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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: 2
Views: 71

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: 108

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: 108

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: 957
Views: 170631

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: 134

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: 96
Views: 13411

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: 667

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: 556

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: 556

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: 2472

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: 520

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: 400

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: 400

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: 96
Views: 13411

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: 12
Views: 818

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: 12
Views: 818

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: 1145

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: 635

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: 7
Views: 1722

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: 7
Views: 1722

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: 21385

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: 21385

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: 21385

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.
by TankPad
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:09 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 701c Repainting?
Replies: 15
Views: 4178

Re: 701c Repainting?

Heat the stickers. They'll come off a lot easier.
by TankPad
Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T470 and installing a bigger SSD
Replies: 6
Views: 1708

Re: T470 and installing a bigger SSD

Did you try just cloning the drive to the new SSD?
by TankPad
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: X230 Fan Noise Windows 10
Replies: 13
Views: 2090

Re: X230 Fan Noise Windows 10

Why are you buying a fan straight off? Have you confirmed that the temperatures are actually getting high? Also, that it is not software related? Fan is whining right now, and TPFan control is reporting 69 (C) and fan at 3754 RPM. CPU is fluctuating around 33% with nothing spiking. 33% is a lot if ...
by TankPad
Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: X230 Fan Noise Windows 10
Replies: 13
Views: 2090

Re: X230 Fan Noise Windows 10

Why are you buying a fan straight off?
Have you confirmed that the temperatures are actually getting high? Also, that it is not software related?
by TankPad
Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: X230 Fan Noise Windows 10
Replies: 13
Views: 2090

Re: X230 Fan Noise Windows 10

You have to strip it indeed, but it's actually quite friendly to work on.
Have you confirmed that there's no processes that are hogging the CPU and causing the excessive temps?
by TankPad
Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Lenovo W520 - annoying low sound
Replies: 9
Views: 3858

Re: Lenovo W520 - annoying low sound

Does it happen constantly?
Might it be coil whine?
by TankPad
Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far
Replies: 177
Views: 21385

Re: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far

I've been trying to find this W11 panel on ebay and the likes with no success. Is there an alternative model number for it or something? Any links to where you bought yours?

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