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Lenovo Thinkpad t430 turns on but the screen is very dim

Q: Lenovo Thinkpad t430 turns on but the screen is very dim

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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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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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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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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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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My Lenovo Thinkpad P52 turns off abruptly two times before starts normally.  In the beginning, I didn't have this problem, but I guess that maybe after some updates (Bios?) this problem came out. Does anybody know what is happening?    













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A:My Lenovo Thinkpad P52 Turns off abruptly two times before start

This is known problem with a known fix.  See the following thread along with the accepted solution: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-P-and-W-Series-Mobile/P52-4K-reboot-three-times-forever-after-...

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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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My laptop Lenovo T430 is not turning on, when I press the power button only the the keyboard lit turns on and then everything is off, only the green light around the power button is on. I've searched and found tried to do the next steps but it didn't work :/ - shut down the computer.- disconnect the electricity- remove the battery- press the start button 20 secondsafter that,- connect the battery and the electricity and turn on the computer. PLease try to help me as this is very urgent for me please.Many Thanks for any kind assistance

A:Lenovo T430 Screen Won't Turn On and not booting u...

Hi,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to hear that your Lenovo ThinkPad T430 is not powering on.
Check if it's something to do with your AC adapter or battery. Insufficient power might cause some of those issues as well. Take the battery out and try to power on your laptop with the charger only. Make sure your laptop power jack and charger plug tip are securely connected. Try starting the laptop using good known AC adapter and battery.
 
Try connecting the device to an external monitor and check if it displays properly.
 
Please do let me know the happenings!
 
Best regards,
Mithun.



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First time posting, and not very educated when it comes to computers so bear with me. My screen cracked today on my T430. It still had image on the screen but very distorted. I have a working backup T430. I pulled the screen out of the back up and put in my main comp. My main will boot up (you can even hear the windows jingle but the screen had no power. I then tested both the good screen and cracked screen on the backup T430 and both lit up fine. But neither screen will work on the main T430. i then switched the cable that goes from the motherboard to screen but still same situation, works fine on the back up but not main. I hooked it up to my TV through the HDMI cable and I get the display/homescreen on the TV, and I can use the laptop like that. One thing I did notice is that when I boot the laptop up or shut it down there is a very very very slight change in the screen darkeness. I only notice this because the sun was behind me and shining on the screen. When I noticed this it had the craked screen installed. I tried to adjust the screen brightness with the laptop running but it didnt change anything Do you guys/gurls have any input or solutions? Thanks in advanced

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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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I posted a similar question earlier and people referred me to the Yoga (much appreciated).  However, I was interested in the 2.6 lb carbon version with touch screen capabilities.  Asus has a Spin 7 model that is very good at 2.65lb, but I miss the red mouse toggle in the middle of the keyboard and Asus's track pad was designed too large....causing unintended tapping.  The Yoga, while nice, is heavier than I was looking for.  The 14 inch screen is about 3.3lb? the 12 inch at 3? I thought that some of the earlier Thinkpad Carbons had touch screen and was hoping they would make a return soon.  Thanks,

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Hi,I own a Lenovo T430 Thinkpad Laptop. Recently I observed that the Sleep Lights turning orange when the battery is low. When I carefully observed, both the sleep light and the battery status lights are working opposite. The sleep lights shows all the battery status indicators and the battery light shows all the sleep mode status. Anaybody , Let me know how can this be resolved! Thanks in Advance!

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Hi, I'm new here. I have a x230 Thinkpad whose keyboard is no longer working completely (some letters, arrow keys, and the space bar) after liquid was spilt on it. Now, we purchased an external keyboard and initially, it had worked well. Some time later tho, the built-in mousepad started to lag (sharing the same fate with the above dysfunctioning keys), so we bought a wireless mouse, too. When these two are used together, the external keyboard fails to work. Then, when only the external keyboard is plugged in (bec the mousepad works), as I press any letter/key, the monitor turns black and the laptop goes into sleep mode in no time. When I press the power button to unhibernate, the screen goes back to normal, until I press any key again on the external keyboard that it goes black and sleeps again. It's soo frustrating esp. when I need to type in MS Word. I tried to search for any troubleshooting for this but can't find any in any thread. The only thing that helps now is the on-screen keyboard, yet it's time consuming and distressing esp. when I need to meet a deadline. I hope someone can help me with this. Thank you in advance. Jane

A:Thinkpad x230 screen turns black then sleeps when external keyboard is plugged in

Hi, Sounds like liquid splitting on laptop's keyboard lead to short circuit that any input signal from physical keyboard, including the external one, wrongly redirect as the power button and make Windows go into hibernation.Try to totally dismantle the laptop keyboard out and test if the external keyboard works. If it works, and your laptop connected with a docking that have power button on it, you can keep working with this setting. If not, you probably need to replace a new laptop internal keyboard.  





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Hello everyone. I plugged the HDMI to the laptop, watched a movie,turned it off and slept afterwards. The problem is when I turned it on, the power seems to work and also the keyboard lights up but the monitor won't. What would be the solution to this problem?

