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Lenovo ThinkPad X230 Randomly Shuts Down

Question: Lenovo ThinkPad X230 Randomly Shuts Down

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 possible. Does anybody have any insight into why this might be happening, or suggestions for exploring alternatives that haven't been mentioned above?

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Applies to being unplugged and plugged in. It's not due to have power consumption, usually just shuts off from within minutes of logging into my account. Safe mode seems to delay this problem for a while. Best way to go about fixing this? Malwarebytes doesnt detect any viruses.  

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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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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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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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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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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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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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I saw few people have problem with this, It was **bleep** hard for me to find what was wrong with my laptop, It just lost its power (instant power-off) from time to time, It was like that for like a half a year, I couldn't figure what was wrong with it. It was totally clean inside and wasn't overheating ,ran all the tests- all was fine, battery also was fine, so is power supply and power module.The thing that fixed it- Was Changing CPU thermal compound, it had dried out really bad and was causing this gremlin.. Even though I didn't believe that it could be the problem because it didn't had overheating issues. Spent $1 on the compound from ebay and the laptop has been fine for over 2months now.In case anyone has the same problem or comes up when searching this post- that's the thing that will fix it even if it sounds weird.

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Hi, My Thinkpad X230 tablet screen is not truning on.  It just shows the dark blank screen.The power button is on, all other indicators are green.I have tried removing the battery, holding Fn button etc. Can someone help to resolve this issue please.. Thank You. 

Answer:Lenovo Thinkpad X230 Tablet - Display Problem

If it is under warranty, call for service, rather than dealing with it. The first step is to unplug it and remove the battery. Press the power button 5 times, holding it for 10 seconds on the last push. Put it back together; plug it in, and try again.

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Hello,  I'm having some trouble with turning on my laptop. The problem originally started when some keys on my keyboard stopped working. I cleaned the keys, restarted my laptop, tried a previous restore point and then did a hard reset after nothing worked to fix my laptop.  After hard resetting, I tried turning on my laptop and it did not turn on. So far, I've plugged in my laptop into the adaptor, plugged the adaptor directly into the wall outlet, and removed the battery and plugged in the laptop. The one thing I have noticed with my laptop is that when I plug in the adaptor, the battery and sleep lights turn on for a moment, then the sleep light turns off, and the battery light will stay on momentarily but then it will blink off after a few seconds. What else should I do? Thank you

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Touch screen, pen, and usb/bluetooth imputs work fine but the trackpad stops working several seconds after bootup/log in. I've removed and reinstalled the latest lenovo trackpad drivers which fixes the problem for several seconds and then the trackpad/touch pad stop working again. After every restart again they work for a few seconds and then stop. Are there any other possible sollutions? 

Answer:Lenovo X230 tablet Thinkpad/trackpad not functioning

welcome to the community!
 
please check to make sure your trackpad is not disabled in your bios.
 
for reference, on my t60p, i have the trackpad disabled in bios because i never use it ( trackpoint evangelist here ). regardless, when i'm at the windows 7 login screen, my trackpad is active. as soon as i'm logged in and i've got a windows desktop, the trackpad is inactive. i'm not sure why i have that small window where it works, but there it is, fwiw.
 
cheers.

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i have a lenovo x230 and its stuck on a screen and all it says it boot menu.  Any help would be great thanks 

Answer:Lenovo Thinkpad x230 stuck on boot menu

I would need to see it to be sure, but my guess is that the hard disk was logically damaged.  That means the boot record or partition information was wiped out.  It could also be a disk hardware error.  Do you have a backup?

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Hello,  I'm having some trouble with turning on my laptop. The problem originally started when some keys on my keyboard stopped working. I cleaned the keys, restarted my laptop, tried a previous restore point and then did a hard reset after nothing worked to fix my laptop.  After hard resetting, I tried turning on my laptop and it did not turn on. So far, I've plugged in my laptop into the adaptor, plugged the adaptor directly into the wall outlet, and removed the battery and plugged in the laptop. The one thing I have noticed with my laptop is that when I plug in the adaptor, the battery and sleep lights turn on for a moment, then the sleep light turns off, and the battery light will stay on momentarily but then it will blink off after a few seconds. What else should I do? Thank you

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Hello!I am trying to help a local non profit school with their Edge 15 laptops. I have 5 of them that are randomly shutting down completely, as if the power was completely removed. Doesn't seem to have an exact time limit.  Fans are running non stop. Here is what I have tried so far:different versions of windows 7, Linux boot disk, different battery power cords and combination of those two. Switched ahci to compatibility mode, lenovo power monitor, battery driver, power patch for v++ issues. Upgraded bios and also reverted back to factory settings on the bios. Cpu does not seem to be overheating. New thermal paste just in case.  Customer support is saying because they are a month out of warranty they wont talk to me so they refereed me to here.  Any ideas?   

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Hi all, I have looked at the forum and seen that my problem is "quite common" on older versions of ThinkPad.Here we are with a ThinkPad W541, with core i7 vPro (quad core), 16G DDR3... one of the best of the moment. Running under Windows 7 Pro (waiting for Windows 10). The problem is about random shut down of the computer, either plugged or on the battery.The screen freezes, and a few seconds after the computer is off.After that, I can turn it on pushing the power button and it asks me if I want to start Windows the normal way, or in safe mode... No error, no blue screen, nothing that tells me that there is a problem. The problem was present the first days of use, 2 months ago, but only about once a week. The time I go to eat, or something else, and when I come back the computer is off. I first though about "normal" Windows problems", but it seems not.Everything is up to date.Lenovo care center tests do not see any errors.Now, the problem is happening several times a day, especially when I move the computer from one room to another... or more strange, when I touch the screen to move it a bit !! But it still happens randomly, when I am not aside the machine. I recently added 16G RAM (2x8G Crucial ballistix DDR3 12800 1.35v) to get the maximum of 32G accepted. This RAM is guaranteed compatible.The problem should not come from the new RAM, because it was present before I added it.But it may have increased the frequence ?? I did not see real solutions for... Read more

Answer:ThinkPad W541 shuts down randomly

Hi Chezpo,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 

Is the newly installed memory is having same specification (DDR3 12800 1.35v).
Is the system getting overheated?
Is the CPU fan running properly?
Do you get any Bluescreen error?

Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar





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Hello!I have 2 thinkpads that are randomly shutting down completely, as if the power was completely removed. Doesn't seem to have an exact time limit, but it is generally after 30 minutes. battery has between 95 and 100% and the fan is running non stop. The air coming from the fan is not warm. The bottom of the laptop is not warm. The laptop is plugged into a wall outlet. Here is what I have tried so far:1. Verified power settings are correct.2. Verified power settings in bios are disabled3. removed the IBM power monitoring software.4. removed any unnecessary software.5. Verified that the fan is not dirty.6. Changed system cooling state to passive for "Plugged in".7. Removed CPU fan, cleaned old thermal grease off of all surfaces and re-applied a new layer of thermal grease.  warranty is expired as of June 2013 Looking around on Google, I see that this happens a LOT, but nobody ever writes what they did to resolve the issue. Any ideas? 

Answer:Thinkpad Edge 15 shuts down randomly

I am typing this message on a Lenovo Edge 15 with the exact same issue, and I have discovered an improvised "solution". If you put the computer in "sleep mode before 30 minutes elapses (i.e. 28:30) then the timer resets. I currently have some freeware downloaded called Cool Timer to warn me to put the computer the sleep each time and my Dad is writing a program now that will make the computer automatically sleep and wake it self every 28 minutes. I know this is not a perfect solution, but it is by far the best answer I have came up with after reading every forum available online. It makes the computer functional, which is a big plus.

