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Lenovo x220 won't turn on

Question: Lenovo x220 won't turn on

Hello, i acquired recently a x220. The thing is, it will only turn on if you remove the battery and the CMOS battery, and, after plugging the AC adapter it will turn on automatically. Other thing is, after you turn on, you can plug the battery back and remove the AC adapter, it will use the battery normally. Someone had this issue? i need some advices.

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Answer: Lenovo x220 won't turn on

I don't know, but how fresh is the CMOS battery? If unsure I think I'd try replacing it with a new one first.





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Hello, The fan in my lenovo X220 tablet stops working after awhile from turning the device on (after around 10 minutes). This causes the temperature of the processor to always be above 90 degree C (using TPFanControl V 0.61). The fan control software shows that the fan is turning at 4060 RPM, but there is absolutly no air coming out! I recently re-applied the thermal paste, and the problem (fan turning off) "might" have started after re-applying the thermal past - I did it in a local computer service shop. I tried to update the BIOS, but the battery does not work and the installation does not start (it gives me an error) because of that. I have been using my X220 for six years with no problems and I currently run windows 10. Please let me know if you have any idea on how to fix this issue. 

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Hello, The fan in my lenovo X220 tablet stops working after awhile from turning the device on (after around 10 minutes). This causes the temperature of the processor to always be above 90 degree C (using TPFanControl V 0.61). The fan control software shows that the fan is turning at 4060 RPM, but there is absolutly no air coming out! I recently re-applied the thermal paste, and the problem (fan turning off) "might" have started after re-applying the thermal past - I did it in a local computer service shop. I tried to update the BIOS, but the battery does not work and the installation does not start (it gives me an error) because of that. I have been using my X220 for six years with no problems and I currently run windows 10. Please let me know if you have any idea on how to fix this issue. 

Answer:Lenovo X220 Tablet Fan Turn Off after few minutes

There are only 2 parts involved - the fan and the motherboard.  If the fan bearing gets hot and seizes, it would spin at start-up to avoid the fan error message.  Fans are cheaper than motherboards, so if it were mine, I would try a new fan.

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Friends from Lenovo,I write you because, on August 12th, 2016, trying to install the new Windows 10 Anniversary Update, I had to do a reboot of my notebook and in the process, I lost most of the programs and drivers that use my notebook to work properly. I already installed most of the drivers I lost that day, but I still haven`t found and install the correct driver for the hotkeys of my notebook. So far, I have tried with the files r09vu09w and 8jvu43ww, but none of that files is the correct one for my ThinkPad X220 notebook, which I bought in the year 2012. Therefore, I need to ask you if you could tell me how can I get, download the CORRECT hotkey file for my notebook, so I could download it and install it on my Lenovo notebook. Friends from Lenovo, could you please tell me how can I get the correct hotkey file for my notebook Lenovo ThinkPad X220, in order to download it and install it on my notebook?THANKS A LOT FOR YOUR HELP!!!! Yours truly,Cristián Palau

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Good afternoon. Sorry for my english, i'm russian and using google translate. I have a problem: i have thinkpad x220 (4290rb1), and if it is taken in hand and tilted at an angle of 60-80 degrees- laptop has turn off, if it work, or turn on, if it shut down. If system shutdown- that it go in full shutdown, not sleep, not hibernatio, to first windows call at "shutdown windows", then normal turn off...What's the problem? Using win7 pro licensing (include with notebook), and last bios rom (1.26).Thanks.

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I have an X220 which is about 9 months old. Recently I've had an issue where the laptop doesn't always turn on, even if the battery is charged, the AC adapter is plugged in (I've tried two different chargers that I know to work) or even if I remove the battery and just plug it in.  This actually happened a few times before Christmas, but it usually went away if I pulled out the battery and reinserted, so I didn't think much of it. On prior occasions, I've fixed it by removing the battery for a while then reinserting it. I've also tried the trick I've seen in a few places where you press the power button ten times while the battery is removed, and an eleventh for 30 seconds, which I thought was fixing it but wasn't. This morning, the laptop wouldn't turn on, and no amount of removing/reinserting the battery or pressing the power button while the laptop had the battery and AC cable removed would turn it on. Going to try again later, but it's quite a frustrating process. Any suggestions before I ring up Lenovo? I'm quite busy lately and I would rather not have to send it off for repairs right now. 

Answer:X220 failing to turn on

try to remove the cmos battery under the palmrest and see whether plugging in the ac adapter cause any change in boot up behaviour.But most likely you are having an EEPROM issue and that requires a mb replacement.

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Hello,My new X220 tablet has stopped turning on. When I press the power button it lights up and the indicator lights briefly light up and then go out, the fan turns on, and the base get warm but that is literally all that happens. The screen remains blank, there are no beeps, the computer is unresponsive to anything I press on the keyboard. It is as though the computer is off except for the green light around the power button, the fan, and the heat.I have tried removing the battery and unplugging the cord and pressing the power button to drain it and then plugging it back in or putting the battery back in and pressing power. The results are the same as before.I have had the computer for less than a month and up until now have had no problems.I am traveling at the moment and really need my computer. I called customer support and they had no further advice but to send the computer in, which of course is problematic as I am currently in Germany.Can anyone help?Thinkpad X220t - multi-touch, i5, 6gb RAM, 160gb SSD, win 7 pro 64 Thanks!   

Answer:Brand new X220 tablet does not turn on.

I think you have no choice but to send it in frankly. Sorry.

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I just replaced my T60 with XP Pro with an X220 with, of course, Windows 7 Pro 64-bit.  The machine is supposed to have Bluetooth, but I do not see any way to turn it on or use it.  In addition, my T60 had a Lenovo utility that would turn WiFi and Bluetooth On and Off. I also cannot find that,   I've searched the manual and all I find is a description of the Bluetooth indicator light, which I do have - perhaps a good sign.  Any help would be appreciated.













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Answer:Turn Wireless Radios On and Off on X220

The hotkey should still be Fn+F5.

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I've experienced wierd problem during this week.My x220 randomly boot and shutdown. I have no idea why until today after i put my X220 on my car seat. The green led flash immidiately. Then I tried apply force to x220 and it always turn on after any force apply. For example, if i hebernated my x220 and walk around my office it will turn on. On if I don't close the lid softly i'll turn on too.this is example of how it turn on.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1U5Sz75vwh4 Any ideas?

Answer:X220 Turn on when force apply

You may have a flakey power switch or a loose wire to the power switch.   If you are still under warrantee send it back to Lenovo for repair.  Oh and try to be a little less violent with your x220. 

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Problem:  Windows virtual PC captures the mouse pointer, and the hotkey combo to release the pointer to the host OS (Win7) is Ctrl-Alt-Left arrow.    When I type that key combination, it's interpreted as a screen orientation chage to portrait mode, top to left.Workaround: Minimize all with WIndows-M key combination., which also releases mouse control back to Win7  I've tried:1. Right click Desktop, Graphics Options, Hot Keys, Disable.2. Right click desktop,  Graphics Properties, Options and Support, Hot Key Manager. Unchecked the Enable box, or change the hotkey for "Rotate to 90 degrees"to something other than ctrl-alt-Left. None of these work, the screen still rotates to the left when I hit Ctrl-Alt-Left arrow. The video driver is at current level. Any thoughts?   













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Answer:X220: How do I turn off screen orientation hotkeys?

Assuming this is the Intel graphics panel. Press ctrl+alt+F12 to get the intel control panel up. Enter advance mode and go into options. You'll see the enable/disable there. Or you can remap the keys.

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I have a Thinkpad X220 Tablet. It has worked fine the last 1.5 years. It recently shut down suddenly, no shutting down screen or warning, just straight to black. The battery was full and it was plugged in. It will not turn on and when plugged in with the AC adapter no lights come on. I have no idea how to go about fixing this or what could be causing this. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. 

Answer:X220 Sudden shut down and will not turn back on

Hi Zevain,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to hear that your Lenovo ThinkPad X220T is not powering on.
 
