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by barrywohl
Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:41 am
Forum: Windows 8
Topic: Lenovo Settings (Metro) app (Windows 8)
Replies: 3
Views: 4978

Re: Lenovo Settings (Metro) app (Windows 8)

Will we still be able to manually download and run Windows 7 Lenovo applications like Access Connections? I would think so. What about the ThinkVantage Sysem Update for Windows 8? Will we be able to download the desktop version of that for Windows 8? I've been running Windows 8 RP on my X230T and I ...
by barrywohl
Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:25 am
Forum: Windows 8
Topic: How do I activate my Sierra Wireless MC8355 data card?
Replies: 14
Views: 25485

Re: How do I activate my Sierra Wireless MC8355 data card?

I've invalidated two SIM cards so far. Before I run Access Connections, Windows 8 RP recognizes the Sierra Wireless card and the SIM but doesn't connect. Then I run Access Connections and that software asks me if I want to provision the WWAN card. I say yes, and it interrupts and asks me to run Leno...
by barrywohl
Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:50 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: X230 docking connector cover too easy to broken...
Replies: 2
Views: 1310

Re: X230 docking connector cover too easy to broken...

Your pictures do not load.

I also use my X230T inside a soft Lenovo cover, then inside a computer backpack stuffed with paperwork. Mine looks intact.

Give service a call.
by barrywohl
Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:02 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Can I use a Lenovo GOBI2000 WWAN card (60Y3183) in my X230?
Replies: 19
Views: 13384

Re: Can I use a Lenovo GOBI2000 WWAN card (60Y3183) in my X230?

According to Device Manager, my X230T shipped with:
Sierra Wireless MC8355 Gobi(TM) 3000 HS-USB 9013

I haven't gotten it working yet. I'm running Windows 8 RP x64, and my SIM card reports: Missing Sim. AT&T shipped me a new one which arrives Monday, October 8th.
by barrywohl
Sat Oct 06, 2012 6:54 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: The ThinkPad I've been waiting for ... (Pic)
Replies: 9
Views: 5649

Re: The ThinkPad I've been waiting for ... (Pic)

I agree with Medicopter. I've had my X230T for about six weeks, running Windows 8 RC x64, 500 gb SSD drive, 16 gb or RAM and I love it much more than my top level X201T. My Windows The new keyboard feels fine to type on. The position of the keys has some advantages and some disadvantages. The placem...
by barrywohl
Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:59 pm
Forum: Windows 8
Topic: How do I activate my Sierra Wireless MC8355 data card?
Replies: 14
Views: 25485

How do I activate my Sierra Wireless MC8355 data card?

I'm running Windows 8 RP x64 on my new X230T, waiting for my RTM copy after October 26th. I ordered my new X230T with an AT&T Sierra Wireless data card. Device Manager shows a modem named: Sierra Wireless MC8355 Gobi(TM) 3000 HS-USB Modem 9013 Today, I called AT&T and set up a mobile share account s...
by barrywohl
Sat Sep 29, 2012 7:30 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X201 overheating - should I replace it instead of upgrading?
Replies: 2
Views: 2930

Re: X201 overheating - should I replace it instead of upgrading?

I have an X201T that always got so hot it left a red mark on my tummy after a long session of reading in bed. I replaced it with an X230T with i7 and a 500 gb Crucial SSD drive. It runs cool and FAST. I prefer the X230T keyboard to the X201T keyboard due to the back light and due to putting the dele...
by barrywohl
Sun Sep 02, 2012 5:08 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Crucial msata - Anyone got them yet ?
Replies: 22
Views: 6047

Re: Crucial msata - Anyone got them yet ?

Windows Experience Index Primary Hard disk Disk data transfer rate 8.1

Crucial msata 512 gb drive in X230T, i7, 16 gb Crucial RAM, Windows 8 RP x64.
I am pleased.

