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X230 with Thinkpad USB 3.0 Dock possible ?

Question: X230 with Thinkpad USB 3.0 Dock possible ?

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Hello Is Thinkpad x230 tablet compatible with "Thinkpad W700 Mini dock 2.0"?  Regards

Answer:Is Thinkpad x230 tablet compatible with "Thinkpad W700 Mini dock 2.0"?

Hi Bidabad,Warm Greetings & welcome to Lenovo Community, happy to have you here.As I understand that you have query regarding using W700 Mini dock 2.0 with your Thinkpad x230T
IMO it is not compatible with this model.
 
I hope the above information helped you.
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 
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I use on the 
Thinkpad USB 3.0 Dock
Model No DU9019D1
ASM   0A34193
FRU   03X6059
a Laptop X230
Machine Type: 2325
Model Number: 77G
Product Number: 232577
Serial Number: ********
 
and don´t get a connection on the displays. I´am to stupid to understand the compatibilty excel. Could you tell me someone which know it if this X230 can work on the 3.0 USD Dockingstation ? 
thanks a lot
 
Moderator note: serial number removed to prevent abuse.
 

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I use on the 
Thinkpad USB 3.0 Dock
Model No DU9019D1
ASM   0A34193
FRU   03X6059
a Laptop X230
Machine Type: 2325
Model Number: 77G
Product Number: 232577
Serial Number: ********
 
and don´t get a connection on the displays. I´am to stupid to understand the compatibilty excel. Could you tell me someone which know it if this X230 can work on the 3.0 USD Dockingstation ? 
thanks a lot
 
Moderator note: serial number removed to prevent abuse.
 

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HiI have a X230 notebookIs it possible to output display to 3 monitors using ThinkPad UltraBase Series 3 docking station (0A33932). On the docking station, there are 2 display out.On the notebook itself, there are 1 VGA port and 1 mini display out.Can i use the combinitaion of these 4 ports and output the screen to 3 monitor when i close the lid of the notebook. I dont want the Port Replicator Series 3 which has 3 display output because it doesnt have a DVD-rom bay Thanks  

Answer:X230 - is it possible to output display to 3 monitor using ThinkPad UltraBase Dock stn

Hi Evolutionbiz , X230 does support up to 2 display device, you can use one of VGA port and one of display port/mini displayport to archive 2 display when ThinkPad's built in monitor offFred





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I have read a lot and tried updating the firmware - nothing works.When I put the laptop in the docking station - it does not recognize the monitar and also says AC power is not connected when it is. Help appreciated!

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I have a simple question, Can I run 2 external monitors using the Ultrabase series 3 with the X230 docked and the lid open? My goal is to be able to see basically 3 displays. The main one would be the laptop and the other two extended monitors connected to the dock stations. One connected with VGA cable and the other with display port cable. Any help is appreciated.  Sebastiano

Answer:ThinkPad Pro Dock, ThinkPad Ultra Dock, or ThinkPad OneLink Pro Dock - External Monitors

The X230 can support this configuration from memory.

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Hi, Everyone. Got me a nice little x270 to replace my old x201.  Happy enough with the machine, but getting it connected to my accessories (monitor, keyb, mouse, ethernet) is a bit of a chore. This machine appears to have a "proper" dock port on the bottom.  Is there a compatible ultradock available for the model 20HN x270?  By proper - I mean, Not USB.  A nice dock I can simply drop the machine into when I'm at the home office.. Thanks!

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Hello,I think of buying the ThinkPad T400 with one of these docking stations: ThinkPad Advanced Dock or ThinkPad Dock II.I have several technical questions and haven't found neither appropriate information, nor the way to get it.Here are my questions:1. Do these docking stations support DVI when T400 with integrated (not discrete) graphics is connected? 2. Where can I find a complete list of UltraBay devices supported by each one of these docking stations?Thanks

Answer:T400 with docking stations, ThinkPad Advanced Dock and ThinkPad Dock II

I have a T400 with integrated graphics and recently purchased the Advanced Mini Dock 250410U.  The Advanced Dock and Advanced Mini Dock support DVI pass-through.  I looked into this before purchasing as well.This page will confirm the feature:  http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-72148.  Also see reference guide for docking stations: http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-4TPJF4 which says ThinkPad Dock II is discontinued.  This brochure says the Advanced Mini Dock does not support Ultrabay, but the Advanced Dock does.  http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/options_iso/tp_docking_solutions_june09.pdf .

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hi, i have T60P laptop with windows vista bussiness 64 bit, 4GB RAM,the problem is: windows hangs when the laptop docked to a ThinkPad Advanced Dock, or when removeing the laptop from the dock. the only thing i can do is to force the laptop to turnoff by pressing and holding the power button. please help me to fix this issue.  thanksMarwan Siala

Answer:T60P windows hangs when docked to a ThinkPad Advanced Dock, or when removeing from the dock.

Hi Marwan, so is your dock powered ? Try to disable serial and paralel ports in BIOS. Regards,Martin

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Hello fellow users / Lenovo, In our office we have several X1 Carbons and several ThinkPad USB 3.0 Docks (0A33970) located all over the office. We typically bring our X1 Carbons around and use each other's Dock during the course of work. However, we recently face a problem with the Ethernet interface not working with other Docks, other than the Dock that the driver was installed with. Using other Docks, the Ethernet interface comes up as a generic Ethernet device with a yellow warning triangle inside Control Panel. Using the Dock that the driver was installed with, the Ethernet device works as normal. It should be pretty easy to replicate this behaviour, just get an X1 Carbon (fresh, Windows 8.1) and connect a USB 3.0 Dock to it, and install appropriate drivers.Verify that the Ethernet port works correctly. Next, disconnect the Dock and connect another Dock to the X1 Carbon. Observe that the Ethernet interface does not work, and see the yellow warning triangle icon under Control Panel. Uninstalling and Reinstalling the drivers with the new Dock doesn't work either. Only the Dock that the driver was originally installed with will work.

Answer:X1 Carbon / ThinkPad USB 3.0 Dock: Issues with connecting with more than one Dock

Need a resolution on this, anyone?

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Apologies if this is reprising and earlier question on this topic. I have recently acquired an old-ish second-hand ThinkPad X230 [2325SWK build with a G2ET91WW (2.51) BIOS], accompanied by a ThinkPad UltraBase Series 3 docking station [P/N 0B67692] which has an empty 2½" bay.I need advice on the following issues:1    The X230 currently has an SSD installed [Samsung 128GB MZ7TD128HAFV-000L1] which will not be large enough for the programs and program data that I have planned to install.  I would like to upgrade to a 1 1TB SSD, and I propose to clone the contents of the existing 128 GB drive to a 1 TB Samsung 850 Evo [MZ-75E1T0B].  Are there any SATA or other firmware issues that I should be aware of before acquiring the 1 TB drive, arranging for its cloning and for the replacement of the current 128 GB drive?2    I would like to populate the empty 2½" bay on the UltraBase Series 3 docking station with an HDD, and the model I have in mind is a 2 TB Seagate BarraCuda Hard Drive [ST2000LM015].  Again, I'd like to know if there are any hardware, firmware or other issues before acquisition and installation.I'd be grateful for any help on either of these two issues in an Australian context.

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Recently purchased the Mini Dock Series 3... I have an X230-2306.  When the X230 is connected, none of the USBs on the dock are working.  The video port works fine but I need help getting the USB to work properly!  I recently ran Thinkvantage system update - and I believe I have all the proper drivers installed.  Any advice would be appreciated.

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If I want to connect two HD displays to the x230, do I have to spend 230$ on getting the dock, or is there a smarter solution?I have tried to find some kind of minidisplay-splitter but failed to find any which seems to be reliable/tried/available for purchase.Using the VGA output on my HD screens results in blurry image quality on varying places.I've considerd "daisy chaining", but as I've understood it, only certain screens support this and I'm fairly sure that my screens don't.Since I have no use for the dock other than getting more display ports, it feels very silly to have to pay 230$ for something that will work as a simple display splitter. 

