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Thinkpad Yoga: Is it worth it and Digitizer?

Question: Thinkpad Yoga: Is it worth it and Digitizer?

Hi everyone. I am looking to buy a laptop for university (studying engineering). I would like something that is durable, and powerful. Thats why I am looking into getting the Thinkpad Yoga. I love the convertable and compact feel, as well as the SSD that I will be getting with it. However, another reason why I wanted to get it is because of the 'Active Digitzer'. I didn't even know what this was called since a week ago, and I still cant seem to understand what this feature will allow me to do? How does the Digitzer benefit me? Especially when I compare it to the Yoga Pro 2 (even tough that also has a touchscreen). Am I unable to draw on a YP2? Would I not be able to draw on the screen? I want to use it mainly when I use Adobe Illutrator. Is the Digitzer option worth the extra money I have to pay? With that feature added on, I will be paying almost $2000 :s

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Answer: Thinkpad Yoga: Is it worth it and Digitizer?

Hi there: I have been using X230T, a predessor of Thinkpad Yoga. X230T also comes with a digitizer. I bought X23)T also for a reason: I can take note during class. I am not an engineer but a finance student. 1. You might want an Active Digitizer because it allows you to write on-screen. Use Microsoft One Note. Your computer can replace your pen and paper.2. You can still draw on YP2. But what do you feel when you use your finger, say your pointer, as a pen YP2 does not have a digitizer pen. 3. The pen I believe is included. You do not have to pay extra unless you want to have a spare one. 4. I think Lenovo Thinkpad has lost its quality legacy from IBM. I do not like the new layout of the keyboard (I like the trackpoint but the moust click now share with the trackpad. It is just ridiculous. You cannot have an accurate click with it (for me))5. Just look at the Microsoft new Surface pro 3. You might like it! If the next time I upgrade my computer, I would by a Surface pro instead of the Thinkpad. Cheers

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I am looking for a laptop that is compatible with a digitizer pen for drawing on the screen. Does the 10 point touch version of Thinkpad P51  and Thinkpad X1 Yoga come wiht digitizer pens?

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Hello,I have one question, I'm planning to buy thinkpad yoga from online Netherlands... and I'm not sure whether the digitizer is included or not.... its not written anything on the list about digitizer while customizing the product.... does anybody know from where I can buy the correct wacom digitizer which can also fit in the holder of the thinkpad yoga...??? Thankss













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Answer:Digitizer to fit in thinkpad yoga

the wacom digitiser should be bonded to the LCD, and does not come as a separate part. http://support.lenovo.com/en_AU/product-and-parts/detail.page?&DocID=PD029829

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I've seen several threads about this issue, but none that address my specific concern.
 
I have a ThinkPad Yoga 14. It did not come with a digitizer pen included. However, I suspect that the screen does in fact have a Wacom digitizer layer. My rationale is this:
 

My computer came pre-installed with the Wacom Pen Calibration Software
Device Manager reports the following HID devices:-- HID-compliant digitizer-- HID-compliant pen-- Wacom Device
When I run the Wacom Hardware Check (available here), it reports "You have hardware compatible with the Wacom FEEL driver."
All of the 20DM008 models listed at http://psref.lenovo.com/Product/179 support the active pen (I cannot find the 20DM008U++ model there for some reason)

However, the computer will not recognize the ThinkPad digitizer pen I purchased.
 
So, I suppose I have three questions:
 

Am I just misinterpreting what I am seeing in the Device Manager?
Is it possible that Lenovo installs the Wacom screen on all it's tablets, but disables them somehow on models not marketed as digitizer ready?
If so, is there any way for me to enable my screen to allow for digitizer use?

 
ThinkPad Yoga 14 (Type 20DM, 20DN) 20DM008UUSIntel Core i5-5200U Processor (2.20GHz), 8.0GB RAM, 1x1TB SATA III,1x16GB SATA, Windows 8.1 64, 14.0in 1920x1080 Multitouch, 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 940M 2GB Graphic, TrackPoint with TouchPad, Intel Wireless 7265 (2x2) AC, Bluetooth 4.0, 4 Cell Li-Polymer
 
 
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Answer:ThinkPad Yoga 14 - Digitizer Pen

Good day.
 
Looking at the models that support pen at the PSREF link you included, please notice that it specifies "Active Pen". This is not the same as the ThinkPad Digitizer Pen. That's why it won't work for you.
 
You need the newer, AAAA battery-powered Active Pen. Apologies, but I don't have a link for it.
 
Edit to add: Have a look at this - https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/acc100178Please see the Compatibility section for important info.
 
Regards.

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Hey, does anybody know which pens are compatible with the Yoga 460?For me the pen tip feels a bit too hard on the display. I've had the Note 10.1 2014 with a better Pen and bought a Lenovo stylus. But they were passive digitizers...

Answer:ThinkPad Yoga 260 & 460 Digitizer

Hi, welcome to the forums.
 
I can only talk from my experience.  I have ThinkPad Pen Pro 4X80H34887 on my Thinkpad Yoga 14 ( 20DM008UUS ).
http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/itemdetails/4X80H34887/460/41E9A3C3FB5A45A9AC47C56812E4188C
 
For what I know (I may be wrong) the Pen Pro uses Wacom technology, it has a battery inside. I found it very nice with a nice size... but it depends on personal taste.
 
Can you post the full model number of the computer you want to check it will work with the pen?
I know that the Thinkpad Pen Pro web page may not say much. So, what I saw it was recomended on this forum was:
1) Check your computer model against the PSRef Books: http://psref.lenovo.com/
See if your model is listed with "Active Pen" support.
 
2) There is more information about the Thinkpad Pen Pro here: https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/acc100178
 
There is also the Thinkpad Yoga Pen , but I don't have experience with that one, some amazon review says it does not have batteries and it focus for replacement for Thinkpad Yoga that came with pen... but I don't know.
 
Regards.

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Hi, After working out that my laptop (Thinkpad Yoga S1) most likely has a digitizer, I purchased a pen for it. However, since I wasn't 100% sure, I bought a cheaper, off-brand pen that people said was compatible, the listing for which can be found here. I received it today, but my computer seems unresponsive when I try to use it. When I went to Wacom Pen or Pen and Touch Input, the pen calibration screens were either blank (Wacom) or didn't load (Input). Is there something else I have to do to make my pen work? Did I purchase the wrong pen? If it helps, the pen slot on my computer is still plugged; I was going to unplug it, but to do so I'd have to remove the back paneling, and one of the screws keeping it in place has been stripped. The thread confirming that my laptop has a digitizer is here.Thanks!

Answer:Thinkpad Yoga digitizer pen

Hi
 
Please notice that this is my personal opinon and it does not mean I'm 100% right, this is based on my experience.
 
I think that the "Digitizer PEN for Lenovo ThinkPad X60 X61 X200 X201" is for older Thinkpad models. I have a Thinkpad Yoga 14 (Similar to S1) (20DM008UUS) and it has a digitizer screen, but it requires an "active pen" (with batteries inside) to be able to work with the digitizer.
 
I have the Thinkpad Pen Pro and it works fine with my model. I still think you have a digitizer on your laptop but I think it is the wrong pen.
 
Here it also some more info about the pen that Amy wrote.
 
Regards.

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Hello everyone, I'm in the market for a Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga for work. It needs to have the digitizer pen/panel. How do I determine if the model has a digitizer pen/panel? Is a 1080p panel enough to determine it? I'm looking at stores online and they don't really list this information. Thanks in advance

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Hi: I have a 2015 ThinkPad Yoga 12. After install some updates (I forgot what, and delete some intel driver? because some thread used too much CPU and it became hot), the digitizer pen not working after the computer wake up from sleep or hibernation. The touch screen is still working. If I restart the computer, the digitizer pen is working. any suggestions?  

