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mim1234
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x230 dead

My thinkpad x230 was working on battery yesterday and it turned off. Now, there is no sign of funcionality. No light is on. I plugged, unplogged nothing happens. Power button does not do any thing.

 

I searched online and I found that I can do the trick to remove statick charges by 10 times pushing power bottom and one more for 30 seconnds, but it did not work.

 

Unfortunately it is not under waranty. I appreciate your help. 

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Message 2 of 13

Re: x230 dead

Hi Mim1234,

 

Welcome to Lenovo Community!

 

I am sorry to hear that you are facing the issue with no power on your ThinkPad X230.

 

  • Remove the AC adapter, system battery and CMOS (coin) battery (under the palm rest) for about 30 seconds.
  • Reattach the CMOS battery, palm rest, AC adapter and system battery.
  • Power your ThinkPad system ON.
  • If it powers on successfully, then update the BIOS and Embedded Controller code.
  • If it did not power on successfully, then have the ThinkPad system board (planar) replaced.

Please let us know the findings after performing the above troubleshooting steps.

 

Hope to hear back soon!

 

Best regards

Hemanth Kumar.B



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mim1234
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Re: x230 dead

Thanks for your reply.

I did steps that you mentioned above, but unfortunately it did not solve problem for me and still laptop is not working. I can not believe that this laptop is only one year old and I have to change the motherboard.  My laptop was working and the battery finished and then it is not working anymore. I can not belive! I will not recommend anyone to buy lenovo anymore. It is just waste of money. 

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Re: x230 dead

Hi Mim1234,

 

Thank you for the reply!

 

We understand what you are going through and we are really sorry for the situation, however I suggest you to visit our authorized service center to get it checked on the issue.

 

Please click here to visit the Lenovo support link and select your region to get the contact number of nearby service center.

 

Hope this helps!

 

Best regards,

Hemanth Kumar



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Re: x230 dead

mim1234,

did you press and hold the power button during 20...30 seconds w/o AC adapter and battery attached? Perhaps, hemanth_lenovo forgot to mention about that.

Do any indicators, around the power button including, flash shortly, or do you heard the sound from HDD or CPU cooler when you power on the laptop?



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mim1234
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Message 6 of 13

Re: x230 dead

x220forMe,

 

Yes I press power bottom for more than 30 seconds.

I do not see any sign of life in laptop, not a sound nor a light. Do you think I can upgrade warranty for one year and then send it to repair the laptop?

 

thanks

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Re: x230 dead

Dooes the laptop behaviour identically (I mean short flashes, sounds) with AC adapter only, as well with battery only, with both power sources?

I can't comment or explain the scenario you've requested, sorry.
But it seems it might be more expensive then systemboard replacement laptop needs.



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mim1234
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Message 8 of 13

Re: x230 dead

Yes, no matter i connect it or not to the power sourcre, to AC or battery, I do not see any sign of life. Bu first I have to knwo problem is motherboard. I think a mother board is near 200 isn't it?

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Re: x230 dead

It depends of the CPU type and other options, the seller, the source (service company or on line store) and luck.
The price might be a bit less then $200 to 500...600...etc.



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ThinkPad 25 Special Anniversary Edition. #retro. Signed by D.Hill
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Message 10 of 13

Re: x230 dead

Did you ever figure out the problem on this? Having what appears to be the same issue with my X230, out of the blue!

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