A:Lenovo Y50-70 turns on but has black screen

Hi Super2015 ,
 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
 
About screen blank state (page25) :
If the time set on the ?Turn off monitor? timer in the operating system expires, the LCD backlight turns off. You can also turn off the LCD backlight by pressing Fn + F2. To end screen blank state and resume normal operation, press any key. 
 
Try pressing FN + F2 again , else FN + F3 to opens the interface for selecting display options to change. 
 
If pressing any key would not work , manually shutdown the pc and unplug any connected cables . 
Press the Novo button (item 14 page 82) to power on the machine. Check to see any display on the laptop screen.
 
Update us how it goes.
 
Regards

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Problem:Z50-70  turns on but has black screen for sometimes 15 minutes, LEDs and fan are on but no screen,sometimes beep when power was new connected   What has been studied / tried?I could fix the problem with:- Update Win 8.1 to Win 10 Home (still possible with Media Creation Tool)(problem was still there...)- BIOS Update  from offical Lenovo Download https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/lenovo-z-series-laptops/lenovo-z50-...(with Automatic Driver Update) Error Cause / conclusion:Corrupt BIOS After update the Laptops boots again in less than 30 seconds :-)

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I have a lenovo g50-80.I've been using it for the past 2 years and had face no problems.Recently the screen started to behave in an erratic manner and suddenly laptop turns off.The same happens in while Windows,Ubuntu and even in the Novo button screen.When connecting to RGB Monitor the laptop again turns off.What could be the issue.This is the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZXeKI1dCsE to video of flickerThanks in advance  

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i have a Lenovo 510 (YOGA 51014AST), its just over a year old so out of warranty. My screen flickers then turns off for no apparent reason. However when my laptop is plugged in it dose not happen. i have done numerous scans but they don't show anything and all my drivers are up to date? I've also done a static discharge and a factory restore. is there something i am missing?? thanks in advance 

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I have a Lenovo Z585 and it seems to be stuck in the early stage of boot up. When powered up the Cap sensor buttons flash every second and the caps lock indicator flashes every other second. The problems seemed to occur after windows 8.1 automatic update. I have tried battery and power lead out, pressing power power on for 30 sec but it did not work. Any advice would be most appreciated.
 

A:Lenovo Z585 turns on but black screen

I tried looking in the maintenance manual, but there are no mentions of what your blinking lights mean. I think you need to take it in for service.
 

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Hi there,  My Lenovo Yoga 710 IKB 15'' Laptop has had many problems. The fan was making noise and I started a topic here that was ridiculously marked solved when it wasn't, and now I have this new problem. For some reason, my screen has been blinking white (see attached pictures). Sometimes the white screen is blinking, sometimes it stays for a few seconds and other times it's not there at all but is clearly still an issue. I have already updated both the Intel and NVIDIA display drivers and when I run a scan I'm told there are no updates available. When I run a game or anything that requires the computer to switch to using the NVIDIA card, there is also a buzzing sound coming from the side of the computer, although this is not present when the Intel card is being used (the white screen appears no matter what I'm doing or which graphics card is being used).  I like this laptop but these are really too many problems. I bought this as a replacement for another laptop as I'm a student who really urgently needs to use a computer. Is lenovo going to fix this??


























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A:Lenovo Yoga 710 Screen turns white

I didn't see or respond to your first thread, but the temperatures (42C idle and 65C gaming) see normal.  85C or 90C is a high temperature under load but not temperatures in the 60's.  (Most CPUs, desktop or laptop, have thermal shutdown when a CPU hits about 105C.)  The thread said to contact support and gave you a support document to reference for fan noise.  Your fans would be running when your temperatures are in the 60's, but not at high speed.  Did you do that?  I didn't mark it solved, but if I read the questions and the response, I would have thought the issue was solved, although someone should have said that 65 was OK.  If you had posted back and support couldn't find the support document, that would have meant that it wasn't solved.
 
Regarding the white screen,  you are going to need to contact support for warranty repair.

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I have a lenovo laptop,Z580 Today out of nowhere the whole screen turned white. I shut down the laptop but when i tried to reboot,The screen was still white.Something told me to just remove the battery and see if that would at least get it to boot and here i am,However,the battery is currently out. What could be the problem?Will it happen again? I only have a month left until work starts again,Can't have it breaking </3

A:Lenovo Laptop Screen Turns White Upon Boot?

Hmm sounds like you may have a monitor problem mate - can you get into safe mode?? if you can run these
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Disk Check < if necessary include the /f and /r in the command line as per Option2

NB SFC best run for about three runs

if no go then do these
SUPERAntiSpyware | Remove Malware | Remove Spyware - AntiMalware, AntiSpyware, AntiAdware!
Malwarebytes | Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium
AdwCleaner Download
ADW download from bleeping computer delete any rubbish found with the malware scans
(NB If one is running Kaspersky security it may rant about ADW - just ignore it or disable Kaspersky while the ADW is being used)

One last thing try leaving the battery out unplug form the power source and hold down the power button for around 10-20 seconds and then power up again.

