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by MikalE
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: For Sale - Assortment of Venerable Thinkpads
Replies: 9
Views: 440

Re: For Sale - Assortment of Venerable Thinkpads

How much and what condition is the A31p?
by MikalE
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Corona-COVID-19 virus statistics and HOW is it affecting you.. what are you doing..?
Replies: 49
Views: 2737

Re: Corona-COVID-19 virus statistics and HOW is it affecting you.. what are you doing..?

The last I heard from the network talking heads was a $1200 check for each person that made under $75,000 according to their 2018 tax return. It would be automatically deposited into the account they used if a refund was issued and that option for payment was used. The rest will receive a paper chec...
by MikalE
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Corona-COVID-19 virus statistics and HOW is it affecting you.. what are you doing..?
Replies: 49
Views: 2737

Re: Corona-COVID-19 virus statistics and HOW is it affecting you.. what are you doing..?

Cigarguy wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:56 pm
Most of the world's population is staying home. Fear, panic (irrational for some). No sports, can't go out, can't do anything but breed. Hmmm....might be a good time to stock up on diapers and baby supplies. Might be a huge baby boom in 10-11 months time.
Yeah, they'll be called 'Coronials'
by MikalE
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Corona-COVID-19 virus statistics and HOW is it affecting you.. what are you doing..?
Replies: 49
Views: 2737

Re: Corona-COVID-19 virus statistics and HOW is it affecting you.. what are you doing..?

Other than local idiots hoarding toilet paper, there's no difference here.

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by MikalE
Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T-520 Rebuilt, new Bluetooth 4 60y3303, but F5 not working
Replies: 3
Views: 1730

Re: T-520 Rebuilt, new Bluetooth 4 60y3303, but F5 not working

I upgraded my T520 to BT 4.0, but I don't remember what card FRU it is.

My BIOS has also been upgraded with the whitelist removal.
by MikalE
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: Unable to upgrade RAM past 3 gigs on a Thinkpad R61e
Replies: 14
Views: 1136

Re: Unable to upgrade RAM past 3 gigs on a Thinkpad R61e

Do you have a 64 bit O/S installed?
by MikalE
Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T410 Price Question
Replies: 9
Views: 1293

Re: T410 Price Question

I have to agree with the others. A T420 or T520 is a better machine with faster processor possibilities and more RAM accommodation.
by MikalE
Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: If you've ≥5 computers, do you use them all or feel guilty?
Replies: 301
Views: 135133

Re: If you've ≥5 computers, do you use them all or feel guilty?

I have a total of five laptops and three desktops but I don't use all of them. I don't feel guilty either. I am currently using the T520 and Dell G3 as my main systems. A T510 for photos and web browsing in another room, and a dedicated T510 for music. Not recording, just listening and streaming. Th...
by MikalE
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Just purchased a refurb T510 on Newegg
Replies: 19
Views: 1922

Re: Just purchased a refurb T510 on Newegg

You could have done much better on FleaBay.
by MikalE
Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Can you suggest me some camera covers? [T520/X201]
Replies: 4
Views: 1352

Re: Can you suggest me some camera covers? [T520/X201]

Cut a small square of electrical tape. Problem solved.

I have it on all of my systems with a camera installed.
by MikalE
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: CMOS battery-how long its life?
Replies: 4
Views: 1394

Re: CMOS battery-how long its life?

As far as I know the battery in my T520 has never been replaced either and it's still ticking along. That goes for my two T510's and T500 too.
by MikalE
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220 speaker upgrade advice?
Replies: 1
Views: 1076

Re: x220 speaker upgrade advice?

You can try the upgrade, but if the D/A converters and audio amp are crap you could install Genelec 8010A's it they will still sound like crap.
by MikalE
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Acer announces the TravelMate P2 and TravelMate P6 to take on the ThinkPads and Latitudes of the world
Replies: 1
Views: 2707

Re: Acer announces the TravelMate P2 and TravelMate P6 to take on the ThinkPads and Latitudes of the world

I'd like to see their test results and know of the lab that conducted these tests. " Applicability to "ruggedized" consumer products MIL-STD-810 is a flexible standard that allows users to tailor test methods to fit the application. As a result, a vendor's claims of "...compliance to MIL-STD-810..."...
by MikalE
Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Highest processing speed on a w500?
Replies: 15
Views: 2187

Re: Highest processing speed on a w500?