Overall WEI 6.4.
by barrywohl
Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:07 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Touchpad / trackpad on the x230
Replies: 9
Views: 4176

Re: Touchpad / trackpad on the x230

I don't have that on my X230T. Maybe it is a hardware defect.
by barrywohl
Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:19 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: My x230 has arrived with a defective display
Replies: 3
Views: 1681

Re: My x230 has arrived with a defective display

In the US, you could exchange it for a brand new one within 21 days of when they shipped it. I don't know about the UK. Call warranty AND sales and ask for an exchange.
by barrywohl
Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:15 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Touchpad / trackpad on the x230
Replies: 9
Views: 4176

Re: Touchpad / trackpad on the x230

First, you should know that this forum's administrators created a separate area for the X230 series away from the regular ThinkPads. I think this was a stupid choice, because it took me months to find out about it, but you will find more X230/X230T info there than here. Second, Ultranav is a matter ...
by barrywohl
Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:03 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Registry Entry for "black button" on Win7 x64?
Replies: 3
Views: 3562

Re: Registry Entry for "black button" on Win7 x64?

Thanks for the post. I have the same registry entry too, but my black button does nothing. Because of your response, I did put a desktop shortcut for: C:\Program Files\Lenovo\SimpleTap\BlueButton.exe on my Win 8 desktop and taskbar. That bluebutton.exe is a nice combination of simple tap and Lenovo ...
by barrywohl
Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:47 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Registry Entry for "black button" on Win7 x64?
Replies: 3
Views: 3562

Registry Entry for "black button" on Win7 x64?

Can someone with an X230 or X230T running Windows 7 Pro x64 peek inside his or her registry and see what the registry entry looks like which makes the "black button" next to the microphone mute key function? It looks something like this on older models: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\IBM\TPHOTKEY\8001...
by barrywohl
Sun Aug 26, 2012 3:57 pm
Forum: Windows 8
Topic: Can I use the blue or black "ThinkVantage" button in Win8 RP
Replies: 2
Views: 2082

Can I use the blue or black "ThinkVantage" button in Win8 RP

Since nothing else is giving me a problem right now with Win8RP, and since I can't order Win8 RTM for two more months, I was wondering... I did a clean install of Win8RP x64 on my new X230T. I wonder if there's a way to attach an action to the rectangular "black button" on an X230T. This button is s...
by barrywohl
Sun Aug 26, 2012 3:20 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X201 tablet with slow Windows Experience Index
Replies: 3
Views: 1001

Re: X201 tablet with slow Windows Experience Index

My Windows Experience Index went from 3.3 to 6.4 when I moved from an i7 X201T to an i7 X230T. The X201T has 8 gb ram, a 7200 rpm 750gb "hybrid" drive. The X230T has an i7 processor, 16 gb ram and a 500gb SSD drive. From a "practical" point of view, Microsoft Flight beta runs poorly on the X201T and...
by barrywohl
Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:46 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: i5-3210M vs i5-3320M
Replies: 9
Views: 5512

Re: i5-3210M vs i5-3320M

How do you "upgrade" the GPU on an X201T or an X230T?
by barrywohl
Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:39 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Just received my X230, some thoughts
Replies: 11
Views: 5654

Re: Just received my X230, some thoughts

Overall I'm a fanboy for the new keyboard and the new X230T. I'm coming from 17 years of ThinkPad use, with my most recent ThinkPads at W700, a T61p and an X201T, all currently in use. I'm running Windows 8 Release Preview x64 on both the X201T and the 3 week old X230T. I've been an UltraNav Pad fan...
by barrywohl
Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:20 pm
Forum: Windows 8
Topic: FP Reader and Win8 a no go?
Replies: 6
Views: 2703

Re: FP Reader and Win8 a no go?

Look in Windows 8 RP Control Panel Biometric Devices and see if that works. I got some functionality with that but could not get Lenovo ThinkVantage Fingerprint software to work.
by barrywohl
Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:29 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: 7MM SSD @ amazon for 155
Replies: 3
Views: 1515

Re: 7MM SSD @ amazon for 155

I bought this Crucial 500 gb SSD drive for my X230T. The OEM carrier and rails fit perfectly, so it was an easy install.
It was about $430.
I didn't transfer any OS or applications. I am doing a fresh install with Windows 8 Release Preview x64 and it is going well.
Barry
by barrywohl
Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:21 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: IPS display option doesn't allow for a webcam??
Replies: 6
Views: 2187

Re: IPS display option doesn't allow for a webcam??

