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2101 Error: ThinkPad T430 and OCZ Nocti 120GB

Question: 2101 Error: ThinkPad T430 and OCZ Nocti 120GB

Hi there, After about month of use I suddenly got an error: "2101: Drive detection error on hdd2 (mini sata)". Simply while browsing the internet system hung up and after reboot the error appeared.I've read that people here had same error just after mounting their SSD's - mine worked fine for few weeks.The problem appeared short time after auto-updating BIOS but not just after flash. 2 or 3 restarts gone smoothly.Strange is that now my BIOS version is still 1.16 when on the web since last Wednesday hangs ver. 1.17 - the update went on Saturday.Any ideas how to avoid sending anything (Laptop and SSD) to RMA? I have already RMA ticket from OCZ but want to save some time and don't want to lose the data.Besides I'm not sure if it isn't issue of the new BIOS from Lenovo. Thanks in advance for any help.Gootchio





--------------------ThinkPad T430 (2344-52G)i5-3210M, NVS5400M, 16GB Corsair Vengeance, 120GB OCZ Nocti SSD + 500GB HDD, Win7 Pro









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Answer: 2101 Error: ThinkPad T430 and OCZ Nocti 120GB

Hello gootchio,
Welcome to the Lenovo Forums.

You should try and reseat the drive the computer is not detecting. This should reset the code and hopefully correct the problem.





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I have just seen these selling for nearly half the price of the renice equivalent. Does anyone know if it works (100% reliably) in the W520 without any registry/bios hacking, and indeed without using a hacksaw to make it fit? I know that the Thinkpads have poor campatibility with SSDs (other than the slower overpriced auto-bricking Intel Items) - the fact that so many people reported so many problems with OCZ vertex drives especially has made me stick to the old moving magnets. However, the OCZ mSata is a tempting price, but I certanily dont want to waste hours fixing random crashes which seems to be the (popularly reported) hallmark of using SSDs, or trying to get the machine to boot of it which also seems like a painful excercise.

Answer:anyone tried the OCZ 120GB Nocti mSATA SSD?

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Hey guys! I just got the 120GB Nocti in earlier this week. Installation was a breeze, and it's working great. I have it installed with Windows 8 Developer Preview right now. Boots up in less than 10 seconds! Installed inside right next to the WLAN card: AS SSD Benchmark: AS SSD Benchmark (IOPS View): Not bad for such a small chip, but I was kinda expecting more with the Sandforce 2181 chipset. I wonder if its something in the X220 that's holding it back... [UPDATE]I just ran the ATTO benchmark: Compared to the 7200rpm stock HDD: Moderator note; picture warning added to subject Forum Rules

Answer:!!Pictures!! OCZ Nocti 120GB mSATA SSD mini-review

that's really not that good as OCZ says... even the cheaper Mydigitalssd's bullet proof is much faster.

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I got this error out of the blue the other day on startup, and now I get it every time I restart.  I have tried a number of solutions that I found in these forums (which I'll outline below) but it seems like my system just can't find the drive anymore.  Here's what I've done: 1. ran the ExpressCache program via Command Prompt (eccmd.exe -info) and got this error:  "**ERROR** ECCmd Request device is not available"2. unistalled the ExpressCache software, shut down, pulled the battery opened up the memory module slot cover, removed the mSATA drive and then re mounted it.3.  reinstalled ExpressCache4.  I'm trying to reformat the drive, but I am receiving similar errors     a.  When I try to format the drive (eccmd.exe -format) I get the following error:  HFS Volume is not mounted  **ERROR**  ECCmd Requested device is not available     b.  When I try to create a partition (eccmd.exe -partition) I get the following error:  0x10df (4319).  I looked this up and maybe there are system files missing? I have also tried this but it then says "There is NO mSATA detected, please check mSATA attached" http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/research/hints-or-tips/detail.page?DocID=HT073737 If anyone has any advice, please let me know.

Answer:2101 detection on HDD2 (mini sata) error on my T430

Hello and welcome,
 
None of the symptoms you describe sound to me like software issues. There is something wrong with the mSATA SSD, or the controller that accesses it - or it needs to be re-inserted in its socket.
 
Is this machine under warranty?  I'd suggest calling support and running this by them.  They may suggest re-seating the device in its socket, or may offer replacement or some other option.  I don't speak for Lenovo, just offering my personal suggestion.
 
Z.

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Hi everyone, I'd like to know if anybody tried to use an OCZ Nocti with their X220 tablet and enabled the hard drive password successfully. I just finished setting up my tablet with the new mSATA SSD (everything was working) and I went into the BIOS to enable password protection on it. The result, after setting up the hard drive password, is that I can't get past the password prompt for that drive (I can't unlock drive 3 -- i.e. padlock remains). I only set it up with user password (stupid me, I know, I should have put a master password as well). I'm fairly certain I'm entering the correct password, i.e. I most likely didn't screw up entering the password in the first place. My password is very long, though (24 characters). Is it possible there is some kind of imcompatibility between the tablet and this particular drive? For instance due to a too long password or an issue enabling password protection (I don't really know how this happens technically, but I'm assuming the process is standardized). Or there's no way this could have happened, i.e. I really did screw up entering the password? What would you suggest as a next step, besides returning the drive for reset to OCZ? Thanks -LP

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Model: T450sEquiped as:Intel i54+4GB RAM256GB SSD (M.2) Configured as boot disk running Win 7 x64500GB HDD as additional storage Issue:Seemingly at random, approx once every one to two weeks while PC is on and at the desktop but not actively being used (meaning no user is sitting in front of it performing tasks) it will error and crash.  The error is a black screen with the following error: 2101: Detection error on SSD1 (M.2) Press Esc to continue. According to the user Esc does nothing and the only escape is to long press the physical power button until a power down occurs.  On reboot the system comes up without issue.  No user has actually seen the crash take place.   MY QUESTION(S):1st.  Is this most likely an issue with the T450s not being able to reliably boot from the m.2 slot or is this more likely an issue with the SSD installed in the m.2 slot?2nd.  Is this something altogether different?  Any (knowledgeable) advice or info appreciated.

Answer:T450s Thinkpad - ERROR 2101: Detection error on SSD1 (M.2)

It is hard to diagnose without seeing it, but my experience has been that the Gen4 and later CPUs (like yours) support a very low power state that is incompatible with some devices. (that would make it a problem with the card) Make sure you have the latest BIOS and power manager software installed. Look in the device manager and find the M.2 SSD. There should be a power management tab. Turn off the option to allow the system shut the device off to save energy.

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Recently I was in the middle of using my laptop when it bluescreened and crashed. Now I'm not proud of this, but for some reason this is not an uncommon sight; I bought this off of eBay a couple months ago and it worked fine for a few days before randomly bluescreening often. Now I tried to change and install all the eight drivers, and while that solved most issues for awhile. But then I received a detection error 2100 main hdd0 on startup. Now I actually fixed it that time, and none of my files seemed to be damaged, which is strange given the nature of the error but I didn't question it. Now however the error is back seemingly inspired and I can't seen to get my laptop to simply boot. I ran the memory test and it passed and I don't even have an ssd so I don't know what the issue is or why it was fixed last time (I changed the SATA to compatability and then back to ahci and reset it). I think it might have to do with a faulty or corroded contact but I have not opened it to check. If it's anything like last time, I'm willing to bet that there is actually nothing wrong with my drive but something is again causing it not to be detected. I do have photos if that will help, but they need to be compressed so for now I hope this will be enough.

