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Lenovo Thinkpad T430 SATA interfaces...

Q: Lenovo Thinkpad T430 SATA interfaces...

the T430 has one 2.5" slot + another 2.5" slot through the caddy + one mSATA when you open the bottom. Is the SATA interface for all 3 SATA3 6Gbps ?

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When I dock the computer and press the power button on the dock it doesn't recognize my monitor as the main screen. I have to hit a key (Windows 10) and put in my password hoping that it's doing that and then the screen comes up. If I reboot after that ... THEN.... it recognizes my screen as the main monitor. How do I fix this? The only time this happens is when I use it off the dock and then put it back on. If it stays on the dock all the time it does just fine. Any fixes for this? Thanks...

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Hello. I have lenovo ThinkPad T430 with Windows 10/64bit In Device manager I get some missing drivers: H5321 gw Mobile Broadband Network AdapterHardware ID:USB\Vid_0bdb&Pid_1926&Cdc_0d&Mi_06USB\Vid_0bdb&Pid_1926&Cdc_0d&Ndis_630USB\Vid_0bdb&Pid_1926&Cdc_0d Unknown DeviceHardware ID:ACPI\VEN_LEN&DEV_0078ACPI\LEN0078*LEN0078 Maybe someone can help. Thanks.

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Ok so i boot my machine and i saw the Thinkpad display on the screen but IT WAS VERY DIM and i saw the windows logo still VERY DIM after that i cannot see anything also its very unusual because the Thinklight did not turn on when it boots (it normally turns on when i boot it up before)Whenever i press the FN+F9 which increases brightness it doesn't do anything, the screen so dim that it looks like its turned off but when you pay attention to the screen you'll see very dim login screens but still i cant see if im typing or not. I NEED REPLY ASAP cause this is my Office Machine so Yeah Thanks!!

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OK, Windows key on external keypad works OK.  Windows key plus shortcut keys (for example, Windows +T in Chrome for opening a new tab) does NOT work.  Normal alpha keys work AOK.   Device manager shows the 3rd party external keyboard as installed without issue.  The keyboard works on another computer (MacBook Pro 13") without issue.  Keyboard in question is a steelseries 6gv2. Interestingly, the issue is also occuring with the Lenovo thinkpad's very own keyboard (Windows + T not working!).   what gives?   O/S is Windows 7 - have just acquired the T430 2nd hand, so trying to test everything is AOK, etc.   I had an issue with sound not working via the lenovo's speakers too, but solved that (uninstalling realtek device drivers and letting Windows auto-install new drivers).   I hate Windows with a passion, but sadly, this laptop is designated to be used as my astro laptop for working in the field (PHD2, ascom drivers, mount control, acquisition software, etc).  There's pretty much nothing that runs native in OS X/MacOS sadly, so I'm being forced to run Windows crap.   I've owned several laptops in my life, and never had an issue with an external keyboard working out of the box, so this is very frustrating.  15 years in IT, experience in many different operating systems (mostly UNIX or GNU/Linux to be bluntly honest).   I haven't had a chance to RTFM yet for the T430, so I... Read more

A:Issue with external keyboard on Lenovo Thinkpad T430

Ignore my thread/question, brain fail at my end, too many years since I last used Windows lol...it's ^ + T, not windows key + T. ugh!

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Hi all, First of all I would like to take a moment and write my history with this experience. Last year I had a Dell Precision M4500 (i7-720QM and nVidia Quadro FX880M) which it had to be my eGPU machine. But using FL Studio alot, the cpu didn't kept the pace so I had to make a change. My research got to my Thinkpad T430 because Ivy Bridge platform can get you up to 90% of peak performance of your eGPU solution. When I had my Dell M4500, I have ordered the EXP GDC V8 Expresscard solution at a pretty fair and decent price (Christmas sales) from Banggood. Shipping to Romania was quite long, almost 2 months. In the meantime bought from a local guy, a Dell DA-2 220W power adapter which I heard it is plug'n'play. After arrival, I found out that I don't have the PCI-E power adapter for the graphic card, in my case a Gigabyte Radeon 6850 OC 1GB. That's the only card I have so, I was aware that I might need a display monitor.After another months of searching, found out on Banggood the holy PCI-E adapter specialy for EXP GDC solution. To be assured , bought 2 cables (just in case ) because the shipping was 1 month and 2 weeks (long, I know!). Well, last night I was dying to fire it up, so I put my Panasonic TV ( don't have a display monitor, lame, I know...) and put all cables and adapters together, the expresscard in T430 and fire it. My specs :i7-3610QM, 16GB HyperX Impact CL9, 1600x900, Intel HD4000 iGPU, Windows 7 64bit.After Windows loaded, my Radeon 6850 was found in D... Read more

