Lenovo T530 T400 / T500 :: Boot Failure After Thinkpad BIOS Update

Mar 26, 2014

After the latest system update from Lenovo System update, my laptop T530 doesn't do a successful cold boot. A warm successive boot (with interruptible boot screen) works fine.
But cold boot always fails and the system powers down in less than 5s. This is seen after the BIOS updated to restore to older version of BIOS(downgrade it)?

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Lenovo T400 / T500 :: T530 Boot Failure 1802

Feb 6, 2015

I got a nice T530 with built in 6205 Wireless LAN. As I tried to replace with N-6300 there comes the Hardware boot failure with error 1802 (incompatible PCI device). I just wonder as the N-6300 is in the compatibility list and the third antenna was also already built in. Is there any workaround to get this running?

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Lenovo T400 / T500 :: Cannot Enter BIOS Of ThinkPad T530

Sep 12, 2012

I am unable to enter the BIOS (or the boot device and application menu) of my T530. When I press Enter at the 'Press Enter to interrupt normal startup' prompt, nothing happens. It just ignores my input completely. F1 doesn't do anything either.
Otherwise my ThinkPad is working fine, but I would like to change some settings (especially change the boot device, to boot from USB).

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Lenovo T400 / T500 :: BIOS Update On ThinkPad T420 Takes Too Long

Apr 8, 2014

I think my attempt to update BIOS with a "BIOS update bootable CD" method has failed!
My laptop: Lenovo Thinkpad T420, i5 @ 2.5GHz, 4 GB RAM.
My old BIOS infos (taken from Setup before update attempt):
UEFI BIOS Version       83ET52WW (1.22)
UEFI BIOS Date (Year-Month-Day)         2011-03-24
Embedded Controller Version     83HT27WW (1.11)

I intended to update my BIOS to version 1.46 using "BIOS Update Bootable CD"  from this link: [URL] .....

1) I downloaded this ISO image: [URL] .... and burned it on a DVD-RW(DVD rewritable) medium.
2) I placed the DVD in my T420 and turned it off, then turned it on, select F12 (boot menu), selected DVD to boot from, and the BIOS update utility started.
3) In BIOS update utility I pressed "1" to read the instructions, then press "2" to update BIOS. I clicked "Y" to confirm and the update operation started.  First it said " Now updating... ", then afer about 2 minutes, it said "Still updating ..." and it stuck like this.
So, right now, this message stays on my screen for about 1,5 hours(!!!):

"Still updating...
It may take about a few minutes.
<<< CAUTION >>>
Do not turn off the computer during the update.
Do not remove the CD during the update."
Other details (on system setup and current behaviour): AC was continously plugged in before&during BIOS update, battery is OK,  no hard disk activity at all, keyboard is(seems) unresponsive, system's temperature is pretty high, but not dangerously high...

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Lenovo T400 / T500 :: Can't Update Intel 4000 Video Driver On T530

Jan 11, 2015

I been having off and on BSOD issue and I was advided to possibly update my video driver via this site to the latest. The problem is that when I try to update it keep telling me that my laptop does not meet the minimum requirement and it would abort the update.However, I dont get why it wouldn't meet minimum requirement and it doesn't note anywhere within readme file what is the minimum requirement to install this latest video driver.

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Lenovo Thinkpad T530 T400 / T500 :: Integrated Camera Not Working

Oct 19, 2012

I got my thinkpad T530 last week. I tested the skype after opening the box and it works. Then I took off the original 320G HDD and put my 830 SSD on it, reinstalled the win8.Just last night when I tried to chat with my parents on skype i found out the the camera is dead. I tried by doing so:

1) according to others threads I uninstall most of the unnecessary drivers;
2) reinstall the camera driver;
3) deleted the ricoh media driver;
4) updated the BIOS;
5) tired to locate someone mentioned, the "privacy" problem. But the video/camera option is not even showing up by Fn+F6;
6) downloaded and installed the thirdparty AMCAM and it says no camera device can be found. 

