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Connecting ThinkPad t460s to Thunderbolt Display

Q: Connecting ThinkPad t460s to Thunderbolt Display

I am trying to connect a ThinkPad t460s to my 27'' Apple Thunderbolt display. There's a port on the right hand side of my notebook which accepts the connection from the Thunderbolt plug, but nothing shows up on my display when I plug it in. I am not a computer person and have no idea why this is happening. Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Just got my new lenovo Thinkpad T460s, so far everything is going perfect. I just ran into an issue. When connecting an external screen via a standard HDMI cable to my Thinkpad T460s, the notebook does not detect the second screen. All the information on the lenovo website sugests that it should atomatically detect external screen via HDMI connection. Is there something I am missing? * Restarting does not work* Updating the display driver does not work* Cable does work on other notebooks Any help would be greatly appreciated.   

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Hello, I recently at work got the possibilty to recieve a thunderbolt 3 docking station. But as you may know there is no port for thunderbolt on a T460S. My question is, is it possible to make it work through some sort of adapter? Thank you in advance!

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P1 i7-8850H, 32GB RAM, Quadro P200 conected to a LG 32UD99-WBoth in Windows 1809 and 1903 when resuming from sleep it will randomly happen that:Audio through the external display is lost. Audio device shows a warning mark and you have to disable/enable in device manager to get it back working.External display is no longer recognized (2 times in 24 hours) you have to disable/enable the Nvidia Quadro P2000 in device manager to get it back working. Connectivity is unreliable regarding internal graphics, external screens and thunderbolt It seems to me that these recurring graphics, display and thunderbolt issues found in P1 X1 machines are related to it. Is there anybody experiencing the same? This is a summary of bios versions with fixes related to issues alike.<1.21>UEFI: 1.21 / ECP: 1.10- (Fix) Fixed an issue where WMI BootDisplayDevice option is incorrect. - (Fix) Fixed an issue where the system might not resume from hibernation on Discrete Graphics mode with Windows10 version 1809.<1.19>UEFI: 1.19 / ECP: 1.10- (Fix) Fixed an issue where the system might BSOD when connected the external monitor.(Note)NVIDIA Graphics Driver v25.21.14.1735 or later version is required.<1.18>UEFI: 1.18 / ECP: 1.08- (Fix) Fixed an issue where the system might not boot with Hybrid Graphics.(Note)If the UEFI BIOS has been updated to version 1.18 or higher, it is no longerable to roll back to the version before 1.18 for boot problem prev... Read more

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We have standardized our deployments to ThinkPad X1 Yogas, and in many case including this one, they are the second generation model. Because of the performance, we use the Thunderbolt 3 Dock, purchased directly through Lenovo. This setup is not unfamilar to use as we have deployed over 40 workstations in the same configuration. This morning, our team received a call stating that an end-users monitors weren't working. Upon reviewing, we found that the dock wasn't being recognized by the laptop, although the connection was there because it was charging the laptop. We went through the normal "rinse and repeat" steps of ensuring that the thunderbolt cable was connected to the correct ports on both the dock and the laptop, removing the connection, removing the power, rebooting the computer, reintroducing the dock, etc., but to no avail. We remove the dock from known devices hoping that it would spark it to recognize a new device, but it didn't. We removed the Thunderbolt Software completely, reinstalling it, and then reconnecting the device, and still, nothing. Our devices are set to automatically install critical and security updates both through Lenovo Vantage and Windows Updates, but, the only change made between the time it was working and the time it stopped working wasn't relative to the dock. To be sure, we rolled back the updates, then rolled back farther, but it still didn't resolve the issue. We then followed through with installing all Windows and Lenovo updates: ... Read more

A:ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2nd Gen & Thunderbolt 3 Dock Not Connecting

Hi scsh4, You didn't mention dock firmware. There was a recent update with quite a few fixes and changes. Note the install instructions, it's not the usual:
https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/DS506115

