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Lenovo x230 missing bluetooth!

Question: Lenovo x230 missing bluetooth!

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

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Answer: Lenovo x230 missing bluetooth!

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

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













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Answer:Lenovo X230 + bluetooth + Windows 10 issues.

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

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Because much of Lenovo's site is unavailable I am unable go into the configurator or research part numbers to find out if I can buy a Lenovo bluetooth card for my six month old x230. I assume I can but don't know if my configuration has any bearing on which bluetooth card I should purchase (if there is more than one). Does someone have a direct link (that may or may not work right now) to the x230's available bluetooth options? Or even part numbers I can look up on Lenovo's site when they fix it? Thx.













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Answer:Add Bluetooth daughter card after purchase - x230? (Lenovo site down)

You should be able to plug in a BT daughter card:http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/guides-and-manuals/detail.page?DocID=UM014928Not sure what part number it is, though.

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

Answer:Missing driver Lenovo x230

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

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

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

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I was using my bluetooth mouse when it suddenly stopped. Digging into it, it looks like bluetooth is no longer working on my y410p laptop.  - I no longer have bluetooth options under All Settings > Devices (Windows 10)- Bluetooth no longer shows up in my device manager In my computer properties there's an Unknown USB Device that is listed as "Port_#0007_#Hub#0003". I'm guessing this is my bluetooth card, which is no longer working. Can comeone with a working Intel bluetooth module confirm?  The device events show a Device not started description "Device USB\VID_0000&PID_0002\... had a problem starting" My guess is that my bluetooth adapter is blown, but I'm hoping it's something that can be fixed through software.  Thanks.

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Hello,2 weeks ago i bought 2 Lenovo IdeaPad z510 and i have a problem: in the list of device (in Device Manager) i can't find the Bluetooth device... By technical specification (device list mentioned in all sellers-websites) Bluetooth connection's included. My S.O. is Windows 8.1 (it was already installed when i bought it). Please Help me because i need Bluetooth connection to work!! i already tried to download other drivers (http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/ds038011) but it seems there is no BT hardware... Thanks in advance...

Answer:Lenovo IdeaPad z510 bluetooth missing

before, i just wanted to make sure that you've purchased g500 with bluetooth hardware. some of the systems doesn't come with bluetooth installed therefor please check your receipt or the box if you have the hardware.also, there are couple of steps that you need to activate bluetooth on windows 8 and 8.1. i'm assuming you're using one of these version, can you please check the settings > change pc settings > bluetooth if it's on.

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There have been a few posts regarding T61p and other models with bluetooth compatibility problems. While I was tinkering, I went for the latest lenovo driver here: http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-67250.html No file is attached to the page. Anyone have any ideas as to the reason the file is missing? Anyone have the file?

Answer:Lenovo Bluetooth file missing on their site

Hi ndemarco, and welcome to the Lenovo User Community!
 
That looks like a web page error. I've had good success getting them fixed, often in less than 24 hours, by clicking on "Site Feedback" and reporting them.

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Hi,My bluettoth adapter went missing one day suddely. I checked in network connection and device manager but its not showing up anywhere. Went to lenovo website and installed drivers but still nothing is happening 

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Hi! I have a laptop Lenovo G585, working fine with windows 10 but i not found any bluetooth driver compatible with windows 10 on this model of laptop. I opened device manager but Blutooth missing. I tried to install W7/W8 bluetooth drivers but windows 10 doesnt accepted it. Please give me any original or generic bluetooth driver wich enable bluetooth on laptop. Thank you nice and i wait your solutions.













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Answer:Lenovo G585 bluetooth driver on windows 10 missing

Hi vladpaul , 
 
 
Greetings. 
 
The reason why we do not have the drivers for Windows 10 for this model is that G585 is not listed as fully compatible to Windows 10 . 
 
Windows 10 Upgrade Guide - IdeaPad and Lenovo Notebook

Particular configurations of a computer model may include hardware components not compatible with Windows 10. Therefore, its upgrade to Windows 10 is not recommended.
The following listed computer models include hardware components not fully compatible with Windows 10. Therefore, upgrading these models to Windows 10 is not recommended.

