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Q: x230 not using USB 3.0 with DisplayLink

Hello, hopefully someone can help with this, since the issue persists. I am using the USB 3.0 Ultradock, but the 3.0 docks on the x230 are not working properly. Do I need to delete the generic USB 2.0 hubs? As a sysadmin, I know better, but I am so incredibly angry that Lenovo can't address such a simple issue that I'm willing to try anything at this point. Next step, of course, is to find a bloatware-free laptop that doesn't require 3 different update wizards (Windows, Lenovo, OEM) to operate, but since it's 2017 that may well be impossible so I'd better solve this problem (again) while I'm searching. My x230 is using the default Windows drivers (dated 2006) and the generic USB 2.1 hub.

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A: x230 not using USB 3.0 with DisplayLink

Hello and welcome,

It may help others to help you if you provide some detail as to what you mean by "not working properly".

regards,
Z.

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Hi, does anyone know if it is possible to use the Thinkpad x230 with USB 3.0 DisplayLink to drive 3 external display monitors? The 3 monitors only have DVI, VGA and HDMI connections. Also I have a Type 4338 docking station (with ESATA) should I upgrade this to the one with USB 3.0? or should I buy the USB 3.0 docking station instead? thanks

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 hi,i just wanna know if i can to install normal ssd drive and msata card drive in my x230 laptop Many Thanks 

A:x220 and x230 , can i install normal ssd drive and msata card drive in my x230

yes

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In our school district we are having issues using the displaylink adapter with Windows 10 and a smartboard attached.  When the monitor goes blank after a 1hour (policy) of no use the display will not come back on, however if I disconnect the HP USB adapter the display comes back.  I have updated the BIOS, Video Driver, and have tried the two newest drivers on the displaylink site but still an issue, any one experiencing this issue or suggestions on how to fix?  Thanks.

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We have about 8 of the R7-572 machines, several other laptops, and about 15 (Targus) DisplayLink port replicators floating around.  Everything works fine, except when I try to upgrade an R7 to Windows 10.  Windows auto-installs the Targus / DisplayLink software and almost everything works:  USB devices, analog audio, and ethernet.  What fails is the video portion, there are no additional monitors available.When I connect the USB cord the audio and ethernet devices appear in the Device Manager, but the USB Display Adapter appears for about 2 seconds then disappears again.On Windows 8.1 everything was working fine, then with either an In Place Upgrade or a clean install, the behavior is the same. This is not a Windows 10 issue:  other laptops on 10, including my Acer V 15 Nitro and an older TravelMate P253, work fine.  It is not faulty port replicator hardware, all other laptops work fine and these laptops work fine when on Windows 8.1.I am open to ideas, so anyone that has worked with these things please speak up.











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A:Aspire R7-572, DisplayLink, and Windows 10

All right folks, here is the answer.  When I upgraded from Windows 8.1 to 10, if I selected the 'wipe the drive and install fresh' option everything worked fine.  If I selected the 'keep my stuff' option the DisplayLink failed. Ultimately it turned out that the previously installed DisplayLink software remained installed while a new version also installed with Windows 10. The solution:Disconnect the docking stationUninstall the DisplayLink softwareRebootRun the DisplayLink cleanup tool "DisplayLink Installation Cleaner 8.0.453" that was provided to me by a Targus engineer (not sure if this is readily available from either the Targus or DisplayLink site)RebootInstall DisplayLink USB Graphics Software for Windows 8.0 M0.exe from DisplayLink's web siteWhen prompted connect the docking stationVoila!













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I have a Surface Pro 3 i5/4300U with two mDP monitors, one plugged in directly and one plugged in to the dock and then I have a USB adapter using DisplayLink with an adapter converting it to DiV connector. This setup has worked just fine for a long time. It also worked fine after the upgrade to Windows 10. But the other day there was an upgrade installed and now I can only get two external monitors to work at the same time. Either both the mDP monitors ore one mDP and the USB connected monitor.

I have tried rolling back, uninstalled and reinstalled drivers. But I'm stuck with using two of three external monitors. Has anyone else had the same problem, and if so, did you find any solution?

A:USB DisplayLink monitor or mDP not working

I had this with my usb Mimo um-740. I just unplugged the usb connector in the computer, put it back and the monitor came back to life.

