a brand of laptop, originally produced by IBM. The brand is now manufactured and sold by Lenovo.

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Swapping HD from one laptop to another - worked many times before, until now

I am a serial ThinkPad T series user. I get a new laptop, I move my drive, and I got my new computer all setup; windows finds all the new drivers etc, and all is well. Recently, I wanted to swap my ...
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Keyboard and Trackpad do not work when Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12 is stacked

I work in an IT department and each year we roll out a bunch of laptops. This year we used the Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12. Because I work with so many of them, I'm inevitably going to stack them on top ...
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Second monitor not working on Windows 10

I am running Windows 10 on a Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga and my second monitor (connected through ThinkPad OneDock into the monitor with DVI) Previously on Windows 8.1 the monitor was working perfectly with ...
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Trying to understand the difference between various batteries for Lenovo Thinkpad T520

There are various types of batteries for the laptop and I'm not sure which one is best. The one I have right now (which came with it), is not enough to last me through my back-to-back classes, so I am ...
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ThinkPad T400 booting to black screen

I recently acquired an old ThinkPad T400 without a hard drive, so I put one in and installed Windows 10 on it. The first few boots were pretty painless and Just Worked, but there's some kind of ...
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Thinkpad's system update corrupted my BIOS on a W530

I've used Lenovo's system update to update the BIOS on a W530 I ran the system update tool which recommended this update. When ran it opened a command prompt several times and then rebooted the ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad T410 does not turn on

I have a second-hand Lenovo Thinkpad T410. I put it to sleep overnight, and when I wake up it was powered off and it does not turn on anymore. Charger, battery, keyboard (and power key on it), ...
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Can I assign a diferent key to perform ALT+F4? [duplicate]

Geniuses behind thinkpad once again combined random keys and eliminated F row, so now I have to either keep Mic Mute or F4 and I usually use both frequently. I normally don't close apps with mouse, ...
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Lenovo stuck on BIOS update “Update system program”

My Lenovo Thinkpad T520 had never had a BIOS update so I downloaded the update, burned it on CD and booted on it, finally getting this screen: PROBLEM: Whatever item I press "Enter" on, after a few ...
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How can I install Debian Jessie on a Lenovo Thinkpad T450s via a USB stick?

I just bought a Lenovo Thinkpad T450s with Windows 7 pre-installed. I'd like to install Debian Jessie. I obtained an .iso file here (I selected amd64 from the Small CDs or USB sticks section). After ...
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External monitor flashes occassionally only while power cord is plugged-in

I have a Thinkpad laptop (E550 to be exact) with an i5 CPU and Intel HD 5500 GPU running with Win 7. Since two weeks, while an external monitor is connected (to the VGA port) AND the power cord is ...
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How to have both SSD and HDD on a laptop?

I recently bought a Lenovo ThinkPad E540 I want to boost its speed up, so I decided to buy an SSD, but I don't know if it replaces the current HDD or it can be installed beside it, I prefer to keep ...
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Thinkpad x200 ethernet cant connect to cisco modem (BUT to router it connects)

I got a problem with my x200 thinkpad. When I connect it with my modem/router thingy (http://www.cisco.com/web/consumer/support/modem_DPC3208.html), the connection it not established. Its get stuck ...
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Battery drains during hibernation (to disk) and even when completely shut down

I have a Thinkpad x220 (Debian Stretch) with a 6 cell battery which seems to be ok, according the the xfce4-power-manager. . The odd thing is that the battery drains during hibernation (to disk) at a ...
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ThinkPad X1 Recovery Media

Does anyone know where to find the Windows 7 Pro 64 bit or Windows 8.1 recovery media for a Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Type 20A8 Model S0WT08? I understand I can order the CD from LenovoRecovery.com but would ...
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“Sticky” cursor position on ThinkPad TrackPoint middle-button scroll

I use the TrackPoint on my ThinkPads exclusively. On every ThinkPad I've owned, when I hold the middle button and move the nub, the cursor on screen stays fixed where it is and the page scrolls in ...
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Audio is mono on Thinkpad X201 on Arch

My Lenovo Thinkpad X201 audio is mono and playing only on the left speaker on Arch Linux, I saw people complaining about this in Windows and the cause was a driver issue, so I assume this could be the ...
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Maximum RAM for my Ubuntu and laptop?

