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Q: thinkpad x260 backlit keyboard

Hello.I have a x260 laptop and i want to replace the keyboard with a backlit one.my question is that if the keyboard is if all x260 laptops are compatible with backlit keyboard or there ar specific models for that?if it`s compatible do you know where can i buy one?thank you in advance

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Hello, I bought the Thinkpad P50 about a month ago and I got all that I needed on it, except I forgot to check the box to get it with the backlit keyboard. I have already bought the backlit keyboard from an online store (part #: 00PA288), but I just want to make sure that there is no issue with me installing it on my Thinkpad P50. That is, the hardware/software is fully compatible with the backlit keyboard even if it did not originally come with it? Thanks,Tony.

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ThinkPad T450 20BV-0005US. Can the keyboard in this model be upgraded to a backlit keyboard? Thanks!

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Hello Friends,
 
I recently purchased a Lenovo X230 tablet PC (3435-24U) and I love it.
After MUCH debate with Lenovo, however, I think I have determined this: While the unit has a symbol for a light (either backlight on keyboard or thinklight on screen) on the spacebar, this particular model does not have that feature.
 
1. It's a shame because it's a great feature, and I hope my diagnosis is wrong, but when I press the function key and space bar together, I get no light, and get a symbol on the screen of a light with a circle/slash through it. Seems like no light to me, yes?
 
2. As a fallback, I see that X230 BACKLIT replacement keyboards are available for under $50 on the internet and wondered if any of you had any luck switching out a non-lit keyboard for a lit one, either by yourself or with professional help.
 
Any insight on either issue would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you...
 
 
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A:Thinkpad X230T - backlit keyboard installation

I am in the same boat. Recently bought an X230T and thought I was getting a backlit keyboard only to find it is not.I found a vendor on Amazon that has the keyboard, and am considering the $35 gamble on buying it and trying it.I've tried decoding the FRU numbers that Lenovo uses to verify I am getting the keyboard I need/want, but those things have about the worst description ever.Otherwise I'm loving the machine.

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Hi all,  I recently purchased a T460s with some upgrades on the specifications (RAM 16 GB, GPU GeForce 930M and etc.). The initial operating system was set to Windows 7, so I upgraded to Windows 10 64 bit. I manually downloaded all the drivers required for this laptop and windows 10. While everything else runs pretty well, the keyboard backlight does not seem to work. I haven't checked if the backlight works on the previous operating system, so I am unsure if the problem is actually from the hardwares or if the OS was updated wrong. I am pretty sure that this model supports the keyboard backlit function since the space bar has that little image on the left side that (I'm guessing) indicates the function of backlit keyboards.  I'm wondering if there are actual drivers that I must intall prior to pressing the (Fn+Spacebar) keys to turn on the backlight, or if there is a problem with my computer. If it's the case of the latter, I am thinking about resetting my laptop (reinstalling windows 10). Being aware of how long it takes to download and install all the necessary components, once I do, is there any method of backing up the computer and after the reset just using that backup to go back to the original state where I have all my programs and data?  Thanks. 

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Hi all, I've read a couple of postings but have not found a solution for my problem regarding an upgraded backlit keyboard for my E531 which shows no backlight. I installed the keyboard an connected the two flat cables to the mainboard. Other notebook seems to use additional cables for backlighting, but this one seems not to. Unfortunately there is no backlight turning on. When I press Fn + Space instead a space character is typed. There is a lighting key marked on the left side of the space bar model type is KM BL-106D0, FRU is 04Y2399. Any ideas? DoI need to make some settings or adjustments? I bought the keyboard on Ebay, it was marked as compatible with my E531.  Kind regardsKlaus

A:Backlit keyboard upgrade for Thinkpad Edge E531

I am also having this problem, did you get an answer?I upgraded my non-backlit keyboard to the backlit style, and it is working perfectly except for the back light. Is this keyboard part number incompatible with this motherboard?

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I am about to order ThinkPad P51 with a backlit keyboard with numberpad with English UK layout from Denmark.The laptop is going to be docked with 2 external monitors so I'll be using an external keyboard and I'd liketo have it exactly the same layout. Is the backlit keyboard with numberpad - English UK going to have this layout? (Is the enter key going to be l shaped? @ sign next to enter key? alt gr present?) The best I could find googling is this layout for p51s from ebay. I dont necessarilly care about the function keys just the general layout.

