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

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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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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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Loss of Power Management upon Standby Resume

I've got a Lenovo ThinkPad X220. Occasionally, when returning from sleep, the power management functions will cease to operate. I can't change the brightness of the display, the machine gets ...
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Occasionally my T60 Windows XP laptop turns off for no apparent reason

My IBM T60 laptop (running Windows XP Proefssional SP3) shuts down, a hard shut down. When I reboot, the splash screen comes up and then an error window comes up stating that I have a choice of ...
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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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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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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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Stop on-screen keyboard from automatic popup

How can I stop the pop-up keyboard from automatically popping up anytime I click on a place to type? I really do use the regular keyboard most often. This is on a Lenovo Yoga Thinkpad running Windows ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Thinkpad Edge E430 slowed down to a crawl

We bought 2 thinkpad E430 systems in September 2012. They were running Windows 7 pretty smooth as the time but as it stands today, my dad's thinkpad has slowed down to a crawl. Clicking on the start ...
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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 ...
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What is the range of sound frequencies for my laptop's sound card?

My laptop is Thinkpad T400. How can i find out what its sound card is (find that out under Ubuntu?) the minimum and maximum frequencies of sound its sound card can produce? Thanks.
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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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Thinkpad T410i SSD M.2

I would like to upgrade my Thinkpad T410i with SSD M.2 disk. The notebook has miniPCIE port (WWAN module). Can I put M.2 SSD disk to miniPCIE port?
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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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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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Which software is safe to remove from a ThinkPad? [closed]

So Lenovo is known for installing a lot of software on their computers, and unfortunately I have some of this on mine. This is a list of what I might want to remove from my computer. My question is, ...
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Move hdd to other laptop, need Win7 reinstall? [duplicate]

A Thinkpad T61p died (motherboard), I think hdd is ok. I then mounted the hdd in a Thinkpad R61i; after hardware change warning, it gave BSOD and instantly shut down. Is it possible to maintain ...
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Keep the battery from charging fully (without Lenovo power manager)

Is there any tool (for Windows 7) to set a threshold for when the laptop battery should stop charging? I could use the Lenovo Power Manager, however I actually prefer Windows' native power management ...
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Why does running Linux eventually cause my ThinkPad T430 to refuse to boot or enter diagnostics?

I have a Thinkpad T430. Every time that I install Linux (Latest CentOS) on it, after a while, the computer refuses to boot, go into bios, or boot / diagnostics menu. I've run Windows on it, and it ...
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ThinkPad Windows 7 laptop is often slow but only when plugged into AC power

It's a ThinkPad W510, with Windows 7. I've been struggling with this since I got the laptop. Very often, say for 20-30 minutes at a time several times a day, the laptop gets painfully slow. I'm ...
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Mount and dismount hard drive through a script/software [duplicate]

is there a way to mount and dismount a connected harddrive through a script or a simple utility software in Windows 8.1? Basically, I have a hard drive in the ultrabay slot of my ThinkPad (instead of ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad Overheating

I recently re-imaged my computer to a version of Windows 7. It was working fine until it started shutting down whenever I played a game online. Even just browsing online it is getting too hot and I'm ...
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Unable to clone mSATA disk in my W530

I recently bought a used W530 from eBay, which is in good shape. It has a 240GB mSATA and two other disks. It runs on Win 7 pro 64bit. I used its recovery media disk to restore the computer to its ...
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Thinkpad Synaptics Trackpoint: Scrolling suddenly freezes with difficulty to resume

From time to time vertical scrolling with the Trackpoint stops working. This doesn't cause any error and this is not permanent. Current bypass possibilities: Increase pressure on the stick until it ...
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Connecting two different laptop docking stations to dual monitors [closed]

Hoping someone can tell me what I need to get this accomplished for my boss. We have two monitors in a conference room and want to set them up to two different docking stations. Some of our reps have ...
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Linux Mint: Switch Wacom pen sides

I am running Linux Mint 17 x64 on Cinnamon. I have a Lenovo Thinkpad X220 with tablet. My pen has something wrong with it (Windows and Linux) where the eraser and pen are flipped when it registers. ...
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2100: Detection error on HDD0 black screen error lenovo thinkpad carbon x1

I am having an issue with this lenovo thinkpad carbon x1, It's about 3 months old. With normal use, It all of the sudden goes into a black screen saying 2100: Detection error on HDD0 (Main HDD) Press ...
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How to boot to Windows 8.1 in UEFI boot mode?

I recently installed Windows 8.1 from a USB drive. In order to boot from the USB drive, I had to disable secure boot in the BIOS and switched to Legacy boot mode (from UEFI boot mode). After the ...
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Linux Mint/Ubuntu refuses to suspend laptop

I have a laptop running a Ubuntu distro that refuses not suspend. This happens about 3 times a week. The experience is you either close the lid, or send the system into suspend from the shut down ...
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Laptop Noise From Internal Battery Section [closed]

(Not entirely sure that this is due to the internal battery, but that's my guess.) I have a brand new Thinkpad T450s and it has both internal and external battery. I have noticed that when my laptop ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad 400 beeps after installing 2x4GB RAM

I just bought 2 x 4GB RAM (Corsair Value Select 4GB DDR3 1066MHz CL7 SODIMM (CM3X4GSD1066)) for my Lenovo Thinkpad T400. I installed the RAM and I get beeps (1-3-3-1). Does anyone have any ...
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Changing Harddisks and recovery media

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad whose hard disk has started giving errors (but still works). Lenovo is replacing the HD under the 3 year warranty. However, they say the OS and data is my baby, they have ...
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Integrated video camera in Lenovo Thinkpad x201 shows image upside down

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad x201 with Fedora 20, and any time I use the integrated camera, the picture shows upside down. Before you think that the screen orientation is changed, the rest of the screen ...
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How to change dead zone / palm detection in xSwipe Gnome Ubuntu 14.10

So I am using Xswipe to get multi finger gestures working properly in Unbuntu. I am new to linux but have followed many tutorials to get it set up just the way I like. The last nagging issue I have is ...
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Windows 7 Alt-Tab program auto-cycle on ThinkPad T440s

I have followed this issue regarding the program auto-cycle when Alt-Tab is pressed with great interest, and tried many of the suggested solutions, some of which work and some don't. I found the ...
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Error report when hibernating ubuntu/thinkpad

When I hibernate my laptop (Thinkpad T440p with Ubuntu 14.10 (64Bit)) it shortly blinks the following error message before hibernating. The system itself is relatively virgin. With the following ...
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ThinkPad T400 and Windows 8.1 “compatibility and support”

firstly, it's really hard to make title on this but I'll try to explain below. This problem occurs for some time but I think, not from very beginning of using Windows 8.1 on my ThinkPad T400. When I ...
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Is it possible to remap the Back/Forward keys of a Thinkpad USB keyboard on Linux?

On my Thinkpad laptop I can easily change the Back/Forward keys to something else (I usually map them to PageDown/PageUp), as they have their own keycode (166 and 167): xmodmap -e 'keycode 166=Prior' ...
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W530 separate microphone/headphone input/output

I have a W530 Thinkpad. Is it possible to separate the microphone input and sound output? I am using a Apple earphones and it has a built in mic. Can I disable microphone input and enable the one on ...