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X220 - USB 3.0 issue

Question: X220 - USB 3.0 issue

Not at all sure this is a Lenovo X220 issue (win 7- 64bit), but I'm having the following problem with my 1tb WD My Passport Essential SE USB 3.0 external drive: It works fine when plugged into the USB 3.0 port. However, if I safely eject it, and use it in a USB 2.0 port, it will not be recognized if I go back to the USB 3.0 port. I can usely get it working again in USB 3.0 mode if I reboot. (I have two of these external drives, and the behavior is identical for both of them). I've tried lots of different things, but still can't solve this issue. Are there any newer USB 3.0 drivers for Windows 7, or for the X220, that I should be installing? The only one I see for USB 3.0 on the Lenovo site is for the Nec controller. Again - not saying this is a Lenovo issue, but I don't have another computer with USB 3.0, so I was hoping people might be able to tell me about their experience with USB 3.0 and the X220. Thank you.

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Answer: X220 - USB 3.0 issue

I updated the USB 3 drivers from Lenovo - even tried a later version from Renesas, but no resolution of the issue. Would be interested if anyone else out there is running USB 3 external drives in their X220 - if so, have you ever used the same drive in a USB 2 port? Thanks.

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Hello, I have a 802.11n issue that drives me crazy..My X220 with 6205n Wifi adapter cannot connect to the router in N mode. The router is a huawei HG655b, using WPA2-PSK/AES. All my other computers at home can connect in N mode, but the X200.It only connects in b and g modes, as soon as I swith the X220 adapter's N mode on from device manager, it disconnects. I have updated the Wifi driver to the last version from Lenovo site, I have changed Power options on both battery and Ac to maximum performance for Wifi...what else could it be? An incompatibility with the router?













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Answer:x220 Wifi 802.11n issue

@dtancu,Try changing your router to broadcast N mode only and see if it helps.//JameZ

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My hotkey for wireless seems to leave out blue tooth altogether and only gives me an option for 802.11 wireless radio. I have the small blue tooth LED light, but not once have seen it work, or seen bluetooth options on my computer. Any input would be helpful!













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Answer:Another Bluetooth x220 issue?

Hi,
 
Could you please check whether Bluetooth is enabled in BIOS?
 
Tap F1 while starting the system to get into BIOS. Under security tab, select I/O port access. Enable Bluetooth and check if Bluetooth is showing up in device manager. Also, check if you are able to find Bluetooth radios in device manager.
 
Post back if issue persists!
 
Best regards,
Mithun.





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I recently transferred a large amount of files from a USB3.0 capable portable HDD and a superspeed USB3.0 cable. When plugged into the USB3.0 slot on my notebook, the transfer rate was shown as only 48MB/s instead of the theoretical 5GB/s. I tried plugging into the 2.0 slot on my notebook, and the transfer rate was shown as 36MB/s. Any idea what could be the problem here?













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Answer:X220 USB 3.0 speed issue

The theoretical speed is if both ends are able to sustain that speed. At best, a spinning hard drive will provide up to 60MB/s-120MB/s under sequential reads, and up to 0.5MB/s-1.1MB/s under random reads. Hence, the USB 3.0 bandwidth will not be fully saturated.
 
Use HD Tune's trial and run a benchmark on the drive while attached to the USB 3.0 port.

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Current I've several x220 laptops in my company, when I wish to reinstall windows from USB flash drive, I found that all laptops are failed to detect the drive in BIOS. I check the USB boot option was enabled and the drive and boot from other desktop or laptops I've also tried to update the BIOS to latest version but still in vain. But it can boot from some other USB flash drives (not all..?) Is there any I can solve it?

Answer:X220 boot from USB issue

Current I've several x220 laptops in my company and a new Sandisk Extreme USB 3.0 64G (SDCZ80-064G)usb flash drive. When I wish to reinstall windows (or boot) from this USB flash drive, I found that all laptops are failed to detect the drive in BIOS. I check the USB boot option was enabled and it didn't include inside the list pressing F12. I've tested the flash drive can boot from other desktop or laptops but only failed in this combination. I've also tried to update the BIOS to latest version but still in vain.  Is there any method that I can solve it? Besides, why I can't download the drivers according to the laptop P/N? My laptops' P/N are 4268-PE9. Thanks a lot

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Hello, I have been having an issue with my X220 freezing. This tends to happen relatively randomly, however I have noticed it more frequently under these specific circumstances:Plugging in the computerUnplugging the computerWhen there is a shift in the speed of the fanThis is not to say that the computer always freezes under these conditions, but this is when I tend to notice it most. To describe the issue further, when I mean that the computer freezes, the screen locks up and I cannot move the mouse with either thre trackpoint or pad. I cannot use the keyboard either, with neither esc, cntrl-alt-del or any other combination of buttons functioning to make the computer come back to normal. The only way I can "resolve" the issue is by doing a forced restart my holding down the power button. After it restarts, it is fine, at least until another freeze. Another issue that I've had that may be related is that for a while when I closed the lid of the computer to put it to sleep, the computer would shut down. I've checked all of my settings regarding power management and what the computer should do when the lid is closed, and it was always set to put the computer to sleep when the lid was closed, so that is not the issue. As a temporary solution I've now changed that setting to have the computer go into hibernation when the lid is closed, which does not cause shut downs, but it is obviously less desireable than just having the computer go to sleep. I called Lenov... Read more

Answer:X220 freezing issue

hey mctagga9,just curious to know, have you done a full system update of your x220 ?if you have not, kindly do so. If you have updated your unit, could you access msconfig and use diagnostic startup.this mode will make windows load only windows driver. by doing so, you can check if the problem stems from a non-windows driver or something else.





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My manager uses the offline files feature quite a lot and now she has moved to an X220 with Win 7 Pro 64-bit, however some days when she logs in she notices the sync icon isn't in the tray. When you go into offline files it says its enable but not active a restart will activate it. However rebooting leads to the same thing, instead I go into the services page and find that although set to auto the offline file service is not running, I click start and it kicks back into life. Now I have viewed the event viewer from when the computer starts and the Offline file service first starts then gchanges state to auto (delayed) then changes back to auto before finally saying that the service has stopped. All of these are info events as opposed to error or warning events. I know some services don't run even when set to auto as they are not needed however without offfline files service running no syncing is done and you also lose the "Always available offline" option when you right click a folder/file. If anyone has any ideas as to whyt the service is stopping that would be great. Mark

Answer:X220 and Offline Files issue.

It is caused by a bug in "RapidBoot" which is software that Lenovo preloads.  You can either (a) uninstall RapidBoot or (b) upgrade to the latest version which fixes this bug.  I recommend (a) - you won't miss RapidBoot by uninstalling it.  Sorry for your inconvenience.

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My laptop screen has developed a vertical grey band about 10cm wide which starts very light but as I leave the laptop switched on gets increasingly dark and when dark I can see effectively a shadow of a previous image on the screen, making it very difficult to read. I'm concerned that it may not simply be a screen replacement issue as there seems some comment that it may be a connector cable issue.  Any ideas?

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I tried to download the adapter driver for my ethernet cable to work: http://support.lenovo.com/en_SE/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS019204 but for some reason, it does not install, or if it says it does install, the connection/ adapter still doesn't work (has the exclamation point in device manager).  I tried uninstalling the network connection adapter, then downloading and installing the driver, and then rebooting and it still does not work.  What can I do?  I have the X220 and have experienced many such problems, but this seems to be the most frustrating. Thanks very much.

Answer:Ethernet connection issue for X220

hey sarika116,try uninstalling the ethernet drivers via Device Manager.let windows install its generic drivers. restart your unit.go back to Device Manager and check if the ( ! ) is still there. test your ethernet and see if it works.later, reinstall the driver from the link above.





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My X220 doesn't seem to detect headphones properly.  Sound comes out of them instead of the internal speakers, but the audio mixer still shows the device connected as "speakers."  My old laptop could detect when headphones are plugged in and kept separate volume levels for headphones vs internal speakers, should the X220 be able to do this? I'm running Windows 7 on an i5-2520M with 8GB RAM.













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Answer:X220 Headphone Detection issue

Actually this made me curious, so I checked out my X220, and indeed it worked like you described. However, I found a way to change that to provide the effect you're looking for. In Control Panel, click the Smart Audio icon. This will bring up the Smart Audio panel. Click Audio Director, one of the bottom icons. This brings up two choices, Classic & Multi-Stream. Changing to Multi-Stream recognizes the headphones when plugged in, and indeed maintains a different volume level. Hope that works for you!

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Hi guys, I came across the following Wireless issue for my thinkpad x220.
 
 
Don't know why when I press "Fn+F5", the menu didn't show the wireless icon. 
And I cannot trun on the wireless radio to connect any wireless connection.
 
Could any of you help me to fix this issue?
Many Thanks.
 
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Answer:HELP!! ThinkPad x220 wireless issue!! :(

Hido you mean wifi radio?1. be sure wlan card is anabled within the BIOS Setup:Security menu, I/O Port Access2. open Device Manager and have look at the wireless devices under Network Adapters thread.

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Hii, I bought a thinkpad x220 last october with the IPS display. Since last month, I noticed a bright pixel(may be two) on a white background.Furthermore, the borders were  bright on a black background. ... I saw other posts with similar problems so I thought of sending it to the depo After I sent it to the depo for a possible repair/replacement...   someone from lenovo calls me that they cannot replace the screeen and that I have two choices either to pay 750$( !!!!) for the screen or take the old screen as it is ... Now it makes me really doubt the whole 1 year warranty system ..  I tried calling the number but these people confuse me even further ..redirecting me from one person to another or just keeping me on hold for really long .. .Today the status information centre told me  they are saying that the motherboard is being replaced but nothing is mentioned about the IPS I was wondering if someone has had similar issues with the IPS and what did they do to resolve it .. .













