Thinkpad T420 Owner's Thread

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  1. PatchySan

    PatchySan Om Noms Kit Kat

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    Try manually installing it using the Device Manager. Taken from my Q&A:

     
  2. 600X

    600X Endless bus ride

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    I think you need to uninstall the old Intel driver first and install the new one normally afterwards. It worked for me.
     
  3. FMruss

    FMruss Notebook Evangelist

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    I think the thinkpad's software version of the T-420 was designed for the i5 and not the i7 so that's why it is not recognizing the HD3000. Did try to uninstall the hd3000- then my screen went blank and had to go inside the bios and have the system run as dedicated graphics only. I think the other problem is my buddy sold me a system that did not have it's original software (win 7 pro) and I had to install win 7 premium (that's what I had available).
     
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    I am going to try to download drivers from intel and bypass Lenovo and see if that will work.
     
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    FMruss Notebook Evangelist

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    Shoot, still no luck- will have to do another clean re-install.
     
  6. yrc

    yrc Notebook Consultant

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    I hope this doesn't get buried, but I need help on selecting and eSATA cable for the T420. Will this eSATA+USB Power to eSATA Cable work Amazon.com: StarTech.com eSATA and USB A to Power eSATA Cable M/M - 3 feet (ESATAUSBMM3): Electronics ?

    Or do I need to find one of those eSATA USB hybrid cables like the one described here: Addonics Technology: Hybrid eSATA (eSATA USB hybrid) interface

    I have an external enclosure with an eSATA port (did not come with an eSATA cable) and am thinking of trying it out.
     
  7. daemmon

    daemmon Notebook Guru

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    I'm sorry if this sounds like interminable whining, but after seeing the hp 8460p screen at a local store, it makes it so ever harder for me to wait for X1C to come out.. HP's screen might not be as bright as the one on my t420, but its viewing angles are visibly better.. I used to watch a lot of movies on my old laptop's screen and now... guess what! I still watch them.. on my old laptop... I really hope the X1C and t420 screens are interchangeable.
     
  8. Thors.Hammer

    Thors.Hammer Notebook Enthusiast

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    Get the $2.99 cable at the top of the page I already provided.

    See SATA Cables External and eSATA cables External
     
  9. kyohiros

    kyohiros Notebook Enthusiast

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    hehe i like to be the first to inform about Bios Update
    New Bios Update is out version 1.40
    Version 1.40
    UEFI: 1.40 / ECP: 1.19
    Download
     
  10. PatchySan

    PatchySan Om Noms Kit Kat

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    Thanks for the update Kyohiros. For those who prefer the Bootable CD version of the 1.40 BIOS you can get it here.
     
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