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/tpg/ Thinkpad General

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buying guide : http://ktgee.net/post/49423737148/thinkpad-guide

Ressources :
http://www.thinkwiki.org/
http://www.thinkpads.com/forum/
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Newfag here, What is all the thinkpads on /g/?
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How hard is it to find models of the W series?
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>>45573575
what

>>45573579
I mean, they're readily available on eBay. There just aren't as many of them and prices vary wildly depending on how it was configured
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>>45573597
Sorry I wrote it like a retard.

Why does /g/ like Thinkpads so much?
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>>45573620
They are durable, have god-tier keyboards and input devices (until the most recent models that is), and are available very cheaply on the secondhand market
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>>45573620
memelaptops
i love memes
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I wish my Thinkpad wasn't broken.

It had my kick ass riced linux distro installed and it fucked up a few months ago.

IT STOPPED CHARGING
IT DIED
THE POWER OUTLET ON THE BACK ISN'T WORKING

And you know what's worse of it all? I don't even know how to fix it. I've tried taking the cover off and going inside, but the damn laptop is guarded to the brim with metal sheets which make it impossible to dust off and repair any broken or loose connections.

I'm so fucked. I will never get another laptop. I was starting to write my novel on it too. Someone please help me get my babby thinkpad back.
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>>45573439
> t420 coming in
> i7 @ 2.8 ghz w/ 4gb ddr3 RAM
> 1600x900
> all for free

Bretty hype
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>>45573721
you know you can just plug the hard drive into something else to get your sweet ass distro and documents back right
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>>45574167
I know, but I can't afford another laptop. Mom's on welfare and I'm in college working 20 hours a week just to pay for my food and living expenses. I looked up the hardware manual and I have to take apart the fucking LCD just to get to the damn thing.
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>>45574183
You can get an enclosure for it real cheap and at least access your files on another computer if its vital. Otherwise, time to get handy
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>>45574228
>You can get an enclosure for it real cheap and at least access your files on another computer if its vital.
They're not vital so much as the hardware was necessary for mobile computing. I liked my distro.

>Otherwise, time to get handy
Maybe I can just work overtime.
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>>45574183
you can get a drive enclosure or something for about $10 and access your data
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817366057&ignorebbr=1

USB 3.0 for less than $15
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817576016
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my T430 might be the greatest thing I've ever bought in my life. default (6cell?) battery with my most recent reformat lasts 8 hours of light browsing/word excel powerpoint work
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>>45574243
It's not the data itself that's important, but thanks.
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>>45574284
Completely flat is 4 cell
Flush but with rolls underneath is 6 cell
Sticking out is 9 cell
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>>45574285
Oh, you said something about a novel, I didn't think you were attached to the hardware.
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>>45574331
I have my novel on google docs. I just like being able to edit it on the go or while I'm in my bed.
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>>45574301
9 cell best cell

I'm fairly impressed with Ubuntu's power management out of the box so far. It's been a while since I used Linux on a laptop, but yesterday night I realized there was nothing really tying me to Windows anymore so I installed it and it works quite nicely on my X220. Only problem is that the dashboard thing is slower than I'd like
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http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Upgrading_T430_Keyboard

Does this work with an X230 tablet?
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>>45574414
If the X230 and X230 Tablet keyboards are compatible, it should work.
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>>45573721
>I don't even know how to fix it

Google the service manual.
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x200 tablet coming thru. Just got it in the mail yesterday... after cleaning it with 2 clorox wipes looks to be in good condition... just a scruff marks on the corners... running on a live cd right now... waiting to some hard drive caddy. Batteries looks good... about 3 hours on a full charge. Did I do gud for $57.00 USD?
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>>45574713
> 57 USD

Yes.

>tfw live in Brazil, X-tablet models are fuckrare and super expensive
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>>45573439
why Is windows SO shit on my x61T?, while on linux sets are 45-55C,
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>>45574414
>>45574504
All *20 series use the same keyboard, all *30 series use the same keyboard. It should work the same.
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>>45575110
Because Linux has terrible power management and your fan is running at 100% the whole time.
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>>45575110
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>>45575159
You don't have the Power Manager installed.
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>>45575176
what does that have to do with the temps.
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>>45574183
Shouldn't you be getting free government money then?
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>>45575195
gee, hell if I know
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>>45575159
anyone have these temps? on x61t?
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>>45575204
You a fucking commie?
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Hey /g/, i need some help. I have a X1 Carbon 1Gen 3448 with a US keyboard but i would like the nowagian one. How can i get one cheap? The machine is american but can i call in to Lenovo and request a new keyboard under warranty? I have not seen anny keyboard under 300$.
Plz /g/ halp!
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>>45575809
Isn't the keyboard and palm rest and the whole top just one piece?

