My 2 days old yoga 260 makes a ticking noise in the right hinge always when I open the notebook or move the screen open a little bit. It is irritating and I am concerned about the build quality of the hinge. What to do?
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My hinges are quiet and smooth, but they are tight and sturdy so that the screen is stable in any orientation. I'm sorry, but without hearing or feeling yourem there is no way for me to say if yours are "normal", but it is common for a tight hinge to make a little noise when it begins a motion.Read other 7 answers
I posted a similar question earlier and people referred me to the Yoga (much appreciated). However, I was interested in the 2.6 lb carbon version with touch screen capabilities. Asus has a Spin 7 model that is very good at 2.65lb, but I miss the red mouse toggle in the middle of the keyboard and Asus's track pad was designed too large....causing unintended tapping. The Yoga, while nice, is heavier than I was looking for. The 14 inch screen is about 3.3lb? the 12 inch at 3? I thought that some of the earlier Thinkpad Carbons had touch screen and was hoping they would make a return soon. Thanks,Read other answers
I am hhaving difficulty finding an acceptable scaling mix between resolution, system scaling, and edge scaling. At 1080p, 125%, 125%, os navigation is mostly fine, but edge text is way too large. At 1080p, 125%, 100%, edge text is way too small. At all combinations text is inflated (but crisp) in certain elements while fuzzy in others. What scaling combinations work best for you? I am considering returning this to Best Buy and upgrading to a Pro 4 / Book, or even a Mac. The scaling is ruining an otherwise great experience.Read other answers
I have two staff members with different Yoga models, but with the same pen issue. Say, for instance, OneNote is open. The pen doesn't draw or write, but it can select and still be recognized. When I try using an old stylus from an HP Elitebook, it works TOTALLY fine - even the button on the pen functions properly. This suddenly started after months of the Lenovo pens working fine. I thought maybe it was a driver issue, but it can't be as the HP pen works.... I'm thinking it's the pen itself just getting worn down? It looks okay though but may be just a little loose... Any help / direction would be greatly appreciated!Read other answers
I have recently bought a Thinkpad Yoga 460 with Thinkpad Pen Pro. I leave it in the laptop slot for charging for more than a day and it gives me only a few minutes of usage. As per the user guide, it should be 80% charge in 15 seconds and 100% after 5 minutes. But it runs out of charge very soon. It shows me the low battery level indicator as soon as I use it on the screen. First day of usage (appox 4 days ago) it gave me about 30 - 45 minutes of continuous. But after that not more than 5 minutes. Please let me know if this is an issue with the Pen or Laptop charging port. Is there any way I can troubleshoot it?Please also let me know the average usage time for the pen, if you are continuously using it.
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I do not have that kind of pen, but I think is the one that has some "bronce contacts" at the top of the pen. I had read some other post about it, just in case check that "contacts" to make sure they are touching with the charger when you put the pen into it's holder. Sometimes the contacts may move.
I just bought a Thinkpad Yoga from Best Buy and upon opening, found that the pen pro included does not work. I'm on the most updated version of all the drivers, and the touch screen and multitouch with my hands still work. After taking an multimeter to measure the voltage of the pen, I found that the pen just wasn't charging. I'm a bit hesitant to check the voltage of the charging silo itself but my suspicion is that the pen is dead. Could this be a software problem? Has anyone encountered a similar problem? Should I return to pen and the laptop to bestbuy or just the pen? Or should this issue be brought to Lenovo instead?
