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

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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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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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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 ...
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How to disable 'touch' on new Thinkpad touchpad?

I recently purchased Lenovo Thinkpad T440s which the touchpad is one big button. I am trying Ubuntu 13.10 on this machine. How do I disable the 'touch' on the touchpad without disabling the clicking? ...
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How to set thermal throttling lowest CPU clock on Linux?

I am having huge problems with thermal throttling on my Thinkpad T420 with Core i7 and Nvidia Quadro. When the throttling starts I get the kernel message: [42544.677294] [Hardware Error]: Machine ...
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What is a modern alternative to Thinkpad Buttons?

A lot of people say that Thinkpad Buttons prevents the CPU from saving power and shouldn't be used but it is the only solution for Thinkpads I know that shows OSD for volume keys. hotkey-setup that ...
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Wrong screen resolution with HDMI output to HDTV

I own an HDTV with a native resolution of 1360x768. Sometimes I plug in my laptop to watch movies, and I used to do it with a VGA cable. I've had no problem setting the laptop to the TV native ...
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RTL8188CE doesn't connect to any wifi access points

I'm using network manager to connect. Also, tryed iwconfig. Results are same. I even try to connect to open access point — results are same. More information: Drakmail@thinkpad-x220:~$ lspci | grep ...
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Why won't Windows 7 remember my screen resolution settings?

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T420. I use it in three situations: Connected to docking station with two LCD monitors at 1280 x 1024. Connected to docking station with two 21" LCD monitors at 1680 x 1050 ...
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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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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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Can I use the Lenovo Factory Backup Partition to reinstall Windows 7 on my ThinkPad T400?

I ordered a a Lenovo T400 a couple of years ago. I haven't done a full reinstall and reimage of the computer since I purchased it, and I think it's time to do that. I'm currently using the Lenovo ...
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Swapping Function (Fn) and Control (Ctrl) Keys on Lenovo ThinkPad W500

I'd like to swap the Fn and Ctrl keys on my ThinkPad W500 (like many others! See: How can I switch the function and control keys on my laptop? and Intercepting the Fn key on laptops) Numerous folks ...
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Why does my XP system randomly go into suspend mode?

I searched and could not find this question ant where. Occassionally, usually while using the mouse, my computer will suddenly go into suspend mode. To my knowledge, there is no pattern to this ...
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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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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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How to output to S-Video on Windows XP in single-monitor mode (clone display)?

I am using an IBM ThinkPad T30 running Windows XP. It is connected to a TV system via S-Video output. Windows is currently set up in multi-monitor mode with monitor 2 being output to S-Video. ...
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disable touchpad on Lenovo

I have a refurbished Thinkpad with an UltraNav "pointing device" installed as touchpad. I've tried disabling it through "device manager" but the "disable" option is disabled. Is there any way to ...
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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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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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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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T61 Thinkpad beeps when almost fully charged

my Thinkpad continuously beeps when almost fully charged (like 90% charged), but when it is low on battery and charging, or not charging at all it doesn't beep. I had a similar problem in the past ...
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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 ...
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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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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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How to get rid of ThinkPad “TrackPoint Scrolling Tips” dialog

UPDATE 2: NOT SOLVED AFTER ALL Unfortunately this setting gets reset after EVERY SINGLE REBOOT. Question: I have a Lenovo Thinkpad (T400) that has been configured to use the middle button above ...
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Windows 8 not booting at all

I am using a Lenovo ThinkPad Twist with Windows 8, and it isn't booting at all. It doesn't even show the Lenovo logo or anything. It makes no sound, nothing. It used to work. It stopped working after ...
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Secure erase SSD on Lenovo ThinkPad T520 (can't unfreeze SSD, machine reboots on hotplug)

I have a ThinkPad T520 and a Samsung 840 EVO 256GB SSD that I'm trying to secure erase. I cannot secure erase the drive because I cannot unfreeze the drive because I cannot remove then reinsert the ...
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Lenovo laptop: Is it ok to leave the battery charging while it is being used? [duplicate]

Is it ok to leave the battery charging while it is being use? Or is it ok to keep the power plugged in with full charged battery while the laptop is in use? Can this shorten battery's lifespan?
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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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(Nearly) Blank screen on 2007 T61 Lenovo Thinkpad running Win XP

My everyday laptop is a 2007 T61 Lenovo Thinkpad running Windows XP. Up to yesterday, it ran reasonably well given its age. I generally keep it running 24/7, and dim down the screen to the max at ...
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Burn bootable iso image to USB stick using dd: Won't boot (despite USB first in boot sequence)

I have installed Ubuntu on a Lenovo Thinkpad R500 2732, and I must update the BIOS. On the Lenovo website, I am offered this: BIOS Update Bootable CD for Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit), Vista ...
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Thinkpad T400 wireless drops connection randomly

Thinkpad T400, Ubuntu 10.04, not dual-booting with Windows so any Windows-based solutions are out of the question. I have tried disabling the N part of the wifi driver but that didn't work. It ...
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rtcwake not working without ac pluged in

(arch, thinkpad x200) just tried to set up a script to switch from "suspend to ram" to "suspend to disk" after 24 hours. I am using rtcwake for this. weird problem: rtcwake is not working. If I try ...
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Graphics card memory showing 256mb in-game

Im using Lenovo ThinkPad T440p. It has intel i7 4600 and Intel HD 4600 inbuilt gfx card. CPU-Z shows 2GB graphicsa ram while in-game I get only 256mb available graphics. Please guide, also can i ...
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My Thinkpad W530 gets an error message that pops up several times a day

It's a black box that says "resolution notice" on the top. It asks me to change my resolution several times a day. How do I get rid of this message?
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Unable to turn on Wireless on a Lenovo Thinkpad 410s

I cannot turn on the wireless card on my Lenovo Thinkpad 410s running Windows 7. It simply stopped working. I tested with boot from disk and it works...not a hardware issue. I have checked BIOS, ...
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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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Ambulence-like sound when Thinkpad T400's battery is running out of power

When my Thinkpad T400 is on its battery and its battery running out of power, there is ambulence-like sound. I wonder how to eliminate the annoying sound? Is there a setting in BIOS? My OS is Ubuntu ...
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Thinkpad T410 Fix fan noise

How do I fix the fan noise on Thinkpad laptops? The fan is overly loud. More specifically how do I fix the fan noise on a T410 Thinkpad?
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Software Keyboard Missing in Flash

On a Lenovo ThinkPad tablet running Windows 8.1, the software keyboard does not appear when running a Flash-based web page in Internet Explorer. Specifically, there is a text box requiring that an ...