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by Natakranta
Wed Nov 04, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: T601F aka Frankenpad
Replies: 17
Views: 1196

Re: T601F aka Frankenpad

I managed to get one 08/08 NVS140m 15.4" board for around £40 but I'm procrastinating on the actual build.. Maybe over Christmas?.. If I was really desperate for more I could push on with my bga rework station project.. If that was worthwhile for Linux machines.. 15.4" ? That's the wide-screen T61,...
by Natakranta
Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: T601F aka Frankenpad
Replies: 17
Views: 1196

Re: T601F aka Frankenpad

I didn't have guts to rip off modem socket. I was afraid I break something on motherboard in the process. Taking out that piece of frame in the corner seemed way easier and safer to me. Mind it was first (and most likely last :D ) time was doing it. I didn't put the modem in anyway. I don't see any ...
by Natakranta
Sat Oct 31, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: T601F aka Frankenpad
Replies: 17
Views: 1196

Re: T601F aka Frankenpad

Hi, thanks for sharing your experience. My T60 came with 1400x1050 display. Judging by greet viewing angles it's the FlexView panel. What make exactly, no idea. I haven't touched it yet. I had R60 with faulty display for which I bought 1600x1200 panel from this seller December 2019. It came after mo...
by Natakranta
Fri Oct 30, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: T601F aka Frankenpad
Replies: 17
Views: 1196

Re: T601F aka Frankenpad

atagunov wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 5:27 pm
Congrats on a successful project! So was it again a 15.4" mobo this time? :)
No, it's classic mod with T61 14" 4:3 mobo with Nvidia NVS140m
Needed just a little bit of work with dremel in two places, you will see on the metal frame in the pictures.
by Natakranta
Fri Oct 30, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: T601F aka Frankenpad
Replies: 17
Views: 1196

Re: T601F aka Frankenpad

Surprisingly , my T61 with a fresh (TEST) :oops: Win10, 4GB ram , T9300 & 240GB SSD is pretty snappy too. I am recently looking into Legion's as new OR may be a used P1 , are you happy ? I am afraid you will say yes and convince me to go for one, so please, please say no :eek: I'm sorry to disappoi...
by Natakranta
Fri Oct 30, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: T601F aka Frankenpad
Replies: 17
Views: 1196

T601F aka Frankenpad

Hi Guys, Last weekend I finally put together my 2nd FrankenPad. First was based on R60 which is now back with its first owner who can't be happier with it. He is posting on r/thinkpad nice pictures of his old /new machine. That's a really nice story. You wil find my thread in this subsection of foru...
by Natakranta
Mon Aug 17, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Maximum disk capacity T480
Replies: 16
Views: 3416

Re: Maximum disk capacity T480

As I said above, I bought WD Blue SN500 a 500GB NVMe SSD with B & M key, but it sort of doesn't fit to my T480 WWAN m.2 slot :? picture 1 . So I took a metal saw, file and rotary disk to do some ghetto modding, and that's what I came up with :mrgreen: , picture 2 , picture 3 Somehow I didn't break t...
by Natakranta
Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:10 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Maximum disk capacity T480
Replies: 16
Views: 3416

Re: Maximum disk capacity T480

This applies to the WWAN slot. Fibocom (WWAN-module maker) says: The Fibocom L850 WWAN module [as used in T480] applies standard M.2 Key-B interface , with a total of 75 pins. That confirms my observations. T480 WWAN m.2 slot is B-key. My bad is I didn't do my homework properly before ordering that...
by Natakranta
Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:06 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Maximum disk capacity T480
Replies: 16
Views: 3416

Re: Maximum disk capacity T480

Hello, For the secondary mpcie slot with 2242 card type (the wwan m.2 slot), another option is to buy a Western Digital SN500. NOT the SN550 Max capacity : ~500GB for often 80$ or less. You'll see a 2280 type drive, but all component are grouped in the first 30 millimeters. You can saw it for fitti...
by Natakranta
Tue Aug 11, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Maximum disk capacity T480
Replies: 16
Views: 3416

Re: Maximum disk capacity T480

This is good article explaining m.2 SATA vs NVMe If I get it right, m.2 slot in my T480 is of a B-key (cutout on the left only), that means it needs SSC cards with B-key cutout, but still NVMe (not SATA) but just PCIe x2 speed. The difference is B-key supports PCIe x2 while M-key supports PCIe x4 (t...
by Natakranta
Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Maximum disk capacity T480
Replies: 16
Views: 3416

Re: Maximum disk capacity T480

Hi RBS! That eBay listing you linked expired . [fixed] That's the thing, it should fit in but it didn't. I just took the picture the other way arround to show the label on the SSD card. Yes, I'm trying to put it in the WWAN m.2 slot to have second drive on top of the original m.2 2280 sitting in the...
by Natakranta
Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Maximum disk capacity T480
Replies: 16
Views: 3416

Re: Maximum disk capacity T480

Thanks guys for all your comments and advises, appreciated! I've got that Samsung drive today and gave it a try. To my greatest disappointment it doesn't fit the slot. picture . If I put it upside down, the narrow 5 pin tip does not fit, or rather the other side of the card does not fit. If I align ...
by Natakranta
Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: SOLD: 15" R60 Frankenpad with R61 42W7822 mobo
Replies: 6
Views: 1083

Re: SOLD: 15" R60 Frankenpad with R61 42W7822 mobo

Hi guys, I'm happy to report I've just sold my R601Frank locally. The best is that it actually went back to the original owner from whom I bought half a year ago the broken screen R60 that was the base for this build. All the best to the new/old owner! I'm happy it found good home in neighborhood an...
by Natakranta
Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:24 am
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Finally finished my Frankenpad T601
Replies: 4
Views: 1493

