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E480 display does not turn on

2019-06-01, 4:18 AM

Hi there,


I recently purchased this E480(i5) just a month ago, and I am having issues with the display not turning back on after key presses.


Problem happens when:

1. Display turned off after idling for 2 minutes (Turn off display after: 2 minutes is set in Windows 10 Power options)

2. Press keyboard or mouse

3. Screen stays black

4. Had to force restart, I do notice that there is significant battery drain in a short amount of time when the display is turned off.


Problem does not happen when:

1. Set "Turn off display after:" to "Never", Leave "Sleep after:" at "15 minutes"

2. Laptop goes to sleep right away after 15 minutes and the power button now blinks.

3. Press keyboard or mouse

4. Laptop wakes up successfully and I am greeted with Windows login screen



- made sure hybrid sleep and hibernation is turned off

- reinstalled intel graphics driver

- updated all driver and bios(1.32)

- Ran hardware scan in Vantage, no issues detected


Windows version: 1809


Anyone has any idea why this is happening? Thanks in advance.





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Re: E480 display does not turn on

2019-06-03, 4:40 AM

Hi maxim45678.


Thanks for reaching us here in our community forums.


We'd like to further isolate the issue, could you try disabling the fast boot? Here's how:https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht501793


Also, try connecting the laptop to an external monitor and see if you'll experience the same thing.


Kind Regards.

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Re:E480 display does not turn on

2020-11-07, 23:34 PM


Is there any solution for this ? I am experiencing the same problem.


Now i have completelly clean and new Windows 10 installation, all drivers , latest BIOS.


After screen turn off in 2 minutes then PC is done... All i can do is just hard reset laptop. 

I tryied to connect it to external monitor but nothing happend, external monitor didn t react. 

Display is black power button light is on but absolutelly nothing react only hard reset. 


This issue is there for few months already.

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