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Ethernet connection issue for X220

Question: Ethernet connection issue for X220

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.

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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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Hello, since Saturday, my wired connection has been having serious issues. After several minutes I repeatedly lose and regain connection, and it gradually worsens until I am more disconnected than I am connected, making it near impossible to browse the web. It seems to mainly disconnect when I'm actually actively using the internet. I've had both the laptop and the modem for a while, no major changes there in updates or anything like that.

I have obviously rebooted both my laptop and the modem several times, unplugged and replugged everything. I can connect to the modem via WiFi, so it doesn't seem to be a direct compatibility issue between the two. Other computers in my house can connect to the modem via wire no problem, so it doesn't look like it's the modem Ethernet connection either. I've tried three separate wires, none solve the issue, so not that either. I tried connecting to a friend's modem via cable, which posed no issues, so it's not the port itself that is damaged. I have reinstalled the network adapter driver software (Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller 10.2.703.2015), to no avail.

I have an ASUS R752L laptop, and a Proximus b-box 3 modem. I ordered a USB-Ethernet adapter when I thought it might be the port, so I'll see if that works when it arrives, but I doubt it. Any help at all would be very much appreciated!
 

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Hey all, I've recently got tired of attempting to finding a reliable signal through my wireless card, and thought I would drill through to the office and wire an ethernet cable to my router from my pc.
I wired the cat5 cable myself and it connects fine to the xbox, however when using it with the pc it doesn't find any connection. The ethernet port has lights and flashes as if it is working, and I have also tried with another router so I'm pretty sure it's either a faulty port (although the lights work) or a setting somewhere on windows or the bios. Or maybe a driver issue?
Im baffled and wondered if anyone could help?
Thanks in advance!

Answer:Ethernet connection issue

Make sure the adaptor is enabled - device manager, network adaptors. If all else fails, an ethernet card would probably solve the problem.

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My xbox can connect to a wifi signal but usually can't get through a multiplayer game without lagging out. Every time I plug an ethernet cord into my xbox from my router I immediately lose all connection until I restart the router and sometimes I also have to restart the Xbox with it. I've gone through the troubleshooting but it still makes me restart everything to connect via cord. When this happens any device connected by ethernet cable lose connection too but the wifi still works. Like I said the toubleshooting tells me to just unplug my router/modem and plug it back in but it seems like I shouldn't have to do that every time. Any help/suggestions would be appreciated, thanks!

Router: Netgear Nighthawk X4, Model R7500
 

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Well. I had an internet issue, but i thought it was an error inside my computer. so I did abunch of virus scans etc. and then reinstalled my pc. at a friends house.. well reinstalled xp.. and then I got back home. connected my ethernet cord into my laptop, and then plugged my internet box in and then it still didnt work. like some websites wouldnt work meaning facebook etc. and it says something about my default gateway when I ran an MSN Repair after saying I couldnt log in.. I really need this fixed and not sure but Its something with the hardware I dont have much of a clue. im running on a new reinstalled system of windows, and not sure. but need this cleared up asap.. pleasee help mai :P ..

Answer:Connection / Ethernet issue. * Important *

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I consider myself generally pretty knowledgeable about computers in general but these issues have me stumped.

The first problem with my laptop (HP Pavilion DV6, Windows 7) Is that the physical wireless adapter button is broken. In the off position. My first question is, is there any way to turn it back on without the button?

My second problem is that, because I have no wireless internet, I attempted to use an internet cable to plug into the wall internet at home and at school. Guess what, total failure. It says it is connected locally, but no internet connection. I tested the cable on other comps, it is good. The wall internet works fine on other computers. Obviously the wireless internet isn't interfering because its stuck on disabled. What whats the problem??
 

Answer:Issue with Ethernet connection and WiFi

This might work to turn on the wireless.

Open Network and Sharing Center
In the left pane click Manage Network Connections.
Right Click your Wireless Connection to pull up the Options box.
Should show "Enable" at the top. Click.
What does an IPCONFIG /ALL show for the wired connection?

From a JohnWill post.
Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
(For Vista or 7 type CMD in the Search box after Start)

Type the following command:

IPCONFIG /ALL

[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.
 

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I am running a custom rig, MOBO: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0, GPU: R9 290, CPU AMD fx-8350, W10 64bit

Recently I had a battle with malware/trojan virus that I eventually won, I was able to get back to full usage and was gaming and everything was good. Woke up the next day and couldn't get online. I did the whole router check and no problems there, my other devices were online and working great. I hook up with an ethernet and I am able to connect to the router but it says "no internet". I reset my ip connections and even reinstalled my Drivers, still not working.

