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by Thinkpad4by3
Wed May 17, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Compare installing one W10 with seven(7) Linux distros
Replies: 22
Views: 2696

Re: Compare installing one W10 with seven(7) Linux distros

Spy, crash, or no software. Pick your poison.

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by Thinkpad4by3
Wed May 17, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1/X1-Carbon
Topic: X1 Carbon Gen 2 (X1C2) what are common problems?
Replies: 6
Views: 2880

Re: X1 Carbon Gen 2 (X1C2) what are common problems?

Step one, cross out anything yoga..
Step two...(insert step two)

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by Thinkpad4by3
Tue May 16, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420 16gb RAM success stories? Will ECC (or "registered") work?
Replies: 24
Views: 4968

Re: T420 16gb RAM success stories? Will ECC (or "registered") work?

My t520 recognizes all 16gb in bios. Cant tell past that cuz dont have an os.

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by Thinkpad4by3
Tue May 16, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X1/X1-Carbon
Topic: X1 Carbon Gen 2 (X1C2) what are common problems?
Replies: 6
Views: 2880

Re: X1 Carbon Gen 2 (X1C2) what are common problems?

Everything, motherboard screen keyboard battery you name it, it has a problem with it. I think the X1 C2 is a machine from the devil. They got the keyboard from a macbook and mashed it with a touchscreen scientific calculator. The screen DSTN with slider controls on the lcd thing. Battery is probabl...
by Thinkpad4by3
Tue May 16, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Getting Thinkpad Dock 2503?
Replies: 1
Views: 1055

Re: Getting Thinkpad Dock 2503?

It depwnds on the graphics card. Put in a cheapo 60$ one from amazon and expect same performance. Put in a 3000$$ gtx titan xp and put your t400 on the 8K 30" dell monitor! Id probably go for a radeon rx480. 300$ you wont regret.

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by Thinkpad4by3
Tue May 16, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Newbie with a question
Replies: 8
Views: 1724

Re: Newbie with a question

I disagree with TPFanatic on this one. I find that those 100 veritcal pixels come in handy. I find 1280x800 unusable at anything more than 12.1". Go for the high resolution one

As tpfan. Said, panelook.com is your favorite friend when shopping for lcd panels.

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by Thinkpad4by3
Tue May 16, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: Keyboard & Thinkpoint Inert On Bootup After Bad Malware Fighter DeInstall
Replies: 4
Views: 4504

Re: Keyboard & Thinkpoint Inert On Bootup After Bad Malware Fighter DeInstall

You might want to slam the f8 key while windows loads and get into safe mode. Try that and see if keyboard works.

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by Thinkpad4by3
Tue May 16, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: Keyboard & Thinkpoint Inert On Bootup After Bad Malware Fighter DeInstall
Replies: 4
Views: 4504

Re: Keyboard & Thinkpoint Inert On Bootup After Bad Malware Fighter DeInstall

I guess your stuck in rebuild limbo. Take out the drive, backup, and rebuild.

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by Thinkpad4by3
Tue May 16, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Forum Announcements
Topic: NEW LOOK TO THE OLD FORUM..
Replies: 71
Views: 8766

Re: NEW LOOK TO THE OLD FORUM..

I jst checked and found the classic mode. I think the new classic mode takes the best of new and old to make this fourm even better. I wish lenovo would do the same with thinkpads....


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by Thinkpad4by3
Tue May 16, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB Feeler: W530 T530 FHD 1080p Models - Also, how to fine tune Ebay search for them?
Replies: 5
Views: 1143

Re: WTB Feeler: W530 T530 FHD 1080p Models - Also, how to fine tune Ebay search for them?

Your syntax needs to remove the commas and parentheses. I would put: thinkpad w530 -something -something etc. Then make a seperate one for t530. Recommend putting both as email updates if they this searches how you want. For example if i wanted to make a search for pre letter thinkpads i might make ...
by Thinkpad4by3
Tue May 16, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: 8GB DDR3 SODIMM RAM (2x4GB is fine) for ThinkPad T420
Replies: 4
Views: 601

Re: WTB: 8GB DDR3 SODIMM RAM (2x4GB is fine) for ThinkPad T420

i have a 2x8gb laying around but i need to check if its dead cuz i pulled it from a dead machine.

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by Thinkpad4by3
Tue May 16, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: 8GB DDR3 SODIMM RAM (2x4GB is fine) for ThinkPad T420
Replies: 4
Views: 601

Re: WTB: 8GB DDR3 SODIMM RAM (2x4GB is fine) for ThinkPad T420

Are you on the island and how much is in the machine now?

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by Thinkpad4by3
Tue May 16, 2017 5:46 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X61T not Recognizing Pen...Planar Issue?
Replies: 6
Views: 2403

Re: X61T not Recognizing Pen...Planar Issue?

Google "x61t schematic" find a link by laptopmotherboard i tjink and youll get the motherboard excwpt with a red watermark

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by Thinkpad4by3
Mon May 15, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X61T not Recognizing Pen...Planar Issue?
Replies: 6
Views: 2403

Re: X61T not Recognizing Pen...Planar Issue?

What i can see i probably is a bad mobo. Youre best luck is a replacement or you coupd transplant it into a x61s and ingore touch (i think, never tried it)

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by Thinkpad4by3
Mon May 15, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T470s screen in T460s
Replies: 6
Views: 2721

Re: T470s screen in T460s

Will this uhd panel work? NV125QUM-N81 might put the r50p to shame :-).