I would suggest you to perform Flee Power ? remove the battery and any other peripheral device connected to the computer. Hold the power button for 10-15 seconds and then connect only the AC Adapter and try to turn ON the computer.
 
Swap the battery and AC adapter with a good known one if you can to check if it?s a battery/adapter failure. Take out the memory, start the system and check if you hear beep sounds.
 
Please let me know the happenings!
 
Best regards,
Mithun.





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Do I have to turn off the laptop before I recharge the battery?
 
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Answer:Turn off ThinkPad X220 before I recharge the battery?

No. The battery will charge with the laptop on - but not as quickly.

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I'm running an X220 with Windows 7 Home Premium, Core i5, intel graphics, The issue I'm having is that when my screen is showing mostly white (like a Word file), the screen is nice and bright.  Then when I switch to something that is mostly dark, the brightness seems to turn down. I am referring to the apparent luminosity of the backlight.  When I switch to the dark picture, the brightness of the screen will be high, and then over the course of 5-10 seconds will gradually dim.  My guess is that it (i.e. the computer/os not sure what) is adjusting the picture to something it thinks will be more readable since the overall contrast / luminosity of the display output has changed. When I switch back over the mostly white program/window, the screen will appear dim, and over the course of 5-10 seconds, will get noticeably brighter, adjusting back to the mostly white window.  I have verified this with another person, so I am not crazy.  This thing has Intel HD3000 graphics on the Core i5 chip, but the "Graphics Options" auto adjust settings have all been disabled (things like detect movie mode, etc.).  I can't seem to find any other settings to change, but since I switch back and forth between screens an awful lot, this thing is driving me crazy.  Does anyone know what it is, and can tell me how to turn it off?













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Answer:x220, Screen Dims based on picture content, can't turn off

I've noticed the same thing. At first I thought there was something wrong with the screen, but I ended up concluding that it's just a rather peculiar way to make the battery last a little longer. It doesn't do it on external power. I couldn't find any way to turn it off, either, but I'm more or less used to it now.

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Hello guys,I just bought a new Thinkpad 220 and I'd like you to assist me to enable the bluetooth device, where I could click on a certain picture --> send to--> bluetooth --> I get the bluetooth wizard --> Bluetooth Device not found.. please verify that your bluetooth  device is properly connected and turned on.  also the bluetooth's greet light doesn't work as well.... I need your assistance please













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Answer:How can I enable and turn the bluetooth device on on my laptop Thinkpad X220

What does the pop up menu show when you press the Fn + F5? also is the bluetooth enabled in the bios menu?

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This worked fine with win 7 - but after shifting til win 7 i can no longer make my X220 stay awake when closing the lid and connected to external screen (Samsung). I have been all-over Win 10's settings and Lenovos ditto - but... HOW...? Anyone...? /kossie99

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Hi Guys, Thanks for clicking. About 6 months ago I ordered an X220 with the following specs: Intel Core i7-2640M CPU @ 2.80GHz 6 GB memory Win 7 Pro. It was really quite expensive, and it is still fairly new. The mains socket in the back has come loose, meaning I can't charge it at home. I work in IT and always take care with my kit. I have used HP Laptops and Dell Laptops for years on end and never had anything like this happen before. I called customer care and was told this isn't covered under warranty. I order tens of £thousands of Lenovo kit every year and I've never had anything as daft as this. Surely the fact that this laptop cost me about £1700 and it is less than 6 months old means that I should expect a certain amount of integrity, especiialy from a manufacturer who prides themselves on the ruggedness of their kit? Does anybody have any advice? Does anybody agree that this is a bit silly? I asked to speak to the customer care assistants manager and was told he was unavailable, I asked to speak to his managers manager and was he told he would also be unavailable. Anyways, rant over. Thanks in advance for your time all! Charles   

Answer:Lenovo X220 PSU

Hey there Viper334 and Welcome to the Forums!
 
It is very unfortunate that you are experiencing this issue with your machine. And I would like to gain a little bit more clarity on what you are experiencing, are referring to the socket where the ac adapter plugs in? Thank you.





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i have lenovo x220 and lenovo x220 microphone (microsoft hd audio device) keeps making this zzzzzzzzzz sound in the background. the last time the driver was updated was 2009. i was wondering if anyone has a link to an updated driver since i cannot find any to which could potentially stop that zzzz sound in the background.

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So I had a problem with my T500's backlight initially and long story short, disassembling the computer has now caused the problem in the title. Whenever I plug in the battery/charger and push the power button, the fan will spin and the hdd will whirr a bit, but then after about 3 seconds, the fan will stop and the hdd will click off and cease whirring. The computer will no longer respond to the power button regardless of how many times nor how long the power button is held. I'm looking directly at the wires that carry power. Everything seems to be plugged in. I did the lenovo power trick (IE the 10 one second presses followed by the 30 second long press) and the computer does the 1-3-3-1 beep when I take out the RAM. The monitor is not plugged into it in any way, shape, or form. I do not know if this affects it. However, I have tried attaching the monitor and it still does this. Is there a piece that may have been knocked loose or something? I'm willing to try anything right now because at this point it's a literal brick now.

Answer:Lenovo Thinkpad T500 will turn on for roughly 3 seconds, then turn off and stay off.

Hi npesina, welcome to the forums,
 
there could be different reasons for the system behaving the way you describe, my suggestions;
 
remove all hard, SSD and optical drives to see if you experience the same,
remove all RAM, without replacing the drives, and test to see if you receive a system beep code,
remove all components which had previously been removed to test again.
 
The ultimate test would be to remove everything attached to the mainboard including the CMOS (BIOS) battery excluding the power socket, CPU and the fan. When you attach the power cable the system should come to life, the fan should run and beep codes sound.  After that its really just a case of putting the system back together one component at a time testing inbetween each component replacement, leave the main battery and CMOS battery until last to save having to always connect / disconnect the keyboard in order to turn the system on.
 
If at any point you experience the same issue as now it may well be that the component you replaced at that point or it's attachment socket on the mainboard  is the culprit.

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Hi... lenovo gave me a replace computer... y70-70  According to them, the laptop is a new one and not a rebuilt one... Since the first day I picked it up and used it at home... When I turn it on, starts a pitched noise and it ends when I turn the laptop off. That sound is so annoying to work I can´t work more than one hour due to the annoying noise/sound...   That sound does not come from the speakers... What can I do? what is the problem? I need a quick response because I am travelling to another country in few days and I won´t come back until 6 months before. Regards

Answer:lenovo y70-70 touch pitched sound when I turn on and ends when I turn off

Diian wrote:Hi... lenovo gave me a replace computer... y70-70  According to them, the laptop is a new one and not a rebuilt one... Since the first day I picked it up and used it at home... When I turn it on, starts a pitched noise and it ends when I turn the laptop off. That sound is so annoying to work I can´t work more than one hour due to the annoying noise/sound...   That sound does not come from the speakers... What can I do? what is the problem? I need a quick response because I am travelling to another country in few days and I won´t come back until 6 months before. RegardsIf the unit is still under warrantee you can return it or request for repair. This is a peer to peer forum. Only Lenovo staff can decide for return, repair, etc. So better make a call to them.

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Hi there, I apologize for the rudimentary question... I was recently given the X220 as a gift. It seems great--but I need to install programs, burn CDs, and watch DVDs on this thing! To do so, what do I need to buy? Can I get any old CD/DVD reader, or do I have to buy the Ultrabase 3 + something else? I can't believe how impossible it is to find this out when browsing the website! Thanks,~Kalyx

Answer:Using CDs and DVDs with the Lenovo X220

The least costly solution would be to buy an external DVD drive with a USB connection that can be plugged into the USB port on your X220.  There are many on the market.
 
Cheers,
 
Bill
 
 

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Question: Lenovo x220 mSata

Hello, I would like to know if Lenovo x220 4291OL3 supports msata. Regards.













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Answer:Lenovo x220 mSata

HiSure, combined wwan/msata slot supports SATA II specification.

