Welcome to our peer-to-peer forums, where owners help owners. Need help now? Visit eSupport here.

English Community

ThinkPad NotebooksThinkPad: X Series Laptops
All Forum Topics
Options

3 Posts

10-28-2010

USA

2 Signins

48 Page Views

  • Posts: 3
  • Registered: ‎10-28-2010
  • Location: USA
  • Views: 48
  • Message 81 of 96

Re: x201 display issue (random changes to screen contrast ratio)

2010-11-29, 19:17 PM

Whoa!

 

I am having this same exact problem. The contrast will change dramatically, causing the screen to turn bright white. 

It is very hard to read when this happens. 

 

By the way, I bought this laptop about a month or two ago.

 

What's going on Lenovo.

 

-Jay.

Reply
Options

1 Posts

12-04-2010

Seattle

12 Signins

83 Page Views

  • Posts: 1
  • Registered: ‎12-04-2010
  • Location: Seattle
  • Views: 83
  • Message 82 of 96

Re: x201 display issue (random changes to screen contrast ratio)

2010-12-04, 6:59 AM

I am experiencing the issue as well. It happens at what seem to be random intervals.

 

X201 Win7 Ultimate x64 i5 with Intel graphics.

Reply
Options

14 Posts

12-11-2010

Toronto

38 Signins

164 Page Views

  • Posts: 14
  • Registered: ‎12-11-2010
  • Location: Toronto
  • Views: 164
  • Message 83 of 96

Re: x201 display issue (random changes to screen contrast ratio)

2010-12-11, 4:03 AM

So when is  lenovo releasing the new drivers?? I bought my new brand new x201 a month ago and disappointingly I am seeing this problem at least a few times per session. Please lenovo step up and do something.

Other than this, the machine is great.

Reply
Options

110 Posts

10-26-2009

Los Angeles, CA

160 Signins

834 Page Views

  • Posts: 110
  • Registered: ‎10-26-2009
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Views: 834
  • Message 84 of 96

Re: x201 display issue (random changes to screen contrast ratio)

2010-12-14, 7:56 AM

Would someone mind posting a screen capture of this problem?

Reply
Options

8095 Posts

11-19-2007

United States of America

10101 Signins

400183 Page Views

  • Posts: 8095
  • Registered: ‎11-19-2007
  • Location: United States of America
  • Views: 400183
  • Message 85 of 96

Re: x201 display issue (random changes to screen contrast ratio)

2010-12-14, 15:21 PM

aripad,

 

I believe the updated drivers should be available through the support site in early January.

 

If you would like to try a set of beta drivers that seem to be successful, please send Jamez a PM.

 

Jayman, et all,

 

Please see Jamez ' last post on Page 8 of this thread

 

Thanks!

 

Mark

Reply
Options

110 Posts

10-26-2009

Los Angeles, CA

160 Signins

834 Page Views

  • Posts: 110
  • Registered: ‎10-26-2009
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Views: 834
  • Message 86 of 96

Re: x201 display issue (random changes to screen contrast ratio)

2010-12-14, 18:18 PM

Mark, I have to experience the same problem described by other owners. The only contrast issue I have is when the computer is first turned on or returns from sleep / hibernate but that disappears once the display "warms up" (?) -- the icons in the taskbar and menus icons (in browser, Outlook, etc) look a bit washed out but returns to normal. Is this a part of the issue others have explained?

Reply
Options

5 Posts

06-21-2009

Riverside, CA

11 Signins

100 Page Views

  • Posts: 5
  • Registered: ‎06-21-2009
  • Location: Riverside, CA
  • Views: 100
  • Message 87 of 96

Re: x201 display issue (random changes to screen contrast ratio)

2010-12-18, 3:17 AM
PM sent to JameZ. In what category is the driver? Video? BIOS?
Reply
Options

5 Posts

06-21-2009

Riverside, CA

11 Signins

100 Page Views

  • Posts: 5
  • Registered: ‎06-21-2009
  • Location: Riverside, CA
  • Views: 100
  • Message 88 of 96

Re: x201 display issue (random changes to screen contrast ratio)

2010-12-18, 3:31 AM

Not sure how to edit my post, but I know the answer to my own question now.

 

EDIT: Figured THAT out too. I'm just too good.

Reply
Options

93 Posts

12-03-2010

United States of America

203 Signins

895 Page Views

  • Posts: 93
  • Registered: ‎12-03-2010
  • Location: United States of America
  • Views: 895
  • Message 89 of 96

Re: x201 display issue (random changes to screen contrast ratio)

2010-12-25, 12:52 PM

Add me to the list.  I've had my x201 for a little over a week and the contrast ratio swing happens to me almost daily.  It never quite washes out the entire screen but it is definitely noticeable and very annoying.  It's interesting to see how it happens fairly quickly, but then disappears very slowly... almost looks like you're eyes are playing tricks on you and you're forced to look away and look back to see the differences (between what the screen looks like normally and while under the influence of the "contrast bug").  And I have no idea why some people think it could have something to do with power management.  While I only notice the bug under battery use, the screen actually gets brighter... so it should, if anything, INCREASE the demand on the battery.   I'm surprised this issue hasn't been resolved yet... it's 6+ months in the making.

Reply
Answer
Options

3538 Posts

07-12-2010

Malaysia

5065 Signins

104816 Page Views

  • Posts: 3538
  • Registered: ‎07-12-2010
  • Location: Malaysia
  • Views: 104816
  • Message 90 of 96

Re: x201 display issue (random changes to screen contrast ratio)

2010-12-30, 3:20 AM

Hi all,

 

The official driver is up on our site.

 

Support site

 

For those who are using the beta drivers, please update them.

 

Also do confirm if it helps solve the issue.

 

//JameZ

0 person found this solution to be helpful.

This helped me too

Reply
Forum Home

Community Guidelines

Please review our Guidelines before posting.

Learn More

Check out current deals!

Go Shop
X

Save

X

Delete

X

No, I don’t want to share ideas Yes, I agree to these terms