I need to get this back online for my work and personal life. Please help me as I have reached the end of my skills in regards to network problems.
 

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Mod Edit: Moved to Am I Infected from WIN 10 ~~ boopmeHey, I've just started to have this issue, I assume it's got to do with DNS servers perhaps or Ipv6 or Ipv4 but I have no idea how I can resolve this, I have uninstalled and removed the network driver 3 times to ensure it wasn't the issue.I had downloaded a program that was riddled with malware (rookie mistake) and it happened to do this a day later (I assume it's due to the malware). I have since cleared my PC from all malware using and checking with rKill, MTB, JRT and AdwCleaner. EDIT: Ethernet cable is running directly to motherboard LAN Port, I opted to download the drivers based on the motherboard from ASUS' website because there is not DVD drive in the PC.Specs:AMD FX-8350ASUS M5A78L-M LX V216GB DDR3 RAMAMD R9 280x120GB ADATA SSD (OS and boot drive)2TB Seagate HDD Windows 10 PRO 64-bitMTB LOG:MiniToolBox by Farbar Version: 17-06-2016
Ran by Peter (administrator) on 06-10-2016 at 18:26:51
Running from "E:\"
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro (X64)
Model: System Product Name Manufacturer: System manufacturer
Boot Mode: Normal
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Answer:Windows 10 Network Connection Issue - Ethernet

None of the scans you ran is capable of removing any malware.  The tools needed to scan for malware or viruses can not be used in the Windows forum.  I will request that this topic be moved to the Am I Infected forum where you can run the scans I've suggested below.  If no malware is found you can request a Moderator to reopen this in the Windows 10 forum.
 Please run Malwarebytes AntiMalware
 
Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. 
 
1)  Double-click on mbam-setup.exe, then click on Run to install the application, follow the prompts through the installation.
 
2)  Malwarebytes will automatically open.  You will see an image like the one below, click on Update Now.  
 
 
3)  Click on Settings, you will see a image like the one below.
 
 
When Settings opens click on Detection and Protection, then under Non-Malware Protection, click on the down arrow for PUP (Potentially Unwanted Programs) detections and select Treat detections as malware.  Under Detection Options place a check in the box for Scan for rootkits
 
4)  Click on Scan (next to Settings), then click on Scan Now.  The scan will automatically run now.
 
5)  When the scan is complete the results will be displayed.  Click on Delete All.
 
 
6)  Please post the Malwarebytes log.
 
To find your Malwarebytes log,download mbam-check.exe from here and save it to your desktop.
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Hi guys. Bit of a "first world problem" here i know but it is slightly irritating and really would appreciate any help

There is 2 computers and 2 virgin superhubs in the house i live in (not both mine) both ethernet connected. Occasionally i have to unplug my superhub and connect my desktop computer to the Wifi on the other hub which is in the next room.

My computer obviously "remembers" the password for the wifi and i used to be able to just unplug my hub and it would automatically connect to the wifi without me having to do anything.

Since switching to Windows 10, when i unplug my hub, it says that it is connected to the wifi however it says "limited" and no websites work, effectively not connected even though it says it is.

To solve it i have to leave my hub unplugged and restart my computer and it connects instantly and works. Whilst that isn't a huge problem, i sometimes could do without having to save what i'm doing just to restart the computer as i have never had to do this before.

The same problem also occurs in reserve if you get me. Disconnecting the Wifi and then plugging in the hub, it also says limited connection until i restart the comp. Virgin Media have been of no help whatsoever, to be honest I didn't expect them to be as it seems like a computer/windows problem.

Any help please on how to fix this? Thanks in advance

Answer:Switching from ethernet connection to Wifi issue

One thing I've had better luck with is using a Network Switch for Ethernet connections between computers and the Router.

Something I did the other day was install a Range Extender, this one in fact:
Amazon.com: D-Link Wireless AC1200 Dual Band Wi-Fi Gigabit Range Extender Accessories
It improved reception of the Blu-Ray device with NetFlix they use, gives a better signal for watching movies, should work with a computer's Wi-Fi. I put it about half way between the Router and the TV [2 walls between the Router and TV].

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I use a BT Broadband extender that has worked perfectly for a couple years now, extender meaning router to socket, and socket to pc connection. Today I went to make dinner and came back and my pc will no longer connect. Troubleshooting shows an error stating there is no valid ip address, I have tried resetting the ip and restarting my pc, my router and the extenders. They all still work perfectly fine for my housemates and their internet connection is also working perfectly fine. I thought perhaps the ethernet wire I am using is faulty, but replacing with one that works shows that it is not the wire. Sometimes when I run the trouble shooter it also states there are no errors but it still will not connect.

