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by anthony
Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Will a USB-C powerpack charge a T450s with an adapter?
Replies: 0
Views: 553

Will a USB-C powerpack charge a T450s with an adapter?

I travel a lot with battery packs for my cell phone and table, but have to find an outlet to charge my laptop. I see that there is an adapter that will fit a USB-C device to my USB-A connections.

My question is whether it will charge my T450s battery through those connections?

TIA :?:
by anthony
Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:24 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: [SOLVED] OK. Have my new SSD for the T410s. Now what?
Replies: 12
Views: 3067

Re: [SOLVED] OK. Have my new SSD for the T410s. Now what?

My problem installing windows update turned out to be the simplest thing. I had disabled bluetooth at start up. enabled bluetooth and voila. Installed with no problems. found this solution with a google search. Who knew?
by anthony
Sun Mar 01, 2015 10:51 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Need replacement 6-cell battery for T410s
Replies: 5
Views: 4339

Re: Need replacement 6-cell battery for T410s

Are you referring to the T410s? I would go for a cheap used OEM one, or a new one from Lenovo's site, if you have the pockets for it. I have had pretty bad experiences with non OEM batteries, even with supposedly 'good' aftermarket brands. I have yet to find an aftermarket battery that doesn't degr...
by anthony
Sun Mar 01, 2015 3:17 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s disassembly and clean
Replies: 4
Views: 6496

Re: T420s disassembly and clean

Thanks for the post. Great overview...
by anthony
Sun Mar 01, 2015 2:59 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Need replacement 6-cell battery for T410s
Replies: 5
Views: 4339

Need replacement 6-cell battery for T410s

Not a lot of reviews on Amazon. The APGtek got really poor comments. Any recommendations/tips. TIA
by anthony
Sun Mar 01, 2015 2:37 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: I am buying a T420s What should I do to spruce it up a bit?
Replies: 8
Views: 6137

Re: I am buying a T420s What should I do to spruce it up a bit?

I've had the 410s since 2010 and love it. Recently swapped out the SSD to a 512GB. Also maxed the RAM to 8GB. Both easy fixes for a nontechnical like me. Hope to keep another 5 years...
by anthony
Sun Mar 01, 2015 2:31 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Thinkpad T410 upgrade to Core i7-640M
Replies: 8
Views: 13482

Re: Thinkpad T410 upgrade to Core i7-640M

Do you have a noticeable performance improvement?
by anthony
Fri Feb 27, 2015 6:08 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: [SOLVED] "Windows detected a hard disk problem" t410s
Replies: 5
Views: 7793

Re: "Windows detected a hard disk problem" t410s

I needed more space anyway, so upgraded to 512 SSD. So I guess I can mark this "solved." Thanks. 8)
by anthony
Sun Feb 22, 2015 3:54 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: When is replacement for the T440s due to be released?
Replies: 17
Views: 4540

Re: When is replacement for the T440s due to be released?

fb1996 wrote:
xxPaulCPxx wrote:Wait.. no Graphics options?
... but it has no docking port.
USB 3.0 docking
by anthony
Sun Feb 22, 2015 3:31 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: [SOLVED] OK. Have my new SSD for the T410s. Now what?
Replies: 12
Views: 3067

SOLVED: OK. Have my new SSD for the T410s. Now what?

SUCCESS! Got the $7 adapter below, connected it to my new drive and a USB port. Used Macrium Reflect Free to clone the old disk to the new one. Easy peasy. Had a bit of a problem expanding my C: partition because the Lenovo Recovery (D:) was between it and the unallocated space. Used Easeus Partitio...
by anthony
Mon Feb 16, 2015 2:19 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: [SOLVED] OK. Have my new SSD for the T410s. Now what?
Replies: 12
Views: 3067

Re: OK. Have my new SSD for the T410s. Now what?

Thanks. Yes, I want to keep my programs and configurations. Sorry. micro-SATA...
by anthony
Mon Feb 16, 2015 2:02 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: [SOLVED] OK. Have my new SSD for the T410s. Now what?
Replies: 12
Views: 3067

[SOLVED] OK. Have my new SSD for the T410s. Now what?

Yes, I'm a Nervous Nellie, having never done this before. I have the SSD and the Lenovo site gives pretty good remove & install instructions. But, how to I get my operating system, programs, and files onto the new drive? Is that what Rescue and Recovery disks do? Or do I need to buy a mSATA to USB a...
by anthony
Mon Feb 16, 2015 12:14 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: When is replacement for the T440s due to be released?
Replies: 17
Views: 4540

Re: When is replacement for the T440s due to be released?

What makes it worth waiting for, if you don't mind me asking. I'm in shopping mode to replace the T410s that has been with me since 2010...
by anthony
Sun Feb 01, 2015 11:10 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: [SOLVED] Trying to find high capacity 1.8" SSD for my T410s
Replies: 6
Views: 1667

Re: Trying to find high capacity 1.8" SSD for my T410s

Thanks. That was an excellent find. Ordered with a Buy it Now! Almost half of the price I had been seeing. Great group here!
by anthony
Sat Jan 31, 2015 9:40 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: [SOLVED] Trying to find high capacity 1.8" SSD for my T410s
Replies: 6
Views: 1667

