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rmarinheira
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ThinkPad X280: smart card reader and connecting cable

Hi all!

My X280 doesn't have the smart card reader, so I decided to buy it and install it myself (it is a pretty straightforward task).

Issue is that I found the part number for the smartcard, but no one can tell me the part number for the connecting cable.

Can anyone help me with this?

Thanks in advance.


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Re: ThinkPad X280: smart card reader and connecting cable

Hi rmarinheira,

 

Check out page #51 of the X280 Hardware Maintenance Manual. It shows that Smart Card Reader defined as a no-no component on CRU (Customer Replaceable Unit) table. That means you cannot add or replace it on customer's level, and thus hard to obtain FRU number for needed parts. You may have to contact Lenovo directly.

 

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Re: ThinkPad X280: smart card reader and connecting cable

Hi,

 

I answered your question 2 weeks ago on your other post on where to find part numbers.  Did that not help where I said click "cables internal"?  Sorry if im misunderstanding.  The link has pictures of the cable when you drill down to the parts.  

 

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/ThinkPad-X280-Smartcard-reader-part-nr/m-p/43...

 

 

 


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Re: ThinkPad X280: smart card reader and connecting cable

The smartcard reader part helped, but the cable does not showo up...
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Re: ThinkPad X280: smart card reader and connecting cable

I am still confused page 58 of the HMM shows the below as the cable.  Below that is the picture from parts lookup?  Is that not the part you are looking for?  Is there another cable I'm missing?

 

smart 2.PNGsmart.jpg

 


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Re: ThinkPad X280: smart card reader and connecting cable

It seems to be it!

But in fact there are 2 cables, one with a derivation for the smart card connector, and another one with just the connectoro for the fingerprint reader.

Does that mean the X280 with no smart card reader will have the cable with just the connection for the fingerprint reader?

 

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Re: ThinkPad X280: smart card reader and connecting cable

Yes.  Thats why i thought your orignal post from 2 weeks ago was answered.  When you didnt mark it "solved" on the other  post I was confused because i gave you the information needed to get part numbers.

 

If this answer your original question please mark "solved" so it may help others.  Same with the other post.

 


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