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T430s Sleep fn key

Q: T430s Sleep fn key

Hi all!A new issue has been irritating me for a past few days. My ThinkPad T430s doesn't go to sleep when press fn + F4. Rather, the screen just blacks out but wakes up again to where it was left when I move the mouse. Even clicking Sleep through Start Menu does the same. Any solutions please?!





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Hello Everybody, I'm using Thinkpad T430s  with docking station 4337. However, I can not prevent my laptop going to sleep after 5 minutes of inactivity, even all posibile settings I have changed. Could you help me with this?

A:Thinkpad T430s: can not change sleep settings

Btw, system: Win10 x64

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Hi everyone. Best regards from Poland. I had a problem with my T430s (i7,16GB RAM, 250GB SSD). Since 3 months laptop quick drains battery on sleeping mode. I bought new original battery (44mWh) and i had 2 used batteries. When i close screen then laptop go to sleep mode - OK, but when I in the morning opened then i see  only 30-40% battery (before 100%).

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 Hi everyone, I currently own a T430S, and just recently the FN button on my laptop started to malfunction. It would work sometimes work but most of the times it doesn't register at all(refer to the video). Also I encountered another problem which is my laptop will wake up right away after put into sleep mode. This happens either when I put it into sleep mode or when I close my laptop(please also refer to the video). I have tried to reset my BIOS, tried unplugging my keyboard, but still no luck. Is there a way to fix this issue? This issue really has been bugging me for the past few days. I would appreciate any kind of support! Thank you!

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hi I have a t430 and my dedicated video ram is only 32mb. can this be increased and if it can to how much

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I have the opportunity to buy a T430s with i5 3320M or a G50-80 with i5(i think gen 4).The RAM and Harddrive i will change so that is no issue. What do you think between this two?The T430s feels like higher quality.

A:G50-80 i5 vs T430s

Nordic74 wrote:
 
 The T430s feels like higher quality.

Hi Nordic74,Welcome to Lenovo Community! And happy to have you here.As I understand that you have query regarding which to buy G50-80 or T430s
Even mine preference will be T430s as it is a business class segment with better battery backup, screen resolution & lot other options. In G50-80 there is an option of AMD discrete Graphics and 15.6" screen but resolution is 1366 x 768 only.
T430s has security option aswell & lot of option for upgrade which is missing in G50-80 IMO.
 
I hope the above information helped you. 
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 
Regards,Prabhansh_______________________________________________Tap that Kudos button if I helped.If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!

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Are the LCD panels interchangeable between them. I have a 1600x900 display panel in a T420s, and I will be getting a T430s with a 1600x900 LCD panel, thats cracked. Thank You!

A:T420s/T430s

Yes.  They are the same.

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Hi, 
 
I left my laptop sitting open and running for a few seconds while I ran outside for something and I came back and the screen was black. It wasn't asleep, it was just black and still running. I restarted and it won't do a normal boot. When you first turn it on the "Press Enter to Interrupt Normal Startup" screen will come up, and if you do so or not, it'll take you to a menu with all of these options. I have no idea what's going on, can someone please help. It's a ThinkPad T430s
 
 
Moderator comment: Model added to subject for clarity.

A:T430s - Won't Start

Plz post your problem with video or images. Because i think i can help you.Er.parth5975

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Hi, I contemplating a purchase of a used T430s, and would like to know the screen resolution of the device. The seller is unsure, as the laptop has no hard drive, and he can only boot to BIOS. BIOS reports the model as 2355BY3. I know the T430s was offered with a 1366x768  and 1600x900 screen; however, I am only interested in a 1600x900 screen.Can anyone confirm which screen this model (2355BY3) has?Thank you.

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I hope this isn't a dupe thread.  I tried searching and couldn't find the info. I just purchased a used T430s that came with Windows 8, but at some point along the way someone installed Windows 10.  The first thing I want to do is make sure that this is a legit/verified Windows 10, and secondly how do I download drivers from Lenovo for Windows 10.   When I go to the product page, it doesn't give me the option for Windows 10.  It shows Vista through 8, but not 10. Any help is greatly appreciated. GBA





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Does anyone have Fn-F6 and/or "the black key" that do anything on a T430S running W10?  All the other keys work as expected, and I did load the hot key driver.  Just those two do nothing. 

