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T520 what is the best heatsink that will work well with an i7 2960xm and fit in a T520 integrated gr

Q: T520 what is the best heatsink that will work well with an i7 2960xm and fit in a T520 integrated gr

I have had this laptop for a few months now. I am planning to upgrade the processor. I'm really just looking for a fan/heatsink to combat it's insane heat. Is there even a powerful enough fan, if so will it withstand OC for longer amounts of time. Even 24 hours. Help.

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I have had this laptop for a few months now. I am planning to upgrade the processor. I'm really just looking for a fan/heatsink to combat it's insane heat. Is there even a powerful enough fan, if so will it withstand OC for longer amounts of time. Even 24 hours. Help.

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I have had this laptop for a few months now. I am planning to upgrade the processor. I'm really just looking for a fan/heatsink to combat it's insane heat. Is there even a powerful enough fan, if so will it withstand OC for longer amounts of time. Even 24 hours. Help. To all who have read my request and those who will read this will this be sufficient http://m.ebay.com/itm/262933210164?_mwBanner=1

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Hopefully all of you seen my recent post about the i7 2960xm. I was wondering if you could put a gpu in the integrated model but I don't even know about the heatsink. So is it?

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Hello, im using a T520 on a dockingstation. I plugged my Iphone Earpods into the Headphonejack, but they do only work on the left side.I already installed/deinstalled the drives, restarted, and so on.. And no, the Balance isnt only set to one side.Thx

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Hello, I have installed verison 7.2.9.1 of the Ericsson F5521GW WWAN card on my system, and it shows up in device manager as it should, but shows a yellow exclaimation mark and reports a Code 10 error, device cannot start. No matter what driver I have tried, whether it be from Lenovo or Toshiba, or a generic one, I absolutely cannot get this card to work in Windows 7. However, in both Ubuntu, and Mac OSX High Sierra, the WWAN card works right out of the box on this system. Anyone have any ideas?

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This afternoon I was sitting filling in an online form.All of a sudden the S-key wrote a lot of "S" (when hit once) and after I removed the line of "S" letters, the S-key was dead and nothing happens when I press it.All other keys on the keyboard work just fine.What is wrong? and how can I remedy that problem?Thank you out there!Anders (Denmark)

A:Thinkpad T520 - all of a sudden the S-key does not work...(?)

That kind of problem is usually a failed keyboard.

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Hi,I have this weird problem with my battery indicator. It doesn't work, shows gray battery and three dashes inside instead of the remaining time. The system (Windows 7) built-in indicator works properly however. When I open the Power Manager, it shows some random, impossibly high number of watts used. Each time I open the power manager, the value is completely different.  I haven't installed/updated anything recently, yet a few days ago when I've started the system, the battery indicator stopped working. Restarting the system doesn't help. What do I do now?

A:T520 Battery indicator doesn't work

Hi Migajek,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community! And happy to have you here.
 
As I understand that you are facing issue Lenovo Power Manager which is not showing battery status in your T520
Please have a look on the following article
 
Do let us know how it goes.
 
Cheers
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"!

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i clean installed my t520 with win7 64bit, for some reason my bluetooth, which worked fine previously is gone now, i have tried all options proposed here, i am assuming that there must be an underlying driver (not the bluetooth driver itself) which actives bluetooth. At BIOS start the bluetooth visual ICON under the display is flashing, meaning that BIOS is recognizing bluetooth. thanks in advance for further thoughts. 

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i clean installed my t520 with win7 64bit, for some reason my bluetooth, which worked fine previously is gone now, i have tried all options proposed here, i am assuming that there must be an underlying driver (not the bluetooth driver itself) which actives bluetooth. At BIOS start the bluetooth visual ICON under the display is flashing, meaning that BIOS is recognizing bluetooth. thanks in advance for further thoughts. 

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i clean installed my t520 with win7 64bit, for some reason my bluetooth, which worked fine previously is gone now, i have tried all options proposed here, i am assuming that there must be an underlying driver (not the bluetooth driver itself) which actives bluetooth. At BIOS start the bluetooth visual ICON under the display is flashing, meaning that BIOS is recognizing bluetooth. thanks in advance for further thoughts. 

