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Yoga 14 (type 20FY) screen turns off in tablet mode

Q: Yoga 14 (type 20FY) screen turns off in tablet mode

I have a Yoga 14 (Type 20FY) running Windows 10 64-bit, and my screen works fine in notebook, stand, and tent mode, but turns off the second I rotate it past tent mode and into tablet mode. I heard this may be related to a (relatively) recent Windows 10 update, but I honestly don't know. My computer is out of warranty and I have no income at the time, so I'd love to be able to fix this without taking it to a professional.

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I have a new laptop and whilst it worked in tablet mode for a bit it suddenly stopped working. As soon as the machine is fully flipped, the screen goes blank.  All updates installed and fully up to date

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The screen of my Yoga 14 ThinkPad Type 20FY touchscreen has cracked. I have a few questions on how to replace the screen. 
 
Serial Number: XXXXXXXX                               Mod edit:  Serial number removed per forum rules
Machine Type Model: 20FY0002US
 
1. Can I replace the touchscreen with a non-touch screen? It looks like touchscreens are delicate and expensive. I didn't want a touchscreen but Best Buy did not have that in their store. 
2. What is the part number for the screen? I need it to purchase online. Online forums suggest opening the screen to see the part number. Is there a way to see part number using model, and machine type (posted above)? I need part number of non-touch screen, if that will work with the laptop. 
3. What is the cheapest and reliable place to buy a replacement screen? I plan to replace it myself. 
 
I would be appreciative of your help. 
 

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I just bout the Yoga14 type 20FY and I want to make sure that I can upgrade it to have WWAN LTE 4g and use Verizon as a carrier.   Do anyone know about the upgrade and the use on the Yoga 14?  Thanks in advance. Patrick Hirsch

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I just purchased this laptop, I like it alot.   Using the HDMI port and the mini-display port, can I have 3 displays?   The internal touch screen, and then also the moniitor on the HDMI port AND a different monitor on the mini-display port.   That would be 3 displays. I'm just getting into Microsoft Flight Simulator and it will support 3 videos and I want to have all 3 running to get the most from the application. I want to be sure that it isn't either/or on the HDMI and Mini-Display Port, but that I can use both/and. Thanks in advance. Paul

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My Yoga 14 ( Type 20FY) cannot boot anymore.  It was fine in the morning, but refused to boot afternoon after being shipped around on a luggage cart.  Now it only lights up the keyboard after power on, and then does nothing, no Lenovo logo, no beep to signal any error. I had tried the following methods to no avail, draining out onboard battery, pushing the emergency reset hole, disconnecting onboard battery and CMOS battery.  Every time it failed to boot after reconnecting it with AC power.  I also connected it with external monitor over hdmi, but nothing to show up after boot it up. The machine is configured with multi-boot to several Linux flavors and Windows 10, so I am knowledgeable to be quite sure it is not a software problem.  Please help me!

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So my co-worked managed to knock my laptop off my desk and it was damaged, ugh... It still functions, but has the following issues:- There's a noticable blemish on the LCD screen and it will need to be replaced- The case is cracked on the right side around a USB port- The case is cracked on the left side around the power connector, and the connector itself is bent Looks like the screen alone runs $400 on Lenovo parts site, and I don't even see case parts listed. I'd prefer to replace the parts myself, but would also be willing to go to a reapair center if I had to. I'm leaning towards replacement instead of repair, but was wondering what others more experienced in laptop repairs thought. Thanks.

A:Repair or Replace? Yoga 14 Type 20FY ThinkPad

I fix machines, so my first impression is always to fix, but you have at least 3 damaged parts (jack, panel and case).  If the jack is damaged, there may be an issue with nearby parts.  I cannot be  sure without seeing it, but my guess is that you would be better off selling the broken one on eBay and buying a different one.

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Was prompted to update the bios.  During restart the system never rebooted.  It's now in a state where no screen or sound comes.  Just a flash of the keyboard backlight, red i light, and green fn light.  Any suggestion how to bring it back to life?

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I have a Yoga 14 (Type 20FY) that I am hoping to improve the gestures of. Currently the touchpad settings do not have any option for a four finger swipe. I have the latest drivers (11.21.9.3 Elan). I am looking to add the ability to use the four finger swipe to change desktops.  

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new ThinkPad, windows 10, enters full screen while in tablet mode then after a few minutes it goes back to the windows start menu. any help would be appreciated.

