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T480 Fan constantly on and off

Q: T480 Fan constantly on and off

Hello all, Just received my sixth thinkpad in the last 23 years. It arrived yesterday. It is a: T480, I7-8550U, 16GB(8+8), 512 M.2 SSD, iGPU, Win10 Pro The fan is really annoying. It goes on and off constantly. It seems to ramp up to full speed. I have been reading about fan noise with this model all over the internet. Is there a way for it to run constantly at a lower speed than the constant on and off? My previous model was a T430 never had issues with fan noise (it was very quiet too when it ran). Currently running a test: Not using the laptop at all. Opened 1 tab on Chrome and have it sitting on cnn.com. Also, opened one tab on Edge also on cnn.com. Task manager open. Chrome uses less CPU but more memory than Edge. CPU is running between 15% and 20%. Fan turns on every minute or so for about 20 to 30 seconds then goes off. It is loud and annoying going on and off. Why can't it just be a constant lower speed? On and off is ridiculous. If this keeps up this machine is going back. Thanks for any replies and suggestions.

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Hi

I am looking a way to play a sound file, in this instance WAV file constantly after boot up or login

I have disabled windows sound login and added nnnn.WAV in the startup folder.

It plays and loops fine but pops up with the Windows Media Player, in this case.

I want it to continue playing but silent mode without Windows Media Player popping up.

I have seen HTML TAGS to do it, maybe do it that way and exec it from bat or vbs file on startup of

pc/laptop

Thanks in advance
 

A:Play sound file constantly after boot or login constantly

If you cant find a better way, maybe rename the standard login sound as mmm.old and replace it with your wav file, then re-enable standard windows sounds.
 

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Hi there, my dad's laptop, an Acer Aspire 7763z-4809 running Windows 7, has one of the most bizzare problems I have ever seen.
 
He described the problem to me as the screen constantly flipping around and changing orientation all by itself. By pressing the arrow keys you can also flip it manually... sometimes.
 
I turned on the on-screen keyboard to find out that Ctrl and Alt are constantly being held or toggled. Alt and Ctrl can sometimes be temporarily disabled by just pressing those keys, but they will just toggle on (pressed) again, or flicker between being pressed and not pressed. On top of that, whatever is going on seems to really like flipping the screen upsidedown, or just flip it in random directions (but usually upsidedown). I guess it is doing this with the ctrl+alt+arrowkey hotkey combination (which I didn't think was enabled...). And on top of this, it seems to be pressing right click a lot (or some equivalent), because context menus often come up.
 
Bizzare, right? The laptop is extremely hard to navigate, because it has a mind of its own. Between the screen flipping, ctrl and alt being toggled at random, and context menus going haywire, it's a complete mess.
 
It seemed to be lacking a virus program, so I was able to very awkwardly get Microsoft Security Essentials installed (just typing "MSE" into google was hard, let alone installing the software) and I ran a scan. Problem persists.
 
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A:Alt and Ctrl keys constantly toggling, screen constantly flipping

Computer Hope has listed a few ideas on this problem. May be worth a quick look -
Flipped monitor display in Windows
 
Tell us if this helps or not -
 
Regards -

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Another similar question, is it possible to install more RAM into the T480?  It comes with 16GB, but are there sockets available to install another 8GB?
 
Moderator note: post moved, subject edited to match content.  Was:  Re: X1 Carbon 3rd Gen Hard Drive Replacement

A:T480: add RAM?

Per the base spec:  "32GB max / 2400MHz DDR4, dual-channel capable, two DDR4 SO-DIMM sockets"
 
http://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PDF/ThinkPad/ThinkPad%20T480/ThinkPad_T480_Platform_Specificatio...
 
Depending on how your machine shipped, you may have a single 16GB stick and an empty socket, or two occupied sockets.
 
Z.

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I've noticed my fan always stays on regading the temps when my machine is plugged on the 65W charger, temperatures remain between 38 and 57 on light use, but even when idling the fan kicks on as soon as I plug in my charger and turns off a couple seconds after I plug it off. I have tried to fix it by installing the patch mentioned on https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/es/en/solutions/ht506625 and changin the BIOS profile for the plugged status (it's on the same profile now both for AC plugged and unplugged) but the problem perists. Anyone knows how to fix this issue without the need to install 3rd party software or can point me to the windows 10 settings that regukate this behaviour? Thanks in advance.

