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Thinkpad 770 display gone kaput!

Q: Thinkpad 770 display gone kaput!

After a couple months of flawless use, I'm having trouble with my display on this old model.

For a day or so, the display would go dark at random times, requiring a restart, after which it was fine for awhile.

Now it has gone out completely.

The funny thing is is that it's not "completely" out. I can still make out, but just barely, the display. It's too dark to read or navigate, but I can tell the desktop is there somewhere.

I've plugged an external monitor into it and it has worked fine.

I'm hoping it's a simple fix. The battery is very old and won't charge over 15%, and if that is the problem I'll be glad, but this is with it plugged into the ac adapter.

Any thoughts?

Thanks!

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Hi, Glad to hear you are happy!
I have a question I hope that you will be able to answer it.
 
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Thanking you
Twiljan
 
Moderator note: off-topic post moved to its own thread.  Subject edited to match content.  Was: Re: Community Shout-Out: EricX
 
OP: if your laptop isn't a T-series, let us know and we'll move this again.
 

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A:Thinkpad Yoga 460 no display

You might try the following. Disconnect AC powerDisconnect main batteryDisconnect Coin Cell battery (see page 78 of the Hardware Maintenance Manual)Press and Hold the power button for 5-10 secondsLet the laptop sit for a 5-10 minutes or so to ensure that the CMOS clears.Reconnect everything and try booting up.Did you recently do a BIOS update? Best of Luck,  

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A:No display on ThinkPad T500

Welcome to the forum!
 
@sheapuppy wrote:
Is the video card bad or is it just the actual display?

It could be both, difficult to say without having the actual ThinkPad at hand.
 
I don't remember by heart the BIOS settings in the T500, but please try going to the BIOS (press F1 right after turning on the laptop) and go to "Config" and "Display", select only the integrated graph, save and reboot.  Keep us posted how it goes...
 
Hopefully that would fix the screen problems...
 
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Hi Emlio1952,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community! And happy to have you here.
 
As I understand that you are facing issue black screen issue in your ThinkPad X1 Yoga.
In response to customer reports this issue Lenovo released an update. Kindly check this thread 
 
Do let us know how it goes.
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The intel driver sees 2 monitors. The windows utilty seems to just see one shows 1|2 on the external when i identify. The Lenovo screen says 11/17/2015 for driver date v. 6.2.0.0 -  Checking for drivers windows upgraded to 6.4.0.0 dated 3/16/17, but no change. 





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A:Thinkpad W530 - Fn keys and "On Screen Display"

Does the below apply to you?  Did you upgrade power management driver recently?
 
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Hello, I have thinkpad W541 that has a nvidia quadro K2100M. I've had the laptop for a while but I've never used anything graphically demanding on it until recently, but since I have, I've realized its only ever using the intel HD graphics 4600 and not the K2100M. I've tried to go into the nvidia control panel to see if I could tell it to use the K2100M like I have seen suggested in some other posts but whenever I click on nvidia control panel I get an error message that reads "NVIDIA Display settings are not available.You are not currently using a display attached to an NVIDIA GPU." I've tried updating both drivers but that didn't fix the issue. Any suggestions? Thanks.

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