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T460s Thinkpad battery issue

Q: T460s Thinkpad battery issue

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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After upgrading the BIOS, I am having an issue with my battery. I finally got around to troubleshooting an outstanding issue with my RAM (It was maxing out at 10 of my 20gb of RAM), I found that updating my BIOS resolved the issue. I purchased the laptop in May 2016, and this was the first time I had updated my BIOS. I used Lenovo Solution Center / Vantage to run the updates. I updated my BIOS to N1CET68W (6/20/18). While troubleshooting I ran battery report, and I don't think it is a coincidence that the date I updated the BIOS on is also the date at which one of my batteries stopped working - Attached with a line drawn for when I updated the BIOS. My battery now caps out at 62%. Battery 1: 68% and charging. Battery 2: 0%. Battery 2 will not charge any more. Battery 1: 00HW022, Sanyo. Design Capacity: 23510 mWh, full charge capacity: 17840mWh (Acceptable degradation for 2 year old battery)Battery 2: 01AV406, SMP. Design Capacity: 26060 mWh, full charge capacity: 1770mWh (Significant drop-off once BIOS updated). I have already performed laptop surgery and made sure both batteries are connected. Unplugged both of them, and hard reset my laptop (holding power button for ~2 minutes with batteries out). I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers, and then updating them. Windows 10 x64.     

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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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Hello Community! Specs: T460s bought 10/2016 was working flawless until nowUpdates: Windows 10 updated                 BIOS Updated (1.31) and downgraded again (1.30)                 Lenovo Software: updated                 Latest Power Management Firmware Issue: Auxiliary Battery Shown as "poor condition" not charging - shown as charging 0% ( Battery Reset Fails )           Main Battery "good" -  shown as "not charging" even < 20% Capacity Batterys:Main: 96 Cycles, 11.40V, has 20 Wh, expected 23 Wh, "not charging" -> in fact is charging when other battery disabledAux: 163 Cycles, 11.98V, has 3Wh, expected 26 Wh, 0%, "charging" -> does nothing  Trys:Disable Faulty Battery: showing main battery as "not charging" but in fact it is charging.Reset Aux battery: Not workingBIOS --> Power --> Disable Battterys --> Restart: Not helpingBIOS Downgrade 1.31--> 1.30: Not helping Does anyone have those issues as well?Any Ideas? Thanks and kind regards!       

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 Hello I've been having trouble getting more than 3-4 hours of batery life on my X1 Extreme (i5) I usually have it on less than 50% brightness and on power saver mode turning off the 1050ti doesn't seem to affect the battery life, all intel hd settings are set to max battery and monitor is even running at 48hz to conserve battery.all the settings i can find are on maximum battery, does anybody know why this is?I thought that I was supposed to get even more battery life than just 3-4 hours... BIOS version is N2EET41W (1.23)embedded controller version is N2EHT26W (1.11) EDIT: power usage never seems to go below 13w

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H all, I am having issues with my battery on my T400. The orage light started flashing when I installed windows 10.In the windows task bar it shows: plugged in and charging.When I remove AC power screen flashes 'battery critically low' and turns off.I have purchased a new OEM 33+ battery and still no change apart from windows task bar shows: plugged in and not charging. Does anyone know what could be causing this issue??? Many thanks in advance dan  

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Hi all, It has been about a month since I received the new X1 Extreme, and it has been quite good so far, but today, for some unknown reason, I've run into some apparent battery issues. I charged my computer overnight yesterday, and when I tried using it in class today, it wouldn't start. The red light on the ThinkPad logo wasn't flashing at all, so something was off. I tried turning it on many times, but nothing happened.  When I came home, I plugged it in and it allowed me to turn it on, but it was stuck at 46% charge and wouldn't move (even after an hour - a period of time sufficient to charge the computer up to 80%). Then, as I was writing this post, a loud 2 bell ringing sound came on and the computer shut down. When I started it up again (connected to the AC adapter), the Lenovo Vantage battery icon displayed an "X" and the Windows battery appeared empty. I made sure to back up everything and updated BIOS and other drivers just in case, but nothing seemed to work. If I disconnect the AC adapter, the computer immediately dies. Like this, the computer is no longer useful to me since I need it on the go.  I'll contact Lenovo support once my schedule frees up a bit, but if this has happened before and you've found a solution, I'd like to get this back to normal as soon as possible. Thanks,  Reilly 

