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X250 Can't Upgrade to Windows 10

Q: X250 Can't Upgrade to Windows 10

Hi all,I had a problem when upgrading my Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 due to Intel(R) HD Graphics 5500.I have been using the latest version of the graphic card, and I don't think it help. Notification? Can u give the solution for this case? Because I think this Laptop is good enough to run Windows 10.Even the notebook with the lower spec can run and install it without any problem. Thanks

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I have X250 (Windows 7) with HD TN (non IPS) display and would ike to upgrade it to FHD IPS.Please advice me if it worth to do as I dodn't  have expiriene of using FHD resolution on 12,5'' screen size.How text is readable?How text is sharp? in comparison to HD TN that I have at this moment.Will I loose warranty if I replace te screen in local PC repair service?Thank you for your time and  advice.











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A:Upgrade HD TN to FHD IPS for X250 (Windows 7). Adv...

Hello,
 
I'm not a Lenovo employee, so cannot answer some of your questions exactly, but let me try to answer as a fellow X250 user who went from an HD IPS (1366768) to FHD IPS (19201080) panel about nine hours ago.
 

When the display panel was switched out, the display scaling changed from 100% to 125%.  Plenty of applications handle the new scaling just fine, but some of older ones looked blurry as a result of how fonts are scaled up in them.  Switching to 100% display scaling solved this and the apps now display crisp, if somewhat small, text.
Text is much sharper on the FHD display than the HD display, which is sort of expected given the new screen has nearly twice as many pixels as the old one.  Both screens I had were IPS, though, so I cannot make a direct comparison between TN and IPS.
I would suggest getting the screen installed by a Lenovo authorized service center.  According to this page, the contact information for Lenovo Ireland Sales and Customer Support is+353(01) 6535 568, and hours are from Monday - Friday 9am - 5.30pm GMT

One thing I've noticed is that the new screen seems a lot brighter than the old one.  Again, not sure how this compares with TN versus IPS screens, but just something to be aware of.
 
Regards,
 
Aryeh Goretsky
 

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Hi All, I just bought a second-handed X250 with below specification:Processor intel core i7 5600U 2.6 GHzRAM 8GBHDD 500GBSSD 16GB for recovery and express cacheVGA Intel HD Graphic 5500Windows 7 Professional 64bit (the laptop restored to factory setting when I bought it) Would like to know your suggestion on what to do in the first place to get this laptop up and running smoothly.. Do i need to do Windows update / Lenovo apps update / etc? My first plan is to upgrade the windows boot disk to SSD without needing to do fresh windows installation because I don't have any windows installer. I'm only able to restore windows from ThinkVantage sysem restore to factoy setting. I have bought 256GB M.2 2242 SSD and planned to install it on M.2 slot next to WiFi card. I have tried to find tutorial on how to do this, the hardware installation seems pretty straight forward but I found various tutorial and apps recommended to do the Disk clone from current HDD to the SSD. Any recommendation which free software that I shoud use? Lastly, I still wondering if I change the boot device to the new SSD, confirming the windows boot up properly and then formating the original 500GB HDD which I intent to use it as a data storage only, Will all Lenovo Apps including the system restore/thinkvantage still working fine if I did that? Also I read some member mentioning about disabling express cache, anyone... Read more

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Hi, I have x250 (MTM20CLS7HU00) and looking to upgrade from the 720p to 1080p, now what I see on lenovo website that my laptop lcd panel supports these models: Mfg part#04X032404X032504X043300HN889 and I assume all of them are HD only, any idea if 00HM745 OR 00HN899 would work instead of 04X0324 which is currently installed ? Also where can I buy genuine one from Lenovo instead from 3rd party sites, as mine still in warranty and afraid that I might lose it. Thanks a lot,

