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Lenovo X230 - Windows 10 & playback issues

Question: Lenovo X230 - Windows 10 & playback issues

Hi all,Apologies if I've missed this elsewhere - new to the forums so still learning to navigate.As background, machine type listed below:X230 Laptop (ThinkPad) - Machine Type 2325, Model BA6As I see it I'm having two separate issues here but they may well be linked: Recent Windows 10 updates are making the taskbar fully ineffective - I note this is fairly common and have tried the powershell route to check updates to no avail; curious to know what the advice here generally is, if X230 is no good with Windows 10 or is there something specific I should be doing to rectify this.This weekend, my laptop has developed a habit whereby the sound and video playback stops working suddenly. On boot-up it's fine but after a while, I can't listen to music or watch videos at all. Bit alarmed about this but suspect it may be linked to the thunderstorm on Thursday (based in London...), given I woke up to realise the powerboard on my TV had also gone. My laptop is within warranty so hopefully if it's hardware related, I would hope this is covered - in truth, I was reassured about the Lenovo warranty but have never had cause to use it at home or work over the last 6 years of using Lenovos.Any help or guidance would be massively appreciated!Kind regards,Bal

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Hi. I've got an x230 with Windows 10 installed(Build 10240) and have bought a bluetooth bdc (FRU 60Y3305) and installed it into the laptop. Device manager is unable to see the bluetooth chip before or after I've instlled any of the drivers. I have tried a number of different driver packages. Some have come back with windws saying that "Broadcom Bluetooth Software doesn't work on this version of windows" and one that a number of people seem to have got working said that it couldn't detect any Broadcom Bluetooth hardware. I have a feeling that this isnt going to work  but some people on the internet seem to have got it to work!? Has andybody got any info on this? Thanks













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Answer:Lenovo X230 + bluetooth + Windows 10 issues.

Hi and welcome, Lloydie_htfcMake sure BT card is enabled in the BIOS Setup - Security menu - I/O Port Access. Then you shold see some Brodcom BT card related item in the Device Manager, at least as a hidden/unknown one.

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I just received a new compay issues computer: x230 running Windows Pro 64 bit, Office 2010 and an SSD.  Unfortunately, out of the box the pointing devices, either the ultranav or an external mouse and keyboard (MSFT Sculpt), suffer from auto clicking and inability to input text...the text writes over itself...cursor moves forward and then backspaces on itself. The external keyboard worked fine when tested on other notebooks at home.  I did unistall the MSFt keyboard SW on the x230 to see if that made a difference.  Nope.  My IT team remotely updated all drivers, etc. So, everthing system-wise is up to date.  They seemed to have fixed it for about an hour, then it went back to this behavior, including opening multiple instances of applications on its own. The PC is unusable. Thoughts? Halfcalf18

Answer:New Lenovo x230 Pointer & Keyboard Issues

The touchpad is defective. If you have an external mouse, try to disable it (either in BIOS or OS) while you get a replacement.

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Hi,I have a Lenovo X230, S/N ********, type 2325 , now with 2 years and less than 2 months (with 4 year warranty extension).From new I bought this computer with two batteries, and from day one of the batteries was loose (I never complained because I was making my master degree and then one year erasmus).And the paint on my computer is peeling of, as you can see in photos.From day one this computer is used on a sleeve, and taken with care.My old T410s is like new and never was threated like this one.I called IBM Portugal for assistance (due to a screen problem) and to see this issues.The answer was "yes you have a defect on the paint and in the battery (1mm shorter on the sides!), but we can't do nothing, since we only repair hardware, you must open a claim case with lenovo.Guess what?The email for Portugal doesn't work, the phones provided are for IBM and I can't find a way to claim...I guess this isn't a way to threat someone who pays 1200eur for a laptop.If some mod can open opening a case I would thank.
 
 
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Answer:Lenovo X230 Issues: paint peeling off and battery loose

My x230 same 2325 has the same problem. It is very carefully used always strored in a neoprene sleeve and paint on the bottom peels off especially at the edges. I am taking it to lenovo serivce soon. They offer excelent service in Bulgaira sofar. Will keep you updated.

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hello lenovo community, hope you treat me well! ok so, i bought my y510p with my brother last march i believe (too lazy to check the purchase receipt) initially for 78.5k-ish php - roughly 1,700 usd with upgrades to the ram and a 4th gen I-7 processor chipset, and at first it was pretty amazing, i could run all my 3d applications (maya, blender, sketchup, autodesk, mudbox, photoshop, flash) very well and i could play all the latest greatest games available with ease, the heat spiked at 80-90*c but i since bought a coolermaster cooling pad which brought it down to 70-80*c (acceptable) my problem started a little more than a month ago when the screen started to split and stutter, i resolved the issue by setting my default graphics to have v-sync on in all applications, the issue started again a few days later with the computer alerting me that the graphics device driver suddenly crashed and blue-screened (of death!) my laptop, the computer restarted normally but shortly after when i decided to watch some anime the video went green and stopped (i could still hear audio at times but only in bits), so i turned "hardware acceleration" off but it didn't improve, i tried other fixes in the net like updating my net-framework and device registries, none worked, so i rollbacked everything hoping it was a setting issue (and to wipe what i did), still no effect, so i updated my graphics driver and still nothing, i decided that it must be a virus so i did a virus scan with a... Read more

Answer:Lenovo Y510p stuttering and video-playback Issues

You running 755m or 750m? Also sli or not?





Lenovo y510p - Intel Quad-core 4th gen i7-4700MQ @3.40Ghz - 16GB RAM - 1TB HDD 8GB SSD - 1080p FHD - Nvidia 755m SLI

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Hi all. Lots of changes in the forum since I last posted. New locations, new design, my old ID doesn't work...  Anyway, I haven't searched in a couple of weeks so I apologize if this has been resolved. I'm having WiFi connectivity issues after upgrading to Windows 10. I see other people also have this problem. I've done both an upgrade and clean install. My connectivity will drop to limited and I can either select a different network or toggle airplane mode to restore connectivity until the next time it happens. I've done the usual stuff like deselect that the computer can turn off the NIC to save power but I'm open to all suggestions in case I missed (or didn't think of) something. I do know that the x230 WiFi is supported by the out of box drivers in Windows 10 and there is a version newer on Intel's site but neither version resolve the issue for me. My driver version is currently 15.18.0.1 (from Intel's site). Any help is appreciated. I'm willing to go back to Windows 7 but Windows 10 is supported for it and I'm stubborn and want to make it work.  Thx.

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I called Lenovo and got my Windows 8 recovery disc shipped out free of charge ten minutes later. I have a case number to prove it! This is so awesome.I didn't say anything except that I didn't know why windows won't start, I didn't know why recovery wont start, and I needed my discs so that I could get things working again. That's the last time I let my mischievious daughter play with my laptop before I get it all set up. The guy on the phone thought that was pretty funny... Thank you, Lenovo! You guys are so very helpful!

Answer:Lenovo sent me a Windows 8 recovery disc for my x230!

Hi ariaxu,Thanks for taking time to make this post. It means a lot.I'm glad that you finally have your machine recovered. Cheers,Cleo

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Description of problem: at some point when playing audio, sound will cut out. The levels will still be moving on the mixer, but no sound will come through the speakers or sound jack. It seems that soon after I've closed all sound-producing applications, sound returns. I am 50-75% sure that this is strictly a sound jack issue, as I don't remember being able to reproduce the issue without the sound jack being active when the audio drops out. Frequently, bumping my headphones' cord seems to cause the problem, but other times, the problem seems to happen on a click, a loud sound, or seemingly nothing at all.

I am unsure of how to reliably reproduce the problem, so it is difficult to diagnose whether or not the problem can be reproduced when the sound jack is not active. This isn't common use for me...

Origin: Appeared mid-October, around the same time I had upgraded to the newest drivers (where the old ones were from earlier than May 2013). All were downloaded through the Lenovo website and/or Lenovo's System Update utility, with the exception of the Intel graphics drivers, which were downloaded through the Intel website. At this point, I was running Windows 8, not Windows 8.1. I installed Windows 8.1 recently, and the problem remains.

What I've tried: disabling drivers, reinstalling drivers, disabling sound effects, disabling audio application overrides...

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Answer:Lenovo x230, Windows 8 and 8.1: Sound Cutting Out

Update: The problem has been reproduced without the headphone jack being active.

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I apologize for my english in advance.
Yesterday I update my laptop to Windows 8.1(full specifications are available in my profile).
Then I noticed the following: The icon of DVD drive was changed and:
"Drive is powered off. To turn on the optical drive, press the eject button on the optical drive".
After pressing the DVD drive is powered on, but after few minutes it powered off again.

