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by vavet
Mon Feb 09, 2015 4:10 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: T43p motherboard
Replies: 16
Views: 4901

Re: WTB: T43p motherboard

I have a working t43p,
screen is 1400x1050
no hdd
1gb ram
etc

Have tested it with hdd seemed to work fine.
can ship from France to avoid taxes (I live in Switzerland)
PM me if interested
by vavet
Sun Dec 21, 2014 8:09 am
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: Bright spot on screen from Trackpoint contact
Replies: 8
Views: 4891

Re: Bright spot on screen from Trackpoint contact

There is a white thin layer of plastic at the back of the screen. The pressure marks appear when that layer gets uneven. The unevenness can be fixed if it is permanently pressurized by something. Once i managed to fix it simply by moving the source of the pressure (it was cable). But if the pressure...
by vavet
Fri Dec 19, 2014 12:06 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: Bright spot on screen from Trackpoint contact
Replies: 8
Views: 4891

Re: Bright spot on screen from Trackpoint contact

there is a better solution... What you need to do is to keep the screen a little bit further from the keyboard when it's closed. You may notice also that when the screen is closed and the locks have clicked into their places there is a little play allowing the screen to come closer to the keys or fu...
by vavet
Fri Dec 19, 2014 5:17 am
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: X61 - Proposed hacks under $500: Dual HDD/SSD both bootable
Replies: 117
Views: 47562

Re: X61 - Proposed hacks under $500: Almost complete

VPCSA. Fits with almost no trimming, I just had to remove the metal lip. The framerate at 1280x1024 is only 7 though, so if you know of one with a higher res / rate that fits, I'd be happy to know! The only fitting camera with high resolution that I know is the T410/T510/W510. But I had issues conn...
by vavet
Thu Dec 18, 2014 7:42 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: Best replacement WiFi card for X61?
Replies: 27
Views: 12606

Re: Best replacement WiFi card for X61?

and what about heat comparison?
I am currently using a 6250 and it is much cooler than the original, but still not as cool as I would like. So are there other cooler alternatives?
by vavet
Wed Dec 17, 2014 8:03 am
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: X61 - Proposed hacks under $500: Dual HDD/SSD both bootable
Replies: 117
Views: 47562

Re: X61 - Proposed hacks under $500: Up and running again

UPDATE: Installed webcam in place of BT. Works great! Pics to follow. Great job, congratulations. I did the webcam mod as well. The problem with the driver of the BT connection seems to be related to the particular model of the camera that I was using. It works well with other models. BTW, which ca...
by vavet
Mon Dec 08, 2014 9:19 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: webcam mod for x61 (PICS)
Replies: 21
Views: 9397

Re: webcam mod for x61 (PICS)

Still playing with it. BT port is glitchy, now building internal usb hub to connect all my added devices
by vavet
Mon Dec 08, 2014 5:03 am
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: webcam mod for x61 (PICS)
Replies: 21
Views: 9397

Re: webcam mod for x61 (PICS)

The max resolution is 1280x1024
It is a VPCSA (SB is 640x480)
here is the link from ebay:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/360943054451?_t ... EBIDX%3AIT
by vavet
Thu Dec 04, 2014 4:49 am
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: webcam mod for x61 (PICS)
Replies: 21
Views: 9397

Re: webcam mod for x61 DONE (PICS)

After playing with various cameras I finally found several that worked :P !!! The modules from some sony vpc-sc/b machines are fitting with some trimming and modifications of the cover/bezel. Also had success with certain endoscope cameras. Eventually, ended up with an hd camera from a Sony VAIO VPC...
by vavet
Tue Nov 25, 2014 4:07 am
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: webcam mod for x61 (PICS)
Replies: 21
Views: 9397

Re: webcam mod for x61 (PICS)

I suspect that the problem with driver is that the system recognizes it as a generic usb webcam and tries to use it with the default 640x480 resolution. While the camera simply doesn't support that particular resolution. That's why it works with webcam viewer once you change default resolution while...
by vavet
Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:53 am
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: T61, 14.1" - No Fan Error, but Pulsing Fan & Overheats.
Replies: 33
Views: 6846

Re: T61, 14.1" - No Fan Error, but Pulsing Fan & Overheats.

