Hidden keys on 6-row ThinkPads

With the 7-row to 6-row transition in 2012, the standard ThinkPad keyboard lost some keys – to be exact, the new layout has 5 keys less. The functions assigned to these keys were mostly legacy functions most people don´t use and are only needed for very specific tasks, like scroll-lock, system-request, break or pause. Also …

TrackPoint Caps Mythbusted

Lets talk about the TrackPoint! The TrackPoint (aka. “The Nipple” by some, but I prefer sticking to the formal name) is and was always one of the distinguishing ThinkPad features. Its been around since the very beginning of the ThinkPad brand name for Notebooks, and was introduced in October 1992, 22 years ago. Since then, …

Adapter Care

Hello all. First post for ThinkScopes, but a very crucial one. I’ve been a technician / IT guy / nerd for 30 odd years, and what has always boggled my mind is how people treat their laptop adapters. How many of you realize that without one, your computer is nothing but a very expensive bookstand, …

Color Profiles for current ThinkPads

ThinkPad screens are not calibrated by factory – whether TN screens or IPS screen, they have a color miss-alignment in almost every case when you first use them. For example, IPS / AHVA screens like the FHD AUO screen used in the T440s or the Panasonic FHD++ / 3K screen in the W540 often have a …

Carpet Screen issue on ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 2

If you are experiencing garbled or messy display, where the pictures are scrambled in a checkerboard manner, and that your laptop no longer responds to keyboard or trackpoint/trackpad input. Then you should call Lenovo Service, and most likely you would need to get your motherboard replaced by Service.