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Lenovo thinkpad Yoga S1, Black screen issue

Question: Lenovo thinkpad Yoga S1, Black screen issue

Hello. Recently I acquired a ThinkPad Yoga S1 and now I have a problem with black screen. external monitor works fine, touch also works.I just cant get picture on laptop. laptop is running lastest BIOS 1.35/1.26same issue persist on windows 8.1 and windows 10. The problem start when the, Intel HD graphics drivers are installed. eny suggestions ? Best regardsMikkel

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Please help!! My Lenovo Yoga wend to a completely black screen and will not power down or reset itself
 

Answer:Lenovo Yoga Thinkpad - black screen, wont shut down

How to remove the battery from a Lenovo Yoga ThinkPad
 

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I posted a similar question earlier and people referred me to the Yoga (much appreciated).  However, I was interested in the 2.6 lb carbon version with touch screen capabilities.  Asus has a Spin 7 model that is very good at 2.65lb, but I miss the red mouse toggle in the middle of the keyboard and Asus's track pad was designed too large....causing unintended tapping.  The Yoga, while nice, is heavier than I was looking for.  The 14 inch screen is about 3.3lb? the 12 inch at 3? I thought that some of the earlier Thinkpad Carbons had touch screen and was hoping they would make a return soon.  Thanks,

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 Hi all,First post!  My Dad's Lenovo laptop goes to a black screen when starting up, so is unusable.I haven't seen it in the flesh yet but have started to research things for him and have found that 'black screen' shows up quite a lot for Windows 10 and Lenovo PCs! We were so impressed with my Dad's PC I've ended up with the same model myself:Lenovo YOGA 500 Convertible Laptop, Intel Core i7, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 15.6" Touch Screen.Also labelled as: Yoga 500-15IBD Laptop (ideapad)  I see some people mentioning hardware failures and others device driver problems with the graphic card etc. but haven't read a definite cause/fix for this so far. I've just found this recent critical BIOS update for this PC which mentions the black screen problem:Software name: BDCN63WW Version 63[Important updates] Fix Win 10 lid close black screen issue.http://support.lenovo.com/gb/en/products/Laptops-and-netbooks/Yoga-Series/yoga-500-15ibd/downloads/D...I haven't seen this mentioned in the forums? Has anyone else used this?If the PC always boots to a black screen I'll obviously have trouble installing this! I'm hoping that it will boot in Safe Mode or I'm going to have some trouble installing it?! I don't know whether to install the BIOS update on my own machine which is running fine - I think I'll wait until I see my Dad's laptop first which will be in a few weeks. Has anyone had any experience of this BIOS update or other comments on this?Thanks. &nb... Read more

Answer:Yoga 500 'BLACK SCREEN' - BIOS update: "[Important updates] Fix Win 10 lid close black screen issue"

I'm still wondering about this... I've just updated the Lenovo Companion after seeing it mentioned in another thread. It looks like this s/w is supposed to scan the PC and recommend Lenovo updates - critical and nice to have ones. Initially the Companion was showing a critical update for Lenovo SHAREit and a recommended one for my BIOS. It says I'm currently on BDCN28WW and offered something like v61 and not the 63 I mentioned in my first post? After letting it update SHAREit and re-scanning the BIOS update is no longer being offered and still shows me on v28 ??? I'm not sure I trust this 'Companion' app!My laptop seems to be running fine so I don't want to break it updating the BIOS if it's not required. For all I know my Dad's broken one may be broken because it upgraded?! Does anyone else use/trust the Companion app?And has anyone else seen it change it's mind on recommended BIOS updates?Thanks.

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While working in a server enviroment (Windows Server 2008), the screen 'size' changes without reason, causing some of the functions of an application to not be accessible. For example, while using Microsoft word, if this occurs, the X to close the application will be completely off the screen. The resolution on the machine is currently set to 1280x768, as a preference to the user. This does not always occur right away, sometimes it happens within minutes of use, other times it may take hours. What could be the cause of this?

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After reading through dreaded black screen issue for other models, I am checking if the Thinkpad Yoga also has the black screen issue. Given that this happened barely inside a month after the warranty expired, this has solid changes to be the last lenovo product in the family. Issue: I returned one home from work to wake up my sleeping Lenovo. Noticed it seemed to be in a dark screen mode with nothing showing up. So tried to press a few buttons and then finally powered off using the button. Upon restart, I could see the Lenovo sign and option to press Enter to check other options and I ignored like usual happy path scenario and let it go. At the time it usually starts showing the Windows screens, I see nothing happen. A dark screen with all the keyboard lights still working but no screen. Connected to projector to see if the login screen shows but it did NOT. Tried to restart few times, reset using the pinhole at the bottom, ran diagnositcs and tried to refresh system etc using the troubleshoot options, checked the BIOS settings - all of which show up on screen and the LCD test pass like a charm but the Windows boot does not work. Thinkpad Yoga 15 running on Windows 10 pro. 20DQ machine type. The frustarting thing is warranty just expired end of July, phone support wont even discuss the issue since it is expired. I spent good amount of days thinking about spending a lot on this laptop last year only to reach a point within one year I might have to spend few mor... Read more

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Hello,  I used the Lenovo-Tool to automatically check what needs to be updated and followed the recommendations. It was a NVIDIA-Driver update for security reasons and about 10 - 15 other updates. What I noticed late was that there was also a Bios update recommended and selected. However, I tursted in Lenovos automatic update meachnism. The updates ran trough, despite the NVIDIA-Update which was marked by a red cross. Also the Bios update started and mentioned not to turn off the computer. A Dos-Box under my Windows 10 appeared and disappeared and the computer wanted to shut down - which was happening in a normal way. But now the screens were black, the computer was off. After a while, I switched it on again - the fan went on again but nothing happened.  Which means: - The screen is black all the time (as if it was broken, no text is displayed)- External screens, connected via dockingstation or HDMI are black- Computer did not display anything when connecting a bootable USB-Stick with free DOS- Interestingly, the computer is warm and the fan sometimes changes its speed. What can I do now? I assume that something went wrong with the BIOS-Update. Is there anything I can do on my own? Can this problem be fixed by Lenovo? Thank you for your replies! Best regards Nic4

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Hello, Today I receaved my Thinkpad X1 Yoga 20JE and after I did a BIOS update the Yoga had a black screen. I followed the instructions of the BIOS update and the battery was fully loaded and the Yoga was connected to the power.Now the screen is black and the LED in the power button is blinking green. The yoga is warm on the backside so it must be running. But I can't restart when I longpress the power button and the battery is inside so i can't put it out.I also installed some other drivers with the Lenovo update tool and maybe windows did also update.what could I do to make everything running again? Did I brick the BIOS?   

Answer:Thinkpad X1 Yoga 2nd black screen after BIOS update

So, when you press and hold the power button, it doesn't shut off?  It is a new machine, almost certainly with a warranty.  Don't mess with it.  Call support

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I recently did a Windows 10 update to my Lenovo Yoge Ideapad  11 S on July 16th and now my touch screen does not work. When I check the drivers for my monitor and touch screen I noticed the driver was missing. I cannot get Lenovo or Microsoft to fix this. What else can I do to get that driver back ?

Answer:Lenovo Yoga Idea Pad Yoga 11 S touch screen issue

Hello Dws520Thanks for using the Lenovo forums.Was this the creators update?
If so, have a look on the following post, this should show if your device has been tested with the update yet:
https://support.lenovo.com/gb/en/solutions/ht503655
 
From what I can see, your unit does not seems to have made the list, which leads me to believe that this will be the cause of the issue, I would recommend that you revert back to the previous version of Windows, and observe if the fault still occurs or not.
 
