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X230 Shutdown unexpectedly

Q: X230 Shutdown unexpectedly

My X230 has shut down unexpectedly multiple times. My BIOS is 2.59.I also checked the CPU temperature, one core is significantly higher than the toher (by 12 degrees C)Any thoughts on why this is happening?

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A: X230 Shutdown unexpectedly


Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!

I?m really sorry to hear that your Lenovo ThinkPad X230 is randomly shutting down.

Abrupt shutdowns normally occur due to overheating issue. First of all, I would suggest you to ensure that air vents are not blocked and there is a proper air flow. Also, check the speeds at which the fan is spinning. Start using compatible cooling pads which will help in the flow of cool air into the underside vents of the laptop.

Check in safe mode and see if the system is restarting there also. Input "msconfig" in run command and click the tab "Startup" to disable all. Reboot and if the problem is resolved, narrow down to specific startup file which is causing the shutdown.

Run Lenovo solution center diagnostics to check if there is any hardware failure. Update BIOS to the latest version. Also, perform a Lenovo system update and Windows update.

Run a complete virus scan with a latest updated antivirus.

If none of the above said helped, take a data back and install a fresh copy of windows.

Please let me know the happenings!

Best regards,

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EDIT: 11/21 The latest thing it says is windows did not shut down successfully because the system stopped responding. Anyone?
After PC is left unattended more than an hour or so it gets a black screen with no error messages, but the CPU and fans are powered up. I must power off and cold start. Usually it takes 3 or 4 tries to get a successful boot, and when I do I get a message that says windows did not shutdown successfully.

The windows error log says the problem is shut down unexpectedly, event name bluescreen, OS version 6.1.7601.2.1.768.3 Locale ID 1033. (Windows Home Premium)

I have all power, sleep, and hibernate options set to never. I have run the memory test and it is OK. I have also run a windows integrity scan which said no corruptions in windows integrity.

I'd really appreciate a hand with this issue. Thanks.

Edit: Although at the top of the post I said "after an hour or so" that is not always so. A more accurate description would be after leaving the PC unattended for several hours.

A:Shutdown Unexpectedly, & Windows Did Not Shutdown Successfully Errors

EDIT: 11/21 The latest thing it says is windows did not shut down successfully because the system stopped responding. Anyone?

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Dear, I found some strange issue with my Lenovo ThinkPad X230 on Windows 10. When i've attached the battery, I try to shutdown, hibernate and sleep the labtop but the laptop didnt shutdown or hibernate properly. The screen is turn off, the WIFI symbol still bright, the power button light still blink and the fan still spining. i need to force shutdown by pressing the power button for 10 sec to turn everything off. On the other hand, if i take the battery off, pluged the power cord, everything will work fine. I can shutdown, hibernate and sleep. I used Lenovo Service Bridge to scan and install the lastest version of every driver. I also flashed the BIOS to lastest version. Unfotunately, the problem still persists.

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HelloI have a Lenovo X230.When i plug ethernet RJ-45 wire cable to the NIC , the laptop shutdown after few seconds.I have a Debian 8 OS , but i also installed Windows 7 on another hard drive, just to check network drivers and it didn't help. Still shutdown when plug ethernet cable.laptop is out of warrenty last month.Any suggestions to solve this issue ?

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While issuing the shutdown/reset/sleep/hibernate command from windows 7 or 10 the laptop spontaneously freezes and I have to take out the battery or keep the power button 10s pressed.What I mean by freeze is that the screen goes blank but the processor is still running.The interesting thing is that if I execute the hibernate command and the laptop freezes when force stop the laptop and turn it back on again it resumes the previous state windows was in before restarting it. So from windows point of view shutdown is executed but somewhere in the last step just before turning the processor of something goes wrong.This behavior happens spontaneously, I have seen it happens most when using the laptop on battery for 1-2 hours and then executing a sleep.I have tried deactivating all power saving options from windows power center and bios.My BIOS version is 2.68 and have the latest drivers from lenovo website.I suspect the bios version 2.67, 2.68 might be the problem since after upgrading to these versions the problems started to appear.Did anyone else encounter these problem and have a solution ?If not, does anyone know how to make a bios downgrade to 2.64, downloading the update from http://support.lenovo.com/ro/en/downloads/ds029187 I can not apply it (in bios I have allowed to flash older versions.

