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P52 and T540p SSD Drive Combatibilty

Q: P52 and T540p SSD Drive Combatibilty

I have a new Lenovo p52 to replace my Lenovo t540p which the ssd drive died. Can I clone a new ssd drive from the p52 to install in the t540p? Will drivers and bios be compatible?

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Preferred Solution: P52 and T540p SSD Drive Combatibilty

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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Hi All, I have a T540p series laptop that has a free M.2 port (where the WWAN Card would have been if configured). I want to put a small 16GB or 32GB SSD that will be used for caching the standard 500GB HDD. Will this drive work as intended (MyDigitalSSD Super Boot Drive 42mm SATA III (6G) M.2 2242 NGFF SSD (16GB))???And does the M.2 port on the T540p support SATA or PCIe bus??? Just need a yes and which bus answers please.

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Hi, A question or two for anyone that has the t540p. I have an SSD purchased for my t510 still and had intended to swap it over. Unfortunately I have met with immediate resistance from the machine itself. Following the instructions on the Lenovo site: http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/pd029705 it suggests you: unscrew the back, remove a single screw inside and then slip the old drive out. Suffice to say that although the screws remove easily, the drive itself remains firmly in place. To my questions: has anyone successfully removed a HDD from a t540p? Did you have to apply much pressure to dislodge the drive? Does the piece of black plastic that surrounds the sides of the drive remove with the drive? Please can I see any photos/video of you removing the drive so I can check how you do it? The HDD is covered in a silver sliver, it looks as though there are two extra pieces of silver film covering maybe two screw holes, is the drive actually screwed in with more than the one screw suggested on the Lenovo site? Many thanks to anyone that can assist,Tom













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A:t540p hard drive replace

The plastic sleeve has four nibs that are pressed into the four screw holes on the side of the drive.  That's how it is attached to the drive.  The "silver film" is actually a metal tape.  It's sticky, but removable.  Once you've removed the screw, just lift up on the tab where the screw fastened the drive holder to the base.  With the screw out, the only thing holding the drive to the board is the SATA/power connector on the drive.  Lift by the tab, then pull the whole assembly away from the board. Peel the tape of gently--it will come off--so that you can put it back on the new drive.  The plastic holder pops off, one nib at a time.  Reverse your steps to install the new drive. 

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Dear all, I have simple question , will the ThinkPad 540p have Western Digital HDD as its primary HDD or someone else before me change the HDD , and if possible any method to check this issuse. 

A:ThinkPad T540p Hard Drive Type.

Hi saherboy,Warm Greetings & welcome to Lenovo Community, happy to have you here.
 
You can use Lenovo Parts Lookup to check the configured parts for your system and also for ThinkPad T540p 1TB and 500GB variants of WD are available according to OEM parts list.
    
I hope the above information helped you.
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 
Regards,Prabhansh_______________________________________________Tap that Kudos button if I helped.If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!

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I have a T540p and for some time I've been using a hard drive caddy in the multibay with no problems. Recently I had to take the laptop apart to replace the fan, but since then, the laptop fails to see the caddy in Windows or in the BIOS.I've been back inside and reseated everything multiple time, I even bought a 2nd hand sister board to try out, but that had the same results.The BIOS got reset when I replaced the fan, so I'm not sure if I've done anything there. I've upgraded the BIOS and tried turning Intel Virtual tech, even disabling/enabling the I/O for the multibay. I've tested both hard drive caddies in a mac and they see the hard drive fine. Sadly I've lost the original DVD drive, so I can't test out with that. Any suggestions on what the problem is? Other then the hard drive caddy, the machine works fine.

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I have a T540p and for some time I've been using a hard drive caddy in the multibay with no problems. Recently I had to take the laptop apart to replace the fan, but since then, the laptop fails to see the caddy in Windows or in the BIOS.I've been back inside and reseated everything multiple time, I even bought a 2nd hand sister board to try out, but that had the same results.The BIOS got reset when I replaced the fan, so I'm not sure if I've done anything there. I've upgraded the BIOS and tried turning Intel Virtual tech, even disabling/enabling the I/O for the multibay. I've tested both hard drive caddies in a mac and they see the hard drive fine. Sadly I've lost the original DVD drive, so I can't test out with that. Any suggestions on what the problem is? Other then the hard drive caddy, the machine works fine.

