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Ericsson F5521gw compatibility with X260

Question: Ericsson F5521gw compatibility with X260

Does anyone know if the Ericsson F5521gw would be compatible with an X260 running Windows 10? I've got an X220 which I have been looking to replace (primarily for a higher resolution display). Neither the X260 or X1C are exactly what I want (I like the flexibility having a spare battery but would prefer NMVe if I was spending a lot of money). Therefore I am wondering, as a half-way approach, I could buy the cheapest i7 X260 and swap over my MBB adapter (I only have a 3G data contract) and 1TB Crucial M500 drive. I know I had trouble with the F5521gw on Windows 7 (there were some workarounds) but since Win 8.1 and now Win 10 I've had no problems. TIA!Simon




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Can someone tell me whether a:- LENOVO ERICSSON F5521GW WWAN CARD 60Y3279 04W3767 GOBI3000 3G WIFI
is compatible/should work in my X230Ti tablet?
 
Many Thanks
 
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Answer:X230T Ericsson F5521GW - X230T Compatibility?

Yes, Ericsson F5521gw http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/product-and-parts/detail.page?&LegacyDocID=MIGR-76660 is compatible with X230 Tablet. Hardware compatibility: ThinkPad X1*, X121e, X130e, X220, X220 Tablet, X230 Tablet. http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/product-and-parts/detail.page?&LegacyDocID=MIGR-76748Marketing part number 0A36186Replacement part numbers (FRU) 60Y3279 Wireless Devices - Reference Guidehttp://support.lenovo.com/en_US/product-and-parts/detail.page?&LegacyDocID=MIGR-62034 In case you experience random disconnection issues this might help http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/X-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/X220-3G-mobile-broadband-problem-with-F5521gw/...





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I recently bough a T420s laptop with a Ericsson F5521gw WWAN card. The GPS function seems to be working, but it is a little bit slow in finding satellites. ThinkVantage GPS program doesn't let me choose any other GPS mode than "standalone". I have checked from F5521gw's data sheet that it supports Assisted GPS (A-GPS) function. Does Lenovo support this function or is there some other possibilites to enable A-GPS?

Answer:A-GPS with Ericsson F5521gw

As far as I know, you need special software to support A-GPS.  The Lenovo software supports stand-alone mode only.  I suppose you can buy other software that uses A-GPS, but I don't know for sure.

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Hi Lenovo, I tried to browse through the entries of the forum first, but it seems that you have yet failed to respond to the fact, that the build in WWAN card in some of your latest Thinkpad models, the Ericsson F5521gw only negotiates speeds of 7.2mbit despite the facts that the Ericsson card supports 21mbit and that my provider in Denmark (TDC) does support 21mbit HSDPA downloads. My thinkpad is a T420s 4174-P4G. But I am quite sure that it's not related to the specidic model. I can see that X220 users have reported this as well in Sweden on a Telia network that also supports 21mbit. Now if I take out my TDC sim card and put it into a USB-Modem such as the Huawei E372, I instantly get a 21mbit connection to the TDC network. But it's not elegant to use an external USB modem, when you purchased the top-model with a build in WWAN card that states that 21mbit is supported. I find it great pitty, that I have hardware in my super cool Thinkpad T420s that supports 21mbit, but that your driver appearantly blocks the speed to only 7.2mbit. Anybody from Lenovo who care to comment on this ? Thx Other than this I am very happy with my T420. The noisy fan issue is the biggest problem with thos model, but we are dealing with this issue in another thread.

Answer:Ericsson F5521gw 7.2mbit only

dk90103 wrote:
 
but that your driver appearantly blocks the speed to only 7.2mbit.
 

I have been using an F5521gw, in both an T420 and an X220, with two 3G ISPs (one on the 850MHz band and the other on the 900MHz band) in Australlia that support HDPA+ operation and I can achieve raw link speed connections at 21 Mbps with both of them, so whatever your issue is, its not solely with the F5521gw driver.
 
Cheers,
 
Bill

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How to configure modem f5521gw to run under T420, I have a sim card which is working in Cell Phone connected to laptop as a modem, but I could not run this sim card in modem f5521gw, I have all drivers, in device manager no yellow exclamation marks.

Answer:T420 + Ericsson F5521gw

Hello Natash I am no expert with this WWAN adapter, but I do have experience with mobile device not detecting APN and it could cause you not engaging to your Service Provider Network. If convinence, perhaps take your notebook to your mobile network service provider and let them see is it your Ericsson adapter do not auto detect the APN or SIM card version not compatiable with your adapter as SIM card have evolute a lot during this few years. Hope it helps Cheers and wish you got your

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Hi all, This topic has being discuss before, and it's on-going (I've search the forum re: my problem, & no resolution provided hence my topic created). I have recently acquired 11x T430 + 11x Ericsson F5521gw WWAN card. (Luckily, I've ordered 11 unit only).Before I order anymore.. I need your help and assistant to fix my "1802: Unauthorized network card is plugged in - Power off and remove the miniPCI network card (0BDB/1911) System is halted". (1802 error code: http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/diagnose-and-fix/detail.page?DocID=HT001309) Any suggestion and advise would be greatly appreciated, other then re-writing/or modding the BIOS..Thanks 













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Answer:T430 + Ericsson F5521gw

Did you get the WWAN cards from Lenovo?  As you have discovered, that is required.  There is a device whitelist that ThinkPads enforce.

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Hello, a first time Thinkpad user here. I'm having a problem with my new laptop, X220 (model 4290W1B). The specifications are these: i5-2520M, 4GB, X25-M (upgraded), 12.5" HD Premium LED 1366x768, Intel HD 3000, a/g/n WLAN, BT, Sec. Chip, FP, HD-Cam. I also purchased the Ericsson F5211gw module for wireless WWAN / 3g connections. The wireless network part of it is working fine, but the GPS doesn't work.The module was installed by the reseller, so I assume the antennas etc. are installed correctly. I have installed drivers for the card from Lenovo support (and system update) and installed Thinkvantage GPS utility. In device manager I have device "F5521gw Mobile Broadband GPS Port (COM5)" with an exclamation point. Device status box has this information: "This device cannot start. (Code 10)". When I try to start the GPS utility it doens't start and gives this error:"The GPS NMEA COM port is not available. You need to check the following things.- Another GPS application is using the COM port.- Com port is disabled. You can enable the COM port in Device Manager" I have no other GPS applications or haven't disabled the COM port. I think there isn't any options about the GPS in BIOS (I have disabled stuff I don't need) I have tried uninstalling the drivers and reinstalling them. I also have reinstalled Windows 7 (unrelated reason) but the problem has persisted. Any assistance would be welcomed.  

Answer:X220 GPS Problem (Ericsson F5521GW)

hey bld,could your try installing this software first >> http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-75686.html





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Hello! I have a problem with with my new X230i (232495G). I want to put my F5521gw (60Y3279) from my T420s, but I got Bios fault. I have the newest bios (2.59) in my X230i.I got this error:"1802: Unauthorized network card is plugged in - Power off and remove the miniPCI network card (0BDB/1911) System is halted".  Do you know any solution? Thank you!













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Answer:X230i + Ericsson F5521gw fault

My assume is the card f5521gw isn't whitelisted in the newest BIOS dispite this card (even with the different p/n or FRU) is listed in the current (!) fru_bom file for the x230. Possibly it was supported in the initial BIOS versios. Currently the half sized card Ericsson h5321gw is listed in the fru_bom file.

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I'd really appreciate if someone could lend me hand with this issue, I'm going a little crazy trying to fix it. The Ericsson F5521gw WAN Module is detected and installed by the OS(Win 10 64bit) and Lenovo hardware scan picks it up but Fn+F5 utility won't switch it on, I can click the button till the cows come home to no avail, the WLAN and BT switches work fine though. I have tried cycling the hardware switch a few times and making sure the WAN module is enabled in the BIOS(it is) but nothing helps. Tried installing all the latest drivers but no luck. The only thing I can think of is I updated from Win 7 64bit to Win 10 64bit, WAN worked perfectly on Win 7, can't remember ever using it successfully in Win 10, I may have though. One thing I have noticed is no matter how many times I switch BT off it switches back on with a reboot.Is there perhaps any manual method or app apart from Fn+F5 to enable the WAN?Has anyone had similar issues after a Win 10 update, if so any fix possible?