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I was having responsiveness issues with the trackpad for a while, then, i open my laptop one day and it's completely unresponsive, as well has the backlit keyboard not working (the hotkey still pops up that it's "lighting up" the keyboard, but no actual lights) and the trackpoint being completely unresponsive too. I've tried:- Restarting computer- Using Lenovo's various "fixing" softwares- Looking for a keyboard firmware shortcut for enabling/disabling trackpad, (doesn't exist on this computer)- Re installing drivers (Ultranav driver refuses to install manually, "driver installation failed")- Booting on a non microsoft OS (Booted on a linux Mint installation and it still doesn't work)- Booting into BIOS and looking for "enable/disable trackpad option", That option does not exist for me.- Opening up computer and checking the physical connection, All plugged in fine. When i open the device manager in windows there is no entry for the mouse whatsoever. The touch screen and the pen both work fine. I think it all points towards a hardware issue, i can pick up another trackpad on ebay for pretty cheap, but obviously i'd like to make sure that it would actually solve the issues.  The major confusion for me is that why would faulty trackpad hardware stop the backlit keyboard from lighting up? How are the two linked? Any ideas appreciated, Thanks!

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Hi, I need some help on finding out whether it is possible to replace my current non-backlit keyboard with a backlit one. (Dell Latitude 3150, service tag:<Service Tag removed> and I have no idea if my laptop supports it)
Thanks in advance!

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I recently bought a 7559 laptop from a Dell certified re seller of refurbished laptops. I didn't get the backlit version but i regret that now.

I see I can buy the backlit board on numerous sites, but im unsure if the connectors are  on my model ready for me to connect it to :(

Any ideas if my NON backlit model with accept a backlit board?

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Hi! 
I just purchased Inspiron 15 7000 7559. Backlit keyboard was working fine untill i updated my BIOS to 1.1.8 and now there in BIOS it is shown as non-baccklit keyboard. Keyboard lits up  on its own sometimes and when pressing keys it goes dark again.

Any idea whats the problem? 

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Hi, I have a new Elitebook 820 G3 which I am surprised came without backlit keyboard which I thought is standard on this model. Can I upgrade it now or is there some extra chip missing and it will never work? Is it just keyboard that needs to be replaced? I know there is an extra connector for backlit and I am not sure if my laptop has it build in (the connector). Thank you very much in advance for any help/suggestions. Regards, Radek













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A:Upgrading non-backlit keyboard to backlit keyboard on Eliteb...

@Radekk1 Everything should be there for you to upgrade to the backlit keyboard. You can make sure by checking if the ZIF connector is mounted to the system board. HP EliteBook 820 G3 Notebook PC - Remove/Replace videos http://h20464.www2.hp.com/results.htm?SID=7815289&MEID=07E15A5D-4006-405F-818E-406F35690E1B Click on keyboard. REO

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Hi everybody just wondering whether I can replace a non backlit keyboard with the one with and my elitebook has resolution of 1600x900 can I replace it with a full HD resolution? Thanks

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Hello folks,  is it possible to upgrade my non-backlit to a backlit keyboard? p51s 20K0 thanks in advance!













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A:p51s 20K0 upgrade non-backlit to backlit keyboard

Welcome to the CommunityChoose appropriate keyboard with backlight ("BL" index in the part title) and layout from this filehttps://download.lenovo.com/parts/ThinkPad/p51s_20k0_frubom_20180220.pdf

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I just got a T470. Excellent computer! I got the Core i7-7600U model with 4gb of memory and a 500gb non-SSD hard disk (T470 20HDCTO1WW, ordered directly from Lenovo). The 2TB SSD and 32GB RAM I got from Crucial work without problem (yes, I ran a memory tester) ? although, yes, it?s a moderate pain to take off the back panel (even if you have a special plastic tool for doing so). It?s a really great laptop; I like how clear and bright the display is as well as how fast it runs. That said, on to my question: I got the model with the non-backlit keyboard. Is is possible to upgrade this model to have a backlit keyboard? Here is the information I have gotten from my research: * The dealers selling T470 backlit keyboards warn that it may not be possible to get the backlight to work if the motherboard does not support it (for example, https://www.amazon.com/ThinkPad-01AX569-SN20L72890-Backlit-Keyboard/dp/B0727S1H14/ where they claim ?Please check whether your laptop can support backlit keyboard or not before placing the order, if can not, the backlit function of our keyboard will not work!? or https://www.amazon.com/CHNASAWE-Replacement-Backlit-Keyboard-Thinkpad/dp/B071KWWW21/ with a similar ?If your original/old keyboard does not have the backlit, this keyboard backlit will not work.? warning) * There is nothing in Lenovo?s T470 service manual at https://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/pubs/t470/html_en/index_en.html#Replacing_t... Read more

