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My x220t failed today.
I am almost a little bit disappointed.
Maybe here is someone who can help me.
It won't start anymore. No LEDs, no Fan nothing happens. It also wont charge the battery. At least the LED is not on.
Could it be the power connector? How can i be sure that this is the faulty part?
The charger is not the problem. It works with my t410.
>i7 quadcore, 16gb ram, 500gb hdd
>it stays quiet under load (prime95 for benckmarking, another tool from work that I will use more often)
>windows recognizes all devices that are necessary to run it and to connect to the networks
I'm not disappointed so far.
I am about to buy a t520 with 1600x900 screen and 9 cell battery for 300€
I will soon be part of the thinkpad masterrace :3
- love, /p/
Its a ThinkPad, cmon.
That argument is like saying new Porsches aren't real because they don't have aircooled engines.
Might be optional, check to see if there is a Bluetooth symbol on your LSD clearplate. If not, I think they go for like $12, or just get a micro USB Bluetooth.
Google "Thinkpad button trick" and perform it precisely without battery or external power connected. It's famous and often works. Try it several times.
I've owned a T61 since 2009 and revived it three times with this method. I also revived an Ebay organ donor that was in perfect condition otherwise.
Also visit the Thinkpad Forums. If your system board is dead there are many options such as what I do, which is buy either a working notebook with a damaged display, or buy a base with system board attached (usually cheaper than loose system boards) and swap everything over. Lenovo manuals are wonderful and replacement Pad screw kits are dirt cheap off Ebay if you need any screws.
For a few dollars, treat yourself to a Wiha masterrace screwdriver. I stick an old hard disk magnet to the shank to retain screws as I remove them.
Not that guy, but my x200t also has bluetooth, and my indicator panel goes:
Wifi, Bluetooth, WWAN, Num lock, caps lock, hdd access, power indicator, battery, charging indicator, sleep
Is buying a x220 with a fucked up mobo for ~150 worth it? I'd replace the mobo with a new one, which would cost under $200 it seems. Worth it or no?
Forgot to add, it comes with no hard drive (would replace with an SSD) and sellers on eBay have i5 mobos for $60, and i7 mobos for $75.
My T530 continues to hard shutoff randomly.
Now convinced that it's suffering from static discharge or something. Fuck.
>buying a chiclet keyboard chinkpad
we told you brah
Soon to add x220t and t60 to my harem. Cant wait to go back home and pick it up
it's better than most other laptop keyboards, just much shittier than the original ibm versions
that's why it gets good reviews from people who have never touched a thinkpad before lenovo came and fucked everything up
How do you guys feel about the T450 and the new x1 leak? Trackpoint buttons are back so i may finally upgrade from my aging x301 to either a T450s or the new x1 depending on the asci keyboard layout for the x1.
Man, these have been viraled a lot in the last week.
>Media keys over function keys
>Page forward back replaced by page up/down
I'm looking for a replacement motherboard for an X220, and I've found one for $75 on eBay.
However, the seller says that it doesn't have a CPU. From what I understand, all of the mobos have CPUs soldered in, is this seller retarded?
Should I buy a mobo for $75, and a broken X220 for $100 and then fix it?
pls gib advice
I've posted this quite a bit, but I've never gotten round to doing it...
Even if the model of thinkpad is different, can you replace the screen with a different model screen, so long as they are the same size, connector type and have the same screw layout?
I'm wanting to upgrade my s440 (yes, chicklet, fuck off) from 720p to 1080p and there are multiple models that are "supported" or "the same". Could I just do a quick swap of screens and be done? Or will it require something else like extra drivers etc??
>may as well just get an x200t, same speed and tablet input it sweet.
That's fucking stupid. If you're not going to actually take advantage of the tablet feature, you're just adding on unnecessary weight.
The x301 feels a lot better in terms of build quality and material. But it is definitely slower.
What kind of performance are you expecting from a laptop? I have one, and it's decent for programming and school work.
I get 3-4 hours on my x301. I dunno about the X200s but I did have a x200 which was faster and had better battery life.
But the general feel of the x301 and the keyboard is probably the best. It's hard to explain it, but the x200 just cheap compared to the x301.
Oh and I also have to mention, the screen on the x301 is fucking dog shit.
Are you using linux or windows? I wonder how's situation with linux battery life at the moment. I remember using xubuntu on my old asus laptop, but the battery life was terrible compared to what windows could achieve.
>said LSD clearplate
Sorry it was a fun morning at work.
Thats good, W500's still get sold for that price.
Just make sure that the FRU or P/N is correct on the motherboard, might mistake the listing for the wrong machine.
But yes, X-Series has soldiered CPUs, unless someone decided to desoldier it.
Thanks saucey. The laptop is an X220 (i5 model), and the baord I'm looking at is this:
Would I be able to swap out the original mobo for a i7 mobo? The better CPU and USB3 capability would be nice.
so /tpg/ after my old toshiba pleb tier laptop is beginning to die on me which thinkpad is a good replacement for it? An X220 or T420.
Both have the appropriate specs and i'm going for the i5 variant on both models anyways. What really bothers me is what model can potentialy have the longest battery life.
Then again upgrading from a single core NB-500 to a laptop equally older is a bit odd.
Hesitant to say yes, go for it, as I do not know if the port placement is different on the i7.
Also that motherboard is sketchy as well, ask for the FRU if possible, and see if that FRU is an i7 board.
Checking Lenovo's HMM for the X220 mobo FRUs:
All come with the same 7-2620M, just some have AMT, TPM, AES, first FRU has them all, last doesn't have em.
I would think an i3 model will have better battery life on whichever laptop you get, though it will have less performance.
T420 can be fitted with a slice battery, so that and switchable graphics, the machine will last longer i'd think.
Alright thanks for the tip, i think i can get an original T420 battery here rather cheaply, but i'd still go for the i5 model since they are easier to find.
Also what do you mean by switchable graphics? do you mean some of them come with Nvidia GPU's?
Check dem Ultrabay caddies while Ebaying the other T61s. Generics worked fine for me and others, and make adding a drive or rescuing data from one very easy. I keep one T61 just for utility work because they are so handy. I sell the "pretty" units and put the uggos to use.