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X250 Power Issue

Q: X250 Power Issue

I got this X250 (Product Number 20CMOOE5US) last week and it has this weired power issue. When pressed the Power button, it flashed the green light 3 times and nothing happened. Unpluged the AC adapter and removed the external battery; opened the back cover and disconnected the internal battery and the coin battery. Connected AC adapter and pressed the emergency reset button on the back for several seconds; turned off the AC adapter power for a couple of seconds and then turned it on again. Without press the power button, the laptop came back alive with a boot screen message saying the CMOS checksum was bad and time/date need to be set. Pressed F1 key and updated time/date and then F10 key and RETURN. The laptop loaded Windows 10 with no other problem. While it is still powered on, I reconnected the internal battery and the coin battery, put the back cover on and inserted the external battery. Surfing the Internet, running Windows 10 updates and virus scan, including write this post; all without any problem, except the following: The laptop goes back to the initial dead state again if I use the mouse to click on the "Shut down" power off option. I will need to repeat everything from the beginning - disconnect all power source (AC adapter, external and internal batterys as well as the CMOS coin battery) and use only AC adapter power with the emergency reset button, ..., get into BIOS page to update time/date, ... This doesn't look like a motherboard failure to me. Then, I have not been able to make sense of the problem. Please advise.

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A: X250 Power Issue

Look in the windows event log to see if a device is failing to shut down completely. Sometimes they throw a message. Try an Ubuntu DVD and see if shutdown followed br restart works there. It may be the motherboard power circuitry.

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Hello there, like the title says I'm having a weird issue with a x250. Here's what's happening: laptop won't boot, period. No lights at all, even plugging the charger does nothing.I tried the usual (reset switch, which used to work until yesterday), remove the external battery, press the power button 10 times with 1 second interval, then 30s press, then put the adapter back. Nothing. The only way to revive it is to pop the cover, unplug the internal battery and plug it back. From there, it will power up, as long as I don't put the cover back on. If I do, and start screwing it back into place, it's over. Dead again. If I don't, I can use the laptop normally.I tried to unplug the internal battery and use only the external, I get the exact same behavior: I can power on as long as the cover is off.Needless to say, I can't do much with it in that state. What's going on ? Is the cover shorting something ? Or the pressure causing some internal failures ? Is the motherboard dying ? I'm stumped  Thank you for your help.

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Hello there, like the title says I'm having a weird issue with a x250. Here's what's happening: laptop won't boot, period. No lights at all, even plugging the charger does nothing.I tried the usual (reset switch, which used to work until yesterday), remove the external battery, press the power button 10 times with 1 second interval, then 30s press, then put the adapter back. Nothing. The only way to revive it is to pop the cover, unplug the internal battery and plug it back. From there, it will power up, as long as I don't put the cover back on. If I do, and start screwing it back into place, it's over. Dead again. If I don't, I can use the laptop normally.I tried to unplug the internal battery and use only the external, I get the exact same behavior: I can power on as long as the cover is off.Needless to say, I can't do much with it in that state. What's going on ? Is the cover shorting something ? Or the pressure causing some internal failures ? Is the motherboard dying ? I'm stumped  Thank you for your help.

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

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I've installed w10 Creators Update on my Thinkpad X250 CL20 and I downloaded the Power Manager from this site http://support.lenovo.com/it/it/downloads/migr-4gxpeg. I installed it, but it not works. I tried to download Power Manager for W7/Vista from this site http://support.lenovo.com/it/it/downloads/ds014924 but it does not install (see attachment). I tried with compatibility W7 and Vista without success.Any suggeriments?Thanks

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A:Power Manager X250 Windows 10

Power manager is not supported on win 10.  Power manager driver is supported.Download Lenovo settings from the windows store. Also download Lenovo Companion.

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I have a new x250, about 1 month old. I opened it, expecting it to wake from sleep, but it did not. The lights on the keyboard (f1, f4 and fnlock) are still on, but otherwise unresponsive. The red light on the back that usually blinks to indicate sleep is off. The power button does not respond. I tried holding it 30 secs, but no effect. I tried pulling the battery, but since the x250 has two batteries, and one is internal, this did not work. I'm currently hoping whatever it is doing will drain the second battery eventually, but if it's only running those lights, that could take a long time. Is there another way to hard shut down the x250?