You can still try checking directly from the BT manufacturer if they have released any Win10 compatible thru the hardware ID or via microsoft updates . 
 
 
Regards

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Hi, so I own a Lenovo G500s and everythings working fine yet I have two problems: 1) When i open the device manager it shows me 5 bluetooth peripheral devices that have a missing or wrongfully installed driver.Detais of the first device :Device Type : Other devicesManufacturer : unknownLocation : Microsoft Bluetooth ListHardware IDs:  BTHENUM\{0000111f-0000-1000-8000-00805f9b34fb}_VID&0001000f_PID&0000                             BTHENUM\{0000111f-0000-1000-8000-00805f9b34fb}_LOCALMFG&0045So I tried reinstalling the driver recommended from lenovo http://mobilesupport.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/ds035488 but nothing changed. Where can I find the missing drivers? 2) The second problem is probably related to the first.Everytime I start the laptop I get a usb device sound right after the startup even though I don't have anything plugged into the usb ports. So I'm guessing it's trying to connect to the peripheral devices... Did anyone here have the same problem or can help me solve this? Thank you in advance! Kind regards Jens

Answer:Lenovo G500s Bluetooth Peripheral Device Drivers missing

hi Jens,
 
Welcome to the Lenovo Forums.
 
Regarding your concerns:
1. From this link  that hardware ID is pointing to a Bluetooth Hands-free Audio Gateway by Broadcom.
 
Since you already installed the Bluetooth driver, can you try one of the following:
a. Navigate to the C:\Drivers\Bluetooth\Broadcom and run the setup.exe file to re-install the Broadcom Bluetooth Driver
b. Follow this guide on how to manually install the BTHENUM device driver (point the driver to the  C:\Drivers\Bluetooth\Broadcom folder).
c. Install the WIDCOMM Bluetooth Software
 
2. If you have a bluetooth headset / speaker that was previously connected before, it's possible that these devices are automatically pairing themselves to the machine everytime you restart. Try to check if installing the Bluetooth driver in problem #1 resolves the issue.
 
 
Regards

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This summer Apple upgraded the iPhone software and from V3 they opened for teethering - that you can use your iPhone as a modem either by USB or Bluetooth connection. It works fine with the USB connection. As I try to pair it via Bluetooth, the pairing succeeds partly. The T61P provides the numeric connection code that I have entered into the iPhone and then T61P initiates a driver update but this update is not successful. I receive this error window:It is in Danish but it tells you that the installation of "Bluetooth Peripheral Device" was unseccessful. The other two were installed successfully. The I used my T61P product code 6460-D8G to search for an updated driver on the Lenovo support. I was happy finding "Bluetooth Enhanced Data Rate Software II" for Windows Vista at this address -> http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-70042 But if you go to the "Additional Information" you can see that "Support for the following systems has been dropped" and among others the T61P is listed - "For those models listed above, please use the old version" - and as I already use that version I get no help from Lenovo. My Vista system recognized my problem and suggests me to download an updated driver from here -> http://www.broadcom.com/support/license.php?file=SetupBtwDownloadSE.exe (the adapter is from Broadcom) but this driver will not be accepted by my system. I think it is astonishing and a pity to experience that a... Read more

Answer:T61P Bluetooth, iPhone - missing driver - Lenovo supports no more - please HELP me!

 Sorry to be a "me too" but I'm in the same boat, and want the notification if Lenovo fixes this problem...  

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I have an X230-2306 running Windows 7 Pro 64-bit.  Recently ran Thinkvantage System Update after not having run since I purchased - about 6 months.  Now, the Bluetooth Radio is not working... I get a device in Device Manager under Unkown Devices which is the Broadcom Bluetooth 4.0 (I can tell when I click properties).  I tried going to Lenovo support and getting the most up to date Bluetooth driver - but when I point to that location when doing "Update Driver" I get a message saying: "Windows found software driver for your device but encountered and error attempting to install it" and it shows "Thinkpad Bluetooth 4.0" and says "Driver is not intended for this platform". Any advice???

