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by Jake.Werecat
Tue Dec 08, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: "1vyrain" - xx30 ThinkPad Jailbreak - Overclocking, Advanced Menu, ME Disable, Whitelist automated unlock with software!
Replies: 50
Views: 27472

Re: "1vyrain" - xx30 ThinkPad Jailbreak - Overclocking, Advanced Menu, ME Disable, Whitelist automated unlock with softw

On Tx30/Wx30/Xx30 machines it will disable whatever battery-check method Lenovo has forced into it. I am afraid, that's not quite the case. X230/T430/T530/W530 have separate BIOD and EC. When flashing 1vyrain the EC stays intact. One has to flash custom EC to disable battery whitelist before flashi...
by Jake.Werecat
Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS? IBM X61f frankenpad
Replies: 1
Views: 592

FS? IBM X61f frankenpad

Hi everyone, I am considering selling my X61f frankenpad. It's a fantastic computer, in exceptionally good shape, I had great fun finding, building and upgrading it, but since I finished it a year ago I mayby used it twice, most of the time it's just lying on the shelf collecting dust, as I can't fi...
by Jake.Werecat
Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: Very rare IBM keyboards
Replies: 3
Views: 974

Re: FS: Very rare IBM keyboards

Wow, that black one is absolutely cute, it's a pity that it has no numpad :(
by Jake.Werecat
Wed Oct 28, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: X61 still relevant in 2020?
Replies: 59
Views: 11199

Re: X61 still relevant in 2020?

I am following the topic, and wondering... why the afford? I mean, everything is possible, but what for? I love X61, it' one of the best ThinkPads ever made, I bought mine already having much more modern X230 & T430 just for fun and out of sentiment. I changed all the broken or scratched parts for n...
by Jake.Werecat
Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: [Medium Pictures] X230 not recognizing genuine "44" 4-Cell Battery
Replies: 29
Views: 11205

Re: [Medium Pictures] X230 not recognizing genuine "44" 4-Cell Battery

Oh, no no. No 3rd party batteries of unknown quality. I've never used non-genuine battery and I'd like to keep it that way. If I'm about give up on 4-cell batteries I can just buy 6-cell "44" form local reseller, as those are rather easily accessible. Or stick with my old one. I very seldom use the ...
by Jake.Werecat
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: [Medium Pictures] X230 not recognizing genuine "44" 4-Cell Battery
Replies: 29
Views: 11205

Re: [Medium Pictures] X230 not recognizing genuine "44" 4-Cell Battery

Actually I have not gathered any of those. I tried 5 or 6 different ones, but returned every single one to the shop to get my money back. Those batteries were far too expensive, to just live them laying about at home or prying them open myself. Besides, AFAIK, there are made with slim, cuboidal cell...
by Jake.Werecat
Wed Oct 21, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: X230 Synaptics driver bug [pics]
Replies: 4
Views: 1558

Re: X230 Synaptics driver bug [pics]

Good point, that would be more universal, and one could even make a clickable *.reg file for instant workaround injection.
by Jake.Werecat
Tue Oct 20, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: X230 Synaptics driver bug [pics]
Replies: 4
Views: 1558

Re: X230 Synaptics driver bug [pics]

As far as I did the reseach, there ain't no elegant solution for this bug, as well as as there is no explanation about the reason. But theres is a workaround. One need to change the following registry values: HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-2158515036-987303324-3988316896-1001\SOFTWARE\Synaptics\SynTPEnh\UltraN...
by Jake.Werecat
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: X230 Synaptics driver bug [pics]
Replies: 4
Views: 1558

Re: X230 Synaptics driver bug [pics]

Same issue described here: https://www.reddit.com/r/thinkpad/comments/53bkum/x230_middle_click_does_not_work_as_middle_click/ But without a solution. And also here: https://www.reddit.com/r/thinkpad/comments/6s529s/how_to_make_the_middle_scroll_button_a_middle/ but presented solution does not work. ...
by Jake.Werecat
Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: X230 Synaptics driver bug [pics]
Replies: 4
Views: 1558

X230 Synaptics driver bug [pics]

I am a long windows 7 user, however lately after win 7 support ended I am considering a transition. Yesterday I have installed Win 10 on a spare SSD, just to see how it behaves and if I was ready for that. Spooky thing happens with Synaptics touchpad driver. On win 7 I, as probably every thinkpad us...
by Jake.Werecat
Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: "1vyrain" - xx30 ThinkPad Jailbreak - Overclocking, Advanced Menu, ME Disable, Whitelist automated unlock with software!
Replies: 50
Views: 27472

