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Thinkpad W530 Boot Loop

Q: Thinkpad W530 Boot Loop

Hello,I ran into a problem with my W530The computer suddenly shut down while inbstalling a Windows 10 update (not sure which one), and entered a boot loop.Once the Windows 10 logo appears, the PC shuts down immediatly. I can access the BIOS and the hardware diagnostic utility, which I ran with no faults found.So far, I have tried removing all but one RAM module at the time and trying to boot, booting with legacy instead of UEFI, with/without the battery connected, even a hard drive swap with another windows 10 computer and can't even boot from it. What are your thoughts?

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Preferred Solution: Thinkpad W530 Boot Loop

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Hey there, Wednesday evening I got home from work to find that my w530 had ran out of battery. I plugged it in and attempted to start it, but was unable to get past the lenovo splash screen and couldn't get to windows login. Iritatingly, the computer will randomly boot to windows login and allow me to login very rarely.Since then I've tried various attempts to fix the issue but things haven't improved. Initially I could attempt to boot to a DVD or USB but now when I select either boot option the computer goes right back to the boot options. If I can use one, the computer will hardreset and reboot. If I hit f12 I can get into BIOS or into the diagnostic utilities and the computer is stable without any crashes, even when running diagnostics for 3+ hours. Diagnostics have not found any errors with the ram, mobo, cpu, or HDD.I thought initially it might be something BIOS related, so I reset to default options, tried pulling the CMOS battery, and then flashed and re-installed the latest BIOS version without any effect from any approaches.I pulled RAM sticks one at a time to see if that was the issue without any change. I then tried pulling the HDD, all but 1 ram stick (4gb of 16gb), as well as pulling the 16gb SSD flash drive. Even with this I couldn't get the computer to boot by USB or DVD. When I connected the HDD to my desktop tower and used the bootrec.exe command in command line I was able to get the tower and laptop to get to windows, but it has since reverted.I've diss... Read more

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Getting a BSOD after the update above. Appears the offending file is listed as an UEFI related system file. Running Windows 10 with all latest updates (other than one above) and all drivers updated through Lenovo System Update. System Repair unable to do anything useful. Was able to restart from a backup, but the update continues to destabilize the system after application. Anyone have any solutions other than cancel Windows Updates? Thanks,RMNY

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I've installed windows 10 for the 4th time in this last year and every time I install it there is some sort of problem. I thought I'd give it a go again today almost a year after its release and now I am stuck in a boot loop.  I updated from Windows 7 64 bit but now I can't get passed the windows loading screen before it restarts again. I can't access any of my files. Could someone please help me!

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This laptop was in domain network and a software got stuck on start menu so I had to reset in so I gone to setting recovery and from very first option I deleted reset and selected keep file it went nice but when I installed 90 it started booting restarting and from more then 1hours ago. And still going on it restarts and welcome and then restart 

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Hey guys,I have a problem with my  lenovo w530. Some time ago the laptop suddenly restarted when I was working. Since then I can't boot to OS and if I try to boot from CD or USB it reboots. Please see the video for better understanding: https://youtu.be/VJH0YvU4qk0Does somebody have a hint for the root cause?Thanks a lot!Jur4ik

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My 230u has been stuck in a loop since a recent Windows Update. The machine crashes while booting Win 8.1, reboots and crashes again during the recovery phase, then this cycle repeats. Reinstalling Windows doesn't work, as the same thing occurs during the install process, even with a 'clean' install. I've run the pre-boot Lenovo Diagnostics, and every result reads 'PASSED'. I've attempted to update the BIOS from both a bootable CD and bootable USB, and the result reads 'failed to read bios". The machine is currently a brick that passes all diagnostics. Is there any solution to this? EDIT: Current bios version is 1.70

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  hello guys.i will install windows 10 on the my thinkpad, i changed baios to DVD mode , but i can not find DEL keyboard for next.please help me.thanks  z 

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Hi everyone! I have had my ThinkPad W530 for a couple of years now and have been experiencing this problem basically from when I first got this laptop. When I try to power up the laptop, it does not turn on - sometimes it reaches the ThinkPad boot screen and I am able to enter the BIOS, but when I try to diagnose hardware issues, the computer turns back off. Sometimes I am able to boot into Windows or Ubuntu, but the computer turns off immediately after the boot (without bluescreening), or if i just let the computer sit for a couple of seconds. There are also other times where when I press the power button, the power button LED turns on for a second and you can hear the hard drive start spinning and then it just stops almost immediately and the power button turns back off, with nothing being displayed on the screen. I am pretty sure this is not a harddrive problem because I have tried replacing the original harddrive with a harddrive that works. When I did this, at first, I was able to boot into Ubuntu (as I have that OS on the other hard drive), but after a couple of minutes, the computer turned back off. In addition to this, I have tried booting into an external bootable USB, but just as I was trying to boot into the device, the computer would turn back off. I have tried doing these with the battery in and without the battery. I have also tried doing the "hard reset" by disconnecting the battery and AC adapter from the computer, holding the power button for ~... Read more

