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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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Windows 11 Clean Install

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad P51. Below are the specs: Intel i7 7820HQ 16GB RAM 512 GB NVMe SSD Nvidia Quadro M1200 Intel HD 630 Currently, I'm on Windows 11. I updated through Windows 10 by changing the ...
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wrong number of memory devices. 8 RAM slots [duplicate]

My Thinkpad P14s laptop is showing 8 RAM slots on Task Manager. while in reality, it is only 1 slot soldered onboard + 1 slot user-upgradable! ThinkPad p14s showing 8 slots of RAM! I tried to do a ...
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Why does a 4 year old Lenovo Thinkpad laptop suddenly start to violently vibrate?

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad laptop about 4 year old. While using it, it suddenly starts to make noises and vibrate violently. We thought the issue was with the fan so we had the fan removed, cleaned and ...
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Is M.2 NVMe SSD supported by Lenovo Thinkpad L490

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad L490 (2019) running i5 - 8th gen. It only has a B key slot (notch on the left with 5 pins to the left). I am looking to buy an SSD preferably M.2 NVMe but not sure if it’s ...
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Windows 11 controlling two finger scroll speed on a T490 ThinkPad

I have a Windows 11 machine (T490 ThinkPad). When I two finger scroll its a bit slower than I'd like. On my Mac there is an option in accessibility settings to change the speed of two finger scroll. I ...
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What keyboard does Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen 2 with AMD Ryzen 4500U have? [closed]

What keyboard does Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen 2 with AMD Ryzen 4500U have? There are 106 keys (I guess it counts as a 105-key one, the Fn key having some unofficial status). Lenovo's Product ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad with Windows 11 System Hangs Frequently

I am using Lenovo Thinkpad P14s since last 2 years and haven't faced any issues. Suddenly I have noticed that there seems to intermittent noticeable hang while working on light weight applications ...
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Lenovo ThinkPad P51 won't boot into Windows or USB live Linux, but boots into BIOS fine,

My Lenovo ThinkPad P51 won't boot into Windows or USB live Linux this morning, but boots into BIOS fine. It sees the SSD and Live Ubuntu USB on the boot menu. It's in an endless boot loop if trying to ...
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Lenovo ThinkPad L460, no boot options available

I’ve ran into an issue with my ThinkPad L460. After installing Debian on the machine, the boot menu is completely blank and therefore I’m unable to boot into any OS or installation media. BIOS ...
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Can Lenovo T520 / T530 series see Bluetooth LE devices?

Thinkpad T520 T530 have an integrated Bluetooth device, but I don't manage to see Bluetooth "LE" (Low Energy) beacon devices. For example I tried with Nirsoft BluetoothViewer but I don't see ...
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Need a Windows 10 video driver for a ThinkPad R60

A search at Leno's website does not find a Windows 10 or Windows 7 video driver for a ThinkPad R60, type 9459-AT8. Where can I find a video driver for this older machine?
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Linux and S3 sleep on a Thinkpad X1 Carbon gen 11

I got a new laptop, a Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon gen 11, and it doesn't support S3 sleep mode. When in sleep the battery continues to drain, badly. ~ cat /sys/power/mem_sleep [s2idle] journactl |grep ...
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Problems with lag using LG DualUp display with Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon; works fine with MacBook Pro

I recently got an LG DualUp for work and my main computer is a Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon Gen 6, closing in on 5ish years old. The monitor seems to work fine when connected to a MacBook Pro, but I've ...
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Installing Windows 10 on Lenovo X1 Carbon Gen 11

I would like to buy a Lenovo X1 Carbon Gen 11 laptop. However, I like Windows 10 and I don't want to upgrade to Windows 11. I can install Windows 10 myself, but I need to be sure that the laptop ...
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How to enter Lenovo Thinkpad E570 Advanced BIOS settings?

I've been using my E570 to run Void Linux for a while now. However, I can no longer boot into my Void Linux distribution after loading BIOS Setup Defaults. I've tried toggling most of the BIOS ...
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Dificulty installing Linux Mint on Thinkpad t430

I'm trying to install Linux Mint MATE edition on an empty SSD on my laptop through a bootable USB stick. When I turn on the laptop it does show the menu giving me the option to start Linux mint, but ...
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Thinkpad x240: RAM stick not working

I have two Thinkpad X240. Laptop 1 has a 4 GB RAM module, functioning properly. Laptop 2 has a 8 GB RAM module, also functioning properly. When I put the 8 GB RAM module into laptop 1, I can't get it ...
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How to detect Intel SSD that freeze on boot on Thinkpad T450?

