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Q: x220 and x230 not booting at all

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

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A: x220 and x230 not booting at all

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

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

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

yes

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I have an X220 that recently just had the warranty expire on it, and now the motherboard is shot.  I was wondering if logistically, I could buy an X230, and simply install my old solid state harddrive from the X220, and would the computer function?  If possible, that would be a lot easier than taking the hard drive, having someone back it up, and then reinstalling all of the software and files on the new computer?  Thanks in advance for any help!

A:X220 Hard Drive to New X230

It should work fine. I would run ThinkVantage System Update in case there's some hardware on the X230 that wasn't on the X220, but apart from that you should be good to go.

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Hi all, I'd like to say first this is an awesome forum for Lenovo owners and everyone seems to get answers .I just bought a used X230 (i5) (with OEM 8GB RAM) recently to replace my X200s. Can't wait to upgrade some stuff So I did some searches here and I got some answers about max RAM.  Seems the X220 is capable of 16GB. My gf has the X220 (i7) currently has 2x4GB G.Skill (upgraded right away when it was brand new) . To save a little bit of $ I'd like to buy 4x8GB RAM 1600 for both our laptops. 1) Is it realistic to do this?2) Can the X220 utilize 1600?  3) Is there a "right RAM" that will work for both laptops?4) What CAS, Latency and Voltage should I get that is stable?5) Which brand works well? Was thinking of G.Skill (had good experience with them). Note: At the end of the day if it doesn't work then I'll get them separately.   Off topicHow do I get to make my signature work properly? Do I need to code it? I don't know how to code



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Hi,
 
in the last 2 month I read quite a lot about eGPU and fortunately(at least I thought so..) I have a x230 notebook which usually works fine with eGPUs and also in some german forums there where quite a lot people with setups combining the parts I have right now.
 
Those are the PE4L-EC060A v2.1b Adapter to connect my new Zotac Geforce GTX 970 through the expressCard Slot in my X230.
My X230 has 16gb of ram and I thought that might be the problem but I have also updated the BIOS to the newest version 2.62 which should have solved the problem. I also tried with removing one bar of 8gb ram but still does not work. If I plug the expressCard adapter into my notebook it recognizes the card and i can install the drivers. But if I reboot, it hangs up during boot process before my grub loader shows up (I also tried with an usb fresh installed windows 7) and hangs there without any error or anything... I heard that if I start with the card inside it is normal that it restarts after 1 second because of the TOLUD Table which initializes again so these setups would work. But even then it does not work and freezes.. I also took a video of the booting process:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezwE--G3GtY
 
If I, like some guys recommended, plug the card in only when grub shows up, it boots but then I get the "famous" code 12 error.
 
Could it be because the zotac gtx 970 has 4gb ram?
 
I really dont know what to do anymore
 
I also did some ... Read more

A:Thinkpad x230 eGPU GTX 970 not booting or code 12 error

Please look up the following page. Guide: DSDT override eGPU error 12 fix (Windows only)https://egpu.io/forums/pc-setup/fix-dsdt-override-to-correct-error-12/

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

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Recently i've installed msata ssd in my Thinkpad X220. I've cloned my HDD to the ssd, then put them both in the laptop. After countless tries i managed to enter the BIOS and rearange boot order. Now my laptop starts and runs ok, but it does not see the sata drive. BIOS sees it but Disk managment does not. Operating system is Windows 10. I attached the hdd by USB external hdd encloudsere and it works fine, but when i put it in the laptop it does not.Am I missing some partition witchcraft?

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Hi anyone can confirm the x220 can run any new WWAN tht's suppours LTE/4G ? if yes .. which model ?

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Hi, anyone knows the max HDD of x220? thank you!

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

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













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A:X230 mSATA SSD

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

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

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Hi 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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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...
...

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

A:X230 Computrace

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

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I recently brought a used x220 on ebay. Been using it for about 2 weeks so far so good. The laptop does have some issues. I would like to know how do I replace the top lid of an x220? I've ready seen videos on how to replace the screen so I kinda got the hang of replacing the bezel. I just want to know how do I replace the top panel because top right side of the lid is a bit weak. Thanks.

A:How do I replace the lid of an x220

Good day.
 
Pretty much all of the steps are outlined in the HMM: https://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/0a60739_04.pdf
 
Essentially, you'll need to remove the LCD, pull the hinge screws, carefully lift the antennae tapes, and then reinstall all the parts into the replacement lid. Section 2010 is a good starting point.
 
Regards.

