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Question: ThinkPad E430 Mobile Broadband

hello... i bought ThinkPad E430 3254N8G about 3 months ago. my notebook has a sim cart slot inside battery... i want to understand how to configuration of mobile broadband. because i installed all mobile broadband driver such as (sierra , ericsson ) but the problem did not solved. even i installed mobile broadband activation after that but this software showed this Error message: " There is not a supported wireless WAN card instaled in this computer. This setup cannot continue. " please help me to solve this problem... thank u

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Answer: ThinkPad E430 Mobile Broadband

I am facing same problem...

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Hi all,I have issues getting mobile (3/4g) broadband to work with my new T470 Thinkpad. In Ubuntu, the Fibocom Adapter is only detected as a generic MBIM adapter, and although Network Manager (and it's applet) display my network provider, the connection is not established, and the system process mbim-proxy is hanging at 100% CPU. This issue has been reported here (but seems to remain unsolved ?) : https://www.spinics.net/lists/linux-usb/msg158286.html Did anyone get this to work?Best whishes and thanks for any hints!

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Hi there, Using a X1 Thinkpad, with mobile broadband module (Ericsson FG5521gw). When a SIM is loaded it comes up and tells me 'No SIM card found'.I've upgraded all the Lenovo software to the latest versions... including Broadband drivers, Access Connections software, etc.Is this a common problem? It seems to be the case in all industry reviews in Australia for all X1s that were tested.1. http://www.arnnet.com.au/short_review/388015?2. http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/review/notebooks/lenovo/thinkpad_x1_1291-23m/388015?Is this a known problem?    Do we have faulty broadband modules being shipped?I'll speak to  Lenovo support  -- just wondering if others are experiencing the same issue?












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Answer:Thinkpad X1 : Mobile Broadband - Does not recognis...

We have the same issue on german X1s. On mine Lenovo has already changed the mainboard twice and also the WWAN card. No success. Sim is still not being recognized. Seems to be a faulty sim reader on all units. Very sad.  If you get more details from Lenovo on how to fix it i will be glad to hear from you. I am also in permanent contact with them because for me this WWAN feature is essential. 

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Hi, Is it possible to install a mobile broadband card in the thinkpad edge 11? If so, how easy will it be? Thanks for any help. Al

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Hi, my company purchased x240s and the GOBI cards separately and of course they purchased the AT&T version and we use Verizon as our carrier.Now here is the thing, even with that branding from the tech specs on the Lenovo shop portal they look exactly the same. When I install the latest drivers for the GOBI card and Lenovo Access Connections I can get it to somewhat work in the beginning and then it stops working. I tried every conceivable way to get it to work all the time but it's a hit or miss until it permanently fails and the sim I use is from an x230 that also has a GOBI card. My question is does it really make a difference if it is branded as AT&T since the GOBI card does work at some point and if it doesn't matter am I doing something wrong?Thanks for any help!

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Hello I recently bought a Thinkpad T470p .... win 10i have installed all the driver it needs ...... but couldn't manage to use the mobile broadband ......can anyone suggest.... thankyou

Answer:Thinkpad T470p mobile broadband is not working....!!!!

Hello and welcomeAre you sure the WWAN modem is installed in the laptop? What's the laptop' MTM code (starts with 20J)? If it's a CTO model (MTM includes CTO symbols), laptop' s/n is needed to determine factory specification. Don't share it here, send it to me via forum private messages service. I'll try to help.

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     Hi All. I have T400 Model ? 6474w49. I plug my sim-card into thinkpad. But when i run Mobile Broadband Connect i have error - No wireless Mobile Broadband divice found. What is it? Please help me resolve problem!

Answer:Thinkpad T400 (6474w49) and Mobile Broadband

Sounds like you might be missing the driver.  Download your wireless carriers driver with the links below and then follow the  Installation instructions included towards the bottom of the page. Verizon Driver Vodafone and AT&T    

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Hello all,I have ThinkPad T440p with Win7 pro I7 processor,it has SIM adapter under the battery, I insert the broadband sim I have and downloaded Access ConnectionThe app has 4 options WiFi  / Mobile connection / WiMax & Other connections,Why i can't click Mobile Connection ?!!!! it's Inactive with Wimax too. I need to activate it please. Thanks

Answer:Thinkpad T440p: Mobile Broadband - it's Inactive button !!!

Hi,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
To activate WWAN in your Lenovo ThinkPad T440p, first you have to ensure that you have a WWAN card and WWAN antennas installed. WWAN upgradable models have the WWAN antennas installed from the factory these will be red and blue wires (the Wi-Fi are typically white, black and grey or just black and grey depending on model). If you have WWAN antennas installed from the factory, probably you need to purchase a compatible WWAN card and install it. If you have a WWAN card installed in your system, install Lenovo Mobile Broadband Activation which will guide you through the activation of mobile broadband.
 
Go to Lenovo Support site, enter MTM number of your device in quick path and get the system specifications. If you find any difficulties, please share the MTM of your device.
 
Hope this helps!
 
Best regards,
Mithun.





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Hi all.I've recently buyed a ThinkPad W530 (Lenovo Model Number: N1K4JIX).Tecnical sheet and distributor sheet say that in this model there is an "3G Open SIM" WWAN card. In fact, i've under the battery the slot for insert my 3G Telephon VODAFONE SIM.The problem is that i not can see nothing (software or hardware switch) that can control 3G Broadband connection.I update the notebook at Win8, with shipped Lenovo CD, i try to install ERICHSON drivers but this give me error (it's impossible initialize device).Now, my intret is in first how i know if i really have an Mobile Broadband Mini Card installed and not only the SIM slot and, after iėm sure of this, how can i enable and use 3G connection with my laptop?Thank very much at all,regards,Mauro.

Answer:ThinkPad W530 Mobile Broadband Mini Card

Hi, mauroreggio
 
If you navigate to Control Panel ? Device Manager, you should be able to see the listed network adapters in the computer. Can you post what these adapters are or take a screenshot of them? If a mobile broadband card is installed in your machine, it should show up there.
 
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I inserted my SIM card (perfectly working) into the slot of my X1 carbon (mobile broadband upgradable).The SIM is not detected.What should I do exactloy? Am I missing any driver or else?Thank you.

Answer:Thinkpad X1 carbon mobile broadband upgradable: it does not detect SIM card

Most likely you're missing the internal broadband card. This can be purchased from Lenovo as an option.

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I reinstalled my Carbon to win8 64-bit and after that my 3g mobile broadband just doesnt seem to work. I have reinstalled proper Ericson drivers via Lenovo System update few times and still my Mobile Broadband software doesnt recognize the device. Any tips or hints?

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So after updating to windows 8.1, I can no longer connect to AT&T mobile broadband.  The AT&T app recognizes my sim card, but Windows shows no service no matter where I am! (even tested next to an AT&T tower).  I have the latest drivers installed from the Lenovo driver page, Sierra Wireless MC7700 - Gobi 4000 Software for Windows 8.1 (64-bit).  When it installs though it says Serria Wireless EM7700 not MC7700. Anyone else have this issue? Next issue is I can no longer connect to my corporate wifi which is 802.1x PEAP ,certificate based MSCHP V2.  I can connect to other non PEAP wifis without issue.  So at work I'm tied to an ethernet USB adapter when not on my USB 3 hub.Any help for the above issues would be much appreciated! I have model #3698-4UU

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I cannot access my work VPN with ThinkPad GOBI 5000 Mobile Broadband - Verizon.Error: after I login the VPN, i get a internet page cannot be displayed.   I can access my VPN with another WiFI.I tried changing the windows 7 64bit host file.Tried chaging GOBI Adapter DNS entries any alternative ThinkPad GOBI 5000 Mobile Broadband - Verizon "drivers" ? any solutions?  

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Hello Lenovo community! I've had a Thinkpad for years now - it's old enough it still says IBM Thinkpad - and it's time for a new computer, so I'll be ready against the sad day this one can't handle what I need anymore. I've narrowed it down to two Thinkpads, but I can't decide between them or see what the differences between them are. Perhaps someone here knows?The two are the Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E430 627156U and the Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E430 3254AEU. They both have 4 gigs of RAM and 500 gigs of Hard Drive space, though I think the 56U has a chiclet keyboard and the AEU has beveled. Does anyone know if the 56U has a full sized keyboard despite being chiclet? (I'm a writer, so the keyboard is a deal maker or breaker. It's also why I'm looking at 14" screens - all the 15.6" ones have that number pad and the keyboard shoved to the side. All I can see is that the keyboards are "Spill resistant", which doesn't tell me the size of the keys.)Does anyone have any knowledge of these two machines? Or even opinions on the two?

