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by Bionicman
Sat Feb 03, 2024 8:07 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Two external displays with T61 and docking station?
Replies: 22
Views: 1632

Re: Two external displays with T61 and docking station?

https://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=135945&sid=3c95ce6a28b0b1422edd6033e5949ec9 Link to my another thread where it went off on a tangent, stopped receiving replies, and had different title. Wandering if it's possible to setup two external displays as per a comment in above thread where...
by Bionicman
Sun Oct 22, 2023 4:54 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X330 Review
Replies: 33
Views: 13972

Re: X330 Review

Hey everyone, A while back, I acquired an X330 display adapter from xytech, and recently, I decided to solder this display kit onto my x230 board. However, I've been facing some issues. It seems that I can no longer access the mod page for x330, possibly due to the xytech website being down. My mai...
by Bionicman
Thu Sep 28, 2023 4:54 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: a T430 with a classic keyboard and FHD IPS mod
Replies: 26
Views: 18441

Re: a T430 with a classic keyboard and FHD IPS mod

TPFanatic wrote:
Thu Sep 28, 2023 8:30 am

You can use expresscard to expand, eg. graphics (EXP GDC Beast), NVME storage (cheap aliexpress adapter).
Any idea with which nvm drives the aliexpress expresscard to NVM adapter works ?
by Bionicman
Tue Aug 15, 2023 9:16 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X330 and port replicator
Replies: 7
Views: 22152

Re: X330 and port replicator

What about the Ultrabase? IIRC, that one has pins only for Dock DP#1. Do you still need to tape any pins on the connector if you use that? I have tested this solution with the ultrabase and not with the others. This port replicator 3 doesn't seem to have DP or DVI at all ? I'm not sure about your c...
by Bionicman
Mon Aug 14, 2023 5:32 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X330 and port replicator
Replies: 7
Views: 22152

Re: X330 and port replicator

Check this one: https://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.p ... ng#p867123
There should be a link with a picture showing which pins are taped. Just bear in mind, the taping may fall one day, as mine did :)
by Bionicman
Tue Jun 27, 2023 6:13 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB still looking for Ultrabay/knock-off HDD caddy for T61
Replies: 5
Views: 2364

Re: WTB still looking for Ultrabay/knock-off HDD caddy for T61

Will try to check locally, some time ago they weren't hard to find.
by Bionicman
Mon Jun 26, 2023 11:57 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X330 Review
Replies: 33
Views: 13972

Re: X330 Review

Dammit I spelled that wrong, I meant usb3 + esata. Big difference. My bad. :oops: But you gave me an idea. Since the adapter board is (msata + usb3 + internal usb2) to expresscard by K.K. , I moved the msata SSD to the WWAN slot. I can't disconnect the adapter board as a whole, it seems to be solde...
by Bionicman
Sun Jun 25, 2023 5:00 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB WUXGA LP154WU1-TLB1
Replies: 1
Views: 484

WTB WUXGA LP154WU1-TLB1

Does anyone know where one can find CCFL WUXGA screen matte compatible with W500 ?
The stock LTN154U2-L05 is not very bright (have seen them side by side personally). The LP154WU1-TLB1 seems to be fine.
Any other similarly good WUXGA matte ccfl is welcome as well.
by Bionicman
Mon Jun 19, 2023 10:22 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X330 Review
Replies: 33
Views: 13972

Re: X330 Review

I would sus the expresscard device. I haven't yet met an expresscard device that doesn't slaughter the battery life. I own an expresscard to USB3 + MSATA and it gets annoyingly warm under the palmrest in any machine I install it in. Possibly the USB 2.0 pass through devices like the old T410s/20s/3...
by Bionicman
Sun Jun 18, 2023 3:49 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X330 Review
Replies: 33
Views: 13972

Re: X330 Review

short update - my X330 with I5-3230 and 16:9 ips fhd screen has been performing worse on batteries lately. Tries to eat through a 44Wh batery in two hours, or similarly a 55Wh battery barely survives 3h. Mine has a expresscard msata mod, but I doubt that is the main reason. May be it is the custom 2...
by Bionicman
Sun May 07, 2023 1:51 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Explanation why people collect Thinkpads
Replies: 9
Views: 3799

Re: Explanation why people collect Thinkpads

bemymonkey wrote:
Sat May 06, 2023 9:57 am
Things break, gotta have (a lot of) spares :banana:
Well, that's what I thought, but (un)surprisingly they don't wanna break... so having a spare one for parts usually ends in having... just more machines :D
by Bionicman
Thu Apr 20, 2023 12:00 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: 2nd WLAN Card in T500 Works Fine / Extra MPCIE Slot Uses
Replies: 9
Views: 3696