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For Lenovo T520, Type 4242xxx an Update for the Intel ME Firmware is offered. There are to links to the update, with the same aim: http://pcsupport.lenovo.com/de/de/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-t-series-laptops/thinkpad-t...Gives the Link to package 83rf45ww.exe  The same file is linked here for T520https://support.lenovo.com/de/de/product_security/len-14963 It is described as Version 7.1.91.3272 in the download page for Intel Managmenent Engine FirmwareThe delivered Package 83rf45ww.exe starts an installer mentioning an earlier version 7.1.xx.1zzz, which should not solve the intel ME security issue (last number has to be bigger than 3000).The update does not work. If you take a look at the unpacked package content under standard-path C:\DRIVERS\WIN\ME it contains a *.bin dated 22.09.2014 (dd.mm.yyyy)If you run fwupdlcl.exe from commandprompt with administrative rights it shows you a lower version as well. Please check the provided update and provide an appropriate update. Thank you.

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Q: hp T520

hii have a hp designjet T520 now isn't work the screen is blue with code BA7E377Aexcuse me how to resolve it

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Hi All, I wish to replace my T520s' DVD drive with a caddy and SSD.  Copy C: drive from my HDD to the SSD and boot from the SSD.  That way I should get a fast bootup and keep my 320GB HD storage.  Is it true that the T520 can only accept an SSD upto 160GB? Cheers Gary

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I am looking at replacements for my T520 running Win 7 Pro, since support ends. I find adverts for refurb T520s running Win 10 selling for 500-700 USD.!! I have read the posts on this forum noting the many problems updating the T520 to Win 10, and everything I find says this model doesn't support Win 10. What gives? The only reason I would buy a new laptop is because of the Win 7 Pro EOS. The Tx20 is the last series to have a "real" keyboard, so is there new info on this?

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Q: t520

HI We have some HP T520 that connect to a XenDesktop 7.8 using the Citrix receiver setup with Smart Services. We are having an issue where a user would connect to another Thin Client that already has a Citrix session open and lock up the termi al that the session was pulled from. For example if i have a sitrix session runnnig on the T520 and i login to my laptop and launch another Citrix session, the session is pulled from the thin client to my laptop but the T520 is now frozen on the screen it was on before i logged into my laptop. The only way to get the T520 back again is to reboot. Its like it doesnt know the session has ended on it?? Is there any settings i can change to stop this behaviour? Thanks in advance 

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I bought a second hand lenovo T520 the internal mic has never worked it registers 1 bar when i shout at it. also external mic does not work be it from the jack plug or sound card through the USB. I have up loaded windows 7 twice and used the latest drivers. i noticed some threads from 2015 about this tried the things they said but nothing has worked any info would be helpful thanks

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I have seen that T520 is compatible with a T530 but is it the other way around?I need it to combat some serious heat. Please help

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Hi. New to me ThinkPad T520 is stuttering when watching video. It's a zzzzt sound. It's a i7 intel/nvidia switchable graphics machine. I deleted and rolled back the driver hoping for a conclusion but it wasn't the fix. Other than that.. machine is awsome. Tell me what I can tell you about the machine to make the repair. Cheers, the chairman.

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I just bought the caddy for 2 hdd for my laptop thinkpad t 520 and got in trouble, when I plug in the caddy, the second hard drive  is power on for 1 second and then powers off, it's not recognized neither on bios nor on system, I tried to connect the caddy to my second laptop and it works fine, what shall I do?

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Spoiler (Highlight to read)   Spoiler (Highlight to read)  Fingerprint reader is not attached, this message appears in Bios setup when I try to reset FP data.bios updated to 1.49 14/6/2018Win7-64 , all updates done, plus all drivers are updatet too.any idea how to fix that ?!

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Hi All, Been using a T520 for years and just purchased a P52. I have a number of accessories for the T520 (memory, batteries, chargers, optical caddies, etc.) I would like to use of the P52. Does anyone know if any of these are compatible? Thanks, Harold P.S. Haven't received the P52 yet so can not check physical compatibility yet.

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Hi all. I have ThinkPad T520, and I wanted a USB 3.0 port. I found out that there is a dock station 4338-35 which has one. I was naive enough to believe that the docking station has its own USB 3.0 controller, so I've bought it. So yep, now I have lots of USB 2.0 ports, and no USB 3.0 port, because my laptop doesn't have USB 3.0 controller. Awful sad. How naive. Let me be a bit more naive and ask: is it possible to upgrade T520 somehow, and get USB 3.0 controller on it? Or, is USB controller built into the chipset so it's not possible? Thanks.

