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Keyboard Sound Issue on Thinkpad Yoga 460

Question: Keyboard Sound Issue on Thinkpad Yoga 460

Anyone got an issue with the keyboard? Sometimes when I type using the keyboard, it make a sound, coming from the speaker. I have no idea what happen. The keyboard function as normal, apart from making random noise through the speaker somehow. And it happens for the alphabet buttons only. I tried to pinpoint what makes the noise and if certain buttons trigger it, but so far, looks like it is random and any button can trigger it.










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Answer: Keyboard Sound Issue on Thinkpad Yoga 460

Finally got a fix for the problem. I should have googled the issue some more before posting it here. For anyone having this problem, or curious about the fix, here is the link that solved my problem. Apparently, it is a "feature" of most thinkpad model since years ago.Keyboard beeping issue solved

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When a Windows 8 ThinkPad Yoga is connected to a ThinkPad OneLink Pro Dock (Model DU9033S1) which has a sound cable placed into its headphone jack, every few seconds the sound will alternate between the laptop speakers and the docking station. It appears that the connection to the docking station is briefly lost (sound comes from laptop speakers), and then re-established (sound goes to docking station). However, during this "disconnect/connect", all other aspects of the docking station are unaffected (video, network, USB).
 
Updating BIOS, audio drivers, dock drivers & firmware have had no impact. If sound cable is removed from dock, then behaves normally (sound goes to dock only). Happens with multiple Thinkpad Yogas and multiple docking stations.
 
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.

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Hey guys, after some excersize, I got on my laptop and had  a few drops of sweat land on the keyboard and trackpad. I turned the laptop off shortly after, this was 6:30pm yesterday and now at 7:00 am some of the keys are still acting wonky. I gotta say I am very worried as this is my school laptop. At the same time I thought the Thinkpad Yoga keyboard was spill resistant. What can I do to remedy this situation. Again I didn't even spill anything. Just had some drops of sweat on the keyboard













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Answer:Drops of sweat on Keyboard Thinkpad Yoga Keyboard

Hi Edo101,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
As per the query we understood that you are facing issue with keyboard on your ThinkPad Yoga.
 
Liquid sweats will be having sticky hence if it dried also it won?t work properly, you can clean the keyboard using isopropyl to a soft cloth and wipe it gently on keyboard and wherever you can find the stain, if the issue still persists then you have visit nearby service center for further assistance.
 
Please click here to visit the link where you can get the list of support contact numbers, select the respective region give a call.
 
Hope this helps.
 
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar





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Hey all, I have a quick question. On most Thinkpads the individual keys on the keyboard are pretty easy to remove and clea; due to the lift and lock feature of the Thinkpad Yoga's keyboard I'm not sure if that is true for it as well. My Enter key is a bit sticky like something is underneath it and I wanted to pop it off and clean up whatever is causing the problem, but I'm not sure if that is something I can do without breaking it.  Are the Thinkpad Yoga 14's keys easily removed and replaced or is that something I had better not mess with?

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Hello all, Every once in a while my keyboard and mouse will randomly cut out. this hardly happened when i first bought the laptop (like twice total in the first 6 months) and now its happening very very frequently. when they cut out sometimes i have to put the computer to sleep and open it and it works. sometimes it keeps happening all day. sometimes it stops abruptly without moving the laptop. most of the time though they work if i hold the computer on a 30 degree incline. i just changed my digitizer assist sensor card with one i purchased on ebay but the issue didnt go away with that.  Any ideas? -thanks!-Cay

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Hello everyone. I have run into some keyboard issues om my S1. Certain keys no longer function. Space, Capslock, k, y, g, h and a few more. My onscreen keyboard works but in tablect mode when I click the adress bar ot no lomger comes up automatically. it was a small progression. At first caps lock would toggle by itself. within 10 minutes it didnt work all together along with others.I'm running windows 10.Has anyone run into this? thanks in advance

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Hi everyone, I received my ThinkPad Yoga yesterday. Upon booting it up, everything seemed to be working fine. I set it up and everything without a hitch. Then I got to the OS (Win 8.1). The keyboard just didn't respond at all. So I got fed up with trying to figure it out (a USB keyboard didn't work either), so I installed the Windows 10 Technical Preview since I would be installing it eventually anyway. Same issue, worked at boot and at login screen, stopped working after that. This time it made a noise though. The Yoga makes a very strange "you can't do that" type of noise every time I push a key. I then tried Ubuntu, on which the keyboard works find, but upon installing Windows 10 again I have the same issue.I'm totally confused at this point. I've obviously tried every driver I could possibly find for the device. I've been looking everywhere and I can't find anyone with a similar issue. I have the model with the Wacom stylus / digitizer, and it's the Signature Edition, if that matters. Any help is appreciated. P.S. Sorry for the wall of text ;p

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I have a Thinkpad Yoga 12 model. It is using Windows 10. What is the driver/software I should check to make sure I'm running the latest version for the equivalent of what used to be called "Transitions"?  Basically something that recognizes various keyboard configurations such as tablet mode, tent mode, etc. and appropriately disables or re-enables the keyboard? Two things happened last night as I was playing a game in tent mode:- firstly I could not get the screen to rotate 180 degrees when I switched from tablet mode to normal laptop mode by rotating the keyboard and flipping to normal orientation.  So everything was displayed upside-down.- the keyboard was unresponsive, but I could use the touch screen fine and use the Windows button under the screen to get to the Start menu.   So basically somehow something stopped responsing that should have told the system that I flipped the laptop from tent mode to normal mode and also rotated the keyboard forward.

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Hi there, Some of the configurable buttons have stopped working on my keyboard (Thinkpad Yoga).  They are f9,f10,f11,f12 Is there anyway I can remap these to the functions they are suppose to perform? ThanksChumby

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Whenever I press three buttons very quickly (I'm a very fast typer) I get a tone from the machine.  It is super annoying and also annoys my co-workers that I share an office with.  Can any one tell me how to turn it off?

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My keyboard started to fail and has progressed.4 weeks ago it was just one key.. 2 weeks ago it was almost 1/3 of the keys and now 1/2 of the keys.. I called and setup a ticket with support and they said they will ship a replacmeent keyboard to me. 1- days go by with no keyboard and they cant figure out why.. they setup a 2nd ticket assuring me ill get it.. now i call in as i still got no keyboard just to be told it is on backorder. .are you kdiding me. sonmeone at lenovo better get this fixed and fixed fast. if i dont have a solution by mid day monday i will have to take the matter in my own hands which includes purchasing a brand new laptop yoga at a store that has them in stock down the streety and swapping the keyboards myself. that is almost most certainly the easist and best way for me to take care of my problem and essentially a total loss of 1 whole unit for lenovo.. get me a keyboard.. you can find my case number and contact information i am sure from the info that is in my profile.. 
 
 
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Answer:Thinkpad Yoga S1 keyboard faliure

Same here, sent mine in for repair. That was 5 weeks ago... Repair is still on hold, because parts are "missing"... J

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Hi There, Can you please check with Lenovo Sales Team if there is absolutely NO way to purchase a ThinkPad X1 Yoga machine in Italy with OS and Keyboard en-US. We are long time DELL customers and you give us no option to test Lenovo products. Programmers need keys available on the en-US keyboard and there are so many programmers outside U.S. Please ask somebody of Sales Team to contact me to see if something can be done. Thanks. Alberto

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I have a Thinkpad Yoga 12 model. It is using Windows 10. What is the driver/software I should check to make sure I'm running the latest version for the equivalent of what used to be called "Transitions"?  Basically something that recognizes various keyboard configurations such as tablet mode, tent mode, etc. and appropriately disables or re-enables the keyboard? Two things happened last night as I was playing a game in tent mode:- firstly I could not get the screen to rotate 180 degrees when I switched from tablet mode to normal laptop mode by rotating the keyboard and flipping to normal orientation.  So everything was displayed upside-down.- the keyboard was unresponsive, but I could use the touch screen fine and use the Windows button under the screen to get to the Start menu.   So basically somehow something stopped responsing that should have told the system that I flipped the laptop from tent mode to normal mode and also rotated the keyboard forward.

