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X230 Windows 8 brightness not working after couple sleeps

Question: X230 Windows 8 brightness not working after couple sleeps

Hello,not sure if this is hardware or driver problem, but i get upset with that not working brightness control on X230 after couple sleeps and wakes. Not sure if charging and discharging during sleep is related to the problem.It is 2320CDG with Preinstalled win8 and everything is up to date. Brightness bar is moving up and down but without real change in brightness .. until i restart whole OS which in real upset me.All other hotkeys and fn+key combinations are working.

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So I'm currently having an issue with my Wireless Laser 8000 (Bluetooth) and hoping someone here might have some insight on it as my googlefu is not getting any results and I really don't want to replace the mouse as I'm using it in combo with the Wireless Entertainment Desktop 8000 keyboard and pretty much love this setup right now.

As of late my mouse has decided to basically throw itself in to sleep mode after about 3-5 seconds of no activity. This doesn't happen all the time but it's getting kind of insane as bringing it out of sleep causes some serious mouse lag and/or quite a bit of moving or a click to reactivate it.

Anyone with this mouse ever run in to a problem like this or in general? The keyboard isn't running in to any issues in regards to losing signal and/or sleeping and not kicking in right.

Unfortunately the Wireless Laser 8000 has been discontinued so I can't even get a proper replacement for it and have to get one of the new bluetrack mice, but none of them are rechargeable .

Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Wireless Laser 8000 - Mouse sleeps after a couple of seconds

Frist thing comes to mind for me is; have you checked the battery status to see if it needs replaced. On rechargable batteries, there is a set number of recharges it can have and they do go bad from time to time. I would start there first, replace the battery. Here's a link to the mouse if you have not already checked it out.

Wireless Laser Mouse 8000

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Hello there, I tried to upgrade from win 8.1 to win 10, and after the upgrade the brightness is set to max and i cannot control it ever. Neither from keyboard nor from Windows Mobility Center. I tried installing the latest drivers for windows 10 for Intel HD 4600 graphics both from Lenovo and from Intel websites and none of them solved the problem. Anyone has an idea or fixed this problem? Thanks in advance,Mina

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Hi,I can't control the screen brightness on my X230.I've tried to press fn+f8 and fn+f9 and nothing happens.I've also tried to look in 'adjust battery', but I can't find anything that shows me about how to control or make the screen dimmer or brighter.Help me!

Answer:Screen brightness on my X230

HiAre there Lenovo Power Management Driver and Hotkey Features Integration package installed? What's the OS version?What do you mean, "adjust battery"?

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Hi, I have a problem when I'm using my X230 from battery: every know and then the display brightness changes, it gets lower (even without any user activity). Also it seems that the color profile also changes, colors look washed out. After few minutes or sometimes seconds, it goes back to normal. However, I have this issue quite often. Is there a solution? Is it something to do with my power settings? Thank you.













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Answer:X230 display brightness changes automatically

zombyorc,Try the following. http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/W-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/Disabling-Auto-Screen-brightness-on-Intel-HD-G...or http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/T400-T500-and-newer-T-series/T410-screen-brightness-dims-washes-out-on-b...

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I'm unable to adjust brightness on my lenovo thinkpad x230. I can't see the option in the control panel and the hotkeys for brightness dosen't work either.I've tried to install lots of dirrent intel video drivers and all the drivers I could find on Lenovos website. I've also tried to remove all drivers and carefully install them again one by one.I'm using Windows 7.Do anyone know what to do?

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

Answer:Lenovo x230 - how to adjust screen brightness?

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





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I have just completed a clean install of Windows 7 Ultimate and all went well except for the screen brightness issue. Anyone have any ideas where I can simply increase this as I have searched everywhere for screen brightness, even BIOS for any setting for display. I have latest update to display driver. I have two other laptops and each shows much brighter than this one and I am surely disappointed in this display. Not sure if it is because this screen is touch enabled and also works off keyboard that could be the issue and a separate setting could be involved on the touch side of the display as it does work with a stylus pen or touch also. thanks and   I hope I can get this brightness to increase somewhat as it is too hazy for me.     

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Sometimes the brightness controls don't work after resuming from sleep/hibernate... meaning that I can't lower or increase the brightness. All other Fn operations work (webcam controls, projector options, wifi, lock screen), so it's not the Fn button.Volume +/- also works. I have to reboot to get them working again. Any suggestions? thanks

Answer:x230 brightness controls don't work after resuming from sleep/hibernate

Happens to me all the time. Nothing I've tried works to fix it, although I've never been brave enough to update the BIOS. But, the controls usually wake up if I close and reopen the lid.

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I've been using Adobe Photoshop CS6 for several months now, since I got my computer. It worked just fine on Windows 7, the operating system that was on my device. However, after I installed Windows 8 (on a separate hard drive partition), the stylus does not work correctly. I can only paint/erase/edit in any way one pixel at a time, and then Photoshop stops responding to touch input. When I go to use the mouse, it jumps and makes a huge line all the way across the screen to seemingly random points. I realise that I could just switch to the other hard drive to use Photoshop, but that seems like an awfully lot of hassle just to draw. I'm going to try a few more things after posting this, but if anyone else has experienced or found a solution to this problem, I'd like to know.  System Detalis:Model: 3434 CTOOperating System: Windows 8Screen type: Wide-view 1366x768 Gorilla Glass (the one that supports only stylus input, not multitouch) As far as I know, I have all the drivers related to this from Lenovo installed. I'll edit this if I find a solution or some detail I missed about the problem. 

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I have big problem with this new laptop N581, because Lenovo Power managment does not work with Intel HD graphics. I can not change brigtness control (FN+Up or Down) because the bar stays still.  I tested with  Lenovo 6/7/8 Power managment and different Intel HD graphics drivers, with no luck. OS : W7 Home Premium 64bit   I have 2 new Lenovo Ideapad N581 laptops and both have the same problem.

Answer:Lenovo N581 Brightness Issue (Brightness Control not working )

I just tried live version of Linux and brightness keys (Fn+up/down) worked. But why does not work in windows ?

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After updating to W10 insider fast ring build 14393.10 on my Lenovo G580 notebook, the Fn+Up brightness control key combination has stopped working. To check if Fn+Down was working, I pressed them and the brightness went down to "0" and now the screen is always black both while plugged-in and unplugged. Hence, I'm not able to increase the brightness anymore.
FYI, the "Up" arrow button works normally but the combination "Fn+Up" doesn't work while "Fn+Down" does.
Safe Mode doesn't allow adjustment of brightness since it cannot load the display driver.
I tried installing a third-party brightness control software while in Safe Mode but then realized it won't work until I log in to my account, in normal mode, which I cannot do since the brightness is at zero.
Please help me asap!
PS:- I have managed to increase the brightness for now but still the combination isn't working. Fn+Left arrow key combination also not working for volume down while Fn+Right arrow for volume up is working.

