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by TPFanatic
Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: ThinkFamily
Replies: 8
Views: 525

Re: ThinkFamily

That's quite the collection. I thought I had a lot, with a T23 (inoperable), T410, T520 and an X61s. So, question about your screen upgrade to the T520: Was that hard to swap out? And you've been happy with the upgrade? LCD replacement required a bit extensive disassembly, removal of the palmrest (...
by TPFanatic
Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Youtube on T4x
Replies: 32
Views: 2481

Re: Youtube on T4x

I found that Youtube (Firefox 64 bit) playback improved on my T500 when I disabled browser hardware acceleration. I think by default it tries to use the GPU but neither GMA 4500 nor Radeon 3650 can decode modern codecs. The CPU on the other hand is powerful enough.
by TPFanatic
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Dell is charging $20 to let you disable Intel’s flawed Management Engine
Replies: 6
Views: 279

Re: Dell is charging $20 to let you disable Intel’s flawed Management Engine

Messing with ME / AMT on Nehalem/Arrandale Thinkpads carries the risk of semi-bricking the laptop, it happened to my X201. Many threads on Lenovo forums about X201, X201 Tablet, T410, T410s, and L412 getting [censored] by corruption of Intel ME.
by TPFanatic
Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: [Pictures] Location of backlight fuse on T420
Replies: 2
Views: 169

[Pictures] Location of backlight fuse on T420

Blew the backlight fuse on my T420 What fuse to buy? And where on the board to piggy-back? edit: Found this post on tomsguide which detailed the fuse location: i could wait for an answer till the end of the universe. so i took my multimeter a found all fuses near display connector and started with m...
by TPFanatic
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61p laggy videos
Replies: 8
Views: 185

Re: T61p laggy videos

Try disable hardware acceleration.
by TPFanatic
Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Anyone else ditching the Thinkpad?!
Replies: 34
Views: 807

Re: Anyone else ditching the Thinkpad?!

Thinkpad 25 has dedicated volume buttons, that's worth something, right?
by TPFanatic
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: SSD guide for T60P
Replies: 4
Views: 214

Re: SSD guide for T60P

Middletons is for Santa Rosa T61, X61, and R61 only. Best T60's system board can get is the Zender's BIOS or equivalent no-whitelist BIOS for the WLAN and WWAN. T60 chipset is perpetually limited to SATA 1. You can also "Frankenpad" the T60 with a 4:3 T61 systemboard, then you can put the Middletons...
by TPFanatic
Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X201 hangs in BIOS, slow POST
Replies: 5
Views: 204

Re: X201 hangs in BIOS, slow POST

Yes. With or without a drive the POSTing issues persist. There's actually very little IO plugged in, just the lid, keyboard, CMOS batt, and fan. When I do put in a Windows drive or Ubuntu USB they will eventually boot after 5 minutes of POSTing. I'm unable to modify any settings under "Config" in th...
by TPFanatic
Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X201 hangs in BIOS, slow POST
Replies: 5
Views: 204

X201 hangs in BIOS, slow POST

POST takes around 2 minutes to get to Thinkpad screen, then another 2 minutes to start loading an OS at which point the lappy functions completely as normal. I can get into the BIOS but pressing enter on "Config" results in another long hang followed by no response from the keyboard (onboard or USB)...
by TPFanatic
Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: A new G40
Replies: 20
Views: 530

Re: A new G40

Do the G series use different Pentium 4s than desktops? Could a Hyperthreading Pentium 4 be used in a G? Or Pentium Dual Core?
by TPFanatic
Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Can a damaged CPU cause the 1-3-3-1 beep error?
Replies: 4
Views: 450

Re: Can a damaged CPU cause the 1-3-3-1 beep error?

Finally got hold of a CPU, an i5 2520m from an HP Elitebook 8460p. Put in the T420 and it works. So it is true: 1-3-3-1 can mean bad CPU in Core i series!!
by TPFanatic
Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: HP 12.7mm dvd drive in Thinkpad
Replies: 1
Views: 94

HP 12.7mm dvd drive in Thinkpad

https://s33.postimg.org/m5pbh6k4f/hpdvd.png https://s33.postimg.org/y7kpbc12n/DSCN9539.jpg https://s33.postimg.org/ecynp7tkv/DSCN9540.jpg https://s33.postimg.org/lg6j4u6q7/DSCN9541.jpg Broke the front fascia off the Elitebook's DVD drive, then put an R50p DVD MULTI II's fascia and ultrabay lock on ...
by TPFanatic
Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Booting from an SD card on X61 tablet
Replies: 5
Views: 175

Re: Booting from an SD card on X61 tablet

BIOS won't see the SD as a bootable device, and neither will Windows. Linux could probably boot it but it first has to boot from a BIOS-accepted bootable device, HDD or USB.
by TPFanatic
Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420 with some big combination of LCD parts.
Replies: 1
Views: 160

Re: T420 with some big combination of LCD parts.

Assuming pinouts are all the same: I highly doubt that the T410's 1280x800 1 channel 6 bit cable will work with the T430s' 1600x900 2 channel 6 bit panel. You'd get the same display errors as using a T420's HD cable with an HD+ panel. If it works 100%, all the pixels and colors look correct, then it...
by TPFanatic
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Who knows about HP Elitebooks?
Replies: 14
Views: 452

Re: Who knows about HP Elitebooks?

