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Question: Lenovo T500 and bluetooth

Hallo

I have a question. My bluetooth was working ok at vista, now I reinstalled the system for win7 (64 bit). When I try to add a new device, it does not find any. I installed the BT drivers from lenovo for windows 7. BT is always on. What can be wrong? any help please??

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Answer: Lenovo T500 and bluetooth

Windows 7 Launch - lenovo community is great for this type question. I had several issues solved there.

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Good evening People. I have a bit of a problem with the bluetooth device module in Windows XP.  It is a T500, type: 2056 laptop that gives "the device could not be found" error in the Bluetooth device diagnostics.  I replaced the bluetooth device module and it still cannot pick up the bluetooth module.  The drivers for the module are installed in device manager and it says that the device is working properly, but yet it cannot find or pick up the module.  The bluetooth module is enabled in the bios as well...... Any suggestions?? Wazzy808

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Hi,For quite some time now I've been having problems with Bluetooth (BT) devices on my T500 Win7 64 bit with devicesranging from like my older Nokia C2-01 mobile phone to my new UE ROLL 360 wireless speakers. at this stage the BTicon appeared correctly upon startup and in the device manager there where no errors, whereas the BT devices wereidentified as:a. Thinkpad bluetooth with Enhanced Date Rate IIb. Microsoft Bluetooth data EnumeratorSo from googling I figured all those BT problems might be caused by improper driver installations of BT relateddevices, which led to the use of the Microsoft enumerator instead of the actual needed devices.So I uninstalled it specifically, and was left with an unknown device, with the detail value of:BTH\MS_BTHBRBFrom here on everything only got worse :-(I've reckoned that in order to fix this I should just downloaded the latest official Lenovo driver from:http://support.lenovo.com/il/en/downloads/ds013631 (Bluetooth with Enhanced Data Rate Software II released21/2/2014).After installation (and required reboot), I was now stuck with an unknown device, with the following 2 details valuestrings:USB\VID_0A5c&PID_2145&REV_0352USB\VID_0A5c&PID_2145From googling this I've realized it's related to the Broadcom Bluetooth driver.So I've downloaded the latest official Broadcom Bluetooth driver from:https://www.broadcom.com/support/bluetooth (WIDCOMM® Bluetooth Windows® Software for Windows 7 and Vista, 64-Bitreleased 04/08/2016).After thi... Read more

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Hello, I have a Lenovo T500, which came preinstalled with Windows Vista Business. All the hardware components were working perfectly. I took advantage of the Windows 8 upgrade offer from Microsoft and performed an installation. Windows 8 automatically installed most drivers by itself, but there are three entries in the device manager that are not working:  The hardware IDs for the devices that are missing are as follows: First Base System Device:PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_0592&SUBSYS_20CA17AA&REV_11PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_0592&SUBSYS_20CA17AAPCI\VEN_1180&DEV_0592&CC_088000PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_0592&CC_0880Second Base System Device:PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_0843&SUBSYS_20C917AA&REV_11PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_0843&SUBSYS_20C917AAPCI\VEN_1180&DEV_0843&CC_088000PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_0843&CC_0880PCI Simple Communications Controller:PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2A44&SUBSYS_20E617AA&REV_07PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2A44&SUBSYS_20E617AAPCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2A44&CC_078000PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2A44&CC_0780http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/detail.page?LegacyDocID=MIGR-70443 only has support up to Windows 7. Please let me know how to identify what these devices are and also, where do I find drivers? Thank you.

Answer:Lenovo T500 bluetooth and other base system devices not working after upgrading to Windows 8

Good day.
 
While I have no information about availability of Windows 8 drivers, searching at: http://www.pcidatabase.com/index.php yields the data below on your three problematic devices. There are some reports of Windows 7 drivers working in Windows 8, but I can't confirm personally.
 
Device Id  Chip Description                   Vendor Id  Vendor Name0x0592     Rioh Memory Stick Controller       0x1180     Ricoh0x0843     Ricoh SD/Host Controller           0x1180     Ricoh0x2A44     Intel Management Engine Interface  0x8086     Intel Corporation
 
Hopefully, this info will help a bit.
Regards.

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Question: Bluetooth on T500

Hi, My Bluetooth has stopped working. I'm running Windows XP SP3. I have removed the drivers and reissued the latest drivers from DocID MIGR-70450 and in accord with the instructions located within. However, when I go to 'My Bluetooth Places', the following message appears; "Bluetooth does not work. Please check that the device is properly connected." Any advice?





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Answer:Bluetooth on T500

u sure bluetooth is on? Fn+F5 to check





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Question: Bluetooth T500

HelloI have a problem with my T500It's impossible for my blutooth to detect my nem TP mouse.No topic in the forum give me the good solution All my drivers are updatedmy light is onin fn+F5 the bluetooth is activatedI tried to test with thinkvantage tool box: he could'nt find the service I bought my PC with Vista and know i've got W7 Do you have an idea?if i can't fix this problem i'm going to send back my mouse.... Thank you 













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Answer:Bluetooth T500

HelloI've found somethingWhen i want to install this driver:http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?LegacyDocID=MIGR-73567#versionI have a mistake message:"this system doesn't  have the minimal configuration to install this software"(excuse my poor traduction i'm french) In the README there is no restriction to install this driver Do tyou think it could be a problem??tank you 

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Question: T500 and Bluetooth

i know the bluetooth on the T500 is behind the curve with BT 4.0 now mainstream. I was more interested in the problems with the onboard BT and that Windows 10  balks ar while older verisons of windows like it ok

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I have a thinkpad t500 2081CTO, of course, without bluetooth.Last month I bought a usb bluetooth dongle, but last week I started thinking if it's posible buy the original bluetooth module of lenovo, and add it, like from factory.Anybody have some ideas about this?













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Answer:T500: add bluetooth

takedown,
 
This question has come up before in other threads.  Basically, the bluetooth card for the T500 is located behind the LCD bezel.  Any parts concerning the LCD are not replaceable by customers.
 
So if you order your system without bluetooth, the best route is a peripheral solution (like you already have).  Having a licensed servicer install this part would be expensive.
 
Regards
 

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I have Thinkpad T500 2055-3AU Vista businessI am using the latest drivers and software from lenovo official site. All drivers are installed and it seems that bluetooth works fine. But, there is a some issue.There is no add new bluetooth device wizzard, I can't add new device...When I try to pair thinkpad with my mobile I have to "click message to allow..." but nothing happened.  If anybody have solution, or can help, please do that.

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My T500 has bluetooth and firewire but nothing is even seen in the device manager. I was hoping to resurect bluetooth so i can use my phone and other devices with this machine more effectively. I believe the BT 2.1 EDR is Intel's but I have not found any driver or software to enable it  

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Is the LED behind the bluetooth icon on the T500 panel permanently on?  In both XP and Win 7, I've never had bluetooth running in the background -- I've disabled the service.  I'll enable it should I ever need it.  For now it's just a battery drain. So what's the story on this light?  Does this mean that bluetooth is still running somehow?  If bluetooth is going to suck power regardless of my OS settings, I don't much see the point of this light -- it's always on anyway, so what does the light tell me exactly? Maybe my light is stuck?

Answer:T500 Bluetooth light always on

 Disabling the driver doesn't disable power to the hardware.  Turn the hardware switch off on the front of the system and see if the light stays on.  If it does, contact Lenovo.fakelogin wrote:Is the LED behind the bluetooth icon on the T500 panel permanently on?  In both XP and Win 7, I've never had bluetooth running in the background -- I've disabled the service.  I'll enable it should I ever need it.  For now it's just a battery drain. So what's the story on this light?  Does this mean that bluetooth is still running somehow?  If bluetooth is going to suck power regardless of my OS settings, I don't much see the point of this light -- it's always on anyway, so what does the light tell me exactly? Maybe my light is stuck?  





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I have upgraded my T500 to windows 7 (for the G2 Intel SSD. Where's my TRIM damnit!) and I am trying to get my AD2P Bluetooth headset to talk to the laptop. The can pair but continually complain there is no driver for the Bluetooth peripheral device. I have the latest Thinkpad Bluetooth stack installed. Is there some way to fool the Broadcom drivers into letting me install the official stack? Is there some beta stack out there? This doesn't seem to be a Windows 7 issue, the pairing occurs, and I'm using the same driver the Vista people use. Any help would be greatly appreciated, Peter Berbec

Answer:T500 AD2P Bluetooth Woes

What do you mean by "Thinkpad Bluetooth stack installed"?is "stack" the same as software/driver? I can only witness my own problem: bluetooth installed correcty but didn't work properly. My laser bluetooth connection would often drop (although the mouse was always displayed in the device manager) and I always had to turn the bluetooth off and and on to make it work, which became irritating after a couple of weeks. I finally found out that I had the wrong driver version installed: If you look in the device manager, you will see that you probably have driver version 6.2.0.9000 for the bluetooth device.unfortunately this is not good enough after the xxxx9000 there are more numbers (which are not displayed).I realized there are 2 drivers version out there. the one that windows 7 installed and the one provided by Lenovo. The one provided by Microsoft has version 6.2.0.9000.300 I believe. the one provided by lenovo is 6.2.0.9000.000I uninstalled the most recent version xxxxxx.300 and put back the one from lenovo website.again, I can't remember if is was xxxxxx.300 but it was higher than xxxxx.000Since then my mouse works consistently

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Hi guys, I recently had to replace HDD and install a fresh copy of Windows 7 on my laptop, and when it came to re-downloading drivers, I encountered a few problems. First being, the bluetooth. When I was installing the 'Bluetooth with Enhanced Data Rate Software' I kept getting an error: "Bluetooth SoftwareNo Bluetooth device was detected. Please make sure that your Bluetooth device is plugged in properly in order to continue installation."  Which is strange because when I inserted my previous hard drive, my bluetooth was working flawlessly. I even tried installing the same software from the same HDD onto other HDD, yet the problem persisted. The light on the panel is not lighting up. Another problem is with the Function keys. I downloaded and installed 4 different versions of  'Hotkey Features Integration' software, and I'm still not getting any feedback when using the volume keys, ThinkVantage button, Fn+F2, or any other one. I rebooted the computer multiple times, reinstalled the software multiple times, and even looked in CMOS settings as to 'what could be wrong'.  Thank you in advance.  













