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Q: x1 Carbon 4th gen (20FB) intermittent keyboard iss...

We've purchased about dozen th gen x carbons machine type fb and nbsp have been having some intermittent keyboard issues with multiple laptops nbsp At least different units have had problems where the keyboard doesn't seem to work at all nbsp After power on nbsp we press F F or Enter to try and access different functions but they have no effect nbsp Once windows loads we still can't type anything nbsp nbsp The first time my tech ran into this he nbsp rebooted a few times and was still experiencing the same issue he nbsp set the laptop nbsp aside for me to look at nbsp When I turned it on they keyboard was functioning normally nbsp Later after loading our image on the computer he was preparing to deploy it to a user when the keyboard stopped working again nbsp I fired up a new laptop this morning fresh out of the box and had the same issue a non-functional keyboard nbsp In this case at least the touchpoint touchpad didn't work either nbsp I rebooted tried to get into UEFI config and after a couple of more reboots I tried pxe booting but nothing I pressed on the keyboard seemed to help nbsp I turned the laptop off and put a note on it that it had a bad keyboard iss... 4th intermittent Carbon x1 gen keyboard (20FB) but when my tech came in and turned it on a couple of hours later they keyboard is working fine nbsp nbsp I've got one in front of me right now that was working this morning but now the touchpad point aren't responding nbsp Keyboard is working though nbsp nbsp Lastly we issued one x1 Carbon 4th gen (20FB) intermittent keyboard iss... of this model to a user recently and she has intermittently had the keyboard stop responding while she's in the middle of working on a document nbsp After a few minutes it might start working again nbsp nbsp These issues may or may not be related to each other but it's very x1 Carbon 4th gen (20FB) intermittent keyboard iss... odd behavior and we haven't quite been able to pin down the cause nbsp Anyone else seen something of this sort nbsp Any suggestions

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A: x1 Carbon 4th gen (20FB) intermittent keyboard iss...

Hello all, We've got the same problem here with our x1 Carbon 4th gen (20FB). Lucky, we just purchased 2 but not 2 dozen. Both of them have the same problem which same as Swhitcher. We've called the Lenovo support hotline and ask for the onsite support. The on-site engineer replaced the mother board for us, but after 1 hour, problem occur again. We're going to deploy those computers to the end user very soon.So please, give us the solution as soon as you can, Lenovo!Many Thanks! Willi
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A:X1 Carbon 20FB Embedded LTE Compatibility

EM7455 is versatile enough and supports a lot of 4G/LTE including LTE-A and 3G bands worldwide. It does not support 2G (GPRS/EDGE) access technology.

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A:Frequent BSOD with 2016 X1 Carbon (20FB)

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Please advise!
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A:X1 Carbon Gen 3 Keyboard on X1 Carbon Gen 2

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A:Replacement keyboard for my X1 Carbon

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A:X1 Carbon Touch Backlit keyboard not working

Hi, architect7
Be sure to hold the Fn key while pressing the Spacebar to turn on the backlit keyboard. If you have already tried this to no avail, then I would recommend checking some BIOS settings. To enter BIOS, reboot the machine. When it is powering back up and you see the Lenovo splash screen, tap the Enter key repeatedly. A menu should appear. When it does, press F1 to enter BIOS. Once here, navigate to Config ? Keyboard/Mouse and check the settings of Fn and Ctrl Key swap and Fn Key Lock. For purposes of this test, make sure they are both set to Disabled. Once done, press F10 to save and exit. The machine should now boot normally. Log in to Windows and try to activate the backlight again and see if that works.
Best of luck,

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A:Carbon X1 Adaptive Keyboard Settings Always Pops U...

Hi Liveman,
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
I?m sorry to hear that you are facing the issue with Adaptive Keyboard on ThinkPad X1 carbon.
The Adaptive keyboard requires the Hotkey software AND the Lenovo Power Management driver to be installed in order for it to function properly.  Both can be downloaded from Lenovo's support site.
Please download Adaptive keyboard deployment guide for further assistance on setting up keyboard.
Adaptive Keyboard Deployment Guide
Below is the link to enter the downloads page and download latest application accordingly, please click on "Select Product" then in "QUICK PATH" enter the MTM no. select the exact model.
Hope this helps!
Best regards,

Hemanth Kumar

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Is your warranty still active?  This would be a good time to use it.
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A:intermittent keyboard

