11-06-2013 11:36 PM
My 3.5 year old X201s that has been working like a charm has developed a nasty problem:
None of the "normal" methods to get the system to "turn off" seems to be working any longer. The OS (Win7Pro-32bit) does its normal thing during sleep / hibernate / shutdown, the screen eventually goes blank but the system never goes into the appropriate powered down state. The area under the CPU becomes hot and the system is totally unresponsive to Fn button, mouse button, lid opening, power button press.
"Start->Shutdown" or single Power button press results in battery LED solidly lit, no "beep". Systemis unresponsive to subsequent normal power on.
"Fn+F4 Sleep" or Close Lid results in Battery and Moon LED solidly lit, single "beep". System is unresponsive to any subsequent normal wakeup attempts.
"Fn+F4 Hibernate" results in Battery and Power and LED solidly lit, moon blinking, no "beep". System is unresponsive to any subsequent normal wakeup attempts.
In all cases, I have to press and hold the power button for 5 sec (at which point all LEDs turn off as they should) to then be able to normally boot the system again. Upon booting, Windows does not complain of any improper shutdown and boots normally from scratch (sleep/shutdown scenario) and in the hibernate scenario, resumes properly.
I have the latest BIOS and Thinkvantage updates installed, have turned off Blutooth, disabled "always-on USB" , have also uninstalled Thinkvantage Power Manager but have not seen any change.
Reading some of the other threads on here about aging thermal paste and hot running CPUs, could this have fried some of my Power management circuitry?
Could an overheated
Any insight would be much appreciated!
11-09-2013 07:27 PM
- I applied the Intel ME firmware update 126.96.36.1996, see
but this did not fix anything.