Answer:Can I connect two HD displays to x230 without dock?

Hello,
 
Maybe a device like the Targus USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Dual Video Adapter or StarTech USB 3.0 to HDMI an DVI Dual Monitor External Video Card Adapter would work?
 
Regards,
 
Aryeh Goretsky
 

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I have the 433615W docking station. About once a day on average my X230 crashes instantly with no warning, like sudden complete power loss, no blue screen. this has been going on for 6 months. It only happens when the machine is docked. If I don't use the dock the crashes stop. I notice that the design of the dock obscures the vents which could cause overheating but the machine does not appear to be hot when it crashes. Anybody else experience this?

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Hi, I just got new X230 (made 12/12). It has intel HD 4000 and i7-3xxx-series processor. I also got dock (usb3 support).  I foud a few topics saying that x230 would support 3 monitors, but how? I have 3x fullHD monitors, 2 of them is connected with DVI to the dock and one with VGA to dock. Windows screen settings allows me to enable 3 monitos, but the 3rd wont "wake up" and after reopenin windows screen manager it says that 3rd monitor is "disconnected". Intel's own tool only gives option for 2 monitors. So is it possible to enable 3rd monitor?













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Answer:X230, Intel HD 4000, dock and three monitors, how?

where are you reading that the Thinkpad X230 supports 3 LCD natively?If you need 3 LCD support, you have to either:1. ThinkPad USB 3.0 dock2. Lenovo Displayport splitter3. eGPU/ViDock

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Hello fellows,I got a huge problem with my X230, after 5 Minutes on the dock it gets so hot that it starts lagging and running very unstable.  I am not really happy the ultra dock was quite expensive and is not usable. I think the problem occurs because the dock completely covers the fan.What can I do to work on it again?X230 23252EG

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I recently purchased the Mini Dock series 3 (USB 2.0) version to hook up 2 monitors. However, when I plugged in my X230 to the docking station and connected my Samsung 906BW monitor via the DVI port, the monitor is not recognized. When I unplug the DVI cable, the monitor says "Signal not detected", which makes me think that the port appears to be working. However, I cannot get that monitor to work in the DVI port. Any help? Thanks.

Answer:X230 + Mini Dock Series 3 (433710)

FYI. I am running Windows 8.

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I recently purchased the Mini Dock series 3 (USB 2.0) version to hook up 2 monitors. However, when I plugged in my X230 to the docking station and connected my Samsung 906BW monitor via the DVI port, the monitor is not recognized. When I unplug the DVI cable, the monitor says "Signal not detected", which makes me think that the port appears to be working. However, I cannot get that monitor to work in the DVI port. Any help? FYI: I am running the preinstalled version of Windows 8 Thanks.

Answer:X230 + Mini Dock Series 3 (433710)

I recently purchased the Mini Dock series 3 (USB 2.0) version to hook up 2 monitors. However, when I plugged in my X230 to the docking station and connected my Samsung 906BW monitor via the DVI port, the monitor is not recognized. When I unplug the DVI cable, the monitor says "Signal not detected", which makes me think that the port appears to be working. However, I cannot get that monitor to work in the DVI port. Any help? FYI: I am running the preinstalled version of Windows 8 Thanks.

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Hi I have a X230 (model 2357G) with a type 4338 dock. I'm currently running dual 1920x108 monitors via the dual DVI ports in the dock. But I wonder if the dual Displayports in the dock can handle something with a higher resolution like dual 3840x2160 monitors ?ThanksMichael













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Answer:Max resolution X230 with dock dual port Displayport

Hi MikBoj,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
As per the query we understood that you are looking for the details on screen resolution on your ThinkPad X230.
 
The maximum resolution for External monitor connected through DVI port is 1920 x 1200 on ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3, that means it will not support 3840x2160 resolution.
 
Please click here for complete details for ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3.
 
Hope this helps.
 
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar





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Hi, May i ask if anyone of you experience this.  No boot will only happen if i restart my x230 dock on ultrabase.System will completely shutdown then upon restart it will only show  a blinking cursor.  No issue if system is completely off and turn it on even when docked. Things i have done so far to fix this is changing the boot order and updating the bios but  to no avail. Suggestions and help is appreciated. Best Regards,Provolski  

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At work, I have just been given an awesome new X230 with a Mini Dock Series 3 docking station. I installed Windows 8 Professional instead of the Windows 7 which was installed per default. I love it, and it is super fast, but I have one issue: when I put the X230 on the docking station and plug my earphones into the mini-jack of the docking station, I get no sound. It works fine under the following setups (in all cases, the laptop is docked): Headphones plugged into the laptop and audio device set to "headphones"Headphones unplugged and audio device set to speakerIn all other cases, I get no sound. I'd like to fix this so I can plug the headphones into the back of the docking station, rather than into the side of the laptop. Thanks in advance :-)

Answer:Audio issues with X230 + Mini Dock Series 3 under Windows 8 Pro

Same issue using a T400S with Windows 8 Enterprise and the Mini Dock Series 3

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I have a ThinkPad W520-4282. I want to use a ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3 (170W) [pn 433830U] at work and a Lenovo USB 2.0 Port Replicator with Digital Video [0A33942] at home.I did not have to install any drivers for the Mini Dock and it worked just fine driving an external monitor. After installing the driver for the Port Replicator, I could no longer drive the external monitor when attached to the mini dock or the VGA+ video port on the ThinkPad.I played with a lot of things to fix the situation and nothing worked. I even uninstalled the driver for the Port Replicator and still could not drive an external monitor. In fact the laptop did not even recognize that an external monitor was attached.Later I found using the Device Manager that the NVIDIA Qadro 1000M display adapter was disabled, proabably during installation of the Port Replicator driver. Once I enabled that, I could drive an external monitor again.Can anyone tell me if this is normal? Will I be able to use the Port Replicator if I install the driver again?

Answer:Use ThinkPad W520, ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3 and Lenovo USB 2.0 Port Replicator together???

Hi, Flurry,     I use the Toshiba Dynadock with no such problems. They have a new, albiet much more expensive, USB 3 version out. Dynadock                                      ZZ

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Dear all, would like to inquire if X220 will operate with two external monitor? I'm ok to close the lid of my X220.The 4337 docks support VGA and DVI, will both work together? What's working:- I have been using x220 screen with another external monitor through VGA connection.- Connecting Dell 2340L direct to VGA works with X220 screen, not with 2 external monitor. What's not working:- Recently got a Dell 2340L which contains only VGA and HDMI, which I thought HDMI would work with an adaptor (HDMI to DVI) port - no response although the Windows 7 detects external monitor display.   

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Hello, We have a problem with 2 laptops (ThinkPad X270) that "freeze" on the LENOVO logo when using Lenovo Ultra Dock with monitor Dell UZ2715H.Display Dell is plugged by Display port ports and one USB 3.0 (9 pin - used for display integrated webcam) connected to ThinkPad dock.When notebook turned ON with connected USB 3.0, computer freeze on LENOVO logo (To interrupt normal startup, press Enter) and work only when USB 3.0 disconected, or turned OFF and again Turned ON. Firmware on Dock is 2.33.000 Any suggestion? 

Answer:Lenovo ThinkPad Ultra (Pro) Dock + ThinkPad X270 (20K6) + Dell UZ2715H

I am just going to guess that computer is trying to boot via USB, so you might try changing the boot order in the BIOS so that Windows Boot Manager or the HD is first.  

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When I dock the computer and press the power button on the dock it doesn't recognize my monitor as the main screen. I have to hit a key (Windows 10) and put in my password hoping that it's doing that and then the screen comes up. If I reboot after that ... THEN.... it recognizes my screen as the main monitor. How do I fix this? The only time this happens is when I use it off the dock and then put it back on. If it stays on the dock all the time it does just fine. Any fixes for this? Thanks...

