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by ThorOfAsgard
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Best aftermarket battery for T61p 15.4"
Replies: 8
Views: 1526

Re: Best aftermarket battery for T61p 15.4"

There are no OEM batteries available that have been made in the last 5 years.

So I'm still looking for aftermarket recommendations. There must be someone who makes a decent battery.
by ThorOfAsgard
Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Best aftermarket battery for T61p 15.4"
Replies: 8
Views: 1526

Re: Best aftermarket battery for T61p 15.4"

P.S. Read through this one: viewtopic.php?f=29&t=127111 and one other, but have so far not found any 3rd party suggestions or links. Still researching.
by ThorOfAsgard
Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Best aftermarket battery for T61p 15.4"
Replies: 8
Views: 1526

Best aftermarket battery for T61p 15.4"

First question: is this the correct battery for the 15.4" widescreen T61p? https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/migr-67501 It doesn't list the T61p explicitly in the compatible models. But I can't seem to find anything else. Second question: since all of the OEM batteries are pretty old and ha...
by ThorOfAsgard
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1xxe Series
Topic: A4-5000 vs T2500 Core Duo?
Replies: 4
Views: 2831

Re: A4-5000 vs T2500 Core Duo?

Well, the x140e arrived. I upgraded it to 8GB and put a 256GB Samsung 850Pro SSD in it. It's snappier than I thought it would be. Battery life pretty amazing, too. Although I much prefer the 1400x1050 screen on the T60, I'm still pretty happy with this unit.
by ThorOfAsgard
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T430s battery life with and without optimus
Replies: 0
Views: 840

T430s battery life with and without optimus

I've had a couple T430s machines in the past, and with dual batteries, they seemed to do pretty well (4 hours or so). My current T430s has the nvidia gpu and it gets about half the battery life. Is that normal for optimus? I thought optimus was supposed to only use nvidia when needed, and I rarely u...
by ThorOfAsgard
Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Hinge replacement pricing
Replies: 2
Views: 1964

Re: Hinge replacement pricing

OK, I think maybe I can complain. These new hinges are already starting to feel loose. But every set of hinges I see on eBay for the T430s is in the same $15 price range. I wonder if any of them are legit OEM.
by ThorOfAsgard
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1xxe Series
Topic: A4-5000 vs T2500 Core Duo?
Replies: 4
Views: 2831

Re: A4-5000 vs T2500 Core Duo?

Thanks, Screamer. I put in an eBay order for an x140e. I'm anxious to see how it does when I get it. No matter what, I'm sure it'll at least run cooler than my T2500 T60. :)
by ThorOfAsgard
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X1xxe Series
Topic: A4-5000 vs T2500 Core Duo?
Replies: 4
Views: 2831

A4-5000 vs T2500 Core Duo?

How's the A4-5000 CPU in an x140e compare to the T2500 Core Duo in performance? I know they're about 7 years apart and the latter is only 32bit. But just as far as snappiness in browsing and basic tasks, what might I expect?
by ThorOfAsgard
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: W701ds (Not mine)
Replies: 2
Views: 1768

Re: FS: W701ds (Not mine)

SMGJohn wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:05 pm
2000 EUROS??? Jesus Christ I can get the P71 brand new in my country for that price LOL
Yeah, as nice and unique as some of these older machines are, they just don't emit a collectibility vibe strong enough for me to spend new machine money on them.
by ThorOfAsgard
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Core Duo to Core 2 Duo worthwhile?
Replies: 15
Views: 2799

Re: Core Duo to Core 2 Duo worthwhile?

I'm curious if the T61p cooler is different from the standard T61 (for discrete gpu).
by ThorOfAsgard
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Core Duo to Core 2 Duo worthwhile?
Replies: 15
Views: 2799

Re: Core Duo to Core 2 Duo worthwhile?

ajkula66 wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:37 pm
Be careful with the W500 heatsink, though. It's not a perfect fit.
Is it terribly involved to make it fit? Or do you just mean the keyboard might bulge a bit until I smack it a few times with a rubber mallet?
by ThorOfAsgard
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Core Duo to Core 2 Duo worthwhile?
Replies: 15
Views: 2799

Re: Core Duo to Core 2 Duo worthwhile?

Thanks for the reply. I will probably leave the CPU as-is then.

I may replace the heatsink with one from a W500. I've read they fit and can bring temps down a bit. My CPU will get upwards of 80C at load, and the ATI gpu as well.
by ThorOfAsgard
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Core Duo to Core 2 Duo worthwhile?
Replies: 15
Views: 2799

Core Duo to Core 2 Duo worthwhile?