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Hi, the above laptop has not been working well for quite some time (not sure if it was related to upgrading to Windows 8.1).  The laptop keeps 'hanging' and I have to reboot.   I have run the solution centre which it keeps failing on the hardware scan with results code: WMEBVV2S0-WJIAKG.  I have been unable to find out what this indicates and therefore a possible solution. Would appreciate any help. thank you mark

Answer:Lenovo X220 4287-CT0

Hi Panaes,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
As per your query we understood that you are facing an issue with LSC error code on your ThinkPad X220.
 
Referring to the issue we require some more information to validate the error code and assist you further, hence requesting you to provide below mentioned details through private message.

System Serial number
System MTM number
When was LSC scan was performed

Please click here to know on how to send a private message.
 
Best regards,

Hemanth Kumar






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hello I have a Lenovo X220 with Fan problems. The problem is the FAN isn't starting unless i Flash the BIOS. After i Flash the BIOS, then the Fan works again, but if i power off the laptop and power it back on it won't start unless i flash the bios again. What could be the problem for this? The laptop is still in warranty , but i don't have any papers and it was bought from outside EU. Is it any worth to go to warranty?













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Answer:Lenovo X220 - Fan Problem

I suspect a fan problem. you can ask this question on www.notebookreview.com under the lenovo section.

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Hi,  I'm considering to get an X220 stuffed with an i7, fast HD and lots of RAM.  However, after having my W500 replaced 3times within a period of 1 year I'm not so sure if it is a good idea to get a Lenovo.  Any links, hints or tips on the quality of the current X220?  The only major thing I came across until now was an issue with overheating. I'm planning to use the machine for some CPU heavylifting and it seems that a lot of X220 models are overheating and scaling down the CPU MHZ. I actually read something about that this behavior is by design. Is that really the case? I consider that the same as I would buy a Porsche that locks down at 70MPH. I don't see why a machine should scale down at 100%CPU speed.   

Answer:Getting a X220 or Lenovo in gengeral?

Actually, you won?t be able to use any x220 (I?ve got a x220i with an i3) at its full capacity with AC power (65W adapter) only, while your battery is not attached to it (to protect it from the heat emitted by your hot cpu).This is the one big by-design flaw Lenovo incorprated at least into this one series of laptops. With a 90w ac adapter, you won?t have any problems, but it costs extra?You are free to think whatever you like? The issue is discussed with other X models herePeople are discussing alternative adapters here

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I have a Lenovo X220 running Windows 7 with an Intel i5 2430m clocking at 2.40 gHz and an integrated video card. It's my only computer right now (I will not be getting a new one in the forseeable future) and so I play all my games on it. However, with the new games coming out requiring system requirements over 2.40 gHz, I was wondering is there anyway to push my CPU speed beyond 2.40 gHz without changing the CPU? If it's not possible, is there any compatible CPU upgrades which I can get for my Lenovo X220 which allows me to run GTA 5 at medium to high graphics at over 30 fps? I live in Hong Kong however so if you can provide any addresses to get these replacement CPU, that would be nice . Will appreciate any answers.

Answer:Lenovo X220 - How get it run as fast as possible?

Welcome to the forum!
 
Unfortunately you can't swap the CPU since it's soldered into the motherboard, meaning if you need more CPU power you'll need a new motherboard.
 
The most powerful option is an Intel Core i7-2640M (2.8-3.5 GHz, 4MB L3 Cache).
 
I anyhow doubt that the CPU above will play GTA5 correctly, I think your biggest bottleneck is the graphics card. 

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it makes a noise like this and does not stop until i turn it off. it does not work and just makes a noise. any kind of help would be appreciated thanks. 

Answer:my lenovo h430 makes a noise when i try to turn it on and does not turn on

or anything thats the cause would help  

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I've received X220 from my friend. I've made the interior cleaning, and reinstalled the system (there's the Windows 7 64-bit). After the complete instalation with the drivers update, I've got one non working USB port (the one from the left side next to the palmrest). Also there's the yelow mark in the Device Manager next to the "unknown USB device". Any sugestions how can I fix it? Should I remove that USB port and put it back? Or I should look for something different?It would be nice if anyone can help me with some advices

Answer:Lenovo X220 non working USB port

Hi,are you talking about blue colored USB connector? If yes, did you installed appropriate driver from Lenovo site?http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-x-series-laptops/thinkpad-x22...Also, I'd recommend to use ThinkVantage System Update utility for drivers search and installation:http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-x-series-laptops/thinkpad-x22...At least, you will relieve yourself from issues you've faced in this thread.

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

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Hi,In the last few days I've had this weird problem with the my lenovo X220.The red/orange light (the right light of the fingerprint scanner) is always on.It's really annoying as the light is very strong.I've seen this thread: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/X-Series-Tablet-and-Helix/X220-Red-Light-Always-on-Right-side-of-Finger...However, the solutions there did not help me out. I also tried disabling it through the BIOS which did not help.Any other solutions would be appreciated!Thanks.

Answer:Lenovo x220 fingerprint red light always on

HiWhat moment does LED light at? Laptop is powered off? After the system boot up? I'd suggest reset FPR data from BIOS Setup menu.

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My doughter's laptop falled down from the table what caused that the LCD is not working correctly. It lights a little bit, but stays almost dark. I checked the LCD, and it looks that the one is OK (I put it into another X220 t and it works.So it looks that there's something different broken (also I mounted the correctly working LCD from another X220 t into the one and doesnt work either). What could it be? Where should I find the reason of that? Could it be something with the motherboard or what? As mentioned before, the LCD lights a little bit, but doesn't show anything, stays dark (a little lighter than as is OFF).

Answer:Lenovo X220 tablet LCD backlight.

I'm guessing you blew a fuse on the motherboard.  They are VERY fast burning fuses and easy to blow.  Unfortunately, most places cannot fix that sort of problem without replacing the board.

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Hello All, I am unable to image a new lenovo x220. We use DOS drivers on a bootup key so that the network card can get the image from our centralized station with the ghosts on them. I can't seem to get this working. I've tried:new intel driver (from intel)new intel driver (from lenovo)different laptop (x220)different cablewith/without docking station I can image Lenovo T410, X200, T60, ect no problem. Anybody out there using ghost server to image their laptops and have problems with the new X220?

Answer:Unable to image Lenovo X220

hey split01,
 
curious to know, are you able to image/back up the X220 using the Rescue and Recovery ?





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I'm trying to get Sketchbook Pro and Photoshop CS5 to have pressure sensitivity at the same time on my X220. I realize that once you uninstall the wacom driver, Sketchbook works, but Photoshop doesn't. When you reinstall the wacom driver, Photoshop works (along with my other drawing programs) and Sketchbook doesn't. Does anyone know how to fix this problem and have Sketchbook have pressure sensitivity along with the other programs?













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Answer:Pressure Sensitivity on Lenovo X220?

I'm having a similar issue. Kinda. I got my lenovo yesterday, today I finally got to use it. Installed Phostoshop Cs5 and. . . no pressure sensitivity. I`ve tried several things . . . but to no result. I`m lost.

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I have several lenovo x220 in my office. one of them experience problem wont wake up from sleep mode.i has do update the bios, re install all the driver even using another Harddrive with new Operating system its all did not works. every time close the LID the computer direct sleep., when i open the lid, its directly shutting down.sama case when we try to Manual sleep, and try to resume, the power did not respond, the power indicator blinking and when push it, no respoon, Should be remove the battery plug in again and restart. Do you guys have solved this issue or experience the same... share pleasee

Answer:Lenovo x220 Cannot wake up after sleep

Hi Jefrisitompul,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
Did you confirm that the graphic driver which was installed on your system is correct version as per Lenovo support site?
 
And also check changing the power setting as per the below link.
http://postimg.org/image/wldql14kx/
 
Hope this helps.
 
