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

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Unable to boot into CentOS installed on external hard drive

I created a CentOS bootable disk for installing CentOS onto my external hard drive. I was successful on installing it onto a partition created for the same on the external hard drive, but when I tried ...
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Suspending makes loud beep (Linux Mint 19.3)

Every time when I suspend my computer there is a short high pitch loud beep, it happens when I suspend it and when I wake it back up but not not when I turn the computer on or shut it down. This beep ...
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Keyboard work in BIOS not in windows

recently i spilled coffee on my thinkpad thankfully the keyboard was the only thing affected i tried using an external one it worked at the first day then it stopped working with the main keyboard but ...
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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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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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Laptop screen not working (PC works fine) [thinkpad x1 carbon 3rd gen]

I will try to explain the situation: A few weeks ago, sometimes when I turned on the PC, the screen would not display image, after a minute, it would (the rest of the computer worked perfectly, if I ...
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Thinkpad L560 - Screen Turns on and off every few seconds, temporarily fixed by driver uninstall

A colleague of mine has a ThinkPad L560 with an i5 6200U and 16 GB of RAM. Recently, he encountered a problem with it: As soon as the Laptop boots into Windows (not on the BIOS screen!) the monitor ...
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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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Lenovo - Monitor - 6.13.3.0 driver

Since early April my Thinkpad x380 yoga behaves very unstable with Windows 10. I think that it is not a hardware problem, since when I boot with Ubuntu (Dualboot) everything works perfect. So I ...
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Changing thinkpad microphone mute LED behaviour

So I was wondering and looking if someone has been able to make the following. Led indicator ON = Microphone ON // Led indicator OFF = Microphone OFF I think is the way it should work, not the ...
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Thinkpad T430 Reboots after Resume

My ThinkPad T430 (Debian 10.3) often winds up in a state where it reboots instead of resuming after the computer goes to sleep. Interestingly, this only happens if the computer runs out of power 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: Cursor switching to one with mini scroll bar (seemingly randomly)

My cursor recently started to randomly switch to a cursor with the arrow on a mini scrollbar (see circled). Sometimes it is a vertical bar but sometimes it can be horizontal as well. If I go to "...
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How to use Thinkpad trackpoint to vertical scroll on a MacBook?

I just bought a Thinkpad tablet 2 bluetooth keyboard to use with a MacBook. The thing I found difficult was that I'm not able to scroll like trackpad anymore. I have to click the scroll bar on the ...
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Daisy chain two dell monitors to thinkpad e560 (via onelink pro dock)

I own a ThinkPad E560 20EV laptop. I use the laptop with the lid closed, and connected to two external monitors, one DELL u2415 through HDMI, and an older one through the VGA port. I would like ...
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Impossible to adjust brightness (only after sleep/wakeup) of my Thinkpad / Windows 7 laptop

I usually change my laptop's brightness with: Fn + Home / End: Increase/Decrease display brightness and it works well. However, ~50% of the time, after a Sleep / Resume, the brightness is stuck ...
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Three monitor setup: Two are duplicate after reboot! How do I fix this?

I am using a Lenovo Thinkpad which has two video cards: an integrated Intel one and an NVIDIA one. It is connected to two HP monitors through a USB-C docking station. So in total I have three monitors,...
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Lenovo x2XX tablet auto-rotate rotates main screen (not internal one)

I have a Lenovo x230t with Windows 10. I use the autorotate feature which generally works nicely. However, it seems to rotate always the primary monitor instead of the internal monitor which is pretty ...
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Add RAM to Lenovo Thinkpad E450

Good day. A laptop computer, Lenovo Thinkpad E450. It has 8G RAM. I want add RAM to at least 16G. Without knowing if it has empty RAM slot inside, and which type/model RAM stick I shall buy. What's ...
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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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Thinkpad 760C non system disk or disk error

I picked up a Thinkpad 760C that did not come with a boot disk. I made some installation disks for MS-DOS 6.0 to install on the machine. But every time I insert a disk at boot it shows the error “non-...
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Disable “sleep” shortcut on backspace key on Thinkpad P73

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad P73 running Windows 10. The backspace key above the number pad doubles, for some reason, as a sleep shortcut key: I use the number pad a lot and regularly hit this key by ...
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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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2nd screen failure on Thinkpad running Fedora

I have a 6th Gen Lenovo X1C, running Fedora 32. Bought a nice external monitor (G-story) as a second display. However, connecting the monitor over USB-C doesn't work. The screen is black, and Fedora ...
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Windows 10: Switch off unwanted key LEDs, Lenovo Thinkpad P1 Gen 2

Besides the useful "ThinkLight" switchable keyboard illumination for typing under dark conditions. there are other disturbing white lights directly in the field of vision on my Lenovo Thinkpad P1 Gen ...
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SSD (HP EX900 M.2) Read Failure in Lenovo E590

I recently bought E590 (six months ago) (1TB, 12 GB RAM) and added 120 GB HP SSD EX900 M.2. I installed the OS on SSD. Everything was working fine till two months and then one day suddenly my laptop ...
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BIOS update or System Factory Restore - Lenovo ThinkPad x1 Carbon 5th

I have erased my OS and now I can't manage to install other system or update the BIOS. Windows 7 I tries a couple of images but it doesn't even boots. Windows 10 enters in the installation mode but ...
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Gettin a “BIOS contains WGDS but no WRDS” on ThinkPad Extreme Gen 2th

I've installed PopOS on my X1 Extreme Gen 2 and it's been working fine so far except for one annoying thing which is that whenever I suspend the laptop (either manually or by closing the lid) it will ...
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BIOS contains WGDS but no WRDS // Pop_OS 19.10 ThinkPad Extreme Gen 2

I've just installed Pop_OS 19.10 in my ThinkPad Extreme Gen 2, and everytime I suspend the computer a turn it on again I see a black screen with the message BIOS contains WGDS but no WRDS // Pop_OS 19....
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Does Lenovo Thinkpad Thunderbolt 3 Dock work with Thinkpad L480?

