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X230 Wifi cutting out

Q: X230 Wifi cutting out

Hi, I have an X230 running windows 10 64 bit. I have a problem where the wifi stops working randomly and the only solution seems to be restarting the computer. I have seen many similar forum posts regarding various lenovo models and I have tried the suggested solutions including updating the driver and turning off the power managment's ability to shut off the wifi module. None of them have seemed to work. It appears that there are newer drivers available but windows insists that it has the newest and best driver and even if I uninstall and delete the older drivers, windows defaults back to them.I switched out the wifi module with a newer, supposedly oem module which is on the lenovo whitelist for this model (intel ultimate-n 6300agn) and I have the same behaviour. Thanks

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Preferred Solution: X230 Wifi cutting out

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)


Description of problem: at some point when playing audio, sound will cut out. The levels will still be moving on the mixer, but no sound will come through the speakers or sound jack. It seems that soon after I've closed all sound-producing applications, sound returns. I am 50-75% sure that this is strictly a sound jack issue, as I don't remember being able to reproduce the issue without the sound jack being active when the audio drops out. Frequently, bumping my headphones' cord seems to cause the problem, but other times, the problem seems to happen on a click, a loud sound, or seemingly nothing at all.

I am unsure of how to reliably reproduce the problem, so it is difficult to diagnose whether or not the problem can be reproduced when the sound jack is not active. This isn't common use for me...

Origin: Appeared mid-October, around the same time I had upgraded to the newest drivers (where the old ones were from earlier than May 2013). All were downloaded through the Lenovo website and/or Lenovo's System Update utility, with the exception of the Intel graphics drivers, which were downloaded through the Intel website. At this point, I was running Windows 8, not Windows 8.1. I installed Windows 8.1 recently, and the problem remains.

What I've tried: disabling drivers, reinstalling drivers, disabling sound effects, disabling audio application overrides...

What I haven't tried: rolling back drivers (being honest, I have a bit of trouble believing that this is strictly ... Read more

A:Lenovo x230, Windows 8 and 8.1: Sound Cutting Out

Update: The problem has been reproduced without the headphone jack being active.

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This has only happened recently
My Internet shows 2 bars before it cuts out then goes off
Sometimes i can connect back to it but mostly i have to reset my router. I tried it out on other devices such as my PS3 where i download an update, it will still cut out at random times. I've never had this problem before maybe it could be something i downloaded??

I have a Belkin Wireless G router

I also tried updating the firmware but that didn't do anything

Help please!

A:WiFi keeps cutting out!

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Last night my wifi on my laptop started cutting out. I'll be watching a video, browsing social media, writing, playing a game, or anything on my laptop and all of a sudden I'll be disconnected from my wifi. I can easily reconnect but then I'll disconnect again after anywhere between what seems to be 10-30 minutes. My drivers are all up to date. I've never had this problem before. Does anyone have any idea as to what might be going on?

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Hi I'm experiencing a problem with the WIFI in a Lenovo X230 with windows 10, it is always turned off I canīt turn it ON I reinstall windows or drivers butis the same problem somebody knows how can we fix it? thanks in advance regards   

A:WIFI always off, Lenvo X230

Is it disabled in the BIOS (under security/I-O port access)?
Is the hardware switch on (on the left side, near the front)

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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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Hi guys - newbie here. I upgraded to Windows 10 recently, and I'm having a problem with my wifi.

The signal isn't very strong in my room, and since upgrading, my laptop connects to the wifi for maybe a maximum of ten seconds before cutting out and searching for the network again. This process repeats and repeats, making it near impossible to do anything with the internet.

Now, when I go to the living room (this is where the router is, and where I am right now), the wifi stays connected just fine. I've read somewhere that Windows 10 has a higher 'threshold' for wifi connections (i.e. if the signal is weak, it will automatically disconnect). This didn't happen when I was using Windows 8 (even if the connection was often slow, it didn't disconnect).

So what can I do to continue using the wifi from my room? Is there any way to lower or remove this 'threshold' so Windows 10 doesn't keep automatically disconnecting from the wifi? (I've already tried the 'allow the computer to turn off this device to save power' trick, which didn't work.)

This is a frustrating problem, I don't want to have to downgrade to Windows 8 again. Thank you so much in advance!