Answer:X230 Bluetooth Issue

Bluetooth may have been turned off during the update. Use the ThinkVantage tools and from memory it is in the Power Management section. Although I just checked in PM-v6.32 and **bleep** if I can find it now. Lenovo do not make life easy for a lot of stuff. Even a search within the ThinkVantage tool box forbluetoothwifi...returned no results. Sorry, not much help I know but it is not the Broadcom drivers at fault here, It will be the Lenovo control of the BT on/off state. p.s. The censoring **bleep** was to hide dam-n-ed. {sigh} How correct we must be.

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Hello, I keep getting a Bluetooth notification "starting bluetoothe device" many many times. Very anoying.





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I have a Lenovo X230 2324-3XU, and I cannot pair my bluetooth headphones to the computer. I can turn on the bluetooth with the Fn+F5 function, but the bluetooth icon doesn't appear in my icon tray, and I can't use the Add Device to discover the headset. Has anyone had this problem or know how to fix it?










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Answer:X230 Cannot connect bluetooth device

welcome to the community. if you have system update installed, has it offered you any updates lately?if you don't have system update installed, you can find it in the x230 driver matrix here:http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/research/hints-or-tips/detail.page?&DocID=HT073834the specific link to the win7 32/64bit version is:http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS012808you should also compare su to the matrix as su can sometimes lag behind the matrix in showing the most recent driver versions. hth.

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I recently came across a nice X230 which did not have the Bluetooth installed. I followed the instructions toinstall these drivers as given on a post in this forum.  The drivers are now shown on my C drive but nowhereelse.I am unable to pair with a set of headphones that have paired no problem with an android phone, win 10 lenovoand also a linux lenovo. The X230 runs win 7 pro. Any suggestions will be very much appreciated.Bobmac1.NB New member living in Scotland wishes a good new year to one and all.

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Just bought an X230, running Windows 7 64-bit. For some reason when I try to add a bluetooth device it is not discovering my Nokia BH-905i headset. I've updated all system drivers via system update.  The headset works fine with my previous Thinkpad X300, although I note that the bluetooth driver for that machine is a different version (6.2.1.3100) to the driver for the x230 (6.5.1.270). I've tried uninstalling and re-installing the x230 bluetooth driver. Also tried downgrading to the x300 driver but it wouldn't let me install that version. Also tried the suggestion in this thread http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/X-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/Cannot-connect-to-Sennheiser-MM-100-headphones... to use the xp driver but again it won't allow it to be installed. The Thinkpad x300 is discovered, so the bluetooth radio is definitely working. What else can I do to get the headset working?













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Answer:X230 cannot find bluetooth headset

Found the solution: reset the headset by pressing "multifunction + volume up". After about 10-15 seconds a green/orange light is followed by a fast flashing blue light, ready to pair with the x230.

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My bluetooth headphones (bluephonic) keep disconnecting. I've gone into the bluetooth settings and disabled the "shut off device to save power" setting and that doesn't help. They will play sounds for 5 or 10 minutes, and then disconnect every time. I have to go back into bluetooth devices to re-connect every time. This doesn't happen on my iPhone. All of my bluetooth drivers say they are up to date.  I'm on AC power, not battery. Windows 7X64. While on AC, I'm on high performance power mode. The bthserv service is running, the btwdins service is stopped. There aren't any other bluetooth services listed on the task manager.  Suggestions?

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Hi All, I know other people have posted similar issues but this one doens't match any other so I'll ask the community for help. I have an X230 running WinXP, and I cannot find a way to add a Bluetooth device to the computer. The latest bluetooth driver for XP is installed. The Bluetooth is enabled in the BIOS. The Bluetooth icon is in the systray. It is Red. All I can do is right click on it - it says "Bluetooth Device not found".In My Computer, the My Bluetooth places icon doesn't do anything when I click it other than create a shortcut on my Desktop. When I click the Desktop shortcut, it only runs a Bluetooth file transfer wizard sugessting Bluetooth is working. I cannot find an add device bluetooth wizard anywhere. Can anyone help? Thanks.













