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Re: Brightness cannot be changed after standby/resume-cycles

2010-05-19, 20:26 PM

Running the latest drivers and software still doesn't resolve the issue as of May 19, 2010.

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Re: Brightness cannot be changed after standby/resume-cycles

2010-06-29, 5:15 AM

Are there any updates on this issue? It's been two months since a moderator asked users for their machine type and other information.

 

It is really annoying that this happens. My x61t does this all the time. I have to close and open the lid. My settings on lid close is to do nothing (not to go to standby).

 

My next computer will be a Macbook pro 13 for sure. I'm tired of Windows bugs and low quality hardware. I've been a Dos/Windows user all my life, but I really hate having to deal with these problems all the time. Capped SATA interface is also a very big disappointing 'feature' when using an SSD. 

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Re: Brightness cannot be changed after standby/resume-cycles

2010-07-21, 22:35 PM
I updated to the latest BIOS release hoping that it will resolve the issue... sadly it did not. The problem still occurs.
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Re: Brightness cannot be changed after standby/resume-cycles

2010-07-22, 7:06 AM

Hi hp79, Navck,

I"m sorry that have not updated here. I've checked the info given by you all, however, there does not seem to be a pattern here because some users are using T400, T410, T500, T510, x61 table, x200 tablet, T60,etc.

From the limited data i have (as some info given are not complete), the only 3 things i notice are Power Manager v3.2, Chipset driver version 9.1.1.1023, and the ultimate workaround is closing/opening lid (off and on the display only).

Since you're in US, it would be easier for me to log a case with your info. Do you mind to share with me the info below via private message?

1. Full Name
2. Phone Contact
3. Machine Serial Number

Let me know.

 

Thank you very much.

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Cleo


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Re: Brightness cannot be changed after standby/resume-cycles

2010-08-09, 22:34 PM

T510 and SAME problem here, exactly the same (and thank goodness for these forums, because I hadn't realized the closing/opening of the lid was a temporary 'fix' for this.) 

 

When I had called ThinkPad support, they seemed to have NO information about this issue being a problem for customers, and had me reinstall Power Manager and Hotkeys, which did not solve this problem re-occurring.  My experience with the brightness is not adjustable usually after the computer has been in Standby for a while, often while on battery power.  I have "No action" programmed for lid closing. 

 

My system: T510  4313-CTO

Power Manager 3.25

BIOS 1.27

Hotkey Features:

  Lenovo System Interface Driver 1.02

  On Screen Display 6.10.00

 

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Re: Brightness cannot be changed after standby/resume-cycles

2010-08-11, 3:22 AM
Tpad-Howie,

Do you mind to send me a private message for i need your machine serial number to share it with the engineering about this issue that faced by some users reported here.

Many thanks!

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Re: Brightness cannot be changed after standby/resume-cycles

2010-09-15, 5:46 AM

Hi All,

 

There is a new version of Power Manager published in support site recently. Could you try it out and check if the same issue happens?

 

Power Manager for Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit), Vista (32-bit, 64-bit) - ThinkPad

 

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Re: Brightness cannot be changed after standby/resume-cycles

2010-09-29, 12:54 PM

Hi,

 

I have the same problem with my new T410. I installed this new Power Manager 3.30 (I suppose my previous one had the same version), but unfortunately the problem still persists.

 

Best,

Suav

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Re: Brightness cannot be changed after standby/resume-cycles

2010-10-01, 1:55 AM

ok i downloaded the new thinkvantage system updater and  Power Manager 3.30, i have the latest drivers, still have the issue, if the laptop lid is closed and running for too long, about 15 minutes, brightness goes to 0 dim with no control or osd.  There are only two ways to get it back, #1 in device manager uninstall the video card and reinstall,  #2 reboot computer.  standby or hibration will not yeild a result. i am using windows 7 ultimate, fully updated, and lenovo t60, type 2007-64u with xwga+ and ATI Mobility Radeon X1400 video adapter. PLEASE LENOVO, i am a huge user of yours and have the new t410s which is working great. HELP !!!!

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Re: Brightness cannot be changed after standby/resume-cycles

2010-10-01, 12:28 PM

 

Can each of you give me a procedure to reproduce this issue? What will really help is a procedure that can induce the fail 100% of the time if possible.  I'll need to know what system you are using and machine type model number. If I need your serial number I'll email you separately.

 

For now, I'm taking my T410s and closing the lid (close lid=do nothing) for 15 min and will see if I can reproduce this. 

     (Update: Been trying this all morning, so far no recreate)

 

Deanwys, I've seen many people say they can close their lid and reopen it and the OSD now works. This doesn't help you?

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