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Does it matter where I put my second hard drive?

I have a Lenovo G580 (model 20150), and in addition to the built-in HDD (2.5", 1 TB, Serial ATA 2 (3Gb/s), 5400 rpm, 9.5mm) I want to add a SSD (2.5", 120GB, 256MB Cache, SATA III). It looks like ...
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Secure erase SSD on Lenovo ThinkPad T520 (can't unfreeze SSD, machine reboots on hotplug)

I have a ThinkPad T520 and a Samsung 840 EVO 256GB SSD that I'm trying to secure erase. I cannot secure erase the drive because I cannot unfreeze the drive because I cannot remove then reinsert the ...
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Lenovo laptop: Is it ok to leave the battery charging while it is being used? [duplicate]

Is it ok to leave the battery charging while it is being use? Or is it ok to keep the power plugged in with full charged battery while the laptop is in use? Can this shorten battery's lifespan?
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Battery won't charge beyond 53%

I have a lenovo B560 windows 7. I recently purchased a new battery but it won't charge beyond 53%. I tried some suggestions like uninstalling Microsoft ACPI-Complaint Control Method(which didn't ...
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Lenovo L440 won't boot into Debian installation CD or Debian-installed HDD

I have a Lenovo L440 and a Lenovo X61. I want to install Debian Wheezy on thee L440. This morning, the L440 could successfully boot into Windows 8 from it's hard drive. I created an installation of ...
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Turning on Bluetooth disables wifi on Yoga 2

I have a Lenovo Yoga 2. The moment that I turn on bluetooth, the wifi drops out - I lose connection, and connecting again shows "connection failed". If I turn the bluetooth off, wifi can reestablish ...
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Is this over sensitivity, driver, or hardware issue

I can't figure out what kind of problem this is. Here is the scenario: Suddenly, the Synoptics touchpad on a Lenovo Yoga 13 started to behave strangely. The most strange thing is when the ...
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How do I convince my computer my touchscreen doesn't exist?

I have a Lenovo IdeaCentre B540 with a cracked touchscreen. Its digitizer rapidly registers clicks around the region of the crack, and fails to recognize any other touch input. This makes the ...
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Is there any any 802.11AC card that will work in X230?

Lenovo X230 provides a BIOS whitelist for the PCMCIA cards. Any cards not in that whitelist are denied. I don't think that whitelist is published either. Are there any 802.11ac cards supported on ...
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Disabling discrete GPU in Win8 (UEFI) Laptop

Seeing how the Intel HD Graphics 4000 is covering all my needs perfectly for the moment, I would prefer to disable the NVIDIA dedicated GPU in my Lenovo Z400 for a while. I've already went to the ...
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Hibernate fast unhibernate slow with new SSHD Hybrid drive

I recently replaced my HDD (Lenovo X220 laptop, Win7 x64, intel i7, 6GB Ram) with a hybrid SSD/HDD drive (500GB Seagate SATA 2.5-inch Solid State Hybrid Drive (SSHD) 6Gbps 5400rpm). The system speed ...
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Can't find my integrated camera anymore [closed]

I formatted my Lenovo Ideapad S10e and installed Windows XP and all the drivers that I need, but I can't find the integrated camera. I used to be able to find it in My Computer. In the beginning, I ...
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(Nearly) Blank screen on 2007 T61 Lenovo Thinkpad running Win XP

My everyday laptop is a 2007 T61 Lenovo Thinkpad running Windows XP. Up to yesterday, it ran reasonably well given its age. I generally keep it running 24/7, and dim down the screen to the max at ...
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how to disable or reverse FN key: I want to replace: FN+F1 , FN+F2, FN+F3, … FN+F12 with simply F1, F2, F3, … F12

Is there a way to replace FN-F2 with only F2 I restarted my PC and pressed FN-F12 or Fn-F1 and I didnt find configuration Tab to change from "Hotkey Mode" to "Legacy Mode". all the tabs that I have ...
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Windows 8 adaptive brightness broken - reversed

My Lenovo Yoga 2 13 with Windows 8.1 has an annoying auto-brightness feature that dims the screen when the content is dark and increases the brightness when the content is light. This makes ...
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Elan Pointing Device list does not show touchpad on Lenovo y510p

