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Need Suggestion: buy ThinkPad Edge E540 or wait for Edge E550?

Question: Need Suggestion: buy ThinkPad Edge E540 or wait for Edge E550?

Hello Everyone,I need suggestion what to do: buy ThinkPad Edge E54020C6003AGE (i7 4702MQ & GF 740M 2GB) or wait for Edge E550?http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-Lenovo-ThinkPad-Edge-E540-20C6003AGE-Notebook.114194.0.html in Germany is price about 830 Euros I use ThinkPads in last 10 years for study and gaming (R60, SL510, Edge 520) and wish sell my Edge E520 replace it with new one due stuck with old Radeon 6630M drivers (I cannot use a new AMD drivers when I try I getting mostly BOSD errors and latest Official Lenovo driver is from 2012) second reason is that E520 fan cannot be accessed & cleaned on easy way. In which month Lenovo mostly release new Edges, What is your option are Broadwell CPU + GeForce 840/940M in Edges worth to wait? In future I try to avoid AMD GPU due poor drivers support.I know that there is much better notebooks for gaming but I like ThinkPads





I Have this Lenovo Computers1. Think Centre M58 from 2008 an it is still good (Intel Q9550, 8GB DDR3, Radeon 6970, Intel SSD)2. ThinkPad E5403 ThinkPad Tab 2 (with it I have many problems)4. Lenovo Vibe Z2

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It seems tricky to find a model for the E550... the only information I could collect is that the 12.7mm  for the T420 DOES NOT FIT on the E550: http://www.amazon.com/Nimitz-Drive-Caddy-Lenovo-Thinkpad/dp/B00NAMU8NO/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=144546... The explanatiom being that the caddy on the E550 is a 9.5mm Now, many generic 9.5mm caddy  exist, but few of them are advertised for Lenovo, and are from sellers abroad, like China or Nederlands...and will take ages to ship: http://hddcaddy.com/nl/lenovo-ibm-hdd-caddy/1143-lenovo-thinkpad-edge-e550-hdd-caddy.html  The only Caddy I could find in the U.S: http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-2nd-SATA-Hard-Drive-HDD-Caddy-adapter-for-Lenovo-ThinkPad-E550-US-SELLER... Any expertise is very welcome!? ;=0)))

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Just got a new Thinkpad E550 running windows 10 and I'm missing some touchpad settings.To avoid confusion, I'm talking about the touchpad not the trackpad. I've never really liked the touchpads that Lenovo decided to put on the Broadwell gen Thinkpads, but I've taught myself to live with it by tapping the bottom left corner as if a physical button is present. Pretty much, one finger would be used to move around on the touchpad, and the other finger would click on the bottom left corner- just like where a left click button would be on a real touchpad. This was fully possible with a Thinkpad Yoga 12 (Gen 2) I use, but I can't seem to do it on the Thinkpad E550. For some reason, the E550 doesn't have the "Synaptics Control Panel" that I loved on my Yoga 12. I relied on one setting that allowed me to actually be able to use the touchpad. This is called "Edge Tap Filtering". Just as the name suggests, "Edge Tap Filtering" would ignore taps on an adjustable reason towards the bottom of the touchpad. This allowed me to use the touchpad as I loved to, with one hand being able to move my mouse and the other to touch the bottom of the touchpad as if there is a physical buttom. Problem is, the E550 doesn't have this "Synaptics Control Panel" and its toned down version of ThinkPad touchpad settings doesn't have "Edge Tap Filtering" or anything remotely simillar. Whenever I would use my right ha... Read more

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Hello, I have a Thinkpad e550 that I bought last year. Yesterday while typing my term paper I realized that some of the keys(s,k,d) were not working. Then i realized that the entire function keys row wasn't working either. Upon closer investigation I realized that this was because of the fn key always being depressed(not physically). So I went to the BIOS and swapped the control and the fn key. After a reboot I found that all my keys are working, but the fn key(which is now mapped to the ctrl key) isn't. Is there any fix to this? It seems weird that the function key is always depressed when mapped to fn but doesn't work at all when mapped to ctrl. It's been only a week since my warranty expired and I'm hoping to avoid replacing the hardware. Thanks

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Hello, I just started using this laptop and I got a solid state drive because I wanted to have a much faster boot time and better overall performance.  When I shutdown and reboot I certainly see a big improvement relative to shutting down and rebooting my current laptop.  Unfortunately not so for hibernation.  If I hibernate the screen goes black and it seems as if the computer is off except for the flashing red dot in the bottom right hand corner that is part of the thinkpad logo is still flashing.for quite a while. When you start it from hibernation it takes 50 to 60 seconds to get to the login screen and it takes longer at points that seem more awkward relative to the last computer I had.  Usually once you see a windows screen you expect that within 10 to 15 seconds you will have a login and after logging in within 5 seconds you will see the desktop.  All of the long pauses required to start from hibernation violate these expectations so it makes it see like forever. This is far worse than my normal non SSD hard drive.  I heard it takes time for this to improve?  How much time?  When will this improve its terrible now I have just as well purchased a HDD. ~J

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Hello, I have a Thinkpad e550 that I bought last year. Yesterday while typing my term paper I realized that some of the keys(s,k,d) were not working. Then i realized that the entire function keys row wasn't working either. Upon closer investigation I realized that this was because of the fn key always being depressed(not physically). So I went to the BIOS and swapped the control and the fn key. After a reboot I found that all my keys are working, but the fn key(which is now mapped to the ctrl key) isn't. Is there any fix to this? It seems weird that the function key is always depressed when mapped to fn but doesn't work at all when mapped to ctrl. It's been only a week since my warranty expired and I'm hoping to avoid replacing the hardware. Thanks

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Question: Thinkpad Edge E540

I have an interesting situation, just bought this laptop literally a week ago and noticed this happens on a very frequent basis. Right now the trackpoint is disabled and touchpad is enabled. So that makes the lower right hand corner the right click and the remainder the left click. Well at randomn times the entire touchpad will become a right click and will stay right click. No matter where I click on the touchpad the pop up menu will display. I also noticed that when this happens the touchpad is very sensitive, if i place a finger on it and stay there it will move around the screen.It is completly random there is no consistency what so ever. Anyone have any suggestions. When this happened, I have managed to get to the mouse properties and nothing has changed. A restart will not fix the issue. It has to be a shutdown then turn on again to fix the issue.  

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I have a Thinkpad E550 connected to a OneLink Pro Dock.  Connected to the dock I have 2 monitors, 1 x DVI and 1 x Display port and a combo mouse/keyboard wireless USB. I have 2 questions:1.  How many monitors can this video card/CPU handle?2.  If it can handle more than 2 what would be the best way to do so without using the HDMI from the laptop.  I would ideally like to keep the laptop closed and use the dock.  I would like to have 4 monitors but as there is no additonal ports on the dock I would either need either a displayport or DVI splitter or is there another option? Thanks for your time.

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I am planning to buy a Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550. It is not yet launched in India but available in UK via the lenovo uk website. So if i buy from there (Note: The shipping address will be in UK) and bring it here in India, will the warranty work here in India?Thank You

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The new laptop Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E540 I7-4712M 8GB, Windows 8.1, use it for a 2 week. Laptop bad start (sometimes you have to press the start several times), not always wakes from sl??p.Today in Device manager there was a yellow triangle on the Intel(R) Management Engine Interface.Properties:On tab General - This device cannot start. (Code 10)  STATUS_DEVICE_POWER_FAILUREOn tab Events - Device PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_8C3A&SUBSYS_502817AA&REV_04\3&e89b380&0&B0 was configured.Driver Name: null What can I do about it?  

Answer:Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E540

Hi Jeenny,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
As per the query we understood that you are facing multiple issues on your ThinkPad Edge E540.
 
You can download Intel(R) Management Engine Interface directly or run ThinkVantage system update utility and update the entire required driver for your system.
 
Hope this helps. Do post back if issue persists!
 
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar





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Hi all .... I have novo thinkpad edge E540 can i use m.2 ssd toInstall the os on it and i open the back cover and found Place for the m.2 ssd and they told me that for wan 5G My E540 core i7 MQ 1tera 8g of ramThis is the place in my laptophttp://postimg.org/image/e9pxho2qv/Please advice This is the m.2 ssd from amazon http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00KLTPUG4/ref=mp_s_a_1_fkmr0_2?qid=1441271739&sr=8-2-fkmr0&pi=AC_SX11...













