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by Thinkpad4by3
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: List of (postclassic) Thinkpad models and quick recap in here ?
Replies: 5
Views: 170

Re: List of (postclassic) Thinkpad models and quick recap in here ?

Well thanks a lot guys for unfogging me around these models. The *540 are the first Thinkpads with alphanumeric keypad as far as I recall. That's what I started to figure indeed. :wink: The **40 series had atrocious buttonless trackpoint/clickpad combo. It was so bad that in the next generation (**...
by Thinkpad4by3
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Thinkpad thermal paste quality, re-paste needed?
Replies: 1
Views: 77

Re: Thinkpad thermal paste quality, re-paste needed?

Run a benchmark to fully load the CPU and GPU(for me, thats heavyload and unigine heaven). If the temps get above 90C, it needs a repaste. Cracking the CPU is extremely rare and really a repaste job is nearly impossible to screw up if you be careful and follow instructions. Likely, you probably don'...
by Thinkpad4by3
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T430 1,2,3 keys dead
Replies: 1
Views: 71

T430 1,2,3 keys dead

The 1,2,3 keys on my T430 died out of the middle of no where. It was the span of maybe 20 minutes, first it was the 1, then the 2,3 keys. Keyboard has no water damage or dirt in it, hadn't been turned on in maybe a week or two before using it to find the keys dead. Is there anything I an do except r...
by Thinkpad4by3
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: How to store 'new' batteries?
Replies: 13
Views: 456

Re: How to store 'new' batteries?

Well, a 65W PSU had enough juice in the past, but still. And recall that we are discussing an X230 here, not a modern ULV offering. In any case, although I have no concrete evidence that modern Thinkpads throttle anything without a battery installed, running any laptop without a battery is just dum...
by Thinkpad4by3
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Is an NVMe SSD (theoretically) possible on an X61?
Replies: 9
Views: 268

Re: Is an NVMe SSD (theoretically) possible on an X61?

If you want a dual HDD/SSD in an X61, just get a WD Black2(squared) drive.

128GB SSD, 1TB HDD, 1 9.5mm drive.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Western-Digita ... 1710!US!-1
by Thinkpad4by3
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Is an NVMe SSD (theoretically) possible on an X61?
Replies: 9
Views: 268

Re: Is an NVMe SSD (theoretically) possible on an X61?

Theoretically, maybe. But even if you did, it would require reworking the socket and then what are you gaining? Even if the nvme drive ran full speed, it's a core 2 duo when all is said and done and that will be the limiting speed.
by Thinkpad4by3
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60 won't start, displays '07 07 ...' on the screen
Replies: 2
Views: 251

Re: T60 won't start, displays '07 07 ...' on the screen

Wow I think your T60 just turned into a Slot Machine and you won all 7s :lol: Ok now seriously, that an error I haven't seen before. Nwo you say this happens after the boot splash screen, well you should pull the drive. If it stops with either a blinking cursor or a No OS error message, then you sho...
by Thinkpad4by3
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Keyboard backlight T61
Replies: 5
Views: 258

Re: Keyboard backlight T61

4by3 now THAT is an interesting trick.. have you done it..? finding just the right device might be tricky.. :) I have not but given just about anything in the light-grey to white will glow brightly under a blacklight, I'd figure its work a shot. I see two challenges: [*] finding a UV LED of the sam...
by Thinkpad4by3
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Keyboard backlight T61
Replies: 5
Views: 258

Re: Keyboard backlight T61

Replace the Thinklight with a UV led and the keys legends will fluoresce.
by Thinkpad4by3
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: How to store 'new' batteries?
Replies: 13
Views: 456

Re: How to store 'new' batteries?

ajkula66 wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:18 am
You should leave it in the laptop. Most ThinkPads are not designed for optimal performance unless a battery is installed.
I think this is mostly a relic of the past given a 45W adapter has more than enough wattage to power a ULV CPU powered TP that most are nowadays.
by Thinkpad4by3
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: How to store 'new' batteries?
Replies: 13
Views: 456