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Will the  Samsung EVO850 500GB internal SSD drive work in the T430s? Size/Software etc. Need to upgrade from current 240GB SSD drive.  OS: Windows 10 pro 64Bit Processor: Intel Core i7 3520M CPU @2.90GHzRAM: 8GB 

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Hello, I have replaced screen on my T430s (used from T420s, because they are similar), before fully assembling (all the bottom screws), I tried to boot on battery and everything worked fine. After I finished assembling it, I couldn?t start my computer on battery, only with AC adapter. Battery is genuine (Panasonic came with T430s), I can charge or discharge it, tried battery gauge reset, tried to reset bios (take out CMOS battery), updated BIOS, nothing helps, by the way works with my T420s just fine (tried T420s battery on T430s same, nothing). Removing AC adapter causes laptop to shut off immediately.Am I missing something or it is a fault in mainboard?   Thanks in advance for any suggestions

A:T430s - Won't Start

It is hard to be sure without seeing it, but I think it is most likely the main (7-amp??) fuse by the battery connector, which is similar to the fuse for AC input.  The main battery fuse is separate from the smaller charging fuse.

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Hi.
 
I just got a Lenovo ThinkPad T430s refurbished for about $350 as good as new with activated Windows 10 Pro and 8GB RAM (which Im going to upgrade to 16GB). At home I usually use my Lenovo H50-55 Desktop displayed on my 47" Panasonic 3D TV, and I want to have the same option with my ThinkPad just in case my Desktop should be down for any odd reason. But the VGA only output on the T430s doesnt transelate to HDMI digital just through a cable Ive bought. No signal on the TV. Ive read a little bit about VGA to HDMI conversions and ususally the people having issues with this have a transformer between the two and still they get no signal. Do I need a transformer, and if so; what kind, or is it just to do with lack of right driver?
 
Greetings from Norway
 
Kind Regards,
Joachim
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity. 
Post was moved to the Thinkpad T series forum

A:T430S - VGA to HDMI

Hi again. Ive been looking at adapters. Do I need one that plugs VGA male, from the laptop, and a separate audio jack, or is only VGA into the adapter and HDMI out, without the audio jack, enough? Will this work? Its quite a gap in the price between the two. Kind Regards,Joachim

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Hi All, My thinkpad is T430s on windows 7 Pro 64, I bought it for many yeas and it has been using well. But couple days ago when I want to use Fn+space to open the thinkligh and backlight, I found it didn't work. Then I try to use Fn+some other F keys, they all didn't work, so I know maybe the Fn hotkey got some problems.  I checked through google and got some information, but I'm not sure they are right or not, so I post it here and I really hope you guys can help me to solve this problem, thank you so much. Kitty

A:T430s Fn Key not working

Hi Kitty405, I know Lenovo Vantage has a setting to switch FN and left-Ctrl.you can enable this setting to change the function of left-Ctrl to Fn.  if this, the side effect is you will lose left-Ctrl , due to your Fn key is damaged. Hope this iformation is helpful for you.

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Hi, I am having weird problem with T430s, why it keep getting restart without even any indication, i have checked everything removing all drivers, as well in linux (Ubuntu). Any wild ideas? Regards

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Just got used T430s without HDD and decided to go with SSD.SSD model is BiWin C6370 500Gb. Windows is installed without any issues but aftr reboot it shows "a disk read error occurred press ctrl+alt+del to restart". HDD from E420s in this laptop works fine same as this SSD works in E420s with no problem. Any ideas what it could be? I tried clean installation of Windows 7 and 10. From Flash drive and CD. Same result. SSD passed all tests, even T420s internal storage test.

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I have a T430S which has a licence sticker under the battery for Windows 7 Pro OA for Lenovo. The OS that is installed on the machine is 32 bit, however I would like to swap to 64 bit. I'd rather not buy recovery media to do this, so I'm wondering if the licence code will work for just a bog basic Windows 7 64 bit ISO downloaded from rando-website?

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I have a T430s with 8 Gig Ram installed moved to the SSD and reinstalled from scratch.  Now I noticed it does not see more than 3.3 Gig or Ram.   What do I need to do. Thanks

A:T430s Does not recognize more that 3.3 Gig of my 8...

You likely have a 32-bit OS installed, which has a hard limit of about 3.9GB. In your case, it is likely using some for the video card, which is why you see 3.3GB. Can you confirm what OS is installed on the PC?

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Hello - I'm hoping this is an easy question to answer?  First of all, should a Lenovo T430s recognize it's location?  In other words, for instance, for Google Maps, etc., should the location where it's at be recognized?  If so, that feature is not working on a T430s that I have.  Assuming that it's supposed to work, I'm thinking that the problem is that the hard drive was imaged; i.e., it's does not have the original Lenovo drivers, etc., on it.  Any help/insight woud be appreciated.  Thank you!

