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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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Lenovo Rapid Charge - is it safe for my battery?

I'v bought my new laptop 2 weeks ago. After downloading Lenovo Vantage I have noticed function "Rapid Charge". I just wanna know is it safe and not damaging for my laptop accumulator and not cause ...
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My Lenovo laptop keeps muting my microphone when i press additional keys on my external keyboard

My PC is a Lenovo G50-80 with Windows 8. I bought a keyboard because i did not like the built-in one, and when i press keys that add or decrease sound, it mutes my microphone. I tried to do what other ...
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Lenovo Z50 overheated under linux

My Lenovo Z50 overheated under Linux. I tried Ubuntu 16.04, 18.04 and Linux Mint 18.1. The standard installed Windows 8 doesn't have this problem. It heats up to 100°C and shuts down. I followed the ...
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Is it possible to charge/power a Lenovo T460 from a USB-PD (USB-C) port?

I'm tired of lugging my charger round with me when we have a 100W USB-PD on our Thinkpad docks. I think it just boils down to whether or not I can find an appropriate cable to go from the USB-C to ...
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Some function key combinations fail on Lenovo Ideapad 320S-15ikb Type 81BQ

I have the Lenovo 320S-15IKB Type 81BQ Ideapad. When I press FN + F4 (mute) or FN + F8 (disable webcam) or FN + F7 (airplane mode) - nothing happens. How do I fix it?
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Disable Brightness Change when charging Lenovo Ideapad

I have a Lenovo 320S-15IKB (Type 81BQ) Ideapad Laptop. This is a new laptop with latest versions of drivers and utilities installed. When using the Intel Graphics app, I attach the charge cable, ...
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After strong impact my laptop's screen began showing artifacts but then returned to normal functionality, what was that?

Yesterday my PC was hit by a window and began showing various artifacts on the screen and flickering. My computer has insurance so I began a process to get a technician, but suddenly after a few hours ...
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How do I make Windows 7 work properly on a Lenovo t470?

I have a Lenovo thinkpad t470 (type 20HD, 20HE) for a couple of years now. It came preinstalled with Windows 10. I have recently installed Windows 7 Pro 64-bit on it, because I am dissatisfied with ...
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How do I fix a boot loop which began after changing BIOS settings?

I just got a Lenovo Yoga 900-13isk off eBay with the intention to install Linux on it, as it's one of the 900 models known to be compatible with a linux install. I just made some changes to the BIOS ...
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Can't use scroll-function in IntelliJ

I find that I can't scroll in IntelliJ ... which is annoying when I code. Wondering if anyone has any tips on what the problem might be? - So I can only navigate with the arrow keys. My computer is a ...
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Windows 10 Audio Issues

After the last 2 windows updates i am having issue with my audio jack on my laptop. Currently my audio jack is not detecting any devices. When i plug in my headphones nothing happens as in it does not ...
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Windows 10 on Lenovo T480 - can CPU be told to be so slow that fans never start?

I have been assigned a Lenovo T480 machine with Windows 10. Unfortunately something (probably the anti-virus software which has plenty to do as I do Java development) uses so much CPU that the fans ...
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Just added second NVMe SSD - primary drive is still HDD - Optimizing Windows 10

I just purchased a new Lenovo E485 laptop that came with a primary 500 GB 7200 RPM HDD with Windows installed. I bought a NVMe SSD and installed it and everything works fine. Strangely, a SSD was not ...
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How to reinstall a Windows graphics driver on a Thinkpad T400?

On my Thinkpad T400, I connected my laptop to a monitor, and then my best Windows graphics driver got unistalled (AMD ATI Radeon HD 3400 Series). I am now stuck with the Mobile Intel(R) 4 series ...
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Enabling two finger scrolling in Lenovo Ideapad 330-15ast

So I got this new Lenovo laptop it came without any OS. After installing win 10 and the relevant drivers, the TouchPad was not working. Searching on the internet didn't give me anything. Going into ...
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Is there a way to tell if a Lenovo Laptop configuraton from the Serial Number?

