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[Update]Can’t set up fingerprint login on my ThinkPad P70

Q: [Update]Can’t set up fingerprint login on my ThinkPad P70

[Update] I have uninstalled the driver and reinstalled. But unfortunatelly, the same mistakes happen.I think it should be the issue of the sensor itself. Anyone knows how to replace the sensor? can anyone provide the instructions document? [Original Post]Can?t set up fingerprint login on my ThinkPad P70. Not sure what caused the issues. Windows 10? Fingerprint sensor broken? Thanks The video here shows the set up process: The fingerprint sensor driver is up to date

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A: [Update]Can’t set up fingerprint login on my ThinkPad P70

Did you just recently install Windows Spring Creators Update (Version 1803)? It is known to mess with the fingerprint system. The solution is to reinstall the driver. You say your driver is up to date. But did you install it just now, or did you check the version number only? If you just checked the version number, I would recommend as a first step to reinstall the fingerprint driver.

Lenard | (I am a Lenovo INsider - a volunteer and not a Lenovo employee) | @lenardgThinkPad X1 Yoga (1st gen) (2nd gen) | Legion Y520

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Can?t set up fingerprint login on my ThinkPad P70. Not sure what caused the issues. Windows 10? Fingerprint sensor broken? Thanks The video here shows the set up process: The fingerprint sensor driver is up to date    

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Hey guys (and girls) I have a Thinkpad L580 without fingerprint reader and want to upgrade it. Unfortunally I cant find any FRU so far for the assembly with Fingerprint. Any suggestions on where I can find it? Greetings from Germany

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Hello! On my T550 I have problems with the fingerprint option. I have registered several fingers but when I need to log into Windows 7 no fingerprint logo appears (even though the light of the fingerreader lights up). I have to press Control Alt Del and only then I'm able to use the fingerprint option. Driver is up to date. Als other people at my office report this problem. Any advice is welcome. Thanks 

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I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T400 with Windows 7 professional 32-bit. Previously, my login screen would display a "fingerprint logon" option and my username concurrently. I just finished installing an update for the Lenovo fingerprint software using the Lenovo update utility, and now the logon screen will only display the "fingerprint logon" option until I click on "other credentials" or "switch user". I liked my old login screen better and both a system restore and an attempted re-installation of the old software failed to bring it back.

I would like to know if anyone knows a registry hack or something to keep the giant icon of a finger off my login screen (similar to this one: http://www.blogsdna.com/wp-content/u...gin-screen.png), and confined to tiny icons, like these : http://www.blogsdna.com/wp-content/u...windows-xp.jpg with the option of logging on with either a password or the fingerprint reader without any additional clicks.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

A:Thinkpad fingerprint update messed with logon screen

uninstall the software

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Hello everyone, I have an issue i couldn't solve with my T470.Since i updated windows 10 two weeks ago, it is impssible for me to sign in using my fingerprint. the green light on the sensor does not light up. and i have a yellow triangle on biometric devices on my device manager.I have tried to reset my fingerprint on connection settings but i got a red message stating that the option was not available and that windows could not find a fingerprint sensor compatible with windows hello.I tried also to restore the old version of the driver, but i couldn't..and to reinstall the driver from the lenovo website but it didn't work.Anyone with this issue ? any solutions ?Thanks

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I can't use my fingerprint to login to Windows anymore after Windows updated to version 1803.I can't find any setting to add or reset any biometric security.Is there a way to add this feature, or is it gone?

A:Fingerprint login broken after Windows 10 version 1803 update (T470p)

Have you tried the Vantage application. It may be a driver issue after the windows update. I would run the Vantage application to rule out the potential issue. Please keep us posted

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I have Windows 10 enviroment set (AD, SCCM) and I try to use Windows Hello / Fingerprint in Windows 10 1607. With HP laptop, which uses Validity Sensors driver (19.7.2012), I cant use Fingerprint. Windows Hello does not recognize such hardware. With Lenovo X260, and Fujitsu S750, which both uses AuthenTec driver provider, Fingerprint function is accessble.