Answer:X220t Can't switch on Ericsson F5521gw WAN Module ...

Hello, Onthebutton1. What is the version of the wwan card firmware?2. Are there unknown devices in the Device Manager?3. As there isn't win10 support for the x220 officially, Lenovo drivers and apps are absent for this laptop. So, is the Hotkey Features package installed?4. Are Lenovo Settings Dependency package from the support site and Lenovo Settings metro app from the ms store installed?5. Any chance Airplan mode is enabled?Anyway, win10 should control the wwan radio itself, w/out Fn+F5 hotkey.

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I have a X220 Tablet with the Ericsson F5521gw WWAN? option. It seems to connect just fine, however after 30 mins - 3 hrs, it always disconnects from the mobile network. A red cross appears in Access Connections, and the Windows 7 network icon shows that it is "connected" but there is "no internet access". It is impossible to reconnect using either Access Connections or the Windows tool. If I try, it gives me an error about not being able to find the network. If I try Fn + F5, I sometimes can turn the WWAN off but not back on, and sometimes I cannot even turn it off. None of this helps me reconnect. The only way to be able to reconnect is to shutdown + turn back on / restart / sleep + wake. One interesting thing I've noticed is that the mobile network makes a difference. Using the "3" network (which I'm on a contract for), it disconnects after 30mins - 3 hrs. However, if I swap the SIM card to a Telstra network prepay card, it can hold the connection much more reliably. I've only noticed that it dropped the connection once after about 3 hrs. On subsequent testing, leaving the computer on overnight etc, it seems to stay connected to Telstra. I've tried the following trouble shooting steps without any success:- I verified the correct orientation of the SIM card on these forums- I've uninstalled access connections / used earlier versions of the Ericsson driver- I've reimaged the computer using the Lenovo factory install DVDs- I've asked "3" for a new SIM card to... Read more

Answer:Ericsson F5521gw WWAN disconnects intermittently a...

hey bob12345,have you tried uninstalling the Ericsson driver and letting windows install its own generic drivers? and have you updated the bios for your unit yet ?since you did mention Telstra worked a tad better than 3's network, i'm a bit curious on how Optus / Virgin will work for you.also, if you use your "3" simcard on a different laptop; does it maintain its connection ?



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Having E320 (1298-3RG) with currently available driver version 6.4.1.6 from 08 Jul 2011 from Lenovo support site there seems to be incomplete mobile operator data for Finland. Specifically, my operator Saunalahti utilizes Elisa network and is actually the part of Elisa company. The problem is the current driver from Lenovo doesn't recognize SIM card automatically and manual setup offers just single possible item in the list for Finland - Elisa. Saunalahti has its own MNC (21, Elisa has MNC 05), and such manually edited connection (replacing with the right AP settings) is detected as roaming, which works but has two major issues: Every time a user has to accept roaming warning dialog before connection is actually made (Saunalahti always been on Elisa network thus the setup is NOT actually roaming)Automatical WLAN-WWAN connection switching doesn't work, probably due to roaming issue with (it just silently fails without roaming dialog).Tried with two Saunalahti SIM cards with the same result, both having unlimited data plan and working fine. BTW Toshiba has newer v.6.5.x.x drivers according to http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/wlan/.Could someone provide the hints how to fix these issues, maybe editing the driver configuration file(s) or has a link to the latest F5521gw driver that will work in pair with Lenovo Access Connections, thanks!

Answer:Latest WWAN driver for Ericsson F5521gw

hi cell,could you explain more on this and how we can help you with this ?





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I'd really appreciate if someone could lend me hand with this issue, I'm going a little crazy trying to fix it. The Ericsson F5521gw WAN Module is detected and installed by the OS(Win 10 64bit) and Lenovo hardware scan picks it up but Fn+F5 utility won't switch it on, I can click the button till the cows come home to no avail, the WLAN and BT switches work fine though. I have tried cycling the hardware switch a few times and making sure the WAN module is enabled in the BIOS(it is) but nothing helps. Tried installing all the latest drivers but no luck. The only thing I can think of is I updated from Win 7 64bit to Win 10 64bit, WAN worked perfectly on Win 7, can't remember ever using it successfully in Win 10, I may have though. One thing I have noticed is no matter how many times I switch BT off it switches back on with a reboot.Is there perhaps any manual method or app apart from Fn+F5 to enable the WAN?Has anyone had similar issues after a Win 10 update, if so any fix possible?

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Hi, Just got my T420 returned from depot after 2 a half weeks.Noticed the problem with WWAN, it won't power on (Fn + F5), clicking on does nothing. I have reinstalled driver and access connection, no luck.Was working perfect before I sent it for repair.





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Answer:T420 ericsson F5521gw wan adapter is not ready

hey lenzerovzero,try this - uninstall driver and access connection. reinstall the driver only and try to connect using the windows connection wizard





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HI all,I just bought an X220 with the following specifications:   Lenovo ThinkPad X220 4291 - Core i7 2620M / 2.7 GHz - RAM 4 GB - HDD 320 GB - - HD Graphics 3000 - 3G Mobile Broadband- no service included- Gigabit Ethernet - WLAN : 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0 - TPM - 12.5" LED TFT 1366 x 768 ( WXGA ) I made a clean installation, since I switched to an SSD drive, and installed all drivers as suggested by the lenovo update tool.I also installed the wireless WAN drivers available in the lenovo support page: http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-77280.html My problem is that I'm unable to stablish a WAN connection with the broadband modem. In window's device manager a device named "Ericsson F5521gw" appears as working properly, and a WAN adapter is listed as a network adapter and in the lenovo communication tool. The problem is that if I click "connect" it only lists available wifi networks, and I don't see an option or program to stablish such WAN connection. I am missing something? I notice that the PCI Express Mini Card slot is empty, so I am wondering if the modem is not really included, even if it appears as so in the specifications and it also appears as a working device.  David 













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Answer:X220 problem with wireless WAN-Ericsson F5521gw

 
Hi dvallet and welcome to the forum,
 
Did you turn on the radio for the adapter? Press Fn-F5 (require hotkey feature set) and turn on Wireless WAN radio.
Are you using Lenovo Access Connections? Did the WWAN work before the clean install?
 
If you never used it before you could download and install the Lenovo broadband connect app and try to activate.
http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-70946
 
If you find F5521gw in device manager PCI-E adapter is installed in your computer.
 
-gan

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I just bought thinkpad w530 3820qm. I have got a wwan (ericsson f5521gw my old w520).Do you think it's compatible with the w530.O.s. W864 or W764Thanks





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Answer:W530 wwan compatibily ericsson F5521GW

I tried to install it but does not worki tried with w764 and w864





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Hi All, When I set my pc to sleep or hypernate(Or when i goes from sleep -> hybernate) mode this file l36wgps64.sys seems to generate a nice bluesceen. Is this a know bug ? A close look at the filename indicates the issue is comming from the gps unit of F5521gw. My minidump files :http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3245969/minidump/061911-9578-01.dmphttp://dl.dropbox.com/u/3245969/minidump/062111-9250-01.dmphttp://dl.dropbox.com/u/3245969/minidump/WER-10670-0.sysdata.xmlhttp://dl.dropbox.com/u/3245969/minidump/WER-15022-0.sysdata.xml  Note :  I have not installed ThinkVantage GPS software. Hope you can help me out.RegardsAnders    

Answer:Bluesceen on my T420s caused by Ericsson(F5521gw) l36wgps64.sys

hey ajensenthat Ericsson file is for the Mobile Broadbrand. If you could, uninstall the drivers for it and see if the error occurs when you place your unit to sleep/hibernate.later go to this page : http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS018764download the driver and reinstall it.