Re: Finally finished my Frankenpad T601

Congratulations! I'm happy to see another FrankenPad. I should stop lingering and get down to work on my own Frank. I was lucky to acquire like new looking and working T60 this year for peanuts. For last few months I've been gathering parts and I already have all needed for the swap. Screen in mine ...
by Natakranta
Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Maximum disk capacity T480
Replies: 16
Views: 3416

Re: Maximum disk capacity T480

I thought a bit of thredomancy will be better then opening new thread regarding same matter :D I recently purchased new T480 with the m.2 256GB SSD in main bay. I'd like to add 2nd SSD to WWAN m.2 slot to install Linux on it to dual boot. I haven't opened the laptop yet, only read so far it must be ...
by Natakranta
Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T440p FHD IPS screen back light gone
Replies: 8
Views: 3065

Re: T440p FHD IPS screen back light gone

Well, I'm not electrician :mrgreen: he checked F3 as I asked him and said it is not blown, but working just fine. Then he started checking others and said that one is broken and bridged it. Could not be that measuring capacitor shows a result of blown fuse, like if you think you are measuring a fuse...
by Natakranta
Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T440p FHD IPS screen back light gone
Replies: 8
Views: 3065

Re: T440p FHD IPS screen back light gone

Waiting on my exams results (tomorrow, fingers crossed) I had time to disassemble my T440p with missing backlight. Local guy I bough T480 :) from had repair shop with soldering station under microscope. He checked the F3 fuse and said it was fine, no problem with it. Looking around he found the fuse...
by Natakranta
Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: T400 PCI Express Mini Card for wireless WAN
Replies: 11
Views: 2324

Re: T400 PCI Express Mini Card for wireless WAN

What wonders me is that I was testing this dodgy X9000 CPU in my T61 and R601F previously and it did no harm to them. So I didn't even think it could break the T400. No, the power cable was plugged in when I was holding power button for 20 seconds I'll check again with detached power. Yes, speakers ...
by Natakranta
Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: T400 PCI Express Mini Card for wireless WAN
Replies: 11
Views: 2324

Re: T400 PCI Express Mini Card for wireless WAN

Thanks RBS! I did a quick test again tonight and it was unsuccessful. I removed DVD, SSD, disconnected palmrest, left keyboard connected, Removed top side of frame, disconnected display ribbon, disconnected WiFi card and the other card next to it, removed RAM sticks, connected monitor through VGA an...
by Natakranta
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: T400 PCI Express Mini Card for wireless WAN
Replies: 11
Views: 2324

Re: T400 PCI Express Mini Card for wireless WAN

My T400 is not working any more, fan spinning screen is dead black :( After I removed supervisor password , it seemed working fine. I installed Mint on SSD and no problems. Yesterday I received bottom case for it to replaced the cracked one it has and so I did. Easy job. First mistake on my side, I ...
by Natakranta
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: SOLD: 15" R60 Frankenpad with R61 42W7822 mobo
Replies: 6
Views: 1083

SOLD: 15" R60 Frankenpad with R61 42W7822 mobo

SOLD Aug.2020 Hi, I'm selling my R601F Frankenpad I built myself this year, short story here on forum It was great fun to wok on it and final result is a 15" 4:3 tank I am typing this post on. It is time to release funds I spent on it as there is another project waiting to play with, T60 this time....
by Natakranta
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: T400 Software/Drivers and Switchable Graphics
Replies: 4
Views: 2641

Re: T400 Software/Drivers and Switchable Graphics

I did a clean W10 new 2004 install on T400 (with ATI card) and it was fine straight after booting, working ok till I connected to WiFi and windows started downloading updates, screen blinked black, returned to desktop but system UI remain frozen. I gave it like 20 minutes hoping it will finish whate...
by Natakranta
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: T400 PCI Express Mini Card for wireless WAN
Replies: 11
Views: 2324

Re: T400 PCI Express Mini Card for wireless WAN

I'm trying to remove supervisor password from this T400. I managed to disassemble it enough to get access to bottom side of motherboard, yet still having screen and keyboard connected. I'm shorting SCL and SDA pins (marked red line between them) on P24S08 chip following this instructions . With few ...
by Natakranta
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: T400 PCI Express Mini Card for wireless WAN
Replies: 11
Views: 2324

Re: T400 PCI Express Mini Card for wireless WAN

Thanks a mill @RealBlackStuff ! I was rushing yesterday when posting and must have missed something when generating links. I fixed them, they can be opened now without logging into Google services. I read the thread you linked. That cooled me down :) I'll try to unlock the password on motherboard, g...
by Natakranta
Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: T61 14" wide-screen not powering up with X9000
Replies: 31
Views: 4934

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

I had last exam today, I'm free man again, at least till results in July when it appears if I passed or have to learn again to repeat in August. It means I had a bit of time tonight to play with ThinkPads. A week or two ago came the 2nd X9000 I ordered after the failure the first one was, whole stor...
by Natakranta
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: T400 PCI Express Mini Card for wireless WAN
Replies: 11
Views: 2324

T400 PCI Express Mini Card for wireless WAN

Hi Guys, I've been lucky to purchase nicely speced T400 on local adverts for equivalent of 5 pints in village pub :) Unfortunately it has Supervisor password, which I'll be trying to take care myself later on Meanwhile I wander what are the expansion options with it. Lifting up keyboard ( picture ) ...
by Natakranta
Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:15 am
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: T61 NOS Nvidia mobo installation problem/question
Replies: 20
Views: 3490

Re: T61 NOS Nvidia mobo installation problem/question

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:06 am
Something like this: https://www.ebay.ie/itm/322520384697
Ordered. Thanks! I'll need them soon for my Frank build. Now back to ROI Taxation studying :mrgreen:

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