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Thinkpad X1 Extreme Black Screen Help

Q: Thinkpad X1 Extreme Black Screen Help

After messing around in the BIOS a day after getting a new thinkpad x1 extreme I decided to change one of the display settings from using hybrid graphics to using the discrete graphics. Ever since then, the laptop boots up fine but everything is black including the BIOS. Can anyone help me out?

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Hi,I am having problem with my Thinkpad X1 Extreme. I can sign in with pin/ password/ fingerprint without any issue. After singing in black screen is getting displayed with a visible mouse pointer that can be moved around the screen, but other than this nothing else can be done. Can anyone please help me with the issue? Thanks





Nadim Hossain Sonet

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I just got my new Thinkpad in and wanted to install a second drive with Linux on it.  The bios sees the drive and I've already installed the OS on it but when I chose it it won't boot.  It just keeps booting to the primary drive with WIndows 10 on it. Can anyone tell me if the WD SSD drives won't work for some reason in this computer?  The drives are listed as supported for the X1 I know.  Seems strange it would work in the X1 and not the X1 Extreme. Thanks, Glenn

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Nothing but issues on my end. Secure boot off; fast boot & hibernation off. Not getting much help on r/ThinkPad, r/Ubuntu, nor AskReddit, so thought I'd try here. Black screen: Ubuntu Desktop 18.04Xubuntu Desktop 18.04UEFI only w/o CSMWhether you select "Try Ubuntu without Installing" or "Install Ubuntu" from the bootable USB, it just goes to a black screen and sits there. See option #1: https://askubuntu.com/a/162076/841726 Freezing GUI:Ubuntu Desktop 18.04Xubuntu Desktop 18.04UEFI only w/ CSMLegacy / UEFILegacy only This actually loads the installer! But when asked to restart at the end of install, it freezes. Force a shutdown and try to boot into Ubuntu and it freezes at the login screen or just after entering credentials. Only twice, of a hundred or so attempts, did it actually go into the desktop... only took about 10 minutes. Then took 10 more minutes to actually open terminal or browser. Eventually just froze. See option #2: https://askubuntu.com/a/162076/841726 White screen with gibberish: Ubuntu Desktop 18.04Xubuntu Desktop 18.04UEFI only w/ CSMLegacy / UEFILegacy onlyEnable any combination of the following before install: acpi = off, nolapic, and nomodsetInstaller actually loads, does not freeze when asked to restart at end of installation, but when you go to login to Ubuntu, you get this screem: https://askubuntu.com/questions/70101/garbage-black-text-on-white-screen-on-a-server Live Server a... Read more

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I have a new X1E that has had this issue happen 2 or 3 times. The screen will go to white fuzz.  The only way to get it back is to reboot or sleep/wake. Has anyone else had this issue?

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I bought a 1080p Thinkpad X1 Extreme. Now after several months of using, I would like to upgrade the screen to 4K. Is this possible?

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Every once in a while (seemingly random) my screen will glitch out completely. I have no control over the cursor or keyboard and i have to turn off the computer to fix the issue temporarily. The laptop is about a week old and i have tried updating the graphics drivers but the glitch still occurs. I will attach some photos of the screen. Any help is appreciated. Thanks    

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After updating the bios of my x1 extreme to version 1.18 i get a blue screen from time to time. this never happend before to me in my life with any thinkpad... X1 EXTREME - BIOS 1.18   

A:THINKPAD X1 EXTREME - BIOS UPDATE 1.18 - BLUE SCREEN

That is almost certainly a device driver issue, and is usually not related to the BIOS.       The best way to troubleshoot the problem is to locate the C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP file created by the blue screen, zip it up, and then upload to OneDrive etc. so it can be reviewed. Sometime the Windows event logs can help too, but the memory.dmp file works best. Best of luck,  

