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eos
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Access connnections works some days, is dead other days (W520)

Sometimes when I boot the W520, the access connections tray icong thing is greyed out, sometimes its brightly coloured and shows the current connection.

 

E.g. at home I ahve a wired connection called home, whith my home printer set as default.

At work I ahve a wired connection with a different printer (and a different IP range).

 

The days when its greyed out, if I lauch the access connections dialogue (which take an ridiculously long time - what is it doing?), there are no locations profiles, even though I have about 20.

 

On the days when its working, I see a whole load of location profiles, and It choses the right printer and shows the right location profile name in the tray icon.

 

Its about 50%/50%, but seems to be getting worse.

 

sleeping and waking dont affect it - it stays dead or alive.

 

Occasionally it crashes (as do all the lenovo apps)

 

Anyone else had this?

 

Any work arounds?

 

I have done a lenovo update, and its at version 5.85.

 

Simon.

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Registered: ‎12-26-2009
Location: Vancouver
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Re: Access connnections works some days, is dead other days (W520)

I'd not use Access Connections if you don't need it.

.NET programs are a bit of a drag.
W520: i7-2720QM, Q2000M at 1080/688/1376, 21GB RAM, 500GB + 750GB HDD, FHD screen & MB168B+
X61T: L7500, 3GB RAM, 500GB HDD, XGA screen, Ultrabase
Y3P: 5Y70, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, QHD+ screen
eos
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Re: Access connnections works some days, is dead other days (W520)

How do I get rid of it?

I switch networks serveral times a day, and its handy when it works, but has the HUGE proglem that it cripples me to only being able to use one connection at a time (i.e. cant have one route to wireless, and one route wired - it always disables one or the other).
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Registered: ‎12-26-2009
Location: Vancouver
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Re: Access connnections works some days, is dead other days (W520)

Windows has a simple network selection system, so if you're never in a place where two networks are in overlapping range, then Windows' system will work fine.

You can uninstall it in Programs and Features. It should be called ThinkVantage Access Connections.
W520: i7-2720QM, Q2000M at 1080/688/1376, 21GB RAM, 500GB + 750GB HDD, FHD screen & MB168B+
X61T: L7500, 3GB RAM, 500GB HDD, XGA screen, Ultrabase
Y3P: 5Y70, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, QHD+ screen
Serial Port
Posts: 66
Registered: ‎08-04-2011
Location: Italy
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Re: Access connnections works some days, is dead other days (W520)

I'm getting this too.

Sometimes it starts greyed out and sometimes the power manager (battery logo) does the same too.

It's just happening in the last 30 days or so, before I don't remember them doing this...

 

luckily this doesn't happen often.

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W520 on win8.1/linux | X220 | and some older stuff 760 onwards Smiley Happy
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Re: Access connnections works some days, is dead other days (W520)

Power Manager's taskbar icon is always greyed out for me for a few seconds at boot due to asynchroneous loading. It works normally after in all cases.
W520: i7-2720QM, Q2000M at 1080/688/1376, 21GB RAM, 500GB + 750GB HDD, FHD screen & MB168B+
X61T: L7500, 3GB RAM, 500GB HDD, XGA screen, Ultrabase
Y3P: 5Y70, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, QHD+ screen
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Posts: 66
Registered: ‎08-04-2011
Location: Italy
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Re: Access connnections works some days, is dead other days (W520)

[ Edited ]

ColonelONeill, ironically I started my W520 to read this thread.

The error happened.

 

While loading windows, it loads desktop, icons and then show a Lenovo message in my language:

"Power Manager stopped working, should i try to find updates to solve this problem?" or something like this.

I have 3.65 PM version, so it says there are no updates.

 

Then I click OK and it appears the typical W7 error window (like this, but imagine "Thinkpad bla bla Power Manager stopped working, instead of catalyst):

 

Then I click "check online for a solution and close the program".

It close that window, a progress bar start moving like it's finding something, but the it closes and all ends here.

 

Power Manager stays grey and no numbers are displayed in the battery icon, only "- - -"

 

I must to say that when PM crashes at boot, a second before I have similar crash of "Two Finger Scroll from Google Code", telling me a german message.

 

They always crash together. When TwoFingerScrool crashes while loading, PM crashes too.

 

I'll try to post the screenshots next time.

 

 

EDIT: I wrote a post about PM 3.65 crash at boot here: http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkVantage-Technologies/W520-PM-3-65-random-crash-at-boot/td-p/648401

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Paper Tape
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Registered: ‎05-16-2012
Location: Edison, NJ
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Re: Access connnections works some days, is dead other days (W520)

I have the same problem -- but only with Access Connections on the W520... On a T-60, I never had this problem...  Any idea why this is so??