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by LemarAntwanJackson
Tue Feb 03, 2015 2:29 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: OS on HDD in Ultrabay
Replies: 6
Views: 1936

Re: OS on HDD in Ultrabay

So you just want to install a new OS on the SSD (which will be your main drive from now on), and then get files from the old HDD to the SSD? That's easy. Remove the HDD, install OS on the SSD. Boot the SSD, hotplug the HDD via Ultrabay and transfer whatever you want. Or did I misunderstand somethin...
by LemarAntwanJackson
Tue Feb 03, 2015 12:07 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: OS on HDD in Ultrabay
Replies: 6
Views: 1936

OS on HDD in Ultrabay

I'm about to install an SSD in a T61. I know clean install is best so will go that route. I am in a rush to do it and don't have time to back up the current HDD. So would it be possible for this scenario? 1. Install SDD and then install OS (W7 64bit) 2. Move HDD to Ultrabay with existing OS (W7 64 b...
by LemarAntwanJackson
Fri Jan 09, 2015 3:02 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: LCD bezel
Replies: 1
Views: 1173

LCD bezel

After a screen replacement by Lenovo, it seems the LCD bezel does not fit as well as it did originally. Particularly, the top left and right sides have a noticeable gap between the bezel and the LCD. Also, when looking from a side angle at how the bezel and the back cover meet together its rather pa...
by LemarAntwanJackson
Tue Jan 06, 2015 12:53 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X201 Warranty Service Issues? Help!!
Replies: 13
Views: 3722

Re: X201 Warranty Service Issues? Help!!

https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104985555215265041477/albums/5351496698059876785/6101101639785029378?pid=6101101639785029378&oid=104985555215265041477 My screen was perfectly clean and black after only cleaning with a microfiber cloth and pure water (distilled) when necessary. I used a monitor al...
by LemarAntwanJackson
Tue Jan 06, 2015 12:33 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: PC Doctor DOS Version Urgent Help
Replies: 3
Views: 1464

Re: PC Doctor DOS Version Urgent Help

Both of you are rock stars for your help. I ended up using the EnTech Taiwan software and it showed the info I needed. As far as PC Doctor having such capability, it did at one point for my T61 as I discovered I got a years old LCD in my notebook and queried Lenovo. Subsequent to that, they changed ...
by LemarAntwanJackson
Mon Jan 05, 2015 3:20 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: PC Doctor DOS Version Urgent Help
Replies: 3
Views: 1464

PC Doctor DOS Version Urgent Help

In the past the PC Doctor (Windows version) which came with my T61 permitted identifying the date of manufacture of the screen shipped with the computer. I tried this with the PC Doctor (Windows version) shipped with my X201. From what I read the T61 version is not compatible with the X201 version. ...
by LemarAntwanJackson
Fri Jan 02, 2015 7:49 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X201 Warranty Service Issues? Help!!
Replies: 13
Views: 3722

Re: X201 Warranty Service Issues???????????????? Help!!

Isopropyl alcohol on a soft cloth should do it... Tried a little. Doesn't work. F this s. Someone at Lenovo needs to lose their job for this. Way below customer expectations for a repair. They totally f up the job and left me with time wasted and frustration. Someone will be unemployed when I'm don...
by LemarAntwanJackson
Fri Jan 02, 2015 3:56 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X201 Warranty Service Issues? Help!!
Replies: 13
Views: 3722

Re: X201 Warranty Service Issues???????????????? Help!!

ajkula66 wrote:What cleaner are you smelling?
Has a perfume like "fresh" smell. I called and was told they used a "laptop cleaner". The problem is they wiped the edges of the bezel and it seems they also wiped the LCD. I tried cleaning the residue if that is what it is but have been unsuccessful.
by LemarAntwanJackson
Fri Jan 02, 2015 3:28 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X201 Warranty Service Issues? Help!!
Replies: 13
Views: 3722

Re: X201 Warranty Service Issues???????????????? Help!!

I got it back. It boots with SSD back in. Haven't done anything else yet. BUT they messed up my screen. Cleaned the casing as can smell the cleaner. The idiot who did it also wiped around the bezel and some of it smeared and left a haze around the edges of the screen. How to get it off? They offered...
by LemarAntwanJackson
Fri Jan 02, 2015 12:38 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X201 Warranty Service Issues? Help!!
Replies: 13
Views: 3722

Re: X201 Warranty Service Issues???????????????? Help!!