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ENGLISH.Hello, everyone.My X1 Extreme after four months of use has begun to give this problem: powered by battery all regular; powered by mains power with the standard battery charger the display goes as if there was a screen saver activated showing after a few monthsminute a background and you have to click on ACCESS; all the parameters of savingenergy are the standard ones. Also NEVER setting both Screen and Suspensionin Settings/Alimentation and Suspension nothing changes.I did a restore with Acronis True Image 2019 dating back to before this problem, without any results.Lenovo promptly intervened under warranty by first replacing the main board andafter the power supply, but the problem remains.The technician and online support believe that it may be a software problem and suggest to initialize the zeo laptop through Lenovo USB Recovery.Creator.I therefore ask if any of you have had this problem and how you solved it.Thanks to everyone.DocetITALIANO.Lenovo ThinkPad X1 ExtremeCiao a tutti.Il mio X1 Extreme dopo quattro mesi di utilizzo ha iniziato a dare questo problema: alimentato a batteria tutto regolare; alimentato con rete elettrica con il carica batteria di serie il display va come se ci fosse uno screen saver attivato mostrando dopo qualcheminuto uno sfondo e bisogna cliccare su ACCEDI; tutti i parametri di risparmioenergia sono quelli standard. Anche impostando MAI sia Schermo che Sospensionein Impostazioni/Alimentazione e Sospensione non cambia nulla.Ho effettuato... Read more

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I bought a second SSD (Western Digial SN750 250G) and was planning to dual boot Ubuntu 18.04 and Window 10 on separate SSDs.I did some research online before doing this, here is what I have done: I created a bootable USB on Ubuntu's website, and tried it on my old laptop, and it did boot into the USB.I turned off "fast start" in Windows 10, then shut it down.I took out the SSD with Windows 10 preinstalled on it, and inserted the new SSD into the second slot.I inserted the bootable USB to my X1E, then interrupted with "Enter", and went to boot option menu with F12 button, and I chose my USB. Here is what went wrong:Some lines of text on a black screen showed up, it said "Try Ubuntu, Install Ubuntu, etc", but it was so quick that I didn't have time to react, and the texts were gone.The purple Ubuntu screen showed up, and when the white dots filled up in orange, my X1E got stuck in black screen. I don't know what to do to get out of the black screen. And I don't know what I did wrong. Any help would be appreciated. EDIT:I force shut it down by holding the power button, took out the Ubuntu USB, took out my new SSD, and inserted the Windows 10 SSD back to the first slot, and luckily the laptop worked as before. But why was Ubuntu USB boot unsuccessful and how should I do it?

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Hi, just got my laptop yesterday. Lenovo Vantage update had laptop restart and now my laptop fans spin and the screen is complelety black. No POST or Lenovo screen. It does play a 8 bit sounding noise. This seems to be a common reported issue. Why is this update not removed from Lenovo Vantage?Is there a fix for this? video of sound: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZO2-LSe3Wcw code from lenovo android app:Description: TCG-compliant functionality-related error (might be the TPM initialization failure) Actions: Replace the system board (service provider only). 

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On my 2nd X1 extreme, the first was bricked. Everytime I boot into Windows, I experience a freeze and afterwards a black screen after some time (a minute or so). The laptop became unusable in windows. I have all the windows and vantage updates. I disabled all remote management stuff in the bios, disabled all secure boot settings, set some keyboard preferences (swap ctrl-fn etc.) and changed my graphics adapter to discrete only. I tried windows restore and after experiencing some blue screens, that helps a bit: still freezing, but not always. When I reapply all windows and vantage updates the laptop goes back to the same behaviour: boot into windows and after a minute or so a total freeze, followed by a black screen some 5 seconds later and still later fans spinning up to full speed. The updates include the latest graphics drivers, and I think the issue maybe has something to do with these graphic updates, but not sure.Some more observations:- The laptop never froze when Windows was applying updates. This takes longer then the usual time to have it freeze.- During updating the laptop, when I logged into windows, I sometimes got a windows notification saying the gfx driver failed to start and windows is reverting to a generic driver. I can't remember exactly, but I think the laptop never froze when using the generic one. I run the machine in dual boot and on linux the behaviour is absent. It does have sleep issues in Linux where it also freezes when coming out of slee... Read more

