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ThinkPad Yoga 20CD0038MC - Disconnecting Ethernet ...

Q: ThinkPad Yoga 20CD0038MC - Disconnecting Ethernet ...

Hello, a year ago I bough Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 20CD0038MC with Windows 8.1 (64-bit) and also OneLink Pro Dock. Because Yoga has't own Ethernet adapter I connected cable to OneLink Pro Dock. Unfortunatelly it disconnect cable (and switch to WiFI) many times during each day. Everytime it takes only second and than cable was normally connected, but this destroyed every work which depends on stable connection (e.g. streamed webinars). Sometimes disconnection occurs once per day, sometimes 10x per day. So I bough also original Lenovo USB 3.0 Ethernet adapter and connect it directly to USB port on Yoga - the same problem. So I decided that OneLink Pro Dock itself is fine and problem has to be in Yoga. Approx. 2 months ago, disconnection time starts growing and sometimes I spend whole day only on WiFi. Two weeks ago, after last diconnection Ethernet don't get back and now I'm on WiFi only over two weeks. I checked - Ethernet port on OneLink Pro Dock - both LEDs working and shows some traffic- Devices in Windows 8.1 - there is only wireless adapter (and bluetooth adapter), but in LENOVO support is not any new drivers for Ethernet, only one adding support of wake-on-lan. I installed it anyway. - when I turn off WiFi adapter, I'm without connection - LAN doesn't return- I found new drivers for OneLink Pro Dock, but when I attempt to install it, get error message that system doesn't find any OneLInk Dock :-/ (it shows me it on one of two monitors what I have connected to dock)- I take my Yoga together with OneLink Dock to my home and connect it to different network - problem shows also here Can somebody help me? I'm starting ot be out of ideas.

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Preferred Solution: ThinkPad Yoga 20CD0038MC - Disconnecting Ethernet ...

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.)

A: ThinkPad Yoga 20CD0038MC - Disconnecting Ethernet ...

Did you ever figure this out? I'm having similar problems right now. After updating the driver, the OneLink Pro's ethernet isn't even showing up in the device manager...

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When I am at work I plug my Thinkpad Yoga into the Onelink Pro to connect all the peripherals, inlcuding mouse, keyboard, printer, and two monitors. The Onelink Pro also has my ethernet connection to the office network. I have had this setup for 2 1/2 years and it has always worked great. This morning, however, when I connected to the Onelink everything worked normally except the ethernet network connection. I could not connect to my office network, and I got messages like "Cannot find a valid network"; so I ran the Lenovo diagnostics. It told me there was an invalid IP configuration. I have unplugged and reset both the Onelink and the computer; but nothing had fixed the problem. I have also checked for the latest drivers, and everything seems to be up to date. Does anyone have any suggestions to get me reconnected to my ethernet network, or is my Onelink starting to go bad? 

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My Onelink Plus dock behaves very strangely, I cannot use the Ethernet port reliably:I bought recently a Thinkpad Yoga 460 ? after my previous Thinkpad ? and an Onelink plus dock. After docking I have to disconnect and reconnect all cables from/to the dock to make the Ethernet work.After that it works great for a period, but sometimes it loses the connection. I have to unplug again all the cables and reconnect them to make it work. To the dock I attached the following: USB keyboard, mouse, external drive, DisplayPort cable (with DP to DVI adapter) and the Ethernet cable. I am using Windows 10 Pro 64 bit (ver. 1607) from a clean install. Every device in the Device Manager seems to be OK, even the ThinkPad OneLink Plus Dock Ethernet.I have the latest software and firmware.Lenovo Companion cannot find new updatesI have updated the BIOS to ver 1.46.I have also updated the Onelink plus dock firmware (Version: 2.33.000). Any idea? This way the dock is useless.

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My Lenovo thinkpad S1 Yoga 12 20DL0066ZA does not want to boot up when it is connected to the Dock and the network cable is connected. My Yoga has the latest Bios update: 1.30 and firmware update: 10.0.55.3000And I also have the latest drivers for the dock: V11019 and firmware: 2.33.000 Unfortunately there is no Network settings in BIOS > Config to disable UEFI IPv4 Network Stack Enabled or UEFI IPv6 Network Stack Enabled. In BIOS > Startup > boot  I have disabled PCI LAN ( it has 2 sub headings - LAN (0050B68AC40A) -IPv4 and LAN (0050B68AC40A) -IPv6) Can some help?

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I posted a similar question earlier and people referred me to the Yoga (much appreciated).  However, I was interested in the 2.6 lb carbon version with touch screen capabilities.  Asus has a Spin 7 model that is very good at 2.65lb, but I miss the red mouse toggle in the middle of the keyboard and Asus's track pad was designed too large....causing unintended tapping.  The Yoga, while nice, is heavier than I was looking for.  The 14 inch screen is about 3.3lb? the 12 inch at 3? I thought that some of the earlier Thinkpad Carbons had touch screen and was hoping they would make a return soon.  Thanks,

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Hello, I am looking for a laptop which can be securely attached/locked (so that I can let it during the night in the office). Could you please tell me if the following laptops have a security slot (Kensington or similar) to attach it somewhere?THINKPAD X1 CARBON (5TH GEN)THINKPAD X1 YOGA (2ND GEN) I do not find it described in the specifications, but from the available pictures, it seems that they have some kind of security slot. Thanks!