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I have a t540p 8gb mem and 256 gb SSD drive.Both are prooving to be to small. There is a bay above the card reader with a piece of plastic installed.Can I install an SSD SATA drive there ? If so what would the model no. be for 256gb SSD sata 3 Can I tell if i can add more memory ? thanksPhil

A:Add RAM and SSD to a t540p

RAM is easy.  The maximum is 2X8GB = 16GB.  You need low voltage (DDR3l) 1.35V.
 
You can replace your SSD with a larger one, but you have an additional option if you don't have a WWAN card.  I used a W540, which is similar, and I moved my boot drive to an M.2 drive in the WWAN slot.  You need to get a format 2242 (42mm) drive.  There are 256GB drives and also I think Transcend also makes 512GB drives in that format.  (TS512GMTS400)  The 2242 drives are less common than the more widely used 2280 drives.  II then put a large platter-based drive for data in the main HDD slot, keeping the boot data on the faster SSD.

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I haven't burned a CD or DVD in a long time.But I just tried but cannot burn an ISO image file to DVD using a T540p with Windows 10 installed.I always get error message shown in the attached image regardless whether I select 6x or 2x write speeds.I can the same Error code whether I use ISORecorder (Windows 7, so I guess will work for Windows 10) or the Windows 10 native burn functionality.They are blank DVDs so I have no recollection what they are.How do I know what speed the drive should write at or what media to buy for this drive? 


























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A:I have a T540p and can't burn a DVD

As per the screenshot of my device manage, the driver is listed as MATS HITA DVD RAM UJ8E2 I can't believe the forum auto censored the MATS HITA to 'mat**bleep**a


























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Hello all, My laptop T540p doesn't work anymore. It ran oput of power as far as I can tell and since that moment in time it stopped working. No matter if I plug it in - with battery or w/o battery or with another battery - it makes not difference. There is no light comming up and no sounds. It is as deas as it can be.What is the worst:I have a three year waranty - that is valid - (confirmed by lenovo website) with next business day response.But I hear NOTHING (!!!!) from the support!I payed for this extra money and therefore I want the service I paid for. Is this so unreasable?How can I get the support to contact me as laid out by the contract?This is so frustrating!Please helpMarkP.s.: In case someone at lenovo actualy cares about their customers:Ticket number is: 304YCQZSerial Numer / IMEI of the laptop is: R900LZT2

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Hi,recently purchased lenovo T540P laptops with i5-4200 configuration. need to upgrade to the latest i7 processor. is it possible to do that and what is the available option and pros and cons of doing that. Kindly help me in this regard with a proper solution. regardsGRK

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I have 2 T540P's one is my everyday laptop the other is for storing images on and the 500GB has been filled up twice this year since I got it. I am looking toi replace the Hard Drive to a 2 TB being the iamges take up alot of hd space. So I am looking to get a copy of the WIndows 7 Operating System so I can replace the HD and not have to worry about needing a copy. Unless there is one as a Recovery on the Hard Dtrive Now and how do I remove it / transfer it and get back and on to the Hard Drive so I can use this T540P Laptop? Just to know I am not much with Computers / Technology as to anything... I only use computers for personal use; emails, documents, online search and shopping. So please talk in low tech term as I have someone that can help a brother but it is an hour & half drive if it requires more technology knowledge... Where can I get a copy of the OS so I can change the Hard Drive Out? Only had the T540 maybe 6 months and filled up the 500 GB Twice and had to move the iamges to an external HD which is a pain when needing to go back and find a video ir two to review... Any information would be Helpful...Oneida101 

A:How do I get a Copy of My OS for T540P???

Hi,
 
You can call support and order media (for a charge) or make you own locally from the recovery image.  There are tools to do that in your existing Win 7 installation.
 
See "Making media" in the below:
 
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Community-Spotlight/ThinkPad-T450s-SSD-migration-amp-OS-Installation-Cl...
 
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Hi everyone -  I have a Sierra EM7345 WWAN Card fitted to my T540p laptop and I know that the GPS is working as Google Map can locate the very room I am located in within my house.  I need to use the GPS to work with other mapping products. Namely Memory Map. But I am unable to locate the working COM Ports and settings to configure Memory Map to - which is a very easy process.  Can anyone help? Please! I am at my wits end and really need someones help. Thanks Simon

A:GPS not functioning on T540p

HiSolution depends on the OS running on the laptop, wwan card drivers installed (whether they are OS built-in or manufacturer's ones), modem configuration, your computing skills.As I understand, in case Lenovo (Sierra) drivers have been installed you didn't change any default installation settings. Please, confirm that. Also, check out Device Manager, Ports category. Is em7345 NMEA or AT port missing?The fastest way to resolve the task is to use the 3rd party driver to map location sensor to the virtual NMEA port. Also it's possible to use internal, built-in modem's capabilities to provide NMEA data.We'll do it after your answers.

