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Lenovo E440 hybrid IDE - is it replaceable

I have an E400 notebook and I found that it has behind standard 3.5" IDE small card SDD-like. But I cannot find any replacement for it. I want to replace default 16G "SSD" which something bigger, but ...
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Lenovo B490 can not boot up to OS

I am new to this forum, please suggest me if there is need of modification of my first post. I posted it in stackoverflow but I got suggestions to move my problem here. When I open my laptop, it ...
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I would like to change how the FN key affects function keys on Lenovo IdeaPad z500

So, the situation is the following. When I press the F1 button (for example), it mutes the notebook and in order to access the function keys I have to press FN. However, I'm not happy with this so ...
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Lenovo flex 15 touch keyboard settings

Is there a way to have the touchscreen keyboard pop up automatically when the lenovo flex 15 is in stand mode and I press on a writable field (like a mobile phone would do)? it runs windows 8.1
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Ideapad Z580 screen flickering

I am using a Ideapad Z580 with Windows 8.1 64 bit. All was working fine. But I formatted the C drive and reinstalled my Windows 8.1 OS. Then I installed all my drivers. After a reboot the screen ...
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Download of Lenovo IdeaPad S400 Win 8 recovery image

I bought an Lenovo IdeaPad S400 last week. To make a long story short (installed Windows 7), I now need to reinstall Windows 8, and the recovery partition on the hard disk no longer exists. Normally ...
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Can't turn on Intel 5300 Wifi on Lenovo T530

I have an Intel 5300 Wireless Card in my new Lenovo ThinkPad T530. Sometimes, when I use the Wireless switch on the side of the computer, when I turn it back on the computer still says that the Wifi ...
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Lenovo T420 integrated camera is not working

Im using a Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with Windows 7 64-bit and my integrated webcam is not working. Skype settings always show an error (see below). I tried to install this driver but it didn't work. ...
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Does Lenovo T400 can only work with up to 4GB RAM?

Does Lenovo T400 only work with up to 4GB RAM? On the detailed specifications for the Lenovo T400, it says "512 MB, 1 GB, 2GB, or 4GB memory" and "Supports up to 4GB maximum memory". Is it for the ...
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How can I make my laptop mic only output the left audio track?

For some reason when my laptop (lenovo u510) records audio with both audio tracks enabled, it doesn't produce any sound. I've found that muting the right audio track solves this issue, but whenever I ...
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Windows 8.1 Pro install - SSD not detected

Upgrading my girlfriend's Lenovo SL510 to use an SSD. I removed the old HDD and replaced it by the Samsung 830 128GB SSD. The SSD is visible in the BIOS and it is accessible/formattable from another ...
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Screen is dim but goes back on when I tap on the back bottom of the display

I have no idea what happened to my Window 8 Lenovo Laptop p500 touch . I'm assuming the inverter is loose or something? every time I shut my laptop, or i bump into it, it goes dim. I can still see ...
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Lenovo G560 screen brightness control doesn't work

I recently installed Windows 8 Enterprise EVAL on my Lenovo G560 and the screen brightness control stopped working. I tried installing both the video driver from Lenovo's website and the one from ...
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Boot custom linux up by pressing Lenovo OKR button?

I have a Lenovo Y510p laptop and I'm a Linux user, use Windows only for gaming. The device had no OS when I bought it and I also installed an SSD besides the 1TB hard drive. I would like to "hack" ...
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Lenovo tools for windows 7: can't re-enable wireless

Consider a netbook - Lenovo S10e with Windows 7 and the S10 Lenovo power management tools. Machine has factory BIOS. Fn+F5 is the key combo to toggle the wireless radio on/off. The tool allows the ...
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Unable to install XP or Win 7 Starter or even Ubuntu 10.10 on Lenovo Ideapad S10-3 [duplicate]

I bought Lenovo IdeaPad S10. Loved it.. But it got very slow over time. So, I decided to install Ubuntu netbook edition on it. So, I formatted it.. And after that, it is not letting me install any OS, ...
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Lenovo Y50 laptop does not perform well when Discharging [closed]

