01-31-2013 02:54 PM
I set my W530 to sleep on lid-close. But, sometimes it doesn't completely go to sleep. When you open the lid, the screen is blank.
It doesn't happen frequently though.
01-31-2013 04:01 PM
03-29-2013 08:46 AM
I'm having this too. Exactly as described by OP. I really can't believe it - this laptop is supposed to be top of the range. My warranty requires it to be picked up and taken to depot (they send a courier round) so it's a real pain, it means I'm without a laptop for a week. I already had to have it taken away for something and they just sent it back saying they couldn't reproduce the problem. All this within 3 months of purchase! Unbelievable.
03-29-2013 09:14 AM
03-29-2013 12:28 PM
Do you sometimes use a secondary monitor? I have the problem of a blank screen on wakeup after disconnecting a secondary monitor and then sleeping. It wakes up with the non-existent monitor as the primary (only) monitor. Thus the laptop screen is blank. I have never before seen a Thinkpad which would ever come up with a non-existent monitor as the only active monitor.
I get around this problem by using Fn-F7, Right-Arrow (1 or 2 times) and Enter. It often takes a few tries. Sometimes the laptop screen comes alive with the wrong settings and I have to restore it. I use UltraMon, but the Control Panel-Display-Preferences would work too. The desktop icons are often messed up and I use the UltraMon feature to restore them.
03-29-2013 12:33 PM - edited 03-29-2013 12:34 PM
Hey! Thanks for the suggestion.
While I do sometimes use a projector, I haven't in a couple of months. However, the next time I encounter that situation, I wil try fn+f7 ->right arrow and see what happens.
03-30-2013 01:16 AM
03-31-2013 03:04 AM
I just have the same issue with my W530. and it was a bad GPU. after they switch´ed the motherboard, ther was no problems at all after that...
Sorry for OT but i did´t read all the post in this message
05-28-2014 01:11 AM - edited 05-28-2014 07:57 AM
I had the same issue in 'Discrete graphics' mode. What helped for me is this:
1. Go to the BIOS
2. Advanced // Display
3. Change Graphics mode from Optimus to Discrete graphics. Then boot into Windows and make sure everything is reconfigured or installed.
4. Shutdown the W530, go back into the BIOS, put it back into Nvidia Optimus mode.
5. Wait for everything to be reconfigured or installed upon first boot
7. Test again.
Solution may also work in the opposite direction by going from 'Discrete' to 'Optimus'. This is what helped me getting rid of this issue.
Personal website: ThinkScopes
01-20-2018 03:08 PM
My W530 had the same rainbow screen problem. This would typically occur when I moved the laptop. I ultimately found this was due to looseness of the battery. I added a coule layers of duct tape the top surface of the battery to make the fit of the battery into the laptop much tighter and haven't had an occurance since. Hope this helps.