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What is G3 mode? Thinkpad T580

Q: What is G3 mode? Thinkpad T580

When instaling the Thunderbolt Firmware Update Tool, I was prompted to put my laptop into G3 mode. What is G3 mode?

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Preferred Solution: What is G3 mode? Thinkpad T580

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 i bought a brand new lenovo thinkpad t580....everything is great works fine but i have one problem....i cant access in bios settings there is a password....i never put a password...i dont put password its only read mode i cant change nothing there is any default password?why my laptop came lock?

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Hello, I got a Thinkpad T580 and i have issue after install Windows 1607 LTSB.I don't get sound coming out of the speakers. I specially no sound from the speakers, but headphones works just fine. When I go to Sound Properties, the green bar lights up as sound is playing from websites but there is no sound on the speakers. I have tried reinstalling drivers, and I'm running out of ideas. I noticed that the speakers works when i shutdown the computer and when i put it on but if chose reboot, i will have no sound from the computer. I know that a shutdown is like hibernation and not a complete stop. Is a issu about Standby mode ? Thank you in advance; Deezy,

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Hi, just got my new T580 and I would like to charge it dom 12V DC.T580 power connector is USB-C, and I can't find any stock charger for 12V.I did google a "Puro Power Delivery Type-C", which has 30W. Is that enough for the T580? Thanks for any help!

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hi i bought a brand new lenovo thinkpad t580....everything is great works fine but i have one problem....i cant access in bios settings there is a password....i never put a password...i dont put password its only read mode i cant change nothing there is any default password?why my laptop came lock?
 
Moderator edit: Added detail to Subject.

A:lenovo thinkpad t580 bios settings password

Hello,
Welcome to Lenovo Community. Just so the helpers here have all details, did you purchase the T480 directly from Lenovo or from another vendor?

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 Brand new laptop received several days ago. Battery 1 not charging when plugged in and started to drop 1% every day after the charge cable is off. Battery 2 has normal function. What should I do to fully charge Battery 1?  

A:Thinkpad T580 battery 1 not charging and % of power drop by 1 % every day

Had the similar issue but after proper flushing oof drivers(reinstalling) that seems to have been fixed. Try the reinstalltion method properly and you might solve it too.Regards,Shan

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Hi guys,I just bought the T580 with their cheapest SATA HDD so that I can upgrade myself, but I realise that there's not an M.2 slot available for the upgrade drive (Samsung 960 Pro).I did a little bit of research, and I found these FRU's:01YR457    Tachi-2(20L9/20LA/20LB/20LC) M.2 Adapter ASM for Tachi,TC-201YR466    Tachi-2(20L9/20LA/20LB/20LC) M.2 Adapter Cable,TC-2I can't find a place where to source these. Can anybody point me in the right direction?Thank you in advance.

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Hi guys,I just bought the T580 with their cheapest SATA HDD so that I can upgrade myself, but I realise that there's not an M.2 slot available for the upgrade drive (Samsung 960 Pro).I did a little bit of research, and I found these FRU's:01YR457    Tachi-2(20L9/20LA/20LB/20LC) M.2 Adapter ASM for Tachi,TC-201YR466    Tachi-2(20L9/20LA/20LB/20LC) M.2 Adapter Cable,TC-2I can't find a place where to source these. Can anybody point me in the right direction?Thank you in advance.

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Hello, As soon as I close the notebook, i.e. it goes into the energy saving mode, the RAM only clocks with 1330MHz after waking up. The clock was checked with HWinfo. A screenshot is attached. Is this problem already known and is there already a solution or a BIOS update? best regards 

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My T580 won't wake from sleep mode if I close the lid, press the power button, or tell Windows to enter sleep mode. The power button and lid lights pulse like they do when in sleep mode, but I can still toggle the mute/caps lock/num lock/backlight lights on my keyboard. The fan is usually at full speed too. In order to get the laptop to turn on, I have to either use the reset button on the back, or hold the power button for 20 seconds. I haven't observed the issue while the laptop is plugged in. I can't afford to lose any work that I have open, or wait for all my programs to load, but I've never enountered this behaviour so I can't fix it. If it's a Windows 10 issuse, then I have to re-install the OS. I'd like to avoid doing that if the issue is with the laptop. What do I do?

