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

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Is it possible to install a fingerprint reader in a thinkpad T520 that didn't come with one?

I have a Lenovo T520 but I didn't order it with a fingerprinter reader. I was wondering if it is possible to purchase the finger printer reader separately (like this one: ebay link, and install it ...
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is it possible to “reset” the counting mechanism of power manager for battery maintenance (Lenovo)

Lenovo thinkpad provides a power manager software that allows for battery gauge reset. It's a hunch but it seems that there is a counting mechanism every time I "perform reset". In early days when I ...
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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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Delete hiberfil.sys on Windows 7

Ok, so I know what hiberfil.sys is, and I want to use hibernation on my laptop. But I have another hard drive active in my laptop, it's taken from my old one... and I want to get rid of the ...
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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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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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Right ctrl-alt-del works but not Left ctrl-alt-del for Lenovo Thinkpad W520

I just received a Lenovo Thinkpad W520 and at the login screen left ctrl-alt-del won't work for me but the right ctrl-alt-del will. I have no idea of the history of this particular computer. Is ...
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How to remedy the cursor disppearance? [duplicate]

The cursor suddenly disappears while typing. It comes back after a seconds and disappears again.
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How to remedy a cursor disappearance while typing a text?

While typing a text, the cursor suddenly disappears and comes back after a seconds. It looks like it goes to autosaving.
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Can I enable bluetooth on a Lenovo E520 running Windows 10?

I downloaded this driver, but Windows blocks the setup from running saying it's incompatible. Are there any way to get bluetooth running on this computer?
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Xorg: no signal on external display

I'm having a problem accessing an external screen through the VGA connector on a ThinkPad T60 laptop. Xorg seems to detect the screen, because after connecting the screen to the VGA connector, I'm ...
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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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Keyboard and Trackpad do not work when Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12 is stacked

I work in an IT department and each year we roll out a bunch of laptops. This year we used the Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12. Because I work with so many of them, I'm inevitably going to stack them on top ...
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Lenovo ThinkPad L52 - Wireless driver

I just formatted and installed Windows 7 on my Lenovo ThinkPad L520 laptop, and its wireless isn't working. I see this networking status on my desktop: I installed Realtek LAN Driver for Windows 7 ...
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Matching keyboard layout for Thinkpad W520 in SUSE?

I am trying to use a SUSE installation from my ThinkPad W520. However I am having a very hard time finding a matching keyboard layout. I have a German QWERTZ layout as you can see in the following ...
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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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Wireless issues on Lenovo ThinkPad

I'm currently experiencing wireless connectivity issues on my Lenovo ThinkPad T520. This started around a week ago - I couldn't find a way to fix it and ended up reinstalling Windows, but the problem ...
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Scrolling sensitivity issues with synaptics touchpad driver

I'm having a really annoying scrolling issue with the touchpad on my Lenovo X250 (Windows 10). The sensitivity of scrolling is dramatically decreased following the use of trackpoint scrolling. ...
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External monitor flashes occassionally only while power cord is plugged-in

I have a Thinkpad laptop (E550 to be exact) with an i5 CPU and Intel HD 5500 GPU running with Win 7. Since two weeks, while an external monitor is connected (to the VGA port) AND the power cord is ...
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“Use this device as the primary monitor” is now greyed out

I was using an external TV to watch DVDs using the S-Video output of my Thinkpad T41. I checked the box "Extend my windows desktop onto this monitor." That worked, and the icons that don't fit on my ...
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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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Disable the DVD eject button on a Thinkpad running Linux

My Thinkpad T420 has a problem. It's just too sensitive. I just slightly touch it on the right side, and woosh, the DVD drive pops open. (I think this is called a premature ejection :)). Is there a ...
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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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How to backup Lenovo Password Manager?

I just configured some Tasks to backup my Notebook daylie. Now I'd like to include my Lenovo Password Manager. I took a look into the Help but I couldn't find anything besides exporting my data. 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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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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Swapping the Fn and Ctrl Keys on a Lenovo ThinkPad Keyboard

I have this keyboard, and I'm trying to remap Fn to Ctrl and Ctrl to Fn, if at all possible. I read in some links that the scan code of Fn is only detectable by the Lenovo driver and not Windows. ...
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Display signal cuts out due to static electricity

I have two monitors hooked up to a Thinkpad T450 using Displayport MST, and every once in a while, the signal would cut out briefly before coming back. I had no idea what the issue was, and I ...
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Where does Lenovo X1 2nd generation store its supervisor password?

