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How to make Lenovo Thinkpad switch for AP with best reception?

I recently changed the my network so that the 4 devices (1 router, 3AP's) is running on one SSID and different channels (instead of 4 different SSID's on same channel). I had some problems with ...
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Editing new Lenovo touchpad zones in Linux

Just got a Lenovo T440p - love the laptop, hardware's great - and I was all excited to put Mint Linux on it. Install worked fine, zero show-stopper issues, but there's one persistent annoyance with it ...
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My laptop takes too long time to shutdown or hibernate

I've recently encountered a problem which is my notebook, lenovo ideapad z500 with windows 8.1 pro, takes too long time to shutdown or hibernate. When I click on shutdown item, the LCD is powered off ...
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Can I stick a Lenovo ideapad z585 harddrive into any other computer (that's similar)?

I don't know if this is the right place for this question. Basically, my lenovo ideapad got soaked, but the harddrive was protected and is still useable. I want to know if I can swap it into any ...
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Windows 8 out of memory over time: Toke Paged consuming over 5GB

Laptop: Lenovo ThinkPad W530 As I leave my computer on for a day or so it starts to run out of memory. This continues until it freezes up completely. I've read numerous articles that has lead me to ...
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Windows 8.1 Wireless trouble with Lenovo y580

I have a Lenovo y580 laptop with a Broadcom wireless card which i bought about a year ago, now I have windows 8.1 on it, and my Wifi is completely unpredictable. My laptop worked well with win8 after ...
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Nvidia Optimus not connected to any display?

While trying to spec out a Lenovo T440p ThinkPad with Nvidia graphics and a docking station allowing for dual monitors, I found a forum post implying that the Nvidia Optimus could not be used with ...
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Mystery firewall? Checklist for diagnosing blocked incoming connections

I'm running a web server for development on a Lenovo Thinkpad T420s, and I cannot connect to it from three separate devices (desktop, iPad, and phone, respectively). The laptop and other devices are ...
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Windows 8.1 update effectively disabled wireless networking

I was running Windows 8 on a Lenovo G780. After updating to Windows 8.1, WiFi does not work anymore - I always receive a "DNS server not responding" error. I have tried using public DNS servers from ...
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Lenovo ThinkServer TS130 1105 - does 32/64 depend on RAM configuration?

Just got in a Lenovo ThinkServer TS130 1105 (Xeon E3-1225V1) and a (new, sealed, holographed, looks legit) copy of Windows Server 2008 32/64 (standard) to run on it for a pretty lightweight job ...
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After upgrading to Windows 8.1, none of my music plays

Amazon Cloud Player just won't play the songs and fails silently. Windows media player says: "Windows Media Player cannot play the file. The Player might not support the file type or might not ...
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Screen brightness randomly set to lowest setting Lenovo ThinkCenter

On multiple ThinkCenter machines at the office, the screen brightness on the desktop displays is being set to the lowest setting. Using the monitor HUD the brightness can be changed again, but doing ...
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Lenovo E330 - Intel N-2230 Bluetooth issue

My E330 is behaving very oddly. I had connected a Bluetooth keyboard, using the built in Intel Bluetooth adapter. I don't use this Bluetooth keyboard every day - just when in certain locations (it's ...
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I have “unknown PCI device” in Windows 7 device manager. What can it be?

I have just performed a fresh installation of Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit on my lenovo e330 laptop. I managed to successfully download and install most of its drivers, but still, a "PCI Device" ...
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Problems getting built-in 3G modem (Ericsson H5321gw – USB ID 0bdb:1926) working on my Lenovo X230 (Debian)

I have Ericsson H5321gw WWAN modem (USB ID 0bdb:1926) on my Lenovo X230 laptop. I've got it working momentarily using NetworkManager GUI on Gnome3. Normally I can make it connect for a few minutes ...
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Logicool M555b bluetooth mouse, Lenovo Y580, bluetooth connection drops

Any ideas on this? When I leave my bluetooth mouse untouched for some time, the connection drops. Moving the mouse and cycling its power don't solve the problem. If I open the wireless/bluetooth ...
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Does the Lenovo LT3053p monitor have the same overshoot problems as the Dell u3014?

