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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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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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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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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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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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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Autopower on (Lenovo R400)

I have a Lenovo R400, Every time I shut it down, it restarts itself after a second. It is completely off and after a couple of seconds it automatically power on itself What is wrong with it? Is it a ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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 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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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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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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Restoring Windows to new Lenovo Thinkpad after installing different OS to it?

I installed Debian to Windows Lenovo Thinkpad. Now I want to get the Windows back. How can I do it? My friend mentioned something about partitions, below my comp X220 details. $ sudo fdisk -l Disk ...
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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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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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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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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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What driver do I need for a PCI Simple Communications Controller in Lenovo T400?

I installed Windows 7 on a Lenovo T400 laptop. In the Device Manager, the only piece of unrecognized hardware is a "PCI Simple Communications Controller". Does anybody know what driver I need for ...
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How set up ReadyBoost (equivilent) on Xubuntu laptop?

I'm setting up an old Thinkpad 600e laptop using Xubuntu. The machine has only 160MB of memory (all I could find - 32MB onboard, + 2 x 64MB expansions), so it's paging like mad during normal use. I'm ...
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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 ...
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How can I make ThinkVantage Power Manager recognize my battery?

I bought a ThinkPad SL400 about a year and a half ago that came with Windows Vista and ThinkVantage Power Manager preinstalled. I had no problems with it at that time. I upgraded to Windows 7 last ...
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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 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 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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Lenovo Thinkpad T530 - LCD has strong moire effect

I was just about to buy Lenovo ThinkPad T530 laptop, as the reviews were speaking the best... What was my surprise when I saw that the LCD has a strong moire effect! I mean, if you change viewing ...
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How do I add an additional hard drive to a Thinkpad W510? [closed]

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad W510. The solid state drive (SSD) is only 120GB. My problem is that I want one additional hard drive. So my question is: How do I buy - preferable at Ebay - an adapter and ...
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Lenovo T400 - Large amount of memory reserved for hardware

I'm working with a T400 and Win7 32bit. Of course I can't use my 4GB memory. But the performance monitor shows me 1GB reserved memory for hardware. Is there a way to reduce this? Maybe..turning off ...
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Does my Thinkpad T60 chipset output a composite video signal on one of the output leads

I am not a tech. How can I find out this information? EDIT: Please someone answer this. I don't really want to accept my own answer. Thanks.
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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 ...