Lenovo X Series ThinkPad :: X230 Battery With 47% Of Its Original Full Charge Capacity

Mar 17, 2013

It's been about 5 months since I started to use my Thinkpad  X230.  Only three days ago it could work for 5-6 hours without charging.  I could charge it at home, bring it to school and use it without charging.  But suddenly the battery started to die in a short amount of time.  Then I explored the battery settings a little bit.  I found out it says "Battery Condition: poor" and "Your battery can 47% of its original full charge capacity."  
It has warranty until 2015. So can Lenovo send me a new battery if I want so? Or is it a problem that warranty doesn't cover?

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Lenovo X230 X Series ThinkPad :: Battery Installed Is Not Supported And Will Not Charge?

Apr 15, 2014

I bought a genuine x220/x230 battery. After I power on the laptop, I got a message: the laptop doesn't support this battery. I tried to update the bios but nothing happend. The power manager said the battery voltage, performance, cycles, LGC battery. If I unplugged the laptop, it is works so the laptop can use the battery just not charge. If it was not a genuine battery I can't see these description or I should also?

Maybe this is not compatible with my x230 because it compatible just x220 and the seller didn't know it? 

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Lenovo X230 Series ThinkPad :: Fan Running Full Speed Most Of Time

Mar 19, 2014

my x230's fan is most of the time running full speed, and returns to regular (almost no noise level) for only a few minutes.I just got this x230 for less than a month and i notice this since most of my colleagues' laptops are all the time quiet compared to mine, which is a lot newer than theirs.Later on I will try the Full HW scan & see how it goes.

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Lenovo X Series ThinkPad :: X230 - Battery Is Not Working

Apr 30, 2014

I just purchased a new 6-cell battery (44+) for my X230. When I install it and restart, I get the message "The battery installed is not supported by this system and will not charge." After starting Windows I can see that the battery is in fact not charging. 
I tried to make sure to buy a 44+ battery that I was told was compatible with the X230.

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Lenovo P/Y/Z Series :: Battery Showing Full Charge At All Times On IdeaPad Z510

Jul 29, 2014

I have a 3 month old Ideapad z510. Last week, the battery indicator started getting stuck on 100%. So when the laptop is not plugged in, If it's about to die.

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Lenovo X Series ThinkPad :: X230 - Automatically Optimize For Battery Lifespan Works?

Oct 30, 2013

My current x230 is set to "Automatically optimize for battery lifespan" under battery maintenance. I read that for this settings, it'll set your battery to hover around 80%~ base on Lenovo forum under w530 section. However, i'm always seeing my battery at 100% when AC is plugged in; Remaining capacity: 62.47 wh ; Full charge capacity: 62.47wh. Is it suppose to be lesser? I suppose it not healthy for the battery to be constantly kept at 100%. Any x230 users experiencing this too?
Would like my battery to last at least 2 years. usage :70% AC plugged in,30% on the go. 
Updated to the latest Power manager 6.63.1

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Lenovo X230 Series ThinkPad :: Battery Drains Quickly In Sleep Mode / Power Management Center Won't Run

Apr 15, 2009

I have my lenovo x230 laptop set to sleep when I close the lid. When I close the lid the "sleep" icon on the back of the screen lights up. But the batter will not last through the night on sleep mode. Within five hours or so, the battery is completely drained and I have to plug in and boot up the system. I've never seen such poor batter performance during sleep mode on any other laptop I've ever owned. 
Another thread in this forum blames the USB port that allows you to charge mobile phones/etc. during low-power states and recommends disabling the "always power on" option fo this USB port in the Bios settings. At least my laptop still will not make it through the night in sleep mode. 
At this point, it seems my ownly option is to use sleep mode only when the laptop is plugged in and hibernation mode when on batter power, which is disappointing. I've never had to worry about this in the past with other laptops. Perhaps/probably related is the fact that the lenovo ThinkVantage Power Manager (v. 7.16) hangs at the splash screen when I try to open it, so I've been trying to manage the power through the windows control panel power settings.