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I haven't seen any topics that seem to quite replicate the specific problem I have, so here I am.Without warning, the screen of my Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 11e tablet-notebook will turn black. It appears to be an "active" black rather than the screen turning wholly off. The rest of the computer is working normally during these times: audio carries on, keyboard and mouse input function, and nothing else seems to shut down or turn off. Keyboard, mouse, or touchscreen input causes the screen to return to normal briefly, but the only way to make it stop happening for sure is to restart the computer. I don't think it's connected to sleep functions, given that it happens while I'm actively using the computer.I don't know exactly why this happens, but it usually happens after long periods of use. At least once it has happened within an hour or so of being turned on for the first time that day, but I had a great deal of Chrome tabs open and that may have been similarly taxing. While this problem is not exactly disastrous, it is pretty annoying and well outside the acceptable boundaries of computer behavior, especially for a device I have had for only a few months. I would greatly appreciate help in rectifying this problem.

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I have ben dealing with problems with this touch screen since I got the laptop.  It has been continuously ghosting, while it got better after the June update, it still ghosts without touches, until you start using the touch screen.  When using the touch screen it starts drawing gray lines in between the point im touching and the point its ghosting to (the lines arent always direct). I recently wiped my the drive, reimaged to a backup from april and tried reupdating it.  When I got to the touch screen drivers, I got through the initial setup and told it to open the update when finished but the machine froze.  Now when I try to reinstall, I get to the finish page on the update tools install, have it open the updater, but the program immediately closes.Any help would be much appreciated.

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Hi all, Recently bought a Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 14 (20DM) with Windows 10. But randomly the screen is flickering for a few seconds, then is back to normal. If a connect the HDMI to a TV, the laptop screen is flickering while the TV is working fine. I already updated Windows and all the drivers. Any idea or suggestion? Thanks and regards,Jose

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My laptop's screen is shattered and is no  longer protected under warranty. I have been having a very hard time locating the correct replacement part for the model which is a ThinkPad Yoga 12. I was hoping someone here might be able to point me in the right direction, as replacing a screen is far cheaper than buying a new laptop. cheers!

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I haven't seen any topics that seem to quite replicate the specific problem I have, so here I am.Without warning, the screen of my Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 11e tablet-notebook will turn black. It appears to be an "active" black rather than the screen turning wholly off. The rest of the computer is working normally during these times: audio carries on, keyboard and mouse input function, and nothing else seems to shut down or turn off. Keyboard, mouse, or touchscreen input causes the screen to return to normal briefly, but the only way to make it stop happening for sure is to restart the computer. I don't think it's connected to sleep functions, given that it happens while I'm actively using the computer.I don't know exactly why this happens, but it usually happens after long periods of use. At least once it has happened within an hour or so of being turned on for the first time that day, but I had a great deal of Chrome tabs open and that may have been similarly taxing. While this problem is not exactly disastrous, it is pretty annoying and well outside the acceptable boundaries of computer behavior, especially for a device I have had for only a few months. I would greatly appreciate help in rectifying this problem.

Answer:Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 11e Screen Blacks Out

I am also having this issue as well. I first noticed it maybe a week ago, but in the past couple of days it's gotten worse and has happened multiple times while I was in the middle of something. What does your Event Viwer show as the problem? Mine always says there's a system error with DistributedCOM as the source. I'm not sure how to fix this or even exactly what it means though.  In possibly a related issue, in the past couple of days I've had multiple instances of my screen flickering at random times while working. The only way I've found to fix that is to use the power button to put the laptop into sleep mode. Once it goes into sleep mode I've been able to press the power button to get the lock screen to appear and resume work. Have you or anyone else had this problem as well?  I've changed the sleep settings as much as I can but that doesn't seem to have fixed the problem. It'll even go to sleep while I'm in the middle of something with the power cord plugged in. 

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Tried searching this one here, no luck. I recent;ly purchased a Thinkpad Yoga 14 at Best Buy, from which I understand is a T400 so I hope I'm correct in posting in this section. I love the machine, however, after about a week it started developing a discolored region in the lower left corner: orange in color, circular in shape, about one half to three quarters of an inch in diameter. I searched the web and found for other devices, and solutions varying from returns to software based methods (of which I am dubious). Before I returned the device, I wanted to post here to get any input. Has anyone else experienced this and their solution?

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Tried searching this one here, no luck. I recent;ly purchased a Thinkpad Yoga 14 at Best Buy, from which I understand is a T400 so I hope I'm correct in posting in this section. I love the machine, however, after about a week it started developing a discolored region in the lower left corner: orange in color, circular in shape, about one half to three quarters of an inch in diameter. I searched the web and found for other devices, and solutions varying from returns to software based methods (of which I am dubious). Edit: I am noticing a slighter discoloration over a larger area in the lower left corner, barely discernable but it's there, as well as the very noticable circle. Before I return the device, I wanted to post here to get any input. Has anyone else experienced this and their solution?

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Trying to boot up my laptops this morning and it's successfully boot up till login menu then when i plug in the AC it's just turn to black screen.I tried shutting it down completely with holding the power button. Now with or without the adaptop, it's just black screen with keyboard light on and fan working sound. Tried the bios button but still black screen with keyboard lights on functional. Help???? 

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Hello all, I have a Yoga 900-13isk that is having screen issues.  The laptop will turn on and the backlight is on.  However, the display will only work if apply pressure on the top of the screen gently.  Does this mean I need a new display?  It would be nice if there was an easier solution than having to spend $350.  I am able to log into my computer and do anything I want, I just have to push down on the top of the screen.  

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As it says in the subject: my laptop screen keeps going dark for a second or two while in use (and plugged in). It's not going to sleep or shutting down; any music playing doesn't cut out, and when the black screen goes away I'm still logged in and my programs are all up and running as they were before the flicker. Last night while running on battery, it shut down on 18% power and wouldn't switch back on for almost an hour, even while plugged in. I don't know if that was the start of the problem; the black flicker started happening today. I think it's happened three or four times today. I only bought the computer three months ago and it's definitely not experienced any knocking around or anything.  Can anyone tell me what's wrong and how to fix it? 

Answer:Lenovo Yoga 900 13 screen keeps going black for a second or two

Hi, Siavahda               -
 
Thank you for writing in to the Lenovo Forum - happy to have you here today.
 
You can also start by flushing out all static, remove AC adaptor and hold down power button for about 15 seconds.
 
Check if issue persist in Safe mode? Also, try updating the video drivers & BIOS .
 
Update us how it goes.
 
 
 
 
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Trying to boot up my laptops this morning and it's successfully boot up till login menu then when i plug in the AC it's just turn to black screen.I tried shutting it down completely with holding the power button. Now with or without the adaptop, it's just black screen with keyboard light on and fan working sound. Tried the bios button but still black screen with keyboard lights on functional. Help???? 

Answer:Lenovo Yoga 3 black screen

Hello DennyLarsonThanks for using the Lenovo forums.Sounds like something may have potentially got fried perhaps.
 
Try a static discharge for this, it may help to resolve the issue or at least get rid of any built up static on the motherboard.(If the battery is internal, please just skip the remove/replace battery steps.)1. Turn the unit off2. Remove the battery and the Mains adapter3. Press and hold the front power button for 30 seconds4. Replace the battery and the Mains adapter5. Turn the unit on as normal
 If these steps do not work I would recommend, that you call your local Lenovo support line for a possible service. Below is the link to the phone list where you can find these numbers
 
Hope this helps, let us know how you get on.==================================================================================Did someone help you today? Thank them with a Kudo! If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!
 
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Hello, I have a lenovo yoga 500 for about a week now.In this week, the screen turned black twice.When it happened i couldn't do anything untill I press the on button and turn off the computer. Thank you. 

Answer:Lenovo yoga 500 - black screen

I have the same problem too, been trying to look for a solution online, can't seem to find one 

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Is there anything I can do to solve this problem, its reoccuring everytime and getting on my nerves frankly. Ive tried the new update to fix this problem but it didnt fix it. Can anyone please help me out!