Other than being able to run 64bit apps, is there much advantage to replacing a T2500 with say a T7200 or T7600? I've currently got a T2500 w/ 3GB RAM, Windows 10 32bit, and an 80GB HDD. Gonna replace the HDD with an SSD soon, but I'm surprised how well it runs as-is. I've read these units can't tak...
by ThorOfAsgard
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Hinge replacement pricing
Replies: 2
Views: 1964

Re: Hinge replacement pricing

Well, I finished replacing the hinges. Both look like they sit at a slight angle, but work fine. I'm not sure if it's because the aftermarket hinges aren't made to the best tolerances, or if I did something wrong in the reassembly. It was difficult to line up the screw holes on the new hinges. Scree...
by ThorOfAsgard
Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Hinge replacement pricing
Replies: 2
Views: 1964

Hinge replacement pricing

Does anyone here offer services for Thinkpad repair? The hinges on my T430s are kind of floppy. Was thinking of paying someone to replace them. But since it's such an involved job, was also thinking of paying someone to do the 1080p IPS screen upgrade at the same time. What would these services cost...
by ThorOfAsgard
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T430s 1080p IPS Screen
Replies: 3
Views: 1462

Re: T430s 1080p IPS Screen

OK, thanks.
by ThorOfAsgard
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T430s 1080p IPS Screen
Replies: 3
Views: 1462

T430s 1080p IPS Screen

My T430s has loose hinges, and I figure if I'm going to go through the trouble of replacing the hinges then I might as well do the 1080p screen mod. My question is does the screen mod work OK with the Ndivia NVS5200 variant of the T430s? Thanks.
by ThorOfAsgard
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Tightening Thinkpad Hinges?
Replies: 4
Views: 1135

Tightening Thinkpad Hinges?

Anyone found an easy way to tighten thinkpad hinges...something that doesn't involve diassembling the laptop. Seems like it might be possible to 3D print fittings that could go on the sides of each hinge that would provide extra friction. Or maybe there's some gunk one can spray in there, like "3M C...
by ThorOfAsgard
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T430s running 80+/80+ on both i5 and NVS5200 when gaming
Replies: 4
Views: 958

Re: T430s running 80+/80+ on both i5 and NVS5200 when gaming

Well, pretend I said stress test instead of gaming. Just wondering if it should hit those temps when both cpu/gpu are near max utilization, or if it means it needs new paste.
by ThorOfAsgard
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T430s running 80+/80+ on both i5 and NVS5200 when gaming
Replies: 4
Views: 958

T430s running 80+/80+ on both i5 and NVS5200 when gaming

Is that normal, and is it bad for the hardware? Thanks.
by ThorOfAsgard
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1xxe Series
Topic: x130e at Microcenter for $139?
Replies: 5
Views: 2550

Re: x130e at Microcenter for $139?

It's an AMD E-450 CPU
by ThorOfAsgard
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1xxe Series
Topic: x130e at Microcenter for $139?
Replies: 5
Views: 2550

x130e at Microcenter for $139?

Microcenter has refurb x130e units for $139. They come with 4GB RAM and a 320GB HDD, although I have an extra 4GB SODIMM and a 256GB SSD I can put in it. With those upgrades, how would this unit perform? Can it play youtube videos? Run VM's in VMWare workstation?
by ThorOfAsgard
Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Opinion Poll: Did I pay too much?
Replies: 4
Views: 1287

Opinion Poll: Did I pay too much?

I'm a big fan of Microcenter, and I like to support the store. It's so much easier to spend a few minutes taking a bad part or product back there and getting an exchange than it is to wait weeks via mail-order. That said, I've on occasion purchased a refurb Thinkpad from Microcenter. Most recently I...
by ThorOfAsgard
Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T430: mixing different memory types
Replies: 3
Views: 1049

T430: mixing different memory types

I'm currently running a T430 with two different types of SODIMMS. One is single rank and the other is dual rank (according to CPU-Z). Also, one shows as 1.35V and the other shows as 1.5V (again, according to CPU-Z). It seems to be running OK, but is this likely to cause any issues in the long run? T...
by ThorOfAsgard
Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Replacement for springy drive lock thingamabob on T430S
Replies: 9
Views: 2254

Re: Replacement for springy drive lock thingamabob on T430S

An alternative solution would be to just insert a rubber band underneath/together with the drive. Until that rubber band dries up (in a year or two), it'll do a decent job! Good idea. It made me think to try a small piece of double sided tape. Works perfect, and if I want to remove it, I can just s...
by ThorOfAsgard
Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Replacement for springy drive lock thingamabob on T430S
Replies: 9
Views: 2254

Re: Replacement for springy drive lock thingamabob on T430S

Alright, thanks. It looks like I'll have to disassemble the entire laptop to get to those two screws that hold the slide in place. Not sure I'm that motivated. Might just put some duct tape over the bay battery and call it a day.
by ThorOfAsgard
Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Replacement for springy drive lock thingamabob on T430S
Replies: 9
Views: 2254

Re: Replacement for springy drive lock thingamabob on T430S

I have a fried T430s but I can't check it now since I'm not at home. For now, check the FRUs in the HMM to see what part it is. Downloaded that manual. It's over 100 pages. I flipped through it, but didnt see that part. I suppose I might see it if I read all 100+ pages slowly like a novel, but I'm ...
by ThorOfAsgard
Sat Jul 29, 2017 4:43 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Replacement for springy drive lock thingamabob on T430S
Replies: 9
Views: 2254

Replacement for springy drive lock thingamabob on T430S

In the optical drive bay, there's a small plastic piece attached to a spring that slides back and forth so it can lock the optical drive in place. The tab on the end of that piece broke off so now the drive won't lock in place. It's not such a big deal with the drive, but with the weight of the medi...
by ThorOfAsgard
Mon May 22, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Ultrabay battery prevents main battery from charging?
Replies: 8
Views: 1296

Re: Ultrabay battery prevents main battery from charging?

Installed the power manager. Same issue. I'll just remove the ultrabay battery when I want to charge the main battery. I don't really want to devote any more time to another rabbit hole.

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