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by mydreamlaptop
Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:50 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420/T430 FHD kit!
Replies: 18
Views: 7129

Re: T420/T430 FHD kit!

Wonder how long it will take to come down in price. Will consider it when total of panel and necessary adapter(s) reaches $100.
by mydreamlaptop
Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:47 am
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Micro$haft is $hafting W7-users, AGAIN
Replies: 12
Views: 5221

Re: Micro$haft is $hafting W7-users, AGAIN

Use WSUS Offline Update. It even has shell scripts that let you download Windows updates in Linux for offline deployment.
by mydreamlaptop
Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Needed equipment for hardware ROM flashing?
Replies: 5
Views: 943

Re: Needed equipment for hardware ROM flashing?

Thanks so much! I've eventually gotten the laptop taken apart and read the BIOS chip into a rom file with the Raspberry Pi. The T430 needs to be almost completely disassembled to get at the motherboard. I am working on removing the Intel ME/Intel AMT. Corna's me_cleaner looks pretty self-explanatory...
by mydreamlaptop
Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Needed equipment for hardware ROM flashing?
Replies: 5
Views: 943

Re: Needed equipment for hardware ROM flashing?

I've ordered a Raspberry Pi Model B+ and a Chinese Soic8 clip. I guess we'll see if it works after both of them arrive.
by mydreamlaptop
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Needed equipment for hardware ROM flashing?
Replies: 5
Views: 943

Needed equipment for hardware ROM flashing?

I would like to get started with flashing BIOS firmware. Need something reliable, able to backup the original and flash it back in case of a bad flash. Anyone with experience hardware flashing BIOS chips e.g. on the T430 that are soldered to the board? I would also like to be able to flash other com...
by mydreamlaptop
Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: What do you do with Linux?
Replies: 35
Views: 4347

Re: What do you do with Linux?

Pretty much almost everything... I started switching over after it became clear around Windows 8/8.1 time that Microsoft wasn't going to make a stable desktop operating system. Large corporations rarely admit mistakes. They never went back on the Ribbon even though screens got shorter. So if I have ...
by mydreamlaptop
Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Better late than never: Windows 10 has Ubuntu in the Windows Store
Replies: 1
Views: 1099

Re: Better late than never: Windows 10 has Ubuntu in the Windows Store

It appears this merely runs a Linux userspace inside of Windows 10. Therefore, W10's automatic updates and telemetry would still be fully active.
by mydreamlaptop
Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T430 9-cell external slice battery advice
Replies: 6
Views: 1907

Re: T430 9-cell external slice battery advice

Oh well. I put a hard drive in there anyway... I currently have the original 9-cell main battery from 2012 and it still holds more than 50% design capacity (recalibrated pretty recently) so I don't think it's worth replacing yet. My main concern is sourcing. I can look up specs and compatibility but...
by mydreamlaptop
Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:51 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T430 9-cell external slice battery advice
Replies: 6
Views: 1907

T430 9-cell external slice battery advice

I am looking to add a slice battery to my T430. Does anyone have experience to share on buying ThinkPad batteries? What is the situation on used or new old stock batteries? Alternatively, is there any battery available that is better than what Lenovo makes? (ie doesn’t reduce as much in capacity aft...
by mydreamlaptop
Mon Aug 03, 2015 3:37 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: RetroThinkPad survey #4 of 4 *** FINAL SURVEY **
Replies: 68
Views: 43177

Re: RetroThinkPad survey #4 of 4 *** FINAL SURVEY **

The Ultrabay has the advantage of size. It allows fitting things that wouldn't fit in an expresscard slot. Shrinking it to the size of just another 2.5" bay would defeat the purpose. I seem to recall some Ideapad that allowed putting a graphics card in the Ultrabay. A long time ago there was also a ...
by mydreamlaptop
Mon Aug 03, 2015 3:13 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Survey 3 of 4 is up + PLEASE VOTE FOR this forum Aspect Ratio
Replies: 105
Views: 60668

Re: Survey 3 of 4 is up + PLEASE VOTE FOR this forum Aspect Ratio

... would you really trust your presentation to a "very cheap" adapter containg active electronics which "generally" works very well? Yes. And if you think it's a problem, then do keep in mind that the sh*tty VGA cables/connectors and the crappy projectors themselves are about 10 times more likely ...
by mydreamlaptop
Sun Aug 02, 2015 11:54 pm
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: RetroThinkPad survey #2 of 4 ** the REAL one **
Replies: 56
Views: 7568

Re: RetroThinkPad survey #2 of ?? ** the REAL one **

We should all be taking these surveys. Unless it influences design of future TPs then i don't see the point just for a 1 off. Don't think of it as a one-off. Even in the unlikely event that Lenovo doesn't make any RetroThinkpad at all, the survey results could be influential enough to bring back pr...
by mydreamlaptop
Sun Aug 02, 2015 11:47 pm
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 228165