I have no idea what to try anymore and any help would be appreciated.
 

Answer:No valid ip address error, ethernet connection issue

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X220, about a year old. Worked perfectly then suddenly it would lose ethernet connection. The adapter would just shut off like it wasn't even there. Went through updating everything, bios, etc. and still isn't consistent. Will stay for 5 minutes or so and then die, or just die right away. So I put this back to completely stock from the factory and did all Windows and Lenovo updates. Still have this problem. Is there a fix? Can I replace this card? It says "Device cannot start. (Code 10)" in Device manager, and says I have the most current drivers.

Answer:X220 NIC broken? Wired ethernet only

You probably know that this is *usually* a driver problem. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943104 I would try booting to safe mode (F8 at boot) and uninstalling the device and all drivers from device mgr. Then reboot into normal mode and see if it re-discovers the device. 

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So i was playing the game League of Legends, then at one point ping suddenly raised, checked my connection and it was on wireless, when i have my ethernet cable plugged in, at first i thought it was a cable problem or a modem, so i restarted my modem, but i used the same ethernet cable on a different laptop and it worked fine. Looked on the device manager to see what was up and the ethernet controller adapter wasn't there, only the wireless and Bluetooth was left. Looked for the newest realtek lan driver on the manufacturers website (lenovo) since i couldn't find one for windows 8.1, i downloaded the newest one from the windows 8 tab. Downloaded that, and when i tried to install it i get the error 'The realtek network controller was not found. If deep sleep mode is enabled please plug the cable. So after this i went into the BOIS to see if deep sleep was enable there and it wasn't, so for good measures i enabled it, restarted and disabled, restarted deep sleep. Tried to reinstall but the same error pops up. Tried the intel system identification utility to see if it could detect my network card, but it just says not detected. Now i don't really know why this suddenly happened, i play league all the time with no problems. help please :/ 

Answer:Ethernet Controller Adapter disappeared from device manager, ethernet connection won't work.

Try restoring to a date where you think you have the ethernet working.

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Thre are many issues discussed about trackpad problem. My problem comes in the trackpad when X220 is connected to Ethernet port. The curser is not stable and it jumps aout 1/2 cm right and left withlout any figer movement, It vibrates on its own when only finger  is placed on the touchpad. This does not happen when Ethernet port is diconnected even with 90w adapter or 65w adapter plugged in. It comes with Ethernet only.  The same preoblem comes again when VGA port is connected to Projector. In my case problm has no affect with any power adapter.(90 or 65 w) plugged in. This is so problametc that simple tasks of selection is delayed or wrong selection is made. Need Help/Solution anyone.Thanks,  Installed all latest drivers availabe end March 1012 along with trackpad driver (15.3.39.1) Model ThinkPad X220 (4286-CTO)Core i7 2.8 Ghz8 GB RAM 160 GB Intel SSDFinger Print ReaderHD Camera, 720pIntel Centreno Advance N 6205 (2x2 Antenna) WiFiIPS Display  ~Haider  

Answer:X220 Trackpad curser movement with Ethernet plugged in and with VGA connected to projector

Hello Haider1223 and welcome to Lenovo community,
 
You have already updated all the system drivers, usually updated driver version of UltraNav resolve the issue.
 
Kindly update the BIOS and check if the issue gets resolved.
http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles/8duj15us.exe
 
If the issue continues then you need to reinstall the Operating System.
 
 
Best Regards,
Tanuj

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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.

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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okay this is sort of weird, on my other computer my ethernet connection is fine (according to the router and the back of the computer) but then when i try to use ie or any other internet based programs it says theres no internet connection. the last time i used the internet that day was when i was removing some spyware and then after i restarted the internet stopped working.
help if you can, if you need tech specs ill post them later im really busy right now tho
thanks!
 

Answer:internet connection lost, ethernet connection fine

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Hello all, I have a rather odd problem I personally have never encountered, maybe some of you big brains can help me figure it out.

I have a Att (Westell) 7550 Dsl router broadcasting wireless at 1.5 megs.

I connect to this router with 2 different machines. A laptop ( Acer 5552 ), and
a desktop computer ( self built ) whose mobo is an Asus M2N4 - SLI, and is running win xp pro sp3. It is connected via ethernet through it's onboard gigabit ethernet port, which uses Nforce drivers for it's
adapter.

Yes, 1.5 sucks, but it is fine for general use, I am the only person using it, and im in a rural area with no alternative.