Answer:What's the difference? Thinkpad E430 56U vs Thinkpad E430 AEU

Hey there ChangelingChild,
 
I found this threadhere that may of be some interest to you. I see in the PSRef that both machines you are looking at come with a 6-row, spill resistant, multimedia FN keys keyboard. Where are you seeing a beveled keyboard? Generally they are island style/chiclet full sized keyboards. I'm certain some our E430 users should have some feedback as well.
 
E430: 6271-56U
i5-3210M(2.5Ghz), 4GB RAM, 500GB 7200rpm HD, 14in 1366x768 LCD, Intel HD 4000 Graphics, CDRW/DVDRW, 802.11bgn wireless,Bluetooth, 1Gb Ethernet, UltraNav, Fingerprint reader, Camera, 6c Li-Ion, Win7 Pro 64
 
E430: 3254-AEU
i5-2450M(2.5GHz), 4GB RAM,500GB 7200rpm HD,14in 1366x768 LCD,Intel HD 3000 Graphics,CDRW/DVDRW,Intel 802.11bgn wireless,Bluetooth,1Gb Ethernet,UltraNav,Fingerprint reader,Camera,6c Li-Ion,Win7 Pro 64 
 
It looks like the Primary difference between the machines lay with the processor, it's compatibility with RAM modules, and the integrated graphics. The 3210M appears to out perform the 2450M but you will need to take a look at this and see for yourself of the impact to your day to day performance/usage. You can see more indepth information when looking at the PSRef and comparing the two.
 
I hope this provides some information to help guide you in your decision. Good Luck, and keep us posted on your progress.





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I bought a ThinkPad T530 Mod: 2429_6KG with deault installed Windows 7 64 bit.I installed Windows 8 63 bit from the recovery DVD.Now there is a driver missing for the device H5321 gw Mobile Broadband Module.I installed the driver from:http://support.lenovo.com/de_DE/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS032597Now I found an USB Device: H5321 gw Mobile Broadband Devicebut in the section Other devices it is listed without a loaded driver. cuRolf Trinoga

Answer:ThinkPad T530 2429-6KG, H5321 gw Mobile Broadband Module - no driver

Good day and welcome to the community.
 
The link you posted points to a driver listing support for the Edge E430 and E530 systems.
You may wish to visit the driver matrix for your T530 and have a look at the Windows 8 WWAN driver listed there. It has a newer version number and shows a release date last week.
 
Hope this helps.
Please do let us know.

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My lenovo thinkpad X200 7458-5NG is Mobile Broadband Connection not activated after i reinstalled windows 7 64bit and it has the sim card slot but its not responding with the software. If I try to install mobile broadband activation it say this is not a supported wireless WAN card installed in this computer, the setup cannot continue...... Any ideas happy people ThanX Andrew

Answer:Lenovo Mobile Broadband Connection Driver for Windows 7 - ThinkPad x200 5NG

you will want to check whetner there is a physical card installed. the x200 does have the card slot, but that does not mean that wwan card is installed. and even then ,its also not confirmed whether you have the wwan antennas installed. you will want to check your windows device manager and make sure you have a 3g modem listed under network adapters. if you dont, the card is unlikely to have been installed physically.

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Hello, I'm thinking to buy ThinkPad Sierra Wireless EM7345 4G LTE Mobile Broadband FRU: 04X6014 for my ThinkPad X250. I?ve few questions, Pease suggest ...1. Is it really any good and practically beneficial?2. Can I use it on Fedora 27, How?s Linux support?3. X250 has two PCI Express M.2 card slot and one is already occupied by WLAN Card and other slot is available, Can I use empty slot for FRU-04X6014?4. Can I use both WLAN and WWAN simultaneously?5. What is the impact on battery (Windows and Linux)?6. Is AliExpress a good place to buy? Thankyou  

Answer:Sierra Wireless EM7345 4G LTE Mobile Broadband FRU: 04X6014 for my ThinkPad X250

Regarding your questions:1) I personally use it and it's really good, as I don't want to use additional USB modem or WWAN wireless router.2) Can't say, as I don't use Fedora.3) There's a dedicated port for this module. Please make sure, that you have an antenna connectors for module and adapter for a SIM card. Moreover, instead of WWAN module, you can install there a m.2 2242 SSD disk.4) Both can be enabled and connected, but application will use one at time.5) I have an extended battery, so it's hard to tell. I guess it have a simmilar power usage as WLAN module (basing on Windows power utilization). Can't say about Fedora.6) It you don't want to have a problem with whitelist (it prevent system from booting, when unauthorized module is installed), then I look for module on eBay. Make sure, that photos explictly show FRU PN: 04X6014 on module's label. Models without it will not work.

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Machine: ThinkPad T440p (20AN-009DMS)Boradband adapter: Sierra Wireless EM7345 4G LTEOS: Windows 8.1 64bitProblem: Unable to detect an inserted SIM card. What I have tried: Successfully re-installed (Windows had detected device and installed default drivers) Sierra Wireless EM7345 4G LTE drivers  - http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?-DocID=DS040771Failed to install Lenovo Mobile Broadband Activation - http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS001273. It fails with the message "There is no supported wireless WAN card installed in this computer. This setup cannot continue..."  I am out of ideas.Regards,Tiblu

Answer:ThinkPad T440p (20AN-009DMS) - Mobile Broadband - unable to detect SIM

You don't really need this software to use your WWAN card, in fact even you succeed to install it, it might prove unuseful to you (Lenovo Mobile Broadband Activation is an application for ThinkPad systems to support mobile broadband (3G/4G) activation for various service providers)(various providers not equal all providers). You could use Windows to manage the WWAN connection directly. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/use-mobile-broadband-to-connect-to-the-internethttp://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/mobile-broadband-from-start-to-finish  





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Thinkpad E130 Ericsson mobile broadband card not showing after OS upgraded to Windows 10. I have already installed the driver for Windows 10 64 bit.The card shows up under "Universal Serial Bus Controllers" as H5321 gw Mobile Broad Band Device but not under "Network Adapters"Under Network Adapters there is a MbmLowExt device with an yellow exclamation mark and properties says This device cannot startAnyone can help?

Answer:Thinkpad E130 Ericsson mobile broadband card not showing after OS upgraded to Windows 10

Hi,
 
Was your WWAN card running the latest firmware before upgrading to Win 10?
 
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T400-T500-and-newer-T/Mobile-Broadband-and-Windows-10/m-p/2143...
 
Z.

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I purchased a W530 with integrated mobile and have been trying to connect with various networks to no avail. I have a Type 2436-CTO S/N xxxxxxx 13/08 and Windows 8 came installed when I received. I have upgraded BIOS and everything that Lenovo solutions says I need to update.  
 
The MEID is A1xxxxxxxxxxx. It came with an integrated Sierra Wireless MC8355-Gobi 3000 modem. I have downloaded an updated driver for Windows 8 for the MC8355. I have spoken with almost every Lenovo technical person as well as taken the computer to various network stores and so far no one can figure out why it won't connect to Verizon.
 
Verizon says I'm active and the computer error message says I am not active. Every tech has tried to look at the system by logging into my computer and no one can figure it out. The device manager says the MC8355 is working. Interesting when it was shipped to me it also had an AT&T sim card installed. After I had signed up with AT&T and one mo of paying for service they determined it would not work on their network. Finally someone told me to take the AT&T sim card out and it still will not connect.
 
Verizon tells me I do not need a sim card as I have the MC8355 but they can't tell me why I can't connect. Now I've paid for Verizon service for one month and still cannot connect. Everything else works fine with the W530. I've owned ThinkPads exclusively since the first one ever came out. I've never not been able to connect to mobil... Read more

Answer:New Thinkpad W530 order direct from Lenovo with integrated mobile will not connect to broadband

Hi swade01, Have a look there: http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/detail.page?DocID=HT077670 It might help you hopefully. Vince.





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I had installed On my  ThinkPad T530 2429-AQ9 the Ericsson H5321gw/C5621gw Mobile Broadband Driver.But it won't apear in the device manager. Does someone has a clue??

Answer:ThinkPad T530 2429-AQ9 Ericsson H5321gw/C5621gw Mobile Broadband Driver issue

HiAre you sure wwan card is in your laptop?Laptop you have isn't being produced with wwan card installed. Did you install it yourself?