Thanks in advance for the help.

Answer:DVD drive is powered off, Lenovo X230, Windows 8.1 64 bit

i think thats normal behavour , it will work when ever you need to use it ,can you right click on the icon and click on eject to open it [i cant check mine right now on iam my mac]almost positive mine is like that

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Hi Everyone, I have Lenovo ThinkPad X230, that came with windows 7 preinstalled, as i have VLA from microsoft, i wanted to upgrade to windows 8.1. I did the clean install, set the bios correctly, enabled secure boot, installed with no problems at all, however after installation of system update, it cant find any updates, all other software and drivers are still missing. It found more updates for win 8, but still not all of them. Please help me! I have this laptop few days already, and still didnt get to use it propperly, as i try to get system update to work.. Windows 8.1 PRO x64ThinkPad x2302325 no9 Upgraded RAM to 8GB, HDD to 250 GB 7200 RPM. Just to clarify, i know system update works fine on my network, as my X200 Tablet with windows 7 x64 gets all of them, so it is not a network issue. Regards Lukas

Answer:Windows 8.1 - Lenovo system update X230

There has been a delay in getting the Windows 8.1 content for SystemUpdate; please see following link.
 
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Windows-8-and-8-1/Windows-8-1-Lenovo-system-update/m-p/1281475#M4474
 
Drivers are available for download on the X230 Driver Matrix;
 
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/research/hints-or-tips/detail.page?&DocID=HT073834

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HelloI have a Lenovo ThinkPad X230 with windows 10 manually installed.It doen't have any unknown devices in device manager, i install all drivers.As is clear, This laptop have a sim card slot under battery and i insert my sim card into it.The Problem is that i don't know how to i connect to sim card internet.Thanks

Answer:How to use sim card internet on Lenovo X230 with windows 10

Hello and welcome to the forumIs there a wwan modem inserted in the laptop? As it's not new laptop, you should check it out under keyboard & palmrest.

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I got my X230 Tablet recently and want to run it under Windows 8. After upgrading yesterday, the Touch Screen refuses to work: the position is always in the bottom right corner, but clicking is recognized. The effect is that all windows are closed and opened alternately when touching the screen. Quite annoying, in particular as in Windows 8 the Touch screen would be actually very useful. I updates all drivers and bios, as far as possible, but the Touch Screen behavior remained. Somebody suggested that a clean installation of Windows 8 does lead to a well working Touch Screen. I tried it once, but after about two hours of computer work, Windows came back with the message that the installation failed, and thus I stay with my non working Touch Screen. What do I have to do to get my Touch Screen working again?The Wacom Pen is fine, so I can live with the X230 for the time being, but working with my fingers on the screen would be actually nice - and it beats those iBooks by lengths. Who has ideas?  













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Answer:X230 Tablet: Windows 8 update issues

I have the same question. My computer is X220T

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That's all right, everything is set up and managed in the whole deal, except that the behavior of the middle button at the touchpad is not configurable and always operates on a scroll.Those. in the latest version of the drivers, this option has a check box, and there, only the behavior of a button it affects in any way, even to put - at least not put - scrolling! The only solution to remove the drivers synaptics and work under the standard windows driver for the mouse, but it is not convenient - every day this piece of *** is trying to roll the same curve of the driver and to please me broken middle button, which the browser is much more necessary to function as a middle mouse button (opening and closing tabs).However, can someone scroll function is very necessary, but obviously not for me, please add the ticket to synaptics, cause they the one, who coukd fix the bug.

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Hello, I recently purchased x230 with Windows 8.I installed Ubuntu 12.0 (attempting to dual boot).  Unfortuantely, Windows 8 is no longer accessible(UEFI error comes up on boot), the restore partition is also corrup ("required partition cannot be found").I attempted to install win 8 PRO that I purchased from scratch.  It failes because the Windows 8 key embedded into the EFI doesn't match the new Windows 8 PRO that I have on DVD. I chatted with Lenovo support, asking to purchase restore DVDs for my laptop - I was told that it's not possible (after going thorugh a couple of people and wasting 1.5 hours on chat_ Please provide some support as it is unacceptable that I cannot install clean version of WIndows 8 and the restore disks are not available from Lenovo. Thank You. 

Answer:Lenovo support - options for recovering Windows 8 on new X230

Unfortunately, win 8 doesn't support dual boot in native or not tweaked mode.Try this tool:http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/diagnose-and-fix/detail.page?LegacyDocID=LENV-DIAGS#uefi

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Hello,

It has been some time since I have been to sevenforums. I have missed you guys!

I was here almost every hour on the hour back when I built my PC and was installing windows7 for the first time. Now I have a new laptop and I would like some expert advice!

I bought a new, to me, Lenovo X230 Thinkpad recently and it came with windows7 installed. I am a person who enjoys simplicity, uncluttered space, and efficiency. In my desktop, and overall in my OS. Are there any tips, or guidelines for trimming down many of the programs and extraneous applications that come along with nearly every manufacturers' computers today? Should I reinstall a clean version of windows7? Is that possible with only the recovery partition on the laptop?

For example, I don't need 2 battery power applications. Either disable or remove the windows battery manager, or the Lenovo. Things like that.

I would also like to remove and backup the recovery partition from the laptop, but it doesn't have an optical drive. Then I could have more space, and only one partition. Not sure the best way to go about this. I have an external drive that I can backup the partition to.

If you want any more information about the current state of the laptop, just ask! I enjoy conversing and learning from the good people here.

Thanks again guys... glad to be back!

Answer:New Lenovo X230 Laptop! Help trim default windows install down please.

See here: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Includes instructions for downloading a legal copy of Windows 7 with SP1 included.

Definitely the best way to go to get rid of all the bloatware OEMs install.

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X230 Laptop, 8GB RAM, Intel Graphics 4000 series, SS180GB SSD. Problem occurs with laptop in the Ultra Base Series 3 dock or out of it. - VGA or DisplayPort. Laptop came with Windows 7, was upgraded to Windows 8 and then Windows 8.1 and then the 8.1 update. Problem started when Windows 8.1 was initially installed.

When connected to an external Monitor (HP ZR2240W or a Dell 2412Mb) with either display port or VGA (VGA on Dell only), Windows Explorer will stop working, open programs will show not responding. Mouse still functional, and if cursor is placed in the "taskbar" area, you will get a blue spinning circle. A double click of the mouse in that area will generally cause a relaunch of Windows Explorer (screen area goes blue, then repopulates with the icons) and things will work fine for a number of program launchs or switching between programs, then the problem will occur again. This will happen up to 20+ times per day.

Laptop has the latest BIOS installed from Lenovo, Intel Graphics Driver 10.18.10.3621. Have tried three different keyboard and mouse options (Microsoft wireless keyboard and mouse, Logitech wireless keyboard and mouse, and a hard wired keyboard and mouse) and problem follows each. Friday I reloaded Windows 8.1 with the most recent updates and problem continues.

Additional information - 65Watt Lenovo Power Supply. Laptop when not connected to external monitor (using just laptop screen) does not exhibit same problem

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Answer:Windows Explorer Freezes requiring relaunch - Lenovo X230

Windows 8 does not play nice with older hardware, especially older Intel hardware. You did not post if you are using the 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows 8.1. Intel does have updated drivers for that GPU. https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Sea...01&FamilyId=39

Try the latest drivers and see if that works. As for changing the motherboard. You would not be able to do so with a Laptop. Since they are specific to the case.

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At work, I have just been given an awesome new X230 with a Mini Dock Series 3 docking station. I installed Windows 8 Professional instead of the Windows 7 which was installed per default. I love it, and it is super fast, but I have one issue: when I put the X230 on the docking station and plug my earphones into the mini-jack of the docking station, I get no sound. It works fine under the following setups (in all cases, the laptop is docked): Headphones plugged into the laptop and audio device set to "headphones"Headphones unplugged and audio device set to speakerIn all other cases, I get no sound. I'd like to fix this so I can plug the headphones into the back of the docking station, rather than into the side of the laptop. Thanks in advance :-)

Answer:Audio issues with X230 + Mini Dock Series 3 under Windows 8 Pro

Same issue using a T400S with Windows 8 Enterprise and the Mini Dock Series 3

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As title, after I updated the  newest lenovo app (windows 8.1). My mute button doesn't work now. Even I try to reinstall the power mangment driver. Does anybody know how to solve the issue?Thanks!

Answer:x230 mute button doesn't work after updating the newest lenovo app (windows 8.1)

Hi Whhsu,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
As per your query we understood that you are facing the issue with mute button on ThinkPad X230.
 