My laptop connects and uses this wireless signal with no problems, I am even able to play games like World Of Warcraft and other non-broadband intensive games on it.

My desktop, which has the latest nforce ethernet drivers, connected via ethernet, is in most cases not usable at all. It connects and I get the standard 100mbps connection notification, yet, it usually cannot
even load a web page completely. I open its status dialog and see that packet flow is very slow. I have tried rolling back the driver, this does not help. I have deleted the driver altogether and rebooted the machine, this does not help. Other than this, my desktop runs the way it should, I built it, and would consider myself an advanced computer user, so, I do not believe it is my machine. I have looked for obtuse registry entries and services as culprits, but I can find ... Read more

Answer:Solved: Wireless connection faster than my ethernet connection???

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I am trying to set up a new Thinkpad laptop to work on my HOME workgroup and on a new OFFICE workgroup. I have used the HOME workgroup for many years, with many computers, without a problem, but this is the first time I have needed to set up two networks, and a laptop that works on both (I got a new Thinkpad, and rented a new office at the same time - big mistake).

- I am trying to configure the laptop to belong to the OFFICE workgroup, but have access to computers/shared devices from the HOME workgroup when I am on the home network, and of course share the Internet connection on both networks.

- Both networks have a Wireless Router with firewall - the one at HOME is a Linksys - the one at the OFFICE is a Netgear.

- Because of the firewall in the router, I have turned off Windows Firewall (although interestingly, it seems to turn on by itself quite often on the Thinkpad - another issue i need to get to the bottom of).

- HOME network is cable/cable modem, OFFICE is a T-1.

- I am trying to use IBM's "Access Connections" tool to create two network profiles, so that I can easily switch from OFFICE to HOME. The HOME wifi is unsecured, while the office is WEP.

Both the wired (ethernet) and wireless connections work fine at the office, but at home, the wired connection cannot renew the IP address, and so IBM Access Connections automatically fires up the wireless radio, and is only able to connect that way.

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Answer:Wireless Connection Works, Ethernet Connection Doesn't

Check the cable, that's the most likely suspect.
 

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Hi,I've bought the Lenovo X220 uncomplete laptop. There were missing some parts, as touchpad. I found the one at ebay and bought. But when I got it, proved that the tape which connects the one with the motherboard is too thin. I need much wider one. It looks that there are 2 different types for different laptops. Anybody can tell me what's the FRU number of the wide tape which I need?

Answer:X220 touchpad connection tape

Can you tell us the FRU numbers of the parts you purchased?

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Hello everybody. After a month, I updated lenovo product via new version of update manager, and it also updated Access Connections 5 (connections manager) from version 5.86 to actually 5.97, reboot, and after it, this utility is wofking, but all connetions are disabled (grey) and cant be used-switched. I tried to create a new one, same problem.Wired and wireless adapters are working properly, but i have to configure it manualy (ip, mask...), i offen choose locations, this utility is very useful for me. I have latest drivers, all avaliable from lenovo or MS is there. Thank you for your ideas... Martin add> now i found, that in "Manage wireless radio" is just bluetooth, wireless isn`t there... it seems like it disappeared from lenovo products... sh*t

Answer:X220 access connection 5 disfunction

Downgrade AC to version 5.93 (uninstall 5.97 firstly). You can find old version on Lenovo' site, look out readme.txt file for newst current version of AC.

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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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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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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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I have an X220 (4287XF5) that runs well and it's a joy to use, except for why I'm posting.  The machine is new since June 2012.  I have solid Ethernet Internet connection and that is how I connect to the Internet now.  Wireless is Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 and its driver is 14.2.0.10.  Wireless worked for a time, though flaky, for several weeks.  It would drop and then I would have to reconnect.  Now I can't even do that.  When I try to connect wireless at at home (cable and Cicso Linksys wireless) or at my office (DSL and Netgear wireless), I get the following message: "Your computer appears to be correctly configured, but the device or resource (DNS) server is not responding." I have used the Lenovo software to keep drivers up to date. So, how can I resolve this? Doug X220, 16GB Crucial memory, 256GB Samsung 830 SSD HD, Bluetooth, Win7 64 Pro.

Answer:X220 wireless internet connection not functioning

To further clarify: Three other laptops at home have no trouble connecting wirelessly to the router.  One of those is my trusty four-year old T61 (a T9300, 7658CTO).  The only problem is with my X220.  That suggests that the problem is not with router settings but with something in the X220 itself. Thanks for weighing in. Doug I7 2.7 X220, 16GB Crucial memory, 256GB Samsung 830 SSD HD, Bluetooth, Win7 64 Pro.  

