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by GrifterGuru
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: [PICS][GUIDE] Install MacOS 10.14 Mojave
Replies: 24
Views: 8772

Re: [PICS][GUIDE] Install MacOS 10.14 Mojave

Updated to Rev: 1.0.5 - 18/Jan/2019. :eek:

Updates include:

1) Additional Information
2) Patcher tool link updated
by GrifterGuru
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: [PICS][GUIDE] Install MacOS 10.14 Mojave
Replies: 24
Views: 8772

Re: [PICS][GUIDE] Install MacOS 10.14 Mojave

That is a rather interesting piece of information.

Thank you for letting me know. I will add that information to the main guide, which should help people avoid the same issue.

If you could drop me a PM at some point with further info on your experience/issues, I would appreciate it.
by GrifterGuru
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: [PICS][GUIDE] Install MacOS 10.14 Mojave
Replies: 24
Views: 8772

Re: [PICS][GUIDE] Install MacOS 10.14 Mojave

Ok, give me a day or two to run some tests. In the meantime: 1) what system are you installing on? 2) How did you format the HDD 3) What format did you choose for the HDD under the OSX disk utility? 4) What steps have you completed before hitting the issue? 5) How did you create the USB installer?
by GrifterGuru
Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: [PICS][GUIDE] Install MacOS 10.14 Mojave
Replies: 24
Views: 8772

Re: [PICS][GUIDE] Install MacOS 10.14 Mojave

Firstly, ALWAYS use DISKPART to clean the HDD Secondly, you will need to boot from the USB installer to finish the install, BEFORE trying to boot from the HDD. (As noted in the guide) When it is time to boot from the Install on the HDD, LEAVE THE USB STICK IN as the OS uses that to boot from, as you...
by GrifterGuru
Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Beware Update KB4457139
Replies: 26
Views: 2170

Re: Beware Update KB4457139

I have updates set in a way that I am in control as I see no other way to protect my OS install from crapware, spyware or stealthware from micrshaft. Besides, I always check KB numbers irrespective of what microshaft calls the (so-called) "update" ;) wow, i would never like to use my computer as su...
by GrifterGuru
Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: [PICS][GUIDE] Install MacOS 10.14 Mojave
Replies: 24
Views: 8772

Re: [PICS][GUIDE] Install MacOS 10.14 Mojave

Mojave 10.14.1 update patch will install without issues and has done for me on two machines as well as across multiple installs on my test machine*, so I can not see it being a problem. Macstore/Appstore/iCloud work for me on Mojave on the T420 and also on X220. Both have updated to 10.14.1 without ...
by GrifterGuru
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: What mods can be applied to stock T420?
Replies: 15
Views: 1221

Re: What mods can be applied to stock T420?

If she uses/used the machine at any medical centre/hospital, it will need disinfecting and a serious deep clean of the hardware. Hospitals/surgeries/medical centres are the filthiest, dirtiest places you will ever find yourself, not that you will see it as the "filth" is the unseen germ and bacteria...
by GrifterGuru
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: i5-2520M CPU for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 213

Re: i5-2520M CPU for sale

What socket and what generation?
by GrifterGuru
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: ONE reason for the 2nd Amendment
Replies: 41
Views: 3055

Re: ONE reason for the 2nd Amendment

Shoot to incapacitate first, shoot to kill second.

No excuses really.
by GrifterGuru
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: What mods can be applied to stock T420?
Replies: 15
Views: 1221

Re: What mods can be applied to stock T420?

Good point, I was thinking of the slice battery.....
by GrifterGuru
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: What mods can be applied to stock T420?
Replies: 15
Views: 1221

Re: What mods can be applied to stock T420?

Mods for a stock T420? Simple: 1) mSata in place of the WWAN board (underneath the unit, next to one of the RAM slots) 2) Ultrabay HDD Caddy and a decent SSD OR Ultrabay battery OR update / upgrade the optical drive 3) 16GB Ram (I am currently running 16GB [2x8GB] 1333Mhz, but upping that to either ...
by GrifterGuru
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Can a T420 charger power an X1 Carbon?
Replies: 10
Views: 387

Re: Can a T420 charger power an X1 Carbon?

RE the T420 Charger.. My T420 had, when I took ownership, a 90w adapter. Great for quick charge, for when using the T420 on a dock and useful when pushing the system limits. Also, my L412, T430, i5 X201, i5 X220 and i7 X220 all have 90w adapters I would honestly say grab a 90w and use it, not only f...
by GrifterGuru
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Did I just buy a FAKE Intel X9000 cpu ?!
Replies: 17
Views: 833

Re: Did I just buy a FAKE Intel X9000 cpu ?!

A quick google just pulled up the following from a search criteria of " AW80576 cpu " Intel Core 2 Duo AW80576 2153/10mb/1066mhz Laptop CPU Processor And here is the results page... https://www.google.com/search?q=AW80576+cpu&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8 Also I find it suspect that the upper panel labelling do...
by GrifterGuru
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Did I just buy a FAKE Intel X9000 cpu ?!
Replies: 17
Views: 833

Re: Did I just buy a FAKE Intel X9000 cpu ?!

Strangely enough, the odd ocassion I have had a problem, it has usually been with an ebay seller from China/Hong Kong and not always a fault of the seller, but I have found they will generally go out of their way to resolve the issue properly. It seems to be a matter of business pride to them at lea...
by GrifterGuru
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Did I just buy a FAKE Intel X9000 cpu ?!
Replies: 17
Views: 833

Re: Did I just buy a FAKE Intel X9000 cpu ?!