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Hello, over the last week to week and a half my computer has been getting worse and worse. I think its triggered by right clicking objects although I dont think thats entirely whats causing the problem. The screen will freeze and then the monitor will turn black and the computer will have to be restarted. The problem can occur as frequently as 3 times in 10 minutes currently. From the last day upon restarting some images have traces of minor pixelation errors, especially the windows icon as the PC is restarting and certain other random/minor images like above my back/forward, refresh and stop bottons in IE appear pixelated. Pixelation is now at high levels. As I'm posting this the problem occured and the screen went to a blue screen and mentioned something of proceeding with a physical memory dump and i restarted right away. I have avast running with script blocker(although turned it off for the DDS) so I dont know what may have pentrated the PC to cause this if it malicious. I'm running a Dell 4600 with windows xp. Here are my logs:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 6:08:25 PM, on 9/13/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOW... Read more

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See subject.  Ever since the BIOS upgrade, the dock no longer crashes.  Two days running now with no problems; prior to the upgrade it would crash routinely when connecting via USB-C.  I had to employ the unsavoury workaround of connecting the laptop to a charger and connecting it to the dock via the USB-A port using the USB-A to USB-C adaptor supplied.  Now I'm connecting via USB-C cable only. In fact, I'd given up on using the dock at all and had it just sitting there.  I decided to give it another go after reading that BIOS v1.19 fixed instances of BSODs occuring when connected to an external monitor (which I did experience now and again when connecting to an external monitor via HDMI i.e. not via dock).    Dock Type : 40AFX1E Type : 20MF 

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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 Issue: Thinkpad X1 Carbon 5th Gen black screen / 'screen off' on resume from sleep I know this issue has been posted about several times regarding the X1 series but .... none of those threads seem to have any kind of answer to this problem. This seems like quite a horrendous issue for a +1500 to have !! Constantly 'hard rebooting' and losing all my open work is seriously seriously annoying. Please note: My drivers are 100% up to date based on Lenovo's own update software. I have all official Windows 10 updates issued to date (21 aug 17). These are the patterns I've noticed: - It doesn't always replicate the same behaviour: after resume from sleep sometimes it's 'black' and other times it's fine. I'd say 66% of the 'lid openings' it's OK but 33% of cases it's not.- I've found that if I shut the lid again and reopen (often 3 or more times and waiting 30+ seconds on each open then 30+ seconds on each close) then I can eventually 'force' it to turn the screen on.- If I 'manually' set the unit to sleep from the start menu rather than just closing the lid, I'm pretty certain that it *does not* exhibit this problem. I'll be 100% certain once I've tried this a few more times.-  I've removed all USB devices from the laptop one-by-one and waited for the problem to reoccur thus ruling out any single or combination of USB devices.- I have the 'lock screen' shown when it does successfully resume from sleep. - The screen 'blackness' looks t... Read more

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I have a Thinkpad 600 which had Windows 98 SE on it, with a 6.4GB hard drive. I wanted to upgrade to XP, nad everything was going along fine. Then the computer stopped responding, so I re-started it. Now after the Thinkpad startup screen, all I get is a black screen with a white cursor(?) in the upper left hand corner. And I cannot go any further. Any ideas on what I can do. Thanks in advance.
 

A:Black Screen on Thinkpad 600

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Hi, I am having issue with my Thinkpad P50 and I might need some advice from you guys. After pressing the power button, the screen remains unresponsive and it will shut down by its own after about 1 minute. During the whole process, the power status indicator remained on (without blinking) before shutting down and no beep sound was heard as well. I have tried to remove the battery and press the power button for 1 minute before assembling the battery back but it failed. I have no idea on what's going on with my laptop. Please give me some advice on how to solve this issue. My laptop is having a Win10 system with Intel Xeon E3. Thank you.  

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Hi,
I am not very techie, so sorry if I use the "wrong" terms.
Powered up our IMB Thinkpad R31 and the IBM Thinkpad logo came up then disapeared to a completely black screen. At the top left hand corner was what appears to be a computer or monitor and then next to it a lock which is "locked". We have never had any passwords on this computer, but it will let us type up to 6 keystrokes (as if we did have a password).
So, is this computer completly shot? Is there an IBM password that we aren't aware of?? I no longer have the reboot disks for this computer, but could re-load the XP that was on it (bought legally with OEM).
I would hate to take it to someone as I really can't afford to put much into this ancient machine. Just hoping that someone here will possibly know what I could try!
Thanks!
 

