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invalid machine type

2016-06-19, 14:49 PM

hi,

i am thinking about buying a 3rd gen x1 carbon from a dealer on ebay. they give the machine as 20BTS03Y06.The image of the bios screen shows this but clearly there is no such model. They are selling it without the ssd or O/S which i thought was no problem just put in an ssd load a O/S and that's it, but is it more complicated or is there potentially something else wrong. thanks for any help given.

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Re: invalid machine type

2016-06-19, 15:04 PM

Hello and welcome,

 

FWIW, SUPPORT (above) enter that MT-M:

 

http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/Laptops-and-netbooks/ThinkPad-X-Series-laptops/ThinkPad-X1-Carbon-20BS-20BT/20BT/S03Y06?linkTrack=Homepage%253ABody_Search%2BProducts&beta=false

 

Machine type model
20BTS03Y06
Machine info
Intel Core i7-5600U Processor (2.60GHz), 8.0GB RAM, 1x240GB SATA III, Windows 8.1 Pro 64, 14.0in 2560x1440, Intel HD Graphics, 720p HD Camera, TrackPoint with TouchPad, Ethernet, Intel Wireless 7265AC(2x2)+BT4.0 M.2 Combo, Sierra EM7345(LTE/HSPA+), Bluetooth 4.0, 6 Cell Li-Polymer
Operating System
Windows 7 (64-bit)
 
It seems to be a legit MT-M.  It shows both Win 8.1 and 7 so it may have shipped with 7 via downgrade rights.
 
Should be as simple as installing an SSD and the OS.  For reference, here are the base spec and HMM:
 
 
 
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2016-06-19, 17:51 PM

hi Z,

thank you very much for your quick response and advice.just hope for a good price now!

tim

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2016-06-20, 18:39 PM

just so you know this laptop requires a m.2 format ssd so make sure you arent buying a 2.5 inch ssd since those will not fit at all.

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2016-06-21, 12:18 PM

hi Jake,

i was just looking at compatible ssd's. i realised that it used an m.2 type but it appears that it will only work with certain m.2's. they have to be AHCI and not NVMe. i am trying to find an ssd compatability list. any suggestion of a upper middle class ssd would be appreciated.

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2016-06-21, 13:33 PM

your laptop should work with any m.2 SATA ssd if it has PCIe support then it will also work with any M.2 PCIe ssd as well.

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2016-06-21, 14:06 PM

thanks for that info. Jake

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