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

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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 ...
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PC won't boot with USBs plugged in

Yesterday as I was shutting down my computer (Thinkpad t-60) the computer froze during shut down on the "Windows is shutting down" screen. When I went to reboot it, it froze at the 1st, "welcome to ...
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Thinkpad T510 - ActiveRotate feature? (Like the X220t)

I was wondering if any one who owns a T510 (or similar model with NVIDIA graphics) has managed to get automatic screen rotations working similar to the ActiveRotate feature found on Thinkpad X220t ...
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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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Can the Lenovo X220 Tablet serve as a WiFi HotSpot?

I want to let other devices connect via WiFi to my new ThinkPad X220 (tablet). I'm running Kubuntu 12.04. How do I determine if my X220 will function as a WiFi HotSpot? Here is the info hwinfo ...
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Linux can't boot without acpi=off on Thinkpad

I recently installed Linux Mint 12 - the Gnome version - on a new Lenovo Thinkpad L520 for a friend. It's running kernel 3.0.0-12- generic. When I booted - either into the live CD, or into the ...
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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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Is ThinkPad X61T SD card slot SDXC compatible?

I have a Thinkpad X61T 7763 tablet and I was planning to buy a 64GB card for the SD card slot. The 64GB card supports the new SDXC standard and I'm not sure if the SD card driver / hardware can handle ...
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Burn bootable iso image to USB stick using dd: Won't boot (despite USB first in boot sequence)

I have installed Ubuntu on a Lenovo Thinkpad R500 2732, and I must update the BIOS. On the Lenovo website, I am offered this: BIOS Update Bootable CD for Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit), Vista ...
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Disappeared graphics card

I have a Lenovo T520 with two graphics cards, an nVidia quadro and an intel graphics card. I'm running a Ubuntu and Windows 7 dual boot. I can no longer find any trace of my intel graphics card. In ...
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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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Make acpi beep when the power supply being unplugged even if the alsa is turned into mute

My laptop is Thinkpad Edge series, of which laptop will produce a beep when the power supply being unplugged. But I noticed that the beep has been blocked if the alsa is turned to mute. So, I wonder ...
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Keep the battery from charging fully (without Lenovo power manager)

Is there any tool (for Windows 7) to set a threshold for when the laptop battery should stop charging? I could use the Lenovo Power Manager, however I actually prefer Windows' native power management ...
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Windows 8 Consumer Preview Upgrade keeps on failing

I've had this error five times now. I've redownloaded it three times, I've tried installing from DVD, USB, and internal HDD. It hangs on 90% for a few minutes then suddenly switches to "Your PC will ...
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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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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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Installing UltraNav Driver increases boot up time

I'm using a Thinkpad W520 with Windows 7 and a Crucial M4 256GB SSD (not sure if this is also part of the cause of the problem). Normally the boot up time is between 20 to 25 seconds. However, when I ...
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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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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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Install Lenovo software on clean ThinkPad X301 with Win 7 Ultimate?

I just did a clean install of Win 7 Ultimate to my ThinkPad X301. Windows seems to have drivers available for most of the system devices, if not all of them. If I choose not to install the Lenovo ...
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Thinkpad T60 display has suddenly gone dim

I have an IBM Thinkpad T60 2007 laptop with a 14-inch 1024x768 screen. Some time ago on one occasion I turned it on, Windows booted without any problems, but in the exact moment I plugged in my webcam ...
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Cannot enter password from second keyboard

I have an IBM ThinkPad x220 with docking station. My system is Windows 7 x64. When I unlock the computer, I cannot do it from keyboard attached through docking station. It does not recognize the ...
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Will a passive DisplayPort to DVI adapter work on my Thinkpad?

The Lenovo Thinkpad I have at the office has a DisplayPort output. Not DVI, HDMI, not mini-DisplayPort. Nothing in the office has a DisplayPort input: the monitors take DVI, the big screen takes ...
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ThinkPad W500 series using FireGL V5700 Graphics Card trouble setting it

I've recently needed to actually set the discrete graphics on my W500...Before it came with Vista and you could do the switchgraphics thingie...then I went to a Win 7 Professional and didn't even ...
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Is it possible to transfer an entire Windows 7 installation to a new hard drive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I transfer a Windows 7 installation to a new HDD? How do you clone a Windows 7 installation? I have a very well customized install of Windows 7, with tons of ...
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RTL8188CE doesn't connect to any wifi access points

I'm using network manager to connect. Also, tryed iwconfig. Results are same. I even try to connect to open access point — results are same. More information: Drakmail@thinkpad-x220:~$ lspci | grep ...
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Why won't Windows 7 remember my screen resolution settings?