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by Thinkpad4by3
Mon May 15, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T430 display freaking out
Replies: 4
Views: 610

Re: T430 display freaking out

Your best luck might be bad lvds connection or LCD driver. Would really stink if you needed a whole new display but might be a possibility. To me, I think it's loose lvdsconne cable. Sent from my E6553 using Tapatalk I'd say that the fault is under the bezel, as I've tried to reattach the LVDS cabl...
by Thinkpad4by3
Mon May 15, 2017 6:05 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: [BUY] Looking for small old classic Thinkpad
Replies: 5
Views: 996

Re: [BUY] Looking for small old classic Thinkpad

All i can say is...... 755c!!!! Look on ebay for a little more than 3.5 seconds and you find one of these machines for dirt cheap. They are little great laptops with a tft vga lcd. Whatever you do, if youre planning to use the machine to any extent is dont buy a 's' model machine. 755c has a good sc...
by Thinkpad4by3
Sun May 14, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X61T not Recognizing Pen...Planar Issue?
Replies: 6
Views: 2403

Re: X61T not Recognizing Pen...Planar Issue?

Just out of curiosity, are the driver working on base 1? Oh the times where ive swapped 400$ graphics cards to realize only that the driver want on the latest firmware.

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by Thinkpad4by3
Sun May 14, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Audio driver driving me nuts!
Replies: 4
Views: 932

Re: Audio driver driving me nuts!

Make a batch script to uninstall and reinstall on shutdown/startup?? :-)

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by Thinkpad4by3
Sun May 14, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Pliers or grips to remove stripped wifi screw shafts *PICS*
Replies: 11
Views: 3481

Re: Pliers or grips to remove stripped wifi screw shafts *PICS*

All you have to do is call lenovo support. Put the phone down for a week. Get back after a week and say you need a magic genie to come. The genie will then push f12, tap the capslock keys a few times and the stand offs will be magically replaced. Lol just kidding but you probably need either a hex h...
by Thinkpad4by3
Sun May 14, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Screen replacement on x260
Replies: 1
Views: 625

Re: Screen replacement on x260

Idk but btw a trick for the x240+ models is to just snap the clips of the lcd bezel. Just put you fingers underneath the left or right side of the bezel and pull. No need to rip apart the entire machine.

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by Thinkpad4by3
Sun May 14, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: It seems as Lenovo finally noticed and fixed the low PWM frequency issue
Replies: 3
Views: 3639

Re: It seems as Lenovo finally noticed and fixed the low PWM frequency issue

Lenovo solution on the T480 will be little shaded glass slides infront of the led backlight that will be embedded in the lcd to control the level of brightness. Take apart the entire lcd to go from 50% to 40% - David "make your eyes Hz from flicker" hill. Lol. Also, only 10% birghtness will come in ...
by Thinkpad4by3
Sun May 14, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T430 display freaking out
Replies: 4
Views: 610

Re: T430 display freaking out

Your best luck might be bad lvds connection or LCD driver. Would really stink if you needed a whole new display but might be a possibility. To me, I think it's loose lvdsconne cable.

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by Thinkpad4by3
Sun May 14, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Frankenpad ddr2 800mhz appearing as 677mhz
Replies: 2
Views: 778

Re: Frankenpad ddr2 800mhz appearing as 677mhz

Its probably a pm965 limitation. I doubt it makes a significant difference in speed. It's not like a TP755C where 70 vs 60ns ram was a significant.

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by Thinkpad4by3
Sat May 13, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 IPS Bright Spots/Ghosting
Replies: 7
Views: 1860

Re: X220 IPS Bright Spots/Ghosting

I should I put a DSTN LCD in my x220 lol. The Nsa might think I'm drunk everything I lose the cursor on Windows 10 :-)

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by Thinkpad4by3
Sat May 13, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Power bank for Thinkpad / 19V vs 20V
Replies: 3
Views: 2251

Re: Power bank for Thinkpad / 19V vs 20V

I doubt a halfvolt will be big deal. It should work. I know that most USB devices work fine on 4.5V. Also, if it's a cheap brick, it maybe 19+ volts so it could be in spec.

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by Thinkpad4by3
Fri May 12, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T430s advantages over T420/X220
Replies: 11
Views: 2197

Re: T430s advantages over T420/X220

I can tell you that the T430s is totally worth it, but watch out because mine died in the middle of a hackathon :-( Otherwise, it is kick***. It's like an X1 without some terrible upgradibility.


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by Thinkpad4by3
Fri May 12, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x201s i7 640LM into an x200
Replies: 4
Views: 1782

Re: x201s i7 640LM into an x200

If it's anything like the x60/x61s, they are completely swappable from slim to "fat". BTW you CANT swap x61 to x61s.

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by Thinkpad4by3
Thu May 11, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: LCD color changing?
Replies: 4
Views: 1921

Re: LCD color changing?

I wonder if it would be fixed with an rgb backlight and a color sensor?? Something to check out when I have a week with nothing going on.

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by Thinkpad4by3
Thu May 11, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: LCD color changing?
Replies: 4
Views: 1921

Re: LCD color changing?

Is it fixable with "relative" ease

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