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I am looking for a speaker system under $50, and was looking at two different sets. The logitech X230 and X240. I noticed that the X230 has a more powerful subwoofer and satellite rating. The X240 is more expensive, but IS that because of better sound or just the ipod dock? I have an ipod so that would be helpful, but I definately don't want to sacrifice any sound quality.
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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

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I saw few people have problem with this, It was **bleep** hard for me to find what was wrong with my laptop, It just lost its power (instant power-off) from time to time, It was like that for like a half a year, I couldn't figure what was wrong with it. It was totally clean inside and wasn't overheating ,ran all the tests- all was fine, battery also was fine, so is power supply and power module.The thing that fixed it- Was Changing CPU thermal compound, it had dried out really bad and was causing this gremlin.. Even though I didn't believe that it could be the problem because it didn't had overheating issues. Spent $1 on the compound from ebay and the laptop has been fine for over 2months now.In case anyone has the same problem or comes up when searching this post- that's the thing that will fix it even if it sounds weird.

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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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Dear all, I need information to make sure about SSD that compatible with x240. In my country there are too few brand and type of SSD, I found PLEXTOR M5 Pro Xtreme 512GB with SATA III & 7mm thickness. Is the SSD compatible to x240 (SATA interface & operational)? Thanks a lot for your help. Best regards, Wong 













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A:x240 SSD compatibility

Hi Wong,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
As per your query we understood that your query is about SSD compatibility on ThinkPad X240.
 
We regret to inform you that the ThinkPad X240 will support maximum up 256GB SSD SATA3 drive.
 
For complete details on all the hardware specification please click here.
 
Hope this helps.
 
Best regards,

Hemanth Kumar






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Changed system board and during post get 3 beeps twice then 1 beep. Does anyone know what this means?

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Hi, We are experiencing issues with our x240-x260's Win 7 64-bit laptops Windows 8.1 and up seem to be ok so far The CPU is reaching 70 degrees and even goes up to 75 degrees in one case we have seen so far We have checked the task manager and the CPU looks fine, everything is appearing normal (CPU levels are average not high at all). Memory is also looking fine. Battery is also dead between an hour or 2 as well. Has anyone else experienced this issue? Thanks

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Dear All, i have Lenovo X240 which I bought from France two years ago. It's serial number is PF00YEU9. Currently i am in the UAE on an international assignment. I took my laptop to local service dealer for screen replacement for dead pixels but he refused to take the laptop, saying he was.not sure whether the laptop covered under international warranty or not. He asked to to talk to Lenovo customer service at 800035702810, and if they agree, I've to show an email evidence to local dealer that it is covered under international warranty. I tried on this number but it's not responding. I tried to find customer support email but it's not available on lenovo's website. Only one month warranty is left on my laptop and I am not going to visit France in next couple of months. Please advise what to do? regards

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Just wondering if it were possible to swap a non-backlit keyboard with a backlit keyboard on the x240? If so, what is involved? I know that it was possible for the x230, but wasn't quite sure about the x240. Jeremy













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Yes, it's possible.Common question here. For examlpe:http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/T400-T500-and-newer-T-series/T440s-Backlit-Keyboard/m-p/1743845#M103650Another laptop series, the same solution. Of course, .pdf files differ.

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Dear All, i have Lenovo X240 which I bought from France two years ago. It's serial number is PF00YEU9. Currently i am in the UAE on an international assignment. I took my laptop to local service dealer for screen replacement for dead pixels but he refused to take the laptop, saying he was.not sure whether the laptop covered under international warranty or not. He asked to to talk to Lenovo customer service at 800035702810, and if they agree, I've to show an email evidence to local dealer that it is covered under international warranty. I tried on this number but it's not responding. I tried to find customer support email but it's not available on lenovo's website. Only one month warranty is left on my laptop and I am not going to visit France in next couple of months. Please advise what to do? regards

A:MY warranty on X240

Anybody please?

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I'm looking for a repository for old wireless drivers for the X240. We need to run some tests with old drivers vs. new but I can't find them to download.Thanks.

