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by frankparisi
Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: So Who Actually Ordered?
Replies: 95
Views: 15355

Re: So Who Actually Ordered?

I just tried to order one. i contacted sales chat
"Would you like me to order you with a discount?"
I say, how much discount.
Gets back to me and says "they are sold out, give me your email address, I will let you know when there are more"
CLICK
by frankparisi
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: My computer is waking itself up!
Replies: 15
Views: 2515

Re: My computer is waking itself up!

Could it be the "awake from sleep" checkbox found in the "change advanced features" in Microsoft battery management "Power options"
by frankparisi
Thu Jul 07, 2016 12:51 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: New, clean hard drive plus factory system disks = 80GB on my hard drive?
Replies: 2
Views: 1505

Re: New, clean hard drive plus factory system disks = 80GB on my hard drive?

Yeah 80GB "usable" were used. Or only 140GB left out of the original 248GB. Sounds like good news and good advice. I just wanted to make sure that there isn't something on my hard drive that isn't supposed to be there. I had just sanitized it using Sandisk software. Thanks. Between today and yesterd...
by frankparisi
Thu Jul 07, 2016 11:51 am
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: New, clean hard drive plus factory system disks = 80GB on my hard drive?
Replies: 2
Views: 1505

New, clean hard drive plus factory system disks = 80GB on my hard drive?

Using a new, clean hard drive I installed the factory system disks on a W530 quad with 32GB RAM, and then rebooted a couple times = 80GB on my SSD hard drive? That seem excessive? Is that including my RAM or something? (I make donations on this site, help LOL.)
by frankparisi
Thu Jul 07, 2016 7:32 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: t440p won't recognize Ultrabay SSD at bootup, but recognizes it during use.
Replies: 2
Views: 1004

Re: t440p won't recognize Ultrabay SSD at bootup, but recognizes it during use.

Maybe a boot order problem. Have you tired that?

Changing it from ultrabay dvd to ultrabay hdd might still need to be changed in bios if you want to boot from it. Secondly the drive's content might not be bootable but still be recogizable.
by frankparisi
Thu Jul 07, 2016 7:29 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: No Synaptics Found
Replies: 13
Views: 1714

Re: No Synaptics Found

I had a similar problem with this, and I did what I always do which is to go to the Lenovo website directly and download the application which includes the drivers. What I do in this situation is completely wipe the hard drive which of course includes the registry . I figure out the drive manufactur...
by frankparisi
Thu Jul 07, 2016 6:43 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: No Synaptics Found
Replies: 13
Views: 1714

Re: No Synaptics Found

1. Try unplugging everything including battery and CMOS battery. Related.. it might not be shutting all the way off.
2 A screwed up registry can sometimes supercede BIOS , for instance the NoDriveAutorun registry entry does.
by frankparisi
Wed Jul 06, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: bios problem. wont allow boot from cd or usb
Replies: 2
Views: 1586

Re: bios problem. wont allow boot from cd or usb

Thanks for all of your help, it sort of worked but it also turned out that my installation CD was problematic but you got me to the point where I was able to boot from a USB which in turn allowed me to wipe out my hard drive which was my original goal. Problem is is that if you use an application to...
by frankparisi
Mon Jul 04, 2016 11:54 am
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: bios problem. wont allow boot from cd or usb
Replies: 2
Views: 1586

bios problem. wont allow boot from cd or usb

I have a bios problem That won't allow me to boot from a USB or CD. I've tried changing the boot order which didn't work and I also tried changing some of the other settings such as UEFI or Legacy.. There's no supervisor password setup so there's no secure Boot I also have a couple hackers that live...
by frankparisi
Wed Jun 29, 2016 8:17 am
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: Replacing the worn out surface on Touchpad?
Replies: 2
Views: 1492

Replacing the worn out surface on Touchpad?

Hello Folks. Replacing the worn out surface on the Touchpad? Is it possible. I found this on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOUyhqnaGcU And this on eBay http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-ThinkPad-T420S-T430-T430S-T510I-T520I-T530I-W510-W520-W530-TouchPad-Stickes-/272016776637?hash=item3f55769dbd:...
by frankparisi
Sat Jun 11, 2016 11:18 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: CD / DVD drive ejects itself frequently on T500
Replies: 8
Views: 2226

Re: CD / DVD drive ejects itself frequently on T500

with mine it is a matter of touching it. If I come remotely close to the eject button it opens the the disk tray.
by frankparisi
Sat Jun 11, 2016 5:48 am
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: mSATA: SSD /vs/ WWAN ?
Replies: 27
Views: 7835

Re: mSATA: SSD /vs/ WWAN ?

This thread is a flashback. Back when the T61 was shipping new was right around the time in personal computing when everyone wanted to be online at all time and at almost any cost, but Hotspots where not always easy to find yet. The discussion here about the beeping BIOS especially had me cracking u...
by frankparisi
Sat Jun 11, 2016 5:08 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: CD / DVD drive ejects itself frequently on T500
Replies: 8
Views: 2226

Re: CD / DVD drive ejects itself frequently on T500

It is just a hair trigger problem. A problem that has been getting worse by the year since the IBM divestiture.
by frankparisi
Sat Jun 11, 2016 5:05 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T520 How do I completely erase hard drive (SSD)
Replies: 11
Views: 2502

Re: T520 How do I completely erase hard drive (SSD)

