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T480, 5120x1440 monitor on USB-C

Q: T480, 5120x1440 monitor on USB-C

Hello, is it possible to use a monitor with a resolution of 5120x1440 with the Intel UHD 620 in my T480? Thanks in advance!

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Hello,I have ThinkPad T480 and want to connect Lenovo L2250p external display (it has only DVI and VGA inputs) The display is currently equiped with miniDisplayPort to DVI cable (I used it with older T450)I borrowed USB-C to MiniDP(female) adapter, and try to connect USB-C Thuderbolt 3 port, but the signal didn't went through. iThe adapter must be working because in office I tried to connect the same way also Projector beamer (equipped with MiniDP>HDMI adapter) and signal went through. I thought the USB-C Thunderbolt 3 port is capable of sending DVI signal, or is there too many conversions/adapters connected? Does anyone know what can be the problem? Thanks a lot.

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I currently using a T460 and connect to two external monitors using the onboard hdmi & mini display ports.  I am not using the display on the T460 however. Which cable/adaptor I should buy to do the same on the T480?  Thanks.

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Hi,my laptop monitor starts flickering an a regular basis as soon as I start Visual Studio. Not always and not only with VS but very consistently. I know that there were some unresolved flickering issues last year, so I wanted to check if there are any updates. This is a deal breaker for me. It seems to related to the software (e.g. visual studio) and somehow to the scale setting of windows. With the recommended "200%" I get it very consistently in VS. With "175%" it seems to be better for now.At two occasions my display flickered very heafily in VS and then shut down. Had to close and open lid to get it running again. I have updated my BIOS to the newest version (BIOS Version/Date LENOVO N24ET44W (1.19 ), 07.11.2018)Display drivers too. Intel: 24.20.100.6344, Nvidea: 24.21.13.9836Resolution is 2560 x 1440 x 59 hertz with 200% scale. Both the "recommended" settings.System Model 20L5000BGE BR Matthias

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Hi, I have a new t480s with the intel uhd 620 driver, windoze 10.  Most of the time it is docked and an external monitor on displayport. Whenever the monitor powers off the windows all resize to what looks like the size of the 480 screen, so I have to rearrange everything each time.  Anyone find a fix or workaround? I saw posts from intel saying they are ignoring the issue and blaming MS on it. Thanks!

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Hi, I'm a bit confused after checking out the spec sheets of the T480 and T480s. Sometimes I read it has 1 USB-C port and sometimes it seems to have 2...  What I would like to do is to:- Charge the T480(s) via USB-C adapter- Connect a USB-C external monitor via USB-C and power the external Monitor via that USB-C "cable" Both at the same time. Is this possible with the T480/T480s without using a dock?

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I just ordered a T480 for son for college. I'd like to buy him a USB-C "travel monitor" (eg. the AOC 1601FWUX or the Asus MB169B+). These sorts of monitors are only connected by USB-C (for both signal and power). Will that work on a T480? Obviously the T480 has USB-C ports (two of them): 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1** Type-C (Power Delivery, DisplayPort, Data transfer)1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2** Type-C / Intel Thunderbolt 3 (Power Delivery, DisplayPort, Data transfer)From the stated specs, both have can perform the function of a DisplayPort connection, so I guess that the answer is "yes, this will work." However, the some of the travel monitors state that the computer must support "USB-C DP Alt Mode." I can't figure out whether the T480 supports "USB-C DP Alt Mode." I've searched this forum and the specs, but found nothing specifically on this.  I realize that if I also bought one of the Lenovo Docks, that he could run a second monitor. However, the goal is to use a "travel monitor" which he can stuff in his backpack along with the T480 and won't need anything but a USB-C cable (properly rated for USB 3.x data transmission) to run it. 

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I have a T480 with Windows 10 Pro connected to a Dell U3415W monitor via a DisplayPort to HDMI cable via a 40AJ0135US Ultra Dock (DisplayPort side connected to the docking station, HDMI connected to the monitor).  While using this setup, I will occasionally (sometimes quite frequently) get black-outs in the monitor for a few seconds and then the display returns without issue.  Its extremely annoying and interrupts my work.  Often, restarting the laptop will help resolve it for a while but it always returns in some fashion. I have run the ThinkPad Docking Station FW updater and it said everything is up to date.  Additionally, Lenovo System Update is 100% updated.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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I just noticed the bottom bezel of my t480 is somewhat hollow or soft. The top, left and right bezels are hard. Is this normal? I have an x230 and the bezels are hard all over.

