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Questions tagged [thinkpad]

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

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Can you run Kali Linux 32bit debian on a lenovo thinkpad?

Can you run Kali Linux 32bit Debian on a Lenovo ThinkPad Is it possible to run the full Kali Linux on a Lenovo Thinkpad from 2017 If so then I would certainly appreciate it by you explaining how to ...
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T470 - Dual M.2 SSD's in WWAN slot?

I'm new here! I have a T470 which I purchased with no WWAN card, and a 512gb M.2 SSD installed ... I also have a secondary M.2 SSD which I would like to install into the T470 as well. Is it possible ...
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Is a ThinkPad x230 Tablet (x230T) keyboard compatible with an x230?

I have an x230. I need a new keyboard. I can buy a whole ThinkPad X230 Tablet for the price of an OEM x230. Their form factors are similar. Do they use the same keyboard? Prefer hard proof, like FRU ...
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How to get Bamboo Ink working on a not supported device?

I'm trying to get Bamboo Ink Pen working on my ThinkPad Yoga 14 20DM. It's not listed on the website as compatible device, unlike ThinkPad Yoga 260 and ThinkPad 370 which are. So I'm looking for a ...
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Laptop screen too dark

Laptop (Lenovo Thinkpad E540) screen is too dark. You can see a little if you use external light directly on screen and it's working properly with an external monitor. I had two Thinkpad E540: A - ...
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System interrupts causing high CPU usage

I purchased a Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2 2-in-1 laptop/tablet second-hand around a month ago, it came with Windows 10 Pro and was working OK for a few weeks but recently I have had a problem with ...
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Windows Hardware Error: “LiveKernelEvent”, with code 144 and Locale ID: 1033

Repeated error I have been repeatedly encountering the following error when my laptop freezes. It may occur multiple times during the day, and should take several minutes to recover. Source Windows ...
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Can I add a second SODIMM to a Thinkpad Lenovo P1 with the Xeon processor?

The Thinkpad Lenovo P1 with the Xeon processor (part number 20MDCTO1WW) comes with these RAM options: 8GB DDR4 2666MHz SODIMM 8GB DDR4 2666MHz ECC SODIMM 16GB DDR4 2666MHz SODIMM 16GB(8+8) DDR4 ...
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Can the Lenovo ThinkPad P1 - P2000 drive 3 2560x1440 displays?

I'm not very familiar with modern laptops and thunderbolt. The ThinkPad P1 - P2000 comes with a NVIDIA Quadro P2000 4GB GDRR5 128bits and two thunderbolt ports and an hdmi display: Power in Intel® ...
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ThinkPad T410 works fine with 4Gb RAM, freezes with 8Gb

I've a strange problem with my trusty T410 (2537-26G) which has been working great with the factory-standard 4Gb RAM stick in the machine's only slot. I've tried replacing the stick with various 8Gb ...
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No grub trying to dual boot Win 10 and Ubuntu

So I've got a new Thinkpad Carbon X1 G6 and I'm trying to set it up dual booting windows 10 and Ubuntu. I do have secure boot turned on and it is uefi. The issue is that when I boot to the HDD I see ...
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OWC RAM no longer compatible with a replaced Thinkpad motherboard, what to do?

Please advise how to "upgrade the RAM", properly, for Thinkpad T480: The problem I got the machine in March 2018, and things were working right out of the box: I pop in my old SSD (re-imaged) and my ...
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SSD has primary partition only, no volumes in Windows 10 DISKPART

After receiving a BSOD, and I try to restart my machine is doesn't work. I get a 0x80070057 error. I can't fix it, it seems. This got me wondering if my SSD had failed. I am on a Thinkpad T450s ...
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Boot Order Device Priority In BIOS

I am using Lenevo ThinkPad E 570. I can enter into BIOS. I would like to change Boot Order Priority ...
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Think Pad X220i - Frozen and HDD LED stays constant on

My X220i just froze while working and it's HDD LED stayed on but nothing worked anymore. So I switched off the machine and powered it on again. It asked for the HDD password and than: nothing happened....
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Find out what process is messing with my fan

I own a ThinkPad X1 Yoga. As it's a convertible computer that can be used as a tablet, I set up ThinkFan so that the fan is always off when I'm watching videos and doing regular tasks, and that it's ...
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How to deactivate drag and drop with touchpad?

