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by MikalE
Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T510 WiFi card suddenly dead?
Replies: 4
Views: 74

Re: T510 WiFi card suddenly dead?

$10 bucks or less on e-Bay. Don't sweat it, just buy a new one.
by MikalE
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: W600, T600?
Replies: 5
Views: 154

Re: W600, T600?

Interesting speculation.

I rather like the W4000 and T5000 ideas.
by MikalE
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: GRID Laptops?
Replies: 4
Views: 522

Re: GRID Laptops?

My eyes are bad enough as it is without having to use something the size of a smartphone screen for main computing tasks.
by MikalE
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: W600, T600?
Replies: 5
Views: 154

W600, T600?

What's going to happen to Lenovo's naming convention when they run out of 4XX and 5XX numbers in a couple of years? Is the T490 going to become the new T500 and the T590 going to become the T600? What do you think Lenovo will do about this confusing (for the T4XX series anyway) naming of their curre...
by MikalE
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T520 screen upgrade options
Replies: 15
Views: 786

Re: T520 screen upgrade options

It is the T500 that is RAM particular.

My T520 has booted on anything I've installed.
by MikalE
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T530 blank screen after system board replacement
Replies: 10
Views: 557

Re: T530 blank screen after system board replacement

OK, thanks for the clarification.

The only thing I found about this seven beep code was video chip failure, or a CPU exception, but on an HP machine.
by MikalE
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T530 blank screen after system board replacement
Replies: 10
Views: 557

Re: T530 blank screen after system board replacement

I have tried without ram, the error code is : One short beep, pause, three short beeps, pause, three more short beeps, and one short beep. Do you talk about the code in the video ? The 1-3-3-1 is "normal" without ram. In the video, ram is plugged but the code don't match to any of those described b...
by MikalE
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T530 blank screen after system board replacement
Replies: 10
Views: 557

Re: T530 blank screen after system board replacement

Isn't that beep code a memory error?
by MikalE
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Bluetooth speaker and windows 7
Replies: 5
Views: 3680

Re: Bluetooth speaker and windows 7

There is no fix. Windows 7 does not support Blue Tooth audio. I have tried everything including upgrading my system to 4.0. Tried every driver, work-around, and fix that was offered to me here, as well as several bogus fixes I found on my own. Even the whitelist BIOS has no effect on BT audio workin...
by MikalE
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: New FRU/System service parts lookup system
Replies: 5
Views: 191

Re: New FRU/System service parts lookup system

Great job! Thanks for fixing the glitch.

So easy to find an FRU now.
by MikalE
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: What is the fastest factory installed W520 CPU?
Replies: 10
Views: 398

Re: What is the fastest factory installed W520 CPU?

Lots on e-Bay. Averaging around $250US.
by MikalE
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: New FRU/System service parts lookup system
Replies: 5
Views: 191

Re: New FRU/System service parts lookup system

That's an awesome resource. Thank you for doing it. Is there any way to get the parts page to stay in the last position it was in before clicking on a photo, e-Bay link, etc. After finishing the page where the link takes you, the parts list returns to the top of the page and you have to scroll down ...
by MikalE
Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: 16GB in my T520?
Replies: 5
Views: 326

Re: 16GB in my T520?

Then you can whitelist your BIOS and install a better Wi-Fi card, upgrade it to Bluetooth 4.0 or higher, swap in a Quad-Core processor, add an internal Smartcard reader for triple security protection, etc, etc. I think I probably have a one of a kind T520 that no one has configured like this one. I'...
by MikalE
Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Audio Volume
Replies: 3
Views: 262

Re: Audio Volume

The T500 Is the best among the T500/T510/T520. In fact is downright sucks on the T520. For a machine that does everything well in most other areas, it's downfall is the audio amp. The T510 is marginally better, but not much. The T500 is actually quite good and I have no problems with the audio outpu...
by MikalE
Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: 16GB in my T520?
Replies: 5
Views: 326

Re: 16GB in my T520?

These run really well with 16 GB of RAM and an SSD.
by MikalE
Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Shake my head
Replies: 3
Views: 245

Re: Shake my head

All your base are belong to us!
by MikalE
Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: IBM ThinkPad 701C, A Visual Tour
Replies: 5
Views: 200

Re: IBM ThinkPad 701C, A Visual Tour

That looks very nice. Good work.
by MikalE
Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Wireless card for T420s
Replies: 4
Views: 302

Re: Wireless card for T420s

Don't quote me, but I think only the black and grey wire will be attached. The white wire isn't used.

I don't know if it is the same with the T420, but for my T520 I had to use the whitelist BIOS to use the 6300N card.
by MikalE
Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W500 Memory? Issues.
Replies: 21
Views: 710

Re: W500 Memory? Issues.

I had the same trouble not too long ago. I finally took an 4 GB stick out of a T510 and paired it with the 4GB stick that was already in the T500. Booted right up and recognized it. Truth be told i didn't even check to see what it was. I was just hoping it would boot, so I left it in and buttoned it...
by MikalE
Thu Dec 28, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T510 DVD Drive stuck in bay
Replies: 3
Views: 321

Re: T510 DVD Drive stuck in bay

There are no screws holding the Ultrabay carrier in the drive bay. Push the magic button and it's supposed to pop out. However, if the carrier you are using has screws that had to be screwed in to hold the battery, or extra hard drive, or whatever, in position and you didn't get these screwed in flu...
by MikalE
Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W500 Memory? Issues.
Replies: 21
Views: 710

Re: W500 Memory? Issues.

The 500 series are most particular about what memory works in each machine. Don't know why, but I've been through this same thing a few times with T500's.
by MikalE
Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: SOLD W700ds fully loaded $500
Replies: 13
Views: 627

Re: FS W700ds fully loaded

Sounds like it has everything but a price and a link to photos.
by MikalE
Mon Dec 25, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Install Win 10 1703 update on a W500 and others
Replies: 9
Views: 413

Re: Install Win 10 1703 update on a W500 and others

It took two tries on my T520. One of my T510's got it on the first try. Everything has been running fine since.
by MikalE
Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Micro$haft is $hafting W7-users, AGAIN
Replies: 12
Views: 874

Re: Micro$haft is $hafting W7-users, AGAIN

Is the updater indeed running in Services?

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/win ... 5096b36d0c
by MikalE
Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: R500 current equivalent?
Replies: 20
Views: 567

Re: R500 current equivalent?

Quick, too. Those three components are the cheapest bang-for-your-buck upgrade you can do to just about any mid-grade machine.
by MikalE
Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: R500 current equivalent?
Replies: 20
Views: 567

Re: R500 current equivalent?

Maxing out the memory capacity and swapping in an SSD can really give the W/T500 series a new lease on life. I have a T500 with 8GB, 250 GB SSD, and a Core 2 Duo T9600 processor. It is really a nice machine and is in regular use for a Windows 7 Pro 64 machine. This T500 was new enough that Windows 7...
by MikalE
Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: 2631 Type Dock - Just pay shipping
Replies: 8
Views: 301

Re: 2631 Type Dock - Just pay shipping

Before I commit, I need to know what you were going to ask for the X32.

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