DiagonalArg wrote: @vavet - well, maybe I'll try a new fan _and_ oiling it too?? What'd you do with the one that didn't improve. Part it out?
It just worked with another fan as far as I remember.
by vavet
Fri Nov 21, 2014 10:58 am
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: T61, 14.1" - No Fan Error, but Pulsing Fan & Overheats.
Replies: 33
Views: 6846

Re: T61, 14.1" - No Fan Error, but Pulsing Fan & Overheats.

I have seen it twice with x61. Once, oiling of the fan helped, another time didn't.
by vavet
Thu Nov 20, 2014 9:41 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: x200s with 1440x900
Replies: 0
Views: 1659

x200s with 1440x900

for those who is looking for an x200s with 1440x900 screen.
Just came across this sale
http://budgetcomputer.ch/store/Notebook ... -oxid.html

It's a Swiss store, not sure if they will ship abroad though.
by vavet
Wed Nov 19, 2014 6:08 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: webcam mod for x61 (PICS)
Replies: 21
Views: 9397

Re: webcam mod for x61 (PICS)

The bluetooth area can fit 32 x 8 mm. With some grinding may be 35 mm.
by vavet
Wed Nov 19, 2014 11:56 am
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: webcam mod for x61 (PICS)
Replies: 21
Views: 9397

Re: webcam mod for x61 (PICS)

what about dimensions?
by vavet
Wed Nov 19, 2014 3:47 am
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: webcam mod for x61 (PICS)
Replies: 21
Views: 9397

Re: webcam mod for x61 (PICS)

The first photo - what is it (partnumber, manufacturer)? I think it is very tiny webcam to start with. I dont want webcam now but who kows;) there are several cameras with distant lens that can theoretically be hacked to place separately from board, but couldn't find a USB one so far. here are few ...
by vavet
Tue Nov 18, 2014 11:40 am
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: webcam mod for x61 (PICS)
Replies: 21
Views: 9397

Re: webcam mod for x61 (PICS)

axur-delmeria wrote: How long were the wires from the camera board to the Bluetooth connector?
Did you twist the 2 USB data wires together?
About 5mm and the are not twisted, they are wired to the opposite side of the board from different sides (see the pic).


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by vavet
Mon Nov 17, 2014 7:58 am
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: webcam mod for x61 (PICS)
Replies: 21
Views: 9397

Re: webcam mod for x61 (PICS)

The first photo - what is it (partnumber, manufacturer)? I think it is very tiny webcam to start with. I dont want webcam now but who kows;) I don't know frankly, I brought it as an example. Saved it while browsing in aliexpress a while ago. It wasn't USB, otherwise would have paid more attention.
by vavet
Mon Nov 17, 2014 5:14 am
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: webcam mod for x61 (PICS)
Replies: 21
Views: 9397

Re: webcam mod for x61 (PICS)

Ok, so here are the details of recent "progress" The trimming I decided to make a hole on the right side to fix it same way as the bluetooth module is . This allowed to reduce the trimming area. pictures http://i.imgur.com/cAs5Aqf.jpg http://i.imgur.com/pFc0aIv.jpg http://i.imgur.com/gecc6vo.jpg its...
by vavet
Sun Nov 16, 2014 9:21 am
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: webcam mod for x61 (PICS)
Replies: 21
Views: 9397

Re: webcam mod for x61 (PICS)

Done!
http://i.imgur.com/Brd7C0n.jpg

Details soon!!!


