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Lenovo X230 - Windows 10 & playback issues

Q: Lenovo X230 - Windows 10 & playback issues

Hi all,Apologies if I've missed this elsewhere - new to the forums so still learning to navigate.As background, machine type listed below:X230 Laptop (ThinkPad) - Machine Type 2325, Model BA6As I see it I'm having two separate issues here but they may well be linked: Recent Windows 10 updates are making the taskbar fully ineffective - I note this is fairly common and have tried the powershell route to check updates to no avail; curious to know what the advice here generally is, if X230 is no good with Windows 10 or is there something specific I should be doing to rectify this.This weekend, my laptop has developed a habit whereby the sound and video playback stops working suddenly. On boot-up it's fine but after a while, I can't listen to music or watch videos at all. Bit alarmed about this but suspect it may be linked to the thunderstorm on Thursday (based in London...), given I woke up to realise the powerboard on my TV had also gone. My laptop is within warranty so hopefully if it's hardware related, I would hope this is covered - in truth, I was reassured about the Lenovo warranty but have never had cause to use it at home or work over the last 6 years of using Lenovos.Any help or guidance would be massively appreciated!Kind regards,Bal

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Preferred Solution: Lenovo X230 - Windows 10 & playback issues

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Description of problem: at some point when playing audio, sound will cut out. The levels will still be moving on the mixer, but no sound will come through the speakers or sound jack. It seems that soon after I've closed all sound-producing applications, sound returns. I am 50-75% sure that this is strictly a sound jack issue, as I don't remember being able to reproduce the issue without the sound jack being active when the audio drops out. Frequently, bumping my headphones' cord seems to cause the problem, but other times, the problem seems to happen on a click, a loud sound, or seemingly nothing at all.

I am unsure of how to reliably reproduce the problem, so it is difficult to diagnose whether or not the problem can be reproduced when the sound jack is not active. This isn't common use for me...

Origin: Appeared mid-October, around the same time I had upgraded to the newest drivers (where the old ones were from earlier than May 2013). All were downloaded through the Lenovo website and/or Lenovo's System Update utility, with the exception of the Intel graphics drivers, which were downloaded through the Intel website. At this point, I was running Windows 8, not Windows 8.1. I installed Windows 8.1 recently, and the problem remains.

What I've tried: disabling drivers, reinstalling drivers, disabling sound effects, disabling audio application overrides...

What I haven't tried: rolling back drivers (being honest, I have a bit of trouble believing that this is strictly ... Read more

A:Lenovo x230, Windows 8 and 8.1: Sound Cutting Out

Update: The problem has been reproduced without the headphone jack being active.

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HelloI have a Lenovo ThinkPad X230 with windows 10 manually installed.It doen't have any unknown devices in device manager, i install all drivers.As is clear, This laptop have a sim card slot under battery and i insert my sim card into it.The Problem is that i don't know how to i connect to sim card internet.Thanks

A:How to use sim card internet on Lenovo X230 with windows 10

Hello and welcome to the forumIs there a wwan modem inserted in the laptop? As it's not new laptop, you should check it out under keyboard & palmrest.

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I apologize for my english in advance.
Yesterday I update my laptop to Windows 8.1(full specifications are available in my profile).
Then I noticed the following: The icon of DVD drive was changed and:
"Drive is powered off. To turn on the optical drive, press the eject button on the optical drive".
After pressing the DVD drive is powered on, but after few minutes it powered off again.

Thanks in advance for the help.

A:DVD drive is powered off, Lenovo X230, Windows 8.1 64 bit

i think thats normal behavour , it will work when ever you need to use it ,can you right click on the icon and click on eject to open it [i cant check mine right now on iam my mac]almost positive mine is like that

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Hello,

It has been some time since I have been to sevenforums. I have missed you guys!

I was here almost every hour on the hour back when I built my PC and was installing windows7 for the first time. Now I have a new laptop and I would like some expert advice!

