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by dr_st
Wed Jan 27, 2021 6:25 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: t420: best TN display
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Re: t420: best TN display

It can be upgraded, it was just important to understand that this is what you want. Some may prefer the lower-res. In any case, I seem to remember several years ago there was talk that there do exist some 900p TN screens that are better than the stock 900p option on Thinkpads, but I don't remember t...
by dr_st
Wed Jan 27, 2021 6:23 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Supposed NIB "OEM" keyboard from Lenovo, got swindled on ebay?
Replies: 4
Views: 150

Re: Supposed NIB "OEM" keyboard from Lenovo, got swindled on ebay?

Thank you so much for this detailed comparison. :bow: The FRU and other identifiers specifying a "backlit" variant, while the actual keyboard isn't - is a dead giveaway of a replica. It's actually more than that - it's counterfeit, since it's a replica being disguised as a genuine part. The key mech...
by dr_st
Wed Jan 27, 2021 1:50 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: t420: best TN display
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Re: t420: best TN display

Welcome to the forum. :)

What is the resolution of your TN display? 1366x768 or 1600x900? And which resolution do you want?
by dr_st
Tue Jan 26, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election
Replies: 430
Views: 28532

Re: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election

Just comparing the number of arrests in DC in one day - "On June 1 alone, more than five times the number of people were arrested than on the day the Capitol was stormed, with 289 people booked." Would June 1st be the day when the "mostly peaceful protestors" set fire to St. John's church? Oh, no, ...
by dr_st
Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election
Replies: 430
Views: 28532

Re: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election

It was the attempted steal / subversion / insurrection / coup by the former president and his co-conspirators that failed. If that was a coup attempt, it was most definitely the worst attempt in history. :lol: I believe many more BLM rioters were arrested vs. Capitol insurrectionists That's probabl...
by dr_st
Tue Jan 26, 2021 2:11 am
Forum: ThinkPad Yoga
Topic: X1 Yoga and Thunderbolt 3 Gen 2 dock
Replies: 1
Views: 64

Re: X1 Yoga and Thunderbolt 3 Gen 2 dock

Try to see whether one of the monitors / other peripherals connected to the dock is the culprit. That is, try to disconnect everything except one monitor / keyboard / mouse, and see if it works. If so, then experiment with connecting other devices, one thing at a time.
by dr_st
Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: X200 - replacement HDD - Lenovo System Update?
Replies: 4
Views: 107

Re: X200 - replacement HDD - Lenovo System Update?

Does Windows 10 just install generic drivers for the X200 following a fresh install of Win 10 using a new HDD with no Lenovo hidden partition...or does Win 10 automatically go looking on the Lenovo site for the correct drivers? Neither. Windows 10 will find, for each device, the best driver that's ...
by dr_st
Mon Jan 25, 2021 9:07 am
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Should I buy a T60?
Replies: 23
Views: 611

Re: Should I buy a T60?

I doubt it. Outside of certain niches like gaming laptops, there's little impetus for mechanical keyboards because of the added weight and thickness. Oh, I don't mean (and I don't want) mechanical keyboards in laptops. I just kinda hope that it may put laptop keyboards in general under some sort of...
by dr_st
Mon Jan 25, 2021 8:57 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: Thinkpad T410 does not charge or charge very slowly
Replies: 4
Views: 148

Re: Thinkpad T410 does not charge or charge very slowly

Welcome to the forum. :)

Have to check if the problem is in the battery or the laptop. Do you have another battery of this kind?
by dr_st
Mon Jan 25, 2021 8:54 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: X200 - replacement HDD - Lenovo System Update?
Replies: 4
Views: 107

Re: X200 - replacement HDD - Lenovo System Update?

I don't even think there are official Win10 drivers from Lenovo for the X200. I would first try with whatever Win10 installed by default, and if something is missing, try to download that driver individually.
by dr_st
Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:27 am
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Should I buy a T60?
Replies: 23
Views: 611

Re: Should I buy a T60?

I find a T430/20/s with IPS and if applicable 7 row mod provides plenty retro appeal while still being a modern contender. Same. As time goes by, more modern laptops are released and the "retro" line moves accordingly. The only thing that I know which is a complete deal-breaker for some people is t...
by dr_st
Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: T520 msata drive recommendations
Replies: 4
Views: 145

Re: T520 msata drive recommendations

A little over a year ago, I was having the exact same dilemma with respect to my T430s. Back then the SATA SSDs were also way cheaper than mSATA for the same capacity, although it was a bit less extreme. I did decide to go for the mSATA in the end (got a Kingston UV500 240GB), and paid almost the sa...
by dr_st
Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: Waking up from sleep issue in Windows 7
Replies: 9
Views: 839

Re: Waking up from sleep issue in Windows 7

Since I never had Win7 on such an old system (my A31p is running XP), I wouldn't know for sure.

Did you verify that this is indeed the cause? For example, if you manually disable the optical drive, does the computer sleep and wake up correctly?
by dr_st
Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:06 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: [Solved]T520 Left Click Track and Touch buttons not working
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Re: T520 Left Click Track and Touch buttons not working

If you are lucky, it's just the touchpad that's faulty. Try enabling the trackpoint and leaving the touchpad disabled. If that works, you can replace the touchpad (or just leave it disabled). If that doesn't work, then it's likely a trackpoint issue, and you need to replace the keyboard (as it's int...
by dr_st
Sat Jan 23, 2021 3:37 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Supposed NIB "OEM" keyboard from Lenovo, got swindled on ebay?
Replies: 4
Views: 150

Re: Supposed NIB "OEM" keyboard from Lenovo, got swindled on ebay

Up until a couple of years ago, I didn't think unauthorized replicas of Thinkpad keyboards existed; however, I see more and more reports on such keyboards. Since you seem to currently have in your possession your old keyboard, which is definitely an original, and this one, which is a definite suspec...
by dr_st
Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Should I buy a T60?
Replies: 23
Views: 611

Re: Should I buy a T60?