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Oh no, didn't I write my WWAN-Card works cleanly after the lenovo support repaired it in my previous post?! After a long time (3-5 month) of not using it it has a strange behaviour now I cannot find out the reason for: After connecting to my broadband carrier of choice (Vodafone) the connection get disconnected after ~3 min. because the WWAN-Card (Ericsson F5521gw) becomes disabled state.But why? I could not find out a feature/setting to explain this behaviour. Sure, I installed several lenovo updates since the time the WWAN-Card worked properly and the state I got now. My dial up settings didn't change: General/Phone number:Phone number: *99# Options/Redial Options:Redial attempts: 3Time between redial attempts: 1 MinuteIdle time before hanging up: NeverIdle threshold: <disabled>Redial if line is dropped: true I don't think it's up to the dial up settings as the WWAN-Card becomes disabled after ~3min. of connection.Driver Version: 5.28.4.0 When I turn it on again by Fn-F5 it connects immediately but just till it becomes disabled again after those ~3 min. I searched the forum already but I could not find similar problems yet.UPDATE: I found a similar entry in the forum here:http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/X-Series-Tablet-ThinkPad-Laptops/Wireless-WAN-adapter-keeps-turnig-off-F... Any hints? Cheerskyoshiro

Answer:WWAN-Card (Ericsson F5521gw) disconnects after ~3min.

I got it! I reinstalled the former Mobile Broadband Drivers (Version 6.4.1.6) and everything is running fine now.  In Device Manager the modem is still listed with Driver Version: 5.28.4.0. But this seems to be okay.

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X230T  WINDOW 10 yesterday - and cryEricsson F5521GW ?AN'T FIND DRIVERintegrated camera   dont work  err 0xA00F4246(0x800706d9)FingerPriner - dont workBut SD reader its ok  Must will be back to win7?  

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Hello, I have a user with an X220, running Windows 7 SP1 (x64) with Access Connections 5.84, utilising the Ericsson F5521GW WWAN card. The user is experiencing random disconnects when using the 3G and as this is a remote user, he heavily relies on this service. We have had our supplier send the user a new SIM card, in case that was faulty but this has not resolved the issue. The obvious next step would be to replace the WWAN card but again, he is a remote user and would need to come in to head office or send it in, which will not be ideal. I was wondering if anyone has encountered this issue and if so, how it was resolved. Kind RegardsBarry J. Lane

Answer:X220 (4291-5CG) 3G ThinkVantage Random Disconnects [Ericsson F5521GW]

There is long discussion about that http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/X-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/X220-3G-mobile-broadband-problem-with-F5521gw/... In short: the F5521gw module is buggy, Lenovo does not care, Ericsson no longer supports these modules. The only known solution is to replace it with Sierra Wireless (Gobi 3000) one.





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Hello All: I can't get the GPS location feature working on my new W520 (4270-CTO).  The device did work once, the first day I had the computer (before running Microsoft Update and Lenovo Update), however, it has not worked since then. I've tried everything I can think of - removing and re-installing all the software, double-checking the BIOS, looking for device driver problems - but no luck.  When I launch the 'GPS Enabler' application, all I see is 'Satellite Acquisition in progress...".  I know the laptop can see the satellite constellation because I have a small hand-held GPS beside the laptop, and it has an excellent view of the satellites.  So does my Blackberry. My operating system is Windows 7 Pro, 64 bit, SP 1 (what the computer shipped with).  I've installed the 83wo13ww driver package (nominally version 6.4.1.6, according to the readme file, but displayed as driver version 1.4.0.5 in the properties sheet of the driver when viewed via the Device Manager); the 83wa20ww Lenovo Mobile Broadband Activation package ( version 4.0.0020); and the 83gp31ww ThinkVantage GPS package (version 2.72). I'm running Access Connections 5.84 (build 83c755ww), which I believe is the current release.  I have placed a SIM card in the slot in the back of the computer, and when I launch the Lenovo Mobile Broadband Activation, it shows all the appropriate information (IMEI, ICCID, etc.) for the SIM card... Read more

Answer:Can't get GPS working on W520 with Ericsson F5521gw Integrated Mobile Broadband

Just a postscript - I have found another discussion from about 18 months ago that mentions similar problems with a W500 and a T500.  One of the participants in that discussion suggested that improper assignment of COM ports might be the cause of the problem... but, if that is so, how does one go about re-assigning the two ports used by the GPS?  The picture I provided (link is above) shows that my W520 is using COM ports 10 and 11 for the GPS.  I have no idea at all how to change this port assignment. Here's the link to the prior discussion: W500 GPS Problem Regards, Michael





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Hi Im using Swedish Telenor for mobile services and have experienced stable mobile internet access with fully working VPN and outlook connectivity for years - using T63p, T510 and now T520. WLAN and Ethernet cable working fine with outlook. When on mobile internet, I have good internet access and VPN works fine, but the outlook-exchange communication doesnt work. I tried for a couple of days with another external modem (USB-connected) and everything was working well. I have installed all necessary software using Lenovo System Update. I have tried uninstalling drivers for the Ericsson modem and starting from scratch with fresh drivers from Lenovo. Nothing helps. I just got the T510 replaced becuase of other problems with high frequent sound and blue screen of death and othe peculiar behaviour - and now this. Any ideas?

Answer:Outlook-Exchange connection unstable on T520 with Ericsson F5521gw WWAN

Hi. We have the same situation. All our Lenovo T420s and X220 laptops with Ericsson F5521gw and vpn-client doesn't work ok with Outlook. They can receive mails ok, but sending mails just hang them in Outlook's outgoing folder. Only one mail manages to be send when vpn- and outlook connection has just been established, other outgoing mails may be hanging for tens of minutes and get delivered randomly one by one. Netstat -a shows that laptops connection to Exchange server's epmap port (rpc135) goes to time_wait state and in the same time pinging Exchange server replies ok. Ericsson driver is ver 6.5.1.5 and firmware R3B01. We have tested also with older Ericsson drivers and firmware. No luck. We have tested to same "F5521gw" laptops with several different usb hsdpa dongles, with wlan cards and lan cards and also with other Lenovo laptops which have built-in Qualcomm Gobi and Ericsson F3507g hsdpa-modules. With all other network connections Outlook works fine, only Ericsson F5521gw is causing us gray hair. We would really appreciate if someone has any clue how to solve this problem.  btw. Operating system is Windows 7 Professional 32-bit and our hsdpa service provider is Finish Elisa.

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I'm thinking about purchasing the above 3G card (either for Lenovo X220 or L520) but haven't been able to find out whether it supports fully automatic connecting or not. That is, I would not want to use any "connection app" and click Connect etc. each time the laptop is booted, but instead just boot up the laptop and start surfing (using 3G/WWAN). Is that possible with the above card and Lenovo-provided drivers/software?

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Question: WWAN With F5521gw

I have several T520's ( 4243-W2B )  running Windows 7 64 bit I can not get connected with Mobile broadband with AC. All is updated, drivers and BIOS and I have the latest version of AC ( Ver.  installed. SIM card have been tested in a T520 with Factory image, and it is running. I have reason to believe that it is something about the AcSvc account, which is causing the problem. When I have the SIM card inserted I can connect from windows without any problem, just click on the network icon in the Corner and connect to the Mobile network. I have a logged connection attempt, the first error in the log is this :ERROR AcSvc( SYSTEM(Prvlg).3156.3168) [1/7]15:46:09:124AcConfigManager::GetRegistryProperty: CM_Get_DevNode_Registry_Property() Failed forPCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0085&SUBSYS_13118086&REV_34\4&357628EE&0&00E1. Registryproperty=13!ERROR AcSvc( SYSTEM(Prvlg).3156.3168) [1/7]15:46:09:131AcConfigManager::GetRegistryProperty: CM_Get_DevNode_Registry_Property() Failed forUSB\VID_0BDB&PID_1911&REV_0000&MI_06&OS_NT&WWAN\01. Registry property=13!ERROR AcSvc( SYSTEM(Prvlg).3156.3168) [1/7]15:46:09:138AcConfigManager::GetRegistryProperty: CM_Get_DevNode_Registry_Property() Failed forPCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1502&SUBSYS_21CE17AA&REV_04\3&21436425&0&C8. Registryproperty=13! When I try to connect I get Error code 043, which according to Lenovo Support is a general error messsage which does not pro... Read more

Answer:WWAN With F5521gw

hey Flimmerkaj,welcome to the forums.just to be certain the versions of bios, drivers, etc for your unit areBIOS : 1.35Access Connection : 5.85Ericsson F5521gw WAN : 6.5.1.5ThinkPad Mobile Broadband : 4.0.0020If they are not, update them and if they are.. uninstall them. head to >>http://support.lenovo.com , download the software/drivers above.set unit to diagnostic mode via msconfig and then install.





