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

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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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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. ...
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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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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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Swapping the Fn and Ctrl Keys on a Lenovo ThinkPad Keyboard

I have this keyboard, and I'm trying to remap Fn to Ctrl and Ctrl to Fn, if at all possible. I read in some links that the scan code of Fn is only detectable by the Lenovo driver and not Windows. ...
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Need help on figuring the best way to reset forgotten SVP on T410

So, I was replacing thermal paste on my T410 and disconnected the CMOS in error when disassembling. Now my T410 is locked with a SVP and won't let me in. I've tried all the password combinations I use ...
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x220 touchpad parameters on Elementary OS

I have Elementary OS installed on my Lenovo X220. The touchpad works OK but one really annoying thing is that during the time the 'button' is depressed the bottom part of the touchpad which comprises ...
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Lenovo Yoga 15 maximum RAM allowed

My company was provided with a Lenovo Yoga 15, the one including the RealSense F200 camera It has come equipped with a RAM of 8GB and that's fine. We were thinking to extend it to 16GB according to ...
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T420s Fn hotkey functionality Win7

I used the Lenovo factory recovery partition and reinstalled all the drivers including hotkey functionality/smif and keyboard related drivers. Only a few of the hotkeys work (unfortunately not the ...
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Can I enable bluetooth on a Lenovo E520 running Windows 10?

I downloaded this driver, but Windows blocks the setup from running saying it's incompatible. Are there any way to get bluetooth running on this computer?
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Disable Wireless when connected to the wire (LAN mode)? Best strategy and advice

Is there a new possibly method in GPO (Group Policy Management) to automatically turn off wireless when a network cable is plugged in and to turn in on when not cable is detected. Using the following ...
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Lenovo thinkpad t450s slow to log in

I'm a proud new owner of Lenovo t450s. This laptop is really great, beautiful and powerful. But I have a major problem with it. It takes ages to open the login screen! Either when I lock the computer ...
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Thinkpad Yoga + VS2013 - End/Insert key swap

This one is driving me nuts. When running Visual Studio 2013 on my Thinkpad Yoga the 'End' key becomes 'Insert' and I have to hit Fn+End to actually go to the end of the line. The other Fn keys ...
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Lost my Lenovo Recovery partition

I by mistake deleted my recovery partition in Lenovo Thinkpad E420. How can i have that Partiotion again. I tried a exe found in Program Files(x86)->Lenovo->Factory It temporarily create that drive ...
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Laptop battery lasts significantly shorter than it should

A few days ago I bought a refurbished ThinkPad x201i with the following specs. i3 processor 250GB hard drive, 7200rpm 2GB RAM Runs Ubuntu 12.04 with xfce. Screen brightness set to around 50% most ...
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thinkpad screen gets stripy - hardware or software issue?

On a thinkpad L412, running xubuntu 15.04, I get various strange atrifacts on the screen, mostly stripes. It can realiably be triggered by moving the mouse pointer to the upper left corner. It also ...
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How to get wifi to reconnect automatically?

Hardware is a Lenovo Thinkpad 10. Operating System is Windows 10 (32-bit). Upon boot, the machine will connect to wireless just fine. However, if the wireless drops for any reason (such as signal ...
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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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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 ...