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Hi guys,I just got this laptop recently this year and it's only been a few months and I have this problem which occurred today.i turned on my laptop, everything was normal and suddendly the screen started having white flashes and then blacked out. Everytime I start the laptop now the lights turn, caps lock light is on and for a few seconds I can see on my screen Lenovo but in an extremely low brightness for a few seconds and then black screen again.ive tried putting up the brightness, tried a few ideas people were having with other laptops but nothing seems to be working. Please help really urgent!Thays all I'm getting as you can see in the photo.Thank you!


























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Hi guys,I just got this laptop recently this year and it's only been a few months and I have this problem which occurred today.i turned on my laptop, everything was normal and suddendly the screen started having white flashes and then blacked out. Everytime I start the laptop now the lights turn, caps lock light is on and for a few seconds I can see on my screen Lenovo but in an extremely low brightness for a few seconds and then black screen again.ive tried putting up the brightness, tried a few ideas people were having with other laptops but nothing seems to be working. Please help really urgent!Thays all I'm getting as you can see in the photo.Thank you!


























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Hi guys, My name is Lim. I have upgraded my Yoga 3 to Windows 10 months back. Now with the recent update of Windows 10 (so called Service Pack) I have been encountering a black screen everytime I boot into the Lock Screen but everything is running. I would have to close my lid and open it again to be able to see the lock screen image and the sign in screen. If I restart after successfully login in, then the black screen does not appearing anymore. But if I shutdown the Yoga for a few hours or more then the black screen reappears. Has anyone else encountered this issue? Is it a driver conflict issue? I'm unsure as I have reinstalled some of the drivers especially the Intel HD driver but this still happens. Thanks in advanced.Lim.













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Answer:Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Black Screen

Hi Lim Please disable fast start up option 

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Hi guys,I just got this laptop recently this year and it's only been a few months and I have this problem which occurred today.i turned on my laptop, everything was normal and suddendly the screen started having white flashes and then blacked out. Everytime I start the laptop now the lights turn, caps lock light is on and for a few seconds I can see on my screen Lenovo but in an extremely low brightness for a few seconds and then black screen again.ive tried putting up the brightness, tried a few ideas people were having with other laptops but nothing seems to be working. Please help really urgent!Thays all I'm getting as you can see in the photo.Thank you!


























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Answer:Lenovo yoga 211 black screen

Hi Farazd5292 , 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
How was the display connecting it on the external monitor?
Is the display dim even on the BIOS screen?
 
Dim screen in BIOS with external monitor ok isolates the issue to the LCD panel lightning.
Call in technical support for hardware issue specially if the display goes out along with the Power LED.
 
Hope this help answer your query.
Update us how it goes.
 
Regards

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Whenever i lean my Yoga 920 at the center (so all the pressure is focused at top-center), instead of the gums at the four corners, my computer screen blacks out until I remove the pressure. It's a really uncommon way to lean the computer, but I was asking myself if this is a worrying problem. Perhaps, by repeatedly pressuring that point when I might keep the laptop on my laps or when I carry it in a bag it could worsen that problem even more.    

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Hello everyone. Problem :Everytime i press the power button wether it's charged or not. The Laptop will remain black screen with keyboard lights up and a little fan working noise. Once i tried to drain all the battery and it's work !! but the next time i shutdown it and try to open it again. It happen again.can someone help me please ??My laptop is still under warranty and there's sealed warranty on the back of the case in the center of the screw placeso i think i'm unable to open it all..

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Add this to the list of: "Reasons why the Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga is a cash grab". Cheap materials, high premium cost. This is my second Thinkpad Yoga and I have a murky screen. I need this corrected Lenovo. The murky area is very noticable when I use colours such as dark green or grey. If I had seen this issue during the my return period I would have gotten rid of this machine long ago...I also have the screen retention in which I noticed within the first week of light use.....I bought the TPY late January and IIve only needed to recharge my device 3 times in total.  Murky Screen Image  Lenovo must thinkg people who pay USD1500+ for the TPY wouldn't notice....the screens need to be fixed.  Question:1) Does the warrenty/extended warrenty even cover this problem? (For USD1500+ it best be covered) It's hard to descibe the murky screen over the phone. I'd hate to uninstall my applications and transfer files if the Lenovo repair centre just gives me back a unit with no changes....That would be total waste of time.  (I'm a digital artist with too many application to count ranging from 2d to 3d, intalling all my apps takes up too much time) I feel uncomfrotable leaving my unbtrabook witht eh repair centre without wiping it first on my end, but that would be pointless if Lenovo can't do anything. 

Answer:Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga - murky areas on screen

1) I would think such problem is covered by warranty, as long as its not user induced and is reproducible by the technician. It would great if you can print out the screenshot of the problem (i.e. print a photo of this), and include this with the laptop when you send it into the depot.

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Hi, everyone. I have a Thinkpad X1 yoga with OLED display. I bought it on last November. After having it for half a year, I found a problem about the screen. When I turn down the brightness to below 20 or to the darkest. I can see the screen is flashing. It is very annoying. Does anyone know how to solve this problem? Many thanks.Here is a video that helps to understand the issue better.

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Hello everyone,Recently, I got a Lenovo yoga 14(with Nvidia Geforce 940m and intel(R) HD Graphics 5500) on windows 10. I have one problem with it which is the screen flickers on and off if I have software such as store, bing news, google chrome and microsoft word open on maximised screen. I've tried turning down the resolution, turning of panel self-refresh and updating the video drivers, but it didn't work. Also I've noticed that when the screen is flickering the mouse moves back to the centre of the screen. Instead of pushing the maximised button, if I drag the borders of the software window and make it full screen, it doesn't flicker at all. Some advice would be much appreaciated, Roger

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I updated to Windows 10 immediately when I started up my new Lenovo ThinkPad P40 Yoga. I now find it will not auto-rotate screen when I shift from laptop to tablet, portrait to landscape etc. How can this be enabled?

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I have seen on this forum and elsewhere that quite a few Thinkpad Yoga users have scratches on their screen (or rather on the protective film, hopefully). I have a 1920x1080 TP Yoga with digitizer and I am seeing more and more scratches that seem to appear for no reason. Some of these scratches are becoming more than a cosmetic issue, they make it harder to read text in the affected areas. It is my understanding that removing the protective film actually solves the problem, and that the screen, although more subject to glare, is at least as good looking and usable after peeling off that film. So I would be happy with that solution, even if it's not perfect (and anti-reflective film without scratches would be better of course). It is also my understanding that removing the film voids the warranty. I have a 3-month old TP Yoga with a 4-year warranty plan, accidental damage protection and "keep my drive". It was a very expensive machine and I bought it because I am used to good quality hardware from Lenovo. I do not want to void the warranty after 3 months just because of a protective film. I would like a clear statement from Lenovo:- Will I void the warranty if I remove the protective film myself?- If yes, what are my options? I clearly cannot keep working efficiently with more and more scratches on the screen. Thank you,MikBik

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My lenovo Yoga 2 went into the black screen of death (cursor moving and visible but not able to do anything) about ten seconds after I got a warning saying my memory was low. I tried rebooting it to Safety Mode by holding down the power button until it turned off, then powering up while holding Shift+F8. It showed the lenovo logo, but then went back to black, and when I tried it a second time nothing happened. I don't have the ability to take the battery out, so I've now unplugged it and have devices hooked up to the USBs and charging to drain the battery--I've read that's one way to do it. How do I fix this??