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Answer:X230 Cannot connect bluetooth device

Hi,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to hear that you are not able to use Bluetooth in your Lenovo ThinkPad X230.
 
Make sure that you have turned on the physical switch to turn on the Wireless connections.

Install hotkey drivers and turn on wireless connections using FN+F5.
 
Hope this helps!
 
Best regards,
Mithun.





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I'm running Windows 7 (64 bit) and have everything updated: drivers, BIOS, Thinkvantage.  The bluetooth is on.  All the boxes are checked that permits the bluetooth to be seen and active.  The only thing I can't be sure is updated is Broadcom driver because the update installer says it can't upgrade the software! I can pair to devices (Nexus 5 cell phone and Otis & Elanor speaker) and make changes to their settings in the bluetooth properties.  However, when I try to connect to them, I get window that says "configuring bluetooth services" that sits open for about 30 seconds before it says "error connecting to ___.  Please retry this operation". Does anyone have any suggestion for how I can get the bluetooth to function properly.  In other words, what am I missing?

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I have an x230 laptop with bluetooth. I have enabled the bluetooth radio and tried to add my bluetooth headphones. Everytime I go to add a bluetooth device, my headphones are not discovered. My bluetooth on my laptop has discovered other bluetooth devices, so I know it works. I have connected my bluetooth headphones to my iphone through bluetooth and that works. So I'm guessing there is some compatibility issue between the two. My friend tried using his windows phone to discover the headphones and that also did not work.













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Answer:Cannot connect to Sennheiser MM 100 headphones from bluetooth on x230

Hi, ajbrewer93
 
You may have a driver issue here, though it is certainly weird that Microsoft products aren't seeing the headphones. I would make sure that both your Bluetooth and BIOS are up to date before anything else. Also, if you can, try connecting the headphones to another computer and see if that works. You can find both of those drivers here. You can filter the search by operating system and device type to make searching faster.
 
Good luck, and let me know how it goes
Adam





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Does X230 support Bluetooth low energy (aka Bluetooth Smart or BLE)? Thanks!

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I recently had the X230 unit that I am using upgrade to Windows 10 from a fresh install (did not go through the Lenovo restore functionality). I have since noticed that I am no longer able to activate or detect the bluetooth adapter after the upgrade. I tried to download the drivers as well as the power management software for Windows 10 but still could not activate/detect it. Things that I noticed: There is no mention of a bluetooth device in Device Manager (neither as a bluetooth category nor as a network adapter.Performing Fn F5 does not work as all it does is switch the machine to Airplane mode. Pressing them again will take the machine out of Airplane mode. (I also installed the hotkey software).I used to be able to manage the wifi and bluetooth devices using the Lenovo wireless assistance back when I was still using Windows 7 so the hardware is "definitely" there. Thoughts? Thanks in advance for the help!













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Answer:X230 Bluetooth Adapter Not Detected In Windows 10

I have the same problems and also the USB driver could not detect. I connect my smart phone LUMIA 930 to my laptop ThinkPad X230 by USB connectivity for copying the data from my phone to may laptop.Can anyone help me to find out the exactly for these drivers. My laptop is Windows 10 just upgrade by notify from Microsoft, and I was updated sucessfull more than 2 weeks ago. For now could not connect any devices.  

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I have 6 month old x230 with windows 7, all updates already completed, windows and thinkpad updates.  The bluetooth logo exists on the bottom of screen but when I try to "add device" it doesn't recognize bluetooth devices.  have tried this with speakers from 3 different companies.  I have updated the bluetooth drivers, and windows and lenovo programs say "device is working properly".  Nothing wierd in device manager.  I have  microsoft bluetooth enumerator and thinkpad bluetooth 4.0.  One time for about 30 minutes it worked on a ECOXGEAR bluetooth speaker but then also stopped.

