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

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Lenovo IBM ThinkPad T40 - Wireless issue - not connecting to internet

This machine is running on windows xp pro. LAN connection works perfect, wireless not so well. It see's all the signals in the building and I am 150% certain the router/wireless signals are perfect. ...
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Virtual PC on Windows 7 - Hardware-assisted virtualization is disabled

I am running a Lenovo Thinkpad T61 with an Intel Core 2 Duo T7300 processor. When I run Virtual PC in Windows 7, I get the following error: Unable to start Windows Virtual PC because ...
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How do I get my Windows CD from Lenovo extra hard drive partition?

Back in 2007 when I purchased my Lenovo T61 Thinkpad I was told by the support representative that my cd was actually a partition on my hard drive and that if I wanted the cd, I'd have to burn a cd ...
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Unable to update Bios in Lenovo T61 due to damaged battery - What is the way to bypass this issue?

I would like to update bios on my T61 but unfortunately battery died back in the stone age. The whole notebook is a Dual core T7100 1.8 Ghz Centrino Duo without Nvidia graphic card (it has intel ...
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How do I recover the MBR on a Thinkpad t420?

After a messy Linux upgrade of my dual boot Lenovo T420 I ended up with GRUB replacing my MBR. Everything works fine: I can boot both Linux and Windows; the only thing different from before is that ...
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T420 Camera Crashes when moving display

I have a Lenovo T420 and have some funky issue with my Integrated Camera. The camera seems to crash whenever I pull the display closer towards the keyboard. And if the display makes a 90 degree angle ...
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WD “My Passport” unable to be detected on Lenovo T450

I have a WD "my passport" external hard drive. I got a new ThinkPad (Lenovo T450), and when I plug in the hard drive, the light comes on and the drive makes a "whirring" sound. But the drive is not ...
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Enabling the Power State Change Beep

I have a Thinkpad T430s. I found on other Thinkpads there's a beep when you plug or unplug the AC cord. While I hear a lot of people say it's annoying it seems like a very useful security feature. ...
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Prevent Ultrabay HDD from ejecting on sleep

I have a lenovo T430s thinkpad with a small SSD primary drive and 500gb ultrabay drive. When I put the computer to sleep and then return, I get the message titled "problem ejecting < drive name >" ...
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Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E520 Wireless-adapter uncompatible with Windows8?

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad Egde E520 (1143) and I have trouble using my Wireless adapter under Win8 64-Bit. On Ubuntu 12.04. 64-bit I have no trouble. The problem is that I almost always only get a ...
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why Thinkpad T410s intermittent keyboard death?

I have a Thinkpad T410s running Windows 7 64-bit. I have had it for three months. It has the latest BIOS (1.41) and trackpad drivers. In the last week I have started to notice that the keyboard ...
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No networks in range of wireless on laptop, reboot gets APIPA

Running Windows XP SP3 on a laptop, when the system reboots, it can't connect the wireless, or even show wireless networks in range. On a Lenovo or IBM ThinkPad T42, the Fn+F5 key enables or ...
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Wireless going in and out on Thinkpad T42

After a fresh install of Windows XP I'm having trouble getting the wireless to stay up. The pattern is it gets a DHCP address, then goes offline just seconds later and goes back to acquiring an ...
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Is it possible to run Windows 7 on a Lenovo T42?

My brother has got a very old Lenovo T42 laptop, and he asked me to install Windows 7 on it but I'm not sure it can run it. So my question is: Can a laptop so old run Windows 7? Specs 15.1" screen ...
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Thinkpad T42 loses power with no warning

One of our notebooks (IBM ThinkPad T42 from pre-Lenovo days) - running Windows - has started intermittently losing power. No STOP message. Nothing in the Event Log. Just blacks-out and reboots. I ...
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How to restore Windows 7 wireless on LAN disconnect

When I connect my laptop (Lenovo X201) on Windows 7 Pro SP1 to a wired/LAN connection, it turns off my wireless adapter (Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6250 AGN). On later disconnect, adapter stays turned ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad X201 Unwanted Brightness Change

My Lenovo Thinkpad X201 automatically changes display brightness from time to time. The specs do not mention an ambient light sensor. Power management settings are on Presentation (timers off). Any ...
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Does only BIOS define how F1-12 and media keys behave?

