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

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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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A black thing falls out of the USB port of my laptop

My new laptop fan cooler's usb cable plug sucks a small black thing out of a usb port on my lenovo Thinkpad T400. That thing seems to be used for fixing the four pins inside the port. Without it, the ...
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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, there is no bluescreen just the fixed screen and only long pressing of the power button ...
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Battery life up to 8 hours for 4-cell and 8-cell?

I would like to buy a thinkpad yoga, but I am not sure how to estimate the battery life since each website post different type of batteries for the thinkpad yoga and all of them say the battery life ...
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2100: Detection error on HDD0 black screen error lenovo thinkpad carbon x1

I am having an issue with this lenovo thinkpad carbon x1, It's about 3 months old. With normal use, It all of the sudden goes into a black screen saying 2100: Detection error on HDD0 (Main HDD) Press ...
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Windows 8.1 - WiFi connection troubles

I recently got a Thinkpad Edge E430 for work, with Win 8.1 installed. My problem is that I can't connect to any Wireless connection. Whenever I want to connect to WiFi, Windows tries to connect for a ...
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Mount and dismount hard drive through a script/software

is there a way to mount and dismount a connected harddrive through a script or a simple utility software in Windows 8.1? Basically, I have a hard drive in the ultrabay slot of my ThinkPad (instead of ...
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Screen Brightness Changes Depending on Screen Contents - how do i turn it off?

I recently got a ThinkPad x240 with Windows 8.1. I have a problem regarding screen brightness, but it's nothing that seems to have been discussed here, yet. It's not one of the common brightness ...
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Mouse is unresponsive when the computer is busy

I've been facing a very annoying problem with my Lenovo Thinkpad T430. Occasionally, when I'm performing some tasks that can use a good amount of CPU time, my mouse becomes highly unresponsive. It ...
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ThinkPad T530 TouchPad stops responding

I have a ThinkPad T530 running Windows 8 Pro X64. I use two finger scrolling with my touchpad, and often scrolling will stop working for a few seconds, causing the cursor to just move erratically ...
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Badly drawn mouse cursor with grey circle flickering between default mouse cursor on Lenovo Thinkpad X220 Tablet with Windows 7

There is a Lenovo Thinkpad X220 Tablet with all manner of strange Lenovo crapware installed on it. It also has touch screen Windows 7 installed, also not something I'm familiar with. I'm not blaming ...
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Upgrading processor IBM x31

I have an IBM X31 notebook that is running windows 7 home premium. Its current specs are a 1.4GHz intel pentium processor with 1GB of RAM. Is it possible to upgrade the processor in it and if so how ...
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how can I use internal speakers on a thinkpad?

I want to use an external mic (regular headphone jack) and internal speakers. when I connect the microphone, it works well, but then I can't hear a thing (I use Skype). I tried to change input/output ...
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What is hot key to toggle appearance/disappearance of audio volume display in T 60?

Somehow I pressed a key combination on my Lenovo T60, XP and the large volume indicator sprang into my view in the lower center of the screen and now remains there instead of hiding except when used. ...
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Lenovo Update on ThinkPad x230 w/ SSD confused about AHCI drivers

Using Win7 Enterprise 64-bit on a ThinkPad x230 with an SSD. Lenovo Update 5.06.1006 has me install Intel Rapid Storage AHCI driver for Windows 64 ver 11.2.0.1006 from Intel dated 5/30/2012 After a ...
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How to turn off Thinkpad monitor (third monitor) in Windows 8.1?

I have a Thinkpad laptop connected to two monitors and full keyboard. The laptop's monitor is showing as a third monitor. Is there a way to turn it off and not show in Window 8.1?
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Thinkpad Synaptics Trackpoint: Scrolling suddenly inoperative (in Acrobat Reader) with difficulty to resume

I've used several Thinkpad models (IBM and Lenovo) with the same problem. At least it occurs in Acrobat Reader regardless of the version. Using Windows 7. From time to time vertical scrolling with ...
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Thinkpad Yoga “Disk I/O Error” (Linux)

My machine is sporadically remounting the SDD readonly due to a "Disk I/O Error". This seems only to happen when I connect to the laptop to a power source or after resuming from suspend. The SSD ...
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ThinkPad T440p clickpad configuration

I am currently trying to get the clickpad of my ThinkPad T440p to work according to my expectations, but am facing some issues. I'd like to configure the clickpad so that the three top buttons are ...
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Can't turn on Intel 5300 Wifi on Lenovo T530

I have an Intel 5300 Wireless Card in my new Lenovo ThinkPad T530. Sometimes, when I use the Wireless switch on the side of the computer, when I turn it back on the computer still says that the Wifi ...
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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 invert the scrolling direction for the lenovo thinkpad trackpoint?

