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

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SandForce SSD encryption - security and support

I'm currently thinking about buying a ThinkPad X201 and equip it with a SSD drive. Now, to protect my data I always used Linux with LUKS full disk encryption on my laptops. However, as stated in ...
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How to Improve Middle-Click Sensitivity on Thinkpad X1 Carbon?

The drivers that came pre-installed on the Thinkpad Carbon X1 do not look like those in the online help and do not offer the choice of function for the middle-button. So, I installed those from ...
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Sound plays on headphones and speakers with Lenovo ThinkPad L512 + Ubuntu 10

The only thing really missing from this install is this issue with the sound. I've searched all over the forums and i found one thing where you get the model and codecs and write them to a file, ...
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How to update lenovo ThinkPad from windows 7 to windows 8

I have Lenovo ThinkPad S540 which is already installed Windows 7. But the laptop does not have a DVD player. So I cant install windows 8 using the given CD pack. But when I download Windows 8 updater ...
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Spilt soup on my T400 keyboard and it turns itself off [duplicate]

I accidentally spilled some soup onto my keyboard, and my laptop (Thinkpad T400) turned itself off, probably because of short-circuit. It can't be turned on now. I remove the power and the battery. ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad E430 Running Linux Freezes Seemingly Randomly

My Lenovo Thinkpad E430 is running Xubuntu 12.04, and has been since April of 2013 (when I bought the laptop). For the past several weeks, my laptop has been freezing seemingly randomly. I started ...
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Group Policy Client Service Failed

I recently got a new computer, but someone had already created a user account. Instead of deleting theirs and creating a new one, I just changed the name. Next I need to change the C:\Users\ThereName ...
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Stuck at the Thinkpad startup screen on first reboot after Wubi

I have just downloaded Wubi and Ubuntu and rebooted around 10 minutes ago. Oddly enough, I am stuck at the ThinkPad screen: What should I do from here? I have tried clicking the ThinkVantage ...
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Certain keys not working on a T40 thinkpad

I just got my friend's laptop that had a few problems. My friend didn't bother to get it repaired at the time and got himself a better machine. As I've never been a "laptop" man I never even ...
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UEFI Boot Manager - Thinkpad Yoga - Boot Menu

I'm trying to set up a dual boot system on my new Thinkpad Yoga and I have a couple of questions related to its UEFI Boot Manager. On power up I can press F12 in order to pop up a Boot Menu in which ...
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Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E520 Win8 64-bit Bluetooth Compatibility issues

When I try to install the Lenovo Official bluetooth driver on Win8 I get this [messages] (https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/400578_10152802867230198_482164324_n.jpg): my ...
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Thinkpad X30 middle-click

I have a Thinkpad X30 laptop with three mouse buttons below the keyboard. Unfortunately, the middle button doesn't actually function as a middle-click, instead, it has some sort of confusing scroll ...
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Lenovo R61 keeps shutting off spontaneously

I have a Lenovo R61 that was working fine except that the fan has been rattling lately. I came back to it after a normal day and it was off. It would not power on at all. The indicator light for the ...
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Regular SSD or M2 SSD for OS? My Laptop has both

I have a 16GB M2 SSD in my T440p (Lenovo, it shipped with it) and just replaced the normal harddrive with a samsung 840pro 256GB. When installing Windows 8.1 from scratch, where should i put it? Are ...
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Thinkpad laptop flooded with liquid while powered off, won't turn on anymore [not trivial]

A classic IBM Thinkpad T30 (MT2367) laptop has been flooded with a salty water for a period of ~2 hours while powered off, having AC cord unplugged & both batteries (main battery and a tiny backup ...
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How to fix the backlight cable into its place?

I took apart my laptop and found out that if I push the cable connector down with my fingers it works fine. I tried to twist the screws as tightly as I can (without ruining them) but as I move the ...
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Can I run a Lenovo T440p I7 4600 M (Dual Core) with a 65W power supply

I'm thinking about ordering a T440p with a I7 4600M cpu ... It comes with FHD Display, the nvidia graphics chip and the integrated intel chip. They deliver it with the 90W power supply but i was ...
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Thinkpad speaker turns mute - Linux Codec issue?

At some point a few days ago the speakers on my Lenovo Thinkpad T410 (Model number: 2537A11) suddenly stopped working randomly. This error happens every time I watch a video or listen to a music file. ...
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ThinkPad S440 wifi and unexpected system halt

Just a few days ago I installed new wifi driver and everything seemed to work fine on Lenovo ThinkPad S440. The problem is that the system crashes unexpectedly. This is a pastebin of dmesg ...
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Hardware reset of ThinkPad T520 BIOS for misconfiguration

Long story short, I fried up my nVIDIA video card on the Lenovo ThinkPad T520 and did a stupid setting in BIOS to force to use that video card. Without surprise the screen is black when I boot the ...
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How to remove the Supervisor BIOS password for an IBM ThinkPad

I lost my BIOS password for the IBM ThinkPad. This doesn't belong to the CMOS battery – I need to remove it from EEPROM. How can I remove it?
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How to reset Lenovo Thinkpad to factory settings (lost password)

Need to reset to factory settings: my Lenovo Thinkpad is locked because I cannot find my password and I don't remember my log in. Can you tell me how to reset it to factory settings?
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Lenovo T400 fan running constantly in Kubuntu 12.04

I recently installed Kubuntu 12.04 on a partition of my hard drive and the CPU fan seems to be constantly running. I thought it might be because it was running hot but the temp is floating around 110 ...
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MBR: Restore Windows 7 bootloader on a Thinkpad

I previously uninstalled Fedora dual boot and now have the GNU Grub bootloader still hanging around. I have found instructions online on how to remove this but they all require the Windows 7 CD. I do ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad T530 - LCD has strong moire effect

I was just about to buy Lenovo ThinkPad T530 laptop, as the reviews were speaking the best... What was my surprise when I saw that the LCD has a strong moire effect! I mean, if you change viewing ...
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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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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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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 ...