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Q: Difference x230 / x230i

Any clue if motherboard x230i fits into x230?

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Has any X230i owner successfully stayed current with recent Windows updates?  Microsoft has been unsuccessfully forcing unsuccessful update processes on our X230i, model 2306 for 3 months.  Unit has 4GB RAM.

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Has any X230i owner successfully stayed current with recent Windows updates?  Microsoft has been unsuccessfully forcing unsuccessful update processes on our X230i, model 2306 for 3 months.  Unit has 4GB RAM.
 
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A:Windows updates and X230i

Are you talking about windows update and windows 7?  There are many problems and Microsoft has not done much to fix.
 
Try a service stack update:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3177467/servicing-stack-update-for-windows-7-sp1-and-window...
 
Then this:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=53335
 

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I picked up a "recycled" X230i and decided get it running today.  First I installed Windows 10, (new HDD, new ram, new battery, and AC adapter) and it went pretty smooth, save one thing... no wireless adapter? **bleep**? The small green indicator is lit green as though it's working, and the switch is on, but that only seems to affect the bluetooth adapter.  I tried fn-f5 for radios and it switches it to airplane mode and back.  So I got frustrated with this angle and decided to install Win 7.  I am having the same issue, no wireless adapter driver, sigh... I do as much googling as I can stand and I can't stands no more.  If anyone could help me with this, that would be great.

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Pretty new to the forum, so I apologize if something like this has been brought up before. I'm having some strange issues with my laptop.  When I first start the thing up, everything works fine and dandy... but whenever I put it into sleep or hibernation mode, that's when things start to go wrong.  For example, that on-screen display that shows up when you increase or decrease the volume will be there when I first turn it on, but will never show up again after resuming from sleep/hibernation.  My USB Bluetooth dongle will also work just fine, until I put the computer to sleep/hibernation... once I resume, it just won't work anymore (it'll detect things, but will pretty much instantly disconnect from them a few seconds later).  My wifi connection will also take a hit when I resume from sleep/hibernation, as it seems to take it a good minute or two for the computer to realize it's finally there before I can continue using it again.  There are other examples of this (the built-in webcam flat-out refusing to work after resuming from sleep/hibernation, sometimes the digital pen won't work, the monitor won't auto-rotate when I switch the laptop into tablet mode, etc.), but these are my most-common issues. I'm not sure how to describe this problem exactly, other than the computer just seems to "Forget" it can do certain things when it wakes up.   Has anyone else encountered an issue like this?  Sure, I suppose I can solve this b... Read more

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Hi all. We're going to be rolling out Windows 10 where I work in the summer. I've installed Windows 10 on an SSD in a x230i, the wi-fi adapter will see networks but not connect. Ethernet is fine. Any ideas?

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Im haveing problems turning on the keyboard backlight

A:x230i tablet backlight problem

Good day and welcome to the community.Looking at pg12 of the X230T user guide, there appear to be models with, and without, a backlit keyboard: https://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/x230t_x230it_ug_en.pdf
 
Does your spacebar have this icon on it:

 
If not, then you don't have a backlit keyboard. If it does have the icon, the pressing Fn and tapping the spacebar should toggle the backlight.
 
Hpe this helps.Regards.

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Hello, I have looked at previous threads on Bluetooth but I am not any further forward.  Bluetooth does not show in Device Manager and there is no LED showing.  When I press Fn- F5 I get only two choices: Airplane mode on-off, and 802.11 Wireless radio on-off.  Clicking off just turns off the wireless and loses wifi.  No evidence of Bluetooth yet I believe this laptop shipped with Bluetooth 3 installed.  If so how do I make it appear please?  Thank you.

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Hello I use X230i / Win 10 64bit , but I can't find power management softwer( to increase work time on battery).Exist some softwer for this configuration ? Best reagrds

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Hi, could anyone explain the battery status indication on the battery LED located on the top cover? Green light blinks in the sequence:3 short1 long1 shortthen goes off and battery does not charge My adapter sometimes works well and sometimes not with this indication and I need to know where the problem is. I travel a lot and connect to various voltages incl. using the 12V DC cigarette lighter adapter. I realized that this probably happens with a bad voltage on the primary side of it (voltage or current capacity not sufficient?). This indication is not described in https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/pd025118. I recon that the post https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/X220-won-t-start-up-blinking-battery-light/td... refers to the same indication.

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Hi. Just bought my first ever thinkpad and I love it. It's come with windows 8.1 which I plan to upgrade.  Problem is, the delete, pgup and pgdn buttons don't appear to work. I've noticed that quite a few other lenovos have similar problems so I don't want to start the returns procedure just yet as I think this is fixable.  Its bios is the latest I think but still not working. Anyone help on this matter please?