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Dear all,
I'm looking for some help to understand the possible causes of the BSOD that I've met randomly while using my new Lenovo Thinkpad T430 - 2349-PHG.
The BSOD is not the only problem I'm having. While using the Laptop, sometimes the screen starts to shake, then the laptop shuts down without showing the BSOD. Sometimes, the BSOD appears. Each time I've to restore the Loptop to a previous point in order to make it work.
I've tried to run memory test using memtest86+-5.01, after 10 hours work and 9 runs, there was no errors.
I've tried to use driver?s verifier, however, when I set it up to work, the BSOD appears.
Attached is the recommended ZIP file to analyze the problem, only two dmp files are available.
I hope that I get some help regarding this matter soon.
Thank you in advance for your time and help.
Best regards

A:BSOD - Lenovo Thinkpad T430 - 2349-PHG - random shutdown.

Hi Again,
So, another BOSD, and this Time I've used the 'SF_Diagnostic_Tool' tool to collect all the needed files.
Hope someone could help me.
thank you in advance.

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Hi,  When i tried to install the above-specified Samsung RAM in T430, the system gets restarted automatically before the completion of switch on process. I checked the sam RAM with 2 systems, Both were T430 (one was windows 7 and the other one was windows 10) Please help me with this. Thank you in advance

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Hi, Recently bought a T430 (Without Optimus). All's good except the Laptop Temp. The left Palm rest seems to get un usually warm, no matter what OS I am on. Its a dual boot by the way, Win 7 + Ubuntu 12.04.2. With Ubuntu or CentOS or Scientific Linux, the laptop gets unusually warm...The temp monitoring utility (lm_sensors) says that its at about 45 C. I get the same temp reading on Win 7 too, but somehow, the laptop just feels more warm with Linux than Win 7.As of right now, I am on Win 7 (for past 4-5) hours.....did some browsing, MS Sec Essentials did a full disk scan, I saw some youtube vids and was toying with some Perl Scripts, and the temp is at 45C, and the left palm rest is quite warm. Its warm enough that I have to stop typing every few minutes  Has anyone else noticed this issue? Is there a work around to this issue? Is there something I should worry about ? Please let me know. I installed the new updates a month ago. This problem though, has been there since a while. I searched the forum and found that another user who had a similar issue was told to upgrade the BIOS from 1.6 something to 2.50. I am running at 2.52 as shown below. BIOS VendorLENOVOReleaseDate02-14-2013BIOSG1ET92WW (2.52 )SMBIOS VersionLENOVO - 2520Video cardIntel(R) HD Graphics 4000 Card memory2,112.00 MBProviderIntel CorporationCard version9.17.10.2843 08-21-2012Sound cardRealtek High Definition Audio Driver providerRealtekDriver version6.0.1.6710... Read more

A:Thinkpad T430 gets significantly warm on Win 7 as well as Linux. How about a fellow T430 user ?

In my experience, Linux isn't as good with power management as Windows. 45 degrees sounds about right for a current-gen Intel processor due to Turbo Boost causing temperature spikes as you use your system normally.As for the warm left palmrest, the hard drive sits under there, so maybe the drive just tends to produce more heat. Assuming you have a conventional hard drive, give it a defrag to reduce operating stress (and hence power consumption and heat output).

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I was thinking of buying an additional hdd, i have two both are ide and are not raid or enything. I was wondering of the differences between the differnt types and how many i can fit on my motherboard. Are there any other types of connection? which is the fastest overall?

Thanks

Alex
 

A:IDE and SATA interfaces which should i buy?!

The amount and type of (S)ATA connectors available to you depends on your motherboard. Please look up the specification and/or the exact type. Gigabyte Triton is just a brand and encompasses many types of motherboards.

The hard drive interface speed is actually absolutely meaningless. Any speed you get out of your hard drives depends on the drives themselves and not the interface.
Admittedly, most of the new drives manufactured are SATA and newer = faster when it comes to hard drives so if you want to buy a fast HD then you will have better luck with SATA.
 