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

RealBlackStuff wrote:David Hill already published this in 2012, WHY the F did he (and Lenovo) not stick to it?
http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/690 ... 69081166/1
I think (and this is just a guess) he probably knew it all along. But final decisions come from higher up.
by mydreamlaptop
Tue Jul 28, 2015 3:17 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Survey 3 of 4 is up + PLEASE VOTE FOR this forum Aspect Ratio
Replies: 105
Views: 60668

Re: Survey 3 of ?? is up + PLEASE VOTE FOR this forum Aspect Ratio

Well, VGA is close to useless. LCDs are digital in nature. All modern computers have a plethora of digital outputs. The only reason to have a VGA port on a monitor is to connect to ancient computers. The only reason to have a VGA port on a machine is to connect to ancient analog projectors. Given t...
by mydreamlaptop
Mon Jul 27, 2015 10:54 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Survey 3 of 4 is up + PLEASE VOTE FOR this forum Aspect Ratio
Replies: 105
Views: 60668

Re: Survey 3 of ?? is up + PLEASE VOTE FOR this forum Aspect Ratio

jcvjcvjcvjcv wrote:
bhtooefr wrote:The P2314Hs that my client orders come with power, USB (for the hub), VGA, and DisplayPort cables. They've got a DVI port on them, but no cable.
Lol, a VGA cable Anno 2015
Lol, a keyboard Anno 2015


... Just because some technology is old doesn't mean it's useless.
by mydreamlaptop
Mon Jul 27, 2015 10:48 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 228165

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

I never bought anything tech related on release, let alone on preorder or deposit. Always wait at least a month or two for reviews from real users. I also don't trust the tech journalists to get this right. The journalistic reviewers don't use things long enough for reliability and other issues to s...
by mydreamlaptop
Fri Jul 24, 2015 1:07 pm
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Survey 3 of 4 is up + PLEASE VOTE FOR this forum Aspect Ratio
Replies: 105
Views: 60668

Re: Survey 3 of ?? is up + PLEASE VOTE FOR this forum Aspect Ratio

This being not just a David Hill, but a Lenovo survey, who knows what the REAL figures are? Lenovo is not always telling the truth, more like they tell you what Lenovo wants you to hear... Case in point: "Why you should give in to the chiclet keyboard" http://blog.lenovo.com/en/blog/why-you-should-...
by mydreamlaptop
Mon Jul 20, 2015 9:12 pm
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 228165

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

Came up with an anti-glare ThinkLight design ("Two ThinkLights, Crossed"). Tested by taping LEDs to the lid of my T430. If David Hill does dual ThinkLights, I hope it would be arranged like this: full size: http://s3.postimg.org/el4vk8hy9/thinklight001.jpg thumbnail: http://s3.postimg.org/3yb2et9sv/...
by mydreamlaptop
Sun Jul 12, 2015 2:35 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 228165

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

Hi bhtooefr, I remembered reading about the screen size limitation somewhere; here is the closest thing I could find: http://www.computerworld.com/article/2470091/windows-pcs/flashback--what-killed-ibm-s-bufferfly.html Quote: "The butterfly had a brief window when it aligned with peoples' desires," ...
by mydreamlaptop
Sun Jul 12, 2015 12:12 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 228165

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

http://s8.postimg.org/5po4j7foz/thinkpad024.png It looks great, especially since I never use the numpad and so I would just toss it (or not buy it in the first place). I have always typed faster on the number row anyway. Not sure how many numpad users would like it though. Thanks! The versatility o...
by mydreamlaptop
Mon Jul 06, 2015 2:53 pm
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 228165

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice

Hi bhtooefr, the Number pad goes in the Ultrabay (retractable just like a DVD drive). The laptop itself is then 18 U wide (342mm (13.5") keyboard, 355mm (14") including bezels) So you could actually make this laptop only 342mm (13.5") wide if you eliminate the bezels but I left them in for durabilit...
by mydreamlaptop
Mon Jul 06, 2015 2:30 pm
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 228165

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice

Some ideas building on other commenters' in David Hill's blog. http://s8.postimg.org/5po4j7foz/thinkpad024.png Highlights: -15.7-inch 3840x2560 (3:2). -The full PC keyboard. All of it. -Ultrabay Numerical Keypad. -All dedicated buttons. No more awkward Fn-key combos. -Also, dedicated touchpad on/off...
by mydreamlaptop
Mon Jun 29, 2015 1:58 pm
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 228165

Dream laptop concept 4:3 mod [56k WARNING]

Had some gripes with my T430 for a few years now and looking at later models they are much worse. Last night I found out about the Retro / Time Machine ThinkPad project. So here I am trying to get Lenovo to get back to making a productive work tool instead of chasing thinness/minimalism. The good: I...

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