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

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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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Headset Buzzing when laptop power plugged in

I have a Thinkpad Edge E535 Laptop and a Logitech G35 headet. When I use the microphone to record stuff there is a small humming/buzzing sound in the background when the laptop is plugged in to AC. ...
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Ethernet port on thinkpad doesn't connect but the one on the ultrabase (dock) does

I just recently bought a used Thinkpad X200s and installed Xubuntu 13.04 on it. I am have issues getting the ethernet port on the laptop to connect. I also have a Ultrabase dock for the laptop. ...
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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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How to change a keycode using setkeycodes

I have a Thinkpad Edge E130 running Sabayon (a Gentoo-based distro), and I'm fighting the well-know bug Xorg 255 keycodes limit. My laptop has the Fn+F4 hotkey for Mic Mute/Unmute. This is the ...
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New Wireless Card in a x301 Thinkpad

I am trying to install an Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6200 into my Levovo x301 Thinkpad. I have a half card and have the gray and black wires plugged in. I replaced the bios with a version that does not ...
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Connect Lenovo Thinkpad Edge e120 to WQHD display (such as Dell U2711) through HDMI

On paper, the HDMI version of the Lenovo Thinkpad Edge e120 is 1.3, which supports WQHD. Does it actually work? I want to connect the e120 to a WQHD display, such as the Dell U2711 or an Apple ...
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How to configure Synaptics TrackPoint/UltraNav for specific applications?

I have a ThinkPad X61, and I'd like to configure sensitivity of the Synaptics pointing stick scrolling feature on a per-application basis. I did this about 4 years ago on my ThinkPad T41, using a ...
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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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Secondary (extended) monitor turns off when I remove power cable from my laptop

I have a 2 monitor setup. An extended monitor that connects to my Lenovo Thinkpad T530. When I removes power cable from my laptop to run it on battery, the secondary (extended) monitor turns off. Can ...
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Grup graphics lag

I've just set up Ubuntu 13.10 on a new laptop. It's a thinkpad T540p and grub is having some really strange problems. After the bios flash screen grup starts to load. The screen goes black and the ...
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How to make Lenovo Thinkpad switch for AP with best reception?

I recently changed the my network so that the 4 devices (1 router, 3AP's) is running on one SSID and different channels (instead of 4 different SSID's on same channel). I had some problems with ...
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lirc and IR Remote Range

So, I finally got around to installing lirc on my Ubuntu machine and it's all going pretty well following the instructions for lirc_sir over at irDA's ThinkWiki page. The main problem I'm running into ...
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Cannot use recovery partition in order to reinstall Windows 7

TL;DR I want to reinstall the OS shipped with my Thinkpad, but I cannot get to install Rescue and Recovery; I cannot get to create a Windows recovery disk; I cannot get to restore the Windows MBR. ...
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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 T530 TouchPad stops responding

I have a ThinkPad T530 running Windows 8 Pro X64. I use two finger scrolling with my touchpad, and often scrolling will stop working for a few seconds, causing the cursor to just move erratically ...
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Restore a Lenovo Thinkpad to Factory Settings, the first few MB of the hard drive were overwritten by dd

I was trying to make a live USB of OpenSUSE on my new Thinkpad laptop, but none of the windows tools I was trying worked. I put in a Live CD of Ubuntu 12.04 and tried to used the "dd" command to write ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad W500 - fruit pulp got in around docking socket, black screen

Banana pulp got into the laptop through the docking socket area. Already disassembled the laptop, and cleaned as much pulp as I can see from the bottom side of the motherboard, as well as surrounding ...
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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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Laptop keyboard repeats keystrokes/characters at random

My laptop keyboard occasionally interprets a single keystroke as three keystrokes. This happens anywhere from 10-100 times/day in all programs and I can't isolate any pattern or cause. It definitely ...
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Cannot send or receive files over Bluetooth

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad laptop and running Windows Vista. Previously I could send and receive files between my phone and my laptop but now it won't work. Every time I select a file, right-click and ...
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How to restore Lenovo ThinkVantage Rescue And Recovery Partition?

I've created a backup of the Rescue And Recovery Partition using clonezilla. Now, on a new disk, I've recovered the partition using clonezilla, however when I try to boot it I get: Missing operating ...
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Thinkpad T510 - ActiveRotate feature? (Like the X220t)

I was wondering if any one who owns a T510 (or similar model with NVIDIA graphics) has managed to get automatic screen rotations working similar to the ActiveRotate feature found on Thinkpad X220t ...
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Thinkpad T60 display has suddenly gone dim

I have an IBM Thinkpad T60 2007 laptop with a 14-inch 1024x768 screen. Some time ago on one occasion I turned it on, Windows booted without any problems, but in the exact moment I plugged in my webcam ...
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Monitor display prblem with Fedora 15 on Lenovo Thinkpad t410 with Intel graphics card

I have a Lenovo t410 with with Fedora Core 15(64 bits) installed on it. I have two monitors, a Lenovo ThinkVision and a Dell one. I can just close my laptop lid and use the Dell monitor as my main ...
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Thinkpad T500 - Applications hang when attempting to perform HDD writes after docking the PC