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Answer:M.2 ssd for lenovo thinkpad edge E540

Hi Ali0770,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Forums!
 
Please find the below given link you get a detailed information, it might help you.
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-11e-Windows-E-and-Edge/M-2-Slot-ThinkPad-Edge-540/m-p/1382467
               
But you need to know few things before you take a decision to install the non-lenovo product. Any functionally equivalent product, program, or service that does not infringe any Lenovo intellectual property right may be used instead. However, it is your responsibility to evaluate and verify the operation of any other product, program, or service.
 
Regarding the OS installation in SSD, OS will only boot up faster with a solid-state drive. That being said, if you perform any operating system related task that needs to retrieve data from the drive, it will be much faster than if your OS was on the HDD. That being said, if you only care about loading subsequent programs (or logistically prefer keeping your OS separate), you can easily keep the SSD as a secondary drive, only using it for certain programs/tasks. The whole point of a solid-state drive is to decrease application loading times
 
Please let us know, whether the above steps helped you.
Thank you, have a good day.
 
Regards,
Naveen.v

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Can someone help me out with these issues. Bought the Thinkpad Feb 28th 2015Preload win7  was corrupt Temprature on win 7 pro CPU package: 28/34 degrees HDD 28/35 degrees (so perfect)Problems included:0: Many black stripes on screen at startup, before and after login windows1: Regular white stripes on screen which  made scrolling also a problem2: after several scans error missing files in root (windows)3: Connect VGA cable and became verry hot at the fan site4: USB 3.0 transfer transfer of 2/9 Mbps5: SSHD regularly gives a hard tick ?? SSHD defect?6: Upon further investigation of the case is all a bit dismayed at the left side (we call that here a monday morning machine)7: Screen saver will not activateEct Ect EctAfter two months of struggling around with de preload win 7 pro i deceide to use the self made recovery disks taht i made from the Q disk. Which a dude on the phone from Lenovo help center said to me that it is Win 7 on it. BUT it didn't even work well and after putting in all the disks it keeps asking "Put in Driver or application dvd". No luck with that so i used the dvd's Win8.1 pro that came with the Thinkpad.win 8.1 pro recovery done however the installation took me around 5 hours to be done.Also did the BIOS update done from Lenovo Solution Center/ update tool to 2.19Then the real trouble began.When placed the recovery DVD there broke yet another piece of plastic off for the second time.Install Win 8.1 Pro recovery discs lasted almost 5 hours?Boo... Read more

Answer:Thinkpad Edge E540 Issues

Well i found out that it's a mainboard issue, made him ready for repaire center.

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Hi,I want to buy Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter and I wanted to know if it wil work on  Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550?the specification of this product demand support with miracast/WIDI. 













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Answer:does Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550 support miracast/WIDI ?

Hi tronen,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Forums!
 
Please find the below given link of FAQs about the wireless display adapter and you may get an idea about what needs to be done, but as I went through with the product detailed specification it was no were mentioned whether the wireless display adapter can be installed.
https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/ht100643
 
Please let me know whether the above suggestion helped you.
Thank you, have a good day.
 
Regards,
Naveen.v
 
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Hi everyone, I'm wanting to buy a new laptop and currently deciding between this ThinkPad Edge E540 (479 Euros) and this refurbished ThinkPad T420 (299 Euros) I'll be using this almost exclusively for working with audio (music production, DJing, recording & listening to music) and almost nothing else - I run Ableton and Traktor which are quite CPU-heavy so the processor is quite important.Whichever I bought I would be taking the DVD drive out and putting in a SSD for the OS and my programs, and I would also be adding an extra 4GB of RAM.I don't have much money at the moment so the 180 Euros I'd save by buying the refurb would be very appreciated, however I really don't want to compromise the speed/lifespan of my laptop.---So my question is, how much do you think a 3-4 year old T420 (which from what I understand are one of the best laptops ever made) would compare to a brand new Edge E540 in terms of speed, and which do you think would last longer?---Thanks in advance for your input.

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I have an E540, and the left side of the keyboard keeps getting loose, as seen here: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/16602688/2014-04-07%2003.28.26%201.jpgThe same clips fit snugly on the right side of the keyboard. Is this normal? Should I try removing the keyboard and putting it back? I've found the guide here. This is really annoying, since the keyboard makes a rattling sound if this is not fitted properly, I have to push it back once or twice a day.

Answer:ThinkPad Edge E540 keyboard issue

Hi,Had the same problem with a brand new Lenovo Edge E540. About a dozen keys were not fitting properly - with the keyboard looking just like the one on your picture.Overall working with the notebook was not possible because of the loud rattling sound the keys made. Also some keys could not be operated well, due to getting stuck.I'm pretty upset since I had ordered the notebook via express and just had to give it back the same day. Testing another Edge E540 at the store, the keyboard there was not much better.

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Hey, Is there a list of compatible memory with Thinkpad Edge E540? I want to get either Crucial or Gskill, but not sure which module sets from those manufacturers are compatible with the E540. Looking at DDR3 1.35 and 1.5v memory sets with 2 x 4gb sticks













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Answer:Thinkpad Edge E540: Compatible Memory

Hello !I've bought a 8GB module from Crucial which works flawlessly into my 20C600JHFR (E540).I choose it using the memory configurator on the Crucial site. It gave me the list of P/N fitting my machine and bought a 8GB module to complement the Samsung 4GB module fitted at the factory.Bear in mind that the bigger module MUST be in slot 0 and the lesser one in slot 1.Hope this helps.

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Hi,I bought a new Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E540. My Question is, how can I turn off the display? There is no FN-hotkey for it.Or is it possible to change the functions of the FN-hotkeys because I don't even need two of them?I hope someone has an answer for me

Answer:how to turn of the display (ThinkPad Edge E540)

bump, I'm also wondering this!

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Hello! I am in the process of buying a new laptop and I want WiDi support if I'm going to buy something new. I have been checking out the Thinkpad Edge E540 but my local retailer specifies that it doesn't have WiDi support and yet it meets all the system requirements for it according to Intel's support page (http://supportkb.intel.com/wireless/wireless-display/templates/selfservice/intelwidi/#portal/1026/ar... So what's the deal? Does it have support for WiDi or not? Does anyone know? Thanks!













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Answer:Thinkpad Edge E540 WiDi support?

To support it the model you're buying should be equiped with the :Intel® Dual Band Wireless-N 7260Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 Wireless network adapters and core i5/i7 cpu's . But careful, not all E540s come with the intel wireless card Just check this and you're good to go.

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Hello, I recently bought a Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E540, I noticed a few days ago that the bezel of the LCD screen at the bottom was loose, here are some photos Here is the loose bezel:http://imgur.com/52AmB8d Here is me pressing gently against the bezel to show it actually is loose:http://imgur.com/1Jx5Sm7 Will this fall under the warranty?

Answer:Thinkpad Edge E540 Loose LCD bezel

Hi Ceadar,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
As per the query we understood that you are facing a issue with LCD bezel on your ThinkPad Edge E540.
 
We have verifyed the issue and it looks like hardware issue, hence we request you to get it diagnosed with authorized Lenovo service center.
 
Hope this helps!
 
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar





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Hi!I have thinkpad edge E540 (intel i5, 8gb ram, fullHD) with windows  7 64 bits.Sometime when i start winrar or other program like power menegment and listen music, the music is disturb for a moment. Somethime the operation system freezes for a moment.What you think, these problems are from the operation system or the drivers or hardware.

Answer:Problem with sound (thinkpad edge e540)

Hi bacho10 If you switch the power plan settings to Maximum Performance, would the problem persist? 
 
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When I press the the start button, you often hear that the disc starts, but immediately shuts down. This can be repeated several times until leptop start.If I close the lid leptop, he often is turned off and goes to sleep. If he fell asleep, then when you open the lid can be turned off.I see in event viever, in sistem, mesage:"Collaborative processor power controls on processor 5 in group 0 are disabled due to a firmware problem. Check with the computer manufacturer for updated firmware."Event ID - 54Event sourse - Microsoft - Windovs - Kernel - Processor - Power I am update BIOS to version 2.18 and Power Manager to last version. Some ideas?

