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by W500tragic
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: ThinkPad X100e/X120e/X130e/X140e Series
Topic: unofficial upgrades and info for the X1xxe series and the Mini 10
Replies: 13
Views: 7556

Re: unofficial upgrades and info for the X1xxe series and the Mini 10

Quick update: Thanks to Thinkpad4by3's advice, I am now happily typing from my X130e with the LG LP116WH6-SLA1, in all its IPS (and 8-bit, according to Win10 - 1366x768 active signal resolution, SDR colour space) glory. The jump in clarity wasn't as noticeable as when I have upgraded my W500 and T61...
by W500tragic
Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X100e/X120e/X130e/X140e Series
Topic: unofficial upgrades and info for the X1xxe series and the Mini 10
Replies: 13
Views: 7556

Re: unofficial upgrades and info for the X1xxe series and the Mini 10

Thank you very much indeed, Thinkpad4by3, for all that really useful detail regarding unofficial display upgrades. Really appreciate you collating the summary on Panelook, and thank you for confirming my hope (or suspicion) that the 1-ch 8-bit LVDS display would sample back to the upper 6-bits. (I w...
by W500tragic
Sun Jun 21, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: ThinkPad X100e/X120e/X130e/X140e Series
Topic: unofficial upgrades and info for the X1xxe series and the Mini 10
Replies: 13
Views: 7556

Re: unofficial upgrades and info for the X1xxe series and the Mini 10

Dang - thanks for verifying that issue for me, Thinkpad4by3 - I had thought there may have been somesuch bottleneck. Ah well, hopefully the IPS will still be a noticeable advancement over the TFT. Cheers EDIT: and you raise the issue, if I understand correctly, of LVDS vs eDP. uh oh :oops: UPDATE: h...
by W500tragic
Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X100e/X120e/X130e/X140e Series
Topic: unofficial upgrades and info for the X1xxe series and the Mini 10
Replies: 13
Views: 7556

Re: unofficial upgrades and info for the X1xxe series and the Mini 10

Hey good catch RealBlackStuff - I couldn't find any report of an IPS/ 1080HD screen *not* actually working in the X130e, due to hardware limitations etc, so will be a useful experiment. Natch on the glossy, for mine, I ordered a B116HAN03.1 AUO LCD, matte. Fingers crossed...
by W500tragic
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X100e/X120e/X130e/X140e Series
Topic: unofficial upgrades and info for the X1xxe series and the Mini 10
Replies: 13
Views: 7556

Re: unofficial upgrades and info for the X1xxe series and the Mini 10

Thanks ThreeIguanasPerSecond, for providing the reference material in this thread. OK so I also bought a second-hand X130e that had been built for the NSW Education Department. It's BIOS is locked, but is upgradable, unofficially, to 32GB DDR3 (if you could justify that, given the BGA cpu's are limi...
by W500tragic
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: New user of T440p on the way home
Replies: 14
Views: 3814

Re: New user of T440p on the way home

Get a 40A2 dock for your T440p, cheap on eBay: https://www.ebay.ie/itm/254414876912 Good tip RBS - and I like the suggested modification you have mentioned elsewhere about improving airflow on the 40A2. (Imagine if the Lenovo designers would just read and respond to all the feedback on these commun...
by W500tragic
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T440p i7 4712MQ heat?
Replies: 22
Views: 6586

Re: T440p i7 4712MQ heat?

Sorry Captain_Obvious that I didn't see your thread earlier, regarding the non-operational buttons on the trackpad. Are they working for you yet? I write because I had a similar problem, when replacing my T440p stock flat touchpad, with a T450 trackpad (Alps). I tend to do a bit of tinkering and I t...
by W500tragic
Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: New user of T440p on the way home
Replies: 14
Views: 3814

Re: New user of T440p on the way home

I am using a "compatible" WUXGA for the LQ154M1LW2A that RealBlackStuff recommends often - with others - in the forum. In a weaker moment I had glossed over the small print rider "subject to availability, a compatible model will be provided" that I typically hunted for and avoided from online auctio...
by W500tragic
Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: Best way to upgrade Win 98 to Win 98SE
Replies: 5
Views: 3422

Re: Best way to upgrade Win 98 to Win 98SE

Hi - hoping not to sound too dismissive here for your endeavours - I also had a string of historical projects that I used to comb the MSFN Win98/ME forums for (all the unofficial drivers and updates), plus I have a 486dx desktop sitting under my feet needing attention. I am sure there would be a 'ho...
by W500tragic
Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Which LCD screens can be substituted for a T61?
Replies: 28
Views: 10935

Re: Which LCD screens can be substituted for a T61?

