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Lenovo Thinkpad T60 laptop frequently fails to boot

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T60 laptop which has run several operating systems over the years (each separately), but lately it's been having trouble booting. It exhibited this problem first while running ...
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Spilt soup on my T400 keyboard and it turns itself off [duplicate]

I accidentally spilled some soup onto my keyboard, and my laptop (Thinkpad T400) turned itself off, probably because of short-circuit. It can't be turned on now. I remove the power and the battery. ...
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1answer
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How to initialize a lithium-ion battery?

I just bought a lithium-ion battery for a Lenovo ThinkPad T61, and frustratingly it displays being able to charge only at 91% of its design capacity (65.16 Wh out of the designed 71.28 Wh). ...
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1answer
93 views

Lenovo Thinkpad E430 Running Linux Freezes Seemingly Randomly

My Lenovo Thinkpad E430 is running Xubuntu 12.04, and has been since April of 2013 (when I bought the laptop). For the past several weeks, my laptop has been freezing seemingly randomly. I started ...
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0answers
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Thinkpad laptop flooded with liquid while powered off, won't turn on anymore [not trivial]

A classic IBM Thinkpad T30 (MT2367) laptop has been flooded with a salty water for a period of ~2 hours while powered off, having AC cord unplugged & both batteries (main battery and a tiny backup ...
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Why to choose a “proper” workstation over good ultrabook? [closed]

I'm considering buying new laptop and the performance is very important to me (I'm a programmer and I'm processing 2D and 3D graphics, simulations, etc). I travel sometimes, so the weight, screen ...
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3answers
375 views

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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2answers
173 views

Keeping a laptop power supply on without a laptop connected - any negative consequences?

Sometimes I unplug my Thinkpad laptop from its AC/DC power supply adapter and keep the adapter connected to the power socket. Are there any possible negative consequences? Some ideas I was thinking ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad W500 - fruit pulp got in around docking socket, black screen

Banana pulp got into the laptop through the docking socket area. Already disassembled the laptop, and cleaned as much pulp as I can see from the bottom side of the motherboard, as well as surrounding ...
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0answers
262 views

Certain keys not working on a T40 thinkpad

I just got my friend's laptop that had a few problems. My friend didn't bother to get it repaired at the time and got himself a better machine. As I've never been a "laptop" man I never even ...
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2answers
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lenovo thinkpad t410 installing ssd [closed]

Hi: I want to replace my existing stock 320GB spinning hard drive with a 256GB SSD. What is the procedure for doing this? Is it something like make a Windows Image copy of the current HD on an ...
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1answer
134 views

Alt+SysRq on a laptop

I have a Lenovo T410, and I would like to use the SysRq key, but whenever I press the Alt+SysRq+letter combination, I keep getting the print screen dialog in linux. Is there a way around this? I ...
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1answer
1k views

“Use this device as the primary monitor” is now greyed out

I was using an external TV to watch DVDs using the S-Video output of my Thinkpad T41. I checked the box "Extend my windows desktop onto this monitor." That worked, and the icons that don't fit on my ...
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2answers
4k views

External speakers make buzzing noise when laptop is plugged in

Any powered external speakers I connect to my laptop make a buzzing noise when my laptop is plugged in. I also have battery-powered noise-canceling headphones that make the buzzing if noise canceling ...
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1answer
889 views

Laptop CPU fan not working properly

My laptop's CPU fan is suddenly acting very bizarre, and I am at a loss for what to do so I am asking for some help. Specifically, the fan is not even starting to spin until the CPU reaches 60 ...
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1answer
263 views

Laptop display not working unless DVI cable is plugged in

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with an i5 processor and integrated graphics. I dropped the laptop and now the screen is not working. I replaced the screen and it is still not working. It shows the BIOS ...
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2answers
557 views

Can I fine-tune my screen brightness keys? (Ubuntu Studio, Thinkpad T420s)

I am in a similar situation as question Can I fine-tune my screen brightness? . For me, Thinkpad T420s and Ubuntu Studio 11.10. The brightness keys work fine but the increments are too large. I have ...
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1answer
198 views

Correcting inaccurate DMI data

I bought a refurbished Thinkpad T410 which has the incorrect Product, Verion and Serial number entered in the DMI data. I installed a new OEM disk of Windows 7 Pro. While installing the Thinkpad ...
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1answer
354 views

How do I determine if an SSD fits into my tablet/notebook?