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Question: F5521gw X230

Just got a new X230 and have a F5521gw laying around from my old X220. Wonder if I could use it on the new machine?

Answer:F5521gw X230

Yes, it is compatible with X230.





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Hello Can i install in t500 wwan card F5521gw ? Or only f3507g ? Regards Karol

Answer:T500 and wwan f5521gw

Hi karool, Accroding to service parts list F5521GW is NOT on the list. Also please make sure your machine does have the slot, SIM reader and antenna before upgrade. Please contact local Lenovo for further suport.System service parts - ThinkPad T500 and W500http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/product-and-parts/detail.page?DocID=PD000700Fred





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HelloI have 2*x220T and 1*x230TI'm instal new windows navigation etc.And waiting for fixing GPS. ABOUT 1h in house nothing! On f5521gw.Fixing time is around 20 30 min outside.Im thinking something is wrong. No connection antena or something.Im replacing WWAN from one to oder from other to other.And...GOBI have much much more power!Gobi 3000 no problem fix GPS in house about 5min max 10min.F5521GW is impossible fix in hous and takig >15min outside.F5521GW is faster network probably Because have HSPA+ + GOBI dont have.But for me dont have matar, because I use free 3G network in Poland.Gobi could take xtra data (localisation GPS satelite for 3 month) and always fix gps faster. 2min in car. +_  And Im testing WIFIWorst is centrino 1000 better 2200 and best is 6205 for signal strentch Link to image 1 Link to image 2 Link to image 3 Moderator note: large image(s) converted to link(s):  About Posting Pictures In The Forums

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hi there i have aF5521gw Mobile Broadband that was installed in my x220..i bought a x230 core i7 and took the broadband adapter card out of x220 and installed in x230 and the surprise came out 1808 ERROR : miniPCI unauthorised network card what is the problem here help please

Answer:X230 and F5521gw problem

Look here:http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/X-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/X230i-Ericsson-F5521gw-fault/m-p/1420739#M5507...

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Hi Everyone Just get my new T430S for testing purposes , I was replacing the WWAN from my "old" W520 to the new one and get the error that the device its not supported , is there any way to get this fix , if not what's the official way to open a case with lenovo ?, if this is not working I try to send back the T430s. Thx and regards.

Answer:F5521gw Mobile Broadband and T430s

well there is no "official" way of doing this. the 430s has so called whitlisted cards that works. others dont work without modifying the bios. try to find a modded bios that removes the whitelist or like you said.....return it. or just get an approved card.

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Hello, I have a problem with my WWAN module on my X220. The module is aF5521gw.When i try to activate the WWan, i get the message it is not activated, please wait and try again.I have update the firmware to the latest version. Driver is up to date, no errors in the device manager.All Lenovo tools are up to date. Any ideas? Bye   Bjoern













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Answer:X220: WWAN F5521gw does not work

after a long search i found an old driver for the F5521gw ... and now it works again ...Version 6.4.1.6 it is working, with the new version it is not working ;( Im happy again everything works   

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Hi,Yesterday I've installed F5521GW modem into my x220t and after downloading some drivers found on forum it worked fine. Then I decided to do autoupdate, it found some drivers related to WWAN adapter (GPS, "Lenovo Mobile access" and I guess few more) and now I'm stuck to like few minutes (around three?) of internet and after that wireless WAN radio turns off, just like an unused WiFi card. It happens every time, when connection is made and is obviously in use too.  I've turned off "Turn mobile radio off when disconnected" in Access connection, moreover when WAN card turns off while using Access connection it hangs. I'm connecting using Windows Network and sharing center, "Mobile broadband" application leads me only to some kind of activation (but I have a working, activated service...) and nothing more, and "Lenovo mobile Access" gives me some registration page, I guess for some kind of Lenovo branded internet provider, plus some tray icon saying that no mobile broadband is detected How to get rid of this automatic WAN card shutdown? It worked great until I decided to do an update...













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Answer:Wireless WAN adapter keeps turnig off F5521GW

Replying to myself, but I partially solved my problem: I turned off automatic shutdown for WiFi card... And it applies to WWAN too

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Hello everyone, dear Lenovo support, does someone know where to obtain an AT command reference for the Ericsson F5521gw WWAN modem built into the T420s? I am especially interested in an AT command to soft-reset the modem. Thanks,Specialist 

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Every several hours the connection drops, and without disabling and re-enabling the 3G mobile broadband F5521gw in Device Manager I am unable to re-connect.I have tried different network operators in different areas, all the same problem regardless of signal strength.Do I have a faulty modem?I tried to install the latest driver from Lenovo but that doesn't seem to affect the driver version of the modem at all.Any suggestions?













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Answer:X220 3G mobile broadband problem with F5521gw

I have exactly the same problem even after replacing 3G mobile adapter with new one

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In device manager I see the F5521gw drivers are installed for device ?F5521gw Mobile Broadband GPS Port?. In windows 7 under ?Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Location and Other Sensors? I see the sensor F5521gw is enabled. Under ?Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Location and Other Sensors\User Settings? everyone is selected as able to access the sensor. In BIOS every I/0 peripheral is set to ?Enabled?. I have not installed any Lenovo software for the GPS as I don?t see why I would need it. It is enough that the driver is working. PROBLEM: Garmin Mobile PC reports the e36wgps0 on COMP4 as working but cannot find any satellites. I tried his outdoor, without any success. QUESTION: what am I missing? What can I do to make Garmin detect satellites?













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Answer:X121e with F5521gw GPS: Garmin Mobile PC not working

You say you don't want to use Lenovo GPS Enabler application. But how do you turn on/off GPS receiver in modem? This is one of the function of that s/w prior of getting fix data..

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Hello, I have an E220s, and have recently bought an Ericsson WWAN F5521gw module (FRU: 60Y3279).According to the manual (and judging by how the card looks), it connects to an antenna through two cables: main + auxiliary (just like the WIFI module). My laptop didn't have any such cables, beside of those already used by the WIFI module (I've opened and removed the top panel to make sure. Really no antenna cables).Just to experiment, I've disconnected the aux cable from the WIFI module and connected it to the main connection of the WWAN module (so now I have two modules, each connected only at the main connection). It worked - both connections operate properly (with a SIM card for the WWAN, of course). Is this supposed to be a satisfactory solution, or should I worry about them not being connected through the AUX as well?If they indeed need the AUX connections too, where are the WWAN antenna connectors supposed to be? Thanks in advance,Daniel

Answer:Connecting WWAN F5521gw module on E220s

Any chance for some advice? Thanks,Daniel

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Hello, I bought Ericcson F5521gw from ebay. Unfortunately "something" happened during transport and card is visibly damaged. Neverthelles, I installed it in computer. It's somewhat "recognized", but can't install any driver. Tryed "83wo12ww" WWAN driver which is last driver that lists T500 as supported device: Picture 1Picture 2 and card: Pic 1Pic 2 I know T500 officially doesn't support this card but this T500 is out of warranty, flashed with patched bios and already have "unsupported" wlan card (Ultimate-N 6300). I'll try to return card but I want to be sure I didn't miss some step and it's my fault it's not working. Installed required SW: ThinkVantage Access Connections 5.97.0.0, ThinkPad Power Management Driver 1.65.05.21, Hotkey Features Integration 3.81. Any help appreciated,b.













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Answer:Aftermarket F5521gw install on T500 fail

Finally managed to install drivers by modifying INF files. Since I'm not sure posting such "manual" complies with forum rules - I'd rather notOnly thing I still have to figure out is Lenovo GPS app which refuse to run, but device itself is working as Win7 "location sensor".Anyone interested can PM me.