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Hello, I have a ThinkPad Yoga S1. The keyboard sometimes becomes unresponsive, while the external keyboard still works fine. The keyboard revives after going to sleep mode. I have had this issue since the beginning (2 month ago). The fact that it still works fine with the external keyboard incriminates the driver. But all drivers are up to date. (I made all the updates I could find.) And in the device manager, the status reads « This device is working properly ». Anyone else having the same issue, ... and its solution? Thanks,JC










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Answer:ThinkPad Yoga S1 keyboard unresponsive

Hi Jc-createlli,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
As per the query we understood that you are facing issue with keyboard not working when system is on sleep mode on your ThinkPad Yoga S1.
 
Go to device manager and under keyboard adapter uninstall all the adapter and restart the system and check.
 
Run ThinkVantage system update utility and update all the drivers and application from that.
 
Hope this helps.
 
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar



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hey everyone,  I recently started having problems with my yoga keyboard after i updated the bios through lenovo update. i also downloaded  a bunch of windows updates but i did a system restore to try and get rid of those. anyways, the computer always thinks shift and the fn key are pressed down, such that caps lock, fn, and everything else is swtiched. additionally, sometimes the backspace key ,tab, caps lock and various keys,mostly in the middle of the board, won'twork. alternatively, the backspace key gets stuck and deletes everything i have written.weirdly, these problems are mitigated if the on-screen keyboard is running in the background. i am at my wits end, i have no idea  if this is a harware problem, a bios problem, or what! should i get the keyboard replaced? any help would be greatly appreciated.   

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just checked and keyboard still has problems in safe mode too

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Keyboard accidentally locked. How to unlock? (Can not use fn keys) Please help. Thanks













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Answer:Thinkpad s1 yoga keyboard locked

Hi
Welcome to the forums.
Can you please post the full model version of your Thinkpad Yoga? it may be a long number.
How is the keyboard loacked, it does not work all the keys, or you are only having problems with the fn keys?
 
Can you check on "Control Panel - Keyboard". According to the Thinkpad model there is a third tab that controls the fn - Ctrl swatp function. Maybe you have the fn key swapted with the Ctrl key.
 
Regards

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Hey everyone, Recently bought this laptop. Loving everything about it. However, I did a fresh install of Windows 10 (it wasn't an upgrade from Win8.1, but rather a new install of Win10 after I replaced the harddrive to a 1TB SSD). Since then I've reinstalled everything I could get from the site. Every Lenovo driver set and utility. Updated the BIOS. Consulted the Solution Center. Ran scans from the utilities and the site. I've literally tried EVERYTHING that's obvious, and I can't get the backlight to come on at all. When I first received the laptop with the old harddrive, the backlight worked just fine. Since I put in the new SSD with a fresh install, I cannot for the life of me get it to turn on. Pressing Fn+SPACE gets it to show the little icon on screen that it's SUPPOSED to be turned on, but it isn't on. So I'm at a loss here. I sincerely doubt it's a hardware issue, because literally the only thing that's changed is the harddrive. If there's a specific driver for the keyboard backlight, I'd love to know about it. Thanks in advance!

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I have over 30 Yoga 12 that I administer. I have now had 2 that have keyboard issues where certain / most keys stop working. The keys either don't work at all or give incorrect input. Such as pressing shift makes tab key action occurr or pressing return makes x come up. It seems the only fix is replacing keyboard. Is there a known problem with these machines and their keyboards?

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My keyboard on my Tinkpad Yoga 260 is deteriorating - key by key, stops working - I have to to hit them extremely hard to get it to work - more and more keys work like this. I've tried to call support over and over again and before I reach a person the menu system hangs up - over and over again. I'm desperate and fedup. Its only one year + old. Yes I use it a lot and I've only had thinkpads since 2003. This is the worst Thinkpad product I've had - that is - all the others have been great. I believe the whole keyboard must be exchanged, after only one year - key by key stops working!!! And I cannot get hold of support. Please anybody out there with some good advice. Spent a fortune on this machine - have to find a solution. Thanks in advance for help.

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After latest update, my Thinkpad Yoga 12 keyboard won´t light up on Fn + space. It does light up on startup. I have installed the latest Thinkpad Hotkey Features Integration drivers. Is this reason for me to revert to win 8.1, or is there a solution? I cannot find the older 8.78.00 Hotkey driver anywhere. Would that work better?

Answer:Thinkpad Yoga 12 win 10 - keyboard backlight stopp...

Hi
Welcome to the forums.
 
I'm not sure what can be the issue, but can you try checking the "Lenovo Settings" application to check if your keyboard backlight turns on?
?
The Lenovo Settings is on the Windows Store , but you also need to install the Dependecy Package.
 
But just checking the support site I found there is a BIOS update that says:
(1.08)
- (Fix) Fixed an issue that "Fn + Space" cannot control KB backlight after exit shipping mode.
 
Please double check if this is your model support site. Maybe you should apply that BIOS update too.
 
I hope this helps.
 
Regards

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i have a brandnew thinkpad yoga for over a month and the keyboard doesnt work in windows 8.1. Lenovo has tried installing drivers; I've clean swiped 3 times, and it doesn't work in windows. logon screen - works no problem. to me that means software issue. they are going to replace my board but it's on back order...no surprise since this machine was delivered late in the first place. any ideas?  im about to throw this thing away. too bad i was the guy testing for my whole company (we are pure HP) now.

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While I love the protection of the keyboard on the ThinkPad Yoga, I really hope future versions include more key travel. The current keyboard is frustrating. The trackpad is LOUD.  Really? VERY LOUD. Distracting to the passenger on the plane next to me. He asked if I had a broken key. Fantastic machine, but the keyboard and trackpad need work. JIM

Answer:ThinkPad Yoga: Needs a better keyboard & quiet trackpad

Hi Jim,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
Thanks for your feedback regarding ThinkPad Yoga and I appreciate the thoughts shared.
 
While I think Lenovo still has an amazing build quality and the machines are tank-like in durability, people make comparisons within the same series. Many people have favorite features or design elements on a particular model, and because they value that, the design directions for new models may be seen as better or worse. Hopefully, our engineers will take the suggestions to concern while designing upcoming machines.
 
Regarding the trackpad clicking noise, Check if the sound is mechanical from the device itself and not related to the speakers at all.  If it is mechanical, possibly something is loose under the touchpad.
I strongly recommend you to contact our technical support for assistance.
 
Click here to open a link where you can select the country and get the exact contact support number. I?m sure they will be a great help.
 
Best Regards,
Mithun.





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I have a problem with my Thinkpad Yoga 460 which started to occur about 2 weeks ago. Sometimes after bootup the keyboard does not work when I have to supply my passphrase for the hard disk encryption. The solution I have in this situation is to turn the battery of in the UEFI setup. Then pressing the power button for 10 seconds and then enabling the battery again with the power cable. This works reliable to fix the issue, but it is very annoying and when I am at the university there is no socket to enable the battery again. Is something broken or is there a workaround for this issue?

