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Q: X201 psu problem

Hi All, Have one of these PSUs (20Vdc round connector), and it has stopped working, and the module rattles when shaken. Can anyone advise how to access, so I can see if simple fix, or need to purchase a replacement... Doesn't appear to be any obvious access (screws under voltage label, etc.) Thanks, Dave

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Is it difficult to replace the screen latch on an X201 tablet?  I've worked on T series laptops replacing lcds and drives and the like.  Thanks for any info!











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A:X201 replacement latch on X201 tablet?

Welcome to the forum!
 
Well, it's not that difficult but you need to disassemble a lot of parts. This is fairly easy to do if you closely follow the instructions of Lenovo's Hardware Maintenance Manual, which you can download from here: click me!
 
Check chapter 8 -2040
 
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Hi, i just formatted my x201 to fresh install Win 7 Pro x64. factory default was 32 bit. i can not enable wireless adapter. i installed every driver related but it doesnt work. just  LAN ethernet cable enabled. i can connect to internet with ethernet cable only, not wireless. i installed Intel wireles LAN (11abgn, 11bgn, 11ac)  driver and Thinkpad 11bgn wireless LAN mini-PCI Express Adapter II it works when i restore factory default windows recovery disk but it doesnt work when i fresh install win 7 pro x64.  when i check device manager, it shows Other devices - Network Controller not installed or enabled. could you please tell me how can i fix this? i dont think it has a hardware problem because it works with 32 bit also i tried win 10 tech preview.  Thanks





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A:X201 Wireless problem

If you press Fn+F5, does the Wireless Radios dialog come up?

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I have a sound problem on my X201 Tablet.The speakers work fine, i tested them...but sound is not working at all.I tried multiple drivers from Lenovo.Might be a hardware problem, but not the speakers itself. Anyone an idea what might cause the problem?

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I have a sound problem on my X201 Tablet: The speakers work fine, i tested them on another X201t ...but sound is not working at all (also headphones not working). Not in Windows environment, not in BIOS/Boot environment - so i assume not a drivers, but hardware problem. Anyone an idea what might cause the problem?  

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Hello, please help. I inserted a SIM to My Lenovo X201 and turned on the computer, after turning on. Nothing happened not even the Mobile light. Please how can i do. 

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hello community.....I have an x201 tablet.....On this machine i have installed win10. It work very good but there is a problem. With win10 only the pen work on the screen, but not the finger touch.So I tried xubuntu live distro and surprise...  the touch screen work fine with the finger and also the pen..... I think it is a driver problem.May you help me to fix the problem with win10?thanks in advance 













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A:X201 tablet touch screen problem

Hi @nathfalco!
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums.
 
Kindly try to disable/renable the touch screen driver from device manager and observe if you'll see any changes.
Open Devices Manager > Human Interface Device > HID-compliant Touch Screen (Your touch device). Right-click on it and select Disable.
 
If the issue still persist, try to update the driver from the WinX Menu, open Devices Manager > Human Interface Device > HID-compliant Touch Screen (Your touch device). Right-click on it and select Update to update this driver.
 
Hope these helps.
 
Regards,

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My laptop recently got a sound problem, which has lasted for about 3 weeks. Every time when I need to hear the sound, no matter playing music, watching online vedio, or vedio chatting through internet, I could only hear the sound for a couple of minutes, after that the sound is lost. But if I click the pausing button, and wait for a couple of minutes, the sound can be restored. But the restored sound will disappear again after a couple of minutes. When the sound is lost, if I restart the program or internet vedio, the sound will also come back. I have tried to uninstall the sound card driver, but it did not solve the problem. Does anybody know what caused this sound problem and how to fix it. Thank you very much for your help.

A:sound problem with thinkpad x201 windows7 system

Double click the Volume (speaker) icon in the task bar. Make sure volume is all the way up. Start your program with the volume window in site. If you notice that the sound slider volume slides off automatically, this is caused by a virus.
Due to forum rules we cannot comment or assist in virus removal here. Please click on the link in my signature for Virus/Malware Help and do those things and post in that section of the forum.