Answer:Fn+Up brightness control not working after updating to W10 build 14393.10. Brightness is at zero.

you can change brightness settings from settings itself instead of using the keys - just to make things easier

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Hello, I recently upgraded to windows 8 and I have everything working so far except for the webcam. I've installed the drivers so that when I go into device manager under Imaging devices it lists Integrated Camera and Camera Plus and device manager says both of these are updated and working the fine. However, when I use the Camera app which I get to from Windows 8 metro all I see is a cartoon of a camera crossed out. The yellow webcam light does turn on, but it's not working. The same thing happens when I try to do a video recording in Microsoft OneNote 2007, which I used to be able to do.  I've tried to uninstall the webcam drivers and reinstall it, but it still isn't working. I've tried doing hardware scans and update scans in the Lenovo Solutions Center but it says everything is fine. Any suggestions would be really helpful. If I can't get everything to work in Windows 8 I'm switching back to Windows 7, which I made a backup disc of. Thanks,-Noora

Answer:X230 tablet Windows 8 upgrade, webcam not working

I think I finally fixed it actually, sorry about that. I just kept installing drivers from the Lenovo website and it's working now. The camera program that you access through Metro says the camera is only 0.9 pixels though, and I thought the camera was more than that.  Is there a way to tell if I've installed all the necessary drivers? I have done multiple software scans with Lenovo Solution Center but even when the camera wasn't working it said I had no updates, so that's why I kept installing drivers from the website.  Also, does anyone know the driver to make the wacom pen right click button work? I really miss that One thing I think is better with Windows 8 actually is the screen orientation change button. It's way faster than in Windows 7! I also like that it doesn't do it automatically, because I don't always want it automatic.   

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I install the latest hotkey feature 8.79.10 http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-x-series-tablet-laptops/think... after that, all fn+ function and the volume button worksbut the thinkvantage key (AKA the old blue button) not working anymore, not assign toC:\Program Files\Lenovo\dxpstarter.exe please help me, how to solve the problem

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Same problem here. The Sierra MC8355 WWAN card is recognized and using the generic Windows 10 driver but all the time I am getting the message "account not activated" though a valid SIM card has been inserted.
 
Anybody got ideas about this one?
 
Very annoying as WWAN is essential to my work.
Thanks in advance.





ThinkPad X230 TabletThinkPad Tablet 64 WiFi+3G

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Hi everyone, Last night I updates the camera and smart card drivers from Lenvo website. Immediately after the update, the camera simply stopped working. I have tried multiple things since then, including uninstalling and re-installing the driver multiple times, trying to change the driver defaul USB Video Device, etc. But now I can't even see the camera listed in the Device Manager even after checking the Show Hidden Devices option. Let me know if someone has any idea what to do about this. Thanks!

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i have hp notebook 15 ac 119 txbecause of various errors after windows update i put my system on recovery after the recovery again the problems have started coming. recent problem is of brightness. i cannot adjust my brightness at all. F-keys from keyboard have no effect and even it can not be adjusted through control pannel. i checked in device manager regarding the dispaly drivers update. it says i am using the latest versions of display  drivers.please help. 

Answer:brightness keys not working ; can't adjust brightness at all

Hi, I'd try reinstalling the amd/intel switchable graphics software package on the link below as it mentions a fix related to the f2/f3 keys. http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp74501-75000/sp74717.exe When this has completed, restart the notebook. Regards, DP-K

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Hi, After having used the laptop for a long time with a 32 bit Windows 7, I've upgraded the RAM and added an SSD, and reinstalled with a 64 bit Windows 7. Everything works great, some things even better than before (used to have occasional problems hibernating, but not anymore). However, there is one small, irritating problem: The brightness OSD is not working, even though the buttons do control the brightness and every other OSD is working properly, only this one isn't. After installing windows, I've used the ThinkVantage System Update utility to install everything. Then I tried installing all kinds of drivers seperately. So far, no luck. I'd really appreciate some help resolving this issue. Thanks a lot

Answer:Brightness OSD not working in 64 bit Windows 7

The machine is a T500, btw, in case that matters.

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I usually put my laptop to sleep instead of shutting it down. After a couple of days my mouse will stop working. I tried other mice with cable and wireless, but none works. I have to restart to fix it. In DeviceMonitoringStudio I can see the USB mice connected and sending commands, but the mouse cursor doesn't move. The internal touch-pad works fine.
I think this all started when I had a Logitech Bluetooth mouse that I share with another PC. So I would switch the profiles and windows occasionally recognized a new mouse. Now my device manager looks like this:


I don't use any Logitech mouse anymore and tried to uninstall all drivers and Logitech software but I can't fix the issue. I also tried devmanview-x64 and DriverStore.Explorer.v0.8.3.

I hope to get some tips and inputs how I can tackle this. Thanks so much in advance!

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I just updated my PC to windows 10 pro everything seems fine but my brightness hot key is not working..n even when I go to the brightness control through settings the flider moves but it does nothing. please help!

Answer:How can I get the Windows 10 pro brightness control working?

I have the same problem. August 1, 2015.

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Hi. Thanks for any suggestion or advice you can provide.
I have been using Windows 7 on M6600 for a while. it mostly worked besides I was getting "Nvidia Kernel Mode Driver has stopped responding and has recovered issue" at times and I had no choice but to reboot to make it work again, that is for a while...
When windows 8.1 became available via corporate, I got hold of it and decided to reinstall fresh. 
I saved all my data and wiped out windows and recovery partitions, leaving dell system partition.
Windows 8.1 install was amazingly fast, 15 mins. As soon as I booted I installed Dell chipset driver, video drivers and other drivers. All device manager entries were with no warnings, some drivers were found and some I installed from Dell site. I installed most critical programs and all was cool and working. Nvidia video driver crash seems to be gone too. I have 2 other windows 8 machines so my windows 8 experience was there and I am quite happy with everything in windows 8.1
Then eventually I noticed that LCD brightness does not work. I made sure I had Dell Intell HD 3000 driver, Dell Nvidia driver and Dell feature pack installed. I tried with Dell feature pack and without it.
I researched this topic, found some other reference to Windows 8 having the same issue. I do have 3 monitors and do run Optimus. this all worked very well in windows 7.
Some posts suggested that it is critical to install drivers in order. I started doubting my install proce... Read more

Answer:fn+brightness not working on windows 8.1 on M6600

SOLVED. By installing latest HD3000 driver from Intel, then create a HD3000Fix.Reg file with these entries, open file or apply in Windows RegEdit (be careful as usual), then reboot:
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Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Class\{4d36e968-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}\0000]
"FeatureTestControl"=dword:0000ffff

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Class\{4d36e968-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}\0001]
"FeatureTestControl"=dword:0000ffff

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\intelkmd]
"FeatureTestControl"=dword:0000ffff
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I've been using this for two years for each time Intel updates the HD3000 drivers and it works well for Windows 8.0 and Windows 8.1 on two different PCs including Precision 6600 with Intel HD3000 video.