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If I buy a T480 mostly for office use I think an i5 could do the job or what do you think? I don't have any games at all but many people thinks that it is crazy not to buy an i7. Peter

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Hi everyone, today I upgraded the RAM and the SSD of my T480. I am absolutely not doing this for the first time and I was really careful. I removed the external battery and deactivated the internal battery before starting with the procedure. I used only ESD-safe tools and an ESD-wristband to make sure that the device doens't get damaged by static discharge.After installing the components, my device would no longer turn on. When I connect the charger, the power led flashes 3x but when I press the powervbutton nothing happens. No fan spin, no lights turning on, absolutly nothing.I then tried removing the RAM and the SSD and turning on the machine. But that didn't work as well.After that I tried removing all the power sources (internal and external battery, CMOS-battery), pressing the power button for 60 seconds and leaving the device for 1 hour before reconnecting everything. But it still can't turn it on. Do you guys have any idea what I could try to make my device work again? Thanks in advance. --resonance

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I am going to buy a Think Pad T480 with touch screen but I have a doubt: can I use my Wacom pen (I have a tablet Intuos5) on the T480 display? Or which pen should I use?Thanks for suggestions. 

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My T480 came with a battery that doesn't last long but also seems to have room for an additional battery.  Could someone direct me where to purchase the additional battery?  Lenovo support/chat/etc doesn't seem to want to help me at all, despite email requests, trying to enter chat (on hold for 45 minutes now) etc. Thank you! 

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Dear All,I appreciate your help in advnace. my T480 take more than 35 sec to shut down, but I find it weird compared to my old T540p, or other T480 devices on the show in Lenovo stores. It starts up normall (within <10 secs).FYI, it is equiped with PCIe-NVme 981 512 Gb.Any solution?Bios update did not help , so I rolled back to the 1st version coz the lastest 2 version make the fan kicks annoyably at every start-up!

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Hey! I was wondering any kind of SSDs would work with the T480? Right now I bought it with 500 GB HDD and Intel Optane (16Gb), but in the future, I might consider upgrading to 512 nVME SSD for system. Also, what do you guys know about the battery life upon general internet usage? I bought a battery with 72Wh so in total it would be 96 Wh. Plus, I also own a Varta Power Bank (13mAh) 48,1 Wh. Do you guys believe it could charge the battery by any chance? https://www.varta-consumer.com/en/products/portable-power/overview/details/lcd-power-bank-13000 Please let me know you guys think! Bellow you can see the exact specs. (In general I will not use the dedicated GPU, just the integrated)

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Hi,Recently bought a T480 with the 150MX Nvidia card. The laptop works great during normal operation during work etc but when I get home and want to play some games, nothing is working as it should. What happens is this:When I start the game everything is running good but after a few minutes I can see my CPU start to lower it's power limit (PL1) slowly towards 5W. It will stop at 5W never gaining any wattage back until i restart computer. The PL1 is at 15W when computer is newly booted. I have tried to uninstall the Intel Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework, this results in that the processor is fixed at 15W but after a while the iGPU will go crazy and goes to 100% leaving the CPU at 2W = 0.2Ghz. And I have to restart. So this is not a valid solution. All my power settings are on maximum performance ofc.I have tried almost everything I can think of and been browsing all kind of reddit threads without any long term solution.

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I ordered a T480 with the Geforce MX150 option. Was surprised to see my delivered unit with Intel UHD 620 and simultaneously active with the Geforce GPU. The Intel GPU however is the default display adapter. Intel UHD 620 is active display adapterI've never quite seen this before. Desktop mainboard BIOS would typically disable the onboard GPU if slotted with an actual video card (leaving the OS blind to its presence), and all my previous laptops that I configured with a discrete GPU would have just that alone. Am I supposed to disable the UHD 620 in Device Manager in order to force the Geforce to take over? I don't see anything in the BIOS that can influence this (in fact it seems to suggest the UHD is in charge with its shared memory setting).