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Hi All, I have thinpad P1 Gen 2 (4, i7 Hexacore) which for 1 month now. The battery is draining really quick. Even with only browsing (on chrome) and notes taking with oneNote it is only giving a battery time of approx 3 to 3.5 hours maximum if i am lucky. I tried that old trick for disabling/enabling the Graphics card from device manager but it doesn't seem to help much. Any ideas or suggestions will be highly appreciated in this regards. Best Regards,Muhammad

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Hi Folks,I was using windows 7 and set battery thresholds to stop charging at 50%, then i decide to format Hard Disk Drive and install windows 10, after installation OS and Latest Drivers including Power Management Driver i noticed that battery thresholds still stop charing after 50 % !!! any help plz, also i tried to install power manager but it not supported in windows 10   Thanks in advance.

A:Thinkpad S440 Battery issue

Hi Mandoesa,
  Welcome to Lenovo Community! And happy to have you again.
 
As I understand that you are facing issue with Battery Threshold in your ThinkPad S440 on newly installed Windows 10 in it.
Lenovo Power Manger will not work in Windows 10, it is being replaced by Lenovo Settings. Also refer to this article for further information
 
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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Hello, dear community. Yesterday I got this message when turning on my ThinkPad E560:"The battery installed is not supported by this system..."Therefore the laptop does not turn on without a power cable attached and shuts down immediately if I unplug the cable after it booted. The thing is that I only have a genuine battery that was delivered with this laptop. I bought this laptop only 2 weeks ago, and it worked perfectly fine until now. Any suggestions? 

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Ordered new battery - they sent me a T410 battery (which it is compatiable with T410/420/430.  But it will not work in my computer or another computer in my officej.  It will work on a T420 though.  What should I do...
 
 
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A:ThinkPad (T430) battery compatibility issue

HelloThe batteries for T410/420 are not compatible with T430, even Lenovo genuine ones. Because of T430 features hardware authentification of the battery installed. The batteries for old laptops like T410/420 don't have such features (authentification chips inside). This chip missing causes the battery being installed in the T430 can't be charged.So, you have to purchase Lenovo original battery for T430.
 
UPD
Lenovo original batteries for T430 are backward compatible with T420

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I'm supporting T460s and T560s for my job and in the last month have had 3 battery issues occur out of no where. I'm using Windows 10 64-bit. I'd like to find a solution from the forums or at least a way to find what is causing this so I can plan for other laptops to go bad.  In the last month, I've dealt with 3 Thinkpads that have had a sudden change of heart about finding Battery #2. Nothing special happened. I booted, looked at the system information to see if this one has the specs to setup for a specific user and BAM - "Battery 2 not found". I was really hoping to get this all setup and out to a user who's using a 5 year old laptop.  I've ran Lenovo's System Update; I've updated Windows; I've downloaded the Power Management software from Lenovo yet still this battery is not found. I took it apart to ensure the battery was seated correctly. I re-imaged it from an image from last summer. Nothing.  Are these faulty batteries? Does that battery recall need to be expanded again? Is it the Motherboard? Is this a string of bad luck? How do I identify what the cause is? I refuse to believe this is coincidence. 

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Hello, I have an issue switching on my laptop since two days ago and I am not sure if the problem is with my laptop's external battery, the motherboard or the power charger. My laptop model is on the list of laptops affected by lenovos battery recall so maybe the issue is with the battery. But then theres also this:- With the external battery in the laptop and the charger plugged in, the laptop powers up and displays "Error 0190 : Critical low battery error" and then switches off.  I looked this error up in my laptops manual and it says that I should replace the system board-The laptop also doesn't run with the charger plugged in and the battery removed, so does this mean the charger is broken as well?