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Hi there! I Have a Lenovo Thinkpad edge E540 running Windows 7.I wanted to reload windows, but about halfway through the recovery installation, it crashed.Now I am unable to do anything further. The only thing it says is "BOOTMGR is missing" What can I do to reinstall windows? Thank you

Answer:Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E540 unable to boot

Fix the Hard-drive with Boot Repair Disk :http://sourceforge.net/p/boot-repair-cd/home/Home

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Hi, I have a Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E540 and I am trying to reinstall windows. actually I have had a problem with its harddisk so i replaced it with the new one. Now whenever I try to install windows 8 from iso image burned on a usb stick, the installation setup asks me the license key in the very beginning and since i dont have any license key as it is embedded in the bios/motherboard of my laptop, i cannot proceed with the installation any further. Does anybody know how can i get the license key out of my bios/motherboard so that i can proceed with the windows installation. My laptop originally had a windows 8 pro pre-installed. Thanks in advance    













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Answer:Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E540 Windows Installation

Hello and welcome,
 
Is there a "skip" option @ the bottom of the screen that asks for a key?
 
Z.

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I recently purchased the thinkpad, and have been experiencing small electrical shocks when touching the lefthand side of the keyboard.  After calling technical support, and opening a case, the only option I've been given was to return the machine for repair.  However, as a physician, I am unable to work in my practice without my machine.  Lenovo support has not given me many options to resolve this matter. 

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Hi!
 
i preinstaled my thinkpad edge E540 (20C6A00PBM) with windows 7 64 bit and now i have problem with monitor.
When I turn of my charger my monitor is turn of for 0,5 sec and after that is turn on. When i turn on my charger I have same problem.
Sory for my bad english.
 
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Hello,
My Lenovo Thinkpad E540 (Model: 20C6008QUS) shipped yesterday and during configuring it for the first time , I found a strange problem (and it was during the first few hours after unboxing). I started experiencing a weird white (or gray) rectangular box on the top-left corner of the desktop and I have no idea where it was originated from (snapshot attached).
The box doesn't show up at the startup but whenever I logon to the windows after sleep or hibernation this box pops up. This box is just blocking all the icons below it and it is very much annoying.
 
Can anyone please help me out by providing any kind of solution with it ?
 
Thanks in advance.
 
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Answer:White rectangular box in desktop screen of Thinkpad Edge E540

Am I the only one who is facing this problem? That's weird :-s

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My computer has been crashing a lot, which i think is a hardware issue, that is not for this post, but i right now, need assistance, after using my pc in the morning, turning it off, then when i come back, i turn it on, shows the logo, then a dark screen, forever, atleast how long i have waited. I have tried resetting bios, moving ram sticks, messing with BIOS, running hardware checks and software, startup repair says that the laptop boots up, and find no problems, but it doesnt let me do a windows memory diagnostic, i may provide extra information if needed, and i do not know if any more is required, and please do help me, i cannot do anything on my pc until it is fixed 

Answer:Lenovo thinkpad Edge E540, stays in a black screen...

Also, when its in that state, all of the computer is on, too is the display, the laptop isnt just giving it anything to display, its just black. 

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So I ordered a Thinkpad Edge 14 on March 1st. I wasn't quite sure about some specs so I started a chat with the online agent  and got them clarified (or so I thought). Because he told me that the Glossy refered to the finish of the display (and not the outer shell) I ordered the smooth  finish. YouTube videos on Lenovo's channel corrected that error on the agent's part. So I called ASAP to get that changed. I was told that the best thing to do would be to cancel the old order and get a new order. So I did that on the phone while talking to the customer rep and placed order #2. This was on March 2, at this point I had an estimated delivery of 03/17. I was told that this is still being treated as the first order due to them having to cancel the order to make that one change (the order was basically the stock Thinkpad Edge 14 with no customization). 
 
So  when I tried to make the payment change on order #2 I was told that the only way to do that was to cancel order #2 and place order #3. Now understand that this was the same order bing placed over again, I was told that there may be a delay of 2-3 more days. I figured that was acceptable so went ahead with order #3. This had a estimated delivery of 03/17 as well. I called the customer rep to confirm the cancellation of order #2 when i was told that order #3 was corrupt due to an error in their system. So I had to place order #4 !!!
 
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Answer:Help: Thinkpad Edge 14 - Ridiculously long wait !

 drrahurkar wrote: .......Why does a stock build of a laptop take almost 3 weeks to build  ...... It doesn't.  I ordered an Edge 15 for my nephew on 3/6.  The confirmation gave 3/23 as the expected ship date.  It also said I would get an email when the unit shipped.  I didn't. It shipped on 3/8 from Shanghai and arrived on 3/11 in Denver. I have no idea where they come up with their estimated ship dates. This doesn't really help you, but maybe you'll see the machine sooner than you expect. BTW, it's probably not a good idea to post an order number.  The bad guys may be watching. Good luck,Z

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Hello, I just ordered an E540 and it comes with an Intel 7260-N (not AC) mPCIE and it also has an unpopulated M.2 (NGFF) slot presumably for an mSATA cache option.My question is this, can I replace the wireless card with the 802.11AC equivalent? Reading online that replacing the wireless card can cause boot error, but I'm almost certain that I've seen this card (7260-AC) available as configuration option so...? I'd also like to add an mSATA drive to store my OS on and use a 1TB HDD for media (instead of using SSD then using ODD caddy for 1TB HDD, thus losing optical drive).I know that I can add an mSATA card, but where can I buy one? NGFF is fairly new so no one is selling it, and the ones that are have low capacities for high prices. Thanks, Danz207

Answer:ThinkPad Edge E540 - Replace wireless card and add M.2 NGFF mSATA?

danz207 wrote: I'd also like to add an mSATA drive to store my OS on and use a 1TB HDD for media (instead of using SSD then using ODD caddy for 1TB HDD, thus losing optical drive).I know that I can add an mSATA card, but where can I buy one? NGFF is fairly new so no one is selling it, and the ones that are have low capacities for high prices.Note that mSATA and NGFF (now referred to as M.2) are not the same thing.  M.2 cards have a different connector and can be wired for SATA, PCIe or both.  Your laptop has the M.2 SSD slot wired for SATA, so you'll need to look at M.2 SATA SSD's, not PCIe ones.  Whether or not your machine can boot from the M.2 SSD slot will probably be a case of trial and error given that Lenovo only recommend using the M.2 slot for caching. As for available M.2 SSD products, the appropriate one depends on the available space you have.  I couldn't see which length M.2 SSD's could be used in the hardware owners manual for the E540.  However, generally the shortest is going to be 42mm, also known as 2242.  Currently the only product in that length is the MyDigitalSSD 128GB M.2 SATA SSD.  If the slot is longer, up to 80mm, then that opens up the Crucial M500/M550 M.2 SATA (2280) SSD's as an option, which are available in 120/128/240/256/480/512GB capacities.   The Crucial M500 M.2's are available all over the place.  We are still waiting on Crucial getting the M550 M.2 into regular pro... Read more

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I have been getting a notification of a storage device failure from the Hardware Scan in the Lenovo Solution Center.  It is for the 16GB M.2 SSD memory cache device and the failures are for the Random Seek Test, Funnel Seek Test, and SMART Short Self Test.  It has been a while since I first received the notification of failure, but I have been out of warranty the entire time.  Currently, I have not noticed any issues other than getting a bluescreen related to memory management 4 days ago.  Rebooting seems to have fixed that bluescreen issue as I haven't had any other issues. My questions are:  1) Is this failure of the memory cache ssd common?  2) If it is common, and will lead to more issues, can I replace it with a new memory card?  3) If I buy a replacement memory card, once I have it installed, do I just need to run the ExpressCache service again? Thanks ahead of time for any help y'all can provide!