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I am running the latest version of all patchs and BIOS available on Lenovo website and that is the problem, since I updated BIOS, the notebook come back from sleep mode.It goes into sleep mode as expected but when I try to brinr it back, red light goes on (as expected) but the screen keeps black.The only exit I found was to push ON botoon and hard restart it.Now why Lenovo delivered a BIOS version with this problem?Will I be obligated to come back to Dell?I have a 20FY0002US running Windows 10 - latest version - once I formated and reinstalled everything last week

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When I'm using my laptop in tablet mode and I touch a text entry box to try to type something in, the on-screen keyboar activates, but is essentially invisible - I can only see the outline of where the keyboard is supposed to be. As a result, I can't type anything while I'm in tablet mode, which is rather bothersome.

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I have a basic model of the YOGA 300 (11 BY).  Due to size limitations of the eMMC drive, I couldn't upgrade to windows 10 (not enough disk space). So I downloaded the windows 10 installer/ISO to a 32gb SD Card, and upgraded from there.. actually (probably a mistake in retrospect) I did a clean install.. Windows 10 runs with no problems, and I downloaded./installed all the Lenovo drivers for windows 10 for this machine. Unfortunately I now have two issues: 1. When I flip the screen into tablet mode, the laptop doesn't seem to realise, and so I don't get the auto-tablet mode that I would expect? 2. Even with all the Lenovo drivers for this machine installed, I do not get any touch-screen response at all.. only mouse driven. Any help would be appreciated. P.S:  Anyone with the same version of YOGA 300 with an eMMC who wish to gain more drive space?  You can buy a cheap USB 3.0 slimline USB disk (because the SD Card sticks out a bit) and create a VHD which gives you a second "real drive"... this was particularlly useful when wanting to store my dropbox/onedrive sync locations!










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A:YOGA 300 11by No tablet mode or screen touch after...

Exactly the same problem here too.

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Dear Community, Dear Lenovo, For a while now my screen keyboard in tablet mode doesnīt work. Always when Iīm in tablet mode and try to tipe something in you can see how the system wants to automatically open the screen keyboard, but itīs just a transparent bar across the bottom third of the screen.Due to that issue the yoga is just useless in tablet mode, which is really annoying, because obviously thatīs one of the reasons you buy that laptop. Hopefully someone can help me soon, maybe someone had the same problem and has already fixed it. Kind regards  

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While I like most things about my Yoga 14 notebook, it has this annoying habit of going to sleep about 1 minute, even when it's plugged into a OneLink+ docking station.   I have the OS updated to the latest Windows 10 Creator's Edition and all device drivers up-to-date.   It's done this since I bought the machine earlier this year and I haven't been able to figure-out how to get it to honor the sleep settings in Windows.   Is there a BIOS setting or something that is forcing it to go to sleep after 1 minute?

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Hi there! My 2 month old yoga 720 occasionally does this weird thing, when turning the screen from laptop mode to tablet/stand, and back. The screen sometimes glitches out with grey stripes vertically filling the whole screen, or it just might go black. It seems like a bad connection to the mb or something, so the opening or closing of the screen twists or yanks a wire or something. This is of course irritating and now I'm not overly confident in using the laptop to it's fullest potential, fearing that I'll break something. So is there any self remedy for the issue, or can I open the machine and check if something is pinched or something? Specs:Make: YOGA 72015IKBType: 80X7BIOS: 4MCN25WWV1.10

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Everything was going fine until the day I updated my 20FY to the latest BIOS version (R05ET75W); now as soon as it goes to sleep mode, the olnly way to wake it up is rebooting ang losing all the not saved work.Everytime it happens I regret the day I sold my Dell Vostro to buy this machine.

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Hi.  I have a problem with my yoga 710 in tablet mode. The on screen keyboard just pops up and goes away after a secound.  Some say its a problem with Chrome. But the problems also occurs when i try to log in to windows in tablet mode. The keyboard pops up, and goes away so i cant type my passcode. If i flip the pc out of tablet mode and opens the onscreen keybord by pushing on it on the taskbar it stays open. Someone know how to fix this?  

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I have a YOGA 710-15IKB  that has recently developed isses with the battery.  It works fine when using with a normal laptop screen angle, but when the screen is flipped to a tablet mode or when the screen is closed it indicates the battery cannot be detected and it will turn off instantly if not plugged into AC adapter.  Any solutions for this?     