A:Old drivers for X240

Hello and welcome,
 
I don't have a direct answer but there may be a way to finesse this.
 
Just did some poking around in the Win 7 wifi drivers.  Using the 64-bit Win 7 Intel driver,  I copied the link to the latest and replaced the "version" part of the link with an older version extracted from the readme.
 
I was able to download nz0wh0w 2016/05/10 by modifying the link to the latest version.
 
Does that or similar get you what you need?
 
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I?m unsure if I?m doing the right thing here, never posted anything like this before. The X240 laptop I have was working yesterday, and I put it to sleep so I could continue working later. However now it won?t turn on at all, except the lights over the F1 key, F4 key, and Fn are on. It wasn?t plugged in, but this has never happened before. I?ve also taken out the battery in a myriad of different methods people have suggested online but there?s been no mention of the lights still on.  If if I could get some help, that?d be great. I don?t know much about computers.

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I recently purchased a refurbished x240 - I am having 2 issues, which I would welcome help with: 1. the areas with buttons on the top and bottom of the track pad also move the cursor - this often causes an inaccuracy, with the cursor moving slightly before or after pressing one of these buttons - is there anything which can do done about this, or is it a design fault? 2. my computer arrived with no internal battery, just a 6-cell external battery - the seller claims that the internal battery only functions if the external battery is a 3-cell, and that there is therefore no point in me purchasing an internal battery - can this be verified? Thanks for your help! 

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I would like to add NFC Module to my X240 20AL which originally does not have NFC on it.I found "04W3800 Foxconn 20792S NFC module without antenna" in the FRU list, but as it says, it is "without antenna". And I can't find any FRU for NFC antenna.Does this module needs an antenna to be purchased seperately. or it works fine if I just purchase the module 04W3800 and install it?

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Servicing a X240 laptop, m/n 20AMS0G10F, came in because of no AMT option available in the bios. Called Lenovo Tech Support, case#304TQ58, and replaced the system board. When laptop first powered on noticed AMT option was available, set the time and date, rebooted and ran the Maintance Disk ver 1.86, after input of the s/n and m/n rebooted the laptop and AMT option is now gone.Called Lenovo Tech Support again and was told to replace the board again, replaced the system board, powered the unit on and checked, AMT option was present, input the time and date, rebooted and ran the Maintance disk again, input s/n & m/n, reboot and again the AMT option is gone.Any AMT experts out there? Any way to bring this option back? HELP! Have another that had the board replaced, has AMT now but afraid to run Maintance disk. 

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Hello, In short, fn key does not work in lenovo x240 with latest bios update (2.35). I can swap fn and ctrl keys, and then function keys works via the ctrl key, but the fn key does not work as ctrl. I think this problem is OS independent (tried w10, w7, ubuntu). I have tried installing older bios for this model from the following page:https://support.lenovo.com/es/en/olddownloads/ds035950 But I can only install a few of the newest ones, as the older ones report that they are not compatibles with my system (though the readme says w7-w10 compatibility). No luck with any of the ones I could install. I also tried the hotkey features integration from here, no luck either:http://support.lenovo.com/es/en/downloads/ds029026  This question has been answered a gazillion times, but ill do it one more time as there is no solution posted anywhere. Examples:https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/X240-Fn-Key-not-responding/m-p/1551442/highli...https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/X240-Fn-key-not-working/m-p/1844428/highlight... Cheers and sorry for cloning this question one more time (I'm sure you can smell my desperation).

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Hi everybody, yesterday my X240 didn't wake up from sleep properly (LED backlight went on, nothing else happened), so I tried to restart it. When I hit the power button, the following happens:The power button LED and the Fn key LED light up and stay on.The red F1 and F4 LEDs briefly light up, as well as the keyboard backlight, but those go out after less than a second.I can hear some faint noise, the fan probably.Screen stays dark, no backlight. Connecting an external monitor does not help. I have tried to remove the power supply and external battery, pressed the Power button for 30 seconds, hit the emergency reset button, no results. Any ideas?

