20 Most Recent Lenovo ThinkPad SL400 Notebook Questions & Answers

The Video driver does not control the system board settings. Try installing updated drivers for your motherboard from lenovo's website.

Lenovo ThinkPad... | Answered on Mar 19, 2014

Possibly you have an overheating GPU or CPU problem. If you can do it, then disassemble the laptop and:
- Clean up everything (use canned air),
- Replace the cooling pad or cooling paste of GPU (if applicable) and CPU,
Reassemble the laptop.

Before you disassemble this laptop, you can check the air inlet, air outlet and the fan, and clean them up using canned air. I hope it solve the problem.

Lenovo ThinkPad... | Answered on Mar 06, 2014

change skype settings...

Lenovo ThinkPad... | Answered on Dec 09, 2013

That looks like a password hash...

Lenovo ThinkPad... | Answered on Nov 08, 2013

In Skype's preferences, it allows you to configure your microphone(s). I would check here to make sure it's working properly from within Skype. It's possible that you just have it muted. If it doesn't show up here, fire up Device Manager and look for the microphone there. If everything looks good in both places, it's probably a network issue, maybe you should try something other than Skype?

Lenovo ThinkPad... | Answered on Nov 08, 2013

The same model ThinkPad can have different types of network, video and audio drivers and unless you know exactly which one is installed in your ThinkPad, you need to download all the drivers and install each driver until you find the right driver.
When you download the drivers, write down the device driver and it's file name so you have a record of which driver you are installing and which directory the unzipped files are located on your hard drive.
Go to the IBM/Lenovo WEB site - support/download page and download the latest Windows device drivers for your model computer, Use this link:-

Lenovo ThinkPad... | Answered on May 08, 2013

Click start control panel administrative tools computer management device manager scroll down image devices you could see a yellow question mark? right click to reinstall drivers or update driver Open skype go to tools from the drop down list select options scroll to audio settings you can make a free test call before you try to make a call Make sure the microphone is using the same as your computers audio you can make a free test call if you cant get the microphone to work you can select learn about setting up your audio equipment also Click start control panel sounds and audio devices audio and also voice its the same make sure that you have the right default microphone selected you should be able scroll to video settings to make sure you have the right settings Open skype go to tools options scroll to audio settings or video settings on the right you will see webcam setting you can change the settings from there click apply after changing any settings also you can see the webcam there you can even take a snapsot also make sure your settings are correct for a video call Click start control panel sounds and audio devices select advanced there might be a tick in the mute box untick also select audio from the microphone drop down list make sure you have the right one selected and in the volume box make sure the microphone box has a tick in it or select the voice tab and make sure that you have the right media selected also select volume Make sure the box for microphone has a tick in it

Lenovo ThinkPad... | Answered on Feb 18, 2013

If you are buying a replacement battery, remember two things, 1 get the EXACT power specs DC Volts and Amps. 2 Beware of inexpensive batteries, sometimes they don't work well with your laptop. Search the Lenovo website for a idea of what Lenovo charges. Do a little research on the website you intend to buy from, reviews of customers for instance. Good Hunting.

Lenovo ThinkPad... | Answered on Dec 07, 2012

get an engineer to help you change the flix that connect the system to the screen or probably the screen is bad.

Lenovo ThinkPad... | Answered on Nov 10, 2011

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The lenovo care button was built to restore the computer back to the factory state if in any case you will be experiencing software problem with your computer and you want to restore it from the original state. If this button will not function for no reason then then only person that can help you is the Lenovo repair department. You can send in the computer to lenovo depot repair and have them re-image the harddrive so that the Care button will be reinstalled.

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Lenovo ThinkPad... | Answered on Aug 21, 2011

Most likely the motherboard gone bad. Will need to be replaced.

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

You may want to check your video card. This can happen if something is corrupted in the driver files, a reload of the Os may be in order.

Lenovo ThinkPad... | Answered on Jun 22, 2011

Remove ram memory and hard drive..and try to power it on.
Also download this manual for Thinkpad SL400 ..
and go to page #53 No-beep symptoms

Lenovo ThinkPad... | Answered on Jun 20, 2011

i)Download System Update drive from lenovo web.
ii)Install it till complete.
iii) Complete ii) then go control panel, set view by large icon then to run Update and Drivers
iv) Follow steps till install Power Management for SL series till complete
v) Use Fn+F5, you able to see bluetooth icon at that moment

Good Luck!

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

Hi kingston_koa,

Getting different colors with vertical strips are common effects of broken LCD/screen. Broken LCDs needed to be replaced. With this one, the best thing that I can recommend you is to contact Lenovo specially if your machine is still under warranty. They offer free repair and parts replacement depending on your warranty coverage.

Hope this will help you.

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

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