Few days ago, after starting my laptop, all i saw was frozen To interrupt normal startup, press Enter screen. No response to the keys, only few times after 3-5 mins i got also Error 2100: HDD0 (Hard ...
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What could be wrong with Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Keyboard; specifically the R shift button?

My keyboard, now happening for 2 times behaves as if the R shift key is pressed as shows on the on screen keyboard. I have updated my keyboard drivers, I have switched off sticky keys and toggle keys ...
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Compatibility Issues with Lenovo and ThinkPad Docking Station

I recently purchased a new computer along with a docking station. According to Lenovo, the two should be compatible. After all, their website states that this docking station should work for the ...
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Unable to connect iPad with Lenovo ThinkPad Nano X1 through USB-C SuperSpeed/Thunderbolt 3 cables

I have an iPad Pro 11" (2021) and Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano Gen 1 laptop with Windows 11 Pro. I'm trying to connect them with USB-C SuperSpeed cable, but no luck. Windows shows me an error: On ...
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Thinkpad T15 Gen 2 fail to recover ME Firmware at booting, then Ubuntu 22.04 has no sound

I have just updated the firmware of my Thinkpad T15 Gen 2 in Ubuntu, however, the next time I start up, I get the following message before booting: "Reading ME Firmware... Please do not power ...
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ThinkPad X1 Extreme Battery discharging issues

I have a ThinkPad X1 Extreme running Win 11. These ThinkPads don't have a good reputation for battery life, but the battery seems to discharge very quickly while in sleep or hibernation. Today I ...
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Dual monitor connection issues - Thinkpad

I have an issue with dual monitors. Graphics is Intel 520. I can connect 2 monitors to my docking station when i use either 1x HDMI or DP and 1x VGA. I can not connect 2 monitors using 1x HDMI and 1x ...
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How to determine if "over RAM-ing" will work

I have earlier had a laptop that officially only supported 8 GB RAM, but which in practice worked with 16 GB RAM. I am about to upgrade my Lenovo A475. A475 officially only supports 32 GB, but this ...
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Thinkpad T470 "Critical low battery error"

Last week, when I tried to use my thinkpad, it wouldn't wake up from sleep mode. I let it discharge its battery completely, hoping it would work after. The next day, I plugged it in, trying to turn it ...
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Thinkpad touchpad keeps randomly switching scroll methods

The touchpad of my Thinkpad t440s keeps randomly switching between edge scrolling and two-finger scrolling under Arch Linux with KDE and X11. When I boot it up I never know which one it is going to be....
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Is it possible to use an nvme slot to get a thunderbolt port (on a Lenovo ThinkPad E560)

My Lenovo ThinkPad E560 (Intel Core i5-6210U, 16Gb DDR3L-PC312800S) has an NVMe slot specifically for my network card. I don't really care how it looks, but I need an expansion for Thunderbolt 3 or 4 (...
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lenovo thinkpad t450s hardware (screen and performance) issue

I have an issue with Lenovo t450s laptop, and I'll describe it next. Under Windows 10 (booted from SSD) I have image flickering near animated and moving objects. I can barely load any application due ...
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ThinkPad T460p/T470 screens and webcam - contemplating surgery, seeking advice

I have in my possession: A ThinkPad T460p with a bad motherboard but a presumably functioning screen and webcam, and A ThinkPad T470 which works wonderfully but which came with no webcam. I'm ...
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Windows: Do not change UEFI boot mode when hibernating

I am running a Lenovo T14s with UEFI dual boot. Mostly Windows 10/11 and Linux. My current workflow for fast switching is to hibernate an OS and use the boot device menu (F12) to boot/resume the other ...
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(Thinkpad Carbon X1 Gen 9) CPU @ 0.40Ghz when accessing via RDP for a while

I have a carbon laptop that has a dead screen; it went out recently and I have decided to just leave the device around the house and occasionally remote into it, run some scripts from it, etc. Well, I'...
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What is slowing down my notebook on battery?

