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lenovo ThinkPad T460s random screen/display off

Q: lenovo ThinkPad T460s random screen/display off

Hi, Laptop: lenovo ThinkPad T460sOS : Windows 10 64-bit(Upgraded from windows 7) fully updatedDrivers/BIOS/Firmware : Fully updated with Lenovo VantageWarranty/Support : Yes The Laptop screen goes off randomly. The Laptop is definitely on and only the display is off. I need to do a hard power off (keep pressing the power button) to to swithc off and on to get the display again. after each power off, windows eventlog ( System) will show ->The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly. Checked the system for any issues with Lenovo tools and all OK. Anybody facing this issue ? Any help is appreciated. The Latptop is with business support/warranty but I dont know what is cusing this issue or how to reproduce it if I log a case Catherine

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Preferred Solution: lenovo ThinkPad T460s random screen/display off

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

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I have searched all forums including this one and have been unable to find a resolution to my issue.I have had my laptop (Thinkpad T460s) for just over a year now and use it for work daily. I was using it with no issue at lunch, but when I opened the lid around 3 hours later - the screen was black and the laptop seemed to be stuck in sleep mode. I tried a hard reset and now I can not even get the Lenovo post menu to show.If I press the power button, the keyboard momentarily turns on the backlighting and the power button stays illuminated, after about a minute the power button turns off. This entire time the laptop screen is completely black, I don't see the Lenovo post menu and therefore have no acces to the BIOS or OS.I have tried using the hardware reset button on the bottom of the laptop, removing the 2 discreet batteries, removing the CMOS battery, removing all batteries and resetting the RAM. None of this has gotten me any headway on resolving this issue. I am going to try contacting technical support but am hoping someone may help me find a quick and simple resolution to this issue. 

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I'm wondering how I can take off a key without damaging it and being able clean it.

A:How Can I Remove A Key From my lenovo Thinkpad t460s

You cannot do it reliably.  If you can get something flat under it, you can pop it off, but often one of the little plastic pieces breaks off so you cannot put it back.

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I am trying to connect a ThinkPad t460s to my 27'' Apple Thunderbolt display. There's a port on the right hand side of my notebook which accepts the connection from the Thunderbolt plug, but nothing shows up on my display when I plug it in.  I am not a computer person and have no idea why this is happening. Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Just got my new lenovo Thinkpad T460s, so far everything is going perfect. I just ran into an issue. When connecting an external screen via a standard HDMI cable to my Thinkpad T460s, the notebook does not detect the second screen. All the information on the lenovo website sugests that it should atomatically detect external screen via HDMI connection. Is there something I am missing? * Restarting does not work* Updating the display driver does not work* Cable does work on other notebooks Any help would be greatly appreciated.   

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Hello!Installation of BIOS updates (1.37 and 1.39) fail with the following error:...BIOS is updated successfully.OpenService failed! Error = 1060 OpenService failed! Error = 1060 Intallation run via SCCM 2012 in silent mode (WINUPTP64.EXE -s ). OS: Windows 10 64-bit.Actually, the BIOS appears updated, but installation returned error code 1. So the questions: What does this error mean? Can it be ignored or not?





Best regards,Artem Shaturskyi

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Hello, I recently at work got the possibilty to recieve a thunderbolt 3 docking station. But as you may know there is no port for thunderbolt on a T460S. My question is, is it possible to make it work through some sort of adapter? Thank you in advance!

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Hello guys, I have this new Lenovo T460s thinkpad and even since the day I bought it, it restarts randomly while I play games, I updated all the drivers, installed all the lenovo applications, everything is up to date, no cpu overheating, it restarts even when cold, I even have a cooler. I ran a Minitoolbox diagnostic and I attached the results here, please check them out and tell me guys what to do, thanks in advance!  

