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by w0qj
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Dell to release a new XPS 15 model with a 4K OLED panel in March
Replies: 12
Views: 2683

Re: Dell to release a new XPS 15 model with a 4K OLED panel in March

So have the OLED designer/engineers solved the OLED burn-in problems yet? I don't want to have a permanent Task-Bar burn-in on the bottom of my OLED screen! Personally I'm glad that I'm using X1 Extreme 1st Gen (X1E1) with 4k IPS LCD, and not OLED! (But still, I wish the X1E1 4k IPS LCD is more "mat...
by w0qj
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Firefox will become the only safe browser on Windows 10
Replies: 15
Views: 2151

Re: Firefox will become the only safe browser on Windows 10

Just curious, 1. Slimjet vs Google Chrome: Would using Slimjet browser (also chromium-based similar to Google Chrome) be better for privacy, as compared to Google Chrome? 2. Firefox: have been trying this out again this past month. Is there any of using 15+ tabs in Firefox that without require you t...
by w0qj
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1/X1-Carbon (X1Cx)/X1Cx-Tablet and newer
Topic: X1C models...what's the difference and what should I get?
Replies: 6
Views: 99

Re: X1C models...what's the difference and what should I get?

[Edit: Because the X1C4 (4th Gen) accept *any* NVMe "2280" sized SSD, I personally would recommend X1C4.] (We have using both X1C3 & X1C4 for years now, so we can compare). - - - - - - - - - - So for you it's X1C3 vs X1C4 (X1 Carbon 3rd Gen vs 4th Gen): X1C3: ~USB 3.0 ports only (no USB-C ports). ~s...
by w0qj
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1/X1-Carbon (X1Cx)/X1Cx-Tablet and newer
Topic: X1C models...what's the difference and what should I get?
Replies: 6
Views: 99

Re: X1C models...what's the difference and what should I get?

For X1C3 (X1 Carbon 3rd Generation), just be careful of the gotcha (you can still get X1C3 if you're comfortable with below SSD situation): "2280" sized SSD can be either M.2 SSD ACHI / PCIe 2.0 x4 or SATA "2280" sized. ie: You need either ACHI "2280" sized SSD which is very hard to find "new", or u...
by w0qj
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Firefox will become the only safe browser on Windows 10
Replies: 15
Views: 2151

Re: Firefox will become the only safe browser on Windows 10

This report about Google Chrome scares me: Google's Chrome Web Browser "Has Become Spy Software" www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-06-22/googles-chrome-web-browser-has-become-spy-software-wapo "My tests of Chrome vs. Firefox unearthed a personal data caper of absurd proportions. In a week of Web surfing o...
by w0qj
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: T25 with Quad-Core CPU and UHD LCD Panel
Replies: 12
Views: 832

Re: T25 with Quad-Core CPU and UHD LCD Panel

Welcome to our ThinkPads forum! Just curious, how did you get your hands on a T25 keyboard? Heard that ThinkPad had been very strict with their supplies of spare T25 keyboards, sometimes even asking if you own a T25 before passing out a spare T25 keyboard? I recently performed this mod to my T480(to...
by w0qj
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: x270 w/Win 10 has performance lag on battery
Replies: 2
Views: 165

Re: x270 w/Win 10 has performance lag on battery

Perhaps not exactly related, a user of a ASUS notebook computer reported that: ~Computer shuddering problems occurred after Win'10 1809 update ~After long discussion, the "Best Solution" is to stop the driver for wireless adapter (ASUS USB N66), which stopped the Win'10 shuddering (Not sure if that ...
by w0qj
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Thunderbolt dock gen 2 (40AN0230EU)
Replies: 9
Views: 235

Re: Thunderbolt dock gen 2 (40AN0230EU)

Agree with you that ThinkPad 25 is basically a T470. ie: Anything that T470 support should in theory be also be supported ThinkPad 25, and this includes the docking stations. eg: Thunderbolt Firmware Update for Windows 10 (64-bit) - ThinkPad T470, ThinkPad 25 http://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/produc...
by w0qj
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Thunderbolt dock gen 2 (40AN0230EU)
Replies: 9
Views: 235

Re: Thunderbolt dock gen 2 (40AN0230EU)

w0qj wrote: ↑Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:57 am ...ThinkPad compatibly matrix may be useful (Just click on ThinkPad link and download the massive XLS file): http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/accs-guide ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Dock 40AC0135EU ThinkPad Hybrid USB-C with USB-A Dock 40AF0135EU ThinkPad USB...
by w0qj
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Thunderbolt dock gen 2 (40AN0230EU)
Replies: 9
Views: 235