Just a quick update, I managed to acquire an Intel T9500 cpu, and that works perfectly in the laptop. So it's definitely not a BIOS related issue, something is just not right with that X9000 :( . Start a "Not as described" case as the X9000 CPU is unfit for purpose as advertised, that is, if it was...
by GrifterGuru
Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: [PICS][GUIDE] Install MacOS 10.14 Mojave
Replies: 24
Views: 8772

Re: [PICS][GUIDE] Install MacOS 10.14 Mojave

The graphics settings are related to the laptop on which you are installing MacOS Mojave.

As you do not mention which laptop you are installing MacOS on, I am unable to comment further.
by GrifterGuru
Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: NEC PowerMate MT 6101a - What is it?
Replies: 2
Views: 355

Re: NEC PowerMate MT 6101a - What is it?

Simply get the hardware ID's as described above and highlight them with the mouse, right click, select copy, go to google, paste the ID into the search bar and hit enter. The list of results will show the device type and hopefully a link to drivers from the manufacturer of the device. NEVER give out...
by GrifterGuru
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Yoga
Topic: Where can I buy spare parts for Yoga 520-14IKB?
Replies: 2
Views: 791

Re: Where can I buy spare parts for Yoga 520-14IKB?

Try ebay, then check the box next to "Worldwide" on the left hand side.

Usually brings something up.

Have you tried just searching for "Lenovo Yoga 520 xxxxxxxx" (Where xxxxxxxx = the part you need) or "Lenovo Yoga 520 replacement" or "Lenovo Yoga 520 spare" on ebay?
by GrifterGuru
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Putting together an ultimite Thinkpad for a friend
Replies: 5
Views: 336

Re: Putting together an ultimite Thinkpad for a friend

If I can run Final cut Pro X on my T420 with MacOS 10.14 Mojave, 16GB 1833Mhz RAM and a 4x8 i7 CPU with a base clock of 2Ghz and integrated graphics, then you/he/they should be good to go for SV13 if the T430 / T440/p proc is comparable or better spec'd (being higher gen it should be better anyway!).
by GrifterGuru
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Putting together an ultimite Thinkpad for a friend
Replies: 5
Views: 336

Re: Putting together an ultimite Thinkpad for a friend

For video editing, maybe consider 16gb as minimum RAM. Editing can be RAM hungry, as well as taxing on the CPU (Proc) so that should also guide your choice. Other than that, a decent size SSD, 256B or larger, will give the machine a good kick up the backside compared to a spinner drive. Remember, yo...
by GrifterGuru
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Change user name
Replies: 4
Views: 419

Re: Change user name

Given there is no option to do so, so far, in the UCP, I would imagine that asking an Admin would currently be the only way. I doubt the option unlocks at a higher post count , given my knowledge of phpBB forums (there is a caveat though!). It may, however, become unlocked** if you are placed/migrat...
by GrifterGuru
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: OS-X Questions
Topic: Sierra/High Sierra on the x220/x230 with nitrocaster's FHD Mod
Replies: 12
Views: 5301

Re: Sierra/High Sierra on the x220/x230 with nitrocaster's FHD Mod

John McDonnell does link out from his website to a discussion on the creating an EDID, as below: If you have installed a FHD (1920×1080) panel it may be necessary to remove the Replace 4th port with VGA patch in the Clover config.plist and take additional steps to inject a custom EDID. The discussio...
by GrifterGuru
Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: [PICS][GUIDE] Install MacOS 10.14 Mojave
Replies: 24
Views: 8772

Re: [PICS][GUIDE] Install MacOS 10.14 Mojave

You're welcome @abstracks ;) I will endeavour to update the guide with the information that you have found as it is very useful. In relation to the graphics issues, I am aware of occasional "tearing", though the easy way to overcome it is to go to the "Display" settings and switch from the resolutio...
by GrifterGuru
Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T550 - specs and video questions
Replies: 4
Views: 425

Re: T550 - specs and video questions

The information you were given, as well as the lenovo page, answers the question.

It's a type 20CJ.
by GrifterGuru
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Replacing My MB Air With A ThinkPad. Suggestions?
Replies: 11
Views: 1390

Re: Replacing My MB Air With A ThinkPad. Suggestions?

We all miss things occasionally. A lot of it is to do with speed reading or skim reading..
by GrifterGuru
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Replacing My MB Air With A ThinkPad. Suggestions?
Replies: 11
Views: 1390

Re: Replacing My MB Air With A ThinkPad. Suggestions?

Which is why I mentioned "An FHD LCD upgrade is about to be installed"..

A valid point though, none-the-less.
by GrifterGuru
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Replacing My MB Air With A ThinkPad. Suggestions?
Replies: 11
Views: 1390

Re: Replacing My MB Air With A ThinkPad. Suggestions?

For upgradeability, I would look at T420/(14") or x220 If you want to run OSX, then T420 is easy enough, or, come to that, an X220 (12"), though I'll admit, I am not a fan of the "Clunkpad (combined trackpad and mouse buttons). Both have classic keyboard. T430/X230 can be modified to house the class...
by GrifterGuru
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T500 Screen in a T520?
Replies: 27
Views: 2808

Re: T500 Screen in a T520?

What's your Username on there? would be interested to see some of your work. Any other place you detail the layout?
by GrifterGuru
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: [PICS][GUIDE] Install MacOS 10.14 Mojave
Replies: 24
Views: 8772

Re: [PICS][GUIDE] Install MacOS 10.14 Mojave

Aaaa, ok.

You should be able to upgrade from high-sierra to Mojave now..... I say should, but I do not know the full details for an X250..

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