Re: How to store 'new' batteries?

axur-delmeria wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:25 am
I'd rather put them on rotation than keep them in storage and hope they keep their capacity.
Well for "storage" I'd open them, top up to 6
~60% and monitor them down to maybe 30% and charge back up to 60.
by Thinkpad4by3
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Windows 10 Now Require a Minimum of 32GB Storage Space -- April 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 606

Re: Windows 10 Now Require a Minimum of 32GB Storage Space -- April 2019

One of my clients has two Lenovo N22 mini-laptops with only 32GB SSD/eMMC soldered to the system board-- they're practically Chromebooks with Win 8 bolted on. An in-place Win 10 upgrade is impossible. They have to use external HDDs to shuffle documents in and out because the free space is too small...
by Thinkpad4by3
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T510 Why so many refurbished on market
Replies: 13
Views: 2306

Re: T510 Why so many refurbished on market

OK, I stand corrected (again) ;) T510 has 16:9 LCD T410 has 16:10 LCD Hehe, the first time I opened up a T510 I found , I'm like that looks too wide. I go to Thinkwiki and like, no that can't be right. The xx01/xx10 series was all 16:10. Must be a sticker swap. Took a few PSREF sheets to get it int...
by Thinkpad4by3
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T510 Why so many refurbished on market
Replies: 13
Views: 2306

Re: T510 Why so many refurbished on market

w0qj wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:35 am
4. For medium/low workloads, I personally prefer to work with T410 for its 16:10 LCD screen, for its classic 7-row keyboard layout, and for its classic keys (non-island type).
Note T510 has a 16:9 LCD....
by Thinkpad4by3
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: First TP LCD with a video scaler?
Replies: 1
Views: 260

First TP LCD with a video scaler?

What was the first TP/TP model with a certain LCD that supported automatically upscaling the image instead of centering it with black bars?
by Thinkpad4by3
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Firefox will become the only safe browser on Windows 10
Replies: 10
Views: 1795

Re: Firefox will become the only safe browser on Windows 10

What I expected has come ... Google to restrict modern ad blocking Chrome extensions to enterprise users https://9to5google.com/2019/05/29/chrome-ad-blocking-enterprise-manifest-v3/ Hopefully Google will face the same fate as AT&T did back in the 80s, although my expectations are pretty low in that...
by Thinkpad4by3
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Ultrabay Slim Serial/Parallel Port Adapter
Replies: 3
Views: 1072

Re: Ultrabay Slim Serial/Parallel Port Adapter

Tony.Ri wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:23 pm
I'm also looking for one as well. Were these not that big an accessory back in the day?
Almost nothing used parallel or serial in 2006-2008 and if anything that did need it was likely connected through a dock or a USB to serial adapter.
by Thinkpad4by3
Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R400/R500 Series
Topic: Is this real ThinkPad R400?
Replies: 5
Views: 496

Re: Is this real ThinkPad R400?

As for the keyboard, it doesn't seem to be genuine Lenovo product either. Post a WTB (want to buy) ad in the forum's Marketplace and pick out a real one, preferably from 60/61 series that don't sport a "swiss cheese" back panel. Happy ThinkPadding! If you don't mind me asking, what is a "Swiss chee...
by Thinkpad4by3
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: How to get VPN working in browser
Replies: 6
Views: 574

Re: How to get VPN working in browser

What about hide.me online free or UltraSurf extension?
by Thinkpad4by3
Fri May 31, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 explodes again
Replies: 21
Views: 3103

Re: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 explodes again

I liked the "dramatically". Was there suspense music involved? Did it happen just as the owner was about to reach some sort of enlightenment? Oh course he was making the most enlightening creative content on the most powerful creators workstation ever :lol: . I bet you the batteries exploded from d...
by Thinkpad4by3
Tue May 28, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: grey x61 keyboard, what is it?
Replies: 4
Views: 598

Re: grey x61 keyboard, what is it?

vavet wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 3:40 pm
Here is the link to a photo:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/96TLn26TNG5TYLWK7
It's just "discolored" plastic, looks the same color as post-CS09 keyboards.