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Hello all, Whenever my fingers are on the keyboard, touchpad, screen, or surface of the keyboard, the screen blacks out completely. Every time light pressure is added, even a gentle tap, the screen blacks out. Music continues to play on the laptop even when the screen is black, and if I'm typing, all of the text that I entered while the screen is black remains. Occasionally, by applying pressure to either the bottom left or right corners of the keyboard surface, the screen remains. But even so, slight changes to my hand positions are enough to make the screen black out again.I recently sent in my laptop to Lenovo repair services due to a wifi connection-related problem, but I don't think this could be connected in any way. If anyone has experienced this before or is aware of how to fix the problem, it would be much appreciated. Thank you!

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Hello forum  I have the lenovo yoga 500, 2in1 with touch and with a built in battery. I have had the computer for 4months. Today my computer showed the blue screen with the message of running into a problem (i cant recall the correct wording). After that it just went black on screen but it hasnt recovered. The battery is full and i can hear the fan or hardrive running with the battery indicator on. I have long pressed the power button to reboot and it remains black after l switch on. The keyboard lights up for a few seconds. Kindly assist me. Im a student and im panicking coz of my assignments and reading material that are there. I need help like yesterday.   Kind Regards  Tat

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I tried to start my Lenovo computer it starts, keyboard lights up and all, the power button light is on, fans boots up. However, the screen is black, the fans will sound occasionally. I tried plugging in another screen but that didn't work. What can I do to fix it?

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A few weeks ago I bought a Lenovo Yoga 2 pro notebook and Iīm very happy with it thereīs just one thing.. After some time of working (it doesnīt matter what you do) the sreen turns dark and starts to flicker. when you move the couror via the touchpad you can stop it for a few seconds but as soon as you sto moving it it starts again. After about half a minute everything is over and itīs like it had never happened. Has anybody an idea what i could do? Thanks a lot!

Answer:Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro black and flickering screen

That periodical 5 - 30 seconds black flickering screen has tormented me on my Y2P ever since I upgraded to Windows 10. Just today in a Yoga 2 Pro tips discussion I read that the solution may be to disable Panel Self-Refresh in the Intel HD Graphics Control Panel (Power -> On Battery). Too soon for me to tell if it works but I have my fingers crossed.

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hi guys,i need your help, i just bought this 14inch YOGA 500 i have problem with the screen. have been 3 times this happen guys..while i'm normally used the laptop the screen suddenly black out but the iindicator power and battery not blinking that indicate they run normally. what do you think the problem guys ?i try to tap keyboard key and power button nothing happen guys, the screen still black. the only way  back to normal i press power button to shut down and start the computer again.  Please help me guys.  Beast Regards,Dewi Tri Wulandari  

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Hi guys, My first message here and unfortunately, it's not for the coolest reason.I have a Yoga 500-14 IHW that works perfectly well when plugged, but I noticed a few days ago that as soon as I unplugged it from the USB type power port, the screen suddenly turns black. I thought it was a question of brightness, drivers, windows power plan, etc. I have also tried all the solutions here (https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/forums/v3_1/forumtopicpage/board-id/ll06_en/page/6/thread-id/28087), without success once again.One thing that I noticed and that bothers me a lot is the fact that once it is unplugged, if I try to power on the laptop, the screen is black and no Lenovo spash screen appears. The computer is working, the lights are on, I can hear the fans of the graphics card, but no screen. And of course, as soon as I plug in the power cable, the screen lights up and I'm in front of the Windows login page. If I want to access the BIOS, I can only do so once it is plugged. If I want to start from a live cd, I can only do it once plugged.All of this leads me to think that my laptop screen is broken and no longer works when it is unplugged. Is it a battery problem? The battery is at 100% right now, but is there perhaps a more specific test to be done on the battery?I'm waiting for good ideas to check what else is going on. Otherwise, do you confirm that I will have to return the computer in warranty?Thank you very much,Jed13 

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Hi, Lenovo Support,
 
My Lenovo Yoga 13 was bought in May this year.
 
The screen stays black untill I plug in the power adapter.
 
If on batery only, even counting with up to 90% of power, the screen stays black (important to note that the power button is lightened up, I can also hear some parts of the machine working).
 
The only way to use the computer is pluging in the power adapter, once I plug it in the screen turn on instantanealy. Otherwise it keeps black.
 
I've reset the computer pressing the power button for 20 min and the problems is still happening.
 
It is urgent. It is my only computer.
 
What do I do?

Answer:Lenovo Yoga - Black screen when on battery

Dear rparreiras,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community,
 
The Problem happens because in the power plan the brightness is at 0% on battery, and in the Yoga 13 with the brightness is at 0%, the screen goes OFF.
 
So you need to press on (Windows Button + X) and choose (Power Options) and go to each plan that you have and click on (Change Plan Settings) and make the brightness to 100 % in both battery and plugged in then save changes.
 
Please try this solution and if the problem still exists, just let me know.
 





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Hi guys, My first message here and unfortunately, it's not for the coolest reason.I have a Yoga 500-14 IHW that works perfectly well when plugged, but I noticed a few days ago that as soon as I unplugged it from the USB type power port, the screen suddenly turns black. I thought it was a question of brightness, drivers, windows power plan, etc. I have also tried all the solutions here (https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/forums/v3_1/forumtopicpage/board-id/ll06_en/page/6/thread-id/28087), without success once again.One thing that I noticed and that bothers me a lot is the fact that once it is unplugged, if I try to power on the laptop, the screen is black and no Lenovo spash screen appears. The computer is working, the lights are on, I can hear the fans of the graphics card, but no screen. And of course, as soon as I plug in the power cable, the screen lights up and I'm in front of the Windows login page. If I want to access the BIOS, I can only do so once it is plugged. If I want to start from a live cd, I can only do it once plugged.All of this leads me to think that my laptop screen is broken and no longer works when it is unplugged. Is it a battery problem? The battery is at 100% right now, but is there perhaps a more specific test to be done on the battery?I'm waiting for good ideas to check what else is going on. Otherwise, do you confirm that I will have to return the computer in warranty?Thank you very much,Jed13 

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So I recently came to South Korea to teach and my computer was working fine. i have two lenovo yoga series computer, one being the 2 and one being the 3 pro. The 3 pro I literally have used maybe 12 times. I bought it a while back but it was not convenient for the size at that time so I kept using my smaller once. So it is pretty much brand new. It booted up, it was charged, I was able to log on, then suddenly it went black and I have not been able to get a screen since then. I've never dropped it, I've barely put anything on it, it was working fine two days beforehand, then boom, nothing. I can't hear the fan going on it either, but then again, I never really noticed a fan noise in the beginning, either. I let it die on its own hoping maybe that would work.I charged it fully as well.I tried the 'press the power button so-and-so times for this' to try to hard-restart or something of the like.I know I have power because the light comes on, and I am able to make the lighting behind the keyboard come on and off. The screen is the only problem at this point. Since I just moved to Korea, I am obviously not fluent. I had my coteacher call Lenovo Korea for me and they said my computer wasn't covered under Korean Warranty, but from what I read it is. It doesn't end until January of 2017 either.So I'm at a loss. I can't speak fluent Korean so I can't call myself, and I can't put in for a callback. I may have my parents call the USA number, but then I'd have to ship... Read more

Answer:Lenovo Yoga Pro 3 - Black screen, no fan, but powe...

