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ThinkPad W530 with Windows 7 x64 Pro BSOD when connecting to projector

2013-05-14, 8:19 AM

Hi,

 

I have 2 identical ThinkPad W530 laptops model 244723G

Both are set to discrete graphics from BIOS because with optimus driver my projector will not work at all.

But how i have other issue that causes BlueScreen when connection laptop to projector.

 

I have installed latest driver from Lenovo download site -> still BSOB when connecting to projector.

When i install driver from Nvidia site it fixes BSOD issue with discrete graphics and external projector.

 

Can same one else confirm that there is a error on Lenovo optiomus driver when using discrete graphics?

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Re: ThinkPad W530 with Windows 7 x64 Pro BSOD when connecting to projector

2013-08-19, 12:27 PM

Hi,

 

I got the beta driver and it fixes the problem!

 

Bluescreen comes only on projector not normal vga monitor.

VGA Cable length was over 5 meters when i tested it with projector. But after driver update it works with same cable just fine.

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Re: ThinkPad W530 with Windows 7 x64 Pro BSOD when connecting to projector

2013-05-14, 8:21 AM

I had a similar problem last year when giving a presentation and I fixed it by updating the BIOS. Are you running the latest BIOS?

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Re: ThinkPad W530 with Windows 7 x64 Pro BSOD when connecting to projector

2013-05-16, 1:38 AM

Would you mind posting the links to those drivers, or copying their exact name for us to search on the appropriate site(s)?

 

I use a w520 (quad core/nVidia 1000 discrete graphics board) with a projector and anything that makes that smoother I have to consider. There have been posts about how to re-create the usual ThinkPad use of the F7 key for choosing projector view mode but I admit I have never been able to take the time (and risk of failure) to try the swap of internal files to make it happen. (Starting a project like that always makes me feel I have to have time to do the project and if it goes wrong re-install the OS and all updates -- all before the next time the laptop is needed for anything important. That condition is almost never possible.)

 

Yeah, I know, I'm chicken! <grin>

 

jonathan7007

 

 

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Re: ThinkPad W530 with Windows 7 x64 Pro BSOD when connecting to projector

2013-05-21, 6:53 AM

This is the driver that is working http://uk.download.nvidia.com/Windows/Quadro_Certified/320.00/320.00-quadro-notebook-win8-win7-64bit-international-whql.exe

 

This is the driver that is not working ( Blue Screen when connection projector to vga) http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS029106

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Re: ThinkPad W530 with Windows 7 x64 Pro BSOD when connecting to projector

2013-07-31, 8:39 AM
Hi outouser,

I've Pm some info. Hope to hear back.

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Re: ThinkPad W530 with Windows 7 x64 Pro BSOD when connecting to projector

2013-07-31, 17:05 PM

Dear NINE,

Anything about your feedback to outouser  we should all know?

 

I need to know if any w530 solution should or should not be tried with a w520. I generally avoid using drivers that have not been reported to work in the w520 specifically.

 

So far my "fix" for need to present and also to connect to an outside monitor for on-location photography is stay in Discrete Mode by way of the BIOS setting.

 

jonathan7007

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Re: ThinkPad W530 with Windows 7 x64 Pro BSOD when connecting to projector

2013-08-02, 9:06 AM
Hi jonathan7007,

Thanks for posting and welcome to the communuity. I Was actually requesting some information from Outser to get our internal teams to take a look at this issue. I'm currently awating their feedback on the matter. Will post more as soon as I can get a feed back.

In the mean time i would suggest you to try the suggestion from "outouser" to installthe drivers he tried.

http://uk.download.nvidia.com/Windows/Quadro_Certified/320.00/320.00-quadro-notebook-win8-win7-64bit...

HOpe this helps .

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Re: ThinkPad W530 with Windows 7 x64 Pro BSOD when connecting to projector

2013-08-02, 17:53 PM

I don't get a BSOD when trying an external monitor but it is anything but easy. 

 

1. I have to be in Discrete mode

2. Attachment or booting in the wrong order results in two all-black screens

3. I have trouble establishing which screen will display which content.

 

This last is important as often the "choice" of screen for the content is driven by the room configuration. There have been several threads about this and I try to follow what is done to make for a risk-free (I know this is impossible) presentation. I often have to shoot tethered in front of the client, and even alone hassles cause me to lose a lot of time which hurts the shoot results and productivity.

 

Last: Are w530 drivers of this type OK to use in a w520?

 

Thanks, in advance.

 

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Re: ThinkPad W530 with Windows 7 x64 Pro BSOD when connecting to projector

2013-08-16, 2:27 AM

I have set my bios settings to discrete so that I can mirror my display.  When I connect a projector to my W530 it frequently blue screens.  If I reboot, I don't have a problem connecting and disconnecting.  It seems to only occur after I have resumed from sleep and not having used a projector for a few days.  This has been driving me crazy and I really need to get it to work without blue screening.  I am using the latest drivers and Windows 8.

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Re: ThinkPad W530 with Windows 7 x64 Pro BSOD when connecting to projector

2013-08-19, 6:23 AM
Hi all,

thanks for posting. Our teams has done some testing in regards to this issue and they have informed that there will be an updated driver that will be released. At this point no ETA has been set.

They have however sent through a beta driver. But I am having some issues extracting it.. Will update more once I can get the drivers.

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