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Hello,I just bought a Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 12 (20DL000SIX) that does not come with the pen apparently (I still have to receive it physically), but *does* have the full HD capacitive screen multitouch (1920 x 1080).I also bought separately the Thinkpad Yoga digitizer pen (4X80F22110).I spent a lot of time to understand if the two are compatible (i.e. the wacom digitizer is installed or not on the laptop), and on Lenovo website, following Products -> Accessories&Software -> Search For Compatible Accessories For Your System, it looks that indeed they are:http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/LenovoPortal/en_US/catalog.workflow:find-compati... I see that there are multiple posts on similar issue, confirming that the communication of Lenovo about pens and digitizer is really inadequate.I read in many places that the thinkpad yoga's that don't come with the pen do *not* have the digitizer. I also read that the full HD screens does have te digitizer. So, I'm getting confused...: my yoga does have the full HD but does not come with the pen included!There is no clear information anywhere and also the Lenovo  support (I called on the phone many times) is not satisfactive on this.Does anyone have the same model, or have a more clear idea on this topic?Thanks!Giulia













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Answer:Thinkpad Yoga 12: digitizer? (20DL000SIX)

Hi giulsi
 
I also agree with you on this subject. There is much confusion with the "pens" on Thinkpad Yogas.
I think that Lenovo should specify better on the webpage (shop) which Thinkpad Yoga came with Active Pen, and on the Pen pages (also on the shop page) they should specify which models apply for it, and where to search if you computer has support for it.
 
How to know if you Thinkpad Yoga is Pen Compatible?
For the moment one thing that works to know if your Thinkpad is "Pen Compatible" is to search on the PSRef books.
http://psref.lenovo.com/
or
http://psref.lenovo.com/Book
 
I searched your model:
http://psref.lenovo.com/Detail/ThinkPad_Yoga_12?M=20DL000S%2B%2B
It says it has:

Pen
Digitizer pen

So that's good......
There are other models that says "Active Pen".. not sure if that means it only works with the "Thinkpad Pen Pro" or not.
 
How to resolve the question of which pen is good for you?
Thinkpad Yoga Pen suppor page:
https://support.lenovo.com/ec/es/documents/pd030464
It says "The ThinkPad Yoga Pen supports the ThinkPad Yoga." So it may also work.
 
I'm guessing that it will work, but please post back when you get your pen to see if it works with your model.
Regards
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Other than routine updates, I have done no major downloads, restores or changes to my ThinkPad Yoga and suddenly the pen is completely unresponsive. As a digital painter this is incredibly frustrating. I have NO IDEA where to begin trouble shooting this problem. Please HALP. 

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Hi! I would like to buy this Thinkpad yoga model and I would like to know if the screen is digitizer enabled and it comes with the pen. What is the storage capacity on this model?I asked various vendors from this site and everybody tells me something different... http://www.shopbot.ca/pp-lenovo-thinkpad-s1-yoga-i5-4300u-20c0001hus-lenovo-price-483964.html

Answer:20C0001HUS Thinkpad Yoga with digitizer?

So the majority of the vendors told me that the storage is 180Gb SSD and that the digitizer pen is not included. Anyway the screen is an fhd1920 x 1080, so my question is... If I buy a pen somewhere willl I be able to use the digitizer stylus anyway?Thank you

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I learned that the digitizer with Helix cannot be used as an eraser, does the ThinkPad Yoga digitizer have the same problem? Thanks













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Answer:ThinkPad Yoga Digitizer Question

the digitiser pen on Helix, TPT2 and Yoga all lack the traditional eraser function of the traditional ThinkPad X series tablet. There is a side button on the digitiser pen, which you can use for eraser function. Alternatively, get the X series tablet digitiser pen which has an eraser function, they work with the ThinkPad Yoga (and is what i am using now).

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Ok so i just recieved a thinkpad yoga S1. The one i got was the one without the digitizer pen automatically installed into the computer's side. The pen came separately and its the exact same one as the one used with the version that comes with the pen. I dont know the product code or even what its called. Which driver do i install and how can i register the product? Also, since the version i have has like a little black piece where the digitizer normally goes is there any way i can take it out and be able to accomodate the pen that came seperatly?













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Answer:Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga S1 digitizer help

I think there is only two options it either comes with the pen or it doesn't. The one that doesn't have the pen built into it doesn't support the pen because of the panel used. That is waht I remember when I was researching into this unit. 

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I just purchased a refurbished Thinkpad S1 Yoga from outlet. The description mentioned nothing about coming with a pen or having digitizer compatibility although these descriptions are generally not very detailed to begin with. I was reading that some of these machines (FHD) with the same specs as mine don't come with a pen nor  compatibility and am not sure if those two features can exist separately.  I think the newer versions all have both. Is there a way to tell if mine's compatible or not? I don't think it will come with a pen and I don't want to open the box before finding out. Part number if it helps: MP053KKL-20CDCTR1WW Thanks.

Answer:Does my Thinkpad Yoga have digitizer or compatibility?

Hi jaliu,your model has got both.Touch and pen.BestAndreas

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Hi, Could somebody please point me to the place where it list the digitizer in the Thinkpad Yoga as a Wocom? I see it all over in review sites, but I can't find it in the description or the product specifications. I'm interested in this model:20CD00AVUS, which I know includes a digitizer, but I want to make sure its definitely Wacom... they all just say "digitizer". So I guess what I am trying to figure out is:1. Are ALL digitizers installed in Thinkpad Yoga's the same, or do they vary in brand/quality?2. How can I find out if its a Wacom? Thanks for the help.  

Answer:Thinkpad Yoga - Wacom Digitizer?

First off the digitizer technology consists of two parts the digitizer enabled screen and the digitizer pen. Second i'd say all the TPYs have the same digitizer Technology (both screen and pen) licensed from Wacom. So the pen itself is probably prdouced by Lenovo or a third party. --- By the way other products like the Surface Pro, Vaio Duo or Galaxy Note have the same technology built in and you can use there respective digitizer pens for the TPY as well.

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So like I do from time to time, I'm configuring a Thinkpad Yoga to mull over (window shopping until I can afford one) when I notice that there's no mention of a digitizer or pen functionality any more, anywhere. Did something happen to it? Pen support was a deal breaker for me.

Answer:Thinkpad Yoga - Digitizer not available anymore??

I noticed this missing info too when ordering my custom ThinkPad Yoga, so at checkout I added pen from the optional accessories. When my laptop arrived, it came with two pens! One inside the laptop package, and another in separate box. I suppose it might be their website issue or country-specific supply issue.

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I've read that the 20cd0032us and 33us Thinkpad Yoga models are the only ones without an active digitizer.  However, this appears to be all that is for sale on Amazon and other places.  Any idea of where you can but a Thinkpad Yoga with an active digitizer??

Answer:Thinkpad Yoga w/ active digitizer

They are only available on Lenovo's website as far as I've seen. I tried looking other places like Amazon, too, but haven't seen the digitizer model. I ended up buying one directly.

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Dear all,have you encountered or solved the problem that i will describe below. If anybody has a solution i would be grateful to share it.I have a Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 12.5 with product type 20DK001XBM. After a fresh install of windows 8.1 digitizer pen is unusable.In the device manager i'm seeing the following:Device Manager printscreenWhen i try to install the Wintab  driver from Lenovo Suport site it says that there is no device that is compatible. I have tried anything else and i still can't find a solution.Please help.

