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by axmaxwell
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS x230 parts
Replies: 5
Views: 682

Re: FS x230 parts

andrewpad wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:09 am
15 for keyboard?
Holding for you.
by axmaxwell
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS x230 parts
Replies: 5
Views: 682

Re: FS x230 parts

wujstefan wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:26 am
You have to include your asking price. Read forum rules.
My asking price is make me an offer and cover the shipping.
by axmaxwell
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: X230t best OS
Replies: 15
Views: 1058

Re: X230t best OS

Now I am looking for something suitable to use in bed. Perhaps an X of some kind. My idea behind the X230t is having a compact long battery life computer for deployment. It's nice because I can lie the screen flat as a tablet to watch movies or just leave it flip open. It has tons of entertainment ...
by axmaxwell
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: IBM or Lenovo Desktops/Workstations/ThinkStations only
Topic: Lenovo all in one conversion
Replies: 6
Views: 456

Re: Lenovo all in one conversion

Just get a VESA compatible MiniITX case and be done with this. There is no point in modding an M72 when a much easier solution exists. Also look into MicroITX and NanoITX boards. What are you trying to do that requires a custom board? The current case that is in I think is a vesa. It's an eMachine ...
by axmaxwell
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: IBM or Lenovo Desktops/Workstations/ThinkStations only
Topic: Lenovo all in one conversion
Replies: 6
Views: 456

Re: Lenovo all in one conversion

Thinkpad4by3 wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:23 pm
If you got a dremel, time, and a whole lot of will power...then yes.
Im mainly worried about board clearance
by axmaxwell
Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: IBM or Lenovo Desktops/Workstations/ThinkStations only
Topic: Lenovo all in one conversion
Replies: 6
Views: 456

Lenovo all in one conversion

So I want to put a regular Mini ITX board into a all in one desktop, and i have been looking at a Lenovo M72 chassis. Is this doable?
by axmaxwell
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Docking Station - Compatible with Thinkpad X230 Tablet?
Replies: 2
Views: 436

Re: Docking Station - Compatible with Thinkpad X230 Tablet?

Mine works fine. Searched X230 ultrabase dock on Ebay I paid $26 for the dock w/dvd drive, then paid $90 for a compatible lenovo bluray drive
by axmaxwell
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Open invitation
Replies: 2
Views: 1093

Open invitation

This is me posting an open invitation for United States based members of the ThinkPad forum to come and join my Facebook page. It is called: USA PC PARTS BUY SELL TRADE Membership is still quite small, but we are really looking to expand. In searching Facebook for groups of people selling computer p...
by axmaxwell
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS x230 parts
Replies: 5
Views: 682

FS x230 parts

I am selling my DVD drive for the x 220 and x230 ultrabase and my x230 non backlit keyboard and Palm rest. Make offer. I require $6.95 shipping so that it goes priority with tracking and insurance. I accept PayPal only, sent as paying for goods and services so that we are both protected from liabili...
by axmaxwell
Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: X230t best OS
Replies: 15
Views: 1058

Re: X230t best OS

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 7:46 am
In that case there's only one solution left for you, and it was made by IBM:
Image
The Selectric typewriter!
If IBM made a graphic design and engineering typewriter, I'd be all over that!
by axmaxwell
Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: X230t best OS
Replies: 15
Views: 1058

Re: X230t best OS

So I'm officially downloading the Windows 7 Pro ISO file that should work with my COA that came with this computer. I will boot it's from the disc and test it out and see if it solves some of my issues with torrenting. Looking forward to letting everyone know the result.
by axmaxwell
Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: X230t best OS
Replies: 15
Views: 1058

Re: X230t best OS

What are you not impressed with? Mine runs exceptionally well on 10 considering it's age. What is so impressive about it's performance? A 6th-7th gen CPU from 2015-16 has the same performance as your X230...even if it is less efficient. That's another issue I see in the future with Windows 10. They...
by axmaxwell
Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: X230t best OS
Replies: 15
Views: 1058

Re: X230t best OS

What are you not impressed with? Mine runs exceptionally well on 10 considering My case and point is personal data security, forced updates, and spyware. I am a writer, and I'd rather not have one of my upcoming books stolen by a Microsoft employee, and some of my sources would rather not have thei...
by axmaxwell
Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: X230t best OS
Replies: 15
Views: 1058

Re: X230t best OS

Puppy wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:12 am
Windows 10 is officially supported on X230.
Yeah I have it, but I feel like it's less functional than windows 7.
by axmaxwell
Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: X230t best OS
Replies: 15
Views: 1058

X230t best OS

I have been running my X230t with Windows 10 and I am honestly not impressed. I have much more experience with Windows 7 (I have a COA for it) but I'm worried about loss of touchscreen functionality.

