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

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Lenovo Thinkpad HDD Error While Running Recovery Tool - Windows 7 OS

My Lenovo T430 started to "hang" or shut-down unexpectedly. Norton's did not find any viruses, but when running the Lenovo hardware tests (included with the system), a HDD failure was identified. I ...
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Windows 10 BSOD freeze after sleep + blue screen on boot

I had the following problem: I just fresh installed Windows 10 on my ThinkPad t450s and crashed after every sleep. When the laptop is in sleep mode and I open it and press a key to wake it up: ...
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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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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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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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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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USB Keyboard and Mouse slow to activate using docking station for Lenovo T430

I just recently upgraded to a T430. Happy with the laptop but one thing I find annoying is that when I use it through the docking station - it takes several minutes ie 3-5 for the USB keyboard and ...
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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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AHCI and write-caching

In the readme for an update to the Intel Rapid Storage AHCI Driver from Lenovo, they suggest that to improve performance I should turn off Windows write-cache buffer flushing on my drives. http://...
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Headset Buzzing when laptop power plugged in

I have a Thinkpad Edge E535 Laptop and a Logitech G35 headet. When I use the microphone to record stuff there is a small humming/buzzing sound in the background when the laptop is plugged in to AC. ...
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Ethernet port on thinkpad doesn't connect but the one on the ultrabase (dock) does

I just recently bought a used Thinkpad X200s and installed Xubuntu 13.04 on it. I am have issues getting the ethernet port on the laptop to connect. I also have a Ultrabase dock for the laptop. ...
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monitor “remembering” wrong resolution on multiple OSes on laptop

Apologies if the title doesn't quite make sense, I really have no idea what's going on here. I have a 2-yr-old Lenovo X220 laptop with dual-boot Windows and Ubuntu which I often connect to a ~4-yr-...
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Lenovo W510 won't resume from sleep with second hard drive installed

I have a 128GB SSD in place of the original hard drive and the old hard drive, a 160GB HDD in the Ultrabay with a third party adapter. Running Windows 7 Enterprise. This problem does not happen when I ...
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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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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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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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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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How to restore Windows 7 wireless on LAN disconnect

When I connect my laptop (Lenovo X201) on Windows 7 Pro SP1 to a wired/LAN connection, it turns off my wireless adapter (Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6250 AGN). On later disconnect, adapter stays turned ...
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Prevent Ultrabay HDD from ejecting on sleep

I have a lenovo T430s thinkpad with a small SSD primary drive and 500gb ultrabay drive. When I put the computer to sleep and then return, I get the message titled "problem ejecting < drive name >" "...
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How to switch GPUs without using the tray app of Power Manager (Lenovo T500)

So.. the laptop got two GPUs. Intel and ATI. I can switch by opening the tray app, and choosing the VGA. However, it's got a "non-standard" size, it makes my tray look weird. Is it possible ...
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Linux Mint Boot problem (on specific hardware)

I am having a Lenovo Thinkpad SL400c laptop running on c2d(64 bit) processor. The problem is, Linux Mint doesn't boot in this laptop but boots well in other laptops( I tried it in dell inspiron and ...
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How to configure Synaptics TrackPoint/UltraNav for specific applications?

I have a ThinkPad X61, and I'd like to configure sensitivity of the Synaptics pointing stick scrolling feature on a per-application basis. I did this about 4 years ago on my ThinkPad T41, using a ...
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Windows 7 boot failure on a Lenovo Thinkpad Z61m 9450HAG

I recently did a full upgrade of Windows 7 on my Thinkpad. Everything worked fine after up until the second reboot (the first reboot after some updates installed worked OK). At second reboot time the ...
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Driver issue with Wireless on Lenovo T61P [closed]

Im trying to reinstall the wireless driver on a User's laptop. I have the right Intel driver from the Lenovo sight. But everytime I select the driver for it to download I get an error message at the ...
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Vista log in screen is different resolution than after logging in

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad T400. When I boot the log in screen is 800x600 but after logging in it switches to the correct resolution of 1440x900. All my drivers are up to date. Is there some registry ...
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Do the temperatures indicate my laptop healthy?