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Hi, Recently bought a T430 (Without Optimus). All's good except the Laptop Temp. The left Palm rest seems to get un usually warm, no matter what OS I am on. Its a dual boot by the way, Win 7 + Ubuntu 12.04.2. With Ubuntu or CentOS or Scientific Linux, the laptop gets unusually warm...The temp monitoring utility (lm_sensors) says that its at about 45 C. I get the same temp reading on Win 7 too, but somehow, the laptop just feels more warm with Linux than Win 7.As of right now, I am on Win 7 (for past 4-5) hours.....did some browsing, MS Sec Essentials did a full disk scan, I saw some youtube vids and was toying with some Perl Scripts, and the temp is at 45C, and the left palm rest is quite warm. Its warm enough that I have to stop typing every few minutes  Has anyone else noticed this issue? Is there a work around to this issue? Is there something I should worry about ? Please let me know. I installed the new updates a month ago. This problem though, has been there since a while. I searched the forum and found that another user who had a similar issue was told to upgrade the BIOS from 1.6 something to 2.50. I am running at 2.52 as shown below. BIOS VendorLENOVOReleaseDate02-14-2013BIOSG1ET92WW (2.52 )SMBIOS VersionLENOVO - 2520Video cardIntel(R) HD Graphics 4000 Card memory2,112.00 MBProviderIntel CorporationCard version9.17.10.2843 08-21-2012Sound cardRealtek High Definition Audio Driver providerRealtekDriver version6.0.1.6710... Read more

Answer:Thinkpad T430 gets significantly warm on Win 7 as well as Linux. How about a fellow T430 user ?

In my experience, Linux isn't as good with power management as Windows. 45 degrees sounds about right for a current-gen Intel processor due to Turbo Boost causing temperature spikes as you use your system normally.As for the warm left palmrest, the hard drive sits under there, so maybe the drive just tends to produce more heat. Assuming you have a conventional hard drive, give it a defrag to reduce operating stress (and hence power consumption and heat output).

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Answer:ThinkPad E530 and the case of the vanished SSD (msata 2101)

Oh ... i forgot to mention that the 2101 error doesn't even show up anymore.

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Hello, does anyone know what the differences are between different model numbers? For example, T430 (2342) vs T430 (2347)? Thanks.

Answer:ThinkPad T430 (2342) vs T430 (2347)

Hello and welcome,
 
The tabook ( ThinkPad Notebooks ) should have that information.
 
You may need the rest of the MTM ( 2342-xyz ) to get the fine details.
 
Z.

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Whenever I try shutting down my computer normally, it is extremely slow and displays the message: Error 2101  Detection error on HDD2 (mini sata). This causes some problems on my computer. My laptop is a Thinkpad T530 with Intel Core i7, 500 GB HDD, and 8 GB RAM. Any suggestions?

Answer:Error 2101 Detection error on HDD2 (mini sata) in T530

do you have mSATA installed on the system???

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running 1.40 biosthink I have WWAN model as there is a SIM slot and there are a red and blue wires ready for the 3G wireless card.all lenovo drivers etc checked to latest versionsInstalled 128GB Kingspan which failed to do anything and caused the whole system to be unbootable. Turns out the ssd was dead as it did not work in working usb enclosure.swapped in 64GB msata minipci from my old eee901 it is the correct size for the lenovo slot - it wasn't for the 901 and I am now getting 2101 Detection Error on hdd2 on boot up.I have tried reseating the card, cleaning the pins, reseating, booting to Hirens, Slacko, Gparted, Fedora and not been able to see it as the error code is pre OS... Anything I can do? - roll back drivers, roll back bios, buy specific brand msata any suggestions welcome :-)

Answer:Error 2101 Detection error on HDD2 (mini sata) X220

HiIt seems newer drive is needed or its firmware. Chek out SSD manufacturer site for fw update.Since x220 BIOS 1.16 or something like this one, msata SSD error detection has disappeared. Except of rare cases with some Crucial (or Corsair, didn't remember) and Samsung drives. Also do not use OCZ drives.

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I got my 430s, and it's with a 16Gb mSATA SSD cache inside.Now everytime when I open my PC, it shows Error 2101 Detection error on HDD2 (mini sata) and I need to press ESC to continue.Is there any software or driver's problem, or it just phsically got wrong?Any techician could help to solve, or I have to do it my own?










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Answer:Error 2101 Detection error on HDD2 (mini sata) in...

Have you ensured you are running the latest BIOS?  What version BIOS do you currently have? After pressing escape does the computer boot normally?

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Answer:Error 2101 Detection error on HDD2 (mini sata)

Yeah I am getting the exact same error 2101. Also X220 but 4286-CTO which I brought from US. The BIOS version is 1.17(highest I can find now).Wonder if it is a compatibillity problem or simply the bios is not programmed rightly.

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Hello,I just purchased new SSD ADATA Pro SP900 256GB SSD and when I want to boot my computer I got error2101  Detection error on HDD1 (mini sata).At the first start, there was no error and everything seems working but when I try to open SSD in windows, the disk was uninitialised. I tried to initialise it but without success, so I reboot the notebook and got this error. I installed lastest bios, try to remove SSD wait some time and reinsert it but the error still appear. Does anybody have solution? I figure that this error is quite common. Thanks













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Answer:E531 SSD error 2101

Hello, the problem was in faulty SSD drive. Seller told me that he probably got some bad series of this SSD because almost 60% of sold was not working, so I returned it and picked up Transcend MTS400 256GB which works like a charm.

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Hello,I just purchased new SSD ADATA Pro SP900 256GB SSD and when I want to boot my computer I got error2101  Detection error on HDD1 (mini sata).At the first start, there was no error and everything seems working but when I try to open SSD in windows, the disk was uninitialised. I tried to initialise it but without success, so I reboot the notebook and got this error. I installed lastest bios, try to remove SSD wait some time and reinsert it but the error still appear. Does anybody have solution? I figure that this error is quite common. Thanks

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Answer:Does the Thinkpad T60 support the hard drive with size over 120GB?

Welcome to the forum! You can put ANY size HDD in there, as long as it's SATA. I've had 200GB/7200 in one of my past T60s. Hope this helps.

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Hi there! I was wondering about something. I bought a thinkpad t430s with a crack in the palmrest. I want to replace it with a new one. The price on the t430 palmrest is cheaper than the t430s. That being said, can i put a t430 palmrest on a t430s? Also, could i install a FPR (it doesnt have one right now). Thanks so much in advance!













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Answer:Can i put a thinkpad t430 palmrest on a thinkpad t430s?

Hi Bigboy61,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
As per the query we understood that you are looking for Palmrest part for your ThinkPad T430s.
 
It is not possible to replace the T430 palmrest to T430s, and for palmrest part number with and without finger print reader is 04W3495 - Keyboard Bezel ASM FPR, 04W3496 - Keyboard Bezel ASM no-FPR.
 
Hope this helps.
 
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar





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Hi, I just updated BIOS ver. from 1.30 to 1.37. Had no problem with it. The system restarted and got the message that " 2101: Detection error on HDD2 (mini SATA)" This is a Crucial M4 256Gb SSD, which I'm using since 5 month. Changed it back to my old KINGSTON 64GB SSD , and it works. I've downloaded BIOS ver 1.3 , downgraded the system, but the problem still exists.It boots without any problem with the Kingston , but not with the Crucial. Currently I don't have another computer to test the Crucial SSD if it's broken, but I think it's rather BIOS related. Plese advise what to do now, because I had all my work on that SSD.  Regards,Gabor













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Answer:T420SI 2101 ERROR after BIOS update

Contact Crucial. If another drive works then it may be dying and the error is a result of the status.





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Answer:2101 Detection Error: Cannot view my mSATA

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Hi guys im loving my W350 but on start up I get an error message saying 2101 error miniSata drive not detected. It has also done this once whle in use which is more worrying. I have taken the keyboard off, removed the 16gb mSata and replaced it, but it still is not being detected. If anyone has any thoughts Id be really grateful. Cheers, Al.

Answer:W350 2101 mSATA not detected, anyone else getting this error?

Oh actually, after i put the drive back it it booted up and was visible in the  device manager, but dissappeared when clicked on.. thanks for your thoughts.al

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Hi Team.So my thinkpad t450s just crashed in the midst of playing some music.Then it rebooted and said 2101: Detection error on SSD1 (M.2)I cant come back to my OS because it is installed on the said SSD.Already read the manual and opened the thing up and cleaned and reseated the SSD. But does not help.Guess the SSD is broken? OR does anyone have any other ideas??Thanks a lot!