A:ThinkPad W530 not turning on at all

Since you mentioned that you had the motherboard replaced, I am not sure whether my solution can be applied to your problem, but the things you described appear to be similar to what I experienced with my w530 (2436CTO, i73840QM): the power goes out irregularly and sometimes it doesn't turn on at all. I had the issue for about a week. The machine was running great till the nightmare. At first, I thought it was dead. When I pressed the pwr button, the button light was on for a second. I also noticed the think light flashed. After hours of trying the tricks that you also discribed in your post, I was able to get it up and running by luck. I thouht the problem was solved until it suddenly shut down. And more unexpected poweroffs. I was blaming battery first, then RAMs, then power jack, finally I was able to narrow it down to the motherboard. Here is a quick way to diagnose whether your problem has the same cause: firmly press the power slot ( left highlight in the illustration of the maintenance manual  page 100 ) and push the power button, if you can boot it up without issues, then it might be the same problem, which is likely that some connection in the motherboard near the power slot is wearing out. Simple solution: fold a piece of paper into a short thick stick, slide in the gap between the magnesium structure frame and the right brass arm of the thermo fan (at where they cross), so that the board is effectively pushed down to enforce the power connection... Read more

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Hi, I am using:1 Thinkpad W530 type 2447 with Quadro K1000m + Intel HD Graphics 4000 + Windows 72 Dell monitors both model U2414H1 DP to Mini Displayport1 DP to VGA cable The problem is: I can not connect my second dell monitor with my pc using VGA. I have already tried a different cable with VGA and it did not work either.  Using the DP to mini displayport cable works with both monitors, but I only have one mini displayport outlet on my pc.  I also checked some other posts but I have not found a solution for this problem.  Do you have a clue? 

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Hi,The fingerprint scanner LED on my W530 died. Here are the symptoms: - Fingerprint reader is not recognized in BIOS -I deleted the driver and its files from device manager but the TouchChip finger print processor reinstall itself.  The properties for the device is:Device Type: biometric devicesManufacturer: AuthenTec (I think the company has since been acquired by Apple)Location:  Port_#0003.Hub_#0004 - The following message shows up in the event viewer:  "Driver Management concluded the process to install driver tcwbfadv.inf_amd64_5a48bf8b68a239ce\tcwbfadv.inf for Device Instance ID USB\VID_147E&PID_2020\6&387E66F3&0&3 with the following status: 0x0." - ThinkVantage fingerprint software doesn't find the fingerprint reader I concluded that this is a HW issue with the scanner.  I ordered a new fingerprint scanner for someone in China which looked just like the original (one never knows).  I installed the new scanner to no avail - no LED.  The cable connected to the fingerprint scanner is shared with the mouse. Since the mouse is working OK, there is a good chance that the cable is OK but I cannot be sure. Anyone has any ideas on where I should go next?  It appears that the TouchChip fingerprint processor is working but something else is failing.


























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A:ThinkPad W530 Fingerprint Issues

I believe there are 2 parts involved: the portion of the cable that goes to the reader, and there is a biometric corocessor on the motherboard.  One of those is probably the problem

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Hi, I have a Thinkpad W530, i7-3820QM CPU @2.70GHz, RAM 16.0GB, 64-bit. I installed Windows 10 and for most part I didn't have any issues However, over the last weeks I have been having issues with my Touchpad.  It basically freezes, in many cases if I am inputing something and I press enter, it stops responding.  Trackpoint works but Touchpad is just unresponsive.  Then in 10/15 seconds is back working.Any ideas how I can fix this? I have all the drivers/updates installed. Thanks!!!

A:Thinkpad W530 Touchpad freezes

Hello and welcome,
 
I don't have a similar setup to examine but this sounds like it might be an extreme palmcheck setting.
 
Can't tell you where to find it but hopefully another member will chime in.  My WAG would be mouse properties somewhere.
 
Sorry I can't give you a direct answer,
Z.

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Hi, I am using:1 Thinkpad W530 type 2447 with Quadro K1000m + Intel HD Graphics 4000 + Windows 72 Dell monitors both model U2414H1 DP to Mini Displayport1 DP to VGA cable The problem is: I can not connect my second dell monitor with my pc using VGA. I have already tried a different cable with VGA and it did not work either.  Using the DP to mini displayport cable works with both monitors, but I only have one mini displayport outlet on my pc.  I also checked some other posts but I have not found a solution for this problem.  Do you have a clue? 

