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by MikalE
Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: [WTB]: Lenovo ThinkPad W701ds ONLY!
Replies: 14
Views: 1188

Re: [WTB]: Lenovo ThinkPad W701ds ONLY!

Without any RAM it won't even boot into BIOS. I'd pass.
by MikalE
Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Slow booting
Replies: 9
Views: 309

Re: Slow booting

You can change some or all of those to a 'delayed startup' in the Task manager or Services. I can't remember which now as I haven't had to use it in awhile. It will help speed up the boot.
by MikalE
Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Model F keyboards is back!
Replies: 8
Views: 287

Re: Model F keyboards is back!

Made in China. That's some originality for you.

I'll stick with my '80's vintage USA-made Model M's.
by MikalE
Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: "Surplus corporate stock" T510i bought as "dead" in MINT condition...
Replies: 24
Views: 982

Re: "Surplus corporate stock" T510i bought as "dead" in MINT condition...

As an engineer you probably know that CMOS battery, though reading 3VDC metered may not be supplying 3VDC under load. Still could be CMOS battery.
by MikalE
Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: I need BIOS dump for W520
Replies: 3
Views: 274

Re: I need BIOS dump for W520

CMOS battery?
by MikalE
Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: I've done it now...
Replies: 2
Views: 322

Re: I've done it now...

In addition, Bluetooth 4.0 works flawlessly now. The JBL Flip4 speaker I had been having trouble with connected right up to the T520 and I was playing audio through it immediately. Also, the wireless connection is immediate upon scanning my fingerprint and the system comes up. Boot time is about eig...
by MikalE
Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: I've done it now...
Replies: 2
Views: 322

I've done it now...

I upgraded (downgraded?) my highly modified T520 to Windows 10 Pro. I locked it down as best I could with no Cortana, Bing, or anything else provided by MS. The speed increase with the new quad-core i7 processor I installed is terrific. Things move along much faster in 10 than they did in 7. I'm not...
by MikalE
Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Retro ThinkPad is.. alive!(?)
Replies: 29
Views: 1233

Re: Retro ThinkPad is.. alive!(?)

The only real external retro features that are must with me are the keyboard used up the the T/W520 series and the magnesium roll cage. A metal lid would be a nice touch too, but I'm not counting on that. Modern stuff inside though is what I'm looking for like a high speed SSD of 500 GB or better, h...
by MikalE
Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Retro ThinkPad is.. alive!(?)
Replies: 29
Views: 1233

Re: Retro ThinkPad is.. alive!(?)

I don't buy computers as investment pieces so I have no worries.

I still have 10+ year old desktops running as well as the day I bought them with no intention of selling.
by MikalE
Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Retro ThinkPad is.. alive!(?)
Replies: 29
Views: 1233

Re: Retro ThinkPad is.. alive!(?)

I'm hoping around the $1800 to $2300 price point. I don#t want it to suck either and I want primo components not a bunch of junk they use on the E series or worse.
by MikalE
Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Retro ThinkPad is.. alive!(?)
Replies: 29
Views: 1233

Re: Retro ThinkPad is.. alive!(?)

I'm looking forward to see what they have come up with.

The article said it would not be $5000.
by MikalE
Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Highest Quality Scan of Old IBM Logo. Ever.
Replies: 1
Views: 226

Re: Highest Quality Scan of Old IBM Logo. Ever.

Thanks. Saved for possible future use.
by MikalE
Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: 701ds for sale on eBay
Replies: 12
Views: 523

Re: 701ds for sale on eBay

He doesn't get it that it's not the price that's keeping it from selling.
by MikalE
Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Removing supervisor password
Replies: 9
Views: 637

Re: Removing supervisor password

I knew right away what you were talking about. :wink:
by MikalE
Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W520 upgrades
Replies: 9
Views: 841

Re: W520 upgrades

Bang for buck the 2920xm is a winner but the 2960xm is sometimes near the same price so get that should there be an opportunity, 2920's base clock is 2.5ghz while the 2960s is 2.7ghz both with the same features and both have fairly beefy turbo but be warned they dump a fair amount of heat with the ...
by MikalE
Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Removing supervisor password
Replies: 9
Views: 637

Re: Removing supervisor password

I fail to understand why anyone would sell or give away a system and forget they set an inaccessible password so the next owner has to go through this sort of thing.
by MikalE
Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: 701ds for sale on eBay
Replies: 12
Views: 523

Re: 701ds for sale on eBay

His feedback is a deal-killer.
by MikalE
Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W520 upgrades
Replies: 9
Views: 841