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Hello. I have a Thinkpad X230. I'm trying to drive video to a Samsung LCD TV via the mini displayport,with a mini displayport  --> hdmi adaptor (i've tried two adaptors now). The X230 detects the the Samsung TV when connected, both in the Sound and in the Graphics Properties. You can hear the connect / see the PC screen flash when the cable is plugged in. Unfortunately I can't get any sound or video on the TV. (I just tried connecting to a Dell Monitor and was able to get it to work.) The TV takes HDMI from my Dell laptop just fine on the same cable/input to the TV.The other problem is that in trying to adjust settings, now when I plug in the HDMI cable via the adaptor, the PC screen goes blank, it seems to be trying to make the TV primary, and the TV is getting the signal, so I have to pull the cable out to get the PC display back. Any ideas on setting / adjustments? ThanksAlan  

Answer:Lenovo Thinkpad X230 HDMI mini displayport problem

Hi Alan,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
Can you check uninstalling the current graphic driver from Control panel -- Program & feature option, and download the latest version from the below link.
 
Intel HD Graphics Driver for Windows 7 (32-bit), Intel HD Graphics Driver for Windows 7 (64-bit)
 
Hope this helps.
 
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar





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Do anyone know how to solve this problem? This problem occurs even when I choose the default configuration. 

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Diagnostic Report (1.9.0019.0):
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Windows Product Key Hash: J8bZA6mhcZqo/1ndlXzMli4JtGo=
Windows Product ID: 00371-OEM-8992671-00524
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048
ID: {BE307F4D-C95B-4AEC-A0C0-964831D0BF82}(3)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
WGA Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Professional
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.151019-1254
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File Exists: No
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WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGA Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAExec.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGA Data-->
Office Status: 100 Genuine
Microsoft Office Visio Professional 2007 - 100 Genuine
OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Office Diagnostics: 025D1FF3-364-80041010_025D1FF3-229-80041010_025D1FF3-230-1_025D1FF3-517-80040154... Read more

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the last two days my machine has suffered a crash with similar symptoms. First, the display goes blank. I can see some disk activity. This continues for maybe 20-30 seconds and then the machine shuts down. Yesterday, I had to restart the machine twice b/c the first attempt also resulted in a shutdown during the boot process.I thought that perhaps it was an overheating issue, but I'm not convinced of that as today there was nothing obstructing the exhaust vents (though they were a bit dusty).I'm runing windows 7 pro, 64 bit. Have an NVidia card, but I don't know about the details. Where would I find them? Thanks in advance.













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Answer:Thinkpad W510 Display randomly dies and then machine shuts down

If it is a W510, graphics are probably 1GB NVIDIA® Quadro® FX880M.  It is hard to diagnose from a thousand miles away, but my first guess is overheating. I suggest installing TPFancontrol (free) and monitor temperatures.

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So I recently bought a Lenovo y50-70 Notebook. After 2 days, when i upgraded from.Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 and installed all the drivers it started to shut off at random times. When i was playing, using youtube, facebook and sometimes even why i just try to connect to a wifi network. It sometimes makes a pop sound when shutting off and sometimes it doesn't. It's not overheating, i know that.If someone knows how can i fix this, I'd appreciate the help. It's a brand new laptop that i don't even have for a week yet. Don't really want to give it in for warranty because i need it for work everyday.

Answer:Lenovo y50-70 randomly shuts off

Mine used to freeze, to a weird loud noise and then shut down doing a pop sound. After I upgraded the BIOS to v3.03 it did not hapeen anymore.It happened especially when watching YouTube videos, I also had a couple of BSOD: DPC_Watchdog_Violation or something like that. Since I upgraded the bios the issue disappeared.

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Hello, Recently i've purchased a U410 Lenovo laptop. Work really great, no wireless issues, as a matter it has higher speeds than other laptops. Nice look and fast.Unfortunately i've discovered something wierd also on my first day with it. Randomly shuts down without any message or error., just turns off. I though it's a faulty driver, checked the event longs as saw some errors, i've corrected those and no shut down for a while. i thought everything is okay, so  bought the windows 8 pro upgrade, put it clean and with all the drivers from the site. worked nice for a while. then again the random shutdowns are back. there are a few warnings in the event long, but nothing serious.I would like to mention that i changed the stock HDD to an intel SSD, and the stock RAM to 8 GB Corsair Vengeance high quality rams. So these could not be the problem since it had problems before that too.I'm monitorizing the processor temperature as well. it's nothing unusual, its around 40-50 C when i do only browsing or something light. when something else is running it gets around 60C, but not more. the GPU temperature is also low, around 50 every time. So these 2 cannot be as well. I don't know about the battery.The wierd things is that sometimes it works for days or even a week without any shut down. Example i use it from 6PM until the morning, then i go to work and give a sleep. then again from 6PM until next morning, etc. for over 1 week and no problem. then suddenly after a restart or ... Read more

Answer:Lenovo U410 shuts down randomly

hi Bayernfan,
 
Here are the things that I would do if I'm in your case:
 
1. Check the stability of the hardware by doing a stress test on both the CPU and GPU - you can use Heavy Load and do a 15min stress test and monitor the CPU and GPU temp. by using Real Temp.
2. If the computer is stable & doesn't shut down after doing the stress test, I would run Windows Update to get the latest patches and bug fixes and observe the computer..
3. If the issue happens again, I would do a clean boot to check if there's a background app that's causing the issue and perform a malware scan using Malwarebytes and TDSSKiller to make sure there's no malware or rootkit on the PC.
 
 
Let me know if you get any errors:
 
Cheers

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I recently purchase and H530 Desktop and when it's left on for several days, it will shut down by itself.  Is this a common issue among these?  I've seen a lot on laptops, but not much on the desktops.

Answer:Lenovo H530 shuts down randomly

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
 
Any of the Windows power saving options only deal in hours and not days so I doubt your problem is related to the Windows setting.  If you open the Action Center, click on Maintenance and then View Reliability History is there any indication of Windows not shutting down properly?  Do you live in an area the has an occasional momentary power outage ?  If your household power blinks off for a second that would be enough to shut the computer down and keep it off.  The other possibility is the computer on an electrical circuit that is control by a light switch?

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HI GUYS!!MY LENOVO Y700 RANDOMLY SHUTS OFF WHEN BATTERY IN BETWEEN 50-60%, AND NOT PLUGGED IN. AND DOES NOT GET ON UNTILL I PLUG IN THE CHARGER.ITS BEEN ONLY 1 MONTH SINCE I BOUGHT IT..PLEASE HELP!!!!

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Hallo, my name is yuval.So here is my problem, about 5-month ago I bought a new lap top of ?Lenovo yoga 720 15? 80x7? from ?best buy USA? and took it back to my country outside of the continent.When I first started to use it, it has an immediate major problem- ?no charging just plugged? so whenever I unplugged it, it would show me that I have no battery and shuts down without any notice.After struggling with the problem and trying to fixed it by myself, I gave up and sent it to Lenovo USA (I am not from the states so it costed me a 100 $ for the shipment).They fixed it and replace the batteryAbout a month ago I got the laptop back from Lenovo ? fixed and everything worked fine until a week ago when the laptop began to spontaneously shuts when unplugged but this time only when decreasing to 20-50 % battery.The charging works and when the laptop is plugged it won?t shut down at all.I tested the hardware with some of Lenovo?s software and everything looks fine I tried to use a temperature app and everything looks fine as well.I don?t know if it is software related or HW, really hope it is the first one, I saw that maybe it related to ?ME region? which I don?t know what it  is.I will be? so! Much grateful if some can help me with this problem. I?m a fast learner and can follow instructions easily      Sorry Im really desperate and run out money for another shipment to the Lenovo USA.  

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Occasionally the computer will shutoff randomly with no warnings as if the battery got somehow disconnected I think this might be some sort of hardware problem. is there anything I can do to fix this?