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Answer:x220 IPS bright pixel issue HELP!!!!

hey mvikkk,welcome to the forums.As per this page >> http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/research/hints-or-tips/detail.page?LegacyDocID=MIGR-69856"If your LCD has 2 or less visible defective pixels, it should not be considered faulty. However, if your LCD has 3 or more visible defective pixels, it will be deemed as defective by Lenovo and is replaceable upon request, if within the warranty period."





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I've played youtube video w/ chromium on xubuntu 16.04, pressed pause while being in fullscreen mod and closed the lid as usually. When I opened it, everything ran very slowly, all animations were stuttering, exhaust air was pretty hot, fan spinned at full speed, but there was less than 8% CPU load and 1 GB of RAM used.What I tried already: rebooting, taking out and putting back the battery, loading previous kernel version from grub menu. Then I swapped ssd with another laptop in house, which had windows 7 and xubuntu dualboot. Both systems ran slowly on x220, and xubuntu from x220 ran good on other laptop, so my conclusion was: there's a hardware problem with x220. Then I turned off Intel SpeedStep and CPU power management features in bios and turned on again, nothing changed. I put back ssd with xubuntu in x220 and ran dmesg console utility, this is what output looks like: https://pastebin.com/YREFCZQZ but I can't make any decision from this data. What should I do next to deal with this problem?

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Hi I recently flashed my BIOS (going from 1.26 -> 1.31) prior to installing Windows 7 x64 on a new SSD on my X220. The BIOS update seemed to work OK (I used the lenovo Windows utility to do it), but now I can't save any changes to any BIOS settings. I also cannot reset to defaults - I can't even select some options in the BIOS (e.g. anything to do with UEFI) - the cursor just skips over the lines on screen - and those I can select don't respond to any changes I try to make. I don't get any errors either in BIOS or in Windows, and my X220 boots OK, but obviously there's something wrong there. After updating the BIOS, I installed the SSD (a Samsung 830) and installed Windows on it - all this worked OK although I was planning to switch to UEFI for the new install and couldn't do so because the BIOS is now uneditable. Everything in Windows seems to work OK. I've tried re-running the BIOS utility but it reports that the BIOS is up to date and it won't re-apply the current update.  I've checked to see if anyone else has reported this issue here, and found a few reports with similar issues but different situations (e.g. people running Linux rather than Windows, or Wifi not working after the update) - but not this issue exactly. I'm wondering if this will fix itself when a new BIOS version is released and applied - if that's likely, I'm happy to wait until then (so long as nothing breaks in the meantime). I'd rather do that than pull the CMOS battery ... Read more

Answer:X220 BIOS Update issue

Hi
 
Welcome To Lenovo Community
 
Please try updating the Bios using bios.bak file which is created during bios update .
You need to locate the bios file folder on c drive  , then find bios.bak   rename  it with FLASHABLNew.ROM
And click on winplash.exe ,  use Browse  option  to " Specify new Bios file "  and select FLASHABLNew.ROM
Then click on flash bios  , it will flash a message that the bios you are trying to update is older than current version , Press Yes to continue
Press Yes , If every thing goes well , your system will restart and you will have your old bios were you can modify or change any option
Now delete the folder which has the latest bios
Download the latest bios and try to flash to check if you are able to modify or change any option under Bios
  Hope This HelpsCheers!!!
 
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Hi everyone,  I have a problem with the wi fi connection in my laptop, the computer doesent read the wirelees divise. when I click Fn F5 all I can see is the bluetooth adapter, no wifi adapter to turn on or off, this have been happening reacently, yesterday I downloaded the drivers and nothing, then I restarted the computer several times and it began to work again but after I put the laptop in stand by the problem came back again, now im using a datacard to connect to the internet. Thank you for your help.

Answer:Thinkpas X220 Wi Fi connectivity issue

Hi,it seems I have the similar issue with my x220 and wifi card Intel Centrino 1000 - sometimes after laptop resumes from sleep wifi card disapears not only from control window after Fn+F5 pressing, but from Device Manager.I think it's a power management driver related issue but can't explain why. Or some tool from Hotkey Features Integration package doesn't work properly. I've noticed several times at this moment monitor driver (in Device Manager too) didn't work also.But the biggest and the most trouble is laptop can't be rebooted or turned off correctly - every time when wifi adapter disapears after 5-7 minutes of tasks closing I get a BSOD with Power Management error message. Of course, wifi adapter works correctly after laptop turning on.And another one trouble - after I've deleted Access Connections wireless devices control window (after Fn+F5) can't be opened with error message. What I did?1. delete and reinstall Hotkey and PM driver manually. No effect.2. delete Hotkey and PM driver, reinstall them using System Update. No effect.These issues are very unpleasant but I don't want to revert laptop to the factory stage.x220, win7pro 64 bit, bios 1.19, drivers and OS updates are up to date.

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

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Hello,I've been using my X220 for almost 2 years now and now all of a sudden, whenever I use my x220, my wireless internet would stop working (at random moments) what happens is:first the network i am connected to becomes limited and any program that uses the internet gives me an error  message saying there is no internetthen all available connections disappear from that window that tells me the networks i can connect tothen when i try to turn my wireless radio off and on (via FN  + F5 )  i get a popup saying no network adapters are supported by the lenovo softwareafterwards i try to reset my wireless radio via physical switch (on the right side of my x220) but nothing happens. the only way to "fix" this issue is to reboot. is there anything i can do to fully fix this issue? 

Answer:X220 Issue with wireless internet.

Hi, lilvietyao
Have you ensured that you have the latest driver software for your wireless adapter? If not, the latest drivers can be found here. Also, which operating system are you using?
 
Thanks in advance,
Adam





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Hi, For few weeks now, I have been experiencing a very frustrating battery issue with my X220. Usually I put my laptop in hibernation while there is still a good battery capacity (70-80%) at night (or before going to work). On the next day, when restarting the laptop, both Power manager and the windows gauge are indicating close to the same percentage as just before it was stopped the night before. Then after a random time, ranging from few minutes to a hour or so, windows will notify me that the battery is at a critical level of charge (6%) while just before both Power manager and windows indicator were showing something like 60% remaining. At that point windows shows 6% while power manager still shows the previous level of charge (let say 60%). After few minutes, Power manager indicator goes all to 6% and then the PC hibernates.  I think that my issue appeared after I updated Power manager, I reinstalled it including its driver with no luck...I am now performing a battery reset to see if it helps. I read several other posts regarding similar issues on the lenovo forums, it was suggested that some battery cells might been faulty and that a battery swap might solve the problem. However, as far as I read, it seems that people who performed a battery swap were still experiencing the issue. I wanted to know if there were any know fix for this battery issue or at least what steps I should be taking to investigate/debug this issue? ... Read more

Answer:Battery issue (6-cells) with my X220

To get the obvious out of the way, when your battery life suddenly drops off, are you watching YouTube or surfing Flash-heavy web sites? Yeah, a sudden drop-off in indicated battery life sounds like a driver issue, so I dunno...maybe you could try rolling back the battery driver or Power Manager. (There's a way to roll back the driver via Windows Device Manager, right? Just make sure you don't uninstall the driver through Windows; there should be a button to click for "roll back driver.") I suggest making regular full-system-image backups of your X220 while you're working on the drivers. With my old x100e, I got myself into trouble after uninstalling AMD Catalyst Controller, and it just refused to reinstall. Do you think like...a battery calibration would work? Go into Power Manager, Advanced, then Global Settings. Go to the battery low/critical section and click the box that says "do nothing" for when low and critical are reached. Power Manager will force the computer to run, even though the battery will broadcast a 0% level remaining. (And just to be safe, run the calibration with everything closed, use Power Manager to set the CPU to "low," and set a video looping in WMP or something like that, at brightness 11 of 15.)  It's not too healthy for the battery (to deep discharge), but if you get 3-6 hours in that test, it'll be safe to say the problem's in the software, either something hogging CPU power or a driver issue. I've done it a bunch of times, but... Read more

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Hi,i just think that fan pulsing issue maybe needs new thread here because some major problems  pointed here http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/X-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/X220-fan-constantly-on-revving-up-and-down/td-... are with new bios (1.16) solved. So, as many user may experience - thinkpad x220i (i3), but also other x220 series have this fan pulsing problem. If you put your ear at the fan area you could notice every 3-4 sec some sort of pulsing/beating. This pulsing is gone between 1954-1972 RPMs by my x220, but at all other RPMs i can hear it, or even feall it with my hand on keyboard.I uploaded the sound of this pulsing fan here:http://thinkpad-forum.de/threads/110463-X220-Serie?p=1092014&viewfull=1#post1092014 You can hear it with headphones an 100% Volume. Hopefully we get this problem solved...   













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Answer:X220 - fan pulsing/beating issue...

Duplicate thread locked.
 
Duplicating threads splits the discussion.
 
Thanks for understanding.

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Hi, everybody! I have I strange problem. My ThinkVantage Fingerprint Software was working fine a few days ago until I had to uninstall the software. I had to uninstall it because my x200 had a motherboard problem and went to service. Meanwhile I used the HDD with another notebook. That's why I had to remove the fingerprint software. I got my x220 back and I tried to install the fingerprint (along with all other software and drivers) software, but I'm getting this message and the installation stops: You have currently installed another version of fingerprint software. Please, uninstall your existing software before running this installation. Actually, there's no sign left from the fingerprint software. I removed it via the Programs and Features menu, I entered BIOS, removed all the fingerprint data from the new motherboard (although I believe that was not quite necessary since it's a brand-new motherboard). All other drivers and software installed fine, without any problem. Has someone else encountered a similar problem? I'd appreciate it very much if you help me somehow.Thanks!