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In my T480 I am noticing the bottom of the laptop gets supper buring hot, and the laptop is very quite that is cooling Fan is not running.Upon trying restart the laptop, it shows 'Fan Error' in black screen and the laptop does not start.Have to hit the Power button again to start the laptop. I am affraid if not vigilent (when fan is not working) and the laptop will get very hot and damage the hardware. Started in April, (got this laptop in end of Jan 2019) and it is happending twice a week. Anyone else experincing this Fan Error issue on T480? I just check for System Updated following are being updated now:

A:T480 Fan Error

Take the laptop into your local ASP or call support for depot service, your thermal fan and fan cable connection should be diagnosed.  

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We have an associate who uses a T480, he has dual screens and we have an HDMI and USB C to Hdmi for his displays. Most of the time they are running fine, sometimes though the USB C one goes black, and he has to unplug and replug it back in. Then it wakes up, we have replaced his USB C adapter and cable to the monitor and it hasn't helped. Is there possibly some settings that turns off the USB C port after a time period? It's hard to pin point because it happens throughout the day. Any help is appreciated.  Thanks in advanced.

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Hi, everyone. Need your help to determine if a 128GB M.2 2242 PCIe NVMe SSD part number HFM128GDGTNG (Lenovo P/N SSS0L24763) would work as a second drive in the WWAN slot of my 8th gen ThinkPad T480, model 20L5-001GUS. Thanks in advance for any help. Herlock

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hi, worldI have included all the options in the latest BIOS version. but still nothing works. hardware virtualization technology does not work. Windows 10 Pro.Hyper-V disable

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I have an interesting dilemma. I purchase my t480 with an m.2 NVME drive and built-in adapter, but am now looking to put a larger capacity Samsung 860 pro which is, of course, the SATA type - not m.2.... Does Lenovo offer the standard SATA adapter / HDD cage for sale as an accessory? Thanks

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Hi,New T480 user, with a new T480.I have a USB that I want to boot from for a temporary Linux session.I did the following:(1) Placed the USB key into the USB port(2) Restarted laptop(3) selected "Enter" when the red Lenovo logo starts on restart(4) selected the "boot from external device" option on the menu that appears(5) On the next menu that appears, I can see my USB key listed, but when I select it and press enter, nothing happens. It just stays on the same menu.I have tried this several times, restarting from both my admin account, and my windows account (I have these separate for security purposes), but cannot get it to work.Any suggestions?Thanks in advance

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I have a new laptop T480 nothing is on it but Office and Chrome. However I use the internet a lot. Intermittently the laptop will come to a crawl and when I check the Task Manager there are times the CPU night be high but the GPU is pegged out anywhere between 85-99%. I have done all the firmware and BIOS as well as all other updates and calling in the phone support folks don't know what a GPU is and I have been passed back and forth to software to hardware the hardware person got my information asked me to please reboot then format the drive. I believe it is the hardware but after an hour on the phone I still have not received any troubleshooting help. 

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Hello,T480the following model 20L5000Bxx, http://psref.lenovo.com/Detail/ThinkPad/ThinkPad_T480?M=20L5000Bxx has SSD M.2 PCIe NVMe Opal2 storage.Is it possible to add 2.5" SATA drive, and have it together with above mentioned? Thanks

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Hi,This is the first Lenovo Laptop bought by me.I am using the laptop for a few days and the impressions are overalling good, but, I have 2 problems:The first is with the 2 battery system.I tought that the first battery to discharge was the removal battery, but that is not the case. Do I have to change something in BIOS?The second problem is with the UltraDockStation.When I have 1 USB disk connected to the DockStation, I am unable to backup laptop to USB disk, or to transfer big files (10GBs for example) (from the laptop to USB 3.0 disk). It starts normally and then it freezes the transfer.If I connect the USB disk directly to the laptop this problem doesn't occur.All components area updated, with Lenovo Vantage.Anyone has this problems and are there any ways to solve it?Thank you

A:2 Problems with new T480

I can only respond to the 1st question.  See post below.  you cant change in Bios discharge priority.  Discharge priority depends on the wear level of the 2 batteries.
 
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T400-T500-and-newer-T/T470s-battery-discharge-priority/m-p/380...

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I have a W520 now with 8gb ram, and a Quattro 1000 w/2gb graphic memory.My system ram is usually under 5gb usage, and I don't do a lot as far as video goes.Only youtube, and I am hooked up to a 1920x1200 monitor most of the time.For a T480, Is 8gb of ram sufficient, or would 16 make better use of the graphics card?





