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by Lomax
Sun Jan 17, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: Near mint X61s with dim screen = trash?
Replies: 4
Views: 129

Re: Near mint X61s with dim screen = trash?

I don't know....but if it were me, I can't throw even semi-good stuff out. Maybe connect a spare external monitor, and go from there. Or, pick up a cheap monitor at a thrift store or something. Yeah, njae, nah, I don't like this option; it's a laptop after all. IPS upgrade may be a tad tricky on th...
by Lomax
Sun Jan 17, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: Near mint X61s with dim screen = trash?
Replies: 4
Views: 129

Near mint X61s with dim screen = trash?

The other day I fetched my X61s out of storage, intending to use it in my workshop as a general test/measurement/control machine (huge amount of connectivity on this laptop!). It's in really great condition, honestly looks almost new, and it has a Core2Duo L7500 CPU, 128gb SSD, 4gb RAM, and the X6 U...
by Lomax
Sun Jan 17, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: SelectaBase 770
Replies: 0
Views: 37

WTB: SelectaBase 770

I have a SelectaDock III, and a Thinkpad 770X, but I'm missing the adapter plate to make it fit the dock. This is called SelectaBase 770, IBM p/n 11j9009. Maybe someone has a spare one of these for sale, or swapsies with a SelectaBase 600 (which is currently fitted to the dock)?
by Lomax
Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Why THINKPADS & who's 2nd best ?
Replies: 55
Views: 9530

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

If you've got money to burn, I think a T480 with the T25 keyboard mod ($400 for the mod kit) is probably the most powerful machine that fits your requirements: https://www.xyte.ch/shop/t25-frankenpad-kit But this has a glossy screen and cannot be considered a "small" laptop by any standard. By smal...
by Lomax
Mon Dec 14, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: Completely dead X200s
Replies: 2
Views: 805

Re: Completely dead X200s

Thanks, that was a very thorough walk-through of all the different things to try! Sadly it didn't help, and I've been unable to get a beep out of the machine :cry: Going on eBay as a spares machine...
by Lomax
Fri Dec 11, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Why THINKPADS & who's 2nd best ?
Replies: 55
Views: 9530

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

I'd be willing to consider a machine from any manufacturer as long it has: TrackPoint Small size Matte screen Sculpted keys ThinkLight* AFAIK there are no alternatives to the Thinkpad line, and the X230 with an X220 keyboard I'm currently using is the last machine that meets my requirements. Depress...
by Lomax
Fri Dec 11, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: Completely dead X200s
Replies: 2
Views: 805

Completely dead X200s

I was clearing out my storage and stumbled upon my old X200s, which I had forgotten I still had. Took it home and tried to get it to start up, but although the battery still takes a charge(!) other than the charge/power LEDs the system remains utterly dead. I've tried the usual things; removing batt...
by Lomax
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: Thinkpad X220/T410/T420 UK keyboard FRUs
Replies: 4
Views: 3566

Re: Thinkpad X220/T410/T420 UK keyboard FRUs

Ah, good catch! That simplifies things :)
by Lomax
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: Thinkpad X220/T410/T420 UK keyboard FRUs
Replies: 4
Views: 3566

Re: Thinkpad X220/T410/T420 UK keyboard FRUs

Ah, great, thank you! Right-most column from those HMMs:

45N2170 (X220)
45N2240 (T420)
45N2240 (T410)
45N2240 (T510/W510)
45N2240 (T520/W520)

So there are only two models I should be looking for; 45N2170 or 45N2240...
by Lomax
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: Thinkpad X220/T410/T420 UK keyboard FRUs
Replies: 4
Views: 3566

Thinkpad X220/T410/T420 UK keyboard FRUs

Hi all, I'm looking to buy two replacement UK keyboards for an X220 and an X230 (which I'll be modding to take a "classic" keyboard), but I'd like to know what brand I'm buying. Common opionion seems to indicate keyboards made by MNB are the best ones to get, but how can I tell? I have found some FR...
by Lomax
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: SIM card orientation, Thinkpad X220
Replies: 3
Views: 3269

