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

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I accidentally plugged my USB mouse into my eSata port… it works?

I'm on a Thinkpad T510 and I accidentally plugged my Razor USB mouse into the eSata port not realizing my error because it has been working fine this whole time. Does this seem a little odd?
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What does the ThinkPad “power button trick” do?

While searching for a fix for my broken ThinkVantage Power Manager, I came across a forum post suggesting that I press the power button ten times after disconnecting power to the machine. At first I ...
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How can I determine and set my primary graphics card?

I have a Lenovo W520 laptop with two graphics cards: I think Windows 7 (64 bit) is using my Intel graphics card ₃ which I think is integrated — because I have a low graphics rating in ...
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Windows 7 Webcam recording software [closed]

I want to record a video on my webcam on Lenovo T61 powered by Windows 7 Professional. I've noticed it's working differently from Windows XP. Can anyone care to recommend a decent webcam software that ...
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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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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 hiberfil....
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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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How to disable screen orientation hot keys

I'd like to disable ctrl+alt+arrow keys changing the screen orientation. I've seen here that this is a function of the Intel graphics driver. So I followed the directions and disabled hotkeys in the ...
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Laptop wireless networking options: 1x1 vs 2x2

I am currently customizing a Lenovo Thinkpad. Under the section "Integrated WiFi wireless LAN adapters" there are two options. Default: ThinkPad 1x1 b/g/n Upgraded: ThinkPad 2x2 a/b/g/n (+$10 AUD) ...
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Anyone using the ThinkPad fingerprint reader? [closed]

I got a new ThinkPad with the built-in fingerprint reader. At first I thought it was silly, but then I thought, hey, this could save me typing my password every time I boot up. Is anyone using it? ...
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Set fan speed by RPM on Thinkpad T420s in Linux

The only interface I've found for setting the fan speed with the thinkpad-acpi module, is setting pre-defined levels, 0-7. Example: sudo su -c 'echo "level 2" > /proc/acpi/ibm/fan' I would like ...
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Windows 7 does not detect USB mass storage devices anymore

In an attempt to get a WD USB HDD to work I followed a suggestion to uninstall all devices of type Mass Storage using USBDeview. Now, Windows 7 does not show any mass storage device, even the ones ...
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Thinkpad power adapters

Would it be okay to plug a 90W Thinkpad power brick to a X200? It originally came with a 65W adapter but it has stopped working. So I also have a 90W adapter that came with a T61 - can I use it ...
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Lenovo T400 fan running constantly in Kubuntu 12.04

I recently installed Kubuntu 12.04 on a partition of my hard drive and the CPU fan seems to be constantly running. I thought it might be because it was running hot but the temp is floating around 110 ...
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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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How do I determine if an SSD fits into my tablet/notebook?

I have a Lenovo X220 Tablet. My question is: How do I determine if an SSD, e.g. this OCZ Octane SATA III SSD will fit?
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Replacing laptop LCD panel

I have a Lenovo T61 laptop. The LCD panel cracked recently. I decided to try my hand at fixing it. I bought a replacement LCD on ebay http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=...
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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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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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Middle-click on Lenovo laptop

I just got myself a new Lenovo T400 laptop and I'm quite enjoying it. However, I'm kind of a middle click junky, it gets used on my desktop probably more than Right-click. Anyway, on other laptops I ...
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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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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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Thinkpad speaker turns mute - Linux Codec issue?

At some point a few days ago the speakers on my Lenovo Thinkpad T410 (Model number: 2537A11) suddenly stopped working randomly. This error happens every time I watch a video or listen to a music file. ...
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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" Haswell &...
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Can you plug-in the battery while laptop is on AC only?

I'm using my laptop at home with battery removed and only connected to the AC power. However I'm lacking the mobility as my power cord is kinda short. Is it safe from electrical point of view to plug ...
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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 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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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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Notebook fan spinning at max after trying Linux

I have a Thinkpad T420 (4178-BSG) I use with Windows. The fan (cpu) was always very quiet and I was completely satisfied with it. A few days ago I booted Backtrack Linux from a flashdrive and the fan ...
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My new Lenovo T410 has slowed to a crawl. How do I fix it?