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I recently purchased a T460 to realize that it did not have a backlit keyboard on arrival, I see aftermarket ones online for reasonable prices so I'm curious as to whether or not there is some output on the motherboard I am missing or if it would be just like installing a regular one.  I have seen on forums that people have done it but I am asking specifically for the T460.

A:Can I replace a T460 non-backlit keyboard to a backlit one?

No problem.  Backlight keyboard is just swapped in - no other parts.

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Can I Replace a Keyboard(Non-Backlit) with a Backlit Keyboard in my HP Pavilion 17-e020dx Laptop?

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I have a T450S that came with a standard keyboard.  If I bought the Lenovo FRU backlit keyboard and installed it, would it work?  Or is there something different about a system board or machine that was originally configured by Lenovo for a standard keyboard? Thanks.  













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A:Upgrade non-backlit Keyboard T450s to a backlit?

It will work

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hello, 
im sorry if im in the wrong forum or discussion.
This was the closest topic or most related to my question.
 
i have a t520, i would like to replace the keyboard with a backlite one, is there any way? are their backlite keyboards that are compatble with this model?
 
thank you 
 
Moderator note: post moved to its own thread.  Subject edited to match model.  Was:  Re: T470 replacing non-backlit keyboard with backlit one

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Hi allMy question is in the titleIs it possible to buy a backlit keyboard and make it work on a thinkpad T560 who originatly didn't have one ?Thanks 

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Hello everyone,I'm new on here and I'm in the process of upgrading my laptop. Ram, ssd etc. I've seen backlit keyboards for sale claiming to be compatible and I am wondering is this a possible upgrade?Any help is welcome.Thanks.

A:Can I replace my non backlit keyboard with a backlit keyboar...

OK here is the Service Manual: Manual The keyboards are not sold by HP as a separate part: only sold with the whole top cover. See p. 20 The Manual does not list any keyboard/top cover as having a backlight. However, the keyboard map on p. 15 shows the f5 action key as activating a backlight on "select models".  From this I gather that there is a place on the motherboard to connect a backlight cable if the keyboard has one. However, extracting the old keyboard from the top cover and replacing it with just the replacement keyboard is not easy and there are no directions in the Manual for that procedure. I would want to see one of these alleged backlit keyboards. Bottom line, it is possible, but I would be leery. Do you have an f5 action key with the backlight symbol on it? Have you tried it to see if maybe your keyboard is backlit? If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it.   

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Model K3Z24UA .   I hope it can be upgraded !

A:Can I replace a ( Non-Backlit ) with a backlit keyboard in m...

To use a backlit kbd the motherboard must have the connector to plug it into- usually only highend models have this. Your Maintenance & Service Guide does not show a backlit kbd option.http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04886216

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Please I would like to know if I can replace my non backlit keyboard with a backlit one as I work at night mostly, also I have 4G kingston 1600mhz Ram and I want to know if my laptop has a second ram slot, if it doesn't can I upgrade it to a 8gb or 16gb?  my laptop product number is:  L9N79EA

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Hello All... My name Suraj and I own a HP Pavilion 15-p077TX Laptop couple of years ago. And i wants to know that, I am having Non-Backlit Keyboard and is it replacable with Backlit Keyboard. Is it possible to make this upgradation. PLEASE CAN ANYBODY CONFIRM THAT MY HP Pavilion 15-p077TX Laptop IS COMPATIBLE FOR THIS UP-GRADATION, IF COMPATIBLE, DOES ALL THE KEY STROKES WORKS FINE AS THE PREVIOUS ONE.??? Hope I hear a good news about it from the great experts here..^_*-Thanks In Advance..Regards..Suraj Maheshwaran

A:Can I Replace a Keyboard(Non-Backlit) with Backlit Keyboard ...

