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by MikalE
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Windoze7: Life after End of Life ???
Replies: 6
Views: 477

Re: Windoze7: Life after End of Life ???

I will continue to run Win7 Pro on my T500 and T510, while another T510 and my T520 runs Wind10 Pro.

If I were to buy another T series machine it will have Win7 Pro installed.
by MikalE
Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: IBM Thinkpad T60 Audio not playing
Replies: 5
Views: 441

Re: IBM Thinkpad T60 Audio not playing

Sounds like for whatever reason your audio device driver is missing or corrupt.

Download and re-install.
by MikalE
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Upgrade T520 to T550 or T560??
Replies: 7
Views: 358

Re: Upgrade T520 to T550 or T560??

I would upgrade the RAM to 16GB and install a quad-core processor.
by MikalE
Tue May 22, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: Upgrading my R50e's speakers did nothing
Replies: 8
Views: 675

Re: Upgrading my R50e's speakers did nothing

The audio amp and the DSP are probably to blame for the poor audio quality. I experience the same piss poor sound in the T510's and T520.

However, the T500 has very good audio at a reasonable volume.
by MikalE
Tue May 22, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61p - 4 or 6 GB memory
Replies: 6
Views: 729

Re: T61p - 4 or 6 GB memory

I have a T510 with 6GB, only because I needed a 4 GB stick for my T500 to bring it up to 8GB. I took a 2GB stick and installed that in the T510 along with the installed 4GB. Worked fine. Dual channel, single channel, I don't know and don't care as long as it plays music without buffering. The T510 i...
by MikalE
Thu May 17, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: What screwdriver to remove battery from T460s
Replies: 7
Views: 424

Re: What screwdriver to remove battery from T460s

The same goes for gunsmithing screwdrivers too. They are very precise to fit certain screws.
by MikalE
Wed May 16, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: What screwdriver to remove battery from T460s
Replies: 7
Views: 424

Re: What screwdriver to remove battery from T460s

Brad wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 7:12 pm
Wiha or Wera tools are excellent.

Here is one supplier.

https://www.kctoolco.com/

Brad
That's where I shop for electronics tools.

You might get away with a flat-head screwdriver for that, but check that it fits the cross slot precisely before applying any torque.
by MikalE
Tue May 15, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Wireless USB and Turbo Memory?
Replies: 17
Views: 1895

Re: Wireless USB and Turbo Memory?

" ~~~ Same question with Turbo Memory. What is this ... " Here's a ( detailed ) "TurboMemory" review from 11 years ago: For those who really REALLY wanna know ... about Intel's (so-called) "TurboMemory" Thanks for posting that. It was interesting, but in my system it basically does nothing.
by MikalE
Tue May 15, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Wireless USB and Turbo Memory?
Replies: 17
Views: 1895

Re: Wireless USB and Turbo Memory?

Dekks wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 6:44 am
it's bad practice to run a Robson TM unit with a SSD. Best off removing the module.
Why is that?
by MikalE
Sat May 12, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Individual Bluetooth speakers connect in stereo
Replies: 3
Views: 244

Re: Individual Bluetooth speakers connect in stereo

The Flip 4 is supposed to be able to link to itself using one of the control buttons. I have one of these, but not two.

I do not know though, if linking two of these together will separate the audio into stereo or if it becomes just two mono speakers linked together.
by MikalE
Tue May 08, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Upgrade T520 to W520. What do I need...
Replies: 5
Views: 1023

Re: Upgrade T520 to W520. What do I need...

You already have more than a T520 than most W520's ever were. Stick 16GB of memory in it and other than the number on the lower right of the monitor frame, you already have a W520, same as I do, if you read my specs in my first post. You can always upgrade the processor, which I am still contemplati...
by MikalE
Mon May 07, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Upgrade T520 to W520. What do I need...
Replies: 5
Views: 1023

Re: Upgrade T520 to W520. What do I need...

Install the 16 GB of ram and call it good.
by MikalE
Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Edge
Topic: Thinkpad Edge E530 stuck in a loop while booting up
Replies: 8
Views: 1013

Re: Thinkpad Edge E530 stuck in a loop while booting up

I had an E530 that did this too. The hard drive had failed. Replaced and reloaded from a backup and all was well.
by MikalE
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Free to a good home....All has been claimed
Replies: 9
Views: 588

Re: Free to a good home....All has been claimed

Thanks anyway.

Got to get up a minute earlier than Neil I see!

