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Many laptops accumulate dust inside the fan/heat exchanger assembly over several months or years, and must be removed in order for the laptop to properly cool itself. Depending on how much you use the laptop, it can happen in as little as a matter of months. You may want to ask a laptop repair place how much just to clean out the dust, and see if that works. Sometimes a cooling pad can help, especially if the laptop isn't already on a hard, flat surface.I actually keep my laptop on a small wooden board the same length & width as the laptop with a cooling pad on top of that, and the laptop on top of that, because I often want to set my laptop on my bed, which can smother the air circulation, and cause it to overheat quickly otherwise. Even when on a hard, flat surface, like a table or desk, if I am playing a game, I put it on the cooling pad because games cause the laptop components to generate a lot of heat, and this brand is somewhat notorious for overheating (especially when it has a discreet graphics card).

Lenovo ThinkPad... | Answered on Mar 02, 2012

The wireless card driver may be corrupted ot not installed. Install the wireless card driver and see if the wireless connection comes up.
The same model ThinkPadcan have different types of network, video and audio drivers and unless youknow exactly which one is installed in your ThinkPad, you need to download allthe drivers and install each driver until you find the right driver. When you download thedrivers, write down the device driver and it's file name so you have a recordof which driver you are installing and which directory the unzipped files arelocated on your hard drive. Go to the IBM/Lenovo WEBsite - support/download page and download the latest Windows device drivers foryour model computer, Use this link: - http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/product.do?template=%2Fproductselection%2Flandingpages%2FbrowseByProductLandingPage.vm&sitestyle=lenovo&brandind=10&validate=true You can download thevarious drivers and then you click on and run the various driver files, theywill then unzip and expand into a sub folder on C:\drivers Then install thevarious drivers from this folder (run the set-up file).

Lenovo ThinkPad... | Answered on Jul 18, 2011

Look for an FN key. Sometimes it just says FN in a box really small on the key. Most likely near the bottom left.

Lenovo ThinkPad... | Answered on Jul 18, 2011

remove the cosmos battery form mother board after few seconds Insert it again it will reset the on it's optimized default remove password and reset system date and time..

Lenovo ThinkPad... | Answered on Apr 18, 2011

You can try downloading and installing again keyboard drivers from Lenovo support website.
This could solve your problem

Lenovo ThinkPad... | Answered on Mar 13, 2011

Your machine has a Supervisor password enabled. It is usualy the last 4 digits of the serial no of the laptop. If that doesn't work then the other thing you can try is to remove the BIOS battery and reset the BIOS.

You will need to open up your laptop. The laptop CMOS battery is shown below.
Disconnect it for 15-30 minutes or more, then reinsert it and the data in the BIOS memory should be reset. If at first it doesn't work, try to remove the battery overnight. Once the battery has been reinserted power up the PC and see if the reset was successful.

Lenovo ThinkPad... | Answered on Feb 25, 2011

Antes de nada, prueba a usar las contraseñas maestras para la bios de ordenadores IBM:


Prueba cada una de ellas por separado. Si ninguna de estas opciones te funciona, la única opción es realizar el minicircuito descrito en esata página web:

Aunque retires la batería CMOS del potátil, la contraseña de BIOS no se reseteará. La única forma de resetear la contraseña, es realizando el tutorial que antes te he mostrado.

Lenovo ThinkPad... | Answered on Feb 25, 2011

Hi, you have a couple of options to reset your Thinkpad if the Supervisor password is lost. One is to send it to Lenovo who will replace the system board and hard drive, the other is to send to me and I will remove the password and return. Regards Paul - [email protected]

Lenovo ThinkPad... | Answered on Feb 25, 2011

If you were to log on to the ibm.com web site, usually one is able to download if available, by model number, Customer Instruction Manuals, list of Dealers, for spare parts and service, Driver downloads and Installation Instructions as required.

This is the best way of ensuring up to date drivers for your system and they are free of charge!

There are no XP drivers to be found with Microsoft as XP is no longer supported.

Some manufacturers may have a limited number of Drivers still listed.

I hope this helps.

Lenovo ThinkPad... | Answered on Feb 02, 2011

To reset the BIOS password read the information from this link.

In case of your laptop the easiest method would be using software from Hiren's Boot CD as it's pretty hard to open it up and reach for the CMOS battery or the jumper and I wouldn't recommend doing it especially if it's under warranty.

Lenovo ThinkPad... | Answered on Jan 28, 2011


Hello sir read these instruction. Solution for all IBM/Lenovo laptop

check this site... http://ja.axxs.net. you need to buy this device Key maker pro...


there is one more way to break password for many laptop ..you need to made serial port or printer port and there is software for it ...

check this site http://www.lancos.com/prog.html Thanks

Lenovo ThinkPad... | Answered on Jan 01, 2011

Hi dear, There may be the problem with your sound card.You please try reinstalling the sound card (audio driver) for the Lenovo Thnik pad.You can download the software from the following site. http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/product.do?template=/product.do?template=/productpage/landingpages/productPageLandingPage.vm&sitestyle=lenovo&brandind=10&familyind=368924&machineind=0&modelind=0&partnumberind=0&subcategoryind=0&doctypeind=9&doccategoryind=0&operatingsystemind=49979&validate=true
or you search for sound driver in net..

Lenovo ThinkPad... | Answered on Nov 14, 2010

see this link, it will help you retriev the audio driver, select proper OS


Lenovo ThinkPad... | Answered on Oct 20, 2010

Drain Flee power
Disconnect AC adapter,
Remove Battery
Press and hold power button for 30 seconds.
Reconnect adapter and battery
Start your pc and go to safe mode and check power settings.
Depending on your OS check event log /windows error log to find out what is causing the problem. And disable the service or reinstall driver needed.

Lenovo ThinkPad... | Answered on Aug 10, 2010

Ensure it is properly plugged in. On boot-up press "Set-up" key (usually "F2" or "Del" or some other key. Ensure the BIOS sees the drive. If it does not, then you have a hardware problem. Most likely the drive is not making proper connection. Remove and re-install it. These connections can deteriorate through time, especially if you are continually removing the drive to insert a floppy or some other drive.

Lenovo ThinkPad... | Answered on Aug 08, 2010

When you first turn your computer on it runs a series of test called the POST, which stands for Power On Self Test. When your computer fails one or more of these test the computer sounds a sequence of beeps that let you know which test(s) were failed.
These are different for different models of computers. You can go to your computer manufacturers web site and do a search for "POST error codes" to find out just what the code means for your computer.
This does mean you have a hardware problem. If you're not real savy with computer electronics you most likely will need to take it to who is but check the codes first, there's no need to pay someone if the problem turns out to be bad enough that the computer isn't worth repairing.
Best of luck to you.

Lenovo ThinkPad... | Answered on May 02, 2010

There are audio drives for this laptop, they will work for Windows, XP, Vista, & Windows 2000. They are on this site:


Just install and the laptop should recognize them. It if doesn't then that means the onboard video is bad.

Lenovo ThinkPad... | Answered on Apr 21, 2010

replace battery, as long you adapter plug in indicator work charging also work so only battery not accept charging.

Lenovo ThinkPad... | Answered on Apr 04, 2010

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