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Hey guys!I am looking forward to buy this beauty here: http://shopap.lenovo.com/au/en/laptops/thinkpad/yoga-series/yoga-14/ it's the second one with the 256 GB ssd and i7.I already asked this question to the Facebook Page of Lenovo Australia and New Zealand, but the guys there didn't get it.Does this particular laptop come with a wacom digitizer? So could I use, let's say, a wacom intuos pen to draw, make sketches and write notes?I asked the guys on Facebook if the laptop comes with an active digitizer layer, but all they answered was "it doesn't come with an active pen". They didn't answer on my second question whether or not if it comes at least with a wacom digitizer. That's why I signed up here Thanks for your help!

Answer:ThinkPad Yoga 14: wacom digitizer?

Maybe i should add that I already looked up the details on the sales page and all it says is: "Active pen: none"

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Hello, I just received my new shiny TPY (again). The first time I got it, the digitizer wasn't working. After a bit of research I realized that it probably was a hardware issue (No digitizer, pen or wacom device in device-manager). So I send it back.The mainboard got replaced and today I have my machine back. It was all working fine including the digitizer.But from one minute to the other it stopped working and I can't find any wacom or digitizer devices in the device-manager.Now my first thought was, that the Windows updates messed something up, so I've done a rollback but it's still not working.Am I doing something wrong or is it a hardware issue again? Thanks for advance.Robinhuett

Answer:ThinkPad Yoga - Digitizer is not working

Hello. It isn't a Hardware Problem. It seems to be a software problem after Windows 8.1 Update. I have the same problem :-( When I start the PC it works perfect, until I used it as Tablet. After that the Digitizer Pen didn't work. So I reinstalled all drivers. After that the pen worked.. so I tested it again as Tablet, after that. the Digitizer Pen didn't work. Now I installed all drivers again but the Pen didn't worked. It is a big problem at Lenovo, because Lenovo has problems with the pen software a long time. It is soooo sad because I love the Thinkpad Yoga but with this Problem the price isn't acceptable. So I am going to send it back and wait for the Surface Pro 3. Because Thinkpad stands for the perfect Business Notebook and now... Lenovo has with the digitizer pen more problems than all others. And this is very sad :-(

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Hi, I have a lenovo thinkpad yoga (without a digitizer pen). Unfortunately, I found that there is an option of a pen after I bought it. Is there a way I can somehow add the digitizer screen to it now?I have been searching for weeks for a solution. I have even tried using a normal capacitive pen but, it does not work as fluidly as a digitizer pen.

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Hey, just in case someone is interested in pressure sensitivity for the Thinkpad Yoga.Try this driver from wacom ;-)http://www.wacom.eu/index4.asp?pid=9278&lang=de This morning I had a phone call with the Lenovo Support Europe regarding the subject, but all they were able was to tell me to send my brand new Yoga in. I can not tell you how disappointed I am from this support. They are hardly to understand and they know nothing!!! As an early adopter of the Thinkpad Tablet 1 this was not my first experience with them and the only reason to buy the Yoga was that there is no alternative for my kind of usage. Nevertheless I found the solution by my self and I can't tell you how happy I am. Not to be misunderstood, this is a problem of the european support I don't believe (or hope) that it is the same with the US support and especially the Lenovo Staff in this forum does a really good job!

Answer:Thinkpad Yoga - Digitizer pressure sensitivity

Hey, I have one question, I'm planning to buy thinkpad yoga from online Netherlands... and I'm not sure whether the digitizer is included or not.... its not written anything on the list about digitizer while customizing the product.... do you know from where I can buy the correct wacom digitizer which can also fit in the holder of the thinkpad yoga...??? Thankss

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Hi ! i recently bought a thinkpad s1 and i've already got a problem with it ! every is ok, but the pen not working ! never working , it is no displayed in the device manager, and the webcam too !!in the bios, everything is ok, i entire dissasembly the laptop, and i see the both are on the same connection.. the touchscreen work with my finger.. the computer is on warranty, but i know that after i open the case.. yeah, i'm stupid is the 4th lenovo computer i have, and i every got a problem, on a T400 the battery, on a B 50 30 the RAM, and on another the bios bricked after update.. i'm very tired of this brand.. everybody got a solution ? the same issue ? give me solution, same i must to re dissasembly the laptop.. please ! Thx !

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Hey guys, perhabs you know a solution before i'm contacting the lenovo support. My intigrated Wacom digitizer pen does not react with the Touchpad, also there is no Wacom/Pen device below the Human Interface at the device manager. I tried to: - clean installed the IOS- installed all necessary driver from the Lenovo homepage/ + with Thinkpad System Update- tried to install the digtizer Firmware but then this error message always appears (attachment)   Yes, battery is charged and ac adapter is connected

Answer:Thinkpad Yoga digitizer doesn't work

Did your machine came with digitiser there are versions without Wacom digitiser.

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Hi, Today (or last night, not sure) three columns of my TPY 460's digitizer seem to have stopped working. Two of them are right next to each other, the third one a little further to the right. (I'm guessing the number of columns by the distance of the small dots that you can see on the display when you look at it from an angle).When I tap the pen onto the two defective columns, nothing happens, when I drag it across, it stops on one side and then jumps to the other. It's similar for the single column, but there isn't a complete stop and a jump, more of a non-linearity, the cursor moves slower, then faster, then slower again. For finger touch, the problem is similar. Is this a common problem that can be fixed by properly plugging  some cables or should I return the computer? (It's a demopool device, so I have no warranty, but I can return it within two weeks without a reason).

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Hi I hope someone can help me. I have had my S1 for about 10 months now and i have had no issues with the pen and using it. I used the pen last weekend in lectures, taking notes with no issues or problems and have gone to use it today, as part of my assignment, and it just isn't working at all. It doesn't matter if its in laptop, tent or tablet mode, i get no resposne from the pen at all. I have had a look in the device manager and have no issue notifications, but likewise, i can't locate anythingthat i think looks like the digital pen drivers (nothing Wacom in there). I have searched around the forums and o-line and can't seem to find anything that might help me. Have even searched, without finding, how to unistall and re-install the Wacom drivers. If anyone has any suggestions on how to diagnose and resolve this problem i would be really happy to receive them. many thanks for your help Chris

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Hi everybody,quick question: my Thinkpad x201 Tablet provided the option to deactivate finger input, i.e. use only the digitizer, which I quite like when making presentations, as this way no accidential input occurs when resting your hand on the screen while writing. I now bought a Thinkpad Yoga 2. Couldn't figure out yet how to deactivate finger input there. Any ideas? Any workarounds? Thanks a lot.

Answer:Thinkpad Yoga: Digitizer only? Deactivate finger input

Okay guys, I just figured it out: finger input is automatically disabled as long as the digitizer is near the screeen. Quite fancy...Rainer6767 wrote:Hi everybody,quick question: my Thinkpad x201 Tablet provided the option to deactivate finger input, i.e. use only the digitizer, which I quite like when making presentations, as this way no accidential input occurs when resting your hand on the screen while writing. I now bought a Thinkpad Yoga 2. Couldn't figure out yet how to deactivate finger input there. Any ideas? Any workarounds? Thanks a lot. 

