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by lukee
Thu Jun 14, 2012 5:33 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: Loaded T43p with FlexView LCD, near mint condition
Replies: 1
Views: 977

FS: Loaded T43p with FlexView LCD, near mint condition

I am selling my T43p, moving to T400. Here's the configuration: Based on 2668G1U: P M 770 (2.13GHz) 1GB RAM --> now 2GB RAM 60GB 7200rpm HD --> now 320GB HDD - no 2010 error 14.1in 1400x1050 LCD --> now 15" SXGA+ FlexView 128MB ATI FireGL V3200 CDRW/DVD --> now DVD-RW Intel 802.11abg wireless --> no...
by lukee
Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:11 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Question about pink rubber in GPU heatsink
Replies: 1
Views: 858

Question about pink rubber in GPU heatsink

Hello, I plan to do a general maintenance of my T43p next week. The maintenance includes complete disassemble, dust blow off, thermal compound renewal, keyboard cleanup etc... I'm thinking about removal of pink rubber from the GPU heatsink and replace it with the proper size of a copper piece to enh...
by lukee
Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:03 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Cheapest SSD solution for T43p?
Replies: 3
Views: 1130

Re: Cheapest SSD solution for T43p?

This solution isn't convenient for me because I already have an Hitachi 7K500 in UltraBay adapter with my big data :( Another solution?
by lukee
Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:26 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Cheapest SSD solution for T43p?
Replies: 3
Views: 1130

Cheapest SSD solution for T43p?

I am looking for cheapest SSD solution for my T43p. What is the most worth upgrade I can do? Options: 1) SATA mod + 2.5" SATA SSD (high speeds, high costs) 2) PATA SSD (medium speeds, reasonable costs) 3) other solution (PATA to CF / PATA to SDHC etc... - low speeds, low costs) Do I have any other o...
by lukee
Thu May 17, 2012 1:59 am
Forum: Windows 8
Topic: Windows 8 & ThinkPad T43
Replies: 5
Views: 3809

Windows 8 & ThinkPad T43

Somebody already tested pre-released Windows 8 on T43/T43p? Could you share your experience?
Is it worth to upgrade from Windows 7? Thanks.
by lukee
Mon May 14, 2012 7:22 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: R52 boards in a T43
Replies: 6
Views: 1826

Re: R52 boards in a T43

+ optional FireWire port on some R52s. To use it in T43/p body you have to do a little chassis mod.
by lukee
Mon May 14, 2012 7:14 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: best mod T43p max ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1631

Re: best mod T43p max ?

Pentium M 780 + 2x 1GB 533MHz RAM in dual channel mode + bridged Marvell chip + internal SSD on SATA wires + Lexar ExpressCard SSD for Windows ReadyBoost. This would be the most safety & powerful configuration for T43p. For this investment you can probably buy an equipped T61p or T400 so consider th...
by lukee
Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:46 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Why the difference-Chrome vs IE
Replies: 26
Views: 4519

Re: Why the difference-Chrome vs IE

dr_st: more efficient code != using less memory automatically. Better to use more memory and do less swap operations than to use less memory and swap each time a new tab is opened... at least it is better for user's experience to feel the system more dynamic. And the RAM is cheap nowadays - who care...
by lukee
Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:57 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Why the difference-Chrome vs IE
Replies: 26
Views: 4519

Re: Why the difference-Chrome vs IE

Internet Explorer is proprietary, closed-source application so it is hard to be diagnosed what is causing the HDD clicking. But you can be sure in one thing: Chrome/Chromium browser has more efficient open-source code and uses less of system resources than IE. My recommendation is: don't use IE if y...
by lukee
Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:40 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: ThinkPad T42 533 MHz 2.13 GHz... Help!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1761

Re: ThinkPad T42 533 MHz 2.13 GHz... Help!!!

Hi firepowerff, an out-of-topic question please: how is the Windows 8 running on T43? Is it faster than Windows 7? And what about drivers, everything works?
Thanks.
by lukee
Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:12 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: T43p will not suspend to RAM when lid closed
Replies: 1
Views: 962

T43p will not suspend to RAM when lid closed

Hi, my T43p will not suspend to RAM when LCD lid is closed. I can remember that this worked recently without any problems. If I press the micro button near the Esc key, LCD will power off but the laptop remains on. Only way how can I force it to suspend to RAM is to press Fn + F4 or suspend it manua...
by lukee
Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:35 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: LCD question
Replies: 2
Views: 1202

LCD question

I have Dell Latitude D520 with 15" SXGA+ LCD display for parts (mobo is bad). Is it possible to fit this LCD into 15" T43 lid and will it work? Reason for that: my current IPS display tends to yellowing when the Dell's LCD is almost brand new and the white color there is really white. My T43 current...
by lukee
Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:02 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T43: LCD screw stickers
Replies: 3
Views: 1415

Re: T43: LCD screw stickers

by lukee
Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:32 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T43: LCD screw stickers
Replies: 3
Views: 1415

T43: LCD screw stickers

Hello, where to get the black stickers of screws which covers the side screws and screws just close to the ThinkLight on 14" T43 LCD's lids? Thanks.
by lukee
Tue Feb 28, 2012 7:06 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Removing the 2010 bootup error
Replies: 19
Views: 3321