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Lenovo X Series ThinkPad :: Newer X240 - Battery Reads Good But Won't Charge

Oct 13, 2014

I have a ThinkPad x240 that is about 2 months old running Windows 7. Everything has been working great until this morning.   I was on vacation and did not use my laptop for a week or so.   When I plugged it into my docking station this morning, I noticed that the battery was reading 0% charged and was not charging.  
Lenovo Power Management showed that the battery is in good shape
Lenovo Power Management showed that there was "no activity" - not charging
Lenovo Power Management showed no battery #1 - battery # 2 installed but not charging.

Troublshooting so far
Tried charging with external power supply outside of docking station - No Change
Removed battery, powered unit up and removed all Battery items in Device Manager
Reinstalled battery and powered unitup - No change
Removed and reinstalled the Lenovo Power Management and Driver / rebooted - No change

Current state: No Power Management software on the laptop - just using the Microsoft stuff (Still not charging). What else I should be trying / checking? 

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Lenovo X Series ThinkPad :: X230 - Can't Boot From USB

Dec 3, 2014

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

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I am posting this query after trying a number of solutions : rebooting from a USB flash drive on my Thinkpad X230. For some reason, nothing has worked and pressing F12 only shows the ATA HDD0 hard drive. Among other things, I have tried the following:
- Updated the Intel USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller driver using Lenovo's Thinkvantage Tools. Now it has version Someone suggested to have at least which is apparently available at Intel's website. I always considered downloading the device drivers from Lenovo to be kosher. Shall I download it from Intel's website?
- Disabled USB 3.0 from BIOS which made all USB ports to act as USB 2.0. Neither option works.
- Tried booting from all three USB ports (of which one is USB 2.0 and two are USB 3.0). Zilch.
- Have yet to try "reset BIOS to default" suggestion as it looked a bit of a last resort.

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Lenovo X Series ThinkPad :: X230 With 4 External Monitors?

Aug 13, 2014

Possible to connect a X230 through Mini Dock Plus Series 3 (with USB 3.0) to 2 pairs of external monitors using 2 x Lenovo Displayport Splitters?

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Lenovo X230 Series ThinkPad :: Possible To Run 2 External Monitors

Feb 7, 2014

if its possible to run 2 external monitors on the Lenovo x230.
[MONITOR 1]              [laptop screen]        [MONITOR 2] 
MONITOR 1= connecting via mini display port to HDMI  >> to monitor
MONITOR 1= connecting via VGA >> to monitor
I tried the above but I cant get it working on all 3 only - the 1 external 1 laptop screen works. Does X230 grahics card was designed to handle that?

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Lenovo X Series ThinkPad :: X230 New Dual Monitor (no VGA)

Jul 19, 2014

I just purchased these 2 new dual monitors whose input connectors only come in HDMI, DisplayPort, and Mini DisplayPort.  I'm using a X230 with a Ultrabase 3 and I can't seem to get the 2nd monitor up and working... My first one is being used through the displayport direclty on my laptop (left side).
Is it not possible to get both monitors using a combination of these cables?  Would buying a converter (HDMI or displayport --> VGA) solve the problem?

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Lenovo X230 X Series ThinkPad :: 3G Not Working (Ericsson)

Mar 6, 2014

Just installed Windows 8.1 Professional and tried to update all drivers via System Update. After that i installed latest Ericsson drivers (H5321 gw mobile broadband network adapter), and.... nothing! 3G is not working at all, because Windows says "Device cannot start. (code 10)" on MbmLowExt device.
SIM card installed correctly and working perfectly on my phones.

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Lenovo X Series ThinkPad :: X230 - Upgrading To Windows 8.1

Sep 9, 2014

I just got a few weeks used thinkpad x230 which has w7 professional. I am thinking of an upgrade to w8.1 but not sure what to expect after the upgrade.