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I've been trying to contact Taiwan Lenovo's warranty registration team that sometime in the second week of June, someone suddenly placed a "Loaner Machine" warranty upgrade on my Thinkpad T460s (Upgrade type P2L) without my authorization. The description of the P2L upgrade is"This product is entitled to loaner machine support for up to 1 year in which actual support duration follows machine's base warranty. Loaner machine is available for customer with repair service exceed 3 business days turnaround time. This service is limited to in-warranty service claim and exclude out of warranty, customer induced damage or machine DOA. Any damage to the loaner machine will be charged to the customer." The laptop was purchased in March, so I was not happy about this mysterious upgrade that suddenly appears 2.5 months later. In fact, I can isolate its sudden appearance to be between 6/3 to 6/9.Additionally, this upgrade has been preventing my ability to purchase a warranty extension on Taiwan Lenovo's website.I contacted Lenovo Taiwan about this, and they said that this is a special favor for all Lenovo Taiwan customers starting from the beginning of the year. However, a friend of mine has a Thinkpad purchased from Lenovo Taiwan in February, and it doesn't have this mysterious upgrade that appears out of no where.In any case, Taiwan Lenovo refuses to remove this upgrade, saying that I could call them if I want to purchase warranty extensions. But I would prefer to purchase warr... Read more

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Hey everyone, There's no winning for me lately.  I had a 2nd gen X1 Carbon and due to performance related issues, I picked up a T460S yesterday.  Old thread - https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/X1-Carbon-Super-Slow-Looking-for-an-upgrade/m... This machine definitely performs well, but I'm now running in to a few seperate issues.  #2 is the big one, but I want to throw #1 in here 1. When I reboot the machine or wake it up from sleep mode, it takes a good minutes to boot up (frozen at the Lenovo splash screen).  My X1 boots in seconds. Anyone know why this would be? 2. Screen/Display issues - Here is the biggest issue.  The screen is extremely blurry/yellowish and not crystal clear and white.  Anything with a white background appears off white.  Anything silver (for eg, the default layout for Outlook 2010) appears as dark grey.  My eyes literally bleed when I try to read emails and go through things due to the blurry issues and nothing appearing clear.  I never noticed these issues when buying the laptop bc no programs were installed and everything appeared to look normal, until I started installing all of my apps and began noticing these issues and sitting it next to my X1.  My X1 carbon did not have these issues.  I also run a T440 at work and this machine is also crystal clear, just like my X1 Carbon.  I run Win 7 on the T440 and Win 10 Pro on the X1 (same OS as the T460S... Read more

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I have a 2 year old Lenovo T460s. Last night I let my computer go to screensaver and came back this morning and the computer power light was green and screen is black (but lit). I have tried restarting (Shift F8 Power button). I have tried pushed the rest pin hole and still no luck. I do not have an external battery either. Any tips to help get my computer to work? I have reading the other forums, but the tip requrie me begin able to access my computer or the control panel. Thanks,Carrie

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Hi guys, I bought this laptop as per description, I bought it refurbished since I wanted a cheap and light laptop to carry around.The laptop worked flawlessly for 8-9 month then suddenly it started to have problems. At the beginning it started to freeze when using it (screen freezes and that's it), I had to power it off with the power button and then restart it.After 2-3 months of this it started to refuse booting, sometimes it boot, sometimes it doesn't; all the LED are on (power and HD) but the screen is off, it doesn't even show the BIOS screen. The laptop boot about 30% of the times I try to start it, the other 70% nothing but the LED as described above, sometimes it freezes during use but again all of this is completely random, I have no idea why it happens. What I know is this:- I'm pretty sure it's not the LCD panel, I tried to connect an external monitor but it's the same erratic behavior all over again- I'm pretty sure it's not the HD since I tried with a new one, same story...- According to he LENOVO user manual it can be one of these two things (in order of probability): 1 RAM Failure - 2 Motherboard failure. Well, I hope it's the RAM of course (because it's 30 Euros and easy to change), if it's the MB I can pretty much kiss it goodbye because it would be cheaper to buy an other one than buying the MB.Now it has been working for two hours running Memtest86+ to test the RAM, I'm already at the second pass but it detected no errors: "Pass com... Read more

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Installed Vista SP2 update and now get this startup error:

Found this thread but reinstalling hotkey drivers didn't work.