I have forgotten the supervisor password for my Lenovo X1 carbon 2nd. generation. Searching online I figured out how to remove the password for 1st generation X1 laptops. But I also read that unlike ...
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Any way to use Lenovo Fingerprint Manager instead of Windows Hello on Windows 10?

I just got a new Thinkpad T Series and upgraded from Windows 7.1 to Windows 10. Now when trying to Install Lenovo Fingerprint Manager Pro I get the message that this version of Windows won't support ...
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New Lenovo laptop what should I do?

So we all know Lenovo have been on the limelight over the past year with their questionable added software / data selling but I still love the ThinkPad line. If I was to buy a brand new ThinkPad / ...
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How to improve ThinkPad Trackpoint on Windows (like Linux)?

The feel of the Thinkpad Trackpoint on Linux is far superior to Windows, in my opinion and in the opinion of many other users I've spoken to. I've searched for a way to remedy the clunky feeling of ...
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Need help on figuring the best way to reset forgotten SVP on T410

So, I was replacing thermal paste on my T410 and disconnected the CMOS in error when disassembling. Now my T410 is locked with a SVP and won't let me in. I've tried all the password combinations I use ...
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Why does this ThinkPad T60 fan permanently spin up and down?

I have a ThinkPad T60 computer here, and its fan is in one of three states, mostly the second one, which is totally annoying: Running normal at slowest speed. Spinning up and down between 3100 and ...
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x220 touchpad parameters on Elementary OS

I have Elementary OS installed on my Lenovo X220. The touchpad works OK but one really annoying thing is that during the time the 'button' is depressed the bottom part of the touchpad which comprises ...
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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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Lenovo Yoga 15 maximum RAM allowed

My company was provided with a Lenovo Yoga 15, the one including the RealSense F200 camera It has come equipped with a RAM of 8GB and that's fine. We were thinking to extend it to 16GB according to ...
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T420s Fn hotkey functionality Win7

I used the Lenovo factory recovery partition and reinstalled all the drivers including hotkey functionality/smif and keyboard related drivers. Only a few of the hotkeys work (unfortunately not the ...
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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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Lenovo thinkpad t450s slow to log in

I'm a proud new owner of Lenovo t450s. This laptop is really great, beautiful and powerful. But I have a major problem with it. It takes ages to open the login screen! Either when I lock the computer ...
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thinkpad screen gets stripy - hardware or software issue?

On a thinkpad L412, running xubuntu 15.04, I get various strange atrifacts on the screen, mostly stripes. It can realiably be triggered by moving the mouse pointer to the upper left corner. It also ...
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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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Disable Wireless when connected to the wire (LAN mode)? Best strategy and advice

Is there a new possibly method in GPO (Group Policy Management) to automatically turn off wireless when a network cable is plugged in and to turn in on when not cable is detected. Using the following ...
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Thinkpad Yoga + VS2013 - End/Insert key swap

This one is driving me nuts. When running Visual Studio 2013 on my Thinkpad Yoga the 'End' key becomes 'Insert' and I have to hit Fn+End to actually go to the end of the line. The other Fn keys ...
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Lost my Lenovo Recovery partition

I by mistake deleted my recovery partition in Lenovo Thinkpad E420. How can i have that Partiotion again. I tried a exe found in Program Files(x86)->Lenovo->Factory It temporarily create that drive ...
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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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Second monitor not working on Windows 10

I am running Windows 10 on a Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga and my second monitor (connected through ThinkPad OneDock into the monitor with DVI) Previously on Windows 8.1 the monitor was working perfectly with ...
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How to get wifi to reconnect automatically?

Hardware is a Lenovo Thinkpad 10. Operating System is Windows 10 (32-bit). Upon boot, the machine will connect to wireless just fine. However, if the wireless drops for any reason (such as signal ...
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Overriding “The speed of processor 0 in group 0 is being limited by system firmware”

My Thinkpad automatically locks the CPU frequency to ~1,5Ghz while the adapter is plugged in without a battery, as described in this article. I don't care whether the adapter can support it or not ...
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ThinkPad T400 booting to black screen

I recently acquired an old ThinkPad T400 without a hard drive, so I put one in and installed Windows 10 on it. The first few boots were pretty painless and Just Worked, but there's some kind of ...