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by rdrake
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T440 - available screen transplant?
Replies: 3
Views: 1208

Re: T440 - available screen transplant?

Okay, I'm back! The touch digitizer is cracked. Need to know if I can take the digitizer off and use the screen in a non-touch T450?
by rdrake
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T440 - available screen transplant?
Replies: 3
Views: 1208

Re: T440 - available screen transplant?

Never mind. Did a brain transplant.
by rdrake
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T440 - available screen transplant?
Replies: 3
Views: 1208

T440 - available screen transplant?

I received two freebie T440 laptops. One is torn apart and apparently has a dead motherboard and a touch screen. The other has a HD screen with a white line across the centre. Question is: 1. Can I removed the touch screen digitizer from the second laptop HD+ screen and 2. then put it in the T440 wi...
by rdrake
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: AMT, AT, can't disable
Replies: 0
Views: 1675

AMT, AT, can't disable

Okay, so I disabled both in bios but I used a diagnostic program (HWiNFO64) and it shows that both are still active. So I did some research and found you should reactive both, then CTRL-P on boot, go in and change the Intel AT password, then disable there. Then I went back and disabled in the bios a...
by rdrake
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T440 wifi keeps crapping out
Replies: 3
Views: 1282

Re: T440 wifi keeps crapping out

Didn't work. Still disconnecting.
by rdrake
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T440 wifi keeps crapping out
Replies: 3
Views: 1282

Re: T440 wifi keeps crapping out

That's odd, I thought that was the first thing I tried. I was checked for turn off to save power...I'll see if that works. thanks. Just thinking, not sure why it would do that if I'm actively using the computer?
by rdrake
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T440 wifi keeps crapping out
Replies: 3
Views: 1282

T440 wifi keeps crapping out

The wifi on my T440 keeps disconnecting. Sometimes I can go for hours stable, other times its every 15 minutes or so that I get a disconnect. It basically drops my router, still sees neighboring routers and then reconnects after a minute or so. In extreme cases it drops all wireless. Any ideas on wh...
by rdrake
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Parts upgrade questions on T430
Replies: 12
Views: 4568

Re: Parts upgrade questions on T430

dr_st wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:53 pm
AndyMH wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:36 pm
I may be wrong, but think the mSATA port is SATA1
SATA2, I believe.
Would one notice the difference between SATA2 and SATA3? Would prefer to use the mSATA slot.
by rdrake
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Parts upgrade questions on T430
Replies: 12
Views: 4568

Re: Parts upgrade questions on T430

I've heard the FHDs have an issue with flickering. I've heard that too, of older kits but there's a few reports both here and on Reddit of people using a kit from taobao (I think) for the 420/430 and being flicker free. Check out the recent threads. Where on Reddit should I be looking? Here, there ...
by rdrake
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Parts upgrade questions on T430
Replies: 12
Views: 4568

Re: Parts upgrade questions on T430

TankPad wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:23 pm
By the time you buy the relevent screen and display cable and shipping, you'll be half way towards the cost of the FHD upgrade. Have you considered doing that instead?
I've heard the FHDs have an issue with flickering.
by rdrake
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Parts upgrade questions on T430
Replies: 12
Views: 4568

Re: Parts upgrade questions on T430

Anyone know where to find one of those cables to replace my low resolution display with an HD+ one?
by rdrake
Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S
Replies: 155
Views: 83587

Re: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S

I'll wait for more guinea pigs before jumping in. what would be a good screen match for this?
by rdrake
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Opinion Poll: Did I pay too much?
Replies: 4
Views: 2002

Re: Opinion Poll: Did I pay too much?

Paid $125 canadian for my T430, just the standard i5, 12gb of ram, 160gb hd, that crappy low res display but it looks in very good shape. Works fine. The higher resolution, much better cpu makes it a decent deal at $350.
by rdrake
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: SSD options on a T440
Replies: 8
Views: 10279

Re: SSD options on a T440

What are the SSD connection options on the T440 (NOT "s" or "p")? I cracked open the case and it looks like an mSATA slot next to the network card. I checked another forum and they claim its not an mSATA socket but a M.2 socket. I only saw two connectors not three. Which is correct? I'd prefer to u...
by rdrake
Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: SSD options on a T440
Replies: 8
Views: 10279

Re: SSD options on a T440

I mean the sockets look the same, the cards look very different (2 vs 3 "pins").
by rdrake
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: SSD options on a T440
Replies: 8
Views: 10279

Re: SSD options on a T440

Just to get things straight, the WWAN slot on the T440 is M.2. The one on the T430 is mSATA right? They look the same (I have both).
by rdrake
Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: SSD options on a T440
Replies: 8
Views: 10279

SSD options on a T440

What are the SSD connection options on the T440 (NOT "s" or "p")? I cracked open the case and it looks like an mSATA slot next to the network card. I checked another forum and they claim its not an mSATA socket but a M.2 socket. I only saw two connectors not three. Which is correct? I'd prefer to us...

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