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I'm considering buying a docking station to go with my T480 but I'm not certain what solution is best for me.I want to connect two monitors, one runs [email protected] (VGA or DVI) and the other [email protected] (VGA or HDMI). Initially I was considering the 'ThinkPad USB-C-dockingstation (40A90090EU)' and use the VGA plus one of the DP ports with an adapter. However, when I was reading the display configuration options for this dock I came to the conclusion that this does not seem to be possible. (https://support.lenovo.com/nl/en/solutions/pd029622#USB-C%20dock) Browsing through the forum the second best option appears to be the 'ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Dock (40AC, 40AC0135XX)'. The advantage is that it supports higher resolutions and direct HDMI connectivity. What I read from the display configuration options my configuration should not be an issue. (https://support.lenovo.com/nl/en/solutions/pd029622#thunderbolt)However, I cannot confirm that this dock is compatible with a T480. I think it should be as the T480 manual lists one of the USB-C connectors on the left as Thunderbolt-3 compatible. Does anyone have experience with this combination of hardware or otherwise can someone confirm this solution is going to work?The docks are just to expensive for just giving it a try in my opinion.   

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Another similar question, is it possible to install more RAM into the T480?  It comes with 16GB, but are there sockets available to install another 8GB?
 
Moderator note: post moved, subject edited to match content.  Was:  Re: X1 Carbon 3rd Gen Hard Drive Replacement

A:T480: add RAM?

Per the base spec:  "32GB max / 2400MHz DDR4, dual-channel capable, two DDR4 SO-DIMM sockets"
 
http://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PDF/ThinkPad/ThinkPad%20T480/ThinkPad_T480_Platform_Specificatio...
 
Depending on how your machine shipped, you may have a single 16GB stick and an empty socket, or two occupied sockets.
 
Z.

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I've noticed my fan always stays on regading the temps when my machine is plugged on the 65W charger, temperatures remain between 38 and 57 on light use, but even when idling the fan kicks on as soon as I plug in my charger and turns off a couple seconds after I plug it off. I have tried to fix it by installing the patch mentioned on https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/es/en/solutions/ht506625 and changin the BIOS profile for the plugged status (it's on the same profile now both for AC plugged and unplugged) but the problem perists. Anyone knows how to fix this issue without the need to install 3rd party software or can point me to the windows 10 settings that regukate this behaviour? Thanks in advance.

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If I buy a T480 mostly for office use I think an i5 could do the job or what do you think? I don't have any games at all but many people thinks that it is crazy not to buy an i7. Peter

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I have an interesting dilemma. I purchase my t480 with an m.2 NVME drive and built-in adapter, but am now looking to put a larger capacity Samsung 860 pro which is, of course, the SATA type - not m.2.... Does Lenovo offer the standard SATA adapter / HDD cage for sale as an accessory? Thanks

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I ordered a T480 with the Geforce MX150 option. Was surprised to see my delivered unit with Intel UHD 620 and simultaneously active with the Geforce GPU. The Intel GPU however is the default display adapter. Intel UHD 620 is active display adapterI've never quite seen this before. Desktop mainboard BIOS would typically disable the onboard GPU if slotted with an actual video card (leaving the OS blind to its presence), and all my previous laptops that I configured with a discrete GPU would have just that alone. Am I supposed to disable the UHD 620 in Device Manager in order to force the Geforce to take over? I don't see anything in the BIOS that can influence this (in fact it seems to suggest the UHD is in charge with its shared memory setting).

