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Another Bluetooth x220 issue?

Question: Another Bluetooth x220 issue?

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













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Answer: Another Bluetooth x220 issue?

Hi,

Could you please check whether Bluetooth is enabled in BIOS?

Tap F1 while starting the system to get into BIOS. Under security tab, select I/O port access. Enable Bluetooth and check if Bluetooth is showing up in device manager. Also, check if you are able to find Bluetooth radios in device manager.

Post back if issue persists!

Best regards,
Mithun.





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I have an x220, Windows 7 Premium. It does not have a Bluetooth radio function; it does however have Bluetooth in the Control Panel and as a File transfer utility in Windows accessories - I don't know what that means. Does it mean I can Bluetooth stream files from the X220 to another Bluetooth equipped machine? Thanks very much.

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Question: Bluetooth on X220

I have just taken delivery of my new X220 with Bluetooth - I have switched on the Bluetooth but cannot find where to pair mouse, keyboard, etc. The manual says that in Control Panel there is an icon for Hardware and Sounds but on my computer it does not exist (I am using Windows 7). Any ideas?

Answer:Bluetooth on X220

After you've switched on BT radio by hardware switcher and pressing Fn+F5 you should find the BT item in device manager. Then find out the BT icon in system icon tray.

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Question: X220 bluetooth

I noticed that the Intel Centrino N1000 in my X220 does not do Bluetooth so this means my rig has a separate solution. So I was wondering, once I get a witelist free BIOS, what options can I use to modernize my machine? The latest is Bluetooth 5 and there are not even any USB models on the street yet.

Answer:X220 bluetooth

Internal cards are limited to BDC 2.1

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Hi,
My x220 has bluetooth hardware and it worked in windowns 8. It looks like lenovo did not update the drive because now it is not detected in windowns 10. I really need bluetooth. What can you do?
 
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I just got Thinkpad x220, but I wonder, i can't activate bluetooth ...i tried activating from BIOS but it didn't working...at BIOS i can't chose Enable/Disable. Help!!

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This might be a stupid question, but how do you activate bluetooth on the X220? Everytime I search for and click on 'Bluetooth' in the Start menu, nothing happens.  This is also my first computer with built in bluetooth. I've been using a Belkin USB bluetooth adaptor without any problems on my other computers.













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Answer:Activating Bluetooth on X220

click on the Fn + F4 Fn + F5 (as per correction) and then switch on the bluetooth if you haven't already done so. Once it is switched on, the bluetooth would be picked up by the OS.

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hi, i recently received the mentioned thinkpad. i do not see a bluetooth LED indicator, access connections also does not detect any bluetooth devices. however, within windows 7 device manager, i see something called "Intel® Centrino® Wireless Bluetooth® 3.0 + High Speed Devices" and within it, "Intel® Centrino® Wireless Bluetooth® 3.0 + High Speed Virtual Adapter". Does this mean i have bluetooth within my system? and if yes, why doesn't it show up in access connections?

Answer:x220 4291D58, bluetooth or not?

Hi infernose, and welcome to the Lenovo User Community!
 
That virtual adapter is present whether you have Bluetooth or not. On the support site your system does list a Bluetooth adapter. If you have one, it will show when you press Fn-F5.
 
Hope this helps, and come back and tell us how it goes!

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I ordered my X220 with Bluetooth 3.0 and it is listed in the order sheet. I am now trying to use it for the first time to connect a Bluetooth mouse, but having no success. In fact, I can't find Bluetooth anywhere in the system. There is no Bluetooth in the Control Panel and I can't find it in the Device Manager. I tried installing the 6.4.0.1500 Bluetooth device drivers from the Lenovo website. Apparently it was already installed and it asked if I wanted to do a repair installation. I selected repair installation but at the end it reported "No Bluetooth device was detected. Please make sure that your Bluetooth device is plugged in properly in order to continue". Is it missing from my X220? Is there something to enable in the BIOS (I can't find anything)? Richard BTW, my system is type 4286-CTO according to ThinkVantage Tools and the sticker on the laptop. When I go to Download Drivers & Software on the Lenovo site and use Run Auto-Detect, it displays "ThinkPad X220i (4286-CTO)" (it should be X220 not X220i). If I manually select the system instead of using auto-detect, under X220 I can select 4286 but CTO is not listed.