Answer:lenovo u400 laptop randomly shuts off

Hi perrson22,
 
Thanks for posting and welcome to the community. At this point it is hard to say if it is a hardware problem or not ut we may need to check on a few things first. 
 
Firstly I'd like to know when this issues started happening? Are you currently running on Win7 or Win8? 
 
What I suggest is if you to update all the drivers on your machine from the lenovo support site and check for the changes then. Please go to the support site http://support.lenovo.com to download all available drivers for yor machine.
 
Do let me know of the results.
 
Regards

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  Laptop shuts downMy daughter has a new Lenovo G550 laptop.The machine shuts off randomly after boot. I installed on it windows 7 and 5 month everything works fine. I updated all the drivers and also i updated the bios. Laptop keeps shuting down...My daughter says when she plays games or when are too many windows open in internet explorer and torrent open the computer shuts down. She finds out  that , when the proccesor is very much in usage( 90-100% ), laptop shuts off. The temperature seems not so high, i don't see any dirt in fan...Also in safe mode it seems that things go normaly. I get a kernel-power error : "The system has rebooted without cleanly down first.This error could be caused if the system stopped responding , crashed or lost power unexpectedly". Also i've installed again OS(windows 7) but the problem keep going on. Should i install another OS, like windows XP ? Or should i install again windows 7 cleanly ( with format the hard disk) and see what it happens? If it is OK i start to update, one by one, drivers and after this shall i try to install some applications(one by one to see if any of it can cause problems) ? Any opinion or help please ! Thank you !













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Answer:laptop Lenovo G550 with win7 shuts down(crash) randomly

My daughter says that when the fan starts at high speed, immediatly  the computer shut down. But the laptop isn't hot....The update of bios didn't resolve this problem....Any help?

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Hi All,I've bought LENOVO X230 THINKPAD TABLET, i7-3520M, MULTI-TOUCH on eBay, and I got it with a broken motherboard.  I couldn't turn it on when I opened the box, and I gave it to IBM's service in Israel. Now they just told me that they don't have the part, and they are waiting to get it from the US only next week. It means that I will use my NEW computer only 2 weeks after I got it!It relly make me feel very disappointed from Lenovo's quality! Does it make sense? I needed it for work and now I'm working with a terrible computer! How is it happen to a company like Lenovo that they sell a new expensive computer with a broken motherboard??? Don't they have a quality control ? Do I deserve a compensation?  

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I purchased a Lenovo Ideapad U410 Touch Core i7 in October 2013. Until recently, I have had no issues with the lapotp and praised Lenovo's quality. However, a few weeks ago I noticed my external monitor would not function correctly when plugged in at times. It would appear distorted, grey, and fuzzy with vertical coloured lines, but it was quickly resolved with a few restarts. I have tried that external monitor with other computers with no problems, so it is defintiely not the issue with the monitor. As it progressed, my computer would start slowing down drastically, and randomly shut off. The random shutdowns were not frequent at first, however progressed until it happened every time my laptop was on (regardless of battery power or AC power). I have checked to see if it is an issue with overheating (it was not, I monitered with SpeedFan, and it never happened during heavy usage, it simply happened at completely random points in time). I got to a point where I was trying to wipe my laptop clean (suspecting it was a virus or something), and not functioning because the computer would shut down before I could do anything. I took the computer to a local repair shop, suspecting a motherboard failure (however, I had my fingers crossed). They got back to me indiciating they analyzed the motherboard (all hardware, they didn't touch software) and there were no problems, they told me that my hard drive was the problem. To my relief, I rushed out to buy an ssd and got it swapp... Read more

Answer:Lenovo Ideapad U410 randomly shuts off and external monitor grey and fuzzy?!?!? PLEASE HELP!

Hello,Do you have solution for that problem ?

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 In fact, I have a long story in dealing with Lenovo Laptops. At first, I bought my first Lenovo laptop around July. It turned out that whenever the laptop is a bit away (next room or 5 meters away) from the internet router, the wifi connection was very weak comparing to other laptop at the same time and place and ultimately it went into the 'Limited' phase i.e. wifi does not work at all. People from Lenovo solution centre tried their best to repair but did not work out. Ultimately they suggested to get the laptop back and buy another new one. So I did. And I bought a ''better'' Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 14 20DM in September 2015 and few problems as of following appeared:  1. Very weak internet connection in distance (5-10 meters or next rooms) from the router (compared to other normal laptops) and ultimately showed 'Limited or Begrenz (in German language)' sign (with yello point on the wifi icon) even though it did not happened so often like my first laptop. 2. I put the laptop in sleep mode and when I opened the laptop after few minutes, the laptop is already shut down. I noticed this many times since November (I did not use my laptop so often in September and October because I was in research). 3. Screen Rotation worked when I bought it in September. After that, I did not rotate the screen again. But I tried to rotate the screen few days ago and it did not rotate. It stopped screen rotatio... Read more

Answer:Lenovo Thinkpad s3 Yoga 14; shuts down itself in sleep mode, no screen rotation and..

Sometimes, something like this pops up while charging: 'Der Akku wird nicht erkannt. Versuchen Sie, den Akku erneut einzusetzen oder wiederaufzuladen, um den Fehler zu beheben.

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Hello Is Thinkpad x230 tablet compatible with "Thinkpad W700 Mini dock 2.0"?  Regards

Answer:Is Thinkpad x230 tablet compatible with "Thinkpad W700 Mini dock 2.0"?

Hi Bidabad,Warm Greetings & welcome to Lenovo Community, happy to have you here.As I understand that you have query regarding using W700 Mini dock 2.0 with your Thinkpad x230T
IMO it is not compatible with this model.
 
I hope the above information helped you.
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 
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Apologies if this is reprising and earlier question on this topic. I have recently acquired an old-ish second-hand ThinkPad X230 [2325SWK build with a G2ET91WW (2.51) BIOS], accompanied by a ThinkPad UltraBase Series 3 docking station [P/N 0B67692] which has an empty 2½" bay.I need advice on the following issues:1    The X230 currently has an SSD installed [Samsung 128GB MZ7TD128HAFV-000L1] which will not be large enough for the programs and program data that I have planned to install.  I would like to upgrade to a 1 1TB SSD, and I propose to clone the contents of the existing 128 GB drive to a 1 TB Samsung 850 Evo [MZ-75E1T0B].  Are there any SATA or other firmware issues that I should be aware of before acquiring the 1 TB drive, arranging for its cloning and for the replacement of the current 128 GB drive?2    I would like to populate the empty 2½" bay on the UltraBase Series 3 docking station with an HDD, and the model I have in mind is a 2 TB Seagate BarraCuda Hard Drive [ST2000LM015].  Again, I'd like to know if there are any hardware, firmware or other issues before acquisition and installation.I'd be grateful for any help on either of these two issues in an Australian context.

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It all started when i opened some foreign file and it mustve been a virus or something. That triggered my computer to make these weird whirring clicky noises. Then my computer shut down. That day, i tryied to turn it on, it worked. However, the monitor didnt display anything. The computer was running but something to do with the bios just wasn't working.
Later on, my father fixed it.
However. NOW, the computer randomly shuts off by itself.
I'd start the computer on, and usually, the computer would start to make these noises similar to that of a computer reading a disc.
after the noises, the computer shuts off, and restarts by itself.
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Answer:Computer shuts makes busy noise then shuts off randomly

Your hard drive may be faulty. What is the make and model of the system and what is the brand of the hard drive inside the computer?
 