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Hi everyone, today I upgraded the RAM and the SSD of my T480. I am absolutely not doing this for the first time and I was really careful. I removed the external battery and deactivated the internal battery before starting with the procedure. I used only ESD-safe tools and an ESD-wristband to make sure that the device doens't get damaged by static discharge.After installing the components, my device would no longer turn on. When I connect the charger, the power led flashes 3x but when I press the powervbutton nothing happens. No fan spin, no lights turning on, absolutly nothing.I then tried removing the RAM and the SSD and turning on the machine. But that didn't work as well.After that I tried removing all the power sources (internal and external battery, CMOS-battery), pressing the power button for 60 seconds and leaving the device for 1 hour before reconnecting everything. But it still can't turn it on. Do you guys have any idea what I could try to make my device work again? Thanks in advance. --resonance

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We have an associate who uses a T480, he has dual screens and we have an HDMI and USB C to Hdmi for his displays. Most of the time they are running fine, sometimes though the USB C one goes black, and he has to unplug and replug it back in. Then it wakes up, we have replaced his USB C adapter and cable to the monitor and it hasn't helped. Is there possibly some settings that turns off the USB C port after a time period? It's hard to pin point because it happens throughout the day. Any help is appreciated.  Thanks in advanced.

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Hi, everyone. Need your help to determine if a 128GB M.2 2242 PCIe NVMe SSD part number HFM128GDGTNG (Lenovo P/N SSS0L24763) would work as a second drive in the WWAN slot of my 8th gen ThinkPad T480, model 20L5-001GUS. Thanks in advance for any help. Herlock

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Hi,New T480 user, with a new T480.I have a USB that I want to boot from for a temporary Linux session.I did the following:(1) Placed the USB key into the USB port(2) Restarted laptop(3) selected "Enter" when the red Lenovo logo starts on restart(4) selected the "boot from external device" option on the menu that appears(5) On the next menu that appears, I can see my USB key listed, but when I select it and press enter, nothing happens. It just stays on the same menu.I have tried this several times, restarting from both my admin account, and my windows account (I have these separate for security purposes), but cannot get it to work.Any suggestions?Thanks in advance

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T480 doesn?t charge with the USB-C AC charger plugged in. when the AC charger is plugged in, the orange LED illuminates and blinks three times, the plugged in logo pops up momentarily then nothing. The thinkpad was purchased in October this year with everything working flawlessly... I then left the standard 45W charger at an airport. I ordered a replacement and received it 6 weeks ago and has been working fine until today... Do I have a dead AC charger? anyone have similar issues?  

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Hey! I was wondering any kind of SSDs would work with the T480? Right now I bought it with 500 GB HDD and Intel Optane (16Gb), but in the future, I might consider upgrading to 512 nVME SSD for system. Also, what do you guys know about the battery life upon general internet usage? I bought a battery with 72Wh so in total it would be 96 Wh. Plus, I also own a Varta Power Bank (13mAh) 48,1 Wh. Do you guys believe it could charge the battery by any chance? https://www.varta-consumer.com/en/products/portable-power/overview/details/lcd-power-bank-13000 Please let me know you guys think! Bellow you can see the exact specs. (In general I will not use the dedicated GPU, just the integrated)

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My T480 came with a battery that doesn't last long but also seems to have room for an additional battery.  Could someone direct me where to purchase the additional battery?  Lenovo support/chat/etc doesn't seem to want to help me at all, despite email requests, trying to enter chat (on hold for 45 minutes now) etc. Thank you! 

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Dear All,I appreciate your help in advnace. my T480 take more than 35 sec to shut down, but I find it weird compared to my old T540p, or other T480 devices on the show in Lenovo stores. It starts up normall (within <10 secs).FYI, it is equiped with PCIe-NVme 981 512 Gb.Any solution?Bios update did not help , so I rolled back to the 1st version coz the lastest 2 version make the fan kicks annoyably at every start-up!

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Hi,This is the first Lenovo Laptop bought by me.I am using the laptop for a few days and the impressions are overalling good, but, I have 2 problems:The first is with the 2 battery system.I tought that the first battery to discharge was the removal battery, but that is not the case. Do I have to change something in BIOS?The second problem is with the UltraDockStation.When I have 1 USB disk connected to the DockStation, I am unable to backup laptop to USB disk, or to transfer big files (10GBs for example) (from the laptop to USB 3.0 disk). It starts normally and then it freezes the transfer.If I connect the USB disk directly to the laptop this problem doesn't occur.All components area updated, with Lenovo Vantage.Anyone has this problems and are there any ways to solve it?Thank you

A:2 Problems with new T480

I can only respond to the 1st question.  See post below.  you cant change in Bios discharge priority.  Discharge priority depends on the wear level of the 2 batteries.
 