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We have about 8 of the R7-572 machines, several other laptops, and about 15 (Targus) DisplayLink port replicators floating around.  Everything works fine, except when I try to upgrade an R7 to Windows 10.  Windows auto-installs the Targus / DisplayLink software and almost everything works:  USB devices, analog audio, and ethernet.  What fails is the video portion, there are no additional monitors available.When I connect the USB cord the audio and ethernet devices appear in the Device Manager, but the USB Display Adapter appears for about 2 seconds then disappears again.On Windows 8.1 everything was working fine, then with either an In Place Upgrade or a clean install, the behavior is the same. This is not a Windows 10 issue:  other laptops on 10, including my Acer V 15 Nitro and an older TravelMate P253, work fine.  It is not faulty port replicator hardware, all other laptops work fine and these laptops work fine when on Windows 8.1.I am open to ideas, so anyone that has worked with these things please speak up.

A:Aspire R7-572, DisplayLink, and Windows 10

Which Targus do you have ? I have both a Targus ACP70USZ  and a Mediasonic HV1-U24D2L-W pushing dual 1920X1080 monitors. All machines are running Windows 10 and currently the R3 (currently on the dock) using Displaylink 7.9.1488.0 driver. If not working I'd suggest downloading the latest version from Targus (7.9 or later), completely uninstall your current version, reboot, then reinstall the package. If that does not work and is with specific docks, then contact Targus. They had a problen a year or two ago and replaced my first dock.

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I think I am having a problem that was solved in an old thread, but it was locked without giving details on how to actually do the fix. Started having problems when my computer monitor died and I replaced it with a small flat screen TV using ONLY the computer to monitor cable, not an HDMI cord. Setting the screen resolution to the recommended setting made the desktop too big for the screen. Setting the resolution to fit it made some of my games run in a small box rather than full screen. And of course there was no sound.

A few days later I hook the monitor up with the HDMI cable, but don't remove the monitor to computer cable. Think leaving the cable was a HUGE mistake, now. Sound works, still have screen problems.

Haven't updated anything for some time, so I update everything. Windows, drivers, EVERYTHING!

Now my games won't even load, dxdiag crashes before it can load, and I still have resolution problems.

The previous thread didn't give enough details on HOW to do the fix for a computer dummy like me...lol Here is what she did to fix it:

"I found the issue. I use two DisplayLink USB to VGA adapters to have additional monitors. After uninstalling those drivers dxdiag no longer crashed. Then, after reinstalling newer DisplayLink drivers, everything is working great."

I suspect having both cables hooked up at same time to run my monitor when updating the drivers gave me the duel drivers just as they had.

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A:DisplayLink USB to VGA adapter drivers?

I should add I found the original thread by searching an error message I was getting. Here is the message:

"DxDiag has detected that there might have been a problem accessing Direct3D the last time this program was used. Would you like to bypass Direct3D this time?".

Click yes and it doesn't read much info on the "Display" tabs. Click no and it crashes.
 

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Hi,

I’ve just received a Dell XPS13 which I’ve just reinstalled Windows10 and updated the Dell drivers - esp the Dell Displaylink DA100 which I use to plug in to the network cable for Fog imaging.
Irregardless of what I’ve done, when I boot the Dell laptop into Bios I do not see the network boot option in this Dell laptop , like I did for my lenovo laptops and desktops. There’s only 2 boot sequence options: Windows Boot and UEFI Samsung SSD PM851 M2.2280 256GB.

Has someone had a similar issue, appreciate some suggestions how to network boot this machine ?

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I have a DisplayLink (USB hub) from my previous Laptop connected to my new Zbook G15. While all other functions (LAN, keybords, mouse) work, the monitor is not recognized although the device autoinstalled itself. What can I do?The DisplayLink was using the DVI port.











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A:Zbook g2 not connecting to monitor via displaylink

Dear Customer, Did you check if your Zbook driver is the latest one for DisplayLink?Try to update it and reboot again.

