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by feklee
Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order
Replies: 222
Views: 57251

Re: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order

Can someone send me a picture of the back side of a working B140QAN01.1? That would be great!

@mithodin ? @Maxzep ?
by feklee
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Time to crowdfund the real ThinkPad: let's see how badly we want it
Replies: 73
Views: 11491

Re: Time to crowdfund the real ThinkPad: let's see how badly we want it

Utwig wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:39 am
We could for a start crowdfund classic USB keyboard with trackpoint.
And please without Windows keys.
by feklee
Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order
Replies: 222
Views: 57251

Re: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order

Have same result (half black/grey half white, distortions and flickering) with damaged B140QAN01.1 panel. Second B140QAN01.1 that local seller have in stock works fine. So my guess you have damaged screen. It is worth checking connectors tho. I reseated the connectors, same result. If it is a damag...
by feklee
Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order
Replies: 222
Views: 57251

Re: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order

Here's a link to some pictures as well as a video showing off the superbly stable viewing angles. https://nx.treffenstaedt.de/index.php/s/SSty1ELJZdQQ4pF I ended up only using the top screws and relying on the bezel to keep the display stable, which seems to be fine for now. I will update if proble...
by feklee
Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order
Replies: 222
Views: 57251

Re: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order

I can get a WQHD panel with, according to the vendor, the following data: S11FCFA2BXFA6 SD10G56672 505 FRU 00HN878 VVX14T058J016092T 007051 A Can anyone tell if this will likely work with the 3K upgrade kit? Update, to answer the question myself: According to the spreadsheet with compatible panels ,...
by feklee
Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:48 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: ThreadPad: 3D printed tablet stand with X41 keyboard *PIC*
Replies: 16
Views: 5997

Re: ThreadPad: 3D printed tablet stand with X41 keyboard

Temetka wrote:I would suggest though looking at the kickstand on the surface pro 3.
Thanks for the pointer! The kickstand is indeed interesting. However, I don't think it would work in a shaking bus or metro, which are environments that I plan to use the ThreadPad in.
by feklee
Thu Aug 21, 2014 2:51 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: ThreadPad: 3D printed tablet stand with X41 keyboard *PIC*
Replies: 16
Views: 5997

Re: ThreadPad: 3D printed tablet stand with X41 keyboard

ilakast wrote:rather a bit ugly maybe
You can change color. ;)

I chose green: It complements the keyboard's red/blue labeling to form the colors of the IBM logo used on ThinkPads.
by feklee
Thu Aug 21, 2014 7:52 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: ThreadPad: 3D printed tablet stand with X41 keyboard *PIC*
Replies: 16
Views: 5997

Re: ThreadPad: 3D printed tablet stand with X41 keyboard

Well, it's the first iteration. Future versions could have the position of the cables optimized, or maybe offer a selection of holes. Thanks for the feedback! Concerning touch typing: A couple of years ago I took a two day touch typing course. In the first few months it required a lot of discipline ...
by feklee
Thu Aug 21, 2014 7:10 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: ThreadPad: 3D printed tablet stand with X41 keyboard *PIC*
Replies: 16
Views: 5997

Re: ThreadPad: 3D printed tablet stand with X41 keyboard

They are completely in the way! May look so on the pictures. From my experience and tested with various devices, however, the cables - inspired by suspension bridges - neither obscure the screen nor do they interfere with typing: They're on the side. The design allows easy adjustment of tilt angle,...
by feklee
Sun Apr 20, 2014 1:27 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: TrackPoint via Arduino as USB mouse
Replies: 8
Views: 6131

Re: TrackPoint via Arduino as USB mouse

Firstly, thanks for putting your library up on Github, the Trackpoint is a great input device; I had almost lost hope, until I found your post here. It’s great to hear that the little project is useful to others! As I understand things, I can load your usb-trackpoint code.ino file, and reference th...
by feklee
Sun Dec 29, 2013 3:19 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T41 sometimes crashes out of the blue
Replies: 27
Views: 4221