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Hello there,  I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T430. I bought it used but in very good condition. Since it didn't come with a HHD installed so i had to buy a seperate HHD and install windows 7 by my own.* It did have the problem before, when i bought it first about a year ago, and i somehow managed to resolve the problem by help of some guys here in this same forum. But all my bad that i don't remember where was the solution.* Now i have decided to shift to SSD, and for that i bought a Samsung 128GB SSD and installed the same Windows 7, and this time i used the Lenovo's own software to detect and install all my drivers and here i come with the same problem again, this time my webcam also not coming up.Eventhough i have tried all my best from installing all the drivers avaialble in the lenovo site and also on the support pages but no help.* Some guys says its a hardware problem or a cable is not intact but i have checked both of them,1. The cable is intact i am sure,2. May be a hardware problem but why it happened before the same way and i resloved it without any hardware change.3. And What is the problem with my webcam?4. What am i missing, all the drivers and softwares are properly installed as per the device manager shows. * And i am sorry but this forum has no good helping enveroment, I am sure this isn't only my problem but since people don't get help from here therefore, they don't contact the forum. But i can't leave it as it is! So all you guys please prove... Read more

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I bought this used notebook, and soon I verified that the audio was not going out, therefore I assumed that a driver was missing, so I went to the lenovo website, (https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/products/laptops-and- netbook / thinkpad-t-series-laptops / thinkpad-t430 / downloads), I downloaded the driver and installed it, the audio came back, so I went to the "automatic driver update" item he checked the notebook and found other drivers missing , I asked to upgrade, after updating the Bios driver the notebook rebooted, and now the same 5beeps - 5beeps link and does nothing else, I would like to know how to proceed now.

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Hello everybody,

I would like to know if both of the internal harddisks of my Qosmiox70 use SATA III interfaces or only one.

This because I would upgrade HDD's with SSD's.

Thanks for your help.

Andrea

A:Number of SATA 3 interfaces in QOSMIO X70-A

Only 1 of the internal HDDs have Sata 3 interface, the other Sata 3 of the chipset is used for to the mSata slot

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Hi, Since this is my first post on the community forum, I would like to greet everyone! Does anyone know whether the M.2 connector in Thinkpad T440P provides PCIe interface or SATA? I searched the whole Internet and tried to contact Lenovo, but noone could answer the question.As the connector is supposed to be used with WWAN cards, I would guess it is PCIe.

A:T440P M.2 interfaces - SATA or PCIe?

Hello and welcome to the forumm.2 slot for double sided 2242 SSD has SATA interface. WWAN card in that slot connects to the USB bus and a couple of lines of the PCIe interface - the SIM card reader, device control, but not data bus you are talking about.

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I want to upgrade my Lenovo ThinkPad to the Sanmsung 860 EVO M.2 SATA but I am not sure if it's compitable or if it's the best SSD that would offer me 500GB to 1TB. Would I need to upgrade other parts of the ThinkPad when I install the 860 EVO, or would this be just fine. Thank you for your time

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I have a Thinkpad T430 type 23474W4 and a Thinkpad mini dock series 3 type 4338-15U. I already have a Lenovo LEN LS2223wC monitor hooked up to it through one of the DVI ports. I have a a Lenovo LT1952p Monitor that I would like to use as a second external monitor. Both monitors work individually through either DVI or VGA. However, I can't get them to both work at the same time no matter what configuration I use. I was told they didn't have to be identical monitors to work together. What am I doing wrong? 

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Dears, I would like to upgrade my current 256GB SSD of my Thinkpad Yoga 260 Model 20FES04T37 with 512GB SSD. I have found the below partnumber in Lenovo store which says that is compatible with Thinkpad, but I see that a special factor (M.2) is required for Yoga 260 which is not listed in the description of this part number: 4XB0L67026 ThinkPad 512 GB SATA 2.5" SSD Can anybody confirm this will be compatible with my Yoga so that I proceed with the upgrade with this SSD?

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Hi, my laptop got wet in my backpack due to a little bottle not properly closed.It just have taken few drops, but it was in stand-by mode and after my new logon, it started to show problems, as some screen blinking or strange video signals, temporary black screens and DVD-ROM that continously open without the possibility to close it.It definitevely turned off without my possibility to power-on again after a reboot attempt.After some hours, I was able to power on again the laptop, and now  the only symptom seems to be unwanted random stand-by with black screen.Someone can suggest me a procedure-test to discover if the motherboard could be irredeemably damaged? Thank you,Francesco.

