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

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Why to choose a “proper” workstation over good ultrabook? [closed]

I'm considering buying new laptop and the performance is very important to me (I'm a programmer and I'm processing 2D and 3D graphics, simulations, etc). I travel sometimes, so the weight, screen ...
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Disable the DVD eject button on a Thinkpad running Linux

My Thinkpad T420 has a problem. It's just too sensitive. I just slightly touch it on the right side, and woosh, the DVD drive pops open. (I think this is called a premature ejection :)). Is there a ...
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Grup graphics lag

I've just set up Ubuntu 13.10 on a new laptop. It's a thinkpad T540p and grub is having some really strange problems. After the bios flash screen grup starts to load. The screen goes black and the ...
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How to make Lenovo Thinkpad switch for AP with best reception?

I recently changed the my network so that the 4 devices (1 router, 3AP's) is running on one SSID and different channels (instead of 4 different SSID's on same channel). I had some problems with ...
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lirc and IR Remote Range

So, I finally got around to installing lirc on my Ubuntu machine and it's all going pretty well following the instructions for lirc_sir over at irDA's ThinkWiki page. The main problem I'm running into ...
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Thinkpad L412 Fan not working and some fn keys as well

I have a problem with my laptop which is following : The cooling system had completely stopped working Some hot keys doesn't respond anymore (brightness, sound) First of all, I was thinking about ...
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Cannot use recovery partition in order to reinstall Windows 7

TL;DR I want to reinstall the OS shipped with my Thinkpad, but I cannot get to install Rescue and Recovery; I cannot get to create a Windows recovery disk; I cannot get to restore the Windows MBR. ...
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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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How can I make Skype love my X230's microphone?

Skype's showing my Thinkpad X230 no love. It's only able to transfer about 50% of the audio. It appears to work for .5 second, dropout for .5 second, repeat continually... Tests fine, works fine in ...
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WPA wifi security on an IBM ThinkPad T23 with Airport Extreme?

I’ve got an IBM ThinkPad T23. Its wireless card is, apparently, the “IBM High Rate Wireless LAN MiniPCI Combo Card”. It’s running Windows XP Service Pack 3, with all the latest updates. I’m trying to ...
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How to disable “ThinkPad Zoom”?

I have a ThinkPad T61p that is running Vista 32-bit SP2. I program in Eclipse a lot, and I find that when I try to type the code completion hotkey (Ctrl-Space), I often accidentally press the ...
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Thinkpad X120e normal operating temperature

I bought a Thinkpad X120e for my wife and I was surprised to see CoreTemp reporting the normal operating temperature at 60C. Is this normal for an X120e?
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No Wifi available after a fresh Win 7 install

I just installed Win 7 Home Premium on a ThinkPad E420, and the wifi isn't working. I've done all the Windows Updates, and I have a wired connection, but I am totally stumped here-I'm definitely not a ...
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s2disk does not power off on Debian with kernel 3.10 on Thinkpad

When I hibernate my Thinkpad T61 with s2disk, it does not power off. The problem occurred after migration to kernel 3.10 (3.2 works fine, 3.11 also broken). Any clue how to fix or at least debug it?
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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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ThinkPad with Debian is hot

I am using a ThinkPad X201 with Debian (Wheezy) and LXDE. The laptop is very hot even without heavy load. Now, the load of CPU with a top command: load average: 0.04, 0.12, 0.13, But the temperature ...
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Hardware Configuration Check on a New Laptop

First of all I must say I am quite lame in computer hardware. I just got my Lenovo Laptop T400 today. It is preinstalled with Windows 7. I would like to see if the configurations of the laptop are ...
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Alt+SysRq on a laptop

I have a Lenovo T410, and I would like to use the SysRq key, but whenever I press the Alt+SysRq+letter combination, I keep getting the print screen dialog in linux. Is there a way around this? I ...
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Thinkpad Edge e320 thermal sensors description

