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by CPC464
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W500 LCD Upgrades and Mods Qs
Replies: 2
Views: 1422

Re: W500 LCD Upgrades and Mods Qs

IMHO this is the best non ips WUXGA display for W500: Sharp lq154m1lw2a (or lq154m1lw02) I`ve installed one many years ago in my machine, and it is much brighter and crisper than the Samsung, with much better color reproduction too. Get one if you can. There is a led mod kit to sell in aliexpress, b...
by CPC464
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S
Replies: 124
Views: 44643

Re: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S

i'm using the evanjoo kit since september '18, without any issues at all, it keeps working flawlessly. No flickering or any other strange things.
I'm using an i7 2640m T420s with 16 Gb RAM, Nvidia Optimus and msata+hdd.
by CPC464
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: X9100 in T500 shuts down
Replies: 17
Views: 2834

Re: X9100 in T500 shuts down

The 289-W8J T500 has the integrated graphics chip, and he was actually referring to the X9100 idling at 57C. It is not the P8400 as you mistook it for, that wouldn't sound right for sure. I didn't mistook the X9100 for a P8400. The OP said: With thermal paste it's idling around 57C! Not much hotter...
by CPC464
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: X9100 in T500 shuts down
Replies: 17
Views: 2834

Re: X9100 in T500 shuts down

Well, that processor sure heats up fast. About 7 seconds till shut down without thermal paste. With thermal paste it's idling around 57C! Not much hotter than the P8400. I didn't update the BIOS, but Performance Monitor is showing processor speeds of 800, 1.6, 2133, and yes 3.06 :) Integrated oder ...
by CPC464
Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: X9100 in T500 shuts down
Replies: 17
Views: 2834

Re: X9100 in T500 shuts down

The X9100 has a TDP of 44W. T500 are designed for CPUs with a TDP of only 25 and 35W.
Could it be that your X9100 heats up too fast (E. g. dirty heathsink or bad applied thermal paste), and the system turns itself down because it can't handle the CPU's heat dissipation?
by CPC464
Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S
Replies: 124
Views: 44643

Re: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S

Here another one who bought and sucessfully installed a kit from EvanJoo in a T420s. No flickering or other problens so far. Only i notice in tpfancontrol a pci temp. a little higher than usual (around 50-60°C). I used a theoretically original AUO B140HAN01.3. It was, theoretically, a original Lenov...
by CPC464
Mon May 28, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Don't get ripped off on an SXGA+ screen for your X61/X62
Replies: 34
Views: 14224

Re: Don't get ripped off on an SXGA+ screen for your X61/X62

Off topic but how was the TFT Mono screen on the LTE Lite 4/25E? I liked it, it was nice, with good contrast (in that era), and the "B/W effect" had a special charm. It was much better in terms of contrast than standard non TFT screens. I remember playing Transport Tycoon on it and never knowing if...
by CPC464
Mon May 28, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: IPS display for the older T500 and W500 series
Replies: 14
Views: 5656

Re: IPS display for the older T500 and W500 series

Welcome to the forum! No IPS LCDs are to be found for *00 series, there's a LG one that fits T/W 510/20/30 and is FHD. A cable mod will likely be required. Was that LG display an IPS display? And what sort of cable mods will have to be made exactly? Forget it, T/W 510/20/30 are 16:9. T/W 500 are 16...
by CPC464
Mon May 28, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: IPS display for the older T500 and W500 series
Replies: 14
Views: 5656

Re: IPS display for the older T500 and W500 series

Some WUXGA TN panels for the T61/T500/W500 weren't that bad. Years ago I had a WUXGA T61p. The LCD failed, and I replaced it with a Sharp, that happened to be much better than the older one. Some time after that, I bought a W500, that I still use. This W500 came with an awful, dim WUXGA from Samsung...
by CPC464
Sat May 19, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Don't get ripped off on an SXGA+ screen for your X61/X62
Replies: 34
Views: 14224

Re: Don't get ripped off on an SXGA+ screen for your X61/X62

Thank you for your comprehensive post! Too late for me, here's one that has been already ripped off. I suspected that, for the price I've paid (Eur 78, shipping included), there was a refurbished -or fake- LCD, but I tried it. I've been relatively lucky. I've the LCD already mounted in my X61, and c...
by CPC464
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: A sturdy, modern successor to x200?
Replies: 7
Views: 5215

Re: A sturdy, modern successor to x200?