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i'm in upgrade modegoing from my old (E-450) x121e (1.65ghz amd apu) to a new(ish) model...Storage and RAM seems unchanged and so compatible (i'll be able to transfer 2x4gb ram and a 128ssd from the existing system.)But core i5 or i7 any advice?Is the i7 worth the additional heat/cost? (on ebay prices, £20-30 extra)

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The ?on screen? arrow has a little slide bar under it.  How do I get rid of that and hav e just the plain arrow?













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A:X220 pointer

Every operating system is different, but in windows, pointer shape is normally controlled in the mouse applet in the control panel.

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Hello. I took apart my X220 but forgot to put the DC jack back in. I couldn't find it anywhere (very likely due to cats), so I ordered a new one off of amazon (this one).The new one only came with the jack and cord, but not the little metal plate (also lost) that holds it in place. After I put that in the computer, I plugged it in, but I saw some sparks and quickly pulled it out. So, I'm thinking the part was probably bad, but I figured I'd inquire about another possibility that occurred to me:Does the metal plate do any grounding? Or is it just there to secure the part in place? I'm about to order this one from ebay. This time I looked up the part number and it's a match. I just wanted to make sure that it will be safe to install without the metal plate. Thank you.

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I see that Intel has a more recent AC-8265 Wi-Fi card. I was wondering if this would work ok my X220? My BIOS has been fixed to get rid of whitelists and I see that this card is wave 2 802.11ac so its 2T2R making it markedly better than the Centrino N1000 I have installed at present. The AC-8265 seems to be the right size, but its pins are keyed in a different way than the AC-7260 etc   

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I was planning on buying a 120GB SSD to boost the speed on my i7 X220. The Drevo x1 ranks very strongly on  benchmarking sites and is available on amazin for £32. Has anyone tried this brand. will it fit as the laptops internal drive? (i have a 250GB mSATA which i run the laptop off atm)https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01GPNZE4W/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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I have been questioining the Sandy Bridge QM67 chipset with my X220 out of concern that I have a possible problen with the machine. The QM67 has 2 SATA III ports and 4 SATA II ports. The hard disk bay has one of the SATA III ports which is where I installed a SSD to improve performane.  The SDXC card reader is SATA connected but I am not sure which port on the QM67 it is wired up to? The Wi-Fi card I suspect is PCI Express 2.0 x1 connected so its not affected? The other slot is mSATA which I discovered a SSD option but with slower SATA II speed. Now noticed there is a bay for a SIM card, so is the WAN card PCI Express connected?  

A:X220 design

What's the problem exactly? What do you want to perform?

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Hi folks, I just upgraded my X220 4291-36G (i7-2620M) to 16GB of RAM with the support I was given in this forum !thanks so much, this is great. Now I want to replace the existing HDD 320GB with a new SSD drive.I know I must take a 7mm in high, 2.5". But I was wondering if there is a limitation in GB size to which SDD I can install.Actually there are SSD's to 4TB .. (but 4TB are too expensive at the moment...) Are there any recommendations to what is the best (or which runs best on an X220) ? What about this types: does anybody uses them into an X220 ? This are all 2TB models: - Sandisk SDSSDH3-2T00-G25 - Crucial CT2050MX300SSD1  - Crucial CT2000MX500SSD1 - WD Blue 3D NAND - WDS200T2B0A- Samsung 850 EVO Basic MZ-75E2T0B/EU - Samsung 860 EVO Basic MZ-76E2T0B/EU  any help is very appreciated.Many thanks again !!! 

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i have lenovo x220 and lenovo x220 microphone (microsoft hd audio device) keeps making this zzzzzzzzzz sound in the background. the last time the driver was updated was 2009. i was wondering if anyone has a link to an updated driver since i cannot find any to which could potentially stop that zzzz sound in the background.

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Hi! I have some questions regarding my X220.I purchased it back in 2011 and it has been my loyal companion ever since, but lately it has gotten very slow and it's temperature rises very quickly.Instead of buying a new laptop (which is not that easy as a student..), I would rather change some of the components inside. But is it worth the effort with this laptop?Also, please notice that my hardware knowledge is weak, though if necessary I will be able to learn how to change RAM, harddisk etc. very quickly. I have been looking at several system monitoring softwares; either they do not provide with enough information, or they are too detailed and advanced for me to understand. So I have not been able to troubleshoot properly. Some info:Processor: Intel® Core? i5-2520M CPU @ 2.50GHz × 4Graphics: Intel® Sandybridge MobileOS: Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS 64-bitHDD: 250 GB (I don't know any more details about the harddisk)Please tell me if you need more info. I have cleaned it from unessecary files and programs. I will use it mainly for running Matlab and for data analysis in ROOT.My first thought was to change RAM and also the harddisk, maybe get a SSD. But will it fix the problem entirely? (also the temperature problem?) Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I should approach these problems?Any help is much appreciated!! /EUY