Re: Thunderbolt dock gen 2 (40AN0230EU)

1. The model you are referring to is: ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Dock Gen 2, with the 135W AC adapter 40AN0 135 EU 2. Unfortunately your ThinkPad T25 will not support this Thunderbolt 3 Dock Gen 2, with the 135W AC adapter (40AN0 135 EU), because: a) Your below webpage did not list T25 as a supported mo...
by w0qj
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Thunderbolt dock gen 2 (40AN0230EU)
Replies: 9
Views: 235

Re: Thunderbolt dock gen 2 (40AN0230EU)

[Edit to Forum Moderators, I've accidentally edited the original posting, and cannot revert back to the original posting 10 hours earlier!!] ...ThinkPad compatibly matrix may be useful (Just click on ThinkPad link and download the massive XLS file): http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/accs-gui...
by w0qj
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: PCIe 4.0 is coming (for AMD anyways)
Replies: 0
Views: 427

PCIe 4.0 is coming (for AMD anyways)

PCIe 4.0 is coming (for AMD anyways). No public PCIe 4.0 plans for Intel yet. www.pcworld.com/article/3400176/pcie-40-everything-you-need-to-know-specs-compatibility.html 1. The PCIe 4.0 SSD runs so hot (faster chipsets) that a heatsink case is mandatory. 2. The PCIe 4.0 chipset runs so hot that a d...
by w0qj
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: W540 Will Not Start
Replies: 4
Views: 567

Re: W540 Will Not Start

Just bouncing ideas around before you actually go out and replace your suspected motherboard failure... 1. Try opening up computer to take out and re-seat all your RAM modules? 2. Take out your HDD/SSD and re-seat all of them. 3. ***How do we know that it is a motherboard failure, and not a HDD/SSD ...
by w0qj
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Secure erase and NVME card
Replies: 2
Views: 222

Re: Secure erase and NVME card

Your question is how to secure erase NVMe SSD (in your case, yours is M.2 "2242" sized SSD). 1. There are a number of freeware secure erase programs out there; just google for "secure erase ssd freeware". ==> Anyone else with actual experience with a good freeware secure erase SSD program ? 2. We us...
by w0qj
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Is it worth repairing my X220 anymore? Only 1USB port half works, thats the main issue.. plus the others
Replies: 7
Views: 464

Re: Is it worth repairing my X220 anymore? Only 1USB port half works, thats the main issue.. plus the others

fyi, we also have a unit of X230 (2306-2CB) with i5 CPU. It has a total of three (3) USB ports, as follows: ~The two on the left hand side is USB 3.0 ~The one on the right hand side is USB 2.0 i5-3210M (2.5 GHz), HDD, 12.5" 1366x768 TFT LCD (200 nits), Intel HD Graphics, 802.11bgn, Bluetooth, 1GB Et...
by w0qj
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T430 Fan Noise - Need FRU for good replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 503

Re: T430 Fan Noise - Need FRU for good replacement

Just in case you don't have this already:

T430 HMM (Hardware Maintenance Manual)
http://thinkpads.com/support/hmm/hmm_pd ... 304_03.pdf
by w0qj
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T510 Why so many refurbished on market
Replies: 13
Views: 2369

Re: T510 Why so many refurbished on market

OK, I stand corrected (again) ;)

T510 has 16:9 LCD
T410 has 16:10 LCD
Thinkpad4by3 wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:03 pm
Note T510 has a 16:9 LCD....
by w0qj
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T510 Why so many refurbished on market
Replies: 13
Views: 2369

Re: T510 Why so many refurbished on market

We have a souped up T410 (maxed out to 8 GB RAM, large 2.5" SATA SSD) as our daily driver, and it runs very well! Our T410 (and by extension T510) is just fine for daily office work use: 1. Daily office type work (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint), YouTube use, browser/internet use. 2. This was done using...
by w0qj
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Adding internal USB sockets into an X250/260?
Replies: 5
Views: 732

Re: Adding internal USB sockets into an X250/260?

Wow, adding an internal USB port into X250/X260? If successful, you'll probably be amongst the first ones to do this! 1. A fellow ThinkPadder (probably not from this forum) shared in great detail how he had successfully added an internal USB port into his X220. But by doing this mod, it meant that h...
by w0qj
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: x250 Screen freezes and restarts + Video
Replies: 3
Views: 476

Re: x250 Screen freezes and restarts + Video

Wow, thanks for your sharing, for confirming that it's the loose RAM !