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Hello,  I know that this is a well known issue however I still can't seem to solve it I have Windows 10 and my system is up-to-date however the mobile broadband driver doesn't workEven though I downloaded and installed the latest driver, in device manager it shows the following:  The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28)There are no compatible drivers for this device. I tried to change the compatibility to windows 7 and windows 8 but it still doesn't work Please advice RegardsAli Elmeshmeshy













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Answer:ThinkPad X1 Carbon Type 3460 - Ericsson N5321gw / H5321gw Mobile Broadband Driver for Windows 10

Hi and welcome, ameshmeshyIf modem is exact H5321gw check out current modem firmware installedhttp://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-x-series-laptops/thinkpad-x1-......and drivershttp://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-x-series-laptops/thinkpad-x1-...Anyway, what wwan device name do you see in the Device Manager, under Network adapters category? Or whether it looks as an Unknown device in the Other devices category?

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In E430, there was a built-in "Mobile Hotspot" function in "Lenovo Settings."Since I have only got ADSL in my house, and I want to connect my smartphone to the internet, I am trying to make my E430 a wireless hotspot. However, when I try to enable it, it tells me that it requires internet connection, please check again. I am pretty sure that my laptop has already connected to the internet, so I don't know what's wrong now. Anyone got an idea?Thank you for reading my post. BTW, My OS is Windows 8.

Answer:E430 Mobile Hotspot issue

hi hope you must got the solution by this tim... if you have pls share with me...

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Question: thinkpad edge e430

why cant i update my nvidia drivers on the thinkpad e430

Answer:thinkpad edge e430

Hi nnketiah, Machine type of your machine? What kind of driver you want to update? Which OS are you using? Where did you get the driver from? Please provide more info.Fred





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Hi All, I just bought a Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E430(3254-1B6) but I am not able to turn it on if I install the battery and even I am not able start it on direct power supply using the adaptor(After removing the battery). My Vendor told me to charge the battery for 12 hours. My vendor also told me that ThinkPad laptop does not start without battery. Please let me know what may be the actual problem with my laptop.

Answer:Not able to turn on Thinkpad E430

Hi, charankalcut
 
If the machine will not start when the AC adapter is plugged in with or without the battery, and there are no lights or sounds, then I think this system has a faulty systemboard.  One thing you can try is to remove the batter and the AC adapter from the machine and then hold down the power button for thirty seconds. This will remove all power from the machine. Once complete, put the battery back in, connect the AC adapter and try to turn it on again. If there are no lights, sounds, or other signs of power, then it sounds like a bad systemboard, in which case I would either contact the vendor or Lenovo support at 1800-3070-7555 or 1800-425-2666. Also, if plugged in, the system should be able to work without the battery.
 
Best,
Adam





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How comes I cannot order the new ThinkPad Edge E430 in red..?

Answer:ThinkPad Edge E430 in red..?

As you need information regarding to order the ThinkPad Edge E430 in red , please contact the lenovo pre-sales department and there the available representative will assist you.
 
 
Thanks & Regards,
Sameer





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I want to upgrade my RAM from 4GB to 8gb, in way 4 + 4. I want to know if DDR3 1600Mhz  RAM from E530 is same as DDR3 in E430??? 

Answer:ThinkPad E430 vs. E530 RAM

Yes they are the same.

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hellomy laptop says it supports bluetooth but when i install the drivers for it it wont fully install them or even start them any help?













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Answer:thinkpad E430 bluetooth

what is the full MTM number of your machine?

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I just got my thinkpad and it takes foreverrr to start up because of the bloatware installed on it. Can anyone list me the programs that I can delete that will not harm my computer.Thanks

Answer:Thinkpad E430 Bloatware

You can run Microsoft Fixit and it will run a scan and prompt you to disable programs (it will list programs that that you can turn off) from running at startup or you can let it automatically select the startup programs that are slowing the process.
 
http://support.microsoft.com/mats/slow_windows_performance/en-us





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Can someone confirm whether the Sierra Wireless HSDPA Network Adaptor is supplied locked or unlocked on the X60s? Just bought an X60s and was told the internal SIM slot is unlocked and would take any SIM card but for some reason it's taken an unhealthy dislike to my T-Mobile SIMs. When I load the ThinkVantage Access Communications Wireless Connection Staus window and click on the Mobile Broadbad tab, at the top above the Connection Status box I get the message "SIM card is locked...." When I load ThinkVantage Access Communications and press the Mobile Broadband button, I get the following message "The installed SIM card is not authorised for use with integrated Mobile Broadband adaptor in your computer." This latter message seems to suggest that Sierra Wireless HSDPA Network Adaptor is locked.

Answer:X60s - Is the built-in 3G mobile Mobile Broadband adaptor locked?

Go to ebay and buy unlocked mc8755 for lenovo. It is about $25 buy it now. I bought two, problem solve.

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Looks like none of the existing or announced (CES 2014) tablets support T-Mobile mobile broadband. Modems are locked to AT&T, etc.
Am I wrong? I'd like to get a Dell Venue 8 Pro, Toshiba Encore, Lenovo Thinkpad 8, ... with T-Mo mobile broadband. Will it be possible?

Answer:Is there even a single Windows 8.x tablet w/ T-Mobile-compatible mobile broadband?

Is using the Internet Sharing on your phone not an option? I would like to have a tablet with data built in, but it is too expensive for me. I have unlimited Internet Sharing through my phone for $30/month.

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Hi, I've bought a brand new ThinkPad E430 (i3, 4 GB RAM) with Windows 8 64 bit preinstalled. While the machine works great (my only complaint is a short battery life - only 3 hours or so on "Balanced" plan with no serious tasks on), it doesn't want to connect to my Asus RT-G32 (Rev. B1) router (only B/G modes are supported). The router is 100% error free (I have several phones and computers on it and everything works fine), but my newest computer simply doesn't work with it. It does connect, but only "partly". Some websites work, but after a while, they stop working, and Gmail Talk and Skype, for example, never connect while on Wi-Fi (on cable, everything works flawlessly). I've tried just about every router setting (channels, wireless mode set to "54G only", changing from WPA to WPA2 login, etc.) and I've played with Win 8 cared settings (N mode disabled, only G mode enabled), but nothing seems to work for more than a few minutes. Now everything is back on default and I'm on cable again. Could somene please advise if there is anything else to try? Btw, I've connected the computer on N router at my girlfriends place, and it works good. It only refuses to work on my G router. Thanks and kind regards,Henrik  













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Answer:ThinkPad E430 - Can't Connect to a G Router

Hi, lemming2030
 
I would recommend to make sure that the drivers in your machine are up to date, particularly the wireless LAN and the BIOS. Having these updated may help your issue. All possible driver updates for your machine can be found here. You can use the dropdown menus to sort by device type and operating system to make searching faster.
 
Best of luck, and let me know how it goes
Adam





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Hey,I have a Lenovo Thinkpad e430 laptop with windows 8 pro and its basically fully spec'd out, besides the GPU (which I don't need since I don't play games)Anyway, My question is: Has anyone placed a touchscreen onto their laptop? If so, how?Is there a company that does this? I'd rather not take apart my laptop myself, but can if i must.Thanks

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Hi, I would like to buy a Lenovo Thinkpad. There are pretty good offers at the Outlet. I am not sure about the model that I should get. I am deciding between the L430 and the E430. While I have a preference for the L430, I have some concerns/questions: Regardless of the model choice, will a 14inch screen be enough for school and other stuff like watching movies?What are the advantages of the E430? Some models are priced higher than the L430. Background:I currently have a 15.6inch laptop. I think I want a smaller one as I need to carry my computer to school. The 15.6 inch is pretty heavy. However, I am very used to that format and a bit scared that a 14inch might be too small. E.g. if I work with Excel, Word, or Outlook. Although the L430 seems to be the more robust computer with the better specifications as compared to the E430, the L430 looks a bit old and it might not be as good as e.g. for watching movies. I want to use my computer both for school and free time. Thanks for your help! Yellow Squash

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i5-3210m.8 gigs ram120GB samsung ssd. 840 seriesgt630m nvidia even when browsing, cpu temp ranges from 60~70 degree celcius.. is that ok??? i dont think so. PS. I have tried lifting it up from back to provide air. I have tried notebook coolers. Notebook is brand new so no dust issues.. any possible fixes???

Answer:Lenovo thinkpad e430 cpu temperatures

I'd say it's normal...





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Hi I bought my thsi machine in feb,2013; and recently i have started facing this issue of "plugged in, not charging".I have gone through the other discussions and suggestions in the threads and tried the below: 1. Removed the charing cable - Restarted the machine: This just seems a one time solution, and the other time i face this problem, I have do the same again.2. I have updated softwares and genuine Win7. Please provide me the solution and if possible do tell me the cause as well.