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Hello Each time i press space bar key, there is a very small delay before space appears on screen. So i make a lot of typing errors. Computer is X240, BIOS is 2.16, every driver is up to date. Windows is 8 PRO. It does the same with Windows 7 so i think it's a software issue. Lenovo E420 had that before and problem was fixed by a BIOS update.













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A:Space bar key delay on X240

Hi,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
Try this. Go to control panel -> Keyboard. Change the repeat delay to short and repeat rate to fast.
 
Try in different applications like Word/Notepad and in different browsers like Mozilla/chrome and check if the space key behaves in a similar way.
 
Best regards,
Mithun.





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Hi, I'm having problems with my X240. I'm running Windows 10. When I shut down the computer, it stays off for 2seconds and then boots back up. This only happens on battery power, when connected to AC the computer shuts down fine and stays off, BUT if I remove AC it boots up in 1 second.. This is really weird.I've disabled the "Turn on fast startup" option and had a look at the options in BIOS but no luck..BIOS version GIET87WW (2.37). Thanks in advance,Mart

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Hi,I bought a Thinkpad X240 a few months ago, it was working perfectly except the know bug of the "bottom left corner" which happened a few times.But a few days ago, the screen backlight suddenly stopped working. I put it to sleep, I came back home, I opened the lid and the screen didn't light up.The screen itself works perfectly (if you put a light on it you can see what's displayed), and there's no other problem.This doesn't seem to be a software problem since I doesn't work in the BIOS, nor in Windows or Linux.. Why does the backlight would suddenly stop working ? Thanks in advance,

A:Thinkpad X240 no backlight

Same here. The backlight is out in the bios as well so I believe mine is a hardware problem. For other thinkpads, I find people saying this is a surface mount fuse on the motherboard and can be "fixed" by bridging the fuse with solder. But I can't find a fuse near the display port that is bad. The most likely fuse I find is F2 on the backside of the board near the display port, but it doesn't measure as an option circuit so I don't think that one is bad. I will probably buy another broken laptop and swap parts.

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hallo, Anyone with a thinkpad notebook who a a cable to the screen,outside the hinge? (see attachment) After a service provider put in a new keybord on my thinkpad x240I saw a cable to the screen going outside from board to screen along the screen-hinge of my notebook. I guess it's not like it should be.More over, I wonder of this wires could be easily damaged this way.What do you think?I added a picture. Also I wonder if there's anyone with a laptop who can see a wire on the outsideof the hinge of the screen. photo: see attachment (close-up of cable going from board to screen) 

























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The INSERT key on my X240 doesn't want to function at all ... either by itself or in conjunction with another key such as SHIFT - INSERT ... Why?













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A:INSERT key on X240 not functioning ... such as whe...

What app are you trying to use with the insert key?
 
For example, newer versions of MS Word have that key disabled by default
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982946
 

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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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Hi folks, I have an X240 that just ran out of warranty. I was having some intermittent hard drive troubles so I sent it in before the end of the warranty, and it came back with a new hard drive. Unfortunately, it no longer recognises my external batteries - I have two, both genuine Lenovo, one 68 and one 68+. Lenovo won't fix it as they say it's related to the battery latch being broken, but the battery latch has been broken for a whole year and the batteries always worked just fine. When I first got the computer back the batteires weren't showing up in Windows power manager, but I could see them in Lenovo Settings where they were showing as "good" condition. The 68+ had 5% charge and the 68 had about 80% charge.  I did a heap of Windows updates etc. which didn't fix it, then tried to "reset" the 68+ through Lenovo Settings, after which it stopped showing up there at all. I now get a message about a battery error when I boot to Windows. I haven't put the 68 back in for while, though I guess I could to see if it still shows up. I'm wondering if anyone has any ideas why the computer might have suddenly stopped recognising the batteries, and anything I can try to try to get my battery life back (going from about 10 hours to about 1 hour makes the computer kind of useless for what I use it for). As I said, I'd be very surprised if it was to do with the latch, as that's been the same for ages. Thanks in advance