Know of a fix? Thanks.
 

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HelloFew days ago I turned off my pc with regular start -> shutdown (win7) day after I tried to turn it on, but it keeps restarting himself after loading screen "lenovo" and text under it " to interrupt normal startup , press Enter" if i dont press it it restart himself again , and again.So i decided to reinstall windows by using flash (i tried with win7,10 with rufus setting it on FAT32...all modes).I tried everything in BIOS setting Boot legacy,both...I don't know what to try anymore,also when i press F12 it shows up usb drive , lan , but after choosing usb it restarts again.

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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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Based on my own experience.Guide for everyone who wants to replace/upgrade his Lenovo T450s or T450 screen.IMHO it can be useful for Lenovo T460s or T460 and similar models.I spend a lot of time to collect all this info. I hope it helps somebody!And it worth to replace if you have TN screen now. LG to AUO - only if you really need little better colors.1. You should be ready to lost hardware brightness control. Brightness set at max always. Some solutions possible - read the guide )   If you have replacement screen from manufacturer or "dead" laptop of the compatible model - you are lucky!2. Sometimes you need to replace eDP cable. It cost additional money and require more skills and time.3. Screens market is terrific. Everybody wants to sell you "same" screen at a high price.   You need carefully check seller if you want original AUO display or at least LG display.Brightness control:1. Lenovo replaces the name of a screen in EDID (screen "BIOS"). For example "LG LP140WF3-SPD1" -> "Lenovo LP140WF3-SPD1".2. Lenovo writes all changed names in EDID table in BIOS. If your screen name not in BIOS -> brightness always at maximum.Brightness control (possible solutions):1. Change BIOS EDID table to correct values. Change screen name in EDID. Require very special skills.   More info here: http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/w550s-t550-lcd-screen-replacement-brightness-set-at-max.7741...   Users with "old" bios 1.04 - 1.19 (for T450s) re... Read more

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Hey everyone,
I recently ran into the issue that the backlight on my Lenovo Thinkpad W520 for the display wont light up ( i took the LCD and shined a flashlight behind it to ensure that it was being digitized which it was). It worked fine one day until I turned on the laptop and the screen was black. I have reseated all the RAM, bought new cables for the display, a new inverter for the display, and even a new screen. I have unplugged the CMOS battery to reset the BIOS, and tried holding the power button for long amounts of time with the battery and power cord disconnected. Holding the power button down and restarting fixed my Thinkpad T410 when the same issue happened 3 times before, but it wont fix this issue. All of this never happened on the T410 for the 2 years I had Windows 7 on it but now both machines run Windows 10 Pro. I removed the hard drive from the W520 just in case it was a problem with the drive. Also I am testing the screen with the laptop display assembly disassembled. Please help, I am lost as to what I can do.
 

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A customer brought in the their Lenovo Thinkpad 450s because their screen was failing.They already had purchased a new screen and gave me the e-mail confirmation from the order that showed that it was the correct screen that they needed.However, the new display is still black.When I hook up an external monitor, nothing but a mouse pointer shows.But I can connect to the external monitor if I power on the laptop and then immediately close the lid.The external display then shows the desktop.But then I lift the laptop lid, the laptop screen is still black. Even when I change the display settings to extend the desktop.  There was one brief occurrence with the new screen, where I saw a very faint lenovo logo appear when the splash screen loaded. But then it went completely black again. And has not done even the faint image since, it was just a fluke occurrence.And when I shine a flashlight, I still see no display. While the external monitor is displaying the desktop and I then reopen the laptop lid, the laptop screen is recognized as being there. ( Display settings, shows monitor 1 and 2 ).But the laptop screen is still black. Any thoughts? Is there a lid sensor or magnet that activates the screen? I can't find anything.

