Lenovo T400 / T500 :: ThinkPad T410 Only Boots If Power Supply Is Plugged In
Feb 28, 2011
My thinkpad T410 (2537-UQF) with an OCZ Vertex 3 SSD only boots if the power supply is plugged in. If i have full battery and try to boot without the power supply i get a blue screen after being about 60 seconds in the screen where the windows logo appears. I have Windows 7 installed fresh a few days ago.
I think its possible, that i have made some failure with the drivers. The ThinkPad Power Managers always stops working after booting. So i have removed the program by using the "msconfig" functionality.
I have a refurbished T410 that words fine and charges the battery when plugged in. When I remove the power ca ble, it dies immediately. The battery shows fully charged, but will not turn on unless the power cable is plugged in.
I purchased a manufacturer refurbished Lenovo Thinkpad T410 2522EC8 a few days ago. My USB ports are simply not responding to anything. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers. The only sign the USB ports show is when I plug in my mouse, the mouse lights up, but it doesn't actually work. Also, when I look under disk management, the only drives that show up are System Reserved, C: Drive, and D: Drive.
Symptoms: Laptop switches off unexpectedly; unexpected failure to charge battery; random changes in brightness. Messages appear such as: "This AC adapter may not provide enough power to your Lenovo computer. Please reconnect the proper AC adapter"; "Battery 2: There is an error"; Do you want to switch to 'Airplane in-seat power plan' (if this option is enabled in Power Manager).
This is why I think the power connector is to blame: I opened Power Manager to the Battery tab and also ran BatteryInfoView by Nirsoft. With the power connector firmly plugged in at the back of the laptop and with "90W AC adapter is attached" showing in PM, moving the connector slightly from side to side often triggers one of the symptoms. The two apps then indicate that the AC adapter is no longer present and that charging has stopped. In some cases vibration due to typing or moving the laptop is enough to trigger a symptom.
Supporting evidence: After I taped the power adapter's output cable to the laptop so the plug cannot easily move in its receptacle I found the symptoms stopped (see photo).
Summary:This is a serious annoyance. It means I can't rely on the battery being properly charged when I need it, or that the machine will stay running when I leave it unattended.
I returning my T410 supplied by my employer as I am leaving the company. Would like to change the power on password, but cannot see the option to do it. I do know the password so was assuming this should be stragiht forward.
I have a Thinkpad T410 model 2518. I think it may be having fan issues. From time to time the machine will just shut off. It has a brand new battery so I know that’s not the issue. While it often runs in the 60’s for temp for CPU and Motherboard it sometimes gets up to 81 – 91 for the CPU and 81 – 83 for the motherboard. What the normal temp range is for this computer? Would 81 and above be considered a hot temp that could lead to these computer shut downs ....
my Lenovo T410 laptop won't start. I hit the power button and it looks like it's about to boot up. The thinklight blinks on as normal, the cd drive is checked, the caps lock button blinks on, then nothing. No display, and keyboard is unresponsive. Power light remains on; if I leave it a while the fan comes on. I can turn the machine off using the power button, but the problem remains next time I switch it on.
I've tried removing power and battery, pressing power button 10 times then holding power for 30 secs, before replacing power and battery, but nothing happens. I've tried using a different keyboard. I've tried plugging in an external monitor. No change.
This problem appeared after I left it on overnight. I have a hunch that it went into hibernation mode, perhaps, and that it disrupted some important function which it was unable to complete.
I'm tried hard-booting the device, but no dice. When I push the power button, I show activity in the status lights and can feel heat coming out of the heatsink. I think I see the 'ThinkPad' screen displaying very faintly at that time, but it seems not to proceed through the regular boot process. I'm definitely not able to get to a BIOS post.
I've cloned my HDD to a new SSD, but it will not boot. It goes into a Lenovo Think Bios splash screen / Black screen loop. I booted off a repair disk and performed a repair, but it is still doing the bios loop thing. This has happened with both an OCZ and a Kingston SSD.
I has just upgraded my Thinkpad t440 from windows 7 to Windows 8.1 pro. But i could not find Power Manager software to install in my laptop. I want this software to manage my battery to ensure that it stop charging when 80% capacity. I think that it is useful for my battery.