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Hi, My dad is sending me his x240 that he no longer uses. I want to learn about upgrading the laptop. 1. SSD Drive (upgrade from old SATA to SSD)- What type of drive is required?- What tools do I need to replace the hard drive? 2. Operating system- How do I do a fresh install of the operating system once I have upgraded the drive to a new SSD drive? There is no CD/DVD.  3. Battery- How do I replace the battery to a new one to get better battery life?- Where do I buy it/ what type do I need? 4. RAM- The laptop will not be used intensively. MS Office, emails and browsing. Maybe a bit of photo editing/viewing. Will I need to upgrade from 4GB?- If so, how do I do this/what type of RAM is required? Thanks,  

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Greetings,I have Lenovo ThinkPad X240 Laptop Configuration is following: i7-4600U(3.3GHz), 8GB RAM, 1TB 5400rpm HD, 12.5in 1366x768 LCD, ...Currently trying to do an upgrade. Already decided for SSD upgrade and now checking the RAM upgrade.Unfortunatly, I have found out that X240 has only one memory slot. Also I have found out following information: "Haswell processors all can take only 8GB UDIMMs or SO-DIMMs". Am I right understanding that RAM upgrade (e.g. to DDR3L SODIMM 16Gb, 1600MHz, CL11, 1.35V) is not possible at all? Thanks in advance.

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I just got a 2nd hand X240 in a good condition. The problem is that even with the smallest of tasks, my fan spins up and the estimated battery life drops immediately. Just surfing the internet, nothing heavy, download a file, and ffffff the fan starts, the vent is spewing heat and the battery life drops to 90 mins. I've never seen any of this behaviour on any of my laptops. Anyone a suggestion? I have a clean install of Windows 10, browse with Edge, and fairly conservative power settings that I always use on my laptops. (most settings on power saving, cpu between 5-100%)





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Estimados,Mi Notebook Lenovo X240 hace unos meses derepente luego de modo sleep y abrir el la pantalla no prendió. La solución parcial que encontré fue desconectar y reconectar la batería.A veces cuando enciende es como si ubiera estado en modo sleep y otras veces es como si se ubiera reiniciado. Esto es totalmente al azar. He leido que hay una batería interna, será eso? Espero que me puedan ayudar. Saludos,

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My cpu speed is stuck at 0.77GHz when it supposed to be 1.9GHz ~ 2.49GHz

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Edit: Found it I think! These two part numbers: 04X3939 04X3827 Hi  Wondering if anyone can help me in finding the part number for this daughter board/caddy/housing (not sure what it's called!) so that I can connect up an M.2 SSD to my laptop. I did take the laptop apart and can see the blank space where an M.2 drive would go, but I don't see the following metal part with ribbon cable (which I refer to as a board/caddy/housing above):  Cheers

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Hello, I am using an X240 with the following specs: Processor:  i5-4300 CPU @ 1.90 GHz 2.50 GHzRAM: 8.0 GBSystem: 64 bit, Windows 7No external monitors When my computer lid is closed and it automatically sleeps it is not possible to wake it again when I open the lid. I will move the mouse (both the external and the built in), touch the keys, and even push the power button and it will not wake up. The power button light remains solid. The only way I have figured out how to wake it up is if I plug in a VGA cable that is connected to an external monitor or projector.Does anyone know how to fix this?  

A:X240 will not wake from sleep

First step is to look in the event log to se if a device is throwing a message about a problem entering the sleep state.