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How can i use a GTX 1080ti with T540p?

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I just reformated my hardrive and reinstall the drivers but I am not sure about the driver for my touchpad. It used to be easy to click but now I have to go to the bottom left of the touchpad to make it work. I installed the mouse river from https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-t-series-laptops/thinkpad-... but it does not seem to work. Thoughts? Thx

A:T540p touchpad driver

I don't even have the Thinkpad tab in the mouse setup (see pic)

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I have a T540p and Im wondering if it possible to upgrade the keyboard to a backlit keyboard ?The model # is 20BFS2JD00.

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I just got this laptop at end of February.  When I click on the icons in the lower right corner, there is an icon with a battery and plug.  It says 96% available (plugged in, not charging).Anyone know why?  And what the fix is?

A:T540p plugged in, not charging

Hi Laurenametrano,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
I?m sorry to hear that you are facing the issue with battery not charging on ThinkPad T540p.
 
You may refer to the steps from the following Lenovo article and check if it helps.
 
Please click here to know the complete details on setting up the battery not charging option.
 
Hope this helps.
 
Best regards.

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For the first time in a few months, I tried to listen to my laptop (a T540p running Windows 7 64-bit) via wired headphones...however my laptop is no longer able to detect my wired headphones when I plug them into the headphone jack.(Note that it has been a while since I've tried to use wired headphones so I don't know how long this has been going on...and I dropped my laptop between the last time it worked and now)(Also note that the headphones are brand new and work on other devices)That said, the moment I plug them in or unplug them, I hear the static I'd expect to hear, however the laptop just doesn't register that they're there. Even more puzzling, when I have my headphones plugged in when I start my computer, the audio PLAYS THROUGH THE HEADPHONES despite the tray icon saying it's playing through the speakers and the headphones still not being detected. The moment I unplug/plug them back in, it's the original issue (audio via speakers; headphones not detected) anew.The second thing is that an error pertaining to the Realtek Audio Plugin has just started occurring. The details from the error message are as follows:Problem signature:  Problem Event Name:    APPCRASH  Application Name:    RAVCpl64.exe  Application Version:    1.0.0.1105  Application Timestamp:    59783483  Fault Module Name:    RAVCpl64.exe  Fault Module Version:    1.0.0.1105  F... Read more

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Hello,i have an Lenovo ThinkPad t540p and from a while.,when i connect to charger,some weird things happen in house!The speakers from Home cinema start to make a noise ( to buzz) or if i have my second laptop connected at my TV via HDMI cable,when i put on charge the Lenovo. The TV lost the connection of HDMI and image become black...if i remove the charger from socket...the image returns on tv. Also if i listen music on headphones and i put on charge...i hear a noise ( buzz) in headphones...also the charger make a noise ( buzz ) and get very very hot. I think is normal to be hot...but i dont understand why is affect my others devices in house.Thank you in advance

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HelloI have a T540p that is about 3 years young and it would not start at all nothing. I went thru all the steps to recover thinking it was the sleep issue. no go nothing worked. I dissassembled it finding that the ac power supply plug that attaches to the system board overheated and burnt the system board. The ac supply was the one that was in the box with the computer.has anyone else had this issue?  now im inthe market for a new laptop. I have had T series lap tops for a long time. i'm skeptical of think pads now because of this issue. 

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Is the T550 keyboard the same as T540p/W540 ?

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T540P Windows 10 latest bios 2.33. I'm going in circles here on this issue.  When I'm plugged in, I throttle down to a crawl and the latop is almost unusable.  The instant I unplug my laptop from A/C, it immeditely goes back to full speed and everything works fine.  The battery is charging fine whie plugged in.  It behaves the same on the docking station (throttles).  I have read probably hundreds of posts online and have tried every possible answer and nothing has worked.  I have it set to high performance power mode, I've set my minimum/maximum cpu states to 100% and even tried throttlestop and it can't even seem to be able to stop the throttling (I could be using it wrong but I disabled all the throttling check boxes and it still throttles). I attached images to show my cpu state on both battery and A/C and my power plan settings.

