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

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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 ...
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Laptop keyboard repeats keystrokes/characters at random

My laptop keyboard occasionally interprets a single keystroke as three keystrokes. This happens anywhere from 10-100 times/day in all programs and I can't isolate any pattern or cause. It definitely ...
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“Use this device as the primary monitor” is now greyed out

I was using an external TV to watch DVDs using the S-Video output of my Thinkpad T41. I checked the box "Extend my windows desktop onto this monitor." That worked, and the icons that don't fit on my ...
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How to change the location of backups in Think Vantage Rescue and Recovery?

With Think Vantage Rescue and Recovery, I could set an network location to save backup files. However, since I got a new NAS, R&R stopped working because it could not find the old file server ...
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Trouble with eSATAp cable on T420

I am looking for some help in finding the right cable to use with my eSATA USB hybrid port on Lenovo Thinkpad T420. I have already tried cables from 3 different sources, and none of them plug into the ...
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Bluetooth headset for Lenovo Thinkpad T420

I want to buy a headset which could connect wirelessly with Lenovo Thinkpad T420. I want to know if any bluetooth headset is compatible with it, or whether there is some technical specification I ...
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partitioning my laptop to dual boot Win7 & Debian

I just got a new laptop and want to add Debian to the already installed Windows 7. It came with 2 primary partitions, one for restore and one for Windows 7. I shrunk the Windows 7 partition down ...
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Thinkpad T20 beep code

I have an IBM Thinkpad T20, circa 2000, that a few months ago stopped booting, and instead beeps four times in quick succession and then turns off. I looked at the IBM documentation which suggests a ...
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Anyone using the ThinkPad fingerprint reader? [closed]

I got a new ThinkPad with the built-in fingerprint reader. At first I thought it was silly, but then I thought, hey, this could save me typing my password every time I boot up. Is anyone using it? ...
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How to tell if my Lenovo T400 laptop is with or without IEEE 1394 models

My laptop is Lenovo T400. Its ThinkVantage Toolbox notified me that I have to deal with System Issues after Battery Drain. The link asked me to update my BIOS and Embedded Controller code, for which I ...
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Should my Thinkpad X130e be able to charge an Android phone while turned off?

Having a shortage of power sockets, I wanted to charge my phone and my Thinkpad (X130e) by charging the notebook directly and the phone via USB. In the UEFI settings menu, I have enabled both "Always ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad X201, wireless switching off

I have had a long term problem with my Thinkpad randomly switching off the wireless. I haven't yet been able to discern any apparent pattern as to when or why it does it. I have recently upgraded ...
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tune Lenovo ThinkPad L430 to higher resolution?

I'm using a Lenovo ThinkPad L430 notebook, its spec says, the 14 inches Screen's max resolution is 1366 x 768. the video card is Intel HD Graphics 3000. I don't know, this 1366*768 limit, is due to ...
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How can one disable a Thinkpad's center mouse button only?

After an accidental submersion in some water, my Thinkpad X201 is still functioning just fine, except that the center (blue) trackpoint button appears to 'click' roughly once a second. This is ...
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Laptop CPU fan not working properly

My laptop's CPU fan is suddenly acting very bizarre, and I am at a loss for what to do so I am asking for some help. Specifically, the fan is not even starting to spin until the CPU reaches 60 ...
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Thinkpad T60 Needs Diagnosing (black screen)

So, 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 ...
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How to change a keycode using setkeycodes

I have a Thinkpad Edge E130 running Sabayon (a Gentoo-based distro), and I'm fighting the well-know bug Xorg 255 keycodes limit. My laptop has the Fn+F4 hotkey for Mic Mute/Unmute. This is the ...
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ThinkPad LCD backlight steps issue on Linux

I have a Thinkpad Edge E130, and the LCD screen's backlight has 15 hardware steps. $ cat /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/max_brightness $ 15 I'm currently running Linux with LXDE as desktop ...
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New Wireless Card in a x301 Thinkpad

I am trying to install an Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6200 into my Levovo x301 Thinkpad. I have a half card and have the gray and black wires plugged in. I replaced the bios with a version that does not ...
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Step by step guide to Windows 8 UEFI instalation?

Here is my scenario, I bought a new Samsung SSD 840 Pro and replaced my old drive in my Lenovo ThinkPad W520. I installed a fresh copy of windows 8 on my machine. Apparently it didn't install UEFI ...
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Does HDAPS wear out a hard-drive?

I’ve installed hdapsd on my Thinkpad. It is a Linux daemon for hdaps that parks the hard-drive whenever the accelerometer detects a shock. Since installing it, I have noticed that even small movements ...
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Connect Lenovo Thinkpad Edge e120 to WQHD display (such as Dell U2711) through HDMI

On paper, the HDMI version of the Lenovo Thinkpad Edge e120 is 1.3, which supports WQHD. Does it actually work? I want to connect the e120 to a WQHD display, such as the Dell U2711 or an Apple ...
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Restoring Windows to new Lenovo Thinkpad after installing different OS to it?

I installed Debian to Windows Lenovo Thinkpad. Now I want to get the Windows back. How can I do it? My friend mentioned something about partitions, below my comp X220 details. $ sudo fdisk -l Disk ...
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Lubuntu on Thinkpad–Wireless [closed]

I have an old (IBM) Thinkpad T42. It was pretty much useless running XP, so I decided to install linux. I first tried Puppy Linux, but eventually settled on Lubuntu. I couldn't run 12.10 because it ...
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Cannot send or receive files over Bluetooth

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad laptop and running Windows Vista. Previously I could send and receive files between my phone and my laptop but now it won't work. Every time I select a file, right-click and ...
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Laptop display not working unless DVI cable is plugged in

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with an i5 processor and integrated graphics. I dropped the laptop and now the screen is not working. I replaced the screen and it is still not working. It shows the BIOS ...
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How to disable the touchpad when I use the trackpoint in Linux?