Answer:x220 fingerprint software issue

Hi
 
Please refer the below link which has complete info about Finger Print Reader
You will find detailed instructions on enabling or disabling the Finger Print Reader
 
 
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/detail.page?LegacyDocID=MIGR-59650
 
 
You need to reinstall the Finger Print Software & Drivers
 
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/research/hints-or-tips/detail.page?&LegacyDocID=MIGR-77280
 
 
Hope This Helps
Cheers!!!

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

Answer:Dual monitor issue Lenovo x220

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

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I have not been able to 'plug in' my AC adaptor properly for almost 6 months. It always slides out a little after plugging in. At first, it was just a tiny problem and I managed to wiggle it manually. But now I cannot even charge unless I wiggle it for a good 10-15 minutes to find a good 'spot' then physically hold the cord in place. I thought it was the AC, but having tried a new AC adaptor that changed nothing, I started to think it's the DC. Called Lenovo today,  but was told that DC is not covered by warranty (although my machine is still under warranty). I don't know why it's not under warranty, as quite a number of threads have reported this issue here. Anyway, Lenovo asked me to just find a local service provider if I want to have a check up and change the DC (not keen on sending in the machine), but would changing the DC affect my warranty? (If it requires opening up the machine..etc). p.s. Lenovo Switzerland is very unhelpful in this regard (called them 5 times and was passed around to different people), so I had to post the question here. Thanks in advance.    

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Hello,
 
I've purchased the Lenovo X220 laptop with the Premium HD IPS display and I do have a problem with it (see below).
Laptop was purchased something like month ago and I've spotted this after I've started to work with it more heavily but after 14 days, so I was not able to return it to the seller (http://www.lenovoonline.cz).
 
When you put backlight to maximum you see that the display is not evenly lighted and forming bright spots on the bottom of it. It's most noticable on the black background.
 
I've sent notebook for repair (http://www.pcnet.cz) with this description (translated to english):"With maximum brightness set and the black display/background (eg. BOOT screen) on the bottom edge of the display there are visible white spots/maps. Small but visible and not even with different sizes. It's most visible on black background and while limiting external light (darker room, working in the night). Spots highlights even more when you try to pull the display towards you into steeper angle."
 
The laptop has been in the repair for 2 weeks and the result was this description:
"This kind of display is very sensitive to any pressure, and it will result in the brightening the place. It is specific for this model line and it's not the reason to warranty repair. We recommend to lower the brightness level in the darker room. Check of the display frame has been done and no problem has been found."
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Answer:X220 IPS display backlight issue (with photos)

Yes, at maximum brightness level the backlight bleeding is very visible but I use it at 5 or 6 level where it has excellent contrast ratio considering how crappy current notebook displays are in general. The uneven backlight is caused by fancy LED backlight which is still not able to deliver similar quality regarding uniformity as good old CCFL backlight (that's why professional LCD monitors still rely on W-CCFL backlight). But I agree that the top-left corner is way too much bad and might indicate that the panel is seated badly in the frame. On the other hand my old IPS panel in R51 also have backlight bleed at maximum brightness level. Major problem is that Lenovo is still not able to fix the stupid bug with brightness level always set to max in BIOS screen that the backlight bleeding is very visible and irritating everytime you boot your machine. IMHO, the X220 IPS panel is still much better than any ugly contrastless TN panel Lenovo puts into ThinkPads (except 15" FHD). I bet that you would hate the X220i TN panel more than this one  There are also two different revisions of the IPS panel, the second one fixes problems with image retention. As for comparison with Z60m, X220 display lid is much more fragile so the panel is not protected well against pressures and flexes. In any case panel flex should affect the backlight bleeding temporarily only. If it persists it is subject to repair (replace, reseat etc.). Unfortunately I don't have any good low-ligh... Read more

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Hello ThinkPad-Community, I have a sporadic issue with the brightness control, thats mean sometimes I start my laptop from standby and the control with "Fn+Pos1 or FN+END" doesn't work.There is no reaction and no on screen display progress bar. Also in the default Windows 7 energy settings is no control of the display brightness possible. If the issue exist, only a complete reboot of the ThinkPad solve the issue. I've also found some discussions about this in the internet but no solution helps realy. NOTE: My Laptop has a complete clean install of Windows 7 and all drivers was installed by Lenovo System Updater.Does anybody have the same issue? Thanks for your help

Answer:Brightness control issue on ThinkPad X220

This is an on & off issue that creeps up on various Thinkpads. It was very notorious on my X120e, but it doesn't happen on my X220 at all, and I sleep/resume it all the time...It's a bug they can't seem to correct.

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I wanted more capacity so foolishly replaced my trouble free 256gb Samsung 830 SSD with the 480GB Corsair Neutron GTX SSD on my Thinkpad X220 (should have stuck with Samsung) and whilst the Neutron GTX is hyper-fast, its giving me a problem. When i try to shut down Windows 7 (Pro 64 bit OEM), the notebook freezes at the "windows shutting down" screen (happens around 1 in 5 times) and i'm forced to remove the battery or hold down the power button to switch off the notebook. When i switch on the notebook again i get the message:"2100: Detection Error on HDD0 (Main HDD)"Pressing escape a few times does finally take me into Windows and everything works ok until i get the same issue again a few shutdowns later. I've formatted the SSD and re-installed Windows 7 again (in AHCI mode) but the problem still exists. This issue did NOT exist with the Samsung 830 SSD. The BIOS is up to date, ALL hardware drivers/firmware are up to date. I'm thinking perhaps the Corsair SSD is faulty so will test it in my desktop to see if i can replicate the issue. But before i do that, can anyone suggest other possible solutions?





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Answer:Issue with Corsair Neutron GTX SSD in Thinkpad X220

psychopomp1, can you tell me what BIOS version is installed please? I'll then contact our engineering team and see if they can help. Gareth.Corsair PR, Europe

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I am fairly technical and usually able to troubleshoot most problems, but I am stumped.   I have had intermitted loss of internet connectivity since shortly after (maybe right away) I bought my X220 a few months ago.  The machine will lose internet connectivity and regain it randomly.  Other machines working through the same router will have internet connectivity and the X220 has no problem directly connecting to the router.  It does not appear to be a DNS issue since I try pinging 8.8.8.8 as a test.  I am able to log into my router just fine though.  It is very strange that the router connects to the internet, I connect to the router but the computer doesn't connect to the internet.  I assume this has some software component to the problem, but don't know what. The issue are worse when I am using mobile broadband, but still occurs at my house.  System ConfigurationX220 4286CTOCore i5-2410 2.3ghzWindows 7 64bit Home PremiumBios: 8DEET50WW 1.2 7/7/20114GBIntel Centrino Andavnced-N Wimax 6250- Intel Centrino Andavnced-N AGN Driver v14.0.1.2 12/21/2010- Intel Centrino WiMax 6250 Diver v6.2.1007.26 1/18/2011Other Network Adapters Installed- Blueooth PAN- Bluetoooth RFCOMM Protocol TD- Hamachi Network Interface- Intel 82568LM Gigagbit- MSFT Virtual WiFi Miniport Adaptner- PDANet Broadband AdapterHave Access Connections installed 

Answer:X220 Strange Internet connectivity issue

hey daveboston,welcome to the forums.it's hard to say what's going on here but if you could, could you uninstall the current network drivers (wireless and wired) from your system and then let win7 install its generic drivers. Also remove all other network adapters that you have listed.once generic drivers has been installed, test your unit with your router via wireless as well as wired connection. see if there is any difference then head over to http://support.lenovo.com , download and install the wired and wireless network driver for your unit and test again.





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Ok, I'm posting this as a separate thread, since it was so strange.Upon learning about how to get full power to the headphone jack, by clicking on the headphones in the SmartAudio control panel, I enabled it. I plugged in my 90watt ultraslim and the x220 started making a terrible microphonic whine, like it was screaming, almost. The sound was coming out of the back of the laptop. Also, the battery refused to charge. As soon as I disabled the headphone boost, the laptop accepted the 90watt ultraslim and started charging as normal.I'm holding on to the 90watt slim for now, since I only use it for charging, but now after this last find, I think I have to get more compatible adapter... Yes, JameZ, I will make a video displaying both isues for engineering.

Answer:New issue with the x220 and 90watt ultraslim adapter

That's strange .... Thanks atomicminded.//JameZ

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Hi,I tried to find an answer to what happened to my X220 last week end. Suddenly it stopped being able to wake from sleep. Power button "breathing" green ring present, but it was not waking up by opening the lid or by Fn key press. When powered off by long press of power button, it booted successfully. This behavior was reproducible always. I thought maybe BIOS reset could help and I did it. After this it did not POST and it beeped 1 3 3 1 pattern - which is, according to documentation, system board or RAM. Having known the RAM was fine, I did pull them out and tried both modules one by one with no luck. So I took them out and went for original, small module, the machine was bought with. And it POSTed successfully with it. But after removing this module and returning the old, big modules, it POSTed too. And waking problem disappeared. Should I be worried about system board? My machine was made between Sep and Dec 2011, could it be early manifestation of dead EEPROM? Is there any way to test it?

