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X220 power management issue

Question: X220 power management issue

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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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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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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Hello!I have a Lenovo X201 Tablet machine running Windows 7 Enterprise (x64). About two weeks ago, the Lenovo Power Manager (v3.61) stopped working.  When you attempt to launch the Power Manager software by way of Control Panel or via the little "battery meter" widget down on the taskbar, nothing happens.  Nothing is written to the System/Application log.  There is no error message.  You can click and click and click all day long and nothing will ever launch. Interestingly enough, I delved down into Program Files and found the actual Power Management executable, and made a shortcut to it on my desktop, and this works fine!Also as an interesting aside, this is profile specific.  I have made a new user profile, and the Lenovo Power Manager works as expected from this new profile. I have tried uninstalling both the Power Manager and the Power Manager driver, rebooting, and reinstalling - both by using System Update and by manually downloading.  This makes no difference.Also, unfortunately, I cannot use System Restore to jump back in time! Lenovo suggested I reload the machine.   That's great, but I'd like a little less extreme measure. Has anyone had any experience with a problem similar to this?  Googlin' has left me nothing! 

Answer:Power Management Issue..

I experienced this a few weeks ago on my X220 tablet, and having found no solution, eventually resigned myself to just leaving Power Manager uninstalled. I'm glad to hear you found a workaround, I'll be trying it out shortly and will edit this post to reflect the results. edit: Your workaround works for me. It really shouldn't be necessary though...

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Hello All, I have a new Y510P that has been giving me all sorts of problems.  Lenovo Technical Support has been less than helpful, but with the help of some other forums I've managed to figure out and fix most the problems. The one I have left is, if I have an application open - the internet, Open Office, etc. - but then leave the computer idle for 1-2 minutes, the screen goes black and the computer goes to sleep.  I've checked all of the Power Management settings I can find, nothing is set to turn off or go to sleep for at least 30 minutes, and the problem doesn't happen as long as I'm active.  Or, if I minimize everything and just have the desktop visible, it seems fine - it's only if the application is open.  It's very annoying as I have to wake up, then re-log in everytime this happens.

Answer:Y510P Power Management Issue

I would uninstall the lenovo power management application that comes with it.  It's been giving me problem since I got my laptop (2 weeks ago).  You'll save yourself a lot of hassle if you do it now.  The application is probably managing the power instead of letting windows power management do it's thing.  You'll also come across some issues with video games if you allow the lenovo power management application to run.  

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Hi I seem to have an odd issue with power management. I have installed windows from scrach (8.1 pro) and seem to lost the option to wake the laptop from sleep using keybaord. The power management option is not there in the device details. It has the Standard PS/2 Keybaord installed but the power management option is simply not there. This worked fine on the factory install so i know that it can do this. I have not changed any bios settings. I can wake it up from sleep with a mouse but both keyboard (built in one) and touchpad dont do it anymore.I tried everything i can think of bbut no success. And yes, the lenovo power manager is installed and working fine. Many thanks for all the help.

Answer:z50-70 keyboard power management issue

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Hi,

In Device Manager>USB root hub properties>Power management> I untick the box that "allowsthe computer to turn off this device to save power" but whenever I turn my computer on this box has been automatically ticked. I don't want this to happen, can anyone suggest how I overcome this problem please?

Answer:USB root hub power management issue

Will this help?

Power Plan - Restore Default Settings

Power Plan Settings - Change

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Hello Everyone, First time posting here in the Lenovo Community, hoping some of you can provide guidance. When we place any of these computers into Standby Mode, they will succesfully enter Standby.  The next time we try to enter standby mode, they will not enter, it will simply hang.  The only way we can successfully enter Standby again is if we reboot the machine. So, long story short, the laptop will only go into standby after a reboot.  We use System Center Configuration Manager to deploy our X200, T400 and W500 laptops.  We used to be running X61, T61 and T61p's, and never had this issue.  All drivers are up to date and we're running XP. Is there any trick to getting standby to run properly?  We have the Power management driver, Power Manager and the System interface driver installed. Any desktop deployment people have any luck with this? Thanks,Sean

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When closing my lid, my computer goes to sleep regardless of any setting I change and regardless of whether the computer is plugged in or not. I've tried changing the options under "Events" in the advanced Power Manager settings, I've tried changing settings in multiple places in Windows's built-in Power Options CP, and nothing seems to actually affect the behavior. Is there some hidden, little known setting I may be missing, here? I need my computer to stay awake and active when plugged in, even if I shut the lid. Does anyone have suggestions they have to help me? Thanks in advance,Jesse

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I noticed today that the Action Center says "Compatibility issue with your power management system." The description underneath is: Your power management system isn't working peoperly because a compatible driver is not available for this version of Windows. When I click on View message details it just says "Your computer was unable to download the solution at this time. Check to make sure your computer is connected to the Internet, and then try to download the solution again later." All power related functionalities however seem to be working. Battery is charging; battery percentage is showing; I can adjust screen brightness. I am not sure when exactly this problem started but it defenitely was not there before. Tried downloading and fixing the Power Management Software and updating BIOS. Still have the same message. System: Windows 8.1 64-bit 

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Hi, When am turning on my Laptop it is asking scan the finger on enter power management password when is am scanning it showing acces granted and asking password again and also it is showing  LOCK SYMBOL beside that there is cube symbol, plssss help me on this

Answer:t420 power management password issue

Hi Raghava,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to hear that you had issues with password management in your Lenovo ThinkPad T420.
 
Could you please share a screenshot of the same so that I can understand the issue better?
 
Hope to hear back from you soon!
 
Best regards,
Mithun.





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Hello I got my Lenovo Z50-70 Back in May 2015 and decided to reinstall the OS cause I didn't want the bloatware that came with the computer. I installed the drivers that came with the computer and now I'm getting a power management compatibility issue that I can't seem to find the solution to online. I believe this is part of the problem as to why my computer only charges to 60%.  Some forums have suggested Bios issues but idk how I would go about approaching that issue so if anyone could help me solve this issue, that would be greatly appreciated.  DescriptionWindows detected a new device attached to your computer, but could not find the driver software it needs to make the device usable. Each device manufacturer typically includes driver software of a CD that comes with the device, or as a download from its website. The hardware ID of your device is ACPI\VEN_VPC&DEV_2004.Problem signatureProblem Event Name: PnPDriverNotFoundArchitecture: x64Hardware Id: ACPI\VEN_VPC&DEV_2004OS Version: 6.3.9600.2.0.0.768.101Locale ID: 1033Extra information about the problemBucket ID: a174dfba8fc39d6da507dde9f5dc0925 (-1543083658)  

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I have an issue installing the Lenovo Power Management Driver. Running the ThinkVantage System Update it appears as a criticial update and I have 'installed' it as usual. However every time I run the system update again the Power Management Driver appears again as a cirtical update. Furthermore the software does not appear in Programmes and Features. So I conclude the software never really was installed. I also tried installing it manually with the same effect: I can install it again and again. It never appears anywhere. Furthermore I cannot use the battery settings in the app Lenovo settings and often have an issue that batteries do not load. Does someone have a clue what the problem is? I have uploaded a picture of the update process that I appears again and again no matter how often I install... Thanks for your help!

























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Answer:Issue installing the Power Management Driver on T5...

Have you tried to install the Lenovo Power Management Driver for Windows 10 (32-bit, 64-bit) directly from the http://support.lenovo.com/ website to see if you get any error message during the installation? The latest version I see of the Lenovo Power Management Driver for Windows 10 (32-bit, 64-bit)  is version 1.67.12.16 dated 12.September 2016  Then there is the Lenovo KB Document below that states "There is no Power Manager for Windows 10", which might lead one to believe that Lenovo Power Management does not even work in Windows 10, yet they released a new driver specifically for Windows 10.  Power Manager does not work in Windows 10 - ThinkPadhttps://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/ht104070 It seems to me that some clarity on this matter is certainly needed from Lenovo. Cheers,

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Despite setting Windows and Lenovo power management to "never" - the E20 Thinkpad logs out after 2-3 min. of idle time. Customer Support says there is a recall in connection to this issue for this model. They are sending a box so I can send it to them to fix. Taking the hard drive out first.

