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Adding second SSD to 8th gen T480

Q: Adding second SSD to 8th gen T480

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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Preferred Solution: Adding second SSD to 8th gen T480

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Hello, I've owned a T480 for a while now, and would like to add a WWAN card to it. I've considered USB modules but can't find any that will accomodate my providor so I am investigating the possibility of adding an internal one. I see that the T480 has the slot for one inside, and a place for the sim card behind the battery, but I don't see any antenna wires, and so I'm wondering if this is actually possible and if anyone knows how to do it, or has done it. There seems to be very little information online about adding mobile broadband cards in general. I had quite a time tracking down the Sierra Wireless AirPrime module that is supposed to fit my thinkpad module. Any information on the subject would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

A:Adding a WWAN card to T480

Hello and welcome,
 
That's not something I've done (or care to do if the antennas aren't in place) but these links may get you started.  Looks like the antennas are part of a WLAN WWAN combo.
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncK_jEFcjXw
 
https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/t480_hmm_en.pdf  page 100
 
https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-t-series-laptops/thinkpad-...
 
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Hi everyone,     Just got my new T480 and I love it, I however did not see the ability to add the accidental damage protection when purchasing my laptop. I did upgrade to the 3 year depot service. I show no available update options on the website when signed in. I am aware there are other providers but would like to have OEM parts and service for my machine. Am I missing something or do I have to wait until monday and call in and have them manually add it?

A:Adding accidental damage protection to recently purchased T480

I went thru the same thing when I bought my T480 You will have to call in, and unless the procedure has changed they will have to delete your current extra warranty and then have you buy back the depot + accidental damage coverage on a single 'billing'





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There are several issues that came up when I upgraded to Windows 10. While it is a celebrated and supposedly eye pleasing application, it seems that they have chosen to disregard users and deleted certain preferences from a user's browser.  This makes
it practically impossible for the user to log into several accounts, since every single site requires different types of passwords, and in order for a person to be able to log on to the several accounts, a person would have to carry around a folder with about
100 different account names, user names, passwords, answers to who, what, or where, phone #s & other pertinent information to be able to log onto or recover a lost or forgotten password.I really do not like what Microsoft has done with the new browser.
It looks chick, but to me it's unworkable and a nuisance to use.  If the Cadillac is not broken, why fix it?

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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.
 
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Hello, After upgrading to Bitdefender 2019 from Bitdefender 2018, the system has become unworkable slow.Launching a browser with Bitdefender 2019 installed takes 4 seconds. Launching the same browser with 2018 took half a second. Has anyone experienced the same please? Thanks.

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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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Trying to determine the maximum amount of RAM the ThinkPad T480 can take, however there is conflicting information provided by Lenovo. On Lenovo's online New Zealand store it mentions that the ThinkPad T480 CPU will need to be upgraded ("Upgrade the processor to select up to 32 GB of memory") in order for the max RAM to be 32 GB (in the customise section) which is very confusing, yet in the ThinkPad T480 Product Specification document it mentions 32 GB RAM for all CPU configurations. Lenovo haven't responded to the ThinkPad T480 sales enquiry I have submitted, which includes the question on the ThinkPad T480 max RAM. On Lenovo's online New Zealand store the chat function is broken, and there is no clear information provided about their contact hours. Is Lenovo's New Zealand sales/support team on holiday?

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I recently purchased a T480 (Win 10 Pro 64-bit, 24 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD HD) which came configured with OneDrive. Since I have a private cloud storage service, I've tried to disable OneDrive with absolutely no sucess. Attempting to unistall the software has caused many odd system behavior: a) All default user visable system folders, e.g., Documents, have path: Disk:\Users\uname\OneDrive, though function was disabled; b) When MS Office is installed, all default files & folders are stored on path described, which reports an error of device (OneDrive) is available. Essential, my laptop is unusable. Have others experienced this problem? If yes, did you resolve it? Please share your solution if you did. Desperate!! Thanks for listening. 

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Hi, I had a set up with a T480, an Ultra Dock, and three Dell U2518D.These monitors have up to 2560x1440 pixels.One is connected via DP, the other two do DP passthrough. No, it worked for the last 8 month or so.But recently, either after a Windows Update, or a Lenovo system Update, the third monitor can only do 2000x1080. My try was getting rid of Daisy Chaining, so I switched the Monitor to HDMI connection, no solution.Then I tried older graphics drivers, no solution.So either a Windows Update (also drivers through there), or a Lenovo System Update (Driver or FW Update) broke the ability to to 3x 2560x1440. This happened on 4 Laptops, two T480 i5 (intel only), one T480 i7 (intel only) and one T480 i7 (nVidia Hybrid). Windows Version is 1803 for the ones withoug nVidia and 1809 for the one with nVidia. As I tried dockings with the latest FW update, and without, the problem seems not on the docking side. Any ideas? regards 

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Hi, On the first day the hotkeys were working fine.After some updates, they have stopped working.I have re-installed the driver without success. I have Win 10 Pro. All drivers are up to date, what can be the issue? Thanks

A:T480 hotkey not working

I mean the function keys, Fn for all the Fx buttons. None work

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Hi, I have a T480 WQHD Thinkpad. The screen today is quite dark so I checked the resolution on some websites and they all say the resolution is 1270x720 but I set the resolution at 2560x1440 on the settings.Why does it happen? What can I do? Thank you very much!