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Hello all, I'm having a lot of trouble with my WWAN module F5521gw: although the card connects just fine to the provider (T-mobile Germany) via "Access connection" (IP and everything is assigned just fine), no traffic is going through that device! Whenever i unplug my network cable and disable WLAN, no internet connectivity is available anymore, although the WWAN is up, running and connected. As soon as i try to ping anything or open a web page in the browser - nothing happens. --> What can I do? I am really desparate, as i have no idea on what to do... Thanks for any hints! Regards,Frank

Answer:Trouble with F5521gw broadband networking/T420s

Hello Frank,
 
It is really helpful to have WWAN. As you are unable to use it.
Kindly make the connection and put the username and password also the connect number
 
I suggest you to install the WWAN driver and install firmware.
 
Kindly download WWAN driver from the mentioned below web link.
http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles/83wo14ww.exe
 
Kindly download the WWAN firmware from the mentioned below web link.
http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles/83wr05ww.exe
 
Hope, this will resolve the issue.
 
Best Regards,
Tanuj

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Hello! I would like to know if modem DELL 5550 2XGNJ will work with my Lenovo Think Pad w520. I know that I have free PCIe slot also an antenna but I mean from the software site. There are some modems based on Ericsson F5521GW but branded by Lenovo which will definitely work but what about DELL model? What is more I found drivers for F5521GW but I think it is for Lenovo ThinkPad Mobile Broadband Global Ericsson F5521gw 0A36186 which is 2 times more expensive then DELL model... Please write answers if you are sure, because I know that 'it might work', or you must check  GreetingsDamian Turczy?ski

Answer:MODEM DELL 5550 2XGNJ F5521GW with W520?

it won't without a whitelist removed bios firmware, which as far as i know do not exist.

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Hi, I have a problem with my F5521GW Broadband modem on a Lenovo X220T after completing all the current update. It was working perfectly until yesterday when I used the Lenovo Software Update utility to run all the updates (there was about 22 in total) and after I rebooted, the Broadband module doesn't want to connect to the Service providers anymore. It is still properly listed without errors in the Windows Hardware devices (Modem Driver: Ericson AB, 2011/04/13 Version 5.28.4.0) (Network Driver: Ericcson, 2011/08/12, 1.5.2.0).When I use the Access Connections Utility (Version:5.93 Build G1C51WW) and set it to Mobile Broadband on the "Connect to the Internet" tab, it does detect the Service provider I use. It shows the tower Icon with Vodacom-SA. In the past I could click on that icon and then click connect and I was online. I also had a Location profile setup for Vodacom and that also worked.  Now when I try and use any of these connection methods it doesn't connect (Error message: Connection Failed). I click on the Help Me Fix This button and on the Diagnostic window I get error code 043.  I then click the repair button where it is supposed to find the service provider again, but then it doesn't find any providers anymore.When I close the Diagnostic screen and go back to the "Connect to the Internet" tab, the Vodacom-Sa Icon is still there. I tried to click on the "Find Now" button and it gives no errors and still reports Vodacom-sa I re-d... Read more

Answer:Lenovo X220T with F5521GW can't connect to the internet after upgrades

Ok, This is strange,I have rebooted a couple of times, And had no luck.I tried a Vodacom USB Dongle Last night and after that it still didn't work, But I did see a post somewhere that someone mentioned that the Vodacom software might cause issues, so uninstalled it. Deleted the Vodacom Device in the Device manager. Just remember to enable "Show hidden devices" if you don't find it.There after, no luck.So i tried to reboot again and just check the BIOS out , for new settings or anything that might have changed, There was nothing new. (BTW this was the first time that I went into the BIOS, since it was updated). I Just saved and exited.Booted Windows again and tried the connect. Less than a minute and I was connected again.I will keep this open for now, and if it keeps working after another reboot, i will flag this as resolved.

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Hi there guys, You've pushed out a 7.1.1.0 driver update for the F5521gw card for the T430 but haven't updated the T420 systems for the same card. The drivers from the T430 work on my T420s so out of interest why hasn't there been an update for us guys ? Be nice to think we weren't being left behind, we aren't even barely a generation old yet !





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Answer:F5521gw Driver Update for T420s in line with T430 systems . . .

Hi buddy,Why update if it's working fine? The same card in my T420S is working fine.





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I noticed that Ericsson F5521gw WWAN module does not work after resume from standby mode. It is listed in Access Connections Fn+F5 dialog but it can not be switched on. I have the latest version of the driver (1.5.2.0), firmware (R3B01) and Access Connections (5.85). The Wireless Connection Status windows reports 'WAN adapter is not ready'. No errors in Event log. The really strange is that in Network Connection panel the 'Mobile Broadband Connection' is in Enabled state and Duration is counting ... The problem is always reproducible. Fortunately it works for hibernation at least.   





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Answer:X220 WWAN F5521gw does not work after resume from standby mode

Check out power management option for this modem in Device Manager and turning it off in Access Connections while modem is disconnected.

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Hello, I have a ThinkPad T420S with Mobile Broadband Card ? the  Ericsson F5521GW. The machine is on Windows 10. PROBLEM: Clicking on Network & Internet ->Cellular -> Connect button within Windows 10 will yield:(Spinning dots) Connecting, then it just give you the Connect button again. No error message was thrown. DIAGNOSTICS: Running the command ?netsh mbn show interface? showed correctly that F5521gw is the Mobile Broadband InterfaceCellular reported 77% receptionAPN Setting was populated, and this setting used to workF5521GW Firmware has been updatedDriver updated, windows reported no errors with the driver installedAny help would be much appreciated N 

Answer:T420s F5521GW not connecting to Mobile Broadband, Drivers OK, Windows 10

Dear nchow,
 
Welcome in lenovo community,
 
Since lenovo did not test or release the compatible windows 10 drivers for the T420s, My advice to you is to go back to the previous windows and check if the Mobile Broadband will work well or not.
 
Regards,
Joseph

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Question: X260 m2 ssd

So I'm finally looking to upgrade my X220... Honestly nothing wrong with it still runs great, i just can't stand the low screen resolution anymore.
 
So I'm wondering if anyone knows if the X260 has an internal M2 ssd slot. If i get one I'd like to get one with the standard hard drive to save cost, then get an internal M2 ssd for OS/Apps drive.
 
I'm not finding much info about it.
 
Thanks.

Answer:X260 m2 ssd

Good day.
 
The hardware manual: https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/x260_hmm_en_sp40j72016_01.pdf
only shows a standard style drive. No indication of an SSD-compatible m.2 slot.
 
Hope this helps clarify a bit.
Regards.

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Greetings!  I just ordered a new X260 (i7-6600U | Win7 Pro 64 downgrade rights | 12.5 FHD IPS | 16GB DDR4-2133MHz SODIMM |  HD Graphics 520 | 720p HD Camera | 500GB HD | 3 Cell 23.2WH Front and 6 Cell 72WH Rear | X7 LTE-A Sierra Wireless).  All my laptops have been Thinkpads (X60s, X61T, X201, X220T, and X230T), and I look forward to the new member of the family.  ; ) Are there any hardware issues of which I should beware when I receive my new X260 or any software compatibility issues? What are your thoughts on using Windows 7 Pro 64 versus Windows 10 Pro?  I must admit that I am fond of Windows 7 Pro 64; my X201, X220T, and X230T run Windows 7 Pro 64.  I have heard of lots of Windows 10 issues, and I am not fond of the Windows 10 environment. Thanks, in advance, for your advice!  : )

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My wife is using MacBook and I would like to be able to use her USB-C charger for my ThinkPad x260.If there is an adapter which converts USB-C to ThinkPad's square power connector?

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Question: x260 won't boot

Hi, I have a question and I hope some gurus here could help me out. I bought a x260 last year from Amazon. Warranty check said I have 800+ days left in depot option. I am running Linux and yesterday when I closed the lid, which is the normal way I want my laptop to sleep, and when I opened the lid as usual, it just stayed in sleep mode. Pressing power button or Fn + 4 did not bring the computer back. So I had to forcefully press and hold the power button for a couple of sec to turn it off. Then turning it on does not boot. Here is the video of how it is right now. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRK9TUffYiL I tried to create a bootable USB and boot from it. The same result like in the video. Thank you, 

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I was hoping to replace my aging X201s, and I've been holding out for the X260. I was very disappointed to see that it's essentially the X250, but with a dimmer screen (300 nits rather than 400). Still no USB-C power. No improvements to the keyboard. Now I'm planning to try to hang on for the Retro model next year. If that's still no good (e.g., comes out only in 14" - too big), maybe Dell will have added a good keyboard to the XPS-13 by then.

