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How to set 80% cut off charging of Thinkpad T460

Q: How to set 80% cut off charging of Thinkpad T460

Dear Gents, how to set 80% cut off charging on Thinkpad T460?I would like to preserve life time of my Lion battery. Any advice would be welcomed. Best regards. Andy

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A: How to set 80% cut off charging of Thinkpad T460

Hi Andy,
Welcome to Lenovo Community! And happy to have you here.

I believe you are using Windows 10, then you can use Lenovo Vantage to control the Battery Charge Threshold from there below is the referenced attached snapshot:
Open Lenovo Vantage>Hardware Settings>Power and then scroll down you'll get the option of Battery Charge Threshold.



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"!

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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?

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HeiMy battery is stuck at 5% and AC cable is on, it's says charging but nothing happens.When i take AC cable off the laptop shut down.

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Hi everyone, I am having some troubles with 'Plugged-in Not Charging' after installing some driver updates in Lenovo Vantage. Recently I did an upgrade to a high-capacity 72Wh Lenovo battery. After putting back the original battery either of them would only charge up to 50%. Consequently, I decided to make an update of the Lenovo software including Lenovo Power Management Driver. Furthermore, after the updates, none of my batteries charge when plugged-in. At the moment, Lenovo Vantage displays 'No battery is installed'. The Battery Gauge Reset seems not to be active (and it wasn't before the software update) The laptop works with the AC attached, as well as runs on battery (while it still has some power). I did some research on the web on the issue and performed a series of battery reattachments, win 10 battery drivers' re-installs, and even cleared CMOS. Yet the issue is there. Any thoughts on how to fix it? No battery installedLenovo Power Management DriverBattery Gauge reset not activeWin 10 Battery Drivers

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Hello, I am experieincing intermittent charging on my T460. It seems like it is isolated to when the external 6-cell battery is plugged into the T460. Please see attached for demonstration of what the battery status shows. Windows and Linux. Can anyone help me? I have completed the following steps and have confirmed:Plug in and without moving the laptop or the charger the charging will cycle (status showing plugged in, not plugged in), sometimes as quick as every 5 seconds, sometimes longerI thought my charger was causing this, so I replaced it. Experiencing the same issue with new charger.This happens when charging on my dock and charging directly.When I remove the 6-cell external battery, the issue appears to not happen.Thought the female charging plug on T460 could have been causing this, but as stated above, this happens when chargin on the dock as welll.From what I can tell, the external battery provides consistent power to the laptop when discharging, which confirms, at least partially that the external battery contacts on the both laptop and battery side are in tact.The battery contacts and laptop battery contacts appear in good order and clean.This happens regardless of charging percentage. It does not happen when it reaches __%No damage has occured that might explain this behaviorBelow is a ANIMATAED gif showing what the battery monitor shows Thanks,advhound

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Hi everyone, I am having some troubles with 'Plugged-in Not Charging' after installing some driver updates in Lenovo Vantage. Recently I did an upgrade to a high-capacity 72Wh Lenovo battery. After putting back the original battery either of them would only charge up to 50%. Consequently, I decided to make an update of the Lenovo software including Lenovo Power Management Driver. Furthermore, after the updates, none of my batteries charge when plugged-in. At the moment, Lenovo Vantage displays 'No battery is installed'. The Battery Gauge Reset seems not to be active (and it wasn't before the software update) The laptop works with the AC attached, as well as runs on battery (while it still has some power). I did some research on the web on the issue and performed a series of battery reattachments, win 10 battery drivers' re-installs, and even cleared CMOS. Yet the issue is there. Any thoughts on how to fix it? No battery installedLenovo Power Management DriverBattery Gauge reset not activeWin 10 Battery Drivers

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Hello, My T460 thinkpad is 2 months old and i'm encountering an issue, If my laptop is running low on battery and I plug in the battery charger, it does not detect the charger. The solution for me is to either hibernate the laptop and turn it back on or reboot it to detect the charger and start charging. I wonder if anyone else is experiencing tesame problem and if there is a solution for this.