OK. Will take your word for it. Proof will be when the machine comes back and the durability of the refurbed part. My prior experience with repairs with Lenovo's depot has been good but it was just one repair for a fan. Others: Dell used Qualex for on site service. Technician replace a fan on a desk...
by LemarAntwanJackson
Fri Jan 02, 2015 12:15 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X201 Warranty Service Issues? Help!!
Replies: 13
Views: 3722

Re: X201 Warranty Service Issues???????????????? Help!!

ajkula66 wrote:No remedies, and no reasons to look for one.

Enjoy your new board. Seriously.
On what basis do you share your confidence?
by LemarAntwanJackson
Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:54 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X201 Warranty Service Issues? Help!!
Replies: 13
Views: 3722

X201 Warranty Service Issues? Help!!

I had a rattling fan and sent my x201 in for repair. I'm certain it was the fan and the fan only with problems as I experienced the same on my T61 and had that fixed successfully. Lenovo's Repair Center apparently swapped my system board instead of just replacing the fan. In a call to them I was tol...
by LemarAntwanJackson
Fri Dec 26, 2014 11:52 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Middleton BIOS Security Chip and second HDD
Replies: 1
Views: 1164

Middleton BIOS Security Chip and second HDD

Does the Middleton BIOS have any effect on the security chip?
How about the second HDD bay? I run a second HDD currently in that bay.

Before upgrading I want to know the implications.
by LemarAntwanJackson
Fri Nov 28, 2014 9:47 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Middleon BIOS
Replies: 3
Views: 1694

Re: Middleon BIOS

Want to know where to download, the best written instructions Download, discussion and other stuff here: http://forum.notebookreview.com/lenovo/459591-t61-x61-sata-ii-1-5-gb-s-cap-willing-pay-solution.html but what are potential problems i.e., things that may no longer function? Any caveats to the ...
by LemarAntwanJackson
Fri Nov 28, 2014 1:49 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Middleon BIOS
Replies: 3
Views: 1694

Middleon BIOS

I'm about ready to flash soon. Want to know where to download, the best written instructions and also what kind of problems might happen? I understand it unlocks the SATAII capability of my T61 but what are potential problems i.e., things that may no longer function? Any caveats to the installation ...
by LemarAntwanJackson
Tue Nov 25, 2014 12:49 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Onsite Warranty Service -- Have you used?
Replies: 5
Views: 1878

Re: Onsite Warranty Service -- Have you used?

You can always ask, but he/she might refuse... Or you might ask that service-person to give you the fan and beat it, and you DIY. Replacing the fan in an X201 requires only a small Phillips #1 screwdriver, a replacement fan and some thermal paste. The whole job should take less than 1/2 hour. This ...
by LemarAntwanJackson
Tue Nov 25, 2014 12:47 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Onsite Warranty Service -- Have you used?
Replies: 5
Views: 1878

Onsite Warranty Service -- Have you used?

I have that as part of my plan. In need of service but I don't want any stranger in my home. I don't want them at my office either. Do you think a fan replacement for an x201 could be done out on the patio or in my garage if I put a table there? Starbucks or a public library? Don't laugh or criticiz...
by LemarAntwanJackson
Tue Nov 25, 2014 12:42 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: How do I find panasonic batteries for x201?
Replies: 10
Views: 4699

Re: How do I find panasonic batteries for x201?

The premise of your question is questionable. Original X201 Lenovo batteries form Sanyo, Panasonic, Sony, others, are all virtually identical in performance and longevity. The big difference is whether you get an original battery or a third-party battery. Note: Even if you get an original Lenovo ba...
by LemarAntwanJackson
Tue Nov 25, 2014 12:36 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Reliable SSD drives for the X220
Replies: 59
Views: 22040

Re: Reliable SSD drives for the X220

I've used the EVO in my x201 for a year without any problems, running the latest firmware. Just added another to my T61. I don't see any slowdown issues. Am tempted to do the rejuvenation thing with the software but it seems risky i.e., losing data? What I noticed about the rejuvenation software is ...
by LemarAntwanJackson
Mon Nov 24, 2014 3:59 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: SSD for T61 and Middleton BIOS
Replies: 3
Views: 2461

Re: SSD for T61 and Middleton BIOS

Let us know how this shakes out after you make the mod. I have the same hardware with a new SSD but have not made the mod with the Middleton BIOS. Thanks.
by LemarAntwanJackson
Sun Nov 23, 2014 10:55 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Intel 530 or Samsung 840 EVO for T61?
Replies: 19
Views: 4295

Re: Intel 530 or Samsung 840 EVO for T61?