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I got my ThinkPad a few days ago and I've finally gotten the camera to work. After I had finally fixed the camera by installing the proper drivers though, it came up with a new problem: the camera does not display color, nor does it let me enable anything to display colors. The "ColorEnable" option is grayed out when I access its settings through the ThinkVantage Communications Utility. I've tried modifing every single option to no avail. No matter what application uses the webcam, it's always in grayscale. Even if just the laptop itself is the only one using it, it's still in grayscale. It leads me to believe that it's a problem with the camera itself and not any one application. I have not been able to find any solution at all no matter how hard I try to look. Any help would be appreciated. All my camera drivers are up to date as of today. Windows 7 Pro, 64-bitLenovo ThinkPad Edge e540

Answer:ThinkPad Edge e540 integrated camera only in grayscale/black and white

I have the same problem. I have returned the laptop 2 times to the technical service, but according to them, there is no failure in the hardware... The first time they answered that the problem comes from the drivers or updates, but I had everything updated.I have realized that the camera is in color when the illumination of the room is high enough, but in blank and white the rest of the time.In my case I have Windows 8 installed.I am starting to be fed up with that issue because, if there is no problem with the hardware and the camera is working properly that way, it must be indicated in the specifications of the product that we buy a black and white camera as in the 70s.

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Hi, I have a question for you guys. Is keyboard from Lenovo Edge E530 the same one as is in Edge E540? Will it fit properly and work properly on E540?













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Answer:Is keyboard in Edge E530 as same as in Edge E540?

from memory they are different, and not cross compatible.

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I am using Edge E540 ThinkPad laptop, After Windows 10 update Enter key and Full Stop key is not working in Keyboard. But working fine in screen display keyboard. I even tried to reset my computer but no luck. What are the suggestions to fix this issue?

Answer:Edge E540 ThinkPad laptop Enter Key and FullStop Key not working after Windows 10 update

Hello and welcome. Does the Enter key work in BIOS?





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hi all I bought a new laptop    the lenovo thinkpad edge e540 with win 7  64 pro os and after the first update from the lenovo update utility  the power managmet tool icon on the taskbar  is  half down so  it is not normally  and i try to   uninstall and install again the power manager tool and after it   the problem not solovd  and still show half down on the taskbar  i attach the picture of the problem i will appriciate if someone can help me with this issue  and also  someone from lenovo company can take a  look on this problem thanks

Answer:Strange problem on ThinkPad Edge E540 with lenovo power manager utility

Good day.
 
Please have a look at this thread:
forums.lenovo.com/t5/T400-T500-and-newer-T-series/T430s-Error-in-how-the-Power-Manager-icon-displays...
and try the steps that richk describes in the last message.
 
Hope it works for you.
Regards.

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Hi, I'm having MAJOR troubles with Windows 8.1 64 Bit latest version on a Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E540.Effects are:- Startup and BSOD  - DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE  - SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED  - DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL- Serveral effects on the Nvidia GT740M in the device manager not detected or driver could not start  - not detected in device manager  - detected, but driver not started    Die Treiber für dieses Gerät wurden nicht installiert. (Code 28)    Es sind keine kompatiblen Treiber für dieses Gerät vorhanden.    Klicken Sie auf "Treiber aktualisieren", um einen Treiber für dieses Gerät zu finden.  - Updated e.g. Intel Bluetooth driver: => seen, but driver could not be started, deactivated/activated device => OK BIOS version is latest version available today. Latest Intel driver available from Lenovo is very old from 20.12.2013, 10.18.10.3379Nvidia GT740M driver: 9.1.2015, 9.18.13.4725, also older driver don't work reliable. @Lenovo: Please provide newer drivers for Intel HD 4600 and Nvidia GT740M which work reliable on Thinkpad Edge E540 !!!!! Thank you. Gerhard

Answer:Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E540 - Graphic card recognition and blue Screens BSOD

BTW: I'm not the only one: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/E-S-Edge-Twist-und-Yoga-Serie/E540-permanent-Bluescreen/td-p/1500624 Gerhard

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My computer has been crashing a lot, which i think is a hardware issue, that is not for this post, but i right now, need assistance, after using my pc in the morning, turning it off, then when i come back, i turn it on, shows the logo, then a dark screen, forever, atleast how long i have waited. I have tried resetting bios, moving ram sticks, messing with BIOS, running hardware checks and software, startup repair says that the laptop boots up, and find no problems, but it doesnt let me do a windows memory diagnostic, i may provide extra information if needed, and i do not know if any more is required, and please do help me, i cannot do anything on my pc until it is fixed 

Answer:Lenovo thinkpad Edge E540, stays in a black screen, after showing the logo, just before startup

Also, when its in that state, all of the computer is on, too is the display, the laptop isnt just giving it anything to display, its just black. 

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So  the issue is the Synaptics Control Panel is displayed in a way that is too big vertically to see the entire window as per: The keyboard click-for-click instructions on reproducing this:1.  Start up from a Lenovo factory install of Windows 8.1 Professional x64 with all drivers updated to latest as provided by Lenovo, and Windows upgraded with latest updates (no drivers installed through Windows Updates).2.  Control Panel > Display and notice the defaults as per below:3.  Control Panel > Mouse > tab ThinkPad > button Advanced and notice the new window Synaptics Control Panel is proportional vertically as per below:4.  Control Panel > Display > click checkbox Let me choose one scaling level for all my displays > radio button Medium - 125% > click button Apply.5.  Sign out and sign in to Windows.6.  Control Panel > Mouse > tab ThinkPad > button Advanced and notice the new window Synaptics Control Panel is too big vertically to see the bottom of the window.What is noticed is when one changes the registry entry:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Synaptics\SynTPCpl\Controls\ClientHeightPxfrom 640 to 550, the Synaptics Control Panel looks acceptable vertically, and persists through reboots. However, this is correlated to an issue where any configurations made are all reverted automatically, after about ten seconds from clicking OK in the Synaptics Control Panel. Hence, this is not a WORKAROUND/solution. March ... Read more

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Hi, My touchpad is touchy.  I will be typing something and all of a sudden the cursor will jump because the touchpad was still active.  Cannot find any setting anywhere which disables the keyboard while typing.  Also cannot find a feature that disables the touchpad when a mouse is plugged in. Any help appreciated Josh

Answer:Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550 touch pad disable when typing + disable with usb mouse feature missing

Hi jd31,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Forums!
 
You could consider disabling the synaptics pointing device in Device manager while you have attached the USB mouse.                
 
Please let us know, whether the above step helped you.
Thank you, have a good day.
 
Regards,
Naveen.v

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I hope this is the correct place to post - did not see a E series in the ThinkPad Board... I am getting an error when trying to update to Lenovo System Update version 5.07.0065.I recently upgraded the computer form Windows 7 to Windows 10. Trying to make sure my drivers were up-to-date I ran across the newer version of the System Update app. When I tried to install, it gave me this error:The old version is now none existant in Programs and Features. Any ideas? All are appreciated!  Thanks.

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I hope this is the correct place to post - did not see a E series in the ThinkPad Board... I am getting an error when trying to update to Lenovo System Update version 5.07.0065.I recently upgraded the computer form Windows 7 to Windows 10. Trying to make sure my drivers were up-to-date I ran across the newer version of the System Update app. When I tried to install, it gave me this error:The old version is now none existant in Programs and Features. Any ideas? All are appreciated!  Thanks.

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I ve bought thinkpade edge 13 (0221RY6) and formated my hdd (was trying to install win XP). But now i am ready to switch on Windows seven and i am very sorry that i ve formated my HDD with pre installed windows 7.Somebody who has same machine PLS Can u give me your copy of recovery usb or link on it! Or any other help.THANKS!

Answer:I have lost my Recovery HDD with pre installed windows 7 on ThinkPad Edge 13 edge PLS Need HElp!

This is why one should burn recovery media before fiddling with the HD.
 
One option would be to download a legal Windows 7 ISO and install it.  Or borrow one.  You can use the product key on the bottom of your machine (or in the battery compartment) to activate the installation.  You may have to use the phone option to activate.
 
Working Legal Windows 7 Download Links 
 
To do this you must install the same version of Windows that came on your machine - but it can be either 32 or 64 bit.
 
Your machine came with Win7 Home Basic 32.  I can't say for certain that these "all version" ISOs include that version, but you can try and see.
 
Once you have Windows installed, go to the Lenovo support page and enter your machine type.  That will take you to a list of drivers and apps to download.  Expand the ThinkVantage option and install ThinkVantage System Update.  You can then run it and it will download and install the other software automatically.
 