W-520, i7-2760QM, 8gb, quadro 1000, FHD, 500gb/7200rpm, WIN7PRO

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Hi,I'm planning to buy the T480 Laptop and i want to buy the RAM outside and upgrade. i would like to know how many Slots will be there by default in the T480 Laptop so that i can buy the RAM accordingly. I'm planning to buy with the 4gbDDR4 RAM and upgrade it to 32gb by purchasing 2 16gb Sticks. can i do that. how can i get confirmed that the T480 comes with 2 slots or 1 SLOT for Ram. can you please help what's the best option to get it upgraded to 32gb ram  

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Good morning, Over the past 5-6 months, we have been updating machines to the newer T480, T580, and P52s, with the new style UltraDock (40AH0135US).  As these docks only have display ports, we have been utilizing VGA and DVI adapters to send video out to monitors. Many of the users are experiencing issues where their video, for the laptop and external screens, will blink, or just black out momentarily.  We have been in contact with both Lenovo, and our vendor's support for options.  We have tried* Letting Lenovo replace the docks    * Same issue occurs* Different display to VGA/DVI out adapters    * Same issue occurs* Running a display port cable to the monitor, if available    * Same issue occurs* Tried a different dock (40AJ0135US) that does have a VGA out onboard    * The machine seemed to run well for about a week, then the issue began to occur againWe have been monitoring the logs, and have found a common entry in at least 3 of the machines* In the system logs, we found 2 Informational messages:    * Event ID - 20003 Microsoft-Windows-UserPnP       Driver Management has concluded the process to add Service igfx for Device Instance       ID PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_5917&SUBSYS_225A17AA&REV_07\3&11583659&0&10 with the following status: 0.    * Event ID - 20001 Microsoft-Windows-UserPnP       Driver M... Read more

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T480 doesn?t charge with the USB-C AC charger plugged in. when the AC charger is plugged in, the orange LED illuminates and blinks three times, the plugged in logo pops up momentarily then nothing. The thinkpad was purchased in October this year with everything working flawlessly... I then left the standard 45W charger at an airport. I ordered a replacement and received it 6 weeks ago and has been working fine until today... Do I have a dead AC charger? anyone have similar issues?  

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Currently have set up to charge both my battery until 85% but only 1 have managed to charge to 85% while the other is no where close to 85%. Any ideas why is it doing this? Picture below .. 

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Hello everyone, Been having this weird bsod/restart issue after ugrade from hdd to ssd (MUCH NEEDED UPGRADE), all drivers are upto data, BIOS as well., this is a T480 with NVIDIAMX150. I have observed when the system is usually going to sleep or getting out of sleep this bsod/restart is triggered. The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly. POP_ETW_EVENT_DIRTY_TRANSITION (but POP_ETW_EVENT_DIRTY_SLEEP in 6.0)Event ID:41  Version:0 6.0 only2 6.1 only3 6.2 and higherChannel:8System Level:1win:Critical Task:63DirtyTransition6.1 and higherKeyword:0x80000000`00000002poimple6.0 to 6.30x80002000`00000002poimple ms:Telemetry10.0 and higherEvent Data:BugCheckCode BugcheckParameter late 6.0 onlyBugcheckCode BugcheckParameter1 BugcheckParameter2 BugcheckParameter3 BugcheckParameter4 SleepInProgress PowerButtonTimestamp 6.1 and higherBootAppStatus 6.2 and higher   Any pointers would be highly appreitated. T&RARjun

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I have a Thinkpad 480 on order, which should come with Windows 10 Pro, and a 512 GB NVME/PCIe/Opal 2.0 SSD drive. I'm a little confused by what type of drive encryption this is expected to use. I am under the impression that Windows 10 has something called 'Bitlocker Device Encryption' which is similar to, but different from the 'Windows Pro' version of Bitlocker (which can use both Software and hardware encryption in some cases). I am also under the impression that the old style ATA BIOS password is mutually esclusive with Opal things. Looking at the 480 User guide, it seems to talk about three possibilities:     1) Setting a BIOS Hard-drive password (sounds like old-style ATA drive password)    2)  Activating Bitlocker. Unclear to me if this means software bitlocker,  Hardware bitlocker, or 'Device Encryption'. and    3) "Some models contain the Disk Encryption hard disk drive", and goes on to talk about setting a hard-drive password.         I'm not sure how this differs from 1). Does anyone know what this comes configured as by default? Is it possible to use the 'Pro' Bitlocker with Hardware Encryption? Thanks;