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Dear all, I own a Lenovo thinkpad x230i , with W7 professional fully updated. Unfortunately, my audio is working fine when on AC power, but when on battery power audio is shut down. How can I fix the issue? Best regards ! Isaac  

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











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A:X230 RAM compatibility

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

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Hi 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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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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 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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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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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. 6.0.1.7040, released 2013. 11. 11- uninstalling dolby- uninstall the Lenovo recommended drivers and installing generic ones from Realtek site (version 6.0.1.7541, 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

Config-->USB
USB UEFI BIOS Support Enabled

Config-->SATA
SATA Controller Mode Option AHCI

Security-->Secure Boot
Secure Boot Disabled

Startup
>>Boot
Boot Priority
1 USB HDD
2 USB CD
3 USB FDD
4 ATA HDD0 Hitachi...
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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.
 
Z.

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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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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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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".
 
regards,
Z.

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

A:X230 Shutdown unexpectedly

Hi,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m really sorry to hear that your Lenovo ThinkPad X230 is randomly shutting down.
 
Abrupt shutdowns normally occur due to overheating issue. First of all, I would suggest you to ensure that air vents are not blocked and there is a proper air flow. Also, check the speeds at which the fan is spinning. Start using compatible cooling pads which will help in the flow of cool air into the underside vents of the laptop.
 
Check in safe mode and see if the system is restarting there also. Input "msconfig" in run command and click the tab "Startup" to disable all. Reboot and if the problem is resolved, narrow down to specific startup file which is causing the shutdown.
 
Run Lenovo solution center diagnostics to check if there is any hardware failure. Update BIOS to the latest version. Also, perform a Lenovo system update and Windows update.
 
Run a complete virus scan with a latest updated antivirus.
 
If none of the above said helped, take a data back and install a fresh copy of windows.
 
Please let me know the happenings!
 
Best regards,
Mithun.



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hi my problem 2200Machine type and serial invalid  2201 Machine uuid invalidi try to flash the bios but impossible with winphlash  no  bios image  .rom or .wph or .wp2please help me  thanks

























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I have a Lenovo X230, running on Win 10 x64 operating system, and I have two original 9 cell batteries (44++). Both batteries have been working fine a few days ago. Right now, when I connect the laptop to the power adaptor, the battery light would blink (as it normally indicates charging) and it shows the "plugged in, charging" in Windows. However, the battery percentage doesn't change at all. The same thing happens with both battery. I've tried rebooting, etc with no result. Anyone has any clue on what's happening? Thank you! PS: Computer still turns on when adapter is unplugged, but I'm afraid I won't be able to charge my batteries anymore.

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Hello! I hope that somebody from Lenovo will look at this...
 
Tuesday this weekend i needed to replace FAN & LCD display. Service gives me TN display instead of IPS that i had. so i looked at it and i see that on lenovo website it show me this:
 
"Processor: 3rd Generation Intel Core i5-3230M Processor(2.6GHz, 3MB): : Memory: 4GB PC3-12800: : Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 64(GR:German): : Hard Drive: 500 GB 5400: : Wired Network: Integrated Intel 82579LM Gigabit Network Adapter: : Wireless Network: WAN Upgradeable; Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 (2x2 AGN 300Mbps): : Ports: External Microphone Headphone Line-In/out Combo Jack; 1 USB 2.0 (Constant Power); External Display (VGA); RJ-45; Docking/Port Replicator; Display port; 2 USB 3.0: : Form Factor: Notebook: : Included Warranty: 3Yr 1Yr Bat OSR"
 
But I have Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3520M CPU @ 2.90GHz.
can you check it? because I am really disappointed by this. Now i have that ugly TN panel which have no contrast at all and hate it.. I want my IPS.
 
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I am looking for a speaker system under $50, and was looking at two different sets. The logitech X230 and X240. I noticed that the X230 has a more powerful subwoofer and satellite rating. The X240 is more expensive, but IS that because of better sound or just the ipod dock? I have an ipod so that would be helpful, but I definately don't want to sacrifice any sound quality.
Thanks
 

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


























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A:X230 key board key reattach

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

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Hi all, I am fairly new to owning a laptop (always had a desktop) and having an issue upgrading to windows 10. I have read that the x230 supports windows 10, but when I use the windows 10 upgrade assistant to try and upgrade I am greeted by a message saying the display does not support windows 10 and to contact the manufacturer. I have searched for an answer online and I suspect I am missing drivers or something along those lines? I am currently running windows 7 pro. Thanks a lot. Dan

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I recently purchased an X230 thinkpad.I am having some issues, specifically;a. the screen is a yellowy colour - this seems to only be at night, not during the day!b. the right click on the bottom of the touchpad does not work conistently - sometimes it acts like a left click instead of a right click - this is incovenient as i do a lot of editing work in WordI ran a Linux check and these issues did not occur - so I think it may be software related - I am using Windows 10 Pro.Does any one have suggestions?thanks

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

A:x230 mSATA - bootable?

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

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Hi all,I have a rather unusual problem.My trackpoint in my Lenovo X230 is stopping to work.I have got a massage like this:http://screenshooter.net/101691955/pugupxgI have a latest drivers installed from:http://support.lenovo.com/gb/en/downloads/ds103454and now it's working ok, because they are drivers from April, but if anyone had similar problem please let me know.I have to restart my machine with Windows 10 64bit to start my trackpoint to work again.If anyone could advise I would be thankful. Cheers.