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I purchased this unit June 2012, following update recommendations through Lenovo Solution Center since that date.  BIOS 1.33.  Recently installed Crucial 256gb mSATA SSD.  TrackPoint and TrackPad worked fine until yesterday.  I also use a Lenovo Bluetooth mouse, purchased three months ago, and all three forms of GUI cursor navigation worked fine until yesterday.  I used a wired USB mouse to navigate while (1) uninstalling and reinstalling the Bluetooth mouse drivers. (2) I found a thread on this site that spoke of disabling and re-enabling the TrackPoint and the TrackPad in the BIOS.  When both are enabled, neither works.  When the TrackPad is disabled, the TrackPoint works.  When the TrackPoint is enabled and the TrackPad remains enabled, nothing works.  I have uninstalled the UltraNav drivers and installed the current Synaptics driver (from their site), 16.2.21.0 dated 10/26/2012.  I then alternatively disabled and enabled TrackPoint and TrackPad in BIOS as above, and the result is the same. I've deleted the driver subdirectory that contains the UltraNav driver.  I did that before installing the Synaptics driver.  When I use Lenovo Solutions to search for updates, it asks me to download Synaptics UltraNav driver 16.2.5.0, which I then download and installed.  fn-f8, however, says that both TrackPoint and TrackPad must be enabled in the BIOS for UltraNav to work.  When I do that and press fn-f8, I am ... Read more

Answer:UltraNav driver issue Win7 - X220

is there another driver that works on the x220 for the ultranav AND also works with the thinkpad ultranav usb keyboard>

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Hello, I recently purchased a x220 and I am very happy with it. I turned off  "sleep when closed" for some reason and then accidently left it in my bag for like 15-20mins. It was hot but didn't really smell like burnt plastic or anything. However I feel as if the screen is harder to get at the right brightness. It feels as if I have to get a very precise angle to view the screen at the proper brightness/clarity. However it is hard for me to say if there is any difference to before as this happened only a week after using it. It could be acting just fine and I am just paranoid so my question is has there been any issues that have come up like this before? Has overheating in a bag or something ever caused the LCD screen to function just slightly improperly? Thank you, 

Answer:x220 got hot, and now screen display clarity issue?

Well, first of all, I hope you're talking about the basic, TN LCD display, not the upgraded "Premium HD" IPS LCD screen. Anyway, personally I feel like it's so easy to be paranoid about screen quality and possible minor screen damage or defects, but Lenovo has owned up to the "ghosting" issue, so things can really happen sometimes. In your case, I wouldn't worry. Provided you are indeed talking about the basic TN screen and not the IPS, it sounds like your screen's viewing angles are performing normally. For some extra confidence, the Notebookcheck review of the X220 says their test unit got so hot under the sun that the plastic began to warp and bow, and even then, they didn't mention any screen degredation. And for that matter, isn't the X220 Mil-spec tested for heat? http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-Lenovo-ThinkPad-X220-IPS-Subnotebook.55639.0.html

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I've been having this awful issue with my X220 recently.  Whenever the microphone is active, whether in a skype call, recording audio with some random flash app, or just viewing the microphone settings it causes the audio output, whether from the spakers or headphones, to cut in and out in a really odd fashion.  It won't completely cut the audio off, but rather go in and out of playing the audio normally to this weird status of playing audio like it's somewhat muffled.  If I go into the audio devices and disable the microphone the problem goes away completely, but it only really occurs when something is using the microphone. All of the settings in skype and windows relating to letting applications control audio and reducing volume for calls have been disabled as well. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling the audio drivers, and am up to date on bios and everything else.Windows 7 x64













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Answer:X220 - issue with microphone use and audio output

Try to change the settting in Smart Audio-> Voice effects->Voice recording (rather than VoIP) . 

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I have updated to latest version 15.6.1 from 15.03.1000.163 (Windows 7 64 bit)http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS015011 I have disabled virtual wifi hosted network by 'netsh wlan set hostednetwork disallow' command that always worked for previous driver versions. This version installed two adapters 'Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter' and 'Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter #2'  that appear in Device Manager and disabling the hosted network no longer works. The netsh disallow command reports ok but 'netsh wlan show hostednetwork' always reports Allowed state. I have tried to remove the driver at all, restart and install it again but the issue persists. The only fix is to revert back to previous one 15.03.1000.163 I think this is a security issue that has to be resolved because the hosted network can not be safely disabled.





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Answer:X220 Intel Wireless LAN driver 15.6.1 issue

Hello,
 
Is it possible to disable this through the device properties in the Control Panel?
 
Regards,
 
Aryeh Goretsky
 

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

Answer:Lenovo x220 tablet graphic card issue

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





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Hello, While cleaning the keyboard and lifting up the space bar the centre white bumper was broken. See photo (sorry for the poor quality):  Now the space bar will only work if pressed directly in the middle and with extra 'force'. What should I do? I could try supergluing the disconnected pieces...if this does not work is my only other option to order some kind of replacement piece?Thanks.K

Answer:X220: space bar issue due to broken centre bumper

I'd just get a replacement keyboard, they aren't that expensive. Plenty on ebay.
 
http://www.ebay.ca/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p5197.m570.l1313&_nkw=X220+keyboard&_sacat=See-All-C...

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Hi,
 
I want to report issue with Lenovo X220 and Lotus Notes 8.5.x.
Problem is that Lotus Notes has missing some of its buttons.
Example if you try to forward message send button is not visible untill you refresh screen by pressing F5
I think problem is with Intel display drivers.
 
If you uninstall driver and use "standarg vga" all is working ok.
I have tested all Intel drivers that you can download on Lenovos site but everyone have same issue.
 
Also tested this with multiple computers and all have this same issue.
 
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Answer:Graphics issue wih ThinkPad X220 and Lotus Notes 8.5

have you tried the standard intel video driver from intel's own website?

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

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Hi all  I have realy strange problem with my lenovo x220. So...When I connect displayport cable into my lenovo, system restarts. It occurs only when second device (projector) is turn on. System restarts everytime, also during windows 8 loading.I tried update intel graphics driver and reinstall it but it doesn't work. Someone have any idea how can I fix it? Thank You in advance!Mateusz

Answer:DisplayPort issue - x220 restarts after cable connecting

do you have another displayport cable to try?

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There's a 48-page discussion on the backlight bleeding of the x220 on the Lenovo forums (http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/X-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/Faint-Ghosting-on-X220-IPS-screen/td-p/435201). There are also many smaller threads regarding problems with the x220 IPS screen and to a lesser extent the x230 screen. I recently purchased an x230 and experienced bleeding. Due to my onsite warranty IBM support came and replaced the screen- but the new one still had bleeding. Another engineer came out, brought a new back-panel (because the flex of the panel seemed to be causing it) and said "this isn't broken- I have seen lots of x220s and x230s with this problem- its a design default". Could I challenge Lenovo to provide me with an x230 IPS screen which does not bleed? I cannot believe Lenovo released/designed a laptop with such a glaring (no pun intended) fault. Has anyone here got an x230 (or x220) IPS screen where there is absolutely no backlight bleeding on a dark background?

Answer:All x220 and x230 IPS screens have backlight bleeding issue?

All X230 and X220 LG IPS will have some degree of bios bleed, it is just matter of severity.

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I regularly use Lenovo update to check for any new drivers/updates. After an update to bios 1.25, my computer attempted to reboot, but it never really shut down. After 15 minutes of just black screen, I pulled the battery to force it off. When I attempted to reboot, no POST, just black screen. The Thinklight and green lights will flash, but nothing happens. So, I called Lenovo, and went through some basic troubleshooting which did not help. This all happened on Sunday, January 29th.  On Monday, January 30th, I called Lenovo again, and they said it would take about 2 weeks to :- send me the box- I send my laptop in- They fix it- They ship it back to me. I couldn't afford to wait 2 weeks, so Lenovo suggested me to find a Business partner locally. Lenovo site led me to Microserve in Burnaby, BC, Canada. I dropped it off on Monday, and they called me back on Tuesday to let me know that the mainboard needs to be replaced and ETA for the part is February 2nd, Thursday. Work will take 1-2 business days. So I waited. No update on Thursday, Friday or Monday (February 6th).  I called Microserve and they then told me that the part is not available, and they have no idea when it will come. They said they will look into it. So, I called Lenovo directly and asked them to follow up with this business partner about the part order. Today, I received a call from Microserve, telling me that the part MAY arrive in 2 weeks, and they will fix it WHENEVER the... Read more

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I have X220 which I enjoyed very much for the last one year. Warranty is just expired and unfortunately the system starts act crazy. I decided to reformat and go back to factory setting stage by using Rescue and Recovery. I could get to the Full Restore and could click full factory restore. The system ask me to restart but instead reformat the HD, the previous OS kicks in and reboot as previous setting. Please help!!!

Answer:X220 factory restore issue with Rescue and Recovery

Do you have Lenovo_Recovery patrition (Q: ) with several .wim files on that? Or do you have Factory_Recovery Media (CD+3xDVD or USB stick) with factory image?

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Hello, With the X220 Tablet, if I have a secondary display attached and the desktop set to 'extend the desktop', then touches are displayed as being invoked on the secondary display, even though I am clicking on the primary (tablet) display. Does anybody else get this effect?