Answer:E520 Recall for Power Management Issue

commercsed,
 
Honestly, that could be a software issue, or possibly an issue with the system board.   There is no recall on this system.  There is an extended service provision that applies to a certain no power / no start condition as discussed in this thread on E520.  This extension is currently slated to expire at the end of August.
 
In any event, I hope service is able to sort out your power management issue.
 
Best regards,
 
Mark

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In this post I'll be talking about the Power Management update for Windows 8.1 Pro, version 1.67.09.00, released on 10/15/2014.
 
I installed this via System Update yesterday and, when shutting down my computer before going to classes that day, I noticed something odd. Even after Windows shut down, the display went black, and the hard disk indicator light (yes, please bring those indicator lights back to the Thinkpad line!) stopped flashing, the power indicator was still on. From there I deduced the system was still on in a "limbo" state. In fact, the keyboard light was still functional, and so was the mute button! I was right.
 
Later that day, I let my computer sit through this "limbo" state, and a horrible apparition, the Blue Screen of Death, appeared! It stated that there was a "Power Driver State Failure" and immediately proceeded to shut down my computer. I rebooted, used System Restore to undo the installation, and the issue was fixed.
 
In short, don't install this update if you have Windows 8.1 Pro and a Thinkpad X230 Tablet. It didn't work well for me. Lenovo, please double and triple check your update before an eager geek like myself proceeds to install it.
 
 
Moderator comment: Post edited to conform with the Community Rules. Keep it clean.

Answer:Software Issue with New Power Management Update

Sorry for this trouble.  I tried this here with X230 running Windows 8.1 Pro.  I updated to 1.67.09.00 (from System Update) and I haven't seen any problems.  I've tried rebooting and shutdown.
 
What version is currently installed on your X230, after the System Restore?  I will try to install that version here, and then upgrade to 1.67.09.00 again.

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HiAs mentioned, T500 with win7, 32bit. Every few times I put it to the sleep, i.e.. close the lid, after waking up it will set screen brightness to maximum and won't react to FN-home/end. Even from power mgmt utility it is not possible to change brightness. The only way to restore brightness control is to reboot.I checked with System Update and all drivers/components are up to date. I tried to reinstall Onscreen utility and Power Management, but nothing really happen on positive side.Anyone had this issue? How to solve/workaround this?I tried to contact Lenovo support  in my country but they have no idea. They told me to restore from backup or reinstall the system, which by default I can't call any help. Any input much appreciated.Chris 

Answer:T500 power management - annoying issue.

Hi Chris,
 
There was another series that had an issue something like that, and the workaround was to close and open the lid again.
 
I don't remember the series, but I think it was an x-series.
 
Dave

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I have an issue installing the Lenovo Power Management Driver. Running the ThinkVantage System Update it appears as a criticial update and I have 'installed' it as usual. However every time I run the system update again the Power Management Driver appears again as a cirtical update. Furthermore the software does not appear in Programmes and Features. So I conclude the software never really was installed. I also tried installing it manually with the same effect: I can install it again and again. It never appears anywhere. Furthermore I cannot use the battery settings in the app Lenovo settings and often have an issue that batteries do not load. Does someone have a clue what the problem is? I have uploaded a picture of the update process that I appears again and again no matter how often I install... Thanks for your help!

























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I have purchased a new Lenovo Ideapad S410 and have this problem.        Compatibility issue between your power management system and Windows        It also gives a message "Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart. We're just collecting some error info, and then we'll restart for you. (100% complete)        If you'd like to know more, you can search online later for this error:VIDEO DXGKRNL FATAL ERROR Please help! My laptop is only 5 days old.

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Hi, i just purchased an ENVY 360 with bang olufsen speakers. it actually runs with the realtek hd driver. when i plug in the headphones, every time the computer is silen for about 5 seconds it enters power saving move. then when a sound starts it makes a cracking noise. i have been reading about this issue for about 2 hours now and i can almost ensure that the issue is the power management the realtek does by default. unfortunately, looks like there is no option to disable this. some solutions are disabling it via regedit but i cant find the value for this.  Any ideas?

Answer:Crack sound headphones - power management issue

Solved!! Well not really, I found a "work around". Driver for the HP 15 ab237na works just fine! - You loose the Bang n Olufsen config tool (nothing that normal windows config can't do)- The card still makes a crack noise just when sound starts, however this one is acceptable- Card still goes into power saving mode so your battery is safe  HP, please give us a permanent solution!  If anyone needs this: Realtek High-Definition (HD) Audio Driver    6.0.1.7584 Rev.B    227.7 MB    Jan 8, 2016http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp73001-73500/sp73189.exe  Taken from this model:http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/hp-pavilion-15-ab200-notebook-pc-series/8499306/mode... 

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Hi All,

I have been having a lot of trouble with my laptop recently; when using just the battery I can watch it discharging and one minute it can read about 30% or so, the next the laptop will be beeping like crazy and then go into hibernate. I have set it to hibernate at 5%. I find it unbelievable that the battery can lose about a quarter of its power in less than 60 seconds.

I have updated the power management utility using the Toshiba website, but it hasn't changed anything. The only time that I have both the AC adaptor and battery in at the same time is when I am charging the battery, if I am near a plug socket and it doesnt need charging, I always remove the battery.

I have read on these forums somewhere about removing the Toshiba power management and just using the Windows one, but I would prefer not to alter anything like that, as far as I am concerned the Toshiba one should do the job! The laptop is still within warranty but my nearest authorised repair centre is over 200 miles away, so, does anyone have any ideas of what I can do and/or try next? I have run out of ideas...

Cheers in advance,
Colin

Answer:M30X 129: Battery or Power Management Utitlity issue

Hi Colin,

You don't say how old your battery is but it is more likely to be a hardware problem with your battery rather than a problem with the Toshiba power utility.

It sounds as if one or more of the cells in your battery may not be holding its charge correctly and once the remaining cells become depleted the battery strength will drop suddenly.

HTH

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Hi, Fresh Win 8 build, in place upgrade to 8.1. Then all Lenovo tools updated and latest Lenovo compatability package installed. This device is not detected properly. I believe it is a Power Manager driver issue (based on an older post with the same problem, but no resolution posted). Lenovo X230Type: 2330-A59Device instance path: ACPI\LEN0078\5&2890D699&0Location: on Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Embedded Controller I've tried the typical deletion of the device and re-run the PM driver install package (latest from Lenovo.com). No change. The device is listed back in Device Manager as an "Unknown" device. Anyone out there know the solution? I hope it is something I am just over looking. JIM













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Answer:X230 Win 8.1 Power Management Device Driver Issue

Found the answer. It is NOT the PM Driver.   Lenovo HID HW Radio Driver for Windows 8.1 (32-bit , 64-bit), 8 (32-bit , 64-bit) - ThinkPad ... Learn moreVersion: 1.0.0.54 This resolved the issue! It's too bad the  System Update tool did not capture this. JIM

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Hello Folks! First off, I'm an experienced IT Admin, and I've owned 6 Thinkpads over the years... the machine in question today being a Thinkpad W530 (K1000M, 16 GB RAM, 240GB Intel SSD, Windows 7 x64, Latest Drivers and BIOS). I've been having a weird issue where out of no where, and while on battery, the computer will go to its default "uh oh, battery is running out, save everything!" mode. Aka, if hibernate is enabled, the computer will hibernate. If I force disable hibernate in Windows, then the computer will sleep. So the problem is the same, and for others the symptoms may present as "hibernate without warning" instead of "sleep without warning". Either way, this happens sporadically, and often at inconvenient moments. The first few times, I didn't know what was up, but I've looked into it a bit further now. Right after this sporadic forced "sleep"/"hibernate" happens, I checked the event log: "The system is entering sleep.Sleep Reason: Battery" Now obviously that's no good. I was kinda mystified the first time I saw that, as neither the power manager, nor the built-in Windows gauge were showing low battery. And after I resume from sleep/hibernate, the battery level is still fine. Today though, I think I found a major clue. This time, instead of just jumping to a sleep/hibernate event, I got a Windows Critical Low Battery pop-up warning first, and looking at the Windows battery gauge it showed 7% left, even though the Lenovo Power Mana... Read more

Answer:Power Management & Random Sleep/Hibernate Issue

Are you also running TPFanControl?