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After several minutes into the update I got the message that the ISD driver must be uninstalled! Why it couldn't tell me that before when checking my system for the update is a MS glitch I think. I stopped the update.
 
This driver is for the touch screen in tablet mode I think so will that facility not work in Win 10 or will there be a Win 10 ISD driver?
 
I cannot find out from the Lenovo support sites but from Googling 'Win 10 update for ISD driver' I got the Lenovo page link http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/ds041384 which I don't understand.
 
Can anyone please enlighten me on this matter - thanks.

A:Win 10 update problem for Lenovo X201 Tablet (ISD driver)

It relates to WinTab which is for pen pressure - nothing about ISD driver - this is my non understanding.

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I have a problem of truning on my laptop x201 in most times as when  it loops restarted and no boot at all with no screen, a black and only the fan and CPU work for a while then stop and restarted again till some time  becoming hot then it truned on and working for the long day without any problem. Whenever not used for some hours  this issue became exist again.
Please help me for a diagnosis.
No any problem in screen or RAM or  CPU. But not sure the issue on VGA or not
 
Moderator edit: Added detail to Subject.
 
 

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Hi everyone, I shut down my laptop and the next boot up took very very long , like 15-20 minutes. And the audio symbol was like that on the photo (a red cross on it)  I tried to install the driver but somehow it didn't work. Then i decided to format and reinstall windows. btw, im on win7. After new installation, i have the same problem. I could install he drivers and everything seem to work but there were still no sound and when i click on sound symbol or go to any settings about sound, my laptop is lagging. Boot time is still that long. I disabled and uninstalled everything about audio and now my laptop works fine except no sound  anyone has idea what could be wrong ? Thanks in advance

























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hi, i just purchased new RAMs for my X201 previously it had 2GB DDR3 1066Mhz PC3-8500 SO-DIMM Memory ( Samsung ) i purchased Kingston 2x 4GB DDR3 1333Mhz  PC3-10600 SO-DIMM Memory . i installed new RAMs but windows ( also ubuntu with dual-boot ) didnt start. i tried each rams also each slots. when i install both of the 2 rams together, OS doesnt boot, just freezes while booting ( for windows 7 it freezes when it says " windows is starting " , in ubuntu it cant boot, instead it restarts again and again ) when i try just one 4gb ram for 1 slot , it is giving Blue Screen Of Death error at boot screen ( in windows 7 when we see colored booting window flag it freezes for a second then blue screen )  after all of these , i uninstalled my old laptops 1066 mhz 2GB ram ( same with the previous ram of x201 ) and installed it into x201. it worked.  so slots dont have any problem.. it seems rams having issue. My X201 Type number is : 3626-FBG Kingston RAMs  details : on cover it written: KVR13S9S8/44GB PC3-10600 CL9 204-Pin SODIMM207767C2C20000006549306004 Any idea why is it happening?  




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A:X201 RAM Upgrade

Hi,one reason of issue might be the frequencies of new RAM sticks and CPU i5-520M in your laptop. That processor supports DDR3-800/1066 memory types only. Who knows how SPD feature on the stick regulates the work on lower frequency. Another reasons might be the RAM sticks CAS latency and timings. There is a chance the new memory is too fast for x201. Look at the such parameters of Samsung stick (in CPU-Z, for example).

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HiI want to migrate from x201 to x230. It turns out, however, that the ssd I have, which is crucial mx300 has two metal parts sticking out that make it impossible to insert the disk. Can anything be done about it at all or will I need a new ssd for x230?Would x220 be incompatible with the ssd, too?

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Hi, Is it possible to install an SSD flash drive on X201 tablet? If yes, which type? SATA3, PCIe etc... and where to buy? Thanks in advance.

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i5 [email protected] 10 64 Pro SSD Which 128GB SD card would be good for permanent use in SD slot?What specs would be best for R/W speed?   