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Lenovo X Series ThinkPad :: Adding Fingerprint Reader To X230

Mar 15, 2014

I have an X230 to which I would like to add fingerprint reader. I have ordered a brand new palmrest with fingerprint reader. My question is, is this a simple plug and play operation or will there be bios config to do and drivers to add?
I have an mSATA SSD will this cause any issues...
ThinkPad X230 (2325) | CPU I5-3210 (2.5GHz) | RAM 8GB | 128GB mSATA | 180GB Intel 520 SSD | 12.5" IPS Panel | Intel HD Graphics | Intel Centrino Advanced N6205 2x2 AGN | Intel PRO/1000 LAN | Bluetooth | Low-light 720p HD camera | Dolby Audio | Backlit Keyboard

Win7 Pro 64bit

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Lenovo X Series ThinkPad :: X230 Not Starting After Dc Jack Replacement

Feb 27, 2014

I replaced dc jack by following hardware repair manual, but the laptop is not starting(zero response on pressing power button) afterwards. When ac adapter is connected, the battery light blinks three time, showing connection made. My suspicion is damaged key board or could be mother board. Does standby battery has anything to do with starting up computer?

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Lenovo X Series ThinkPad :: X230 Broken Power Button?

Dec 20, 2013

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? Any way to turn the laptop on without using the power key?

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Lenovo X Series ThinkPad :: 512gb SSD Compatible With Original X1 Carbon?

Jan 30, 2014

I have an original X1 Carbon purchase in May 2013.  I just read that the new 2014 X1 Carbons support up to 512GB SSDs.
confirm if these new 512GB SSD drives are compatible with the original/2013 X1 Carbons?

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Lenovo X Series ThinkPad :: X230 - Incompatible WiFi Card Despite Correct FRU

Dec 23, 2009

Trying to upgrade my wifi card.  The machine originally came with Centrino 2200 card.  I wanted to upgrade to Centrino 6205.  I thought that all I had to do was ensure that I get a card that has a known/authorized FRU, as per the X230 FRU List.  So I picked a card with FRU 60Y3253, but upon installing it, I get the all familiar "1802: Unauthorized Network Card" error.  Why?  What else am I missing?
Images of said card:

X230, W7 64-bit

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Lenovo X Series ThinkPad :: X230 - Expected Temperature During Heavy CPU Load

Mar 14, 2013

after few seconds of heavy CPU usage on my x230 termal sensors show temperature slightly above 100 degrees celsius. I think it's way to high and probably should call the service to replace the fan, clean the heatsink etc, but wanted to make sure.For comparison, my previous machine (x201) did not ever go above 85 degrees during similar tasks.

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Lenovo X Series ThinkPad :: WiFi Won't Connect After Wake-Up From Sleep On X230

Sep 10, 2012

Brand new X230 here, with the Lenovo wifi.  It seems like when I first got it that it would reconnect to wifi after waking, but now, after having done all my software installation, system updates, bios update, etc. - at some point it stopped doing this.  After waking I've tried turning wifi on and off, disabling and re-enabling the adapter, releasing and renewing the ip (it won't renew).  Basically, after coming out of sleep it seems like the adapter just won't "wake up" fully and get a new ip address.  All Windows and systems updates have been performed. 

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Lenovo X Series ThinkPad :: X230 Dual Monitor Configuration Options

Aug 29, 2013

I have a X230 (Dislay ports: VGA DP++). It is in a Port Replicator Series 3 with USB 3.0 (part number 433615W) (Dislay ports: VGA)

For display I have:
Lenovo Thinkvision 22" (no model number on case - 4 years old) 1680x1050 (Dislay ports: VGA DVI)
Benq GL2450 24" (Dislay ports: VGA DVI HDMI)

Numerous cables (DVI<->DVI VGA<->VGA HDMI<->HDMI)

How can I hook both monitors to the X230 for a dual external display (laptop monitor is not used)?

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Lenovo X Series ThinkPad :: Maximum RAM Capacity Of Older X31 2673?