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My laptop stopped after running all day. I made screen shots of the error msgs. Can someone help me fix the issue? I think it is heat related

A:Help - Lap Shutdown Unexpectedly

See first post by P.A. Bear at http://www.techtalkz.com/windows-xp/482803-100000d1-bsod.html .
If system can boot into Windows:
Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  List last 10 Event Viewer log
  List Installed Programs
  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link.

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Hello all,

Please help me!!!. My PC is shutdown unexpectedly with any warning. This mostly happen while I am open any flash animated websites, media player, movie, buffering through internet etc... Before shutdown the CPU fan rotating in very high speed.

I don't know wheather the problem of Power supply or Graphic card?

I am using a HP compaq PIV -Intel motherboard-


A:PC shutdown unexpectedly

what size Power supply do you have in watts ...if its not 450 watts or higher then I suspect it is the power supply....

have you checked the heat sink and cooling fan for the CPU are clean if not blow it clean with a can of compressed air....to make sure cpu is not overheating...and causing shutdown...

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I am using windows 8.1/ now windows 10 in both operating system i got same problem
i given my laptop for general service also

Initially i though of because of over heat it is going to shutdown ,i am using cooling pad also for my laptop
some times with out heating also it shutdown i attached snapshot before shutdown the display is coming like that and laptop is unresponsive
it is working after restarting also

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I installed windows 7 ultimate 64 bit on a new build. It was working fine for about a week, but recently I've been getting error messages saying that the computer has shutdown unexpectedly. Both times it has happened the computer had been in sleep mode. It doesn't always do this when in sleep mode. I've attached the contents of the minidump folder. Thanks very much for the help. Please let me know if I left out anything you need to know.


A:BSOD - Shutdown unexpectedly

I will request help for you, from one of our BSOD experts. You will be helped soon.

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Unable to attach screenshots of 112  and 118kb as it states they are too big. How do I do this please

A:Problem Shutdown Unexpectedly

post them on a picture host site and add the link with the picture post button in the reply editor.
I use www.tinypic.com

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hey guys big problem here!
i'll give ya a lil description of what i was doing last on the computer.
i was programming my RPG game and realized that i had some windows upsdates so i started downloading afew of them.
i waited till they were finished and did the auto restarted logged back on and carried on programming.
i had to leave the house so i set to work on -download all updates then shut down.
i honestly beleive that this is the cause for my current misfortune,.
i tried to log onto my computer this morning to find that my laptop was shutting down after it was trying to load.
i have tried to look into the Bios and cannot,
i have tried F8 and selected every option without success.
i've tried running safe modes and all without success! im very aggrovated as today i was having a games tester coming round which i've now had to cancel.
I have even tried to do a bios Flatline on my computer and clear to factory settings and this too has failed.
If Anyone could help me at all i would be over the moon!

-------Comp Details ------
Aspire 7730 Series
Model no. ZY6
Windows Vista Home Basic
AVG Scans my Computer at 5pm and i Know for a fact that its virus free.

If Any More Details Are NeededJust Let Me Know!
thanks for your time x

A:Laptop shutdown unexpectedly when booted

Can you safe mode and then use system restore to go back a few days before the upadates?

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I recently changed my keyboard because my computer used to shutdown unexpectedly when pressing the Ctrl key. It was working fine until today when I received a BSOD.

Can you please help check and advise what could be causing this issue again?

Many thanks for your help.