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A:x250 stuck in sleep, can't power off

Tech support guy told me you can stick a paper clip in a little hole next to the battery between the battery slot and one of the rubber feet on the bottom, above the number 1 battery lock, and below the screen hinge. Worked for me.

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I am trying to change the power settings so the computer goes to sleep when I close the lid but the setting just goes back to "do nothing" after a while. Have any one had that problem? The power management it set to "balanced".

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We have a couple users with x250 (20CM0086US ) running Windows  10 Professional that are not able to power on their laptops unless they are un-docked from their ThinkPad Ultra Dock 90W (40A20090XX). Both of the machines have the BIOS that looks to be v1.25 and the current one looks to be v1.27 They have done the firmware update for the docking stations and that has not resolved it. I have suggested that they run System Update to confirm they are running the latest drivers and firmware? Any other possible causes or possible soluitons? Thanks in advance.JJ

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Hello All:

I have a HP DV6275US, Pavillion DV6000 with Vista Home Premium on it and I am trying to go to XP. Dual booting is too much of a ruckus and I do not like it anyways, so I bought a Scorpio to install it on.

When I installed the Scorpio, it initially would not detect the drive, so I disabled SATA Auto. in the BIOS, and it then recognized it.

So, I start to install XP, formatted fine, copied sys. files fine, but when I got to the actual GUI install it asked me if I wanted to install a driver for my battery, which could possibly disrupt installation, so I choose yes and anyways and it proceeded fine for about a minute, then power failure. Tried again, and again, and same thing.

I put my Vista HDD back in, a Seagate 160GB, and things worked fine.

I have read something about having to manually load the drivers for the nVidia RAID chipset, as the ones XP Install loads do not suffice. I could not find any problems about the battery, so please, ANY help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks a lot.

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Had to up upgrade my power supply on my hp envy 750-116. The new power supply(500b evga) does not have a power cord for the slim laptop like drive. looking for possible fix for the problem

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Hi Again All -

For reference here I would ask that you please look at my post yesterday , the 6th at 9:52 pm, which has a sad smiley in front of the title. I finally got my computer in order and it did not turn on and off repeatedly while attemptng to load (thanks to all the helpful advice posted). However, I am in the habit of setting it at night to go to either stand by or hibernate. Last night I learned that I no longer had those options available, so I turned the system off. Probably 5 or 6 times during the night I faintly heard Bono and U2 singing away (yes, I'm delusional). Actually, it was my screensaver and apparently my computer was turning itself on. After the obligatory 20 mins. the screensaver would come on. The system must have shut down and the whole processes started again repeatedly throughout the night. This is too bizarre. I turned off the computer with the Start button and the button on the machine. I guess I have to crawl under the desk and unplug the thing, but I shouldn't have to. Can anyone think of what is going on here?


A:Yesterday's Power Problems Create New Power Issue

If you change the power settings in the BIOS, the machine won't come back on when power is lost and restored, which is the setting I always use.

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Hi there, I have a toshiba A75 laptop that does not boot when on ac power without a battery beyond bios. It shows the splash screen but then dies on normal boot.

When I have the battery in and the unit is powered off It does charge the battery.
When the battery is fully charged, it will run and boot into windows but does not recognize the ac power at all. It just drains the battery, then when the battery is at 0 it shuts off and this is while connected to AC power and the LED see's the AC power.

When on AC power I can boot into bios and it will sit there for days without a battery, but when I try to get to the OS it just shuts down. I have replaced the mobo twice. I have replaced the hard drive as well. The odd part is that with the hard drive out of the laptop, I can get the laptop to run with out any power failures. It just recycles the media device failure message but does not crash.

I have tested the power supply on other laptops and it seems to work just fine.

Any one have any ideas?

A:Toshiba Satellite A75 boot/power issue with AC power

Since you have replaced the system board twice, this probably does not apply to you... but we have seen a number of Toshibas with the same or similar motherboard where the power jack on the board became loose or disconnected. A new jack had to be obtained and soldered back into position.
If you bought used boards or refurbished boards, this difficult jack problem could have been the cause. It requires a special cold solder technique and is awkward to access, but when done properly by an experienced tech, it can save a laptop.
There are several Dell Inspirons and Sony laptops with the similar problem.
We have seen costs in a shop as high as $160 for this repair... but the part is only $6.00 so I don't know how they justify the high cost.