Hello Suraj, Please provide the Exact Product number of your PC.  Click the below link for a guide on locating this information:http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00033108   Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee

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Can I Replace a Keyboard(Non-Backlit) with Backlit Keyboard in my HP Pavilion x360 Convertible X0T24PA#ABG

A:Can I Replace a Keyboard(Non-Backlit) with Backlit Keyboard ...

Hi,          Backlit Keyboard is available for only for selected models, you can check this info in Page # 2 in Chapter 1 http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c05147552 Also I did check if a keyboard is available with backlit for your model HP Pavilion x360 13-u026tu but couldn't find one for this product. And its lists the keyboard without Backlit only.

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Hi HP, I had a HP Pavilion Notebook - 14-ab11 but the keyboard is non backlit.  would like to know is there any chance that this keyboard can be replaced with a backlited one?  regardsCG 

A:replace non backlit keyboard to a backlit keyboard

Hi, Backlit keyboard alone won't light up, you need new motherboard (if available) which has connectors for keyboard lights. This is an expensive upgrade. Cheap option                   https://www.amazon.com/Sinywon-Flexible-Laptop-Keyboard-Portable/dp/B0191S9I4K Regards.  

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Hello. I recently acquired a (somewhat older) Dell Latitude E6420, and I wanted to replace the keyboard in it with a backlit one. Is this possible, or do backlit keyboards have a special connection that this one might not have?

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Hello, I was wondering if I could upgrade my non-backlit keyboard to a backlit keyboard for the HP ELitebook 745 G3. I was researching and found out that there ARE some HP laptop models that are backlit upgradable. I wanted to know if mine was one of it.

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Hello everyone, I can do this upgrade?  Can I Replace a Keyboard(Non-Backlit) with Backlit Keyboard in my HP EliteBook 850 G2?thanks

A:Can I Replace a Keyboard(Non-Backlit) with Backlit Keyboard ...

If your computer is a "desktop" computer, it should be a "no-brainer".The USB port on your computer would supply power to the keyboard to run the back-lights. But, since you have a notebook, you'll have to find a keyboard that physically matches the size of your current keyboard, and then hope that the notebook's motherboard will supply electrical power to the back-lights.This sounds like a tough task!  From:  http://www8.hp.com/h20195/v2/GetPDF.aspx/c04472797.pdf >>  Full-sized spill-resistant keyboard; optional back-lit keyboard keeps you productive in low-light settings lists that such an option is available, or maybe, was available when this model was first manufactured. From: http://h20628.www2.hp.com/km-ext/kmcsdirect/emr_na-c04551620-2.pdf Keyboard with backlight and pointing sick for use only on HP EliteBook 850 G2 Notebook PC and HP EliteBook 750 G2 Notebook PC computer models (includes backlight, keyboard, and pointing stick cables):       For use in Canada776475-DB1   

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Hi everyone,I wanted to order an x260 from Amazon : https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01H8C6JPW. Other example include :https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01JI8P68Khttps://www.amazon.com/dp/B01FV19H3Shttps://www.amazon.com/dp/B01JI8P68KI asked Amazon live support what do "TS" and "FD" mean in the product description and they have no answer since Lenovo did not provide them any information about these names. And a side question is "Only Laptop" mean there is no adapter ? Could anyone please help me to clearify what do these tag names mean? Thank you.













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A:Thinkpad x260 TS FD meaning

Hello and welcomeI'm not a Lenovo representative, but definitely TS means TopSeller, FD in the short lsptop specification means the type of display - FHD. "Only laptop" might mean accessories (like additional cable) missing. Of course, AC charger should be in the pack.Original laptop specification is below:http://psref.lenovo.com/Detail/ThinkPad_X260?M=20F60093US

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Hello, I am running LenovoX260 with Windows 7, I additional installed the lenovo updatecenter. All drivers are updated according to lenovo7 update center. Symptom: Basically, when the machine boots on battery all keyboard strokes are delayed for roughly 5 seconds or an easy touch of touchpad or trackpoint -- whatever comes first. The machine has not a high load at this time and no keystroke is lost. It is just delayed strongly. To make it more complicate, this symptom disappears until next reboot when I lock the screen with win+l and reunlock the screen with my password. It also disappears when I plugin the powerplug, but it also reappears when I unplug it again on the login screen. Once I relogged/unlocked this effect does not reappear. Booting with power plugged in is fine. Any ideas?