I'm basing this on what I see on the US pages.  Yours may be different.
 
Good luck,
Z.

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Hello, I just bought an Edge 15 and I'm wondering if backlight bleed is a common problem with it. There are several places around the edge of the display where the backlight discolors the screen. I've attached a picture; note the top edge of the screen especially. Is this normal, or is it worth looking into a repair?  Also, I'm surprised that this model does not appear on Lenovo's website at all. I have only found one review for it, and it seems Best Buy was the only one to sell it. Anyone know about that? EDIT: Apparently my thread was moved to the ThinkPad Edge forum, though I'm pretty sure that this is not a ThinkPad Edge series device (as far as I can tell that series was discontinued and this was not ThinkPad branded). If someone could clarify that would be awesome. Thanks!

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Hi, everybody. As I can find no help with this particular issure anywhere online I'll try posting here. I got the following 1802 failure message twice today on my ThinkPad (Edge E540) without having done anything to it (I know a lot of people get the message when they try to change the network card): 1802: Unauthorized network car dis plugged in - Power off and remove the network card (8086/08B1/0006/0000).(I'm not quite sure about the last numbers - I had to make a shoddy screenshot with a cell phone) I got the failure message twice (turning the laptop off and on again) and then the laptop started without problems. I checked with both Win 8 diagnostics and the Lenovo Solution Center but the status is: laptop's running just fine. All software is up to date (otherwise I might have been looking for a solution there) and, therefore, I'm clueless. My questions are:1) What can cause this particular problem?2) How can  I prevent it from happening? Is there a solution (an easy-to-follow one for the laywoman)?3) Am I supposed to panic right now? Is the unprovoked appearance of this problem a sign that I should backup the whole machine asap and start looking for a new one (which would leave me pissed as my ThinkPad has been in use for meager 9 months)? I'm grateful for any help, piece of advice or insight that you can give me.

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Hello I want to buy Edge E550 and I don't kow if lenovo have in plan upgrade it with Quad Core i7 CPUs (Broadwell) when it come out or i7 5500U (two cores) is strongest CPU which E550 will get? What you think?





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Answer:Question about Edge E550 CPU Support

I had the same question, also will the GPU be upgraded? AMD Radeon R7 M260 is to little IMO

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Question: Think Edge e540

Good day.I have one problem, i can't disable FN button. I tryed to dissable into bios, but is didnt work.. Next step what i've done, i downloaded the drivers for keyboard from this site, and nothing is didnt work.What i must to do? Please help me! Thanks. Waiting for yours replies. 

Answer:Think Edge e540

Fn + Esc to toggle function lock on and off, if that's your problem...

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Hi !Someone can tell me what is the best resolution for E540 windows 7? (The recomended is 1920x1080, But I don't like it...). any recommendations?Thanks

Answer:What is the best resolution for E540 Edge?

My E540 has a built-in display with a default resolution of 1366 x 768. 

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Hey Guys, i've tried to upgrade my 4GB RAM in the Thinkpad Edge E540 with another 4GB module.System boots fine with both RAM's (old and new) separately (independent of which RAM-Slot is used). The trouble begins when I insert both 4GB RAM modules. Windows boot results in a blue screen and restart. Restarting the System in safe mode works though, BIOS and Task manager detect 8192MB of RAM and everything seems to work. Here are some specs of the modules and the system (CPU-Z):OS: Win7 professionalMOBO: lenovo, model 20C60041GEBIOS: J9ET61WW (1.61), Date: 03/21/2014RAM (old): Samsung, 4GB, PC3-12800(800MHz), part number M471B5173QH0-YK0, serial number 14E6F638, 01/14, DDR3, voltage 1.35VRAM(new): Samsung, 4GB, PC3-12800(800MHz), part number M471B5173EB0-YK0, serial number 3257DCED, 19/16, DDR3, voltage 1.35V Maybe the RAM modules are incompatible (even though they look the specs are similar)?I have no clue how to progress, so if you have any idea what might cause this problem please let me know.Every help is much appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Edge E540 RAM Upgrade

Thanks for the excellent documentation.  Both memories from Samsung made it easier.http://www.samsung.com/semiconductor/application/consumer-device/notebook>selection tool>ddr3 sodimm>select your QH0 and your EB0, compare.Your memory:I have no idea about K0 vs H9, lol.Your memory is fine.BIOS looks fine. Safe mode looks fine.Boot regular is BSOD.  State the stop code.#1 suspect is your graphics driver.I assume BSOD  occurred after your regular boot completed; based on your task manager note of 8K on system.You might have a other crappy driver, AFTER you did a normal boot.  

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Hi everyone, I'm wanting to buy a new laptop and currently deciding between this ThinkPad Edge E540 (479 Euros) and this refurbished ThinkPad T420 (299 Euros) I'll be using this almost exclusively for working with audio (music production, DJing, recording & listening to music) and almost nothing else - I run Ableton and Traktor which are quite CPU-heavy so the processor is quite important.Whichever I bought I would be taking the DVD drive out and putting in a SSD for the OS and my programs, and I would also be adding an extra 4GB of RAM.I don't have much money at the moment so the 180 Euros I'd save by buying the refurb would be very appreciated, however I really don't want to compromise the speed/lifespan of my laptop.---So my question is, how much do you think a 3-4 year old T420 (which from what I understand are one of the best laptops ever made) would compare to a brand new Edge E540 in terms of speed, and which do you think would last longer?---Thanks in advance for your input.

Answer:New Edge E540 vs Refurbished T420

If CPU is very important, go with the E540, but it's not a huge difference.Assuming you'll be locking in the multiplier to maximum base to minimize DPC latencies, the i5-2520M has a base clock of 2.5GHz, and the i5-4210M has a base clock of 2.6GHz (effectively ~2.86GHz with the ~10% IPC increase from Sandy Bridge to Haswell).You can close this gap a bit by trying to find a T420 with an i7-2620M or i7-2640M, which have base clocks 2.7 and 2.8GHz, respectively.mSATA SSDs are also more economical for the T420, compared to the NGFF SSDs of the E540.

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Hi, I have a problem with wifi. After installing windows 8.1 my wifi always disconnect. I have to restart my notebook for repair it. Please help me. I cant start do nothing important with my notebook, while there is this problem. Thank you













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Answer:Think Pad Edge E540, Type 20C6003QXS

Hi Kristián,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to hear that Wifi of your Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E540 is not working properly.
 
Go to Device manager and expand Network adapters ? right click on Wifi adapter (Intel or Realtek) click on properties ? go to Power Management and uncheck ?Allow computer to turn off this device to save power?.
 
Hope this helps.
 
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar





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Hi, I have a brand new Edge E540 with a freshly installed Windows 7 Professional x64. I have all the newest drivers, but when I play audio I experience dropouts, which I suspect to be due to high DPC Latency. According to Latency Mon the main culprit is ndis.sys, closely followed by my USB drivers (iusb3xhc.sys, or if I uninstall that, USBPORT.sys). There are a few others with much higher latency than they should have, as you can see here: Disabling Wi-Fi gets rid of ndis.sys which helps quite a lot, but I'd quite like to be able to listen to music and use the internet at the same time. There are two different WLAN drivers on the Lenovo website and I've tried both but to no avail. I've also tried all the standard changing Power Management options and that kind of thing, and am at a complete loss at what to do next.

Answer:High DPC Latency with the Edge E540

This is odd, i never had that problem on my machine... E540, core i7 4702MQ ...Try disabling USB3.0 in the bios, and put it in 2.0 mode and check it.USB 3.0 has lot's of problems under win 7 ...I used windows 7 only for two weeks on my laptop, because i bought 8... anyway on windows 8, everything is fine.Also what kind of USB devices do you have connected. Because some device could be USB3 incompatible or with bad USB cable/connection and could be flooding the USB controler.Usb 3 is way more capricious than 2.0, especially with longer than 3 meters cables.P.S. Oh i forgot to mention that there used to be reported some "cracking" noises with the older bios versions, so also try updating the BIOS to the latest.

