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06-03-2008

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Re: X60 - Screen flickers and screen shutoff - problem with power management or hardware failure?

2008-12-28, 22:39 PM

hello everyone, I hope you had a great Christmas!

I received my new battery and, of course, it solved nothing. After an hour or so on the phone with a supervisor, he suggested I send in my laptop and have the hard drive re-imaged. I asked him a few questions about saving files and mostly, the information was incorrect. I saved files using microsoft transfer feature. It did not copy and save many of my programs files, only microsoft programs. I re-imaged the hard drive myself, as sending it to Lenovo to do what I could do at home made no sense. The re-imaging has solved the problem. I have loaded and updated lenovo's updates ..... but nothing in the power manager or video area. THE BOTTOM LINE...LENOVO CONSIDERS RE-IMAGING AS THEIR ANSWER TO THE PROBLEM. I guess we can continue to ask about a better solution, but I doubt they really care and it will never be properly corrected. I am not sure if I will attempt any of their suggestions without taking a copy of my hard-drive so i could revert back to a working copy without all of the drama this experience provided.

let me know how you go....femrev

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04-05-2008

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Re: X60 - Screen flickers and screen shutoff - problem with power management or hardware failure?

2008-12-29, 11:13 AM

This is more or less another proof for our theory:

 

The bug was introduced by a buggy device driver later on. 

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Re: X60 - Screen flickers and screen shutoff - problem with power management or hardware failure?

2009-01-05, 7:13 AM

I also seem to be having the same problem.  It only happens when running on battery power.  I have the 1702-3JU (X60s).  I have added all of the latest updates.  I can't go without my computer so I haven't tried sending it in.  Has anyone experienced any drawbacks of rolling back to the earlier driver?

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2009-01-05, 15:17 PM
I have rolled back the video driver and not seen any change, nor has it recreated a new problem. I would be interested to see if just rolling back the power manager would fix it. I have re-imagined the hard-drive and reloaded software and seen it fix the problem. You can re-image the drive without sending in it for repair using the rescue and recovery option.
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Re: X60 - Screen flickers and screen shutoff - problem with power management or hardware failure?

2009-01-05, 22:59 PM

Femrev,

to which release did you roll back your video driver? The bug was introduced a while ago, so its likely you won't have the driver without the bug. 

 

I now run with driver version 6.14.10.4450 from 2005(!) which works around the bug. 

 

The Power Management is at the latest release...

 

dsp

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Re: X60 - Screen flickers and screen shutoff - problem with power management or hardware failure?

2009-01-05, 23:14 PM
I am using video driver 7.14.10.1437  dated 2/11/2008  but with the old power management settings. I guess if one is current and the other older....it works. Must be the two drivers do not work together....
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11-12-2008

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Re: X60 - Screen flickers and screen shutoff - problem with power management or hardware failure?

2009-01-06, 18:40 PM
I have 6.14.10.4860 from 8/9/2007 and I think the latest power manager.
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Re: X60 - Screen flickers and screen shutoff - problem with power management or hardware failure?

2009-01-08, 9:11 AM

Hello all,

 

I have experienced this problems since 10 months and still looking for a solution from Lenovo support. I did try to roll back but any of the 5 older version-drivers fixed my problem.

 

Anyone got the solution?

 

I have to use a driver for Vista, it fixed the screen flicker but I can't use the whole functionality of my x60s display!

 

Please keep this thread active!

 

Lenovo has to find a solution for this problem.

 

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Re: X60 - Screen flickers and screen shutoff - problem with power management or hardware failure?

2009-01-08, 18:12 PM
yes, I had to re-image my hard-drive and keep the drivers for intel and power--management older than May 2008. it fixed everything.
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Re: X60 - Screen flickers and screen shutoff - problem with power management or hardware failure?

2009-01-08, 18:32 PM

Femrev,

 

could you please give me the version of your graphics and power-management drivers?

 

If the only solution is to re-image, it's very annoying! Lenovo support team still does not give any feedback from the laptop sent?

 

Thanks for your support, Femrev

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