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Hi Guys,

I'm currently suffering from a random power shutdown issue. The PC boots up correctly and is totally useable and in working order.

However after different varied amounts of time. 20mins - 5 hours on occasion. The PC will just randomly power down as if the power cable has been removed.

I am getting the following error within Event Viewer 'Event 41, Kernel-Power' - "The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly."

I have checked all power settings and have currently set to High Performance Mode, with Hard disks 'Never' to turn off etc.

After suggestions and help as to what may be causing this issue.

Thanks in advance,

A:Random Power Down Issue - 'Event 41, Kernel-Power'

If this were a desktop machine my first question would be "How old is your power supply?"
If this is the Compaq laptop shown in your specs, I am wondering if the connection to your battery is not as good as it should be. I'd double-check the contacts or connections. There may be a loose or broken wire, or even a failing connection inside the battery itself if it's old.

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I've got a computer that's turned off. I press the power switch, and nothing happens. Now, I unplug the network cable and the computer turns on.

Why does having a network cable connected prevent the computer's power switch from functioning? And why does unplugging the network cable cause it to power up?

The computer has worked fine for a year, but was recently moved to the other side of the room, and a new switch replaced the old network hub at the same time.

A:Power Up Issue: LAN Cable Disables Power Switch?

I swapped network cables and the problem still persists.

Any ideas?

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Hi, Having a 90B error (fan having troubles) prior to booting up the system, I consider it a good time to clean the fan. So I completely dissassembled the laptop down to the fan to remove dust. This in order to have less sound and less heat. After reassembling it back to its original state, my laptop started with two errors. Firstly one I cannot remember (skipped to fast) and secondly the recurring 90B error. But skipping those the system started up and everything worked. The laptop was running slowly but I thought it was normal behavior. The day after, my laptop wouldn?t startup. I?ve pressed the start button and the lights went on of both the start button and speaker on/off. Immediately after that it shut down and started back up, producing a startup loop as long the laptop is feed by power (battery or charger). Anyone can help me out? If further details are needed, I will certainly provide those. Kr,JeromeBertrem  

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So since recently my laptop shuts off randomly. The battery is also getting old and with battery, my laptop runs only for about an hour. Sometimes it runs just fine, and other times it shuts off suddenly, usually when I turn it back on right away, it shuts off again while booting. And also, since that started to happen, my games run with extreme lag.
I hope/think its just a power issue that makes it suddenly turn off. The reason I think this is the problem is because there is a Mic, webcam, hdmi screen, speakers and sometimes Phones, connected to it, only the screen and speakers are self powered.
Before i buy new battry and adapter, first I want to make sure what you guys think it might be?what to do to find out more?

Alienware M17XR4

A:alienware Power issue, power issue or something else?

Does it do it if it's on charge? It could be over heating

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I purchased a Lenovo 110S a week ago. I?ve found that I have issues turning it on sometimes whereby the power indicator flashes a few seconds but the laptop doesn?t power on. This happens with enough battery power, for example it?s happened when I have had 50% battery power remaining. I plug the laptop into mains AC power and it will then power on.  But im stumped as to why this doesn?t happen all the time. If anyone can offer help it would be appreciated! PS: my battery is a concealed one ie; in the laptop casing with a cover that?s screwed on.

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I am at my absolute wits end with this. I have built many computers but never run into anything so persistent or destructive to my sanity:

Almost exactly 1 year ago I built a computer, here is the original configuration:

5-7year old case (exact name/manufacturer unknown, is gone now)

Apevia ATX-AS680W power supply (680w) - carried over from old build

Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 motherboard

AMD FX-8350 Black Edition Vishera 8-Core 4.0 GHz

G.SKILL Ares F3-1866C10D-16GAB (2x 8gb ddr3 1866)


WD D50 01AALS-00L3B2 (500gb standard HDD) - also carried over from old build

Running windows 7 ultimate 64bit

Computer is built, runs fine, no issues for (if I recall) at least the first few months. One day it shuts down randomly. No power down, no BSOD, no power surge, no extreme load, no extreme heat, no freeze, screen artifacts, nothing that would give a clue, it simply instantaneously (almost faster than pulling the plug) ceases to be on. I search for error logs, check wiring, check PSU, seating of cards, etc, install CPUID HWMonitor to watch heat, etc. Issue does not repeat itself for days, then happens randomly again. Over the course of a couple of months it recurs constantly, but never for a "reason", there's no power issues, no loose wires, not based on heat, not based on load, not based on specific software or anything I can find.

