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I am trying to understand my battery predicament here /g/
I bought my used X200 some time ago and had a Lenovo standard 6cell. After about two months it shit itself with the yellow blinking light on the ultrabase. I decided to purchase a used official 9cell and a new Anker 6 cell. The Anker has been working fine for close to a year now but the official 9cell gave out after only three months.
I charge both batteries daily on the Ultrabase of my X200 and can not understand for the hell of me why lenovo batteries can not last me more than a few months.
Last night I popped the X200 on its ultrabase and the battery was charging fine. I wake up this morning to a flashing yellow light. Might it be the ultrabase that is at fault?
I understand that there is some IC that locks up if a battery gets undervolted/overvolted but I can not see why it keeps happening in my situation as I am a careful user.
Any tips to repair my broken cells or things that I might be doing wrong? I would appreciate some advice.
>in ECE lecture this morning
>some kid I noticed had an X201t
>I have an X220t, but didn't bring it
>I start a conversation with him, mention how I have the X220t and I really love it
>he immediately goes all sperg right off the bat about how great it is, and how cheap they are, and how he can upgrade it, etc.
Come on. There have to be some people that are adept at hiding their powerlevel and are normal like me. Anyway, just posting this in case he's here.
>No physical buttons
Holy shit you cunt cancel that fucking order ASAP or you're going to regret it.
lel, always intresting to meet another one.
On a side note, i might have convinced a normie friend to buy an X220 instead of macbook air. Did i do good?
>Stock battery 4 hrs at best
>Slice would be about £60
>OEM batteries >£50 at least
>dogshit TN panel
>IPS costs £60
>Slow loud HDD
>Replacement SSD was £60
I still use the 3 cell and am tethered around plugs like a pleb and the TN panel but you sneaky fuckers.. 3 parts for it to make it decent cost more than the laptop itself!
>being a eurofuck
>not doing your homework
>getting a TN panel in the first place
>not checking battery health with the seller
>being too poor to buy an SSD
>blame lelnovo and/or /g/
I have no idea but they can. There were root-level hacks that allowed tethering but they got shut down.
Battery health was and still is around 90%. Still dogshit. I do have an SSD and there's not a plethora of these things kicking around eBay to choose from that aren't £400
>Buy a T420 off ebay for 170quid
>seller says it was well cherished
>seller says the battery was from his other laptop and not in a good shape
>he says it's a little slow and has a small HDD
>got up to 200~210quid because of shipping and kikeland customs
>mfw when it has 2x4GB ram
>mfw when it's the nvidia model
>mfw when it's a 128GB Intel SSD (SATA III bitches)
Battery is alright, 4 hours for casual usage for one that has 60% of it's original capacity is fine. HD screen is utter shit though.
sup /tpg/. My laptop's motherboard died today and I'm planning on upgrading to a Thinkpad (before I was using a shitty Samsung laptop). Here's what I need:
Something under $800 (or 900 at most, if there was a Thinkpad that's wildly better for a bit more I would consider it)
Great mobile CPU. The only thing I really need the laptop for is Android development and running Android Emulator, so CPU is the big problem.
Doesn't need to have a SSD as I have one that can be installed in the laptop already; it would be a plus though. Weight doesn't matter much either as it's mostly a workstation for me, but 5+ pounds is pushing it. Screen size does not matter but it's a plus.
What would you all recommend? Thank you based /tpg/.
Problematic. You seem to have the carrying capabilities of a frail old man but oh well.
You could get a T430 with a quadcore chipset,and all the specs you stated for less then 800$. Weighs about 2,3KG so within limits.
I'd honestly recommend you to get a W520 or T530 with a quadcore chipset since they got a much more efficient cooling and have better screen panels.
Well weight isn't super important; it's just nice to have something lighter because I will be carrying it every day in a backpack while travelling. I'll look into the W520 and T530, thanks. Any other models I should be considering?
Probably going to install eos on this x220 I just bought just to fuck with. Anything I should know before installing? I remember something about the WiFi needing proprietary drivers or some shit.
I don't think Lenovo has been manufacturing new batteries for the X200 for a couple years now so everything you can buy will be old stock. And lithium batteries have a shelf life of only a few years.
You could try replacing all the cells in the battery with new 18650s but that might confuse the power management chips in the battery (some of them need to be continuously hooked up to power while you do the swap).
You could actually afford a new T450 using the Barnes and Noble Gold affiliate site.
>in a mall going to meet some friends in a cafe before heading out
>see a black guy with a beat-up X220, looks like he was looking at a spreadsheet
>was running late, decided to just get to where I was going but we caught eyes and i gave him a respectful nod and smile to let him know what's up
First time seeing another brotha with a chinkpad.
There is absolutely no context for him to understand that you were acknowledging his thinkpad. Probably thought that you were some guy intimidated by a black man and just smiled at him
I fucked up, /g/.
Was too dumb to realize that I accidentally ordered a T420S instead of a T420. Thankfully, it doesn't have a webcam (the listing stated it did), so I've contacted the seller for a refund.
I'm confidend it'll work out, but I'm really bummed that the rocketship build is delayed.
Oh well, classes are over at least. Time to start ricing my X220.
Does anyone here use a generic/unbranded thinkpad charger?
Should I just go with:
or buy unbranded and save money?
>be a black guy at a cafe
>trying to get this spreadsheet done for the client meeting in an hour on my shitty corporate issued laptop
>this overweight pasty white guy with a neckbeard makes eye contact
>there's an awkward stare and pause
>he timidly nods and smiles at me and waddles away
>what the fuck
I got a x60s for free but there are two cracks (one left of the esc key and one on the opposite side) which make the display wobble back and forth.