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Hello, all. I am trying to upgrade my Thinkpad X260 to a 16GB stick of ram. The exact item I bought is called "Crucial 16GB Single DDR4 2133 MT/s (PC4-17000) DR x8 SODIMM 260-Pin Memory - CT16G4SFD8213" on Amazon.com . After installing the memory module (correctly, using the video Lenovo provides on youtube), the laptop won't boot. I can't even get into the bios, although the green bower button lights up. I'm very confused as I did a lot of research to make sure this ram is supported by my thinkpad: The Thinkpad platform specifications list the memory as "2133MHz DDR4" with a 16GB maxThe voltage on my ram is 1.2V, the same voltage that the thinkpad x260 supportsIt's also "260-pin memory", the same as the original ram. What could possibly be going on? Why won't my laptop boot with the RAM upgrade?

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Sorry my english badI have video error thinkpad X260

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Hi, I'm experiencing problems with my x260 ever since I purchase it. I've tried different methods to resolve the issue but no success. Problem is that my touchpad freezes every few minutes, I cannot move cursor unless I release my finger. What I've done so far:- I wipe the system partition and reinstaled system (Win10 Pro)- I've updated all drivers- I've rollback Synaptics driver to one which comes with Windows instalationNo success so far, any sugestions?

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HiI want to buy the X260 YOGA with the new KABY LAKE processor (I7- Intel 7th generation).Can anybody inform me if it is already available, and if not when will it be in the market?Thanks

A:THINKPAD X260 KABY LAKE

Good day and welcome to the community.I see the X270 on sale on the (US) shopping site: http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/thinkpad/x-series/x270/?menu-id=thinkpad_x270 and it is a Kaby Lake machine.
 
The X260 shows as sold out: http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/thinkpad/x-series/x260/ . It was a Skylake machine.
Hope this helps.
Regards.

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Hello! I was inquiring into buying a Lenovo X260, and one of the main reasons I was interested was because it has a SIM card slot. I have Project Fi, and was interested in using a data only SIM card for the laptop. Project Fi is compatable with Sprint, T-Mobile and US Cellular networks, and I wanted to ask if anyone had any experience using the sim card slot with any of these networks or perhaps even a Project Fi sim. I do not want to buy the laptop to find out the sim card does not work. Any advice would be extremely helpful.   

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HiI want to buy the X260 YOGA with the new KABY LAKE processor (I7- Intel 7th generation).Can anybody inform me if it is already available, and if not when will it be in the market?Thanks

A:THINKPAD X260 KABY LAKE

Good day and welcome to the community.I see the X270 on sale on the (US) shopping site: http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/thinkpad/x-series/x270/?menu-id=thinkpad_x270 and it is a Kaby Lake machine.
 
The X260 shows as sold out: http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/thinkpad/x-series/x260/ . It was a Skylake machine.
Hope this helps.
Regards.

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I am facing a problem in my laptop. whenever i play vedio from youtube or other websites the audio gradually advances as compared to vedio. This is more noticable in movies where audio is way ahead of vedio. I have all the latest drivers and updates installed but this problem still exists.

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pls for anyone i want bin for bios thikpad x260 

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My both internal and external batteries died due to over discharge and have been sitting on 2% and do not charge any more.
I am wanting to buy batteries but strange to find that the compatible original batteries online are 10.8v and the batteries of x260 which died recently are 11.1v. 
I am confused, please help.
 
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A:ThinkPad X260 battery options?

Get them replaced under warranty. The X270 has been shipping for less than a year, so the batteries are still under warranty. 

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Hello, I am not able to connect laptop with with my phone Sony Z5 compact hotspot from X260. From X230 it connects well. What could be the reason? 

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Hello, I am not able to connect laptop with with my phone Sony Z5 compact hotspot from X260. From X230 it connects well. What could be the reason? 

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Machine type model20F5??????????? ????????????? ?????? Windows 10 x64. ??? ???????? ???????????. ??????? ?? ??? ????? ?????? ?????? https://support.lenovo.com/ru/ru/documents/acc100280 , ?? ???? ?? ?????, ????????? ???????? ???????? ???? ?????????.?? ??????? ???-?????, ?? ???????? ????? ?? ? ????? ????.

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