Over 1 million tech questions and answers.

SSD Cleaning in ThinkPad

Q: SSD Cleaning in ThinkPad

HI I would just like to ask in terms of cleaning SSD type of storage , Lenovo suggest this tool http://support.lenovo.com/ph/en/downloads/ds019026 / Drive cleaning tool . my only question is in terms of SSD does it deletes all data on it ?? I have confidential files and documents in that SSD and I want it clean it up safely so next user can recover those files? anyone has the answer in my question.

RELEVANCY SCORE 200
Preferred Solution: SSD Cleaning in ThinkPad

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: SSD Cleaning in ThinkPad

Hi Henry,Warm Greetings & welcome to Lenovo Community, happy to have you here.As I understand that you have query regarding Drive Erase Utility

ULHenry wrote:
HI I would just like to ask in terms of cleaning SSD type of storage , Lenovo suggest this tool http://support.lenovo.com/ph/en/downloads/ds019026 / Drive cleaning tool . my only question is in terms of SSD does it deletes all data on it ?? I have confidential files and documents in that SSD and I want it clean it up safely so next user can recover those files? anyone has the answer in my question.

Yes, it will delete all your data if SSD used in your system is FDE drive , as this software uses the mechanism to reset the Cryptographic Key used for encrypting the data.

What is FDE cryptographic erase?
"Each FDE drive has a unique encryption key, through which the data is processed real time as it is saved to the media. Each FDE drive saves different bit patterns to the media given the same original data, while non-FDE drives save the same bit patterns to the media. The cryptographic key is also used to decrypt the data. If the encryption key is changed in any way, all data on the drive becomes useless bits. The only way to read the data again would be to restore the originating encryption key."

ULHenry wrote:
I have confidential files and documents in that SSD and I want it clean it up safely so next user can recover those files? anyone has the answer in my question?

So its pretty safe to use this software for cleaning your system SSD.

I hope the above information helped you & update us how it goes.
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!

Regards,Prabhansh_______________________________________________Tap that Kudos button if I helped.If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 52.4

It takes my computer a long time to start. I've scanned it with adaware and antivirus and now i need someone to check my log to see if it's ok.

====================================================================
Log was analyzed using KRC HijackThis Analyzer - Updated on 9/28/05
Get updates at http://www.greyknight17.com/download.htm#programs

***Security Programs Detected***

C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe /STARTUP
O23 - Service: AVG7 Alert Manager Server (Avg7Alrt) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Update Service (Avg7UpdSvc) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
O23 - Service: SymWMI Service (SymWSC) - Symantec Corporation - c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 17:12:42, on 15.11.2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\DeskSite\binex\DeskSiteCMA.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_04\bin\jusched.exe
C:\program files\tvs\tvs_b.exe
C:\Program Files\DeskSite\binex\DeskSiteAlert.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Sta... Read more

A:Cleaning my thinkpad

Please print out or copy this page to Notepad. Make sure to work through the fixes in the exact order it is mentioned below. If there's anything that you don't understand, ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes. You should 'not' have any open browsers when you are following the procedures below.

Before attacking an adware/spyware problem with hijackthis make sure you have already run the following tools. Download and update the databases on each program before running. Ad-Aware? SE Personal Edition
*Note* For Ad-AwareSE also install the VX2 Addon Cleaner To run this tool once Adaware is updated click on Add-ons in the lefthand column. Select VX2 Cleaner V2.0 and click Run Tool. Click "OK" , then, if something is found, click "Clean" as in the directions given. Click "Close", and exit Ad-Aware.
Spybot Search & Destroy
CWShredder

Download Ewido Security SuiteInstall Ewido Security Suite
When installing, under "Additional Options" uncheck..Install background guard
Install scan via context menu

Double-click the icon on Desktop to launch Ewido
You will need to update Ewido to the latest definition files.On the left hand side of the main screen click update.
Then click on Start Update.
The update will start and a progress bar will show the updates being installed.
If you are having problems with the updater, you can use this link to manually update Ewido
When you have finished updating, EXIT Ewido.

... Read more

Read other 6 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 52

I was told that the display on a laptop is very fragil, and that you should never, NEVER touch it with anything. What is a safe way of cleaning the TFT display? I work in a pretty dusty environment and the TFT is developing a "crust" which I want to remove before it gets any worse. Any ideas out there?
 