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I'm having trouble flashing the BIOS on a T520 using the Windows flashing package. It keeps blue-screen-ing, so I downloaded the CD image, thinking I could use Etcher or Rufus to make a bootable USB drive. Both of these programs balk at the ISO, however, claiming that it is not bootable. Etcher allowed me to put it on a USB flash drive anyway, but the system won't boot from it. I'm all for burning the image to CD except I haven't had blank CD-Rs lying around in ages. I'm sure I can find one somewhere, but in the meantime is there any way to make this image work on a USB flash drive?

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I cannot get the MC7354 on the Thinkpad T520 to work. It is constantly complaining that the Hardware switch is off when this laptop does not have a WWAN hardware switch. I also have a MC7700 that is doing the exact same thing.  I can't get either of these cards to work simply cause I can't get them to actually turn on in windows. 

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My lenovo thinkpad t520 seems not to have bluetooth have downloaded bluetooth drivers but its saying bluetooth device not found .... is it a problem with hardware please help













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A:My T520 has no bluetooth

Hello and welcome to the CommunityIndeed, there were T520' configurations without BT card installed. Check the hardware under palmrest where the BT card might be placed. Or, if no one changed laptop' factory configuration, provide its MTM code to specify laptop configuration.

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HiI badly need help. My client is using T520 thin client and it is not detecting USB.I logged in with my admin credential still same issue . Nothing is happening when plug the usb. no error message, no sign of connection. User is in right group.I connected via VNC viewer and change the device setting still same issue.

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Good day,When I press the fn and f6 keys simultaneously, the communications settings window does not open.How long must I hold the fn key for?  I've checked the settings in control panel, device manager, image devices and the drivers etc are installed.How can I fix this please?Thanks 

A:T520 webcam

Hello and welcomeWhat's the OS running?

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Hi, I would like to upgrade the SSD in my T520 ThinkPad  (Type:  4243-F54):Currently I am running a Samsung 840 EVO 500GB SSD.I would like to replace it with a Samsung 860 EVO 1TB SSD. What do you think?  Do I have to expect any issues?Does the T520 series support SSD's of that size? Kind regards Andreas

A:T520: works with 1TB SSD ?

Welcome to the forums.  I dont have a T520 but I do have a W510 that I put in a samsung 850 EVO 1 TB ssd with no issues.  I would not expect a newer laptop to have issues if it works on my older laptop.

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I have following system, it clearly says I have "Broadcom Bluetooth 3.0 with antenna" but I don't see Bluetooth devic ein device manager on windows 7. Will appreciate any help to make Bluetooth working. Thanks  4239CTOThinkPad T520 - 1 Yr Depot Topseller Warranty   Processor Intel Core i7-2860QM Processor (2.50GHz, 8MB L3, 1333MHz)  Operating system Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)  Operating system language Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64 - English  Display type 15.6" HD+ (1600 x 900) LED backlight Anti-Glare display, with Wireless WAN Antenna  System graphics NVIDIA Quadro NVS4200M Optimus technology (1GB)  Total memory 4 GB PC3-10600 DDR3 SDRAM 1333MHz SODIMM Memory (1 DIMM)  Keyboard Keyboard - US English  Camera 720p HD Camera with Microphone  Hard drive 500GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpm  Optical device DVD Recordable  System expansion slots Express Card Slot, 4-in-1 Card Reader & Smart Card Reader  Battery 6 Cell 2.6Ah Li-Ion Battery  Power cord 135W AC Adapter - North America, Latin America (2pin)  Bluetooth Broadcom Bluetooth 3.0 with antenna  Integrated WiFi wireless LAN adapters ThinkPad 1x1 b/g/n  Integrated mobile broadband Mobile Broadband ready (no mobile broadband module) &nbs... Read more

A:T520 - Bluetooth issue

Hi Muhammadfarooq,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to hear that you had difficulties to turn on Bluetooth in your Lenovo ThinkPad T520.
 
Ensure that Hardware switch to enable wireless connections has been turned on.

