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by mh9162013
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T400 Fan Error
Replies: 8
Views: 183

Re: T400 Fan Error

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:52 pm
If you installed W7 from a Lenovo recovery set, then that laptop should auto-activate through the Slic in the BIOS.
Unfortunately, I don't have a Lenovo recovery set. The version of Win 7 that I'm using is probably a "reburbisher copy" purchased for resale of laptops.
by mh9162013
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T400 Fan Error
Replies: 8
Views: 183

Re: T400 Fan Error

Update: Everything is working fine, even the driver for the Wi-Fi card automatically installed after the restart. However, when I checked my Win 7 activation status, it said I had 3 days until it auto-activated. I tried activating it now, but it says "The Windows 7 Professional product key you typed...
by mh9162013
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T400 Fan Error
Replies: 8
Views: 183

Re: T400 Fan Error

Thanks again for your help. I swapped the HDDs and the T400 with the good fan seems to be accepting the HDD with Win 7 on it. I think it also automatically updated many of the drivers, except for the Wi-Fi card, I think. So far so good, but I'll keep you and anyone else updated for future reference.
by mh9162013
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T400 Fan Error
Replies: 8
Views: 183

Re: T400 Fan Error

Not too difficult to replace a fan; according to the HMM it requires the removal of palm rest, keyboard, keyboard bezel and speaker assembly. Each of these is just a couple of screws, but make sure to keep an eye on the screws so as not to lose them / get them mixed up, as they are not all identica...
by mh9162013
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T400 Fan Error
Replies: 8
Views: 183

T400 Fan Error

I have two T400 laptops and one of them has a fan error on bootup. I'm not surprised as it's been making loud fan noises the past few months. My question is: a) is it easy to replace the fan and b) what happens if I swap out HDD from this T400 with my other T400? The one with a broken fan is running...
by mh9162013
Sat Jul 29, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Got a T43p that won't connect to WiFi (and anyone know its value?)
Replies: 2
Views: 3646

Got a T43p that won't connect to WiFi (and anyone know its value?)

Just scored a T43p that I'm looking to eventually sell, but I want to make sure it works properly. It boots up just fine, I think, but I can't connect to my home's Wi-Fi network. The laptop recognizes it, but when I try to connect to it, I get an error about the Wi-Fi being out of range. Based on my...
by mh9162013
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Question about T400, T500, etc. laptops
Replies: 25
Views: 4508

Re: Question about T400, T500, etc. laptops

The T510 has served me well. The 768 screen is not a problem for me, since it's LED.

The only thing I don't like is the case: it cracks and chips like it's nobody's business. With 8GB RAM and Win 7 Pro 64 bit, I never have issues with slowdown.
by mh9162013
Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: W520 4282-4YU... Fair Pricing? UPDATE 1/10/17... DEAD ISSUE
Replies: 10
Views: 1380

Re: W520 4282-4YU... Fair Pricing?

I can add that those are good prices. I've been watching eBay for W520 for months and anything with those type of specs are at least $350 and are in fair condition, often with no OS or HDD.

Based on those specs, I'd expect to pay $400+ for those on eBay.
by mh9162013
Sat Dec 31, 2016 9:17 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: R61e, T9300 CPU, 3GB RAM.... $55 + shipping
Replies: 11
Views: 1805

Re: Upgraded R-series Thinkpad closeout post- Free shipping on 2+

Does the R500 have an upgraded CPU and motherboard? I'm just curious
by mh9162013
Tue Dec 20, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T510 cracking issues
Replies: 0
Views: 992

T510 cracking issues

So my "new" T510 has several new cracks that have recently developed. I know it's not abuse since I've babied this laptop compared to my T400, which I've had for many years without a single crack. From basic research, it looks like some Thinkpads are especially prone to cracking issues. I'd like to ...
by mh9162013
Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:29 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T510 UltraNav Problems and trackpoint shortcircuit issue
Replies: 5
Views: 1420

Re: T510 UltraNav Problems and trackpoint shortcircuit issue

Ever since I turned off the trackpoint, the jumping cursor problem is gone. It's not a perfect fix, but it works (I really like the trackpoint).
by mh9162013
Sun Dec 18, 2016 1:28 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T510 UltraNav Problems and trackpoint shortcircuit issue
Replies: 5
Views: 1420

Re: T510 UltraNav Problems and trackpoint shortcircuit issue

The link you sent me to got me the UltraNav tab and I was able to turn off the trackpoint. Thanks!

