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ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 3 - keyboard backlight flashing!

Q: ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 3 - keyboard backlight flashing!

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Hey everyone, Recently bought this laptop. Loving everything about it. However, I did a fresh install of Windows 10 (it wasn't an upgrade from Win8.1, but rather a new install of Win10 after I replaced the harddrive to a 1TB SSD). Since then I've reinstalled everything I could get from the site. Every Lenovo driver set and utility. Updated the BIOS. Consulted the Solution Center. Ran scans from the utilities and the site. I've literally tried EVERYTHING that's obvious, and I can't get the backlight to come on at all. When I first received the laptop with the old harddrive, the backlight worked just fine. Since I put in the new SSD with a fresh install, I cannot for the life of me get it to turn on. Pressing Fn+SPACE gets it to show the little icon on screen that it's SUPPOSED to be turned on, but it isn't on. So I'm at a loss here. I sincerely doubt it's a hardware issue, because literally the only thing that's changed is the harddrive. If there's a specific driver for the keyboard backlight, I'd love to know about it. Thanks in advance!

A:Thinkpad Yoga 14 - keyboard backlight WILL NOT TUR...

Hi. welcome to the forum.
 
Do you want to try out something just to check that the keyboard light is working?
I have a TP Yoga 14 here and when I access the BIOS the keyboard lights up when I press "FN+Space", give it a try if it works for you.
 
I do not know if it requires an special driver, but I'm using the Windows 10 that was updated over the Win8.1 that came included.
 
The other things that cames to my mind is trying to boot other OS from the USB and see if the keyboard lights up.
 
Regards

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As the title says, my trackpoint, keyboard backlight and touchpad have stopped working. The problem happened a few weeks after I updated from windows 8.1 to windows 10. I have tried updating ultranav drivers, resetting windows 10 (which was a bit of a pain given that I will now have to reinstall all my software) and then reverting to windows 8.1 after none of the above worked. Fortunately my touchscreen and mouse support is still ok, but I can't work in low light conditions without my keyboard light. Can anyone help? I see that some Yoga 12 users report similar problems after a fuse fails. Does anyone know if this occurs on the S1 Yoga?

A:Thinkpad Yoga S1 touchpad, keyboard backlight and ...

Dear Ruairi, Welcome in lenovo community, Kindly try to install the below drivers Hotkey Features Integration Lenovo Power Management Regards,Joseph

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After latest update, my Thinkpad Yoga 12 keyboard won´t light up on Fn + space. It does light up on startup. I have installed the latest Thinkpad Hotkey Features Integration drivers. Is this reason for me to revert to win 8.1, or is there a solution? I cannot find the older 8.78.00 Hotkey driver anywhere. Would that work better?

A:Thinkpad Yoga 12 win 10 - keyboard backlight stopp...

Hi
Welcome to the forums.
 
I'm not sure what can be the issue, but can you try checking the "Lenovo Settings" application to check if your keyboard backlight turns on?
?
The Lenovo Settings is on the Windows Store , but you also need to install the Dependecy Package.
 
But just checking the support site I found there is a BIOS update that says:
(1.08)
- (Fix) Fixed an issue that "Fn + Space" cannot control KB backlight after exit shipping mode.
 
Please double check if this is your model support site. Maybe you should apply that BIOS update too.
 
I hope this helps.
 
Regards

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Hi all I have 2016 thinkpad yoga 12 still under warrenty, I barely used it. Suddenly, the trackpad stopped working. Its even not recognized by the windows 10. Also, I noticed that the keyboard back light is not working and the cpu fan is not blowing at all anymore. I tried a linux usb boot stick to make sure that it is a HW problem. Still not qorking under linux too ( obviously a HW probelm). I like this device alot but I think it wont be able to perform in summer because of the fan issue. Currently, I am out of country and I have no access to lenovo support. Can any one help me please?

A:[Thinkpad yoga 12] trackpad, keyboard backlight and cpu fan issue

Don't have the issues with the trackpad, but my fan too does not start at all.Everything updated, the freshest BIOS 1.30. Lenovo support unhelpful.