I just picked up the Lenovo Thinkpad Thunderbolt 3 Dock and connected it to my Lenovo Thinkpad L480. The problem is, that my laptop doesn't recognize the dock. I have installed the Thinkpad ...
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Connect external Monitor on Boards internal (Bus-)Output - TP E530

I have a Thinkpad E530 with a broken chassis, down left, which also affected the display cable. Pannel and rest is okay. (Pretty much like this guy here) Unfortunately the Laptop seem not to be able ...
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UEFI doesn't show NVMe after reboot from Fedora 31

I bought a Thinkpad E595 today and after updating its BIOS, I installed Windows 10 on it and then Fedora 31. I'm getting this weird issue where after I reboot from Fedora, my NVMe doesn't show up in ...
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Thinkpad t490 with Ubuntu 18.04 flickering screen

I bought this Thinkpad T490 and installed Ubuntu 18.04. Everything is fine except the screen starts flickering whenever I try to dim the screen with function key (same with F5). I haven't used the ...
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“0190: Critical low-battery error” on Lenovo Thinkpad T540p

When powering on, a refurbished Lenovo Thinkpad T540p (which worked for a few months without any problems) shows "0190: Critical low-battery error". Although the Thinkpad splash screen says to press ...
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Thinkpad X1 Extreme Gen 2 w/ 4K screen daisy chaining two 4K monitors vs one Thunderbolt 3 port?

I have a Lenovo X1 Extreme Gen 2 laptop with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4GB GPU, a 4K screen, and Thunderbolt 3 ports. My goal is to add two more 4K monitors to this setup by using only one Thunderbolt ...
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Replacing a damaged SATA cable on a Lenovo Thinkpad T560

I am interested in buying a Lenovo Thinkpad T560. However, the product I am interested in is listed as having a damaged SATA cable. I found this product on ebay. I am wondering how risky or difficult ...
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Linux on Thinkpad E485 frozen

Hey my Thinkpad E485 with AMD Ryzen 7 2700U with Radeon Vega Mobile Gfx often frozen without big prozesses.. Currently I use MX linux(with XFCE) but it also frozen under Ubuntu(with Gnome) and ...
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Key travel on Thinkpad X201?

What is the official/known-measured key travel figure, in mm for the Thinkpad X201 laptop? (I want to be able to understand how bad of a keyboard some of the newer laptops I'm considering, have)
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Why does Ubuntu work so well on my Thinkpad T495?

I am using Linux for some month now on my new Lenovo Thinkpad T495. In the last months I have had problems with different Distributions. For example with Xorg which crashed quite often, I did not get ...
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Windows 98 Gives 16MB RAM to Install Error on 128MB System [duplicate]

Recently, I got this old IBM Thinkpad 770z computer, made to run Windows 98. If I boot from my Windows 98 SE install disk, it shows a screen that is just text characters, showing to insert a floppy ...
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Motherboard of new T480s fried for the second time within 3 months of purchase

I received my T480s around 3 months and, just after a month, the device suddenly stopped working (did not boot even to the bios). The motherboard was replaced by the service center. Again after 2 ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon Gen 1 SSD upgrade issue

So I am attempting to add a new SSD to a Lenovo Carbon X1 Gen1 laptop and I am having issues with my Windows 10 bootable media (USB) detecting the SSD that I am attempting to use on this device. I ...
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Thinkpad X300 can have DVD+R DL?

I think Thinkpad model X300 were the first ones to have CD drive, in the X series. Can this model have a DVD drive to read those 8GB disks? I believe they call these disks DVD+R DL. Here is a related ...
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Driver Installation Error while 1st Time Installation of Windows 10 on Lenovo E490 (Thinkpad)

I am trying to install Windows 10 on Lenovo E490 (Thinkpad) which came with DOS but during the installation the Error window with message "A media driver your computer needs is missing" appears on the ...
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Control key stuck but not physically (Lenovo T420)

A Lenovo T420 laptop worked fine until today. Now it thinks that the control key is pressed down. When I press the Backspace button it inputs {. Space doesn't work and many other keys. I tried ...
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Lenovo T420 keyboard power button issue

I own a lenovo T420 and I need to power it up but the keyboard power button is shot. How could I fix this or workaround it? It is very important that I get it on. I am using a key board from a T410. ...
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BIOS firmware issues?

my laptop is a Lenovo ThinkPad e440, I bout it "brand new" from a friend of mine. the laptop workes just fine but after EXACTLY 30 minutes the laptop just shuts off (as if I removed the battery NOT ...
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Laptop won't boot, emits double beep at turning on

TL;DR version: what do these two long beeps, 7s long track, emitted at boot mean? Laptop does not work past this point. Any solution? The whole story: When I try to boot, my Lenovo Thinkpad laptop ...

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