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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: 37
Views: 20967

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: 37
Views: 20967

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: 3115

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: 37
Views: 20967

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: 26
Views: 8431

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: 37
Views: 20967

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: 26
Views: 8431

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:
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For comparison, a working "44+" 6-cell one:
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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: 26
Views: 8431

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: 2338

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: 2710

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: 2338

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: 1838

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: 1104

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: 2910

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: 1510

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: 2242

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: 39
Views: 6394

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: 1104

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...
by Jake.Werecat
Sun May 03, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T430 Delta Fan replacement not fit in my T430 Toshiba
Replies: 10
Views: 2684

Re: T430 Delta Fan replacement not fit in my T430 Toshiba

On T430 with DGPU the noise on Toshiba fan was unbearable, temperatures were slightly higher the now, but still totally normal, I suppose this was due to old thermal paste, not the different type of cooler itself. I installed a brand new Delta heat pipe and used fresh high quality thermal paste when...
by Jake.Werecat
Sun May 03, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/W510/W520 and W700/W701 Series
Topic: 170 W 8.5 A is not enough
Replies: 8
Views: 2338

Re: 170 W 8.5 A is not enough

I'd also say that the AC adapter has to be fake or damaged. It would help to actually measure the current flowing into the laptop with amp meter. But it will require at least a spare plug, multimeter, a piece of wire and some DIY skills. As for checking in Lenovo Power Manager the type of adapter it...
by Jake.Werecat
Sun May 03, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T430 Delta Fan replacement not fit in my T430 Toshiba
Replies: 10
Views: 2684

Re: T430 Delta Fan replacement not fit in my T430 Toshiba

Toshiba fan in my T430 was a nightmare, like a jet airplane during take-off. Changed it for a brand new Delta and I felt like my PC is reborn :)
I'm successfully running one T430 with i7-3520M with iGPU and one i7-3632QM with DGPU, both with Delta cooling, and it works like a charm.
by Jake.Werecat
Sat May 02, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: Windows taskbar freezes for 30s after boot
Replies: 11
Views: 3391

Re: Windows taskbar freezes for 30s after boot

Thanks, but those are Administration tools for Access Connections. I still have an installer for Access Connections stored on my hard-drive so I'm just using that.
by Jake.Werecat
Sat May 02, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB X230 4-cell "44" battery (0A36305)
Replies: 9
Views: 2660

Re: WTB X230 4-cell "44" battery (0A36305)

Just bought another one. This time NOS, with old lenovo logo. Will have it home Tuesday/Wednesday. Keeping my fingers crossed...
by Jake.Werecat
Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: Windows taskbar freezes for 30s after boot
Replies: 11
Views: 3391

Re: Windows taskbar freezes for 30s after boot

It looks like the Access Connections app checks the sd card as it's loading which could exclaim the long boot. It also appears you have the Access Connections app loading during the startup. Is there a reason you need a sd card inserted? Sorry, but I don't quite understand? What does SD card to do ...
by Jake.Werecat
Thu Apr 16, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: t430 double pipe heatsink
Replies: 7
Views: 1755

Re: t430 double pipe heatsink

I guess it shoooould do the job, however I prefer using 100% IPA. Ethanol is also totally OK, it's that little addition of glycerin I might be worried about, as it's oily, and can leave a thin fat film on the core.
by Jake.Werecat
Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: Windows taskbar freezes for 30s after boot
Replies: 11
Views: 3391

Re: Windows taskbar freezes for 30s after boot

Thank for help, but I'm not using Lenovo Recovery CD, but a genuine OEM Windows 7 proff image. There is nothing related to turbo in my msconfig, ale the problem exist ONLY when there's a SIM card in the slot, and Access Connections software is installed.
by Jake.Werecat
Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: Daylight LED kit for x61s
Replies: 12
Views: 3837

Re: WTB: Daylight LED kit for x61s

I've been wondering 'bout same think. I've rebuild my X61 and made a frankenpad using best parts, but I'd also love to change CCFL for LED kit.
by Jake.Werecat
Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: ThinkPad P1/P40/P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: Anyone make new CTRL and FN keys so they are in the proper locations?
Replies: 3
Views: 3009

Re: Anyone make new CTRL and FN keys so they are in the proper locations?

The proper location for the Fn key is the left bottom corner. All other brands are mistaken XD
by Jake.Werecat
Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: x61 stock screen replacement (non tablet version)
Replies: 2
Views: 3435

Re: x61 stock screen replacement (non tablet version)

iamdmc wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:24 am
I might have one for sale for you, with an led backlight modded in no less

I just swapped in the sxga+ panel so I have the xga screen extra now

Pm me with offer if interested
How did you fit a SXGA+ into non-tablet X61? Which screen did you use?

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