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The Thinkpad sticker with the red light above the 'i' doesn't turn on unless the screen turns to tablet mode. Is there any way for the light to stay on all the times? The one near the keyboard does work, the issue is with the light on the outside lid. 

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Hello, i'll try to describe the problem the best i can.. Sorry if my english isn't too good (im venezuelan) i've been trying to get help from other forums and can't find a fix for this..

The internet keeps disconnecting, the actual problem is that i get a system tray message saying ''Your cable isn't connected''.. I mean the RJ45 IS plugged in -.-..

All i do is Deactivate, then Activate the Local area network and boom, it works again..

I want this to stop, i downgraded from Windows 7 to XP to see if it was a W7 problem, but happens the same on XP (In W7 i had to reboot the PC completely so it would turn on again, here on XP just Deactivate -> Activate)..

I'd be very grateful if i get some help on this, this is a 1 month old PC..

Specs:
Phenom II X4 955 3.2Ghz
MSI NF725GM-P43
4Gb Ddr3 1333 Ram
800w Omega PSU
Geforce 8400 Gs 1GB - DDR3

To me, it seems like it's a Mobo problem, but, it's just weird.. The guy that sold it to me said that it happened a couple times to him but he installed ''Fix it'', dunno if it's the ''Microsoft Fix It center'' or another software ><..

Thx for reading, some help is appreciated i wanna play online w/o disconnecting so much ..

Ps [Edit]: Ok, now, i was running desperado's 2: Cooper's Revenge, and it went full screen, the connection was lost again, after i closed t... Read more

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Hey there, after being on the phone with Lenovo representatives in Germany for a couple of times with no succesful solution to my problem, I wondered whether someone in this forum might have an answer to my P50 problem. Model:Thinkpad P50 20EN0008. The problem:At the beginning of August, my P50 would not boot, no vitality signs at all. I removed the battery, tried to push the power button in various sequences ( 60 seconds long ; in alternating time steps, and so on) but nothing helped. So I decided to call Lenovo tech support who said that probably my mainboard needs to be swapped. Next day a Lenovo representative showed up with a new mainboard. However, before replacing the mainboard he checked all RAM sticks and figured out one was broken, being the reason for the dead P50. Thus, he removed the RAM stick and the machine started working again. The P50 continued working for 2 days but eventually showed the same symptoms. I called tech support again and after 2 weeks a new technician showed up, now replacing the whole mainboard. Then, the P50 worked for 2 days but eventually would not boot at all again. Being curious what might be the bug, I thought what both operations had in common and voila, after disconnecting the coin cell battery and the main battery for 3 minutes, the Laptop started again. So I called tech support again, now with the recommendation of updating my bios to the latest version. Having done this, my P50 still does not boot without removin... Read more

A:Thinkpad P50 only starts after disconnecting both ...

It looks like one of endless BIOS issues. What BIOS version to you have ? Try to disable Fast Startup in Windows which may be a temporary workaround. Considering the repair history I would return it. There are many basic functionality issues with P series Lenovo is not able to solve because they seem to already lost production competence of workstation machines. They are too focused on cheap consumer laptops and its resulting typical reliability.




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I am hhaving difficulty finding an acceptable scaling mix between resolution, system scaling, and edge scaling. At 1080p, 125%, 125%, os navigation is mostly fine, but edge text is way too large. At 1080p, 125%, 100%, edge text is way too small. At all combinations text is inflated (but crisp) in certain elements while fuzzy in others. What scaling combinations work best for you? I am considering returning this to Best Buy and upgrading to a Pro 4 / Book, or even a Mac. The scaling is ruining an otherwise great experience.

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Hello everyone. im new member here. The problem that i have faced from last on year on X1 Yoga (Type 20FQ, 20FR) Laptop Thinkpad is mostly sleeping issues. When i close the laptop with the option of Sleep mode in Windows 10. It will never wake up by pressing Power button & any keyboard button. Please help i have facing too many issues regarding sleep mode.. 

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Hello everyone. im new member here. The problem that i have faced from last on year on X1 Yoga (Type 20FQ, 20FR) Laptop Thinkpad is mostly sleeping issues. When i close the laptop with the option of Sleep mode in Windows 10. It will never wake up by pressing Power button & any keyboard button. Please help i have facing too many issues regarding sleep mode.. 

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I have tried another router port and still the problem is there...

I have used the same port on the router and it works on my laptop but it wont on my pc

when the i get the problem it cuts off for 3-5 secs then its back on and so on....

