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by Natakranta
Tue May 26, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: 15" T60 type 2007-53G Frankenpad
Replies: 14
Views: 1554

Re: 15" T60 type 2007-53G Frankenpad

Update! New toys arrived last weekend - T61 NVS140M board :D RAM slots view old T7300 CPU still in place , will help to flash it with Middleton BIOS It came still attached to metal frame and in its T61 base 8) of 8889-3TG Type. On top of that I got as well T8300 for the time being before I manage to...
by Natakranta
Tue May 26, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 14" wide-screen not powering up with X9000
Replies: 28
Views: 1390

Re: T61 14" wide-screen not powering up with X9000

Guys, do the writings on this TaoBao item look right to you? Being held by a TaoBao agent for me now.. V934A927 SLB5J 80581QX9300 https://imgur.com/a/U0JEXnn That's X9300, a 1066Mhz FSB CPU, are you going to do the FSB mod? Meanwhile I am waiting for my 2nd X9000, as per tracking it is "Departed fr...
by Natakranta
Sun May 24, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: Under construction: R61p *Picture warning*
Replies: 23
Views: 690

Re: Under construction: R61p *Picture warning*

Nice job :thumbs-UP: More pictures from inside if you made any in the process please. And how's the 256MB graphics performing? Really so much better than NVS140M or FX570M in poor mans 128MB version? One test please. Can it play smoothly 1080p in 60fps on YouTube? I know 30fps is no problem even for...
by Natakranta
Thu May 21, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60p 2007WUK - Toast motherboard
Replies: 16
Views: 495

Re: T60p 2007WUK - Toast motherboard

Best you can do is to make a Frankenpad out of it. I'll be doing it with my T60, waiting for parts I ordered and spare time (exams mid June). Watch these videos: https://youtu.be/83JR4O-oTDE https://youtu.be/EWEiXnbKJ04 https://youtu.be/c_vN0kCqxdw If you will not decide going the Frankenpad way, I'...
by Natakranta
Tue May 19, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 14" wide-screen not powering up with X9000
Replies: 28
Views: 1390

Re: T61 14" wide-screen not powering up with X9000

Update. After long exchange of emails seller processed full refund today. Of course he is not willing to pay 49 EUR for DHL courier return postage. We agreed than when Irish Post lifts ban on sending to China I will check for cheaper option, than he will decide if wants to pay for return postage. I ...
by Natakranta
Fri May 15, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 14" wide-screen not powering up with X9000
Replies: 28
Views: 1390

Re: T61 14" wide-screen not powering up with X9000

I don't have any T500 or T400 at hand to check if it works with 1000Mhz FSB board. And I'm not spending 90 EUR on a T400 just to test this chip that was advertised as a 800Mhz FSB and should be if is genuine :D Meanwhile seller is ping-ponging messages. He claims CPU was tested before dispatch and w...
by Natakranta
Wed May 13, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 14" wide-screen not powering up with X9000
Replies: 28
Views: 1390

Re: T61 14" wide-screen not powering up with X9000

My message from 10th May: Hi, the X9000 CPU I received is not working. I tested it in two laptops capable of FSB 800Mhz chip as in CPU description and none of them powered up with your X9000 CPU while they both work perfectly fine with other CPUs I have. Moreover the CPU I received is not what was a...
by Natakranta
Tue May 12, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 14" wide-screen not powering up with X9000
Replies: 28
Views: 1390

Re: T61 14" wide-screen not powering up with X9000

I'd rather not do pin mode.
Meanwhile no reply from seller in eBay so I did PayPal case. Another few days for reply.
by Natakranta
Mon May 11, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: I have an Intel X9000 and X9100 for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 1118

Re: I have an Intel X9000 and X9100 for sale

Hi, do you still have that X9000 for sale?
How much posted to Ireland?
I've just got scammed on eBay with fake chip and looking for tested genuine X9000 for my Frankenpad.
by Natakranta
Mon May 11, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: 4x 15" 4:3 T61 Frankenpads plus accessories
Replies: 4
Views: 2375

Re: FS: 4x 15" 4:3 T61 Frankenpads plus accessories

Hi, would you have just X9000 for sale delivered to Ireland?
And maybe 2x4GB DDR2 RAM sticks?
by Natakranta
Mon May 11, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 14" wide-screen not powering up with X9000
Replies: 28
Views: 1390