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Answer:T500 Bluetooth and Function keys

As soon as I posted this, I frantically started hitting various Fn keys. After I pressed Fn+F8, the touchpad settings window popped up, a balloon saying "New hardware detected" and Bluetooth started installing, and when I clicked Fn+F5, the settings window came to life. I really don't know the cause of this, but I think something was stalling the system for 2 days straight. I don't know what the solution is, but if anyone will experience this in the future, please try hitting every single key on the F1-F12 row while holding Fn.  Regards, Ruslan.  

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Hello, I have t t500 with integrated bluetooth. I uninstalled the machine's bluetooth software by mistake and now need to reinstall it. Can anyone tell me what to do. I have no disks and no desire to go back to the original settings, as I don't want to have to reinstall all the applications on my computer. Many thanks for any help.













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Answer:T500 - I inadvertantly deleted bluetooth

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-70443#bluetooth download it from here or use system update, in the thinkvantage folder in your start menu





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My T500 running Win 7 Ultimate 64 cannot connect to any bluetooth device.  Tried both Motorola H300 headset and Microsoft Mobile 6000 keyboard.  Both work with other computers. Yes, I have installed all currecnt Lenovo drivers.  ThinkPad Bluetooth 2.1 with Enhanced Data Rate version 6.3.5.430 and Microsoft Bluetooth Enumerator appear in Windows Device Manager and show working correctly. Yes, I have verified the bluetooth radio is on.  LED indicator is on.  FN+F5 menu shows bluetooth is on.  I have a bluetooth icon in the system tray. There are no warnings in the device manager. I can go to "Add a device" and Windows says it is searching but none are found. I even tried using a Belkin USB bluetooth dongle that will connect the keyboard to another computer and no devices are found by the Thinkpad. Appears that bluetooth is being blocked somehow.  I have completely dissabled Symantec Endpoint and Windows firewall. I realize that there are a mulittude of threads on this and other forums about bluetooth not working.  I have read and tried every solution previously listed with no success.  Any help is appreciated. Thank you.  





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Answer:T500 bluetooth cannot find any device

make sure network discovery is on.
 
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Enable-or-disable-network-discovery
 

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My husband and I sent our Lenovo T500's in for minor repairs, his for a slight wobble of the screen or LCD and slightly worn keys on keyboard from normal use.  Mine for intermitent issues with USB, DVD and overheating of machine.  Both machines are still covered under the 3 year, original Lenovo warranty.  BOTH machines were returned to us with serious damage to the left hinges and lower left side of the casing and frame of the LCD monitor, inhibiting proper closure or use of machines.  Coincidence?  When we spoke to  Lenovo, the operators and supervisor commented that it appeared the machine had been 'dropped'.  However, neither machine has been dropped by us, nor is there evidence of such on the exterior of the machines - no cracks, dents, scrapes or the like that would be present if such had occured.  My machine was returned "repaired" with no mention of the damaged condition it was returned in.  My husbands machine was returned, upon our request due to Lenovo's wanting to charge us over $900 to repair, with even worse damage, left hinge completely severed, wires pulled out, LCD disconnected on left side of machine. I have spoken with a supervisor and several representatives at Lenovo to no avail. We would like our machines repaired.  And at the very least to be returned in the same working condition they were before the... Read more

Answer:Two Lenovo T500 laptops returned damaged from Lenovo

This sucks!I'm going to take photos of mine to clearly show the condition before I send it in for repair!





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Does anyone know if the Bluetooth Daughter Card (BDC) for a T61 will work on a T500 Thinkpad?T61 model: 39T0497T500 model: 42T0969 The difference between these 2 cards is that the T61 is Bluetooth 2.0 and the one for the T500 is Bluetooth 2.1 But on a connection perspective point of view, does the 39T0497 will work on a T500? 

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I've been looking at the threads over in the R Thinkpads & SL Thinkpads forums for solutions to do with Nokia's & Activesync with TP BT as I have some users with Nokias. What I wasn't expecting was to run into the same problems with my Treo 750 on WinMobile v6 - it connects just fine on USB cable, syncs all my stuff but simply will not talk to the Treo on BT. I nuked the Treo & rebuilt - same result. I removed BT Enhanced II software, deleted the BT device from Network in Device Manager, tried to use the MS BT drivers (failed) tried to run an Update Drivers by Scanning for new devices then pointing it to the folder with the w32 drivers, edited the Bth.inf file with the id's from the BT in device manager... One thing I noticed was the on reinstall of the BT software, the BT device manager entry moved from Network Adapters into a Bluetooth Devices folder in Device Manager. And now, instead of just the BT adapter showing, I have Bluetooth Bus Enumerator AND Thinkpad Bluetooth with Enhanced Data Rate II Any ideas on how to get this working? Seeing as I am getting the same result with a Palm device as the Nokia, I am thinking this is an incompatability between Activesync & Widcomm BT stack rather than anything phone related. Any suggestions for a way to connect phones for Outlook sync without using Activesync? The BT works - when I first connected I got a phone call & was able to use the computer mic & headphones to carry out the ca... Read more

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As Vista SP2 will include bluetooth 2.1 support, will there still be any point of installing the Lenovo driver? Do they offer any advantage over the micosoft drivers? Regarding the WLAN drivers, I see there are more recent drivers on the Intel website, but won't there be any problems if I use these? On their website intel mentions that you might want to use the laptop manufacturers drivers. Does it make any sense, speed-wise, not to install drivers for devices you usually never use (e.g. internal modem, card reader)? Thanks

Answer:T500 Bluetooth / WLAN driver question

Hi, Have you managed to get your bluetooth working with Vista sp2?  I am still getting many errors. RegardsCharles

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Hi, I'm having some difficulty in getting my bluetooth headset to work with Skype (or anything else for that matter). here's the current state of things: My headset is set up and paired as a "hands free audio device". In "my bluetooth places" it shows up with a good signal strength. Authorization is set to "headset" only (no audio gateway). The version of the Broadcom Bluetooth Software is 5.5.0.580  . Looks pretty ok - but unfortunately it shows neither up as an  audio device in the control panel (Win XP SP3) - nor does Skype recognize the headset. Maybe I'm overlooking something fundamental...? Any input would be appreciated. Thomas PS.: The headset works fine on my cellphone. And I can synchronize the cellphone with the laptop via Bluetooth, no problems there.Message Edited by ThBa on 03-15-2009 05:43 PM

Answer:Problem with T500, Bluetooth Headset, and Skype

AFAIK most of the bluethooth headsets for mobile phones don't work with a normal pc (nokia has one which works for both). Try to google a little, you find lots of problems about this!

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Hello, I've read several posts about this, but none of them solved my problem. I have a T500 2055-RH2, with windows 7 64bits. I just bought a bluetooth mouse online and imagine how I feel after 3 hours of useless debugging to install a mouse. Actually, my problem is more basic, I just can't seem to have bluetooth working. I tried to install: Bluetooth with Enhanced Data Rate Software II for Windows 7, Vista - ThinkPad  When I do install this, it eventually says I have no bluetooth device, so somehow my bluetooth adapter is NOT enabled. I then tried to do Fn-F5 to enable it, but it's no use, because I can only see my WIFI in there, no trace of bluetooth... From the forum, I tried to install: ThinkPad Power Management driver for Windows 7 I think it was already installed, but I installed it anyway, still no change, nothing in Fn-F5, still nothing. I then even installed a WIDCOMM (broadcom) driver, but then again, it says it can't find any bluetooth device. Are there any depencies I don't know about? Should I reinstall anything? What the HELL is wrong?! How hard is it supposed to be to install such a basic function as bluetooth??! Should I throw that laptop out the window? Because I really want to... (arg!)  Help please...! Thanks...













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Answer:Bluetooth on T500 and Win7-64bits... How hard can it be??!!

Ok I just also tried to uninstall the hotkey driver and reinstall it using this:Hotkey Features Integration for Windows 7 I had hope, now I don't... I'm going insane...   

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Greetings!  I've been banging my head against this for awhile now.  My company had a customized T500 last year with a Lenovo wireless card in it, and now we've switched to an off-the-shelf model with the Intel card.  Suddenly, we cannot print consistently to Bluetooth printers. I say "consistently" because it *will* print, but only 1 job.  Then you have to power off/on the printer to print another job, rinse and repeat.  The only thing that seems to stand out as the culprit is when I go to Enable the Bluetooth Printer Service, it tells me "Unable to start the Bluetooth printer service.  Verify the local printer is physically connected to this computer by a USB or parellel cable, is set as the default print, and is turned on." This same printer (HP Officejet 470) will work just fine on our older T500's, along with other even older T42 models.  Also, the printer works great when on a USB cable -- it's just the Bluetooth that gives us problems.  All the other Bluetooth services appear to be enabled OK -- it's the Printer Service that has an error. One thing:  the Bluetooth printing works fine in the factory Windows Vista installation.  But we run a customized Windows XP sp2 load.  However, I've tried updating all the drivers I can think of and installing the full HP software suite, all to no avail.  And I evidently appear to be the only person this has ever happened to, because there is nothing via Google... Read more

Answer:T500: Unable to start the Bluetooth printer service.

Nobody has any suggestions?