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar





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Strange problem I'm having, my x220 wont recieve any updates from windows. Ive re-installed multiple times, tried many fixes and nothing has worked. Most recently I just reinstalled the whole laptop and first thing I ran was the lenovo system updater, it's stuck on installing windows 7 update module kb2459268 64 bit.. when you goto windows updates it just checks for updates forever. I bought this system used and I originally installed windows 7 and updated to windows 10 which worked, but windows 10 was unsupported and the computer had issues powering off and going to/waking up from sleep. Ever since then when I reinstalled windows 7 I have had this issue. I cant work with a pc that doesn't update... Any tips greatly appreciated. Brad

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I have a quesiton I have not found an answer to. Will the X220 charge the battery, when plugged into the 90W charger (42T4430), if the computer is in use?  I used my computer on battery for a few hours, drained the battery to 30%.  Then I went inside to plug it in and keep working.  After 4 hours of working, and it plugged in to the wall the battery still indicates 30%. The same thing happened when I was using my docking station.  I arrived at work yesterday with 76% battery.  After 8 hours on the docking station, I still indicated 76% battery life.  My previous (other major name brand) laptops all would charge even if I was working on the laptop.  Is the X220 different by design?  Do I have to shut down and plug in to recharge?  













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Answer:Lenovo ThinkPad X220 will not charge when in use

yes it will. What did you set as the charging threshold under the Thinkvantage Power Management.

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Hi, since two days the Window system SOMETIMES no long detects the wifi card but only the network card (ethernet) and bluetooth module.How can I be sure the problem is ihnerent the mini pci wlan card and not due a (win) system issue ?  For an eventual hardware replacement... Thanks.Regards, Stefano.

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One fine day, touch/pen support simply started working. I did everything I could, reinstalled Windows 8 from scratch, even installed Windows 8.1 in a separate partition. I used the DzPen, MTouch drivers (and tried various combinations of the versions). All of them fail saying 'A supported tablet was not found on this system' I upgraded the BIOS recently - that is the only thing I could think of, so I actually tried an older versio, but still no good. My tablet PC that costs close to 2K dollars is now very simply a laptop - and it is past the warranty. What gives? It's kind of sad as I considered other tablet pcs and disregarded them as Lenovo was supposedly superior in terms of hardware/drivers....

Answer:Lenovo x220 touch/pen not working

If there is a way to completely reset my firmware bios so that my touch device is recognized,I will much appreciate !

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I have the model and serial numbers for it
 
Model# 42872VU
Serial# [Edited by moderator to remove personal information]

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https://hardcoregames.azurewebsites.net/lenovo-x220-playable-games/ Been slowly expandign this list of games I have tested on my x220. Intel has a list but many of the games cited are not playable. Metro 2033 is way too demanding etc.  

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Hello Champs,I know a bit of software & hardware but have been first time to the Caching thing so Need some Help. I had this X220 with Window 7 but i changed it to Windows 8.1 recently.In recent HP laptops i've seen they setup mSATA for caching for better speed from factory. Can i setup something like that for better performance. I know I can install windows separately on mSATA but that is only 32 GB not enough so i want the Cache type settings?   P.S. I have 32GB mSATA installed in system as Unallocated as i didnt need it. I have read something here ANOTHER POST but couldnt get it work for myself

Answer:Lenovo X220 Setting SSD as Cache

Try this one http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/detail.page?DocID=DS035460,but x220 is absent in the compatibility list.

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Hi guys,I Think lenovo is demolish the Thinkpad line !I just got a x220 with a defect IPS Screen and I just notice that the screen is not cover with a firm protection as in X200I had an X40 , X60 ,X61 and X200 and unfortunately a X220. I always bought this laptops model to my company But now it is over.Not any more!see for yourselves[IMG]IMG[/IMG]It is sad to see a good product line demolished by amateurs ...

Answer:X220 Defect IPS out of the box - does Lenovo heard about QA ?

I would also be upset if I had purchased a system and turned it on to see that I can well imagine that you were shocked and are annoyed.
 
It certainly looks as though the Display is damaged to me, maybe that happened during transport? I don't know.  Have you contacted support about this? (+972-3-531-3900).  I'm sure they'll be able to advise you on the options available at this point.

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I have an older x220 thinkpad; when running backup it gave me an error message that there was not enough room (but there was plenty of room on the external drive!).  I made the mistake of deleting the backups from the external drive manually.  Now, it hangs up.  I thought perhaps deleting the backups showing in the system would force it to start over with a brand new backup instead of looking for the old ones; however when I try to delete the backups from the list in lenovo backup, it also hangs up.  I would like to find a way to clear all of the history out of the backup system so that it will start over with a new image (and work, of course).  Any ideas? 

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I have a X220 thinkpad but unfortunetly i didnt make the factory default CD before reformating now how to get this and where should i buy this from ?













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Answer:How to get factory recovery CD for Lenovo x220

welcome to the community!
 
give Lenovo Service a call. they should be able to provide them. you can find your country contact numbers here:
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/feedback/detail.page?LegacyDocID=MIGR-76613
 
hope this helps.

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Hi, I recently got Lenovo X220, and installed Crucial SSD c300 and transferred the image from the existing hard drive (so no clean install of windows 7).  From what I read, I should be able to take advantage of Lenovo Enhanced Experience 2.0 since it was not a clean install and all partitions from the original hard drive is still preserved.  However,  can someone tell me how to turn this feature on?  Or is this automatic once the laptop recognizes SSD?  I looked under Toolbox, but could not find anything.  Thank you.

Answer:X220 Lenovo Enhanced Experience 2.0

EE is a set of optimizations made to the operating systems and drivers. It's not an explicit setting.

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Hi guys, I was trying to do a warranty upgrade for my Thinkpad X220 from lenovo.com. But whenever i tried checking out,i received an error " Cannot order cart that contains invalid items." Anyone knows why? By the way,i was trying to order the 41C9170 3 Year Base Warranty Extension. Thanks in advance!

Answer:Lenovo X220 Warranty Upgrade

try calling the lenovo customer service in Singapore, you can do it over the phone.

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I've got strange problem with two Lenovo X220 laptops. After disassembling the laptop for cleaning and thermal paste exchange, I can't start both laptops. I've got no idea what could happened. Both laptops looks dead. I've checked all connections - looked OK. Any ideas what could happened? What did I do? After I conected the fans, I placed the motherboards by error to the wrong casing. After I started the laptops I found out that the motherboard were switched (I checked the motherboard s/n in BIOS and compared them with the sticker on the bottom of the casing). So after that I took the motherboards out of the casing again and placed them to the correct casing. And after that I wasn't able to start the laptops any more Anybody knows what could it be?

Answer:Lenovo X220 doesn't start at all

adalbert68 wrote:After disassembling the laptop for cleaningDid you use vacuum cleaner ?





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Recently bought a new Lenovo X220 and have had it for about 2 months now.  It pretty much stays in my home office - rarely goes anywhere else.  Never been dropped, banged, etc...  This morning, I noticed that the audio from my headphone jack is only on (1) side - the RIGHT side.  I've gone into the settings (SOUND, DEVICE MANAGER, SMART AUDIO) and have tried to adjust the panning/balance settings on all of those but - NO LUCK.  This is REALLY unfortunate, seeing as how this laptop is used for music.ANY useful ideas or suggestions?  Has anyone else encountered this issue?  Any fixes?

Answer:LENOVO X220 THINK PAD AUDIO PROBLEM

KDilla wrote:
Recently bought a new Lenovo X220 and have had it for about 2 months now.

The X220 has been discontinued for several years now.
 
 

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Hello I'm waiting to buy a laptop Lenovo Thinkpad X220, but it is precisely the model 4287-37G, and the main reason I want to buy it by the Panel IPS, but I have read that not all the X220 have this type of panel and therefore I can not buy until I'm sureI've been all afternoon calling for service (not catch) and view through the Lenovo web sites but no way of knowing.I would be grateful if someone could confirm if indeed this particular model (4287-37G, NYD37SP) has IPS panelFor information is just this laptop I'm waiting to buy when I do not know if he is or IPS panel: http://www.audiotronics.es/product.aspx?productid=126021Thank you very much and best regards

Answer:Lenovo X220 4287-37G (NYD37SP), have IPS panel????

