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by TPFanatic
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Socket P CPU in T60 (or in any other socket M board)
Replies: 8
Views: 296

Re: Socket P CPU in T60 (or in any other socket M board)

Easier to just swap in a T61 board.

4:3 T61 board to 4:3 T60
15.4" T61 board to 15.4" T60

and boom, Socket P capabilities.


May be easier and cheaper to just get a T61. :thumbs-UP:
by TPFanatic
Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X201s LED display in X200
Replies: 14
Views: 430

Re: X201s LED display in X200

LED displays don't use an inverter. The extra board that plugs in is only for the indicator lights. I think it's unlikely the cable is damaged that replacing the cable will fix it which also means taking apart an, until then, complete lid assembly. You can take a look at the protruding part of the c...
by TPFanatic
Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo CES 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1226

Re: Lenovo CES 2019

Now that two-digit names have returned a la T25, P40, P50, P70, I anticipate that is where the names will go to.

X20

T40
T50

L30
L40
L50

E40
E50

And so forth.

How they'll reconcile that with the X1, P1 oddities is beyond me.
by TPFanatic
Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: POLL: Classic Shell... Whos using it?
Replies: 6
Views: 347

Re: POLL: Classic Shell... Whos using it?

I've used and would use Classic Shell on Windows 10. In 7 I just stick with the actual start menu. Another nifty program is Clover which adds Chrome-style tabs to the top of Windows Explorer windows. This is apparently a feature coming to 10 (or it came already, I haven't touched 10 in a long time) ...
by TPFanatic
Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X201s LED display in X200
Replies: 14
Views: 430

Re: X201s LED display in X200

No that won't be possible. The 1440x900 LCD needs its own special cable.

Have you ever seen this physical X201s display actually working? I'm thinking the display is actually defective and that is why it is not working.
by TPFanatic
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: LG Gram 17 - 16:10 display
Replies: 11
Views: 341

Re: LG Gram 17 - 16:10 display

2560x1600 @ 17" is around 177 DPI which is still more pixel density than

2048x1536 @ 15" 170 DPI
1920x1200 @ 15.4" 147 DPI
1920x1080 @ 14" 157 DPI

So it'd be like the old QXGA but wider. And that was already too small for lots of people.
by TPFanatic
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Is it worth buying a scratched thinkpad?
Replies: 9
Views: 372

Re: Is it worth buying a scratched thinkpad?

The damage to really look for on ThinkPads are cracks to the corners, that suggests impact damage to those corners from a fall. With enough collision force and wear due to age, I suspect components can break off the motherboard and then you have a problem. I bought a heavily damaged T420s with a cra...
by TPFanatic
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: X230 and playing Fortnite?
Replies: 3
Views: 161

Re: X230 and playing Fortnite?

The X230 meets the minimum requirements. This video shows a T430s with the same Intel HD4000 GPU running Fortnite at low settings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upjkFy9BWzA

The game is fluid at 360p. Above that it'll become a slideshow.
by TPFanatic
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T500 HDMI Port
Replies: 2
Views: 166

Re: T500 HDMI Port

Try an Expresscard to HDMI adapter.

It's overkill but a cheap eGPU will give you HDMI with Audio out, I did try this once, it was interesting.
by TPFanatic
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X201s LED display in X200
Replies: 14
Views: 430

Re: X201s LED display in X200

If by "X201s complete display" you mean the entire lid then the whole thing should just be plug and play.

Did the display come in an X201s lid with cable, status light board, bezel, etc.?

This page may be useful: https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/migr-71896
by TPFanatic
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X201s LED display in X200
Replies: 14
Views: 430

Re: X201s LED display in X200

Did you disconnect or connect the LCD with power, the battery or AC adapter, still inserted? If so, that would blow the backlight fuse which would result in the LED backlight not turning on. You will need to replace or bridge the fuse to restore functionality. I'm not sure if that's the only cause f...
by TPFanatic
Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Bluetooth in a T601 Frankenpad
Replies: 7
Views: 368

Re: Bluetooth in a T601 Frankenpad

There were some Intel 3 antenna wireless cards available at the time, at least T61 had them, not sure if they are the same.

The fastest 3 antennas now are Intel 6300 N used in ThinkPads from 2010-2012 and some 3 antenna Atheros.
by TPFanatic
Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Is a 9 cell battery for a T520 worth the extra expense?
Replies: 3
Views: 377

Re: Is a 9 cell battery for a T520 worth the extra expense?

Do you frequently use the T520 on battery power? Do you frequently run out of battery and wish you had more? When this happens are you far from a wall socket, or do you hate carrying the AC adapter with you? If you answer Yes to these questions, get the 9 cell. Make sure it's a Genuine OEM one. Pana...
by TPFanatic
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: A31p - a decade later (LONG)
Replies: 169
Views: 38810

Re: A31p - a decade later (LONG)

Slimjet works on XP, I have it installed on my Z60m running XP SP3 and it breathes new life into the machine.
by TPFanatic
Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x200 needs 10 minutes to boot, then runs fine.
Replies: 5
Views: 446

Re: x200 needs 10 minutes to boot, then runs fine.

