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Q: x240 fn key not working

Hello, In short, fn key does not work in lenovo x240 with latest bios update (2.35). I can swap fn and ctrl keys, and then function keys works via the ctrl key, but the fn key does not work as ctrl. I think this problem is OS independent (tried w10, w7, ubuntu). I have tried installing older bios for this model from the following page:https://support.lenovo.com/es/en/olddownloads/ds035950 But I can only install a few of the newest ones, as the older ones report that they are not compatibles with my system (though the readme says w7-w10 compatibility). No luck with any of the ones I could install. I also tried the hotkey features integration from here, no luck either:http://support.lenovo.com/es/en/downloads/ds029026 This question has been answered a gazillion times, but ill do it one more time as there is no solution posted anywhere. Examples:https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/X240-Fn-Key-not-responding/m-p/1551442/highli...https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/X240-Fn-key-not-working/m-p/1844428/highlight... Cheers and sorry for cloning this question one more time (I'm sure you can smell my desperation).

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in win8.1 x64, X240 with 7260 ac, the bluetooth not working.X240 A02V00 + 04W3830 N Intel WP2 BGN,working normalX240 A02V00 + 04W3806 N WP 7260 11ac, the bluetooth not working (wireless is ok)using the latest IntelBT[grwu04ww]3.1.1307.0362 WIN8.1 X64. anyone can help me? thks a lot.

A:X240 with 7260 ac, the bluetooth not working.

I believe the X240 is shipped with the Bluetooth radio turned off.  To turn it on try Fn + F8.  That should bring up a screen that controls the power settings for the wireless radios.  If the bluetooth radio status is off, click on the button to the right to turn the radio on.  That should enable bluetooth on your laptop. If the bluetooth radio status is already on and not working then a call to tech support is in order.

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Hello, power LED in the power button and the "red dot" LED in the lid in X240 suddenly stopped working. I found, ordered and replaced a cable that is runing from the motherboard to the power button and webcam/"red dot" LED, and miniboard with power button and LED. Unfortunately, it didn't help.Can someone give me a clue how to deal that? 

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The Touchpad stops working and is grayed in options. Trackpoint is fine. Driver reinstall helps, but not for long - the issue appears again very soon, especially after plugging in the power. No problem in Ubuntu/Linux. Any idea? Driver version is the latest one for Win7 64bit: 18.0.7.109. BIOS: GIET90WW (2.40).

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Hello, Fn key not function at all.  I've tried to swap Fn and Ctrl keys from BIOS, and then Function keys works via the Ctrl key, but the Fn key does not work as Ctrl. The keyboard just changed to new.BIOS updated to version 2.42Hardware scan test have conducted and passed with no problem found. I can see the light on at the Fn key when the laptop turn on. Really appreciate the help, it's really frustrating since i need to use the Fn key. Thanks and regards, 

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ok so had to register to reply to this thread

http://forums.techguy.org/multimedia/671554-no-sound-right-speaker.html

only to find out it was closed
i couldn't find a way to pm that poster either , so hopefully someone else can contact him to this to help with my problem , as i am having the exact same one but idk how he got his fix to work , right speaker of logictech x240 wont work but isn't completely dead i can still get some audio coming out of it with random configurations but i assume that's just some speaker fill setting i have

but yeah the right channel from the speaker set is just completely busted , can't even get the sound when earpieces are plugged in , anybody have any idea how to fix this?.....
 

A:right channel of logitchet x240 speaker not working

I assume you are connecting the earphones to the speaker headphone jack?

Test the speakers connected to another PC or device. That will determine if you have a PC or speaker issue.
 

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Hello, I have a strange issue with my thinkpad.  My x240 won't boot from the battery.  If the laptop is switched off completely it will only boot once the mains power has been connected.Once started the mains power can be removed and it works fine.You can restart, put to sleep, close the lid, and it all works and starts up again.If you shut down it won't power up again until the mains power is connected, even with a fully charged battery.Any ideas?All help greatly appreciated.   

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I bought an used x240 8 months ago, a few months back it started not waking up from sleep but since I had work to do on it for university I left it that way and waited.Now that I'm done I'm trying to resolve the issue and it seems quite common. I tried everything I found online without success.Then I read that there were some bios updates and in the changelog the of the last one it says they fixed issues with sleep mode. Now I tried to install it from windows 10 and from usb since I usually only work with linux. The result is always the same:I boot inside the update utility, follow the instructions and when it reboots the lenovo splashscreen appears but it does not say anything about updating the bios (I saw it should on youtube). Needless to say, when I go inside the bios setup it indicates the version is still 2.37.I already tried changing bios settings in every possible way. If I can obtain a USB CD drive I'll try using that instead but in the meantime can anyone help me?

