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

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What does the “Permanently Disabled” setting in my BIOS actually do?

I have two settings in my Lenovo Thinkpad BIOS, called "Computrace" and "Intel AT". I permanently disabled both of them because of privacy concerns and the fact that my computer is not used in any ...
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How can I establish whether my network chip is failing?

In the middle of a Skype call yesterday, my friend told me my framerate and audio had abruptly dropped to broken and unusable levels. I could still see and hear him perfectly. Instant messaging works ...
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How fast should a hot laptop's fan spin?

I am having some problems with my T420 Lenovo laptop overheating. The fan is working, in that I feel air being blown and can hear it when I put my ear near the heat sink fins. I have noticed however, ...
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How do I improve laptop heat dissipation in docking station?

I have a Lenovo laptop that I sometimes use in a docking station. I am having problems with the laptop running hot (190+F, according to the KDE temperature widget) while under heavy load, especially ...
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Installing a OS on a IMB Think Pad with access to network, or HHD only? How/Options

I have 2 brand new IBM T520's, and a newish x220. These came via my brother, and are laptops form where he used to work, which has closed down, and sold them to him (50 quid each with a dock, nice!!)....
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Thinkpad T410 not booting: Simple solution?

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T410 which I left outdoors overnight after a BBQ... No rain but likely some humidity. Symptoms? - Initially, screen remains black, nothing happens upon pressing power button....
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win 10, thinkpad t460 synaptics 3 finger gestures dont work

I am using Win 10 Edu with T460 Synaptics Touchpad and I have the same problem with losing 3 finger gesture after standby. Therefore I checked the registry as beforementioned in another topic. But I ...
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Lenovo speakers not playing when aux is used

Every time i plug in my headphones (or any auxiliary input), my speakers will mute and not allow any audio even when audio settings are set to ignore aux input. I'm under the assumption that this is a ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad Keyboard T510 dimension

I am working on a project where I need the dimensions of the T510 Keyboard. The plan is to use the Keyboard with odroid or any other micro-controller board. The easiest way is to use the usb ...
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How to access BIOS to boot from USB on Lenovo X230i?

I cannot enter BIOS when the laptops turns on so that I can boot Ubuntu from a USB pendrive. I've tried to press Enter as suggested on some webpages as well as randomly press function keys just ...
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How to install coreboot/libreboot on Thinkpad x220

I am interested to replace my BIOS on my Thinkpad x220, because I want to remove the white list for other wifi cards. At first I was thinking to use a modificated BIOS from one of these russian boards,...
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Lenovo Thinkpad T450s: “Error: The non-volatile system UEFI variable storage is nearly full.”

A customer of mine is using a Lenovo Thinkpad T450s since something like a year. The machine is running Debian jessie, with a kernel out of jessie-backports, right now 4.5+73~bpo8+1. The latest UEFI ...
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ThinkPad T520: screen is constantly white after closing the lid without turning the laptop off

Today my ThinkPad T520 stopped showing anything, it always shows the white screen. How it happened: in my Linux Mint, I verified that when I close the laptop lid, it enters Suspend mode, and when I ...
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TLA hell and Lenovo T450s trackpad/keyboard bezel replacement parts

I intend to replace the buggy and unergonomic trackpad on my T440s with a T450s' trackpad as i believe they are compatible. This link is to a bill of materials for a T450s from Lenovo's website: ...
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How can I use a small 90W power adapter with a ThinkPad W530?

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad W530 computer. The 170W power adapter it comes with is huge! I tried to plug in an old 90W adapter -- which is much smaller -- to the computer but immediately when it starts ...
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Linux X260 special keys

I am attempting to make use of my f4, f7-f12 special keys, but am unable to find event/key codes for them. I do have thinkpad_acpi, and am able to use f1-f3, f5-f6. Do people have suggestions no how I ...
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Synaptics Touchpad Driver crashes occasionally when using multitouch

I'm using a Lenovo Thinkpad w520 running Windows 10 (upgrade from Windows 7, not full re-install, btw). Like other thinkpads, it has a touchpad from Synaptics. Occasionally, and only when performing ...
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Black screen when trying to install Ubuntu or Debian on new laptop

