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by zoltan87
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Battery authenticity check
Replies: 3
Views: 214

Re: Battery authenticity check

I am pretty sure the software won't be able to show whether the battery has been re-celled. I have bought a few batteries from eBay for my T60 in the last couple of years. I was lucky with two genuine 9 cell extended batteries, but was burnt badly with an Ultrabay battery, which was supposedly new (...
by zoltan87
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: is T60 a good gaming laptop?
Replies: 6
Views: 221

Re: is T60 a good gaming laptop?

I am actually on a different opinion than most people on this thread. If set up properly, the T60 has extremely good cooling (have a look at the pinned thread "How to make your Ati T60 run cool and quiet"), and I would go as far as saying, IT IS the best laptop for retro gaming due to it's 4:3 aspec...
by zoltan87
Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Anyway to upgrade to OpenGL 2.0 for a T60?
Replies: 3
Views: 300

Re: Anyway to upgrade to OpenGL 2.0 for a T60?

I'm aware there's better support for OpenGL under Linux, but is there some way to upgrade to at least 2.0 under Windows? I don't think there is a way to do that. And OpenGL support is my biggest issue with the T60 too. The computing power would be enough for my needs, but the missing OpenGL 2.0 sup...
by zoltan87
Tue Dec 17, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Fixing T60p IPS display (replacing CCFL with LED)
Replies: 9
Views: 833

Re: Fixing T60p IPS display (replacing CCFL with LED)

I did a LED conversion on both my T60 and T601 Frankenpad a while ago, here is the thread where I wrote down the experience and the results: https://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?t=129053 I don't think Xiphmont makes these kits any more though. But try to message him, he might get back to you. I...
by zoltan87
Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60 ThinkPad Audio Driver
Replies: 2
Views: 485

Re: T60 ThinkPad Audio Driver

I am pretty sure you are aware of this, but I will mention it just in case: on the T60 both the Windows volume adjuster slider (on the tray close to the right corner) AND the volume level by the keyboard buttons have to be on max, to actually achieve the loudest output from the laptop. I am not quit...
by zoltan87
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Buying replacement keyboards and other parts
Replies: 7
Views: 1985

Re: Buying replacement keyboards and other parts

chinese knockoffs are perfectly fine. it is plastic in the end, and the genuine lenovo plastic was made in china as well :mrgreen: I wouldn't be so confident saying that. I bought a Thinkpad T60 palmrest in the past from China, and while it was new as advertised, it was bent and twisted all over th...
by zoltan87
Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: [Curiosity]T60/1 fingerprint reader USB [PICS]
Replies: 2
Views: 1264

Re: [Curiosity]T60/1 fingerprint reader USB [PICS]

Does this mean that the fingerprint reader is functional when you plug it in the USB?
by zoltan87
Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Where to source dead/nonfunctional 15" T60s?
Replies: 10
Views: 1816

Re: Where to source dead/nonfunctional 15" T60s?

I think it's safe to say that the prices are steadily increasing for these machines now. I bought my first T60 about 2,5 years ago in the UK for £35 if I remember correctly. It was in great shape with a genuine PSU, and it had an SXGA+ Flexview screen too (I am pretty sure the seller had no idea abo...
by zoltan87
Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Win7, 8.1, or 10 for new nvidia 570 frankenpad?
Replies: 7
Views: 1573

Re: Win7, 8.1, or 10 for new nvidia 570 frankenpad?

I would use Win 8.1, that's what I have been using on my T60 and T601 Frankenpad too, without any issues (on T60 I had to disable fast boot due to the Ati driver causing black screen on startup). You need to spend about 5 minutes after Win 8.1 install to customize a few things, so you won't ever see...
by zoltan87
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Modified 15" T60 screen cable/inverter for LED screen
Replies: 12
Views: 4734

Re: Modified 15" T60 screen cable/inverter for LED screen

For anyone interested: The Boardroom is open again (this time in Ireland) to take your inverter and LCD-cable LED-mod orders. And thank you sebileis for mentioning me and my website in your Youtube videos for making a FrankenPad T601F . Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83JR4O-oTDE Part 2: ht...
by zoltan87
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: ThinkPad T61 Intel Graphics Windows 10 (1903) general lag
Replies: 15
Views: 4967

