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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Unable to initiate REISUB sequence on E490 Thinkpad

The E490 Lenovo Thinkpad has no SysRq key. I have found similar posts describing other ways to initiate SysRq button. So far, I have tried these suggested combinations (all while holding left Alt key):...
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Lenovo Ideapad 100S-14IBR - how to reset to factory settings

I am unable to access a Lenovo Ideapad 100S-14IBR because a supervisor password was set and the person who did this cannot remember the password. I have tried disconnecting the BIOS battery + main ...
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BIOS settings have been changed to Legacy Support but PC still boots through UEFI mode

I have a Lenovo (Ideapad 320) Windows 10 Laptop. I had changed my BIOS setting to 'Legacy Support' and 'Legacy First' This is an image uploaded from the internet which quite matches my BIOS Menu. ...
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Preview of opened apps in taskbar disappers very quickly

Preview of opened apps in taskbar disappers very quickly so the user cannot choose which tab to open. Also have issues with Alt+Tab not working. The computer is a Lenovo T470 with windows 7. ...
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Lenovo Yoga 510 14ISK (type 80S7) touchpad doesn't recognize clics

I migrated to Linux and came back to Win10. Always worked the touchpad until the last Win10 installation, but now it doesn't recognize the double click and the physical ones. However, the triple-click ...
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Lenovo Migration Assistant (LMA)

I am trying to use LMA (2.1.2.32 05 May 2020) to migrate user data from a HP desktop to a Lenovo Flex 15. The specs say the app works with an external hard drive, but it seems this is true only if ...
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How to reinstall Windows 10 on a Lenovo G50 that was downgraded to Windows 7 by a technician?

Some technician told my lady to downgrade her Lenovo G50 from Windows 10 to Windows 7 a couple years ago, and he did this for her. Now we're looking into upgrading it back to Windows 10. Back in the ...
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Changing what wakes up a Lenovo Notebook

I'm trying to find a way to wake up my Lenovo Notebook from sleep mode WITHOUT pressing the power or the FN key. It's an X270 running on Windows 10. I have limited local admin rights, and I can not ...
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Wifi is frequently disconnecting on Lenovo X1 Carbon 7th gen

My wifi gets disconnected every 5 to 10 minutes with a brand new computer. I already updated and reinstalled drivers. Though my other computer's connection is stable, I don't think it is a router ...
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Replaced ThinkPad T510 battery, DVD drive randomly opens

I recently replaced the battery in my ThinkPad T510 (running Windows 10) with a new OEM battery and throughout the day the CD/DVD drive randomly opens. It is the weirdest thing as I will be typing in ...
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WiFi settings not showing up in Windows 10 Power Options dialoge

I am trying to fix issues with bad Wifi on a Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon 7th gen, which loses frequently the internet connection. All update are installed. When I go to Power Options I only have a tiny ...
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Is Lenovo ideapad 330 IKB the same as IKBR? And should I update the BIOS to my 330 IKB?

I have Lenovo Ideapad 330 15 IKB, with Windows 10 (I7-8550U). Lenovo vantage says that I have a BIOS update. (8TCN55WW). Buy it says that the update is for 15 IKBR only. Is it the same as the 15 IKB? ...
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laptop camera dead after 30 minutes of video call

I'm using Lenovo Thinkpad E480 (i5-8250U), Windows 10 64bit. Recently, I started having a lot of video calls (via Zoom, Skype, etc.), and strangely, my camera goes off after half an hour of ...
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Mouse (trackpad) not moving when clicking mouse button

Whenever I left-click with my trackpad (it has some external keys) the mouse stops moving for half a second or so. It is a brand new notebook (Lenovo X1 Carbon, Windows10) and I assume it is not a ...
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Integrated Web-cam not detected

I am using a Lenovo V330, and everytime I try using my integrated web-cam, it is not detected by the laptop. I tried locating it in the device manager but couldn't find it. I also tried reinstalling ...
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Lenovo X1: How to get 100% scaling on the external monitor and 200% on the primary monitor?

I'm using Debian Bullseye with Xorg and Gnome on a new Lenovo X1 Carbon 7th w/ a 4k display. Gnome scales the primary display to 200% which works but it applies the same scaling to the external ...
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What type of DVD connector is this?

