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by Krissharm
Fri Aug 14, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: [X230] best way to connect two 3.5" HDD to build a NAS?
Replies: 8
Views: 3485

Re: [X230] best way to connect two 3.5" HDD to build a NAS?

This looks like a decent setup. How did you figure out the power consumption? I have a different doc with no esata... that is a helpful addition! And creative on the power brick for the HDD that is the sticking point, they need 12v so a bit more complex. the 65watt for the x230 should be more than a...
by Krissharm
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: ThinkPad "X61HK" 51nb X210 in a X60 Case
Replies: 11
Views: 1627

Re: FS: ThinkPad "X61HK" 51nb X210 in a X60 Case

Extremely bespoke!
Amazing work
by Krissharm
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:53 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: "1vyrain" - xx30 ThinkPad Jailbreak - Overclocking, Advanced Menu, ME Disable, Whitelist automated unlock with software!
Replies: 50
Views: 26013

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 Krissharm
Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:31 am
Forum: ThinkPad Utility Work Area
Topic: Use the accelerometer as a joystick
Replies: 17
Views: 35360

Re: Use the accelerometer as a joystick

Not used this... but this is totally why thinkpad users are so great. what a great use or hack of hardware. Brilliant.
by Krissharm
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:13 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: x230 compatible fans (want to upgrade and make it quieter)
Replies: 20
Views: 6331

Re: x230 compatible fans (want to upgrade and make it quieter)

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:49 am
Side-note: if you use decent thermal paste like Phobya Nanogrease Extreme, the fan shouldn't come on all that much, i.e. stay quiet.
Know of a good supplier of this?
by Krissharm
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:12 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: Thinkpad X230 MB on X220 body. Worth?
Replies: 5
Views: 3023

Re: Thinkpad X230 MB on X220 body. Worth?

I have done it - and did the keyboard swap with the classic keyboard. Works a treat. Runs cooler and faster.
by Krissharm
Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:34 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: Blown x230 board... how to check?
Replies: 1
Views: 2603

Blown x230 board... how to check?

Hi all I purchased an additional power supply for my x230 it was actually a travel one (like this, but not from this seller https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lenovo-ThinkPad-90W-Travel-AC-Adapter-Laptop-Charger-41R0144/124196949380?hash=item1ceab70d84:g:ygIAAOSwA2heyIYT) But when I plugged it in, the lapto...
by Krissharm
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: [X230] best way to connect two 3.5" HDD to build a NAS?
Replies: 8
Views: 3485

Re: [X230] best way to connect two 3.5" HDD to build a NAS?

The old PC case is a good idea. I only had the thoughts of power for the laptop, then power for enclosures for the HDD's but that seems a bit messy.
by Krissharm
Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: "1vyrain" - xx30 ThinkPad Jailbreak - Overclocking, Advanced Menu, ME Disable, Whitelist automated unlock with software!
Replies: 50
Views: 26013

Re: "1vyrain" - xx30 ThinkPad Jailbreak - Overclocking, Advanced Menu, ME Disable, Whitelist automated unlock with softw

Or just sell the i7 motherboard. Ebay is nuts these days for prices on x220 and x230....

I have now managed to do two post x220 keyboard and whitelist mod. I am yet to see what all the extra options do though
by Krissharm
Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: [X230] best way to connect two 3.5" HDD to build a NAS?
Replies: 8
Views: 3485

Re: [X230] best way to connect two 3.5" HDD to build a NAS?

Had exactly the same idea. Seems a good use of the board.
How are you powering your 3.5 drives?
by Krissharm
Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Retrofit USB-C charging into older Thinkpads?
Replies: 4
Views: 7275

Re: Retrofit USB-C charging into older Thinkpads?

This is a great idea - Assume if the parts are not likely to burst into flames it will be fine
by Krissharm
Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: My X61s - Slow project thread!
Replies: 3
Views: 6100

Re: My X61s - Slow project thread!

Baby wipes are genius at cleaning almost everything.

What are you going to use it for?
by Krissharm
Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: Battery optimization X201?
Replies: 5
Views: 5170

Re: Battery optimization X201?

A low power gui xfce would be lighter on the CPU and thus the battery would help Also if you havent already put even a small cheap ssd in it, the SSDvsHDD is better for almost everything, speed and power use. I can get near 3 hours on a smaller battery on my x201s running MX. but I keep the screen n...
by Krissharm
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Check here if your IBM/Lenovo Laptop/Desktop is Linux Certified
Replies: 7
Views: 5518

Re: Check here if your IBM/Lenovo Laptop/Desktop is Linux Certified

Crazy - none that I own are listed but they do work... very well.

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