Lenovo T400 / T500 :: No Display After Installing Win 7 Home Premium On T400
May 4, 2014
Bought a refurb T400 and installed a PNY SSD in it. It POST's okay and I can access bios. I can also read/install Linux from DVD just fine.
Trouble is when I insert my win7 home premium DVD into the drive and boot it, I get POST and then I get a black screen. It seems to be reading the drive and when I interrupt with the Esc key or open the DVD drive, I get a Windows menu explaining that the installation has been interrupted.
I've looked at the bios options and can't see anything obvious that should be changed.
I just got a new Thinkpad 540p but it can't consistently connect to my home wireless network. Since a day of getting it, it was able to connect on 3 separate occasions. One being the one during the initial set up which was fine. But after that it will resort to a limited access state after a few minutes as well as with the other instances that I was able to connect. The same thing happens if I try to restart it right away after connecting. It goes to limited access. If I disconnect and try to reconnect, it won't allow me to. It prompts me to a troubleshooting step which did not work at all. I've been trying all day and night to look up solutions but with no clear one ....
This one runs on Windows 7 btw.... The wireless adapter is just a 2x2 11b/g/n wireless lan m.2 adapter... updated drivers and everything. Also, none of our other devices such as mobile phones and an HP desktop have problems connecting.
I bought a T540p. It came with windows 8. I tried to install windows 7 pro 64 bit. It now hangs on the starting windows screen and I can't get to the desktop. how I can get it to work? Are there any bios settings that need to be different for windows 7?
I have tried to make a fresh Windows 7 installation, but after installing updates via Lenovo System Update the system gets corrupt.I replaced the hard drive on an T400 and loaded a image that I had on to the drive. After a installing a few updates and program I noticed strange system beaver. So I did a system file check and it came back that files was corrupt and cold not be repaired.So I did a new fresh Windows install. But it to became corrupt after just running Windows Update and Lenovo System Update.So I ran some hard drive and memory diagnostic without find and problems.
Then I did a new Windows 7 install again. After I installed all recommended updates from Windows Update I did a system file check, all OK. The I installed Lenovo System Update and all its recommended updates and did a new system file check, Windows system files corrupt. What Lenovo update is destroying the system?
I got T510. The display went out and all I can see is flickering screen so I cannot see anything. I am getting T540p. What is the best way for me to move data from my hard drive to the new one? At least I would like to move pictures and documents, I got no backup.
I was watching a film on my projector, from my Lenovo T510 laptop, using a Display Port to HDMI cable. There was a thunderstorm and a powercut during the film, but my laptop wasnt plugged in at the time. Then when I touched the Display port end of the cable, which is plugged in to my laptop, it was too hot to touch, and had was slightly bulging and mis shapen! Now it has cooled down and just looks and feels normal. Very strange, and I dont see how it could have been related to the storm and powercut, but it seems a bit too coincidental! I have used this cable multiple times before and never noticed this, but then again maybe I wouldnt have ever touched it until it had cooled down. But I it was pretty much metling it was so hot, so I would think Id notice it.
I have a brand new TV with USB, RS232, HDMI connections and of course with a screen in16:9 aspect ratio. I want to use my existing RS232 cable to connect my T430 to the TV and display videos/movies that I want to view with others. HOWEVER, the video output always gets a black bar top and bottom from the T430 when the TV is connected. As a result, the image is stretched side-to-side both on the TV and on the T430 simultaneously showing the video. It is ugly. If I watch a movie in the very wide movie format 2.35:1, the bars are of course even larger and the movie is simply unwatchable it's so thin, top-to-bottom.
This is true regardless of the video source on the T430, either a movie via VLC or MediaPlayer off the hard drive, or streaming.
Two odd things: it does not happen if I play a movie on the TV directly from a USB key - it has a USB port and that works just fine. Also, if I simply unplug the RS232 from the TV then everything gets restored and the image on the T430 is perfect without any bars top and bottom.
In summary, a 16:9 video source connected to a 16:9 TV via RS232 is given black bars top and bottom, and there is no control on the TV that can correct this (TV has two settings for RS232 display, 4:3 and 16:9. 4:3 actually displays the 16:9 ratio correctly, but with a large black frame around it. And 16:9, the "auto" setting, gives the problem above).
So I have two questions:
1. Is there a setting on the T430 that I can adjust to resolve this issue so that the black bars are suppressed for 16:9 video replay?
2. If I switch to using the more expensive T430 minidisplay output (via an HDMI adapter) and connect that way, is it likely to fix this issue? I don't want to go to the expense of the adapter and HDMI cable if it will give essentially the same result.
This only applies to videos. That is, when I close down the video, the 16:9 desktop that shows on the TV is identical to that on the T430 and aspect ratio is not squished on either display.
So it's something to do with how the machine sends out the video streams via RS232 that's screwed up somehow.
I just bought a Lenovo ThikpPad T540p as a replacement of my old Lenovo ThinkPad R61i.What i'm looking for, is to turn off the internal Display if Windows 7 is locked. On my old R61i, it was the Hotkey FN + F3. I was easy able to changing the function of F3 in the "Energy Manager 6" on the R61i.I did not found any similar option on the new T540p.Because i use is very often when i run the laptop during the night and i sleep in the same room. Then i usually lock Windows an turn off the display.
I wanted to go today and get an adapter for my Lenovo Thinkpad T430 and first I thought I should do some research. This is how I found out that most of the Thinkpads do not send audio over DP, as I would have expected.
I have the T430 (no discrete graphics, just the integrated one) and Mini Dock Series 3 with USB 3.0 (EU1) docking station. The laptop has mini-DP and the docking has a normal DP. The normal DP works fine with my monitor, but it doesn't have any speakers in it , so can't test the audio part.
