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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How to get used of trackpoint on a thinkpad?

Recently my shoulder hurts due to frequently arm movement switching between keyboard and mouse. Then I start using trackpoint. The problem is, while everyone saying the trackpoint is more accurate ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Behavior of Windows 7 power options (Sleep, then hibernate)

I have my Lenovo X220 running Windows 7 Pro configured to (on battery): 1. Sleep after 20 minutes 2. Hibernate after 45 minutes However it seems like whenever I leave my laptop for a long period, I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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ThinkPad X121E BIOS: UEFI/Legacy Ubuntu Installation doen't start

I got a ThinkPad X121E which refuses to install Ubuntu Linux (neither 32 nor 64 Bit). Windows7 64 Bit is no problem though. Here the details: Installation works perfectly (I do partitions manually ...
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Where is the serial number on T440s?

I need the machine type and serial number of my T440s. I can't find it at the bottom of the laptop. Is this normal? I remember that it was clearly visible on my old T420s.
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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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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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Secondary (extended) monitor turns off when I remove power cable from my laptop

I have a 2 monitor setup. An extended monitor that connects to my Lenovo Thinkpad T530. When I removes power cable from my laptop to run it on battery, the secondary (extended) monitor turns off. Can ...
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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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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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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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Cannot access USB flash drive

I cannot access the Sandisk USB I insert into my laptop's USB port. It was working fine just yesterday, but now it's not showing up in My Computer. It shows up in Devices and Printers, but there is ...
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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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Screen Brightness Changes Depending on Screen Contents - how do i turn it off?

I recently got a ThinkPad x240 with Windows 8.1. I have a problem regarding screen brightness, but it's nothing that seems to have been discussed here, yet. It's not one of the common brightness ...
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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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ThinkPad T530 TouchPad stops responding

I have a ThinkPad T530 running Windows 8 Pro X64. I use two finger scrolling with my touchpad, and often scrolling will stop working for a few seconds, causing the cursor to just move erratically ...
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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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Upgrading processor IBM x31

I have an IBM X31 notebook that is running windows 7 home premium. Its current specs are a 1.4GHz intel pentium processor with 1GB of RAM. Is it possible to upgrade the processor in it and if so how ...
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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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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 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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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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Can't turn on Intel 5300 Wifi on Lenovo T530

I have an Intel 5300 Wireless Card in my new Lenovo ThinkPad T530. Sometimes, when I use the Wireless switch on the side of the computer, when I turn it back on the computer still says that the Wifi ...
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Lenovo T420 integrated camera is not working

Im using a Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with Windows 7 64-bit and my integrated webcam is not working. Skype settings always show an error (see below). I tried to install this driver but it didn't work. ...
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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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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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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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Why are the Ctrl and Fn keys swapped on my Thinkpad?

I just used a Thinkpad for the first time ever. It's weird; the Ctrl and Fn keys are swapped. Why is this? How can I fix it?
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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 ...