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Greetings, I have my system configured to use the Intel Integrated graphics (set to internal in the bios to save power) and I am experiencing the following graphical problems.  I am running the latest bios and display driver from Lenovo, as provided by ThinkVantage System Update.  Details of the drivers are in the directx diagnostics below.  I have tried to install the latest Intel graphics driver from Intel's website for this chipset, but it says that my system is not supported (possibly something to do with ATI's Hybrid Graphics). This does not occur in OpenSUSE 11.2 (even with the 3D Gnome desktop), but it does in Windows x64 with Aero.  It usually occurs after watching SlingBox or NetFlix Instant View, but it has occurred in the past without those activities.  It has not occurred when using the ATI graphics adapter (set to dedicated in the bios), at least from the limited amount that I have made use of it. Model:  20828zu DirectX Diagnostics (full system / driver specs):http://home.comcast.net/~quako33/MISC/DxDiag.txt Screenshots of the problem:http://home.comcast.net/~quako33/Images/gpu_problem1.pnghttp://home.comcast.net/~quako33/Images/gpu_problem3.png Any ideas on how to resolve this without having to switch over to the ATI graphics adapter will be appreciated. Finally... the bluetooth question... any keystroke to disable only the bluetooth?  When I hit fn+f5, it disables the wifi and the bluet... Read more

Answer:T500 Intel Graphics Anomalies with a side of BlueTooth

It's a bug in the drivers. If you have 2+1GB or 2+4GB of RAM memory this will occur. Did you try to disable Aero? It might help. From what I understand the only way to fix this issue is to buy another 2GB module (2+2GB), or wait until a new graphics driver is released. Regarding the Bluetooth;Make sure you have Lenovo Hotkey Installed (If you have ran Lenovo System Update you probably have this installed).Navigate to "C:\Program Files\Lenovo\HOTKEY" and open "TpFnF5.exe" and hit the "Settings for Fn + F5" button. I must admit I didn't really get if you had the Fn + F5 issues in Windows or OpenSUSE, but the behavior for Fn + F5 under Ubuntu 9.10 is:WLAN/BT/OFF toggle (Fn+F5 press once: Wlan and BT off/Press second time: BT off, Wlan on/Third time: BT on, Wlan off/Press another time: BT and Wlan on)If that is of any help to you.

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hi. my thinkpad(T500 2081 RM6) insalled windows 7 64bit... Whenever a window begins the same message comes out at below, Power Manager after installing.  "BTTray.exe - Unable to locate component. This application has failed to start because BtBalloon.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem".  Several times tried of course re-install. Has anybody got any ideas about how to fix that or what might be wrong? best regards and thanks for your help, 

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Hi everyone, I am a new T500 2081 user.  I did a Windows 7 pro x64 clean install and was able to install all the ThinkVantage software including the hotkey driver, so I can use Fn+F5 to activate the Bluetooth.  The problem is everytime I restart my T500 the Bluetooth is off by default.  I have to press Fn+F5 to activate it again and again.  I am getting a Thinkpad Bluetooth laser mouse and it will be a pain if I have to activate my mouse every time the computer is restarted. When I boot my computer in Ubuntu 9.10 on another partition of the hard drive the Bluetooth is always on, so I guess the issue in Windows 7 is a software setting one.  Any idea how to fix it?  Thank you!!!

Answer:How to make Bluetooth default on every time T500 boots

Does anyone have the same problem? I found this description at http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-57107#notturnon, answer to question #2: "Whenever you start the computer or resume operation after it has been in standby or hibernation mode, you must turn on the Bluetooth features." Does that mean you just always have to press Fn+F5 everytime?

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Hello,how is it possible that the Mouse can connect to the Laptop ? Regards

Answer:T500 and Microsoft Bluetooth Mobile 5000 Mouse

Well and what is the problem. I use this mouse with T400s, just switch on your laptop bluetooth on (Fn+F5), pair your mouse with laptop (blue BT icon in system tray and small button on bottom of the mouse) and that's it.





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I have a T550 which supported my Samsung Level U Pro wireless headset prior to updating my Windows 10 to the Windows 10 Anniversary Edition. Since this time the bluetooth connection between the two no longer works. Does anyone know if there is a fix for this?

Answer:Think Pad T500 Series Samsung Level Bluetooth Compatibility

Have you tried to pair the devices again?  What happened?

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Do anyone of You has connected Sony Sixaxis controller with T500 laptop using bluetooth connection, I have sucessfully connected and configured it with usb cable using MotioninJoy, but I cannot see controller by bluetooth.





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Because we've had the machine for 2 years, it's very difficult to find any information on this. Any help would be greatly appreciated: I confirmed that we purchased a Lenovo ThinkPad EDGE 0301CTO with bluetooth -- but until now, we have not ever tried to use it. [We're running Windows 7 [64-bit] on it.] There is no Bluetooth Control Panel with which to add a device [in our case, a bluetooth mouse]. The only information I can find lists using the Fn+F5 key to access a window to enable it [yet, this was for a different model]. Using these keys doesn't bring up any such window. I would suppose adding a bluetooth mouse would be much less of an ordeal than this is becoming. I must be missing something. Thanks in advance for any assistance.

Answer:Lenovo ThinkPad EDGE 0301CTO - Enabling Bluetooth and Adding Bluetooth Devices

Hi, musesupport
 
If you enter the BIOS of your machine by tapping Enter at the splash screen (screen that says Lenovo while starting up), there should be a tab called Security. Open this tab and then select I/O Port Access. Is there a Bluetooth setting in this list? If so, is it set to Enabled?
 
If the Bluetooth is set to Enabled, then I would recommend making sure all the drivers (Bluetooth, BIOS, and chipset, in particular) are up to date. All drivers for your machine can be found here.
 
Good luck, and let me know how it goes
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Hello and, as always, thanks in advance for any help.  I've had a ThinkPad T430 23445GU for a couple of weeks now (my first) and so far am very happy with my purchase.  I'm running a clean install of Windows 7 and have most everything set up as I'd like.  My question:  does anyone know if it's possible--and if so how--to use the on board Bluetooth without installing Lenovo's 160MB "Bluetooth With Enhanced Data Rate Software"?  I'd only need the Bluetooth to run a mouse, or maybe connect a phone,  and thus see no reason for Lenovo's entire software suite.  Thanks again for any input.

Answer:Using T430 23445GU Bluetooth WITHOUT 160MB Lenovo Bluetooth With Enhanced Data Rate Software

Bump, and thank you for any help.

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Fn F5 shows airplane mode and 802.11 Wireless Radio. I tried to install Lenovo enhanced bluetooth driver and also drievr for the mouse - but theire is no bluetooth icn in the notification area and unable to pair device. Could you please advise what to do. Thank you very much!Philip

Answer:T61p - bluetooth icon not hsowing and Lenovo bluetooth laser mouse jl0608 not working

Do you see any devices with a yellow question mark under the Device Manager?

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Hello, When i am tryng to pair my Mobile Phone to Lonovo G580 Bluetooth, the Device is listed and gets Connected.. for couple of seconds and disconnects. Please let me know how to pair my Mobile to my Laptop (G580 - 20150). I am using Nokia Asha 501. Please help. Thanks,Raman Nallamilli. 













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Answer:How do i Pair my Lenovo G580 Bluetooth with my Mobile Phone Bluetooth

Have you tried pairing using the Bluetooth icon in the system tray?Also make sure your Bluetooth drivers are up to date: http://mobilesupport.lenovo.com/be/nl/products/laptops-and-netbooks/lenovo-g-series-laptops/lenovo-g...

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hi all,
 
I'm really hoping someone can read this post and help a little bit.  Let me start with this, at this point, I know I'm screwed so I'm just looking for some help on why this might have happened.  A little background, my T500 has been flawless, and I love it too death.  I work with hundreds of people that swear by Mac's and I say how much I love my Lenovo everyday.  But regardless, I don't think it's a Lenovo issue.
 
So I have a T500 with 8GB memory, Kingston SSD, Windows 7 64bit.  Symantec antivirus updated, Windows defender malware tools.  No viruses anywhere.
 
Everything's been great till about a week ago.  At that time, several windows updates and updates from Lenovo's site were installed.  Including a windows update that's supposed to help the boot up speed of computers with and eSata port that's not in use.
 
Anyway, everything has been pretty good except two things.  I kept getting an error every boot up that the bluetooth stack service couldn't start.  Second, every time the computer would wake up from hibernation, I would get a blue screen on the device driver ianvstor.sys.
 
So today I decided to fix these issues... Huge mistake!!!
 
I started by fixing the ianvstor.sys issue.  Posts all over the web say to update the Intel Turbo Memory drivers.  So I downloaded the latest one from the Lenovo site and installed it.  This went fine.  I postponed the reboot an... Read more

Answer:T500: boot up error, bluetooth stack service, hibernation- Seriously searching for help.

Stop booting the drive immediately, and run a disk recovery program on it.The closest thing I could think of is that the Uninstaller went haywire and started deleting files beyond it's target scope. (I know this first hand; I wrote an installer/uninstaller myself in VB6 that did the exact thing to my drive. Fortunately, I was dual-booting and recovered all of my files using the other partition.)I think it stopped booting because a few key driver files were wiped out. After trying to recover your files, try an offline SFC pass like so:http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/run-sfc-offline-windows-7-vista/Not sure if it'll pick up on missing files, but it will replace modified files.Chances are, a fair bit of files were wiped.

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Hi,I tried to upgrade my bluetooth driver on my laptop. The upgrade failed. After that I get an error when the computer starts."The program can't start because btwhidcs.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem"   When I try to reinstall, first all goes well. At the last part of the installation I get an "Error 1935. An error occurred during the installation of assembly"   When I search on google this seems like a common problem. But I haven't found a solution for it anywhere. What I did found that for some people files where deleted on the system drive when they tried to uninstall their old driver.Here are some people that lost data on their harddrive when trying to uninstall the old driver.Unable to install bluetooth driverBroadcom bluetoothBluetooth with enhanced data rate software IIBluetooth update killed my Windows 7installation of bluetooth driver error 1935Potential data wipe while updating x220 bluetooth driverWidcomm uninstallation wipes out the computer Lenovo and others seems to have suggested to uninstall the old driver when people have requested help.Bluetooth installation problem Here I found some posts that might help with finding a solution. It is about kb970652. Not sure what needs to be done though.Error 1935 This seems like a known problem that should be fixed in version 6.4 version of the drivers. Installation of bluetooth driver error 1935but there is no post... Read more

Answer:T500 Bluetooth driver upgrade problem, risk of wiping the harddrive

Hello and welcome,
 
The last post in a long thread on this topic links to a driver for the T500 among other machines.  I haven't tried it myself.
 