For the past four days, my laptop PC, a Lenovo Thinkpad T500 running Windows XP SP3, has been getting into a "bad state" after waking the PC up from sleep and docking the PC. The most prominent ...
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Connect old IBM Thinkpad monitor to Desktop PC?

i have an old (very?) IBM ThinkPad laptop. It worked a few days before, but i decided to take off all the components (harddisk, cd-rom, keyboard) as the laptop was not useful at all. But, it has a ...
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Thinkpad X201 freezing on startup

I recently purchased a Lenovo Thinkpad X201 with Windows 7 x64. The computer arrived packed and new. We installed the most basic programs on it: Office 2010, Winrar and a printer. After about a week, ...
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lenovo thinkpad sl500 fn keys & hdd protection on ubuntu

(i use ubuntu 10.04 64bit) i cant get most of my fn keys to work in this laptop. i especially need fn+f8, which switches between trackpoint & touchpad. what i tried: sudo nano /etc/modules ...
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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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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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Cannot access USB flash drive

I cannot access the Sandisk USB I insert into my laptop's USB port. It was working fine just yesterday, but now it's not showing up in My Computer. It shows up in Devices and Printers, but there is ...
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Why does my XP system randomly go into suspend mode?

I searched and could not find this question ant where. Occassionally, usually while using the mouse, my computer will suddenly go into suspend mode. To my knowledge, there is no pattern to this ...
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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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ThinkPad S440 wifi and unexpected system halt

Just a few days ago I installed new wifi driver and everything seemed to work fine on Lenovo ThinkPad S440. The problem is that the system crashes unexpectedly. This is a pastebin of dmesg ...
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Displayport connector on Thinkpad dock stopped working

I have a Thinkpad W520 and a docking station. The system has a monitor (NEC PA-301W) connected to the displayport connector. Until I ran Windows update the DP connector on the dock worked fine. ...
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Screen privacy filter that blocks from a distance?

I have a 3M privacy-filter on my screen that blocks viewing angles other than a few degrees of center from of my screen. Are there other types of privacy filters? For example, something that would ...
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How to perform a hard reset on Thinkpad's BIOS settings?

I have a Thinkpad T420 on which I mistakenly changed the BIOS settings to "use discrete graphics" from "NVIDIA Optimus". Now whenever I turn on the system, the LED's blink and the computer restarts ...
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High DPI mouse/low sensitivity = slowwww trackpad

How does one fix this issue on a Windows 7 machine? I have three mice inputs actually. The new mouse with the high dpi, the touchpad, and the Thinkpad trackpoint. If I bring up the dpi on the (ext) ...
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How to configure required physical movement on touchpad to move cursor over?

I try to achieve to configure my touchpad on my ThinkPad T440s so, that it requires less finger movement to move the cursor from the right end of my screen to the far left. I'm used to Apple's ...
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Recovery from Windows 8.1 RTM back to OEM Windows 8

I've just bought a Lenovo ThinkPad and it came preinstalled with Windows 7 but had Windows 8 Pro license. I just used the Operating System Recovery Disk Windows 8 Pro DVD to install/recover OEM ...
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Debian installation on T60 (WD AFdrive + FDE wanted)

I recently bought a new WesternDigital drive (WD7500BPKT - 750 GB, advanced format drive = 4KB sectors instead of 512B) and I'd like to install Debian on it (never did it before). To keep some ...
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Fn key + more not working with Thinkpad keyboard used on Mac

I am trying to get a Lenovo Thinkpad USB Keyboard, product code 55Y9003. Unfortunately it doesn't come with drivers for Mac (it is a PC keyboard) and the Fn key (and a couple of others don't work out ...
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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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How can I clone my SSD on a HDD without boot issues?

I have two laptops, both Thinkpad T530. The first one has a 60GB mSSD with Windows 7, my software, files and settings + the factory HDD which I use for media (it has a partition I wasn't able to ...
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creating disk image can't finish

It's a new lenovo thinkpad with windows 7, I connect a disk through USB 2, when trying to create a image backup, it stops in the middle after several minutes, no error message but it never finishes. I ...
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Lenovo ThinkPad (W500) Fingerprint Software not Saving Fingerprint Enrollment

I've been running Windows 7 Professional on my Lenovo Thinkpad W500 for a long time. I used Lenovo's fingerprint reader software to enroll my prints and to log on to Windows. Recently I reinstalled ...
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Windows 7: black screen for a minute upon resume from standby

Does anyone have a possible fix to this problem? My thinkpad w520 has had this problem for over a year. It doesn't always occur, but usually when I leave the computer in standby from more than a few ...
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How to add noDRI to xorg.conf.d

I am about to get a tutorial for power-optimizations for my x200 done. But I am failing to succeed at this line: Just insert: Option "NoDRI" to the "Device" section in /etc/X11/xorg.conf. This ...
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How to set thermal throttling lowest CPU clock on Linux?

I am having huge problems with thermal throttling on my Thinkpad T420 with Core i7 and Nvidia Quadro. When the throttling starts I get the kernel message: [42544.677294] [Hardware Error]: Machine ...