I ordered my laptop from cdw (will post link when cdw gets finished with their downtime).
On the one I ordered, it said that bluetooth was included. As a general rule I always re-install windows after I get it, and did the same this time because I had a spare copy of windows 7 ultimate. I re-installed all the levono tools and drivers as normal, but when I got to the bluetooth one it said that my laptop did not have bluetooth. So I opened up the computer just enough to verify that the bluetooth daughter card IS there. So whats going on?
Recently, my x120e began blue-screening (with error code c000021a) while Windows was starting up. However, if the computer was off for a period of time, usually about 5-10 minutes minimum, it would start up with no problems. I thought it might be overheating except for two things:
1) Once windows started up, I had no issues. No matter how much processing power I was using, it didn't bluescreen or even try to turn itself off
2) When I rebooted in safe mode and looked at what modules it was loading, it always failed after the same one (CLASSPNP.SYS)
I had heard that there were occasionally some significant driver issues with my hardware, so I did a clean re-install of Windows (Win 7 Pro, 64-bit), hoping that this would rule that out.
The issue persisted, and in fact would interfere with a Windows install disk booting into the installer. After I got the installation to complete, the previous issue continued to be present.
I did some Google searching and found that the BSOD error code c000021a is generally caused by a driver or security issue, and the usual solutions suggested are to try to use the "Last Known Good Configuration Option" for windows startup, and to update drivers. However, neither of these things have worked, as it still does this on a fresh Windows install.
I also tried running without the battery (AC power only) and without the AC power (battery only), and neither has fixed the issue.
(Side note: This was originally happening with the original 320GB hard disk that came in the machine. I was going to upgrade to an SSD anyway, and this problem has persisted with the new drive).
My W530 suddenly stopped communicating with my MS Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000, and nothing I try will bring it back. It does not show under Bluetooth devices, and it will not find anything when I search for devices. I know the mouse is not at issue, as it will readily pair with an Android device. Yes, the manual wireless switch is turned on. Yes, it is turned on in the Fn+F5 OSD. I've done a BIOS update. I've updated my system using Lenovo System Update. I've checked power settings both under driver properties, and in my power plans. Everything seems to be in place, it's just like the Bluetooth has vanished, but the system doesn't know it. Yes, I'm POSITIVE my system has Bluetooth... I've been using it for the past 6 months or more.
Recently, I've experienced issues with the mouse losing connection for a few moments at a time, but nothing beyond that. Then yesterday, It's completely gone, and I can't get it back.
My x120e has been getting hot ever since I've got it.
Not doing much of anything, it'll be 75-80 degrees C. Full load, 95-99 C.
I've tried replacing the thermal compound, replacing the heatsink, the cpu is undervolted. It still runs quite hot. As I write this, the computer is 97% idle and still at 77 degrees C. It's sitting on a hardwood floor, so the vents on the bottom that I just blew out are clear.
I have an x120e that's a few years old, works fine but is slow as mollasses. I want to do a fresh install of the OS, and want to do it in a way that brings the fewest headaches. I see there is a recovery partition but what that is for. I have googled this and seen suggestions but those ways seem to eliminate the built-in Lenovo functionality like the f keys and such.
Any easiest way to reinstall to speed up the machine without having to track down drivers and Lenovo-specific add-ons?
I'm contemplating upgrading from my Samsung 830 128gb to a Samsung 840 EVO 250gb, on my trusted x120e. The EVO has Full Disk Encryption (FDE) and I am curious to know if:
1. Turning on the FDE is done through the BIOS? 2. Do I need to enter the FDE password each time I reboot (like I have to with the hardware passwds?) 3. Is there a performance penalty (finite but negligible perhaps) for turning on the FDE? 4. Is the FDE significantly greater protection (in a practical sense) than just the (non-encrypting) hardware passwd (which nonetheless is quite effective in that the disk isn't recognized at all if used in another pc)? 5. My X120e is an AMD machine and the Samsung Magician software (most recent versions) works only for Intel machines. If the FDE is controlled through that sw, then I have a problem.
My x120e has been giving me grief recently. It started when, upon awaking the computer, my screen would be very distorted. It was mostly horizontal and was different from the known horizontal screen flicker issue. It would take up large parts of the screen, but no more than half. Now get this, the distortion changed totally depending on what was on the screen. I could even get it to go away completely if I just opened the start menu (with my task bar on the left side of the screen). Typically a restart would alleviate the issue.
