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by atagunov
Sun Dec 19, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: I hate numeric keypads. Am I the only one?
Replies: 19
Views: 4427

Re: I hate numeric keypads. Am I the only one?

I hate numeric keypads. Am I the only one? No you're not. W530, T520, T520, X220, X2100 + X230t/T60/R60 parts. My inventory. No numpads. Only one non-chicklet keyboard. Wanted to replace that but it's so nice and new and my family loves it. P.S. there's exactly one key I ever press on numpads - the...
by atagunov
Sat Dec 18, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W541/W550 Series
Topic: W530 Still?
Replies: 19
Views: 4987

Re: W530 Still?

My W530 ended up being unlucky.. I only pull it out when I need an extra Windows machine. Some modest Skype duties, a tiny bit of Adobe Premier. Mostly the machine is sitting in reserve waiting for when I need it. Both my Linux T520-s are still running daily, but that W530 is out of luck.. Well mayb...
by atagunov
Thu Oct 07, 2021 7:37 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: T520 keyboard replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 1251

Re: T520 keyboard replacement

Hi I've paid relatively big price for a keyboard on Aliexpress which I hoped would be NMB original but got what is definitely not an original keyboard. I didn't try to put it into use so no idea how good/bad it is. These days if I want a replacement keyboard - an I have in total 3 more or less used ...
by atagunov
Thu Sep 30, 2021 8:24 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: Who still uses a T520 as a daily driver. And why ?
Replies: 33
Views: 2845

Re: Who still uses a T520 as a daily driver. And why ?

I have the W530 because I needed a machine in the mechanical shop Wow! Last place on Earth I would have expected to find a W530! Earl of Wessex mending pavement kind of thing :) Don't look too deep into title and name, I made up the combination on the spot. Was quite amused to find out that the tit...
by atagunov
Tue Sep 28, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: Who still uses a T520 as a daily driver. And why ?
Replies: 33
Views: 2845

Re: Who still uses a T520 as a daily driver. And why ?

My T520 is sufficient to remote into work. I'm fine with how much space it's taking on my desk - a lot less than the desktops it has replaced. With SSD, 16Gb of RAM and a docking station with a 27" 16:10 desktop monitor plugged into it it's seriously fine. Old Microsoft natural keyboard and G502 mou...
by atagunov
Sat Sep 25, 2021 8:23 am
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Just bought a T61, anything I should know about them?
Replies: 5
Views: 1463

Re: Just bought a T61, anything I should know about them?

Hi make sure that the SSD that you put in doesn't wobble! T61 has 9mm bay and SSD is.. what.. 7mm? Think so. You don't need top of the range SSD - the machine only supports SATA I and with Middleton BIOS SATA II. So your SSD can be not the fastest in the world. But it will be a lot better than HDD :)
by atagunov
Tue Sep 21, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Windows 7 or Windows 10
Replies: 11
Views: 2735

Re: Windows 7 or Windows 10

What other reason there may be to upgrade? No matter how skeptical we might be about this Microsoft is providing a measure of virus protection in their updates. There is Widows Defender (or what is it called?) with regularly updated virus database. On the flip side of the coin Win 10 is notorious f...
by atagunov
Tue Sep 14, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/W510/W520 and W700/W701 Series
Topic: w520 fhd screen good?
Replies: 6
Views: 2218

Re: w520 fhd screen good?

I have this same screen panel in my used W530. It is quite nice but I wouldn't say it is excessively bright. It's okay for use indoors, but nothing outstanding and not much overhead. I expect that to be the case with all these panels - as they're well used by now. I second the suggestion to try and ...
by atagunov
Tue Sep 14, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: MNT Reform Laptop
Replies: 2
Views: 1426

Re: MNT Reform Laptop

Interesting contraption! System on chip that slides into SO-DIMM socket :)
But I wish it had 8Gb RAM not 4, too little RAM is why I ditched T60.

Further what size is this screen? I can't figure out from article or photo..
Keyboard layout might be a bit too avant-garde to my taste
by atagunov
Fri Sep 10, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: x2100 BIOS guide or at least text version of full menus and options tree?
Replies: 6
Views: 2081

Re: x2100 BIOS guide or at least text version of full menus and options tree?