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Hello everyone. I have one problem with secound ssd. I read a lot about this but nothing is similar. My HDD is primary and I buy a SSD caddy on internet. He stands well. But my laptop dont recoqnize it. I try with 2 Acers laptop and works! I try with disk menagement to see, maybe to ''active'' it there, but there is only my primary HDD. SSD seems to be missing. He only work if I remove primary HDD, but they dont work together. I think it is the only solution, if I open a BIOS, maybe there is some setup to activate CADDY with SSD or I really dont know. I watch on yt, read a lot but they all active it in disk management.    

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Hello,I use Thinpad T430 with dock station 90W.I have a problem with connecting two external monitors.Subsequently join them to dock station - VGA - DVI (DVI to VGA reduction I)The problem is this. When I use Linux - Ubuntu, I can work with all three monitors. However, when I run Windows so I can only use two.The resolution Windows detects all three monitors, but does not allow column not extend to third monitor.The setting is Intel I do not load third monitor.What I try:driver updatesBIOS settingsdeletion of TMM RegistDrivers downgrade to an earlier version by a single forum

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I have updated my drivers and can see the Bluetooth services running, but the toggle is grayed out and I am unable to find a solution. 

























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Has anyone found a way to successfully install intel wi-di on a t420 or t430 running windows 10? I have tried many driver combinations without success. From what I have read it seems that these machines used intel?s proprietary tech for wireless displays where the current gen is just miracast rebranded. Its seems intel is no longer developing for new operating systems for 4-year-old hardware.

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Hello Everyone, I have recently upgraded my CPU to:  Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3520M CPU @ 2.90GHz I have : Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000 graphic card I also have  a 16 GB of RAMI am under Windows 10. So my problem is that my heatsink won't stop turning and sometimes it's quite loud, I do record music sometimes nd all this noise doesn't really make things for me in post-production.   I was wondering if you have any idea to why that is happening, someone told me that I sould change my heat sink, but there is lots of them and I can't find the right one, Should I get me a new one or does an old one wil do too?  I will appreciate any help.   Thanks in advance.  

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Hi community! Yesterday, I accidentally spilled coffee (no sugar and only a little bit of milk) in my ThinkPad T430.it was plugged in the charger, and as soon as I spilled coffee the computer shut down (the coffee reached the bottom of the screen)I took off the battery and the keyboard, cleaned a bit and now the computer is drying.when I opened there was coffee around but apparently it didn't reach the mother board. I am almost sure it won't turn on again due to the fact it instantly shut down when the coffee touched the keyboard.However, I Hope you can give me more positive views on my computer's situation? Is there any chance to save it?  ThanksNymsai 

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Hello, My Thinkpad T430 has an issue where the main computer lights turn on (keyboard light, green power light, mute button), then instantly off.I've tried the following:1. Removing battery and power sources2. Hold down the power button for 20 seconds (and variations)3. Reconnecting power sources and turning the computer on Still the problem persists. Any help? Thanks

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Hey, I bought a used (from pro seller, "perfect" condition)  "Lenovo Thinkpad T430 i7-3520M 2,90GHz 8GB 320GB 1600x900 HD"I am *almost* happy with it, but now comes my admittedly peculiar problem.The air coming out from the fan is not exactly pleasant, i.e. I can't let the device run for 1 hour without getting a scratchy throat / hoarse voice from it.I.e. it releases irritants of some sort into the air.Now while I had this with some, but not nearly all, e.g. PC power supplies (new) and their blown-out air, I am also very sensitive to anything tobacco smoke related, so it *could* be possible that it's not the device per se but the previous owner was a smoker and they somehow managed to clean the outside of the device to not have smell (it doesn't), but the problem from the inside is still residues. (smokers' gear tends to have such problems)*if* that were the case - is there a way to clean whatever the air comes in contact with that comes out from that fan, or replace "some parts" or a whole unit / module of something?(I have no idea about the internal  layout, maybe the question is silly to anyone who knows it)It's only speculation, but depending on the cost of things I might experiment.Or I have to sell the thing again and need to get a new one from a shop where they demo running devices, where I can test whether the devices have that problem... *sigh*

A:Thinkpad T430 internal fan - "nasty air"

Welcome to the forum.
 