I'd like to add a second SSD to my Lenovo Ideapad 320-15ISK. I wonder if an adapter such as this one: https://www.amazon.es/ultracaddy-Disco-Lenovo-IdeaPad-Frontal/dp/B07956SXMC would work... I see it ...
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Laptop froze when updating to Ubuntu 20.4

So my laptop froze when updating from Ubuntu 18.04 to 20.04. I chose the "delete obsolete programs" when updating, do not know if that has to do with anything. Everything installed and downloaded ...
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Shortcut to Toggle F1-F12 function keys in Lenovo Yoga C940 / Lenovo Vantage

On my Lenovo Yoga C940 I can toggle how the top row of the keboard works through the Lenovo Vantage Software, as pictured: But to achieve this, every time I have to open the software and then ...
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Why does the same laptop series use different charger type? [closed]

For a Lenovo laptop, the cheapest model in aseries (in this case L340 (15, AMD)) uses "65W Wall Mount AC Adapter (2pin)-UK" charger whereas the rest uses "65W". I don't know whether the website is ...
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Window 10 - Random Log off

I have a Lenovo X390 Yoga. Only a few weeks old and it is logging out randomly while I work or leave it idle for 6-8 minutes. I have adjusted power settings, resolution, ran hardware scan but have ...
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Why would my computer freeze every time when using Memtest86+ 5.01

I have an "old" computer: Lenovo ThinkPad T61: Intel Core Duo processor T7100(1.8GHz), T7300(2GHz) 8GB RAM BIOS Version: 7LETC9WW (2.29 ) Xubuntu 20.04 I've been having some system freezes lately ...
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Unable to set 2560x1440 resolution on new monitor [duplicate]

Recently bought a new monitor (Lenovo Q27-q10) and cannot get it to display at 2560x1440. When I go to change screen resolution, I'm only presented with up to 1920x1080. If I go into the intel ...
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Lenovo G50 series performance issue

As i G50 series laptop of lenovo its performance issue is a big problem it consumes 100% disk usage every time in between or sometimes CPU and Memory here is a snapshot for it. Lenovo 100 I have ...
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Can I use three additional screens with my laptop?

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T480 with an Intel i7-8550U and three additional screens on my table. Right now I am only using two of these. Intel states that # of Displays Supported for this cpu is 3. And ...
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Thinkpad Carbon X1 6th Generation Windows 10 - Screen Locks When Unplugging Power

My 6th generation Carbon X1 goes into screen lock every time I unplug the power. Is there anyway to prevent it from doing so on Windows 10?
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Windows 10 - Built-in Keyboard Not Working After Sleep

A Lenovo IdeaPad's keyboard [laptop] has stopped working after sleep. I tried the following troubleshooting, but with no luck: Update/ Uninstall/ Install Keyboard Driver from Lenovo Website Turn Off ...
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Does usb port on yoga 11 e lenovo have audio in if so can u help me out

I have a yoga 11 e lenovo and im wondering if my usb ports can carry audio in since im trying to plug my amp to my laptop and if so how exactly do u set it up?
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how to make lg ultra fine monitor to work with windows?

Recently purchased LG ultra fine monitor LG ultra fine monitor Wanted to make it work with my existing windows laptop which has type-c connector. When connected It identifies the monitor, but the ...
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V130-15IKB Laptop Bios Errors - Failed to load storage: Oil Setup. Status: Device Error

I'm having a lot of issues with my Lenovo IdeaPad V130 Bios and virtualisation settings. I was trying to use an emulator in Android Studio and it refused to work, giving the error message 'Intel haxm ...
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Connecting a second external monitor via USB to USB-C to HDMI

I use a Lenovo T480 laptop for work and I bought two HP VH240a monitors to use while I am working from home. Both monitors work individually, but the laptop only has one HDMI port. To try and connect ...
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External HDD only shows on clean startup of Windows

my Lenovo laptop with Windows 10 does this weird thing: If I connect my external USB 3 hard drive to my USB 3 port and the computer is not completly turned off, the disc won't show up in Windows. ...
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Lenovo power adapter data pin and + pin sorted

Please refer to this question I have same rectangular charging port in my lenovo laptop. For long time it was loosened.. One day I inserted a tiny copper wire inside the connector so that 20v pin ...
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Camera settings not working properly

I have a Lenovo Yoga 13, the first version (Type 2191) that's running the latest update of Windows 10 (10.0.18362 Build 18362). There used to be two places for camera settings, one simple with just ...
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Windows Laptop keeps stopping the WiFi after some time it's being locked

Okay here is my case, I have to connect remotely to my laptop from time to time and to do that it should be up and running but after 1-2 hours it looks like windows stops the network adapter and it ...
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How can I be confident that no new firmware exists for my SSD?