I was given this computer to have as a dedicated computer for CNC use. I found that when I am on some internet sights the keyboard works intermittently. For example if I try to type the word "Windows" it will type wnos and the backspace key will not always work. Other times all the keys work and depending on what site I am on the keys are goofy, it is working fine on this site.
This is a Toshiba M305D running Windows Vista. The keyboard and mouse drivers are up to date. I read that sometimes the mouse can cause this problem but I have a new mouse and I have tried 2 mice on this. Help!
Also, this is a very nice computer but has a ton of factory installed programs, since I am going to use this for CNC I want to remove a lot of programs, how do I know what to remove without compromising it's performance.
1. What is CNC?
2. I suspect the keyboard is on its way out.  You can get a replacement on ebay for about $20 and they are not hard to replace yourself. Plenty of youtube vids on how to do it.
3. A virus or trojan can make your key board do strange things but I am pretty sure it just needs replacement. 
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Sounds to me like you might have a loose keyboard port (hardware problem). Have you checked it?
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A:Intermittent keyboard non-functioning

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Do the USB receivers stick out far enough to get a good signal?

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A:Unique Intermittent Keyboard Problem

Open the Device Manager and scroll down to Keyboards .
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I was checking the support site for this model.  Can you check which BIOS version are you using.
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Just one question: is it possible that you are using touchpad while working with excel or other software?
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A:Win7 install on thinkpad x1 type 20fb & SM951aPCIe...

What gen is your x1 carbon? Is it 3rd gen? If so that model does not support NVMe ssd due to it has no NVMe technology only 4th and yoga model of x1 Carbon has got NVMe support.
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A:X1 Carbon Gen 4 SSD

Sorry, perhaps I can rephrase this a little clearer. Can I assume that all the thinkpad carbon gen 4s will support any NVMe M2 SSD that I buy?
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OK, more of the same with a few new twists. Since racing games are among my favorites Carbon will do.

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A:Upgrade SSD X1 Carbon Gen 4

Hi.  I found this post from a Chinese forum, author of which have a Samsung 950PRO 512GB NVMe successfully installed, on a 20FB shipped with 192GB SATA.
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Do a clean install of video card your drivers.
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A:X1 Carbon 512 GB SSD Encryption

I believe that drive in not self-encrypting/  Please note that the BIOS password is not what is used to encrypt self-encrypting.  Rather it is the ATA (hard disk) password.  In any case, if you set an ATA password, it is considered uncrackable.  If you have a self-encrypting drive and no ATA password, the drive can simply be moved to a different machine and read directly.
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My new laptop will randomly shut turn itself off.  It's happened twice this week and I've only had it a couple weeks.  Thoughts?

A:X1 Carbon keeps shutting down

Did you ever resolve this?  My X1 shuts goes to sleep after about 2 minutes and I have to log in to wake it up. It's an annoyance--if i stop to think about anything for more than 2 minutes I have to wake it up each time. About once a day it turns itself off entirely.  I know the settings are correct, and all drivers are current  This happens whether it is plugged in or not.
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A:windows7 carbon

Was that on the Welcome screen? Mine is Windows 7 Ultimatum. After I'd edited some images in the basebrd.dll file!
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A:X1 Carbon overheating

It sounds like you need either a new fan or the old one reseated with fresh thermal paste.  If it is under warranty, they should do it.
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My computer was doing some Windows updates yesterday. I thought the process was done, but now I'm thinking maybe I shut it down a little too soon. This morning when I tried to boot up the computer, I couldn't get past the start up screen with the Lenovo logo. Sometimes the screen just stays there, sometimes it moves on and the screen just goes blank. I can't make it past this screen. I've tried doing a hard reset. I poked around some of the settings in safe mode (which I can't always get to), but nothing seemed to work. Anyone have any ideas on recovering rather than having to wipe the whole computer and start over?

A:x1 Carbon won't start up

I got my ThinkPad X1 Carbon 4th gen directly from Lenovo two days ago. This morning it won't turn on let alone boot. Tried the reset several times. Tried the press power 10 times for 1 sec then 30 sec. Still won't turn on. I spent about two days getting everything set up. Appartently two days wasted. I am working with Lenovo on getting a new machine but this is pretty frustrating. I don't see a way to disconnect the battery whcih is part of the "press power 10 times for 1 sec then 30 sec" solution that I have seen on the web. I think Mark_Lenovo has posted on this (for perhaps older X1s) but I cannot see a way to contact him. I think this must be some sort of static issue. I really hope this is not a common X1 problem. I wonder if I should just get a refund and start with a different computer. I have a ThinkStation which works well which is why I went for a ThinkPad to replace my 2012 Macbook Pro Retina Display.