Second-hand thinkpad x301 owner's thread.

Discussion in 'Lenovo' started by Bronsky, Aug 7, 2012.

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  1. lordnikon

    lordnikon Notebook Evangelist

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    Did you just order it from Lenovo? That sounds great!
     
  2. mhanch

    mhanch Newbie

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    I've seen these on ebay. (I just recently picked up a x301 and this thread has been invaluable.) this keyboard may be my next purchase.
     
  3. JaneL

    JaneL Super Moderator

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    I got mine from IBM parts because I needed it quickly, but there are less expensive ones on eBay.

    Btw, you probably want to grab all the drivers and docs now and put them somewhere safe.
     
  4. 600X

    600X Endless bus ride

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    I have all the drivers for a Win 7 and Win 8 installation on a external HDD. I will upload it to my cloud if it ever becomes necessary. I'll also grab the HMM while I still can.
     
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    Stephan_Bieker Newbie

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    You guys are insane. After buying a t420 for my girlfriend i was reading a lot about thinkpads and came to read this thread. Very soon i became convinced that i need a X301 to suite my needs and now i bought one. Its a 1.4GHz Model with the 128gb SSD and 4gb ram for a price about 220euros in good overall condition. Happy about this roadwarrior machine.
    Im not sure about installing win7 or 8.1. If a wimboot Installation is possible, i would give 8.1 a try. Does someone know, if its possible to wimboot a X301?

    Gruss
    Stephan
     
  6. mhanch

    mhanch Newbie

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    I am not sure about winboot, but I use 8.1 Update 1 on my x301 as the main system and it runs great. I reinstalled drivers from the Lenovo site and so far it all works except the fingerprint reader. (not a big deal for me)


     
  7. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope.

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    I know some of you were looking for 3 cell bay batteries. I ran across this one for $28. 3 Cell Laptop Battery for IBM ThinkPad X300 X301 | eBay Also saw an X301 1.6 ghz on ebay for an opening bid of $99. No OS nor Drive. I was thinking that the SU9600 motherboard might be worth the price
     
  8. mhanch

    mhanch Newbie

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    I purchased that battery, and had to mail it back. I hit the problem where the system doesn't recognize the main battery, and shuts down when the bay battery runs out of juice. They were very good about the return so far.
     
  9. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope.

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    Thanks. What happens if you yank out the bay battery when it is getting low?
     
  10. Stephan_Bieker

    Stephan_Bieker Newbie

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    Windows upgrade Assistant says "no secure Boot"so there will be no wimboot.

    Gruss
    Stephan
     
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