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I have both a santa rosa macbook and a thinkpad t410. I'm trying to transfer data from the mac to the pc using a firewire cable during target disk mode. However the pc only has firewire 400 (4 pin) and the macbook is firewire 600 (6 pin). But when i put the macbook in target disk mode the pc doesn't recognize it. Is there any solution that anyone knows.

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Hei evrybody, after update bios and another lenovo drivers, laptop does not go to sleep mode until the empty battery..  Yoga 14 (Type 20DM, 20DN) Laptop (ThinkPad)Win 10 64

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Hey all,
I have an IBM iSeries Thinkpad notebook 1161-43U, that won't come out of "standby" mode. I have an orange battery indication, a green half-moon indicator, and the green power indicator. The notebook won't power up at all. If I disconnect the power AC adapter and then plug it in, I can hear a faint grinding sound and then nothing. I suspect that the main CPU cooling fan is malfunctioning causing a "CPU overheating" condition...

Does anyone have experience with this?
 

A:IBM Thinkpad iSeries Sleep Mode

Is your computer running Windows xp service pack 2? If so there is a fix for computers that wont wake up from standby or hibernation mode.

find.pcworld.com/52864 copy and paste that into your browser and that should help.
 

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Hi all,I'm trying to get my thinkpad 13 into recovery mode so I ccan enter development mode. I do the usual Esc, Refresh, power and all it does is reboot instead of entering the recovery screen. I've tried it from powerd off, I've tried it after a powerwash, and always the same result.this was pretty kep in me buying a chromebook, and the thinkpad 13 checks all the boxes but this one. I emailed support and they were no help...anyone out there had any success?

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Hi, my thinkpad x1 carbon with windows 10 64bit has started to crash after I put it into sleep mode (fn + 4). This used to work fine before, but now about 50% of the time (100% after a night), it crashes (or shuts of totally). The only way I can start the thinkpad then is by pressing the on/off button for about 10 seconds. Then it starts up, but all my work documents / webpages etc. crashed. If, for example, I open up my word document on which I was working on, it asks me if I want to save the normal.dot and gives me a list of optionional documents to "save". I thus have to tell it which versions to save and can then resume working on it. But then, when I put it into sleep mode again, it crashes again - especially if it is over night. I have checked the battery and done the standard lenovo diagnositcs, but this is not the problem. Thank you very much for your help! best, Manuel

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Hi. Occasionally, my thinkpad yoga 14 went to tablet mode by mistake in standard mode, and the keyboard was disabled. I was wondering is there any way to disable or ban tablet mode forever? Thx!

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hi,
my ibm thinpad T21 P3 with win 2000 professional freezes up in "starting windows" screen while in normal startup mode. the blue status bar does not move. the safe mode boot up is okay. please help. it started this a few months back.

if i keep trying it may boot sometime (1 in 100 tries appx.) but then after a few hours it freezes.

Please help? thank you, regards, hussnain
 

A:ibm T21 thinkpad P3 win 2k pro freezes normal mode

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My T450 has recently been giving me problems.  It will only charge when it's in sleep mode or turned off, not while I'm working on it and it's plugged in.  At those times, the light will flash continuously and nothing happens.  I have tried two different batteries.  Any thoughts?  Thanks for the help. GC19

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Hi Hello Just got my new X1 yoga, but even after reading the manual, couldn't figure out how to resume it from sleep? Getting it to sleep easy, lid down, windows menu or F4. When I came back to it, the screen is off, the fingerprit scanner has a light, but I cannot manage to get it back on unless i press 1 or 2 times on the power button, and then it resumes. Any other ways to do it?? I'm used just to press any key/mouse, to get it to resume, my old surface was like that. Sorry for the basic question, but the power button sometime takes as long time, as I think it's restarting the computer. Thank you

A:ThinkPad X1 Yoga how to resume from sleep mode??