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So I've read through the history of the msata and the x220 (4286-CTO) and how the BIOS revisions were required during the middle of last year in order to get the Intel 310 and some others to work. Thinking that my little x220 with Bios revision 1.26 (i7, 8gb, 4286-CTO) would be fine, I purchased a Kingston SSDNow mS100 64GB mSATA Internal Solid State Drive SMS100S2/64G and installed it yesterday. The instal went without a hitch, but when I restarted the machine, I received a 2101: Drive detection error on hdd2 (mini sata) error.   I've seen that the 2101 error has been mentioned in relation to a couple of Sandisk msata drives on the forum, but those discussions didn't seem to go anywhere. I just got off my second call with Lenovo support (30 minutes today and 25 minutes last night), only to have them tell me that msata is not supported by my 4286-CTO.  That sounds incorrect, as others with the 4286-CTO seem to have luck with Intel and Renice. What am I doing wrong?  Is this something that another BIOS revision could cure?  At least on one of the sandisk discussions, the OP said that he/she had tested the drive in another computer without a problem, so I don't think it's a problem with the actual drives.   Somebody else mentioned that some drives are not compliant with the JEDEC standard, but that doesn't sound like an explanation to me either.  Thoughts?  Help! Best, sad x220

Answer:2101 Error: X220 with Kingston 64GB msata

I have the same issue with x220.  The mSATA I have is the Sandisk SDSA4DH-064G.  I can also add that the function of the mSATA is the same regardless of whether the mSATA is used in the mSATA slot or on an adapter card in the SATA hard drive bay (Error is 2100 rather than 2101, but the text is the same).  For this reason, I believe the Lenovo BIOS is unable to configure the mSATA drive appropriately.  I imagine that Lenovo could quickly resolve this with a new BIOS. I have tested this drive on a desktop consisting of a Asus P9X79 Deluxe + Intel 3960x running Windows 7, 64-bit.  Device is recognized by BIOS and WIndows Disk Manager. 

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I recently bought an OCZ Nocti mSATA SSD for my w520 and after I installed win7 on it, the system started showing 2101etection Error on HDD2(mini SATA)...... does anyone know how to fix it?? thank you!

Answer:How to deal with 2101: detection error on HDD2(mini SATA)

I had this problem with w510 and corsair force SSD. but after update a laptop BIOS and SSD firmware I have this problem very very rare (may be one time per have a year)Stas

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I've read a lot about the 2101 Detection Error of mSATA issue on x220 with mSATA other than intel 310 installed. Last year I purchased a W520 and an Intel 310 mSATA. They worked fine together untill yesterday. I have windows 7 enterprice 64bit installed on the mSATA and linux installed on an SSD. I have a 500GB HDD installed in the ultrabay, as a shared data volume shared by Windows and Linux. Everytime I try to boot windows, it fails. And during the next reboot, the "2101 Detection Error" shows up. To try to solve this problem I have the mSATA reseated and the 2101 error disappears, until I try to boot windows again. Everything works fine IF I ONLY BOOT LINUX. 2101 Detection Error shows up everytime I TRY TO BOOT WINDOWS UP. I've updated the UEFI BIOS to the latest version which is 1.36 but the problem is still there. I've used the lenovo diagnosis tool (bootable usb) to run a set of quick tests and no error detected (except for drive self test either not supported or not passed). Please find the configuration of my laptop below:======================================W520-4270CTOCPU:                                 I7 2720 QMMEMORY:                        16GB (4GB SAMSUNG X 4)VIDEO:                   ... Read more

Answer:2101 Detection Error with mSATA on W520 with Intel 310 installed

Is the mSata card first in the boot order?

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I started getting this error everytime I reboot my machine. If I press ESC boot continues fine. Whats strange is I dont eve have a HDD2 Mini Sata, and if I do I have never known about it and I cant set it in device manager, etc. How do I get the machine from stopping to try and detect this? Very annoying. 













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Answer:T530, 2101: Detection error on HDD2 (Mini Sata)

Disconnect AC power, remove battery pack, wait for a while, then put everything back and try if 2101 disappears.

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I ordered the mSata mini 128GB card to go into the half size slot under thge keyboard.  However when I boot I get:  "2101: Detection error on HDD2 (Mini SATA)".  I thought that a half size drive would work, as it does it my Lenovo W520.  However it appears the BIOS does not recognize it.  It does however recognize it in my W520. Has anyone else successfully added a second drive internally to the X1 Carbon Touch? http://www.mfactors.com/msata-mini-half-size-sataiii-ssd-128gb-64gb/  













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Answer:X1 Carbon - "2101: Detection error on HDD2 (Mini SATA)"

Hello and welcome,
 
No personal experience here, but I do see this note on the page you linked:
 
Note: Only works with systems with mSATA standard connector. NOT compatible with Mini PCIe slot for WWAN/wireless cards
 
The way I read the Hardware Maintenance Manual  that slot is WWAN only, not a WWAN/mSATA combo slot.  Could be wrong.
 
Z.

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Hello Lenovo Community, My laptop is as follows:Lenovo T430sMachine Type: 2352-CTOWindows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit Please let me know if there is any other necessary information. Problem:During startup, I receive the above "2101 Detection error on HDD2 (Mini SATA)" error. It is important to note that this problem is intermittent. I have a 16gb mSATA installed on my computer. I've attempted to do the following to fix this error: 1. Run several virus scans - no viruses apparent2. Earlier I ran "eccmd -info" and the command prompt indicated that everything was working correctly.3. I reseated the mSATA card last night.4. Today, when I run the same command as an administrator: "eccmd -info" ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------C:\Windows\system32>eccmd -ifnoExpressCache Command Version 1.0.86.0Copyright? 2010-2011 Diskeeper Corporation.Date Time: 7/8/2014 17:33:18:579 (STEVEN-THINK #0)HFS Volume is not mounted.USAGE:ECCmd [-NOLOGO][-INFO | -PARTITION | -EXCLUDE | -CLEAREXCLUSIONS | -FORMAT | -PRELOAD]-NOLOGO - No copyright message will be displayed.-INFO - Display ExpressCache activity information.-PARTITION - Create an ExpressCache partition.[DriveId] - Optional drive ID[PartSize] - Optional partition size in MB-EXCLUDE - Exclude a drive from being cached.DriveLetter - Drive letter-CLEAREXCLUSIONS - Clear all cache exclusions.-FORMAT - ... Read more

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Question: New ThinkPad T430

I just got a ThinkPad T430i, its my first laptop, so what are some of the things I need to install, settings I need to change, to get it running and completely set up. Ive had some trouble clicking on items on webpages and it not clicking it and going to whatever it is linked too. Basically I have no clue, what to change,install etc.

Answer:New ThinkPad T430

welcome to the community. congrats on your new machine!maybe just use it for a while to get familiar with it before changing much? install your favorite web browser, if it's not there. same with email client, but basically poke around and kick the tires a bit. if you have any specific issues that crop up, start a new thread and i'm sure we can help you. one thing to do for sure, though, is create your rescue and recovery dvds. it's the first thing i do. cheers!

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Hi everyboday,I bought a thinkpad t430 2nd 2 days ago. But when I using Lenovo Solution, I see in waranty and see Do my thinkpad can be fixed in VietNam. And when I using it, I felt it too hot, I just run firefox with 3 tabs but the temperature too hight, checking with speccy temperature of CPU always higher than 45"C , and mainboard aslo, sometimes it get higher than 65"C. By lying my hand in the next of fan, the fan running with weak wind, and blowing with cool. But the temperature in my thinkpad hot. How can I resolve that problem, tk all.