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So this time the problem started out as a simple issue. Whenever I bump the desk or move the keyboard out with too much force, the computer shuts off. Everybody told me that it could have been a loose connection so I checked it all and replugged everything back in. The computer starting working fine for about 5 hours then it just shut off randomly while I was playing a game. This time, though, it shut off without me bumping into anything. SO, is this a power supply issue? I'm using a 550-watt supply while running a 7800 GT. This is the right power amount so that's not my concern. And now the problem has gotten worse to the point where I turn on the computer and nothing shows up again. Windows doesn't load and the screen is on too. You here the fans and everything but nothing will load. All my parts from my old issue were replaced EXCEPT the power supply and CD-drive. I don't think it could be another loose connection b/c now nothing even shows up. Please help!!!
 

Answer:Power shuts off randomly, and any movement around computer shuts it off

Have you tried plugging into a different surge protector and different outlet?

Sounds like you need to swap the power supply to me.
 

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Hello. First of all, thank you for reading my post. I recently discovered a Trojan on my computer and instead of going through the tedias process of getting rid of it, I decided to wipe my hard drive and load a 64 bit version of windows 7 ( an upgrade from the previous 32 bit version I had with the virus). The installation went smoothly and I began to download most of my drivers with no issues. I even downloaded World of Warcraft with no issues. I turned my computer off and got some sleep. I returned only to see that my computer would keep restarting during the start up process.

So, knowin a little about computers, I shut everything down. Checked and cleaned the inside of my PC. Re-set the memory and reset the battery to reload BIOS. I put everything back together, and it started up no problem. Success!!! NO! As I began surfing the internet, IE will randomly shut down and just keep doing it. As I scrambled for a solution to this very annoying problem, my computer would shut down, sending me to a blue screen which states a bunch of stuff that I don't understand. Being the hands on guy I am, I went back to search for a solution with the new information. I figured that maybe BIOS wasn't updated or that I didn't have all the needed drivers downloaded yet.

So I went to download some more updates and every time I go to download something I get a setup error or something that keeps the download from finishing! So, I threw my hands up and came here, hoping that som... Read more

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Our company has had a few issues with the X series and docks over the past month, USB ports not getting picked up after redock (Driver Update) and laptops not charging when docked (Replacement System Board). However, we have one X230 which intermittently shuts down when undocked, also does not pick up docks USB ports upon redock. Has anybody seen issues similar to these before? Particularly the shutting doen when undocked.

Answer:X230 shuts down intermittently when undocked

One of our users are also having similar issue with undocking the laptop. It shuts down when it is undocked. Although it happens intermittently. Can anyone help please?

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Hi,  a week ago I am facing with a problem - I am entering the laptop in sleep mode, just closing the screen, and when I open the screen (expecting that the laptop should wake up) it starts usual OS boot from scratch, not hibernate. How to troubleshoot? win7 x64 As I remember about 2 weeks ago I installed new VMWare player, latest power manager drivers. 

Answer:x230 shuts down when return from sleep mode

Hi Barabas,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to hear that your Lenovo ThinkPad X230 is restarting while you try to wake it up from sleep.
 
Go to control panel -> Power options -> Click on choose what closing the lid does (on the left side of the window) -> Select sleep -> OK.
 
If the above settings are as recommended, update your BIOS and Intel Management Engine firmware to the latest versions from Lenovo Support page. Enter your MTM number in the ?Quick Path? and download the drivers.
 
Try reseating your memory. Try running the system with only one memory if you have multiple RAM in your system.
 
Hope this helps!
 
Best regards,
Mithun.





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Two questions: I've been thinking about buying an X230 (or the X1 Carbon), but the more I look the more I think I should take advantage of the ability to upgrade the x230 with both more RAM and a WWAN-fitting SSD by buying the minimum specs available.  The tests I've seen have mostly been with the x230 with the i5 chip and an HDD.  When I compared the i5 and i7 chips (http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i7-3520M-vs-Intel-Core-i5-3320M) they seemed to be pretty similar.  Is the i5 sufficiently fast with an SSD or would I regret trying to be extra cheap.  Also, is it silly to get a model with an SSD drive already in it, if I'm going to get an mSATA drive anyway? Any advice would be most welcome. Thanks,.

Answer:Thinkpad X230 i5 vs i7, HDD vs. SSD

I have an X230 with the i5 CPU and a 500Gb 7200-rpm hard drive. It is plenty fast to do anything I need including having 2 machines running on top of the Windows 8 host (3 separate machines all running at the same time). Even so, I can run anything else I want. It is certainly fast enough to work with an SSD. I did not do SSD because they are not big enough and are still subject to catastrophic failure (no gentle failure for SSD's).  .... JDH 

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Hello,I have Thinkpad X230 with Core i5-3320m and wonder if i can upgrade the CPU.The information I have found on the subject is quite controversial.Some sites say that the CPU is soldered to the motherboard,and others say that it is possible.Anyone know some information about it? If this is possible I had thought of these two CPUs: i7-3632qm  and i7-3820qm.The first is 35W, so I not see anyproblem(which carries the notebook is also 35W).The second one is 45W ,so maybe it is not very appropriate.What you think about this?













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Answer:CPU upgrade Thinkpad X230

CPU is soldered.

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Hi Is it possible to connect 2 extra and laptop display all together same time?

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I use on the 
Thinkpad USB 3.0 Dock
Model No DU9019D1
ASM   0A34193
FRU   03X6059
a Laptop X230
Machine Type: 2325
Model Number: 77G
Product Number: 232577
Serial Number: ********
 
and don´t get a connection on the displays. I´am to stupid to understand the compatibilty excel. Could you tell me someone which know it if this X230 can work on the 3.0 USD Dockingstation ? 
thanks a lot
 
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Hello guys I am ready to order ThinkPad x230 from Lenovo.de but the only option for the battery is 29, 29+ and 29++. Will there be a problem or can I continue with the order?

Answer:Thinkpad X230 and 29++ battery

The ThinkPad X230 uses 44, 44+ or 44++ batteries. The 29 series batteries are only made for ThinkPad X220. The 29 batteries in the X230 will not charge, as it will be seen as NON-authentic battery. http://www.thinkscopes.com/29-29-or-29-batteries-in-the-thinkpad-x230/

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Hey Hi,  I am planning to upgrade my Thinkpad X230s memory to 8GB. I have few questions, it would be a great help if someone can help me.1) Is it better to use 2x4GB configuration or 1x8GB? What are the advantages? (Does Thinkpad X230 support dual channel configuration?)2) CPU-Z shows that my current RAM is running at 1.5 V. Can I put two 4GB RAM running at 1.35V? (Does Thinkpad X230 support DDR3L type memory?)3) What would happen if I use two RAM having different CAS latency? Thanks in advance.

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I use on the 
Thinkpad USB 3.0 Dock
Model No DU9019D1
ASM   0A34193
FRU   03X6059
a Laptop X230
Machine Type: 2325
Model Number: 77G
Product Number: 232577
Serial Number: ********
 
and don´t get a connection on the displays. I´am to stupid to understand the compatibilty excel. Could you tell me someone which know it if this X230 can work on the 3.0 USD Dockingstation ? 
thanks a lot
 
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Hello, i start my laptop, after he give me screen Boot Menu"look pic" I click enter it remains on the same screen.please have you solution?thanks you http://img4.hostingpics.net/pics/331432IMG0259.jpg 













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Answer:thinkpad x230 problem

If you mean that screen comes back after you press enter on your hard disk? If so it could be. Your hard disk no longer bootable due to Windows is damaged or something else caused the drive to lose its boot so then you would need a reinstall but it could be another issue causing it so I will let some one else give you more ways to fix this.

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Every time I connect it to a monitor and try to erase something using the pen it does not work, it is off by a lot does any one know how ot fix this?

Answer:THINKPAD X230 MONITOR AND PEN

Hi
 
Welcome To Lenovo Community
 
Sorry to hear about the issue you are facing,  Please try the following
Connect external Monitor, and then enter into Control Panel under Hardware and Sound scroll down to the section that shows Pen and Touch and Tablet PC Settings Now try Calibrate. Follow on screen options
Once the calibration is completed you should be able to use the Pen & all its functions
 
 
Hope This Helps
Cheers!!!
 