A:IMB Thinkpad R31 - Black Screen & Lock HELP!

I'm not sure about the IBM Thinkpad, but most computer will bring up a diagnostics or set-up screen if you hold down either the 'F8' or 'F10" key while it is booting up. If you can get that far, it should allow you to do a 'System Restore'. Do the 'System Restore' and see if that clears your problem.
 

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After a period of time with the machine not rebooting (just fan running, no screen, looks like no disk i/o) it finally booted and it seemed like it was working. Then the cursor froze again, then black screen, and now I can not reboot again. I noticed that wuauclt.exe (supposedly windows update) was running as well as some other suspicions apps before it froze. What would you recommend I use to eliminate any malicious software, provided I can get this machine booted up again?
 

A:IBM Thinkpad T40 Freeze Then Black Screen

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ThinkPad E550 Type 20DF-004DUS. Thinkpad boots but sceen is black. Sometimes if USB drives or USB connections are removed, the sceen comes on. Sometimes, connecting another screen via VGA cable... the extenal screen comes on. But not always. Here lately, neither the laptop screen nor an external screen comes on. Took it into a shop and they replaced the motherboard... but that did not work so they put the old motherboard back in. They couldn't get either the laptop screen or an external screen to light up with with either motherboard. They tested the laptop screen out of the unit and it worked as expected.Sometimes I get a screen and sometimes I don't.What has me confused is exactly why these problems are happening. Could the cable between the laptop screen and the motherboard be bad? And, if so, could THAT cause the external moniter to be black as well?Have any of you experienced this?

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I had a fully working SL510 but took it apart to clean all the dust out.After putting back together I kept getting lots of beep errors, I tried various things and nothing worked but read online to disconnect CMOS battery and wait for a while and then try again. This fixed the beeping but now the screen is constantly black.The laptop still boots up, the leds come on, it charges and the fans spin but the display doesn't come on.I have checked all connections, and tried booting with drives disconnected etc but nothing works.Can this be fixed?

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After reading through dreaded black screen issue for other models, I am checking if the Thinkpad Yoga also has the black screen issue. Given that this happened barely inside a month after the warranty expired, this has solid changes to be the last lenovo product in the family. Issue: I returned one home from work to wake up my sleeping Lenovo. Noticed it seemed to be in a dark screen mode with nothing showing up. So tried to press a few buttons and then finally powered off using the button. Upon restart, I could see the Lenovo sign and option to press Enter to check other options and I ignored like usual happy path scenario and let it go. At the time it usually starts showing the Windows screens, I see nothing happen. A dark screen with all the keyboard lights still working but no screen. Connected to projector to see if the login screen shows but it did NOT. Tried to restart few times, reset using the pinhole at the bottom, ran diagnositcs and tried to refresh system etc using the troubleshoot options, checked the BIOS settings - all of which show up on screen and the LCD test pass like a charm but the Windows boot does not work. Thinkpad Yoga 15 running on Windows 10 pro. 20DQ machine type. The frustarting thing is warranty just expired end of July, phone support wont even discuss the issue since it is expired. I spent good amount of days thinking about spending a lot on this laptop last year only to reach a point within one year I might have to spend few mor... Read more

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dearI have a problem with the screen, notebook on but the screen all time is black, it work perfectly with external screen.How i can solve it? What could be the problem?Is that mean is a problem in the motherboard??Thank you in advance

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Hi guys, I have been browsing through the forums and trying various 'solutions' without success. My Lenovo Thinkpad x250 has a black screen and I have run out of ideas on how to fix this. A few points:- Sometimes (maybe 1/20 times) the lenovo logo comes on before the screen 'remembers' to go black- I have tried to turn on in BIOS and still black screen- It works perfectly well with VGA cable- I have Intel (R) Graphics 5500 as the only option in Display Adpaters. It is up to date at the time of posting (Vers. 20.19.15.4835) - The issue started after I left the laptop at work 'updating'. It clearly updated and I believe the black screen came after restarting (when updates were complete)- First couple of days the screen would come on if I connect VGA for a few minutes and remove it - weird! This doesn't happen anymore- I have opened the back and screen and it looks like the connecting cables are all intact-Everytime I turn the laptop on I can definitely see a change in the shade of black on screen - goes from black to what looks like a very dark grey (nearly black) Does anyone know how to fix this? Very sorry if I am repeating a solved question, I haven't come accross a solution that has worked yet.