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My Thinkpad Yoga, after about 3 months of working fine, no longer works. If I try to turn it on, the red light on the corner and the keyboard backlights will turn on, but nothing else happens. No mouse, no other noise. And it will stay like that unless I hold the power button to turn if off. I've tried pressing the emergency reset (in the tiny hole) while the computer is on, but it does nothing except turn the computer back off. Holding the power button for 20 seconds doesnt do anything either. Please help? 

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Hello, On my new TPY 20CD001UK the keyboard and trackpad seem to freeze very often. All dirvers are updated. The digitizer and touchpad continue working when the trackpad and keyboard become unresponsive. Occasionally the keyboard will lag and dump all entered text after it unfreezes.Is there any fix for this?

Answer:Thinkpad Yoga Mouse / Keyboard freezing

is your ThinkPad Yoga a model with platter hdd? Also, is this behaviour consistent in different power model (i.e. high performance vs energy saver).

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I was wondering if there is a way to unhinge the locking mechanism on the TPY and enable the keyboard to work when it is in tablet mode. I want to do this so I can hook up to my TPY to my monitor, foldback the TPY screen, and then use the TPY as a keyboard.  Also, is there a way to make the power button functional when the TPY is closed shut? When my computer goes to sleep when I'm hooked up to my monitor and BT keyaborad and mouse, I have to open the laptop to power it back on, kind of annoying. Thanks in advance

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Hello people! Last time I went  to US, I've bought this machine from Amazon: Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga Signature Edition - 12.5" 2-in-1 Touchscreen Notebook PC - Intel i5 Haswell / 8GB RAM / 128GB SSD / WiFi / Webcam / Windows 8.1 - Black I love it! At least until two weeks ago... after a windows/lenovo update things starts to be really hard. My keyboard and mousepad simple don't work anymore, totally unresponsive. If I hit "del" to access the bios, the keyboard does work, after that, when windows is loading and fully loaded, I've got only the "tablet" mode.  The only thing that works correctly is the touchscreen, as it only recognize itself as a tablet, not as a ultrabook. The screen also rotates automatacly when windows is fully loaded, so I have to use the tent mode with an external usb keyboard/mouse or type in the screen keyboard... I leave in Brazil, got in contact with lenovo suport team here, after a lot of procedures, that didn't solve the problem, they told me to get in contact with lenovo US and ask for an original dvd recovery. Is there anyone with a different approach to solve this problem?

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Hello all, I'm wondering if anyone else is having a similar problem. I've had this laptop for several months now and this problem will not go away. The screen, when folded shut, sits too close to the keyboard and whatever oils my fingers leave behind get pressed and smudged onto the screen. It's really, really awful and makes me almost hate the laptop. I've had to carry a screen cloth and spray with me wherever I go but it's getting really annoying knowing that this isn't a problem I should have to deal with.Link to Photo

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Hi everybody, At my job we are working with yoga 2, i have found something annoying and i was wondering is there is a solution for this problem. Most of the time we go to customers and give a presentation from the yoga in this manner that we lay the yoga folded flat on the table (its on a counter so the customer is on the other side), so when i start typing on the keyboard it wont work all the time wich is very annoying. I guess Lenovo coded the keyboard to disable after the screen is folded at a certain angle, but when its laying flat on the table the keyboard should still work in my oppinion? Is there a workaround for this problem, or does lenovo knows about this issue? I would really like to know if this is hardcoded or if you can choose the angle of disabling the keyboard. 

Answer:Enable keyboard when folding Thinkpad Yoga 2

Good day and welcome to the community.
 
Please clarify which model you have.
There are Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro, Yoga 2 11 and Yoga 2 13 models, but there is no ThinkPad Yoga 2 at this time.
 
Regards.

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Hello Everyone! I have scoured the chats and have not seen a resolution for a partially working keyboard. I have a 3-yr old Thinkpad Yoga (20CD00B1US) running windows 10 (Computer was installed with 8.1). The 10 install was done months ago. Yesterday, part of my keys (entire qwerty row, Shift keys, Enter Key, Ctrl keys, and the Tab key just to name a few) decided to stop working. Note that the online keyboard functions fine, hence why I can type this message. I am unable to go to Bios because all the keys needed are not functioning and I do not have access to an external keyboard. This is my only only computer in the home. I have tried the following: 1. Fn+k =lock screen to see if that was enabled. 2.Accessed my accessibily menu to see if the keyboard screen had unneccessary toggles. Nothing is toggled. 3. Downloaded Talent Driver to see if I had outdated drivers. I have 2. Intel HD Graphics Family in 20.19.15.4549; and, Touchpad Synaptics Pointing in 19.3.4.86, although I am not sure how these will help with the keyboard issue. Please note, I can not go into BIOS because the necessary keys are not functionin. With this information, can anyone discern if this is a software or hardware issue. This will let me know if I can fix myself or take it to a certified Lenovo repair place. Thanks from Minnesota!!

Answer:ThinkPad Yoga - Keyboard partially working

Please note that the numbers following the recommended drivers are the drivers I meed to update to.

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While in tablet mode and using Microsoft Excel the keyboard will pop up when tapping on a cell but disappears after a single character is typed. Has this happened to anyone else?  Windows 10 Home 64 / Microsoft Office 2013 Professional

Answer:Thinkpad Yoga 12 onscreen keyboard disappearing

I haven't expeirienced this problem anywhere else so far.  Are there any suggestions out there? 

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Hi, I just bought a ThinkPad Yoga 460 and I have a strange problem. The internal keyboard does not work any more across operating systems, so this isn't software specific. However, the keyboard *does* work in the beginning a cold start until the operating system boots - I can enter the BIOS settings, navigate around there, I can enter the onboard diagnostics utility, everything works fine - until an operating system boots. If I just reboot without turning the computer off, the internal keyboard doesn't work. I even restored factory settings, so I am writing this from an Ubuntu Live USB with an external keyboard until I have figured out how to restore EFI, but the keyboard still isn't working. The problem occured after a long time of using only the external keyboard, so I can't exactly tell what I was doing when it happened. I'm guessing it has to do with the rotation sensor being stuck, but what would be the point of disabling the keyboard if it's physically impossible to press any buttons in tablet mode... Also, the touch pad keeps working anyway. I removed Windows from the laptop and I don't think there'd be an easy way to get it back, so I hope any solutions would work on Linux too. Best regards,Malte

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I never use the touchscreen, so I really don't need the Lift-and-Lock keyboard. Was wondering if a T450S keyboard would work, giving me more sturdy and travel-distance keys?

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I updated to Windows 10 last night on my brand new TPY 14 and afterwards the keyboard, trackpad and trackpoint don't work. In fact, as far as I can tell, only the function key works -- at least, turning on the keyboard backlight (fn-space) does. I've tried updating drivers but it says it's up to date. The Device Manager says the keyboard is working fine but it says that "Thinkpad UltraNav" cannot start (code 10), with this explanation: "Insufficient system resources exist to complete the API". Can anyone  give my any suggestions on this? It's pretty frustrating to have the keyboard die less than a day after buying the computer.

