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

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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 ...
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T61 Thinkpad beeps when almost fully charged

my Thinkpad continuously beeps when almost fully charged (like 90% charged), but when it is low on battery and charging, or not charging at all it doesn't beep. I had a similar problem in the past ...
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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" ...
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Windows Experience Index (WEI) / WinSAT results show all zeros on Windows 8.1 machine

I am trying to calculate my WEI/WinSAT scores on a Windows 8.1 machine (Lenovo ThinkPad W530). Since the WEI graphical user interface has been removed in Windows 8.1 I am using the command line ...
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Is it possible to replace the video card in IBM Lenevo thinkpad w510

I have IBM Think PAD w510. When i turn on thwn i get 1 long beep and 2 short beeps with no display ...
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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 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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DVI Thinkpad monitors through Intel on Dock

Hardware is an Thinkpad T520 with Optimus technology. Video Cards: Nvidia NVS 4200M Intel 3000 HD Dock: Mini dock 433810U With this dock + laptop combination, the external displays are not ...
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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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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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Windows 8 not booting at all

I am using a Lenovo ThinkPad Twist with Windows 8, and it isn't booting at all. It doesn't even show the Lenovo logo or anything. It makes no sound, nothing. It used to work. It stopped working after ...
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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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Lenovo laptop: Is it ok to leave the battery charging while it is being used? [duplicate]

Is it ok to leave the battery charging while it is being use? Or is it ok to keep the power plugged in with full charged battery while the laptop is in use? Can this shorten battery's lifespan?
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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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Thinkpad Edge E430 slowed down to a crawl

We bought 2 thinkpad E430 systems in September 2012. They were running Windows 7 pretty smooth as the time but as it stands today, my dad's thinkpad has slowed down to a crawl. Clicking on the start ...
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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 ...
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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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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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rtcwake not working without ac pluged in

(arch, thinkpad x200) just tried to set up a script to switch from "suspend to ram" to "suspend to disk" after 24 hours. I am using rtcwake for this. weird problem: rtcwake is not working. If I try ...
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Graphics card memory showing 256mb in-game

Im using Lenovo ThinkPad T440p. It has intel i7 4600 and Intel HD 4600 inbuilt gfx card. CPU-Z shows 2GB graphicsa ram while in-game I get only 256mb available graphics. Please guide, also can i ...
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My Thinkpad W530 gets an error message that pops up several times a day

It's a black box that says "resolution notice" on the top. It asks me to change my resolution several times a day. How do I get rid of this message?
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Unable to turn on Wireless on a Lenovo Thinkpad 410s

I cannot turn on the wireless card on my Lenovo Thinkpad 410s running Windows 7. It simply stopped working. I tested with boot from disk and it works...not a hardware issue. I have checked BIOS, ...
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How to initialize a lithium-ion battery?

I just bought a lithium-ion battery for a Lenovo ThinkPad T61, and frustratingly it displays being able to charge only at 91% of its design capacity (65.16 Wh out of the designed 71.28 Wh). ...
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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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Ambulence-like sound when Thinkpad T400's battery is running out of power

When my Thinkpad T400 is on its battery and its battery running out of power, there is ambulence-like sound. I wonder how to eliminate the annoying sound? Is there a setting in BIOS? My OS is Ubuntu ...
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Thinkpad T410 Fix fan noise

How do I fix the fan noise on Thinkpad laptops? The fan is overly loud. More specifically how do I fix the fan noise on a T410 Thinkpad?
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Software Keyboard Missing in Flash

On a Lenovo ThinkPad tablet running Windows 8.1, the software keyboard does not appear when running a Flash-based web page in Internet Explorer. Specifically, there is a text box requiring that an ...
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SandForce SSD encryption - security and support

I'm currently thinking about buying a ThinkPad X201 and equip it with a SSD drive. Now, to protect my data I always used Linux with LUKS full disk encryption on my laptops. However, as stated in ...
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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 Thinkpad T60 laptop frequently fails to boot

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T60 laptop which has run several operating systems over the years (each separately), but lately it's been having trouble booting. It exhibited this problem first while running ...
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How can I get my Thinkpad T420 to boot directly to GRUB, skipping the boot menu?

I installed ArchLinux 2014.03 on my Thinkpad T420 (no dual boot), and when I turn on the computer it takes me to a boot menu with only one option: arch_grub. To continue I have to press enter, which ...
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How to Improve Middle-Click Sensitivity on Thinkpad X1 Carbon?

The drivers that came pre-installed on the Thinkpad Carbon X1 do not look like those in the online help and do not offer the choice of function for the middle-button. So, I installed those from ...
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Sound plays on headphones and speakers with Lenovo ThinkPad L512 + Ubuntu 10

The only thing really missing from this install is this issue with the sound. I've searched all over the forums and i found one thing where you get the model and codecs and write them to a file, ...
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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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How to update lenovo ThinkPad from windows 7 to windows 8

I have Lenovo ThinkPad S540 which is already installed Windows 7. But the laptop does not have a DVD player. So I cant install windows 8 using the given CD pack. But when I download Windows 8 updater ...
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How to bypass Lenovo Thinkpad power-on password?

My brother has a Lenovo Thinkpad laptop. He decided to format his laptop, but after the format he couldn't power on his laptop because of the power-on password. The password is required at start-up. ...
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Spilt soup on my T400 keyboard and it turns itself off [duplicate]

I accidentally spilled some soup onto my keyboard, and my laptop (Thinkpad T400) turned itself off, probably because of short-circuit. It can't be turned on now. I remove the power and the battery. ...
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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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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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Group Policy Client Service Failed

I recently got a new computer, but someone had already created a user account. Instead of deleting theirs and creating a new one, I just changed the name. Next I need to change the C:\Users\ThereName ...
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Stuck at the Thinkpad startup screen on first reboot after Wubi

I have just downloaded Wubi and Ubuntu and rebooted around 10 minutes ago. Oddly enough, I am stuck at the ThinkPad screen: What should I do from here? I have tried clicking the ThinkVantage ...
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Certain keys not working on a T40 thinkpad

I just got my friend's laptop that had a few problems. My friend didn't bother to get it repaired at the time and got himself a better machine. As I've never been a "laptop" man I never even ...
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UEFI Boot Manager - Thinkpad Yoga - Boot Menu

I'm trying to set up a dual boot system on my new Thinkpad Yoga and I have a couple of questions related to its UEFI Boot Manager. On power up I can press F12 in order to pop up a Boot Menu in which ...
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Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E520 Win8 64-bit Bluetooth Compatibility issues

When I try to install the Lenovo Official bluetooth driver on Win8 I get this [messages] (https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/400578_10152802867230198_482164324_n.jpg): my ...
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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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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 ...