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So, I recently have been having trouble with my wifi connection. I'll randomly be using my computer, and the wifi will randomly cut out. As soon as I disconnect and reconnect from the network, though, it's fine. It's really frustrating and inconvenient having to stop what I'm doing and do that multiple times per minute. Also, my family won't call our provider because none of them are experiencing issues. I've restarted both my computer and the router several times.

A:Wifi won't stop cutting out

Hello and welcome to TSG!!

Can you provide a little information about the computer? Make/model, age, etc.

It could be that the wireless network adapter is going south, especially since the other devices in the family seem to be working. Are any of them computers?

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Hello everyone,

I am using a Fujitsu lifebook LH531 on Windows 7. I used to live in a boarding school so now I am at home for the holidays and I found out that my wifi connection at home is cutting out abnormally, however, my phone (an LG Optimus Black) can perfectly maintain a connection with the router. This happens in my room mostly, and is rather irritating so I would appreciate any help! Thank you!

The laptop comes with an Atheros AR5B195 adapter, and the router in question is a TP-link TL-WR1043ND (version 1.9).

It might also help if I mention that my laptop crashed before and I got a technician to reinstall windows. He also selected some drivers and reinstalled them. This might be the cause of the disconnecting behaviour but I failed to find any new drivers or firmware for my devices.

Again, I'd really appreciate any and all help! I'm quite bothered by the fact that my computer can't receive a stable signal while my phone can and hopefully I can fix that (preferably without spending money as this is a fairly new router that my family bought) with your help!

I'd be happy to provide any extra information or specs, but I don't know where to start because this is a fairly new side of windows to me. Sorry!

Thank you in advance,

A:Wifi disconnecting and cutting out

Hi Kyrios, Please check if the router firmware is up to date. Please update the same. Try to connect your laptop directly with the router and check if the connection is intermittent. Mobiles and routers mostly use the same frequencies. So, the connection between them can be flawless.

Many wireless items have a pre-established default channel of six. If you notice a lot of interference with your Wi-Fi connection, changing the channel away from six may solve the problem. However, make sure that all of the wireless devices that are on that same network are also using the same channel. Another thing to keep in mind is that some Wi-Fi channels can overlap with one another. If you keep your channels as far apart as possible, there will be much less of a chance of overlap and interference.

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Am running a Dell 6000 laptop running Win XP, wifi connection cuts out 20 times a day. Can only regain connection by disconnecting and re-signing into network using password. Network has WPA2 security, using a new Thomson 585v8 router.
The router is not the problem as my Android phone wifi always continues to work while the computer connection has cut out.
Have already tried re-starting computer and using the Go-back Win XP feature.

Seems to be a computer related problem -- Any ideas on how to diagnose this?

A:Solved: wifi cutting out problem

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Hi all I have Hp Pavilion 15 PC Notebook Laptop windows 10 Operating system 64 bit and 4 gigs of memory.

I am on my uncles network and last week he was having problems with his router but we got it fixed. His computer seems to be working great! My wifi keeps cutting in and out constantly. In the past hp had major problems with wifi cards went through three of their laptops until the fourth one came along and it has been working great until now.

I have tried uninstalling then reinstalling the card adapter. I tried updating drivers. I also went into the CMD and typing netsh ip resetting ect. So far noting has worked.

Is there a way to find out of it is the wifi card or not? I could use some help on this.

Thanks so much.

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I've been having some problems recently with my HP Stream 11 (11-d007na). About 30 minutes after first turning on the machine, the wifi and bluetooth cut out, requiring a restart. Even worse, some of the time when the wifi cuts out, the system (Windows 10, upgraded from the original Windows 8.1) completely locks up - including the mouse pointer - requiring a hard power down. I'm assuming I have a problem with the wifi/bluetooth hardware module. I bought the laptop from PC World on the 31st of January 2015, so I'm out of warranty with PC World, and it appears HP only give a standard 1 year warranty? Is it easy to access the wifi module? Would it be worth me opening up the laptop to take out and re-seat the module? I'll try disabling the built-in wifi and using a USB dongle to see if it corrects the issue. If it needs replacing, is the module a standard module, or specific to this laptop? Any advice appreciated.

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I been having wifi problems since i bought this laptop and that's a month ago. What happens is when i connect to my wifi it keeps dropping out if i change possition. Or sometimes works perfectly for few seconds and second time i go the the same spot it works pretty bad...
When i used it at my gf house wifi was stable but idk why... i have the same amout of bars (wifi signal) as at home .

