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Re: x300 crashes after upgrading to Win7 only when unplugged

Buy a new X220 or reinstall your X300 in Vista...

ThinkPad X220, I7 2620M, 8GB RAM, Intel 320 160GB SSD, IPS screen, USB 3.0, Bluethoot, Cam, Win 7 pro 64, BIOS: 1.17, Model: 4286-CTO, Fabrication date: 07/11
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Re: x300 crashes after upgrading to Win7 only when unplugged

It is a software issue with the driver of Intel GM965 Integrated Graphics. You should disable the Refresh Rate switch at plug/unplug in the driver's control panel. It is used as a power saving feature to switch from 60Hz to 50Hz at unplug, but it conflicts with the driver's other power saving features and something from Lenovo.

I don't have a X300 at hand so I cannot give out any instruction for you. But I think right click on desktop and there should be a menu looks like "Display Properties..." will bring you the interface that contains the said options.
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Re: x300 crashes after upgrading to Win7 only when unplugged

Does that have anything to do with the screen dimming when I unplug? I was unable to disable the feature just switched to 50Hz. Thanks

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Re: x300 crashes after upgrading to Win7 only when unplugged

send the laptop in, and ask the depot to install the Windows Vista and test the machine under Vista.

Only this way can you really have a footing to argue for a replacement machine.
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Re: x300 crashes after upgrading to Win7 only when unplugged

@nothappy1 No I think screen dimming is because on AC/Battery uses different setting for brightness. You can adjust the brightness with FN+PgDn/PgUp. The refresh rate setting may be in the Power Saving tab of the Display Properties interface.
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Re: x300 crashes after upgrading to Win7 only when unplugged

it works under Vista albeit slower....

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Re: x300 crashes after upgrading to Win7 only when unplugged

yes i know the settings, just puzzled that screen brightness on full for unplugged as well and it still dimms, thanks
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Re: x300 crashes after upgrading to Win7 only when unplugged

so it works under Vista with no BSOD when you are on battery?
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Re: x300 crashes after upgrading to Win7 only when unplugged

Yes AFTER upgrading to 7. Vista works fine