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Upgraded from Windows7 professional fairly smoothly. During upgrade Windows 10 required an un-install of the HP Protect tools and all of the associated files; I assume this was the program using the finger print reader when I first purchased the lap top The BIOS is set to allow the biometric device. Device Manager shows the ?Validity Sensor? and it is the latest driver Did the setting change from gpedit.msc and went to Admin tab to allow use of biometric device and log in using biometric device. I even went to power settings and unchecked the attribute shutting off biometric as a power savingsUnder the windows 10 settings for Accounts under sign on options, there is no attribute for biometrics and/or face recognition. I added a PIN hoping it would appear, but nothing. Windows ?Hello? is none existent Any help or suggestions appreciated

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A:HP 4540S Can’t access fingerprint reader for log-in after wi...

Well after spending hours with windows tech support they were able to verify that the validity driver that HP hs will not work with windows Search of the forums found a link to Lenovo for an updated driver for the validity sensor device..it is packaged as a Synaptics driver http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/ds103635 BTW- Synaptics now owns Validity Sensor Uninstall all HP drivers one by one in Device Manager The FP reader will ultimately show as an unklnown device Install Lenovo Windows 10 driver pack...be-boot computer and the the devive will re-show with the updated driver Well what d you know, now Windows Hello shows up in the accounts folder and you can use your finger print reader Shame we have to go to another source instead of HP updating their driver list

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Hi Experts, I have installed Fingerprint Manager Pro Windows 7 32 bit to my x1 carbon laptop 207A. After Installation and restart, I click the Lenovo Fingerprint manager pro and it prompted cannot access/enroll fingerprint because my account is a guest or built-in administrator. I have been using this account as administrator. I even activate the user admin account by using the cmd and enter the command net user admin /active:yes (something like that). After that the admin account was open. But still it prompted that error. What should I do to enroll my fingerprint? Please help me!!

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Hi, After a bios update I am unable to login to Windows 7 (64bit). Normally I use the fingerprint reader to login but it will not recognise my fingerprint. So i try to logon with my password, this is also not working. Access to the bios is no problem, changed some settings but no luck. I did not erase the fingerprint memory, i can use the fingerprint reader to get access to the bios. When i try to access windows and the fingerprint reader, it wil not recognise my fingerprint, i get a Lenovo pop up box, username (not able to change this) is lenovo and i have to type a password. No password i normally use wil work Bios file used : 8duj29us.iso , BIOS version: 8DET74WW (1.44) I ame able to load Lenovo Diagnostics, no hardware problems. I need some help here  

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When I start up my pc, it stays on the login wallpaper. Won?t move to next screen to type password, and no matter what I press or click, it stays on there

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This morning the fing print reader worked. This evening it did not and asked for a pin. The only pin I had was not accepted. Attempted the password and it did not work and would not let me reset. Could not reset pin either. Any help,would be appreciated 

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After the recent updates, I can't login to my laptop Yoga 520. I have key in the correct password, it gives 'The password is incorrect. Try again.' I uses fingerprint, it shows the Hello face and shortly after it gives the error 'Your PIN is required to sign in. Your PIN is no longer available due to a change to the security settings on this device. You can set up your PIN again by going to Settings......' And I clicked the PIN option, it gives the same message 'Your PIN is no longer available due to a change to the security settings on this device. You can set up your PIN again by going to Settings......'

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Hi everyone!

I can not login in the Windows vista community wiht my hotmail account. I am using explorer, I sign in but the sign in button remains, every atemp to post a question results in the reload of the page. Can anybody help me. Thank you very much in advance!


A:Can´t login in Windows VISTA Community groups

Which "Windows Vista Community", there are many forums that probably have a similar name?

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Hi again!Trying to conf MEBx, but ? after pressing Ctrl-P ? it shows as entering configuration, but ? WX starts. Any ideas?More thanks, Alar.

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I buyed the Thinkpad T490 and the Lenovo ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Dock (2nd Gen).Everything works fine, i just cant see anything on my external Monitor.If i connect the Monitor with the T490 directly, it works fine. Can you helk me to get a picture over the dockingstation?

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I have been trying for weeks to clean this virus. I have installed various anti-malware but I am blocked from updating. ?Spybot S,D; Ad-Aware; SuperAntiSpyware; Malwarebytes?.