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Dear all,
I am encountering strange behaviour from my newly purchased NB from Lenovo.
Every morning when I first start my nb will enter into BSOD screen during start up, but once I restart it the system become very stable no matter how many time I restart or boot the system for rest of the day.

Could someone help me on the problem? If it is hardware problem I would better get back to vendor with in this month.


Lenovo Thinkpad X201
Windows 7 Professional
-X64
-No Preloaded OS
-Full Retail Version from MSDN
-Just bought the NB within a month

Best regards,
Peter

A:Lenovo X201

Dear all,
My note book hang again this afternoon, after I remove and reinsert the memory module. Please help or comments on my issue.

Peter

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I have a Thinkpad X201  running Windows 10. It has an Intel Ultimate N 6300 AGN wireless adapter. My router is a Linknsys E1200. The router is "n" compatable, works great in n mode on my HP and my MAC Book. My Thinkpad will not connect in n mode. Windows say "can't connect". It connects fine in 802.11g mode just runs slowly only 22 mps.In properties for the N6300 I have 802.11n mode enabled. 802.11n channels set to auto. I have my wireless secuity set to WPA2/personal. WMM disabled.Has anyone else had this problem? Any help? 

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Dear all, I'm trying to connect an old but good x201 (2.4 Ghz M520) to a FullHD LED Monitor via VGA. Computer recognizes that something is going on but I get no signal in the LED TV. Does it support LED Monitor? Thank you

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Has anyone got windows 10 anniversary update to run ok on a Thinkpad X201?

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When booting my x201 I get fan error on screen. If I press escape it continues to boot to windows but begins to get quite hot quickly. What component needs to be replaced and how difficult is it?

A:x201 fan error

This forum is for the tablet, not the notebook.  It is the fan. (running too slowly).  You need to remove the motherboard to get at it.  The fan is mounted on the underside.
 
Manual: https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/45n3683_04.pdf
 

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I have a X201 thinkpad that I am trying to update a bit.  I purchased a new samsung evo 860 500gb ssd drive.  I tried to put fresh install of win 10 onto it (boot from usb stick) but was getting media test failure errors and constant restart loop. I took the ssd out and put it into my even more ancient X61s and managed to load windows onto the drive with no problems.  The ssd runs fine in the X61s.  On the X201 I updated the bios to the latest version (1.40).  I tried to put the ssd into the computer but it just keeps loading the window symbol, saying preparing to repair and then it reboots.  What am I missing here?  I compared the bios settings on the 2 computers and they looked the same for most options? Thanks for any help Unrelated question, should I update bios of X61s?  What would be most recent version?

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My local MicroCenter has a refurbished X201 (open box) for $120...Windows 7 Pro, 4 GB RAM, 128GB SSD...not sure if its the tablet version or not (says X201 without the "T"), but pics show a tablet version. Just wondering if people would still recommend this as a good deal? Thanks!

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Hi, i am wondering if my X201 supports DDR4 rams? current system is 3626-FBG and i5 520M 2.4 ghz  any comment or advise is appreciated thanks  





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A:X201 - DDR4 RAM ?

Simply, no.
 
DDR4 is physically different from DDR3.

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Hi,I am new on the forum. Sorry for my bad English, I am French. By now i am in India for some times. My Lenovo Thinkpad X201 (on W7) is telling me that I will soon have to change the battery. Yesterday I went to a shop a little far from my ashram. The manager (looks professionnal) took photos of my battery, sent it to another man whose arrival was expected in ten minutes. 30mn after I gave my phone number to the manager. 21 hours later no news. So I search another option.On my battery (47+) it is written - ...Replace with same type only... - (and among other informations 42T4835 / 42T4834 (Part number?)). On this forum and I discoverd there are three categories of batteries for this notebook: 4 cell, 6 cell and 9 cell.I am lost: when I search on the shop (http://shop.lenovo.com/tn/fr/itemdetails/43R9254/460/D65CF46CB0DB412FA2E56C552E0D8A38#learnMore) I find another Part number: 43R9254)I ask you two questions:1. Can I replace with a different Lenovo battery?2. If you have answered "yes" which ones?Thanks for your answers.Jacques





Usually in Paris. By know in India till mid May.

