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

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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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Can I change the acceleration for my trackpoint on Linux/X11?

I have a Thinkpad t450s with the physical trackpoint buttons. It uses the synaptics driver and shows up like this in xinput(1): ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer ...
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Lenovo X1 Carbon suddenly slows when AC is attached

To avoid anyone losing time reading this all, the solution that worked twice is: Restore your PC using "System Restore" to a point in time prior to when you started experiencing this problem Today ...
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Very bizarre battery level behavior for Thinkpad T430s on openSUSE

Okay, so I've just bought a second-hand Thinkpad T430s from ebay. Everything looked fine, the computer's in good shape. After installing openSUSE, I decide to see how long the battery will last. I ...
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Video card not detected on Lenovo T410 in Linux

I have a T410 with an nVidia NVS 3100M, this is not a hybrid system, there is no Optimus. (No option in the BIOS for Optimus, lspci in linux as well as the Windows device manager only show the nVidia) ...
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Lenovo W530 with Windows 8.1 not recognizing external monitor

I just got a Lenovo W530 through work running Windows 8.1 Enterprise 64-bit. My VGA port on the side of the laptop does not recognize any external monitor plugged into it. My company's IT guys and I ...
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Linux on Lenovo W541, problems with Nvidia driver

Trying to get Linux Mint 17.2 installed on my new Lenovo W541 refresh. The installation works fine with the Nouveau graphics. But Nouveau doesn't do well with additional displays attached to the dock. ...
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Lenovo W530 with Quadro K2000M screen changes contrast drastically when switching to dark application

I have Lenovo W530 with Windows 8.1, and it has that annoying feature which changes contrast depending on colors of application (both on battery and AC). I've found that this is quite common on Intel ...
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Does Lenovo T430s (with NVS 5200) support dp 1.2 daisy chaining?

I have a Lenovo T430s with Nvidia 5200M and Intel HD 4000. My question is: does this support daisy chaining of monitors from it's miniDP port? I am using windows 7. I want to us it with 2 Dell U2415.
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Nvidia Optimus not connected to any display?

While trying to spec out a Lenovo T440p ThinkPad with Nvidia graphics and a docking station allowing for dual monitors, I found a forum post implying that the Nvidia Optimus could not be used with ...
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Thinkpad W500 ATI Card Failing to Start on Windows 7 64-Bit

Here's my setup: Thinkpad W500 ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 Running the latest Win7 drivers from ATI v 8.632.1.2000 (Aug. 17th!) Windows 7 Ultimate Edition Clean install. In the device manager I'm ...
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Very slow Windows 7 on Thinkpad T61

I have a very strange problem with my fresh install of Windows 7 Profesional, 64bits on my Lenovo Thinkpad T61 : The overal performance is very slow, the disk is constantly spinning, even without any ...
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What kind of SATA interface is on a Thinkpad X120E?

I recently ordered a Thinkpad X120E with an AMD Fusion (Zacate) chipset. I am eyeballing an SSD for it, however newer SSDs are coming out with 6Gbps SATA interfaces. I doubt such a cheap laptop has ...
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I can't find WLAN drivers for my ThinkPad Edge 13 (AMD)

So, today I bought this machine (Croatian site but you should be able to analyze the specs). There were no CD's in the box. Fortunately, the Windows Update service (I installed Win 7 x64) was able to ...
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Any chances of fixing a broken mainboard?

I've got here a Thinkpad T60 which has, according to phone support, a broken motherboard. Is there any chance that I can fix this? (I fear not…) When I press the power button it lights up all the ...
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Thinkpad Edge E535 freezing

I bought a new Thinkpad Edge E535. has 4GB of RAM and specs at the bottom of the post. It freezes randomly in Windows Explorer and sometimes it has problems shutting down. When I shut down the screen ...
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How to turn off Fn key on IBM T60 programmatically

I have some problems with the Fn key on my IBM T60. I'm using Windows 7. The Fn key remains pressed all the time, so I want to turn it off programmatically. Please tell me how I can do this?
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IBM R50e to be used as a server?

Here's my plan: I have an old laptop, IBM R50e. I want to set it up as a home server to be reached by the other machines at home. I'll leave it open all the time. Can it be used as a server at home? ...
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I have disabled the DVD on my IBM Thinkpad, now it will not start

I was having issues with the DVD on my IBM thinkpad so I foolishly decided to disable it. Now it will not boot. After starting it,a blue screen comes up and tells me to run the "chkdsk /F" command, ...
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ibm t61 battery isn't charged

I've just bought an IBM T61 laptop and it has a non-orginal battery. Everything was ok (laptop worked without being plugged in), but something has changed, and now the battery isn't charged. Power ...
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No audio after XPProSP3 install to IBM/Lenovo T60 Thinkpad

Sound worked fine before installing XP Pro SP3......after install, no audio. No audio after installing XP Pro SP3 on an IBM/Lenovo T60 ThinkPad. IBM/Lenovo drivers from Lenovo Support site for "...
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2915ABG wireless adapter on Thinkpad R50e?

I am looking at buying a mini-PCI wireless adapter for an aging Thinkpad R50e. Those models optionally came with an IBM-branded Intel 2200BG card, but this machine doesn't have one. Apart from the ...
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How do I fix a computer with no functioning I/O devices?

I have an old 2003 IBM Thinkpad my father in law wants to use as a netbook. However, he got it in some sort of "wiped" condition with only a basic install of XP. The DVD drive seems to have a ...
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Why would an IBM ThinkPad T42 not turn on?

I have a IBM ThinkPad T42 that will not turn on. When I press the power button all the lights light up green. About a second latter all turn off except 2, one of which is the battery and the other is ...
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Is it possible to replace the video card in IBM Lenevo Thinkpad w510?