Running XP pro, 1 Gbyte, 500 Gbyte HD, ZoneAlarm, Symantec Antivirus, Ad-Aware
I have Symantec Antivirus Corporate. It says it updates but acts odd when updating,? looking for the same files twice before downloading?.
I have IE and Opera. IE will not open windows update page.
I have an XP boot cd SP1, but it would be a large pain to reload and update.
I have a clean laptop ?XP Home? that I can use to download and copy files with WiFi.
Can you help?

DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Administrator at 17:59:45.39 on Mon 03/08/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1279.445 [GMT -5:00]

FW: ZoneAlarm Firewall *enabled* {829BDA32-94B3-44F4-8446-F8FCFF809F8B}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
C:\Program Files\Common Files\ABBYY\FineReader\9.00\Licensing\PE\NetworkLicenseServer.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\Shared Files\CTDevSrv.exe
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A:Can’t update anti-malware or access windows update.

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Hi, I have a Lenovo Yoga 720 bought 2 months ago. I changed my Gmail PIN number from a different device, and since then I am unable to log in using the fingerprint or the correct PIN number. I tried resetting the PIN number from Lenovo sign in options but still not working! Logging in with the password is ok though!Can someone advise me what to do, please?

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I have been using the fingerprint sensor to login for the past 6 months.  However, all of a sudden, today I am unable to login with my fingerprint or pin.  But was able to login with my microsoft password.  The error kept stating that they cannot recognise my fingerprint.  After i tried to key in my PIN, the error instead said I had to setup the fingerprint login before I can use that function, which of course I have done so, thats why i could login using fingerprints for 6 months up until yesterday.   I did not download anything significant yesterday, only downloaded various files uploaded by my school.  My McAfee antivirus  seems to be fully functioning.  I've restarted the laptop, and there was no change. Therefore I logged in, removed fingerprint access, added fingerprint access, which they also asked me to 'make a PIN' which i obviously have had a PIN beforehand.  Completed the PIN making and fingerprint access, shut down the computer, restart it, and i cant login again with fingerprint or PIN.  However, i login with password and go to settings and realise the fingerprint access is still activated. Hope you will be able to assist me in this issue.  Thank you

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So I just upgraded from x1carbon 1st gen to x1 yoga 1st gen and have the fingerprint biometric working well for windows/domain login, however am dissapointed that I'm unable to use it for other logins such as cisco any connect vpn .The thinkvantage software from my old laptop accomplished this well with Win 10. It seems counterintuitive that this has been downgraded with current model & windows 10. Can it or any other software support this currently??

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I have HP EliteBook 2570p laptop with built-in fingerprint scanner.
I'm running windows 8.1 64bit Pro,
I have installed the validity biometric sensor (fingerprint) driver by HP, and managed to use the HP app for login (HP Client Security),
I tried using this guide:
Fingerprint - Add or Remove Fingers in Windows 8.1
to get the fingerprint login access, but I don't have that option, see the pic:

I contacted HP for helping me with that but all they could do is reinstalling the drivers..

I also tried using this guide:
Biometrics Sign-in for Users - Disable in Windows 8.1
to enable that although it suppose to be enabled by default, but still no goal..
I tried using the first automatic method, and also the manual, setting it like this:
but both failed..

Any idea how to make it work?

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HelloIs ist possible to use the Fingerprint Sensor of the ThinkPad P71 to enter User Name and Password on Websites (Internet Explorer, Firefox,and so on)? Is a additional program needed?Many thanks.

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helloI have used this Notebook for 2 weeks now. first i had no problems at all with the fingerprintscanner.but since 2 days it doest work, even the light that its enabled does not turn on when I start up the Notebook.why is this?

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I wasn't sure if this was the place for this but here goes.

when using the fingerprint scanner on a network with pasword changes every 90days, does the fingerprint scanner on a lenovo laptop synch properly with a newly updated password? I have a user here who changed the password but the fingerprint scanner did not seem to recognize the change since when you first set it up it asks for your current password. Once setup correctly all you have to do is scan your fingerprint and it logs you in.

Any info would be great.