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Hello everyone!Interested in this question - Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga (20CD0032US) with digitizer Wacom?This model does not have a stylus pen included. but whether it has screen technology Wacom?Since I want to buy this model and Wacom pen separately.The question remains just that whether the tablet stylus correctly and whether he has the technology Wacom.I know exactly what model 20cd00b4us sold with the technology and Wacom stylus.And tell me what the most budget model ThinkPad Yoga with active digitizer Wacom can be bought in the US market? Preferably with a processor i3

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I have just purchased the ThinkPad Yoga. I was wondering if there is a way to change what "handedness" you on when using the digitizer pen. I am left handed and the pen is obvioulsy configured to be used with your right hand. So when I write using the pen the writing and the pen tip to not match up like it is supposed to. It matches perfectly if I were to write something with my right hand but when I use my left hand, the writing is off (as in the letters do not match up to where I wanted to write them) Any information on this would be great, kind of anoying for trying to add notes in class.Thanks

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Hello all, apologies if this is a duplicate issue, but my searches did not turn anything up. I just received my new TPY a couple of days ago and have been happily installing software. Today was the first time I really tried using my digitizer pen, as I finally had time to open Photoshop and Illustrator. In doing so, however, I discovered pen calibration is completely messed up for the top edge of the screen. I tested it outside of the Adobe programs and the same problems occur there. I have already gone in and tried recalibrating my pen more than once using the calibration tools in the Control Panel. Is this a known issue that I just need a driver update for or is this a hardware issue? Any help is appreciated. Thanks,Erika

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I am experiancing a strange problem with the pen/ digitiser: after waking up from standby, the pen seems to go into a frenzied clicking when i touch it to the screen, i.e. as if the pen is tapping the screen continously at very high speed. The problem goes away upon restarting the machine but comes back after standby. I have installed all windows and lenovo updates to no avail...any one familiar with the issue?

Answer:Thinkpad yoga 12 2015, pen digitizer issue after standby

On certain occasions after wake up from standby, the pen seems to stop working completely until a restart. It seems to be very intermittent.I looked for updates to the wacom driver on wacoms website, with no luck. Strangely enough, the current driver being used for the thinkpads (and presumably all tablet pc's) comes under their 'Legacy' drivers section!

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I rarely use my Yoga pen, camera, and microphone. But yesterday i have to review a PDF file so take up my pen but i won't work at all.  Then i opened device manager and camera is gone also. Then i downgraded OS from W10 x64 1607 to Windows 8.1, same thing! Lenovo, please help!

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Today my digitizer stopped working for the first time since I purchased my Thinkpad Yoga several years ago. Touch screen still works as normal. I don't think it's software related because I dual boot Windows and Ubuntu and it doesn't work in either operating system. Before it would work in both operating systems, and I haven't had any updates since it was last working. Is it possible for the digitizer itself to be broken somehow? I haven't dropped the device or spilled any liquid on it. I've read elsewhere on the forum that the digitizer is powered by a capacitor that is charged within the laptop. Is this still true for Thinkpad Yogas? Are there steps I can take to diagnose the issue?

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My digitizer doesnt work anymore but I can still use my finger. Im not sure if its because of the windows 10 update.Has somebody the same problem?

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Hello. I got my Thinkpad Yoga. My problem is, that the Digitizer Pen function is now ok (after a lot of work with drivers,...), but it doesn't function in the Tablet Modus? The actually drivers are installed. The pen function is ok. But only in the "Notebook-Modus". I tested it.. when I am turning the Notebook in the Tablet-Modus AND THE KEYBOARD IS INSIDE, the pen function doesn't work and I have to reboot. When I reboot in the Tablet Modus it also doesn't work. CAN SOMEONE HELP ME PLEASE????????? Thank you soooo much. David

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For some odd reason, I have always desired an active digitizer.  I am not an artist or someone who enjoys drawing or using paint programs.  I am not a doctor or shop foreman who would benefit from being able to write on a tablet as I walk around.  I am honestly never in a situation where I cannot type. And let's face it folks, typing is way way way better than writing.  I can type faster than I write, I can search on what I have typed more accurately, I can read what I have typed a month from now (my handwriting is pretty awful), I barely have to think to type (handwriting takes concentration) and I can copy what I have typed and paste it into other programs.  If I really really need to handwrite something I can use a simple stylus - not great but it works. So WHY do I crave an active digitizer so much so that I have seriously considered trading my Y2P in for a Viao Flip which other than the digitizer is an inferior machine in every way?  It is silly and yet it is there nagging at me.  I could get a Thinkpad Yoga but it is close to $500 more for a similar configuration and I get a worse screen and heavier machine. Does anyone else suffer over this as much as I do?  It is just so silly.  I have owned a Note 10.1, a Note 2 and a Surface Pro, all with the idea I would use the pen and guess what?  Never used it.  Why? Because my handwriting sucks and typing is better. Oh well, would have been nice if Lenov... Read more

Answer:Is having an active digitizer really worth it?

A digitizer display is sensitive to pressure as well I believe. Which makes it suitable for accurate work.Get the ThinkPad Yoga, no doubt. It's a very good machine. It is Full HD yes, maybe worse than QHD, but honestly you will not notice the difference. It will still be as sharp and as clear as on the Yoga 2 Pro.And you never know when you will use a pen. Using a pen can make you work more accurately with the touchscreen in certain occasions.All I can say is get the ThinkPad Yoga, see for yourself if you use the digitizer pen. You will never know if you haven't tried it. But the ThinkPad Yoga is a machine worth buying.

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Just to be clear, this is the laptop that I have. I need a pen for it. Any pen at all. Does one exist? Every single pen I've found, people say it doesn't work with this specific laptop. I have friends with lenovo laptops and I've tried their pens on mine and it doesn't work. My finger works fine, but I can't take notes in class like that. I have a pen that works on my iPad, but I don't really like it. I tried it on the Yoga, and it did work, but it was downright terrible. It only picked up about half the time. Lenovo has a thinkpad yoga pen on their website, but I'm quite positive that won't work with this model. So is there anywhere I can a suitable pen? Thanks.

Answer:Yoga 3 14 Digitizer Pen

The yoga 3 14 does NOT have a digitizer layer under the LCD panel. Which means NO digitizer pen will ever work with it. Trust me, im typing from my yoga 3 14 now. The 14" Thinkpad yoga does however suppport pen input. Your only option for a pen is one of those capacative pens with a rubber tip.

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Question: Yoga 910 Digitizer

I bought a Yoga 910, as I found out, it doesn't support active pens.  I see on a few sites they sell the display assembly.  https://www.amazon.com/910-14IKB-910-14ISK-Digitizer-Display-Assembly/dp/B071JV7R17 I wanted to know are these screens legit?  It was marketed without active support, but do they sell the screens with the digitizers in them seperately now?

Answer:Yoga 910 Digitizer

That just looks like a replacement screen for the 910, no different to the one that comes with the laptop - it doesn't have a pen digitizer.

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Is it possible to put a screen with the digitizer built in and install it in a yoga that did not originally come with a digitizer? I've got a 20CD-0032US  and was hoping a screen swap would be able to add the capability. Thanks

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Can anybody give any information for any Digitizer pens that work on this laptop ? Cheers

Answer:Yoga 700 14" -Digitizer

Will a "ThinkPad Yoga Pen" work ??

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Hello, my Lenovo yoga 13 display is broken (just digitizer, not the whole display, LCD and everything other inside is ok) and I'm looking for new. On ebay and other public stores, I found only whole display or lot of digitizers for yoga 11 but not for 13. Is there another way how to get new digitizer without buying the whole display? On repair service, they want 11 000 CZK (about 650$) for replacement but they want to replace the whole display, which is not necessary in my case. Thanks to all for reply

Answer:Digitizer for Yoga 13

Good luck on your search! I broke my screen a little while ago on my yoga 13, and it was $300 usd for a new screen, but now I'm getting weird errors with it. Best of luck, please follow up if you find a solution since it's helpful for others!