A:BSOD and computer shutdown unexpectedly

It is a Dell Inspiron N4050

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hey every1
its my first day in the forum ,and im looking for a solution to my problem ,i saw many post in the forum and many have the same prob as mine (bleuScreen +windows error). i tried to figure out
wat to do but unfortunately i have no solution ,,plzzz help me

I received an unexpectedly Windows 7 32 bit Prof. shutdown error:

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033
Extra information about the problem
BCCode: d1
BCP1: A9E832C0
BCP2: 00000002
BCP3: 00000008
BCP4: A9E832C0
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1
Bucket ID: 0xD1_CODE_AV_BAD_IP_idmwfp+c2c0
Server information: 73260222-0392-4e5b-8d76-d9df8a3271e3
Attachment 153636

A:unexpectedly Windows 7 32 bit Prof. shutdown


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I have a computer that keeps getting a bot-infection notice from Comcast.  I know there's a lot of crap notices, but I've also had intermittent shutdown problems that have nothing to do with battery status or power concerns or overheating.
Little help, please?  I haven't run anything except HJT, but here's the HijackThis log.  Any help or suggestion woulc be good.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 12:22:52 PM, on 11/15/2013
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v10.0 (10.00.9200.16736)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel® Smart Connect Technology Agent\ISCTHidMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP SimplePass 2012\TouchControl.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP SimplePass 2012\BioMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Samsung\Kies\External\FirmwareUpdate\KiesPDLR.exe
C:\Users\Sarah\AppData\Local\Amazon Cloud Player\Amazon Music Helper.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Renesas Electronics\USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver\Application\nusb3mon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP QuickWeb\hpqwutils.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP On Screen Display\HPOSD.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP CoolSense\CoolSense.exe
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A:Unexpected shutdown (Windows Shuts Down Unexpectedly)

Oh, and here's the DDS file:
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 10.0.9200.16736  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.40.2
Run by Sarah at 12:37:42 on 2013-11-15
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.6092.3301 [GMT -5:00]
AV: Norton 360 Premier Edition *Enabled/Updated* {63DF5164-9100-186D-2187-8DC619EFD8BF}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Norton 360 Premier Edition *Enabled/Updated* {D8BEB080-B73A-17E3-1B37-B6B462689202}
FW: Norton 360 Premier Edition *Enabled* {5BE4D041-DB6F-1935-0AD8-24F3E73C9FC4}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP SimplePass 2012\TrueSuiteService.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\STacSV64.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k WbioSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\armsvc.exe
C:\P... Read more

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i owned HP Probook 4420s,i used this laptop from  5 years untill now, but one day, i wanted to do a presentation but something worst happened! When i want to turn on my laptop, it was okay, it goes to the desktop. but after a seconds it shuts down unexpectedly every time i turned it on.   I searched google for a cause why my computer keeps shutting down. they always said that my computer is overheating issue and they want me to clean that cooling fan or something, i did it. but after a few weeks, my computer turned off again! i decided to format my entire hard disk because i think that was a virus. I formatted my hard disk and installed a fresh windows 10 pro (before i bought it  was windows 7 pro). after installed a fresh win10 pro, it goes to the setting up step ( which means need to connect to wi-fi or something), but after a few seconds, it keeps shutting off again! i'm so fed up about this situation, i want to do my work. but this issue comes every time i power it on, now i can't get to my desktop because it keeps shutting down. Is there any solution to fix this problem?  i haven't touched any BIOS settings. the broken thing on my laptop: 1)chargers (but i already bought a new one with a correct watts)2) the battery (it's already at 0% because at one day, i forgot to turn off the power supply) Sincerely,Afif Rafiq 

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I've sent a scrn print of the following BSOD problem details.

Mahalo nui for any help

A:WIN7 shutdown unexpectedly with the following file describing the prob

sorry...didn't add the file correctly the 1st time...
did the file get uploaded???

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 hi,i just wanna know if i can to install normal ssd drive and msata card drive in my x230 laptop Many Thanks 

A:x220 and x230 , can i install normal ssd drive and msata card drive in my x230


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I'm looking at purchasing a used X230 laptop from someone and trying to confirm the LCD panel it has.  The description is listed at 2325-DN3 and I can't find any info on that model in any of the reference books.  The Lenovo website shows it with IPS but indicates it's a generic listing. The buyer is a large website so sort of difficult to have them send me the serial #. Any ideas how I can confirm before making the purchase? Thanks!