I use a Lenovo ThinkPad E430 laptop running linux mint. By default the media keys work without the Fn key and the F1-12 work like Fn+F1-12. I inverted them in BIOS, so I don't have to press the Fn ...
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Windows 8 won't install on Lenovo E430

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E430 with Ubuntu 12.04 installed on it. Today I downloaded Windows 8 Professional and Windows 8.1 Professional (yes, really, read on) from DreamSpark. But when I boot ...
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Lenovo laptop network drivers

I'm installing a new Windows (XP or 7) operating system on my Lenovo laptop. I visited the Lenovo site for drivers, found the drivers suitable exactly for my laptop: ThinkPad Edge E430 (machine type: ...
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monitor “remembering” wrong resolution on multiple OSes on laptop

Apologies if the title doesn't quite make sense, I really have no idea what's going on here. I have a 2-yr-old Lenovo X220 laptop with dual-boot Windows and Ubuntu which I often connect to a ...
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Use internal speakers without unplugging headphones?

At work I have a Lenovo X220 in a docking station running Windows 7. I have my headphones plugged in most of the time. Occasionally I want to enable the speakers so a co-worker can hear something. To ...
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Disable laptops built-in keyboard [duplicate]

I have bought a new keyboard that I would like to use instead of the built-in keyboard, but I'm not able to disable the keyboard. The "Disable" button is disabled in Device Manager, and the BIOS ...
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Hibernate fast unhibernate slow with new SSHD Hybrid drive

I recently replaced my HDD (Lenovo X220 laptop, Win7 x64, intel i7, 6GB Ram) with a hybrid SSD/HDD drive (500GB Seagate SATA 2.5-inch Solid State Hybrid Drive (SSHD) 6Gbps 5400rpm). The system speed ...
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How do I disable the touch screen on Windows 8.1 for a Lenovo X220?

I would like to try disabling the touch screen on my Lenovo X220 to diagnose odd mouse jumps. Looking at Lenovo forum answers the way to do this is to 'Go to Control Panel "Pen and Touch" and uncheck ...
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Piip piip piip, new X220 Broken After 1 Week Usage? How can I debug this machine?

I bought new x220 laptops and now I got the first one apparently broken. I tried to install F-Secure some virus protection, I left it on the installtion for some hours and now the machine won't start. ...
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How do you replace wired NIC in Lenovo x220?

I have a Lenovo x220 that (apparently) has a dying wired ethernet card. Tried removing it completely and using generic drivers, tried IBM's drivers, removing every other network connection, all end up ...
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Restoring a Lenovo x220 that won't boot

My Lenovo x220 notebook no longer boots from the hard drive. If I use a gparted live OS, it says that the entire hard drive is unallocated space. If I start an installation from a Fedora 15 live OS, ...
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Pen click is backward on Windows 7

I am running Windows 7 on a Lenovo Thinkpad X220 Tablet. After getting a new pen for the device today, it has been working fine. However, with no known changes, the clicking has been "reversed." ...
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Any way to use Lenovo Fingerprint Manager instead of Windows Hello on Windows 10?

I just got a new Thinkpad T Series and upgraded from Windows 7.1 to Windows 10. Now when trying to Install Lenovo Fingerprint Manager Pro I get the message that this version of Windows won't support ...
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ThinkPad Yoga distorting/compressing some icons

I have a brand new TP Yoga Pro with W8.1 Pro x64 that intermittently distorts some icons and other graphics seemingly at random. I notice it most with icons on the task bar or system tray, but it also ...
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Turning on Bluetooth disables WiFi on Yoga 2

I have a Lenovo Yoga 2. The moment that I turn on Bluetooth, the WiFi drops out - I lose connection, and connecting again shows "connection failed". If I turn the Bluetooth off, WiFi can reestablish ...
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lenovo x1 carbon windows 8 frequent WiFi disconnect issue

I'm having frequent WiFi disconnects on my Lenovo X1 Carbon Touch laptop. I got this laptop 2 months back and it has been happening ever since about 3-5 times a day and 10 times a week on average. ...
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Is there a way to switch the right Ctrl key with the mouse's right click in the new Lenovo X1 Carbon?

