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by Tasurinchi
Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:07 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W701DS and w701 palmrest wacom upgrade?
Replies: 3
Views: 2686

Re: W701DS and w701 palmrest wacom upgrade?

The HMM says the FRU# is 60Y4938 (Source: click me!)

I'd recommend you to put a WTB here in the Forum's Marketplace.
by Tasurinchi
Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: New T430s has landed! (2 small linked thumbnails)
Replies: 11
Views: 2486

Re: New T430s has landed! (2 small linked thumbnails)

I see the result of your "experiment" is positive and I'm glad you're happy with the T430s. :wink: Is there a soft rim version available for this machine? IIRC the trackpoint caps are interchangeable. Regarding the screen, it's definitely not the best one around, I found some ics profiles in the web...
by Tasurinchi
Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 1245
Views: 332343

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Interesting! Would be nice to know if this requires soldering... :wink:
by Tasurinchi
Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:19 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Just picked up a Thinkpad T430 for cheap!
Replies: 12
Views: 3369

Re: Just picked up a Thinkpad T430 for cheap!

But the KB mod doesn't provide 100% compatibility AFAIK and my eyes are getting to old to appreciate the FHD mod on a small screen I did the retrofit to a couple of T430 and X230 and as far as I remember only the CapsLock LED doesn't work. So this is an experiment. If I'm not blown away and or inst...
by Tasurinchi
Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:27 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Just picked up a Thinkpad T430 for cheap!
Replies: 12
Views: 3369

Re: Just picked up a Thinkpad T430 for cheap!

T430s are nice machines. Don't forget you can retrofit a 7 row keyboard rather easily, and of course do the famous FHD Mod!

CPU wise, IMO you should expect a good performance increase compared to the old Core2Duo SU9x000 generation. :wink:
by Tasurinchi
Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:18 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T520/T530 LCD replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 3179

Re: T520/T530 LCD replacement

kfzhu1229 wrote:Now as for comparison, it is significantly better than the 1366*768 Samsung panel in my T530
Anything is better than those panels :twisted: :twisted:

(oh wait, it's not. Worst panel I have ever seen is a 14" 1366x768 from my T430 :cry: )
by Tasurinchi
Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:38 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Installing classic keyboard into X230 with EC firmware mod
Replies: 367
Views: 110584

Re: Installing classic keyboard into X230 with EC firmware mod

I thought so, the L-Series is very on the verge of being a non-ThinkPad :twisted:
by Tasurinchi
Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:19 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Installing classic keyboard into X230 with EC firmware mod
Replies: 367
Views: 110584

Re: Installing classic keyboard into X230 with EC firmware mod

Did somebody attempt to flash an L530?

If not, will be difficult to get the same BIOS mod for this model?
by Tasurinchi
Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:11 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: X220T Windows 10 auto rotate
Replies: 3
Views: 3023

Re: X220T Windows 10 auto rotate

Nice! Thanks for the tip, I need to try this on mine this weekend! :)
by Tasurinchi
Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: T520 Has New Keys!
Replies: 9
Views: 2009

Re: T520 Has New Keys!

+1 this ^

Every time I get a US/Canadian Keyboard I keep missing the Enter key, typing long texts becomes a headache for a couple of days :(

The left Shift Key doesn't bother me much, my left pinky is small enough :mrgreen:
by Tasurinchi
Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Processor Upgrade
Replies: 7
Views: 2054

Re: Processor Upgrade

I'm not 100% certain, but I believe that only W520 was offered with an upgraded heatsink capable of handling 55W CPUs That's correct, only the W520 has a 55W heatsink, while technically an XM CPU could run in a T520, it won't be very cool :roll: I will probably opt for one of the lesser quad-core p...
by Tasurinchi
Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Processor Upgrade
Replies: 7
Views: 2054

Re: Processor Upgrade

Yeah, they're still pricey. I modded one of my T520 with a 2670QM, was the cheapest I could find. You can use if you want the the T520 heatsink, but you need to remove part of the black plastic coating since the die of the quads is bigger. Buying directly a W520 heatsink is better IMO.
by Tasurinchi
Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Processor Upgrade
Replies: 7
Views: 2054

Re: Processor Upgrade

Most powerful 45W CPU is the Core i7-2860QM, and the i7-2920XM for 55W.

No special BIOS is needed, but you better use the W520 170W PSU. I'll also recommend to use the Nvidia heatsink, even if you have an Intel only model.
by Tasurinchi
Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:24 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T520 bottom palmrest differences
Replies: 25
Views: 4120

Re: T520 bottom palmrest differences

Maciek.pl wrote:There are V5 V6 etc whats the difference?
V7 is quality-wise the same as V4 but glossy instead of mate, the rest of the V's are of lower picture quality.
by Tasurinchi
Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T520/T530 LCD replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 3179

Re: T520/T530 LCD replacement

Check the Marketplace here in the forum, or post a WTB thread :wink:
by Tasurinchi
Sat Jan 21, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T520/T530 LCD replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 3179

