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by TinkerMan
Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: 3840 QM or 3920 XM for W530?
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: 3840 QM or 3920 XM for W530?

Unless you are able to bypass this problem by flashing a modified BIOS, stick with the Core i7-3840QM. Great, thanks for the advice dude I will keep everybody up to date as to how the upgrade works. This CPU upgrade and the upcoming thinkmod for the 34 mm Extresscard NVME adapter , those 2 are the ...
by TinkerMan
Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: 3840 QM or 3920 XM for W530?
Replies: 2
Views: 104

3840 QM or 3920 XM for W530?

Hy, I want to ask the community which is the better option to upgrade an W530 equipped with the quadro K200M, heat wise and performance, i know the XM is a 55W piece and the QM is a 45 W piece, so from a heat perspective it makes sense to go the QM route, but i am not sure, does having an XM makes s...
by TinkerMan
Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 experience on Windows 10
Replies: 38
Views: 2520

Re: T61 experience on Windows 10

out of the box win 10 ran perfectly on my T601, the only thing i had to work it out was the green battery gauge, i had to try several drivers, I also had to install fingerprint drivers, but finally i got it to work, thats it, everything else just worked. In my experience the fingerprint drivers fro...
by TinkerMan
Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Blu ray player on T61?
Replies: 4
Views: 621

Re: Blu ray player on T61?

To be clear, the T4xx series and the T6x series have totally different ultrabay modules. The former uses slimline SATA as the interface and the latter uses a propietrary ThinkPad connector based off IDE. SATA based bluray laptop drives are definitely available if you look hard enough but unfortunat...
by TinkerMan
Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:31 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Blu ray player on T61?
Replies: 4
Views: 621

Blu ray player on T61?

Hello,
Did Lenovo ever produce a blu ray player that fits into the ultra bay of T60/T61/T430s and other models which have the exact same ultra bays as the ones i mentioned?

thank you
by TinkerMan
Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 experience on Windows 10
Replies: 38
Views: 2520

Re: T61 experience on Windows 10

I have win 10 on my Frankie T601, and on X201, X230 and W530 out of the box win 10 ran perfectly on my T601, the only thing i had to work it out was the green battery gauge, i had to try several drivers, I also had to install fingerprint drivers, but finally i got it to work, thats it, everything el...
by TinkerMan
Thu May 07, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: Anyone upgrade a W530 from W7 to W10?
Replies: 19
Views: 5125

Re: Anyone upgrade a W530 from W7 to W10?

This was my W530 adventure completed before 14-Jan-2020. My W530 is and was Win7. With MS ending support for Win7 ... it was time to look to Win10. But instead of replacing Win7 I installed Win10 to its own partition ... giving me dual boot. The installation was very simple and quite fast. I did th...
by TinkerMan
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: IBM Thinkpad Battery Re-Celling Battery Rebuild Tutorial
Replies: 25
Views: 33723

Re: IBM Thinkpad Battery Re-Celling Battery Rebuild Tutorial

IIRC the Li-ion battery doesn't use 18650 cells, but something a bit smaller, maybe 17500? of which thinkpad battery are you talking about? does anyone have a list of type of cells each thinkpad battery have? like the X230/X220 batteries have different sizes, there is slim 6 cell pack and a thick 6...
by TinkerMan
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: a new age for my frankenpad T601 X9000, w7 pro to W10 pro
Replies: 10
Views: 4838

Re: a new age for my frankenpad T601 X9000, w7 pro to W10 pro

my main problem right now is the battery gauge, no matter what I do, I cant install it. weird, since 2 other thinkpad machines have it in W10 W10 does not support the chip installed in T60 or T61; I'm not sure about T500/W500/R500 but would expect it not to work as well. Not every thinkpad is the s...
by TinkerMan
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: a new age for my frankenpad T601 X9000, w7 pro to W10 pro
Replies: 10
Views: 4838

Re: a new age for my frankenpad T601 X9000, w7 pro to W10 pro

Probably a bit late to help but I find that W10 loads its own drivers and that is all that is necessary. I steer clear of ThinkVantage bloatware and use iobit's DriverBooster if I want to check for later drivers. I have loaded the W7 video drivers in the past to try and improve the VGA resolution a...
by TinkerMan
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: a new age for my frankenpad T601 X9000, w7 pro to W10 pro
Replies: 10
Views: 4838

Re: a new age for my frankenpad T601 X9000, w7 pro to W10 pro

UPDATE, in order to prep myself to transition my T601 to W10 i used the test bed the T60 low spec to do the same, w10 installed and most things work fine, I also installed thinkvantage but the green battery gauge doest appear, no matter what driver I use, it will not install the green gauge. The thi...
by TinkerMan
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: a new age for my frankenpad T601 X9000, w7 pro to W10 pro
Replies: 10
Views: 4838

a new age for my frankenpad T601 X9000, w7 pro to W10 pro

hello people it is my intention of using this weekend to upgrade my X9000 T601 Frankenpad from W7 to W10 i know i can install W10 on it , since I already upgraded a low spec T60 to W10, but that was not my machine, so I didnt have much time to spend and tweak it , so all I know is that the system wa...
by TinkerMan
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: upgrading, sort of, X230 to windows 10 pro
Replies: 3
Views: 2202

Re: upgrading, sort of, X230 to windows 10 pro

update, i managed to install lenovo vantage, this time it downloaded and installed the thing even if i didnt connect to a microsoft account.

anyway, now that that is done, any more suggestions on how to have the best X230 experience while on win 10?
by TinkerMan
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: upgrading, sort of, X230 to windows 10 pro
Replies: 3
Views: 2202

upgrading, sort of, X230 to windows 10 pro

so, i just upgraded my x230 from w7 pro to win 10 pro, yes, they still give the upgrades for free as long as the w7 key is legit, or almost legit. out of the box the sound and luminosity bars work, as well as the thinklight . however i lost the power manager , as expected. i tried to install the van...
by TinkerMan
Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: ThinkPad P1/P40/P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: 15 inch ThinkPad purchase guidance
Replies: 3
Views: 2816

Re: 15 inch ThinkPad purchase guidance

So, November 2019, is there a 15” ThinkPad with: *centered keyboard (no numpad) *Standard size RJ45 jack *1080P or 4K screen with ~90% or better SRGB coverage Thanks not sure about the RJ 45, you will need to check yourself on the images, but here are the models that might have all you need P43s or...
by TinkerMan
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: ThinkPad P1/P40/P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: P1/X1E battery question
Replies: 2
Views: 2521

Re: P1/X1E battery question

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:16 am
https://support.lenovo.com/ie/en/solutions/migr-50319

Generally in EMEA (Europe/Middle East/Asia) you can buy parts here: https://flexcommunityesales.force.com/LenovoEsales
dude, you are a treasure trove of info, thanks alot
by TinkerMan
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: ThinkPad P1/P40/P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: P1/X1E battery question
Replies: 2
Views: 2521

P1/X1E battery question

does anyone here know if there are other batteries that are compatible, size wise and form wise, with the P/X1E but with a larger capacity than the standard one which is 80.4 Wh? anything in the 90+ range? also, given that these batteries are internal , so not what we were used to in the classic thi...
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: 13
Views: 7182

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: 16
Views: 5764

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: 16
Views: 5764

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: 16
Views: 5764

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: 16
Views: 5764

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: 16
Views: 5764

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: 16
Views: 5764

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: 7227

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: 16
Views: 5764

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: 16
Views: 5764

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: 3957

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: 3957

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...

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