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by MEA707
Sat Nov 14, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Help identify this part from T61
Replies: 2
Views: 1889

Re: Help identify this part from T61

It's for one of the speakers.
by MEA707
Thu Nov 12, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T460 fingerprint reader in T440p
Replies: 0
Views: 1389

T460 fingerprint reader in T440p

The fingerprint reader on my T440p has started to malfunction. Looking online, it appears that the T460 uses the same fingerprint reader part number, 0C45851. Can anyone confirm that the T460 does indeed use the same fingerprint reader and that it's interchangeable with the T440p?
by MEA707
Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: T61 fan rattle
Replies: 15
Views: 4268

Re: T61 fan rattle

Today I took the fan off the heatsink assembly, removed the fan itself and put a a drop of 3-in-1 oil, closed it back up, and the rattle is completely gone. I applied MasterGel Nano thermal paste replacing the previous Arctic Silver 5 I had and it's running cooler now as well. Nice! I mean this tri...
by MEA707
Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: T61 fan rattle
Replies: 15
Views: 4268

Re: T61 fan rattle

UPDATE:

Today I took the fan off the heatsink assembly, removed the fan itself and put a a drop of 3-in-1 oil, closed it back up, and the rattle is completely gone.

I applied MasterGel Nano thermal paste replacing the previous Arctic Silver 5 I had and it's running cooler now as well.
by MEA707
Wed Oct 07, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: T61 experience on Windows 10
Replies: 51
Views: 8918

Re: T61 experience on Windows 10

Yeah I did, I decided to disable it again as I feel the T61 touchpad is too small for two finger scrolling. I prefer one finger scrolling on it. On the other hand, two finger scrolling on my T440p is perfect and easy. For the record, two finger scrolling also did not work with the 19.0.17.142 driver...
by MEA707
Wed Oct 07, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: T61 experience on Windows 10
Replies: 51
Views: 8918

Re: T61 experience on Windows 10

What Synaptics driver version are T61 Windows 10 users running? I have found 18.1.27.43 to be the best one as it allows middle button scrolling to work in the Windows 10 metro apps (such as the Microsoft Store): https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/ds101836 The latest Windows 10 driver, 19.0.1...
by MEA707
Mon Oct 05, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: T61 experience on Windows 10
Replies: 51
Views: 8918

Re: T61 experience on Windows 10

The only complaint I've had thus far on mine is that if I close the lid (suspend), more often than not when I reopen and try to resume, the display's messed up - the full screen is reduced to about 80% size, the colors are screwy, and there are weird patterns all over. Basically unusable. Doing ful...
by MEA707
Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: T61 experience on Windows 10
Replies: 51
Views: 8918

Re: T61 experience on Windows 10

I believe you need to use the utility or the wireless switch for the LED to come off. Unlike wifi which the LED is controlled by the wifi card, I don't think that's the case with the bluetooth. It's strange how when I had Linux on it, the default Bluetooth on/off switch controls the LED light, yet ...
by MEA707
Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: T61 experience on Windows 10
Replies: 51
Views: 8918

Re: T61 experience on Windows 10

Some updates on my T61, I decided to give Windows 10 a try again. I've done the following: 1) Upgraded from 4GB to 8GB RAM. 2) Removed the useless 1GB Intel Turbo Memory. 3) Replaced the Intel 4965 AGN WiFi card with the Intel 6300 AGN WiFI card. Everything is running great, the 8GB versus 4GB made ...
by MEA707
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Nvs 140m vs X3100 board
Replies: 14
Views: 3958

Re: Nvs 140m vs X3100 board

My T61 with NVS 140M failed 7 years ago and I ended up replacing it with an X3100 board 3 years ago to bring it back to life. It has no problem playing 1080p videos on YouTube as long as they're not 60fps. I had Windows 7 on it and switched over to Linux Mint earlier this year and have the same pla...
by MEA707
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Nvs 140m vs X3100 board
Replies: 14
Views: 3958

Re: Nvs 140m vs X3100 board

My T61 with NVS 140M failed 7 years ago and I ended up replacing it with an X3100 board 3 years ago to bring it back to life. It has no problem playing 1080p videos on YouTube as long as they're not 60fps. I had Windows 7 on it and switched over to Linux Mint earlier this year and have the same play...
by MEA707
Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: T61 experience on Windows 10
Replies: 51
Views: 8918

Re: T61 experience on Windows 10

Thanks for the info. I've been away from my T61 for almost a month now and will be away from it for a while longer, but will look at trying Windows 10 again on it at some point.

Quite happy running Linux Mint on it though, it's very fast.
by MEA707
Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: T61 experience on Windows 10
Replies: 51
Views: 8918

Re: T61 experience on Windows 10

What have people's experience been in getting the hot keys to work on Windows 10? I have found the mute button on my T61 to not work in Windows 10, but all the other hot keys appeared to have worked fine.
by MEA707
Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: T61 experience on Windows 10
Replies: 51
Views: 8918

Re: T61 experience on Windows 10

I'm running WIN10 on my T61 right now. 4GB of RAM, an SSD, Intel 7260 and it works well. I had very few problems with the drivers. I am waiting on a T61p I just bought to get here and will be installing Ubuntu or Mint on it to see how well it does. But for what I need, this T61 has done the busines...
by MEA707
Sat May 16, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: T61 DDR2 667MHz or 800MHz
Replies: 18
Views: 4832

Re: T61 DDR2 667MHz or 800MHz

Update on the RAM, I received it yesterday after 24 days in transit. I installed it in my T61 and it worked just fine, and ran Memtest86+ for 1 full hour and no errors shown. However, it is not genuine. I was suspicious from the generic packaging and the part number on the sticker, does not match 4G...
by MEA707
Thu May 14, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: T61 fan rattle
Replies: 15
Views: 4268

