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

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2915ABG wireless adapter on Thinkpad R50e?

I am looking at buying a mini-PCI wireless adapter for an aging Thinkpad R50e. Those models optionally came with an IBM-branded Intel 2200BG card, but this machine doesn't have one. Apart from the ...
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Need Windows 7 (x86) Drivers for ATI Radeon 7500, do they exist?

I just repaved my ThinkPad A31 (vintage 2003) to 32-bit Windows 7. This laptop has ATI Radeon 7500 video, and I've looked in the usual places. It appears there isn't a driver for this. Does anyone ...
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Are there any problems using Dragon NaturallySpeaking in a VirtualBox Windows guest, Linux host?

I would like to set up Dragon NaturallySpeaking on a Windows XP guest, on an Ubuntu Linux host. Will this work? Are there any issues that I should be aware of? Thinkpad T61p Ubuntu 9.10 host Windows ...
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Lenovo ThinkPad: What does the PWMDBSVC.exe service do? It's writing a C:\Log.txt file

I found a file that keeps popping up in my C:\ drive root, Log.txt ... after installing Process Monitor and seeing what process was writing to it, I came across PWMDBSVC.exe, which appears to be part ...
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How to get rid of ThinkPad “TrackPoint Scrolling Tips” dialog

UPDATE 2: NOT SOLVED AFTER ALL Unfortunately this setting gets reset after EVERY SINGLE REBOOT. Question: I have a Lenovo Thinkpad (T400) that has been configured to use the middle button above ...
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ThinkPad T400 backlight doesn't always turn on when booting from battery

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad T400, which I've owned for about a year. A while back, I noticed a problem in which the LED backlight would not always turn on when booting from battery. Usually, if I hold ...
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ubuntu 9.10 screen flickering problem on Thinkpad R31 with Intel 83830 Graphics

I am trying to revitalize an old Thinkpad R31 that has the Intel 82830 graphics and only 256 MB of RAM. I have tried a Xubuntu 9.10 Live CD. After booting the screen blinks so much that it is ...
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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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How can I save my volume adjustments?

I'm using a Thinkpad T60 with Windows XP Pro SP3. My volume control defaults to some preset which is too quiet. I want to save a higher volume, which I always adjust using the Icon in the lower, ...
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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 ...
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Thinkpad trackpoint: scrolling and middle click possible?

I'm using an X61s laptop (under Windows) that only has a trackpoint, not a touchpad. The trackpoint has a scroll function that is activated by holding the middle button and then using the trackpoint ...
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Thinkpad T61 - How to disable rescue and recovery backup and recover the disk space

I've got a thinkpad T61, and little did I realize it was backing up my computer onto the same hard drive. My 80G hard drive is essentially cut in half b/c it filled up the other half with "backups". ...
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Reset supervisor password on Leveno T60

I removed the user password on my Lenovo laptop and now it's asking me for a supervisor password I never set. Apparently this password is kept in some sort of non volatile memory and cannot be cleared ...
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How do I fix a computer with no functioning IO 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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Autopower on (Lenovo R400)

I have a Lenovo R400, Every time I shut it down, it restarts itself after a second. It is completely off and after a couple of seconds it automatically power on itself What is wrong with it? Is it a ...
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Thinkpad Bluetooth turns itself on upon restart/hibernate

I have a T400 with Windows 7 64bit. About 3 weeks ago, the Lenovo update pushed a Bluetooth update that added a 2.1 driver and device experience. Since then, my bluetooth turns itself on whenever the ...
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Why are the Ctrl and Fn keys swapped on my Thinkpad?

I just used a Thinkpad for the first time ever. It's weird; the Ctrl and Fn keys are swapped. Why is this? How can I fix it?
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can't disable anti-aliasing on second monitor on Vista (Lenovo ThinkPad T500 2055)

I've got a new ThinkPad T500 2055 with Vista SP2 and ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650. I just extended my desktop to an external monitor, and I can't figure out how to disable font anti-aliasing on the ...
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Thinkpad X41 hard drive replacement

I have seen reports that Thinkpad X41 laptops have had problems with replacement drives (internal) larger than 60Gb. Has anyone successfully replaced the hard drive in their X41 with an 80Gb drive?
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Hardware Configuration Check on a New Laptop

First of all I must say I am quite lame in computer hardware. I just got my Lenovo Laptop T400 today. It is preinstalled with Windows 7. I would like to see if the configurations of the laptop are ...
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T61, NVidia, Ubuntu 9.10 == Video problems

Upgraded to latest Ubuntu, currently 9.10. Videos used to work fine. Now, playing videos using VLC or any other media player shows them 'sepia' tinged when playing. This is annoying. I remember this ...
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How can I disable my Thinkpad T60's sound when the battery connection is changed?

I find all sounds my computer makes a bother. I have managed to turn off almost everything, but the "change state" between "on battery" and "on power" still remains. How can I turn it off? Thanks.
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WPA wifi security on an IBM ThinkPad T23 with Airport Extreme?

I’ve got an IBM ThinkPad T23. Its wireless card is, apparently, the “IBM High Rate Wireless LAN MiniPCI Combo Card”. It’s running Windows XP Service Pack 3, with all the latest updates. I’m trying to ...
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Which driver package should I download and install?

