Lenovo X Series ThinkPad :: X230 Kingston RAM - Just Flash And BIOS Doesn't Boot After Pressing Power Button

Mar 3, 2014

I got a X230 with 4GB 1Rx8 PC3-12800S-11-12-B4 memory installed. I tried to upgrade it with two Kingston KVR1066D3S7/4G 1.5V memory sticks.
Unfortunately after installing new memory sticks (combinations don't matter) my laptop doesn't power on. After pressing the button there's just a flash and BIOS doesn't boot.
Everything is back to normal after restoring the previous RAM configuration.
Is there something wrong with my memory sticks or is it some kind of bior issue or maybe something else?

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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 :: X230 Not Wake Up After Sleep Mode / Power Button Blink With No Response

Sep 5, 2012

I just got my x230 yesterday and I'm having some weird issues. 

(1) whenever my laptop goes to sleep mode. I can't seem to make it wake up. The power button would just slowly blink and would not respond to anything. I would have to hard reset my laptop for it to turn on. When I turn it back on, it would go the "Start windows normally" screen.

(2) whenever I close the lid, I'm guessing it tries to go to sleep mode, then if I wake it up, the system seem to reboot and would go to the "start windows normally" screen.

Both seems to all relates to sleep mode.

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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 - 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

[URL] ....

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 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 W540 ThinkPad W Series :: Won't Boot From USB Flash Drive

Mar 29, 2014

I just got a new Lenovo W540.  I installed a new Samsung EVO SSD inside to replace the stock mechanical hard drive.  I'm now trying to boot from a flash drive to clean install Windows.  I've done this so many times before on other laptops and desktops without a problem.  For some reason now it will not boot from the flash drive.  It shows it as available in the BIOS but it looks like it reads it for just a second and then goes right back to the screen that allows me to choose which drive I want to put to.The same flash drive works fine in other computers to boot to.I did check to make sure the USB drive was not excluded in the BIOS and it is not.

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Lenovo X Series ThinkPad :: Trackpoint Middle Scrolling Button Doesn't Work For Some Of Newer Applications

Nov 27, 2007

The trackpoint middle scrolling button doesn't work for some of the newer applications such as ITunes, the newest versions of Picasa, Windows Live Mail, Safari, and Windows Live Writer.

Below is a fix applicable to all Windows OS's. The location of the edited file may vary so look in the Device Manager under trackpoint driver details to find driver locations.

The file must be edited as an administrator in Vista and Windows 7. To do this, at the programs box type in notepad and on the notpad program in the menu right click and select, "Run as Administrator."

In Win7 x64 it is located at: (edit with Notepad run as Administrator).

c:Program FilesLenovoTrackpoint p4table.dat

; Google Picasa

; Windows Live Mail

; Windows Live Writer

; Apple ITunes

; Apple Safari

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Lenovo T400 / T500 :: T420 Takes 20 Seconds To POST Screen After Pressing Power On Button

Sep 18, 2013

My T420 takes about 20 seconds from pushing the power on button to the Lenovo POST screen. After that boot takes about 30 seconds to Desktop. What bothers me is this long wait until I see the POST screen. It doesn't seem normal to me.
My System is setup with Windows 7 64bit booting from UEFI on a mSATA Crucial M500 SSD. It has 16GB of Ram and a i7 CPU. I have the newest BIOS (1.46) installed.
Why it takes this long to reach the POST screen?

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Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga S Series :: Power Button Is Not Responding In Sleep Mode

Jan 27, 2014

sometime in sleep mode my Yoga fall into irresponsive mode without any possibility to do anything. The power button is simply not working - pushing it for more than 30 second not change anything... Yoga red light is slowly blinking, the fn key is lighting, the fan is working, processor is heating and this follows to full drain battery.

Is any possibility to reset or reboot this "thermal brick" Yoga mode? Some computers and tablet have the hard reset button to work with such a situation - have Thinkpad Yoga similar solution (i.e. button combination invoking reset)?

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Lenovo X Series ThinkPad :: X220 - Green Light Around Power Button Flashes Every 3 - 4 Second

Jan 23, 2012

We bought around 40 of these X220 I5 before xmas and now more than 20 of them have failed. The company we bought them from tried everything but they ended up switching the mainboard on the first two that failed.

We were told it was a batch issue with the serial number R9-HNXXX and now all of those are changed into T420. But today we had the same problem with serial number R9-HXXXX that was bought two weeks earlier and with different config - I7 and SSD.

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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 :: 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 ThinkPad W Series :: How To Change Boot Order In BIOS

Jun 8, 2010

I am trying to use the Lenovo Diagnostics Bootable USB. I have to get my BIOS to boot from the USB before my SSD.
In the BIOS, the Startup > Boot menu already  looks like the USB is listed first. But when I do a hard boot, Windows still boots from my SSD.
Here is the startup order listed in the BIOS:
3: USB CD:
6: ATA HDD1:
See, the USB is listed first.
Why doesn't my system boot to the USB? What do those symbols in the boot order mean? For example, why are there three USBs?

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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 ThinkPad W Series :: W540 - Windows 8.1 Cannot Boot After BIOS Update

Feb 24, 2014

After updating to brand new BIOS from Jan. 19th I cannot boot anymore into Windows 8.1 - always get INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE. Tried to repair using a Windows 8.1 USB Stick, no success. Even downgrading to 1.08 did not work as well!

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Lenovo X240 X Series ThinkPad :: Will Not Boot After Latest Bios Update

Dec 29, 2011

I bought windows 8 .1 machine from factory. Then I had local shop install 8.1 on larger ssd. I just performed latest bios update and now machine will not boot. I am sure this is uefi related but I am not knowledgable in that area. The boot parameter returned to me by the shop was "legacy only" and secure boot was disabled.

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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 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 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 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 :: 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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