The normal procedure for updating the system to Windows 8.1 is that when you are in Windows 8 you have to update all the drivers first and then you have to update Windows 8.1.
 
To resolve the issue now please download Hotkey feature application from Lenovo support site and install it.
 
Below is the link to enter the downloads page and download latest application accordingly, please click on "Select Product" then in "QUICK PATH" enter the MTM no. select the exact model.
 
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/default.page#
 
Hope this helps!
 
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar





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I'm running Windows 8 Pro on an Ideapad y570 (upgraded from Windows 7). I installed the Lenovo patch for PowerDVD 10, which fixed the last PowerDVD headache I had back on Windows 7 (refused to update because there was "no internet connection", apparently a common problem - but the Lenovo patch fixed it). Now that I try to play a Blu-ray disc on Windows 8, PowerDVD 10 errors out after trying to load the disk. It either freezes altogether or states "The integrity of CyberLink PowerDVD is at risk - check your antivirus software for malicious activities or try reinstalling Power DVD 10." Ran as administrator, nothing. Disabled Windows Defender and Firewall, nothing. Reinstalled (including patch), nothing. Upgrading to a trial version of PowerDVD 12 was the only thing I've found that was sufficient to get the disc to play. Poking around Windows 8 forums, most people are claiming it's a "planned obsolecence" on CyberLink's part, so that PowerDVD 10 won't work with Windows 8. So, two questions on my part: 1) Is there a way to get past this malware error message on PowerDVD 10?2) If not - and since this is the software supplied by Lenovo to play disks off the integrated Blu-ray drive - is Lenovo planning on releasing a patch to make it run on Windows 8? Thank you!













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Answer:Blu-ray Playback Issues in Windows 8 PowerDVD

Same issue here. The product you sold us doesn't work with PowerDVD 10.

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Running brand new machine with Windows 8. On some sites that ran fine with Windows 7 I am no longer to play the videos and at times the sites themselves do not load for me. I am experiencing the same issue with both firefox and explorer. I have tried resetting the computer to no avail. This issue happen only on a few select sites, but they are some of my favorites. Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance!
 

Answer:Video Playback Issues With Windows 8

What happens if you use Chrome? You can try and download VLC, and also the codecs http://www.majorgeeks.com/download.php?id=32
 

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For some reason quicktime files are choppy and jittery during playback in Windows 8.
I have the latest Quicktime installed with no other codecs.
I tried playback in the quicktime player as well as in adobe products (premiere, after effects, etc.).
Here's a preview of what the playback looks like:
youtube.com/watch?v=BghtZznedvo
The same rotating star video plays fine on my windows XP machine.
Any ideas?
-Pete

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running Xp etc, when I playback videos on windows media player some work fine but others have no sound. I know I can download "codecs" ( whatever they are ) but is there a certain pack or site I can download to keep me upto date?

Answer:Windows media playback SOUND ISSUES

KLite; click hereStandard pack is usually sufficient.

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So, I recently updated to Windows 10 - partially feel like that was a mistake now, but oh well. Most of the issues I have with it are just connected to it having different design than windows 7, and me being overly used to Win 7, so I guess it'll wear off.

There is, however, one severe problem I noticed when trying to play back some AVI files of CoD gameplay I had stored on an external harddrive. They played in Windows Media Player, but showed no video; in fact, it instead showed the musical note that is characteristic for when you play back files in WMB that are audio only. However, the audio from the AVI file still played. I know for a fact that the files aren't corrupt or so because they are playable on another computer of mine which runs on Windows 7, and they used to work just fine on this computer too before I installed Windows 10, *at least as far as I remember.*

And it's not just in WMP you only get the audio. Also when importing the files into Vegas pro 12 and After Effects CS6 I get a black video preview that only plays back audio.

And here comes the final crux: it's just some AVI files that you can't see the video of. After some testing and thinking I figured out that the files i couldn't play were AVI files recorded with Fraps, and the playable ones were recorded with Dxtory.

I'd love some thoughts on this if anyone has ideas, and if you want more info on some area in order to maybe understand what the problem might be, just tell me. Anything to get help! >... Read more

Answer:Windows 10 Avi-file video (not audio!) playback issues

I have very very little understandings on this subject.
Just a suggestion :
Have you tried using VLC Player instead ?
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-windows.html

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So, I recently updated to Windows 10 - partially feel like that was a mistake now, but oh well. Most of the issues I have with it are just connected to it having different design than windows 7, and me being overly used to Win 7, so I guess it'll wear off.

There is, however, one severe problem I noticed when trying to play back some AVI files of CoD gameplay I had stored on an external harddrive. They played in Windows Media Player, but showed no video; in fact, it instead showed the musical note that is characteristic for when you play back files in WMB that are audio only. However, the audio from the AVI file still played. I know for a fact that the files aren't corrupt or so because they are playable on another computer of mine which runs on Windows 7, and they used to work just fine on this computer too before I installed Windows 10, *at least as far as I remember.*

And it's not just in WMP you only get the audio. Also when importing the files into Vegas pro 12 and After Effects CS6 I get a black video preview that only plays back audio.

And here comes the final crux: it's just some AVI files that you can't see the video of. After some testing and thinking I figured out that the files i couldn't play were AVI files recorded with Fraps, and the playable ones were recorded with Dxtory.

I'd love some thoughts on this if anyone has ideas, and if you want more info on some area in order to maybe understand what the problem might be, just tell me. Anything to get help! >... Read more

Answer:Windows 10 Avi-file video (not audio!) playback issues

I have very very little understandings on this subject.
Just a suggestion :
Have you tried using VLC Player instead ?
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-windows.html

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Hi

I am running 2012 r2 and have installed desktop essentials. Whenever I try to playback a video in WM or Quicktime the video plays at about 5fps and drops frames and stutters. However playback in VLC is absolutely fine. This causes me issues in videos played
back in PPT which by default use WM or QT.

Any suggestions?

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Hi. First let me say that I do have working internet access. I use Firefox and works fine. My kid plays games and I play my Xbox 360 live at the same time. I currently do not have any virus softare running outside of the default XP firewall and updated Windows Defender program...with that said...

I cant connect using my Internet Explorer. When I open it it just times out and I get that blank "check you connection, check your address" message page. And this happened before i installed the newsest version of IE.

Also, I cant now connect with my Windows Messenger service, it trys to login then I get an connection error message there to, something like "check name, account" I think there was also something about a proxy server? Dont recal.

And, when I use firefox and go to www.gamespot.com...when I click on the videos to watch, i see in the WMP applicatin that its shows connecting...then buffering...then nothing...just goes blank and does not play...never used to do this before.

So please help...What is going on here? Why is this impacting only my WIndows internet type applications. I can play videos in other sites, just not gamespot.com... I cant launch my browser and connect, i cant launch the messanger since now i upgraded to the new one, and that one is integrated I think with IE...so there both dead.

Any help would be greatly appreciated...
 

Answer:Solved: Windows IE, Windows Messenger, Video playback issues...

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Hi,I have a 3 month old X230, which is little used as a laptop, more like a home computer (on docking).
Basically I'm really trying to be careful, so I'm very angry when this happened.
 
Link to picture
 
Is there any mail address where I can send a complaint on build quality?
 
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Answer:Lenovo X230 - Broken e in Lenovo logo

Hi Fantac, welcome to the forum,
 
have you called service?  They should easily be able to solve this for you, the number you need to call is;
 
0800-0426 or +385 1 6110095 (calls outside Croatia)
 
Please let us know how you get on.

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Backstory: I finally got around to performing some updates on my X230 that I usually keep on internal LAN running machines.  It has Win 7 Pro SP1 installed and I checked the update for KB2459268 through Lenovo's recommended software update at the time and thought nothing of it when everything installed and updated properly.  Restarting my machine and RDP to a host and everything worked as normal.  Then putting the X230 to sleep and.... the screen went off like normal, the power button did the usual beating light like normal, but the computer did not sleep!  It kept running and worst yet, did not respond whatsoever to ANY keyboard input, ctrl alt del, esc, power button, nothing!!!  I finally had to force shutdown and figured, probably a glitch.  Did the same process again and yep, it seemed to sleep.  Woke it up, tried it again, and sure enough, same issue (no sleep and no response). I kept getting the same issue for the next week so finally I did a clean install with Win 7 SP1 on a wiped drive, ran the lenovo software update with the KB checked, and tried it again.  SAME ISSUE!!!!  Now I was sure it wasnt a driver issue, and probably not hardware (I guess it could be).  So I uninstalled the KB from programs and features yesterday and the 4x times I used it, no issue.  Leads me to think there is something going on with the KB. How to replicate:Install KB.  Log into an RDP server using the X230.  Issue s... Read more

Answer:Windows update KB2459268 from Lenovo Software update broke my X230 on RDP/ sleep I think

The KB2459268 is Microsoft hotfix (not a regular important update) A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix. Uninstall it. It is 5 years old so it might be already resolved by a regular update. Do not install everything Lenovo offers, select individual updates only.