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I have been having issues with my battery on my T480 lately. I will have the laptop running around 50% battery and sometimes try to restart it but when I do, the laptop will not power back up. The Lenovo bios screen will post but when the Windows 10 circle starts spinning the computer fully shuts itself off and loses power and I cannot turn it back on until I plug the charger in, but when Windows loads it says I have battery. Yesterday I was using the laptop and when it went from 50 to 49% battery the laptop fully died and shut off and would not power on again until I plugged in the charger, yet showed 49% battery when Windows loaded again. I have been working out in the cold with my laptop and I am not sure if that is or has affected it some how but I can't keep having these types of issues when I need to be able to use my computer in the field. I know Lenovo used to have a tool to reset and deplete and recharge the battery, does this still exist? I ran the diagnostic tool but it finished instantly saying both batteries were fine with a time on the diagnostic of 0 seconds. Not sure if there is another tool I can be using to try and get this working properly again.

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I have a T480 and I am trying to connect it to a VGA (4x3) projector.  I have both a Lenovo brand USB-c to VGA adapter and a Lenovo brand HDMI to VGA adapter.  I set the resolution at 1024x768 and can't connect to either. I will note that I also have a Lenovo P50 which connects just fine using a Mini-display port to VGA adapter. Does it have something to do with refresh rate?  I tried a bunch of different resolutions to no avail. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Hi guys, I am planning to purchase the T480. I am a Linux user, therefore, I will be installing Ubuntu 18.04. I will use VirtualBox to run a windows system which will be used to do word, excel, visio stuff. This will run through out my work day. Apart from that, I will also be spinning up other ubuntu VMs to run / test software and apps occassionally. The config I have in mind for the T480 is as below:- Intel Core i7-8650U Processor (8MB Cache, up to 4.2GHz)14.0" FHD (1920 x 1080), IPS,Anti-Glare,250nit32GB(16+16) DDR4 2400MHz SODIMMIntegrated Graphics (Intel UHD Graphics 620)1TB Solid State Drive PCIe-NVMe M.2 2280 OPAL 2.0 So I am opting for the integrated graphics as I will not be playing any games or doing any graphics / video editing related stuff. Also so that I can save on battery consumption. However, I also notice that if I opt for the MX150 graphic card instead, there will be 2 heatpipes resulting in better cooling system. So, I would appreaciate some advise on this. Is it ok to go with the intergrated graphics with the work I do? Will the system heat up if running multiple VMs ?Should I invest on the MX150 for better cooling ? And will there be significant usage of battery with this ?Overall, what is the advise. Also, if I should be patient and wait for the T490 assuming it will be launched in Jan / Feb 2019. I've used the x240 before and I did experience massive heat on the bottom of the laptop.  The X1 carbon 6th gen i... Read more

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My T480 came with the standard 512GB NVMe SSD in-a-caddy. I'd need some more storage so am attempting to tweak the laptop, putting in 2 SSD into the 2.5" space. Here's my plan: M.2 2280 NVMe/SATA
-> Proprietary connector (F) on the motherboard
-> Proprietary connector (M) 00UR495
-> SATA-600 (F) 00UR495
-> M.2(NGFF) SATA KEY B+M SSD to SATA Adapter card
-> Crucial MX500 M.2 Type 2280 SSD

M.2 2242 NVMe slot
-> NGFF M.2 PCIe M-Key extension card with 20CM cable
-> Lenovo SSD M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe 512GB OPAL 2.0 SSD M.2 2280 Samsung (FRU 00UP490)I thought of extending the M.2 2242 NVMe slot with an extender card but turns out it doesn't fit. These are the two pieces I'd like to connect by an extender card: Motherboard: Lenovo T480 M.2 B-key (NVMe only x4 slot, x2 physically wired)https://imgur.com/rutbx72--> The 6 pins on the bottom (only 5 physically wired) suggest to me that this is a B key M.2 slot.NVMe SSD:Lenovo NVMe SSD M-key (PCIe GEN3 x4 NVMe)https://imgur.com/dI1AyRq The extender card I had attempted early, but that doesn't fit the M.2 2242 NVMe slot:http://eshop.sintech.cn/storage-adapter-ngff-m2-pcie-c-130_137.html Am I correct to conclude that the M.2 2242 NVMe slot is B key? Or is this a more special WWAN slot or alike?