I bought a new, to me, Lenovo X230 Thinkpad recently and it came with windows7 installed. I am a person who enjoys simplicity, uncluttered space, and efficiency. In my desktop, and overall in my OS. Are there any tips, or guidelines for trimming down many of the programs and extraneous applications that come along with nearly every manufacturers' computers today? Should I reinstall a clean version of windows7? Is that possible with only the recovery partition on the laptop?

For example, I don't need 2 battery power applications. Either disable or remove the windows battery manager, or the Lenovo. Things like that.

I would also like to remove and backup the recovery partition from the laptop, but it doesn't have an optical drive. Then I could have more space, and only one partition. Not sure the best way to go about this. I have an external drive that I can backup the partition to.

If you want any more information about the current state of the laptop, just ask! I enjoy conversing and learning from the good people here.

Thanks again guys... glad to be back!

A:New Lenovo X230 Laptop! Help trim default windows install down please.

See here: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Includes instructions for downloading a legal copy of Windows 7 with SP1 included.

Definitely the best way to go to get rid of all the bloatware OEMs install.

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X230 Laptop, 8GB RAM, Intel Graphics 4000 series, SS180GB SSD. Problem occurs with laptop in the Ultra Base Series 3 dock or out of it. - VGA or DisplayPort. Laptop came with Windows 7, was upgraded to Windows 8 and then Windows 8.1 and then the 8.1 update. Problem started when Windows 8.1 was initially installed.

When connected to an external Monitor (HP ZR2240W or a Dell 2412Mb) with either display port or VGA (VGA on Dell only), Windows Explorer will stop working, open programs will show not responding. Mouse still functional, and if cursor is placed in the "taskbar" area, you will get a blue spinning circle. A double click of the mouse in that area will generally cause a relaunch of Windows Explorer (screen area goes blue, then repopulates with the icons) and things will work fine for a number of program launchs or switching between programs, then the problem will occur again. This will happen up to 20+ times per day.

Laptop has the latest BIOS installed from Lenovo, Intel Graphics Driver 10.18.10.3621. Have tried three different keyboard and mouse options (Microsoft wireless keyboard and mouse, Logitech wireless keyboard and mouse, and a hard wired keyboard and mouse) and problem follows each. Friday I reloaded Windows 8.1 with the most recent updates and problem continues.

Additional information - 65Watt Lenovo Power Supply. Laptop when not connected to external monitor (using just laptop screen) does not exhibit same problem

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A:Windows Explorer Freezes requiring relaunch - Lenovo X230

Windows 8 does not play nice with older hardware, especially older Intel hardware. You did not post if you are using the 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows 8.1. Intel does have updated drivers for that GPU. https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Sea...01&FamilyId=39

Try the latest drivers and see if that works. As for changing the motherboard. You would not be able to do so with a Laptop. Since they are specific to the case.

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Good Day, After installing the latest culminative update for Windows 10 x64 (17134.191) The Realtek Audio and Ricoh Camera devices have an exclamation mark in the device manager, and thus they are not functioning, with the following message:  Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)

{Bad Image}
%hs is either not designed to run on Windows or it contains an error. Try installing the program again using the original installation media or contact yur system administrator or the software vendor for support. Error status 0x The device is an Thinkpad X230, Model - 23257G6.Camera Driver (1.0.0.30)Audio Driver (6.0.1.7040) Thank you!

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Hello.I am installed Windows 10 on my laptop Lenovo ThinkPad X230.But there is a problem with some of devices, don't work properly.Device name is: MbmLowExt Hardware IDs: USB\Vid_0bdb&Pid_1926&Cdc_0d&Mi_06USB\Vid_0bdb&Pid_1926&Cdc_0d&Ndis_630USB\Vid_0bdb&Pid_1926&Cdc_0dPlease, can some help me?!Thanks.

