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by dr_st
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1 / X1-Carbon / X1-Extreme and later Series
Topic: X1E Thunderbolt Dock Issues
Replies: 2
Views: 55

Re: X1E Thunderbolt Dock Issues

I don't have an X1E but my X1C5 has "Support in Pre Boot Environment" options under its Thunderbolt menu in the BIOS setup, and they need to be enabled. Don't you have the same options there?
by dr_st
Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: ThinkPad P1/P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: Anyone make new CTRL and FN keys so they are in the proper locations?
Replies: 3
Views: 490

Re: Anyone make new CTRL and FN keys so they are in the proper locations?

Jake.Werecat wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:09 pm
The proper location for the Fn key is the left bottom corner. All other brands are mistaken XD
All other brands, except Compaq Armada/Evo! :lol:
by dr_st
Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Corona-COVID-19 virus statistics and HOW is it affecting you.. what are you doing..?
Replies: 47
Views: 2055

Re: Corona-COVID-19 virus statistics and HOW is it affecting you.. what are you doing..?

The only reason why we have these measures in EU deployed, is just to flatten the infection curve but not one experienced virologist is convinced we can still contain the virus without a cure available in the next 2 months. The only reason to flatten the curve is to prevent the health care system b...
by dr_st
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Corona-COVID-19 virus statistics and HOW is it affecting you.. what are you doing..?
Replies: 47
Views: 2055

Re: Corona-COVID-19 virus statistics and HOW is it affecting you.. what are you doing..?

This is the best analysis I've read so far: https://medium.com/@tomaspueyo/coronavirus-act-today-or-people-will-die-f4d3d9cd99ca In Israel right now it's not quite a total lockdown, but all non-essential recreational activities are suspended, public sector is working in emergency mode, private secto...
by dr_st
Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Problem with upgrading my T400 to an SSD
Replies: 4
Views: 307

Re: Problem with upgrading my T400 to an SSD

Most likely the MBR / boot sector / partition table have not been properly cloned. I'm not sure how it should even work for a USB device, as I've always cloned SATA to SATA (but you would need a SATA HDD Ultrabay adapter for that).
by dr_st
Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:10 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: ThinkPad T510 upgrade -- next steps after SSD and RAM?
Replies: 18
Views: 3838

Re: ThinkPad T510 upgrade -- next steps after SSD and RAM?

Yes, that. I've personally tested all the 34mm cards in that roundup on the T410 (which is like the T510) and they all work as USB 3.0, although the top speed is not as high as no more modern laptops that have PCIe 2.0.
by dr_st
Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Happy w/ 1080p FHD IPS Syonyk Upgrade, but questions:
Replies: 4
Views: 556

Re: Happy w/ 1080p FHD IPS Syonyk Upgrade, but questions:

Nitpicking: 4K is UHD (3840x2160). QHD (2560x1440) is sometimes unofficially called '2K'. :) Personally I feel comfortable with FHD 14" but probably would not like QHD in that size (everything would be to small and I would have to scale things anyways). But many people prefer QHD even in 14" for the...
by dr_st
Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Trying to use a T410 w/ VGA cable to projector, but no signal
Replies: 1
Views: 314

Re: Trying to use a T410 w/ VGA cable to projector, but no signal

Which operating system? If it's Windows 7 or later, try Win+P instead of Fn+F7.

Does Fn+F7 work in the pre-boot environment (BIOS)?
by dr_st
Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: screen resolution preference
Replies: 4
Views: 644

Re: screen resolution preference

even if you compared a FHD display (running on 1600x900) vs a display which can achieve only 1600x900 at best, the FHD panel would still be a winner (because of higher PPI = smoother font). Actually it wouldn't be this way. Since you would be trying to display a certain number of logical pixels acr...
by dr_st
Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Maybe it's starting (to die)...?
Replies: 11
Views: 1295

Re: Maybe it's starting (to die)...?

either the WiFi disable slide switch nor the Fn+F5 hotkey. Then within a second the RF_KILL bit got toggled back to its previous state. At times the WiFi card was unable to process such rapid switching, and a cascade of error messages appeared, some involving DMA channels, then the WiFi driver rese...
by dr_st
Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Popup images and text are blurry after LCD replacement on T450
Replies: 1
Views: 696

Re: Popup images and text are blurry after LCD replacement on T450

Welcome to the forum. :)

Make sure the display settings are set to 100% DPI. Then log out and log back in.
by dr_st
Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: my T420's camera: how do I know it's on?
Replies: 3
Views: 1064

Re: my T420's camera: how do I know it's on?

The LED is supposed to come on when the camera is on. If you don't need it at all, might as well leave the electrical tape on. If you do think you might want to use it sometimes, get one of the webcam shutters, like this: https://www.ebay.com/itm/6PCS-WebCam-Shutter-Privacy-Slider-Camera-Cover-Plast...
by dr_st
Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: Feeling proud of my mint condition G40.
Replies: 6
Views: 1216

Re: Feeling proud of my mint condition G40.

Happygeek10 wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 5:01 pm
The keyboard is amazing.
Not for keyboard-centric gaming, though. I haven't seen a Thinkpad keyboard that hasn't been absolute garbage in terms of registering multiple keys at once. Most 3-key combos cause them to jam.
by dr_st
Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: ThinkPad R60 (X1400) for old games
Replies: 9
Views: 1434

Re: ThinkPad R60 (X1400) for old games

There is only one heatsink and one fan that is shared by CPU and GPU. TPFanControl can control it on 6* series.
by dr_st
Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Preserving rubberized coating - what environmental factors to avoid?
Replies: 15
Views: 3562

Re: Preserving rubberized coating - what environmental factors to avoid?