I have IBM Thinkpad W510. When I turn it on, I get 1 long beep and 2 short beeps with no display https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/T61-and-prior-T-series-ThinkPad/T61p-exhibiting-1-long-and-2-short-beep-...
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Thinkpad T60 Needs Diagnosing (black screen)

I was using the computer, it was running fine, then the display spontaneously changed into uniform, vertical stripes, each about a half a centimeter wide. I killed the power, then I restarted, and it ...
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Why does movement cause my laptop to reboot?

My IBM Thinkpad T40 laptop keeps rebooting. It happens especially frequently when I physically move the machine. Sometimes, even a slight movement will trigger a reboot. However, I have been able to ...
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Connect old IBM Thinkpad monitor to Desktop PC?

I have an old IBM Thinkpad laptop. It worked a few days before, but I decided to take off all the components (harddisk, cd-rom, keyboard) as the laptop was not useful at all. But, it has a shiny 15" ...
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IBM Thinkpad R40 does not recognize CD-ROM after Windows reinstall

My IBM Thinkpad R 40 does not recognize the CD-ROM after I reinstalled the original Windows XP. (Before the reinstall it worked without problems). The BIOS says no drivers are installed, but I did ...
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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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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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So did Lenovo BIOS secure erase just brick my SSD?

I tried the "Erase the Solid State Drive in the HDD bay" BIOS feature following these instructions. The message "Now erasing... It may take about 6 minutes." came up. After waiting over three hours, I ...
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External ThinkpadKeyboard's Thinkvantage and Mic-Mute-Keys in Ubuntu 9.10

xev does not react to the pressing of the two button mentioned above. Thus xorg doesn't recognize them. How can I "enable" them? http://lenovoblogs.com/designmatters/?p=2364 - that's the keyboard
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Get specific GPS location somehow on windows 8

I have been googleing a lot. As far as I can tell it will require a lot of work to get the internal GPS chip in my lenovo helix working with any kind of map software. The new stuff is that in windows ...
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Using built in GPS in windows 8 with precise location? [duplicate]

I have the lenovo helix, with a built 3g chip that features a GPS. So far every map app in the windows store is giving me the wrong location. It is in the same country, but far off. My phone is much ...
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Can I upgrade my Lenovo T-520 i3 to an i7? [closed]

I have a Lenovo T-520 Core i3, with 8 GB RAM and 500GB HDD. It's not very slow as it is, but having been spoiled at work with a 128GB SSD, I would very much like to upgrade to at least 128GB SSD, but ...
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Where'd my wireless go?

Got an old Lenovo R60e running XP Home that I use for misc. wireless tasks around the house. I had need to print from a fixed workstation to a USB printer in another room. So, I turned on printer ...
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Slow speeds on Samsung SSD PM800 256gb on a Lenovo W500

I recently bought a W500 with a 256gb samsung ssd drive. Now it seems ridiculously slow at writing. I am copying files at about 30mb/s, but I can read them at about 200mb/s. I tested it with the AS ...
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How to troubleshoot laggy Lenovo L520?

I have an 18-month old Lenovo L520 (model 7859). It is extremely laggy in Windows 7, sometimes lagging up to 10 seconds before responding to a click or keystroke. (There are times when it will go ...
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Windows 7 Professional 32 bit USB hub/port power settings

I have recently bought Lenovo Enhanced keyboard for my x200s and Ultrabay setup. The main reason was to get two additional USB ports. The problem I have is that there's not enough power for anything ...
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Will the Lenovo x230 work with DDR3-1866?

What is the max clock speed of the DDR3 that the x230 can run. I don't see it on Lenovo.com. Is it 1866mhz or 1600mhz? I see they don't sell 1866mhz as an upgrade, but I don't believe that means it ...
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Is there any any 802.11AC card that will work in X230?

Lenovo X230 provides a BIOS whitelist for the PCMCIA cards. Any cards not in that whitelist are denied. I don't think that whitelist is published either. Are there any 802.11ac cards supported on ...
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Lenovo R61i - audio not working with windows 7

Has any one got a solution to this problem. I have installed windows 7 pro and installed audio (coexant) latest driver from the lenovo web site but it still does not work. I have seen many similar ...
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Lenovo L440 won't boot into Debian installation CD or Debian-installed HDD

I have a Lenovo L440 and a Lenovo X61. I want to install Debian Wheezy on thee L440. This morning, the L440 could successfully boot into Windows 8 from it's hard drive. I created an installation of ...
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lenovo x220s Card reader unable to read sdxc

Ok so my issue is that I purchased a 128gb sdxc card for my Lenovo x200s in order to give it a speed boost and allow me a little extra space. Problem is .... the card reader doesn't appear to be ...
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How to reset power on password Lenovo AIO C240

I need to reset power on password or setup password on the BIOS for a Lenovo AIO C240. I tried a lot of things but nothing works. For example: Power off the computer. Disconnect AC adapter (if ...
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Laptop lenovo doesn't find webcamera

I have this Lenovo Thinkpad The problem is that I can't use built-in camera. It is just like there is no camera. Driver is installed and when I switch on laptop on, the camera LED blink once. When I ...
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Replacing laptop LCD panel

I have a Lenovo T61 laptop. The LCD panel cracked recently. I decided to try my hand at fixing it. I bought a replacement LCD on ebay http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=...
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Abrupt shutoff of Lenovo Thinkpad. Can it be fixed?

I have a Lenovo R61 circa 2008 that has had this abrupt shutdown problem for the last year. "Abrupt" as in there is no OS shutdown, no warning, just POOF! it is off. As if abruptly unplugged from all ...
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Lenovo T440s Screen Flicker

I recently bought a Lenovo T440s and I've been experiencing a strange screen flicker issue. At least, I think "flicker" is the correct word to describe it. My problem is not like the one described ...