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Thinkpad X230 only turns on with Fingerprint scanner

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Thinkpad X230 only turns on with Fingerprint scanner

#1 Post by jimiweber » Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:58 am

Hi. I have a very recent problem with my power button. Since yesterday, my laptop does not turn on with the power button, and I need to scan my fingerprint. In general, this seems ok and even good, but in this case, no one but me can use this computer. I am not aware if this is a BIOS update or not though.

In BIOS setup, there are several options to disable fingerprint authentication for startup. But none of them clearly indicates that if I disable it, the laptop will again turn on with the power button.I am afraid that if I disable it, I won't be able to turn in on again. Please give me a solution.

By the way, my laptop currently runs Windows 10 Pro Version 2004 OS Build 19041.329 and all the latest updates are installed.

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Re: Thinkpad X230 only turns on with Fingerprint scanner

#2 Post by axur-delmeria » Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:04 am

It's possible that the power button is defective. I've seen it happen in other Thinkpads. You'll need to replace the keyboard.
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