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Answer:X220 missing Bluetooth

Is your Bluetooth LED on?  It's the second one from the left, next to the WLAN LED. You can activate Bluetooth by pressing Fn + F5.





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Hello,I own a stock x220 with an i7.I would like to use the Microsoft Designer Bluetooth mouse. Apparently that mouse uses bluetooth 4.0, which my laptop does not have (2.1 i believe but i am not sure and don't know how to check either). Will I be able to connect and use that mouse? Thank you












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Answer:X220: connecting a bluetooth 4.0 mouse

Hello,
According to the X220's hardware maintenance manual, the ThinkPad X220 contains a Bluetooth Daughter Card BDC-2.1, with FRU# (part#) of 60Y3271 or 60Y3275.  Searching on those FRU numbers reveals this page on the independent ThinkWiki site which says those cards are Bluetooth 3.0.  It also mentions that the part is likely to be swappable with a new Bluetooth 4.0 BDC card.
 
From looking at the details [age for the Microsoft Designer Bluetooth Mouse, it mentions Bluetooth Smart/Bluetooth 4.0 compatibility and specifically says "Bluetooth 4. enabled devices" in the System Requirements.
 
It is still possible that the mouse will work with the older Bluetooth 3.0 card, but just consume more power.  Or, you may need to replace the Bluetooth Daughter Card inside the X220 or use an external Bluetooth 4.0 USB adapter with it.  It would probably be best to check with Microsoft for an authoritative answer.
 
Regards,
 
Aryeh Goretsky
 

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The bluetooth in my newly arrived X220 work; bios suggests its enabled but it won't pair with any bluetooth devices. What gives?  Thanks!

Answer:X220 bluetooth doesn't work

Make sure it is turned on by pressing Fn and F5!





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Looking to insall a bluetooth daughter card in my X220, what's the most modern card that will work? I don't mind flashing to a custom bios as I will have to soon do so anyway for other hardware. Cheers,





ThinkPad X220 ? i7-2640M ? 16GB (2x8) Corsair Vengeance RAM ? 80GB Intel X25-M G2 MSATA SSD ? 2TB Samsung Sinpoint HDD ? Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 WiFi ? LG IPS LCD

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I have tried many things to resolve this small issue but have finally given up. Even after I shut off the bt icon with fn + f5 it always lights again after a reboot at just about the same time as the windows 8 logo appears.  I have tried uninstalling all BT software but the led always lites.  The only way I have found is to disable it in the bios  .Interesting enough an upgrade from 7 to 8 on my old x100e does not have this problem and runs great.. Has anyone encountered and solved this issue on their x220.  Any assistance would be appreciated.

Answer:Bluetooth led always on after install Win8 on x220

Hi, SMG47
 
If you open up the Charms Bar on the right-hand side and select Search, you can search for "Run." When Run opens up, type msconfig. This is a utility that allows you to set what services and programs will start when Windows boots. Under the Services tab, you should find a Bluetooth service. Uncheck this box and your computer should not boot with Bluetooth enabled, but the device will still be active and accessible, unlike disabling it in the BIOS.
 
Hope it helps,
Adam





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Hi, I took my X220 apart to install an mSATA SSD. After following the instructional videos, I also noticed that my X220 is missing a screw that holds the bluetooth unit in place.  I contacted the Technical Support / Warranty team who told me it was an issue for the WebSales team (as I bought it via the Lenovo website).On contacting the WebSales team, they tell me they cannot do anything as it's an issue for the Technical Support / Warranty team.On contacting Technical Support / Warranty team a second time, they maintain it's a WebSales issue.On contacting WebSales team, they maintain it's a Technical Support / Warranty issue. They mentioned two other options to me: either return the laptop for a refund or try to acquire the screw and send in a receipt which they would reimburse me the cost.All I'm after is a replacement for the missing screw that holds the Bluetooth unit in. Returning and refunding a laptop because one screw is missing seems excessive to me. The teams are following the instructions / guidelines they have been given, but as a long time ThinkPad customer (T42p, X301, X220), it's frustrating to be constantly bounced between teams when it seems like the solution is really straightforward. If someone from Lenovo please step in and help me out, it would be much appreciated. Thanks,DP













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Answer:X220 Bluetooth unit missing screw

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My bluetooth is on (I found the Fn-F5 hint elsewhere), but it still will not find my ThinkPad mouse. I also have an X220.
 