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Lenovo T400 / T500 :: ThinkPad T530 No Graphic Drivers - Can't Install

Oct 4, 2014

I was having issues with the Intel HD4000 drivers (right-click issue and VGA out not working properly). I tried to install the latest drivers downloaded from Lenovo's site - two attempts unsuccessfully. It would seem to be installing, but ended up taking quite a while to finally timeout in error. Just stated and error occurred and it could not install.
So, I decided to uninstall the drivers in the Windows 7 device manager. This left me with Standard VGA drivers under displays. Tried to install the Lenovo drivers again - no dice. It seems to attempt to for a while, then would just time out and stated there was an error (same as before).
So, I'm stuck at the Standard VGA drivers and seemingly no good way to get the proper drivers re-installed. I've even gone through the Lenovo System Update software and tried there - did not work and timed out there as well.
I know a system restore would remedy it, but I've got business software and things I'd have to reinstall and would prefer not to if I did not have to.
Seems I should be able to install some kind of drivers here, but no dice.

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Lenovo T400 / T500 :: ThinkPad T530 - Integrated Camera Does Not Work

May 28, 2013

I have a brand new T530 running Windows 8 and the integrated camera will not work straight from the factory.  I'd like to think this would have been tested from the factory; what should I be looking for?

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Lenovo Thinkpad T530 T400 / T500 :: Integrated Camera No Longer Works?

Dec 7, 2012

I bought my ThinkPad T530 laptop in August of this year and about a month ago I used the Lenovo ThinkVantage updater and it updated the driver for my web cam. Ever since then it has stopped working.

Whenever I open the web conferencing menu, it only shows options for the microphone, and nothing for the camera. I have tried hitting Fn+F6 and accessing it via other software e.g. Skype, Oovoo, Picasa. And they say that my webcam cannot be detected.

When I checked for the webcam in device manager  it said it was installed and working properly, and that the driver was up to date. I went to the lenovo website and downloaded the driver for the camera from there (g1ca16ww) and tried to update the driver manually hoping that that would fix the problem. Alas, it did not. I also checked the BIOS settings to make sure that the camera was enabled. It was.

So then I tried to reinstall the driver by uninstalling it, and using the driver I downloaded from the Lenovo website to reinstall. It installed properly, but now the webcam is no longer listed in the hardware manager and the dropdown for Imaging Devices, where it was located before, is no longer visible. I also rechecked the BIOS menu to make sure the camera was still listed there and it is. I do not know why it isn't working. I have also tried system restore and that didn't work either, the device still isn't listed. I don't want to have to wipe my computer.

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Lenovo T400 / T500 :: T530 - No Boot Up / Beep / Fan And Won't Respond To Power Button

Aug 7, 2014

I have a T530 with an SSD, less than a year old, that appears to be bricked ... when the power button is pushed, there is absolutely no noise (no fan, no beeps) and no indicator lights.
I'm having trouble getting the "what happened" story out of the user but I heard something like "the battery ran out and now it won't start". I suspect some improper behavior like hauling the machine around when it was "sleeping" (not off) but that as they say is another story.
Elsenet I saw the following "one weird tip" to discharge static buildup (*)
*  unplug power
*  take out battery
* take out RAM
then a sequence where you pushed the power button 9x and on the 10th time held it for 30 seconds.  Then plug power in and try again.  No soap (although the ram is internal, not in the expansion slot, so I haven't disassembled the keyboard area to check). 
I also unplugged the battery/power and held down the power button for one minute - still no luck
Swapped out power supply and battery - no luck
Only indications of "life" are the little battery icon on the top of the case (e.g. when computer is closed):
- Battery not installed - put power cord in, icon flashes green 3x, stops, but power button does not turn on
- Battery installed - put power cord in, icon flashes green 3x,  flashes long orange 1x, flashes short green 1x more

Is there something else I can try or is this a "Call IBM/Get this guy a loaner"?
* laptop appears to be staticy, I have gotten a couple of "snaps" off it, and that doesn't regularly happen

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Lenovo T400 / T500 :: T530 Does Not Make Typical ThinkPad Power Status Beeps

Feb 6, 2011

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.