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I have a ThinkPad Yoga 14, which has a keyboard backlight that can be turned on and off by pressing Fn+Space. Recently I've found that if I turn it off, it sometimes stays on. In this state it will flicker when the computer is tapped or bumped, or just moved around, and when placed at certain angles it will stay off. If I turn it on, it stays on consistently ? it's only when it's set to off that it doesn't work right. It seems like there must be a loose connection in there or something. Does this sound like something that can be easily fixed?

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Hey there, I found a similar topic but unfortunately, there was not a final response that solved my problem. I own a Yoga 13 Ideapad without the backlight function, unfortunately. Recently I watched a video of a keyboard replacement and I would like to do that with mine in order to replace it with a backlight keyboard. The problem is that I am not sure if my model features the needed connections. The model number is: 219159342273 if that helps.  I found backlight keyboards described as "original" Lenovo parts for about 30?. Is that realistic or fake?Thank you for your help!!!

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I have just received my new T470p this afternoon and despite many "Google" searches I cannot get the keyboard backlight to work. I tried tech. support, but as it was after 6PM they were closed and this is driving me mad! Could it be a faulty device? I do not want to go through the motions of setting-up my PC if it has to be replaced. All answers gratefully received.

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I have just received my new T470p this afternoon and despite many "Google" searches I cannot get the keyboard backlight to work. I tried tech. support, but as it was after 6PM they were closed and this is driving me mad! Could it be a faulty device? I do not want to go through the motions of setting-up my PC if it has to be replaced. All answers gratefully received.

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Hello, just yesterday I received my brand new Yoga 900-13ISK however after turning the keyboard backlight on I've noticed that there is some backlight coming through just 1 of the air vents where the hinge is, as per the picture attached. Is this normal for anyone else? I'm unsure if there's actually something broken/faulty within that specific air vent area or not...Appreciate any help or advice

























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Please help me to solve this issue. My yoga 900 keyboard backlight is not working. As i press Fn+spacebar, nothing happen. Is there any solution to fix this?

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Hi, I want the keyboard backlight on my Yoga 900 to default to "on".  Currently, the default is off. Every time the computer sleeps, hibernates, restarts, I have to manually turn the keyboard backlight on. It's annoying to have to manually turn it on over and over, particularly when the room is dark. I want it to always come on by itself and only turn off when I manually turn it off.  I looked but could find no suitable setting.  Any suggestions.?  Any registry edits that can take care of this.?  Thanks much.!  

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Just got my X1 Yoga 3rd generation.  Ran all Vantage updates and ran windows update.  Glitch occured when new and after installing all updates.
 
This is what i have observed.  IF i use the keyboard to rotate through the backlight options such as low, high, off and auto.  Low, off, and high work.  When put to "auto" light will not turn on.  IF I choose Auto in Vantage backlight will work.  BUT if I choose auto through cycling though the options (low, high, off, auto) keyboard backlight will not work.  If in auto from keyboard it will work after a reboot though.

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Is there any way to permanently set this to ON?I am tired of always having to turn it on and realize that I like it ON all the time.  Any way to do this or a workaround since you dont have an option for it?

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Hello, I just got a new Yoga 260.   I immediately upgraded to a Samsung SSD and have reinstalled my own Win10.  I've installed all of the official Lenovo drivers, including for Hotkey.  One thing I have noticed though is that the factory-installed OS, when using Fn-Spacebar to turn on the keyboard backlight, had 4 stops:Off, On Low, On High, and Auto This was new - I hadn't seen an auto keyboard backlight option on any ThinkPad before.  However, now that I have reinstalled my own OS and am using the downloaded version of the Hotkey driver, I only have the traditional 3 options to cycle through:Off, On Low, On High   -    Auto is missing. Does anyone know a version of the Hotkey driver, or maybe a regedit, that will restore the 4th "auto" keyboard backlight option? 

A:Yoga 260 Auto Keyboard Backlight

On my Yoga 260 with factory-installed OS, I have the 4 stops when "Auto Keyboard Backlight" is enabled in the Lenovo Settings app, but I have only 3 stops when "Auto Keyboard Backlight" is disabled in that app.  If you didn't install the Lenovo Settings app after reinstalling your own OS (assuming it's still Windows?), then that's probably the answer - but I'm not sure about whether the auto stop can be enabled without installing that app, which many people would understandably want to avoid.