I would have guessed that it's a loose internal video cable...(but guess you were right, it's the RAM).
by w0qj
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: X270 Reset error (platform reset not de-asserted)
Replies: 4
Views: 483

Re: X270 Reset error (platform reset not de-asserted)

Greetings to our ThinkPads forum! 1. Here is the X270 HMM (Hardware Maintenance Manual): http://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/x270_hmm_en_sp40j65511.pdf 2. On page 39 of this X270 HMM, it suggested that you change to a new motherboard, as the old motherboard may be defective. Quote: "0001: ...
by w0qj
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Windows 10 Now Require a Minimum of 32GB Storage Space -- April 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 677

Re: Windows 10 Now Require a Minimum of 32GB Storage Space -- April 2019

Just to clarify, MS said this 32GB minimum requirement is aimed especially at small form factor Win10 devices such as MS Surface or other similar devices,
where the device's total storage perhaps maybe 32-64 GB in size only! Guess MS is prodding the OEM makers to increase their storage capacity.
by w0qj
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Windows 10 Now Require a Minimum of 32GB Storage Space -- April 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 677

Re: Windows 10 Now Requires a Minimum of 32GB Storage Space -- April 2019

Update/Clarification from MS: www.tomshardware.com/news/windows-10-may-2019-update-storage-requirement-install,39576.html "...[Microsoft] clarified that the 32GB requirement is only for new devices from its OEM partners." ie: Older devices not affected by this new 32 GB minimum of storage space. [Ed...
by w0qj
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: How to get VPN working in browser
Replies: 6
Views: 737

Re: How to get VPN working in browser

Hi RealBlackStuff,
Pls check your PM
by w0qj
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: How to get VPN working in browser
Replies: 6
Views: 737

Re: How to get VPN working in browser

Windscribe VPN has pretty good word of mouth.
Heard the "free" version is still good enough to use!

www.Windscribe.com
by w0qj
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: ThinkPad P1/P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: P50/Win7 memory-issue on login and first "safe as" (each app)
Replies: 6
Views: 1101

Re: P50/Win7 memory-issue on login and first "safe as" (each app)

Does your Windows image/snapsot solution support restoring only the Windows OS files, leaving your data & programs intact?

(Strongly suggest you backup your data before trying something like this!)
by w0qj
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T430 new to Cormor99
Replies: 7
Views: 756

Re: T430 new to Cormor99

Welcome to our ThinkPad forum! You've chosen a good machine; T430 can run Win10/Win8/Win7, Linux. ~T430 has two RAM slots, and can be upgraded up to total 16 GB (8+8GB). ~Any 2.5" SSD would fit into T430, suggest you use product recovery if you plan to change SSD. http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPa...
by w0qj
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1/X1-Carbon (X1Cx)/X1Cx-Tablet and newer
Topic: X1C6 charging voltage
Replies: 7
Views: 853

Re: X1C6 charging voltage

1. ***Anyone else with USB-C charging experience can shed light on this X1C6 question? 2. Sorry, we've specifically avoided this USB-C charging thingy. So no hands on experience with USB-C charging... 3. Notebookcheck.net had a tidbit about your X1C6 (circa 2018) power supply: www.notebookcheck.net/...
by w0qj
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1/X1-Carbon (X1Cx)/X1Cx-Tablet and newer
Topic: X1C6 charging voltage
Replies: 7
Views: 853

Re: X1C6 charging voltage

OK, finally found this at UK ThinkPad, [X1C6]>>[Customization]>>[Accessories]: www.lenovo.com/gb/en/cart/2a5932cd-701b-4ae5-a948-401bdc897b5d?activeTabName=Accessories&transMessageFlag=true Lenovo 65W Standard AC Adapter (USB Type-C)- UK/Ireland Model name: 4X20M26276 The Lenovo 65W Standard AC Adap...
by w0qj
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: X240/250/260... differences and questions
Replies: 7
Views: 979

Re: X240/250/260... differences and questions

If you do serious work on your computer with Win10 64-bit, then I personally (strongly) suggest 16GB RAM. It's quite easy to go over the 8 GB RAM usage nowadays. Browsers and webpages are no longer trying hard to reduce their memory usage. My pet peeve is that webpages are now regularly embedding vi...

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