A:IBM Thinkpad T22. Cleaning TFT display?

Read other 6 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 51.2

Hi everyone, I'm new to the forum and this is my first post here, I hope anyone can help me. I recently bought refurbised Lenovo ThinkPad X1 model 1294-A2Y and everything worked fine until I opened it. The reason for opening was looking for battery info, since the battery I got with the laptop was bad and I wanted to replace it. Here's what I did, i opened all as instructed, unscrewd all the parts, take the keyboard off but i didn't touch the processor cooling system. Than I put it all back together. When I pushed the power on button nothing happened, the laptop won't turn on. Than i tare it apart again, plug the battery and the power cord off and pressed the power on button for 20 seconds. After pluging the battery and the power cord laptop started fine, but the problem is that it works only for a few minutes and than turns off all of a sudden. And than it won't start again, and I need to tare all apart in order to turn it off again. Did anyone had a similar situation? Can anyone help me with this? Thank you in advance

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 40.4

Source
I totally agree with the below text in bold...




The more effective solution: clean, backup and then ?nuke and pave?

Lego patching up a brick wall (image: pixabay.com)To make this very clear, as there are still loads of misconceptions about it all over the internet:

A once-infected computer can?t be trusted anymore.

Afer cleaning and making backups of your data, you always have to wipe and reload your entire operating system from scratch. We fully understand that many IT people will moan about that idea and argue, ?but it takes sooo long to do that, and who?s going to pay for it?? or maybe, ?there is necessary old software on that PC that can?t be found/installed anymore?. But honestly, if you really want to clean a system well, it always takes a long time. Furthermore, if the software is truly so old that you can?t find it anymore, isn?t it probably time to replace it with something more modern anyway?Click to expand...


----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------




Another strange pop-up or unexpected crash, and it?s time to take your computer back to the shop, right?

But what if you could avoid losing precious data and time spent with your computer? What if this whole cleaning step could be eliminated entirely?

This is why protection is a pivotal topic in the antivirus industry. Cleaning and protecting seem like two methods that aim for the ... Read more

A:Cleaning vs. Protection – Why you shouldn’t rely on malware cleaning

As with most things in life prevention is better than the cure.
 

Read other 32 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 40.4

Hi,

My girlfriend has cut me off until I get her desktop computer up and going again! Since it went down, she won't go down. For the sake of men everywhere, could someone please assist me in cleaning this thing up?

Thanks in advance!

She is running XP Home with SP2 and the HJT log is listed below:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:21:58 AM, on 9/29/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device

Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Digital Media Reader\shwicone... Read more

A:Really late spring cleaning or early fall cleaning?

The Hijack This log is hard to read.
Please rescan with Hijack This.
When the log opens in Notepad, go to Format and select Wordwrap.
Then copy and paste the log here.
 

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 40.4

Hello,

Could someone please help me clean up what has become a very slow computer? I must have too many programmes automatically starting up and running because it now takes an age to boot up and when it finally does windows take an age to load and the internet seems to run very slowly. I don't think it is a memory issue because I have over 50GB of free space. Another issue is that Internet explorer often crashes and closes all open windows with an error message.

I am posting a Hijackthis log so you can see what's running. I only really use the internet, itunes and manage photos etc. so I think there is a lot of superfluous activity which I'd love to get rid of...

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 18:44:29, on 11/02/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\iS3\Anti-Spyware\SZServer.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVMVFM\LVPrcSrv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program F... Read more

A:Help with cleaning slow computer and cleaning out unwanted programmes

Have I posted this in the correct forum? Can anyone offer any help?
 

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 36

Hi, Everyone. Got me a nice little x270 to replace my old x201.  Happy enough with the machine, but getting it connected to my accessories (monitor, keyb, mouse, ethernet) is a bit of a chore. This machine appears to have a "proper" dock port on the bottom.  Is there a compatible ultradock available for the model 20HN x270?  By proper - I mean, Not USB.  A nice dock I can simply drop the machine into when I'm at the home office.. Thanks!

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 36

I have read a lot and tried updating the firmware - nothing works.When I put the laptop in the docking station - it does not recognize the monitar and also says AC power is not connected when it is. Help appreciated!