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Hai, need help here, my on screen display keep showing that my battery no installed, i try to search on this forum for the solution, and it said i had to install the Hotkey integration feature, I already done that. but it is still not solve my problem, and the weird things is that my hot key does not display on screen. (when i press the volume key or caps key, it does not show the icon on the screen) how can i get the right driver for my lenovo, i already choose the right model for my lenovo, my series edge e430 machine 3254A25 im using win 7 pro suggestion please, thanks in advance













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Answer:ThinkPad E430 "Battery Not Installed"

Hi, syl4s
 
I did some research and found this thread that might be helpful. Another user had a similar issue, albeit with a different system. The solution that worked for this user was a power driver that needed updating. This links directly to the solution, though the entire thread has some good information. Updating the driver should work for you, but let me know just in case it doesn't.
 
Best, 
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Hello, I just bought a new Lenovo Edge E430 laptop with intel i5 Ivy Bridge and I want to know how the battery must be formatted for the first time? How long it should stay plugged for a correctly charge and for working properly? The PC must be connected all the working time, or only when battery dies? Thank you.

Answer:Formatting the battery for ThinkPad E430

As with any Lithium Ion battery the best advice is to fully charge (100%) the battery first. Then use it at least once a month down to where the notebook will be forced into hibernation. Then fully charge it. Otherwise charge as needed.The problem is that if you don't do what I call a full drain/full charge your battery can develop early signs of not fully charging. Also it helps reset your battery meter to better estimate life. I use my E430 a lot on outlet power so I try and remember to sometimes work on battery for a while to do a full discharge and recharge.

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I purchased the laptop in July 2012. From October 2013 onwards no display at times although there is power in the system.It happened intermittently.When there is display system performs perfect. Now for past 2 weeks there is no display although power is on. I am told that Graphics of NVidia in the particular model has some issue.Is it true? Since dispaly section is on motherboard the same has to be replaced.This is very costly as I have not gone for extened warranty.  I am totally confused, what is the solution?

Answer:Thinkpad E430 (3254D7Q) No display

Hi,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to hear that display is not working properly in your Lenovo ThinkPad E430.
 
I would suggest you to perform Flee Power ? remove the battery and any other peripheral device connected to the computer. Hold the power button for 10-15 seconds and then connect only the AC Adapter and try to turn ON the computer. Put the system to sleep and check if it wakes up normally.
 
Try connecting to an external monitor and check if display comes properly in it. Swap the battery and AC adapter with a good known one if you can.
 
Please let me know the happenings!
 
Best regards,
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Hello All,I have been using a thinkpad E430 series laptop. I am facing a strange problem. Intermittently, the mouse gets stuck and nothing works for some time. If I am listening to music, I hear a strong buzz sound. I checked the task manager as well but couldn't find any process/service behaving odd. I am using Windows-7 on this machine. Please help, as this is really annoying. Regards,~Vishal

Answer:Thinkpad E430 getting non-responsive intermittently

Hey Vishal, Were you able to fix this issue?Thanks!

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So, when do the Thinkpad Edge E430 and E530 come out?Some news articles say April, which is nearly upon us. Is there a date fixed when I can order one? Grateful for any info 

Answer:So, when do the Thinkpad Edge E430 and E530 come out?

No fixed date, but June/July would be my guess for US launch.

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The keyboard on my laptop will type any character i press for ever, wherever text can be entered. If i open up a browser, and the first thing i type is w it will keep going "wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww....." It does this with any key, that is a letter or a number. It does not stop unless i restart it. The only reason i typed this up is because i used a usb keyboard. It works fine unless i press any key on the laptop's keyboard.

Answer:Thinkpad E430 Keyboard typing by itself

The only thing I can think of, is try creating a new user and see if it happens there.  If it still does, make yourself a linux live cd, and see if it does it there.  If it does, then it is for sure the keyboard and warraty that sh*t!  If not it is software based, and you need to clean that computer!

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when i try to install the audio driver for win xp i get the message "no audio device".....some clues or ideas? Thank you!

Answer:ThinkPad e430 audio driver win xp

Hi
 
Welcome To Lenovo Community
 
Before installing the Audio drivers please install UUA drivers first if you have installed windows Xp SP2
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/888111
 
Then updated Windows XP service pack to SP3 .  Now install the Audio drivers from here Conexant Audio Software
 
 
Hope This Helps
Cheers!!!
 
 
 
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My laptop thinkpad Edge e430 is not powering up. When I plug in the AC cord the LED indicator does not turn on. I have checked the AC adapter with the multimeter and it gives 20 volt output. So the AC adapter is fine.  The laptop also does not power on with a fully charged batter. I have removed the HDD, Memory, Optical drive and the CMOS battery and then pressed the power button for 30 seconds. The laptop does not wake up.  It is quite weird as the laptop should show some kind of error So i may have an idea what is happening.  Discussing with people on other forums gives me an idea that the power setup of the laptop is faulty. Can some body here guide me to what the problem is and how can i fix it? 

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Greetings .... My thinkpad E430 failed to power on starting today, when i try to power on, its keep back switching off, nothing displayed on the screen even the lcd backlight hasn't turn on when it switch off ... any help please, i didn't do any BIOS update, and i didn't do any kind of hardware changes. Last night my laptop was perfectly okay .... any help will be very much appreciated .... Thank You  Piping

Answer:Thinkpad E430 failed to power on

Not to be a Harbinger of ill-tidings, but this sounds similar to the wide-spread problems Lenovo had with the 420 and 520 series. I owned an Edge 520, which was subsequently replaced by lenovo with my current E530, after shipping the e520 machine to the service center in Tenn. 5 separate times. Rumor has it that the 420 and 520 suffered from a design flaw in their Systems-Board (Mother-Board), causing them to do-away with the 20's series and re-designing the Systems-Board of the 430 and 530 Series. I certainly hope that yours is an isolated case, and furthermore that it is easily remedied. This reply is basically an FYI, and I send it with hopes that when your system is repaired it never recurs. Every time I shut off my E520, I never knew if it would power-on the following day......fruhlpmd.......

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HiI own a Thinkpad E430(type 3254). It's about 14 months old. Yesterday, it randomly started having an issue with it's keyboard. It acts like the enter key is continuously pressed, and about 1 sec after I hit any other key it stops. The enter key by itself has stopped working, and only shorts sometimes and results in a continuous press. As soon as i boot, enter input is given and normal startup gets interrupted. If i press any key, it's normal again until an OS loads. For example, if i boot into debian, line breaks get inserted between the console messages that are displayed until i press a key, and if i boot windows, it gets stuck at the login screen because enter is given without the correct password so it loops. This behavior also happens sometimes randomly while working normally. The keyboard hasn't even seen heavy usage, or any drink spills. I usually keep the laptop at my desk, and use an external keyboard. The last time I took it out was 2 weeks ago.  Has anyone faced this issue before? I doubt it can be a software issue, so do I need a new keyboard? Thanks for the assistance.













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ook so no one knows or no one bothered. anyway, i solved it and i'll leave it here.i called up lenovo's helpline, and they told me to remove ac power and the battery, and then keep the power button pressed for 2x30 seconds. Apparently, that drain static charge on the motherboard. That helped but only for a few minutes. Last night, i drained out the battery to 5% and now the issue is gone. I've recharged to 100% and the system is normal. I don't know what caused this, but it might have something to do with the lenovo power manager, which i recently installed.

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This is my first post here, I'm new, don't know a ton about computers. Had a Toshiba for 4 years and it was horrible. Just opened my brand new ThinkPad E430 yesterday and did set-up. Ordered from Lenovo and had the following upgrades added:1) 500GB HDD (7200 rpm?)2) intel Core i5 3200 or 3210 something...3) 16GB mSATA SSD4) Has windows 75) 8GB RAMI'm not sure what else, just wanted this thing to be speedy, but have optimum battery life. Everything seems to be going alright, and this is only the 3rd time I've turned it on. But I notice the task manager says it's running like 130 processes at startup and right now it's running 112 and that's about where it stays. I don't know a lot, but I do know that's quite a bit more than my old desktop and previous laptop ran at any point. On average, it stays at 3% CPU and 33% Physical memory. My main concern is a solid balance between peak performance and battery life. My old computer took nearly 6 minutes to boot up and that is no joke. This will be used mainly for school work, no games, movies, etc. just a lot of typing on a lot of papers and frequent access to online databases I use for research information.  My question to those who can help...Is there something I can do to lower the number of processes? Somewhere I can go to on here to check/uncheck the things that run on start-up so they don't always come on and stay on when I never use them? Are there programs pre-loaded on here that are unnecessary that could clean ... Read more

Answer:New ThinkPad E430 - well over 100 processes running

Good day and welcome to the community.
 