What happens is i have like 3 bars then it will pop to 5 bars and wifi will stop working..

When i ping my rounter i see request time out after 4-5 the wifi just drops out and i need to click reconnect...
It's annoying becouse of skype calls drops when you have those timeouts more then 2 or 3.

Help me you guys are last hope... tryed 5 forums 0 replays

if oyu need any info just ask i will provide


Are you sure you are connecting to her wifi access point, and not someone else's that is open? You can look at signal quality, by opening a Command window and type in the following command: netsh wlan show all

Look for the SSID you are connecting to. If the -db is higher than 65, it is a poor signal. Also what channel her Access Point is on, matters. If it is on a congested channel, that can also cause problems. If channels 1 & 5 are less congested, set her Wifi access point to either of those channels.

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I had problems with the old wifi card on my x230 so I decided to change it. The new model is a Intel Centrino N 6205, white-listed in the BIOS and compatible with the system. I did follow all the steps as described in the hardware maintenance manual, reassembled the whole thing and when I tried to start it again, nothing happened. The power light briefly flashes but that's it. I tried reinstalling the old card (no effect), pressing the power button for 30 seconds and unplugging the CMOS battery (no effect). What is wrong here?

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After recent Windows updates for 8.1 64 Bit version, Wifi is always moving 'Limited' mode or sometimes it does not detect any accesspoints at all(though same wifi acesspoints exists). I have tried the following so far 1. Reinstall Drivers from lenovo support site - No sucess.2. winsock reset - No sucess.3. Installed all available Windows patches This issue is very much limiting my ability to use the Laptop,have to use Ethernet cable.Anyone suggest any solution for this problem? 

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6402P CPU @ 2.80GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 94 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8112 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960, -1 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 111 GB (5 GB Free); I: 931 GB (887 GB Free);
Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., H170-PRO
Antivirus: Avast Antivirus, Enabled and Updated

So starting about yesterday Ive been unable to play overwatch and league of legends. Also my internet has been cutting in and out with unreliable download speeds. I have run virus scans and malware scans and also tried a vpn but all were unsuccessful. The other computers in the household do not have this problem so I know it is something with my computer. I don't know what other information to provide but if specified I will do so.

I also have a wifi usb thing (sorry don't know the name) that controls my wifi access point, but this has never been a problem in the past.

Any help is appreciated.


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So recently my computer has been having some issues with the wifi. Every 1 hour or so, the wifi stops working until I disconnect my connection with my router, and then reconnect it.
I have little ideas as to what is causing it. I recently added some VPN's and deleted them from my computer, but currently use one sometimes. I feel like they might have messed something up with my wifi.
It is NOT my router because I can surf on the web with my phone and tablet during this stuff goes on.
I am trying to think of it might be either my wifi adapter, or some program on my windows 7 computer that is causing this? Any steps I can take to figure this out?
Thanks for reading!

A:Win7 Wifi cutting off in intervals? Whats going on?

Is this wifi adapter a dongle type?
What is the make and model?
I know your router is working with other devices, but there could be a problem with interface between the router and the adapter.
Can you try the adapter in another computer?

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I hope this is the right area for this issue, since Googling around for this seemed to yield very little relevant information.

So my dad has a desktop that he's built himself with various parts that he bought himself, and it's currently wired to the modem (I think it's one of those router/modem hybrids, not too sure) via ethernet cable for... well, best results and consistency. He never bothered to mess with the settings, so it automatically enters sleep and then hibernation, which is probably normal for newer computers/laptops to do if you haven't touched the settings, right?

Getting onto the actual issue here, the computer itself will periodically exit out of hibernation automatically (which I assume is normal? If not, please let me know), and that's where the issue is--every time that it does so, my brother's and mom's laptops will suddenly lose connection to the wifi that we have set up (indicated with that yellow triangle above the wifi icon on the taskbar) and will stay that way for several minutes, or until the computer has fully booted out of hibernation.

I've been observing this for about one to two months now, with it always consistently happening each time that the computer would exit hibernation. I've checked with my mom and brother to see that it isn't some kind of virus or malware, to which they denied (think super-paranoid type that avoids anything even remotely suspicious), so I can only look at the computer being the culprit.

