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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Should I upgrade my laptop's RAM capacity if I'm getting an SSD? [closed]

I got a Lenovo Idepad330s, 8gb of RAM in it. I'll transfer my operational system to an SSD (240gb) soon enough, to increase speed. Should I get an extra 4gb of RAM, as well, or is it unnecessary?
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How can I protect a laptop with the lid opened during a car ride

My Lenovo laptop hinge is broken, and hence I can't close the lid. The laptop will remain "opened" for now, until I get the lid fixed. I need to travel with it in a car, it's a long journey ...
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ArchCraft/Manjaro won't boot from USB

I am running a Lenovo X1 Carbon. I used Rufus to write a USB(16GB Storage "CruzerBlade"). I open the Lenovo Boot menu where I select to boot from my USB, but it doesn't work and goes back to ...
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Yoga 730 keeps randomly shutting off after battery replacement

I recently got a new Yoga 730 (15") battery from iFixit (an aftermarket battery, since the OEM ones were out of stock) and was able to replace it. The calibration instructions said to basically ...
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Ubuntu Lenovo ThinkPad Battery Drains in Suspend/Hibernate

I recently purchased a Lenovo ThinkPad L14 Gen 2 with Ubuntu 21.0 pre-installed. I've been having a problem that when I shut the lid of the laptop and enter a suspended state, the laptop still ...
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Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15IIL05 Maximum RAM

The time has come for me to upgrade my memory since 8GB won't suffice certain virtualization needs. Now, I have Ubuntu 20.04 installed and I ran the: sudo dmidecode -t 16 code to check the supported ...
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x250 Supervisor Password and Harddrive Lock

Is there a way to remove the supervisor password of a lenovo x250 if I have a bootup and harddrive password but don't know the supervisor password? I had a problem with hdd0 not being recognized and ...
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I am stuck on boot menu Lenovo IdeaPad Windows 11 and Kubuntu dual boot

I am on Windows 11 and I dual booted Kubuntu (that is not a typo). I didn't like it much so I deleted it through the Disk Management tool in Windows. But now it is still trying to load Kubuntu. I was ...
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Found R@1n Notepad file in Recycle bin after getting back my laptop from Lenovo Service Center

I got my laptop back today from Lenovo Service Center. I gave the laptop for fresh OS installation. But I found a R@1n text file in the Recycle Bin, when I opened the file, it seems like a declaration ...
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How to turn off / disable "CTRL LOCK"?

I have a ThinkPad T520 with NixOS 21.09 installed with Xmonad. Locked the screen with slock, went to have lunch, and when I got back the cat was peacefully asleep on the keyboard. When unlocked, ...
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installing KDE on Lenovo Legion laptop

I am trying to install KDE Neon on a new Windows 11 Lenovo Legion laptop. I've seen that I may need to disable fast boot but I can't find that option in the bios. I have USB boot enabled and a USB ...
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EFI Network error boot failed

On my Lenovo laptop with Windows 10 I suddenly started to get this error on boot that says: EFI Network 0 for IPv4 boot failed. To solve it, I loaded the Bios and I saw that my hard drive was ...
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HP monitor not working via hdmi with updated drivers and working cable and port

I have HP V24i monitor I have connected it to my Lenovo IdeaPad S340 laptop. When I plug in HDMI cable monitor's screen turns on so the cable and ports are working but the laptop doesn't give video ...
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What could be the cause of a button's failure on my laptop's keyboard

Basically, it is the v button, I do not know what happened to it, it works sometimes and others it doesn't. Sometimes a simple restart to my laptop fixes it and then after a while when my computer is ...
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No image on second monitor

I have a Thinkpad T14 gen 2(intel processor and integrated intel iris xe graphics) that I just took out of the box. My main goal is to connect it to my 2 monitors. When I try to connect it to my ...
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Palm rejction doesn't work - Lenovo Ideapad Flex 5

Not quite sure what I did but palm rejection on my laptop has stopped working properly. I usually write on OneNote for Windows 10 but I've tried other software like Microsoft Whiteboard and palm ...
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Lenovo laptop does not start or charge

