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by w0qj
Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1/X1C
Topic: Thinkpad x1 Tablet
Replies: 8
Views: 1412

Re: Thinkpad x1 Tablet

Sorry to hear that your X1 Tablet had issues :(

It would be cool if ThinkPad can iron out these issues;
we almost bought one of these last year (bought X1 Carbon notebook instead)...
by w0qj
Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: My New T440p
Replies: 3
Views: 156

Re: My New T440p

Wow, congrads on your T440p! Feel jealous; we never had a "p" model in our grubby hands ;) Heat dissipation would be just fine; you have an Intel i5-4300m which is dual core CPU. ==> I personally feel that your present T440p would be just fine! To put it into perspective, we are still daily using ou...
by w0qj
Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/P50 and later Series
Topic: P50 X-Rite Color Calibrator issue - Missing ECCM2SensorData.dat
Replies: 1
Views: 104

Re: P50 X-Rite Color Calibrator issue - Missing ECCM2SensorData.dat

If no one else have any idea, how's this "quicker and dirty" way: 0) Back up your important data first from your Original HDD/SSD. 1) IF you have a spare HDD/SSD lying around, pop this spare one into your Thinkpad, use your Product Recovery on this spare HDD/SSD. 2) Copy this ECCM2SensorData.dat fro...
by w0qj
Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/P50 and later Series
Topic: Replaceable fuse inside the 170w power supply?
Replies: 6
Views: 680

Re: Replaceable fuse inside the 170w power supply?

For our daily driver Thinkpad, we always have three (!) power bricks at ready:
~One at work
~One at home (hey, it is a notebook, right?)
~One permanently packed into our travel bag, ready to go at a moment's notice!
my03 wrote:
Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:25 am
...I ended up purchasing two (!) power bricks...
by w0qj
Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: AC WiFi card to X230 (with modified BIOS flash)
Replies: 4
Views: 147

Re: AC WiFi card to X230 (with modified BIOS flash)

err... think that modified (unofficial) BIOS cannot be discussed on this Thinkpads.com forum, as per Forum Rules.

~A fellow ThinkPad user
by w0qj
Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T470 gets Editor's Choice
Replies: 0
Views: 145

T470 gets Editor's Choice

www.pcmag.com/review/355734/lenovo-thinkpad-t470 PC Magazine gives T470 gets Editor's Choice on Aug 28th 2017. Better late than never! T470 actually replaced X1 Carbon as Editor's Choice for 14" notebook computer, mainly on the (lower) price and more user replaceable parts (RAM and HDD/SSD). Our tak...
by w0qj
Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T430 swap 16:10 from T410
Replies: 4
Views: 188

Re: T430 swap 16:10 from T410

Wow, hope you merely digitally edited your photo, and did not actually mark up your Thinkpads for the sake of demonstration ;)
Thinkpad4by3 wrote:
Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:49 am
http://i.imgur.com/0r3Te22.jpg

This is the biggest problem.
by w0qj
Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Weird Search Problem
Replies: 7
Views: 417

Re: Weird Search Problem

Or you can purchase a search program such as X1
www.x1.com
Been using this for many years; saves you a lot of time in locating your files!

(No, we do not work for X1 !)
by w0qj
Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X1/X1C
Topic: Which processor (i7 7500 vs i7 7600) should I choose?
Replies: 5
Views: 278

Re: Which processor (i7 7500 vs i7 7600) should I choose?

1. If you plan to do only one thing at a time (nothing done together at the same time), then any i3/i5 CPU with 8 GB RAM would suffice for the time being. (ie: Either T470 or X1 Carbon). ~Browser internet with a few tabs open ~Watch movie ~Occasional gaming ~MS Excel work 2. The real issue is future...
by w0qj
Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T470 and installing a bigger SSD
Replies: 6
Views: 393

Re: T470 and installing a bigger SSD

1. Did you first "initialize" your new 512GB SSD to prepare for Win10 installation? http://forum.thinkpads.com//viewtopic.php?f=62&t=121498&sid=d65de9828b8a9a719908252de7835b91 2. Also, did you try to do a Product Recovery on your 180 GB SSD? (AFTER you back up your data first to yet another externa...
by w0qj
Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T410 HDD replacement: SATA or MicroSATA?
Replies: 10
Views: 3070

Re: T410 HDD replacement: SATA or MicroSATA?