OS wiped out during Bluetooth drivers update
 
Z.

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Hi, I need your help, I have Lenovo S440, windows 10 pro 64bit,  up to date driver for bluetooth, but my laptop does not pair to any bluetooth operating sound devices such as headphones and speakers. It detects the device but does not pair. It only pairs with the mobile. How do i connect it with bluetooth speakers? Thanks

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I pulled the intel 5150 which is not compatible with windows 10.  Has anyone upgraded a T500 to Windows 10 and tested a wifi card or wifi/bluetooth card

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Question: Lenovo T500

Hi, all friends of this community, i have an old Lenovo T500 type 2055, id: 20552MG. I just install windows 10 pro x64 in mine laptop, and installed a Samsung 850 EVO ssd. im having issues with speed of SSD, and have some missing drivers i couldnt install them, i ask if somebody can help me to sulve my laptop issues? thanks. ( i let u guys a SS from device manager).


























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Question: Lenovo T500

My T500 just got out of warranty and got a blue screen error. The Windows XP is inaccessible with a hal.dll file missing.I had got this machine loaded with XP to be upgradable to Vista.So the recovery CD's are for Vista. I have been working on XP and did not (please do not say I told you so)make a set of recovery CD's for XP.Now I am unable to access Thinkvantage to restore the system to factory settings.Please help.

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My Lenovo T500 will not boot up from the think pad screen. I have tried using the think vantage blue bottom but there is no response either. Any suggestions out there please?

Answer:My Lenovo T500 will not boot up

Check your USB connector see if they are damaged or not.

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I've got a buddy who just ordered an SSD for his T500. He bought an XP disk some time ago to install fresh, because he doesn't just want to clone the drive, and he didn't get the install disk from Lenovo, and there seems to be no way to grab the XP install files from the current hard drive's recovery partition (no drive letter).

With this regular XP disk, he is getting the dreaded stop message before setup even finishes starting up. While I haven't seen the screen myself to confirm, he has written down one of the numbers, 0x0000007B, which is inaccessible boot device. I've seen that before on controllers which were in AHCI mode where there were no AHCI drivers present. So, my best guess is that he needs to set his controller to legacy mode, or slipstream the drivers into the XP install disk. He tried the latter, but even his slipstreamed disk blue screened. He said he grabbed all the drivers from Lenovo's site and slipstreamed the drivers and SP3 into the new disk (original disk is SP2 only) using nLite. edit: looks like he slipstreamed the drivers incorrectly, they're just on the disk in a folder full of EXEs. That would be why.

He is still using the laptop with his old drive in the meantime, but has given me the XP disk and the SSD to make sure the XP disk itself isn't bad and that the SSD actually works. I ran through a quick XP install and everything went fine on my desktop, so I'm pretty sure it has to be an AHCI/driver... Read more

Answer:Installing an SSD into a Lenovo T500

He needs to install the text mode mass storage controller driver. It will have a file named oemsetup.txt. If it doesn't have that file it won't work.

I'm not very familiar with nlite, but check and see if there is a special place for text mode drivers. They are special when it comes to booting in text mode.
 

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 Hello Lenovo Community!Recently, I bought a Lenovo T500. After much research and reading many user's opinions as possible (two of which that was really helpful was on this forum by MidnightSun and www.notebookreview.com) I chose the T500. In my research, I could not find many video reviews and was kind of disappointed (obviously, it was not a deal breaker.) I would have liked to have had more written reviews, video reviews and just in general more information. So, I want to do this review to help future researchers become informed consumers! If anyone has any questions or suggestions (e.g.. Of bloatware to remove or any tips) please chime in!  PrefaceBefore I begin my review, I want to say that I am in no way an expert at computers beyond the basics. I've never bought a laptop before, and my old computer (given to me) was a Gateway M465-e, a business oriented laptop. It came with 512 RAM, 1.6 Ghz, 15.4" screen and I really liked it. It lasted me 5.5 years (and still going) although the past few months, it has really taken a dip (hence the reason for buying a new one!) I will be comparing my experiences with the T500 with that Gateway. I will be using my computer for mainly working with spreadshett, word documents, surfing internet, media hub (especially for iTunes), and, OF COURSE, playing video games! Whoot for switchable graphics! SpecsIntel Core 2 Duo T9600 (2.8Ghz, 1066mhz 6MBL2)Windows Business Vista 6415" WSXGA+ TFT, CCFL BacklightATI Mobility Radeo... Read more

Answer:Lenovo T500 Brief Review

StrangeL0ve,welcome to lenovo user forums!  Your review is very extensive and makes good points on doing some reasearch from a user's perspective on buying a laptop.Nice!

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I have read that SSD drives are the best hard drives to get. What is the advantage?Also, can I install a 480GB SSD drive in a Lenovo T500? The specs say 320GB max, but I've read on here that any SATA Har drive will work.Do I need to buy an adapter, or can I just stick it in the hard disk bay, or do I have to get the adapater for the ultrabay?I was reading this thread and I found it confusing: http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/T400-T500-and-newer-T-series/Thinkpad-T500-2243-upgradeable-to-a-SSD-SAT...













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Answer:Can a Lenovo T500 handle SSD?

SSDs are simply much faster. If it has the form factor of a standard 2.5" drive, it will fit and work. You would reuse your existing caddy and rails. An SSD is theoretically more reliable, but my experience has been that normal drives fail slowly while an SSD simply dies suddenly

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I have a T500 running Win7 that was having fan and battery issues. I opened her up and reseated fan. All was good, and heard the fan spin up, but the laptop will no longer stay on for more than a minute. I replaced the battery, and reseated the CMOS battery. Still no luck. Try to get into BIOS but I can only enter a portion of the date before she goes down. All indicator lights are off, she is basically like my ex wife in bed. I have to remove the battery, remove power for 20 seconds and reinsert to even get it to power on again, but she doesn't last long. What gives?  

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HI I like to know if someone can post the IRQ page of any Lenovo 400 or 500 showing the IRQ assinging for each deviceunder windows XP only? How to: control panel > system > hardware > device manager > resourses by connection >  expand (Interrupt requests) > screen shot please.  I need this to find out if the firewire is sharing IRQ with other devices. Need this for a music production.  Thanks 

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curious if someone could tell me if  a Lenovo 320gbsata 2.5 hard rive st9320423as fru#45n7275 including tray would fit my Lenovo t500 think pad that had a 160gb hdd&pe in it & 2gbs of ram.      Cheers













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Answer:Lenovo ThinkPad T500

Yes.  It will fit and work.

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We like to always have a hot-spare of a laptop shell so we can swap the drive over and then ship back defective shell for Warranty Repair.  Question: If I take a hard-drive (with Windows 7) from a Lenovo T500 and place it in a T510, will it work flawlessly without needing a bunch of changes, or do I need to purchase a T510 spare? Hopefully theT510 works just fine, but wanted to inquire.  Thanks. Paul

Answer:Lenovo T500 vs T510

the system is different enough, you may need to reactivate the Win 7 OS when you switch HDD, and then reinstall the drivers. I haven't personally tried this, but this is what happened when i switched hdd from T400 to the T61 with Vista OS. 

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I was looking at a thinkpad t500 and this is the specs   Intel Centrino vPro 2 (Core 2 Duo T9400) 2x2.53GHz Processor with 6MB L2 Cache  15.4" SXGA+ screen 1680x1050 LCD   Switchable graphics: Dedicated 256MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD3650 and Intel GMA 4500MHD  2 GB DDR3 memory (PC3-8500 at 1066MHz)  160GB 7200rpm hard drive  DVD-RW multirecorder drive  Intel 82567LM 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN  Intel WiFi Link 5100AGN  Built-in bluetooth connection  Built-in fingerprint reader  Thinkpad modem  Conexant HD stereo sound system  UltraNav Trackpoint and Touchpad with 2 mouse buttons each  Standard ThinkPad 101/102-key keyboard US  Express card slot and PCMCIA slot  Audio in/Audio out jacks  IEEE 1394 firewire port, 3 x USB Port, VGA port, RJ-11 modem port, RJ-45 LAN port, Docking portThis thinkpad also still has manufacture warranty till 2013. Do you think this is still a good laptop for today's standards? Mean I'm not going to be doing any major graphical stuff or cpu killer software. I just want something that can play movies in hd on youtube/netflix/and other video sites without lagging and run other things at the same tiime in windows 7, i right now have a t41 with 2gb of ddr ram, 250gb pata hdd, pentium M 1.7ghz and 32mb video card.think that its still a good buy 

Answer:Lenovo Thinkpad T500

It looks like a nice machine. It will certainly do the kinds of things you mention and more. Whether it is a good buy depends on how much you are paying and things like battery condition, installed OS, etc

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Question: BSOD - Lenovo T500

Hi Gents,

I'm getting a stop 0x0000008E BSOD on startup. I'll get past the login screen, but after a few minutes the BSOD will pop up. Also, none of the icons for my taskbar shortcuts appear -- I just get that "white piece of paper" showing up. I have not installed any new hardware or software lately. I can boot in safe mode no problem.

I'm on a Lenovo T500 with an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 video card. This laptop is 3 years old and originally came with XP -- I upgraded to 7 roughly 8 months ago and have not reinstalled the OS since then. I have never made hardware changes to the laptop.

The dump is attached. I could not get the system health report to run -- I received an error saying that the specified path could not be found.

Thanks very much in advance,

S

Answer:BSOD - Lenovo T500

  
Quote: Originally Posted by OxWing


Hi Gents,

I'm getting a stop 0x0000008E BSOD on startup. I'll get past the login screen, but after a few minutes the BSOD will pop up. Also, none of the icons for my taskbar shortcuts appear -- I just get that "white piece of paper" showing up. I have not installed any new hardware or software lately. I can boot in safe mode no problem.