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I have an Aspire E5-574G, that has for some time had an issue with not being able to turn on after having entered automatic sleep mode. Also, even though sleep-on-lid-close was disabled, whenever I closed the lid, the computer would go to sleep, and not be able to return, without holding the start button for 10secs.The initial suggestion from support was to roll back Windows 10 to factory settings, with I did two days ago, and now the real problems star. After resetting Windows, the laptop will not run without the power cord plugged in. It claims that the battery is 100% fully loaded and there's no indication that the battery is faulty, it even worked perfectly right up until I did the Windows reset. Right now it really seems to me that the battery is damaged, but I'm leaning towards Windows power management being the issue? Anyone have any good suggestions, bar scrapping Win10 and go back to good old XP?!?

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I just purchased an XPS 13 9360 with the i5/8GB/256GB SSD configuration, running Windows 10 Pro.  The laptop is exhibiting an issue where if there are no sounds played for 30 or seconds or so, the next sound is delayed by about 2 seconds.  For example, when a UAC prompt appears, the sound will happen 2 seconds after the dialog box appears.  If there is already a sound playing (i.e. music in the background), then the sound will not be delayed. It seems like there is a power management issue and it takes the sound card a few seconds to "wake up" after a period of inactivity.  This also causes issues with certain web video players.
I have updated the BIOS to the latest 1.2.3 version, and also re-installed the audio driver using version 6.0.1.7989, A02 from the dell site. Any further suggestions on how to remedy this?
Thanks!

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I recently built a new computer (Intel mobo, Core 2 Duo quad-core, 4GB RAM) and installed the Windows 7 beta (32-bit).

One issue that I have observed seems to be related to power management. After about a half-hour of non-use, the computer seems to go into sleep mode. The screen shuts down, all the fans stop, and the hard drive and power lights go out. It then sits there for about a minute like this, and then, for no reason that I can see, it powers back up again. The fans rev up, the lights come on, the screen takes on a glow (though nothing is displayed), etc.

After a few minutes, it powers down again. After another minute, it powers back up. This cycle seems to go on indefinitely.

Does anone have any idea what might be causing this or what I might do to determine what the problem is? I have never seen anything like this before.

Thanks!

Answer:Strange Windows 7 beta power management issue...

It could be one of your peripherals waking the computer from sleep.
Check the setting of anything you have that could wake the computer up!

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Hello Friends!
I recently installed TuneUp Utilities 2013 on my system(Windows XP).
I noticed a new power saving feature in it which allows you to enable Economy Mode for the same.
However, i have realized that the CPU usage has gone up and is generally at approx. 10% as compared to 4% previously. But one thing to notice is that Commit Charge has decreased a lot, and does not go up more than 350M which used to be approx. 450M before.
So I wanted to know whether power consumption of a pc depends on CPU usage or Commit Charge? Or is there an issue with the software?
Any advice would be helpful. Thanks

Answer:TuneUp Utilities 2013 power management issue

Power consumption is largely determined by CPU usage. Commit charge has nothing to do with it. It is actually very difficult to explain in a way that is both easy to understand and accurate. I won't try.

As for TuneUp Utilities 2013:
It is yet another one of those do everything utilities that appeals so much to novice users. It contains some useful functions, most of which are already a part of any modern OS, as well as some potentially dangerous ones. In particular a registry cleaner which generally cause more problems than they solve.

I wouldn't use it if it was free, let alone for the asking price.

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I keep getting message in Action Centre as follows:Compatibility issue between your power management system and WindowsYour power management system isn't compatible with this version of Windows.The model name of your power management system is Lenovo ACPI-Compliant Virtual Power Controller. Can somebody help please. I have Ideapad Z50-70 and running Windows 8.1 64bit and I installed correct  driver for my system. I try to reinstall driver but I have same error. Please help

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 MY MODEL : Ideapad Z510 1 MY O.S Windows 8.1 I Have a problem with energy manager:   Compatibility issue between your power management system and WindowsYour power management system isn't compatible with this version of Windows.The model name of your power management system is Lenovo ACPI-Compliant Virtual Power Controller.

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Hey guys,My system is a Thinkpad T440s running Windows 8.1  Pro 64 bit, with all the latest software and driver updates.  A core i7 dual core processor, 12 GB of RAM and a 250GB hard drive.  So here was my issue.  If my system went to sleep it wouldn't wake up.  I would get 4 sets of 4 short beeps and a blank screen.  After which it would be impossible to turn on the system even after powering down the laptop.  I had to wait a good 30 minutes before turning it on. I brought the laptop to a Lenovo recommended service station here in Toronto.  They did an exhaustive check.  After which they determined the external battery, for reasons unknown, was the cause.  They showed me how if the battery was taken out, and the laptop was put to sleep on its internal battery it would wake up bright eyed and bushy tailed.  No problems.   So I purchased another external battery only to encounter the same problems.  I must say, after coming from MacBooks, I have been incredibly impressed with the Thinkpad. So much so that I have more or less made up my mind to stay with them and never go back to the overpriced, overrated Mac. I hope I won't have to tuck my tail between my legs and go back to them. Has anyone encountered a similar problem and has suggestions on how to fix it? Hope to hear from you guys soon. 

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 Hi,After downgrading form win10 back to 8.1 due to endless driver malfunction and a significant decrease in overall performance, I got this message in windows action center: ?Compatibility issue with your power management system?. When I click on it it says: This solution could not be downloadedMost likely causes:? Your computer was unable to download the solution at this time. Check to make sure your computer is connected to the Internet, and then try to download the solution again later. As you can see, my internet connection is fine. Does anyone know how to solve this? Thanks,Daniel

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I've been having a bit of an issue for some time with my X200 that I'm hoping somone may be able to offfer some insight on.  My 9 cell battery only gives about 6 hours on a full charge.  The laptop is about 5 months old, but the battery is in good shape (82kwh out of 84kwh capacity). On an initial startup the power usage is normal, hovering at around 7-8 watts (looking at the Battery tab wattage in Power Manager). This level roughly maintains even if i am doing light tasks.  This strikes me as normal, and would give the regular nine or ten hours of battery life I had when i first got the computer. However, if I allow the computer to either sleep or hibernate, even a few minutes after resume the power consumption (AT IDLING, nothing open) rises to an idling pace of about 11-12 watts. This doesn't go back down to the pre-sleep/hibernate levels, ever (until a restart).  The 25% or so increase in power consuption after sleep/hibernate happens regardless of which power profile I'm in (though the above usage #'s assume I'm in max battery mode with 4 bars of screeen brightness os so). This means that 25% or so more power is being consumed after the computer resumes from sleep or hibernate, with a corresponding drop in battery life.  Can anyone offer some insight on why this might be, ways I might go about trying to figure out where the excesssive power onsumption comes from, and/ or possible fixes?    

Answer:X200 power management issue - excessive battery drain

Have you confirmed that if you do NOT hibernate or sleep, the power consumption is lower and runtime longer? I would check that first to make sure it is related to hibernate/sleep.
 
Either way I would also make sure you are up to date on all the latest drivers AND BIOS fixes.

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 I recently installed windows 8 in my G580...In action center it showing like this... Your power management system isn't compatible with this version of Windows.The model name of your power management system is Lenovo ACPI-Compliant Virtual Power Controller.  What should i do.....

Answer:Compatibility issue between power management system and windows in my G580...

hi sreedhar2009,
 
Welcome to the Lenovo Forums.
 