I haven't gotten an email back from Xue Yao yet, so maybe I'll have to call him Ah, so there is a phone number to call :) Well in my case I always used internal reddit messages, he's https://www.reddit.com/user/xueyao I really don't want to go on a wild goose chase of taking the whole thing apart a...
by atagunov
Tue Sep 07, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: Did I just make an incredibly stupid purchase (BNIB sealed ThinkPad X61s), $377.51USD
Replies: 3
Views: 1820

Re: Did I just make an incredibly stupid purchase (BNIB sealed ThinkPad X61s), $377.51USD

So I'm asking the community: what should I do? what would you do? and was this a stupid purchase :) Hey! My answer was going to be hell yeah! Unpack and make your daily driver! But then I read I am already going to do a video or series about "let's build a ThinkPad" and build an X61 from "new old s...
by atagunov
Mon Sep 06, 2021 5:36 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: X230 Chicony keyboard - genuine? *WARNING: PICS*
Replies: 2
Views: 1482

Re: X230 Chicony keyboard - genuine? *WARNING: PICS*

Hi, welcome to the forum. Is sending back even an option?.. How much of what you paid would you get back?

On the topic - unfortunately no idea what to make out of FRU sticker on the back mismatching key layout..
by atagunov
Fri Sep 03, 2021 7:31 am
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Dim/Yellowed T60 Screen?
Replies: 8
Views: 1720

Re: Dim/Yellowed T60 Screen?

It's a 14 inch 1400x1050 screen, but if I can get a 14 inch 1600x1200 panel that will work, I'd certainly try! I've got a 15" T60 with 1400x1050. Sadly the panel is too dim to be comfortably usable even indoors, but the resolution was fine in my view. In fact going to higher resolution might not go...
by atagunov
Fri Sep 03, 2021 7:19 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: x2100 BIOS guide or at least text version of full menus and options tree?
Replies: 6
Views: 2081

Re: x2100 BIOS guide or at least text version of full menus and options tree?

Pretty darn sad. No life even after waiting a few minutes after trying to switch on? Mine sits motionless for about a minute - because I still haven't put that CMOS battery in. Think it might be the regular behaviour to sit with no signs of life for a minute and then wake up if the CMOS battery is r...
by atagunov
Thu Sep 02, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Dim/Yellowed T60 Screen?
Replies: 8
Views: 1720

Re: Dim/Yellowed T60 Screen?

Hi I understand replacing the backlight (CCFL tube I guess) is possible but is a rather delicate procedure. You'll be ripping some of the screen panel apart to do it. Some people have done this. My guess is this is backlight. What screen resolution have you got? There was a seller of 1600x1200 panel...
by atagunov
Thu Sep 02, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: What is the best way to clean your screen?
Replies: 1
Views: 1514

Re: What is the best way to clean your screen?

Hi, other people may have other tricks.. but I'm wearing glasses and I'm using the same tools to clean screens which are intended for glasses. There are special microfiber cloths for glasses and there are solutions for cleaning glasses, in London I can buy them at pharmacies. Glasses have plastic le...
by atagunov
Thu Sep 02, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Bios Backup, how ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1383

Re: Bios Backup, how ?

Is the latest factory bios protected from Spectre ? I think so. If it does protect it comes at a cost, performance drops. So not everybody wants this protection. I don't Is the New bios models prevent use of non-original parts ? I believe there is no difference between new and old BIOS-es here. Non...
by atagunov
Thu Sep 02, 2021 6:32 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: x2100 BIOS guide or at least text version of full menus and options tree?
Replies: 6
Views: 2081

Re: x2100 BIOS guide or at least text version of full menus and options tree?

Oh wow, Tokyo, Japan :) X2100 have spread quite a bit! How's yours working? Which screen have you got? Who assembled yours? Did you take the plunge to do BIOS upgrades yet or did you choose to play it safe and leave on whichever BIOS it was? Re guide, I haven't seen one yet. I suppose we could try t...
by atagunov
Thu Sep 02, 2021 6:26 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Bios Backup, how ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1383

Re: Bios Backup, how ?

2. Is there any major disadvantages to running bios versions higher than 2.0 on this particular model? Hi, I don't quite know version numbers here but speaking generally, overly fresh *30 BIOS may mean some Spectre vulnerability mitigations are included - decreasing maximum performance. Not sure by...
by atagunov
Wed Sep 01, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: x210 screen connector gone?
Replies: 29
Views: 2964

Re: x210 screen connector gone?