Answer:Windows 10 killed my Thinkpad Yoga 14's keyboard

Did you update your BIOS before upgrading to Windows 10? There's an entry that vaguely says "Core update to supprot windows 10."http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-yoga-series-laptops/thinkpad-...At this point, I'd recommend using the bootable ISO instead of flashing from within Windows:http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-yoga-series-laptops/thinkpad-...Which you should be able to put on a flash drive instead:http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/BIOS_Upgrade#Booting_from_a_USB_Flash_drive

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HiI am used to T420, 450 laptops, and looking for Yoga with similar easy type keyboard (good key travel, less actuation force) and easy on eyes screen anti-glare/matte.  Seems like they don't make matte displays now. How does the  keyboard and display ona) X1 yogab) thinkpad yoga 460 compare with T420/T450 laptops? 2) How does a anti-glare screen protector compare with display already built with anti-glare? 3) How does the older matte displays compare with the new anti-glare IPS/LED backlights  Thanks

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I borken a angle of the case with keyboard. I think it need to change a new case, how to do it? Thanks a lot.

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So I was using my Lenovo Yoga 2 laptop for a study session. My keyboard was working fine the last time I used it, which was like ten minutes before it stopped working. Nothing on my keyboard is working, including the F controls/shortcuts. The ThinkPad is working normally and so is its corresponding right/left keys. The screen is also fine and the touch screen keyboard is working as well. My laptop isn't in tablet mode or any other mode other than laptop mode.  So basically, has anyone else had this problem and possibly share their wisdom. Also, if there are basic shortcuts that simply turn off your keyboard and can turnit back on, it'd be quite helpful, because there could be a simple fix but I wouldn't be aware since I am not very tech savvy.  Thank you so much!

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As the title says, my trackpoint, keyboard backlight and touchpad have stopped working. The problem happened a few weeks after I updated from windows 8.1 to windows 10. I have tried updating ultranav drivers, resetting windows 10 (which was a bit of a pain given that I will now have to reinstall all my software) and then reverting to windows 8.1 after none of the above worked. Fortunately my touchscreen and mouse support is still ok, but I can't work in low light conditions without my keyboard light. Can anyone help? I see that some Yoga 12 users report similar problems after a fuse fails. Does anyone know if this occurs on the S1 Yoga?

Answer:Thinkpad Yoga S1 touchpad, keyboard backlight and ...

Dear Ruairi, Welcome in lenovo community, Kindly try to install the below drivers Hotkey Features Integration Lenovo Power Management Regards,Joseph

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just got a brand new i7 S1 Yoga The up key on the keyboard seems to be a little stuck, spongy to touch, feels different than all the other keys and not as raised as the keys near it like the down key I'm guessing this is not normal or expected?

Answer:brand new ThinkPad Yoga S1 - up key very spongy on keyboard

Hi Nathannz,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to hear that you are facing the issue with Keyboard on ThinkPad Yoga S1.
 
The up & down arrow keys on the keyboard layout on ThinkPad Yoga S1 is slightly down compare to other keyboard, it is just a design. If you are feeling that the up arrow key is getting stuck, then I strongly suggest you to visit the nearby service center for further assistance on that.
 
Click here to open a link where you can select the country and get the exact contact support number. I?m sure they will be a great help.
 
Hope this helps. Do post back if issue persists!
 
Best regards,

Hemanth Kumar






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Hello, I have a Lenovo thinkpad yoga s1 win8.1 and I would like to change the Keyboard bezel assembly and maybe the back too, because it s not in a perfect condition anymore. Would you be able to tell me where do I have to look for the FRU code of my laptop, in order to find the right cover on the internet. Moreover, is it possible to order it directly to lenovo? Best regards,   


























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Hello Lenovo forum, I require help with my new Lenovo thinkpad, a Yoga 12.I have an issue with the keyboard, it lacks keys that are required for efficient use. This is my only issue with the laptop but is enough to have me consider getting a refund. It should be possible to resolve these issues through software or registry hacks, I could use some suggestions as to how: 1. No numlock key, it would be great if I could put this on Fn+Delete and to put the numpad on Fn+{the usual keys every other laptop uses for these}2. Right ALT does not cause for different symbols as is usually the case3. There is no context menu key, would like to place this on the current PrtSc key4. left Ctrl and the Fn key should probably switch places(5. I could make do with Home and End being on left/right arrow keys) I've already been looking into ways to do this, all I've found out was a way to remap existing keys, but not to create new key combinations without continuously running software.Some help in getting these base necessities would be great, and hopefully my post will be less ignored than others complaining about the keyboard.













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Answer:Yoga 12 Thinkpad Keyboard lacks efficient keys

Figured out how to change the PrtSc to a Context Menu key. Just add the Binary value "00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 02 00 00 00 5D E0 37 E0 00 00 00 00" to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout" This swaps out the PrtSc function with the Menu.Also figured out that the Fn key is not actually a modifier but more of a macro key, if that wording makes sense to anyone.That is, Fn + F9 = Settings will actually perform Windows + i, this makes me feel like there should be some kind of built-in macro editor available somewhere.Sadly this also means that I can't figure out the scancode (if there even is one) for the Fn key, in order to switch it around with the Ctrl key or have it as an option for future considerations of 3rd party macro tools. I've found out that there are a total of 255 scancodes, which should correspond with keys/functions. There are a number of them that are unused, as a keyboard does not have 255 keys or even functions (includes use of modifiers) allotted. Hoping to figure out a way to assign a scancode to a key and bind a function to it, might require some nextlevel bios meddling afairs though. Things I'm still working out:-Fn macros: numpad, PrtSc on Fn+Del-Thought process behind putting a PrtSc where it was-AltGr not functioning as an AltGr If anyone has suggestions/help/thoughts/criticism, anything will help and I'm desperate.

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When I first bought this product, two LEDs of Sound Mute and MIC disable work correctly.But after setting up the computer, it does not turn on any more (even though MUTE is okay).Moreover, 'on screen display' of these keys do not appear any more...Can anyone help me? 












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Answer:ThinkPad Yoga (S240) Keyboard Mute/MIC_disable LED...

Hi,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to hear that on screen display and mic disable LED in your Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga is not working properly.
 
Try reinstalling the hotkey integration features and Power management driver.
 
Hope this helps!
 
Best regards,
Mithun.




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My new model 20FY0002US Thinkpad Yoga 14 developed a problem with the keyboard. When switching from tablet to laptop screen rotation I heard a CLICK and the right side of the lift-and-lock keyboard got stuck. The button to the right of the delete key remains fully extended no matter the screen rotation and the keys on the right side dont work well. Basically they remain recessed because the interstitial plastic does not retract. Likewise the extended button prevents the screen from closing fully on the right side. Is this something that is fixable for a handy user or should I be returning the laptop to the retailer? Sadly i cannot afford to be without a computer for the time it would likely take to ship it in for repairs. Any help would be greatly appreciated.













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Answer:Thinkpad Yoga 14 2-in-1 (20FY0002US) keyboard physically stuck

Hi
 
I think you should take it to Lenovo for repair, to some Lenovo service center. I know it is not good to be without a laptop but I think it will take some days to repair it.  Open a ticket with Lenovo about it.
 
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Lenovo Diagnostics Tool - Received error code: W1UPXC8Z4-4TQQM7 Keyboard on laptop (PS/2 keyboard) not working - repeat keys do not work - sometimes they work sometimes they don't - left side of keyboard keys especially - conected USB Logitech keyboard works fine. Model: ThinkPad S1 YogaVendor: LENOVOManufacturer: LENOVOBIOS version: GQET38WW (1.18 )Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4200U CPU @ 1.60GHzProcessor manufacturer: Intel(R) Corporation Keyboard:UDI: KeyboardResources:Resource type: KeyboardIndex: 1PS/2 keyboard: DetectedResource type: KeyboardIndex: 2USB keyboard: [Logitech - USB Receiver]Resource type: KeyboardIndex: 3USB keyboard: [Logitech - USB Receiver] Please help.

