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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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Recording the screen during boot UEFI BIOS on Thinkpad T14s

I have a Thinkpad T14s with an AMD cPU. I am trying to record the screen on the laptop from the moment it's powered on: its UEFI BIOS and everything. I know that it can be done using an HDMI capture ...
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Can I use my current hard drive in new laptop

I'm about to buy a new laptop. Can I use the hard drive from my current laptop and just put it in my new one or do I need a fresh install to make it work? In other words: What factors would make such ...
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Laptop abruptly turns itself off when battery plugged out

I recently realized that my x270 probably shouldn't suddenly turn itself off when its external battery is taken out. I remember being able to switch batteries while it was turned out in the previous ...
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Disable charging of connected USB device (phone)

I often use my phone as a mobile internet hotspot, which is connected via USB to my computer. This works fine, but unless the phone is already fully charged, it starts charging its battery from the ...
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How to enter Thinkpad BIOS setup or ThinkShield Secure Wipe (supervisor password known, power on password known, HDD password unknown)

Thinkpad P1 Gen 3. I took these steps in the BIOS setup: Set a Power on Password Set a Supervisor Password (used the same password as the Power on Password) Set an HDD2 Password (User password, no ...
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Thinkpad L450 intel wifi chipset regularly needs to be “restarted” through windows diagnostics tool

The name of the device is 2x2 11bgn Wireless LAN M.2 Adapter I'm not sure if it's possible to find a better driver/firmware for it. It never did this before, I guess wifi chips can age or suffer from ...
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Shutdown doesn't complete, “Error sending end of POST message to ME” on boot *sometimes* (Thinkpad with both Linux and Windows)

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad x230 with both Linux (Xubuntu 20.04) and Windows (10) installed and it has a number of issues which are probably related to the BIOS. They occur only sometimes and I couldn't ...
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Windows 10 v20H2 Synaptics Touchpad/TrackPoint Click Delay

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad P15 with both a Synaptics Touchpad and a Synaptics TrackPoint, running Windows 10 v20H2. https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/thinkpad/thinkpad-p/ThinkPad-P15-Mobile-...
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Laptop screen flashing horizontal lines

I have a 3 year old Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga, 2nd Gen with an 2550x1440 OLED display: https://www.lenovo.com/gb/en/laptops/thinkpad/thinkpad-x1/Thinkpad-X1-Yoga-2nd-Gen/p/22TP2TXX12Y Around a year ago ...
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how to remove an entry in Thinkpad Boot Menu

So, about a year or so ago, I installed ubuntu on my thinkpad for the purpose of a hardware course. After the course was over, I used gparted to delete the ubuntu partition and then reclaimed that ...
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buffer i/o experienced on Debian 10.8

For a little while now, my thinkpad randomly has the following issue while running Debian 10.8 and I have no useful resources online as to how to resolve it. I am running it on a Thinkpad T480
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Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon 2nd Gen with broken screen - how to get it to use external monitor?

I've been given an old Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon 2nd Gen which has a broken screen - not physically broken, but it doesn't show an image at all. It sort of "lights up black" if you know ...
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Thinkpad 370 max brightness reduced after Windows update

An automatic Windows update caused by LCD backlight to no longer output its full brightness, even when set to 100%. Basically, what used to be 70% is now 100%. This is a very frustrating problem to ...
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New ThinkPad E14 is running very slow and I'm not sure why

I just got an E14 with a i3-10110U processor, 4GB DDR4 2666Mhz SoDIMM Memory, 500GB-- 7200RPM Serial ATA 2.5" Hard Drive. It was a cheaper laptop and I wasn't expecting anything blazing fast by ...
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LENOVO Thinkpad Carbon X1 Gen8: how to use the 3.5 mm TRRS jack as stereo line in?