Re: ThinkPad T61 Intel Graphics Windows 10 (1903) general lag

I don't know why everyone is against Windows 8.1. Unlike Win 8, you can get rid of the stupid tiles entirely in 8.1, takes abot 5 minutes to adjust a few things after installation, and it becomes the most streamlined, logical and simple looking (in a good way) Windows out there out of the box. I thi...
by zoltan87
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Thinkpad T60 CPU Upgrade
Replies: 8
Views: 2554

Re: Thinkpad T60 CPU Upgrade

Equator Tree wrote:
Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:00 am
Thanks, I found the bios file. Because of some reason I can't bake my cd. Is there a way to use thumb drive to flash the bios?
I have flashed the BIOS with a thumbdrive on a T60 and on a T61 as well, no problems there. I think it's much more convenient than having to burn a disc.
by zoltan87
Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Batteries for the T60 and T61 series, types and availability
Replies: 22
Views: 5156

Re: Batteries for the T60 and T61 series, types and availability

NEW DISCOVERY a few weeks ago I discovered a seller on ebay which , among 6 cells and 9 cells batteries for T60/T61, also offered 12 cell batteries, I took a chance and bought one, it arrived today and I must say, ITS THE REAL DEAL, its not a panasonic from 2006-2008, its just a sanyo from 2017, bu...
by zoltan87
Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: The 2503 Advanced Dock & Its GPUs
Replies: 2
Views: 2125

Re: The 2503 Advanced Dock & Its GPUs

I use the same dock with my T60. If I were you I would just use a pcie extender cable and place the graphics card outside of the dock. This is how my dock is set up with a fanless Nvidia 1030 card. There is just not enough space in the dock, and if ypu manage to put in a card with an extremely low p...
by zoltan87
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Experience and results of LED modding a T60 and T601 Frankenpad
Replies: 5
Views: 2784

Re: Experience and results of LED modding a T60 and T601 Frankenpad

darn it Zoltan, now I want to do it too, you must be a sales guy, you do know how to sell an idea, even a dangerous one. Haha, I just tried to be as honest as possible, and after the results I wanted to give a shout out to Xiphmont's work. It's clear from his kits and website that he has put some v...
by zoltan87
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Experience and results of LED modding a T60 and T601 Frankenpad
Replies: 5
Views: 2784

Experience and results of LED modding a T60 and T601 Frankenpad

I thought I will share my experience what it was like to LED mod a Thinkpad T60 and a T601 Frankenpad. Both of these machines are 15 inch 4:3 variants with LG Philips LP150E05(A2)(K1) SXGA+ screens. As you know, the screens in these machines originally came with ccfl backlight from the factory. But ...
by zoltan87
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: 2503 Advanced docking station for £5
Replies: 0
Views: 444

FS: 2503 Advanced docking station for £5

I have a 2503 Advanced docking station in used condition, which has a non-functioning PCI Express output (for external graphics cards). The dock otherwise still works if you dock a laptop to it, as long as you don't try to install an additional graphics card in it. I wrote down my experiences with t...
by zoltan87
Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Completely stuck with 2503 Advanced dock and Nvidia 1030
Replies: 9
Views: 3801

Re: Completely stuck with 2503 Advanced dock and Nvidia 1030

@W500tragic Yes I have the modded no whitelist BIOS on my T60. Indeed its a shame about the Ati opengl support, as the mentioned program runs just fine on my T61 with Nvidia in it. About the dock: as I mentioned it works perfectly now, apart from a dmall annoyance. I can't put the laptop to slepp wi...
by zoltan87
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Completely stuck with 2503 Advanced dock and Nvidia 1030
Replies: 9
Views: 3801

Re: Completely stuck with 2503 Advanced dock and Nvidia 1030

I have some update. My second 2503 dock arrived a few days ago and yesterday I got some time to test my setup again (Thinkpad T60, Nvidia 1030). And surprise surprise, it worket immediately. So it looks like the first dock that I tried was faulty, at least the pci output part of it. With this new do...
by zoltan87
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Modified 15" T60 screen cable/inverter for LED screen
Replies: 12
Views: 4734

Re: Modified 15" T60 screen cable/inverter for LED screen

I posted a video documenting the upgrade process on YouTube. You can find it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83JR4O-oTDE Wow what a surprise, I had no idea that you were that Sebi from Youtube. I have been a subsriber of yours for quite some time. As soon as I finish work I will check that vi...
by zoltan87
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60: AC Power LED goes off upon pressing ON Button
Replies: 11
Views: 2152