I have a quite specific question concerning description of thermal sensors of my Thinkpad Edge E320 notebook. I have a Debian Linux installed with lm_sensors package and running command sensors show ...
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Remap Lock key on Thinkpad Edge E531

My Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E531 (running Windows 7) has a few unneeded media keys above the numpad (Calculator, Lock computer, Web browser and Explorer) that I would like to remap to something more ...
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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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Two Thinkpads interfere with each other on wireless network

I have two IBM/Lenovo Thinkpads, both running Gentoo Linux. One is a T40 with an Intel 2915 ABG wireless adapter, and the other is a T500 with an Intel 5100 AGN. When both systems are running and ...
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How to detect and run custom scripts on docking / un-docking of ThinkPad?

I'd like to run custom scripts on docking or un-docking my ThinkPad X220. Obvious place is some udev rule, but what events or attributes should I use? Another option is acpi. Is it better option? ...
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OEM SSD w/ Thinkpad T430 - with only 1 SMART attribute, how should I tell wear?

I recently purchased a Thinkpad T430 with a 128GB SSD. I'd like to get an idea of how well the SSD is holding up, so I install CrystalDiskInfo and look at the list of SMART attributes. Unfortunately, ...
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Keeping a laptop power supply on without a laptop connected - any negative consequences?

Sometimes I unplug my Thinkpad laptop from its AC/DC power supply adapter and keep the adapter connected to the power socket. Are there any possible negative consequences? Some ideas I was thinking ...
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Restore a Lenovo Thinkpad to Factory Settings, the first few MB of the hard drive were overwritten by dd

I was trying to make a live USB of OpenSUSE on my new Thinkpad laptop, but none of the windows tools I was trying worked. I put in a Live CD of Ubuntu 12.04 and tried to used the "dd" command to write ...
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Windows 7: black screen for a minute upon resume from standby

Does anyone have a possible fix to this problem? My thinkpad w520 has had this problem for over a year. It doesn't always occur, but usually when I leave the computer in standby from more than a few ...
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Using sim card slot in a Thinkpad x120e

I have a sim card slot in my ThinkPad x120e. Can I use this to connect to the internet? Do I have to install any hardware to make this work? There is a free expansion slot on the motherboard, too, so ...
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How To Map Fn+Key (Multiple Keys) To Other Key in Windows?

I've got a ThinkPad W530 laptop, which replaces the Application Key (also known as Menu Key or Mouse Right Click key, usually between Right Alt and Right Ctrl) with the Print Screen key. So, I need ...
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ubuntu 9.10 screen flickering problem on Thinkpad R31 with Intel 83830 Graphics

I am trying to revitalize an old Thinkpad R31 that has the Intel 82830 graphics and only 256 MB of RAM. I have tried a Xubuntu 9.10 Live CD. After booting the screen blinks so much that it is ...
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Windows 7 Webcam recording software [closed]

I want to record a video on my webcam on Lenovo T61 powered by Windows 7 Professional. I've noticed it's working differently from Windows XP. Can anyone care to recommend a decent webcam software that ...
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No video output from MiniDP laptop to DVI monitor via mDP hub

My Lenovo Thinkpad S430 has two ports: miniHDMI and miniDisplayPort/Thunderbolt Now I purchased a miniDisplayPort hub 1-3 input is miniDP and output is HDMI, DisplayPort and DVI. My external ...
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thinkpad middle click in a VMWare doesn't work (guest: Ubuntu and host: windows 7)

problem: when i try to paste with middle click, the middle mouse button is ignored. in other cases middle click is also ignored. my set up: VMWare workstation 7.1.3 Host: windows 7 64-bit ...
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How to get past Thinkpad T530 PXE prompt to BIOS setup?

