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X250 Trackpad in an X240?

Q: X250 Trackpad in an X240?

Lenovo, is it possible to put the X250 Trackpad in the X240, replacing the Clickpad with one that has real buttons? The Clickpad absolutely sucks and I can't believe I now own the one generation of ThinkPads that have this abomination. I'd like to replace it without having to buy a whole new laptop.










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A: X250 Trackpad in an X240?

Hello XThinkpadUser, I am very sorry, but I advice You to forget this idea. There are most likely going to be some imcopatibilities in BIOS, and if not so, then some differences with the shape of the keyboard / trackpad connector. Plus you would need to replace the whole keyboard bezel. My opinion is based on the same glitch with old X200 and X201 - many people asked if X200 can be backwards upgraded with touchpad - it can be definitely not (afaik). Nobody can mark your question as impossible until first X250's arrive, but in your case I would hurry selling your X240 unit. Sooner you do it, you will get more paid for it... (believe me, you have my best sympathy, but I am in much more huge trap - what shall I my X220 change for?? :-) ) Regards,skrble

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Dear guys, I have a X240 with i3-4010u, 720p IPS touchscreen, with two battery packs (one internal, one external). I wonder could I update the motherboard with a X250's motherboard? I know the CPU is soldered to the motherboard. Thank you for your help!

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As in topic. I've read something about upgrading X240 touchpad with one from X250 with buttons(bezel also, because mine was broken) after strong battle went well, I was happy owner of proper touchpad in my laptop. First start, buttons are working but trackpoint not. First thought - drivers. I went to System Update, downloaded new Synaptics driver, upgraded BIOS, changed nothing. Synaptics software stopped detecting trackpoint so I've removed all of their drivers, started again, still nothing. Next idea - maybe I've made a mistake when I was connecting keyboard and touchpad to motherboard. Disassembled, everything fine, I've tried to clean clear connectors, assembled, another start - nothing changed. So new drivers from SU again, reboot, and suprise - trackpoint was still dead and, to be worse, new drivers wasn't detecting again. Disassembly again, rechecked everything, still nothing. Old drivers found on some website about this upgrade - they weren't working at all, in mouse settings they crash every time I've changed to UltraNav tab. Drivers deleted, hardware check again, new drivers another time, newer BIOS and this thing isn't still working. I'm insanely mad, I've put a lot of hours trying to fix this and I have completely no idea what can be wrong. Do you have any idea what can I do now? Is there anything? Or maybe it's hardware failure and I need to install old touchpad to make this working again? Trackpoint buttons are working but only as single click, there is no way t... Read more

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System: I bought an x250 with no disk, cloned my windows 10 from my x240 (easeus) and installed it. Everything worked perfectly, except one: the power. Problem: If I connect a power without any battery (external or internal), it works on power just fine. But if I install a battery (only external in this case), while the power cable is still in, laptop running, it switches to battery, and the power is not recognized at all. It is as if the power cable has been disconnected. If I remove the battery again, it switches to ac  power.So, if battery is installed, power cable is 'ignored'. If battery removed, power is recognized.Note: I do not have an internal battery yet, was going to order it once i got everything working.Note: The battery is indeed charging when power is connected, although the power is not recognized, and there is no indication that the battery is charging. I just see the battery level keep going up when the power is connected.I am assuming this is a software/driver issue, but I am clueless where the problem might be. I cannot update the bios because the updater requires full battery and power, but in my case the two are mutually exclusive.I would hate installing everything from scratch, since I use this laptop for software development and there are lots of tools installed (none that can affect the system though).No other issues whatsoever.Thanks for any help.

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Hi all, I have a ThinkPad X250 which came with a smart card reader from Lenovo. I don't need the card reader and would like to swap it out for the M.2 subcard for the ability to install a second M.2 SSD. I have found the FRUs for the M.2 subcard (04x3827) and the cable (04x3939), but looking at the pictures of the cable and looking at the motherboard, I can't see anywhere it can physically be connected. Has anyone attempted to do this before, or am I the first to try this? I've already ordered the parts, so worst case I'm $30 out of pocket, but it seems strange that there isn't a corresponding connector on the motherboard anywhere. I can't see Lenovo making two versions of the motherboard where one is for systems without the subcard and one is for systems with it. Does anyone have any insight on this?