My laptop is Thinkpad T400, and running 64 bit Ubuntu 14.04. I wonder if there is no limit of the RAM size that I can use in my laptop? Now I am running Windows 8.1 in VirtualBox, which takes 2GB ...
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Windows 7 does not detect USB mass storage devices anymore

In an attempt to get a WD USB HDD to work I followed a suggestion to uninstall all devices of type Mass Storage using USBDeview. Now, Windows 7 does not show any mass storage device, even the ones ...
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WD USB HDD not recognized: Elements 10B8 [duplicate]

Any idea what could be the problem and how to solve it? Details: HDD: WD Elements 2TB (P/N: WDBU6Y0020BBK-05) When first connecting the device to my ThinkPad T420si (4174-E37), a dialog appeared ...
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What is the range of sound frequencies for my laptop's sound card?

My laptop is Thinkpad T400. How can i find out what its sound card is (find that out under Ubuntu?) the minimum and maximum frequencies of sound its sound card can produce? Thanks.
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Thinkpad T410i SSD M.2

I would like to upgrade my Thinkpad T410i with SSD M.2 disk. The notebook has miniPCIE port (WWAN module). Can I put M.2 SSD disk to miniPCIE port?
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Which software is safe to remove from a ThinkPad? [closed]

So Lenovo is known for installing a lot of software on their computers, and unfortunately I have some of this on mine. This is a list of what I might want to remove from my computer. My question is, ...
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Move hdd to other laptop, need Win7 reinstall? [duplicate]

A Thinkpad T61p died (motherboard), I think hdd is ok. I then mounted the hdd in a Thinkpad R61i; after hardware change warning, it gave BSOD and instantly shut down. Is it possible to maintain ...
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Why does running Linux eventually cause my ThinkPad T430 to refuse to boot or enter diagnostics?

I have a Thinkpad T430. Every time that I install Linux (Latest CentOS) on it, after a while, the computer refuses to boot, go into bios, or boot / diagnostics menu. I've run Windows on it, and it ...
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Unable to clone mSATA disk in my W530

I recently bought a used W530 from eBay, which is in good shape. It has a 240GB mSATA and two other disks. It runs on Win 7 pro 64bit. I used its recovery media disk to restore the computer to its ...
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Connecting two different laptop docking stations to dual monitors [closed]

Hoping someone can tell me what I need to get this accomplished for my boss. We have two monitors in a conference room and want to set them up to two different docking stations. Some of our reps have ...
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Overriding “The speed of processor 0 in group 0 is being limited by system firmware”

My Thinkpad automatically locks the CPU frequency to ~1,5Ghz while the adapter is plugged in without a battery, as described in this article. I don't care whether the adapter can support it or not ...
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Linux Mint: Switch Wacom pen sides

I am running Linux Mint 17 x64 on Cinnamon. I have a Lenovo Thinkpad X220 with tablet. My pen has something wrong with it (Windows and Linux) where the eraser and pen are flipped when it registers. ...
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How to boot to Windows 8.1 in UEFI boot mode?

I recently installed Windows 8.1 from a USB drive. In order to boot from the USB drive, I had to disable secure boot in the BIOS and switched to Legacy boot mode (from UEFI boot mode). After the ...
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Linux Mint/Ubuntu refuses to suspend laptop

I have a laptop running a Ubuntu distro that refuses not suspend. This happens about 3 times a week. The experience is you either close the lid, or send the system into suspend from the shut down ...
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Laptop Noise From Internal Battery Section [closed]

(Not entirely sure that this is due to the internal battery, but that's my guess.) I have a brand new Thinkpad T450s and it has both internal and external battery. I have noticed that when my laptop ...
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Changing Harddisks and recovery media

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad whose hard disk has started giving errors (but still works). Lenovo is replacing the HD under the 3 year warranty. However, they say the OS and data is my baby, they have ...
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Why does this ThinkPad T60 fan permanently spin up and down?

