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by TPFanatic
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Microsoft Extends Its Paid Windows 7 Support Till 2023
Replies: 2
Views: 108

Re: Microsoft Extends Its Paid Windows 7 Support Till 2023

"Paid"? Are these updates only a registry hack away a la Posready?

(updates or not I'm not quitting 7)
by TPFanatic
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: ThinkPad T410 + i7 quad = possible?
Replies: 12
Views: 214

Re: ThinkPad T410 + i7 quad = possible?

First generation i7 dual cores and i7 quad cores are similar by name only. They are actually completely different architectures. The i7 duals are Arrandales and the i7 quads are Clarkfields. More differences: i7 dual has the MCH with Intel GMA 5700 "HD Graphics" on a separate die on the same removab...
by TPFanatic
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: fs: B140RW02 V.1 with HD+ cable
Replies: 0
Views: 47

fs: B140RW02 V.1 with HD+ cable

Since upgrading my T430 to FHD, the previous HD+ upgrade kit sits around unused. So I would like to sell the screen with its T420/T430 HD+ cable. Plugs into T410, T420, T430. I don't remember any problems with the LCD, I used it for several months and as far as I know it's in perfect condition. It s...
by TPFanatic
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Monitor ID software... Just found an application
Replies: 5
Views: 138

Re: Monitor ID software... Just found an application

It recognizes my T430 modded with FHD IPS LCD as B140HAN01.3. Funny since when I installed the LCD the sticker on the back IDed it as B140HAN01.1. Either's fine. :??:
by TPFanatic
Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: HELP to identify this Thinkpad Model
Replies: 6
Views: 264

Re: HELP to identify this Thinkpad Model

They are known for having a special power cable that is yellow specifically for the G machines I think it's the same power cable and power brick used by the Thinkpad Mini-Dock (type 2878). That makes sense. The docks I picked up came up with those AC adapters and I was wondering where these G-serie...
by TPFanatic
Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S
Replies: 46
Views: 6461

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

You would need to get the version for T420s and T430s, not the T420 and T430 version.

With a T430s you can upgrade to WQHD with an RMSMajestic kit.
by TPFanatic
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X1/X1-Carbon
Topic: X1 Extreme Introduction--a 15" version of X1 Carbon
Replies: 6
Views: 353

Re: X1 Extreme Introduction--a 15" version of X1 Carbon

This did not need to be a separate model when they could make centered keyboard versions of all the current 15" models, and that would probably be cheaper.
by TPFanatic
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: LG LP154WU1-TLC1 mod incompatabilities.
Replies: 1
Views: 2501

LP154WU1-TLC2 success

My LP154WU1-TLC2 (used in HP business laptops) has arrived and is installed in my T500. It has fully working brightness stepping and resolution scaling with either Intel and ATI chipsets. Contrarily the TLC1 could not resolution scale with the ATI chipset (but worked perfectly with the Intel graphic...
by TPFanatic
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: a T430 with a classic keyboard and FHD IPS mod
Replies: 20
Views: 1850

Re: a T430 with a classic keyboard and FHD IPS mod

I ordered a used visiontek 480GB mSATA SSD for the T430, since I want more space without losing speed and spending too much money. It was $65. I was entertaining a 128GB 2.5" SSD with 160GB Ultrabay HDD dual spindle setup for awhile, just to try some gaming on the laptop (games installed on the Ultr...
by TPFanatic
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R400/R500 Series
Topic: My Thinkpad R500
Replies: 4
Views: 321

Re: My Thinkpad R500

Nice purchase. I've gotten two R500 one for $40 (with 2.1 ghz Core 2 Duo and webcam) and one for $35 (lowest model Celeron, I upgraded to P8600), they are dirt cheap and very easy to upgrade, although I haven't gone up in resolution from WXGA. It uses the same cables as R61. In fact you swap the ent...
by TPFanatic
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T520 Processor upgrade - from i5-2450M to i7-2760QM
Replies: 25
Views: 795

Re: T520 Processor upgrade - from i5-2450M to i7-2760QM

Is the battery OEM or aftermarket? The battery may be defective.
by TPFanatic
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: [SOLVED]Wifi Card slot corrupted?
Replies: 7
Views: 336

Re: Wifi Card slot corrupted?