To fix it I was planning on using some glue-welder. Any recommendations?
I know this is Thinkpad general and not Lenovo general, but what do you all think about the Y50? It's in my price range and the discreet graphics would be great for running Genymotion Android emulator for development. It's cheaper than the T450 where I live.
Which one of these is the better deal or is the answer none of them?
It's quite hard finding cheap thinkpads in canadaland but I do need it to be X series sized. Also is the touchscreen worth it or just a gimmick?
I'd recommend the x220t
First gen mobile core i7's are trash
the i5 on the x220t is about 50% faster than the X201t's and you won't have your computer fan running loudly during normal tasks
also it has Sata III i believe, so if you update to an SSD you'll get better performance
I need a new computer that is mobile. My current laptop is a 17 inch 16 gigabyte of RAM tank, not very useful for portability. Does /g/ think this ThinkPad is a good value? of course I plan on putting a Linux flavor on it.
Why do my used Lenovo batteries keep failing after a few months of use?
Has anyone had problems with their batteries not lasting? Is it simply because of age?
Both a used 6 cell and a used 9cell have died on my X200 after only ~3months.
Is this just the shit luck on the account of buying used batteries?
I bought a new 6cell Anker and it has lasted e the longest time.... I regret not getting two of them when they were cheap
Holy shit /g/ I'm livid. I just got my t420 a week or two ago and somebody managed to crack the screen while I was at work. Please tell me that it's a cheap fix, pic related.
it's kind of weird, my first X220t battery died about 2 years in, during it's final months however I had it a few nights up rendering stuff at full cpu power, and then it died
I began reading about batteries and to make them last longer:
-Avoid high temperatures, this might have damaged mine, it was plugged it while I did the heavy render stuff, but it might have been affected by the heat
-Don't let the battery drain completely, letting the battery drain too much damages it faster, you should recharge it when it goes 40-30%, the lower it gets the more damage it does
-Don't charge it all the way, some programs allow you to not charge the battery entirely, but only 90%~, This improves the battery lifespan I believe
now with a second battery, I've followed those steps and so far I've hadn't had any issues yet, almost 2 years with it as well
we bought a Y50 for our office, Changing the display is actually easier than finding the display itself
takes 5~ min with no special tools other than a screwdriver
you can search on the internet for panels that fit it, they are usually sold through ebay, a good IPS one from LG costs around $90-110 which is the one we got, and boy with that panel it becomes a great laptop
>-Don't let the battery drain completely, letting the battery drain too much damages it faster, you should recharge it when it goes 40-30%, the lower it gets the more damage it does
Easier said than done. I burned through 15 cells daily at work and tried not to use it after each battery hit 10% or lower. By the time I get home I just plop both batteries onto my ultrabase and leave them charging until the next morning. Maybe, I just wan't treating them carefully.
Anker, from my experience, is probably the best aftermarket battery seller. I have had a 15000 mAh powerbank that's been working flawlessly and the 6 cell for my X200 is still going strong as well.
Long story short: don't buy OEM for your chinkpad when they havent been manufacturing them in years. You're only going to get screwed.
the 1366x768 panel is around $50-60
the 1600x900 higher resolution ones go for about the same but if you currently have a 1366*768 you need an extra $10~ cable
worn cell with lots of cycles when you got it
shitty sanyo cells
letting it discharge to 0% and keeping it that way
That's the three that i can come up with, my 9cell for my x200 is still at 90% if it's original capacity after 2 years of usage.
I am looking to buy a tiny kawaii-pad, but am not sure which one would be better.
I am looking at either the x200 or the x60. I am only thinking of screen size, in which the x60 wins by having a taller screen. Still, I see I can get the x200 with far better specs for the same price.
X220 screen sizes are perfect for me. I don't game and you probably can't play most on them anyways. Suggestions let me know.
X220T i5 8gb RAM 250gb ADATA SSD
X201T i5 4gb RAM 250gb HDD Ubuntu 14.04
>The only thing I really need the laptop for is Android development and running Android Emulator, so CPU is the big problem.
Save yourself, don't emulate.
Physical devices are dirt cheap and allow you to test hardware capabilities that the emulator can't - you will hate yourself if you ever need to test camera-related functionality.
Android Studio can currently preview layouts for any API level at any screen format nearly instantly, without creating any virtual devices.
The ARM emulator will never be fast/usable regardless of your system specs, the x86 Atom emulator with HAXM is blazing fast and usable but buggy and doesn't catch architecture-related use cases (e.g., native code will act differently).
If you need black-box experience testing, Google Chrome can now run Android apps natively (see Google ARC) and they will run faster than most production devices.
Well, /tpg/, I report back after attempting
In my t540p.
Failure. After replacing the touchpad, it simply didn't respond.
Neither windows nor linux recognized it.
Also my clit mouse didn't even move when it was plugged in.
So I went back to the old shit one button.
I guess I'll just let stockholm syndrome take hold.
Also, FUCK the new line for disassembly.
Removing the keyboard is done in a stupid way, the whole thing is just a pain to pull apart.
Also, the screws are shit, one of them stripped immediately, I had to drill it out.
Oh, and on another note, the new dock is also trash, the disconnect issue makes it unusable.
>tfw bought a worn X201t for >$300
>tfw it's normal price in my country
>tfw seller wasn't letting go a penny off
>tfw i don't think i did good
>tfw it's going to be my only computer
2670QM shipped today
Potential t420 rocketship build this weekend
check this thread https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/S-Series-ThinkPads-ThinkPad-Yoga/Switch-ThinkPad-Yoga-Clickpad-with-new-TrackPad/m-p/1926801#M34208
My buddy somehow managed to find something for his T440 there, maybe you'll also have some luck.