Answer:x230 with windows 7 won't connect to any bluetooth devices

Enable (temporary) settings in BT Control Panel -> Options tab -> Discovery -> To allow BT devices to find this computer.If laptop will find BT device and pair, connection will be established, its settings should be saved on laptop and device. Deselect check box.

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I am trying to decipher the internal bays and slots in an X230. Can I have the factory installed HDD, WLAN, and Bluetooth as well as add an mSATA drive and WWAN or am I restricted to adding an mSATA or WWAN??

Answer:WLAN, Bluetooth, HDD, mSATA SSD and WWAN in an X230?

mSATA or WWAN as they occupy the same slot.

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Even though I have set the mouse setting to not wake up the computer it still does so.  This is very annoying since the computer wakes up while it's in my bag and starts overheating. One solution would be to remove the bluetooth USB dongle every time but isn't there a way to turn this off? Here is the setting I changed. Not sure if that one applies to the bluetooth mouse but I could not find another one.  

Answer:How can I stop my bluetooth mouse from waking up my X230 while it's in my bag (overheating...)?

> Not sure if that one applies to the bluetooth mouse
Yes that should apply to Bluetooth.
 
Incidentally, all of my Bluetooth mice (Lenovo, Dell, Logitech) have power off switches on the bottom. If your mouse doesn't have such a switch I suppose you could remove the battery(s).

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

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

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My starting point:I have 6 month old x230 with windows 7, all windows and lenovo updates already completed.  The bluetooth logo exists on the bottom of screen but when I try to "add device" it doesn't recognize any bluetooth devices.  I've tried this with speakers from 3 different companies.  I have updated the bluetooth drivers, the windows and lenovo programs say "device is working properly".  Nothing wierd in device manager.  I have  microsoft bluetooth enumerator and thinkpad bluetooth 4.0.  One time for about 30 minutes it worked on a ECOXGEAR bluetooth speaker but then also stopped. Since then:I enabled settings in BT control panel, BT is enabled in BIOS, BT wireless on, have tried to rollback driver to previous versions of BT but not possible, devices still do not show up in Add new device window.  Latest update:I have uninstalled the lenovo bluetooth software following a suggestion and now my laptop no longer has bluetooth capacity at all - it seems when uninstallig the lenovo bluetooth sw the microsoft sw uninstalls as well.  













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Answer:x230 with windows 7 still won't connect to any bluetooth devices after many attempted solutions

Seems BT audio profiles your speakers need are absent in the sw installed on the laptop. Try BlueSoleli or Toshiba BT drivers, both of them might have needed audio profiles. Toshiba stack seems a bit better quality but needs some tweaks for installation.

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I am trying to use the bluetooth in my X230 to pair my laptop with my cell phone. I want to be able to use my cell phone as a personal hotspot, in case I am in an area with no secure wi-fi. I would have thought that this would be standard feature in a laptop that is touted as a business device, but apparently this is not the case. I installed both the bluetooth driver and the latest system update, as suggested by Sarbin... http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/research/hints-or-tips/detail.page?&DocID=HT073834andhttp://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS012808 ... but it is still not working for me. I am now able to connect my cell phone to my X230, but instead of enabling me to access the internet via bluetooth, a dialogue box appears enabling me to play songs that are on my cell phone using the laptop speakers. I am disappointed that the bluetooth driver did not come pre-installed on the x230, and I am disappointed that I am not able to use my cell phone as a personal hotspot for my x230.  













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Answer:X230 bluetooth does not work - unable to use cell phone as personal hotspot

I can't help you with the Bluetooth, but an alternative solution would be to set up your celllphone as a WiFi hotspot. Then your X230 can access this hotspot like any other and use your cellphone's data connection to get out to the Internet.
 
On Android phones look in Settings, Wireless & Networks, More...,Tethering & portable hotspot. You can set up the hotspot to require WPA2 authentication. You can also download widgets that toggle this feature on/off with a single tap.
 
Does your cellphone have something similar? 