Re: SIM card orientation, Thinkpad X220

SIM card is inserted as per the image. I have also tried adding a layer of tape on the back to make it a little thicker, and to ensure that the mini/micro cut-outs stay in place. Still nothing. Here are the modem details from ModemManager: # mmcli -m 0 /org/freedesktop/ModemManager1/Modem/0 (device ...
by Lomax
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: SIM card orientation, Thinkpad X220
Replies: 3
Views: 3269

Re: SIM card orientation, Thinkpad X220

Fusion wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:52 pm
Have you tried putting the SIM card in a different device and removing the PIN?
The card normally sits in my Sierra Wireless 3G/4G router, and has no PIN set. It is a "normal" EE (UK) 4G data SIM.
by Lomax
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: SIM card orientation, Thinkpad X220
Replies: 3
Views: 3269

SIM card orientation, Thinkpad X220

So I recently got an X220, after the trusty X201s I had been using for years died a death (don't ask). And on the whole it's a really nice upgrade: Generally faster Better 3D performance (in Blender at least) Better video playback (my X201s tended to get hot) 16Gb RAM support (unofficial) USB3 port ...
by Lomax
Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Time to crowdfund the real ThinkPad: let's see how badly we want it
Replies: 73
Views: 20803

Re: Time to crowdfund the real ThinkPad: let's see how badly we want it

I think I would just go for the X61 with a Full HD IPS panel, modern ports (VGA can be kept but remove modem, PC card and firewire for HDMI and Thunderbolt 3), and upgraded internals (8th gen CPU, 16GB RAM, SSD). Yeah, the X60/61 is about the perfect form factor for a laptop; I still use my X61s al...
by Lomax
Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Time to crowdfund the real ThinkPad: let's see how badly we want it
Replies: 73
Views: 20803

Re: Time to crowdfund the real ThinkPad: let's see how badly we want it

IdealPad:
  1. 7-row "traditional" keyboard
  2. TrackPoint only palmrest
  3. 13" 4:3 or 5:4 screen
  4. Low-voltage CPU
  5. Magnesium composite chassis
  6. Rubberised exterior
  7. ThinkLight
  8. No gimmicks
  9. $1,500 price tag
Basically, a 600 series ThinkPad with a 15W Kaby Lake i7 and SXGA/SXGA+ screen. Sold!
by Lomax
Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: 3gmodem not detected
Replies: 7
Views: 5024

Re: 3gmodem not detected

Here is the relevant Syslog output: Nov 27 16:00:52 thinkpad ModemManager[1029]: <info> ModemManager (version 1.4.12) starting in system bus... Nov 27 16:00:52 thinkpad mtp-probe: checking bus 2, device 3: "/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.0/usb2/2-1/2-1.4" Nov 27 16:00:53 thinkpad kernel: [ 9.565...
by Lomax
Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: 3gmodem not detected
Replies: 7
Views: 5024

Re: 3gmodem not detected

*bump*ing this in the hope someone can help. And no, installing Modem Manager GUI won't make the slightest bit of difference, since the modem is "unregistered" by the kernel during boot. The question is why this happens...
by Lomax
Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: X201s constantly overheating
Replies: 12
Views: 6033

Re: X201s constantly overheating

It took you long enough... :roll: Ha! Yeah, well, I have a lot of things going on and I knew it would involve pretty extensive disassembly, so I kept putting it off in favour of other, more exiting/profitable work. I can be like that. I also didn't want to start wearing on the new keyboard until th...
by Lomax
Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: X201s constantly overheating
Replies: 12
Views: 6033

Re: X201s constantly overheating

My X201 went into thermal shutdown again this evening, while rendering a 3D model in Blender. That was the final straw; I immediately ripped the whole thing apart (motherboard has to come out to get to the fan assembly) and once I got the heatpipes off the chips the cause of the problem was immediat...
by Lomax
Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: X201s constantly overheating
Replies: 12
Views: 6033

Re: X201s constantly overheating

jaspen-meyer wrote:
Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:41 am
an easy way to update bios is adding the iso to your grub menu:
apt-get install grub-imageboot; mkdir /boot/images; cp yourbios.iso /boot/images; update-grub
That is a great tip, thank you!
by Lomax
Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: X201 i7-620M vs X201s i7-640LM
Replies: 15
Views: 6406