Just to confirm - I upgraded some screens over the weekend, and RealBlackStuff's recommendation for the LQ154M1LW2A is pretty much (?!) on the money. That is - I bought a "compatible" screen on eBay that was advertised as a brand new LQ154M1LW2A and I missed the fine-print "availability" disclaimer....
by W500tragic
Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Which LCD screens can be substituted for a T61?
Replies: 28
Views: 10935

Re: Which LCD screens can be substituted for a T61?

Please - what have I missed - is upgrading from native WXGA to WSXGA+ or WUXGA so evil or dangerous? Have all the examples I have been reading about examples of just swapping (old) like for (new) like? What kind of bulls... those sellers are trying to produce. It's a 1:1 replacement, and as far as ...
by W500tragic
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Completely stuck with 2503 Advanced dock and Nvidia 1030
Replies: 18
Views: 8366

Re: Completely stuck with 2503 Advanced dock and Nvidia 1030

Hi gio_kiborg, well that's good that you have ruled out the potential of a faulty card as the issue. With your mix'n'match efforts you have probably also ruled out any dust or physical mis-matching with the PCIe slot in the dock. Must be really frustrating for you. And I guess you have already worke...
by W500tragic
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:42 am
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Completely stuck with 2503 Advanced dock and Nvidia 1030
Replies: 18
Views: 8366

Re: Completely stuck with 2503 Advanced dock and Nvidia 1030

Hi gio_kiborg, welcome to the hall (pad?) of incurable romantics for the 2503 Advanced Dock. I couldn't get around to replying earlier, and I don't have any direct explanation for you regarding Error 43. I did a quick search for your issue and found this https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Moto-M/Code-43-e...
by W500tragic
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: Advanced Dock 2503-10U or equivalent for TP T601F (Generation 7a)
Replies: 5
Views: 1958

Re: WTB: Advanced Dock 2503-10U or equivalent for TP T601F (Generation 7a)

And why should the T601F be "incompatible"? That's a T60 shell with T61 innards, both of which fit perfectly on a 2503... oooh now you have me drooling for a T601F, RBS - I thought I remember reading somewhere on the forums that someone was having problems with a FrankenPad + Advanced Dock - but in...
by W500tragic
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/W510/W520 and W700/W701 Series
Topic: Supervisor p455w0rd hijinks
Replies: 0
Views: 3868

Supervisor p455w0rd hijinks

Yes, I know specific queries on BIOS management issues are taboo for historic security reasons. I purchased my 2nd-hand (?) W500 a few years ago to update my T60 and have been thrilled with the 2503 advanced dock and multiple monitors on this nearly 12 y.o. machine. Being a bit of a tinkerer I progr...
by W500tragic
Sat Dec 21, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Which LCD screens can be substituted for a T61?
Replies: 28
Views: 10935

Re: Which LCD screens can be substituted for a T61?

Thanks wujstefan - good tips, and I'll stick to my guns in future. As it happened, they sold the last WSGXA I had ordered to another customer, and sent me the new WXGA instead. I returned it unopened, but am still waiting for my refund. I wasted several hours going back through my notes and readings...
by W500tragic
Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: Advanced Dock 2503-10U or equivalent for TP T601F (Generation 7a)
Replies: 5
Views: 1958

Re: WTB: Advanced Dock 2503-10U or equivalent for TP T601F (Generation 7a)

Hi berrieds, congrats on your T601F - I have been very envious of that setup but have baulked at such a machine because I understood it to be *incompatible* with my 2503-Advanced dock - where my T60, T61 and W500 happily reside (in turns). I think you would be looking for a mini-dock, instead? Long ...
by W500tragic
Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Which LCD screens can be substituted for a T61?
Replies: 28
Views: 10935

Re: Which LCD screens can be substituted for a T61?