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So my X230 started to show a "CPU Fan Error" error lately at boot, although it's very inconsistent. I turn it off and turn it on again and it boots normally. I have used a monitoring software (SpeedFan) to see if my temperatures are okay and I saw that my temps usually range from 69-75. SpeedFan also doesn't show the fan speed or detects the laptop fan. I tried opening up the laptop myself and saw that whenever I turn it on, the fan woud speed really fast at boot then stops, which led me to believe that I had to replace the fan. So I took my laptop to a local repair shop (to free me the hassle of replacing the fan myself) but as soon as I got there, the technician just told me that the fan is okay, it only spins when the CPU gets too hot and stops spinning if it isn't (which I think is complete BS), but I would like to consult other people and see if this is really the case.P.S I'm new here so pardon if I make any mistake of posting this.

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Hello,Recently, I found out that Crucial has a 32GB DDR3 kit for laptops:Crucial says that it's not compatible with X230 because the X230 says that it supports up to 16GB of RAM. That was true when the X230 hit the streets, but not today.So, has anyone tried this combination?













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A:Lenovo X230 32GBRam

HiNo chance with original BIOS.

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I recently purchased an X230 thinkpad.I am having some issues, specifically;a. the screen is a yellowy colour - this seems to only be at night, not during the day!b. the right click on the bottom of the touchpad does not work conistently - sometimes it acts like a left click instead of a right click - this is incovenient as i do a lot of editing work in WordI ran a Linux check and these issues did not occur - so I think it may be software related - I am using Windows 10 Pro.Does any one have suggestions?thanks

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For some reason quicktime files are choppy and jittery during playback in Windows 8.
I have the latest Quicktime installed with no other codecs.
I tried playback in the quicktime player as well as in adobe products (premiere, after effects, etc.).
Here's a preview of what the playback looks like:
youtube.com/watch?v=BghtZznedvo
The same rotating star video plays fine on my windows XP machine.
Any ideas?
-Pete

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Dear Colleagues, I have bought a Lenovo X230 Laptop from ebay and have tried to activate windows after installation, but got an error message - I have identified it as a date and time problem in the bios. I logged in to the bios date and time - changed it to the correct date and time - saved the settings by pressing F10, but I still get a windows activation problem - meaning the bios is not accepting the date and time change.  I even updated the bios but it is still not accepting the date and time change.The Bios firmware number is: G2ETB3WW ( 2.73 ).I wanted to ask if this is a hardware /motherboard problem or a CMOS battery problem ? - is there a method for confirming either ? - has any other X230 user experienced this and how did you solve it ?.Thank you.

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Hello.I have Lenovo ThinkPad x230After Windows 10 installation i have problems with: H5321 gw Mobile Broadband Network AdapterUSB\Vid_0bdb&Pid_1926&Cdc_0d&Mi_06USB\Vid_0bdb&Pid_1926&Cdc_0d&Ndis_630USB\Vid_0bdb&Pid_1926&Cdc_0dI have tried find drivers by my self, after i have tried Lenovo system update, does not helped.Maybe somebody can help my?Thanks.

A:Missing driver Lenovo x230

HiHere you arehttp://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-x-series-laptops/thinkpad-x...

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I have a Lenovo x230 laptop with an i7 processor that starts the second time. This means that when you first turn on, there is a black screen. The restart must be forced and then normally turns on. I tried to use an external screen, tricks with disconnecting the battery and pressing the switch, CMOS battery, RAM memory replacement - nothing did not succeed. On this motherboard, the service replaced the BIOS chips due to failure in the upgrade. They said that the computer would not work anyway. The computer, however, works, but after the second launch - which is annoying. I have updated the BIOS on my own, which did not solve the problem. Once the computer starts, it works very steadily and without problems. I have not found a similar case anywhere on the internet.

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Hello! All of the sudden my Lenovo stopped turning on. After plugging in the adapter the battery icon at the back flashes green a few times then turns off. Also, around 10-15second after plugging in the adapter power button reacts to me pressing it ( green led light while I press it) but after that time it stops reacting to anything. It won't turn on either. Please, if anyone has any ideas let me know I've also tried all the suggestions posted in other threads

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How to fix it? Been reading all the problem here but it didn't help me. It suddenly happen when I try to power on the Laptop. Been using it for 2 years this only happen now please help.