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Please help me to solve this issue. My yoga 900 keyboard backlight is not working. As i press Fn+spacebar, nothing happen.

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Hello there, i just received my new yoga x1 3rd gen. But I have a problem with my keyboard backlight. If i turn it on it starts to flicker like crazy. Does anybody have the same problem?I also tried to open a ticket on https://www.managedtechnicalsupportaccess.com/configs, but there is no button to execute the ticket, just delete and search. Thanks for helping!

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Picked up a 920 today from Best Buy. Overall it is a nice upgrade from my MS Surface Pro 3 with TK4. I have one area I would like to find a solution.  On my Surface, our Macbook and my work Dell, the keyboard backlight, when turned one, will turn off after 5-10 seconds of inactivity. When activity resumes, the light turns back on. Of course you can manually turn the light on and off.  With the Yoga 920, I can only get to either be on / off. What am I overlooking? Jeff

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My new Thinkpad T470s has a backlight keyboard.  The User's Manual indicated that there are four backlight modes: Off, Low, High, and Auto.  However, pressing Fn+Space key would cycle through Off/Low/High modes only.  Any suggestions on how to turn on the "auto" backlight mode?

A:Thinkpad T470s keyboard backlight auto mode missing

Hi,
 
Check the Lenovo Settings app. IIRC that's where the auto option is available.
 
I don't have LS installed on the ThinkPad I'm typing on so can't tell you exactly where.
 
Z.

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My Keyboard backlight on Lenovo Yoga 900-13ISK does not light up even I did turned on it. I can switch it to turn OFF or ON by pressing Fn + Spacebar.  Previously, It was working, but suddently It does not light up even status is ON.

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For some stupid reason this useless feature self-enables each time I reboot.  This extreamely annoys me! I could not found BIOS option to permanently disable it. How can I do that?

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Hi, I have just Recived a YOGA 710. From first time Keyboard backlight does not work. I have try to reinstall power mangement interface from Lenovo.com, energy setting, and energy saving, reinstall mouse and keyboard drivers...Factory reset, and enable/disable Hot keys neither works.Bur cap lock key has backlight, space bar  and Fn Keys work fine.And of course space bar has backlight symbol. Any idea?

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Hello Guys, I have a lenovo Yoga 2 13 laptop and the keyboard backlights are not ighting up anymore. I generally use to activate it by pressing Fn + Spacebar. Now it doesnt work. Any suggestions are welcome. 

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I mean ive had this thing for over a year and at some point the backlight stopped workingdosent even work on start up so thats not a thing  and yes i used to light up with the fn space bar and on startup 

A:Yoga 2 13 keyboard backlight stopped working

So it suddenly stopped working sometime in 2015 but recently i went to washington by plane and i noticed that it worked again when i got there but when i got back it stopped working seems like the xray did something anything i can do?

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Hey everyone, unfortunately the keyboard backlight of my yoga 900 has stopped working and I cannot link the problem to any windows update or something. I have already checked the BIOS and Fn Keys are enabled.  Thanks in advance Kay

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Hi,  Approximately 2 months ago, my screen started to randomly display discolored lines or rectangles.They usually have uniform cyan or magenta color and appear just for one frame. It starts to annoy me. Have anyone come across this problem and solved it? Any suggestions where to look for problem? I alredy tried to update driver for integrated graphic card. It didn't help. Thanks

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This is showing up since last couple of hours. Only change made was to update the latest BIOS update from Lenovo.Pressing the power button makes 5 beeps (beep-beep, pause, beep-beep-beep) and nothing else happens. Please help!   

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My keyboard backlight doesn't go on and off automatically anymore depending on how light or how dark it is.  I have discovered this happens since i "upgraded" Lenove Settings to Lenove Vantage. I never gave it much thought because it worked always. Now that it is somehow gone i am experiencing how highly inconvenient this is in my work flow.  There isn't even an option anymore in Lenovo Vantage to enable automatic backlight... Why? I have never heard of 'upgrades' that actually demote an important every day function, and add an inconvenient annoyance.   Please tell me i am missing something, otherwise there is no excuse for this horrible 'upgrade'. Thanks.

