Thinkpad X301 - hardware problems ???
Posted on 2010-08-29
I have a Thinkpad x301 running Windows XP. I bought it 2-3 years ago and am now beginning to experience a variety of problems. I have repeatedly scanned the hard drive with various virus scanners and they have not found any virus issues. Below are the problems I've encountered:
1. Built in mic stopped working. The plug-in mic works fine, but I can't get the built-in mic to work (it used to work).
2. Fingerprint software doesn't work (it used to work). My previously stored fingerprints are no longer recognized. When I try to re-scan the my fingerprints I get a message: "Cannot communicate with sensor. Please confirm the sensor is ready."
3. Pressing Fn+F5 used to bring up the Lenovo Wireless access menu. This has stopped working. I can still bring up the menu by opening up the ThinkVantage Productivity Center (thought the icon), but the blue ThinkVantage button no longer works either.
Any help will be appreciated.