In short.. No The somewhat longer version, the model you mention 4287-37G in not featured in the Lenovo tabook. The site you link to does however say the sceen is a "12.5" HD 200 NIT Panel"  The IPS panel is rated 300 NIT so this will be a 'non-IPS' panel.. You can compare these screens here: TN vs. IPS at Lenovo Thinkpad X220  

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Which battery manager do you use? I'm getting like 3-3.5 hours w/ the lenovo one. Can you disable it and use windows? how do i do that? thanks.

Answer:x220: lenovo battery manger vs windows?

Thinkvantage Power Manager is designed specifically for thinkpads and optimised for the batteries that ship with Thinkpads. It is more accurate and have better charging method.While, windows one is more generic built with no particular system in mind. As such Lenovo's one is better, as you can select the different charging plan which is not allowed by windows.

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Hello i have problem installing windows 7 (all versions) on my new lenovo x220 with bios version 1.21 on corsair ssd force 3 120GB, this freeze after restartand cannot complete windows installation and dont move only black screen, i am tried do all changes in bios settings but still this not work. I bought 2 new lenovo x220+2 corsair ssd force 3 120gb for my business and two notebooks have same problem I take intel ssd and all installations completed successfully! But on my corsair i cannot install windows 7, i am tried install linux and this worked!!!  I take another lenovo x201 with my new corsair ssd 120gb and completed installation successfully!!! (windows 7 ent. sp1) I think problem with bios in new lenovo x220! (uefi) I talked many times with lenovo israel support but dont get any advices to solve this problem Thanks! 

Answer:lenovo x220 + corsair force 3 120GB ssd

The only advice I can give you - the new drive has to be cleaned (not initialised or partitioned)

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I need to pull the trigger soon and have been watching all the posts about fan noise, throttling and IPS ghosting.  Are there any users with an IPS screen who do not notice, or are not bothered by, ghosting on their IPS screen? I would prefer IPS for the better viewing angles and color reproduction.  

Answer:Are there any Lenovo X220 owners with IPS that don't notice ghosting?

I have the "problem" but I believe that it is highly overrated as a problem. I am not bothered by it and really enjoy the amazing screen. And I'm really picky about screens.

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Hi, i´m new here, so if it´s not the right place for this post, sorry for that. I have a problem with Lenovo Recovery on my X220. I unfortunatelly formated (deleted everything) on my recovery Q: drive, because of it was full and now i know it was big mistake. So what can I do? Can I create it somehow again? Now i cant create DVD data media and I cant create Factory recovery disc. I still have that Q: drive on my ntb, bud it´s empty.  Can someone help me please? Thanks a lot 

Answer:X220 Lenovo Recovery Disc (Q:) problem

the only way to get factory partitions again is with a set of disc, you can call lenovo support and buy a set





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We've received our Lenovo ThinkPad X220 review unit with the IPS display (lovely!), 2.5GHz Core i5 second gen and the 6 cell + 19 cell slice battery combo. Really fantastic machine! Here's our video review: http://www.mobiletechreview.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=0&Number=40140  [email protected] 

Answer:Lenovo ThinkPad X220 video review

Now if they'll just offer IPS screens on the 14 and 15" T and W series ThinkPads.

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













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Answer:Exchanging CPUs for Lenovo X230 and X220

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

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I was wondering how to install a msata ssd into my lenovo x220 laptop. I was also wondering if there are any msata ssds that are reliable and perform well.  My specs are:ThinkPad X220, i7-2620M CPU,8GB RAM,320GB7200RPM HDD, IPS screen,USB 3.0, BT, Cam,FR, Win7x64

Answer:HOW TO install an msata ssd into lenovo x220 laptop.

http://forums.tweaktown.com/storage-devices-methods/44370-upgrade-my-thinkpad-x220-50mm-msata-ssd.ht...

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I just bought a thinkpad x220 for christmas and the clickpad has been a big dissapointment. I did a search and theres dozens of threads of the clickpad's poor performance across the internet on multiple websites, Edit: I've written more details about it in my post below Mark the Admin's. 

Answer:Dear lenovo: X220 clickpad sucks!

This is the primary reason for me to sell my X220 for something else in the near future. I'll probably get a T420s instead, if the upcoming products are buttonless.

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Hello board, new member with a recent purchase of a Lenovo X220. Occassionally, I will get a red bullseye type symbol that surrounds my mouse and follows it.  The only way I can get this removed is by rebooting the laptop.  I've looked/configured all the Pen Options/touch/Mouse settings but can't seem to find a way to disable this.  Has anyone else ran into this issue and have a resolution? Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks,

Answer:Lenovo X220 "Red Bullseye" surrounding mouse

Can't say i have seen a "red bullseye".Just run system update, and have all the recommended-important updates installed.  

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Hi everyonea few day ago when "lenovo solution center" was working as normal.after a message informed update to new version. i updated new version, but after updated "lenovo solution ceter" didn't work. I tried to uninstall and reinstall it wasn't working.I am very appreciated for your help! X220 I5 2540/4G/SSD 160/ISP display

Answer:X220 "lenovo solution center" isn't working

Is there any error message when you are trying to open LSC?I just upgrade my LSC to 1.1.006. and its working fine on my T420.

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Hello everybody, First of all, how can i do to know if my Lenovo X220 has USB 3.0 (it is a core i5) ? As i assume it doesn't, can I use that :http://www.amazon.com/Anker-Digital-SuperSpeed-Express-Adapter/dp/B005AR7ZEC/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronic...and that :http://www.amazon.com/Toshiba-PA3927U-1PRP-Dynadock-Universal-Connect/dp/B006ZGWJU2/ref=sr_1_3?s=ele... Thank you in advance everybody !

Answer:USB 3.0 Lenovo X220, universal docking station

I believe it should work.Just as the esata port works on the old dock when the X220 has no esata capability, the USB 3.0 port should be supported by an internal chipset in the dock and should work as long as you have the setting of enabling ultrabay in the BIOS.

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Hi I'm having some trouble on my X220 tablet. I'd like to install windows 8.1 on my samsung 830 ssd. But i have error code. You can see it here : http://i.imgur.com/VhNgb25l.jpg I actually have 1.39 bios, and there ar eno other bios on lenovo france site. Thank you in advance for your time.













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Answer:Help Lenovo thinkpad X220 Tablet+Windows 8.1

http://i.imgur.com/QKrGPehl.jpg http://i.imgur.com/lDOgKJTl.jpg

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Hello, There doesn't seem to be an entry for the A75 model of my ThinkPad (subseries X220, machine type 4287) on support.lenovo.com. Can I just use the A74 model for BIOS updates, drivers, etc.? Or can someone who works at Lenovo please add the link?  Thanks,mosno.













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Answer:No drivers for X220 4287 A75 on support.lenovo.com

Hello mosno,As long as you download the drivers for X220 its fine.http://download.lenovo.com/express/ddfm.htmlType-> Laptop & TabletsSeries -> ThinkPad X SeriesSubSeries-> ThinkPad X220

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Product Details
Thinkpad X220
Type: 4290-CTO Serial No: xxxxx
Currently installed system: 32-bit system
 
1. I want to use 64bit system instead of 32bit, so I want to add RAM. Currently the preinstalled RAM is only 2gb. I want to expand to 8gb, is it okay? Please advice me the specific brand, type or model of RAM I must buy (DDR2,DDR3 etc.), and if possible I want same RAM brand that preinstalled in my device.
 
2. I want to install WWAN Module, but I do not know what brand, model or type I must buy and te compatibility of network here in Philippines.
 
3. I wonder how to use Express card slot, I do not know if it has hardware already installed, and what Express card I must use.
 
4. I want to use SSD instead of SATA, I want to know what brand/model/type that is compatible with my device.
 
Finally, when I bought this laptop in Vietnam, the preinstalled Windows 7 ultimate is a crack version. After updates, the product is not genuine, so now I am using a trial version again. Does Lenovo include a free Windows OS when selling this laptap?
 
And can you also guide me how to do the step by step upgrade and procedure regarding my plan upgrade above items 1 to 4.
 