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Hi, I have a problem with my Bluetooth on my notebook. I am paired with my phone, but i cant send or receive any files. I think, that i should install new drivers, but i dont know which one. Which should i install? This?: http://support.lenovo.com/sk/sk/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-edge-laptops/thinkpad-edge-e5... or this? http://support.lenovo.com/sk/sk/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-edge-laptops/thinkpad-edge-e5... Thank you for your help Kristián

Answer:Think Pad Edge E540, Type 20C6003QXS

Look in Device Manager under Bluetooth Radios. Does it say Realtek or Intel?

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So I've looked everywhere for a specific motherboard that was installed in certain E540 models. Right now I only have the one with Intel HD 4600, however I have been looking tirelessly for one with the Nvidia GPU without paying for a new E540 from overseas. Are there any better ways to find such a part? I do have the list of part numbers, but most yield no results, sadly.

Answer:Replacement Motherboard for Edge E540

Good day and welcome to the community.
 
Have a look at the E540 FRU BOM: https://download.lenovo.com/parts/ThinkPad/e540_fru_bom_20140728.pdf
The PLANARS section lists the system boards that were configured for this machine. The FRU P/Ns should help you to source what you seek.
 
Edit to add: Only one P/N: 04X4949
Planar Discrete Intel HM87 Chipset w/ nVIDIA N14P-GV2 GT730M 2 GB,Win8 PRO,Y-SBA,NTPM
shows as available from the maintenance parts site:
http://www-304.ibm.com/shop/americas/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/default/PromotionDisplay?promoName=pa... for $308.00. No other hits.
 
Hope this helps a bit.
Regards.

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 Hi,  I have a problem with web browsers. Chrome is working properly, but IE, mozilla and opera dont load pages. If I write any adress in any of these three web browsers, it start loading. Small symbol is showing, that is loading, but nothing else happening. It not writing something about proxy server, or web page cant be loaded or something like this. It just loading and loading.....  But Chrome is working properly. Could you help me please? Thank you Kristián

Answer:Think Pad Edge E540, Type 20C6003QXS

Try to reinstall Mozilla and Opera.Are you using a proxy? Make sure the browsers are automatically detecting the proxy settings.

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Hi, my laptop's volume is very low, even with the setting at maximum. I have windows 10. Problem started before few days. Do you have any idea, what is the problem? Thank you for help Kristián

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Hi, my laptop's volume is very low, even with the setting at maximum. I have windows 10. Problem started before few days. Do you have any idea, what is the problem? Thank you for help Kristián

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Hi all, TPM cannot be found on my new E540 (20C6).Neither by the TPM console nor by Bitlocker. I looked around in the BIOS / UEFI but with no luck.Upgrade to the latest BIOS is installed, also ALL other updates which would be shown to me by Lenovo Update AND Windows Update are installed. Somewhere it was written that one would need to install Intel Small Business Advantage (which is also installed automatically by Lenovo Solutions for Small Business) but neither Intel Small Business Advantage nor Lenovo Solutions for Small Business will install. Errormessage is: 'This system does not support the installation of  Intel Small Business Advantage'. Is there a (hidden) BIOS option or any other trick to enable the TPM module? Additional Info:Im running Windows 8.1 Pro. Device Manager reports 2 problems:- Intel Wireless Bluetooth 4.0 + HS-Adapter (digital signature of the driver cannot be checked)- IWD Bus Enumerator (there are two of those, one working, the other cannot load drivers due to the object name being already existant) Lenovo Solution Center is listing an 'Unknown device' which I cannot find in the device manager (also not when activating 'show also hidden elements'). 













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Answer:TPM+Bitlocker issue Edge E540

Go into BIOS Setup -> Security -> Security Chip
What do you see?

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Here's an idea for the Product Team - find out who designed the Edge E540 and send him/her/them back to design school. I've just purchased one of these - only to find that it has two design faults. Number one - the mouse pad is far too clunky, and at the same time too sensitive. Number two - and for me an important one - there is no charge indicator light, so the only way of telling what the battery state is, and whether or not the laptop is fully charged, is to switch the laptop on. If I'd known about this before I purchased it, I would not have done so. I cannot imagine what the designer was thinking when he or she decided to omit this important indication. I'm going to ask the supplier if they will swap it for a different brand.

Answer:Lenovo Edge E540 feature feedback

Malcom,
 
Thanks for the feedback..   As a suggestion, you might check for a later touchpad driver from our support site and also see if you can adjust the sensitivity settings in the control panel.
 
Point taken on the indicator lights.    I've seen a reduction in indicator lights on various models and we are noting the customer feedback.  I certainly find them valuable and hope that future designs will put them back.
 
Best regards,
 
Mark

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Hi, my laptop's volume is very low, even with the setting at maximum. Problem started today. I have windows 10. Thank you for help Kristián

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Hello fellas! I've been using external monitor for a while now with my Thinkpad Edge E540 ( HDMI connected ). One day i wanted to use my notebook without my external screen and i realised it no longer works. Somehow it takes external screen as it's primary one. I tried to do F7 duplicate screens extends etc. I also reinstalled my Display adapter still nothing. In my bios, startup screen is set to Internal LCD thinkpad however it never boots to internal screen. In settings i simply cannot detect it's internal monitor in any way. Any ideas how can i fix this situation? Thank you for your answers and help! Kind regards

Answer:Edge E540 - Can't detect own internal screen

Look in the BIOS under config/displays

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Hi, my laptop's volume is very low, even with the setting at maximum. Problem started today. I have windows 10. Thank you for help Kristián

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The Thinkpad Edge E540 currently comes with Windows 7 preinstalled, Windows 8 added as recovery disk. It is also suffering from an issue, where the fan will spin unnecessarily fast until going to standby and waking up again. As a solution it was suggested to use the Power Manager utility [1]. However, the download page [2] lists the Power Manager only for Windows 7 (and indeed it won't install on Windows 8.1).  Does this mean that the Power Manager is not available for Windows 8? If  it isn't, will it be?   [1] http://support.lenovo.com/gb/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-edge-laptops/thinkpad-edge-e5...[2] http://support.lenovo.com/de/de/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-edge-laptops/thinkpad-edge-e5...

Answer:Edge E540: Power Manager for Windows 8.1?

Related to https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-Edge-S-series/E540-Fan-does-not-stop/td-p/1439657

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Hi, I know that some other Lenovo models have problems with very high DPC latency, causing drop outs and crackles while using CPU-heavy audio programs (music productiong, DJing etc), but I couldn't find any info specific to the Edge E540. So do any of you have experiences (good/bad) with the Edge E540 and audio?

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I have tried to send a suggestion to Microsoft about MS Edge, however all sites I find are more like forums. Does Microsoft even have something like a suggestion box?

My suggestion is to allow add blockers to work when in private window. Firefox does this so why not MS Edge. BTW Google Chrome does not either.

Henry

Answer:How to send a suggestion to Microsoft about MS Edge.

Feedback hub.

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I recently purchased an Edge E540 with integrated Intel graphics. Is it possible to install a discrete graphics card as well? I'll be doing cad renderings and need the extra power. If so what type of cards should I consider?Thanks!

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There are 2 different arrangement, but have the same problem.The first: The system consist of: A Lenovo E550 laptopLenovo ThinkPad OneLink Pro Dock2 Asus MonitorThe Second: The system consist of: A Lenovo E540 LaptopLenovo ThinkPad OneLink Pro Dock2 ViewSonic Monitor The problem: Once in a while, but for sure everyday, The Screen of both monitors disappeared suddenly (without warning); If we disconnect the laptop from the OneLink Pro Dock, then, the laptop works well or OK again. What should i do to fix the problem? Should I download a certain video driver? Thanks,tjie

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Hi, I've run into problems with http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS039878 during reinstall on my edge e540 20c6-003qmc. Anybody else has this issue? And how to solve it? I've skipped the instalation for now.  BSOD error: VIDEO_DXGKRNL_FATAL_ERROR Edit: resolved, I am stupid - need to install http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS039880 instead

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Hi, I need a help with my keyboard. When i press some keys, it will start write multiple. For example if i press I, it writes i8. If i press r, it writes r4. Problem started before 2 days, when i cleaned my keyboard with a foam. Please help me, or give me an advice what should i do, because i writing this text 10 minutes long.  Thank you for your help Kristián

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Recently I keep getting the following messages : "Internet Explorer has stopped working, a problem caused the program to stop working correctly"  OR  "Windows Power Shell has stopped working, Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available".I have only got the latter message once but many more times for the first message.  Any Help or suggestions on what to do or check?

