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X220 and bluetooth and cannot activate

Q: X220 and bluetooth and cannot activate

hi I have x220 + win 10, just bought bluetooth headphones but cannot activate bluetooth. FN+F5 does not set the bluetooth on. when checking bluetooth in setting is listed but is not button on-off or anything. do i need some drivers? i checked it but there is none for Win 10...thx 4 help. Blanka

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Preferred Solution: X220 and bluetooth and cannot activate

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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The x220 has blluetooth 3 which is obsolete, it was when the machine was delivered, so much for this year's tech so new wi-fi cards have bluetooth 4 or even 4 so if I disable the bluetooth in the BIOS it also disables the wi-fi card too, so any suggestions on how to get rid of the problem? I tried removing the daughter board, that did not work out well, this is one of many headaches I will be criticising lenovo for on my website 

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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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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 just got Thinkpad x220, but I wonder, i can't activate bluetooth ...i tried activating from BIOS but it didn't working...at BIOS i can't chose Enable/Disable. Help!!

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Hi,
My x220 has bluetooth hardware and it worked in windowns 8. It looks like lenovo did not update the drive because now it is not detected in windowns 10. I really need bluetooth. What can you do?
 
Moderator note:  post moved to its own thread.  Subject edited to match content.  Was:  Re: X220 Bluetooth problem

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I ordered my X220 with Bluetooth 3.0 and it is listed in the order sheet. I am now trying to use it for the first time to connect a Bluetooth mouse, but having no success. In fact, I can't find Bluetooth anywhere in the system. There is no Bluetooth in the Control Panel and I can't find it in the Device Manager. I tried installing the 6.4.0.1500 Bluetooth device drivers from the Lenovo website. Apparently it was already installed and it asked if I wanted to do a repair installation. I selected repair installation but at the end it reported "No Bluetooth device was detected. Please make sure that your Bluetooth device is plugged in properly in order to continue". Is it missing from my X220? Is there something to enable in the BIOS (I can't find anything)? Richard BTW, my system is type 4286-CTO according to ThinkVantage Tools and the sticker on the laptop. When I go to Download Drivers & Software on the Lenovo site and use Run Auto-Detect, it displays "ThinkPad X220i (4286-CTO)" (it should be X220 not X220i). If I manually select the system instead of using auto-detect, under X220 I can select 4286 but CTO is not listed.













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A:X220 missing Bluetooth

Is your Bluetooth LED on?  It's the second one from the left, next to the WLAN LED. You can activate Bluetooth by pressing Fn + F5.





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Hello,I own a stock x220 with an i7.I would like to use the Microsoft Designer Bluetooth mouse. Apparently that mouse uses bluetooth 4.0, which my laptop does not have (2.1 i believe but i am not sure and don't know how to check either). Will I be able to connect and use that mouse? Thank you












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A:X220: connecting a bluetooth 4.0 mouse

Hello,
According to the X220's hardware maintenance manual, the ThinkPad X220 contains a Bluetooth Daughter Card BDC-2.1, with FRU# (part#) of 60Y3271 or 60Y3275.  Searching on those FRU numbers reveals this page on the independent ThinkWiki site which says those cards are Bluetooth 3.0.  It also mentions that the part is likely to be swappable with a new Bluetooth 4.0 BDC card.
 
From looking at the details [age for the Microsoft Designer Bluetooth Mouse, it mentions Bluetooth Smart/Bluetooth 4.0 compatibility and specifically says "Bluetooth 4. enabled devices" in the System Requirements.
 
It is still possible that the mouse will work with the older Bluetooth 3.0 card, but just consume more power.  Or, you may need to replace the Bluetooth Daughter Card inside the X220 or use an external Bluetooth 4.0 USB adapter with it.  It would probably be best to check with Microsoft for an authoritative answer.
 