Browsing the listings of older model or used computers, many of them don't list the specific options they shipped with. Is there a way I can find this out from Lenovo or with a tool or utility?
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Any ways to force a CPU to run at its full capacity without THROTTLING?

I'm running an emulation game in my Lenovo laptop on a Windows platform, but the CPU starts to throttle after a few minutes, which clearly shows a massive clock speed decrease from 3.38GHz (maximum ...
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How do I disable the Lenovo on-screen keybard?

For a while now I have been receiving an on-screen keyboard symbol on a Lenovo Yoga with Windows 10. When I press on it, an on-screen keyboard appears. This is getting on my nerves as I accidentally ...
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Lenovo Ideapad 530S - Heavy throttling making CPU stuck at 1.58GHz clock speed - Any solutions?

I'm using a Lenovo Ideapad 530S, which has i5 8250U CPU and MX150 GPU. Whenever I play a game such as Forza Horizon 3, the CPU clock starts with 3.38GHz, which is the maximum clock speed possible. ...
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Is a ThinkPad x230 Tablet (x230T) keyboard compatible with an x230?

I have an x230. I need a new keyboard. I can buy a whole ThinkPad X230 Tablet for the price of an OEM x230. Their form factors are similar. Do they use the same keyboard? Prefer hard proof, like FRU ...
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Lenovo laptop suddenly shutdown an never turning back on

I think i have a big problem. My Lenovo G50-80 suddenly shutdown. It was connected with the charger and the battery was in good condition. The laptop doesn't have the warranty. I tried removing the ...
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SMBus driver issue

I've been having an issue with one of the drivers on my Lenovo G475 laptop (Windows 7). I tried installing a windows driver update for the "AMD SMBus" but the installation failed with the error code ...
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Loss of DP signal when other devices get connected

I have a Dell U2415 connected to my Lenovo ThinkPad T460p as an external monitor via Mini DisplayPort, and I encounter the following issue: when I connect, for example, an external hard disk via USB ...
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Lenovo laptop thinks battery level is critical and automatically goes to sleep

I have strange problem with Lenovo Ideapad 700-15ISK with Windows 10. Quite often (few times a day) it randomly goes to sleep while working on battery. I discovered that this is because the laptop ...
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Using the dedicated graphics card on an external monitor

I have just bought a Lenovo Yoga 730 15" with an Intel graphics card and a Geforce 1050 graphics card. It runs games perfectly fine when I'm using the internal monitor, but as soon as I change to an ...
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I purchased E580 and can't get it to boot after installing windows 7

My computer came with only DOS, so I installed windows 7 from bootable USB. The process went smooth until the 1st reboot after installation finished. It gets BSOD and is caught in a loop of resetting ...
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Laptop screen too dark

Laptop (Lenovo Thinkpad E540) screen is too dark. You can see a little if you use external light directly on screen and it's working properly with an external monitor. I had two Thinkpad E540: A - ...
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Uninstalled program still shows up in toolbars

I have uninstalled the Lenovo Vantage software. After spending hours removing all of the traces it leaves in the system, it just don't want to go away in the toolbars list. What can I do to remove it?...
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What is triggering my laptop to go to sleep?

My laptop has this annoying "feature" where randomly after waking up from sleep, it will go to sleep after 1.5 minutes of inactivity. After it starts going to sleep in 1.5 minutes, it keeps doing so ...
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Lenovo 3000 N100 7pin miniDIN pinout (TV-out adapter)

I have this laptop, and, despite of its being old, I want to know all its capabilities. My question is only regarding 7 pin DIN socket on rear side of the laptop: I couldn't find any specification ...
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Reinstalling/reenabling bluetooth device (Internal Bluetooth device disappeared)

My internal bluetooth isn't working, and I uninstalled it as my last method. I tried all the generic methods I could find, and as this has happened to me before, I tried it the same way I did it back ...
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can i connect wired keyboard to a usb hub?