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Hi all,  I have lost the automatic keyboard backlight setting on my X1 Yoga 20FQ. I now only have three options; off, low and high. This was after a clean install of Windows 10 x64. All known drivers have been installed from the Lenovo support pages. Searching previous forum posts suggest installing ThinkPad Settings Dependency however this has now been widthdrawn and replace by Lenovo System Interface Foundation which I have installed. anyone got any suggestions? Thanks inadvance. 

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I was working normally with my Yoga 2 pro and suddenly it was dead, I thought the battery needs charging and I did not notice. After connecting the charger and pressing on the power button noting happened except the keyboard keeps flashing and the power button led is also flashing. Unfortunately, I am out of warranty but I guess a big company and organization like Lenovo has to investigate this issue since it had a common defect all over the world and they should issue a recall and solve this problem. Please Lenovo regain your customer retention and trust by helping those customers that are facing unexpected defects.

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Hi there, Some of the configurable buttons have stopped working on my keyboard (Thinkpad Yoga).  They are f9,f10,f11,f12 Is there anyway I can remap these to the functions they are suppose to perform? ThanksChumby

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Hi There, Can you please check with Lenovo Sales Team if there is absolutely NO way to purchase a ThinkPad X1 Yoga machine in Italy with OS and Keyboard en-US. We are long time DELL customers and you give us no option to test Lenovo products. Programmers need keys available on the en-US keyboard and there are so many programmers outside U.S. Please ask somebody of Sales Team to contact me to see if something can be done. Thanks. Alberto

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My keyboard on my Tinkpad Yoga 260 is deteriorating - key by key, stops working - I have to to hit them extremely hard to get it to work - more and more keys work like this. I've tried to call support over and over again and before I reach a person the menu system hangs up - over and over again. I'm desperate and fedup. Its only one year + old. Yes I use it a lot and I've only had thinkpads since 2003. This is the worst Thinkpad product I've had - that is - all the others have been great. I believe the whole keyboard must be exchanged, after only one year - key by key stops working!!! And I cannot get hold of support. Please anybody out there with some good advice. Spent a fortune on this machine - have to find a solution. Thanks in advance for help.

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I wanted to customize the keyboard to be "arabic". I was wondering would that mean i will not have the english character? basically I would like the keyboared buttons to show both english and rabic characters. and would the backlight be affected by any mean?

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I have a Thinkpad Yoga 12 model. It is using Windows 10. What is the driver/software I should check to make sure I'm running the latest version for the equivalent of what used to be called "Transitions"?  Basically something that recognizes various keyboard configurations such as tablet mode, tent mode, etc. and appropriately disables or re-enables the keyboard? Two things happened last night as I was playing a game in tent mode:- firstly I could not get the screen to rotate 180 degrees when I switched from tablet mode to normal laptop mode by rotating the keyboard and flipping to normal orientation.  So everything was displayed upside-down.- the keyboard was unresponsive, but I could use the touch screen fine and use the Windows button under the screen to get to the Start menu.   So basically somehow something stopped responsing that should have told the system that I flipped the laptop from tent mode to normal mode and also rotated the keyboard forward.

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I have a Thinkpad Yoga 12 model. It is using Windows 10. What is the driver/software I should check to make sure I'm running the latest version for the equivalent of what used to be called "Transitions"?  Basically something that recognizes various keyboard configurations such as tablet mode, tent mode, etc. and appropriately disables or re-enables the keyboard? Two things happened last night as I was playing a game in tent mode:- firstly I could not get the screen to rotate 180 degrees when I switched from tablet mode to normal laptop mode by rotating the keyboard and flipping to normal orientation.  So everything was displayed upside-down.- the keyboard was unresponsive, but I could use the touch screen fine and use the Windows button under the screen to get to the Start menu.   So basically somehow something stopped responsing that should have told the system that I flipped the laptop from tent mode to normal mode and also rotated the keyboard forward.