A:How to connect 2 Monitors with Thinkpad W530 ?

Are you trying to connect your second external monitor using a cable with VGA at one end and DP at the other end, with the VGA end connected to the VGA connector on the W530?  NOT POSSSIBLE.  You are actually using that cable in the opposite way for which it was designed, which is to go FROM A DP CONNECTOR ON THE COMPUTER TO A VGA CONNECTOR ON THE MONITOR.
 
DisplayPort target monitor connectors are only usable with a DP source connector on the PC.  DP source is very flexible, being able to support a DP, HDMI, DVI or VGA connector on the monitor.  That's why you find all four 2-ended cable types for sale.  But you have to use the DP end on the PC in order to support DP, HDMI, DVI or VGA target connector on the monitor.
 
But a DP target on the monitor can ONLY be handled by a DP source on the PC.  You can't connect it to the VGA connector on the W530.
 
Sorry... you can't use two external monitors both of which are connected through DP.  Only one on the W530.  You'll have to use a monitor supporting a VGA connection if you must use a second external monitor.
 
Newer laptops (e.g. P5x/P7x) have DP and HDMI, which would provide additional flexibility for connecting two external monitors with a digital connection (i.e. not analog VGA).

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Just got a new Lenovo Thinkpad W530, swapped out HDD for a Corsair Force GT 180GB SSD, and now using the HDD as a secondary drive in place of my DVD drive. I also installed 16gb of Corsair Vengeance memory along with 8gb system memory (did this prior to the hard drive swap, and wasn't getting any BSOD).

It seems to get the Kernel_data_inpage_error after the computer has been shut down for more than 10 minutes.

Another strange thing I noticed, was upon doing a fresh install of windows 8 with my recovery media, I noticed the C drive (SSD), seemed to have had an extra 20 GB all of the sudden used up after restarting and getting BSOD.

After doing another install of windows, I checked the hard drive space and I was at 125 GB free space (166GB total usable space on the SSD), then after shutting it down for the night, and turning it back on in the morning, I got the BSOD and also checked the SSD to see if the space had changed, sure enough it had gone down to 101GB of free space (I had not installed any programs or drivers yet), which doesn't add up when calculating the space on each folder in my C drive. Any idea what's going on here?

Here is the SF Diagnostic report, any help would be greatly appreciated! Laptop seems to be working fine other than BSOD on start up, and the mysterious missing 20(ish)GB of space on my SSD.

A:Windows 8 BSOD - Thinkpad W530

Issues with this device:





USB-IF xHCI USB Host Controller ROOT\UOIP_BUS_DRIVER\0000 This device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device.



Find it in Device Manager. Right click and select "Uninstall". When done uninstalling, reboot the system and see if the device returns as a problem or not.

We've seen a number of BSOD issues with SSD's. Here's the information that I've compiled so far:





There's not a whole bunch available to test SSD's. The "easiest" test is to remove the SSD, install a platter-based hard drive, install Windows and test for stability that way.

Here's some suggestions:
- Update the SSD's firmware to the latest available version (VERY IMPORTANT!!!)
- Update the motherboard controllers drivers to the latest available version from the controller manufacturer (NOT the mobo manufacturer unless you can't find any on the controller manufacturer's website)
- Slow the memory (RAM) down to the next slower speed (I've only seen one person who claimed that this worked for them).
- Use any manufacturer's utilities that you may have. If you don't have any, then try this free one (I haven't used it myself): Crystal Dew World
- Update chipset and storage controller drivers to the latest available from the manufacturer of the device (not the manufacturer of the motherboard). Be sure to update ALL controllers on the motherboard!
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Hello, In September 2015(a few days after end of warrenty ), my W530 suddenly refused to power on(turns off after 1/2s) or charge, so I took out the battery, disassembled it, and of course disconnected the CMOS battery, then after waiting several hours, I reassembled the computer and it worked for about 2 days without an issue, but then it failed again...Since that I could always bring it back to life(till reboot or shutdown) by "just" waiting.So my guess is that there is a faulty capacitor somewhere in the powermanagement part. Any Ideas, where to search, or how to fix it(perhaps I am not the only one)? p.s. I have an 100mhz oscilloscope, soldering iron etc. 

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Since I installed Win8 Pro, I've been getting several kinds of BSODs, every minidmp are seems linking to ntoskrnl.exe.

Could anyone help me? Thanks!

A:ntoskrnl.exe, BSOD, Win 8 Pro, ThinkPad W530

Hi!

ntoskrnl is a windows process so is very unlikely to cause BSODs. Your BSODs point towards a faulty driver.

Your first BSOD in november looks like it was caused by your graphics card driver try updating to the latest drivers on the nvidia website.