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I am currently typing this on a bluetooth keyboard attatched to my phone...  Thank God for the keyboard.   Anyway my laptop is obviously down.  It started off where it wouldn't turn on at all.  I simply got 3 lights on the thinkpad when plugging it in, and two lights when trying to get it to turn on.  Then after letting it sit for a while, it would turn on and boot up, only to shut off after 20 seconds or so...  Then it finally booted all the way up, and I was extremely happy...  I even journaled about how happy I was on my journal software on my computer, but after shutting it down all that happens is a solid thinkpad light when I turn it on, and the keyboard flashes like normal then...  no screen comes on.   I thought to myself, at least I have a backup tablet...  I guess I had it sitting in its case too long because it seems that the battery is gone on it and wont even turn on so I am left using my tablets keyboard with my phone to write to you fine people.  Like I said, I am very grateful for this keyboard making my situation much more bearable. Please help.  I am thinking all signs are pointing towards some sort of motherboard failure, but am hoping that there is a wizard in the forums that may be able to wave a magic wand.  I have already pushed the static discharge button around 101 times.

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I am currently typing this on a bluetooth keyboard attatched to my phone...  Thank God for the keyboard.   Anyway my laptop is obviously down.  It started off where it wouldn't turn on at all.  I simply got 3 lights on the thinkpad when plugging it in, and two lights when trying to get it to turn on.  Then after letting it sit for a while, it would turn on and boot up, only to shut off after 20 seconds or so...  Then it finally booted all the way up, and I was extremely happy...  I even journaled about how happy I was on my journal software on my computer, but after shutting it down all that happens is a solid thinkpad light when I turn it on, and the keyboard flashes like normal then...  no screen comes on.   I thought to myself, at least I have a backup tablet...  I guess I had it sitting in its case too long because it seems that the battery is gone on it and wont even turn on so I am left using my tablets keyboard with my phone to write to you fine people.  Like I said, I am very grateful for this keyboard making my situation much more bearable. Please help.  I am thinking all signs are pointing towards some sort of motherboard failure, but am hoping that there is a wizard in the forums that may be able to wave a magic wand.  I have already pushed the static discharge button around 101 times.

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Hi all, I've noticed that my Yoga 910 is not auto rotatingwhen I set it to tent mode nor to tablet mode. Not only it doesn't auto rotate but it also keep the keyboard active... Not sure if this is a faulty sensor problem or just some bug. I've tried to follow the solutions presented in other topics but without success even tried a system restore but the problem is still here. I can't really identify which update has created this situtation but I know that when a couple of months ago it was still working. I also have the impression that more are affected, so could Lenovo release a patch to troubleshoot and solve such an important issue for a Yoga product (basically there is no Yoga functionality with this problem). Any help will be much appreciated. Thanks!

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Hi, I am join the Lenovo forums to seek assitance with an issue with my Thinkpad Yoga 14. I recently purchased the notenook from Best Buy and it has been great.  But there's an intermitten issue with the screen going black. My theory was that the ambient light sensor is what tells the laptop it's closed, and it was getting obscured, causing my screen to turn off. This issue occurs when I am using it in tablet mode and during the process of the folding the screen back. The screen is fine in laptop mode, unless I adjust the angle of the screen.  So it seems every time I place my hand on the screen to draw, or fold the hinge, the screen will turn black. I have taken the following steps:-Updated Windows and all my Lenovo Apps.-Changing power options to 'Do Nothing' when lid closes.  Does anyone else have this issue? I am hoping this is not a hardware issue   Thanks everyone.  

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I'm truly at my ends dealing with this issue, and searching without luck for a fix. As stated above, I've got a 2015 era Lenovo Yoga 12 (S2?) 20DK that has been used on and off over the last 18 months. About 6 months ago it started; while flipping the screen from laptop mode to tablet mode, the screen will flicker a few times and after completing the transition to tablet the screen is off. Won't power up, nothing. Now during the act of flipping to tablet mode I can stop at certain points before folding it totally flat into tablet mode, and it will work fine (keyboard/mouse disabled, screen rotation works). There seems to be a sweet spot at about a 45 degree angle in tablet mode that it works fine. Even like that, if I even bump it a little more towards full on flipped back tablet mode, it'll shutdown. I've just been ignoring the problem for the most part but for a new job I started I need it to go into full tablet mode. Everything works fine in traditional Laptop Mode. I've tried updating the Driver, BIOS, and Windows.I've disabled the Sensor Data Service and Sensor Monitoring ServiceTried using a strong magnet on different points around bottom of bezel to "fool" any sensors Nothing is working. My gut always assumed this was hardware related due to a bad sensor of some sort but I cant find anything close to this issue using Google-Fu. This is literally the first forum I've ever signed up on and posted something because I'm THAT DESPERATE!  Shower me with a... Read more

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Sometimes when I switch from tablet mode to laptop mode the keyboard and/or touchpad doesn't work temporarily (like 10-30 seconds). Sometimes the keyboard backlighting stays on when switching from tablet mode to laptop mode.