Re: T61 14" wide-screen not powering up with X9000

No reply from seller despite whole working day has passed. I think I need to give him two days for reply. Meanwhile this X9000 looks legit to me. Seller has one X9000 in sold items with positive feedback. And pictures seem to show real item and not a generic picture like in other listings. Price is ...
by Natakranta
Sun May 10, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 14" wide-screen not powering up with X9000
Replies: 28
Views: 1390

Re: T61 14" wide-screen not powering up with X9000

Thank you guys for your support.
For now I wrote to the seller reporting item not as described / faulty asking for full refund.
Waiting 2 days for reply and if no contact I'll start case with eBay.
I'll be posting updates here.
by Natakranta
Sun May 10, 2020 4:33 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 14" wide-screen not powering up with X9000
Replies: 28
Views: 1390

Re: T61 14" wide-screen not powering up with X9000

Thank you for your comments, very helpful, much appreciated!

eBay listing I purchased from
It is pictures as FF80576 and not AW I received. Moreover item description details it as FSB 800Mhz chip.
So I didn't receive what was advertised.
by Natakranta
Sat May 09, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 14" wide-screen not powering up with X9000
Replies: 28
Views: 1390

Re: T61 14" wide-screen not powering up with X9000

Test 2 I put this X9000 into my R601 Frank and same as with T61. I plug power cable, power led starts shining green, battery led blinks once amber. I press power button, battery led starts blinking, power led remains green, I hear DVD drive waking with short 1 sec noise and it gets silent. Screen re...
by Natakranta
Sat May 09, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 14" wide-screen not powering up with X9000
Replies: 28
Views: 1390

Re: T61 14" wide-screen not powering up with X9000

No worries about T61, the X9000 is meant for T60 Frankenpad I'll be building as soon as I receive the T61 motherboard I'm waiting for. It just happened the CPU came first and reading people often receive faulty not counterfeit CPUs from eBay, I wanted to check it out. My T61 was was natural candidat...
by Natakranta
Sat May 09, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 14" wide-screen not powering up with X9000
Replies: 28
Views: 1390

Re: T61 14" wide-screen not powering up with X9000

Hi, I checked the pins after I unpacked the CPU, they looked perfect every way. If I recall correctly, after plugging in power cable, power led was lighted and battery led was blinking. Pressing power button had no effect on lighting or blinking of them. I'm sure Middleton BIOS is flashed correctly ...
by Natakranta
Fri May 08, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 14" wide-screen not powering up with X9000
Replies: 28
Views: 1390

T61 14" wide-screen not powering up with X9000

Hi guys, I took a gamble and bought X9000 on eBay from China. It arrived yesterday and today I tested it in my T61 14" wide screen. Unfortunately laptop is not powering up with it. On test run I put the heat sink on with thermal paste, plug keyboard and palmrest, plug power cable, power and battery ...
by Natakranta
Tue May 05, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: 15" R60 Frankenpad'ing with 42W7822
Replies: 6
Views: 3437

Re: 15" R60 Frankenpad'ing with 42W7822

Hi, this is the seller I bought from . I see delivery to Ireland is now 15 EUR, it was free delivery back then when I bought it early December and recovered in middle of January. Warning, big pictures: screen lable claiming it is BoeHydis , believe it or not, I'm not the expert in this matters, on c...
by Natakranta
Tue May 05, 2020 6:12 am
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: Just picked up a new (to me) W541 - Questions
Replies: 15
Views: 1505

Re: Just picked up a new (to me) W541 - Questions

That's a really nice drop in temperatures. Well done! I've been using a bit my W541 since repasting CPU. On Windows 10 it seems quieter now when browsing web. ThrottleStop shows temperatures around 45-48°c occasionally jumping to 60ish°c On Mint it is definitely hotter and louder than on W10, that's...
by Natakranta
Sat Apr 25, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 DDR2 667MHz or 800MHz
Replies: 18
Views: 1088

Re: T61 DDR2 667MHz or 800MHz

Yes it's gambling, but at least with PayPal protection it's safer than casino :)
It just takes time to deliver, time to get refund, time for next order to arrive, and so on.
It's game for those who have time.
by Natakranta
Fri Apr 24, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 DDR2 667MHz or 800MHz
Replies: 18
Views: 1088