A:Location service for T430s

 
What operating system?

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I've had a T430s fpr about 9 months and the lid hinge became a bit loose some months after I bought it. When the lid is open it moves slightly back and forth freely. Is this a common problem? Is there an easy way to fix it without sending it for repair and waiting ages to get it back?

A:T430s loose hinge

Hi Ebologna,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to hear that you are facing issues with hinges of your Lenovo ThinkPad T430s.
 
Refer the hardware maintenance manual to see how the hinges has to be reseated/replaced.
 
If there is no user induced physical damage, the warranty will cover the issue.
I would recommend you to contact our technical support for assistance.
 
Click here to open a link where you can select the country and get the exact contact support number. I?m sure they will be a great help.
 
Best Regards,
Mithun.



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Hello, I own a T430s Model 2356LRG. My Bios version is 2.66 (G7ETA6WW) which I believe is the latest. I bought a UltraBay adapter and a SATA HDD. I can access my UltraBay HDD in Windows 10 and Linux. Disk is detected by BIOS. I want to use it as a system boot disk (running LINUX) and I changed BIOS to disable Security Boot and changed from UEFI to BOTH (Legacy First). 1. If i connect a USB Pen in my USB port, F12 recognizes it and I can boot another OS.2. If I click F12, mi UltraBay HDD isn't there. I tried the same adapter in a T510 and F12 lists the HDD. So, it isn't an adapter problem, I believe. What do you guys suggest I do to solve this issue. Rgds

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I just acquired a Seiki 39" 4k resolution monitor (SE39UY04). Intel 4000 graphics support 4k resolution. Displayport 1.4 (as equipped on the T430s) supports 4k (at 30 hz). I have approved displayport to hdmi converter, and a 4k enabled hdmi cable that came with the screen. I cannot figure out how to enable 4k resolution. I even tried forcing it in the Intel driver app, but I'm told the settings exceed available bandwidth. I set refresh all the way to 24 (the lowest valid number). Color depth is fixed at 32 bit - cutting that in half would certainly help, but I can't seem to change that (32bit is the only option in the drop down). Any suggestions for getting 3840 x 2160 @ 30 hz? I don't need more than 16bit color depth if that helps.  My target is business applications, no games or 3D. Just big spreadsheets and lots of multitasking. Thanks!

A:T430S - need help outputting 4k resolution

The intel Hd4000 doesn't support displayport 1.4? Are you referring to DP 1.2?

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I have a T430 (W10pro64).  I want to replace it with a T430s (also W10pro64). Can I put the SSD from the T430 SSD into the T430s and everything will be cool? Otherwise it takes hours and hours to install all the programs I use. I guess there's the fact that the T430 doesn't have exactly the same hardware as the 430s. Will running Lenovo System Update install drivers for hardware that wasn't there before? Thanks for any help

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Hi guys, my T430s is about 3 years old, Win 7 Ultimate, all drivers up to date.I struggling with my speakers/audio system. It will work when I plug in the laptop before I start it. If I start using the battery there will be no sound.Does anyone know this problem? More info needed? Cheers,Jakob

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Ok, How do I get this T430s to recognise ONLY the nVidia graphics? I have it set to nVidia only in the BIOS, However, this thing INSISTS on using the pathetic HD4000 graphics when trying to play a game. This was easy to do for the T420. Why wont this work for the T430s? What I've done:Install ONLY the nVidia graphics drivers.... I still wants to use the "generic" VGA driver for everything.It forces me to use the nVidia panel to list games for use with the nVidia graphics. This doesn't always work. Is there a fix for this nightmare?

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Hi Lenovo Community, I am in dire need of somebody's help to confirm some suspicions of my laptop. I own a t430s, bought from about a year and a half ago, its a customized model. Recently, I bought a new headset which was wireless that is supposed to be used via bluetooth.For whatever reason, I thought my laptop had bluetooth technology, but now I'm not sure what I can do, I can't return my headset, and I've been googling things up but with no answers. First I want to ask .. do I have bluetooth on my laptop? I went to device manager and this is what I got:  And from start menu I typed in bluetooth, these were the results:  Can someone please tell me how I can get bluetooth applied on my T430s so that I can use my headset wirelessly? Thank you.