Re: T61 fan rattle

If you can take your fan apart, you can also just try and lubricate your fan if the fan allows you to do so, and that most likely will solve you that problem. Did that to like 3 T43 long fans and one T41 short fan and no problems with noise since. For these things the fan blades come off the base o...
by MEA707
Thu May 14, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: T61 fan rattle
Replies: 15
Views: 4268

T61 fan rattle

The fan on my 14.1" widescreen T61 is starting to rattle a bit, or maybe it has for a while and I've only started noticing it now that I replaced the hard drive with a solid state. It rattles at specific RPMs and is loudest as the RPMs are increasing rapidly or slowing down rapidly. I'm assuming the...
by MEA707
Fri May 01, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: W10: FIX for Lenovo Power Manager
Replies: 31
Views: 32382

Re: W10: FIX for Lenovo Power Manager

Has anyone gotten the new Lenovo Power Manager used for Lenovo Vantage to work in the T61? The installer runs but it doesn't actually properly install it.

https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/ds541411

Pretty sure it just doesn't work on the T61, but thought I'd ask.
by MEA707
Fri May 01, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T450s - upgrade to SSD
Replies: 7
Views: 2284

Re: T450s - upgrade to SSD

Samsung 860 pro ? Either Evo or Pro. The Pro lines are expensive, but if you want peace of mind in terms of reliability, go for it. The speed increase over the Evo is negligible and not noticeable in real life, so the reason to pay the premium is for reliability and peace of mind, especially if you...
by MEA707
Fri May 01, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: T61 + SSD?
Replies: 3
Views: 2454

Re: T61 + SSD?

Definitely, just make sure to install the Middleton BIOS to unlock the motherboard's SATA II speed capabilities.

There's good information here:
http://www.thinkpads.com/t61/

You'll be amazed at the performance increase compared to an HDD.
by MEA707
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: T61 experience on Windows 10
Replies: 51
Views: 8918

Re: T61 experience on Windows 10

Thanks for the feedback everyone, I'm about to embark on the last and final upgrade for my T61, to go from 4GB to 8GB of RAM.

Thought about trying Windows 10 again, but with the audio and bluetooth problems I had, I don't think it's worth the hassle.
by MEA707
Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T440p i7 4712MQ heat?
Replies: 22
Views: 7021

Re: T440p i7 4712MQ heat?

NO change in in idle temp with Kryonaut however there was a big change in temp under load.. it seems that the more the load was the less the temperature increase. In my experience, the Kryonaeut was very effective in reducing temperatures while under load. My exact experience. No change in idle tem...
by MEA707
Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: T61 experience on Windows 10
Replies: 51
Views: 8918

T61 experience on Windows 10

A few weeks ago when I finally decided to put an SSD in my T61, I figured I'd give Windows 10 a try on it and the experience was far from smooth. I could not get the sound to work, I eventually downloaded the Windows 7 SoundMax drivers and those brought the sound to work but upon restart, I lost the...
by MEA707
Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T440p i7 4712MQ heat?
Replies: 22
Views: 7021

Re: T440p i7 4712MQ heat?

UPDATE: Just changed the thermal paste with Kryonaut and watched that video is the max temperatures reached were 82 degrees and that was with a bit of multitasking while it was playing. That's a decent improvement from the 92 degrees and I can tolerate that, as long as it doesn't trigger thermal thr...
by MEA707
Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T440p i7 4712MQ heat?
Replies: 22
Views: 7021

Re: T440p i7 4712MQ heat?

I ordered some Kryonaut per your recommendation and from what I've read a lot online. It seems very good, HOWEVER, it also may not be the best application if the laptop naturally runs at very high temperatures. Apparently after 80 degrees C, it will start to dry up and lose effectiveness, which is n...
by MEA707
Mon Apr 27, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T440p i7 4712MQ heat?
Replies: 22
Views: 7021

Re: T440p i7 4712MQ heat?

Did you apply it using the spread or pea method? Or some other method?
by MEA707
Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T440p i7 4712MQ heat?
Replies: 22
Views: 7021

Re: T440p i7 4712MQ heat?

I watched this same youtube on my T440p with FHD, iGPU and i7-4702MQ (with Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut). Temperature never went over 56 C. Guess it's time for you to refresh the thermal paste with Kryonaut. For the how-to: http://www.arcticsilver.com/pdf/appmeth/int/ss/intel_app_method_surface_spread_...
by MEA707
Mon Apr 27, 2020 2:11 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T440p i7 4712MQ heat?
Replies: 22
Views: 7021

Re: T440p i7 4712MQ heat?

I have an i7-4800MQ in mine and it idles in the low 50's. If I watch a 4K60fps video such as the one below, it will hit 92 degrees and thermal throttle. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXb3EKWsInQ These are hot running laptops, granted I have not removed the fan/heatsink assembly and reapply thermal...
by MEA707
Sat Apr 25, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: T61 DDR2 667MHz or 800MHz
Replies: 18
Views: 4832

Re: T61 DDR2 667MHz or 800MHz

Counterfeit is definitely a concern... Luckily this seller has many reviews the vast majority positive and offers free return shipping, otherwise I would have been much more hesitant to buy it. I'm not too concerned about the photos all being similar as they're probably all using stock photos from t...
by MEA707
Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: T61 DDR2 667MHz or 800MHz
Replies: 18
Views: 4832

Re: T61 DDR2 667MHz or 800MHz

Dorronto is looking to buy 2x4GB for a T61: https://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=130483 Thanks, after I receive the kit I'll install it and then see how I feel about keeping it. @ MEA707 , hello fellow Mint user! :D That's a vary good choice for first touch with Linux, I hope you enjoy ...

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