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by richk
Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Vertical bands on x220 ips display: is it the display or the LVDS cable?
Replies: 8
Views: 2945

Re: Vertical bands on x220 ips display: is it the display or the LVDS cable?

Bending can make it more likely, but the actual cause is generally the contact tape delaminating on the back of the LCD matrix. There is a contact for every addressable row and contact. Bending can stress the adhesive.
by richk
Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: [HELP] Thinkpad X250 HD to FHD screen replacement issues
Replies: 6
Views: 3666

Re: [HELP] Thinkpad X250 HD to FHD screen replacement issues

An FHD screen should not run hotter than an HD screen
by richk
Mon Apr 25, 2016 12:55 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: t430s battery seems to be dead..
Replies: 4
Views: 1548

Re: t430s battery seems to be dead..

It should have said T420s battery. That fits, but doesn't work.
by richk
Fri Mar 11, 2016 11:56 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: W530, W520 FHD screen assembly B156HW01 V.4 SOLD
Replies: 1
Views: 1145

W530, W520 FHD screen assembly B156HW01 V.4 SOLD

A real AUO Lenovo FHD screen. It is in a W520 lid (which also fits a W530). No lines, spots or dead/hot pixels. It has good latch hooks, tight hinges, a webcam, cables and antenna wires. The panel also works in a W510, but the cables are different.

$96 plus shipping.

pm if interested
by richk
Sun Feb 14, 2016 8:07 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420, no backlight and image on LCD, external works OK
Replies: 6
Views: 2557

Re: T420, no backlight and image on LCD, external works OK

Another possibility on that model is the Hall sensor (lid switch). If that is the case, you can confirm by disconnecting the LCD cable all the way to the right side. This will also disconnect the microphone, camera, etc.
by richk
Sun Jan 10, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: t530 lcd panel upgrade
Replies: 2
Views: 1188

Re: t530 lcd panel upgrade

There are HD+ (1600X900) and FHD screens, but nothing higher. Some people found the FHD screen "too hot", with the reds being more intense, but I used that screen and likes it. You just need to change the panel itself. If you change the panel, be sure to have it unplugged and have the main battery o...
by richk
Sun Dec 20, 2015 12:07 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Replacement battery for x230 - genuine neccessary?
Replies: 6
Views: 4986

Re: Replacement battery for x230 - genuine neccessary?

My experience has been that most aftermarket batteries quickly fail and sometimes damage the power circuitry.
by richk
Sun Dec 13, 2015 5:38 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: extreme diffculties in finding DDR3 2Rx8 8GB modules 1.5V (2x 8GB; 16GB total).
Replies: 5
Views: 1915

Re: extreme diffculties in finding DDR3 2Rx8 8GB modules 1.5V (2x 8GB; 16GB total).

I have 4 8gb Corsair Vengeance 1.5V modules I will be listing for sale next week. PM if interested
by richk
Thu May 28, 2015 12:26 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: X201t/X220t - Intl. Shipping
Replies: 2
Views: 908

Re: WTB: X201t/X220t - Intl. Shipping

You should be able to get a very nice x220t shipped to Argentina for that amount. I usually have one or two for sale, but right now, the one I have has a less-than perfect screen. (You can look at eBay item 251975000440) I have one coming in next Tuesday or Wednesday, but I don't know exactly what t...
by richk
Thu May 28, 2015 12:09 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: X230 replacement screen
Replies: 1
Views: 1327

Re: X230 replacement screen

tablet screen is entirely different from notebook
by richk
Sun May 24, 2015 7:31 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: New T410s palmrest installation help
Replies: 3
Views: 1892

Re: New T410s palmrest installation help

It is glued in with something like rubber cement. I have been able to get some of them off so I could reuse them, but most need to be replaced.
by richk
Sun Mar 29, 2015 8:13 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: Urgently looking for a workstation laptop
Replies: 23
Views: 11888

Re: Urgently looking for a workstation laptop

Many people (myself included) don't like the button-less clickpad on the W540. I use a W540, but swapped in a W541 touchpad. I don't suggest that option, as it may affect warranty coverage. My prior machine was a W530, which I liked a lot. Ii is currently for sale. Send me a PM if you wish to discuss.
by richk
Thu Dec 18, 2014 12:04 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Help me buy a replacement part for W520
Replies: 10
Views: 4818

Re: Help me buy a replacement part for W520

IBM has always done the Thinkpad parts distribution for Lenovo in the U.S.
by richk
Sun Nov 02, 2014 11:19 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Possible 16 Gig of RAM in w500?
Replies: 9
Views: 4457

Re: Possible 16 Gig of RAM in w500?

