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by DucatiThumper
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: (Wanted) 90w or 135w Slim Tip Charger
Replies: 3
Views: 266

Re: (Wanted) 90w or 135w Slim Tip Charger

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:06 am
Why not agree with seller to send him/her a USPS Money Order?
Lot less hassle.
That would work too. Thought more would prefer going through eBay and Paypal (at least thats been my experience elsewhere). Anyway I think Id have better luck putting up a wanted ad elsewhere.
by DucatiThumper
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: (Wanted) 90w or 135w Slim Tip Charger
Replies: 3
Views: 266

(Wanted) 90w or 135w Slim Tip Charger

Im tired of dealing with the risks of eBay sellers. This will be for a T440p. My only request is that you list the item on eBay (we can coordinate it via PM or whatever, so I buy right as you list it). Reason for this is I don't have Paypal. This would allow me to buy with credit card and the paymen...
by DucatiThumper
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: [T440p]What is going on with the connector for the AC jack?
Replies: 5
Views: 461

Re: [T440p]What is going on with the connector for the AC jack?

This can happen when connector pins oxidize. Increased rezistivity causes power dissipation and heat. (I assume that I see a melted housing of the connector). It is important to change both parts of the connector as soon as possible. Your warranty should be OK. You can typically open thinkpads with...
by DucatiThumper
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: [T440p]What is going on with the connector for the AC jack?
Replies: 5
Views: 461

Re: [T440p]What is going on with the connector for the AC jack?

This can happen when connector pins oxidize. Increased rezistivity causes power dissipation and heat. (I assume that I see a melted housing of the connector). It is important to change both parts of the connector as soon as possible. Your warranty should be OK. You can typically open thinkpads with...
by DucatiThumper
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: [T440p]What is going on with the connector for the AC jack?
Replies: 5
Views: 461

Re: [T440p]What is going on with the connector for the AC jack?

Refreshing thermal paste does not void warranty. Unless you made an unholy mess of it, with too much paste, that is now all over the place! (assumption, not accusation) What brand paste did you use? Also, check that that AC-cable is properly connected to the mobo. Arctic MX4 2019. Its non-conductiv...
by DucatiThumper
Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: [T440p]What is going on with the connector for the AC jack?
Replies: 5
Views: 461

[T440p]What is going on with the connector for the AC jack?

When my T440p is on the AC and gets around 60C, I smell a burning smell coming from the left exhaust vent. Inspecting the laptop I notice no burnt components. But the connector for the AC looks like this https://i.imgur.com/ClXPZyH_d.jpg?maxwidth=640&shape=thumb&fidelity=medium The laptop is still u...
by DucatiThumper
Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T440/p CLUNKPAD: Pics and installation of T450 Synaptics and Alps Touchpad+buttons Driver
Replies: 23
Views: 15534

Re: T440/p CLUNKPAD: Pics and installation of T450 Synaptics and Alps Touchpad+buttons Driver

I think the clunkpad is the last thing I will change on my T440p, very low on the priority list. I don't find it that bad especially with tap to click enabled on Windows and Linux.
by DucatiThumper
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T440p CPU Upgrade suggestions
Replies: 12
Views: 6619

Re: T440p CPU Upgrade suggestions

You decide: https://versus.com/en/intel-core-i7-4700mq-vs-intel-core-i7-4800mq 4800mq is also more expensive than 4700mq. In the US, a 4800mq can be had from $50-70. That is as cheap, if not cheaper, than a 4700mq. As far as price it's one of the better deals. I'm more concerned about the thermals ...
by DucatiThumper
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T440p CPU Upgrade suggestions
Replies: 12
Views: 6619

Re: T440p CPU Upgrade suggestions

Is it worth getting the i7-4800mq? Or will it be an overheating mess in the T440p chassis? If I TDP limit it to 37W would performance be similar to the i7-4702mq and i7-4712mq? The latter two being way more expensive 37W quad core processors.
by DucatiThumper
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Thinkpad T440p screen
Replies: 5
Views: 982

Re: Thinkpad T440p screen

The only 1600x900 screen I know about is the TN panel, the mid range option when buying a T440p new. Contrast and viewing angles will still be terrible because it's a TN panel. Most upgrade to FHD IPS panels.
by DucatiThumper
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Time for a "what distro are you running" thread...
Replies: 88
Views: 12311

Re: Time for a "what distro are you running" thread...