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I am looking to upgrade my X250 to improve performance. I am not a gamer, don't need lightning speed, so I figure almost any type SSD will do. My Intel I7 chip will support 16GB memory, so I will be doing that as well. I have a couple of questions I don't see answered. If I install a 256-500GB M2.SSD for the bootable drive, can I use the currently installed HDD as a D: drive? I did see I need to remove Express Cache if I use the M2.SSD slot for my bootable drive. Anyone doing this and what do I need to do in Disk Management to define the two drives? I think I can do a MS system backup of my HDD before either installing the M2.SSD or the internal SSD, and do a system recovery to restore Windows to the new drive. If that won't work, what do I need to do? Do I need to format the SSD before doing the recovery? If I decide to to low tech and just replace my HDD with an SSD, is there any reason to retain the M2.SSD? It is mainly to improve disk performance, and with an SSD instead of an HDD, it seems like wasted overhead. I have used fast startup, and I see no difference in startup time. Seems like a waste of effort. I don't think the Lenovo recovery partition on my X250 is of any use after upgrading to Windows 10. After I get the SSD installed and working, I plan to do a fresh install (not reinstall) of Windows 10 Pro, and format the SSD during the install. This should get rid of any unused partitions and make maximum spae available for my C: dri... Read more

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Sorry I've searched through the forum... Anyone know if I can upgrade the wireless network card for the x250? Looking for one with AC...  Thanks

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Hello, I have a Lenovo ThinkPad X250 Laptop.Configuration is following: Processor: Intel Core i5-4300U Processor(i5-4300U) 1.90 GHz, Memory: 8GB, Operating System: Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 64-bit I trying to upgrade RAM with 16gb module. I updated bios with latest version (1.27) , i mounted 16gb ram, but it doesn't work. Laptop doesn't start, HD seems to start buf turns off after a few seconds. No problem reinstalling 8gb ram. Can you help me? I have to install other update?16gb ram is a Crucial DDR3L - 1600 SODIMM 1.35V CL11 (CT204864F160B) Thanks in advance. Lucia

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Hi Support, My Lenovo is ThinkPad X250. Using Win7 before.After upgrade from Win7 to Win10, Fn8 became Windows' Action Center - AirPlane mode.How to change it back to Lenovo's "Change Power Setting of Wireless Radios"? Thanks

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Hi, I have been able to get my hands on a Lenovo ThinkPad X250 - Type 20CM (20CMS02B00) with Intel Core i3-4030U and 4.0GB RAM. The thing is I am looking into upgrade options for this ThinkPad X250 but I am having difficulties to find what type of options I have?1) It has 4 GB RAM but can I extend it and what type of memory should I use?2) What type of interface is the HDD and can I upgrade to a larger SSD for example?Appreciate all help,Regards Fred

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Hi Support, My Lenovo is ThinkPad X250. Using Win7 before.After upgrade from Win7 to Win10, Fn8 became Windows' Action Center - AirPlane mode.How to change it back to Lenovo's "Change Power Setting of Wireless Radios"? Thanks

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Hi, In Oct 2018, I upgrade BIOS on my x250 Thinkpad to version 1.33 as suggested by Lenovo but have since regretted this move. My trackpad, trackpoint (the little red thing), keyboard and speakers have not worked since then. OS is running Win7 64-bit. Upon boot-up, the keyboard works for a few keystrokes at the password field, and then DIED! Sometimes it lets me past the login phase and when I edit a document, it dies after a few sentences. The trackpad and trackpoint was working before the BIOS update. The speakers do not work now but earphones are ok, so my soundcard is probably still intact. It has brought a great deal of inconvenience of late, and the X250 laptop is now almost useless. I am using an external keyboard and mouse to circumvent the issue. Probably the internal drivers have been over-written or corrupted. Any way to salvage my X250? How to rollback the 1.33 BIOS and revert to a working version without more devices failing. Appreciate the support. Many thanks!

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I have a Lenovo X250 with Windows 8 and want to install a clean version of Windows 7 on it without the Lenovo bloatware, am I able to downgrade to Windows 7 from 8 or can I install Windows 7 from disk without having to purchase Windows 7, I have a set of lenovo windows 7 recovery disks but you can't install the OS without the extra software, I know I can install it and remove the software but I don't want it there in the first place just a nice clean Windows 7 install. Cheers

A:X250 installing Windows 7

Hi Ace_Rimmer,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
The recovery media which you are having is same MTM (Machine Type Model) of ThinkPad X250 then you can use it. If it is different MTM then it may not go with your model X250.
 