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Hello! I am new to Lenovo and picked up my 1st laptop yesterday when my HP died. I have always had HP and grew tired of how easy they break & poor battery life, so I wanted to try a different band. I love the computer, the keyboard, track pad & screen are amazing. I bought the ideapad 320-15IAP for about $330 (Including tax) The specs at the store advertised 4.5-5 Hours of battery life, but I have not been able to get a charge better than 2 hours. For someone that uses my laptop at work and on the go, this will not do. Can any one offer up any advice? Does lenovo sell stronger batteries for ideapad that I can replace with this current battery?  My next issue is the Windows 10 update that you are forced to do, I have been trying to install it since 9PM last night, it is now 9PM tonight, a full 24 hours, and it has not fully installed. I have done my fair share of google searches and many people have had these same issues too, but no good solutions outside of deep computer hacking, I don't want to have to do that on a brand new computer. Thanks for any and all help!

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Question: New Lenovo X230

Hello, We are getting our new Lenovo X230 soon.   Unfortunately it has Windows 7 Home Edition.   If we have a DVD with Windows 7 professional, how hard would it be to upgrade? Should we reformat the whole drive?    Thanks!













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Answer:New Lenovo X230

You can do two things: 1. Go to Windows Anytime Upgrade and purchase the Pro feature. This is the easiest way to upgrade, but it costs a small amount to do this. 2. Try booting from the Windows 7 DVD and see if it will let you start it and install the upgrade. You will need the license key from the Windows 7 DVD to do this. ... JDH 

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HelloPlease help meI just plane to buy x230. Model 23243Q3Local shop tell me that this model have IPS but on some sites i see that 23243Q3 have TNHow o known what 230 has IPS and what TN Thanks

Answer:Lenovo x230. Ips or Tn. How to known?

Hi, Makc_by, and welcomex230 laptop with MTM 23243Q3 has TN panel:FRU 93P5669 - 12.5HD TN, Samsung LTN125AT01.Its possible substitutions, TN also:FRU 93P5671 - AUO B125XW01 V0FRU 93P5673 - LG LP125WH2-TLB1Do not trust the 3rd party stores in terms of laptop specifications.

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Running Gobi 4000 card, where do I find the Windows 8.1 64bit compatible vesion of the Lenovo GPS application? Is this build into Win 8.1? JIM

Answer:Lenovo GPS on X230 with Win 8.1?

I installed WIN7 drivers to and software for this - works fine (I have Win8.1). But Lenovo has not made software version for win8 or 8.1.





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Question: X230 USB Issues

I am not sure any had this problem before. It's kind of weird, I had problems with all my USB Port specifcally to read Flash drive or USB HDD. I do not have any problem when i connect to a wireless mouse or software dongle. Device manager is showing the device is present but there is no volume information. So as in Disk management it shows the deisk is there but no information on the drive whatsoever. Please any input is welcome.

Answer:X230 USB Issues

Hi Anj2208,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
As per the query we understood that you are facing issue with USB port on your ThinkPad X230.
 

Please check with uninstalling all the USB root hubs from device manager under Universal Serial Bus controller adapter.
Check with installing USB 3.0 driver from here.

Hope this helps!
 
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar





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Dear all, I jsut got a x240 and really liked the QuickConnect app from Lenovo, which works great for my job (I can use my Android phone as a remote presenter, keyboard, etc.). I was wondering if I can install quick connect in my x230. I know that Lenovo says it's only for the x240, but since it connects via Bluetooth, I don't see why it wouldn't work with the X230. Doe anyone have any experience with this? Thank you. R.





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I recently purchased an X230 thinkpad.I am having some issues, specifically;a. the screen is a yellowy colour - this seems to only be at night, not during the day!b. the right click on the bottom of the touchpad does not work conistently - sometimes it acts like a left click instead of a right click - this is incovenient as i do a lot of editing work in WordI ran a Linux check and these issues did not occur - so I think it may be software related - I am using Windows 10 Pro.Does any one have suggestions?thanks

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Hello,Recently, I found out that Crucial has a 32GB DDR3 kit for laptops:Crucial says that it's not compatible with X230 because the X230 says that it supports up to 16GB of RAM. That was true when the X230 hit the streets, but not today.So, has anyone tried this combination?













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Answer:Lenovo X230 32GBRam

HiNo chance with original BIOS.

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Hi All! I'm sorry to sound like a bit of a newb here, but i'm looking for a little bit of assistance with my x230 laptop.  I bought the laptop back in september with windows 7 professional.  A couple months later, I upgraded to windows 8 only to not really like it too much and decide for now I want to revert back to Windows 7.  Not knowing what my options were, I installed Windows 7 Ultimate back on the machine through an external cd drive, but now I'm missing about 100gb from my main drive, I ordered a 500gb 7200 rpm drive but now I only have about 350 GB available after the clean install.  I wasn't too sure how the recovery options on the x230 worked.  I see that next to my main C drive, there is another drive there located "Recovery" It has about 75% of the disk space being taken up but there is absolutely nothing within the actual drive when I actually click it.  It's probably too late, but is there any way to actually take my laptop back to the way it was when I first bought it? I only ask because it seems there's something on that recovery drive but I just can't figure out what it is.  I would appreciate any help at all, I'm sorry for sounding like such a newb with this stuff!

Answer:Lenovo x230 Recovery

Hi, Flyerfan16
 
If you are viewing your drives in Disk Management, how big is the Recovery partition? The partitions from Lenovo are normally between 7 GB and 10 GB when the machine ships. If the original partition is still on the drive, then you should be able to recover to the settings when the machine was first purchased. 
 
You can attempt recovery by starting the machine as normal and then pressing Enter repeatedly to interrupt startup. A menu should then appear, with an option available to recover your system. Press the associated key for this action and then follow the prompts. If all works well, you should be able to go back to the way it was. If you choose this option, make sure to back up all files that you wish to keep that are currently on the system.
 
Hope it helps,
Adam





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Hello,So, first of all, I'm not english, so I'm sorry for the following mistakes.Let's start.1 year ago I've bought a lenovo x230 netbook with Windows 8, intel core i7 + 8 gb ram + SSD. [still using these specs]Okay. After 1 month of usage, the display started to have some problems. From the left to right, the 3/7 part of the display is changing in all the colors while using. It depends on what color is the page opened. If it's white, this part of the display is black with some "running" white lines, if it's blue - red and so on.No problem ; acording to the warranty, the display has been changed. It was ok.Since august 2014 I didn't use the laptop again. I started using it in April 2015. In may, the display started to have that problem again, but I've read on your forum that I need to put the display on 60Hz and on High performance mode to fix it, and that's what I did. At the beggining of June, the problem was back, and it is still on 60Hz and high performance mode.3 days ago, my laptop started to make another problem ; CHARGING.It doesn't want to charge.  If I just plug in, it stays with the battery on 0%, and it doesn't open because of the missing electricity, but I've realised something. If I move the end of the charger [near the part which get into that yellow circle where the end of the charger must be, hope you understand] higher than 10-15 CMs it DOES charge.But now it doesn't charge even if I put it in the position I've said before. [by the way, in the... Read more

Answer:Some Lenovo X230 problems

EDIT:If I plug it in while it is running, it automatically puts on sleep, wakes up, sleeps, wakes up....

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 Just did shut down on my lenovo x230. When restarting the PC by pressing the power button, he looks like he is restarting, then nothing happens. Hardware buttons not active, screen is black. Nothing I can do... PC doesn't react to anything. Was working fine before shut down. What is wrong??? What can I do? Help!    

Answer:lenovo x230 - Does not boot!!!

fre_madrid,1. unplug power cable and battery, press and hold the power button during 30 sec, plug the battery and cable again, try to boot laptop.2. OR if you are familiar with disassembling of keyboard and palmrest do it, then unplug connector of small yellow battery under palmrest (near FPR) during several minuts. Assemble the laptop and try to boot. If laptop will boot go to BIOS setup, press F9 and save default settings, set and save your settings.If that actions will not resolve the issue I'm afraid you have to contact with Lenovo support.

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I would wan to find out if I can install  mSATA SSD 128gb into the x230 and main harddrive as a storage?