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A:Lenovo T430s Bluetooth

Hi Poykl, Welcome to Lenovo Community!
As per the query we understood that you are facing an issue with Bluetooth adapter on your ThinkPad T430s. This could be issue with function keys check with pressing Fn+F5 key and you will get an option to enable Bluetooth and Wifi adapter check with this option. If you are not getting the option then I think your system is not shipped with Bluetooth adapter, please provide the MTM (Machine Type Model) number which will be at the back of the system written on the white sticker so that we will confirm if the Bluetooth is shipped along with the sysetm.
Hope this helps.
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar



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Hello everyone, I was hopeing someone could help me find the right screen for my t430s. I got the computer used with the screen missing so i cant match up part numbers. Looking up my modle number and searial number on lenovos site comes up with no results. Is there any other way to find out what screen came in the laptop? From what I undrestand it could be a 1366x768 or a 1600x900 LCD panel. My model number 2356-HA8 and the S/N is PK-OYWZT. Thanks for any help.

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Hi guys I've been having myself the T430S for a while now. I'm truly in love with the machine and have been modding it left and right.I use it daily for university and have in total three batteries and a multibay battery. Always on remote, pretty much. THE QUESTION:I'm looking to get myself a compatible docking station so that I don't always have to unplug all the cables when I leave the house the next day. However, I've been googling and googling, without success. Is there no docking station available for this series? I'm not to keen on the external 'dockings' as I don't really need them for multimonitor setup. The main reason of getting a docking would be the charging funcitonality and not having to go through the hassle of unplugging cables every single day. Besides, I have my desktop for multiple monitors. Thanks in advance for your reply Kian Van Landeghem

A:T430S Docking station

It looks like this may be what you're after:https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-Thinkpad-Mini-Dock-433710U/dp/B002DUD36S?ref_=fsclp_pl_dp_1Not 100% sure it's compatible but I don't see why it wouldn't be.

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hello all I have a lenovo t430s i7 with nvidia nvs 5200 i use it for work and some gaming. i'm going to replace alot of the caseing and making it look newer as i got it as a used refurbed so if i'm taking it apart and going this far i'm considering placing copper shims on the cpu and gpu to make it run alittle cooler. just cant find any info as to what size i would need. anyone got any clues or know that would really help out. thank you

A:T430s copper shims

Hi, darkschneider94Very interesting plan.It seems thermal pad with high Thermal conductivity value is a better solution then a copper shim. Because of contact beween the shim and cpu/gpu/chipset and the heat sink surfaces. You can't force the high clamp to the caseless chips. Definitely, thermal pad 0.5...1 mm, soft enough, provides better contact quality. I'm sure it's unacceptable to use any thermal pad for CPU especially. So, use thermal grease.

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Hi everyone, I have a simple question. I bought a thinkpad T430S and when I try to put my headphone or any jack plugs on the PC's headphones output, I can't put them inside entirely.The sound can reach my headphones but any light movement makes the jack plug out. It's boring!I have loocked inside. There is nothing.  Does it normal? Maybe it is the particularity of this model. I don't know. Please, help me. Thank youAmadou 

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Hi I have a question. I have a Lenovo T430s whiich alreadys Windows 7 Pro installed withouit the preloaded softwares that came with it when it was first bought. How do i install the preloaded applications using the recovery media ( I ordered from Lenovo) without having to reiinstall windows all over agian? Also  Shoudl I decide to reinstall the whole PC by mesns of the recovery Media, will windows be automatically activated or do I need a separate windows 7 product key. I kmow the recovery media is a Oem build but it came without any Windows Product/activaion key. Thanks for your reply. MAH11

A:recovery media T430s

Welcome to the forum.
 
Recovery media restores your ThinkPad's HDD to the state it was in when it left the factory. It will install a fresh copy of Win7 Pro plus all the ThinkVantage programs and other preloaded applications that were shipped in those days. It will, of course, overwrite any applications you installed and any data you created.
 
Note that the Win7, drivers and apps on the restore media will now be several years old. You will have to run Windows Update and Lenovo System Update to get all the updates that were issued since. However, your Win7 Pro license will be preserved without having to activate again.
 
P.S. if you upgraded to Win10 you should be able to do that again without having to re-activate. 