I'm trying to install Ubuntu or Debian from a live usb, but I can't get past the grub screen. I have two physical USB drives and I used unetbootin to create the live usbs. I've tried the live USBs ...
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Thinkpad, Windows, middle button for “open in new tab” and scroll

There apparently is tpmiddle to make the middle button work like a scroll wheel PLUS a wheel press click. But the link to the synaptics SDK is broken. How can I make my middle trackpad button work "...
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Is it possible to upgrade a BGA 1224 CPU?

I want to upgrade the CPU of my T430s laptop from i7-3520M to i7-3632QM. I'm sure i7-3632QM is supported (same socket (BGA1224), same TDP (35W) and microcode found in BIOS (306A9.PAT)). So my ...
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My Lenovo IBM Thinkpad X60 abruptly stopped exporting a VMA signal. Did I mention the screen is broken?

My trusty everyday computer is an IBM Lenovo X60 Thinkpad, running Debian. The thing is pretty indestructible, but a few weeks ago I managed to break the screen by compressing it between the collapsed ...
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Thinkpad USB keyboard trackpoint to scroll in Visual Studio 2013/2015

How one would configure external thinkpad USB keyboard with trackpoint to scroll in Visual Studio 2013/2015? Note: just noticed that the scroll works only when the VS window is inactive. Edit: Using ...
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ThinkPad x230 Windows Hello

I have a ThinkPad x230i (2324-HF4) with a fingerprint reader on it. I've upgraded up to Windows 10 and I can't enable fingerprint login. In BIOS settings fingerprint reader is visible (I can erase ...
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Can I change the acceleration for my trackpoint on Linux/X11?

I have a Thinkpad t450s with the physical trackpoint buttons. It uses the synaptics driver and shows up like this in xinput(1): ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer ...
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Very bizarre battery level behavior for Thinkpad T430s on openSUSE

Okay, so I've just bought a second-hand Thinkpad T430s from ebay. Everything looked fine, the computer's in good shape. After installing openSUSE, I decide to see how long the battery will last. I ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad W530 intermittent shutdowns

My laptop (Lenovo Thinkpad W530) has been experiencing intermittent shutdowns, starting a couple of months ago. These shutdowns (and sometimes freezes - which eventually shut down the laptop) ...
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How to power on ThinkPad T440P from usb keyboard?

How can a ThinkPad T440P be powered on from a USB keyboard? I haven't found any settings in the BIOS for it. I have the keyboard, mouse and 27" monitor with displayport. I use it as a desktop and I ...
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Upgrading to SSD (Intel SSD Pro 1500) in Thinkpad T520 [duplicate]

I have a Thinkpad T520 with Windows 10 installed, it supports SATA III. I found a Intel SSD Pro 1500 for a good price in local craigslist. This SSD is made for business laptops, and the one I found ...
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Is my battery capacity normal for a 4 month old laptop?

I bought a Thinkpad E450 from Amazon last year. First day I plugged it in, the battery died. I had a battery replacement which after a month started failing, and more recently, another battery ...
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Is it possible to install a fingerprint reader in a thinkpad T520 that didn't come with one?

I have a Lenovo T520 but I didn't order it with a fingerprinter reader. I was wondering if it is possible to purchase the finger printer reader separately (like this one: ebay link, and install it ...
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is it possible to “reset” the counting mechanism of power manager for battery maintenance (Lenovo)

Lenovo thinkpad provides a power manager software that allows for battery gauge reset. It's a hunch but it seems that there is a counting mechanism every time I "perform reset". In early days when I ...
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Right ctrl-alt-del works but not Left ctrl-alt-del for Lenovo Thinkpad W520

I just received a Lenovo Thinkpad W520 and at the login screen left ctrl-alt-del won't work for me but the right ctrl-alt-del will. I have no idea of the history of this particular computer. Is ...
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How to remedy the cursor disppearance? [duplicate]

The cursor suddenly disappears while typing. It comes back after a seconds and disappears again.
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How to remedy a cursor disappearance while typing a text?