Hi I need to have the mouse right click tab instead of the right Ctrl. The key I need generally appear with a small window and the mouse arrow printed on it.
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Lenovo X1 Carbon, Win7 - speakers do not mute when plugging in headphones

I have a Lenovo X1 Carbon running windows 7. When I plug in headphones the internal speakers do not mute. Also, the mic input seems to come from internal mic, even when a headset is connected. The ...
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Strange keyboard settings on Lenovo X1 Carbon

My colleague and I we both got the same Lenovo X1 Carbon, installed Windows 7 from the same ISO image and used the Lenovo System Update tool in order to obtain all required drivers and tools for our ...
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Lenovo X1 Mini-PCI-Express WiFi Card

I'm having problems with my wifi card in my new X1. Is the bios whitelisted to specific mini-pci-e cards? I've read this on various other sites, but none of them mention the X1. If I buy a new one on ...
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What's the best way to diagnose 'not responding' programs?

Normally I consider myself very proficient when it comes to electronics/computers, however I am having a bit of a hard time tracking down an annoying thing that randomly makes Outlook or other ...
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How to show the laptop screen content both on a projector and the laptop screen?

My laptop is Lenovo T400, and my OS is Ubuntu 10.10. I connect my laptop to a projector to do presentation. By hitting the functional key "Fn + F7". the laptop screen content will be shown by the ...
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Internal wireless adaptor becomes not working after I move the laptop

My laptop is Lenovo T400, about 4 years old, and my OS is Ubuntu 12.04. When I restart my Ubuntu, the internal wireless adaptor works fine and can find and connect to our wireless network. Then if I ...
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Hard drive enclosure disconnects in mid-air

was wondering if anyone can help me with this bizarre problem I'm experiencing: I've replaced the DVD drive in my Thinkpad T400 with the Lenovo internal SATA II enclosure. In it, I placed a 500GB ...
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Have I created the recovery disk from recovery partition correctly?

I was creating recovery disk from recovery partition on my Lenovo T400 with Windows 7. 6.5 GB of the recovery partition has been occupied. But in the process, I created three DVDs. I might remember ...
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Is it smart / possible to overclock a laptop?

This may sound kind of dumb but I curious. I have a Lenovo T400 laptop with an Intel T9400 CPU. Would it be possible to overclock my notebook? Would it be a really dumb thing to do? I would ...
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Meanings of function keys on the keyboard and of special icons on the lid on a laptop

My laptop is Lenovo T400. I was wondering what the meanings of the function keys with those blue icons on the keyboard are? what the meanings of the flashing icons on the bottom of the lid are? I ...
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Will recover from recovery disks created from recovery partition restore the recovery partition?

My laptop is Lenovo T400 with Windows 7. After creation of recovery disks from a recovery partition, if the recovery partition is deleted, will recovery from the recovery disks restore the recovery ...
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Middle-click on Lenovo laptop

I just got myself a new Lenovo T400 laptop and I'm quite enjoying it. However, I'm kind of a middle click junky, it gets used on my desktop probably more than Right-click. Anyway, on other laptops I ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad T400 not getting past boot screen

so as the title suggests I have got a Lenovo T400 from a friend who wants me to fix it for them. It does not get past the splash screen and whenever I leave it on for about 5 seconds or so it just ...
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How to enter BIOS on Lenovo T400?

How shall I enter BIOS on Lenovo T400, in order to change the beep option in configuration? I am now running Ubuntu 12.04. Can I change the configuration without restarting the OS?
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Can T400 work with 1333 MHz RAM?

I am interested in buying 2x4GB RAM from either http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820144686 or http://rads.stackoverflow.com/amzn/click/B00A8NX3CQ for my Lenovo T400. Both ...
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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 ...