This smell may not be tobacco related.
 
It's possible that some plastic or rubber part or wire insulation, etc. has been burned inside, perhaps as the result of a failing component that overheated. The failed component was replaced but the smelly part was left unchanged. Here is a previous thread that describes such a situation: Burning Smell and Short Circuit on T430s. 
 
Another possibility are the rubber rails that hold the HDD/SSD in place in the main drive bay. I recall when the T430 series was introduced that there were reports about strange smells from these rails. You might want to check this possibility.
 
Since this is a new (to you) system you may not want to open it and look/smell inside. But it's something to consider. Otherwise return it to the seller.

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I just purchased a refurbished T430 for my son entering high school. ISSUE:  - When we close the laptop the first time it goes to sleep (moon icon comes on) and whenopened the computer immediately wakes and login screen immediately loads- The next time we close the laptop (either immediately OR any time later) the computer looks like it goes to sleep (moon icon comes on) but when you open the laptop it doesn?t wake.  The ONLY thing that works is to hold the power button for several seconds to reboot.- All settings in power management (re. Closing lid & pressing power etc etc) are set to ?sleep? PLEASE HELP

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Hello, laptop runs on Windows 10 Pro,audio driver: "Realtek High Definition Audio Driver",headphones with Mic: Lenovo Earphone P165 I've checked Windows settings and changed Skype sound settings to max but the microphone is close to silent.Moreover, button for internal microphone does not lit after pressing. Thank you!

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Hi, I recently found out that I couldn't completely shut down my ThinkPad T430 as whenever I clicked 'Shut down' from 'Power', the OS would go through normal shut down procedure, and the laptop seemed to be shut down, but the fingerprint reader still flashes with an interval of about 1 sec. If I finger scan it, the laptop will start booting as usual. I am wondering is it normal, and how to completely shut down the laptop. Since I need to install new memory sticks for expansion. ps. My laptop is installed with the battery at all time, and for the majority of the time I use the laptop with a power supply on. cheers 

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Need help with the BSOD on my thinkpad.

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.4
Locale ID: 2057
Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 9f
BCP1: 0000000000000003
BCP2: FFFFFA800D11AA10
BCP3: FFFFF80000B9C3D8
BCP4: FFFFFA801C4FF1A0
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1


The .dmg file has been attached.

A:BSOD at random on Thinkpad T430

Please follow - Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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I bought a refurbished t430 a while ago and it hasn't given me any major issues. But recently I put it to sleep and tried to power it back on and the only thing it does is light the power button for less than a second. I've tried removing all power supply, I took out the ram and cmos battery, and tried pressing the power button 10 times and holding it for 30 seconds. Nothing seems to be working. 

A:My thinkpad t430 wont power on

Welcome to the forum!
 
Sir_awesomeness wrote:
I've tried removing all power supply, I took out the ram and cmos battery, 

Have you tried removing the harddrive?
 

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Hi all, While I suspect the answer is affirmative after reviewing similar posts and replies, I wanted to ask if anyone has verified compatibility of the Samsung 860 EVO 1TB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-76E1T0B/AM) with the T430 whose HDD I am eager to replace. In addition, were there any difficulties encountered and how were they resolved? Thanks in advance for your time and support.

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Hi, I just bought a new AC adaptor. Non Lenovo branded. So I am sure that my battery is fine, because I am using it with my original adaptor. New adaptor is working without battery. But with battery, windows do not recognize new adaptor, its not charging. Also its not saying me that "its plugged in but not charging"  Its just like not plugged in.  I tired uninstall Microsoft ACPI- Compliant Control.... I tried plug in with without battery etc... Any ideas?

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Hi, My T430 suddenly powers off. It does not show any sort of warning, blue screen of death or anything else. It just powers off completly. And it does not turns on until the battery is removed and installed again. If it is running on AC power i.e without battery, the power cord has to be plugged out and again plugged in to make it work again. The time interval to turn off is completly random, sometimes 1 min, 1 hour, 10 sec etc. And it can happen after boot, in bios or anywhere else. I have confirmed that it is not a heating issue by running a stress test for more than an hour and it worked fine. I have also tried changing RAM, removing HDD, removing ultrabay disk drive, but doing these does not produce any difference.  I have also tried pressing the power button for 60 sec, but does not make any differnce.