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Hello everyone, I have been trying to get Linux running correctly on my T540p without success so far.The issue is that the CPU keeps on overheating and then throttles itself.I haven't met this issue on Windows during the few months I've had the computer. I've spent a lot of time on this and worked with other people too, here's what came up: the CPU is constantly running at maximum clock speed, which generates more heat and thus triggers throttling. It also makes it use a lot more power, which drastically reduces battery life (from 6 to 2 hours). SpeedStep is properly set in the BIOS, and the BIOS itself is up to date.I have tried different Linux distributions (Debian, Ubuntu LTS, Archlinux). I've set up thermald, enabled the microcode updates, used intel_pstate, read the whole Archwiki page and basically tried all of it. Even using more "manual" modes such as acpi-cpufreq with "ondemand" doesn't help.The only thing that helped was manually setting the frequency to a low value, which increased the autonomy at the cost of performance. Having Linux running is essential for my professional work, and one of the reasons why I choose Lenovo.I would appreciate any help. Thanks for reading !

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I'm having a problem with my T540p. It is currently running Windows 10 (Non Insider Build), and is almost always running very hot . . . like, so hot it burns my legs through thick jeans. I periodically check the Task Manager to see if something is using a ton of the CPU, but everything seems normal. I don't even know what to do to fix this. Any ideas? Note: I've taken apart laptops before and the end result is ALWAYS something broken internally (i.e. a screw-hole breaks, or a snap-in clasp breaks, nothing vital but still) so I'm not very comfortable with taking apart my laptop to clean the fan or anything. Thanks,Joshua

A:T540p runs HOT and fan on high

Hi,  did you ever find a solution to your 540 running hot. I have same problem , even burns my legs!  and mine even gets hot when lid is shut and i have it set to hibernation or sleep.  thxmike

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Hello,I have the Thinkpad T540p (20BECTO1WW) with the ThinkPad 170W Ultra Dock.I have two external Monitors and the native one active. I want to add another Monitor to my setup but cant do it.How many external Monitors does my Model support? I have the standard Graphicscards built in:GeForce® GT 730MIntel® HD Graphics (integrated) The two external Monitors are running through AVI and HDMI. I wanted to add the third external Monitor through DVI. Do I need DisplayPort? Do I need a special BIOS setting? Im running on ubuntu 16.04, but I dont think that this is important.Is there any support for a 4th monitor or are 3 Monitors the limit?

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Hi, I have a T540p laptop with original 1366x768 screen (FRU 0x0514, model Chimei Innolux CMI N156BGE-E11).I recently wanted to change this screen by a full HD screen (1920x1080). So, I have downloaded the T540p FRU list here : ThinkPad T540p FRU ListI saw there was a similar model Chimei Innolux CMI CMI N156HGE-EA1 (FRU 04X0529) with Full HD. I bought it and was surprised to see the connector is not located in the same place (down in the middle for the original screen, down in the right for the FHD screen) so that it can't be installed without bending the LCD cable ; moreover, the FHD screen seems not compatible with the laptop as it displays light but not any image. The FRU document lists several others FHD screens, but it seens, searching on the web, none of them has the connector located at the same place than the original screen. Does someone know a compatible Full HD screens list for T540p ? Thanks 

A:T540p replacement screen

The 1366x768 screen uses different LCD lid assembly than Full HD os 3K display. The last two screen uses thin Lcd rear back cover & front bezel 04X5523 04X5521 and there is a difference in the video cables too.04X5539 EDP,Wedge CABLES INTERNA for the 1366x768 screen04X5540 EDP,Flat,FHD CABLES INTERNAL for the Full HD screen04X5541 EDP,Flat,FHD++ CABLES INTERNAL for the 3K screenLook for a full hd model review for a specific model number and type it to the Parts Lookup and list all the parts.I think you would need the followin replacement parts:04X5523 LCD front bezel04X5521 LCD rear cover assembly04X5535 04X5536 Hinges (left and right, I think)04X5540 LCD cable

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Hi -  I have  T540p running on Windows 7 that is equipped with a Sierra EM7345 4G LTE Modem however I cannot get the GPS function to work. I REALLY need to get this working as its going to affect my work sooner or later. Thanks Everyone. S

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On 5/23 I sent my under-warranty T540p to repair a failing screen.  It was received by the depot on 5/24.  Almost two weeks later, support still has no ETA on when it will be repaired, and the repair status has been stuck on "Hold for customer information" since Friday 5/27.  When I first called, I was told this would be a quick repair.  Unless I can get this back soon, I'm going to be forced to by a new laptop (needless to say, it most certainly will not be a Lenovo).  What's the point of having a three-year warranty if it doesn't include even semi-timely repairs???