I checked in Audio properties in Windows (7 x64) and I don't see the video card there, so I am assuming it is not supported. I don't want to buy adapters if the laptop is unable to send audio over a DP-> HDMI adapter.
I have a 3-yr old Thinkpad T500 laptop w/ XP. My on-screen volume and brightness displays have recently disappeared. Spoke with customer support and was advised to download all the machine updates....did that, but still not working.
I bought this computer which is running 7win64 to update my T60 which I use with my home TV, a samsung digital running at 1360x768 resolution. The computer's native resolution is 1920x1080. I bought an hdmi adapter for the displayport from lenovo when I ordered the computer. Initially, the display works and at first it ran long enough to get everything set for a nice crisp display that fits the screen perfectly. The sound is there too, and is passed on to my receiver by the TV. Very nice. But then it begins to blink off until it doesn't work at all (the sound is cut off too). Lately it won't stay on long enough to review settings.
All updates are in place, both from microsoft and from lenovo. This has Intel 4600 graphics built in, and intel has graphics drivers available, but won't install them because of the lenovo supplied drivers.
I can't get any support from lenovo support because another device is involved.
I read online of some early users who had this problem with a docking station and i guess the problem was resolved with an updated driver.
I tried to do fn + f7 to toggle display modes as I want only laptop or monitor display, not both. But when I do fn + f7, the small window pop up ask me if I want to turn on caret browsing or not. How to toggle display modes between laptop or monitor for t440p, window 8.1?
My T530 (a month old) is driving me crazy with this issue: Depending on which application is in the foreground, it will dim/undim the built-in screen (1600x900 version). I have turned off adaptive screen brightness in the power options, and I've turned off Film Mode Detection and Adaptive Contrast Enhancement in the Intel Graphics and Media Control Panel, but this "feature" won't go away.
How in the world can I get the screen to be on 100% brightness, unless I manually change it?
Windows 8.1, 64bit, all drivers up to date, Nvidia 730m, intel 4600. Fairly new issue (couple of months), laptop wakes from sleep but display does not function, everything seems to be working normally during, just no display. Forced to hard restart.
Just avoiding using sleep mode for now. Seems to be a software issue, upgraded to 8.1 when purchased almost a year ago, worked fine until recently.
I have a T420 Thinkpad and have 2 external monitors connected; one using VGA into the docking station and one using DVI into the docking station. The laptop does not recognize the mobile PC display as an option when I attempt to extend to a 3rd monitor. The ultimate goal is 3 monitors extended: 2 external and 1 (the laptop display). Is this possible?
My T400 display works at BIOS startup but goes black was soon as Windows 7 starts to load.. Video out put works and I can see an UN Backlit image on the display. Is there some sort back light controller /driver that may be broken.
I updated the BIOS to 2.26 a while ago and ever since then there's no on-screen indication of caps lock on/off, screen brightness or volume when I change it. Since it seemed to be affected by BIOS, I updated again to 2.27 just now, but the problem persists. I needed to update the Hotkeys Feature Integration by downloading the utility thingy from this page. Probably wasn't a BIOS thing after all.
My T500 (2241-3XU with Win 7 64 bit Ultimate) has never been able to wake up from sleep mode after lid is closed. I finally reverted to using hibernate but was just wondering if there is a new fix that I am not aware of. I tried to find info a couple of years back before switching to hibernate.
Is it possible to run a t500 without a battery? I found a t500 in my basement without a battery or adapter, however i am not sure if it works or not, so i was wondering if i could just buy the adapter to see if it boots up or not because i don't want to go through the process of returning etc.
I recently got a T440s and wanted to replace the hdd with the SSD from my old laptop, and it is not being detected at boot. It works fine in my e420s.The SSD is a Kingston V+200 240GB. It's a 7mm drive.When I turn on Diagnostic boot in the BIOS I get the following error message:
PXE-E61: Media Test Failure, check cable PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel Boot Agent.
It seems like their is a problem with the connector? The SSD in the computer can actually wiggle around a little bit (<1mm), it seems like it shouldn't do that.
A key ? for me in purchasing a new machine is how to arrange 2 accessories: DVD player and a 2nd drive (primary drive would be an SSD).
From what I understand, I cannot swap out a HDD and DVD in the ultrabay--if going with a second HDD, the HDD is permanently installed. This implies that you make the pre purchase decision to either have a HDD or DVD player connected by USB and the other in the ultrabay.
Would one opt to have the HDD in the ultrabay due to increased data throughput vs. a USB 3x port?
How do I turn off the UltraNav pointing device? I just use the Trackpoint and its very frustrating to keep brushing against the UltraNav and move the cursor unexpectedly. Note that my T400 doesn't have either the Thinkvantage Productivity Center or the Thinkpad Configuration programs installed.
I just opened my laptop today, and when I used F1 to unmute, it 'clicked' a sort of odd, plasticky click. I hit it again a few times, and it always clicked. So I took the key off to check. I didn't see anything wrong, no broken plastic. After taking it off and putting it back on a few times, it now only clicks when I apply pressure in the top left area of the key.
I have just bought a T530 for my sister, which is due to arrive soon, but on closer viewing, I realise that it doesn't actually have a webcam. Looking at the pictures of the T530, it seems that the bezel doesn't have the necessary hole for the webcam to see out of. It looks like the space is completely filled in. Are all T530 front bezels the same? Is it possible that it is just some kind of blanking plate in the space where the webcam is behind, which can be removed?
I have been searching online but to no avail. I am not sure if I need to buy a whole new bezel for the T530 + a 720p camera (part number: 04W1364?)+ a viewing window to go in the bezel?
Here is the ebay listing of the T530 I have bought: [URL] .....
and here are the parts I am thinking of buying... do I need to buy a new T530 bezel as well? [URL] .....