Now, let's just hope it solves the jumping cursor problem!
by mh9162013
Sun Dec 18, 2016 1:14 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T510 UltraNav Problems and trackpoint shortcircuit issue
Replies: 5
Views: 1420

Re: T510 UltraNav Problems and trackpoint shortcircuit issue

When I go there, there is no UltraNav tab.

I've tried uninstalling the UltraNav Utility before installing the driver, but I still get the same error.

As for the link you posted, no, I haven't installed them. I am downloading it right now. Thanks!
by mh9162013
Sun Dec 18, 2016 1:02 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T510 UltraNav Problems and trackpoint shortcircuit issue
Replies: 5
Views: 1420

T510 UltraNav Problems and trackpoint shortcircuit issue

How do I get the UltraNav utility on my T510? Apparently the trackpoint and trackpad work just fine with the Windows 7 drivers. However, I want to install the UltraNac utility to deactivate my trackpoint button because of the short circuit under my keyboard causing spontaneous cursor jumps around my...
by mh9162013
Wed Dec 14, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T510 Blocked rear vent?
Replies: 3
Views: 1235

Re: T510 Blocked rear vent?

My T510 has no dedicated GPU, so are you saying that this "blocked" vent is normal? If so, I figured this might possibly be the case, so I wanted to ask the experts here before I did surgery on my brand new (to me) T510.

Thanks for the info!
by mh9162013
Wed Dec 14, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T510 Blocked rear vent?
Replies: 3
Views: 1235

T510 Blocked rear vent?

Just got the T510 I purchased from eBay and it seems fine, except the rear vent appears to be blocked, as if someone dissembled the laptop and placed a piece of black plastic or tape across the vent so that you can't see the copper fins like you can in the side vent. Has anyone ever seen or heard th...
by mh9162013
Mon Dec 12, 2016 11:29 am
Forum: Windows 8
Topic: Telemetry (spying) now introduced in W7 and W8.x through WU
Replies: 43
Views: 9517

Re: Telemetry (spying) now introduced in W7 and W8.x through WU

Microsoft is using this method to determine faults and errors and fix them. This never happened with Windows 8 originally and it was the lowest quality system Microsoft ever introduced. They are using telemetry with Windows 10 and the last two builds (.351 is the latest several days ago) have becom...
by mh9162013
Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Question about T400, T500, etc. laptops
Replies: 25
Views: 4508

Re: Question about T400, T500, etc. laptops

I'm leaning strongly toward a T510 or T520 right now. I'm closing watching some ebay auctions right now. EDIT: I just ordered this T510 from eBay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/192042769629?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT The only drawback is the screen, it's 768, but I got tire...
by mh9162013
Thu Dec 08, 2016 6:36 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FOUND: T500 or T510 (or maybe a W500?)
Replies: 3
Views: 678

Re: WTB: T500 or T510 (or maybe a W500?)

I sent you an e-mail.

Still looking.
by mh9162013
Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:59 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FOUND: T500 or T510 (or maybe a W500?)
Replies: 3
Views: 678

FOUND: T500 or T510 (or maybe a W500?)