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I bought a Yoga 520 and the touchscreen does not work. anyone knows what can i do?

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I have a cracked screen on Yoga 2 13  and i am thinking to replace it. Since warranty is not working I contacted the service centre and they offered the replacment for the price of new laptop. So I said thanks either I will use as it is or find cheaper.  So please help me find the cheaper one which the most importantly fits to my one. I bought it in China (but not there anymore) and as I see the whole screen no. is 73048979. Also it issaid on paper  "13,3 FHD LED TS". I find part no. like B133HAT02.0   or LP133WF2 SP A1. But not the previous one. Can you help with finding the right one. It is frustrating a bit since I am not tech man. I am thinking sending back from here: http://www.365laptoprepair.com/Product/Lenovo-Yoga-2-13-Screen-Only or from ebay where I can find cheaper Chinese one. Is the screen from the link fitting my model? anyone knows?

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I just got a Yoga S1 with the Digitizer Pen.  Is the pen supposed to behave similar to a standard touch?  In otherwords, can I use it instead of my finger when touching the screen?  So far it doesn't seem to have any affect on the windows start screen.  I know the pen works because I found an app that translates the writing to text (can't remember the app name, still learning what came on the computer).  I'm just trying to learn the capabilities and limitations of the pen. Thanks in advance













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Answer:Yoga S1 Digitizer Pen Question

The digitiser pen works like a simple finger touch. When you click on the button on the pen, does it open a dialogue box?

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Hello, I'd like to know if the Yoga 520 offers an active digitizer making the use of an active pen possible. Not a passive/capacitive one, but an ACTIVE one. I've recently bought a notebook which said it had support for active pens and ended up with a touchscreen instead which offers capacitive pen support only. I aim to use Staffpad with it so if I could be informed of it's compatibility with the app that'd be better.

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Can anyone suggest where I can get the instructions on how I can use my ThinkPad Tablet Digitizer Pen, nothing seems to work... Regards - Paul 

Answer:ThinkPad Tablet Digitizer Pen

Listed under Programs/ThinkVantage.  You may select Access Help.  On the "General" tab select Tablet Mode. That should get you started.

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Is there a digitizer pen that works with the ThinkPad T440s?

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I was wondering if the Yoga 3 touch screen has a wacom digitizer so I could use a wacom smart pen for example.  I would like to use my Yoga 3 to draw things but somehow no graphic pen is officially convertible with it. The WACOM Smart Pen is convertible with any product with WACOM digitizer so I want to know if my laptop has this. If not, does anybody have another suggestion which pen I could use for drawing?

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Hi! I recently bought the Lenovo Yoga 460 and the Lenovo Thinkpad Active Capacitive Pen. When drawing I experience problems with "cursor jittering" trying to draw a smooth line is impossible. Even if I place a ruler on the screen and draw the line end up jagged and bumpy. It's the same using both the built in pen and the Active pen, and in every art program. The effect is worse if I try to draw slow. Is this normal? Is the digitizer this bad? /Tobias

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Apparently Y2P does not have digitizer, so no use for taking notes in tablet mode?Can somebody confirm that you cannot use an active digitizer pen with the device? Not good for the 1000+ bucks machine... MAybe would be better to wait for the Thinkpad Yoga?

Answer:Yoga 2 Pro lacks active digitizer?

Correct. Y2P - no digitizer. Thinkpad Yoga will have one.

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I'm trying to find out what digitizers might work as an alternative to the pen supplied with the Thinkpad Yoga S1. I find the accuracy and comfort of the supplied pen to be insufficient. I'd like to know if anyone has found one that includes an eraser and whether it's fully functional. If there are pens that are compatible, what is involved in getting it to work? Does one have to initialize or somehow associate it to the laptop?  













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Answer:Thnkpad Yoga S1 Digitizer Pen Options?

This is a useful thread - http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-Edge-S-series/Pressure-sensitive-pen-stylus-for-wacom-digitizer... I bought a UP-817E stylus that was expensive but very good (pressure sensitive, 2-buttons and eraser), but dropped it on the plane yesterday and lost it! Grrr.

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Have had a Thinkpad Yoga S1 for several years and last week the pen stopped working.  I reinstalled the drivers and that didn't help.  Yesterday it started working again, but today it stopped again.  I ordered a new digitizer pen thinking it might be the pen, but the new one doesn't work either.  The touchscreen still work fine and I can write with my finger. Any idea what the problem my be?  

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Hello, I purchased two new Yoga 12 notebooks and have tried to wipe and install my own volume license version of Windows 8.1. I downloaded the drivers from the support site and installed all but am getting problems with the xHCI USB 3.0 controller. The driver always shows as failed state.  When I try to go and download the xHCI driver as a standalone driver it shows as only available for Windows 7. When I try to install it I always get the error "This product does not meet the minimum requirements for installing the software". At this point I do not have USB 3.0 and my digitizer pen does not work when touching the screen. My other notebook does work, but I have not installed my copy of Windows 8.1 on it. The driver must be somewhere, can someone point me in the right direction? I already tried to use system update but all it found was some bios update and wifi drivers. I really need to get the pen to work. If you touch the screen it works fine, its just the pen and apparently USB 3.0. My model is 20DL003AUS. Thanks, n152

Answer:Yoga 12 - USB 3.0 driver and digitizer/pen support

nick152 wrote:... wipe and install my own volume license version of Windows 8.1. I downloaded the drivers from the support site and installed all but am getting problems with the xHCI USB 3.0 controller. The driver always shows as failed state.  When I try to go and download the xHCI driver as a standalone driver.... did you sysprep'red the box after installing volume license Windows?   after we did that process (never that reliable anyway), we have one box that got exact same problem with USB like you mentioned we just gave up after working on it for a while, and re-image it from another machine with working load, (faster that way) it works fine since then. sorry can't be more help.  just want to know you are not alone.

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Hello, I have broken the digitizer on my lenovo yoga pro 3 11.I was looking to find and order online the part, but it seems really difficult to find it. (I havent found it anywhere).Though I can find the digitizer for the lenovo yoga 2 11. Do you know if this will work on the yoga 3?Thank you

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Hi! I recently bought the Lenovo Yoga 460 and the Lenovo Thinkpad Active Capacitive Pen. When drawing I experience problems with "cursor jittering" trying to draw a smooth line is impossible. Even if I place a ruler on the screen and draw the line end up jagged and bumpy. It's the same using both the built in pen and the Active pen, and in every art program. The effect is worse if I try to draw slow. Is this normal? Is the digitizer this bad? /Tobias

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I'm using the Yoga 13 for about 2 weeks now and I'm very happy with the device! Does the Yoga have digitizer stylus support? And can you recommend a stylus for the Yoga? ThanksBmelk

Answer:digitizer stylus support Yoga 13

I am starting to like my computer but I would like a bit more precission with the touch screen.I know Lenovo makes a stylus for their ultrabooks and i wonder if someone from technical support would know if it works on the Yoga series.  OR Is there are any stylus that could try. Something like this ?http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/LenovoPortal/en_US/integration.workflowroductDis...  