Answer:Internet Explorer Problems?/Lenovo Think Pad Edge E540 Windows 7 Pro

There seem to be many problems with IE.  I don't like edge and I always liked IE better than Chrome, but I had so many problems with IE on various laptops and also my non-Lenovo desktop.  Finally, I gave up and switched to chrome.  I assume MS spends little effort on IE problems since they want you to switch to edge.

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Hello, I Purchased a Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E540 on the 8th of August for general use (Programming, work, etc.) I encountered a few problems with it, Problem 1: I was making a game for a competition in a team however the sound was not working for the game (didnt appear in sound mixer, looked at the "allow programs to take exclusive control of this device" but it was already checked.) the sound worked for other members of the team. Whether this is due to an issue with monogame / visual studio or the laptop itself I do not know. Problem 2: All of the browsers suddenly stopped working, as in wouldnt even load at all. I tried reinstalling, multiple video tutorials however the only thing that seemed to work was changing the name of the application in the root file of the browser to something other than the default (i.e chrome.exe to chrometest.exe) This happened to IE, Firefox and Chrome, it even seemed to happen on my desktop but wasnt that big of an issue since the Thinkpad has an open browser button on the keyboard that I would like to be able to use which I am not able due to this problem. Trying to resolve the problems:In order to resolve these issues(with hindsight I would have made sure all drivers are up to date - oops) I completed many system restores up to a point that I was lost in them and was unsure where I could revert back to what the system was before I started the restores, now the system is slowed and on bootup it hangs on a black scre... Read more

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Is Microsoft Edge Any Good?: Is Microsoft Edge Any Good?

Answer:lifehacker just did a very nice review/suggestion of Microsoft Edge!

Thanks for the link!

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Brink said:

You're most welcome.

This may help if you wanted to import favorites to Microsoft Edge.

How to Import Bookmarks from Chrome to Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

How to Import Bookmarks from Firefox to Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

How to Import Favorites from Internet Explorer to Microsoft Edge in Windows 10



With 14393.3 I finally decided to switch to Edge. I imported from the IE and spent the afternoon using Edge to cleanup all the favorites to the way I like them. So I am happy with Edge on this machine. Now I want to do the same with my laptop but I don't want to import them the favorites from the IE and repeat my work. I cleaned the favorites on the laptop Edge, turned on sync and waited for the magic to happen like it does with the IE.

After a while I noticed a couple of folders in the laptop favorites which came from this computer, but nowhere near all the favorites. Do I just need to wait and give Edge more time to snyc the favorites?

Answer:Wait and give Edge more time to snyc the favorites?

Hello alkaufmann,

If you are signed in to the same Microsoft account on both PCs and have sync turned on in Microsoft Edge, then the favorites should eventually sync. Usually within 24 hours.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...-turn-off.html

If you like, you could also manually backup and restore your favorites in Microsoft Edge to effectively export and import.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/7...dows-10-a.html

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Originally Posted by Brink


You're most welcome.

This may help if you wanted to import favorites to Microsoft Edge.

How to Import Bookmarks from Chrome to Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

How to Import Bookmarks from Firefox to Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

How to Import Favorites from Internet Explorer to Microsoft Edge in Windows 10



With 14393.3 I finally decided to switch to Edge. I imported from the IE and spent the afternoon using Edge to cleanup all the favorites to the way I like them. So I am happy with Edge on this machine. Now I want to do the same with my laptop but I don't want to import them the favorites from the IE and repeat my work. I cleaned the favorites on the laptop Edge, turned on sync and waited for the magic to happen like it does with the IE.

After a while I noticed a couple of folders in the laptop favorites which came from this computer, but nowhere near all the favorites. Do I just need to wait and give Edge more time to snyc the favorites?

Answer:Wait and give Edge more time to snyc the favorites?

Hello alkaufmann,

If you are signed in to the same Microsoft account on both PCs and have sync turned on in Microsoft Edge, then the favorites should eventually sync. Usually within 24 hours.

Microsoft Edge Sync Favorites and Reading List - Turn On or Off

If you like, you could also manually backup and restore your favorites in Microsoft Edge to effectively export and import.

Microsoft Edge Favorites - Backup and Restore in Windows 10

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Hello,With my previous Thinkpad X61s I was able to press Fn key and use some alpha keys as a numeric keypad but with my new Thinkpad X1 there is no such feature. I have some applications which do require the use of numeric keypad (note that the keycodes received by the OS are not the same if the normal numeric keys are used). Please, do not suggest to plug an external USB keypad or keyboard, that's, of course, a solution (which I don't like at all). Anyone has some suggestion to overcome this problem somehow? Thanks!Kind regardsBoyan 

Answer:Numeric Keypad (on Fn+alpha keys) missing on Thinkpad X1 and Thinkpad Edge

As you are experiencing Fn+ alpha numeric keys are not working, I would suggest you to please update the Power Manager software and also update the Bios of your system from the below mentioned web link.
 
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/default.page?
 
After this, please restart the system and check if the issue resolved.
 
 
Thanks & Regards,
Sameer





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I have a ThinkPad 431 with Windows 7 the BIOS  turned on for always on.I switched on the USB option always on in lenovo utility. Thinkpad has 3 USB ports, two on the left and one on the right.The one on the right works when the thinkpad is in hibernation. The left ones don't. When thinkpad is on, all ports charge. Is this by design or is there a problem with my Thinkpad unit. I really realy need two ports for charging. 

Answer:ThinkPad Edge 431 Powered USB charging at only one port when thinkpad is in hibernate

I should mention that I don't have any yellow USB port. Neither the left or the right ones have yellow.

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in my opinion it's the worst ever.i bought this laptop a year and half ago ,last a few days ago it started to work once out 10 times i try to turn it on !i went to Lenovo maintenance in Jordan (that's where i live) and they told me i need new motherboard he told me it'll cost minimum 300 USD !!its better to buy new laptop .and as i started to look online a couple others had the same problemi don't know if it was factory problem or what !i am an old lenovo customer i still have lenovo thinkpad r51 which still works fine! and my new laptop is dead .i lost my faith in the brand .

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Wil this card,Lenovo 04W3814, pass the whitelist on a Lenovo Edge E540 with bios 2.16?I'm unable to find a list with usable FRU's for this type of laptop.













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Answer:Lenovo 04W3814, will it pass whitelist on Lenovo Edge E540 (Bios 2.16)

Hello and welcome,
 
The BOM is a little hard to find:  http://download.lenovo.com/parts/ThinkPad/e540_fru_bom_20140728.pdf
 
Looks like the answer is no.  Nothing in the BIOS readme mentions adding any wifi cards.
 
Z.

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Hello to all, This is my first post.
Today I found out that Google had limited its search service on Edge by MicrosoftInsider.es, and this happens
This is a great hoax, and also seems to make it or for two reasons:
1. Attempt of Stop of growth of Microsoft Edge
or 2. Google Revenge
What is the solution? This:
Press F12 (if you are on a laptop press Fn + F12), This open the F12 Tools
After go to Emulation, in Browser select or Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, and Solutionated.
Well, I hope to see their opinions and also see that users of Google in Edge make.
Kind Regards :)
PD: i use Bing

Answer:Google limits the search service in Microsoft Edge ¿this is a hazard for the grow of Edge?

I'm not exactly sure about what you're saying.. Afaik Google hasn't implemented any limits for Edge users. Do you have proof of this? The picture you have added does not proof that Google has implemented a limited number of searches for Edge users

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Hello to all, This is my first post.
Today I found out that Google had limited its search service on Edge by MicrosoftInsider.es, and this happens
This is a great hoax, and also seems to make it or for two reasons:
1. Attempt of Stop of growth of Microsoft Edge
or 2. Google Revenge
What is the solution? This:
Press F12 (if you are on a laptop press Fn + F12), This open the F12 Tools
After go to Emulation, in Browser select or Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, and Solutionated.
Well, I hope to see their opinions and also see that users of Google in Edge make.
Kind Regards :)
PD: i use Bing

Answer:Google limits the search service in Microsoft Edge ¿this is a hazard for the grow of Edge?