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I have 100+ T460 and T470 laptops deployed with the same image, Win 10 64bit Enterprise, and there are multiple (10 -20) that are getting the plugged in - not charging message when using the wall charger. If the laptop is placed on a docking station it will immeaditly begin charging correctly. The only workaround I have found is to remove the battery for an extended period of time. I have tried  updating the BIOS, power management driver, adjusting the power settings and even removing all power management software. Nothing seems to work except removing the battery for an extended period of time. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks

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Hi, I'm running Ubuntu 18.04 on the thinkpad T460.When I plug the laptop to the charger and start it is charging fine, until I pull the charger once.After that it won't recognize it is plugged in and the battery runs out.I have to restart again in order to charge the laptop again. I have no idea what might be the issue here.What might I try to narraow down the issue?Thank you so much

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Need some help here. I have both the T460 & L460.Charging my iPhone 6+ on the L460 fast-charging USB port (the one on the left with the small batt. icon with a + in it) is blazingly fast, ie. +1% every minute.However, bring over the same phone to the fast-charging USB port on the T460, the charging averages +1% every 3-4 minutes.Both laptops are installed the same and latest USB3.0 drivers downloaded from the Lenovo support page. What could be wrong here?Thanks!

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Can i put 2 NIC in a Thinkpad T460

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Hi All, I have my this notebook from 3 years and 3 months and suddenly yesterday was working normally and was in sleep and I tried to work on it but that not work, also I tried several times to shutdown by pressing the power button for long time but it not switched off.The last thing I did, pressed the rest button on the back side.  Form that time the notebook not turning on anymore. Once I attach the charger the green light blink 3times but not turn on. Any help please!!!I did everything described on the Internet ( drain the battery.... Etc)But not way  Thank you for help 

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Hi, I have purchared a new Thinkpad T460 20FM-S1G400, the first OS is Win 7 Pro, but when i install a new OS : Win 10 Pro, it recognize only 1 external battery, i'm try intall new power management driver and new BIOS but still same. In Lenovo Setting, it show : The battery is not detected. Try reinstall or recharging the battery to solve problem. Anyone help me this issue. Thank

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Hi Everyone      I have bought an Lenovo Thinkpad T460 in November 2016 with following configuration:RAM - 8 GBIntel Core i7 660U Processor256 GB SSD, Serial ATA3 OPAL2.0 ? Capable This is a configured laptop from intel i5 to i7 with all other config remaining same.The issue is I can hear a hissing sound everytime I access the SSD. I mean while opening a file,opening a new tab in chrome or while downloading anything to SSD. My query is why the noise is coming as it's an SSD and has no moving parts. My thinkpad is on warranty, should I replace it ?? Thanks in advance  

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Is there an extra empty slot to add RAM to the Lenovo T460 Thinkpad (Intel Core i5 6200 CPU @ 2.30Ghz)?  What's the maximum RAM I can add up to (currently 16GB RAM on 1TB HDD)?  Do I just slot in the RAM and will be able to use immediately? Thanks in advance for your advice!

A:Thinkpad T460 RAM Upgrade

Welcome to the CommunityT460' specificztionhttp://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PDF/ThinkPad/ThinkPad%20T460/ThinkPad_T460_Platform_Specificatio...A quote:"32GB max7 / PC3-12800 1600MHz DDR3L, non-parity, dual-channel capable, two DDR3L SO-DIMM sockets"Your laptop, most likely, has 2 x 8 GB SO-DIMMs in both sockets.

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Can anyone help me? Please. I've been having a hard time with my laptop, yesterday it works perfectly just fine. And then I tried charging it, it's not charging until the battery completely drains. So now it won't turn on, everytime I plug in the charger the power button just keeps blinking yellow light. I've tried removing the battery and pressing the power button for 30 secs then reapplying the battery back and the charger back but still nothing's happening. Please help me. My email is: [email protected] you're response would really means a lot!

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Can I upgrade RAM without warranty loss?