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Are there any plans to add the i58300H to the list of processors in thinkpads T480?The new latitudes have them already~. Thanks in advance,

A:any plans for i5 8300H in t480?

First, I have no inside knowledge and cannot speak for Lenovo. I think they may use that processor somewhere, but not in the T480.  That is a 45w CPU (like other Coffee Lake-H) and the other CPUs in that model are 15w ones.  It doesn't seem reasonable or possible to me.  

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I've been having fun with the new T480, except for a problem with the trackpoint. I don't use the trackpoint for much, but I do use its buttons at the top of the touchpad. I noticed that the buttons were not working, which led me to try and see if the red stick was working. When the buttons stop, the red stick stops too. The trackpoint will just stop working, and I can't see any pattern to what causes it to quit.  I was worried that it was a hardware problem, and it might be, but if I go to the settings and disable, then re-enable the trackpoint, it usually starts working immediately. The computer is only two weeks old, and is under warranty, but being without it while I send it in for service is far more expensive to me than buying new parts and installing them myself. But is there a good strategy for exhausting software problems first? The Lenovo vantage update system seems to think everything is up to date. While I've been composing this post, it has started and stopped working twice.

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I've got a 2 month old T480 that intermittently, but frequently, refuses to shut down. It just spins at the Windows 10 shut down screen. After updating all available Windows and Lenovo updates it still occurs. Recently the battery occasionally stops charging. Removing and replacing the battery seems to resolve until the next time. This has only happened twice in the last week or so but I'm not sure if this is a related symptom or something else entirely.  I've got an X1 Yoga that has also had similar issues shutting down but very rarely. So I'm not sure if this is a Lenovo/Windows 10 thing or if something else is wrong. Any ideas or things to check?

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Hi Lenovo Community, Just about a week ago, I got my new T480 (Type 20L5). It comes with an NFC reader that I really loved to have. Unfortunately, I cannot get it to read any of the 4 different NFC cards that I can properly read with my Android Phones. OS: Windows 10 Pro (Version 10.0.17763 Build 17763). Driver: NXP Semiconductors - 12.0.4.0 (also tried the pre-installed 12.0.2.0 and 12.0.3.0) NFC reader program: Currently, I use TagWriter from NXP (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/tagwriter/9wzdncrdx3rh). But I tried others too. NFC tags:EM Microelectronic (NfcV, NdefFormatable) (ISO 15693)NXP IBM JCOB (NfcA, IsoDep) (ISO 14443-4)NXP MIFARE Classic 1k (NfcA, MifareClassic, NdefFormatable) (ISO 14443-3A)NXP MIFARE Ultralight EV1 - 48 bytes (NfcA, MifareUltralight, NdefFormatable) (ISO 14443-3A) Symptom:When the NFC reader of the T480 detects one of those tags, Windows starts beeping. The TagWriter software also shows that a tag is currently being read. But then TagWriter reports that the tag would be empty.I also tried reading the tags with two Android P smartphones (Google Pixel 1 and OnePlus 7 Pro). Both phones give me the content of the tags and proof that they are not empty. Now I am kind of lost. When buying the T480, I specifically configured the NFC reader into it. Does anybody have similar experiences or any advice? Many thanks!

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I bought a T480 with an HDD, but I've since bought a Samsung 960 Evo and installed it into the laptop bay, and I want to clone the HDD to the SSD by booting from the HDD externally, but that doesn't work. I'm using a Sabrent USB 3.0 hard drive adapter kit to power and connect the HDD externally. I looked around for solutions just can't boot the HDD externally, even after going to BIOS and disabling secure boot and changing UEFI/legacy boot option to both.

A:T480 can't boot from external HDD?

Usually one must format the SSD before use, then connect it with a USB adapter to clone the existing HDD to it.
 
Steps that I employ...
 

