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Lenovo Thinkpad E531 screen problem

Q: Lenovo Thinkpad E531 screen problem

hi: i have a lenovo E531, is a core i3 with integrated GPU HD4000. the problem is that some days ago the screen started showing artifacts and now iīm unable to do anything with it. As workaround, i manage to use a external monitor using projection function under HDMI, but i can only use it after windows loads, so i canīt see bios and other stuff. here is a capture of the actual problem: screen capture E531?the screen is not fisically broken, all i know is that for one day to other this happened, laptop hasnīt been droped or similar, it have been used with care for normal use. as actually this notebook is not under warranty, any one could help me with the part i need to fix or remplace? perhaps this could be caused by a faulty connector or i need to remplace screen mainboard... i donīt know. thanks for helping !!

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hi: i have a lenovo E531, is a core i3 with integrated GPU HD4000. the problem is that some days ago the screen started showing artifacts and now iīm unable to do anything with it. As workaround, i manage to use a external monitor using projection function under HDMI, but i can only use it after windows loads, so i canīt see bios and other stuff. here is a capture of the actual problem: screen capture E531?the screen is not fisically broken, all i know is that for one day to other this happened, laptop hasnīt been droped or similar, it have been used with care for normal use. as actually this notebook is not under warranty, any one could help me with the part i need to fix or remplace? perhaps this could be caused by a faulty connector or i need to remplace screen mainboard... i donīt know. thanks for helping !! 

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Hello i have problem entering bios on my e531. Computer boots into windows and works just fine. But when i try to enter bios, by pressing F1 at boot I can hear 1 beep(as normal lenovo laptops) and then nothing, just black screen.Even if i try f12 the same problem. It seems to that computer enters bios(if i press f10 to save and then enter computer reboots), but i can see only black screen. tried complete shutdown (**bleep**+power off)->same thingtried with external display->same thingtried with bios reset by removing cmos battery->same thing I have windows 10 installed;tried with advanced boot menu, but it has missing boot to uefi option. Bios version is the lastest

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I have Lenovo ThinkPad E531 and this 4gb ram module inside: M471B5173QH0-YK0.I want to add 4gb more to have 8gb. What ram can I buy for my laptop? Thaks))

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Lenovo Support Team! It's  almost a week now since this problem has started and I would like to know what the source of this problem is. Troubleshootin I have done so far as the problem still continues;1. I tried to change the os but the problem went on2. Some technicians told me that there was a problem on the VGA chip on the motherboard but it seemed that there was no problem in the chip after the test.3. Then felt the problem was HDD; I change HDD and PC returned to its normal condition but three days later the problem repeatedlyAnyone who has any idea about this problem would ask for help Thanks.

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I was cleaning my keyboard keys the other day and somehow managed to lock it the keyboard completely.  None of the keys respond.  Does anybody know of a sequence of keys which I may have pressed inadvertantly to lock it and, if so, how can I unlock it again?  Have been using an external keyboard, but it is not ideal of course.

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I have lenovo thinkpad L412... when I start this morning my laptop its showing 2 msges 1 is Windows repair and another one is Windows start normally.. I clicked both option it's directly going to A big blue screen error message... I tried everything safer mode, debugging mode, last best configuration, bios, system repair everything, but still problem is unsolved ... please help me... my all data is there in that HDD... please help me

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Hi there I didn't used to have any issues with my home wifi till recently I would be able to connect at 300Mbps but now it will only work at 54Mbps. I have tried a few router settings to figure out the issue and the only way I can get it to connect at the higher speed is to enable under QOS Enable WMM (Wi-Fi multimedia) settings then only will it connect at the higher speed. Anyone have any ideas why? this is really frustrating me as I didn't used to have this enabled to connect at a higher speed. Thanks

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hi,Edge E531 i3does any one knows if I can upgrade my CPU from i3 to i7 exactly like I did on my Edge E520.thank s.