Re: Removing the 2010 bootup error

Original BIOS 1.29 --> Modded BIOS 1.29 works like a charm. Tested on my both ThinkPads in my signature.
by lukee
Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:47 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T520 (4240-3WG) display quality
Replies: 3
Views: 992

T520 (4240-3WG) display quality

I'm thinking about buying of T520 (4240-3WG) with 15.6" 1600x900 LED display. Can somebody share experience with this display (quality of colors, viewing angles etc...)? Thanks!
by lukee
Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:39 am
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: PowerManager 3.66 will not install
Replies: 0
Views: 999

PowerManager 3.66 will not install

I've a problem with the newest version of ThinkVantage PowerManager. The installer told me that an previous version of Power Manager is installed on my system and need to be uninstalled prior to installation of the recent version. However I have not any previous version of Power Manager installed on...
by lukee
Fri Feb 24, 2012 3:14 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T43p motherboard in T43?
Replies: 3
Views: 1705

Re: T43p motherboard in T43?

You even don't need to reinstall your current HDD, because both (T43 and T43p) uses the same hardware abstraction layer. Simply plug&play :wink:
by lukee
Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:08 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: FireGL V3200 vs. Opera 12 (HW acceleration)
Replies: 5
Views: 1198

Re: FireGL V3200 vs. Opera 12 (HW acceleration)

No, I haven't tried it yet. Does it mean that using the driver from Windows Update, the Opera 12 runs the HW acceleration then?
by lukee
Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:38 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: FireGL V3200 vs. Opera 12 (HW acceleration)
Replies: 5
Views: 1198

FireGL V3200 vs. Opera 12 (HW acceleration)

Hello, I'm able to use Opera Next 12 Alpha fully HW accelerated (using OpenGL 2.0) in Ubuntu 11.10, but the same Opera on Windows says that I haven't compatible OpenGL video card so Opera use software renderer in that case. I think it could be a problem of quiet old GPU driver - I use Vista driver w...
by lukee
Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:49 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Help with transfering R51 components to T43
Replies: 8
Views: 1947

Re: Help with transfering R51 components to T43

About fan - T42p long fan is much more quieter that original T43/T43p long fan.
by lukee
Sun Jan 15, 2012 2:12 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Any updates to solving the T43 fan pulsing problem?
Replies: 6
Views: 2797

Re: Any updates to solving the T43 fan pulsing problem?

I've had pulsing fan issue on T43p. The problem was represented by little and very short fan acceleration each ~5 seconds. I've solved the issue by using long T42p fan - no annoying sound and no pulsing problem from that time. Hope this helps.
by lukee
Wed Jan 04, 2012 1:01 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Near the southbridge failure?
Replies: 2
Views: 1603

Near the southbridge failure?

I have been working with my T43p today with quiet heavy performance load. When the computer and hard disk was busy with some software task, I plugged in my flash disk drive and got the well known message: "This device may perform faster" when the computer finished the computing task. I have tried to...
by lukee
Thu Dec 29, 2011 3:43 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Did a COM port mod for my TR451 (pics)
Replies: 5
Views: 4604

Re: Did a COM port mod for my TR451 (pics)

Very nice mod Raceboy! Do you think it is possible to cut off the LPT port in T4x series ThinkPad and put two USB ports instead?
by lukee
Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:03 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T42 Hard drive swap
Replies: 3
Views: 1893

Re: T42 Hard drive swap

Hi. You have to install the HDD upside down - the HDD's electronic board must be on top when installing your new HDD into the laptop.
by lukee
Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:54 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Rescue&Recovery tool for T43p & W7
Replies: 1
Views: 935

Rescue&Recovery tool for T43p & W7

Hello, during last weeks & months, my friend and my brother lost their data from their laptops and they didn't have a backups created. My T43p is running fine but I have no backup solution established yet and I would like to avoid such problems as my friend and my brother 'expensively' paid for. I d...
by lukee
Thu Dec 08, 2011 1:45 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: How secure is the harddrive password when set in bios?
Replies: 23
Views: 3538

Re: How secure is the harddrive password when set in bios?

Secure chip can store some special passphrases, passwords and encryption certificates as well as a BitLocker encryption string. Its power is best when using it together with an proprietary security software. The chip will not issue the keys if the laptop was exposed to some HW modification. For exam...
by lukee
Sun Dec 04, 2011 12:21 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T41: Which HDD to buy? .. and Samsung HM160HC issues.
Replies: 83
Views: 38836

Re: T41: Which HDD to buy? .. and Samsung HM160HC issues.

I have HM160HC in my secondary machine. The HDD has been bought as brand new. After 2,5 years 2 sectors were reallocated to the spare area and I can feel light performance drop than it was when I bought it. This experience changed my opinion to Samsung HDDs and I will not probably buy them anymore. ...
by lukee
Mon Nov 21, 2011 4:01 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Problems with non-thinkpad option drives on T43 thinkpads
Replies: 631
Views: 522257

Re: Problems with non-thinkpad option drives on T43 thinkpads

Hi jsailorca, if the 2010 error is gone then the BIOS is updated correctly.
by lukee
Sun Nov 20, 2011 2:10 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: There's something different here
Replies: 9
Views: 5980

Re: There's something different here

It seems to me, that T61 on the left is missing battery. Am I correct?

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