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Hello,  My Yoga 2 Pro's screen and digitzer is broken ( I think ). The screen has cracks starting from the camera down to the bottom of the screen. I'm going to college soon and I love this computer and I need one for classes. The display still works but I want the tablet feature to work again. If anyone can help me find a way to fix it that wont make my wallet cry that would really be appreciated. Thnaks 

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During a "smackdown" review between an X1 Yoga and a Surface Book it was shown that the SB had smooter (less pixilated) pen strokes.  I noted the SB had a higher resolution screen than the X1 Yoga and I wonder if the digitizer resolution is related to the LCD resolution?  Would a X1 Yoga with a WQHD screen have less pixilated pen strokes than a X1 Yoga with a 1080p screen? Thanks

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    I had to reformat a ibm thinkpad x41 1866-cxu ,  and the digitizer pen will not work, i tried the system update,  but it will not open, and im at the end of my witts here on this problem,  any help would be appreciated.  I have windows xp tablet edition on it,  and the pen worked before i reformated and re-installed windows. i don't know what else to do...

Answer:ibm thinkpad x41 1866-cxu digitizer pen not working

Couple of questions for you: 1) How did you reinstall windows? Did you use the IBM Recovery CDs *, Reload the OS with F11 *,  or install a market version of XP Tablet? * I'd highly recommend using the original IBM image to ensure there are no issues with drivers!! 2) Did you update all the Tablet drivers? If not, go to this website to install the driver: http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-60154 You may want to also use the ThinkVantage System Update Tool to check for missing drivers (Start->Programs->ThinkVantage->System Update) - If you don't have our original preload installed, download this utility from here:- http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=TVSU-UPDATE This should at least get you started. Best,Mark  





 Do NOT PM me with technical issues. Post in the forum for assistance. Thanks

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Hi! This might be a bit unrelated. But could you say whether the model 3702-3L0 11.6" i7 comes with digitizer pen or not?Lenovo webpage is horrible, there isn't one single list of the helix models and their specifications.Thank you!
 
 
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Answer:Thinkpad Helix 3702-3L0: digitizer pen

Yeah, they come with a basic digitizer pen - very similar to what you find iwth the samsung note

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Does Lenovo Yoga 2 13 (not the pro version) support an active digitizer pen?

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Hi,
I haven't used the digitizer a lot, but I know it used to work as recently as last week.  The pen calibrates in the wacom calibration utility, but it does not interact with any other programs or even the "Finished" button on calibrate.  I am running Windows 10.  I recently applied the latest updates too.  Do you have any suggestions for me to try?
Thanks in advance,
David
 
 
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Answer:Lenovo Yoga [20CD] digitizer calibrates but that is all

Good day and welcome to the community.
 
Please confirm which model you have.
To my knowledge, only selected ThinkPad Yoga models have Wacom digitizers. If you can post the machine type-model number, it would help. Please don't post your serial number, though.
 
Regards.

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I opened my Y2Pro only to find my screen cracked on the left hand side. Other than no touch screen it works fine. From what I understand it's only the digitizer that is cracked. I found a replacement Lenovo digitizer but can't find instructions on how to fix it. Laptop repair 365 has a video on replacing the whole screen. I'm now seeing posts saying the digitizer can't be separated from the lcd...Any help would be appreciated.

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Hello Summary:I bought a 20CD0001IV about two months ago (Demopool). I need it for work and drawing, but so far I have numerous issues. And right now I'm kinda lost: What should I do? Send a support question to lenovo/IBM EC? Contact my retailer? Are these common problems? I'm also not sure about my warranty. The Lenovo Solution Center says, I still have warranty. The different parts of the website say different things. I'll assume worst case: My warranty is likely expired. I tried:Fresh Installation Windows 8.1, newest drivers, newest Wacom drivers. Tried different settings. Calibration, Pressure Curves, all the stuff. Have 3 different Pens. Searched google, searches this forum... Problems:Massive Ghosting, I know, there is a solution on the forum. It says to replace the old screen with a newer model, but is this possible if the warranty is expired?Calibration is a mess! The digitizer point wobbles under the pen, this is most obvious near the screen border, where straight lines turn into curves. But it's also an issue in the middle of the screen. In some places the cursor is 2mm top left of the actual pen tip, in other places it's bottom right UNDER the pen. I tried all kinds of calibration already... I know about a "dead spot" issue, but this was fixed with a firmware update and my issue is all over the place, not just one spot.The screen is not very solid. Even medium pressure with the pen leads to dark and light display glitches near the tip. Pen press... Read more

Answer:TP Yoga numerous issues with screen and digitizer

I did some more testing with the maximum pressure issue. And it might be related to the pressure level of pens. As far as I know the Yoga supports 1024 levels. I have a new Wacom PL-900 and it has only 512, and the pressure problem is strongest. It is the same with the original Yoga pen, I'd say - even though this should have 1024 levels? But with an old Samsung Series 7 pen I need to press harder to reach 100% pressure - although it is still not really "hard". I'm not entirely sure how many pressure levels the Samsung Slate pen has, thought it was 510, but have seen some reviews mentioning 1024...Anyway, I posted this issue in the wacom forums.

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Did the earlier models of the thinkpad yogas sold on lenovo.com all come with the wacom digitizers? I've read that all models of the thinkpad yoga sold on lenovo.com came with the wacom digitizer. I ordered a thinkpad yoga off lenovo.com with the 1366x768 screen on Feb 23 and I haven't received it yet. I could've swore that when I chose the screen resolution their was none that specified it came with the pen and wacom digitizer, but now I'm second guessing myself. Now I see that it only comes with the 1920x1080 FHD screen and it that option specifies it has the pen and wacom digitizer. So I'm just wondering if the earlier models from lenovo.com came with the wacom digitizer and they just recently switched it to only available on the 1920x1080. The part # for my computer is listed as 20CDCT01WW.

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Hi guys.None of the topics posted here or elsewhere provide definitve answers, like this oneI also have the Yoga 510-14IKB Laptop whose specs say "10-point touch screen"(does that mean it is "capacitative" not "digitizer" ?  Need a stylus pen for it which I can use for drawing/painting, etc.  1- Is the screen capacitative or digitizer? 2- Which types of pens can I use with it? 3- Can I use a bluetooth stylus with it? any additionally information will be highly appreciated !Thank you

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Hello, I just got a yoga 14, and I see that there is a wacom device in the device manager, as well as a wacom pen configuration application installed. The computer didn't come with a stylus, so I've been trying to find one that will be compatible with this wacom device. So far I've tried lenovo part number 4X80F22110, as well as a wacom bamboo smart stylus, but neither have worked.  Can  someone clarify what exact type of stylus is required to work with the device in my laptop? Lenovo support wasn't very helpful, nor was wacom's. 













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Answer:Yoga 14 (20dm008uus) wacom digitizer stylus?

The pen with part number 4X80F22110 as well as the Wacom Bamboo Smart pen are pens that use the Wacom EMR technology.The ThinkPad Yoga 14 only supports pens that use the Wacom Active ES technology (optionally, as there are some configurations where pens other than those for capacitive touch screens that imitate your finger don't work at all)As your ThinkPad Yoga 14 seems to support the Wacom Active ES-based pens, you should try the ThinkPad Pen Pro (4X80H34887)

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Twice now, my Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet Digitizer Pen - stylus has dropped out of the tablet only to be found later on my family room floor.   Given the expensive price tag on these pens (Office Depot has for $65), it would be nice if these pens could be locked into place so that they don't come up "missing" for whatever reason.   Has anyone else found a way to keep better track of their pen, short of not putting it in the holder on the tablet? Joe





Full disclosure: Not a Lenovo employee, just someone with a X61 running Win XP SP2

Answer:Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet Digitizer Pen - stylus

Have you tried to tether it to your tablet?  There is a hole in the stylus clip and the tablet that you can use.  Beyond that, you can send it in to have the stylus catch replaced and see if that helps.

