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by ryan1212
Sun Apr 17, 2011 11:07 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: ThinkPad T520 Optimus 4 displays under XP
Replies: 6
Views: 1666

Re: ThinkPad T520 Optimus 4 displays under XP

Hopefully your group upgrades to Windows 7 soon! XP is 10 years old come August, I would not expect new hardware to even support it.
by ryan1212
Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:31 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T500 parts to install webcam?
Replies: 3
Views: 1627

Re: T500 parts to install webcam?

I just replaced the screen + bezel on my T400, and learned that it also has the cable with camera connector. I do have bluetooth, btw. I wish I had known, I would have bought a camera + bezel with the opening.
by ryan1212
Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:29 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: best ccfl screens for T400
Replies: 3
Views: 1165

Re: best ccfl screens for T400

Well, the replacement screen worked. My first impressions: The LG is brighter, but the AUO I removed seems to have had a lot better contrast. This screen looks more "washed out" overall. As a side note- my T400 which did not ship with webcam has the cable with the connector to add one. I wish I had ...
by ryan1212
Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:54 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: best ccfl screens for T400
Replies: 3
Views: 1165

Re: best ccfl screens for T400

Well, I bought the LG T61 screen for my T400. I will post whether or not it works sometime next week when it arrives.
by ryan1212
Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:56 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T500 parts to install webcam?
Replies: 3
Views: 1627

Re: T500 parts to install webcam?

you may need a new cable as well....
by ryan1212
Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:33 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: best ccfl screens for T400
Replies: 3
Views: 1165

best ccfl screens for T400

I looked into doing an LED upgrade, but the price is about $270 which is a bit much. For about $130 I can replace the CCFL screen. I currently have FRU 42T0597, which is the AOU Opteronics screen. Which T61/T400 CCFL screen is best? The Samsung, AUO or the LG? I am leaning towards the LG, FRU 42T042...
by ryan1212
Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:44 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T400 LED screen upgrade
Replies: 2
Views: 1009

T400- Best CCFL Screen

Thanks, I have been pricing it out and it looks like it will cost $250 for all the parts. I think I will stick with CCFL. I currently have FRU 42T0597, which is the AOU Opteronics screen.
by ryan1212
Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:56 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T400 LED screen upgrade
Replies: 2
Views: 1009

T400 LED screen upgrade

My T400 screen broke today :( My current screen is WGXA+ CCFL FRU 42T0597 What parts would I need to upgrade to a LED Screen, with a camera? Has anyone done this upgrade before? I am guessing I would need a new bezel, the camera, new cable, LED subcard and the screen itself. What am I forgetting? Is...
by ryan1212
Sun Mar 28, 2010 12:43 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: t400 switchable graphics resume from sleep problem Win7
Replies: 9
Views: 2272

Re: t400 switchable graphics resume from sleep problem Win7

This is not a fix, but since I do not use the AMD GPU, I just disabled switchable in BIOS and detection (After uninstalling the ATI Software) and I just solely use the intel. The power usage still stays low after a standby now, but I cannot use the ATI GPU at all.
by ryan1212
Thu Mar 25, 2010 9:01 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Cracked Bezel
Replies: 2
Views: 943

Cracked Bezel

The bezel to the right of my screen cracked. The screen is still fine. I bought this refurbished from the outlet in September, and their was always a bulge in the bezel like the screen was not installed properly. I thought it was just cosmetic, but now that exact place has developed a hairline crack...
by ryan1212
Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:06 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Looking for Core2duo mobile CPU
Replies: 2
Views: 449

Re: Looking for Core2duo mobile CPU

Thanks dr_st. I have checked and with the latest bios it does.
by ryan1212
Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:38 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Looking for Core2duo mobile CPU
Replies: 2
Views: 449

Looking for Core2duo mobile CPU

I am looking for any meron based core2duo socket m (479) CPU's in the T5600+ or T7x00 Range, or a T2600 or T2700 core duo.

I have an HTPC with an asus desktop board that takes mobile CPUs, and want to upgrade my T2300 to something a little bit faster.

Thanks!
by ryan1212
Sun Mar 07, 2010 3:15 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Fake Thinkpads? (by Lenovo)
Replies: 29
Views: 7336

Re: Fake Thinkpads? (by Lenovo)

at work last summer we purchased 15 HP elitebook 2730p. 12 have had to have motherboards replaced already. It was a design flaw that HP was not willing to admit. We also bought 20 Elitebook 6930p. They are nothing like a thinkpad. Especially the keyboard, imitation thinklight, and the way the hinges...
by ryan1212
Thu Feb 04, 2010 4:19 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T410s Switchable Graphics.
Replies: 14
Views: 6061

Re: T410s Switchable Graphics.

I heard a rumor a while back that the new dock for the t410 will contain a second GPU and be switchable?
by ryan1212
Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:39 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Installing Win 7 on a t400
Replies: 17
Views: 3169

Re: Installing Win 7 on a t400

I cleanly installed W7, ran system update, ran windows update, and had absolutely no issues. I left the bios on switchable, etc. Everything installed and worked. as far as "Lenovo EE", it sounds like most of it was just updated software and drivers, all of which can be obtained through system update...
by ryan1212
Sat Jan 02, 2010 6:08 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: A31p, 15" IPS UXGA FlexView, very nice, $150
Replies: 3
Views: 1292

Re: FS: A31p, 15" IPS UXGA FlexView, very nice, $150

What is the max cpu these will take? I have a P4-M 2.8ghz SL725 laying around.
by ryan1212
Wed Dec 23, 2009 1:59 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Anyone ever seen this graphics failure?
Replies: 2
Views: 875

Re: Anyone ever seen this graphics failure?

