Lenovo X / Helix Tablet :: ThinkPad X220T - Skype High-pitch Squeal With Speakers Muted
Jun 12, 2011
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My Lenovo Thinkpad X220T emits very strange, high-pitched sounds during the startup of Skype -- even if I mute the speakers. The pattern of the sound is always the same, indicating something that Skype must be doing each time it starts.
This video was filmed with a Samsung Galaxy S, and you might need headphones/good speakers to hear the sound. Despite of quite a lot of noise (the computer fan), there are no other loud sounds to break your hearing with -- so crank up the volume.
When I put my X220T in tablet mode, the screen moves just enough to move the pointing stick in the middle of the keyboard to cause the cursor to move. I can't rest my hand on the screen without causing the cursor to move all the way accross the screen.
Am I missing a driver that would disable the nub when the screen is turned over it, or is this a design oversight? I've got the latest BIOS.
I have a lenovo x220t with win 7 home premium and have had it for close to three years. Recently when using the wacom pen the tablet pc input panel has become unmoveable. The panel appears if I hover the pen over the screen and when I click on the panel is slides onto the screen but when I try to use the pen to move the panel around the screen it will not move. Now if I use the touchpad mouse I can move the panel but that defeats the purpose of the input pannel.
Usually if I restart the computer it will reset what ever problems I've had with it but for some reason this is not working.
Having issues with touch in Win8 where your fingers are clearly registered (Windows gives this spherical ripple effect feedback) but the UI under your finger does nothing? Buttons don't press and so on.
I'm experiencing this with Chrome for example, with the small New Tab button when it's near the upper edge of the screen.
If I drag the window towards the center of the screen, I have no problems with getting touches registered. Hitting the small New Tab button gives no trouble.
When UI elements are near the edge, no reaction, even if the ripple indicator does appear.
Can't figure out if it's a driver or HW issue. I'm using X220T.
X220 tablet (about 2.5 yrs old, out of warranty) was working completely fine last night; this morning, no sound is coming from the laptop, either through speakers or through headphones (audio jack). I am, however, able to get sound through a bluetooth-connected speaker.
I had hoped this was a software issue. Tried uninstalling/installing all sound devices, updating BIOS, updating drivers, system restore to previous date, rebooting a million times, etc. No joy.
When I run the sound troubleshooter, it says that no speaker, headset, or headphone appears to be plugged in. The sound icon has a little red circle/white X next to it. When I try to plug in headphones, nothing happens -- does not seem to detect the event. When I press the mute and volume buttons on the tablet, no response.
Also, under Device Manager -> Sound, video and game controllers, it lists only "Bluetooth Hands-free Audio" and "Intel Display Audio". I don't think either of these is the normal X220 audio driver, is it? What else should be there? I downloaded the Conexant Audio Software from Lenovo's site (this is what came up when I searched for audio drivers for the X220 tablet), and tried to install it, but halfway through, it said the install failed because it couldn't locate the device for the driver.
This sounds like it's a hardware problem -- any way to verify? Also, which piece of hardware exactly? Is it the sound card (that's presumably integrated into the motherboard --> no easy fix)? I'm guessing it's not the speakers themselves since the headphone jack is also affected, but what is my best line of testing at this point to confirm that?
I am having a problem with a ThinkPad Helix and was looking for some advice on the troubleshooting process. The tablet was dropped and it suffered some damage. When I received the tablet I noticed that it still powered on but there was no video. Upon closer inspection, I noticed that the monitor is still displaying video but it is very dim. When I shine a flashlight to the monitor I can see the windows logon screen and the touch panel recognizes me tapping the screen.
The first thing that I tried was replacing the cables that connect the monitor to the motherboard as some of them looked like they had forcefully been removed. This had no effect on the issue as the monitor was still very dim when I powered it on.
I thought that the monitor was the problem and decided to replace the entire screen assembly. I was able to get another monitor that matched the part number of mine and swapped it with the old one. When I turned it on after swapping the monitor I stil the had a very dim screen. If it wasn't the monitor or the cables that connect the monitor to the motherboard then the only thing that was left was the motherboard.
Again, I found a replacement motherboard for the unit and swapped it. When I powered it on I still had the same issue as before, very dim video. It doesn't look like the thinkpad helix has an lcd inverter or I would have tried replacing that first.
About 6 months ago I bought a ThinkPad 230t and the battery usually lasts 5-6 hours. Since a few days ago whenever it is on the battery the CPU starts to overheat with a noticeable fan noise and the battery does not last longer than 2.5 hours. There is a significant high CPU usage when the battery is on (even if the adaptor is connected). The battery does not heat itself at all. Only when I remove the battery the overheating stops. I could not find any program in the task manager which is causing this and I updated all the drivers and BIOS but no change so far on this issue.
I had problems with OneNote win8-appa dn OneNote 2013 long before this happened: sometimes the touch screen function was completely shut dow and unusable but more often the pen/stylus completely stopped working.
