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by boberto19
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T450s i5 5300u = 1080p default?
Replies: 1
Views: 760

T450s i5 5300u = 1080p default?

Hi all, I'm trying to help a friend acquire a T450s i5 5300u w/ 1080p screen resolution like mine, however I am a bit confused by conflicting information online. My unit has a 1080p display (windows automatically defaults to this display setting); however when I checked the lenovo specs page, they d...
by boberto19
Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T450s Power Bridge not working
Replies: 1
Views: 897

T450s Power Bridge not working

Whenever I try to hot-swap the removable battery, and I pull out the removable battery, it momentarily loses power and the computer reboots (on internal power/ "battery 1") before I slip in the new battery, which entirely defeats the purpose of having a battery bridge. Anyone have a clue how to fix ...
by boberto19
Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: How to store 'new' batteries?
Replies: 16
Views: 4688

Re: How to store 'new' batteries?

Per lenovo, (and other sources re: LiPo batteries in general), they have the longest lifespan when the charge is maintained between 40-70%, so I'd charge em up to 70% and give em a top off every 18 months.
by boberto19
Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: x230 Aftermarket Batteries
Replies: 15
Views: 2995

Re: x230 Aftermarket Batteries

After perusing many thinkpad battery threads on various forums, I learned a few things: -All NEW batteries labeled "genuine lenovo" on ebay/Amazon are FAKE- legit lenovo batteries are only available from lenovo, thats why the ebay/amazon knockoffs are so cheap -these imitation batteries use low grad...
by boberto19
Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Best 9 Cell T60 Battery
Replies: 7
Views: 2964

Re: Best 9 Cell T60 Battery

After perusing many thinkpad battery threads on various forums, I learned a few things: -All batteries labeled "genuine lenovo" on ebay/Amazon are FAKE- legit lenovo batteries are only available from lenovo, thats why the ebay/amazon knockoffs are so cheap -these imitation batteries use low grade ch...
by boberto19
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T460s- chassis material?
Replies: 2
Views: 1135

Re: T460s- chassis material?

Brilliant, thanks!
by boberto19
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T460s- chassis material?
Replies: 2
Views: 1135

T460s- chassis material?

Hi, I've read various reviews and posts on the internet with differing/conflicting information on the chassis material on the base chassis (not the display) of this model- some say its a graphite composite, and others say it's a magnesium-aluminum alloy, more advanced than that used on the T450s. Is...
by boberto19
Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Bridge Battery Charging behaviour
Replies: 2
Views: 1370

Re: Bridge Battery Charging behaviour

Thanks for the insight- on my old IdeaPad the power management software had an easily accessible UI (by right clicking the battery icon it could be selected), but for the T450as there appears to be no UI, and it runs entirely in background processes unfortunately with no way to manipulate settings :...
by boberto19
Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Retrofit USB-C charging into older Thinkpads?
Replies: 4
Views: 2658

Re: Retrofit USB-C charging into older Thinkpads?

I also found this- this appears to be the same socket as the T61 no?

https://www.aliexpress.com/i/33024868797.html
by boberto19
Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Retrofit USB-C charging into older Thinkpads?
Replies: 4
Views: 2658

Re: Retrofit USB-C charging into older Thinkpads?

Look at the unit in the upper left corner of the image in this listing/select Thinkpad from the dropdown menu; does this fit the bill? (I dont own an classic/legacy model thinkpads unfortunately- my oldest is a T450s; however this appears to be the same socket as the one my T450s uses) https://www.e...
by boberto19
Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Bridge Battery Charging behaviour
Replies: 2
Views: 1370

Bridge Battery Charging behaviour

Hi all, I have a T450s that employs two batteries- an inside "Bridge battery," and a removable battery unit. If I plug the unit in to charge from a drained state, it will first charge Battery 1 (the non removable Bridge Battery) to 80%, then charge the removable battery (designated "Battery 2" by th...

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