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by EdGordon007
Mon Oct 06, 2014 5:43 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X1xxe Series
Topic: 'Incomplete' Lenovo X131e
Replies: 15
Views: 22394

Re: 'Incomplete' Lenovo X131e

He said he got the machine in a lot of used laptops. Yes, they could all have been stolen. The case had some kind of strange non-smooth cover, and there was an obvious attempt to obliterate the words THINK PAD on the outside.

I've stopped worrying about it. On to other things. . . .
by EdGordon007
Mon Oct 06, 2014 9:35 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1xxe Series
Topic: 'Incomplete' Lenovo X131e
Replies: 15
Views: 22394

Re: 'Incomplete' Lenovo X131e

I noticed that the person sitting next to me on a flight late last week had a Computrace sticker on his laptop. We already had had extensive conversations on other topics, and since I was short of sleep and wanted to doze a bit, I didn't bother asking about it. He was the IT chief of a company that ...
by EdGordon007
Sun Oct 05, 2014 7:27 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X1xxe Series
Topic: 'Incomplete' Lenovo X131e
Replies: 15
Views: 22394

Re: 'Incomplete' Lenovo X131e

You're on the right track, except that the Computrace add-on has been ENABLED, and that is the problem. Managed to reach an agreement with the seller that will avoid my sending the computer back (at my expense). Getting most of my money back. I'll end up with an X131e that will do 'most' things for ...
by EdGordon007
Wed Sep 24, 2014 1:38 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X1xxe Series
Topic: 'Incomplete' Lenovo X131e
Replies: 15
Views: 22394

Re: 'Incomplete' Lenovo X131e

I'm beyond that. I have the recovery disks for the X131e that has the slower CPU. I successfully used them to downgrade from W8Pro to W7Pro. My plan is to do this with the 'strange' X131e. I went into the BIOS to change the boot order, and discovered that 'USB CD' is one of the boot options that is ...
by EdGordon007
Tue Sep 23, 2014 11:47 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X1xxe Series
Topic: 'Incomplete' Lenovo X131e
Replies: 15
Views: 22394

Re: 'Incomplete' Lenovo X131e

I cannot be sure that these items definite are in the machine without major surgery. I am limiting myself to opening the back and toying with the hard drive and things that are easily accessible. I stopped by a shop today with the machine, and the tech there visually looked into the SD card slot and...
by EdGordon007
Tue Sep 23, 2014 9:42 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X1xxe Series
Topic: 'Incomplete' Lenovo X131e
Replies: 15
Views: 22394

'Incomplete' Lenovo X131e

In order to get an X131e with a somewhat faster chip than my AMD 1.4GHz, I found (and bought) an X131e with an AMD 1.7GHz on eBay. The machine was advertised as 'new' but that it did not have an integrated camera. I thought that a missing camera was strange, since such a camera is standard in the X1...

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