Please guide me. Thank you.
 
 
Moderator comment: Serial number(s) removed to protect member from mischief.













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Answer:Lenovo Thinkpad X220 Upgrade Configuration

Hi, jarmonwhaim 
 
Your plans are grandiose
 
1. Officially x220 supports 8 gb of RAM maximum. But if works with 16 gb (2x8 gb sticks) fine too. You can purchase Lenovo branded RAM sticks if you are a rich guy. I would recommend to buy the sticks of any vendor you like (Samsung, Kingston, Corsair, Transcend, Hynix etc) according to the following specification: PC3-10600 1333mhz DDR3 SO-DIMM SDRAM, 204 pins.
 
2. x220 supports a lot of wwan cards for 3g carriers worldwide. If you are not a traveller to US select Ericsson f5521gw HSPA+ WWAN Minicard. Note it must be with Lenovo approved p/n, FRU 60Y3279. I hope there are no specific carriers in your country so you'll don't need the such cards for Malaysia region.
 
Follow this thread for some discussion and information: WWAN card for the new 420/520 Thinkpads
 
3. You can fit any ExpressCard 34 or 54 you want - usb 3.0 adapter, eSATA adapter, tv tuner, media cards reader, audio/video card, wireless adapter etc.
 
4. Upgrade BIOS to up-to-date version and buy almost any 2,5" sata II (or III) SSD drive you'll can pay - Intel, Samsung, Crucial, Plextor etc. My advice is not to buy OCZ models. I would recommend the new model is better, the more capacity ususally means the more speed. Not the height of the drive should be 7 mm. You can post here models you'll find so we'll look at them and select together.
 
5. Seems your laptop is refurbished, at least the syst... Read more

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I was wondering if anyone could help me determining why my brand new lenovo x220 crashed during downloading e-mails.  I was informed it may be HDD realted. Do you guys think it.s a faulty HDD?Link to all the necessary dump files here:https://www.yousendit.com/download/UVJnc2ZKMHdkMnNsYzlVag Thank you for your help. 

Answer:BSOD brand new lenovo x220 - looking for a reason.

I found out that the problem is more popular. Does anybody else have problems with the windows memory diagnostic starting up and BSOD?The problem is described here:http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=101954&p=709506#p709506 Thank you.

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Hello, recently I removed by keyboard and palmrest on the lenovo x220 and put it back together however the touchpad seems to be slanted on one side and sorta "stuck". I have also noticed that using the touchpad to move the mouse results in decreased performance or sporadic movements sometimes. This is most likely due to the fact that the touchpad is not aligned properly. I am aware of how to remove the palmrest but I don't know how to disassemble the palmrest itself. I can't find any info on that in manuals or videos.  

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i ordered my x220t yesterday after much consideration . visually.. I HATE HOW THE BATTERY LOOKS sticking out from the bottom, i dont mind it sticking out from the back.. just not the bottom. however i do love the specs of the system. this battery needs to be worked on. so even tho i bought this system.. i call on lenovo to make a new battery for this system that is flush to the bottom of th system and offers the same battery strength as the ugly one.  i would buy that in a heartbeat. SO PLEASE! 

Answer:lenovo x220 tablet 6 cell battery

Unfortunately what you're asking for isn't possible as a physically larger battery will always have a higher capacity than a larger one assuming they both use the same technology. There is a 3-cell battery for the x220t that fits flush in the x220t but of course it only has half the capacity of the 6-cell battery.

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I recently had to reimage my laptop with Win7 Pro 64-bit. I installed all the listed drivers, but still somehow my mute microphone button will not work. It will light up for a second upon boot but after that it will not repsond. Any suggestions??













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Answer:Lenovo X220 Mute Microphone Button

download Thinkvantage System Update, let it pull down all the update from the web. See whether that fixes your issue.

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I recently purchased a Lenovo X220 and I am attempting to setup a dual monitor with it and a Samsung Syncmaster BX2331 monitor. When I change the setting to extended desktop on the secondary monitor the laptop monitor starts having issues. The useable space becomes bigger than the actual screen so I can scroll up and down while on the desktop. It will also scroll left and right and the desktop icons will move over onto the secondary monitor. The laptop has a resolution of 1366x768 and the monitor is 1920x1080. I am trying to explain the issue the best I can but it's a little hard to explain.

Answer:Dual monitor issue Lenovo x220

I know what you mean, it happened in XP when you set the screen resolution larger than what the screen was capable of. What cable are you using the connection to your secondary monitor? On the secondary monitor, press the auto calibrate button, or it's equivalent, and then unplug the VGA/HDMI cable and plug it back in see if that fixes your problem. it's also worth trying going into the settings and checking the button that says "hides modes not supported by this monitor" If you don't know where that is, right click on the desktop and click "screen resolution" then click advanced and at the bottom of that pop up you should see that check box. Those are the first things to check.

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My lenovo x220 has a large bar of static taking up a quarter of my screen. I know it isn't software based as I have already run a diagnostic and all my drivers are up to date. I scanned for viruses. Also nothing. Any advice??

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I have a Lenovo Thinkpad X220 running Windows 7, and I've had it for about two years now. It worked fine up until this morning and now immediately turns off even if it is tilts slightly. When I say it turns off immediately, I mean it's like the battery has been taken out. Sometimes static will appear momentarily on screen before it turns off, and other times it won't turn off, but the entire screen just stays frozen. Also, now when I try to access websites like Facebook or Google which would normally be okay, I get a message saying that the website's security certificate is not trusted. I feel like doing a system restore would help, but since I got the laptop from school I don't have administrator privileges and cannot do so.

Below are my laptop's specs. Honestly I have no idea whether this is a hardware or software problem. If anyone has any idea what might be wrong or knows of any way to fix this, your help is much appreciated.
Sincerely,
A worried grade 12 student

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2410M CPU @ 2.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3983 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, 1799 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 122879 MB, Free - 54497 MB; D: Total - 179199 MB, Free - 37827 MB;
Motherboard: LENOVO, 4290P95
Antivirus: Sophos Anti-Virus, Not Updated
 

Answer:Lenovo X220 with Windows 7 randomly shutting down?

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A few weeks ago I've ordered a repacement battery via https://lenovobattery2014.orderz.com/ A couple days later I've recieved a package, but when I opened up, I've found that the battery is not compatible with my Thinkpad x220. I've checked it's P/N and it seems that they shipped me a battery for x240 or x240t. I've send a few emails on different Lenovo adresses about it, but it didn't work out:Local support (I live in Russia) told me that they do not deal with replacement battery program.My emails to global support were left unrepled (I've tried [email protected][email protected]) What should I do? If that's relevant, I've bought my thinkpad in US.













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Answer:Lenovo shipped a wrong battery for my x220

molodykh
 
I'm sorry to her that you've got a wrong battery for your laptop. I'd like to give you a hand with this. Did you use the same email address for creating  request for the battery replacement as you have on the forum? If not, then send me it in the personal message. Once I will have correct email address I can check your order.
 
Thank you,
 
Pavlo

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HI, I have  a Lenovo X220 (4290-4TB), come with 160GB SSD.If i need to upgrade the size of this harddiks to 256GB or 512GB, is it compatible to accept large size hard disk?what is the parts number for Lenovo parts? or i need third parties 2.5" 7mm SSD? Please kindly help. Thank You Rgds,Sun













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Answer:Lenovo X220 SSD Hard disk upgrade

Welcome to the forum!
 
Any 2,5 SATA drive with a maximum height of 7mm should work. Regardless of the capacity in GB.  

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I have a two month old X220 with SSD i7, and to my shock, the laptop 2 days ago after the lid was closed in the bag and I pulled it out, there was only a flsh of light and the figerprint sensor that turn on but nothing boots up on the screen. After leaving it on the power adapter for an hour it booted up fine.  But the unexpected happened today and the latptop no longer even boots up or lights up anyore.  Completely dead!! The main question I have is did anyone experience the same and what was done to fix this?  But more importantly to Lenovo what kind of image and reputation are you building for yourself in trying to produce such laptops with such incredible fault that seems to be a major hardware issue for the most expensive lineup of your Thinkpads??