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I have upgraded my work machine form an X1 Carbon to an X1 Yoga (running Windows 10). I use a Displaylink to extend my screen. The external screen is a slightly lower resolution LG (1920 x 1080). With the X1 Yoga I can't get the extension to match up; either I have an overly zoomed in view on the external screen, or tiny text, etc. on the X1. Have updated to the latest drivers to no avail. Any thoughts appreciated.

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Hello,
I have a GeForce GTX 960 with driver version 384.94 and also a Sabrent USB-1612 with DisplayLink 8.2.2152.0.

My issue is that when the DisplayLink driver is installed the Nvidia Control Panel settings only have "Stereoscopic 3D" setting available and not the typical display and video settings as well.

If I remove the DisplayLink driver I get all the settings back.

Is it possible to resolve this conflict and to get the Nvidia Control Panel to retain all the setting/configuration menu items?

Thanks!
 

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Even when I remove the DisplayLink monitor and stop the DisplayLink service, I can't enable Aero.

When I run Windows' Aero troubleshooting report, it tells me color depth is set too low:

Color depth is set too low: Not fixed

To render Aero effects, the color depth must be set to 32 bits.

Depth: 32 bits
Required depth: 32 bits
Depth: 32 bits
Required depth: 32 bits
Depth: 8 bits
Required depth: 32 bits Click to expand...

What's confounding about this is that my DisplayLink monitor is set to 32-bit when it's on, and when it's off it still lists that extra 8-bit monitor.

The troubleshooter also tells me the Desktop Window Manager service is disabled regardless of whether or not it actually is disabled.

I have two monitors outputting from my computer normally. I have two ATI Radeon HD 4850 cards (CrossFire). This DisplayLink monitor is a 7" sub-monitor. My computer is running Windows 7 Ultimate (x64). The DisplayLink drivers are supposed to support Aero... they've supported it since 5.0 IIRC (they're on 5.6 now).

Help is greatly appreciated!!

UPDATE: Uninstalled DisplayLink and restarted. Still no Aero. Troubleshooter still gives same reasons.
 

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Does anybody use Optimus together with a Display Link adapter? I saw some hints that there might be problems, but couldn't find any final answer on this.How is your experience?

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I have a Dell XPS 9333 laptop that works through a Dell (Displaylink) 3G Hub. I'm running Windows 10 and have the latest Displaylink software (7.9) loaded, yet when I connect extension speakers (that work on other computers) I only still hear sound through the laptop and not the extension speakers that are plugged into the hub.
I have also ran all the various diagnostic tests supplied by Dell & Windows

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Purchased two (2) AOC HDMI FHD displays for use with my Spectre x360. I'm driving them through the USB 3 with a j5Create USB3 to Dual HDMI adapter.  The result is spotty in that they don't wake up immediately from sleep in as extended desktops. I have to reboot as often as it works.  I'll return them and switch to displaylink monitors if that will work better.  I have installed the AOC and j5create drivers.  The display options and the hardware scans see the monitors and list their model names. Will the displaylink ports work better for dual external monitors? Is displaylink the same as displayport?  Thanks!

A:Is displaylink external display support preferred over using...

awilson77584 wrote:Is displaylink the same as displayport?  Thanks!Hi, No, they are two different technologies. DisplayLink certified USB "docks" will work on many diffrent laptops and you have more freedom to configure. Please note: check for USB "docks" which have DisplayLink Certified sticker. Regards.

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I have tried two different DisplayLink-driven USB 3.0 Docking Stations with my Yoga 700, and neither of them can achieve Gigabit Ethernet speeds. The docks I've tried are the Besthing USB 3.0 Docking Station, and the Sabrent USB 3.0 Docking Station, both of which use DisplayLink as driver software, and both feature Gigabit Ethernet ports. I have 1Gbps WAN access from Comcast, and if I use a plain Gigabit-to-USB adapter plugged into the Yoga, I get expected speeds in the neighborhood of 950Mbps. However, if I connect through one of the DisplayLink docking stations, my speed immediately drops to about 100Mbps. This leads me to believe that there is an issue with DisplayLink or their drivers, which is why I bought a second docking station to troubleshoot, but so far DisplayLink Support has been unable to provide a solution, and are shifting the blame to the dock manufacturers. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling the DisplayLink driver software several times, including trying the latest Beta versions, and have tried plugging the Docking Stations in to both of the Yoga 700's USB 3 ports, with the same results. Has anyone had any luck getting Gigabit speeds when connecting a Yoga to a DisplayLink-enabled USB 3.0 Docking Station? Are there any other troubleshooting steps I can take? Thanks,R 