I'm on a Lenovo T500 with an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 video card. This laptop is 3 years old and originally came with XP -- I upgraded to 7 roughly 8 months ago and have not reinstalled the OS since then. I have never made hardware changes to the laptop.

The dump is attached. I could not get the system health report to run -- I received an error saying that the specified path could not be found.

Thanks very much in advance,

S


Virtually identical and all related to you Kaspersky. I would remove and replace it with Microsoft Security Essentials

http://support.kaspersky.com/downloa...vremover10.zip

Virus, Spyware & Malware Protection | Microsoft Security Essentials


Code:

Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.11.0001.404 X86
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\K\Desktop\Windows_NT6_BSOD_jcgriff2\061911-26379-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*C:\Symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols;srv*e:\symbols
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Hello, i just wanted to know some insight on the t500. I found one that im thinking of buying, mainly cause i can upgrade ram to 8gb and it has newer stuff like sata instead of pata for the hdd and cd drive. But one thing im worried about is , this screen flicker i have been hearing about going to be a major problem. The t500 has switchable graphics so i head that the intel integrated gfx has the flicker problem but the deticated ati card in the laptop doesn't so i could run just off of the ati card and not the intel chipset. I heard that doing this pulls more power but i don't CARE, i just want a newer laptop that is faster than my t41 and it wont destroy the bank for a quality laptop.

Answer:Lenovo Thinkpad T500

Screen flicker is most pertinent to the LED backlit models but is only visible if you are sensitive to flicker and only in certain viewing conditions.If you get a CCFL backlit one, you should not experience any flicker, but the backlight will be dimmer

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I did a search on this Forum and could not find anyone who has reported a similar issue so I decided to post this. I have a Jambox Bluetooth speaker and I was able to pair it successfully for a few days after setting up my new Lenovo X220T Tablet on 6/6/2011. However,  today (6/12/2011), when I tried unsuccessfully to play music through my Jambox speaker, I discovered that the Bluetooth choice had totally disappeared as an option when I brought up the Software Wireless Radio software with [Fn] [F5]. Also, the existence of any Bluetooth capacity had also disappeared from Device Manager. Additionally, when I then attempted to install the Bluetooth driver for the X220 Tablet from the Lenovo website, the driver would not install and indicated that it was not able to install because it could not find Bluetooth on my computer.I spoke with a customer service representative (CSR) at Lenovo service in Atlanta, GA on 6/12/2011 at 4:30 PM PDT. We restored the original BIOS settings and the Bluetooth, which had disappeared earlier, now showed up in wireless devices.The Lenovo CSR ssigned me a case number. However, oddly enough, he could not find a record of my machine in the system even though it had arrived on 6/2/2011 and I attempted to register the machine twice online over the past week..The CSR recommended that I call Lenovo at +1 (888) 776-0920 8:00 AM EDT to provide the case number and ask them to register my computer in the system manually, even though I made the two at... Read more

Answer:Lenovo X220T Bluetooth disappearance and machine does not exist in the Lenovo system!

hey Guillermédico,have you tried uninstalling the bluetooth drivers and let windows install its generic drivers and test it again with your Jambox speakers ?on the part of "machine does not exist in the Lenovo system"; could you explain more ?





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I have a ThinkPad T500 running Ubuntu 15.10 and it currently has 2x1 GB of Micron DDR3 RAM, I wanted to upgrade the RAM, and bought G.Skill 2x4 GB. When I installed the G.Skill, my machine won't recognize it. From the specs that I am reading, the only difference is in clock speed, the G.Skill has a higher clock speed, but should clock down to match my machine.  Any suggestions?

Answer:Upgrading RAM on Lenovo ThinkPad T500

Faster generally will not matter. Is it possible you bought low (1.35) voltage? 

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I´ve have read about this problem but not found any solution I have the problem when trying to connect to any wireless network, that "access connection" software stops by "waiting for IP configuration". The problems also happends on my other SIM card that is inserted in the pc, so it seems to be a major problems propably software related, that I doubt both the wireless netcard and mobile broadband adapter is not working What to do ? - have tried to disable all firewall etc but nothing

Answer:Lenovo T500 - waiting for IP configuration

Hi rossoneris,
 
Welcome to the Lenovo forum!
 
Maybe you have solved your problem? If not, you could try un-installing Access Connections and just using the Windows controls to manage your wireless connection.
 
Best regards,
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I want to share this problem and until now still trying to get the solution on it. Heres the history; i have an lenovo t500 under xp sp2, everything is working fine  except the wireless LAN capability. In the bios setup, it is enable,Software and driver installed. It can not be seen in device manager nor anywhere else. latest driver from the net has been usedbut no to avail . Your input is very much appreciated. Many Thanks .....  neil













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Answer:Lenovo T500 WLAN is not working

I had a similar problem. Try to Download the original intel drivers from intel.com, after this my NIC worked perfectly.

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Hey guys, My T500 turned out to be a lemon and they finally took it back (Wifi issues, mouse & keyboard issues). So once they credit me the money, I'll probably put in another order to Lenovo (since my previous experiences have all been pretty good). I have a questions though, on Lenovo's website (canada) they only have 4 hard drive options. I really like to go for the 7200 RPM but 200 Gigs is not a lot. Anyone knows if they have any other harddrives that they would add that's not part of the web customization tool? e.g. 320 Gigs 7200 RPM?  ThanksMaz 

Answer:Questions regarding Lenovo T500 or T400

Hi Maz, I don't know if there are any hidden drive options, but I always order by phone so I can ask about things like that - and hidden discounts  What I did with my T400 was order the least expensive drive and migrate to a 320G 7200RPM Hitachi.  Right now the HTS723232L9A360 is only $59.98US at NewEgg after rebate. Amazing.  In my "T" that unit runs quiet and cool.  We shall see about reliability - I remember the "deathstar" days... If you go this route, don't forget to fire up the stock OS and drive first thing and make the factory recovery media.  Use that to install to the new drive. HTH,Z. Message Edited by zoltanthegypsy on 02-14-2009 03:08 PMMessage Edited by zoltanthegypsy on 02-14-2009 04:11 PM

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Do I need to do anything to take advantage of Lenovo Enhanced Experience 1.0/2.0 on my T500 with Win7 x64?  Since the machine is being configured by my company's IT department, I don't know whether they properly setup the laptop with this Lenovo Enhanced Experience.  I assume the this enhanced experience should improve the performance of Win7 on Lenovo laptop, right?

Answer:Lenovo Enhanced Experience 1.0/2.0 and T500

From my gut feel, you are not missing anything much. I got one of these with EE and the laptop also has Intel SSD inside. The EE from what I 'think' I know from reading all those lenovo ads is the bootup time of the laptop, the rest is er, the advantage of lenovo thinkvantage software eg Think Access, blue button etc. With a SSD, the bootup time is hardly noticeable in seconds with EE and without EE, maybe 1 second? I had tried EE and also a clean install of window 7 (without EE) and I didn't notice much of a difference. So if your T500 is window 7 and has SSD or a fast 7200rpm harddisk, I don't think there is much difference with EE1.0.   I am NOT too sure regards EE2.0 as I haven't tried it yet.

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Hey guys, I bought a top of the line Lenovo T500 (my third Lenovo) last week and I've never been any more disappointed. After having series of problems, now I noticed the reason my laptop freezes is because of the slightest movement. For instance, if I'm watching a DIVX movie or a DVD on the train it keeps pausing. If it's on a desk with the power cord plugged in it, it's much better. I ran the same DIVX on both my $699 Toshiba (3 months ago) and this powerful laptop and Toshiba ran it flawlessly. Any idea why my system would be pausing so much? I called their support, and it passed on the diagnosistic tests. ThanksMaz

Answer:Lenovo T500 freezing issues

you probably need to adjust the sensitivitey of ThinkVantage Active Protection System. If everything is OK when the system is on a desk, but not when moving around, this is very probably the cause.

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I have my T500 loaded with W7 PRO 64. It came with Vista Ultimate 32. I have a list of the drivers and apps that came with the Vista preload. Is there a list or cross reference some where that I can use to make sure I got all the pieces and parts of software needed to run W7 64 bit PRO? Or is it just a matter of seeing what was on Vista in the 32 bit format and making sure it's on W7 in a 64 bit format? For instance I'm really gonna miss the "Lenovo Welcome" app that came on the Vista preload, but it ain't going on the W7 system. However the Bluetooth drivers are a must. TIA for any help.Bob Helms

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All,We are looking for the fru numbers of the  Qwerty UK én US keyboard for Lenovo T500 keyboards. Searching through the site we are able to locate any part numbers. Is anybody able to provide theese for us? Thank you in advance.Danielle

Answer:Qwerty UK én US keyboard for Lenovo T500

Click here. That page lists all the keyboards FRU numbers that are available for the T500.





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I received a Lenovo T500 return from an old employee, and it seems the touchpad has worn out. Though it doesn't seem to be a normal problem. I boot the device into Win 7 x64 and everything is fine. I can use the touchpad to navigate around, and I can use both the right click on the bottom, and the right click above the touchpad. When I try and left click nothing happens. I use the lower left click; nothing, upper; nothing, tapping on the touchpad itself; nothing. I updated the driver of the touchpad which installs the UltraNav tab in Control Panel > Mouse. Everything in there responds to the touchpad. I unscrewed the wrist guard, to see if a ziff connection had come undone, everything seems fine. What could the problem be? Has anyone seen this sort of problem before? Any idea of a solution or do I need to just buy a new piece (touchpad board? wrist guard?)? BTW: this does not have the fingerprint scanner, but it does have the trackpoint.

Answer:Lenovo T500 Touchpad Problems

hey BryanK,welcome to the forums.have you tried uninstalling all mouse/trackpoint/touchpad related drivers and let Win7 install its own generic drivers ? If not, do so and see if the left button for both the trackpoint and trackpad works.if it still doesn't work, get in contact with our support team via http://bit.ly/LNVsuppNumif it does work, head over to http://support.lenovo.com and download the trackpoint/trackpad drivers. set your unit to diagnostic mode via msconfig and then install.check again and see if the buttons works.