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Answer:X220 will not find bluetooth ThinkPad mouse

Hello LarryRM and welcome community,
 
You need to bring the Mouse to discovery mode by pressing the button for 5 seconds which is available at the back of the mouse.
 
Once led starts blinking then search the mouse and connect it.
 
 
Best Regards,
Tanuj

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Hello, I recently purchased the Spracht bluetooth speaker and it actually paired to my x220 pretty easily. I turned bluetooth on for the 1st time, downloaded and installed the Broadcom 6.4.0.2900 drivers, and then did the setup. I noticed in the setup that the speakers were labelled as a Bluetooth headset.  That got me concerned that the connection was using the HFP profile and not the preferred A2DP profile.  Since I'm using the x220 to mainly stream music to the speakers, I would almost always prefer the A2DP profile. BTW, connection and everything is good.  I'm playing music through the speakers as I type.  It sounds OK, so maybe it is using A2DP, but I would like to be sure. My question is how can I check which profile the connection is using?

Answer:x220 pairing to bluetooth speaker question

Since speakers were labelled as a Bluetooth headset, I could not stream music to the speakers, can you please tell me how you stream it.thanks.

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Just received new x220 (4286-CTO) , on initial config selected option to install windows updates automatically, played w/ it for a couple hours, then got message saying reboot to install updates, machine then hung on reboot, now hangs on all subsequent reboots, called lenovo. they tell me that my warranty isn't in system yet & warranty issue can't be resolved til weekday,   I searched this forum & since I have bluetooth option I suspect: (Please note) - Report - Bluetooth with Enhanced Data Rate Software II for Windows 7 wipe main drive Will I need lenovo support or is there something I can do on my own?

Answer:new x220 hangs after windows update (bluetooth?)

I have an X220 4286CTO, and i have the same issue after installing ThinkVantage toolbox and power management...  After a while i get a BSOT.  Please help

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I've bought Lenovo Thinkpad x220 i7 2640M. After reinstalation of the system Windows 7 64-bit and all the drivers (with Lenovo System Update) all works good, but in the sys manager I've got the warrning next to the bloototh with the code 28 and the information that there's missing bloototh driver. I've even tried to install the driver manualy, but the warning still exists. The bloototh is discoverable by another devices. How can I remove that warning, because I don't like it

Answer:X220 bluetooth driver missing caution

I'd advice to check out system event log to determine what component causes error.

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I use a Bluetooth mouse on my X220 (4286-CTO) with Windows 8 Pro. For the past few months, the mouse sometimes stops working, and when I check the system tray the Bluetooth icon is gone and the Device Manager no longer shows a Bluetooth adapter. This popup may also appear in the system tray:   Bluetooth usually comes back if I reboot, but sometimes I have to reboot more than once. The Event Viewer has some error entries for BTHUSB that say "The Bluetooth driver expected an HCI event with a certain size but did not receive it." I have the latest Bluetooth drivers from Lenovo. Is there anything I can do besides replace the Bluetooth daughterboard?













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Answer:X220 Bluetooth periodically disappears from system

Hello,
 
If you look in the Device Manager (filename: DEVMGMT.MSC) at the properties tab for the Bluetooth adapter, is there an option to disable power management of it by the operating system?  If so, does toggling this option off make any difference?
 
Regards,
 
Aryeh Goretsky
 

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

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

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Anyone else encountered and solved this problem? I upgraded about 2.5 weeks ago and have looked everywhere for a solution. I finally got the wireless radio settings to apear when I press Fn+F5 but no bluetooth option exists. Today when I decided I had wasted enough time and tried to go back to Windows 7, it won't let me even though I still have Windows.old and it is whin the 30 day window. I feel stuck. I like Windows 10 but not having bluetooth makes me wish I would have left well enough alone and stayed with Windows 7. Anyone have a fix for either of these problems?

