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by TPFanatic
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Can W500 motherboard go into T60?
Replies: 28
Views: 2041

Re: Can W500 motherboard go into T60?

A partial solution the woes of putting a Montevina system board in T60 is use the R500 motherboard because it has the same screen connector as T60-T61-R60-R61-Z60-Z61 so you can put it in 15" laptops without modding the cable, you can re-use the 4:3 cable. You still have to cut holes in the left sid...
by TPFanatic
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Windows 10, Last version of Windows for users
Replies: 1
Views: 110

Re: Windows 10, Last version of Windows for users

I suspected the last version of Windows will just be called Windows too. 7 is much more futureproof than XP thanks to 64 bit. 8 and 10 weren't improvements like 7 refined Vista and XP was over everything before it; rather they are Microsoft's attempts to reinvent the wheel and in the process they ar...
by TPFanatic
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)
Replies: 1573
Views: 166178

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

The acceptability of 16:10 is because the panels are same vertical res in pixels and nearly the same physical height as 4:3. 17" 16:10 is the same height as 15" 4:3. 15.4" 16:10 is just shorter than 14.1" 4:3. Both were offered with the very usable 1920x1200 that offers no compromise from 1600x1200,...
by TPFanatic
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Reasons why the 14" screen got terrible options.
Replies: 67
Views: 2488

Re: Reasons why the 14" screen got terrible options.

So I'm just wandering around the forums looking for a t430u screen upgrade, can somebody help me? I'm so lost lol :lol: :lol: And yeah, 14' screen always come with crappy lcd unit, I guess the matte finish on the lcds are to be blamed with? That is a common misconception. Matte vs Glossy finish has...
by TPFanatic
Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Can W500 motherboard go into T60?
Replies: 28
Views: 2041

Re: Can W500 motherboard go into T60?

Why do you want so much to upgrade the 15.4" T60? If you like the symmetrical bezel lid you could just buy a 15.4" T61 bottom and motherboard and put your 15.4" T60 lid on it. It will work on T61 for sure.
by TPFanatic
Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Can W500 motherboard go into T60?
Replies: 28
Views: 2041

Re: Can W500 motherboard go into T60?

You could probably put a T61 board into the T60. Honestly with T500 and W500 being so cheap now you should just buy them if you want their tech! W500 actually has little to no performance advantage over the T500. FireGL V5200 more or less is the same as Radeon 3650 and neither will provide enjoyable...
by TPFanatic
Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)
Replies: 1573
Views: 166178

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

If the P50 can have a status LED so should the Retro.
by TPFanatic
Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: t540p vs w530
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: t540p vs w530

W530 has better graphics, centered keyboard, Thinklight, and can take classic keyboard. Get instead.
by TPFanatic
Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: New T500
Replies: 8
Views: 292

Re: New T500

Speaker connectors are quite standard. If the issue is in the speakers and not the sound chip, you should be able to fit better speakers in the T510/T520.
by TPFanatic
Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)
Replies: 1573
Views: 166178

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

Lenovo put a Thinklight in this E420s so I bet they can squeeze one into the T470. They're stupid if they don't.
by TPFanatic
Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T410s screen with T420s?
Replies: 8
Views: 1015

Re: T410s screen with T420s?

I just replaced an aging T410s with a refurb T420s (didn't go with a newer model because that seems to be the last T*s model before Lenovo started "improving" the keyboard layout Speaking on keyboards... will a keyboard from a T530 work on a T410s? It looks like it would fit physically, but I thoug...
by TPFanatic
Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Fastest, smallest Thinkpad
Replies: 6
Views: 371

Re: Fastest, smallest Thinkpad

eBay is also a good place with many good listings, and it's highly competitive so the prices are low.
by TPFanatic
Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Fastest, smallest Thinkpad
Replies: 6
Views: 371

Re: Fastest, smallest Thinkpad

X201, X220, or X230 are fast very capable and well built Thinkpads with 12" diagonal screens. X201 16:10 Arrandale 9mm drive bay, SATA 2 Gbs Max ram 8GB @ 1066 mhz 1280x800 (TN or AFFS) or 1440x900 (TN) Digital video out only on dock X220 16:9 Sandy Bridge, better battery life, better graphics USB 3...
by TPFanatic
Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)
Replies: 1573
Views: 166178

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

The refreshed P-series has better screens now. Maybe he is referring to the OLED screen.
by TPFanatic
Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)
Replies: 1573
Views: 166178

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

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by TPFanatic
Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 - Dock - Display -> Blue
Replies: 8
Views: 403

Re: T61 - Dock - Display -> Blue

Probably a poor connection in the VGA cable, try reconnecting at both ends or using another cable.
by TPFanatic
Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)
Replies: 1573
Views: 166178