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Hi, Laptop: lenovo ThinkPad T460sOS : Windows 10 64-bit(Upgraded from windows 7) fully updatedDrivers/BIOS/Firmware : Fully updated with Lenovo VantageWarranty/Support : Yes The Laptop screen goes off randomly. The Laptop is definitely on and only the display is off. I need to do a hard power off (keep pressing the power button) to to swithc off and on to get the display again. after each power off, windows eventlog ( System) will show ->The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly. Checked the system for any issues with Lenovo tools and all OK. Anybody facing this issue ? Any help is appreciated. The Latptop is with business support/warranty but I dont know what is cusing this issue or how to reproduce it if I log a case Catherine  

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I have bougt HP Prodesk 400 G3 MT   and I had already a Thunderbolt display. HP Prodesk 400 G3 MT has no Thunderbolt output  and a connector (HDMI-Thunderbolt) is not working. --> will  buying a graphics card solve this problem?--> Can you recommend me a video card which i can use my thunderbolt screen? Thanks,

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I have a Mac Thunderbolt display that has a Thunderbolt 2 connector. This display was working well with my previous ThinkPad running Windows 7.  Just recenlty I switched to a ThinkPad P52 running Windows 10. Plugging my display into the Mini DisplayPort 1.4 does nothing. In settings, trying to detect devices says "No Devies Detected". Does anyone know how to get my Mac Thunderbolt Dispaly working on my ThinkPad P52? Thanks. 

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Hi,after figuring out, that the USB-C Gen2 Dock does not support 4k and something else output with a T490s, I got a Thunderbolt Dock Gen2.I am using a BenQ EW3270U and Samsung U28E590 (2x 4k) now and have some serious issues with dock working with the T490s. When my notebook is closed and not used for some time (so I guess it is off/deep standby) and I connect it with the dock via thunderbolt port, the dock recognizes it, the laptop LED indicator shows charging and I turn on the system via the dock. Then the fan of the notebook turns on, but the monitors usually stay in standby. Sometimes I have a half image on one of the screens with black lines in it (mouse not moving/frozen). I can reconnect the dock with the notebook and sometimes it works then and sometimes not (hard restart via notebook power button - long press - is necessary). Furthermore, when the system is running "fine", the screens suddenly turn black, the notebooks makes a sound and it seems like it has lost the connection to the dock. Then the monitors get a signal again at once, but the power led does not show charging anymore (and windows actually shows that the notbook is running on battery now). To be honest, I don't even have a clou where to start to figure out this mess. Pretty expensive setup just not working flawlessly together is a pain!

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Has anyone had experience with this. I just purchased an XPS 15 9560 with a TB16 dock and I'm hoping to use the dock and my old Apple Cinema display, but I can't seem to get the monitor to work in the dock. I purchased an Apple Thunderbolt 3 to 2 adapter and the screen works fine when I hook it directly into the laptop, but I get a USB malfunctioned error when I hook it into the dock. Any information or tricks anyone else has found would be helpful. Thank you in advance.

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Got a sealed refurb from Lenovo, Thinkpad X1 Extreme 20MF000DUS.Updated everything from Lenovo + Windows (including BIOS to 1.18 )I have an external USB-C gen2 monitor (single cable for Video+power) Works absolutely great on older Yoga... On this X1 Extreme machine it would sometimes work, but 80% of the time would not. Monitor gets power, but no signal.It would also spit out error of USB device not recognized and this in device manager:Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)A USB port reset request failed. Also, sometimes it would show this in device manager under UCSI USB controller when monitor is plugged: Windows has stopped this device because it had reported problems (code 43) External USB-C hard drive works... on Thunderbolt. The long list of things I have tried to make monitor work:Uninstalling usb drivers / rebooting machine.Trying both Thunderbolt portsTrying a different cableRunning Vantage diagnosticManually installing latest chipset driverDisabling security for Thunderbolt in BIOSSetting a power plan for maximum performanceDisabling power savings in USB portsTalking to absolutely ridiculous Thinkpad for nearly 2 hours without even trying to troubleshoot my problem.  What I found a bit strange:There are no dedicated (separate) USB drivers on Lenovo support page for my laptop. The USB driver dates are 2006 in device manager... I do not believe there were any USB-C laptops 12 years ago... Ca... Read more