Answer:X220 Tablet: Issue with touches and secondary display

Yes, received my x220 yesterday and have the exact same problem! This actually means that you cannot use touch when connected to your external monitor, which is NOT good!!! I do hope a technician can come back to us about this. Henrik

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We discovered this problem in early August with our new X220 tablets.  We have a 1-to-1 tablet pc program.  About 75% of our freshmen class has experienced this issue.  The tablets are running on battery power with the extended battery slice.  The units will spontaneously just power off.  Not a clean shutdown but just a power off.  The batteries are in various states when this happens, most of the time both batteries are almost fully charged.  I've witnessed this dozens of times with the students in my classes.  We found out that this also is affecting another high school in our consortium.  We bulk purchase our tablets with several other high schools.  The other high school that is experiencing this issue has the same model and the same manufacturer date 6-11-2012.  We estimate 200-300 units are affected between the two schools.  Lenovo product engineers are working on finding the source of the problem, but we currently have many frustrated students and parents.  Just curious if anyone else has seen this issue with X220 tablets and slices that were manufactured around the first part of June?













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Answer:Sudden Power Off Issue on X220 Tablet with Battery Slice

My X220 tablet with a splice battery has the following issue: If you don't set the laptop down very gingerly while holding the external  splice battery firmly against the laptop, it shuts off entirelyYou then have to take out splice and main battery and put them back in and rebootPower mode set up is hibernateIf you use sleep mode, it shuts down if it shifts around a little while in backpackFor such a rugged design, you wouldn't expect this to happen.  Any ideas on how to correct this? thanks 

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Good morning - This is mostly directed at Lenovo Support Staff, but also to those with a X220 Tablet or similar.After hours of troubleshooting, I finally found the cause of my Windows 7 Pro Shutdown issue. The Tablet would hang at Shutdown, then BSOD.  I systematically removed drivers until I found the cause.The current installed version of the Thinkpad Tablet Button Driver, Version 1.04.0.0 as installed by System Update was the culprit.  As soon as I uninstalled that driver, no more issues. I have yet to try the driver that is available from Windows Update - if I have a similar issue, I will go ahead and update this post. Hopefully this will provide some enlightenment to those few who've had to track down a similar issue, and let's hope Lenovo will respond. *Edit*I realize this is in the wrong forum.  Can the Moderator please move it to the X-Series Tablet Forum?  Thanks













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Answer:Lenovo X220 Driver Issue - Hang at Shutdown then BSOD

Hi Nradonich,
 
I appreciate your support on the issue, but if you mark it as an "Accepted Solution"! This will help the rest of the Community with similar issues identify the verified solution and benefit from it.
 
Hope this helps!
 
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I am trying to connect to our wireless network at work.  I have verified that my settings are correct with the other X220s that we have connecting to our network.  When the connections fails and I select "help me fix this" I get four error messages. Thanks in advance if anybody has any ideas. Connection status:  Not connectedCause:  The driver disconnected while associating.Error code:  229378Recommended actions:The selected wireless network is out of range or unavailable.  Move to a location that is closer to the access point and try again.Verify that the encryption settings (WEP/TKIP/AES) specified in this profile match those expected by the wireless network.Verify that the wireless adapter in your computer has not been restricted from accessing the radio channels being used by the wireless network.Verify that the wireless network name (SSID) is specified correctly. The SSID is case sensitive.If the problem persists, contact your network administrator and provide the troubleshooting information below.Adapter Details***************                                                Adapter name  Intel(R) WiFi Link 1000 BGN         &nbs... Read more

Answer:X220 - Access Connections Wireless issue - Driver disconnected while associating

 I share your pain with same Intel WiFi Link 1000 bgn.  After many, many hours yesterday I am now solidly running Wireless N at 144 Mbps on a LinkSys E4200, 99% reception from 30 feet away.   Previous to yesterday I could not get 'N' to work at all. First, if you have a newer dual frequency Router, this Intel adapter only supports 2.4ghz.. 1. I am using Access Connections 5.85, Windows 7 2. Router: 2.4 Ghz Network Mode: Mixed 3. On my LinkSys router Channel: Auto NEVER worked for either  'G' or 'N'.  I picked channel 4 by chance and things got better.  No further experiments.  3. Channel Width: Auto (20mhz or 40mhz). 4. Earlier forums indicate WPA2-P and AES must be selected.  That's what I am running. 5. Numerous references to "power" conflicts.  Set all Power Management to Maximum Power. (Control Panel -> Device Manager ->Network Adapters -> Intel WiFi Link 1000 bgn -> Power Management)(Access Connections -> Wireless Settings -> 4. Advanced Configuration-> Maximum Performance) If you followed these steps, Wireless G should be working stabily for you now. Now for the secret sauce to make Wireless N work:  go to http://communities.intel.com/message/82098#82098See Feb 3, 2010 post How to get 5100 AGN to connect at N speed?I am indebted to this guy. Save the instructions!  For some reason my EDGE 14 wireless totally quit this week and that... Read more

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Hi everybody!I am happy to announce that the problem in title has been solwed!To find out more, contact Oleh (mandriva64(at)gmail.com)!Hope you will make a donation for his work.  





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Answer:X220 16Gb 1866 + eGPU and 100% CPU Load or black screen issue is solved!

X220, IPS, Intel Core i7-2620m, 8 gb, Samsung 840 pro 256 gb, eGPU + Zotac AMP GeForce GTX 670.

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Hello everyone, I'm got a Lenovo X220 Tablet 4296-2YU, and I'm having some performance issues with it.It freezes for a few milliseconds (you can notice this while playing something on Youtube and you'll notice the audio is freezing for 0.001 ms, or watching the mouse cursor very closely and you'll see it is getting stuck)It also have poor boot time. Anyway, I look for the cause and found the following interesting event viewer notification attached here.It is not synced with the freezing issue on the timeline, but i think it is related. It says someting like : "the speed of processor 2 in group 0 is being limited by system firmware. the processor has been in this reduced performance state for..." Does anyone have this Warning message while using the computer ?You can look for it under: Computer manage -Event Viewer - Windows - System   As some of you may think, i already did a full check for :Windows updates - Fully updatedLenovos updates - Fully updatedHard Drive test - PassedCPU test - PassedGPU test - PassedMemory test - Passed

Answer:X220 Tablet 4296-2YU Performance issue with strange Event viewer warning

Lenovo 42962WU upgraded to 8gb of RAM here, Hi, I have experienced the same general slowness; very annoying. Thank you for checking the Event Viewer, didn't think of it.I have the exact same event listed; I googled it ("kernel processor power event 37", first result), turns out it's got to do with which power plan you're on; one that favourites too low of a performance bottlenecks the CPU, resulting in horribly low performance. The problem seems to completely go away when on a high performance power plan. I am fairly sure of which specific power settings to change, wouldn't mind confirmation though.Go to Power Manager in Advanced mode, to your favourite power saving plan and toggle System settings > System performance & CPU Deeper Sleep. 

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HiI owns x220 4290-BH7 model.I recently installed msata (MyDigitalSSD 128GB 50mm Bullet Proof mSATA) on x220.I did a fresh installation of Win7 32-bit on the msata with all the windows update and Lenovo - Updates and Drivers. When i dock or undock the x220 on ultrabase 3, the win7 freezes. I do not have this problem when i boot from my other/previous ssd (1.8") on regular hard drive slot. Is there any suggestion to fix the problem? Thanks.

Answer:x220 - computer freezes when x220 docks/undocks on ultrabase 3 with msata ssd

fyi.my other drive is intel x25-m sata ssd.

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Today my basically new x220 dropped from maybe 2 feet and the case ( where the heat grill is) broke a bit. The edge of the screen is split and the entire back and hinge where the monitor meets the keyboard is dented ( it looks as if the heat sink may be bent up. what are the steps I need to follow to get this fixed? I have ~270 days of warranty left.  There is a "compucom" service center near me, but what is the quickest way to get this repaired?

Answer:Help With repairing an in warranty x220? Damaged X220

Your standard warranty won't cover the repair on user induced damages.You should call Lenovo warranty to find out the best way to get it fixed. But i would imagine it won't be cheap.

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http://www.asiatechtrade.com/runcore/runcore-v-msata.html I might get this but I'm not sure about the compatibility as certain X220's are having problems with the msata port..

Answer:Will this msata work with the X220 / X220 Tablet?

I was keeping an eye on those too, but I'm sure they won't work on the X220s that have the mSATA recognition problem.Also, I would like to know the mSATA speed on the X220. Is is 3Gbps (Sata II) or 6Gbps (Sata III)?





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Hi all, The subject. Windows Log-in time takes too much time. Vefore it was like: Swipe finger - x220 starts - automatically goes through HDD and Master Password authorization - Windows starts - Fingerprint software starts - Automatically logs me in to the system- another 3-5 seconds until all software loads completely and I can start to work. Now it is like: Swipe finger - x220 starts - automatically goes through HDD and Master Password authorization - Windows starts - Fingerprint Software starts (5-6 sec longer than before) - Process of authorization (another 4-5 secs) - Login screen disappears and gray screen appears instead (another 4-5 secs) - Blank windows desktop (2-3 secs) - Another 3-5 secsonds until all software loads completely and I can start to work. Before it was very quick, probably 8 seconds from Fingerprint software start and to complete software load. I have SSD installed and it's S.M.A.R.T. is OK. I have tried to uninstall Fingerprint reader software and driver and start windows conventionally using my password. I have got my 8 seconds form Login screen to ready, so i assume the problem is in Fingerprint reader. What can I do? Thanks in advance.





X220, IPS, Intel Core i7-2620m, 8 gb, Samsung 840 pro 256 gb, eGPU + Zotac AMP GeForce GTX 670.

Answer:Probably Fingerprint Reader Issue. Windows Log-in takes too long. Windows Home Pro x64. X220 i7

I checked it here on some test systems and I'm not seeing any delay like that.  On my systems, it's like your "before" scenario.
 