I'm having serious issues with Lenovo P51 notebook performance on battery in Windows 10. I'm not sure when this happened. Maybe it was caused by some driver update, maybe Windows update, maybe BIOS ...
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I'm trying to run Xubuntu 64 on Oracle VMBox and I have an error that Intel Virtualization is not enabled despite the BIOS and stating otherwise

I'm brand new to tech as a whole. I'm starting The Odin Project and trying to run Xubuntu on the Oracle VMBox. This error is showing: I used Enabling Intel VT-x and AMD-V Virtualization Hardware ...
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480GB SSD not detected while 240GB from same vendor fully working

I want to increase the capacity (240GB) of my old Linux powered Thinkpad x201s and I bought a bigger SSD (480GB) in the same brand (Kingston A400). After a disk cloning + LVM resizing using an USB-...
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X1 battery discharging stuck at 7%

The old battery of my X1 Carbon 4th Gen. was dying, and the battery readings became unreliable. So I had it replaced (with an official battery replacement). Now the problem with the old battery and ...
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Lenovo ThinkPad T470 Not Reading Samsung SSD Windows 10 Pro with BitLocker

My ThinkPad T470 Windows 10 Pro laptop suddenly stopped being able read and boot Win10 from its Samsung 970 EVO Plus SSD. The SSD has BitLocker enabled. Lenovo Diagnostics show the SSD's read tests ...
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Lenovo ThinkPad P15 won't boot after disabling battery

The battery on my P15 was no longer charging (the battery + charging symbol never appeared in the task tray). I disabled the battery in the BIOS in an attempt to "reset" things. The PC ...
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Got an IdeaPad S206, but only round Thinkpad chargers. How to charge?

I'm working on a used Lenovo IdeaPad S206, to possibly make it donation-worthy. Right now, my problem is: Can't charge it! It uses a charger that's different than ThinkPad chargers (both the round and ...
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3 monitors with closed laptop on Lenovo T490 and 2nd gen usb c dock

I was told that I can disable the internal laptop display and hook up all 3 monies: 2 to the dock via DisplayPort and one to laptop side via hdmi. But I haven’t had any luck, the screen just stays ...
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Laptop keeps crashing and freezing (mce: Hardware Error)

I bought a used ThinkPad L540 and it crashes and freezes all the time. After a reboot the GNOME Logs app reports the following errors: kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: PROCESSOR 0:306c3 TIME 1671640567 ...
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Swap Fn and Ctrl keys without accessing BIOS

I am a Software Engineer, and the Fn and Ctrl keys in my laptop are swapped, and it is very annoying. And I am unable to access BIOS, as it is password protected by the admin. Any help is appreciated.
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How to switch fn and ctrl keys on Lenovo X1 Tablet Gen2?

As many people know, Lenovo has this bizarre habit of switching the location of the function (Fn) and left control (Ctrl) keys on their keyboards. I can't imagine why they think this is a good idea (...
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Battery charging thresholds being ignored by tlp on Thinkpad E50

I have a Thinkpad Edge E50 running MX Linux 21.2.1 which I'm trying to configure for optimum battery life. If I'm interpreting the man page correctly it should be sufficient to use the command tlp ...
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How to troubleshoot random laptop poweroffs?

My Thinkpad x230 shuts off randomly. There's no shutdown sequence or any delay, just click, off. It can run for hours or days just fine, or do it several times in one day. It boots back up immediately ...
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Main battery on ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2nd gen will not charge

I am trying to fix a Thinkpad X1 Carbon Gen 2 (2014) that had been discarded. The main battery will not charge, and reads as having 100% charge on the Lenovo battery meter when it actually has 0% (...
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Why are all Windows 11 optional updates suddenly awaiting installation without possibility to deselect?

After Windows 11 update of November 9, 2022, all recent (30+) optional updates for my Lenovo ThinkPad are suddenly awaiting installation without any option to deselect. Some of the updates are Intel ...
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Getting 5 beeps plus another 5 beeps on a ThinkPad T440p

So, I am trying to repair a ThinkPad T440p for a family member, and I am getting the 5 beeps of death. It is a T440p with an i5 and Nvidia Graphics. Basically, when I press the power button, it beeps ...
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Thinkpad t460p external display

I bought a Thinkpad t460p and a 27” 1080p monitor with an ultra dock. All good and fun but the problem is that the screen, specially the desktop it’s fuzzy. The same display on my pc it is very clear, ...
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IBM Thinkpad T43 boot USB not detected

Yes, it is a positively ancient 32 bits laptop, but the library it's used in has no money for anything better, and well, it works as a simple internet box. I managed to install a few versions of Linux ...
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