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Hello, I've recently purchased a ThinkPad T430, and while trying to play a few of my games, I've noticed that under display drivers instead of listing "Intel HD Graphics 4000" it just lists "Standard VGA Graphics Adapter". Now, I know all about the simpler fixes with the Standard VGA problem. I've tried all of the "solutions" I could find. I've downloaded the Intel HD driver from the lenovo website under my specific laptop model(T430). I installed it, and everything seemed to work fine. I restarted my laptop, and went back to see that nothing had changed. It still listed only the Standard VGA adapter. I manually installed the Intel HD 4000 driver from the list in the Device Manager update window, and it showed that everything installed correctly. I restart the laptop, and boom. Nothing. Still lists the Standard VGA Adapter. I'm completely clueless as to what the problem may be. I've even restored my system, and uninstalled the VGA Adapter driver in hopes that it would install the correct driver after a nice restart. I've updated windows and everything. Nothing seems to work. Any input is appreciated. Thanks.  **A few notes: I'm running Windows 7 Professional - 64bit with a 256GB SanDisk SSD and 6GB of Ram. i5-3320M

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Ordered new battery - they sent me a T410 battery (which it is compatiable with T410/420/430.  But it will not work in my computer or another computer in my officej.  It will work on a T420 though.  What should I do...
 
 
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A:ThinkPad (T430) battery compatibility issue

HelloThe batteries for T410/420 are not compatible with T430, even Lenovo genuine ones. Because of T430 features hardware authentification of the battery installed. The batteries for old laptops like T410/420 don't have such features (authentification chips inside). This chip missing causes the battery being installed in the T430 can't be charged.So, you have to purchase Lenovo original battery for T430.
 
UPD
Lenovo original batteries for T430 are backward compatible with T420

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Recently I was in the middle of using my laptop when it bluescreened and crashed. Now I'm not proud of this, but for some reason this is not an uncommon sight; I bought this off of eBay a couple months ago and it worked fine for a few days before randomly bluescreening often. Now I tried to change and install all the eight drivers, and while that solved most issues for awhile. But then I received a detection error 2100 main hdd0 on startup. Now I actually fixed it that time, and none of my files seemed to be damaged, which is strange given the nature of the error but I didn't question it. Now however the error is back seemingly inspired and I can't seen to get my laptop to simply boot. I ran the memory test and it passed and I don't even have an ssd so I don't know what the issue is or why it was fixed last time (I changed the SATA to compatability and then back to ahci and reset it). I think it might have to do with a faulty or corroded contact but I have not opened it to check. If it's anything like last time, I'm willing to bet that there is actually nothing wrong with my drive but something is again causing it not to be detected. I do have photos if that will help, but they need to be compressed so for now I hope this will be enough.

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Hi all, I have just acquired a Thinkpad T430 running windows 7 professional 64bit, and recently restored to factory settings. The windows shows the drive as Windows7_OS (C 440GB and Lenovo Recovery (Q 13.6GB. I would like to resize the C: 440GB partition into C: 190GB and D: 250GB (approx), with D: for my data only. I have tried the Windows Disk Management, and shrinked the C: to 190GB. But when I tried to create simple volume on the Unallocated Space, the windows gives error and says "There is not enough space available on the disk(s) to complete this operation." I have searched online and discover that this maybe due to the 3 or 4 primary partitions limit I am having. The image shows the partition I am having now. My question is:1. What can I do in order to create the D: partition?2. My drive is shown to be Basic disk, will converting to Dynamic disk allow the above?3. Having converted to Dynamic disk, will the Recovery/Restore factory still work? Appreciate for any help.


