Re: T61 DDR2 667MHz or 800MHz

@ MEA707 , hello fellow Mint user! :D That's a vary good choice for first touch with Linux, I hope you enjoy it. I run Mint or Mint with dual boot W10 on all my laptops and NUCs. I like it. Have you installed tlp from the Software Manager? It is supposed to help a bit with extending battery life and...
by Natakranta
Fri Apr 24, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: 15" T60 type 2007-53G Frankenpad
Replies: 14
Views: 1554

Re: 15" T60 type 2007-53G Frankenpad

Update.
Plenty of toys to franken this pad ordered. First one has just been delivered from China: 42W2820 heat sink with fan.
Two fresh pictures: Front and Back because 1 picture tells 1000 words.
Hoping NVS140M motherboard, CPU and RAM will follow soon.
by Natakranta
Sun Apr 19, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T440p FHD IPS screen back light gone
Replies: 5
Views: 808

Re: T440p FHD IPS screen back light gone

Thanks a mill @RealBlackStuff for your detailed answer. So much appreciated, but I don't have soldering hot air gun nor the skills to proceed. First I'll check if I can get it sorted in some local repair shop nearby to save me on postage both ways. If no luck or some ridiculous pricing, I'll get bac...
by Natakranta
Sun Apr 19, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: Just picked up a new (to me) W541 - Questions
Replies: 15
Views: 1505

Re: Just picked up a new (to me) W541 - Questions

Well guys, your virtual kick in my butt worked wonders to motivate me. A bit of spare time in the evening helped as well. My W541 CPU uncovered . Thermal paste was dry like Sahara desert sand. That explains a lot. GPU thermal paste was in a bit less bad condition, slightly moist, but just slightly. ...
by Natakranta
Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: Just picked up a new (to me) W541 - Questions
Replies: 15
Views: 1505

Re: Just picked up a new (to me) W541 - Questions

Repasting involves immensely more work than does just blowing out the fan. This might be helpful: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_mU6oC_MZ4 Thanks for the link. I didn't know this one, I'll definitely watch it. Last time I used this W541 disassemble video when I was repasting T540p, that are same...
by Natakranta
Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:56 am
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: Just picked up a new (to me) W541 - Questions
Replies: 15
Views: 1505

Re: Just picked up a new (to me) W541 - Questions

Natakranta, I'm running 50° C or so with minimal fan action. You might try taking off the keyboard and palmrest (not too difficult - a ten minute job) and blowing any dust out. Use canned air and blow both ways. You might be surprised at how congested the airways are. Hope that helps. Correction: I...
by Natakranta
Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:56 am
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: Just picked up a new (to me) W541 - Questions
Replies: 15
Views: 1505

Re: Just picked up a new (to me) W541 - Questions

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 3:24 am
You know where to find me...
I do, but there is no excuse for me not to do it myself, apart of laziness and procrastination.
I did it once with T540p last year using W540 YouTube tutorial, so I know how , just need to find the when ;)
by Natakranta
Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: Just picked up a new (to me) W541 - Questions
Replies: 15
Views: 1505

Re: Just picked up a new (to me) W541 - Questions

Hi, I have W541 with exact same internals and 3K screen. Is yours running hot? Mine is both on W10 and on Mint. Even ThrottleStop undervoltung doesn't seem to help. Fan is spinning blowing hot air like a vacuum cleaner. Watching movie on VLC player, it is wooshing the air, but worst is playing 1440p...
by Natakranta
Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T440p FHD IPS screen back light gone
Replies: 5
Views: 808

Re: T440p FHD IPS screen back light gone

I took off palmrest in search of display cable connector on motherboard. picture of the port , unfortunately no access to the back light fuses :( I'm guessing they must be on the right side of the port under the metal frame. I'm not disassembling it further as I don't have soldering gun, I have zero...
by Natakranta
Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: X61 T9300/T9500 motherboard or X62/X63 motherboard (UK)
Replies: 14
Views: 2355

Re: WTB: X61 T9300/T9500 motherboard or X62/X63 motherboard (UK)

@Natakranta: check that X230 from the same (X61) seller. Or if you are in the market for an X240, let me know. I checked and his X230 looks nice and clean. Taking into account docking station and 240GB SSD, asking price seams reasonable. The thing is, with all the ThinkPads I already have, I don't ...

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