Hi I have a Lenovo laptop that recently stopped working and now does not turn on at all or show any signs of power. I'm pretty sure the battery is alright Things I have tried so far : Removing the ...
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Lenovo laptop seems to hibernate and won't boot

My problem is about my lenovo ideapad S340. I installed debian on it 2 years ago without any issue. During these 2 years, i tested many things with it, and i had a problem of boot. My computer was ...
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Lenovo thinkpad P15s driver problems

I have a fresh Windows 10 installation and all the devices seem to need new drivers. I have downloaded all the drivers from the Lenovo support pages and installed them however none of them seem to be ...
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Lenovo ideapad 330 (laptop) continuously hitting Enter on its own, on Windows 10 — not sure if software or hardware

Intel Core i3-7020U 4GB RAM 1TB HDD Intel UHD Graphics 620 Windows 10 - have updated and formatted so many times and this happens on all builds I've tried My laptop is pressing Enter on its own. This ...
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Lenovo Flex 4, 15.6 start laptop from sleep/Hibernate when lid is closed using power button

I have a Lenovo 2 in 1 Flex 4 15.6 inch with a power button on the side. Also I have a Toshiba universal docking station that the Laptop is connecting to it using USB. I am trying to wake the Laptop ...
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Ideapad 320-15ISK not booting when inserting RAM upgrade

I have purchased a refurbished 8GB, 2400MHz DDR4 RAM stick (M471R1K43BB1-CRC) for my Lenovo Ideapad 320ISK which originally has a 4GB, 2133MHz stick soldered into it. When I insert the new stick, it ...
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Disable display output signal from USB-C port

I want to disable USB-C port for exernal display output signal and instead only use the HDMI as display port. I have USB-C connection from laptop to a screen/display, purely for the reason to provide ...
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I updated my BIOS and it got interrupted (corrupted BIOS)

One day I wanted to improve the audio of the Computer and I thought that updating the BIOS was a good idea when perhaps it was a bad idea. Then I proceeded and hung up and turned off, the next day it ...
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Secure Boot is Unsupported while Bios Mode is set to UEFI on Lenovo T520 Laptop on System Information

My Lenovo T520 laptop bios is set to UEFI and currently running Windows 10. Under System Information I can see UEFI for Bios Mode but Secure Boot is shown as unsupported. Does UEFI enable mean secure ...
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PC will not turn completely off

Hello my Laptop does not turn off, no matter what OS I am using, nor what USB Live utility I am shutting down. Windows, Linux, Live, doesn't matter. This is a Lenovo 2014 i3 UEFI, 64-bit. When using ...
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Ryzen 4600H CPU stuck at 0.39 GHz

My 5 months old Lenovo Legion 5 laptop's CPU is stuck and locked at 0.39 GHz both in plugged-in state or battery mode. My brother was complaining of a serious throttling issue during his classes and ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad E15 (2nd Gen): Special function keys don't work with openSUSE Leap 15.3

The whole story can be found in openSUSE Bugzilla, but here is the summary: For openSUSE Leap 15.3 the "special function keys" (media keys, etc.) do not work, or do not work reliably for a ...
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Lenovo Legion "Conservation Mode" can't be disabled in Lenovo Vantage

I've been finding the "Conservation Mode" feature (only charges to a max of 60% to preserve battery lifespan) to be incredibly useful for me at school recently, but I just encountered an ...
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How to fix "Fan error" on Lenovo x220 laptop?

My laptop started to show "Fan error" on boot and then shut down.
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How to run ubuntu on Lenovo Legion 5i, with its Windows-only drivers and control apps for some of its devices?

Goal: Use ubuntu on Lenovo Legion 5i Pro 16ITH6 (not for gaming), preferably without Windows all the time. Problem: Some devices (e.g. brightness controls, internal speakers) don't work without ...
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Strange horizontal striations when connecting a monitor through thunderbolt dock

Has anyone seen these horizontal striations on a monitor before? I'm connecting a Lenovo Legion 5 Pro to an LG GN850-B via a Dell WD19TB Docking Station. The monitor looks just fine when connected ...
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Why is the exhaust fan on my Lenovo laptop running slower than usual?

