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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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How to disable touchpad mouse movement in Linux Fedora

I'm using a Lenovo ThinkPad T440p as you can see link image below.. I have a problem with the touchpad, it caused the mouse to go crazy on its own. I want to disable certain functionality from the ...
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ThinkPad T420 is not booting

I bought a used T420 without a drive, I installed a Kingston SSD, but I still get this when trying to boot: https://imgur.com/a/lBuf4Ks Thanks for the help
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Do any 4TB single-sided NVME drives exist? [closed]

I just purchased a Thinkpad X1 Carbon Gen 9, and a Sabrent 4TB Rocket 4 PLUS (SB-RKT4P-4TB). Though both of these are NVME Gen 4, to my chagrin, the NVME drive purchased does not fit into the Thinkpad....
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What NVME generation does the 9th Generation X1 Carbon support?

Following in the footsteps of this question, if it's not possible to get this data with Linux then where would one find the specs for ThinkPad X1 Carbon G9, Intel Core i7-1165G7 (2.80GHz, 12MB) ...
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Restore Bluetooth on a Lenovo Thinkpad with Windows

I double-checked that Bluetooth is Enabled in the BIOS of my Lenovo Thinkpad. Still it is invisible in Windows: Device manager doesn't have any "Bluetooth device" (I also checked with "...
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Windows 10 not Booting (only Blinking Cursor) from Hard Disk nor USB Live System

I am somehow very desperate. Since yesterday, my Lenovo Thinkpad L450 is not booting Windows 10 anymore. Instead, I only get a blinking white cursor in the top-left corner on an entirely black screen. ...
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My Lenovo ThinkPad T450 Backlit keyboard stopped working but lights up during Restart Boot up only

I had an issue with my ThinkPad where it was failing to wake from sleep, i tried everything from resetting it with the hole on the back to disconnecting the CMOS and internal battery, finally, i took ...
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How to fix Lenovo Thinkpad that won't recognize USB ports

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad T14 running Windows 10. Recently I noticed a problem reading USB sticks. The first time I put a stick in, it reads it fine. But if I remove it then later put a stick back in ...
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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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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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Dell U2722D & U2722DE + lenovo laptips [closed]

I work in a small company, lately my boss bought serval couples of Dell U2722D & U2722DE The set up is we connect to the DE panel with type c and from there dp daisy chain to the D channel, this ...
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Slow Wattage of Thinkpad T480 Charger

Here are the problems I have with my T480: The "Slow Charger" warning appears in Windows. I tested several chargers on Windows and Linux that support at least 65W, but Lenovo Vantage and ...
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Thinkpad T450s WWAN M.2 slot - M or B key?

My Thinkpad T450s has an unpopulated M.2 slot that can be used to install a WWAN card. As far as I can tell, it's an M-keyed slot - the tab that divides pins is on the left, and the shorter section ...
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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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What repair options are available for Thinkpad Stack hard drives?

I really like the ThinkPad Stack lineup and was sad to see it go discontinued. For context, here's the product: I still use it for its powerbank and mobile NAS functionality. However, the 1TB hard ...
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Thinkpad T440 fan not working after replacement

So i have a Thinkpad T440 laptop and it was giving me fan error on startup, i decided to change the fan and it didn't work at all. It was the exact same fan except there was one difference, the ...
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Cannot change brightness on Lenovo Thinkpad E14 Gen3

I bought the Lenovo Thinkpad E14 Gen3 with AMD Ryzen 3 5300u APU recently, I received this laptop yesterday only. I use ArchLinux for my OS with the DWM window manager. This is the first time I am ...
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Unable to upgrade RAM on an old 32-bit IBM ThinkPad-T60 running FreeBSD-13.0-RELEASE

I found an old IBM ThinkPad-T60 and I've been restoring it to get it ready to use. The machine came with 1 x 1GB of 333Mhz PC2 SODIMM RAM. Surprisingly, it has a 32-bit processor (my ThinkPad-T60p has ...
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Lenovo ThinkPad L380 USB boot missing

I have lenovo thinkpad l380 laptop which I need to rebuild using USB but when I press F12 I don't see USB as boot option. I try same USB on different laptop and it does show and boot from it. I ...
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issue with lenovo audio - windows 10

I am having an issue with my lenovo thinkpad since I bought it. No sound devices are installed , so the laptop speaker and microphone are not working (however I am able to use bluetotth speaker and ...
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How to map Fn+left & Fn+right to Home & End on Lenovo External Keyboard

This question is very close to How to swap control and function key on Lenovo external keyboard? (I managed to swap Fn & Ctrl keys by swapping 2 bytes in the keyboard firmware). Question Now, how ...
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Does anybody know why 2-finger scrolling doesn't work after re-installing windows 10?

