Lenovo ThinkPad - Answered Questions & Fixed Issues - Page 9

It might be installing an update. If you disconnected something while it was powering down - Internet, screen or something like that, it might have frozen.
Make sure you have power cable plugged in and the same with the internet (if you normally have one). If it stays the same way for more than 30 min. then you can hold down the power button until the pc turns off (5 seconds). Then wait 30 seconds, then turn it on again.

Lenovo ThinkPad... | Answered on Jun 24, 2014 | 82 views

- Did you look at the buttom of the pc. Might be a serial number or something similar.
- There should be a back up drive (drive Z: I think it's called, it has the pre installed programs).
- If there isn't any Z: drive, then you should have been given some CD's or DVD's when you bought the pc. They should have the program as well.

Lenovo ThinkPad... | Answered on Jun 24, 2014 | 58 views

Did you try to press Ctrl+Alt+Delete?
I think you can turn it off in the Bios Menu (F12 or F10 almost right after you turn on the pc)

Lenovo ThinkPad... | Answered on Jun 24, 2014 | 28 views

- Is the mute button activated? Usually located at the top row of keys on the keyboard and has a build in light that lights up when activated.
- Do you have Realtek installed?
- Did you connect the speakers/headset and turned them on (if possible).
- After connecting the Speakers/headset, restart the pc while leaving them on and connected. If the driver is missing, it should be asking for one when it restarts.

Lenovo ThinkPad... | Answered on Jun 24, 2014 | 90 views

These are usually covered by the Plug&Play drivers and shouldn't need any installation. If you disabled the Audio Output, then
either uninstall your soundcard driver (Realtek), restart the pc and install it again.
If you disabled something, it might also show in the Device Manager (START-->RUN-->devmgmt.msc). If ther is anything with a yellow esclamation mark ( ! ), then try update the driver. If updating the driver doesn't work, then remove the hardware (NOT physically).

Lenovo ThinkPad... | Answered on Jun 24, 2014 | 54 views

need more details please.. Cannot understand your problem with this small piece of info.

Lenovo ThinkPad... | Answered on Jun 09, 2014 | 39 views

no problem with the configuration i guess.. try to reinstall the sound drivers or uninstall the current drivers and install generic drivers by manufacturer i.e Lenovo

Lenovo ThinkPad... | Answered on Jun 09, 2014 | 86 views

I think the game is incompatible with your PC, or your RAM or Graphic memory is overloaded or your graphic accelerator drivers are out of date.. update them ..

Lenovo ThinkPad... | Answered on Jun 09, 2014 | 19 views

I think your removable device drivers are corrupt. Please reinstall them if you have the Driver DVD or download from official website.

Lenovo ThinkPad... | Answered on Jun 09, 2014 | 21 views

Use BisonCam or Lenovo Easycam software... BisonCam is recommended.

Lenovo 14"... | Answered on Jun 09, 2014 | 49 views

You can Enable/Disable WiFi by opening:
Control Panel>Network and Internet>Network and Sharing Center>Change Adapter Settings

You should see your WiFi connection listed. Right Click to Enable or Disable.

Lenovo ThinkPad... | Answered on Jun 01, 2014 | 262 views

You need a replacement battery for the CMOS system on your computer.

The CMOS system contains the BIOS settings configuration and also runs the real time clock. If the real time clock does not stay in sync, this can have a negative affect on your installed operating system ( for example, a windows computer will not allow ANY system updates if the difference between your system time date, and the update servers current time and date is offset for 24 hrs. or more)

Lenovo ThinkPad... | Answered on May 26, 2014 | 448 views

can you describe the problem with more detail?

Lenovo ThinkPad... | Answered on May 26, 2014 | 119 views

Yes there are two types one is a 65 watt adapter and the other is the 95 watt.
Some units may need the higher wattage due to hardware specs. But they will all run on both.



Lenovo ThinkPad... | Answered on May 24, 2014 | 63 views

Hello, You will have to get a program called password cracker in order to get past this screen.Here is the website for this.

Lenovo ThinkPad... | Answered on May 18, 2014 | 157 views

Possible causes :
1, The most common problem is foreign debris interferring with the momentary contact switches on the keyboard. (95% of the time)
2. The next most common problem is the keys are just worn out but this would be rare since other keys would likely be affected
3. Keyboard membrane underneath is damaged and interfering with reliable contact

Two approaches:
A. First, you can try a can of air to blow the debris out and then vacuum the keyboard and all grill openings in the laptop.
B. Second, buy a bottle of 99% Isopropyl Alcohol and with the power adapter detached and the battery removed you can flood the area with alcohol to clean underneath and let it dry overnight. I use alcohol as it cuts the greasy junk whereas water will not and water takes a lot longer to dry out. (Hair dryers will speed it up)

If this is not helpful then the laptop case needs to be opened and the keyboard assembly inspected for damaged switches.

This assumes you have checked the software driver for the keyboard and it is functioning normal otherwise.

Lenovo ThinkPad... | Answered on May 18, 2014 | 34 views

Pedro, thanks for the comlete hardware description. You do not specifically say what is going wrong with your BIOS. Is this a boot-up problem, a compatibility conflict message or just what is wrong.
If the problem still exists and you can give me some more detailed symptoms I may be able to help

Lenovo ThinkPad... | Answered on May 18, 2014 | 58 views

There is three different passwords on Lenovo, but if you really activated POP (power on pass), then you can remove it by removing battery and bios battery as you can read from manual page 35 http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/43y6630_01.pdf
To remove a POP that you have forgotten, do the following:
(A) If no SVP has been set:
1. Turn off the computer.
2. Remove the battery pack.
For how to remove the battery pack, see "1010 Battery pack" on page 63.
3. Remove the backup battery.
For how to remove the backup battery, see "1100 Backup battery" on page 79.
4. Turn on the computer and wait until the POST ends.
After the POST ends, the password prompt does not appear. The POP has been
5. Reinstall the backup battery and the battery pack.

Lenovo Thinkpad... | Answered on May 09, 2014 | 125 views


Please follow the steps below to reset the lenovo to factory settings
Note: All your data will be lost. So keep that in mind.
So take the backup of your data first in a separate HDD or flash drive.

1. Switch off the Computer
2. Press the power button and then immediately start tapping f11 key on the top of your keyboard.
3. You will hear a beep sound and then stop pressing it.
4. You will get the screen says windows is loading files. Wait untill it finishes.
5. Select the default language which is US and Click on next .
6. Enter your login credentials (username and password) if you use to login to the windows.
7. Then you will get the system Recovery Options screen where you need to select the last option "Lenovo Product Recovery"
8. Again preferred language will be English US and hit Next.
9. Accept the terms and conditions and hit next and then hit Yes on the warning.
10. Then it will start resetting the Lenovo Think pad to the factory default with no previous data. Same as when you purchased it.

If you have any query you can ask before restoring the Computer.
Hope this helps you. Reply if that fixes your issue.


Lenovo ThinkPad... | Answered on May 07, 2014 | 461 views

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