So assuming it's a PSU issue, I replace the PSU, it now has a Corsair GS700 700w p... Read more

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We went away on vacation for 2 weeks. I unplugged my computer, but my father-in-law left his in (plugged into a surge protector). We come back from our vacation and his computer won't turn on. I take it downstairs, plug it in and as soon as I plug it in, the light on the motherboard comes on and the fan turns on, but that's it. No post, no running hard drive.

I tested each stick of RAM individually with no results. In order to turn the computer off, I have to unplug it. The power button is orange (should be green unless Dell changed that for some reason), and the hard drive light stays on (though it isn't running). No matter how long I hold the power button, nothing happens.

His computer is a Dell Optiplex GX270, service tag 8R70H31. That's all the info I can give ya.

forgot to mentioned that I checked the mobo for any burn marks and didn't find anything. And everything is plugged in good. Took it all out and plugged it all back in.

A:Power issue? mobo issue?

So far from what i've been able to tell, it appears to be automatically turning on and booting into stand-by mode, and just won't come out of it.

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

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

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

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

A:X250 Spacebar

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:X250 SIM Not Recognized

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

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

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

A:Really disappointed in new X250

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

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

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

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my pc unable to on and no power i already make report 20/3/17 but until 22/3/17 no reply from your side and no proper answer please reply immediately

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I'm using a Dell Optiplex GX270. recently the computer shut down automatically and when restarted, the screen displayed that it was due to a thermal event. the power button light was an amber color instead of the normal green. according to the Dell troubleshooting website, this indicates a basic power loss. It was suggested to me to replace the PSU. I just did it yet still getting the amber light on the power button. What should I check next? and how would I go about fixing it?

A:Power Issue

Well, if you received a message about a 'thermal event', first thing I would do is check the temperatures of your hardware.

You can do this using a program like PC Wizard:


It will tell you everything you need to know about your computer, including the operating temperatures.

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I purchased a HP Desktop model A6541 in December 2008 which came pre loaded with Window Vista.As soon as Windows 7 was released I upgraded to that trouble free.Since then apart from replacing a video card a couple of years ago the computer has more or less run trouble free In December 2015 I upgraded to Windows 10 ? the actual upgrade was trouble free but I did have an number of minor issues in the following weeks which I have resolved as I went along. The main major issue that I have since upgrading to Windows 10 is relating to Power but am not convinced it is a software issue.This issue started towards the end of January/early FebruaryI shut the PC down at night having run the normal Norton antivirus  & CCleaner scans.The following day the PC won't turn on so I change the mains lead and the PC turns on. Before I insert the spare mains lead I hold the on off button for a short periodI insert the spare mains lead and the computer turns on and boots up.The green light at the rear of the computer remains on The same thing happens every day I shut the PC down and start it up again so in effect he same spare mans lead is used on alternate days I have tried searching the Internet for a resolution but so far have not find anything to resolve the issue  As far as I am aware all the drivers are up to date ? they are monitored by Driver Support I have run the power troubleshooter but that did not resovle the issue Any suggestions?&n... Read more

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when I power my HP Compaq system unit, it Js blink red light without booting and the screen does not display too

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Recently my pc crashed and didnt turn back on. After making sure that wires and whatnot were connected properly, i decided that the psu was the culprit. however after more testing, i realized that the power slot for my cpu, which is a 4pin, was the culprit. having plugged in the bare essentials and leaving the 4pin disconnected, my comp turns on. with the 4pin connected, it sends a small surge of power then shuts down. is this fixable, or could it actually be something else, or will i have to get a new mobo. im running an ecs a780gm-a. and plz no replies about how i should get a new mobo because ecs is bad. i know a lot of ppl think this and frankly ive never had a problem with ecs.