Situation I've got a Lenovo Thinkpad Carbon X1 Gen8 (Model 2OU9 - 0006GE) here, which features a 3.5 mm TRRS headphone/mic combo jack. I'd like to plug a 3.5 mm TRS stereo line in cable from my analog ...
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Thinkpad E14 + Thinkpad usb-c Gen2 dock + 4k LG 85Hz Monitor issue

I'm an arch-linux user, but this issue is the same on Ubuntu, but is working on Windows. I'm looking for help in trying to solve my issue, I can provide logs, configurations that are needed on request ...
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Charging a laptop with OnePlus Warp Charge 65 Watt Power Adapter

Is it 100% safe to charge my laptop (Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 6th gen (20KGS2ML00)) with an OnePlus Warp Charge 65 Watt Power Adaptor? https://www.oneplus.com/product/oneplus-warp-charge-65-power-...
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Activate FNLock on Lenovo X1 under Ubuntu 20.04

On my Lenovo Thinkpad X1, the F-keys have the special functions (volume/brightness/...) as default. I do not want to press Fn, every time I need some actual F-key. The problem is, I cannot activate ...
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ThinkPad T430 will only boot every other try

I have a very strange issue with my ThinkPad T430. If I try to turn on the computer, the fan and hard disks spin, and the power indicator comes on. However, there is nothing on the screen, and the ...
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Multiple laptops using USB-C stopped working with multiple monitors

Background For about eight months we have used a ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen5, a ThinkPax X1 Yoga Gen3, and MacBook Pro 2019, connecting via USB-C to a Dell U3219Q monitor and a Dell U3818DW monitor. One ...
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Lenovo ThinkPad USB-C Dock Gen 2 works with ThinkPad T440 to project the displays?

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad USB-C Dock Gen 2 that works well with my ThinkPad 480 to connect my dual monitors. I have another Lenovo PC, ThinkPad T440 and want to connect this to my Dock as well. However,...
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Will an official 4G internal modem card from a ThinkPad W540 fit in a W520?

My ThinkPad W520 has an add-in slot to support a cellular modem. Officially, this slot's supported module is the GOBI 2000, a 3G modem with multi-carrier support. I am aware of an upgraded version of ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad E595 - Device Read Test failed?

Suddenly, my laptop didn't boot anymore. It was stuck on the following screen: Clicking any entry had no effect. I was stuck on this screen. I run diagnostics test on it and I got the following ...
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Fan noise at startup on Lenovo Thinkpad E14 laptop after BIOS update

I just updated my BIOS on brand new Lenovo Thinkpad E14 laptop and then I start hearing loud fan noise at startup? What is the issue? I have never even heard fan kick in on this laptop till today ...
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Error: “Thunderbolt controller has experienced an issue and cannot connect to devices or other computers until new firmware is installed”

I'm receiving this error on my Lenovo ThinkPad x1: A Thunderbolt controller has experienced a problem and cannot connect to devices or other computers until new firmware is installed. Device Details:...
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Lenovo Thinkpad T400 keyboard and port issue

Keyboard I've got multiple issues with an old T400 with a new keyboard replaced last year. When I type certain characters it types double characters. For example: v is /v, 4 is 04 and so on. It does ...
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Preventing unwanted horizontal scrolling with Synaptics Ultranav driver (Thinkpads and other computer using their trackpoint)

Thinkpads use a combined TouchPad / TrackPoint mouse device (aka Ultranav) with a driver from Synaptics. The TouchPad is a regular laptop touchpad, but the TrackPoint, a stick and 3 buttons, which can ...
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Why my BRAND NEW Lenovo T590 (and before Ideapad flex 5) dies when it still has some battery left?

I don't know if it is just my magnificent bad luck or the quality of Lenovo is deteriorating. I had to buy a number of ideapad flex 5 before landing on one without a plethora of problems. Turns out ...
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Monitor Color Calibration

I would like to perform color calibration on a significantly large number of monitors that I use on a daily basis. I don't currently have a standalone colorimeter. What I do have is a workstation-...
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Windows 10 Built-in microphone not detected

I have a brand-new Lenovo ThinkPad P15s Gen 1, and Zoom was saying no microphone was detected. My Windows settings also say no input device is detected. When I run the audio troubleshooter, Windows ...
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Why does my pc sleep when I want it to hibernate?

