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by TinkerMan
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Warning: Digital Signature in NEW Lenovo Embedded Controllers prevents Classic Keyboard, Battery WL Firmware mods
Replies: 10
Views: 487

Re: Warning: Digital Signature in NEW Lenovo Embedded Controllers prevents Classic Keyboard, Battery WL Firmware mods

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:29 am
Guess you did not read the Lenovo link in the first post...
i did, but I didnt understand one yota, the info on the link says something about allowing newer thinkpads to use the old 7 key row, but the comments here talk about a new bios blocking this action, hence my confusion.
by TinkerMan
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: unusual problem after clean install win7 on W530
Replies: 15
Views: 787

Re: unusual problem after clean install win7 on W530

wujstefan wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:20 am
I will check my config once I get back from a job trip and share.
Thanks, much apreciated
by TinkerMan
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: unusual problem after clean install win7 on W530
Replies: 15
Views: 787

Re: unusual problem after clean install win7 on W530

Meaning drivers I do not mean what you are trying to install. I mean what Windows tries to install. And that pretty much makes sense actually, as everything is applied after reboot. Try to disable Microsoft Update with services.msc command, and see if it works. If possible, try another wireless car...
by TinkerMan
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: unusual problem after clean install win7 on W530
Replies: 15
Views: 787

Re: unusual problem after clean install win7 on W530

Wireless drivers. Sported it many, many times. This is actually a driver-to-system related issue; W10 will have no trouble running at full speed (not to mention that it will generally run better,, faster, more energy-efficient than W7 on this machine). Try to switch to some higher-grade athreos; tr...
by TinkerMan
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: unusual problem after clean install win7 on W530
Replies: 15
Views: 787

Re: unusual problem after clean install win7 on W530

Is the msata drive functioning correctly? Disk I/O can cause slowdowns. I thought about that too, but samsung magician didnt find any problems with the drive, nor did avast cleanup which can scan disks for errors I also reinstalled firefox twice, no change I installed the latest adobe flash-player,...
by TinkerMan
Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: unusual problem after clean install win7 on W530
Replies: 15
Views: 787

Re: unusual problem after clean install win7 on W530

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:57 am
You still haven't answered my question, but have it your way.
Yes I did, I told you I have Mozilla Firefox 68
It was in my first reply after your first comment.
by TinkerMan
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: unusual problem after clean install win7 on W530
Replies: 15
Views: 787

Re: unusual problem after clean install win7 on W530

When W7 came out, HTML was the standard to build websites. Around 2014 HTML5 was being pushed to replace HTML. Many websites never changed the 'old' coding, they kept it same-old/same-old. Either way, many add-ons were updated, many not or poorly. That created some problems, that are not always obv...
by TinkerMan
Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Current Thinkpad models that support 32 gb ram (even unofficially)
Replies: 12
Views: 4210

Re: Current Thinkpad models that support 32 gb ram (even unofficially)

And who needs 32GB of RAM? Those who run virtual machines. 32GB isn't much nowadays. I had 32 Gigs already in 2014 on my W530 and sometime even I was running out of memory when doing a complex fractal in apophysis with high precision settings. Right now 16gigs is the minimum required for new system...
by TinkerMan
Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: unusual problem after clean install win7 on W530
Replies: 15
Views: 787

Re: unusual problem after clean install win7 on W530

HTML5 and the no-longer-use of Adobe Flash come to mind. What browser are you using? That may also be a problem. I use the exact same browser I used 2 days ago just before the clean install, mozilla firefox 68 also, could you please explain what you meant by no longer using adobe flash and html5? t...
by TinkerMan
Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: unusual problem after clean install win7 on W530
Replies: 15
Views: 787

unusual problem after clean install win7 on W530

HELLO so after installing at least 10 times windows 7 on various machines, like 3xT60, 6xT61, X230, I finally got my hands on an mSATA for my old trusted W530,so I Installed W10 on the old SSD to future proof it for 2020 w7 death, and after the mSata came in, I reinstalled w7 on that drive, W7 is so...
by TinkerMan
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 with SSD now takes 5mins to boot!
Replies: 14
Views: 746

Re: T61 with SSD now takes 5mins to boot!

To the OP, was it a clean Install on the ssd or cloning?
Also, did you install all the drivers?
by TinkerMan
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 with SSD now takes 5mins to boot!
Replies: 14
Views: 746

Re: T61 with SSD now takes 5mins to boot!

I'll aim at either controller or memory die size. I am running SSDs in my Z60 and Z61 units and the speed vs HDD is tremendous. The memory controller on the z60 wasn't The same as the T60? Plus I have 4 gigs installed so 2 gigs per stick, seen as 3 gigs of course since I run win XP32 bit. All my ot...
by TinkerMan
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 with SSD now takes 5mins to boot!
Replies: 14
Views: 746

Re: T61 with SSD now takes 5mins to boot!