Then yeah it'll be kind of expensive and a pain to replace if you're doing it yourself, it's probably not even customer serviceable without voiding the warranty.

Shouldn't have gotten an X1 Carbon.
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>>45575809
You likely can't get a new keyboard under warrenty. I'm not even sure how easy it is to replace the parts on the carbon (or if it's possible at all), but standard thinkpad procedure is checking the FRU of the part you're after on their website, then contacting lenovo or buying the part from a reseller.

No one here recommends the X1 though, since it's not really a thinkpad beyond its name.
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>>45575832
>>45575850
>mfw i have 2 X1 Thinkpads...
i cry...
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>>45575862
For what purpose?
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>>45575871
1 is not "mine" and is my father's 2gen he got from work.

I have the 1gen because i wanted a thinkpad version of macbook air. Something really light.
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>>45575949
I'm sure the weight difference is offset by the fact you're carrying the power brick with you everywhere.
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>>45573439
ThinkPad? I bet all its users StinkBad!
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>>45573439
>tfw my thinkpad has a better keyboard than my dedicated keyboard
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>>45575969
I have yet to see a thinkpad that can take 240V directly. Id have to do that annyway.
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>>45575991
Or you could have gotten a ThinkPad with non-shit battery life.
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Guys, how fucked am I?
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>>45576043
check your cable faggot
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I got a thinkpad x200 so far I like it.

One thing thats bothering me though, if I go for the 9 cell battery do I have to upgrade the non official charger to an official charger as well?
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>>45576043
possibly early stages of parkinson's, please see a doctor
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>>45576043
It's my X200t
Red flickering pixels everywhere

>>45576060
You mean the one that connects the screen to the motherboard?
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>>45576068
You don't need a new charger.
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>>45576043
You're an obvious anti-semitist, so pretty fucked.

Report to the thought police immediately.
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>>45576074
>>45576097
Thanks for the advice.
At least I know now that I don't have epilepsy.
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>T420
>2.5GHz i5, 8GB ram, 240GB Intel SSD
>4-5 hour battery
>fucking 1366x768 display instead of the listed 1600x900
Ebay seller just replied he's gonna talk to his manager, hopefully we can work something out... Fucking chinks
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>>45576438

how do you know he's a chink?
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>>45576438
Meh. It happens. I bought a X200 knowing that it's a multitouch like in seller's description, turns out it's not. Seller paid for the return and gave me a full refund.
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Is X240 any good? I really like the new lineup.
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>>45576541

does the x200 tablet even come with a multitouch? I just got a x200 tablet and i'm not even awake that i might come with a multitouch or not.
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The latest hi-res models with Haswells are pretty sweet. I would never go back to anything older. The trackpad has also surpassed the red dot mouse in terms of usability.
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>>45576529
His english. I'm just assuming
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>>45576550
Might as well wait for the Broadwell lineup at this point.
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>>45576755

that's just dumb... most Americans can't compose a grammatically correct sentence these days :)
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I've got a question, does the x200t/x201t includes fingerprint reader?
Pic related, is that it? It's not in the description.
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>>45576529
>>45576755
>>45576906
Or, you know, checking where the package was shipped from might be more reliable...
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>>45576949
Yeah, that's the fingerprint reader
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>>45576949
Fingerprint readers were optional.
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>>45576967
>>45576973
Also, should I shell out extra 100$ for x201t instead of x200t? Is it worth it?
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>>45577001
What does that get you, a first gen i5 over a core 2 duo? That could possibly be worth it, but I'm no expert
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>>45577001
you get a bit longer battery life, cpu is marginally faster on x201, thats about it.
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>>45576949

yes it does. i just got an x200t yesterday and it sure does.
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>>45577151
>>45577038
Okay, thank you.
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>>45577001