It may also be worth running driver verifier.

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Hello all, I am looking to buy a ThinkPad W530 from eBay.  I found two options for CPU from all the online listings, Intel i7-3520M or i7-3740QM.  I am not asking about the differences about the two CPUs, which I can find online.  My questions are: Can we tell which edition is newer/later?  Or, does the difference result from customizations? I would like to choose the newer model, in the hope that it is also the better or improved version. Any insider's info will be appreciated. 

A:Which one to choose: ThinkPad W530 CPUs

They are both 4 - 5 years old.  The i7-3520m is 2 core and the i7-3740QM is 4-core.  The 3520 has a faster clock speed and will run faster single-threads.  The 3740 will run more threads at once.  The dual-core can address 16GB of memory (2X8gb) The quad core cpu will address 4X8gb

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What is compatible docking station for Thinkpad W530? Can any one share link, where I can buy it or page with list of docking station which works with W530.

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In the beginning of March 2018, there was a critical BIOS update, which I ran... Prior to the update my system's CPU tempratures, while ideal, where very stable and around 55 degrees celsius. After the BIOS update my CPU temprature reads are all over the place. While ideal, the sensor can read 55c and instantly jump to 82c, back to 64c, upto over 90 degrees celsius and so on [you get the idea], with arbitrary temp reads, without any apparent reason...  Has anyone came across this issue?Should I be worried about this?Should I rollback to previus BIOS version? Could I ,even? Thanks

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Hello- This is the first time I've needed to post here - I wouldn't say I'm an advanced user, but I have a pretty good idea what I'm doing. So please bear with me. My specific problem is that, seemingly following one of the attached (screenshot) windows updates, I can no longer use the Fn+F keys properly. Some of them do work (I can adjust brightness, hibernate), but I cannot for instance open WiFi controls (Access Connections) with Fn+F5, Communications Utility with Fn+F6, or connect to a projector with Fn+F7. Also, the accompanying screen overlay isn't right. The manual volume adjust button doesn't show the volume change on screen (same for mute button); neither does Fn+F8/F9 for brightness; ditto for CAPS-LOCK key, so I don't know whether caps lock is on or not! But these buttons/key-combinations do at least work. I have spent a long time trying to fix this following for example treads like below: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-11e-Windows-E-and-Edge/E530-special-keys-FN-F4-FN-F5-etc-are-n... https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T400-T500-and-newer-T/T530-Fn-keys-and-quot-On-Screen-Display-... Updating HotKeys feature integration manually did not help. However, when I did this via a full scan with Lenovo Solutions Centre it did something (e.g. screen overlay came back briefly for brightness controls Fn+F8/F9, but has since gone again after re-starting). But still nothing for opening WiFi controls, Communication Utility, caps lock,... Read more

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Hello- This is the first time I've needed to post here - I wouldn't say I'm an advanced user, but I have a pretty good idea what I'm doing. So please bear with me. My specific problem is that, seemingly following one of the attached (screenshot) windows updates, I can no longer use the Fn+F keys properly. Some of them do work (I can adjust brightness, hibernate), but I cannot for instance open WiFi controls (Access Connections) with Fn+F5, Communications Utility with Fn+F6, or connect to a projector with Fn+F7. Also, the accompanying screen overlay isn't right. The manual volume adjust button doesn't show the volume change on screen (same for mute button); neither does Fn+F8/F9 for brightness; ditto for CAPS-LOCK key, so I don't know whether caps lock is on or not! But these buttons/key-combinations do at least work. I have spent a long time trying to fix this following for example treads like below: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-11e-Windows-E-and-Edge/E530-special-keys-FN-F4-FN-F5-etc-are-n... https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T400-T500-and-newer-T/T530-Fn-keys-and-quot-On-Screen-Display-... Updating HotKeys feature integration manually did not help. However, when I did this via a full scan with Lenovo Solutions Centre it did something (e.g. screen overlay came back briefly for brightness controls Fn+F8/F9, but has since gone again after re-starting). But still nothing for opening WiFi controls, Communication Utility, caps lock,... Read more

A:Thinkpad W530 - Fn keys and "On Screen Display"

Does the below apply to you?  Did you upgrade power management driver recently?
 
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T400-T500-and-newer-T/Latest-Power-Management-Driver-Conflicts...

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I bought a W530 Thinkpad (w530 thinkpad - machine type 2447, model ej9). Everything is fine. But when I searched the internet about w530, I found out that mine doesnt have the fingerprint scanner and the color calibrator. Is that normal? Anyone got the same model? Please anyone enlighten me.. 

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Max HDD Capacity of W530 and Can I use SSD instead of DVD Drive?