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Hi all, My issue is that one day while my laptop was on the bed, it fell onto the floor and I think it broke in half, with the screen assembly seperating partially from the mainboard. I wasn't worried at the time because it seemed like a minor fall, and the computer stayed on and was fine. I snapped the two back together, expecting that nothing was wrong -- but then I noticed the digitizer had stopped working. I turned off and popped open the computer to see if anything inside was visibly damaged. Everything looked fine. It's been a while now, but having been fed up with it, I popped it open and re-checked all the connections to make sure they were tight. It *seems* to me that the digitizer cable may have been folded too aggressively and developed a kink? I could also be seeing something that isn't there. I'm thinking of replacing it, but I don't want to waste $30 for no reason. What could the problem be? Why would what appears to be a perfectly intact and functional digitizer suddenly become absolutely and completely unresponsive? Thanks!

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Is Digitizer stylus supportive to Lenovo Yoga 300 Notebook

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Recently I found out that my lenovo yoga 710-15ikb laptop doesnt support digitizer active pen technology. Its hidden in online talks and also frustration when you buy a $70 wacom bamboo ink pen to find that it doesnt work. I understand that most active pens wont work with my computer because the screen (and maybe motherboard) dont have a digitizer. However, I have been looking online and some retailers appear to be selling digitizer lcd screens for my specific model. My question is whether or not these retailers are selling aftermarket screens and if they are will the digitizer work once one is installed? Also, I have a lot of experience doing repair work, mainly with digital cameras and building my desktop, so the task of replacing my laptops screen is not a problem Im just unsure as to whether or not buying a new digitizer lcd screen will work. I dont want to spend money that I dont have to if it turns out that I am just being misled.

Thanks!

Let me know if you need more clarification I'll be around for a while.
 

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I just got a brand new Yoga 12, and it has the integrated stylus in the laptop. When i first set it up, I was able to use the stylus to hand write in a program like one note. Let's say I close my laptop, and walk to a different room, when I open it back up from sleep mode, touch screen still works, but the computer doesn't respond at all to the stylus. No handwriting support, no touch support with the pen, only my capactive fingers. I find this very odd, and it works when I restart, but this seems to be a common issue with my peers who have Yoga 12's as well. Is there a fix for this? my wacom drivers are up to date, not sure if I should buy another stylus if this issue is recurring or not.













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Answer:Yoga 12 Stylus/Digitizer Randomly stops working

Lenovo has investigated customer reports of sporiadic touch functionality on Yoga 12 laptops.
 
Based on your description, I recommend calling Lenovo Service for support.
 
Thank you,

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I had a large diet soda dumped on me while I was riding the train to work, it got all over my laptop bag and I thought my helix was spared, I got most of the liquid off the bag and wiped the helix down the best I could at the time, I didn't see anything later that night when I got home.   However a day or so later, I noticed what appeared to be some liquid trapped between the digitizer and LCD, 2 small bubbles in the corner of the screen.  I could probably live with it, but I know me and this will drive me crazy knowing it is there.   A friend suggested putting the helix tablet in a bag of dry white rice for a few days to see if that draws out the moisture.  I guess my question is, what are my options if this doesn't work?   Live with it, or replace the LCD and digitizer in one go?   How difficult/expensive a proposition is this likely to be?   I'm especially mad since I can't afford to replace the whole helix, to buy a similarly specced device is cost prohibitive, unless I buy refurb and even then I don't want to spend quite that much money. 

Answer:Liquid intrustion bewteen digitizer and LCD on Thinkpad Helix

The screen and digitizer are one part. The screen is unlikely to be fixed by packing with rice. What is the model? Screen resolution?

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Hello, Can anybody explain me how to connect Digitizer Pen Lenovo stylus 41U3143 to ThinkPad X60 Tablet (ID:6363WCX). Thanks in advance,TPD 













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Answer:ThinkPad X60 Tablet & Digitizer Pen Lenovo stylus 41U3143

It should just work directly. There's no pairing process.

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Hi I want to ask you about the thinkpad yoga model number ( 20CDS02B00 )like the one on this linkhttp://www.ebay.com/itm/Lenovo-12-5-ThinkPad-Yoga-Laptop-8GB-128GB-20CDS02B00-/181574001723?pt=Lapto...does this model ( 20CDS02B00 ) have active digitizer and pen ?also it's charger is it only 110v or 110v-240v ?

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I have a problem where the digitizer pen interittently stops working on the yoga S1 - win8.1 x64 with all updates applied.I can re-create the issue by folding the screen from normal mode to  tablet mode, then normal mode , then tablet mode. At this point, the pen susually stops working. I can get it to come back to life sometimes if i wait a minute, or if i go to power settings and apply / un apply something or by restart. It sounds like a driver issue to me - and possiby power management drivers - triggered by swithcing to tablet mode.I have tried max perfromance, min power savings etc to stop the screen driver being starved of power, have disabled sleep and hibernation. Done multiple driver re-installs, but no difference. Sometimes restarting the drivers relating to the pen and touch screen bring it back to life. But it should not die in the first place. Anyone else have this or do i have a hardware issue? 

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The screen on my Thinkpad X201 mysteriously cracked one day, but the multi-touch, pen digitizer and LCD all still function perfectly. The only problem is the glass on top. Is there a part # for this or is it easy to replace without having to replace the entire LCD/digitizer part?

Answer:Thinkpad X201: Matte glass cracked but LCD/digitizer perfectly fine, easy to replace?

The digitizer is glued to the LCD making replacement of just one of the two parts nearly impossible. Brad

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Hi,
 
When I connect Thinkpad Yoga (model 20CD00B1US) to the onelink dock, the stylus stops working.
 
In order to enable the stylus and Wacom driver following 2 options/ workarounds:
1)  Manually stop and restart the Wacom ISD Service
2) or reboot the machine while the Onelink dock is attached.
 
I'm using the latest 7.2.0-4 Wacom driver version, all latest lenovo software installed installed on the machine.
 
Both above mentioned workarounds are ugly, does anybody have a better suggestion to fix this issue?
 
 
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Answer:ThinkPad Yoga Stylus stops working after connecting Yoga to Onelink dock

Had the same issue - a BIOS update just release about a week ago fixed it for me.
 
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS038334
 
Hope this helps,
Dave

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I posted a similar question earlier and people referred me to the Yoga (much appreciated).  However, I was interested in the 2.6 lb carbon version with touch screen capabilities.  Asus has a Spin 7 model that is very good at 2.65lb, but I miss the red mouse toggle in the middle of the keyboard and Asus's track pad was designed too large....causing unintended tapping.  The Yoga, while nice, is heavier than I was looking for.  The 14 inch screen is about 3.3lb? the 12 inch at 3? I thought that some of the earlier Thinkpad Carbons had touch screen and was hoping they would make a return soon.  Thanks,

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This question applies mainly to those using the yoga 13, but others using anything can feel free to comment or make a suggestion.I am a university student and need a new laptop, it will mainly be used for work but I also want a tablet for more casual use so this seems like the perfect mix (there is also the twist I guess).I was wondering if users would recommend this and whether its worth the money as I have 1500 to spend, thanks.

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l picked up a Thinkpad in a trash-out job a couple of months ago,just finally had time to find this site and thought l'd seek out some advice,
TYPE 9547-U4G
-It has a dead battery
-Singlepoint 56k fax modem Pc card?
-NO power cord
-does not show signs of abuse but it dont look none to perty either.

l'd like to use it for MLS access in REAL ESTATE.
but l dont think l want to spend more than about $50 bucks only to find that its junk any way!?!?
Would l fair better to pick up a used laptop somewhere for 2 or 3 hundred bucks or try to get this one up and running?
THANKS for your ideas and in put.
 