I'm not really following what you are saying with the "after" scenario, especially the parts about the gray screen and blank windows desktop.  So can you take a video of the complete boot and post it?  Maybe it will help me understand what is happening.
 
If you can remember when this started happening, look in Control Panel -> Programs and Features and sort by install date.  See if you can find a software install/update that happened around the time you first noticed this problem.  I would be especially suspicious about anti-virus and security software.  And make sure you don't have RapidBoot installed on your system.   http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/ht075364
 
The fingerprint software (ThinkVantage Fingerprint Software) hasn't been updated in more than a year, so I don't think fingerprint software itself is causing this.  Probably it is interference from another application.

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I experience the following problem with a new one week old Lenovo X220 built with Intel Advanced-N 6205: After 3-5 hours it disconnects from a wifi router and would not be able to connect to it until I reboot the router. It happened the first time on Friday, I was connected to our Verizon FIOS router and after 5 hours I lost connection and won't be able to connect for 2 hours trying every possible thing until I rebooted  the router, what I didn't have to do with countless number of other laptops/cell phones. Now X220 loses wifi connection every 3 hours and won't be able to connect until the router is restarted. All other devices in a house work perfectly fine, my roommates probably already hate me for rebooting the router. Router: Actiontec M1424WR (Verizon FIOS) Other devices which were and still are able maintain connections with this router for many hours w/o similar problem:- my old Dell Latitude E6400- my Samsung Captivate cell phoneand bunch of other HP laptops, macbooks etc. What I tried and what did not help:- rebooting X220- turning X20 off/on- installing the latest drivers for Intel 6205 card for the Intel website- installing/uninstalling Intel Wifi tools and Access Connections- restoring from a backup (not a complete factory setting restore)- setting DNS/IPs manually for IPv4 and turning off IPv6 I tried to collect some logging with netsh tracing and it only tells that the driver disconnects during acquisition.Some clue I dis... Read more

Answer:Wifi issue with X220 (intel wifi card); It stops connecting to a router after 3 hours

When it is reproducible in Win 7, went to Ubuntu Live CD and everything works there.So the problem is either inside:- router- Win 7 Intel 6205 drivers including shipped and the latest one  I don't think it is that low level though as I thought, as in Win 7 it tries to reconnect each time disconnecting during "Identifying Network" stage, and setting IP, gateway and DNS manually do not help.  UPDATE: I was able to update Verizon FIOS router to the latest firmware and switched it from WEP to WPA just in case.

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Hi,What does Updated the CPU microcode mean, and how it improve performance or what kind of effect does this change have? Thanks





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Question: Which SSD for x220

Hi,I'm planning on ordering an x220 pretty soon, but I'm not sure which one to pick. There's one at 128 GB that just says Solid state, and one at 160, from Intel. Now, how much difference is there (besides the 32 GB, obviously)?Is it worth the extra money and more than 4 weeks shipping time?Thanks!

Answer:Which SSD for x220

The Intel X25-M 160 GB is a very reliable SSD, probably one of the best generation 2 SSD if not the best (I personally own one). The 128 GB one is made by Samsung and honestly, I don't know about it's performance. However, with the Intel X25-M 160 GB (maybe it is the Intel 320 series now and I can't say for sure that the same slow POST problem occurs for the 128 GB SSD), it would take approximately 14 seconds for your BIOS to POST compared to 7 seconds when using just a regular HDD. You can check the thread on the Slow BIOS POST TIME.  That really isn't a big issue as myy laptop still boots from powering up to loading firefox in about 40 seconds (with a bunch of programs such as MatLAB, LabVIEW, Norton Internet Security and all the factory installed software), but just the fact that I can potentially shave another 7 seconds out of 40 seconds annoys me. I would suggest at least 160 GB for a solid state drive, because at the end of the day, you will thank yourself for spending the extra money it does make a difference (I own a Crucial 128 GB SSD for my desktop and boy it fills up fast even with only programs, not videos or other storage files). Whether or not it's worth the 4 weeks shipping time is to your disgression. You may very well just purchase your own SSD on the side and just run the factory recovery disks on it, it's cheaper and less time consuming, but you lose the convenience factor of just letting Lenovo fix everything when something is wron... Read more

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Question: max x220 HDD

Hi, anyone knows the max HDD of x220? thank you!

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Question: Q re x220

I'm new to Thinkpad, looking at a decent use MBA laptop, wondered whether the x220 was significantly (=$200) better than the T420. I think I can get the x220 i5 inc slice for c. $1000 from the site, wondered whether there were any tips to buying cheap / at a particular time of year etc. I'm not a Lenovo plant, serious question. CheersMinkle

Answer:Q re x220

since you don't list the country where you reside, it is very hard to tell you which is what in terms of pricing. So if you will enlighten with the country you are residing in, then we can tell you answer to your question.

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I have SSD disc Lenovo PN: 45N7952 (it is Samsung MMCRE28G8MXP). I have used this disc in T60 and then X61 and would like to use it in X220. Unfortunately the disc bay in X220 is a bit slimmer, and adapter I have with SSD doesn't fit. I am unable to fuind another adapter, which would fit. Any suggestions? Thank you in advance.

Answer:SSD from X61 to X220

Fot X61 or T60 the SSD has to be in Lenovo 1.8'' - 2.5'' drive converter (SSD) - PN42W7888. For X220 I need a slimmer version of the converter...

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Question: x220 with LTE/4G ?

Hi anyone can confirm the x220 can run any new WWAN tht's suppours LTE/4G ? if yes .. which model ?

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Question: help help X220

Have bought one lenovo dos X220 ,but there always appear  intel(r) boot agent pxe base codecopyright (c)1997-2007,intel corporationPXE-E61?Media test failure,check cablePXE-M0F:Exiting intel Boot Agent and can not install Xp  How to resolve it  help me thanks

Answer:help help X220

I don't have my X220 handy right now, but you probably need to disable the PXE LAN Boot ROM option in the BIOS, or change the boot order for whatever media you're trying to install XP From, an external CDROM most likely.

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Please share if there is a RAM out there which works reliably. (Am too dumb to upgrade the BIOS or tweak some settings).  Has anyone succeeded at this? Thanks for sharing!













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Answer:16 GB RAM for X220?

Hix220 works with 2x8 GB RAM w/o issues, supports even 1600 Mhz if the BIOS version is 1.28 or earlier (not later). Corsair, Kingston, Samsung, Hynix...

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Question: X220 WEI of 6.3

Just a clean Win7 OS install on my X220, and my WEI score is now 6.3:  (This is first try after boot on the 65W adapter with charged battery installed.)





Hope that helps,JohnThinkPad T420s [ i7-2640M | 16GB | 1TB SSD | 1600x900 | 802.11n | BT | Cam | FR | Win8.1Pro64 ]

Answer:X220 WEI of 6.3

What was it before?

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  Hello, I recently got my x220 i7 2620m (4286) and i am getting WEI like: CPU: 3.4Memory Ram: 5.6Graphics: 4.4Gaming graphics: 5.7Primary hard disk: 5.9 I have all update up to date and my bios version is 1.26. Can someone help me? Thank you













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Answer:x220 i7 Very Low WEI

Is your setting in Power Manager set to Maximum when you run this test?Also, see if you've got any processes consuming CPU time in task manager (press CTRL+SHIFT+ESC to bring up task manager). look on the bottom for CPU Usage.

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Hi, Today I have received a X220, which is a beauty in itself. I am very happy with my first Thinkpad and can't praise it enough. However it comes as a shock to me to see that the market is empty of SSD cards that are 7.5mm thick.  Almost all cards are 9.5mm.  The Crucial M4 doesn;t fit in the Lenovo.  Only Intel 320 claims to have two versions the 9.5mm and 7.5mm and I can't find any shop that sells 7.5mm. This is a big disappointment. Can somebody from Lenovo please be so kind and advice me where I could purchase an Intel 320, 7.5mm in UK? Many Thanks,Houman

Answer:X220 - Where to buy a 7.5mm SSD?

[EDIT] Misread... There are actually no retail 7mm SSDs. I actually now of some Intel SSDs which are 7mm but are using a plastic spacer. As well as you can disassemble most of the SSDs to fit into it.You could also put an regular 9.5mm Drive into your X220. Just leave out the cage an fiddle a little bit. (german Forum: http://thinkpad-forum.de/threads/114959-HOWTO-Einbau-von-Festplatten-mit-9-5mm-Bauh%C3%B6he-%28z.B.-... ) But everything is taking some work an might void your warranty... [EDIT2] With a little search in this forum you could have found this, too http://forum.notebookreview.com/lenovo-ibm/572243-list-drives-compatible-x220.html

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I bought a machine and it was supposed to be an x201 but I am guessing it is an engineering prototype of an x220.  I will first try to return it, but I am trying to figure out options if I get stuck with it.  On a real x220, are the palmrest, keyboard bezel and LCD bezel really glossy (like mine) or are they supposed to be matte, like other thinkpads?

Answer:Anybody with an x220?

Matte is the standard surface finish.

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Question: Which SSD for X220

hello forum which SSD can i use for my X220 ? 320GB is not enough for my data thanks

Answer:Which SSD for X220

I just ordered the Intel 310 mSata because the cost for good capacity SSD drives are expensive, IMO, and I primarily want the SSD speed for the operating system and maybe a couple of applications.  Drive should arrive next week and I will install myself. Decided to go with Intel over other available mSata because the only other available mSata drives right now are from manufacturers I've never heard of, and I trust Intel.  (Even though the speed specs on other available mSata drives are better). Good luck with your decision.