I have a T410 with Win7 (x64) at work and the following problem: It does not shutdown anymore. More precise: Windows shuts down, than the Screen turns black, but the fan is still working...so the notebook is still turned on. To start it again, I first have to push the power button for a few seconds (so it really shuts down), than I can start it.
I used the Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools to update everything, cleaned the Registry...
My T410 with i5 520M and integrated graphics idles at about 70C when just browsing facebook. When I power up a program like photoshop or play a low intensity game like starcraft 1, my cpu spikes to about 100C. I have cleaned the fan many times, but I can't get the temperatures to go down. I'm out of warranty too ..... What should I do to make my computer actually usable? Btw these temperatures are measured from when I run TPfancontrol on disengaged at all times.
I checked the load, and the CPU indeed idles at 70C when at 0% - 1% load. I also get god awful 1.5 hour battery life on a 9 cell battery.
I just got my ThinkPad T530. Things are going ok with it, the keyboard isn't as terrible as I had thought - but certainly didn't wow me like the keyboard on my T510 which I think was the best keyboard any ThinkPad ever had.
Anyway, something I have noticed, and that is sort of a problem for me, is that this computer is not making the typical "power status change" beeps that every other ThinkPad has ever made. You know, the dee-dum, dum-dee that go along with plugging or unplugging the AC power adapter. Also no single beep when it finishes going to sleep, or wakes up from sleep.
How I get these back? I didn't see anything obvious in the BIOS or Power Manager.
I recently my new Thinkpad T530 and I accidentally uninstalled Power Manager. I re-installed it. Now when ever I log on It says, "RUNDLL: There was a problem starting C:/Program. The specified module could not be found." And whenever I turn on the icon in the taskbar it is gray and has three dashes.
I want to upgrade my BIOS, but there is no update available for bios in windows 8.1.. My Bios version is 1.18, I want to update because i read somewhere that if your fan make noise make sure you have updated BIOS :A.. I want to know if I can install "BIOS update for win 8" in my lenovo t410 with windows 8.1..
Running on Windows 7. I've read similar problems that others have posted, which is the monitor goes black during bootup. My machine boots fine, but every few minutes the monitor goes black / dies - no backlight.
This lasts a minute or so, then the display go back to normal. Then it goes black again. Then it goes back to normal. It's not sleeping, the HDD keeps on spinning.
I've checked the graphics driver - no update available. I reinstalled it anyway. The built in lenovo utility -thinkvantage- is of no support.
At this stage I'm wondering about the integrity of the motherboard.
Both Targeted Read Test and SMART Short Self Test scan failed during a couple of runs.
Error while reading sector 680448279. The test found 1 sector errors. Failed (Error code: WHD20-P8U)
The device reported the following status: The previous self-test completed having the read element of the test failed. The first failing LBA value is 680448279 and the failure occurred after the device had been operating for 7990 power-on hours.
I replaced the hard drive on my T410 2516-CTO with an SSD and booted the system with the recovery disc created from the original hard drive/OS. Neither the Recovery/Rapid Restore disc or the Product Recovery discs (1-7) are booting. The Recovery/Rapid Restore discs produce blue screen and the Product Recovery discs appear not to have a bootable operating system.
I am unable to create new recovery media from my old hard drive because I used it to create the defunct recovery media.
How to get the Win7 (64-bit) operating system and recovery partition installed on the new hard drive.
I connect my T410 to an ethernet connection, open up Access Connections, and try to get the Mobile Hotspot feature working. When I click on "Start", the button just turns to "Starting..." and hangs there forever.
T410 2516-CTO Intel 6300 AGN WiFi card Intel 82577LM Ethernet Access Connections 5.93 Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
Have been trying to upgrade my T410 running Win7 SP1 64bit from 2x2GB to 2x4GB RAM (KVR13S9S8/4, Kingston ValueRAM 4GB SO-DIMM, 204Pin, DDR3-1333MHz, 4GB, DDR-1333 (PC3-10600), CL9, 204-Pin) but Windows doesn't start with this memory.
The weird thing is that the PC boots and i can enter the BIOS and can see the 8GB installed, but Windows 7 hangs at the startup screen and never comes up. I first thought of defect in RAM and have requested replacement from vendor, but same issue with new RAM modules.
On my T410 , at the front RHS of the keyboard, there's the group of Left, Up, Right and Down keys.
