Lenovo ThinkPad L530

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Thinkpad L530.jpg

General Specs

  • Model Number:
  • Processor:
  • Memory:4 GB
  • HDD:500 GB disk
  • Graphics:
  • Release Year:2012

Devices

Chipset:

Component Name HardwareID Status Driver
Processor Check.gif ACPI
HDD Advanced Host Controller Interface Check.gif OS2AHCI
Audio Checkbl.gif UNIAUD Partially Works, but not usable.
Video Check.gif Panorama 1600x900
Network Realtek Check.gif Arca Noae MMRE driver / R8169 driver
Wireless Network Intel Nope.gif GENMAC loads but does not turn on radio.
Wireless Bluetooth Nope.gif Not Supported
USB 2.0 - Check.gif
USB 3.0 - Nope.gif Not Supported
WebCam Check.gif USBECD
CardBus Nopebl.gif Not Tested
UEFI boot Nope.gif Not Supported. Works with Legacy mode ON.
SD/MMC slot Nopebl.gif Not Tested

General Comments

The Lenovo ThinkPad L530 has 4 GB memory and 500 GB disk. This one is an UEFI BIOS, and it works okay, for what I use it for. I needed eCS 2.2 b2, and DFSEE, to get it to install. I also require the QSINIT loader to get more than 512 meg usable. Sound sort of works, with UniaudUpdate1.09.06-2.02.01.zip, and some messing with UMIX. UniaudUpdate-1.09.06-1.09.26.zip won't even load. The "problem" is that it sounds like there is maximum reverb applied, so it echos on, and on. I haven't spent a lot of time with this, because I don't really care if sound works, or not. There is a USB 3.0 adapter, which doesn't work, of course, but the 2 USB 2.0 adapters work well. The wired NIC (Realtek) works with the Arca Noae MMRE driver, as well as with the older R8169 driver. Panorama works well (again, I chose the 1600x900 screen). WiFi (an Intel chip) works to the point that I can use GENMAC to load a driver, but I can find no way to turn on the radio. It does exactly what a wired NIC will do, when there is no cable attached. Again, I use the D-Link DIR-506L for WiFi access. This one also has a built in camera, which works with WebSee. AMouse works, and the Trackpoint, the Touchpad, and an external mouse all work. I would love to turn off the Touchpad in the BIOS, but there is no setting, so I have had to tape a piece of cardboard over the pad, to keep my hands off of it.