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Lenovo T400 / T500 :: ThinkPad T530 Power Manager Reinstall - Specified Module Could Not Be Found

Jan 20, 2013

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.

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Lenovo T400 / T500 :: ThinkPad T540p / Unable To Select UEFI / Legacy Boot In BIOS / Startup

Aug 7, 2014

I bought a ThinkPad 540p that comes with preloaded Windows 8.1. As I want to dual boot the machine I tried to select the Legacy Boot option in the BIOS/Startup tab, but I can't do anything as the option UEFI/Legacy Book is greyed out and locked in "UEFI Only". Below it there is an option called: -CSM Support that is also greyed out and selected as [No]. (below  these options there is a little note with an asterisk saying "Unselectable for Secure Boot").
How can I enable the UEFI/Legacy Boot option again in order to dual boot the computer? I want to be able to boot from USB or from the CD Drive.

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Lenovo T400 / T500 :: System Failure After Update Of Drivers

Sep 6, 2014

Today I updated two Lenovo drivers (ACPI and Sound). After the installation I was asked to restart my Laptop. The restart did not finish and the system showed the bluescreen for a short time and the it restarted with the system recovery. All attempts to repair the system with Windows recovery were not successfull. I am still not able to start my Laptop.

My system is:
Lenovo Thinkpad T530 (2429DT7)
Windows 7 (64Bit)
What can I do to rescue my system?

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Lenovo T400 / T500 :: T430 - Upgrade To Wireless AC Card Intel 7260HMW Runs On Failure On Boot

May 26, 2014

is theire an possible option to get an Intel 7260HMW card (wireless AC)  up and running on Lenovo T430 - Type: 2350-1B6 - Bios: G1ETA5WW (2.65 ). I runs on failure on boot, assuming this is related to the BIOS, but i use the newest one.

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Lenovo T400 / T500 :: No Update Available For BIOS In Windows 8.1 For T410

Jul 23, 2014

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.. 

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Lenovo T400 / T500 :: ThinkPad T430 - Corrupted DLL Files / Windows Update Not Working

Jun 26, 2014

My Thinkpad T430, less than a year old, is having issues - corrupted .dll files, Windows Update not working, all sorts of fun stuff. I've exhausted pretty much every other option I can find to try to repair this at this point. The nuclear option is a reset to Lenovo factory settings from the Windows repair environment accessed by pressing F8 during boot, but before I do that I want to understand *exactly* what I would be doing to my computer.
Specifically: will a factory reset return all Windows system files to their original state, meaning there is no chance that the issues I'm having will persist? Will it guarantee that Windows Update will work again and that all of my .dll and other system files will be in a fresh, non-corrupted state? Does the process replace current system files with original versions that were installed on the computer?
I just don't want to restore to factory settings and find that Windows Update still won't work and now I have to install over a year's worth of updates manually from the Microsoft website, one by one, or go through the trouble of having to reinstall all of my programs, get my files back on the computer, fix settings to be as I want them again, etc. only to not have these issues fixed.

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Lenovo T400 / T500 :: How To Add Camera To T530

Oct 1, 2014

I have just bought a T530 for my sister, which is due to arrive soon, but on closer viewing, I realise that it doesn't actually have a webcam. Looking at the pictures of the T530, it seems that the bezel doesn't have the necessary hole for the webcam to see out of. It looks like the space is completely filled in. Are all T530 front bezels the same? Is it possible that it is just some kind of blanking plate in the space where the webcam is behind, which can be removed?

I have been searching online but to no avail. I am not sure if I need to buy a whole new bezel for the T530 + a 720p camera (part number: 04W1364?)+ a viewing window to go in the bezel?

Here is the ebay listing of the T530 I have bought: [URL] .....

and here are the parts I am thinking of buying... do I need to buy a new T530 bezel as well? [URL] .....

