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YehudaV
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Thinkpad X280 - nano-SIM card

I have the new ThinkPad x280. I need to be able to connect using a SIM card. My model is 20KF 001LV.  I am trying to figure out if my laptop model supports the SIM option, if it has a nano-SIM card slot or not. There is no indication or way to see in the settings.

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Re: Thinkpad X280 - nano-SIM card

X280 have a dual nanoSIM and microSD card tray located at the back of the case (check HMM on page 82 for more information). In order to use WWAN Internet connection, you also need a proper WWAN modem installed on the motherboard. Check if Fibocom L830-EB or Fibocom L850-GL is listed in Device Manager.

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YehudaV
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Re: Thinkpad X280 - nano-SIM card

Hi
Fibocom L830-EB or Fibocom L850-GL are not listed in Device Manager.
If the dual nanoSIM and microSD card tray does not have a slot for a nano SIM and theWWAN modem is not installed on the motherboard , is it possible to install it after the fact? If so, what is the name of the component and how do we order it? 

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Re: Thinkpad X280 - nano-SIM card

If we assume, that antennas were installed and you have a nanoSIM/microSD tray, then you need to buy one of these two modmem. Below you'll find FRU's of these modules:

- FRU: 01AX761, Wireless,WAN,Fibocom L830-EB LTE CAT6 WWAN Module.
- FRU: 01AX786, Wireless,CMB,FRU Fibocom L850-GL LTE CAT9 WAN Module.

 

Be aware, that Lenovo also uses a second label (PN) for modules available to buy on the market. I have found, that Fibocom L830-EB have PN: 4XC0Q92823. Unfortunatelly, I wasn't able to find about Fibocom L850-GL's PN.

 

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YehudaV
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Re: Thinkpad X280 - nano-SIM card

How can I check that  antennas were installed ?

How can I know for certain that the particular model I have includes antennas and that I can buy a modmem for them?

Are you part of the Lenovo support team? If not, who can I turn to?

 

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Re: Thinkpad X280 - nano-SIM card

Provide, please, the laptop MTM code to specify the antennas presence.



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Re: Thinkpad X280 - nano-SIM card

No, I'm not a Lenovo's employee. You can check which parts were used to built laptop on this page. You need to provide either MTM or Serial Number.

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YehudaV
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Re: Thinkpad X280 - nano-SIM card

Device Make: Thinkpad X280
Serial Number: PF*****

Product Number: 20KF001LIV

BIOS: 20ET27W1.12

Do you need any additional information?

 

 

Moderator's note: the laptop's s/n has been removed to protect against the "grabbers"

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Re: Thinkpad X280 - nano-SIM card

Unfortunately, your laptop is equipped by WLAN antennas only.



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Re: Thinkpad X280 - nano-SIM card

thankes

is there any option  to add an internal antenna and sim inside or only an external simstick that will use on of the usb ports?

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