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Wifi disabled and can't open to search on ThinkPad T470s after pulgging in ThinkPad Ultra Dock ThinkPad T470s 20HG

ThinkPad Ultra Dock - 90W USAfter unplugging from ultra dock, wifi will be connected... Does this dock support wifi?

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I currently have my ThinkPad T440s connected to two external monitors via the ThinkPad ProDock 40A10090US (One VGA and the other DVI-D). I currently have the two monitors and the laptop displaying separate desktops. However looking at the laptop screen is a pain when switching back and forth between the two large monitors and the laptop. I was curious if my current setup with the T440s and the Pro Dock (40A10090US) could support three monitors (One cloning the laptop screen)?

Answer:ThinkPad T440s + ThinkPad Pro Dock 40A10090US = Triple Monitor?

I don't know if you can use both the on-laptop DisplayPort and the dock DVI-D at the same time, but if you can, you should be able to get the three monitors of output you want.Not sure if you can force it to clone the laptop display, but you might as well skip the internal display entirely.

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I hooked the one Acer monitor directly to the monitor port, and it works perfectly.  I then hooked the other through a Triton SS2 Extreme UV200 External DVI/VGA Video Card as was recommended for me to do so.  The Triton has a USB plug which I then connected to one of the USB ports on the back of the docking station, and loaded the software.  Everything worked great but the 2nd monitor screen enlarges everything.  So I though I could just go into the control panel and adjust that monitors settings.  However, the system is only recognizing the monitor in the monitor port of the docking station.  In the connection directions, it says the 2nd monitor has to be connected to the other USB port that is not standard and is on the far left of the back of the dock with an emblem the has 2 "+" signs stacked on each other followed by a bold "D" (I think).  I have tried to see if there is an adapter to convert the standard USB to fit this other port, and no one has been able to help me.  Does anyone have any recommendations, idea's or knowledge of how to work through this?  Thanks.

Answer:Help with connecting dual monitors to the THinkPad Mini Dock 3 for my ThinkPad T 510

that is the Displayport, which can be converted to a DVI or VGA port using an appropriate adapter. But there is no USB adapter for the Displayport, as they use a different technology.

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Does the Thinkpad P51s support the Thinkpad Thunderbolt 3 Dock? I have the Thinkpad P51s with stock Windows 10 Pro and updated to latest drivers and Windows version and installed the latest Thinkpad Thunderbolt 3 Dock drivers. Attaching the Thunderbolt 3 Dock to the P51s as described in documentation, it charges the notebook, however, noting attached to the dock is recognized. I've tested with attaching USB flash drives, headphones, Ethernet, HDMI, and DP, but nothing is recognized nor are any warnings/errors displayed in Windows. While the Thinkpad Thunderbolt 3 Dock is listed as being compatible with the P51s and T570, the notebook order page does not list the Thunderbolt 3 Dock in any of the accessories lists. Lenovo Sales also confirmed that the Thunderbolt 3 Dock is fully compatible with the P51s.  However, I needed to purchase the Thunderbolt 3 Dock separately from the notebook order. What's going on? Has anybody successfully used the P51s or the T570 with the Thinkpad Thunderbolt 3 Dock? Or is this something I need to wait for full support via a future BIOS/driver update? Or perhaps my Thunderbolt 3 Dock is defective? Thanks,Boris 

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Hello,The laptop in question will not charge with the above mentioned dock when it previously did. If you shut down the mahcine and turn it back on when docked it works, but after this point if undocked and docked again it seems to lose it's ability to charge via the dock giving the "plugged in but not charging" message on the power system icon from the taskbar.As it stands the laptop can be charged by the AC port on the back and as mentioned when given a power cycle on the dock.The above issue happens on several docks with different power supplies.The laptop is no longer in warranty and it is possible to get this sent back and repaired (paying for the service) if that is an option.This is greatly inconvenient for the user affected and is causing disruption daily.

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Hi, I got me the Dock with the goal in mind to connect all USB devices to it. But an external USB DVD-drive and Radio keboard and mouse do not work on it.  Doe any one knows a reason for it? If directly connected to Laptop it works. Thanks.

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We are having an issue where a T440p will not do 1080 on the vga out on the dock.  It will do it on the dvi and if someone puts a T440 or T450 on the dock it will do 1080 on vga and dvi.  Is there a limitation with the T440p?

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Is there a Graphics Adapter that will drive a second monitor that can be used in the ThinkPad Advanced Dock with a ThinkPad T61? Background:  I have a ThinkPad T61 (6465-CTO) running Window XP and a ThinkPad Advanced Dock.  I purchased a Lenovo 256MB ATI X1300LE Dual ? VGA or Dual ? DVI ? out PCI ? e Graphics Adapter so I could run two 24" (1920 x 1200) monitors.  I should have check notes on the X1300LE more carfully, for this configuration is not supported by Lenovo.  The failure mode is interesting.  The T61 can access a wireless router alone or in the ThinkPad Advanced Dock without the ATI X1300LE.  But if I install the ATI X1300LE in ThinkPad Advanced Dock I can no longer access the wireless router.  If I plug in the network cable then I can access the network.  In this configuration the Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN has a yellow circle with an ! on in the Device Manager.  The device status is ?This device cannot start. (Code 10)."  Note I have not tried the system with a second monitor yet.  Another option would be to keep the ATI X1300LE, and add a USP Wireless device.  Have anyone tried a similar configuration?  Sincerely yours, Marc

Answer:Graphics Adapter for ThinkPad Advanced Dock with ThinkPad T61

Probably a device conflict

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I have a issue: how to set the ThinkPad T430u to use with ThinkPad dock 3.0 with the lid closed. Can you advise, please?

Answer:settings for ThinkPad T430u to use with ThinkPad usb 3.0 dock

http://www.thinkscopes.com/preventing-shutdown-or-sleeping-of-laptop-when-the-lid-is-closed/have a look at this instruction.

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Hi..I ordered a new ThinkPad USB-C Dock. I have a lenovo thinkpad x1 carbon 1st generation and didnt realize that the interface cable between the dock and the laptop is USB-C. Is there a way( converter?) i can use the USB-C dock with my X1 carbon first generation? The X1 carbon has a slimport power adapter where as the cable from the dock to the laptop is USB-C. Appreciate your help. Thanks!  

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I am considering to add a dock station to my Thinkpad P50.I have seen that Lenovo is starting to sell a new shiny ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Dock (40AC0135UK).It doesn't seem to be available in the Uk Lenovo Shop but I have a found a distributor who's selling the product.Is the ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Dock compatible with Thinkpad P50 ? Thanks

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Two questions: I've been thinking about buying an X230 (or the X1 Carbon), but the more I look the more I think I should take advantage of the ability to upgrade the x230 with both more RAM and a WWAN-fitting SSD by buying the minimum specs available.  The tests I've seen have mostly been with the x230 with the i5 chip and an HDD.  When I compared the i5 and i7 chips (http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i7-3520M-vs-Intel-Core-i5-3320M) they seemed to be pretty similar.  Is the i5 sufficiently fast with an SSD or would I regret trying to be extra cheap.  Also, is it silly to get a model with an SSD drive already in it, if I'm going to get an mSATA drive anyway? Any advice would be most welcome. Thanks,.

Answer:Thinkpad X230 i5 vs i7, HDD vs. SSD

I have an X230 with the i5 CPU and a 500Gb 7200-rpm hard drive. It is plenty fast to do anything I need including having 2 machines running on top of the Windows 8 host (3 separate machines all running at the same time). Even so, I can run anything else I want. It is certainly fast enough to work with an SSD. I did not do SSD because they are not big enough and are still subject to catastrophic failure (no gentle failure for SSD's).  .... JDH 

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Hi Is it possible to connect 2 extra and laptop display all together same time?

