Thinkpad T460: Last night I was watching one of my favorite Youtube auto repair shows

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Oct. 3, 2022, 2:04 a.m.

Last night I was watching one of my favorite Youtube auto repair shows (South Main Auto) and he was using an older Thinkpad looked like a T420ish model for diagnosing the problem. I have a T460 dedicated to my auto repair hobby as well. It lives in the top rack of my tool chest on a docking station, always ready to pull up a wiring diagram or connect up for diagnosis.

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Oct. 3, 2022, 2:04 a.m.

That's a t420, the t410 has a different design for the trackpad buttons iirc

No this is a T410. You can tell by the holes for the display latches are on the inside of the release button.

Thats good to know!

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Oct. 3, 2022, 2:04 a.m.

ERIC O FROM SOUTH MAIN AUTO FOKES

That's a T420 or older

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Oct. 3, 2022, 2:04 a.m.

I sure hope that's not a soldering iron...

Not a soldering iron. Just a simple continuity checker. Lets you figure out if power (or ground) is reaching the places where it should be. You can also use various light bulbs to estimate if the proper amperage is getting through as well. With all the electronics in cars these days, it is very surprising how often a broken or corroded wire is the problem. In this case it was basically just a blown fuse although not one that you would normally think to check on.

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Oct. 3, 2022, 2:04 a.m.

Might be a T30

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Oct. 3, 2022, 2:04 a.m.

I use a t430 as a daily in auto repair. Great machine




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