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T400-T500-and-newer-T/T470s-battery-discharge-priority/m-p/380...

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I am going to buy a Think Pad T480 with touch screen but I have a doubt: can I use my Wacom pen (I have a tablet Intuos5) on the T480 display? Or which pen should I use?Thanks for suggestions. 

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Hi,Recently bought a T480 with the 150MX Nvidia card. The laptop works great during normal operation during work etc but when I get home and want to play some games, nothing is working as it should. What happens is this:When I start the game everything is running good but after a few minutes I can see my CPU start to lower it's power limit (PL1) slowly towards 5W. It will stop at 5W never gaining any wattage back until i restart computer. The PL1 is at 15W when computer is newly booted. I have tried to uninstall the Intel Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework, this results in that the processor is fixed at 15W but after a while the iGPU will go crazy and goes to 100% leaving the CPU at 2W = 0.2Ghz. And I have to restart. So this is not a valid solution. All my power settings are on maximum performance ofc.I have tried almost everything I can think of and been browsing all kind of reddit threads without any long term solution.

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Hello all, Just received my sixth thinkpad in the last 23 years. It arrived yesterday.  It is a: T480, I7-8550U, 16GB(8+8), 512 M.2 SSD, iGPU, Win10 Pro The fan is really annoying.  It goes on and off constantly.  It seems to ramp up to full speed.  I have been reading about fan noise with this model all over the internet.  Is there a way for it to run constantly at a lower speed than the constant on and off?  My previous model was a T430 never had issues with fan noise (it was very quiet too when it ran). Currently running a test:  Not using the laptop at all.  Opened 1 tab on Chrome and have it sitting on cnn.com.  Also, opened one tab on Edge also on cnn.com.  Task manager open.  Chrome uses less CPU but more memory than Edge.  CPU is running between 15% and 20%.  Fan turns on every minute or so for about 20 to 30 seconds then goes off. It is loud and annoying going on and off.  Why can't it just be a constant lower speed?  On and off is ridiculous.  If this keeps up this machine is going back. Thanks for any replies and suggestions.

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In my T480 I am noticing the bottom of the laptop gets supper buring hot, and the laptop is very quite that is cooling Fan is not running.Upon trying restart the laptop, it shows 'Fan Error' in black screen and the laptop does not start.Have to hit the Power button again to start the laptop. I am affraid if not vigilent (when fan is not working) and the laptop will get very hot and damage the hardware. Started in April, (got this laptop in end of Jan 2019) and it is happending twice a week. Anyone else experincing this Fan Error issue on T480? I just check for System Updated following are being updated now:

A:T480 Fan Error

Take the laptop into your local ASP or call support for depot service, your thermal fan and fan cable connection should be diagnosed.  

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Hi,I'm planning to buy the T480 Laptop and i want to buy the RAM outside and upgrade. i would like to know how many Slots will be there by default in the T480 Laptop so that i can buy the RAM accordingly. I'm planning to buy with the 4gbDDR4 RAM and upgrade it to 32gb by purchasing 2 16gb Sticks. can i do that. how can i get confirmed that the T480 comes with 2 slots or 1 SLOT for Ram. can you please help what's the best option to get it upgraded to 32gb ram  

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Hello,T480the following model 20L5000Bxx, http://psref.lenovo.com/Detail/ThinkPad/ThinkPad_T480?M=20L5000Bxx has SSD M.2 PCIe NVMe Opal2 storage.Is it possible to add 2.5" SATA drive, and have it together with above mentioned? Thanks

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hi, worldI have included all the options in the latest BIOS version. but still nothing works. hardware virtualization technology does not work. Windows 10 Pro.Hyper-V disable

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I have a new laptop T480 nothing is on it but Office and Chrome. However I use the internet a lot. Intermittently the laptop will come to a crawl and when I check the Task Manager there are times the CPU night be high but the GPU is pegged out anywhere between 85-99%. I have done all the firmware and BIOS as well as all other updates and calling in the phone support folks don't know what a GPU is and I have been passed back and forth to software to hardware the hardware person got my information asked me to please reboot then format the drive. I believe it is the hardware but after an hour on the phone I still have not received any troubleshooting help. 

