Lenovo X1 Series ThinkPad :: Carbon Adaptive Keyboard
Jan 27, 2012
Just got my new x1 carbon, and I like it alot, trackpad isn't as bad as everyone is complaining about. However one big issue is that I want to keep the Function row on by default, and only switch to the default one with volume controls if I press the FN button to do so. Right now no matter even if I chose not to show the default keys, with volume and cloud and all that, it still comes back anytime I switch to a different app.
How well the X1 Carbon keyboard and screen have been for using it for software development.
I use Visual Studio and Remote Desktop quite a bit and have some concerns regarding the screen and keyboard. I don't want to get a Hi DPI screen and have to workaround the limitations of the OS. Are there issues with the RDP client and the Hi DPI screen?
How has the keyboard been for someone who uses the function keys 10% of the time? I usually rely on memory to know where to press the F3, F5 keys. I'm concerned it will be hard to find the right location without physical keys.
It came with Windows 8.1 Pro but I flahsed my company image (Windows 7 x64 Enterprise) onto it.
Everything works fine and I installed all drivers but the adaptive keyboard strip stays at F1 F2 .. keys and does not change no matter what. Pressing the Fn key does not switch it. I installed the On screen display and have the Adaptive Keyboard show in Control Panel and Dynamic Mode is also on.
The camera icon only flashes the screen once and does nothing. The Wifi icon does nothing and the Gear icon does nothing as well. Only the keyboard light icon and the regular F1 F2 keys work fine..
While starting up or before logging into Windows (at Windows lock screen) I'm able to switch the adaptive keyboard strip... But once I'm logged into Windows it suddenly stops working. if I lock the screen again I'm able to switch the adaptive keyboard strips again... What's going on?
Where would one look in the registry to change the default adaptive keyboard setting?
What I am trying to achieve is the following: - Enable F keys as default setting - Disable application switching of toolbar
We will need to do this on a large number of laptops, and it's not really viable to do it via the application (as it will be time consuming). I hope to deploy the settings as a batch file which imports a registry entry.
I dont know why this is happening but I have tried everything - installed the power management driver, the solutions center but since I received this laptop, the settings window for apaptive keyboard never opens. Ive tried it through the control panel and also the keyboard strip but nothing works. I have updated the laptop to latest config but that also dint work. Without the settings window, i cant disable the dynamic feature which creates so many issues with unnecessary key presses.
I was able to launch the adaptive keyboard settings by pressing the 'wheel' button on the bar.
I updated the newest version of the keyboard settings (Hotkey Features Integration for Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) - ThinkPad).
After installation. I could not use the functionality to switch through the different functions. I learned on this forum it had to do with the power management software. So I downloaded this.
De-installed the adaptive keyboard settings. Installed it again with latest version.
Now it works again, but now I can not launch the settings anymore. Not via the wheel button on the adaptive keyboard (most right button with the F1, F1 functions). Also not able to launch it directly from the control panel. Link is there, but there is no reaction.
So now I am not able to customize the settings anymore.
For some reason, I cannot get the backlit keyboard to work on my new X1 Carbon Touch. It lights up upon powering up and then will not turn on no matter how many times I hit the space bar. I don't see an option to enable/disable anywhere either. Am I missing a driver?
I have a 3 month old X1 Carbon. Last night i turned it off and suddenly today morning, I find that the device is not powering on. What's the deal? No response at all even after continuosly pressing the power button.
My X1 is about 18 months old. It was fine until today. The battery was low, so I plugged it in. The little blue light where the power connects illuminated, however the battery indicater in Windows did not change to show "charging", and the battery continued to drain.
Over the next hour or so I tried many things like shutting down, waiting, new A/C outlet, new power settings, etc. Tried the little reset hole on the bottom of the laptop. Nothing mattered... the little blue light is on, but the battery just drains.
Eventually, the battery drained and the X1 shut down. When I try to boot, I get a pre-boot message about a critical low power error, even plugged in, so my laptop is now a brick.This is a 3448-34U Thinkpad Carbon X1.
I have an AC adapter left over from my first generation X1 Carbon. It is 90W/20V. The adapter that came with the new machine is quite a bit smaller, and only 65W/20V. Can I use the 90 watt adapter with the new model X1, or will it damage it somehow? Dont want to ruin my brand new computer.
I currently have an issue with my original X1 Carbon (2012, 3443-CTU) light not working on the LCD. I attached an external monitor to the laptop and it works without issues so it's not the motherboard. Under the right lighting conditions and angle, i can see very very faintly my desktop background.
This leads me to believe that the screen inverter is damaged, or the lcd. Since my ultrabook isn't under warranty, i believe the best course of action is to find the screen on ebay and replace it. [URL] ....
Is replacing the LCD as easy as it sounds? It looks like i need to remove much of the parts underneath the keyboard panel, and remove the LCD bezel and replace the screen. Is there something i'm missing?
Bought a unit with this problem: As soon as I unplug the AC Cord from the laptop, it power off without notice and can't power up the laptop. It seems like the battery is not giving power .When I plug back in the AC, I can press the power button.
