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Leaked Lenovo Tablet

Lenovo Tegra 3 leak

This 10.1-inch Lenovo tablet looks pretty awesome, but where are the face shots? Whoever leaked this couldn’t get pictures of the front of the device. Hmmm . . .

Anyways, from what we can see of this tablet, it looks pretty awesome! Rumored to be running Android’s new Ice Cream Sandwhich OS, this purports to be a device to be reckoned with.

It is said to have include NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 T33 processor, along with 2gb . . . you heard that right . . . 2gb of 1,600MHz of DDR3 RAM. Lenovo also decided to throw in there a full-sized USB socket, which they also had included in their Thinkpad Tablet released not to long ago. And not to mention the fingerprint scanner.

Pretty awesome! I can’t wait to hear more about this tablet.

Source: Engadget

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Changing a Wireless card in a Lenovo G560

This is a relatively easy task even for those not very technically inclined.

Tools: A small Phillips head screwdriver, a small flat head screwdriver, and a pair of small pliers. A small container is also preferred to hold loose screws.

First, begin by powering off the device, unplugging the power adapter, and removing the battery.

Now, there is a large panel on the bottom of the laptop, held into place by seven (7) Phillips head screws.

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Once you have removed those seven screws and placed them in a safe place, use the flat head screwdriver to pop up the panel, starting on the right side in the above picture. Be careful not to break any of the small clips holding it in place.

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Once you have removed the panel, set it aside somewhere safe. You should now see something similar to the below picture.

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In the above picture, the wireless card is in the top right of the large “hole” left by the panel. It has a small barcode on it, and black and white wires running vertically to it.

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With the small pliers, gently but firmly remove the two wires connected to the wireless card. Don’t worry, they just pop straight off.

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There is one small screw holding the wireless card down. Unscrew it and set the screw somewhere safe, you are going to need it.

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Gently pull the wireless card towards the center of the laptop until the connection comes loose.

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Then remove and set somewhere safe.

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Carefully unpack the new wireless card.

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From now on, we are basically doing the same steps in reverse.

Gently insert the new wireless card by sliding it into the connection. Look carefully before you start, there is only one way to insert it and you don’t want to break your new wireless card. Or the laptop for that matter.

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Now, screw in the small screw that you set aside.

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Now, using the pliers, carefully attach the wire connections. They go on straight down.

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Here, the new wireless card is completely attached.

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Now, replace the panel, making sure to press down all around the edges until you here it click in place and it is flush with the rest of the bottom.

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Now, screw in each of the seven screws.

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Then, reinsert your battery, plug in the laptop (if desired), and power on the laptop.

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There you have it!

Windows, or any other operating system, should automatically detect the new hardware and have it ready for use.

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Changing the Color of the OSD on a Lenovo Thinkpad Edge

I just recently stumbled upon a setting allowing you to change the color of the On Screen Display (OSD) on my Lenovo Thinkpad Edge. You can do this if you are bored with the original black and white that it comes pre-set as.

{Prerequisites: Lenovo Thinkpad, Windows 7, On Screen Display driver installed. (This may work with other models, so if you find that it can, let me know in the comments so I can update the post)}

So, here is what you do:

1) First, minimize everything you have open by clicking the button in the bottom right corner of your screen. (To the right of the Time)

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2) Right-Click on a blank part of the desktop.

3) In the menu that opens, click “Screen Resolution”

4) Click on the “Advanced Settings” link in the Windows that opens up.

5) In the window that opens, click the “On Screen Display” Tab.

6) Then you can click on one of the buttons to the right of “Foreground color” and “Background color”.

7) You can then choose your colors and click the “Apply” button. The Capslock and NumLock OSD flashes in your new colors.

8 ) Click the “OK” button on the Advanced Properties window.

9) Click the “OK” button on the Screen Resolution windows.

That’s it!

Enjoy your new colors!

(If you find that this process works with a different model computer than the one(s) listed, please leave a comment with the make and model of your computer.)

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