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by RoamingAndy
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Installing classic keyboard into X230 with EC firmware mod
Replies: 369
Views: 112995

Re: Installing classic keyboard into X230 with EC firmware mod

I just lost keys c, d, e, 3. The mod worked great for 6 months. Anyone have any idea what would cause that?

The other keys are working great
by RoamingAndy
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Avast premier on a X230 kills sound
Replies: 14
Views: 1462

Re: Avast premier on a X230 kills sound

Avast was great 10 years ago. Right now MSE with a spyware scanner is far better, and free.
by RoamingAndy
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Installing classic keyboard into X230 with EC firmware mod
Replies: 369
Views: 112995

Re: Installing classic keyboard into X230 with EC firmware mod

Hey, There's a typo in the "descriptions.txt" in the github repo: line 128 has "depi:g2uj23us.iso.bat" when it should read "depi:g2uj26.us.iso.bat". as it is right now, it won't build if checked out directly from git... thanks! I should have been clearer. Here's the earlier posted fix for the x230....
by RoamingAndy
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Installing classic keyboard into X230 with EC firmware mod
Replies: 369
Views: 112995

Re: Installing classic keyboard into X230 with EC firmware mod

I'm trying to do the x230 keyboard mod to put an x220 keyboard in and ran into the failed build message, then came across this forum and read about the typo in descriptions.txt. Unfortunately i can't seem to understand the fix. On line 128 on my downloaded version, and in Hamish's Git, i see: g7uj18...
by RoamingAndy
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Would you buy a 3D printed Laptop Case?
Replies: 3
Views: 810

Re: Would you buy a 3D printed Laptop Case?

I would. I've made two posts about it here over the past few years. Something really snug so it doesn't take up much more space as the few hard cases out there do. i don't mind at all if it would crack on a drop, assuming its reasonably priced. With foam inside it would still do its job of absorbing...
by RoamingAndy
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: I've always dreamed of a lightweight hard case with foam padding inside for my x220/x230. Never found one. Did you?
Replies: 6
Views: 3208

Re: I've always dreamed of a lightweight hard case with foam padding inside for my x220/x230. Never found one. Did you?

I use these black neoprene sleeves. Fits perfectly and is cheap. https://www.ebay.com/itm/7-17-Inch-Soft-Neoprene-Sleeve-Pouch-Bag-Case-For-Tablet-Laptop-PC-Notebook-/263577030424 I can't imagine these protecting the corners at all which is my main issue over the years. If i could put hard corner c...
by RoamingAndy
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: I've always dreamed of a lightweight hard case with foam padding inside for my x220/x230. Never found one. Did you?
Replies: 6
Views: 3208

I've always dreamed of a lightweight hard case with foam padding inside for my x220/x230. Never found one. Did you?

I've always dreamed of a lightweight hard case with foam padding inside for my x220/x230. Never found one though. I travel a lot so its getting banged around in my bag a lot (which is why i love them). I also love running with it in my bag.. not a great idea i know, but after a long days work it fee...
by RoamingAndy
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Is it worth repairing my X220 anymore? Only 1USB port half works, thats the main issue.. plus the others
Replies: 7
Views: 3067

Re: Is it worth repairing my X220 anymore? Only 1USB port half works, thats the main issue.. plus the others

If the easiest solution is a new motherboard, and I need a new casing and screen, I'm kinda at the point where I'm pushing it a bit to get it back to a good daily laptop.

Also mine is an i7 which would I expect is more expensive.

Thanks for your replies though
by RoamingAndy
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Is it worth repairing my X220 anymore? Only 1USB port half works, thats the main issue.. plus the others
Replies: 7
Views: 3067

Is it worth repairing my X220 anymore? Only 1USB port half works, thats the main issue.. plus the others

My x220 was a project computer i put a lot of work into a few years ago and has served me very faithfully. Now it's got multiple issues and i wonder if its worth fixing anymore. I maxed out the RAM, added two SSD's and found a new OEM battery to get 11hrs battery life (when it's pretty much not doin...
by RoamingAndy
Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220 bluetooth 4.0 daughter card upgrade FRU: 60Y3303 60Y3305
Replies: 4
Views: 4173

Re: x220 bluetooth 4.0 daughter card upgrade FRU: 60Y3303 60Y3305

none of those helped. is it possible my Bios whitelist is blocking it?
by RoamingAndy
Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: where do you get your replacement palm rests from?
Replies: 4
Views: 1621

Re: where do you get your replacement palm rests from?

i have 2 USB3 ports in there. the issue is simply the terrible quality of the plastic used in the replacements you get from ebay. its essentially tissue paper.
by RoamingAndy
Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220 bluetooth 4.0 daughter card upgrade FRU: 60Y3303 60Y3305
Replies: 4
Views: 4173

x220 bluetooth 4.0 daughter card upgrade FRU: 60Y3303 60Y3305

i pulled off the palm rest and switched the daughter card. its simple, i can't image anyone making a mistake with this step. turned the laptop back on, hoping it'd automatically update the drivers. nope. so i tried SDI Driver Updating tool nope. i hunted around on forums like this one until i found ...
by RoamingAndy
Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220 i bought a bluetooth 4.0 daughter card. while installing software update 'no bluetooth device was detected' error
Replies: 4
Views: 3770

x220 i bought a bluetooth 4.0 daughter card. while installing software update 'no bluetooth device was detected' error

i bought an X220 Bluetooth 4.0 Daughter Card (60Y3303 60Y3305). took the palm rest off and swapped it with the older version. now my laptop can't see it and i cant work out why?! i downloaded the g4wb12ww update which others used to get Bluetooth 4.0 running, but when i try to run it i just get an e...
by RoamingAndy
Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: where do you get your replacement palm rests from?
Replies: 4
Views: 1621

where do you get your replacement palm rests from?

i had a tiny crack in mine so i splashed out on a new one about a year back. the ones on ebay are far, far weaker plastic. i'm on my forth replacement now (i tend to run with the laptop in my bag, or overfill the bag which squeezes the laptop) and the newest one now has cracks in it too. its frustra...
by RoamingAndy
Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 random power off fault, both in use and asleep
Replies: 7
Views: 4311

Re: X220 random power off fault, both in use and asleep

you could try removing the RAM chips, giving a little clean and putting them back in. its easy as pie, and if one if not connected well it will cause the laptop to randomly cut out. also run a RAM test to see if one is faulty. i've never had that happen to me so i'm not sure the symptoms, they might...
by RoamingAndy
Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: metal polish to remove scratches from IPS screen X220 tablet
Replies: 3
Views: 3338

metal polish to remove scratches from IPS screen X220 tablet

I just bought an X220 i7 Tablet to go alongside my X220 laptop. the IPS screen is fabulous, but has a few light scratches from rubbing on the keys for many years. like smudgy dotted lines all across. i've seen videos of people cleaning scratches out of watches or eye glasses using metal polish. anyo...
by RoamingAndy
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: reflashed a driver on my x220 to fix pointe/non-oem charger issue. trackpad and pointer are dead, can't get them back!
Replies: 4
Views: 3266

reflashed a driver on my x220 to fix pointe/non-oem charger issue. trackpad and pointer are dead, can't get them back!

Here's the driver i flashed from the Lenovo site: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/tkb/articleprintpage/tkb-id/tp02_en%40tkb/article-id/352 ( PR1063847-tm1611.img ) i'm not being lazy by reaching out. i've been trying to fix it for 7hrs now. i've reverted to a previous restore point and nothing. tried o...

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