I have ran cmd ping google.co.uk and when it cuts off/disconnects it says
Reply from 173.194.41.183: bytes=32 time=55ms TTL=58
Reply from 173.194.41.183: bytes=32 time=32ms TTL=58
Reply from 173.194.41.183: bytes=32 time=31ms TTL=58
General failure.
General failure.
General failure.
Request timed out.
Reply from 173.194.41.183: bytes=32 time=32ms TTL=58
Reply from 173.194.41.183: bytes=32 time=30ms TTL=58
Reply from 173.194.41.183: bytes=32 time=30ms TTL=58
Reply from 173.194.41.183: bytes=32 time=31ms TTL=58

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A:Ethernet port keeps disconnecting please help

Driver update?

I would be more then happy to find you the update, if you give me some more information.

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(Before i start, i have checked multiple threads on this site about my problem but none atm have seemed to work, im sorry if this topic arrises constantly but i have done a search but my problem still presists.)

Hi,

My problem has been going on roughly since i aquired the laptop but im sure that it isn't a hardware fault as it is both the ethernet and wireless adapter having problems.

My ethernet will disconnect usually once or twice a day usually an hour after the laptop has been turned on. After that it won't disconnect again.
The wireless internet will disconnect more often and it is random as to when it will happen.

The disconnection happens like this,
Unable to browse the web using any internet browser like firefox or internet explorer
Any online game i play kicks me from the server to a login screen (if the game has one)
However, the laptop still shows a stable connection to the ethernet/wireless. It will show the yellow triangle with an exclamation mark for a second then show a stabe connection.

Laptop Specs;

Windows 7 64-bit
AMD Athlon II Dual-core M320 2.1 GHz
4GB RAM
Wireless Adapter - Atheros AR9285
Ethernet Adapter - Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller

So far i have tried;

Updating all devices,
Uninstalled the devices and re-installed,
Unistalled Anti-virus software,
Disabled Firewalls,
Changing Channels on the router,
Update Router firmware,
Reseting the router.

Thanks for taking your time to read the above and thanks for any help that you can ... Read more

A:Ethernet/Wireless Disconnecting.

This is the listing of errors in your event log (from DDS that I asked you to run)

04/08/2010 13:03:31, Error: Service Control Manager [7031] - The Apple Mobile Device service terminated unexpectedly. It has done this 1 time(s). The following corrective action will be taken in 60000 milliseconds: Restart the service.
04/08/2010 12:52:38, Error: Service Control Manager [7026] - The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: StarOpen
04/08/2010 12:52:25, Error: atikmdag [52236] - CPLIB :: General - Invalid Parameter
04/08/2010 12:52:17, Error: Application Popup [1060] - \SystemRoot\SysWow64\Drivers\StarOpen.SYS has been blocked from loading due to incompatibility with this system. Please contact your software vendor for a compatible version of the driver.
04/08/2010 11:58:33, Error: Service Control Manager [7001] - The Computer Browser service depends on the Server service which failed to start because of the following error: The dependency service or group failed to start.
04/08/2010 11:58:32, Error: Service Control Manager [7001] - The HomeGroup Provider service depends on the Function Discovery Provider Host service which failed to start because of the following error: The dependency service or group failed to start.
04/08/2010 11:58:32, Error: Microsoft-Windows-DistributedCOM [10005] - DCOM got error "1084" attempting to start the service WSearch with arguments "" in order to run the server: {9E175B6D-F52A-11D8-B9A5-5050... Read more

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I am looking for a laptop that is compatible with a digitizer pen for drawing on the screen. Does the 10 point touch version of Thinkpad P51  and Thinkpad X1 Yoga come wiht digitizer pens?

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I have been having problems lately with my ethernet and charger disconnecting and reconnecting. Sometimes my charger wont even reconnect unless i unplug it from the 2nd cord, plug it back in. This has been happening over the past week now.

A:Ethernet and Charger keep disconnecting and reconnecting

Does the power socket at the PC end feel loose?If yes, then it may be a bad socket or a socket that may have become loose over a period of time.Although this sort of this is rare, I would sugegst you to try and see if moving the power cable in its place makes any difference.If not then it could be a bad AC Adapter.Have you tried with another/spare AC adapter?

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* My internet keeps disconnecting and saying I need an Ethernet cable when im using a wireless adapter**

I recently bought a new PC (using Windows 8) and ever since I have started it up, it has been having issues. I am using a wireless adapter that connects to my modem which works just fine (the adapter is also new), but for some reason it keeps disconnecting me. It loses all its bars and comes up with the ' * 'symbol, then comes back with full bars showing its connected. It also says that I need to plug an ethernet cable onto the computer, or a network cable isnt plugged in properly.

I have tried a lot of things and nothing is working. I dont need updates whatsoever. If you could help me on this I would appreciate it because it has become very frustrating.

Thankyou

This is for a friend, they couldn't upload this because their connection is terrible and doesnt last long and is continually disconnecting
 

A:y internet keeps disconnecting and saying I need an Ethernet cable when im using a wi

lets see an xirrus screen shot

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Run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector
Download and install
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file to the faulty PC and install the program.
You will now need to take a screen shot and copy that back to the working PC and attach the screen shot in a reply on the forum here.