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today my lenovo T430 has developed a pink bar at the bottom the laptop screen about the height of the windows taskbar. IF I change the refresh rate from 50 to 60hz the pink bar is more pronounced.  It only effects the laptop screen and not the external monitor. It also appears on when the laptop is started on the bootup screen.I am running windows 10 64bit.the screen and video card are running the latest drivers I have attached a picture of the problem, I tried a screenshot but that did not show the problem

A:thinkpad T430 has a pink bar at the bottom of the screen

It is most likely that the panel is failing and needs to be replaced

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I got a used ThinkPad T430 a few days ago and it has been totally flawless except for this one issue. The night I got it, everything went fine. Then the next morning I went to a coffee shop near my house and it started freezing up. The freezes happen every 20 minutes or so and they last about 1 - 3 minutes. While it's happening, absolutely nothing responds. No mouse, no CTRL+ALT+DEL, no WinKey+L, nothing. Then once the freezing ends, the laptop registers all the key presses at once. At first I noticed that a couple rogue Windows processes involved with Windows Update were using 100% of my disk. I figured that was the cause of the freezing. I manually downloaded the 900MB update that was apparently stuck for some reason and installed it, and the disk usage went back to normal. Then I went back to the coffee shop the next morning and the freezing continued. I figured it had to be a disk issue regardless because it was the original hard drive with 300+ power-on days (despite the disk SMART health being seemingly fine) so I bought an SSD and replaced it. I reinstalled Windows and everything seemed a-okay. Well today I went back to the coffee shop again and used the laptop for a few hours without any problems. Then I noticed I was still on my home network, because it stretches to the coffee shop. Well, I switched to the coffee shop network and after about 10 minutes, the laptop froze once again. I think this is proof enough that the cause of the freezes are coming f... Read more

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Hi; I have Lenovo ThinkPad T430 having W10 installed. I have noticed that unless other brand Laptops, when I do Hybernate it, it consumes battery. Is this a designed fault or any other problem?

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Hello I have T430 (model 23444ZG) with Intel HD Graphics 4000. Operating SystemWindows 10 Pro 64-bitCPUIntel Core i5 3210M @ 2.50GHzIvy Bridge 22nm TechnologyRAM8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 (11-11-11-28)MotherboardLENOVO 23444ZG (CPU Socket - U3E1)GraphicsLCD 1600x900 ([email protected])Intel HD Graphics 4000 (Lenovo) My question is - is it possible to plug in 4k UHD display to this laptop and use max. resolution (4 096 2 160) ? I am using my laptop mainly for office work and poker. I am deciding which display would be best for me and at the moment my favourite looks like DELL U3415W (ultrawide with max. resolution 3440x1440. I am sure if my laptop is capable of running 4096x2160 it should not be a problem to run this one. http://www.techradar.com/reviews/pc-mac/monitors-and-projectors/monitors/dell-ultrasharp-u3415w-revi...   

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I'm trying to change the ssd and I don't know much about computers. Not an issue if things go bad but I want it to work so how can I find out out what is compatible. Or will any hard drive or ssdfrom any laptop work? Thanks
 

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Just a week ago my thinkpad T430 had refused to start after I had swapped out a battery.Just on battery power the laptop is completely powerless, holding the power does nothing, there is no indication of power as far as i can tell, nothing. When plugging in, the only sign of light is the battery indicator, there isn't anything else. Holding to the power does nothing.The battery LED pulses 2 short 1 long 1 short, stops and repeats. What can I do to fix this? Do I need a new FRU (motherboard), can I replace the motherboard for one with dedicated graphics without compatability issues?Can soldering fix the issue?  

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I got a ThinkPad T430 yesterday and have been enjoying setting everything up, installing all of my software, and tweaking every last setting to my personal preference. I've got almost everything set up the way I like it, but there's one big problem left. I cannot for the life of me find the option to enable right-click or middle-click using the touchpad. In my experience, when using standard laptop touchpads, you're generally able to right-click and middle-click using a two finger tap or three finger tap. Neither of these options work on my laptop. I have downloaded the Lenovo System Update software, which in turn updated all of my drivers. This includes my touchpad driver, so everything seems to be in order in that regard. However, I've gone through every option in the touchpad settings and can't seem to find what I'm looking for. I've included a screenshot of the touchpad settings, so if any of you can point me towards which option I'll need to explore in order to enable right-click and middle-click taps, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

























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I have an old T430 inherited from from an old work place. The current state of the machine is that have re-formatted the hard drive to a blank state This laptop had some kind of encryption on it and i thought that reformatting it would remove it. I have  put the blank hdd back into the laptop, and tried to boot it up and i get the following message Endpoint Encryption ErrorError 0xe002001bNo boot disk was Foundwith an ok button which when tou press it it reboots and repeats over an over again I can get into the Bios with F12 but cant see any thing that i can do to get the laptop running. As i cant get into the laptop. is there anyway i can flash the bios to remove the encryption? Many Thannks 

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