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Q: T480 USB C Display

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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I just got a new T480, it is doing great, I only had one question: When connecting a second display either by USB-C or HDMI, the display settings panel does not show the two distinct display squares that I am used to working with, it shows only one combined display: Display seting graphicThis does not allow me to set the two displays with thier different optimal resolutions.  This laptop is Win 10 Home 64 with the Integrated Intel® UHD Graphics 620 graphics.  Is it possible to have two resolutions or must they be the same (lower of the two)? thanks very much for any ideas,Fred

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Hello, I have a problem with t480 machine.I got two identical screens B2289HS from IIYAMA, the issue is when I plug in the usb C one it works, when I plug in the HDMI one the usb c goes off and only works on HDMI Things I have tried:New cables, Running usb C to HDMI + hdmiDifferent ports for the usb C the one for charging and the one for dockLenovo system update, + new biosswitch display priority in bios config to HDMITried changind the lid power options and clocing the lig with 2 screens pluggedAlways only one display works at any given time, display setting in windows show only 2 displays at any given time.Is this some sort of limitation of the intel GPU ? Any ideas would be much appriciated. 

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Hello, I have a problem with t480 machine.I got two identical screens B2289HS from IIYAMA, the issue is when I plug in the usb C one it works, when I plug in the HDMI one the usb c goes off and only works on HDMI Things I have tried:New cables, Running usb C to HDMI + hdmiDifferent ports for the usb C the one for charging and the one for dockLenovo system update, + new biosswitch display priority in bios config to HDMITried changind the lid power options and clocing the lig with 2 screens pluggedAlways only one display works at any given time, display setting in windows show only 2 displays at any given time.Is this some sort of limitation of the intel GPU ? Any ideas would be much appriciated. 

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Hi,today my new T480 arrived. And as I started it and set up the brightness to maximum I was a little bit disappointened. It is too dark? My model is the 20L5000GE with WQHD display. (300 ntis??)  I don't know if this is normal or what can I do? Do I have to use the drivers from the lenovo Hompage (I alrady did updated with windows 10 normal update) Should I return it? I really love this laptop. It is so sad that such a perfect laptop or Lenovo in general does not have good display with high brightness?

A:Thinkpad T480 display too dark?

"Too dark" is subjective.  I cannot comment without seeing the screen.  When I have an issue like yours, I prefer to physically take the machine a warranty servicer or dealer.  I can then turn the machine on and we can discuss it while we are both present.  If you return it, you don't have a good way to know if your screen is normal or defective.

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After several months of working perfectly, I've run into issues with my dock. Now, after I undock my T480, the screen does not turn-on. It remains off even if I restart the computer. As a work-around I open the laptop so the screen turns-on before un-docking. Has anyone run into this before? I tried updating firmware and searching the forum, but no luck.   

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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 Lenovo Community - I currently own the T480, I am having issues with removing frozen text from my display after going into the file explorer --> right clicking a file --> pressing any command like ("open", "rename") After I issue the command, the icon is permanently stuck on my screen. Anyway to address this issue? Its been getting pretty annoying especially when I am just opening a file. Attached is a photo of the incident.

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Can I connect my ThinkPad T480 to a MAC Thunderbolt (2) Display? 

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Has anyone tried using the USB-C as a third display port for HDMI or DP? I'm aware that the dock only has 2 DP outputs, but I don't see why a USB-HDMI connection wouldn't work.  Thank you,Taylor

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I'm trying to connect my T480 to an external display using the left side USB-C ports. When I plug in the external monitor using a (USB-C to DVI cable), Windows 10 displays an error message like: "USB not recognized. The last USB device you connected to this computer malfunctioned, and Windows does not recognize it". According to T480 user guide those ports should work with an external monitor, so is this a hardware issue? All drivers are up to date.

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Sometimes, when the screen of my 2 month old T480 turns off to save battery, it freezes in that state! Note that I'm NOT talking about sleep mode, I'm talking about the "Turn off the dislay" in Windows Power Options. So far I've never had any issue with Sleep mode or Hibernation. I would say this happens roughly about 1 times out of 10, frequently enough to make the laptop utterly unreliable for any serious work. Neither keyboard/touchpad/trackpoint will get the screen back. The laptop is on though, I can hear the fan and switch the FnLock-led On/Off by pressing Fn+Esc. To get the laptop to function again the only option I have is to do a hard shutdown by holding the power button for a few seconds...I have lost many many hours of unsaved work.   I have tried to activate the power button to enter sleep mode in the Windows Power Options "Choose what the power button do", so that I would be able to go from freeze state to sleep state, but without luck. The power button only answers to complete shutdowns. I have all the lastest updates both from Windows 10 and Lenove Vantage.  To set the "Turn off the dislay" to "Never" is obviously not an option, when the laptop is idling the screen is the most power hungry device, and replacing screen sleep with a full sleep would be very slow and tedious for my workflow (reading from book, coding some, reading from book, coding some...). I have spent hours searching for a solution and read... Read more

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Can I connect my ThinkPad T480 to macintosh thunderbolt (2) display monitor?

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T440-T480 Connected to Aten KVM deck won't show pre-OS Boot display when connected to HDMI/Mini-DP unless I change the bios setting in display to boot to anything other than "Lenovo Thinkpad LCD".  Changing this bios setting on every machine that gets built out at this company isn't necessarily an option, or at least not the first one we want to take (for multiple reason I'll spare you from here).   So, is there any other way to get them to display this way that doesn't require a bios change? Much the same way that they would display the boot screen when docked and started up, they should do the same thing when connected to HDMI/Mini-DP and started up.  

