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by TankPad
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Battery rebuilder for 24V unit, in Toronto, Canada?
Replies: 8
Views: 624

Re: Battery rebuilder for 24V unit, in Toronto, Canada?

If it's very heavy like ya say, then it may be an old lead acid battery inside a case of some sort. Take some pics of the battery and some measurements too. It may be a simple case of getting a generic drop-in replacement. I do hope that's the solution, my mum would like to keep her mower! The batt...
by TankPad
Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Battery rebuilder for 24V unit, in Toronto, Canada?
Replies: 8
Views: 624

Re: Battery rebuilder for 24V unit, in Toronto, Canada?

If it's very heavy like ya say, then it may be an old lead acid battery inside a case of some sort. Take some pics of the battery and some measurements too. It may be a simple case of getting a generic drop-in replacement.
by TankPad
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: [solved] T430 boot from mSATA
Replies: 6
Views: 568

Re: T430 boot from mSATA

What do you see in the BIOS screen? Are you locked out of the BIOS?

It's usually 3 tabs to the right under "Boot/Boot priority" or something to that effect. You'll be able to set which device you want to boot from by default.
by TankPad
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Replacing the touchpad on an x220
Replies: 2
Views: 869

Re: Replacing the touchpad on an x220

I've done it. It's pretty straightforward and with a little heat from a heat gun or even hair drier, it'll come off no probs.
by TankPad
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Parts upgrade questions on T430
Replies: 12
Views: 1897

Re: Parts upgrade questions on T430

By the time you buy the relevent screen and display cable and shipping, you'll be half way towards the cost of the FHD upgrade. Have you considered doing that instead? I've heard the FHDs have an issue with flickering. I've heard that too, of older kits but there's a few reports both here and on Re...
by TankPad
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Parts upgrade questions on T430
Replies: 12
Views: 1897

Re: Parts upgrade questions on T430

By the time you buy the relevent screen and display cable and shipping, you'll be half way towards the cost of the FHD upgrade. Have you considered doing that instead?
by TankPad
Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Thoughts on convertible laptops ?
Replies: 6
Views: 989

Re: Thoughts on convertible laptops ?

Sounds like a decent Android tablet would be ideal for you. They're very well optimized for the kind of use you describe and can be very power efficient. A dedicated laptop sounds like it would be a lot more capable than you actually require and won't be as comfy to use while in bed etc without rest...
by TankPad
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420 -> always on USB -> sleep -> crash
Replies: 3
Views: 884

Re: T420 -> always on USB -> sleep -> crash

The always on port on those is on a removable board, seperate to the motherboard. You could try renabling it and disconnect pysically to see if it still gives you probs.
Replacements are pretty cheap online, if the board/port is the cause.
by TankPad
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Where to get new T430 BIOS/CMOS battery?
Replies: 5
Views: 763

Re: Where to get new T430 BIOS/CMOS battery?

Thanks for the reply TankPad. I've only ever used the desktop type. You just push the new one down into the slot. No connector with wires. I don't actually have my ThinkPad yet, a friend is sending me one but I need to replace the CMOS. Lenovo laptops seem to have these connectors with wires as you...
by TankPad
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Where to get new T430 BIOS/CMOS battery?
Replies: 5
Views: 763

Re: Where to get new T430 BIOS/CMOS battery?

It doesn't have to be Lenovo (they don't actually make them). Pretty much any CMOS battery will do, so long as you get the right connector, or you could transplant the connector from you wasted one.
by TankPad
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 1076
Views: 208410

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

The last thing I thought would be a problem is to get payments from people who placed pre-orders. I have about 70 kits ready for shipping and people just ignore their invoices. I'm not sure if that's their spam filters or just a passive way to say 'no, I'm not interested anymore'. Probably I should...
by TankPad
Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T430 display upgrade minimize bezzel
Replies: 1
Views: 418

Re: T430 display upgrade minimize bezzel

I've done the X320 mod myself and I've been looking for a screen to do the same but haven't come across one that will fit yet either.
by TankPad
Wed May 16, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0
Replies: 108
Views: 19178

Re: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0

Describe "interference" ? I got some 1/4s backlight drops once in a while on the bus with one of taobao's mods. I never had any issue with nitro's boards + extenders. Hey. Sorry, I'm just seeing this now. I get a flicker every now and then, and the image looks scrambled. It only lasts a sec and goe...
by TankPad
Sat May 12, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Way to get a T420 HDD clone to run in a T430?
Replies: 8
Views: 1488

Re: Way to get a T420 HDD clone to run in a T430?

