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by paulwece
Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:38 am
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: Got a W530 off Ebay, arrived with defective screen. Please advise
Replies: 8
Views: 2233

Re: Got a W530 off Ebay, arrived with defective screen. Please advise

BTW, he did agree to my return request and I just shipped it back today.
by paulwece
Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: Got a W530 off Ebay, arrived with defective screen. Please advise
Replies: 8
Views: 2233

Re: Got a W530 off Ebay, arrived with defective screen. Please advise

Was it one of these? http://www.ebay.com/itm/292175817043 In there it states: Seller does not offer returns. You are covered by the eBay Money Back Guarantee if you received an item that is not as described in the listing. Or one of his earlier lot of 14: http://www.ebay.com/itm/292125804814 Here h...
by paulwece
Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:33 am
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: Got a W530 off Ebay, arrived with defective screen. Please advise
Replies: 8
Views: 2233

Re: Got a W530 off Ebay, arrived with defective screen. Please advise

Replacing screen is not that complex. You just have to follow HMM and be careful. In your case I would do pictures of a screen where you can see defects and sent it as a proof. Also take a picture or download the ebay auction you bought laptop from. You may need this in case if it suddenly disappea...
by paulwece
Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: Got a W530 off Ebay, arrived with defective screen. Please advise
Replies: 8
Views: 2233

Got a W530 off Ebay, arrived with defective screen. Please advise

Bought a refurbished W530 with great specs, i7, 16RAM, 256 SSD. $415. Received item today. The screen has white spots due to pixel defects. Two pictures are taken with the defective areas in black rectangles. In addition, there are dark marks on the screen which seems permanent. There are also rando...
by paulwece
Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: The slimmest/lightest AC adapter for X220?
Replies: 6
Views: 2058

Re: The slimmest/lightest AC adapter for X220?

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:13 pm
This would be the "standard" 20V/65W charger for an X220: http://www.ebay.com/itm/272734915837
yeah, that's what I have. I wonder if there are slimmer adapters than that.
by paulwece
Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: How is the W530 for running games and virtual machines?
Replies: 1
Views: 1224

How is the W530 for running games and virtual machines?

I just ordered a refurbished W530 with i7, 16G ram, Nvidia k1000, 256 SSD. It's in grade A condition for $415. (good buy?) I believe this machine is still pretty powerful even by 2017 standard is it? I am interested in running Ubuntu through VirtualBox and I wonder how's the performance. What's your...
by paulwece
Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: The slimmest/lightest AC adapter for X220?
Replies: 6
Views: 2058

The slimmest/lightest AC adapter for X220?

I got a refurbished X220 but it came with a full sized AC adapter. It's bigger than adapter I had previously for my 15 inch Lenovo. Since the point of buying a X220 is portability, I wonder what's the smallest AC adapter I can get for it. I've seen some "slim" AC adapters for Yoga but those came wit...
by paulwece
Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Confused on downloading drivers after fresh Win7 install
Replies: 6
Views: 2045

Re: Confused on downloading drivers after fresh Win7 install

Thanks. Is it the ThinkVantage System Update? What about the Lenovo Service Bridge? How does that work? Yup! Don't bother with the LSB, the only Lenovo software I download on my machines alongside the drivers is Lenovo Power Manager since you can do some pretty nifty stuff with it, such as set cust...
by paulwece
Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Confused on downloading drivers after fresh Win7 install
Replies: 6
Views: 2045

Re: Confused on downloading drivers after fresh Win7 install

Thanks.

Is it the ThinkVantage System Update?

What about the Lenovo Service Bridge? How does that work?
by paulwece
Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Confused on downloading drivers after fresh Win7 install
Replies: 6
Views: 2045

Confused on downloading drivers after fresh Win7 install

I got a refurbed X220 that came with Win10. I installed 64 bit Win7 instead. But I have to download drivers myself. I went to the Lenovo's site and it's so confusing, there are multiple options for everything. For example, going under "Networking: Wireless Lan" there are 7 choices, ranging from Inte...
by paulwece
Mon Jul 03, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: cloning a hard drive vs making an ISO image
Replies: 4
Views: 2292

Re: cloning a hard drive vs making an ISO image

Thanks. I got a 1 Tb external hard drive collecting dust right now. I think my preferred method is to create an image of the hard drive and store it on the external drive. Windows have this capability built in right? I don't need any special software for this? After I get an ISO image on my external...
by paulwece
Mon Jul 03, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: Does the W530 with Nvidia Quadro K1000m allow for CUDA programming?
Replies: 2
Views: 1968

Does the W530 with Nvidia Quadro K1000m allow for CUDA programming?

I'm about to take a parallel programming class in Fall and they use CUDA. I'm thinking about buying a refurbished W530 but I'm not sure if that GPU allows it. I see refurbished ones go for $300ish on Ebay and I believe it's a good buy. Even though it's old, that machine can easily handle today's tas...
by paulwece
Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: cloning a hard drive vs making an ISO image
Replies: 4
Views: 2292

cloning a hard drive vs making an ISO image

I bought a ThinkPad. Currently I'm at college where I can get a download Windows 10 for free from the school bookstore, along with other software. In case one day I get a virus, I might want to do a "factory reinstall". Back in the old days if one has a copy of Windows they can reinstall it after re...
by paulwece
Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Is it possible to upgrade to 12 G of RAM (4 G + 8 G)?
Replies: 20
Views: 3670

Is it possible to upgrade to 12 G of RAM (4 G + 8 G)?

Hi, I just bought a refurbished X220 (specs are below). I wonder if it's possible to replace one of the 4G ram with a 8G ram for a total of 12 G, or does both ram cards has to be the same? Currently it has 8 G of ram (two 4 g ram). I also read that it has to be 1333 mhz right? If you can recommend o...

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