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My Lenovo x230 ThinkPad is having issues with the screen in which there are pink and green lines interspersed on the screen when I open the computer; these issues have not gone away for a few hours. Is there any way I can fix this without buying hardware or taking apart the computer? (NOTE: this has happened several times in the past and has gone away.)

A:Lenovo x230 Screen Problems

Can we see the photos of that problem? 





ThinkPad T61, T420, T440pMoto Z Play

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HelloI have one question.From what I read it is impossible to replace the processor in X230, and here is my question, would it be possible to replace the entire motherboard with the processor for a stronger one?I care about this because I'm looking for a mobile laptop.

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Hello. I have lenovo ThinkPad X230 with Windows 10/64bit In Device manager I get some missing drivers: Base System DevicePCI\VEN_1180&DEV_E823&SUBSYS_21FA17AA&REV_04PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_E823&SUBSYS_21FA17AAPCI\VEN_1180&DEV_E823&CC_088001PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_E823&CC_0880 BCM20702A0USB\VID_0A5C&PID_21E6&REV_0112USB\VID_0A5C&PID_21E6 Biometric CoprocessorUSB\VID_147E&PID_2020&REV_0001USB\VID_147E&PID_2020 H5321 gwUSB\VID_0BDB&PID_1926&REV_0000USB\VID_0BDB&PID_1926 PCI Simple Communications ControllerPCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E3A&SUBSYS_21FA17AA&REV_04PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E3A&SUBSYS_21FA17AAPCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E3A&CC_078000PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E3A&CC_0780 ACPI\LEN0068\5&2890D699&0ACPI\VEN_LEN&DEV_0068ACPI\LEN0068*LEN0068 ACPI\LEN0078\5&2890D699&0ACPI\VEN_LEN&DEV_0078ACPI\LEN0078*LEN0078 Maybe somebody can help me?Thanks.

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My Lenovo x230 tablet is not connecting to wireless connection but its connecting to LAN network.I have installed all needed device drivers.

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My Lenovo x230 tablet is not connecting to wireless connection but its connecting to LAN network.I have installed all needed device drivers.

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Hello. I have lenovo ThinkPad X230 with Windows 10/64bit In Device manager I get some missing drivers: Base System DevicePCI\VEN_1180&DEV_E823&SUBSYS_21FA17AA&REV_04PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_E823&SUBSYS_21FA17AAPCI\VEN_1180&DEV_E823&CC_088001PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_E823&CC_0880 BCM20702A0USB\VID_0A5C&PID_21E6&REV_0112USB\VID_0A5C&PID_21E6 Biometric CoprocessorUSB\VID_147E&PID_2020&REV_0001USB\VID_147E&PID_2020 H5321 gwUSB\VID_0BDB&PID_1926&REV_0000USB\VID_0BDB&PID_1926 PCI Simple Communications ControllerPCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E3A&SUBSYS_21FA17AA&REV_04PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E3A&SUBSYS_21FA17AAPCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E3A&CC_078000PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E3A&CC_0780 ACPI\LEN0068\5&2890D699&0ACPI\VEN_LEN&DEV_0068ACPI\LEN0068*LEN0068 ACPI\LEN0078\5&2890D699&0ACPI\VEN_LEN&DEV_0078ACPI\LEN0078*LEN0078 Maybe somebody can help me?Thanks.