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I bought a new T480. It comes with a 512Gb M2 NVME SSD kept inside the HDD tray and connected via an adapter.  In the pic it can be seen that there is much room left to add another SSD for future need.  I have limited knowledge on hardware. How ever I found some product where 2 x SSD can be accommodated and converted As SATA.  https://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-S322M225R-M-2-SATA-Adapter/dp/B076S9VK1M?th=1&psc=1product like this present a cheap way to add more memory Capacity without throwing existing one. The issues are: 1. Whether these adapters are NVME compatible and 2. How to connect it to the motherboard.Please comment and advise. 

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My organization has recently purchased a number of T480s laptops and we have been experiencing a problem where the laptops are freezing when they are removed from the dock. We called Lenovo support and they told us to open the laptops before we dock them.For the full story:We have 2 external monitors connected to the docks so users leave the laptop closed when docked.Often, a user can put the computer back on the dock one monitor will work but it mirrors the laptop screen. The mouse/keyboard won't work on the dock but the trackpad and laptop keyboard will work. I've seen those components begin to work again after 10 minutes. All of a sudden the other monitor will turn on and then the screens will work properly.It almost feels like the dock is taking 10 minutes to realize that the computer has been put back on. We have been updating the firmware but it doesn't help.This doesn't happen every time but it is sporadic. Has anyone else seen similar issues? Thanks,Paul

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Hi Folks,I am looking at a new T480 (not T480s) as a potential work replacement.  I have used Thinkpads off and on since the late 1990s, and am currently using a T460.  I am a Linux user (Ubuntu).I see from specifications listings at Lenovo that the T480 has two (??) SO-DIMM memory sockets.  My T460 has one, and also has RAM soldered onto the Motherboard.  I would like to verify with another T480 owner that it does in fact, have two SO-DIMM sockets rather than one DIMM socket plus on board RAM.https://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PDF/ThinkPad/ThinkPad%20T480/ThinkPad_T480_Platform_Specificati...Some of the T480s (specifically the i7-8650u model) have a Nvidia GPU.  I don't need this GPU and see it as something that really could just add battery drain without any benefit.  Can I just remove this GPU?  I see tear down videos of T480s models and it looks like it could be removed altogether.Thank you for any help.  In spite of being slightly larger and heavier than my current T460, the new T480 looks like a power user's dreams come true.  Just need to confirm the two things above to finalize my decision.

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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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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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The issue:I bought a usb-c to usb-c 3.1 gen2 cable (PD) with the expectation to charge my phone quickly but the power output is way lower than i hoped for. The detailsThis is the exact cable I have attached a screenshot from my phone showing its power input when charging through the usb c port on my T480. And the weird thing is that the special USB-A port supports up to 10W but the USB-C port doesn't come close. Does anyone have a logical explanation or a possible fix?

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I bought a new T480 on SEP 20, It works smoothly until Oct 8. My T480 went restart and restart for no reason. It would shows windos error like this.https://imgur.com/a/esA5wWYI went to the Lenovo Service Center. The support gave me a recovery USB. It would also get into the windows error when i run it.No ways to recovery the system, even i change another storage it would shows same situation.And it also happened on my colleague's T480 today. He bought it last week. And his T480 also had same problem today.I think it's QC problem. And both of them getting unusable after bought it for over seven days. It's critically problem, but I can't replace it with new products.How can I trust this brand again?

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I bought a T480 Lenovo in Brazil. In the specification on the selling page says it has a Até 16GB DDR4 2400 MHz I Want to upgrade the RAM, but it actually came with Até 16GB DDR4 2666 MHz. I looked into Kingstone website, and RAM for Lenovo are all 2400. This is the item: Pc4-2666v-sa1-11 Can't even find this serial anywhere to sell. Just in not well known stores on the web. Thanks

A:Upgrading memory on T480

https://www.kingston.com/en/memory/search?DeviceType=2&Mfr=LEN&Line=ThinkPad&Model=97858

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Recentlypurchased Thinkpad T480s, problem is with wifi, it shows connected but every few munites webpages stop loading, need disconnect than reconnect and everything is ok, response time to load a webpage is more than usual, tried reset adaptar, update driver, on/off windows firewall but nothing works, other devices using same wife network do not face this problem, please help.

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