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by W500tragic
Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Which LCD screens can be substituted for a T61?
Replies: 27
Views: 7697

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 T6x Series
Topic: Completely stuck with 2503 Advanced dock and Nvidia 1030
Replies: 18
Views: 5488

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 T6x Series
Topic: Completely stuck with 2503 Advanced dock and Nvidia 1030
Replies: 18
Views: 5488

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: 1254

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 W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Supervisor p455w0rd hijinks
Replies: 0
Views: 1652

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 T6x Series
Topic: Which LCD screens can be substituted for a T61?
Replies: 27
Views: 7697

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: 1254

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 T6x Series
Topic: Which LCD screens can be substituted for a T61?
Replies: 27
Views: 7697

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 T6x Series
Topic: Which LCD screens can be substituted for a T61?
Replies: 27
Views: 7697

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 T6x Series
Topic: Mod? Noisy Fan in 2503 Advanced Dock
Replies: 18
Views: 9436

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 T6x Series
Topic: Completely stuck with 2503 Advanced dock and Nvidia 1030
Replies: 18
Views: 5488

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 T6x Series
Topic: Mod? Noisy Fan in 2503 Advanced Dock
Replies: 18
Views: 9436

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 T6x Series
Topic: Completely stuck with 2503 Advanced dock and Nvidia 1030
Replies: 18
Views: 5488

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 T6x Series
Topic: Completely stuck with 2503 Advanced dock and Nvidia 1030
Replies: 18
Views: 5488

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 T6x Series
Topic: Completely stuck with 2503 Advanced dock and Nvidia 1030
Replies: 18
Views: 5488

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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