01-07-2012 01:50 PM
Sometimes when I boot the W520, the access connections tray icong thing is greyed out, sometimes its brightly coloured and shows the current connection.
E.g. at home I ahve a wired connection called home, whith my home printer set as default.
At work I ahve a wired connection with a different printer (and a different IP range).
The days when its greyed out, if I lauch the access connections dialogue (which take an ridiculously long time - what is it doing?), there are no locations profiles, even though I have about 20.
On the days when its working, I see a whole load of location profiles, and It choses the right printer and shows the right location profile name in the tray icon.
Its about 50%/50%, but seems to be getting worse.
sleeping and waking dont affect it - it stays dead or alive.
Occasionally it crashes (as do all the lenovo apps)
Anyone else had this?
Any work arounds?
I have done a lenovo update, and its at version 5.85.
01-07-2012 01:57 PM
01-07-2012 02:34 PM
01-07-2012 05:34 PM
01-08-2012 04:34 AM
I'm getting this too.
Sometimes it starts greyed out and sometimes the power manager (battery logo) does the same too.
It's just happening in the last 30 days or so, before I don't remember them doing this...
luckily this doesn't happen often.
01-08-2012 03:11 PM
01-09-2012 12:07 AM - edited 01-10-2012 05:19 AM
ColonelONeill, ironically I started my W520 to read this thread.
The error happened.
While loading windows, it loads desktop, icons and then show a Lenovo message in my language:
"Power Manager stopped working, should i try to find updates to solve this problem?" or something like this.
I have 3.65 PM version, so it says there are no updates.
Then I click OK and it appears the typical W7 error window (like this, but imagine "Thinkpad bla bla Power Manager stopped working, instead of catalyst):
Then I click "check online for a solution and close the program".
It close that window, a progress bar start moving like it's finding something, but the it closes and all ends here.
Power Manager stays grey and no numbers are displayed in the battery icon, only "- - -"
I must to say that when PM crashes at boot, a second before I have similar crash of "Two Finger Scroll from Google Code", telling me a german message.
They always crash together. When TwoFingerScrool crashes while loading, PM crashes too.
I'll try to post the screenshots next time.
EDIT: I wrote a post about PM 3.65 crash at boot here: http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkVantage-Technologies/W520-PM-3-65-random-crash-at-boot/td-p/648401
05-16-2012 01:05 PM
I have the same problem -- but only with Access Connections on the W520... On a T-60, I never had this problem... Any idea why this is so??