Answer:Lenovo X220 Complete Loss of Power/No Boot Up

Hello sweisr,can you please tell us your modell number (not S/N) and used OS please.Kind regardsAndreas

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Despite having my X220 since May I've only just started using the camera, and as far as I can tell Lenovo's driver doesn't work. The green led comes on but no image/video is sent to any program. Windows' generic driver works fine though.

Answer:Lenovo's X220 camera driver doesn't work

hey vinuneuro,that's strange, when you use the camera with the Lenovo driver was it at version 1.1.0.1147 ?





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I just bought an X220 and it will arrive in a few days. I am interested in getting a 65W AC Adapter with USB Hub (57Y4600) to set up at home and use the standard 65W adapter for traveling.1) The 65W adapter with USB Hub is listed in the ThinkPad X220 Top Options and also on the X220 Tech Spec sheet. But when I look at the technical data for the 57Y4600 it does not list the X220. Are they compatible both in terms of voltage, amperage and connector size?2) Are the three USB ports on the 65W Hub that are linked to the laptop - are they powered by the Hub itself or do they draw power from the single laptop USB and therefore might not be fully powered? If they are not powered by the 65W adapter then I might as well buy a stand alone USB hub.3) I have searched the Lenovo web site and I can not find a 57Y4600 for sale anywhere. Is it discontinued? I have found them on the Lenovo Outlet site ("refurbished" with very little warranty) and on Amazon - but it seems those on Amazon and other sites may not be Lenovo OEM. I would prefer to buy a new one from Lenovo to be assured of quality so as to protect my new X220.Thanks  





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I want to connect my X220 laptop to TV . Need to know which of the following options will work for me to transmit both audio and video from Laptop to TV.  1. http://www.amazon.com/6feet-Displayport-male-HDmi-male-Adapter-Cable/dp/B001TUZ6EU/ref=cm_cr_pr_prod... 2. http://www.amazon.com/Display-Port-HDmi-Adapter-Cable/dp/B0021AEYS6/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

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Can I connect an external battery to the "always on" USB port in order to extend the run-time? If not, are there any other options? (I already have the largest available internal battery.) Thanks,Don C. 

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Hey guys, 
 
I need help with a major issue that I truly believe to be a Lenovo side error.
 
I recently ordered a X220 laptop with a bunch of add-ons, one of them, the bluetooth 3.0 card. I'm completely positive that I checked the option, but I received the option without a bluetooth function. Now, bluetooth is extremely important to me and all non-OEM cards are $100. How do I go about getting a bluetooth card in my x220? If I ask Lenovo to do so, I'm positive I'll be charged the 15% restocking fee, which will run me more than $100. I feel like an idiot for not checking my order after punching in my credit card, but it happend. 
 
I'm 100% positive that I clicked bluetooth during my order and didn't receive it. My order says I didn't order it, and thus means I didn't pay for it. Bluetooth is a do or die thing for my laptop, if I don't have it, this laptop is useless to me. What can I do? 
 
Also, If I'm forced to pay for the 15% restocking fee, when I re-order, will my coupon code that I used (Now expired) be applicable?
 
Thanks for everyones help!
 
Moderator Note: Edited subject to match content.

Answer:X220: bluetooth 3.0 card - Lenovo Ordering problem

A Bluetooth card is relatively easy to install. Look at the downloadable Hardware Maintenance Manual. It shouldn't be necessary to return the laptop and place a new order. You can purchase a Lenovo bluetooth card and install it yourself, or send the laptop to depot service (at your expense). As a new laptop purchase, you might be able to negotiate a reasonable price to add Bluetooth. As for the order transaction, consider looking at this from the Lenovo side (or really, any business). They had received an order, sent it back to the customer to verify, and it was approved. That process protects both the customer and the business. As far as they are concerned, they had an order and filled it correctly but the customer came back and says they didn't really mean to approve the order. Seems a bit unfair. Possibly you had clicked on the option but the browser might have been busy and it didn't register, or any number of other circumstances. At this point nobody can know what really happened but the bottom line is that you had an opportunity to verify your order both on-screen and afterwards. After I ordered, I was e-mailed an order number and link for checking order status. I did click on the link to verify the options, shipping address, billing amount, etc.

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Hi I am looking for FRU of lenovo battery with Panasonic cells. If someone has that battery with LG cells please write your experiences ... cycle count ... wirst use ....  

Answer:X220 9 cell battery Panasonic cells (lenovo 44++)

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 Hello all, first time posting on the Lenovo boards but I have been a ThinkPad user for about 5 years now. Probably will never go back to regular laptops!  I'm currently using a X220 (4286CTO) bought in Sept. 2011 and I'm looking to upgrade the laptop in a few ways so I can continue to use it well. Some relevant specs/system information?  i5-2540M @2.6GHz 4.0GB x 1  of RAMWindows 7 Professional 64bit BIOS version 1.40 (14/5/2015) 270 GB HDD Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 Wi-Fi AdapterMy questions: What is the max amount RAM/max speed RAM my machine can support and what are some trusted/compatible memory sticks you guys have used or are using in your X220? Should I buy another 4GB x 1 stick or go for a new set of 4GB x 2 sticks? I want to install a mSata SSD. What are some compatible/reliable mSata SSDs that would be good and what is the max storage/speed SSD that would work? I tried to research online some about Sata II vs Sata III and I did not really understand it. Should I just get a regular SSD and replace my HDD?Random question for X220 users: do you guys still have the palmrest crack issue near the touchpad where the lid closes? My palmrest has gotten replaced 3 times specifically for that problem by warranty and now it's inevitably happened again but my warranty has run out, lol. I remember this was a chronic issue among a bunch of X220s.  Thanks in advance for any/all answers. Really appre... Read more

Answer:Lenovo ThinkPad X220 General Upgrade Information (RAM/SSD)

Hi and welcome, heyArhumGlad to see ThnkPad and x220 lover 1. x220 supports up to 2x8 GB RAM installed.With BIOS up to v.1.28 it supports 1333 Mhz memory by default (by design) and memory 1600 Mhz w/o issues. With 1866 Mhz memory some issues might appear, depending on the memory stick manufacturer, model, parametersStarting with BIOS v.1.29 using not designed memory type is locked.2. x220 mSATA slot supports SATA II interface. There are no SATA III lines of laptop chipset in that interface. So, use any mSATA drive, on your choice - capacity, budget, vendor..., not in the m.2 formfactor (!). Intel, Plextor, Crucial, Corsair, Samsung, Kingston... Not NoName and OCZ. Of course, most mSATA III drives are back compatible with mSATA II slots.The choosing between mSATA + HDD and regular 2.5" SSD drives depends on the storage capacity you need, laptop usage profile.3. I don't know about palmrest cracking issue despite the fact I contacted with hundreds of the x220 owners, since the beginning of 2011. I'm sure there might be a bit trouble with parts fixing under palmrest, their routine. There was the single case I remember - the user has breaked it himself due to the impact.

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Hi Everyone, trying to troubleshoot the power consumption on my new Lenovo notebook. Basically on idle (processor set between 0 to 100 in control panel power) it tends to use between 11,000 to 12,000 mW with screen brightness set to 12. Wifi On.By comparison with same settings my other notebook asus u36sd uses only 7,700mW on same settings. Exactly same setup / profile. So in effect I get only 7.5 hours out of 9cell battery (93000mW) vs 9 hours from Asus u36SD (77,000mW battery) what am I doing wrong ? Same power settings on both: Power settings: high performancehard disk off in 1 minwifi- max power savingusb suspend- enableintel graphics: max battery savingpci express- max power savingprocessor  0/passive/100 Specs: x220 with IPS screencore i5 2540, 8GBs of Ramcrucial m4 256gb ssd  asus u36sdcore i5 2410mintel 320 160gb ssd

Answer:new lenovo x220 high idle power usage

Similar specs too, but I have an HDD. My power usage is similar. Idling with backlight at 12 it's using 11-12watts.With backlight at 2 it's 8-9.Sometimes it goes to 6-7, but it's pretty steady at 7.5-8 when nothing is running and I let it idle a couple of minutes. I can't have more than 4.5-5 hours of battery life with my 6 cell doing light-medium web browsing with firefox. 

