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

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Lenovo Thinkpad X201, wireless switching off

I have had a long term problem with my Thinkpad randomly switching off the wireless. I haven't yet been able to discern any apparent pattern as to when or why it does it. I have recently upgraded ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad Keyboard T510 dimension

I am working on a project where I need the dimensions of the T510 Keyboard. The plan is to use the Keyboard with odroid or any other micro-controller board. The easiest way is to use the usb ...
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How to access BIOS to boot from USB on Lenovo X230i?

I cannot enter BIOS when the laptops turns on so that I can boot Ubuntu from a USB pendrive. I've tried to press Enter as suggested on some webpages as well as randomly press function keys just ...
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How to install coreboot/libreboot on Thinkpad x220

I am interested to replace my BIOS on my Thinkpad x220, because I want to remove the white list for other wifi cards. At first I was thinking to use a modificated BIOS from one of these russian boards,...
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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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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 ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad T450s: “Error: The non-volatile system UEFI variable storage is nearly full.”

A customer of mine is using a Lenovo Thinkpad T450s since something like a year. The machine is running Debian jessie, with a kernel out of jessie-backports, right now 4.5+73~bpo8+1. The latest UEFI ...
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How to switch off auto brightness on a Lenovo W530

The auto brightness "feature" of Windows 8.x is driving me crazy. I would like to switch it off on my Lenovo W530. Adaptive Brightness is disabled in Power Options the Sensor Monitoring Service is ...
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Battery drains during hibernation (to disk) and even when completely shut down

I have a Thinkpad x220 (Debian Stretch) with a 6 cell battery which seems to be ok, according the the xfce4-power-manager. . The odd thing is that the battery drains during hibernation (to disk) at a ...
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ThinkPad T520: screen is constantly white after closing the lid without turning the laptop off

Today my ThinkPad T520 stopped showing anything, it always shows the white screen. How it happened: in my Linux Mint, I verified that when I close the laptop lid, it enters Suspend mode, and when I ...
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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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TLA hell and Lenovo T450s trackpad/keyboard bezel replacement parts

I intend to replace the buggy and unergonomic trackpad on my T440s with a T450s' trackpad as i believe they are compatible. This link is to a bill of materials for a T450s from Lenovo's website: ...
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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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Windows 8.1 Pro install - SSD not detected

Upgrading my girlfriend's Lenovo SL510 to use an SSD. I removed the old HDD and replaced it by the Samsung 830 128GB SSD. The SSD is visible in the BIOS and it is accessible/formattable from another ...
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ThinkPad x230 Windows Hello

I have a ThinkPad x230i (2324-HF4) with a fingerprint reader on it. I've upgraded up to Windows 10 and I can't enable fingerprint login. In BIOS settings fingerprint reader is visible (I can erase ...
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How to recover Windows 8.1 (System) Files?

I have a fairly new (purchased 8/2013) Lenovo ThinkPad T431s with Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit. It has a very tricky error coming basically 8 / 10 boots: Windows is Scanning and repairing drive... Error ...
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Remap Lock key on Thinkpad Edge E531

My Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E531 (running Windows 7) has a few unneeded media keys above the numpad (Calculator, Lock computer, Web browser and Explorer) that I would like to remap to something more ...
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ThinkPad X220i appears to power on but won't start - no BIOS or beeps

I have a ThinkPad X220i laptop here (4-5 years old, out of warranty) that won't power on any more. Looking for any tips to get to the cause and repair it. The problem: When you press the power button ...
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How can I use a small 90W power adapter with a ThinkPad W530?

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad W530 computer. The 170W power adapter it comes with is huge! I tried to plug in an old 90W adapter -- which is much smaller -- to the computer but immediately when it starts ...
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Thinkpad T530 with Intel HD 4000 and Nvidia NVS 5400M Gamma adjust not working

Some process seems to have a deathgrip on my laptop's color settings, specifically the gamma adjust. I'm trying to adjust the gamma on my laptop because my outboard monitor is too dark for my taste, ...
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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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Linux X260 special keys

I am attempting to make use of my f4, f7-f12 special keys, but am unable to find event/key codes for them. I do have thinkpad_acpi, and am able to use f1-f3, f5-f6. Do people have suggestions no how I ...
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Ubuntu Lenovo boots to “PXE-E61 Media Test Failure - Check Cable”

Thanks for opening this, I'm helpless. I have a Lenovo E545 ThinkPad running Ubuntu 14.04 off of the[Samsung 840 SSD that I installed when I bought the computer. Everything as run fine until I tried ...
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Black screen when trying to install Ubuntu or Debian on new laptop