Pressing the Fn key might do it if it has only been in sleep mode for a while, but after a period of time set under the power plan setting, it will go into hibernation mode  to save the battery power (it basically writes the system state to a file called hiberfil.sys, and powers off), and in that case you have to press the power button to resume. This might help too even though it does not explicitly mention your model.https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/ht075624 Take Care,

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So I recently purchased a ThinkPad x1 yoga (2nd gen), and this is only the second time I'm using it. Yesterday, I was able to get it to switch to tablet mode and the screen also rotated fine. Now, I can still switch to tablet mode, but the track pad is staying active for some reason, and the screen won't rotate to portrait mode. This is really inconvenient, because I want to take notes on it!! Anyone have a solution?

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Hello,I just bought a new Yoga370. When I turn the screen over to convert it to a tablet, it doesn't seem to work.Nothing happens when I touch the screen - the screen does not seem to have any sensitivity to the pen or my fingers.However, when I turn it back to PC mode, the touch screen mode works again.I would appreciate your advice on how to resolve the issue. Thanks. 

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HI,
I am unsuccessfully trying to activate dual display mode in Win XP. The goal is to have separate outpot (different from LCD) to the video port for an external TV monitor. I have managed to get the video port active but only in a clone mode to the LCD. There is a check box in the video driver settings for "dual display" but it is greyed out. The driver is NeoGraph 256AV.

My research indicates that it may be an XP compatibility problem. Any comments? I am considering rolling back to Win98 to see if that helps.
Thanks in advance,
John
 

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Hi, my T530 has recently starting giving me trouble rebooting in regular mode. Whereas I can reboot in safe mode, I do not even reach the initial login screen when I attempt to start-up regularly. All I get is a black screen with a visible cursor. Any ideas where this is coming from and what problems I have?

A:Thinkpad T530 not starting in regular mode

Most likely a bad driver since in Safe Mode windows uses generic drivers.   My guess would be the video driver, so while in Safe Mode, use device manager to uninstall the existing video driver and start clean. Right click on Start and select Device Manager or Start >> Run and type: devmgmt.msc  and press EnterClick on Display Adapters to openRight Click on the Intel HD Graphics and select Uninstall,  making sure to check the box to "Delete the driver software for this device".RebootIf it was the video driver, then Windows should boot normally using a generic driver, and then download and install a new driver via Windows Update. Since it just started, running a disk check (chkdsk) would be a good idea too.Right Click on Start and select Command Prompt (Admin) and press EnterIn the Command Prompt (Admin) window, type:   chkdsk C: /f   and press EnterPress Y to accept scheduling scan for next bootReboot and it will run at startupGood Luck,  

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It seems like my new X1 has an issue with sleep mode. The red light is blinkng (as it should), but the fan keeps running. Does not matter whether AC adapter is connected or not. Is it normal? If not, how do I fix it? All updates (Windows and Lenovo) are installed

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My wife's IBM Thinkpad X41 won't finish booting - it populates the desktop with icons, but doesn't finish applying the icon pictures to them - about half of them remain as generic icons - and it doesn't get any further than this. The Start->All Programs list opens blank, the cursor goes to an hour glass, and the machine is unusable, it just won't do anything.

It will boot OK in Safe Mode, so I tried disabling all the startup items in case one of them was hanging, but no better. Then I tried a system restore, but again no better. I am not sure what to try next, so I would appreciate any suggestions.

A:IBM Thinkpad X41 Won't Finish Booting, OK In Safe Mode

Welcome to TSF....

o you have the recovery/restore disk with SP2 on it?

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Hi, my T530 has recently starting giving me trouble rebooting in regular mode. Whereas I can reboot in safe mode, I do not even reach the initial login screen when I attempt to start-up regularly. All I get is a black screen with a visible cursor. Any ideas where this is coming from and what problems I have?

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HI,
I am unsuccessfully trying to activate dual display mode in Win XP. The goal is to have separate outpot (different from LCD) to the video port for an external TV monitor. I have managed to get the video port active but only in a clone mode to the LCD. There is a check box in the video driver settings for "dual display" but it is greyed out. The driver is NeoGraph 256AV.

My research indicates that it may be an XP compatibility problem. Any comments? I am considering rolling back to Win98 to see if that helps.
Thanks in advance,
John
 

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Hello.