Both the Lenovo LT3053p and the Dell u3014 monitors are based on the same LG AH-IPS panel. The Dell monitor has significant overshoot problems in some circumstances due to RTC overdrive. My question ...
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CPU and motherboard compatibility

I used CPU-Z to identify my socket and it said 479 mPGA. Also got chipset information and used intel site to check out compatible processors. Turns out a lot of processors were compatible with the ...
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Will the Lenovo x230 work with DDR3-1866?

What is the max clock speed of the DDR3 that the x230 can run. I don't see it on Lenovo.com. Is it 1866mhz or 1600mhz? I see they don't sell 1866mhz as an upgrade, but I don't believe that means it ...
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Windows 8 won't install on Lenovo E430

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E430 with Ubuntu 12.04 installed on it. Today I downloaded Windows 8 Professional and Windows 8.1 Professional (yes, really, read on) from DreamSpark. But when I boot ...
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Lenovo G570 restarts randomly

My Lenovo G570 began to randomly restart once or twice a day about two weeks ago. It stopped for a few days and then started doing it again. I don't get a BSoD, it just restarts and gives me the ...
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Promiscuous Network Card and PCI [closed]

What PCI NIC supports Promiscuous?? I' having a hard time looking for one , I'm planning to set it up in a Lenovo Think Centre hardware
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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 T60p ALT keys not working

I have a Lenovo T60p laptop, where the Alt and AltGr keys have stopped working. I use a Danish keyboard layout, where these keys are essential to produce many characters. I have done the following: ...
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Lenovo CPU upgrade

I have an Acer Aspire V3 571g with an i7 3610QM CPU and a Lenovo IdeaPad Y580A with an i5 3230M CPU. I burned the GPU of the Acer a couple months ago and I want, if it's possible, to trade (exchange) ...
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Windows 8 on Lenovo ideapad z500

I recently bought a new Lenovo ideapad Z500 with only dos on it. Then during the windows 8 installation I accidentally deleted the partitions and now I have 3 partitions, 1 of them has the Type ...
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SATA drivers for Lenovo 3000 Y500

I tried to install WindowsXP via USB drive as DVD ROM isn't working on my notebook anymore, but the setup stuck at copying files after partitioning the disk. I googled and found out that I must ...
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Not detected USB and CD/DVD driver on my BIOS setup

I have a Lenovo B460e laptop. The BIOS does not detect and boot a Linux LiveCD in the optical drive. A Linux LiveUSB does not work either. They are detected from within Windows so there is not ...
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What are the partitions for on my lenovo?

I have a lenovo ideapad y500 and just wanted to ask what the partitions are for apart from my C drive and another partition I've created I have the following drives D drive: "Lenovo" 25GB - (Only ...
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How to access boot menu on a Lenovo G500s [closed]

I have a Lenovo G500s laptop which comes with FreeDOS installed. I want to install Windows, but I am not able to enter the boot menu so I can boot from a DVD. I have tried keys like F1, F2, F9, F12, ...
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Windows 8 not booting at all

I am using a Lenovo ThinkPad Twist with Windows 8, and it isn't booting at all. It doesn't even show the Lenovo logo or anything. It makes no sound, nothing. It used to work. It stopped working after ...
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Remap Lock key on Thinkpad Edge E531

My Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E531 (running Windows 7) has a few unneeded media keys above the numpad (Calculator, Lock computer, Web browser and Explorer) that I would like to remap to something more ...
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Virtualization not enabled in Windows 8, but enabled in BIOS

I have an i7-2640M processor in a Lenovo T520 laptop with the latest bios. Virtualization is enabled in the bios, and Hyper-V is enabled in Windows 8. Intels CPU tool and Speccy still report that ...
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My laptop lenovo b460e has a wireless connectivity issue

I checked the bios says wireless is enabled. The wifi switch is also on. But, the system is not able to search for or locate Wifi router. When I troubleshoot or try to set up a new connection, the ...
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Is it possible to use 2 DVI ports and 1 DisplayPort on a W530 laptop?