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Hello, I have lenovo ThinkPad T460s and the laptop won't turn on.I reset the battery and hold the power button for 30 seconds but didn't work.Can you please help? Thank you

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Hoping someone can help me with my issue. My Thinkpad T460 that I bought last October (nearly a year now) won't turn on. It randomly shut off on me a few days ago while casually surfing the web. No warning, no nothing. Every time I try to turn on my laptop, the screen will quickly flicker once, the light indicators for certain keys will flicker once (mute mic key and Caps lock key for example), the fan will turn on for half a second before stopping, and the power led will blink. This would all happen at the same time obviously, as if it's the laptop is trying to run, but fails to do so. Plugged in to the AC, the power led would blink 2 times. I've tried disconnecting the external battery, tried pressing the tiny reset button, but still won't work. Hoping someone can help! Thanks

A:Help! One year old Thinkpad T460 won't turn on!

Could be disk.  Could be memory.  Could be something like the power button.  If you bought it nearly a year ago, you are probably still under warranty.  Call support.  In US, it is 1-800-426-7378

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Welcome to the forum!
 
@joelfernandes wrote:
Hello all,
My first idea was to add a new hard drive (1TB, not an SSD) for all the data, and keep the current SDD (180GB) only for Windows and installed programs. 

Unfortunately that's not possible. There's only one 2.5" bay available and your T460 does not support M.2 SSDs.
 
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Hello,I'm looking to get a external 6cell battery for the Thinkpad T460. I cant seem to find one on the Lenovo website. I looked at other computer store websites but I cant find a 6cell battery for T460.I see ones for T440 or T450 but nothing for T460.Will the batteries for T440 or T450 work for T460?Also, am I correct in thinking that the battey with code'0C52862' will work for the T460? Thanks in advance,Jason

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Hi all, I was working on my laptop this morning and it suddenly died (screen went black, all indicator lights off). No warning indications came up before it died. It was plugged into the AC adapter with full battery. When I pressed the power button to restart it, nothing happened--no lights, no fan, no screen activity. The red light in the "i" of "ThinkPad" on the back of the screen won't come on, even when the AC adapter is plugged in. The laptop was on top of a blanket so I thought maybe it overheated, but the bottom of the laptop and the battery itself weren't hot. I removed the battery and tried a number of strategies I saw online: 1) pressed power button 10 times at 1-sec intervals, then held for 30 seconds, 2) pressed power button for 20 seconds, 3) pressed button for 30 seconds. I removed the battery and tried to turn on the machine between each strategy. I've tried the emergency reset button underneath the touchpad. I've removed the battery and tried the AC adapter only, tried with the battery with and without AC adapter.  I've had the laptop since August 2016 with no problems. No updates installed within the past few days. Help is very much appreciated!!!!Thank you!  

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My Thinkpad t460 is only HD screen. Can I upgrade to full HD? Intend to diy, pls advise if upgrade is possible or how I can check if it is possible. Also recommend the part number I should get. Thanks.

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Hello all,Just joined recently to the Thinkpad community. I'm very happy with my T460, and was thinking about upgrading it. My first idea was to add a new hard drive (1TB, not an SSD) for all the data, and keep the current SDD (180GB) only for Windows and installed programs. I made some research but found the widespread information to be very confusing. Is there anyone around here who tried this before?Thanks!

A:Second hard drive on Thinkpad T460

Welcome to the forum!
 
@joelfernandes wrote:
Hello all,
My first idea was to add a new hard drive (1TB, not an SSD) for all the data, and keep the current SDD (180GB) only for Windows and installed programs.

Unfortunately that's not possible. There's only one 2.5" bay available and your T460 does not support M.2 SSDs.
 
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I wanted to upgrade my current ssd because the storage size if starting to fill up. Would I be able to use and internal ssd to upgrade my current? For example the samsung 850EVO 2.5" SATA3 internal ssd, or are there only sepecific ssds that would be compatible with the laptop?  Thanks

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I have a new ThinkPad T460 with Windows 10 Pro x64.  Under Ports (COM & LPT) Device Manager shows a Serial  Port using Intel Active Management Technology.  By right-clicking on this entry, the port can be configured like any normal serial port between 75 bbs and 128,000 bbs, I can set the word length, Partiy and number of Stop Bits.  However, there is no serial port on the machine.  I did not expect to find a serial port on the T460 since it is not advertised as having a serial port. However, this Device Meneger entry is a surpise and quite confusing. Can anyone tell me where tis phantom serial port is located?  