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My brother got a X240 with a regular 1TB HDD, and I'm looking to help him with upgrading to an internal SSD for the OS/Apps. I first thought it just used a regular mSATA, but it apparently uses a new style called M.2.
 
Unfortunately I can't seem to find any info on what's supported, how large can they be, etc...
 
My local computer store has this for M.2 in 512gb size, would this fit in the X240?
 
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=179_1229_1296&item_id=072253

A:X240 M.2 SSD

Howdy HiVolt,
 
I don't think that one will fit.  There are several different lengths of m.2 SSDs and the one in the X240 is 42mm.  The one you linked is longer than that.
 
Up until recently the highest capacity 42mm part was 128GB IIRC, but I think someone has come out with a 256GB 42mm unit.  [edit] I'm not able to verify that just now.  [more edit] Yes I am.  See post below.
 
Here's their compatibility list.  Please note I have no personal experience with this company.
 
http://www.mydigitaldiscount.com/m.2-ngff-ssd-compatibility-list.html
 
Z.

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Hello. Is it possible to use FDE in Lenovo X240 via any built in feature (in Bios or another brand software)?Does processor support the encryption directly?How safe is HDD password? Can I remove HDD and plug it in another pc and read sectors? 

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Hi, We are experiencing issues with our x240-x260's Win 7 64-bit laptops Windows 8.1 and up seem to be ok so far The CPU is reaching 70 degrees and even goes up to 75 degrees in one case we have seen so far We have checked the task manager and the CPU looks fine, everything is appearing normal (CPU levels are average not high at all). Memory is also looking fine. Battery is also dead between an hour or 2 as well. Has anyone else experienced this issue? Thanks

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Dear All, i have Lenovo X240 which I bought from France two years ago. It's serial number is PF00YEU9. Currently i am in the UAE on an international assignment. I took my laptop to local service dealer for screen replacement for dead pixels but he refused to take the laptop, saying he was.not sure whether the laptop covered under international warranty or not. He asked to to talk to Lenovo customer service at 800035702810, and if they agree, I've to show an email evidence to local dealer that it is covered under international warranty. I tried on this number but it's not responding. I tried to find customer support email but it's not available on lenovo's website. Only one month warranty is left on my laptop and I am not going to visit France in next couple of months. Please advise what to do? regards

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Servicing a X240 laptop, m/n 20AMS0G10F, came in because of no AMT option available in the bios. Called Lenovo Tech Support, case#304TQ58, and replaced the system board. When laptop first powered on noticed AMT option was available, set the time and date, rebooted and ran the Maintance Disk ver 1.86, after input of the s/n and m/n rebooted the laptop and AMT option is now gone.Called Lenovo Tech Support again and was told to replace the board again, replaced the system board, powered the unit on and checked, AMT option was present, input the time and date, rebooted and ran the Maintance disk again, input s/n & m/n, reboot and again the AMT option is gone.Any AMT experts out there? Any way to bring this option back? HELP! Have another that had the board replaced, has AMT now but afraid to run Maintance disk. 

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I would like to add NFC Module to my X240 20AL which originally does not have NFC on it.I found "04W3800 Foxconn 20792S NFC module without antenna" in the FRU list, but as it says, it is "without antenna". And I can't find any FRU for NFC antenna.Does this module needs an antenna to be purchased seperately. or it works fine if I just purchase the module 04W3800 and install it?

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Hi,I have the following problem. The 'Fn' key is not working. When I press 'Fn+Esc' to enable the FnLock, nothing happens. But when I switch the 'Fn' and 'CTRL' key in the BIOS, I can press 'Ctrl+Esc' to enable the lock (small green LED on the 'Fn' key is on). But then the 'CTRL' functionality (now on the 'Fn' key) is not working anymore. The shop where I ordered the Laptop already replaced the keyboard but this didn't help. Does anybody have the same problem and can help me? Thank you. Additional information:- I ordered the Laptop in Germany, but with an US keyboard layout (the Shop replaced the german keyboard with an english one)- I updated the BIOS when I received the Laptop (below the BIOS information): BIOS Information    Vendor: LENOVO    Version: GIET72WW (2.22 )    Release Date: 03/25/2014    Address: 0xE0000    Runtime Size: 128 kB    ROM Size: 16384 kB    Characteristics:        PCI is supported        PNP is supported        BIOS is upgradeable        BIOS shadowing is allowed        Boot from CD is supported        Selectable boot is supported        ACPI is supported        USB legacy is supported  ... Read more

A:X240 Fn-Key not responding

exact same problem here. waiting for an answer, because it kinda sucks.