Note: request you to perform recovery media for your Windows 8 OS and then do the required changes for your HDD.
 
Hope this helps.
 
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar




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I've installed w10 Creators Update on my Thinkpad X250 CL20 and I downloaded the Power Manager from this site http://support.lenovo.com/it/it/downloads/migr-4gxpeg. I installed it, but it not works. I tried to download Power Manager for W7/Vista from this site http://support.lenovo.com/it/it/downloads/ds014924 but it does not install (see attachment). I tried with compatibility W7 and Vista without success.Any suggeriments?Thanks


























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A:Power Manager X250 Windows 10

Power manager is not supported on win 10.  Power manager driver is supported.Download Lenovo settings from the windows store. Also download Lenovo Companion.

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After reset the laptop at factory settings, windows update does not get any updates. Run Microsoft Fix Tool = Error Message 0x80080005. 've tried all solutions suggested in Microsoft Support Wep Page, and it didn't work. I even reset the machine agin to factory settings, and stil same resuts.Any suggestions?

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I installed a fresh install of Windows 7 and loaded all the drivers from the Lenovo support website. They all installed like normal except the Intel Wireless driver. It says install complete and I reboot and the exclamation point is still there in the device manager. Why is this the only driver to do this. I have also tried it on a second machine fresh out of the box and get the same results. 

A:X250 with a fresh Windows 7 install wireless drive...

Good day and welcome to the community.
 
Could you confirm/post the Hardware ID (found in Device Manager) of the item with the yellow bang?
 
Regards.

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I have looked long and hard at other peoples' solutions to this problem to no success. I have tried:-installing latest Intel HD 5500 driver from Lenovo site.-installing latest beta driver from Intel-enabllng the Generic PnP Display-Several registry hacks that claimed to work (I reverted back after they failed to do anything) My question is, when will the display driver support brightness settings again, or is there an older version that works that I can download? I can't "roll-back" my display driver, as the current one was the first I used. Using the default Microsoft VGA driver is a non-starter. I need proper resolution. If anyone can help, I would appreciate it. I feel like I have tried every solution on the internet, and perhaps the only solution for me is a different driver, possibly. Or one that doesn't exist yet.

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Lenovo X250 - After installation of kb4467691 unable to boot ( Windows 10 build 1607) got stuck in Lenovo screen .  

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windows 10 enterprise x64 fall creators update (build 16299.15) has following problems:- build-in ethernet (intel i218-lm (3) ) shows no connection in os and no network (cable is present and nic leds are active).- wireless adapter (intel dual band wireless-ac 7265) does not see wireless networks.- audio device is absent. in device manager only high definition audio controller [pci bus 0, device 27] has problem (device cannot start. code 10).all these happened after installing build 16299.15 on top of latest regular win10ent x64 version, also this is happened on clean install of insider preview build 16296 from iso and upgrading to build 16299.15.i tested build 16299.15 with default drivers from ms windows update, i did install all drivers from lenovo site with system update tool. nothing helps.there is one solution for wired lan - after installing full set of intel's drivers, running diagnostic on network adapter fix connection problem until next reboot.P.S. BIOS, Drivers, Updates, Dance with tambourine - all was done. I'm a sysadmin in our office, if anybody asks.

A:Thinkpad X250: No LAN, No Wireless, No Audio after Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (16299.15)

Hi Voljka,For company or production environment, Windows Insider Preview / Release Preview builds is not recommended, as the drivers may not be ready for all types of hardware.  I would suggest you revert back to Windows 10 RS3 (15063), and wait until it is ready and show up in the Windows Update.
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After installing Windows Fall creators update 1709 my Sierra EM7345 almost doesn't work. When I establish the connection everything works fine, but only for 15-30 seconds, then connection goes away. Ping 8.8.8.8 starts throwing error: General failure. I tried installing newest driver from lenovo support, but situation hasn't changed. Driver properties screenshot attached. 


