I have recently installed Ubuntu (and its derivatives Xubuntu and Kubuntu) on my laptop. On my computer, I have both a touchpad and a trackpoint. In Windows, the touchpad is disabled when I use the ...
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Windows 7 Pro OA: getting installation media after removing manufacturer's pre-install? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I find a download of both Vista (Home Premium) and Windows 7 OEM ISO? My Windows 7 Professional became infected after 2 weeks of its usage and I did not copy ...
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Update laptop's drivers after standard Windows installation?

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad T410 running a fresh install of Windows 7. A Windows 7 DVD was used for the installation, rather than the factory recovery procedure. The current specs I have are: Intel ...
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How to restore Lenovo ThinkVantage Rescue And Recovery Partition?

I've created a backup of the Rescue And Recovery Partition using clonezilla. Now, on a new disk, I've recovered the partition using clonezilla, however when I try to boot it I get: Missing operating ...
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How to get used of trackpoint on a thinkpad?

Recently my shoulder hurts due to frequently arm movement switching between keyboard and mouse. Then I start using trackpoint. The problem is, while everyone saying the trackpoint is more accurate ...
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How to remove Lenovo's “ThinkVantage Fingerprint Software” logon icon?

I think that the ThinkVantage Fingerprint software icon at the logon screen is annoying. I'm using Windows 7 Pro (64bit). It has a picture of a finger and it states "Swipe your finger" across the ...
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Using a 7mm Crucial M4 SSD with a Thinkpad x220i

I have two related questions regarding my Thinkpad x220i and my SSD: Should I be able to insert a M4 7mm into my Lenovo Thinkpad x220i? If it is possible, what is the proper procedure?
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How to check a Thinkpad's specs? Such as 3G support and other things?

This is my computer, a Thinkpad x220. I am selling it because I need Xcode for iOS development. My plan is to get Macbook Air and then virtualize the Debian to it. How can I find the specs about the ...
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T42 Thinkpad, USB boot, CF for programs and storage?

Is this feasible? I have a Thinkpad T40. I'd like to get one of the tiny USB drives (like the Verbatim Store 'n' Stay series) of sufficient size to handle basic Linux OS booting (8GB?), then put ...
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Powershell and Thinkvantage Access connections

I am looking for a way of letting Powershell control the Thinkvantage Access connections program but I can't find any good starting points/guidelines for how to get started. In the end, I want Access ...
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Installing Windows 7 from USB on a Thinkpad T61

I am trying to install Windows 7 Professional from USB 3.0 flashdrive, on a Thinkpad T61. The problem is, Thinkpads BIOS will not detect the flash drive as bootable medium, and won't allow to boot ...
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Can I fine-tune my screen brightness keys? (Ubuntu Studio, Thinkpad T420s)

I am in a similar situation as question Can I fine-tune my screen brightness? . For me, Thinkpad T420s and Ubuntu Studio 11.10. The brightness keys work fine but the increments are too large. I have ...
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How to disable SimpleTap on Thinkpad Edge e430

Recently, I have bought a Thinkpad Edge e430. I find it good and enjoyable. But, there are so many preinstalled programs that I don't need, since I'm a student and not a small business. I want a ...
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How can I manage the fan speed on a Lenovo thinkpad t510? [closed]

How can increase the speed of the fan on my Lenovo Thinkpad t510 running Windows 7? Is there any software or script that helps me with this?
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How to take apart Lenovo T400 keyboard?

I am trying to take off the keyboard of a Lenovo Thinkpad T400. I have seen several YouTube tutorials, an official video by Lenovo and followed this tutorial. I already removed all screws not only the ...
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Will Komputerbay 8GB (2x 4GB) DDR3 SODIMM (204 pin) 1333Mhz PC3 10600 8 GB (9-9-9-25) work for my Thinkpad T500 [closed]

Can someone tell me if there is any reason that this ram will not work in my Thinkpad T500 2055-2cu? When I ordered the ram, I checked the specs and it looked like it was compatible, but after ...
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Mini DisplayPort to DVI-D Dual Link up to 2560 * 1600

I have a ThinkPad T530 with Mini DP++ and NVS 5400M, which are said to support 2560 * 1600 resolution. The display is Dell 3007WFP, which also supports 2560 * 1600. But, I have never seen any cables ...
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How to make Ultranav Trackpoint always scroll?

I want to configure the trackpoint on my ThinkPad T510 to ALWAYS scroll. I know I can do this by holding the middle button but I don't want to do that. I want it to never be used as a pointing device, ...
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Notebook fan spinning at max after trying Linux

I have a Thinkpad T420 (4178-BSG) I use with Windows. The fan (cpu) was always very quiet and I was completely satisfied with it. A few days ago I booted Backtrack Linux from a flashdrive and the fan ...
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Correcting inaccurate DMI data

I bought a refurbished Thinkpad T410 which has the incorrect Product, Verion and Serial number entered in the DMI data. I installed a new OEM disk of Windows 7 Pro. While installing the Thinkpad ...
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How do I determine if an SSD fits into my tablet/notebook?

I have a Lenovo X220 Tablet. My question is: How do I determine if an SSD, e.g. this OCZ Octane SATA III SSD will fit?
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Lenovo Thinkpad SL500 and Keyboard Flex problem

I was testing a Thinkpad SL500 system at a local store and found the flexing of the keyboard to be quite a deal breaker for me; it was flexing quite prominently with very little pressure applied. I ...