Forum discussion tagged with Thinkpad.
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    Question ThinkPad wired keyboard with trackpoint Sk-8855

    Unfortunately water spilled on my reliable ThinkPad wired keyboard (USB type "A") with trackpoint Sk-8855 which I have been using for 10+ years and now may of the keys don't work - even after drying out the keyboard for one week! I understand that the keyboard uses keys from a T420 series...
  2. Jam Butter

    [SOLVED] Processor utilization limits to 46%

    Guys I have a T430 with 8GB RAM and i5-3320M 2.6Ghz cpu. Battery’s dead and there’s a newer BIOS version but I can’t update it without battery. It was very slow and stuck every time I run a heavy software like visual studio. It is having windows 10 pro and I recently noticed that it limits the...
  3. mgistr

    Question Need help choosing a new laptop. Would you recommend yours?

    1. What is your budget? $1,500-$2,000 2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering? 15" to 16" 3. What screen resolution do you want? 1080p or better 4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop? It doesn't need to be thin and light but it does have to be compact...
  4. Kevin0x1

    Question what is the best laptop for linux in 2022?

    As the title suggests, which laptop model supports linux better? pls leave a comment below if u know. btw i am thinking to buy a used thinkpad t470. what are your opinions?
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    Question Thinkpad T15p gen 2 buying advice

    I am planning to by a thinkpad T15p gen 2 (11800h,gtx 1650) mostly for my auto cad course and also to play emulators like rpcs3 Xenia etc, so I was wondering how the performance was and if the thermals are any good as it has only one fan and will the plastic build affect longevity? ( I could not...
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    Question I have 6 laptops to choose from and no idea which one to pick ?

    Total budget and country of purchase: About 5000 Moroccan dirhams (mad) but if there is some crazy deal out there I can stretch it up to 8000 mad. (1$ = 8.92 mad) I am not so sure any of these laptops that were listed to me are good deals so i am also open to any suggestions. I used the...
  7. martin.havelka

    [SOLVED] Upgrading CPU on Lenovo ThinkPad S440

    Hi guys! I was wandering if it is possible to upgrade the cpu on my ThinkPad S440. There is a i5-4200U currently. I found that the CPU is soldered on the MB, so if it was possible to change the whole motherborad, that would be also great. Do you think there are options to upgrade? Thank you...
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    [SOLVED] Cpu upgrade for Lenovo IBM Thinkpad T61p

    I am looking for a cpu upgrade for the Lenovo IBM Thinkpad T61p. Is the socket and the chipset compatible with the Intel Core 2 Duo E8435(thats my preference) if not with the Intel Core 2 Duo E8335, if not with the Intel Core 2 Extreme X9100, if not with the Intel Core 2 Extreme X9000 and if...
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    [SOLVED] Lenovo Thinkpad T440 only charges when the charger is connected before it's turned on

    The problem looks like this: If I turn on the laptop and try to connect the charger, the power button just keeps flashing and the battery is draining. But if I connect the charger first while the laptop is off and power it on, then the battery is charging just fine under windows 10. If I...
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    [SOLVED] Upgrading to Win10, but keeping the software

    I have an older Thinkpad T540p laptop running Windows 7, whom I like very much. It works very well and has never failed on me. I'd like to upgrade the OS to Win 10. The problem is, I have tons of data and software there: programs, Steam games, GOG games, other stuff. I really, really wouldn't...
  11. avibag

    Question Lenovo Thinkpad W510 4391-BY7 - problems with ADATA SU750 SSD?

    Hi I have just upgraded my Lenovo Thinkpad W510 4391-BY7 to SSD, model ADATA SU750 SSD. When I tired to install Windows on it, I got error "Windows cannot be installed to this disk. This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure the disk's controller is enabled in the...
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    No TPM option in the BIOS

    My current laptop is a Lenovo Thinkpad E470 (20H2 model) ( i7 7500u). With the announcement of Windows 11, I was stumped to find out that one of the hard floor requirements of the new OS was a Trusted Platform Module (TPM >=2.0) to be present within the system. I had typed the command tpm.msc...
  13. jacket07

    [SOLVED] Thinkpad T60, Black screen and no POST when upgrading from T2600 to T7400 - Only boots after CMOS refresh.

    Hello, as the title describes I'm having problems with an old T60 I bought on eBay. I planned to upgrade it for x64 capabilities as a hobby because I like the old IBMs and wanted something practical to use for school and general use. I thought it would've been simple to just swap out the t2600...
  14. huddie

    Question Is It Impossible to Get DDR3L-1600 SODIMMs Larger Than 8GB ?

    Hi, I'm looking to upgrade the 8GB DDR3L-1600 SODIMM with a larger module. Unfortunately, my laptop - a Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 460 - only has one RAM slot and I can't find anywhere legit looking that sells single modules > 8GB. Is there some kind of hard limit on DDR3L SODIMMs at 8GB ? The...
  15. C

    [SOLVED] M.2 Sata III SSD inside the WWAN Slot of the Lenovo P50s

    I have the Lenovo P50s laptop (type 20FL). My question relates to the WWAN port inside of the laptop. I have read that people have used an 2242 M.2 Sata SSD inside the WWAN port of their laptops. I saw a post on Reddit that mentions this on the P50s, but it sounds like it is not compatible...
  16. Serbian_Reaper

    [SOLVED] Thinkpad T440s wifi 6 upgrade ?

    So for a while now, the wifi on my T440s would constantly disconnect and when it is connected it's slow as hell compared to my phone. That's why I'm planning to upgrade my wifi card. I got a suggestion that I upgrade to an intel wifi 6 ax200, but all vendors say it doesn't support my laptop...
  17. 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...
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    [SOLVED] 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...
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    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...
  20. 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...
  21. S

    [SOLVED] 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...
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    [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...
  24. 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.
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    [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...
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    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...
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    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...
  30. 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...
  32. 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...
  34. 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...
  35. 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...
  38. 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...
  39. 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...