This is my first question on stack exchange. I have a three-day old thinkpad t590 running windows 10 pro. It has 1tb ssd and 24gb memory. My problem is I noticed that whenever I set my pc to hibernate,...
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Thinkpad will not boot from USB flash drive

I have a Thinkpad E580 and I'm trying to reinstall Windows 10 on it; I got the ISO file from here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10ISO I created a Windows 10 startup disk ...
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Thinkpad SK-8855 USB Keyboard + tpmiddle.exe on Windows 7 Desktop PC

Would love to get some input to figure out if this is possible or not. I have 10 Thinkpads, and I am used to typing on the classic 7 row keyboard found in the xx20 series (and modified to work with ...
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Encrypted Ubuntu install fails to see bootable media

I'm running Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS on a Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Tablet. I chose the encryption option when I installed. I'm now trying to live-boot from the Ubuntu install disk so I can re-size my Ubuntu ...
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USB-C charging on Thinkpads

Do latest generation Thinkpads support USB-C charging? More specifically, I am interested in the new Thinkpad 15g. The reason I am asking the question is because most ThinkPads have the proprietary ...
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Can't load any OS on my thinkpad — Using drive 0, partition 4, No o/s

I've tried to install an OS on a Thinkpad X220. But, if I plug a usb stick on it, there is an error message : "Using drive 0, partition 3. No O/S" and I can't do anything else... And I can't ...
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Thinkpad FN BIOS not Available Using Carbon Gen 2nd MB w/3rd Gen Keyboard

As my title says I'm using an X1 Thinkpad Carbon 3rd Gen Keyboard with 2nd Gen Motherboard and I would like to swap CTRL/FN. Why? Because I have four dead Gen3 MB's and one working Gen2 and I'd like ...
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Does the Lenovo T430 support DisplayPort Dual-Mode?

I am trying to connect a external display to my Thinkpad T430 with the Intel HD4000 GPU. Using a mini-DisplayPort to HDMI passive conversion cable. According to Wikipedia, the port needs to support ...
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My system always enter emergency mode when booting

My deepin20 machine always enter into emergency mode when booting. Then, in order to be able to return into normale mode i have to type mount -a and exit. I started encountering this problem after I ...
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Windows 10 - Folder Picker 'Save as' or 'Open' not working

The folder picker/dialog when using 'Save as' or 'Open folder' are not showing. And this occurs across all apps. First noticed using Word, but noticed this occurred also with PowerPoint or Excel. ...
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Can't click with touchpad while typing

I'm using a ThinkPad to play Among Us. Whenever I try to click while moving, I have to stop moving, wait 1 second, and then click. I'm on Windows 10.I CAN move the mouse while typing though.
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What connector type is on this old IBM laptop internal HD?

So, I am trying to wipe this drive to sell the ThinkPad 390X laptop. Yes, it was in a caddy with a number stamped on (34.43B27.XXXR01) - I've gently removed it and the connector is part of the drive - ...
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Synaptics Trackpad Hysteresis/Backlash/Noise Rejection

I am using a Lenovo ThinkPad T480 with a Synaptics trackpad, running Windows 10. The issue that I am facing is with a feature that appears to come with the Synaptics drivers (since it goes away when I ...
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My processor speed drops to 800 Mhz when my Lenovo Thinkpad W541 is plugged into the OEM cable

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad W541 (Windows 10). The processor is i7 4810MQ. My power settings are "high performance", with max processor speed at 100%. Always worked well in the past 4 years. ...
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Thinkpad T420 battery drain while not in use

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T420 which I bought refurbished and it runs fine but if I don't use it for a few days to a week then the battery is completely dead. Fully charged I get 6-8 hours out of the ...
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External monitor issues with ThinkPad T490 and Ultra Docking Station

I have a ThinkPad T490 and an Ultra Docking Station. My external monitors connected to the dock via DisplayPort are not working properly. My goal is to properly use two external monitors on my T490. ...
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Can't change the boot order in BIOS

I recently bought a Thinkpad X230. I want to install a Linux distro on it, but I've been unable to change the boot order in the BIOS to boot from USB. I can access the BIOS, but I can't edit the order ...
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How to connect a ThinkPad laptop to an incompatible (?) ThinkPad dock?

I have a ThinkPad branded docking station and a ThinkPad T470 laptop that fits it (see picture). I connect the laptop by putting it onto the docking station and gently pressing it in. This works ...
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Lenovo ThinkPad Dock with 2 Displays with different resolution

I have a ThinkPad E590 with integrated Intel UHD Graphics Card. I am using two monitors with a different resolution, a Samsung with 1920x1080 px and an EIZO with 3840x2160 px. Both monitors have a ...
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Lenovo thinkpad laptop shutting down on its own

I have a very weird problem with my lenovo thinkpad E540. Sometimes when I use the laptop it shows a message that the battery is very low and the laptop shuts down on its own. Perhaps i should say ...

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