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by H-Atkinson
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T480 battery questions
Replies: 3
Views: 376

Re: T480 battery questions

Thanks for the info.
by H-Atkinson
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T480 battery questions
Replies: 3
Views: 376

T480 battery questions

Im looking into buying a T480, and have a few questions regarding batteries. 1) Are 61+ 6-cells any different from 61++ 6 cells besides being older? Everything I can find shows they are basically the same. 2) Is there a preferred cell manufacturer for 61++ batteries? Lenovo's LGC batteries are cheap...
by H-Atkinson
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61p powers on when connected to power
Replies: 3
Views: 523

Re: T61p powers on when connected to power

Ill try those. I sure hope its not a defective board, as its a "safe" board that I bought in a lot of 15 T61p Penryn boards. When I bought it, it had a dead Merom board.
by H-Atkinson
Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61p powers on when connected to power
Replies: 3
Views: 523

T61p powers on when connected to power

I recently picked up another 4:3 T61p from a local seller, and got an SSD in it along with 8 gb of ram. Its got a T9300. For some reason, as soon as the machine connects to power, it boots, fails to get into the OS, and bootloops. The fan never raises beyond idle, and the machine cooks itself. It to...
by H-Atkinson
Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: ThinkPad P1/P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: Anyone successfully install a single 2-TB SSD (PCIe NVMe) into X1 Extreme (1st Generation)?
Replies: 5
Views: 2905

Re: Anyone successfully install a single 2-TB SSD (PCIe NVMe) into X1 Extreme (1st Generation)?

Lenovo's maximums are usually lies. That is likely the case if these larger drives are working fine.

A 4 tb M.2 NVME samsung drive was plug and play with my P53 when lenovo says up to 2 tb per drive.
by H-Atkinson
Mon Dec 16, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Add IR webcam to T470p?
Replies: 3
Views: 670

Re: Add IR webcam to T470p?

Im aware of the issues (ive got a P53 with IR, and had a T470 (non P) with it for a while).

Are you certain that these will work with a aT470p? I read through the spec sheets today and realized that IR wasnt a factory option on these machines.
by H-Atkinson
Sun Dec 15, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Add IR webcam to T470p?
Replies: 3
Views: 670

Add IR webcam to T470p?

If they exist, does anyone have the FRUs for
1) The IR camera/illuminatior for T470p
2) T470p IR bezel
3) Any cables/screws needed

I cant find them anywhere.
by H-Atkinson
Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: ThinkPad P1/P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: P53 RTX 5000 Noisy Inductors - Probable Cause and Solution
Replies: 5
Views: 985

Re: P53 RTX 5000 Noisy Inductors - Probable Cause and Solution

Ive got an RTX 4000 in mine.

The coils almost buzz, which would be explained if theyre vibrating against that heatspreader.

I would try this but Ive got a 3-year warranty so I dont want to void that...
by H-Atkinson
Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Still possible to find a 1400x1050 T61p?
Replies: 8
Views: 1313

Re: Still possible to find a 1400x1050 T61p?

They exist. I still have one (Board was replaced by IBM with a safe one, Penryn Native, FX570m), and 14 (sourced in bulk on eBay a few months back) "safe" 4:3 T61p Merom boards. Im building 1-2 T601s with the boards every months, but if you have a T61p with a dead board and want to replace it, let m...
by H-Atkinson
Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 bluetooth(BCM2045B) drivers
Replies: 5
Views: 923

Re: T61 bluetooth(BCM2045B) drivers

Cant remember the exact model of my BT card, but its the one from the **30 machines. (I know it was BCM something)

https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/ds029104
by H-Atkinson
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: ThinkPad P1/P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: P51 Specs - Type 20HJS02201
Replies: 1
Views: 687

P51 Specs - Type 20HJS02201

Does anyone happen to own a P51 Type 20HJS02201 (or any 20HJ system)? If so, which GPU and screen does this unit have? Ive found one for sale, but would like to know this before purchasing. The seller was unable to provide this info to me, and Lenovo's lookup site wont tell me, nor will google. Than...
by H-Atkinson
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: ThinkPad P1/P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: P53 RTX 4000 throttling
Replies: 6
Views: 1391

Re: P53 RTX 4000 throttling

GPU throttling has been patched out by a thermal management drive update combined with a BIOS update.

CPU throttles down still (9850H settling in at ~2.8 gHz, nothing close to the *4.6 gHz* advertised boost) after ~20sec of operation under max load on all cores.
by H-Atkinson
Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T601 driver issues
Replies: 5
Views: 1043

Re: T601 driver issues

Ill try that fix for windows 7.

As for hardware, the systems are identical.

When swapping drives, it seems to be related to my particular windows install.
by H-Atkinson
Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T601 driver issues
Replies: 5
Views: 1043

T601 driver issues

I recently built 2 more T601s and am having some driver issues with one of the machines. (both have X9000, FX750m, 8 gb, LED UXGA, Windows 7 Ultimate x64). On one of the machines, the UltraNav drivers install, but the middle scrolling wont work. Its the same driver I used on the other machine, and i...
by H-Atkinson
Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X201 backlit keyboards?
Replies: 6
Views: 1250

Re: X201 backlit keyboards?

You could put fluorescent paint on the keycaps and use an IR LED in the Thinklight.

AFAIK this has been done before on T6x machines by a German forum member.

