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Some models have the camera, some don't. Camera kits are available on-line for the X200 Tablet for around US$15 or so.
As far as I know, any 2.5" SATA laptop-sized drive will work.
To replace the drive, locate the drive cover between the stylus holder and RJ-11 modem port on the right side of the laptop. Unscrew the screw holding in the cover, to which the hard drive icon on the bottom of the laptop under the stylus holder is pointing. Lift out the cover and there the drive will be exposed.
Most of the eBay listings for X200 Tablets don't have hard drive covers or caddies. You will want a caddy because it makes it much easier to get a drive out, and because it spaces out the drive in the space provided and provides some (minimal) amount of shock protection. This is especially good for hard disks as you don't want those moving around in your laptop chassis, even if there's no risk of them being disconnected.
In a pinch you can use cardboard to space out a drive. I made out okay using folded cardstock given that my X200 Tablet was going nowhere except my desk. You should not do this for long periods, not really because there's some risk that increases as time wears on but just because in general it's stupid.
The same rubber rails that go around the hard drive, and the same metal thing that you screw onto the drive that has the black ribbon attached used to pull the drive out, are used for the X200, X200S, X200 Tablet, X201, X201S, X201 Tablet, T420, T420S, T430, and T430S, as far as I know. Rubber rails for the X220 Tablet did not work, nor did the bay cover for the X220 Tablet work for the X200 Tablet.
the X200 Tablet is compatible with
DDR3-1066 (PC3-8500) and
My ThinkPad X200 Tablet (type 7449-43U) came with 2x2GB
DDR3-1066 SO-DIMM (PC3-8500) from Elpida as the OEM provided.
It's a Core2 Duo SL9600 model and Intel's datasheet doesn't show any maximum memory for the processor.
My Thinkpad X200 Tablet (type 7450-EYU) came with the same type of memory, from Samsung.
I haven't checked what processor it has.
Rumor is the X200 Tablet can take 2x4GB
DDR3-1066 (PC3-8500) or possibly
I ordered a Corsair 2x4GB
DDR3-1066 (PC3-8500) set.
I probably got bad modules as they're a bit finnicky, but I've managed to get 6GB reported in the BIOS so far by mixing them with OEM memory.
Apparently for technical reasons the X200 Tablet must take 2Rx8 memory; two ranks of eight chips, and for 8GB memory, 256MB per chip (divide 8192MB by 2 modules * 2 ranks * 8 chips).
I got in touch with eBay seller woosterpsu who was auctioning off an X200 Tablet to benefit the Electronic Frontier Foundation with 8GB RAM installed and reported in the BIOS. The seller sent me an image of the installed memory: a Hynix 4GB 2Rx8 PC3-10600S and a Dell P/N SNPX830DC/4G, both scavenged from other laptops. These are confirmed working in a Core2 Duo L9400 X200T.
The following operating systems were available pre-installed by the OEM, depending on the variant:
9front system usage is described in the 9front FQA, section 126.96.36.199.1.
Linux system usage is described in detail on the Arch GNU+Linux wiki - any Linux or UNIX specific knowledge I have I add to the Arch wiki rather than putting on this page.
Per the hardware maintenance manual (page 225), the following screws are necessary for full assembly of the X200 Tablet:
|1||M3||3mm||Wafer head (HDD screw)||Black|
Additionally listed are 9 circular screw caps and 6 square screw caps.
Two screw kits are listed with part numbers
The difference is that
45N3139 has one more M2x3.5mm silver wafer head screw listed (18 versus 17).
45N3139's contents in particular are reflected in the table above.
On page 79 of the hardware maintenance manual some very rarely-noted screw notices are listed that are worth repeating, though it's up to the maintainer to follow the practices they so choose:
For some procedures in the hardware maintenance manual a ThinkPad Hardware Maintenance Diskette is needed. This was available only to licensed dealers.
Here's a chart of executable names relevant to the X200 Tablet as provided from Lenovo and their product names.
A lot of this is sourced from hearsay and olden lore so it may not be fully accurate, and definitely isn't complete.
Also, I trimmed down redundant sections of product names - for example,
7wuj45uc.iso is actually BIOS Update Bootable CD for Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit), Vista (32-bit, 64-bit), XP - ThinkPad but if it's bootable itself operating system compatibility likely doesn't matter.
|6itr02ww.zip||BIOS Settings Capture/Playback Utility||4.01|
|7wuj45uc.iso||BIOS Update Bootable CD||3.21|
|7wuj45u6.exe||BIOS Update Utility for Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit), Vista (32-bit, 64-bit), XP||3.21|
|6ea118ww.exe||Conexant Audio Driver for Windows Vista (32-bit, 64-bit), XP||188.8.131.52 / 184.108.40.206|
|6ea160ww.exe||Conexant Audio Software for Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit)||220.127.116.11|
|maint150.exe||IBM Thinkpad Hardware Maintenance Diskette (HMD)||1.50|
|maint160.exe||IBM Thinkpad Hardware Maintenance Diskette (HMD)||1.60|
|maint169.exe||IBM Thinkpad Hardware Maintenance Diskette (HMD)||1.69|
|i7tm23us.exe||IBM Thinkpad Hardware Maintenance Diskette (HMD)||1.75|
|i7tm25us.exe||IBM Thinkpad Hardware Maintenance Diskette (HMD)||1.77|
|i7tm38us.exe||IBM Thinkpad Hardware Maintenance Diskette (HMD)||1.89|
|83ts04ww.exe||ThinkPad BIOS Settings for Windows 7 (32-bit), Vista (32-bit), XP, 2000||3.03|
The X200 Tablet originally came with a single-button stylus with a gray "eraser".
I found some single-button stylus from eBay, with a red "eraser", and that worked too.
I have a two-button stylus that came with another X200 Tablet but it's as of yet untested.
The Fujitsu T-5000 digitizer pen does work, identically according to
Do not try to insert two-button Thinkpad styluses into the stylus holder of the X200 Tablet as they'll become stuck in there because of how the buttons are shaped.
To remove a stuck stylus the digitizer pen case (part number
45N3146) must be unscrewed and removed from the chassis.
Following the hardware maintenance manual, remove FRUs "1020 Battery pack" and "1060 Keyboard" and follow steps 6 and 7 of the removal process of FRU "1180 DC-in connector, fan, digitizer pen case, and pen switch assembly".
No other FRUs need to be removed, nor do any other steps of the removal process of FRU 1180 need to be followed.