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Windows Vista x86 and Windows 7 x86 users in Catch 22 situation trying to restore systems!
During Factory Restore of Vista x86, upgrade of Vista x86 to Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1, or install of Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1 and validating install online, Windows Update fails after mandated update.
Unable to manually download requisite updates due to "Browser our of date" error from Microsoft Support website!
Downloads only available from Support.Microsoft.com website

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Hello all, I have both model's (X250/X260) I would like to know if the LCD panels are interchangable? As in can I take a working X250's panel and install it on a X260 and have it work? Thank you all in advance.

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I just finished installing an EM7345 WWAN card in my X250 running Win 7 and when I launch Lenovo Mobile Broadband Activation I receive an error that the SIM cannot be read.  The support info for the error tells me that the SIM is not found. When I use netsh mbn sh read int=* from command prompt I also see that SIM is not inserted. I have verified SIM is correctly inserted.I have verified SIM works in another device. Any thoughts?  I have been scouring for guidance on this for quite a while now.

A:X250 SIM Not Recognized

HelloMake sure the wwan card is enabled in the BIOS Setup (Security -> I/O Port Access).

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I've just received a new X250, maxed out, and I'm really unhappy. Within a few minutes of booting it, I was seeing red and blue horizontal lines on the screen. I hoped these would be fixed by updates, but regardless of the driver, they are still there. To add insult to injury, the ports on the left hand side of the laptop do not line up with the casing. The USB port can be used, but the Display Port is seriously rubbing. The VGA connector is unusable. I'd hoped I'd have the laptop a week before I started a new job, and now it looks like I will be a week later. Does anyone know how I best approach Lenovo for a replacement under the Sale of Goods Act? I really don't want it to be repaired - this is a bad machine.

A:Really disappointed in new X250

Sorry to hear about the issues with your new X250. That must be very frustrating. According to Lenovo, returns should be easy providing you do it within 14 days.
 
I appreciate you may not receive the replacement before you start your new job. You might want to ask Lenovo if they have a similarly configured X250 in stock that they could send you instead of waiting for the replacement to come from China.
 
Added: Lenovo.com Return Policy *Enjoy free returns for the holiday. Purchases made between 11/5/15 and 12/..."

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Hello!  I have an x250 with a 2.5" SSD hard drive with Windows 10 installed. I would like to install a second m.2 or mSata SSD and install Linux to have a dual-boot system.  Is this possible with the X250? If so what kind of hard drive do I need to install in the second harddrive slot, and what is the limit on capacity? (Ideally I'd be looking for a 500gb ssd)  Thanks for your help!   -GZ    Lenovo Thinkpad X250 Intel i5-5300U Intel HD Graphics 55008 GB RAM

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Hi, I just bought a X250 today. I received it with Windows 7 Pro, and the first thing I did was upgrade it to Windows 10. After an hour of use, I noticed that the battery was draining really fast. I clicked in the battery icon on the system tray and noticed that it says: Battery 1: This battery is not available for useBattery 2: 40% (or whatever) I opened Device Manager and I see two devices listed under the "batteries" section, both of them called "Battery with Microsoft ACPI-compliant control method" (translating from Spanish, which is my system language, so it might not be exactly like this). I guess this means that the system indeed detects that there are two batteries, so it looks like a software problem. I right clicked on both of them and selected "uninstall", and then went to action > look for hardware changes, so that should refresh the driver. After doing that, the "battery 1: this battery is not available" message still appears. I also noticed that there was a power manager application from Lenovo which is not compatible with Windows 10. After upgrading, Windows notified me that this app had been removed and I don't see a W10 equivalent on the support downloads section of the Lenovo website. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks! Pau

A:X250 Battery 1 "is not available for use"

I also tried unplugging the second battery (the removable one). Immediately after unplugging it, the computer shuts down. If I turn it on without the second battery and plugged into the wall outlet, the icon in the lower right corner (system tray) says "no battery found"; however, on device manager I still can see one battery appearing. If I click on "properties" in device manager, it says that the device is working correctly, and there is no sign of any error log or crash report inside the battery properties in device manager.  I tried updating the BIOS and resetting BIOS to defaults, and it makes no difference. I also tried running Ubuntu from a USB stick ("try" option) and it only detects the second battery, not the integrated one.  I guess it must be a hardware problem.

