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by E350
Fri Nov 04, 2022 10:19 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: Best Battery for X230T ?
Replies: 8
Views: 2337

Re: Best Battery for X230T ?

Update: Battery seems to be working fine. However, I have not tested it and really don't know how to test it.
by E350
Mon Oct 17, 2022 1:22 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: Best Battery for X230T ?
Replies: 8
Views: 2337

Re: Best Battery for X230T ?

Thank you for your warning post!
Do you have a recommendation for a genuine oem battery?
by E350
Sun Oct 09, 2022 8:20 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: X230T and Windows 11
Replies: 8
Views: 2723

Re: X230T and Windows 11

Rufus seems to get easier to use with every iteration. I also like Windows 11 once I disable all the connections to Microsoft account and only use a local account. BTW it takes hours for Rufus to download Windows iso file on my slow internet connection at our rural home, and I have had it time out a...
by E350
Thu Oct 06, 2022 3:05 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: X230T and Windows 11
Replies: 8
Views: 2723

Re: X230T and Windows 11

Windows 11 22H2 is out.

And Rufus 3.20 is also out:

https://github.com/pbatard/rufus/releases

I am currently using it to download an ISO of Win_11_2H22_English_x61v1.iso to a USB to install on my X230T.

It seems to get easier to use with every version.
by E350
Thu Oct 06, 2022 8:51 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: Best Battery for X230T ?
Replies: 8
Views: 2337

Re: Best Battery for X230T ?

Update: Above battery has been working fine.
by E350
Thu Sep 22, 2022 12:21 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: Best Battery for X230T ?
Replies: 8
Views: 2337

Re: Best Battery for X230T ?

I bought this on ebay:

New Genuine 67+ 45N1078 45N1079 Battery for Lenovo ThinkPad X220t X230t tablet $59.99

https://www.ebay.com/itm/325342467333

Has not arrived yet.
by E350
Thu Sep 15, 2022 11:25 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: Best Battery for X230T ?
Replies: 8
Views: 2337

Re: Best Battery for X230T ?

Found these oem Lenovo batteries on ebay:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/325342467333
by E350
Wed Sep 14, 2022 12:22 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: 0271 Clock Error on Start Up after Reflash with 1vyrain
Replies: 5
Views: 1573

Re: 0271 Clock Error on Start Up after Reflash with 1vyrain

Will do and will report back.
Thank you!
by E350
Tue Sep 13, 2022 8:41 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: 0271 Clock Error on Start Up after Reflash with 1vyrain
Replies: 5
Views: 1573

Re: 0271 Clock Error on Start Up after Reflash with 1vyrain

@tpfanatic et al. I have two X230T I have set the time in Windows 11 operating system on the X230T which starts with the 0271 real time clock error. It does not fix the problem. Rather, I have to [ESC] and then usually it starts booting Windows 11. But it is irritating to start it this way everytime...
by E350
Tue Sep 13, 2022 8:29 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: X230T and Tablet Mode in Windows 11 ?
Replies: 0
Views: 1337

X230T and Tablet Mode in Windows 11 ?

Ok now I am a little grumpy with myself. When I bought the X230T I immediately upgraded it to Windows 11. But the volume up and down function does not exist when the screen is face up and folded down covering the keyboard. Wondering how I could use it in "tablet mode" with Windows 11 I came across t...
by E350
Fri Sep 02, 2022 3:18 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: 0271 Clock Error on Start Up after Reflash with 1vyrain
Replies: 5
Views: 1573

0271 Clock Error on Start Up after Reflash with 1vyrain

I successfully reflashed a X230T with ivyprep and then 1vyrain. Although the laptop works fine, on start up, it presents a 0271 Clock error. After restarting a couple of times by pressing ESC, the laptop starts normally. But it is annoying. I have gone into BIOS, including the Advanced tab and there...
by E350
Tue Aug 23, 2022 12:26 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: How to Widen Scroll Bars in Windows 10/11
Replies: 0
Views: 1436

How to Widen Scroll Bars in Windows 10/11

FYI, I have followed the instructions in the below link to widen the scroll bars on three separate laptops now. Two X230T and one P53. https://www.thewindowsclub.com/windows-8-scroll-bar-hard-see-change-windows-8-scrollbar-width IMHO, especially when using a touch screen like on the X230T, it is hel...
by E350
Fri Aug 19, 2022 7:37 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: Best Battery for X230T ?
Replies: 8
Views: 2337

Best Battery for X230T ?