I have an ATI Mobility Radeon x1300 display card in my XP computer. I have researched some error messages I'm getting and one possible solution points to updating the driver for this card. When I go ...
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Backup and restore

I have a Thinkpad T60 with a 150GIg internal hard drive. XP Pro SP3. I also have a similar hard drive that used to be in another laptop connected via USB. It contains only data. I have cleared out a ...
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USB device not working properly on a Thinkpad T60

I have just started getting a message that a USB device is not working properly. This is on a new Thinkpad T60 running Windows XP Professional SP3. I have had all devices attached for about 10 days ...
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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 ...
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How can I troubleshoot a slow DVD writer?

I have a Thinkpad t60 - 15". It comes with a Matshita uj-842 DVD-ram drive. When writing to a DVD, it settles at 2x speed. Research has shown me that this is not an uncommon problem. Unfortunately, ...
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How do I achieve a working switchable graphics install and config on a ThinkPad W500 running Windows 7 64-bit RTM?

I'm having ongoing graphics driver issues with my ThinkPad W500 running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit RTM. In summary, I have not had success getting the switchable graphics to run properly. My ...
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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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Very poor battery life on Lenovo ThinkPad W500 laptop

I have a new ThinkPad W500 laptop (w/ 9 cell battery) running Windows 7 RTM 64-bit. All drivers* and BIOS are the latest. Battery life appeared poor so I performed several tests under the following ...
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Thinkpad trackpoint scrolling with VMWare

ThinkPads have a middle mouse button for scrolling, sort of like a mousewheel. The trouble is, when I'm using VMWare, the scroll messages don't seem to get through to the guest operating system and ...
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Swapping Function (Fn) and Control (Ctrl) Keys on Lenovo ThinkPad W500

I'd like to swap the Fn and Ctrl keys on my ThinkPad W500 (like many others! See: How can I switch the function and control keys on my laptop? and Intercepting the Fn key on laptops) Numerous folks ...
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Does my Thinkpad T60 chipset output a composite video signal on one of the output leads

I am not a tech. How can I find out this information? EDIT: Please someone answer this. I don't really want to accept my own answer. Thanks.
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Installing Windows 7 on a Lenovo Thinkpad Z61m 9450HAG [closed]

I am currently thinking about updating my laptop's OS from Windows XP to Windows 7. I know that I will need a clean installation to achieve this upgrade. Has anyone ever tried to install Windows 7 ...
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What is Microsoft Silverlight? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is Silverlight and how is different from flash? Why should I install it? What are the pros and cons of installing it on XP Pro, Thinkpad T60?
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How do you disable a laptop display while using an external display?

I've got my R50e Thinkpad hooked up to an external monitor. But I don't need the laptop display. How do I switch it off? Only thing I can see is two display devices listed in Device Manager. If I ...
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Thinkpad T60 is Thinkpad T43?

I recently bought a refurbished T60 Lenovo Thinkpad. I have had a few problems with it and have gotten good help here. Now, however, as I was trying to follow up on of the answers I got, I found out ...
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Thinkpad t60 crashes

I have a new (to me) thinkpad t60. Often, if I unplug it while it is running, it re-boots and gives the message, "System has recovered from a serious error". Why is this happening and what can I do ...
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What driver do I need for a PCI Simple Communications Controller in Lenovo T400?

I installed Windows 7 on a Lenovo T400 laptop. In the Device Manager, the only piece of unrecognized hardware is a "PCI Simple Communications Controller". Does anybody know what driver I need for ...
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How to disable “ThinkPad Zoom”?

I have a ThinkPad T61p that is running Vista 32-bit SP2. I program in Eclipse a lot, and I find that when I try to type the code completion hotkey (Ctrl-Space), I often accidentally press the ...
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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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Best 2x 4GB RAM for a Thinkpad X200s [closed]

I need 2x 4GB RAM, a total of 8GB, in my upcoming Thinkpad X200s laptop. Before buying, I would like your advice on which modules to choose. I've been looking at Corsair's Value Select (P/N: ...
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Windows 7 drivers for Lenovo Thinkpad T400

I've been playing with versions of Windows 7 since PDC last year and finally installed the RTM version 2 weeks ago. However, even given a year head-notice, it seems like Lenovo has not updated all ...
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Thinkpad X30 middle-click

I have a Thinkpad X30 laptop with three mouse buttons below the keyboard. Unfortunately, the middle button doesn't actually function as a middle-click, instead, it has some sort of confusing scroll ...
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What kind of SSD does the ThinkPad X200 come with, and is it any good?

I'm considering a ThinkPad X200. There's a 128 GB SSD option, and since I'm a huge fan of the Intel X25-M SSD I've been using on my older X61s, I'm thinking of going with that. I am kind of worried ...
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What is a modern alternative to Thinkpad Buttons?

A lot of people say that Thinkpad Buttons prevents the CPU from saving power and shouldn't be used but it is the only solution for Thinkpads I know that shows OSD for volume keys. hotkey-setup that ...
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Thinkpad W500 ATI Card Failing to Start on Windows 7 64-Bit

Here's my setup: Thinkpad W500 ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 Running the latest Win7 drivers from ATI v 8.632.1.2000 (Aug. 17th!) Windows 7 Ultimate Edition Clean install. In the device manager I'm ...
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How set up ReadyBoost (equivilent) on Xubuntu laptop?

I'm setting up an old Thinkpad 600e laptop using Xubuntu. The machine has only 160MB of memory (all I could find - 32MB onboard, + 2 x 64MB expansions), so it's paging like mad during normal use. I'm ...
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Thinkpad T60: VGA output is tinted yellow (but not DVI output)

I have a Thinkpad T60 that I use at work. When I plug in an external monitor to the VGA port of the machine (either the VGA port in the laptop's docking station, or the VGA port built into the laptop ...