No longer looking. I got a T510 off ebay. I'm looking for a either a T500 or T510 with the following minimum specs: 1. T500 - P9500, T9550, T9400 or T9600 CPU - 8GB RAM - Windows 7 Professional 64 bit - 160GB HDD or larger - Radeon HD 3650 GPU (if there are reliability issues with this GPU, maybe I ...
by mh9162013
Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:37 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Question about T400, T500, etc. laptops
Replies: 25
Views: 4508

Re: Question about T400, T500, etc. laptops

The 1600x900 panels are not much better either... :( If FHD is not too small for you I would go that way. The best panels are the AUO B156HW01 V4 (matte) and B156HW01 V7 (glossy) and are not much expensive than HD+ ones (at least it was so few months ago when I got my last FHD panel) Those are hard...
by mh9162013
Wed Dec 07, 2016 2:05 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Question about T400, T500, etc. laptops
Replies: 25
Views: 4508

Re: Question about T400, T500, etc. laptops

For gaming you def want Nvidia T510 or above.... There's no reason you can't score a Nvidia T510 and above with 1600x900 screen, I buy them for work all the time. I just bought a Nvidia 1600x900 T510 off ebay for 135ish bucks. D on't get one with 768 screen because the panel quality is pretty crapp...
by mh9162013
Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:06 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Question about T400, T500, etc. laptops
Replies: 25
Views: 4508

Re: Question about T400, T500, etc. laptops

For gaming you def want Nvidia T510 or above.... There's no reason you can't score a Nvidia T510 and above with 1600x900 screen, I buy them for work all the time. I just bought a Nvidia 1600x900 T510 off ebay for 135ish bucks . Don't get one with 768 screen because the panel quality is pretty crapp...
by mh9162013
Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:04 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Question about T400, T500, etc. laptops
Replies: 25
Views: 4508

Re: Question about T400, T500, etc. laptops

Thanks for the help guys. I would not use these laptops for gaming. That's what my Game Boy Color and PS Vita are for. And if I want to game more, I'd get a PS4 or build my own gaming desktop, but alas, those are toys for the future when I have the funds. I'm leaning away from the T500, but I'm keep...
by mh9162013
Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:14 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Question about T400, T500, etc. laptops
Replies: 25
Views: 4508

Re: Question about T400, T500, etc. laptops

Update: I'm looking on eBay for some T500, T510 and T520 models. I added T520 to my watch list just in case I can snag one for a good price (I noticed the price ranges of each model overlap, so there's a chance I can get lucky). However, I think I'll probably end up getting a T500 or T510 given my b...
by mh9162013
Sun Dec 04, 2016 6:23 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Question about T400, T500, etc. laptops
Replies: 25
Views: 4508

Re: Question about T400, T500, etc. laptops

Thanks for the help everyone!

Seems like a T510 is better than a T500, even if the T500 has a dedicated GPU and the T510 does not, as long as I'm not playing graphic intensive games (which I won't be). I also like being able to get an LED screen, too.
by mh9162013
Sun Dec 04, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Question about T400, T500, etc. laptops
Replies: 25
Views: 4508

Re: Question about T400, T500, etc. laptops

Thanks for the informative reply! Do all T510 laptops have LED screens? I have two T400 laptops, one with the LED screen and the other with the CCFL screen and the difference is tremendous (I like LED so much better).
by mh9162013
Sun Dec 04, 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Question about T400, T500, etc. laptops
Replies: 25
Views: 4508

Question about T400, T500, etc. laptops

I have a few questions about the T500, T510 and T520 laptops. 1. Will a 90W OEM Lenovo charger that works for the T400 also work for the T500? How about T510 and T520? I'm pretty sure it'll work with the T500, but not sure about T510 or T520. 2. For regular/typical use (except gaming), what will pro...
by mh9162013
Mon Nov 07, 2016 8:09 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: 8 GB RAM for T400
Replies: 13
Views: 1211

Re: WTB: 8 GB RAM for T400

TPFanatic wrote:Well he seems interested now.

For the lowest prices I'd recommend feebay, namebrand ram, you can probs get 2x4GB of Samsung, Hynix, Elpida, or something other non-Crucial-but-still-good from China for $35 if you really need them cheap.
Seems like this is the best option.

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