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I want to buy a used Lenovo Thinkpad T450s with Full HD Display. In former discriptions I read, that the Full HD-Display ALWAYS is a IPS-Display, but the seller now told me, that that one has a FHD-TN-Display. Is this possible? I thought, that ONLY the WXGA++-Version (1600x900) is delivered as a TN-Dislpay.Greetings, GerhardFormer Review: Abhängig von der gewählten Konfiguration stellt das 14,0 Zoll große Display des T450s entweder 1.600 x 900 oder 1.920 x 1.080 Bildpunkte dar, was einer Pixeldichte von 131 respektive 157 ppi entspricht. ... In puncto Helligkeit (300 statt 250 cd/m²) und Kontrastverhältnis (700:1 statt 400:1) schneidet das teurere Display laut Datenblatt deutlich besser ab, zudem verspricht das IPS-Panel ? die WXGA++-Version basiert auf der TN-Technik ? stabilere Blickwinkel. 

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I recently bought Lenovo Thinkpad L380 and I see that display is very dull though it supports anti-glare. I keep it to the maximum brightness but still, I see that the display is not bright enough (No Power mode is ON). I tried changing the brightness values using the Intel Graphic Display settings but it doesn't seem working out well as it just enhances the overall brightness and the screen looks weird. Has anyone faced this kind of behavior? 

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I'm facing an annoying problem with new Lenovo laptops E470 at meeting rooms.At those rooms we have a HDMI splitter from Kramer and the Lenovo laptop simply do not recognizes the second device (either a TV or a Epson Projector)The problem is: usualy when we have a frequency compatibility problem the SO (WIN10) at least do a small blink on the screen, but the lenovo laptop do nothing, as it hasn't nothing plugged. Does anyone got this problem ?

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Herkese selam.Öncelikle sorunu ba?tan anlatay?m.Ak?am bilgisayarda her ?ey normal iken sabah bilgisayar? çal??t?rd???mda ekran siyah oldu ama bilgisayar çal???d???n? fark etdim.dikkatla bakt???mda ekran siyah halde ama gösteriyor gördüm.Dü?ündümkü ekran bozulmu?.Bilgisayar?mla ayn? model çal??an bilgisayardak? ekran? ç?kart?b denedim sorun deyi?medi bu kez çal??an ekran? geri koydugumda siyah oldu?unu gördüm.ama ekran on be? dakika öncesine kadar gösteriyordu fakat ?imdi göstermedi.yani çal??an bilgisayardan ç?kard???m ekran geri koydugumda siyah ekran oldu dikkatla bakt???mda bir ?eyler gözükuyor.sorun ne ola bilir?
 
Google translation: Turkish to English
First of all, let me explain the problem from the beginning. When everything is normal on the computer in the morning, when I run the computer in the morning, the screen is black, but I noticed that the computer is working. When I look carefully, the screen is black, but I saw it. I saw the screen is distorted. I put the screen back on the screen and I saw that it was black. The screen was showing for fifteen minutes before but now it has not. The screen that I removed from the working computer is black screen and when I look carefully, something appears.
 
 
Moderator comment: Please feel free to post in your native language, but as the principal language of this community is English, please include a translation alongside for the benefit... Read more

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Many thinkpad x260 laptops are facing issues with Display flickering and flashing in our company infrastructure.Everytime the laptop lid is put down and brought back up, the screens start flashing randomly.Its stops if we change the screen resolution, but it starts happening again if the lid is closed and opened.Please advise as there are multiple machines affected.

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Hello, I Have a Thinkpad X1 Yoga 3rd gen. After Updating the Display Optimizer from 1.5... to 2.0. i noticed, that the installation was not successfull although there was no error.Lenovo Vantage shows me still an update for the display Optimizer. This time there is no older version but Vantage shows me the message: There is no Version installed. The Folder /Plugins with the file ChromaTunePackage doesn't exist on my device.Even with the new Version of Display Optimizer 2.1.3.0 there is no change. Every other driver is the latest version. I'm using the preinstalled Version of Windows 10.I hope someone can held me here

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Dear Lenovo Community, we are experiencing major performance drops when chaining 2 Displays using displayport 1.2 on a L540. The performance drops to like 1-10 FPS in windows. We tried to fix the problem with using the newst firmware / drivers and bios update. Turns out it didnt help at all.See attachment for the stats of the machine. The strange part about this is that we are using the exact same setup a L540 (same stats) and same displays, newst firmware, drivers for another employee without any issues. we are using 2x DellUltraSharpU2415 Displays. (chaining from one Display to another with Displayport cables and enabling displayport 1.2) If anyone knows a solution to this problem, please share it. thanks in advance. sincerly /nik.