I don't have a 460, but I do have a 260, which is a smaller, but VERY similar machine. I had the same problem and I believe it is not the pen. Before you do anything, you need to unplug the machine and disable the internal battery. You do that by going into the BIOS and under the config tab, look under power. There will be an option to disable the battery. When this is selected, the machine will turn off. The battery is re-enabled the next time you plug it in. IF THE BATTERY IS NOT DISCONNECTED, YOU WILL CREATE A SHORT AND BLOW A IRREPLACEABLE FUSE ON THE MOTHERBOARD. Remove the pen and look inside, where you will see 2 contacts. My guess is that one or both got pushed back into the housing during manufacturing process. You can take something fine and sharp like a needle and gently free them so they will pop back out. Once I popped mine out, the pen charged very quickly and I never had another problem with it.Read other 4 answers
Hello all I was wondering if anyone knew if the pen that comes with the yoga 460 has a set of changeable tips that you can buy separately? I bought mine through best buy but I noticed that the tip of the pen screws off and allows the stylus tip to be removed. I can't seem to find anywhere that sells different tips for that pen tho. Thanks!Read other answers
hi, i've bought the thinkpad pro pen, i've found its not working. dunno if the model is incorrect for my machine or i was sent a different model. i'm using thinkpad yoga s1 12, with wacom digitizeri bought the model in the link belowhttp://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/itemdetails/4X80H34887/460/FEAB2D50A4AD48A08D88043396B6F5E8 it is mentioned it will be working on my model already.any feedback is appreciated.Read other answers
Hi, I have 3 problems with my Yoga 460: 1. (this should be easy):Where do I get a backup image for my system from? I did not find any links on the support page. 2. I tried to download the bios update to version 1.18 from the website. If I click on the windows installer file, there is always the message "file not found". If I try to download the iso file (which is indeed working), I receive an error message about wrong format when trying to mount it to a usb drive. 3. This is the most important issue for me at the moment:As soon as I try to update my system with Lenovo Companion software, I always get the message that I would have to upgrade my Lenovo System Interface Driver. If I hit ok to install this app, I get a download link. I tried installing it several times. After having restarted the system, the same error appears again (with the same download link). I would really appreciate if anyone of you could help me on these topics! Greetings from Germany, Simon
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Maybe it can help your 3) point by installing "Lenovo Application Interface Driver for Windows 10".
Download it from here:
Check if after installing it, it will work with Lenovo Companion.
Hi, I'd like to know when the WQHD resolution for the thinkpad yoga 460 will be avaible in france or italy? The funny thing is that on the product description in the italian site the WQHD option is mentioned, but on the configurator the option is not listed. thanks in advance,AceroRead other answers
I intend to buy an X1 Yoga (IPS or OLED) for my business and connect it to my two Dell U2417H monitors. Looking at the Dell user guide, I see that you should be able to use one cable from the laptop and daisy chain the two monitors. The Dell user guide states that the PC/laptop graphics card must support "DP1.2 with MST transport". * Does the 1st gen X1 Yoga have DP1.2 with MST transport?* What about the 2nd gen X1 Yoga? Understand the mini DisplayPort has been deleted on the 2nd gen X1 Yoga and left only a HDMI and Thunderbolt connection. How would I achieve this daisy chain connection? ThanksRead other answers
I inserted a regular AT&T nano-sim card (for phones) into my new X1 Yoga, but it either says "no service" or "insert SIM" Are there any APN settings that I need to add in order to get it working with AT&T? It has the stock Sierrra EM7455 LTE-A adapterRead other answers
HiI am used to T420, 450 laptops, and looking for Yoga with similar easy type keyboard (good key travel, less actuation force) and easy on eyes screen anti-glare/matte. Looks like they don't make matte displays now. Is the keyboard on X1 yoga and its anti-glare comparable or should I get thinkpad yoga 460 (that is a pound+ heavier). Also how does a anti-glare screen protector compare with display already built with anti-glare. If the X1 yoga anti-glare is not sufficient, should I then add this 3rd party screen? ThanksRead other answers
Hi everyone.So I Bought a Thinkpad yoga 460 just 2 days ago, and I think I have a problem.When I usin in tablet mode, sometimes screen goes black (it turns off) for a few second and back on.It's just a screen, everything else is find. I think it's realated to auto rotation problem maybe. Cause it happens when I rotate my device while on auto rotation lock. or is there a place shouldn't touch? It's not going to a logon screen. Screen just backs on where it was. help me ! thanks!Read other answers
Hello,After purchase my Thinkpad Yoga 260 I've tried to connect with a 3g operator through the side slot (wich costed me an extra) just to discover that my laptop doesn't have a WWAN module. Now I need to know if my laptop as the possibility to add one (wich I hope so because it was one of the main reason why i bought it) anyone knows how to? Anyway it's very hard to me to understand why give me the choice to assembly it with the slot if there's no way to use it.Read other answers
Are the current models for sale on the Lenovo web site "WWAN Ready"? By that I mean do they include the SIM card slot and WWAN antenna and are just missing the WWAN modem card? I am interesed in buying one now and then adding the WWAN card later. Thank you.