I have a problem with my Lenovo Thinkpad X230 running Windows 8.1, every time i set it in sleep mode or hibernate, the computer will come up with a BSOD.

I hope you guys can help me.

This is my first thread on the forum, so fell free to tell me if i am missing any kind of information you need.

Thanks in advice.

Kristoffer

KRISTOFFER-X230-12-03-2015_132044,50.zip

A:BSOD when going into sleep mode(Thinkpad x230)

Update drivers in red, Update your wi-fi drivers. If using the latest version, try the previous one. https://downloadcenter.intel.com/sea...dvanced-N+6205


Code:
l36wscard.sys Fri Nov 19 10:39:17 2010 (4CE645C5)

l36wscard.sys - this driver hasn't been added to the DRT as of this run. Please search Google/Bing for the driver if additional information is needed.

wwuss64.sys Mon Sep 5 09:49:37 2011 (4E647F11)
Service for enabling selective suspend to NDIS device
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=wwuss64.sys

wwussf64.sys Mon Sep 5 09:49:37 2011 (4E647F11)
SSNDIS filter service
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=wwussf64.sys

l36wgps64.sys Thu Mar 1 15:05:52 2012 (4F4F8240)

l36wgps64.sys - this driver hasn't been added to the DRT as of this run. Please search Google/Bing for the driver if additional information is needed.

LnvHIDHW.sys Mon Jul 30 09:11:29 2012 (501633A1)

LnvHIDHW.sys - this driver hasn't been added to the DRT as of this run. Please search Google/Bing for the driver if additional information is needed.

Mbm3wh.sys Fri Sep 14 22:35:43 2012 (5053951F)

Mbm3wh.sys - this driver hasn't been added to the DRT as of this run. Please search Google/Bing for the driver if additional information is needed.

Mbm3CBus.sys Fri Sep 14 22:35:54 2012 (5053952A)

Mbm3CBus.sys - this driver hasn't been added to the DRT as of this run. Please search Google/Bing for the driver if additional information is needed.

Mbm3mdf... Read more

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Hi everyone, I do have a strange issue with a Thinkpad S1 Yoga: after a fresh (clean) install of Win10, I have installed the relevant drivers - including the Lenovo power mgmt driver. So far, everything is ok. However, the device does not enter sleep mode when I am closing the lid. It seems that it rather changes to tablet mode.  After x minutes of inactivity, the devices enters sleep mode - also if I manually select sleep mode via Startmenu. So I think this is related to the detection of the lid function. Any chance to correct this? thanks. best, axeon

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Hello, power option is set up in sleep mode when I close the lid and after opening it, it does not wake up.  If I press Fn - F4 after 5 sec. screen turns off and power button LED stops flashing. I am using windows 7 64 bit. I installed Intel management engine firmware 7.1-7.8 ( 32,64 ) version 7.1.91.3272 and Thinkpad power manager 7 version 6.68.13. from system update.I install Intel management engine firmware after which the problem occurred. Can I downgrade Intel management engine firmware? I think that's the problem. Anyone knows how to solve the problem??Thank you.J.  

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Hello everyone, Yesterday I installed Windows 10 on my Thinkpad Yoga (first generation) with clean install. Everything works fine except wifi in tablet mode. Every time I twist my yoga (i.e. go into tablet mode physically) wifi stops working. When I twist against to laptop again, wifi comes back. Does everyone knows this issue? Thanks a lot for your time. Greeting from Germany

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Good Moorning,I have this Thinkpad, more then 1 year.Last week, when i try to go in Sleep mode, the system try to do it but crash.When windows Start i get an system Error.I already update all the Driver. Lenovo Web site support is bad....i still have warranty...but CHAT isn't working, .... Automatic problem detection is always in waiting mode..

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Hi,  Am facing this issue with X1 YOGA 1st generation, whenever it goes to sleep, i can not wake it up. Power button is blinking, also kepborad seems to be active as i can see it activating the backlights, mute /unmute mic.... etc Any help ? 