 
 
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I'm considering making the switch to a ThinkPad X230, but I need big storage space (right now I keep a HDD in the Ultrabay of my T420s).  Can anyone recommend some 512 GB SSD options?  I want quality and reliability and a good warranty.  I wish Lenovo offered one as I prefer to keep the all the parts backed by Lenovo, but in this case they offer no option so I have to look elsewhere. I have done some searching and the new Samsung 840 Pro Series looks good:http://www.samsung.com/us/computer/memory-storage/MZ-7PD512BW There is also an older Samsung 830 Series, and I believe Crucial makes a 512GB option as well. Also, if I add a mSATA SSD under the palm rest, could Lenovo really deny me warranty on unrelated issues in the future because of that?  I buy 3-year and 4-year on-site warranties on my machines (and I have used them), so I do not want to jeapordize my warranty.





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Answer:512GB SSD for ThinkPad X230?

Intel is know for having extra reliable SSDs Crucial M4 are also reliable (got one myself) Be sure to get a 7mm thick, not a standard one (9.5mm) or it wont fit

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Hello! I hope that somebody from Lenovo will look at this...
 
Tuesday this weekend i needed to replace FAN & LCD display. Service gives me TN display instead of IPS that i had. so i looked at it and i see that on lenovo website it show me this:
 
"Processor: 3rd Generation Intel Core i5-3230M Processor(2.6GHz, 3MB): : Memory: 4GB PC3-12800: : Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 64(GR:German): : Hard Drive: 500 GB 5400: : Wired Network: Integrated Intel 82579LM Gigabit Network Adapter: : Wireless Network: WAN Upgradeable; Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 (2x2 AGN 300Mbps): : Ports: External Microphone Headphone Line-In/out Combo Jack; 1 USB 2.0 (Constant Power); External Display (VGA); RJ-45; Docking/Port Replicator; Display port; 2 USB 3.0: : Form Factor: Notebook: : Included Warranty: 3Yr 1Yr Bat OSR"
 
But I have Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3520M CPU @ 2.90GHz.
can you check it? because I am really disappointed by this. Now i have that ugly TN panel which have no contrast at all and hate it.. I want my IPS.
 
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Hi Lenovo community, I'm looking to upgrade the RAM in my X230 but I've been unable to find detailed information about the size of RAM (pins) in the laptop. I looked up the model number of the original Samsung RAM in the laptop and found it on Amazon, where it is listed as having 204 pins. Is this the correct size I should look for when purchasing new RAM for this machine? Thanks!













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Answer:Thinkpad X230 RAM question

204 pin ddr3 sodimm is the type of ram you use in your machine.

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After a trip abroad, my laptop suddenly stopped powering on. I brought it home, connected it to a charger, and then tried turning it on. The power light flashed on but nothing happened, so I held it down to hard boot it, let it rest for a minute, and tried turning it on again. Except now nothing at all happens. I've tried buying a new charger, removing the connection of the BIOS battery/laptop battery and holding down the power button for 30 seconds with the battery removed, but it's all to no avail. I notice that when I plug the laptop in, the battery light flashes green a few times. After letting the computer rest for some time, I noticed that when I hit the power button, the green battery light would come on and stay on. However, the fan does not spin up and it gives no obvious signs of life (no other lights, beeps, no screen flashes, etc). The area around the CPU does appear to get warm, however, when plugged in (the heatsink in particular felt hot). The warmth around the CPU area and the flashing battery light lead me to believe that the motherboard is still functional. I fully disassembled and reassembled the laptop with only bare parts but it didn't help. I also peeled off the black sticker shielding to see if there were any obvious signs of damage, such as blown capacitors, but found nothing out of the ordinary. What is wrong with my laptop? Do I just need to go ahead and replace the motherboard? Did I void the 3-year limited warranty with my reassembly... Read more

Answer:Thinkpad x230 won't power on

After all, the battery connects straight to the motherboard, and so does AC power, so it would have to be at least partially functional to give any signs of life via the flashing green battery symbol, no?

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Hi All, I have an X230 with 16GB RAM and am aware that the documented maximum is 16GB. The processor however does support upto 32GB;http://ark.intel.com/products/64896/Intel-Core-i5-3320M-Processor-3M-Cache-up-to-3_30-GHz Does anyone know if this will work (unsupported), or know of any technical reasons not to go beyond 16GB? I'm struggling to run my home lab on 16GB and desperately need a solution for additional RAM without buying a new W series system. Thanks,Jon













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Answer:Thinkpad X230 - Maximum RAM

Welcome Jon!The processor you describe could also be used on laptops with 4 memory slots. (8GB x 4 DIMM), therefore techinically the processor supports up to 32GB of RAM.However, ThinkPad X230 motherboard only provides 2 memory slots, which is pretty normal for lightweight machines. Usually, only 15" high-powered machines such as W540 provides option for 4 memory slots. Therefore, you are limited to 16GB on X230.Hope this answers your question.
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I have a ThinkPad X230 with a 500Gb hard drive (2306-CTO). When I purchased it, I also purchased a Lenovo Slim USB Portable DVD Burner (DY-8A8NH13C). The DVD device works well to install some software from a CD or DVD. I want to consider upgrading this computer to a 1Tb hard drive (0A65633) 1. Will the 0A65633 1 Tb hard drive fit in the X230. That is, replace the existing drive with the new 1 Tb drive?2. The 1 Tb drive is 5400-rpm whereas the existing 500 Gb drive is 7200-rpm. It has been nearly 10 years that I have used anything slower that 7200-rpm. Will the 1 Tb drive be slow?3. Since if is a new drive (no recovery partitions), can I order Recovery DVD's from Lenovo for the X230?  I think I can.4. Can I boot the first Recovery DVD from the USB Slim DVD device?  Will that work? or do I need to purchase a Docking station? 5. I have not changed UEFI security at all in the BIOS. Can I just boot the Recovery DVD?  and will it even install? I imagine I might do this in November after Windows 8.1 is released and combine the two upgrades (hard drive and Windows 8.1) into one exercise. I also might wait until a faster 1 Tb drive is released. Do you imagine fast 1 Tb hard drives in the near future? Thank you, .... JDH 













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Answer:Upgrade a ThinkPad X230

1. The 0A65633 is a 9.5 mm drive, so it won't fit the X230. It requires 7 mm drives. 2. The speed of the drive is not only dependent on the RPM of the drive, there are other factors too i.e. amount of drive memory cache, etc. Since the density of the data of the 1TB drive more than 500 GB drive, then for each rotation theoretically the reader/writer head should also pick up/write more data thus making it faster. 3. Yes you can. Or make your own. 4. Yes you can. Or use a USB thumb drive to recover from. Fast platter hdd? The technology of platter will only allow so much data to be read, we are pretty much at the technological dead end with the current platter hdd in terms of transfer rate. Don't expect revolutionary breakthrough with the current platter hdd, i am expecting only tiny speed increase increments. I mean if you need speed, use a mSATA drive (maybe 64 gigs one) to act as a cache drive with Lenovo ExpressCache software, or get a SSHD (which is basically a platter hdd with SSD cache installed) pretty much same as the mSATA + normal spinning platter in terms of how it works.

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hi everyone, pls i just got a few weeks used thinkpad x230 which has w7 professional. i am thinking of an upgrade to w8.1 but not sure what to expect after the upgrade. can anyone advise ? thnx all...













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Answer:Thinkpad X230 - UPGRADING TO W8

Hi Kunlet,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
As per the query we understood that you are looking for Windows up-gradation for your ThinkPad X230.
 