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Hi all..
i don't know where this issue come from.
This problem happens on my DELL XPS 13 QHD 2015.

anytime i am plugging my laptop to my DELL D3100 USB 3 docking station and watching a movie through YouTube or anything else(like VLC and MediaPlayer) i experience high CPU usage that come from Displaylink Manager Application service - it goes around 56-80% of usage and my laptops fan going crazy and very noisy..
i also checked with CPU ID and found out that my CPU temperature goes up to 97-103 Celsius.

does anyone had this issue before and know what to do?

i am really frustrated cause i am a student and i just can't watch my classes (playbacks) through my second screen (27" Full HD Screen) which is much more convenient.

Thanks a lot for your help .

edited: i have the latest driver according to DisplayLink website.

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We've been having screen issues when using a DisplayLink dock (specifically a Targus dock [ACP71USZ]).
There are two external monitors connected to it (making it 3x screens total). 
When connected the first time, all three screens work. But after a few minutes sometimes an hour, all three screens flicker and only the two external monitors work. When going to display settings, we only see the two external monitors. The laptop screen is not detected. When clicking detect, all three screens work again before flickering and returning to two external monitors only. When looking in the intel graphics GUI, nothing shows (until i repeat the process and press detect in display settings).
We tried installing to the latest intel drivers with no luck.
I ran the dell diagnostic tools multiple times (the preboot one and the desktop one) and saw no issues.
The older XPS 15 (9530) never has an issue.

A:Dell XPS 15 (9550) Screen Flickers and Blacks Out When Connected to DisplayLink Dock with External Monitors

 I am a little confused about the dock you mentioned. The specs for it say that it has 1 HDMI, 1 VGA, and 2 DVI ports, no DisplayLink.
JohnD

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I'm looking at purchasing a used X230 laptop from someone and trying to confirm the LCD panel it has.  The description is listed at 2325-DN3 and I can't find any info on that model in any of the reference books.  The Lenovo website shows it with IPS but indicates it's a generic listing. The buyer is a large website so sort of difficult to have them send me the serial #. Any ideas how I can confirm before making the purchase? Thanks!

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 Hi everyone, I have a question about the RAM in the x230. I bought the base 4gb of RAM with the intention of upgrading it myself later. The stock RAM inside is a Samsung model with this serial: m471b5273dh0-cko However, I cannot find this model RAM to put in another identical stick into the open slot. The closest model available is: http://www.samsung.com/us/computer/memory-storage/MV-3T4G3/US Do you think these two sticks would be compatible? Did anyone else try a different type/model/amount of RAM? My gut feeling is that 8Gb of RAM would be great, and that 16Gb would be overkill. The other option is just to shell out a few more bucks and buy two pieces of matching RAM. I am considering Cruicals and Cosair Vengence RAM. Let me know what you guys think, Thanks, Jah

A:x230 RAM upgrade

hi. if you were to order from Lenovo: http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/LenovoPortal/en_US/catalog.workflow:item.detail?...you'd probably get Samsung, Hynix or Nanya, from my experience. most recently, i got Hynix. price may be higher than other places, though. from what i've read, Crucial is good quality, but Corsair may be hit or miss. cheers.

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Hi,I have a strange problem on my Thinkpad X230 (win7 64 bit, realtek drivers).After installing all drivers from Lenovo support page, everything was working well, then suddenly the sound was gone. No system sounds, no music, no video, nothing. What I tried:- reinstalling the drivers - Realtek High Definition Audio Driver  v. 6.0.1.7040, released 2013. 11. 11- uninstalling dolby- uninstall the Lenovo recommended drivers and installing generic ones from Realtek site (version 6.0.1.7541, released 2015.06.18)Every time the same happens: restart system, I have system sounds then after a few minutes the sound is gone.I mean I understand if I have no sound from start, it must be a hw problem or something, but how can something work for a while and be gone after? many thanks.