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Hi everyone,Today I accidentally connected to my thinkpad t460 9 volts through a USB connector, thus creating an overvoltage on that USB port. After that, my PC suddenly shutted down, and now it won't boot again. What can I do?What can I try to repair? P.S. The USB port the one used to charge the mobile phones that can be used even if the PC is shutted down 

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My employer has provided me with a brand new Lenovo T460 ThinkPad along with a docking station and two Thinkvision screens. I have connected the laptop to the docking station and used the Intel graphics properties to extend my display to my two screens (I keep the laptop shut). However, when i disconnect my laptop from the docking station so that I can use it at home, I no longer have anything displayed on the laptop, as if it won't revert back to the laptop display. Is there somewhere i can alter the settings to correct this?? Thanks

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I bought my ThinkPad T460 last November and am still under warranty for another month. My laptop won't turn on (power led would just flicker twice and then nothing) and am thinking about sending it in for repair since no one can help with a solution. Can I take out the hard drive without voiding my warranty? I want to back up my files before thinking about sending it in. Thanks

A:ThinkPad T460 warranty question

Simply, yes.  
 
If you damage anything removing the drive, damage you caused is not covered.
 
 

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My Thinkpad t460 is only HD screen. Can I upgrade to full HD? Intend to diy, pls advise if upgrade is possible or how I can check if it is possible. Also recommend the part number I should get. Thanks.













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A:Thinkpad T460 - HD screen upgrade to FHD

Hi Sk888,Warm Greetings & welcome to Lenovo Community, happy to have you here.As I understand that you have query regarding upgrading your ThinkPad T460 LCS panel to FHD
Sk888 wrote:
My Thinkpad t460 is only HD screen. Can I upgrade to full HD? Intend to diy, pls advise if upgrade is possible or how I can check if it is possible. Also recommend the part number I should get. Thanks.

Looks like this model does support FHD as per psref. The P/N will be 00PA889 and cable  01AW310 will be unless you are planning to upgrade for touch panel. For replacement you can use hmm or video assembly guide                       
 
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"!

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I have using t460 for about six months without no problems until last week, while using the pc the display shuts down, not entirely. The blacklight is on and the machine is still working. And nothing can be done untill I force it to shut down by pressing power button and restart it again. I have done solutions by removing external battery and pressing rest button and holding the power button etc, nothing happened.  Please give me a solution. Thank you.

A:thinkpad t460 display shuts down

Look in the event log for something around the time of shut down

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dearI have a problem with the screen, notebook on but the screen all time is black, it work perfectly with external screen.How i can solve it? What could be the problem?Is that mean is a problem in the motherboard??Thank you in advance

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I bought this back in 2017. It has been a great computer until couple months ago. The computer suddenly froze, and I had to force turn it off. When I turned it on again, it just won't boot into Windows. I did not install new softwares/applications for quite a while. I ran built in diagnostics, and everything seems fine. I can get into BIOS setting by hitting F1. I created a Linux bootable USB, and the computer can boot into Linux, where I can get access to my documents saved on Windows. Since I have backed up my important files, I thought I can reimage Windows. I have created a USB recovery key, but it didn't work-- I pressed F12 to tell computer to run the recovery program saved in my USB, it had windows logo and a spinning circle of dots for few seconds, and then the screen becomes total black.    Folks, any advice? Thanks for your time and help. 

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Hello all,Just joined recently to the Thinkpad community. I'm very happy with my T460, and was thinking about upgrading it. My first idea was to add a new hard drive (1TB, not an SSD) for all the data, and keep the current SDD (180GB) only for Windows and installed programs. I made some research but found the widespread information to be very confusing. Is there anyone around here who tried this before?Thanks!

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Hi,I would likt to know which models are compatible with ThinkPad T460, where could I check? In particular I would like to Know if the model 40A1xxxx is compatible with T460. Kind regards,Luigi 

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updated bios, troubleshot hardware & devices, updated drivers, windows is updated.  graphics driver updated...what else can I do?  It was happening last month to a Think Pad AND Yoga, updating Bios fixed it but it is back...is it a windows update causing it? 

