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06-14-2010

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Re: W510 cannot wake up from sleep

2010-08-19, 22:32 PM

I've been battling the same issue.  I've found that the UltraBay HDD adapter is my trigger.  If I remove that, and have the bay empty, then I have no issues resuming from sleep.  If I have it in, then I have the issue 100% of the time.  I have the 16GB config directly from IBM (4389-RW2), and I do not have the IBM power apps/driver installed.  The only HW changes made are the HDD adapter with a 500GB IBM supplied Seagate SATA drive installed, and the addition of a Mushkin 120GB SSD as the main HDD.

 

Gotta say... it's REALLY annoying.  The system is not completely unresponsive when it happens...  It does eventually resume, but it takes about 2 or 3 mins for it to do its thing, so I ens up sitting there... staring at a pulsing power buttion until it comes back to life.

 

 Also... I am running the most recent BIOS that is posted that is supposed to fix a Sleep issue :(

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08-03-2010

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Re: W510 cannot wake up from sleep

2010-08-20, 15:28 PM

At the moment we are not experiencing problems. We are waiting for the next shoe to drop.

 

W510

4319-2PU

4GB OEM memory

4GB Crucial memory

Windows7 professional 64bit

BIOS 1.27

 

The most recent change we made was to change the memory chip locations. Using the order described in

http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/W-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/Optimizing-memory-in-W510-which-slots-to-use/ta-p/249257 we put the OEM memory in slots 0 & 1. We installed the Crucial memory in slots 2 & 3.

 

We formerly had OEM in 0 & 1 and Crucial in 2 & 3. Perhaps the order change allowed the wakeup sequence to complete.

 

The next step on our agenda is to upgrade to Windows7 enterprise and join the company domain.

 

We will see what we will see.

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08-03-2010

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Re: W510 cannot wake up from sleep

2010-08-20, 19:24 PM

Well another shoe dropped.

 

W510

type 4319-2PU

4GB OEM memory inslos 0 & 1

4GB Crucial memory in 2 & 3

Windows7 professional

BIOS 1.27

 

Sleep entered from idle with cover open.

 

Pressed start button: Blinking light syndrome. DVD light followed by mute light, start light, keyboard illumination light, and AC power adaptor light.

 

Oh woe is me.

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08-03-2010

Sweden

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Re: W510 cannot wake up from sleep

2010-08-21, 5:46 AM

I have done some testing and found that my sleepproblem does not exist when I am connected to Internet via the onboard GPRS/HSDPA.

 

When using LAN or Wireless connections the problem exits

 

Using latest BIOS version

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06-30-2010

Gothenburg

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Re: W510 cannot wake up from sleep

2010-08-23, 14:10 PM

Had a replacement motherboard today. But had a sleep lock with blinking lights directly after that.

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07-09-2010

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Re: W510 cannot wake up from sleep

2010-08-28, 5:03 AM

On Windows XP and other systems, sleep problem seems to be frequently caused by bad video drivers.

 

Until now, there were no available FX Quadro driver upgrade for the W510.  But now there is one @ Nvidia site. (July 2010)

 

I've just installed it - and so far so good.   I'll report in if I get the blinking lights again.

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07-09-2010

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Re: W510 cannot wake up from sleep

2010-08-28, 5:54 AM

Oh well.  Blinking lights again.  The new Nvidia driver has no effect.

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Re: W510 cannot wake up from sleep

2010-08-28, 6:47 AM

I updated to latest nvidia driver and it helped a bit...

 

When computer is docked, the problem still exist.

 

When computer is undocked, with wireless (wifi) connection, sleep works sometimes

When computer is undocked, with lan connection, sleep works sometimes.

When computer is undocked, with GPRS/HDSPA connection, sleep works.

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07-24-2010

Toronto

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Re: W510 cannot wake up from sleep

2010-08-29, 23:32 PM

I tried my system without the ultrabay hdd with the newest bios and reseated and paired the ram properly (mushkin slots 0,1 with the lenovo elpida and lenovo samsung in 2,3 and no difference, still the blinking lights of death.  I will retry with different ram configurations, but system hasnt had any problems with the orthos ram stress test, so this is quite frustrating at this point to be wasting so much time troubleshooting the system myself...

 

This has been my fourth high end thinkpad i've owned, but I am wondering if the grass is greener for my next purchase... Clearly there are quite a few people with exactly the same problem, so how this issue hasn't been resolved yet is not encouraging.

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08-30-2010

Taiwan

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Re: W510 cannot wake up from sleep

2010-08-30, 3:13 AM

The latest BIOS does not fix this issue. It's REALLY annoying.

W510
4319-2PU
4 + 4 GB Lenovo recommended memory
Windows7 professional 64bit
BIOS 1.27

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