Hope this helps others...
64Dude

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Hi I have an HP 255 G3 Notebook running Windows 10 64-bit. The brightness buttons (f2 and f3) are not working for brightness adjustments. Nothing happens when the buttons are pressed. The othe buttons are working fine (for example volume adjustment f7 and f8). Any ideas on how I can make the buttons work? Kind regards Joey

Answer:Brightness buttons not working in Windows 10

I just did clean install after update and my brightness keys are not working either! If there is fix please include me in post, thanks!

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In my T400 with Windows 7 installed I had the problem that the brightness adjustment didn't work. I searched all forums and installed all new released drivers for Windows 7 (released version) but it didn't solve my problem (including hotkey-driver). Now I got it: I installed the new BIOS for my T400 and now all is working properly.   

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Hi.I'm using HP ENVY 15-k203tx and have NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M I have recently upgraded the OS from windows 8.1 to windows 10The brightness hotkeys are not workingAll drivers are up to date.PnP Monitor is also enabled. What should i do? 

Answer:Brightness hotkeys not working after upgrading to windows 10

Hi, You're notebook has Intel/Nvidia switchable graphics and looking atr the screenshot, it doesn't look like the Intel driver is installed. Try the following. Download the Intel HD Graphics driver on the following link and save it to your Downloads folder. http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp72501-73000/sp72810.exe When done, download and reinstall the Chipset driver on the link below. http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp72001-72500/sp72043.exe When this has completed, do not restart the notebook as prompted, instead open your Downloads folder, right click the Intel HD Graphics package and select 'Run as Administrator' to start the installation. When this has completed, restart the notebook and let Windows fully load for a few minutes before checking. Regards, DP-K

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So I just have to deal with it always being too bright then

Answer:Re: Brightness function keys not working after windows 7

If you want to keep it on W7, you do. There are probably other issues with the graphics as well since there is no driver, such as hardware acceleration being disabled.

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The adjustment no longer works. And the screen is blindingly bright giving me a supersized migraine.
 
Anybody know how to fix this please?

Answer:Screen Brightness on my Windows Adjustment not working

Not on the information you have given us.
 
Desktop or laptop ?  Make and model ?  Main component specs if it is self-built ?  Post back with this information
 
In the most general sense, if it is a desktop borrow another monitor, if it is a laptop connect it to an external monitor. This will at least tell you if it is a monitor/screen problem or a computer problem.
 
Chris Cosgrove

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All the drivers are up to date and i have tried everything from old suggestions on different laptops. the brightness keys are f5 and f6. nothing appears to work. help me.

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Dear Lenovo I bought recently Lenovo Y50, I installed all drivers from website. My windows updated and suddenly my Fn brightness combination is not working. Other Fn combinations are working properly, but i have all the time problem with this brightness settings. I have "Enable addaptive brightness" ON. So this is not the problem, but solution must be different. Please help me. I am really upset about this. I need my computer working on 100%. Yours sincerely Pavol Lantaj

Answer:Lenovo Y50 Brightness Fn Button is not working on Windows 8.1

Did Windows Update install a graphics driver? If so, install the graphics drivers from the website again, and prevent Windows Update from updating that driver.

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I'm no longer able to use the brightness shortcut keys after I've installed the Lenovo power management tool in Windows 8 on a Ideapad U300s. When the Lenovo power management tool is NOT installed on the system, pressing the shortcut keys brings up the Windows UI in the upper left hand corner of the screen and the display bridghness is adjusted accordingly.   However, as soon as the Lenov PM software is installed, the Windows brightness indicator shows up ONCE and I can no longer adjust the brightness with the shortcut buttons. 

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The adjustment no longer works. And the screen is blindingly bright giving me a supersized migraine.
 
Anybody know how to fix this please?

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after I watched movie and shudown my laptop, after an hour I open again, why the brightness is not working even I used the control fuction key.Hope you can hepl me :-( thanks/sajean

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With windows 8, the integrated brightness indicator, show always a bad measure of what is the level of the display brightness, I don't know if anyone who updated their computer from Win7 to Win8, with a clean installation, also has this problem. I have up to date BIOS, and Lenovo Energy Management.With the LEM for Win7 shows in its own measure the correct level, but in Win8 any notification from the utility was deleted.

Answer:U410, brightness display in Windows 8 don't working

Try updating drivers from intel site (intel hd graphics)





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I am working on an SCCM Operating System Deployment on an HP ProBook 650 G2 of Windows 10 Education 64-Bit. I have all the drivers from: http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/readIndex?sp4ts.oid=8430741&swLangOid=8&swEnvOid=4192 I can not, for the life, me get the Brightness funtion keys to work. The sounds works fine, I have installed chipset drivers, video drivers, and HP Keyboard drivers. I am having no luck getting this working. Flashed the BIOS even. Nothing. Any ideas?

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Hi Experts, I am Using HP Pavilion 15-NOO3TXRecently I Updated Windows 10 from Windows 8.1All Drivers are updated Sucessfully.I have Intel Graphics and AMD Radeon HD 8600both are also updated Sucessfully. but F2 and F3 hotkeys are not working for brightness adjustments.when i Unistall AMD Radeon drivers then hot keys are working properly(only with intel graphics)  Please Take a look for my Drivers But in Video Memory it showing only 128MB Dedicated Video Memory   I Installed AMD Drivers using autodetectutility.exe from AMD Website.how can install both AMD Radeon Drivers and brightness hotkey adjysutment. 

Answer:Brightness Control Hotkeys are not working after windows 10 ...

Which BIOS version is installed? Have you tried the AMD graphics software softpaq from HP? Try the Windows 8.1 version in compatibility mode. Right click the softpaq and click on troubleshoot compatibility.http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp64001-64500/sp64040.exe The following article at the How-to Gee has some info on driver installation.http://www.howtogeek.com/219782/is-windows-10-backwards-compatible-with-your-existing-software/

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Bought a Dell Inspiron 7000 series i7559 two weeks ago. I had issues with the laptop suddenly going "black screen" and power/keyboard lights turn dead.
I press the power button and it seems to start up from "sleep/hibernate mode".  
This is really frustrating because it happens often.  I can't sometimes finish typing a sentence with it suddenly going off.
I contacted Dell Support and they weren't able to help me.  I had the unit replaced with a new one. still the same issues.  I updated all drivers, bios, etc and no avail.
Appreciate help on this matter. thanks.

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Hi - I have a two T450 and one T460 that has the same issue. The FN brightness keys do not work after resuming from sleep or hibernation on Windows 7. I?m still able to adjust the brightness by using windows + x or by rebooting the computer. I?m using the latest drivers on all three computers.  I did not have this issue on my previous x240s. Is there a fix for this? Maybe a bat script that can be ran on each boot. It is becoming a real issue when traveling between job sites.  Thanks,

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brightness button not working windows 8.1 HP Elitebook 8470w (Fn+F9 or Fn+F10) I've already updated my drivers and hp hptkey support, but still doesn't work.Any advice? Thanks

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I use this notebook for about 1 year and recently the brightness control was not working after my sister installed acrobat reader. The brightness is automatically set to 100%. F11, F12 has no response. The brightness control page also not working. In addition, the F7 key is not working as well, and the airplane mode is now turn on and I cannot access Internet. I google for a solution and tried to download and reinstall drivers for power management and display card but still failed. Anyone can help? Thanks a lot.  

