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by whqdz
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: [T430s] HD4000 + dock 4337 can't display triple monitors
Replies: 5
Views: 2405

Re: [T430s] HD4000 + dock 4337 can't display triple monitors

Thank you really much Whitieiii and dr_st. I've seen a post where the OP was talking about 2x DP or 1x passive DP + DVI but I was not able to find it again. You gave me all informations I needed :) I'm gonna give a try to a passive DP++ to DVI dongle on the 4337 Dock and once the work has been done ...
by whqdz
Tue May 28, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: How many LCD monitor does T430s support without dock?
Replies: 11
Views: 6491

Re: How many LCD monitor does T430s support without dock?

Hi, I'm facing to the same issue, even with a dock. After months of various searchs, it looks like the only t430s that can support 3 monitors is the optimus version. Only two LCD at a time too. Displayport / HDMI / VGA With or without dock Intel HD4000 can support more than 2 screen so I guess it's ...
by whqdz
Wed May 22, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: [T430s] HD4000 + dock 4337 can't display triple monitors
Replies: 5
Views: 2405

Re: [T430s] HD4000 + dock 4337 can't display triple monitors

I tried different combinations while both screens are connected to the dock : - built-in + DisplayPort : OK - Built-in + VGA : OK - DisplayPort + VGA : KO - Built-in + DisplayPort + VGA = KO - Only DisplayPort : OK - Only VGA : OK - Only built-in : OK Software side: - I'm running Arch 2019.05.02, I ...
by whqdz
Tue May 21, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: [T430s] HD4000 + dock 4337 can't display triple monitors
Replies: 5
Views: 2405

[T430s] HD4000 + dock 4337 can't display triple monitors

Hello :) I'm trying to connect 2 monitors to my dock (displayport + vga) with a t430s but no success, I can't display both at the same time (+ built-in). The laptop doesn't have nvidia discrete GPU. It looks like it's only possible to display two monitors, even if intel hd 4000 can support up to thr...
by whqdz
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: x240 - trackpoint/trackpad problems and backlight keyboard support
Replies: 8
Views: 1166

Re: x240 - trackpoint/trackpad problems and backlight keyboard support

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:18 am
Go for a LiteOn one, they are the best.
What is the difference between a LiteOn and no LiteOn ?
by whqdz
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Who did the 5.0 kernel upgrade
Replies: 3
Views: 716

Re: Who did the 5.0 kernel upgrade

Thank you for your reply. I did it for a week and I met no issues about battery, except the fact that the percentage in thhe system tray is not accurate anymore (showing 4hours battery left, both batteries are full and show about +15hours.
by whqdz
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: [x240] Upgrade IPS 720p touch to 1080p no-touch
Replies: 12
Views: 2006

Re: [x240] Upgrade IPS 720p touch to 1080p no-touch

Hello :) I did the upgrade a week ago and it's time to document all of this in order to give all infos to people that could find this topic. 1/ The parts 1.1 / The complete non-touch lid According to the previous posts, the easiest way was to get a complete lid (with wifi antenna + webcam + hinges +...
by whqdz
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Who did the 5.0 kernel upgrade
Replies: 3
Views: 716

Who did the 5.0 kernel upgrade

Hello :)

Does anybody did the upgrade to the new 5.0 kernel? I see in the changelog there is some improvements about power management and I would like to get the review of some thinkpad's users about the positif or even the negativ issues they met since they use this new kernel?
by whqdz
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: [x240] battery drains after m.2 2242 ssd upgrade
Replies: 10
Views: 1491

Re: [x240] battery drains after m.2 2242 ssd upgrade

Unfortunately I no longer have any machine on windows that can accept this type of ssd. I have planned an upgrade of my only desktop windows 8 to next year, with a MoBo that has a m.2 slot, and even if it is possible to do energy consumption tests in order to know if it is not the ssd that is wrong,...
by whqdz
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: [x240] battery drains after m.2 2242 ssd upgrade
Replies: 10
Views: 1491