Answer:X260 - disappointing

You are right, the X series is no longer attractive at all. Due to 16:9 wide design is too bulky while T460s is almost the same weight now. It is no longer as sexy as X60 used to be





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Question: x260 Touch?

Will there be a version of the x260 that supports touch?  I want to upgrade from my x250 but want touch!  I don't see it listed yet!

Answer:x260 Touch?

I found a copy of the system service parts list and there doesn't seem to be a touch LCD listed.  Note, the parts lists sometimes are not correct when a new prodict is just coming out.  BTW, I have been using a Thinkpad Yoga 260 and it seems like a very nice machine, if it meets your needs.

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Question: X260 debian

Hi ! Just bought a thinkpad x260.I had another laptop before where Debian was already installed.So i took its SSD and put it in my x260.Then I've configured the bios, deactivated secure boot, verified that UEFI boot is enable and changed boot order to boot on the SSD.I started the computer, and nothing.Like there is nothing on the SSD. So, I don't know that I can do.The .efi file is stored here : /boot/efi/EFI/debian/grubx64.efi I don't know where the bios search for an EFI file, or if I can change the place where it searches for it. Does anybody here have any clue ?Not sure if the bios is configured well. Thank you !

Answer:X260 debian

If you want to boot from EFI then you gota reinstall your debain os since when installing debain in legacy mode it will only work in legacy mode so to get it to work in UEFI mode then you gota reinstall debain under UEFI mode then it will boot, there might be another way to solve it but idk if it's the right way todo it.

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Hi, We are experiencing issues with our x240-x260's Win 7 64-bit laptops Windows 8.1 and up seem to be ok so far The CPU is reaching 70 degrees and even goes up to 75 degrees in one case we have seen so far We have checked the task manager and the CPU looks fine, everything is appearing normal (CPU levels are average not high at all). Memory is also looking fine. Battery is also dead between an hour or 2 as well. Has anyone else experienced this issue? Thanks

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Windows 7 is designed to be compatible with the most popular hardware and software products you use every day. Thousands of these will just work, but if you have questions Microsoft has them covered with the resources below.
The Compatibility Center lists thousands of the most popular devices and software titles to help you easily identify what will or won't work with the Windows 7 operating system. You can use the site to download device drivers and software updates, as well as leave feedback on how to improve.
If you need to find out if a particular software or hardware is compatible with Windows 7, you can try here. Windows Compatibility Center
You can also submit your software there.

Answer:Windows 7 Compatibility Center checks for Software, Hardware, Devices compatibility

Thank you HappyAndyK
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I've found what I would to know:-) Windows 7 Compatibility Center search results - Avira

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Question: x260 Error 2101

I have a X260 with a Samsung 850 EVO SSD installed connected to the normal SATA cable. Recently, the system ran down in hibernate or sleep mode until the battery was completely drained. The next time I started it up, Iwas presented with an immediate error after the logo of "2101 Detection error on SSD(M.2)". Booting into BIOSor UEFI diagnostics doesn't show any options for diagnosing the SSD. What is odd is there is no M.2 SSD. ?Right nowI am traveling and don't have a SATA-USB cable or another drive to try, but is there any possibility this is something other than my SSD failing completely? System does not boot. Things I have tried already: Reseating the SATA cable, Resetting BIO S to default settings, "Power Cycling" the SSD. All checks in UEFI diagnostics pass.

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My X260 Model is 20F6005GUS. SN is *
 
Unlike previous models, the dimensions of the x260 lcd panel size vary. So if you order a wrong lcd panel,  you should replace the lcd bezel, cable, lid etc.
My lcd panel fru is 04X03 and the dimensions are 290mm x 179mm.
 
What model should I order to replace my lcd?
 
ps. It seems there are three models of the FHD resolustion lcd panel.
1. FRU: 00HN899 (LG)2. FRU: 00HN883 (AUO)3. FRU: 00HN884 (INX)
 
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I recently tried updating to the latest 1.31 update. The system is on 1.25. I used the USB updater (not the updater CD ISO). Upon starting, it returned an error "Invalid capsule file when SecureFlash is on in ROM".I have rollback prevention and secureboot disabled. Also tried making a 1.30 update USB and the same error occured.Has anyone ran into this issue?

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i havent checked the bios yet but wondered if there is a way to make sure fan speed is ramping up to maximum in the lenovo software? I turned off the smart cooling and have it set to max performance.  The fan is barely audible under load though i do feel it pushing heat out of the vent

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I bought a new X260 which was delivered a few days ago -- On all operating systems (windows, various linux flavors) I see screen flicker in the background. Foreground windows are fine, but the background has this faint flicker to it -- almost like im seeing the refresh rate. I've verified that the display is running 1920x1080 60hz in each of the operating systems.  Additionally, I see it in the boot options menu (F12) on startup when it is happening.  The strange thing is that it seems to do it sometimes, and sometimes it does not. An intermittent problem Has anyone else experienced or solved this problem?

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I have over a dozen Thinkpad models at my disposal (from T400's to T450's, and X230's to X260's) and just lately was asked by someone to look into battery options for the X260. Take a look at this page: https://support.lenovo.com/ch/en/solutions/pd027968 There are 2 batteries shown - the 3-cell 23.5Wh (68) and the 6-cell 72Wh (68+). But there is no mention of the 6-cell 47Wh battery (also 68+). But how did I get to this page? After searching and searching ... and more searching ... through PSREF's, part number sheets etc ... I looked at the FRU on the battery of an X260 I bought recently (45N1735) and searched for it online -> On the bottom of the second page of Google search was the very first Lenovo link ... the above linked-to page.But when I bought this X260 the only battery options given to me were the 6-cell 72Wh and 6-cell 47Wh - no 3-cell 23.5Wh option whatsoever. And even though the part number of the 6-cell 47Wh is on the page (45N1735) there is no mention of it's Wh's or anything else to distingush it from the 72Wh. And now, if you look at this page under 'Hardware compatibility' for both batteries it's written 'ThinkPad T440s' and below that 'Note: For the latest updates on the compatible systems, please refer to the Accessories Compatibility Guide.'. Then you go to this 'Accessories Compatibility Guide' and end up having to download an Excel spreadsheet (no, I am not kidding!). REALLY Lenovo!?!?&... Read more

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Hi everyone! I've recently purchased an X260 with HDD and wanted to upgrade to the NVME SATA-E Toshiba drive. Went online and found the PCIe cable and the Toshiba drive. All is working well and speeds are on par for an NVME drive. However, I've recently encountered BSOD in windows 10 after not actively touching the laptop for an hour or so. It would then throw an error 2100 stating that the drive cannot be found, which can be verified when jumped into the bios without hard rebooting. However, the drive would appear again after turning the laptop off and back on. I suspect that there's a firmware error causing the drive to stop responding. I downloaded the latest nvme driver updater by Lenovo and the programme shows this.Nvme firmware update by lenovoApparently what I bought online was an engineering sample, with a much older firmware than the one Lenovo provides. The programme refused to recognise the drive and I am unable to update it. Is there anyways for me to update this drive, or anyway to try hard flashing the firmware into the drive? Thank you!

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Hi,  I'm coming to this forum, as my quest to have the issue fixed via the Service Desk was unsucessful.  A number of our users, primarily on the Lenovo x260, one user on the x250, have intermittent issues when undocking their Laptops from their Docks, then re-docking them.This appears to cause the following;? USB 3.0 Root Bridge Controller becomes unresponsive, preventing any devices connected to the USB dock from working. (When redocking)? Wireless Driver fails to engage, preventing users from being able to access their Wireless Networks. (When undocking) (Configuration on the Lenovo devices disables Wireless on some devices when an Ethernet connection is detected.)When this happens, the only way that appears to be able to fix the problem is to perform a complete restart of the device, attempting to manipulate the affected drivers in Device Manager crashes the Windows service.Graphics Driver: 20.19.15.4531USB 3.0 Driver: v5.0.0.32Intel PRO/1000 LAN Adapter Driver: v12.15.23.1Intel Wireless LAN Driver: 19.20.3BIOS Version: 1.26Latest Dock Firmwareware Applied. Please Help! 