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My 230X ran Win 10 successfully from Jan 2016 until October 2016 (Build 10586.633).  Since last fall, Windows Update wastes about 1/2 hr every time the unit is booted to try to update to 1511. At this end of this process, the progress screen goes directly from 99% done (downloading, configuring, installing) to "can't finish ... now undoing the changes."  Sometimes an second reboot is needed to log on; sometimes not.  Same thing happens regardless of whether external monitor and/or mouse and/or keyboard are used and regardless of whether the unit is in its docking station.  Same thing happens whether or not I've deleted files in the "software download" folder or run clean-up utilities.  Using the PC is also interrupted by reminders that there are updates to install. Sometimes Windows Update will wait for the restart time I've selected; sometimes not.  Unit has 4 GB RAM, Norton 360 and a GoFlex back up drive. This model is NOT on the list tested for Win 10 1511 or Win 10 1607.  I don't know why, and a TA call to Lenovo gave no help.  I declined the offer of a paid TA session to solve this by reinstalling Win 8. Has any one had this problem? Is there a kill-switch for the automatic Win 10 updates? Other suggestions?  Tx!

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 This test is done from userbenchmark.com. Other benchmark programs give similar results. I am also not happy with the way the drive performs. I have no idea why it performs so badly. Anyone got any idea?

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Hey,lately I noticed that I don't have red light on my x230(inside the thinkpad logo). How is that possible?Regards


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A:Red light on x230

ThinkPad X220/t and X230/t doesn't have LED indicators light on the ThinkPad logo.

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Hello, hopefully someone can help with this, since the issue persists. I am using the USB 3.0 Ultradock, but the 3.0 docks on the x230 are not working properly. Do I need to delete the generic USB 2.0 hubs?  As a sysadmin, I know better, but I am so incredibly angry that Lenovo can't address such a simple issue that I'm willing to try anything at this point.  Next step, of course, is to find a bloatware-free laptop that doesn't require 3 different update wizards (Windows, Lenovo, OEM) to operate, but since it's 2017 that may well be impossible so I'd better solve this problem (again) while I'm searching. My x230 is using the default Windows drivers (dated 2006) and the generic USB 2.1 hub.

A:x230 not using USB 3.0 with DisplayLink

Hello and welcome,
It may help others to help you if you provide some detail as to what you mean by "not working properly".

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Hi,I have a strange problem on my Thinkpad X230 (win7 64 bit, realtek drivers).After installing all drivers from Lenovo support page, everything was working well, then suddenly the sound was gone. No system sounds, no music, no video, nothing. What I tried:- reinstalling the drivers - Realtek High Definition Audio Driver  v., released 2013. 11. 11- uninstalling dolby- uninstall the Lenovo recommended drivers and installing generic ones from Realtek site (version, released 2015.06.18)Every time the same happens: restart system, I have system sounds then after a few minutes the sound is gone.I mean I understand if I have no sound from start, it must be a hw problem or something, but how can something work for a while and be gone after? many thanks.

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Hi all.I have read around a bit and don't personally see any reason neither of these should work, but I've read some reports of people having issues with the Corsair not working and having to return it and the second pair not working. Then the HyperX for some reason mentions all the chips sets around the QM77 which is used in the X230 but not the QM77 itself, which again puts doubt in my mind. Can you confirm if either or both of these RAM kits (2x8GB) would be suitable?http://www.ebuyer.com/370065-corsair-16gb-ddr3-1600mhz-vengeance-laptop-memory-cmsx16gx3m2a1600c10http://www.ebuyer.com/646128-16gb-1600mhz-ddr3l-cl9-sodimm-kit-of-2-1-35v-hyperx-impact-black-hx316l...In case links get blocked because I'm a new user they were:Corsair 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Vengeance Laptop Memory{Kingston} 16GB 1600MHz DDR3L CL9 SODIMM (Kit of 2) 1.35V HyperX Impact Black

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A:X230 RAM compatibility

Is the X230 actually using the QM77 or the HM77 chipset? Today I have seen websites claiming both. HM77 is listed as good for teh HyperX RAM whereas for some reason the QM77 isn't...