Just to verify, was the machine running on Windows 7 before and you upgraded to Windows 8 via the upgrade advisor?
  - If this is the case then you will need to uninstall the Lenovo Energy Management for Windows 7 from the Control Panel > Programs and install the Windows 8 versions below (reboot if necessary):
 
For Lenovo G580 (2189, 20150):
Lenovo Energy Management Windows 8 32/64bit
em8.0.2.5.exe45.4MB
 
For G580 (2689, 20157):
Lenovo Energy Management Windows 8 32/64bit
em8.0.2.3.exe45.4MB
 
 
Regards

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Hi,T60p (8742C4G), WinXP Pro SP3 After using ThinkVantage System Update to update to the latest Power management driver (v1.51) and Power Saver 1.47, the brightness of the display has decreased very very much (almost to the lowest level of brightness setting as per before). This behaviour is also affecting external monitors. The mouse pointers have the same brightness as before (much much brighter than any "white" area on the screen, they were the same brightness before). I have been unable to find a setting to control this behavior. This problem is only in Windows, not during boot or safe mode so I think it is safe to say this is a windows driver problem. It is still possible to use the hot keys to decrease and increase the brightness only the highest level is very dark.... Any ideas on how to control this behaviour would be much appreciated. Thanks,Carl 

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Hi everyone.

I am having a hard time with my laptop after it came back from a repair at the shop.

i installed win xp pro 64x and fully updated the whole thing.

my windows continues to claim that my processor works at a 800mhz at all times. i am able to launch games like EVE online and run all my programs but when i try to launch Hellgate London i get the message that i am not meeting the minimun requirements of 990mhz, it then proceeds to the game and i can log in to my account and play BUT the whole thing is in a super accelerated mode.





can anybody help me with this ? i already searched microsoft and google for solutions and cant seem to find anything

my AMD Power monitor says that i am running 2600mhz as i should be.

i have tried to change the reg key to 2600 mhz instead but this doesnt help.

i have also tried to install the newest amd drivers.

i have also tried to install SpeedSwitch to force my computer into max speed at all times (cpu goes slower when its not working)

please help me if u can i am totally out of ideas here..

// my system is the Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo A1667G laptop

Mobile AMD athlon 64 processor 4000+
ATI radeon mobility x700
1,5gb ram
the power management system is ACPI

thx in advance

Aron Rohden

Answer:Win XP pro 64x Mobile AMD athlon 64 processor 4000+ power management/Cpu speed issue

Boot to BIOS, Check the settings there.

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Hello, I have problem, windows shows this message (I have Windows 8.1 with latest updates installed): Compatibility issue between your power management system and WindowsYour power management system isn't compatible with this version of Windows.The model name of your power management system is Lenovo ACPI-Compliant Virtual Power Controller. I have latest driver version of energy manager installed. (Version: 1.0.0.31) So what can I do to fix this problem? 

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Orange icon star shortcut, vanish once I point de mose cursor on it . Right click and run as administrator on Start/allPrograms/Lenovo.../Power management options had  same result. I sincerely believe that Lenovo wants profit from the sale of batteries and regret that I take  this laptop from Lenovo

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I recently upgraded to Windows 8.1 on my Yoga 8.1 device. I followed the application removal instructions before upgrading, then reinstalled the correct drivers for 8.1. Everything works well except for the fact that I get a Windows warning that there is a Power Management Compatibility Issue with the Lenovo ACPI-Compliant Virtual Power Controller. Any idea how to fix this? All hardware in the Device Manager are working properly. Thanks in advance for your help. I have BIOS 7xxx. Regards,Nate













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Answer:Yoga 11s Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 Upgrade - Power Management Compatibility Issue

I have this exact same issue, but with the 8.x BIOS.My 11S also has issues going to sleep automatically when plugged in or on battery power, as well as staying asleep more than one second when on battery power, regardless of whether I initiate sleep manually via the menu or by closing the lid/pressing power button. I figured they could be related to this, but I'm pretty sure I had the same issues before the Windows 8.1 upgrade.

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Hallo,nachdem das Update am 26.05.2017 nur manuell machbar war (wurde nicht von System-Update angeboten) hatte ich eine Lsung parat,siehe https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/X-X-Tablet-und-Helix-Serie/Intel-Management-Engine-Firmware-7-1-f%C3%BC... Jetzt wurde das ME-Update ber das System-Update angeboten. In der Hoffnung dass es jetzt funktioniert habe ich es gestartet. Ergebnis: Update lief durch und die Firmware ist jetzt 7.1.91.3272 (wie beschrieben), aber jetzt gehen die Energieoptionen wieder nicht:Energie sparen oder Fn+F4 fhrt das Notebook runter. Einschalten nur mit EIN/AUS-Knopf und der Meldung Windows normal starten. Ruhezustand geht.ME-Treiber, Energiemanager (+PM) deinstalliert und neu installiert kein ErfolgBeim booten kommt oben links manchmal ME Recovery State. Bei der manuellen Installation lief das Update von 7.1.80.14 nach 7.1 86.1221, allerdings anschl. die gleichen Fehlemerkmale. Hier war noch ein Downgrade mit 83rf43ww.exe mglich, nach der aut. Installation mit System-Update geht dies nicht mehr. Fehlemeldung in cmd: siehe Anlage ME_aut_Fehler.jpg Notebook mit allen Updates (Microsoft Windows 7 und Lenovo) auf dem neuesten Stand. Wie bringe ich dieses Eigentor von dem Lenovo-Update wieder weg??


























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I have a laptop refresh project strating soon and i can not deploy any X220 machines. After the installation of Windows 7 there is an "Unknown device" shown in device manager. If I uninstall the unknown device then "Scan hardware changes" the device changes to PCI Simple Communications Controller but with an ! and a message that the driver failed to install.  The driver shows an Intel driver version 7.0.0.1144 If i reboot the system the driver no longer shows the ! and looks to have isntalled successfully. I also tried to run "Intel AMT 7.1 Management Engine Firmware for Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit)" but recieve "The setup program failed to install one of more device drivers.  Setup will exit." Any help would be really appreciated... 













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Answer:***Urgent Need of resolution***X220 driver not installed Intel Management Engine AMT 7.1

It seems that first applying the Firmware update before imaging has resolved the issue.

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Hi, I hope someone can point me in the right direction with a problem I have with my Lenovo laptop.I have a T420s (Win 7 ultimate) that has stopped working. When connected to AC the battery light on the lid started blinking and stayed on but the battery was not charging, first thought was the known problems with the power manager and windows but when I changed the settings in the power manager it still didn't charge. When disconecting the battery the laptop was dead, it would only run with the battery connected but the strange thing is that it indicated that AC was connected but the system will not run on AC only? I've tried a second adapter (also 65w 20v) but that made no difference.Meanwhile the battery has run totaly empty. Leaving it unplugged for a few hours and then connecting it to AC power it gets power for 2 seconds and then dies again. Looks like a hardware problem? Any suggestions? Thanks for any help! Alex













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Answer:T420s no power on AC power but power management says AC power is connected?

Shot in the dark, but try the following.Unplug the battery, unplug the AC.Tap the power button ten times, then press and hold for 30 seconds.Reattach the AC and try booting it again.

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Y560 i7 ATI Mobility 5370BIOS Version/Date LENOVO 30CN71WW, 1/28/2011 Windows Error: The embedded controller (EC) did not respond within the specified timeout period. Continue experience the following error:The embedded controller (EC) did not respond within the specified timeout period. Behavior: While playing games, the power source is switched from in line to battery. The power charger I noticed is very hot while this happenned. I acquired a new battery recently and a new power charger to avoid this issues from being diagnosed as overheating or battery problem.  The same behavior continues. Overheating: is not a problem here I checked the tempeture of the CPU and GPU both were normal and aceptable tempetures Bios: the Latest BIOS was install version 71. The problem persist.

Answer:Y560 i7 ATI 5370 Power Management laptop changed from power to battery

 

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Hi. If i change in Windows 10 in Power Management from Balanced to Power Saver is this safe for graphic card?
I change from Balanced to Power Saver and fps in benchmark went from 180fps to 50fps. Is there any hardware related changes due to swap from Balanced to Power Saver ?

Answer:Windows Power Management - Power Saver - is this safe for graphic card

Power Saver attempts to save power by reducing the CPU’s speed all the time and lowering screen brightness, among other similar settings and that may account for your fps drop when benchmarking. Doesn't sound like a good choice for your purposes.