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Dear forum I run Arch Linux on a Lenovo ThinkPad X220. I have no trouble with the wlan connection when i use the notebook alone. The wlan connection is also stable when i use the notebook plugged in the UltraBase with the lid open. But when I use the notebook plugged in the dockingstation with the lid closed my wlan connection drops regularely to about 2 Mbps and gets very unstable. My X220 has an Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 wlan network controller:$ lspci | grep 6205
03:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Centrino Advanced-N 6205 [Taylor Peak] (rev 34)The network controller uses the iwlwifi driver, that comes with the current Arch linux-firmware package:$ pacman -Ss linux-firmware
core/linux-firmware 20150206.17657c3-1 [Installiert]
Firmware files for LinuxI didn't change any options of the kernel module, everything runs in default mode:$ modinfo -p iwlwifi
swcrypto:using crypto in software (default 0 [hardware]) (int)
11n_disable:disable 11n functionality, bitmap: 1: full, 2: disable agg TX, 4: disable agg RX, 8 enable agg TX (uint)
amsdu_size_8K:enable 8K amsdu size (default 0) (int)
fw_restart:restart firmware in case of error (default true) (bool)
antenna_coupling:specify antenna coupling in dB (default: 0 dB) (int)
wd_disable:Disable stuck queue watchdog timer 0=system default, 1=disable (default: 1) (int)
nvm_file:NVM file name (charp)
uapsd_disable:disable U-APSD functionality (default: Y) (bool)
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I have a pretty new 220X Tablet, it had been working great for the last 2 month, then suddenly, I got no wireless connection, everything shows normal connection, the laptop can read the router, there is good signal, I had check everything possible but nothing, I do have connection in my old Thinkpad T400, and my iPod but not in my X220, the other day I was able to fix the problem disconnecting and reconnecting the router and my X220 simply came back to life but I had try that again but no success, any idea what to do? Thank you very much for your help.

Answer:Problem with my wireless connection on my new X220 Tablet

Are you the router's owner? If no, ask the owner if he changed any setting (WEP for example).

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I have had some problems with my Wifi connection on my X220, connection sometimes drops randomly and the internet speed is sometimes very slow. When I turn on "enable logging" in the diagnostics tool (Access connection) I get the following error messages: ERROR AcSvc. SYSTEM(Prvlg).1800.7812[1/9]09:03:04:095 AcConfigManager::GetRegistryProperty: CM_Get_DevNode_Registry_Property() Failed for PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1502&SUBSYS_21CE17AA&REV_04\3&42FFD25&0&C8. Registry property=13! ERROR AcSvc. SYSTEM(Prvlg).1800.8880[1/9]09:04:43:902 AcConfigManager::IsPCMCIDevice_DetermineByTraversingParents: Failed to get CM_DRP_CLASS for 3936  ERROR AcSvc. SYSTEM(Prvlg).1916.15492[1/20]09:58:45:355 AcConfigManager::IsPCMCIDevice_DetermineByTraversingParents: Failed to get CM_DRP_CLASS for 3752 Can anyone please tell me if they have something to do with my wifi problems (or if I should be worried)?

Answer:Error messages in Access Connection X220

I can only say the 1st error message item you've wrote is chipset gigabit ethernet adapter related, not wifi adapter.So check out GE Intel drivers firstly.Disable ethernet adapter within laptop BIOS setup and check out if it causes the issue.

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My X220 can't seem to make a solid connection to wifi. It works for some minutes and then drops right down or to zero, then later returns.  I ran System Update 5 and it recommended updating the WLAN driver to 17.13.11. This I asked it to do, but on rebooting to complete the installation, it didn't seem to have updated. I tried a number of times but System Update couldn't seem to get it to update.  I'm running Win 7 64 bit. Can anyone help? Dev

Answer:X220 wifi connection and driver problem

HiUncheck the power saving option for the wifi card in the Device Manager.

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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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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 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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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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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, 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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, first time on a forum, so please go easy with any responses. I have a D-link router attached to my PC via ethernet and Virgin 20mb broadband works great. If computer is off and I connect to XBox via wireless, it works but if I turn on PC I lose the wireless connection. I was told via Virgin Helpdesk it sounds like an issue with Static IP-Address but I have checked and all devices are set to automatic. Not sure what else to try. (I realise that my Wireless is not protected as I don't know how to set the security on the d-link setup) wasn't sure if this could be having some affect. Any help much appreciated

Answer:Wireless connection stops connection via Ethernet

If you go into the D-Link router's configuration pages (by typing its IP address into your web browser), the Status page should show the devices that are connected and their IP addresses. With both PC and Xbox connected, check that they have different IP addresses.