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Purchased a thunderbolt dock 40AC0135US (135Watt) to use with a new ThinkPad X1 Tablet 3rd Gen to run (2) screens and provide multiple usb ports when in the office. It runs the (2) screens fine but I get an error message when plug the thunderbolt cable into the tablet that the current power supply is insufficient to charge the tablet. Did I purchase the wrong dock to use with the X1 Tablet?

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Hi, I have  a Thinkpad X380 Yoga. The Thunderbolt 3 Dock will not charge my Thinkpad X380 YOGA, and a message saying that the dock is not providing enough power shows up on my minitor. I wonder if anyone have a solution to this problem. It does not make  sense to have to connect the Thunderbold AND the AC power to the Thinkpad, it should be just ONE Thunderbold cord. 1. My power brick is 135W, 20V-6.75A2. I am connecting the Thunderbolt to throuogh the port on the back of the dock.3. I have went to BIOS  and under power section, "disable the battary for technical service" and pwered it back on. None of the above solutions worked.  

A:Thinkpad Thunderbolt 3 dock not charging Thinkpad X380 YOGA

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

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

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

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

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Apologies if something similar has been posted, I just can't find the answer. We have a 5th Generation Thinkpad X1 Carbon connected to a Thinkpad Thunderbolt 3 dock. At the moment the display is mirrored using a VGA cable to connect to the dock. What we would like instead is to connect the dock to 2 external monitors with separate content on each monitor and the laptop display blank. I just can't figure out if this is possible, what might be needed, and how! Any help greatly appreciated.

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

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Hi Guys, We have been deploying T460s  20FAS09P06 for over 1 year now using MDT globally As we have changed suppliers and now when we deploy the same model we are getting the BOD when on the first reboot.  I have updated the drivers in MDT but still getting the error. we rebuilt a T460's which we have had for about 5 months it builds fine. Checking the difference the one with the issue has a SAMSUNG MZNLN512HMJP-000L7 AND THE BIOS is updated. Any ideas?

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Hi Guys,   I bought a Thinkpad T460s laptop and replace the build-in 128G M.2 Sata SSD with Samsung M.2 NVM 950 pro 256G SSD. It works perfectly fine with Windows 7.    I do noticed that the T460s still have another M.2 42MM slot which can be used for 4G WWAN card, will this slot be used for another SSD drive? Such as MyDigitalSSD Super Boot Drive 256GB M.2 SATA 42mm SSD? Or it can only take M.2 PCIE 42mm SSD which isn't availabe on the market at moment.   Any suggestion will be appriciated! Albert  










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A:Thinkpad T460s M.2 42MM for SSD, is this possible?

Transcend 2242 MTS400 Sata III M.2 SSD 256Gb is not recognised by Windows 10 or the bios in the M.2 WWAN socket on my T460s.  The drive is not faulty - it's now functioning in a USB enclosure.  Lenovo support suggested on phone that the WWAN socket supports SSD but I have not seen this confirmed.    Experience of others would be interesting. Peter

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Hiseems T460s (20F9) is wors than my previous laptop T420s, I can't move it so freely as before. At certain point the mouse cursor just stops moving and have to use force with a finger to make it move anywhere. I noticed the cap hole is now much smaller than f.ex. T420s, perhaps this is the reason for it. I found a link on the net to make the movement possible better;http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/thinkpad-t460s-trackpoint-mod.790347/In addition, previously there came several Caps with the laptop, now there is not a single extra one. So I don't dare to try the fix above link before I have at least one extra cap in case something goes wrong.So the question is what is the product code for the Thinkpad T460s Trackpoint Cap collection? I tried to look in the net, hard to find.  I used Lenovoguickpick and the possible code might be this;ThinkPad Super Low Profile TrackPoint Cap Set (Part # 4XH0L55146)Then again googling that with amazon produces no results so can't get those anywhere. Any help appreciated, Thank You.