If you need something more powerful: a X220 or X230. Not so sturdy as a X200, but much faster. I had for a short period of time a X140 (the amd 2 cores model), and it wasn't faster than a X200. I sold it again. Too weighty for its size and too slow, and I don't think it is really sturdier than a X20...
by CPC464
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: ThinkPad/Ideapad Tablets & Convertibles
Topic: Thinkpad 10 shutdown after EXACTLY 30 minutes of use.
Replies: 3
Views: 3062

Re: Thinkpad 10 shutdown after EXACTLY 30 minutes of use.

Check Event Log. A recurrent error that I get in event log, maybe related with the problem: Intel(R) Trusted Execution Engine Interface driver has failed to perform handshake with the firmware You can thank Intel for that (plus one of your BIOS updates that installed it). It's their crap Intel Mana...
by CPC464
Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: ThinkPad/Ideapad Tablets & Convertibles
Topic: Thinkpad 10 shutdown after EXACTLY 30 minutes of use.
Replies: 3
Views: 3062

Thinkpad 10 shutdown after EXACTLY 30 minutes of use.

Hi, I have bought a TP 10 as second unit (I already have one). The seller sold it as working, but with defective battery that lasted only about half an hour. But to my (bad) surprise, the battery is 100% OK, it lasts still many hours. The problem is that the tablet keeps shutting itself down after 3...
by CPC464
Sat May 27, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R400/R500 Series
Topic: Hacked Off!!! My Beloved R500...
Replies: 11
Views: 8464

Re: Hacked Off!!! My Beloved R500...

Sorry to hear about your loss. But if you liked your R500 so much, maybe you should have gotten another R500/T500. They are cheap and cheerful nowadays. And with a beautiful Sharp WUXGA screen (1920x1200 and CCFL) you'd still be the envy of your colleagues, back on a classic keyboard and have the m...
by CPC464
Sat May 27, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: ThinkPad/Ideapad Tablets & Convertibles
Topic: Thinkpad Tablet 10: charging battery
Replies: 2
Views: 1643

Re: Thinkpad Tablet 10: charging battery

There is no point, it uses Li-Polymer battery (laptop batteries are Li-ion). Just enjoy it while it works, it can be replaced. My ThinkPad 8 tablet battery still have 90% of its original capacity after two years and more than 450 cycles. Thank you for your answer! Yes, that was what I feared. At le...
by CPC464
Sat May 27, 2017 4:12 am
Forum: ThinkPad/Ideapad Tablets & Convertibles
Topic: Thinkpad Tablet 10: charging battery
Replies: 2
Views: 1643

Thinkpad Tablet 10: charging battery

Hi,

one thing I love in good old Tp is that you can manually set charging thresholds in power manager.

I fear it isn't possible, but, is there any way of manually setting charging thresholds in my little Thinkpad Tablet 10? It would be nice having this feature.
by CPC464
Sun Jan 22, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Does the W520 run DDR3L Memory at 1.35V?
Replies: 12
Views: 5946

Re: Does the W520 run DDR3L Memory at 1.35V?

Here another one who has DDR3L both in W520 and in X220. 32Gb in my W520 and 16Gb in my X220. By error (I've ordered one memory type and received another, but I didn't noticed it), my W520 was running for some months with mixed memory, two slots DDR3 and two DDR3L at the same time. It ran flawlessly...
by CPC464
Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Question about an X301
Replies: 28
Views: 5389

Re: Question about an X301

The X301 screens are very bright (300 nits!) but many complain they have pretty bad contrast, colors, and viewing angles. However, in real life, I don't think they are as bad as some say. Mine is sharp, bright, but with average colors and OK contrast. Should the panels have been better, especially ...
by CPC464
Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Question about an X301
Replies: 28
Views: 5389

Re: Question about an X301

I like a lot of things in X301. The SU9400 isn't powerful at all, but it works for normal everyday task. But I woldn't recommend a laptop having the "feature" of a LCD that makes feel me like if I had dirty glasses or like if I had to buy new ones. IMHO the worst LCD I've seen in a Thinkpad, by far....
by CPC464
Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: x230 Speakers SOOO quiet
Replies: 7
Views: 5127

Re: x230 Speakers SOOO quiet

Thanks for the info. Wondering if there are any hardware 'hacks' that could be done to improve the output of the speakers? X220/230 speakers are the worst I've heard in any Thinkpad ever. I do like almost everything in my X220, apart from the speakers, they sound really tinny and low. Has someone t...
by CPC464
Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Swapping screens X220 to X230
Replies: 6
Views: 2875

