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

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Is there a way to remap, directly on indirectly, function keys on Lenovo Thinkpad laptops?

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga that by default goes into function mode; this means that F1-F12 keys work as various utility keys instead of their proper function. This is the behaviour I like and I ...
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Cannot load tp_smapi module on thinkpad x60

I have an old thinkpad x60 running debian. Recently, I brought a new battery, to check the stats(manufacture-data, first use etc ..) I installed a common program called tlp on the machine. But It ...
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thinkpad-10 tablet will not recognize external monitors on ubuntu 14.10

I am using a Thinkpad 10 tablet, model number: TP00064AFX, running ubuntu 14.10. I would like to extend the screen to 2 24" asus monitors. They displayed upon plugin on windows 8.1 however when I ...
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Why is my ThinkPad T60 trackpoint not recognized as a device?

On my ThinkPad T60, the touchpad works fine but the trackpoint does not work at all. Why that? Details and Diagnostics: The trackpoint is enabled in BIOS. The UltraNav tab of the Windows 7 mouse ...
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Thinkpad x220 restore factory settings after installing ubuntu

I've been using ubuntu in dual boot for a while now and it works great. I've got a new laptop and I want to bring my old x220 to factory settings. The problem is that I can't find this option. ...
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2 displays detected on ThinkPad T400

I want to ask if somebody know why there are 2 internal displays detected on my ThinkPad T400 on Win 8.1. I don't remember if it detect 2 displays also on other systems but I think yes. It brings a ...
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Slow Charging Battery : Thinkpad X60

I picked up an old thinkpad x60 from ebay a couple of weeks back and it has been serving me well as backup computer. So I ordered a 9 cell battery for it from amazon. It says its authentic lenovo but ...
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displayport + 3.5mm audio to HDMI?

I have a Lenovo W500 and apparently, the graphics card (ati radeon) doesn't support audio output through the display port. But, connecting separately from the headphones to the RCA inputs in the TV ...
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Lenovo T440s UltraNav trackpad: can I treat middle-button “click” as a right click?

I'm a pointing-stick-only user trying to adjust to the lack of dedicated mouse buttons on my new Lenovo ThinkPad T440s. I've mastered the left click but for right clicks I'm having trouble moving my ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon SSD overheating

I recently bought a used Thinkpad X1 Carbon, it had Windows 7 installed, and on a first check, the SanDisk SSD ran around 43-45 degrees, i then installed Windows 8.1 and on installing Visual Studio ...
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Does Thinkpad E430 Hard Drive Fit into Dell Vostro 1310?

I'm going to have my Thinkpad E430 repaired. So I want to place its hard drive into an older laptop - a Dell Vostro 1310. How can I know whether this hard drive fits into the older laptop or not? ...
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Can I disable the Thinkpad Ultranav driver for Windows 8.1? (use PS2 Mouse Driver instead)

I had the older driver working exactly the way that I want it to on my Lenovo Twist. Unfortunately, it's been driving me nuts ever since I upgraded to 8.1. I want it to work like a mouse. I was able ...
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ThinkPad X230 X230T X220 X220T reach over 100% volume with keyboard shortcut in GNOME?

My ThinkPad speakers aren't that loud and gnome on ubuntu 14.04 doesn't let me go over 100% volume using volume keys. I can go over 100 percent by going to settings > sound. is there any way go over ...
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Windows 8.1 boot stuck

Booting system (Windows 8.1) on my laptop (ThinkPad T400) often stuck on screen with Windows logo. I can't do anything but "hard shutdown" by holding start button. Then I start it again and Windows ...
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Windows 8.1 on ThinkPad S540 plagued by frequent BSODs with error CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED

I'm running Windows 8.1 on a Lenovo ThinkPad S540 laptop, and I encounter very frequent BSODs (even 3-4 times per day!), where the error code is always CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED. No further information ...
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Installing Windows 7 Drivers

So I am installing Windows 7 (ultimate) on a Lenovo Thinpad SL410 via a bootable CD, and the windows installation was kind enough to let me know I need to install a driver. However, it fails to ...
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Computer dies (power off) when waking from hibernate, otherwise works fine

I have a strange problem with my Lenovo T520. Since last week, every wake from hibernate has failed right after the Windows 8 logo shows up. The computer simply dies (like I removed the battery, or as ...
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IBM t60p with no OS crashes in live USB live CD and BIOS

So recently I decided to revamp my old t60p thinkpad. Replaced the display, replaced the heatsink and, today replaced the HDD. However, initially only the display seemed broken. After replacing it I ...
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Can a 20V, 4.5A travel adapter replace a 19V, 3.42A charger on ThinkPad T440 Lenovo?