A:Thinkpad X201 Which Battery I can use?

There are lots of part numbers.  Anything from an x200 or x201 notebook will work.  (Not a tablet)  They will be marked 47+ or 47++.  4,6 and 9-cell are ok.  I tell people to avoid aftermarket (non-Lenovo batteries)

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Can anyone give a definitive answer as to whether or not the X201 has a top or top and bottom roll cage? The current tabook states:Compared to the X201, the X201s has ..., and roll cage in display cover. The tabook makes no mention of a roll cage for the X201, so together the implication is clear: the X201 has no roll cage. Except most of the reviews of the X201 (specifically not the X201s) claim it does have a roll cage (some say top and bottom).  And on Lenovo's website, it states here:Next-generation ThinkPad roll cage on X201, X201s, X301 and X200s Note the inclusion of the X201 in the list. So, which is it? Yes, or no? And top and bottom, or just top? Thanks!












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A:X201: Roll cage(s) or not?

the top case uses a magnesium alloy cover, there is no rollcage as such. The bottom uses a magnesium rollcage and casing. 

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Hi, I just bought an Intel 545s ssd to replace the old one (an extremely slow samsung mmcre28g8mxp-0vbl1), however the samsung is 1.8" and the intel is 2.5". Of course the caddy that I have doesn't work with my new drive.I was looking into the forum and this answer  send to an ebay link, however it says "Note: Please be noted that this item is for a 9.5mm drive, not for the 7.0mm drive."  Does it means that it won't work with my 7mm drive? Any help to finf the right caddy for my drive? the actual ssd is almost useles according crystaldisk info (wearing level =1. Cheers

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Hi, I have a Lenovo X201, it boots up fine and the external VGA works ok, I am typing this now on the X201, but the laptop screen is completely black. On the initial boot I can very faintly see the Thinkvantage on the display. I have not added RAM or anything, just turned it off yesterday working fine and today the laptop screen is black. Any ideas?

A:X201 Black Screen

The 2 most common reasons for your symptoms are this:Blown fuse on the motherboardstuck switch that senses the lid is closed

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Hi, I have Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit and can't get the Skype and Camera apps to see the integrated camera. Skype for Desktop, Lync and Google Hangouts works, but not the apps. The driver installed is from Ricoh, 23/05/2011, 1.1.0.48. Has anyone got this working OK? Thanks Spencer

A:X201 Integrated Camera

HiIs Lenovo Settings metro app installed?Read KB article below:https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Windows-8-and-8-1-Knowledge-Base/What-does-quot-Lenovo-Settings-Depende...

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I have my cpu again to 100% (see my last thread) using 'intel processor identification utility' gives bus speed 133MHz I remember this is under spec. can someone comment on..?

A:x201 bus speed 133MHz?

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Hey guys I want to update my laptop RAM Lenovo ThinkPad X 201 3680PW9  to. But I will have ordered via the Internet so it would be almost impossible to be retained or invoiced if it does not work. I want to know what is the best option to upgrade the RAM 8 GB (2X4GB) or 12 GB (1X4GB+1X8GB)?What is the best RAM brand compatible with this model ? Thanks alot













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A:want to upgrade thinkpad x201 ram?

Max supported by this serie is 2x 4GB RAM, a 8GB module will not work.
 
You'd need SODIMM modules DDR3-8500 (DDR3-1066) or DDR-10600 (DDR3-1333). DDR3-12800 will most probably not work (I never managed to get one working in mines)
 
Stick to well known brands like:
 

Samsung
Elpida
Kingston (but avoid the "Value RAM" series)
Hynix
Crucial
Corsair (but avoid the "Value Select" series)
A-Data

 
 
 

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It's 2018 and I'm still getting issues like this! X201 Thinkpad not connecting to wifi. Does this regularly and only comes back on randomly. Please help me solve this archaic problem.