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Hi All,  With reference to https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/X230-Laptop-4G-LTE-in-the-UK/m-p/2258754#M681... - trying to find a Lenovo FRU 04W3821 is like trying to find Rocking Horse doodah.... What other options are there for UK based WWAN cards ? i.e. the next best thing ? I'd love to have my x230 be 4G capable, however, I'd settle for a decent, and working 3G.I've got the cables internally - just not the card. I've found one that is being advertised as ... "60Y3255 60Y3279 04W3767" Another as "60Y3297"Another as "04W3786, 60Y3297" - stated as same model.And finally - a " 04W3767" I am not 100% sure about GPS or not - I use Linux, not Windows, so don't know if that would work, I guess, if there is a GPS that works (especially under Linux) then that would be a bonus, not a necessity. TIA K__R  

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 This test is done from userbenchmark.com. Other benchmark programs give similar results. I am also not happy with the way the drive performs. I have no idea why it performs so badly. Anyone got any idea?

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I am trying to do a clean install on my good, old Thinkpad X230 which came with 64-bit Windows 7 Professional. For some reason, I was not able to create a bootable media from the recovery partition. In any case, I wanted to avoid the recovery partition as I want a basic, non-bloated, and minimal install. Hence, I downloaded a copy of 64-bit Windows 7 Professional from Microsoft/ digital river website. After performing the checksum, I used Microsoft's USB DVD Download Tool to make a bootable USB on Kingston Flash Voyager (USB 2.0; 8 GB; FAT32). BTW, just for the heck of it, I verified  that it boots on my spare (and even older) Thinkpad X60 -- though it doesn't proceed when it sees that the X60 has a 32-bit microprocessor. The relevant BIOS values and settings are as follows: UEFI BIOS Version G2ET95WW (2.55)
UEFI BIOS Date 2013-July-09
UEFI Secure Boot Off

Config-->USB
USB UEFI BIOS Support Enabled

Config-->SATA
SATA Controller Mode Option AHCI

Security-->Secure Boot
Secure Boot Disabled

Startup
>>Boot
Boot Priority
1 USB HDD
2 USB CD
3 USB FDD
4 ATA HDD0 Hitachi...
...

Excluded from Boot Priority Order
<none>

UEFI/Legacy Boot Both
- UEFI/Legacy Priority Legacy First
- CSM Support Yes I am posting this query after trying a number of suggestions (and solutions) given he... Read more

A:X230 -- Can't boot from USB

Hello and welcome,
 
Since you used the MS tool, I'll assume you want to boot the flash drive and install in legacy mode.  Try turning off UEFI boot in BIOS if you haven't already.  Probably should set BIOS to defaults first.
 
If you actually want to to a EUFI install you'll need to prepare the flash drive differently.
 
Z.

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My thinkpad x230 was working on battery yesterday and it turned off. Now, there is no sign of funcionality. No light is on. I plugged, unplogged nothing happens. Power button does not do any thing. I searched online and I found that I can do the trick to remove statick charges by 10 times pushing power bottom and one more for 30 seconnds, but it did not work. Unfortunately it is not under waranty. I appreciate your help. 

A:x230 dead

Hi Mim1234,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
I am sorry to hear that you are facing the issue with no power on your ThinkPad X230.
 

Remove the AC adapter, system battery and CMOS (coin) battery (under the palm rest) for about 30 seconds.
Reattach the CMOS battery, palm rest, AC adapter and system battery.
Power your ThinkPad system ON.
If it powers on successfully, then update the BIOS and Embedded Controller code.
If it did not power on successfully, then have the ThinkPad system board (planar) replaced.

Please let us know the findings after performing the above troubleshooting steps.
 
Hope to hear back soon!
 