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T420. I use it in three situations: Connected to docking station with two LCD monitors at 1280 x 1024. Connected to docking station with two 21" LCD monitors at 1680 x 1050 ...
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Is it possible to remap the Back/Forward keys of a Thinkpad USB keyboard on Linux?

On my Thinkpad laptop I can easily change the Back/Forward keys to something else (I usually map them to PageDown/PageUp), as they have their own keycode (166 and 167): xmodmap -e 'keycode 166=Prior' ...
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Behavior of Windows 7 power options (Sleep, then hibernate)

I have my Lenovo X220 running Windows 7 Pro configured to (on battery): 1. Sleep after 20 minutes 2. Hibernate after 45 minutes However it seems like whenever I leave my laptop for a long period, I ...
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ThinkPad X121E BIOS: UEFI/Legacy Ubuntu Installation doen't start

I got a ThinkPad X121E which refuses to install Ubuntu Linux (neither 32 nor 64 Bit). Windows7 64 Bit is no problem though. Here the details: Installation works perfectly (I do partitions manually ...
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Set fan speed by RPM on Thinkpad T420s in Linux

The only interface I've found for setting the fan speed with the thinkpad-acpi module, is setting pre-defined levels, 0-7. Example: sudo su -c 'echo "level 2" > /proc/acpi/ibm/fan' I would like ...
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ThinkPad wifi hangs at random intervals after undocking

When I undock my ThinkPad W520, the wifi connection will continue to work for a while, usually 10 or 20 minutes, but then it starts to act weird. The computer never loses its connection to the ...
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How large of a USB stick do I need to create the “data media” using Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools?

I just bought a Lenovo ThinkPad X220 Tablet (4294) and I'm trying to use the Factory Recovery Disks application within Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools to create "boot media" and "data media", but I don't ...
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Thinkpad T61 in 2011 [closed]

I've just bought a used T61 for a good price ($200). The laptop is still on good condition, and plan to use for another 1 or 2 years (so from 2011 to 2012). Main uses are doing web development, and ...
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Laptop Running Slower Without Battery Attached

I have a Thinkpad T520 and I'm monitoring my CPU using CPU-Z. For some reason, when I detach the battery, the CPU only run till 800MHz. Whereas when I run using battery power, it goes up to 2.3GHz. I ...
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Webcam showing blank grey image

I'm having a frustrating problem with my computer. I have a lenovo thinkpad t510, and my webcam is just returning a blank grey image for some reason. I've checked device manager, it is there as a ...
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assigning a rotation script to a hardware button

I have a ThinkPad X201 tablet. On the tablet there is a button that rotates the screen. It works great in Windows but doesn't work properly in Linux; it rotates the screen but doesn't rotate the ...
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Can I use the Lenovo Factory Backup Partition to reinstall Windows 7 on my ThinkPad T400?

I ordered a a Lenovo T400 a couple of years ago. I haven't done a full reinstall and reimage of the computer since I purchased it, and I think it's time to do that. I'm currently using the Lenovo ...
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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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Dual Display - hardware and cables?

I am looking at moving onto a dual display for my Windows 7 Professional system. I have a Lenovo Thinkpad W500 and currently connect an external monitor via the VGA port. The Thinkpad also has a port ...
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Loss of Power Management upon Standby Resume

I've got a Lenovo ThinkPad X220. Occasionally, when returning from sleep, the power management functions will cease to operate. I can't change the brightness of the display, the machine gets ...
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Scrolling with laptop pointing stick doesn't work in NetBeans

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad X201s laptop. I'm using the laptop's TrackPoint (the red pointing stick which functions as a mouse) in order to scroll. Scrolling using the TrackPoint usually works for me, ...
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Monitor display prblem with Fedora 15 on Lenovo Thinkpad t410 with Intel graphics card

I have a Lenovo t410 with with Fedora Core 15(64 bits) installed on it. I have two monitors, a Lenovo ThinkVision and a Dell one. I can just close my laptop lid and use the Dell monitor as my main ...
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Thinkpad screen is blank

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad W500. A few days ago, the screen started going blank. Squeezing it generally caused it come back on. This progressed to the point where I had to squeeze it continuously to get ...