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 35.6

Installed Vista SP2 update and now get this startup error:

Found this thread but reinstalling hotkey drivers didn't work.

Know of a fix? Thanks.
 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 35.6

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,

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 35.6

Hello, We have a problem with 2 laptops (ThinkPad X270) that "freeze" on the LENOVO logo when using Lenovo Ultra Dock with monitor Dell UZ2715H.Display Dell is plugged by Display port ports and one USB 3.0 (9 pin - used for display integrated webcam) connected to ThinkPad dock.When notebook turned ON with connected USB 3.0, computer freeze on LENOVO logo (To interrupt normal startup, press Enter) and work only when USB 3.0 disconected, or turned OFF and again Turned ON. Firmware on Dock is 2.33.000 Any suggestion? 

A:Lenovo ThinkPad Ultra (Pro) Dock + ThinkPad X270 (20K6) + Dell UZ2715H

I am just going to guess that computer is trying to boot via USB, so you might try changing the boot order in the BIOS so that Windows Boot Manager or the HD is first.  

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 35.6

Wifi disabled and can't open to search on ThinkPad T470s after pulgging in ThinkPad Ultra Dock ThinkPad T470s 20HG

ThinkPad Ultra Dock - 90W USAfter unplugging from ultra dock, wifi will be connected... Does this dock support wifi?

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 35.6

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...

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 35.6

Hello Is Thinkpad x230 tablet compatible with "Thinkpad W700 Mini dock 2.0"?  Regards

A:Is Thinkpad x230 tablet compatible with "Thinkpad W700 Mini dock 2.0"?

Hi Bidabad,Warm Greetings & welcome to Lenovo Community, happy to have you here.As I understand that you have query regarding using W700 Mini dock 2.0 with your Thinkpad x230T
IMO it is not compatible with this model.
 
I hope the above information helped you.
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 
Regards,Prabhansh_______________________________________________Tap that Kudos button if I helped.If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 35.6

Apologies if this is reprising and earlier question on this topic. I have recently acquired an old-ish second-hand ThinkPad X230 [2325SWK build with a G2ET91WW (2.51) BIOS], accompanied by a ThinkPad UltraBase Series 3 docking station [P/N 0B67692] which has an empty 2" bay.I need advice on the following issues:1    The X230 currently has an SSD installed [Samsung 128GB MZ7TD128HAFV-000L1] which will not be large enough for the programs and program data that I have planned to install.  I would like to upgrade to a 1 1TB SSD, and I propose to clone the contents of the existing 128 GB drive to a 1 TB Samsung 850 Evo [MZ-75E1T0B].  Are there any SATA or other firmware issues that I should be aware of before acquiring the 1 TB drive, arranging for its cloning and for the replacement of the current 128 GB drive?2    I would like to populate the empty 2" bay on the UltraBase Series 3 docking station with an HDD, and the model I have in mind is a 2 TB Seagate BarraCuda Hard Drive [ST2000LM015].  Again, I'd like to know if there are any hardware, firmware or other issues before acquisition and installation.I'd be grateful for any help on either of these two issues in an Australian context.

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 35.6

Hallo! Verkacktes Windows 10 Creators Update, seit der Installation des Creators Updates auf meiner Thinkpad P70 Workstation hakt, ruckelt und hat meine Thinkpad Bluetooth Laser Mouse Aussetzer. Smtliche neuen Treiber von Lenovo und auch Treiber die Windows Update gezogen hat, bzw. Treiber direkt von der Intel Homepage fr das Intel 8260 Bluetooth bringen keine Lsung. Ein Auswechseln der Batterien hilft auch nichts. Also vermute ich, dass einfach eine frhere Treiberversion des Bluetooths fr das Thinkpad P70 die Probleme des Ruckeln am Thinkpad P70 lsen. Wo bekomme ich die Lenovo Treiber fr das Bluetooth am P70 fr Win 10 64 bit her?Auf der Lenovo Treiberseite sind nur mehr die aktuellen verfgbar. Bitte um Hilfe.