+1 HP and Dell included, finding a Skylake convertible with WWAN is like pulling teeth right now... What's the deal guys?Read other 5 answers
Hi, After working out that my laptop (Thinkpad Yoga S1) most likely has a digitizer, I purchased a pen for it. However, since I wasn't 100% sure, I bought a cheaper, off-brand pen that people said was compatible, the listing for which can be found here. I received it today, but my computer seems unresponsive when I try to use it. When I went to Wacom Pen or Pen and Touch Input, the pen calibration screens were either blank (Wacom) or didn't load (Input). Is there something else I have to do to make my pen work? Did I purchase the wrong pen? If it helps, the pen slot on my computer is still plugged; I was going to unplug it, but to do so I'd have to remove the back paneling, and one of the screws keeping it in place has been stripped. The thread confirming that my laptop has a digitizer is here.Thanks!
Please notice that this is my personal opinon and it does not mean I'm 100% right, this is based on my experience.
I think that the "Digitizer PEN for Lenovo ThinkPad X60 X61 X200 X201" is for older Thinkpad models. I have a Thinkpad Yoga 14 (Similar to S1) (20DM008UUS) and it has a digitizer screen, but it requires an "active pen" (with batteries inside) to be able to work with the digitizer.
I have the Thinkpad Pen Pro and it works fine with my model. I still think you have a digitizer on your laptop but I think it is the wrong pen.
Here it also some more info about the pen that Amy wrote.
Does anyone know if Lenovo is going to release the Thinkpad yoga 15 with an active pen or is this a dead dream at this point? My suppliers have no clue and even the touch only thinkpad yoga's are hard to get here in Canada.
I ordered my Yoga 15 with intel realsense camera from Amazon US, and got it shipped to me in Nigeria, you can do same.With respect to the availability of the active pens with yoga 15, only Lenovo can help with that answer.Read other 1 answers
I had to send my X1 Yoga (20FQ) back for service as it reported a hardware fault. Sounds like it was due to a corrupt driver reporting a false positive. They had to reimage the laptop, so when I got it back I was starting from scratch. When I opened the Lenovo Companion App (I'm on Win 10 Pro 64), the home page (under the big "Optimise Your Thinkpad" button had this: Thinkpad X1 Carbon 4th This got me thinking - did they put the correct image on there? I hadn't noticed it when I first got it a month ago, so don't know what it said then. I didn't want to rebuild my system only to find it needed to be reimaged again. I called the repair centre, and they seemed to think it was correct - that that profile was the correct one for my serial number. They put me through to technical support, who thought I was correct - it was the wrong image. They sent me out a recover USB to try again. I've just done that (reimaged) and the Lenovo Companion App says the same thing. Given I got conflicting reports from Lenovo support I thought I'd try the forum here first - to see what other X1 Yoga owners have in their Lenovo Companion App. What does yours say? Maybe the X1 Yoga and X1 Carbon are so similar they can use the same image? Much AppreciatedRead other answers
I recently acquired a Thinkpad yoga 15 laptop and while playing with the options I realised it completely lacked Bluetooth functionality. I have tried updating the Intel PROSet Bluetooth software, updating the network adapter drivers, disabling the adapter altogether and reenabling it through the BIOS. I don't know if the Bluetooth adapter is supposed to appear as a different adapter in the Device Manager or if only the Intel Dual-Band AC 7265 is supposed to show up (under the Advanced tab, Bluetooth is labeled as Active). No bluetooth option is present in the PC and devices options menu... I even reset to factory settings in case it was an issue with a third party program, but even there, same situation. Am I missing something? Please help me to get this feature working!
I had the same problem as well, i fixed mine by going to the intel site and downloading the update software. downloading the driver didnt work for me. as soon as i used the update software the bluetooth driver turned on and i was good to gohttps://downloadcenter.intel.com/product/84178/Intel-Wireless-N-7265Read other 4 answers
In this thread, it was mentioned that this laptop can use the 16gb 4X70J32868 RAM by Lenovo.I found it here for $100. Has anyone used this RAM to upgrade their laptops?