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I have a 4 year old Lenovo Thinkpad X230 computer.  Since I upgraded to Windows 10 (two years ago?) my computer has randomly shut off with no warning.  There doesn't seem to be a pattern with regard to when or how this happens.  The computer starts normally every time.  This can happen upwards of 5 or 6 times in an hour (although sometimes it can go several days without shutting off). In the last year (since June 2016), the computer has been evaluated by three different technicians on three different occasions (June, October, January).  Each found no hardware issues, no issues with fuzz/dust, no obvious software issues, no malware or other viruses.  Personally, I have explored the answer on the internet and fiddled with the settings relating to sleep mode (among other suggestions) and nothing seems to have worked.  I recently was advised to revert to the original windows 10, undoing all the updates and additional installations that I've put on the computer.  I did this, and miraculously it helped (although it still shut off twice since then.  This was in February).  In the last two weeks, I was forced to upgrade back to normal and the problem has returned.  Additionally, the first person who looked at my computer (back in June 2016), told me that this was aparently a common problem with Windows 10 and that the only way to fix it was to revert to Windows 8.   I would like to not have to do this, if poss... Read more

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Hi: I am trying to connect my android Motorola G phone with my lenovo X230 laptop through USB but the phone is not recognized. Could some please help me with this? Thanks!

A:Android phone not recognized on Lenovo X230

Part 1. How to Connect Android to PC in USB ModeStep 1: Connect your Android phone into computer using a USB cable. You can use the same cable that you use to charge it.Step 2: Tap the ?USB? option from the Notification Panel on your Android device, then select ?MTP? mode.Step 3: Wait while the driver is installed, then open the ?Computer/This PC?, you?ll find your Android device.The procedure above is a normal connection between Android device and PC. If there is anything abnormal during your operation, you can try the tips in part 4. Please note, there is still one more step before the transfer and recovery tool can recognize your device. Just follow the steps in part 2 and 3 to proceed. Part 2. Enable USB Debugging on Different Android OS VersionOnly when USB debugging is turned on, can Android phone be recognized by development tools. The primary function of this mode is to facilitate a connection between an Android device and a computer with Android SDK (Software Development Kit). Phones running on different versions of Android OS have different ways to enable USB debugging mode. Please check the Android version of your phone first: Settings > About Phone > Android version.Detailed Steps on How to Enable USB Debugging on Different Android Versions: A. For Android 4.2 and above versions:Go to Settings > About Phone > navigate to Build Number > tap Build Number for seven times. Afterwards, a message will appear informing that you are now a... Read more

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Hi: I have an unknown dervice shown in the device manager. I have tried updating the driver but it did not work. Please tell me what is this devce and where do I get the driver?


























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So, I recently updated to Windows 10 - partially feel like that was a mistake now, but oh well. Most of the issues I have with it are just connected to it having different design than windows 7, and me being overly used to Win 7, so I guess it'll wear off.

There is, however, one severe problem I noticed when trying to play back some AVI files of CoD gameplay I had stored on an external harddrive. They played in Windows Media Player, but showed no video; in fact, it instead showed the musical note that is characteristic for when you play back files in WMB that are audio only. However, the audio from the AVI file still played. I know for a fact that the files aren't corrupt or so because they are playable on another computer of mine which runs on Windows 7, and they used to work just fine on this computer too before I installed Windows 10, *at least as far as I remember.*

And it's not just in WMP you only get the audio. Also when importing the files into Vegas pro 12 and After Effects CS6 I get a black video preview that only plays back audio.

And here comes the final crux: it's just some AVI files that you can't see the video of. After some testing and thinking I figured out that the files i couldn't play were AVI files recorded with Fraps, and the playable ones were recorded with Dxtory.

I'd love some thoughts on this if anyone has ideas, and if you want more info on some area in order to maybe understand what the problem might be, just tell me. Anything to get help! >... Read more

A:Windows 10 Avi-file video (not audio!) playback issues

I have very very little understandings on this subject.
Just a suggestion :
Have you tried using VLC Player instead ?
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-windows.html

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Hi

I am running 2012 r2 and have installed desktop essentials. Whenever I try to playback a video in WM or Quicktime the video plays at about 5fps and drops frames and stutters. However playback in VLC is absolutely fine. This causes me issues in videos played
back in PPT which by default use WM or QT.

Any suggestions?