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A:Desktop computer cutting off wifi when exiting hibernation

Some devices have a bad issue with waking up after the OS comes back up. The Hibernation issue dates back to Windows XP SP3 when it actually started.

Unless the device manufacturer has an updated driver that fixes the issue of the device not going back online when coming out of Hibernate. The only solution is to place the computer into Sleep mode or just power down.

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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 have an X230 i5 processor with a 1 TB SSD and I recently picked up a X230 with a i7 processor and a much smaller hard disk.  Can I just swap my big SSD into the new X230 (moving that version of Windows 7 Pro) and then install the smaller hard disk (with its version of Windows 7 Pro) into the i5 machine. (Will be swapping the memory so the i7 has the 16 GB and the i5 has 8 GB).  I know that if they were completely different computers this would not work, but since both are X230 will it work?  I'd rather not have to restall all the programs if I can avoid it!

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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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recently i was having major computer issues on my desktop, i did a full restore to factory settings and after doing a few windows updates i found that my network adaptor was not finding any signals. it does not show up in the change adaptor settings page or in the device manager page. when i troubleshoot my internet connection it says an ethernet cable is not properly plugged in. I have a desktop computer but it definately has a wireless network card. i used to get windows updates for it and it just stopped working one day. when i look in the BIOS the only option related to booting a network card is B03 D00 Yukon PXE. no matter when i boot it i still dont get wireless signals. when i go into the boot menu and try to boot this device it says " PXE E61: media test failure please check cable" i have opened the tower and the card is securely in its slot. i thought i would workaround by getting a usb wifi card. I installed it and connected to the internet and it alternated between having a connection to the internet and being connected to the network but not the internet. even when it is connected to the internet i cannot reach any web pages. my dropbox desktop files update very slowly (7kb/s). when i am connected with the usb card the network stops working for everyone else in the house. they can no longer reach web pages or continue downloads. please help.

gateway DX4300
AMD Phenom II X4 810 processor 2.60 GHz
windows 7 home premium

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A:wifi adaptor not recognized, usb wifi hogging wifi resources

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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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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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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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HelloPlease help meI just plane to buy x230. Model 23243Q3Local shop tell me that this model have IPS but on some sites i see that 23243Q3 have TNHow o known what 230 has IPS and what TN Thanks

A:Lenovo x230. Ips or Tn. How to known?

Hi, Makc_by, and welcomex230 laptop with MTM 23243Q3 has TN panel:FRU 93P5669 - 12.5HD TN, Samsung LTN125AT01.Its possible substitutions, TN also:FRU 93P5671 - AUO B125XW01 V0FRU 93P5673 - LG LP125WH2-TLB1Do not trust the 3rd party stores in terms of laptop specifications.

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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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On x230 model with windows 10 1703, the windows hello is not avaialable. the Biometrics device that we have is TouchChip Fingerprint Coprocessor (WBF advanced mode). Verified the BIOS and everything is good. Used Lenovo System update as well, but there is nothing that is shows as missing.

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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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 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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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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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
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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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Hello,I recently by a Lenovo X230 from local dealer , but unfortunately with comutrace activated. I have concern that this canbe hacked and used for cyber atack or to obtain my personal data. I would like to disable this option , without need to install any custom BIOS. This is a  potential hacker targets because this computrace mechanism was already demonstrated to be vulnerable to attack. Thanks in advance

A:X230 Computrace

I am assuming the laptop is not flagged as stolen.  You can contact Absolute Software by email and ask that you want the machine "flagged for delete in their database" and the Computrace agent removed.  They will require some sort of receipt from when you bought it from the previous owner.  They also want the model and serial from the sticker on the back, plus, most important, the system board serial which you can get from the BIOS screen.  The systemboard serial is the key into their database.  They will then contact their registered owner and ask him if he or she will release the machine.  They will not remove the agent unless their registered owner agrees, even if the registered owner no longer is paying the license fee.

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Hi everyone!! Recently I upgraded my Lenovo ThinkPad x230 with new SSD and another 4GB of RAM! Check out the performance bost! Video - Lenovo ThinkPad x230 - SSD and RAM Upgrade! I also attached Excel file so you can see the tests! Give me your feedback, did you upgrade your x230?  

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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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I have a brand new x230 thinkpad that blue screens anytime windows is shutdown or restarted.The error isSYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTIONSTOP 0X0000003B I've applied all windows updates and all lenova updates including power managment tools. 