I used on my T61s and T60 the following: Samsung pro 840, pro 860, Evo 860 and crucial BX500.
The only issue I had it's with the crucial BX500 but in the way that it didn't improve the speed of the system, albeit I'm pretty sure it's because it's an XP machine, not WIn7
by TinkerMan
Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Batteries for the T60 and T61 series, types and availability
Replies: 22
Views: 2620

Re: Batteries for the T60 and T61 series, types and availability

Wow, I have never heard about these 12 cell batteries. Probably I couldn't justify the extra bulk, and rather carry a spare battery with me, but still a very interesting option. If they used high quality cells in these packs, they could achieve 120+ Wh batteries. Now THAT would worth the sacrifice ...
by TinkerMan
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Batteries for the T60 and T61 series, types and availability
Replies: 22
Views: 2620

Re: Batteries for the T60 and T61 series, types and availability

NEW DISCOVERY a few weeks ago I discovered a seller on ebay which , among 6 cells and 9 cells batteries for T60/T61, also offered 12 cell batteries, I took a chance and bought one, it arrived today and I must say, ITS THE REAL DEAL, its not a panasonic from 2006-2008, its just a sanyo from 2017, bu...
by TinkerMan
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Batteries for the T60 and T61 series, types and availability
Replies: 22
Views: 2620

Re: Batteries for the T60 and T61 series, types and availability

NEW DISCOVERY a few weeks ago I discovered a seller on ebay which , among 6 cells and 9 cells batteries for T60/T61, also offered 12 cell batteries, I took a chance and bought one, it arrived today and I must say, ITS THE REAL DEAL, its not a panasonic from 2006-2008, its just a sanyo from 2017, but...
by TinkerMan
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: What should i do?
Replies: 5
Views: 558

Re: What should i do?

The (3x3) 6300N is max 450Mbps, the (2x2) AC-7260 is max 866Mbps and also includes Bluetooth 4.0. The above AC-7260 (when bought as a proper FRU) is officially supported in the W540 (and other xx40) frubom lists. Also, the AC-7260 is PCIe format with standard antenna-connectors, newer cards have so...
by TinkerMan
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: W530 SSD too small
Replies: 10
Views: 818

Re: W530 SSD too small

dr_st wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:17 am
Ultrabay is SATA3.
how disappointing, to have just sata 2 on the msata connector but sata 3 on the ultrabay
but I guess it cannot be helped
I will open a new thread , so not to hijack this post
by TinkerMan
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: W530 SSD too small
Replies: 10
Views: 818

Re: W530 SSD too small

Old thread but if anyone else is considering this, the mSATA slot on the **30 series maxes out at about 250MB/s. So if you use it you're basically giving up half the speed. So use the 2.5" slot first if possible. So we have sata 2 speeds for the mSATA, we have sata 3 speeds for the 2.5" drive, but ...
by TinkerMan
Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: What should i do?
Replies: 5
Views: 558

Re: What should i do?

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:45 am
Intel AC-7260 is probably the best for it, FRU 04X6007
Hy RBS
how does the AC 7260 compare to the Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 (3x3 AGN) ?
by TinkerMan
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: W530 SSD too small
Replies: 10
Views: 818

Re: W530 SSD too small

THIS is the quite literally the best mSata you can get in your machine

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=samsung+msat ... _sb_noss_1
by TinkerMan
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: what lenovo software for screen luminosity bar and sound level bar
Replies: 8
Views: 723

Re: what lenovo software for screen luminosity bar and sound level bar

MikalE wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:24 pm
At the Lenovo web site.
by the automated system checker, do you mean the system update app that you install in the machine and it checks on its own for drivers and stuff?
by TinkerMan
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: expension card options for T61s and T601Fs
Replies: 10
Views: 642

Re: expension card options for T61s and T601Fs

dr_st wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:02 am
:?: Tried eBay? Plenty of 04W1701 available there as we speak.
wow dude thanks
had no idea about the fru, and a standard saearch for media card reader express card would give me a gazillion of BS items.

thanks alot

P.S> I see alot are for the T420 series, are they als compatible with T61?
by TinkerMan
Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61,Windows XP, after Middleton bios update wireless not working
Replies: 8
Views: 691

Re: T61,Windows XP, after Middleton bios update wireless not working

to the original poster, did you check to see if the wireless antenna wires are well connected to the wireless card?
by TinkerMan
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: expension card options for T61s and T601Fs
Replies: 10
Views: 642

Re: expension card options for T61s and T601Fs

MIne didn't came with 4 in 1 card reader, none of my t60s, and it's really pissing me off that I can't find one to buy. Express or card bus.
by TinkerMan
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: expension card options for T61s and T601Fs
Replies: 10
Views: 642

Re: expension card options for T61s and T601Fs

I saw may people install USB 3s but the speeds are less then stellar, not much greater than what the machines natively provides with its USB 2s, You can get 3-4 times the speed with USB3.0 over ExpressCard compare to native USB 2.0 of the T60, unless the flash is the limiting factor. I meant in the...
by TinkerMan
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61,Windows XP, after Middleton bios update wireless not working
Replies: 8
Views: 691

Re: T61,Windows XP, after Middleton bios update wireless not working

I never said that middleton bios has anything to do with 32 bit or 64 bit, you misread my comment, You said, emphasis mine: if its the 32 bit , i dont understand why you did the Middleton , its wasting the T61 with a 32 bit XP I was saying that if he is using 32 bit it wont matter much, since he ca...
by TinkerMan
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61,Windows XP, after Middleton bios update wireless not working
Replies: 8
Views: 691

Re: T61,Windows XP, after Middleton bios update wireless not working

is that win xp 64 bit or 32 bit ? if its the 32 bit , i dont understand why you did the Middleton, its wasting the T61 with a 32 bit XP Middleton's BIOS has absolutely nothing to do with one running a 32-bit vs. 64-bit OS. It is an excellent idea regardless of the OS. Why wouldn't one want SATA II ...

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