I would get a screencap for you guys, but last night I shut down the laptop to 'fix' the issue and the screen never came back on. I can still use an external monitor so I'm not thinking this is a graphics card problem, or at least not entirely.
I just got the x120e and I already went through and fixed it auto-brightening itself. After I hit the Fn + Home and adjusted it to my preference. It was not on the charger when I did that and I was in a darker room so I had the brightness down lower. Later on in the day, I plugged it in to charge and I went to make it brighter. The brightness is not changing however. All the oher Fn + F keys are working. Just not the two for brightness. The weird thing is, I shut the computer, waited for it to enter sleep mode then opened it up again and it was really bright and I had to pretty much squint, but again the keys were not working to lower it. I closed it again and opened it and it is again dimmer. The keys still aren't working.
I have an X120e running Windows 8.1 Pro x64.I just upgraded the unit to 4GB of ram (2x2) from 2GB (1x2). Whenever the upper DIMM slot is used, the system will not leave standby mode, and all power, including the battery has to be removed from the system for it to operate normally again.
Of interest, all of the ram tested good with Memtest86+ if it matters the system has the e350 CPU, and a 320GB HDD.
How do I go about installing Bluetooth on my X31 2673? I plan on getting a Bluetooth speaker to sync with it. I don't have Bluetooth installed on the X31, I will need to upgrade. Are the Bluetooth parts difficult to find for an older X31 2673? Is it worth the cost? Or should I just buy a identical X31 with Bluetooth?
it appears my windows 7 32bit thinkpad x200 has question marks at bluetooth adapters in device manager.
I have installed the drivers that are available on the website of lenovo producer, but no change is observable.
The device seems to work well, that is share and access files with android smartphone, and use android's internet, but when it comes to sharing internet with the smartphone, there is no transmission. I wonder if broken drivers could be the cause.
Just received my Thinkpad W520 4270 CTO with bluetooth installed. It was a DOS workstation that I installed Win 7 x64 Ultimate on and I finally got all the drivers installed but the bluetooth software says there is no BT device connected to my laptop. I checked the BIOS settings and confirmed the BT is enabled. I even disabled it, saved, then enabled it to toggle. Hitting the Fn+5 combo doesn't trigger the light or any "Found New Hardware." When the laptop first boots up the BT light flashes along with the wifi light and the HDD activity light. I haven't yet been able to load another OS, but I'm downloading Arch Linux and BackTrack 5 to test to see it's possibly an OS issue.
I realize the sticky about the "do not update the bluetooth drivers" but I'm not getting my bluetooth to work at all, not even being recognized by the OS as an "unknown device."
I made the mistake of upgrading my X240 to Windows 8.1, and now the sleep function won't work properly. I've updated all of the drivers and I've been on the phone with Lenovo support to no avail. Everything worked perfectly before the 8.1 upgrade.
When I close the lid now, the screen goes off, but the computer doesn't go to sleep; if you open the lid, the screen comes back on immediately. If the lid is closed for a while, and is then reopened, the login screen comes up. But in the Windows 8.1 settings, it is set to NOT show the login screen. If the lid is closed for a long time, the computer will shut down completely.
If you go to the Windows menu and click on "Sleep," the screen will go dark although it's clear the computer is still running. Pressing the on/off button does nothing. The only way to get the screen to come back on is to shut the computer down completely and restart it.
I tried uninstalling the Lenovo Instant On Beta program, but without that, closing the lid shuts off the screen with no way to wake it up, the same thing that happens by clicking Sleep on the Windows menu. So it appears that the Instant On Program partially overrides whatever bad behavior is being caused by Windows.
What driver, software, or settings could be causing this? I've looked at various threads about sleep issues, but none of them seem to apply to my situation, or the solutions they recommended (like unchecking the power management features on some of the drivers) didn't solve the problem.
After upgrading to Win 8.1 and trying to create the usb recovery drive, I get this error:"We can't create a reccovery drive on this PC. Some required files are missing.To trouble shoot problems when your PC starts,use your window installation disk or media".
I upgraded my w520 from Win 7 to Win 8 last year with zero problems. Now I upgraded my W520 Win 8 to Win 8.1 via the store download. Except the webcam everything works fine.
In e.g. the Skype desktop application, Google Hangouts or the camera app, the built in webcam no longer works.