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Hi. If i change in Windows 10 in Power Management from Balanced to Power Saver is this safe for graphic card?
I change from Balanced to Power Saver and fps in benchmark went from 180fps to 50fps. Is there any hardware related changes due to swap from Balanced to Power Saver ?

Answer:Windows Power Management - Power Saver - is this safe for graphic card

Power Saver attempts to save power by reducing the CPU’s speed all the time and lowering screen brightness, among other similar settings and that may account for your fps drop when benchmarking. Doesn't sound like a good choice for your purposes.

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Software installed : Windows Vista Business 64bit EnglishLenovo Power management 14 Apr 2009 v2.43Hotkey : 01 Apr 2009 v2.11.0001 i have the 2765 / 21G model of T400 -- upgraded with a Intel X25M SSD  Problem:When resuming windows from Standby / Hipernate or detaching the Powercable - the Keyboard bindings for Screen Lightness stop working   Moderator note: Type added to subject line for clarity. Message Edited by Agotthelf on 08-06-2009 08:35 AM

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I realize my beloved Thinkpad is pretty much an antique, but I've been struggling with the Lenovo power manager utility after a fresh install of Win 7 Home Premium. First off, it seems like the Lenovo PM and the native Win 7 power management can have conflicting values for similar settings (like low and critical battery levels, for instance). But mainly, I can't seem to get the battery maintenance functions in the Lenovo PM to do anything. If I tell it to manage charge level for maximum life, the battery charges to 100% and just stays there. If I use the laptop on battery and put it back on charge, same thing -- it just charges to 100% and stays there. Also, the battery reset function doesn't seem to do anything either. It's kind of hard to tell if it's even running. What seems to happen is that I'll go through the steps, and the large button slowly flashes. Does that mean it's running? But in any case, nothing happens. The battery just sits there fully charged. Thanks in advance for any help!













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Answer:X61s power manager/battery maintenance and win 7 power management

I don't have any advice to offer but I can confirm that my X61s with Win7-64 and PM v6.64.2 seems to work fine. I have battery charging thresholds set to 30%/80%. PM keeps the battery charged within this range.

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GuysSince doing a system update my battery guage keeps displaying a grey guage with 3 - inside and if you run the mouse of the icon it says "Battery Not Installed" then 1 minute later it goes green with 100%. Its so random all i can imagine is that there is a problem with the power mangement software, but i have uninstalled the new version and installed an older version but this again doesnt workI have tried to disable the PM driver from device manager and the Atmel TPM device but these do nothingI have heard that this was quite common but cant find a solutionCan anyone helpRegards This was found doing a google search I have a strange issue. I have a Lenovo T60 laptop and I am experiencing problems with the power management/power guage.It will often show the battery not installed (power gauge is a greyish-white color with dashed lines) or it shows a red X. It does not matter if I am on AC power or on Battery power, it will show the full range of power, battery level, not installed, or an error.I have searched Lenovo's site and I seem to remember seeing an FAQ about this, but now that I need it, I cannot find it.What can I check or do to stop this? While it is annoying, I am not sure if I am having a battery problem or not. I did check my battery on Lenovo's site to see if it was recalled and it is not.I do appreciate any help that any one can give me.Message Edited by iceman on 05-29-2008 05:05 PMMessage Edited by iceman on 05-29-2008 05:05 PM

Answer:Lenovo T60 Strange problems with 'power management/power guage'

Can anyone help?

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I bought the Lenovo Y40 a few years ago and RARELY used it.  But when I did it worked fine until I upgraded to Windows 10.  Since then the screen flickered when on battery power only.  I just recently installed latest Windows 10 updates (9/12/2017) hoping it would resolve.  Now the screen goes black entirely when unplugged.  I have tried seemingly ALL the suggested posts on Power Management and even replugged in the display.  So many people seem to have had this resolved via Power Management - I can't seem to.  Help!

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Hi,

Im new here to the forum because i have an odd issue and i can't find anything on the net so i thought i ask here.

I am on Windows 10 - 64 version 1607 build 14393.1358

The problem is that i don't have the options for processor power management anymore in power options. I don't know if this is necessary but its kinda odd.

The other thing is that i tried to install my AMD X370 chipset drivers and it worked only in device manager it keeps saying that i am using an driver from 2015 under IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers.

Any advice?

Thnx in advanced.

Answer:Windows 10 power options/ processor power management settings gone.

Hi, same build.. can you please post a screenshot similar to this to confirm what you're seeing?
To post a screenshot please use the Insert Image icon to the left of the video icon above your post

Normally Win 10 takes care of all basic drivers- I'm wondering why you need to install any manually? This is normally only necessary if MS gets it wrong.

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I have a T400 6474-AH4 Win7Pro SP1, If I run Power Manager (Ver 6.40) and try to apply a New Power Plan or try to uninstall Power Manager from Control Panel, I get the following error:"RunDLLThere was a problem starting c:\programThe specified module could not be found" I want to change the power plan so i get longer battery life and it is not letting me. I am also running Lenovo Power Management Driver 1.67.03.13. I am able to unistall and re-install this without error. 













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Answer:Error Apply Power Plan Power Management

Obviously something has gone wrong with the installation of Power Manager. There is a newer version, 6.61. Either from System Update or manually, try to install it, without uninstalling 6.40 first. I think this will fix the errors you are getting.

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Hello, I am new to the forum. I have just purchased a Thinkpad X131e, and I have figured out how it works for the most part (but the Track Pad will take some getting used to). The one thing that is bugging me is how to switch between Power Plan modes. I know that it can be done via the Power Management utility, which would involve opening the program and manually selecting the desired plan each time. Is there an easier way to accomplish this? Is there some key combination that I can press to scroll through the available plans? Thanks in advance!

Answer:Power Management 6 Power Plan Switching

It's been several days and still no response. Does no one have an answer?

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Hello! So, i have this relatively old x220 (i7-ed), r9-n8r (if that helps), that I've bought second-hand last December. I had no problems with it until now, and I've kinda caused them myself, i guess. So, first, I've installed an Ubuntu in place of the Win7Pro that it came with. It was then when it started - the scanner (that i need to swipe over on each power-on) started going "too many failed attempts" after each failed swipe. But then i had the stupidity to assume that resetting the fingerprints in BIOS would just let the power button do it's job. Turning the PC on, that is. Nope. It doesn't react. Also, now, when i plug the power cable in, the battery LED just blinks 6 times and goes black again. More exactly, it blinks three times, then another time, slightly longer, then two more fast blinks, and it goes black. Any easy way to solve that? Thanks in advance!

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Hello, I read everywhere on the internet user reviews on X220 and specially the battery. But how is possible, that mine X220 can on 6cell (55Wh) keep only 4hours on wifi? Isnt it quite less, than it should? I have most of time brightness on 4-7 degree... I have i5, 4GB RAM (I have one 4 GB module taken away for increasing this bad battery life), 128GB SSD, TN panel. Im running on custom power scheme (everything on the lowest settings except the display). Please, tell me if is it normal, or not  Im adding, Im not expecting 6 hours on Youtube, that would be foolish. Excuse my bad english please... Regards,skrble

Answer:X220 power consumption?

4 hrs on wifi? what are you running when you are on wifi

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One of the most usefull features, having Power Manager to display the remaining battery charge on the task bar, disappeared when I installed Power Manager 3.0.0114 (or something).Before I upgraded it worked great! Well, Power Manager crashed horribly, but the battery charge display as a toolbar on the taskbar did! Is there anything I can do to make the Toolbar display work again?

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Hello, I used to have a green power bar at the bottom right of my Lenovo X220. After a technical problem I sent the computer to an expert who fixed it. However when I turned it on I noticed the bottom right power bar is no longer there. It is simply replaced by a grey outline of a power bar showing nothing. Is there anything which can be done to get the green power bar back?

Answer:Missing Power Bar X220

what OS are you using? Try to download ThinkPad Power Managment driver. http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/detail.page?LegacyDocID=migr-4gxpegAlso update your ThinkVantage Power Manager driver.