1. We can confirm from experience that T410 can handle a 1 TB 2.5"/7.0mm SSD (Samsung 850 Pro for its 10 year warranty). So I would imagine that a 1 TB HDD would work on T410 also... (Sorry for coming to the party so late!) 2. Our T410 was running off a 9.5mm thick SSD as of a few days ago, so this ...
by w0qj
Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:58 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1/X1C
Topic: Display Check: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017 (i5, WQHD)
Replies: 2
Views: 292

Re: Display Check: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017 (i5, WQHD)

Just a heads-up, i5 CPU is limited to maximum of 8 GB RAM, whereas i7 can potentially utilize even more RAM. Other previous hands-on review as below, for the sake of completeness: ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017 (i5, FHD) Review: www.notebookcheck.net/Lenovo-ThinkPad-X1-Carbon-2017-Core-i5-Full-HD-Laptop-Re...
by w0qj
Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:57 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1/X1C
Topic: Review on X1 Carbon Gen-5 (circa 2017)
Replies: 4
Views: 1516

Re: Review on X1 Carbon Gen-5 (circa 2017)

Just an update (thanks to Puppy): ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017 (i5, WQHD ) Review**: www.notebookcheck.net/Display-Check-Lenovo-ThinkPad-X1-Carbon-2017-i5-WQHD-Laptop.242798.0.html ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017 (i5, FHD) Review**: www.notebookcheck.net/Lenovo-ThinkPad-X1-Carbon-2017-Core-i5-Full-HD-Laptop-Revi...
by w0qj
Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:58 am
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/P50 and later Series
Topic: Have new P51 arriving Tuesday.
Replies: 7
Views: 351

Re: Have new P51 arriving Tuesday.

Wow, a P51, congrads! 1. We came also used other brands previously, and now we exclusively use ThinkPad (and ThinkCentre) products! Do enjoy your stay around; our users on this Forum is quite helpful to each other! 2. There was a comment on P50 here: http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=1...
by w0qj
Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/P50 and later Series
Topic: Upgrading a new P50?
Replies: 5
Views: 268

Re: Upgrading a new P50?

Just an addendum, Lenovo USA website still sells later version P50 with proper RAM that works with WWAN, all ordered directly from Lenovo: http://www3.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/thinkpad/thinkpad-p/P50/p/20ENCTO1WWENUS0 ie: P50 ~compatible RAM DDR4 2133 MHz (=2.133 GHz) ~WWAN built-in directly from Le...
by w0qj
Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/P50 and later Series
Topic: Upgrading a new P50?
Replies: 5
Views: 268

Re: Upgrading a new P50?

Almost all our Thinkpads have WWAN (Mobile Broadband); that's why we stick with Thinkpad ;) 1) We briefly flirted with your same idea of P50 with WWAN last year, and our conclusion as follows: a) Early versions of P50/P50S/P70 with RAM DDR4 2400 MHz cannot use WWAN (WWAN also uses this very same 2.4...
by w0qj
Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: And another reason to avoid Micro$haft's W10
Replies: 72
Views: 2250

Re: And another reason to avoid Micro$haft's W10

Actually we just cut a square of cardboard paper, and use tape to temporarily cover the webcam on our Thinkpads. (We are using Win7 by the way). On the rare occasion that we use Skype or anything like that, we just (temporarily) remove the cardboard paper, until after use. Low tech ;) ...Bye-bye pri...
by w0qj
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: And another reason to avoid Micro$haft's W10
Replies: 72
Views: 2250

Re: And another reason to avoid Micro$haft's W10

Windows 10 is about to implement built-in eye tracking functionality, obstinately for disabled accessibility (yeah, right). It would not surprise me when in the not-too-distant-future that M$ would obstinately announce eye tracking for *ALL* Win10 users, to better help serve the user (and pad up on ...
by w0qj
Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: What yo do with old T4X Machines.
Replies: 25
Views: 1889

Re: What yo do with old T4X Machines.