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 Hi everyone, I have a question about the RAM in the x230. I bought the base 4gb of RAM with the intention of upgrading it myself later. The stock RAM inside is a Samsung model with this serial: m471b5273dh0-cko However, I cannot find this model RAM to put in another identical stick into the open slot. The closest model available is: http://www.samsung.com/us/computer/memory-storage/MV-3T4G3/US Do you think these two sticks would be compatible? Did anyone else try a different type/model/amount of RAM? My gut feeling is that 8Gb of RAM would be great, and that 16Gb would be overkill. The other option is just to shell out a few more bucks and buy two pieces of matching RAM. I am considering Cruicals and Cosair Vengence RAM. Let me know what you guys think, Thanks, Jah

A:x230 RAM upgrade

hi. if you were to order from Lenovo: http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/LenovoPortal/en_US/catalog.workflow:item.detail?...you'd probably get Samsung, Hynix or Nanya, from my experience. most recently, i got Hynix. price may be higher than other places, though. from what i've read, Crucial is good quality, but Corsair may be hit or miss. cheers.

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I am trying to do a clean install on my good, old Thinkpad X230 which came with 64-bit Windows 7 Professional. For some reason, I was not able to create a bootable media from the recovery partition. In any case, I wanted to avoid the recovery partition as I want a basic, non-bloated, and minimal install. Hence, I downloaded a copy of 64-bit Windows 7 Professional from Microsoft/ digital river website. After performing the checksum, I used Microsoft's USB DVD Download Tool to make a bootable USB on Kingston Flash Voyager (USB 2.0; 8 GB; FAT32). BTW, just for the heck of it, I verified  that it boots on my spare (and even older) Thinkpad X60 -- though it doesn't proceed when it sees that the X60 has a 32-bit microprocessor. The relevant BIOS values and settings are as follows: UEFI BIOS Version G2ET95WW (2.55)
UEFI BIOS Date 2013-July-09
UEFI Secure Boot Off

USB UEFI BIOS Support Enabled

SATA Controller Mode Option AHCI

Security-->Secure Boot
Secure Boot Disabled

Boot Priority
4 ATA HDD0 Hitachi...

Excluded from Boot Priority Order

UEFI/Legacy Boot Both
- UEFI/Legacy Priority Legacy First
- CSM Support Yes I am posting this query after trying a number of suggestions (and solutions) given he... Read more

A:X230 -- Can't boot from USB

Hello and welcome,
Since you used the MS tool, I'll assume you want to boot the flash drive and install in legacy mode.  Try turning off UEFI boot in BIOS if you haven't already.  Probably should set BIOS to defaults first.
If you actually want to to a EUFI install you'll need to prepare the flash drive differently.

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Would adding an SSD to my 4 year old X230 improve performance, or is the BIOS/Motherboard not new enough to make it worth while?

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Hi, I had a broken LCD problem (https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/x230-LCD-with-vertical-black-lines-fixed-by-t...).So I ordered a new screen but the connector is different: the new screen has a 30 pin connector while the old cable (n. 04W1679 from https://support.lenovo.com/it/en/partslookup) is bigger, now I don't know how to find a proper cable.The screen model is M125NWN1 R0.Which cable should I buy? I don't understand how to choose the right one.

A:X230 new LCD cable

Unfortunately, not a cable or connector are the key problem. Your new LCD has another signaling interface eDP, while x230 supports older one LVDS. They aren't compatible even if you'll find the cable with 30 pins connector. There is a way to use eDP LCD if you'll add additional, 3rd party, interface coverter kit, but it's a complicated enough action, needs skills.So, replace new LCD to LGD LP125WH2-SLB3, x230 compatible IPS panel.