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Hey Hi,  I am planning to upgrade my Thinkpad X230s memory to 8GB. I have few questions, it would be a great help if someone can help me.1) Is it better to use 2x4GB configuration or 1x8GB? What are the advantages? (Does Thinkpad X230 support dual channel configuration?)2) CPU-Z shows that my current RAM is running at 1.5 V. Can I put two 4GB RAM running at 1.35V? (Does Thinkpad X230 support DDR3L type memory?)3) What would happen if I use two RAM having different CAS latency? Thanks in advance.

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I have recently update my Thinkpad x230 to windows 10, the problem is that the two usb 3 ports are not working. When i am plugging a flash drive i can see the led turning on but nothing else happens. The flash drive works vell in usb 2 port. Is it a drivers problem?

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I have a ThinkPad X230 with a 500Gb hard drive (2306-CTO). When I purchased it, I also purchased a Lenovo Slim USB Portable DVD Burner (DY-8A8NH13C). The DVD device works well to install some software from a CD or DVD. I want to consider upgrading this computer to a 1Tb hard drive (0A65633) 1. Will the 0A65633 1 Tb hard drive fit in the X230. That is, replace the existing drive with the new 1 Tb drive?2. The 1 Tb drive is 5400-rpm whereas the existing 500 Gb drive is 7200-rpm. It has been nearly 10 years that I have used anything slower that 7200-rpm. Will the 1 Tb drive be slow?3. Since if is a new drive (no recovery partitions), can I order Recovery DVD's from Lenovo for the X230?  I think I can.4. Can I boot the first Recovery DVD from the USB Slim DVD device?  Will that work? or do I need to purchase a Docking station? 5. I have not changed UEFI security at all in the BIOS. Can I just boot the Recovery DVD?  and will it even install? I imagine I might do this in November after Windows 8.1 is released and combine the two upgrades (hard drive and Windows 8.1) into one exercise. I also might wait until a faster 1 Tb drive is released. Do you imagine fast 1 Tb hard drives in the near future? Thank you, .... JDH 













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Answer:Upgrade a ThinkPad X230

1. The 0A65633 is a 9.5 mm drive, so it won't fit the X230. It requires 7 mm drives. 2. The speed of the drive is not only dependent on the RPM of the drive, there are other factors too i.e. amount of drive memory cache, etc. Since the density of the data of the 1TB drive more than 500 GB drive, then for each rotation theoretically the reader/writer head should also pick up/write more data thus making it faster. 3. Yes you can. Or make your own. 4. Yes you can. Or use a USB thumb drive to recover from. Fast platter hdd? The technology of platter will only allow so much data to be read, we are pretty much at the technological dead end with the current platter hdd in terms of transfer rate. Don't expect revolutionary breakthrough with the current platter hdd, i am expecting only tiny speed increase increments. I mean if you need speed, use a mSATA drive (maybe 64 gigs one) to act as a cache drive with Lenovo ExpressCache software, or get a SSHD (which is basically a platter hdd with SSD cache installed) pretty much same as the mSATA + normal spinning platter in terms of how it works.

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Hi All, We've recently upgraded to Wireless AC, and from reading around, I find that there may not be a way to put Wireless AC cards (I've been looking at the Intel AC-7260) in our ThinkPad X230's. Can anyone please confirm if this is true? This BIOS whitelisting is a ridiculous idea. If I pay £1000+ for a laptop, I don't expect restrictions on what hardware I can use with the laptop. Sort it out Lenovo!! Thanks,Oliver

Answer:ThinkPad X230 Wireless AC

Nobody? Nothing? We've got over 900 Lenovo laptops and desktops on-site, and if Lenovo are going to restrict us from doing simple things like change a wireless card, I will definitely be looking at using a different manufacturer when it comes round to refresh time. Disappointing.

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Hello,I have Thinkpad X230 with Core i5-3320m and wonder if i can upgrade the CPU.The information I have found on the subject is quite controversial.Some sites say that the CPU is soldered to the motherboard,and others say that it is possible.Anyone know some information about it? If this is possible I had thought of these two CPUs: i7-3632qm  and i7-3820qm.The first is 35W, so I not see anyproblem(which carries the notebook is also 35W).The second one is 45W ,so maybe it is not very appropriate.What you think about this?













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Answer:CPU upgrade Thinkpad X230

CPU is soldered.

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Hello! I hope that somebody from Lenovo will look at this...
 
Tuesday this weekend i needed to replace FAN & LCD display. Service gives me TN display instead of IPS that i had. so i looked at it and i see that on lenovo website it show me this:
 
"Processor: 3rd Generation Intel Core i5-3230M Processor(2.6GHz, 3MB): : Memory: 4GB PC3-12800: : Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 64(GR:German): : Hard Drive: 500 GB 5400: : Wired Network: Integrated Intel 82579LM Gigabit Network Adapter: : Wireless Network: WAN Upgradeable; Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 (2x2 AGN 300Mbps): : Ports: External Microphone Headphone Line-In/out Combo Jack; 1 USB 2.0 (Constant Power); External Display (VGA); RJ-45; Docking/Port Replicator; Display port; 2 USB 3.0: : Form Factor: Notebook: : Included Warranty: 3Yr 1Yr Bat OSR"
 
But I have Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3520M CPU @ 2.90GHz.
can you check it? because I am really disappointed by this. Now i have that ugly TN panel which have no contrast at all and hate it.. I want my IPS.
 
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Hello, i start my laptop, after he give me screen Boot Menu"look pic" I click enter it remains on the same screen.please have you solution?thanks you http://img4.hostingpics.net/pics/331432IMG0259.jpg 













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Answer:thinkpad x230 problem

If you mean that screen comes back after you press enter on your hard disk? If so it could be. Your hard disk no longer bootable due to Windows is damaged or something else caused the drive to lose its boot so then you would need a reinstall but it could be another issue causing it so I will let some one else give you more ways to fix this.

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Every time I connect it to a monitor and try to erase something using the pen it does not work, it is off by a lot does any one know how ot fix this?

Answer:THINKPAD X230 MONITOR AND PEN

Hi
 
Welcome To Lenovo Community
 
Sorry to hear about the issue you are facing,  Please try the following
Connect external Monitor, and then enter into Control Panel under Hardware and Sound scroll down to the section that shows Pen and Touch and Tablet PC Settings Now try Calibrate. Follow on screen options
Once the calibration is completed you should be able to use the Pen & all its functions
 
 
Hope This Helps
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After a trip abroad, my laptop suddenly stopped powering on. I brought it home, connected it to a charger, and then tried turning it on. The power light flashed on but nothing happened, so I held it down to hard boot it, let it rest for a minute, and tried turning it on again. Except now nothing at all happens. I've tried buying a new charger, removing the connection of the BIOS battery/laptop battery and holding down the power button for 30 seconds with the battery removed, but it's all to no avail. I notice that when I plug the laptop in, the battery light flashes green a few times. After letting the computer rest for some time, I noticed that when I hit the power button, the green battery light would come on and stay on. However, the fan does not spin up and it gives no obvious signs of life (no other lights, beeps, no screen flashes, etc). The area around the CPU does appear to get warm, however, when plugged in (the heatsink in particular felt hot). The warmth around the CPU area and the flashing battery light lead me to believe that the motherboard is still functional. I fully disassembled and reassembled the laptop with only bare parts but it didn't help. I also peeled off the black sticker shielding to see if there were any obvious signs of damage, such as blown capacitors, but found nothing out of the ordinary. What is wrong with my laptop? Do I just need to go ahead and replace the motherboard? Did I void the 3-year limited warranty with my reassembly... Read more

Answer:Thinkpad x230 won't power on

After all, the battery connects straight to the motherboard, and so does AC power, so it would have to be at least partially functional to give any signs of life via the flashing green battery symbol, no?