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I continue to enjoy my i7 T430s, but wondering if it might yet be possible to upgrade? My T430s (with NVIDIA upgrade) enables me to dock and drive THREE external monitors - this is a critical requirement for me. So I would like to keep that feature, please, but would be great if 1) There might be a comparable or smaller, lighter Thinkpad that would equal or exceed the performance of my T430s? (While still driving 3 external monitors) 2) Same as above, but one with a higher resolution, native screen? I am mostly a business user and have no need to upgrade from Windows 7 if that might affect my screen options? Thank you  

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Windows 10 build 1803 will not take ownership of the TPM no matter what I try.  If I try to clear it using the tpm.msc console, the device reboots but I am not presented with the screen asking if I want to clear the TPM.  Instead it reboots back into Windows.  If I do it manually, Windows still reports that the TPM is running with reduced functionality. Windows 7 is able to take ownership of it just fine, however.  Nothing with the device has changed - no new hardware and troubleshoot tests return perfect results.  The TPM is recognized via PowerShell, too.  I have tried to initialize it through Windows, I have turned it off, disabled it, manually cleared it, reset the BIOS settings back to default, etc. to no avail. Secure Boot is enabled and running, but I'd like to use the TPM in conjuntion with my encrypted SSD that I've used for about a year now without any issues until this past few weeks.

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Hello, I'm Petit-Dragon, My laptop doesn't recognize any external HDD. I tried to uninstall/reinstall all USB drivers but the problem is always here.I tested the external HDD, it's ok. I can see the external HDD in the gestion disk space but I can't assign it to a HDD letter (D,E for example) The bios was updated by Lenovo a few days ago... Help  Petit Dragon

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I have a T430 that will not boot when the battery is in the laptop.  I thought this was a battery issue so I bought a replacement from Amazon and the problem went away for about 3 months.  Now the issue is back so I ended up buying a new battery directly from Lenovo just to make sure I was getting a good battery.  Last night I put the brand new battery in the laptop and again it will not boot with the battery in. To be clear.  The laptop works fine when it is either docked or plugged in with the battery not installed.  The problem is only when the battery is in the laptop.  It blinks once and then shuts right back down.  I know the battery is good since I bought the brand new one directly from Lenovo.   Any suggestions?  

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So recently on my Lenovo T430s it just randomly powers down. This could happen when i'm sitting at my desk plugged in, or at home typing in bed on battery power. The battery still has plenty of life I can usually go 2-4hrs on a charge, until it just shuts down again, but then I can power it back up without having to plug in or anything. It does some to occur more frequently if the computer is moved. Now get this, when this happens it won't turn back on unless i disconnect the battery and reconnect it. Sometimes I have to do this several times! You can imagine the frustration when you've been putting time into  a bunch of R code or a document only to hvae your computer just power off and lose what you've been working on! Seems to me like maybe the batter is losing its connection?  I called lenovo they were reluctant to help because the computer is going on about 2.5yrs old but it still runs great! One thing they advised was to install the most recent BIOS and power manager, which I did. But still keeps happening.  Anyone got any thoughts on this? thanksTC

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I recently bought a Lenovo T430S that came without a hard disk. I have for the last two weeks been fighting to get Linux Mint  in a Live mode to check the machine out, or any OS loaded (Win10 for example onto a new SSD. I have gone through making sure Secure Boot is disabled( I get no where with it enabled) and the various combinations of the setup options: UEFI/Legacy Boot Priority  - UEFI/Legacy Boot Priority  - CSM Support My Lenovo UEFI Bios Version: G7ET92WW  (2.52)Embedded Controller Versioin: G7HT36WWMaachine Type Model: 23539MUUEFI Bios Date: 2913-02-18Preinstalled OS License: Win8 Pro DPK TPGUEFI Secure Boot: Off Memory is 4 GB.  Note the USB stick is recognized, and I can get to the install screen, for example of Mint or Ubuntu. The UEFI and Legacy install screens have different fonts so I always can tell which mode I am in. Both fail the installation. 1. The USB sticks are not damaged and the sticks installed in a Lenovo x220 will get me into a live session of Mint.2. I have created WIN10 install bootable USB with the MS creator ap. It fails shortly after the circling dots appear as the T430S reboots.3. I do this all with AC power applied as the resuls seem intermittent under battery power after a while of use. I assume the battery is weak.4. I've used Rufus to create a bootable FreeDos USB stick that boots reliably when UEFI/Legacy Boot  is =Both, Legacy first, CMS=Off. This works fine and I get... Read more

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I have bought a refurbished T430s and I used it for 2 weeks. It worked great.Suddenly, it has stopped to work. When I turn it on, no display, no beep error code, just the noise of the fan which speeds up.I found out the cause of the issue.See here :Image1 Image2I have replaced the SO-DIMM and all works again !Is it a known issue ?The laptop is still under warranty, but i have no proof of purchase. A 4Gb SO-DIMM costs 20?, is it worth to activate the warranty ?