Each side of the Up key are two keys wih sort of browser page icons on them which I find extremely annoying because it's so easy to touch them by mistake while typing and have the browser (FF 30.0) abandon the current page and go somehere else.
After googling around this problem, I've downloaded and installed the TpKMapAp utility. However, on the KeySensitivity tab, the checkbox "Enable Browser Keys", which I assume refers to these two keys (seems to be confirmed by the results of the test on that tab), is not checked.
So, why do these two buttons still work and what else can I do to prevent them?
Fwiw, I made a registry change google found me to disable the Windows key two left from the space bar, which I found as annoying as these two browser keys. Is there a similar one for them?
And finally, a question for the TP designers: Why don't you provide a simple way to turn keys like these ones off, rather than relying on undocumented registry hacks and utilities that don't come supplied with the machine and, in the case of the browser keys, don't work anyway.
I am new to having a thinkpad and I know that my system has a the intigrated graphics and the discrete nvidia nvs 3100m Optimus card. Here is the issue though. I have been trying to run some programs that are more video oriented (gaming). I discovered that my system is only reading the intigrated graphics and doesn't even acknowledge that the nvidia card is there.
I have updated to the latest drivers and checked the Bios to make sure things are there. Sadly they are not. I looked at the bios, followed the directions I found on the forum to set that to card to on only to find that the the only card it recognizes is the intigrated graphics. So the question is, how do I get the bios and the computer in general to recognize the nvidia card on my T410 (2522)?
I upgraded my T410 with an Intel 520 240GB drive. It works fine but I cannot set the hard drive password. Whenever I go into BIOS and want to set the password, it would require me to enter it, then will work for some time (about 20 seconds) and say the operation was successful. However the option remains "DISABLED".
I found this thread which talks about the same problem with a W500. The only hint it gives is to put the hard drive in compatibility mode and retry it. I did that but it did not work. There is also a link to the Intel forum where this problem is discussed but the link is broken/the forum is down.
I have a problem with my microphone mute button on my T410. It does not mute the microphone when pressed. I verified this by opening the Sound settings in Control Panel and the fact that the amber light doesn't come on to indicate it is muted. When I mute the microphone through the Control Panel Sound option, the light does not come on either.
This started happening after a reinstall of Windows. I made sure to install all the software and driver updates using the Lenovo Driver and Software update tool. I also individually downloaded and installed the Conexant drivers, too.
I recently bought a reconditioned Lenovo T410 and have to perform certain actions to get myself set up. One of these was to create factory recovery discs using Rescue and Recovery.
As this wasn't already installed on the machine, I have downloaded it (tvtvrnr4.52_005en.exe) but it won't install. I am getting the message 'Error 25014 There was an error installing the Rescue and Recovery boot manager. Return code: 6'. How to resolve it or an alternative way or creating recovery discs?
I received a T410 and worked two days on it. From one office I moved to another location and worked for some hours. After lunch I started the machine again, but neither touchpad nor keyboard is working. If I connect a pointer via USB on the machine the pointer is working, keyboard unfortunately not.
Ok. Admins installed it new. I worked one day, next morning same issue. Well, back to admins, reinstallation completed. Again for two days I could work without any problem. So as it happened the third time admins decided to provide me a new hardware: I received a T420. I have been working with this one week without any error.
I took the notebook home. I had been working with it for one hour. I used a USB-to-bluetooth wireless pointer. No problems so far.
I got back in the office this morning an guess what?!?!?! Same problem as for the T410: Windows is starting up but touchpad and kayboard is not working at all!
What did I? In my opinion nothing special: 1) Started up machine 2) Added pointer 3) Connected via WLAN to network at home (settings for Home-Network applying) 4) Packed the notebook into my suitcase and took the flight. 5) Back at the office connected via LAN to network, connected via VGA to monitor, added usb-keyboard, added pointer.
What can this be? I mean I'm able to destroy to different machines! Only common is Windows 7 and T4xx series...
I have been sent 4 sets of Windows 7 Recovery Media from Lenovo over the past week and a half. These DVDs are unusable as they will not boot because they were created as non-bootable DVDs. When looking at the DVDs, they all just have 1 file on them - 0A44006.dvd. I was sent a set of the 32bit version and it has multiple files on it with Bootmgr and 6 directories and will boot just fine. The 64bit DVDs obviously were created and replicated without any of these files to make it a bootable DVD.