Questions tagged [lenovo-laptop]

For questions specific to unique properties of Lenovo laptop computers. Note there is a specific tag for Thinkpad. For questions that are not unique to Lenovo-brand laptops, you may attract more answers using the more general [laptop] tag.

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Enter Advanced BIOS Settings

I have a Lenovo Ideapad 110-15ACL 80TJ, and I want to enter the advanced BIOS settings on it. I don't mean the the regular BIOS, but the settings unlocked when a certain key combination is pressed ...
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Built-in Microphone stopped working again, recognizing but no response, Synaptics Audio - Flex 14

The sound is the only issue I have been facing so far since buying Lenovo Flex 14. At first, the speaker sound was too low, and I somehow managed to change drivers and make it louder. However as I ...
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Lenovo ThinkBook with Intel WiFi AX200: Device descriptor failed

I bought Lenovo ThinkBook 14 G2 ARE week ago and everything works well except WiFi. In networks only LAN is visible and can't search for WiFi networks and airplane mode is greyed out. Checked Device ...
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My laptop keyboard is going nuts. Still not working after replacing it. It also affects an external wireless keyboard and on screen one

Most keys of my laptop (Lenovo W541) keyboard started not to function. Only 3 keys worked ("i", "tab", and a third one I forgot). It could have been after I spilled some water on ...
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Integrated webcam suddenly stopped working

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T580 whose integrated webcam suddenly stopped working, i.e. this image pops up whenever I try to use it in any application (like Camera, Skype, Zoom etc.). Also the green LED ...
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BIOS does not recognize additional RAM stick

I installed a new RAM stick for my Lenovo laptop, but neither my BIOS nor windows recognizes it. Laptop: Lenovo IdeaPad L340 - 15IWL Installed RAM: 4 GB, DDR4, Low Voltage(1.2V). New RAM: 1x Artek RAM ...
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input/output error when activating lenovo ideapad conservation mode

I've been very happy with Lenovo's conservation mode on my Yoga c940. But this time when I went to activate it I got the following error: [kyle@leibniz ~]$ sudoedit /sys/bus/platform/drivers/...
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ALPS trackpad driver not working

Recently, I duel-booted my laptop with Windows 8.1 and Windows 10, since Windows 10 could be pretty slow. However, I am struggling with getting the trackpad working, which I believe is an alps model. ...
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cannot edit GPU from BIOS

I want to turnoff my NVIDIA graphics card from the BIOS itself on my Lenovo Legion Y530. I found nothing in Linux nor in Windows that permits me from such thing. for example in Linux, blacklisting in ...
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P2V Converted VMWare VM Guest has no keyboard input, how to get on screen keyboard to implement solution from other answer

This answer says 'Start the machine and use the on screen keyboard..' How do I use the on-screen keyboard? I can start the machine, but I get to the login window for Windows 10 and I cannot enter ...
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Non-resolvable 30 seconds freezing event id 129 (sometimes comes with disk warning id 153) source iaStorAC in new laptop

I have bought a new laptop (Lenovo Thinkpad Edge 14). I was so excited about it until I realized sometimes it freezes when I am working. It freezes for about 30 seconds and it is really annoying. And ...
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lenovo y540 laptop keyboard key can only be used with another key

a while ago my "e" key stopped working on my lenovo y540 keyboard But i found out that when i click it with another key any key it works fine i did some googling and tried the solutions but ...
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Available video encoders on Lenovo L580

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad L580 and want to transcode many DVD rips using a tool called other_video_transcoding by Don Melton. This tool allows many different video encoders, and now I am struggling how ...
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Windows 10 closes all apps and folders in sleep/hybernation despite correct settings

I've reinstalled windows last Sunday and everything went smooth. Fresh install from a Microsoft ISO onto a Lenovo Legion 5 laptop (Ryzen 7 RTX2060). I'm using Windows 10 Home version 20H2 What I ...
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Legion 5i with Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS screen brightness control

I know this question has been asked many times since last year, but I can't seem to find the definitive "Oh, it's been solved" answer. I've had the issue since I bought the Legion 5i. ...
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some keys on the laptop keyboard not working even after plugging in an external keyboard

my 's' key a few days ago was not working properly, so I took it off. but when i took it off, the 's' key keeps on getting spammed to the point that it lags my laptop. some keys that also does not ...
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Lenovo Ideapad 330 15-ICH