Regards,
 
Aryeh Goretsky
 

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Greetings folks,  I would like to seek your prompt support to resolve my technical issue as I upgraded the Operating System of my laptop Lenovo X220 from Windows 7 to 10. Unfortunately, I couldn't locate the Bluetooth driver on my computer, so I communicated this issue to Microsoft. They just told me that Lenovo has apparently not yet released a Bluetooth Driver for Win 10. Please advise.!! Regards, 

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Anyone else encountered and solved this problem? I upgraded about 2.5 weeks ago and have looked everywhere for a solution. I finally got the wireless radio settings to apear when I press Fn+F5 but no bluetooth option exists. Today when I decided I had wasted enough time and tried to go back to Windows 7, it won't let me even though I still have Windows.old and it is whin the 30 day window. I feel stuck. I like Windows 10 but not having bluetooth makes me wish I would have left well enough alone and stayed with Windows 7. Anyone have a fix for either of these problems?

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OS: Windows 10 64bits with latest sys update in 2017Thinkvantage update: no updates needed (all latest)Driver: 2006/6/1 version from Microsoft, Lenovo drivers seems discountinued and cannot be found anywhere on its support pages (Anyone can find it? I remember it used to be a standalone driver for the bluetooth version of the compact keyboard)Tried: BIOS settings (toggle of Fn/Ctrl, Enable Lock), latest BIOS version but not working at all.Workaround: I have to press: Fn + F4 + Alt in order to close a window, which has the same effect as F4 + Alt. But can't live wiz this because it's transforming a 2 button job into a weird 3 button job.Note: This problem only occurs with all my bluetooth compact keyboards, but doesn't affect the normal FnLk functions on the USB version of Thinkpad Compact Keyboard.  The wireless keyboard is really handy except the FnLk not working that kills anyone wiz a habit of shortcuts involving Fn + keys. Plz kindly help. 













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A:FnLK not working (X220 with Thinkpad Compact Bluetooth Keyboard with TrackPoint)

Found the latest driver specifically for the Bluetooth wireless Compact Keyboard with TrackPoint:https://support.lenovo.com/us/zh/solutions/pd026744 Installed and now it works fine wiz my X220. Thanks.

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Hi everyone, The problem happened unexpectedly, i.e., I didn't install any software, didn't update the BIOS, didn't change the hardware. Just one morning after the laptop booted as usual (in Linux), the problem appeared and keeps on appearing every morning ever since.The problem: each key on the column "9-o-l-." when pressed started to activate (also) another key on the keyboard: "9" activates F11, "o" increases the audio volume,  "l" mutes the audio speaker, and "." mutes the microphone. This is even visible on the keyboard LEDs "Speaker muted" and "Microphone muted."The problem appears consistently in both Windows and Linux, and even before any OS boots (on the BIOS/Setup screen). However, after the laptop works for about an hour, the problem disapears (i.e., the keys don't activate other keys) and it does not appear until the next time I boot on the next day. I ran the keyboard tests on Windows and they passed.Strangely enough, Shift +(problematic key) works correctly, i.e., gives the uppercase character of the corresponding key. However, Alt+(problematic key) gives the same problem as without Alt.The following workaround works: I disable (in Linux) the shortcuts for the affected audio controls, so when "o" or "l" is pressed, the expected character "o" or "l" gets properly typed and is shown. Key "." cannot be deactivated as shortcut, but it both mutes the speaker and also correctly types "." (so annoying, but workable). Thus, it appears that when key "o" is pres... Read more

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Hi everyone, The problem happened unexpectedly, i.e., I didn't install any software, didn't update the BIOS, didn't change the hardware. Just one morning after the laptop booted as usual (in Linux), the problem appeared and keeps on appearing every morning ever since.The problem: each key on the column "9-o-l-." when pressed started to activate (also) another key on the keyboard: "9" activates F11, "o" increases the audio volume,  "l" mutes the audio speaker, and "." mutes the microphone. This is even visible on the keyboard LEDs "Speaker muted" and "Microphone muted."The problem appears consistently in both Windows and Linux, and even before any OS boots (on the BIOS/Setup screen). However, after the laptop works for about an hour, the problem disapears (i.e., the keys don't activate other keys) and it does not appear until the next time I boot on the next day. I ran the keyboard tests on Windows and they passed.Strangely enough, Shift +(problematic key) works correctly, i.e., gives the uppercase character of the corresponding key. However, Alt+(problematic key) gives the same problem as without Alt.The following workaround works: I disable (in Linux) the shortcuts for the affected audio controls, so when "o" or "l" is pressed, the expected character "o" or "l" gets properly typed and is shown. Key "." cannot be deactivated as shortcut, but it both mutes the speaker and also correctly types "." (so annoying, but workable). Thus, it appears that when key "o" is pres... Read more