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Just piping up in response here - Used that exact same SODIMM from Mem-Store - took a chance. Worked perfectly fine. Running it for a couple weeks now, no issues. My TP is a Type 20DM with Core i5 5200U proc.Read other 2 answers
Hello I am only able to utilize my battery for only three hours with standard usageand 50% brightness I have a Core i7 machine with 16gb ram CPU 6600 with QHD OLED panel. Can someone please guide me what could be the reason, is it a battery issue and can be replace under warranty? ThanksRead other answers
Hi, I am having a big issue since I bought X1 Yoga around a month back. The temperature shoots upwards of 80C as soon as I put a little load on my system (including sometimes just Flash based websites). This makes fan run abnormally at a high RPM making too much sound. It is almost unbearable and makes difficult to work silently. It is the i7-6600, 16GB model and given the price, I was expecting a better system response. With this configuration, I am expected to use for heavy wok at times, but this sound deters me. Can Lenovo provide a solution to this problem? Or do I need to get this serviced in just 1 month? Please help and provide solution. ThanksRead other answers
Hello everyone , as per subject i ' m thinking about upgrading the 256 GB SSD mounted on my TPY260 . Searching on the internet i found out that the best option for the upgrade would be the 500GB "Crucial" SSD . Are there any other possibilieties ? For example is it possible to mount on the device a 1TB SSD ? Thank you in advance for the attention.Have a good day.Read other answers
Hello,I'm having trouble since I recieved my LENOVO ThinkPad Yoga 14 two months ago.It is on guarantee.I've noticed that the master fan keeps starting even if the computer is not working at full capacity. Sometimes, it starts right after windows as finished booting! And it's a brand new computer, Intel i7 CPU and 8GO of RAM!The fan keeps working then even if I'm only surfing on the internet or working on word.It's REALLY annoying. I feel like this is already an old computer by it's blowing. My old computer, a 5 years old Toshiba Satellite, doesn't blow so much.I've searched over the web and found that LENOVO had released a new UEFI Bios that was suposed to fix this problem. I've installed it and nothing changed! The fan kept on turning on for nothing else than a gmail home page.I've already asked about another problem on the ThinkPad Yoga 14. It's about a background noise on the built in speakers. Here's the link: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-S-Series-ThinkPad-Yoga/Background-noise-on-ThinkPad-Yoga-14-bu...I'm not having a good experience with this Yoga 14. I was looking for professional quality and it is not.Can someone tell me if they have the same problems?What LENOVO is going to do about it?Thanks.Ludovic.
Hi ludovicfd Can you please post the full model number of you machine and which Windows version are you using?. For example my TP Yoga 14 is "20DM008UUS" and I didn't experienced those issues. I'm guessing that your machine fan is blowing too much and making huge noise. In my case I can feel more the hard drive noise than the fan, it is not like the HDD is "that loud", but when you are on a quiet enviroment you can feel it "scrattching". Do you want to try first updating any firmware / BIOS on your machine at the latest level ? After that another alternative will be to try to update the driver for the chipset and power. The basic thing for me is to try to update the drivers and firmware this way:- Windows Update- Lenovo System Update- Lenovo Companionand after that search manually for updates on the Lenovo Support site with your specific model number. Sorry, it is trial and error to see if a driver can fix your issue. If after updating the drivers, you think it is hardware issue you should try to contact Lenovo's Customer Support site RegardsRead other 2 answers
I just got my X1 yoga, the SSD capacity is 128GB and mode is SAMSUNG MZNLF128HCHP-000L1, it is SATA III interface, I would like to upgrade to 256GB NVMe PCIeX 4 , Samsung 950 pro series 256GB PCIe NVMe looks good, but the picture shows the connector is M key, I think the original SSD connector should be B&M key, will it fit and whether the motherboard can support NVMe PCIe X4. Thank in advance.