Go to BIOS -> Security ->I/O port access ->Check if Bluetooth is enabled.
Tap FN + F5 and enable Bluetooth radio.
 
Now check if you can find Bluetooth radios in device manager.
 
Hope this helps!
 
Best regards,
Mithun.





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I'm going to change T520's panel to FHD panel. Is 'LP156WF1-TLF4' compatible with T520? Here is some informations http://www.panelook.com/modelcompare.php?ids=5699,12286,15860current screen  LP156WD1-TLB2 

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Hello, I currently have a bunch of T520's running T6X firmware / os on them and would like to upgrade to the T7X that has recently been released fro 64bit and newest software modules.  Is there a way to upgrade without losing all of my customizations?  I have quite a bit in the T6X firmware's and not sure I remember them to port them over to the newer code.   So is an inplace upgrade supported to preserve them all?

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Hello, I recently discovered that my T520 has a SIM card slot (inside the battery slot)   I tried to put my cell phone SIM card in it, but there's no reaction (no "New device connected" popup dialog). What should I do ? Is there a driver + software that needs to be installed ?Which one? Thanks in advance!












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A:T520 How to use SIM card slot ?

Your T520 must have the appropriate WWAN hardware (radio card and antenna) in order to function. Otherwise the SIM slot is just a dummy slot. Do you know if you have this hardware installed? 
 
What is the model number of your T520, something like 4239-46U

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Hello. Today my ThinkPad T520 stopped showing anything, it always shows the white screen. How it started: in my Linux Mint, I verified that when I close the laptop cover, it enters Suspend mode, and when I open it back, it wakes up. I don't quite like it, since I may want to close it just to move from one room to another, and I would like it to keep running; so I adjusted system settings accordingly (there is a dropdown menu, like, what to do when the laptop cover is closed; I set to "do nothing"), and then I closed the cover. I verified that it keeps running, so I opened it, and I see the white screen. I was thinking it is some issue with Linux, so, I just rebooted it, but just when it starts booting, it shows the white screen again. I can wait for some time, it boots into the OS (I'm judging by the HDD led). Alternatively, when it starts booting, I can press F1, it beeps and enters setup (I'm judging by the HDD led being idle). So, the overall system works, but the display keeps being plain white. It looks like the hardware issue.  Could anyone please give me some clue? How could that happen, and how can I try to fix it? Thanks in advance.

A:T520: always white screen

A white screen is usually 1 of 3 things:
Unplugged or partly unplugged LCD cable behind the screen
Broken cable
Bad panel

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As of 6/24/2016, the following keys have been performing very oddly. The following is listed as key - result a - \;lkjfdsa <menu?>q - poiurewqz - (mutes microphone and keyboard)1 - 09` - <ctrl><tab> - y{}<escape> - close? So if I type "a" I get "\;lkjfdsa" and a pop-up menu. etc. I am noting that all of the keys affected are on the left side of the board. All other keys seem to be working properly. The only way I am able to type this is by the on-screen keyboard. This problem started with no known event of shock or exposure. I have tried reinstalling drivers, uninstalling recent windows updates, and running windows recovery. I'm assuming this is a keyboard hardware failure. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Hello all, I recently purchased a ThinkPad T520 used, and I would like to enable the WWAN Feature for work purposes. To that end the T520 product that I purchased is the 4240-49U... I also purchased the "right (?)" WWAN card which is supposedly the GOBI3000 card, however upon install and system startup the laptop provides the 1802 system code about an unauthorized network expresscard. I checked the IMEI number of the card that I purchased online and it is reported to be the Novatel GOBI3000 instead of the Sierra Wireless GOBI 3000 that is listed as the approved card for work.... My query is this: 1) How do I verify if the card that I purchased is the right one based on the various numbers that are on the different stickers on the card? 2) Can I use the Sierra Wireless AirPrime MC7455 M2M Module in my ThinkPad T520 laptop without the laptop stopping during startup following install?

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hi i have really weird problem with my t520.If i disconnect lid wire with camera hall sensor, thinklight and led board, everything works fine backlight, clear picture everything works.If i plug it lid wire back, i have image but no backlight. Disconnecting camera and led board not helping.I replaced this wire 2 times, no success.