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Hi, I have a strange problem and I have been struggling with it for almost a year now. I have T540p on Windows 10. I can hibernate without any issue while the laptop is docked on my Ultra Dock. But when the laptop is not docked and I attempt hibernation, it starts the hibernation process but then stops and just goes back in Windows. I am not always using the docking station so I need hibernation to work while undocked as well. Any ideas? I run system update regularly with hopes that an update might solve this problem. So the system is up to date

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Created a recovery usb using Lenovo USB Creator and when trying to restore it says prodcut recovery failed. Whats the matter ? How to solve this issue as there is not one solution on the internet that worked. It really seems its gonna be my very last thinkpad and will never get one again. Too many issues lately. 

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Hi, I have a lenovo t540p,I was wondering what will happen if I add 32gb ( 2 x 16). The laptop will detect the extra 16gb ? Thanks













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A:Lenovo t540p 32gb

Unfortunately, the T540p doesn't support the new 16GB DDR3L modules.

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I currently Own a T540P, I use the Large Size Battery for It, Which Other Thinkpads Use This Battery? The T560? T520? Which Models can use the same the Battery??? One of the reasons Why I bought the T540P was ability to get a larger battery for extended use where there is no power to recharge a battery. Oneida101

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I have a Lenovo T540p. I purchased a Gobi 5000 chip with a Verizon SIM card. The SIM card is 3FF in size and does not fit correctly into the card slot. Does it require a 3FF to 2FF converter?  

A:T540p SIM slot size

Has anyone got an answer yet? 

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Setup:Win8.1 EnterpriseThinkpad T540p on UltraDock with its screen in 1920x1080 resolution as secondary monitorLenovo 24" in 1920x1080 resolution external monitor as primary monitor Workaround:Flip the resolution to 1600x900 then to 1920x1080 again OR undock and redock Thinkpad.  Done so far:I've tried upgrading and downgrading the Intel driver to no avail. The latest driver can't be installed because of an error that I don't have appropriate system - managed to install it but the issue persist. Currently:Running on driver version 10.18.10.6958.   Issue:When moving windows to the secondary monitor, the screen resolution behaves like it's running in 1600x900 when in fact it's set to 1920x1080.  Is there any permanent fix?

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Hello!Please somebody i need help, I'm trying to connect eGPU on my T540p I'm using windows 10. When i go to configuration there's no option to switch to UMA graphics even on display all i get is:1. Boot display device2. Total graphics memory And lastly Boot time extension, and my screen goes blank when I've connected my eGPU. Please help I've been trying for a week now im stuck, i updated everything but still no progress even updating BIOs but nothing Help ? 

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I had put my laptop in my bag thinking it was on sleep, but it wasn't. When I pulled it up several hours later, it was a little warm and the fan was running but the screen was black. I turned it off on the power button and tried to turn it on again. The keyboard light appeared and the fan started, but only black screen, and the computer gave 4x4 beeps. Then nothing. Tried to turn on and off again and again with the same result. Forth time or so the beeping stopped. Tried to connect to an external display but no signal was passed so it wasn't "just" the laptop. Tried to remove power cable and battery and hold down the power button for 30 secs, which some have reported to solve similar problems. Tried this multiple times with no luck. Then I screwed free the lid inot the RAM and Harddrive on hte back of the laptop. I took my two RAM blocks out and put them back in. I took my Harddrive out and put it back in. After this the computer started normally. I am so relieved and wanted to pass this on so it might help others with a similar problem.

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Hi, I have a T540p with Windows 8.1. I did all configurations needed, Windows is working. Also internal Microphon and F4 key were working fore month.Problems:- Internal Microphon stopped working- F4 key does not function any moreHow can I solve these problems? Thanks a lot!

A:T540p: Microphone & F4 Key stopped working

This update might fix your hotkey issue Hotkey Features Integration for Windows 10 (32-bit, 64-bit), 8.1 (32-bit, 64-bit) - ThinkPadReadme.txthttps://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles/r09vu09w.txt Hotkey Features Integration File Downloadhttps://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles/r09vu09w.exe To check you microphone, right click on the speaker icon in lower right of the task bar, and select recording devices.   Once the recording device window opens, make sure that the microphone is enabled, and if not, right click on the microhpone and select enable.    If the Microphone is not shown, right click anywhere in the window, and select "show disabled devices" and then enable. Good Luck 

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Dear lovely Lenovo Support-Community, I own a T540p, 20BFS0JJ06, BIOS GMET72WW (2.20 ). A single 8GB DRAM Module is installed. When I add a 2nd 8GB DRAM module and I try to power up the system again, the screen remains black and the system does not boot.  When I use the 2nd DRAM module only, the system boots up and works. The problems begin when I use both of them. From specifications the DRAM mdules should be the same. DRAM1: M471B1G73DB0-YK0DRAM2: M471B1G73QH0-YK0 Thank you. 