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This only happens when the laptop charger is plugged in, if it is not plugged in the display is detected and works properly.

Intel i5 2450m

4GB ram

Intel HD 4000 graphics.

Unsure what other info could/should be provided.

A:Lenovo Thinkpad does not detect external VGA display when charging.

I still need help with this. If any other information is needed please let me know and I will do my best to provide it.

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Hello, I am new here and I realy hope you can help me! I've have the Lenovo Thinkpad S440 (as in the description). It is the model with SSD, i5 U, Intel integrated graphics, 8GB Ram etc. The display which was build in was the HD+ matt model (1600x900 px) I've had some water in bag back pouring into the screen. I tried to fix it and after I disassembled the screen, I got all the water out of it but the backlight was not working anymore. So I ordered a new display. While I was looking for it, I came to the knwoledge, that you can take a replacement screen from the Lenovo Thinkpad T440s, at least considering that most 1600x900px displays seem to be the same for each of them. So I thought: okay, then I should be able to use the 1080p display for the t440s as well, since it also has a 30 pin eDP connector.So I ordered one and put it in my S440 and it fits perfektly. But now the display only gives a really dim short fliker while booting the machine and nothing is viewable, so the display stays completely black. Is there a possibility to fix it or can I only use the 1600x900 px displays on the s440? As I sayd the screen fits perfect and the 30 pin eDP connector also fits perfekt into the new display. If I use an external display via HDMI, the image is shown normal on this external screen. Also it seems that the new internal screen is not recognised, since in the intel graphics options I cannot chose it as the main screen, only if I go for dual screen it is an option. ... Read more

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Hello, I am new here and I realy hope you can help me! I've have the Lenovo Thinkpad S440 (as in the description). It is the model with SSD, i5 U, Intel integrated graphics, 8GB Ram etc. The display which was build in was the HD+ matt model (1600x900 px) I've had some water in bag back pouring into the screen. I tried to fix it and after I disassembled the screen, I got all the water out of it but the backlight was not working anymore. So I ordered a new display. While I was looking for it, I came to the knwoledge, that you can take a replacement screen from the Lenovo Thinkpad T440s, at least considering that most 1600x900px displays seem to be the same for each of them. So I thought: okay, then I should be able to use the 1080p display for the t440s as well, since it also has a 30 pin eDP connector.So I ordered one and put it in my S440 and it fits perfektly. But now the display only gives a really dim short fliker while booting the machine and nothing is viewable, so the display stays completely black. Is there a possibility to fix it or can I only use the 1600x900 px displays on the s440? As I sayd the screen fits perfect and the 30 pin eDP connector also fits perfekt into the new display. If I use an external display via HDMI, the image is shown normal on this external screen. Also it seems that the new internal screen is not recognised, since in the intel graphics options I cannot chose it as the main screen, only if I go for dual screen it is an option. ... Read more

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Hello, i have some issues with the display of my Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 260. It shows some yellow spots on the display, especially in the lower corners. I have already contacted the Lenovo Support Team concerning warranty. But Lenovo claims, that my Laptop is no longer covered by the warranty, because i have removed the lamination sheet of the display and replaced it by another one. So now i want to exchange the display on my own. Is it possible to order a display without any further services, so that i can do the exchange of my display by my self? I haven´t found any website (including Lenovo) that offers the display seperately without any installation service. So i just want to have the spare part. I got the following Model:Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 260 with a Full HD DisplayType: 20FES00000 I would be grateful for any help.

A:Where can i find a replacement display for my Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 260?