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 35.6

Hello, I am looking for a laptop which can be securely attached/locked (so that I can let it during the night in the office). Could you please tell me if the following laptops have a security slot (Kensington or similar) to attach it somewhere?THINKPAD X1 CARBON (5TH GEN)THINKPAD X1 YOGA (2ND GEN) I do not find it described in the specifications, but from the available pictures, it seems that they have some kind of security slot. Thanks!

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 35.6

I contacted Lenovol support and they send me a replacement unit. The the replacement unit has the same problem. Thinkpad Thunderbolt 3 docking station does not charge Thinkpad P51 battery.  I need to plug in the power adapter for both docking station and notebook.  Does anybody have similiar problem? 

A:Thinkpad Thunderbolt 3 docking station does not charge Thinkpad P51 battery.

Everbody's p51 would be the same.  The thunderbolt port won't work as a charging port.  The thunderbolt specs specify 100w max.  That's not enough.  Your thunderbolt port is not for charging.  To charge via the dock, you need a workstation dock, not a thunderbolt dock.  A thinderbolt dock can charge things like an x1 carbon (5th gen) or x1 yoga (2nd gen)

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 35.6

Does the Thinkpad P51s support the Thinkpad Thunderbolt 3 Dock? I have the Thinkpad P51s with stock Windows 10 Pro and updated to latest drivers and Windows version and installed the latest Thinkpad Thunderbolt 3 Dock drivers. Attaching the Thunderbolt 3 Dock to the P51s as described in documentation, it charges the notebook, however, noting attached to the dock is recognized. I've tested with attaching USB flash drives, headphones, Ethernet, HDMI, and DP, but nothing is recognized nor are any warnings/errors displayed in Windows. While the Thinkpad Thunderbolt 3 Dock is listed as being compatible with the P51s and T570, the notebook order page does not list the Thunderbolt 3 Dock in any of the accessories lists. Lenovo Sales also confirmed that the Thunderbolt 3 Dock is fully compatible with the P51s.  However, I needed to purchase the Thunderbolt 3 Dock separately from the notebook order. What's going on? Has anybody successfully used the P51s or the T570 with the Thinkpad Thunderbolt 3 Dock? Or is this something I need to wait for full support via a future BIOS/driver update? Or perhaps my Thunderbolt 3 Dock is defective? Thanks,Boris 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 35.6

I bought a used IBM Thinkpad T20 Thinkpad Type 2647-92U from eBay for use this semester on campus. It is in great shape and has a recent edition of Windows XP but an older version of MS Office which does not boot properly.

This computer was a part of a network and keeps trying to connect to it each time Windows loads. It came with a LinkSys Wireless-G Notebook Adapter 2.4 GHz 802.11g card.

The CD is an official copy; clean and has no scratches or nicks. The DVD/CD-ROM will boot other CD's such as music CD's and DVD films and data discs with MS Word files etc on them.

Any help would be appreciated!

Yours,

Kyklopes
 

A:IBM Thinkpad T20 Thinkpad Type 2647-92U Won't Boot my MS Office 2005 CD

That T-20 is pretty long in the tooth. I suspect your optical drive either needs cleaning, or is worn beyond repair.
Did you try the CD in another drive as a double check?
 

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 35.2

The Thinkpad sticker with the red light above the 'i' doesn't turn on unless the screen turns to tablet mode. Is there any way for the light to stay on all the times? The one near the keyboard does work, the issue is with the light on the outside lid. 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 35.2

T430 fails to read hard drive or hangs up on startup when the battery is installed.  Typically will start on AC without the battery installed, but still hangs up intermittently  Was working fine until after multiple rapid power outages during a storm. Any ideas? OS is Windows 10 Thanks in advance!

A:ThinkPad hangs on boot - stuck at Thinkpad screen

You might have damaged the power circuitry on the motherboard.  If that is the case, the only solution is to replace the board.  There is an array of power transistors that handles the switching back and forth between AC and battery.

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 34.4

I am considering to add a dock station to my Thinkpad P50.I have seen that Lenovo is starting to sell a new shiny ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Dock (40AC0135UK).It doesn't seem to be available in the Uk Lenovo Shop but I have a found a distributor who's selling the product.Is the ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Dock compatible with Thinkpad P50 ? Thanks

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 34.4

I recently purchased a T460 with an Ultradock 90w and when the notebook is docked it only shows battery 1 (internal) as charging. Battery 2 is not being used but it is not charging either and it is very very slowly discharging (about 3% over the last few days). If I plug the Thinkpad into its normal power supply outside of the dock both batteries charge (one at a time). Is this normal behavior or is there something wrong with my dock?