Answer:Asking about thinkpad T430

Hi Manh_luckyboy, Welcome to Lenovo Community!
As per the query we understood that you are looking for International Warranty & system getting very hot on your ThinkPad T430. Regarding the Warranty please use the MTM (Machine Type Model) number to check if the system is supported in your region or not. International Warranty And regarding the heating issue please boot the system in safe mode and check if the system is getting heated? Uninstall the antivirus application and check if the temperature of CPU is going higher than 45"C. Hope this helps.
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar =====================================================================================





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Question: ThinkPad T430

Hello all., just new to this forum. I have just ordered a T430 to replace my existing L412. The blurb from the supplier is: Lenovo T430 i5-3320M /4Gb/320-7/HD+/GC/MB/Wi/B/F/C/W7P-64, Mfr. Part Number: N1XG4UK. Just wondering what my upgrade options are : ) It comes with 1 x 4GB SODIMM, which I assume occupies the slot under the keyboard rather than the slot accessed via the back so would be feasible to install a 4 or 8GB module from Crucial to bring the memory to 8/12GB. Hard drive is just a 320-GB, so would like to speed up the system with a SSD driver of around 256GB, any suggestions? does the laptop take mSATA SSD and what are the options? It also states that it has an Enhanced Ultrabay not sure what this is and what the options are? I see the documentation states: The computer comes with either a PCI Express Mini Card for wireless WAN or an mSATA solid-state drive? Specification sheet below if it helps? Wireless technology: WWAN; PAN; LANInterface type: Communication Daughter Card (CDC); Mini-PCIeAntenna: Ultra Connect; UltraConnect IINumber of slots: 1 Smart Card + Express Card, 1 SIM Full Total=1, 1 Mini-PCIe Half, 1 Mini-PCIe Full, 1 4-in-1 Media Card Reader, 1 Express Card or Smart CardWireless transmission: Bluetooth: 1Mbps, --, 11a:54Mbps, 11b:11Mbps, 11g:54Mbps, 11n:exceeds 100Mbps Thank you for any advice in advance. Cheers, Neil. 

Answer:ThinkPad T430

You should have no problem installing a second RAM module, be it 4GB or 8GB, or replace the 4GB module with a pair of 8GBs. Crucial's website will give you the specific part numbers for modules that are compatible with your T430.
 
While you're at the Crucial website they'll also suggest M4 model SSDs for your T430. Note that you need 7mm thick drives. The more common 9.5mm models are too thick. The T430 doesn't support mSATA SSDs.
 
You can replace the DVD drive with a 12.7mm Ultrabay Enhanced adapter to hold the SSD. A better approach IMO is to put the SSD in the standard drive bay in place of the 320GB HDD. Then, if you need the HDD you can put it in the Ultrabay adapter or in a separate USB connected HDD enclosure.

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it says pci bus 0 device 31 function 3  and it says cant find driver for un known device how can i fix this please

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When laptop is in docking station and you reboot the external keyboard and mouse do not work......Is there a registry key or something that can correct this issue?Thanks,Ann

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Hi This issue has probably been really beaten up thoroughly, but I just thought I would summarise and and ask a few more questions just so that we can reach a conslusive answer: Well, about battery charging and discharging: The first time, once I get it from the maufacturer, I found the battery to be around 46%, and so, Charged it to 100% just to ensure it did work properly. I am told full charging each time is not only unnecessary, it is also harmful for the battery. Why? Is this true? I gueess, in modern laptops, there must be a circuit that also protects against overcharging? I am an engineering student and as such will have to use the thinkpad T430 for running some engineering software. What could be the practice I cam follow to have maximum life span for my battery? I was thinking of charging till say 90% each time, run it on battery with the AC power off and then letting it discharge till say 10% or so before charging again. I would be using up a lot of cycles then.. Or shall I just keep it plugged in most of the time, and unplug from AC power only when I need to? Will this do anything harmful to the Battery cycle? Or, since, I will have access. to AC power most of the time, and so, should I remove the battery after charging it to say 40% or so and just use AC power? So sorry for the barrage of questions. I am hearing so many things. Not sure what to do and follow. Thanks many for any help

Answer:Thinkpad T430 Battery

1) Overcharging you mentioned relating to safety is controlled by the battery controller. But the harmful effect is more related to wear and tear, which is only controlled to a certain extent, and can be managed by user and ThinkVantage Power Manager under custom charge mode. So basically the differences in how you set the battery charging threshold may mean the difference of using your battery for 2 years versus 4 years (an example). upper 90% or 95% sounds fine. Use your battery only when you think you need, everytime you use it will cause damage to it, as it is a consumable product. Battery is best stored between 40 to 60%, especially if you don't use it often. But i would use the battery once every 2 weeks, to maintain the cathode and anode, preventing them from degrading. Also, keeping the battery in the laptop also serves as UPS, and if you have 65 watts adapter, then you should have the battery plugged in, so that you can allow the CPU to operate at its maximum speed (without battery it will be throttled down).

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Hello,I use Thinpad T430 with dock station 90W.I have a problem with connecting two external monitors.Subsequently join them to dock station - VGA - DVI (DVI to VGA reduction I)The problem is this. When I use Linux - Ubuntu, I can work with all three monitors. However, when I run Windows so I can only use two.The resolution Windows detects all three monitors, but does not allow column not extend to third monitor.The setting is Intel I do not load third monitor.What I try:driver updatesBIOS settingsdeletion of TMM RegistDrivers downgrade to an earlier version by a single forum

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Hi Guys, I am new to the forum and have only recently purchased my Lenovo Thinkpad T430. I am looking to add an internal SSD and move the factory sitted HDD to the ultrabay port. Just want to confirm with you kind people what I have purchased will indeed get the job done. I have ordered this SSD: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/191256143695?_trksid=p2060778.m2763.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT and this ultrabay caddy: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/350495387260?_trksid=p2060778.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT Will this be sufficient for the job I am looking to carry out? I currently have 8GB of RAM and plan to upgrade this to 16GB in time. Any advice greatly appreciated. Ryan













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Answer:Lenovo Thinkpad T430

Welcome to the forum.
 
Yes that SSD and Ultrabay adapter will work just fine.
 
A couple of comments. 
1. While 64GB is enough for the OS and some apps it's a bit tight IMO. SSD prices have been falling. Consider a 120GB or even 240GB drive. That way you can run the T430 without the HDD in the Ultrabay if necessary. I do that when I travel so that there are no moving parts to get damaged by inadvertent shocks.
2. Another option to consider is an mSATA SSD to go into the WWAN socket. This would let you keep the existing HDD where it is and leave the Ultrabay available for the DVD or even another SSD/HDD.
 

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Ordered new battery - they sent me a T410 battery (which it is compatiable with T410/420/430.  But it will not work in my computer or another computer in my officej.  It will work on a T420 though.  What should I do...

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Has anyone found a way to successfully install intel wi-di on a t420 or t430 running windows 10? I have tried many driver combinations without success. From what I have read it seems that these machines used intel?s proprietary tech for wireless displays where the current gen is just miracast rebranded. Its seems intel is no longer developing for new operating systems for 4-year-old hardware.

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I have a problem with a fingerprint reader.Any ideas why this error occurs. p/n: 234452G - s/n: PB*****. The laptop is in warranty. Thanks in advacne for reply. Best regerads.
 
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Answer:ThinkPad T430 fingerprint

Hi Nkukuruzovic,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
As per the query we understood that you are facing issues with Fingerprint sensor on your ThinkPad T430.
 
Are you getting any LED indication on the fingerprint sensor? If yes, then try reinstalling the software from thinkvantage system update utility.
 
Hope this helps.
 
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar





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I have updated my drivers and can see the Bluetooth services running, but the toggle is grayed out and I am unable to find a solution. 

























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Hello everyone!I installed the new version of the audio driver from there: http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-t-series-laptops/thinkpad-t43... Now my computer is not detect the speakers and headphones.  I tried to reinstall the drivers but it didn't help..thx

Answer:No audio from Thinkpad T430

Hi Dor7238,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
Can you verify the driver version which you have updated on your system from device manager is same as per the provided link?
Is the audio not coming on both speaker and headphones or having issue with any of the one?
Is there any device showing under Control panel ? Sound?
 
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar





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Does anyone know if this combination works with or without issues. Thanks in advance,alan

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Hi, Is the Intel 520 SSD compatbile with the ThinkPad T430? I plan to use the SSD in the internal bay and othe HDD in the external UltraBay.If yes, which UltraBay adatper (caddy) should one go for? How about the ones that are sold by Lenovo itself?