Hello Kitsumiya,I guess I also had this problem on my lenovo yoga 3-1470 before, but I am not so sure about it. There was once when I power on my lenovo yoga 3-1470, it went black screen, and I thought my lenovo yoga 3-1470 screen has spoilt. I tried restarting the system over and over by pressing the power on button. But when I put the screen under the light, I could see a very faint message box, asking me to restart. My lenovo yoga 3-1470 was touch-screen, hence I touch restart, and the screen came back normal again.This is not the solution to your problem, but I am just enquring on whether are you facing the same problem as me. If it persists, I guess you would have to send it for fixing, or look around for other solutions.  Regards, Federick

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YOGA 900-13ISK2 SEPN: 80UEBIOS: 2UCN6WW16 GB RAM / I7-6560 / WIN 10 x64 Home    I got my new Yoga 900 few weeks ago and ever since it's been randomly freezing. The laptop is with this problem from day one and without any additional software installed. There's no error message or anything, it just freeze or flickering and than freezes completely without a BSOD and the only way to use it again is to shut it off and turn it back on. The freeze looks strange: black screen, any sounds playing would either stop or repeat indefinitely and the fan noise high. The LED backlight is on, but completely black display. I had to shut down my computer by pressing the power key and then restarting again. There is no clear error massage in Event log: ?Audit events have been dropped by the transport. 0? and ?Unexpected shutdown?. For some reason, it's much more frequent on battery power and almost non-existant on AC power and High Performance Power Options. But whit this solution the battery life is highly impacted and the fan noise is high, which makes no sense for this notebook class!!!!Action taken:Windows 10 Home ? Updated;BIOS ? 2UCN06WW - newer than this on Lenovo Support website 2UCN05WW. Not possible to update;Drivers Updated from Lenovo Support website. - went better.Lenovo Solution Center / Lenovo Companion ? Comprehensive test? Test OK;Windows Clean bootAfter recomendations from Lenovo Support, Factory reset performed with default wi... Read more

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Hi, I am join the Lenovo forums to seek assitance with an issue with my Thinkpad Yoga 14. I recently purchased the notenook from Best Buy and it has been great.  But there's an intermitten issue with the screen going black. My theory was that the ambient light sensor is what tells the laptop it's closed, and it was getting obscured, causing my screen to turn off. This issue occurs when I am using it in tablet mode and during the process of the folding the screen back. The screen is fine in laptop mode, unless I adjust the angle of the screen.  So it seems every time I place my hand on the screen to draw, or fold the hinge, the screen will turn black. I have taken the following steps:-Updated Windows and all my Lenovo Apps.-Changing power options to 'Do Nothing' when lid closes.  Does anyone else have this issue? I am hoping this is not a hardware issue   Thanks everyone.  

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A customer recently brought in the Lenovo Thinkpad T450s because the screen was failing.When I hook up the new screen, there is no display at all.And so I connected an external monitor through the VGA Port ( To boot the system into safemode to try to reinstall the display driver ), however the external monitor only displays a black screen and the mouse cursor and nothing more.Any thoughts on the issue? The fn+f7 combo is supposed to switch your display to external, but without being able to access the desktop due to the laptop screen display issue, it won't allow me to switch.

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Today when I turned on my laptop the screen didn't show any light, not even a blink although I can hear the normal starting tune, which shows that windows are starting but the screen is black, can anyone help? Tried to restart it but it's the same

Answer:Black screen of my Lenovo thinkpad laptop

have the same problem alot of times when I turn on my computer when it is docked. I cant save my screen saver settings either they just go back to default.

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Hi Everyone,I have a Lenovo W540 ThinkPad Workstation, The display was at first flickering and when I would put a little force near the bottom part of the screen it would work. But after a couple of times doing so my screen went black really really dim, almost cannot see anything on the screen. I changed the LCD twice but it would still not work. It works perfectly on external monitor. Any suggestions would be appreciated. 

























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Today when I turned on my laptop the screen didn't show any light, not even a blink although I can hear the normal starting tune, which shows that windows are starting but the screen is black, can anyone help? Tried to restart it but it's the same

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 In fact, I have a long story in dealing with Lenovo Laptops. At first, I bought my first Lenovo laptop around July. It turned out that whenever the laptop is a bit away (next room or 5 meters away) from the internet router, the wifi connection was very weak comparing to other laptop at the same time and place and ultimately it went into the 'Limited' phase i.e. wifi does not work at all. People from Lenovo solution centre tried their best to repair but did not work out. Ultimately they suggested to get the laptop back and buy another new one. So I did. And I bought a ''better'' Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 14 20DM in September 2015 and few problems as of following appeared:  1. Very weak internet connection in distance (5-10 meters or next rooms) from the router (compared to other normal laptops) and ultimately showed 'Limited or Begrenz (in German language)' sign (with yello point on the wifi icon) even though it did not happened so often like my first laptop. 2. I put the laptop in sleep mode and when I opened the laptop after few minutes, the laptop is already shut down. I noticed this many times since November (I did not use my laptop so often in September and October because I was in research). 3. Screen Rotation worked when I bought it in September. After that, I did not rotate the screen again. But I tried to rotate the screen few days ago and it did not rotate. It stopped screen rotatio... Read more

Answer:Lenovo Thinkpad s3 Yoga 14; shuts down itself in sleep mode, no screen rotation and..

Sometimes, something like this pops up while charging: 'Der Akku wird nicht erkannt. Versuchen Sie, den Akku erneut einzusetzen oder wiederaufzuladen, um den Fehler zu beheben.

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I purchased the Yoga 13 about a month ago, and today I tried turning it on but the screen turns black. However, I can still see the mouse and move it around, there's just nothing else I can do. I have tried F12, but the screen is on maximum brightness. I can turn it off and on through F9. Both the power and battery light are blinking, even when the laptop isn't plugged into AC. When I tried doing a forced shut down the power light blinks on and off, and I'm pretty sure the laptop just goes into sleep mode or something because when I press the power button again it goes straight to the black screen with the mouse.

Answer:Lenovo Yoga 13 black screen but can move mouse

it sounds like it's software issue. have you tried to run your computer by pressing one key recover button to check if you can see anything else maybe to install the operation system again?

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As I'm using the laptop, it will suddenly bring a black screen and then right away go back to my original screen and would do that again and again. What does this mean?I ran a hardware test and it said the PCI/PCI-e test is invalid. Any recommendations for what I should do?Thanks

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Hi all,I'm very happy with my Lenovo Yoga 710  Core i&. However there is some anoing issue I can't get rid of. My screen freeze and fade to black. If I open or close the screen a little bit the screen turns to normal. Hope someone can help. Mieso    

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Please help.  My daughter dropped her Lenovo yoga 3 and broke the screen.   I ordered a new screen from the internet but before the install I hooked it up to hdmi and everything else was working.  Now after the install I turn it on and I see the Lenovo logo pop up on the screen with the "windmill" busy circle under it from there it goes to a black screen after a minutes if you move the mouse you can see the mouse pointer moving around on the screen but it remains black.  Anyone have an idea?  I tried f8 and fn f8 at boot and ctrl/alt/del during black screen both did nothing. 













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Answer:lenovo Yoga 3 black screen with mouse pointer only

Hello, Better press F9 or F10 to bring the display back.If you still don't get it back, maybe you could hook the Yoga to HDMI again, and see in the Device Manager what's going on. Maybe uninstall the Monitor and/or the Graphics card, and restart ?

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Hello, last thursday I got my brand new Lenovo laptop Yoga 710-15IKB. Everything went smoothly with the setup and the computer looked great was working fine. When I finished setting up some essential programs browser etc, and was watching a youtube video my laptop just froze, fan was running but the screen keyboard cursor frozen. I thought nothing of it and restarted my computer and nothing happened after that. So I thought I was free to enjoy my good looking device. But now after my third usage I closed my laptop and went out to run some errands I came back an hour later or so and tried to open my computer and keep on using it but to my surprise the screen stayed black. Completely black, no flickering or anything. So i tried to reboot it by holding the start button down for 10s giving the computer a minute or so to rest then turned it back on. Same thing happens Keyboard lights up for a second or two then the fans just keep running and the screen stays completely black. This is extremely frustrating since this is a brand new computer and I desperately need it for studying and work. Screen black, computer starts and runs I can hear the fans keyboard lights up at first but screen is completely black. I would appreciate a quick response Lenovo, I had so high hopes for my new laptop. Best regards, Elisabet.