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Hi. First let me say that I do have working internet access. I use Firefox and works fine. My kid plays games and I play my Xbox 360 live at the same time. I currently do not have any virus softare running outside of the default XP firewall and updated Windows Defender program...with that said...

I cant connect using my Internet Explorer. When I open it it just times out and I get that blank "check you connection, check your address" message page. And this happened before i installed the newsest version of IE.

Also, I cant now connect with my Windows Messenger service, it trys to login then I get an connection error message there to, something like "check name, account" I think there was also something about a proxy server? Dont recal.

And, when I use firefox and go to www.gamespot.com...when I click on the videos to watch, i see in the WMP applicatin that its shows connecting...then buffering...then nothing...just goes blank and does not play...never used to do this before.

So please help...What is going on here? Why is this impacting only my WIndows internet type applications. I can play videos in other sites, just not gamespot.com... I cant launch my browser and connect, i cant launch the messanger since now i upgraded to the new one, and that one is integrated I think with IE...so there both dead.

Any help would be greatly appreciated...
 

A:Solved: Windows IE, Windows Messenger, Video playback issues...

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Hi,

This laptop has previously bluescreened so all the drivers have been updated as much as possible but it is now bluescreening again multiple times a day.

I have attached the .dmp file as I was unable to run the extra software.

I have put it through windbg but it points to ntkrnlmp.exe which isn't to helpful

Can anyone shed a bit more light on what may be causing the bluescreen?

Many Thanks!!

A:BSOD when usiing Adobe CS6 on Lenovo X230 Laptop

WDDM KMD Loader - DisplayLink Core Software is causing the BSOD there.

Code:
fffff800`00b9cea0 fffff880`05386cf0Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\dlkmd.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for dlkmd.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for dlkmd.sys
dlkmd+0x41cf0
Try to update it from DisplayLink: Windows Software

Do some USB related troubleshooting. For the port, first, uninstall and reinstall the USB ports drivers.
Right click on Computer icon > manage. It will open the computer management window.
Click on "Device Manager" in the left pane, it will list all installed devices up.
Expand "USB Serial Bus Controllers" by clicking on the triangle in front of it.
Click on one item to select, then right click and uninstall.
Do the same for all.
Restart the computer.
At restart, windows will auto configure the appropriate drivers.
And, Disable USB Selective Suspense too.
USB Selective Suspend - Turn On or Off

For the devices, first, detach all the USB devices other than the keyboard and mouse.
Then, Update the drivers for them all, including the keyboard and mouse, if any third party drivers are installed for them.

Let us know the situation. If the problem continues, upload your MSINFO32.nfo file alongwith the crash dumps next time.
Click on the start button
Type "msinfo32" (without quotes) in the search bar of the start menu, click the resulting link. It will ... Read more

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When I took my computer off my desk the other day in order to carry it to my work, I found out that the lid had cracked, just underneath the Lenovo brand name, so the front part of the lid comes off and I can see the screen between. I went into my local Lenovo ThinkCenter and asked them to repair this problem, but they said this kind of damage is not covered by the warranty. I stand by it that this is a case of material weakness and it ought to be covered. The product simply doesn't correspond to what is promised. Also, I'm afraid that the crack may have caused one of the WiFi antennas to break, besides further impacting the structural integrity of the computer. The computer had never fallen, been hit nor has any it been exposed to any kind of impact. It is also only 2 months old. Of course, this is hard to prove, but there are no other signs of damage on the exterior, which would be the case if it had indeed fallen. And this is a Thinkpad, they're supposed to be able to withstand a certain degree of impact anyway. My X200 went through some seriously rough jungle and never had any problem. The reason I had bought another Thinkpad after my X200 - despite a below-average screen resolution and an above-average price - was their superior customer support. If my issue is not dealt with properly, if it cannot be repaired for free and within a couple of working days, this will be my last ever Lenovo. These are business machines and when you pay for 3 years of internat... Read more

A:X230 lid cracked: material weakness - Lenovo won't repair

My thinkpad W530 had similar problem, had you solved your problems?

