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Bought a Dead X1C1 for $18

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Bought a Dead X1C1 for $18

#1 Post by Geartooth » Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:52 am

It doesn't boot, but I do get a Green Light when I plug it in. What might it's problem be? I haven't taken it apart yet.
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Re: Bought a Dead X1C1 for $18

#2 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:44 pm

Replace the Mobo and call it a day.
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Re: Bought a Dead X1C1 for $18

#3 Post by Geartooth » Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:15 am

Thinkpad4by3 wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:44 pm
Replace the Mobo and call it a day.
That, I am doing. And the damaged AC Port, which probably was responsible for the original board dying.
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Re: Bought a Dead X1C1 for $18

#4 Post by RealBlackStuff » Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:06 am

Since RAM is soldered on that mobo, get one with 8GB.
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Re: Bought a Dead X1C1 for $18

#5 Post by Geartooth » Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:08 am

Yeah- kinda odd how a board with 8GB soldered is worth as much as a 8GB Stick itself.
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Re: Bought a Dead X1C1 for $18

#6 Post by Fasta » Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:06 am

Great price for a X1C1.
I love this little beast, fix a few things and it'll run like a charm :D
I was thinking of getting a MoBo with 8 Gb RAM soldered to replace my 4 Gb, does anyone know where to search?
Will just swapping the MoBo be enough?

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