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My Yoga had a black line appearing on the screen and it was replaced by Lenovo. Now the same problem has appeared again. The line is thick and black appearing 3/4 into the width of the screen. Occassionally it is strippy white. On some occassions a little tap can make it go away (but not much anymore) and rarely after the laptop has been on for some time the line will dissapear. Any help would be appreciated. Is this likely the screen, the power unit or what?

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I updated my bios for the laptop and the laptop restarted and the screen was black but laptop was powered on. Also keyboard backlighting is on. I turned it off and then on hundreds of times and held the power button for 30 secs but still nothing.

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I just purchased my laptop about a month ago and when in normal use starting from log in the screen starts to flicker constantly and the screen would also black out here and there. When I boot it in safe mode everything runs fine and the screen doesn't flicker or black out so I'm guessing that it's a graphic driver issue and not a hardware?  I've updated everything in Windows 10.. the drivers are also all updated (Intel HD Graphic 620 and Nvidia Geforce 940MX). I've also tried uninstalling all the drivers and reinstalling them. I've disabled Problem Reports and Solution Control Panel Support & Windows Error Report Service from services in Task Manager. I've tried everything you can think of but can't find a solution!!! Any suggestions and help is much appreciated!! 

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Hi,  Can anyone assit me, my newly purchased laptop is not working properly.  I just opened it from the box and nce I turned it on the sceen is very dim. I'm not sure if the monitor backlit is the problem.  I tried connecting it with hdmi it has no problem,

Answer:Thinkpad yoga 14 2nd generation backlit monitor screen issue

Hi. I think that this laptop has a light sensor just like a tablet, so I had also experienced that sometimes its dims according to the ambient light.  I tried the F6 and F5 keys that adjust the brightness and the "Lenovo Settings" app also has the option to change the brightness. Do you still have the problem? Which version of Windows are you using? Regards

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Today, I was watching a movie when I had to go somewhere so I put the laptop to sleep. A couple hours later I come home I open up the lid and the screen flashes and goes dark. I think the inverter or the backlight is messed up. Any solutions?  Please and Thank You

Answer:Lenovo Thinkpad T530 screen is black and won't display anything

I have the same issue too. Just bought it off someone and in one week the screen wont power up... livid!!!!

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I own a Lenovo ThinkPad X131e and recently the screen has become non-functional. The screen still lights up and everything else still works perfectly fine when I use an external monitor. The screen itself is not cracked and does not appear to be damaged, and if possible I don't want to have to buy a new screen. The problem is nothing is displayed onto the screen. The problem appears to be with left side where the screen is attached to the computer, however I took a little peak inside and the wire attaching the screen looks perfectly fine, only visible problem is the actual hinge (or whatever you want to call it) has snapped.. Obviously this would cause minor nuisenses such as the screen falling forward but I don't see how this could effect the display on the screen. Any ideas on how to fix this?

Answer:Black Screen Problem Lenovo ThinkPad X131e

Hi Sexylicka,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m really sorry to hear that display in your Lenovo Thinkpad X131e is not functioning properly.
 
Have u tried to switch between computer display and external display using the FN+F7 combination?
 
Do a power drain! Unplug the power cable, remove the battery and then hold the power button for 30 to 60 seconds. Then reattach the power and attempt a boot.
 
Also, try updating your display drivers and see if it works.
Below is the link to enter downloads page and install the display driver.
 
?             Support Drivers & Software downloads
 
Please click on "QUICK PATH?, enter X131e and select the exact model depending on the MTM number of your device.
 
If all the above said attempts fail, it could be an issue with the hardware (Possibly LCD screen, an inverter, cable or LCD back-light). I strongly suggest you to contact our technical support for assistance.
 
Click hereto open a link where you can select the country and get the exact contact support number. I?m sure they will be a great help.
 
Best Regards,
Mithun.





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Hi guys please help if you can.
 
Like in toppic , I have changed settings in bios to it's default and got a black screen error , now laptop is turning on , fan is sppining , hard drive is working but nothing displayed on the screen , only darkness , can u guys help ? laptop is brand new I got it from europenian project.
 
I tried to reset bios by holding power button for 30 sec , affter that laptop starts heard 1 beep and it's all , still a darkness ..
 
Connecting an external displayer still no luck :/
 
Many thanks for any help !!
 
 
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My S1 Yoga, 20CD-00B1US, is stuck with the screen off and the power LED stuck on. When I try to push or hold the power button it beeps two short beeps and the LED stays solid. I was running the Lenovo Bios Update Software directly from their site. The power cord was plugged in and no other programs were running (aside from background programs). Now it is just stuck like this. Any thoughts or help would be great. I can't even get it to force shut off. Thank you in advance!

Answer:Thinkpad S1 Yoga 20CD Stuck screen off and Power LED on after Lenovo Bios Update Ran

Could you try pressing the small reset button on the bottom of the unit?
 
 
 
It sounds like a similar issue to this thread: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-S-Series-ThinkPad-Yoga/Thinkpad-Yoga-S1-Bios-update-failure/m-...
 
 

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IdeaPad Yoga 11S, Factory ID: JVHFC1, Part No: 59292852, Model: 20248, O/S: Windows 8.1 Whenever I plug in the poweradapter, the screen goes dark and will not come back until I unplug the power adapter. This happens anytime, whetherthe battery is fully charged or low. The power adapter charges the battery to full charge so the adapter appears towork. This problem started happening only in the last month. Have had this computer for 2 years. This prevents mefrom using the computer when the battery is low because plugging in the power adapter shuts down the display. Anyone know what is causing this problem?  Thanks in advance for any new info.

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Hi The laptop was working perfectly until i updated the intel HD graphics driver to version 23.20.16.4849 (27/10/17).  As soon as I did this, the machine would not wake from either sleep or hibernate mode when the lid was shut. When I open the lid it will either enter staright into a black screen, and I can hear the fan spinning with lights to the right hand side but no further activity. Sometimes the Lenovo log appears on the screen first and then enters into a blank screen state. I am on Bios Lenovo C6CN34WW 29/10/15 As soon as I press and hold the power button to turn off, and then turn on again the machine loads into windows perfectly, with a visible display.  Any suggestions how to fix this? Thanks

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Hi I recently purchased the lenovo yoga 910, and am really happy with it. I have a problem where if I shut the computer for a few min (or even less) and open it again, the screen doesn't turn on even though I can see that the computer is on (the keyboard is lit up and the power light is on). Sometimes it takes a few minutus untill I can press a key and then it'll turn back on. I'd apreciate any help in resolving this issue...is there a setting that I need to change regarding sleep mode? Thank you

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[email protected], this is my second Yoga, bought in August 2017, the problem started round about 1-2 month ago. After awaking my notebook out of the standby the second screen sometimes stays blackplugging the USB-C Jack (Connected by displayport to the DELL Screen) in and out does not help.The external DELL screen only says "there is no signal".So far the only way to get it back is a full restart :-(Regarding to google search that issue shows up an quite a variety of notebooks (manufactures and graphic units), lots of threads in  different forums, but nothing that solved my problem. Trying following work around another problem shows up:Now I did changes in the energy management to stop the machine going into standby that fast. But the machine ignores my setting:* Shut down the Screen after 1 hours when connected to power* Go into Standy after 4 hours when connected to powerThis setting is saved, but the machine goes into standby much quicker?! Hopefully someone can help here - Cheers Dennis P.S. I also changed tried it with a new cable, same problem.