If you do not have another PC - do you have a phone connected to the internet - can you photograph the result and post the image in a reply

http://go.pardot.com/l/66982/2015-01-26/2361i
enter you details
Download this file "DOWNLOAD WI-FI INSPECTOR Vx.xx "
( the site now appears to allow webbased emails like gmail, hotmail, outlook and yahoo now )

There is also a xirrus gadget, But that does not have all the fuctionality "DOWNLOAD GADGET Vx.xx

Alternative links - Use the links below
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Network-Tools/Network-Monitoring/Xirrus-Wi-Fi-Inspector.shtml
Then run and install the program - on a wireless enabled PC/Laptop
if you get an error - You will need to have NET Framework installed for the WiFi Inspector to function.
On windows 8 - (i do not have windows 8) but, it would appear that, When you first try to run, you may get a message that .net framework is needed, a... Read more

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I've plugged my compaq Presario laptop (AMD athlon (tm) 64 3500+) into my netgear DGN2100 directly with an ethernet cable that i just brought, it works fine because i've tested it. but on my computer it just connects and disconnects every 2 seconds. on the back on my computer the lights flicker for a second then stop. however when i plug in my powerline ethernet adapter in it works completely fine. any ideas? changing settings etc?
 

A:Windows XP ethernet disconnecting every 2 seconds

it works fine because i've tested it.Click to expand...

how have you tested ?

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{Device Manager}
Post back the results in device manager
Start > control Panel {Vista set to classic view}> system > {Vista, device manager on left hand side} {XP hardware Tab, device manager button} >
windows 7
start > control panel> System and Security> Device Manager

network adaptors, click on the + > post back the devices listed there
are there any ! ? or X
post a screen shot of the device manager - network adapters

To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file.
To upload it to the forum, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here
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{ipconfig /all}
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here
We would like to see the results from ipconfig /all post back the results here
-> Start
-> (XP - enter the following in the RUN box)
cmd /k ipconfig /all
-> (Vista or Windows 7 - ente... Read more

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Past few days, I have been using Ethernet connection fine. Suddenly, it is gone.In 'Control Panel' -> 'Network & Internet' -> 'Network Connection', there are 'Bluetooth Network Connection' and 'WiFi Connection' only. No Ethernet Adapter.Open the Device Manager, there are 'Qualcom Wireless', Bluetooth Device + 8 different WAN Miniports.I downloaded & installed Intel WLAN Driver for Windows 10 (64-bit) - Yoga 920-13IKB, Yoga 920-13IKB  'fqy801af', no change.I switched the ethernet connection from the C Hub to another USB Hub with Ethernet port, no change.Swapped cables, swapped LAN ports, no change. Same cables and ports work fine with another laptop (6 years old).Hope that someone would give a helping hand. I've been struggling with it all day long and am giving up.Help, please. P.S. Got a couple days more to be able to return, with regret of course. Hope this can be fixed. 

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Hello, I have this problem while Im traveling for work to our second base.There is only a Wi-Fi network that goes thru controller and AP. On first attempt I connect just as normal, but after 5 min. it disconnects me and it seems like the network dissapearedfor me. I have to restart the AP or my network adapter which is really annoying when it happens every few minutes. Also I noticed that something similar is going on on my home Wi-Fi, it doesnt disconnect me like in the first case, but it feels like it keeps reconnecting every few minutes (I have difficulties loading a video on youtube while on smartTV its not a problem or on any other device connected to the same network)I tried- uninstalling the driver and installing different one- reinstalling current driver- do this (https://support.lenovo.com/cz/cs/solutions/ht502846)- bunch of other stuff My spec- Lenovo ThinkPad L440- Windows 7 Pro SP1- Wireless driver - Intel(R) Wireless-N 7260 (HW ID PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_08B2&SUBSYS_C2628086&REV_6B) Thanks in advance Reiter 

A:Thinkpad L440 Win 7 keeps disconnecting from specific wifi

Hi Reiter,1. Have you tried installing Wi-Fi driver from Intel Website directly?2. Have you tried toggling between Power Plans? (Power Saver to High Performance)?3. Change Wi-Fi Adapter Settingsa. Go to Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network Connections, right-click Properties.b. Click Configure
c. Click Advanced tab- Roaming Aggressiveness: set as Lowest- Transmit Power: 100%
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I have recently bought this laptop and when I am using the ethernet connection it disconnects every few seconds, connects to wifi, and then and reconnects straight back onto wired connection. Seeing as I want to use the wired connection, as my wireless connection is terrible, I can't use my laptop for gaming and barely connect to websites stably. I have tried other cables and the issue persists, this has also happened to my friends HP Pavillion and the problem still persists. Thank you

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Hi everyone.

I have a problem with my internet connection. First, I've tried a PCI Wi-Fi card and a repeater and nothing change.

My computer have a problem with the internet connection. When I play games like Counter-Strike, I'm spiking and I have some rollback every 5s. Here's a picture of my internet connection in the task manager:

As you can see, I'm spiking alot. Sometimes, my PC disconnect from the router (even when it's wired).