Answer:ThinkPad T430 and Intel 520 SSD

Hi punjabimunda,
 
You can find compatible SSDs on this Option Compatibility Matrix:
 
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/detail.page?LegacyDocID=ACCS-GUIDE
 
According to the PSREF, the Ultrabay Slim Adapter fits the T430.  The PSREF is here:
 
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I just got a T430 from the Lenovo outlet.  The volume is not inaudible, but it's not loud enough when we are trying to watch a movie on DVD and even worse when watching a show online from a website.  We have to make sure the environment in the apartment is pretty quiet--AC is off, dishwasher is off, baby is happy, etc.  Any little extra noises make it very difficult to hear most dialogue even after using the buttons to adjust the volume to its highest.  I've been into the control panel to adjust the system volume, but this is already at its highest point when the volume buttons have been used to set the volume to its loudest setting.  It seems like there must be something else going on or there would be a lot of complaints about this computer in this regard, and I'm not finding any.  Are there some solutions for me apart from buying speakers or using headphones (because there are two people watching, not just one)?  Please "dumb down" your suggestions because I am not very tech savvy!  Thank you in advance!













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Answer:Thinkpad T430 volume too low

If it helps to know, the computer runs Windows 7 Pro and has an i5 processor.

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Hello everyoneso a week ago I install fedora 18 on my lenovo Thinkpad and if you have done it before you know  that installing a linux requires a partitioning on your HDD in fedora 18 the installation process does that automatically. So I freed up some space on my HDD and left it for fedora to use. The problem starts when fedora installation was complete. After that my windows 8 boot loader was missing that the grub (Linux boot loader) found the windows OS but when I enter windows I get this error exactly:"windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause....File: \boot\BCDStatus: 0Xc0000225Info: The boot configuration data for your PC is missing or contains errors."so windows is not loading...Base on that error I think that fedora installation edit or deleted my boot partition on my laptop.There is a recovery partition on my HDD. But I don't have any way of loading a recovery panel or system or something. But in my Linux I have access to that partition which includes these file:So this is my recovery partition on my laptop. I am running a fedora Linux on my thinkpad.I want to recover my laptop to its factory setting and partition I am hoping that this recovery partition that includes a .WIM file does that for me.so that's the problem any idea about how I can save my laptop..Please help  

Answer:Thinkpad T430 recovery from WIM file

I had faced the similar issue, i have resolved it by selecting windows boot manager from temporary boot option menu( Temporary boot option menu can be reached by pressing F12 during start up)

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Need help with the BSOD on my thinkpad.

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.4
Locale ID: 2057
Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 9f
BCP1: 0000000000000003
BCP2: FFFFFA800D11AA10
BCP3: FFFFF80000B9C3D8
BCP4: FFFFFA801C4FF1A0
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1


The .dmg file has been attached.

Answer:BSOD at random on Thinkpad T430

Please follow - Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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After only a couple of months of use, some of the keys have become really squeaky, and some feel as if the spring is broken so they produce unpleasant sound. Normally, I would not pay much attention to it, but since my work involves a lot of typing and I purposedly bought this laptop for its praised keyboard, this have become quite annoying, another disappointment . I would like to remove those keys and try to see what is causing this sound. Has anyone tried to remove the keys on the new keyboard and is it possible without causing damage to the keyboard itself? Cheers, Srdjan

Answer:Removing a key on the new thinkpad keyboard (T430)

I have the same problem with my keyboard on T530 only after a couple of months of use, and I do very little of typing. The really squeky/noisy keys are the backspace and the arrow keys at the bottom right corner. This came as a huge surprise to me as well because the Thinkpad's keyboard is specifically advertised to be "military tested".

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Hello, laptop runs on Windows 10 Pro,audio driver: "Realtek High Definition Audio Driver",headphones with Mic: Lenovo Earphone P165 I've checked Windows settings and changed Skype sound settings to max but the microphone is close to silent.Moreover, button for internal microphone does not lit after pressing. Thank you!

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Hi all, I have recently added an SSD to my thinkpad solely for the purpose of hosting windows on. I already had a 300GB HDD installed so I have installed a 120GB SSD in the wireless card slot. Everything went fine, have installed windows 7 onto the SSD and the laptop boots up perfectly however I can no longer see the HDD in my computer, it only displays the SSD in here now. Can anybody advise what I need to do to have both drives visable?  Many thanks for your help. 













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Answer:Lenovo Thinkpad T430 HDD/SSD problem

Bump Pleaase guys desperately need this advice

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I bought a refurbished t430 a while ago and it hasn't given me any major issues. But recently I put it to sleep and tried to power it back on and the only thing it does is light the power button for less than a second. I've tried removing all power supply, I took out the ram and cmos battery, and tried pressing the power button 10 times and holding it for 30 seconds. Nothing seems to be working. 

Answer:My thinkpad t430 wont power on

Welcome to the forum!
 
Sir_awesomeness wrote:
I've tried removing all power supply, I took out the ram and cmos battery, 

Have you tried removing the harddrive?
 

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Hello! I've recently bought Lenovo T430 with H5321gw Sony Ericsson  WWAN modem. The problem is I cannot make it work.I cannot connect to any network. (I have sim card from Orange PL ? for internet. The same SIM card works well in my USB modem)I?ve tried In location settings and advanced  - find mobile broadband networks - It doesn?t discover any GSM networks (even in center of big city where there should be 4 gsm providers). I?ve enabled Access Connection logs whitch part of I?m pasing: WWAN is USB\VID_0BDB&PID_1926 Some entries that are repeating in log: ERROR AcSvc. SYSTEM(Prvlg).3596.4808[8/11]14:32:58:273 CIpNotify::GetIpAddress: Network cable not connected for adapter USB\VID_0BDB&PID_1926&MI_06\ I was in Lenovo Repair center and they checked that blue and red cables are correctly connected to modem. Ok AcSvc. SYSTEM(Prvlg).3476.5232[8/11]14:38:32:476 ACMobileBroadband::Not a chugori cardOk AcSvc. SYSTEM(Prvlg).3476.5232[8/11]14:38:32:476 ACMobileBroadband::InitMobileBroandbandInterfaceStack Exit[0]Ok AcSvc. SYSTEM(Prvlg).3476.5232[8/11]14:38:32:476 ACMobileBroadband::GetPinObject EntryOk AcSvc. SYSTEM(Prvlg).3476.5232[8/11]14:38:32:477 ACMobileBroadband::GetPinObject Exit [1] ERROR AcSvc. SYSTEM(Prvlg).3476.5232[8/11]14:39:17:794 AcConfigManager::GetRegistryProperty: CM_Get_DevNode_Registry_Property() Failed for USB\VID_0BDB&PID_1926&REV_0000&MI_06&OS_NT&WWAN\7&22C3DDB8&5... Read more

Answer:Thinkpad t430 WWAN problem.

Anyone? Any ideas?

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Hi community! Yesterday, I accidentally spilled coffee (no sugar and only a little bit of milk) in my ThinkPad T430.it was plugged in the charger, and as soon as I spilled coffee the computer shut down (the coffee reached the bottom of the screen)I took off the battery and the keyboard, cleaned a bit and now the computer is drying.when I opened there was coffee around but apparently it didn't reach the mother board. I am almost sure it won't turn on again due to the fact it instantly shut down when the coffee touched the keyboard.However, I Hope you can give me more positive views on my computer's situation? Is there any chance to save it?  ThanksNymsai 

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Guys, Do you have any idea how to make the red dot thinkpad logo led glow on T430!!???

Answer:Thinkpad logo red dot led is not glowing on T430

The T430 doesn´t have the red-dot i LED.