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Dear All, i have Lenovo X240 which I bought from France two years ago. It's serial number is PF00YEU9. Currently i am in the UAE on an international assignment. I took my laptop to local service dealer for screen replacement for dead pixels but he refused to take the laptop, saying he was.not sure whether the laptop covered under international warranty or not. He asked to to talk to Lenovo customer service at 800035702810, and if they agree, I've to show an email evidence to local dealer that it is covered under international warranty. I tried on this number but it's not responding. I tried to find customer support email but it's not available on lenovo's website. Only one month warranty is left on my laptop and I am not going to visit France in next couple of months. Please advise what to do? regards

A:MY warranty on X240

Anybody please?

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Just wondering if it were possible to swap a non-backlit keyboard with a backlit keyboard on the x240? If so, what is involved? I know that it was possible for the x230, but wasn't quite sure about the x240. Jeremy













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A:x240 Keyboard

Yes, it's possible.Common question here. For examlpe:http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/T400-T500-and-newer-T-series/T440s-Backlit-Keyboard/m-p/1743845#M103650Another laptop series, the same solution. Of course, .pdf files differ.

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Changed system board and during post get 3 beeps twice then 1 beep. Does anyone know what this means?

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I recently purchased a refurbished x240 - I am having 2 issues, which I would welcome help with: 1. the areas with buttons on the top and bottom of the track pad also move the cursor - this often causes an inaccuracy, with the cursor moving slightly before or after pressing one of these buttons - is there anything which can do done about this, or is it a design fault? 2. my computer arrived with no internal battery, just a 6-cell external battery - the seller claims that the internal battery only functions if the external battery is a 3-cell, and that there is therefore no point in me purchasing an internal battery - can this be verified? Thanks for your help! 

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I'm looking for a repository for old wireless drivers for the X240. We need to run some tests with old drivers vs. new but I can't find them to download.Thanks.

A:Old drivers for X240

Hello and welcome,
 
I don't have a direct answer but there may be a way to finesse this.
 
Just did some poking around in the Win 7 wifi drivers.  Using the 64-bit Win 7 Intel driver,  I copied the link to the latest and replaced the "version" part of the link with an older version extracted from the readme.
 
I was able to download nz0wh0w 2016/05/10 by modifying the link to the latest version.
 
Does that or similar get you what you need?
 
Z.

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I?m unsure if I?m doing the right thing here, never posted anything like this before. The X240 laptop I have was working yesterday, and I put it to sleep so I could continue working later. However now it won?t turn on at all, except the lights over the F1 key, F4 key, and Fn are on. It wasn?t plugged in, but this has never happened before. I?ve also taken out the battery in a myriad of different methods people have suggested online but there?s been no mention of the lights still on.  If if I could get some help, that?d be great. I don?t know much about computers.

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Dear all, I need information to make sure about SSD that compatible with x240. In my country there are too few brand and type of SSD, I found PLEXTOR M5 Pro Xtreme 512GB with SATA III & 7mm thickness. Is the SSD compatible to x240 (SATA interface & operational)? Thanks a lot for your help. Best regards, Wong 













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A:x240 SSD compatibility

Hi Wong,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
As per your query we understood that your query is about SSD compatibility on ThinkPad X240.
 
We regret to inform you that the ThinkPad X240 will support maximum up 256GB SSD SATA3 drive.
 
For complete details on all the hardware specification please click here.
 
Hope this helps.
 
Best regards,

Hemanth Kumar






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Hi everybody, yesterday my X240 didn't wake up from sleep properly (LED backlight went on, nothing else happened), so I tried to restart it. When I hit the power button, the following happens:The power button LED and the Fn key LED light up and stay on.The red F1 and F4 LEDs briefly light up, as well as the keyboard backlight, but those go out after less than a second.I can hear some faint noise, the fan probably.Screen stays dark, no backlight. Connecting an external monitor does not help. I have tried to remove the power supply and external battery, pressed the Power button for 30 seconds, hit the emergency reset button, no results. Any ideas?