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well overall im pretty content with this laptop i love the thinklight and the way this thing is buildbut i would love it even more if there was bluetooth in windows 10 and my pandapaw would vebeen able to read to log me in windows 10. anyone got a solution for this problem ? both are turned on in bios fingerprint is visible in windows 10 device managed but  bluetooth is not. thanks in advance!













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Answer:x220 and windows 10 no bluetooth and no fingerprintreader makes me a sad panda !

try this out...best regards..http://support.lenovo.com/de/de/downloads/migr-73695

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













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

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

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I have a Thinkpad X220 running Windows 7 x32. I flipped on the laptop's Bluetooth switch, and the Adesso S100 bluetooth mouse was found automatically, and appeared in the Devices list. (I didn't have to go through a wizard to add it, and was not prompted for a passkey).  The laser on the mouse is lit, so I know it's on. However, the mouse isn't working. When I go to the Properties for the mouse, there is nothing listed in the Services tab except the mouse's hardware address. 

Answer:Thinkpad X220 + Adesso S100 bluetooth mouse not working

does this mouse work with other computer?

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Hello, Has anobody tried to install a half-size mSATA SSD into a WiFi/Bluetooth slot (half size mini pci) on a ThinkPad X220?http://www.amazon.com/128GB-mSATA-Mini-Half-SATAIII/dp/B00BMV4B7O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1374701412&... I already replaced a 3G/GPS modem with a full size mSATA SSD, it would be awesome to have dual mSATA SSD drives (think like 2 x 128GB), a large 2.5" drive + Bluetooth/WiFi/3G connections using tiny USB dongles on a single tiny machine like X220...

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Hi, I have a X220 with the latest Thinkpad 3.0 Bluetooth drivers May 2013.. Bluetooth icon is on, BIOS Bluetooth is on. I have the Bluetooth Service, Bluetooth Support on.  When adding a Device, it tries searching but cannot find my Bluetooth keyboard (Microsoft) nor my Phone. I have tested the Bluetooth keyboard on a T41 with Windows XP and it connected successfully. My phone Android 4.1 sees my Laptop but cannot pair to it. Any ideas? I read only a couple things about Bluetooth module being loose.

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I have X220 and X220T. They both have bluetooth 6.4.0.1500 driver installed. Upon bootup, it makes a Ding sound. Every time I resume from standby it does the same thing. When I remove the bluetooth driver, the sound doesn't happen any more. I think this is a bug of the bluetooth driver/software. Anyone else having same issue? I know, it's not that bad or annoying but still it's a bug. edit:"Windows Ding.wav" is playing once every time I boot up or resume from standby. edit2:here's a link to the video.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQ2My2lEmhw edit3:X1 models are possibly having the same problem as I am.http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/X-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/X1-with-annoying-ding-on-start-up/m-p/467305/h... 

Answer:X220, X220T Bluetooth causing DING noise when bootup or resume from standby.

Is it the same sound it makes when a USB device is plugged in?

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X220 tablet (about 2.5 yrs old, out of warranty) was working completely fine last night; this morning, no sound is coming from the laptop, either through speakers or through headphones (audio jack).  I am, however, able to get sound through a bluetooth-connected speaker. I had hoped this was a software issue.  Tried uninstalling/installing all sound devices, updating BIOS, updating drivers, system restore to previous date, rebooting a million times, etc.  No joy. When I run the sound troubleshooter, it says that no speaker, headset, or headphone appears to be plugged in.  The sound icon has a little red circle/white X next to it.  When I try to plug in headphones, nothing happens -- does not seem to detect the event.  When I press the mute and volume buttons on the tablet, no response. Also, under Device Manager -> Sound, video and game controllers, it lists only "Bluetooth Hands-free Audio" and "Intel Display Audio".  I don't think either of these is the normal X220 audio driver, is it?  What else should be there?  I downloaded the Conexant Audio Software from Lenovo's site (this is what came up when I searched for audio drivers for the X220 tablet), and tried to install it, but halfway through, it said the install failed because it couldn't locate the device for the driver. This sounds like it's a hardware problem -- any way to verify?  Also, which piece of hardware exactly?  Is it the sound card ... Read more

Answer:X220 tablet - sound suddenly stopped working from speakers and headphone (but not bluetooth)

If it doesn't appear in the device manager, it sounds to me like the sound chip (codec) or some support chip has died. I'm not sure how exact you want the answer to be. I think on that model, the codec is a Conexant 20672. If I am correct, the normal fix is to replace the motherboard. Many x220 machines are still under warranty. If yours is, now would be a good time to use it. You can check here:http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/product-service/warranty-status/default.page?