I have a Lenovo X220 Tablet. My question is: How do I determine if an SSD, e.g. this OCZ Octane SATA III SSD will fit?
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1answer
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Thinkpad T60 does not turn on

When I plug in the charge, the battery symbol and the charge symbol will light up green. Then, when I try to press the power button, the lights turn off and nothing happens. After this, the only ...
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1answer
2k views

Thinkpad T400 drops its wireless connection

My Laptop is Lenovo Thinkpad T400 with Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 Symptoms: When I use Ubuntu 12.04 (and 10.10 previously), every now and then, the wireless connection drops, and then no wireless ...
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2answers
479 views

Thinkpad L412 Fan not working and some fn keys as well

I have a problem with my laptop which is following : The cooling system had completely stopped working Some hot keys doesn't respond anymore (brightness, sound) First of all, I was thinking about ...
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2answers
875 views

Install Lenovo software on clean ThinkPad X301 with Win 7 Ultimate?

I just did a clean install of Win 7 Ultimate to my ThinkPad X301. Windows seems to have drivers available for most of the system devices, if not all of them. If I choose not to install the Lenovo ...
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3answers
883 views

Laptop Running Slower Without Battery Attached

I have a Thinkpad T520 and I'm monitoring my CPU using CPU-Z. For some reason, when I detach the battery, the CPU only run till 800MHz. Whereas when I run using battery power, it goes up to 2.3GHz. I ...
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1answer
834 views

Thinkpad screen is blank

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad W500. A few days ago, the screen started going blank. Squeezing it generally caused it come back on. This progressed to the point where I had to squeeze it continuously to get ...
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1answer
475 views

lenovo screen suddenly messed up

I have a new lenovo thinkpad E420. Was working fine all day yesterday after i did a fresh install of windows 7 x64 on it and installed all the lenovo drivers from their official support website. ...
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2answers
594 views

Thinkpad T420s Flashes a Black Screen for 1s When AC Plugs In/Out

Just as the title says. A friend of mine is having this issue with his laptop. Is this normal? Can it be fixed such that there is no black screen flash?
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2answers
674 views

Should LCD Brightness Match Environmental Lighting?

I have a new T410 laptop and ever since I've been using it, I've discovered that my eyes don't stress as much when I adjust the brightness to my environmental lighting. For example, during the day, I ...
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1answer
327 views

Compare motherboard specification of laptops

Sometimes you can customize a ThinkPad so that a T series has the same CPU and RAM as, say, an L series. I guess you can have the same storage and graphics too, but that's not my concern. The question ...
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2answers
3k views

Why can't my laptop charge batteries or run on AC power?

I have a broken ThinkPad T61. It ran hot and died while on AC power. When I attempted to boot it, I got the BIOS message "Fan error." I'm assuming that something got too hot and broke as a result of ...
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6answers
4k views

Maximum Windows volume, laptop's bar is at 50% - how can I boost the system volume further?

I have a laptop with Windows 7. I set all the usual volume control are at max (via the mixer), but there is a separate (hardware?) volume bar that is displayed whenever I change the volume, and it is ...
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1answer
473 views

Think Pad T410 vs W510 for development [closed]

I am looking to get a new laptop for work. I will be mostly programming in Visual Studio 2010 and have 2 options: ThinkPad W510 with i7-720QM processor ThinkPad T410 i7-620M (2.66GHz, 4MB L3, ...
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1answer
547 views

Is my Thinkpad's screen broken or is it me?

So I've bought Thinkpad Edge 14. A fine machine in many areas, BUT! I hate its display. The things flickers! It's like having a CRT with too low frequency. If I wave my hand in front of it, I see the ...
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1answer
3k views

How to stop my laptop's screen from rotating when I press Alt + Arrow?