In an attempt to get a newer version of the Elan touchpad drivers, I have disrupted Elan's ability to see the touchpad device in the list of devices: Here you can see nothing is showing : But the ...
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IBM/Lenovo X61 Tablet PC - cleaning a dried water patch under the wacom display surface

Got myself a used Lenovo X61 tablet PC (a notebook with Wacom pen responsive display) - the price was super cheap, and as per the phrase of "you get what you pay for", I got the notebook in a ...
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Windows 7 Lenovo W530 Network Cable Unplugged

I have a Lenovo W530 with an Intel 82579LM Gigabit Network controller running windows 7. So far I cannot figure out how to get it to connect to the local network it always says "Network cable ...
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Lenovo Ideapad U510 BCD error 0xc000000d

I am getting error trying to turn on my laptop, it says: Boot Configuration Data file Error code: 0xc000000d Now i did not get any CD or the install key for my windows8, what solution do i have apart ...
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DVD drive becomes hidden device

I have a laptop Lenovo G580 with Windows 8.1, In early days when I bought this it was working normally but now a days its DVD Drive becomes invisible. When I go to Control Panel> Device Manager> ...
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Lenovo u400 cannot boot?

Well i am in deep trouble. I accidentally convert my basic disk(where windows is installed ) to dynamic disk. How do i fix it back without sending to fix? Does the minitool partition thing work for ...
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How can I regain the ability to output to an external monitor via HDMI on my Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro?

I've had a Yoga 2 Pro (running 64-bit Windows 8.1) for a few months. I usually have it hooked up to an external monitor via HDMI. I disconnect and reconnect it all the time. This machine has the ...
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Lenovo IdeaPad y510p, MATSHITA DVD-RAM results CRC error while coping 7GB file from Double Layer DVD

I Have Ideapad y510p with MATSHITA DVD-RAM UJ8DB. While I tring to copy 7GB file do HDD almost in the middle (after 42%) it stucks and after a while it prompt that file can't be copied due to error. ...
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Lenovo Screen broken (not physically)

My screen of my Lenovo Ideapad S400 recently stopped working. It is less than a year old, and Lenovo/Medion state that it is not covered by warranty since it looks like having been damaged. Nothing ...
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Windows 8.1 Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro “Network Driver not properly installed”

I've just received a brand new Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro just a few hours ago, and already there seems to be a problem. Windows 8.1 keeps telling me it cannot find any networks, and when I troubleshoot ...
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Bootmenu (setup menu /BIOS) for lenovo E431 does not come

I am struggling to get the boot/BIOS menu for my laptop lenovo E431, I tried Esc, F1, F2, F3, F4, F5, F8, F9 F10, F12 and Del, but all failed. As per the lenovo docs: ...
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'Make sound lower' button on my Lenovo z570 got stucked

'Make sound lower' button on my Lenovo z570 got stucked. How can I repair the demage? I'm not sure if it can be hooked cause its edges are very close to the keyboard lid
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Windows 8.1 drivers?

This question is related to a laptop (Lenovo G560) with "Intel HM55 chipset + Integrated Intel HD graphics w/ shared video memory". I wanted to know if windows 8.1 will run on it (At present it is ...
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Lenovo T440s Screen Flicker

I recently bought a Lenovo T440s and I've been experiencing a strange screen flicker issue. At least, I think "flicker" is the correct word to describe it. My problem is not like the one described ...
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How to update lenovo ThinkPad from windows 7 to windows 8

I have Lenovo ThinkPad S540 which is already installed Windows 7. But the laptop does not have a DVD player. So I cant install windows 8 using the given CD pack. But when I download Windows 8 updater ...
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Lenovo smart gestures stopped working with 8.1 Windows

I have a Lenovo U310 touch laptop. When I upgraded to the better 8.1 Windows, my smart gestures disappeared. I called Lenovo and they have no idea how to fix the issue or even if they are going to ...
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Spilt soup on my T400 keyboard and it turns itself off [duplicate]

I accidentally spilled some soup onto my keyboard, and my laptop (Thinkpad T400) turned itself off, probably because of short-circuit. It can't be turned on now. I remove the power and the battery. ...
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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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Can't install Catalyst video driver on Lenovo T500 win7 64

Catalyst crashes at the middle of intallation with message: Application Install: install package failure!
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External monitors don't work with docked laptop unless laptop screen is on first

The Problem I have a Lenovo T440p with Intel HD 4600 graphics in addition to NVIDIA GeForce GE 730M. I have a docking station with DVI-D, HDMI, VGA, and two DisplayPort outputs. I am using the ...
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Where is the serial number on T440s?