I have routinely checked the Blackviper site for information regarding Windows services and processes, from XP through Win7. I haven't played around enough with Win8 in this respect yet, though.
 
Most all Windows-specific items are explained well, and recommendations for optimal / safe settings are given. Even if you choose to make no changes to your configuration, there is a wealth of information for general consumption contained there. Please note that you may not find information regarding OEM-specific services or processes. If you have questions on those, please post them in the Community and, hopefully, members will be able to offer useful advice.
 
Disclaimer: I am not connected with the site in any way. It has just been one of my go-to resources over the years.
 
Regards.

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Hello, I've had my thinkpad a month with no problems, never touched the ultanav setting i scroll with the center button with the rectangle symbol, one day it changed to a circle scrolling symbol and it SUCKS in my oppinion, went to look fot the problem in ultranav, and it was GONE, somehow uninstalled, so i reinstalled the driver and it worked somewhat but it would cause the mouse to freeze and it did'nt work with some apps. Today i started up and its back to circle and the multigesture doesn't work. Anyone know how to return it to original and keep it that way?

Answer:Thinkpad E430 scrolling problems

Its telling me i don't have a trackpad/point!

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I have updated every driver, BIOS, ran every diagnostic I can think of. I am having issues connecting to the internet. I am at a loss on what to do. I have owned this PC for about 3 months and have never been able to connect through WiFi in that time. Its like 1/10 times will it connect. I am using windows 7 64-Bit.

Answer:Thinkpad E430 can't connect to internet

Hi, rrazo2382
 
What model of the E430 are you using? You should be able to find this information on the bottom of the machine (E430-XXX) Also, have you been able to connect with a wired connection?
 
Thanks in advance,
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how can I downgrade my  ThinkPad E430-3254-D3Q. bios? my current version is 2.55

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Hello everyone, I have recently purchased a ThinkPad E430 62718GV in Taipei, Taiwan which came with the following configurationIntel i5 3230M 2.6 GHz CPU8 GB RAMNVIDIA GT635M GPU 2 GBWindows 8 64 bit Despite having a such good configuration my machine is functioning very slow, long boot time, programs take relatively longer time to load etc. I have another Lenovo laptop with a Core 2 Duo CPU which operates faster than this new laptop. I am really confused and would really appriciate any of your valuable suggestions in this context.

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So I just installed WIndows 8 on my e430, I have a few drivers missing which System Update cannot fix.
 
PCI Device (VEN_10EC DEV_4229)
Unknown Device
 
I had one more which I forget how it showed up, I found the driver which was the Intel Management Engine Interface.
Figured I'd start this thread to a) Help me and  b) help anyone else with an e430 installing Win 8.
 
The only think I've noticed that doesn't work is the fingerprint scanner.  Otherwise, it's not so obvious.
 
The PCI Device came up as Realtek PCIE Card Reader Driver for Windows 8 (64-bit) - Notebook
 
I however cannot get a download link for the file. It just doesn't appear in the support site.
 
 
**EDIT***Unknown device was Power Management.  Got that one done, all that's left is the Realtek card reader.
 
Found a copy of the last driver: http://drivers.softpedia.com/dyn-postdownload.php?p=177312&t=0&i=1
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Recently I unistalled the Norton internet security that came with my E430, inorder to install one that I already had, and ever since I unistalled it, my lenovo solution center won't open.

Answer:ThinkPad E430 Solution Center problems.

Hi, MatinShaz360
 
Are you running the latest version of Lenovo Solution Center? If not, you can find that here. If that does not work, I would recommend uninstalling Lenovo Solution Center from your machine and then reinstalling it.
 
Best of luck. Let me know how it goes,Adam





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I purchased a Thinkpad E430 in May this year, personally. Generally I don't postreviews, but this product deserves it.First of all, as a developer, my reasons for purchase of the machine were to geta computer with a decent keyboard and build quality better than the generalconsumer products. I don't have many complaints with the keyboard. The mediakeys should not be activated by `fn` key instead of the function keys. Butconsidering the hardware and build quality, E430 fails miserably.I expected my E430 to hold up for a year at least, but it isn't designed forthat apparently. This is the case when it was not my primary computer, I spendabout 80% of my time on the office computer. The laptop just degrades whilesitting there it seems.It has been about 200 days and so far, there have been 3 hardware servicerequests processed on the machine: Dead pixels on screen, dysfunctionalmicrophone and then a broken case (probably because of the previous 2services). Plus there is the faulty BIOS, which issue(http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-Edge-S-series/Fn-key-legacy-mode-is-unreliable/td-p/865927)has been ever pending.All this was fine until a few days back, when I realized the screen hasdeveloped a permanent spot in the middle - because of the way the screen andkeyboard are placed. I haven't been able to find time to place another servicerequest. Plus the behaviour of the people at the lenovo center is just soterrible that I am reluctant to visit them.I have owned 4 laptops from other ... Read more

Answer:Thinkpad E430: Is this some kind of a practical joke?

Im described as a thinkpad evangalist but I too agree with this disregard for the brand. Having owned multiple thinkpads over the years its very obvious that there is no longer care for build quality and / or knowledge on the phone. My X230T was plaqued with simple issues and phone support was laughable - the bottom line is to never let lenovo service your machine but to keep trying to get them to send you a unit that isnt broken.  Ive had lenovo say things are warrentable one day and not the next. My brand new TPY arrived with the screen bezel popped off in the right hand corner - this isnt a warrentable issue!? and the laptop itselve is plagued with driver / sleep errors rending the trackpad frozen / disconnected for large periods of time. All these issues would be resolved if someone in the factory took 5 seconds to look at the machine, or support to atually note down the failures that we are telling them about over the phone rather than mockingly being told that the "head engineer" doesnt regard xxxxx as a failure. 

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Hi everyone,About a year and a half ago I bought a ThinkPad Edge E430 and its been working fine, until last week when I got a terrible virus which really corrupted my computer. I've managed to remove the malware, but as a result the registry is still damaged. I cannot change folder options, my start menu is blank, all my files have been moved to a TEMP file among all these other issues. I've run multiple malware scanners and registry repair programs but these issues aren't resolving. So I'm thinking that I'll need to just reinstall windows 7, to completely repair the registry and ensure everything is back to normal. I've backed up all my files, but my concern is about the reinstallation itself.How could I do this when Windows 7 came preloaded onto the laptop, so I don't have the installation disk.And would the product key for windows 7 (found under the battery) definitely work a second time around?

Answer:Windows 7 reinstallation - ThinkPad Edge E430

Hi Cosmos29,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
We understood that your query is about reinstalling the Windows 7 OS on ThinkPad Edge E430.
When your computer is working normally, press the blue ThinkVantage button to launch the SimpleTap Program (for Windows 7) or the ThinkVantage Productivity Center program (for Windows XP and WindowsVista).
 
Note:
Depending on the date when your computer was manufactured, your computer might have the
Lenovo ThinkVantage Toolbox program preinstalled instead of the Simple Tap program or the ThinkVantage Productivity Centre program.
 
You also can use the ThinkVantage button to interrupt the start-up sequence of your computer and start the Rescue and Recovery workspace, which runs independently of the Windows operating system and is hidden from it. If the Windows operating system is not running properly, the Rescue and Recovery workspace can help you do the following:
 
? Get the current system information.
? Rescue a file from your Windows environment or restore back-up files, provided you have made backups
by use of the Rescue and Recovery program.
? Configure your computer or start the ThinkPad Setup.
To access the Rescue and Recovery workspace, turn on the computer; then, while the ?To interrupt normal start-up, press the blue ThinkVantage button? message is displayed at the lower-left of the screen, press the ThinkVantage button. The Rescue and Recovery screen opens. For additional information, see ?Us... Read more

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I'm looking for an uppercase Thinkpad Edge E430. Mine was damaged...Thanks for any help













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I've found myself this one! The FRUs following: 04W4156 FRU Base Cover Asm 14W ROW ; 04W4158 FRU Base Cover Asm 14W TW 65W ; 04W4160 FRU Base Cover Asm 14W TW 90WI hope this help others

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Hi,I am looking to buy a lenovo laptop with the intention of using it mostly for word/excel applications, internet browsing and skype, and basic multimedia tasks (online video streaming, movies). The laptop's emissions (noise/heat) are key for me and by looking online, the E335 version seemed to be praised for its very low emissions and its low price.The only drawback is that it has the AMD E2 2000 processor, which performs much lower than its intel i3 counterparts.I wanted to check for your experience with the emissions of the E335, and whether the weaker processor would play a role in the performance of the laptop for the basic tasks intended.Also, I wanted to ask whether choosing the E430 version with intel i3 and would result in any drawbacks in terms of emissions.Thanks!loukianos