A:Thinkpad Edge E531 i3 - CPU Upgrade Question

I would like to ugrade from i5 to i7, is there any related information? Thanks

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Hello there!I've been having some issues with my screen on 2 gen X1 Carbon - it freezes and sometimes it starts to flash at the edges after I close my notebook and open it again, so I have to try to move it into the right position so it can unfreeze. Sometimes pressing on the certain places helps, at the bottom of the display near these dark lines. First I thought that the problem is in the display cable, so I installed a new one, but it didn't help. I noticed that touchscreen works fine even when display is blacked out. What should I do, maybe someone had some simular issues? Sorry for pics quality, I can attach better ones if needed. Thanks for any help!

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Hello everyone, I had an issue with my Thinkpad Edge Lenovo laptop about a month ago, as it couldn't turn on successfully (was showing a black screen only when the power button was pressed). As a result, due to the fact that my laptop was under warranty, I sent it to the Lenovo repair centre, where they replaced the motherboard and keyboard (this was shown on the repair sheet that was received along with the laptop).When I received my laptop, I realized that it was freezing every 1 second, which was very frustrating as I couldn't even move the mouse to where I wanted, and generally I wasn't able to perform any tasks at my laptop at all!As a result, I decided to replace my hard drive as I thought that maybe this was the problem. I bought an SSD hard drive, installed windows 10 on it and again the same problem exists!The laptop freezes intermittently every 1 second and I cannot actually do anything on it! My warranty expires in 5 days and I am really worried. Is there anything I can try to do on my laptop to fix this issue?Or shall I try ringing Lenovo again? Thanks a lot

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Hi, I'm about to buy a new wireless card for my Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E531. The card I am going to buy is Intel Wireless-AC 7260 + Bluetooth, PCIe Mini Card (7260.HMWWB).Is it compatible (regarding Hardware and BIOS Whitelists)? Thanks,a customer

A:Thinkpad Edge E531 Wireless Card Compability

I would love to have an answer to this as well!(Since I also have been thinking of this lately)I'm using win10 and have the newest BIOS if that's a question

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Hi all, I've read a couple of postings but have not found a solution for my problem regarding an upgraded backlit keyboard for my E531 which shows no backlight. I installed the keyboard an connected the two flat cables to the mainboard. Other notebook seems to use additional cables for backlighting, but this one seems not to. Unfortunately there is no backlight turning on. When I press Fn + Space instead a space character is typed. There is a lighting key marked on the left side of the space bar model type is KM BL-106D0, FRU is 04Y2399. Any ideas? DoI need to make some settings or adjustments? I bought the keyboard on Ebay, it was marked as compatible with my E531.  Kind regardsKlaus

A:Backlit keyboard upgrade for Thinkpad Edge E531

I am also having this problem, did you get an answer?I upgraded my non-backlit keyboard to the backlit style, and it is working perfectly except for the back light. Is this keyboard part number incompatible with this motherboard?

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I posted a similar question earlier and people referred me to the Yoga (much appreciated).  However, I was interested in the 2.6 lb carbon version with touch screen capabilities.  Asus has a Spin 7 model that is very good at 2.65lb, but I miss the red mouse toggle in the middle of the keyboard and Asus's track pad was designed too large....causing unintended tapping.  The Yoga, while nice, is heavier than I was looking for.  The 14 inch screen is about 3.3lb? the 12 inch at 3? I thought that some of the earlier Thinkpad Carbons had touch screen and was hoping they would make a return soon.  Thanks,

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Hello, I just wondering if or how i can upgrade bios on my Lenovo e531 when i have windows 10 installed on it, because i only foundet bios upgrade which supports windows 8. 