Apr 18, 2014

What is the maximum ram capacity of a older X31 2673? I would like to take it to the highest possible; is 4Gb ram an option? I'm hoping this will speed up things, as it's slow at times.

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Lenovo X Series ThinkPad :: X121e - Maximum Memory Capacity

Mar 26, 2014

I have a ThinkPad x121e (from memory) which I like. However it has a maximum memory threshold of 8Gb.
I need more memory so that I can host some Virtual Machines to do some development work - I was just wondering which current ThinkPad models supported 16Gb of RAM (not necessarily out of the box, but by purchasing from Crucial or similar).
I've searched and found a page but it wasn't up to date: [URL] ....
i.e. it doesn't show the X1 Carbon or the Yoga (I know it's not thinkpad) models
Basically I'm after something similar to what I've got with improvements (a little bigger would be fine but not too big - say 14" max) - good battery life, can have windows 8.1, a touch screen and can get an SSD (again happy to upgrade via crucial or other third party) and can support 16Gb of RAM.

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Lenovo X Series ThinkPad :: Reset To Original Factory Settings Option For X40

Mar 12, 2014

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad X40 - 2371 that I would like to reset to its original Factory Settings. It does not have a CD-ROM drive so I can not use a Recovery CD. Its operating system is Windows XP Professional. I have tried to use the "Access IBM" and the "F11" buttons to see if I can find any Factory Restore option, but there is none.

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Lenovo X Series ThinkPad :: X230 Unable To Pair Bluetooth Headphones To The Computer

Aug 20, 2012

I have a Lenovo X230 2324-3XU, and I cannot pair my bluetooth headphones to the computer. I can turn on the bluetooth with the Fn+F5 function, but the bluetooth icon doesn't appear in my icon tray, and I can't use the Add Device to discover the headset.

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Lenovo X Series ThinkPad :: Max Resolution - X230 With Dock Dual Display Port

Oct 5, 2014

I have a X230 (model 2357G) with a type 4338 dock. I'm currently running dual 1920x108 monitors via the dual DVI ports in the dock. But I wonder if the dual Displayports in the dock can handle something with a higher resolution like dual 3840x2160 monitors ?

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Lenovo X Series ThinkPad :: X230 Doesn't Resume From Sleep When Lid Stays Open

Sep 27, 2012

If I close the lid it goes to sleep and when I open the lid it is resuming . If I don't close the lid and it goes to sleep I can't wake him up, tried pushing the blinking power button, keys, trackpad nothing works...

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Lenovo X Series ThinkPad :: X230 - Gobi3000 Driver Fail / Cannot Start Code 10

Dec 5, 2012

Having a bit of an issue with the GOBI3000 unit in my x230.

Tried out W8.1 on the laptop and didn't quite like the setup, so this evening I did the factory reset back to W7.

I've done the factory reset (from USB drive) every few months to get a clean slate going and never had any issues.

Except for today that is.

After getting into the clean windows 7 and trying to pull down all the usuall windows updates and Lenovo updates, the only thing that failed is the GOBI3000 device.  Screenshot is included of what is happening.

Tried messing around with drivers as much as possible, uninstall everything, download the package from lenovo and tried again.  Just did a second factory restore in the freak case the first reset had something happen.

Like I mentioned, have never had an issue with the system update pulling the drivers down for this before.  

 Couldn't really find much about this device not being able to start, so I'm at a standstill.  

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Lenovo X Series ThinkPad :: X230 - Screen Blink And Black Bars Appears

Mar 11, 2014

I've got a X230 with an IPS screen since 1,5 years, and I currently have some issues with it.

Sometimes, the bottom left of the screen blink and black bars appears, along with some square brightness shapes.

I'm pretty bad to description, so here an album of the problem : [URL] ..... (it's more clear if you zoom).

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This is a detail of the bottom left :

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Again, this appear sometimes only, and a knock in the screen resolve the problem, but it's worrying.

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