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Hello,So I had to change my yoga 3 pro screen myself after the service centre here failed to help.Everything seemed ok until I flipped it to 360 (to be tablet-like); it was put on sleep. I found out that it's put to sleep when flipped to 360 and not when the lid is closed. I'm not sure what could have gone wrong to have caused this.Please advice!Thanks,Aya

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I was really pleased with my Yoga 510 at first but it has quickly developed some annoying issues. Most annoying is how utterly usuable it is in tablet mode. Simple things like clicking into a textbox on a web page causes a five second day. Likewise clicking into the address bar or trying to move the cursor to a new position causes the same frustrating delay. Switch off tablet mode and it instantly works perfectly. Switch back to tablet mode and you're back to frustrating delays in everything you try and do. Is there anything you can suggest because i chose the Yoga for its ability to act like a tablet when required.

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Hello, I just received a new Yoga 2 13, 8Gb, 256Gb SSD. I have been using it exclusively as a laptop. It worked just fine for a few days. I did notice once the screen flipped sideways and the keyboard turned off randomly but after turning the laptop on its side and back, everything went back to normal. Today, after closing the lid and putting the machine to sleep, then waking it up, it awoke in tablet mode with the sideways screen and turned off keyboard. To do anything I have to use the on-screen keyboard, which does work. Nothing I did could get it to go back to laptop mode, or for autorotate to ever work. Rebooted several times, no. The "Lenovo" signage does show correctly in landscape as soon as the machine turns on, but once it gets to the login window, it's back to sideways tablet mode. The auto-rotate button (which I had never touched prior) doesn't appear to do anything. I click the button, it says "autorotate off" then I click it again to "autorotate on" and still no rotation. I called Lenovo technical support, and he tried (after remote desktoping into my machine) to try a different display driver. The Windows "Basic" Driver, the Intel Driver from March 2014, and the latest Lenovo display drivers downloaded did nothing. He turned off "ycp" or something similar as a startup service, no help. In Screen Resolution, he changed the orientation of the display from portrait to landscape which did fix the orientation problem but did n... Read more

A:Yoga 2 13 stuck in tablet mode

Did you ever find a solution? I just bought a used Yoga 13 and have been going through hell with the touchpad and volume stuck on mute. It's as if the Yoga thinks it's in tablet mode? I've tried re installing drivers. No luck so far. I do have a pointer going with the trackpad but it's very limited. I can't access the Start menu or the Search bar.

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Hi. Occasionally, my thinkpad yoga 14 went to tablet mode by mistake in standard mode, and the keyboard was disabled. I was wondering is there any way to disable or ban tablet mode forever? Thx!

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helloA few days ago I bought a yoga 500. When I rotated the LCD. A message was displayed to select the display mode. But after my windows 10 was updated, this message was not shown. when i Switching it manual to tablet mode, i can't see keyboard?? can you help me??

























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two week old everytime i switch to tablet mode it gets so hot I cant hold it. 

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Hi Everyone, My device is only a week old and not I'm sure if there's any connection to it but this problem started after installing Office 365. - I have to manually switch modes since it does NOT ask before switching- Keyboard/touchpad is still active after flipping beyond 180 degrees and only deactivates when fully folded- 'When this device automatically switches tablet mode on or off' is set to 'Always ask me before switching'- Tried installing this Mode Control driver but to no avail.- On screen keyboard and screen rotation work fine Would appreciate any advice with this issue. Thanks guys ?

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My organization requires ctrl-alt-del before signing in, and I have noticed there is no way to do so in tablet mode.  The screen also refers to a Windows Security Button, but I don't see any buttons that would fit that description.  I've seen on other threads for other Thinkpads that volume up + power works, but since there's no volume button on the 2nd Gen Yoga, I'm not sure what to do.  Really hoping unlocking won't always require flipping into laptop mode - a minor inconvenience but one I'd like to avoid.

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I have just bought a Yoga 900. It works great except I have to manually switch between tablet and standard keyboard mode. I have contolled all the settings. Even when I have manually changed the computer to tablet mode, the mouse is still activated. The Fn F6 will not turn it off either. Solutions please!