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I have a Netgear DG834 wireless router which gives me wireless connection to the internet but I cannot connect by any of the ethernet ports. I get an icon saying I'm connected but no packet data is transferring. If I try to "repair" the network I get an error message saying Windows could not complete the repair as TCP/IP is not enabled ...it is enabled when I click into the properties tab.

I don't know what other information would be useful to include. I'm running Windows XP pro with SP3 and as I say the wireless connection runs just fine (well 99% of the time).

Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Solved: Wireless connection but no ethernet connection

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I have a BT Homehub and a Packard Bell desktop computer.The wireless internet connection works fine via a Netgear Wireless USB adapter.However when I use an Ethernet cable to connect the hub to the computer,there is no internet connection.Can anybody help me solve this so the wired connection starts to work. Before using the ethernet connection,I disconnect the wireless connection(I remove the USB adapter from the computer)

Answer:Wireless connection works,ethernet connection does

Check in device manager any exclamation marks against your ethernet controller?

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HI all, I am having problem with my Lenovo X220 (i5,8GB ram, Win 7 Professional), I use windows manged my wireless instead of Lenovo Access Connection software, I am using Wired connection most of the time, but when I disconnect from wired connection  (unplug the LAN cable), it won't connect to any wifi connection, to be precisely, it shows nothing on searching available wifi, I need to uninstall wifi drivers on device manager and re-install, then I can connect again. FYI, I have both physical (Switch on left side on notebook) and software switched (Function + F5) on all the time, my wifi card is Interl(R) Centrino(R) Advanced -N 6205,can anyone help on this case? Thanks in advance.

Answer:X220 Cannot switch form Wired to Wireless connection.

Hi Solittse,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
As per your query we understood that you are facing issue with Wireless network on ThinkPad X220.
To resolve the issue please follow the steps given below.
 

Uninstall the current Wifi driver and download the latest from Lenovo support page.
Check with uninstalling and reinstalling Lenovo power manger.
Please go to device manager and under network adapter search for Interl(R) Centrino(R) Advanced -N 6205 and right click on that and go to properties click on Power menu, and uncheck ?Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power?.
Please restart the system after performing steps.

Below is the link to enter the downloads page and download latest application accordingly, please click on "Select Product" then in "QUICK PATH" enter the MTM no. select the exact model.
 
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/default.page#
 
Hope this helps!
 
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Hi, I have a strange problem with my internet connection. When I connect to the Internet everything works fine until I open a second tab in my browser (have tried with IE, Firefox and Chrome all latest versions and latest flash player). After I open a second or more tabs my connection becomes really slow. It takes forever to open a website! The strange thing is that the speed sometimes is ok and then it becomes very slow just to work ok again? I think the speed is improved if I clean my computer using CCleaner and use the command Ipconfig/Flushdns (sometimes it works, sometimes not). I use WiFi, but the problem also occurs If I connect directly to the router. I have a second computer (older) which works fine with WiFi so I do not think it is the router or the internet connection in general (have 24Mbit connection - downloading files goes very quickly, it is just loading webpages that is slow). I might also add that I have updated all drivers using the Lenovo solution centre.... One other thing which might be connected to this problem is that sometimes my internet connection is lost for a short while but recennects again by itself within a few seconds. Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:X220 42914BG internet connection only works randomly

Disable antivirus and firewall programs temporarily.

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I want to connect to tv with video and audio inputs , I think it is rca style. what adapters do I need to connect my x220. Thanks

Answer:x220 connection to older tv with video and audio inputs

so you are using s-video or RCA connection right?If you using analogue connection like s-video and RCA, it is best to get a VGA to RCA/S-video adapter for the video to the TV. For the audio get a 3.5 mm headphone jack to rca adapter plug.

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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Hi.  My X220 works perfectly in most situations. Most Wifi access points I connect to work just fine.Whenever I connect via WWAN I never have any issues. However:  there is a certain Wifi access point that my X220 cannot stay connected to.  It connects, then about 4 minutes later, the connection is dropped, and the only way to reconnect is to reset the centrino wireless adapter.  It does not matter whether I use Windows Wireless Services or Lenovo Access Connections.  After I do a reset, the connection will drop again a few minutes later.  A connection drop means an exclamation point appears with Limited Connectivity warning-- to be clear, at this point, there is zero internet access, until I reset the adapter.  This can go on forever, it does not matter if I reset 12 or 20 or 67 times, the connection will still drop after a few minutes. To be clear, in this location, every other Wifi enabled device works flawlessly.  Other laptops, iPads and iPhones all connect to this access point without incident and remain connected with excellent performance.  This is *not* a case of a defective access point.  In this location there is access point "NETGEAR" and also an extender "NETGEAR_EXT" For some unknown reason to me, my X220 cannot stay connected. About 2 months ago I sent my X220 back to Lenovo for replacement of the wireless, so I don't *think* the problem is because of the wirelesss card. I have trie... Read more