Answer:Choice between ThinkPad Edge E335 and E430

Hello. This is all a matter of budget and taste, plain and simple. In my experience, the AMD mobile APU's simply aren'ton par with the performance of the Core-i processors, and even when running the same clock speed as theirIntel counterparts, they run hotter, sometimes much hotter. They are a budget option though, and as such I guessthey will do their job adequately. Here is a comparison for the AMD E2-2000 vs the Intel i3-3110M Ivy Bridge. AMD E2-2000 vs Intel Core i3-3110M The difference is vast when it comes to available features and performance, but the AMD uses much less power,but that will be very apparent in its performance and will be a huge factor in how long the machine will last for youbefore you need to update it. My 2 cents is always go with the Intel Core-i option. They are very energy efficient, specially since the Ivy Bridgearchitecture was introduced, and the smallest i3's really are a powerful option for a day-to-day machine. And themachines that come with them aren't so much more expensive than the AMD powered machines. Lastly, have you checked out the new E440 models? The Haswell line of Intel CPU's is much more energy efficientthan the earlier Ivy Bridge models. ThinkPad E440 Laptop Cheers!

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Hi I recently bought Lenovo Thinkpad E430 (3254-AM4) Laptop (2nd Gen Ci3/ 2GB/ 500GB) and installed NFS most wanted. I am facing the screen freeze problem when I start a new career. Or some times appcrash problem. Please let me if there is something to do with drivers.

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Howdy folks, I ordered a TP Edge E430 with Core i3 Intel processor, was foolish enough not increase the memory from 4GB to 8GB, now would like to stick another 4GB memory module but not sure which one use, any suggestions on which module will work along with the default one which comes with Lenovo Laptop.

Answer:Memory Upgrade for Thinkpad Edge E430

1600 mhz SoDIMM RAM module. PC3-12800S

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Hello everybody, this is my first post here as I just bought an Edge e430 from Lenovo.It came with Win 8 installed (let's skip this) and as I tried to connect to the LAN for verifying the license I realized that I did not have any network connection. No way to connect, no matter what I clicked and what I switched on/off.... no connection (even the local one). As I am a Linux user, after figuring out how to boot from CD I tried Linux on a Live CD to see whether it was a Win 8 issue or a card one. No connection there too. Trying to set up here and there I think I grasped the problem, however I does not make any sense to me. Is it possible that the new model is IPv6 only (with no IPv4 retrocompatibility). If this is the case (I repeat: it doesn't make sense) what should I do to make it working, at least in Win 8? Thank you very much for your time. P.S. Forgot to say that I don't have any WiFi to try.

Answer:Thinkpad edge e430 ethernet problem

Ok, I see no reply but I keep updating the problem. I took the pc to work, connected the cable and.... tada! Connection working! I am actually posting it from the Linux live CD. The question is, why my home LAN isn't working??? I used it for over one year and had (at least) 5 different laptops connected without the smallest glitch. Any ideas?

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hello just bought new E430 3254- A11 ,here's the spec: Intel CoreIntel i7-3612QM (2.10GHz, 6MB L3 Cache, 1333MHz FSB), 14.0" 1366x768 LCD, NVidia GT630M-2GB, 4GB 1333MHz DDR3, 750GB HDD (5400rpm), etc the problem is, I've been using thinkpad for about 2 years, so I knew few things about thinkpad and it's speciality in battery,I set battery threshold between 50% and 70%, so if the battery capacity right now is 69% and in state of AC (charged), the status should've "No Activity" but the actual status is "Charging"                                                                                                                                it's always charged to 99%, it doesn't stop at 70%and this is the settings for the threshold  I've done battery gauge reset, but it didn't works Thinkpad Power Management Driver : 1.65P... Read more

Answer:Battery Threshold Problem On Thinkpad E430

It does appear that you have a good working knowledge of the Battery Reset Function.  But if all the steps are followed it should have resolved your issue.  I am listing the steps for resetting the Battery Gauge and I would like for you walk through the steps one more time.  If this does not work then we can look  a little deeper to find the issue.
 

Resetting the battery gauge
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/diagnose-and-fix/detail.page?DocID=HT003431#reset

After the battery firmware is updated, the full charge capacity will be reset to the battery's design capacity. Because of this, it is recommended that a battery fuel gauge reset be performed after the update is complete. This will update the full charge capacity to an accurate value. If this is not done, the battery may report a sudden drop in the estimates of remaining percentage and remaining time once the battery is nearly empty even after updating the firmware. To perform the fuel gauge reset:

Start Power Manager by double-clicking the fuel gauge displayed in the lower right portion of the screen.
Select Advanced in Switch to: view.
Click the Battery tab.
Click Battery maintenance.
Click Perform Reset.
Follow the instructions on the screen.

After the reset is complete, the battery gauge will be calibrated.
If Power Manager is not installed or no Battery Maintenance button is available in Power Manager, the battery gauge can be reset by the following instructions.

Charge the battery t... Read more

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Hi I have an Thinkpad E430 laptop which has a HD4000 graphics card and comes with an VGA and HDMI output. I'm trying to set up 2 external displays with my built in display as in 1 vga, 1 hdmi, 1 built in display so that I can view my work over 3 screens. Unfortunately I'm can only choose 2 of the options for example Monitor + Built in displayMonitor + Digital displayBuilt in display + Digital display etc. So no option to choose all three. Is there a way to get all three options or is this a limitation of the laptop? Thanks

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Hi, Im using Lenovo E430, I`vw spent so many hours, just to activated my Wireless Device.I`ve installed thinkvantage, Think COmmunication, and other driver to support my Wireless device, but when im trying to turn it on itu keep saying "No supported wireless adapters (802.11. WAN or Bluetooth) are installed in this system." I`m using windows 7, someone please help me to solve this, thank in advance













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Hey Syl4s,
 
Did you try running System Update and see if it can find your wireless driver update? I know you said you looked and downloaded drivers for your wireless device. I think you are still missing one and a good way to check is under device manager. If you look under networking you will see if any devices are missing drivers with what looks to be yellow triangle with a ! in the middle.
 
If you want to try to download the drivers for WAN only here is a link:
 
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/default.page?
 
Best Regards,
 
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I recently acquired the ThinkPad Edge E430 to play around with and review, if anyone is looking to buy this as a budget system alternative to the T420/T430 and has questions on how it compares feel free to ask questions.  I also used the ThinkPad E420 so know how it compares to that system -- it is very much similar with a few minor changes.  Anyway, short review below or check out my  The Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E430 is a 14.0? screen notebook targeted at small business buyers or really anyone that?s on a budget but still wants a laptop with good build quality. The E430 starts at a very reasonable price of $549 when configured with an Intel Core i3 2nd generation processor. At the current time the latest 3rd generation of Intel Core i3 and i5 processors are not available, though we expect that will change in the coming months. However, for most small business or home office users, there?s no real need for the latest and greatest technology. Rather, what you?ll be looking for is a durable and reliable work horse that?s got at least some portability factor.Let?s go over the ThinkPad E430 specs as configured for this review unit:- Screen: 14.0? 1366 x 768- Processor: Intel Core i3-2350 2.30GHz- Memory: 4GB RAM- OS: Windows 7 Premium 64-bit- Graphics: Intel HD 3000- Storage: 320GB HD 7200RPM- Battery: 6-cell Li-Ion- Optical Drive: DVD Burner- Wireless: Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n- Weight: 4.74lbs- Dimensions: 13.36" x 9.21" x 1.12-1.33"- Ports: 2 USB 2.0 (1 ... Read more

Answer:Lenovo ThinkPad E430 Short Review

How does it compare to the V series? And some reviewers gave the E420 a terrible review. How is this E430?

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Hello everyone, I have a Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E430 and it was working fine until today. Today I worked on the laptop as usual and just turned off the Fast Startup setting in the Windows 8 and then restarted the computer. Now it only shows a black screen (LCD backlights are on but there is nothing on the screen). I hear the usual BIOS beep sound but I can't see the BIOS screen or the Windows. I've tried to connect to a an external monitor via HDMI. Amazingly, both my laptop's screen and external monitor works fine when the laptop is connected to the external screen. But when I disconnect them, again I can only see the black screen. I turned on the Fast Startup settings in Windows 8, but it didn't work. Then I loaded the default settings from the BIOS and it didn't worked too. Finally I've installed Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS to test if it is because of the operating system but it didn't help too. I've tried all of this using the laptop's screen while it was connected to the external screen. It is very confusing for me. It seems like the screen is only working when an external screen is also connected to the laptop. I would be very happy if anyone can help me about this problem.

