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by MikalE
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Aaaaaand.... Trump, what to do with a wall?
Replies: 14
Views: 421

Re: Aaaaaand.... Trump, what to do with a wall?

Oh, so as long as they're paying taxes it's OK that they entered the country illegally and remain in the US illegally?
by MikalE
Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Aaaaaand.... Trump, what to do with a wall?
Replies: 14
Views: 421

Re: Aaaaaand.... Trump, what to do with a wall?

Ugh, I can think of a bunch of ways to spend this $5+ billion he wants for this thing on something OTHER than a wall, to make people's lives better... Maybe that's what he's trying to do. Unless you'd rather have 5 billion spent on immigrants. Where do you think money to feed, house, educate, get d...
by MikalE
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: what SSD do you run?
Replies: 21
Views: 591

Re: what SSD do you run?

I have a Samsung EVO 850 500GB in my T520 and an EVO 850 250 GB in my T500.

Both run like tops. The drive in the T520 is nearing three years old, and the drive in the T500 is about 9 months.
by MikalE
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: where to get thinkpad screws
Replies: 4
Views: 300

Re: where to get thinkpad screws

There's a seller on Fleabay that sells screw sets for the entire machine. No telling if he has a set for yours, but do a search. I can't remember who the guy is, but I bought a complete set for a T500 for a few dollars.
by MikalE
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: T420s - 8GB, 250GB SSD
Replies: 4
Views: 483

Re: FS: T420s - 8GB, 250GB SSD

I can't find information about that processor. Unless it is actually the i7-2760QM processor running at 2.4 GHz.
by MikalE
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 explodes again
Replies: 15
Views: 1266

Re: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 explodes again

After receiving the Motorola Z3 (nice phone BTW) I proceeded to delete my data after transfer from the Galaxy. I was removing it from the phone case and the back popped just the same as it did the first time. Right along the edge where the battery sits in the chassis. Of course I did not know the ba...
by MikalE
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: T420s - 8GB, 250GB SSD
Replies: 4
Views: 483

Re: FS: T420s - 8GB, 250GB SSD

What are the specs and condition of the W520?
by MikalE
Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Question for battery experts: proper inverter?
Replies: 2
Views: 201

Re: Question for battery experts: proper inverter?

That depends upon how much current the device draws. If the device is rated in watts, you will have to convert to amps and compare this figure to your 50 amp hour battery capacity. 50 amp hours is not a large battery. That rating means it will power a device drawing one amp for 50 hours. Theoretical...
by MikalE
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: How to connect to 4G LTE from a thinkpad?
Replies: 6
Views: 225

Re: How to connect to 4G LTE from a thinkpad?

I'm not a big video watcher and I don't play games. I can see how that speed might be a deal breaker.
by MikalE
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 explodes again
Replies: 15
Views: 1266

Re: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 explodes again

The battery I replaced in my Galaxy S7 has bitten the dust. It uses about 58% of the battery in 20 minutes and then shuts off. Tells me it has 0 charge and needs plugged in. POS battery for certain, or POS phone. One of the two, or both. I will never buy another Samsung phone. This has been the wors...
by MikalE
Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: How to connect to 4G LTE from a thinkpad?
Replies: 6
Views: 225

Re: How to connect to 4G LTE from a thinkpad?

I've been using PdaNet for Android for years now.

http://www.junefabrics.com/
by MikalE
Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T400: unfamiliar beeping sound on startup
Replies: 5
Views: 277

Re: T400: unfamiliar beeping sound on startup

That list is not all inclusive. Mine emits five beeps, pauses and beeps five more times. I forget what that has to do with but RBS here told me how to turn it off, but I never have yet.