Re: X201 i7-620M vs X201s i7-640LM

shawross wrote:
Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:58 pm
Some people think the X class Thinkpads finished with the 16:10 X201 series
You know I completely forgot about this 16:9 nonsense there for a moment. *shudder*
by Lomax
Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: X201s constantly overheating
Replies: 12
Views: 6033

Re: X201s constantly overheating

Thanks everyone - it is encouraging to hear you all seem to think this overheating issue is some kind of fault, and not the normal behaviour. I do boot without any kernel params btw; the only thing Thinkpad specific I have is options thinkpad_acpi fan_control=1 in /etc/modprobe.d/thinkpad.conf I fou...
by Lomax
Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: X201 i7-620M vs X201s i7-640LM
Replies: 15
Views: 6406

Re: X201 i7-620M vs X201s i7-640LM

indeed I sorely wish there was a Thinkpad in the "X" series which had a "UM" ("ultra low power") i7 CPU, but it seems no such beast exists. All the newer X-series (starting with X240) use only "UM"-equivalent CPU (15W TDP). 25W-35W are not even options. That's good to know, but I cannot even consid...
by Lomax
Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: X201 i7-620M vs X201s i7-640LM
Replies: 15
Views: 6406

Re: X201 i7-620M vs X201s i7-640LM

The 640LM is a "low power" part, with a TDP of 25W, whereas the 620M is a regular "mobile" CPU with a 35W TDP. Since I've always struggled with overheating the "LM" is much preferable - indeed I sorely wish there was a Thinkpad in the "X" series which had a "UM" ("ultra low power") i7 CPU, but it se...
by Lomax
Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: X201s constantly overheating
Replies: 12
Views: 6033

Re: X201s constantly overheating

Seriously, what the actual ****?

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by Lomax
Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: X201s constantly overheating
Replies: 12
Views: 6033

X201s constantly overheating

I've been battling Thinkpad overheating issues with 'buntu since forever and I'm starting to get seriously p****d off. This has been happening on every Thinkpad I've run Linux on, going back to the X32, X60, X200s and my current X201s, with 'buntu versions 12.04, 14.04 and now 16.04. In the past I h...
by Lomax
Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: 3gmodem not detected
Replies: 7
Views: 5024

Re: 3gmodem not detected

Digging a little deeper in dmesg shows that the event immediately preceding the CDC unregister is a USB disconnect: 67092-[ 14.019744] usb 2-1.4: USB disconnect, device number 3 67150:[ 14.022625] cdc_ether 2-1.4:1.7 wwp0s29u1u4i7: unregister 'cdc_ether' usb-0000:00:1d.0-1.4, Mobile Broadband Networ...
by Lomax
Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: 3gmodem not detected
Replies: 7
Views: 5024

Re: 3gmodem not detected

I'm having the same problem, also tested with multiple (working) SIMs. It was working on 'buntu 12.04 but not since upgrading to 'buntu 14.04. I have lived with using my phone as an AP when out and about, but now I really need to get this working! I had hoped that a clean upgrade to 16.04 would reso...
by Lomax
Tue Jun 16, 2015 6:29 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: X200t LCD to X200s - what to do with digitiser?
Replies: 16
Views: 9021

Re: X200t LCD to X200s - what to do with digitiser?

There is nothing very special on this display, it is quite good.....indeed better than the normal TN panel....it's very good for working with pictures....it isn't good for playing games or looking films, but this are informations of the wiki....you just have to find out by yourself for what this di...
by Lomax
Tue Jun 16, 2015 2:27 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: X200t LCD to X200s - what to do with digitiser?
Replies: 16
Views: 9021

Re: X200t LCD to X200s - what to do with digitiser?

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Free-shi ... 16880.html Hehe, well, that's an excellent find, thanks for the link. However: that price! Can you confirm that you used your touchpanel as a drop-in replacement for a ccfl x200s panel? Yep, 100% drop-in. The Samsung LTN121AP02 panel has CCFL backlight an...

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