A:Cpu power issue

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I recently built a system with a Gigabyte P4 Titan mobo and a Celeron 1.7 for browsing and office applications.It is in a Antec SX1030 case which I have been using for about a year with a dual cpu system. Every once in awhile the computer will not turn on. I can see the ethernet light and also the diagnostic light by the ram both are on. If I pull the power cord and let it sit it will turn right on. I had to use a 12volt adapter for the board. Could this be a power supply issue the board has 3 fire wire,6 USB 2.0.2 USB1.0 ,onboard ethernet and sound. I have a Kenwood TrueX 53 and Toshiba DVD.
Thank You Chuck

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Hi, my PC is about 5 years old off the shelf model, no problems for years. Installed a video card about 6 months ago and all has been fine. Then one day it failed to start. Left it for 6 weeks while I did other stuff then went to boot up again and everything was fine until I sent it into hibernation again. When I press the power button the fans start up then immediately die. I've pulled the video card out and disconnected one of the hdds with no luck. When I installed the video card I checked out power specs and things were getting pretty close to maxing out my PSU. Suspect PSU issue but any professional advice would be appreciated.

HP Compaq dx2710 SFF

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A:Power up issue

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I recently upgraded to a 8600gts from a 6600gt. Since then I have purchased a few games and all have had some small issues:

Bioshock- Sometimes textures were messed up and all pixilized, like the final character was all red, green, and it was hard to see any features on him.

Flight Simulator 2007 Deluxe- This game ran rather poorly on full settings...the graphics weren't even that intense, but the frame rates were HORRIBLE for me!

Race 2007- This game is nothing to write home about when it comes to graphics either...in some ways it resembles Need for Speed Most Wanted, which ran fine with my 6600gt and XP on full settings. However, sometimes I get random parts in the game where it just lags up very badly, and it gets so choppy that I don't know what's going on. This is only sometimes though, and I can for the most part enjoy the game.

Now I know my 8600gts should be able to handle more than I'm giving it, so here's my question. Could it be a power issue? All I have right now is a 450w cg power supply that was used when my computer was first built a few years ago. Since then I have upgraded many things- Processor, Graphics card, fans/lighting, fan controller, ram, etc. Could it be that I need more power/amps? The one I have no was rather cheap at the time, like $45.

I noticed one thing when installing my cold cathode lights. If I used a molex connector that didn't come right off of the power supply itself, the wouldn't fully light. And s... Read more

A:Power Issue?

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Hello.Today. My hp z820 stop responding to the power button . When pressing it. The button light turn on as much as I keep holding it.the problem happened when I added nvidia quadro k2000 to my nvidia quadro m4000 and turn it on . Suddenly it turn off before it boot .Anybody knows what's going on?Thank you in advance.

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I had diagnosed my pc power test found thesese error and warning any way to fix these????
Platform Power Management Capabilities:PCI Express Active-State Power Management (ASPM) Disabled
PCI Express Active-State Power Management (ASPM) has been disabled due to a known incompatibility with the hardware in this computer.

Platform Timer Resolution:Platform Timer Resolution
The default platform timer resolution is 15.6ms (15625000ns) and should be used whenever the system is idle. If the timer resolution is increased, processor power management technologies may not be effective. The timer resolution may be increased due to multimedia playback or graphical animations.
Current Timer Resolution (100ns units) 10000
Maximum Timer Period (100ns units) 156001

Platform Timer Resolution:Outstanding Timer Request
A program or service has requested a timer resolution smaller than the platform maximum timer resolution.
Requested Period 10000
Requesting Process ID 3184
Requesting Process Path \Device\HarddiskVolume2\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe

Power Policy:802.11 Radio Power Policy is Maximum Performance (Plugged In)
The current power policy for 802.11-compatible wireless network adapters is not configured to use low-power modes.

CPU Utilization:Analysis Error
Analysis was partially unsuccessful. Some results are available, but they may be incomplete.