A:T540p - 16GB DRAM not detected

Do you give it enough time? When memory size/configuration changes, things are configured at the first boot. More sticks = more time. Put both sticks in, turn it on and go get a cup of coffee for 5 minutes.

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Hi, I have a 3 year old (ish) T540p which all of a sudden is giving me this message when the ac power adapter is plugged in.  I have two adapters as I have the docking station also which I normally use and neither of these adapters are working.  I have read some posts on here and tried all of the suggested actions to rectify this but none seem to be working for some reason. Funnily enough in the Lenovo Vantage application I tried to do the battery gauge reset and as soon as i set that off the laptop started to charge and got up to 100%, i left it for a good couple of hours and didn't seem to move on to the next part in the cycle which is to drain the battery so I cancelled it.  I thought that the fact that it had started to charge might have reset something but alas I'm back in the same position where I'm getting the plugged in but not charging message. I've recently updated to Windows 10 but the chargers have worked fine since, now for some reason they are not. Can anybody give me any help troubleshooting to try and sort the problem out.  Is it likely to be the battery which needs replacing or is there someting else that it could be perhaps? Thanks.

A:T540p Thinkpad plugged in but not charging

What about your battery threshold settings? When you're doing battery calibration (gauge reset), it's a common thing that your inducator stucks at some percentage of charging and discharging. I suggest you to turn off any threshold you set, turn off the machine, turn it on with no battery, then turn it off and re-set the battery.What about discharging? Is it normal? Try to discharge it to below 50% and then plug the charger.





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No temperature issues, on ac power. Windows fully patched.Any ideas?

A:Thinkpad T540p Randomly Restarting

Look in the event log.  Run a memory test

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I am looking to buy a used T540p from ebay. The unit comes with Win8 but the seller says he can re-image the drive to Win7 with Lenovo Recovery discs. Will doing so also create a recovery partition on the HDD? Or will it leave alone whatever recovery partition is already there? Also, will I then also be able to burn my own Win7 recovery discs, assuming the seller does not ship any discs with the laptop? What I really want is a unit with Win7 and ideally the recovery partition is also Win7. If the unit does not come with a Lenovo Win7 recovery partition on the HDD, is there a possible way to install one myself? I've asked the seller these same questions, but I thought I should double check with the forums here as well. Thanks for any insight. -pd

A:Burning recovery discs for T540p

If the seller uses real, original Lenovo win 7 disks it will wipe out whatever is on the drive and install everything including the recovery partition.  If you get a machine in this condition, install the fix from microsoft knowledge base article KB3102810 to avoid windows update taking several hours the first time you run it.

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I have a T540p running win8 that I needed to do a clean factory restore as i was going to sell it. It didnt have a recovery partition, and no cd?s so i made a recovery disk using a 64gb usb drive and the recovery utility in the control panel. I booted the laptop to usb and selected keyboard layout to english. Selected troubleshoot, selected the option to perform clean install, also selected the option to create partition. Selected the 2nd option to perfom full format. After its finished the computer reboots back to the screen asking me to select language, and i?m back at square 1. Ive tried ro boot without the usb stick plugged in, and have also tried to boot by selecting the hard drive in the bios. What am i missing? I?m unable to continue setup. Thanks 

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Hello everyone, Today, my Lenovo T540p stopped booting up correctly. Things to note:- Computer does boot up, with the keyboard lighting up. However, when the screen starts, the UEFI Lenovo bootup screen is VERY faint.-  I have tried holding down the power button for 30 seconds with the battery removed, and other internet methods, but it has not been fixed.- I run Arch Linux and Windows 10 dual booted if that is of any help.

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I have the T540p and the webcam doesn't work at all. When I try using it in Skype and Adobe Connect, I just get the camera icon with a slash through it. I've read in other forums that uninstalling the webcam driver and reinstalling it doens't work. I really need the webcam to work so this is pretty urgent for me. Any help would be appreciated. Also, if you have tips for installing or uninstalling drivers, please also provide directions on exactly how to do that it would that would be great. 













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A:T540p - Webcam doesn't work

Just to add I'm running my machine on Windows 7, not Windows 8. 

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