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Answer:Lenovo Think Pad x230 and mSATA SSD

Hi, odessit
 
This should be possible. There is a slot for an mSATA drive in the X230, as shown here. Also shown in that link is that an mSATA is a user-replaceable part. After purchasing your SSD, then all you will need to do is install it per the instructions here (pp. 70) Also, you will likely need to download this firmware update after installing the drive. This will allow the BIOS to recognize the SSD if you plan to use it as the C: drive of the system. The update can be found here.
 
Hope it helps,
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Question: Lenovo X230 setup

Hi, everyone,A quick question. I have an x230 on the way and am looking to set up my workspace in a specific way. Here is what I want: an external monitor that will allow me to move the cursor from the laptop screen to the other monitor. So, in essence, a dual monitor set-up but with the laptop screen as one of the monitors. I would also like to be able to use a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse while in this set-up. Do I need the UltraSeries 3 dock, or something else?Thanks!Parker

Answer:Lenovo X230 setup

Hi, Parker
 
You should be able to accomplish this without a docking station. The X230 supports a dual independent display and has a VGA port and a Mini DisplayPort. So if you have a monitor with one of these connections and hook it up to your laptop, then it should work. You will need to make sure that you Extend the display and not Duplicate it. Duplicate will give you the same image on both screens. You can just use Win + P to set it appropriately. 
 
As for the Bluetooth keyboard and mouse, you should have no issues here either. Provided Bluetooth is turned on in the system and you have compatible Bluetooth peripherals, it should work like a charm once they've been paired.
 
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I have two users with X230 Tablets and recently the Ultranav would stop working - seemingly randomly and occasionally. I upgraded both users to the most recent version of the BIOS and UltraNav driver - version 16.2.19.13 - and the issue has actually become worse. I've disabled/enabled, uninstalled, reinstalled and the issues keep coming back. I can get the UltraNav working - but after undocking (following the proper undocking procedure), closing the lid, the tablet going to sleep and hibernating - the UltraNav TrackPoint and TouchPad both become disabled. Interestingly, before the user logs in - both the TrackPoint and TouchPad will both work, then disable again as soon as the user logs in and the options for UltraNav are completely greyed out until I uninstall and re-install the driver. I'm at a loss.

Answer:X230 UltraNav issues

Having the exact same issue with an x230 tablet.  Currently the only thing that works is reinstalling drivers, but the issue keeps resurfacing.

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Hi there,  I was hoping someone could help me. I have an i5/8GB/128msata(Samsung) x230 that refuses to change screen resolutions when running a windows OS. Whenever I attempt to change the resolution ( whether it be through Intel management app or windows display setting) the drop down menu flickers/ flashes off before I have a chance to make a selection. This happens when connected to an external display as well as the notebook's LCD. This behavior happens before drivers are installed as well as after think Vantage has been installed and patched up after clean builds of Windows7 OR 8 have been installed. By this stage I thought that a hardware component was faulty. But after installing a copy of ubuntu I am able to change resolutions without any problems which is leading me to think that there is a misconfiguration somewhere within the windows environments. The only other factor I am considering is an out of date firmware on the MSSD. As the laptop doesn't have a CD-Rom drive, how is it possible to create a USB bootible drive from the iso provided on the lenovo support website? Thanks is Advance 

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Hi, We bought 3 brand new X230 with Windows8 Preinstalled, we needed to downgrade the system to windows 7.The problem is that these Notebooks comes with no DVD reader even in the Docking Station......I installed Windows 7 cause we needed to built  them urgently with a Windows 7 and an external DVD reader, I after installed all Lenovo Thinkadvantage software and i built a Recovery media using "Lenovo Rescue and Recovery". I tryed to use it on the other 2 Laptop with still Win8 on it but i get the error "product recovery function has been removed from this system" What's the best way to built a DVD Recovery media? And what did I do wrong? Thanks in advance

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G'day. I started having an issue with my x230 thinkpad about 8 months ago. It would only turn occasionally after pressing the power button. It appeared to get worse and worse and eventually wouldn't turn on at all. Unit is out of warranty, took it to a Lenovo authorised repair centre who couldn't find any issues with it although for some unknown reason as they were putting it back together it magically started working. The issue reared up again and now I'm back to square one. I started troubleshooting it myself and found partial success as follows: If I remove the battery and power cable. unplug the CMOS battery (which has been replaced) and leave it for a few minutes THEN plug only the power cable back in, it boots! Once it has booted, I shut it down. Plug CMOS battery, main battery and power cable in and it will NOT boot. I repeat the process of unplugging and draining power, boot with just the power cable in and it works. Hardware Scan comes up good. HDD is tested fine. Battery has plenty of life. Unit has been very well looked after and never dropped. Any help would be much appreciated. I'm trying to figure out whether to cut my losses or not. Cheers Dave Product 2306CTOSerial: R9W1TPBIOS: G2ET31WW(1.11)  

Answer:X230 Issues with booting.

Hello and welcome,
 
I went through something like this with a different model.  Various gyrations would let it power on.  Turned out to be a bad power button.
 
I realize that sounds unlikely - and maybe isn't your situation - but it's maybe worth checking if you can lay hands on a keyboard to test with.
 
Z.

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I have owned my ThinkPad X230 for roughly 4 months now. About 3 weeks into using it, the "u" key cover on the keyboard fell off. When I called customer support they told me the key was not covered by the warranty. So I have been working with the key taped over top of the pad. Then two days ago the "g" key cover fell off. I refuse to work on a computer with two taped keys and since calling customer service is no help, I need some advice. Is there an address where I can send a letter to the complaint department? Anyone with ideas please let me know.

Answer:X230 Keyboard Issues

That is really ridiculous!  My sympathies. Sometimes the less u say the better. Callback support.  Don't mention your previous calls. Tell them that the "U" key doesn't work when you press it.  Don't say anything else.  They will in all likelihood send you a new keyboard overnight.  Piece of cake to replace the keyboard.. Let us know how you made out.

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i have upgraded  X230 harddrive and installed OS from Backup, my fingerprint did work fine after upgrade for 3 month after that fingerprint just started giving error  E7210005 (cannot enrolluser, cannot update passport, cannot find finger print sensor), but in the device mananger panel it show that it is workng properly, when i open biometrics in control panel it shows that my device is not availabe.(i have also allowed fingerprint port in the bios). i reinstalled windows, update finger print drivers and software (from lenovo and also tried the ones from original manufacture-Authen tech). i tried to change the group policy setting, and also created new user wit admin privillages and also enabled all the sevice settings. but the problem error remains the same, it has been a moth now trying to search for solution but still nothing has come up. wat worries me is that the device manger shows that the FP device is working properly 













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Answer:Lenovo X230 FingerPrint Error

If you re-installed Windows and this problem still happens, I'd say there's a strong possibility that your fingerprint sensor has failed and needs to be replaced.  Even if the device looks OK in Device Manager, this really doesn't mean much.  All it means is that Windows can talk to the USB device that hosts the fingerprint sensor, but the fingerprint sensor itself could still be malfunctioning.
 
Some things that can help confirm hardware problem:
1.  Shut the system off, does fingerprint green LED flash slowly?  If so it means that the sensor contains some fingerprint templates so lets try to clear them.
2.  Turn the system on and press F1 to enter BIOS setup
3.  Go to the Security menu and choose Fingerprint, then clear the fingerprint sensor.  You should see a message about success or failure.  Failure definitely means HW problem.
4.  If you see a message about success clearing the fingerprint sensor from BIOS, then shut the system off again.  The green LED should not be flashing anymore because you cleared the sensor in BIOS.  If the green LED still flashes, then it means HW problem because the fingerprint templates were not really cleared.
 
So try the above steps to try to confirm the HW problem, or just call service in your country and request help.

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My Lenovo x230 ThinkPad is having issues with the screen in which there are pink and green lines interspersed on the screen when I open the computer; these issues have not gone away for a few hours. Is there any way I can fix this without buying hardware or taking apart the computer? (NOTE: this has happened several times in the past and has gone away.)

Answer:Lenovo x230 Screen Problems

Can we see the photos of that problem? 





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HelloI have one question.From what I read it is impossible to replace the processor in X230, and here is my question, would it be possible to replace the entire motherboard with the processor for a stronger one?I care about this because I'm looking for a mobile laptop.

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I've bought Lenovo X230 without the complete LCD screen and cover for the one.I've got a question: can I use the complete LCD screen from Lenovo X220 with the inverter, webcam and the rest of the cables for the one? 