no i wouldn't. that's why i got an x200t.
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>>45577172
on the other hand, i-core cpus get a bit hotter.
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Guys, do you have an idea of which PC keyboard has the closest feel to a thinkpad one ?
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>>45577172
Oh, in case if you're going to try installing Hackintosh, x201 has supported graphics but x200 doesnt.
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>>45577203
http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/migr-73183
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how to make my x200 run linux as cool as possible? i've installed debian crunchbang, i use qupzilla for web browsing and i've undervolted as much as i could, what else is there to do? i just want to keep the fan going under 3000rpm where its basically inaudible. I remember it was a bit cooler a year ago, now my cpu is at 42-43 C at 10% load, i think it used to be as low as 38 C.
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>>45577226
Why does it have such a huge palm rest?
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>>45577285
That's plenty cool enough, don't be retarded.
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>>45577285
my temps with firefox under w7 65C, under linux 45-51C while on firefox, thinkpad x61T. your temps are really really good for a laptop.
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>mfw I brought my 701C to work and this thread has a photo of one.

>>45574713
Damn that's a sweet deal.

>>45577292
It just does.
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>>45577292
>>45577314
I know its good, but I think it could do better. Like I said I'd like to get the temps down more to keep the laptop quieter.
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>>45577363
Keeping them down to reduce noise is the wrong way to go about it. If your fan is making excess noise maybe you need a new one, any temps sum 45c on a laptop is completely normal.
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>>45577363
I dont even get them temps on my x201 , and for some reason my temps are always higher on windows. temps on linux 42-50C
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>>45577226
This got me thinking, would /g/ buy something like this with full laptop specifications, and appropriate connections to connect your peripherals such as monitors?
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>>45577421
you're talking about basically a thinkpad with a severed monitor? i'm pretty sure you can find used thinkpads with broken displays for cheap on the web.
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>>45577401
Of course the temps are higher on X201, due to smaller microarchitecture process. less heat dissipation.
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>>45577379
I'm not sure if I was clear enough. I'm not asking if my temps are normal, I'm asking for tips on decreasing CPU load further.
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>>45577473
how come my temps on x61T are at 65C.
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>>45577495
More cramped build.
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So seeing as I'm looking to upgrade the panel in my T420 anyways, is it possible to get an IPS display? I believe I heard of a such option for the T430, is it compatible with the T420? And how expensive is it
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>>45577518
>>45577495
same with my x201, around 55C, well w7 sucks.
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>>45577209
What about X220 or T420? Anyone know?
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>>45577537
find out what graphics solutions they use --> google the name + hackintosh and see what results give you
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>>45573721
Is it still under warranty with lenovo?
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just booted an old discarded 390 P2 233mhz and everything works except battery and rtc. atm it runs win2k but I want play some doom and simcity on it would 98 be better for that?
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>>45577226
one that's readily available ?
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>>45577492
Not running programs usually reduces CPU load.

Personally I have my fan set to not even turn on until it reaches 55C. That plus an SSD = dead quiet machine most of the time.

>>45577495
Because your fan is turned down, or you need to clean out the vents, or you need to replace the thermal paste, or you have shit running in the background using up the CPU. Or you have bad power management that is constantly poling the CPU.

>>45577526
http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Replacing_T430_screen_with_a_better_one
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Thinking about getting an x201, any input?
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>>45577763
I'd rather spend a few extra bucks on an x220. Indeed I have an x220 and it's the bee's knees.
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>>45577763
Better than X220
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>>45577817
Too many sheckels, I just need it for school.
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Anyone have the series of Thinkpads powered by PPC and ran AIX?
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>>45577763
What do you require from a laptop? What are the most important things you look for when buying one?
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>>45577922
Portability, good keyboard, long battery life, and at least an i5 CPU
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>>45577931
Why the cpu requirement?
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>>45577984
Well I really trust Intel CPUs for one, and in my experience the i5 is one on of their best. Is there another CPU you would recommend?
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>>45578024
All thinkpads have Intel cpus and frankly AMD laptop cpus are not very great anyway. I was only wondering why you'd ask for an i5 cpu, last generation Core 2 Duo cpu's are pretty much on par with first gen i5 ones.

If you want mobility, you'll want an x-series laptop - that'll be one of the X2-series, or perhaps X3-series if you're interested.