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If your laptop's Brightness Adjust keys are not working after upgrading to Windows 10. Then uninstall the old Intel HD Graphics Driver (if there is any present in the Control Panel > Add & Remove Programs) from your laptop and Re-install the "Latest Supported" Intel Graphics Driver available for your laptop and then perform a restart after completion.

Personally tested on Lenovo Laptop!

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After fresh installing Windows 10, the Brightness hotkeys (Fn + F8/F9) do not work. I've tried installing Hoteky driver from the HP website but I got an error about missing .NET 3.51 framework. I was able to check that I actually have NET 4 so I'm not sure what I should do. Please help.

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Hello, I recently got a set of 2.1 HiVi Swan M-10 speakers and hooked them up to my laptop until I can finish my build. When I first hooked them into my E55-A Toshiba Satellite the bass wasnt coming from the sub in fact it was combining into my L/R speakers making them sound terrible. A quick uninstall and reinstall of Realtek fixed that problem.

Alas, now the sound is great but every time I shut down my computer, or restart, or put in sleep, there is no sound at all. When I try to click adjust my levels I see the audio levels go up for the "ding" but nothing plays. I have found a workaround where I just need to disable then re-enable Realtek and the sound works again. Obviously I can do this every time but I really rather find a permanent solution.

This laptop has had problems before where the sound cuts out in a game and does not come back till a restart, but it wasn't until I hooked up my 2.1 system that the problem is expected every single time I start my computer from a rested state. I am using Realtek HD Audio driver version 6.0.1.6909 and my sound is integrated into my laptop's motherboard.

If anyone could help me out here I would appreciate it greatly!

Answer:Realtek HD Audio Driver stops working when comp sleeps.

Welcome to the forum!

Have you tried the drivers on the Toshiba site? They are 2013-09-21 | Version: 6.0.1.7026 |

EDIT: There is also a new ACPI Flash BIOS listed. Don't know if it would have any effect on your problem.

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Hey guys. So i have an Asus ROG G751JY laptop. So when i put it to sleep or hibernate, the screen brightness controls (Fn+F5 and F6) dont work. The animation pops up on the screen but it doesnt do anything. Hibernation doesnt resume etheir but thats for another thread. Any ideas here?

Answer:Brightness settings stop working after hibernation or sleep Windows 7

Hello Nikak mate one of my machines is a G750JM ROG and I find most little irritations like that are fixed with a simple run of these
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Disk Check < if necessary include the /f and /r in the command line as per Option2
Run these in safe mode and the sfc often best run for two to three runs - you can leave out the /r switch if you think it not necessary.

Edit Forgot try updating the NVidia driver too

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I have a Lenovo B 570. Recently I have been facing this problem where I am unable to increase or decrease my Laptop Screen's Brightness using either the Function Key Combination or the Power Options (The brightness adjustment slider is not there anymore). I have tried re-installing all the drivers. Upgrading BIOS version also didnt work. Only a reboot helps. Its really annoying.

Answer:Lenovo B570 Windows 7 Ultimate Brightness Control Not Working

Hi
 
Welcome To Lenovo Community
 
 Please try uninstalling Lenovo Energy Management drivers  ,
 
Restart the system; download the latest Lenovo Energy Management from below link
 
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/research/hints-or-tips/detail.page?DocID=HT073117
 
Install the latest version and restart the system for changes to take effect.
 
 
 
Hope This Helps
Cheers!!!
 
 
 
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hey guysi'm forced to install windows 7 on my dear lenovo ideapad 500 15isk because of some business softwares i'm using, and i cant upgrade it to win8 or 8.1 or 10, and the problem is that brightness key on keyboard not working(take no action with display brightness)all requaired drivers are installed and also i did below solutions:1) install brightness default registery key from support lenovo website2)upgrade its intel vga driver to latest version 21.20.16.4550i'm so glad to someone helps me in this extremely annoying issue 

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I have read similar posts here. I tried most of the solutions posted; I have Intel and Nvidia display drivers. i tried to roll back to previous versions of both, I disabled the adaptive brightness function also however brightness function wont work. When on battery the brightness bar remains stuck, when plugged in the brightness bars mooves to only two levels however brightness is not affected by it. Kindly help

Answer:Brightness function not working Lenovo Idepad z510 in Windows 8

Hi RK047,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
I?m sorry to hear that the Brightness feature is not working as expected in your Z510 Laptop. Hence, I would suggest un-install the display driver and also the LEM (Lenovo Energy Management) installed in your computer and the install them all again in administrator mode. While installing the driver right click on the downloaded file and select ?Run as administrator? option to get it installed without any error. Below is the link to download the same:
 

Drivers and software - IdeaPad Z510

Do post us back if the issue persists.
 
Best Regards
Shiva Kumar





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Hey guys. So i have an Asus ROG G751JY laptop. So when i put it to sleep or hibernate, the screen brightness controls (Fn+F5 and F6) dont work. The animation pops up on the screen but it doesnt do anything. Hibernation doesnt resume etheir but thats for another thread. Any ideas here?

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Hi, i recently updated to Windows 10 and immediately noticed that the brightness of my laptop could not be adjusted. i had a similar problem when updating to Windows 8.1 but managed to solve it by downloading video drivers from the following link:  http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS031547  I tried the same method to solve my current problem but it only works temporarily, as the next time i turn my laptop on, i have the same problem. Is anyone experiencing the same problem and has anyone found a permanent fix, because it's getting quite annoying. Thank you.

Answer:Lenovo Z500 touch brightness adjustment not working after Windows 10 update

Hi Ykailos,
 
Welcome to the Forums  
 
As per the query we understood that you are facing issue with brightness adjustment not working in your Lenovo Z500 laptop.
 
As you have updated to windows 10, there is a dedicated board for windows 10 hence request  you to refer the same. Below is the link for the windows 10 board.
 
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Windows-10/bd-p/EN-win10
 
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 I am having a ton of issues with the on screen brightness display and the brightness controls in general on my windows 7 e545.  The problem seems to happen anytime I open the computer up from sleep mode.  In order to regain brightness control I have to reboot the machine.  I have done a lot of google searching and have updated the bios and hotkey drivers that everyone recommends but this has not helped.  Anyone have any idea? I am still within my 30 day window and am seriously considering sending it back. 

Answer:E545 windows 7 on screen brightness controls and brightness in general do not work...

Anyone?

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Hello there, I need help please! I can't fix the screen brightness. It appears to be stuck on full brightness which draws my battery life quickly and hurts my eyes during nights. The brightness button in the action center is missing, there is no brightness slide bar in the display setting nor in control panel, and brightness fn buttons in the keyboard are not working as well. When I click on the battery icon, there is a brightness button next to the battery saver button but also not working (not even clickable).I searched online and I tried:- updating/reinstalling/rolling back display drivers- resetting pc (reinstalling windows)- many other little repairs College is starting soon and I really need my battery life and I will be studying on my laptop in late hours so this brightness issue is a big trouble for me    


























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Answer:Yoga 2 13 Windows 10 Can't adjust brightness (Missing all brightness controls)

Hi No_one,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Forums.
 