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I'm considering making the switch to a ThinkPad X230, but I need big storage space (right now I keep a HDD in the Ultrabay of my T420s).  Can anyone recommend some 512 GB SSD options?  I want quality and reliability and a good warranty.  I wish Lenovo offered one as I prefer to keep the all the parts backed by Lenovo, but in this case they offer no option so I have to look elsewhere. I have done some searching and the new Samsung 840 Pro Series looks good:http://www.samsung.com/us/computer/memory-storage/MZ-7PD512BW There is also an older Samsung 830 Series, and I believe Crucial makes a 512GB option as well. Also, if I add a mSATA SSD under the palm rest, could Lenovo really deny me warranty on unrelated issues in the future because of that?  I buy 3-year and 4-year on-site warranties on my machines (and I have used them), so I do not want to jeapordize my warranty.





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Answer:512GB SSD for ThinkPad X230?

Intel is know for having extra reliable SSDs Crucial M4 are also reliable (got one myself) Be sure to get a 7mm thick, not a standard one (9.5mm) or it wont fit

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Hi guys! I want to purchase SAMSUNG 850 EVO MZ-75E1T0B/AM 2.5" 1TB SATA III for my x230.But I'm confused, does 1TB SSD supports by this laptop? Does anybody uses 1TB SSD drive on x230? 

Answer:Thinkpad x230 and 1TB SSD drive

I am only on ½TB SSD but that works like a charm and I will soon change this to most likely 2TB

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hi everyone, pls i just got a few weeks used thinkpad x230 which has w7 professional. i am thinking of an upgrade to w8.1 but not sure what to expect after the upgrade. can anyone advise ? thnx all...













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Answer:Thinkpad X230 - UPGRADING TO W8

Hi Kunlet,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
As per the query we understood that you are looking for Windows up-gradation for your ThinkPad X230.
 
Before doing any changes to the OS (Operating System) or with HDD partition we suggest you to create the recovery media and then do the required changes.
 
Below is the link on how to perform the OS up-gradation from Windows 7 to Windows 8.1, Jonas_hendrickx has provided complete details on that.
 
OS up-gradation from Windows 7 to Windows 8.1
 
Hope this helps!
 
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Hello guys I am ready to order ThinkPad x230 from Lenovo.de but the only option for the battery is 29, 29+ and 29++. Will there be a problem or can I continue with the order?

Answer:Thinkpad X230 and 29++ battery

The ThinkPad X230 uses 44, 44+ or 44++ batteries. The 29 series batteries are only made for ThinkPad X220. The 29 batteries in the X230 will not charge, as it will be seen as NON-authentic battery. http://www.thinkscopes.com/29-29-or-29-batteries-in-the-thinkpad-x230/

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I am thinking of buying X230 Type 2325-3Z5 but I can't find any spec for it.This sheet does not have this type: http://www.lenovo.com/psref/pdf/withdraw/ThinkPad_X230_WE.pdfI am wondering if it has IPS screen labeled as Premium in speec sheet. Does anyone know the answer?

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This might be of some help to those who are thinking of adding RAM to their X230 notebooks and thinking of Transcend RAM modules as an option. In 2013 I had purchased a X230 with 4GB RAM module in single slot. Now when I wanted to add another 8 GB RAM, I saw references to Kingston, Hynix, Samsung, Corsair brands in some posts in this forum. Where I live none of these brands are readily available, only Transcend is available in the shops that I frequent. Today I purchased Transcend DDR3 8GB 1600MHz SODIMM module, CL11 2Rx8 512Mx8 (Part no. TS1GSK64V6H). This is 1.5V module. I have already plugged in this module and system now shows 12GB of RAM  Do note that the RAM ICs on the PCB are Hynix brand and the product is Transcend. Here are the screenshots of CPU-Z tool on Windows 7 Home Professional OS. 

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Hi All, I have an X230 with 16GB RAM and am aware that the documented maximum is 16GB. The processor however does support upto 32GB;http://ark.intel.com/products/64896/Intel-Core-i5-3320M-Processor-3M-Cache-up-to-3_30-GHz Does anyone know if this will work (unsupported), or know of any technical reasons not to go beyond 16GB? I'm struggling to run my home lab on 16GB and desperately need a solution for additional RAM without buying a new W series system. Thanks,Jon













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Answer:Thinkpad X230 - Maximum RAM

Welcome Jon!The processor you describe could also be used on laptops with 4 memory slots. (8GB x 4 DIMM), therefore techinically the processor supports up to 32GB of RAM.However, ThinkPad X230 motherboard only provides 2 memory slots, which is pretty normal for lightweight machines. Usually, only 15" high-powered machines such as W540 provides option for 4 memory slots. Therefore, you are limited to 16GB on X230.Hope this answers your question.
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I recently purchased an X230 thinkpad.I am having some issues, specifically;a. the screen is a yellowy colour - this seems to only be at night, not during the day!b. the right click on the bottom of the touchpad does not work conistently - sometimes it acts like a left click instead of a right click - this is incovenient as i do a lot of editing work in WordI ran a Linux check and these issues did not occur - so I think it may be software related - I am using Windows 10 Pro.Does any one have suggestions?thanks

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Hi Lenovo community, I'm looking to upgrade the RAM in my X230 but I've been unable to find detailed information about the size of RAM (pins) in the laptop. I looked up the model number of the original Samsung RAM in the laptop and found it on Amazon, where it is listed as having 204 pins. Is this the correct size I should look for when purchasing new RAM for this machine? Thanks!













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Answer:Thinkpad X230 RAM question

204 pin ddr3 sodimm is the type of ram you use in your machine.

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Hello,  I have some laptops missing the strip of plastic above the camera.  I cannot seem to find a part number for this piece anywhere, including the HMM.  Any information you need I will do my best to provide.  Thank you.













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Answer:Need help with a part number (Thinkpad x230)

Good afternoon.
Welcome to the community.
 
I looked through the HMM also, to see if there was any notation for the part you describe and found none either. In my previous experience, those types of parts may be included in a package called System Miscellaneous Parts Kit. Looking at the X230 FRU Parts List, page 3 shows such an item (FRU P/N 04W1418), but I have no way of knowing what's included in it.
 
Checking the FRU P/N on the Maintenance Parts Site, shows the kit is available for $19.50 + shipping, if you feel like taking a chance on it. Hopefully, another member will weigh in with additional details.
 
Hope this helps a bit.
 
 
Edit: typo.

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Basicall Im using the WINAIAPACKAGE.exe to write the smbios asset tag and this was succesfull and confirmed it was indeed written to the bios.  But when you do a wmi query on the device using wmic systemenclosure get smbiosassettag it returns back "No Asset Information"  This is working on all the over lenovo laptops i have come across except for this x230 any ideas what could be going on as this is a pretty standard field and is used as part of an automated build process.  

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Just installed Windows 8.1 Professional and tried to update all drivers via System Update. After that i installed latest Ericsson drivers (H5321 gw mobile broadband network adapter), and.... nothing! 3G is not working at all, because Windows says "Device cannot start. (code 10)" on MbmLowExt device. SIM card installed correctly and working perfectly on my phones.













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Answer:Thinkpad x230 3G not working (Ericsson)

OK, i found a solution.To enable 3G you should first install firmware update. Before doing so, make sure all network adapters are disabled - or just turn "Flight Mode" and flash new Ericsson firmware. Then install drivers as usual.