Before doing any changes to the OS (Operating System) or with HDD partition we suggest you to create the recovery media and then do the required changes.
 
Below is the link on how to perform the OS up-gradation from Windows 7 to Windows 8.1, Jonas_hendrickx has provided complete details on that.
 
OS up-gradation from Windows 7 to Windows 8.1
 
Hope this helps!
 
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar





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Hi guys! I want to purchase SAMSUNG 850 EVO MZ-75E1T0B/AM 2.5" 1TB SATA III for my x230.But I'm confused, does 1TB SSD supports by this laptop? Does anybody uses 1TB SSD drive on x230? 

Answer:Thinkpad x230 and 1TB SSD drive

I am only on ½TB SSD but that works like a charm and I will soon change this to most likely 2TB

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Hi All, We've recently upgraded to Wireless AC, and from reading around, I find that there may not be a way to put Wireless AC cards (I've been looking at the Intel AC-7260) in our ThinkPad X230's. Can anyone please confirm if this is true? This BIOS whitelisting is a ridiculous idea. If I pay £1000+ for a laptop, I don't expect restrictions on what hardware I can use with the laptop. Sort it out Lenovo!! Thanks,Oliver

Answer:ThinkPad X230 Wireless AC

Nobody? Nothing? We've got over 900 Lenovo laptops and desktops on-site, and if Lenovo are going to restrict us from doing simple things like change a wireless card, I will definitely be looking at using a different manufacturer when it comes round to refresh time. Disappointing.

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This might be of some help to those who are thinking of adding RAM to their X230 notebooks and thinking of Transcend RAM modules as an option. In 2013 I had purchased a X230 with 4GB RAM module in single slot. Now when I wanted to add another 8 GB RAM, I saw references to Kingston, Hynix, Samsung, Corsair brands in some posts in this forum. Where I live none of these brands are readily available, only Transcend is available in the shops that I frequent. Today I purchased Transcend DDR3 8GB 1600MHz SODIMM module, CL11 2Rx8 512Mx8 (Part no. TS1GSK64V6H). This is 1.5V module. I have already plugged in this module and system now shows 12GB of RAM  Do note that the RAM ICs on the PCB are Hynix brand and the product is Transcend. Here are the screenshots of CPU-Z tool on Windows 7 Home Professional OS. 

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I have recently update my Thinkpad x230 to windows 10, the problem is that the two usb 3 ports are not working. When i am plugging a flash drive i can see the led turning on but nothing else happens. The flash drive works vell in usb 2 port. Is it a drivers problem?

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I am thinking of buying X230 Type 2325-3Z5 but I can't find any spec for it.This sheet does not have this type: http://www.lenovo.com/psref/pdf/withdraw/ThinkPad_X230_WE.pdfI am wondering if it has IPS screen labeled as Premium in speec sheet. Does anyone know the answer?

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I purchased a X230 on 2012 boxing day. Since I got it, I found it will lose wifi randomly. It couldn't find any wifi nearby and even I tried to turn off and on airplane mode it didn't help at all. It still couldn't find any wifi (at least 15 wifi around my house) while my iPhone and MacBook Pro were still connecting with my home wifi. The only way that I can get the wifi back is to reboot the laptop and sometimes it's still fail so I have to reboot twice or three times. This is really frustrating and I need some one to help me figure out the problem. Thanks. My X230 details is ProcessorIntel Core i7-3520M on MBOperating systemWindows 8 64Operating system LanguageWin8 64 EnglishTotal memory8 GB PC3-12800 DDR3 (1 DIMM)Hard drive500GB HDD 7200rpmOptical deviceNONEBattery9cell, ThinkPad Battery X44++BluetoothBluetooth 4.0 w/ antennaWiFi wireless LAN adaptersIntel Centrino Advanced-N 6205Wireless WAN accessoriesMobile Broadband upgradableWarranty Type1 Year Depot/Express WarrantyCustom imagesNONEAC Adapter and Power Cord65W AC Adpt US (2pin)Accessible Optimized PreloadNONEAdobe AcrobatNONEAdobe ElementsNONEAdobe LightroomNONECameraX230 720p HD CameraCustom Image LanguageNONEDisplay PanelX230 12.5HD WWAN 2x2

Answer:X230 losing wifi connect randomly

If you have Windows 8 preintalled you have to install at least two applications to control wireless settings - "Lenovo Dependency Settings" from Lenovo site and Metro application "Lenovo Settings" from Windows Store. Also install Hotkey Features Integration from Lenovo site for wireless adapters control.

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We have a strange poblem with a batch of X230 we have recently rolled out. It seems that they randomly can't find the SSD boot disk on startup.The laptops will boot and end up at the boot selection screen with the only boot item in the menu being the PCI network adaptor. When we reboot and get into the BIOS the SSD details are not displayed (it only displays ATA device 0) and it has been move to the bottom of the boot list.At that point we can move it to the top of the list and 9 out of ten times this resolves the problem. Has anybody else seen this?

Answer:X230 randomly can't find boot disk

Bump... any ideas?The hardware updates have all been run.

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X230 2306CTOWindows 10 x64FRU 04W1364 (I installed camera myself) Camera has worked for many months so yes I know it is actually installed!  When running Windows 7 the camera was 100% reliable.  Since "upgrading" to Windows 10 the camera randomly stops working.  It seems to coincide with leaving the machine idle for long enough that power saving settings duch as screen dimming or locking activate.  I see no setting regarding the camera under power options and perhaps this is purely coincidence but I am suspicious that power saving is disabling the camera and it is unable to re-enable itself. Powershell shows this device info: PS C:\> Get-WmiObject Win32_PNPEntity | Where-Object{$_.Name ?Match ?Camera?} | Select Name, DeviceID

Name DeviceID
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Integrated Camera USB\VID_04F2&PID_B217&MI_00\7&209E103&0&0000BIOS setting for camera is ENABLED. When camera works in I see in Device Manager an entry for "Imaging device" > "Integrated camera".  When camera stops working there is no "Imaging device" entry visible and an "unknown device" error appears under "Universal Serial Bus controllers".  I stress this is NOT an external USB camera.  It is a built in camera located inside the screen bezel.  I don't know why the USB error coincides with the camera failure. I appreicate any suggestions on how to troubleshoot this issue. Thank you.



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Answer:X230 camera randomly stops working

Windows 10 might be powering down the USB hubs more aggresively than before for battery life reasons.Try updating the chipset drivers:http://www.station-drivers.com/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=352&func=startdown&id=1665&lan...Using this method:https://www.raymond.cc/blog/the-proper-way-to-fully-install-intel-chipset-driver/

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Hi all!I have ThinkPad x230 with preinstalled 64-bit Windows 7. Laptop has UEFI support, but current mode is "Legacy". I want to replace HDD with SSD and also reinstall Windows using UEFI (later I also plan to install Linux as second OS).I've searched and found [url=http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Windows-7-Knowledge-Base/Prepare-an-usb-thumb-drive-to-boot-windows-7-in... article[/url] with nice instructions about switching to UEFI. But what about ThinkVantage functionality? In some articles I've found information that several features will be unavailable when UEFI used (for exmaple fingerprint reader). Is it safe to switch to UEFI?Thanks a lot and sorry for my bad English.













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Answer:ThinkVantage on ThinkPad x230 with UEFI

If you plan to use Win7 there is no benefit to installing in UEFI mode.  The reason is, because Win7 itself requires the CSM (compatiblity support module) which is basically all of the legacy BIOS features, even when Win7 is installed in UEFI mode.
 
As for the fingerprint issues you read about in the forum, those were all fixed a while ago, so there won't be any issue.  But some other Lenovo apps, such as Rescue and Recovery, won't work on Win7 in UEFI mode.  And within Lenovo, we don't do any testing on Win7 UEFI mode, so I'm not sure what other problems you might run into.
 