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My thinkpad x230 was working on battery yesterday and it turned off. Now, there is no sign of funcionality. No light is on. I plugged, unplogged nothing happens. Power button does not do any thing. I searched online and I found that I can do the trick to remove statick charges by 10 times pushing power bottom and one more for 30 seconnds, but it did not work. Unfortunately it is not under waranty. I appreciate your help. 

A:x230 dead

Hi Mim1234,
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
I am sorry to hear that you are facing the issue with no power on your ThinkPad X230.

Remove the AC adapter, system battery and CMOS (coin) battery (under the palm rest) for about 30 seconds.
Reattach the CMOS battery, palm rest, AC adapter and system battery.
Power your ThinkPad system ON.
If it powers on successfully, then update the BIOS and Embedded Controller code.
If it did not power on successfully, then have the ThinkPad system board (planar) replaced.

Please let us know the findings after performing the above troubleshooting steps.
Hope to hear back soon!
Best regards
Hemanth Kumar.B

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Hi All,  With reference to https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/X230-Laptop-4G-LTE-in-the-UK/m-p/2258754#M681... - trying to find a Lenovo FRU 04W3821 is like trying to find Rocking Horse doodah.... What other options are there for UK based WWAN cards ? i.e. the next best thing ? I'd love to have my x230 be 4G capable, however, I'd settle for a decent, and working 3G.I've got the cables internally - just not the card. I've found one that is being advertised as ... "60Y3255 60Y3279 04W3767" Another as "60Y3297"Another as "04W3786, 60Y3297" - stated as same model.And finally - a " 04W3767" I am not 100% sure about GPS or not - I use Linux, not Windows, so don't know if that would work, I guess, if there is a GPS that works (especially under Linux) then that would be a bonus, not a necessity. TIA K__R  

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Just got two new X230 laptops. Will this model take an mSATA SSD? Is the mSATA slot 6 Gbs or 3Gbs? Any recommendations are appreciated.


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yes it takes the mSATA in the WWAN mPCIe slot under the palmrest. mSATA speed is 3Gbs.

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I bought mSATA SSD to speed up my x230, I planned to install OS and most used programs on SSD and keep HDD as data storage, but I have problems with OS installation (Win10) to SSD and booting ntb from this SSD. Is there some problem (i read somewhere that this mSATA is not bootable what sounds pretty stupid to me)? Is somewhere step-by-step instruction how to install windows on mSATA? Thanks...

A:x230 mSATA - bootable?

It is bootable.  You need to make sure the bootloader is also on it.  First, back up any needed user data.  The easiest way is wipe the mSATA drive or remove all partitions.  Clear the 2.5" drive and  remove it from the machine, and then do an install with the mSATA as the only drive in the machine.  Install the 2.5"drive and it will be a data drive.

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Pls se pic. I need to some advice how to attach this key to my key board without breaking it....

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A:X230 key board key reattach

If none of the little tabs are broken, I think you can hook it on at the bottom (both sides) and press down.

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Hey again, This is my third thread on this topic. So I had an x220 which did not boot anything after a BIOS update and I assumed that the problem will be solved by buying a new laptop (x230) at the nearest shop. So I went and did, I tried my USB drive at the store and it did boot up. The HDD they wanted to sell it with booted up as well, everything like a charm. I came home, and tried my other HDD (from the x220) and while it could see it, the same problem arose. I could not boot up the HDD (even though my main PC can) and now I could not boot up the USB as well. Does anyone have an idea what might be the problem? Is it the HDD, or is it possible that the Thinkpad sees it as bootable but unable to boot? Then why would the USB do not boot up as well? Thanks in advance. Getting really anxious about all this.