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Sat Aug 20, 2016 5:15 am
<snip>
T61 uses the same cable/inverter for all resolutions.

Also, Dell screens are a lot cheaper than IBM/Lenovo screens!
answering my own question, and from RBS's comments earlier in this very thread - will ask to have my eBay provider send the original WSXGA+ option I chose, pronto!
by W500tragic
Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Which LCD screens can be substituted for a T61?
Replies: 28
Views: 10935

Re: Which LCD screens can be substituted for a T61?

I have a similar query, but as there is so much info on the forums (thanks guys), I was reluctant to start a new thread, but add to this one. I have a T61 (6064-A19, 15.4" 16:10, 128MB nVIDIA Quadro NVS 140M, 08/03 manf - oooh sailing close to the wind) I am currently typing from, but I want a "new ...
by W500tragic
Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Mod? Noisy Fan in 2503 Advanced Dock
Replies: 18
Views: 11272

Re: Mod? Noisy Fan in 2503 Advanced Dock

So just yesterday I swapped the HD8490 for a *fanless* GeForce GT710 (2GB DDR3/PCIe2.0) and connected it to a bigger 24" monitor (Benq XL2411T), expecting the original fan to blow a gasket, catch fire etc etc. But the dock's CPU fan is now silent! PROBLEM SOLVED. Possibly something related to memor...
by W500tragic
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Completely stuck with 2503 Advanced dock and Nvidia 1030
Replies: 18
Views: 8366

Re: Completely stuck with 2503 Advanced dock and Nvidia 1030

Congrats, zoltan87! Shame about your older 2503's CPU/mbo - as bemoaned elsewhere on both ThinkPad and Lenovo fora, mbo upgrades haven't been widely attempted/successful due to the absence of any technical manuals (and the user manual is pretty scant too). I *did* test out my T61 in this 2503+GT 710...
by W500tragic
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Mod? Noisy Fan in 2503 Advanced Dock
Replies: 18
Views: 11272

Re: Mod? Noisy Fan in 2503 Advanced Dock

I just have to post this successful workaround with my 2503 Advanced Dock fan. Ok so the on-again, off-again droning of the dock's fan was recently driving me mad - I was using a fanned AMD Radeon HD8490 (1GB) in the dock's PCIe slot, connected to an Acer X193hq monitor via DVI. Similar patterns of ...
by W500tragic
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Completely stuck with 2503 Advanced dock and Nvidia 1030
Replies: 18
Views: 8366

Re: Completely stuck with 2503 Advanced dock and Nvidia 1030

Hi all, currently writing from my W500, Win 10pro setup with the 2503 Advanced Dock but will test again shortly with my T61 to be back "on topic" with this sub-forum. Yesterday I configured the dock with a new fanless GeForce GT 710 (2GB DDR, PCIe2.0, HDMI+DL-DVI-D). Heaps of space for it, compared ...
by W500tragic
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Completely stuck with 2503 Advanced dock and Nvidia 1030
Replies: 18
Views: 8366

Re: Completely stuck with 2503 Advanced dock and Nvidia 1030

Hi again zoltan87, not getting notifications of replies, so am responding a little late. Since I posted about "reawakening" the PCIe and external monitor between warm-boots by switching BIOS display settings around between "Discrete" and "Switchable" in the W500, I've run into problems with actually...
by W500tragic
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Completely stuck with 2503 Advanced dock and Nvidia 1030
Replies: 18
Views: 8366

Re: Completely stuck with 2503 Advanced dock and Nvidia 1030

Hi zoltan87, I had to look three times at the date of your post - I have just had similar issues with a 2503 Advanced dock running multiple monitors first with my ol' faithful T60 (ATI - which I have recently donated to a family member), and its new-to-me W500 replacement. Talk about synchronicity! ...

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