I just bought this laptop (Lenovo Ideapad Y50). I'm playing games such as Battlefield 4 (upto date DLC) and WatchDogs. Even though I set battery manger to High Performance mode game doesnt works well ...
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What is the lenovo z585 highest possible specs? [closed]

I have a lenovo Z585 A10 8gb Ram and 1Tb hdd I was wondering what is the highest possible specs for this laptop though sales/upgrades?
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Lonovo x201 tablet blank screen on startup

my x201 on windows 7, starts, goes to starting windows screen and then just goes blank. I can see the cursor. Have done the following: 1. Gone to boot- done a hardware test. Passes the normal test, ...
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Laptop screen changes contrast drastically when switching from a dark to light application

I have a ThinkPad W530 running Windows 8. When I switch from any darker application to any lighter application the contrast is off and takes a second or two to adjust back. I can very clearly notice ...
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After pressing Lenovo One-Key-Recovery button accidentally, there is no way back

my girlfriend has a Lenovo G500s and she pressed the one-key-recovery button accidentally (this has happenned already twice). Now there is no way of booting Windows 8.1 and only the OneKey Recovery ...
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Insert boot media and press a key…

I have a Lenovo B540... when I turn it on it gave me a "please insert boot media and press a key". I called Lenovo they stated I needed the recovery discs. okay. purchased the recovery discs. during ...
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How to make a bootable USB disk for installing Windows 7?

with my new Lenovo E145 I am stuck when it comes to installing a fresh Windows 7/ dual boot device. The laptop has no CD/DVD drive, and had Windows 7 pre-installed. I downloaded an ISO image X17... ...
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Which devices are (0F18, 0F12, 00BD) these IDs for? All share the same Vendor ID (8086), i.e. Intel

It is a Lenovo G50-70 Notebook PC. I reinstalled Windows 8.1 on it. The official website does not provide all the necessary drivers required for the Device Manager to calm down. Yellows still persist. ...
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SMART drive error Lenovo Y580

I have the same issue as this person, that apparently was never answered for him either. ...
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Blank screen, modded bios

Laptop is Lenovo y510p (with 755m sli and i7). A week ago, i decided to flash modded bios (a lot more options), everything went well, then i flashed vbios for second gt 755m. After that, i was looking ...
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Remove Right Click Area on Lenovo ThinkPad W540

The Lenovo ThinkPad W540 does away with dedicated buttons for the trackpad and instead the whole trackpad area is clickable. The lack of any buttons to feel, coupled with the fact that trackpad is ...
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How can I make external monitor to work on safe mode?

My Machine is now working only on safe mode I'm using windows 7 64-bit pro edition I want my external monitor to work, is there any way doing it? I'm using Lenovo Thinkpad W-530
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Some keys not working properly in Lenovo G500

I use Lenovo G500 laptop which runs on Windows 8. It has a problem. Some keys that should be used along with Shift key is working not properly, its output is not correct. I will explain it. When I ...
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Why are the Ctrl and Fn keys swapped on my Thinkpad?

I just used a Thinkpad for the first time ever. It's weird; the Ctrl and Fn keys are swapped. Why is this? How can I fix it?
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How should i use my new lenovo laptop(power supply)

I usually keep it at home. Is it alright to use it plugged in? I don't want to mess up the battery. I love how smooth the laptop runs plugged in and i dont want to strain the battery by changing ...
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Disable touchpad over mouse button areas

Is there a reg hack (or anything, except post-it notes) to disable the touchpad where the mouse buttons are? The pointer is moving around whenever I try to click on a mouse button. (Shouldn't too be ...
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Booting barely working, Windows 8 can't sleep/restart/shutdown without crashing

I'm getting some strange issues on a lenovo laptop, it goes like this It barely boots, I get the lenovo BIOS logo and then sometimes I see the win8 loading dot-circle but then sometimes don't and ...
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Lenovo hardware test “local connection test” failed for Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205

My Lenovo ThinkPad T430s occasionally has WiFi connectivity problems where it will work for a few minutes, and then connections will fail even though it is still connected to the AP with a strong ...
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Installing and Activating Windows after accidentally deleting it while Installing Ubuntu