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Hello everyone! Just got my P50 today (20ENCTO1WW) and swapped out the internal 500GB HDD with a 256 gig 950 PRO. I used Samsung's software to clone the HDD's contents over to the 950 PRO before removing the HDD altogether (it was given priority over the SSD for some reason). Got it to work and man, the thing flies. I'm using Windows 7. There's just one huge issue. After the Starting Windows animation ends, a black screen shows up with the mouse cursor in the center. The screen stays there for an average of 40 seconds before proceeding to the login screen, pretty much defeating one of the 950 PRO's purposes: ridiculously fast boot times. As I use this computer in an educational environment, I need it to cold boot in 10 seconds (20 max) due to the nature of schoolwork. Upon checking the boot log text file, I discovered that there are SO MANY drivers that were not loaded on startup! Additionally, the computer seems to be trying to load them again and again before giving up. Attached is a reference ntbtlog.docx (this forum does not accept text files) file for your reference. I've run chkdsk -f -r but couldn't take note of the results. I've also run sfc using the scannow switch and it says that "Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations." Unfortunately, I have no access to any backup hardware or software and thus cannot perform a clean install. If this is necessary then I will try to get ahold of ... Read more

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Hello everyone, I have a Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E430 and it was working fine until today. Today I worked on the laptop as usual and just turned off the Fast Startup setting in the Windows 8 and then restarted the computer. Now it only shows a black screen (LCD backlights are on but there is nothing on the screen). I hear the usual BIOS beep sound but I can't see the BIOS screen or the Windows. I've tried to connect to a an external monitor via HDMI. Amazingly, both my laptop's screen and external monitor works fine when the laptop is connected to the external screen. But when I disconnect them, again I can only see the black screen. I turned on the Fast Startup settings in Windows 8, but it didn't work. Then I loaded the default settings from the BIOS and it didn't worked too. Finally I've installed Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS to test if it is because of the operating system but it didn't help too. I've tried all of this using the laptop's screen while it was connected to the external screen. It is very confusing for me. It seems like the screen is only working when an external screen is also connected to the laptop. I would be very happy if anyone can help me about this problem.

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I have an IBM Thinkpad T42. The screen does very dark while booting up, even has a pink hue at times, then goes very dark. You can faintly see the screen. If I move around the contact switch at the upper left corner of the keyboard, the screen will light up but will not stay. I replaced the inverter last night and it worked fined. I turned the computer off. This morning, when I attempt to turn on, back to the same problem again. If i wiggle the contact button, it lights up but will not stay on.

Can you tell me what the problem?

Thanks
 

A:IBM Thinkpad T42 Black screen - replaced inverter

Will someone look at my post and help me???

Please... Thanks in advance
 

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Hello,  I used the Lenovo-Tool to automatically check what needs to be updated and followed the recommendations. It was a NVIDIA-Driver update for security reasons and about 10 - 15 other updates. What I noticed late was that there was also a Bios update recommended and selected. However, I tursted in Lenovos automatic update meachnism. The updates ran trough, despite the NVIDIA-Update which was marked by a red cross. Also the Bios update started and mentioned not to turn off the computer. A Dos-Box under my Windows 10 appeared and disappeared and the computer wanted to shut down - which was happening in a normal way. But now the screens were black, the computer was off. After a while, I switched it on again - the fan went on again but nothing happened.  Which means: - The screen is black all the time (as if it was broken, no text is displayed)- External screens, connected via dockingstation or HDMI are black- Computer did not display anything when connecting a bootable USB-Stick with free DOS- Interestingly, the computer is warm and the fan sometimes changes its speed. What can I do now? I assume that something went wrong with the BIOS-Update. Is there anything I can do on my own? Can this problem be fixed by Lenovo? Thank you for your replies! Best regards Nic4

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Hi! Brand new thinkpad l380 charged up never even had the chance to set up. Only a black screen. Turned off and on again. Can hear the start up sound, white light on buttons but the monitor is just a black screen. Very fustrating, advice please on what to do!?