Re: "1vyrain" - xx30 ThinkPad Jailbreak - Overclocking, Advanced Menu, ME Disable, Whitelist automated unlock with softw

Changing the motherboards of course fixed the issue with Security Chip in MFG mode, and unusable TPM, but did not fixed the fingerprint reader issue entirely. Logging to windows with old saved fingerprints was possible again, but enrolling new fingerprints still was not, my initial though was - mayb...
by Jake.Werecat
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: "1vyrain" - xx30 ThinkPad Jailbreak - Overclocking, Advanced Menu, ME Disable, Whitelist automated unlock with software!
Replies: 50
Views: 27472

Re: "1vyrain" - xx30 ThinkPad Jailbreak - Overclocking, Advanced Menu, ME Disable, Whitelist automated unlock with softw

Did you short the chips to clear the bios? Interesting side effect with windows licence... still works with the one code printed on the machine? Yup I did short a chip to clear the BIOS. Nope, Windows 8 license is gone forever, but I was not using it anyway, I have separate license for Windows 7 wh...
by Jake.Werecat
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: "1vyrain" - xx30 ThinkPad Jailbreak - Overclocking, Advanced Menu, ME Disable, Whitelist automated unlock with software!
Replies: 50
Views: 27472

Re: "1vyrain" - xx30 ThinkPad Jailbreak - Overclocking, Advanced Menu, ME Disable, Whitelist automated unlock with softw

Thanks for reply digmorepaka, but I'm afraid I have to disagree about the supervisor password. It was turned on and set to the same, known value as my power-on password, but after the mod my password wasn't accepted anymore. Oh no, no, no taping, cutting, tampering, short-circuiting or anything like...
by Jake.Werecat
Mon May 25, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: Removing Windows 8 BIOS-embedded key?
Replies: 9
Views: 4649

Re: Removing Windows 8 BIOS-embedded key?

Funny fact - 1vrain mode removed the key as a side effect.
by Jake.Werecat
Mon May 25, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: "1vyrain" - xx30 ThinkPad Jailbreak - Overclocking, Advanced Menu, ME Disable, Whitelist automated unlock with software!
Replies: 50
Views: 27472

Re: "1vyrain" - xx30 ThinkPad Jailbreak - Overclocking, Advanced Menu, ME Disable, Whitelist automated unlock with softw

With many thanks to RealBlackStuff I managed to recover the laptop. But yet there is another issue. the mod messed with fingerprints saved in BIOS so I got them all erased and tried to re-enrolled them. And that throws the following error: https://i.imgur.com/njzCZXt.png I'm wondering if this issue ...
by Jake.Werecat
Mon May 25, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: [Medium Pictures] X230 not recognizing genuine "44" 4-Cell Battery
Replies: 29
Views: 11205

Re: [Medium Pictures] X230 not recognizing genuine "44" 4-Cell Battery

That was exactly my thought. darn it! It's so insanely hard to find a working "44" battery these days. I've tried 7 (seven) from 3 different distributors and one private seller. All behave same way :(
by Jake.Werecat
Mon May 25, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: "1vyrain" - xx30 ThinkPad Jailbreak - Overclocking, Advanced Menu, ME Disable, Whitelist automated unlock with software!
Replies: 50
Views: 27472

Re: "1vyrain" - xx30 ThinkPad Jailbreak - Overclocking, Advanced Menu, ME Disable, Whitelist automated unlock with softw

Eh. I'm afraid I've just bricked my X230 trying. After successfully applying IVprep I ran 1vyrain from USB , to process went smoothly, the laptop suspended and then woke up, then restart twice, and I ended up with 0183: Bad CRC of Security Settings in EFI variable. Press F1 to enter Setup Then it as...
by Jake.Werecat
Mon May 25, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: [Medium Pictures] X230 not recognizing genuine "44" 4-Cell Battery
Replies: 29
Views: 11205

Re: X230 not recognizing genuine "44" 4-Cell Battery

tlp doesn't work on liveCD, but that's not a problem as I have Ubuntu installed.
There we go:
"44" 4-cell dead battery:
Image
For comparison, a working "44+" 6-cell one:
Image
by Jake.Werecat
Sun May 24, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: [Medium Pictures] X230 not recognizing genuine "44" 4-Cell Battery
Replies: 29
Views: 11205