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I just got my new x260. I inserted the new sim card today, and it is not recognized by my computer. How can I fix the problem?

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Question: X260 memory types

I'm awaiting my X260 to arrive, and I want to get a 16GB memory stick to put in it, I understand it takes DDR4-2133 SO-DIMMs. However my local store here doesn't seem to have any 2133 in stock, but has a 2400 in stock...
 
Anyone know if this could be used, if it will simply downclock to the 2133 speed or actually run at 2400?
 
I'm upgrading from a X220, and the memory spec'd for it was DDR3-1333, but when you put DDR3-1600 it actually ran at 1600.
 
Thanks!

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Question: X260 release date

When will the x260 be available in Europe?Thanks

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Hi Guys,im searching for a belgium keyboard for the x260 - can't even find the FRU /Partnumber.Backlight-Keyboard X240/X250/X260 Belgium (should be AZERTY)thx for help.maikl

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Is there any reason why Windows 10 reads "Battery 1: not present"? Did some x260s not ship with a front battery? I've never had good battery life (2hrs max usually) from my 260 and never noticed this until I checked it out today. I have the latest BIOS version.

Answer:x260 no front battery?

This thread seems to confirm that some x260s do not come with front batteries. great. https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/x260-Built-In-battery-NOT-available-for-use-E...

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Hi  Looking to replace the palmrest on my X240, seen both one for an X250 - Expensive or a cheaper one from an X260 both with finger print I know from searching the X250 part FRU 00HT390 will fit but can someone advise if part FRU 01AW440 will? Thanks Jeff

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Hi everyone,I wanted to order an x260 from Amazon : https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01H8C6JPW. Other example include :https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01JI8P68Khttps://www.amazon.com/dp/B01FV19H3Shttps://www.amazon.com/dp/B01JI8P68KI asked Amazon live support what do "TS" and "FD" mean in the product description and they have no answer since Lenovo did not provide them any information about these names. And a side question is "Only Laptop" mean there is no adapter ? Could anyone please help me to clearify what do these tag names mean? Thank you.













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Answer:Thinkpad x260 TS FD meaning

Hello and welcomeI'm not a Lenovo representative, but definitely TS means TopSeller, FD in the short lsptop specification means the type of display - FHD. "Only laptop" might mean accessories (like additional cable) missing. Of course, AC charger should be in the pack.Original laptop specification is below:http://psref.lenovo.com/Detail/ThinkPad_X260?M=20F60093US

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Hello out there. I have bought a Lenovo x260 with the Sim Card feature. How do i activate it? 

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We are running a deployment server with MDT 2013 Update 2 and WDS to push out the images. The image is a Windows 10 pro 64 image and is currently PXE booting and working fine on the Lenovo X240, X250, M73p and M97. However we have recently purchased a batch of X260's and in a similar manner loaded the Windows 10 drivers into the Winpe directory to be injected on PXE boot. This is not working at all and the minute the X260 is PXE booted it gives a PXE-E61 Media test failure check cable error. We have tried several X260s new out of the box to rule out hardware failure or a dodgy device and it's connected to the same cables and infrastructure that the other models which is working successfully uses. I have tried injecting Windows 7 64 and Windows 8 64 ethernet drivers as well (all from the SCCM packages on the Lenovo site for the X260) and none of them work. The bios hasn't been altered in any way and is set to boot to HDD first and Network boot second, I have been testing the PXE boot by hitting enter and F12 by manual intervention. We currently have 25 of these laptops purchased and waiting to build and this is causing a major delay. If anyone could offer any suggestions that would be great.

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I have an older ThinkPad x230 with a factory-installed Sierra Wireless MC7700-Gobi 4000 for AT&T LTE & HPSA+ adapter and SIM Card for AT&T LTE. I now have a new ThinkPad x260 with a factory-installed Qualcomm Snapdragon X7 LTE-A (Sierra Wireless EM7455). There was no option to specify a SIM card like last time. Can I just remove the SIM card from the older x230 and put it in the newer x260? Or will I need a different SIM card?

Answer:Can I use SIM card from x230 with x260?

Hellox260 supports micro SIM card while x230 supports standard sized SIM card. Of course, you know these cards' sizes are incompatible.

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Am trying to connect Thinkpad X260 with windows 10 to Sony Bravia 4K TV through screen mirror. Laptop gets detected by TV. Screen says preparaing screen mirror but doesn't get connected. has anyone encountered this? any known fix? Thx.M

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Spoiler (Highlight to read)  Hi ! We've got Lenovo Products for a long time now. We have about 500 lenovo Pc's.We changed the line of Pc, we went from L540 and x250 to L560 ans x260.Since this change, we have several problems on those machines.Random BSOD, mostly APC_INDEX_MISMATCH 0x00000001We installed latest BIOS, latest drivers.Sometimes pc's with 2 RAM, sometimes with just 1 RAMWin7 x64We did not have those problems with x250 and l540Asking for Help, Thanks 

























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Hi I'm looking for my next notbook and I'm interest by the X260.But I need to work on 2 external screen. Is there a way I plug it?With a dock maybe?  Currently I'm working on a laptop (HP5220m) with two external screen plugged in. One by hdmi, the second in vga (notebok screen si switch off)

Answer:X260 and 2 external screnn

Hix260 supports up to three independent displays, internal and extarnal in any combination. The quote from its platform specification:"Intel HD Graphics 520 in processor:supports external digital monitor via HDMI or Mini DisplayPort; supports three independent displays;Max resolution: [email protected] (DisplayPort via Mini DisplayPort cable);[email protected] (HDMI)"x260 supports the docking station as wellhttp://www.lenovoquickpick.com/fra/system/thinkpad/x-series/x260#recommendedaccessories

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Windows shows this...? Any ideas on why this would be?Thanks

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For 3 years I wanted to upgrade x230. Primarily to get new battery since old one is aging and losing capacity. X series was good combination of size and battery life needed during bus and train travels and for carrying around in a backpack. Lenovo x230 has i5-3320m and 12GB of ram. Naturally after upgrade I wanted something at least as powerful and probably more powerful. Just to keep it compatible with future. X240 and X250 were out of question due to one dimm slot. So I waited patiently for X260 and got Yay 2 dimm slots! How about perf? Lenovo x230: i5-3320m - Processor Base Frequency: 2.6 GHz, Max Turbo Frequency: 3.3 GHz Lenovo x260: i5-6300u - Processor Base Frequency: 2.4 GHz, Max Turbo Frequency: 3 GHz Lenovo x230: HD Graphics 4000 ? 16 execution units up to 332.8 GFLOPS at 1300 MHz Lenovo x260: HD Graphics 520, GT2 ? 24 execution units, up to 403.2 GFLOPS at 1.05 GHz What the hell? I've waited for three years to get cpu which is 10% slower and gpu which is only 20% faster? Yes, I understand that skylake has SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0, H.265 accelerated decoding, but that isn't really a substitute for raw power when visual studio tries to compile your project or when you try to open 5 tabs on lenovo.com So the big question is why didn't you plug in Intel Core i5-6360U. It has turbo boost of 3.1Ghz and 806.4 GFLOPS of GPU throughput. It shares same TDP of 15W so you wouldn't need to improve cooling (and even if you did x230 was able to dissipate 35W!). Doubling the GPU per... Read more

Answer:[rant] x260 has weak gpu

Hello,
 
Lenovo offers a version of the ThinkPad X260 with the Intel Core i7-6600U processor, as well. 
 
It's important to keep in mind the CPU speed isn't solely dependent upon processor frequency.  I have both an X220 and an X250 with i7's, and despite the X250's processor operating 100-200MHz slower than the X220's, it comes in about 10% faster on CPU-dependent benchmarks, so Intel has definitely made some improvements in the intervening four or five years.
 
Some (or maybe all?) X260 models support PCIe NVMe (PCIe 3.0 2), which should improve disk I/O bound operations quite a bit, too.
 
