I have Thinkpad Edge E330 bought this July, with win8 downgraded to win7. It recently started a problem where the laptop's own display doesn't display anything (just blank) if I don't have external display connected. The external display doesn't have be in use, just connected, and E330's own display works fine. If I disconnect the external display, the E330's own display goes blank also. It doesn't matter what display setting I have.Currently I'm not able to use my E330 as a laptop at all.
I might have missed something, but I noticed I have no bluetooth hardware listed in my device manager in Windows 8 (upgraded from Windows 7) on my E520 (model 1143) (searching for new hardware doesn't give any results). I have installed and reinstalled all Lenovo drivers available on the support site, but to no avail. When I press Fn+F9, I only get the choice to switch on/off Wifi in the charms bar on the right, but no usual choice to enable/disable Wifi and bluetooth as in Windows 7. What have I done wrong?
The speaker volume is low on my ThinkPad Edge E520. I don't know if it is supposed to be louder or not. I can't play something for a few people gathered around my laptop and expect them to hear. I have used other laptops where the volume can be raised to an obnoxious level which is not he case here.
The volume control works. The driver is Conexant 20671 Smart Audio HD and Windows says that it is current. The OS is Win7 Pro.
I have recently bought ThinkPad E540 with OneLink Pro Dock, in which I have connected my LG Flatron IPS236 external display. LG's max resolution is Full HD 1920x1080, but for some reason my external display's max resolution is only 1280x1024. The display is attached to the OneLink Pro Dock's DVI port. I have both updated the graphic card's drivers and LG monitor's drivers and booted the system. I have also tried using both 75 hertz and 60 hertz refresh rates.
I am trying to connect my E520 to a wireless router. The router isn't connected to a modem, it will just be used so I can transfer files between two wireless devices. The wifi router is functioning properly as I can cannect to it with the wifi on my phone. However my laptop doesn't even see any wifi networks to connect to. The wirless "radio" button (F9) is on.
- There us is no visible wifi network.
- I can connect and access the router and its settings using the ethernet cable.
- 1st method - When I go to "Network and Sharing Center" I select "Setup a new connection or network". From the box that appears I select "Setup a new connection". The next box asks me to choose a wireless router from the list and informs me it may take up to 90sec for a router to show up. However no routers show up at all even after 30min.
-2nd method - I go to "Network and Sharing Center" I select "Setup a new connection or network". From the box that appears I this time select "Manually connect to a wireless network". Thsi time I get a box with an error "An unexpected error occured". It doesn't give any more information than this and I have looked in the logs and though I don't know what I am looking for nothing jumps out.
-3rd method - I go to "Manage wireless networks" and click on the "add" button. The box that appears asks me to choose between "Manually create a network profile" or "create an ad hoc network". Choosing either of these reslts in the same "unexpected error" with no information.
Things I have tried:
- Uninstalled the wireless card drivers and installed the latest ones. (device manager says device is working properly). - let windows try and update the driver. - Turned off my firewall and internet security and tried again. - Disabled power management for the wireless card. - Physically checked the card in the base of the laptop - all seems ok.
Win7 64bit Home Premium Zonelalarm Extreme D-link DIR_600 wifi router.
I have a couple issues with moving Win7 Pro from my HD to my new mSATA. I have an E520, 1143 FU3 (?), 500gb hd, Win7 Pro. I added a 120gb mSATA SSD.
I first thought I would clone the drive to the new one, but had trouble getting the used space small enough. Then I thought I would do a factory install, but can't seem to get that to work either.
First of all, I made recovery disks back when I first got the computer. But I can't find a way to use the data on the disks. They are not bootable. So If I remove my old hard drive so I can install to the new one, how do I boot? I made a boot disk from Lenovo Recovery, but it doesn't boot to a command prompt, just into the program, which doesn't seem to be able to use my recovery disks, it wants something else. How do I restore my computer back to factory defaults? The recovery system won't let me make new disks, its says this can only be done once.
Also, I have been removing things from the hard drive so it will fit to clone to the new 120gb drive. I seemed to be unable to get the drive to be less than 130gb, even though I had removed almost everything except Windows. I was checking the size by looking at the drive properties in Windows. Now I noticed that if I check the properties of each item, directories and files, on the C:, the total size is only about 60gb. Does that mean I can clone the drive, and the drive properties is reporting the used space incorrectly, or am I missing something? Even with the "Q:" (Lenovo_Recovery) added on, I should still be well under my 111gb on the new drive.
I bought a E520. I am not liking the touchpad on this thing. It hangs up and does not respond a lot of times.
The biggest thing that irks me is that my screen will zoom in and out when I run my finger along the touchpad or when tapping it. I know you can use the "pinch" with two fingers to zoom in and out but mine will zoom with just a tap of one finger.
How to disable the zoom feature. There must be a way in settings to turn that off. I just want the touchpad to work normally, as in move the cursor around.. thats it, nothing more.