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 34.4

Hi guys, I found this forum very helpful   and I hope someone has a solution for my issue also. I have read everything about that kind of problems and what I found is that one of my usb ports isn't working. I've checked, none of the pins are touching. I disassembled the laptop to see if there is something suspicious at the back of the USB, unfortunately everything looks ok. Is there anything else that I have to do with this USB or probably I have an issue with the motherboard? Thanks in advance Kind Regards.Simeon  

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 34.4

Hi..I ordered a new ThinkPad USB-C Dock. I have a lenovo thinkpad x1 carbon 1st generation and didnt realize that the interface cable between the dock and the laptop is USB-C. Is there a way( converter?) i can use the USB-C dock with my X1 carbon first generation? The X1 carbon has a slimport power adapter where as the cable from the dock to the laptop is USB-C. Appreciate your help. Thanks!  

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 34.4

We recently upgraded 5 users from X1C5thgens to 6thgens but the  ThinkPad USB-C Dock Model 40A9 keeps disconnecting the mice and keyboards intermintebtly  and sometimes there is a clicking sound coming from in the docks themselves. The only way to resolve the issue is to power cycle the dock  an the issue goes away until it happens again. I called Lenovo but they dont have any information me so i was wondering if anyone is experiencing these issues with the docks and the 6thgens  Thank you

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 34.4

G'day, I feel like a bit of an idiot. My work has supplied me a P50 laptop and it came with a stylus pen. I figured I must have been given a touchscreen version of the P50... but now I'm not so sure. S/N: 20EQS4RV00https://store.emprgroup.com.au/lenovo-877529-notebook-tp-p50-16g-512-w10p-20eqs4rv00-20eq-s4rv00.asp... Screen Part Number: 00NY503Walter FRU LCD ASM 15.6 FHD BOE with Mutto The monitor shows as a "MONITOR\LEN40BA" type in Windows Device Manager (i.e. Properties --> Details --> Property (Hardware IDs)). The screen doesn't respond to finger touches or stylus touches. Changed batteries in the pen for brand new ones. Not too sure if a specific driver is needed. I'm guessing I've been led astray here but wanted a second opinion... Thanks      

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 34.4

I am looking for a laptop that is compatible with a digitizer pen for drawing on the screen. Does the 10 point touch version of Thinkpad P51  and Thinkpad X1 Yoga come wiht digitizer pens?

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 33.2

I have recently bought a Thinkpad Yoga 460 with Thinkpad Pen Pro. I leave it in the laptop slot for charging for more than a day and it gives me only a few minutes of usage. As per the user guide, it should be 80% charge in 15 seconds and 100% after 5 minutes. But it runs out of charge very soon. It shows me the low battery level indicator as soon as I use it on the screen. First day of usage (appox 4 days ago) it gave me about 30 - 45 minutes of continuous. But after that not more than 5 minutes. Please let me know if this is an issue with the Pen or Laptop charging port. Is there any way I can troubleshoot it?Please also let me know the average usage time for the pen, if you are continuously using it.










Solved!
Go to Solution.

A:Thinkpad yoga 460 - Thinkpad Pen Pro not charging ...

Hi
Welcome to the forums.
 
I do not have that kind of pen, but I think is the one that has some "bronce contacts" at the top of the pen. I had read some other post about it, just in case check that "contacts" to make sure they are touching with the charger when you put the pen into it's holder. Sometimes the contacts may move.
 
Regards

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 32.8

Been going back and forth and can't seem to find a screen that can replace my Thinkpad x1 carbon 3460 1f4 screen. Have found one for the 3448. Don't know if they use the same screen and pins?  See photo for description of the replacement screen I'm looking at.  













Solved!

Go to Solution.

A:Can the Thinkpad x1 carbon 3448 laptop screen replace a Thinkpad x1 carbon 3460 1f4

The 3448 and 3460 machines use the same panels, hinges, lid, cables, etc.

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 30.8

I'm DESPERATE !

I've called IBM and Microsoft and whatever they've suggested up to this
point has been fruitless !