What I tried:
- Recovery
- Flush DNS
- Renew IP
- Uninstall/Install network drivers and adapter
- Uninstall/Install general drivers

And... nothing worked, except one thing:
Fix network connection issues - Windows Help





Type netsh winsock reset and press Enter.Type netsh int ip reset and press Enter.Type ipconfig /release and press Enter.Type ipconfig /renew and press Enter.Type ipconfig /flushdns and press Enter.



It's working for like 30 minutes and then I'm spiking and lagging again. I suppose it's a DNS/IP problem. I need to do it again every time I want to play 30 minutes. Anyone have a idea?

Thanks!

PS: When I'm browsing on chrome, I don't see the spike effects, only when I play or skype.

A:Ethernet connection is spiking, disconnecting and reconnecting

Try, changing your DNS router to 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4. These are the public google DNS routers. I had gaming issues and changing to these DNS fixed my problem, Internet problems with my ISP.

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I'm working on an issue with a Lenovo M90p desktop running Windows 7 64bit. It's connected via cable to a router that works for other devices. the cable has been tested with other devices, so I've narrowed the issue down to this physical device. The Windows troubleshooter is unable to fix the problemI tried to disable and reenable the network adapterI've tried to restore to a point in time before the issue started which didn't change anything.I've tried to uninstall the adapter via device manager and rebooted but Windows couldn't find the driver by itself. I've downloaded the intel ethernet driver from lenovo site manually from a different computer and installed it but it didn't change anything.Do you have any suggestions to possible next steps?   

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I have two staff members with different Yoga models, but with the same pen issue. Say, for instance, OneNote is open. The pen doesn't draw or write, but it can select and still be recognized. When I try using an old stylus from an HP Elitebook, it works TOTALLY fine - even the button on the pen functions properly. This suddenly started after months of the Lenovo pens working fine. I thought maybe it was a driver issue, but it can't be as the HP pen works.... I'm thinking it's the pen itself just getting worn down? It looks okay though but may be just a little loose... Any help / direction would be greatly appreciated!

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After 6 months of use, the battery wear is 18% in my new ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2nd / X1 Yoga. I tried to reach lenovo service, but it's an endless lop of passwords and registerAny similar experiences o recommendations? 

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Disclosure:  I received these laptops from Lenovo as part of their advocacy program, so huge thanks to the folks over at Lenovo. I don't receive compensation for my review, and as always, all opinions are my own.  
 
The ThinkPad X1 Yoga is first modern ThinkPad that I've ever owned.  I?ve been using Lenovo?s Ideapad lineup for a very long time, and while I?ve used ThinkPads in the past, the X1 Yoga will be my first personal ThinkPad that I own.  So how does it stack up to the Yoga 910?  Let?s find out! I have the i7 UHD model of the Yoga 910 and the i5 FHD model of the ThinkPad X1 Yoga.  I tried out the latest Yoga 920, but I haven?t tried the latest X1 Yoga yet? hopefully, I will! 
 
Hardware & Design
Even though both laptops carry ?yoga? in their name, the hardware behind them is vastly different.  The ThinkPad X1 Yoga has the classic ThinkPad black design, which is made of a carbon-fiber hybrid for the top cover and a magnesium-PPS hybrid for the bottom cover.  The Yoga 910 has a similar design from the Lenovo?s Yoga lineup, with an aluminum build throughout.  
 
 
 
The ThinkPad only comes in two colors: classic black and silver; whereas the Yoga has a whole suite of colors to choose from, such as silver, copper, bronze, and even a few exclusive designs, such as the Vibe designs for the Yoga 920 and the Star Wars themed designs for the Yoga 910. 
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Hi guys,I have a laptop which is a Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E431 model running on Window 10 Pro OS. It is a Core i3-3110M CPU @2.40GHz 8GB RAM 64-bit OS. My issue is :WLAN / WiFi keeps going ON and OFF every now and then. The WiFi once connected keeps connecting and disconnecting every minute and it sometimes take forever to reconnect back. I will need to right-click on the WiFi Symbol at the bottom right and click on 'Troubleshoot problems' to recover from this issue. Once recovered, it disconnects again. Some Observations :The issue could be because of the conflict between the Bluetooth drivers and the WiFi drivers. If Bluetooth is disabled then the WiFi works correctly. There will be no problems regarding the WiFi getting disconnected. These are the following details of the hardwares and their respective driver versions. Network : Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless -N 2230Driver Version : 15.18.0.1Driver Date : 30-04-2015  Bluetooth : Intel(R) Wireless Bluetooth(R)Driver Version : 18.1.1525.1445Driver Date : 18-06-2015 I have no idea why these two are causing this issue, but I really need to fix this. And it has been atleast a year since I bought this laptop and it has been showing this problem since 4 - 5 months back. Please let me know if there is a work around for this. If not atleast I hope the above information might help fixing the issue. If there is any additional information that is needed from me, please leave a m... Read more

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We are beginning to roll out XPS 13 laptops into our environment and have run into this issue on multiple XPS 13s. We will have the USB-C to Ethernet adapter plugged in and connected to ethernet, and after a couple of minutes it will lose connection. Once it loses connection, it constantly connects and disconnects every 5-10 seconds. I have looked through this forum for a while and have not found anyone else with this issue, however we are having the same issue on multiple laptops. They are running Windows 7 with a fresh image.