The green light turns on, but I just get the crossed out camra icon in e.g. the Skype video options. No video.
I see there are no drivers yet for Win 8.1 on the Lenovo support site for the w520 camera. In device manager it still shows the 2011 camera driver 18.104.22.1687 and says "This device is working properly."
But it does not work properly. How to get the camera to work or is it just a matter of waiting for a driver to be released eventually?
I tried uninstalling, reinstalling, camera is enabled in the Bios and permissions are set to give Skype and the camera app access to the camera. I also tried the W530 drives as was suggested elsewhere.
I was able to install a new: PNY Optima SSD7SC240GOPT-RB 2.5" 240GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) in my ThinkPad X220 model 4287. I installed the latest BIOS before the upgrade and did a clean install of Windows 8.1 Pro. The installed went smooth with no issues. I proceeded in installing all Drivers and utilities. Then I noticed that when I restart Windows, the BIOS does not recognize the drive and proceeds to try to boot from the Network, Intel Boot Agent. It does not seem to recognize the SSD drive.
The only way I can get it to boot from windows again is to TURN OFF using the power button and then turning it back ON. I tried the Lenovo SSD firmware update utility to see if my drive needed an update but it did not find any update for my drive. I also tried to the PNY support site and downloaded the firmware update to see if it found any updates for my drive and none where available. I hope LENOVO can release an update to their SSD firmware update tool to fix my problem. I am also not sure if any of the utilities that I installed may be the root of the problem. So right now the only way I can get Windows to load is to turn off and turn back on the laptop. Windows restarts will not work.
I recently received my W530 with Win8 and I cannot find the Microsoft Certificate of Authenticity label. It's not on the bottom of the laptop nor is it there when I remove the battery. Have they moved the location?
I added a mSata second drive. Works fine. Lenovo X220, Bios 1.16. PC boots from the new drive. I don't want an operating system on the new drive, just want it for storage. So I entered the bios by pushing the blue thinkvantage button and can't find a way to permanently change boot order. I hit F12 to TEMPORARILY change boot order, every time I boot the PC. Major PAIN! I tried to enter the Intel Boot Extension Management Engine, but it needs a password and I don't have a password.
I have a feeling that I am missing something very obvious here, but I have looked everywhere and cannot find the Bluetooth services on my laptop (W530, Windows 7 Pro 64 bit, ThinkPad 1x1 11b/g/n Wireless LAN PCI Express Half Mini Card Adapter for Windows 7).
When I do FN + F5, I get the Lenovo Wireless Radio menu, but it only lists Airplane Mode (off) and 802.11 Wireless (on).
I have check BIOS security settings for I/O devices and Bluetooth is enabled. However I cannot find any references to Bluetooth under Device Manager ->Network Adaptors.
Is it possible that this laptop is not equiped with Bluetooth?
I bought a U410 knowing it didn't have bluetooth, at the time I thought I wouldn't need it. But now I would like to have it. Is it possible to upgrade the Centrino Wireless-N 2200 card, to a card that includes bluetooth?
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.
I have updated some months ago, my laptop 7859-5SG from Windows 7 to Windows 8 -> 8.1 and after that the bluetooth radio doesn't work anymore.
I tried to find a driver on the driver download section for my laptop, but I didn't find nothing. First problem found, is the hotkey fn+F5 that not show nothing on the display after key press, and normally with this function I can see if the radio is on or off.
I checked on the BIOS section if bluetooth is enable, and this is on. What I can do to activate bluetooth radio again?
I am trying to use the bluetooth in my X230 to pair my laptop with my cell phone. I want to be able to use my cell phone as a personal hotspot, in case I am in an area with no secure wi-fi. I would have thought that this would be standard feature in a laptop that is touted as a business device, but apparently this is not the case.
I installed both the bluetooth driver and the latest system update, [URL]..... but it is still not working for me. I am now able to connect my cell phone to my X230, but instead of enabling me to access the internet via Bluetooth, a dialogue box appears enabling me to play songs that are on my cell phone using the laptop speakers.the bluetooth driver did not come pre-installed on the x230, and I am disappointed that I am not able to use my cell phone as a personal hotspot for my x230.
my laptop is z500 and i've installed the windows 8.1 enterprise x64 but i don't have bios update and windows 8.1 is nothing have a bios setup or bios update,.Where can I find the bios update for z500 windows 8.1 x64 ??