Re: T520/T530 LCD replacement

I can confirm v5 works, I have one in a T510 and the screen is ok if you don't have big demands in terms of screen quality. Viewing angles are decent, the colors are ok (at least in mine) and is generally darker than the v4. I read somewhere that v0 to v7 are all compatible, but I'm not so sure anym...
by Tasurinchi
Fri Jan 20, 2017 4:38 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T520/T530 LCD replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 3179

Re: T520/T530 LCD replacement

1. Do these machines work with each other's panels without swapping cables Yes 2. Can somebody help me list some HD+ or FHD (preferbly) model numbers that work with both of these machines? Last time I checked prices were not so different between HD+ and FHD, so I would go for the latter. Your best ...
by Tasurinchi
Fri Jan 13, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Getting PSR (Panel Self-Refresh) on T540p ­— electrical compatibility with T560 (or any other) display panels?
Replies: 5
Views: 1510

Re: Getting PSR (Panel Self-Refresh) on T540p ­— electrical compatibility with T560 (or any other) display panels?

intelfx wrote:I'm having trouble finding part numbers for T560's panels
Here is the one for the T560 (check page 4), and here the one for the T540/p (check page 8 )
by Tasurinchi
Sat Jan 07, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 FHD Upgrade?
Replies: 524
Views: 109932

Re: X220 FHD Upgrade?

Got my package today!

Very nicely packed, good job! Now I need to practice soldering on guinea-pig stuff I have around before messing up any board! :wink:
by Tasurinchi
Thu Jan 05, 2017 2:53 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T520 cpu upgrade and fan
Replies: 10
Views: 2861

Re: T520 cpu upgrade and fan

Well, that's almost the most powerful CPU for this series, you could upgrade to a i7-2820QM, but I'm not sure if 0.10 GHz more and 2MB extra L3 cache will bring a huge performance jump...
by Tasurinchi
Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:06 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 FHD Upgrade?
Replies: 524
Views: 109932

Re: X220 FHD Upgrade?

Same here, arrived yesterday... :banana:

But I wasn't home so I need to pick it up (probably on the weekend)
by Tasurinchi
Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to WQHD 1440p
Replies: 18
Views: 8052

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to WQHD 1440p

While such a resolution would be overkill, I would still be very interested to mod a X2x0 :wink:

Although a T430 would be a better platform for WQHD IMO...
by Tasurinchi
Tue Dec 20, 2016 2:03 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 1245
Views: 332343

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Nice!! :thumbs-UP:

Thanks again for your sharing this in the community!
by Tasurinchi
Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:23 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s FHD/WQHD upgrade kits pre-order (paused)
Replies: 295
Views: 90466

Re: T420s/T430s FHD/WQHD upgrade kits pre-order thread

ji2o0k wrote:Screen flicker only occurs on the T420 and T430 non "-s" versions
Small comment from my side, not all non-s models flicker.

Some users reported no issues at all. I have a T420 a two T430 modded with the kit and none of them flicker.
by Tasurinchi
Thu Dec 08, 2016 2:21 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Question about T400, T500, etc. laptops
Replies: 25
Views: 5050

Re: Question about T400, T500, etc. laptops

The 1600x900 panels are not much better either... :(

If FHD is not too small for you I would go that way. The best panels are the AUO B156HW01 V4 (matte) and B156HW01 V7 (glossy) and are not much expensive than HD+ ones (at least it was so few months ago when I got my last FHD panel)
by Tasurinchi
Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:13 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Maxing out an x220 in 2016 (...now 2017): a couple of questions
Replies: 10
Views: 4750

Re: Maxing out an x220 in 2016: a couple of questions

Welcome to the forum! For 1) I would definitely renew the thermal paste. X220's were built around 2011/2012 and Lenovo never applied very high quality paste, so after 5 years I think is time to renew it (I personally always renew the paste in 2nd hand ThinkPads, but that's just me). I got some lefto...
by Tasurinchi
Fri Nov 25, 2016 6:02 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 FHD Upgrade?
Replies: 524
Views: 109932

Re: X220 FHD Upgrade?

I don't mean generic stuff/videos, I agree there are plenty of them in youtube & co. I mean more practical do's & don'ts regarding this specific mod, RBS question was a good example. In the PDF file, step 4, it just says "Install and solder the adapter board to the motherboard", while that maybe sel...
by Tasurinchi
Fri Nov 25, 2016 5:13 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 FHD Upgrade?
Replies: 524
Views: 109932

Re: X220 FHD Upgrade?

nitrocaster wrote:...
RealBlackStuff wrote:You may want to put that info in your PDF.
+1

And maybe some "tips and hints" for soldering newbies like me...

Edit: meaning tips for this specific mod...
by Tasurinchi
Tue Nov 15, 2016 6:08 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420/T430 can use HD+ screens from Alienware M14X R2 or Lenovo X1C1
Replies: 10
Views: 12190

Re: T420/T430 can use HD+ screens from Alienware M14X R2

Thanks for sharing!

This is indeed very interesting, not that I particularly like HD+ but I know some people not care much about the aspect ratio/resolution but do for the awful panel quality on these machines.

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