Re: 2nd WLAN Card in T500 Works Fine / Extra MPCIE Slot Uses

I did a NWL bios flash and taped Pin 20 on an extra 3945ABG just to see if it would work, and it worked fine in the WWAN slot with the WWAN antennas, appeared to have the same reception as the 5100N in the main slot. As a bonus it blinks the WiFi light too. We can also put NVME SSDS in the MPCIE sl...
by Bionicman
Thu Mar 30, 2023 11:20 am
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: T601 Curious problems (slow speeds) in caddy drive after cloning.
Replies: 9
Views: 4346

Re: T601 Curious problems (slow speeds) in caddy drive after cloning.

The CD/DVD drive bay is PATA/IDE, not SATA. The HDD caddy for the T60 series has an IDE-to-SATA bridge chip. I have one (Fenvi brand) for my X61 ultrabase, and it runs frickin' hot. :O Does that mean that such a caddy is different from that one : ultrabay slim serial ATA FRU/N 45J7902 P/N 45J901 co...
by Bionicman
Thu Mar 30, 2023 6:32 am
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: T601 Curious problems (slow speeds) in caddy drive after cloning.
Replies: 9
Views: 4346

Re: T601 Curious problems (slow speeds) in caddy drive after cloning.

I have not tried this on a T61/R61 just yet but I have tried this with the same specced same 965GM equipped Latitude D630/D830 and Compaq 6910p, all of them have this exact same problem. Then curiously, their previous gen with these exact same caddies (D620 and Compaq nc6400 with 945GM) do not have...
by Bionicman
Mon Mar 27, 2023 6:24 am
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: T601 Curious problems (slow speeds) in caddy drive after cloning.
Replies: 9
Views: 4346

Re: T601 Curious problems (slow speeds) in caddy drive after cloning.

I'm not sure Macrium has a setting to clone to a larger disk during the cloning process. But I don't think the problem was with Macrium, everything works fine with it. It has happened just exactly after Expanding cloned drive, the steps are the same as in the manual. In this manual they just show ho...
by Bionicman
Sat Mar 25, 2023 3:45 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: T601 Curious problems (slow speeds) in caddy drive after cloning.
Replies: 9
Views: 4346

Re: T601 Curious problems (slow speeds) in caddy drive after cloning.

I've never tried using an SSD in the T61's ultrabay. But as you know the T61 uses a PATA-SATA bridge for the Ultrabay. SSDs don't play nicely with PATA interfaces. The SSD will technically work but a lot of the optimizations that make SSDs scream just don't translate across the bus. HDDs and SSDs a...
by Bionicman
Sat Mar 25, 2023 2:51 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WANTED: Lenovo External Keyboard (SK 8835 8840 8845 8855)
Replies: 3
Views: 4948

Re: WANTED: Lenovo External Keyboard (SK 8835 8840 8845 8855)

If you don't care what are the labels on the keys, then you can use mostly any keyboard out there. Provided that you use standard English / US layout in your OS. Personally I use french and german keyboards for example. I think the price difference is dictated by the fact that the majority of users ...
by Bionicman
Tue Mar 14, 2023 5:53 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: QHD vs FHD area comparison
Replies: 3
Views: 1772

Re: QHD vs FHD area comparison

Isn't the area calculated based on the actual screen area ? For example if we take a screen with 41sm width (without the bezels, just the screen) and height of 30.8cm we get 1262 cm² or around 0,13 m². That would be our screen area no matter the resolution. Without the use of DPI upscaling, FHD on a...
by Bionicman
Tue Mar 07, 2023 8:53 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: T420 Upradability
Replies: 35
Views: 7317

Re: T420 Upradability

It won't perform quite the same, but just removing the HDD you will feel it flies. I'm wondering what better CPU to put in my T420 than the i5 and if its worth it. Well I discovered that the mini PCIe slot beside the bottom RAM slot can accept an mSATA drive. Will not have to get rid of the HDD and...
by Bionicman
Sun Mar 05, 2023 5:11 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: T420 Upradability
Replies: 35
Views: 7317

Re: T420 Upradability

That's strange, the i5-2520 or 2540 seem to make the T420 one of the coolest laptops I've seen. Most of the time I can't hear the fans. Can the i7-2670QM run reasonably stable ?
by Bionicman
Sat Mar 04, 2023 7:10 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: TPFC all of a sudden doesn't detect temperature (T520 W7 Ultimate)
Replies: 5
Views: 26342