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I have a W520 now with 8gb ram, and a Quattro 1000 w/2gb graphic memory.My system ram is usually under 5gb usage, and I don't do a lot as far as video goes.Only youtube, and I am hooked up to a 1920x1200 monitor most of the time.For a T480, Is 8gb of ram sufficient, or would 16 make better use of the graphics card?





W-520, i7-2760QM, 8gb, quadro 1000, FHD, 500gb/7200rpm, WIN7PRO

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Good morning, Over the past 5-6 months, we have been updating machines to the newer T480, T580, and P52s, with the new style UltraDock (40AH0135US).  As these docks only have display ports, we have been utilizing VGA and DVI adapters to send video out to monitors. Many of the users are experiencing issues where their video, for the laptop and external screens, will blink, or just black out momentarily.  We have been in contact with both Lenovo, and our vendor's support for options.  We have tried* Letting Lenovo replace the docks    * Same issue occurs* Different display to VGA/DVI out adapters    * Same issue occurs* Running a display port cable to the monitor, if available    * Same issue occurs* Tried a different dock (40AJ0135US) that does have a VGA out onboard    * The machine seemed to run well for about a week, then the issue began to occur againWe have been monitoring the logs, and have found a common entry in at least 3 of the machines* In the system logs, we found 2 Informational messages:    * Event ID - 20003 Microsoft-Windows-UserPnP       Driver Management has concluded the process to add Service igfx for Device Instance       ID PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_5917&SUBSYS_225A17AA&REV_07\3&11583659&0&10 with the following status: 0.    * Event ID - 20001 Microsoft-Windows-UserPnP       Driver M... Read more

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Hello, i have just bought thinkpad T480. I recently noticed that this laptop has very sharp edges and you can feel them cutting your wrist. Its really annoying. Is there any solution to this? Thank you

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Hello, I have a t480 with 8 giga ram and would like to upgrade. I would like to know if it is possible / advised to add 16 , or should it be symetric (e.g. 2 x 8, 2 x 16...).And which ram is advised?Thank you

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Hi,I'm planning to Buy a T480 (getting upgraded from T420) I would like to know how many Hard disk options are available on a T480.  will it come with 2 slots so that i can separate it with the OS on one and data to the other one. Also I want to buy with 500 GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpm, SATA3, 2.5" which comes by default and can i upgrade to 1 TB Solid State Drive, PCIe-NVMe OPAL2.0 M.2 later. can you please help Thanks,SRini

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My new T480 bought on 15.05.2019 is about to become completely unusable.  In the beginning some partitions on the ssd did not get detected and at first I thought this was a software issue. (Running Linux on it).Therefore I checked bootloader and configuration of the mount points. Still first my /home and later the swap partition did not get detected on startup. As a temporary workaround I am able to mount the partitions manually and then continue booting, but the LENOVO Diagnostics UEFI Bootable keeps failing the Device Read Test.The entire system is considerably slowing down (firefox which started instantly before takes up to 2 minutes at some points to start. sometimes system is unresponsive).As I did my fair share of digging for the issue already, the cause seems to be the Union Memory SSD rev. AM6672, as someone else here experienced: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/Early-life-failures-of-Union-Memory-M2-SSD-Dr... I think the bug in the firmware already considerably damaged the ssd to a point, where it cannot be undone. When the system began to slow down the drive bay (below Thinkpad Logo got really hot which lead to me checking temps which showed the SSD getting as hot as 80C in idle).Since I really cannot affort to be without the system for days because of urgent work, I tried to contact the lenovo support without any success (not reachable via phone, chat seems to be unavailable here in germany and MTSA website is just blank).My ... Read more