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My second X250 came in with a 16GB SanDisk SSD in addition to a 500GB HDD. Reading through the forum, a post mentioned that this 16GB SSD is placed in the position of the smart card reader. The mannual says this is a 3rd NGFF adapter. I am wondering if this 16GB SSD can be upgraded with a m.2 2242 32GB SSD module (or other types). I opened the back cover, lifted the internal battery, then lifted the shining metal cover a little and I don't see a memory module and port under it. I have installed Linux Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on to this 16GB SSD; the Ubuntu install runs well except that only 1.5GB space left. I am trying to see if there is a way to replace this 16GB SSD with a larger size module. Using the m.2 port next to the WiFi card is my last resort. I need advice before taking more parts apart. Thank you. 

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I recently bought an X250, and immediately upon using it, found that the spacebar is not as responsive as all the older thinkpads I've had in the past. Specifically, when I type I press on the right side of the spacebar to create a space, but my usual amount of force is no longer responded to by the keyboard. If I push harder, it will respond, but that's annoying because it slows down my typing speed. If I press on the middle of the spacebar it works much better, and if I press it with my left thumb it works better, too. Does that mean I'm typing wrong all these years, or did I end up with a bad key?  I have depot service, so would Lenovo address this if I send it in? If I send this in, do I need to remove all the data on the machine? Would they replace the spacebar or the entire keyboard as I saw somewhere? How long would it take? Gotta say that the keyboard is much worse than the X230 that I am coming from. Thanks for any heads up!

A:X250 Spacebar

I too have this problem.What's the solution other than retraining your typing? 

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I found unused connector in my ThinkPad X250.I think this USB cable, but I can't find what is used for.Does anyone know what this is? 

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Hello guys I recently bought a second hand X250 with an Intel 240gb SSD installed and I am planning to install also an M.2 SSD to install Linux.I have already installed Linux in another partition in the Intel, but in general I am not a big fan of grub and also I don't like the restriction of maximum 4 primary partitions per disk. I would prefer to keep the Windows drive 100% clean of any Linux staff.So, I'm planning to install my Linux in the M.2 drive (I have already cleaned my system disk of the Linux staff, grub etc) and I was wondering if choosing the boot up device from the bios is going to be an option, without grub or other boot loaders. I just want to leave the Intel as default boot device and when I want to boot up in Linux, I will choose to boot from the M.2 SSD.Will such a setup work in my Thinkpad?As far as the M.2 drive itself, a 120 gb is more than enough and I am planning to go for an ADATA. I have read a lot of negative reviews about the Transcend M.2s and I don't trust "random" manufacturers, like ZTC or KingDian. Is there any better option for me? Thank you very much for your time. I 'm looking forward to your replies. Cheers

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I already had a SATA SSD in the third M.2 slot. The SSD went bad. Now I'm looking for a replacement. I saw Toshiba made a 2242 form factor NVMe SSD (RC100). Can I use an NVMe SSD in X250? Help much appreciated. Thank you.

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Hello, I try to set 4k on LG 27UD68-W, but I am not successful. I have latest display drivers and latest bios. But still, I may set only FHD. I use mDP to HDMI cable which supports 4k - tried it with MCB. I have WIN10-64b installed (updated from WIN8). I will be thankful for any tips.

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I have 3 company X250's, i know they have a 16GB mSATA SSD. I throw in some new 256GB SSD's to replaced the standard HHD. Is the only way to reimage those new SSD's to take out the 16GB mSATA SSD so that they wont fail? I was getting this error every time i tried "system_thread_exception_not_handled(ndis.sys)". Is there a way to disable that drive temporally in the BIOS? 

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After using my x250 for about a year with occasional issues where it wouldn't detect when i connected the charger, it now completely refuses to boot or give any signal of life. Connecting the power cable doesn't even light up the power button. Tried a different charged with the same results.