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 Hi everybody. Got a question with my e531. I have one, that originally was with pentium 2030, 4 gb ram and nvidia gt 740m. Now I've added 4 more ram and thinking of installing i5-3230M. The question is - does my chipset support all functions of i5-3230M including hyper-threading? It seems that it should, as lenovo support shows by serial number, that I've got HM77 N14P-GV2 motherboard that meens it is based on HM77 chipset. But I'm still not sure, if there's no any functions blocked that my pentium does not have. And another question - is it possible to install an SSD in addition to my hard drive, not instead of it, to install a windows on it? Probably instead of my dvd-drive as i don't use it at all. Thanks

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Hello.. After using pc for some time after boot, when im playing music or watching videos, there's a weird cracking sound every couple of seconds, like the pc can't keep up or something.
I tried using older and newer bios but nothing changed. I pulled this log of LatencyMon. Can you please take a look at it?
(the cracking repeats more often when pc is turned on for longer time, or when i play games etc..)

Thank you very much for your help.

Code:

CONCLUSION
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Your system appears to be having trouble handling real-time audio and other tasks. You are likely to experience buffer underruns appearing as drop outs, clicks or pops. One or more DPC routines that belong to a driver running in your system appear to be executing for too long. At least one detected problem appears to be network related. In case you are using a WLAN adapter, try disabling it to get better results. One problem may be related to power management, disable CPU throttling settings in Control Panel and BIOS setup. Check for BIOS updates.
LatencyMon has been analyzing your system for 0:03:16 (h:mm:ss) on all processors.


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SYSTEM INFORMATION
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Hi,i have Lenovo ThinkPad T470 (LENOVO 20HD0002MC) and recently has started a strange problem:While booting at first Lenovo logo shows up (where you can get to BIOS by Enter key) and right after screen goes black. When i power down laptop and boot again (sometime few times) intead of the black screen there is a prompt for Bios password, like it should have and booting continues to OS.Enter key for BIOS doesnt work while it slill get stuck on black screen just right before it loads the BIOS (after trying few times with power -off/on it gets to BIOS and i can boot normally)I have BIOS firmware updated to the latest version, so as well drivers for hardware.Im not aware of any change that could potentionally start this issue, maybe after updating bios to some newer version.Otherwise im using Windows 10 with latest updates, but i dont think this could cause the issue as its way before windows loading.Thanks for the help.

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Hi, I bought a lenovo thinkpad T570 2 months ago and I broke the FHD screen. I tried to contact Lenovo with the number assigned to my country (Italy) but I can't find a way to ask about replacements. Is it possible to know if I can buy an original Screen? If yes: what's the procedure?Thanks in advance,Fernando

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Hi everyone.  Hope someone can help me with this one.   I have a Thinkpad P71 mobile workstation running on Windows 10.....just got it a couple months ago.  Recently when I tried to boot it up, it goes to the Lenovo welcome screen and is locked up.  Tried getting into computer settings through F1 on boot, but it wont let me do that either.  Any suggestions?

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Dear All,

I just got a Lenovo T61 Lap from a friend and trying to fix, the problem is when I turn on that Lap I got a blank screen, I tried it on a good working external monitor I got a coloured screen please see pics. Please guys advice me as soon as possible what to do and what is a symptom of this problem. Thank you.
 

A:Blank screen on Lenovo Thinkpad T61

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please i need some help when i update drivers on my laptop touch screen is disable and i get back to restore point after that i upgrade windows from 8.1 to 10 touch screen is disable and i get back to win 8.1 now windows update make in update to windows its still 8.1 put the stupid driver touch screen is disable plaese help me i cant make any update or upgrade to win 10 becouse the stupid driver will go to hidden drivers in device manager all please help me the driver is hidden i cant enable it 

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Today when I turned on my laptop the screen didn't show any light, not even a blink although I can hear the normal starting tune, which shows that windows are starting but the screen is black, can anyone help? Tried to restart it but it's the same

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A customer recently brought in the Lenovo Thinkpad T450s because the screen was failing.When I hook up the new screen, there is no display at all.And so I connected an external monitor through the VGA Port ( To boot the system into safemode to try to reinstall the display driver ), however the external monitor only displays a black screen and the mouse cursor and nothing more.Any thoughts on the issue? The fn+f7 combo is supposed to switch your display to external, but without being able to access the desktop due to the laptop screen display issue, it won't allow me to switch.