T60 is a nice toy, but not a seriously usable machine at this point.
by dr_st
Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: Thinkpad T14 / T15
Topic: Is it safe to swap between ISO and ANSI keyboards with the T14 or P14s AMD models?
Replies: 2
Views: 66

Re: Is it safe to swap between ISO and ANSI keyboards with the T14 or P14s AMD models?

Welcome to the forum. :) In every Thinkpad I know, these keyboards are standard and interchangeable. Then again, it is not proof, only statistical evidence; however, I will be very surprised if something changed in that department. It seems very much not cost-effective to make the keyboards non-stan...
by dr_st
Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Don't want W10? Concerned about privacy? Make sure to kill/uninstall these updates...
Replies: 119
Views: 62706

Re: Don't want W10? Concerned about privacy? Make sure to kill/uninstall these updates...

Google is quite transparent about how your information is used or misused and generally rated much higher in the ethics department than Microsoft . While Google certainly engages in intrusive tracking of users, it doesn't try to hide that from its users. Somebody is living in the long forgotten pas...
by dr_st
Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:01 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: X230 mini display port & audio
Replies: 3
Views: 156

Re: X230 mini display port & audio

Yes, it's definitely capable. I don't have a X230, but I have an Intel GPU T430s and have used it to output HDMI audio. Although I haven't used the miniDP port, but the docking station, the capabilities are in the chip itself. Is there an "Intel Display Audio" device under the "Sound, video and game...
by dr_st
Wed Jan 20, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: X201 Very slow POST/boot after installing SSD
Replies: 4
Views: 177

Re: X201 Very slow POST/boot after installing SSD

Welcome to the forum. :) Just to see if the cloning process is to blame, I would try to make a fresh Windows install on that SSD. Shouldn't take long. If even that is slow, I'll have to assume some incompatibility between the SSD and the SATA controller in your laptop. Some SSDs have had issues that...
by dr_st
Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: Near mint X61s with dim screen = trash?
Replies: 4
Views: 202

Re: Near mint X61s with dim screen = trash?

IPS upgrade may be a tad tricky on this model, but seeing as your screen is already basically unusable, I would at least consider it.

And if not, at the very least you should be able to get a compatible TN XGA screen in better working order.
by dr_st
Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Why THINKPADS & who's 2nd best ?
Replies: 55
Views: 9671

Re: Why THINKPADS & who's 2nd best ?

Lomax wrote:
Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:57 pm
But this has a glossy screen and cannot be considered a "small" laptop by any standard.
The glossy screen as a matter of choice (plenty of matte options), but yeah, the size is what it is.
by dr_st
Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:03 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Is this too many laptops in your opinion?
Replies: 8
Views: 278

Re: Is this too many laptops in your opinion?

Like the others, I'm impressed both with the collection and the aesthetics. DELL's business laptops are good machines. They are different from Thinkpads, and have a unique design language, but on average I found them on par, at least back around the timeline of your collection, when I was actually k...
by dr_st
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election
Replies: 430
Views: 28532

Re: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election

Ibthink wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:56 pm
But sure, right wing never does bad thing - and if they do, left wing is at fault.
That's not the view I hold. :)

The right is not always good.

But the left is always bad.

That's the difference.
by dr_st
Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: intel 665p nvme drive?
Replies: 4
Views: 150

Re: intel 665p nvme drive?

Well - the first question is - does the old drive work? Is it completely dead and you are unable to test?
by dr_st
Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: ThinkPad X60T with L7400, or X61T
Replies: 6
Views: 347

Re: WTB: ThinkPad X60T with L7400, or X61T

jeffbaichina wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:14 am
Bemoc wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:46 am
I have an x61t with the sxvga (?) resolution, in excellent shape, ultrabase with key.
PM sent!
Note that as new user with only 1 post, Bemoc may not have the ability to reply to your PM. I'm not exactly sure how this limit is implemented in this forum software.
by dr_st
Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election
Replies: 430
Views: 28532

Re: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election

He did act more "presidential" once he won. The victory speech addressed all Americans, his first state of the union addressed all Americans -- and half of Congress showed up in some sort of protest garb, Democrats committed to entirely oppose him as their constituencies desired, #NotMyPresident, a...
by dr_st
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election
Replies: 430
Views: 28532

Re: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election

If nonsense or not, we still don't know, since the Mueller report was never published in full, non-blackened form. So we also don't know that this last election wasn't stolen, because some things were not checked. And we also don't know that Biden does not have ties to China, right? Because some su...
by dr_st
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:36 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: USB 3.0 X230 Win7 Problems
Replies: 9
Views: 607

Re: USB 3.0 X230 Win7 Problems

Looks fine to me.

To test that USB 3.0 works, connect a USB 3.0-capable drive, then use CrystalDiskMark to test the various read/write speeds.

Manually copying random files is a problematic experiment to deduce from.
by dr_st
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:05 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: USB 3.0 X230 Win7 Problems
Replies: 9
Views: 607

Re: USB 3.0 X230 Win7 Problems

Does the USB 3.0 controller appear in Device Manager now?

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