I also have the same question. Can some from Lenovo please answer.Read other 9 answers
I just got my Yoga X1 running Win 7. It was noticeably hot (particularly compared to the Thinkpad Carbon 4th Gen), so I used CPU HWMonitor, where it shows core temps reaching as high as 71C. This is while I was doing nothing more than surfing the net. Is this something to worry about? Results Thanks for any advice.Read other answers
Hello, I bought a Yoga 260 about 3 month ago (i5-6300, 16gb ram, Windows 10 64 bit);I'm happy with the overall performance, but I'm far from working the announced 7 hours of work on the battery. 3 to 4 would be more representative of may experience, even in "eco" mode.Any idea how I could further check if someting's wrong, draining my battery ? Or would it be possible to extend the battery, or find a bigger capacity that would suit the machine, even at some cost (price, of course, but weight, or "foldability") ?Thanks for your advice.Read other answers
Hello, I finally got my new Thinkpad Yoga S1, but there seem to be some issues with the NFC module. After startup, if I open the device manager it looks fine, but after a few minutes the "NFC proximity device" driver status changes to shows "Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)". Under Details > Problem Code it says "0000002B", and under Details > Problem Status "The Request is not supported/C00000BB". In the System Event Log I am also getting a few "BcmNfcIc driver has failed initializing NFC device." errors at the time it fails. If I do a right-click > Disable and then right-click > Enable on the device, it works again for a few minutes, but then shows the same error again. I'm using Windows 8.1, fully updated with Windows update, and all drivers/BIOS updated using the Lenovo tool. The NFC driver is version 22.214.171.12430 from 17/12/2013. I also had an issue where the Lenovo QuickControl together with "Windows Driver Foundation - User-Mode Driver" background process took up 95% of the CPU time all the time, which I solved by deinstalling QuickControl. I'm thinking the two issues might be related, with the QuickControl trying to unsuccesfully poll the NFC device. Has anyone else experienced this problem? Jan
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I found out that Windows 8.1 Update 1 has just been released. This seems to have fixed the problem. After the update I had an error about the Lenovo PM Device, saying that it had corrup registry information. Deleting and re-detecting the PM device fixed the problem, and now everything appears to be working.Read other 6 answers
Like the title says, I have a Thinkpad Yoga 14 (the model with a stylus, if that makes a difference). I love it to death, but I can't figure out how I'm supposed to use alt codes for typing accented letters and symbols. There are no num lk/scrn lk keys on my laptop, and I couldn't find anything when I searched for another method. I already know about the character map, by the way. I want to know if there is a way to type alt codes with my keyboard.Read other answers
Hi there,I received my Thinkpad P40 Yoga roughly 6 months ago and have not had many issues, however, for the past few weeks I've noticed my fan at times pulses with a very annoying sound. At times when my fan runs, it sounds like it is pulsing. Sometimes it's constant, while other times it pulses and I'm not entirely sure why. I looked around and read a few posts stating that sometimes a BIOS update is required. I got software from the Lenovo website to automatically update it, but the sound remains. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks!Read other answers
I purchased a refurbished ThinkPad S1 Yoga (20CD-00BYUS) a month ago, from eBay (US-based shop) with guarantee active up to April 2015. Everything was fine and satisfying until yesterday. After a normal shutdown the night before, it won't power on anymore. The battery was still about 50% on the last shut down. If I press the power button (normal press or even more than 5 sec press), the "red i dot" will light for about 4 sec and then off. No noise, no other sound. I tried to push the emergergency reset button as instructed on the manual, but it didn't work.I tried also making bootable USB, but also didn't work.Anyone have idea what I have to do before the ultimate option = send it to the customer service for repair? I read some similar problem in this forum and it seems useful to check the MB cable. Is it true?Will it affect the guarantee? Thank you for your help.
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no. i was the one that provided the MB cable solution. From your description, it does not fit the problem. If the MB cable is disconnected, the led should not even lightup when you press the power button. the laptop should be totally unreponsive, except when the power adapter is unplugged then plugged back in.Read other 6 answers
Hello, I've searched a lot about RAM upgrade for ThinkPad Yoga 12 but no definite answer !I ran some test using CPU-Z and it shows that Yoga 12 has 2 slots/Channels for Ram ? Yoga 12 serial: MP08D3ESMachine Type Model: 20DL003AUS just want a confirmation by the experts if it is possible to add one more slot or not ! Thanks in advance.Mohammed DawwasRead other answers