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Hi everyone. I've been using my T460 for a few months. Recently the audio has been skipping when playing a sound. I've already downloaded the newer Intel Bluetooth driver and installed but no luck, the problem continues. Any suggestions? I'm using windows 10 with Jabra Move Bluetooth headphones(they work fine with my iphone so it is not them who are causing the problem). Thanks in advance!

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Hi all, Suddenly my Lenovo Thinkpad T460 laptop with Windows 10 can not detect all devices through its USB portsThere are three ports and all of them are not functioning normallyWhile at the other pc / laptop these usb device can be identified and functioning normallyThis morning i tried to fix it using Windows Troubleshooter but unfortunately still unsolvedHere is the notif from troubleshooter USB xHCI Compliant Host Controller has a driver problemNot fixed There is a problem with the driver for USB xHCI Compliant Host Controller. The driver needs to be reinstalled.Device informationName:USB xHCI Compliant Host ControllerID:PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_9D2F&SUBSYS_505317AA&REV_21\3&33FD14CA&0&A0Error code:3 Reinstall device driverCompletedThere is a problem with the driver for USB xHCI Compliant Host Controller. Reinstalling the driver might fix this problem. I have updates my Windows and all Lenovo drivers but the problem is still there Anyone have the solution pleaseThankyou

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Just got a T460, Machine Type 20FM and model A00F00 -- but I can't find its specs anywhere, not even in psref.lenovo.com The user manuals manual say there are some models that come with Multi-touch, but there's literally no information on 20FMA00F00 whatsoever. Where can I find the complete specs for this T460 model?

A:ThinkPad T460 (20FMA00F00) machine info

Enter your serial here to get a parts list:
 
http://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/partslookup
 
 

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I have a ThinkPad T460 OS Windows 7 and am trying to connect three monitors.  I have been running 2 moitors for sometime just fine, but I have the need to add a 3rd monitor.  I have a DisplayPort Plug converting to HDMI for the 3rd monitor, but still only two are active.  Can someone help me figure this out?

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Whereas before no issue, for a number of days when trying to update Thinkpad T460 Lenovo Vantage returns message, "There is a problem in retreiving new Updates. Please try again later". Which I have done over a number of days at different times with same returned message.Any knowledge of what may be the problem?

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Hello Community,Quick question, I recently purchased a Lenovo ThinkPad T460 with a 1366x766 display. I would like to swap the LCD to a 1920x1080 display. Is this possible? Its product number is 20FN002SUS, please let me know if you need anything else to possibly answer this question.I found a possible display on eBay, would this work?https://ebay.to/2kIbeh5 - 14" FHD Slim eDP LED LCD Screen for Lenovo Thinkpad T460 20FN-002JUS Non Touch (not sure if it's against the rules to post a link, I will kindly take this down if it is, sorry) Thank you so much as always,Brian

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Hello, I have been having my T460 (20FN003LUK) for 6 months. During that time I have never worried about bluetooth. Recently I just purchased a bluetooth headset for my phone. Then I had a thought to try using the headset with my T460. I've been looking in the control panel and device manager but I couldn't find any bluetooth setting. I searched online for solutions but I got more confused.  So I was wondering if my particular model ThinkPad T460 (20FN003LUK) does not support bluetooth. Can somebody enlighten me on this?  Thank you so much! Cheersmihsan


























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Dear Gents, I have tried to enable bitlocker as per guide at link https://www.windowscentral.com/how-use-bitlocker-encryption-windows-10I clicked wizard and enabled bitlocker on my system partition. There was not prompt to put my desired password, just reboot. My question is what password is used for bitlocker encryption and login? My windows logon one? Also another issue with TPM chip. I have version 1.2. I was required reset it what I did. Still I am surprised by what password is used during bitlocker encryption?Many thanks Regards Andy

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Hi, I'm having trouble to find the sim card access in my laptop.I have inserted the SIM card in the slot, but I cant fint the sim card or to access it in the system.My operative system is Windows 10 Pro x64, and my laptop is: Lenovo ThinkPad T460TYPE:  20FN-003LSP Somebdoy can help me, please?Regards

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