Re: [x240] battery drains after pcie ssd upgrade

It’s a contingency I haven’t ruled out, it could even be just a command line or a config file to edit, who knows. I will continue my research over the months, quitting to redo some tests, and if I have anything new I would not hesitate to keep up here. :)
by whqdz
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: [x240] battery drains after m.2 2242 ssd upgrade
Replies: 10
Views: 1491

Re: [x240] battery drains after pcie ssd upgrade

This is not really PCIe, is it? AFAIK, X240 does not support PCIe in the M.2 slot, only SATA. DevSleep would not be relevant for PCIe, only ASPM. I understand that you are using the M.2 SSD in addition, not instead, of the main one? And that's when the battery life suffers? It's possible that there...
by whqdz
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: [x240] battery drains after m.2 2242 ssd upgrade
Replies: 10
Views: 1491

Re: [x240] battery drains after pcie ssd upgrade

One of its key features: Supports Device Sleep Mode (DevSleep) to prolong notebook battery life by intelligently shutting down SATA interface when not in use Did you switch that off? How many batteries do you have and how old are they? Also, since version 6, power management is rather quirky. E.g. ...
by whqdz
Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: [x240] battery drains after m.2 2242 ssd upgrade
Replies: 10
Views: 1491

[x240] battery drains after m.2 2242 ssd upgrade

Hello :)

I notice a huge battery drains since i've added a pcie-ssd m.2 sata ssd on my x240. It changes from 18hours battery life with both batteries at 100%, to 6h30 .
this model : https://www.transcend-info.com/Products/No-766

Do you know if it's possible a pcie ssd drains battery so fast?
by whqdz
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: [DONE] [x240] about trackpad replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 1207

Re: [DONE] [x240] about trackpad replacement

Sorry for the huge mistake :)

Some pictures of how looks the clunkpad once it has been removed.

https://imgur.com/a/mmlxfT6
by whqdz
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: [DONE] [x240] about trackpad replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 1207

Re: [x240] about trackpad replacement

Thank you for this insight. I thought they were all looking like the same but with different sizes. It explains why I saw some differences with others synaptic trackpads (around blue/red keys and 2/3 holes). I will post pictures of the original clunchpad in order to show how it looks like. I don't k...
by whqdz
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: [DONE] [x240] about trackpad replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 1207

Re: [x240] about trackpad replacement

So, I've just received the trackpad I ordered two weeks ago. At the first view it looks a little bit different that the one from the T440/p trackpad instructions topic . I bought it to a chinese seller on ebay, and I was pretty sure to get a working trackpad since many buyers have left some reviews ...
by whqdz
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: [x240] Upgrade IPS 720p touch to 1080p no-touch
Replies: 12
Views: 2006

Re: [x240] Upgrade IPS 720p touch to 1080p no-touch

Thank you for these informations. Unfortunately, the only complete lids that I can find on markets are from US and when sellers can ship it in Europe it costs a lot (+100$ of shipping). I took a hard look on different FHD screens and indeed, as you said it costs a lot again, between 200 and 350$ :ro...
by whqdz
Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: [x240] Upgrade IPS 720p touch to 1080p no-touch
Replies: 12
Views: 2006

Re: [x240] Upgrade IPS 720p touch to 1080p no-touch

I'm currently taking a look at the lcd panels FRU list on lenovo website and I'm wondering something : what does AG means? https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/uu/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-x-series-laptops/thinkpad-x240/20am/parts?linkTrack=Homepage%3ABody_Search%20Products&searchType=4&keyW...
by whqdz
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: x230 Aftermarket Batteries
Replies: 14
Views: 2002

Re: x230 Aftermarket Batteries

That's the deal : keep an eye on the market :) Months ago I was looking for a genuine brand new x240 72w battery but the prices were too high to me, around 60-70€ on the bay. I finally found one, from a individual seller that got 3 of these, still brand new and genuine it costs me 25€ with charges....
by whqdz
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: [DONE] [x240] about trackpad replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 1207