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I just reinstall a fresh update of my x61 tablet and have it in a docking station hooked to my 27" dell widescreen (woohoo! it's nice) I have a logitech mx5000 bluetooth keyboard and an mx laser mouse, both using the built in bluetooth, verus logitech bluetooth dongle/software...  (I didn't want to add a second bluetooth radio and more crappy software) it boots up fine, works great but when it goes to sleep and then comes back awake, the bluetooth is gone and no keyboard/mouse. I put back to sleep and wake a second time and it's all back to normal (slight delay in connecting) go to sleep the 3rd time, I lose bluetooth, 4th time, all is back to normal?!?!?!? I can repeatably get this to occur, every other time? ideas?

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well i decided to go full bluetooth because im tired of spending money on replacment headphones and broken tangled cables so i brought myself some Tone infinium HBS-900 bluetooth headphones. now on my phone that supports APT-X these things are amazing! but on my computer it seems that im plagued with interference and sound crackling. so i swapped out my realtek AC wireless wifi card and brought a intel 7260 Dualband +bluetooth 4.0
for a while it seemed to be working and now its again crackling and shuddering. its driving me nuts! then i brought THIS

so that i can make anything bluetooth just to my disappointment that i dont think these 2 thing scan connect to each other, i mean how would i connect to things that have no gui together? but someone said they have done it ant it works fine but i can for the life of me find out how to do it.
i have already trying updating the drivers on my computer and i ave the latest. but if i cover my bluetooth or even move 2 feet away from it it crackles and disconnects sometimes. it was not doing that at first and i only tested it with my pc but yea. i tried 4 phones and they are flawless, i could go outside of my apartment and i would be connected on all 4 phones but not on my pc.

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well i decided to go full bluetooth because im tired of spending money on replacment headphones and broken tangled cables so i brought myself some Tone infinium HBS-900 bluetooth headphones. now on my phone that supports APT-X these things are amazing! but on my computer it seems that im plagued with interference and sound crackling. so i swapped out my realtek AC wireless wifi card and brought a intel 7260 Dualband +bluetooth 4.0
for a while it seemed to be working and now its again crackling and shuddering. its driving me nuts! then i brought THIS

so that i can make anything bluetooth just to my disappointment that i dont think these 2 thing scan connect to each other, i mean how would i connect to things that have no gui together? but someone said they have done it ant it works fine but i can for the life of me find out how to do it.
i have already trying updating the drivers on my computer and i ave the latest. but if i cover my bluetooth or even move 2 feet away from it it crackles and disconnects sometimes. it was not doing that at first and i only tested it with my pc but yea. i tried 4 phones and they are flawless, i could go outside of my apartment and i would be connected on all 4 phones but not on my pc.

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Hey guys im not one how post on these much just needing a little help with a head beater!

I have a customer xps M2010 it has windows 7 32-bit 4gbs of ram

Im currently running windows updates too SP1

So im not sure if Its ever connected its keyboard with windows 7 installed befor i got to this machine.

Iv installed the bluetooth drivers from the dell site and ran the patch update but once i reboot the system the Bluetooth is not showing in device manager! I'v tried running the drivers as Admin but now change and iv also tried about 3 Keyboard on the system.

Has any one had this issue before?

Iv had another one that did this some while back and i couldent rember how to get it to stick. but i was able to type in the Bluetooth pairing numbers and it stayed.
Any help is much appreciated!

Answer:XPS M2010 Bluetooth- Keyboard sync issue - bluetooth

OK so new up date.

iv gotten the keyboard to sync on post. so im able to use the keyboard in the bios and boot options Etc.

Now when i get into windows the system isn't pick up the keyboard. iv reinstalled the drivers and tried to install the patch but the system can find the blue tooth chip.

so now i know its able to connect but windows, im trying to get to the Bluetooth setting but i was unable to fine it in control panel when i did a search, any ideas on what i should do next.