X200 runs the coolest of all the X2-series laptops, and its got a decent c2d-cpu - however, due to larger cpu architecture, it uses more power and the battery lasts less than with newer models. X220 has great battery life for sure.

X201 and X200 appear to be pretty much identical on the outside - only difference is i5 in x201 vs core 2 duo in X200. They sport 16:10 screens, led-moels may come with 1440x900 resolution - however, the screen is pretty crappy. Colors appear washed out, the contrast is low and the screen brightness is low. The display can be changed - I have an x200 and changed the display myself, it was easy, however it drove the total costs up by 80 €.

X220 screen is much nicer in terms of brightness and colors, however, it comes at 16:9 aspect ratio with 1366x768 resolution, which is disliked by many, myself included. It's also got a pretty powerful i5 sandy bridge cpu, which packs noticeably more kick than x200 and x201. Rather irrelevant if you don't need that from a laptop, though.

Obviously, the newer the model you get, the more it will cost you.
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>>45576043
update:
It just randomly stopped.
Fuck me, I can't afford a new laptop.
Thanks Obama!
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>>45578177
I think I'm going to go with the x201 still even if the screen is a bit cheap. I'm not planning on doing much multimedia on it. Thanks for the help
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>>45578205
It is still likely the cable though, if it comes back then the cable probably just needs to be reseated.
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>>45578177
Those education-focused X1**e Thinkpads have AMD APUs, save for a few that have i3s.

But they're not really Thinkpads are they :^).
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>>45578253
I hope, I tried rotating the screen but it didn't help or made any difference in the red mist.
I changed the motherboard a few months ago so it's possible that a cable came loose.
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>>45578325
What model ThinkPad?

You probably just have to take off the keyboard to get access to the cable and reseat it...
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>>45578477
X200 tablet
If I remember currectly I can't get access to the cable is through the keyboard
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>>45578519
>You will never have one
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What's the easiest way to remap keys on Linux?

I have a T43 running Lubuntu 14.04 and I can't deal with not having a super key and a menu key and I'd like to bind them to the useless back and forward buttons that are grouped with the arrow keys.
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Oh hey I made the OP image. Does anyone want to collaborate on making some Thinkpad propaganda?
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Buy used Thinkpads they said. It's a good deal they said.
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>>45578551
That's a W700ds, pretty easy to find.
It's the W701ds you'll never have.
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>thinkpad turns up broken
>send it back to seller, he offers to refund return postage
>still hasn't returned postage

why even bother
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>>45579324
Someone sell you an x40 with a CF card in place of the HDD?
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>>45579351
Yeah. It was sold as "a 32GB SSD". I only noticed it when it stopped working a few months after the "warranty" provided by the informal seller from whom I bought it. I knew it was IDE, I bought it because I carry my notebook around a few bumpy roads a lot, my last HDD didn't last.
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>>45579496
Your fault for not checking.
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>>45579324

what are you trying to do anon?
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>>45579496

is the CF pretty fast at least? I know it capped at how fast an PATA would be at.
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>>45579691
I think the IDE capped it. I have no complaints though, it seemed faster than my 5000 something RPM SATA HDD. The real issue is durability.
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>>45579496
using CF cards in place of 1.8mm hdds in x4X thinkpads isn't uncommon because there's a performance boost to be gained. Generally, with a good CF card you'll still get years of life out of it. A bit sneaky of the seller, but not much can be done now.

http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/CompactFlash_boot_drive
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>>45579784
I meant ", not mm, my bad
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My T420 is having some weird problems booting, I'm pretty sure it started after it was scanned in an airport xray machine. Most of the time it doesn't boot at all and only the green power button flashes, but after I've stopped trying to turn it on for a day or so it manages to almost boot into Windows but the screen goes black on the login screen. Any ideas what the problem could be?
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which thinkpad x___t have touch screens?
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>>45579984
X60t
X61t
X200t
X201t
X220t
X230t

They're not guaranteed to have Finger Touch functionality, but all of them should have Pen input functionality.
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>>45580096
how do they compare to the fujitsu t4310? (11inch touch screen + pen) touch screen is pretty inacurate at the edges and the screen is absolute shit
I also have a t410 to compare
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>>45580169
Edge accuracy has always been a problem on Wacom Penabled Tablets. It's very manageable on the X60t-X201t, but pretty damn shitty on the X220t and X230t.
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>>45573620
They're cheap and easy to modify/fix. Plus the tablet editions have wacom digitizers, which are very good considering the price.
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>>45579347
There's one w700ds on ebay for 1500, which is too much for a c2d quadro 3700M
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>>45577226
I assume the laptops use quite similar holes for the screws... could this be used to make one of those laptops without a trackpad?
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>>45580260
you don't buy it for the performance
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>>45580345
You might be able to swap the keyboard section, but the whole palm rest assembly, no.