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Good morning everyone. I installed on my x250 (using a free WWAN slot) M.2 SSD disk - ADATA Premier SP600 256GB M.2 SSD. First installation: April 2016. The disk worked great. After a "BIG windows10 update" the drive began to freeze and died on August 2016. The drive was replaced with a new one. On March 2017 the problem returned (in the new disk) - again began to freeze and died.From here my question arises - did I make a mistake somewhere? Do dear forumers who did similar installations on their x250 have similar problems? What can I do to prevent the problem on the third drive? During installation I did not mix anything in BIOS etc - just "plug ang play". I would be very grateful for your help.

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I've been just running windows 8, due to errors I can't upgrade to windows 8.1, so I want to ask that can I directly upgrade to windows 10 (from windows 8) ?

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I have recently been experiencing that when I pick up my x250 with one hand, lid open, that the display goes haywire and the laptop freezes. Has anyone experienced this. It started only when I picked it up on the left side, but seems more sensitive lately in general. Loose contact? Short?

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Hi guys, I'm using a X250 for work, for almost a year, nothing to complain, moreover after performing a level 0 swap to linux (Fedora 23) , everithing working (keyboard backlight included, all ports, everithing) no flaws......until..... I nead to catch some signals from a vibrometer and other instruments RS-232, serial 9pins (I'm a mechanical engineer, I really need to do that stuff anyway).I have an old serial/pci express card and I wonder if anyone have done this before, I mean trying to give X250 express card (32mm) capability.  I've browsed into the available docking stations for X250 and there're nothing like serial or express card compliant.   Please help me dodging the plan B (which is a BORING log of a huge dose of hand writen vibration data)Regards,Pedro

A:is it possible to get x250 expresscard capable?

I assume you mean 34mm.  There are USB ExpressCard readers and USB serial ports.  Having said that, I think there is a good chance some may not do what you want.  When you start talking about hardware devices that need serial ports, those are often devices that have their own drivers and legacy communication software.  My experience has been that those drivers usually require that the serial port be configured as Com1, 2, 3 or 4 using the legacy addresses that date back to the 1980's.  Those devices need to have something like a 16550 UART in order to map to the legacy addresses that were used for Com ports on the earliest PCs.  All the USB devices I have seen map to virtual ports that cannot be used for the legacy addresses.  There are cards that have 16550-compatible UARTS but they tend to be harder to find and more expensive.  If you need legacy addresses, I would guess that a USB serial port would have no hope of success.  A USB express card would probably work with a 16550-compatible serial card.  I say that because I use such a card in my W540 for a chip reader and the express card slot in the machine is mounted as a USB device.  If I were looking, I would try something like this:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/ExpressCard-Reader-USB-2-0-to-Express-Card-34mm-slot-Adapter-/111586017492?h...
 
but I have not tried it and cannot guarantee success.

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Hello, I have a brand new Thinkpad X250 with a stock Toshiba 256GB SSD and Windows 7 Professional.Since I need more storage I have purchased an m.2 SSD drive from Adata (Premier SP600, 256GB).After installing it in the empty m.2 slot, I get all the time the blue screen of death at the end of the Windows boot, just before the logon screen. This happens also when I boot in Safe Mode.I removed the m.2 drive and everything works perfectly again. To be noted that:1 - I have the latest BIOS in my Thinkpad2 - I have made a disk test of the m.2 drive from the BIOS boot menu and the drive is recognized, no defects3 - My primary SSD disk is encrypted with PGP (not sure this matters) Any idea what may be causing this and how to solve it? Thanks, Kurt













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A:Issues with m.2 SSD drive on X250

I have found the solution: after updating to the latest Intel RST (Rapid Storage Technology) driver v.14.5.0.1081 (not yet  available on the Lenovo support site where a much older driver is provided), my ADATA m.2 SSD works perfectly on my X250. 