After installing Windows XP SP2 on my IBM R-31 Thinkpad, I cant get Windows XP to start. This is my ONLY computer at home. I'm emailing
this plea for HELP from work PC.

When I turn on my laptop, I get the IBM Thinkpad page which immediately goes to the F11 Screen (IBM Product Recovery Program). When I choose first option = Rapid Restore to last backup date, then type in restore and enter when prompted, I get the following message:

Found IBM Service Partition

IMAGE.EXE /SR C:\XIMAGE0.DAT /Z

ERROR CODE 1011

When I look under IBM for

SYSTEM DETAILS for my laptop (for model # 2656 and serial #), this
is what I get:

Machine type/model: Unkn-own

Serial number: Unknown

BIOS version: 'EG_SMBIOS_INFORMATION'(1): Not Found

Operating system: Windows 2000 Professional

Operating system version: 5.00

Total memory: Unknown
----------------------------------------------------------
Any suggestions would be most appreciated !
 

A:SP2 on IBM R-31 Thinkpad = Dead Thinkpad now !

Read other 6 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 30.8

I recently purchased the thinkpad pen pro. What driver do I need to make the pen work? When I talk to tech support, they only tell me I need to download the driver, but can't tell me which one. I have windows 10 if that helps.

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 30.8

Hi All, I'm considering buying a new Lenovo ThinkPad laptop. I can't decide between the ThinkPad P50 or ThinkPad T560. I currently have a T500; had this since 2009. Its worked well apart from three screens replaced under warranty, as they failed. I've checked out other machines (eg Dell XPS, HP Envy etc). I'm still drawn to having another ThinkPad. As Lenovo is shocking when it comes to being able to see a machine to check out before you buy (very poor service in this respect unless you want to buy 200 machines), I haven't been able to look at either the P50 or T560. I've looked at reviews on the internet, but you can't touch the machines. Which is considered the better machine to buy; the P50 or the T560? I travel a lot on business overseas, so the quality of build and durability needs to be good. The laptop needs to be reliable (ie no issues with the screen). I want to future proof the laptop with a high spec (16GB, 512 GB SSB/ 1TB?, high spec processor, etc ability to upgrade etc). I want the laptop and keyboard to be good quality; no flex etc. I sometimes present to small groups using my laptop, so screen size should be suitable for this. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Cheers  Jamie

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 30.8

I just bought a Thinkpad Yoga from Best Buy and upon opening, found that the pen pro included does not work. I'm on the most updated version of all the drivers, and the touch screen and multitouch with my hands still work. After taking an multimeter to measure the voltage of the pen, I found that the pen just wasn't charging. I'm a bit hesitant to check the voltage of the charging silo itself but my suspicion is that the pen is dead. Could this be a software problem? Has anyone encountered a similar problem? Should I return to pen and the laptop to bestbuy or just the pen? Or should this issue be brought to Lenovo instead?

A:Thinkpad Yoga 460 (Best Buy) - Thinkpad Pro Pen do...

I don't have a 460, but I do have a 260, which is a smaller, but VERY similar machine.  I had the same problem and I believe it is not the pen.  Before you do anything, you need to unplug the machine and disable the internal battery.  You do that by going into the BIOS and under the config tab, look under power.  There will be an option to disable the battery.  When this is selected, the machine will turn off.  The battery is re-enabled the next time you plug it in.  IF THE BATTERY IS NOT DISCONNECTED, YOU WILL CREATE A SHORT AND BLOW A IRREPLACEABLE FUSE ON THE MOTHERBOARD.  Remove the pen and look inside, where you will see 2 contacts.  My guess is that one or both got pushed back into the housing during manufacturing process.  You can take something fine and sharp like a needle and gently free them so they will pop back out.  Once I popped mine out, the pen charged very quickly and I never had another problem with it.

Read other 4 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 28.4

does any one know any good downloads of applications that'll help me get rid of all this extra crap on my computer as well as defragment my hardrive, check drive c for errors, get rid of unneccesary applications that are taking up ram.
for some reason my built in scandisk doesn't work because it continues to say that information has been written to the hardrive since the time it started, and i haven't touched it, and since scandisk doesn't work, my hard drive defragmenter doesn't work, and more or less my pc is a mess, i would really like to find an application that cleans everything up and gets everything running like new again.