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Hello Lenovo Forum, I installed Xubuntu on my Thinkpad Yoga 14 and one day I tried to poke around and click the mouse button during boot time. Then I had the magical on-screen virtual keyboard popping up on the GRUB menu. You can see a photo of the on screen virtual keyboard here: http://imgur.com/p6JUrQr I also give a video showing how to activate the keyboard: Basically, clicking left mouse button (either the one on the trackpoint or an external mouse can work) will bring up the virtual keyboard. You need to touch it quickly, because every time any content on the screen changes (in this video, that is the countdown which refreshes every second) the keyboard will disappear. Touching the a key on the Virtual keyboard is equivalent to pressing the corresponding physical key. In this video I clicked Down Arrow, Up Arrow and Enter and booted Xubuntu. The Keyboard shows only in the GRUB Menu, as far as I have tested. It does not pop up in BIOS even if you click the left mouse button in BIOS. Is there a more detailed description of this Keyboard available? I searched "Thinkpad Yoga 14 virtual keyboard grub" but got no useful results, so the Keyboard looks like a secret, an easter egg or some maintenance mode to me. Personally I think this keyboard will make it very convenient for those who use the Yoga in tent mode / presentation mode / tablet mode and need to reboot across Linux and Windows and have no external USB keyboard and do not want to co... Read more

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I have a ThinkPad Yoga 14, which has a keyboard backlight that can be turned on and off by pressing Fn+Space. Recently I've found that if I turn it off, it sometimes stays on. In this state it will flicker when the computer is tapped or bumped, or just moved around, and when placed at certain angles it will stay off. If I turn it on, it stays on consistently ? it's only when it's set to off that it doesn't work right. It seems like there must be a loose connection in there or something. Does this sound like something that can be easily fixed?

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I am just wondering if anyone is experiencing a similar phenomenon with the backspace button (or any other), otherwise I have a faulty keyboard...I received my TPY on the 11th of March and have been using it lightly for about a week. First I thought it is something I need to get used to but over time it became clear that there is no way this could be normal on a £1200 laptop, especially from a product line legendary about its keyboard quality. Basically the problem is that out-of-the-box from the beginning the backspace felt a bit "wobbly" and "soft", not really having a definite pressure point especially around the edges. When it's being hit bang on in the upper middle segment and with considerable force (for normal typing) it clicks and works fine, but as soon as you catch the lower segment or anywhere around the edges, it does not give you a tactile feedback and does not respond - despite clicking - giving you the impression that it has "accepted" the command but actually not deleting.Other similar sized keys on the keyboard such as the shift, tab, capslock, enter or even the space depress evenly instead of sort of bending to the side even if they were hit around the edges, and also have a very definite feedback, once they have reached clicking point it's guaranteed that they execute the command/caracter - something I can not say for the backspace. In an everyday scenario especially when typing longer texts or passwords etc it is not realistic to be expected to ... Read more

Answer:ThinkPad Yoga keyboard - backspace loose / unresponsive

I have had the space bar failing on me. It required warranty replacement of the keyboard.

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Hey folks,Got the new Thinkpad Yoga14 with active pen. My os is windows 8.1. I installed the writeit app. Afterwards the onscreen keyboard doesnt pop up anymore. The icon for the keyboard in the windows taskbar is already grey, like its activated. But instead the onscreen keyboard isnt open or can be opened by clicking via digitizer/hand or mouse. It seems like the onscreen keyboard and the app writeit battle each other. I tried a bunch of drivers and options but it still doesnet work. Only option is to deinstall the writeit app. Afterwards the onscreen keyboard pops up normally.Do you have a tip.Ps: i dont want to instal windows 10Thx and have a nice day

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Sorry for my English, this is an automatic translation.Can you change the assignment of the keys of my keyboard by other letters or signs present on the virtual keyboard (example: Euros) ? My X1 Yoga has a touch screen.The Sharpkey software does not succeed and believes that my keyboard is Querty type while my keyboard is Azerty type.I thank you while waiting for an answer.

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I have a Yoga Thinkpad 14 which was purchased on Jan 6 2016 from Lenovo. So the thinkpad is still under warranty. Lately, I have been experiencing random shutdowns and keyboard lockups. I am just browsing as normal. This used to be fine but not is problematic. I'm receiving 3-4 shutdowns a day. The battery is fully powered and it doesn't matter if the power cord is attached or not. It's not a sleep issue or lid closing issue. It just happens to lockup or shutdown and I don't know when it will do it. I ran the LSC diagnostics and everything was fine. No error codes. I think this might be a hardware issue as no new software or hardware has been loaded and it's been ok for 6 months until now. I can submit a service request but before I do that, are there any suggestions ?

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Simultaniously my keyboard backlight, touchpoint and trackpad stopped working. They do not appear in device manager and reinstalling drivers did nothing. On Lenovos advice, I purchased replacement palmrest, trackpad, keyboard etc and fitted them successfully but this has made no difference. Could it be a power management issue? I've updated PM drivers. Motherboard damage? As far as I know no water or physical damage has occurred. 

Answer:Thinkpad Yoga (20CD) trackpad and keyboard backlig...

Also I've done various system restores and reinstalled Windows 8.1

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My dad got a Thinkpad Yoga 14 about a month ago and he usually uses his laptop at a 90 degree angle in bed. So when he is on his side, the laptop is on it's side as well. When he does that with the Thinkpad Yoga, the touchpad and the keyboard are disabled and he cannot use the laptop like he wants to. I think because it's a setting to not accidentally touch the keyboard or mouse when using it in tablet mode.I cannot find any setting on how to stop Windows from disabling the touchpad and keyboard on rotate. I've turned off auto-rotate but can't see anything else. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!

Answer:How can I stop the Thinkpad Yoga 14 from disabling the touchpad and keyboard?

I am having the same issue. were you bale to resolve this?

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Hi everybody,  this is maybe a simple and stupid question but I won't do anything wrong. One of my keyboard keys does not work correctly, I think there is something under the key which is blocking because when I press the key I feel a stronger resistance than on the other keys. Sometimes I need to press the key 3 or 4 times before the letter is written - realy annoying Obviously I should remove the key and clean it or remove whatever is under the key. Since my ThinkPad Yoga is quite new I don't want to damage it or lose my warrenty through "learning by doing"... So can anybody tell me how to remove a key from the ThinkPad Yoga keyboard correctly and reassemble it correctly as well? -> without any damage  Reagards,Ben

Answer:ThinkPad Yoga - Keyboard key stucks -> how to remove it correctly

Hardware manual can be found here; http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/detail.page?DocID=UM019563 however due to the nature of the TPY keyboard I would suggest getting lenovo involved under warreny / consumer law in your country. 

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Hallo, ich bin eigentlich ein sehr zufriedener Benutzer des Thinkpad Yoga. Jedoch hab ich vermehrt Probleme mit der Sound Ausgabe die manchmal sehr verzerrt (teilweise nur sehr kurz manchmal jedoch auch so lange bis ich das Yoga neustarte). Kann mir da jemand helfen woran es liegen kann?Danke schonmal im Vorraus. Freundliche Grüße Matthias













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Answer:Thinkpad yoga sound probleme

I was having sound issues (cracking and popping) as well issues with audio on WiDi until I stopped the program Discovery.exe using Task Manager.  I removed the program Lenovo EMC Storage Connector (which is what is called) using the Control Panel.  Since then no more popping and audio issues.  No promises that is your issue but it was mine.