Please look at the Microsoft link below about an IEEE 1394 issue http://support.microsoft.com/kb/980932 Also another post implicated the video driver. If this is truly a brand new system, consider doing a full reimage back to factory specs and check. I had an X230 which had an number of "stopped working" errors (Lenovo, Microsoft and Apple to blame for that), but never a blue screen. ... JDH 

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I was wondering how much of a headache will the X230 be to get rid of the whitelist, where I live its actually illegal I have seen some posts using a raspberry pi to reprogram the BIOS which seems to be a real pain in the butt, so what if I want to install an 802.11ac card, **bleep** so how fast is the mSATA on the X230, same as the X220 at SATA 300 MB/s or its it the faster 600 MB/s? I know the CPU can see 32GB of memory but I have not seen any 16GB memory sticks USB 3 is one of the improvements I like as my X220 had issues with my USB 3.0 express card

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Hi all,I am considering buying this monitor: https://displaysolutions.samsung.com/business-monitor/detail/1287/C43J89 and wanted to use my work provided x230. I know I wont be able to have the max resolution of 3,840 x 1,200, however do you think i could use one of the docks (i.e. ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3) and use the Display ports to connect to two of the inputs (one USB-C up and one Display Port)? So effectively giving 2 x (1920 x 1200) ThanksDom

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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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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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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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Just sourced an X230 Factory rebuild. Card reader and USB3 ports don't appear to work (16GB SD card and 32GB USB memory stick). Also TVSU won't install, but I think their drivers are up to date.What am I doing wrong, have I overlooked something?

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this is what come up when i clicked on the link it gives when it keeps cutting off any help would be brilliant please many thanks .Last diagnostic run time: 11/17/07 19:38:43 Network Adapter Diagnostic
Network location detection

info Using home Internet connection
Network adapter identification

info Network connection: Name=Local Area Connection, Device=Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC, MediaType=LAN, SubMediaType=LAN
info Network connection: Name=1394 Connection, Device=1394 Net Adapter, MediaType=LAN, SubMediaType=1394
info Network connection: Name=Bluetooth Network, Device=Bluetooth LAN Access Server Driver, MediaType=LAN, SubMediaType=LAN
info Network connection: Name=Dial-up Connection, Device=Smart Link 56K Modem, MediaType=PHONE, SubMediaType=NONE
info Network connection: Name=Internet Connection, Device=Internet Connection, MediaType=SHARED ACCESS HOST LAN, SubMediaType=NONE
warn This machine has more than one Ethernet or more than one Wireless adapter
info Redirecting user to support call

HTTP, HTTPS, FTP Diagnostic
HTTP, HTTPS, FTP connectivity

warn FTP (Passive): Error 12007 connecting to ftp.microsoft.com: The server name or address could not be resolved
warn HTTP: Error 12007 connecting to www.microsoft.com: The server name or address could not be resolved
warn FTP (Active): Error 12007 connecting to ftp.microsoft.com: The server name or address could not be resolved
warn HTTPS: Error 12007 connecting to www.microsoft.com: The s... Read more

A:pc keeps cutting off

bumpety bump please someone must no what all this googledy gumf means

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So I have been having this problem for a little over half a year now. I got wireless broadband internet from a local company called cruzio about 4 years ago. Never had I had this problem until now. I will be playing video games which use a great deal of bandwidth, or even sometimes when im streaming movies. The internet will stop working, leading me to have to either repair the connection 10 times, or reset the router. This can be extremely frustrating as anytime I need to stream something I usually have to start it all over again. I used to have a netgear router, got frustrated and went with an AirPort Extreme, only to find I had the same problem. I have called my wireless broadband provider multiple times, they tried changing channels on the router to not interfere with my print server.
This only seems to happen when im streaming movies or playing video games, things that use a lot of bandwidth. Simple web surfing never seems to be a problem. I am completely stumped, I have read forum post upon forum post looking for an answer and have yet to find a solution. And it is not just my computer that has the problem. I have a macbook, and a desktop pc and they both will stop working when this crash occurs.
please help me!

A:Net cutting out

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Ok I just installed Windows 7 Ultimate yesterday and the only problem I'm having is my mic keeps saying "Currently unavailable". And no matter what I do I can't get it to work. It did work briefly yesterday but not since. Installed the 7 compatible sound card driver. Any Ideas?

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