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

2010-01-20, 4:01 AM

Pardon the sarcasm but it must  be obvious that a problem thread that is 2 years old is about PCs that are at least 2 years old; approaching obsolescence.  I've enjoyed my X60s other than this problem (and Vista, for which we can't blame Lenovo) but given the support I'll never buy another.

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01-05-2009

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

2010-01-20, 6:12 AM

I'm considering upgrading the laptop to Windows 7.  One of the earlier posts stated that it is OK with the AERO interface.  Has anyone else had a similar experience?  I'm currently running XP with 6.14.10.4860 and I'm not experiencing any problems.  I had upgraded and started experiencing the problem but was able to solve it by rolling back the driver.

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

2010-01-20, 18:37 PM

Still any reply from Cleo... Hope we could get some positive feedbacks from Cleo.

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

2010-02-08, 3:02 AM

I went ahead and upgraded to Windows 7 (clean install).  I've been using the laptop intensively for more than a week and have not seen the issue.

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

2010-02-08, 3:51 AM

well i guess roll back the driver is the right choice. dont wait ~

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

2010-03-02, 18:31 PM

I do not own an X60, and actually only came across this post while looking into the same problem with my HPdv1000.

Since the only common thread here seems to be the drivers (I have the Intel Express Chipset Family 945G), and based on my own experience, that IS the issue.

 

I never had these problems initially. In the last several weeks I finally updadted to the most recent driver to fix compatibility issues with a game I was trying to run. After installing the driver, things were okay for a day or so, and then I began experiencing similar issues to everyone here: My screen will flicker and flash, and at times the screen will go off while the CPU keeps running and the only way to get it back is either to restart, or hibernate and then resume Windows (I am currently running XP for the record). Also, this problem only seems to pop up when the laptop is unplugged and on the wireless (though I'm not sure how related this is).

 

When I roll back my driver all the way back to the original in 2005, the problem vanishes. When I reinstalled it (using the .exe, not manually) the problem came back. I have still not found a good fix for this problem and would be more than happy to try almost anything at this point. Still, hopefully this narrows it down for those of you unsure which component was messing up. Let me know your thoughts!

 

 

 

Edit: This problem does not seem restricted to wireless use. Recently I have disabled my wireless when the laptop is unplugged and the issue continues. It does seem a little less frequent, but that is my extremely subjective judgement.

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

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

2010-03-24, 20:43 PM

I seem to have the same problem as many of you here. I run X60 Tablet, Intel Core Duo L2400 @ 1.66 GHz, 3 GB RAM, Mobile Intel 945 Express Chipset graphic card with Windows 7 Ultimate (32bit).

 

My X60 Tablet screen randomly blacks out, less frequently whites out or very seldom also end up fully red or blue. Other than losing the picture - the functionality of the laptop appears to remain - the programs keep on running, blind typing produces text in the open word processor program. DVD rolls on. Sound is available etc. The only "fix" is blind sleep/suspend/hibernate and waking up. 

 

This problem started approx 4-5 months ago and ca 2-3 months ago became a real nuisance. 1 month ago I upgraded my Vista to Windows 7, which improved the situation for a short while, but thereafter the problem started again. Lately even ca every 15 minutes. Even typing this post here in forum - I experienced the blackout once. I do not know if it is my guess, but it seems to me that the blackouts are more frequent during visiting websites with flash graphics. But I am not absolutely sure about this.

 

It does not matter if the computer is running on battery or plugged into power socket. Graphics driver rollback has not helped either. Any other ideas in the meantime???

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

2010-03-24, 20:46 PM

Before I figured out that rolling back the driver helped, I found that decreasing the hardware accelaration helped.

Of course I couldn't want DVDs sometimes, but it was better than a black screen.

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

2010-03-24, 23:51 PM

I would love to roll back to the orginal driver, but I can't find it on the web. Help!!!

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