I want to be able to drag and drop by using the hardware mouse-button. I want to be able to click by tapping on the touch-pad (and of course clicking by using the hardware-button should also be ...
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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 2 display dims and fades randomly

I've had this ThinkPad for about 2 years. Recently the screen does not refresh properly. As I keep scrolling it leaves line streaks or keeps a faded (background) image of the previous screen-scroll. ...
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Using the ThinkVantage button in i3

I am wondering how I can map the ThinkVantage Button in i3wm? Volume raise button for example is XF86AudioRaiseVolume. What is the code for the ThinkVantage button, or if there is non, how else can I ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad T540p recovery from sd card?

I have a Thinkpad T540p which has to be restored to factory status. I have tried to invoke the recovery program by pussing F11 a lot during booting when the Thinkpad logo is shown. But all I get is ...
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Power state continually swaps between charging and discharging

When connected to AC power, my Lenovo T440s (2014) intermittently switches from "charging" to "discharging", and very quickly back to "charging". A full cycle takes just a few seconds (anywhere from ...
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Flashing original BIOS onto Thinkpad Yoga 14

My work laptop is a Thinkpad P50 and my personal laptop is a Thinkpad Yoga 14. To get linux onto my P50 without loosing VPN (which isn't supported on Linux at my work), I used CloneZilla to clone the ...
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How can I connect a keyboard when the connector appears broken?

I have been working on a Lenovo ThinkPad X121e with the goal of replacing the keyboard. I have been replacing it using this tutorial, But at the point where I am to plug in the cable to connect the ...
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X230 CPU Clock Cycle Change When Battery Removed

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad x230 running Windows 10. It has a Samsung EVO SSD and works pretty good. However, it behaves strangely when the battery is out. As soon as I take the battery out, CPU clock ...
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Mimic right-click-key found on T420 keyboard

Background I used to have an old Thinkpad (T420?). The keyboard had a right click key on the keyboard, shown below. It was pretty convenient. I could open a folder, scroll down through the files in ...
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Wake on USB on Thinkpad W541

I am trying to set on wake-on-usb on my Thinkpad W541 with Fedora 26 on kernel 4.14.18-200.fc26.x86_64. After googling around I did echo enabled > /sys/bus/usb/devices/**/power/wakeup echo on > ...
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Several byobu commands don't seem to work at all

In a (possibly misguided) attempt to make my ancient netbook (Thinkpad S10e) as fast as possible, I installed a minimal setup of SparkyLinux on it, without an X server. I want to use byobu as a ...
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Keyboard shift key bug on Lenovo Thinkpad

For some days now, I have a problem with my Lenovo Thinkpad T470p keyboard. Before all : I've already updated drivers and shutdown my computer. Here are the problems : The light of the caps lock key ...
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Lenovo ThinkPad T420s hotkey driver is missing on Windows 10

I'm using an old Lenovo ThinkPad T420s. I installed a fresh Windows 10 OS on my device. Previously I was using Windows 7. All the drivers worked perfectly on Windows 7. After installing Windows 10, I'...
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FN key “stuck” and non-responsive on my Lenovo ThinkPad T450

My problem The FN key on my Lenovo ThinkPad has been non-responsive since some time last year and is just showing this constant green light which never turn off except when the laptop is turned off. ...
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Wireless disappears on Ubuntu 16.04 Laptop

I have a X201 Thinkpad with Xubuntu 16.04 installed. Unfortunately, the WLAN is extremely unreliable. First it doesn't cause any problems, then it just goes out and you can't log into a network ...
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Left click activates on any other mouse command

Background IBM ThinkPad R51 Windows XP Professional (though the issue is not OS dependent) Initially, if powered off (battery disconnected) for a period of time, the computer would return with an ...
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Why T480s screen takes time to change contrast when switching between black and white apps

I'm not sure how to word this properly. But I noticed that my Thinkpad T480s (and X1 Carbon Gen 5) takes some times to reach whiteness when switching apps. It seems like the screen also struggles with ...
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Lenovo Recovery Media creation says C drive does not have enough space

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad W541. I want to create the factory recovery discs. I have put in a blank CD to start with the process (it says that it doesn't support DVD-RAM for Disc 1). My C: hard drive ...
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How to set context menu on touchpad top right button?