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Hello, I recently bought some wireless headphones, I tried to connect then using ''Add Device'' and I couldn't detect my wireless headphones but then, I found out that I can't turn on my Bluetooth.
My Bluetooth device is Bluetooth Audio Bus Device. I would like an answer as soon as possible.
Let me show you a screenshot:

Thanks for reading.

A:Can't activate Bluetooth.

Does you computer have a bluetooth adapther?

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I have Dell Inspiron 530s.

For some reason I can't connect my cell phone to the computer via Bluetooth. When I click Bluetooth Devices > Bluetooth Settings, nothing happens, and when I click "Add Wireless Device" the computer can't find my cell phone.

Any help is appreciated.
 

A:How to activate Bluetooth?

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Hello

I have a Libretto U100 and I would like to activate bluetooth permanently, but at the moment each time I reboot it is always turned off.

The result I want is that wifi & bluetooth be turned on at all times.

Thank you for your help.

A:How to activate bluetooth permanently?

Well not very active the Tosh forum!

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My laptop is not allowing me to turn in the bluetooth. I have a windows 10. I don't have a change Bluetooth settings option. Plz help

A:How do I activate Bluetooth in Windows 8?

Hi, What is your machine ? Please use the following instructions to find out the model/product of your machine:  http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00033108Regards.

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I have an Envy 4-1130us ultrabook that is really nice, but I can't get my bluetooth to work.  It did work for about a week, but somehow is now failing.  I attempted to go into pc settings > wireless and turn the bluetooth to "on" but it is not allowing this.  I have also tried using f12, but it is only activating the wi fi. FYI - I was using the bluetooth for a wireless mouse.  Anything else I might try?

A:How do I activate Bluetooth in Windows 8?

  Hello, I see that you're having an issue activating the Bluetooth on your notebook. I noticed you have already done a couple of steps to try and resolve this issue.  I will list a couple of steps for you to follow, let me know if this resolves your issue. 1.     Press the Windows  + W key.2.     Type Bluetooth into the Search field.Figure 20: Searching for BluetoothClick Change Bluetooth settings from the list of results.Click the box next to Show the Bluetooth icon in the notification area , and then click Apply .Figure 21: Showing the Bluetooth icon in the notification areaThe Bluetooth icon  displays in the notification area in the lower right.Double-click the Bluetooth icon  to access common tasks for Bluetooth devices.Figure 22: Bluetooth menuTips for finding a Bluetooth deviceIf Windows cannot detect the Bluetooth device, check the following items:Make sure that wireless communication is turned on (Notebook computers only) Make sure that Bluetooth is turned on and set to be discoverable on the device. When a device is set to be discoverable, it uses radio signals to broadcast its location to other Bluetooth devices and computers.A device such as a wireless mouse or a keyboard, might have a button on it that you need to push.A device such as a Bluetooth mobile phone, might have a setting in the menu that you nee... Read more

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Hi everyone. I've updated my computer to Windows 10 for a month and now i can not activate wifi and bluetooth at the same time. This didn't happen when my computer was windows 7. Plesase help me. Many Thanks !!!

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Hello, can someone help?

Tecra R840, BIOS 4.1, Win 7 64bit, everything up to date.

Bluetooth can not be activated. The driver offered are instaliert, Bt is in the BIOS to enable. However, the lamp does not come on.
In the SysStrg no error message, everything is OK.

Where is my thoughts error?
In addition, wireless can not FN + F8 turn -but that is rather unimportant, it just amazes me.