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Hi,  Anyone has the same problem that battery dies very quickly ?We have several hundred Lenovo laptops and suddenly we are facing battery problems.It seems that some software update, Windows or Levono´s own are running the laptops fan all the time and battery will run max. one hour. We tested this with one clean install of Windows and it worked fine, after installing Lenovo´s latest updates the battery problem started. Any ideas what is causing the problem ?  

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Both US and EMEA versions are needed. I downloaded all PDFs to the best of my knowledge, these two years seem to be missing.

A:I can't find the PDF for T440/X240 and T450/X250 on psref.lenovo.com

HiAs an examplehttp://psref.lenovo.com/Product/ThinkPad_X250The link to the platform specification (in pdf) is in the page bottom, in Specifications section.

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Hi all.. embarassing moment but I spilled coffee all over the keyboard/trackpad of my x250 this morning. I tried drying out the liquid and it seems to function fine except for the trackpad. The trackpad still scrolls but the buttons, both top and lower, don't function. All five mouse buttons (three upper, two lower) act as the middle mouse button. I tried reinstalling the Synaptics drivers but it didn't solve anything unfortunately. Unfortunately I am out of warranty, so any DIY suggestions would be very appreciated. Thank you!

A:X250 Trackpad Not Working After Spill

The Hardware Maintenance Manual will show you what is involved in repairing your laptop. So far as I can tell, the trackpad buttons are part of the keyboard bezel, which will involve all the disassembly shown in the keyboard replacement procedure, plus transferring any other parts mounted to the keyboard bezel which are not part of the new bezel assembly (if any). Other than leaving the lid / display panel assembly as one piece, you've pretty much got to take everything apart. Whilst the computer is apart, I would replace the keyboard for the relatively small additional parts cost. Most of the investment here will be in paying for engineer time (or in summoning up courage for a DIY repair).

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Hey guys and girls, my Thinkpad X1 Yoga 2018/3rd Gen's trackpad is giving off loud 'clack' 'clack'noises while sliding across the trackpads surface. I do not press it whatsoever and it occurs while sliding across different regions. I have the neweset drivers and the the newest Lenovo Software (via Lenovo Vanatage) and Windows10 updates installed. Any guesses?  CheersFelix

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My brand-new P50 laptop was behaving as though the left trackpad button was sticking. When single-tapping the left trackpad button, it would behave as though the "click n' drag" setting was enabled: the trackpad would override the keyboard, preventing me from typing until either the trackpad was moved again or the button was clicked again.  I work for Microsoft and have always used Lenovo products without ever having encountered an issue before, so I was more than a little surprised. I called Lenovo support, and they were less than helpful. In the end, they suggested that the trackpad itself was defective. The laptop was orvernighted to the repair depot in the southeast. Naturally, there was a three-week wait for parts - despite this being a model currently in production. Finally, after causing a stink (this is, after all, my primary work machine), a helpful support tech located parts at another facility. Another week later, and my laptop was back - with the SAME problem continuing to surface. This time I dug deeper, looking into the various trackpad settings, tweaking the various "accidental interrupt" delay settings, verifying that the "click to drag" feature was disabled, and running various diagnostics on the trackpad itself. The one interesting thing I noted was that the button-stickiness only seemed to happen in applications (IE, Word, etc.) - the button "stickiness" didn't happen when scrolling through Windows... Read more

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i have a dell Inspiron 1440 running on windows 7. whenever i either start or wake from sleep, the trackpad has a situation where the left click become the right click and the right click does nothing. I have to crrl+alt+del task manager and then close the window out to get the mouse back to normal. I checked and im on the most updated version of windows. Please help with this annoying problem.

A:odd trackpad issue with trackpad

for such kind of problems sometimes a driver update works.
u can open ur device manager and then by chhosing the mouse u can update its driver online..
hope this will work.

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

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

A:X250 SIM Not Recognized

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Really disappointed in new X250

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

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

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

A:X250 Spacebar

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

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

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

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

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

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My brother got a X240 with a regular 1TB HDD, and I'm looking to help him with upgrading to an internal SSD for the OS/Apps. I first thought it just used a regular mSATA, but it apparently uses a new style called M.2.
 
Unfortunately I can't seem to find any info on what's supported, how large can they be, etc...
 
My local computer store has this for M.2 in 512gb size, would this fit in the X240?
 