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Hey buddies, just wondering if anyone can help me on this issue, it is about the touch of the screen with the pen, when i change the screen display to secondary landscape, or primary portrait or secondary portrait, the pen will make the mouse on the screen inverted, like when the pen goes up the mouse goes down , (same situation for the left to right) this invert problem seems to happen only in those three modes but not in primary mode, any ideas on how to fix it? pls reply

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Short story:I orderd a X220 with IPS display, lenovo shipped me a X220 with wrong screen instead of IPS, pretty bad display quality, and they refuse to replace it for me cause it passed 21 days, and they ask me for 15% restock fee even the only reason i have to return is they shipped me the wrong product! Longer story:I have ordered a new X220 with the Primiue HD display, cause I like the IPS screen a lot.I was on vocation when the laptop is deliveried, when I come back home i opened and checked the laptop, it is OK but the screen is not that good as I thought, but i am not so sure that is the problem, and I try many ways like changing the driver. I do not even think of Lenovo would give me a wrong screen untill I saw another X220 with real IPS, it is totally different. Then i check the information of the screen pannel, which shows TN pannel B125XW01 V0. Then i know that Lenovo has shipped me with this bad TN pannel instead of IPS! I do not know if they always do this, as if somebody do not know screen a lot, they may just ignore this and use it. Whatever, I contact the customer service, and I was shocked, they totally ignore that this is their fault, and tell me they do not have policy of replacing the screen for me, if i want to return, i have to do it within 21 days of purchase and pay extra 15% fee!!! for their mistake!!! I am totally shocked of the way how they do bussness, which means the has no responsiblity to the customer that the product i paid to have is the s... Read more

Answer:LENOVO refuse to replace my X220 with wrong configuration

How did you check the info to see that you have the TN display?

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Hi. When I plug an external monitor into my X220 the WIFI seems to cease. As soon as I unplug the monitor all is fine. Any ideas? Thank you.

Answer:Lenovo x220 Wifi stops with external monitor

An idiotic assumption - have you installed Intel Wireless Display sw?

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Hi, I have a Lenovo Thinkpad X220 and my C drive (windows drive) corrupted yesterday. I cannot get to Lenovo Recovery to restore my C drive because the C drive was totally corrupted. I use linux bootable usb to try to access my hard drive, the C drive was corrupted, no data can be read, but the Recovery Partition (Q:\) was fine. I try to re-install my Thinkpad using the same OS (Windows 7 Pro-64 Bit) using the product key inside the battery slot to see if my hard drive fails or not, but the Windows that I reinstalled was fine until now. The Recovery Partition was still there, with different Letter path (changed to D:\) and whatever inside the recovery partition was hidden but the partition was 10GB used, so I think what inside the partition was hidden. My question is:1. Can I use my Recovery Partition again to factory reset my Thinkpad?2. Can I use the Recovery Partition with the Lenovo Rescue & Recovery apps that I download from Lenovo Website? Thank you, I still need My Thinkpad X220 eventhough I already have newer Lenovo laptop. Your help is much appreciate.

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Hi I have lenovo X220 tablet laptop. Recently I changed my windows to windows ten and I have lost my touch screen software. Please reply me asap how can I get it back?

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My x220 tablet is haveing issues with the graphics card shutting off. I purchased my x220t about 3 months ago and I have begun to have a reacurring problem. I will be running CAD 2011, nothing 3D, and the screen will spontanneously go black. 5 seconds later, it will restart and an issue report will pop up in the bottom right and corner of the screen. This issue is a real problem since I bought this laptop for engineering and with an i5 processor, CAD sould be running fine. I did not expect the graphics card to be a limiting factor since I am only using 2D visualls right now. I have tried to find similar if others have had a similar issue but I can not find anything. What should I do? ps, I have a screen shot of the info but I am unable to post it.

Answer:Lenovo x220 tablet graphic card issue

hey jwismer, could you uninstall the current graphic driver for you unit; let windows install its generic drivers and then test your unit with your CAD software.does the same problem occur?later, head to http://support.lenovo.com and install the latest graphic driver that is available there.





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There have been hundreds of reports for months now about this audio device not producing sounds with Windows 10.Lenovo site has a driver update for Windows 10, driver release 8.32.43.0 but IT DOES NOT WORK When will Lenovo release a working driver update for the X220 and as I understand, most thinkpads with this Conexant "SmartAudio" 20672 device?

Answer:Lenovo X220 Conexant 20672 SmartAudio NO SOUND WIndows 10

I have this problem too. Why doesn't Lenovo release an updated driver?Why hasn't Lonovo replied to this thread yet?

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The x220 sadly didn't have an HDMI port, but to overcome this you can get a cable or adaptor for display port to HDMI but then I've seen quite a few people having issues getting sound from the display port to HDMI. Here is the answer. some of the adaptors and cables you get hold of might not transmit audio in the first place, so check the specification for it. then on your computer you need to try these things enable something in the control panel, sound settings, playback tab.  in white space right click and select show disabled and disconnected devices. you might already see the HDMI and you can set that as default, but if it is not yet showing at least you have enabled it here when you do get it to appear. next go to the device manager (also an icon in the control panel)you will see a folder called sound etc, so expand itIn mine it had the following: Bluetooth Hands free AudioConexant 20672 Smart Audio HDIntel(R) Display Audio do not try to update the drivers here - download and over-install the old ones(or remove old and be ready to install new - DO NOT delete the drivers and forget what they are called) useful link to the Lenovo drivers - I have it located in UK, change if you want at the tophttp://support.lenovo.com/en_GB/downloads/default.page?selector=expand As a matter of course I did a search online for Conexant 20672 windows 7 driver and Lenovo links were showing immediately, perhaps they have that chip exclusi... Read more

Answer:Lenovo x220 Display Port to HDMI - how to enable audio

Any specific recommendations for Display port to hdmi adapters that support sound?Something cheap but good?

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Hi,I have been having EXACTLY the same issue as in this post:http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/X-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/X220-Plastic-strip-loose-no-warranty/td-p/7249...here are some images of my laptop:http://ompldr.org/vZGo4bAhttp://ompldr.org/vZGo4bQhttp://ompldr.org/vZGo4bghttp://ompldr.org/vZGo4bwhttp://ompldr.org/vZGo4cAhttp://ompldr.org/vZGo4cQhttp://ompldr.org/vZGo4cg Here is my story below,I left my X220 ( which is just 4 months old) at PERCOM (A Lenovo Partner) in Munich, because of the same reason ( plastic cover loose) and 1 other issue. They took the machine and sent it to the manufacturer and had it tested there and concluded that it was my fault, although I am pretty much sure I have not caused this issue. Besides, PERCOM charges me 100? to get my laptop back and their reason is that they had to spend time on the device because the defects were mechanical damages by user ( that they claim, but its absolutely not true. )So i need your consultation from now on, what could you suggest me to do? They want me to pay them 100?, although I do not have it repaired ( and although I am sure it is a manufactural issue ). I have contacted some magazines already that this is not legitimate and have been waiting for their response.I still do not understand how Lenovo can deny the same issue that has been resolved for someone else. Please help.what do you suggest me to do from now on? 

Answer:X220 LCD Rear Cover, Lenovo denies the warranty, although it was covered for someone else.

Hi eduedix,
 
Sorry to read about your situation, why don't you follow dodger_NL's example, which you have read, and escalate the case by creating a complaint?  PERCOM should be able to do this for you or if you wish to you can do it yourself by calling service and quoting the current Call Nr. or your system's type and serial number.
 
Out of interest, do you expect the magazines to repair your notebook before you've gone through the "appeals" complaints process or what?  I suggest you open a complaint, it will help you more than the magazines.

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