And personally, I'd still call that black. :D
by Thinkpad4by3
Tue May 28, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Batteries for the T60 and T61 series, types and availability
Replies: 11
Views: 782

Re: Batteries for the T60 and T61 series, types and availability

This discussion includes both widescreen and non-widescreen T60/T61. this thread may also apply to R61 series. Consequently, you'd also have to include: R60/i/e R400 (same battery as widescreen T61) T400 (as above) T500 W500 Z series ThinkPads of the 15.4" variety (Z60m, Z61e/m/p) I have very littl...
by Thinkpad4by3
Tue May 28, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: Trackpoint nubs/caps - cat tongue, genuine
Replies: 8
Views: 456

Re: FS: Trackpoint nubs/caps - cat tongue, genuine

I am interested, but I have a small question regarding their compatibility for an old Toshiba laptop. The Tecra S11's pointing stick caps look a lot like these , but I don't know if the TrackPoint caps that you are selling would fit. I do know that I tried a cats tongue off a NOS 570E keyboard on m...
by Thinkpad4by3
Sun May 26, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: grey x61 keyboard, what is it?
Replies: 4
Views: 598

Re: grey x61 keyboard, what is it?

Hi, got my hands on an x60/61 keyboard with greyish key caps (all keys). Is it something special? Never seen one like this before. tactile feedback is a bit more springy, but don't know if its the intention or the fact that the kb is in good shape. Any ideas? Post pictures because I know I have an ...
by Thinkpad4by3
Sun May 26, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Forum Announcements
Topic: Please report Forum-bugs/errors here (PHPBB 3.1.6 installed 10/31/15)
Replies: 48
Views: 508043

Re: Please report Forum-bugs/errors here (PHPBB 3.1.6 installed 10/31/15)

Anyone notice now that many images won't load? (well I'm using Chrome right now)
by Thinkpad4by3
Sat May 25, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Forum Notices, Questions and Suggestions
Topic: I think our certificate expired
Replies: 6
Views: 681

Re: I think our certificate expired

TheForgottenKing wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 11:20 pm
I'm getting a net err_cert_date_invalid saying the certificate expired yesterday

Paging Bill, might want to get on that
Same here, was going to post about that too.
by Thinkpad4by3
Thu May 23, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Chinese keyboards on Legacy ThinkPads
Replies: 11
Views: 850

Re: Chinese keyboards on Legacy ThinkPads

Howdy! We can volunteer to inquire for you! 1. Can you post the image URL link to the keyboard you are looking for, and the P/N (Part Number) if possible. 2. What Product Number is your 380ED? eg: Our ThinkPad X250, the Product Number is: 20CM-002SHH Await for your full details before proceeding fo...
by Thinkpad4by3
Wed May 22, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Thinkpad T400 Name Power Strip Bezel
Replies: 4
Views: 558

Re: Thinkpad T400 Name Power Strip Bezel

Thank you greatly I am more used to dell latitude keyboards and even on photos did not spot it By the way i traveled overseas with an old some would think obsolete IBM Lenovo T60 3 gigs of Ram with a ssd 32 bit Windows 7 I had no issues what so ever The DVD is proprietary connector so i could not i...
by Thinkpad4by3
Wed May 22, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Thinkpad T400 Name Power Strip Bezel
Replies: 4
Views: 558

Re: Thinkpad T400 Name Power Strip Bezel

Its part of the keyboard and there is no FRU for it. Find a replacement keyboard and swap the whole keyboard.
by Thinkpad4by3
Wed May 22, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Chinese keyboards on Legacy ThinkPads
Replies: 11
Views: 850

Re: Chinese keyboards on Legacy ThinkPads

Are you sure the color coded layout isn't stickers on top of another layout?

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