While typing a text, the cursor suddenly disappears and comes back after a seconds. It looks like it goes to autosaving.
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Xorg: no signal on external display

I'm having a problem accessing an external screen through the VGA connector on a ThinkPad T60 laptop. Xorg seems to detect the screen, because after connecting the screen to the VGA connector, I'm ...
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Onenote crashes Lenovo Power manager which crashes explorer

Everytime that I restart windows on my Thinkpad it resets my default printer to OneNote (part of microsoft's bloatware). The problem is, if I forget to change it back to the actuall printer then when ...
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Matching keyboard layout for Thinkpad W520 in SUSE?

I am trying to use a SUSE installation from my ThinkPad W520. However I am having a very hard time finding a matching keyboard layout. I have a German QWERTZ layout as you can see in the following ...
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Lenovo ThinkPad L52 - Wireless driver

I just formatted and installed Windows 7 on my Lenovo ThinkPad L520 laptop, and its wireless isn't working. I see this networking status on my desktop: I installed Realtek LAN Driver for Windows 7 ...
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Wireless issues on Lenovo ThinkPad

I'm currently experiencing wireless connectivity issues on my Lenovo ThinkPad T520. This started around a week ago - I couldn't find a way to fix it and ended up reinstalling Windows, but the problem ...
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Scrolling sensitivity issues with synaptics touchpad driver

I'm having a really annoying scrolling issue with the touchpad on my Lenovo X250 (Windows 10). The sensitivity of scrolling is dramatically decreased following the use of trackpoint scrolling. Example,...
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Lenovo Thinkpad HDD Error While Running Recovery Tool - Windows 7 OS

My Lenovo T430 started to "hang" or shut-down unexpectedly. Norton's did not find any viruses, but when running the Lenovo hardware tests (included with the system), a HDD failure was identified. I ...
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Windows 10 BSOD freeze after sleep + blue screen on boot

I had the following problem: I just fresh installed Windows 10 on my ThinkPad t450s and crashed after every sleep. When the laptop is in sleep mode and I open it and press a key to wake it up: ...
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Lenovo W530 with Quadro K2000M screen changes contrast drastically when switching to dark application

I have Lenovo W530 with Windows 8.1, and it has that annoying feature which changes contrast depending on colors of application (both on battery and AC). I've found that this is quite common on Intel ...
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Display signal cuts out due to static electricity

I have two monitors hooked up to a Thinkpad T450 using Displayport MST, and every once in a while, the signal would cut out briefly before coming back. I had no idea what the issue was, and I ...
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How to backup Lenovo Password Manager?

I just configured some Tasks to backup my Notebook daylie. Now I'd like to include my Lenovo Password Manager. I took a look into the Help but I couldn't find anything besides exporting my data. I ...
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How to improve ThinkPad Trackpoint on Windows (like Linux)?

The feel of the Thinkpad Trackpoint on Linux is far superior to Windows, in my opinion and in the opinion of many other users I've spoken to. I've searched for a way to remedy the clunky feeling of ...
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Any way to use Lenovo Fingerprint Manager instead of Windows Hello on Windows 10?

I just got a new Thinkpad T Series and upgraded from Windows 7.1 to Windows 10. Now when trying to Install Lenovo Fingerprint Manager Pro I get the message that this version of Windows won't support ...
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Where does Lenovo X1 2nd generation store its supervisor password?

I have forgotten the supervisor password for my Lenovo X1 carbon 2nd. generation. Searching online I figured out how to remove the password for 1st generation X1 laptops. But I also read that unlike ...
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New Lenovo laptop what should I do?

So we all know Lenovo have been on the limelight over the past year with their questionable added software / data selling but I still love the ThinkPad line. If I was to buy a brand new ThinkPad / ...
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Disable internal monitor in the BIOS of Lenovo w520

My Lenovo W520's internal port to the internal screen is dead, but I would like to use it as a server and it would be useful as such if I could install another operating system on it. that is hard ...