Re: [x240] about trackpad replacement

I saw many user posts saying that sometimes the x250 trackpad is too closed of the screen. If I don't need to cut off my bezel it seems good. Anyway I've ordered it two weeks ago from a trusted chinese dealer, many review about his trackpad saying it's a good one. It looks like a synaptic but it's a...
by whqdz
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: [DONE] [x240] about trackpad replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 1207

[DONE] [x240] about trackpad replacement

Hello :) I'm very soon going to upgrade the trackpad from my x240. I get some questions due to some topics/links I read. 1/ How can I know if my current x240 model fits the same bezel size as the x250? (as it's written iin the user quote on this blog post http://diy.mironto.sk/thinkpad-x240-replacin...
by whqdz
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: [x240] Upgrade IPS 720p touch to 1080p no-touch
Replies: 12
Views: 2006

Re: [x240] Upgrade IPS 720p touch to 1080p no-touch

Thank you for these precious informations, I'll try this these next months once I find one in Europe :)

Yes : disable built-in battery in bios, then unplug external battery and disconnect the internal one once screw up the case :wink:
by whqdz
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: [x240] Upgrade IPS 720p touch to 1080p no-touch
Replies: 12
Views: 2006

Re: [x240] Upgrade IPS 720p touch to 1080p no-touch

Thank you again, I really appreciate your help and patience, giving some precious infos So, if I swap with a complete lid from a 720p IPS no-touch x240, I just need to complete it with a 1080p IPS LCD. Then no need to buy a lcd cable right? I took a look at the doc and swapping the lid seems a bette...
by whqdz
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: [SOLVED] [x240] Change keyboard from no-backlit to backlit
Replies: 4
Views: 1257

Re: [SOLVED] [x240] Change keyboard from no-backlit to backlit

I've receipt the keyboard this morning and I had free time so I did the swap, it's time to give some news :) Thanks to the video tutorial that I linked in my previous post, I've been able to do it quietly with all the infos I needed. Changing the keyboard is more a time problem that anything else. H...
by whqdz
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: [x240] Upgrade IPS 720p touch to 1080p no-touch
Replies: 12
Views: 2006

Re: [x240] Upgrade IPS 720p touch to 1080p no-touch

Hello RBS!

So, I took a look at the HMM and i'm a little bit confuse. On page 90 there is the "For models with touch panel - 2010 LCD I-shaped bezel". From there I really don't know how to get all the parts for a complete non-touch lid?
by whqdz
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: [x240] Upgrade IPS 720p touch to 1080p no-touch
Replies: 12
Views: 2006

[x240] Upgrade IPS 720p touch to 1080p no-touch

Hello :) I read a lot about x240 upgrades since I bought mine a while ago. Now I plan to upgrade my 720p IPS Touch screen to a 1080p IPS NO-Touch since 1080p ips touch are hard to find. I need help to know what I exactly need. According to what I found on the forum, upgrading from a touch to no-touc...
by whqdz
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: x230 Aftermarket Batteries
Replies: 14
Views: 2002

Re: x230 Aftermarket Batteries

You can find genuine battery at a good price on ebay. Just take a look and be aware of new items. Two years ago I bought 2x genuine 9 cell battery for less than 30$ on ebay, both wth 0 or 1 charge cycle count. Just don't buy to chinese sellers because the quality isn't the same that to UK or US sel...
by whqdz
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: x230 Aftermarket Batteries
Replies: 14
Views: 2002

Re: x230 Aftermarket Batteries

You can find genuine battery at a good price on ebay. Just take a look and be aware of new items. Two years ago I bought 2x genuine 9 cell battery for less than 30$ on ebay, both wth 0 or 1 charge cycle count. Just don't buy to chinese sellers because the quality isn't the same that to UK or US sell...
by whqdz
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: [SOLVED] [x240] Change keyboard from no-backlit to backlit
Replies: 4
Views: 1257

Re: [x240] Change keyboard from no-backlit to backlit

Thank you for your reply :) I think i'm gonna be good since I'm used to full disasembly some of my units as macbook pro and imac. I don't think the x240 is going to be worst eheh. My current keyboard keys are already shiny from previous seller, it's a second hand one. It's really not a problem to me...

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