Answer:X220 loses Wifi connection after a few minutes with certain access point

Hi JayNYC, Real story. Work place has got a powerful router (It's not Netgear), every single computer (more than 20) connects to that router runs perfectly but any machine from my desk could lost wifi connectivity. And i am less than 10 meters away from that router and NO WALL in between. No magnet, no wireless mouse, my iphone works perfect... When i move to next seat, everything backs to normal... Anyway when user encounter something like this, we would recommend re-install wifi driver, change laptop location, if still no use, change access point. Finally please contact local lenovo for hardware test.Fred





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I'm running up to date Raring on my Thinkpad X220 and stumbled upon weird problem.I can connect to an external 24 inch DELL U2312HM external screen using DisplayPort cable.I tried the same connection at work, with similar, but larger screen - 27 inch DELL U2713HM using the same cable.When I check >>Settings >> Displays the display is detected. However I'm looking at dark screen.. Bizarrely - when I hit the PrtScr - I can also see it correctly with Ubuntu walpaper o_OThe monitor is detected and works correctly when using [DisplayPort to DVI-D Adapter Cable (Single Link)] however the resolution on this setup is limited to 1920 x 1200 so I'd really like to take advantage of DVI since the laptop should support it.How could I fix this issue?

Answer:External screen detected but not working on DisplayPort connection on X220

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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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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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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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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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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.
 
Any ideas?













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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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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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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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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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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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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!
 
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar





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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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i am having this issue with a refurbished x220i tablet from lenovo. everything works pretty good but the system powers off when placed in dock.  i have consulted the knowledge base and found the following possible remedy but it does not apply to my model. any suggestions? http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/research/hints-or-tips/detail.page?&LegacyDocID=MIGR-67382   

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A recurring problem is that the ethernet coonection to my fixed PC thru a Hotspot 500 drops off and reverts to the wi fi connection all other home wireless devices (sphones/tablets/etc) access thru the main wifI with no problems.
The reason I use the ethernet connection to my desktop is that it is separated from the router by walls and straight wi fi connect drops the dl speed by about 10mbps. Usual reboot,unblugging, switching hotspot solves it until the next time...more a frustration factor!
Thanks for any pointers
 
- Running Win 10
- BT Smarthub
- Mini Home Hotspot 500 kit
   * Extender (1)
   * Hotspot   (1) - Wi Fi
   * Hotspot   (1) - Ethernet

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Hola,

Been having this problem for about a week, we have wireless connection to all our devices, but the cabled desktop is not connecting to the internet!

So far we have...

-IP renew
-Flushed DNS
-'Repaired' connection
-Virus scans
-Removed Bonjour
-Reset modem (Netgear DG834PN)
-Installed new network adaptor (on advice of local computer support shop... verbal advice only, they have not seen the comp).

I believe the error it is coming out with is 'No IP Configuration Found.'

Comp is an ACER Aspire M3190 and we're running on Win7.

Please help!!! It's driving me nutty!
 

Answer:Wireless connection but no ethernet connection!!!!

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My laptop is running particularly well lately and I get the full 6mb that I should be getting when connected by Ethernet cable.However I only manage 3mb when connected wirelessly. So is it usual to get such a large difference in speed between cable and wireless?As the 3mb. I get wirelessly is adequate for my needs I am rather nervous of meddling too much with the wireless settings in case I make things even worse.My ISP is BT and have a BT Voyager 2500V router.

Answer:Ethernet connection V. wireless connection?.

Yes, it is quite usual. Ethernet cable connection is much better and more stable than wireless, also more secure.

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

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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I have a BT Homehub Option2 and I want to go Wi- Fi so that we can use a laptop elsewhere in the house.My PC havent got an Ethernet connection,I am on B/B via a USB connection,am I correct in thinking that if I get a Wireless Adapter that will solve it,or do I need an Ethernet connection?also will the laptop need an Adapter?gordie

Answer:Wi-Fi connection Do I need Ethernet?

It is advisable to connect your wireless router by ethernet cable to your laptop or PC when you first set up your wireless network. Once the router has been installed you can then connect wirelessly with any PC/laptop in the networkThis guide click here is quite useful reading.