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad W510 and I want to change touchpad top right button behavior and set Windows Context Menu or Mouse Right Click. How can I do this?
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Does a ThinkPad x230 i7 support a 4k external monitor?

I'm looking to buy an external monitor for my ThinkPad x230 with an i7 CPU. Is it possible to use a 4K display like this Dell UltraSharp with it? Here are the full ThinkPad x230 Specs + I'm running ...
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Can we use macbook pro charger to charge Lenovo thinkpad T470 laptop

is it safe to use MacBook pro charger to charge my ThinkPad t470 laptop
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how to make the Ubuntu volume control to work on the active output device

I am listening to audio with headphones attached to my Lenovo Thinkpad docking station. The output device is "ThinkPad OneLink Plus...". However the volume control, both the keyboard volume keys and ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad issue

I have a slight problem. My Lenovo Thinkpad (unknown model as of now) will not boot up its Windows 10 OS. When I power it on, it has the Thinkpad logo, then it will go straight to a menu with two ...
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My laptop keeps randomly restarting; is it worth it to get my motherboard replaced? [closed]

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga that I bought new two years ago. Last week, I began to have a problem with frequent, unexplained restarts. I ran a hardware scan, which found nothing. I ran several ...
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X1 Yoga 3rd Gen Decreased SSD performance with Thunderbolt 3 Dock (1/3 of AC Power w/ “Coil Whine”)

(Originally posted on Lenovo Forum) Hey group, While testing the performance of the SSD in my X1 Yoga 3rd Gen (X1Y3) with CrystalDiskMark, I noticed a drastic performance drop in 4KiB Q(ueue)8T(...
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Lenovo thinkpad dock USB charge

I've got a Lenovo 90W Pro Dock, looking for a way to have my USB port to charge my mobile phones when my laptop is off. Basically I am trying to have it perform like a USB charger. Is this possible?
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How to swap control and function key on Lenovo external keyboard?

I use a Lenovo ThinkPad (X220i) and like all ThinkPad users, I swapped "control" and "function" in the BIOS. Now I bought an external USB keyboard by Lenovo with a similar keyboard layout as the ...
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Can I uninstall touchpad driver permanently?

Can I uninstall the ELAN input device driver permanently? I tried the Uninstall Device button and put a check on Delete the driver software for this device, but it still reinstalls it after I reboot ...
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Alternate boot on Lenovo Thinkbook Ultrabook

My wife's Aunt's friend's brother's passed away, and I am charged with getting into his computer. It's a Lenovo Thinkpad Ultraboot; he set a password onto boot-up screen, and of course no one knows ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad : PXE E61 MEDIA TEST FAILURE, pxe-mof exiting pxe rom error

I want to install windows operating system on my lenovo machine and I am getting the above error.Have tried all the trouble shooting steps.
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What does the “Access IBM” button do on old IBM laptops?

What does the "Access IBM" button do on old IBM laptops? What is the function of this key?
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How to enter BIOS on Lenovo E530 after changing boot mode from UEFI to Legacy?

I have Lenovo ThinkPad E530 with BIOS 2.58 (latest). Once I changed boot mode from UEFI to Legacy, I cannot enter BIOS settings or choose boot device. I cannot boot to my OS (Windows 10) either. How ...
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Thinkpad x1 carbon 5th gen recall due to loose battery screw

I just bought a Thinkpad X1 Carbon 5th gen off Ebay; it was described as new, the seller had good reviews, and it was ~33% cheaper than a brand new one. Right after receiving it, I came across news ...
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Thinpad T470 sound off

I have a Thinkpad T470 and Ubuntu 14.x installed on it. The F1 sound button is on all the time. Won't go off and turn the sound on no matter what I do. Any solution?