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I have a Thinkpad 480 on order, which should come with Windows 10 Pro, and a 512 GB NVME/PCIe/Opal 2.0 SSD drive. I'm a little confused by what type of drive encryption this is expected to use. I am under the impression that Windows 10 has something called 'Bitlocker Device Encryption' which is similar to, but different from the 'Windows Pro' version of Bitlocker (which can use both Software and hardware encryption in some cases). I am also under the impression that the old style ATA BIOS password is mutually esclusive with Opal things. Looking at the 480 User guide, it seems to talk about three possibilities:     1) Setting a BIOS Hard-drive password (sounds like old-style ATA drive password)    2)  Activating Bitlocker. Unclear to me if this means software bitlocker,  Hardware bitlocker, or 'Device Encryption'. and    3) "Some models contain the Disk Encryption hard disk drive", and goes on to talk about setting a hard-drive password.         I'm not sure how this differs from 1). Does anyone know what this comes configured as by default? Is it possible to use the 'Pro' Bitlocker with Hardware Encryption? Thanks;

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I bought a new T480. It comes with a 512Gb M2 NVME SSD kept inside the HDD tray and connected via an adapter.  In the pic it can be seen that there is much room left to add another SSD for future need.  I have limited knowledge on hardware. How ever I found some product where 2 x SSD can be accommodated and converted As SATA.  https://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-S322M225R-M-2-SATA-Adapter/dp/B076S9VK1M?th=1&psc=1product like this present a cheap way to add more memory Capacity without throwing existing one. The issues are: 1. Whether these adapters are NVME compatible and 2. How to connect it to the motherboard.Please comment and advise. 

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I bought a T480 with an HDD, but I've since bought a Samsung 960 Evo and installed it into the laptop bay, and I want to clone the HDD to the SSD by booting from the HDD externally, but that doesn't work. I'm using a Sabrent USB 3.0 hard drive adapter kit to power and connect the HDD externally. I looked around for solutions just can't boot the HDD externally, even after going to BIOS and disabling secure boot and changing UEFI/legacy boot option to both.

A:T480 can't boot from external HDD?

Usually one must format the SSD before use, then connect it with a USB adapter to clone the existing HDD to it.
 
Steps that I employ...
 

Purchase SSD
Read SSD user guide, download manufacture software
Format SSD using manufacture software
hookup SSD to target computer via USB (notebook) or SATA (desktop)
Clone HDD to SSD via manufacture software / thrid party software
Verify information on SSD matches HDD
Remove HDD, replace with SSD
Boot the computer (notebook) verify installation / cloning works
Store HDD in safe location (as back up device)

This procedure works 99% of the time, but there is always the 1% that I have to work around otherwise.
 
Good luck.
 
CB

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Hi, On the first day the hotkeys were working fine.After some updates, they have stopped working.I have re-installed the driver without success. I have Win 10 Pro. All drivers are up to date, what can be the issue? Thanks

A:T480 hotkey not working

I mean the function keys, Fn for all the Fx buttons. None work

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I've been having fun with the new T480, except for a problem with the trackpoint. I don't use the trackpoint for much, but I do use its buttons at the top of the touchpad. I noticed that the buttons were not working, which led me to try and see if the red stick was working. When the buttons stop, the red stick stops too. The trackpoint will just stop working, and I can't see any pattern to what causes it to quit.  I was worried that it was a hardware problem, and it might be, but if I go to the settings and disable, then re-enable the trackpoint, it usually starts working immediately. The computer is only two weeks old, and is under warranty, but being without it while I send it in for service is far more expensive to me than buying new parts and installing them myself. But is there a good strategy for exhausting software problems first? The Lenovo vantage update system seems to think everything is up to date. While I've been composing this post, it has started and stopped working twice.

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I recently purchased a T480 (Win 10 Pro 64-bit, 24 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD HD) which came configured with OneDrive. Since I have a private cloud storage service, I've tried to disable OneDrive with absolutely no sucess. Attempting to unistall the software has caused many odd system behavior: a) All default user visable system folders, e.g., Documents, have path: Disk:\Users\uname\OneDrive, though function was disabled; b) When MS Office is installed, all default files & folders are stored on path described, which reports an error of device (OneDrive) is available. Essential, my laptop is unusable. Have others experienced this problem? If yes, did you resolve it? Please share your solution if you did. Desperate!! Thanks for listening. 

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