If your concern is performance over time and future-proofing, have you considered purchasing a T-series, instead?  The T460p, for example has some models with i7 quad cores and nVidia GPUs.
 
Regards,
 
Aryeh Goretsky
 

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Hi all,  Bit of background first. I had a T440 laptop which has served me fine for a couple of years. I have two docks for it, one in the office with a dual monitor set-up and one at home with a 34" ultrawide. The T440 worked on both no issues. However, I've just been upgraded to the X260, and whilst it works in the dock in the office no problem, I can't get it to place nice with the dock at home and the ultrawide monitor!  I has some success last night, I got a pickture on the screen of the ultrawide but at the laptops native resolution, when I tried to change it to 3440 x 1440 the screen went black and I couldnt get it back. After that I've not been able to get a picture back on the screen. If I sit the x260 in the dock with the lid open and start it up, when I get to the desktiop and go into the resolution settings it see's the ultrawide monitor, but I can't get anything to display on it! Does anyone have any ideas how I can get it to work?? Thanks 

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HEy Guys, I just got a new X260 that came with windows 7 installed. I made a USB recovery drive from win 7 and all is good, I popped the new SSD into the X260 and it will not load Win 7 ionto the the new installed ssd., I also made a win 10 recovery medias usb and that worked ! I really need to get Win 7 on the new SSD ! I even popped the orig drive in and that wont boot anymore! I changed a few settings in the bios and changed them back and still wont boot into win 7 with the orig drive! ( I changed Secure boot to disable , and Legacy only on start up ) then changed them back to enabled and UEFI only. Any help would be really appreciated! 

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So, I bought the laptop because many reviews and even Lenovo's website tout HUUUUGE battery life with the X260 and the 7cell battery.So I pulled the trigger and got one. Here's the article I used:http://www.laptopmag.com/articles/thinkpad-x260-full-hd-battery-life I have the 1920x1080 screen. Windows 10 reports about 9 hours of possible use time.  I haven't really loaded anything special on Windows 10 yet which would even chew into the battery life. What's going on here? NOTE: I haven't tested actual use time to see if Windows resets or cleans up the amount of life remaining. I plan to exhaust the battery to see how long it really does go.. but wanted to get some opinions if I have maybe a problem system / battery. Thanks.

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Question: X260 battery order

I cannot get my x260 to use the external battery first rendering the powerbridge feature worthless. I have seen various solutions mentioned here but none I have tried seem to work?  

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Hi everybody, i'm asking since my laptop x260 come with GPT (windows 7 64 bit). Any possibly how to make this conversion to MBR?  Do I need make recovery procedure?
























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Ever since purchasing my Windows 10 X260 the wireless mouse is andomly freezing...it is driving me crazy.I have gone through the whole Lenovo support process updating everything possible but the problem still persists.I have tried several 'mice' but no improvement.  Usually, but not always the trackpad is okay but sometimesit seems to be frezzing as well. 

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My Windows 10 theme is dark and I have a dard desktop backround. When I open Windows File Explorer, it looks dimmed but within a few seconds gets brighter. It looks like brightness is increased when I open applications having while colors mostly. I turned off adaptive brightness and I'm using Performance power profile and still cannot get rid of this effect. Is that a hardware issue or some Windows 10 feature? Can it be disabled so I get bright colors always? Thank you.

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This is my first ever Lenovo product. This is my first Post.
Have a Thinkpad x260 & Using Win7.
 
All external SD media is seen as "READONLY" .
 
Tried all of this:
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Tablet-and/Disk-write-protected/td-p/743375
No progress.
 
Tried differerent SD cards, preformatted & with data.
Tried SD Slot tried SD card in USB3 SD card loader.
 
I have run all suggested updates from provided Lenovo Think Vanatage Tools including BIOS update.,
Is this caused by a recent update, or is it a hardware fault ?
If a BIOS code fault, can I downgrade BIOS ?
 
Thanks
 
 
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Answer:X260 - All external SD media is READONLY

Hi. welcome to the forums.
 
It is kind of obvious, but since you didn't specify the first step is to check that the "lock switch" is not set on the SD card.
 
The second thing that I would check is that there is not any kind of plastic debris inside the Thinkpad slot. Some cheap plastic may break and left some parts.
 
Another things that I have notice is that there are some kind of micro SD to SD adapters that produce me some problems that make the SD card looks like readonly. I think it is also good to test different brands if you are using that adapters.
 
I hope this helps.
 
Regards

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Hello, I'm trying to repair my x260 after damaging the bios flash IC. I have a suitable replacement chip, but flashing the binary included in the update software doesn't seem to work. I'm using SPI to flash and then soldering the chip in, which should work fine. What I think I need is not just an update binary but an entire image of the contents of the chip. Anybody have a solution? Matt

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Hi,We purchase Lenovo laptops from our local supplier in the UK, for all of our EU 7 Asia/Pacific sales teams. We used to be able to buy older model (like the X200/X201) with non English EU or Asian keyboards, like German, Danish & Japanese. However, with hte newer models, (like the X240, X250, and now X260), we've just been told by our supplier (Insight) that we can only buy UK keyboards. How can we get hold of other language keyboards? We can't expect sales members to buy and fit these, so they need to be purchased and fitted either by our supplier, or us!Any help would br greatly appreciated!Many thanksBen

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Finially pulled the trigger on the X1C 4th Gen w/ i6300, 14.0 FHD (1920x1080), 8gb, 256ssd.Mostly do reading and writing online w/ some image processing, so went with cooler temp/less power consumtion options.3-4 weeks and I'll be thrilled to unbox and give some feedback on initil thoughts.I haven't purchsed anythign besides a  mac in close to 20 years, but finally got fed up with hardware issues the last couple years. Used to have a t400 @ work though and it was a tank + loved the keyboard.

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Hi All, I need some help, I am pulling out my hair. I have a x260 running Win 10 Pro. I also have a BT MS Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000. I never had any issues until recently. The mouse works 100% , but as soon as I connect to ANY wireless network the mouse stops working. If I switch off all wireless devices ( using F8 key) and switch back on....the mouse starts working again. dont know what this might be, I updated the BT drivers with the latest ones from Lenove and also updated the Wireless drivers. I do not know what to do any more. The mouse works on any other device so the issue must be my laptop but is was working a couple of weeks ago. Regards

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Hello, When on battery power, my X260's internal battery is discharging before the external battery. I am using Windows 10 Home and bios is 1.19 (what it came shipped with). I haven't found any definite solution to this problem--only comments from others where the problem went away eventually. I've had the computer for 10 days and have tried many suggestions but nothing is working--the internal battery continues to drain first before the external one. I'm hesitant to call or get support because I don't want to send the computer in or have a tech rip the computer apart for what is apparently a software/firmware issue. Just to add: all drivers are updated and battery performance is perfectly normal--I get the expected run times. It's just the internal battery is draining first and then the external one second. I would appreciate any other suggestions or a fix. Thanks

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Good day to you all! Need your help? are you guys ever facing issue when boot from usb to install windows 7 x32 bit on lenovo x260? it always return back on boot list screen. But if i boot using usb with Windows 10 , it work normally.. please advise Thank you in advance SBS

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Hello everyone,I have an X230 and I need to upgrade the laptop to something with an i7 and 32GB RAM.I am very happy with my X230, but I have to change it. From the product page is looks like the X260/X270 have only 1 SODIMM slot. So, my question is: Is there any other slot hidden? Or I am forced to find another laptop (or even worse to go to HP or DELL) for such a thing? I need a very light laptop because I travel a lot and the X series is just perfect.

Answer:Lenovo X260/X270 RAM options

X260 and X270 both 1 socket 16GB maxhttp://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PDF/ThinkPad/ThinkPad%20X260/ThinkPad_X260_Platform_Specificatio... http://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PDF/ThinkPad/ThinkPad%20X270/ThinkPad_X270_Platform_Specificatio...

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Hi, I have bought a X260 recently. I can  just install windows 8.1 64 bit or higher OS version.actually, I want to use windows 7 32 bit on this X260.so how can I install it.while installing it saying like picture

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