The temperatures of my Thinkpad T400 are: acpitz-virtual-0 Adapter: Virtual device CPU_0: +57.0°C (crit = +127.0°C) CPU_1: +56.0°C (crit = +100.0°C) thinkpad-isa-0000 Adapter: ISA ...
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How do I fix a computer with no functioning I/O devices?

I have an old 2003 IBM Thinkpad my father in law wants to use as a netbook. However, he got it in some sort of "wiped" condition with only a basic install of XP. The DVD drive seems to have a ...
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Any chances of fixing a broken mainboard?

I've got here a Thinkpad T60 which has, according to phone support, a broken motherboard. Is there any chance that I can fix this? (I fear not…) When I press the power button it lights up all the ...
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Thinkpad T42 loses power with no warning

One of our notebooks (IBM ThinkPad T42 from pre-Lenovo days) - running Windows - has started intermittently losing power. No STOP message. Nothing in the Event Log. Just blacks-out and reboots. I ...
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Lenovo X230 and W530 won't install Windows Updates

It goes all the way through downloading all the updates, and when it gets mostly done installing it says there was an "Error-Could not install updates". This is a brand new out of the box Lenovo ...
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Fan Error on Lenovo R61

Problem Since the last two days, my Lenovo R61 is giving me a "Fan Error" message during boot, after showing which, it powers down. It does so for 3-4 boot attempts, and after a bit of tapping and ...
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Upgrading my T61 with an SSD and Windows 7

I am going to upgrade my trusty Thinkpad with a shiny new OS (Windows 7) and SSD (80GB Intel X25, now under €200). I was wondering whether this will be as easy as I hope: in particular, is it enough ...
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Virtual PC on Windows 7 - Hardware-assisted virtualization is disabled

I am running a Lenovo Thinkpad T61 with an Intel Core 2 Duo T7300 processor. When I run Virtual PC in Windows 7, I get the following error: Unable to start Windows Virtual PC because hardware-...
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Can't switch users in XP without logging off

For some obscure reason I can no longer switch users on my Thinkpad (T61, Windows XP professional) without logging off first. This behaviour appeared while I was struggling with the ThinkVantage tools;...
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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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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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Wrong screen resolution with HDMI output to HDTV

I own an HDTV with a native resolution of 1360x768. Sometimes I plug in my laptop to watch movies, and I used to do it with a VGA cable. I've had no problem setting the laptop to the TV native ...
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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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Laptop battery lasts significantly shorter than it should

A few days ago I bought a refurbished ThinkPad x201i with the following specs. i3 processor 250GB hard drive, 7200rpm 2GB RAM Runs Ubuntu 12.04 with xfce. Screen brightness set to around 50% most ...
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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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How do I disable the touch screen on Windows 8.1 for a Lenovo X220?

I would like to try disabling the touch screen on my Lenovo X220 to diagnose odd mouse jumps. Looking at Lenovo forum answers the way to do this is to 'Go to Control Panel "Pen and Touch" and uncheck "...
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W530 separate microphone/headphone input/output

I have a W530 Thinkpad. Is it possible to separate the microphone input and sound output? I am using a Apple earphones and it has a built in mic. Can I disable microphone input and enable the one on ...
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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 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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thinkpad middle click in a VMWare doesn't work (guest: Ubuntu and host: windows 7)

problem: when i try to paste with middle click, the middle mouse button is ignored. in other cases middle click is also ignored. my set up: VMWare workstation 7.1.3 Host: windows 7 64-bit Guest:...
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Maximum RAM for my Ubuntu and laptop?

My laptop is Thinkpad T400, and running 64 bit Ubuntu 14.04. I wonder if there is no limit of the RAM size that I can use in my laptop? Now I am running Windows 8.1 in VirtualBox, which takes 2GB RAM,...
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Thinkpad L520 randomly freezes

My Lenovo Thinkpad L520 keeps randomly freezing. It totally locks up so that even STRG+ALT+DELETE does not help and there is no bluescreen. The only thing left is the fixed screen and only hard ...
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Prevent Lenovo recovery from wiping out personal data

I have a Lenovo T430s with a C and a Q partition. C is for system and Q is for recovery. My plan is to create a D partition with Windows disk management tool where I can save my personal data and ...
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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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(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 ...