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As it was left with no ventilation underneath for the cooling fan, it has desoldered the GPU.
Motherboard replacement or GPU re ball required.

Lenovo ThinkPad... | Answered on Jan 20, 2018

If you right click on the sound icon down by the clock and choos "open volume mixer", are all of the levels even?

Lenovo ThinkPad... | Answered on Jan 19, 2018

If the computer goes into sleep mode, some devices won't wake afterwards. As a test, either disable sleep mode, or open Device Manager, find the adapter or its USB port and set the power properties to not allow the device to turn off to save power.

Lenovo ThinkPad... | Answered on Dec 12, 2017

this is not to say for you to try it.if you dont no what you are doing please do not try this get some one that does know how to do it.
if you do try this then do so at your own risk.
Turn off laptop, remove battery. Remove palmrest, and remove keyboard (leave keyboard plugged in). Remove CMOS battery, and boot up the laptop without CMOS battery. Your Power-on password is now removed, put it all back together and enjoy!7 Feb 2012

How to Remove and Reset the Power-On Password for a Thinkpad ...

or go to this link and have a good read up about what else you could try first. password power on lenovo Google Search

Lenovo ThinkPad... | Answered on Oct 21, 2017

sounds like the driver you updated is causing it to shut down.try and start in safe mode and see if you can sort it from there.

Lenovo ThinkPad... | Answered on Oct 08, 2017

Traditionally with ThinkPads:

1. The BIOS password can be reset with the CMOS.
2. The Supervisor password cannot.
3. The HD password cannot.

If it's the harddrive that's locked you will have to replace that. If it's the Supervisor password you need to replace the system board which kind of defeats your purpose.

Lenovo ThinkPad... | Answered on Oct 06, 2017

It really depends on what kind of cold you're talking about. External temperature cool enough to produce condensation in the system can really mess your system up. Even to the point of destroying it. It's always good to keep your system above freezing and even above the dewpoint of where ever you're located.
If you're talking about cold being just starting the computer from any temperature from an "off" power mode to "on" then you could have a video issue. You can check your Event Viewer when it finally powers up to get more info on what caused the problem.

Lenovo Thinkpad... | Answered on Oct 05, 2017

The cmos battery is just under the keyboard. Release screw (1) of the keyboard is beside the ram slots underneath. So remove the ram cover first. Good luck!

Lenovo ThinkPad... | Answered on Sep 28, 2017

That's correct. I'd recommend to fix it in repair shop rather than on your own if you don't know how to solder.

Lenovo ThinkPad... | Answered on Aug 29, 2017

Well there are many reasons but from what you've
said it can only be the Switch itself or your Router's
Firmware needs to be updated.

Go to Start: Type cmd in the command prompt Type
ipconfig press Enter look for the default gateway that's
your Routers IP Type the IP number into your Browsers
url or address bar press Enter. Once inside your Router
or Modem/Router view tabs and look for Update Firmware
Follow Prompts If this does not fix your problem then you
must further look into the Wireless Switch the Light is the
Switches Confirmation that it is Working Properly. Also
Driver will not cause this Function to not work and I know
you said the Drivers are Good and pls don't be Mad but has
the Adapter been Enabled with the Assumption your Computer has an RJ45 port for hard wiring.

Stay Positive and We'll Figure this Out.

Lenovo ThinkPad... | Answered on Jul 20, 2017


i am head of IT for a global ad company and lenovo is one of our clients..

Lenovo should have a partition on its hard drive which should allow you to access this and return it to the state you purchased it in. PLEASE BE AWARE DOING THIS WILL PROBABLY LOSE ALL YOUR FILES. however it looks like its the only option..

if you would like the files off your hard drive then i suggest extracting it and purchasing a hard drive reader SATA I/II to USBand a SATA UK Power adapter with UK Plug.

Take a look at the link below.


Hope this helps

Lenovo ThinkPad... | Answered on Jul 14, 2017

The blue ThinkVantage button is a rectangular button on the upper left of the keyboard...

Lenovo ThinkPad... | Answered on Jun 27, 2017

It might be on a power saving plan. You can change it if you want to but running it on battery while watching movies will drain the battery fast. Anyway, right-click the battery icon on lower right of the screen or search for power options. You can see what plans your laptop is saved to. Choose balanced or high performance or recommended settings.

Lenovo ThinkPad... | Answered on Jun 10, 2017

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