I don't see why you would want to take away features anyways.
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x201 for usd 125, 540 m 2.53
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>>45580483
good deal, or no?
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>>45580483
>>45580518
if it's in good condition, then yeah it's a good deal
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I'm thinking about a used x230 i7 3520M 2.9ghx, 16gb ram for 500$
I have plenty of spare ssd to change the hdd
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>>45580345
No, the way the case pieces fit together tends to differ slightly between models. Your best bet is to find a Thinkpad that already has such a palmrest, or one that shares a chassis with such a model, like the X200-X201 Thinkpads.
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>>45580536
Not a bad price for that model if you don't mind the changes to the keyboard/trackpad
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>>45580579
I've been using t61 for 2 years...I only use it when i go to school to browse/code..I'm pretty minimalist so if I dont need I usually dont buy but there is a scratch in my t61 screen and it bothers me lol...ya keyboard seems not too bad idk about touchpad
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>>45580579
also i never had 1366x768 display...is it bad? it just a 12.5" screen so idk
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>>45580689
Phones allow comfortable browsing with 1280x720.
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>>45580689
I don't have any problems with it, but I don't multitask like that and I full screen everything.

At home I have it plugged into an external monitor.
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>>45580689
1366x768 is fine for anything up to around ~14", at least in my opinion
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>>45580689
posting from an X220 with that resolution right now. It's not really bad, though I wish it were better. I plug into an external monitor if I really really need lots of screen space.

>>45580732
Yeah but it's a shit-tier aspect ratio
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>>45580741
no it's not
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>>45580689
Are you going to use it with Windows, or something else? "Something else" has better scaling, you can use xrandr sorcery, whatever.
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>>45580757
I use elementary os on laptop
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>>45580755
I suppose we shall just have to agree to disagree anon-kun
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>>45580770
What is your current resolution?
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>>45580770
And screen size?
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>>45579932
Please /g/, how can I shitpost without my Thinkpad?
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>>45580818
Just keep up with your good work.
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>>45580784
>>45580814
not sure about pixels but its a 4:3 ratio...it's a t61
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>>45573439

Why is this one going for so much?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/14-1-IBM-ThinkPad-T61-Core-2-Duo-DVD-Laptop-4GB-RAM-WiFi-120GB-Computer-/181606996679?
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>>45580895
I also use 1920x1080 with my desktop
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>>45580918
2 people got emotionally invested and bid it up past where they should have
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>>45580895
Type xrandr on a terminal, post output.
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>>45580918
>http://www.ebay.com/itm/14-1-IBM-ThinkPad-T61-Core-2-Duo-DVD-Laptop-4GB-RAM-WiFi-120GB-Computer-/181606996679

Christ, that's almost what I paid for my x220t
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>>45580757
i think i would miss the 4:3 ratio
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>>45580931

I thought it might be a "rare" model that was only available as build-to-order like the x201s or something.

Looking at the bid history both of them seem to have more money than sense, they could have bought 2 of them for the value of their latest bid.
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>>45580994
16:9 is practically two 4:3 screens next to each other
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>>45573721
You want help but are too fucking stupid to post your MODEL and tag number off the bottom, which tells me you went here first instead of using a search engine which tells me you need to change how you do shit.

Go to Lenovo and download the service manual. They are wonderful. You can also find teardown videos on Youtube.

Remove your hard drive, plug it into a USB adapter, and rescue your work.

Where is the backup of your novel? Better put it in the cloud somewhere.

Question. How DARE you just use computers for play and not make the first thing you do learning how they WORK? You had time to uselessly "rice" your desktop but were too lazy to learn how shit works.

You may now give me an e-rimjob for the spoon feeding.