A:Thinkpad T460s TrackPoint Cap

According to Lenovo Japan, these new Super Low Profile caps are going to be available in May.

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I have a Thinkpad T460s since a couple of months. It's the i7 edition with 20GB/1TB edition. The device has been working fine so far, although the CPU fan had to be replaced shortly after I got it (rattling noise). Since a couple of days, the Thinkpad is spinning up the fan very often. Just a simple interaction such as opening Chrome triggers the fan to blow quite loud for some time (20-30s at least). When compiling using Visual Studio, the fan almost spins to the loudest it possibly can. The thing is: it didn't do that all of the time I've had it.  Even when it's completely idle (say 0-2%), the fan still humms a little bit (it didn't do that before either). Could this indicate a hardware issue? I have NBD support but should know whether this could indicate some failure.Thanks for any advice.

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Dear LenovoMy Thinkpad T460s refreshes when i connect or remove the charger from the laptop.All the driver are up to date.Im running windows 10.

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Hello,I bought the Card EM7345 for my lenovo t460s laptop. When I opened my laptop,it somehow seems incomaptible... the wires and the connection point at the card em7345 seems to be male. So I wonder if the card and the laptop could not be used together (it is not mentioned in the hardwarecompatibilty table)? [But other people here at forum report that could be used togetherhttps://www.reddit.com/r/thinkpad/comments/4aawmj/t460s_wwan/ ?] Or another stuff necessary to connect to laptop and card? Thanks!

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my t460s is on order. I'm looking to order 16GB upgrade module. it will be 16GB SO-DIMM DDR4 2133. they come with various CAS (latency) settings from CAS 13-15. what is the latency of the installed module?if you have access t460s , its easy to determine by running system or memory test utility such as CPU-Z.

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Hello everybody, I have problems setting up the wwan module EM7455 under Ubuntu 16.10 (kernel: 4.10.0-13-generic). I have extensively googled, tried most of the approaches, but nothing seems to work for me.  The module is recognized, but I can't connect to any network. The area is all greyed out (see picture). The LTE-frequency-bands of my provider (Salt, Switzerland) are covered by the module (3, 7, 20) usb-devices

T: Bus=01 Lev=01 Prnt=01 Port=01 Cnt=01 Dev#= 2 Spd=480 MxCh= 0
D: Ver= 2.00 Cls=00(>ifc ) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS=64 #Cfgs= 1
P: Vendor=1199 ProdID=9079 Rev=00.06
S: Manufacturer=Sierra Wireless, Incorporated
S: Product=Sierra Wireless EM7455 Qualcomm Snapdragon X7 LTE-A
S: SerialNumber=LF65157364031020
C: #Ifs= 5 Cfg#= 1 Atr=a0 MxPwr=500mA
I: If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 2 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=ff Prot=ff Driver=qcserial
/usr/bin/usb-devices: line 79: printf: c: invalid number
I: If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 1 Cls=02(commc) Sub=0e Prot=00 Driver=cdc_mbim
/usr/bin/usb-devices: line 79: printf: d: invalid number
I: If#= 0 Alt= 1 #EPs= 2 Cls=0a(data ) Sub=00 Prot=02 Driver=cdc_mbim
I: If#= 2 Alt= 0 #EPs= 3 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=qcserial
I: If#= 3 Alt= 0 #EPs= 3 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=qcserialmmcli -L
Found 1 modems:
/org/freedesktop/ModemManager1/Modem/0 [Sierra] MBIM [1199:9079]sudo mbimcli -d /dev/cdc-wdm0 --query-device-caps --verbose
[17 Mr 2017, 07:36:33] [Debug] opening device...
[17 Mr 2017, 07:36:33] [Debug] [/dev/cd... Read more