I'm not exactly sure about what you're saying.. Afaik Google hasn't implemented any limits for Edge users. Do you have proof of this? The picture you have added does not proof that Google has implemented a limited number of searches for Edge users

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/* This code works on all other browsers and loads the 800 + fonts, in Edge does not load anything, but if I limit the load to 300 fonts in the loop these are loaded, any idea? Is my fault? */

var familiesArray = [];
$.each( lorem_ipsum.items, function(index, val){ //load google fonts asynchronously
familiesArray.push(val.family);
//if (index < 300) familiesArray.push(val.family);
//if (index > 550) familiesArray.push(val.family);
//if (index > 100) return false;
});

/* lorem_ipsum.items.forEach(function(val, index){
familiesArray.push(val.family);
});
*/
/* for ( var i = 0, len = lorem_ipsum.items.length; i < len; i++){
familiesArray.push(lorem_ipsum.items[i].family);
}
*/
WebFontConfig = {
google: {
families: familiesArray
},
};
(function(d) {
var wf = d.createElement('script'), s = d.scripts[0];
wf.src = 'https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/webfont/1.6.26/webfont.js';
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I've been having this problem since I upgraded to the creator's update. Sometimes everything works perfectly, but most of the time I have these issues:

Edge won't connect to internet or load anythingI can't close tabs in EdgeThe "Close all tabs" option in edge doesn't work, only closes 1 tabI can only get Edge to close using Task ManagerWindows Store apps like Twitter and Netflix won't connect and also sometimes won't closeI can't check for Windows updates through settings (won't connect again)

The internet works on third party apps that weren't downloaded in the Windows Store, like Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and Spotify. Does anyone have any idea what could be causing this or how I could fix it? Thanks so much!

Answer:Internet Not Working in Edge & Windows Store Apps, Edge Won't Close

Hi ineedhelppls. Welcome to the TenForums @ineedhelppls

First thing I would do is run these commands at command prompt(admin). In the following commands do not key in the information in brackets, it is there to tell you what command does.

ipconfig /flushdns (Clear the dns cache)
nbtstat -RR (release and refesh NetBIOS names)
netsh int ip reset (reset ip settings)
netsh winsock reset (Reset Winsock Catalog)

Test.

Then I would disable IPv6. You will notice it can be enabled just as easy.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/...nts-in-windows

If you still get issues I would recommend a network reset. You will lose wireless passwords.

Start=>Settings=>Network and Internet=> scroll down to bottom on the right hand side, last option, Network Reset.
Ken

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Microsoft Edge does not have any control buttons, from the opening page you have to search to get to any website.
Does anyone know how to get these to work in edge? As of right now it is a useless program and a huge step backwards from IE11.

Answer:Edge has no back, forward, home, url, favorites, or settings. How can I get all of these to work in Edge?

if you are talking about the mobile version i have to say it haves all of the above exept the forward button

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Hello Thinkpad Support & Community, I'd like to buy the Thinkpad Edge E540 Touch. However only with FullHD Touch Display. That is why I would love to know when the FullHD Touch Display option becomes available. Does anyone know?!Thank you!Greetings,Peter

Answer:Availability of the FullHD Touch option for the Edge E540 Touch?

Hi Peter,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
There are models of Lenovo ThinkPad E540 that comes with a Full HD display. Here is the data sheet of E540.
 
You may choose a desired machine type number from the personal reference document of Edge Notebooks.
 
Hope this helps!
 
Best regards,
Mithun.





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hi folks, i am trying to decide between an edge e520 and an edge 15, i5, 15.6" screen. main use is for music production (cubase) but also some tv and movie watching. both the ones i am looking at have the anti-glare screen. - has anyone here got any experience of either model with music production? - is it exactly the same display on both models or is one better than the other (for movies etc)? i've read a few negative reports about the display quality.  thanks!    

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Since installing the November Windows 10 update (11/17/15) none of my favorites are being stored in the default Edge folder. While in Edge the favorites are available but when I go to the default folder they are not listed. Is there another location they may be being saved or has my default location somehow been changed? My AppData folder shows a creation date of 11/17/15 with no modifications being made in favorites since that date.

Answer:Microsoft Edge Favorites not in default folder but availalbe in Edge

Hello mongands, and welcome to Ten Forums.

Microsoft Edge Favorites - Backup and Restore in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

Microsoft Edge Favorites - Add or Remove in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums


   Note
Starting in in Windows 10 Insider Preview build 10565 and Windows 10 TH2 version 10511 build 10568, your favorites and favorites bar in Microsoft Edge are now stored in an ESE database file in the DataStore folder at the location below.


Code:
%LocalAppData%\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AC\MicrosoftEdge\User\Default\DataStore

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Since installing the November Windows 10 update (11/17/15) none of my favorites are being stored in the default Edge folder. While in Edge the favorites are available but when I go to the default folder they are not listed. Is there another location they may be being saved or has my default location somehow been changed? My AppData folder shows a creation date of 11/17/15 with no modifications being made in favorites since that date.

Answer:Microsoft Edge Favorites not in default folder but availalbe in Edge

Hello mongands, and welcome to Ten Forums.

Microsoft Edge Favorites - Backup and Restore in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

Microsoft Edge Favorites - Add or Remove in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums


   Note
Starting in in Windows 10 Insider Preview build 10565 and Windows 10 TH2 version 10511 build 10568, your favorites and favorites bar in Microsoft Edge are now stored in an ESE database file in the DataStore folder at the location below.


Code:
%LocalAppData%\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AC\MicrosoftEdge\User\Default\DataStore

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Hi,I am very interesting in  buying a Thinkpad Edge 15.6"  but  I have read that some people  feel that the keyboard is a little bit too flexible due to the built in DVD drive.Have Lenovo made anything about this?Feed back from an Edge owner or Lenovo would be appreciated. I also see that Lenovo  in one of the web pages calls the Edge the "new 15.6" .What is new? RegardsStefan

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As you should know the E530 doesn't have a mic jack.  So I was wondering if I got  USB mic, will the E530 support that mic? 

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One day when i was watching youtube my pc screen freezed and sound started glitching. Then i turned my pc off. When i started it again Windows is loading files... screen came up and then Microsoft corporation screen came up.Then  i was in System recovery settings and i needed to choose my language next i could choose between choosing recovery tools to help fix problems starting Windows or Restore my computer to a system image i created earlier.In recovery tools i had to choose my operating system but there were no operating systems listed. In system image windows could not find a system image on my computer. Can i fix my pc with command promt or something? Please help!!!  

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Question: Thinkpad Edge 525

Hi,i had a problem with the monitor backlight on my E525. It went totally gone and i needed a flashlight to see anything. I deinstalled the graphics drivers and it was fine again. I just see everything in 1024*786 and it says "standard vga graphics card" because i have no driver. Now i want to reinstall the Lenovo drivers, but on the homepage i dont find the graphic drivers for E525.Can anyone help? Thanks alot!

Answer:Thinkpad Edge 525

Hi, startrip
 
I think I found what you're looking for. This is the driver for the AMD graphics that your computer uses. To find drivers on Lenovo's site easily, go to support.lenovo.com, click on Driver Matrix, select the line of computer you have (ThinkPad, ThinkCentre, etc.) and then select your system. 
 
Hope it helps,
Adam





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just recently bought my first laptop and got good recommendations on lenovo...however i have found everything else to be fairly frustrating. There are no instructions regarding inital battery setup to ensure lengevity in the box. i called customer service. i looked online. they directed me to go back online and read a manual which still did not have the proper information and was organized extremely poorly. basically im just venting a little about my lack of satisfaction and wondering how to get the most out of battery/. I have looked everywhere.

Answer:New Thinkpad edge 14

New owner here also. There was limited documentation in the box, and on the last pages of something that looked like generic policy / license info, I found a few basic instructions. Of note, the battery may not have full capacity until it has been fully charged and discharged for several cycles. Agreed documentation is not the best, but everything is pretty straightforward, except detailed configurations, which is always trial and error. So far, I really like the notebook.

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