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Did anyone ever attempt to upgrade the LCD to 2K 2560*1440 or even 4K 3840*2160? 12.5 screens are available at reasonable cost....any reason not do this?I just love upgrading this thing to the max

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With input from this forum, I went ahead and ordered an X250.  ETA first week of April.  Thank you... (ask me in May if I am still as grateful   ) My plan is to also purchase an Ultra dock and use the screen on the notebook as well as two external displays.  I did some research and understand certain video ports take priority over others, but this should no be an issue. After reading another thread (here) I am concerned this setup may not be as reliable as one would hope.  I realize the thread references an X240 (not an X250), but would like to know if others have a 3 display setup with the X250 and if they enountered any issues? Thanks again.  This group has provided a wealth of information that has essentially kept me in the Lenovo camp.  I currently use a W520 and was pretty close to moving another manufacturer altogether.










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A:Any Issues with X250 and Using 3 Monitors?

Hi Technobob,
 
I'm using a ThinkPad X240 daily on a ThankPad Ultra Dock with two 1920x1080 DisplayPort monitors simultaneously with the X240 LCD. Also have an X250 which occasionally gets plugged in to the same dock and all three monitors work, no issues.
 
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I've had a x250 for a year and recently has developed an issue where the screen will display black/purple/green blocks(Look at pictures for reference) and I'll be forced to force shutdown my laptop and power it up again to resolve the issue. Could someone please enlighten me on the cause!


























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A:x250 display problem

Welcome to the forum!
 
 
Looks like a defective panel to me.  Was any driver update done lately? What happens if you press with your fingers on the borders of the display? (Try putting some pressure in different places).
 
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Hello all,The built-in "Lenovo Update" agent program recommended a BIOS update v1.23 (it's a critical update), so I did. And then my system doesn't boot: it's hangs on the "Starting Windows" logo page (Windows 7 64 bit). So I am trying to rollback to the last working version v1.21. Confirmed that my machine is type 20CL, went here, go the bootable CD, successfully went to the BIOS Update Utility, and then it said: "system program file is not correct for this system" ? The followings settings in BIOS were applied to try enable a rollback of BIOS but failed...??? * I am sure: - my download was correct- no issue on handling the ISO burning to CD- this has nothing to do with Windows or operating system* Any idea folks?I really really need my system back... Thanks.Angus 

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I got this X250 (Product Number 20CMOOE5US) last week and it has this weired power issue. When pressed the Power button, it flashed the green light 3 times and nothing happened. Unpluged the AC adapter and removed the external battery; opened the back cover and disconnected the internal battery and the coin battery. Connected AC adapter and pressed the emergency reset button on the back for several seconds; turned off the AC adapter power for a couple of seconds and then turned it on again. Without press the power button, the laptop came back alive with a boot screen message saying the CMOS checksum was bad and time/date need to be set. Pressed F1 key and updated time/date and then F10 key and RETURN. The laptop loaded Windows 10 with no other problem. While it is still powered on, I reconnected the internal battery and the coin battery, put the back cover on and inserted the external battery. Surfing the Internet, running Windows 10 updates and virus scan, including write this post; all without any problem, except the following: The laptop goes back to the initial dead state again if I use the mouse to click on the "Shut down" power off option. I will need to repeat everything from the beginning - disconnect all power source (AC adapter, external and internal batterys as well as the CMOS coin battery) and use only AC adapter power with the emergency reset button, ..., get into BIOS page to update time/date, ... This doesn't look like a motherboa... Read more

A:X250 Power Issue

Look in the windows event log to see if a device is failing to shut down completely.  Sometimes they throw a message.  Try an Ubuntu DVD and see if shutdown followed br restart works there.  It may be the motherboard power circuitry.

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Hi, I recently purchased Sierra AirPrime EM7345 for my ThinkPad X250 & when opening the chassis to find already installed in the M.2 slot was a SanDisk 16GB SSD Sata card. There was only one slot for either momery card or WWAN card, I choose to install WWAN card but would also need memory card. How to have both at the sometime? Is it possible to add another M.2 slot or will have to use an external SSD M.2? Thanks.
 
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A:X250: possible to have BOTH M.2 SSD and WWAN card?

wilson638,there isn't separate slot for small SSD. This laptop can be equipped by the 2nd 2.5" drive (SSD including) in the DVD bay via adapter.Note, you have to remove cache application (Express Cache) before removing of the m.2 SSD.
 
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