08-20-2010 08:28 AM
At the moment we are not experiencing problems. We are waiting for the next shoe to drop.
4GB OEM memory
4GB Crucial memory
Windows7 professional 64bit
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/t... 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.
08-20-2010 12:24 PM
Well another shoe dropped.
4GB OEM memory inslos 0 & 1
4GB Crucial memory in 2 & 3
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.
08-20-2010 10:46 PM - edited 08-20-2010 10:46 PM
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
08-27-2010 10:03 PM
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.
08-27-2010 11:47 PM - edited 08-27-2010 11:54 PM
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.
08-29-2010 04:32 PM - edited 08-29-2010 04:35 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.