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Lenovo T400 / T500 :: Won't Boot (can't Access BIOS)

Nov 9, 2009

I have a T400 2765-P3U model, and it won't boot up.  When you turn it on, you see the Thinkvantage logo and it stays there.  Trying to access the BIOS is non-responsive.  I connected the hard drive to see if it was a hard drive issue, but it's not.  The hard drive is response when connected via USB.  I can't get past the Thinkvantage logo, no response when attempting to access the BIOS.  It's still under warranty, so I'll probably send it in for repair but thought I'd give it a try fixing it before hand.

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Lenovo T400 / T500 :: T410 - CTRL Key Does Not Work After BIOS Update To 1.45 (German Keyboard)

Aug 4, 2014

I updated the BIOS of my TP T410 (2522), German keyboard, to 1.45. After the update both CTRL keys do not work any more. The same for AltGr. When I activate the FN CTRL switch in BIOS the FN key - as supposed - works like the CTRL key. But when I deactivate it again the FN gets back to its proper function and CTRL does not work.
When I connect an external keyboard via USB it works perfectly. How to get the CRTL key working again?

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Lenovo T400 / T500 :: T530 Fingerprint Reader Not Always Available

Jan 3, 2010

Periodically, when trying to unlock my T530 using the fingerprint reader, the reader is unresponsive (green light not on), forcing me to log on using my Windows password.  This only seems to happen when the machine is powered on and is locked.  After logging on manually and rebooting, the problem goes away, but will periodically return when the machine automatically locks itself after 10 minutes of inactivity.

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Lenovo T400 / T500 :: Fan Error After Booting Up T530

Aug 15, 2013

Just 2 days ago I started recieving the error message 'Fan Error' after booting up my computer (T530). Before it gives me the message there is a loud beep noise. I'm going back to school soon and I'm hoping there is a way to repair this myself without buying a new fan. I'm really bad with operating on computers. I'm wondering if I just have to clean dust out of it or nudge the fan or something like that.

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Lenovo T400 / T500 :: Battery For T530 Not Charging?

Sep 8, 2014

For some reason, but seemingly all of a sudden, when I plug my T530 in, the battery does not charge.  When I move my cursor over the "power" icon in desktop mode, the message "Plugged in, not charging" appears.  How do I alter this, so that I may charge my battery? 

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Lenovo T400 / T500 :: T530 Number Pad Functionality?

Apr 22, 2013

One thing that I've always found frustrating about my Windows 7 T530 (which is nearly perfect for me in every other respect) is its apparent lack of a number pad. I use a lot of alt codes for typing non-standard characters, and these codes only work when typed through the number pad -- not through the number row near the top of the keyboard. I experimented with switching my keyboard over to the US International layout, but this broke some keyboard shortcuts that I use very often (plus it's a bit cumbersome in general) so I didn't find it to be a satisfactory solution.
Is there any way to get number pad functionality on a T530 short of attaching an external keyboard? It's a hassle to have to manually cut and paste special characters out of Character Map whenver I'm writing in languages that use accent marks. I count myself among those who wish that Lenovo had stuck with the old-style laptop keyboards rather than switching to the new chiclet ones, and this is one of the main reasons why. If I could get the number pad working on this thing then I would be overjoyed.

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Lenovo T400 / T500 :: Cannot Record Streaming Audio On T530

Dec 10, 2012

I used to record streaming audio (internet radio, youtube, playback etc.) with Audacity on my old T43; now on new T530 no matter how I configure Realtek sound and Audacity I cannot.On the T43 I recorded using "SoundMAX Digital Audio: Wave out". Wit other soundcards it could be "Stereo mix". I get no option of choosing either Wave out or Stereo mix in Audacity.Below is an extract of Audacity WIKI page: URL....According to this information the issue might be Lenovo disabling the possibility of direct recording???
"Sometimes "Stereo Mix" can only be made to work by using the control panel supplied by the sound card manufacturer - this is often reported with RealTek inbuilt sound devices. Try launching the sound device control panel from the Windows Control Panel or the system tray (by the clock). If you see a volume control for Stereo Mix, try clicking to select it. Confusingly, some RealTek devices "select" an input by muting all but one, so in this case, mute everything except stereo mix. If you don't see Stereo Mix, click the wrench icon and enable Stereo Mix in the dialogue that pops up.

