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by Thinkpad4by3
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420 fan always on
Replies: 8
Views: 285

Re: T420 fan always on

Nice now TPFanControl starts minimized, thanks for the info :). Strange thing is my T410, the fan only runs when I use the CPU, it is completely silent when just idle or not doing much. Strange that the newer T420 with the 2nd gen intel I cpu always have the fan running, should it not run cooler? M...
by Thinkpad4by3
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Adjust trackpoint adaptation?
Replies: 5
Views: 72

Re: Adjust trackpoint adaptation?

JaneL wrote:
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:22 pm
Don't rest your finger on the TrackPoint unless you are using it.
Exactly.
by Thinkpad4by3
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Seeking Advice on a Potential T61p Purchase
Replies: 18
Views: 358

Re: Seeking Advice on a Potential T61p Purchase

TPFanatic wrote:
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:01 pm
Another note compraing 15.4" T60-T61 series to T500, the T60-T61 can use the SHARP WUXGA displays with no problems, while the T500's misinterprets their EDID as LED screens and has wrong brightness steps.
Can you EDID flash them?
by Thinkpad4by3
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: What exactly was the R series trying fit?
Replies: 10
Views: 2359

Re: What exactly was the R series trying fit?

Re: LG R32 Indeed it is real... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nf07RFcvTwE Wow, I guess LG was the first to get a laptop with RGB according to that video :lol: ! https://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-LG-Think-Pad-w-Windows-XP-Home-Ed-R30-14-1-2-USA-Shipped/232624139457?hash=item36297aacc1:g:UF4AAOSw3YJZQv6n
by Thinkpad4by3
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Adjust trackpoint adaptation?
Replies: 5
Views: 72

Re: Adjust trackpoint adaptation?

So I'm sure most of you have noticed or are aware of the trackpoint adaptation. When you gently push the trackpoint in one direction for more than a few seconds, the trackpoint recalibrates itself to make that the center point. When you let go, the cursor will move in the opposite direction. This i...
by Thinkpad4by3
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 760C cd-rom
Replies: 7
Views: 116

Re: 760C cd-rom

Well if you can jam a 5.25" x 1.3" CD-ROM drive in a 3.5" x 1" hole, I'm all ears.
Your options are from best to worst:
1: Dock
2: PCMCIA CD-ROM
3: Backpack CD-ROM(LPT)
by Thinkpad4by3
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W520 Compatible OEM Raid Caddy FRU(s)?
Replies: 1
Views: 114

Re: W520 Compatible OEM Raid Caddy FRU(s)?

1: Why do you need OEM? A piece of stamped sheet metal is a piece of stamped sheet metal.

2: Pretty much any 9mm drive caddy from 2006-2011 will work in the W520
by Thinkpad4by3
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Looking for info on the Thinkpad 240Z
Replies: 6
Views: 456

Re: Looking for info on the Thinkpad 240Z

I wonder if someone could take a 240X mobo and swap the CPU? 850Mhz 240? Ask 51NB to put a Core i7 in it :D?
by Thinkpad4by3
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Clean Thinkpads with Magic Eraser and refresh faded plastic/rubber
Replies: 6
Views: 145

Re: Clean Thinkpads with Magic Eraser and refresh faded plastic/rubber

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:54 pm
Been there, done that: viewtopic.php?f=28&t=121754
No, this is specifically a cleaning method, not a rubber removing method, but yes there have been plenty of posts on cleaning a TP Lid, even I made one.
by Thinkpad4by3
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Talk about USPS incompetence and waste
Replies: 19
Views: 734

Re: Talk about USPS incompetence and waste

Well, compared to delivery services in countries like China (domestic delivery, at least), USPS is definitely pure garbage. That said, USPS is still better than the worst times Canada Post can be. Around 2 years ago I ordered some TrackPoint from a eBay seller who's like 15km away from where I live...
by Thinkpad4by3
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T540p: Aftermarket FHD IPS Panel for HD model?
Replies: 1
Views: 166

Re: T540p: Aftermarket FHD IPS Panel for HD model?

Ive done it with an X240. Its not hard, nor tome consuming. Just make sure you find a reputable seller.
by Thinkpad4by3
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: TP 460 weird battery behavior
Replies: 3
Views: 101

Re: TP 460 weird battery behavior

If you want to shut it pff without taling it apart, go into the BIOS and disable the internal battery. Then you can press the pwr button for 15 seconds.
by Thinkpad4by3
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X210s
Replies: 25
Views: 1100

Re: X210s

How is WUXGA on a 12.1” LCD? It’s great on 17” of TN glass but 12” of IPS glass must be a pipe dream!
by Thinkpad4by3
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Windows XP x64 on T520
Replies: 3
Views: 157

Re: Windows XP x64 on T520

Yes it can be done but driver support will be lacking at best.
by Thinkpad4by3
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FOUND: W520
Replies: 2
Views: 86

Re: WTB: W520

Honestly, a dual core would be suffice for that. My i7-2640M in my X220 does all those tasks just fine. A T520 is much, much cheaper but comes in the same package.
by Thinkpad4by3
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Talk about USPS incompetence and waste
Replies: 19
Views: 734

Re: Talk about USPS incompetence and waste

I've also heard horror stories of USPS dropkicking/damaging customer packages - but I've heard equally bad things about UPS and FedEx. I've (thankfully - knock on wood) never had a package damaged in shipping, but I've had a mail carrier twirl a package in front of my face at the door when he was d...
by Thinkpad4by3
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Talk about USPS incompetence and waste
Replies: 19
Views: 734

Re: Talk about USPS incompetence and waste

USPS reads the Thinkpad forums?

