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Q: T480 won't turn on

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

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

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

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

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Hi Folks, Here at the company i work at we recently got lots of X280s and T480s which are fully usb-c for charging and docking station.  We use the thinkpad hybrid docking station and what we've seen is that when we plug in the dock the monitors will take 1-3 minutes to fully startup. The ethernet and charging works as soon as plugged in but thats it unless we wait 1-3 minutes as mentioned for the monitors. I've tried different docking stations and the problem persists. Another issue is the fact that sometimes the LED light next to the USB-C port stays lit orange even when not plugged in. I've done the latest bios and thunderbolt firmware updates.  The two drivers that fail when plugged in are the UCSI USB Connector manager and an Unknown USB Device Port reset. ive already uninstalled them but they keep coming back like that.  Premier support said to change settings in the BIOS which we did together but the problem persists, they said the next step is to switch out the motherboard but this has happened to 30+ machines so we cannot keep having this issue as it affects our users productivity.  Hoping to hear that someone here has an resolution and that we are not the only ones experiencing this major hardware/software failure related to the X280s and T480s  

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

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

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I bought a T480 Lenovo in Brazil. In the specification on the selling page says it has a Até 16GB DDR4 2400 MHz I Want to upgrade the RAM, but it actually came with Até 16GB DDR4 2666 MHz. I looked into Kingstone website, and RAM for Lenovo are all 2400. This is the item: Pc4-2666v-sa1-11 Can't even find this serial anywhere to sell. Just in not well known stores on the web. Thanks

A:Upgrading memory on T480

https://www.kingston.com/en/memory/search?DeviceType=2&Mfr=LEN&Line=ThinkPad&Model=97858

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Recentlypurchased Thinkpad T480s, problem is with wifi, it shows connected but every few munites webpages stop loading, need disconnect than reconnect and everything is ok, response time to load a webpage is more than usual, tried reset adaptar, update driver, on/off windows firewall but nothing works, other devices using same wife network do not face this problem, please help.

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

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Hi, I'm in the midst of buying my first Thinkpad T series and I've got some questions to clarify with all the current owners. These are the configuration of T480 I'm looking at; Processor : Intel Core i7-8650U Processor (8MB Cache, up to 4.20GHz)Operating System : Windows 10 Home 64Operating System Language : Windows 10 Home 64 EnglishDisplay : 14.0" WQHD (2560x1440), IPS, 300nits, Anti-glareMemory : 4GB DDR4 2400MHz SODIMMGraphic Card : NVIDIA GeForce MX150 GDDR5 2GBBody Color : BlackTop Cover Material : Standard PPS (PPSU Poly) coverCamera : Infrared & 720p HD Camera with MicrophoneKeyboard : Keyboard Backlit EnglishPointing Device : Fingerprint ReaderSecurity Chip : Hardware dTPMTPM Setting : Hardware dTPM2.0 EnabledFirst Hard Drive : 1TB Solid State Drive, M.2 2280, PCIe-NVMe, Opal 2.0Second Hard Drive : 128GB Solid State Drive, M.2 2242, PCIe-NVMeFront Battery : 3 Cell Li-Ion Battery, 24Wh, FrontRear Battery : 3cell Battery 24Wh RearPower Cord : 65W AC Adapter (3pin)-UK (USB Type C)Wireless : Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 2x2 AC, Bluetooth Version 4.1, vProvPro Certified Model : vPro CertifiedDisplay Panel : 14.0" WQHD (2560x1440), PPS, No touch, No WWAN, IR Camera, MicBase : Intel Core i7-8650U Processor, NVIDIA GeForce MX150 2GBLanguage Pack : Publication-EnglishWarranty : 1 Year Carry-inBelow are my confusions;1. Based on the configu... Read more

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

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We buy a lot of these, and are running into this issue sporadically. These have the Intel Wireless-AC 8265 cards in them. It seems to have issues connecting to our enterprise radius wifi. (cisco APs) Sometimes it will connect OK, but other times it will err out after a bit saying 'cannot connect'. Disable/re-enable of the card, then a reboot will sometimes get it to connect. I have updated the drivers, doesn't seem to help. It's difficult to troubleshoot because sometimes it does work.I've spoken to our network admin extensively on this, he sees no issue with the routers/config themselves. We have many other devices that connect with no problem. (phones, other laptops, etc.)  Anyone seen this and have any suggestions?

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I recently purchased a T480 and sometimes I get a sudden flash on the screen as if an app is trying to open but then disappears.  I assume this is a Windows 10 issue rather than a laptop issue, but it is quite annoying and I'd like to get rid of it. There doesn't seem to be a pattern when this occurs, I might be browsing the web and then the flashing happens every few minutes or so, but it doesn't happen at every session. Is there an app that causes this behaviour? Any help would be appreciated.

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I bought a new T480 on SEP 20, It works smoothly until Oct 8. My T480 went restart and restart for no reason. It would shows windos error like this.https://imgur.com/a/esA5wWYI went to the Lenovo Service Center. The support gave me a recovery USB. It would also get into the windows error when i run it.No ways to recovery the system, even i change another storage it would shows same situation.And it also happened on my colleague's T480 today. He bought it last week. And his T480 also had same problem today.I think it's QC problem. And both of them getting unusable after bought it for over seven days. It's critically problem, but I can't replace it with new products.How can I trust this brand again?