Start Windows in safe mode, then you can uninstall the old driver. It should boot fine though. I've done it myself a few times.
by TankPad
Wed May 09, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: W530 - the display is too yellow and saturated
Replies: 10
Views: 949

Re: W530 - the display is too yellow and saturated

2 separate screens can actually look very different even with the same profile, so there's no real alternative to calibrating the screen. There are links out there to help you get it done manually, but it takes a bit of patience to get it right.
by TankPad
Wed May 09, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: W530 - the display is too yellow and saturated
Replies: 10
Views: 949

Re: W530 - the display is too yellow and saturated

I Second that.
Can you get your hands on a calibration tool?
My T430S looked like it was constantly on bluelight filter until I calibrated it. Makes a huge difference. :)
by TankPad
Tue May 08, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W520 Motherboard Replacement Advice Required
Replies: 18
Views: 3857

Re: W520 Motherboard Replacement Advice Required

Wow, that was GLUED on? It looks like the solder traces have been torn from the board too.

Those wires that aren't connected are for a WWAN card. They really should be insulated if not in use though.
by TankPad
Mon May 07, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T440p RAM upgrade
Replies: 8
Views: 993

Re: T440p RAM upgrade

It's not going to be limited to just Samsung notebooks. Maybe that's a typo or something. It matches your specs and I'm pretty sure one of my own machines has exactly that RAM installed too.
by TankPad
Mon May 07, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: ThinkPad W541 - essentially a W540 with the few differences?
Replies: 5
Views: 1000

Re: ThinkPad W541 - essentially a W540 with the few differences?

I've seen a couple of them with Intel SSD's in them, though they weren't brand new at the time so I can't be sure they were original drives. The machine does have an m.2 slot though, that'll take an SSD, even though Lenovo don't officially say so.
by TankPad
Mon May 07, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: ThinkPad W541 - essentially a W540 with the few differences?
Replies: 5
Views: 1000

Re: ThinkPad W541 - essentially a W540 with the few differences?

A W541 is a steal at that price, given the processor etc. I'd snap it up! :)
by TankPad
Sun May 06, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0
Replies: 108
Views: 19178

Re: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0

I didn't find alternative longer cables, but you could get a couple of those extensions , that's what I used with my W11 panel. Hey. I got some of those for one of my projects when you mentioned it in another thread. For the most part, they work fine but I get occasional interference for a sec and ...
by TankPad
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Reccomendations for a new laptop - T430, worth in 2018?
Replies: 13
Views: 2543

Re: Reccomendations for a new laptop - T430, worth in 2018?

1600*900 is indeed the higher res screen option. For the kind of money you're talking though, maybe you could look at some newer ThinkPads with FHD or higher.
by TankPad
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Reccomendations for a new laptop - T430, worth in 2018?
Replies: 13
Views: 2543

Re: Reccomendations for a new laptop - T430, worth in 2018?

Hey. Depends where you are really, as to what is a good price. For me though, it's a little on the expensive side. Aim for the higher resolution screen option, particularly if you're coding. You can flash the EC to use generic batteries too, so they'll work out a lot cheaper, if your budget is tight...
by TankPad
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Is it a stupid idea to attach small copper heat sinks to T61 heat sink ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1597

Re: Is it a stupid idea to attach small copper heat sinks to T61 heat sink ?

It should help but I'd start by finding the source of the high idle temps before doing any of that.
by TankPad
Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Is BlueTooth ... dangerous / "bad for you" ???
Replies: 6
Views: 1020

Re: Is BlueTooth ... dangerous / "bad for you" ???

No, Bluetooth is not at all bad for you. It's short range, lower powered radio that operates within the same frequencies as many other common electronics around you (WiFi, remotes etc). The fact that you are conscious of Bluetooth is merely a result of the use case, playing sound. When you're not pl...
by TankPad
Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Are there and WQHD kits for the t420 non-s versions?
Replies: 9
Views: 3122

Re: Are there and WQHD kits for the t420 non-s versions?

Does he flicker constantly when you're charging it, or just occasionally? I wonder if a small capacitor might help smooth it out? sounds like EMI issue You reckon? Can anyone confirm for sure? Also, wasn't the original Javi non-S problem caused by emi from the motherboard m? Yet this board fits beh...
by TankPad
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Are there and WQHD kits for the t420 non-s versions?
Replies: 9
Views: 3122

Re: Are there and WQHD kits for the t420 non-s versions?

Does he flicker constantly when you're charging it, or just occasionally?

I wonder if a small capacitor might help smooth it out?
by TankPad
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:24 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far
Replies: 177
Views: 26343

Re: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far

Oh I can pop them in and out easily enough. I think it's due to the gap around the screen being quite tight in the lid. I opted to keep the rubber bumpers on the sides of the bezel so I still have room to trim, if needed.
by TankPad
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far
Replies: 177
Views: 26343

Re: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far

Couldn't find the right cable so I chained 2 of those . Works great, no interference. Ahhhh I see. So that's what you meant by switchers then. I ended to just adding in cable to make the original one longer. Works great now. I cut the bezel with a craft knife and metal rule, then finished with a di...
by TankPad
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far
Replies: 177
Views: 26343

Re: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far

Hey Boutch,

How did you solve the cable length issue when using the W11 screen?
I ordered 3 W15's and they've all arrived as W11's instead, so obviously the connector is on the far side.

Cheers.

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