I have a ThinkPad laptop, and whenever I press Alt + Left arrow, my screen rotates to the left. How do I stop this annoying behavior?
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1answer
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Planning a Thinkpad upgrade — need advice

I have a Lenovo R61 provided by our college.(2 years old currently) the current config is C2D - T5670 1.8Ghz 2GB RAM(DDR 2 667Mhz) 160 HDD Am planning to upgrade it in Dec this yr, with the ...
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4answers
1k views

Which laptop to choose: Lenovo Thinkpad or Macbook? [closed]

I'm looking for a new laptop and don't know what to choose - Lenovo Thinkpad T61(or similar series) or Macbook. Area of usage: coding, surfing, no virtualization. That's it. I don't need super ...
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lenovo thinkpad sl500 fn keys & hdd protection on ubuntu

(i use ubuntu 10.04 64bit) i cant get most of my fn keys to work in this laptop. i especially need fn+f8, which switches between trackpoint & touchpad. what i tried: sudo nano /etc/modules ...
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2answers
240 views

Will I see any worthwhile I/O improvements with Intel Turbo Memory?

I have an ultraportable ThinkPad X200s, which I am very happy with (it's my sixth ThinkPad), which has a fast 7,200rpm 160GB Hitachi hard drive. I have not upgraded it with an SSD as I am waiting for ...
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1k views

Lenovo R61 keeps shutting off spontaneously

I have a Lenovo R61 that was working fine except that the fan has been rattling lately. I came back to it after a normal day and it was off. It would not power on at all. The indicator light for the ...
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1answer
505 views

Disabling keys from a T60 thinkpad laptop

I have two keys in the keyboard that are not useful for me (the page back and page forward by the arrow keys - I press them accidentally - which is NOT fun). Is there a way to disable these keys ?
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4answers
971 views

Thinkpad laptop heats up more than it used to - what are my options?

I have a 3 yr old laptop (Thinkpad T61) which runs seemingly much hotter than it used to. It's not uncomfortable to touch, but I wonder whether I should do something about it. It does get ...
5
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5answers
12k views

Can you plug-in the battery while laptop is on AC only?

I'm using my laptop at home with battery removed and only connected to the AC power. However I'm lacking the mobility as my power cord is kinda short. Is it safe from electrical point of view to plug ...
2
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2answers
2k views

How can I turn off the battery meter on my Thinkpad T500?

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T500 with Windows 7 Enterprise (n). Even though my laptop is docked (or plugged in), there is a battery meter to the left of the system tray: I'd like to turn that off if ...
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1answer
213 views

Windows 7 laptop with problems shutting down

This is a thinkpad convertible tablet with Windows 7. When you try to shut down, it seizes at a screen with a gradient background and a Think/Thinkpad logo (forgot which). If you close it at that ...
0
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1answer
686 views

Thinkpad T41 - running it as a closet server with the lid closed

I am building a home closet server out of a Thinkpad T41 laptop. In theory it should be more powerful and cheaper to run than a few slices of virtual servers, and reliability is not a big concern for ...
2
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3answers
983 views

Lenovo Thinkpad SL500 and Keyboard Flex problem

I was testing a Thinkpad SL500 system at a local store and found the flexing of the keyboard to be quite a deal breaker for me; it was flexing quite prominently with very little pressure applied. I ...
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4answers
881 views

Thinkpad T20 beep code

I have an IBM Thinkpad T20, circa 2000, that a few months ago stopped booting, and instead beeps four times in quick succession and then turns off. I looked at the IBM documentation which suggests a ...
3
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6answers
4k views

Very poor battery life on Lenovo ThinkPad W500 laptop

I have a new ThinkPad W500 laptop (w/ 9 cell battery) running Windows 7 RTM 64-bit. All drivers* and BIOS are the latest. Battery life appeared poor so I performed several tests under the following ...
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2answers
1k views

Laptop docking station for home use with ThinkPad W500? [closed]

On my old personal laptop (Dell 5150), I have been using an XBrand Universal Docking Stand for years with an external keyboard and mouse hooked up to it. It works OK for Windows XP, giving me USB ...
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5answers
555 views

Frequent Vista Crash with no blue screen

Using Vista and iTunes 8.2.1.6 the OS will just shut off (no blue screen, no warning of any kind) on my docked TSeries ThinkPad. I mention iTunes because it seems to happen most often when ...