My strong advice is to use legacy mode for Win7, and UEFI mode for Win8.

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Hi guys, I have a ThinkPad x230 2325CN3 with an i5 3320m and 8 GB of RAM (4 initially installed, 4 installed by myself - both of same label). My BIOS Version is 2.65. I have the problem that I can't run my Gigabyte GTX 560 TI which I connected through Pe4L v2.1b to the expresscard-slot of my TP. I already tried several things such as changing the pins on the Pe4l in every way, I tried to DSDT-Override my system which turned out to have destroyed my whole system so I had to do a new setup of Windows. Can anyone help me out whit this issue? There have been several identical issues that could be fixed with a former BIOS Update already in 2012 but apparently my system won't do it with this update... I refer to this thread: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/X230-expresscard-adressing-eGPU/td-p/792909 I hope you guys can help me out or give me a hint what I could try more; I won't like to damage my system one more time with the DSDT so I hope there maybe is another option. Screenshot of my Device-Manager: ? Thanks in advance,Manuel

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I have thinkpad x230 tablet, and I have mixed feeling about it. It is a quite powerful one, does most of the job but have too many design flaws - broken rubber latch after a while and rubber buffers in the bottom etc.,  I hate the new gen x240 laptop, especially the X series convertible laptop is discontinued. Stupid, in my opinion, yoga design. I, no way, want to flip the keyboard to any surface. Especially on a field trip. X240 discontinues Express Card slot, no thunderbolt, no digitizer. The removal of trackpoint 3 click buttons, which were combined with the trackpad. People complain a lot when they accidentally click the trackpad while typing. I am a trackpoint person, not trackpad person. So the removal was **** retarded, anti consumer, anti Thinkpad legacy!Pls, see this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jb7p3VkQCOo. I did not made this video but 100% agree with this guy.  In addition, it seems to me that newer generations Intel core processor (4th and upcoming 5th) was weeker than ivy bridge processor because Ivy Bridge processors are full power 35W, now, everything is low powered to save the battery life. I have a few questions: 1.Is there anyway, or any company that can make a better thinkpad x230 tablet screen (say upgrading the screen from 1366x768 to higher resolution, improving wacom pen digitizer on the edges 2. Is there any laptop on the market that has express card or thunderbolt, touch screen, digitize... Read more

Answer:Thinkpad x230 tablet, some thought

I can't post today; my rather negative posts are vanishing 2-3 times in a row. I'll be more positive :-)

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Hi all, the Down and the Right arrows keys are stopped working appropriately. When I press the Down arrow key quickly 5 times, it not only jumps 5 lines, but jumps as if I pressed the Page Down button. The problem is similar in the case of the Right arrow: if I press it quickly 3-5 times, the cursor jumps to the end of the line, as if I pressed the End button. The space key has also a problem. If the cursor is inside a word, and I press the space quickly, it starts to separate the word. Example: ab[cursor]cdefghijkl => ab    cde f  ghijk l. I've tested different programs: Notepad++, MS Word, Android Studio, (even booted to Safe Mode) but the problem is the same in all programs. If I press the keys slowly, the problems described above do not appear. The OS is the latest Win10, latest drivers. The problem appeared cca. 2 weeks before, I don't think that I had changed any of the system settings. The other arrow keys are working properly.Model: Thinkpad x230, 2325-Y12. Thank you!Alex

Answer:Thinkpad x230 arrow key problem

Welcome to the forum!
 
Have you tried to boot a Linux Distro out of a USB-drive? Just to rule out any software/drivers problem.
 
If you still face the same issue in Linux you most probably have a keyboard or another hardware problem. Swapping a keyboard is quite easy for a X230 and replacement parts not expensive.
 
What happens if you attach an external usb keyboard? 
 
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Hi All,hope you can help me!I would like to use the hard disk encryption in the Bios of my X230 but I have a doubt:- if the motherboard will broke, how can read the data from my hard disk also if I know tha password?Can I read the data from my hard disk also if I will broke my motherboard or just put the hard disk in anyone notebook with the "hard disk password" function in the bios to read those data?thanks

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Hey hi After finally recovering my system to factory settings. I have a question and please bear with me. If i upgrade(not clean install) to windows 8 pro, how will it affect my Lenovo_Recovery partition? Will I be able to if in case required,  revert back to my windows 7 factory setting using F11 keys during boot up? Or this functionality will get erased and my recovery partition will be of no use. Also if i do clean install, I have read it that your windows will not activate as its an upgrade. In that case you need to call Microsoft and explain them your predicament and if its your lucky day you might get it activated. There are some other methods probably not legal to overcome this. Please share your view on that. Also how would re-clean install will affect the activation/system? Please reply.Thanks in advance.    

Answer:Thinkpad X230 Windows 8 pro upgrade

Hi, neeraj_schrody
 
I've never personally done this upgrade, but I think it should technically work like you think it would. If an upgrade to Windows 8 is performed, then this should be installed over the partition that Windows 7 is using, which is not the recovery partition. If you made sure that the recovery partition was not formatted during the upgrade, then I believe it would remain there and the system would be recoverable through this. However, please keep in mind that this is what should be technically possible and is my thoughts, not a fact.
 
As far as the activation goes, I do not think you will run into any issues. These errors in your post normally only occur when certain criteria for updating are not met. Provided you are running a legitimate copy of Windows 7, which you are, there should be no issues when upgrading.
 
Hope it helps,Adam





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Hello! I hope that somebody from Lenovo will look at this... Tuesday this weekend i needed to replace FAN & LCD display. Service gives me TN display instead of IPS that i had. so i looked at it and i see that on lenovo website it show me this: "Processor: 3rd Generation Intel Core i5-3230M Processor(2.6GHz, 3MB): : Memory: 4GB PC3-12800: : Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 64(GR:German): : Hard Drive: 500 GB 5400: : Wired Network: Integrated Intel 82579LM Gigabit Network Adapter: : Wireless Network: WAN Upgradeable; Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 (2x2 AGN 300Mbps): : Ports: External Microphone Headphone Line-In/out Combo Jack; 1 USB 2.0 (Constant Power); External Display (VGA); RJ-45; Docking/Port Replicator; Display port; 2 USB 3.0: : Form Factor: Notebook: : Included Warranty: 3Yr 1Yr Bat OSR" But I have Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3520M CPU @ 2.90GHz.can you check it? because I am really disappointed by this. Now i have that ugly TN panel which have no contrast at all and hate it.. I want my IPS.

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ThinkPad X230 IPS
Intel Core i7 3520M @ 2.90GHz Ivy Bridge
8GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 798MHz (11-11-11-28)
465GB Samsung SSD 840 Series ATA Device (SSD)
Win7Pro x64 SP1

Have installed all of the relevant keyboard drivers on the Lenovo support site:



Function key commands are all busted save for Fn+F4 (sleep). Volume controls work but produce no on-screen display of the volume level changing, muting, etc. Device Manager sees the following:



Reluctant to uninstall the existing keyboard (requires restart) as I then can't enter a login PW or enter BIOS, or can I? Is that even the right course of action?

Any and all help greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:ThinkPad X230 Hotkey Drivers

http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/pro...books/thinkpad-x-series-laptops/thinkpad-x230
you probably need
1. Fingerprint Reader
2. HotKey Features Integration
3. Intel Chipset Support
4. Intel Graphics Driver (for the video glitch in your other thread)
5. Intel Management Engine
If it were me, I'd enter the serial number and then let the site post all the drivers for your X230.
 