My X201 developed a malfunctioning Intel ME that would delay its POST for several minutes and once booted the machine would be crippled, overheating and some functions not working. The "NVRAM" error is common on X201 and other Arrandales. The only "fix" is to replace the motherboard, which isn't rea...
by TPFanatic
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x200 needs 10 minutes to boot, then runs fine.
Replies: 5
Views: 446

Re: x200 needs 10 minutes to boot, then runs fine.

Is the 10 minute delay - Before or after the ThinkPad splash screen? - Before or after the Windows logo? Either of these suggests very different things. A delayed ThinkPad splash screen sounds like something is delaying your POST. Try resetting BIOS settings, trying it with each removable component ...
by TPFanatic
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Fundamental differences between T420 and T430?
Replies: 11
Views: 782

Re: Fundamental differences between T420 and T430?

I have a thread in the pictures forum comparing the differences in body design and port layout between T430 and T420 (and T410) if you want to see. viewtopic.php?t=125033
by TPFanatic
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: Would you recommend a W530 in this day and age?
Replies: 12
Views: 1851

Re: Would you recommend a W530 in this day and age?

It is a very solidly constructed laptop with strong base material, magnesium rollcage, and strong lid material. However they cut corners on the palmrest, the whole early 15.6" lineup (T510, T520, T530, W510, W520, W530) uses very thin plastic palmrests that are very prone to breaking unless handled ...
by TPFanatic
Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T520 FHD Touch Screen?
Replies: 6
Views: 1037

Re: T520 FHD Touch Screen?

Lenovo parts lookup claims that FRU is compatible with Thinkpad W520 ?? Indeed, W520 with touch screen exists. See this thread for greater detail on installing the touch screen from a W510 in the W520: https://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?t=123876 The people at Lenovo suggest a T-series just ca...
by TPFanatic
Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Is it worth buying a scratched thinkpad?
Replies: 9
Views: 372

Re: Is it worth buying a scratched thinkpad?

ThinkPads with the rubberized finish lid (T series, X series) will get scratched by just about anything.
by TPFanatic
Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: For those uncertain: Frankenpads compared
Replies: 6
Views: 574

Re: For those uncertain: Frankenpads compared

I don't think 16:10 T61p should count among Frankenpads. The point of building these Frankenpads is to combine the most powerful motherboard with the 15.0" 4:3 Flexview IPS screens either SXGA+, UXGA, or QXGA. Once 15.4" 16:10 enters the discussion you can skip T61p with defective Nvidia and dated S...
by TPFanatic
Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Replacing T61 motherboard with Intel graphics. Is it worth it?
Replies: 10
Views: 752

Re: Replacing T61 motherboard with Intel graphics. Is it worth it?

I have't taken apart T61, only its older and younger siblings Z60m, T500, and R500 and it is a straightforward process. Most things are held in with screws, not plastic retention clips, so disassembly is fairly hassle free. Taking out the VGA port screws may need a pliers. Use the HMM as Screamer sa...
by TPFanatic
Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Replacing T61 motherboard with Intel graphics. Is it worth it?
Replies: 10
Views: 752

Re: Replacing T61 motherboard with Intel graphics. Is it worth it?

$50 and $60 seems unnecessarily expensive. For $50 and $60 you can get a whole 'nother T61 or T500, and even some much newer ones. I wouldn't spend more than $20 on a T61 board. edit: here's T61 15.4" intel boards for $30 or best offer. https://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-LENOVO-Thinkpad-T61-Motherboard-So...
by TPFanatic
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: eBay frankenpad
Replies: 3
Views: 251

eBay frankenpad

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/N5EAAOSwKtFbV6FM/s-l800.jpg Spotted on eBay: Edge 13 with the 6 row SL / L series classic keyboard. :lol: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Lenovo-Thinkpad-Edge-13-3-Netbook-Win7-80GigHDD-1-3Ghz-2G-Ram-Odd-Keyboard/192616775064?hash=item2cd8dabd98:g:dWwAAOSw5XhbV56m:sc:USPSPri...
by TPFanatic
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: SOLD Feeler: Any interest in a really nice X201s?
Replies: 4
Views: 430

Re: Feeler: Any interest in a really nice X201s?

As well of the 4GB sticks, only the 2rx8 sticks will work. There are many 1rx8 4GB PC3-12800s out there and they are easier to find and usually cheaper than the typically 2rx8 PC3-10600s. But 2rx8 4GB PC3-12800s do exist, I have bought them and used them in this era of laptop before.
by TPFanatic
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: ThinkPad R400/R500 Series
Topic: Ultranav driver for W7 (R500)
Replies: 10
Views: 764

Re: Ultranav driver for W7 (R500)

Just an idea, try it with a different keyboard.
by TPFanatic
Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:43 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: 74
Views: 14330

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

I've heard that but that's actually what I don't understand ... and like dr_st I don't quite understand why. (i.e. RMSMajestic asking why don't they support other panels) Ok I spoke backward. I did not mean the LCDs are programmed to work with the adapter board. I mean the adapter board is programm...
by TPFanatic
Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:56 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: 74
Views: 14330

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

The screens that are compatible are so because they are specifically programmed to be compatible with the adapter board, which identifies itself as the LCD to the laptop. So I don't think that screen would work.

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