A:XPS 13 9350 USB-C to Ethernet Adapter Constantly Disconnecting and Reconnecting

I'm seeing the same issue on Precision 5510s.  Don't have an answer myself.  I have disabled power management option that allows the system to shut off the device to save power, which didn't help.

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I am using a lenovo yoga 14. When I connect to my wifi network at home the internet often randomly turns off. It doesn't only disconnect my laptop, it kicks all of the other devices off the network as well. I have no viruses and the laptop seemed to be doing this from when I originally got it. I updated my drivers for the wifi and have tried various other fixes but nothing seems to work. Any ideas?  Processor: Intel Core i7-5500U Processor(I7-5500U): : Memory: 8GB PC3-12800: : Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64(EN:English): : Hard Drive: 256GBOPAL2.0: : Wireless Network: Intel Wireless 7265BN(2x2)+BT4.0 M.2 Combo: : Ports: 4-in-1 Media Card Reader (SD, MMC, SDHC, SDXC); 1 USB 2.0; 2 USB 3.0; Microphone/Headphone Jacks; DC in; HDMI 1.4: : Monitor: Multitouch: : Included Warranty: 1 Year Depot

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I have recently bought a Thinkpad Yoga 460 with Thinkpad Pen Pro. I leave it in the laptop slot for charging for more than a day and it gives me only a few minutes of usage. As per the user guide, it should be 80% charge in 15 seconds and 100% after 5 minutes. But it runs out of charge very soon. It shows me the low battery level indicator as soon as I use it on the screen. First day of usage (appox 4 days ago) it gave me about 30 - 45 minutes of continuous. But after that not more than 5 minutes. Please let me know if this is an issue with the Pen or Laptop charging port. Is there any way I can troubleshoot it?Please also let me know the average usage time for the pen, if you are continuously using it.










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A:Thinkpad yoga 460 - Thinkpad Pen Pro not charging ...

Hi
Welcome to the forums.
 
I do not have that kind of pen, but I think is the one that has some "bronce contacts" at the top of the pen. I had read some other post about it, just in case check that "contacts" to make sure they are touching with the charger when you put the pen into it's holder. Sometimes the contacts may move.
 
Regards

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I've seen several notes here and in other forums about bluetooth disconnects on the Y2P.  I had this issue with a MS Sculpt Comfort mouse (http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/en-us/p/sculpt-comfort-mouse).   I tried removing the pre-installed bluetooth driver and allowing Windows to find me one.  Same problem.  Then I downloaded the driver from Lenovo (currently bt136w8164.exe).   After reinstalling this manually the mouse was recognized immediately and I haven't had an issue since. FYI.  Hope this helps.

A:Yoga 2 Pro bluetooth disconnecting (now working fi...

Unfortunately bt136w8164.exe is not working for my.. MS Sculpt Comfort mouse + Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro = extremelly unstable combination :/ On my others devices mouse working good! Problem is on our "brand" Lenovo.. 

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While testing out my new 720 I found that while running on battery I will have anything connected to the USB C/lightning port disconnect every once in a while and then almost immediately reconnect. I've had this happen with an external SSD and a small multi-port dock.  So far, this problem only happens with that one port.  If I use the USB 3 ports, I haven't had this happen. I'm fully up to date driver-wise. I have also tried turning off the power settings for all the USB hubs. I've monitored the windows events and see the following confirmation of a problem but I believe this to be a symptom and not the actual problem. Warning        5/7/2017 1:53:19 PM        Ntfs (Microsoft-Windows-Ntfs)        140        NoneWarning        5/7/2017 12:02:35 PM        Ntfs (Microsoft-Windows-Ntfs)        140        NoneThe system failed to flush data to the transaction log. Corruption may occur in VolumeId: M:, DeviceName: \Device\HarddiskVolume18.(A device which does not exist was specified.)The IO operation at logical block address 0x5f1388 for Disk 1 (PDO name: \Device\000000c7) was retried. Any suggestions?

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Hi,Is anyone facing issue with the wifi connection? The wifi on yoga 700 keeps disconnecting and reconnecting. When the wifi tries to reconnect, it's showing no internet access. I have other laptops connected to the same router and there are no connection issues with my other laptops, tablets, or phones. I've even tried to a different router (at a different location) and I still have the same issue. I contacted Lenovo customer service and they sent me link to download the wifi driver which I have done (uninstall existing driver and reinstall the drive that was provided by Lenovo CS) however, it would connect to the wifi and work fine for a while then the wifi disconncets and tries to reconnect over and over again (same issue). Any help or suggestion would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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Just curious, why is the new Thinkpad X1 Yoga I7, 16 GB RAM, 1 TB SSD, FHD about $1,000 more than the similarly equipped commercial Lenovo 910? 
 
Is it the ThinkPad brand name? The eraser nubbin? The 2 combined?
 
Just curious.
 