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Hallo, I have a problem with my 3 yo X230 where the battery is fast empty, only 20 minutes from full charging although I only open 1 program (Excel/word/etc.). Should I change the battery ? In lenovoquickpick.com, the battery seems for type X230T (Part number: 0A36317). Can it be used for X230 ? From the picture shown in web, it is different from the battery installed in my laptop (4 cells). Now I am in Germany and quit difficult to find Lenovo people who can speak English well. Thank you

Answer:Thinkpad X230 Battery issues

Hello and welcomex230 and x230t batteries are incompatible. Only slice battey is (FRU 45N1035 in the list below).The batteries for x230 and their service p/n (FRU) are listed in the fru_bom file on the support site:45N1019 - SANYO Dasher 4cell45N1025 - LGC Dasher 6cell45N1029 - LGC Dasher 9cell45N1031 - SANYO Dasher 6cell-3yrs45N1172 - Panasonic Dasher 6cell45N1175 - Panasonic Dasher 9cell45N1709 - Panasonic Dasher 4c/2.045N1710 - Panasonic Dasher 6c/2.9 3yr45N1035 - Sony Dasher slice 6cellIf the OS on your laptop is win7 and Lenovo Power mangement is installed, you can check out the number of charging/discharging cycle count. Or use powercfg command for win8/10. It might tell something about battery healthy.

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ThinkPad X230 IPS
Intel Core i7 3520M @ 2.90GHz Ivy Bridge
8GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 798MHz (11-11-11-28)
465GB Samsung SSD 840 Series ATA Device (SSD)
Win7Pro x64 SP1

Have installed all of the relevant keyboard drivers on the Lenovo support site:



Function key commands are all busted save for Fn+F4 (sleep). Volume controls work but produce no on-screen display of the volume level changing, muting, etc. Device Manager sees the following:



Reluctant to uninstall the existing keyboard (requires restart) as I then can't enter a login PW or enter BIOS, or can I? Is that even the right course of action?

Any and all help greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:ThinkPad X230 Hotkey Drivers

http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/pro...books/thinkpad-x-series-laptops/thinkpad-x230
you probably need
1. Fingerprint Reader
2. HotKey Features Integration
3. Intel Chipset Support
4. Intel Graphics Driver (for the video glitch in your other thread)
5. Intel Management Engine
If it were me, I'd enter the serial number and then let the site post all the drivers for your X230.
 

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I have a Lenovo ThinkPad X230 (which I love dearly) and have a few question about ports and booting.  I would first like to verify that the port on the left side of the laptop directly above one of the USB ports is indeed an ExpressCard 54.  I have searched the web, but have yet to find a definite answer, and my user manual simply stated "ExpressCard."  Furthermore, I would like to know if it is possible to boot an operating system from said port using an ExpressCard 34 SSD (64GB).  I have the intention of installing openSUSE 12.3 to the potential SSD and be able to boot from it.  I greatly appreciate any help.  I  would post an image of said port, but I am being told the image file is much too large.













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Answer:Lenovo ThinkPad X230 Expresscard Help

Yes, this slot is indeed for the Expresscard and no, unfortunately you cannot boot from it.

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Hi guys, I have a ThinkPad x230 2325CN3 with an i5 3320m and 8 GB of RAM (4 initially installed, 4 installed by myself - both of same label). My BIOS Version is 2.65. I have the problem that I can't run my Gigabyte GTX 560 TI which I connected through Pe4L v2.1b to the expresscard-slot of my TP. I already tried several things such as changing the pins on the Pe4l in every way, I tried to DSDT-Override my system which turned out to have destroyed my whole system so I had to do a new setup of Windows. Can anyone help me out whit this issue? There have been several identical issues that could be fixed with a former BIOS Update already in 2012 but apparently my system won't do it with this update... I refer to this thread: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/X230-expresscard-adressing-eGPU/td-p/792909 I hope you guys can help me out or give me a hint what I could try more; I won't like to damage my system one more time with the DSDT so I hope there maybe is another option. Screenshot of my Device-Manager: ? Thanks in advance,Manuel

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I have thinkpad x230 tablet, and I have mixed feeling about it. It is a quite powerful one, does most of the job but have too many design flaws - broken rubber latch after a while and rubber buffers in the bottom etc.,  I hate the new gen x240 laptop, especially the X series convertible laptop is discontinued. Stupid, in my opinion, yoga design. I, no way, want to flip the keyboard to any surface. Especially on a field trip. X240 discontinues Express Card slot, no thunderbolt, no digitizer. The removal of trackpoint 3 click buttons, which were combined with the trackpad. People complain a lot when they accidentally click the trackpad while typing. I am a trackpoint person, not trackpad person. So the removal was **** retarded, anti consumer, anti Thinkpad legacy!Pls, see this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jb7p3VkQCOo. I did not made this video but 100% agree with this guy.  In addition, it seems to me that newer generations Intel core processor (4th and upcoming 5th) was weeker than ivy bridge processor because Ivy Bridge processors are full power 35W, now, everything is low powered to save the battery life. I have a few questions: 1.Is there anyway, or any company that can make a better thinkpad x230 tablet screen (say upgrading the screen from 1366x768 to higher resolution, improving wacom pen digitizer on the edges 2. Is there any laptop on the market that has express card or thunderbolt, touch screen, digitize... Read more

Answer:Thinkpad x230 tablet, some thought

I can't post today; my rather negative posts are vanishing 2-3 times in a row. I'll be more positive :-)

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It's been about 5 months since I started to use my Thinkpad  X230.  Only three days ago it could work for 5-6 hours without charging.  I could charge it at home, bring it to school and use it without charging.  But suddenly the battery started to die in a short amount of time.  Then I explored the battery settings a little bit.  I found out it says "Battery Condition: poor" and "Your battery can 47% of its original full charge capacity."   It has warranty until 2015. So can Lenovo send me a new battery if I want so? Or is it a problem that warranty doesn't cover? Please help!!













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Answer:Thinkpad X230 Battery issues

Well, a few things. 1.  The warranty you mention sounds like it is for the system.  The system and battery typically have different warranty terms.  Unless of course you did order an additional battery warranty. 2.  However, the base battery warranty is one year, so if you contact them they should get you a replacement since you are only a few months into ownership. Good luck!

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Hi guys, I have a ThinkPad x230 2325CN3 with an i5 3320m and 8 GB of RAM (4 initially installed, 4 installed by myself - both of same label). My BIOS Version is 2.65. I have the problem that I can't run my Gigabyte GTX 560 TI which I connected through Pe4L v2.1b to the expresscard-slot of my TP. I already tried several things such as changing the pins on the Pe4l in every way, I tried to DSDT-Override my system which turned out to have destroyed my whole system so I had to do a new setup of Windows. Can anyone help me out whit this issue? There have been several identical issues that could be fixed with a former BIOS Update already in 2012 but apparently my system won't do it with this update... I refer to this thread: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/X230-expresscard-adressing-eGPU/td-p/792909 I hope you guys can help me out or give me a hint what I could try more; I won't like to damage my system one more time with the DSDT so I hope there maybe is another option. Screenshot of my Device-Manager: ? Thanks in advance,Manuel

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I recently had a problem where my X230 i7 would not power up. It was sent away for repair under warranty. The repair centre replaced the system board and sent it back. I found that the original hard disk and the disks from my other 200 series laptop would not boot up. when I rang the support centre they said that the new level of system board is incompatible with existing disks. they then sent me a set of factory image DVDs which I installed successfully giving me the basic factory default installation. I then tried doing a restore of my original system onto this disk which was unsuccessful. I rang the support centre and described the problem they said that the new updated system board will not support a windows restore.I asked if this was going to affect other users who have new system boards fitted, to which they assumed that it would but I was probably the first to experience this.Just wanted others to know of this and to ask if anyone has a solution rather than re-installing all my programs and configuration from sctratch. Bob

