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by TPFanatic
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:47 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: 23
Views: 2797

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

Has anyone used their cable and screen combo? I found a listing that includes the cable and a FHD IPS Screen for about $150 that I am interested in trying but would like to see if anyone else has taken the plunge. Link:https://www.ebay.com/itm/B140HAN01-1-1-2-1-3-1920X1080-IPS-FHD-Upgrade-LCD-Kit-f...
by TPFanatic
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: ThinkPad T410 WIN 7 PRO 64 BIT Recovery Disks Needed.
Replies: 5
Views: 418

Re: ThinkPad T410 WIN 7 PRO 64 BIT Recovery Disks Needed.

Normal T410 uses a 2.5", but the T410s uses 1.8" drives.
by TPFanatic
Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W500/Win7: How to disable mic when lid closed
Replies: 7
Views: 252

Re: W500/Win7: How to disable mic when lid closed

I don't think T500 has that option. Audio controls are not extensive in the T500.
by TPFanatic
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:40 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: 23
Views: 2797

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

From their eBay: Support LCD model: AUO B140HAN01.0 B140HAN01.1 B140HAN01.2 B140HAN01.3 LG LP140WF1-SPB1 LP140WF1-SPV1 LP140WF1-SPK1 SAMSUNG LTN140HL02-B01 You can prepare one to replace for your panel . Please note : this item does not include a LCD panel . There are some fake LCD panel in the mark...
by TPFanatic
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W500/Win7: How to disable mic when lid closed
Replies: 7
Views: 252

Re: W500/Win7: How to disable mic when lid closed

I tried using nirsoft programs to disable my T500's microphone and achieve functionality similar to the hardware Mic Mute button supported by CS09 and newer Thinkpads. I was unsuccessful to derive any such functionality using their programs, I think the T500's sound driver does not support it. I mad...
by TPFanatic
Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Middleton's T61 T9500 stuck at 1197mhz
Replies: 6
Views: 335

Re: Middleton's T61 T9500 stuck at 1197mhz

You can try to buy T500 and R500 batteries. The FRU for the 41++ Panasonic 9 cell is 42T4620. I know these for the 6 cells too:

42T4621 - T500 6 Cell Sanyo 41+
42T4622 - T500 6 Cell Panasonic 41+

and

42T4620 - T500 9 Cell Panasonic 41++
by TPFanatic
Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Which was your favorite TP numbering scheme?
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Re: Which was your favorite TP numbering scheme?

I like IBM's 2 digit naming scheme that Lenovo maintained until T61p. It was very neat and accommodated for minor changes in chipset generation within the same case, for example the T20,T21,T22,T23, T40,T41,T42,T43, and X30,X31,X32 series. If not for its differences of questionable purpose (eg. micr...
by TPFanatic
Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: T410 vs T420 vs T430
Replies: 8
Views: 6053

Re: T410 vs T420 vs T430

I agree with the teamde78 and RBS, a T420 is still a very capable laptop and it will be blazing fast with an SSD.
by TPFanatic
Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W510/520 palmrest compatibility
Replies: 3
Views: 227

Re: W510/520 palmrest compatibility

You also risk breaking the W520 palmrest if you accidentally leave screws in before removing it - I ripped the palmrest right off the screw cylinder, dissassembling my T520. The plastics are incredibly thin in this generation.
by TPFanatic
Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: What OS do you use/recommend for T61
Replies: 16
Views: 713

Re: What OS do you use/recommend for T61

You can try the Windows Classic theme in 7.
by TPFanatic
Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Gmail messages 'read by human third parties'
Replies: 14
Views: 421

Re: Gmail messages 'read by human third parties'

Typical Android.
by TPFanatic
Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T410 randomly shuts down
Replies: 6
Views: 460

Re: T410 randomly shuts down

HWMonitor should tell you GPU temp.

The heatpipe for the NVS 3100m is an incredibly tiny noodle thing and the heatsink is already barely enough to cool a hot headed Arrandale. But with a good paste job and dusting as needed, it should operate fine.
by TPFanatic
Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Broke the connector from controller board to the monitor
Replies: 3
Views: 251

Re: Broke the connector from controller board to the monitor

The backlight will not turn on if the F7 backlight fuse is blown which can be caused by messing with the LCD components with the battery or AC adapter plugged in.
by TPFanatic
Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: What OS do you use/recommend for T61
Replies: 16
Views: 713

Re: What OS do you use/recommend for T61

XP is [censored] difficult to set up from stock and I'd only recommend it for older single core things, since its CPU and RAM requirements are very low. For Windows go for Windows 7, on an SSD ideally.
by TPFanatic
Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: ThinkPad Edge
Topic: Need Advice Of EDGE 14 (0579-22U) CPU Upgrade
Replies: 13
Views: 12295