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=179_1229_1296&item_id=072253

A:X240 M.2 SSD

Howdy HiVolt,
 
I don't think that one will fit.  There are several different lengths of m.2 SSDs and the one in the X240 is 42mm.  The one you linked is longer than that.
 
Up until recently the highest capacity 42mm part was 128GB IIRC, but I think someone has come out with a 256GB 42mm unit.  [edit] I'm not able to verify that just now.  [more edit] Yes I am.  See post below.
 
Here's their compatibility list.  Please note I have no personal experience with this company.
 
http://www.mydigitaldiscount.com/m.2-ngff-ssd-compatibility-list.html
 
Z.

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Hello. Is it possible to use FDE in Lenovo X240 via any built in feature (in Bios or another brand software)?Does processor support the encryption directly?How safe is HDD password? Can I remove HDD and plug it in another pc and read sectors? 

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I've had a x250 for a year and recently has developed an issue where the screen will display black/purple/green blocks(Look at pictures for reference) and I'll be forced to force shutdown my laptop and power it up again to resolve the issue. Could someone please enlighten me on the cause!


























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A:x250 display problem

Welcome to the forum!
 
 
Looks like a defective panel to me.  Was any driver update done lately? What happens if you press with your fingers on the borders of the display? (Try putting some pressure in different places).
 
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Hi all,I had a problem when upgrading my Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 due to Intel(R) HD Graphics 5500.I have been using the latest version of the graphic card, and I don't think it help. Notification? Can u give the solution for this case? Because I think this Laptop is good enough to run Windows 10.Even the notebook with the lower spec can run and install it without any problem. Thanks

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

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













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A:Issues with m.2 SSD drive on X250

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

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

wilson638,there isn't separate slot for small SSD. This laptop can be equipped by the 2nd 2.5" drive (SSD including) in the DVD bay via adapter.Note, you have to remove cache application (Express Cache) before removing of the m.2 SSD.
 
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I have X250 (Windows 7) with HD TN (non IPS) display and would ike to upgrade it to FHD IPS.Please advice me if it worth to do as I dodn't  have expiriene of using FHD resolution on 12,5'' screen size.How text is readable?How text is sharp? in comparison to HD TN that I have at this moment.Will I loose warranty if I replace te screen in local PC repair service?Thank you for your time and  advice.











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

Hello,
 
I'm not a Lenovo employee, so cannot answer some of your questions exactly, but let me try to answer as a fellow X250 user who went from an HD IPS (1366×768) to FHD IPS (1920×1080) panel about nine hours ago.
 

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

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

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Hi, I have an X250 with Windows 10. Recently my touchpad button got mechanically stuck, so I removed the touchpad, fiddled with the button until it would release when pressed, and I put everything back together. Unfortunately now the touchpad is not working as before. These are the symptoms: 1. Touchpad often freezes for several minutes, though I can use a USB mouse without any problems. It seems it freezes when CPU is hight, or if I click too many times the touchpad, or make too many gestures. For example if I try to move the cursor in circles, the touchpad freezes, along with the buttons and tracker. 2. Sometimes when I press left click, I get the scroll cursor as if I pressed the  middle button.  Was anyone confronted with this problem? My suspicion is that I might not have plugged in the connector cable properly. I have struggled to put the cable back in the touchpad but I didn't want to break it. Any ideas how to push that cable in the touchpad, or how I can know if it's properly connected? Thanks.

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

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Hello all,The built-in "Lenovo Update" agent program recommended a BIOS update v1.23 (it's a critical update), so I did. And then my system doesn't boot: it's hangs on the "Starting Windows" logo page (Windows 7 64 bit). So I am trying to rollback to the last working version v1.21. Confirmed that my machine is type 20CL, went here, go the bootable CD, successfully went to the BIOS Update Utility, and then it said: "system program file is not correct for this system" ? The followings settings in BIOS were applied to try enable a rollback of BIOS but failed...??? * I am sure: - my download was correct- no issue on handling the ISO burning to CD- this has nothing to do with Windows or operating system* Any idea folks?I really really need my system back... Thanks.Angus 

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

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I have always used the m.2 slot as a boot drive with out issues.  I have recently upgraded to a much larger m.2 1TB drive and while it boots 40/50% of the time the other 50/60% it can't find the drive and goes to boot mode.  I then have to turn off the pc by holding the power button, wait 10 - 15 seconds, (i usually unplug everything) and then it starts up blazingly fast. The SSD works great outside of the pc as well I can't figure out how to solve this, there is nothing wrong with the SSD and the only issues i have are with booting and i hope i am describing the problem clear enough I am in legacy mode not UEFI if that makes any difference Does anyone have idea on how to fix this, as its driving me nuts

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










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A:Any Issues with X250 and Using 3 Monitors?