As i understand that you are unable to change the brightness on your Lenovo yoga 2 13, i would suggest you to go to the device managerā click on monitor  right click on the PnP monitor and see if it?s enabled.
 Hope the above information helps and please let us know how you go about.
 
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 
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I plug in a 3.0 flash drive in a 3.0 port on my x230 and I get a baloon message in the system tray saying the device would perform faster if I plug it in a USB 3.0 port.I run a benchmark and I get 42 MB/s when the drive specs say it should do about 83 MB/s.Any thoughts on what might be happening?thanks













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Answer:USB 3.0 not working on my x230

hi. just to be sure... you're plugging the usb3 device into the blue usb port, correct? cheers.

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So the volume up and down buttons, mute work just fine, onscreen display shows up, works fine.  However Fn+F4 (sleep), Fn+F5 (radios), Fn+F6 (camera mic), Fn+Home (brightness up), Fn+End (brightness down) dont work at all.  However other ones work like I mentioned, Fn+PgUp (LED light) works fine.  So I know Fn key works.  But the Hotkey software dont seem to work entirely. However I found out by going to the "C:\Program Files\Lenovo\HOTKEY" directory and launching the TpFnF5.exe I can get it to launch the onscreen display for Radios and be able to turn on/off the bluetooth.  But still dont understand why the direct pressing of Fn+F5 and other keys mentioned above dont work. What is wrong?  The Hotkey 3.40.0000 was reinstalled at least 5 different times.  Im running Windows 7 Enterprise (Professional basically) x64 with SP1.  HelpDixit

Answer:T420 hotkey for brightness and bluetooth not working (partially working)

Try uninstalling the Lenovo System Interface driver and reinstalling it. Also make sure you're on the latest Power Management driver (v1.62).

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Hi, I just purchased a new 6-cell battery (44+) for my X230. When I install it and restart, I get the message "The battery installed is not supported by this system and will not charge." After starting Windows I can see that the battery is in fact not charging.  I tried to make sure to buy a 44+ battery that I was told was compatible with the X230. Any ideas what went wrong here? Thanks,Will













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Answer:44+ battery not working with X230

Good day and welcome to the community.
 
If I might ask, did you get the battery from Lenovo or from a 3rd-party seller claiming "44+ compatible"? Also, if you see it printed, what is the P/N on the battery? There are usually two, prefaced with: FRU P/N and ASM P/N.
 
Regards.

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Hi there, I've just purchased a X230 from a friend. I had not noticed the moment I took it, but the wifi LED is not working on my laptop.The wifi is working well but not the led. My X230 is working under Debian/GNU Linux, but it does not work with Windows too. I have tried to install a WWAN module from a X220 and got the Unauthorized network card error. Maybe something went wrong at that moment I don't know. I have just updated the BIOS to the 2.62 version but no change. Any idea ?

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X230 2306CTO Windows 10 Pro 64-bit The microphone was working fine after Windows 10 upgrade.  No new updates I am aware of were installed (unless forced by lenovo or microsoft without notification).  Suddenly today the built-in microphone is not detected.  Yes it is enabled in BIOS.  I uninstalled all Realtek and Dolby software and reinstalled latest Realtek High Definition Audio Driver ver. 6.0.1.7040 from lenovo support.  Clean install with 2 reboots.  Yet when I check Control Panel\Hardware and Sound\Sound there is no recording device shown.  Right-click options to show both disabled and disconnected devices are checked.  No items appear at all.  Playback devices shows only "Speaker/HP" with "Realtek Hiogh Definition Audio default driver".     If I try to open "Dobly Digital Plus" I get this error showing audio driver 7.3.2.2 is installed by application expects verison 7.6.3.1.  





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Answer:X230 Microphone not working

HiCould you boot up laptop from the Linux LiveUSB/CD? There is a chance to reset audio chip within that OS from. As an example of such issue and troubleshooting:https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/Lenovo-X220-Conexant-20672-SmartAudio-NO-SOUN...Also, try to reset BIOS/EC, it'll remove electric voltage from the laptop parts, chips: unplug the battery and charger, press the power button and hold it during 20...30 seconds. Then enter BIOS Setup, load default settings and change the ones you need.

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Hi all, I have a new thinkpad X230. Today morning when i started to use the machine, I can find that some keys like "s,g,c,n...." are not responding. I have updated all the drivers. External keyboard works fine. Could this be a hardware issue? Can someone guide? I am not a technical person. Any help would be appreciated. 

Answer:some keys not working X230

Hi,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m really sorry to hear that some keys are not working in your Lenovo ThinkPad X230.
 
Make sure that the keyboard is free of dust or dirt. Turn the keyboard upside down to allow for any foreign matter to fall out.
 
Since the issue is only with certain keys, that particular keys would be damaged.
 
I would strongly suggest you to contact our technical support for assistance.
 
Click here to open a link where you can select the country and get the exact contact support number. I?m sure they will be a great help.
 
Best Regards,
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So the past couple of days I have noticed that the touch screen on my laptop hasn't been working like it use to. I'll be writing notes or homework in tablet mode or I'll be swiping in normal mode and about half of my writing, taps or swipes won't be recognized. It's really frustrating especially since it causes me to miss some notes in class. I have tried restarting it and that hasn't helped. I did factory reset it a few weeks ago, but I made sure to fix all my settings and calibrate everything after I did that. The touch screen was also working perfectly fine just last week. It just started happening after booting up one day. Does anyone know what I could do to fix this? I would send it in, but my warranty expired a few months ago.

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













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Answer:Lenovo X230 non-working webcam

HiInstall Lenovo Communications Utility.

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I never do these, but after extensive searching and trouble shooting without results, here I am.I have a Lenovo x230 laptop (2306cto model number) . The keyboard on it was having buttons stop working after extensive use, so I purchased a replacement keyboard for it (model CS12-84US). The keyboard is identical the previous one, including backlight functionality, and trackpoint. I swapped the keyboards, and all of the buttons started working again perfectly, except for the trackpoint mouse (little red button thing), the trackpoint mouse buttons, and also the backlight function for the keyboard (the Fn + Space only turns on the overhead light seated next to the webcam). I tried reseating it a few times, I checked all of the ribbons to ensure that there are no rips/tears, etc. I checked drivers again and again. The trackpoint section under the UltraNav Mouse settings is greyed out and inaccessible. I can't figure out what's wrong. This is a brand new keyboard. Help appreciated! System Details As follows:Spoiler (Highlight to read)Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3230M CPU @ 2.60GHzManufacturer IntelSpeed 2.6 GHzNumber of Cores 4CPU ID BFEBFBFF000306A9Family 06Model 3AStepping 9Revision 1BVideo Card Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000Manufacturer IntelChipset Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000Dedicated Memory 64 MBTotal Memory 1.7 GBPixel Shader Version 5.0Vertex Shader Version 5.0Hardware T & L YesVendor ID 8086Device ID 0166Plug and Play ID VEN_8086&DEV_0166&SUBSYS_21... Read more

Answer:x230 Backlight and Trackpoint not working

Any ideas?