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I am planning to buy a new power adapter. The original adapter is 65W but I heard someone said 90W can reduce the charging time and let the cpu run full load without battery. Is the statement correct?

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I purchased an x220 with and I7 processor a month ago and have been able to use it for less than 1 week,  On the 5th day of use I pressed the power on button and nothing happened.  I recycled the power process (removed he battery, disconnected the AC and waited for a minute then replaced - nothing - sent back to Lenovo.  Three days later it is back - stating they replaced the Systems Board - it works for 3 more days then the same thing happens.  It is back for a second time now and I am being told it will be 2-3 more weeks due to aparts shortage.  (I would think they could contact the OEM and have a part flown in, but I am sure that would cost too much money).  It will 2+ days before a person i would like to elevate it to will call me back.  I do not consider this customer service - more like abuse.  So this beautiful laptop that I can't wait to use is spending more time back home at Lenovo than with me. Has anyone had a similar problem?

Answer:x220 Power On Issues

I understand your concern regarding the delay of parts. I would suggest you to please contact the Lenovo customer service and there the available representative will assist you .
 
 
Thanks & Regards,
Sameer





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Hi, I've seen a few threads about this before but with no resolution. My week old i7-2640M X220 randomly goes into sleep mode, then sometimes wakes itself or goes into a 'power cycle' where the power light flashes repeatedly. Sometimes when I finally coax it into waking it wakes into windows and sometimes it boots to bios and gives me the repair menu for windows. If seems to be sensitive to being flexed on the main (keyboard) part of the chassis - if it works and is left on a solid base and not touched it stays stable for much longer. Has anybody actually got to be bottom of this problem? I'm loathed to send it in for repair if it's just going to get bounced back and forth like everybody else's have. I'd request that lenovo replace it but I bought it in the US and I'm in the UK now.... I'd be very grateful if anyone knows what the problem is

Answer:X220 Random Shutdown / Power up

hey pix,are you using 1 or 2 ram for your unit ? If you're using 2, kindly remove 1 and if your unit is not using Bios version 1.24 ; kindly update it via http://support.lenovo.comif the above does not assist; kindly contact our support teamhttp://bit.ly/LNVsuppNum





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I purchased my X220 in September and have loved it ever since: fast, light, functional. Recently, however, I have been having problems charging. Two power cable,s purchased independently, have given me the same problem: when I attempt to plug them into my computer, they will not stay in. The computer will charge, but only if I hold them in and push down on them. Has anyone else had this problem? Any recommended fixes?

Answer:X220 Power Cable Won't Stay In

you have a faulty power jack and need warranty replacement.

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I just updated the BIOS from ver. 1.11 to ver. 1.16 on advice from LENOVO service center, in order to avoid the 'jumpy tough-pad' problem when using the 90W adapter. Before the BIOS update, the power consumption was 6-7-8 watts on battery (mostly 7w), depending on usage.  Now the consumption is 8-9-10 watts (mostly 9w).  This reduces the battery life with about 20% - which is not good. Have anyone else discovered the same after updating to BIOS ver. 1.16??? /Henrik - Denmark 





/Henrik - DenmarkX220 - i7-2620, 8GB, 128GB Samsung 830 SSD (I just LOVE my X220!)

Answer:X220 New BIOS version 1.16 - uses more power??

Well, first off, sorry to inform you, but in case you haven't noticed, the BIOS update does not solve the jumpy touchpad issue.  In my opinion we are going to see some board swaps probably related to both the touchpad and CPU throttling issues, though I hope I am wrong.  Secondly, I haven't really noticed that, but then again, my power consumption has always been pretty spotty from day one.  I'm not sure if it's USB devices to blame or possibly even Google Chrome, but I have been monitoring the possible culprits and haven't really reached any definitive conclusions. You might try the following from a command prompt: powercfg -energy This will produce a report about power consumption after monitoring your laptop's idling over a 60-second period. -Steve





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I have a friend that has the 90W AC power P/N 42T5276. I dont have the adapter with me at this time so just asking some questions here first. Can I use this power adapter with the thinkpad x220? Anyone?
 
This is the only info I have found on the adapter...read the 4th post on that thread (Page 2)
 
http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=66692&start=30
 
Supposedly for sale here....
http://www.acsparts.com/42T5276-ThinkPad.html
 
IBM AC Adapter 90W 20V*Compatible FRU P/N:*2-pin/prong model:By Astec - FRU: 92P1106, 42T5000, P/N: 92P1105By Liteon - FRU: 92P1110, 93P5026, P/N: 92P1109By Sanken - FRU: 92P1114, P/N: 92P1113By Delta - FRU: 42T5277, P/N: 42T5276*3-pin/prong model:By Astec - FRU: 92P1104, P/N: 92P1103By Liteon - FRU: 92P1108, P/N: 92P1107By Sanken - FRU: 92P1112, P/N: 92P1101By Delta - FRU: 42T5275, P/N: 42T5274INPUT: 100-240V~ 2.4A, 50-60HzOUTPUT: 20V 4.5A 90W
 
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Answer:X220; Can I Use Power Adapter 42T5276?

yes you can.

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Hey guys, I've been playing around with the power settings on my x220 9 cell and this has been bothering me for a while now. I can't quite comprehend how my comp is using more powers given the following setting. Furthermore, battery settings also include Optimize power savings when playing video (compared to optimize video quality on AC) and passive cooling (compared to active cooling on AC).  I'm using power manager 6.45. Anyone have any inputs? Thanks! 

Answer:x220 power source optimized

The power usage bar behaves pretty erratically in my experience. It's very approximate, so just use your best interpretation of the actual settings.

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As posted in other threads, there are problems using the "native" Lenovo power adapters with the X220:- The 65W adapter does not supply enough power, which causes reduced performance.- The 90W adapter is big and heavy.- The Ultraslim 90W adapter causes erratic touchpad behaviour. bender957 recommended the FSP NB L90 90W adapter that, according to his experience, does not suffer from any of the issues listed above. Unfortunately, that post and others discussing that adapter were removed from the thread they were posted to as off topic, so I created this one to host the discussion. 

Answer:Alternative power adapters for the X220

 i have tested two types of FSP adapters FSP NB  L90 - slim FSP NB 90 - big one with both adapters i didn't noticed any issues with touchpad or throtling

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I recently noticed that the power port on my laptop was loose, and the plug was not going completely in. Instead of connecting properly, the port would "give" and sink inside the laptop. I have no idea how this could have happened because the power plug has a guard on it to make sure you don't push too far in.  Is this fixable in any way? It seems like I'll have to remove the entire back plate to start, but from there I have no idea. I hope removing the back plate doesn't require me to completely disassemble the laptop...

Answer:x220 power port loose?

The yellow power jack is usually soldered onto the motherboard. It sounds like either the housing of this jack or a solder joint to the jack is broken. You'll need to open the case and have a look or if the X220 is still under warranty, you'll need to send it to Lenovo for repair.
 
If it's out of warranty and you want to try to avoid the cost of a new motherboard then you'll need to have soldering experience or find a techician to repair/replace the jack. It may be possible to replace the jack providing you can find the replacement part and, again, there's someone who can unsolder the old part and solder in the new one without damaging the motherboard.

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Hi Guys,I have recently acquired a X220 hence after running both System Update & Windows Update to fetch all the latest updates available, I realised my Power button no longer works in turning my laptop to Hibernation mode. It works fine when I power on the laptop though. Just for your information:1. I have removed and reinstalled the Power Manager as after all the updates my Power Manager broke and I had to use this method to fix it. Unfortunately this did not fix my power button issue. 2. I have changed the "Power button" settings from existing "Hibernation" to "Do Nothing", saved and then changed back to "Hibernation" under Power Manager -> Global Power Settings unfortunately it did not fix the issue. 3. Apart from the Power Manager, I have also tried my luck with "Windows Power Option -> Choose what the power buttons do" by using the same step as (2) and it did not help me with that issue too. I appreciate if anyone can advise me on how to get this fixed as I'm used to turning my laptop into hibernation mode by pressing the Power button. Cheers. 