I might as well ask here. Regarding my old HDD, I had a password on it and also BitLocker with an extra PIN. Do I need to remove the PW from the BIOS for future use? I still have the OS with data on it and may need to occasionally plug it in for use. I don't want to not be able to use it if I happen...
by LemarAntwanJackson
Sun Nov 23, 2014 10:50 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Intel 530 or Samsung 840 EVO for T61?
Replies: 19
Views: 4295

Re: Intel 530 or Samsung 840 EVO for T61?

Is that just as good as removing it physically? Remove it altogether...I would anyway. I'm still on SATA I Why? as well as the 730 not actually being made by Intel Where did you get this from, BTW? In due time I will flash to the Middleton BIOS. On #3, its what I read. I didn't save the details nor...
by LemarAntwanJackson
Sun Nov 23, 2014 9:36 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Intel 530 or Samsung 840 EVO for T61?
Replies: 19
Views: 4295

Re: Intel 530 or Samsung 840 EVO for T61?

By the way what does the Intel Matrix Storage Driver do? Do I need this as its an optional update per Lenovo System Updates? I have an Intel Turbo Memory card on my T61 and disabled it. Is that just as good as removing it physically? I did a clean install of W7 64 BIT and didn't install any Turbo Me...
by LemarAntwanJackson
Sun Nov 23, 2014 9:15 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Intel 530 or Samsung 840 EVO for T61?
Replies: 19
Views: 4295

Re: Intel 530 or Samsung 840 EVO for T61?

Well I made a decision on Saturday as I really needed to put my T61 back into production and that meant getting a SSD. I bought the 840 EVO again. Paid $119.99 at Best Buy which is the same price Amazon charges as of this weekend. Am aware of some of the pros and cons but certainly not at the level ...
by LemarAntwanJackson
Sat Nov 22, 2014 1:46 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Intel 530 or Samsung 840 EVO for T61?
Replies: 19
Views: 4295

Re: Intel 530 or Samsung 840 EVO for T61?

Thanks much, what I see are some negative reviews of the 530 on a T440. I have a T61 and realize it has a completely different system board but the comments about BSODs alarm me. Also, saw some negative comments on the M100 for SATA 1 systems but they are Apple notebooks. The M100 is about $20 cheap...
by LemarAntwanJackson
Fri Nov 21, 2014 4:25 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Intel 530 or Samsung 840 EVO for T61?
Replies: 19
Views: 4295

Re: Intel 530 or Samsung 840 EVO for T61?

Wow, that's a lot of testing and comparison you have done. I can only afford the 250GB models. I basically due spreadsheet work, typical MSFT Office Suite things and research using the Internet.

Which would you choose among the 530 and EVO?
by LemarAntwanJackson
Fri Nov 21, 2014 4:20 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x201 Fan Noise
Replies: 4
Views: 2459

Re: x201 Fan Noise

To replace the fan, you'd need to take the whole machine apart, to get at the fan that is mounted on the bottom of the motherboard. If still under warranty, get it done asap and follow the technician with hawk's eyes! You can read up how to do it in the HMM (see HMM-link at the top of this page). I...
by LemarAntwanJackson
Fri Nov 21, 2014 1:13 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Intel 530 or Samsung 840 EVO for T61?
Replies: 19
Views: 4295

Intel 530 or Samsung 840 EVO for T61?

Anyone install either of these SSDs in their T61? Can you comment on compatibility. I use the Samsung in my x201 and have been extremely happy with it but it doesn't come with the spacer like the Intel SSD's do. Also, have some concerns about Intel's use of the Sandforce Controller and past issues a...
by LemarAntwanJackson
Fri Nov 21, 2014 1:09 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x201 Fan Noise
Replies: 4
Views: 2459

x201 Fan Noise

I have an x201 which continues to run flawlessly (after an SSD upgrade). In the morning when I start it up my fan makes a rattling noise then goes back to normal levels (no rattle) and continues to spin. In the past I never noticed any noise but don't know if it existed as the environment was less l...

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