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Re: T400s random shutdowns

2009-12-15, 14:27 PM

Just experienced my first random shutdown. Or rather, didn't experience it, as it happened while the computer was in sleep mode and I was away.

System Details:

 

Model: 2808-D9G

Bios 1.07

Video Bios: 8.15.10.1968

Samsung SSD

4GB Lenovo Ram

Win 7 32-Bit

Intel SP9600

 

Hoped I wouldn't, but now I've joined the club...

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Re: T400s random shutdowns

2009-12-15, 14:59 PM

This may be unrelated, but I used to get shutdowns while in sleep mode (the machine would reboot when I tried to wake it up) about once a week.  I removed the Lenovo integrated camera driver about two months ago, because of another issue (the camera driver seemed to be keeping Windows from shutting down properly).  Since removing the camera driver I've not had a shutdown.  

 

Again this may be unrelated as I am running XP on my T400s.

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Re: T400s random shutdowns

2009-12-16, 4:33 AM

Hi All,

 

Just wanted to update you all on my findings today:

- As I mentioned earlier, I haven't had a shutdown in approx. 3 weeks now *touches wood* (previously I was getting them 1-2 times a week). Approx. 2-3 weeks ago I ran into the known Intel video glitch issue, so I reverted my video driver to 8.15.10.1855.

- In my work place, we have 3 T400s'. 2 (including mine) have the shutdown issue, the other does not. The other T400s with the shutdown issue had a shutdown 4 days ago and has video driver 1872 installed.

- The T400s that doesn't have the shutdown issue has video driver 1855 (and as far as I know has never been updated since Windows 7 was installed).

- I have also gone back to default BIOS settings.

 

So, has anyone with video driver 8.15.10.1855 had a random shutdown?

 

-Steve

 

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2009-12-17, 18:12 PM

 

I don't know if I ever had that version of the video driver. I had .1872 until today when I updated to .1986. Within two hours I had my latest random shutdown. Video BIOS (for what that's worth - and I think nothing at this point) is 1736.1.
I think Lenovo needs to put us all on their payroll for all the troubleshooting we're doing for them on our time with their broken machines.  It's hard to express how disappointed I am in them.

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So, has anyone with video driver 8.15.10.1855 had a random shutdown?

 

-Steve

 


 

 

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Re: T400s random shutdowns

2009-12-17, 20:54 PM

 


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I don't know if I ever had that version of the video driver. I had .1872 until today when I updated to .1986. Within two hours I had my latest random shutdown. Video BIOS (for what that's worth - and I think nothing at this point) is 1736.1.
I think Lenovo needs to put us all on their payroll for all the troubleshooting we're doing for them on our time with their broken machines.  It's hard to express how disappointed I am in them.

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So, has anyone with video driver 8.15.10.1855 had a random shutdown?

 

-Steve

 


 

 


 

jsperson3. I am using 1872 and have the same Video BIOS version. I also use dock half time. No shutdown ever in Win 7.

 

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Re: T400s random shutdowns

2009-12-18, 0:16 AM

No shutdowns since going back to 1855

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Re: T400s random shutdowns

2009-12-18, 8:11 AM

 


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I don't know if I ever had that version of the video driver. I had .1872 until today when I updated to .1986. Within two hours I had my latest random shutdown. Video BIOS (for what that's worth - and I think nothing at this point) is 1736.1.


 

Try 1855 or 1892 as mentioned before,  and you will most likely not have anymore random shutdowns.

 

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Re: T400s random shutdowns

2009-12-18, 8:16 AM

 


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jsperson3. I am using 1872 and have the same Video BIOS version. I also use dock half time. No shutdown ever in Win 7.

 


wesleyyin,  did you downgrade recently to 1872? I remember you using 1892 drivers

 

 

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Re: T400s random shutdowns

2009-12-18, 8:37 AM

Went back to 1855 and have had no shutdowns since. Though the Video display settings interface isn't as good as the later versions. Can someone confirm that 1892 works too? Is the interface good? I often switch between Display cloning, one screen and expanded desktop, and preferred the controls in the later version.

 

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Re: T400s random shutdowns

2009-12-18, 8:44 AM

 


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wrote:

 

 

jsperson3. I am using 1872 and have the same Video BIOS version. I also use dock half time. No shutdown ever in Win 7.

 


wesleyyin,  did you downgrade recently to 1872? I remember you using 1892 drivers

 

 


 

No, I didn't downgrade. 1892 was either my typo or someone else's. sorry about it.

 

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