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Paper Tape
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎09-08-2017
Location: US
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X280 not recognizing LTE module

Hi everyone,

Recently I purchased x280 and also the lte module (FIBOCOM GL-850). 

The motherboard, however, does not recognize the module at all, even after a clean format of the windows 10. 

Before I request changing the motherboard, my question is: Does some x280 models come with a motherboard that does not recognize LTE module? Other words, is this normal? I only ask because of the fact that my motherboard does not recognize the module at all rather than showing bluescreen or other types of errors and also read from somewhere that unless purchasers ordered lte module through CTO, lte module cannot be installed aftermath. 


Look forward to your help. 


Below is my model number:



Thank You

Lenovo Employee Rydeen
Lenovo Employee
Posts: 358
Registered: ‎03-03-2017
Location: JP
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Re: X280 not recognizing LTE module

Dear customer,


ThinkPad X280 started to support "Fibocom L850-GL WWAN device" from BIOS v1.14.

In case the system with BIOS v1.13 or older version, I recommend to update the BIOS to the latest version.

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