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I have a user with two LT3053s (2560 x 1600) and his previous T440 + Ultra Dock (I believe) supported the full resolution at 60 Hz (again I believe).  I upgraded him to a T480 and our standard Type-c dock that we deploy limited the screens to 1920x1080 @ 60Hz.  After this and complaints from the user of headaches from the drop in resolution we purchased a TB3 Gen 2 Dock and even after plugging the dock in to the actual TB3 port on the laptop (not the top type-c port) we are having issues with not all of his devices working, namely the kb+m. Any ideas here?  Right now we are running it with the 135W power adapter that it came with, but there is also another power adapter available that did not come with the unit we purchased.

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The ability to customise a T480 seems to have been removed from the site? https://www.lenovo.com/gb/en/laptops/thinkpad/t-series/ThinkPad-T480/p/22TP2TT4800

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When I connect a USB-C dock or charger to the lenovo T480, no light turns on (white or amber).  I've ran all the drivers that are available and checked device manager through computer management but nothing happens.  Was wondering if there is a fix for this as I can't connect the laptop to the dock and it won't charge at all either.

A:Lenovo T480 won't charge through USB-C

Do you have another USB-C charger you can try? Did you try using the USB-C port just in front of the port usually used for charging? 





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Currently have set up to charge both my battery until 85% but only 1 have managed to charge to 85% while the other is no where close to 85%. Any ideas why is it doing this? Picture below .. 

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I had got my new T480 with IR Camera customerzation in yesterdays. But the IR camera doesn't work.I had tried to reinstall the system with offical recovery tools, reinstall the driver, checking thr setting...It's still doesn't work, and the Device Manager not show up  "Integreated IR Camera", just showing the "Integrated Camera".I need a help to fix this problem, thank you

A:T480 IR Camera problem

What is the full model?  Are you sure you got the optional IR camera?

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Hello everyone, Been having this weird bsod/restart issue after ugrade from hdd to ssd (MUCH NEEDED UPGRADE), all drivers are upto data, BIOS as well., this is a T480 with NVIDIAMX150. I have observed when the system is usually going to sleep or getting out of sleep this bsod/restart is triggered. The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly. POP_ETW_EVENT_DIRTY_TRANSITION (but POP_ETW_EVENT_DIRTY_SLEEP in 6.0)Event ID:41  Version:0 6.0 only2 6.1 only3 6.2 and higherChannel:8System Level:1win:Critical Task:63DirtyTransition6.1 and higherKeyword:0x80000000`00000002poimple6.0 to 6.30x80002000`00000002poimple ms:Telemetry10.0 and higherEvent Data:BugCheckCode BugcheckParameter late 6.0 onlyBugcheckCode BugcheckParameter1 BugcheckParameter2 BugcheckParameter3 BugcheckParameter4 SleepInProgress PowerButtonTimestamp 6.1 and higherBootAppStatus 6.2 and higher   Any pointers would be highly appreitated. T&RARjun

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I just bought a second SSD (Transcend 256GB MTS400 M2 2242) for my Lenovo T480 but it is not recognized in the BIOS nor Windows. The laptop came with a 512 GB M2 2280 SSD. When I plug the same SSD in my old E540, it works straight away. The old 16GB SDD from the E540 also does not work in the T480. I read this was also an issue with the T470 until a BIOS upgrade. Did anybody have the same issue or could Lenovo check this issue?













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A:Thinkpad T480 M2 2242 SSD

Hello and welcome,
 
The SSD you list is a SATA device.  The WWAN/SSD slot is described in the base spec as PCIe - and doesn't mention SATA.  It may be that SATA devices are not supported in that slot.
 
http://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PDF/ThinkPad/ThinkPad%20T480/ThinkPad_T480_Platform_Specificatio...
 
"Some: 128GB M.2 SSD / PCIe NVMe, PCIe 3.0 x 2, 16Gb/s,in WWAN slot as 2nd Storage, mutually exclusive with WWAN"
 
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HelloI am having the same problem as many others. My trackpoint and the three keys (right left and middle click) have been disabled. The bios says they are enabled and they have worked before. When I go to settings the option to enable it is greyed out which leads me to think it is a problem registiring the keys. I have tried many shutdowns and reboots but none have worked. What should I do?Some people say that a keyboard replacement is best. Would it work for me?Should I send it to Lenovo for repair?

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Hi, I bought a t480 and would like to upgrade the main bay hdd to ssd. My questions are 1. What ssds are best right now. Sata or m.2 pcie? ight now i am rooting samsung 860 evo as my first choice. Should i go for Sata 3 or m.2 pcie? i am aware that pcie lane us only x2 so i will not be able to utilize the speed of the pcie. Is it the same with the sata 3? 2. Do i need special casing or connectors if i will install samsung 860 evo? 3. Do we have other better options?I also read crucial mx-500 ssd if that is more practical. Im planning to use my t480 for coding. It has i58thgen 32 GB Ram and dedicated mx150 graphics and also instaled a 240 GB ssd form 2242 in wwan. Thanks for your help. Ps. Where to buy the ssds in great prices and reliability?

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