I've had some issues with the hinge on my 2 year old Lenono Ideapad 330 lately - the hinge has progressively broken over several months - first the hinge casing came out (the clips for it broke and ...
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How to make VScode accept my keymapping

Short question: Is there a way to force VSCode to just follow the keymapping defined by xkb? It seems to have a keymapping of its own when it comes to the right-shift and up arrow, this ruins my touch ...
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Lenovo Legion 7i not booting after RAID 1 setup

I'm trying to get RAID 1 setup on a new Lenovo Legion 7i laptop using the RAID feature in the BIOS. After I create the RAID 1 volume using Intel Rapid Storage Technology, I add the two disks to the ...
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Thinkpad L450 intel wifi chipset regularly needs to be “restarted” through windows diagnostics tool

The name of the device is 2x2 11bgn Wireless LAN M.2 Adapter I'm not sure if it's possible to find a better driver/firmware for it. It never did this before, I guess wifi chips can age or suffer from ...
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Can you remove bit locker encryption by resetting laptop

I was given a used Lenovo laptop the other day. I reset the whole computer and erased all data. This went fine, I logged into my Microsoft account and set up my whole computer. After a while the ...
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Monitor goes black on onHover events after waking from hibernate

I'm experiencing a very weird phenomenon: After waking from hibernate, built-in laptop screen goes black whenever the mouse cursor hovers over a visual element on the screen. It only happens on the ...
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A serviceman wanted to repair my faulty laptop keyboard by exchanging the SSD

I have the laptop Lenovo Ideapad 720 15IKB and run OpenSUSE on it. Since the beginning of the new year I started having problems with the columns 6YHN (often) and 7UJM (less often). Sometimes they do ...
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Laptop screen flashing horizontal lines

I have a 3 year old Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga, 2nd Gen with an 2550x1440 OLED display: https://www.lenovo.com/gb/en/laptops/thinkpad/thinkpad-x1/Thinkpad-X1-Yoga-2nd-Gen/p/22TP2TXX12Y Around a year ago ...
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Sudden image burn-in on laptop screen - maybe caused by malfunction of graphics card?

I have experienced two images burnt-in my laptop screen very suddenly. The images did not burn-in over a long period of time, as it would happen with an old tube monitor. Instead, a single frame seems ...
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Booting XCP-NG from USB comes up with a black screen

I am using a Lenovo Legion C7 I have disabled Secure boot, but still is under UEFI This link says that Legion products cannot use legacy mode When I boot from the USB it brings me up with a GNU GRUB ...
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WiFi in Laptop turning off & on by itself randomly once

The WiFi in my Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 goes off randomly once in a day, and then comes back on again after about a minute. This is happening only once everyday for about a week now. All other devices ...
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Lenovo laptop boot stuck on regulatory information screen

I used my laptop from this morning then suddenly my laptop died. When I turn on my laptop, a screen appears like this There is a command to press the enter key there but when the laptop is on, I come ...
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How to make PrtSc and Insert keys on Lenovo act normal?

My Lenovo ThinkBook 13s-IML shares its PrtSc and Insert keys with phone keys, which trigger a "Skype for Business 2016" overlay when pressed (despite that not even being installed). I've ...
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Laptop making short beep after using it for more than 40 minutes

I have a Lenovo laptop and recently I opened it up to clean the dust. After that, it is acting weird like after using it for 40-45 minutes, it makes a short beep sound. I tried running 'chk dsk' to ...
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What is the purpose of SecureBlackbox.dll present under the “C:\Windows\Lenovo” folder in Windows 10?

I have a Lenovo laptop with Windows 10 installed and while browsing through files under C:\Windows\Lenovo I came across a set of files that look suspicious to me. These files are present under the ...
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Remove BitLocker at boot

I have a Lenovo laptop. When I boot it, I am asked for BitLocker recovery key and am unable to access Windows OS in any form. I don't have either the PIN or the key. I've tried other methods that I ...
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Lenovo beeps continuously while updating

My lenovo beeps continuously while updating and stops after update is complete. If it updates in the middle of the night, it wakes me up with a very loud beep sound. How can a stop it from making ...
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Use both builtin speaker and headphones on Lenovo Thinkpad

I am having a Lenovo Thinkpad which comes with a headset plug. When I plugin my headset, the builtin sound will become silent and I hear sound in the headset. Now, is it possible to split the output ...
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windows game bar unable to record

so my perfectly fine windows game bar was recording my game and suddenly just stops. . . all it says is ' '(yep you guessed it, nothing at all. I'm totally in the dark). . . when I press windows + G ...
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How to make Lenovo Ideapad L340 to boot from USB?