Purchase SSD
Read SSD user guide, download manufacture software
Format SSD using manufacture software
hookup SSD to target computer via USB (notebook) or SATA (desktop)
Clone HDD to SSD via manufacture software / thrid party software
Verify information on SSD matches HDD
Remove HDD, replace with SSD
Boot the computer (notebook) verify installation / cloning works
Store HDD in safe location (as back up device)

This procedure works 99% of the time, but there is always the 1% that I have to work around otherwise.
 
Good luck.
 
CB

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Hi guys,I'm thinking about purchasing ThinkVision P24h monitor with USB-C input as an addon to my new T480. Both of them will be my first USB-C devices and I'm quite confused about possibilietes of USB-C.Am I getting it right, that single USB-C cable beetwen ThinkVision P24h and T480 will provide:Charging for my T480Video input for ThinkVision P24h from T480Connection to all peripherials (mouse, keyboard, etc.) connected to monitor via built-it USB hub for T480Am I gettting it right? Thank you

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Hi,Yesterday arrived my new T480. After a complete system upgrade I tried to enable the trackpoint without success. Even before upgrade it was not working.In the bios it's enabled. In the advanced mouse properties the option is greyed out.This is what i tried following similar threads on the forum:Reinstalled windows 10 home.Enabling and disabling from bios with many restarts.Reinstalling drivers, from microsoft and from lenovo. I have Synaptics driver version 19.3.4.201. Trackpad is working fine. Trackpoint and buttons not. Any help would be appriciated. Thanks.

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Dears,  I have a 6month old T480, i have been seing a batter drain issue. All the drivers, BIOS and Windows are upto date, I am using vantage for update.I dont see any CPU/Disk utilization, the battery utiilization report shows a Unknown (none) app id using the battery  Attaching the battery report as well, i have disabled the Graphic card to test, The only noticable change is upgrade from HDD to SSD. Any inputs will be highly appretiated. T&RArjun 

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I have accidently spilled water on my T480 laptop... I have switched off urgently and kept right now in dry place for water to evaporate. I am going to switch on my computer after 3 days from now. Is my laptop covered in warranty for water spill? Dont know the hidden meanings of Warrantt type.    Below is my warranty status:Your product is in warrantyCurrently viewing support resources for:T480 (Type 20L5, 20L6) Laptop (ThinkPad) ? Change Product Warranty Type: 3EZ Valid from: 2018-04-04 Expires in: 2021-07-02This product has a three year limited warranty and is entitled to depot repair service. Customers may call their local servicecenter for more information. Dealers may provide carry-in repair for this product. Batteries have a one year warranty. Warranty Type: 1EZBAT Valid from: 2018-04-04 Expires in: 2019-07-02The battery included within this product is entitled to a 1 year CRU/Depot warranty. Please note that this may differ from thewarranty of the base product itself.  













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A:T480 - Water Spill

It is not covered.  You would need to have bought something called "Thinkpad Protection" or "accidental damage coverage".

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Dear Lenovo,  My previous Lenono laptop suddenly stopped working in China (screen problem) as a result I was compelled to buy a new T480 at a Lenovo Store in China. I live in the EU, so I had to reinstall the OS, however once that was done, every thing worked.  However I observe that the machine that I bought has a huge number of problems: 1. The Laptop just hangs suddenly for a few seconds every day. 2. The scree is very bad, it seems that I am going to loose my eye sight because of this laptop. The image quality is poor and every thing seems to be very small. I have tried everything to fix this (hopeless !). 3. The results of the benchmark also confirm that the VGA card is perfoming very poorly. I feel cheated that I had to get such a poor quality laptop for such a huge amount of money in China. I would like to return this in the EU and get something else. Please advise how this is possible.  I have used Lenovo Laptops all my life and I have 3 other ThinkPads but I never saw such poor quality.  Please Help. 

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Using the trackpad on this T480 (i5 8350u, mx150, 16gb) results in jumpy cursor movement, especially at low speeds. It doesn't really hinder the usability but it's definitely not smooth. Is the trackpad just *like* this? Or do I have a dud? What I've tried to troubleshoot: This isn't a screen issue because my wireless mouse tracks very smoothly.I'm on the latest intel + nvidia drivers on windows 10 1803 (latest updates).I've also tried using the trackpad on ubuntu live usb and it is also jumpy there -- so is it definitely a hardware issue? Any ideas? Should I return it?

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