In Windows 8.1 I invert the scrolling direction of the touchpad and external mouse by using the following AutoHotkey script. However, the trackpoint scrolling is still not affected by this. How can I ...
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Thinkpad T420 upper UltraNav keys are not working

I have an issue with an T420. Using the Trackpoint the higher keys are easier to reach, but not working. Only the lower ones respond to clicks, the one with an red circle are not responding. I ...
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How to save Windows license before installing Ubuntu

I purchased a new Lenovo Thinkpad L540 laptop. This laptop was supposed to be installed with Windows 8 pro but instead it came with Windows 7 Pro with an option to upgrade to windows 8 Pro. Now they ...
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Where is the serial number on T440s?

I need the machine type and serial number of my T440s. I can't find it at the bottom of the laptop. Is this normal? I remember that it was clearly visible on my old T420s.
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Remove Right Click Area on Lenovo ThinkPad W540

The Lenovo ThinkPad W540 does away with dedicated buttons for the trackpad and instead the whole trackpad area is clickable. The lack of any buttons to feel, coupled with the fact that trackpad is ...
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How can I make external monitor to work on safe mode?

My Machine is now working only on safe mode I'm using windows 7 64-bit pro edition I want my external monitor to work, is there any way doing it? I'm using Lenovo Thinkpad W-530
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How can I troubleshoot a failing USB 3.0 port without booting a live CD?

I have a corporate-supplied Lenovo ThinkPad T430 running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 using kernel 2.6.32-431.30.1.el6.x86_64, equipped with two USB 2.0 and two USB 3.0 ports. When I plug an USB 3.0 ...
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External speakers make buzzing noise when laptop is plugged in

Any powered external speakers I connect to my laptop make a buzzing noise when my laptop is plugged in. I also have battery-powered noise-canceling headphones that make the buzzing if noise canceling ...
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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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Disable wireless when ethernet connection is detected on an HP EliteBook

My company has recently started giving out HP Elitebooks to employees, replacing the Lenovo ThinkPads we used to use. I'm trying to find a way to disable the wireless when it detects that an ...
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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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How to disable 'touch' on new Thinkpad touchpad?

I recently purchased Lenovo Thinkpad T440s which the touchpad is one big button. I am trying Ubuntu 13.10 on this machine. How do I disable the 'touch' on the touchpad without disabling the clicking? ...
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How to set thermal throttling lowest CPU clock on Linux?

I am having huge problems with thermal throttling on my Thinkpad T420 with Core i7 and Nvidia Quadro. When the throttling starts I get the kernel message: [42544.677294] [Hardware Error]: Machine ...
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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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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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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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Thinkpad E420S powers on but doesn't boot for 15-20 minutes

What exactly is happening is: I shutdown/hibernate the laptop after using the day before and go to sleep The next day when I turn on the laptop - the thinkpad 'i' lights up (stays up) and the fan ...
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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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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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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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Why does my XP system randomly go into suspend mode?

I searched and could not find this question ant where. Occassionally, usually while using the mouse, my computer will suddenly go into suspend mode. To my knowledge, there is no pattern to this ...
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Permanent permissions change on /proc

I have a Kopete plug-in that tries to blink my Thinkpad light when I have a new incoming message. To accomplish this it uses a /proc virtual file provided by the thinkpad-acpi kernel module, situated ...
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Disabling keys from a T60 thinkpad laptop

I have two keys in the keyboard that are not useful for me (the page back and page forward by the arrow keys - I press them accidentally - which is NOT fun). Is there a way to disable these keys ?
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How to output to S-Video on Windows XP in single-monitor mode (clone display)?

I am using an IBM ThinkPad T30 running Windows XP. It is connected to a TV system via S-Video output. Windows is currently set up in multi-monitor mode with monitor 2 being output to S-Video. ...
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disable touchpad on Lenovo

I have a refurbished Thinkpad with an UltraNav "pointing device" installed as touchpad. I've tried disabling it through "device manager" but the "disable" option is disabled. Is there any way to ...
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Thinkpad hotswap second ssd

I have a Thinkpad T520 with 2 SSDs. One is installed in the internal bay and the other in a hdd caddy. Sometimes I Want to use the DVD drive. Would it be safe to swap the 2nd SSD with the DVD drive ...
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Thinkpad Yoga TouchPad gestures stop working

I am having a problem with my Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga in that it seems that the Touchpad has the tendency to stop recognizing multi-touch gestures like scrolling or zooming after the device has gone into ...
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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 ...