How do I get to the Thinkpad T530 BIOS setup? As the laptop turns on I press ENTER when prompted, then press F1 when prompted, but that takes me to the Intel PXE prompt. If I hit CTRL-S I get into the ...
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Thinkpad Edge E535 freezing

I bought a new Thinkpad Edge E535. has 4GB of RAMand specs at the bottom of the post. It freezes randomly in Windows Explore and has problems shutting down sometimes. When I shut down the screen turns ...
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Headset Buzzing when laptop power plugged in

I have a Thinkpad Edge E535 Laptop and a Logitech G35 headet. When I use the microphone to record stuff there is a small humming/buzzing sound in the background when the laptop is plugged in to AC. ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad W500 - fruit pulp got in around docking socket, black screen

Banana pulp got into the laptop through the docking socket area. Already disassembled the laptop, and cleaned as much pulp as I can see from the bottom side of the motherboard, as well as surrounding ...
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Ethernet port on thinkpad doesn't connect but the one on the ultrabase (dock) does

I just recently bought a used Thinkpad X200s and installed Xubuntu 13.04 on it. I am have issues getting the ethernet port on the laptop to connect. I also have a Ultrabase dock for the laptop. ...
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Installing a BMDC into an IBM Thinkpad T41 without one

I have an IBM T41 notebook that came with an MDC (modem daughter card) in its CDC slot. I see many BMDCs (bluetooth/modem daughter cards) for sale on eBay dirt cheap and was considering getting one. ...
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Reinstalling Windows on a Thinkpad X201

I have a Thinkpad X201 with a new HDD, so the original Windows installation has been lost. What is the easiest way to reinstall Windows on the new drive (and ideally reuse the Win 7 pro license - ...
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Looking for audio device driver for a Thinkpad R51 running Windows 7 Embedded Standard / Windows Thin PC

I've looked all over the internet for a legacy device driver that will work with a Thinkpad R51 running Windows 7 Embedded Standard / Windows Thin PC and I haven't found anything that works yet. The ...
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How to make shares visible in the Windows (win7 64 pro) Network view?

OS: Windows 7 64bit Pro System: Thinkpad x201t I have a big problem trying to access network shares located on other windows pcs (xp,vista) and NAS System (readynas nv+) from my win7 pro 64 thinkpad. ...
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Thinkpad T60 Bad Battery or Bad Charger?

I have a Thinkpad T60 and this morning it started acting up. When I plug it into the AC adapter, the AC power light comes on for about four seconds, then goes off, then comes back on and simply ...
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lenovo thinkpad t410 installing ssd [closed]

Hi: I want to replace my existing stock 320GB spinning hard drive with a 256GB SSD. What is the procedure for doing this? Is it something like make a Windows Image copy of the current HD on an ...
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Thinkpad T530 with Intel HD 4000 and Nvidia NVS 5400M Gamma adjust not working

Some process seems to have a deathgrip on my laptop's color settings, specifically the gamma adjust. I'm trying to adjust the gamma on my laptop because my outboard monitor is too dark for my taste, ...
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Magical moving desktop icons

I have encountered a very strange behavior in Windows 7 that I cannot seem to identify and I have never seen or heard of on any system configuration. Whenever I move my mouse to the left-most edge of ...
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How do I disable panning of windows on the edge of the screen?

When I move a window to the edge of the screen, any portion of it that remains off-screen is panned back on to the screen when I move my cursor "past" the edge. This is a nice feature, but it's one I ...
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Should LCD Brightness Match Environmental Lighting?

I have a new T410 laptop and ever since I've been using it, I've discovered that my eyes don't stress as much when I adjust the brightness to my environmental lighting. For example, during the day, I ...
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Using trackpad on Lenovo Thinkpad X220 results in 'tab' presses

When I use the trackpad on my Thinkpad X220 (42984BU), it seems to result in Tab keypresses (i.e. it actually has the same effect as if I hit Tab repeatedly). The red TrackPoint (eraserhead) works ...
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Optimizing battery life for ThinkPad T430u in Xubuntu

I recently purchased a Lenovo ThinkPad T430u, and installed Xubuntu. I've noticed it has poor battery life. How can I optimize the battery life? Is this a problem with the desktop environment, or ...