Re: T60: AC Power LED goes off upon pressing ON Button

Since the last (Jan 2019) that I posted in this thread about my T60's circumstance, I have put it aside Over the weekend, I took it out, plug in the AC adapter, and it came back to life, miraculously. However, initially, there were 4 singular beeps. I googled, and came to understand, it could be a ...
by zoltan87
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Looking for 15" T60 screw caps
Replies: 4
Views: 2857

Re: Looking for 15" T60 screw caps

Wow, thank you so much for this . I guess ebay is not always the best source for these things. Now I just have to find out whether they ship to the UK.
by zoltan87
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Looking for 15" T60 screw caps
Replies: 4
Views: 2857

Re: Looking for 15" T60 screw caps

I'm getting ready to put all of the parts needed for my T601 project together, however the 15" T60 body that I have is missing the screw caps that cover the display assembly's screws. I'd like to have them purely for cosmetic reasons, and haven't been able to find any place that sells them online. ...
by zoltan87
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Completely stuck with 2503 Advanced dock and Nvidia 1030
Replies: 9
Views: 3801

Re: Completely stuck with 2503 Advanced dock and Nvidia 1030

Thanks W500Tragic, it's a surprising coincidence indeed haha, especially given the age of these docks. Looks like there are quite a few things that I should play around with in the BIOS. When that other.dock arrives and I can find some spare time, I will try all those suggested settings out, and wil...
by zoltan87
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Raspberry Pi in the TP ultrabay
Replies: 1
Views: 1154

Re: Raspberry Pi in the TP ultrabay

Here is a link to a project on Indestructables.com where a Raspberry Pi Zero (RP) is wired into a TP420 ultrabay. The RP uses TP power and is accessed from the Thinkpad (running Win or Linux) via a VNC session. https://www.instructables.com/id/Re-purpose-Optical-Drive-With-RPi/ Too bad the TP perip...
by zoltan87
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Completely stuck with 2503 Advanced dock and Nvidia 1030
Replies: 9
Views: 3801

Re: Completely stuck with 2503 Advanced dock and Nvidia 1030

Since you verified that problem is not with your laptop 1st guess: the dock is not 100% operational (i bet on that one) 2nd guess: faulty Nvidia card Obviously what a technician would do: 1. try the configuration with some other graphics card 2. try another dock with the very graphics card in quest...
by zoltan87
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Completely stuck with 2503 Advanced dock and Nvidia 1030
Replies: 9
Views: 3801

Completely stuck with 2503 Advanced dock and Nvidia 1030

I have spent more than half a day trying to get working a 2503 Advanced dock with an Nvidia 1030 graphics to no success. I am giving up at this point, but before I sell the whole lot (or smash them into pieces) I thought I will ask around here, even though I know pretty much everyone has abandoned t...
by zoltan87
Mon May 27, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Modified 15" T60 screen cable/inverter for LED screen
Replies: 12
Views: 4734

Re: Modified 15" T60 screen cable/inverter for LED screen

I will be really interested in the follow up on this project too. Like how difficult was the mod to perform, things you should be careful with, any suggestions, possible mistakes etc. Hope it will work out, LEDs have a longer lifespan compared to ccfl, and they also don't turn yellow over time. And ...
by zoltan87
Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: How much can you undervolt your T61 gpu?
Replies: 29
Views: 3293

Re: How much can you undervolt your T61 gpu?

15.4" T61p, 256MB FX 570M undervolted to 0.9V, ASPM enabled, driver 21.21.13.4201, build date July 2008. Remarkable improvement in temperature, it is no longer a blast furnace. Is it stable under heavy gpu load? Because 0.9V on a 570M is absolutely incredible, even just the fact that it's able to b...
by zoltan87
Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X2/X3/X4x Series incl. X41 Tablet
Topic: Success installing IPS LCD in X32
Replies: 6
Views: 2474

Re: Success installing IPS LCD in X32

dr_st wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:45 am
It's still online, just moved. :D
https://mikejmoffitt.com/articles/0018-x32ips.html
Ah thank god! I have downloaded it immediately lol, I don't want any bad surprises in the future.

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