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X230 does not power on in Africa

Q: X230 does not power on in Africa

Hello Experts, I have a X230 which has been serving me reliably during my African travels. Sometimes it lost power suddenly, but it was manageable.Since last week, however, it doesn't power on. Actually sometimes it does, a hard reset (pressing the power button for 30sec without the battery) helped a few times, but inconsistently. The notebook loses power in sleeping mode and I cannot turn it on, nor can I charge the battery: the LEDs don't even blink. When I am lucky, it will turn on another day and I can use it as long as it is awake. When I am unlucky I just keep pressing the power button with no results. Updating the BIOS also did not help. Since the notebook still has a warranty for 38 days, I took it to Lenovo Service Center in Lusaka, Zambia. They attributed the problem to faulty fan and overheating. Cleaned the fan but that didn't help. Unfortunately my situation does not allow me to wait two weeks for a new fan, also I am not certain it would help me turning the notebook on. I am now travelling to Malawi and Tanzania. I would very much appreciate an advice if it is possible to fix it, I have a small toolkit with me. If there's no other option than another service center, please advise whether it is possible to pre-order parts to another country. Please also let me know if you happen to now a magician/technician in these countries who could fix the issue. Many thanks in advance for your advice and opinion.

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Hi,I got an X230 a few months ago and the power key has stopped working. It doesn't spring back like the other keys and pressing it has no affect.My laptop is under warenty so I plan on contacting the store I bought it in about a repair but I'm wondering is there any way for me to use the laptop in the meantime? Does anyone know a way to turn the laptop on without using the power key?











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A:X230 Broken Power Button

in the BIOS menu, under power management, you can use the option to switch ON the laptop by just re-attaching the AC adapter.

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New TP X230, running Win 8 Pro (clean install).I have power options set to "Do Nothing" if the lid is closed, but to put the unit to sleep if I press the Power or Sleep button. (I don't know that the computer has a sleep button, so here I am referring to the power button.)The power button works to turn the unit on, including to wake it from sleep. (So I don't think there is a hardware problem with it.)But with the computer running, if I press the sleep button nothing happens at all, although I have it set to put the computer to sleep.What might be going wrong?  (And is there a sleep button?)

A:Power Button won't put my X230 to Sleep!

Hi, maiki
 
Yes, there is a sleep button. Depending on the behavior of your Fn keys, then you will either press Fn + F4 or simply F4 to put the machine to sleep. I would try to create a new power plan and have the same settings to see if you can get the proper power button behavior.
 
Hope it helps,
Adam





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Hi all, This laptop is giving me nightmares at this point. I can't afford a new one at this moment so i come here for input. The issue I am having right now besides the known audio failure is with the power management, spedificaly the throttling that happens while it is on AC. To me, it seems that the Speedstep roles are reversed. It runs on full turbo speed, over 3ghz on battery but it clocks down to 1198mhz according to CPU-Z when it is plugged in. No combination of settings either in the BIOS, Power manager or the Windows power options have any effect, everything is at 100%. The battery is installed at all time and I have tried both 65 watt and 90 watt AC adapters which are both new. BIOS is updated and I have tried both Win 7 and 10, fully updated with a fresh install with newest drivers and programs and numerous BIOS resets with CMOS battery removed. I am suspecting the power jack at this moment but Power manager reports both AC adapters correctly. I appreciate any response if anybody else has faced this issue or anything like it.

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Hi, I'm new to the forums, and I tried searching my problem but I couldn't find anything so I decided to post to get some quick help. I had my x230 and never had problem with this for a long time.  Recently I decided to purchase a 9cell battery 44++.  Given the oppurtunity of being in singapore I went around to find a geniune lenovo 44++ battery for my x230. So I got this 44++ with fru 45n1029 put it on my laptop put the ac and boot the machine.  Then I went to the power manager and notice that it still says 45n1023  tried to reinstall my power manager but still says the same 45n1023. I wanted to know if there something wrong or how to I make power manager recognize my new battery?Is my battery geniune?  I'm attaching an image below of the new battery I hope someone can shed some light about my concern.  http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc158/sceptile_ray/Computer%20parts/20140623_203911.jpg and here is the information about the battery that power management shows:

A:X230 power manager battery always 45n1023

Hi,The Power Manager settings as well as the battery parameters are stored in the registry. So if PM could be removed at all (!) those parameters should be reset. But I hope it's not a single solution.I'm not sure will it help or no, but you might perform the following steps:- PM menu (mouse right click on the battery icon), "Remove and Replace Battery" item,- battery reset.Also let me give you another advice: change the battery charge thresholds for its healthy and lifespan, do not charge it fully.

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I am buying a ThinkPad X260 laptop. I have 3 ThinkPad X200 and 1 ThinkPad X230 AC adapters. The X200 and X230 adapters are 65-watt adapters. The X260 ships with a 45-watt AC adapter - US(2pin).Can I use the older X200 and X230 power adapters with the new X260 or do I have to buy new ones?

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What's the purpose of installning Power Mgmt Driver?

A:X230 Laptop (ThinkPad) 23301E0 - Power Mgmt Drive...