I have two X230T (tablet). One came without a battery. One came with an oem Lenovo battery built in 2013, FRU P/N 45N1079 / ASM P/N 45N1078 and I am surprised that it provides power as long as it does for being 9 years old. Apparently, you cannot buy Lenovo batteries on their website. You must telep...
by E350
Fri Aug 19, 2022 12:19 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: Can I Add a Backlit Keyboard to a X230T 3435-2TU ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1650

Can I Add a Backlit Keyboard to a X230T 3435-2TU ?

I have really become enamored by the X230T. I have the backlit keyboard version. (True, the screen is not as tall as the X61 and the keyboard feel on the X61 is somewhat better, but the X230T seems to be a worthy replacement.) So, I bought an X230T on ebay without a battery, charger or hard drive fo...
by E350
Thu Aug 18, 2022 9:58 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: X230T Whitelist? BIOS upgrade?
Replies: 9
Views: 3034

Re: X230T Whitelist? BIOS upgrade?

Thank you for the info. I changed from 7260 to AX210 as well, and after physically removing the BT daughter card and scanning for hardware changes in device manager, everything is working great now.
by E350
Mon Aug 01, 2022 8:54 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: X230T and Windows 11
Replies: 8
Views: 2723

Re: X230T and Windows 11 ?

Upgraded from Windows 10 to Windows 11 Home using Rufus 3.19. Checked all THREE options in Rufus 3.19, incl bypass Ram reqmt, lbypass TPM, bypass Security Questions (although there is not a separate check box for "no Secure Boot" or bypass "unsupported CPU," and there is no "Extended Windows 11 Inst...
by E350
Sun Jul 31, 2022 3:58 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: X230T and Windows 11
Replies: 8
Views: 2723

Re: X230T and Windows 11 ?

Rufus 3.19 is out. Should I use it? It doesn't mention secure boot or CPU type.
by E350
Sun Jul 31, 2022 3:32 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: X230T and Windows 11
Replies: 8
Views: 2723

Re: X230T and Windows 11 ?

Thank you dr_st !!!
I watched a bunch of older, now irrelevant videos on how to install it and some more current rufus based installations and will try the rufus method.
by E350
Sun Jul 31, 2022 10:14 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: X230T and Windows 11
Replies: 8
Views: 2723

X230T and Windows 11

I bought the used X230T i7 as a result of changing to a used X201T i7 because the three or four X61 which I have collected over the years have fan errors now (except for one). (I will list them for parts only along with their docks on ebay soon.) I liked the used X201T i7 allot but was disappointed ...
by E350
Sun Jul 31, 2022 1:03 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: Why is Bluetooth (BT) choppy on X230T ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1737

Re: Why is Bluetooth (BT) choppy on X230T ?

Bingo! RBS in for the win! Just minutes before I read your post, I used Device Manager under Bluetooth to disable both "ThinkPad Bluetooth 4.0" and "Intel(R) Wireless Bluetooth(R)" Then restarted the computer and enabled "Intel(R) Wireless Bluetooth(R)" And as you state, it works perfectly. Addition...
by E350
Sat Jul 30, 2022 1:16 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: Why is Bluetooth (BT) choppy on X230T ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1737

Why is Bluetooth (BT) choppy on X230T ?

