Lenovo 11e E/Edge :: ThinkPad 13 - No WLan Device Found
Apr 5, 2011
I just reinstalled windows 7 on my edge 13 (cause the system really slowed down), everything's working so far, expect the WLan Device. The network adapter (realtek RTL8168D/Familie-PCI-E-Gigabit-Ethernet-NIC) is properly detected, if i plug in a Lan cable I have got a connection.
I already tried this Lenovo Update tool, it installed some drivers and updates, but still no change. I already tried all Wifi drivers from lenovo homepage without success. Hitting the F9 Button didn't change a thing.
I can't found my camera device in device manager and there is no imaging devices in device manager. There is no camera tab in Communication Settings (Fn+F5)...
I tried to install "Integrated Camera Driver (1.0M) for Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit), XP - Notebooks" "Integrated Camera Driver (0.3M) for Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit), XP - Notebooks" but nothing happened ..
In the first time when I installed the windows the camera was working but now it's not !!
My Laptop is : ThinkPad Edge E530 My OS is : Windows 7 32-bot
This laptop shows "no operating system found" when I power up. I ran knoppix which works but I tried pressing F8 to get to the CMD prompt but it doesn't work, I can get into the BIOS, anything I can do in the bios to do either a system restore or run the recovery?
I have purchased a new E430 ,, installed windows 7 ultimate 64-bit. I installed all drivers and all is working fine.. I still have one unkown device (PCI) .. I think it's VGA .. but I installed intel HD card driver.
below is the info:
The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28) There is no driver selected for the device information set or element.
To find a driver for this device, click Update Driver.
yesterday my E330 arrived with no operating system installed. After the Windows 7 Ultimate installation was finished I was already disappounted, because no driver was detected. So I had to manually download all drivers from the slow lenovo site. After I installed all drivers (also BIOS updates and Win updates) the Wlan wasnt working. Tried both, the realtek and the broadcom driver, none of them is working. Can't conntact the support because the page won't load. After a few hours of trying to fix the problem I dont know what to do anymore.
I have uninstalled Windows 8 and installed Windows 7 64bit Pro on my new Lenovo Ideapad u410. I managed to get all the drivers working... EXCEPT ONE: The WLAN.
Now here's what I did and what happens every time I try to install the WLAN driver:
I have downloaded the driver "WiFi Link Driver (Intel, CyberTan, Liteon) for Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit)" from the page [URL] ... multiple times and tried installing it multiple times. The installation process works until the status "Search the target device in this machine" shows up. As soon as this status shows up, the installation exits without an error message or anything else. How to get it working. I can't even use this machine without WLAN.
By the way: - LAN works fine - It's not a hardware issue as the WiFi worked fine on the preinstalled Win8 - The WiFi won't even show up under Windows - I have not installed "Intel WiMax Driver for Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit)" driver as I am told that this is not used. - Of course I am running the .exe as Administrator - I tried installing Win7 on UEFI before.
I'm using the W540 with an ultradock and external monitors. After upgrading my W540 to win8.1 64 bit, device manager is showing an unknown device. I'm not quite sure what it is, but almost everything seems to be working fine and Lenovo solution center isn't finding any driver updates.
I did notice that the solution center hardware scan did not test the video card memory and listed that test as N/A. Video and monitors seem to be working fine though and both nvidia and intel graphics show up in device manager.
Device manager lists the device in question as follows: Device instance path: ROOTSYSTEM001 Hardware Ids: rootiwdbus Device stack: DriverPnPManager
I got myself a L430 last February and like working with this laptop.
Within this laptop there is an Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2200 (2x2), PCIe Half Mini Card  plugged-in.
Like described in the linked article the card is only usable for the 2.4 GHz band but I realized this only after bying the laptop. At home we normally have a 5 GHz band and I'm only able to use it at the moment using an external wlan stick.
That could not be that hard we thought, because for Lenovo laptops there are manuals out there describing how to swap such a WLan card. We decided to take the Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6235 because this card should work with my L430.
