Lenovo T400 / T500 :: Upgrade Non-backlit Keyboard T440s To A Backlit?
Aug 24, 2014
unfortunately I made a mistake in my order and I bought a T440s without backlight. if there is a possibility to let to T440s officially upgrade by Lenovo to a backlighted version? or can I only buy a backlighted Keyboard and I have to install it on myself?
I was wondering if it is possible to upgrade the built in 4gb on the T440s, Not a big deal if i cant, just wondering because I can actaully get 2 8gb sticks. how to access the built in stick.I only have the built in right now, adding the one 8( hopefully both) later this week.
I bought an HDX 16 1354CA here in Canada from Futureshop which, for those of you in the US, is much like Best Buy. Now, as some of you may be aware, there is no option for a backlit keyboard for this model of laptop.
As much as I love it, I can't help but be a little jealous of my girlfriend's Macbook Pro where her's has a spiffy backlit keyboard. Furthermore, the keyboard included in my laptop is the Canadian layout, which is absolute garbage. There's two of the same backward slash keys on either side of the keyboard, making the left shift the same size as the control key and enter takes up two lines. Not to mention the french accents and translations all over the place.
So, basically what I'm getting at is that I was fed up with this keyboard, and would have really like to somehow upgrade the keyboard on this laptop I paid a stupid amount for. I contacted HP support through their chat feature, and they said that it was not available as an upgrade option. Frusterated, I turned to the only place I knew would fix everything in life: Ebay.
I found myself a perfect backlit keyboard by a ebay seller called Yallstore. 22 american dollars and 6 days later, I got exactly what I wanted. I have it installed and much as I expected, it was one of those things that I didn't really realize was great until I actually had it. WOW, is it ever cool. I'm glad I bought it, and it makes the laptop that much better to use.
For some reason, I cannot get the backlit keyboard to work on my new X1 Carbon Touch.¬† It lights up upon powering up and then will not turn on no matter how many times I hit the space bar.¬† I don't see an option to enable/disable anywhere either.¬† Am I missing¬†a driver?¬†
When I connect second display¬†via regular VGA cable I can set the maximum resolution to 1920x1080, although native resolution for my external screen is 1920x1200. ¬† I could just find posts related to similar problems when using docking station - tried some of the solutions, but none seemed to work.¬† ¬† Found this¬†[URL] ... on dpreview - suggests using miniDP to DP¬†2-link converter (screen has just VGA/DP ports).
I am just entering some numerial data and found out that there is no num lock key on the new designed keyboard. There is also no description about this in the manual. Do I need to set something to use?
I have a T440s lenovo laptop whose motherboard was replaced a few months ago. ¬† Today I wanted to make a clean installation (windows 8) using the recover USB key I created before the motherboard replacement (note that I already used it and it was working before changing the board). ¬† It goes through the different steps, deleting files and creating the partitions, but when it is done the computer is not able to boot on the hardrive. I have the following messages : ¬† Intel (R) Boot agent Ge v1.5.43 copyring (C) 1997-2013 , Intel corporation ............. initializing and establishing link... ¬† PXE-E61 - Media test failure, check cable PXE-M0F - Exiting intel boot agent (so looks like it is trying to boot on the pci lan) ¬† Then it comes back to the boot menu where I have a choice between : ATA HDD0 PCI LAN ¬† If I select the first one nothing happens, and the the PCI LAN gives the above error message. ¬† I tried to reset the bios parameters to default but it did not work. So I am wondering if it has something to do with some change in the motherboard ID, bios version....
I also launched the lenovo quick storage device test to check the hard drive and all was ok. I had to change a bios option to UEFI (the new motherboard was set by default to Legacy, messing up all the recovery process)
New T440s doesn't seem to be entering 30-day standby mode. ¬† I did upgrade the RAM and SSD after purchase. ¬†RAM is now 12GB and SSD was cloned directly from the factory drive. ¬†In Disk Manager, I do see a 12GB partition that I presume is the sleep partition? ¬†Computer is running Windows 8.1, all updates applied, as far as I can tell everything relevant is up to date. ¬†Power Manager is not installed (not installed from the factory). ¬†Rapid Start is enabled in the BIOS and set to 1 Minute for testing. ¬† I did find that in the Windows power plan selected from the factory that Hybrid Sleep was not enabled (nor was Hibernate). ¬†I've enabled Hybrid Sleep. ¬† Still, the computer never enters deep sleep mode. ¬†Nothing connected to the computer and no significant changes made to the configuration other than updating to Windows 8.1 and installing some software.
proper sequence of steps to successfully clone my existing HDD to the 850 Pro SSD. ¬† I am most curious as to what bios settings needed to be made before, during, or after the cloning process (AHCI?) ¬† I purchased a USB 3.0 to SATA cable to work with the process but don't know if I take the old drive out first and connect it to the cable, or connect the SSD to the cable and start the process.