A week ago, I bought a Lenovo IdeaPad Z510 laptop with pre-installed Windows 8.1. Recently, I tried to install Ubuntu and while doing so I accidentally installed Ubuntu by replacing Windows. That is, ...
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Physical screen dimensions and resolution options don't match

I recently purchased a Lenovo T510 refurbished laptop (Windows 7) and I'm trying to figure out the native resolution and best resolution setting. What's puzzling me is that the aspect ratio of the ...
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Install mSATA SSD on Lenovo A720

I apologize in advance for using tag names in title, it seemed it would be clearer this way I just purchased a Lenovo A720 and they have a more expensive version than what I purchased that has a ...
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laptop motherboard “shorts” when connected to adapter

Disclaimer: I'm sort of a noob, and this is a long post. Thank you all in advance! summary: completely dead laptop with no signs of life whatsoever (suddenly, for no apparent reason) Here's the ...
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Wireless device not recognized on Lenovo t420s after Windows 7 reinstall

I have recently replaced a Windows 7 Ultimate with Windows 7 Enterprise by 1) creating a backup using "Windows easy transfer", 2) installing Enterprise, and 3) recovering the backup. Now, the ...
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Change Gestures on Lenovo N700 Mouse

So Im just starting to use my N700 mouse while waiting for my new Lenovo laptop and I was thinking it would be really nice to be able to change the middle button finger gestures to be able to go back ...
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Why won't Windows 7 remember my screen resolution settings?

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T420. I use it in three situations: Connected to docking station with two LCD monitors at 1280 x 1024. Connected to docking station with two 21" LCD monitors at 1680 x 1050 ...
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Lenovo One-Key Recovery Feature broken after resizing partition

I am in a stick situation with dual-booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu, and I want to wipe my computer to factory settings. I have a Lenovo Ideapad Y510P with Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04 Dual-Booted. I also ...
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High fan speed with no reason

For a few weeks, the fans of my Lenovo B590 laptop, running on Xubuntu 14, turn to high speed a few minutes after it is turned on. The fans won't speed down until I turn the computer off. This is ...
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Wireless WAN (WWAN) on a Lenovo T500 - built-in or do I need a WWAN modem?

I use a Lenovo ThinkPad 2055-3AU at work and I want to get a Wireless WAN data plan with a local mobile telecom provider. I've read conflicting reports online about whether my system is ...
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How can I determine and set my primary graphics card?

I have a Lenovo W520 laptop with two graphics cards: I think Windows 7 (64 bit) is using my Intel graphics card ₃ which I think is integrated — because I have a low graphics rating in ...
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Lenovo Z570 Laptop cutting sound when tilted

I currently have a Lenovo Z570 laptop, as said in the title. I like to have it on my knees while sitting on the couch, or laid in my bed. The thing is, when I try to move a bit, it tilts the laptop ...
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Can I use the Lenovo Factory Backup Partition to reinstall Windows 7 on my ThinkPad T400?

I ordered a a Lenovo T400 a couple of years ago. I haven't done a full reinstall and reimage of the computer since I purchased it, and I think it's time to do that. I'm currently using the Lenovo ...
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Swapping Function (Fn) and Control (Ctrl) Keys on Lenovo ThinkPad W500

I'd like to swap the Fn and Ctrl keys on my ThinkPad W500 (like many others! See: How can I switch the function and control keys on my laptop? and Intercepting the Fn key on laptops) Numerous folks ...
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Will my Lenovo One Key Recovery work if I resize the system partition on my Ideapad Z510?

I just bought a Lenovo IdeaPad Z510 laptop. Initially the hard disk contains a single partition named Windows8.1 OS (C) and a Lenovo (D). Windows 8.1 is installed in C and the D: drive is packed with ...
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How do I remap the OneKey Recovery button on my Lenovo Y510p laptop?

I have recently bought a Lenovo Y510p laptop which comes with a button just adjacent to the power port. This button runs the "OneKey Recovery.exe" file in the directory C:\Program Files\Lenovo\OneKey ...