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Hello there community people.
I'm new here and need a serious attention to fix my problem.
I really need some help here,Since two days trying to fix this issue but still no luck.

i do not know how to describe my problem but i have attached one image that shows 'Bluetooth USB' in device manager,
was that normal?furthermore i can't even send any file via bluetooth,Am i missing something here?

Please help.

Answer:Bluetooth Radio Issue (NO Bluetooth Detected)

You need to give the exact model number for your ASUS.

But have you checked the ASUS website for the bt driver for your model.

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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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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?

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

Answer:Ethernet connection issue for X220

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





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

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

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













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

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





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

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













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

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

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

Answer:Brightness control issue on ThinkPad X220

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

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













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Answer:X220 - issue with microphone use and audio output

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

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

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

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

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i recently got a thinkpad x220 tablet and i ordered a thinkpad bluetooth laser mouse with it. the mouse came with an installation cd but my tablet doesnt have a cd drive in it. ive looked online for the drivers for the mouse but have been unsuccessful. any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.













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Answer:x220 thinkpad tablet & thinkpad bluetooth laser mouse

TRY THIS ONE http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-67201





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

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

Answer:Lenovo x220 tablet graphic card issue

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





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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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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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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,
 
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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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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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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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 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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I previously had my Bose bluetooth speaker paired with my Yoga2 ... lost the link and now my computer isn't finding the device to re-pair with it? When I connect my iphone to my Yoga2, autoplay doesn't come up to allow me to import photos/videos and when I go in the photo app, it doesn't find my phone yet I see my phone on the control panel? Thanks for any thoughts!

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My webcam doesn't work windows doesn't recognize it and neither does windows with bluetooth.It can't recognize my bluetooth so i have to use my touchpad. Bluetooth worked for a moment but after i installed windows 10 everything sorta went downhill.Please help me find a solutionSincerely Karahan.

Answer:VN7-591G bluetooth issue and webcam issue

Don't know about the webcam, but Bluetooth requires installation of the driver that you can find on the Acer support site. Unfortunately for my laptop (also VN7-591G) it lists TWO possible drivers. First tried the NFA222 one, but that one didn't work for me. The second one (NFA344) solved my issue. http://global-download.acer.com/GDFiles/Driver/Bluetooth/Bluetooth_Atheros_10.0.0.102_W10x64_A.zip

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





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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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





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Question: Bluetooth Issue

Hello, Actually I am Facing a Bluetooth Connectivity Issues in my Laptop Even i have the Drivers on my Laptop. I am Un able to connect any Bluetooth Device with my laptop.  Please Do Help on this.

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Question: Bluetooth issue

First of all ... id like to greet everyone hello specially to the forum administrators and the people behind this forum.

I do apologize coz im not sure if i post at the right forum at the moment..

my issue today is about the bluetooth of my laptop who was once working before but now its not... it all started when i downloaded a software called autorun,, i tried to uncheck some of the vaios file (i forgot which one theres a lot that i did uncheck ) and now the bluetooth cannot be turn on even if its says its on on the system tray small icon.

when i try to scan for the devices it wouldnt open to scan its just like when you click on the button of the bluetooth of my system tray it wouldnt respond.

i dont know much of computer but i love to explore so ill try to do my best to cope up with the experts on this forum.

the notebook that i have is a sony vaio with model number pcg21212w with microsoft windows7 starter 32bit operating system.

hope you guys out there could help me out...many many thanks in advance...more power!!!

Answer:Bluetooth issue

Hi and welcome to TSF system restore to a time before you made the changes would be the simple way to fix it

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My C50 all in one can't find my bluetooth headphones but can find my tablet and phone.I thought it might be a driver issue but i don't know which ones to try.Any ideas on how to fix this?













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Answer:C50-30 Bluetooth issue

Here's the driver page for your computer. Choose Bluetooth and Modem under 'Pick a Component' and download and run the driver for your computer. 

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Question: Bluetooth Issue

i have recently bought a ASUS X550LC Laptop in that. i was trying to install bluetooth drivers but it crashes frequently during the installation. i have tried a lot and i cant able 2 solve the problem.

Please help

Answer:Bluetooth Issue

Did you download the Bluetooth drivers from here? Asus X550LC Drivers Download for Windows 7, 8, XP, Vista

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