Have you checked the physical Wireless On/Off switch?

https://www.notebookcheck.net/fileadmin ... 5ddc74.jpg

To the front of the laptop under the Expresscard 54 slot.
by TPFanatic
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: a T430 with a classic keyboard and FHD IPS mod
Replies: 20
Views: 1850

Re: a T430 with a classic keyboard and FHD IPS mod

Fn+F8 actually does work, to open the Ultranav properties requires getting the tpfnf8.exe from an install of Hotkey Features for non-T430 and registering Fn+F8 to tpfnf8.exe with ThinkpadHotkey.exe.
by TPFanatic
Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: New IBM Lenovo ThinkPad R60
Replies: 7
Views: 338

Re: New IBM Lenovo ThinkPad R60

Some of my T42 say Pentium M, others say Centrino on the splash screen. I've always wondered why.
by TPFanatic
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: R60+ATI+T7200 runs hot
Replies: 20
Views: 836

Re: R60+ATI+T7200 runs hot

You know what else has crappy heatsink? The Z-series. At least ATI graphics from 2002 are too slow to get hot. :lol:
by TPFanatic
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 Curved LCD Rollcage
Replies: 4
Views: 459

Re: T61 Curved LCD Rollcage

If not the hinge the LCD rollcage itself may be cracked and that's why it is bending like that. :( Once it's cracked you can only replace it. Only way to find out if this is the case is to look inside.
by TPFanatic
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: NMB + Coca Cola
Replies: 10
Views: 563

Re: NMB + Coca Cola

I like Chicony keyboards for their low travel force and I can type really fast on it, I have the swiss cheese version on my T500 and it works well. The Lenovo Alps is too "clacky" and cheap feeling for my liking, but the CS09 version is good and the IBM version is also very good. The solid backplate...
by TPFanatic
Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: ThinkPad P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: P1 Introduction--a (much) thinner version 15" Workstation Laptop
Replies: 33
Views: 1226

Re: P1 Introduction--a (much) thinner version Workstation Laptop

Re: Trackpoint being dated.

"Time is one of the few things that may ultimately establish the true quality of an object." - Richard Sapper
by TPFanatic
Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: a T430 with a classic keyboard and FHD IPS mod
Replies: 20
Views: 1850

Re: a T430 with a classic keyboard and FHD IPS mod

The T420 palmrest is different from the T430 palmrest and doesn't fit. Both laptops have slightly different dimensions and port changes. They are in fact very different laptops.

T420s and T430s can exchange palmrests.
by TPFanatic
Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Tell me about your T420 cooling fan!
Replies: 31
Views: 6210

Re: Tell me about your T420 cooling fan!

Like the T410 the T420 has single CPU heatpipe and two CPU heatpipe heatsink versions. Both work fine in my experience with T420 with i5 2520m CPUs. If you want a better heatsink I would aim for a two heatpipe version. I find those cool a little better. T420's DGPU version just adds an additional he...
by TPFanatic
Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X1xxe Series
Topic: Put Edge11 (i3 380u) motherboard into Thinkpad X120e
Replies: 1
Views: 297

Re: Put Edge11 (i3 380u) motherboard into Thinkpad X120e

Good God you're right. I think you can.
by TPFanatic
Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220T Msata?
Replies: 9
Views: 3031

Re: X220T Msata?

X220 Tablet can use MSATA in its WWAN slot.
by TPFanatic
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: How to clone Hard Drive in a X61 ?
Replies: 21
Views: 933

Re: How to clone Hard Drive in a X61 ?

The IDE connector in the Ultrabase is already going through a SATA to IDE adapter, and the caddy adds another IDE to SATA adapter, so it's going SATA -> IDE -> SATA, that is likely causing the issue.

You might need another bigger, newer laptop to do the cloning, or do it over USB.
by TPFanatic
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T42 15in Program for Better Screen Viewing
Replies: 6
Views: 458

Re: T42 15in Program for Better Screen Viewing

With ATI Catalyst you can adjust color levels.
by TPFanatic
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W510 920XM - Windows 10 DNS Issues
Replies: 8
Views: 586

Re: W510 920XM - Windows 10 DNS Issues

7 64 bit will continue to be very usable, even after the updates stop.
by TPFanatic
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: ThinkPad T61 With ATI Graphics?
Replies: 8
Views: 482

Re: ThinkPad T61 With ATI Graphics?

First picture is a T500 board, the second is some 14.1" widescreen...
by TPFanatic
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: ThinkPad SL and L Series until L420/L520
Topic: L520 black screen
Replies: 6
Views: 727

Re: L520 black screen

MAKE SURE your battery and AC adapter are detached and static electricity discharged before doing anything with the LCD cable, or an unblown fuse may blow.

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