A:thinkpad fingerprint scanner

Hey it might also be worth posting at http://forum.thinkpads.com/index.php also

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Dell XPS desktop that came with 8.0 installed.
Go to MS Store, click on update to 8.1. Tells me I must first complete Windows updates.
Go there & find 1 important update ( update kb2802618 & 1 optional). The Important one is a Win 8 64 bit based os update. mentions that it's scheduled to do it automatically at set time. I do it (only the important one not Silverlight) manually & click install. I get the ok that it's installed. Go back to d/l 8.1 & get same message re: need to update SAME UPDATE. . Do it multiple times.
Tried rebooting, shutting off auto update. same results..
What is the problem? I'd like to d/l 8.1..

Any ideas?

A:Can’t update from 8.0 to 8.1

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I have an HP 4540s, windows 7 professional 64,  with a fingerprint scanner that was working to login to windows.  Now scanning an enrolled fingerprint won't login, it just goes back to the windows login user selection screen.  The fingerprint scanner works, it will say that an unenrolled fingerprint is not verified, and will bring up the HP Protect Tools Password Manager if swiped with an enrolled fingerprint when logged in.   How can I fix the fingerprint windows login?  I have already tried uninstalling and reinstalling Hp Protect Tools security manager, Device access manager for HP protect tools, and Validity fingerprint sensor driver.  Hard reset did not fix.   

A:fingerprint verifies but won't login to windows 7

Hi Ock1,I am sorry, but to get your issue more exposure I would suggest posting it in the commercial forums since this is a commercial product. You can do this here. Thanks.

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I have an HP dv4-1430us laptop which does NOT have a fingerprint scanner. It came with Vista. With Vista, whenever the computer was started up it immediately went to my login screen and was prompting me for my password. All I had to do to login was start typing. Since upgrading to Win 7 (home premium 64 bit), whenever I start the computer I have a choice of login options. Instead of just typing my password, I must first click on either my login name or on the 'DigitalPersona' fingerprint logo. It's not like this is a major issue, clicking only takes a few seconds, but since I don't even have a fingerprint scanner....

Can anyone tell me how to disable the fingerpring login option? I tried searching, but could only find threads offering help to get it working, not removed. DigitalPersona does show up on my 'remove program' list, but I wasn't sure if that would just confuse Win 7 upon startup and lock up the computer.


A:Can I DISABLE Fingerprint option at Win 7 login?

If you open the control panel, and go to "hardware and sound" then look for "biometric devices" do you see it?

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I have upgraded my laptop from the Probook 4530s running Windows 7 Pro to the Probbok 450 G4 running Windows 10.On my old laptop, I used the HP Password manager to login to websites with my fingerprint.On this new laptop running the latest version of HP security Manager, this process does not work like before.If Iopen a website that I have saved fingerprint credentials for, on the login screen I swipe my finger, but the login fields are not filled in. If I click the HP Client Security tools icon and say fill in fileds it fills them in.Is this by design, or am I doing something wrong? 

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Hey guys! I got my T420s today and its a great laptop so far. none of these fan issues that alot of people seem to be having and everything is running great. I set up the fingerprint reader for when i login to replace my password login. The only problem now is that when i lock the computer to login again it says "other credentials" and then when i click on it, it says "Fingerprint Logon" and "Tommy Locked" and when you click on "Tommy Locked" it just logs you straight in and bypasses the fingerprint reader. I need to know how to remove the "Tommy Locked" option so i can only get in using the fingerprint reader. Can somebody let me know how to do this? I have had a look in control panel but i cant see anything.  Thanks,Tommy. 


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A:T420s fingerprint login issues.

When you say "logs you straight in and bypasses the fingerprint reader", you mean you have to enter your Windows password, correct?
Are you looking for a way to make Windows require you to log in with your fingerprint reader and not allow you to log in with only your windows password?  If so, what will you do if you injure your finger, or in case your fingerprint hardware stops working unexpectedly?

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I just upgraded my lenovo T61p to Windows 7 Enterprise. It was using Vista business before. When i was on vista and i started or locked the laptop i was able to just swipe my finger on the fingerprint and it would log me on or unlock the laptop. I have set up the biometrics on in windows 7 but when i start or lock the computer it defaults to push Alt+Ctrl+Delete. If i push Alt+Ctrl+Delete it then give me the option of how to login (type in password, fingerprint, or guest).