I have Lenovo W530 laptop with Quadro K1000M graphics card with a docking station. I can connect 2 DVI + 1 VGA but I cannot connect 2 DVI + 1 DisplayPort. Is there some inherent limitation while ...
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What is my laptop SSD actually doing, and how to make the most of it? [duplicate]

I have a Lenovo IdeaPad U310 laptop which comes with a 24GB SSD. It is running Windows 8. I understand that the SSD is there to improve system performance, as it operates a lot faster than a ...
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New laptop can't connect to Wi-Fi

I have recently bought a new Lenovo Ideapad s300 laptop and installed Windows 7 64bit on it. For some reason, the laptop can't connect to any wireless network. I did install the Lenovo network ...
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Lenovo Energy Management - Battery life on dual boot

For nearly two years I was running only Ubuntu on my Lenovo G570 laptop. Recently I changed to dual-boot with arrival of Windows 8.1 Preview. With that I installed some Lenovo provided applications, ...
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Nvidia 5400M DVI Output Lost Color and Changed to Grayscale

I have a Lenovo T530 with an Nvidia 5400M GPU, It is docked into a Lenovo docking station with 2 DVI monitors plugged in. Today I unplugged one of the DVI cables while both monitors were turned on and ...
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How do I fix my Lenovo UltraNav setup?

I have a Lenovo X230 tablet and as of this morning it is exhibiting a very odd problem with the UltraNav system (both touchpad and trackpoint). Upon starting up the machine, they both work normally, ...
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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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ThinkPad T530 TouchPad stops responding

I have a ThinkPad T530 running Windows 8 Pro X64. I use two finger scrolling with my touchpad, and often scrolling will stop working for a few seconds, causing the cursor to just move erratically ...
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Get specific GPS location somehow on windows 8

I have been googleing a lot. As far as I can tell it will require a lot of work to get the internal GPS chip in my lenovo helix working with any kind of map software. The new stuff is that in windows ...
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Using built in GPS in windows 8 with precise location? [duplicate]

I have the lenovo helix, with a built 3g chip that features a GPS. So far every map app in the windows store is giving me the wrong location. It is in the same country, but far off. My phone is much ...
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Resume from hibernate fails 30% of the time if lid is closed

I have a Lenovo Z585 Ideapad which I put into hibernate frequently. When I do it manually, the machine hibernates and resumes successfully. However, if I close the lid, which I have set to Hibernate ...
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Broken laptop screen in win7 installation [closed]

broken laptop screen in middle of win7 installation, will not boot straight to external monitor. How can I restore? Or install? Lenovo g560
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Possible issue with Anti Mosquito apps emitting high frequency noise

I downloaded(out of curiosity) an Anti-Mosquito application from Windows store a couple of weeks ago for my laptop(Lenovo Y560) which emits what they call a "very unique and high frequency sound" or ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad T530 - LCD has strong moire effect

I was just about to buy Lenovo ThinkPad T530 laptop, as the reviews were speaking the best... What was my surprise when I saw that the LCD has a strong moire effect! I mean, if you change viewing ...
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Internal wireless adaptor becomes not working after I move the laptop

My laptop is Lenovo T400, about 4 years old, and my OS is Ubuntu 12.04. When I restart my Ubuntu, the internal wireless adaptor works fine and can find and connect to our wireless network. Then if I ...
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Hard blocked wifi - Lenovo IdeaPad y570 arch linux

I have a problem with setting up my wireless connection. Recently I have installed Arch Linux on my machine without setting wireless at all (I used wired connection). Now, I want to configure my ...