There is no exact part number. It would have been a CTO order.
by MikalE
Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: W500 ThinkPad (Clean)
Replies: 3
Views: 519

Re: WTB: W500 ThinkPad W/ 3.06GHz CPU

That would be a CTO, correct?

I can't imagine there were too many of those ordered with that processor.
by MikalE
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T520 upgrade question
Replies: 12
Views: 2740

Re: T520 upgrade question

Sorry for the mis-information.

It is the 135 watt PSU I bought from RBS when I upgraded my T520 and not the 170 watt.

But there is a metal tip inside the barrel connector on the 135 watt PSU I have and it fits just fine.
by MikalE
Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Recommendation for New "Light Gaming" Lenovo Laptop?
Replies: 4
Views: 3417

Re: Recommendation for New "Light Gaming" Lenovo Laptop?

For my 13th birthday I received a beautiful Ithaca 20 ga pump shotgun. The wood the stock and fore end was made from a stunning piece of oak and the high polish blue on the barrel and receiver was outstanding.

I took a lot of squirrel and rabbit and quail with that shotgun. Wish I still had it.
by MikalE
Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T440p: missing screw
Replies: 4
Views: 2090

Re: T440p: missing screw

One of my T500's came with several screws missing. I found a replacement kit on fee-bay from a parts machine. I forget the seller, but he had screw sets from many different TP models.

You might want to just buy a whole set if available. I think I paid around $6.
by MikalE
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: A new G40
Replies: 29
Views: 9233

Re: A new G40

My first Roland was a JX-3P and that was followed shortly by a TR-505. To sit and listen to those tapes I made back in the early 80's makes me appreciate how recording music has come so far in the past 35 years. It's truly unbelievable that you can now produce a home recording that rivals anything p...
by MikalE
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T520 upgrade question
Replies: 12
Views: 2740

Re: T520 upgrade question

All of the power supply jacks are the same and all of the power supply plugs are the same.

If you install a QM processor you will need the larger power supply.
by MikalE
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: SSD for T520
Replies: 6
Views: 1898

Re: SSD for T520

I rarely reboot my systems unless I want to change operating systems. I'm more or less concerned with access/read times rather than fast booting.

I can see why going into the BIOS would be more beneficial for the way you use the computer.
by MikalE
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T520 upgrade question
Replies: 12
Views: 2740

Re: T520 upgrade question

They're all the same socket. It'll drop right in.

You should see a definite difference in performance.
by MikalE
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: SSD for T520
Replies: 6
Views: 1898

Re: SSD for T520

You can use the 9,5mm SATA III drives in the T520. I have a 500 GB SATA III drive for Win 7 Pro, and a 250 GB SATA III drive for XP64 Pro installed in the Ultrabay slot. You can arrange the bootloader to ask you on startup which operating system you wish to use rather than having to go to BIOS each ...
by MikalE
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T520 upgrade question
Replies: 12
Views: 2740

Re: T520 upgrade question

I installed an i7 2760QM in my T520 that runs great. I rarely ever hear the fan run. You can do better though with the i7 2860QM and gain two more MB of L3 cache and a slightly faster (.1 Mhz) speed. They both draw the same 45 watts so cooling shouldn't be an issue with the 2860QM. A step up higher ...
by MikalE
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x201 black screen when undocked
Replies: 9
Views: 2028

Re: x201 black screen when undocked

It's actually under 'Power'. Sorry about that.
by MikalE
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x201 black screen when undocked
Replies: 9
Views: 2028

Re: x201 black screen when undocked

Is it possible this action changed the settings in 'Monitors' to keep the monitor off at all times? As if only an external monitor was being used 100% of the time?

I would check the monitor settings just in case when you have it docked and can use the external monitor to check.
by MikalE
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: ** HOW TOs & FAQs **
Topic: Any way to like posts on forum thread?
Replies: 6
Views: 4239

Re: Any way to like posts on forum thread?

This is an old forum without all the bells and whistles.
by MikalE
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Glue for crack in T430 lid?
Replies: 1
Views: 1593

Re: Glue for crack in T430 lid?

I would use Tamiya liquid plastic cement. I've been using this for years for plastic railroad structures. Its capillary action will draw it into every small crevice in the crack.
by MikalE
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T400 Recovery Disk questions
Replies: 10
Views: 2592

Re: T400 Recovery Disk questions

The T510 and T410 have now been added. The T520 and T420 will be next.

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