I know what you are talking about as I have a gamepad that used to have this, until I cleaned it all with alcohol-soaked wipes. My T60 and X32 are nothing like that at this point - it is more like there are a few spots where it wore off. Those spots are a bit sticky to the touch, so I don't know if ...
by dr_st
Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: ThinkPad R60 (X1400) for old games
Replies: 9
Views: 1434

Re: ThinkPad R60 (X1400) for old games

I have a T60 with X1400. The Flexview (IPS) screens do darken and yellow with time on these models, but not terribly. I think the non-IPS screens (which is what you will most likely find on an R60) are less prone to it, but we are talking about machines almost a decade and a half old, so you can't e...
by dr_st
Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Preserving rubberized coating - what environmental factors to avoid?
Replies: 15
Views: 3562

Re: Preserving rubberized coating - what environmental factors to avoid?

I have several T60 units and an X32, and the rubber coating is perfectly fine on all of them. So here I am hoping that these newer series laptops won't experience the same kind of degradation and softening up like those vintage machines. My T60 and X32 do experience local degradation of the coating...
by dr_st
Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T450: difference between docks 40A1 and 40A2?
Replies: 2
Views: 881

Re: T450: difference between docks 40A1 and 40A2?

The Pro Dock (40A1) can only support a single digital display out (DP or DVI). The Ultra Dock (40A2) supports dual digital display out (DP/DVI + DP/HDMI). That's the only difference as far as I know.
by dr_st
Sun Feb 23, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: x61 refuses to boot 64bit win
Replies: 9
Views: 1071

Re: x61 refuses to boot 64bit win

Yes. Compatibility mode is also called IDE mode sometimes.
by dr_st
Sun Feb 23, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Doubt about 6c battery and internal battery
Replies: 3
Views: 885

Re: Doubt about 6c battery and internal battery

I concur. The nominal voltages of batteries sometimes differ between batteries even of the same generation. It depends a bit on the exact cells used and their configuration, but the laptop knows to pull what it needs. Li-ion 00 vs 20 has to do with which exact metals/chemicals are contained in the b...
by dr_st
Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: ThinkPad Yoga
Topic: X380 Yoga boot issues and crashes
Replies: 9
Views: 2417

Re: X380 Yoga boot issues and crashes

He is not complaining about hang during POST. He is complaining about crashes, bluescreens and missing NVMe drive in the boot menu.
by dr_st
Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:50 am
Forum: ThinkPad Yoga
Topic: X380 Yoga boot issues and crashes
Replies: 9
Views: 2417

Re: X380 Yoga boot issues and crashes

Sounds more like the infamous Thunderbolt problem has risen its ugly head again! Question: in the list of symptoms described in the article: USB-C port not working Intel Thunderbolt controller not visible in the OS/Device Manager USB-C or Thunderbolt docking stations not visible or having connectiv...
by dr_st
Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: Backlit vs non backlit keyboard, is there a tactile difference?
Replies: 14
Views: 4210

Re: Backlit vs non backlit keyboard, is there a tactile difference?

But if T420 7-row classic keyboard was available with backlight - that would be freaking awesome! It's such a pity, that no modders group came across this idea and managed to manufacturer such keyboards. Well, the Thinkpad 25 keyboard is 7-row classic design and backlit, so it's been proven technic...
by dr_st
Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:23 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Will T470 run two 4k monitors?
Replies: 1
Views: 666

Re: Will T470 run two 4k monitors?

The HDMI port will only run 4K @30Hz, I think. You should be able to use the USB-C port on the laptop itself for 4K @60Hz DisplayPort output. Whether there is an overall bandwidth limit, I am not sure. I recall there is at least one thread here where someone posted all the definitive answers about m...
by dr_st
Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60 gets stuck on the startup logo for a bit
Replies: 2
Views: 771

Re: T60 gets stuck on the startup logo for a bit

Any devices plugged in (USB or others)? If so, try unplugging them.
by dr_st
Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: both VGA not working with Ultrabase (X201)
Replies: 8
Views: 1140

Re: both VGA not working with Ultrabase (X201)

I'm afraid that if there is no video output in BIOS as well, then it points to a hardware defect...
by dr_st
Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:46 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X61 still relevant in 2020?
Replies: 6
Views: 854

Re: X61 still relevant in 2020?

With that list of mods, yes, it can be still relevant. My T60 is weaker by far than a top-end modded X61 can be and I still use it as a backup-of-backup machine, as well as for testing some old games that don't work well on anything newer than WinXP. The one weakness of an X61 (other than getting a ...
by dr_st
Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:32 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: both VGA not working with Ultrabase (X201)
Replies: 8
Views: 1140

Re: both VGA not working with Ultrabase (X201)

When laptop is docked, VGA on laptop is disabled and only the VGA on Ultrabase should work. This is by design. So if there is something faulty with the Ultrabase VGA, you may get into a situation where external video does not work at all. Just to make sure it's not a silly thing like a driver issue:...
by dr_st
Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: X230 - how to identify IPS panel online?
Replies: 17
Views: 3942

Re: X230 - how to identify IPS panel online?

04W3920 is not IPS. FRUs for IPS are 04W3919, 04W3462 and 93P5675.
by dr_st
Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X1 / X1-Carbon / X1-Extreme and later Series
Topic: X1 Extreme Gen 2 worse than its predecessor
Replies: 7
Views: 1870

Re: X1 Extreme Gen 2 worse than its predecessor

Isn't it obvious that until they start making 7-row keyboards again, they will keep on being garbage? :lol:

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