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Hi all,the camera indicator is not working. When I turn on the settings, I can see the camera itself is working fine, but the light is not on.I received this machine yesterday. I guess I'm just bad luck and got a defective one. Although not a big issue, kinda annoying.Any other suggestions?

Answer:New x230 camera light not working

I checked out the User Guide for the X230. There does not seem to be an on/off indicator light for the Camera. On page 8 and 9 it states that there are indicator lights for the following:
 
Front: Wireless LAN/WAN/WiMAX/Bluetooth status indicator, Device access status indicator, Power on status indicator
Back: Power jack and Fan louvers
 
However on page 6 I found that some models have a ThinkLight Light that is located next to the camera.
 
The ThinkLight light enables you to use your computer when the lighting condition is not ideal. To turn on the ThinkLight light, press the Fn key and the space key together. To turn it off, press the combination again.
 
I would also suggest checking to make sure the most updated Camera drivers are installed on your new X230.
 
This is the link for all of your X230 Camera Drivers. You can find all of the X230 driver matrix here.
From the drivers link you can also subscribe to receive updates as new Drivers become available.
 
I hope this information was helpful, please feel free to let me know if you have any other questions.





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Hello,  my new x230 is very nice but everytime it comes out of a sleep session, I need to manually turn off and on again the wifi (fn + f5, off, on), because it won't connect to any wifi network. needless to say, this is very annoying  how do i solve it? 1. yes I've checked all power options, they are fine2. yes, the properties of the wifi adapter are ok, no power saving enabled













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Answer:x230, wifi not working after sleep.

Any chance you have Access Connections v.5.97? If yes, downgrade that to v.5.93 or upgrade to v.5.98.

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Hi everybody, after using Win7 2 Month now i decided to switch to Win8. Everthing installed nice, after all Windows updates, i installed Solution Center and System Update. So after all updates were made, i cannot use "Fn+F6" any more. It says something like: "Lenovo settings" are not installed.When i take Skype or the Camera App the green light of the Camera turns on, but the only thing i see a crossed camera symbol.After searching the Forum i think it has something to do with the privacy settings, but how to change this? The Camera shows in the DeviceManager as correctly installed and working, so there may be a seetings page, wich i can only access when installing special "Lenovo settings"? Any Idea why the Fn+F6 Key does not work? Thanks a lot,best regardsChristian





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Answer:X230 Win8 - Camera not working

Can no one help me?It's a disaster... It seems that the camera is able to work correctly, but i need to change some settings.Can anyone may give me a tip what to install to get the Fn+F6 key working? thanks a lot,best regards,Christian





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Hi, I like to hook up my Thinkpad to power at the office, close the lid and use external display, keyboard, mouse. This was no problem on my X61, but my brand-new X230 canīt do this right. At first, every time I set the AC power setting for "Events" "Lid closed" to "Do nothing", when I applied, closed and reopened the power settings they were back to "Sleep" by magic. I then created a new power scheme, and now it sticks, so when I check the settings for AC power, the "Lid closed" setting remains "Do nothing". But when I close the lid, the computer goes to sleep. Every time. The settings say "do nothing", but it goes to sleep. Lenovo, this is not working. Please fix. Now.

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I own a ThinkPad X230. I have windows 8.1 (64bits) , bios version 2.64.When I insert a SD card in the slot, nothing happens, my computer doesn't detect it. I've already checked, and the SD Card Slot is enabled in the Bios settings. When I download the Ricoh driver from the Lenovo support page for my computer, and installed it properly, it won't make any difference. The device doesn't appear in the IDE ATA/ATAPI folder in Device Manager. I need a solution

Answer:X230 SD Card Reader not working

Hi Miguelmzbi,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
Uninstall the RICHO from Control panel ? Program & feature option and then reboot the system, after that go to BIOS set the BIOS to factory default by pressing F9 key & F10 to save and exit.
 
Hope this helps.
 
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar





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I just got a new X230 and the integrated camera worked just fine for a few days. Now I can see only a big camera symbol that is crossed off in all applications (skype, google plus, microsoft camera). The green light for camera comes on and the camera driver shows that everything is fine. What went wrong? How can I fix it?













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Answer:X230 - camera stopped working

Solved it myself. Quite frustrating experience for a few hours. Apparently, I clicked on the privacy settings for the camera yesterday and I forgot about it. On my laptop it is Fn+F6. Pretty weird that I could not find this menu in any other place in the settings.

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I recently purchased a X230 type 3434-CTO Tablet (the one with gorilla glass). The first night I had it it worked great and I was incredibly happy with my purchase. At the end of the night I began installing an update for windows and let it run overnight. The next day I encountered severe problems with the touch screen. Pen input will not function at all in tablet mode and intermitently in laptop mode. I began with restoring windows to before I updated, then reinstalled windows and all drivers ect. Nothing has worked so far. I brought it to the IT department at my school and they tried using older drivers ect, nothing has worked so far. I am increidbly frustrated, has anyone else encountered this  or a similar issue? Thank you for your time and thought

Answer:X230 Tablet input not working

welcome to the community. sorry you're having troubles.have you tried to recover the system to factory-delivered state via the on-disk recovery process? or did you make the factory recovery dvd set, which you could use with an external dvd drive? please post back more specifics about what condition your machine is in. ie, data and docs backed up, ready to have a new or factory install done, etc.

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I have a Thinkpad X230 Tablet.  The trackpoint and touchpad have stopped working.  This just happened today, after about six months of use.  When I boot the machine, I can move the mouse cursor for a few seconds, but then it stops.  I don't see any error messages.  The Ultranav panel in the mouse control panel applet shows the controls for both trackpoint and touchpad greyed out--they can't be clicked on, and the "enabled" boxes are not checked.  The device manager says that the device is working.  If I try to update the driver, I'm told it is up to date.  If I uninstall the driver and reboot, the trackball and touchpad work, but they seem to be using generic drivers--the ultranav panel does not show in the mouse applet.  I'm told to reboot to complete installation.  However, if I do that, I'm back to square one, with the ultranav not working.  I checked the boot configuration, and it shows both the trackpoint and touchpad as enabled.

Answer:X230 Tablet Ultranav Not Working

DAVANDEN wrote:I have a Thinkpad X230 Tablet.  The trackpoint and touchpad have stopped working.  This just happened today, after about six months of use.  When I boot the machine, I can move the mouse cursor for a few seconds, but then it stops.  I don't see any error messages.  The Ultranav panel in the mouse control panel applet shows the controls for both trackpoint and touchpad greyed out--they can't be clicked on, and the "enabled" boxes are not checked.  The device manager says that the device is working.  If I try to update the driver, I'm told it is up to date.  If I uninstall the driver and reboot, the trackball and touchpad work, but they seem to be using generic drivers--the ultranav panel does not show in the mouse applet.  I'm told to reboot to complete installation.  However, if I do that, I'm back to square one, with the ultranav not working.  I checked the boot configuration, and it shows both the trackpoint and touchpad as enabled.Well , as a last resort you could either do a full reinstall or do a factory restore. If that doesn't work then I would assume it's a hardware problem.