One strange thing is that the battery is 100%, state : good. Tried the reset battery so now 3 cycle counts. The thing is that if I unplug the AC cord only from the power outlet to the ac adaptor then the power is still up, the brightness goes down a bit and then power off without notice.
- the battery pack switch - removed battery backup - removed and reset the battery pack
I'm out of options and I would be glad if I can find what cause that "unswitchable thing".
When I plug in the AC adapter, my x1 shuts off right away. I have to reset the time in the bios to get it to work again. This happened right after I changed the keyboard. Now, it seems to be permanent issue. I thought it was an adapter issue but I have two adapters and both work fine.
Have a brand new X1 Carbon running windows 7. It originally came with Windows 8 but had to downgrade to run a necessary work application (which could be the problem). My battery never exceeds 50% even when plugged in for extended periods. Also, I am not seeing any of the "Rapid Charge" that was promoted.
I recently put Windows 7 64 bit Enterprise on a brand new X1 Carbon Model 20A7-CTO1WW and I have a missing unknown device in device manager and when I searched for it I came across nothing for the X1 Carbon I found posts on here for X240. The little research I did I did see someone mentioned it could be the fingerprint scanner. Tried that and it did not work. Also Ran system update and that did not work....
Here is the hardware ID : USBVID_138A&PID_0017&REV_0078
I am trying to install windows 8 from the 3 disks that came with the X1 Carbon. There is no DVD drive and we have no external disk drive, so I need to create a bootable USB for this. The laptop came with windows 7 on it.
It is easy to use DISKPART to ready the USB as a bootable device, but how to I take the data from the 3 DVDs and put it onto the USB so that it works? The first one only has drivers but the OS install is split onto two disks. I referred to a KB article but it was talking about autorun files that are not present on these DVDs.
The DVDs I have are labeled as
(1) Applications and Drivers Recovery Disk, (2) OS Recovery Disk Windows 8 Pro [Disk 1 of 2], and (2) OS Recovery Disk Windows 8 Pro [Disk 2 of 2].
where is the printscreen button on the X1 carbon ? Where is the insert botton ?
The keyboard of the X1 Carbon is non standard compliant. The person who took keyboard classes and efficient at typing becomes inhibited with these changes The End botton is close to the A key which is usually the spot for the Caps Lock
I recently purchased a Lenovo X1 carbon, the weird thing is that the computer functions correctly when the power cord is plugged but when the power cord is unplugged the computer DOES NOT turn off no matter what you do. It restarts all the time. If you plug the power cord you can turn off your computer, but when you unplug it it starts working immediately?
In any case pushed the reset button on the back of the laptop but it didn't worked.
My X1 Carbon started running super slow since last week. The disk C: shows I still have 49.2 GB free space to use. So I think the problem does not relate to the space size. I am wondering if there is any way to clear something in my computer and make it run as fast as before.
I recently received X240 and new X1 Carbon (Gen2) laptops with the 256GB eDrive and am working to set up Bitlocker using Windows 8.1.
On the X240, I followed the steps in another posting here and successfully got hardware AES working (by manually installing chipset on newly installed OS, then installed everything except RST and Bitlocker worked with the eDrive).
Following the same process on the new X1 Carbon, however, I only am able to use software encryption and can't figure out what to do to use the eDrive feature.
Is there a process to follow on the new X1 Carbon Gen 2?
I just received my Lenovo X1 Carbon; it's a very good product and I really like it. Everything is working as expected (fast & smooth) except one thing: laptop works kinda strange with the closed lid
My product code is 20A70037US, I'm running Windows 8.1 Pro.
I've chosen (in power options) that laptop does nothing when lid is closed. Yes, it works but... I'm using TeamViewer to connect to laptop; it works but TeamViewer periodically loses connection and displays message "The screen can't be captured at this moment..", Microsoft installer (I'm installing Visual Studio 2013) is paused (!), and Google Chrome won't render pages (but Internet Explorer works fine).
If I open the lid, all symptoms described above are disappear: installer resumes downloading, Chrome render html pages correctly and TeamViewer works fine (no periodical messages shown).
For me it looks like laptop not in "normal" operational state but kinda under power saving.
I've set power option to "High performance" (laptop is plugged) but it doesn't work.
On my new X1 Carbon, with a new Netgear R8000 router, The X1 will not hold a wifi connection, even 3 feet from the router. There is plenty of signal strength on all 3 channels. It connects for a while, but then the icon turns to "limited", and I have no internet connection. It works with my older Netgear WNDR 4500. Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector sees the three channels with plenty of signal, but will not plot them. I even tried reducing the maximum rate to 289 Mbps, and it still will not maintain a 5 GHz connection.
On my X1 Carbon, I had to move from Win 8.1 pro to 8.1 Ent. I did a fresh install from scratch to only install what I need.During my setup, I had to disable Secure boot, to boot on a USB Key, install 8.1 Enterprise. Now that everything is working, I would like to re-enable the secure boot option.
If I don't it directly in the BIOS, the laptop doesn't book any more.Do I have to import key from my 8.1 Ent to the Bios or something like this?