I've been using Windows for over 18 years now and consider myself a power user. This laptop is about 6 months old) specs: 4 GB RAM and running Windows 7 enterprise with a 120 GB solid state drive. ...
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Have I created the recovery disk from recovery partition correctly?

I was creating recovery disk from recovery partition on my Lenovo T400 with Windows 7. 6.5 GB of the recovery partition has been occupied. But in the process, I created three DVDs. I might remember ...
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USB device not working properly on a Thinkpad T60

I have just started getting a message that a USB device is not working properly. This is on a new Thinkpad T60 running Windows XP Professional SP3. I have had all devices attached for about 10 days ...
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Mount and dismount hard drive through a script/software [duplicate]

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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Windows 7 Pro OA: getting installation media after removing manufacturer's pre-install? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I find a download of both Vista (Home Premium) and Windows 7 OEM ISO? My Windows 7 Professional became infected after 2 weeks of its usage and I did not copy the ...
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Using built in GPS in windows 8 with precise location? [duplicate]

I have the lenovo helix, with a built 3g chip that features a GPS. So far every map app in the windows store is giving me the wrong location. It is in the same country, but far off. My phone is much ...
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ThinkPad T400 and Windows 8.1 “compatibility and support”

firstly, it's really hard to make title on this but I'll try to explain below. This problem occurs for some time but I think, not from very beginning of using Windows 8.1 on my ThinkPad T400. When I ...
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WD USB HDD not recognized: Elements 10B8 [duplicate]

Any idea what could be the problem and how to solve it? Details: HDD: WD Elements 2TB (P/N: WDBU6Y0020BBK-05) When first connecting the device to my ThinkPad T420si (4174-E37), a dialog appeared ...
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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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What kind of SSD does the ThinkPad X200 come with, and is it any good?

I'm considering a ThinkPad X200. There's a 128 GB SSD option, and since I'm a huge fan of the Intel X25-M SSD I've been using on my older X61s, I'm thinking of going with that. I am kind of worried ...
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CPU usage goes up while computer enters into screensaver/screen goes dark

Computer/Laptop: Lenovo T500 When I leave my PC, it turns off the display after X minutes. That's fine. However, since I use "Proccess Explorer" (SysInternals) there is a bit of a history in my ...
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How can I disable my Thinkpad T60's sound when the battery connection is changed?

I find all sounds my computer makes a bother. I have managed to turn off almost everything, but the "change state" between "on battery" and "on power" still remains. How can I turn it off? Thanks.
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ThinkPad Windows 7 laptop is often slow but only when plugged into AC power

It's a ThinkPad W510, with Windows 7. I've been struggling with this since I got the laptop. Very often, say for 20-30 minutes at a time several times a day, the laptop gets painfully slow. I'm ...
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Can I replace laptop SSD harddrive with normal drive without voiding the warranty?

I have a Thinkpad w510 with a 128 GB SSD drive. However, I have found out that storage capacity of the SSD disc is insufficient. My question is: Is it possible to a get new laptop 500 GB harddrive ...
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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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How can I manage the fan speed on a Lenovo thinkpad t510? [closed]

How can increase the speed of the fan on my Lenovo Thinkpad t510 running Windows 7? Is there any software or script that helps me with this?
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Windows 8 out of memory over time: Toke Paged consuming over 5GB

Laptop: Lenovo ThinkPad W530 As I leave my computer on for a day or so it starts to run out of memory. This continues until it freezes up completely. I've read numerous articles that has lead me to ...
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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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Laptop Running Slower Without Battery Attached

I have a Thinkpad T520 and I'm monitoring my CPU using CPU-Z. For some reason, when I detach the battery, the CPU only run till 800MHz. Whereas when I run using battery power, it goes up to 2.3GHz. I ...
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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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Touchpad button assignments don't persist with Lenovo T400 on WinXP

I have a Lenovo T400 notebook with Windows XP on it. I usually use the TrackPoint, and almost never use the TouchPad. I do a look of work on Linux over VNC, in my setup the middle mouse button is ...