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

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Unable to turn on Wireless on a Lenovo Thinkpad 410s

I cannot turn on the wireless card on my Lenovo Thinkpad 410s running Windows 7. It simply stopped working. I tested with boot from disk and it works...not a hardware issue. I have checked BIOS, ...
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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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Lenovo T420 integrated camera is not working

Im using a Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with Windows 7 64-bit and my integrated webcam is not working. Skype settings always show an error (see below). I tried to install this driver but it didn't work. ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Thinkpad T60 does not turn on

When I plug in the charge, the battery symbol and the charge symbol will light up green. Then, when I try to press the power button, the lights turn off and nothing happens. After this, the only ...
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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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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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A required cd/dvd drive device driver is missing when installing from pendrive [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Required CD/DVD device driver missing while installing WIndows 7 I have a Thinkpad x120 with no OS preinstalled. When trying to install Windows 7 it shows the error "a ...
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How do I add an additional hard drive to a Thinkpad W510? [closed]

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad W510. The solid state drive (SSD) is only 120GB. My problem is that I want one additional hard drive. So my question is: How do I buy - preferable at Ebay - an adapter and ...
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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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How does the EFI partition work and can I boot an x86 OS with a bootx64.efi file?

I have a Thinkpad X230 laptop and I want to install Linux Mint Debian Edition along side Windows 7 on my GPT formatted SSD with the BIOS in UEFI mode. The problem is that I don't understand how EFI ...
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Deleting old backup in Thinkvantage

i have an R61 laptop and the automatic backups are filling up my HDD. I've seen the question on here elsewhere, but the common answer does not apply to my situation. I do not have and Advanced mode ...
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Thinkpad T400 wireless drops connection randomly

Thinkpad T400, Ubuntu 10.04, not dual-booting with Windows so any Windows-based solutions are out of the question. I have tried disabling the N part of the wifi driver but that didn't work. It ...
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Lenovo T520 overheating when playing Counter-Strike: Source. What can I do about it?

GPU seems to heat to over 93C when playing Counter-Strike: Source (at 1600x900 resolution). After a while ThinkPad shuts down on its own. Should I lower my graphics settings? I tried that, but it ...
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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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Do I have a 3G modem on my Lenovo x201?

After reinstalling Windows 7 on my computer I noticed that I had to install drivers for Qualcomm Gobi 2000. As far as I know, this is a 3G modem. I found a SIM-card slot under my battery, and after ...
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Thinkpad T400 drops its wireless connection

My Laptop is Lenovo Thinkpad T400 with Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 Symptoms: When I use Ubuntu 12.04 (and 10.10 previously), every now and then, the wireless connection drops, and then no wireless ...
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How does one dismantle the ThinkPad Mini Dock Series 3 (model 4337)?

I have a ThinkPad Mini Dock Series 3 with a spring that is too stiff, causing problems with the connectivity when a computer is docked. I tried to open it so that I can soften the spring, but hit a ...
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Why Windows XP reports that I have all 10 USB ports available in my laptop, when the reality is I can only use half of them?

I've made an attempt recently to understand how USB works inside of my laptop. My laptop is X61T from Lenovo and it has 3 USB ports on the back of the chassis. Intel documentation states that the ...
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How do I turn off Windows 7 screen dimming before log in?

I'm running windows 7 (on a ThinkPad), and at some point I checked an option somewhere that dims the log in screen. The problem is that it dims it to be almost impossible to read, and I can't find ...