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I have been using a Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro for just over a year. I use it at work with an external monitor which I connect via a micro-HDMI to VGA adapter. There are several times during the day that the screen on the external montior would flicker, and the connection would be lost. I would usually just reconnect the display and the external monitor would display again.  A few days ago (4 days after the warranty expired), while connected to the external display, the monitor on my Yoga went completely black. Now it won't come back on. Sometimes on startup I can see a very faint "Lenovo" logo, but that quickly goes away. I know the computer is still on because the windows logo still vibrates on the screen when touched. Anyway, does anybody know what could be causing this and how to fix it? I took it to my local Microsoft store and they said that I should replace the motherboard, but I got a feeling they didn't really know what was going on with it. I have not had any problems with this computer until now and it would be a shame if the motherboard is indeed the problem. I have really liked the computer but don't think I would buy another lenovo if I had to replace the motherboard. I have never dropped or significantly damaged it. Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Lenovo Yoga 2 screen went black while on external monitor and won't come back on

hi smalley3,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
The flickering issue maybe due to a bad LCD cable or in some cases, a faulty GPU (the GPU is integrated to the CPU, and the CPU is soldered to the motherboard).
 
If there's still no image on the screen even after connecting an external display then you likely have a bad GPU.
 
In this case, I recommend you contact support for service (and also to see if there's a consideration that can be done on the warranty repair).
 
Support phone list
 
 
Regards
 
 
 
 

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Hi,

wondering if anyone could help me solve this problem. When starting computer everything works fine, the windows logo loads, I get the welcome word on the screen and just when the screen should turn into desktop all I get i black screen with a cursor. I can access the Task Manager through CTRL+Alt+Del.
also I can turn it of manually into a sleep mode and on start up I can click on switch users and restart or shut down the computer. I tried setting it to an earlier date, but no difference. I tried the system repair - found no problems. So do not know what to do with it. It does load in safe mode.

This has happened yesterday after I have attached hdmi cable to it, which I have done many times previously without any problems, do not know if this could have any connection to the problem.

Any suggestions how to fix the problem.

I will be grateful for any help.

Thanks, Monika

Answer:Black screen with cursor after loading wo\indows on lenovo thinkpad

Can you run the Explorer.exe through the task manager (File -> New Task)?

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Hello everyone, I have a user who's X1 Carbon goes blank when not being used and the machine will not turn on. Instead the screen will remain black and he has to restart the machine in order to resume using the machine. The power button is a solid green when the machine is in this black screen state.  Any suggestions on resolving this? Thanks

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My computer has been crashing a lot, which i think is a hardware issue, that is not for this post, but i right now, need assistance, after using my pc in the morning, turning it off, then when i come back, i turn it on, shows the logo, then a dark screen, forever, atleast how long i have waited. I have tried resetting bios, moving ram sticks, messing with BIOS, running hardware checks and software, startup repair says that the laptop boots up, and find no problems, but it doesnt let me do a windows memory diagnostic, i may provide extra information if needed, and i do not know if any more is required, and please do help me, i cannot do anything on my pc until it is fixed 

Answer:Lenovo thinkpad Edge E540, stays in a black screen...

Also, when its in that state, all of the computer is on, too is the display, the laptop isnt just giving it anything to display, its just black. 

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Hi everyone I'm new to this forum and have a issue with an old x60 thinkpad,ive removed the key board to access the fan to give the laptop a bit of a clear out and also I had removed the CMOS battery and refit it as I was going to replace it just due to age ....this is the problem...now the laptop is rebuilt and switched on I get the black screen with the pad lock and a symbol of a person next to it,if I press enter it locks out after 3 times,i obtained the laptop second hand a few years ago and love it,i know it's old but don't want scrap it yet,i have tried removing the battery and power then disconnecting the CMOS battery again for 5 mins pressing power button,rebuilt but still the same,this has only happened since I disconnected and reconnected the CMOS battery....please helpThanks 

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Bought a Lenovo YOGA 700-15ISK two weeks ago. Setup went well. Then managed to install e.g. Steam as well yesterday and left the laptop on (connected to the power cord). When I this morning tried to revive it from (what I though to be) SLEEP mode, nothing happens: screen is black. I then press POWER button a long time, turning the computer off. After pressing the POWER button again, the POWER button lights up and the keyboard blinks red (as it should, I guess), but then nothing more: screen remains black. And no sound from fans, etc. Trying by pressing the NOVA button (that little hole on the left side of the laptop, using a pin) yields the same result. Both the power connection and power diods at the front are lit, and when shutting down laptop by pressing POWER button for a long time, the power connection diod is still lit (although it was unlit before). What is happening here, and what could be the problem?  

Answer:Lenovo YOGA 700-15ISK - doesn't start (screen stays black)

EDIT: Also tried to connect to external screen through HDMI, black there as well (got another laptop working so the HDMI connection cable is all fine). Just seems dead, or at least doesn't really start after the first initialization.

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I bought two ThinkPad Yogas for the Company i work for (First Lenovo products for us) and I really like the idea of the product. Beside the screen retention problem, our little experience with lenovo support and products wasn't according to Lenovo's reputation and our expectation in any way. We ordered both TPY (20CD0001GE: Digitizer, i7, SSD) via amazon germany (because of Lenovo's shipping delays). One of them had was noisy creaking around left and right palmrest area, especially when holding the device in one hand. Due to Lenovo's reputation we could not believe that this is a common issue and thought it is an unusual problem. I contacted Lenovo's support via phone. It was a problem to communicate with the really friendly lady, who seemed to be asian, because her german (I called the german support number and selected german in phone menu) wasn't good enough to understand the issue. She didn't understood the word creaking neither the german word for it. She offered me the solution to send the product to a repair center, without mentioning a usual duration for getting the TPY back. I am very sure she didn't understood the issue during the whole phone conversation. I decided not to take the offer and to get a replacement from amazon, which we got within two days. I don't think that is the way a customer should need to take (from Lenovo's point of view). After three days the new TPY started creaking as the first one. A few weeks later we realized the scree... Read more

Answer:Thinkpad Yoga - creaking & Watermark Issue (Ghosting) & scratch on screen coating

How many days does it usually take to get an answer of Lenovo in the forums if somebody has got serious issues with their products? Of course i read the "Lenovo Community Participation Rules" but if my second experience with Lenovo's support hotline would be like the first one, it is useless to call them again...

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My Lenovo ThinkPad E560 flash the power LED signal for 4 times and turns off again. The screen remains black. In one second the laptop was working fine and the other second it was dead. In advance I'd try all the secret codes from the power button as well as the secret code from the keyboard. Please, any help. Thank you.

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My Lenovo ThinkPad E560 flash the power LED signal for 4 times and turns off again. The screen remains black. In one second the laptop was working fine and the other second it was dead. In advance I'd try all the secret codes from the power button as well as the secret code from the keyboard. Please, any help. Thank you.

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Hi This week my Thinkpad E460 developed an issue, the screen does not switch on after i wake it from sleep mode, the laptop is on, the lenovo red dot LED is permanently on but the screen stays black or switched off. I have to keep the power button pressed to reboot the system for the screen to function again. I have read there are problems like this in the other ranges but i have not found a solution. Is it hardware or software related? Please assist  Thank you

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Hello,
 
I reccomended the Lenovo Yoga 13 to my sister. Everything was working fine and I thought I made a good reccomendation. However, yestertay I borrowed it in order to watch a BluRay on an external Screen and connected the Yoga via HDMI. However, after 15min the following happened.
I forced a hard reboot. After 5 minutes it happened again. Anyone any idea what could be the cause of this? Hardware related? Software related?
 
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Answer:Lenovo Yoga 13 Screen/Graphics Issue

I think a software thing. Maybe the software you are using to play the BluRay does not handle realease the RAM??The only hardware thing I could imagine is that the Yoga gets too hot. Check your temperature pls

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Hi I have bought Lenovo Yoga 500 14 i3 six months ago. Several months ago on the left side of the screen appeared ghost touches. This ghosts touches were exactly on one line of the screen, it is about 6 centimetres from right edge. I went to warranty center and they changed the screen. Two months has passed. And exactly in the same screen line touch screen stoped to work. If to put laptop in 360degree mode - everything works ok.Here is the video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xnz_L_11f8Actually I am begining to want my money back.