A:HDD Capacity of Lenovo Thinkpad w530 (i7-3720qm)

Welcome to the forum!
 
@Mdmosta319 wrote:
Max HDD Capacity of W530 

I'm not aware of any capacity limit, any 2.5" drive up to 9mm height should work
 
@Mdmosta319 wrote:
Can I use SSD instead of DVD Drive?

Yes, you can buy an ultrabay caddy and put a HDD or SSD there as well, the drives in the caddy can be up to 12.5mm heigth. A caddy look like this: click here
 
In my opinion it would make more sense to put the SSD in the internal bay and the HDD in the caddy, not the other way around.I
 
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Good morning,in my PC Lenovo W530 type 2447-4MG (Intel i5) there are 2 banks of RAM with 8 gigabytes each one (Kingston KTL-TP3C/8G), in total 16 giga. Kingston no longer produces this RAM but there is an equivalent product (KCP316SD8/8).I have bought two banks (8 + 8) of this new RAM.When I install the new RAM on the empty slots (3 and 4), the PC will not start (the screen remains black).It is not a compatibility problem between the RAM because I put two different type of RAM on slot 1 and 2 and the PC run right.It seems that the system does not read the slots 3 and 4I am sure that my PC can have 32 Giga of RAM, but I do not find a solution.Please help me Summarize the features of the PC:Type                   ThinkPad W530 type 2447-4MGCPU                    Intel i5-3320M 2.60GHzBios version      G5ETA5WW (2.65)OS                       Windows 10 64 bitHard disk            SSD 500 GBsRAM (old)           Kingston KTL-TP3C/8GRAM (new)         Kingston KCP316SD8/8

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Hi,  My W530 microphone's not working. Whenever any problem tries to use it (skype, audacity), it always shows a quick activity (about 0.5 ms), always with the same from - and nothing more, ever. I have installed drivers from realtec, and the drivers from lenovo, nothing works. I done wha said in all other forumes (sound->manage sound devices), - disable listening, disable all featues or enable, as well as chagne settings to the highest availble. Nothing helps.  This has been so since I bought this computer about a month ago.  OS: Windows 7 64bitPlease help













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A:Thinkpad W530 problem - Microphone not working

Hi, matanm
 
I would recommend making sure that you have the latest BIOS for your machine installed, as an older BIOS can sometimes cause issues with the microphone. The latest update for your BIOS can be found here.
 
Hope it helps,
Adam





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Hello, I just replaced the power jack on my W530 Thinkpad but now when I plug in the adapter my thinkpad turns on automatically, without me hitting the power on button, and the only visible light is the power button. Here is a video I uploaded demonstrating this: https://www.dropbox.com/s/n9gkjykywoc4h77/20170124_014353.mp4?dl=0 As you can see there is nothing on the screen and when I hook it up to my monitor nothing is visible there either. I tried double checking each piece of hardware to make sure I put things back together correctly and couldn't find any mistakes. Any ideas?

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Hello. I'm James.  Specs:W530i7-3740Intel HD 4000 Graphics Nvidia Quadro K2000m Graphics12gb Samsung ramSamsung 850 evo 500gbHitachi 500gb HDD / HDD caddy The GPU in question is gtx 1060 6gb of some brand name and configuration. The prices and availability are so far and few between that I haven't decided on a exact model. I was wondering if anyone could help me indentify what PCI/PCIe and Express Card slots I have. I have looked on Lenovo's part lookup page but I'm so new to this I don't honestly know what exactly I am searching for. Pardon my ignorance. I intent to try a DIY eGPU setup since I do infact have the Express card reader. I know I could use a PCIe setup and remove the wifi card but that seems like alot more of a hassle than a "plug and play" style setup from the Express card slot even though I will lose performance. Lets be honest it's still going to be better than the HD4000 or K2000m. I have read briefly about the whitelist on the BIOS and may have a workaround but I am still researching so any experience into the matter would be greatly appreciated. Right, so any help with maybe getting part numbers and other specfications is much appreciated. Again, pardon my ignorance. Some sites regading the matter. http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/partslookuphttps://egpu.io/forums/https://www.techinferno.com/index.php?/forums/topic/9474-15-lenovo-w530-gtx9504gbpsc-ec2-pe4c-v30-wi... Thanks everyone! Merry Christmas and ... Read more

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I have a Thinkpad W530 and an LG smart tv.I used to send the notebook display to the TV via an HDMI cable.Now it does not work any longer: whichever HDMI input I choose on the TV the notebook does not shows on the TV screen. The correct HDMI input appears in the list on the TV screen, but when I select it a 'no signal' warning shows up.What option/driver should I check?Carlo

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The "Lenovo System Update" has yesterday installed a new BIOS. After the rebooot (initiated by the update) the Notebook is "bricket" - I can see the light for a short time, the DVD-Rom can be heard and five beeps in two rounds. After this: nothing. What i can do?