Thanks for all of your advice. I recall back when I had my T43, I found a utility from Hitachi that let me wipe the drive. Then I installed from the IBM System disks thus eliminating the extra partitions. Based on advice from this board, I purchased a new Sandisk Extreme Pro SSD for my w530 i7 3920X...
by frankparisi
Fri Jun 10, 2016 3:28 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T520 How do I completely erase hard drive (SSD)
Replies: 11
Views: 2502

Re: T520 How do I completely erase hard drive (SSD)

I had problems with the system disks. On a T43P for instance I reinstalled them twice, and ended up with three restore partitions. The orignal and two new ones. This drive is only 160 gb. So my goal is to wipe it completely clean, and then use the system disks. ( I like some of the Lenovo bloatware)...
by frankparisi
Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:56 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T520 How do I completely erase hard drive (SSD)
Replies: 11
Views: 2502

Re: T520 How do I completely erase hard drive (SSD)

I am trying to completely re-format a SSD using windows.
by frankparisi
Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:37 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T520 How do I completely erase hard drive (SSD)
Replies: 11
Views: 2502

Re: T520 How do I completely erase hard drive (SSD)

Thanks man. Is there anyway to do it from windows or I do have the system disks?
by frankparisi
Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T520 How do I completely erase hard drive (SSD)
Replies: 11
Views: 2502

T520 How do I completely erase hard drive (SSD)

Hello Folks, I have a T520 i7, how do I completely erase hard drive (SSD), including all partitions. I got hacked by a relative that had access to the PC. Thanks
by frankparisi
Wed Jun 01, 2016 10:16 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS 2xT520 and 1xW530
Replies: 1
Views: 678

FS 2xT520 and 1xW530

For Sale: two T520's and one W530: PayPal. Confirmed address, verified account, USA address. W530 i7-3920XM, SSD 240GB, K2000M, 16GB RAM, FP, Win7. Grade A shape. T520 i7-2860, nVidia 4200, SSD 160GB, 8GB RAM, FP, Win 7 Screen is loaded with dead pixels, but can still be read and viewed easily. I am...
by frankparisi
Tue May 31, 2016 1:58 am
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: I want to put in a mSATA drive in w530
Replies: 8
Views: 4484

Re: I want to put in a mSATA drive in w530

Realblackstuff looks like a perfect choice. Thanks friend.

The 240GB seems to use considerably less power than the 500GB and 1000GB.

Power usage (idle) 5.5mW 19mW 19mW
Power usage (read | write) 2.7W | 2.6W 2.7W | 3.5W 2.9W | 3.6W
by frankparisi
Mon May 30, 2016 1:10 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: I want to put in a mSATA drive in w530
Replies: 8
Views: 4484

Re: I want to put in a mSATA drive in w530

but please do remember that xx20 and xx30 series have an SATA-II port connected to mSATA slot, so whatever you get it will be limited to 3 Gbps speed. If you really want to improve disk I/O performance I'd recommend to reconsider your options and than invest your money into good 2,5" SATA SSD + HDD...
by frankparisi
Mon May 30, 2016 3:05 am
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: ThinkPad W530 Power Adapters and Docks
Replies: 10
Views: 6227

Re: ThinkPad W530 Power Adapters and Docks

Or Lenovo might of made the 170 watt keyed to prevent people from doing what this guy was saying and or using outdated 90 watt adapters, but money probably had more to do with it.
by frankparisi
Mon May 30, 2016 2:39 am
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: I want to put in a mSATA drive in w530
Replies: 8
Views: 4484

I want to put in a mSATA drive in w530

I just purchased a W530 3920XM, 16GB, 250GB SSD. It is slow as dirt, slower than my T520 in some categories because the non-factory SSD in it is the worst CNET ever reviewed. I want to put in a mSATA drive. I don't do much with my computers, mostly internet and occasionally DVD's. A couple questions...
by frankparisi
Fri May 13, 2016 11:11 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: AC Adapter
Replies: 2
Views: 2750

Re: AC Adapter

This is strange because on eBay they are marketed as "Genuine-Lenovo-ThinkPad-W520-W530-170W-20V-AC-Adapter-Charger-45N0118"
by frankparisi
Fri May 13, 2016 7:11 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: the equivalent of T540P or W540?
Replies: 7
Views: 4078

Re: the equivalent of T540P or W540?

I wasn't thrilled with all of the offset number keypads, so I ended up buying a W530 with the 3920XM processor, SSD, and K2000M. I am going to put in 32 GB RAM and ride that into the ground for a years. I will be on the lookout for another one just like it to use as a back up. Thanks again for all y...
by frankparisi
Sat May 07, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: the equivalent of T540P or W540?
Replies: 7
Views: 4078

Re: the equivalent of T540P or W540?

BRCHAN, thanks so much for your all help. You mentioned the keyboard being problematic on the M4800? What's the problem and does that apply to the M4300? Thanks again.
by frankparisi
Sat May 07, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: the equivalent of T540P or W540?
Replies: 7
Views: 4078

Re: the equivalent of T540P or W540?

I am not necessarily worried about the "thick and heavy, and the Trackpoint response is far worse than those you may find in a classic thinkpads" I don't use the Trackpoint, never have. I need the quality, performance, durability, and a keyboard / touchpad that actually works. I will look in to the ...
by frankparisi
Fri May 06, 2016 10:34 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: the equivalent of T540P or W540?
Replies: 7
Views: 4078

the equivalent of T540P or W540?

My Thinkpad journey has been long and fulfilling, but I am down to my last 520, so it's time get a couple near new laptops. I am hoping that there is something better than Lenovo. Whats the best on the market? For comparison purposes say if IBM were still making laptops what would be the equivalent ...

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