I'm trying to check if there is any new firmware for my 981 Samsung SSD, specifically a model MZVLB512HAJQ, that I installed in my Lenovo S340. This SSD was on the manufacture's comptatable parts list,...
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What does Fn + Shift + Q key combinaton do on an Lenovo IdeaPad laptop?

I accidentally pressed this key combination: Fn + Shift + Q on my Lenovo Ideapad S145 laptop and it found out that it toggles between these 2 modes: I don't know the meaning of these 2 modes. I tried ...
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Built in microphone will not work when apple earbuds are plugged in

Whenever I plug in my apple earbuds, without a microphone, the built in computer microphone will not work. Several questions similar to mine, such as: Why can't I use my internal microphone at the ...
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Running Lenovo laptop on AC power

I have Lenovo yoga 260 and its battery life isn't that good, and I don't want to make it worse. i tried saving power as much as possible but it wasn't very efficient. is there a way I could ...
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New Thinkpad - fan noise after BIOS upgrade

I received my brand new Thinkpad P73 4 days ago. I installed it directly in Dual-Bool Xubuntu 18. Everything worked nickel (but at that time, I had not yet used Windows). But today I went to Windows. ...
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How can I display 3 monitors on Lenovo P480

I have a lenovo P480 for work and I am trying to connect 3 monitors to it. 2 monitors to display port on the USB C dock, 1 monitor to HDMI on the laptop, and the laptop lid is closed. The HDMI screen ...
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Option “when I close the lid” missing on power settings after update from Win 7 to Win 10

Option "when I close the lid" is missing on power settings on my Lenovo Thinkpad W541 after update from Windows 7 to Windows 10. Do you know how I can put it back? When I close the lid my laptop goes ...
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Lenovo IdeaPad G560 BIOS on an external display

I had an accident and my laptop screen was completely unusable, the rest of the components work properly because I connected an external monitor to check it. The problem is that I cannot access the ...
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Where can I investigate session-only spontaneous mouse failure?

On my Lenovo S340 Ideapad with Xubuntu 19.10, I'm having a strange issue with my touchpad, apparently a 'MSFT0001:02 04F3:304B Touchpad' using a Synaptics driver. For no reason that I can find, the ...
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Lenovo G550 CPU upgrade from T3000 to P8700 issue

I have a Lenovo G550 laptop. I wanted to upgrade its CPU from T3000 to P8700. Both support PGA478 socket. I bought being in use P8700 and inserted it into my G550 laptop's socket. As a result: In ...
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Which keyboard layout is the one from lenovo ThinkPad X200s?

I have a fresh install of Debian 9.12 64 on lenovo ThinkPad X200s. And I noticed the "|" key on the side of Backspace is not working. I'm following https://wiki.debian.org/Keyboard to configure ...
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Sony WH-CH500 Bluetooth headphones don't work in headset mode on Lenovo T480 laptop

I am trying to use a pair of Sony WH-CH500 bluetooth headphones in headset mode with a Lenovo T480 laptop. They work perfectly fine in stereo headphone mode but the moment I enable the headset from ...
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Mobile Hotspot Not getting connected windows 10

I have been using windows 10 at work and wanted to connect to a hotspot. i have configured hotspot in mobile hotspot settings and when i connect my phone, it shows the wifi symbol with an exclamation ...
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Extremely low memory speed when replacing RAM

I recently attempted to upgrade the RAM on my Lenovo E495 from 8gb (8x1) to 32gb (16x2), both 2400MT/s. The memory was detected successfully by the BIOS of my device as well as windows Window 10 (all ...
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Lenovo P1 Gen 2 - Not working microphone on Manjaro Linux

The microphone hardware seems recognized: ❯ arecord -l **** List of CAPTURE Hardware Devices **** card 0: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], device 0: CX8070 Analog [CX8070 Analog] Subdevices: 1/1 Subdevice #0:...

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