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Hello,
 
I got this X230 recently and it works great except that I cannot get the camera to work. For example, with Skype, I can select between:

Integrated Camera, and
Thinkvintage Virtual Camera

With both, I get the led light beside the camera On, but the instead of the output of the camera, I get this: 
 

 
I made some research and found that the camera's privacy setting might be set to Private in the Lenovo Settings app. I didn't have that app, so I downloaded it from the Windows store. However, the app doesn't have a camera settings section: 
 
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I reaseached more and found that one reason it's not showing up in the Lenovo settings is that the drivers might be missing. However, checking the device manager, I found the drivers installed and all look fine. 
 
I don't know where  to move from here. Any ideas will be very much appreciated.
 
Thanks
 
 
Moderator comment: Image showing serial number(s) removed to protect member from mischief.

A:X230: Camera settings not showing in Lenovo Settin...

SOLVED: I removed teh Camera driver from the Device Manager and then from the Action menu I selected "Scan for hardware changes" WebCam worked in Skype but still not appearing in the Lenovo Settings App.  

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i have a lenovo x230 and its stuck on a screen and all it says it boot menu.  Any help would be great thanks 

A:Lenovo Thinkpad x230 stuck on boot menu

I would need to see it to be sure, but my guess is that the hard disk was logically damaged.  That means the boot record or partition information was wiped out.  It could also be a disk hardware error.  Do you have a backup?

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Hello,  I'm having some trouble with turning on my laptop. The problem originally started when some keys on my keyboard stopped working. I cleaned the keys, restarted my laptop, tried a previous restore point and then did a hard reset after nothing worked to fix my laptop.  After hard resetting, I tried turning on my laptop and it did not turn on. So far, I've plugged in my laptop into the adaptor, plugged the adaptor directly into the wall outlet, and removed the battery and plugged in the laptop. The one thing I have noticed with my laptop is that when I plug in the adaptor, the battery and sleep lights turn on for a moment, then the sleep light turns off, and the battery light will stay on momentarily but then it will blink off after a few seconds. What else should I do? Thank you

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Hello, I own an x230 and downloaded the Lenovo Vantage and it does not display battery health for my x230. It also does not have the battery reset function anymore. Any help is appreciated. -Kevin

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Hi, Just wanted to check, is the Lenovo thinkpad X230 notebook, supported windows 10, and what is maxiaum RAM and SSD can be upgraded to?Hope to hear from the expertise from Lenovo group.Thank you.RegardsEdmund Neo

A:What is the maximum RAM and SSD size can be upgraded on Lenovo Thinkpad X230 ?

Welcome to the forum!
 
Max RAM is 16GB (2x 8GB). And I'm not aware of any limitations regarding SSD capacity (1TB or 2TB should work).
 
X230 also supports mSata SSD's, so you can have a combination of mSata for the OS and a conventional drive for data, or two SSD's.
 
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Hello,  I'm having some trouble with turning on my laptop. The problem originally started when some keys on my keyboard stopped working. I cleaned the keys, restarted my laptop, tried a previous restore point and then did a hard reset after nothing worked to fix my laptop.  After hard resetting, I tried turning on my laptop and it did not turn on. So far, I've plugged in my laptop into the adaptor, plugged the adaptor directly into the wall outlet, and removed the battery and plugged in the laptop. The one thing I have noticed with my laptop is that when I plug in the adaptor, the battery and sleep lights turn on for a moment, then the sleep light turns off, and the battery light will stay on momentarily but then it will blink off after a few seconds. What else should I do? Thank you

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Hello Everyone, This is inn regarding the battery life issue,First of i want pay my gratitude towards the all respected lenovo technician who always be ready to help me, My organisation is having elite series of lenovo laptops and desktops. Meanwhile, i encounter the battery life issue in my Lenovo X230 Core i5 3rd Gen after 1 year.Anybody can suggest me, how can i manage laptops battery life.