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Yesterday, 07 August 2018, I replaced a non-backlit keyboard w/a backlit keyboard (English/US) FRU: 04Y0528. The keyboard worked until a few minutes later when "uncontrolled scrolling" occurred on everything that I tried to access. It scrolls to the bottom and also when I access any menu/program it scrolls up and down and/or scrolls to the bottom. All my updates are current both for Lenovo and Windows 10 Pro version 1803 build 17134.191. 1. I have turned off all "live tiles"2. Personalization, Colors, Auto pick an accent color from my background is NOT checked.3. I do not use a wireless mouse or external keyboard Any suggestions would be extremely appreciated. Thank you. 

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Hello community,  you probably discussed this particular workstation and panel already over an over in the past. Actually I noticed that there seems to be some real expertise about the "AUO B156HW01 V.4" panel in this forum, so I eventually decided to sign up and now hope you can perhaps help me too.I am currently searching for a refurbished notebook around 600 Euro (700$) max and my main purpose for it will be photo editing and graphic design (Adobe Creative Suite) and in the future also some Cinema 4D and CAD. So a rather decent display with a high gamut is especially important for me. Of course my budget limits me there a bit, but I'd rather go for the best display than the most powerful machine within that budget.After some research I ended up taking a closer look at workstations, especially the Lenovo W series and the HP Elitebook. As the latter has the best display with the Dreamcolor option, it is unfortunately out of my budget anyway, so I researched more about Lenovos Workstations and ended up focusing on the W530 with the AUO B156HW01 V.4 Panel. This panel allegedly covers 95% of AdobeRGB and got a lot of praise in forums. But also some criticism (oversatured, red tint, hard to calibrate properly).So digging up more information about that display, I found out that the W520 uses it too, but I wondered that there were so many deviating display-test results between the W520 and the W530. They seem to handle and dis... Read more

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I have three displays that are working, two from samsung and my laptop display.  a fourth display is not being detected. (It was detected previously).  I've updated drivers for the monitors and the displays but no luck. I've rebooted the system as well. displays are connected via the display port, the vga port and one of the dvi dual ports.  I'm running windows 10.

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I bought a used W530 with 24 gigs ram, i7 cpu.  I've installed all the latest drivers on lenovo's support.  Everything seems to work great except the touchpad (touchpad did the same thing before I updated anything).  When sliding my finger across sometimes it just stops and the cursor won't move again until I firmly tap twice, almost like the cursor is frozen in place and the taps wake it up.  Other times the cursor will jump to the other side of the screen when scrolling.  Sometimes it clicks with the slightest touch, and other times I have to firmly tap. I've read most of the issues on this forum but they don't sound like this problem.  This feels like a flakey touchpad.  I see on ebay you can get the touchpad sticker/cover, the entire palmrest with ribbon cables, or the touchpad sensor board.  If I can't fix the issue with software, is the problem most likely the palmrest piece or the sensor board?  I'm assuming the sensor board is what the palmrest plugs into somewhere by the motherboard, but I'm not sure as I haven't torn into it yet and the maintenance manual doesn't show that sensor board. I'm going to attempt disabling the trackpoint in the driver as I just found that suggestion on the forum and see if that fixes the touchpad.  If that solves the problem, is there a hardware fix for the trackpoint or is that just getting a replacement keyboard?  I doubt that will be the issue since the trackpoint and all... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 55.2

Hi, I am currently using the ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3 - 170W with 2 x 1920x1080 displays @ 60Hz a display. I am doing so by connecting one of the monitors to the DVI-D output on the docking station and 1 to a USB to HDMI converter (I was having issues with the VGA for some reason). I also use the laptop display as a third screen in the setup. What I am looking to do is purchase 3 x 2560x1440 displays and have the docking station power all 3 of these @ 60Hz. I understand that I can only use 2 display ports to do this so I intent to add a USB32DPPRO to achieve this, however my question is will they all run @ 60Hz. I have found this link which confirms I can run 2 displays at the resolution I'm after, but it does not mention anything about the refresh rate. https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/gb/en/solutions/migr-76767.  I'm just a little confisued as when you start looking at refresh rates on 4K for example, it says you can only run 1 screen @ 60Hz and if you add another screen the refresh rate drops to 30Hz for both. This is when used with the ThinkPad Workstation Dock 230W. More information here https://support.lenovo.com/gb/en/solutions/acc100247. If anybody could help demistify this that would be great! I am using a NVIDIA Quardo K1000M as my GPU and the Inter(R) HD Graphics 4000 for the onbaord graphics. It's probably worth nothing that if I can get all 3 monitors to run @ 60Hz and 2560x1440 I would not need to use the laptop screen... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 55.2

Hey everyone, I think this is easily possible, but I wanted to confirm before pulling the trigger on another monitor. I currently am using my W530 with a Dell U2713H external monitor (2560x1440) and would like to add another one. Would the W530 be able to handle Mini DP to DP into the Dell U2713H and then DP out to DP in of a second Dell U2713H. I think this is a common daisychaining method, but wanted to confirm. Please share your setup if it is at all informative. Thanks for the help!  