Best regards
Hemanth Kumar.B




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Hi all.I have read around a bit and don't personally see any reason neither of these should work, but I've read some reports of people having issues with the Corsair not working and having to return it and the second pair not working. Then the HyperX for some reason mentions all the chips sets around the QM77 which is used in the X230 but not the QM77 itself, which again puts doubt in my mind. Can you confirm if either or both of these RAM kits (2x8GB) would be suitable?http://www.ebuyer.com/370065-corsair-16gb-ddr3-1600mhz-vengeance-laptop-memory-cmsx16gx3m2a1600c10http://www.ebuyer.com/646128-16gb-1600mhz-ddr3l-cl9-sodimm-kit-of-2-1-35v-hyperx-impact-black-hx316l...In case links get blocked because I'm a new user they were:Corsair 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Vengeance Laptop Memory{Kingston} 16GB 1600MHz DDR3L CL9 SODIMM (Kit of 2) 1.35V HyperX Impact Black











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A:X230 RAM compatibility

Is the X230 actually using the QM77 or the HM77 chipset? Today I have seen websites claiming both. HM77 is listed as good for teh HyperX RAM whereas for some reason the QM77 isn't...

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Hi, I had a broken LCD problem (https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/x230-LCD-with-vertical-black-lines-fixed-by-t...).So I ordered a new screen but the connector is different: the new screen has a 30 pin connector while the old cable (n. 04W1679 from https://support.lenovo.com/it/en/partslookup) is bigger, now I don't know how to find a proper cable.The screen model is M125NWN1 R0.Which cable should I buy? I don't understand how to choose the right one.

A:X230 new LCD cable

Unfortunately, not a cable or connector are the key problem. Your new LCD has another signaling interface eDP, while x230 supports older one LVDS. They aren't compatible even if you'll find the cable with 30 pins connector. There is a way to use eDP LCD if you'll add additional, 3rd party, interface coverter kit, but it's a complicated enough action, needs skills.So, replace new LCD to LGD LP125WH2-SLB3, x230 compatible IPS panel.

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Just got two new X230 laptops. Will this model take an mSATA SSD? Is the mSATA slot 6 Gbs or 3Gbs? Any recommendations are appreciated.













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A:X230 mSATA SSD

yes it takes the mSATA in the WWAN mPCIe slot under the palmrest. mSATA speed is 3Gbs.

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Would adding an SSD to my 4 year old X230 improve performance, or is the BIOS/Motherboard not new enough to make it worth while?

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Hello,I recently by a Lenovo X230 from local dealer , but unfortunately with comutrace activated. I have concern that this canbe hacked and used for cyber atack or to obtain my personal data. I would like to disable this option , without need to install any custom BIOS. This is a  potential hacker targets because this computrace mechanism was already demonstrated to be vulnerable to attack. Thanks in advance

A:X230 Computrace

I am assuming the laptop is not flagged as stolen.  You can contact Absolute Software by email and ask that you want the machine "flagged for delete in their database" and the Computrace agent removed.  They will require some sort of receipt from when you bought it from the previous owner.  They also want the model and serial from the sticker on the back, plus, most important, the system board serial which you can get from the BIOS screen.  The systemboard serial is the key into their database.  They will then contact their registered owner and ask him if he or she will release the machine.  They will not remove the agent unless their registered owner agrees, even if the registered owner no longer is paying the license fee.

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Hey,lately I noticed that I don't have red light on my x230(inside the thinkpad logo). How is that possible?Regards













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A:Red light on x230

ThinkPad X220/t and X230/t doesn't have LED indicators light on the ThinkPad logo.

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My 230X ran Win 10 successfully from Jan 2016 until October 2016 (Build 10586.633).  Since last fall, Windows Update wastes about 1/2 hr every time the unit is booted to try to update to 1511. At this end of this process, the progress screen goes directly from 99% done (downloading, configuring, installing) to "can't finish ... now undoing the changes."  Sometimes an second reboot is needed to log on; sometimes not.  Same thing happens regardless of whether external monitor and/or mouse and/or keyboard are used and regardless of whether the unit is in its docking station.  Same thing happens whether or not I've deleted files in the "software download" folder or run clean-up utilities.  Using the PC is also interrupted by reminders that there are updates to install. Sometimes Windows Update will wait for the restart time I've selected; sometimes not.  Unit has 4 GB RAM, Norton 360 and a GoFlex back up drive. This model is NOT on the list tested for Win 10 1511 or Win 10 1607.  I don't know why, and a TA call to Lenovo gave no help.  I declined the offer of a paid TA session to solve this by reinstalling Win 8. Has any one had this problem? Is there a kill-switch for the automatic Win 10 updates? Other suggestions?  Tx!

