Lenovo Y700 How to Enable BIOS Downgrade

Posted on 5th Nov 2016 10:06:30 in Laptops

After installing the most recent BIOS CDCN53WW from Lenovo's site I started having issues with the screen and sleep, Sound familiar? The first BIOS's for  the Y700 had screen/sleep black screen issues. To see if it was being caused by the recent BIOS update I wanted to revert to the previous BIOS that was performing well. 

BIOS Downgrade Error

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Multi Hop SSH Tunnel Socks Proxy

Posted on 27th Sep 2016 14:03:29 in Network

To get around a geo block I needed to have my browser appear as coming from a different country, I just happened to have a dedicated server in the region I needed. However this server is fire walled to only accept SSH connections from server 1. To get around this I needed a multi hop ssh tunnel.

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Samsung NVMe 960 PRO and EVO SSD

Posted on 23rd Sep 2016 09:09:41 in SSD, NVMe

Samsung NVMe 960 PRO 2TB SSD

The 960 PRO and 960 EVO SSDs will be available worldwide starting October 2016, with manufacturer’s suggested retail prices starting at $329.99 and $129.99 USD respectively.

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High Performance NVMe SSD capped at PCIE 2.0 speeds Y700

Posted on 5th Sep 2016 11:24:42 in SSD, NVMe, Laptops

Performance of high speed NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD is capped at ~1600MB/s when installed in the Lenovo Y700 Laptop.

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FRITZ!Box 7490 and Fitbit Aria Scales

Posted on 29th Jun 2016 13:33:08 in Network

Updating the FRITZ!Box 7490 to firmware 0.6.52 caused the Fitbit Aria scales to lose their connection with the WIFI router.

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