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ThinkServer TS140

Accessing the BIOS = F1

Thanks - https://newspaint.wordpress.com/2015/09/10/accessing-lenovo-thinkserver-ts140-bios/

Yoga 500-14ACL Laptop (ideapad)

LENOVO OneKey Recovery

NOTE: The term OneKey is a bit of a misnomer, it is not a key but a button. In the case of this particular laptop it is found on the right hand side of the unit between the power button and the first USB port. It looks like a recessed reset button and requires a pin, or similar, to push it. Pushing it in will start the machine presenting you with an options menu.

Official Support Page

Can be found here.

ThinkPad B50

Access BIOS

Fn + F2 at startup when the LENOVO logo appears on screen.

Access Boot Menu

Fn + F12 at startup when the LENOVO logo appears on screen.

ThinkPad X11

Yellow USB Socket

The yellow USB socket allows the charging of an external device while the laptop is turned off, when the mains charger is live. Apparently...

Two Finger Scrolling (Ubuntu)

The ThinkPad Edge 11 has a multitouch touchpad, to allow for two finger scrolling paste the following in to a terminal:

xinput --set-prop --type=int --format=8 "SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad" "Synaptics Two-Finger Scrolling" 1 0
xinput --set-prop --type=int --format=32 "SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad" "Synaptics Two-Finger Pressure" 4

Upgrading The BIOS

http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/BIOS_Upgrade

Q180 Nettop

BIOS

Press F1 to enter the BIOS.

System Recovery Utilities

Press F2 to enter the recovery utility. This is only of use for pre-installed Windows systems.

Installing Ubuntu/Linux - UEFI Issues

The folder 'EFI' needs to be renamed otherwise GRUB will not be able to start normally. Easiest way to do this is to create a USB stick install and then rename the 'EFI' folder.

Dismantling The Box: How To

Remove the two standoff on the VGA socket

Remove the four rubber feet and undo the screws under them

Open the front flap and remove the two round grey inserts and undo the screws under them