10-19-2011 12:47 PM - edited 10-19-2011 12:49 PM
I bought this laptop on Aug 29th (or close to that) and after using it for about 3 weeks there's a problem with the resolution i suppose? It happens randomly but it usually happens when i turn on the computer with the battery in. I made a mistake before by taking the battery out when the computer was asleep, and that's when it started to have this problem. My brother thought that i probably messed up the driver so he reinstalled it. It was fine right after he reinstalled it, but then the problem happened again soon afterwards. I don't know why but the original resolution setting was 1440 x 900 (and it's recommended?) When I changed it to 1366x768, it showed even less of what it's supposed to show.
This is a picture of my screen right now. You can see a little of the circle on the top left corner of the screen. It's supposed to be a full circle. You can also see that the recommended resolution is 1440x900.
This picture is also more obvious that you can't see the "shadow" of the word THINK.
10-19-2011 02:27 PM
10-19-2011 04:22 PM
I did reinstall the graphics drivers. Yeah it shouldn't come with a 1440x900 screen. It says "recommended" though. But even if I disregard what the recommended suggestion and select 1366x768 it still doesnt display everything.
This is 1366X768; you can only see only about 2/3 of the clock on the right.
This doesn't happen every single time though. It could happen for a few uses and then go back to normal and after a while the problem happens again.
10-19-2011 06:47 PM
03-16-2013 06:56 AM
Hi, I'm having exactly the same problem with the thinkpad edge e520 right now - could you get this solved? Or does anybody else know how to do it? I would be really grateful for any advice!
03-17-2013 07:05 AM
The edge e520 comes with a 1366x768 screen. http://www.lenovo.com/shop/americas/content/pdf/system_data/e520_tech_specs.pdf
You should set it to that resolution and use it as such. I do not know why it showed as having a 1440x900 screen, but it does not -- TPs of that generation had screens in 16:9 format such as 1366x768, 1600x900, 1920x1080. The most common reason you might see a recommended resolution other than 1366x768 would be if the laptop was connected to an external display.
03-17-2013 07:16 AM