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I have Dell Inspiron 5547 laptop (Touch Screen, 15 inches, 16 GB RAM and i7 4th Gen processor, Out of Warranty). Some days back, suddenly the display went dim and anything is hardly visible. After some initial investigation, the display chip (may be VGA or LED display chip) on the motherboard appears to be burnt out (may be due to voltage surge). Even the numbers printed on the chip is not readable because of which it is difficult for the local repairing shops to repair this problem.
I think Dell India Service Center doesn't deal with chip level repair and hence replacing motherboard is the only way they can fix this. This will be very costly (considering that the laptop is not under warranty so will have to pay for warranty extension, motherboard replacement and repair service) and time consuming.
Hence, to avoid all this I have come here to seek some assistance.
If there are anyone using the same laptop (Inspiron 5000 series 5547 Touch Screen Display with i7 4th Gen Processor and 16 GB RAM) then could you please take a clear picture of your laptop's motherboard or if you recognize the display chip then only that should be sufficient. In this case, I can read the chip related number from the image and try to repair it.
What are the charges for buying a warranty for the laptop, motherboard of my laptop and repairing charge? 

Request your response and help.

Regards,
Rohit Kumar

A:Display Issue - Dim Display for Dell Inspiron 5000 (Model 5547) - Touch Screen Display with i7 4th Gen Processor and 16 GB RAM

You'll have to call Dell about the possibility of a warranty extension;  in the US, it's sometimes possible but will likely run over $300 -- or about what a board replacement would cost.
If you're getting video, the GPU is OK -- and it's more likely the power circuit to the backlight that's bad.  It'll likely cost as much to repair as to replace the board -- though you'll still be putting $300-400 into an out of warranty system, so replacing the system may be a better idea (if you do this, consider buying a 3-year warranty with the next system).

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Question that I could not find an answer for on Google before I buy. I currently have a Dell 6420 using Win 7 SP1 with a 1366 X 768 display that I have the text set at 125% so I can read it. What display is going to look better on an X1 Carbon if I use that setting, the 2560 x 1440 WQHD IPS LED Display or the 1920 x 1080 Full HD IPS LED Display using Win 7 Pro?

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Windows 7 EnterpriseSystem does not see or react to external display when connectedNothing displays when connectedExternal display says nothing connectedTried multiple dongles - same results
Other system that include a VGA connector work just fine to same external display.

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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.
 
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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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Dear Lenovoi need your recomendation about upgrading my thinkpad T480 ram from 8 to 16 and adding ssd m2 so please check the attcahed screenshot.ThanksHossam Gebril

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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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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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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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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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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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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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HiI've bought a SATA III SSD to put on the second slot of my laptop but I haven't done enough research by the way this SSD doesn't work on this slot. So I had an amazing idea try it on the slot where my first SSD with fedora (Linux) work. It works I've installed Windows on the SSD but when I put my SSD with fedora in this slot back the SSD isn't recognized. I'm sorry for my terrible English and I hope someone could help me.Thanks for reading,

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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After perusing this and other forums looking for a definitive answer, there seem to be dissenting opinions on whether using the drive caddy and adapter cable in the HDD bay will allow 2280 M.2 NVMe SSD drives to utilize all 4 PCIe lanes. I want to know if there is a reason to shop for a higher end M.2 drive if I can't extract full performance out of it.

A:T480 M.2 SSD Performance

I don't have one to test, but the platform spec for the T480 says that some of the T480 machines have SATA drives and some have this: "M.2 SSD / PCIe NVMe, PCIe 3.0 x 4"
 
To me, that means is should use 4 lanes

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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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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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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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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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Hi guys,I'm thinking about purchasing ThinkVision P24h monitor with USB-C input as an addon to my new T480. Both of them will be my first USB-C devices and I'm quite confused about possibilietes of USB-C.Am I getting it right, that single USB-C cable beetwen ThinkVision P24h and T480 will provide:Charging for my T480Video input for ThinkVision P24h from T480Connection to all peripherials (mouse, keyboard, etc.) connected to monitor via built-it USB hub for T480Am I gettting it right? Thank you

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I have accidently spilled water on my T480 laptop... I have switched off urgently and kept right now in dry place for water to evaporate. I am going to switch on my computer after 3 days from now. Is my laptop covered in warranty for water spill? Dont know the hidden meanings of Warrantt type.    Below is my warranty status:Your product is in warrantyCurrently viewing support resources for:T480 (Type 20L5, 20L6) Laptop (ThinkPad) ? Change Product Warranty Type: 3EZ Valid from: 2018-04-04 Expires in: 2021-07-02This product has a three year limited warranty and is entitled to depot repair service. Customers may call their local servicecenter for more information. Dealers may provide carry-in repair for this product. Batteries have a one year warranty. Warranty Type: 1EZBAT Valid from: 2018-04-04 Expires in: 2019-07-02The battery included within this product is entitled to a 1 year CRU/Depot warranty. Please note that this may differ from thewarranty of the base product itself.  













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A:T480 - Water Spill

It is not covered.  You would need to have bought something called "Thinkpad Protection" or "accidental damage coverage".

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