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RELEVANCY SCORE 55.2

Hi, I am currently using the ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3 - 170W with 2 x 1920x1080 displays @ 60Hz a display. I am doing so by connecting one of the monitors to the DVI-D output on the docking station and 1 to a USB to HDMI converter (I was having issues with the VGA for some reason). I also use the laptop display as a third screen in the setup. What I am looking to do is purchase 3 x 2560x1440 displays and have the docking station power all 3 of these @ 60Hz. I understand that I can only use 2 display ports to do this so I intent to add a USB32DPPRO to achieve this, however my question is will they all run @ 60Hz. I have found this link which confirms I can run 2 displays at the resolution I'm after, but it does not mention anything about the refresh rate. https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/gb/en/solutions/migr-76767.  I'm just a little confisued as when you start looking at refresh rates on 4K for example, it says you can only run 1 screen @ 60Hz and if you add another screen the refresh rate drops to 30Hz for both. This is when used with the ThinkPad Workstation Dock 230W. More information here https://support.lenovo.com/gb/en/solutions/acc100247. If anybody could help demistify this that would be great! I am using a NVIDIA Quardo K1000M as my GPU and the Inter(R) HD Graphics 4000 for the onbaord graphics. It's probably worth nothing that if I can get all 3 monitors to run @ 60Hz and 2560x1440 I would not need to use the lap... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 55.2

Hi, I am currently using the ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3 - 170W with 2 x 1920x1080 displays @ 60Hz a display. I am doing so by connecting one of the monitors to the DVI-D output on the docking station and 1 to a USB to HDMI converter (I was having issues with the VGA for some reason). I also use the laptop display as a third screen in the setup. What I am looking to do is purchase 3 x 2560x1440 displays and have the docking station power all 3 of these @ 60Hz. I understand that I can only use 2 display ports to do this so I intent to add a USB32DPPRO to achieve this, however my question is will they all run @ 60Hz. I have found this link which confirms I can run 2 displays at the resolution I'm after, but it does not mention anything about the refresh rate. https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/gb/en/solutions/migr-76767.  I'm just a little confisued as when you start looking at refresh rates on 4K for example, it says you can only run 1 screen @ 60Hz and if you add another screen the refresh rate drops to 30Hz for both. This is when used with the ThinkPad Workstation Dock 230W. More information here https://support.lenovo.com/gb/en/solutions/acc100247. If anybody could help demistify this that would be great! I am using a NVIDIA Quardo K1000M as my GPU and the Inter(R) HD Graphics 4000 for the onbaord graphics. It's probably worth nothing that if I can get all 3 monitors to run @ 60Hz and 2560x1440 I would not need to use the lap... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 55.2

Hi, I am currently using the ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3 - 170W with 2 x 1920x1080 displays @ 60Hz a display. I am doing so by connecting one of the monitors to the DVI-D output on the docking station and 1 to a USB to HDMI converter (I was having issues with the VGA for some reason). I also use the laptop display as a third screen in the setup. What I am looking to do is purchase 3 x 2560x1440 displays and have the docking station power all 3 of these @ 60Hz. I understand that I can only use 2 display ports to do this so I intent to add a USB32DPPRO to achieve this, however my question is will they all run @ 60Hz. I have found this link which confirms I can run 2 displays at the resolution I'm after, but it does not mention anything about the refresh rate. https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/gb/en/solutions/migr-76767.  I'm just a little confisued as when you start looking at refresh rates on 4K for example, it says you can only run 1 screen @ 60Hz and if you add another screen the refresh rate drops to 30Hz for both. This is when used with the ThinkPad Workstation Dock 230W. More information here https://support.lenovo.com/gb/en/solutions/acc100247. If anybody could help demistify this that would be great! I am using a NVIDIA Quardo K1000M as my GPU and the Inter(R) HD Graphics 4000 for the onbaord graphics. It's probably worth nothing that if I can get all 3 monitors to run @ 60Hz and 2560x1440 I would not need to use the laptop screen... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 51.2