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Hi,I've bought used laptop X230. After the Windows 7 64-bit system instalation with the all drivers update I can't start the webcam. I can see it on the Device Manager. Even if I remove it from the DM it istlals the devvice again, but still the webcam doesn't work. I've also instal the latest webcam driver manualy with no effect. When I start Fn+F6 I can see only the voice settings. What could it be?













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Answer:Lenovo X230 non-working webcam

HiInstall Lenovo Communications Utility.

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Realized I posted this in the wrong place and it really belongs here I decided to look around to make sure my computer was even able to run an external GPU and found I have hit a wall. I flashed my BIOS to the newest version (like 2.67 or something?) but my TOLUD is 3.5 GB (dfa00000). I thought the BIOS update was supposed to fix this? I only have 8GB of RAM so the 16GB problem shouldn't affect me either? Anyone know what might be wrong?When reading some forums I saw that people who updated their BIOS were able to fix their problem as long as they only had 8 gigs of ram, which is why im confused I still have DFA00000. Will it still work regaurdless of this? I thought the update was supposed to fix this.

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Dear lenovo, My lenovo x230 has just started to give wierd 'band' on the display I have a 12.5" Premium HD (1366x768) LED Backlit Display. The lenovo was bought in June 2013. I have attached the relevant pictures. I can tilt the screen to a few positions where the band does not appear, it begins to appear when I move the screen. Is it only a wire/connection issue or will I have to replace the entire LED panel ? http://s18.postimg.org/op9qexa09/IMG_20140720_190452.jpg Thank you ;-) DVartak 













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Answer:Lenovo X230 screen problems

Hi Dvartak,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
As per the query we understood that you are facing the issue with Lines on Display on ThinkPad X230.
 
As per the image which was provided, it seems that the issue might be with LCD connector or with LCD cable. Visit the nearby service center get it fixed.
 
Click here to open a link where you can select the country and get the exact contact support number of your region. I?m sure they will be a great help.
 
Hope this helps!
 
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar





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I've bought the Lenovo X230 with the broken battery (the PM showes 68% charging and no more, asks for the battery replacement). I've tried 3 different good-working batteries from X220 which were supposed to work on X230, but they don't. When starting the laptop with that battery, it stops with the information:" The battery installesd is not supported by this system and will not charge. Please replace the battery with the correct Lenovo battery for this system. Press the ESC to continue".  And after pressing the ESC key, it starts to work, but the PM still writes that the battery is not correct and it doesn't charge. What could it be?

Answer:Lenovo x230 battery problem

Hi,x230 doesn't support the batteries of old 29 series (x220 did). Only hw protected batteries 44 series are being supported by x230 (and 19+ series, external).Batteries of 29 series can only be discharged in x230.Try to perform the original (x230's) battery reset using Lenovo power manager feature.

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My Lenovo x230 ThinkPad is having issues with the screen in which there are pink and green lines interspersed on the screen when I open the computer; these issues have not gone away for a few hours. Is there any way I can fix this without buying hardware or taking apart the computer? (NOTE: this has happened several times in the past and has gone away.)

Answer:Lenovo x230 Screen Problems

Can we see the photos of that problem? 





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Hey everyone!I ordered a x230 a few weeks ago and i realized i need bluetooth! I know i can purchase a dongle for a few dollars but i rather keep my USB ports free.Anyone know where I can purchase a bluetooth card so i can install it myself? - Or is it advised not to do that.What do you think I should do?

Answer:Lenovo x230 missing bluetooth!

2 options come to my mind1) you can look for bluetooth expresscard (x220 has a slot, so I'm guessing x230 has it as well)2) you can put it in mini-PCIe slot (for the WWAN card or mSATA SSD), assuming it's empty now, ie. you purchased without WWAN

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I have a Lenovo ThinkPad X230 (which I love dearly) and have a few question about ports and booting.  I would first like to verify that the port on the left side of the laptop directly above one of the USB ports is indeed an ExpressCard 54.  I have searched the web, but have yet to find a definite answer, and my user manual simply stated "ExpressCard."  Furthermore, I would like to know if it is possible to boot an operating system from said port using an ExpressCard 34 SSD (64GB).  I have the intention of installing openSUSE 12.3 to the potential SSD and be able to boot from it.  I greatly appreciate any help.  I  would post an image of said port, but I am being told the image file is much too large.













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Answer:Lenovo ThinkPad X230 Expresscard Help

Yes, this slot is indeed for the Expresscard and no, unfortunately you cannot boot from it.

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How to fix it? Been reading all the problem here but it didn't help me. It suddenly happen when I try to power on the Laptop. Been using it for 2 years this only happen now please help.

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Hi Sirs/Madams, Good Day. I would like to seek for your humble assistance if ever you have any idea on how to fix the whole plate of the x230 keyboard. What happend was accidentally I spilt a huge amount of coffer in my unit. i immediately placed my laptop upside down to run any liquid in the keyboard, how ever after a couple of hours, i cannot use it any more. when I tried to swithed it off, and try to switch-on; no avail. Will there be any chance that i can still recover the whole keyboard? since i tried to use other keyboard (same model) and it worked. also the power button does not function anymore.  Thanks thanks

Answer:keyboard Fix lenovo thinkpad X230

Hi,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to hear that you spilled coffee on your Lenovo ThinkPad X230 and afterwards, the keyboard stopped functioning.
 
Refer the hardware maintenance manual of X230 to understand how to perform installation and disassembly of hardware components.
 
Hope this helps!
Best regards,
Mithun.





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I have a Lenovo x230 laptop with an i7 processor that starts the second time. This means that when you first turn on, there is a black screen. The restart must be forced and then normally turns on. I tried to use an external screen, tricks with disconnecting the battery and pressing the switch, CMOS battery, RAM memory replacement - nothing did not succeed. On this motherboard, the service replaced the BIOS chips due to failure in the upgrade. They said that the computer would not work anyway. The computer, however, works, but after the second launch - which is annoying. I have updated the BIOS on my own, which did not solve the problem. Once the computer starts, it works very steadily and without problems. I have not found a similar case anywhere on the internet.

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Dear support, My Thinkpad X230 (NZD78MH 12.5", 3520M, 180GB, W7) recently started to frequently overheat. It happens during rather normal operation, such as browsing the internet or playing video on youtube. This causes the fan to run on maximum capacity and computer processes to slow down significantly.  As the image shows below, taken after playing a random youtube video, temperatures of ~103C are typical.  Should I have it serviced? Please help. Best regards, Matthias  

Answer:Lenovo X230 overheating problem

Hi,definitely, yes. Laptop should be serviced.Or disassemble it yourself and replace thermal compaund between CPU and heatsink.

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Hello.I have Lenovo ThinkPad x230After Windows 10 installation i have problems with: H5321 gw Mobile Broadband Network AdapterUSB\Vid_0bdb&Pid_1926&Cdc_0d&Mi_06USB\Vid_0bdb&Pid_1926&Cdc_0d&Ndis_630USB\Vid_0bdb&Pid_1926&Cdc_0dI have tried find drivers by my self, after i have tried Lenovo system update, does not helped.Maybe somebody can help my?Thanks.

Answer:Missing driver Lenovo x230

HiHere you arehttp://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-x-series-laptops/thinkpad-x...

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i can not find the card wwan,but is detected my laptop: 













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Answer:h5321 on Lenovo x230, where is this card?

HiWhat do you mean "can't find", exactly? Where is that card placed? On the laptop systemboard, in the combo msata+wwan slot, under palmrest (almost under FPR).

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It's been about 5 months since I started to use my Thinkpad  X230.  Only three days ago it could work for 5-6 hours without charging.  I could charge it at home, bring it to school and use it without charging.  But suddenly the battery started to die in a short amount of time.  Then I explored the battery settings a little bit.  I found out it says "Battery Condition: poor" and "Your battery can 47% of its original full charge capacity."   It has warranty until 2015. So can Lenovo send me a new battery if I want so? Or is it a problem that warranty doesn't cover? Please help!!













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Answer:Thinkpad X230 Battery issues

Well, a few things. 1.  The warranty you mention sounds like it is for the system.  The system and battery typically have different warranty terms.  Unless of course you did order an additional battery warranty. 2.  However, the base battery warranty is one year, so if you contact them they should get you a replacement since you are only a few months into ownership. Good luck!

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I have an X230 running Windows 8 and an Ultrabase 3 with DVD writer.  Windows is fully patched by System Update and Windows update.  I have two issues: 1. When docked, I just get the ThinkPad logo onscreen, the laptop will not continue booting until it is undocked.2. When Booted, the keyboard and mouse plugged into the dock don't work until the laptop is undocked then docked again. Both these are intermittent and I haven't established the pattern yet so I can't reproduce them on demand. Does anyone have any suggestions? 