My LAN port seems to be unstable. I insert the cable and hear the clicking sound but no LED turns on. I have to push the cable further to get the indicator on. It may also disconnect if the cable moves. ¬† Is this a faulty port? And, if so, what does it take to fix it? (i.e. what do they replace/fix?)
Every time I open one of the Lenovo apps like like Support or Companion, I get the message "Enhanced functions for this application are available". ¬†I click the message, a browser opens up, I download "dependecypackage.exe", I install, setup asks for a restart and I let it, and the process repeats again and again. ¬†I keep getting this "Enhanced functions..." message. ¬†It is driving me crazy. ¬†How do I end this cycle? ¬† T440s i5-4300U 4GB RAM 256GB SSD Factory Win 8 upgraded to Win 8.1
When I connect the USB 3.0 dock to my T440s, I then cannot get the second LCD monitor to be recognised by Windows via the USB3.0. ¬† The monitor is not being recognised as it is is not seen as one of the optional displays in the 'Intel HD Graphics control panel' window. ¬† The driver however for the second monitor is fully up to date and it works fine when I connect the LCD to the VGA port directly on my computer.¬† Also the second monitor is being recognised partly by the windows OS as it comes up as a second screen under the 'screen resolution' window. ¬† My set up is shown below.¬† I am thinking that perhaps there is an issue with either the NVIDIA or Intel HD graphics chip. I read somewhere that windows uses one or the other depending on the load.¬† I am worried that there is some problem with that mechanism. All driver are up to date. ¬† System Unit Nvidia GT730M Graphics without docking connector Processor 4th Gen Intel Core i7-4600U Processor (4MB Cache, up to 3.30GHz) ¬†¬†Display Panel 14.0" FHD IPS With WWAN
I got a new T440s about 2 weeks ago and sometimes it doesn't wake up after it goes into sleep mode. It gets stuck on a black screen and the mouse cursor is visible, but moving the mouse or pressing keys on the keyboard fails to wake it up. When this happens, I have to restart the computer by holding down the power button for 10 seconds. I am running Windows 7 Professional 64 bit and hybrid sleep is off. I'm just really confused because sometimes it wakes up perfectly and sometimes it doesn't.
Realtek 2x2 11b/g/n wireless LAN M.2 adapter does not detect my home 5ghz network. Driver (version 2012.10.224.2014) is up to date. 2ghz band works fine. Could it be that 5ghz is not supported by this $2k laptop?
I just recently received my first lenovo laptop, the T440s. The overall built quality is excellent and performance is great. However, I realized there is a dead pixel on the screen. I am stilI within the 21 days return limit. I am wondering if I am able to get an exchange for one without such defect and not subject to the restocking fee?l
I installed clean install windows 8.1 (iso directly from Microsoft) and I was thinking, that Lenovo System Update will install all necessary drivers and tools for me.Even newest bios wasn't offered for install. However, on lenovo's website all drivers was available.
I just bought a new T440s at Lenovo online. But when I started my coumpter, I found that all the storage of my hard disk is under C. I want to partition them into C , D ,F and E. I don't want to get the new system mess up.
I purchased online a T440s brand new. I opened the box for the first time myself. When I enter BIOS it asks for password and I just hit enter without entering any password. I can enter the BIOS but i can not change any settings.
What can I do? Can a brand new thinkpad come with a BIOS password out the box?
I get conflicting information regarding the type of password. First image says it's power on which can be removed but bios says its supervisor.
Just today the trackpad on my t440s completely shutoff. When I went to examine the driver it said it had been disabled. Unfortunately, for some reason, the Device Manager wouldn't allow me to reinable it. And so I decided to uninstall the driver.
After doing so, I looked up the correct driver and attempted to install it. To my dismay, I recieved this message:
How come my T440s doesn't have the Lenovo Energy Manager program? I remember my other Ideapads had it. ThinkPads don't come with that program preinstalled? I wanted to do a battery gauge reset/recalibration.