I've never actually seen that happen. Usually it gets stuck in the distribution center but never goes back to it. Odd :?:
by Thinkpad4by3
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W700ds Blank screen
Replies: 6
Views: 184

Re: W700ds Blank screen

gv260ea wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:21 am
Here is how I fixed it. I had a p8400 cpu lying around I swapped it with the qx9300 and reset the Cmos. Then it started to work. I have put the qx9300 back in and it also worked. I think this is quite unusual.
Quad-core W700 boards will only post with a Q9*** chip installed.
by Thinkpad4by3
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420's palmrest in T420s?
Replies: 3
Views: 144

Re: T420's palmrest in T420s?

TPFanatic wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:28 pm
They are completely different parts for fundamentally different laptops.
Thought so. I remember playing with a T430s and T420 palmrests and concluding that.
by Thinkpad4by3
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420's palmrest in T420s?
Replies: 3
Views: 144

Re: T420's palmrest in T420s?

The FP reader is likely a different cable. Other than that probably no problem.
by Thinkpad4by3
Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420 fan always on
Replies: 8
Views: 285

Re: T420 fan always on

TPfancontrol is probably your only option if you have updated all drivers.
by Thinkpad4by3
Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T530 with T540, T550 innards?
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Re: T530 with T540, T550 innards?

dr_st wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:17 am
No.
+1
by Thinkpad4by3
Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Horribly slow write speeds on t420s micro sd 128gb
Replies: 6
Views: 273

Re: Horribly slow write speeds on t420s micro sd 128gb

t420poklop wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:15 pm
That is interesting idea, but why would any other card (smaller than 128gb) works absolutely normal?
The new UHS-3 standard?
by Thinkpad4by3
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Horribly slow write speeds on t420s micro sd 128gb
Replies: 6
Views: 273

Re: Horribly slow write speeds on t420s micro sd 128gb

Update: Crystal mark is 41MB/s read and 23Mb/s write (Seq Q32T1) But the problem lasts; windows file transfer dialogue says only 26,0 kb/s, when I copy file on that card I think the card reader might be broken. If some of the data lines are broken it will use one of them AFAIK and stick to it at a ...
by Thinkpad4by3
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: seeking matte screen with w7+
Replies: 5
Views: 192

Re: seeking matte screen with w7+

T520 fits that good but it is 6lbs(1600x900 or 1920x1080) T420 is 14" but only 4-5lbs.(1600x900) T570(4.5lbs)/P50s(5lbs) is good but has an inferior keyboard to the T520/T420 if you care about that. 15" screen - only W5** and T5** machines. If the first digit is a 5, it is a 15". A 14" is a 4, a 12"...
by Thinkpad4by3
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Talk about USPS incompetence and waste
Replies: 19
Views: 734

Re: Talk about USPS incompetence and waste

dr_st wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:08 am
Yes, because USPS should have a dedicated truck for every single package, to deliver it door-to-door in the fastest way possible. :thumbs-UP:
I agree. USPS can still only do so direct. Though, the route out from where I live os to garden city to newark and out, pretty direct.
by Thinkpad4by3
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: X220 motherboard skins, X220 retro-look top lid skins
Replies: 3
Views: 1499

Re: X220 motherboard skins, X220 retro-look top lid skins

axur-delmeria wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:37 pm
I wonder if its texture is like the 560/E/X/Z, which had a plastic chassis.
Those has the same lid texture as the 755, so yes. Look at my previous post.
by Thinkpad4by3
Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Amazing instructions on how [NOT] to fix seized hinges in a Lenovo T500
Replies: 6
Views: 204

Re: Amazing instructions on how [NOT] to fix seized hinges in a Lenovo T500

I ran the software and now my T42p

Magically is back together with all parts
A brand new housing
A not fried motherboard
IPS QXGA Display
My Radeon 7500 can magically render 8K videos in seconds

Thanks RBS!
by Thinkpad4by3
Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Still not using Smart touch screen devices
Replies: 27
Views: 2322

Re: Still not using Smart touch screen devices

Sorry if I wasnt clear enough. 4.6" Diagonal. 5" top to bottom. I used a Z3 full size as a temporary phone for 3 weeks. Too big(also hated that phone for other reasons too)

Also, I typoed. its a Z3 compact.

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