I found a workaround for this problem from the forums: installing a wacom driver and using a user-submitted simple batch-file to restart the driver and get rid of the cursor getting stuck in the upper left corner.
Today at school I turned on my Helix, opened OneNote and tried to take notes but the pen did not work and there was no cursor; not even in the top left corner. Next thing I did I uninstalled the wacom driver and tried to reinstall it but all I get is "supported tablet was not found on the system" even though I restarted the system with the pen out of the dock. After that I tried all the current versions one after another and nothing works.
It also seems like there's no other drivers on my system as the pen and touch- properties in control panel yields no information or settings regarding the pen - only touch.
I checked the PDF manual and don't see this condition. The scenario is my Helix is docked to its keyboard, plugged in and asleep. The "i" LED is slow blinking (sleep mode). I open the lid (which is set to wake up the Helix) and the dot on the tablet goes solid red (on) but the "dot" on the keyboard is doing a fast-blink. It's done this about three times over the month I've had my Helix.
I should add that manually putting the Helix to sleep, then waking it back up, clears the flashing LED on the keyboard.
I have installed a clean Windows 8.1 on the Helix and have several issues.
The first thing I did after installing the system (and critical Windows Updates) was running the Lenovo System Update tool and downloading everything.
Helix turns on by itself after shutting down or putting into sleep. Disabled intel rapid start in BIOS. Cannot alter the “30 day standby mode” in settings because dependency package cannot be installed (issue 1).
I want to get a x200 tablet (7453-AH3) just for programming classes, but wonder whether x200 will run VS2013 with win8.1 well, such as response speed, smooth or not, a lot lags or not, etc.. Also, will OneNote work well on it?
If I put a SSD in, will that make it better? If not, is that possible to upgrade X200 tablet motherboard & CPU to make it better?
I’ve had the T430s for about a year. Whenever the laptop goes into sleep/hibernate mode, I hear a high pitched hum come from the bottom back section of the laptop. It also becomes noticeably louder when I unplug the AC adapter. I've put my ear to the laptop to try to identify where exactly the noise is coming from. I attached a picture with the general vicinity circled.
I don’t think I explained the issue to the repair centre properly. They ended up replacing the fan the first time I sent it in for repair. The second time I sent it, they replaced the system board. However, it continues to emit that high pitched hum.
Am I being too sensitive to the noise or is this something that can be fixed? I’m just past my warranty and I’m afraid if there is a problem that isn’t identified, I’ll be stuck with it for the next few years.
I just intalled a new disk that is running quite well, except that I cannot run xpmode. I get the warning that I need to alter the bios, but not setting exists on the chip to alter it for virtualization. Why could it run before on the same chip, but no longer. Is there a workaround. Is there a way to copy the settings from the old hard drive? I suspect not, but I am sometimes an optimist.
My function key is always on so that I have to press it when I want it to be off. An example of this would be that I have to hit Fn+Alt+F4 if I want to close a window. I believe this has to do with me downloading a BIOS update for Windows 8 but I cannot find how to disable it.
I have created the special 8gb partition. I have installed RapidStart drivers app and enabled RapidStart. At first it works - i put helix to sleep, and i can see after some time that the led stops flashing so the tablet goes to hibernation. However, after lying some time it wakes up again, and stays in sleep mode, and not hibernated mode, and thus, eventually runs out of battery.
Just received my Helix and I have some issue, one of the biggest issue so far is that it will only power up and stay on with external power, when I dock it it works fine, if I undock it it will shut down, if I plug the power cord to the tablet it will power on but as soon as I remove the power cord it will shut down, I have checked and the batteries are 100% charged....
I have a lenovo helix, and the factory restore on it, does not work with the bios key. it keeps telling me its invalid. I have a feeling the restore partition on this computer is not the correct one.how to get a copy of a lenovo helix restore disk?
On the Thinkpad Helix how to use the F-keys and leave the End-key to be End and not Insert??The keyboard-dock of the Helix does not have a separate Insert key (but Fn+End)Now I need the F-keys to be default.. but I don't want to switch End to be Insert..These kind of changes made the Helix to be unusable for Visual Studio ....
I just did a BIOS update the other day. No idea what version it is. When I booted it said it "detection error on HDD...". I have since reset the BIOS options to default, and now it boots to a DOS-like boot screen that shows the ATA HDD0 drive. But selecting it and hitting enter just flashes the screen and nothing happens.
When I attach a USB thumb drive with Linux, it shows up in the options on the DOS-like boot screen, but selecting it won't boot from it.The laptop is now totally uselss and I'm losing days of time and it's a major problem.
I have an X220 with a WWAN card. I don't use it anymore so I will be switching it out for an MSATA. I will then have two spare large antennas. I know that sometimes you want to match antenna size to wavelenght and sometimes you just want a big atenna. If in wifi, you just want it bigger, well, the WWAN antennas are bigger. Should I swap the wires so my wifi gets the bigger antennas?