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by CASPER
Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: New T500
Replies: 8
Views: 1991

Re: New T500

Thanks both. RBS I believe that this Sharp panel is the best solution. Was just curious what he uses and noticed how really bad mine is ;)
Nice looking T500, still usable and typically rock solid.
by CASPER
Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:34 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: New T500
Replies: 8
Views: 1991

Re: New T500

What screen do you have? Looks brighter than mine, also looks like better viewing angles.
by CASPER
Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:23 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T470: Installing backlit keyboard, is it a drop-in?
Replies: 2
Views: 1874

Re: T470: Installing backlit keyboard, is it a drop-in?

You need to remove two screws at the bottom and the keyboard should pop out. Don't forget to switch off internal battery in BIOS and take out removable one too. There are video tutorials to do that over the web.
by CASPER
Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T430 loose hinge
Replies: 4
Views: 1570

Re: T430 loose hinge

T430 doesn't have magnesium cage inside the lid?
by CASPER
Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:46 am
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: i7 Seventh generation won't run Win7?
Replies: 21
Views: 8290

Re: i7 Seventh generation won't run Win7?

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by CASPER
Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: New AMD based ThinkPads are coming
Replies: 9
Views: 4428

Re: New AMD based ThinkPads are coming

From what I read there will be one based on T series and one based on X series, A475 and A275 IIRC. I think they want to really emphasize the usage of AMD platform in a way of making a whole new series for that.

What's bad about Bristol Ridge?
by CASPER
Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: i7 Seventh generation won't run Win7?
Replies: 21
Views: 8290

Re: i7 Seventh generation won't run Win7?

People who have the actual need for bleeding edge hardware for whatever reason will be facing some difficult choices, IMO. No, they won't. Some small margin of them maybe, but the rest will take hardware with W10 with please. Most of people are hunting for something new which is the reason why they...
by CASPER
Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Question about the T500 vs T520
Replies: 13
Views: 2941

Re: Question about the T500 vs T520

The solution: dump the original T400/T500/W500 keyboard and put in a T60/T61 keyboard, preferably made by NMB. +1 I forgot about it. I've been through both, but in mine there are no supports and I put in this infamous keyboard with holes in the bottom. But it isn't that bad, it ain't gonna break or...
by CASPER
Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Question about the T500 vs T520
Replies: 13
Views: 2941

Re: Question about the T500 vs T520

My main gripe with the T500 is the mg frame used in the screen, while it makes the LCD assembly sturdier, it has a tendency to break in the lower left corner, close to the hinge. Finding an intact frame for replacement used to be difficult some years ago, I don't know if now is still the case. This...
by CASPER
Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:09 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T440s vs T440p
Replies: 2
Views: 2550

Re: T440s vs T440p

T440p use non ULV processor so it is a much faster machine. It doesn't have power bridge feature (two batteries). Don't know if they are interchangeable between models. 9 cell battery on T440p (100Wh) can give you up to 10 h of little usage or about 2 h under heavy load (from internet).
by CASPER
Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Edge
Topic: Thinkpad Edge 13 - 0197 wifi upgrade 1802 error
Replies: 2
Views: 6567

Re: Thinkpad Edge 13 - 0197 wifi upgrade 1802 error

There is a whitelist in BIOS / UEFI which contains wifi cards that are allowed to be used in laptop.
by CASPER
Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Are series xx40 and newer really that bad?
Replies: 11
Views: 1682

Re: Are series xx40 and newer really that bad?

brchan wrote:
Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:31 pm
Only complaint is the keyboard and the screen rubbing against the keyboard.
Are you getting any marks on the screen?
by CASPER
Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:08 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: My T61 Died need Expert Suggestions to buy a 2nd durble user friendly uprgadeable powerful Ibm Lenovo Laptop
Replies: 42
Views: 10174

Re: My T61 Died need Expert Suggestions to buy a 2nd durble user friendly uprgadeable powerful Ibm Lenovo Laptop

Yes, this one. I don't if you can put classic keyboard inside it. Standard T430 will accept it though. No possibility of whitelist removal on xx30 series machines and newer. I considered this advanced dock in the past and it still looks like quite good option. But I wonder if I could use external GP...
by CASPER
Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Can someone explain the xx20 series keyboard?
Replies: 4
Views: 1429

Re: Can someone explain the xx20 series keyboard?

Are keyboards from series xx00 and xx20 interchangeable ?
by CASPER
Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Are series xx40 and newer really that bad?
Replies: 11
Views: 1682

Re: Are series xx40 and newer really that bad?

Ok, that is one vote against :) So they changed build philosophy and it was followed by lower build quality? 3 years is what I get from 200$ new laptop. Not optimistic.

I also heard about faulty motherboards in T440. Wonder if that is truth.
by CASPER
Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: My T61 Died need Expert Suggestions to buy a 2nd durble user friendly uprgadeable powerful Ibm Lenovo Laptop
Replies: 42
Views: 10174

Re: My T61 Died need Expert Suggestions to buy a 2nd durble user friendly uprgadeable powerful Ibm Lenovo Laptop

upgrades wrote:
Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:39 am
Id like a model that uses ac speed in the wifi..
It is possible to get T430s only with a/g/n or b/g/n options. If that satisfies op, then I think this should be very good proposition.
by CASPER
Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:42 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X61 keyboards
Replies: 5
Views: 4980

Re: X61 keyboards

You may be surprised - I bought used keyboard for my T500 after breaking original one. Some keys were not in it's place (I assume that this keyboard was assembled with what was laying around) so I though about swapping them in the right position - I was really surprised that they didn't fit in place...
by CASPER
Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:38 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Are series xx40 and newer really that bad?
Replies: 11
Views: 1682

Are series xx40 and newer really that bad?

General question - Do you regard xx40 series and newer ones to be really that bad over older brothers? And why? Classic series (up to xx20) are getting older and older, and some of us need more power, also lighter is an advantage, as is a trackpoint. But what about build quality of newer ones? Just ...
by CASPER
Sun Jul 30, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Unusual X220 repasting story...
Replies: 3
Views: 2624

Re: Unusual X220 repasting story...

80 C on 50% load is way too much. Do you need this thermal pad on the heatsink? My heatsink sits directly on the CPU (with a bit o thermal grease between). Also buy some new thermal grease, even silicon based if you must, this will make a difference.
by CASPER
Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Reasons why the 14" screen got terrible options.
Replies: 68
Views: 8102

Re: Reasons why the 14" screen got terrible options.

Let me ask you a question. Why do you need so high resolution on that small screen? I have 1920x1200 on 15,4 in and sometimes can barely see what is written on a web page. And scaling in W$ is crap, lets be honest.

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