I've got a friend who needs a new laptop. She likes the touch/fold aspect of my 1st gen Thinkpad X1 Yoga. Do you all think she would be happy with the commercial Yoga 910? 
 
Any real reason to get the new plain FHD ThinkPad X1 Yoga instead of the similarly equipped commercial Yoga available at Best Buy besides spending an extra $1000 for the ThinkPad brand name?
 
I've owned 6 various ThinkPads since 2011 FWIW. I get it, they're cream of the crop. But I kinda got sticker shock when I just priced out a plain FHD (and we need nothing more) X1 Yoga. About  $2,800, wow!
 
Opinions and advice -- no spam please (thank you!) -- welcome.
 
Best to everyone...
 
J
 
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A:Why is the ThinkPad X1 Yoga $1,000 more than a similar Yoga 910?

@Jelks, The biggest difference I see between the X1 Yoga (2nd) and the Yoga 910 is active pen support which seems to be missing from the 910. You could use a capacitive stylus, but expect fingertip resolution, not pinpoint, and no pressure-sensitivity. Fewer USB ports: no HDMI or MicroSD; no Thunderbolt. No TPM module, if you need to store encrypted creditials, e.g., for BitLocker. Not sure about battery life; they claim up to 9 hours of local video for the 910 vs. up to 15 of MobileMark for the X1. Not an apple-to-apple comparison. You're not going to get the (soon to be patched, at least for now) security hole that is Intel's vPro management tech. You may not get Windows 10 Pro, possibly just Home (but you could always give Microsoft the money to upgrade if you need BitLocker or Remote Access). You're not going to get all the "mil-spec" design and testing etc, but if it's a personal machine, you're probably going to avoid abusing it. As you suggest, the "wave" keyboard -- including the trackpoint "eraser nubbin" -- is definitely going to be more expensive on the ThinkPad than the plain Yoga keyboard. I used two generations of ThinkPads (T61p and W520), but about 3 years ago I switched to a Dell XPS 13. A year or so ago, I ordered a X1 Yoga 1st gen for my wife and she likes it very much, so I am pretty familiar with the design and capabilities. TLDR: I think most people would be happy with the 910 vs. X1 unless they want the active pen. Als... Read more

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Hi everybody,I do have a problem with my new portabe USB3.0 interface drive, as it keeps connecting and instantly disconnecting all the time. I did already try to disable the energy-saving options for all USB-Ports, so that the computer is not allowed to disconnect the drive due to energy-saving.I did already try the device on another computer, where it works perfect without any drivers or something like that. The Device itself is plug and play, and there shouldnīt be an additional software needed. This is why I donīt get any support from the manufacturer. It seems to me, as if the USB Port does not supply enough energy to the external drive to keep the connection steady. The Lenovo Yoga Home 900 itself recognizes the device namely, so there shouldnīt be any problem of copatibility. My brother told me to look for an USB driver for the lenovo yoga home 900 to try to fix this issue, but i couldnīt find anything appropriate. Does anyone have a clue how to fix this issue?Kind regardsHelmut 

A:external USB drive keeps disconnecting and connecting - Yoga -Home 900

Hello, I have two questions: What is the make and model number of the drive in question?Do you have any othe USB 3.0 devices that work in that USB port? Also, is this your laptop?Yoga 900-13ISK Laptop (ideapad)If so, there is an urgent BIOS update available that might help. Cheers, newlaptop 

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Hi everybody,I do have a problem with my new portabe USB3.0 interface drive (model number ODP95-SU3), as it keeps connecting and instantly disconnecting all the time. I did already try to disable the energy-saving options for all USB-Ports, so that the computer is not allowed to disconnect the drive due to energy-saving.I did also try the device on another computer, where it works perfect without any drivers or something like that. The Device itself is plug and play, and there shouldnīt be an additional software needed. This is why I donīt get any support from the manufacturer. It seems to me, as if the USB Port does not supply enough energy to the external drive to keep the connection steady. The Lenovo Yoga Home 900 itself seems to recognize the device namely, so there shouldnīt be any problem of copatibility. My brother told me to look for an USB driver for the lenovo yoga home 900 to try to fix this issue, but i couldnīt find anything appropriate.The BIOS Update for the yoga home 900 has aready been installed, and dindīt help.I also tried other USB devices which are not affected by this problem e.g. my smart phone, Mouse and Keyboard (USB Dongle) and also my avermedia live gamer portable (streaming device). The problem occurs with eachof the three USB3.0 ports.Does anyone have a clue how to fix this issue?Kind regardsHelmut 

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After a reset of win10 my Yoga S240 loses browsing ability after disconnecting the power adapter (on WiFi\ethernet usb adapter - in different locations). Outlook can still send and receive but I can't browse (Chrome/Edge/Incognito), I can still ping the web sites in command prompt. To get the browsing working again i must connect back the power adapter and logout-login\restart. I tried:Updating all drivers (windows\thinkpad\ manually in device manager\ intel).Battery on max performance.Would appreciate any help on this.  