A:Power issue help Need

I believe these are the result of some default settings, and you shouldn't worry about it. At least about PCI-e Active-State Power Management and Wireless (802.11 radio Power ...). These can be found in Advanced Settings of Power Plans (Power Options).

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We have been experiencing an issue with our power and recently the vacum cleaner popped the circuit in a room where I have two computers. One came back up as soon as we reset the circuit. The other did not. The status on that PC is as follows:

* The LED light on the power supply comes on
* CPU and CASE fans spin
* Power light on the MOBO is on
* One LED on top of the memory comes on for a few seconds and then off.
* I get no beeps or other error messages

I have tried:
* stripping out the video and sound cards
* Reset the CMOS
* pulled the memory and tried with one stick (I think I tried both sticks)


Any thoughts, suggestions, ideas? I'm not sure if this is a MOBO, PSU or Memory issue.

A:Power Up Issue

It would say 80% that it is a PSU problem, but that being the case, it will be uncertain if the PSU took out any other components when/if it failed.

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I have a HP Pavillion dv6000 laptop with a nvidia graphics and a AMD Turion X2 64 processor. I am having troubles keeping it turn on. Sometimes I can turn it on and be using it for a little bit and with no warning it will just go black like someone unplug the power and battery. Normally you can get through a download like download avast. Once it goes off if you push the power button it will light up and sometime get to the welcome screen or hp screen before shutting right back off and sometimes it will go off before the hp screen comes up. Once you let it set a bit it will finally come back on and repeat the same process again. I first thought maybe it was overheating and put it on a air vent and had the air blowing on it the whole time. It stayed running the whole time the first time it was on the air vent. I tried it again a little later on using the air vent and it shut off while on it. It was plenty cold enough to the second time when it shut off while on the air vent. Can anyone give me some advice on what's going on with it or how to fix it or even if it worth fixing?

A:Power Issue

It sounds like it is in need of an internal cleaning. If the heatsink and fan is clogged with dust it will overheat and shut down as you described. This is just a possibility. Booting properly after letting it sit a while is what led me to believe this.

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Sorry, that seems to be the best way I can describe it.

Have a fairly new HP Pavilion running Vista. Fella brought it to me said that it won't boot up. Plugged in and powered on and the power button lights up, it starts to get juice but then it just kind of settles. The fans on the board and back of the PC stop spinning and the whole machine has a slight vib running through it like it's got some juice just not enough. Though maybe it was something simple like the power supply isn't pushing out what it needs so brought in a new one with the same wattage but it does the same thing(also, took power supply out of machine and put it into another PC and it powered right up). Tried a different HD and swapped RAM around but still no difference.

Any ideas? Motherboard issue?

A:Low Power issue

get a volt meter and see what the voltage is at the pc end of it.

other than that, not really.

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Hi Fellow Vista fans,

Way back in April/May, I began having trouble with my battery not charging. Thought it was the AC Adapter and checked it with a tester which proved it was not good. Bought a new Adapter and it worked great for a few weeks. Then it started to not charge again. The Adapter port was a touch loose, so I took it in to a computer shop and the guy put a new port in it, but that didn't help so he ordered a new Mother Board and installed it. I picked it up on Thursday of last week and it worked great till Sunday.

As before, the symptoms are that the screen flashes from bright to dull. Last time the LCD would show up in the upper left corner of the screen upon boot and would show through out the whole time it was turned on. This time it does not. When I plug it in with the battery, it does not show it as being plugged in and does not charge. If I pull the battery out while it is plugged in it shuts down hard. Will not run with the Adapter.

E-mailed Gateway yesterday (Sunday 7/25/10) and they gave me instructions to do a power reset. It worked till I re-inserted the battery, then it shut down as soon as the battery was re-installed. Not sure what to do from here but to take it back in and have the guy check to make sure the MoBo is not bad that he put in. He had it for 3 1/2 weeks the first time because the first MoBo he ordered was bad and had to wait for a 2nd one to be shipped.

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A:Power issue?

Sounds like a problem with the battery...
It could also be a problem with the power board...
The laptop *should* run without the battery...

I would check the battery contacts on the laptop and the battery itself to make sure nothing is getting in the way or shorting the battery out...

Hope this helps,
Please post back with what you have tried to fix the problem.
Daniel =)

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