Dear kstrid, Welcome in lenovo community, Installning Power Mgmt Driver, will organize your machine power consumption and will improve the battery performance. Regards,Joseph

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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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I have threshold set to 95 and now computer is plugged in. I set power option to work in high performance when plugged id and power saver when in battery mode in the power option.my question is when the computer is plugged in but not charging is it then in power saver or high performance mode? thank you

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hello, im from south africa and have just encountered a rather serious problem with my computer. The internet stopped working. The weird thing is, and what made me think it was wailware that was stopping my internet was that my internet works for +/- 1 minute right after boot, and then stops. Enough time for the mailware to load?

Im running nod32 antivirus and that doesnt seem to stop what ever is happening, so please could you help me. Here is the Hijackthis log file:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:06:52 PM, on 1/7/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\ekrn.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system\msddll.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\Program Files\D-Tools\daemon.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\Mixer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\egui.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
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A:help africa by helping me, please!

im new and desperate at this. please help
 

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I have the following prob - when i try and install and play Survivor on my computer I get the following message:

an internal error has been detected, Aurora failed to initialize; Aurora reports error code: 13

click on details and it shows this:
SURVIVOR caused an invalid page fault in
module AURORA.DX.DLL at 017f:00456122.
Registers:
EAX=00000000 CS=017f EIP=00456122 EFLGS=00010246
EBX=00400000 SS=0187 ESP=0087ee2c EBP=0087ee30
ECX=00000000 DS=0187 ESI=00502c30 FS=78d7
EDX=00000000 ES=0187 EDI=02da010c GS=0000
Bytes at CS:EIP:
83 38 00 74 1c 8b 4d 08 51 8b 55 fc 8b 02 50 8b
Stack dump:
00000000 0087ee5c 0051b69b 00000000 e49c91e1 040a4020 000001e1 0087ee54 0051ce18 100613c8 02da0124 0087ee60 00000000 00404dcd 00000001 0087f90a

It appears as if others have had this problem but I havn't seen a reasonable solution....help!
 

A:SURVIVOR AFRICA PC Game

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My google page is suddenly coming up with Google South Africa instead of the UK version. I have to google in the UK version to bring it up. How can I get rid of the SA one and replace it with the correct one.
Cheers
 

A:Google South africa

Where are you located?

Your location may be redirecting you to the SA site.
 

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I AM NEW TO THIS SO PLEASE BEAR WITH ME. MY FRIEND IS IN SOUTH AFRICA AND USES VODAFONE FOR HER CELL PHONE AND ALSO HAS TO TOP UP FOR HER COMPUTER. SHE HAS TO USE HER CELL NUMBER AND A PASSWORD TO GET INTO HER FACEBOOK ACCOUNT. SHE WANTS TO ALLOW ME TO USE HER ACCOOUNT SO I HAVE LOGGED IN WITH HER DETAILS BUT IT WON'T LET ME. WHY? I THOUGHT YOU COULD LOG IN TO AN ACCOUNT FROM ANYWHERE THE WORLD? PLEASE HELP X

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Hi; I work for an NGO in Madagascar and we are going to create ICT telecenters in Madagascar. I am looking for any type of advice that might help guide us in choosing hardware. If anyone has any experience working with computers in developing countries, I would appreciate any guidance one may offer. Otherwise, do desktops fair better than laptops in terms of durability? If so, why? Does anyone have any experience using netbooks, and if so, how do you like them? Any advice for routers or other switches?

We are looking for durable computers that fair well in less than perfect conditions. These will not be sitting in an air controlled office.

Secondly, we're also seeking advice on printers, scanners, copiers and faxes. I have found a number of models from HP that perform all four of these functions. Can anyone offer any advice on selecting those models? We are also in the market for a video projector.

Please, of anyone has any advice they can offer, please do not refrain. The more information I can gather about hardware, the better. Please feel free to send me and e-mail as well.

Thanks for your time.

Christopher Kutney
[email protected]
 

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I'm not sure if this is the appropriate place for this thread, but it does have to do with security on the internet.

I just opened my phone bill and came close to an anxiety attack. I had a charge to Gui Bissau for over $200. I had to look it up and find out it was in Africa. The call was made while all the children were at school and my husband and I were at work. This happened during the time I first registered here because of computer problems--and flrman helped fix it. Unfortunately, it was about 3 and 1/2 hours before the computer was fixed.

I now have a firewall up and running and hopefully this won't happen again. Needless to say, the phone companies were called. My local carrier wouldn't help-but the long distance company that charged me for the phone call gave me a credit.
(Thank you God for that blessing!)

So my question to the computer techs-can anything extra be done to stop connections like this? I told my local company I want an international block on phones calls-but they said it would stop all long distance calls. However, the other company said they could block international calls. Why can one and not the other?

I also just wanted to let other internet users TO BEWARE!
 

A:Africa phone charge-big bucks

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I am a soldier deployed to Africa doing medical support and have no way to get hold of a manual. I could really use some help.