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I own a X201 laptop (i5 M580 processor model) with 4gb ram. Lately, I witness an annoying lagging, due to an extensive memory usage (task manager shows 95% utilization). I wish to upgrade the memory to 8gb, by adding additional 4gb stick. According to some of the sources I have reviewed, I need SODIMM modules DDR3-8500 (DDR3-1066)  RAM type. I have found some options: 4GB Crucial 2RX8 PC3-8500S Memory SODIMM Laptop DDR3 1066Mhz RAM CL7 1.5V 8500Samsung 4GB PC3-8500S DDR3-1066 MHz 204pin notebook SODIMM Laptop MemoryWould those fit my machine? I wondering because I am not sure that 8500 and 8500S are the same. Thanks!

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I seem to have an outdated Bios in my X201 (3680). Windows 10 ProProcessor: i5 CPU M560 @ 2.67 GHzBios Version: 6QET61WW (1.31 )Ram: 6 GBSSD: OCS-VERTEX4 Lenovo System Updates says: "No packages applicable to your system were found". Everything is  working as is, so would it be advantageous and safe to update to the latest version (1.40-1.15)? 

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I have to install a Windows OS on the new SSD of my X201 (Product ID: 3680N22). The product Key of the bottom label corresponds to Win7 Professional OEM.73HF6-4D4HC-X943M-DQ692-26897 I tried to download the ISO files from Microsoft site, but only got the following text: "ErrorThe product key you entered appears to be for software pre-installed by the device manufacturer. Please contact the device manufacturer for software recovery options." how can I get the ISO files?

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Hi I have reseted power supply, reseated hdd and hdd diagnostics in bios passed. Laptop restarts immediately after Lenovo startup screen, no Windows startup fix or anything. Can someone help me? Thanks


























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A:X201 restarting at startup

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Hi, I recently purchased a new x201 and noticed that one of my three USB ports is colored with yellow plastic (like the yellow surrounding the power plug).  Can someone please tell me what this special coloring indicates?  I can't find any literature explaining the port's special color... Thanks.













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A:X201 Yellow USB Port?

Hi, I recently purchased a new x201 and noticed that one of my three USB ports is colored with yellow plastic (like the yellow surrounding the power plug).  Can someone please tell me what this special coloring indicates?  I can't find any literature explaining the port's special color... Thanks.

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Hello,
I bought a x201 tablet and expected it to be touchscreen (fingers). That won't 't work, only pen operation.
 
Can someone tell me what type of screen i have. I upgraded to an SSD and will get Winows 10 soon (instead of Winows 7). Any suggestions for the set up of the (touch or pen) drivers?
 
 
It says: TYPE 3113-EV3 S/N xxxxxxx
PRODUCT ID : 3113EV3
 
Thanks!
 
Carlo
 
Mod Edit: S/N Removed 










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A:x201-t what screen do i have (and is it finger tou...

According to the parts lookup page you have this screen:
 

13N7297 FRU400nit(TMD)

This is a 400 nits outdoor screen, 1280x800 resolution, as far as I know it's pen only.

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Hello all......I have been reading many posts about using a gobi 2000 on the x201 laptops.  I got one installed on my x201 and though it is recognised in the device manager with no issues.....I can not get a GPS signal to use with Windows 10 maps.  I am running Win10 32bit   10586.545Gobi 2000 HS-9205   #3263 I have no need to use the 3g data and do not have a sim card installed.  Will the GPS work without an active sim card? I have installed a few Lenovo updates like, thinkvantage GPS and thinkvantage access connectons. Also used the lenovo solution center to update and have no hardware errors shown.   On issue is that I can not turn on location toggle as it is grayed out in the Settings/System/Notifications & Actions/"turn system icons on or off" area.   The location is the only one grayed out and I do have location turned on elsewhere and Maps shows the location icon in the task bar when running.  I appreciate any help, thanks. 