Re: X230 not recognizing genuine "44" 4-Cell Battery

The story still goes. I found yet another battery, this time 2x cheaper, NOS, from private seller. As one can imagine I bought it right away. This one in opposite to previous 4? 5? ones has lenovo logo written with old good font. Of course it isn't working either. Same issue. On both X230 I have. Ev...
by Jake.Werecat
Sun May 17, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/W510/W520 and W700/W701 Series
Topic: 170 W 8.5 A is not enough
Replies: 8
Views: 4153

Re: 170 W 8.5 A is not enough

If this thesis seems stupid, so we can rephrase it... With this tabs you can't connect overpowered power brick to weak ThinkPad. (if i remember right X301 even haven't power sense signal wire in power socket). ThinkPads have tons of fuses. Each have its own amperage and each protects very own circu...
by Jake.Werecat
Sat May 16, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: [Solved]HDD caddy for t430.
Replies: 6
Views: 3070

Re: [Solved]HDD caddy for t430.

I highly recommend using genuine Lenovo caddy. FRU 04W3584 e.g. available here https://www.ebay.com/c/1419245214 Slightly different design then most semi-universal ones, very convenient and toolless HDD installation. Personally I find it a bit more convenient then other options. I'm having two of th...
by Jake.Werecat
Sat May 16, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/W510/W520 and W700/W701 Series
Topic: 170 W 8.5 A is not enough
Replies: 8
Views: 4153

Re: 170 W 8.5 A is not enough

Yea, I know you can hack those plugs, but the very fact that they exists is awkward. If there should be any incompatibility at all it should be the other way - so you cannot plug in an under-powered AC adapter to more power demanding machines - as this way it will not work. But the way it is? Crazy ...
by Jake.Werecat
Fri May 15, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: X201 & X230 - Wireless adapter upgrades
Replies: 4
Views: 3515

Re: X201 & X230 - Wireless adapter upgrades

Yes it does. This card is not whitelisted, so without IVRain or hardware BIOS mod, you will get Error 1802 and the system will not boot.
by Jake.Werecat
Tue May 12, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: X62 or X63
Replies: 5
Views: 1456

Re: WTB: X62 or X63

Wishing you luck ;) X62 is a nice to have contrapion ;)
by Jake.Werecat
Mon May 04, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: For once I agree with the Brits and the Russians
Replies: 12
Views: 4528

Re: For once I agree with the Brits and the Russians

So darn true. It saddens me deeply that one of the biggest and most famous countries of the world is ruled by a primitive jerk. One must be blind not to see what a shame and disgrace Trump is to America. But I also have to admit I find this, soaked with British humor, article pretty funny and entert...
by Jake.Werecat
Sun May 03, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Dimensions of T430 power plug
Replies: 3
Views: 1804

Re: Dimensions of T430 power plug

Here you have it for £1.33: https://allegro.pl/oferta/kabel-wtyk-zasilacza-ibm-lenovo-7-9-5-5-mm-z-pinem-6201110506 I bought a few of them and quality is pretty good. The shipping abroad would unfortunately be in between £9 and £12, so the only buying a few pieces justifies the shipping from abroad....
by Jake.Werecat
Sun May 03, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: Upgrading my X61s
Replies: 4
Views: 3786

Re: Upgrading my X61s

Totally agree with what has been already said. Middelton BIOS mod and a decent SSD are a necessity. On top of that I would add upgrading the WLAN card to 802.11b/g/n standard (e.g. Intel 6200/6300) and WWAN if you have one (to Ericsson H5321). These enables the laptop to be used on regular basis. If...
by Jake.Werecat
Sun May 03, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: X61 still relevant in 2020?
Replies: 59
Views: 11199

Re: X61 still relevant in 2020?

I made a my X61 frankenpad a few months ago, partialy for fun, partially because of nostalgia. It's X61s mobo, with X60 cover and solid one-piece X60 WWAN antenna (IMHO better, no extendable stick that can bent or break), modern WLAN and WWAN card, Middelton BIOS, SSD drive, 8GB RAM and color IBM lo...
by Jake.Werecat
Sun May 03, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: X62 or X63
Replies: 5
Views: 1456

Re: WTB: X62 or X63

It's not something that lies on the shelves in the shop on every street corner. It's been a long time since 51nb issued those motherboards, also the new better IPS panels became extremely hard to find, and using old dark, yellowish TN panel with burnt out CCFL tube with modern mobo defeats the purpo...

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