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Hi, everyone, I just got a new X220, and I'm trying to figure out what to look for in terms of appreciating the IPS. (I indeed ordered it for the machine). It seems bright and fairly easily viewable at an angle, but I was kinda expecting more. Anyone? Also, I installed a fresh copy of Win 7 Pro. Does anyone know if there is some sort of Lenovo driver package combo I can install, instead of taking the time to individually download and install each driver separately?













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Answer:How can I tell if my X220 has IPS?

If you go to CONTROL PANEL, SYSTEM, and then DEVICE MANAGER, under MONITORS, the IPS monitor is listed as "Wide viewing angle & High density FlexView Display 1366 x 768". 

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I am concerned that with Win 7 x 64 and the various Lenovo programs, 128G will not be enough for say 60 Gig of storage (files etc.) Anyone here run 128G on their X220, and if so approx how much space is left over. Cheers

Answer:X220 128 SSD Enough?

i would suggest if you are worried about the storage space to get the 320 gigs platter and then get a mSATA 80 gigs drive as an aftermarket upgrade. This way you would have the best of both world.

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I'm planning on buying an OCZ SSD for my X220, but I'm not too familiar with the technical aspects of the SSD's. For example, I looked over their website and found things like SATA III, USB 3.0, mSATA, Max IOPS, and etc. I have no idea what most of these terms mean and am not even sure if these work for my laptop, so can someone give me a quick explanation for this and show me a SSD model thats good to use on the X220? I'm mainly looking for something with 120 GB. EDIT: I just read up somewhere that OCZ has reliability issues? Blue screen of death occurs often; is this true?

Answer:Which SSD is right for the X220?

Hi, OCZ from what I have read is not be best for reliability. They are the best for speed. Reliability it's more Intel that have that reputation, but they was hit by a firmware bug that was causing 8mo issue. They have released a patch since then. But some people report that they still experience that issue on their forum... So who knows if it's fixed... Crucial do the M4 series, they was know to have lag issue (like the computer hang for 30 secondes every 30 minutes) but they have fixed that issue in the firmware. SATA I, II, III it's the speed of the port. Your thinkpad X220 support up to Sata III. So that mean that you can use a SATA II SSD and it will works (it will be slower then a SATA III drive). But on the day to day usage, you won't see any difference in speed between a SATA II and a SATA III drive. mSATA it's an SSD with a different form factor, it's really small. You can add one like this in your X220. You have to install it under the keyboard (so it's a bit less user friendly to install). It's also slower then a regular SATA II or SATA III SSD. But it allow you to have it as a second drive in your X220. USB3.0 have nothing to do with the SSD, it's simply the new gen of USB port that are faster then USB 2.0. Max IOPS it's a unit to calculate the speed of the SSD. Don't bother much with that, any SSD will be fast enough to make you X220 boot under 20 secondes. Personnally I went with an Intel 160gb SSD mostly because that Inte... Read more

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Question: about IPS in X220

have used join in the Corporate Perks Exclusive Offer  and buy one I5 X220 and want to know is there the IPS in my X220? how to identify it ? pls help me

Answer:about IPS in X220

did you get the Premium LCD when you order it?

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Hey every one ..Spoiler (Highlight to read)  in the power manager they say that i'm using 100% of GPU while i'm not opening any programm or game !please help

Answer:GPU X220 100% always

Does it have only Intel HD or does it also have amd or nvidia?

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Hey, I recently put together a PC and I've been having problems with it since. When I initially built it, the specs were:

i7 920 2.67GHz
Asus p6t Motherboard
8gb RAM
500gb Sata II HD
ATI Radeon HD 3870x2 (the card with with 2 GPU's)
500W unbranded PSU
1 added 120m coolermaster fan

Shortly after I started using my PC there was a power surge that knocked the power supply out. I recently got a new power supply. A 650W Silverstone PSU that I thought was more than enough for this. The problem that would occur now is that the computer would restart during games and sometimes while processing/rendering videos in adobe premiere.

When I would enable the 'crossfire' option on my card (to enable both GPU's to work) the computer would no longer just 'restart' the entire screen would hang or the colours would go out of sync shortly after which I'd have to restart the computer. This having happened I assumed the problem was with the graphics card, not the new 650W silverstone I got. I upgraded to a newer card; Asus Nvidia Geforce GTX460 768mb. The specs are now as follows:

i7 920 2.67GHz
Asus p6t Motherboard
8gb RAM
500gb Sata II HD
Asus Nvidia Geforce GTX460 768mb
650W silverstone PSU
1 added 120m coolermaster fan

After upgrading, games like modern warfare 2 will restart in missions that has a lot of smoke, during a standard windows assessment process the computer will also restart.

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Answer:PC restart during graphic-intensive tasks. PSU issue? GPU issue? Mobo issue?

You've got Asus motherboard, hence the first thing I'll look at considering the issues you are having, is at RAM settings/voltage in the board's BIOS, these should be exactly the same as on RAM packaging, but even that doesn't guarantee that it may not be the issue, so basically you'll need to fiddle around a bit with settings/voltage in case default specs doesn't work.

You may also consider stress testing your graphic card using OCCT (including vRam). Regards
 

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Question: X220 won't Boot

1. The power switch button is not working always.2. Have to clear CMOS by disconnecting CMOS battery. (before clear CMOS, laptop won't boot anyway)3. Then, plug in power cable, the laptop power on itself without press any button.4. CMOS error -- time and date need to be reset5. If I didn't reset CMOS, the laptop will turn off and turn on again, show same error information.6. Ignore the resetting requirement. The laptop will start Windows. You can use it. (power switch button still not working) Back to step 4, if I reset the date and time, then the laptop goes back to step 1.  I have replaced CMOS battery, still have the same issue.Do you have any suggestion? MOBO failed? Power switch button problem? Update CMOS? 

Answer:X220 won't Boot

Ignore items 2-5. The machine will always do that if you pull the CMOS battery. I would try a different keyboard (power switch)

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With all the problems noted in the forum I'd like to add an optimistic report and say that my X220 has no problems. I have the i7 cpu, 8gb, Intel SSD, and I installed an Intel 310 80gb SSD as a second drive in the WWAN slot myself.The performance is excellent with the lowest score being 6.2 for graphics. The processor scores 7.1, the memory 7.5 and the SSD 7.7.The only slight difficulty I have found is that the PasswordManager app causes problems with Firefox. I'm also a little disappointed that the slice battery is not available here in the UK yet. Overall I'm delighted with the X220 - it's the best portable I have owned up to now!

Answer:New X220 with no problems

welcome to the forum!
 
glad to hear some positive news for a change.   thanks for posting your experience.   we certainly appreciate it.   judging by your username we weren't sure how this post was going to turn out.
 
the slice battery is a rare beast right now.   hopefully it will be coming to your market soon.

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Question: x220 cpu upgrade

Is it possible to upgade cpu on x220 to i7 3517u, Does bios support this cpu?













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Answer:x220 cpu upgrade

The CPU is soldered into the mainboard, a swap is not possible, you'll need to swap the entire motherboard.
 
The most powerful CPU available is the Core i7-2640M IIRC.
 

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hi just got my X220 and i want to partition the c drive. any ideas where to start?













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Answer:How to partition X220

anyone tried GParted Live CD to partition X220?

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Question: PCI driver x220

PCI driver not installed for a X220. (code 28)I am not able to locatie the download link on the Lenovo support site. 

Answer:PCI driver x220

Hi Ricm,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
Run ThinkVantage system update utility, this will check for the latest drivers and application for your system.
 
Hope this helps.
 
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar





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Question: x220 Release

When is the Canadian release date for the X220 thinkpad, and where will I be able to buy it?

Answer:x220 Release

Hello connorsedgewick, welcome to Lenovo forum!

I think there´s no special release day, till the new models will appear on the websites officially.

My suggestion or tip: So check out the websites and known dealers for further informations.

kind regards
Andreas

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Question: Fans for x220

There were warnings about X220 over- heating everywhere before I bought it with a i7 processor also rumored  to run hot.   And even though my X61 fried after only 3 years, i bought x220 anyway.   Just before New Years the fan gets noisy and New year's eve the computer gets very hot and shuts off..Giving me "FAN ERROR" on reboot.. There are (2) P/Ns  04W0435N and 04W0436N --WHY?)And, I cannot discern which is the "right" one and with no specs  I can't find part through 3rd party. - So I am obliged to go in que after que to talk to Tech Support.  Had to give full "Rank and Serial #" multiple times and wait for techto confirm part # then wait for Case Number A04M3YYthen go in to a que to pay-- the entire process took 1.5 hours!!!!I need a "New Fan" and a BIG one after this run around with Lenovo...horrible!!!  I tell you, horrible.  Compunded by the fact that I must have the part hand delivered to Guatemala and the people are leaving Tommorrow... so i get snagged on shipping, too

Answer:Fans for x220

Sorry to hear about your trialing times with Lenovo. The correct part no for the x220 fan and heatsink assy. is 04W0435 taken directly from Lenovo's parts list for the x220(see http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/product-and-parts/detail.page?&LegacyDocID=MIGR-77191*).  There is no higher capacity fan to the best of my knowledge.  Other temporary steps you might have taken are blowing out the dust from the fan area and using a tiny amount of light oil on the fan bearing and then manually spinning the fan with compressed air to work in the oil. I also have an x220 with an I7 processor and can run hot but only in turbo or super turbo modes.  I use tpfancontrol software to deal with this and it works great not only to keep the cpu cool but also to save battery power. Incidently,  I have found ebay a reliable and much more economical alternative to ordering parts from IBM provided you have the time to wait for shipping. Good luck