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Dear Lenovo community, I am the lucky owner of a Lenovo X230 which comes with the almighty Windows 7 and have been through a vast majority of this forum without finding any answer. Whereas my HTC smartphone works perfectly with my Philips Soundbar via Bluetooth, I am less satisfied with the quality of the Bluetooth signal provided by my laptop. The Bluetooth is correctly activated, the soundbar is recognized, I updated my laptop with the latest driver available on the Lenovo website (ThinkPad Bluetooth with Enhanced Data Rate Software for Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) Version : 6.5.1.3800 released on March, 25th 2013), but the sound is regularly ?cut? whether I play a MP3, video file, webradio, etc. Do you have any leads on this matter? Many thanks in advance, Didier

Answer:Bluetooth issues on X230/Win7 - activated and soundbar recognized but unsatisfying "signal"

I have the exact same issue with my Bluetooth Portable Speaker. It works like a charm with my phone. No lag, no clicks, no disconnection. But with my X230 running Windows 7 I experience delay in audio as soon as I move the laptop more than 5 feet away from the speaker. Then sometimes even if I move nothing the audio just stops to work and I need to unpair and re-pair the device. Sometimes I even need to restart Windows to get it to work again.  Were you able to find a solution for this?

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I bought this computer about a year and a half ago. Specs are as follows

Asus M51BC

Windows 8 (upgraded to 8.1)

8 GB RAM

AMD FX 8300 processor

GTX 650 (upgraded to GTX 760)

1 TB HDD (added 128 GB SSD and 256 SSD)

I upgraded to Windows 8.1 as soon as I turned it on so I didn't get a chance to see if bluetooth was working with Windows 8. I tried to pair my phone but it didn't work. I looked all over the internet but nothing worked. One thing I did notice was that Windows 8.1 had quite a few problems with bluetooth. So after a week of trying to get it to work I gave up. Just got a Razor Orochi which is a bluetooth mouse so I started looking around for answers again. Tried MANY new things but still no answers so I went and bought a StarTech USB to Bluetooth version 4.0 adapter - 10m class 2. Broadcom makes this and tried theirs and StarTech's drivers. Both don't make a difference even after uninstalling/re-installing, and disabling/enabling. I've also tried creating a different user, re-installing from the recovery drive and a clean install, and way too many other things to list here. If anybody has any advice or tips other than "did you try un plugging it?" I'd be really grateful!!!!
 

Answer:Bluetooth toggle missing, onboard AND aftermarket bluetooth not working!!!!!

Hey thanks for the reply but I ended up solving it. Ya I had razor synapse installed and there was fully charged batteries in the mouse. I did yet another clean install but this time I completely deleted the system (efi) recovery partition. I had deleted the factory reset partitions when I switched to the ssd but was nervous about deleting that one. That's the only new thing that I hadn't tried on my many attempts to get Bluetooth to work. Hope this helps someone because in all of my research I never came across an answer that worked for me
 

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

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

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

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Question: New Lenovo X230

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













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Answer:New Lenovo X230

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

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

Answer:Lenovo GPS on X230 with Win 8.1?

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





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Because we've had the machine for 2 years, it's very difficult to find any information on this. Any help would be greatly appreciated: I confirmed that we purchased a Lenovo ThinkPad EDGE 0301CTO with bluetooth -- but until now, we have not ever tried to use it. [We're running Windows 7 [64-bit] on it.] There is no Bluetooth Control Panel with which to add a device [in our case, a bluetooth mouse]. The only information I can find lists using the Fn+F5 key to access a window to enable it [yet, this was for a different model]. Using these keys doesn't bring up any such window. I would suppose adding a bluetooth mouse would be much less of an ordeal than this is becoming. I must be missing something. Thanks in advance for any assistance.

Answer:Lenovo ThinkPad EDGE 0301CTO - Enabling Bluetooth and Adding Bluetooth Devices

Hi, musesupport
 
If you enter the BIOS of your machine by tapping Enter at the splash screen (screen that says Lenovo while starting up), there should be a tab called Security. Open this tab and then select I/O Port Access. Is there a Bluetooth setting in this list? If so, is it set to Enabled?
 
If the Bluetooth is set to Enabled, then I would recommend making sure all the drivers (Bluetooth, BIOS, and chipset, in particular) are up to date. All drivers for your machine can be found here.
 
