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strikegx1
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Lenovo x220 won't turn on

Hello, i acquired recently a x220. The thing is, it will only turn on if you remove the battery and the CMOS battery, and, after plugging the AC adapter it will turn on automatically. Other thing is, after you turn on, you can plug the battery back and remove the AC adapter, it will use the battery normally. Someone had this issue? i need some advices.

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Re: Lenovo x220 won't turn on

I don't know, but how fresh is the CMOS battery? If unsure I think I'd try replacing it with a new one first.

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strikegx1
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Re: Lenovo x220 won't turn on

forgot to mention, it was a new CMOS battery.

strikegx1
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Re: Lenovo x220 won't turn on

after testing, i discovered too that the power button is not working, maybe it is the main cause but, in the bios, i actvated the option "turn on when AC is inserted" and it will not turn on. How can i fix the button without buying a new keyboard?

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Re: Lenovo x220 won't turn on

The bezel strip around the power button does come off, but my experience has been that this sort of repair is unlikely



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strikegx1
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Re: Lenovo x220 won't turn on

i am afraid to buy a new keyboard (which is expensive in my country) and the problem of "not turning on" remains. Also, i was think if is there a way to jump start using another button, or like adapt a new button. Was thinking in turning the notebook to a desktop

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Re: Lenovo x220 won't turn on

Some of USB keyboards have the button for powering the computer on. Have you tried such a keyboard?

I faced the similar problem and didn't realize that the problem was with the power button until found your post. I had the malfuctioning keyboard from X201i (but with working power button), so I connected it to my X220 (these keyboards have the same socket) and had assured that it would help. So I bought the keyboard replacement, installed it by myself and had my X220 working again.
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GomJabbar
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Re: Lenovo x220 won't turn on

A couple of months ago (in May) I bought a used genuine Lenovo keyboard FRU #45N2211 for my X220 on ebay for under $20 US. Perhaps you can find a similar deal.

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Lenovo-ThinkPad-Keyboard-45N2141-45N2211-45N2036-45N2176-45N2106-C9-USE-45N...

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