I have been using the Communications Utility (Lenovo - Web Conferencing) when I first bought the laptop, a few months ago everything was fine. But now when I press F5 (hotkey for camera options) there is a pop up with massage "Communication Utility Main UI has stopped working".
Everything is fine in Device Manager.
Is it a hardware problem? Is there a way to check?
I am encountering serious problems with my Thinkpad Edge E520.
The left-mouse-click function of my UltraNav and Touchpad are not working anymore. The buttons are clicking normally, but do not have any functionality.
I am using a dual boot system with Win7 Home Premium SP1 and Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS... I did several checks:
Touchpad navigation and right-click button working properly Touchpad left-click-button clicking properly, but no functionality Touchpad click functionality not working
UltraNav Trackpoint and rickt-click-button working properly UltraNav left-click-button clicking properly, but no functionality Switching to Left-handed setup results in a properly working right-click-button with left-click function for Touchpad and UltraNav
External USB mouse working properly with Win7 External USB mouse not working properly with Ubuntu (no left-click functionality)
Fresh format and reinstall of dual boot system - problems remaining ... Since the behavious is the same with Win7 and Ubuntu and also remains after a fresh installation of both OS, I assume it is a hardware defect!?
Although great when you're on walkabout with your laptop, when I'm at home, laptop plugged in, I don't want my laptop to keep reverting to a login screen every few minutes.
I'm on a Thinkpad E520 running Windows 64 bit Professional. Here's what I tried so far without success:
1) Control Panel --> Power Options --> I set everything to "max performance" and disabled display sleep-mode timers.
2) Control Panel --> Lenovo - Camera-enhanced security --> I turned off camera recognition features and related timers.
3) Control Pannel --> Lenovo Power Manager --> I turned off all timers.
Turning off options in the above control panel areas does not seem to affect the auto-protect feature. This auto lock down feature is driving me nuts at home, the only consolation being that the fingerprint scanner makes it a little easier to get back in once the laptop goes down. It's like some terrible screen saver you hate that can't be turned off.
How is this auto lockdown feature turned off? Ideally there should be a big button available in the taskbar which you can push: on - off. That way you can easily turn timer suites on and off with a single action.
But as of yet, I can't find anything in the control panel or taskbar that turns off this auto lock down feature.
After I reinstalled windows 7 I can't recover factory settings and drivers (going threw F11 as mention in many support sites). Also I can't download Wifi (wirelees lan driver). It shows that it can't be done on this computer becouse it doens't support this operating system or that it doesn't have wife device at all. I downloaded Lan driver from support and it works, but its diffrent story with wifi. Driver genius can't find it either. Also tried using rescue and restore, but it doesn't find any back up's. Even do there still a partition LENOVO_RECOVERY. So I need to know that I am doing wrong, did installed wrong OS(even do I tried two diffrent setups) or I just do something wrong then I try to restore fatory settings or I just f.
When I press Fn+F9, Wireless Radios Master Control will appear, but there's only WiFi icon and Bluetooth icon is missing (I installed all latest drivers for my model E520 1143-37G).
I have seen advices to reinstall Hotkey Features Integration Pack but here comes my second problem. This HFIP includes Lenovo Patch Utility 32&64 bit but it's old version (22.214.171.124), newer version is included in Power Manager and ThinkVantage Communication Utility (v126.96.36.199). That;s the thing I don't get at all...
I bought 2 of these in oct 2011 for my twins going to college. My daughters has had no problems. The other one died in may 2012 and was repaired under warranty. It died again in November 2012. I was able to get it running by removing the battery and disconnecting the cmos battery and letting it sit for a while.
It happened again, and this time I can't revive it. I want to add that I think there was something wrong when we got it back from repair. The battery icon for the Lenovo power management did not work, but the windows one did. In hindsight I think this had something to do with nvram problem I have since heard so much about.
I just bought a used Red E520-1143CTO in brand new condition, from someone who screwed up the OS (It had Windows 7 Home Prem 64). A lot of the drivers were missing and not working correctly. The restore partition is still there when I look in My Computer but when i reboot and press F11, I never get the option to access it. There was no Lenovo software installed to create a repair disk and of course, it didn't come with any software. Is there a way to access it?
I also have access to another E520 that is almost exactly the same (It just has the older i3 processor). I tried to create a repair disk from it and use it on this computer but it says the Windows versions are not compatible or the Repair software is not compatible with this version.
So I'm trying to figure out if there is an alternative way to access this restore partition. I've installed a company version of Windows 7 Enterprise 32-bit on this machine and I've got most of the drivers installed and it appears to be working fine. But I have three that have yellow exclaimation points:
1) Base System Device 2) SM Bus Controller 3) Unknown Device
I've been downloaded drivers from this site, but I can't can't figure out which drivers I need to clear this list. So, how to get it restored to factory default. If not, I'd like to know what drivers I need to clear this list. I want it to look like brand new because I was going to give it to someone as a gift. I just don't see the on screen prompts for the wifi button (doens't work), volume, and brightness like the other machine. I'd like to get all that working.