Answer:X230 and ultrabase boot issues

I've had similar issues. But have found that if I remove the DVD drive from the Ultrabase 3 everything works as it should.





X230 2306-CTO, i7, 8GB, Win7 Pro x64, Mushkin 450GB-SSD, Ultrabase 3

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Until updating my new x230 ThinkPad, the audio worked just fine. Upon reboot, the audio output would work neither thorugh the speakers or earphones.  I've tried the basics - turning off and on, checking the mute functions, and just recently reinstalled the audio driver. Any suggestions on what to try next?













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Answer:Issues with x230 audio output

EDIT: Found this thread. The trick worked when nothing else did.

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I bought a refurbished X230 laptop recently and the first few months had no real issues with it. Further down the track, I notice, in laptop mode, if its not completely stable it would inadvertantly and continuously right click. For example, if I'm typing rather quickly causing my laptop screen to shift even slightly, it would open up the right click menu. I thought it might have something to do with the accelerometer but if I change it to tablet mode, nothing of the sorts happens. I have no idea what the problem might be, any ideas?

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I am getting alerts that one or more devices are not starting on a X230 Tablet. On the X230 Tablet. Microsoft 6to4 adapter.Microsoft INSATAP adaptor # 1, # 2, # 3, # 4, # 5 and # 6.Officejet 4500 G510n-z ( This may be an installation issue)Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface.Officejet 4500 G510n-z (repeated) These devices are reported as "not starting" and are listed as "disabled". On the X230. The card games appear to be malfunctioning. From the time of delivery, FREECELL has been hanging up at the end of the game as the cards begin to cascade down. Regards, chaitraker.  

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Hello! I just got a new X230 Tablet Notebook (with standard digitizer pen) and know nothing about it (got it as a work computer).  When I am on the basic Windows 7 login screen my pen works beauftifully.  Once I successfully log in it does not work at all.  In portrait tablet mode it will SOMETIMES register where I tap after a long delay.  It does not hover as it should and will never "click".  There is no response in landscape tablet mode. Please help!  Thanks! :-)

Answer:X230 Tablet [Brand New] Pen Issues

Hi, vgbornak
 
Though the machine is brand new, there may be a few updates available for the computer. I would recommend making sure that the BIOS is up to date, along with other drivers as necessary. The BIOS driver can be found here, and all the drivers available for the machine can be found here.
 
Best of luck, and let me know how it goes
Adam





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Hallo, I have a problem with my 3 yo X230 where the battery is fast empty, only 20 minutes from full charging although I only open 1 program (Excel/word/etc.). Should I change the battery ? In lenovoquickpick.com, the battery seems for type X230T (Part number: 0A36317). Can it be used for X230 ? From the picture shown in web, it is different from the battery installed in my laptop (4 cells). Now I am in Germany and quit difficult to find Lenovo people who can speak English well. Thank you

Answer:Thinkpad X230 Battery issues

Hello and welcomex230 and x230t batteries are incompatible. Only slice battey is (FRU 45N1035 in the list below).The batteries for x230 and their service p/n (FRU) are listed in the fru_bom file on the support site:45N1019 - SANYO Dasher 4cell45N1025 - LGC Dasher 6cell45N1029 - LGC Dasher 9cell45N1031 - SANYO Dasher 6cell-3yrs45N1172 - Panasonic Dasher 6cell45N1175 - Panasonic Dasher 9cell45N1709 - Panasonic Dasher 4c/2.045N1710 - Panasonic Dasher 6c/2.9 3yr45N1035 - Sony Dasher slice 6cellIf the OS on your laptop is win7 and Lenovo Power mangement is installed, you can check out the number of charging/discharging cycle count. Or use powercfg command for win8/10. It might tell something about battery healthy.

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My Lenovo x230 tablet is not connecting to wireless connection but its connecting to LAN network.I have installed all needed device drivers.

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Hello. I have lenovo ThinkPad X230 with Windows 10/64bit In Device manager I get some missing drivers: Base System DevicePCI\VEN_1180&DEV_E823&SUBSYS_21FA17AA&REV_04PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_E823&SUBSYS_21FA17AAPCI\VEN_1180&DEV_E823&CC_088001PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_E823&CC_0880 BCM20702A0USB\VID_0A5C&PID_21E6&REV_0112USB\VID_0A5C&PID_21E6 Biometric CoprocessorUSB\VID_147E&PID_2020&REV_0001USB\VID_147E&PID_2020 H5321 gwUSB\VID_0BDB&PID_1926&REV_0000USB\VID_0BDB&PID_1926 PCI Simple Communications ControllerPCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E3A&SUBSYS_21FA17AA&REV_04PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E3A&SUBSYS_21FA17AAPCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E3A&CC_078000PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E3A&CC_0780 ACPI\LEN0068\5&2890D699&0ACPI\VEN_LEN&DEV_0068ACPI\LEN0068*LEN0068 ACPI\LEN0078\5&2890D699&0ACPI\VEN_LEN&DEV_0078ACPI\LEN0078*LEN0078 Maybe somebody can help me?Thanks.

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Hello. I have lenovo ThinkPad X230 with Windows 10/64bit In Device manager I get some missing drivers: Base System DevicePCI\VEN_1180&DEV_E823&SUBSYS_21FA17AA&REV_04PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_E823&SUBSYS_21FA17AAPCI\VEN_1180&DEV_E823&CC_088001PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_E823&CC_0880 BCM20702A0USB\VID_0A5C&PID_21E6&REV_0112USB\VID_0A5C&PID_21E6 Biometric CoprocessorUSB\VID_147E&PID_2020&REV_0001USB\VID_147E&PID_2020 H5321 gwUSB\VID_0BDB&PID_1926&REV_0000USB\VID_0BDB&PID_1926 PCI Simple Communications ControllerPCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E3A&SUBSYS_21FA17AA&REV_04PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E3A&SUBSYS_21FA17AAPCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E3A&CC_078000PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E3A&CC_0780 ACPI\LEN0068\5&2890D699&0ACPI\VEN_LEN&DEV_0068ACPI\LEN0068*LEN0068 ACPI\LEN0078\5&2890D699&0ACPI\VEN_LEN&DEV_0078ACPI\LEN0078*LEN0078 Maybe somebody can help me?Thanks.

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Hello, So recently I've noticed that I am unable to adjust the brightness of my Lenovo x230 display.  The Fn+F8/F9 hotkeys do absolutely nothing.  All other hotkeys work without issue. I change the brightness in Lenovo Power Manager, apply, and no change.  This applies to both AC and battery power. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Mike Edit:  Fixed by installing Windows 8.  I guess it's about time I get used to it!

Answer:Lenovo x230 - how to adjust screen brightness?

What you could've tried before was installing the Hotkey driver.





______________________________________________________Owner of: ThinkPad SL510, X131e, X230 (not fond of)Other systems: MSI GT640, Sony Vaio PCG 709K, Dell Latitude D430,

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Hello all, I have serious network configuration issue (including both, WiFi and Ethernet).When I enter IPv4 configuration, next time I open again the configuration page, the settings are put into automatic mode (so no pre-entered IPs there). But ipconfig shows the entered IPs. Some times ipconfig also show 3 or 4 different gateways, but opening the Network adapters configuration page, all is set to automatic, so I put it into manual mode, then again to automatic mode and disable + enable adapter, then it'll go to dhcp.This issue is really annoying, I had it before the clean install, it worked some time after reinstall, but now the issue came back again. Using Windows 8.1 ProAll drivers are up-to-date. Any help is really, really appriciated,Thanks in advance,Kunnar

Answer:Lenovo x230 Network configuration issue

IP addresses, gw are the same (or from the range) every time?Group Plolicy? AD? Trojan (virus)?

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My Lenovo x230 tablet is not connecting to wireless connection but its connecting to LAN network.I have installed all needed device drivers.

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Dear Sirs, Right after Win10 login I start to get this Error message. How to solve this problem?"there is a problem starting"and right under "is not a valid Win32 application" Here is how it looks like - error Any answers will go, Thank you













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Answer:Lenovo X230, CustomEventMonitor.dll "there is a problem starting"

Hi uaguy, and welcome to the Lenovo User Community!
 
Try uninstalling then reinstalling ThinkPad Settings Dependency.
 
Hope this helps!

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I bought my Thinkpad X230 about a year ago and the chrome sticker for the letter e slightly broke off when I was cleaning the lid. I didn't mind it too much at first, but now that I will be having the front bezel replaced (it cracked), I would also like to fix up that logo. I saw on some forum posts that Lenovo started to give people who had an issue like this some replacement stickers, and I was wondering if I could also get a replacement lenovo logo sticker for mine?This is one of the forum post that they mentioned about giving replacement logo stickers: http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-S-series-Netbooks/Lenovo-Chrome-Sticker-Logo-Falling-Off/td-p/10...Thanks!