I managed to get the 1200p display working by replacing the ribbon. I bought an AWM 20624 80C 60V 30 Pin ribbon in 0.5mm Pitch. Its 200mm Long to match the 51nb cable I violently applaud your success! Fingers crossed for this ribbon holding together.. Ideally it would be sandwitched between some pl...
by atagunov
Tue Aug 31, 2021 8:20 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/W510/W520 and W700/W701 Series
Topic: W520 display is getting dimmed / dull - what to do?
Replies: 5
Views: 1644

Re: W520 display is getting dimmed / dull - what to do?

Seems complicated He he, it's also a question of time. I'm regarding myself reasonably technically competent but I'm repeatedly failing to find time to use all the parts I purchased for upgrading my Thinkpads and expensive, to get a new display No experience trying to purchase such a panel. No idea...
by atagunov
Sun Aug 29, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W541/W550 Series
Topic: Downgrading the screen on a W530
Replies: 14
Views: 4027

Re: Downgrading the screen on a W530

What is true is that a 1920x1080 W520/W530 panel can definitely be sold.
For how much is a different question :) They are offered at different prices.
But there will be people who would take one.
by atagunov
Sat Aug 28, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: x210 screen connector gone?
Replies: 29
Views: 2964

Re: x210 screen connector gone?

The 51nb 1200p ribbon is a much better design, but it has some breaks in the tracks. If you flex the cable when checking the continuity, it comes on and off. That's a shame, it looks quite nice. Is that ribbon a 30pin to 30pin?.. Why did they not use a ready-made 30pin to 30pin eDP cable? Is it bec...
by atagunov
Sat Aug 28, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/W510/W520 and W700/W701 Series
Topic: W520 display is getting dimmed / dull - what to do?
Replies: 5
Views: 1644

Re: W520 display is getting dimmed / dull - what to do?

You can use certain hardware info software to identify the installed LCD. I think AIDA64 can do it Certainly but W520/W530 are a special case - there is basically one FRU/model to look for if you want 1920x1080 https://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?p=852451 Guess we can trust RBS when he names ...
by atagunov
Sat Aug 28, 2021 10:56 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: How many still using an X230/230T?
Replies: 37
Views: 7754

Re: How many still using an X230/230T?

If you really intend to keep the laptops, spend what is necessary, when it's necessary. If you wait for too long you won't find spares at all. Collector's mentality :) I'm a bit of a collector myself.. But then it makes me happy to see people use classic hardware for its utility/quality/affordabili...
by atagunov
Sat Aug 28, 2021 10:51 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/W510/W520 and W700/W701 Series
Topic: W500 display lid switch problem.
Replies: 3
Views: 1721

Re: W500 display lid switch problem.

Hi, what some people had noticed was that if they have a magnet somewhere on them then passing your hand with the said magnet over a Thinkpad can send it to sleep - as it incorrectly detects this as "lid closed event". Can we rule out this being a case of the said problem? What seems to be triggerin...
by atagunov
Fri Aug 27, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/W510/W520 and W700/W701 Series
Topic: W520 display is getting dimmed / dull - what to do?
Replies: 5
Views: 1644

Re: W520 display is getting dimmed / dull - what to do?

Hi, the inverter (a small board inside the display enclosure) would have been a cheap fix but I fear there is no reason to believe that what you're seeing is the inverter's fault. My assumption would be that the backlight in the screen panel is getting dimmer and dimmer. So to fix the issue would me...
by atagunov
Fri Aug 27, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FREE: ThinkPad Shipping Boxes
Replies: 5
Views: 594

Re: FREE: ThinkPad Shipping Boxes

mpcook wrote:
Fri Aug 27, 2021 2:53 pm
Just got another one from Lenovo by mistake and I am out of room
How familiar! My X220 and X2100 are just collecting dust in the room due to lack of storage..
W530 when not in use is sitting in its carry-bag and all the sensible long-term storage space is taken by T60 and R60-s
by atagunov
Fri Aug 27, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: x210 screen connector gone?
Replies: 29
Views: 2964

Re: x210 screen connector gone?

I think I'm starting to understand a little. The display panel has got a normal 40pin connector as found on modern factory-made eDP cables. For god knows what reason on a X2100 motherboard you have to connect that into two connectors: 6-pin and 30-pin. The X2100 that you originally had, James, made ...

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