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I've just upgrade my e430 to Windows 8 and realize, that two USB 3.0 not working with USB 3.0 device (like flash disk or external hard drive). Device is recognized but not shown as drive, so I've no access to them.I've read some articles, that Win 8 should have native support for USB 3.0 so am I missing something?And should this be somehow connected with my internal card reader not working? I can see, that Lenovo yet not release drivers for it, but... Thanks for answers.













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Answer:Thinkpad Edge E430 USB 3.0 behave as USB 2.0 on Windows 8

i have the same issue - usb 3.0 devices not working!

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Dear i am bye a new lenovo thinkpad E430 3254T3Q laptop on 1 Sep 2012 while charging some time i got message plugged in not charging (mostly when battery level in between 10% to 30%) after shut down 1 or 2 times its working please guide me what is the problem ...........

Answer:Getting message plugged in not charging in thinkpad E430

Did you do a clearn windows installation? I was also facing this issue after a clean windows 7 install. I tried to skip as much of lenovo's bloatware as possible. But I figured I have to install lenovo power manager. After power manager was installed, battery not charging prbolem was gone. i do not like this software, and prefer the windows default power options instead. But I have to keep this installed for correct funcionaing of battery .

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I've got an E430 with 16gb ssd drive,and tried to use expresscache to speed up my computer.I used "eccmd.exe -info" to check out how it works and here is the result.Mounted : YesPartition Size : 14.91 GBReserved Size : 3.00 MBVolume Size : 14.91 GBTotal Used Size : 3.74 GBTotal Free Space : 11.17 GBUsed Data Size : 3.67 GBUsed Data Size on Disk : 3.74 GBAs you can see,now the "total used size" is 3.74GB which indicates that the cache has benn stored on the sdd drive.But every time I shut the computer down,and restart it, check the status, the "total used size"just return to about 300MB(maybe even lower), I wonder is this how it supposed to work like? Or this software  just doesn't function correctly on my computer,and if it does is malfunctioned, what I'm I supposed to do to fix it? Thank you...

Answer:Thinkpad edge E430 problems with expresscache

Oh,and here is another thing that I noticed. A couple of days ago, I deleted the hibernation partition on my SSD drive because it takes up 8gb of storage,and seldom do I use hibernation. But I noticed that after I deleted the partition, my computer's boot up time seems to be slower than before, does that partition has some thing to do with boot up time?

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Hi, as I've said in my "WiFi" thread, I have a brand new Lenovo E430 (Intel Pentium i3, 500 GB HDD, 14" screen, 6 GB RAM - it was 4 GB, but I had a spare 2 GB 1066 lying aroundn so I've used it). It is advertisied everywhere, that these laptops have long batery life - from 6-8 hours. However, when I unplug mine, it shows only 3 hours left ("Balanced" power plan on Win 8 64 bit, brigtness set to lowestn and WiFi turned off). I'm now typing this message and downloading a 400 MB file, and it's already down to 91% or 2 hours and 40 minutes. I can accept that, but could just someone please verify that this is normal? If there are any other E430 users I would appreciate if you could share your experience with me. Thanks!













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Answer:ThinkPad E430 - Only 3 Hours of Battery Life?

It depends, really. After debloating my windows my E430 gives me 5 hours of battery life on very light tasks (light browsing, light programs).

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Hello everyone, I have a Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E430 and it was working fine until today. Today I worked on the laptop as usual and just turned off the Fast Startup setting in the Windows 8 and then restarted the computer. Now it only shows a black screen (LCD backlights are on but there is nothing on the screen). I hear the usual BIOS beep sound but I can't see the BIOS screen or the Windows. I've tried to connect to a an external monitor via HDMI. Amazingly, both my laptop's screen and external monitor works fine when the laptop is connected to the external screen. But when I disconnect them, again I can only see the black screen. I turned on the Fast Startup settings in Windows 8, but it didn't work. Then I loaded the default settings from the BIOS and it didn't worked too. Finally I've installed Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS to test if it is because of the operating system but it didn't help too. I've tried all of this using the laptop's screen while it was connected to the external screen. It is very confusing for me. It seems like the screen is only working when an external screen is also connected to the laptop. I would be very happy if anyone can help me about this problem.

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Hi, I recently bought some Thinkpad EDGE E430 and E530 for my company. But one of them, at the first boot, instead of showing the first time Windows setup wizard it booted to Windows login with an already defined user named 'obe' and it ask for a password. I can't enter to Windows. I have tried to make 'factory settings' for resintalling Windows but the System Recovery Options always ask me for the password of 'obe' user. I called Lenovo support and the agent told me to use another E430 to produce a recovery DVD, so I made it (because I bought more E430 in the same order), but is the same, always asking for the password. Please see the picture. I need to give the laptop to one of my employees, he is goint to travel this next weekend and he need to take this laptop to the trip. 

Answer:New Thinkpad Edge E430 came with a Windows user and cannot login (who is 'obe' ???)

welcome to the community. press F1 when the first splash screen appears to get into bios. make sure that the cd/dvd drive is listed first in the boot order (or usb cd/dvd, if your machine doesn't have an internal). then put the recovery dvd in the drive and reboot the machine. it should load the recovery process from the dvd, rather than any hdd partition, and allow you to recover/reimage the machine. please post back if this doesn't work or if you have further ?s. cheers.

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Hi, I have purchased a new E430 ,, installed windows 7 ultimate 64-bitI installed all drivers and all is working fine.. I still have one unkown device (PCI) .. I think it's VGA .. but I installed intel HD card driver. below is the info: The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28)There is no driver selected for the device information set or element.To find a driver for this device, click Update Driver. device instance path:PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_5229&SUBSYS_500017AA&REV_01\4&C587ECB&0&00E0 hardware ID:PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_5229&SUBSYS_500017AA&REV_01 physical device object name:\Device\NTPNP_PCI0016 please help.













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Answer:Thinkpad e430 unknown PCI device - windows 7 ultimate

Its the Realtek PCIE Card Reader. Driver should be present in SWTOOLS\DRIVERS\MultiCard

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Hello to all, new one here to the forum. Well, title says it all... At first I think it was a problem with the way Linux suspends the machine, but now I realize it happens too when I suspend from Windows (I have dual boot with Windows 7 and Linux Mint 17 actually). It started making it sometimes, not always, but now always happens: I suspend, close the lid and put the notebook on my bag. Hours or even minutes later, when I want to use it again and open the lid, its shuts off right at that very moment. If I suspend and 2 minutes later resume with the notebook still on the table, everything goes fine... so I suspect it may be a time thing or bad contact with the battery, but really don't know. I'm reticent to bring it to tech service because of several reasons, so I want to share this and hope to hear if someone had the same problem and how fixed it, if it can be fixed. Oh, and sorry for my perhaps strange english, I'm argentinian.

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Hi all, I recently purchased a ThinkPad E430 two months ago and since past one month and more I am facing this blue screen problem every day and sometimes 2 times a day. Previously, there was a problem that windows updates weren't installing and gets failed at all the time but it was resolved by itself. But this bluescreen problem keeps on coming every now and then....and Its not like particular situation where I can see a blue screen crash...its sometimes sitting idle, doing normal browsing, doing some office work..Suddenly you see a blue screen....I don't play games in my computer at all......My laptop don't gets heated up very quickly, battery is fine ..I have seen many reviews stating that lenovo 's laptops have a bluscreen problem. specially with E430....Kindly help...I am thinking it to return it back. AM  

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Hello,I am facing problem in entering to bios settingsI have tried using both "ENTER" key and then tried f1 with function key and also without it..Is there any other way to get into bios settings?

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What is the benefit of a 16 GB Micro Solid State Drive, Serial ATA3 besides the regular HD..?

Answer:ThinkPad Edge E430 with Micro Hard Drive..?

the 16 gigs mSATA will be used as a large cache for the regular HD, much like what Intel Turbo memory was, but it will have better algorithms applied to predict usage pattern.

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Hi!I recently upgraded my ThinkPad Edge E430 OS from Windows 7 to Windows 8 using Lenovo's recovery Discs. Now on USB 3.0 ports I am getting USB 2.0 transfer speed of around 30 MBps. Device manager shows that there is Intel USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller driver installed. Still I am getting USB 2.0 data transfer rate on USB 3.0 ports with USB 3.0 hard drives and pen drives.Can you give suggestions about how can I get USB 3.0 data transfer speed back?