Yikes! Is it still under warranty? If you have a switchable model try setting it to discrete or integrated in bios.
by ryan1212
Wed Dec 23, 2009 1:58 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T400 Wattages
Replies: 22
Views: 3160

Re: T400 Wattages

I believe their is a bug in the switchable graphics drivers. When I boot my computer, at idle I use between 7-9 watts. If I put it asleep, wake it up it uses 12-15 watts at idle. Some power management is not loading properly after the computer wakes from sleep. and my suspicion is the switchable gra...
by ryan1212
Mon Dec 14, 2009 4:32 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: [T400] screen problems, and possible screen upgrade
Replies: 6
Views: 1685

Re: [T400] screen problems, and possible screen upgrade

I think it may be a few years until we can get our wish. These are relatively new machines and not many have been parted out so it may be awhile until we can procure parts like system lids, etc at reasonable prices. I am satisfied mostly with the AU Opteronics screen, mine is FRU 42T0597. It is dull...
by ryan1212
Mon Dec 14, 2009 12:43 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: [T400] screen problems, and possible screen upgrade
Replies: 6
Views: 1685

Re: [T400] screen problems, and possible screen upgrade

Which FRU did your machine ship with? You can look this up on lenovos website on the same page as warranty lookup. I have a CCFL WGXA+ AU Opteronics screen... and it is not that great. It is duller than my roomates 3 year old dell inspiron which I consider pathetic. I would like to upgrade it to an ...
by ryan1212
Sat Dec 12, 2009 11:29 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: [T400] screen problems, and possible screen upgrade
Replies: 6
Views: 1685

Re: [T400] screen problems, and possible screen upgrade

Can you please post the FRU numbers for the screen you have?
by ryan1212
Fri Dec 11, 2009 9:55 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T400 Wattages
Replies: 22
Views: 3160

Re: T400 Wattages

With Vista and newer when set to switchable and discoverable by the OS, power manager lets you switch between them while windows is running. My wattage readings were with the switchable enabled and using the intel integrated card. You could just use the ati card for regular use, then if you need bat...
by ryan1212
Fri Dec 11, 2009 1:41 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T400 Wattages
Replies: 22
Views: 3160

Re: T400 Wattages

I changed my settings in BIOS (F1 key at startup) for power to maximum battery for when on battery and my wattage has dropped a lot. I now idle at around 10watts with wifi and 2/10 brightness, and 8 watts with the hardware wifi switch off. About the same as my 6 yr old T40!
by ryan1212
Tue Dec 08, 2009 9:56 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T400 Wattages
Replies: 22
Views: 3160

Re: T400 Wattages

With my clean install of win 7, and all the drivers through system update my machine idles around 15 watts. I do not have an LED screen, but I do have a 4200rpm hard drive. This is with the screen on 2 for brightness, wireless on, bluetooth off with the power manager set to maximum power savings. Wh...
by ryan1212
Sun Dec 06, 2009 12:44 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T400 Video Out options
Replies: 13
Views: 2729

Re: T400 Video Out options

With the advanced mini dock (can be found inexpensively on ebay or the outlet) You can do DVI from a T400. The other option is to buy a SL400 which has HDMI, but that model is kind of a fusion of a thinkpad and an ideapad and is not the same quality as a T series, but lower priced. Also the T500 15"...
by ryan1212
Sat Nov 28, 2009 11:03 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Notebook reliability
Replies: 18
Views: 3302

Re: Notebook reliability

They must have had a lot of T4x series in their sample with loose BGA GPUs.... either that or all ideapads instead of thinkpads.
by ryan1212
Thu Nov 26, 2009 12:50 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Windows XP vs Win 7 Performance Test results
Replies: 4
Views: 1362

Re: Windows XP vs Win 7 Performance Test results

Please remember that with windows 7 and superfetch performance will increase over time, even if benchmarks do not show it. The programs you use most often will load faster than XP, especially office apps after the OS learns what programs you use and has the hard drive relatively indexed.
by ryan1212
Thu Nov 26, 2009 12:47 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T42 or T6X series?
Replies: 14
Views: 1754

Re: T42 or T6X series?

So true, T4x 14" machines are absolutely beautiful, I almost regret selling mine but I love my T400. If looking at a used machine I would recommend a T60. They can be found very well priced, no widescreen, and ATI\intel GPUs. Some of the T61s have defective GPUs from Nvidia. Just for web browsing wi...
by ryan1212
Wed Nov 25, 2009 8:51 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo limits warranty on Outlet purchases to one year...
Replies: 19
Views: 5166

Re: Lenovo limits warranty on Outlet purchases to one year...

If would file a complaint with lenovo corporate if they told you on campus that you could extend it.

Also- units purchased before this fall appear to be upgradable even though the policy changed.
by ryan1212
Wed Nov 25, 2009 8:32 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Guide: How to obtain lenovo themes & AC gadget
Replies: 0
Views: 1346

Guide: How to obtain lenovo themes & AC gadget

I was able to mount the cdrivebackup.wim file on the recovery partition using imagex (part of the windows AIK) and copy the c:\swtools\theme folder to the root of my c drive. Running the install.bat with admin privileges installed the Lenovo theme with the lenovo desktop icons, etc. Also you should ...

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