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Hi!So my monitor was fine all these times and all of a sudden it started to flicker. The only thing I can remember is the battery died so this sudden symptom kind of boggles me.  Please bear with me as I try to explain the problem. So the monitor blinks on and off and I can see what is on the screen before it turns off then back on again. It does the same thing in BIOS, Windows (hd1) and RHEL (hd2). I see the keyboard power led green link blink randomly on and off, the caps lock light won't turn on when I push it and also if I try to logon or type, there is a delayed response and sometimes it doesn't recognize what I pushed whether in terminal or BIOS. I tried these things to try and narrow down the problem: 1. I reseated the lcd video connector.2. I reseted the keyboard.3. I tried another lenovo keyboard.4. With the lcd plugged in still, and I try to attach and external monitor on vga/DP, the external would never show anything. You can see it recognized the signal but before it showed anything it would go to sleep. The laptop lcd would not show anything with an external plugged.5. I removed the laptop lcd and plugged in an external monitor. It doesn't flicker anymore in bios, but there is a delay in what I type on the lenovo keyboard and sometimes it doesn't recognize key presses. When I load windows the external montior goes to sleep and the keyboard power led blinks on and off and I can hear the fan turn on and off constantly. When I load RHEL, it ... Read more

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My X220 has just started to crash randomly but with more frequency as time goes on. What should I do?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2540M CPU @ 2.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3979 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, 1797 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 135124 MB, Free - 15866 MB; Q: Total - 15999 MB, Free - 5675 MB;
Motherboard: LENOVO, 4286CTO
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated and Enabled
 

A:X220 Keeps Crashing

From your very brief description and no error messages, all you can do is start a process of elimination by testing components or swapping them out with replacements.

Start off by testing the hard drive, then the RAM

Hard drive manufacturer's diagnostics from bootable CD. The links are here: http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287

RAM testing from bootable CD: http://www.memtest.org/
 

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Hi, I am currently trying to figure out what's the best way to charge my X220 in my car. Basically, I see two possibilites:- Use a DC AC Power Inverter and plug in my geniuine 230V chager into the inverter   - There are different inverters, does it work with a modified sine wave inverter or do I need a pure sine wave inverter?- Use a DC DC charger   - I could only find these cheap chinese chargers and I am bit concerned they might fry my X220   - I've seen the Lenovo Combo Charger, however it is not really available in Australia, it might be possible to get a used one sent from the US or Europe, but might take a while and will cost a lot Anyone has experience with either of the solutions and can recoomend something? Maybe there is even a 3rd solution? Cheers,Robin

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Hi guys, I am looking for a bit of advice. I just purchased a used Lenovo x220 i5, 8GB RAM, 300GB HDD, with BIOS 1.25. And most likely getting another X220 unit as a standby unit. I am thinking of upgrading the x220 in this order:1) RAM-16GB RAM (1866 Mhz , e.g. Kingston HyperX Impact Black Series - DDR3L - 16 Gt : 2 x 8 Gt - SO-DIMM 204-pin - 1866 MHz PC3L-14900 - CL11 - 1.35 / 1.5 V - non-ECC)2) System & Storage (mSATA 240 GB+  orginal HDD vs  SSD 500GB)3) Display-IPS display My first thoughts are in 2) System & Storage (mSATA 240 GB+  original HDD vs  SSD 500GB)Option A) install a 2 Samsung 850 EVO SSD 250 GB mSATA and keep the old HDD for data storage.Possible concern: will lower speed of mSATA drive with SATA II speed become a bottleneck in the near future?Possible upside: while I have a lot of small files to be stored, would the system perform better if the data storage is physically separated from system files on another driveOption B) replace the HDD with Samsung 850 EVO SSD 500 GB and possibly later add a mSATA for data storage. Hereby take advantage of full SATAIII speed.Possible concern: will the data consisting of lots of small files slow down the laptop while having the system files on the same physical drive? And all on 1 single partition as recommended for SSD?s.The difference in price between option A and B is not significant so that is not an issue for me. However, I am thinking also about backup and ease of clonin... Read more

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according to systeminfo my processor, i5-2520m supports SLAT etc for Hyper-V so why does it not work when I try to launch a virtual machine? 