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

Just me calling it R for Retro.
6G7hg wrote:
Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:10 pm

Additional buttons: Display brightness up/down, ThinkLight on/off, track-pad centre button.
Very nice! I like the P-series style trackpad buttons. I don't think the extra buttons are necessary though since the existing hotkeys work well enough for me.
by TPFanatic
Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)
Replies: 1573
Views: 166178

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

Notice the trackpoint on the R470 keyboard is the recessed type. If it gets the 2560x1440 or OLED screen, would that be enough to beat 16:10 or 4:3? T470 is actually a really nice laptop and had they not ditched the classic keyboard, this is probably what the T470 would look like in that alternate t...
by TPFanatic
Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: not available: T420s 4173-LBU
Replies: 2
Views: 453

Re: T420s 4173-LBU

600X wrote:
Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:57 pm
Could you take a more detailed pic of the dent?
My strongest apologies. :( The laptop has been my aunt's for awhile and I forgot about the thread.
by TPFanatic
Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s / Win10 - using center button for scrolling results in black screen
Replies: 2
Views: 266

Re: T420s / Win10 - using center button for scrolling results in black screen

Try reinstalling ultranav driver.

Reseating keyboard.

Or trying with another keyboard.
by TPFanatic
Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Interchangeability of fingerprint scanners.
Replies: 8
Views: 386

Re: Interchangeability of fingerprint scanners.

That blank space with the bezel is actually a blank space for a color sensor. The Finger reader goes an inch to the right of that. All I know about FPR hardware is that the T500 ones use a skinnier cable than T410s or X201 ones, so I can't "upgrade" my T500 with the newer one, which is a shame! I ne...
by TPFanatic
Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: The X60/61 keyboard mostly works on the X220 :O
Replies: 7
Views: 439

Re: The X60/61 keyboard mostly works on the X220 :O

The Fn and Win keys of a W500 keyboard I plugged into my T520 for a time did not work either while in the T520.
Thinkpad4by3 wrote:
Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:49 pm
Have you ever seen a X6* keyboard with a gray enter? My X60s has one of those. The more you know?
I'm intrigued! Would you share a picture?
by TPFanatic
Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X62 problems, quirks, and fixes
Replies: 135
Views: 14078

Re: X62 problems, quirks, and fixes

- The speaker in both my X machines is a single speaker with a 2 pin connector. The X62 motherboard only accepts a 4 pin connector. Checking online, this appears to accept a two speaker configuration like the T420. I have access to a T420, so I will be trying the speaker. I was wondering whether yo...
by TPFanatic
Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Total solar eclipse 2017 in US
Replies: 12
Views: 374

Re: Total solar eclipse 2017 in US

Partial eclipse: https://imgur.com/gallery/Uegzg LOL! You need to color correct those images. What I saw was more whitish, not with that green tinge. Haha! They're not actually mine but from the Thinkpad subreddit. Got a good laugh too. From my latitude the light didn't dim in the slightest but the...
by TPFanatic
Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: i7 Seventh generation won't run Win7?
Replies: 20
Views: 740

Re: i7 Seventh generation won't run Win7?

I'll use 7 till my T500 dies. Then I'll get a W541 and use 7 on that until that dies. Then what? Maybe an A475 with 7, or Linux (particularly, lovely Ubuntu) on anything Intel newer than Kaby Lake since 10 requires so much gimping (disabling the updates, eugh) to get working right to my preferences,...
by TPFanatic
Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Tips on buying a T420/T420s/or T430?
Replies: 16
Views: 1044

Re: Tips on buying a T420/T420s/or T430?

The T420s has two RAM slots, both accessible via the panel on the bottom. The T420 also has two, though the second (or first, really) is under the keyboard. This is the same in the T430 and T430s, which are essentially externally the same as the T420/s aside from the keyboard. One other thing to kn...
by TPFanatic
Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Reasons why the 14" screen got terrible options.
Replies: 67
Views: 2488

Re: Reasons why the 14" screen got terrible options.

The base 1366 displays are stupidly dim in 2011+ laptops. I powered on my broken T430's broken 1366 screen and the brightness was a far cry from the 1280x800 LED displays of T410. Maybe the LEDs being dimmer increases their longevity? Sure didn't help my T430 screen... pressure marks everywhere and ...
by TPFanatic
Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W500 Recovery media
Replies: 8
Views: 419

Re: W500 Recovery media

Different ram slots is the case for T510 v. W510.

W500 is the exact same laptop as T500 just with W500 name badge, 4000 model number, no 1280x800 option, and FireGL GPU that is the same as Radeon 3650.

But yes drivers are the exact same.

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