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Hello all, on monday i received a notebook with problems with W7. At that moment i believed that the problem was they deleted windows file but i saw some extrange issue, when the laptop start to load windows automatically restart and doesnt appear a bluescreen or similar.I decide to install windows 8 but the problem continue because i cant finish to install W8 because the laptop restars all the time.i checked memory and HDD and there arent problems.I try to update the bios with pen drive an iso but i cant, the laptop doesnt get up the iso. Could you help me to solve or find the issue Thanks for all

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I have a T430 with the Nvidia option, purchased last month. When doing anything intensive (playing a game, etc.) the laptop gets very hot. I've downloaded speedfan, and have seen my CPUs go over 80oC which is terrible for a laptop. Any chance Lenovo will fix this, or should I just return the laptop for a refund? I called support and was told to download updates... all drivers/bios/windows updates are at latest.Windows 7 64-bit Thanks

Answer:Thinkpad T430 heat issue

Why do you think is terrible? 80+oC on intensive tasks (CPU&GPU) doesn't look terrible to me. You're still far from the T-junction point. My T420s gets 90oC when I'm playing games but I think it's ok  as long as it doesn't throttle or shutdown (and does not burn my lap). It's a laptop after all, slim package, many watts to dissipate, especially in full load.





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Answer:What could be wrong with windows 8.1 on my Thinkpad T430?

Can you give a hint what you are trying to do? Did you just install win 8.1? What browser? Wireless or wired?

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I'm trying to cool down my cpu, and I was thinking to put CoolLaboratory Liquid Pro on it.Is there anyone with some experince?Would not like to do some damage to my notebook.  

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Hi all, I need help to understand what the problem with my Thinkpad T430 is. The thing is that it shut downs just like that. So far it has shut down while on battery. Any ideas? Could it be the battery? It has 400 charges but from what I understood it can hold to more than 500 charges. Regards Boris 

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Hi, I recently found out that I couldn't completely shut down my ThinkPad T430 as whenever I clicked 'Shut down' from 'Power', the OS would go through normal shut down procedure, and the laptop seemed to be shut down, but the fingerprint reader still flashes with an interval of about 1 sec. If I finger scan it, the laptop will start booting as usual. I am wondering is it normal, and how to completely shut down the laptop. Since I need to install new memory sticks for expansion. ps. My laptop is installed with the battery at all time, and for the majority of the time I use the laptop with a power supply on. cheers 

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Hello, just bought a T430 here and I'm loving it. The keyboard is comparable to any desktop and the portability and battery life fit my needs perfectly. With the old T420, you could adjust the settings so Fn + F3 would turn the screen off without putting the computer to sleep. However, with the new chicklet style keyboard (which is now 6 rows instead of 7), lenovo seems to have made Fn + F3 lock the computer. I can't seem to find any way to turn the screen off without affecting active downloads/music/etc. Any help would be appreciated.













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Answer:Thinkpad T430 Turn Off Screen without Sleeping?

What operating system are you running? If you're running Linux, you should be able to achieve turning off the screen (and nothing else) with DPMS: xset dpms force standby

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Hello everyone, Any recommendations for the ICC profile I can use with my ThinkPad? While I managed to get rid of the blue color cast to some point using color corrections within display driver and updating the monitor driver itself, I wonder if anyone can suggest some ICC profiles? I have a basic HD display (1366x786). I am occasionally into photo and video editing and while I know this display is not perfect for such tasks, I would like to get maximum out of it. Cheers and thanks, Srdjan













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Answer:Best ICC profile/display setting for ThinkPad T430

How did you get rid of the "blue cast"? I have managed to partially fix it with the Windows 7 Display Color Calibration in Control Panel by reducing the "blue cast" by 30% on the "Adjust color balance" page. But I can still never get the gamma and the contrast the way it's shown in the sample pictures.

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Hi, I just bought ThinkPad T430 and optical bay adapter IB-AC642 (http://www.raidsonic.de/en/products/details.php?we_objectID=8030) for my ssd 128 OCZ VERTEX 4. I put ssd into optical bay but thinkpad doesn't recognize it. I try with different disc but I have the same problem. My optical bay adapter with this sdd OCZ VERTEX 4 is working in my another laptop so the problem is only with thinkpad. I tried to change bios settings but it didn't help. Have you any idea?













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Answer:ThinkPad T430 doesn't recognize SSD/HDD in optical bay

Hallo, I have the same problem, can anyone help? Thanks in advance,Komjati

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perplexing. My pristine thinkpad T430's Realtek High Def audio seems installed right, no bangs, no obvious errors, but with version1709 build 16299.64 Pro, no sound emerges from speakers. Was good before now - very good in fact.
Using the built in test facilities, nothing appears to be wrong except there is no sound at all.

if I plug the headphones in, everything's good. With the Realtek driver [last updated May of 2015, windows Catalog], plugging and unplugging headphones shows no change in the control panel or popup: that is, there is no indication of the headphones in use, even when that is the case: still shows "speakers". If I switch the audio device to the Microsoft generic HD device, it will reflect the distinction between headphones/speakers, but speakers still not producing a peep. headphones ok.

is there some other bit of driver-ware that I need to be looking at? All help greatly appreciated.

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Answer:Venerable Thinkpad T430 no speakers after 1709?

This is not an unheard of event, Microsoft sometimes makes a slight improvement to windows that affects the way that a driver has to be written to operate, this is not done often as they have rules that they follow to minimise these outages,

Although the Microsoft OEM partners are kept up to date the issue arrives when the hardware manufacturer does not re-write the driver for their hardware in time for the update to windows (most are reactive not proactive).

Only thing I can suggest is that you check with the manufacturer's site to see if they have a suitable replacement driver available, it will eventually be added to the windows catalogue but this may take a while.

you may have some luck trying the Realtek site for drivers as they write the base code for laptop manufacturers to use, modified, for their hardware

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Happy New Year.  I'm typing this as a means to blow off some steam and to warn anyone considering the purchase of a Lenovo product.  Yesterday I unboxed a new ThinkPad T430 (2344BMU), my second.  A year ago I purchased my first T430 (23445GU) and have been nothing but happy with it since, however, given the chance to upgrade the processor I took advantage.  The first thing I noticed when I powered up the new laptop was that the fan sounds like a small turbine when it kicks in, with a distinct whirring sound as it winds up.  This was a major surprise as the fan on my first T430 rarely ever caught my attention, and then only when really pushing the CPU.  The second thing I noticed, as the two laptops sat side-by-side, was that the screen on the new T430, despite having the same 1600x900 resolution, was noticably less vibrant than the old laptop's screen, as if there's a fine coating of dust on it.  Barely a half hour of research later I learned that Lenovo has multiple contracts for fan and screen production, with a distinct difference in quality among the manufacturers, and that it basically comes down to luck regarding screen and fan quality on any given computer sold by Lenovo.  Call me picky, but when I spend $1500 on something I expect a certain level of quality.  Here Lenovo has failed miserably.  Given that my purchase wasn't directly with Lenovo but through a third party, it seems that I've no recourse other than to grin... Read more

Answer:Disappointment With Fan And Screen _Quality_ On New ThinkPad T430

Here is the fail:  "...my purchase wasn't directly with Lenovo but through a third party" Perhaps you should just bitch and moan over on their Forum.





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I got a used ThinkPad T430 a few days ago and it has been totally flawless except for this one issue. The night I got it, everything went fine. Then the next morning I went to a coffee shop near my house and it started freezing up. The freezes happen every 20 minutes or so and they last about 1 - 3 minutes. While it's happening, absolutely nothing responds. No mouse, no CTRL+ALT+DEL, no WinKey+L, nothing. Then once the freezing ends, the laptop registers all the key presses at once. At first I noticed that a couple rogue Windows processes involved with Windows Update were using 100% of my disk. I figured that was the cause of the freezing. I manually downloaded the 900MB update that was apparently stuck for some reason and installed it, and the disk usage went back to normal. Then I went back to the coffee shop the next morning and the freezing continued. I figured it had to be a disk issue regardless because it was the original hard drive with 300+ power-on days (despite the disk SMART health being seemingly fine) so I bought an SSD and replaced it. I reinstalled Windows and everything seemed a-okay. Well today I went back to the coffee shop again and used the laptop for a few hours without any problems. Then I noticed I was still on my home network, because it stretches to the coffee shop. Well, I switched to the coffee shop network and after about 10 minutes, the laptop froze once again. I think this is proof enough that the cause of the freezes are coming f... Read more

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Ordered new battery - they sent me a T410 battery (which it is compatiable with T410/420/430.  But it will not work in my computer or another computer in my officej.  It will work on a T420 though.  What should I do...
 