Good luck, and let me know how it goes
Adam





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Fn F5 shows airplane mode and 802.11 Wireless Radio. I tried to install Lenovo enhanced bluetooth driver and also drievr for the mouse - but theire is no bluetooth icn in the notification area and unable to pair device. Could you please advise what to do. Thank you very much!Philip

Answer:T61p - bluetooth icon not hsowing and Lenovo bluetooth laser mouse jl0608 not working

Do you see any devices with a yellow question mark under the Device Manager?

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Hello and, as always, thanks in advance for any help.  I've had a ThinkPad T430 23445GU for a couple of weeks now (my first) and so far am very happy with my purchase.  I'm running a clean install of Windows 7 and have most everything set up as I'd like.  My question:  does anyone know if it's possible--and if so how--to use the on board Bluetooth without installing Lenovo's 160MB "Bluetooth With Enhanced Data Rate Software"?  I'd only need the Bluetooth to run a mouse, or maybe connect a phone,  and thus see no reason for Lenovo's entire software suite.  Thanks again for any input.

Answer:Using T430 23445GU Bluetooth WITHOUT 160MB Lenovo Bluetooth With Enhanced Data Rate Software

Bump, and thank you for any help.

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Hello, When i am tryng to pair my Mobile Phone to Lonovo G580 Bluetooth, the Device is listed and gets Connected.. for couple of seconds and disconnects. Please let me know how to pair my Mobile to my Laptop (G580 - 20150). I am using Nokia Asha 501. Please help. Thanks,Raman Nallamilli. 













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Answer:How do i Pair my Lenovo G580 Bluetooth with my Mobile Phone Bluetooth

Have you tried pairing using the Bluetooth icon in the system tray?Also make sure your Bluetooth drivers are up to date: http://mobilesupport.lenovo.com/be/nl/products/laptops-and-netbooks/lenovo-g-series-laptops/lenovo-g...

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just got an x230 thinkpad, 2320LFG configuration. the description at Lenovo support website is as follows: ThinkPad X230 (2320-LFG)i5-3230M(3.2GHz), 4GB RAM, 500GB 7200rpm HD, 12.5in 1366x768 LCD, Intel HD Graphics, Intel 802.11agn wireless, WWAN, Bluetooth, 1Gb Ethernet, UltraNav, Secure Chip, Fingerprint reader, Camera, 6c Li-Ion, No preload Actually, there is no WWAN card in the notebook. How do I figure out if this is a mistake in description, or it is really factory fault?  





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Answer:X230 WWAN card missing

Hi,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
If Lenovo support page says WWAN, it means that your system is WWAN upgradeable. WWAN upgradable models have the SIM card slot and WWAN antennas installed from the factory. If you have WWAN antennas installed from the factory, probably you need to purchase a compatible WWAN card and install it to start using WWAN functionality.
 
Hope this clarified your query!
 
Best regards,
Mithun.





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Hello, I have foolishly uninstalled "On Screen Display" from Programs & Features, thinking it was some kind of junk/malware stuff.   This caused me to lose the brightness/volume on-screen display.  Duh! I tried to follow earlier instructions on how to bring it back... I installed Lenovo Power Management which brought the "On Screen Display" application back, or at least it is showing under Programs & Features again, but after rebooting, I still don't have on-screen display when pressing volume or brightness keys. What else can I do to bring it back? This is under W7 Home 64-bit. Thanks! 





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Answer:[X230] Missing on-screen display in W7

HiOSD is one of the tool Lenovo Hotkey Features Integration package includes. Get it on the Lenovo download page for your laptop model.

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

Answer:Lenovo x230 Recovery

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





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

Answer:Some Lenovo X230 problems

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

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













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Answer:Lenovo X230 32GBRam

HiNo chance with original BIOS.

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

Answer:lenovo x230 - Does not boot!!!

