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

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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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Intell SSD + Win 7 after crash can not repair, can not re install

I have Lenovo w520, after i bought it i took away old hhd (no longer with me) and replaced it with intel ssd, it worked perfectly for 1 year or so, today my system fr0ze and after waiting for some ...
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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 didn'...
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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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Video driver slows down after Adobe flash crashes

I have this really weird and annoying problem. Sometimes, not always video playback makes Flash crash in the browser (I use Chrome 19.0.1084.46 Official Build 135956 but as far as I remember it is the ...
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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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Disable cardreaders on Lenovo T500 in BIOS

I have a lenovo T500 that I'm trying to do a DBAN on (formatting program) it stalls cause it can't handle the card reader in the lenovo.. I was suggested by people on the DBAN forum to go find the ...
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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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How do I recover the MBR on a Thinkpad t420?

After a messy Linux upgrade of my dual boot Lenovo T420 I ended up with GRUB replacing my MBR. Everything works fine: I can boot both Linux and Windows; the only thing different from before is that ...
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No audio after XPProSP3 install to IBM/Lenovo T60 Thinkpad

Sound worked fine before installing XP Pro SP3......after install, no audio. No audio after installing XP Pro SP3 on an IBM/Lenovo T60 ThinkPad. IBM/Lenovo drivers from Lenovo Support site for "...
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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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What is the maximum throughput of an IDE bus (ATA-3)?

I'm trying to breath some new life into an old Thinkpad X40 by replacing its HDD with a couple of CF cards. I've found a nice adapter will let me install two cards into the notebook's drive bay and ...
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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 (32-bit,...
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Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi HD: No sound

I'm using Windows 7 with the latest updates. Now I got a Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi HD and I wanted to test it. I connected my sound system (Edifier S730D) with the external audio interface via Cinch ...
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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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Cause of file corruption on Lenovo T60

What would be possible causes for corrupt Windows 7 system files? We have 5 Lenovo T60 laptops, and noticed that a system file scan - sfc - showed 2 of the 5 machines had modified files. What would ...
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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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Screen is black at login screen if display driver is enabled

I have a Lenovo x200 and recently its screen didn't work, so I took it to a repair lab. The guy told me they replaced the screen inverter. I powered up the laptop and the ThinkPad logo was shown, so I ...
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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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Piip piip piip, new X220 Broken After 1 Week Usage? How can I debug this machine?

I bought new x220 laptops and now I got the first one apparently broken. I tried to install F-Secure some virus protection, I left it on the installtion for some hours and now the machine won't start. ...
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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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Lenovo X1 Mini-PCI-Express WiFi Card

I'm having problems with my wifi card in my new X1. Is the bios whitelisted to specific mini-pci-e cards? I've read this on various other sites, but none of them mention the X1. If I buy a new one on ...
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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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Is there a Linux distribution that almost never crashes on a Lenovo x120e? [closed]

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad x120e (0596-2RU) running Ubuntu 11.04. It crashes too much. I'd like to run a distribution that almost never crashes. Can anyone personally vouch that their x120e never ...
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Installing Lenovo Internet drivers after Windows 7 upgrade

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad W520 (4270) that I just upgraded to Window 7 Ultimate x64. After the upgrade I couldn't connect to the internet and found out that I have no adapters (wireless or Ethernet). ...
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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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Use internal speakers without unplugging headphones?

At work I have a Lenovo X220 in a docking station running Windows 7. I have my headphones plugged in most of the time. Occasionally I want to enable the speakers so a co-worker can hear something. To ...
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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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Lenovo IBM ThinkPad T40 - Wireless issue - not connecting to internet

This machine is running on windows xp pro. LAN connection works perfect, wireless not so well. It see's all the signals in the building and I am 150% certain the router/wireless signals are perfect. ...
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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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Wireless device not recognized on Lenovo t420s after Windows 7 reinstall

I have recently replaced a Windows 7 Ultimate with Windows 7 Enterprise by 1) creating a backup using "Windows easy transfer", 2) installing Enterprise, and 3) recovering the backup. Now, the ...