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About a year ago, my Lenovo Thinkpad T500 was overheating constantly and would shut off during gameplay. Eventually, one day it stopped coming back on.I would turn it on, the lights would flicker and it wouldn't come back on. Here's a video of the light display: http://vimeo.com/89316779I've since bought a new laptop, however I miss using this laptop and hope to fix it.Now, this year, when plugged in, or battery inserted, the lights come on without me pressing the power button. They also come on, on the DVD drive. There's also a sound from the DVD drive, so maybe it is from the drive powering on, and then it shuts off. Then does this again, in an infinte loop. I don't know if it is even charging as it keeps flickering on and off. I've tried unplugging the CMOS battery, removing the RAM (got no beep) and I am just confused.I also tried the static discharge trick I've read about here, in the forums.Apparently when I hold down the power button, the loop stops and just the light of the adapter remains on. So stumped.Can anyone offer any help?It'd be much appreciated.

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A Plantronics Audio 478 USB Headset is not detected when connecting via one of the USB ports. My concern is that only the 3.5mm front mounted jacks can be used on the T500 for audio devices, can someone confirm please? thanks.

Answer:USB Headset not detected on Lenovo T500

Check to make sure it is enabled as the playback and record devices in audio settings (right click the speaker icon in the tray). If that doesn't work try another USB headset, there is no reason why you cannot use one. Although if it is a work machine it is possible that the USB ports have been disabled for security reasons.

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Hi there. I'm getting some really wonky performance and visual anomalies in games such as Company of Heroes, which in terms of technical requirements should be no hurdles - older games also show some weird hiccups, where they really shouldn't. As 3DMark/Futuremark won't work on my computer, I have no actual way of seeing exactly how my computer is performing. Though I'm positive that there's a whole lot of FPS to get. There are ways in finding and using drivers that aren't the manufacturer's; e.g. Omegadrivers or modified Ati drivers. For some reason, the modified drivers don't work, as the Ati setup is unable to detect the Radeon Mobility card. I guess this is due to the switchable graphics - before beforehand, on other laptops, I've had no problems getting this to work.  If anyone has had any success in modifying drivers on a Thinkpad such as the T500 (with switchable graphics Ati and Intel), please let me know. Thanks.

Answer:Using non-Lenovo graphics driver on T500

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T500: Vista 32, 2.8GHz, 4GB RAM, 15.4" 1680x1050, 500GB 7200rpm, ATI Radeon HD3650 + Intel 4500MHD. T42: XP, 1.7GHz, 2GB RAM, 14.1" 1024x768, 250GB PATA, ATI Radeon 7500.

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I need to insert  a SIM card on my T500 model. How do I do?

Answer:How to insert new SIM card, Lenovo T500?

Somebody kindly posted a video of this on YouTube!
 
Don't forget, a SIM slot is not an indicator that you have a WWAN card in your ThinkPad. You will need to have specified a WWAN card when you bought the ThinkPad, or added one later.
 

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I have installed the 10.3 preview drivers about 6 hours ago and put the system through some hard usage, I have the integrated display disabled with only the discrete turned on, and the 10.3 drivers are excellent and install without modification to the driver package.  The system is running much cooler under heavy graphics load (playing wow) and my frame rate has improved dramatically.   On battery power my estimated battery life remaining has even increased slightly  (I get about 7-8 hours with browsing only on my t500 with brightness stepped down slightly and my optical drive turned off).  Overall it is great, and should be heading our way in mid March!  I'm fairly certain this driver will still not function properly for people using switchable graphics, though it is possible lenovo will release a switchable driver based off these newer catalysts..  it has certainly improved performance for me.





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Answer:ATI Catalyst 10.3 + Lenovo T500 (ATI 3650)

Confirmed on a W500: this ATI Catalyst 10.3 Preview does not work if installed on a machine without current Catalyst drivers. The drivers and ancilliary programs all install, but the Catalyst Control Centre cannot start (not a crash, just no response), nor are there any menu entry points to switch graphics chips. If installed over the current 2009/08 catalyst drivers, then installation is partly succesful: the ATI Mobility FireGL V5700 is recognized just as an ATI Mobility 3650 HD, the new switchable graphics features work, such as sub-2 second switchover between graphics chips, as well as switchover when the power source changes, but the power/brightness management is messed up: inconsistant brightness change response to events specified in the power manager. I didn't test further useful features like the virtual desktops, multiple monitor management, etc. The ATI Catalyst 10.3 release in March will introduce significant and wide support for most of its OEM Mobility chipsets, which have never been a part of regular ATI Catalyst releases. Only Panasonic, Sony and Acer have opted out of this support. Let's hope Lenovo does not do so as well, and works to have the FireGL V5700 properly supported! P.S. 10.3 is also supposed to support audio on DisplayPort--not that I have any DisplayPort monitor, but this has been a gripe of people about the ThinkPad DisplayPort implementation.

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Hi. I have a strange problem, my Lenovo T500 with intel and Ati graphis card can boot only when it's cold. When it boot I can normaly use my laptop ( office, internet browser, even play games skyrim, minecraft, gta 4), but when i restart computer only two LED's are on ( standard power LED and conected to PSU). I tried to switch to intel graphis but this problem still became.Please help

Answer:Lenovo T500 only cold boot

Hi, Serwatka
 
What OS are you running? To better determine what is causing this issue, do you have a bootable CD or another hard drive that you can try to boot from? If so, then I would try changing the boot order to boot from something other then the normal hard drive first. Boot as normal into Windows, then restart the machine and see if you can boot in the other method. This could show what exactly is causing the error, or at least give a good indication of what could be causing the issue.
 
If the above method is not possible, or if it does not work, then I would run some hard drive diagnostics such as ChkDsk to check the health of your drive.
 
Thanks in advance,
Adam





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We have several Lenovo T500 with the Intel 5300 AGN Wirless card. We use the latest drivers from Lenovo System Update. We have updated also the BIOS, Power Management and Hotkeys. We use Windows XP SP3 with the latest hotfixes. We have the problem, that the T500 connects to the accesspoint but does not always receive a IP address. After several reboots it always works. We have T60, T61 notebooks running which do not have this problem. What can we do to make wireless work more reliable with T500 notebooks?

Answer:Lenovo T500 - Wireless Problem

I had the same problem with my T400 running Vista.  Any time the network changed the first attempt at connection came up w/out an IP address.  A reboot fixed it - until next time. What solved it was downgrading to a 5100.  This was suggested by a Lenovo 2nd-tier tech after trying a different 5300. I hope there's an easier fix, but this is what finally worked for me. Z.

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Hi folks,

A couple weeks ago, my computer (Lenovo T500) stopped recognizing wireless networks. I went to update the wireless adapter driver, and saw that there was no wireless adapter shown in the device manager. I downloaded the driver straight from Lenovo, but there's still no adapter showing up. Any ideas?

Answer:No wireless adapter - Lenovo T500

Physical switch on side for the wireless card is set on or off?

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My system is crashing several times a day and I need your help in figuring out why.

I have the Windows 7 RTM build installed on a Lenovo T500. The only hardware I've customized is replacing the 160 GB drive with a 320 GB drive.

The system specs are

Lenovo T500
Core 2 Duo T9600 @ 2.8 Ghz
4 GB RAM
2 GB Turbomeory
ATI Mobile Radeon 3650
Intel Wifi 5300 agn
Integrated camera, bluetooth, and WWAN

I am running the latest BIOS: 3.01-1.03.

The laptop came with Vista 32-bit, but I immediately installed Vista Ultimate 64-bit on the 320 GB drive. I had occasonal BSOD's in Vista, mostly while running on battery, and not often enough to be completely annoying (once a week or so).

Since I've installed Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, the BSODs are pretty regular (several times a day).

With the exception of two drivers, the only ones I've installed are from Windows 7 or Windows Update. The two I installed were from the Lenovo Windows 7 beta drivers web site to resovle the "unknonw driver" indication in the Devices control panel for a device labeled "PCI Simple Communications Controller" and another similarly named (sorry I didn't write down the exact name).

Below is the WinDBG "analyze" output from the full memory dump. All the dumps look exactly the same: "BugCheck D1, {22, 2, 8, 22}" and the stack trace is the same.

At this point, I don't know what my next steps should be to determine what the issues are. Unfortunately, if I don... Read more

Answer:Need help with Windows 7 BSOD on Lenovo T500

dlcrrow

Hi we have some ppl who are excellant at BSOD dump files and Im sure they could tell more if you zipped the dump and upload it to us. I know your running 6 bit and the faulting module is ntkrnlmp.exe, but wihout the dump I/we cant tell much. Also do you have your page file off or set small?

Im going to Pm someone with this thread in the mean time

Ken

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I did a fresh install of Windows 7 Professional 64-bit and it was great until I keep on getting BSOD every once in a while. Frankly, it is starting to get annoying now seeing how I got a couple in a row. Hopefully some of you can help.

Thanks for your time.

Answer:BSOD Win7 Lenovo T500

  
Quote: Originally Posted by exuviate


I did a fresh install of Windows 7 Professional 64-bit and it was great until I keep on getting BSOD every once in a while. Frankly, it is starting to get annoying now seeing how I got a couple in a row. Hopefully some of you can help.

Thanks for your time.


Hi Exuviate, Welcome to SF,

Looking at the Dump file i guess the problem is with your NETw5s64.sys Intel WiFi Link 5300 AGN adapter.You could remove the existing driver and download the latest drivers from Intel not from Windows Update

Hope this helps

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Hello Forum, I just installed xp professional x64 with service pack 2 integrated on a Lenovo T500 2243 4EG. Unfortunately Notebook Manufacturers dont "officially" support xp x64 drivers, somehow i could have gone on vista x64, but vista sucks hard! Is there any previous thinkpad notebook model or any lenovo series that uses same hardware like the lenovo t500 2243 4eg whose drivers are xp x64 compatible? (driver, wifi driver, power management driver, fingerprint driver & software & all lenovo applications like client security, etc....)  