How can i make it skip the Alt+Ctrl+Delete part and default to just give me option to scan my fingerprint or enter username like it worked in Vista?

Thanks for the help


A:Make Fingerprint the default way to login

Have u installed fingerprint software? The option to set are in the software.

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Hi everybody!

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad x60s and just recently installed build 7057. Now it took some time but i finally got my fingerprint reader working. The only thing is when i lock my computer i have two choices my account and the fingerprint reader. Is it possible to make it so that when my computer comes out from sleep, only the fingerprint reader would show up

Thank you in advance....

A:Tweakin windows 7 fingerprint login

Just keeping a thread alive. I've found no solution. The inbuilt windows fingerprint reader software seems as if it could be a lot more graceful than the old IBM add on, except that I have to make all these extra clicks at login, instead of just swiping my finger. If anyone finds a solution, or MS sees this and realizes it's dumb this way. . . .

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I have also hit this exact same problem: HP EliteBook 8540pWindows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1HP ProtectTools (sp59257)Validity Fingerprint Drivers (sp66915) Enrollment works fine. But when I go to unlock/login, my fingerprints are verified, but instead of logging in, it just goes back to the windows login user selection screen.

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I have a T460 running Windows 7. I downloaded the Lenovo Fingerprint Management software in order to set up my computers fingerprint scanner. I was in the process of setting it up (never scanned a single fingerprint) when the setup process had an error and quit. I ran to grab lunch, locking my computer before I left. When I got back and entered in my username and password, I was greeted by the following message- "You are limited to use fingerprints only to login. But the fingerprint system is currently  not available. Please contact your administrator." Problem is, I am the machine local admin... And I can't get in. I have work files on the computer I need, and I need access to my machine. What can I do? This is extremely frusturating. I work remotely, so shipping my computer to IT would be a process that would be a huge pain, and they cannot remote access my machine if I can't log on to connect them.

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I can't find a way to use my fingerprint to login to the domain in Windows 8.1
It seems that Win8 is different that Win7 in terms of allowing for fingerprint domain login.  Based on what I found on another Win7 thread I did some modifications
and got this far in terms of fixing the problem:
In Administration Tools go to:
Local Group Policy Editor / Administrative Templates / Windows Components / Biometrics

 Allow  the use of biometrics
(the default is 'not configured') Allow  users to logon using biometrics
(the default is 'not configured') Allow  domain users to logon using biometrics
(the default is 'not configured')
After this the PC will ask you to ?Lock? the PC and follow instructions.  I keep restarting the PC but can't get it to work yet; I'm probably misunderstanding
something or missed a step.

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Hi,I have been using my fingerprint to log in successfully for a while, but two days it started to not work. I can't set up any fingerprint successfully. It started well, but when it prompts to change angle of fingers, it quick leads to error: can not set up.Please check the video: I have reset the fingerprint sensor in BIOS and also reinstalled the driver/SW for the fingerprint sensor, but still not working Any suggestion is appreciated, thanks!

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Hello Dear Lenovo community.  I need some advice on an issue i have. One of our employees who left has left a T460p for reuse. When i attempted to reimage the machine i was greeted with a request to scan my finger. I am not able to go in to the bios as there is no password. When prompted to enter the bios i enter the supposed password, get a OK sign and enter however i cannot change anything.  This employee left the country and is now living somewhere in the Philipines....   So the question is, how the heck do i wipe this ? Or should i just throw it in the recycling ?Thanks  Cheers!

A:Thinkpad T460p fingerprint lock - help

Good day and welcome to the community.If you're unable to change anything in the BIOS, then there is a supervisor/admin password set. The only way to remove it is to know it. There are no workarounds, backdoors, or master passwords. If the password is not available the only option is to contact Service to discuss a system board replacement.Regards.

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Hi everyone. I have just got my new Thinkpad L590. But Can't set fingerprint. The same problem with all L590s that Company aquired.  