Re: T41 sometimes crashes out of the blue

If that's actually the culprit, then you've been quite lucky managing to run a dying drive for more than a year. Fortunately, the OS and all important data is on the main disk (Hitachi HTS541010G9AT00). The disk in the UltraBay (Samsung HM160HC) was primarily a target for daily incremental backups ...
by feklee
Sat Dec 28, 2013 5:40 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T41 sometimes crashes out of the blue
Replies: 27
Views: 4221

Re: T41 sometimes crashes out of the blue

The freezes eventually stopped, but over the past months there has been a BSOD about once per day. Memory tests, surface scans of the HDDs (HD Tune), ATI SMARTGUART, and the Intel Diagnosic Tool showed no errors. However, all these months I ignored an important parameter: The S.M.A.R.T. status of th...
by feklee
Thu Sep 05, 2013 5:47 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T41 space key suddenly unreliable - fix?
Replies: 2
Views: 1365

Re: T41 space key suddenly unreliable - fix?

Thanks for the suggestions, rkawakami!

I indeed use space a lot, as I am hooked to TouchCursor, a piece of software that allows me to keep my fingers near the home row at all times.
by feklee
Thu Sep 05, 2013 3:24 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T41 space key suddenly unreliable - fix?
Replies: 2
Views: 1365

T41 space key suddenly unreliable - fix?

Since some days, when I hit the space key off center, it sometimes doesn't register a key press. I already cleaned mechanics with isopropanol, and it looks like new, but the issue persists. What could be the cause? Perhaps the little blue rubber dome underneath the key is somehow worn out? Is there ...
by feklee
Sat Aug 17, 2013 4:28 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: TrackPoint via Arduino as USB mouse
Replies: 8
Views: 6131

TrackPoint via Arduino as USB mouse

I hooked up a TrackPoint to an Arduino microcontroller and am now able to use it like an external USB mouse. Features: Adjustable sensitivity with slider. Middle button scrolling. Details may be found on GitHub.com: photos, schematics, and code arduino-trackpoint library https://raw.github.com/fekle...
by feklee
Sat Jun 08, 2013 5:47 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: What is the keyboard's connector type?
Replies: 23
Views: 6575

Re: What is the keyboard's connector type?

I want to see if I can make a USB adapter for the T60. Very interesting! Perhaps you would like to join our discussion about using the Arduino as a keyboard controller, and for interfacing with the TrackPoint. My dream is to have a better keyboard than the USB one offered by Lenovo. I want a keyboa...
by feklee
Sat Jun 08, 2013 10:28 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Shortest classic hinges?
Replies: 0
Views: 1316

Shortest classic hinges?

http://sites.inka.de/klee/thinkpad/hinge.jpg The pictured hinge is from an X41. It is ca. 24mm long (or high). Are there hinges for any model that shorter, preferably 16mm or less? Due to their high quality, I would like to use ThinkPad hinges for a hardware project. Of course, I am also open to su...
by feklee
Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:57 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Android tablet / iPad plus ThinkPad keyboard?
Replies: 8
Views: 2760

Re: Android tablet / iPad plus ThinkPad keyboard?

DRobinson wrote:Maybe an old x31 or other smaller thinkpad could be modded in a similar way to house a new tablet.
An old X41 is on the way to me. :D But I'm primarily interested in the keyboard and the TrackPoint. That's the first challenge. I am thinking about hooking it up with an Arduino.
by feklee
Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:46 am
Forum: IBM or Lenovo Desktops/Workstations/ThinkStations only
Topic: Any USB keyboard compatible with ThinkPad keyboards?
Replies: 9
Views: 150940

Re: Any USB keyboard compatible with ThinkPad keyboards?

find yourself a thinkpad USB ultranav keyboard in the "travel" flavor. I have found them in shops in Germany, new, from 100 EUR upwards. That's a little steep for an experiment. the layouts were identical with T4x keyboards but the socket used on the USB board is different than the T4x generation. ...
by feklee
Sat Mar 16, 2013 6:27 pm
Forum: ThinkPad/Ideapad Tablets & Convertibles
Topic: Connect ThinkPad USB keyboard to Tablet 1 or 2?
Replies: 1
Views: 3382

Connect ThinkPad USB keyboard to Tablet 1 or 2?