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Hi guys, I have a ThinkPad x230 2325CN3 with an i5 3320m and 8 GB of RAM (4 initially installed, 4 installed by myself - both of same label). My BIOS Version is 2.65. I have the problem that I can't run my Gigabyte GTX 560 TI which I connected through Pe4L v2.1b to the expresscard-slot of my TP. I already tried several things such as changing the pins on the Pe4l in every way, I tried to DSDT-Override my system which turned out to have destroyed my whole system so I had to do a new setup of Windows. Can anyone help me out whit this issue? There have been several identical issues that could be fixed with a former BIOS Update already in 2012 but apparently my system won't do it with this update... I refer to this thread: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/X230-expresscard-adressing-eGPU/td-p/792909 I hope you guys can help me out or give me a hint what I could try more; I won't like to damage my system one more time with the DSDT so I hope there maybe is another option. Screenshot of my Device-Manager: ? Thanks in advance,Manuel

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Hi all, the Down and the Right arrows keys are stopped working appropriately. When I press the Down arrow key quickly 5 times, it not only jumps 5 lines, but jumps as if I pressed the Page Down button. The problem is similar in the case of the Right arrow: if I press it quickly 3-5 times, the cursor jumps to the end of the line, as if I pressed the End button. The space key has also a problem. If the cursor is inside a word, and I press the space quickly, it starts to separate the word. Example: ab[cursor]cdefghijkl => ab    cde f  ghijk l. I've tested different programs: Notepad++, MS Word, Android Studio, (even booted to Safe Mode) but the problem is the same in all programs. If I press the keys slowly, the problems described above do not appear. The OS is the latest Win10, latest drivers. The problem appeared cca. 2 weeks before, I don't think that I had changed any of the system settings. The other arrow keys are working properly.Model: Thinkpad x230, 2325-Y12. Thank you!Alex

Answer:Thinkpad x230 arrow key problem

Welcome to the forum!
 
Have you tried to boot a Linux Distro out of a USB-drive? Just to rule out any software/drivers problem.
 
If you still face the same issue in Linux you most probably have a keyboard or another hardware problem. Swapping a keyboard is quite easy for a X230 and replacement parts not expensive.
 
What happens if you attach an external usb keyboard? 
 
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I am leaning towards buying a Lenovo thinkpad x230 with 6 cell main battery as well as a 44++ 9 cell battery and a 19+ six cell battery configuration (6 +9+6 cell battery configuration). My queries are1. Can all three of the batteries work in conjunction without any issues?2. Do i need to charge the batteries separately or they all get charged simultaneously while i plug a charger in the laptop?3. Is there any other battery option ( like a 9 cell main plus a 44++ 9 cell and a 19+ 6 cell, i.e. 9+9+6 cells) that can work ? 

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I want to use my laptop like a desktop so only with the 2 attached monitors and the lid closed. You can configure Windows so that shutting the lid doesn't turn it off but I still need to open it up to turn it on. My desk arrangement makes this a bit tricky (it's under a monitor stand).  If I buy the Ultrabase Series 3 Docking Station, a power button appears on the front. Would I be able to turn it on without opening the lid if I used that?

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Hi all!I have ThinkPad x230 with preinstalled 64-bit Windows 7. Laptop has UEFI support, but current mode is "Legacy". I want to replace HDD with SSD and also reinstall Windows using UEFI (later I also plan to install Linux as second OS).I've searched and found [url=http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Windows-7-Knowledge-Base/Prepare-an-usb-thumb-drive-to-boot-windows-7-in... article[/url] with nice instructions about switching to UEFI. But what about ThinkVantage functionality? In some articles I've found information that several features will be unavailable when UEFI used (for exmaple fingerprint reader). Is it safe to switch to UEFI?Thanks a lot and sorry for my bad English.













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Answer:ThinkVantage on ThinkPad x230 with UEFI

If you plan to use Win7 there is no benefit to installing in UEFI mode.  The reason is, because Win7 itself requires the CSM (compatiblity support module) which is basically all of the legacy BIOS features, even when Win7 is installed in UEFI mode.
 
As for the fingerprint issues you read about in the forum, those were all fixed a while ago, so there won't be any issue.  But some other Lenovo apps, such as Rescue and Recovery, won't work on Win7 in UEFI mode.  And within Lenovo, we don't do any testing on Win7 UEFI mode, so I'm not sure what other problems you might run into.
 
My strong advice is to use legacy mode for Win7, and UEFI mode for Win8.

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I am looking to upgrade my laptop's wireless card to support 802.11ac. Would the bios allow it, if so can someone recommend a card I should buy?

Answer:Upgrading WWAN on the ThinkPad X230

the bios won't allow it, since Lenovo never whitelisted an an AC capable card in the X230, X230t, etc.

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hi my laptop is x230 and I'm planning to buy a wwan card. I found that gobi 3000 is compatible with my laptop.  but what I want to know is "can gobi 5000 be used in x230?" thanks













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Answer:buying WWAN on the ThinkPad X230

HelloNo, Gobi 5000 and Sierra em/mc7345 cards aren't compatible (not approved) with x230.Gobi 3000 (mc8355), Ericsson F5521/H5321, Sierra mc7700/10/50 with Lenovo FRU p/n are in the compatibility list, depending on the network type you need.

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Hello.I have my Thinkpad x230 with pre-installed Windows 8 pro 64. Yesterday it stopped load the OS. So I decided to load from recovery image. It took couple hours to get to menu where I chouse recover all the software from scratch. After aproximatelly an hour it said that recovery operation was failed because requeired partition was not found.I tried to recover 3 times but always had the same result.The question is how can I recover factory software?

Answer:ThinkPad x230 OS recovery problem

I ran test of HDD. There are a lot of bad sectors.... Is it possible to replace it in Russia?

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Hi There, I just purchased an X230 on Lenovo Outlet that will arrive with the following WWAN card: Sierra Wireless MC8355 - Gobi 3000 Is it possible to swap that WWAN card for a newer Gobi 4000 that will support AT&T LTE in the US? If I purchase this card here will it work in my machine and be on the whitelist in the BIOS? Lenovo ThinkPad Gobi 4000 Mobile Broadband http://www.costcentral.com/proddetail/Lenovo_ThinkPad_Gobi_4000_Mobile_Broadband/0A36320/11700164/ It shows it as being manufacuturer part # 0A36320 Thanks in advance for any advice or confirmation as to whether or not this will work. If you need the specs on the machine purchased here they are (I plan on upgrading hard drive to SSD and memory as well): Lenovo Thinkpad X230 R9W8EZW-2306CTRIntel® CoreTM i5-3210M Processor (2.50GHz, up to 3.10GHz with Turbo Boost, 3MB Cache, 1333MHz)Windows 7 Home Premium 64 - EnglishIntel® HD Graphics 40004 GB PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM 1600MHz SODIMM Memory12.5" HD WXGA (1366 X 768) IPS, LED Backlight w/ 720p HD CameraUltraNav (TrackPoint and TouchPad) with Fingerprint Reader320GB, 7200RPM Serial ATA 2.5" Hard DriveNo Optical IncludedThinkPad Battery 44++ (9cell)Intel® Centrino Wireless-N 2200 (2x2 BGN)BluetoothIntegrated Wireless WAN: Sierrawireless Finger Print Reader  













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Answer:Upgrading WWAN on the ThinkPad X230

indierocke wrote:Is it possible to swap that WWAN card for a newer Gobi 4000 that will support AT&T LTE in the US? If I purchase this card here will it work in my machine and be on the whitelist in the BIOS? Yes, it is possible to swap it and yes, the Lenovo branded Gobi 4000 is whitelisted in BIOS.





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Hi,I've bought a used Lenovo X230 & it came without the hard drive for security reasons.I've then bought a new corsair force GT 90gb SSD & hooked up an external dvd/cd rom & inserted the Windows 7 Ultimate x64 disc & started to install the Windows.I then after around 5 minutes get a message that Windows can't be installed :-/Now when I turn on the Thinkpad I keep getting the "BOOTMGR is missing Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart" If I press ENTER I can get in to BIOS,but it never gives me the option to boot from my Toshiba external drive even with it showing in BIOS.How can I get the Thinkpad to boot from the disc again ?I have the Toshiba drive as 1st boot option,but it does not give me a message like "Press any key to boot from dvd" like I would on my PC etc..................... Any help more than welcome.