 
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Answer:ThinkPad (T430) battery compatibility issue

HelloThe batteries for T410/420 are not compatible with T430, even Lenovo genuine ones. Because of T430 features hardware authentification of the battery installed. The batteries for old laptops like T410/420 don't have such features (authentification chips inside). This chip missing causes the battery being installed in the T430 can't be charged.So, you have to purchase Lenovo original battery for T430.
 
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Lenovo original batteries for T430 are backward compatible with T420

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Hi Everyone,  So I just bought a T430 and I would like to replace my DVD drive with a SSD drive to increase the performance of my laptop. I was wondering if anyone know exactly what I need to buy and what are the steps that I need to follow in order to make this replacements.  Thank you in advance for your help 













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Answer:Upgrading to SSD, putting HDD in Ultrabay in Thinkpad T430

You need:
1. An SSD. On the T430 this must be a 7.0mm thick model. Otherwise any capacity or SATA interface will work.
2. An Ultrabay Adapter. You can buy the OEM version from Lenovo or a much cheaper clone from eBay. Make sure you get an adapter that's 12.7mm thick.
3. Disk cloning software. I use Acronis True Image but there are other products available that will do the job.
 
Procedure:
1. Install disk cloning software.
2. Replace the current HDD with the SSD and put the HDD in the Ultrabay Adpater.
3. Reboot from the HDD in the Ultrabay. You'll need to interrupt the boot using the ThinkVantage button in order to select a different boot device.
4. Run disk cloning software to copy the contents of HDD to SSD. You may want to adjust partition sizes if the SSD is larger or small than the HDD.
5. Reboot using the default boot device, i.e. the SSD in the standard drive bay.

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HiI've recently bought a T430 with a Nvidia NVS 5400M, it uses optimus to switch between the intel and nvidia graphics.Now with optimus turned on and idling and power management set to energy-saving (doing nothing just leaving it at desktop mode) i get 23 watts of power usage.My X220 got 8 watts when idling.Now when i turn of optimus and the Nvidia card in the bios i get 8 watts of power usage in the same scenario (just leaving at desktop mode, set to energy saving).Is there something wrong with the optimus driver??? i don't think it's normal that a graphics card draws power when it should be turned off.Anyone?





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Answer:Thinkpad T430 Optimus power usage

The nVidia card should not be drawing power when you are not using it. Please enable "Display GPU Activity Icon in Notification Area" in the nVidia control panel as shown in the top part of the attached image. Then you should have the Optimus Icon, as shown in the bottom part of the image below.
 
When you hover your cursor hovered over the Optimus Icon, you can see if the nVidia card is on or off. In the image you can see that my nVidia card is on because 1 program and 1 display connection was using it. While the Icon does not tell you the specific program that is using the nVidia card, keeping an eye on it will let you know if a program is using the card or not.
 
If you want to force a program to run on the integrated Intel card (to save battery life) or the nVidia card (for max performance) then make sure you have "Add 'Run with graphics processor' to Context Menu" enabled in the nVidia Control panel. Then you can right click on the program's icon and choose which card it should run with.
 

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Hi, I have a Thinkpad T430 with Windows 8.1 pro (8.1 update installed). The problem keeps bore me is the touchpad is not working properly on Win 8 gestures. For example, the finger slides in from left and right ride of the touchpad, which suppose to pop current running Win 8 apps and search & settings respectively. But when I do that, it gives me nothing. The situation is that everytime if I boot/reboot the laptop, the touchpad will work smoothly for a while. But if I hiberbate the laptop (folding the screen back down) and turn it back on the next day for a few days, the touchpad won't work on the gestures anymore. So I am wondering how to fix the issues. I have also intalled the drivers for touchpad and pointing device through ThinkVantage centre, but it did not help. cheers  

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Dear Community,I recently purchased a Thinkpad T430 with Windows7 Pro edition preinstalled.  I want to replace the installed SSD drive with a larger SSD drive (samsung 840 pro).  I have no files on the laptop yet.  After careful reading of several posts and the Thinkpad manual, I created a recovery medium (boot and data) using the Lenovo installed tools onto a 16GB USB flash drive.  I then removed the lenovo SSD drive and replaced it with the Samsung SSD drive.  I connected the flashdrive to the USB port and attempted to boot from this flash drive.  In the boot menu, both the Samsung drive and the USB drive show up, but if I select the USB drive nothing happens (the boot menu reloads).  After reading more posts, I went into the BIOS menu and tried some suggested changes but nothing seems to work.   I am an ordinary user, I am not an IT professional and embarked on this adventure thinking it should be straightforward enough.  Can someone help me please? Thanks in advance.













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Answer:Thinkpad T430 Cannot Boot from Recovery disk

Hello and welcome,
 
Was the flash drive properly prepared before creating the recovery image?
 
New or used USB memory keys or USB flash drives require an active partition created from within Wind...
 
Sometimes a non-booting flash drive can be fixed by setting the partition active.   Use the instructions in the above link but don't clean, create, or format - or do anything that might corrupt the data.  Just select and set active.
 
If there's something else wrong with the drive prep (wrong format, for example), you may be able to get it working by doing the prep on a 2nd USB drive and copying the contents of the first drive.
 
You only get to make the recovery media once so if neither of these work you'll need to call support and request DVDs.  In a case like this where the recovery drive creation has failed they may or may not charge for the media.
 

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Hello. I have lenovo ThinkPad T430 with Windows 10/64bit In Device manager I get some missing drivers: H5321 gw Mobile Broadband Network AdapterHardware ID:USB\Vid_0bdb&Pid_1926&Cdc_0d&Mi_06USB\Vid_0bdb&Pid_1926&Cdc_0d&Ndis_630USB\Vid_0bdb&Pid_1926&Cdc_0d Unknown DeviceHardware ID:ACPI\VEN_LEN&DEV_0078ACPI\LEN0078*LEN0078 Maybe someone can help. Thanks.

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Hi,In the last few months or so (possibly after I updated the BIOS), when I put my T430 into sleep mode when plugged in, it does not wake up. If it is not pluged in and I put it to sleep (in both cases by closing the lid) then it wakes up fine.When plugged in, I changed the power settings so that it will hibernate when plugged in but it takes long to do this so I prefer if the sleep mode were to work again. I'm running Windows 7 Professional. BIOS Version/Date LENOVO G1ET94WW (2.54 ), 22/04/2013Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3520M CPU @ 2.90GHz, 2901 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)BIOS Version/Date LENOVO G1ET94WW (2.54 ), 22/04/2013System Model 2344CTOIntel(R) HD Graphics 4000, Driver version 9.17.10.2843Display Driver: NVIDIA NVS 5400M, Driver version 9.18.13.697Network adapter: Intel 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection, Driver version 11.15.16.0Centrino-Advanced N6205, driver version 15.4.1.1 I looked in the forums and there are similar problems but can't find a solution. Thanks, Shafiq 

Answer:ThinkPad T430 - Cannot wake up from sleep if plugged in

Hi, Shafiq
 
I have a few questions to gain more clarification about your issue: FIrstly, does the issue arise when you attempt to wake the system from sleep while plugged in, or is it an issue where if you put it to sleep while plugged in, you will not be able to wake the machine?
 
Also, do you use Windows for the power settings or are you using Lenovo Power Manager?
 
Thanks in advance,Adam





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Hello,I need some help with my lenovo thinkpad T430This awesome machine that i got about 2 months ago is having a wireless internet signal problemsI have intel centrino wireless n-2200recently i've noticing that my internet speed was going down.It usually is around 144 mbps but when it gets slower it goes down to 2mbps,so i tried fixing the internet with the company (comcast) but it wasn't the provider's problemMy router is fine too, signal is 'excellent' to other wireless machines but mine goes down to 2 bars when this problem happensso i tried to see if i needed to update the driver but mine was up to date.Has anyone had similar issues with their machines or know how to prevent it? Thanks in advance! *edit: is this my machine's problem or should i replace my netgear router??