Is it possible to connect a ThinkPad USB keyboard, e.g. the ThinkPad Full-Size UltraNav USB Keyboard , to the Tablet or the Tablet 2? If so, does the TrackPoint work, including adjustment of sensitivity? To clairfy: I am not talking about the folio's keyboard, which doesn't have a genuine TrackPoint...
by feklee
Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:47 am
Forum: IBM or Lenovo Desktops/Workstations/ThinkStations only
Topic: Any USB keyboard compatible with ThinkPad keyboards?
Replies: 9
Views: 150940

Re: Any USB keyboard compatible with ThinkPad keyboards?

If building a custom Arduino based controller I am worried, though, that it will be hard to support the TrackPoint.
by feklee
Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:59 am
Forum: IBM or Lenovo Desktops/Workstations/ThinkStations only
Topic: Any USB keyboard compatible with ThinkPad keyboards?
Replies: 9
Views: 150940

Re: Any USB keyboard compatible with ThinkPad keyboards?

twistero wrote:An arduino should do just fine.
That would be a great solution, though I would need to find an Arduino hacker, or give it a go myself.
by feklee
Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:42 am
Forum: IBM or Lenovo Desktops/Workstations/ThinkStations only
Topic: Any USB keyboard compatible with ThinkPad keyboards?
Replies: 9
Views: 150940

Re: Any USB keyboard compatible with ThinkPad keyboards?

More information about connecting ThinkPad keyboards by USB can be found in the thread "Could we kickstart fund a 4:3 machine".
by feklee
Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:30 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Could we kickstart fund a 4:3 machine
Replies: 40
Views: 7960

Re: Could we kickstart fund a 4:3 machine

Just found:
by feklee
Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:29 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: New Lenovo X131e Chromebook
Replies: 18
Views: 4057

Re: New Lenovo X131e Chromebook

Not to mention that a normal laptop can "survive" few hours without being plugged to an electrical outlet. Just for completeness: Various modern web applications can be run without Internet connection. For fun, I have developed such an app myself, a game targeted at Firefox OS , but it runs in ever...
by feklee
Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:26 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Android tablet / iPad plus ThinkPad keyboard?
Replies: 8
Views: 2760

Re: Android tablet / iPad plus ThinkPad keyboard?

Wouldn't a Windows 8 & Intel-based tablet more apt to manage your keyboard and trackpoint? Possibly. An ASUS VivoTab with that 600 nits screen could be interesting, if the screen had higher resolution. Not only do I want to be able to configure the TrackPoint, but also TouchCursor is important to m...
by feklee
Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:14 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Could we kickstart fund a 4:3 machine
Replies: 40
Views: 7960

Re: Could we kickstart fund a 4:3 machine

That got me thinking. I'm currently typing this post with a Thinkpad USB keyboard. Now, would there be a possibility to use one of these external keyboards, which are basically the same as the "real" laptop ones, disassemble and connect them to the internal USB port of the mobo (if any)? I have bee...
by feklee
Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:46 pm
Forum: IBM or Lenovo Desktops/Workstations/ThinkStations only
Topic: Any USB keyboard compatible with ThinkPad keyboards?
Replies: 9
Views: 150940

Re: Any USB keyboard compatible with ThinkPad keyboards?

Why can't you use one of those external Ultranav keyboards that are designed to mimic the look and feel of the Thinkpad keyboard? My idea is to use the electronics of one of those. In particular, I would like to use an X4x keyboard, since it is compact, and at the same time there are no Windows key...

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