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Hi all, this is my first time posting into the forum and I would like to apologise if i have made some mistakes  anywhere so please bear with me.The laptop screen turns black after moments of usage and after a few days of using it the problem slowly disappears on its own.After two weeks, I reset my laptop and the problems came back. The screen turns black and all the  activity going on behind stopped instantly. I searched for solutions anywhere and I can't find one, the only thing i can do is holding the power button on and off again. Setting the display to never sleep and turning on screensavers won't solve the problem either. This problem frustrates me very much. Does anyone else have this kind of problem? If so, anyone has any solution regarding this problem? I would appreciate it greatly if there's any solution

A:Lenovo ideapad 700 screen turns black/ hang after ...

I am having this problem with the Edge 2-1580 when running on battery power.  Screen shuts off after 15 - 45 minutes of use and I need to hard reset by holding power button.  Seems like a lot of people with different models are having this problem, but no solutions.  I've tried updating BIOS, drivers, factory resetting, adjusting power settings, all to no avail.  I tried chatting with live support last night and "Chris" had me download the Lenovo Solution Center program and do a hardware scan but of course the scan came back with no problems.  I can't believe with so many people having this problem that Lenovo hasn't come out with a solution.  Sorry I can't help more, but I hope you find an answer!

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I bought this laptop about a week ago, and for the most part I love it. Unfortunately though, I've been experience an annoying black screen freeze for no apparent reason.  Some days the laptop will work fine for several hours and other days it'll keep turning black and freezing up for no apparenent reason every 15 or so minutes. I did open it up to add an SSD to the available slot and move the operating system to it, but I don't see how this would cause a problem, ive even been through every device in the device manager to check for driver and bios updates too. Does anyone know a solution? What even are my options if it's hardware related? processor: i7 6300hqram: 16GBgraphics: Nvidia gtx 950mos: windows 10 

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I have a 2 year old Lenovo T460s. Last night I let my computer go to screensaver and came back this morning and the computer power light was green and screen is black (but lit). I have tried restarting (Shift F8 Power button). I have tried pushed the rest pin hole and still no luck. I do not have an external battery either. Any tips to help get my computer to work? I have reading the other forums, but the tip requrie me begin able to access my computer or the control panel. Thanks,Carrie

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Hi everybody,After I reinstalled my operating system on my laptop- New licensed Win 10 with all of the updates, I have this problem, that whenever I use my laptop with power only coming from laptop battery, it turns of after I want to charge it, when I plug in the battery charger. This also happens when I plug my USB mouse.  BSOD shows with message "Something went wrong, we are collectin data...etc". I checked my drivers and launched Lenovo diagnostics and everything is fine in report. 

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I don?t have a removable battery, I tried cleaning the plug that?s used for power (without water) and everything I also checked and cleaned the ram and hdd which wasn?t the solution either, the last thing I saw was a blue screen that said IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL then my screen wouldn?t turn on btw the power wire was plugged in during all of this
 

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Hi,i have Lenovo ThinkPad T470 (LENOVO 20HD0002MC) and recently has started a strange problem:While booting at first Lenovo logo shows up (where you can get to BIOS by Enter key) and right after screen goes black. When i power down laptop and boot again (sometime few times) intead of the black screen there is a prompt for Bios password, like it should have and booting continues to OS.Enter key for BIOS doesnt work while it slill get stuck on black screen just right before it loads the BIOS (after trying few times with power -off/on it gets to BIOS and i can boot normally)I have BIOS firmware updated to the latest version, so as well drivers for hardware.Im not aware of any change that could potentionally start this issue, maybe after updating bios to some newer version.Otherwise im using Windows 10 with latest updates, but i dont think this could cause the issue as its way before windows loading.Thanks for the help.

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So I have a Lenovo Y580 Ideapad I bought circa 2013/14. I've kept it pretty updated and all since then. It had Windows 8 last time I was able to use it (a few months now sadly). Before this incident, it had already happened before but it would come back on after a few tries. One time it took a whole week of trying to turn it on and off and finally it just popped up again. But this previous time I accidently let it die (I always had it charging once this issue began because I was afraid it would die and do this) and it hasn't been able to boot. I've researched this issue and I've not been able to find one specific answer. So I decided to come here and have some seasoned techs look at my issue personally. I uploaded some videos on youtube in order for you all to get a look at it and what it does when I poke around at it. Also, Idk if it would be of any relevance, but before it died it had had a long standing issue of the touchpad not working. Occasionally it would twitch or work for a few minutes but it was mostly dead (the touchpad I mean). I was never able to fix it (also I just got lazy and bought a mouse).Here is video #1 so you get a basic idea of **bleep** it's doing: https://youtu.be/FwVumwp7MFAHere is video #2 of me poking around on it and doing the restart power thing (thass tha technical name right?) so you can see what it does and doesn't do:https://youtu.be/FwVumwp7MFAIf there is any more info I can give please let me know. I want to try and fix this myself, and am ... Read more

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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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I have noticed that on my Lenovo Yoga 720?13IKB on the lowest brightness setting the screen shuts off.  Please have an update for the laptop that fixes this.  I do not want the screen completely shutting off on the lowest brightness setting.

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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 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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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,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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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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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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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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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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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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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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