I'm trying to install Ubuntu or Debian from a live usb, but I can't get past the grub screen. I have two physical USB drives and I used unetbootin to create the live usbs. I've tried the live USBs ...
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Synaptics Touchpad Driver crashes occasionally when using multitouch

I'm using a Lenovo Thinkpad w520 running Windows 10 (upgrade from Windows 7, not full re-install, btw). Like other thinkpads, it has a touchpad from Synaptics. Occasionally, and only when performing ...
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Left bottom button of touchpad of Lenovo T400 became not working gradually

I bought my T400 brand new from Lenovo at the end of 2009, but I didn't use it often until one year ago. A month ago, the left bottom button of touchpad of Lenovo T400 started to respond slowly (need ...
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Thinkpad, Windows, middle button for “open in new tab” and scroll

There apparently is tpmiddle to make the middle button work like a scroll wheel PLUS a wheel press click. But the link to the synaptics SDK is broken. How can I make my middle trackpad button work "...
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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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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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Is it possible to upgrade a BGA 1224 CPU?

I want to upgrade the CPU of my T430s laptop from i7-3520M to i7-3632QM. I'm sure i7-3632QM is supported (same socket (BGA1224), same TDP (35W) and microcode found in BIOS (306A9.PAT)). So my ...
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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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My Lenovo IBM Thinkpad X60 abruptly stopped exporting a VMA signal. Did I mention the screen is broken?

My trusty everyday computer is an IBM Lenovo X60 Thinkpad, running Debian. The thing is pretty indestructible, but a few weeks ago I managed to break the screen by compressing it between the collapsed ...
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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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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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How can I deactivate ThinkVantage Access Connections?

How can I get rid of this damn program, short of actually uninstalling the ThinkVantage suite? I activated it once on my ThinkPad (with Windows XP), and it now refuses to switch off, even if I tick ...
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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 USB keyboard trackpoint to scroll in Visual Studio 2013/2015

How one would configure external thinkpad USB keyboard with trackpoint to scroll in Visual Studio 2013/2015? Note: just noticed that the scroll works only when the VS window is inactive. Edit: Using ...
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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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How to stop my laptop's screen from rotating when I press Alt + Arrow?

I have a ThinkPad laptop, and whenever I press Alt + Left arrow, my screen rotates to the left. How do I stop this annoying behavior?
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Can I change the acceleration for my trackpoint on Linux/X11?

I have a Thinkpad t450s with the physical trackpoint buttons. It uses the synaptics driver and shows up like this in xinput(1): ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer ...
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Lenovo X1 Carbon suddenly slows when AC is attached

To avoid anyone losing time reading this all, the solution that worked twice is: Restore your PC using "System Restore" to a point in time prior to when you started experiencing this problem Today ...
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Very bizarre battery level behavior for Thinkpad T430s on openSUSE

Okay, so I've just bought a second-hand Thinkpad T430s from ebay. Everything looked fine, the computer's in good shape. After installing openSUSE, I decide to see how long the battery will last. I ...
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Video card not detected on Lenovo T410 in Linux

I have a T410 with an nVidia NVS 3100M, this is not a hybrid system, there is no Optimus. (No option in the BIOS for Optimus, lspci in linux as well as the Windows device manager only show the nVidia) ...
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Lenovo W530 with Windows 8.1 not recognizing external monitor

I just got a Lenovo W530 through work running Windows 8.1 Enterprise 64-bit. My VGA port on the side of the laptop does not recognize any external monitor plugged into it. My company's IT guys and I ...
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Linux on Lenovo W541, problems with Nvidia driver

Trying to get Linux Mint 17.2 installed on my new Lenovo W541 refresh. The installation works fine with the Nouveau graphics. But Nouveau doesn't do well with additional displays attached to the dock. ...
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Lenovo W530 with Quadro K2000M screen changes contrast drastically when switching to dark application

I have Lenovo W530 with Windows 8.1, and it has that annoying feature which changes contrast depending on colors of application (both on battery and AC). I've found that this is quite common on Intel ...
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Does Lenovo T430s (with NVS 5200) support dp 1.2 daisy chaining?

I have a Lenovo T430s with Nvidia 5200M and Intel HD 4000. My question is: does this support daisy chaining of monitors from it's miniDP port? I am using windows 7. I want to us it with 2 Dell U2415.
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Nvidia Optimus not connected to any display?

While trying to spec out a Lenovo T440p ThinkPad with Nvidia graphics and a docking station allowing for dual monitors, I found a forum post implying that the Nvidia Optimus could not be used with ...
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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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Very slow Windows 7 on Thinkpad T61

I have a very strange problem with my fresh install of Windows 7 Profesional, 64bits on my Lenovo Thinkpad T61 : The overal performance is very slow, the disk is constantly spinning, even without any ...