Hi Kle,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
As I understand that you are looking for the spare LCD part for your Thinkpad Yoga 260
The FRU for this model are listed below:

00NY971 - 12.5",FHD,noGlare,TP,TPK+AUO
00NY972 - 12.5",FHD,noGlare,TP,TPK+INX
00NY973 - 12.5",FHD,noGlare,TP,LBO+INX

Source - Thinkpad Yoga 260 Partslist
 
The 00NY973 can be purchased from here. And for assembly of LCD you can follow the HMM for Yoga 260, page 79
 
I hope the above information helps.Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 
 
 
Regards,
Prabhansh
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Hi everyone, I bought a Lenovo ThinkPad P50 Signature Edition with a 4K matte display. Over time, I noticed that my display got laggier and laggier at full 4K resolution. If I lower my display resolution to 1920x1080, my display is fairly smooth. I'm not sure why my display isn't smooth at full resolution. I also noticed yesterday that my volume hotkey buttons above the full keypad don't work properly. My volume hot keys above my keyboard work fine, however. Is there any way to alleviate or fix these two issues?

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Hi guys, forum newbie here. I am looking for a previous display driver version to overcome an annoying display issue with the latest (pixellated screen). I have searched but cannot seem to find anything which works on my laptop (Windows 10 1803). When I rollback the driver it installs the Microsoft basic Display Adaptor. This works fine but won't allow the display to be projected. i am hoping a previous driver version will overcome the pixellation. I hope one of you whizzes will be able to point me in the right direction,. With many thanks for your help. A

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I'm running a lenovo T500 thinkpad, and it's relatively new - that is, I bought it last winter - but recently, I've been having what seems to be a hardware problem. Or, at least, that's what the guys over in the Virus and Malware removal section are telling me:

Because from time to time, my laptop has decided it's just going to go ahead and shut itself down. Completely. No lights, no nothing - pressing the power button doesn't do anything. I almost always have it plugged into a socket, and that light won't show either - I've found that taking the battery out of the laptop and letting it sit for a little before putting the battery back in usually gets the laptop to work again.

It's only happened recently, but it's happened twice in the past week - which is a little more than bothersome, since the antivirus I have runs a full scan when it happens.

I've noticed that my laptop gets a little hot - not too hot that I can't touch it - but as far as I know, I've never had a problem with overheating or anything similar, which leaves me in the dark about this entire thing.

I'm really hoping that this doesn't turn out to be a hardware problem; I should still be on warranty, but I'm a little - okay, that's a lie, I'm pretty damn - scared to try and open up my laptop and fiddle with anything.

Hope this is enough information for someone out there to give me some sort've idea of wha... Read more

A:Lenovo T500 Thinkpad: Random shut downs?

Hi

Under warranty = dont mess with it

send it back under the warranty and report the issue.
 

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Hey everyone, I am facing troubles installing the newest drivers for the graphics adapter. First of all basic information about my machine. Lenovo Thinkpad W541 OS- Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1 System- Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4710MQ CPU @ 2,50GHz 2,50GHz- Installed memory: 16,0 GB- System tpye: 64-bit Operating System Dispaly adapters- Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600- NVIDIA Quadro K2100MAbove you can see the current driver versions of the display adapters. Unfortunately installing the driver update for display adapters from the lenovo support page (https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/se/de/downloads/ds037642) didn't work. Once I got a BSOD after rebooting and the other time the driver versions just stayed the same without change. Situations when I feel that something is wrong with the drivers are for instance when I want to launch a game. After launching the game,  the screen turns immediately black and I fall back to the desktop. When launching another game, the screen just flickers black and white.  I would be grateful if somebody could help me with that matter since after hours of research I haven't been able to solve the problem myself.  Please let me know if more information is required.  Cheers,Simon         

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I have three displays that are working, two from samsung and my laptop display.  a fourth display is not being detected. (It was detected previously).  I've updated drivers for the monitors and the displays but no luck. I've rebooted the system as well. displays are connected via the display port, the vga port and one of the dvi dual ports.  I'm running windows 10.