I ran Ivyprep and 1vyrain to replace the oem BIOS with the wifi network card whitelist. Everything went fine. I replaced the BT daughter card with a 4.0 card. I replaced the network card with a Intel AC 7260 HMW card, and now can transceive 5GHz as well as 2.4GHz wifi. But the Bluetooth is "choppy" ...
by E350
Thu Jul 21, 2022 9:56 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: "1vyrain" - xx30 ThinkPad Jailbreak - Overclocking, Advanced Menu, ME Disable, Whitelist automated unlock with software!
Replies: 62
Views: 55243

Re: "1vyrain" - xx30 ThinkPad Jailbreak - Overclocking, Advanced Menu, ME Disable, Whitelist automated unlock with softw

Update: Went into Device Manager and deleted Bluetooth then restarted and scanned for hardware changes and Bluetooth is working perfectly again.
by E350
Thu Jul 21, 2022 9:52 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: New X230T Owner. Any suggestions? Ultrabase, etc.?
Replies: 7
Views: 2895

Re: New X230T Owner. Any suggestions? Ultrabase, etc.?

Update: Went into Device Manager and deleted Bluetooth then restarted and scanned for hardware changes and Bluetooth is working perfectly again.
by E350
Thu Jul 21, 2022 9:50 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: X230T Whitelist? BIOS upgrade?
Replies: 9
Views: 3034

Re: X230T Whitelist? BIOS upgrade?

Update: Went into Device Manager and deleted Bluetooth then restarted and scanned for hardware changes and Bluetooth is working perfectly again.
by E350
Mon Jul 18, 2022 5:02 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: Keyboard Screw in Middle of Memory Door Causes 8 Beeps on Startup
Replies: 1
Views: 1839

Re: Keyboard Screw in Middle of Memory Door Causes 8 Beeps on Startup

Well golly gee wizz . . . upon closer inspection, the center little palm rest tab was not in its hole, causing an ever so slight upward bend in the palm rest, no doubt pushing the touch pad into the keyboard when the keyboard screw in the middle of the Memory Door was screwed in. Palm rest is now st...
by E350
Mon Jul 18, 2022 4:47 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: Keyboard Screw in Middle of Memory Door Causes 8 Beeps on Startup
Replies: 1
Views: 1839

Keyboard Screw in Middle of Memory Door Causes 8 Beeps on Startup

The Keyboard Screw in Middle of Memory Door on the X230T Causes 8 Beeps on Startup. I am looking for obstructions but apparently pulling down the keyboard and touch pad buttons causes this problem. It seems related to this bulletin: https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht101771-thinkpad-x230x2...
by E350
Mon Jul 18, 2022 1:45 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: X230T Whitelist? BIOS upgrade?
Replies: 9
Views: 3034

Re: X230T Whitelist? BIOS upgrade?

Update: This morning I used Lenovo Vantage to update the drivers. And now the Bluetooth is acting choppy again.

Any suggestions how I can get last night's Bluetooth drivers back?
by E350
Mon Jul 18, 2022 1:44 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: New X230T Owner. Any suggestions? Ultrabase, etc.?
Replies: 7
Views: 2895

Re: New X230T Owner. Any suggestions? Ultrabase, etc.?

Update: This morning I used Lenovo Vantage to update the drivers. And now the Bluetooth is acting choppy again.

Any suggestions how I can get last night's Bluetooth drivers back?
by E350
Mon Jul 18, 2022 1:43 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: "1vyrain" - xx30 ThinkPad Jailbreak - Overclocking, Advanced Menu, ME Disable, Whitelist automated unlock with software!
Replies: 62
Views: 55243

Re: "1vyrain" - xx30 ThinkPad Jailbreak - Overclocking, Advanced Menu, ME Disable, Whitelist automated unlock with softw

Update: This morning I used Lenovo Vantage to update the drivers. And now the Bluetooth is acting choppy again.

Any suggestions how I can get last night's Bluetooth drivers back?
by E350
Mon Jul 18, 2022 9:18 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: New X230T Owner. Any suggestions? Ultrabase, etc.?
Replies: 7
Views: 2895

Re: New X230T Owner. Any suggestions? Ultrabase, etc.?

Well I stumbled my way through the process of Ivyprep and 1vyrain and everything seems to be working great. I installed the Intel AC 7260 wifi card and the newest Bluetooth Daughter card. And Bluetooth is definitely better!

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