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Hello, It's been a little more than a week that I purchased this Lenovo Yoga 730-13". In tablet mode, the onscreen keyboard disappears/becomes invisible randomly and doesn't come back at all except with a total pc restart. This is a serious issue as I needed a 2in1 laptop and its tablet feature. Can Lenovo Support please assist me in dealing with this? Regards,Musa

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HI!I just got new Lenovo yoga 710 but when I turn it to tablet mode at 360 degrees the screen goes black. So to around 350 degrees works normal, but if I put it to 360, the screen goes black. Do you have any solution? Maja

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So I upgraded to W10 and I noticed in tablet mode the trackpad doesn't disable.  FN+Del also appears to not work.  All other function keys operate properly as well as the keyboard disables properly in tablet mode. Is there a driver or application I am missing?  I have One Key optimizer and Harmony installed.











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A:Yoga 3 Pro trackpad not disabling Tablet Mode [W10...

In my testing, I found that the Yoga 3 Pro Synaptics driver v19.0.9.5_WHQL resolves the Yoga 3 Pro touchpad not disabled in tent mode issue.
 
You can download it here:
http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/yoga-series/yoga-3-pro-1370-laptop-len...
 
Thank you,

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I just bought a Lenovo Yoga 500 but id doesn't detect the different modes. It changed only two times but then it didn't change back. Does anyone know how to fix this?

A:Yoga 500 doesn't switch to tablet mode

Hi Heck,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Forums.
 
Windows 10 is definitely better designed to be used in table mode and switch between a table mode and computer mode use. Despite that I expected some learning curve, I found that the Windows 10 environment is immediately very intuitive to use. When in Windows 10, you can access the table-mode settings by navigating to Windows 10 Settings > System > Tablet Mode.
 
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Also, Turns out there is a screen lock position button on the side. You might have pressed it by accident....that's what I did.
 
Let us know how you get on.
Regards,
Shashi
 
Tap that kudos button if I helped  If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"! 

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I have just installed a new LCD/digitiser panel for my wife's Yoga 510. On restarting it after the repair, the display works fine, but the machine defaults to Tablet Mode in portrait orientation, and the keyboard and trackpad don't work. I'm able to use the touch screen to restore the correct orientation, but cannot recover the keyboard/trackpad. This occurs whether the machine is in laptop, tent or tablet mode. Rebooting to Safe Mode produces normal behaviour (correct screen orientation, keyboard and trackpad work), so this suggests that there's a driver issue somewhere. After digging around the net a bit I found that disabling "HID Sensor Collection V2" in Device Manager and rebooting fixes this issue, however this is not ideal as the keyboard/trackpad remain active when the screen goes past 180 degrees. It's not a huge issue, as the machine isn't used in tent or tablet modes very much, but it would be nice to have a fix for when it is used like this to avoid unecessary inputs from the keyboard. Disabling this driver also prevents the soft keyboard from initialising. It's also an issue if the driver is updated, as it is then re-enabled and everything goes back to "permanent" Tablet Mode. Does anybody know of an updated driver, or a setting in the driver, to overcome this problem?

A:Yoga 510-14ISK stuck in Tablet Mode

Hi SolidusO!
 
Welcome to Community Forums.
 
We can use the Lenovo Vantage to install the latest Drivers in your laptop. If it's still the same, we can  try installing Energy Manager Driver with Yoga Mode Control and check how it goes. Please update us here with the result.

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Hi everyone! I have an issue with my X1 yoga. When I turn back the lid, the laptop remains in computer moder and doesn't automatically change to tablet mode. In the settings, I've already chosen "Always switch to tablet mode". When I first got the laptop, the tablet on and off switch was very smooth when I turn back/front the lid. But after a few months use, it malfunctions... So I wonder if any software will block the function? Thank you for your help in advance!

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So everyday a new problem arises with Win 10 and the Yoga 2 Pro. After reinstalling Transition, the screen now rotates. Yippee. But now the performance in Tablet mode is so slow it's unbareable. Anybody else with this problem? Thoughts?













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A:Yoga 2 Pro Tablet Mode Extremely Slow on Win 10

Ok... seems that disabling a Lenovo service called YMC (through the task manager) completely solves this issue with no negative effects. The service is in charge of disabling the keyboard in tablet mode etc., but it seems that it's redundant in Windows 10 (perhaps Windows controls this itself?). Disable, if it causes problems enable it again.

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So I recently purchased a ThinkPad x1 yoga (2nd gen), and this is only the second time I'm using it. Yesterday, I was able to get it to switch to tablet mode and the screen also rotated fine. Now, I can still switch to tablet mode, but the track pad is staying active for some reason, and the screen won't rotate to portrait mode. This is really inconvenient, because I want to take notes on it!! Anyone have a solution?

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