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by vavet
Fri Nov 14, 2014 7:22 am
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: Where to buy non-stinky HDD rails?
Replies: 4
Views: 3758

Re: Where to buy non-stinky HDD rails?

or you can do like this
by vavet
Fri Nov 14, 2014 6:35 am
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: webcam mod for x61 (PICS)
Replies: 21
Views: 9397

Re: webcam mod for x61 (PICS)

Amazing how you keep upgrading this already "middle-aged" laptop! :bow: that's the whole fun, upgrading a newer machine is not that challanging :lol: I have few newer machines (X1 Carbon, W510) and used to have several 12 inch X. None of them gives the same feeling of ergonomy and compactness as th...
by vavet
Fri Nov 14, 2014 5:10 am
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: webcam mod for x61 (PICS)
Replies: 21
Views: 9397

webcam mod for x61 (PICS)

Hi, I have been working on a webcam mod for my x61 recently, so would like to share with the results so far. As you know there is no much space inside the x61 screen to place a webcam. So for me there are two options: 1. a tiny webcam module from another model to be small enough to fit into the spac...
by vavet
Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:01 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: X61 with touchscreen (not tablet) DONE!
Replies: 16
Views: 9311

Re: X61 with touchscreen (not tablet) DONE!

SXGA+ with touch done! The brightness doesn't seem to suffer at all. At least didn't notice anything (this particular screen is LED). Unfortunately, the film is more glossy than the glass, but not too much. The touch is quite responsive, just need to get used to high resolution when using finger (or...
by vavet
Tue Nov 11, 2014 7:30 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: X61 with touchscreen (not tablet) DONE!
Replies: 16
Views: 9311

Re: X61 with touchscreen (not tablet) DONE!

Its 0.3mm, sorry for typo.
The wires are not an issue at all.
As for optical properties, haven't noticed any difference so far.
the sxga+ version is planned for tomorrow. Will do more pics


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by vavet
Tue Nov 11, 2014 3:37 am
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: X61 with touchscreen (not tablet) DONE!
Replies: 16
Views: 9311

Re: X61 with touchscreen (not tablet) DONE!

Managed to convince the manufacturer to sell me two touch films of 3mm 0.3mm thickness!!!
Got them yesterday. Will try with my extra led sxga+ screen now...
by vavet
Tue Nov 11, 2014 3:31 am
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: Expansion HDD Poll:Connect to USB2 (boot) or USB3 (speed)?
Replies: 11
Views: 5375

Re: Expansion HDD Poll:Connect to USB2 (boot) or USB3 (speed

If there's a WWAN enable setting in the BIOS, try enabling it. Yes, it was on. Did you tape Pin 20? Otherwise all USB cards in that slot without FRU get switched off like you experienced. No, actually I didn't. Do you mean that they get switched off when machine goes to sleep? because the USB was w...
by vavet
Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:20 am
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: Expansion HDD Poll:Connect to USB2 (boot) or USB3 (speed)?
Replies: 11
Views: 5375

Re: Expansion HDD Poll:Connect to USB2 (boot) or USB3 (speed

I don't know much hardware details about mpci slot, but can share my experience with it. As you may know I have made a touchpad mod on my x61 http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=114633 I had used the mpci to usb 2.0 adapter to connect it. The problem was that every time the machine was b...
by vavet
Fri Nov 07, 2014 11:03 am
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: Screen shutting off on X61 Tablet
Replies: 16
Views: 5699

Re: Screen shutting off on X61 Tablet

I really hope this is a software problem and not a hardware problem, and if it's a hardware problem I hope it can be fixed by replacing the screen assembly, as I plan on doing that next week. Well checking if its a software issue is very simple, just install a windows 7 and see it it works. As for ...
by vavet
Tue Nov 04, 2014 7:26 am
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: X61 with touchscreen (not tablet) DONE!
Replies: 16
Views: 9311

Re: X61 with touchscreen (not tablet) DONE!

The seller agreed to replace the screen, but as I have no much patience to wait until it reaches him and new one arrives, I decided to open it and to replace the damaged layer with the one from my old broken screen. Everything went smooth and now the clean build is done ! I have updated my first pos...

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