I have a Lenovo Ideapad L340 and I would like to it have both Windows 10 and Ubuntu 20.04. Currently it has no operating system. Is it possible to install it two operating systems? I tried to look ...
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How to keep the camera rolling even after locking of desktop in windows 10?

My profession requires me to keep my laptop on at all times but there is problem. I have a maid who comes at 8:00 am in the morning and I will be asleep(pay attention here don't ask me about the maid),...
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My laptop display feels really buggy and it lags

So, I recently purchased a medium end Lenovo Flex 5, with the below mentioned configuration, and yet the display feels really lagging. Like, when I open a new program or a new tab in a browser, the ...
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HDMI Output To 4k TV: Resolution Too Low And No Audio

I recently acquired a Lenovo Thinkpad x260, running Windows 10 Pro. When I try and connect it via the HDMI port to a JVC 4K TV, I have the following issues: The TV is detected as an extra monitor but ...
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Lenovo laptops becoming very slow after locking

We have end users who are experiencing slow Windows performance after returning to a locked machine. If the user lets the computer self-lock (sleep) there is no issue when they return. If the end user ...
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lenovo y510p - black screen and loud fan while booting

I have 2013 Lenovo y510p. For couple of weeks I encounter weird problem while launching it (always first launch of the day in the morning, later it appears to be more random). When I press ON button ...
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Lenovo G70-80 - HDD caddy not recognized

My lenovo G70-80 started to randomly crash with BSOD until it refused to boot saying there's was no bootdisk. I searched for solutions and saw the HDD wasn't recognized in bios or with a bootrepair ...
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Bitlocker encrypted hard drive/ cleared TPM key/ no recovery key, now I can't get past Bitlocker recovery key screen to boot up normally :(

I have a laptop that used to be an old work laptop (Lenovo Thinkpad, older model), that I continued to use personally after it was replaced. Fast forward more than a few years, I am trying to install ...
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USB drives don't work

my lenovo y50-70 doesn't read any USB drives, i tried all possible solutions provided on the Internet but none worked. My usb 3.0 drivers doesn't stop malfunctioning, it can't be updated nor roll ...
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How can I allow externally-booted operating systems to access the internal storage drive on my Lenovo Legion 7i?

I'm trying to install Kubuntu Linux on my Lenovo Legion 7i (15IMH05) laptop. I configured my computer's system menu settings to the correct configuration (disabling Secure Boot and ensuring the system ...
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Getting two external screens conected to one Lenovo Flex5 -1570 80X laptop

Which adapter or docking station would allow me to get a second external (HDMI) screen connected to a Lenovo Flex5-1570 80X laptop? . My first attempt, through the USB C port failed, using a Lenovo ...
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How to remove Boot menu page SATA HDD

it only appear Boot Menu 1. SATA HDD that's it, the only thing that I can do is to press enter or exit. I did and nothing happen still appear
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Charging a laptop with OnePlus Warp Charge 65 Watt Power Adapter

Is it 100% safe to charge my laptop (Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 6th gen (20KGS2ML00)) with an OnePlus Warp Charge 65 Watt Power Adaptor? https://www.oneplus.com/product/oneplus-warp-charge-65-power-...
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How does the F11 recovery function work on Lenovo laptops?

On a factory install of a Windows 10 Pro, Lenovo L13 Gen 2 laptop, the F11 key at boot time starts a WinRE recovery environment. The partition layout for the drive is: 260MB EFI System Partition ...
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Is it safe to use a laptop charger after plugging it to a power strip that caused a short circuit?

So for a while my charger would spark when connecting to this old power strip. I thought nothing of it, as I saw in here that sparks are a natural occurrence; but today, when I plugged it in, it made ...

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