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

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













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Answer:Lenovo Think Pad x230 and mSATA SSD

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





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





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Question: Lenovo X230 setup

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

Answer:Lenovo X230 setup

Hi, Parker
 
You should be able to accomplish this without a docking station. The X230 supports a dual independent display and has a VGA port and a Mini DisplayPort. So if you have a monitor with one of these connections and hook it up to your laptop, then it should work. You will need to make sure that you Extend the display and not Duplicate it. Duplicate will give you the same image on both screens. You can just use Win + P to set it appropriately. 
 
As for the Bluetooth keyboard and mouse, you should have no issues here either. Provided Bluetooth is turned on in the system and you have compatible Bluetooth peripherals, it should work like a charm once they've been paired.
 
Hope it helps,
Adam





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

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Hi, I need your help, I have Lenovo S440, windows 10 pro 64bit,  up to date driver for bluetooth, but my laptop does not pair to any bluetooth operating sound devices such as headphones and speakers. It detects the device but does not pair. It only pairs with the mobile. How do i connect it with bluetooth speakers? Thanks

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I just spent the last 4 days with my new ThinkPad trying to get the webcam working, and someone at work verified that I don't have one.  I am a bit upset about this since all the technical specs on lenovo.com for this model list a webcam as standard (not an option), and when I configured it online at lenovo.com, I was never presented with the option of including or not including the webcam.  Furthermore, the order acknowledgement did not mention the presence or absence of the webcam, so I assumed it was configured with one. I'm happy to send this unit back to get the lid replaced, but I'd be even happier if Lenovo just sent me a replacement at the same time that I returned this unit. What are my options?  Who do I talk to to resolve this? Has this happened to anyone else?  













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Answer:My new 2306CTO X230 ThinkPad is missing the webcam

Webcam is an option on some models, if you choose the 3X3 antenna, then the webcam option is hidden from you. You need to talk to Lenovo customer service and see whether there is anything that you can be worked out between the two parties.

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

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

Answer:Lenovo x230 Screen Problems

Can we see the photos of that problem? 





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

Answer:Lenovo X230 overheating problem

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

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













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Answer:Lenovo X230 screen problems

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





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

Answer:Lenovo x230 Screen Problems

Can we see the photos of that problem? 





ThinkPad T61, T420, T440pMoto Z Play

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

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













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

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

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













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Answer:Lenovo X230 FingerPrint Error

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

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

Answer:Lenovo x230 battery problem

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

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

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

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













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Answer:Lenovo ThinkPad X230 Expresscard Help

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

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

Answer:keyboard Fix lenovo thinkpad X230

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





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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What I haven't tried: rolling back drivers (being honest, I have a bit of trouble believing that this is strictly ... Read more

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

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

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

Answer:Replacement Lenovo Chrome Sticker For X230?

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

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


























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













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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Windows 8.1 - Lenovo system update X230

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

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

Answer:Lenovo x230 Network configuration issue

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

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

Thanks in advance for the help.

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

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

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

Answer:Android phone not recognized on Lenovo X230

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

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

Answer:Lenovo x230 Blue screen tcpip.sys

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

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

Answer:New Lenovo x230 Pointer & Keyboard Issues

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

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

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I installed a new SSD in my X230 and I also just upgraded to win8 (clean install) on the SSD. Overall the system is working very  except I can't get a Lenovo battery meter/gauge in the lower right part of the task bar (only the Microsoft version is displayed). I did go to Lenovo's driver website and downloaded the Lenovo Power Management Device (geku09ww.exe) but that did not resolve the problem. Seems to me that the Power Management device software is not working correctly in the Win 8 environment as I can't seem to find any of its utilities after the install. Any help on how to resolve this?  Thanks,Majesus

Answer:Battery Meter Missing on Newly Installed Win 8 X230 machine

'evening...
welcome to the community.
 
the battery metter you remember came with Lenovo's ThinkVantage Power Manager. there is no version available for Windows 8. this thread in the Windows 8 forum: http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Windows-8/ThinkPad-software-for-Windows-8/td-p/899865
announced this, along with other applets that are deprecated in favor of built-in Windows 8 capabilities.
 
hope this helps to clarify.

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