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Hi, We have x240 laptop on warranty.Cpu average temp 80+ CAlready replaced cooler with fan.I know that i7-4600U max temp is 100.But it looks strange for me, without any load the core temp is 75-80...... Any ideas?Thanks

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Dear all, After I purchase my X240 I realized that I dont have BACKLIT KEYBOARD than I order it via service center and got it by Fedex 2 days ago...Today a tehnican replaced keyboard, but again backlit dont work ...nothing happends  Keyboard itself works perfectly but Fn+Spacebar not show anything and keyboard dont "blink" at any point ...  Any1 can help with this please  I invest a lot of money to get it and still not working ....   Thank you all in advance ...  Rgds













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hallo, After a service provider put in a new keybord on my thinkpad x240I saw a cable to the screen outside my notebook. I guess it's no good. What do you think?I added a picture. Please give feedback if you have knowledge,I feel some insecure on these matters.seet attachment, thanks, Joph

























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Hello The headset that I have with me has two separate jacks - one for mic and other for audio. But Lenovo X240 wouldn't support it as it has only a single port. Can you suggest what splitter/adapter I can use to connect my headset with the laptop. My headset has a 3.5 mm jack for audio and mic. Thank you.

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I have recently purchased a ASUS Zenscreen MB16AC to use with my Lenovo X240. Unfortunately whenever i plug it in using the USB port I receive an error sign saying it is not compatible and my device does not support DP Alt mode and i need to download the correct drivers from the site. I have visited the ASUS website and downloaded the recommended drivers but still receive the same error message. I am starting to wonder if the X240 even has the capabalities to use USB display - can anyone confirm if that is the case - and if it can, can you recommend what i would need to get the display to show? Thanks

A:X240 compatible with USB Display?

Hi Jamesk1, and welcome to the Lenovo User Community!
 
Looks like the display works with USB 3.0. The X240 has one USB 3.0 port, #4 in this picture:
 

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I am faceing with a problem with my x240 thinkpad. I want to boot it up but it didn't. I noticed strange sounds, it was the hdd. I've tried to boot it up with a new one and enter the bios. It was stuck on the lenovo screen for a few minutes without any response, after it dissappeared and it showed up an icon requesting a password or code I guess. Please help me!
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Mod's Edit: updated model information in Subject line and moved post to the correct forum
 

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My Thinkpad X240 only comes with an external battery pack, no internal.  I usually power down my laptop at the end of the day.  The following day it won't power on.  I have to remove and re-insert back the battery pack before it turns on. If I power down and leave the laptop for 2hrs it will power up without me having to remove and re-insert back the battery pack.  But if I leave the laptop powered down for more than 3hrs I have to do the process to turn it back on. The battery charges normally, I usually get 4hrs out of the 6 cell pack. I ran the Lenovo Solution Center Comprehensive Tests, no errors found.  I also did the rest button but it won't power on without going thru the process of battery removal.    

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Hello,I'm sitting here absolutely confounded. I just reinstalled Windows on my x240 and decided that, while I was at it, I might as well remove my BIOS password, as I am no longer in school. I primarily use my laptop at home, so a password isn't really necessary.I go into the BIOS and straight to the security tab. I start disabling everything that is enabled and related to Supervisor password, Boot-up password, Start-up password and so forth. At one point, I am prompted to type in my current password and next to fill in my new password and to type it in once more. Being somewhat familiar with how unintuitive a BIOS can be, I leave the fields where I have to type in my new password blank, thinking that the BIOS will then assume that I want to have no password. I leave the fields empty and hit ENTER. It accepts this for some reason. I get a system halt for some reason and my laptop reboots. I am then prompted to type in my BIOS password as per usual, but it won't accept the password I usually use, which means there's an active password, but no longer the one that I've set prior to this. I try different passwords, I try just hitting ENTER, but no luck.I am locked out of my laptop and every Google result even remotely related to my issue suggests that I have to purchase a new motherboard for my x240. Really?I did not set a new password, I left the fields BLANK and hit ENTER. I have no idea what the password could be.I figured perhaps the BIOS password reverts to a prior password,... Read more

A:Lenovo x240 LOCKED OUT

Ok, this is embarassing but it might be something to learn from.I just remembered the very first BIOS password I set. I tried it, and it worked. Leaving the fields blank caused my BIOS to revert to the earliest password, which is the password I set prior to the one I am using now.Either that, or my supervisor password and my start-up password were different.Anyway, feel free to mark my thread as resolved or just delete it.

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