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Hello Everyone, I am having bit of a trouble with the mute button/volume function on my ultrabook. Sometimes when I mute my computer, it randomly umutes itself. Also recently, the volume has been automatically been rising to my max even though I had it muted.  I was wondering if this is a hardware issue and whether I should send it in to be checked out by Lenovo. Thanks

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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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Hi, I have an x1 yoga which I'm unable to access the internet using my sim. It detects my sim and I have an IP address but when I try to ping say google for instance I am unsuccessful. The sim was functioning properly in my tablet and phone previously. Any ideas?

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Hello guys, i own a ThinkPad Yoga 20CD00EAIX. I'm experiencing issues with the use of the touchscreen. When the screen is in normal orientation, the touchscreen behave as expected, with every windows 8 gesture fully functionating. When the screen is oriented upside down, instead, i am not able to use any gesture with my fingers, they are not recognized, but they work if i use my pen. Is it a driver issue? how can i check if i need to update them? thanks for the answers.

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Hi, I have an x1 yoga which I'm unable to access the internet using my sim. It detects my sim and I have an IP address but when I try to ping say google for instance I am unsuccessful. The sim was functioning properly in my tablet and phone previously. Any ideas?

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Tried searching this one here, no luck. I recent;ly purchased a Thinkpad Yoga 14 at Best Buy, from which I understand is a T400 so I hope I'm correct in posting in this section. I love the machine, however, after about a week it started developing a discolored region in the lower left corner: orange in color, circular in shape, about one half to three quarters of an inch in diameter. I searched the web and found for other devices, and solutions varying from returns to software based methods (of which I am dubious). Edit: I am noticing a slighter discoloration over a larger area in the lower left corner, barely discernable but it's there, as well as the very noticable circle. Before I return the device, I wanted to post here to get any input. Has anyone else experienced this and their solution?

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Hello. Every time I wake my Yoga from a long sleep (more than half an hour) skaling in metro screen resets to 100%. I have to close the lid putting my laptop to sleep and then wake it up again for scaling to come back to normal.There's no difference whether I set text and element size set to "125%" for all displays or to "Normal". I tried both Lenovo's and Intel latest display drivers - no difference.A similar problem is mentioned for Asus's notebooks and Windows 8.1, partial solution is to change settings from "InstantOn" to "Power Save" in power management utility. (http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows8_1-hardware/display-scaling-does-not-stay-p... Is there some sort of a solution for ThinkPad Yoga?

Answer:ThinkPad Yoga: Scaling issue

Same for me. After each time my TP goes to sleep mode. No idea what to do. Any solution?

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Hi, my TPY had been working pretty well for several weeks but last few days I´m experiencing an annoying issue - the cooling fan doesn´t engage when TPY gets hot under load, even when the core gets to 100 degrees Celsius and all the bottom and right side of keyboard and palmrest is really very hot. The cooling fan seems OK, during BIOS update it engaged. There must have been some kind of recent "update" that messed it up. Any advices how to fix it, please? Thanks, Tomas from Prague P.S.: I´ve gone through the power management settings - the active cooling set on - no change. In the BIOS there´s no feature to control the cooling fan  :/  

Answer:Thinkpad Yoga cooling fan issue

Hi:  I have the same issue: at startup fan does run, so fan should be OK, then when windows is fully booted, no more fan running, yet very hot, to the point of being scorched by one side of the laptop. Lenovo what is going on???? Is there a driver that needs to be updated, some sort of patch?? Reply before people get injured and sue you.

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I have purchased a new lenovo Thinkpad S1 Yoga laptop with Processor Core i7 4510U. On the intel website, the cpu is mentioned to support virtualization. on the BIOS, the virtualization option is enabled. When I installed Oracle Virtual Box and tried to install a 64-bit operation system virtual machine, virtual box did not give the option to select a 64-bit operating system, it only gave the option for 32-bit operating system I downloaded a tool called Securable that checks if the machine support virtualization, it mentioned that the hardware does not support virtualization. Also I downloaded an intel tool that check the cpu available technologies, the result was that the cpu does not support virtualization. Can some body explain to me why virtualization is not active on my thinkpad S1 YOGA. Thanks a lot.













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Answer:Thinkpad S1 YOGA virtualization Issue

You have to disable Hyper-V  see here: http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/42041-hyper-v-enable-disable-windows-8-a.html

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I just got my Thinkpad Yoga 15 yesterday.  I have observed that whenever I connect my Sony bluetooth headphones to the computer, the Wi-Fi appears to quit working completely.  Has anyone else had this issue and what are some possible solutions?  This is kind of a deal breaker for me.













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Answer:ThinkPad Yoga 15 Bluetooth issue

I updated my Bluetooth and Wi-Fi drivers and that seems to have fixed the problem.

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Tried searching this one here, no luck. I recent;ly purchased a Thinkpad Yoga 14 at Best Buy, from which I understand is a T400 so I hope I'm correct in posting in this section. I love the machine, however, after about a week it started developing a discolored region in the lower left corner: orange in color, circular in shape, about one half to three quarters of an inch in diameter. I searched the web and found for other devices, and solutions varying from returns to software based methods (of which I am dubious). Before I returned the device, I wanted to post here to get any input. Has anyone else experienced this and their solution?

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Just received a new thinkpad yoga s1, when using the Onenote application there are section on the middle of the screen that stylus will not write on unless more preasure is applied. Also I notice that if I slide the stylus accross the screen it does not moves smoothly it feels like it gets stucks at time the actual tip. I do not see nothing wrong with the tip that will show any damage. I recently had a surface pro 2 for 1 week and the stylus was very smooth to use and never had any isssues. Can this unit have some hardware issues? Any suggestions will be appreciated. Thanks   

Answer:Thinkpad yoga stylus issue

I also have a new Thinkpad S1 but dont have the problems you describe so I think you may have a hardware issue and should report it 

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I APOLOGIZE IN ADVANCE FOR SHOUTING. STARTING ON NOVEMBER 8TH, MY ThinkPad YOGA S1 HAS BEEN HAVING A CRAZY CAPS ISSUE. Caps lock has a mind of it's own. It's oftEN TRiggered by a T followed by an R... but not always. I CAN'T CONTRol it at all. Shift does tend to work (mostly, not always) to MAKE A LETTER BIG OR SMALL. I AM POSITIVE THIS IS NOT A HARDWARE ISSUE SINCE THE ON SCREEN KEYBOARD BEHAVES THE SAME AND SO DOES A SEPARATE USB KEYBOARD.  I have reinstalled keyboard drivers and run all windows and system (lenovo) updates. The issue persists in safe mode.  sometimes the computer beeps when i type, but it is not consistent.  I'M RUNNING OUT OF IDEAS HERe. THe next step i'm going to trY IS REINSTALLING WINDOWS (ugh).  I APpreciate anyone's help! thank you

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Hello, I recently upgraded my Lenovo Yoga 12 with an SSD HD.  After installing the hard drive and putting the back cover back on, the keyboard/trackpad/trackpoint stopped working. I troubleshooted the problem by taking off the back cover and the keyboard/trackpad/trackpoint started working.  I found out that the keyboard/t/t does not work when the middle-edge screw on the back of the laptop (an inch from the earphone jack) is screwed on.  I am currenty using the laptop with this screw taken out. Obviously this isn't that much of an inconvenience but I am concerned that the sensor? or whatever tells the laptop that the screen is past 90 degrees is malfunctioning. Does anyone else have this problem or a solution?  Thank you in advance. -J