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Hi,

I have a Lenovo T500 running WinXP SP3.
For some reason it sometimes boots with the built-in camera ON.
I could not find a way to disable this.
Please advise.

Thanks,
Adi

Answer:Lenovo T500 with XP, boots with webcam on

Hi -Stopping Camera StartupIf you wish to stop the webcam from activating on startup in Windows XP or Vista, delete the software's shortcut from your Startup folder. Access the folder in the "Programs" section of the Start menu. If your camera software does not have a shortcut in the folder, access the "Run" dialog box, type "msconfig" and press "Enter." A configuration utility will appear. Disable the software from the "Startup" tab of the window.The link from where I found this Information

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Hi all,
 
I have just tried to tilt my screen on my Lenovo T500 and heard a crack which popped part of the lower left screen bezel out. I have removed the bezel and found that the left hinge has seized, causing it to snap away from the magnesium roll cage. The left hand hinge is extremely difficult to move by hand which I find extremely strange as the laptop has been fine up until now.
 
Does anybody know whether Lenovo will be of any assistance with this as this is the first time I have ever seen this on any of my Thinkpad's and was the last thing I expected to fail on this laptop. The laptop has never been mistreated and has always been stored away in a laptop bag when not in use. How expensive are the parts to repair this as the screen is fine; it is looking like a new hinge and possibly a complete roll cage for the screen. I can't really afford to be without it at present as I am currently studing Computer Science at University and exams are approaching quickly...
 
I have provided some photos of the damage
 
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Answer:Lenovo T500 Hinge Seized

If you are still under warranty, they should fix it, but you are unlikely to get any help if it is not. What is your screen resolution? You will need a frame, a hinge and a screen bezel at least. You might be better off buying a used screen assembly on eBay

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Lenovo is making our company look very unprofessional.  I am embarrassed to admit that something "approved" by IBM would be sold with so many different bugs.  It is not all Lenovo's fault, as we are all aware of the horrible Vista incompatibilities.As of 11/24/2008 - Intel offered a driver update for their wireless card that would cause the DHCP NACK renewal operationto fail and leave the system in a stale state without network connectivity.  At first the BSOD was caused by NETw5v32.sys which has been resolved by the latest Intel driver for the Wireless unit, 5100 AGN adapter.  Now NETIO.SYS and ntkrnlpa.exehave been causing the BSOD especially after going into Hibernation, and then going back into the OS. I am exhausted, and have exhausted my resources to resolve this issue that no one seems to want to discuss.Is there any professionals out there who have also experienced this issue and found a solution? Thanks in advanced - and for allowing me to vent... Justin













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Answer:Lenovo Laptop T500 woes

Hello Justin, that´s sad.  Please tell us:What system(s) appear to be affected? Models, or model types?What OS ?What applications (TVTs) if applicableSummary of the observed conditions - "what happens, when?" GFX Driver versions, are also important.

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Hi there, My personal laptop is Lenovo ThinkPad T500, and its main specifications as follows: - Intel Core 2 Duo processor T9400 (2.53GHz 1066MHz 6MBL2).- 4 GB PC3-8500 DDR3 SDRAM 1067MHz SODIMM Memory (2 DIMM).- ATI Mobility Radeon 3650 with 256MB. I really need to upgrade the RAM in order to work with SharePoint 2010 and Windows Server 2008 R2. and, my major question is: * How many memory slots do I have in my Lenovo ThinkPad T500 ??? I read on (http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-55644#t) that the maximum memory size for T500 is 8 GB. So, in case if my Lenovo ThinkPad T500 laptop has only two memory slots, then, I will have to buy 2 memory cards of ThinkPad 4GB PC3-8500 DDR3 Low-Halogen SO-DIMM in order to get the 8 GB.... and I have to throw away my current memory cards... My another question is: * How easy is it to install/remove RAM in Lenovo ThinkPad T500 ??? Sorry for asking the second question, but I have never ever dealt with hardware before. I would greatly appreciate your inputs. Thanks for your consideration of my request, and I very much look forward to hearing from you soon ! 













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Answer:Some Issues with Upgrading RAM on Lenovo ThinkPad T500 ?

The T500 only has two RAM slots, so upgrading to 8GB would mean that your existing two 2GB modules would need to be removed. Replacing the RAM is simple; remove the four screws for the palmrest and the memory slots will be right under the palmrest.Refer to the HMM for more detailed instructions: http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-70068.html

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Hi,When you start the computer when it is connected to the docking station it is always reset and does not start up beyond the boot. Has anyone had the same problem?What it is?Thank you for your help.

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I just download all of the updates and when I go to set up my fingerprint software I get an error reading- Fingerprint Enrollment! The connected sensor was not initialized by the application. Access denied. I have no reason why its happening; could anyone help me please?

Answer:Lenovo T500 Fingerprint Sensor won't initialized

Hi,unfortunately I cannot see your Windows version, so can you please specify it?Can you also please configrm, that you have installed one of the following Fingerprint applicaitons:Windows 7 (64-bit) v3.3.2.27Windows 7 (32-bit)   v3.3.2.27Windows Vista (64-bit), XP (64-bit) v3.3.2.27Windows Vista (32-bit), XP  v3.3.2.27 I have seens such error messages in the past and by most of them it was due to the fact, that there was  a wrong Fingerprint version installed.In your case, as you are using the Authentec Fingerprint, you also need to make sure, that you have installed the Authentec software and not the UPEK FPR software. In case you have one of the above versions installed, then I would advice to go into BIOS and clear the FPR chip, just to make sure, that the data is cleear and you can use the FPR sensor. Please keep me posted on this situation. Cheers 

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My brother has a ThinkPad T500 which has suddenly been afflicted by a reboot loop. He was watching a video on it, then he went to eat breakfast. When he returned to his laptop, it had restarted and was running some Startup Recovery process. After that finished, it just went on to continue the boot, loading up Windows. Unfortunately, 30 seconds to a minute after logging in, it restarts again, and it just keeps on going. Some times, it will reboot before it has even given a chance to log in. We even tried to restore the system to factory settings, according to the instructions, by pressing the ThinkPad blue button, but it turned out that option was not available. Can anyone help? Have some idea? We would be very grateful.

Answer:Lenovo ThinkPad T500 on reboot loop

Do you have a Windows 7 disk? You could reinstall off of that.It is nice he got to keep the notebook though :).You've been helped by a 14 year old.

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Hi all. I bought 2 x 4GB Geil DDR3 PC3-8500 1066Mhz memory to my Thinkpad T500, Now i have one 2 GB DDR3.I changed this module, but system does not start. I get beeps ( 1 short, pause, 3 short, 3 short, pause, 1 short), after it i hear hdd,... but black screen. If i set second module in upper slot, same case. With first module i does not get beeps, only black screen with working hdd,...If I combine 2 GB slot and one of 4 GB, i get beeps again.If I set old module into upper slot which was empty, i get beeps again ( I think that motherboard's fail) - The motherboard was changed in last year under warranty, because USB slot failed. I think that i got another bad motherboard instead of new.I did not tested new modules in another notebook. Can you give me some idea?Thank Youbest regards,Bela Kürthy

Answer:lenovo t500 memory upgrade fail

Sme machines have problems with certain brands of memory.  Geil is a brand I have never seen

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Just wanted to say how much I appreciate the extremely quiet cooling fan in the T500. I've used a 600X, a T42, an X60 and a T60, and while those are all great machines, the fan noise was the thing I liked least about them. I ended up undervolting and installing fan control software in an only partially successful effort to eliminate fan noise. (Most successful with the T42: I cut a large retangular chunk out of its dock to provide airflow and put a low-speed 120mm fan below the dock blowing up through the hole in the dock onto the bottom of the T42. That keeps the internal fan off except during the most cpu intensive tasks.) But back to the T500:it is the first ThinkPad (or any laptop for that matter) that I've used where I can hardly tell whether the fan is on or off. At high fan speeds I can tell, but even then the noise is very smooth, just a soft whooshing with none of the whining noise that every other small fan seems to make. And almost all of the time the fan is running at its lowest (practically inaudible) speed, or is off entirely. Kudos to the engineering team in charge of the T500's fan and cooling system!





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Answer:T500 super-quiet cooling fan: well done Lenovo!

How long have you had your laptop?  I had the same wonderful experience at first - but the noise has picked up considerably; much to my dissapointment.  I think this actually started after some BIOS update.  Would be interesting to hear if your fan has kept quiet for a long time after you got the laptop. Creds

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Hello, I have a lenovo t500 that i absolutely love. For me its the right combination of new performance and old features.  Anyway I am using my laptop to tune my vehicle and i need a serial port. Either the 2503 or the 2504 docking station will give me that feature. I am interested in the 2503 docking station for the pcie slot. I was wondering if these docking stations need to be plugged in in order to use the serial port? The 2503 looks pretty beefy and with its own fan i am concerned it needs to be plugged into a power supply in order to use it. The 2504 is a lot slimmer and i am hopping i can dock my laptop into it and use the added ports without having the docking station plugged in. So can i plug my laptop into either of these docks and use it off the laptops battery. Also i see on ebay people have some docks cheaper but they are missing the key. What is the point of the key? is it so someone cant seperate the docking station and the laptop. If the key is missing can i still use the docking station? Thanks
 
 
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I have a 42 inch Sharp LCD TV, and a Lenovo T500 laptop running windows 7 as my main OS. I use VGA to connect to my TV. Any attempt to display 1920 by 1080 on my TV results in my TV telling me to switch to 1600 by 1200 because the video mode is not supported. 1920 by 1080 works fine on windows XP, same machine, same TV.

Games would not run well at 1920 by 1080, so I've ignored it up till now (because I tried several times and cannot get it to work). I like 1920 by 1080 for writing code though. Any way to fix this?

video card:
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650
Switchable graphics is currently disabled.

Windows 7 version: release candidate (it's free) (32 bit, yay for unused RAM)

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Answer:Lenovo T500 + VGA output = 1920 by 1080 not possible?