Re: Swapping screens X220 to X230

I have done the LCD-replacement for IPS a few times, it's easy enough. I have both X220 and X230 but never tried a lid-swap. The lids look identical in every way though. I'm 99.999% sure it would be a straight swap. X220 LCD lid has got a Bluetooth LED indicator that is missing on the X230's lid (A...
by CPC464
Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Installing classic keyboard into X230 with EC firmware mod
Replies: 369
Views: 112454

Re: Installing classic keyboard into X230 with EC firmware mod

Hi, I managed to adquire a cheap X230 tablet system board (I7 3520m), and my plan is to mount it in my X220 (non tablet) That won't work! The boards are different, at least for the X220/X220T. The battery connector and display connector are at different positions! See here: http://abload.de/img/dsc...
by CPC464
Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Installing classic keyboard into X230 with EC firmware mod
Replies: 369
Views: 112454

Re: Installing classic keyboard into X230 with EC firmware mod

Hi, I managed to adquire a cheap X230 tablet system board (I7 3520m), and my plan is to mount it in my X220 (non tablet), and mod the EC, in order to keep the good old X220 Keyboard (I will still need a 44+ battery). My question is... Should I have to flash an official X230 non tablet bios+EC before...
by CPC464
Sun Jun 05, 2016 10:07 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Will a X201 mainboard fit into X200s base?
Replies: 1
Views: 2282

Re: Will a X201 mainboard fit into X200s base?

[quote="xsixt" ]I have heard of such a mod, but not sure if was successful. Some sources say, it will work if you use a X200s fan assembly, but there is some issue with the display cable reaching. Could anybody confirm this?[ /quote] Do you mean a X201 board or a X201s board? You will have heath iss...
by CPC464
Sat Jun 04, 2016 12:13 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x201 tablet board too picky?
Replies: 4
Views: 2603

Re: x201 tablet board too picky?

You're welcome to post that link. EXCEPT: What to do if you don't have Facebook, Twitter or Google+ (like me)? Here is the link: https://www.4shared.com/rar/pBpKXpMHce/ThinkPad_X201_6quj19us_NWL.html I've registered there with an old e-mail address that I only use for this sort of things. But it wo...
by CPC464
Sat Jun 04, 2016 10:19 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x201 tablet board too picky?
Replies: 4
Views: 2603

Re: x201 tablet board too picky?

To get rid of the beeps, you need to disable the Security Chip in BIOS. Old V1.32-1.12: https://www.sendspace.com/file/vlsg42 DON'T GO HERE!!!!! V1.40-1.15: http://filehere1.ru/ThinkPad_X201_6quj19us_NWL.rar_1988069 Thank you for the tip to disable the beep warning. That older 1.32 BIOS is what I h...
by CPC464
Sat Jun 04, 2016 5:38 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: WWAN card for X201 [Modded BIOS]?
Replies: 6
Views: 3786

Re: WWAN card for X201 [Modded BIOS]?

xsixt wrote: Ericsson F3507g (doesn't have 900Mhz Band)
F3507g seems to be GPRS 900MHz capable:

http://www.3g-modem-wiki.com/page/Ericsson+F3507G
http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Ericsson_ ... and_Module
by CPC464
Sat Jun 04, 2016 5:19 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x201 tablet board too picky?
Replies: 4
Views: 2603

x201 tablet board too picky?

Hi, I "upgraded" my good old X200T by installing a X201T board. All works fine, but I'm having problems with the wifi cards, it seems that the X201T board (last BIOS, 1.40) has almost all wifi cards blackisted. The 5350 I had installed with the x200t board (and with wich I was very happy) isn't acce...
by CPC464
Mon Sep 21, 2015 8:56 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Does the W520 run DDR3L Memory at 1.35V?
Replies: 12
Views: 5946

Re: Does the W520 run DDR3L Memory at 1.35V?

Hi, my X220 (same generation and chipset) runs fine with 16Gb Kingston hyperX DDR3-L
by CPC464
Fri Sep 04, 2015 6:29 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Thinking of buying a T61P w/ FX 570m
Replies: 14
Views: 2610

Re: Thinking of buying a T61P w/ FX 570m

An intermediate option between T61p and the newer core i ones would be the W500. Externally, it looks almost exactly like a T61p, they share battery, keyboard, screen... It is extremely silent and cool, and supports up to 8Gb DDR3 (faster and cheaper to upgrade than the T61p's DDR2), and Penryn proc...

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