I also find a faint image of Toshiba: no German manual and in English
Version is suddenly still the 850s talk.

best regards
Harry

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Recently I received a new set of wireless, bluetooth headphones as a Father's day gift. I have successfully paired the headphones to my smartphone and my laptop, Acer Aspire running Windows 8.1. I have no problems using the phones with the smartphone, but the laptop is my problem. The "Control Panel" under "Sound" shows the phones, but they are designated as "Disconnected". Nothing I do can activate the device, and no help from MS and their literature shows me nothing beyond what I've already done. Under "Devices and Printers", the phones are shown as recognized but still they don't work. I don't know if I just have not found the correct toggle to turn on the phones or if it's something else. I'd hate to return the headphones since they were a gift from the "kids", but if these cannot be useful, I have no choice. Please help!!!!

OGL
 

A:activate bluetooth wireless headphones

Right click the Volume icon (in the Notification Area) - Playback devices. Are the headphones listed? If so, you can probably make them the default and, hopefully, that's all it will take.
 

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how to activate bluetooth in  HP 15-ac040TU laptop? I could not find anything named bluetooth... kindly help me to enable bluetooth....

A:how to activate bluetooth in HP 15-ac040TU laptop

Dear Customer< Please go through the below document to identify the issue:http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01060335#AbT0   Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee

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Hello All,

I'm having Dell Inspirion N5010. When i try to install Bluetooth driver it asks me "Activate Bluetooth Using Wireless Switch" . I tried to press f2 & fn+f2. But no changes. I went to BIOS and Everything was enabled and proper. How do i get rid of this problem?Please help me!!!
 

A:Activate Bluetooth Using Wireless Switch??

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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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I have a bluetooth mouse and keyboard set (logitech dinovo), that works fine on the log-in screen when i boot the computer, but once you click log in, the mouse and keyboard stop responding for 1-2 minuites. Then they come back, and are fine for the rest of the session.

Why does it take so long? Can't i just keep it in whatever mode it's in at startup so theres no delay?
thanks,

nick
 

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I have a Windows 2012 R2 server running as my KMS host. This server has been in production for over 18 months. It services both Windows 7 Pro, Ent, Win8.1, Office 2010 Pro Plus and Office 2013 Pro. I set this KMS up via the VLS on 2012 and manage it via
VMAT 3.0 version 6.2.9200.0. After I replaced my 2012 server kms host key with the newer one that would activate Windows 10, did an offline via telephone activation. My issue is that now I can activate all my servers (2012 r2) but cannot activate any Windows
7 Pro/Ent workstations. My main error is "The software licensing service reported that the product could not be activated. No key management service (KMS) could be contacted. With that being said, I've checked to ensure that the KMS service is running
and that port 1688 is open. This was accomplished using PortQryUI. I also have verified that the KMS host is properly registered in DNS. Within the KMS event logs, I have Evt ID#12290 and in the Volume Activation Management Tool logs I have VMAT Runtime Evt
ID#1000 with error 0xC004F074. On any given WS (Win7) the Application event log shows Evt ID#12288 with 0XC0000022, 0x00000000 as it starter, with no #12289 entries. I've read where I should remove the newly installed host key, reboot, reinstall, activate
and then reboot. The strange thing is that when I run "slmgr.vbs /dlv all" I can see the newly installed host key as verified by the last 5 digits and it shows active and licensed. If I run "... Read more

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Hello,
I am trying to activate my windows as I am getting the genuine error.
I did was right click on computer --> properties

There is typically a place to enter a new product key but i dont see it. please see attachment

A:Cannot Activate no option to activate

Hi, welcome to the forums

If you type activate in to the start search box then click 'Activate Windows' this should take you the Windows activation screen.

My concern is that the 'Not Genuine' notification normlly occurs on pirated copies of Windows 7 with altered activation technology files. Is your copy legal?


   Warning
The use of, and request for help using pirated software is strictly prohibited on this forum as is giving/requesting certain activation information e.g. cracks or keys. As such, we shall not give assistance if the problem is due to bypassed activation.



