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 Post subject: X200 Thinklight Broken
PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2010 12:23 pm 
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My X200's thinklight does not work unless I apply a pinching pressure directly below it on the lid, I would really like to fix this (you don't miss it till its gone), but do not want to mess anything up in the process. Should I look into warranty service for this? still 150 days left in warranty... Any suggestions on how to easily fix this myself, I am also worried that my laptop will disappear or come back in worse shape then it is now. Just put in a new Intel x25-m and the machine as a whole is running amazing, and if its a risky proposal for service I might just deal with it. Thanks for taking the time to read my post.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2010 12:44 pm 
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Seeing that you still have a significant amount of warranty time left on the system, my preference (were I in your place) would be to send it in for servicing if it really bothers you that much. As far as any potential loss/damage that might occur during shipping, I would take detailed pictures of the ENTIRE system prior to being packed up and include them with the system (of course keep a copy too!). Do NOT ship anything that is not part of the problem; i.e, remove your SSD, battery, memory, etc. and itemize what you are sending in. Provide a concise cover letter explaining the problem so that the techs know exactly what needs to be addressed. Follow all of the other recommendations provided by Lenovo or the repair center. Insure the shipment.

As far as you doing the repair yourself, the problem is probably with the LCD ribbon cable. I don't have an X200 but traditionally the ThinkLight is mounted at the end of the cable. You would have to remove the LCD bezel and pull the panel out to get at that end. You would also need to remove the keyboard and possibly the keyboard bezel to get at the end which is plugged into the motherboard. The full details can be found in the Hardware Maintenance Manual here:

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site. ... MIGR-70149

Replacement LCD ribbon cable could probably be sourced from eBay. Don't know if Lenovo would sell that part by itself. Good luck!

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2010 12:07 pm 
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Take it to service, the LCD ribbon cable needs replacing.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 9:26 am 
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My X200 started experiencing the same problem after it fell from sofa on a carpet. This was about two weeks ago. To avoid the hassle of sending it in I decided to repair it myself. A replacement LCD ribbon cable arrived today and my ThinkLight is working again.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:38 am 
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How much was the cable and who did you order it from???

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 5:20 pm 
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mulambo187 wrote:
How much was the cable and who did you order it from???

Ebay seller "nbibm" from HK. 28 USD incl. shipping.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 4:42 pm 
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AHHHHHUGH 30 bucks kills it. lol thanks though, I will keep a look out for this part, maybe one day in the future it will be really cheap. or i can get a deal on an as is x200 or something. 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 3:18 pm 
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mulambo187 wrote:
My X200's thinklight does not work unless I apply a pinching pressure directly below it on the lid

Thanks for the hint! It's working again!


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