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Hello, recently I installed windows 7 on my Lenovo T60. First I thought the install went flawlessly because I was able to access the internet but later I realized that I was accessing the internet through wireless and my ethernet port was not detected. I installed the intel chipset driver but I can't install any ethernet drivers because the ethernet card is flat out not detected at all. I've searched all over Google and haven't found anything like this so I'm completely stumped.

Also theres only one driver in device manager that's unknown but I'm pretty sure its some sort of storage driver, its called Intel(R) ICH7M/U LPC Interface Controller - 27B9.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Thinkpad T60 ethernet connection not detected

First thing is to see if Lenovo supports W7 on the T60. If they do, the drivers should be available from Lenovo.

Did you run the W7 Upgrade advisor before you installed? It would have told you about any driver issues,

If not, things get more interesting. You may need use Vista drivers if no native W7 drivers are available from Lenovo.

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/si...cid=MIGR-74108

Lenovo Support & downloads - List of Windows 7 Upgrade Capable Systems

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/si...ocid=WIN7-TIPS

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I have an IBM ThinkPad A21m. In the back, where the I/O panel is there is an ethernet RJ45 connector and a regular modem connector. I have been able to connect using the modem to internet in the past. However the ethernet has never worked. I was going through the books that came with the PC and apparently the modem and ethernet are on a combo card.

In the packet there is also a card, not installed in th PC. It is a Xircom card. I did a search online for the serial number and FRU number and this is where it took me:
http://www-3.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-4PBMN7.html?doctype=Product information

I know little to nothing about laptop hardware and installation. I tried removing all the screws off the laptop but still could not remove the cover. Do I need to install this card? SHouldnt a laptop, espcially an IBm professional series one come with ethernet enabled? Am I missing something?

I would love any ideas on this one. I am actually fixing as a favor for someone. Thanks in advance.
 

A:IBM Thinkpad A21m and Ethernet...Not working

Here is the home page for that specific adapter:
http://www.intel.com/support/network/xc/adapter/mpci/index.htm

I think I have to install the adapter in the PC but where and how? Do I have to connect any wires to it afterwards?
 

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I just bought a Thinkpad Yoga from Best Buy and upon opening, found that the pen pro included does not work. I'm on the most updated version of all the drivers, and the touch screen and multitouch with my hands still work. After taking an multimeter to measure the voltage of the pen, I found that the pen just wasn't charging. I'm a bit hesitant to check the voltage of the charging silo itself but my suspicion is that the pen is dead. Could this be a software problem? Has anyone encountered a similar problem? Should I return to pen and the laptop to bestbuy or just the pen? Or should this issue be brought to Lenovo instead?

A:Thinkpad Yoga 460 (Best Buy) - Thinkpad Pro Pen do...

I don't have a 460, but I do have a 260, which is a smaller, but VERY similar machine.  I had the same problem and I believe it is not the pen.  Before you do anything, you need to unplug the machine and disable the internal battery.  You do that by going into the BIOS and under the config tab, look under power.  There will be an option to disable the battery.  When this is selected, the machine will turn off.  The battery is re-enabled the next time you plug it in.  IF THE BATTERY IS NOT DISCONNECTED, YOU WILL CREATE A SHORT AND BLOW A IRREPLACEABLE FUSE ON THE MOTHERBOARD.  Remove the pen and look inside, where you will see 2 contacts.  My guess is that one or both got pushed back into the housing during manufacturing process.  You can take something fine and sharp like a needle and gently free them so they will pop back out.  Once I popped mine out, the pen charged very quickly and I never had another problem with it.

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I recently purchased the thinkpad pen pro. What driver do I need to make the pen work? When I talk to tech support, they only tell me I need to download the driver, but can't tell me which one. I have windows 10 if that helps.

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I just did a clean install of a Windows 98 on a IBM Thinkpad 390. Does anyone know of a good but inexpensive ethernet cardbus card that will work with this laptop. I am giving the laptop to someone who has no computer so I not looking to spend too much?

Thanks
 

A:Solved: Ethernet Cardbus card for Thinkpad 390

One of these should do it:
http://cgi.ebay.com.sg/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150331327798&indexURL=
I use one in an old Thinkpad 600e.
 

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My ThinkPad A21m [2628] does not currently have Ethernet capability.  (?Network card? was an optional extra at the time of purchase in 2001.)  The Ethernet port on the rear of the ThinkPad A21m is covered over with a cover that looks like it could be pried off.  It is hard to see whether there is an actual Ethernet port underneath the cover.   I am wondering whether I would be able to add Ethernet capability to this computer.  Can I simply pry off the cover, buy a compatible network card, put it into the computer myself according to the hardware manual, and then install the driver?  Or, does the fact that the Ethernet port is covered over mean that there is nothing I can do about it now?  My operating system is Windows 2000 SP4.  I would appreciate any advice on this issue. Thank you.










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A:Ethernet Capability in ThinkPad A21m [2628]

Yes.
 
Just replace the modem card with an appropriate LAN/modem combo card and it will work "out of the box".
 
You might have to download the appropriate driver, but the procedure is as simple as stated above, I've performed this myself many a times in the old days on both A2x and T2x units.

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