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Hello,please advise what driver is missing for the unknown device with the following specs from the "Device manager" General- ACPI-Compliant Embedded  Controller- Drivers not installed error Code 28 device ID- LEN0068 got every other device running with propper driver (WLAN, Ethernet, USB3.0, Intel Chipset, VCard(both), Touch scanner, Audio, Monitor, Camera, Bluetooth, Cardreader)  Thanks in advance! 













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Answer:Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E430 unknown device

problem solved:that happend to be - LENOVO POWER MANAGEMENT DEVICE not the Power Managerhttp://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?LegacyDocID=MIGR-4GXPEG

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Hi, I want to upgrade the wireless card on my Thinkpad Edge E430 laptop and I was thinking of buying this card: Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260. Is the card supported? Are there drivers available for this model? Is a bios mod needed? Thanks!  

Answer:Changing the wireless card on an Thinkpad Edge E430

Hi Tudorc11,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
We understood that your query is about Wifi up-gradation on ThinkPad E430.
 
We regret to inform you that Intel Dual band will not support and there is not driver available for that adapter from Lenovo driver page. 
 
Please click here for complete details on the system specification.
 
Hope this helps. 
 
Best regards,
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Dear All,    This is my first Post in this forum ...   Please let me know when is the release date of  Thinkpad Edge E430 and E530 laptops in INDIA...  When will it get available in INDIA.....  Eagerly waiting for your reply... Thanks,Nitins

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Hello! So I have a Lenovo laptop Thinkpad Edge E430. AVG Safe Search wanted to restart the laptop (I can't remember why, but probably just to make sure everything was okay).I did, and now when I turn the computer on normally, I get nothing but a black screen with a mouse, instead of the user icons.I can run it in Safe Mode, but I'd really like to be able to use my laptop normally, since a lot of things don't work in Safe Mode.Any ideas?(Thank you so much!!)

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Hi, I recently bought a 300Mbps Wireless N Router (TP-Link TL-WR841ND), but I only get 72 Mbps speed on my Thinkpad E430 laptop. As far as I read, the 1x1 11b/g/n Wireless LAN PCI Express Half Mini Card Adapter only supports speeds up to 150 Mbps (which would still be ok with me), but instead I get 72 Mbps. I tried to tweak the adapter and router settings, but I had no luck. Do I need to change the Wireless adapter? Is it possible to change it, or should I use an external USB Wireless adapter instead? Thank you!  

Answer:Thinkpad Edge E430 Wireless speed only 72Mbps

Hi Tudorc,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I would suggest you to check if any other similar device is able to achieve better speeds.
 
Log to the router's configuration utility by typing its IP address into a browser and change the encryption settings to WPA2 Encryption Only. Choose 40MHz-wide channels in the router?s configuration utility.
 
Since you are using a 1x1 single-stream card, so a max of 150Mbps is theoretically said to achieve. In addition, you are only on the 2.4GHz band, which is often congested, so you may see lower speeds. The disparity between theoretical and practical Wi-Fi performance comes from network protocol overhead, radio interference, physical obstructions on the line of sight between devices, and distance between devices. Under ideal conditions, actual results for a wireless adapter rated at 150Mbps is perhaps in the range of 50-80Mbps.
 
Hope this provided enough clarity for your query!
 
Best regards,
Mithun.





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my lenovo e430 literally burned out and its hinges base too what do i need to know if i am going to replace the base. what should i doooo replace the base or hinges or both.... really need a quick reply

Answer:thinkpad e430 base hinges broken need solution

Hi Prabhjinderaula,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
Suggest you to take the system to a nearby service center and get it checked. Because we have to verify the function of the hinges and only then we will be able to know whether a replacement is required or not.
 
Please click here to visit the link where you can get the list of support contact numbers, select the respective region and give a call.
 
Hope this helps.
 
Best regards,
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Hi,I've purchased a Thinkpad Edge E430 3254-D7Q , that comes with Intel 2nd Gen Core i5 processor, 2GB RAM, 500GB HDD, 14inch Display. I just want to know what ts the maximum amount of ram supported by each channel of the laptop. I want to install a additional single stick 8GB ram into it. Is it possible?

Answer:Maximum Ram support in each slot of Thinkpad Edge E430 3254-D7Q

Each slot supports a 8 gigs SODIMM.

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The recent BIOS update (version 2.54) which has been released to fix fan issues with the system, does not have a corresponding Bootable CD available. I need to upgrade my computer's BIOS but doing that from a Windows partition is not possible as I do not use that OS. The update download page (http://support.lenovo.com/en_IN/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS033264&rss=true#) links to an older version BIOS Bootable disk update. Is there a way through with I can obtain a Bootable version of the flashing utility. Maybe there is a tool to create Bootable CD via the windows executable?

Answer:ThinkPad Edge E430 - BIOS update 2.54 - Bootable CD missing

There is a new BIOS Update Bootable CD. Check it out for E430.  

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Edge E430 (ThinkPad) - Type 627149G    S.N: MP30299 I already Have H5321 gw but I'm cannot install driver for windosw 10x64 even it was working before on windows 7x64also tried to update frimware with no success so i need another wwan card compatible with the specified laptop type and support windows 10 thanks

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Dear All,   My Lenovo E430 notebook's battery automatically drained to 96%(even if Battery was fully charged to 100%) and then power on with  AC after 4 hours . After one day later, the battery dropped to 94%. So I sent it  to Lenovo service center, and the battery was replaced by new one.  But it seemed that battery drain symphom was not to fix, the new battery also drained again after 7 days( the case was same as the original one). I don't know why, does the battery of E430 model have the battery problem ?   Who can help me, PLEASE ? VERY TROUBLE !

Answer:E430 Thinkpad - Battery drain automatically even if unit is powered off.

Hi, Sunnyleung
 
Lenovo power manager gives users the power to change their battery threshold settings. The battery threshold determines at what percentage of battery life the battery will stop and resume charging. For example, a user wants to have their battery charge only when life is 50% or below. If the user plugs in their computer and the battery life is greater than 50%, then the battery will not charge. This may be your issue, and I firstly recommend making sure the settings in power manager are correct. Here are the steps to do that:
 

Start Power Manager by double-clicking the fuel gauge displayed in the lower right portion of the screen. 
Select Advanced in Switch to: view. 
Click the Battery tab. 
Click Battery maintenance. 
Click Perform Reset. 
Follow the instructions on the screen.

After the reset is complete, the battery gauge will be calibrated.If Power Manager is not installed or no Battery Maintenance button is available in Power Manager, the battery gauge can be reset by the following instructions.

Charge the battery to 100%. 
Disconnect the AC adapter from the computer. 
Discharge the battery until 5% or less of the battery charge is remaining. It is okay to let the critical battery action hibernate or shutdown the system. 
Connect the AC adapter. The full charge capacity value will update when the AC adapter is connected.

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Hi, Control Panel / Device Manager shows yellow on following items: Lenovo Settings PowerWindows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information(in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19)Lenovo Settings Camera AudioWindows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information(in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19) Have tried to download new drivers but they are uptodate. How can this be fixed? Thanks in anticipation. pmor1945Melbourne Aust    

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Hi I had ordered a Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E430. First, delivery was delayed by 1 week later when I checked the machine, mouse pad and track pad were not working. I tried reinstalling drivers, checked BIOS settings. There was no mention of Mouse & TrackPad in Control Panel. Atlast, I raised a case with Lenovo customer care.  It has been almost 2 weeks, nothing is moving. Any time I call, same response they arr investigating the root cause. I am fed up with this service. I would suggest to others please think twice before falling into Lenovo trap. -Amit

Answer:Thinkpad Edge E430: Mouse Pad & Track Pad Dead On Arrival

hum that sounds bad.But check your Private Message.

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I'm looking to get a larger hard drive for my Thinkpad Edge E430, and I have two questions. The current drive is a Toshiba MK5061GSY - SATA 300. It's 0.4 inches high. I'm looking at a WD Green WD20NPVX - SATA 600. It's 0.6inches high. What size is the HDD bay? Will a drive that's 0.6 inches high fit?Is a SATA 600 drive backwards compatible with a SATA 300 port?Thanks.













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Answer:Size of hard drive bay for Thinkpad Edge E430? and SATA 300 vs 600

Ivy Bridge CPU in the E430 supports SATAIII (6 Gb/s) for the main hdd and optical drive bay. The height of the E430 hdd bay is suitable for 7 and 9.5 mm (not sure what that equates to in inches).

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