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Dear all,
I'm looking for some help to understand the possible causes of the BSOD that I've met randomly while using my new Lenovo Thinkpad T430 - 2349-PHG.
The BSOD is not the only problem I'm having. While using the Laptop, sometimes the screen starts to shake, then the laptop shuts down without showing the BSOD. Sometimes, the BSOD appears. Each time I've to restore the Loptop to a previous point in order to make it work.
I've tried to run memory test using memtest86+-5.01, after 10 hours work and 9 runs, there was no errors.
I've tried to use driver?s verifier, however, when I set it up to work, the BSOD appears.
Attached is the recommended ZIP file to analyze the problem, only two dmp files are available.
I hope that I get some help regarding this matter soon.
Thank you in advance for your time and help.
Best regards

A:BSOD - Lenovo Thinkpad T430 - 2349-PHG - random shutdown.

Hi Again,
So, another BOSD, and this Time I've used the 'SF_Diagnostic_Tool' tool to collect all the needed files.
Hope someone could help me.
thank you in advance.

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I have Lenovo ThinkPad T450s 20BW-S2KM with I7-5600 12GB DDR3 512SSD, and i have problem with display flickerng, fast vertical lines shows on display, appear on the screen line in a split second, when desabled Intel 5500 no more then problem but windows and another program not working properly. I tried to change all versions of drivers, reintall windows 10, now I install windows 8.1 but I have same problem.Problems not constant, alternately appear, and disappear, or seem daunting, the computer can be used normally.The computer is still under warranty, what do you propose to do?  

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I have lenovo thinkpad x1 yoga.I have one connect +VGA and RJ45 adapter. i am trying to connect the 2 external display  apart from laptop screen here is my input:one external display is connected to onelink via VGA and another display connect via HDMI.but this dosen't work whenever i plug either onelink or hdmi one of the external monitor will be switched off. isn't it possible to use onelink and HDMI together.??I am stuck here. 

A:Lenovo Thinkpad X1 yoga 1st gen connect 2 external monitors apart from laptop display via onelink VG

Hi,
 
The way I read the X1YG1 base specs it supports two independent monitors.  Apologies, but I can't quite parse your post.  Does "apart from laptop screen" mean that you want 3 monitors total, or two and the laptops's display is off?
 
supports external digital monitor via HDMI or Mini DisplayPort;supports dual independent displays;
 
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I have just purchase the Lenovo Thinkpad W540. But currently we have issue with the built-in display. The phenomenon as below: 1. When power on - The built in display can show welcome screen, and even enter the BIOS setup screen. If let it boot normally, the built-in screen then off.2. When booted to Windows 8. The built in display still off. If I connect an external display to the VGA connector, the external display work well. Checked the display option see that it is "clone display --> Built in + External Display". I suspect that there is some thing wrong with the display setting that I don't know how to adjust to get the built-in display works properly. Note that I can see the build in display backlighting but there is no picture shown when in screen cloning setup. Can some one help on this ? Regards Triet Tran 

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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 Guys, We have been deploying T460s  20FAS09P06 for over 1 year now using MDT globally As we have changed suppliers and now when we deploy the same model we are getting the BOD when on the first reboot.  I have updated the drivers in MDT but still getting the error. we rebuilt a T460's which we have had for about 5 months it builds fine. Checking the difference the one with the issue has a SAMSUNG MZNLN512HMJP-000L7 AND THE BIOS is updated. Any ideas?

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The screen on my laptop has some yellowish-red/pinkish blotches on the sides/edges. I shutdown my computer multiple times and it still displays this abnormality. What is the issue?


























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I have a Thinkpad T460s since a couple of months. It's the i7 edition with 20GB/1TB edition. The device has been working fine so far, although the CPU fan had to be replaced shortly after I got it (rattling noise). Since a couple of days, the Thinkpad is spinning up the fan very often. Just a simple interaction such as opening Chrome triggers the fan to blow quite loud for some time (20-30s at least). When compiling using Visual Studio, the fan almost spins to the loudest it possibly can. The thing is: it didn't do that all of the time I've had it.  Even when it's completely idle (say 0-2%), the fan still humms a little bit (it didn't do that before either). Could this indicate a hardware issue? I have NBD support but should know whether this could indicate some failure.Thanks for any advice.

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