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by RealBlackStuff
Thu May 07, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T460p and T61 in Docking Stations at 1600x1200 Resolution Setting
Replies: 6
Views: 524

Re: T460p and T61 in Docking Stations at 1600x1200 Resolution Setting

For fancy machinery like that, I would recommend a desktop/(mini)tower PC instead. I have a T440p (with W7) and a 40A2 Ultra-dock, but have not yet tried them out together. It probably depends on your OS if you can get the desired resolution. My T440p does not offer 1600x1200 (running with standard ...
by RealBlackStuff
Thu May 07, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: I want my Real Black Stuff!
Replies: 14
Views: 1354

Re: I want my Real Black Stuff!

Cigarguy wrote:
Wed May 06, 2020 5:30 pm
I OBJECT to your objections RBS. How in the world do you NOT like Kilkenny? LOL
Nothing against Kilkenny, but I object to being called a Brit, I'm Irish!
PS: Brit is also apparently short for Brexit...(ex-Brit ?)
by RealBlackStuff
Wed May 06, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: Some Keys are not working issue X240 Win 10
Replies: 1
Views: 427

Re: Some Keys are not working issue X240 Win 10

To get into BIOS, you have to first fully shut down W10, then reboot and press F1.
Open Start menu, select Power button. Press and hold the Shift key, while clicking on Shut down.
Check if the red nub presses on G and H.
Reseat the keyboard connectors.
by RealBlackStuff
Wed May 06, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: I want my Real Black Stuff!
Replies: 14
Views: 1354

Re: I want my Real Black Stuff!

Cigarguy wrote:
Wed May 06, 2020 6:11 am
A Kilkenny is also "mighty" as you Brits would say.
OBJECTION!
I'm Irish!
by RealBlackStuff
Wed May 06, 2020 5:59 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: I want my Real Black Stuff!
Replies: 14
Views: 1354

I want my Real Black Stuff!

Desperate for a Guinness? Have a look here, it's not just me...
by RealBlackStuff
Wed May 06, 2020 1:43 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T430 no longer powering on, only white light near the camera
Replies: 3
Views: 464

Re: T430 no longer powering on, only white light near the camera

Remove battery, charger, wifi card and RAM.
Press/hold down power button for 20 seconds.
Plug in only charger, try to boot.
If the mobo is still "alive", it should beep 1-3-3-1.
If so, remove charger, put RAM back, try to boot.
If better, insert wifi and try again.
by RealBlackStuff
Tue May 05, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: Ethernet problem on a R51
Replies: 3
Views: 410

Re: Ethernet problem on a R51

After downloading the drivers and double-clicking the download,
you must go to C:>Drivers>Win>Ethernet and run the setup.exe file from there.
by RealBlackStuff
Tue May 05, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: How do I install custom BIOS on a T60
Replies: 9
Views: 1757

Re: How do I install custom BIOS on a T60

Two months ago I suggested this:
RealBlackStuff wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:33 am
Go find a friend/computershop to burn the ISO on a CD for you, using e.g. Imgburn.
And you still haven't tried that... (or use another CD/DVD drive).
by RealBlackStuff
Tue May 05, 2020 1:53 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Transnote questions
Replies: 6
Views: 751

Re: Transnote questions

Some info: https://www.os2world.com/forum/index.php?topic=228.0

Unfortunately the original http://www.transnote.info website has expired.
by RealBlackStuff
Mon May 04, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: 14.1" T61 mainboard in 14.1" T60?
Replies: 59
Views: 22926

Re: 14.1" T61 mainboard in 14.1" T60?