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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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Whenever I try to shut down my computer, it won't. It doesn't matter if I do it via the Start Menu, Task Manager, or by pressing (not holding!) the button on the front of my computer case (which is set to shut the comp down through the OS).

Thanks to Task Manager, I can tell that there is a tiny processor hit when I do it - 1-2% - but nothing beyond that. It doesn't even matter when I close all TSR programs, it still won't shut down or restart. It doesn't even leave the desktop! It's like I never even told it to shut down or restart. Very strange.

Also strange is that my sound card - integrated sound - has, twice in the past two days - cut out. The first time, it came back by itself. The second time, I had to open the utility provided with the motherboard to tell it that speakers were connected. (AC97 chipset)

I haven't changed any hardware in months, and I haven't changed any drivers since a few weeks before these problems appeared. In all, the powering down problem has bugged me for a week, perhaps two. BTW, Hibernaton is disabled, and I've set it so that the only thing that even goes into standby is the monitor. Here's my system specs:

FoxConn motherboard
AMD Sempron 2300+, 1.58 GHz
512 MB RAM
DVD drive (no write)
Floppy drive
Sapphire ATI Radeon 9250, running Catalyst 5.3
120 GB HDD
20 GB HDD
Antec TruPower 350 watt PSU
Windows XP Home SP2

Answer:Windows=beast that never sleeps. D=

Have you tried opening the CMD shell and typing "killall"?

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I install the latest hotkey feature 8.79.10 http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-x-series-tablet-laptops/think... after that, all fn+ function and the volume button worksbut the thinkvantage key (AKA the old blue button) not working anymore, not assign toC:\Program Files\Lenovo\dxpstarter.exe please help me, how to solve the problem

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I installed a MyDigitalSSD 256GB Smart Series SATA III but I only seem to be getting SATA 2 speeds.Lenovo sales rep said that the x230 is SATA 3 for the mSATA slot, and CrystalDiskInfo seems to confirm this as it reports Transfer Mode as SATA/600, though HD Tune reports it as SATA 2. Here are the results I get:Link to image 1
 
while benchmarks from reviews look like this:
 
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I checked that the BIOS is set to AHCI.
 
Any other ideas what might be happening?
 
thanks
 
Vicentiu
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Answer:x230 mSATA working at SATA 2 speeds

The mSATA slot is SATA2.

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Hi! I need some help on activating the function key combinations on my newly bought X230. It came with a Windows 7 Home Premium. I upgraded it to Windows 7 Ultimate (I actually selected "customized", meaning wiped the original OS completely before installing the new OS) taking advantage of what is provided by the university IT. After that, the laptop on the whole works great, but I noticed some of the function key combinations are not working:Fn+F4 (Into sleep mode): workingAll else (Fn+F3, F5, F6, F7, F8, F9, ...) not working!! I did a little research and downloaded the Power Manager, but it didn't help. BESIDES, there is no CapsLock indicator... How should I do about this? Thank you so much!!! /Lynn

Answer:Some Function Key Combinations not Working After Upgrading the OS (x230)

Install the hotkeys driver and see how that goes.





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I've been trying to use the built in microphone but it doesn't seem to work. If someone knows how to fix this please let me know.

Answer:Thinkpad x230 internal Microphone not working

Hi Yovanni, In Windows 7 you can check microphone status in Control Panel -> Hardware and Sound -> Sound -> Recording Please kindly reply result.Fred





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The optical drive in my ultrabase is not visible in BIOS or Windows.  It has worked fine in the past, although I do not use it very often.  BIOS boot menu is not showing the optical drive.  Pushing physical eject button on the drive does nothing.  It is as if the drive is not getting power.  I was able to fit the "slim" DVD multi drive in my T430 and it works fine.  So the issue is definitely in the ultrabase. Any thoughts on further diagnostics or power settings I have somehow missed or messed up causing the base to not see the DVD drive? Thank you.





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Hello the power manager guage is not working on my X230 running Windows 7. It is version 6.38 and it is constantly grey. When I try to uninstall it I get an error "There is a problem starting C:\Program The specified module could not be found"

Answer:X230 Power manager guage not working

Hey there 9800sean,
 
I'm thinking it's uninstaller can't find the path for the files.  Doing some digging, it has been said that this can happen if the progam's uninstaller is located in Program files, but the installer fails to put quotation marks around the path when storing the location in the registry. Currently I'm reaching out to a few other forum members to see what solution may best fit your scenario, as it may need a registry edit. Of course proceeding with anything of that nature, I urge caution. Complete and back ups, system restore points, etc. That you can.
 
Although not ideal, poking around on the internet I've seen a few people had success in installing the program again(over the old) and then doing an uninstall.
 
 





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I have a new X230 Tablet (model 3437 A99) running Windows 7 Enterprise. Whenever I press Fn+Spacebar I get an icon with a line through it. I verified that this is enabled in the BIOS. Which particular driver is needed to enable this? Is there a setting in Windows 7 that I'm missing?

Answer:X230 Tablet - Keyboard backlight not working

Not all X230t-s keyboards are made with lights. Search the forum, it was sufficently discussed before.





X230T / i5/ 240GB SSD/ 16GB RAM/ WIN8.1 PRO

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One year ago, my keyboard was replaced. 6 days ago my warranty expired and now my backlight of the keyboard is not working anymore. Yesterday I was trying the steps from the first comment:https://de.ifixit.com/Answers/View/282684/No+backlight+in+keyboard+after+upgrading+to+windows+10 and it worked for some time untill now.  Does anybody know what I could do?   

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I can't tell if it's because I did something with "tapping" (I thought I'd turned all that junk off) or accidentally hit the middle top button (what is that for anyway?) but it just stops working, I've learned to close the lid and open it again and the left-click is live again (the right-click doesn't have this problem). Think I have the latest drivers, I've messed around with several different downloads to try to get this thing to work better, it's a total POS I would return the whole thing because of it but it's past 21 days and I'm not sure what machine I would get to replace it.

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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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At random times, the audio from my headphones stops working. The computer volume is up, the master volume is up, and in control panel under sound it says that the headphones are working fine. But I cannot hear any sound through any program--music, internet, etc. The sound from the speakers works fine. I tried restarting the computer and it still didn't work.

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I have set everything I can think of to never and after 1 minute windows will go to sleep and then I have to login from the lockscreen again.
any ideas

Answer:Windows 10 - Computer sleeps when everything says not to sleep, why?