I could have told you WHICH USB adapter to use but you were too precious to mention the model number so I could figure that out. Most drives come out after removing one cover screw. Google "Thinkpad (model number) hard drive replacement".

Everything about computers is on the internet. Don't guess, find the fuck out efficiently.
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>>45581097
I like this anon
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>>45580918
Someone is insane, and many buyers don't know how to work on notebooks. That particular aspect ratio is desired by autists because it's close to that of a sheet of paper.

It will need a CPU upgrade and Middleton BIOS at least.
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>>45580918
An integrated graphics model, but even then, I wouldn't pay that damn much.
must be some european, xD
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>>45579745
>The real issue is durability

Is that really so much of an issue? I know tons of people have CF cards as HDD in their Amiga for years without problems.
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>>45581097
You want to reply to posts but are too fucking stupid to check the TIME and responses to the post, which tells me you went straight into cruise control without expending a modicum of effort to glance further down the page.

Anon already mentioned that the data isn't important (already in the cloud!) and that anon has perused the service manual.
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>>45581230
Probably because they will flop around in the drive bay because they're smaller. Nothing a little foam padding can't fix.
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>>45581230
How many read/writes does an Amiga go through compared to a daily-use general purpose computer though?
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>>45581230
Amigas didn't make extensive use of paging files/partitions like PC OSes.
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>>45581097
Bad day at work huh?
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what's stopping ibm making a new series of laptops?
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>>45581406
Their desire for profits. Competing in the already crowded laptop space where hardware is a commodity and margins are razor thin is not in their best interests.
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>>45581406
they are too busy patent trolling to care about the petty hardware business
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>tfw glorious IBM will never re-enter the laptop business with a cut-throat, disruptive, professional Thinkpad-esque laptop with incredible power and can also take a beating
>tfw we're stuck with Chinamen from Lelovo slowly bastardizing the once great Thinkpad line into black macbooks with a red clit
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>>45581406
Profit margins are razor thin, too much of a risk, and you can't compete with low quality products.
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>>45577363
It also depends on the ambient temperature. Turn down the thermostat and your temperature will drop even further. 42-43 is fantastic. My X220 struggles to go under 47 and that's after extensive power tweaking.
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>>45581553
>he thinks they will keep the clit
Maybe they will produce a last classic styled one next Tuesday, when a flock of pigs will fly over the frozen wasteland of Hell.
Stockpile shell parts from your favorite model, then fit modern laptops inside it in the future.
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>>45581636
I'm hoping that in the future it will be feasible to make small runs of enthusiast laptops that can have a bunch of Thinkpad features
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>>45582048

Hopefully with 3D printing we can at least made look-alike outer enclosures for modern motherboards.
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Hello /g/entoomen. My X220 is idling at 70C. When doing nothing the cpu usage is at 20%. Wat do?
>inb4 install gentoo
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>>45582182
>when doing nothing the CPU usage is 20%

Click the "Show processes from all users" button to see what's using the CPU.

Also don't use Speccy for temps.
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>>45582215
thanks man. lsass.exe uses ~20% cpu
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>>45577931
the battery life on an x201 is about 2 hr
maybe my battery was fucked
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>>45574713
Nice touchpad.
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>>45578869

RUME?
>I have that mouse
>I have dem headphones (Grados ARE better BTW, I've had both)
>I have that keyboard

My Thinkpad is newer (X201) and my watch is superior
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>>45582097
That's what I was thinking, though we'd still need a source for keyboards and such. Presumably there will be some decent low power consumption ARM boards that would work nicely in the coming years. Be nice with an e-ink screen or something like that for extreme endurance.
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>>45580526
just some light scratches, which is to be expected with a used thinkpad. seller sells a ton of used laptops so im good there. no ac adapter but i canget on off amazon for 10 bucks

now i just need to figure out where to start modding, 1440 screen, ssd, or maybe 8gb ram
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>>45582476
Looks like someone's an egotistical douchebag with a superiority complex.
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Got an X220 tablet a couple days ago off ebay, in love with it so far. My battery drains super quickly though, like from 70% to 10% in a few minutes. I assume it's just an old and shitty battery. Where's the best place to buy a replacement? They have knockoff ones on ebay for $20 that are kinda tempting. The Lenovo batteries are ~$100.
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>>45582799

I didn't mean to come across as that way ; . ;

I just thought this board's culture was based around insulting each other's tech choices? What else could I say if we have otherwise the same gear?
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Did I do good, /g/?
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>>45582833
Check the condition of the battery first.

