Used ThinkPad Buyer's Guide:
ThinkWiki - Info on ThinkPads & running GNU+Linux on them:
ThinkPad service guides w/ tutorial videos: http://service.lenovo.partner-management.com/et.cfm?eid=1369
OH LOOK, another COMMUNIST PROPAGANDA thread! All these fucking threads are started and maintained by Lenovo shills and idiot supporters.
It's just an offshoot of 50 Cent party.
Enough of this shilling!
>mfw old /tpg/ shits on the X220
>m-muh chinkpad build quality
>m-muh no latch
>m-muh special snowflake HDD
>m-muh 6 row kebordz
>m-muh indicator lights
we /sandybridge/ now
The metal lenovo logo flaked off of my thinkpad t420..
I want to cover it, but I don't want it to look cheap. is there any kind of like metallic black sticker or something I could put over it?
I feel like black electronic tape will look like shit.
>he doesn't have the back of the screen covered in stickers already
Guys, a little help here?
My T60 just died on me. Just starts up the fans and the HDD, then the capslock and other leds turn off and then... nothing. The screen doesn't light up or anything.
It beeps when I turn it off with the power button, and it beeps 1-3-3-1 when I remove the RAM.
Why have I lost ~2 hours of battery life from replacing my T430 disc drive with a HDD?
I changed power settings to turn off the hard disk after 1 minute when on battery, because it's mostly for music files and some other shit that I know I won't need to access. Even though it's completely powered off my max battery life is something like 5h30 mins where it used to be well over 7hrs.
SSD in the main bay is a 120gb 840 EVO, ultrabay HDD is a 320gb WD Black, standard (6 cell?) battery.
Any ideas? anything else I should play around with?
the size of my music folder is bigger than the capacity of the SSD I use. It was annoying having to transfer what ever I wanted to listen to at any given time from an external drive because I had maybe 15gb free space. All the shit is in FLAC so that's not exactly a lot.
I live away at my university for weeks at a time and my desktop stays at home.
Guys I have a T420.
There's a (PCI Express slot?) right by the SD card slot.
What exactly is that and what kind of upgrades can I put in there. is that only for a shitty GPU? is there anything actually worth putting in there?
seems more inconvenient.
you quit being an autist and listening to the same shit on repeat for days. I can't do that, and I'm not a wizard so I can't predict what I'll want to listen to ahead of time. I'd rather just have it all there on demand. This is completely missing the point anyways.
>Except we don't like Lenovo products, especialy their Thinkpad line. We like IBM's thinkpad line.
Lenovo purchased ThinkPad in 2005. Are you telling me these threads are about 10 year old computers?
Quit shilling. All of the models promoted in these threads are new, Chinese Communist owned, models. You're nothing but a shill.
Would it be foolish to buy a thinkpad for music production? I'd also be using it for programming, and thinkpads look like they have the most comfortable keyboards/touchpads. I had a T43 back in the day, but I dont know much about the newer ones
Thinking of copping a T420p
because googling 'thinkpad t420 ports' is too difficult
took me literally 30 seconds
>Replace T420 mouse buttons
>new unit doesn't work properly
>check all connectors and test against broken unit
>old one works, new one still does not
>scissor switches and shitty plastic nubs make it impossible to re-seat these buttons if removed (I've tried it)
>go to ebay to say I was not satisfied and wouldn't trust this seller
>Sorry, you can't leave negative or neutral Feedback for this PowerSeller until 7 days after purchase.
don't be mean on the internet guys :(((((((((
Pretty sure I do since it says T420 on the screen bezel.
Seems to be a variation in the T420 over its lifespan
The ports are consistent with neither the "regular" T420 nor the T420s
And the L series uses different keyboard and hinges
It's been a solid machine.
Came with 4GB RAM, and a 320GB HDD that I've since upgraded.
Anyone ever install better wifi card antennas into their laptop?
Search danet on ebay, they sell yagi antenna and repeaters on other antenna related equipment. I havent really found anything on the built in antennas, only on the yagi antennas. Might just buy them anyways since they are only $13
The wireless antennae are at the top in the plastic bezel due to the chassis being Mg alloy, along with the 3G/4G antenna being the thing which sticks out. I imagine in tablet mode, it's because they're covered. But why they didn't just do the little plastic RF windows like in the previous gen is beyond me.
I've done lcd replacements on laptops before, to increase the display resolution, it's just a matter of finding a panel that fits, has the right connections and if the gpu/mobo supports it... so yeah long answer is I'll have to do some research.
what is the most difficult part of this process?
is it just a hardware mod or did the guy flash a custom BIOS?
I've always wondered because even the neckbeards from thinkpad forums can't figure out how to do this screen mod
Yeah after some research I found that guy. Apparently he had to solder a custom connection from the mainboard and make a custom cable. He also had to mod the bios. So it's not a simple drop in process. But it can be done.
Finding the panel, and modifying its pinouts, and adapting it to connect to the X220.
Until it's simple and easy to do, you can bet your ass damn near nobody's going to do it.
What is this bullshit? Do you honestly think /g/ gives a shit about the alternative? APPLE? No. /g/ was GLAD that Jobs died.
Most laptops suck dick and the only ones that beat out on off-lease ThinkPads are overpriced models that don't depreciate like a ThinkPad.