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06-11-2008

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

2008-07-24, 3:31 AM

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It would be nice if this problem can be identified soon...


hehe, looks like we better change ours x60 to something more serios about drivers.

This issue already how many? 4 or 6 month?

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

2008-08-11, 20:18 PM

 All,

 

Any volunteers who still have the issue, or can re-create the issue on their system who are in the US and would be willing to send us their system for a couple of days?

 

As you know, Bloo tried to re-create, and like some of the other issues, we need system that reliably produces the symptoms in order to test out.

 

Please send me  PM if you want to volunteer.

 

Mark

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

2008-08-12, 3:57 AM

My hardware is 1709-CTO

All the drivers and updates applied.

 

 

1. I get the annoying flicker when on battery power and 100% wireless power.  I have only started noticing it withint last month or so. I am pretty sure it was not there before or else I would have noticed it earlier.

 

2. Just discovered another annoying problem that I only started perceving rencently. Sometimes after using the battery power and switching to power the brightness of the screen never recovers back to full.  Hitting the Fn + Page Up and giving it all the brightness bars makes it impossible to restore back to full brightness. After a full reboot full bightness comes back.  Is this some sort of  new Green feature?  Just joking :) Really --  plese I want my bright screen back on power.

 

3. Sometimes again on battery power. The screen goes back. Puting the computer completely to sleep with Fn-F4 and coming back restores the screen. Reboot seems to help I think.

 

If I spot a pattern and exactly what triggers this I'll post some more info.

 

Here is some system info:

Driver Version:              7.14.10.1437
Operating System:        Windows Vista (TM) Business* , Service Pack 1 (6.0.6001)

Accelerator in Use:        Mobile Intel(R) 945 Express Chipset Family
Video BIOS:        1313
Current Graphics Mode:    1024 by 768 True Color (50 Hz)

 

 

 

 

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

2008-08-12, 18:00 PM
I have a 1709-A57 with Windows XP Professional (EN) and also have this problem. Does anyone know where I might get the older driver from?
Message Edited by helloaram on 08-12-2008 11:00 AM
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Re: X60 - Screen flickers and screen shutoff - problem with power management or hardware failure?

2008-08-17, 11:17 AM

I am from germany and I need my notebook, so that i can not sent it...

 

I have test same Intel Drivers... the problems began after updating to current version...

 

When I go back to this Version: 

 

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Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator Driver for Mobile Report

Report Date: 08/17/2008
Report Time[hr:mm:ss]: 13:01:01
Driver Version: 6.14.10.4860
Operating System: Windows XP* Professional, Service Pack 3 (5.1.2600)
Default Language: German
DirectX* Version: 9.0
Physical Memory: 2038 MB
Minimum Graphics Memory: 8 MB
Maximum Graphics Memory: 224 MB
Graphics Memory in Use: 14 MB
Processor: x86 family 6 Model 15 Stepping 6
Processor Speed: 1995 MHZ
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this flicker/blackout do not occur.... So this ist a solution.... but only a work-arround....

 

Now 3 hole accu-zyklen without any grafik-problem...

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

2008-08-20, 10:56 AM
Does it really take that long to fix this problem??? This seems to be software (driver) related issue... the flickering screen annoyes the heck out of me!
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08-20-2008

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

2008-08-20, 12:10 PM
Hm, I don't know if this is helpful or not, but I own an X61, and prior to shutdown the screen flickers for a second, and when it enters screensaver mode, the backlight shuts off completely...I am sure it has something to do with the ThinkVantage updates...
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Re: X60 - Screen flickers and screen shutoff - problem with power management or hardware failure?

2008-08-22, 14:21 PM

Exact same problem on X60 Tablet.

 

1. Only happens on battery power

2. Screen flickers slightly for an undetermined amount of time before turning one color (usually black, grey, or dark bluish)

3. Going into standby and waking the computer up returns the screen to normal (Fn+F4)

4. Downgrading Intel display drivers fixed the issue

 

I am running:  Vista SP1,  Downgraded Intel Driver (7.14.10.1329)

 

I don't have Lenovo power manager installed so I know that can't be it.

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08-26-2008

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

2008-08-26, 16:21 PM

Hi all, has anyone figured this out?  Has Lenovo found a fix?  My x-60 is a year old or so, I hadnt had think vantage on, so yesterday I turn it on and get all the updates

 

 

and the machine **bleep**d dow every ten seconds now, what a upgrade !!!!!!!

 

I am about to go insane, this is a work critical computer and Thankvantage just royally scrwed me

 

I cant afffford this and I am losing money as I type, 

 

how to I roll back the video driver?  I cant even find a "video driver" in the device manager

 

 

can someone save me and write instructions for dummies?

 

I am withering on the vine here

 

 

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02-17-2008

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

2008-08-26, 16:51 PM
if you go into system property under system in control panel click on the video card or display card icon, and click on property, there is an option to roll back your driver, or alternatively just delete the video driver all together, and download a new one.
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