04-04-2009 05:36 AM
04-04-2009 07:54 AM
You can look up your warranty here.
If the card was working when you received the laptop, you could try going back to a Windows System Restore Point made during that time. Also, if you made your recovery disk set as suggested by the system when you received it, you could try a restore from it (but you'll lose everything you added since then).
I recommend working with Lenovo support and using the warranty you paid for.
10-27-2009 12:43 PM
After almost a year of operation my Ericsson card suddenly does not work. I do not see it listed in the Hardware Manager (Windows XP SP3). The device worked three weeks ago and now it is gone. Tried to reload the Ericsson "core Module" (Generally visibile in Add/Remove Programs - not there) but I can not find where (which driver set installs), or what loads that. There is a valid SIM card in the laptop that I have reseated several time. Broadband manager staes that there is no "radio" card installed. Have reloaded the drivers, have flashed the BIOS to most current. Kind of at a loss as to where to go from here. Have not yet called tech support. Tried communicating directly with moden using Hyperterminal, but don't know which Com Port it uses. Com Port 3 is the 5600 modem built in.
11-04-2009 05:05 AM
Surprisingly, this is the ONLY thread on the entire Internet that talks about this issue. I spent hours last night figuring out how I could stick the 3G SIM card from my Singapore M1 broadband mobile USB dongle into my new X200 multi-touch tablet. No matter what I did, what software updates I installed, I was not able to turn on the darn green WAN LED light at the bottom of my screen. I was able to turn on/off the WAN via the Fn+F5 menu, but the LED light remained off. My Ericson WAN card is physically present and is available in the Device Manager. However, I tried it with 5 different SIM cards, but no matter what, the system complained that no SIM card was inserted.
I was also confused about the orientation of the SIM card into the slot. The ThinkVantage manual clear tells you to insert the card with the cut corner facing in (and the plated side is obviously facing down). However, looking at some photos online, people have it with the cut corner facing out. If I looked at my machine carefully, I can see a slight etching/engraving on the metal plate just in front of the SIM card slot that tells you that the cut corner should be facing out. After hours of trying both directions, I still wasn't able to make my X200 recognize any SIM card. I rebooted multiple times -- even unplugged the power, reomved the battery, and pressed/held the power button.
So I finally gave up and went to bed at 6am. By 9am, when I got into the office, guess what? As soon as my Win Vista Prof booted up, the light was on by itself! Not only was I able to connect to the M1 network via the Vodafone Mobile Connect software, but even Lenovo's much-hated Access Connections worked, too! No more annoying USB dongle! So letting your machine rest really does work.
11-06-2009 05:14 AM
I still have not gotten mine to work. When I originally installed the SIM card i put it in with the cut corner out. I have tried both directions since then. I have let my computer "rest" i have travelled with it. Still nothing. On the advice of Lenovo Technical Support, I took the keyboard and palm rest off and reseated the Ericsson Card. Still does not work. A Technician is to be here today with a new Ericsson Card and will replace the one in mine. We will see if that fixes it. I have not found anything about "bad" or "defective" Ericsson cards.
11-10-2009 11:12 AM
The Ericsson Broadband card did not fix the problem. Still unable to see or access it.
Yesterday, a new motherboard was installed and the problem is solved. I again can access the Ericsson Broadband Card. I have a "new" computer. New motherboard and new Ericsson Broadband Card.
01-11-2010 01:48 AM - edited 01-11-2010 01:51 AM