Hi, recently bought a used ThinkPad w530 in Germany.The Computer were shipped with a 9 Cell Battery, with is 170 W Adapter, Windows 10 64 bit.I don't know why, but when I turn On the computer, it shows off: "The connected AC adapter has a lower wattage than the recommended model which was shipped with the system. To boot with the AC adapter, please connect the AC adapter which was shipped with the system.Press Esc to continue." Laptop charge only when it's in hibernate / power off stateI tried powering it on without batteryresult- seems to boot, but after 2 second the computer power offTried checking the AC port.Result- does not seem to be loose. The cable from the port to the motherboard is also in good shape as well as the cables to the back of the port.Tried uninstalling and reinstalling the power managerResult- does not fix the problem. Laptop still doesnt chargeTried checking the battery healthResult- battery is also fine.Tried battery hard resetDoes not fix the problemTried to install Lenovo Vantage, and turned off aereoplane modeDoes not fix the problem I read all  the post related to this problem on the internet, but nothing seems to work.In addition, the German seller does not respond to my emails. Any suggestion?  

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RELEVANCY SCORE 51.2

Please see the picture below. This error happens randomly when I close my lid, and/or move my laptop fast from one place to the other. I get either the error screen below or a blank screen. Both the error screen below and blank screen require me to hold the power button down and reboot my W530.
 
Has anyone ever experienced this error? What is the cause of this issue? Does anyone know of a fix that won't void my warrantee? 
 
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A:ThinkPad W530: Blank Screen/Weird Colorful screen on Lid Open

Looks like a loose/damaged connection between the display and the laptop. no way to fix it without opening the laptop. Which warranty do you have? if you have the on-site, they send a tech or parts out to fix it.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 50.4

I broke my w530 screen, need to replace it. Can I  replace W530 1600x900 LCD with  W530 1920x1080? Thanks













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A:Can I replace W530 1600x900 LCD with W530 1920x1080?

Hello.
 
Yes you can. Here are the compatible FHD screens from the parts lookup list.
 
04W1544 N AUO 15.6FHD04W3471 N AUO 15.6"FHD AG04W6851 N LCD ASM FHD AUO for CS
 
And here is a great pictorial for changing the screen, it's for the T530, but the procedure is identical.
Replacing the T530's screen
 
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RELEVANCY SCORE 50.4

Briefly, Ive been using my W530 for 4 months without issue.  Last month I was prompted for a BIOS update via Lenovo Update. The BIOS was then flashed and updated. Since then I have been plagued with random shutdowns and the inability for the laptop to power on when hitting the power button. The only way to power on my laptop when having these issues is to use the ritualistic 10 press of the power button followed by a press and hold for 30 seconds of the power buttton to discharge potential static. This worked, until recently it would not work at all. I then removed the CMOS under the laptop keyboard and the machine was powering on with one press of the power button and didnt randomly shut off anymore. The new CMOS battery arrived and I installed it and now the machine fails to power on at all with or without a CMOS wether its the new one, old one or none at all. When pressing power you hear a noise as if something is running through it and then the green circle around the power button stays solid for 3 seconds then it goes off and it never starts. Any thoughts from the community possibly? Thanks for your time and effort.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 49.6

From my understanding th W530 comes with the Lenovo Enhanced experience. 3.0.  Part of this experience is supposed to be a boot time 40% faster than norrmal computers.  Well, I tested mine against my Dad's nothing special HP laptop (i5 with 6GB ram, single 7200rpm HDD).  His booted signifigantly faster than mine (about 20-30 seconds)    My W530 has 12GB of RAM, an i7, and 2 7200rpm  hard drives RAID 0 together.  I would think my boot time would be somewhere in the neighborhood of 30 seconds or faster.  Instead, I'm getting boot times of 60-80 seconds.  Any idea of what could  be going on?  I've uninstalled Norton AV.  The programs that boot with the OS are:Bluetooth devicesDolby Home theaterintel Rapid Storage tecIntel Management and Securty StatNvidia SettingsAvast AV  





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A:W530 slow boot time

Actually I just found out the hard drive to my Dad's HP is 5400RPM.  This just makes it worse how his is still able to beat my on boot up.I ran a benchmark on both computers AS SSD.  Here are his resultsHere are my W530's resultsI find it strange that even though my Hard Drives out perform his.  HIs computer still boots faster.  But that isn't even what i'm most concerned about.  I just find it so strange how Lenovo brags about the Lenovo Enhanced experience 3.0, and as far as I can tell.  I really doesn't do anything.





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RELEVANCY SCORE 49.6

Hi,  I have  w530 and  I install  win 10 to on msata   ssd, after that  add  1 tb  hdd  in primary slot.  When  I  disconected hdd  the windows  doesnt boot(my  all system files  on  SSD) I can not figure out what  the reason ?  Thank you for  any solution.

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