I agree my opinion is that the 8460p is purdy, while the T420 is one of the worst looking Thinkpads. Its successor T430 is a much better laptop, faster, prettier, and lighter.
by TPFanatic
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: Time to crowdfund the real ThinkPad: let's see how badly we want it
Replies: 64
Views: 2787

Re: Time to crowdfund the real ThinkPad: let's see how badly we want it

RAM is prone enough to failure that it needs to be replaceable / upgradable. No point in socketing the CPU, it can't be upgraded out of its generation and is only used to make money.
by TPFanatic
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Who knows about HP Elitebooks?
Replies: 14
Views: 452

Re: Who knows about HP Elitebooks?

I got a broken 8460p, contemporary to the T420. I haven't been able to use it, since it's broken, but it has a keyboard lamp and 2 button touchstick, so heavily gimped compared to a Thinkpad. LCD is the same decently vibrant AUO HD used in T430, except broken. Keyboard is flat apple style chiclet. W...
by TPFanatic
Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo’s upcoming non-ThinkPad business laptop leaked
Replies: 15
Views: 476

Re: Lenovo’s upcoming non-ThinkPad business laptop leaked

How come this thing can have dedicated touchpad buttons and Thinkpads outside the P series can't?
by TPFanatic
Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:04 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Giving up and getting a modern Thinkpad
Replies: 10
Views: 587

Re: Giving up and getting a modern Thinkpad

T500 is similar in build to T60p and it'll take 1920x1200, 8GB DDR3, and the faster Core 2 Duos. Disable the browser's Hardware Accel, install an adblocker, and it'll tackle browsing and Youtube. T520 is also good with 1920x1080, max ram of 16GB (I'll top at 8GB) and Sandy Bridge blows Core 2 Duo aw...
by TPFanatic
Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T410s LCD cables are different pinout than T410/T420/T430
Replies: 0
Views: 184

T410s LCD cables are different pinout than T410/T420/T430

The T410s cables are 2 channel 40 pin LVDS just like the T420/T430 HD+ cables. The connector at the motherboard is the same. What this means is T410s LVDS cables may be a cheap alternative to the more expensive T420/T430 HD+ cables. The connector at the screen is different. As well the pinout is dif...
by TPFanatic
Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: heavily worn Chicony and ALPS keyboards for T420
Replies: 0
Views: 96

WTB: heavily worn Chicony and ALPS keyboards for T420

I accidentally eviscerated one of my better CS09 Chicony keyboards and now own a set of Grade A Chicony keycaps and mechanisms. I also gambled on a $5 untested ALPS keyboard that works 99% - only the left Trackpoint button doesn't work. The keycaps are decent, however. I'd like to get the worst look...
by TPFanatic
Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: W10: FIX for Lenovo Power Manager
Replies: 25
Views: 4468

Re: W10: FIX for Lenovo Power Manager

Sometimes my T500 would wake up from sleep for no reason (Windows 7) until I disabled "Allow Wake Timers" in Power Manager, I suspect it may be related to various update programs waking up the computer. Looking in Task Scheduler reveals many evil tasks.
by TPFanatic
Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: 20+ Models of the same MTM?
Replies: 3
Views: 248

Re: 20+ Models of the same MTM?

Different localizations will have different type numbers. The U at the end of 2082-8ZU, for example, means United States.
by TPFanatic
Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420 ESATA and Dock question
Replies: 1
Views: 251

T420 ESATA and Dock question

When docked in the Mini Dock does the Dock's ESATA w/o USB disable the laptop's built in ESATA w/ USB (T420) or ESATA w/o USB (T410) port?
by TPFanatic
Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: Suggesting making keyboard converters?
Replies: 19
Views: 1831

Re: Suggesting making keyboard converters?

axur-delmeria wrote:
Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:57 am
T6x and Tx20 keyboard connectors are different.
They are actually the same connector however the Fn key, and by extension all associated functions, don't work. I plugged a T/W500 kb into my first project T520 when I was short a keyboard and wanted to test the machine.
by TPFanatic
Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Memory upgrade to 6GB T410 won't boot
Replies: 9
Views: 1328

Re: Memory upgrade to 6GB T410 won't boot

1rx8 4GB under no circumstances is compatible with Arrandale, even though 1rx8 2GB is fine. For 4GB you need 2rx8.
by TPFanatic
Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:07 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T530 screen flicker. New screen or is it something else?
Replies: 5
Views: 175

Re: T530 screen flicker. New screen or is it something else?

B156XTN02.1 is a base resolution 1366x768 panel. If buying a new screen you should go up to a 1920x1080, it really makes the laptop better to use. Look at this list of panels: http://www.panelook.com/B156HW01%20V4_AUO_15.6_LCM_overview_686.html#B156HW01%20V4_Compatible_Models AUO B156HW01 V4 is the ...
by TPFanatic
Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X1/X1-Carbon
Topic: Did I break my scroll button?
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Re: Did I break my scroll button?

It lost tiny pegs off the narrow end that serve as the pivot and to hold it down.
by TPFanatic
Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T410 suggestions on fixing
Replies: 2
Views: 382

Re: T410 suggestions on fixing

T410 has dropped in value and 1440x900 models can be found on eBay for $50, in used/repairable condition I mean.

Check the LCD cable's connection to the screen inside the lid, that may also affect the image?

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