Re: TPFC all of a sudden doesn't detect temperature (T520 W7 Ultimate)

I have no idea why, but NFC somehow "reset" the problem and tpfc came back online on the next restart. Could have been coincidence though. Now you may get a chuckle out of this one... So I downloaded NFC 1.63 a couple of hours ago but when I tried to run the setup it just froze. Twice in a row. So ...
by Bionicman
Sat Mar 04, 2023 3:24 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: T420 Upradability
Replies: 35
Views: 7317

Re: T420 Upradability

Thanks again. Will check for that second SODDIMM slot. Will go and get a decent SSD. And my T420 would be at the same performance level as my T440p with an i7 quad. It won't perform quite the same, but just removing the HDD you will feel it flies. I'm wondering what better CPU to put in my T420 tha...
by Bionicman
Sat Mar 04, 2023 3:11 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: T601 Curious problems (slow speeds) in caddy drive after cloning.
Replies: 9
Views: 4346

T601 Curious problems (slow speeds) in caddy drive after cloning.

I'm hoping someone with similar experience could explain this situation: A T601 Frankenpad uses SATA HDD scorpio black 320GB in the ultrabay. (ultrabay slim serial ATA FRU/N 45J7902 P/N 45J901). After cloning the HDD (using Macrium reflect) to a 512GB SSD, if I put this SSD in exaclty the same caddy...
by Bionicman
Mon Feb 20, 2023 4:54 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: TPFC all of a sudden doesn't detect temperature (T520 W7 Ultimate)
Replies: 5
Views: 26342

Re: TPFC all of a sudden doesn't detect temperature (T520 W7 Ultimate)

Many thanks for replying! :thumbs-UP: After reboot the problem is gone, and TPFC boots on startup. My problem is that TPFC remained buggy after re-boot, and even after re-install. Forgot about NFC altogether, might have to look into that... just checked my notes. The first time it happened, it didn...
by Bionicman
Mon Feb 20, 2023 6:35 am
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: TPFC all of a sudden doesn't detect temperature (T520 W7 Ultimate)
Replies: 5
Views: 26342

Re: TPFC all of a sudden doesn't detect temperature (T520 W7 Ultimate)

Happened several times to my T420. Similarly, I have been using TPFC without any problems on many machines. One day suddenly I got 0 C and n/a readings. Fan doesn't spin up if laptop gets hot. When TPFC killed, laptop works with fan on full blast. I think its a bug with some sensor chip, since I ins...
by Bionicman
Sat Jan 21, 2023 11:52 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: Windows 10 unjustified low battery warning
Replies: 3
Views: 3233

Re: Windows 10 unjustified low battery warning

Kingsener batteries have a range of models, including X230. Their batteries tend to hold good charge the first 30-40 cycles.
Later they start to lose charge, but it happens mostly gradually, usually no sudden big drops.
by Bionicman
Mon Jan 16, 2023 10:12 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: any thinkpad with classic screen aspect ratio?
Replies: 3
Views: 1986

Re: any thinkpad with classic screen aspect ratio?

Thinkpad Carbon X1 gen 9 went back to 16:10 as well.
by Bionicman
Mon Jan 16, 2023 10:04 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Any idea on where to get a T60 frankenpad?
Replies: 6
Views: 4085

Re: Any idea on where to get a T60 frankenpad?

DiSNTB wrote:
Mon Jan 16, 2023 5:19 am
Hello everyone,
I stumbled upon this community while looking for an IBM T60 model - I'm very keen to buy a frankenpad, any idea where to start? :)
is this specifically a T60 model, or are you searching for T61 frankenpad as well?
by Bionicman
Mon Jan 16, 2023 7:47 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: My Thinkpad T430 & eGPU - EXP GDC V8 Expresscard - Experience
Replies: 4
Views: 9761

Re: My Thinkpad T430 & eGPU - EXP GDC V8 Expresscard - Experience

Hello, sorry for reviving and hijacking a dead thread. Just hoping someone would give some new insight. I am currently trying to run EXP GDC beast 8.5c powered by AC Adapter DELL ADP-220AB. The GPU is Geforce MSI750TI connected through the expressCard slot in Thinkpad T420 with 8GB ram on win7. I re...
by Bionicman
Thu Dec 08, 2022 6:04 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T450 in A.D 2023 ?
Replies: 8
Views: 2369

Re: T450 in A.D 2023 ?

From what I have seen, people are worried too much about the production year of a machine. The best advice would be - try it. Most of the time, other factors contribute to user's experience far more than how old it is. For example I have a 2020 business class ultrabook, but I'm typing this on a i5 T...

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