Answer:thinkpad yoga 12 keyboard not working, hinge sensor malfunction?

jaeknyc wrote:Hello, I recently upgraded my Lenovo Yoga 12 with an SSD HD.  After installing the hard drive and putting the back cover back on, the keyboard/trackpad/trackpoint stopped working. I troubleshooted the problem by taking off the back cover and the keyboard/trackpad/trackpoint started working.  I found out that the keyboard/t/t does not work when the middle-edge screw on the back of the laptop (an inch from the earphone jack) is screwed on.  I am currenty using the laptop with this screw taken out. Obviously this isn't that much of an inconvenience but I am concerned that the sensor? or whatever tells the laptop that the screen is past 90 degrees is malfunctioning. Does anyone else have this problem or a solution?  Thank you in advance. -Jsee our test note at http://users.wfu.edu/yipcw/lenovo/2015/tpyoga12/ it may be related to the ribbon cable we found.  if we find more like that after we open up more chassis, it may be a manufacturing line procedure problem.

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 Dear Lenovo guys, I have been dealing with a lot of unpleasent phaenomena since the update to Windows 10 on my Thinkpad Yoga (20C0-S0AX00). 1. The Yoga randomly does not find external keyboard and mouse when connecting it to the docking station (and especially frequent if the the docking station receives power after connection)2. When starting to use the Yoga in Laptop mode on battery, at some point it stops recognizing trackpad and keyboard. The only solution is closing the laptop - putting it to sleep - and opening and restarting it again. This is incredibly annoying.3. HDMI audio is gone since the update4. I have now spend more than a day to update the bios on my Yoga to fix these issues.4.1. The bios update utility has never been working for my machine since I bought it 1.5 years ago. 4.2 There is not a word in the readme files how you proceed with bios update if you have a bitlocker encrypted main hard drive.4.3 Mannually flashing the bios produces many random error which are not explained anywhere:After finally figuring out that the security chip might need to be deactivated in the bios, to avoid the fatal error on the Bitlocker encryption, not a single tool finishes the update process but all simply start and freeze (flash2.exe and updtflsh.exe)phlash16.exe that I found on the web tells me bluntly "Platform Signature not found in the interface".Is the $0AGQ000.FL1 file from the GQET48WW Bios update not the correct file? I cant imagine, si... Read more

Answer:Thinkpad Yoga S1 keyboard unresponsiveness and bios upate impossibilities

The bios update apparently did not work because I always hit "keep custom start up image" - "yes". Great. Hdmi Audio also finally works because I changed the sound format in the advanced options on the hdmi audio device from default to 16bit, 32000hz. I will keep reporting if the other bugs, i.e. keyboard responsiveness, are solved or not.

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Hi, brand new to forum. My beloved 11 month old 15" yoga was served a mix drink over a week ago.  I dried it out as best I could, cleaned with alcohol, and took off several keys that are sticking and cleaned underneath.  All this to no avail--typing is like walking on a theater floor (sticky) and I lose a couple more buttons a day.  I also worry about the corrosive nature of sugar to my computer. For repairs, I took it first to Staples, and they said they would have to special order a replacement keyboard.  I called them after several days of hearing nothing; when I called, they said they have to get the keyboard through a 3rd party vendor and that wasn't working out so well.  I contacted a well-respected small repair shop and they told me that the Yogas have hard to get parts and they weren't interested in the repair because it was too difficult.  I'm getting frustrated.  I have a lot of options (I live in Boston), but I"m starting to notice. My question: has anyone else splashed their laptop, and how did it work out?  Have you ever had to get repairs to your Yoga, and if so, have you heard the "Yogas have hard to get parts" routine?  Does Lenovo do repairs on problems not under warranty?  If so, would I be better off sending to Lenovo for repair, since they can look for internal damage in addition to changing the keyboard?  If you have ever repaired your laptop this way, how expensive is it and how l... Read more

Answer:Yoga Thinkpad 15"/spilled drink on keyboard, need repair advice

Well the good news is that it is pretty easy to remove your keyboard and get a new replacement keyboard if needed, but I would try removing it, and then giving it a good cleaning first since you have nothing to lose.    What has worked for me in the past is to buy a gallon of distilled water (no minerals), warming some of it up...not hot, but nice and warm, and then using it to clean the keyboard by imersing it in a cassarole pan, swishing back and forth, upside down and right side up etc.  If the spilled drink has dried, cover it with warm distilled water and let it soak for an hour or so to disolve the dried on stuff first.   Once cleaned, give it a real good rinse, and let it drain. Once you have it cleaned and have dried it off as much as you can, wrap it a linnen towel, put it back in a pan, cover it up with rice, and then let it sit in a nice warm place overnight.  The rice will help by drawing water from areas you cannot reach and speed up drying, but it is not absolutely nessecary. Hardware Maintenance Manual ThinkPad Yoga 15http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/thinkpad_yoga_15_hmm_en_sp40g75956.pdf If all else fails, you can replace the keyboard with a new one for about $65.00, and maybe cheaper if you check around.   I did a quick search online and found this one.https://www.battery-adapter.com/product_info.php/products_id/213/vYoga+15 Waterproof keyboard cover &nbs... Read more

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With the screen open, anyone getting this creaky plastic sound when picking up your laptop from the left palmrest side (opposite of the "ThinkPad" logo)?

Answer:Thinkpad X1 Yoga creaky on the left palmrest side of keyboard

Use both hands to pick-up your laptop. I cracked the chassis on my T450 when picking it up with one hand. In other cases, it may bend slightly over time.

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The instructions/video for removing and replacing the keyboard are quite good. However, I had the following issue when replacing the keyboard. The instructions say to be in tablet mode when sliding the keyboard back into position. Would this not mean that the keys should be in the recessed position when putting the keyboard back in? That way, when you swing the lid back to normal laptop use, the keys will move become "unrecessed" again. Without this, after I replace the keyboard, I find that the lid cannot be closed any longer. In other words the sequence I am experiencing is this:To remove keyboard, move laptop into tablet position. Keys get recessed. I remove the keyboard.I put the new keyboard in. Keys are not recessed at this stage. New keyboard goes in - can't close lid any longer. Any tricks to this that I am missing?

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The instructions/video for removing and replacing the keyboard are quite good. However, I had the following issue when replacing the keyboard. The instructions say to be in tablet mode when sliding the keyboard back into position. Would this not mean that the keys should be in the recessed position when putting the keyboard back in? That way, when you swing the lid back to normal laptop use, the keys will move become "unrecessed" again. Without this, after I replace the keyboard, I find that the lid cannot be closed any longer. In other words the sequence I am experiencing is this:To remove keyboard, move laptop into tablet position. Keys get recessed. I remove the keyboard.I put the new keyboard in. Keys are not recessed at this stage. New keyboard goes in - can't close lid any longer. Any tricks to this that I am missing?

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I would like to get a Lenovo Multimedia Remote Keyboard for my ThinkPad S1 Yoga, but I don't know if it is supported.  Can anyone tell me?

Answer:Is Lenovo Multimedia Remote Keyboard supported by ThinkPad S1 Yoga?