I have a ThinkPad T60 computer here, and its fan is in one of three states, mostly the second one, which is totally annoying: Running normal at slowest speed. Spinning up and down between 3100 and ...
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Integrated video camera in Lenovo Thinkpad x201 shows image upside down

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad x201 with Fedora 20, and any time I use the integrated camera, the picture shows upside down. Before you think that the screen orientation is changed, the rest of the screen ...
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How to change dead zone / palm detection in xSwipe Gnome Ubuntu 14.10

So I am using Xswipe to get multi finger gestures working properly in Unbuntu. I am new to linux but have followed many tutorials to get it set up just the way I like. The last nagging issue I have is ...
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Windows 7 Alt-Tab program auto-cycle on ThinkPad T440s

I have followed this issue regarding the program auto-cycle when Alt-Tab is pressed with great interest, and tried many of the suggested solutions, some of which work and some don't. I found the ...
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Error report when hibernating ubuntu/thinkpad

When I hibernate my laptop (Thinkpad T440p with Ubuntu 14.10 (64Bit)) it shortly blinks the following error message before hibernating. The system itself is relatively virgin. With the following ...
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Stop on-screen keyboard from automatic popup

How can I stop the pop-up keyboard from automatically popping up anytime I click on a place to type? I really do use the regular keyboard most often. This is on a Lenovo Yoga Thinkpad running Windows ...
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Primary battery not charging on Thinkpad T440

I got my Lenovo Thinkpad T440 bought this year but I am having a problem wit the battery. The issue is that is the primary battery is not charging on my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS just the second (the removable ...
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Removing my lenovo computer from the dock re-sizes my windows

I am experiencing a strange problem that seems to be specific to the lenovo that myself and my work colleagues have. It is a W540 thinkpad and the issue is that when you undock the computer from a ...
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Use Thinkpad T440p combined mic/headset jack

My Thinkpad T440p comes with a combined 3.5mm jack for input and output. When I plug in my mobile headset I only get very very low volume, almost inaudible even though I have ramped up all the ...
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Question mark key acting as Ctrl key on Thinkpad T440 Brazilian keyboard

I recently got a Lenovo Thinkpad T440 but I am having some troubles with it. My device is made in Brazil so it came with an ABNT2 keyboard with ç key but I am having issues when I need to use the / ...
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how to enable wheel emulation scrolling

I am trying to get a working procedure for enabling wheel emulation scrolling using a TrackPoint and a clickpad with Ubuntu 14.10. Previously, the wheel emulation scrolling could be enabled with ...
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ThinkPad X220i appears to power on but won't start - no BIOS or beeps

I have a ThinkPad X220i laptop here (4-5 years old, out of warranty) that won't power on any more. Looking for any tips to get to the cause and repair it. The problem: When you press the power button ...
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ThinkPad T400 and Windows 8.1 “compatibility and support”

firstly, it's really hard to make title on this but I'll try to explain below. This problem occurs for some time but I think, not from very beginning of using Windows 8.1 on my ThinkPad T400. When I ...
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broken screen windows 7 laptop connect to open network

I currently have two laptops. Laptop A - Lenovo thinkpad OS: Windows 7 laptop screen broken Laptop B - lenovo thinkpad OS: Windows 8.1 Laptop A's monitor has damaged and does not function. However ...
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Unable to release IBM ThinkPad T42p from Docking Station

I recently acquired 3 IBM ThinkPad Laptops - An A31, R40, and T42p. The A31 I was able to successfully install GNOME or BackTrack5 onto via a GNOME.iso burned onto a disk with AstroBurn. The A31 now ...
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Unable to install GNOME (BackTrack5) onto IBM ThinkPad R40

I recently acquired 3 IBM ThinkPad Laptops - An A31, R40, and T42p. The A31 I was able to successfully install GNOME or BackTrack5 onto via a GNOME.iso burned onto a disk with AstroBurn. The A31 now ...
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Thinkpad W510 plus 2 monitors

Is it possible to connect a Lenovo W510 to two external DVI monitors and also use the built in screen, so that I am using a total of three monitors? I don't have, nor do I want to purchase a dock, ...