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Pls se pic. I need to some advice how to attach this key to my key board without breaking it....


























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Hi all, I am fairly new to owning a laptop (always had a desktop) and having an issue upgrading to windows 10. I have read that the x230 supports windows 10, but when I use the windows 10 upgrade assistant to try and upgrade I am greeted by a message saying the display does not support windows 10 and to contact the manufacturer. I have searched for an answer online and I suspect I am missing drivers or something along those lines? I am currently running windows 7 pro. Thanks a lot. Dan

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My x230 has developed problems sleeping and resuming from sleep. These problems are new and remain after a clean install, so I think it may be a hardware issue. Symptoms: 1) Laptop doesn't sleep properly. I notice this because of the battery drain, even though the "sleep" led is on 2) Laptop doesn't wake. The power led blinks, but pressing it has no effect.  I have to press and hold the power button to force a hard off, then press it again to turn on. Like I said I've never had these problems in the many years I've had this laptop, so I assume some hardware part has failed. The question is which?

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I am thinking of buying X230 Type 2325-3Z5 but I can't find any spec for it.This sheet does not have this type: http://www.lenovo.com/psref/pdf/withdraw/ThinkPad_X230_WE.pdfI am wondering if it has IPS screen labeled as Premium in speec sheet. Does anyone know the answer?

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Hey again, This is my third thread on this topic. So I had an x220 which did not boot anything after a BIOS update and I assumed that the problem will be solved by buying a new laptop (x230) at the nearest shop. So I went and did, I tried my USB drive at the store and it did boot up. The HDD they wanted to sell it with booted up as well, everything like a charm. I came home, and tried my other HDD (from the x220) and while it could see it, the same problem arose. I could not boot up the HDD (even though my main PC can) and now I could not boot up the USB as well. Does anyone have an idea what might be the problem? Is it the HDD, or is it possible that the Thinkpad sees it as bootable but unable to boot? Then why would the USB do not boot up as well? Thanks in advance. Getting really anxious about all this.

A:x220 and x230 not booting at all

Mods, please close this. The problem was bad memory, one of the newly purchased ones were corrupted for some reason. Still showed up in the BIOS and the diagnostics did not find anything. In the x220 the system got bricked as well, so that was mostly a goner. The main thing was the memory, it simply did not boot with a bad memory even though there was usable, good memory. Thanks for everyone who helped me out. Cheers,John

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Hi.Last night, my laptop was going normally,well not really. and then i want to open the bios, i press f1 repeatedly but it didn't open. black screen, about a minutes, it suddenly turn off. and i turn on the laptop, black screen, and show "Error sending end of post message to ME"  and suddenly turn off. what happened? after 3 times turning on, still same. now i can't use the laptop can anyone help me?there's alot of problem before this happened :1. laptop is always turning off after normal thinkpad boot ( Thinkpad ( to interrupt normal startup, press enter ) but not showing starting windows, it just suddenly turn off, and then i turn on. it goes normally. but makes issue like this :- Wifi Can't turn on even if i press fn+f5
2. Battery is always 0% ( available, plugged in charging ( not charging )
3. When i turn off ( shut down ) the laptop, the screen is off, but the fan is still on, so i have to pick the battery to turn it off.
4. Actually a month ago i reinstall the window because HDD issue. 
My laptop is Lenovo Thinkpad x230 Windows 7 i bought about 3 years ago. also my bios is not updated. maybe i should update it, but i can't turn on the laptop now because the problem. 
 
Any help Is Appreciated.Thank You
 
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For a few months my x230 with Windows 10 occasionally hangs when I put it to sleep. The screen turns black, but the fan keeps spinning, mute button is lit (if it was active) and the wifi light sometimes stays on (although not always). The only way to start the computer again is by pressing the power button for a few seconds to kill it and then start it again.  I have installed a msata SSD about two years ago and 4gb stick of ram about half a year ago.  I have tried:- installing Remix OS to see if the issue 8s within windows. Nope, hangs as well in a different system. - using only one stick of ram. I have tried all combinations, still hangs. - removing the original HDD from the bay. Nope, still hangs. - removing all USB peripherals. Nope, still hangs.  Next I might try downgrading the bios.  Could anybody suggest something else? 