I'm running Windows 8.1 pro

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Good morning,                             I recently have pruchased a Lenovo Thinkpad S1 Yoga the intel i5 vpro SSD model. I currently have stripped it from windows 8.1 to windows 7. I have fully updated the machine via Windows update and as well with the Lenovo Update software. Everything is currently up to date even the bios. However my issue lies within the Keyboard and Mouse randomly through out the day quit working and the only thing left that works is the Touch screen.  I have read numerous posts on this issue for different Yoga models ( the 2 and 3). They all stated to disable the YMC service. Thats great in all but that service is non existent on the machine under the Services configuration. I have also tried running a CMD net stop YMC to no avail it comes back invalid name....

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Since I've installed Windows 10 on my ThinkPad Yoga S1 (20C0-S0AX00), I've never been able to get audio via HDMI working. In theory, it looks like it's all fine: ? In practice, however, no audio is transmitted via HDMI (I tried it with different monitors), and the video signal of any application trying to play audio over HDMI is stuttering ? as if it's trying to sync audio and video, but failing for some reason. As soon as the output device is changed, the video plays smoothly again. Changing the "Default Format" did not change anything. Currently, "16 bit, 48000 Hz (DVD quality)" is selected. A support ticket I opened quickly after upgrading to Windows 10 promised a driver update to fix this. A more recent ticket advised me to revert to the stock Windows 8.1 installation instead, which I refuse to do. Does anyone have an idea how to fix this issue?

Answer:ThinkPad Yoga S1 - No sound via HDMI on Windows 10

Hi
 
I have a different Thinkpad Yoga. Checking your issue I wonder if you would like to do some "trial and error" like:
 
1) Try a different HDMI cable, you never know.
2) Check the driver version of you Intel Display Audio. Here it is mine:
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3) Just in case check the Lenovo Support site for your model and try updating the Intel Video and Realtek drivers just in case.
 
This is only that cames to my mind right now.
 
Regards

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I recently handed in my laptop for servicing at the depot and I got it back with a sound issue: My laptop now makes static noices whenever the speaker is used to relay and sound. How do I fix this?

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No HDMI sound in Windows 10 on Thinkpad Yoga 12. Shows not connected in the sound panel, only video transmits over HDMI but soud plays throught speakers as it does not detect the audo link.













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Answer:No HDMI sound Windows 10 Thinkpad Yoga 12

Downloaded the driver from the support page seemed to solve the problem, although it said that I had a newer version.. strange as no updates are shown now that I've downgraded.

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So I'm really at a loss with this issue.  I've done so much troubleshooting to no avail.  Removed soundcard and bluetooth and reinstalled.  Installed new drivers.  Deleting and repairing devices. Changing the WiFi to "Prefer 5.2GHz band".  Other troubleshooting based on discussions on other forums... The Problem. Brand new Thinkpad P71.  I have two of the same external speakers I've used with my iPhone via Bluetooth to stream audio and never had a problem.  The speakers are the Oontz 3XL. When I connect with my P71, it can go 24 hours or two minutes, but it will just suddenly stop playing audio.  The blue light on the speaker will turn off.  To get it to work again, I'll have to close the audio app and reconnect the Bluetooh.  Then it will run for anywhere from one minute to 24 hours and disconnect again. I also just bought a brand new Thinkpad X1 Yoga (2nd gen).  Exact same problem.  Did all the same troubleshooting. I mostly stream Sirius XM from a browser (and have tried different browsers as well).  I also play audio from iTunes.  The weird thing with iTunes is that when this happens, the Play/Pause button in the software will also stop working, unless I close the app and restart. It's definitely a Lenovo problem, since I am encountering the same problem on both systems.  I don't know if this could be related to BitDefender and/or Malware Bytes (both are inst... Read more

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Hi, just got my Thinkpad Yoga 14 (20DM009GUS). I am bothered with two problems: (a) the CPU temperature is between 40-45 C (idle) to 45-60 C (web surfing) and it's quite unconfortable on lap (too hot), and (b) there is an annoying squeak sound if pulling or pushing the left side. Does anyone experience similar problems? I am just curious whether these are just my machine's problem.  Any suggestions to solve these problems will be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much.

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Hello guys!Sometimes (quite frequently), after waking up from sleep, My ThinkPad Yoga 460 would have no sound. This problem is solved by restarting the machine but it's really annoying having to do so frequently.I tried:1. reinstall the conexant sound driver; didn't help2. Turn off Dolby Audio; didn't help Does anyone know the reason?Any help is much appreciated! Thank you!

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Thinking about getting the Thinkpad Yoga 370, but does the the jumping cursor issue that plagued the Yoga 460 still exist on the 370? If you don't know what i'm talking about, it is this issue. https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-S-Series-ThinkPad-Yoga/Thinkpad-Yoga-trouble-with-cursor-jumpi...

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Hi, there I just brought a yoga to replace my mac book. Everything is fine except there is a two finger scroll issue. I use two fingers to scroll the webpage and when I lift one finger and try to use the other one to move the arrow, the touchpad still function as I am using two fingers to scroll. So now I have to fully lift two fingers from scrolling and then use one to touch the touch pad to navigate the arrow. This is really annoying and I never had this experince on my macbook touch pad. I have updated all drives and tried all options in mouse setting. Nothing can make this better. Any body any suggestions? Thanks a lot Matt

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Hi all, I'm new here. I've just got a ThinkPad Yoga (which is also my first ThinkPad laptop). The laptop comes standard with a 500GB mechanical HDD. I have tested all the functions and hardware, and everything works fine. Then I have replaced the 500GB HDD with a 256GB SSD, and made a clean install of Windows 8.1 with all the drivers and softwares from lenovo website. Here come two problems: 1. Some hotkeys do not work, e.g. wi-fi switch (same physical key F8). After quick research I have learned that I need to install the driver "Hotkey Features Integration". However, I cannot find this driver in ThinkPad Yoga page of Lenovo Website. Maybe Lenovo hasn't uploaded the driver yet. 2. When the screen goes off automatically, I cannot bring the screen back again. I tried to press every keys, click touchpad and click external mouse. The only way I can bring the screen back is to close the lid and let the laptop to sleep, and wake it up again. Both problems did not exist with the 500GB HDD and Lenovo preinstalled OS. So I think these problems are caused by driver/utility missing. But Lenovo hasn't uploaded all the drivers to the website yet.

Answer:Thinkpad Yoga Hotkey and Power issue

download thinkvantage system update.

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While working in a server enviroment (Windows Server 2008), the screen 'size' changes without reason, causing some of the functions of an application to not be accessible. For example, while using Microsoft word, if this occurs, the X to close the application will be completely off the screen. The resolution on the machine is currently set to 1280x768, as a preference to the user. This does not always occur right away, sometimes it happens within minutes of use, other times it may take hours. What could be the cause of this?

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Hello, my Thinkpad Yoga touchpad has decided to entirely stop working. Here's what happened: A couple of days ago, I re-start my computer. On boot, I get a beep error saying something along the lines of "device not found" and another saying "device number not correct." Sorry if I don't remember the details, I didn't think it would be a big issue at the time. It told me to press escape to continue and enter to enter setup. I click continue. It boot up, yet my touchpad was entirely non-functional. When looking at the device manager part of Lenovo Solution Center, I see the following: Drivers                                                            StatusUnknown Device                                            Not InstalledThinkPad UltraNav Pointing Device               Disabled When I go into device manager, I see something different, however. I click "show hidden devices" and under "Mouse a... Read more

Answer:Thinkpad Yoga Touchpad Driver Issue

Bumping this, hoping that somebody will be kind enough to help out...

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