Hi Technobob,
 
I'm using a ThinkPad X240 daily on a ThankPad Ultra Dock with two 1920x1080 DisplayPort monitors simultaneously with the X240 LCD. Also have an X250 which occasionally gets plugged in to the same dock and all three monitors work, no issues.
 
Hope this helps!

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

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

A:is it possible to get x250 expresscard capable?

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

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Hi I bought a 2nd hand x250 online and when i reaached home i noticed battery 1 was no available for use. I contacted the seller and he said that it did not come with one. So it just has an extended external battery that came with it. I am confused because i have another model when has one internal and i bought an external (extended) battery so i have two. I had no idea that some models do NOT have an internal battery. Can i buy one and fit an internal battery myself or are some models not compatible with an internal battery?

A:X250 internal battery

Hi joysleep1,Warm Greetings & welcome to Lenovo Community, happy to have you here.
 
Internal battery is optional in ThinkPad x250, it can upgraded later on, below are the compatible batteries for your model from parts list.

45N1113   Internal,3c,23Wh,LiIon,LGC
45N1109   Internal,3c,23Wh,LiIon,PAN
45N1773  Internal,3c,23Wh,LiIon,PAN
45N1111   Internal,3c,23Wh,LiIon,SON

I hope the above information helped you.
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 
Regards,Prabhansh_______________________________________________Tap that Kudos button if I helped.If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!

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Hi All, I have Sierra EM7445 WWAN card and have X250 machine, while seraching the net about how can I use this card on my machine, I found and article on Zukato.com (HERE) about using this wwan card on x250 after changing the vendor and product id's. But author has not mentioned it clearly that How can a layman change the id's. Can anyone here explain about how can I do that ? Thanks in advance ! MK 

A:Using Sierra EM7445 on X250

I?m still using a previous generation Lenovo laptop, X240. It includes an m.2 slot for WWAN devices. All WWAN devices are currently using USB interface, and none are using PCI-E, so only USB connectors are required to function in laptop?s m.2 slot. USB version in X240 and X250 is 2.0 only. And Sierra Wireless EM7445 supports USB 3.0 already, so even if the device is capable of receiving LTE data very fast, using carrier aggregation, there still can be a real bottleneck in data throughput, because the device will need to fallback to the older USB 2.0 protocol when coupled with a previous generation laptop, like X240 or X250.Also every time I turn my laptop on or wake up it from sleep, I?m getting a Windows notification ?This device can perform faster. Please connect it to a USB 3.0 port?. Lto 6 tapes

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(Obviously after update to BIOS 1.23) my Thinkpad X250 (Windows 10 Pro 1607) always boots into BIOS. I am able to start the X250 via F12 but this can't be the longterm solution. I already tried with no success: Windows 10 start repairBootrec /fixmbrBIOS:Optimized defaultsSecure Boot disabledUEFI and LegacyLegacy firstOnly LegacyDisable "Execution Prevention" (https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/X240-cannot-boot-windows-7-64-bit-after-upgra...)Do you have any idea(s)? Thanks - Michael 

A:X250 always boots into BIOS

Sounds like your boot order is messed up.  Boot into the BIOS.  Go to startup/boot.  What does it say for the order?  Hit F9 to load defaults.  Try again

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My x250's CPU temperature approaches 90+ degrees when I try to watch youtube videos on Chrome/Firefox. I can hear the whiny fan speed up. I usually have the power setting at Maximum Performance in Power Manager. Is this the nature of core i ulv cpus?

A:X250 i7-5600u Heating Up

That shouldn't be normal. Propably, there is something wrong with the fan assembly or the thermal grease.

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My X250 suddenly could not resume from sleep. When pushing the power button the green light comes on, the keyboard light comes up and turns off after approx 1 second and the fan starts for about 3 seconds and then stops. Nothing shows on the screen. When trying to turn off the computer the green light disappears after holding the button for about 1 second. I have tried removing the internal battery, the external. Removed RAM, removed CMOS battery. Resetting the bios via the Emergency hole. Anybody with some good advice? What can I try? Is my laptop bricked?

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