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Heard tons of horror stories about the HD+ screen. Is it not as good as IPS bad or just totally unusable bad? 

A:How bad is T430s/T420s's screen?

obviously it is not good as the IPS, but it is actually quite usable for office based apps. If you are watching move then you need to be within 45 degrees angle to get the accurate colour. If you are mainly using it for movies and photoshop touchup, then this screen is really not for you.

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Lenovo T430SOS: Windows 7 Pro The yellow USB works perfectly The two blue USB's, both with "SS" do not work.*When plugging in a mouse nothing happens.  The mouse does not have power and the OS does not recognize. *When plugging in a thumb-drive the red light on the thumb drive illumintes then goes out.  Nothing shows as recognized with the OS.  Device manager has all hardware with drivers.  In Device Manager, under Under USB Controlers, one is listed as, "Unknown Device."  When I try to update the drive it says its "Intel USB 3.0 Root Hub"IUSB3\ROOT_HUB30&VID_8086&PID_1E31&REV_0004&SID_21FB17AAIUSB3\ROOT_HUB30&VID_8086&PID_1E31&REV_0004IUSB3\ROOT_HUB30&VID_8086&PID_1E31I downloaded USB drivers for Lenovo T430s from lenovo.com*Intel(R) USB 3.0 eXtensible Host ControllerI also tried uninstalling all USB drivers and rebooted and also nothing has changed. BIOS has USB settings all turned on (some were auto originally). 

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my T430s camera(Windows8) is not working now. The LED light is on when I start the camera, but no imamges show up. I checked the driver, and it's already the latest version. The camera was working at the begining when I got my laptop, but I don't know what happened to it.Any ideas how to solve this problem?













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A:T430s camera not working

reinstall the driver does not help ...

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My 3 month old t430s has a major issue with the audio/sound.  At completely random times, I will have no sound for a matter of minutes or hours.  This is primarily with web software and persists across multiple browsers.   - The speakers all test and the troubleshooting tests say they are working just fine     - Occasionally, when testing the speakers, the control panel will give an error stating that they are in use by another program and that program needs to be shut down before they can be tested. - all drivers are up to date and have recently been uninstalled and reinstalled - the default audio device is set to the appropriate speakers - I have had this problem with and without the Dolby Advanced Equalizer driver that comes as an optional sound update - I have had sporadic luck with plugging in headphones, but often this does not give me any audio either.   Anyone else have this issue or one of the pros can shed some light on this,Iamrunningoutofoptions and becoming increasingly frustrated with it.   Thanks!R  













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A:No Sound/Audio on t430s

Hi, R
 
What is the operating system installed on your machine? Has this issue been occurring the entire time you've owned the computer?
 
If you navigate to the Device Manager (Control Panel ? Device Manager), do you see anything suspicious under about the audio devices? Any markings next to them or errors?
 
Finally, if you search Event Viewer in the Start Menu and open it, then you can look and see if any errors have been logged by your system. If you could, look at the Windows Logs and post a screenshot here if any errors/warnings show up.
 
Best,
Adam
 
 





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I Have a T430s bought directly from Lenovo, used recovered discs to restore, found Win Activation key from BIOS, upon trying to activate Win 8, it says the key is invalid. I've read the other (many!) threads on this issue. How can I activate my restored computer's version of Win 8??

A:T430s: How to get my windows 8 license key

Hello,
 
I think it has been about six years since Lenovo sold the T430s, which I think came with options to have either Windows 7 or Windows 8 pre-loaded onto it.  Are you certain the recovery discs are the correct ones for this ThinkPad's OEM Windows Product ID license key?
 
You can try downloading Microsoft Windows 7 and 8.1 directly from Microsoft's support web site and seeing if either of those will work with the PID key:
 
Windows 7: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows7
Windows 8.1: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows8ISO
 
If neither of those work, I would suggest calling Lenovo Support directly at +1 (800) 426-7378 (toll-free within the United States) and they may be able to determine which version of Windows is licensed for the computer by looking up its model and serial numbers.
 
Regards,
 
Aryeh Goretsky
 

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I got W10 (Education) installed on my T430s, pretty much without incident.  Installed all the drivers etc from the Lenovo site. The "blue" hotkeys all work as expected, except for Fn-F6.  It does nothing.  I've read reports of it producing an error pop-up and other odd responses, but I get no response at all. Same thing for the "black key". Suggestions? 

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