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

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I have been using my X230 for last two years without any problems and it still works fine except for one thing: very recently I have experienced a sudden power off a couple of times. I don't remember whether it was plugged but my battery is perfect for sure. While operating normally, the power suddenly went off. So I had to reboot it. This happened around 5 times last couple of weeks.  I realized that I have never done a system update since I purchased this so I tried to do that but it doesn't work. (See my another post below for this issue.) Any help would be greatly appreciated!











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A:X230 suddenly powers off

I am experiencing a similar problem with my 2 year old ThinkPad x230 laptop. In my situation, the computer goes completely dead instantly on a random basis.  It is like the power supply just disappeared.  No attempt at a normal shutdown process.  Just instantly dead with black screen and no indicator lights.. In my situation the problem happens regardless of whether the computer is operating on battery only, battery + A/C supply or just A/C supply.  (Just in case I recently ordered a new OEM 44+ battery which has not arrived.) I have completely updated WIN 7 64 bit Pro, all drivers, and Lenovo Solution Center software. I scanned for viruses and malware using Norton, Norton Power Eraser and Malwarebytes:  all is shown as OK. I replaced the 180GB SSD drive with a new Samsung Model 850 SSD 500GB.  Same problem. Ran every hardware diagnostic tool I could find on system checking SSD, memory and all other hardware.  All reports as fine.  CPU temperature is 45-52 degrees C max.  SSD temperature is about 34 degrees C.  No noticeable hot spots on case. Updated BIOS.  Same problem. Disabled hibernation.  Same problem. (Perhaps related is a message from Lenovo Solution Center that a hidden (non-lettered) partition on the SSD is 95% full.  I assume this partition, which is labelled "Data" like the D:/ partition, is some sort of system related log or backup sep... Read more

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I use on the 
Thinkpad USB 3.0 Dock
Model No DU9019D1
ASM   0A34193
FRU   03X6059
a Laptop X230
Machine Type: 2325
Model Number: 77G
Product Number: 232577
Serial Number: ********
 
and donŽt get a connection on the displays. IŽam to stupid to understand the compatibilty excel. Could you tell me someone which know it if this X230 can work on the 3.0 USD Dockingstation ? 
thanks a lot
 
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I purchased recently Thinkpad X230.Upgraded to Windows 10 and updated but noticed in few days it works so slow.I unlugged the battery and left to work only on power supply/adapter.I noticed that CPU works only on 1.2GHz.Why is that?When I plugged the battery and plug in at wall socket CPU runs at 3.1GHz max.I was so dissapointed,which means CPU can't work at it's max frequency without battery,otherwise I wouldn't buy this notebook.Is this normal or not,and why is it happening?

A:X230 CPU running at 1.2GHz only,why?

Why would you want to run without a battery???
 
There are 2 power inputs.  If one is disconnecterd, the CPU will throttle down.

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My x230 has developed problems sleeping and resuming from sleep. These problems are new and remain after a clean install, so I think it may be a hardware issue. Symptoms: 1) Laptop doesn't sleep properly. I notice this because of the battery drain, even though the "sleep" led is on 2) Laptop doesn't wake. The power led blinks, but pressing it has no effect.  I have to press and hold the power button to force a hard off, then press it again to turn on. Like I said I've never had these problems in the many years I've had this laptop, so I assume some hardware part has failed. The question is which?

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I am thinking of buying X230 Type 2325-3Z5 but I can't find any spec for it.This sheet does not have this type: http://www.lenovo.com/psref/pdf/withdraw/ThinkPad_X230_WE.pdfI am wondering if it has IPS screen labeled as Premium in speec sheet. Does anyone know the answer?

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Hello,Recently, I found out that Crucial has a 32GB DDR3 kit for laptops:Crucial says that it's not compatible with X230 because the X230 says that it supports up to 16GB of RAM. That was true when the X230 hit the streets, but not today.So, has anyone tried this combination?













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A:Lenovo X230 32GBRam

HiNo chance with original BIOS.

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Hey Hi,  I am planning to upgrade my Thinkpad X230s memory to 8GB. I have few questions, it would be a great help if someone can help me.1) Is it better to use 2x4GB configuration or 1x8GB? What are the advantages? (Does Thinkpad X230 support dual channel configuration?)2) CPU-Z shows that my current RAM is running at 1.5 V. Can I put two 4GB RAM running at 1.35V? (Does Thinkpad X230 support DDR3L type memory?)3) What would happen if I use two RAM having different CAS latency? Thanks in advance.

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I have recently update my Thinkpad x230 to windows 10, the problem is that the two usb 3 ports are not working. When i am plugging a flash drive i can see the led turning on but nothing else happens. The flash drive works vell in usb 2 port. Is it a drivers problem?

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