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Over the last few months my Thinkpad S1 Yoga has developed a habit of randomly entering tablet mode when the lid is about 90-120 degrees open, as if the lid was swung past 180 degrees. Consequently the keyboard and trackpad are disabled when this happens. Closing the lid to force the computer to sleep and then opening the lid again removes the symptom. Moving the lid past 180 degrees sometimes makes the computer go into laptop mode again, or sometimes makes the display rotate 90 degrees while staying in tablet mode. I tried to remove the sensor in Device Manager and let plugnplay rediscover it but the problem remains. So I'm guessing this is a hardware problem? For now my workaround is to keep the sensor disabled (which means no tablet mode unless I Before I tear the computer apart and start replacing parts - it's out of warranty - any thoughts?Thanks.

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Hi, I have a Lenovo thinkpad W550S with a windows 10 (version 1709) full update.In this Lenovo, there is 2 graphics cards. (Intel and Nvidia)When i start the presentation in powerpoint, the presenter view doesn't work.I have already re-install the lastest drivers of the graphics card. It's working but when i reboot the PC, the problem come back.I have update powerpoint and i try to repair office.The powerpoint is in version 1712 (build 8827.2148) of office 365I try to force powerpoint to work with the card nvidia and it's not working. Anybody can help me ? Thanks. Screenshot

A:Can't see the presenter mode in Powerpoint with a Lenovo thinkpad W550S

Have you tried to disable graphics acceleration in PowerPoint?https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/office/forum/office_2013_release-powerpoint/show-presenter-view-...

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This tablet has successive episiodes where it enters sleep mode, without user action and when battery still has sufficient charge. Battery seems fine, and Power Options are set to 5% / Hibernate. Can't seem to replicate the behaviour - but details as below. Does anyone have any ideas as to how to troubleshoot further? Event viewer:Event 524, Kernel-Power: 'Critical Battery Trigger Met'Event 42, Kernel-Power: 'The system is entering sleep. Sleep Reason: Battery' Battery report: CHEMISTRY: LiPDESIGN CAPACITY: 37,010 mWhFULL CHARGE CAPACITY: 36,710 mWhCYCLE COUNT: 29 Critical battery action:On battery: HibernatePlugged in: Hibernate Critical battery level:On battery: 5%Plugged in: 5%

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I currently use a Lenovo ThinkPad S1 Yoga, and have recently upgraded the 64-bit OS from Windows 8.1 to 10.Since then I have been experiencing issues where ?Tablet Mode? will activate suddenly and randomly while I am using my ultrabook in laptop mode. This is especially frustrating because it often occurs while I am using the keyboard which will then be disabled, and cannot be re-enabled. I have attempted to turn on/off the various Tablet Mode settings ? ?Make Windows more touch-friendly??, ?When I sign in...?, ?When this device automatically??, ?Hide app icons??, but no pair of settings seemed to work. In the end, I am forced to reboot, which is the only solution that resolves the matter. What steps can I take to resolve this matter once and for all without having to restart the system constantly?

A:Spontaneous Tablet Mode w/ lenovo thinkpad s1 yoga

Hi
 
In my case I have a Thinkpad Yoga 14 and it took me some time to stabilize Windows 10 on it. I went updating the driver over time until it get stable.
 
I also have some settings similar to you, but mine (for example)  sometimes switches to tablet mode when I close the lid, but when I open it Windows change very fast to laptop mode, so it does not bother me.

I can suggest you to try to update your drivers, here are some of my tips to update the drivers on a Thinkpad when going to Windows 10.
 
These are some of my tips to update the drivers of your Thinkpad:
 
1) Try first Windows Update and update all the drivers and Patches
2) Try Lenovo System Update to get any new/missing drivers.
3) Try to install Lenovo Settings and Lenovo Companion from the Windows App Store, Lenovo Companion also has a "update driver search"
4) Sometimes all that software does not recognize some updated / missing driver. Check Lenovo's Support Site and search for your specific model drivers (use the full model number of your Thinkpad).
 
