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Paper Tape
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Registered: ‎11-21-2017
Location: CA
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T460s - Black Screen problem

Hi I am having black screen problem with my T460s :


  • The black screen usually happens when waking up from sleep
  • When connected to dock station, the other monitor works fine (only the built in display is black)
  • All the BIOS and Windows are updated as well as the intel graphic update
  • I have to reset the computer over 20 times in order to get the screen working
  • The problem isn't only when connected to dock station but when the computer does not have second display also.

I wonder if anyone has this issue.




Intel Core i7-6600U Processor (2.60GHz), 8.0GB RAM, 1x256GB SSD SATA, Windows 7 Professional 64 preinstalled through downgrade rights in Windows 10 Pro, 14.0in 2560x1440, Intel HD Graphics 520, 720p HD Camera, Card Reader, Fingerprint Reader, TrackPoint with TouchPad, Ethernet, Intel Wireless-AC 8260(2x2 AC) with BT4.1, , 3 Cell Lithium-Ion, (1x)

What's DOS?
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Registered: ‎06-27-2018
Location: CA
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T460s Black Screen issue

Hi, I'm having these black screen issue on my T460s laptop for a while.


It started when I tried to connect my laptop to an external display using HDMI connection. After that, every time I shut down my laptop and started it again, it will likely to went into black screen. When I connected to external display, it functioned well on external screen. And then I pulled out HDMI and went back to my own laptop, it will fix the black screen issue and displayed normally.


I suspected it was a driver issue but I updated so many versions of HD520 driver available on thinkpad T460s support, the problem was still unresolved. 


Anyone had the same problem as well and know how to fix it?

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Registered: ‎06-27-2018
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Re: T460s - Black Screen problem



Just want you to know I have the same problem. Especially after connected with secondary display. 


After quitting connected with external display, I usually started with a black screen next time. 


Have you figured out the problem and solved it? 





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Registered: ‎10-01-2018
Location: US
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Re: T460s - Black Screen problem

I had this exact same problem and I fixed mine by going to

\control panel\system and security\system\device manager\system devices

Then Right Click on every item in system devices by going to \properties and update driver


I had some corrupted drivers from intel dated 1970 which I believe were causing my blanking screen problems. (one labelled ‘xeon’ something and another was ‘thermal’ something something).they were updated doing this.

Another thing I did and im not sure if it had any impact was that I went to the bios and restored default settings.

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