It's the early bird that gets the worm, but the second mouse that gets the cheese!
by MikalE
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: LF: Thinkpad A30p UXGA laptop or barebones
Replies: 4
Views: 325

Re: LF: Thinkpad A30p UXGA laptop or barebones

Good luck. I hope you find one that isn't trashed.
by MikalE
Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Free to a good home....All has been claimed
Replies: 9
Views: 588

Re: Free to a good home....you pay shipping...

I'd like the W500 if you can quote shipping to 62286 please.
by MikalE
Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Locked Bios T560 - How to unlock?
Replies: 5
Views: 502

Re: Locked Bios T560 - How to unlock?

RBS is correct.

If they did not not specifically state the BIOS was locked, it was 'not as described'.

They will argue that they didn't know that because of the memory error on boot. Still though, not as described.
by MikalE
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Locked Bios T560 - How to unlock?
Replies: 5
Views: 502

Re: Locked Bios T560 - How to unlock?

Have you tried asking the seller for the BIOS password?
by MikalE
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1/X1-Carbon
Topic: No CMOS battery !
Replies: 14
Views: 1020

Re: No CMOS battery !

Some people can't figure out how to post an ad properly either.
by MikalE
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Best External Keyboard
Replies: 33
Views: 2842

Re: Best External Keyboard

I'll stay with my two Model M's.
by MikalE
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Bench Supply from a PC PSU
Replies: 9
Views: 710

Re: Bench Supply from a PC PSU

Find the PSU feedback chip that monitors the outputs and make a new voltage resistor divider to raise the 12V to 15V. Perfectly within the rectifier output voltages. I did this to power a toshiba notebook years ago. Cheers, thinkpadcollection I could place a pull up resistor on my left mouse button...
by MikalE
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Bench Supply from a PC PSU
Replies: 9
Views: 710

Re: Bench Supply from a PC PSU

I would not know what to look for without a schematic. I'm not an engineer, only a technician.
by MikalE
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Bench Supply from a PC PSU
Replies: 9
Views: 710

Re: Bench Supply from a PC PSU

For DC, couldn't you put a 100K pot on the 12 volt rail? Or maybe a rheostat if a lot of current is generated? This PS for my hand-held is rated at 16 A but I haven't checked. I'm not too worried about the current output as long as it's at or above 1.5 amps when the transmitter power is set to high....
by MikalE
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Bench Supply from a PC PSU
Replies: 9
Views: 710

Bench Supply from a PC PSU

I have recently earned my Technician ham Radio operator licence and have purchased the Kenwood TH-D74A handheld radio. It is capable of using a 11-16 VDC external power supply when used as a base radio but Kenwood wants $150 US for a simple regulated power supply. I have a few old towers sitting aro...
by MikalE
Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Microsoft is putting Windows on the back burner
Replies: 15
Views: 1105

Re: Microsoft is putting Windows on the back burner

Thinkpad4by3 wrote:
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:05 pm
If they really cared about Windows, 8, 8.1, and 10 wouldn't exist.
They only care about the bottom line. Hence the reason for Windows 10. Without all of the telemetry, ads, and other invasions of privacy, they wouldn't be making as much money as they would by upgrading Windows 7.
by MikalE
Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Why I don't want anything Amazon Alexa...
Replies: 13
Views: 1191

Re: Why I don't want anything Amazon Alexa...

It really is 1984. This stuff scares the crap out of me. I have physically disconnected the microphones in all of my Thinkpads and un-installed the software. The cell phones are kept in another room from where I normally spend time. Data collection is bad enough without being able to totally turn it...
by MikalE
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: How to uninstall bloatware?
Replies: 2
Views: 307

Re: How to uninstall bloatware?

For those apps that you cannot uninstall, you can check the Startup Menu and disable any that automatically start each time you boot the machine.
by MikalE
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Forum Notices, Questions and Suggestions
Topic: MTM Lookup is Down
Replies: 2
Views: 276

MTM Lookup is Down

MTM lookup is not responding this morning. Our problem or on their end?
by MikalE
Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: "Shipping Impossible: 'Wrong Side of the Pond'" [Non-US users?]
Replies: 15
Views: 1169

Re: "Shipping Impossible: 'Wrong Side of the Pond'" [Non-US users?]

E-Bay makes it easy to ship USPS internationally. Anything going overseas is routed to their Kentucky international sort facility/customs and they take it from there. The seller only has to ship to Kentucky. If the overseas buyer wants to pay the freight, more power to them. I'm not paying for it. U...

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