I have a dual-boot laptop, one SSD with Linux the other with Windows10. Windows10 doesn't respnd to any scrolling action, it doesn't do anything when scrolling with 2 fingers or when I use the scroll ...
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Laptop only boots once, fails on restart while connected to power

Recently got a Thinkpad T410. Seller said it won't POST, just beeps with a black screen. Fans and indicator lights work on power on. On pushing the power button when connected to mains, the thing ...
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Display lag on external monitor connected to ThinkPad Dock with Linux

I have a ThinkPad Hybrid USB-C with USB-A Dock connected to a ThinkPad T14 laptop with Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS and a DELL external monitor. I had no display on my external screen until I installed the ...
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sxhkd not working with XF keys (bspwm) (Thinkpad X220) (Debian 11)

All of my keys work wonderfully in sxhkd except for the XF keys such as XF86MonBrightnessDown , Up, and the XF keys for the increasing and decreasing sound. Over here one can see in the example {_,...
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Camera Not Working on ThinkPad Laptop Running Windows 10

When I went to join my first Zoom meeting today, I found my camera not working, but instead of the camera with a line through it icon, I see the below (on Zoom and the Windows Camera app): Device ...
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ThinkPad L14 Gen 2 (AMD): System sounds are delayed

I have a brand new ThinkPad L14 Gen 2 (AMD), model number 20X50049GE. I have a strange problem: the system sounds are delayed by 1-2 seconds. For example, if Windows shows a dialog box, the ...
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PCIe NVME SSD works in bios, but not in operating system

I have a Thinkpad E485 that came with a hard drive installed. It also has a M.2 slot and the manual for the E485 says it accepts NVME. I bought the Crucial P2 500GB 3D NAND NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD. When ...
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connecting external hard drive to Thunderbolt connector, via Micro-B USB 3.0 to USB-C cable

Is it safe / possible to connect a "standard" USB-compatible external hard drive, to the Thunderbolt 3 connector of my Windows machine (Lenovo ThinkPad P15), via Micro-B USB 3.0 to USB-C ...
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The volume bar doesn't work on Windows 10, Lenovo thinkpad L440

When I change the volume, it doesn't change the actual volume I hear. Any idea? Also, other detail, when windows boots with external speakers plugged in, when I plug those speakers out, internal ...
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How to configure mouse actions on a linux system?

If the question sounded simple, let me specify: I'm using Chrome OS, which is a heavily modified Gentoo distribution, but I have dev mode enabled so i am able to do most things, and in theory ...
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Firefox touchpad pinch to zoom not working but touch pinch to zoom works on Linux

I'm having a weird issue with Firefox on Arch Linux running on a Lenovo Thinkpad L13 Yoga. I installed Firefox, and noticed that gestures on the touchpad or the touch screen do not work. I am using ...
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Manjaro Linux on Thinkpad E570. Everything runs great and is plug and play, except my volume up and down. These are the function keys, (f1,f2, etc)

I am a complete newbie and I recognize my lack of knowledge, I tried using some terminal commands but nothing seems to work. My function keys dont work,the volume up (f3), volume down(f2), bluetooth(...
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How to recover data when the SSD read test failed

Unfortunately, the SSD device on my Notebook LENOVO ThinkPad T590 has a reading failure. When running diagnostic at the Boot Menu, the SSD read test failed (see image below). The laptop is unable to ...
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Laptop outputs audio from bluetooth headset mic at double speed

I bought mivi collar flash headset a few weeks ago. They work fine with all devices except my work laptop Lenovo Thinkpad T490. What happens is that initially when I connected, the audio was crackling ...
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How to remove built-in 3G/4G modem from Thinkpad T440s?

I bought a Thinkpad T440s, it has a 3G/4G modem card. This card blocks a slot that I need for my M2 SDD card: I do not have any mobile card in my Laptop, so I conclude that I will probably not need a ...
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Laptop not entering dual boot menu after crash of one OS

I was running Ubuntu 21.04 on my Lenovo T480 Thinkpad, and the device froze. After pressing the power button to reboot, it started to the normal Lenovo splash screen, and offered the bios menu. The ...
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Connect LG 27UL850-W monitor through USB-C to ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen2

I'm using a LG 27UL850-W with a ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen.2 on Windows 10. I need to get the monitor working through USB-C but I'm only getting "No signal detected". What I tried: Installing the ...
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Display my work laptop on gaming desktop

Not sure if this is the right place to ask this.. Anyhow, I as many others are currently working from home. My job issued me a standard ThinkPad laptop that I have hooked up to my monitors. The issue ...
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Battery hiding A/C input? Laptop on battery either not charging OR runs on power without battery (tp x230)

I have an eld Thinkpad x230 running linux/windows dual boot as a kitchen computer and it has been working fine for a good while. Sometimes I take it with me as a small computer and battery would hold ...
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W10: Fingerprint reader degraded accuracy

I have a Windows 10 Lenovo Laptop that has a "Synaptics UWP WBDI" Fingerprint reader, all drivers and firmware versions are up to date. I'd register my fingerprints with Windows Hello and ...
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Bluetooth stopped working on Ubuntu 20.04

Bluetooth suddenly stopped working. Getting error: Failed to set privacy: Rejected (0x0b) ➜ ~ systemctl status bluetooth ● bluetooth.service - Bluetooth service Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/...
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Turn off 'Close lid to sleep' when only connected to dock/monitor - Windows 10

I want to change the 'Close lid to sleep' setting such that: Whenever my laptop is connected to the dock or monitor, closing lid does nothing When I disconnect it from dock/monitor, closing lid puts ...
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Thinkpad T15 clickpad button not working in linux

I am running Debian on a Lenovo Thinkpad T15. Everything on the touchpad and trackpad is working fine except the click button on the clickpad. It is not broken as I've booted up Windows and everything ...
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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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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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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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