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

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Lonovo x201 tablet blank screen on startup

my x201 on windows 7, starts, goes to starting windows screen and then just goes blank. I can see the cursor. Have done the following: 1. Gone to boot- done a hardware test. Passes the normal test, ...
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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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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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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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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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Physical screen dimensions and resolution options don't match

I recently purchased a Lenovo T510 refurbished laptop (Windows 7) and I'm trying to figure out the native resolution and best resolution setting. What's puzzling me is that the aspect ratio of the ...
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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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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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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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Do modern Ivy-Bridge and Haswell graphics support 4k?

If you look at the specs of the latest models of lots of different laptops, specifically, those built around the integrated graphics of the 22nm "tick" Ivy Bridge or even 22nm "tock" Haswell &...
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Is it possible to replace the video card in IBM Lenevo Thinkpad w510?

I have IBM Thinkpad W510. When I turn it on, I get 1 long beep and 2 short beeps with no display https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/T61-and-prior-T-series-ThinkPad/T61p-exhibiting-1-long-and-2-short-beep-...
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Mouse is unresponsive when the computer is busy

I've been facing a very annoying problem with my Lenovo Thinkpad T430. Occasionally, when I'm performing some tasks that can use a good amount of CPU time, my mouse becomes highly unresponsive. It ...
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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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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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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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High fan speed with no reason

For a few weeks, the fans of my Lenovo B590 laptop, running on Xubuntu 14, turn to high speed a few minutes after it is turned on. The fans won't speed down until I turn the computer off. This is ...
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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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Lenovo L440 won't boot into Debian installation CD or Debian-installed HDD

I have a Lenovo L440 and a Lenovo X61. I want to install Debian Wheezy on thee L440. This morning, the L440 could successfully boot into Windows 8 from it's hard drive. I created an installation of ...
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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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Is there any any 802.11AC card that will work in X230?

Lenovo X230 provides a BIOS whitelist for the PCMCIA cards. Any cards not in that whitelist are denied. I don't think that whitelist is published either. Are there any 802.11ac cards supported on ...
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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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(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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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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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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Screen Brightness Changes Depending on Screen Contents - how do i turn it off?

I recently got a ThinkPad x240 with Windows 8.1. I have a problem regarding screen brightness, but it's nothing that seems to have been discussed here, yet. It's not one of the common brightness ...
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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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Windows 7 Lenovo W530 Network Cable Unplugged

I have a Lenovo W530 with an Intel 82579LM Gigabit Network controller running windows 7. So far I cannot figure out how to get it to connect to the local network it always says "Network cable ...
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How can I get my Thinkpad T420 to boot directly to GRUB, skipping the boot menu?

I installed ArchLinux 2014.03 on my Thinkpad T420 (no dual boot), and when I turn on the computer it takes me to a boot menu with only one option: arch_grub. To continue I have to press enter, which ...
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Disable wireless when ethernet connection is detected on an HP EliteBook

My company has recently started giving out HP Elitebooks to employees, replacing the Lenovo ThinkPads we used to use. I'm trying to find a way to disable the wireless when it detects that an ...
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Lenovo T440s Screen Flicker

I recently bought a Lenovo T440s and I've been experiencing a strange screen flicker issue. At least, I think "flicker" is the correct word to describe it. My problem is not like the one described ...
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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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2100: Detection error on HDD0 black screen error lenovo thinkpad carbon x1

I am having an issue with this lenovo thinkpad carbon x1, It's about 3 months old. With normal use, It all of the sudden goes into a black screen saying 2100: Detection error on HDD0 (Main HDD) Press ...
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Can't install Catalyst video driver on Lenovo T500 win7 64 [closed]

Catalyst crashes at the middle of intallation with message: Application Install: install package failure!
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External monitors don't work with docked laptop unless laptop screen is on first

The Problem I have a Lenovo T440p with Intel HD 4600 graphics in addition to NVIDIA GeForce GE 730M. I have a docking station with DVI-D, HDMI, VGA, and two DisplayPort outputs. I am using the DVI-...
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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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Where is the serial number on T440s?

I need the machine type and serial number of my T440s. I can't find it at the bottom of the laptop. Is this normal? I remember that it was clearly visible on my old T420s.
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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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Cannot access USB flash drive

I cannot access the Sandisk USB I insert into my laptop's USB port. It was working fine just yesterday, but now it's not showing up in My Computer. It shows up in Devices and Printers, but there is ...
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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). liv@...
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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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How to recover Windows 8.1 (System) Files?

I have a fairly new (purchased 8/2013) Lenovo ThinkPad T431s with Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit. It has a very tricky error coming basically 8 / 10 boots: Windows is Scanning and repairing drive... Error ...
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Lenovo laptop re-load of Windows 7

My son has a Lenovo Thinkpad and the screen is broken. He uses an external monitor to use the computer. We've had to re-load Windows 7, but after a while, the screen goes black and we get nothing on ...
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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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Secondary (extended) monitor turns off when I remove power cable from my laptop

I have a 2 monitor setup. An extended monitor that connects to my Lenovo Thinkpad T530. When I removes power cable from my laptop to run it on battery, the secondary (extended) monitor turns off. Can ...
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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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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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How to switch off auto brightness on a Lenovo W530

The auto brightness "feature" of Windows 8.x is driving me crazy. I would like to switch it off on my Lenovo W530. Adaptive Brightness is disabled in Power Options the Sensor Monitoring Service is ...