We ordered the new card and plugged it in. But after every restart the laptop beeps twice and gives an error message: Unauthorized Wireless USB card is plugged in - Power off and remove the Wireless USB card. (error 1805)
On the site I mentioned last is described we should update to "Intel Wireless LAN (11abgn, abg, bg) for Windows 7 version 188.8.131.52 or higher", but now the links doesn't get you anywhere.Some weeks ago, when we tried this, we updated the driver more than once but without success for the new wlan card and at the moment I'm stuck to use the 2.4 GHz band (or use the external wlan stick).
Why doesn't allow my L430 swapping the wlan card? The new one is from the same manufacturer, both have the same number of antennaes.
The laptop was no discount product and nowhere in the papers I read that only some cards are usable!
I cannot get any audio from my IdeaPad. When I randomly select a mp3 and try to play it with Windows Media Player, I immediately get a mesage that the sound device can't be found or is busy (or something to that effect). I also don't hear sound from internet videos or system sounds such as the start up song. The sound is not muted and volume is at 100%.
I have uninstalled the device drivers for both the Connexant audio and microphone, reloaded them, and rebooted. Same problem.
My question, of course, is: restoring sound from my computer short of a system reset?
im unable to connect my bluetooth headphones to my pc.
the headphones are Plantronics BackBeat 903.
i have no problem connecting them to other computers, or cellphones for that matter.
when installing the Bluetooth driver, it says it doesnt find any bluetooth device, even though the headphones do run on looking for a device (or whatever it's called), but the laptop does not see them at all.
again, i dont have this issue with other computers.
plus, ive tried to install the latest bluetooth driver available on lenovo's site, but i cant finish it (have to cancel, it doesnt finish it without locating the device).
My SL510 work fine, but just want to know, when I open it for replace the keyboard, I found 1 intel centino mini wifi card N1000 with antenna and at the back an other one is broadcom mini wifi card 802.11g without antenna. My question is: for what function is broadcom mini wifi card 802.11g without antenna? All of 2 are presents as well in device manager...
I have recently run the Thinkpad Rescue and Recovery to freshen up my laptop and start with a new Windows XP.
I have also run through System Update and have got all the latest drivers and software updates.
Following to this, I noticed that my Wireless isn't wokring and was not even detected. For this, I have downloaded all of the following available:
Wireless LAN drivers for ThinkPad R500 - 2732 - 6EG - Windows XP Professional: Intel Wireless LAN (bg, abg, abgn) for Windows XP - ThinkPad - v15.03.2000 ThinkPad 11b/g/n Wireless LAN Mini-PCI Express Adapter II for Windows XP - ThinkPad - v1.00.0029.8Wireless LAN ThinkPad (11bg, 11abg, 11abgn) for Windows XP, 2000 - ThinkPad - 184.108.40.2060b
But my Intel PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility says that the "driver is not installed" even after rebooting.
I also check the Device Manager and noticed that under the Network Adapters the following only shows: 1394 Net AdapterBroadcam NetLink (TM) Gigabit Ethernet What could be the issue?
Also note that my wireless was working properly before going through the rescue and recovery.
ThinkPad Edge, Win 7 Sp1. For the last month I have had a problem with the control key always down. Programs react as if the control key were pressed. MS Word 7 gives an error message that the control key is down and asks if I want to go to Safe Mode. I have had the keyboard replaced with no change. The computer has been thoroughly checked, all drivers, patches, software upgrades have been made by my Tech, and the Bios has been flashed.
Last week, I found a post on Google for Win XP where the poster had the same problems. The fix was to ensure that the Sticky Keys were turned off in Ease of Access on the Control Panel. I went to Ease of Access and turned off all of the selections, and the fix seemed to work. However, yesterday the problem reoccurred. I don't know if it is a problem with the motherboard, hardware, or with Windows. It appears that this problem affects more than one version of Windows.