Thanks.
 

A:cleaning up my pc

Which version of Windows are you running?

Also, I do not think a program that can do all that exists, hehe wish it did exist though.
For Scandisk, try running it in Safe Mode.

On startup programs:

Download and run Hijackthis! ( http://www.tomcoyote.org/hjt/ ) and post your log file. From there the readers can analyze which processes are nessecary and which are just taking up precious space.
 

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 28.4

I am attempting to clean my pc by following the new user guide. I got to step number (3), where you are supposed to start, run, cleanmgr.... Guess what?,, I have no "Run". Don't ask me where it went, and no, I am not stupid, I have used this before, It is simply not there. So, therefore I cannot continue in my step process. Shall I just shoot this computer and put it out of its misery, (and Mine!) or can someone help me? Fed up. Thanks .......

A:Cleaning Pc

Start...All Programs...Accessories...System Tools...Disk Cleanup

Or, press the Windows key and the R key at the same time to open the Run dialog.

You can also open Task Manager (Ctrl-Alt-Del), then click on the File menu item and select "New task (Run...)"
Type in "cleanmgr.exe" (without the quotes) and press Enter
It'll be hidden behind the Task Manager window when it opens.

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 28.4

Is there a software or anything for improving quality of an MP3? I asked about videos awhile ago, so I figured I should check on this. My main need is to remove small scratches or blips.

Thanks.
 

A:Cleaning up MP3's?

There is pop removal software, obviously it can't perfectly restore the sound. If you have access to the source, my recommendation is to record in a lossless format like WAV, apply the corrections, then convert to MP3.
 

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 28.4

HI,

I tried to clean my windows XP from spywares. It detected ezula and deleted it. After deleting ezula whenever I shut down my windows a msg appears runtime error ezul\mmod.exe

and then I have to end the program in order to close exula. What should I do? Please let me know how to get rid of this annying msg?
 

A:Cleaning PC

Download SpyBot,update and scan,delete all entries in red.Get it here http://www.security.kolla.de/
Download HiJack This,scan and paste your results here so someone can check them out.Get it here http://www.tomcoyote.org/hjt/
 

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 28.4

Hi, Need help as things are not going well.Ok I have followed the procedures by running all the anti malware, etc as suggested...Nothing of any significance came up.I have a few problems:My system sort of shutsdown...ie the screen appears to be in safe mode but has no icons on the screen...andbasically its dead as I cant do anything but reboot.Another thing I have noticed now that i have problems is that my task manager doesnt work...alt/ctl/delete does not bring up anything.I have posted my Hijackthis log below so could someone please have a look.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 3:14:22 PM, on 24/07/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16473)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exeC:\Program Files\McAfee\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exeC:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\Mcshield.exeC:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\VsTskMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda An... Read more

A:Need Help Cleaning Up My Pc

Hello coco33, I am SifuMike and I will be helping you. Enable the Task Manager - Disable Task Manager (Line 51)http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htmRestore Desktop Icons and Taskbar (Line 195)http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htmHide All or Show All Desktop Icons (Line 172)http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htmRestore the Taskbar to Default Functionality (Line 164)http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htmTaskbar Is Missing When You Log On to Windowshttp://support.microsoft.com/defaul...b;EN-US;Q318027*******************************************I (as well as MicroSoft, McAfee and Symantec) recommend that you DO NOT have more than one antivirus product installed and running on your computer at a time. The reason for this is that if both products have their automatic (Real-Time) protection switched on, then those products which do not encrypt the virus strings within them can cause other anti virus products to cause "false alarms". It can also lead to a clash as both products fight for access to files which are opened again this is the resident/automatic protection. In general terms, the two programs may conflict and cause:1) False Alarms: When the anti virus software tells you that your PC has a virus when it actually doesn't.2) System Performance Problems: Your system may lock up due to both products attempting to access the same file at the same time.Therefore please go to add/remove in the control panel and remove one of these antivirus pr... Read more

Read other 14 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 28.4

is there a program avaliable that will source out all empty, duplicate and pointless folders on a systems c: drive so it can get rid of some pointless clutter?