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Hi community, please your support Today I start my laptop and a BIOS message appears warning to update the date and time, I accessed to the setup and the date and time was changed to 01/01/2001 and time 00:00:00, I updated to today July 21t, 2018 8:12pm. I saved the configuration and boot continues.  Apparently the problem was solved and Windows 10 started. Now I have the following problem: It is not possible to use the keyboard in a regular basis, 2 letters by second, I have to wait 2 seconds to enter a letter, if I enter the letters a litle faster some of them are missed and the words and phrases are incomplete. Please need your feedback, I can not use the keyboard as I used to, as a reference, to write this message took me almost 30min,very frustrating Many thanks in advance for your comments and solution proposals Jose CollantesMexico

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Hello, I have a ThinkPad Yoga S1. The keyboard sometimes becomes unresponsive, while the external keyboard still works fine. The keyboard revives after going to sleep mode. I have had this issue since the beginning (2 month ago). The fact that it still works fine with the external keyboard incriminates the driver. But all drivers are up to date. (I made all the updates I could find.) And in the device manager, the status reads « This device is working properly ». Anyone else having the same issue, ... and its solution? Thanks,JC










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A:ThinkPad Yoga S1 keyboard unresponsive

Hi Jc-createlli,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
As per the query we understood that you are facing issue with keyboard not working when system is on sleep mode on your ThinkPad Yoga S1.
 
Go to device manager and under keyboard adapter uninstall all the adapter and restart the system and check.
 
Run ThinkVantage system update utility and update all the drivers and application from that.
 
Hope this helps.
 
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar



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Does anybody else here have a weird issue with the Auto setting on the keyboard backlight where it only works when the auto-SCREEN brightness is disabled?  If both are enabled, the screen will auto change correctly, but the keyboard stays off all the time. It still works with Fn-Space for off-low-high, but no auto enable. If I disable the Auto-Screen Brightness in Windows, the keyboard auto will start working correctly. Enable both, shine a flashlight at the top left of the screen and watch the brightness go up/keyboard turn off. Turn off flashlight and screen goes down, but keyboard backlight doesn't turn back on. Then, turn off the screen auto-brightness and shine a flashlight. The screen will (obviously) stay the same, keyboard backlight turns off. Turn off the flashlight and the keyboard will fade back on within a few seconds. Doesn't matter what version of the Intel UHD driver is installed (23.20, 24.20.100, etc), it does the same. Newest Intel sensor drivers, newest PM driver, etc all installed. SIF has been reinstalled multiple times. Does it in both Win10 Pro/Ent 17134 and 16299. Reflashing the BIOS and ME has no effect, full CMOS clear has no effect, hooking a debugger to the light sensor data stream shows it's changing accordingly to brightness.  

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I have a problem with my Thinkpad Yoga 460 which started to occur about 2 weeks ago. Sometimes after bootup the keyboard does not work when I have to supply my passphrase for the hard disk encryption. The solution I have in this situation is to turn the battery of in the UEFI setup. Then pressing the power button for 10 seconds and then enabling the battery again with the power cable. This works reliable to fix the issue, but it is very annoying and when I am at the university there is no socket to enable the battery again. Is something broken or is there a workaround for this issue?

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Writing from my PC, as of over a month ago my brand new ThinkPad had the latest windows update and turned into a worthless unproductive screen and touchpad system. I have waited on updates and since then the BIOS, some hotkeys and other keyboard related drivers have been updated. All related drivers have been re-installed all up-to-date etc. Though currently the following things occur when typing, when pressing:"backspace key" once= replace last key with a y"backspace key" hold= replace last key with a y and keep placing y's"n" key= adds a space before every n typed so it would look like le novo"y" key once= nothing happens"y" key hold= places y's"j" key= types out "<j"Spamming letters: random fn keys are activated, eg sound brightness etc."=" key= the "°" degree symbol"-" key= "/" And many more examples like this, basically have no clue what to do; I've called Lenovo and the store I bought it from; both replied that I had to wait for updates though I am not really counting on that being a solution anytime soon so I would hugely appreciate your time in providing a solve for my problem! Thanks for your time, Andreas

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I borken a angle of the case with keyboard. I think it need to change a new case, how to do it? Thanks a lot.

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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.  Seems like they don't make matte displays now. How does the  keyboard and display ona) X1 yogab) thinkpad yoga 460 compare with T420/T450 laptops? 2) How does a anti-glare screen protector compare with display already built with anti-glare? 3) How does the older matte displays compare with the new anti-glare IPS/LED backlights  Thanks

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Can anyone send me keyboard replacement instructions for a Lenova S1 Yoga Thinkpad S240?or tell me where to find instructions. Would be greatly appreicated. Thanks   

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