Answer:is the thinkpad worth it?

i would have thought for
used laptop somewhere for 2 or 3 hundred bucksClick to expand...

you could get a new one.....

in UK {look for special deals) 400 gets an OK laptop and the US is usually half the price of UK for these types of goods

 









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    Hello, I am looking for a laptop which can be securely attached/locked (so that I can let it during the night in the office). Could you please tell me if the following laptops have a security slot (Kensington or similar) to attach it somewhere?THINKPAD X1 CARBON (5TH GEN)THINKPAD X1 YOGA (2ND GEN) I do not find it described in the specifications, but from the available pictures, it seems that they have some kind of security slot. Thanks!

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    Hi, I am new to this site and wondering if I can get some advice. I just purchased the 20DM009Gus (thinkpad yoga 14) from this site when it was on sale the other day, however I was just given an offer for the 20DK0023us (thinkpad yoga 12) which was the size I originally wanted, for the same price. I know each have their pros and cons, but I am wondering if anyone has first hand advice with either or both devices to help me decide which I really should choose? Thanks!

    Answer:A Decision Between Thinkpad Yoga 12 and Thinkpad Yoga 14, help?!

    Hi chiakri.
     
    I have a TPY 14 (20DM008UUS) and I'm happy with this model. I didn't not compare it to the TPY 12, but mine is working fine and have no issues. It didn't came with a pen, but it supports "Active pen", so I bought a Thinkpad Pen Pro and it worked fine.
     
    I prefer to stick with the 14" screen but that is more about personal prefence. Maybe if you like to use it very much on tablet mode with a pen, possible the 12" will be more confortable to hold as a book.. but I'm just guessing.
    Regards

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    I am hhaving difficulty finding an acceptable scaling mix between resolution, system scaling, and edge scaling. At 1080p, 125%, 125%, os navigation is mostly fine, but edge text is way too large. At 1080p, 125%, 100%, edge text is way too small. At all combinations text is inflated (but crisp) in certain elements while fuzzy in others. What scaling combinations work best for you? I am considering returning this to Best Buy and upgrading to a Pro 4 / Book, or even a Mac. The scaling is ruining an otherwise great experience.

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    Hey guys, I'm a PreMed student who's life revolves around his laptop. I'm always on social media, watching some show, listening to music, doing an essay, taking notes, updating some website, or emailing some person on campus. Of course, my old laptop broke. It was a Dell Inspiron. Now, I have a campus job and have been saving money(so money is not factor necessarily). After researching my options, I've narrowed my choices down to the three previously listed laptops. I just want to know which do you guys suggest and why?

    Answer:Surface Book vs Lenovo Yoga 900 vs ThinkPad X1 Yoga

    By looking at your requirement, you prefer on-the-go PC that lets you do all that on a decent budget, SP4 is better than SB(if you want lightweight device and decent battery life), Lenovo's are pretty good too. X1 w/o OLED seems to be a better buy in terms of ultraportability and battery life. You could wait for others to chime in.

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    I've had the 8GB Yoga 2 Pro for a about a month and a half and have had a lack luster experience with lots of issues of shutting down, freezing and just not being able to power on.  After trying to give it another try, I started it from scratch and it took 1 day for it to freeze again, shut down and then finally not be able to turn it back on again.
     
    So I took it back to Best Buy, thankfully I was able to fully return it with no issues.
    My problem is that when it wasn't causing me issues I really liked it, but is it worth it to try again?  Did I just get a bad apple?  Is anyone else out here having no issues at all?
     
    I need support, please!
     
    Moderator note: added some info to the subject line. Was:  Worth to try again?

    Answer:Yoga 2 Pro returned. Worth to try again?

    Constant freezing and shutting down are definitely not common issues, so if those are the only issues you've had with it and put up/did not notice anything else, by all means you should try again. I'm about to start pulling my hair out with mine because of all the common issues and the little things that for some might be unnoticable, but for me add up to a crappy experience. I think my experiment with Windows and 2-in-1s is coming to a close, but I can't be spending 1/2 time using the machine troubleshooting issues or worring about the stupid battery life because a Haswell machine can't last 6 hours if I use it for more than light browsing. Between XPS 12, SP2 and now Y2P, I'm pretty much done. Tomorrow I'm doing a clean reinstall, and will try it for a week. If nothing changes, it's going back, and I'm even looking at anything else in the Windows camp until all high DPI screens are the norm, battery life is trully 8-9 hours+, and MS has had time to iron out all the little crap. As much as I feel that in a lot of ways going back to Apple is a step back (I've really gotten used to a touch-screen for example), in my years of owning various Apple machines I have never once had any issues of this sort, and at the end of the day I need a machine that works with minimal fuss.</rant>

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    My Yoga has still not shipped that I ordered in October. I am seeing a lot of complaints and issues. Is it even worth waiting for?  I have the original Yoga 13 but I really haven't had any issues....thoughts? 2 months since I ordered and they just keeping moving out the date. Great laptops, sucky customer service.

    Answer:Is the Yoga 2 Pro Worth the wait?

    Boards like these are often filled with people with problems.   The happy customers don't bother logging in. I have had my Clementine i7 / 8g / 256 gb model for 3 weeks now and I love it.  I am very happy with my decision.    With all of the great reviews now coming out, no wonder it is in short supply.

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    It's a relatively cheap upgrade and simple install. For the casual user, will they notice improvement? What about mid to high end user? This is for the current bestbuy model. Thx

    Answer:Should I upgrade to 8gb ram on yoga 13? Worth it?

    For normal user 4GB is enough.For developer or designer 8G is nesessery.



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    The Thinkpad sticker with the red light above the 'i' doesn't turn on unless the screen turns to tablet mode. Is there any way for the light to stay on all the times? The one near the keyboard does work, the issue is with the light on the outside lid. 

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    I currently am running a W520 with i7-2820QM @2.3GHz and 32 gb RAM with an NVIDIA Quadro 2000M It is overkill for what I use it for which is browers (typically 10-20 chrome tabs) with light Adobe PS and Illustrator work, some AutoCAD.  I no longer do video or graphics rendering.  It still runs great and fast still, but too heavy to bring with me everywhere I go.    Also the display is horrible. I'm looking for something with a touchscreen capability and mobile.  I am considering the OLED X1 Yoga just because of the screen and mobility. However my biggest concern is this.  Will the speed actually be slower when compared to my W520?  I would get the i7-6600u with 16gb RAM.   I need this purchase to stay with me for the next 4 years just as my W520 did and would like some reassurance that it will be somewhat of a speed upgrade??  Am I wrong?  Please advise.  Thanks!

    Answer:Worth it to upgrade to Yoga X1 Oled?

    I'm using my Yoga X1 fort PS and LR.Even though LR has problems with the GPU (as it does with many GPUs), the Yoga zips through anything I've thrown at it.  The reason I bought it is because I use it heavily when I travel for these two programs (particularly LR), and every ounce of weight is important to me.  I did NOT get the OLED, as the super-hires monitors create problems with fontsize, and the FHD is sharp enough for my purposes.  Other than that, it is with all the  top-level specs.  Also, I paid extra to get Windows 7, as I have had Win 10 on several other machines, and the periodic updates caused so many problems that I was spending more time getting my computers to work than I was working with them.  It's funny that under your name is the tag "What's DOS?", as I had to use DOS on one of these computers to change foldernames as Win 10 refused to let me change the name of any folders, existing or new!

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