Re: W520 upgrades

If it were a little cheaper I'd try it in my T520. Seems the specs are nearly identical except for speed and cache. The upgrades I've performed on my T520 so far: i7-2760QM (from i7-2620M 500 GB SSD 16 GB RAM Smart Card reader Bluetooth 4.0 German keyboard Intel Ultimate 6300 AGN Wi-Fi card Whitelis...
by MikalE
Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Phone jack on T540 sometimes looses contact
Replies: 2
Views: 173

Re: Phone jack on T540 sometimes looses contact

It wasn't molded into the MB. If you can get a soldering iron in there you can replace the jack.
by MikalE
Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Hard Drive Failure
Replies: 3
Views: 575

Re: Hard Drive Failure

The Flip 4 again connected with a bit of manipulation. I had to delete the Flip 4 and install it again. Open and close iTunes a couple of times, but it did eventually connect and stay connected. I have not tried again on the T520. What idiot at Lenovo or Microsoft didn't think stereo audio over Blue...
by MikalE
Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Integrated Bluetooth II + Windows 7: How to use bluetooth headset??
Replies: 11
Views: 1973

Re: Integrated Bluetooth II + Windows 7: How to use bluetooth headset??

It disconnected after two songs. I had to close iTunes, and it connected again. When it dropped the connection the internal speakers were again set as the default audio output device. Even after telling the audio software that the BT speaker was the default device. Disconnected again after two songs...
by MikalE
Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Integrated Bluetooth II + Windows 7: How to use bluetooth headset??
Replies: 11
Views: 1973

Re: Integrated Bluetooth II + Windows 7: How to use bluetooth headset??

It connected! It is using the original Lenovo BT 4.0 driver. I#ve been fooling with this for another couple of hours today. I've tried the Toshiba drivers, the suggestions from all forum members that posted links. Most wouldn't install, none that did would work. After repeated attempts to connect, r...
by MikalE
Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Integrated Bluetooth II + Windows 7: How to use bluetooth headset??
Replies: 11
Views: 1973

Re: Integrated Bluetooth II + Windows 7: How to use bluetooth headset??

When I click on the 'Setup' icon it asks me if i want to run this software and then nothing happens. The box closes and the program does nothing except crash Explorer and Explorer restarts itself.
by MikalE
Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Hard Drive Failure
Replies: 3
Views: 575

Re: Hard Drive Failure

Here is a bit of interesting information. The restore I performed from a backup was from late last year. I don't use this system much and rarely add anything to it to have to worry about constant backups. I thought i would try to get the T510 to pair with the JBL Flip 4 that I have been trying to pa...
by MikalE
Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Hard Drive Failure
Replies: 3
Views: 575

Hard Drive Failure

I had just installed some selected Windows 7 updates and left the computer unattended. It restarted and couldn't find the drive with the OS. I didn't see the error until the next day- This is a T510 i5 that I don't use much, but do for internet and music listening when I am working in my home office...
by MikalE
Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Integrated Bluetooth II + Windows 7: How to use bluetooth headset??
Replies: 11
Views: 1973

Re: Integrated Bluetooth II + Windows 7: How to use bluetooth headset??

Yes, unless the A2DP driver or .ini, or whatever its called is installed Win 7 will not communicate with a newer audio device. And from the experiences I've had over the last week, there's no way to install them into a Win 7 machine. I hope someone can prove me wrong using a modern Bluetooth audio d...
by MikalE
Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Integrated Bluetooth II + Windows 7: How to use bluetooth headset??
Replies: 11
Views: 1973

Re: Integrated Bluetooth II + Windows 7: How to use bluetooth headset??

I have come to the conclusion after much experimentation, drivers, devices, etc. that Windows 7 will not connect to an audio device such as a speaker(s), headset, or anything else audio related.

That's just the way it is and nothing will fix this.
by MikalE
Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Bluetooth Problems
Replies: 10
Views: 718

Re: Bluetooth Problems

The BT 3.0 never worked for audio, but I was able to transfer files from my mobile to the computer and back again. Just no audio.

I'll try the download you have there. Thanks.
by MikalE
Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Bluetooth Problems
Replies: 10
Views: 718

Re: Bluetooth Problems

When I attempt to connect to the Flip 4 through Devices & Printers, this window pops up for less than two seconds and disappears. Right clicking on the Bluetooth Flip 4 icon opens a short menue that is supposed to have a connect button but does not appear. Left double-click opens this window. A righ...
by MikalE
Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Bluetooth Problems
Replies: 10
Views: 718

Re: Bluetooth Problems

Though the file that RBS provided, driver Alps UPCG9-BCM2046 installed successfully and the device manager indicates this, I still see the Intel-Centrino Bluetooth 3.0 Security Service and the Intel-Centrino High Speed Wireless Bluetooth 3.0+ active in Services. AMPPALR3 is what the adapter appears ...

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