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deathbots
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Registered: ‎03-19-2009
Location: Illinois, USA
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Multiple X201T Issues solved - sleep issues, lock issues, multiple monitor / dock issues

Hi, guys.  

 

Immediately after getting my tablet last summer, I installed Win 7 Enterprise, which our corporation is licensed for as a microsoft SA customer.  Win 7 Enterprise has all the features of Ultimate edition, including Bitlocker, which I needed.  I even restored the machine using disks I got from our Lenovo account manager and had the same problems as the corporate image.  My tablet has the touch screen functionality.

 

I had the following issues with the tablet, which are now resolved:

 

Trackpad randomly messing up

http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/X-Series-Tablet-ThinkPad-Laptops/X201T-trackpad-issues-randomly-tries-to...

 

The tablet, from day one, needed a new trackpad.  The part took over 4 weeks to arrive, but it did fix the problem once it was replaced.  I tried a billion software solutions (different drivers, tweaks, etc ... ) and blew a lot of time, so if you have this issue, just get your trackpad replaced.

 

External Monitor didn't work with dock

http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/X-Series-Tablet-ThinkPad-Laptops/X201T-multi-monitor-issue-with-Ultrabas...

 

The solution was to use a displayport to DVI adapter for my Dell 24" monitor.  The Displayport takes so long to sync with the monitor that it thinks it's not getting a signal, and the laptop turns off that display shortly after trying to activate it.  This happens most of the time.  Using a DVI adapter worked great.  I wound up propping up my tablet in portrait mode with a cheap laptop stand from a big box office supply store so I can have OneNote up on the tablet screen all day.

 

 

The final two problems were solved with the application of a Windows hotfix:

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-74813

 

Thank you RP68

 

 

Laptop won't sleep or shut down

http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/X-Series-Tablet-ThinkPad-Laptops/X201T-won-t-shut-down-hard-disk-light-f...

At the end of each computing session, I had to shut windows down with a hold of the power button.  This was tremendously disruptive.

 

Laptop won't lock, won't log out, can't bring up Ctrl-Alt-Del screen

http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/X-Series-Tablet-ThinkPad-Laptops/X201T-tablet-can-t-lock-the-computer-or...

 

This was awful.  As I sometimes ran programs under network-wide elevated privileges and have a sensitive inbox, it meant I basically had to hold the power down to shut the machine off when I had to go to the bathroom.  

 

 

Why No System Update?

Lenovo - the fact that this hotfix did not appear as a required update in Lenovo System Update caused me a lot of grief.  If you have a technical reason why it was only available on the website, I'd like to hear about it.  Otherwise, please do your tablet customers a favor and put this in system update.  There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that the hotfix solved all my most serious issues, despite a description from Microsoft that doesn't seem to match the symptoms.

 

I'm a happy guy now that all my stuff works.  A bad computer can really make your life hard.

 

 

 

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Re: Multiple X201T Issues solved - sleep issues, lock issues, multiple monitor / dock issues

@deathbots,

Thanks for sharing the steps you took to solve the issue, I will drop a comment to the TVSU about this to see if it is possible to implement this moving forward.

Thanks again
//JameZ

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