In some RealTek versions the option to check is "Enabled recording multi-streaming". You should now see a volume control for Stereo Mix. Remember to select or unmute it as above. Be aware that on some machines, the "Stereo Mix" option will never work because it is disabled internally by the driver settings due to copyright concerns. This is a known issue with Lenovo Thinkpad laptops, but sometimes editing the driver files can enable stereo mix."

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Lenovo T400 / T500 :: Built-in Camera On T530 Not Working

Nov 23, 2014

The built-in camera on my T-530 is not working. I made a thread about it on Microsoft's support site, but I haven't been able to resolve the issue. [URL] ....
When I try to capture video with a program, All I get is this symbol:

It does this with every program I've tried including Camera, Windows Movie Maker, and Skype. The programs can still record videos and save them, but the only thing that appears in them is this symbol.
I've tried changing my permission settings. I can give skype permission to use the built-in camera, but it doesn't work. For whatever reason I don't have to option to give permission to Camera or to Movie Maker.
I've also reinstalled the driver for my camera. Then I ran the Lenovo Solution Center and Lenovo Thinkvantage System Update and updated everything I could.
Based on the advice I got from Microsoft tech support I have run the hardware trouble shooter, installed all the Windows updates I could get, reinstalled the built-in camera driver in compatibility mode and updated my BIOS driver.
After all of that, it still doesn't work.

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Lenovo T530 T400 / T500 :: Use Wireless Operator's SIM Card?

Nov 28, 2011

I have a SIM-card slot which is supposedly for WWAN, but I don't have a WWAN modem. Can I use the SIM slot in this state for WLAN (HSPA) and such (with Intel Centrino?), or do I need to buy an USB modem from a wireless operator?

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Lenovo T400 / T500 :: Volume Indicator On T530 Laptop?

Sep 21, 2013

I've been recovering from a virus and am trying to get things back to the way I had them and I've noticed something different about the volume meter. First off my volume indicator was missing, when I hit the volume buttons nothing showed up on screen. I realized I needed to install the energy mangement driver and did so. The issue is that I don't care for the appearance of the volume meter. It has yellowish green buttons and the volume increases and decreases by 5 with one press of the volume buttons. The volume meter that I had previously was a white white bar that increased and decreased by 1 each time I hit a volume button. I liked this design a lot better. I'm trying to figure out what version of the energy management driver I had previously that would allow my volume and brightness indicators to be the white bar instead of they yellowish green buttons. My machine type is 2359 and model is CTO with Windows 7 64 bit.

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Lenovo T400 / T500 :: T530 - Loading Windows 7 To MSSD / Is It Possible

Feb 21, 2013

I was customizing a T530 on the Lenovo website and I noticed the option to get a 16 GB mSSD drive put in the computer that would apparently make the computer a bit snappier with frequently used programs, but I thought it would be cool to load the entire W7 OS on there and really make it fly, while just using the HDD for storage.  But unfortunately for me, there's alot of mixed answers about that on other forums, and there's not even a lot of results in the first place, so I decided to come here and figure it out. Anyway, my questions are,

1, Since it's supposedly doable, what's the difference in performance compared to when it first came out of the box? 

2, How difficult is it?

3, Is all the time and energy even worth it? When I receive it, should I just leave it alone and let it do its own thing, or should I not get the mSSD option and instead just take out the HDD and put a big SSD in its place?

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Lenovo T530 T400 / T500 :: HDD In Ultrabay Go Into Sleep After Some Time

Apr 9, 2013

Lenovo T530. Power settings of Windows 7 and in Lenovo power Manager say that when laptop is plugged to AC adapter - NO SLEEP. But i hear how hdd stops down after some period of time and spinning again when there is a data read or write. That`s quite annoying, especially when primary storage is ssd drive. How to get rid of this "feature"?

Lenovo ThinkPad T530: i7-3520M/16GB RAM/128GB Vertex 4 SSD/1TB Seagate HDD + 8GB SSD Cache/NVS 5400M/FHD 1920x1080/9-cell BAT/ Backlit RU/Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64 ENG

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