As for a backlight, its not really possible.
by H-Atkinson
Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: ThinkPad P1/P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: New P73 trying to connect to external monitor via Thunderbolt
Replies: 5
Views: 1172

Re: New P73 trying to connect to external monitor via Thunderbolt

1) Is the monitors input set correctly? 2) Is the adapter thunderbolt or USB 3 type C? If its thunderbolt, check the thunderbolt device viewer. If its not there and it should be, it isnt working. 3) Check the windows screen mirroring options. 4) Check device manager when you have it all connected. T...
by H-Atkinson
Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: ThinkPad P1/P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: P53 RTX 4000 throttling
Replies: 6
Views: 1391

Re: P53 RTX 4000 throttling

I actually managed to get this thing cheaper than most P52 machines with a P3200 are going for on eBay, and I need the graphical power that comes with this thing since I no longer have space for a desktop. Its replacing a W541, which was basically top spec, and at the same time replacing my desktop....
by H-Atkinson
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: ThinkPad P1/P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: P53 RTX 4000 throttling
Replies: 6
Views: 1391

Re: P53 RTX 4000 throttling

Ive already tried BIOS 1.17 (as stated in my original post), and as per the advice of the Lenovo forums, have tried the following BIOSes as well:

1.14
1.15 (mine shipped on this version)

Im pretty sure its a driver issue at this point.
by H-Atkinson
Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Just got a T61 with nVidia Quadro NVS 140m!
Replies: 19
Views: 2219

Re: Just got a T61 with nVidia Quadro NVS 140m!

No, but I have a safe NVS 140m board with a dead GPU. It was purchased through AliExpress, and I suspect they are forging serial and model numbers over there.
by H-Atkinson
Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: ThinkPad P1/P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: P53 RTX 4000 throttling
Replies: 6
Views: 1391

P53 RTX 4000 throttling

My P53 has been having some issues since BIOS 1.16, and it has continued in ver. 1.17. The GPU will throttle down to ~25% clocks and consume no more than 40 watts. Ive tried using the Quadro drivers that came with the system, as well as the Quadro experience beta drivers from nVidia. The drivers had...
by H-Atkinson
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Just got a T61 with nVidia Quadro NVS 140m!
Replies: 19
Views: 2219

Re: Just got a T61 with nVidia Quadro NVS 140m!

Ive had a safe Fx570m (128 mb) fail on me (in my T601p).
by H-Atkinson
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: ThinkPad P1/P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: Get to play with a P73
Replies: 13
Views: 1956

Re: Get to play with a P75

My P53 feels about as good as my T60s an T61s. Certainly better than my W510/20/30s did, and probably on par with my T440p and W541. Overall the replacement unit (1st one got RMAed for a bunch of issues) is really great.

Still want a centered 7-row though, lenovo...
by H-Atkinson
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: ThinkPad P1/P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: 15 inch ThinkPad purchase guidance
Replies: 3
Views: 1212

Re: 15 inch ThinkPad purchase guidance

P1 and X1 (gens 1 and 2) cover all the criteria except for the RJ45 (however an adapter from lenovo's proprietary Ethernet to RJ45 is included in the box AFAIK.

As for centered keyboards and these feature, it doesnt exist at the moment.
by H-Atkinson
Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T43 P4-2.13 CPU core thin foil??
Replies: 1
Views: 1166

Re: T43 P4-2.13 CPU core thin foil??

Neither of my T43p units had one of these.

If the thermals seem fine, then I would leave it out.
by H-Atkinson
Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T43 14.1" XGA to SXGA+
Replies: 3
Views: 1117

Re: T43 14.1" XGA to SXGA+

915GM boards cant run the higher res panels. You will need an ATI board as well.
by H-Atkinson
Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 Troubleshooting - Occasionally, Odd Beep Code.
Replies: 3
Views: 1127

Re: T61 Troubleshooting - Occasionally, Odd Beep Code.

I had a T61 that did this. I couldn't figure out was caused it, and ended up picking up a replacement board for ~20 USD on eBay (it was a 14 widescreen system). My best bet as to what caused it is either the RAM sockets have gone bad, or there is some connectivity issue between parts of the board so...
by H-Atkinson
Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T43p recovery
Replies: 13
Views: 1806

Re: T43p recovery

JPOESQ wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:32 pm
I have a set of CDs that I could probably dupe for you if you can’t get anything else to work.
Thanks for the offer. At the moment, my issue is with RnR cooperating with my machine, so Im not sure how much good the CDs would do.

If the disk image thing doesnt work Ill contact you though.
by H-Atkinson
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T43p recovery
Replies: 13
Views: 1806

Re: T43p recovery

That would be fantastic. If you have time, I would greatly appreciate it.
by H-Atkinson
Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Where to source dead/nonfunctional 15" T60s?
Replies: 10
Views: 2171

Re: Where to source dead/nonfunctional 15" T60s?

This is how I sourced my W510/20/30s for a long time (bought them cheap, refurbed, and sold) but the supply dried out. Not seeing many T60s listed like that, most likely because people are either buying them up, or they get thrown out due to age and a presumption of no value. I pulled my X61s out of...
by H-Atkinson
Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T43p recovery
Replies: 13
Views: 1806

Re: T43p recovery

Tried using the RnR partition on both 7 and XP to restore from the disc. On 7 it just doesn't recognize them as valid discs, but on XP it sees them, goes through the data recovery options as normal, and then errors out to the conversion phase message again. Logs dont work on this version, and the on...

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