Your video will not play. The loading circle just continues around, and around, and around.
by MikalE
Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Lenovo ThinkPad W500
Replies: 11
Views: 743

Re: Lenovo ThinkPad W500

I have one of those USB converters so I can use an IBM M series keyboard with one of my T510's. I also have an external monitor and a mouse hooked up to this. It's treated as a desktop and it never moves, but it's at the far side of my model railroad work table so I need a keyboard I can move to use...
by MikalE
Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: How do you set up a dual-monitor display for a Thinkpad?
Replies: 6
Views: 258

Re: How do you set up a dual-monitor display for a Thinkpad?

Matrox Dual-head2Go and Triple Head2Go has been used for years by flight simulator builders.

https://www.matrox.com/graphics/en/prod ... igital_se/
by MikalE
Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: W520 HD replacement. SSD?
Replies: 11
Views: 693

Re: W520 HD replacement. SSD?

I have networking drivers on my backup drive for all of my systems in case of a drive failure and a corrupt system image backup.

It has saved me a lot of time in the past. After the network driver is loaded everything else is a walk in the park.
by MikalE
Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: W520 HD replacement. SSD?
Replies: 11
Views: 693

Re: W520 HD replacement. SSD?

I've had an 850 EVO in my T520 for nearly three years now without issue.
by MikalE
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Lenovo ThinkPad W500
Replies: 11
Views: 743

Re: Lenovo ThinkPad W500

I would up the RAM to 8GB and install an SSD. That should make it good to go with the T9600.
by MikalE
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: w500 switchable graphics. How to disable altogether
Replies: 4
Views: 400

Re: w500 switchable graphics. How to disable altogether

Have you looked in the ATI program and dis-associated all programs from the graphics card?
by MikalE
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: ThinkPad R400/R500 Series
Topic: Temperature peaks on X9100
Replies: 15
Views: 1151

Re: Temperature peaks on X9100

I've been very happy with the performance gains using the T9600 over the P8700 that my T500 came with.

Bragging rights are nice, but I think a cool running, glitch-free T500 is worth more.
by MikalE
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Yesterday I went to the biggest laptop showroom over here
Replies: 3
Views: 365

Re: Yesterday I went to the biggest laptop showroom over here

I too thought those Yoga systems were overpriced for the hardware you get.
by MikalE
Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Acer win 7 no USB power.
Replies: 11
Views: 553

Re: Acer win 7 no USB power.

There is a thread here posted not long ago that states you can't downgrade to Windows 7 using an Intel 8th Generation processor without a lot of keyboard work. Way above my paygrade. Search for it and it will give you the complicated procedure for allowing a Win 7 installation on an 8th Gen Intel ba...
by MikalE
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Smart card reader, 42X4992
Replies: 6
Views: 328

Re: Smart card reader, 42X4992

I use it for another security layer on my T520. It is a stand-alone log-on.
by MikalE
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Smart card reader, 42X4992
Replies: 6
Views: 328

Re: Smart card reader, 42X4992

Will you be using this in a network environment or as a stand-alone layer of security for log-on?
by MikalE
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T510 Why so many refurbished on market
Replies: 5
Views: 676

Re: T510 Why so many refurbished on market

I would guess because it was the first generation of Lenovo laptops with the i series of Intel processors. Businesses bought them up and leased them like wildfire. I have two myself and they are generally cheap on fleabay. I bought one with an i5 processor and another came standard with an i7 proces...
by MikalE
Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: POLL: Classic Shell... Whos using it?
Replies: 6
Views: 433

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

I use it on Win 7.
by MikalE
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo CES 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 12404

Re: Lenovo CES 2019

I still want to know what Lenovo is going to name the T series in 2020.
by MikalE
Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Firefox will become the only safe browser on Windows 10
Replies: 4
Views: 591

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

The only glitch I've seen so far using Slimjet is that sometimes a right-click does not always open the menu window. Sometimes it takes four to six clicks to get the browser to open the box.
by MikalE
Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FOUND: W500 Clear Plates
Replies: 5
Views: 271

Re: WTB: W500 Clear Plates

dr_st wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:10 am
These:
https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/iD4AAOxy ... s-l500.jpg

Except he wants one for a W500.
Oh, OK thanks.

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