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Hi  Looking to replace the palmrest on my X240, seen both one for an X250 - Expensive or a cheaper one from an X260 both with finger print I know from searching the X250 part FRU 00HT390 will fit but can someone advise if part FRU 01AW440 will? Thanks Jeff

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Hello, I am using an X240 with the following specs: Processor:  i5-4300 CPU @ 1.90 GHz 2.50 GHzRAM: 8.0 GBSystem: 64 bit, Windows 7No external monitors When my computer lid is closed and it automatically sleeps it is not possible to wake it again when I open the lid. I will move the mouse (both the external and the built in), touch the keys, and even push the power button and it will not wake up. The power button light remains solid. The only way I have figured out how to wake it up is if I plug in a VGA cable that is connected to an external monitor or projector.Does anyone know how to fix this?  

A:X240 will not wake from sleep

First step is to look in the event log to se if a device is throwing a message about a problem entering the sleep state.

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Hello The headset that I have with me has two separate jacks - one for mic and other for audio. But Lenovo X240 wouldn't support it as it has only a single port. Can you suggest what splitter/adapter I can use to connect my headset with the laptop. My headset has a 3.5 mm jack for audio and mic. Thank you.

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My cpu speed is stuck at 0.77GHz when it supposed to be 1.9GHz ~ 2.49GHz

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Hi, I'm having problems with my X240. I'm running Windows 10. When I shut down the computer, it stays off for 2seconds and then boots back up. This only happens on battery power, when connected to AC the computer shuts down fine and stays off, BUT if I remove AC it boots up in 1 second.. This is really weird.I've disabled the "Turn on fast startup" option and had a look at the options in BIOS but no luck..BIOS version GIET87WW (2.37). Thanks in advance,Mart

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Hello Each time i press space bar key, there is a very small delay before space appears on screen. So i make a lot of typing errors. Computer is X240, BIOS is 2.16, every driver is up to date. Windows is 8 PRO. It does the same with Windows 7 so i think it's a software issue. Lenovo E420 had that before and problem was fixed by a BIOS update.













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A:Space bar key delay on X240

Hi,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
Try this. Go to control panel -> Keyboard. Change the repeat delay to short and repeat rate to fast.
 
Try in different applications like Word/Notepad and in different browsers like Mozilla/chrome and check if the space key behaves in a similar way.
 
Best regards,
Mithun.





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hallo, After a service provider put in a new keybord on my thinkpad x240I saw a cable to the screen outside my notebook. I guess it's no good. What do you think?I added a picture. Please give feedback if you have knowledge,I feel some insecure on these matters.seet attachment, thanks, Joph

























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bought a refurbished x240 online (India). On powering it on I see that it says battery #1: Not present. From what I've read some models ship without internal batteries, but I haven't been able to check if my model should have it or not. Model is: Machine Type Model: 20AMS0SQ1APS: External battery works fine, and shows up as battery #2

A:x240: Battery #1: Not present

Hi Madhukar, 
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community! And happy to have you here.
 
As I understand that you are looking for the query regarding Internal Battery for your x240
According to MTM it has internal battery. Below are few internal batteries for your model

45N1109  Panasonic-SANYO 3cell 
45N1773   Panasonic Rogue Integ 3cell 

 
I hope the above information helped you.
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 Cheers,
Prabhansh_______________________________________________Tap that Kudos button if I helped.If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!

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How do to use SIM Card here in X240? My company laptop have simcard tray, but i dont know how does it works.Please help me. Thank you.













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A:Thinkpad X240 sim card

jarmonwhaim,in order to install sim card just insert paper clip into the tray hole. For more details refer the laptop User Guide.Be sure your laptop has wwan option (wwan card installed)

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Lenovo, is it possible to put the X250 Trackpad in the X240, replacing the Clickpad with one that has real buttons? The Clickpad absolutely sucks and I can't believe I now own the one generation of ThinkPads that have this abomination. I'd like to replace it without having to buy a whole new laptop.










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A:X250 Trackpad in an X240?

Hello XThinkpadUser, I am very sorry, but I advice You to forget this idea. There are most likely going to be some imcopatibilities in BIOS, and if not so, then some differences with the shape of the keyboard / trackpad connector. Plus you would need to replace the whole keyboard bezel. My opinion is based on the same glitch with old X200 and X201 - many people asked if X200 can be backwards upgraded with touchpad - it can be definitely not (afaik). Nobody can mark your question as impossible until first X250's arrive, but in your case I would hurry selling your X240 unit. Sooner you do it, you will get more paid for it... (believe me, you have my best sympathy, but I am in much more huge trap - what shall I my X220 change for?? :-) ) Regards,skrble

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the laptop currently has a 4g stick.  when an 8g stick in installed the laptop does not boot, no Lenovo splash screen.  the RAM works in another pc.  upgrading the BIOS to the latest version did not help.