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yo How are you ? i have one question.i have this laptop i buy it yesterday and when i install win10 on it ,and all the update stuff (win update and drivers update) my max resolution is 1366x768 no more :/ i through it's a fhd screen with 1920x1080 resolution. so it's normal like that or i do something wrong? ps: i download drivers from lenovo official websideresponse plz and thinks .  


























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A:Lenovo thinkpad e570 screen resolution

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Hi all, Recently bought a Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 14 (20DM) with Windows 10. But randomly the screen is flickering for a few seconds, then is back to normal. If a connect the HDMI to a TV, the laptop screen is flickering while the TV is working fine. I already updated Windows and all the drivers. Any idea or suggestion? Thanks and regards,Jose

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I haven't seen any topics that seem to quite replicate the specific problem I have, so here I am.Without warning, the screen of my Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 11e tablet-notebook will turn black. It appears to be an "active" black rather than the screen turning wholly off. The rest of the computer is working normally during these times: audio carries on, keyboard and mouse input function, and nothing else seems to shut down or turn off. Keyboard, mouse, or touchscreen input causes the screen to return to normal briefly, but the only way to make it stop happening for sure is to restart the computer. I don't think it's connected to sleep functions, given that it happens while I'm actively using the computer.I don't know exactly why this happens, but it usually happens after long periods of use. At least once it has happened within an hour or so of being turned on for the first time that day, but I had a great deal of Chrome tabs open and that may have been similarly taxing. While this problem is not exactly disastrous, it is pretty annoying and well outside the acceptable boundaries of computer behavior, especially for a device I have had for only a few months. I would greatly appreciate help in rectifying this problem.

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Hello, Since two weeks my Lenovo Thinkpad screen flickers on the right side and on boot up or recover from stand by. This becomes pretty annoying and I have updated all the drivers and also upgrading to Windows 10 didn't work neither. The warranty was due June this year, so I don't know that if I have to repair it that it will cost money. But I think it's strange for a screen to be broken in one year and 3 months. If you perhaps know a solution for this or know how it will be handled by Lenovo if I send it away for repairs please tell me. Yours faithfully, Joost Kolkhuis Tanke











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A:Lenovo Thinkpad S540 screen flickering

Hi joostkolkhuis,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Forums!
 
You can contact to the Lenovo customer support and they will be comfortable enough to explain you in detail how the issue can be handled. Please find the below given link to find out the contact support according to your location.
 
Click here to open a link where you can select the country and get the exact contact support number. I?m sure they will be a great help.
OR
http://bplocator.lenovo.com/
 
Please let us know, whether the above suggestion helped you.
Thank you, have a good day.
 
Regards,
Naveen.v

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Ok so i boot my machine and i saw the Thinkpad display on the screen but IT WAS VERY DIM and i saw the windows logo still VERY DIM after that i cannot see anything also its very unusual because the Thinklight did not turn on when it boots (it normally turns on when i boot it up before)Whenever i press the FN+F9 which increases brightness it doesn't do anything, the screen so dim that it looks like its turned off but when you pay attention to the screen you'll see very dim login screens but still i cant see if im typing or not. I NEED REPLY ASAP cause this is my Office Machine so Yeah Thanks!!

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My laptop's screen is shattered and is no  longer protected under warranty. I have been having a very hard time locating the correct replacement part for the model which is a ThinkPad Yoga 12. I was hoping someone here might be able to point me in the right direction, as replacing a screen is far cheaper than buying a new laptop. cheers!

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Hi Everyone,I have a Lenovo W540 ThinkPad Workstation, The display was at first flickering and when I would put a little force near the bottom part of the screen it would work. But after a couple of times doing so my screen went black really really dim, almost cannot see anything on the screen. I changed the LCD twice but it would still not work. It works perfectly on external monitor. Any suggestions would be appreciated. 

