You say it works in XP, so go into XP and check what refresh rate you have it set to at 1920 x 1080.

Go back into Win 7 and set the same refresh rate for the tv at 1920 x 1080 and see if that does the trick.

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Hey All, I'm having trouble with lenovo sound drivers since I just did a fresh install of windows 7 onto my T500. The audio worked before this reinstall and as soon as i did it, the sound stopped. The issue seems to be that there is no audio device at all in device manager, there is also no question mark, other devices either.  There is also a no audio output device pop up when i mouse over the speaker at the bottom of the taskbar. I have tried running the windows 7 audio driver from the lenovo website, at first it didn't work and gave a could not find a MEDIA device error but by putting all the files in one folder it did run but there was no devices in the selection box and it seemd to have no effect. I have tried updating all lenovo updates and all windows updates with multiple fresh installs. Everything i have done i have done as an admin and regardless i am completely unable to get an kind of audio device installed. Any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks,Jared













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Answer:Lenovo T500 Sound Card not detected

Hi and welcome to the forum Jared!

Try putting BIOS settings to default.

Also, try to boot from a LiveCD of any popular linux distro like Ubuntu, LInux etc. If you also don't get sound in linux, then this is probably hardware problem.

Keep us posted.

 





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After 2 attempts with lenovo support. Now, I'm trying to have an answer on the forum. Where can I download Windows XP 64 bits drivers for my Lenovo T500 2056 A29  ?  On the driver page of the lenovo official site, you can see Windows Xp drivers but there is no technology specified and I'm sure that they only works on 32bits systems. Thanks in advance for replies

Answer:Windows XP 64 bits on a Lenovo T500 2056 A29

Have you already tried the system update tool? Maybe it'll help you out.

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I have a five year old T500 with stock everything and it desperately needs an upgrade. I use my computer for programming and heavy duty things like that so I need a new processor and usb 3.0 and all the trimmings. I have no idea where to get parts, if I even can get new ones that will fit in my comp. Notes: I do have a graphics card, and I need lenovo parts.

Answer:Lenovo T500 Core Components Upgrade

The best processor you can fit into the T500 is the Core 2 Duo T9900. The easiest way to add USB 3.0 is via ExpressCard but this won't give you full USB 3.0 bandwidth. Your best bet for these parts is probably eBay. These are also generic accessories, not Lenovo specific.The graphics card isn't upgradable, however.

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Does anyone here get the recovery disc for T500?  I got my new Lenovo laptop just 4 days ago, unfortunately, I cann't recovery my operation system to factory content. Could anyone help me?  Thanks a lot.  Lenovo Part no.:2242CTO Intel core duo cpu p8400 2.26 Ghz 2 G RAM 250 G hard drive Intel GMA4500 OS, Vista Home Premium.  

Answer:Lenovo Thinkpad T500 Recovery disc

since it is within 2 weeks of you receiving the laptop, if you can lenovo support in Australia, they will ship you out the Recovery media for your system for free usually within 2 to 3 days, just tell them that your recovery partition is corrupted and you were not able to make the recovery media in time.

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I have sitting on my desk a Lenovo T500 that I'm trying to repair. After some troubleshooting I concluded the harddrive failed.This is easy enough to fix, I have installed a replacement drive, but I can't read the Windows product key that is stickered on the bottom of this unit as all the text seems to have worn off.How can I go about retrieving a valid Windows activation key? I believe it origonally came with Vista but was later upgraded by Lenovo to Windows 7 on the count of some program?

Answer:Lenovo T500 Windows product key retrieval.

Did you create the Vista recovery media? Were you given a Windows 7 upgrade key?

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hey, I have just got a T500 with windows xp preinstalled. Is it possible to split the harddrive into two ? C and D drive like my old pc ?I don't have any windows install cd's though. Also i have an error message reading saying there is a problem with the ATI graphics video controller and it can't install.... any ideas ? THANKS  G

Answer:lenovo T500 windows xp how to partition harddrive

Hi, guys.Maybe you should get a bootable CD first(like XP steup CD or WinPE CD), or make a bootable USB harddisk in the XP that can boot the computer into DOS system. Make sure your USB disk has enough free space as much as the used in your C driver. Then you can download Symantec Ghost and Partition Magic DOS version software, and cpoy them into USB harddisk. Then boot your computer into DOS, and use the Ghost software backup your C driver as partition to file and save the GHO file in the USB harddisk. Then go back to DOS  environment and use Partition Magic to split your harddrive into two. Notice that your new C driver should have enough space to be restored the OLD C driver files, I suggest that about 20G to 40G. And also don't forget to activate your new C driver as active partition in the Partition Magic software. Then go back to DOS  environment and use Ghost to restore the GHO file to your new C driver as file to partition. Finally restart your computer. Hope you could be success. Maybe before you do that, you should learn some basic skill about Symantec Ghost and Partition Magic DOS version sofeware and the basic command of DOS system. But it will be easy and lots of use guide in the internet.Message Edited by Yangguo on 10-22-2008 12:58 PM

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I have two T61s running Vista Business 32 bit. One is at Vista SP2 and the other at SP1. As of 27 August 2009.the Lenovo BT mouse failed to be recognized. on the SP1 machine. All  drivers within Device manager have been checked to be at the most recent available., i.e. Bluetooth Radios, Human Interface Devices, Network Adaptors, Mice and Other Pointers.  The SP1 laptop's mouse is recognized by the SP2 laptop and is usable. The SP2 recognises the SP1 Laptop when positioned closeby. So therefore SP1 bluetooth capability is functioning in the mouse and in the SP1 laptop, but the SP1 laptop wil not recognize  either the Lenovo SP1 mouse or for that matter the Lenovo SP2 mouse. All Lenovo updates and Window updates have been performed on both machines.The SP1 laptop will not upgrade to SP2., but this is not believed to be the cause of this problem, as the mouse functioned correctly for several days after attempting the SP2 upgrade. I have run Lenovo Sytem Tool Box on the SP2 to see if there are issues. Lenovo Backup is a  'not been performed  for 100 days' "problem". And there is an L2CAP possible problem, which seems not to affect Bluetooth mouse function. When Bluetooth devices are tested with Lenovo System Tool Box and in normal use there is no problem.  I am about to run Lenovo Sytem Tool Box on the SP1 Laptop test to determine if there are any detectable problems....but it's getting late, and 10 hours ... Read more

Answer:Lenovo Bluetooth Mouse: failure to be recognized by Lenovo T61

Bluetooth issues can be caused by a myriad of permutations and if you're adventurous of affliced with obsessive compulsive disorder you may continue to flip ever possible combination of settings and finsih in about the same amount of time that thousands of scientists around the world took to map the human DNA strand. OR From reading your description, ensure you're actually  resetting the mouse after you successfully verified the BT mouse worked with Vista SP2. The manufacturers of BT devices are bombarded with worthy albeit annoying consumer complaints of why their BT peripherals have to be repaired with systems if offline or offline too long. The manufacturers have reacted by defaulting their devices into stickier mode so in your case...you may have actually fixed the issue but the BT mouse hasn't fully disconnected from the VISTA SP2 even if Vista says so (..you're trusing Microsoft to give an accurate reading???) and just disabling the BT adapter on your working vistaSp2 box hasn't necessarily disengaged the BT mouse from  groping for its old partner.Find the instructions included with the mouse to fully break device pairing since BT devices can still be sticky even with dropped batteries since a small flash ram chip is enough for a $40 BT mouse to remember partners and avoid your SP1 box. The next best practice, ...try BT connectivity with the native Windows utility and without  OEM software such as the BT application package that is around 8... Read more

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Hi, i have a problem with LENOVO Bluetooth. some days ago it was replaced with very bad and poor generic Windows 7 Bluetooth Stack. it came probably with some Windows actualization. i can t get rid of it. i tried everything incl. unistall drivers and reinstall the original software "Bluetooth with Enhanced Data Rate Software II 6.2.1.3100" but each time after reboot the Windows Bluetooth is installed! can anybody helps, please? MANY THANKS! S.

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Anyone know why all of a sudden the T500 2056-4SU has vanished from Lenovo Support. Does anyone actually think they are working on the video driver problems and have pulled that page in the meantime?? If anyone has feebback please let me know. Thanks in advance, Brian G.





T430s (current), T420s, ThinkStation S20

Answer:T500 (2056-4SU) Has Disappeared from the Lenovo Support Site

Don't know, maybe a glitch? If you are looking for T500 drivers you can get them here.

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Ok let me do a quick synopsis of whats happened and hopfully some of you can let me know what is the next step:

1. My friend has a T500, got badly infected he told me, and said he couldnt clean it, so I told him I'll just reinstall Windows and get it redone to be safe. The laptop seems to be originally a Vista OS, but he said he had been using XP for a while. I do not know what kind of virus he had.

2. When I tried reinstalling XP, there is a blue screen error right when the initial screen ends and is about to go to the choose partition section and format... the error code is different depending on what install disk I use, XP SP3 Slipstream I made from the MS site, or an old XP Home disk I have had for a while... for the slipstream, the error is:

(blue screen of death)
[intro]
Check for viruses on your computer. Remove and newly installed hard drives or hd controllers (no new hardware had been installed btw).... Run CHKDSK /F.....
Tech info:
*** STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF78D2524, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

And for the Dell XP install is:

(blue screen of death)
[intro]
Check for adepquate disk space.... If a drive is identified in the stop message, disable the driver.... try changing video adapters....
Check for BIOS updates.... Disable BIOS memory (how do you get into BIOS in this model???)... safe mode (nor more safe mode, contents are delated)...
Tech info:
*** STOP: 0x0000007E (0xC0000005, 0xF748E0BF, 0xF78DA208, 0xF78D9F08)
*** pci... Read more

Answer:Lenovo T500 - Multiple Problems, Starting w/Boot

Go into the Bios to Configuration/ look for a setting for Hard Drive to Enable Compatibility mode (IDE/AHCI) once you have enabled compatibility mode, XP Disc should recognize your HDD.

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