I am making a data base for patient encounters. I have several text fields such as location. I also have to note if the complaints is cardiovascular, pulmonary, infectious, etc. Each patient may have more than one. So to record this information, I set up each complaint option as a separate field with a yes/no data type.
I am trying to report the number positive in each category. Using the count function or the sum function, I keep getting an error.
 

A:GI needs Access 2000/2003 help in Africa

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When will Aspire VX 15 be released in South Africa? And about how much will it cost?

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I use some software (WhosOn) that will report all visitors to my several web servers. It shows their IP and DNS info, as well as what city region and country they are from. I am noticing that when someone logs on with a verizon.net DNS name, it shows their location as 'South Africa'. Has anyone else noticed this?
 

A:Verizon tracing back to South Africa?

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We recently had a Network problem whereby my connection via an Huawei E367 usb modem kept cylcing the re-dial option.
I changed my Setup options from NDIS to RAS(modem) to see if I could circumvent this .. No joy.
MTN have since resolved the problem, but I can't revert the Setup, because the software has locked the radio buttons to do so.
I have not been able to connect to any of my sites on Filezilla (I'm a web developer), since this (irrevesible?) change took place.
Any assistance would be welcome ...
(BTW I have sent a complaint through to MTN and also posted a thread on the Filexilla forum)
 

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Hi All

I am trying to find some help or whatever about using Google Earth for South Africa. I don't seem to be able to zoom in at close distance without distortion and nothing "close" is in focus at all. Having looked at the US site, it is obvious that close detailed focus and "street level" is obtainable.

GE, UK is also lacking in zoomed focus. Is it that GE hasn't developed South Africa in detail yet - such as it has for the States.

"Bird's Eye View" is excellent - but I would so love to find out if South Africa will ever have the same detail as the US.

Is there perhaps a forum or site that can shed some light on this??

Many thanks

Cheers
Nat

A:Google Earth - South Africa - 3rd World ?

There is a Google earth Forum that has a lot of discussions and info... Google Earth Community

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Hi Folks, I am currently on business in South Africa & have purchased a Huawei Usb Modem which is operating on the MTN network on a pay by use sim card. My Question is will this work when I return to Ireland & If it will work would I need to purchase a new sim card, local to Ireland.

Many Thanks,
 

A:will USB Modem purchased in South Africa Work in Ireland?

most probably you will have to buy a new simcard, because the other one is belonging to a Southafrican isp.
 

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I have just been referred to this website by the AUTHORISED REPAIR AGENT for Lenovo in South Africa, Partserve, because they just can't do anything to help. Yes, you read that right. My customer has an E50-80 Laptop, purchased in January (it was apparently on a reseller's shelf for a while, but sold as a new machine) and it has had THREE incidents where it either blue-screened necessitating reinstallation of Windows, or required an automatic disk errors repair. Each time it was taken in to Partserve and each time they have reported "no fault found". The customer is 180 km out of town and each of these incidents costs them my time and / or a courier cost to fetch and deliver, plus the more than a week in the workshop each time. This latest time I said I can't accept the computer back and requested escalation. This just resulted in a further couple of days' delay while the bench repair techie ran a movie for 24 hours. They are not prepared to take it any further and when I asked what now, I was told to "refer to Lenovo". The answer to "OK, so how do I get in touch with Lenovo" was "we can't give you that information, look on the web site, you should find a phone no there". Really? So, actually, no, I don't find a phone no there. Just this forum, and since it's just a forum, all I expect is that there might be other victims out there who have had similar experiences but I'm pretty certain that Lenovo's sole participation here will be to mo... Read more

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My trusty old laptop fan has become noisy and the unit overheats. Diagnosis fan bearing failure. The unit has a Toshiba Europe sticker and we are in South Africa. Where can I have the unit repaired?

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Good morning Sir
 
Please HP i need your help, a year agao i paid for my order at HP on Campus for a Laptop and i was promised that i will get my order within 3 months of making the order but they never delivered. everytime when i go to thier shop they keep promising that i will get it,the worse part now thier shop has been closed and its been a long time now,i dont know where did they go. i contacted Consumers affairs but they couldnt do anything about saying they cant find the shop owners .
 
I have prof of purchase with me and thier contact details but whenever i try to contact them no one is picking my calls.Please help me. i can be contacted at [Personal Information Removed]
 
Thank you
S.Mahanjana

A:Undelivered order but fully paid in south africa HP on Campu...

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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, 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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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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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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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...
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Excluded from Boot Priority Order
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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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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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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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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.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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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.

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".
 
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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 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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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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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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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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I use on the 
Thinkpad USB 3.0 Dock
Model No DU9019D1
ASM   0A34193
FRU   03X6059
a Laptop X230
Machine Type: 2325
Model Number: 77G
Product Number: 232577
Serial Number: ********
 
and donŽt get a connection on the displays. IŽam to stupid to understand the compatibilty excel. Could you tell me someone which know it if this X230 can work on the 3.0 USD Dockingstation ? 
thanks a lot
 
Moderator note: serial number removed to prevent abuse.
 

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


























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A:X230 key board key reattach

If none of the little tabs are broken, I think you can hook it on at the bottom (both sides) and press down.

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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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