In Lenovo's Power Manager, go to Advanced, and then go to the Battery tab. It should say "Design capacity" (how much it's supposed to be) and "Full charge capacity" (how much it can do now).

You can find genuine batteries on Amazon for $75 if you don't mind paying the premium.
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>>45583006
If it is under 1920x1080 and that is not a 250GB SSD, then you did bad.
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>>45583036
Whatever. resolution doesn't bother me that much and I'm sure the speed is fine. From what I saw that brand of thinkpad didn't come in higher res.
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>>45582953
Definitely not if they're fellow ThinkPad brethren.
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>>45583067
I hope it's at least 1600x900 and not 1366x768, right...? Yes, T510's came in 1920x1080.
http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Category:T510

And no, the speed of HDD's has nothing against an SSD.

I hope it at least has the Nvidia graphics...

You really overpaid. That's T420 money.
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>>45583006

you did fine, no idea what >>45583036 is talking about, a 250gb SSD would cost over $100 by its-self

http://ktgee.net/post/49423737148/thinkpad-guide

guide lists t510 as ~$210
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>>45583109
w..well at least it supports linux well, right?
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>>45583006

Is that an SSD?

You got the top of the line processor, but at a mediocre price. You could have paid about $50 less for one without an OS. I guess it really comes down to physical condition to determine whether it was "everyday street price" or "should have shopped around more"

Sorry bro
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>>45583127
Yeah, that's what I based my purchase off of
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>>45583142
The guide price is the maximum you should be paying.
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>>45582833
A knockoff battery is more likely to end up setting your house on fire
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>>45583099

I see, I shall Sudoku now.
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>>45583177
reincarnate as a 701 butterfly
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>tfw rendering

got a better light setup.
Here's a 10 second demo of it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jteLs1gaEvE

Seeing how its taking 40 minutes to render, I presume its going to take a bit over an hour to upload.

Still getting used to audio, I think I need a headset mic and not a Blue Snowball.
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>>45583534

what model are you holding up there xsauce?
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>>45583534
:3
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>>45583023
There are genuine Lenovo used batteries on eBay, too. Some with only a handful of charge cycles and 85-90% capacity, at the price of a chinkshit battery that will shit the bed in 6 months.
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>>45583595
Looks like an X300
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Are any budget R-series able to match up to T-series buiild quality or close, or are they all junk?
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>>45584182
Early R series models were made by Acer, so stay away from R30 to R4x
also
>R30 is identical to the A2x and T2x
>R4x is idendical to the A3x and T30, careful, few of those sport 13" XGA screens...

Although R series are always talked down upon, the R50p sported a QXGA screen that the T41p lacked.
They are a bit heavier and made out of plastic, but the thick plastic had made them as durable as its thinner titanium brother.
Careful, I don't know which R5x had IPS screens, but if its 15" and UXGA, its probably IPS

R60 doesn't have an IPS screen so don't get a 15" SXGA+ and expect that, because I did and it sucks.
I have to say, I did really like using an 14" R61 at home, but I rather take a T400 if I was out and about.

I've yet to experience a R400 or R500.

Generally R-Series are the slightly thicker, almost a pound heavier, hardened plastic brother of the T-Series.
But parts can be exchanged with them like the RAM, CPU, mobo, screens, the frame, bottom base and palmrest aren't compatible last time I checked. Depends what model you get, but the fans, keyboards, LCD ribbon cables, ultrabays can be swapped.

I'd recommend an R61 if its cheap, R5x if you want a slow pentium model. But given the latter costs about the same as its younger brother, I wouldn't recommend it if you were stretching your dollar as best as you can.