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I bought mSATA SSD to speed up my x230, I planned to install OS and most used programs on SSD and keep HDD as data storage, but I have problems with OS installation (Win10) to SSD and booting ntb from this SSD. Is there some problem (i read somewhere that this mSATA is not bootable what sounds pretty stupid to me)? Is somewhere step-by-step instruction how to install windows on mSATA? Thanks...

A:x230 mSATA - bootable?

It is bootable.  You need to make sure the bootloader is also on it.  First, back up any needed user data.  The easiest way is wipe the mSATA drive or remove all partitions.  Clear the 2.5" drive and  remove it from the machine, and then do an install with the mSATA as the only drive in the machine.  Install the 2.5"drive and it will be a data drive.

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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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I have been using my X230 for last two years without any problems and it still works fine except for one thing: very recently I have experienced a sudden power off a couple of times. I don't remember whether it was plugged but my battery is perfect for sure. While operating normally, the power suddenly went off. So I had to reboot it. This happened around 5 times last couple of weeks.  I realized that I have never done a system update since I purchased this so I tried to do that but it doesn't work. (See my another post below for this issue.) Any help would be greatly appreciated!











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A:X230 suddenly powers off

I am experiencing a similar problem with my 2 year old ThinkPad x230 laptop. In my situation, the computer goes completely dead instantly on a random basis.  It is like the power supply just disappeared.  No attempt at a normal shutdown process.  Just instantly dead with black screen and no indicator lights.. In my situation the problem happens regardless of whether the computer is operating on battery only, battery + A/C supply or just A/C supply.  (Just in case I recently ordered a new OEM 44+ battery which has not arrived.) I have completely updated WIN 7 64 bit Pro, all drivers, and Lenovo Solution Center software. I scanned for viruses and malware using Norton, Norton Power Eraser and Malwarebytes:  all is shown as OK. I replaced the 180GB SSD drive with a new Samsung Model 850 SSD 500GB.  Same problem. Ran every hardware diagnostic tool I could find on system checking SSD, memory and all other hardware.  All reports as fine.  CPU temperature is 45-52 degrees C max.  SSD temperature is about 34 degrees C.  No noticeable hot spots on case. Updated BIOS.  Same problem. Disabled hibernation.  Same problem. (Perhaps related is a message from Lenovo Solution Center that a hidden (non-lettered) partition on the SSD is 95% full.  I assume this partition, which is labelled "Data" like the D:/ partition, is some sort of system related log or backup sep... Read more

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Hello! I hope that somebody from Lenovo will look at this...
 
Tuesday this weekend i needed to replace FAN & LCD display. Service gives me TN display instead of IPS that i had. so i looked at it and i see that on lenovo website it show me this:
 
"Processor: 3rd Generation Intel Core i5-3230M Processor(2.6GHz, 3MB): : Memory: 4GB PC3-12800: : Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 64(GR:German): : Hard Drive: 500 GB 5400: : Wired Network: Integrated Intel 82579LM Gigabit Network Adapter: : Wireless Network: WAN Upgradeable; Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 (2x2 AGN 300Mbps): : Ports: External Microphone Headphone Line-In/out Combo Jack; 1 USB 2.0 (Constant Power); External Display (VGA); RJ-45; Docking/Port Replicator; Display port; 2 USB 3.0: : Form Factor: Notebook: : Included Warranty: 3Yr 1Yr Bat OSR"
 
But I have Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3520M CPU @ 2.90GHz.
can you check it? because I am really disappointed by this. Now i have that ugly TN panel which have no contrast at all and hate it.. I want my IPS.
 
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I have an older ThinkPad x230 with a factory-installed Sierra Wireless MC7700-Gobi 4000 for AT&T LTE & HPSA+ adapter and SIM Card for AT&T LTE. I now have a new ThinkPad x260 with a factory-installed Qualcomm Snapdragon X7 LTE-A (Sierra Wireless EM7455). There was no option to specify a SIM card like last time. Can I just remove the SIM card from the older x230 and put it in the newer x260? Or will I need a different SIM card?

A:Can I use SIM card from x230 with x260?

Hellox260 supports micro SIM card while x230 supports standard sized SIM card. Of course, you know these cards' sizes are incompatible.

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