I have a feeling that I am missing something very obvious here, but I have looked everywhere and cannot find the Bluetooth services on my laptop (W530, Windows 7 Pro 64 bit, ThinkPad 1x1 11b/g/n Wireless LAN PCI Express Half Mini Card Adapter for Windows 7).
When I do FN + F5, I get the Lenovo Wireless Radio menu, but it only lists Airplane Mode (off) and 802.11 Wireless (on).
I have check BIOS security settings for I/O devices and Bluetooth is enabled. However I cannot find any references to Bluetooth under Device Manager ->Network Adaptors.
Is it possible that this laptop is not equiped with Bluetooth?
I am experiencing issues with my touchpad on my Thinkpad Edge AMD with 4 GB Ram.
Sometimes the touchpad will work and sometimes it will not respond. When I restart the computer, it will work but not for long. I have the up-to-date drivers which came with the machine. I just received my machine 2 days ago.
My IT dept made some changes to my W530 and now fastboot is not using SSD drive of (16G).I'm planning on using the "Restore" option found under My computer. If I select this option, I pressume all the factory default programs will install and wipe out the rest of the drive correct? If I do this will my fastboot be enabled once again?
I just purchased the E540. Running Win 7.1. I have 2 WD 3.0 Passport drives plugged into a USB 3.0 hub. The 3.0 hub has the correct cable for 3.0. They are not being recognized as 3.0 devices (I get a message). I updated the USB 3.0 driver on lenovo's site and BIOS is set to auto.recognize. I have also tried the 3.0 option in the BIOS but that didn't do anything. I also tried using the drives without the hub in one of the 3.0 USB slots but that didn't do anything either.
I have checked the forum but what I found was possibly purchasing a 3.0 cable (not necessary - my cable is 3.0 compliant) but that was for a Wn 8 system or updating 3.0 device driver (done). So much for plug and play.
Just a got a brand new Thinkpad 540-E. So far this CPU runs like a beast(with a new SSD installed). I have one minor issue though...
GOAL:: Make the F1-F12 keys function without having to press Fn first.
So I've tried the three tips I've come across online. Here is what happens:
1. BIOS(ThinkpadSetup): I only get the option to switch the Fn and Ctrl key. There are no option in my BIOS to do anything else with the keyboard/mouse settings.
2. Holding down the Fn key for 30 sec to 1 minute: Nothing happens. I even tried to do a three minute press and hold. I had a blast, but nothing came out of that neither.
3. Entering the keyboard settings in Win 7 manually: So I have no trouble entering the keyboard settings window, but mine looks extremely limited. In fact I see no options to do anything in there besides updating the driver.
I am planning to upgrade my RAM on my E420(1141CTO). It already has a 4 Gb on one slot. Couple of questions here.
1. What is the max RAM I can go upto on this E420 (Intel i3 2nd Gen) laptop. 2. As I have 4 GB on one slot can I put one 8Gb RAM (single module) on the other slot. 3. What brand of RAM I can use. 4. On this model can I fix another RAM myself easily or asking it the other way are the slots placed such that I can do it easily by merely oepning a couple of screws or do I have to tear everything apart. 5. Any other special considerations like about clock speed ?
With this laptop, the CPU usage rises significantly whenever the battery is charging. If I'm on running on battery power or it's fully charged, I don't have this problem. The CPU stays at 2-3% while browsing the internet, for example. But browsing the internet while the battery is charging will send the CPU up to 90-100%. It's not just browsing the internet, but any task, such as running Sony Vegas, using Skype, watching a movie, etc.
Again, this only happens while the battery is charging. Everything runs much, much slower. All power management settings are identical whether it be running on battery or charging with the AC adapter, so it's not that. I am also using the 65w power adapter that was supplied with the computer, and the adapter becomes very hot to the touch while charging.
I have recently purchased a Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E540, with Windows 7 installed. I'm trying to use the integrated camera with Skype, but I can record no picture. When I try to install the Integrated Camera Driver from Lenovo Support, [UR], the setup always fails with Engrish error messages.