Answer:Lenovo Yoga 500 14 Touch screen issue

Hi there, Alex -
Thank you for writing in to the Lenovo Forum - happy to have you here today.
 
Regarding the ghost punches/ghost touch, there were some isolated issues for that issue on some Yoga 700, in addition to that, there is also a fix for it. Please see this thread.
Can you try the following? 
 

Under theDevice Manager> Human Interface Devices, can you do a right click and disable on anything that says HID-compliant device (this is the driver that controls the touchscreen). 
When finished, reboot the system and observe if you still get the same issue.

Update us how it goes.
 
 
 
Regards,
 
Tap that kudos button if I helped  If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"! 

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I've got this problem with my Lenovo Yoga 500 14 ACL: When I start it (Windows 10), the touch screen doesn't work and I have to restart the device to get the touch screen working.I've uninstalled the touch screen drivers, but after a restart the problem stays the same (no new drivers found or installed?).Where can I find the right and latest drivers suiting to this touch screen (Lenovo or Microsoft)?Has anybody an other suggestion what I can try to get the touch screen working from the first Windows-start? 

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Hey,I have a problem with my Lenovo. The problem is that whenever I plug or unplug my pc adapter, the screen goes black for a second or so. I didnt experience this problem before, it started to occur a week or 2 ago.I also put up a video about it to get a better overview:http://tinypic.com/player.php?v=2l9r2ts&s=5Any help appreciated!













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Answer:Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 15 - Screen turns black for a moment when plugged/unplugged.

ok I got it fixed now. Turned out it was my old graphics driver. Just updated my driver and woila! it works. Couldnt even think that this would`ve been the problem tho xDSo if anybody else has this problem, then just try to update your graphics driver.

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When powering on the laptop the battery and power lights appear fine.  However, the machine remains completely silent with a completley black screen for almost 3 minutes until, eventually, the BIOS screen messages will begin to appear.  Nothing at all for like 3-4 minutes.

Answer:Weird bootup issue: 2 minute black screen no activity before Lenovo screen

Model of laptop? Operating system?

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Hey guys  Quick question here: Just oppened my new Yoga 520 today and I noticed somehting strange happening on the screen. From the  3 pictures below:-1st is how the desplay looks from a front angle. The only flickering/anomalies you will notice is from the camera limitaitons on my smarthpone.-2nd picture is where the issue is clear in the picture and morso with the naked eye. These humps become very noticeble when you view the screen from a side angle.-3rd picture is just to emphasize the outline on these humps which are more visable from what can be captured on my camera. Also, these anomalies stretch on the uppers side of the screen as well. Can anyone tell me what these are? If I should worry? If they are normal or of they will get worse, and if I should take the notebook the a lenovo shop to change something on the desplay? Thank you for your time!    

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My computer has been crashing a lot, which i think is a hardware issue, that is not for this post, but i right now, need assistance, after using my pc in the morning, turning it off, then when i come back, i turn it on, shows the logo, then a dark screen, forever, atleast how long i have waited. I have tried resetting bios, moving ram sticks, messing with BIOS, running hardware checks and software, startup repair says that the laptop boots up, and find no problems, but it doesnt let me do a windows memory diagnostic, i may provide extra information if needed, and i do not know if any more is required, and please do help me, i cannot do anything on my pc until it is fixed 

Answer:Lenovo thinkpad Edge E540, stays in a black screen, after showing the logo, just before startup

Also, when its in that state, all of the computer is on, too is the display, the laptop isnt just giving it anything to display, its just black. 

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Just a heads-up: I bought this Lenovo Yoga 13 Ideapad in 2013, so it's out of warranty. Proceed to read my problem..... I always get a black screen whenever I shut off my laptop and turn it back on again, which is why I lock my laptop instead. But when I DO lock it and get back on it the next morning, I encounter the Black screen of death and instead of my lockscreen immediately appearing like normal after I lock it and have left it overnight & try to get on it, I have to shut down my laptop and turn it back on because my laptop won't immedately take me to the lock screen so I can log into my computer.  Today (March 17, 2017), I had to shut down and turn on my laptop while pressing the rotation button button or the OneKey Recovery button (the button with a circle and a line going through it; I don't know exactly what it's called, but I think it's the recovery button OR the screen rotation button, on the right hand side of the computer: If anyone knows the name of this button, please let me know!)..I tried this 5 times and It wouldn't turn on. The 6th time pressing the Recovery button OR the screen rotation button on the right side of the laptop (whatever it's called), it did work and now I'm on my laptop typing like normal. But this Lenovo Yoga Ideapad 13 only works when it wants to. Is there any proven fix to this hardware issue? I was told that it was a motherboad issue, but what's the real culprit? And is the motherboard what's actually giving me th... Read more

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Hello, i have a laptop. (Lenovo y560 ) And laptop's graphic card is ati radeon HD 5730.
(i have no another graphic card like Intel hd graphic)
Intel Core i7-740QM, 1.73 GHz with 2.93 GHz max turbo, 4 cores, 8 threads, 6M cache

I have a big problem with black screen. In a nutshell if i try to install amd grapchic card drive (latest drive, beta crimson drive, first drive of my laptop's manufacturer website , 14.4, 13.3 or others) with plugged in then i see black screen between the loading during.
But if i try to install this graphic card drive with battery (plugged out) then everything can be fine and there is no black screen. Also if i remove the ati graphic card drive on safe mode i can entry on VGA with plugged in or plugged out ( battery) there is no problem. But i have to install amd driver on properly for 3D programs and some games.

By the way i established windows 7, 8.1 and 10 (x64) but there was no solution. I always saw black screen. Also i should say that i tried to install with battery afterthat plugged in but the screen froze.

I searched, read and applied many method as people said to solve this problem. But i didn't solve yet.

I have been really tired to find a solution this awful problem for three weeks. I read many article, topic and i tried to every method what i saw on those places as this pages. Especially i performed regedit method ( change the crossfire 1 to 0 or 0 to 1 i mean ULPS, also i tried change the value of KMD_EnableBrightnessInterface2 1 to 0... Read more

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Hello, i have a laptop. (Lenovo y560 ) And laptop's graphic card is ati radeon HD 5730.
(i have no another graphic card like Intel hd graphic)
Intel Core i7-740QM, 1.73 GHz with 2.93 GHz max turbo, 4 cores, 8 threads, 6M cache

I have a big problem with black screen. In a nutshell if i try to install amd grapchic card drive (latest drive, beta crimson drive, first drive of my laptop's manufacturer website , 14.4, 13.3 or others) with plugged in then i see black screen between the loading during.
But if i try to install this graphic card drive with battery (plugged out) then everything can be fine and there is no black screen. Also if i remove the ati graphic card drive on safe mode i can entry on VGA with plugged in or plugged out ( battery) there is no problem. But i have to install amd driver on properly for 3D programs and some games.

By the way i established windows 7, 8.1 and 10 (x64) but there was no solution. I always saw black screen. Also i should say that i tried to install with battery afterthat plugged in but the screen froze.

I searched, read and applied many method as people said to solve this problem. But i didn't solve yet.

I have been really tired to find a solution this awful problem for three weeks. I read many article, topic and i tried to every method what i saw on those places as this pages. Especially i performed regedit method ( change the crossfire 1 to 0 or 0 to 1 i mean ULPS, also i tried change the value of KMD_EnableBrightnessInterface2 1 to 0... Read more

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Hi guys, I'm having an issue when I'm in certain apps (Facebook being one) that when I click on a typing area the on-screen keyboard is actually covering that typing area and I don't get to see what I'm typing. Is anyone else having this issue?
Thanks,
Daniel
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Answer:Lenovo Yoga Tab 2 Pro: Windows 10 On-Screen keyboard covering typing area, anyone else having this issue?

You can change the keyboard position moving the window up

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