The monitor on my HP Pavilion dv9830us laptop has not been working for some time and I have had to use an external CRT monitor for my display. A couple nights ago, my operating system (Ubuntu Linux 10.04) failed to load and because I can't get video feed to my external monitor until the video drivers on Ubuntu loads, I am unable to run Ubuntu's repair feature and the beginning of boot.
Is there a way I can get my laptop to use my external monitor at all times, even at the BIOS screen? Is there a setting in BIOS for this?
I was getting frustrated with my external monitor because the screen color was turning dark purplish at times, so I went into Device Manager and deleted both default monitor entries instead of just one under Monitors in hopes that it would've gotten rid of the purple haze so to speak.
I tried unhooking the monitor and unplugging everything before I deleted the default monitor entries in Device Manager, but it didn't get rid of the purple screen.
I have a fairly old notebook Dell Inspiron 4000 with WinMe installed and the display is no longer working assumed due to a bad or broken LCD, which is why I'm using the external monitor.
The external monitor has been working fine for months until it started turning purple on me when it was being used with the notebook. When the monitor is hooked up with my desktop, the screen color is just fine.
The notebook has got a lot of storage on it. During the boot process on the notebook, the external monitor lights up at one point (no longer purplish), but goes blank/dark after a few seconds and says it no longer is getting a signal from the notebook
I just got an HP Envy, 17 inch, and I have an HP 25 inch monitor I would like to connect to it. It has the "old style" connector which was supported on my old HP Entertainment Notebook. Not on the new one! What kind of adaptor do I need to get? I do have an HDMI port on the left side of my laptop. Do I need just a regular HDMI cable?
my resolution on my external monitor wont display correction when hook up with the XPS 1647.
The connection is HDMI. Resolution has been set to the highest recommend 1920x1080.
If you look at the picture below, the edges of the screen won't fill up the whole screen, making everything so small and hard to read. I already turn off the display on the laptop, making the monitor as my default screen.
On my previous XPS M1530, the Nvidia 8600GT can display the resolution correction.. I find it hard to believe that ATI card are not capable of doing that or there might be something wrong with my setting
I cannot connect my Probook 4430s to external monitor. I also have problems on the following device drivers. Are theDo I y related? need to download a new driver? What to download?All I want is to be able to use a larger monitor.
I have a brand new HP Envy X2 (15-C001dx) with Windows 8.1. So far it works fine by itself. I tried connecting an external monitor to the laptop using an HDMI cable from the laptop to an LG L246WPQ display. The problem is that 10-15% of the left side of the laptop screen content does not appear on the external monitor. Missing from the external monitor is the word "Start" in the upper left corner along with roughly the 2 leftmost columns of tiles. This occurs in both "Duplicate display" or "Only display on screen 2" modes. This is using a resolution of 1680x1050 which both the laptop and the LG appear to support. Using the touch screen on the laptop I can scroll the tiles to the right and see the missing leftmost columns. The information that is displayed on the external monitor begins as far left as that monitor will display. In other words, there is no black/blank area on the left. Except for the missing information on the left side, the content of the rest of the external monitor looks fine. I updated the laptop's video driver to the latest on HP.COM. No change in behavior. I tried every option I could find on the LG OnScreenDisplay, but nothing made the display any better.
I have a problem with my battery on a brand new E430. I've used it for 1 week w/o problems and now it simply doesn't want to charge the battery anymore. It is stuck on 48% and I have a message saying "plugged in, not charging".
EDIT: I run Win 8 (64 bit) - absolutely everything is up to date, including BIOS.
I have connected my monitor to an external monitor. It works fine. Only problem I have ( and a little irritating one) is that the external monitor picks up display only after Windows is loaded. Pre-OS screens like BIOS settings, GRUB loader (I have Installed Linux ) doesn't show up)
Is this an issue with BIOS? Because, when I connect HP dv6000 to my monitor, I can see the BIOS screen as well. I am sure the problem is not with the monitor.
The BIOS is responsible for detecting displays before the OS is loaded right? I checked BIOS settings and there is nothing to indicate the display ports/devices (however, this page on HP website shows a BIOS screen "Advanced" which apparently has those settings)
I have MacBook Pro (late 2008) and I have WinXP installed in Bootcamp.
Recently I acquired a Dell SP2309W monitor that is capable of 2048 x 1152 resolution. When hooked to my MBP and start in WinXP, the external monitor works fine in EXTENDED mode. That is, I can move Windows to the external monitor. The MBP display is the primary display, where the Taskbar is displayed.
What I want to do is make the external monitor my PRIMARY display, with the taskbar shown there. However, the "Use this device as the primary monitor" is greyed out.