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Hi, i've recently purchased a refurb x220 which is shipping with win 7 pro x64 but has only 4gb of ram. Can someone please confirm the laptop can take 16gb ram? If so somewhere i can purchase this from in the UK?Thanks













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A:X220 ram upgrade

Hello,
 
Officially, 8GB is the maximum amount of memory that the X220 is supported for, i.e., tested and verified to work with.
 
That said, I have 16GB (2×8GB DDR3 SO-DIMMs) installed in mine and it seems to work fine without any problems.
 
Regards,
 
Aryeh Goretsky
 

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Can someone tell me how to get the @ symbol to work please ?Its on the number 2 key, below the 2, but it also has the " symbol above the 2, which works with the shift key Is there another key to press to work the @ ?

A:Thinkpad X220

I am going to guess AltGr key to the right of the spacebar + the 2 key. Cheers,

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PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> powercfg /aThe following sleep states are available on this system:Standby (S3)HibernateHybrid SleepFast StartupThe following sleep states are not available on this system:Standby (S1)The system firmware does not support this standby state.Standby (S2)The system firmware does not support this standby state.Standby (S0 Low Power Idle)The system firmware does not support this standby state. what gives, flakey power management?  

A:powercfg x220

Looks OK to me.  That's what I see on my ThinkPads.
 
What about that concerns you?  I admit not being well-versed in this, but if one of the sleep states is supported, what's the problem?
 
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Hi, can I use eDrive on my ThinkPad X220? I confirmed that it has TPM v1.2, but apparently it also needs UEFI Version 2.3.1 (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh831627.aspx). My reported "UEFI BIOS Version" is 1.39. Are these numbers comparable (one is Lenovo-specific, one is not, I guess), so that eDrive is not possible on my device? Or how can I find out, which UEFI Version the Lenovo "UEFI BIOS" is based on? And do Opal drives even work on the mSATA slot? I also found this:http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles/win8beta_8det8059.txtThe version number is not even close to 2.x and yet it supports eDrive? Could I switch to this BIOS version and use it? Or does 1.39 include the changes of 1.29a, anyway? Thank you for your help!Philipp










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Can I use eDrive on my ThinkPad X220?Yes. I use a Crucial MX100 SATA SSD with X220 BIOS 1.29a and eDrive hardware encryption is fully supported in Windows 8.1. Are these numbers comparable?No. How can I find out, which UEFI Version the Lenovo "UEFI BIOS" is based on?This question has been asked several times over the years and so far nobody has offered an answer. And do Opal drives even work on the mSATA slot?I would expect so. The version number is not even close to 2.x and yet it supports eDrive?Correct. As mentioned in the description 1.29a was for beta program support. Features added were for testing and not guaranteed to be supported in subsequent BIOS releases. Could I switch to this BIOS version and use it?Yes, just downgrade to it. Or does 1.39 include the changes of 1.29a, anyway?Not according to the changelog, but as you are already on 1.39, try it for yourself before downgrading to 1.29a. 1.29a works for me so I have no reason to upgrade.  

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Hi, i'm running the latest version of Ubuntu on my X220.  It currently has 1x4gb stick of ram. Will this be compatible?: Crucial 2x4gb from Newegg Thanks in advance for any help. 





__________________________________________________ThinkPad X220 | i5-2540M @ 2.6 GHz | 4GB RAM | Windows 7 Pro | 250GB mSATA SSD | Intel Centrino

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I have an x220, Windows 7 Premium. It does not have a Bluetooth radio function; it does however have Bluetooth in the Control Panel and as a File transfer utility in Windows accessories - I don't know what that means. Does it mean I can Bluetooth stream files from the X220 to another Bluetooth equipped machine? Thanks very much.

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I noticed that the Intel Centrino N1000 in my X220 does not do Bluetooth so this means my rig has a separate solution. So I was wondering, once I get a witelist free BIOS, what options can I use to modernize my machine? The latest is Bluetooth 5 and there are not even any USB models on the street yet.

A:X220 bluetooth

Internal cards are limited to BDC 2.1

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Is it possible to upgade cpu on x220 to i7 3517u, Does bios support this cpu?













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A:x220 cpu upgrade

The CPU is soldered into the mainboard, a swap is not possible, you'll need to swap the entire motherboard.
 
The most powerful CPU available is the Core i7-2640M IIRC.
 

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