The exhaust fan on my Lenovo Ideapad used to run faster when gaming, but now its running slow like its limited to a specific speed, and this is causing overheating and de-throttling. Could this be a ...
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How can I switch from UEFI to BIOS?

I am trying to install Linux and I need to use legacy BIOS mode. I tried the common method shown on the manufacturer's support page, but the UEFI/legacy setting seems to be disabled on my PC. The Bot ...
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Leonovo Ideapad 720S-13ARR display flickering

So I have a Lenovo Ideapad 720S-13ARR and the display is flickering. See the video here: https://streamable.com/14qji6 The first few seconds of flickering in the video is actually the display getting ...
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Dual boot Windows + Linux boots directly in Windows

I have a Lenovo laptop currently with Windows 11. I'm trying to add a linux partition but the BIOS doesnt recognize the Linux partition, only that it is a NVMe partition. It is already the first ...
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Lenovo laptop : mode extreme performance

Laptop Lenovo Ideapad 3 14ada05 Machine type model : 81W000HJPB AMD Ryzen 5 3500U AMD Radeon Vega 8 graphics In bios i have the following option : intelligent cooling , battery saver , extreme ...
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Lenovo laptop takes long time to get to lenovo logo screen

I have (Lenovo y50-70) laptop, sometimes when I try to start the laptop, it takes long time to get to (lenovo logo screen) (about 1-5 mins), and when that happens, the laptop makes (single click sound)...
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Stopping laptop from fully discharging one of two batteries

I have an 2017 Lenovo T470s. It contains two internal batteries. One of the batteries is a bit faulty - when it gets low on charge it sometimes 'disappears' from the system suddenly. This causes the ...
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Weird noise from laptop

I bought legion 5 15imh05h two months ago and I can hear something like scratching noise from the top middle part of the laptop. At first, I thought the right fan making the noise, but it comes from ...
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Strange HDD behavior on windows

Recently i started having a strange issue with windows 10 where my disk usage stays 100% at 0.1 MB/s usage and it's not coming down unti a few hours Here's a list of things i've tried: i thought ...
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Lenovo Legion OS Selection - Dual Windows Startup screen is not appearing

I have Windows 10 installed in my system, it was working fine. As Windows 11 is released, I thought to give it a try. I created a separate partition for test purpose, then installed Windows 11 on my ...
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Windows 11 Laptop isn't charging on my Lenovo Ideapad Flex 5i

Windows 11 Laptop isn't charging on my Lenovo Ideapad Flex 5i even though I connected it with my given charger. I connected it through USB-c but it is not working. Windows started giving me ...
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Lenovo Legion Closing lid does not move screen

I have seen similar questions but not valid resolutions. If there is an existing answer to this, please point me to it. I have been unsuccessful at navigating to the answer. I own a Lenovo Legion. I ...
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boot device missing or boot device failed (lenovo)

how do i fix "boot device missing or boot device failed" like 2hours ago I updated bios using lenovo vantage, it all looked normal but few minutes after browsing web this error popped up. my ...
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Switchable graphics vs Discrete graphics on Lenovo Legion 5

I recently made some changes in BIOS mode and I do not remember if I changed the graphics option. Now it is set to Discrete Graphics, but what was the default graphics? Searching in internet did not ...
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Recover password for local user admin account in Windows 10 [duplicate]

I'm putting this question after trying everything. Laptop Make- Lenovo Thinkpad E470 OS - Windows 10 Pro Issue - Lost the password for the admin account in Windows 10 (Local User). There is access to ...
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Lenovo Ideapad Flex 5 15IIL05 Won't Charge

Just over a year ago, I bought a Lenovo Ideapad Flex 5 15IIL05. Unfortunately, it has recently started having issues, possibly with the battery. First, several months ago it started randomly ...
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Canon printer error 2, 140, 21

I have a canon Pixma MG2500 series 2570 printer that is 3 years old, and I wanted to test if it would work before scrapping it. To day I installed the drivers from this Canon official website ...
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NixOs freezes randomly on laptop with error pointing to amdgpu issues

I am using NixOS 21.05.876.60cce7e5e1f (Okapi) with kernel version 5.10.40. My laptop freezes seemingly at random. I updated my BIOS already, but nothing changed. I am using a lenovo E485 laptop with ...
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