Forum discussion tagged with Thinkpad.
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    Question Thinkpad T570: Issue with HDD SATA cable/connector/controller? Boot with WWAN M.2 SSD?

    Have a 1.5 year old Thinkpad T570 (out of warranty). Recently started getting the CRITICAL PROCESS DIED intermittently and would stop detecting HDD. After a while, it would eventually detect it and work fine. Now, it doesn't detect it at all. I realize this is similar to other posts here upon...
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    Question 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 RAM underclocked to 1866Mhz from possible 2400Mhz. FSB:DRAM Ratio is asynchronous?

    Hi, I just purchased the Lenovo Thinkpad E495 with a single 8GB Module (Samsung M471A1K43DB1-CTD). I bought an additional 8GB Module (Crucial CT8G4SFS8266) and installed it today. I'm not that savvy with Clocks and Frequencies and whatnot, but I made sure that all specs are the same in order to...
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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...
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    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...
  7. 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...
  8. jahkr

    Question Thinkpad X1 Carbon vs Thinkpad T480s - web development

    I’ll be doing mostly web development, some C# / Haskel / PHP. Nothing extensive like photo/video editing. I will be doing web-design, though. At this point, I’m leaning towards X1 Carbon due to the screen display… but T480s seems like it has same specs for lower price? Would love some help.
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    Best Touchscreen Gaming Laptop under $1000?

    Hi all, I am going to college soon and I need a new laptop. My needs: A Graphics Card to run some demanding games (like Dark Souls 3 or Outlast 2) Touchscreen (don't care if it flips or not) Lightweight (have to carry it around) 14-inch screen preferably (I found it best for me) I can go to...
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    Laptop Help Request

    Hello, I’ve been looking at 2 laptops for the past several days now, and am still stumped. So, let me explain! I am a college student, currently taking I.T. And graphic design as my profession. I need a new laptop, as i only have a desktop at the moment. Right now, I’m stumped between the Dell...
  11. Takenfal

    Info Lenovo products have a really bad fan management

    My Product: Model: Lenovo ThinkPad E560 CPU: i5-6200u GPU: AMD R7 M370 RAM: 16 GB DDR3 SSD: PNY CS900 240 GB Purpose of this topic: help the community and (maybe) the designers and developers I want to write this post to inform the Lenovo community and all the users that Lenovo designers and...
  12. Ordan

    Question What can be possible cause for CPU throttling in windows only on Thinkpad E580?

    This is kinda follow up on my older post where i had troubles with CPU throttling on windows only for no reason. All hardware is just fine no issues with it and could do reliable tests where everything is fine under very controlled tests on linux. I did pretty much everything one can investigate...
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    Question ThinkPad T430 keyboard issue HELP

    So I own a ThinkPad t430 for the last 2 years, today I took it apart and cleaned the keyboard out and removed it. Now I've put it back in and almost all of the keys do not work at all anymore and I'm not sure what to do, I've checked it's connected properly. The Power button, Volume keys and...
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    Question ThinkPad T480s not recognizing bootable USB

    Hi there, Just bought a T480s. The deal I got it on came configured with a 128gb drive. I purchased and installed a 500gb nvme drive to replace it. The NVME drive is showing up just fine. Unfortunately, my T480s will not recognize my USB Windows boot drive in the boot menu. I've gone through...
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    Question Lenovo ThinkPad T410 - Image display problems

    Hi, after watching videos for some time the screen is showing vertical colored lines. I tried to stress the laptop (CPU, GPU, RAM, Disk) but nothing happens. It looks like it only does this while watching videos (with VLC). It is not mine so I don't really know how it acts while doing other...
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    Question USB works on external hard drives but not on other devices

    Hello! I have Lenovo Thinkpad L520 laptop and I tried to install windows with USB flash drive but it didn't show up in the boot menu. On boot it shows 'ME is in recovery mode' and I tried to update BIOS and Management Engine but no luck. I've also heard that some people fixed it with CMOS...
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    Question Lenovo Thinkpad E580 - RX550 is installed but Intel HD 620 is being utilized

    I have Lenovo Thinkapd E580 with RX550 2GB version. After windows update and AMD Drivers installed and fully updated, my Intel 620 is being utilized for everything. Benchmark programs dont even show my AMD Card, and automatically uses Intel gpu for benchmarking. But in my Device Manager i can...
  18. Question Plastic Retainer for Laptop DC Power Jack Broke

    Hi everyone, I have a laptop that has a DC jack that’s not the usual style that’s soldered onto the motherboard - it’s just wired over to the edge of the laptop. The problem is that the plastic retainer broke, so the jack just fell into the laptop. I opened the laptop to attempt a repair and...
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    [SOLVED] Is this a good £900 build

    Here is the list, please say if something doesnt work or is missing. Fans included in case. List
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    Question Laptop Touchpad delay if left idle for a few seconds

    Laptop: Acer e5-471G OS: Windows 8.1 My laptops touchpad has a delay if I leave it idle for around 5 seconds. It takes about half a second for my initial tap to respond. The delay is only there if I leave the touchpad idle for around 5 seconds, and the length of the delay is reduced if my...