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I have ben dealing with problems with this touch screen since I got the laptop.  It has been continuously ghosting, while it got better after the June update, it still ghosts without touches, until you start using the touch screen.  When using the touch screen it starts drawing gray lines in between the point im touching and the point its ghosting to (the lines arent always direct). I recently wiped my the drive, reimaged to a backup from april and tried reupdating it.  When I got to the touch screen drivers, I got through the initial setup and told it to open the update when finished but the machine froze.  Now when I try to reinstall, I get to the finish page on the update tools install, have it open the updater, but the program immediately closes.Any help would be much appreciated.

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Hello, I replaced the screen on this computer, but the backlight does not work. I tried with the old screen, same problem. Is it possible that a fuse is HS? Where can this fuse be located? Thank you

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Hi all, I recently purchased a lenovo thinkpad t470. after the first boot setup, i can no longer boot the computer again because it always stucks at the Lenovo screen (it doesn't have the loading circle under the lenovo simble). I wonder if anyone has encounter the same problem and have any idea on how to solve this issue ? Any help would be greatly appreciated

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Is there a way to determine OLED screen on thinkpad X1 yoga via software ( system/device/display settings or similar) or via IMEI, Machine Type:20JD.. and Serial Number?  I've already tried these:- Look into Device Manager -> Monitor -> Generic PnP Monitor - Look into Device Manager -> Display Adapters -> Intel (R) HD Graphic 620 - Lokk into Lenovo.com using my S/N still can verify if my laptop has OLED display or not Does anyone show me how to verify whether or not my Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga 2nd Gen monitor display is OLED.Thanks 

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I had been having a problem with my laptop that makes the screen reddish for almost a year. I tried everything - creating, setting, deleting Windows color profiles, updating drivers, disabling drivers... I got a bit desperate and started disabling services and processes until I disabled the following process:...and my screen was suddenly OK. Notice how the screenshot is also reddish. This again is due to that little **bleep**. I don't know what it does but it even manages to crap all over screenshots, not just the display. After I found that this caused the trouble, I deleted all of it at this location:C:\Program Files (x86)\Lenovo\ImController\PluginHost Now everything works fine and I can see white on my screen for the first time in a year.

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I get a blue screen error right after the Windows logo, saying an error has occurred, and then UNMOUNTABLE BOOT VOLUME, the computer restarts, and the cycle repeats. I can't get into Windows at all. Any help please? Also, shift F8 is not working.

A:Lenovo ThinkPad Twist blue screen on boot

Please start with these free, bootable diagnostics:  http://www.carrona.org/initdiag.html
 
In some cases the Unmountable Boot Volume will be a symptom that the hard drive is dead/dying - so run that test first.

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Dears, Am using Lenovo ThinkPad w541, suddenly from last two days, the screen completely freezes at the welcome page of Lenovo. From the forums, I have seen some inputs - To remove the battery and by pressing the power button for 30+ seconds but no luck. I tried to enter Bios, Diagnostic menu but it hangs with the message "Entering Bios" etc.  Can someone please look into this, what could be the problem?  Thank You

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My X1 all of a sudden has a black line on the screen when the brightness is higher than ~ >40%. It's the OLED touchscreen version. It looks like this:  And without a question...happens 2 months right after the warranty expires. Already contacted technical support; anyone has a similar issue? Is a screen replacement most likely the only solution?

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Hi guys please help if you can.
 
Like in toppic , I have changed settings in bios to it's default and got a black screen error , now laptop is turning on , fan is sppining , hard drive is working but nothing displayed on the screen , only darkness , can u guys help ? laptop is brand new I got it from europenian project.
 
I tried to reset bios by holding power button for 30 sec , affter that laptop starts heard 1 beep and it's all , still a darkness ..
 
Connecting an external displayer still no luck :/
 
Many thanks for any help !!
 
 
Moderator comment: Post edited to conform with the Community Rules. Keep it clean.

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hi all im new on this, need some help have a thinkpad tablet gen2 has been updated to win10 nou the touch screen does not work, if you touch the windows tab under the screen that works but that is all. 

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