04-18-2017 11:49 AM
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.
04-18-2017 11:52 AM
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.
04-19-2017 01:36 PM
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?
04-19-2017 08:54 PM
The bezel strip around the power button does come off, but my experience has been that this sort of repair is unlikely
04-20-2017 10:02 AM - edited 04-20-2017 01:49 PM
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
07-19-2018 01:02 PM
07-19-2018 08:05 PM
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.