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Hi i have a T420 and a T520 which is my wifes, both have windows 10 installed , the 420 shuts down in 12 seconds the 520 takes 2 min which is doing my head in i have checked all settings between the 2 , well most relevent ones default apps task manager ect and i am lost , has anbody have any idea what is causing this RegardsMe

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BlueTooth worked fine with Windows 7, I upgraded to Windows 10 and now it isn't working properly. Instead of a specific driver listed, it's driver is stated as "Microsoft Bluetooth Enumerator" and "Thinkpad Bluetooth 3.0 (Manufacturer: Broadcom, Location: Port_#0004.Hub_#0003)" Both are stated they are working properly but if they were my device would connect.  BTW, yes it's on and this has been cycled using function + F5. Cheers

A:T520 Bluetooth and Windows 10

Unfortunately I do no see any Windws 10 drivers for the Bluetooth daughter card installed in T520's on Lenovo's ore Braodcom's site, and that is almost certainly what you need.    Without a Windows 10 driver, your laptop's bluetoot adapter will not work properly.  The BT daughter card is replaceable, but I do not see any info on upgrading it to a newer compatable model either. Lenovo FRU numbers (Field Replacement Unit) for exisging card. 60Y327160Y3275 Lenovo Hardware Maintenance Manual ThinkPad T520, T520i, and W520https://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/t520_t520i_w520_hmm_en_0A60078_08.pdf

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Hi allI have a Lenovo T520 thinkpad that I'm wanting to restore. It has OEM software on it only. I'm a bit clueless as to where to start. I want to pass the laptop on to a friend to use but wipe my data first. Not sure where to start. Any help appreciated!Thanks! 

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Got a T520 laptop and it wont power on.  Tried a different charger and battery and still not working.  When I plug in the charger though the battery icon on the top of the laptop flashes quickly 3 times, flashes long once, and flashes short one more time.  I cannot find any information online about what this code may be.  Anybody else know?

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If you please,, i just got used T520-42424WU with window 10 installed on it, but the finger print doesn?t work and I need to get it back to factory default with windows 7 pro.so, can I install clean windows 7 from an original retail CD then activate it with the OEM key of my laptop, then download drivers manually, or it?ll not give me the same status of factory default ?and if I have to buy a media recovery Cd, how much it?ll cost please. thnks and regards.

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Okay the subject is pretty self-explanatory, when I try to shutdown my computer via windows shutdown the computer restarts itself. Also whenever I plug in the AC adapter the computer always turns on automatically. If I unplug the ac adapter and pull the battery yes it will not restart obviously, however after plugging the battery back in sometimes the computer will not turn on unless I plug in the ac adapter at which point the computer automatically turns on and the battery is always recongized. I have edited registry keys, changed power options, disabled ac adapter power on settings in the bios as well as updated to the latest bios and set to default configuration. I have reinstalled windows 10 and ran thinkvantage system update to get lenovo drivers and NOTHING as caused this issue to go away. Does anyone have any ideas? If this is failed hardware what could possibly cause this? In case it was questioned once the computer is on it operates perfectly, but as a laptop its kind of worthless if I can't rely on the battery power only on the go. FYI: Yes I have tried in safe mode and shutdown still restarts the computer.

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I have a T520. It has a SSD which I upgrded to while it still had Windows 7 Pro. Recently I upgraded to Win 10 Pro. My question is: I know that my BIOS version is not the latest. It's probably pretty old. I never upgraded BIOS after buying this laptop. When I go to Lenovo support site now, i do NOT see a BIOS version listed under Win 10 for T520. All of the BIOS updates are for Win 7 and older OS. Does this mean I can never update the BIOS anymore? I do not have any problems with the T520, it's running fine, but just was curious as to why Lenovo doesn't have a BIOS update for Win 10 listed under their T520 support page. If anyone can shed any light on this, i;d appreciate it. Thanks!

A:T520 with W10 - No BIOS updates available?

Hello and welcome,
 
The Win 7 installer might (or might not) run on Win 10.  I haven't tried that.
 
How about using the bootable CD version - either in the internal optical drive or an external one?
 
Z.

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Does anyone know if there is any wireless a/c card for T520 available? Or will Intel AC 7260 (part number 04W3814) work in this laptop? Thanks in advance.

A:T520 wireless a/c card

HelloBIOS/EC will refuse to boot the laptop because of its white list. That adapter is missing there.

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