But if you are going to be taking it everywhere, the T400 w/ integrated graphics may be a better model to get, DDR3 ram is still cheaper and its somewhat light.
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Hi /tpg/, I own a t420, bought used off Ebay 190. Here's my problem: the bluetooth doesn't work, it doesn't show up in device manager, the fn f5 doesn't start it, I don't know what to do. There's a small bluetooth icon next to the wifi icon which glows green.
Any ideas?
Any questions?
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>>45584526
Did you install the driver?
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>>45584540
I personally did not, when I attempted I got "no bluetooth device was detected"
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>>45584601
Check if it is disabled in the BIOS.
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>>45580209
the wacom input on all models can be calibrated. Even Linux includes that out of the box.
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>>45584692
I'm positive it was on, I checked earlier
Under security and input/output
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14" T61 reporting.

It came with an Intel turbo memory chip. Was this made to speed up mechanical HDs and more or less useless if I upgrade to SSD?
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>>45584896
Yes and yes. Not even clear it was worth the trouble with mechanical HDs.
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>>45584921
Roger that, thanks. I'm going to see if it'll be any improvement in my whitelist-disabled T60 (if it works at all).
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>>45584526
Have you used the Lenovo Think vantage Updater?
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>>45585088
Nope, tell me about it.
Think it can solve my bluetooth problem?
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>>45585101
Yes. Just google it and install it. It's Lenovos own updater. Like windows update but for the features of the thinkpad.
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A few months ago I bought a surplus T410 corporate surplus laptop off eBay for $185. I recently slapped a 250GB Samsung Evo SSD in it.

Did I do ok?
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>>45585115
Running it now.
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>>45585162
Let me know if it fixes it
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>>45585156
You did alright. $185 might have been a little high though. SSDs are always good.
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>>45585213
My T61p runs a Crucial MX100 256GB and boots/shuts down in a flash
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>>45585174
It fixed it, alright man, thanks. Also got me WiDi and a cool new power manager.
You rock.
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I just wanted to say thank you to /g/ and all you thinkpad enthusiasts for showing me the light. I just got my first this week and it has been the best laptop I've ever had. Just though I should let you know, you were helpful for once.
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>>45585490
Glad you liked it.
I've heard the X1 is a fine machine.
Lacks workstation performance, but there's a damn good reason why those things are still staying high in price.

Still want one, someday I'll get it.
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>>45585490
>x1
Not real thinkpad

Not sayin it's utter shit but it doesn't have many fans on this thread

inb4 chinkpad internet defence force
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>>45585490
Why does mine look so diffrent from yours? I also have the 1 gen.
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>>45585794
Yours is an X1 Carbon. His is a regular X1.
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>>45585803
wtf is the difference?
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>>45585821
Look it up. The X1 is an older, thicker, full-voltage Sandy Bridge machine.
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>>45585821
13 inch vs 14 inch.
Uhh carbon fiber?

The shoot I did ended up longer than I thought.
Rather than to have one long 30 minite video, I split it into parts.

Here's the first one.
youtu.be/wvUzZFnpOqo?a


Also I didn't drink, but I had a long day.
>X61T, W700ds, T43p, X300

A31p, T61, 770X, 600X, 235, will be up tomorrow morning.
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>>45585794
Yeah, sandy bridge i7. Not the fastest processor, but with 8GB ram and an SSD (all included by the seller) it just runs so smooth even with VMs loaded. Got it all for $450 on ebay. Very happy with it.
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T510, kind of a bare bones model though. Got it with the dock for 200

- No fingerprint reader
- No webcam
- No DVD/DVD-RW burner

I did however upgrade it
- 256 GB SSD
- 8 GB RAM (maxed out)
- Brand spanking new 9 cell battery

Everything I upgraded it with could be carried over to a newer thinkpad if needed.

Yes my cell phone camera is a potato.
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>>45585954
I'd only get one if I could replace that disgusting keyboard layout
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What exactly is the difference between a Thinkpad and a laptop? Unless you're a literal retard who frequently drops expensive shit, wouldn't it make sense just to get a cheap netbook or something?
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>>45586001
Thinkpads are simply cheap, durable business laptops. Not sure what you're on about

Also, X series are cheap netbooks in the first place, unless you're talking chrumbooks then that's a different tier.
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>>45586001
Having worked at geek squad I can safely say that well over 100% of people who buy computers are retards who frequently drops expensive shit.
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>>45586001
The T series is supposed to be a reliable easily serviceable line of business grade laptops.

Time will tell if I find this to be true, so far i've enjoyed my thinkpad.
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>>45585920
cool vid
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>>45578869
did you try to eat your mouse?
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