T440p i5-4210m 8gb ram 500gb Crucial MX500 SSD in main bay + 500gb stock Lenovo HDD in ultrabay caddy for shared data with Windows 10 Pro Running Debian 10 Buster KDE. I've tried a bunch of distros but always end up back at Debian. Fedora 30 is cool because the developers use Thinkpads but Gnome has...
by DucatiThumper
Mon May 13, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: what SSD do you run?
Replies: 30
Views: 2830

Re: what SSD do you run?

Will be running a Crucial MX500 in my T440p. Seems to be the best value right now. Also considered the Samsung 860 Evo, which is considered to be the best. Bit too pricey for me.
by DucatiThumper
Mon May 13, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Why I don't bother with a Smartphone
Replies: 19
Views: 3775

Re: Why I don't bother with a Smartphone

I have cell service with Google Fi. $20 for unlimited calls and texts. Pay per data used. Im always around WiFi so it works best for me.
by DucatiThumper
Mon May 13, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB (NYC)- T440p 90w AC adapter (45N0498)(or other genuine Lenovo slim tip charger)
Replies: 0
Views: 354

WTB (NYC)- T440p 90w AC adapter (45N0498)(or other genuine Lenovo slim tip charger)

As you can see from my other thread, I purchased a charger that turned out to be not as advertised. A round tip charger that someone modded with a slim tip plug (not the sellers fault). Im planning on returning it but I need a charger quickly (T440p arriving this week without a charger). My only req...
by DucatiThumper
Sun May 12, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Authentic Lenovo 90w charger? If so, for which model?
Replies: 12
Views: 2404

Re: Authentic Lenovo 90w charger? If so, for which model?

Looks real to me. I have a few Lenovo chargers that I know are authentic but looks like fakes. There is a specific font that lots of Chinese manufacturers use that kind of screens "fake" but Lenovo uses it too. It may be real. But that means someone swapped the round plug for the slim/rectangular p...
by DucatiThumper
Sun May 12, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Authentic Lenovo 90w charger? If so, for which model?
Replies: 12
Views: 2404

Re: Authentic Lenovo 90w charger? If so, for which model?

I have a very close same charger 42T4434/42T4435, but with round plug, and it's a real Lenovo. One way to discern between real and knockoff is the weight . The above (without the AC power cable) weighs exactly 11.7 oz. (334 grams) on a very accurate electronic scale. If yours is lighter, then you h...
by DucatiThumper
Sun May 12, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Authentic Lenovo 90w charger? If so, for which model?
Replies: 12
Views: 2404

Re: Authentic Lenovo 90w charger? If so, for which model?

In the end, it doesn't really matter. If the knockoff is of high quality (as evident by the fact that they bothered to use the 22 digit code), and the PSU works and is identified correctly as a 90W model, then very little can go wrong. The circuitry in these chargers is fairly simple, much simpler ...
by DucatiThumper
Sun May 12, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Authentic Lenovo 90w charger? If so, for which model?
Replies: 12
Views: 2404

Re: Authentic Lenovo 90w charger? If so, for which model?

The only other piece of information I have is the ad mentioned it may be a floor model or store return. Doubt that changes things one way or the other though.
by DucatiThumper
Sun May 12, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Authentic Lenovo 90w charger? If so, for which model?
Replies: 12
Views: 2404

Re: Authentic Lenovo 90w charger? If so, for which model?

Apologies for the super large picture. Im use to forums that automatically resize. A better way is to use the automatic thumbnail generation system provided by imgur. You can look it up - it's quite easy to use by adding suffixes to the URL. Is it possible this is one of those early 2012 releases? ...
by DucatiThumper
Sun May 12, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Authentic Lenovo 90w charger? If so, for which model?
Replies: 12
Views: 2404

Re: Authentic Lenovo 90w charger? If so, for which model?

Welcome to the forum. :) What you have (had) here is a pic that's way too big and stretches the page. So I removed the tags and the pic is now a link. The part indeed seems not-genuine, since the label and FRU does not match; you are correct that this is the FRU for the round-tip model. Apologies f...
by DucatiThumper
Sat May 11, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Authentic Lenovo 90w charger? If so, for which model?
Replies: 12
Views: 2404

Authentic Lenovo 90w charger? If so, for which model?

Hello guys and gals, New member here who is awaiting his T440p. I ordered this 90w charger, it was listed as a genuine Lenovo charger but the pictures shown in the ad were of a different model. The packaging provided by seller showed SKU 0B46994. The label on the charger shows Lenovo part number of ...

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