Answer:X220 Power Button Not Working

hey ceewhy,
 
try uninstalling the power manager, restart your system and set the hibernation via the Windows Power Option.
 
see if that works.
 
do note that power manager is at version 3.62 (win7/Vista) and  1.99j (win xp)





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Hello everyone,I own a Lenovo Thinkpad X220, and yesterday I tried to present something on the projector at school through the display adapter (not the VGA), and when I plugged it in my laptop suddenly turned off. I realized my display port was damaged, which was something I was unaware of. I unplugged the port and I tried turning it back on but the power button won't even light up, and I tried multiple methods such as the power button trick, removing the battery and running AC power only, removing my extra RAM card and other methods, but it won't turn on. However, my battery still charges as usual when I plug it in with my AC adapter. What is the problem and how can I fix it? Please help!Thanks.

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Hello, I just received an X220 configured with the Intel 320 series SSD. This SSD provides AES-128 hardware encryption using the ATA password supplied by the BIOS as the encryption key. I have configured the ThinkPad using Lenovo's ThinkVantage Fingerprint software to use my fingerprint on power-up. This unlocks the disk and also logs me into Windows, and it's working fine. However, I'm concerned about the security of this solution. According to Intel, the AES encryption on the SSD is fairly secure since the encryption key (i.e., the ATA password) is stored as a hash on the disk, so it's not possible to revert the encryption without knowing (or brute-forcing) the password. This is all fine, but with my fingerprint alone being able to unlock the SSD, the password must also be stored somewhere by the ThinkPad BIOS in order for the BIOS to be able to pass it on to the SSD. My question is how the BIOS accomplishes this. Hopefully, it uses the built-in TPM or something similar to store the key, because otherwise the SSD encryption is somewhat pointless. How secure is the solution? Is there any way to make the BIOS 'forget' the ATA password so I have to supply it manually? Regards, Anders

Answer:X220 power-up fingerprint and ATA password

The X220 fingerprint reader includes a companion chip (Authentec TCD50) which is responsible for storing and retrieving the fingerprint template and password for the purpose of preboot authentication.  The only way to attack it is by defeating the fingerprint template matching algorithm within the chip itself.  I don't know the details about how the template/password storage is implemented within the chip.
 
As for unlinking your fingerprint from your HDD password, you can do this in the fingerprint software.  At the main screen that shows which fingers are enrolled, there is a row of checkboxes to specify which fingers support power-on authentication.  This would be checked by default, so if you don't want to use your finger for BIOS/HDD passwords then simply uncheck that box.

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Hello, I bought a X220 Tablet this past summer. A couple of days ago I was using the laptop plugged in when it popped up saying that I was on reserve battery. Thinking the plug had just come unseated, I unplugged and replugged the power supply from the back. The computer though refuses to think it is plugged into the power supply. It still gets power from a battery. I tested to make sure that it wasn't just a power supply issue by borrowing a known working one from a friend, which the computer also refused to recognize.  I was just wondering if this is a known issue of the plug going bad in the X220s, and if there was some fix before I took it into the repair center.













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Answer:X220 Tablet no longer getting power

Dug through the forums for a bit after posting and found a similar problem in an X41. Played around with the instructions, and to my surprise my computer is now functioning again. Posting this here for anyone else that has a similar problem.  http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/X-Series-Tablet-ThinkPad-Laptops/Power-supply-replacement/m-p/22195

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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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I have Lenovo G50-70 two weeks. Most of time I'm connected to AC power, so I activated battery protection mode. But the program don't remember the settings and after awake from sleep mode is the mode deactivated. I searched the internet and found out, that exist Power Manager (sreen in the attachment) and Power Management.I have version 1.0. and it informing,that no updates is available, so it looks that is outdated and replaced by Power Mangement app (actualversion is higher - 8 and by sreenshots has more functions). So my question is how to solve the problem with saving settings. Is the software still supported or I have to install the Power Management?Thanks for answer. 

Answer:Power Manager or Power Management?

hi michael95,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
This type of Energy Management 1.0 is a new version. This is a new Version of Lenovo Power management which has a different version.
 
Can you try Turning on the system to SafeMode and try changing the settings of the Energy Manager.
Restart the system in Normal mode and check if the settings will be remembered.
 
Let me know your findings
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I'm sure when I upgraded to Windows 10 that I initially retained Power Manager functions - the remaining battery life indicator at least. That important little indicator seems to have disappeared on a recent Windows 10 update. It seems that I cannot download Power Manager with Windows 10 on my X220. Can anyone confirm? Any other options for displaying a battery life indicator without having to open up in Windows 10 settings every time I want to check?

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Hello! Power plan changes randomly on my t420's and x220's with Windows7. I have the latest drivers for that models. Power plan changes from "Balanced" to "High Performance". Have you got any ideas how to fix that problem?

Answer:Power Plan changes randomly on x220 and t420

Hi platino,
 
How long have you been having that issue?
Are you an IT administrator who configures systems for other users?
Can you manually configure each power setting so that they all have the same energy output or do you need to mave multiple power settings?
 
This link is to the Lenovo Power Manager Deployment Guide.
This will help to you set temporary/permanent power management settings for the users on each system.
Pages 7, 32, 34 & 45 may help you resolve you issue.
 
Try the steps in the guide and post back to the forum so we can share the results.
Have a GREAT day!
 





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We have just started rolling out Lenovo X220 laptops as part of a pilot across the business and have an issue what looks like it could be hardware related.   Most of our users have logged this issue (and I have also seen this 1st hand myself).    Is that immeadieatly after a docked shutdown and the laptop is then remvoed. The laptop is in the powered on from outside the dock.  The laptop is then presented with a white screen and gets stuck.  It does not even get to the post boot bios.    No think vantage text is displayed. Just a white screen and no beeps.  No nothing.  It just sits there. The issue does not occur when the laptop is docked and powered on from the button on the Docker.   I have only noticed this on the 1st power on iafter the laptop has been shutdown from within the dock.  any subsequent power ons are successfull. To resolve this you just need to power the laptop off and back on again and it boots fine, but this is happening on the majority of our laptops. The model number for the laptops is 4291-ZKP and 4291-Z13.  All laptops have SSD hard disks, WWAN modules and bluetooth.  The Bios revision on my laptop is LENOVO 8DET50WW (1.20) 07/07/2011  I have not updated to the latest bios yet as the readme?s for the BIOS updates looks like they do not contain any fixes that relate to our issue. I can post a video of the iss... Read more

Answer:X220 does not power on after shutting down in the docking station.

hey mla1,since this happening to all the units you have in the business, i suggest calling the tech support with regards to this.http://bit.ly/LNVsuppNumAlthough the bios readme didn't mention that it will fix the problem that you're currently facing, could you try it on one unit please ?





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HelloThe power jack (port/socket) has always been a bit wobbly in its hole but the other day it just randomly stopped powering the laptop. It's not the adapter that's the problem, since it still works in my brothers laptop and his adapter doesnt work in mine. So figure it's either the yellow jack and wire, or the motherboard that is the problem. Is there a way to check which one the problem lies with? The jack can be replaced easily enough, but I assume the motherboard will be a complete write-off? Can I maybe check the voltage at the connection somewhere? I looked but can't see anywhere to do that and I'm not an expert. The power jack is called a DC-in cable assembly 04W1680 in the manual. I can see theres some for sale on ebay for 28ish bucks. Here's some pics of the jack. I disassembled all the way down to the motherboard. Turns out the x220 HMM is slightly different in some places to my laptop but whatever. http://imgur.com/a/3sIb6 Thanks for helping! 













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Answer:x220 power jack stopped working

Hi thetool,
 
There really isn't a simple way to perform the task you're asking about.
I would recommend letting a service tech or the repair depot handle that.
How long have you had your system and are you still under warranty?
 





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Hi All,
 
I ordered an used x220 on ebay and am wondering if the charger I have for my x201 would be compatible with x220 as well?
 
If it fits into x220 and is compatible, I will not have to buy a second adapter.
 