Answer:Replacement Lenovo Chrome Sticker For X230?

Hello,
 
In the past I have had good results locating replacement stickers on eBay for various computers.
 
Regards,
 
Aryeh Goretsky
 

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I want to be able to boot my X230 in UEFI only (CSM off). Lenovo media for X230 does not seem to be UEFI bootable, so I boot it with CSM on. The Recovery program asks about the GPT or MBR partitioning with the explanation that with GPT it will be bootable in UEFI only. But when I reboot after recovery and turn CSM off, the "Starting Windows" screen freezes endlessly. There is some hdd activity, but no Windows are loaded.Any clue what went wrong and how to fix it? Thanks.

Answer:X230: win 7 x64 in uefi using lenovo recovery media

You need to enable CSM when ever booting to external devices, so that is normal.     The difference between GPT and MBR is that the newer GPT is more robust, secure and allows more partitions and better error recovery, but both should work.   If you press and hold down the [F8] key, and then turn on the comptuter, do you get the option to boot in to Safe Mode, and if so can you boot in to Safe Mode, or Safe Mode with Networking? I presume that you are recoverying due to a prior problem, so more informaiton on why you were recovering may be helpful. Best of luck    

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Hey guys I bought new lenovo x230 laptop few months ago. I installed eset nod 32 antivirus few days ago, and it found few "threats" in my computer. I dont remember either i deleted or did something with these files, but after that computer didnt connect to the internet. I use wifi 24/7 in my home. Once  i got connection and opened chrome (or IE) it suddenly appeared blue screen and it said something about tcpip.sys. I googled the problem and got different answers but i need you help guys. Skype is working fine but i cant access to the net with chrome and IE ( i dont have mozilla)I added two photos also:http://www.upload.ee/image/3954635/photo_1.JPGhttp://www.upload.ee/image/3954639/photo_2.JPG Thanks!

Answer:Lenovo x230 Blue screen tcpip.sys

Hello and welcome,
 
I'm on DSL today (1.5mbps) and that's way too slow to view those pictures.  Can you resize them or maybe just post in text what they say.
 
Even on my cable connection it would take a very long time to see those things. I can't tell if it's just gigantic images or a slow server on your end since I can't download them to check the sizes.
 
Z.

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I have a 4 year old Lenovo Thinkpad X230 computer.  Since I upgraded to Windows 10 (two years ago?) my computer has randomly shut off with no warning.  There doesn't seem to be a pattern with regard to when or how this happens.  The computer starts normally every time.  This can happen upwards of 5 or 6 times in an hour (although sometimes it can go several days without shutting off). In the last year (since June 2016), the computer has been evaluated by three different technicians on three different occasions (June, October, January).  Each found no hardware issues, no issues with fuzz/dust, no obvious software issues, no malware or other viruses.  Personally, I have explored the answer on the internet and fiddled with the settings relating to sleep mode (among other suggestions) and nothing seems to have worked.  I recently was advised to revert to the original windows 10, undoing all the updates and additional installations that I've put on the computer.  I did this, and miraculously it helped (although it still shut off twice since then.  This was in February).  In the last two weeks, I was forced to upgrade back to normal and the problem has returned.  Additionally, the first person who looked at my computer (back in June 2016), told me that this was aparently a common problem with Windows 10 and that the only way to fix it was to revert to Windows 8.   I would like to not have to do this, if poss... Read more

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I have a Lenovo X230, running Kubuntu 14.04. When I disconnect the slice battery at the bottom the system resets, it's very annoying. What's worse is that it seems like jostling the system, also can cause it to power cycle. I don't really have a need to remove the slice battery very often, but essentially if I put the laptop into standby, and put it in by laptop knapsack, the system is off after I get where I'm going. Thoughts? I saw somewhere that allegedly, when you unlock the battery, some thinkpad utility gets notified to switch the power, I wonder if the hotplug is a software only solution, and not doable in standby. Steve Ramage 

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Hi: I have an unknown dervice shown in the device manager. I have tried updating the driver but it did not work. Please tell me what is this devce and where do I get the driver?


























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Hello fellows,I got a huge problem with my X230, after 5 Minutes on the dock it gets so hot that it starts lagging and running very unstable.  I am not really happy the ultra dock was quite expensive and is not usable. I think the problem occurs because the dock completely covers the fan.What can I do to work on it again?X230 23252EG

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Hi: I am trying to connect my android Motorola G phone with my lenovo X230 laptop through USB but the phone is not recognized. Could some please help me with this? Thanks!

Answer:Android phone not recognized on Lenovo X230

Part 1. How to Connect Android to PC in USB ModeStep 1: Connect your Android phone into computer using a USB cable. You can use the same cable that you use to charge it.Step 2: Tap the ?USB? option from the Notification Panel on your Android device, then select ?MTP? mode.Step 3: Wait while the driver is installed, then open the ?Computer/This PC?, you?ll find your Android device.The procedure above is a normal connection between Android device and PC. If there is anything abnormal during your operation, you can try the tips in part 4. Please note, there is still one more step before the transfer and recovery tool can recognize your device. Just follow the steps in part 2 and 3 to proceed. Part 2. Enable USB Debugging on Different Android OS VersionOnly when USB debugging is turned on, can Android phone be recognized by development tools. The primary function of this mode is to facilitate a connection between an Android device and a computer with Android SDK (Software Development Kit). Phones running on different versions of Android OS have different ways to enable USB debugging mode. Please check the Android version of your phone first: Settings > About Phone > Android version.Detailed Steps on How to Enable USB Debugging on Different Android Versions: A. For Android 4.2 and above versions:Go to Settings > About Phone > navigate to Build Number > tap Build Number for seven times. Afterwards, a message will appear informing that you are now a... Read more

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Okay, this is quite a long topic name^^ Actually, the problem is the following:I shutdown my X230 (Xubuntu is installed) and wait until it is shut down. The notebook lid is still opened and i press on the release button of my docking station. Suddenly the notebook boots up again and tries to boot over PXE...Sounds like a **bleep**, doesn't it? Does anyone experience the same issues? Best regards,betatester

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My friend owns a spare Lenovo X230 with Intel i5-3210M CPU and I own a Lenovo X220 with Intel i5-2430M CPU. My X220 have a terrible Intel HD 3000 Graphics installed and I like the performance boost the Intel HD 4000 can give me. Since my friend have no need of his X230 (he have an Alienware 17), he said that if I can find a way to exchange CPUs between these two computers, I can, provided that the X230 still works with my 2430M CPU afterwards. So I would like to know is it possible to exchange CPUs between these 2 computers but1. NOT losing all data2. I can do it myself with a screwdriverWe don't really care about the ports except for the USBs and headphones. So if some ports have to be rendered useless, it's fine by us.Any help, tips or instructions would be gladly appreciated. Thanks!













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Answer:Exchanging CPUs for Lenovo X230 and X220

Hi and welcomeCPUs ot both laptops are soldered to the systemboard. Their replaicement needs special equipment (soldering station) and skills.

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Just bought a 2 port flush mount 54mm USB expresscard (Startech.com) and it does not see any USB devices I plug into it.  I installed the drivers from the CD and from Startech site and device manager shows drivers installed correctly. To me, it appears there is not enough power to drive my thumb drives etc.. Everything seems to be installed correctly but just does not work.  I'm thinking there may be issues with the expresscard slot.  

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For the last 2 months Since got this new X230 i7 system) I had a problem with the Touchpad.Symptoms:1. In one location only, when connected to a power source the touchpad stopped responding.2. Elsewhere, all is good.3. Any outlet in my apartment the touchpad stopped responding.A. Replaced the charger. Problem remains.B. Change the outlet - Prop. Remains.C. Checked the electricity in my home - all OK (by a certified electrician.).Lenovo replace the laptop Touchpad and later the system board (I showed the technician a 2 minutes video).After all that the problem remains.I have my old T400 system - There is no problem at all. (same place, same chargers, same outlet)..Well, today, I've decided to turnoff a Linksys WRT 310 Router (in a different outlet) - Problem SOLVED.So, If you experience this kind of issued with the X230 system. Please note, it is a problem (with the X230, because no other system experience this problem (I've T400, Asus Zenbook X31UX, Assus i940). No system other then X230 shows this problem.You can say that its a Linksys WRT 310 - X230 issue.Good luck to you all.I hope that someone will enjoy my experience.Eran 

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