I have a ThinkPad T440 that came with the new adapter plug "slim-fit". The original charger is 19V, 3.42A. I ordered a replacement AC for travel, and Lenovo sent to me a charger that is 20V, 4.5A, ...
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How to revert a Lenovo notebook to factory settings?

Given a Lenovo notebook where the hard drive has been formated completely. How can I get it back to factory settings? Can I get the Lenovo bloatware version of Windows 8 anywhere?
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Switching hard drive in lenovo flex 2 14

I have a Lenovo flex 2 14 with mechanical hard drive. I bought an SSD to switch it but I encountered a problem opening the laptop. I followed the manual here: manual I started by removing the ...
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Lenovo w540 doesn''t see external TV connected to miniDP/Thunderbolt

I'm trying to make my new Thinkpad W540 recognize the Samsung TV I'm connecting to it's thunderbolt connector. Nothing works. Both in Windows 7 and Kubuntu 14.04. Both 64 bit. All drivers are ...
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Do the temperatures indicate my laptop healthy?

The temperatures of my Thinkpad T400 are: acpitz-virtual-0 Adapter: Virtual device CPU_0: +57.0°C (crit = +127.0°C) CPU_1: +56.0°C (crit = +100.0°C) thinkpad-isa-0000 Adapter: ISA ...
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A black thing falls out of the USB port of my laptop

My new laptop fan cooler's usb cable plug sucks a small black thing out of a usb port on my lenovo Thinkpad T400. That thing seems to be used for fixing the four pins inside the port. Without it, the ...
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Thinkpad L520 randomly freezes

My Lenovo Thinkpad L520 keeps randomly freezing. It totally locks up so that even STRG+ALT+DELETE does not help and there is no bluescreen. The only thing left is the fixed screen and only hard ...
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Battery life up to 8 hours for 4-cell and 8-cell? [closed]

I would like to buy a thinkpad yoga, but I am not sure how to estimate the battery life since each website post different type of batteries for the thinkpad yoga and all of them say the battery life ...
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Windows 8.1 - WiFi connection troubles

I recently got a Thinkpad Edge E430 for work, with Win 8.1 installed. My problem is that I can't connect to any Wireless connection. Whenever I want to connect to WiFi, Windows tries to connect for a ...
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how can I use internal speakers on a thinkpad?

I want to use an external mic (regular headphone jack) and internal speakers. when I connect the microphone, it works well, but then I can't hear a thing (I use Skype). I tried to change input/output ...
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What is hot key to toggle appearance/disappearance of audio volume display in T 60?

Somehow I pressed a key combination on my Lenovo T60, XP and the large volume indicator sprang into my view in the lower center of the screen and now remains there instead of hiding except when used. ...
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Badly drawn mouse cursor with grey circle flickering between default mouse cursor on Lenovo Thinkpad X220 Tablet with Windows 7

There is a Lenovo Thinkpad X220 Tablet with all manner of strange Lenovo crapware installed on it. It also has touch screen Windows 7 installed, also not something I'm familiar with. I'm not blaming ...
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Lenovo Update on ThinkPad x230 w/ SSD confused about AHCI drivers

Using Win7 Enterprise 64-bit on a ThinkPad x230 with an SSD. Lenovo Update 5.06.1006 has me install Intel Rapid Storage AHCI driver for Windows 64 ver 11.2.0.1006 from Intel dated 5/30/2012 After a ...
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How to turn off Thinkpad monitor (third monitor) in Windows 8.1?

