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What do you think of the Lenovo ThinkPad T410?

Q: What do you think of the Lenovo ThinkPad T410?

Hi everyone,
Need a new laptop for my computer science degree, considered quite a few. Was just wondering if anyone has an oppinion on the Lenovo ThinkPad T410 2516, I would upgrade it as follows:
i5-460m processor
windows 7 home premium 64
3/4GB RAM
320GB 7200rpm hard drive
9 cell battery
Anyone think i should upgrade it differently, I'd like to get it a little cheaper so where if anywhere should i make the cuts in upgrades?
Has anyone got this laptop? is it particularly heavy to carry around?

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A: What do you think of the Lenovo ThinkPad T410?

what the difference in 3 and 4GB memory - i would not expect you to use that amount of memory unless you are using some special heavy memory programs

what other choice of CPUs do you have

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trekzone said:





Hi,

Seems your WIFI adapter is being disabled. try enabling the device in your device manager or with the Fn+function key provided in your laptop.Click to expand...

That doesn't seem to be the problem, the adapter is enabled and the computer is not in airplane mode
 

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If there is a downloadable Windows based bios flashing utility from Lenovo for your model laptop you should be able to use it to flash the bios without much trouble, regardless of the Windows version installed. Don't worry about having no battery installed. Bios flashing should never be done on battery power alone. If the laptop can boot from the CD/DVD you could flash the bios using a CD/DVD image. You will also have an option to back up the current bios to a file. If the bios flashing fails, the laptop may be rendered useless, so no recovery can be attempted
 

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A:Problems restoring Lenovo 3000 N100 laptop XP Professional

I don't think XP is sold any longer, but if you can find an XP install disc, you can use it to delete the old partition(s) and freshly format the hard drive and install XP correctly
 

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You can get the inverter, new, on eBay for $9.95 on up to $20... DO NOT BUY A USED ONE, and DO NOT BUY ONE FOR A SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT MODEL. It is the screen that determines the model number... and that inverter/backlight is part of that particular model number.
Your inverter and your backlight are basically the same thing the failure of one affects the other... or they are in the same device depending on the laptop.
None of the IBM Lenovo units need soldering... but you have to remove about 20 screws, and remove the rubberized screw covers... so making it pretty again when you are done is the hard part... as you have to learn how to reapply the screw covers and the rubberized stickum.
USE VERY GOOD, VERY TOUGH TOOLS. DO NOT USE TOOLS that wear easily. Cheap toosl will mar the screws and ruin stuff.
First you buy the backlight.
Second, remove the keyboard.
Third, you remove the screw covers with a very thin device like a 1/2 or #1 flat screw driver, only with thinner metal... and some tweezers to lift off and store the screw covers which are mostly very thin, round flat rubber disks.
You need some soft of bowl or series of cups where you can put the different size screws. You need to keep a chart of which size screws come from where... Unless you have a good mind for those sorts of things and nobody does.
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Keep in mind that after a laptop has aged a year or two, the plastics become very brittle and easily shatter.
Take your time. Force nothing.
When you have all the screws out, the screen will come apart from the case.
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You can leave it ugly at first, then put your screw covers on last. You may have to order new ones if you screwed things up.
When you are done, you will wish you had taken more time and done a better job, but it is too late now.
It wills work fine, but if it belongs to your girlfriend or ex wife, you may want to hide out..
 

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Try to install the sound driver in safe mode.

after that,boot to normal windows and try the sound.
 

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See How to Reinstall Your USB Controllers and Motherboard Chipset Drivers
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First, welcome to TechSpot, good to have you here. I?m somewhat new myself, so I?m still figuring things out. Now, I know this may be elementary for you, but here?s a link to the Windows Vista networking help page: http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/help/88ea056e-664a-4c3d-b977-13f79cb4dedb1033.mspx.

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the PSU that plugs into the laptop, is it an original and does it supply the correct voltage and ampage, use the manufacturers website to determine this, i have seen many cheap PSU's cause battery problems on laptops.

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Well here's your Audio driver (for Xp): http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/license.do?filename=mobiles/1ya210ww.exe
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Hi Elliah,

I'm no computer expert but I will try my best.

What is your operating system? And is your Benq dvd-rewriter compatible with that operating system?

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BenQ DW1670 DVD ReWriter?

I tried to find drivers for your dvd rewriter but I think I need more information.

I'm thinking this may be a driver problem, but I'm not sure.

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3. Reboot your computer, plug in your dvd rewriter and see what happens.

I'll look up more information about this tomorrow, it's really late now sorry.
 

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as well I have 2 GB of pc-5300 memory, is there any performance benefits if i plug in 4 gb of pc-6400 of mem or just 4 gb of pc-5300. meaning is there any way i can play with the mobo to get it to use the extra headroom..

i'm thinking of getting the T9300 core 2 also, for longer batt life etc.
 

A:Upgrading Lenovo T61

You didn't mention your Lenovo Type number, but in general, Lenovo motherboards do not accept PC6400 modules unless they were designed to and ship that way. There are few flexibilities in the range that Lenovo boards will accept. It depends a lot on the quality and module designe of the pc6400 chips, and whether you are using VISTA, WXP, or WXP 64
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Go to the site http://stderr.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/thinkpad

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