Honest opinions from x230t owners only please, Is it better with 7 or 10?
by axmaxwell
Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Expresscard lock
Replies: 0
Views: 476

Expresscard lock

Is there a way to lock the express card in place? Every time I remove my CAC card it pulls the express card CAC reader out with it
by axmaxwell
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: I'm looking for X230T schematic
Replies: 7
Views: 970

Re: I'm looking for X230T schematic

Sorry voice text doesn't always worth the greatest on my mobile phone. I've never heard of a thing like a laptop schematic but the x230 and 230t service manual or maintenance manual has a complete breakdown of how to take everything down to the bare magnesium roll cage. That is probably the closest ...
by axmaxwell
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: I'm looking for X230T schematic
Replies: 7
Views: 970

Re: I'm looking for X230T schematic

You need to look for do you Lenovo service manual or maintenance manual. If you are Googling 'Lenovo schematic' that's probably why you're not finding anything.
by axmaxwell
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB - X230 or X230T (i5 or i7) 8GB
Replies: 9
Views: 713

Re: WTB - X230 or X230T (i5 or i7) 8GB

Honestly eBay is going to be your best option. The x230 series is a really good laptop with a lot of expansion capability. I picked up my i7 x230t and the guy thought that it only had 4 gigs of RAM. When I opened it up it would already have the 16 gig ram install, and it came with the non-touch scre...
by axmaxwell
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: I'm looking for X230T schematic
Replies: 7
Views: 970

Re: I'm looking for X230T schematic

Lenovo's website, free.
by axmaxwell
Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: W10: FIX for Lenovo Power Manager
Replies: 28
Views: 10912

Re: W10: FIX for Lenovo Power Manager

Thanks for the input. I figured the battery life wouldn't actually be 19 hours but considering I was getting about 2 hours out of the factory battery extending the Life by only 4 hours with another battery is kind of crap
by axmaxwell
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: W10: FIX for Lenovo Power Manager
Replies: 28
Views: 10912

Re: W10: FIX for Lenovo Power Manager

So I have a question may be related to this.

I have a 19 hour battery for my x230t and in reality it lasts about six hours. Could this be due to my Lenovo power manager being overridden by Windows 10 or just a bad battery?
by axmaxwell
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: X230t ultrabase Blu-Ray drivers
Replies: 2
Views: 383

Re: X230t ultrabase Blu-Ray drivers

dr_st wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:09 pm
I haven't needed drivers for optical drives since... DOS, I guess.

But BluRay may not be supported natively in all operating systems. What OS are you using?
It just started working. Thanks.
by axmaxwell
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: X230t ultrabase Blu-Ray drivers
Replies: 2
Views: 383

X230t ultrabase Blu-Ray drivers

Hey everyone
I recently bought the Blu-ray disc drive for the ultrabase. I have had issues finding the drivers to make the ultrabase BluRay drive work with my x230t. Can somebody link me to this driver?
by axmaxwell
Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Best drawing program tablet style ThinkPad
Replies: 5
Views: 873

Best drawing program tablet style ThinkPad

hi everyone
I've been working a lot with my x230t and the only thing I think is lacking is my ability to draw on it. Windows 10 standard drawing programs kind of suck. Looking for something not necessarily as advanced as Corel Draw, but a little bit more intuitive than Microsoft Paint
by axmaxwell
Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Use eBay? Who are you??
Replies: 117
Views: 92443

Re: Use eBay? Who are you??

nomadsurplus.

Militaria mainly. Sometimes used PCs and gun parts.
by axmaxwell
Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Unable to torrent
Replies: 10
Views: 710

Re: Unable to torrent

-removed by mistake-
by axmaxwell
Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Unable to torrent
Replies: 10
Views: 710

Re: Unable to torrent

I am afraid that you have to install Windows 7... That's pretty much impossible to do considering that Microsoft no longer sells Windows 7, and basically every reputable seller I found has been full of [censored] and just selling ripped versions. By now most have figured out that the paranoia over ...
by axmaxwell
Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Unable to torrent
Replies: 10
Views: 710

Re: Unable to torrent

So I checked and I do have BitTorrent as an exception, it works fine on my other computers which run Windows 7 but I'm still having issues with it on Windows 10
by axmaxwell
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Unable to torrent
Replies: 10
Views: 710

Unable to torrent

If this is not allowed, please delete. I recently updated my x230t to Windows 10 and I am running torrents from proxybay through BitTorrent with use of a VPN. On any of my other computers it is not an issue to download through BitTorrent but I have absolutely zero capability of starting new download...

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