(Moderator edit: added Topic Description. jgweed)

A:Cleaning

CCleaner - www.ccleaner.com/ [FREE]

Windows Washer - www.webroot.com/En_US/consumer-products-windowwasher.html [TRIAL]

Read other 6 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 28.4

I'm trying to get my PC absolutely spotless of any malware/viruses for certain reasons, and since
one of my favorite anti-virus forums mysteriously disappeared I found this place.. Judging by the sticky, the process here works about the same, so I thought I'd give it a try and see if you guys can help me out.

One other thing.. When requested to export the log generated from malwarebytes, for some reason, the log is blank, even though the scan detected and quarantined like 130+ things.. It just reads this on the text file,

"Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
www.malwarebytes.org"

Here are the other two logs..

dds.txt--------------
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6002.18005 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.55.2
Run by Squishybrick at 18:49:46 on 2014-11-27
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* slot: message_user_info_avatar 2
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* slot: message_user_info_avatar 1
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* slot: message_user_info_avatar 0
.
============== Running Processes ===============
.
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe ... Read more

A:Cleaning up my PC

Attach.txt--------
.
UNLESS SPECIFICALLY INSTRUCTED, DO NOT POST THIS LOG.
IF REQUESTED, ZIP IT UP & ATTACH IT
.
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01)
.
.
Motherboard: ECS | | Nettle3
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) 9150e Quad-Core Processor | Socket AM2 | 900/201mhz
.
==== Disk Partitions =========================
.
C: is FIXED (NTFS) - 453 GiB total, 67.202 GiB free.
D: is FIXED (NTFS) - 13 GiB total, 1.794 GiB free.
E: is CDROM (UDF)
F: is Removable
G: is Removable
H: is Removable
I: is Removable
J: is CDROM ()
K: is CDROM ()
L: is CDROM ()
M: is CDROM ()
.
==== Disabled Device Manager Items =============
.
Class GUID:
Description:
Device ID: USB\VID_1210&PID_0009&MI_04\6&2E0A2356&0&0004
Manufacturer:
Name:
PNP Device ID: USB\VID_1210&PID_0009&MI_04\6&2E0A2356&0&0004
Service:
.
Class GUID: slot: message_user_info_text 2
Description: USB Wireless 802.11 b/g Adaptor
Device ID: USB\VID_15A9&PID_0004\5&4010446&0&7
Manufacturer: Lite-On
Name: USB Wireless 802.11 b/g Adaptor
PNP Device ID: USB\VID_15A9&PID_0004\5&4010446&0&7
Service: netr7364
.
Class GUID: slot: message_user_info_text 1
Description: Hamachi Network Interface
Device ID: ROOT\NET\0000
Manufacturer: LogMeIn, Inc.
Name: Hamachi Network Interface
PNP Device ID: ROOT\NET\0000
Service: hamachi
.
Class GUID: slot: message_user_info_text 0
Description:
Device ID: ROOT\NET\0001
Manufacturer:
Name:
PNP Device ID: ROOT\NET\0001
Service:
.
==== System Restore Po... Read more

Read other 24 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 28.4

I've been a dedicated ThinkPad user since 1998, but I've never quite figured out the best way to clean the material on the lids...WITHOUT streaks.  Anybody know the best way.  I've got a T410S here with fingerprints, smudges and all kinds of wear and tear just dying for a bath. Thanks.

A:Cleaning the lid

dilute some mild dishwashing detergent in some water, then dip a lint free cloth in that soap water and gently wipe the surface in a circular fashion across the lid. Alternatively use some LCD cleaning fluid or some face washing toner.

Read other 6 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 28.4

Does anyone know of a do-it-all cleaner? Right now I am using UWClean, Window Washer, Registry Repair Pro, and Spy Sweeper. Is there any program that does all that they do and does it just as well? A single program would save me some hassle. Thank you.
 

A:Cleaning my PC

Read other 14 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 28.4

Hello, when I wish to clean the inside of my PC with a can of compressed air, do i need to shut off the PC completely (unplug PSU , etc) or can I just put it to sleep?
 

A:Cleaning PC

switch off
unplug
as there is always a risk of electric shock
ALSO
make sure you eliminate and chance of static - hold onto something thats earthed and the metal chassis of the PC
 

Read other 3 answers