I wish they would just call it "IPS" display. I ordered the Multitouch display with 2x2 antenna not meant for outdoors. I presume it is IPS. I also got the camera. Device Manager identifies my monitor as: "Wide viewing angle & High density Flexview Display 1366x768" In any case, after less than 36 h...
by barrywohl
Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:24 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: X230 trackpoint issue... very choppy, not smooth at all. Is
Replies: 4
Views: 2642

Re: X230 trackpoint issue... very choppy, not smooth at all. Is

I watched your video and I didn't see the issue.
The power connector issue means you need to swap for a new/different machine or power connector or both.
by barrywohl
Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:17 am
Forum: Forum Notices, Questions and Suggestions
Topic: non-ThinkPad ThinkPads
Replies: 20
Views: 12439

Re: non-ThinkPad ThinkPads

I'll post my comments on whether I think putting the island keyboard machines in this section makes sense after I get my hands on my X230T that I ordered two days ago. I will really like the backlighting on the island keyboard. The convertible tablet didn't support the ThinkLight. Also, after I read...
by barrywohl
Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:03 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: ThinkLight on X2xx Tablets?
Replies: 6
Views: 3162

Re: ThinkLight on X2xx Tablets?

The X230 and X230T offer a backlit keyboard as a $20 option. I just ordered one to replace my 2 year old X201T. I've read all the controversies about the new island keyboard and new keyboard layout, but I think the backlit keyboard will be better for me than the 7 row keyboard. As I read the concern...
by barrywohl
Sun Aug 05, 2012 7:50 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: ThinkPad x230 memory
Replies: 14
Views: 5162

Re: ThinkPad x230 memory

I just ordered yesterday a new X230T. Rather than take the Lenovo upgrade from 1 4GB DIMM to 1 8GB DIMM, I ordered two 8 GB DIMMs from www.crucial.com. The Lenovo upgrade from 4 to 8 was $450 before the 10% discount. The cost for two Crucial DIMMS was $160 total (and I still have a 4GB DIMM to find ...
by barrywohl
Sun Aug 05, 2012 7:47 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Reboot when disconnecting from power
Replies: 1
Views: 889

Re: Reboot when disconnecting from power

I have seen this before with other ThinkPads. In my case, it was on really bad on a Z61 and I've also had it occasionally on T520s that I own. I believe it was determined to be defective grounding in the power adapter connecter at the mother board and a new mother board (planar board) fixed it. The ...
by barrywohl
Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:00 am
Forum: Windows 8
Topic: Driver to let my X201T with W8RP automatically rotate?
Replies: 2
Views: 3195

Re: Driver to let my X201T with W8RP automatically rotate?

Installing Tablet Shortcut Menu worked.
I found the driver on the Lenovo 0831 download site under keyboard and mouse software.
It took a while to find the check box to enable auto-rotate, but I found it and now it works great.
Thank you.
Barry
by barrywohl
Thu Jul 26, 2012 7:26 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Torn between X230 or X230T...
Replies: 3
Views: 4358

Re: Torn between X230 or X230T...

Here's my two cents. I'm making the same decisions. I will choose the X230T over the X230 and over the X1 Carbon, almost certainly. Currently I go back and forth between an X201T and a T61p. I use the X201T at home 90% of the time, but I go back to the T61p when I forget to bring my X201T home from ...
by barrywohl
Thu Jul 26, 2012 6:57 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Two drive questions about X230 T Tablet
Replies: 9
Views: 4534

Re: Two drive questions about X230 T Tablet

Thanks to the moderator for moving my thread to this forum. I've downloaded and read the hardware maintenance manual, but I must have missed the hard drive specs. On page 57 of the hmm it shows how to replace the drive, but I can't tell from the drawings whether the machine will accept a 9.5 mm driv...
by barrywohl
Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:12 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Two drive questions about X230 T Tablet
Replies: 9
Views: 4534

Re: Two drive questions about X230 T Tablet

Stupid me!
I was wondering why this forum was so quiet about the X230T.
I hadn't noticed that there was an X230 forum.
Somehow I thought Thinkpad X2xx included X230.
I'm headed there now to read every post.
Thank you.
Barry
by barrywohl
Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:15 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Two drive questions about X230 T Tablet
Replies: 9
Views: 4534

Two drive questions about X230 T Tablet

Where can I find a link on the acceptable height/thickness of drives in the SATA hard drive bay. I just ordered a couple of Seagate Momentus XT 750gb drives. These are 9.5 mm high but I think I read in this forum that 7 mm was the max in the X230T. (I have a few X201T tablets that will take the new ...

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