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Hi, Since this morning, my 3 week old ThinkPad T460s started making some weird fan noise. When spinning up and also while slowing down (so not on higher speeds), there's a rattling noise coming from the laptop. Sounds a bit as if the fan is brushing against something or perhaps some trembling/interference?Also at really slow fan activity, this is audible quite heavily. Up until now, that noise wasn't audible at all. Should I be calling in support (I have on-site support for this machine)? I don't assume this is normal for a new machine to happen? Thanks!

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Hello FolksMy Thinkpad T460s speaker are not firing at all. I have tried un/installing drivers but still nothing happens. There is no sound either when I plugg in my earphones. I can however connect the Laptop to Bluetooth device and get sound from my home theater system. What could be he problem with the Sound?I am desperate to have my speakers working again.  I love the sound the comes off the laptops speakers. 

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Hello, I do have a T460s with Windows 10. I deactived the internal battery, inserted the sim card and then nothing happened. I guess the SIM card is supposed to show up in the wireless network overview but it doesnt. Are there any drivers that I need to install? Hope somebody can help me. Kind regards,Chris

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Hello,I have a user here who has a T460s laptop who's batteries are no longer holding a sufficient charge. Pretty sure the laptop has 2 (internal) batteries. When the use takes the laptop out of the office, it's losing power afterabout an hour, maybe an hour and a half. After an hour, I was able to open a chat session with a tech, who said if we clicked on the battery icon down in the sys.tray, there'd be an indicator if the battery/batteries were bad. However, we did that and there is no such indicator oralert. Clicking on the same batttery icon and then clicking on Battery Settings, there are no notifications posted in the windowthat opens giving any indication of any issues with the batteries. Despite that, the batteries no longer retain the charge they once did. Is there any onboard diagnostic that can be run to determine which, or both batteries are bad?  Or any other locationwhere there might be helpI need to weigh the cost of replacing the batteries vs. having the user get a new laptop. Thanks very much! Jim

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I have searched all forums including this one and have been unable to find a resolution to my issue.I have had my laptop (Thinkpad T460s) for just over a year now and use it for work daily. I was using it with no issue at lunch, but when I opened the lid around 3 hours later - the screen was black and the laptop seemed to be stuck in sleep mode. I tried a hard reset and now I can not even get the Lenovo post menu to show.If I press the power button, the keyboard momentarily turns on the backlighting and the power button stays illuminated, after about a minute the power button turns off. This entire time the laptop screen is completely black, I don't see the Lenovo post menu and therefore have no acces to the BIOS or OS.I have tried using the hardware reset button on the bottom of the laptop, removing the 2 discreet batteries, removing the CMOS battery, removing all batteries and resetting the RAM. None of this has gotten me any headway on resolving this issue. I am going to try contacting technical support but am hoping someone may help me find a quick and simple resolution to this issue. 

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Hello I just purchased the T460s with all the lovely specs and I was wondering if it's possible to upgrade the Video card at all? I don't thing the Intel 520 could handle my light gaming but it would be nice to know that I have a chance to upgrade it if I need to. 

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Hello all,I recently bought a Thinkpad T460s with no LCD Unit off of eBay. I've been looking around and there are no complete LCD Unit assemblies under the compatible parts page. Is there another model (t450s, t470s) that I can buy an LCD Unit for, and put it on this laptop myself?Thank you in advance

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I'm wondering how I can take off a key without damaging it and being able clean it.

A:How Can I Remove A Key From my lenovo Thinkpad t460s

You cannot do it reliably.  If you can get something flat under it, you can pop it off, but often one of the little plastic pieces breaks off so you cannot put it back.