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I am posting this in case it is of use to others:I have a refurbished X201 which worked OK when I got it but now the loudspeakers have stopped working.  The headphone jack output is OK.I dismantled the machine and discovered that there was a "fur" of steel filing particles around the cones of both loudspeakers (the speakers are located just inside the front edge of the machine adjacent to the lid catch).   Blowing out the filings with compressed air (away from the laptop!) fixed the problem completely.   [Amazing how completely a small deposit of filings can stop the speaker operation.]I have now glued in place thin gauze across the small grills below the speakers to stop any further ingress.  So be aware that the speaker magnets can draw up iron swarf through the grill holes if you are using the tablet in a workshop environment.Hope this is of use to others.

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My local MicroCenter has a refurbished X201 (open box) for $120...Windows 7 Pro, 4 GB RAM, 128GB SSD...not sure if its the tablet version or not (says X201 without the "T"), but pics show a tablet version. Just wondering if people would still recommend this as a good deal? Thanks!

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Hello everyone, I bought myself a 9-Cell Battery off ebay for my X201. I got it for 50?, it said it was used but had 99% capacity remaining. It arrived today and looks very good, as good as new, but definetly feels geniune.Whats odd is that it doesn't have the production date sticker on it, it looks to have been peeled off.Also, in the lenovo Vantage software it reads a firmware version 0000-0000-0000-0000, and when I tried updating the battery firmware with the lenovo battery firmware update tool, i got an error saying, the attached battery could not be read. And whats the most interesting is that lenovo vantage reads a cycle count of 189, which is impossible because the full charge capacity is still 91Whh, which is very close to the original 94Wh and a battery with 189 charging cycles would be pretty much dead.Can someone, preferably a Lenovo Official, tell me if this battery is counterfeited or not? Is it maybe an original case but someone changed out the battery cells itself?I attached a photo of the label on the battery as well as the lenovo vantage battery readout. Hope someone can help me out here

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I have a lenovo thinkpad x201 from 2011. I had it sitting 3 years. 1 year ago, i got it out of the attic. It is a really fast laptop for some heavy office use, lightweight gaming and having multiple tabs open in the browser. I use it every day. I replaced the HDD with an SSD and it became blazing fast. It has a small problem with the fan though. Its having a hard time running. My laptop would normaly be on 60 degress celcius under normal use and hit 80 degress under really heavy use but after 4 months it would reach 70-80 degress under normal use and hit 90-95 degress under heavy use. But things got worse. After 1 month my laptop would reach 80-85 degress celsius under normal use and hit 95 even when i tried to open google chrome with some tabs open. Sometimes, when i was watching a video, my laptop would reach 100 degress. I couldn't play any videogames because my laptop would fry itself. My laptop would shut down immediately when it hit so high temperatures. After that, i replaced the problematic fan, dusted the motherboard(there wasn't any dust though) and reapplied the thermal paste. Things got much better. Under normal use it would reach 60-70 degress and reach 80-85 degress under heavy use. But after 2 months things got bad again. Now my laptop reaches 65-70 degress under normal use and reach 85-93 under heavy use. Things are not as bad as before but i'm still getting angry when it reaches 93 degress because the CPU clocks are lowered and my LAPTOP lags for about 2... Read more

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Hello all, I am trying to get to the recovery disk in order to reformat the laptop.   When I restart my laptop I hit F11 and nothing.   I also have pressed the ThinkVantage button.  Aftewards a prompt comes up and when I select F11,  it will take me to the black screen, hit F1 and goes into Bios.  I do have both the recovery partititions but I cannot access them.    I am willing to buy the recovery discs if needed.  Thanks,Mario 

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just bought a x201. it randomly shutdown while using. it is like someone pull out the battery and disconnect the power at the same time. really annoying... it also happens when it is the sleep mode... have anyone met this before...

A:x201 random shutdown...

download tpfancontrol and monitor the temp of the CPU. Also download Prime95 and run it to see whether that triggers it to shutdown due to overheating.

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