I don't know about sleep bug like that but if you ever want to disable log in just search netplwiz and uncheck the checkbox that stating you'll need a password to log on

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Hello. New computer running Windows 7. When I step away from the computer for too long it goes into sleep mode. I have to reenter the password and reconnect to my home wifi. Is there any way to prevent it from disconnecting to the internet when it goes into sleep mode?
 
Thanks.

Answer:Windows 7 Drops Internet when it sleeps

That's probably a power-saving option that's been enabled. Try disabling it:
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-hardware/wireless-devise-disconnects-every-time-computer/2d4bd3af-ef13-4d2c-97e8-7e80080d8816

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I have just upgraded from windows 7 to 8. as we knw there is no hibernation option in windows 8. but tonight i left laptop on and fall sleep when i waked up ,no indicator was blinking (as happens in sleep mode) but when I powered on it resumed the runing program.so my question is how did it hibernate.?does win 8 hibernate when inactive for long although it has no hibernet option? please

Answer:windows 8 sleeps or hibernate!!confused

There exist options for sleep, hybrid sleep and hibernation in the advanced power plan options...

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I have a Toshiba Satellite P855 laptop. The last few week my computer has started crashing every time it would hibernate, I turned off hibernation and set it to sleep mode. That seemed to fix the problem but now every time its goes to sleep for more 3 to 5 min it wont wake back up and I have to press the power button to start it up and then I get the message that "Windows did not shut down successfully". 
 
sure could use some help to figure out what's going on.
 
Thanks,
Natasha

Answer:Windows 7 Laptop crashes when it sleeps for more than 3-5 min

Bumping this up!  Could still use some help

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Ever since i downloaded windows 10 my lenovo idea pad will go to sleep after only 3 minutes of inactivity. Iv'e gone into the setting and changed it to what I want but no matter what I do it it stays the same. It's extremely frustrating could anyone please help.

Answer:Windows 10 sleeps after 3 minutes, no matter what.

Probably related to settings prior to upgrade. Do you recall the settings on your previous system? I have a similar problem with one laptop in relation to telling it never to ask for a password after it sleeps and every time it sleeps it wants a password! I will eventually check registry and see what's up!

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Ever since i downloaded windows 10 my lenovo idea pad will go to sleep after only 3 minutes of inactivity. Iv'e gone into the setting and changed it to what I want but no matter what I do it it stays the same. It's extremely frustrating could anyone please help.

Answer:Windows 10 sleeps after 3 minutes, no matter what.

Probably related to settings prior to upgrade. Do you recall the settings on your previous system? I have a similar problem with one laptop in relation to telling it never to ask for a password after it sleeps and every time it sleeps it wants a password! I will eventually check registry and see what's up!

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I switched the display and computer to never in power options but it keeps getting into sleep mode when I don't touch it.
 

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How's it goin,
I seem to have a problem with games that i put on my laptop (Acer Aspire 3680, 64mb graphics card). They all install correctly but when I play 'Lord of the Rings-BFME II' it loads the black screen then comes up with a blue background and all these error messages and shuts the computer down. I also have 'Worms-World Party' demo which loads black screen thens returns to desktop and error message 'worms world party has been stopped, sending error report', even tho my 'dawn of war-wa 'demo works fine. I have re-installed both games plus running them both as administrator, can't seem to figure it out, all programs work perfectly on my laptop it's just games that are a hassle. Anyone have a solution??

Answer:Couple of games aren't working..

Did you install the DirectX stand alone setup from Microsoft? Many games will not work without it. The DirectX setup was needed for me after new Vista x64 install even though running dxdiag said my DX10 was working.

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I downloaded alot of games cause im going to duluth and none of then work on my window 10.I didnt restart or update anything.Why is it not working i have Wifi????

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Well I have been all over the net trying to find fixes for my problems, however none of the puzzle pieces I am finding seem to fit my problem exactly. So, here goes!
After running microsoft antispyware it has recognized two areas that says it deletes, however they are still there and I continue to get problems. One is surfsidekick and the other is VirtuMondo.C. I don't know if this is associated with the other ones or not, but I also get the winfix popup on a daily basis. Here is a copy of my hijack this report.
BTW, any way there is a way to fix this outside of safe mode.... for some reason when I go into safe mode my screen remains black with the "safe mode" in white in the corners. Can't seem to get around this.... only way out is to control-alt-delete my way back to the profile screen. I am on XP currently. Thanks for any help you guys can give!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:59:13 AM, on 1/30/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\DefWatch.exe
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Answer:Solved: Couple of bugs working

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Hi, I have recently bought an X230 from the ever helpful Shyamtronics in London's Tottenham Court Road. I like it, broadly speaking. But I have noticed that compared to my old X201, the screen isn't so bright outdoors. I was surprised by this, as I'd assumed the screen would be as bright as the X201. So... should I upgrade to an IPS screen? Would that make a big difference to readability outdoors / in sunlight? And is it easy to upgrade? Also.... I liked the 'right click' and 'back and fwd for web pages' keys on the X201, which have gone from the X230. Is there any way these can be 'remapped' onto the X230? (I don't need the PrtSc key; would rather that was a 'right click' one.) Any thoughts on either of these points would be much appreciated! Many thanks.

Answer:X230: is IPS screen better for working outdoors? And can keys be remapped?

My X230 IPS reads fine outdoor under the sun as compared to the TN panel equipped one.

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I've just received my ThinkPad X230 (which is lovely!) and bought a SIM card from 3 to use with the Ericsson mobile broadband I specified with it. Lenovo Access Connections displays the 3 transmitter and tries to connect, but I haven't been able to get it to work at all. Any ideas? It starts by not being able to find the provider, but changing from 3 3G to 3 GPRS/EDGE/HSDPA/3G just results in a failed connection and the error log below. Any ideas? I don't know whether this is a problem with the hardware, SIM card or something else: onnection status: Not connectedCause: DHCP server not responding.Error code: 031Recommended action:The DHCP server on this network failed to respond to the request your system made for automatic IP address configuration. To force another request, click Repair. If the problem persists, contact your network administrator.If the problem persists, contact your network administrator and provide the troubleshooting information below.Adapter Details***************Adapter name H5321 gw Mobile Broadband DriverAdapter type WANAdapter speed 7.2 MbpsAdapter status EnabledConnection Status Not connectedInternet Settings*****************IE SettingsHome pageProxy settingsAutomatically detect settings? YesUse automatic configuration script? NoBypass proxy for local addresses? NoSystem Information******************System model 2320CTOBIOS version G2ET32WW (1.12 )Operating system version Windows 7, Service pack 1Access connections version 5.95Global Settings***... Read more

Answer:X230 Ericsson mobile broadband not working with 3 SIM card

Hi dtowsey,
 
First things first, have you updated your systems drivers and BIOS? I see there is a newer version of BIOS which can be downloaded independently here:  BIOS Update Utility for Windows 7 but if you haven't already, run TVT System Update to ensure all drivers are up to date. Once we are certain the ThinkPad has all the latest updates we can cross that off the list of potential reasons for your inability to connect to the network.
 
I hope this at least starts you off on the right track!
 
Ed





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