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I'm trying to change the ssd and I don't know much about computers. Not an issue if things go bad but I want it to work so how can I find out out what is compatible. Or will any hard drive or ssdfrom any laptop work? Thanks
 

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Hello,I bought ultrabay SILVERSTONE TS09 and HDD WESTERN DIGITAL HDD Mobile WD Blue, inserted in my Lenovo ThinkPad t430 and it is not recognized / detected. I don?t see it in BIOS either. When I plug it in my second Fujitsu notebook it?s working. I am using Linux Fedora 18, does anyone have idea how to make it work on ThinkPad?

Answer:Ultrabay HDD not detected Lenovo Thinkpad t430

I believe that adapter will not work in your machine. I have never used one, but I have read that it will work in a T400, but not in a T410 or newer. I know that the adapters that Lenovo sold for the T400 will not work in a T410, but the adapters for a T410 or later will work in a T400 also. (The optical drives for all the machines are electrically interchangeable. I have always intended to take them apart to see why they work that way. I would guess that one connection is not passed through to the drive and the T410 needs it and the T400 does not. (Everywhere I said T410, I really mean T410/T420/T430/T510, etc.)

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Hello,  we are trying to use our ThinkPad T430 to support an external microphone.  The microphone is coming in via a mixing desk.  Previously our laptops have had two input points - audio and microphone and we have connected via the microphone input. However, on this new laptop we only have one audio input option and now cannot hear any sound when we use this.  Is there another piece of kit we need (splitter?) or some changes to the settings on the laptop?  Thanks for your help.  

Answer:Linking external microphone to ThinkPad T430

http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/W-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/W530-external-line-mic-input-possible/m-p/1162...i think the above solution may also help you in your case.

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Hi all, I have just acquired a Thinkpad T430 running windows 7 professional 64bit, and recently restored to factory settings. The windows shows the drive as Windows7_OS (C 440GB and Lenovo Recovery (Q 13.6GB. I would like to resize the C: 440GB partition into C: 190GB and D: 250GB (approx), with D: for my data only. I have tried the Windows Disk Management, and shrinked the C: to 190GB. But when I tried to create simple volume on the Unallocated Space, the windows gives error and says "There is not enough space available on the disk(s) to complete this operation." I have searched online and discover that this maybe due to the 3 or 4 primary partitions limit I am having. The image shows the partition I am having now. My question is:1. What can I do in order to create the D: partition?2. My drive is shown to be Basic disk, will converting to Dynamic disk allow the above?3. Having converted to Dynamic disk, will the Recovery/Restore factory still work? Appreciate for any help.


























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Hello I have T430 (model 23444ZG) with Intel HD Graphics 4000. Operating SystemWindows 10 Pro 64-bitCPUIntel Core i5 3210M @ 2.50GHzIvy Bridge 22nm TechnologyRAM8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 (11-11-11-28)MotherboardLENOVO 23444ZG (CPU Socket - U3E1)GraphicsLCD 1600x900 ([email protected])Intel HD Graphics 4000 (Lenovo) My question is - is it possible to plug in 4k UHD display to this laptop and use max. resolution (4 096 × 2 160) ? I am using my laptop mainly for office work and poker. I am deciding which display would be best for me and at the moment my favourite looks like DELL U3415W (ultrawide with max. resolution 3440x1440. I am sure if my laptop is capable of running 4096x2160 it should not be a problem to run this one. http://www.techradar.com/reviews/pc-mac/monitors-and-projectors/monitors/dell-ultrasharp-u3415w-revi...   

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Hello, I've recently purchased a ThinkPad T430, and while trying to play a few of my games, I've noticed that under display drivers instead of listing "Intel HD Graphics 4000" it just lists "Standard VGA Graphics Adapter". Now, I know all about the simpler fixes with the Standard VGA problem. I've tried all of the "solutions" I could find. I've downloaded the Intel HD driver from the lenovo website under my specific laptop model(T430). I installed it, and everything seemed to work fine. I restarted my laptop, and went back to see that nothing had changed. It still listed only the Standard VGA adapter. I manually installed the Intel HD 4000 driver from the list in the Device Manager update window, and it showed that everything installed correctly. I restart the laptop, and boom. Nothing. Still lists the Standard VGA Adapter. I'm completely clueless as to what the problem may be. I've even restored my system, and uninstalled the VGA Adapter driver in hopes that it would install the correct driver after a nice restart. I've updated windows and everything. Nothing seems to work. Any input is appreciated. Thanks.  **A few notes: I'm running Windows 7 Professional - 64bit with a 256GB SanDisk SSD and 6GB of Ram. i5-3320M

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Greetings .... I am thinking about upgrading my thinkpad t400 to a t420 or wait for the output of the t430 or possibly increase the screen  size to t530 ... the matter is that I have a 2504 minidock Type with my t400 ... this minidock is compatible with the series t420? Of course that we don't know if with the T- #30 ... has not come out ... of course .... but if someone can clarify this doubt ....... Thank you very much.





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Answer:thinkpad minidock 2504 with t420 or t430?

Starting with T410/T510, the dock connector is different

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Hello,  I recently tried to revovery the winodow 7 which is on thinpad t430  but the F12 key does not worked  so i reinstalled window 7 with ios files(its not from lenovo)  but it said it can not find the network drive so i downloaded the drivers but it does not worked  so i installed the ubuntu again(not dual boot) and i retried to install the window 7 but it does not recognize my hard drive for installation.  this is really annoying......  1. is there any revovery disk i can download  ? like iso file? 2. why F12 button does not work .... 3. any other wise advise for this situation? 

Answer:Lenovo thinkpad T430 recovery mode

1. No. 2. Recovery option only works when you have the recovery function. 3. What do you mean by network drive? Your main hdd?

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Hi! I've owned a ThinkPad T430 for about one year now. Originally I was fairly impressed with the battery life (around 4.5 hours) but now after owning it for a year I am very unimpressed with it's short 3 hour life now. I have read that batteries should be expected to do this, although I have friends with a MacBook Pro which has lost maybe 20% of it's charge over three years not one year like my ThinkPad! My specs are listed below: OS: Windows 8 (upgraded from 7)Ram: 8GB (4*2 DIMM - came with 4GB and I upgrade it with 4 more)CPU: i5-3210M 2.5GHZHard Drive: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (upgraded from the 320GB 7200RPM HDD before...if I have got those specs right) I recently installed the new SSD and expected to see my battery life shoot up again (hopefully at least half an hour) but I really haven't noticed any such improvement. I use the battery frequently for school and run the battery down to about 20% maybe twice a week on school weeks? Is this kind of deterioration to be expected and should I simply purchase a new battery if I need that extra 1.5 hours? According to the Windows 8 battery report the original full charge capacity was: 49,286 mWh, now it is: 39,780 mWh. Thanks!













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Answer:ThinkPad T430 Battery Dying Fast

What does Power Manager report as the full charge capacity as compared to the design capacity?

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Hi I have a Thinkpad t430 that I bought last September. Past few days, suddenly the screen turns grey, and only way to reopen windows is to repeatedly hit the power button. It will not boot most times. Sometimes, when I am working suddenly everything starts turning gray  and system freezes.  What is the problem? I don't do gaming, and use my laptop only for browsing, and for MS Office.  Thanks.

Answer:T430 Thinkpad gray screen problem

Can anyone share some information on this. I have the same problem. I get stuck with a gray screen even after I hear the start-up sound.

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Hi, My T430 suddenly powers off. It does not show any sort of warning, blue screen of death or anything else. It just powers off completly. And it does not turns on until the battery is removed and installed again. If it is running on AC power i.e without battery, the power cord has to be plugged out and again plugged in to make it work again. The time interval to turn off is completly random, sometimes 1 min, 1 hour, 10 sec etc. And it can happen after boot, in bios or anywhere else. I have confirmed that it is not a heating issue by running a stress test for more than an hour and it worked fine. I have also tried changing RAM, removing HDD, removing ultrabay disk drive, but doing these does not produce any difference.  I have also tried pressing the power button for 60 sec, but does not make any differnce.

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