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I recently had a problem where my X230 i7 would not power up. It was sent away for repair under warranty. The repair centre replaced the system board and sent it back. I found that the original hard disk and the disks from my other 200 series laptop would not boot up. when I rang the support centre they said that the new level of system board is incompatible with existing disks. they then sent me a set of factory image DVDs which I installed successfully giving me the basic factory default installation. I then tried doing a restore of my original system onto this disk which was unsuccessful. I rang the support centre and described the problem they said that the new updated system board will not support a windows restore.I asked if this was going to affect other users who have new system boards fitted, to which they assumed that it would but I was probably the first to experience this.Just wanted others to know of this and to ask if anyone has a solution rather than re-installing all my programs and configuration from sctratch. Bob

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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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Hi,I've bought a used Lenovo X230 & it came without the hard drive for security reasons.I've then bought a new corsair force GT 90gb SSD & hooked up an external dvd/cd rom & inserted the Windows 7 Ultimate x64 disc & started to install the Windows.I then after around 5 minutes get a message that Windows can't be installed :-/Now when I turn on the Thinkpad I keep getting the "BOOTMGR is missing Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart" If I press ENTER I can get in to BIOS,but it never gives me the option to boot from my Toshiba external drive even with it showing in BIOS.How can I get the Thinkpad to boot from the disc again ?I have the Toshiba drive as 1st boot option,but it does not give me a message like "Press any key to boot from dvd" like I would on my PC etc..................... Any help more than welcome.

Answer:Help with Thinkpad X230 booting problem :-/

As it won't let me install on the corsair SSD,I've just tried a brand new 250gb WD 2.5" HDD & for some reason it does not fit :-/ Why is this ? The WD is a little chunkier than the SSD but I would have thought all 2.5 SSD's & HDD's would fit in to this netbook.

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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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I want to use my laptop like a desktop so only with the 2 attached monitors and the lid closed. You can configure Windows so that shutting the lid doesn't turn it off but I still need to open it up to turn it on. My desk arrangement makes this a bit tricky (it's under a monitor stand).  If I buy the Ultrabase Series 3 Docking Station, a power button appears on the front. Would I be able to turn it on without opening the lid if I used that?

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Hi guys, I have a ThinkPad x230 2325CN3 with an i5 3320m and 8 GB of RAM (4 initially installed, 4 installed by myself - both of same label). My BIOS Version is 2.65. I have the problem that I can't run my Gigabyte GTX 560 TI which I connected through Pe4L v2.1b to the expresscard-slot of my TP. I already tried several things such as changing the pins on the Pe4l in every way, I tried to DSDT-Override my system which turned out to have destroyed my whole system so I had to do a new setup of Windows. Can anyone help me out whit this issue? There have been several identical issues that could be fixed with a former BIOS Update already in 2012 but apparently my system won't do it with this update... I refer to this thread: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/X230-expresscard-adressing-eGPU/td-p/792909 I hope you guys can help me out or give me a hint what I could try more; I won't like to damage my system one more time with the DSDT so I hope there maybe is another option. Screenshot of my Device-Manager: ? Thanks in advance,Manuel

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Hey, Im planning to order a x230 soon, and I was wondering, if I choose not to have an expresscard reader, will there just be a hole there? I've heard people say their left palm wrest is really flimsy. Is it like that with and without an expresscard reader?Thanks

Answer:Thinkpad x230 expresscard question

Yep, there is just the slot for the card covered by a very flimsy feeling flap. That section of the palmrest flexes a lot. I haven't tried putting a filler piece in but that would probably solve the problem. Aftermarket (i.e. non-OE) expresscards should work fine and are a fraction of the cost.

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Recently I purchased x230. My 3G is not working. I don't find any device on device manager. How do I know, which built in 3g module is installed on my laptop? or is there any option to enable it? I saw the specification, it is showing the 3g is in built. Please help me out. I put my sim, but no luck.

Answer:ThinkPad X230 WWAN card for 3G

If your laptop model isn't CTO follow the link below and type in Machine-Type-Model (MTM) within Quick Path field:http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/default.pageIf short description of your laptop specification includes "WWAN" statement wwan card SHOULD be factory preinstalled. "WWAN option" isn't the same, it means laptop is WWAN ready, i.e.has built in wwan antennas and sim card holder only, but not the card itself.Follow this link:http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/product-and-parts/partsLookup.pageType in your laptop serial number and find out WWAN card model if it was preinstalled into your laptop. You might find out something like the strings below depending of your area:04W3785 - Gobi300004W3786 - H5321gw04W3788 - MC770004W3791 - MC775004W3792 - MC770004W3821 - Sierra MC771060Y3257 - Gobi3 WWAN60Y3267 - F5521 Mal60Y3297 - H5321w
 
These are Lenovo approved wwan cards p/ns (FRU) for x230 and their short descriptions
Post here your results, we'll see what to do further.

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Basicall Im using the WINAIAPACKAGE.exe to write the smbios asset tag and this was succesfull and confirmed it was indeed written to the bios.  But when you do a wmi query on the device using wmic systemenclosure get smbiosassettag it returns back "No Asset Information"  This is working on all the over lenovo laptops i have come across except for this x230 any ideas what could be going on as this is a pretty standard field and is used as part of an automated build process.  

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Just installed Windows 8.1 Professional and tried to update all drivers via System Update. After that i installed latest Ericsson drivers (H5321 gw mobile broadband network adapter), and.... nothing! 3G is not working at all, because Windows says "Device cannot start. (code 10)" on MbmLowExt device. SIM card installed correctly and working perfectly on my phones.













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Answer:Thinkpad x230 3G not working (Ericsson)

OK, i found a solution.To enable 3G you should first install firmware update. Before doing so, make sure all network adapters are disabled - or just turn "Flight Mode" and flash new Ericsson firmware. Then install drivers as usual.

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Hello,  I have some laptops missing the strip of plastic above the camera.  I cannot seem to find a part number for this piece anywhere, including the HMM.  Any information you need I will do my best to provide.  Thank you.













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Answer:Need help with a part number (Thinkpad x230)

Good afternoon.
Welcome to the community.
 
I looked through the HMM also, to see if there was any notation for the part you describe and found none either. In my previous experience, those types of parts may be included in a package called System Miscellaneous Parts Kit. Looking at the X230 FRU Parts List, page 3 shows such an item (FRU P/N 04W1418), but I have no way of knowing what's included in it.
 
Checking the FRU P/N on the Maintenance Parts Site, shows the kit is available for $19.50 + shipping, if you feel like taking a chance on it. Hopefully, another member will weigh in with additional details.
 
Hope this helps a bit.
 
 
Edit: typo.

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I am looking to upgrade my laptop's wireless card to support 802.11ac. Would the bios allow it, if so can someone recommend a card I should buy?

Answer:Upgrading WWAN on the ThinkPad X230

the bios won't allow it, since Lenovo never whitelisted an an AC capable card in the X230, X230t, etc.

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I am leaning towards buying a Lenovo thinkpad x230 with 6 cell main battery as well as a 44++ 9 cell battery and a 19+ six cell battery configuration (6 +9+6 cell battery configuration). My queries are1. Can all three of the batteries work in conjunction without any issues?2. Do i need to charge the batteries separately or they all get charged simultaneously while i plug a charger in the laptop?3. Is there any other battery option ( like a 9 cell main plus a 44++ 9 cell and a 19+ 6 cell, i.e. 9+9+6 cells) that can work ? 

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hi my laptop is x230 and I'm planning to buy a wwan card. I found that gobi 3000 is compatible with my laptop.  but what I want to know is "can gobi 5000 be used in x230?" thanks













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Answer:buying WWAN on the ThinkPad X230

HelloNo, Gobi 5000 and Sierra em/mc7345 cards aren't compatible (not approved) with x230.Gobi 3000 (mc8355), Ericsson F5521/H5321, Sierra mc7700/10/50 with Lenovo FRU p/n are in the compatibility list, depending on the network type you need.

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