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My family, myself are long time Lenovo Thinkpad T users.  I currently have a T 520.  It's fine as it always has been and quite pleased,  but I would now like something much lighter and it has developed a little glitch that doesn't seem reparable.  I will still keep it as a second, back-up laptop.  I just ordered the T460s that is to my liking and right in my price range (got the basic one new from Lenovo for under $800).   But to my dismay and amazement, I keep reading and hearing about lousy battery charge times ranging from 4 to 7 hrs when it is suppose to be at least 10 hrs.  And about all kinds of efforts and ways to increase it with apparently little success.   I have searched several times in this Thinkpad T forum (and elsewhere) on the latest, up to date info and experience regarding the battery and maximizing, extending battery life for the T460s.  I have not found anything beyond around 10/16/16.    As of 2/12/17, I am wondering what battery is now going into T460s, like the one being built for me.   Is it the same as always or something diferent, new, improved? Are T460s users still having the same problems and issues with the length of the battery charge? Has anyone found something, anything that really does maximize, improve or extend T460s battery life? Thanks, Randy   

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I have a T460s with 2 batteries per the attached status.  Battery 2 is discharged first, then battery 1. Issue: When battery 2 depletes, instead of switching over to battery 1, the laptop powers off without warning.  Just... POOF.  I have updated BIOS and am running Windows 10 Pro. BIOS is at N1CET58W 1.26 I have Lenovo Vantage loaded, but when I run it to check for updates, none of the 'System Update' buttons results in any action being taken.   I have done some searching but have not found any information on why the switchover from Battery 2 to Battery 1 would cause an instant power off. 


























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Hi,I recently purchased Thinkpad X1 yoga (1 Gen) machine with 16Gb Ram, 512GB SSD & WQHD IPS (Not even OLED) display with windows 10 pro 64 bit OS.My laptop battery is draining fast and only last for 4 to 5 hours with normal browsing & usage with 60-75% brightness (even reducing it to 50% doesn't give much improvement) and in Power save mode. As per Lenovo it should last for 9 to 11 hours but in reality it is no where near to it. I had also looked at similar issues that has been raised in this forum by other users as well. But I strongly feel that a top brand like Lenovo/Thinkpad doesn't cheat customers by giving false promises for the battery life of  9 to 11 hours without their internal testing, also I feel they would have not be claiming this (9 to 11 hrs) battery life by keeping their screen brightness to dark i.e. less than 50% or 25%. So i thought i could dig deeper to find out the problem. After my initial analysis using powercfg.exe command tool for sleepstudy, the report (i.e. https://ibb.co/hzob7F) shows me some a Ghost application called "Unknown [None]" which comsumes more power and I guess this is the culprit that cases the battery to drain faster. Looks like this Ghost appid takes around 60% of the power compared with all the other appid.  But not sure how to identify this Ghost appid. I have also posted my query in Microsoft forum but yet to get an reply.https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-othe... Read more

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I have a ThinkPad T460P. Some time ago it fell off to the side of couch while plugged in and bent the adapter / end of charger insert upon impact. After i would receive a "plugged in but not charging" message. I could still get this machine to charge if i closed it and inserted the charger, let it sit, and then open. Somewhat inconsistent but it worked. Finally the other day i was running a video and the battery drained completely without realizing it was not charging. I received a critically low battery message. Charger no longer worked and machine would not turn on. I bought a new 90W charger to see if it would do the trick. When i plug this in, the light above the thinkpad sign and also the light in power button flashes 3 times but then nothing else. Normally this light would strobe. The charger appears to work as the light near the port has gone from yellow to green. But the machine no longer turns on. Sometimes i can get it to flash when pressing the power but nothing. Also tried a number of tricks like taking the battery out, holding the power button for a while, putting all back in and trying again. Machine will also not turn on when plugged in without the battery in. Thoughts? Am i cooked here?

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Hello,  I recently received the computer from mail. I am having an issue that the screen becomes washout on battery mode. The issue can be resolved by restarting the computer. Is there a permanent solution for my issue? I believe this should be a software issue.  Thanks,  AC

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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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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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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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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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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 Mär 2017, 07:36:33] [Debug] opening device...
[17 Mär 2017, 07:36:33] [Debug] [/dev/cd... Read more

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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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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 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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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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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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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 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 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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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, 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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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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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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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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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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Hello everyone, I am using a Lenovo Thinkpad T460s. When I open Lenovo System Update, I received an update called Intel Management Engine 11.8 Firmware - 7[32,64]/8.1/10[64]. I tried to install it, but then a black window pops up and disappear without any error log. Lenovo System Update said it was successfully installed, but when I open System Update again, the update appears again. I did it several times, but it just didn't work. I also tried to download and install it manually, then I received an error 8704: firmware update operation not initiated due to a sku mismatch. Can anyone help me with a solution please? I appreciate all the help from you guys. I hope you have a good day! Thank you all for reading.

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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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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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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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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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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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