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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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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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I don't know if is a problem with Win 10 or Lenovo. I have a lenovo M30-70 Laptop. Bluetooth-Qualcomm.Atheros QCA61x4 Bluetooth 4.1. I try to open a topic on microsoft.it but some people write that is a Lenovo problem, but I have the lenovo update ok. The problem error is "Il dispositivo USB\VID_0CF3&PID_3004\6&361793d2&0&7 richiede un'ulteriore installazione."the device requires an additional installation". This problem broke my wifi internet connection and I must use and internet cable with my home internet connection (adsl). with other wifi (ex. university, friends,) no problem.In the italian topic I describe all steps. Sorry the topic is write in italianhttps://answers.microsoft.com/it-it/windows/forum/windows_10-hardware/problema-driver-connessione-wi...

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Does anyone knows whether the Acer Aspire 5253-BZ661 laptop has a built-in bluetooth device in it? Reading from articles on the internet, I don't see any information regarding this laptop's particular model having a built-in bluetooth device in it but has a bluetooth driver and suite ready for the download at the acer main site.

A:Bluetooth driver for Acer Aspire 5253-BZ661 but no bluetooth hardware?

May be a option on some models.

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I've done everything but stand on my head and I cannot get the P50 and the Sony to see each other to pair. I use the headset everday at the gym with an iPod Nano with no problem. With the P50 I've tried "add a bluetooth device' and 'show bluetooth devices'. In neither instance does the Sony appear. Suggestion? Mark

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installed intel ac-3160 dual band + blue tooth in a Sony notebook system wont allow blue tooth to start.
also there is no interface available to connect any hardware to it, i know it has something to do with some Vaio software on the system.
it allows me to use dual band mode and it shows that blue tooth is present but disables it claiming interference with 2.4 GHz band. 
now i have had blue tooth dongles installed working while using 2.4 GHz band before with no issues, so i don't get the issue now.
any input would be appreciated. 
 
thankx Karl K

A:installed intel ac3160 dual band + bluetooth system wont allow bluetooth to star

Have you install latest driver for the intel ac-3160 device?

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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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the temprature is idle at 65c full load at 99c i tried change the thermal paste with CoolerMaster Mastergel Pro but nothing had been change idle at 65c full load at 98c cooling pad and vacuum cooling does not even do anything at all. does there another way to cooling down this laptop

A:My X220 is really overheating Please Help!

Welcome to the forum!
 
Difficult to say why after a repasting the temps are that high, let's give a look at a checkist I personally follow when repasting my ThinkPads:
 

Was the old paste properly cleaned from both heastink and CPU die? (Use 100% alcohol or Isopropyl for that)
Are the fan blades clean? First block the fan to prevent it from spinning and apply compressed air from the heatsink and from the top of the blades until you're sure is clean
Apply a very small amount of paste and distribute a very thin layer over the CPU
Is the heatsink sitting flat on the CPU?
Make sure to properly tight the screws 
Do the heatpipes look bent or damaged?

I have no experience with the thermal compound you used, I normally use Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut and my X220's don't overheat, when your temps get to 99°C, what applications are you using?
 
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I am aware of 2 main types of memory. SODIMM with 4 chips a side and 8 chips on a side. My old T500 is more sensitive to memory and it cannot use 4 chip per side DDR3 memory. My X220 is more recent but I stick to 8 chip memory mainly as if I upgrade I can toss the memory down the food chain. So can the X220 use 4 chip memory? 

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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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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?
 
Z.

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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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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, 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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I would like to upgrade my SSD in my X220 such that if I buy a new laptop, with high likelihood, the SSD can be used in the new model. After consulting a bit I was thinking of getting Samsung 860 EVO 1TB M.2 SATA Internal SSD (MZ-N6E1T0BW) along with QNINE M.2 Adapter to 2.5 SATA Enclosure, B & M Key SATA Based NGFF SSD Converter to 2.5 Inch SATA 3.... to let it fit in my x220. That way in the future, hopefully, I could use the M.2 SSD . Would that combination work in my x220?

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