Re: Need Advice Of EDGE 14 (0579-22U) CPU Upgrade

I've had mixed experiences with Arrandale CPUs some being hot, some not, and considering you did buy the fastest and hottest Arrandale out there it makes sense it's having issues. Have you ever cleaned the fan housing of dust? That easily builds up in them. I would not buy a new fan but try to clean...
by TPFanatic
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Edge
Topic: Need Advice Of EDGE 14 (0579-22U) CPU Upgrade
Replies: 13
Views: 12295

Re: Need Advice Of EDGE 14 (0579-22U) CPU Upgrade

Do you have good thermal paste applied? Something like Arctic Silver 5, a thin layer spread over the CPU die, will achieve good cooling results. With thermal paste, left is more.
by TPFanatic
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Please help, SSD in ultrabay wont work, also my T43p doesnt boot USB drive
Replies: 18
Views: 694

Re: Please help, SSD in ultrabay wont work, also my T43p doesnt boot USB drive

With 7 on the SSD you will want to disable automatic Disk Defragging and check if TRIM is enabled. Instructions: http://mywindowshub.com/check-enable-di ... ndows-8-1/
by TPFanatic
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: ThinkPad T400 and T61 accessories' compatibility
Replies: 2
Views: 249

Re: ThinkPad T400 and T61 accessories' compatibility

Assuming a 14.1" Widescreen T61, the battery, keyboard, and AC adapter are compatible. Note that the CPU, RAM, and DVD drive are not compatible.
by TPFanatic
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60/32bitOS/W7: What to do ???
Replies: 24
Views: 1472

Re: T60/32bitOS/W7: What to do ???

This Youtube video shows two Z61p one with and one without Broadcom BCM970015 PCIe card. Z61p and T60 both use Napa chipset so if it works in Z61p it probably works in T60.
by TPFanatic
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Help! My T420 is breaking keyboards.
Replies: 7
Views: 384

Re: Help! My T420 is breaking keyboards.

In my experience the keyboards, especially Chicony, are incredibly fragile electrically. The T520 in my sig came with a super worn keyboard that had the mute LED always on, and pressing that would shut down the laptop. Two more of my CS09 Chicony keyboards developed nonfunctioning Delete keys.
by TPFanatic
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: unlikely: memtest86+ might have killed Thinkpad T500
Replies: 7
Views: 414

Re: unlikely: memtest86+ might have killed Thinkpad T500

They now say it is plausible a power problem killed his machines. And I think this is more likely then memtest killing the machines. Many people use memtest and I've used it with no problems. It is designed to be run for extended periods of times. If it were really a problem with memtest it would be...
by TPFanatic
Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T2x & T3x Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: PCMCIA to USB 2.0 adapter
Replies: 24
Views: 8761

Re: PCMCIA to USB 2.0 adapter

I put a flush PCMCI to 2x USB 2.0 adapter into my T500 to make use the empty slot and get some usable ports. The vertical orientation of the original 3x ports is enraging.
by TPFanatic
Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: 1920x1200 with Z60m in Windows 7 32 bit
Replies: 11
Views: 3104

Re: Z60m 1920x1200 does not work in Windows

Omega drivers did not correct the incompatibility between LP154WU1-TLA2 and the Z60m running Windows XP. I continue to suspect Windows drivers are the underlying issue because the LP154WU1-TLA2 displays 1920x1200 correctly in Ubuntu, and I was able to plug both screen and Z60m cable into an R500 and...
by TPFanatic
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T430: mixing different memory types
Replies: 3
Views: 221

Re: T430: mixing different memory types

There is no problem. The 1.35V RAM will run at 1.5V to match the 1.5V.
by TPFanatic
Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Time to upgrade the cpu from t7200 to t7400
Replies: 15
Views: 643

Re: Time to upgrade the cpu from t7200 to t7400

Maybe look into overclocking.
by TPFanatic
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Replace T510 Keyboard with the island-style keyboard
Replies: 2
Views: 536

Re: Replace T510 Keyboard with the island-style keyboard

For a short time I plugged my T430's keyboard (non backlit) into my T410. It worked for the most part but a number of the Function keys did the wrong thing, like you could decrease the brightness but not increase it, etc.. It was an imperfect fit too and the power button didn't depress fully with th...
by TPFanatic
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: unlikely: memtest86+ might have killed Thinkpad T500
Replies: 7
Views: 414

unlikely: memtest86+ might have killed Thinkpad T500

https://old.reddit.com/r/thinkpad/comments/8tdk95/memtest86_very_probably_kills_system_controller/ https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=900399 I've always used a memtest 86 boot CD with no problems on my T500 and other Thinkpads, although I've never ran it for more than an hour as I am ...
by TPFanatic
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W700 Reliability
Replies: 50
Views: 1740

Re: W700 Reliability

If HP still uses Synaptics I see no reason you cannot use Thinkpad Ultranav drivers on the HPs, when we can previously use HP Synaptics drivers on Thinkpads.
by TPFanatic
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: David Hill plans to show his personal T25 shortly
Replies: 8
Views: 809

Re: David Hill plans to show his personal T25 shortly

Maybe he doesn't have a T25.

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