Thanks in advance,
 
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Answer:X201 Power adapter compatible with X220?

The charger for x220 should be included since laptop may not be sold without it unless the seller wrote that the charger is broken and what I can see both uses old rounded connection shape

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Until recently I rarely heard my fan, other than it briefly coming on.  After hearing the fan run pretty much all the time now over the last few days, I changed power setting to balanced power and optimized fan control - balanced in Lenovo Power manager.  Ran the hardware diagnostics in Lenovo and Cores at 74 and 76 degrees. Fan still runs even after lowering these power consumption settings.  Have the latest BIOS and all other updates installed.  No grinding or weird noises - just constant fan running on low speed and a little higher when docked. I don't know that there is anything wrong and did a search for ideas on how to check that a fan on a laptop is running commiserate with the power and temperature of the laptop. For Lenovo or laptops in general, how do you check and see that the fan noise you hear is the noise you should hear?  I have mine plugged into a mini dock, not blocking any fan exhaust, etc.  AC outlet power via mini dock.  90W 20V adapter plugged into the mini dock. I saw that one user went into the BIOS and changed the Adaptive Thermal Management setting to Balanced from the default of Maximum.   Have not tried that as I already have the power scheme to balanced and not sure what setting it - also - in the BIOS will do. Any experiences with diagnosing whether the X220 fan is operating as it should?  Saw many concerns recorded early on but after BIOS updates most e... Read more

Answer:X220 fan constantly runs even a low power settings

Are you sure there are no trojans or viruses on laptop? Also lounch the task manager and check out the service or application with deranged CPU loading while the laptop is in the idle mode. What is the power usage in the idle mode?

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The power cord I plug into the back of x220i dosn't get coompletely in. I see the metal part of it when it's plugged. It also kinda dances inside a bit, it's not strong. Is that normal?

Answer:x220 power cord doesn't completely get in

Should be fine.I see a bit of metal on my T400 too. And the jack wiggles up and down in an arc of around ten degrees (rough usage). Zero contact issues though.

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Hello  looking for a power manager woch runs on my x220 Tablet under WIN 8 .  Any results about this. The WIN 7 is not kompatible Thanks













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Answer:Power Manager Win8 x220 Tablet

Power Manager is not supported in Windows 8. There is a longish discussion in the Win 8 forum here about possible alternative approaches.Cheers,Bill

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I have an X220 (which is, hands-down, the best laptop I've ever owned). My wife recently bought a T530 for herself. The power adapters appear to be roughly the same, though the T530 has a significantly larger brick. Are the two adapters compatible, or if I find myself running low on power with only her adapter available would it fry my machine?













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Answer:Charge an X220 with the power adapter of a T530?

you can use a 65, 90 and 135 watts adapter with the X220. The T530 you got have a 90 watts adapter. The adapter is designed to only supply the current (voltage is fixed) and therefore the power only as needed by the machine. It is not constantly supplying 65, 90 or 135 watts, these are the rated maximum power.

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I recently acquired a secondhand Series 3 dock (removed the aligner and rubberbumper thingy so it would fit) to alleviate the issue with the power jack on the unit itself being broken until the replacement part arrives. I'm wondering if power loss on docking is typical for this model or if it's a symptom of something significantly worse. OS is Win7 Ultimate, i7-2620m, 8GB RAM, two-finger screen, busted power jack if any of that matters.

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Hi all, I've decided to replace my old laptop, a ten year old  IBM Thinkpad X22 (yes really, those things don't die, they just keep going!) and replace it with a second hand Lenovo Thinkpad X220 I've just purchased from eBay. Being ten years apart I know the accessories I have for the X22 won't work on the X220 but before I order a second power supply I was wondering if that's also the same with the power supply? I don't know how much power supplies change from laptop to laptop and thought I'd just double check here before I order a second I can leave at work. I'm antipating issues installing software without a DVD drive so I'll probably purchase an external one - again just double checking for peace of mind but I guess I can boot from this and also watch DVD movies without any issues? Thanks in advance, and apologies for the basic nature of these questions ;-) Stu.













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Answer:X220 Power Supply & External DVD RW Question

There are essentially two types of AC adapters. The old type that your X22 uses puts out 16VDC. The new type that your X220 uses puts out 20VDC. They're not interchangeable physically or electrically. There are several subtypes within the 20VDC adapter range depending on the power output, 65W, 90W, etc
 
The 65W adapter will power the X220. It's best for travel because it's smaller and lighter than the 90W. However on some systems including the X220 when using it the CPU may slow down in order to conserve power(*). Do you know the power rating of the adapter that comes with your X220? If you plan to use the X220 primarily when plugged in, then I'd suggest the 90W unit is better. 
 
As for DVD drive I don't see why you couldn't boot from or play DVDs. I can do both with an external USB DVD drive on my X61s.
 
(*) see ThinkPad CPU runs at reduced maximum clock speed with no battery installed

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













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Answer:x220 Wifi 802.11n issue

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

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













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Answer:Another Bluetooth x220 issue?

Hi,
 
Could you please check whether Bluetooth is enabled in BIOS?
 
Tap F1 while starting the system to get into BIOS. Under security tab, select I/O port access. Enable Bluetooth and check if Bluetooth is showing up in device manager. Also, check if you are able to find Bluetooth radios in device manager.
 
Post back if issue persists!
 
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Current I've several x220 laptops in my company, when I wish to reinstall windows from USB flash drive, I found that all laptops are failed to detect the drive in BIOS. I check the USB boot option was enabled and the drive and boot from other desktop or laptops I've also tried to update the BIOS to latest version but still in vain. But it can boot from some other USB flash drives (not all..?) Is there any I can solve it?

Answer:X220 boot from USB issue

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

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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 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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Here is what happensIf i leave my x220 for some time >> more than 15 -30 minutes, the PC will refuse to power for some time. The behaviour is randon - there is no minimum amount of time and happens sometimes.I have to wait for it to decide to start again. Again the needed time is random too - might take 5 minutes, might take more than an hour. I tried to pull out the battery, power without battery, reset BIOS (removed bios battery) - nothing helps. Without any logic, the PC will power on again.One thing I notice is, that the clock will be behind with the time the  PC was dead... - If it was refusing to power for an hour, it will be an hour behind...i5, 4287-59G

Answer:x220 wont power if left shut down and plugged in?

Sounds like either a dead CMOS battery, or a faulty EEPROM.

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Hi I just bought a used Lenovo X220 in mint condition. It came with Windows 10 installed and everything works fine apart from teh trackpad. It just feels very innacurate especially when moving slowly and trying to click on something small.....it kind of jumps around in a very small area, making it very frustrating to be accurate. It's as if it is only moving in rather large square movements around the screen rather than smoothly.   I've read various threads about these trackpads and issues with using certain power supplies. But my problem is happening on battery power or with it plugged in. I keep trying different drivers that I come across on forums, but nothing seems to change.  I have read in a couple of places that using the drivers from the Synaptics site are much better, but they dont seem to install for me. Can anyone tell me exactly which ones to use from their site? I was just going for the top ones for Windows 10, but there are two? There is no Bios update program on the lenovo site for windows 10, although some people seem to think updating the Bios might help. Any ideas about this? Is there anything I can do about this, as it's so frustrating I can barely use it. I dont like the track point either. Im currently using a mouse which tracks great!  I'd really appreicate any help Thanks in advance 

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Hello, I'm interested in X220 i7 with Ultrabase 3 to replace my old x200 with ultrabase 2. Anyway, I have questions about reusing some of my old stuffs from my x200 ultrabase.1. I have my old DVD drive (44C5203 I think) that works perfactly fine. Is it compatible with the new Ultrabase 3? or I need to order a new one.2. I also have extra a 65W adapter sitting around. Do I need to get 90W for using with x220 and ultrabase 3 (with optical drive)?Thanks,  













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Answer:X220 ultrabase 3 power adapter/optical drive?

1. yes it is compatible as they use the same type of connector interface.2. with ultrabase 3 you can use the 65 watt adapter. http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-76765.html

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