If you have more experience installing and uninstalling driver, there are some other things you can do, but those options os AS IS outside Lenovo's suggestion.
1) There is DriverEasy that offers a decent for free scanning of your device and shows you which drivers can be updated from their database.
2) According to your machine devices you have the Intel Driver Update Utility and the AMD Driver Update Utility, sometimes it can help... Read more

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How to activate the Ultimate Performance-Mode on Windows 10 Pro 1809  to get the Full Power from ThinkPad`s open CMD as Admininsertpowercfg -duplicatescheme e9a42b02-d5df-448d-aa00-03f14749eb61 and Entergo to  Power settings and choose the Ultimate Performance Mode ... Enjoy .....  

A:Read This....ThinkPad X1 Yoga and other Ultimate Performance-Mode

See also this post. Next question: what does it do that we can't also do by tweaking all power settings? 

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I've had my X380 for only a few weeks now and I noticed it's already getting scratched from being in stand mode. I had an S1 Thinkpad Yoga for years and it never developed scratches from being in stand mode. I noticed that the rubber feet on the palmrest are not the high point but the area below the trackpad is and that's why it's getting scratched.I was thinking if I could get some more of the little rubber feet on the bottom of the palmrest I could maybe double them up to make them taller, but I can't find them anywhere. Does anyone know if these can be bought on their own? Or maybe another suggestion to prevent the scratching? I've temporarily stuck some black rubber strips on the feet to make them taller, but it doesn't look that great.Thanks

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Hi, I have a Lenovo thinkpad W550S with a windows 10 (version 1709) full update.In this Lenovo, there is 2 graphics cards. (Intel and Nvidia)When i start the presentation in powerpoint, the presenter view doesn't work.I have already re-install the lastest drivers of the graphics card. It's working but when i reboot the PC, the problem come back.I have update powerpoint and i try to repair office.The powerpoint is in version 1712 (build 8827.2148) of office 365I try to force powerpoint to work with the card nvidia and it's not working. Anybody can help me ? Thanks. Screenshot

A:Can't see the presenter mode in Powerpoint with a Lenovo thinkpad W550S

Have you tried to disable graphics acceleration in PowerPoint?https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/office/forum/office_2013_release-powerpoint/show-presenter-view-...

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I'm loving my new A485 but I have 2 issues that I'm unanble to solve. First:Silent/Perfomance toggle is only showing up sometimes? There is this little speedometer in the taskbar that is either bleu or orange depending on your silent or performance setting. But often this toggle is missing from my taskbar after a sleep / hibernation or full restart. I tried almost everything to figure out what could trigger this issue but I haven't really figured out what it could be... All software is up to date and I'm running Win 10 1809   Second:Installing a second SSD in the wwan port (m.2 2242)Is this even possible? I inserted a new M.2 2242 SATA SSD with 512GB but it does not show up anywhere in the Disk manager or in MS dos (diskpart).  A little help would be welcome for this new Thinkpad user      





Woodworker with an affection for pixels.

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Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E545 laptop with Win7 pre-installed.
 
Had it about 5 days, and just tried to boot F8 Safe Mode.
 
It refuses to acknowledge the F8 key and boot into the Safe Mode menu screen.
 
According to Microsoft website, F8 is supposed to work in Win7.
 
Is this a known bug in my hardware?  In Win7?
 
Or, I hope not, is my Windows installation corrupted?
 
 

A:F8 Safe Mode does not work, Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E545

Are you tapping the f8 key repeatedly or just one time . . .
 
If msconfig is working you could just use it to force safe mode on the next reboot.

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I bought an used x240 8 months ago, a few months back it started not waking up from sleep but since I had work to do on it for university I left it that way and waited.Now that I'm done I'm trying to resolve the issue and it seems quite common. I tried everything I found online without success.Then I read that there were some bios updates and in the changelog the of the last one it says they fixed issues with sleep mode. Now I tried to install it from windows 10 and from usb since I usually only work with linux. The result is always the same:I boot inside the update utility, follow the instructions and when it reboots the lenovo splashscreen appears but it does not say anything about updating the bios (I saw it should on youtube). Needless to say, when I go inside the bios setup it indicates the version is still 2.37.I already tried changing bios settings in every possible way. If I can obtain a USB CD drive I'll try using that instead but in the meantime can anyone help me?

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