I need the machine type and serial number of my T440s. I can't find it at the bottom of the laptop. Is this normal? I remember that it was clearly visible on my old T420s.
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Add a backlit keyboard to Lenovo T430

There is a related question here Upgrading laptop keyboard to backlit one My question is different than that because Lenovo T430 has an LED by the web cam. I know I can buy a backlit keyboard and add ...
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Increasing RAM beyond system specifications

I have had my laptop (Lenovo z570) for a couple of years now, and I am in the mood to do a bit of system upgrading. I checked the documentation online, and it has always said that it can handle up to ...
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How to recover Windows 8.1 (System) Files?

I have a fairly new (purchased 8/2013) Lenovo ThinkPad T431s with Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit. It has a very tricky error coming basically 8 / 10 boots: Windows is Scanning and repairing drive... Error ...
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Using USB to HDMI to extend screen

So I have a Lenovo Yoga with 1 HDMI port and 2 USB ports (1x3.0 and 1x2.0). I found this hdmi to usb adapter on amazon and I'm wondering the following: if I have 3 monitors can I connect 1 via direct ...
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Lenovo laptop re-load of windows 7

My son has a Lenovo thinkpad and the screen is broken. He uses an external monitor to use the computer. We've had to re-load windows 7 but after a while, the screen goes black and we get nothing on ...
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Problems with corsair ddr3

My problem: I bought a brand new Lenovo desktop, comes with 1x4GB DDR3 PC3-12800 1600mhz 1,5v. Since i`ve installed a CORSAIR VALUE SELECT DDR3 1x4GB PC3-12800 1600mhz 1,5v the computer, random ...
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2 different laptops, 1 home office setup [closed]

My fiancée and I used to have the same HP laptop and shared a single docking station in our home office to connect to a HDMI monitor, keyboard and mouse. I have recently upgraded to a Lenovo X1 Carbon ...
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How to boot from DVD in Lenovo Y560 laptop

I'm trying to install Windows 8 from a DVD in my Lenovo Y560 laptop. However I'm unable to boot from DVD no matter what boot sequence I put. These are the following options I have. 1: USB KEY : 2: ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad E430 Running Linux Freezes Seemingly Randomly

My Lenovo Thinkpad E430 is running Xubuntu 12.04, and has been since April of 2013 (when I bought the laptop). For the past several weeks, my laptop has been freezing seemingly randomly. I started ...
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How to switch off auto brightness on a Lenovo W530

The auto brightness "feature" of Windows 8.x is driving me crazy. I would like to switch it off on my Lenovo W530. Adaptive Brightness is disabled in Power Options the Sensor Monitoring Service is ...
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Lenovo P500 keyboard backlight won't turn off

I recently attempted to clean out my fan, which requires removing the keyboard of my Lenovo P500 laptop to get to. Under the keyboard there are two sets of wires that connect it to the laptop: one ...
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about IE 10 open in multilple windows

my windows 8.. It much faster... But When i open Internet Explorer Window it opens a new window in first time... and the IE icon in task bar is filled with IE windows, If i want to open another IE ...
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Prevent system events from increasing the master volume

I have a laptop that I frequently use during lectures. To do so I want the sound to be turned of, hence I mute the master volume/scale it down to 0% Then when something triggers a system message like ...
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USB Keyboard and Mouse slow to activate using docking station for Lenovo T430

I just recently upgraded to a T430. Happy with the laptop but one thing I find annoying is that when I use it through the docking station - it takes several minutes ie 3-5 for the USB keyboard and ...