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Hi, my Thinkpad L430 starts up as normal, but after showing the Windows logo, the text comes up (in Norwegian) "prepares for automatic repair" and then nothing happens. The black screen appears, but I can move around the pointer (mouse). When I run the tests it only turn up one error. It failes at "Smart status", "Smart short self-test" and "Targeted read test". The final result code is UHD01V013-WOWXAG. Please help me out here. 

A:Thinkpad L430 issue - black screen

The S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) is a monitoring system included in computer hard disk drives to watch for errors, so the result code indicates that your HDD is failing and needs to be replaced.    If it is under warranty open a warranty ticket with Lenovo, but if not I would recommend that you not try to boot the system if you need to recover data, and seek assistance from a good computer shop, which may be able to still access the data on the drive using another system and recover your data before installing a new HDD or SSD.    If you send it into Lenovo under warranty, they will not recover data, but should replace the drive and resinstall the factory image. The Result code means U = UEFIHD01- Hard Drive OneVO2 = Volume One3= Test Results (Targeted Read failed etc.)WOWXAG = Encrypted data that uniquely identifies your system    Best of luck,     

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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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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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Hi, hope someone can help with this, our E525 has worked pefectly for a good few years, suddenly i turn it on and the only thing that happens is the fan runs full blast.So far tried the battery in/out trick, tried to start with and without RAM and HD, disconnected cmos battery, tried two different batteries, two different chargers, nothing changes.I've had good service from the machine and I don't want to give up on it yet...any ideas?Thanks

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In Windows 10 'settings' the screen on  my laptop is set to go black after 30 mins when plugged in.Seems to be true when on 'desktop' in Windows itself.But in applications e.g. 'Word' or 'Edge' or even this forum, the screen goes black after just a few minutes of idleness.All ancilliary equipment - including wireless Logiteck mouse and external Seagate HD - is connected via a 'USB 3.0 Ultra Dock'. External monitor is connected via this dock but not switched on.  I7-6820HQ; Windows 10 Pro; 4K non touch screen; NVidia quadro M300M though the machine itself decides on its use.How can I conrol this ? 

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Hello everyone! Just got my P50 today (20ENCTO1WW) and swapped out the internal 500GB HDD with a 256 gig 950 PRO. I used Samsung's software to clone the HDD's contents over to the 950 PRO before removing the HDD altogether (it was given priority over the SSD for some reason). Got it to work and man, the thing flies. I'm using Windows 7. There's just one huge issue. After the Starting Windows animation ends, a black screen shows up with the mouse cursor in the center. The screen stays there for an average of 40 seconds before proceeding to the login screen, pretty much defeating one of the 950 PRO's purposes: ridiculously fast boot times. As I use this computer in an educational environment, I need it to cold boot in 10 seconds (20 max) due to the nature of schoolwork. Upon checking the boot log text file, I discovered that there are SO MANY drivers that were not loaded on startup! Additionally, the computer seems to be trying to load them again and again before giving up. Attached is a reference ntbtlog.docx (this forum does not accept text files) file for your reference. I've run chkdsk -f -r but couldn't take note of the results. I've also run sfc using the scannow switch and it says that "Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations." Unfortunately, I have no access to any backup hardware or software and thus cannot perform a clean install. If this is necessary then I will try to get ahold of ... Read more

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I have a T410. It boots to black screen, however I'm able to eject the CD drive. But it's still display black screen. Also, charging the battery will show a blinking battery light Any solutions?? Thanks 

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For over a year, my ThinkPad S431 laptop has been flashing a black screen at random times, very hard to get work done or watch a movie when it is fully strobing.Recently, when I plug in my headphones, it sounds like it is under water, then 10 min. later, it works fine.