Re: Trying to find high capacity 1.8" SSD for my T410s

OMG! That Intel drive is almost $1000. It's times like this that make me wish my Mom had married for money.. :lol: Think I'll look towards some of the other suggestions... Thanks all... SSDH?
by anthony
Sat Jan 31, 2015 4:26 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: [SOLVED] Trying to find high capacity 1.8" SSD for my T410s
Replies: 6
Views: 1667

[SOLVED] Trying to find high capacity 1.8" SSD for my T410s

I can find 256GB, but I'd like 1T or 500GB at a minimum. All I can find with that capacity are 2.5" drives. Trying to keep my T410s as long as possible, but storage capacity has become a huge deal. Thanks for any ideas/suggestions...
by anthony
Sat Jan 31, 2015 10:00 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T440s First Impressions
Replies: 84
Views: 33680

Re: T440s First Impressions

Case in point. The Crucial 512 GB SSD can be found online for under $200. Lenovo charges $450 for the upgrade from a 128GB SSD that is itself worth about $75. So you are essentially paying $525 for an item that you can get yourself get under $200. Get the as-configured and add your own.
by anthony
Sat Jan 31, 2015 8:45 am
Forum: Forum Announcements
Topic: ** IP Banned..? Please read me **
Replies: 4
Views: 49390

Re: ** IP Banned..? Please read me **

Thank you Bill for all that you do. I haven't visited the forum in a while. But now that I am about to buy my 4th Thinkpad (Yes, I've been around since they wore the IBM badge), I am most appreciative that you and a trusted user community are here. And I encourage all of us to hit that PayPal link o...
by anthony
Sun Oct 05, 2014 2:12 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: [SOLVED] "Windows detected a hard disk problem" t410s
Replies: 5
Views: 7793

Re: "Windows detected a hard disk problem" t410s

Thanks to both of you. Life has pulled me away from this problem for a while, but I will let you know what happens.
by anthony
Mon Sep 29, 2014 2:07 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: [SOLVED] "Windows detected a hard disk problem" t410s
Replies: 5
Views: 7793

[SOLVED] "Windows detected a hard disk problem" t410s

Sorry if this has been covered, my search did not find it. About every 10 minutes, I get a popup that says, "Windows detected a hard disk problem." The message goes on to say, "The following disks are reporting failure," then lists my Samsung 128GB Solid State drive. I have run SSDLife, HD Tune, and...
by anthony
Sun Dec 25, 2011 8:54 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Connectivity prob with intel 802.11 adapter T410s
Replies: 2
Views: 1116

Re: Connectivity prob with intel 802.11 adapter T410s

Well, that didn't work. It went out again today. The wifi turned off and I had to reboot in order to restart it. Fn/F5 could not turn it back on. Oh well... Sure is aggravating....
by anthony
Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:07 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Connectivity prob with intel 802.11 adapter T410s
Replies: 2
Views: 1116

Re: Connectivity prob with intel 802.11 adapter T410s

I was running Access Connections version 5.62. A poster at the Lenovo forums recommended that I download the patch for 5.62 http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS002631 and then update my Access Connections to the latest version (5.85). http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloa...
by anthony
Sun Dec 11, 2011 8:10 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Connectivity prob with intel 802.11 adapter T410s
Replies: 2
Views: 1116

Connectivity prob with intel 802.11 adapter T410s

My WiFi adapter will power down 2-3 times a day and not power up without rebooting the T410s. It happens at home and away, so I couldn't imagine that it's my router; but, I replaced it anyway. The problem is that it will not detect any wireless network on the WiFi setting. Only WiMax is available. U...
by anthony
Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:21 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Uh oh! I deleted my biometric device on my T410S
Replies: 0
Views: 526

Uh oh! I deleted my biometric device on my T410S

Lenovo Toolbox detected a problem and I attempted to delete the driver so I could reinstall. Instead I uninstalled the device. My bad. Anyone know how I can reinstall? TIA
by anthony
Thu Sep 30, 2010 1:27 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: SOLVED: Help! Optical Drive won't open on my T410S.
Replies: 3
Views: 907

Re: Help! Optical Drive won't open on my T410S.

I've tried the paper clip in the hole trick; no action. Also booted, hit F1, and tried to open it from inside the
BIOS; nothing. No, it does not make any sound. Thanks for your thoughts, though.

Update: Removing and reinserting the drive into the Ultrabay worked... Thanks mucho.
by anthony
Wed Sep 29, 2010 6:24 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: SOLVED: Help! Optical Drive won't open on my T410S.
Replies: 3
Views: 907

SOLVED: Help! Optical Drive won't open on my T410S.

I've tried enabling thru the power manager. Been thru the power on/off cycles. Tried the alt menu "open" option of Explorer. Tried under safe mode. The light comes on, but it won't open. Any suggestions.
by anthony
Sun Aug 22, 2010 9:58 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: ?? re: network adapter setting & maintaining WiFi connection
Replies: 2
Views: 1262

?? re: network adapter setting & maintaining WiFi connection

:?: First, the adapter question: I use my T410S' built-in WiFi plus have a USB760 wireless modem (Verizon) that I use in places where I have no free WiFi access. Device Manager shows the three adapters below. Which should be enabled? Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6250 AGN Intel Centrino Advanced WiMAX 6...
by anthony
Sun Aug 15, 2010 7:29 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Will battery be effected if I use the charger always.
Replies: 7
Views: 1672

Re: Will battery be effected if I use the charger always.

Lenovo offers an option to "Optimize for battery lifespan (automatically change for me)." Does anyone know what setting that uses or how that works? TIA.

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