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Hello All, I am having problem with my Thinkpad T460s TouchpadI have never used the touchpad since it purchase, because I have a Wireless Mouse. My mouse battery ran out and I was not in a place I could replace them quickly. So I turned to my touchpad which I notice was not not so responsive. Moving the cursor is a big problem dispite having done the latest driver update.What could be the issue? Tom JM

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I bought a new Thinkpad T460s laptop from Lenevo online store. I ordered a Intel i7-6600U CPU at 3.4GHz processor, but they sent me a 2.8GHz processor. When I asked them they replied it is 3.4GHz but not showing due to power saving. But I do not agree with their response. So Lenevo please provide me a valid answer. Thank you.

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The microphone array is producing very low signal barely picked by the operation system gauge. Only if I clap my hands real loud in front of the screen I see it become green.I have tried to increase the gain and the boost to maximum but still the microphone barely picks up audion.I have reinstalled the Realtek driver for windows 10 and T460s and it didn't help.Played with the effects (beam forming etc.) but nothing helped.does anybody else experience such problems? Solutions?

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Hello everybody, I purchased a some time ago a Thinkpad T460s laptop, which had a fried motherboard. "No problem" I thought and sent the machine to a non-Lenovo-authorized repair service. Few days ago I got the laptop back with a new working motherboard. However, not all was such smooth sailing. I installed Windows 8.1 to the laptop and noticed these issues: The BIOS would give me error codes 2200 and 2201, regarding a lack of serial number, machine type and UUIDSecure Boot doesn't activate Windows I think I can resolve the activation issue by just getting a new key and injecting it to the BIOS. However, I'd like to remove the BIOS errors as well. Is there anything I can do to fix these issues on my own? The machine doesn't have any warranty left, so I guess that bringing the machine to a Lenovo-approved service facility would cost a ton of money (which I don't currrently have).  I have tried running AMIDEWIN utility (only got an SMBIOS error from it), the UEFI version of it threw me an incompatibility error If needed, I can pay a little to the chap who can help me out Cheers-S

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Hi all,  I recently purchased a T460s with some upgrades on the specifications (RAM 16 GB, GPU GeForce 930M and etc.). The initial operating system was set to Windows 7, so I upgraded to Windows 10 64 bit. I manually downloaded all the drivers required for this laptop and windows 10. While everything else runs pretty well, the keyboard backlight does not seem to work. I haven't checked if the backlight works on the previous operating system, so I am unsure if the problem is actually from the hardwares or if the OS was updated wrong. I am pretty sure that this model supports the keyboard backlit function since the space bar has that little image on the left side that (I'm guessing) indicates the function of backlit keyboards.  I'm wondering if there are actual drivers that I must intall prior to pressing the (Fn+Spacebar) keys to turn on the backlight, or if there is a problem with my computer. If it's the case of the latter, I am thinking about resetting my laptop (reinstalling windows 10). Being aware of how long it takes to download and install all the necessary components, once I do, is there any method of backing up the computer and after the reset just using that backup to go back to the original state where I have all my programs and data?  Thanks. 

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I wish to record a low level stereo signal from the aux output of a stereo tuner using my Thinkpad.  The T460s has no input plug for a mic or other audio device.  Is there an alternative?  Is there any HDMI or USB adapter that will accomplish this task?  Thanks.  

A:Stereo line-in recording on T460s Thinkpad

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Google "external sound card" and "Line In" with quotes around them and you'll get a zillion hits for USB devices. Some are better than others. There are cheapo dongles that do a passable job all the way up to professional ones with XLR inputs. (The ThinkPad's HDMI connecction is outgoing only)
 
Since you said "tuner," I imagine you're recording off of the radio. Unless you plan to use an HD radio, any of the less-expensive models should do a good job. Just make sure you get one with the jack pack you need that'll work with the OS and recording you're using.
 