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Hi!So my monitor was fine all these times and all of a sudden it started to flicker. The only thing I can remember is the battery died so this sudden symptom kind of boggles me.  Please bear with me as I try to explain the problem. So the monitor blinks on and off and I can see what is on the screen before it turns off then back on again. It does the same thing in BIOS, Windows (hd1) and RHEL (hd2). I see the keyboard power led green link blink randomly on and off, the caps lock light won't turn on when I push it and also if I try to logon or type, there is a delayed response and sometimes it doesn't recognize what I pushed whether in terminal or BIOS. I tried these things to try and narrow down the problem: 1. I reseated the lcd video connector.2. I reseted the keyboard.3. I tried another lenovo keyboard.4. With the lcd plugged in still, and I try to attach and external monitor on vga/DP, the external would never show anything. You can see it recognized the signal but before it showed anything it would go to sleep. The laptop lcd would not show anything with an external plugged.5. I removed the laptop lcd and plugged in an external monitor. It doesn't flicker anymore in bios, but there is a delay in what I type on the lenovo keyboard and sometimes it doesn't recognize key presses. When I load windows the external montior goes to sleep and the keyboard power led blinks on and off and I can hear the fan turn on and off constantly. When I load RHEL, it ... Read more

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I have an older x220 laptop.  I'm concerned the fan is not working.  It doesn't seem to turn on (ever).  How can I test it?  Any suggestions on video/tutorial for replacing it (if necessary)? I was sitting w/ my laptop in bed last night and noticed it seemed very hot.  I downloaded a temperature program and it was running 90-92 degrees.  The fan never seems to turn on.  I don't know if it's because I'm missing a driver when I wiped the PC and loaded Windows 8 or what.  Any thoughts appreciated. Thanks for your time ! 

Answer:X220 FAN - WORKING?

Hi,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to hear that fan in your Lenovo ThinkPad X220 doesn?t seem to work properly.
 
The temperature range you have mentioned is totally inacceptable. Your hardware will wear and tear faster if it's continuously running at high temperature. It also leads to auto shutdown and also premature system failure.
 
Ensure that air vents are not blocked and there is a proper air flow. Start using compatible cooling pads which will help in the flow of cool air into the underside vents of the laptop. The higher the load the hotter a computer will run and Windows 8 has more processes hence more load. But can?t suspect Windows 8 alone to cause the overheating issue. Clean out the vents and fan and make sure that it is dust free.
 
Refer here to see how the device has to be disassembled.
 
Hope this helps!
 
Best regards,
Mithun.





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Question: 1.39 bios for x220

Why is there a bootable cd image but no update utility? I've always used the utility in the past because I do not have an external cd drive. Is it possible to boot the cd image from a usb stick?













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Answer:1.39 bios for x220

Looks like a mistake in updating the website.
You can access the 1.39 BIOS using these direct links:
 
readme:  http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles/8duj25us.txt
Windows updater:  http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles/8duj25us.exe

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Question: x220 motherboard

My Thinkpad x220 laptop's motherboard failed all of a sudden. ( it is not turning on with or without battery). When I got it checked , I was told that power IC had gone and no spare Power IC is available1)How can I figure out the exact FRU of my laptop . I have serial number of the laptop.2)I think the laptop's motherboard had Intel i5 processor.. Now can I purchase x220 motherboard with FRU 04Y1834 i7 2640M and replace the failed motherboard?

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Question: x220 issues

Hi I have following problems with my x220: 1) the laptop has powered down twice in win7. Both times temps were 60-75C range, and laptop had fully charged battery with ac connected. shutdowns occured about week apart. 2) also on 3 occasions when shutting down laptop from win7, the pc doesn't seem to shut down completely. screen goes off but thinkpad indicators (bluetooth, battery) stay on, and unplugging/replugging ac still makes the bleep sound. 3) on one occasion after this uncomplete shutdown the machine would refuse to power up. although the machine did power up normally again after removing battery for second. I've done memory test which where Ok. Battery seems to be ok, the machine works fine 4-5 hours on battery. On both cases the machine was ac blugged, and it just shut down without any warning. Event log shows nothing else than that unexpected shutdown logged. Performance seems normal and average use temps are 50-60C range. In games I tested temps go up to 80-85C range. So I don't think temps are causing these issues. I'm looking for ideas how to troubleshoot these problems. Warranty is expired.     

Answer:x220 issues

Hi Zeropack101,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
As per the query we understood that you are facing issue with auto shutdown on your ThinkPad X220.
 
Have you checked if the system fan is running normally?
Check booting the system into safe mode option.
I also suggest to run ThinkVantage system update utility to update all the drivers and application from that, also update system BIOS.
 
Hope this helps.
 
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar





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Hi there I have a X220; which I've been using fine for about one year and wireless was working fine. I've just had to re-install Windows 7 Professional. Since the re-install, I have no wireless at all.... and yes, the external switch is on.- No adaptor in Windows.- No light on the front panel (bluetooth light is there).If I turn the external switch off and on, bluetooth turns off and on, but nothing from wireless.Any ideas as what the problem may be? Thanks in advance for any help.













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Answer:X220 - No wireless.

why did you reinstall the OS? was there a specific problem? when was the last time you used the wireless?Have you changed any security settings in the BIOS lately? Dropped the machine?

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hi have a new x220. after programming whole last day, i tried this morning to start up the laptop again. but it does not work.  first i pressed the power button and the green power light was going on and after less than 1 sec it was out again, like the whole machine.  i removed the battery, does not start - after leaving it out for 10 min and trying the whole process again. the machine was powered on but the display was not working.  after a hard power off, somestimes the power button was blinking when i tried to start the laptop. can anybody help me out whats wrong with the machine?

Answer:x220 - does not start

First some questions to get a clue about your problem:Can you get another power adaptor to eliminate it as the source of the error?Did you notice something special while programming or at the time you shut your system down? (system errors, strong heat, strange noises)What do you mean by "the screen is not working"? Do still see the subtle change of the backlight when powering on? Does the fan start spinning?Have you tried several combinations like w/ battery + w/o power adapter, w/ battery + w/ power connector or w/o battery + w/ power connector?Have you tried to remove your harddrive and then power up your system? (it should only go as far as harddrive detection)Do you have one or two RAM modules? If you have two try to remove them by turns.Have you discharged your battery to 0%? (a deep discharge can prevent a recharge sometimes)





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i'm in upgrade modegoing from my old (E-450) x121e (1.65ghz amd apu) to a new(ish) model...Storage and RAM seems unchanged and so compatible (i'll be able to transfer 2x4gb ram and a 128ssd from the existing system.)But core i5 or i7 any advice?Is the i7 worth the additional heat/cost? (on ebay prices, £20-30 extra)

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Today when I pressed the power button to turn on my CPU the only thing that happened was the light that illuminates the keyboard turned on briefly and an orange light flickers once on the mute and microphone buttons, the cap locks light also turns on briefly. But the screen remains blank and the power button remains green. To turn off I have to press the power button for about 2 seconds. It is plugged in, so not a battery issue. I did notice that the last few times I turned on the computer when it did work a message would appear briefly saying that something (can't remember exactly what) was in recovery state, so that could be related... Any advice or help would be great! Paul

Answer:X220 not turning on!

take off the battery and ac adapter, press the on/off button 10 times and then replug everything back. If that doesn't work, then you may need to seek warranty.

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Want to add USB 3.0 via expresscard adapter to my i5-2520. Found the following on Amazon--which is best (fast, reliable)? Flush Expresscard express [AKE] to USB 3.0 34mm w/power cable, $14.95 AKE 5gbps BC618T 54mm 2-port USB 3.0 expresscard, supports Win 7, $9.10 Startech.com 2-port Expresscard 54mm SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Card Adapter (ECUSB3S254F), $37.24 Not flush J-Tech Digital 2-port Expresscard SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Expresscard adapter (34mm?), $24.99 Anker Digital 2-port SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Expresscard adapter 34/54mm (Renesas drivers), price? Oyen Digital 2-port Expresscard SuperSpeed USB 3.0 adapter, $17.95 [reputedly 4x speed of USB 2.0] IOGEAR Superspeed USB 3.0 Expresscard GEU302, w/pwr supply, $44.24 Thanks!

Answer:X220 USB 3.0 expresscard-which is best?

I would like to inform you that your system is compatible with USB 1.1 and 2.0. If you want to use the USB 3.0 via express card, may be Bios is not compatible with USB 3.0.  However, you can update the Bios from the mentioned below web link and after that you can try with USB 3.0 express card.
 
http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles/8duj14us.exe
 
 





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Hi, I have an X220 with a broken fan. How long should it take to replace the fan? Erich













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Answer:how does it take to repair a X220 fan

Welcome to the forum!
 
It will mainly depend how familiar are you with disassembling notebooks.
 
By coincidence I was doing a general overhaul of my new old X220 yesterday. Including fan clean up, renewing CPU thermal paste, a general clean up & inspection plus replacing a damaged LCD panel took me about one hour all in all.
 
I guess an expert hand can do it in much less time.
 
To replace the fan you need to remove pretty much everything. You can see the necessary steps in the Lenovo Maintenance Manual, which can be downloaded from here: click me!
 
Hope this helps!

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i have the x220 with intel i7 chip and one of the 3 usb ports is suppose to usb 3.0 - which one is it? thanks!













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Answer:x220 - which is the usb 3.0 port?

I don't know where the USB 3 port on the X220 are located, but it should be blue if you look into the USB port. Blue is USB 3.0 and yellow can give power even when the computer is off. For example to charge your cellphone.
 
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