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by abjumpr
Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: ThinkPad L430/L530 and later Series
Topic: L530 brief puff of smoke and getting hot
Replies: 5
Views: 973

Re: L530 brief puff of smoke and getting hot

Yeah, it will turn on and run and everything works, which is just odd. Nothing appears to be wrong as far as operating goes, other than something gets hot. I may have to just disassemble it down to the system board until I see something wrong. I was hopeful if maybe there was a common problem I coul...
by abjumpr
Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: ThinkPad L430/L530 and later Series
Topic: L530 brief puff of smoke and getting hot
Replies: 5
Views: 973

L530 brief puff of smoke and getting hot

Hello all, Was just doing normal things on my L530, and suddenly I saw a puff of smoke in the air and smelled something hot. I immediately noticed the right hand hinge and surrounding area was VERY hot so I powered it off and unplugged it/removed battery ASAP. It's cooled off now, nothing appears da...
by abjumpr
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: ThinkPad SL and L Series until L420/L520
Topic: The ultimate L520 Upgrades and Modifications thread
Replies: 6
Views: 8300

Re: The ultimate L520 Upgrades and Modifications thread

I recall someone JeffBai on this forum the Subreddit used an L520's HD+ cable an SL510's cable in the L420 to get HD+ in the L420. Images: https://imgur.com/a/Pd0RP Some L520 were equipped with HD+ screens and the appropriate HD+ cable. As with T410, T420, T430, and R-series, different cables for d...
by abjumpr
Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: ThinkPad SL and L Series until L420/L520
Topic: The ultimate L520 Upgrades and Modifications thread
Replies: 6
Views: 8300

Re: The ultimate L520 Upgrades and Modifications thread

Is the fan very loud at 7? If not, you can also set it to 64 - maximum RPM (which may be necessary in some particularly hot locales). From my experience, the only valid values are 0-7 on the L520. Anything higher than 7 will result in 0 RPM. 7 will operate it at around 4700RPM. You can definitely h...
by abjumpr
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: ThinkPad SL and L Series until L420/L520
Topic: The ultimate L520 Upgrades and Modifications thread
Replies: 6
Views: 8300

The ultimate L520 Upgrades and Modifications thread

If there is already a thread like this my apologies. There seems to be little conclusive information available readily, and the L520 doesn't appear to be as widely used as say, a T520. So I will be putting a list of official and un-official modifications here. The L520 is actually a pretty decent an...
by abjumpr
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: ThinkPad SL and L Series until L420/L520
Topic: L520 - aUDIO jACK & vIDEO pORT qUESTION
Replies: 2
Views: 16699

Re: L520 - aUDIO jACK & vIDEO pORT qUESTION

Video output on the L520 is DisplayPort only. You'll need an adapter to use HDMI. Sound over HDMI works (as long as your adapter supports it), and Windows 7 will recognize it as an HDMI audio device, correctly. I'm not sure if 5.1 surround works over HDMI, as I do not have any surround devices.

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