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Good day Everyone, I was just provided with a 'new' laptop at work to replace my old one and when wanted to check the specs on the Lenovo webiste, I noticed that the following message popped up:Sorry, this product is no longer available This pop-up message really called my attention because even if I know that certain products may have shorter support or sale life span, I think this one is not too old not to be available anymore.I am now a little concerned that this machine may not be that good a product and will be able to perform as expected in the years to come. I don't have the luxury to exchange my designated system too often so I just want to make sure I am doing the right thing. The upgrade is made now because I am having problems with my current T430s, but those are mainly software issues, I just want to kill two birds with one stone by getting a new image with an upgraded machine.I read some of the comments written and most of them are good.So, even though I am the one who would decide whether to upgrade or keep working with the current machine, I am still puzzled by the fact that the new one is no longer available for purchase. So, does any one know why this model is now discontinued?Thank you!Moris 

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Hello, community My name is Taveres Harris and I am new to the Lenovo support community. Please help me make my first experience successful. I have been tasked with deploying new Win10 PCs by the EOY. My company purchased Lenovo ThinkPad T460s(s) and Lenovo ThinkCentre M900(s). I didn't have any trouble creating the image and uploading it to the WDS server, which is Server 2012 R2. However, I am having no luck deploying the image to the PCs. Here's what is known: *Each PCs MAC address has been added to the 'Allowed' filter on my DHCP server*Each PC has the same ethernet LAN drivers (Intel 1219-V 64-bit Windows 10)*WDS is configured correctly (I have no trouble deploying images to my Windows 7 machines)*Boot.wim for my Windows 10 machines is correctly added to the WDS server Here's the issue: When I boot a PC, press F12 to initate a PXE boot, and choose the NIC adapter to boot, I have no trouble. From there, I get to my boot options listed in the WDS server and choose the Windows 10 boot image. From there, WDS goes to the setup window, and eventually, I get a message stating the following: WdsClient: An error occured while obtaining an IP address from the DHCP server. Please check to ensure that there is an operational DHCP server on this network segment. I have researched the possible reasons for that error, and have narrowed it down to the LAN driver not being provisioned for Windows Server 2012 R2. For my Windows 7 machines, I ca... Read more

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Machine Type 20F9-CTO1WW running Win 10 Home 64-bit. Sleep/hibernate mode appears to continue depleting battery at significant rates. Event viewer showing machine entering sleep/hibernate mode (event 42) and within seconds resuming from sleep/hibernate mode (event 107). 9/23/16     3:47:14AM     Kernel-Power     Event ID 42     The system is entering sleep9/23/16     3:47:15AM     Kernel-General   Event ID 1       System time has changed to XXXXX from XXXXX. System time sync with hardware clock9/23/16     3:47:17AM     WLAN-AutoConfig   Event ID 10002    WLAN Extensibility Module has stopped9/23/16     3:47:17AM     Netwtw04                  Event ID 8000      The description for Event ID 8000 from source Netwtw04 cannot be found. Either the component that raises this event is not installed on your local computer or the installation is corrupted. You can install or repair the component on the local computer. If the event originated on another computer, the display information had to be saved with the event. The following information was included with the event: \Device\NDMP1 Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260.  The specified resource type cannot be found in the image file 9/23/16     3:47:18AM     Kernel-Power &nbs... Read more

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Has anyone experience fan running at full speed after updating BIOS to newest version 1.30? According to changelog a fan issues should be fixed but from my experience they got worse - much worse. Previously full-speed-fan issue was happening once a month, now after each suspend it spins at full speed. Also suspending/resuming doesn't help like it used to. This is a bit clowny. Using loudy laptop is not very convinient. I'm using Linux btw, if that makes any difference. I've seen reports of similar problem on X270 too (on appropriate  sub-forum).

A:ThinkPad T460s, BIOS 1.30, "fan fix" actually worsen things

It seems that ACPI temperature rading stuck at 48 degrees: temp1:        +48.0C Reading from other board sensors reports temperature ~30 degrees: Core 0:        +30.0C  (high = +100.0C, crit = +100.0C)Core 1:        +29.0C  (high = +100.0C, crit = +100.0C)

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