I have a Thinkpad laptop connected to two monitors and full keyboard. The laptop's monitor is showing as a third monitor. Is there a way to turn it off and not show in Window 8.1?
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Thinkpad Synaptics Trackpoint: Scrolling suddenly freezes with difficulty to resume

I've used several Thinkpad models (IBM and Lenovo) with the same problem. From time to time vertical scrolling with the Trackpoint stops working. I have to apply a huge amount of pressure to the ...
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ThinkPad T440p clickpad configuration

I am currently trying to get the clickpad of my ThinkPad T440p to work according to my expectations, but am facing some issues. I'd like to configure the clickpad so that the three top buttons are ...
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How can I invert the scrolling direction for the lenovo thinkpad trackpoint?

In Windows 8.1 I invert the scrolling direction of the touchpad and external mouse by using the following AutoHotkey script. However, the trackpoint scrolling is still not affected by this. How can I ...
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Thinkpad T420 upper UltraNav keys are not working

I have an issue with an T420. Using the Trackpoint the higher keys are easier to reach, but not working. Only the lower ones respond to clicks, the one with an red circle are not responding. I ...
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How to save Windows license before installing Ubuntu

I purchased a new Lenovo Thinkpad L540 laptop. This laptop was supposed to be installed with Windows 8 pro but instead it came with Windows 7 Pro with an option to upgrade to windows 8 Pro. Now they ...
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How can I make external monitor to work on safe mode?

My Machine is now working only on safe mode I'm using windows 7 64-bit pro edition I want my external monitor to work, is there any way doing it? I'm using Lenovo Thinkpad W-530
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Thinkpad Yoga “Disk I/O Error” (Linux)

My machine is sporadically remounting the SDD readonly due to a "Disk I/O Error". This seems only to happen when I connect to the laptop to a power source or after resuming from suspend. The SSD ...
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Lenovo hardware test “local connection test” failed for Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205

My Lenovo ThinkPad T430s occasionally has WiFi connectivity problems where it will work for a few minutes, and then connections will fail even though it is still connected to the AP with a strong ...
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Remove Right Click Area on Lenovo ThinkPad W540

The Lenovo ThinkPad W540 does away with dedicated buttons for the trackpad and instead the whole trackpad area is clickable. The lack of any buttons to feel, coupled with the fact that trackpad is ...
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Thinkpad E420S powers on but doesn't boot for 15-20 minutes

What exactly is happening is: I shutdown/hibernate the laptop after using the day before and go to sleep The next day when I turn on the laptop - the thinkpad 'i' lights up (stays up) and the fan ...
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Permanent permissions change on /proc

I have a Kopete plug-in that tries to blink my Thinkpad light when I have a new incoming message. To accomplish this it uses a /proc virtual file provided by the thinkpad-acpi kernel module, situated ...
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Thinkpad Yoga TouchPad gestures stop working

I am having a problem with my Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga in that it seems that the Touchpad has the tendency to stop recognizing multi-touch gestures like scrolling or zooming after the device has gone into ...
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Thinkpad hotswap second ssd

I have a Thinkpad T520 with 2 SSDs. One is installed in the internal bay and the other in a hdd caddy. Sometimes I Want to use the DVD drive. Would it be safe to swap the 2nd SSD with the DVD drive ...
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Do modern Ivy-Bridge and Haswell graphics support 4k?

If you look at the specs of the latest models of lots of different laptops, specifically, those built around the integrated graphics of the 22nm "tick" Ivy Bridge or even 22nm "tock" ...
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Is it possible to replace the video card in IBM Lenevo thinkpad w510

I have IBM Think PAD w510. When i turn on thwn i get 1 long beep and 2 short beeps with no display ...
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Mouse is unresponsive when the computer is busy

I've been facing a very annoying problem with my Lenovo Thinkpad T430. Occasionally, when I'm performing some tasks that can use a good amount of CPU time, my mouse becomes highly unresponsive. It ...
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DVI Thinkpad monitors through Intel on Dock

Hardware is an Thinkpad T520 with Optimus technology. Video Cards: Nvidia NVS 4200M Intel 3000 HD Dock: Mini dock 433810U With this dock + laptop combination, the external displays are not ...
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Windows Experience Index (WEI) / WinSAT results show all zeros on Windows 8.1 machine

I am trying to calculate my WEI/WinSAT scores on a Windows 8.1 machine (Lenovo ThinkPad W530). Since the WEI graphical user interface has been removed in Windows 8.1 I am using the command line ...