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Hi! I have recently purchased a Thinkpad L480 and the fingerprint reader only worked very breefly after setup.Now, whenever I try to setup my fingerprint in windows hello the device seems as it would recognize a fingerprint without a finger on the reader (reader is clean). The fingerprint setup assistant shows a short flashing of the fingerprint icon as it would recognize a finger and then continues with only painting the innermost line of the fingerprint red and stops to detect any input. As mentioned breefly after windows setup the fingerpringt scanner worked. After a relog the scanner stopped working. I tried deleting and setting up a new fingerprint, when the problem first occured. All drivers are up to date. The latest windows version is used. Thanks in advance! 

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Does anyone have any experiance about windows 10 and t420 fingerprint reader? Is it working to log in with this to Windows 10 (Windows Hello)?

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I have a Thinkpad X1 Yoga (3rd Gen). The fingerprint sensor is not working and I don't have the option to sign in with my fingerprint. I bought the laptop around a year ago and the fingerprint sensor worked fine for the first few months, but stopped working recently.  Here are the symptoms:When setting up sign-in options, there is no fingerpring option in Windows HelloIn the device manager, there is no entry for "biometric sensor" or anything similarIn the bios, when I selected "reset fingerprint data", I get the response "no fingerprint reader is attached"I have tried a full re-install of Windows 10 and it did not change anything. Is anyone else having similar issues? Is this something I can fix through software or would I have to send it in for servicing? Thank! 

A:Thinkpad X1 Yoga (3rd gen) Fingerprint not working

You're not alone, and unfortunately it's been identified as a hardware issue. The BIOS message that you got is actually being used as a confirmation that the problem is hardware, not software. See this thread. 

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I ordered a brand new Thinkpad Yoga 260, eveything is fine and I love the machine, except for the fingerprint reader which is not detected and not working. It looks like a hardware problem with the fingerprint reader :I have never seen him it blinkingit doesn't show up on device manager (and I already checked for hidden devices : nothing)it is activated into the BIOSno trace of a fingerprint option on Windows settings under accounts / connexion options (not sure of the naming in english as my Windows is in french)no more luck when trying to install the latest Synaptics FP driver from Lenovo :  a window opens, I click start and the window closes itself after 5 seconds, then nothing special is happening anymore. No error message, nothing.Is someone with a Thinkpad Yoga 260 having the same troubles or could be of any help ? Thanks !

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A:Fingerprint reader not detected on new Thinkpad Yo...

I don't have that Thinkpad model, but for what I remember in some other model the Fingerprint reader was internally connected to an USB port.
You can check some programs like HWInfo and check where is the fingerprint reader plugged to see if Windows recognize there is a deviced plugged on it. It can also be interesting for you to grab the hardwareID to know the manufacturer of it.
Which Windows version are you using?
There is also some fingerprint drivers on the Yoga 260 support site for Win10 and Win7.
Maybe you can also give it a try.

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Hi,The fingerprint scanner LED on my W530 died. Here are the symptoms: - Fingerprint reader is not recognized in BIOS -I deleted the driver and its files from device manager but the TouchChip finger print processor reinstall itself.  The properties for the device is:Device Type: biometric devicesManufacturer: AuthenTec (I think the company has since been acquired by Apple)Location:  Port_#0003.Hub_#0004 - The following message shows up in the event viewer:  "Driver Management concluded the process to install driver tcwbfadv.inf_amd64_5a48bf8b68a239ce\tcwbfadv.inf for Device Instance ID USB\VID_147E&PID_2020\6&387E66F3&0&3 with the following status: 0x0." - ThinkVantage fingerprint software doesn't find the fingerprint reader I concluded that this is a HW issue with the scanner.  I ordered a new fingerprint scanner for someone in China which looked just like the original (one never knows).  I installed the new scanner to no avail - no LED.  The cable connected to the fingerprint scanner is shared with the mouse. Since the mouse is working OK, there is a good chance that the cable is OK but I cannot be sure. Anyone has any ideas on where I should go next?  It appears that the TouchChip fingerprint processor is working but something else is failing.

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A:ThinkPad W530 Fingerprint Issues

I believe there are 2 parts involved: the portion of the cable that goes to the reader, and there is a biometric corocessor on the motherboard.  One of those is probably the problem

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