I'm trying to make a desktop setup powered by my laptop (yoga 730) but I don't have an available USB port to plug in a Corsair K55. should I get a USB hub (even though I only need one USB), or is ...
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My new laptop is lagging

I've bought a new laptop (Lenovo Thinkpad P52s, without OS) and installed Windows 10 on it, I've also installed all drivers recommeded by Lenovo. But I recognized some weird problems: Scrolling via ...
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Cooling fan on Lenovo laptop runs fast when CPU load is low

Ubuntu 16.04 on an Lenovo Ideapad 320s-15IKB (link to manual in several languages) worked well until two weeks ago. Now the cooling fan isn't working properly, randomly changing speed from slow to ...
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Windows 10 1803 reboot after screen lock

I need help with Windows 10 1803 build. Laptop where the Windows is running is Lenovo t480s. This laptop restart in random moments without blue screen during lock. It cannot be releated to Windows ...
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System image to restore windows 7 on new 2 in 1 laptop.

Recently, my old lenovo L440, running windows 7 64bit had some damage to the motherboard leading to a replacement computer. I purchased a Lenovo Yoga 730 2 in 1 with the i7 8550U processor which runs ...
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Different battery duration for Windows 10 and Ubuntu on the same laptop

My Lenovo Legion Y520 laptop came with Windows 10, and I added Ubuntu 18.04 as dual boot around 2 months ago. Based on my observations, I only get around 2 hours max usage in Ubuntu while I can ...
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WiFi connection dropping and not detecting networks

I am currently facing the next issue in several laptops with Windows 10 and was wondering if anybody could guide me in how to solve it. Randomly the WiFi connection drops and when you try to manually ...
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Find which laptop component is slow

I have a 3 years old Lenovo carbon x1 laptop with i5 and 8 gb ram, it has been serving me well, but for the last 6 months the computer is unbearably slow: it takes a lot of time for programs to load ...
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Installing BIOS updates on a Lenovo Yoga 11e

I have a Yoga 11e running Linux. I'd like to install a BIOS update, which Lenovo provides here as a "bootable cd" image. I haven't seen an actual optical drive for probably a decade, so I tried ...
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Elan touchpad sensitivity per application in Windows 10 on Lenovo Flex 2-14

I have a Lenovo Flex with Windows 10 Home, and since upgrading to Windows 10, the Elan mousepad has been acting a bit unexpectedly. In certain applications, the scroll sensitivity is similar to what I ...
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Computer in infinite reboot loop after removing Linux?

I just removed Linux from my laptop, by deleting its folders ("deepin" and "ubuntu") from the UEFI directory. After that, I tried rebooting, but now it's stuck in a boot loop. The Lenovo logo pops on ...
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Eyes killing me after purchasing laptop? [closed]

I am new to this site and in need of some information regarding a recent purchase. I had a HP laptop that broke down before the year was through so I just went to purchase a new one & got a ...
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How can I change my Lenovo Legion Y520 keyboard light from white to red?

The pictures I see have red lights but mine has white lights. Can I change it or is it part of the model? my model can only have white light.
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Goland not showing on current monitor after detaching HDMI

I detached my HDMI Cord and now when I load Goland it starts and then moves off the screen to what should be my HDMDI Screen. I checked my Graphics Options and everything is set for single monitor ...
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Thunderbolt™ Software installed itself on my laptop

I have a Lenovo T570 laptop running Windows 10 which yesterday appeared to unexpectedly install a new program. The program appears in my start menu and has also added itself to my system services ...
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I have a white vertical line on my laptop screen

I have a white vertical line on my laptop screen. It must be a hardware problem, as it appears, whatever the screen is showing. This is a pic I made with my phone: The laptop is a Lenovo G780. It ...
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Screen covered with gray stripes

I have a new Lenovo laptop, Yoga 520, running under Windows 10. Every now and then, the screen gets covered with gray vertical stripes, fully or partially (whole height but not whole width). So far ...
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Laptop internal speaker beeps at startup if laptop plugged in

When my laptop is booting, if it is plugged in, the internal speaker keeps beeping. Not continually, it's more of a beep beep thing but never stops. What could be the cause of it? How can I ...
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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 2 display dims and fades randomly

I've had this ThinkPad for about 2 years. Recently the screen does not refresh properly. As I keep scrolling it leaves line streaks or keeps a faded (background) image of the previous screen-scroll. ...