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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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Hi,I know there is a lot of post about black screen but mine is not a usual black screen ^^ I explain: So my mother have a Thinkpad SL510 with a ild xp pn it, she doesn't use it for some years and my little brother put a Power On Password on it and he doesn't remember what is it .She ask me if i can upgrade it and remove the password.At this moment start all my problems ^^ i perform a clear cmos by removing the "coin" baterry ( after unplug the adaptator, remove the battery and discharge me of course), power and off, replug the battery and MAGIC : Black screen (fan working, hdd seems to work too, be on power adaptator or battery doesn't change nothing. I Already retried to reset bios again but not helpfull, i also checked my usb, the ram, i remove the hdd the laptop, so it can't be the problem) But i finally got a display only for few second, black screen come back if i try to entering bios, or if i just let him try to boot ( still no hdd and ram is ok ) to got the display i need to :1. Remove bios battery / plug power / hit power button / shutdown via power button2. unplug the adaptor / again hit power on ( 2-3 times ) / replug the bios battery3.finally replug adaptator / power on and i got my  display.It seem to be a software problem with the bios i think, because when i try acces bios setting, he try and crash just at the moment to be on "bios menu" I have also tried to let him without batterys for few day nothing change :/Pleas... Read more

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Hi,
Over the past year, since I upgraded the memory on my IBM R31 Thinkpad, I have had intermittent problems with my screen blacking out. It's not completely gone, just extremely dim, but I can make out the things on screen by using a torch. At first, I was able to trigger it back by leaving the lid open and never closing it, taking all the usbs and plugs out of the back, or re-starting it.

However, it seems like nothing I do will trigger it on now. I've done a search and apparently the commonest cause is that the inverter needs replacing. Would this seem like a sensible thing to buy?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/IBM-Thinkpad-...goryZ162QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem

The only thing I'm thinking now is, i've had this laptop for 5 years now!! I'm not sure if it's worth fixing or upgrading anymore. I mean, I love it, just cos it's lasted this long, i've upgraded the memory from 128mb to 384mb and i've bought a wireless card for it but would it be worth trying to buy and fix myself a new inverter or just buy a new laptop?

Thanks!!
 

A:IBM Thinkpad - Backlight screen black.. inverter replacement?

Well the most common things would be the inverter board you linked to, or the backlight bulb itself.

If the laptop still suits your needs, in terms of performance than its much cheaper to just fix this one, than buy another laptop of similar quality.

The great think about IBM is the great support. Here is a link to the hardware manual for the R30 model.
http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-39797.html
It should tell you how to get at the inverter and bulb.

Even if you do get a new laptop, its still worth it to fix this one up as a backup laptop. 20-30 pounds and a couple hours to fix it isn't that bad.

And i believe its called a flashlight not a torch. You could burn the house down with a torch
 

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Hello folks, We have a user with a ThinkPad X1 Carbon 4th generation Windows 10 that was working fine stand alone and when connected to Ultra docking station.  All of sudden she took it off of the doc to go to meeting, opened it back up and now when anyone or any user logs in (including local administrator users) the desktop is black with the start button there but does nothing when clicked.  The taskbar is there with the date, not even able to open the date, or type anything in the search. We have managed to open Task Manager (using Ctrl-Alt-Del) and able to open a cmd prompt and run Windows Explorer in order to back up the data.  We tried safe mode, same thing.  We are stumped, never seen this before and frustrating. Anyone seen this or know how to resolve?I don't want to restore

A:ThinkPad X1 Carbon 4th generation Windows 10 black screen

Shot in the dark, but could the local and domain user profiles be out of whack?

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Hello, I have seen various posts about similar problems, though not on Edge E130. Tried their solutions, to no avail. The screen is black. No faint image. Machine powers up (LEDs glow, noise of fan and hard disk). I have no external video connection. Have tried taking battery out, pressing on button for 1 minute, plugging machine to power (no battery) and restart. No success. Did not initiate any kind of update (certainly not BIOS!), upgrade or new software install (though the machine has been asking to upgrade to Windows 10, which I have not done yet). Running Windows 8.1 (as far as I can remember, as I cannot actually check - the screen is black).  AVG antivirus, updated and fully run about one week ago. Help? Please?

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