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Morning
I'm trying to set up a wireless network, but I'm having a bit of trouble with some of the connections. The router is fairly old and only has Ethernet ports, where as the modem can only use a "mini-usb" to a "usb2.0" connection. I'm trying to find a USB to ethernet convertor, but can only find the opposite! The PC can accomodate both a USB and an Ethernet lead.

Summary
I need to either go to: Mini USB --> Ethernet (as one cable)
OR

Mini USB to USB cable --> Ethernet (Via Convertor)

Many thanks

Tom
 

Answer:USB to Ethernet connection

Sad to say...but get a new modem.
 

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Since accepting W10 free upgrade for my new W 8.1 HP Pavillion 15 notebook Ethernet connection keeps dropping out. Contacted HP & they said to forward it to them & they would need it for from 7 days  to  one month. We quite simply could not be without for more than one day. I have tried using HP Support, Realtek, & several others to download Ethernet controller driver to no avail. So for $9.99 AUS  I bought an Ethernet to USB Adapter & it works like a dream.  However that takes up a USB port on the PC which only has 3 USB ports,  one used for wireless mouse, one used for printer & now one used for Ethernet.  I simply refuse to use wireless, as I have been hacked, & besides Ethernet IS faster than wireless.  We really would like our Ethernet port working again.  Don't know if anyone can help, but I hope so.  The forum looks pretty good to me, must keep watching it. Thank you all. Twojays.

Answer:Ethernet connection

@Twojays? What is the exact model or product number of your laptop??? REO

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Hi Folks. I can see all my dial up as well as my wireless connections in my Internet access section. However, my Ethernet connections are not shown there unless I'm connected with no option to turn them on or off. I added a shortcut to my desktop so not a big thing but I would like to have all my internet connections together.

Answer:Ethernet Connection

Send us a screenshot of your Network and sharing centre window.

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I currently have a USB cable connecting my cable modem and PC. Would using a 10/100 Ethernet connection rather than a USB port have any added advantages over the USB cable, other than freeing the used port?

Thanks
Danny
 

Answer:usb or ethernet connection

No I dont see any issues with running ethernet , should nt make any difference
 

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Hi there hope someone can help with this!I recently bought a buffalo wireless router/modem +usb2.0 wireless adaptor intended for use with a laptop with windows vista and a desktop pc with windows 98,unfortunatly the older desktop wont pick up the adaptor even though i have ran the disc to load the drivers so i was going to set it up with a wired network,but my pc does not have an ethernet connection is there some way i can get round this or some kind of adaptor to change ethernet to say usb or something else.many thanks in advance.

Answer:pc with no ethernet connection

With very rare and specific exceptions, you must have an Ethernet LAN in order to configure a router or other network switch or server anyway. So you're going to need to find an Ethernet-equipped client from somewhere...And since Win98 (crikey, that's old!) has no native support for wireless LAN devices, you will unfortunately need to install the adapter's management software in addition to the driver. WZC was not conceived of ten years ago.

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i cant seem to get the internet working .. here is the ipconfig
Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.
C:\Documents and Settings\Stephen.STEVO>ipconfig/all
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : stevo
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0F-EA-82-20-4F
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 169.254.21.6
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
C:\Documents and Settings\Stephen.STEVO>
thanks for any help you guys can give out.
 

Answer:ethernet connection help

Please supply the following info, exact make and models of the equipment please.

What country are you located in.
Name of your ISP (Internet Service Provider).
What is the expected Upstream/Downstream speed for your ISP Connection?
Make and exact model of the broadband modem.
Make and exact model and hardware version of the router (if a separate unit).
Model numbers can usually be obtained from the label on the device.
Connection type, wired or wireless.
If wireless, encryption used, (none, WEP, WPA, or WPA2)
Make and model of your computer.
Version and patch level of Windows on all affected machines, i.e. XP-Home (or XP-Pro), SP1-SP2, Vista, etc.
The Internet Browser in use, IE, Firefox, Opera, etc.


Please give an exact description of your problem symptoms, including the exact text of any error messages.

If you're using a wireless connection, have you tried a direct connection with a cable to see if that changes the symptoms?

If there are other computers on the same network, are they experiencing the same issue, or do they function normally?
 

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Windows XPEthernet connection on my sister's PC does not work, she says it blew off, can it be replaced?  If so, can you help me with replacing it?  Is there a card to be added or cables to attach?  I'm in the dark.   

Answer:Ethernet connection

If the pc is a desk top? not knowing the extent of damage you can add a ethernet card into a pci slot if you have a empty one.

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