A:x240 will not boot when upgraded to 8g

It is safest to use sticks that have Lenovo FRU stickers on them.  Most are compatible, but some are not.  You need DDR3L (low-voltage) RAM.  1.5V sticks will not work.  Also avoid those with the name "value" in them.

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Hi, We have x240 laptop on warranty.Cpu average temp 80+ CAlready replaced cooler with fan.I know that i7-4600U max temp is 100.But it looks strange for me, without any load the core temp is 75-80...... Any ideas?Thanks

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Hi folks, I have an X240 that just ran out of warranty. I was having some intermittent hard drive troubles so I sent it in before the end of the warranty, and it came back with a new hard drive. Unfortunately, it no longer recognises my external batteries - I have two, both genuine Lenovo, one 68 and one 68+. Lenovo won't fix it as they say it's related to the battery latch being broken, but the battery latch has been broken for a whole year and the batteries always worked just fine. When I first got the computer back the batteires weren't showing up in Windows power manager, but I could see them in Lenovo Settings where they were showing as "good" condition. The 68+ had 5% charge and the 68 had about 80% charge.  I did a heap of Windows updates etc. which didn't fix it, then tried to "reset" the 68+ through Lenovo Settings, after which it stopped showing up there at all. I now get a message about a battery error when I boot to Windows. I haven't put the 68 back in for while, though I guess I could to see if it still shows up. I'm wondering if anyone has any ideas why the computer might have suddenly stopped recognising the batteries, and anything I can try to try to get my battery life back (going from about 10 hours to about 1 hour makes the computer kind of useless for what I use it for). As I said, I'd be very surprised if it was to do with the latch, as that's been the same for ages. Thanks in advance

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Hi my x240 suddenly started to show error 1802 although i never touched the networkcard. dont understand it.tried updating bios but didnt work, now i want to get the networkcard out, so i can atleast use it without internet connection.My Problem is that the Users Manual recommends to deactivate the internal batterie bevor performing any actions on the notebook. But I cannot enter the BIOS to do so. when starting and pressing F1 or Enter to go to the BIOS. The Error 1802 occurs and all i can to is power off..now what can I do? is it sufficient to open the base cover and immediately disconnect the battery connector without disabling it in the BIOS or do I risc damaging the notebook? Thanks alot for any help

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Hello, I want to ask what is the exact 6-cell battery model for Lenovo Thinkpad X240 and where to buy? thanks

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hallo, Anyone with a thinkpad notebook who a a cable to the screen,outside the hinge? (see attachment) After a service provider put in a new keybord on my thinkpad x240I saw a cable to the screen going outside from board to screen along the screen-hinge of my notebook. I guess it's not like it should be.More over, I wonder of this wires could be easily damaged this way.What do you think?I added a picture. Also I wonder if there's anyone with a laptop who can see a wire on the outsideof the hinge of the screen. photo: see attachment (close-up of cable going from board to screen) 

























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Greetings,I have Lenovo ThinkPad X240 Laptop Configuration is following: i7-4600U(3.3GHz), 8GB RAM, 1TB 5400rpm HD, 12.5in 1366x768 LCD, ...Currently trying to do an upgrade. Already decided for SSD upgrade and now checking the RAM upgrade.Unfortunatly, I have found out that X240 has only one memory slot. Also I have found out following information: "Haswell processors all can take only 8GB UDIMMs or SO-DIMMs". Am I right understanding that RAM upgrade (e.g. to DDR3L SODIMM 16Gb, 1600MHz, CL11, 1.35V) is not possible at all? Thanks in advance.

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Hi,I bought a Thinkpad X240 a few months ago, it was working perfectly except the know bug of the "bottom left corner" which happened a few times.But a few days ago, the screen backlight suddenly stopped working. I put it to sleep, I came back home, I opened the lid and the screen didn't light up.The screen itself works perfectly (if you put a light on it you can see what's displayed), and there's no other problem.This doesn't seem to be a software problem since I doesn't work in the BIOS, nor in Windows or Linux.. Why does the backlight would suddenly stop working ? Thanks in advance,

A:Thinkpad X240 no backlight

Same here. The backlight is out in the bios as well so I believe mine is a hardware problem. For other thinkpads, I find people saying this is a surface mount fuse on the motherboard and can be "fixed" by bridging the fuse with solder. But I can't find a fuse near the display port that is bad. The most likely fuse I find is F2 on the backside of the board near the display port, but it doesn't measure as an option circuit so I don't think that one is bad. I will probably buy another broken laptop and swap parts.

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