The second picture is irrelevant, it does NOT show how the T60 bracket pops on.
by RealBlackStuff
Mon May 04, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: For once I agree with the Brits and the Russians
Replies: 12
Views: 1259

For once I agree with the Brits and the Russians

Usually the Irish have little to no love for the Brits, but this time I totally agree with this one (and its originating website).
Everyone should read this entry in the journal of a grumpy old man.
by RealBlackStuff
Sun May 03, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: New battery for x220
Replies: 7
Views: 754

Re: New battery for x220

I've seen quite a few positives for KingSener batteries on Aliexpress.
https://www.aliexpress.com/store/1898372
by RealBlackStuff
Sun May 03, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: ThinkPad T2x & T3x Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: PC Doctor for T21 - most recent version
Replies: 9
Views: 6280

Re: PC Doctor for T21 - most recent version

PCDR1AB.EXE from Johan's link has that .ini
by RealBlackStuff
Sun May 03, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: ThinkPad T2x & T3x Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: PC Doctor for T21 - most recent version
Replies: 9
Views: 6280

Re: PC Doctor for T21 - most recent version

The first link in Johan's post still has the 3 files.

Or try this PC-Doctor for A30/T30 and newer:
http://ps-2.kev009.com/pccbbs/mobiles/1ety46ww.txt
http://ps-2.kev009.com/pccbbs/mobiles/1ety46ww.exe
(The exe contains the ISO inside)
by RealBlackStuff
Sat May 02, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: Help needed with W540 fried backlight circuit
Replies: 4
Views: 608

Re: Help needed with W540 fried backlight circuit

As long as the fuse has the same specifics, you're grand.
by RealBlackStuff
Sat May 02, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: need help finding a part number
Replies: 4
Views: 651

Re: need help finding a part number

Take the finger out!
DP to HDMI Adpter
You find the rest.
by RealBlackStuff
Fri May 01, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 + SSD?
Replies: 3
Views: 373

Re: T61 + SSD?

Middleton's BIOS includes wifi-unlocking.
by RealBlackStuff
Fri May 01, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60P + 2503 Dock + GT1030 heaven BUT NOW ...USB IS DEAD
Replies: 19
Views: 1145

Re: T60P + 2503 Dock + GT1030 heaven BUT NOW ...USB IS DEAD

Wouldn't it be easier to just find the power wires to the fan, and cut one or both of those?
And leave the fan in.
by RealBlackStuff
Fri May 01, 2020 4:29 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T450s - upgrade to SSD
Replies: 7
Views: 657

Re: T450s - upgrade to SSD

Samsung EVO 850 or 860
Also minimum 8GB RAM, better is 16GB if you have W10.
by RealBlackStuff
Fri May 01, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: ThinkPad T43p turns on for 1/2 second then goes off
Replies: 4
Views: 520

Re: ThinkPad T43p turns on for 1/2 second then goes off

Bad wifi-cards have been known to cause similar mayhem.
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Possible to use t61 to control p50 via remote desktop or some other method?
Replies: 10
Views: 917

Re: Possible to use t61 to control p50 via remote desktop or some other method?

I'd be interested to know which KB they used in the SK-8840.
They look like T4x/R5x Series.
Since you have one for parts, some forum member is looking for a key replacement: viewtopic.php?f=18&t=130530
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: [SOLVED] X201s LED display in X200
Replies: 17
Views: 3804

Re: [SOLVED] X201s LED display in X200

Yes.
Those WXGA+ screens came on the X200s/X201s, but you can replace any X200/X201 complete lid with such a complete WXGA+ 1449x900 lid.
BUT, you will lose the webcam.
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:13 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: IBM USB Keyboard with UltraNav - parts replacement
Replies: 1
Views: 485

Re: IBM USB Keyboard with UltraNav - parts replacement

That looks like an IBM SK-8840. KB could well be from T4x, but even in those days there were three manufacturers, who used different parts: NMB, Alps and Chicony. You'd need to remove a key to inspect what's underneath. Here's some info: https://www.ebay.ie/itm/311542123873 On that page there's a se...
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T440p i7 4712MQ heat?
Replies: 21
Views: 2564

Re: T440p i7 4712MQ heat?

To complete the info, my T440p with i7-4702MQ runs W7-Pro/SP1 64-bit, without any Micro$haft updates since 2016.

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