A:x220 and x230 not booting at all

Mods, please close this. The problem was bad memory, one of the newly purchased ones were corrupted for some reason. Still showed up in the BIOS and the diagnostics did not find anything. In the x220 the system got bricked as well, so that was mostly a goner. The main thing was the memory, it simply did not boot with a bad memory even though there was usable, good memory. Thanks for everyone who helped me out. Cheers,John

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Hello Experts, I have a X230  which has been serving me reliably during my African travels. Sometimes it lost power suddenly, but it was manageable.Since last week, however, it doesn't power on. Actually sometimes it does, a hard reset (pressing the power button for 30sec without the battery) helped a few times, but inconsistently. The notebook loses power in sleeping mode and I cannot turn it on, nor can I charge the battery: the LEDs don't even blink. When I am lucky, it will turn on another day and I can use it as long as it is awake. When I am unlucky I just keep pressing the power button with no results. Updating the BIOS also did not help. Since the notebook still has a warranty for 38 days, I took it to Lenovo Service Center in Lusaka, Zambia. They attributed the problem to faulty fan and overheating. Cleaned the fan but that didn't help. Unfortunately my situation does not allow me to wait two weeks for a new fan, also I am not certain it would help me turning the notebook on. I am now travelling to Malawi and Tanzania. I would very much appreciate an advice if it is possible to fix it, I have a small toolkit with me. If there's no other option than another service center, please advise whether it is possible to pre-order parts to another country. Please also let me know if you happen to now a magician/technician in these countries who could fix the issue. Many thanks in advance for your advice and opinion. 

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I just received my X230 in the mail and while overall its a fantastic machine, light, capable, wonderful keyboard, sturdy, the trackpad is absolutely atrocious and I'm not sure if it's supposed to be (since many reviewers have been singing its praises). When UltraNav or generic Synaptic drivers are installed, the accuracy/resolution of the trackpad is absolutely dismal. If I slowly drag my finger across it, the cursor moves in 5-7 px "blocks," resulting in horrificully low resolution, chunky movement. It makes clicking on ANYTHING accurately nigh impossible. If I uninstall all Synaptic drivers (including UltraNav), the resolution is better (moves more in 1-2 px blocks) however the trackpad is exceedingly sensitive and touching it causes erratic movement (although you can see that it is more finite than before). What exactly is wrong here? It worked just awful out o fthe box. Am I going crazy or is this the way the X230 actually is and Lenovo messed this thing up? For reference, I've used Apple laptops for the past 5 years and am very used to having a large, smooth, accurate and fast glass trackpad. This is world's apart. The TrackPoint is accurate but its movement is too slow and laborous for me to enjoy. Please advise...

A:There has got to be something wrong with my X230 touchpad

I have the same problem! It jumps all over and makes me miss my t61. I have been changing every setting I can find without success.

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Pls se pic. I need to some advice how to attach this key to my key board without breaking it....

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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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Hi there, I've just purchased a X230 from a friend. I had not noticed the moment I took it, but the wifi LED is not working on my laptop.The wifi is working well but not the led. My X230 is working under Debian/GNU Linux, but it does not work with Windows too. I have tried to install a WWAN module from a X220 and got the Unauthorized network card error. Maybe something went wrong at that moment I don't know. I have just updated the BIOS to the 2.62 version but no change. Any idea ?

A:[X230] Wifi led is not working

Please notice that x230's wireless network status LED indicator is combined to one which is different from older ThinkPads. There's only one indicator looks like a WIFI icon for all wireless communications - WLAN/WWAN/Bluetooth/WiMAX, which means any one of them is on, the indicator is on, and all of them are shutdown, the indicator becomes off. So, if you are familiar with older ThinkPads, you may be confused.  

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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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I am looking for a speaker system under $50, and was looking at two different sets. The logitech X230 and X240. I noticed that the X230 has a more powerful subwoofer and satellite rating. The X240 is more expensive, but IS that because of better sound or just the ipod dock? I have an ipod so that would be helpful, but I definately don't want to sacrifice any sound quality.

A:Solved: X230 vs. X240

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Any clue if motherboard x230i fits into x230?

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A:x230 Last update stops at 91%

What is your machine type and model and current OS?Please locate c\programdata\Lenovo\SystemUpdate\logs folder..zip this folder and attach in a post reply.

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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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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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