Forum discussion tagged with Thinkpad.
  1. CryoWolf

    Question Lenovo thinkpad L440 speaker issue

    So I am currently experiencing an issue with the speakers and not quite sure why it does it. So the think pad as a speaker in either side, and I have installed the drivers correctly. When testing the audio windows plays some sort of door bell noise either side and this confirms that both...
  2. Chrixy

    Question Laptop + 2 monitors detection problem

    Hello, So I am helping someone to connect 2 monitors to a laptop, but something just isn't right. Monitor 1: Samsung monitor. Monitor 2: Lenovo ThinkVision. Laptop: Lenovo ThinkPad. Monitor 1 is connected to the laptop via HDMI, and Monitor 2 is connected to the laptop via USB-C. There is...
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    Question thinkpad x230 faulty wifi card, can it randomly shutdown my laptop ?

    I recently accuired a 2nd hand thinkpad x230, on my own i did remove the WWAN card and installed a msata ssd in its place, also replaced the RAM modules from 2x2gb to a 2x 4gb( ram is verified pulled out from another system). OS wise i installed win10pro as the system had its sticker with...
  4. J

    Macbook or lenovo?

    I have a lenovo thinkpad yoga 260, but as I know these have a huge motherboard defect, so i plan to sell mine. I looked arround the internet and saw that i could buy: thinkpad x240, t440, t440s, t450, t460 or macbook air 2012, 2013, 2014. I had thin and light laptops for couple of years now, and...
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    Question IBM Thinkpad T30 doesn't power on

    Hello everyone! Long story short, I got a hold of an old T30 and it's a bit of a passion project for me to try to restore it. Got a power adapter for it, tried powering it on, and that's where the problem starts. I am aware that these models have issues with the RAM slots, but I don't think this...
  6. terrormiah

    Question Thinkpad x1 carbon SSD stuck in write-protect mode

    Okay, so, for the last couple of days I've been trying to salvage the ssd in my mom's 5th gen X1 Carbon. She told me that it stopped working back in feb after an update. My assumption is that the computer died or was turned off during the update but I'm not sure. Anyways the issue is now that it...
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    Question Thinkpad X1 Carbon 4th gen refuses to stop throtteling after minor spill

    So after a minor encounter with some coffee my Thinkpad X1 Carbon is permanently throtteling the processor to 0.4Ghz (minimum speed) and i am absolutely stumped as to why at this point. What happened: I spilled some coffee over the keyboard (still works) and in the side of the machine. Most...
  8. O

    [SOLVED] Windows 10 fast start

    Hello, for some time I've been experiencing an annoying problem with Windows 10 on my ThinkPad T430. It somehow refuses to boot with the "Fast startup" option enabled under the power settings. When I want to power the computer it shows Lenovo logo (normal), then tries to load Windows but instead...
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    [SOLVED] Thinkpad T480 RAM Upgrade

    Hello everyone 👋 ! I have a Thinkpad T480 with 8 Gigs of RAM. I am considering increasing the memory capacity. I believe this supports up to 32 Gigs of RAM (Maybe more?). Here are the questions I don't have answers to: Can I buy another stick which is not 8GB and if I did will that work fine...
  10. Boi216

    [SOLVED] BCLK overclock?

    I've heard a million times how it works, but how do you do it? My BIOS has nothing about BCLK, and i have tried to look for software with only old incompatible freeware. I have a Thinkpad x220t by the way, with a 2620m.
  11. S

    [SOLVED] CPU temperature and usage goes high while watching Youtube videos

    Dear all, I've been using Thinkpad 13 (2nd Gen) for 2 years now, I'm happy with the performance. It's mostly for programming purpose, I can run multiple Docker containers, Chrome with multiple tabs, multiple projects running without slowing it down. OS: Ubuntu 18 CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-7500U...
  12. C

    Used Thinkpad p52s. Worth 1000 as workstation?

    Hey everyone,I'm looking to replace my old ideaPad z510 with something I can actually use to work. I'm having to go mobile for a few months and need some decent laptop to replace my desktop until I can ship it where I am going (and maybe outlive it for a bit, or be a good replacement for a...
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    [SOLVED] Thkinpad r61i (7650) Cpu Upgrade

    Hi everyone; I bought a thinkpad r61i last week, I know it is an old machine but I love old thinkpad series. I want to upgrade my device a little bit, I bought a ssd and now I am thinking an upgrade from core duo t5550 to t9300, but is it worth it? Because I have 3 gb ram right now and I can...
  14. D

    Question Thinkapd T420

    I bought used machine last month thinkapd on olx (india version of craiglist) , after its delivery windows 10 installed cpu usage gets to zero system freezes and thouchpad left click button stops working as left menu only the right menu appears , after the installation of windows 7 same thing...
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    [SOLVED] Can I connect a thunderbolt 3 dock to a ThinkPad T460s?

    I have two laptops, a ThinkPad T490 and a T460s. The T490 has a thunderbolt 3 port, but the T460s only has USB 3.0. I was wondering if it's possible to connect a thunderbolt 3 hub to the T460s through a thunderbolt 3 female to usb 3.0 male adapter. Will it connect all peripherals to the t460s...
  16. J

    [SOLVED] Upgrades for thinkpad x61s

    hello, i recently bought lenovo thinkpad x61s. it has core 2 duo L7500, 2gb ddr2 ram, 160gb hdd. The battery only hold about 10-15minutes. So i already ordered 4gb of ram, but i cannot find x61s slim battery. What should i upgrade?
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    Question Is my ThinkPad battery genuine?

    So I bought a ThinkPad X1 Carbon 5th gen laptop with an i7 7500u CPU from a local buy and sell marketplace off someone. I'm not really familiar with how long a battery is supposed to last on a laptop, but this ThinkPad seems to drain very quickly. I'm doing some work involving virtualization...
  18. K

    Question Best budget laptop $500-$600

    In the market for a laptop that performs well, not too thick, and ensures durability from the $500-$600 price point.. Would be using the laptop everyday, at least 256gb ssd or 500gb+ if not ssd. Need to buy the laptop by tomorrow July 31, 2019. Thank you!
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    Question Custom ThinkPad Sleeper - Thoughts? Feasible?

    To preface, I've done limited research on the possibility of this idea, so somebody who is more knowledgable may find this an incredibly stupid idea. Being somebody who loves old and vintage things, I've always toyed with the idea of building a sleeper PC in a vintage case. This past weekend I...
  20. Bill2002

    Question Lenovo laptop didn't logout when lid closed

    Hello. I have a Lenovo ThinkPad X1 , and yesterday evening I opened the laptop and it turns out it never logged out/locked my system. I was already logged in, no password entry needed. I am concerned for security reasons it might do this again and was wondering what the possible causes might...