8gb DIMMs are not recognized
by richk
Thu Sep 25, 2014 4:41 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T400 replacement screen not working
Replies: 2
Views: 1751

Re: T400 replacement screen not working

It sounds like a faulty screen
by richk
Thu Sep 25, 2014 4:40 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T410 and T520 parts needed
Replies: 2
Views: 1865

Re: T410 and T520 parts needed

The slot below the express card is for an SD (memory) card. (like the ones used on many cameras) The smart card is on the other side. Most machines sold in U.S. don't have them - mostly used in Europe and Australia. If you don't know what the color sensor is, you don't have one - mostly used on W520...
by richk
Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:35 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W520 hot CPU
Replies: 4
Views: 3299

Re: W520 hot CPU

I am guessing that the fan is not making good contact with the CPU die. You need to remove the fan, clean the old paste off, put on new thermal paste and reattach.
by richk
Thu Aug 14, 2014 8:32 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T430s Planar FRU names?
Replies: 1
Views: 1451

Re: T430s Planar FRU names?

not really. thunderbolt ports are only on boards with intel integrated graphics. The ones that say Opti (optimus) don't have it.
by richk
Sat Jun 14, 2014 10:44 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T510 power up with t60/t400 keyboard
Replies: 2
Views: 1603

Re: T510 power up with t60/t400 keyboard

It works. The connector changed with the "30" machines (T430, t530, etc) to support backlit keyboard, but T60, x60, etc work on T420, etc
by richk
Sat Jun 14, 2014 10:58 am
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: SSD Question for a W530
Replies: 29
Views: 27308

Re: SSD Question for a W530

It should be noted somewhere that you cannot have both an mSATA drive and a WWAN card. (They use the same slot)
by richk
Tue Mar 18, 2014 5:50 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W520 BIOS password
Replies: 7
Views: 2957

Re: W520 BIOS password

Passphrase was an option on W500. There is no option on W520 - all have passphrase
by richk
Sat Mar 15, 2014 12:10 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W520 BIOS password
Replies: 7
Views: 2957

Re: W520 BIOS password

It will always take a typed-in password, whether the fingerprint reader is present or not. On a W520, the password is ALWAYS encrypted. There is no option for clear text. The PW can be up to 64 characters. Unfortunately, it sounds like you forgot yours.
by richk
Fri Feb 07, 2014 11:51 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Thinkpad 410i Power On button NOT working
Replies: 4
Views: 768

Re: Thinkpad 410i Power On button NOT working

It may be that the button is broken. I would try a different keyboard
by richk
Mon Nov 11, 2013 4:40 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Thinkpad T60 keyboard problem after cooler fan replace
Replies: 1
Views: 603

Re: Thinkpad T60 keyboard problem after cooler fan replace

If it is more than one key on the same side, you are probably looking at a new keyboard. Since you recently took it apart, I suggest trying to reseat the connector first. (free to try)
by richk
Fri Oct 04, 2013 1:48 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Is there a way to update recovery disk information?
Replies: 5
Views: 5339

Re: Is there a way to update recovery disk information?

There may be a way, but I couldn't find it. I spent more time than I would like to admit trying to do that in order to get SP1 into a set so I could install onto an advanced format drive. I have the tools to break apart ISOs and to build a winPE environment, and I was unable to get it to work.
by richk
Tue Oct 01, 2013 5:52 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: How to troubleshoot LCD?
Replies: 5
Views: 1932

Re: How to troubleshoot LCD?

A detached cable gives you a white screen, not a black one. Most commonly, this problem is caused by a bad panel or a blown motherboard fuse. If it is a blown fuse, you will see a VERY faint picture if you look at the screen closely. It will be easier to see if you shine a flashlight into the screen.
by richk
Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:00 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Difference between T430s and T430si
Replies: 4
Views: 2961

Re: Difference between T430s and T430si

The "i" models have core i3 processors. i5 and i7 models are T430
by richk
Sun Sep 08, 2013 11:50 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T400 - freezing / locking up
Replies: 7
Views: 1738

Re: T400 - freezing / locking up

It will slow down the CPU if it gets close to overheating. Install something to monitor temperatures. I suggest tpfancontrol

http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/How_to_control_fan_speed

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