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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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Hallo, I have a problem with my 3 yo X230 where the battery is fast empty, only 20 minutes from full charging although I only open 1 program (Excel/word/etc.). Should I change the battery ? In lenovoquickpick.com, the battery seems for type X230T (Part number: 0A36317). Can it be used for X230 ? From the picture shown in web, it is different from the battery installed in my laptop (4 cells). Now I am in Germany and quit difficult to find Lenovo people who can speak English well. Thank you

A:Thinkpad X230 Battery issues

Hello and welcomex230 and x230t batteries are incompatible. Only slice battey is (FRU 45N1035 in the list below).The batteries for x230 and their service p/n (FRU) are listed in the fru_bom file on the support site:45N1019 - SANYO Dasher 4cell45N1025 - LGC Dasher 6cell45N1029 - LGC Dasher 9cell45N1031 - SANYO Dasher 6cell-3yrs45N1172 - Panasonic Dasher 6cell45N1175 - Panasonic Dasher 9cell45N1709 - Panasonic Dasher 4c/2.045N1710 - Panasonic Dasher 6c/2.9 3yr45N1035 - Sony Dasher slice 6cellIf the OS on your laptop is win7 and Lenovo Power mangement is installed, you can check out the number of charging/discharging cycle count. Or use powercfg command for win8/10. It might tell something about battery healthy.

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Hello, I'm experiencing some issues with my ThinkPad x230For quite sometime laptop doesn't go into sleep mode when lid is closed like also after inactivity time.In both situations computer behaves the same, power lamp is slowly flashing and wifi light is still on (on closed lid both battery and "moon" are on), while fans are constantly working without break. It doesn't matter if it's on battery, without it, plugged or without plug.Situation also is dificult when it comes to shutting down, pc doesn't turn off it hangs on state when power button flashes constantly.Restart is also a lottery, sometimes it does, and sometimes it doesn't restart so it becomes difficult to perform updates that require restart.Device manager doesn't show any missing drivers.My laptop is Intel i5-3320M, 16gb RAM, Windows 10 64-bit.I'm terribly sorry if it's some lame post but I tried couple solutions to solve this issue, but none helped... Or maybe I'm just not looking right.

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Hello! I am new to Lenovo and picked up my 1st laptop yesterday when my HP died. I have always had HP and grew tired of how easy they break & poor battery life, so I wanted to try a different band. I love the computer, the keyboard, track pad & screen are amazing. I bought the ideapad 320-15IAP for about $330 (Including tax) The specs at the store advertised 4.5-5 Hours of battery life, but I have not been able to get a charge better than 2 hours. For someone that uses my laptop at work and on the go, this will not do. Can any one offer up any advice? Does lenovo sell stronger batteries for ideapad that I can replace with this current battery?  My next issue is the Windows 10 update that you are forced to do, I have been trying to install it since 9PM last night, it is now 9PM tonight, a full 24 hours, and it has not fully installed. I have done my fair share of google searches and many people have had these same issues too, but no good solutions outside of deep computer hacking, I don't want to have to do that on a brand new computer. Thanks for any and all help!

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Diagnostic Report (1.9.0019.0):
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Validation Status: Genuine
Validation Code: 0
Cached Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-*****-*****-733WD
Windows Product Key Hash: J8bZA6mhcZqo/1ndlXzMli4JtGo=
Windows Product ID: 00371-OEM-8992671-00524
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048
ID: {BE307F4D-C95B-4AEC-A0C0-964831D0BF82}(3)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
WGA Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Professional
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.151019-1254
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A
WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WGA Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGA Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAExec.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGA Data-->
Office Status: 100 Genuine
Microsoft Office Visio Professional 2007 - 100 Genuine
OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Office Diagnostics: 025D1FF3-364-80041010_025D1FF3-229-80041010_025D1FF3-230-1_025D1FF3-517-80040154... Read more

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When I connect my iPhone 6 to the port replicator USB port (regardless of which) it looses connection frequently. Not if I connect direct to the X230. I have checked the driver update in the device mgr, all updated.

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