Wow, that was very useful. Thank you! ...XP is no longer supported by Microsoft but I couldn't care less. I'm using the final release of Chrome 49 for XP ( 49.0.2623.112 ) and Firefox ESR 52.x which is still supported and updated on XP. Both browsers run great and can correctly display any website. ...
by w0qj
Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: ThinkPad T4* RAM
Replies: 8
Views: 713

Re: ThinkPad T4* RAM

Just Google for "Thinkpad T41 RAM specs"

And also google for "Thinkpad T41 RAM upgrade"

A preliminary Google search shows a "PC2700" RAM.

Anyone with T41 model with RAM upgrade experience?
by w0qj
Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Illuminated keyboard
Replies: 3
Views: 1740

Re: Illuminated keyboard

Unfortunately there is no ambient light sensor for Thinkpads thus far. Neither for the LCD, nor the illuminated keyboard. But it does not take too long to adjust for this manually; just a few key presses will do! BTW, you do know that there are two levels of intensity for illuminated keyboard lighti...
by w0qj
Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:36 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T570: M2 NVMe + additional 2,5" SATAIII?
Replies: 5
Views: 919

Re: T570: M2 NVMe + additional 2,5" SATAIII?

Wow, congrads on your P51s;
now we feel jealous ;)

By the way, there is another Forum for your top-end model ThinkPads:

ThinkPad W530 and later Series [Which includes the "P-series"]:
viewforum.php?f=70

Do feel free to share your hands-on use with us!
by w0qj
Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:19 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Bad keyboard on T470p
Replies: 2
Views: 414

Re: Bad keyboard on T470p

Sounds like some hardware needs to be fixed (especially your keyboard?)...
Perhaps you can let Thinkpad repair depot to look at your machine?
Your T470p should still be under warranty...

fyi, we are very happy with our Thinkpads, some of which are running well over 5+ yrs old now...
by w0qj
Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Can't turn off microphone
Replies: 5
Views: 675

Re: Can't turn off microphone

If you don't use your microphone at all, you can simply disable your microphone from BIOS (before boot-up).
Good luck!
by w0qj
Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T410 Finger print scanner
Replies: 5
Views: 749

Re: T410 Finger print scanner

Our T410 running Windows 7 Pro is running just fine, and our HP OfficeJet Pro 8600 series all connected to our WiFi router.

We can tell our HP OfficeJet to remote scanning to PDF to your computer or email program.

ie: Yes, you can connect scanner to T410, and ours is running very reliably!
by w0qj
Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Regarding the t470s
Replies: 4
Views: 437

Re: Regarding the t470s

1. It's a VERY nice docking station, with 6x USB 3.0 ports, and DisplayPort/HDMI/DVI-D/VGA outputs (total 5 video out ports!). It would probably be best if you email contact Lenovo/Thinkpad to ensure that your T470s is compatible with this 135W Thinkpad Ultra Dock (40A20135EU), since we also did not...
by w0qj
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1/X1C
Topic: Lenovo updates and BIOS updates unable to install
Replies: 1
Views: 173

Re: Lenovo updates and BIOS updates unable to install

Hello Ham! A big welcome to Thinkpad Forums! We have a X1 Carbon 4th Gen (X1C4) running on Windows 7 Pro 64-bit. 1. So do you have problem installing Lenovo System Update? Please try to uninstall, reboot, then reinstall Lenovo System Update from here: http://pcsupport.lenovo.com/hk/en/products/lapto...
by w0qj
Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420 slots
Replies: 9
Views: 910

Re: T420 slots

Someone in another Forum posting mentioned that he is using ExpressCard for USB3 connections x2.
There was apparently also another ExpressCard for eSATA connections x2 which was powered.

But obviously this is very laptop model specific equipment requirement...
by w0qj
Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: 3gmodem not detected
Replies: 5
Views: 1294

Re: 3gmodem not detected

Any update on this issue? Would be very interested in this matter, many thanks! - - - - - - - - - A significant number of our Thinkpad notebook computers have built-in OEM Mobile Broadband cards (WWAN); this is why we stuck with Thinkpad (along with the great TrackPoint!). But it is also Linux probl...
by w0qj
Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: And another reason to avoid Micro$haft's W10
Replies: 72
Views: 2250

Re: And another reason to avoid Micro$haft's W10

@RealBlackStuff, wow, many thanks, will look into this! (REALLY active forums here, away for just 24 hours, so many replies!) <Our official comment on Linux in below URL link, but that is off-topic so will discuss in Linux Forum instead!> http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=120068&p=80363...

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