Answer:Help with Thinkpad X230 booting problem :-/

As it won't let me install on the corsair SSD,I've just tried a brand new 250gb WD 2.5" HDD & for some reason it does not fit :-/ Why is this ? The WD is a little chunkier than the SSD but I would have thought all 2.5 SSD's & HDD's would fit in to this netbook.

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HelloI have one question.From what I read it is impossible to replace the processor in X230, and here is my question, would it be possible to replace the entire motherboard with the processor for a stronger one?I care about this because I'm looking for a mobile laptop.

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Hey hi After finally recovering my system to factory settings. I have a question and please bear with me. If i upgrade(not clean install) to windows 8 pro, how will it affect my Lenovo_Recovery partition? Will I be able to if in case required,  revert back to my windows 7 factory setting using F11 keys during boot up? Or this functionality will get erased and my recovery partition will be of no use. Also if i do clean install, I have read it that your windows will not activate as its an upgrade. In that case you need to call Microsoft and explain them your predicament and if its your lucky day you might get it activated. There are some other methods probably not legal to overcome this. Please share your view on that. Also how would re-clean install will affect the activation/system? Please reply.Thanks in advance.    

Answer:Thinkpad X230 Windows 8 pro upgrade

Hi, neeraj_schrody
 
I've never personally done this upgrade, but I think it should technically work like you think it would. If an upgrade to Windows 8 is performed, then this should be installed over the partition that Windows 7 is using, which is not the recovery partition. If you made sure that the recovery partition was not formatted during the upgrade, then I believe it would remain there and the system would be recoverable through this. However, please keep in mind that this is what should be technically possible and is my thoughts, not a fact.
 
As far as the activation goes, I do not think you will run into any issues. These errors in your post normally only occur when certain criteria for updating are not met. Provided you are running a legitimate copy of Windows 7, which you are, there should be no issues when upgrading.
 
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Hey, Im planning to order a x230 soon, and I was wondering, if I choose not to have an expresscard reader, will there just be a hole there? I've heard people say their left palm wrest is really flimsy. Is it like that with and without an expresscard reader?Thanks

Answer:Thinkpad x230 expresscard question

Yep, there is just the slot for the card covered by a very flimsy feeling flap. That section of the palmrest flexes a lot. I haven't tried putting a filler piece in but that would probably solve the problem. Aftermarket (i.e. non-OE) expresscards should work fine and are a fraction of the cost.

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Hi Sirs/Madams, Good Day. I would like to seek for your humble assistance if ever you have any idea on how to fix the whole plate of the x230 keyboard. What happend was accidentally I spilt a huge amount of coffer in my unit. i immediately placed my laptop upside down to run any liquid in the keyboard, how ever after a couple of hours, i cannot use it any more. when I tried to swithed it off, and try to switch-on; no avail. Will there be any chance that i can still recover the whole keyboard? since i tried to use other keyboard (same model) and it worked. also the power button does not function anymore.  Thanks thanks

Answer:keyboard Fix lenovo thinkpad X230

Hi,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to hear that you spilled coffee on your Lenovo ThinkPad X230 and afterwards, the keyboard stopped functioning.
 
Refer the hardware maintenance manual of X230 to understand how to perform installation and disassembly of hardware components.
 
Hope this helps!
Best regards,
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Hi All,hope you can help me!I would like to use the hard disk encryption in the Bios of my X230 but I have a doubt:- if the motherboard will broke, how can read the data from my hard disk also if I know tha password?Can I read the data from my hard disk also if I will broke my motherboard or just put the hard disk in anyone notebook with the "hard disk password" function in the bios to read those data?thanks

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Recently I purchased x230. My 3G is not working. I don't find any device on device manager. How do I know, which built in 3g module is installed on my laptop? or is there any option to enable it? I saw the specification, it is showing the 3g is in built. Please help me out. I put my sim, but no luck.

Answer:ThinkPad X230 WWAN card for 3G

If your laptop model isn't CTO follow the link below and type in Machine-Type-Model (MTM) within Quick Path field:http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/default.pageIf short description of your laptop specification includes "WWAN" statement wwan card SHOULD be factory preinstalled. "WWAN option" isn't the same, it means laptop is WWAN ready, i.e.has built in wwan antennas and sim card holder only, but not the card itself.Follow this link:http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/product-and-parts/partsLookup.pageType in your laptop serial number and find out WWAN card model if it was preinstalled into your laptop. You might find out something like the strings below depending of your area:04W3785 - Gobi300004W3786 - H5321gw04W3788 - MC770004W3791 - MC775004W3792 - MC770004W3821 - Sierra MC771060Y3257 - Gobi3 WWAN60Y3267 - F5521 Mal60Y3297 - H5321w
 
These are Lenovo approved wwan cards p/ns (FRU) for x230 and their short descriptions
Post here your results, we'll see what to do further.

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Hello! I hope that somebody from Lenovo will look at this... Tuesday this weekend i needed to replace FAN & LCD display. Service gives me TN display instead of IPS that i had. so i looked at it and i see that on lenovo website it show me this: "Processor: 3rd Generation Intel Core i5-3230M Processor(2.6GHz, 3MB): : Memory: 4GB PC3-12800: : Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 64(GR:German): : Hard Drive: 500 GB 5400: : Wired Network: Integrated Intel 82579LM Gigabit Network Adapter: : Wireless Network: WAN Upgradeable; Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 (2x2 AGN 300Mbps): : Ports: External Microphone Headphone Line-In/out Combo Jack; 1 USB 2.0 (Constant Power); External Display (VGA); RJ-45; Docking/Port Replicator; Display port; 2 USB 3.0: : Form Factor: Notebook: : Included Warranty: 3Yr 1Yr Bat OSR" But I have Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3520M CPU @ 2.90GHz.can you check it? because I am really disappointed by this. Now i have that ugly TN panel which have no contrast at all and hate it.. I want my IPS.

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Just a warning to x230 tablet owners considering the ThinkPad Ultrabase Series 3 (0A33932). The displayport on the ultrabase seems to be less capable than the displayport on the x230 itself. 1. The Ultrabase displayport does NOT support YCbCr coding, the x230 displayport does. 2. The Ultrabase displayport does NOT support audio output, the x230 displayport supports full 7.1 channel sound. This is at least the case under windows 8 x64 and using startech DP2HDMI2 displayport to hdmi adapter. If there is a way to get YCbCr or sound out of the ultrabase displayport I have not found it. Is it possible the ultrabase port is not a DP++ port? The port on the x230 is definately DP++

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Here is the thermographic picture that i took of my ThinkPad X230 at idle.
 

 

Answer:Thermographic picture of ThinkPad X230 at idle.

Nice!
 
Can you also post same images after 30min cpu/gpu 100% stress test?
 
 
 

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Hi, I received my Thinkpad X230 two weeks ago and was planning to make backup media.  However, X230 could not recognize my external DVD burner. It was not responding no matter which USB port I tried. The DVD burner works fine with my T400 and X201. Just want to know how to get X230 to work with the DVD burner so that I can make factory backup media. Thanks a lot!

Answer:Thinkpad X230 could not recognize external DVD burner

Hello,
 
Your external USB DVD±RW disc drive may require more power than can be provided via one USB port in order to burn DVDs.  Did the drive come with a "double-headed" Y-shaped USB cable to connect to two USB ports on the notebook?  If so, try plugging both of the large ends into the ThinkPad's USB ports and the small end into the external drive and then see if it is now recognized by the computer.
 
Regards,
 
Aryeh Goretsky
 

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