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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:12 am 
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I have a new-to-me X60 with a freshly loaded XP-Pro OS. I'm having an issue with it going into standby. It's set up to go into standby whenever the lid is closed, but rarely does it actually complete the action. It also will not go into standby when prompted, via Fn + F4.
Sometimes it will, but most times it won't. Strangely enough, when you prompt it to shut down, it will then go into standby, but when you wake it from standby, it's in the process of shutting down, and it will continue to turn off.

I've gone through the settings that I'm aware of, but haven't found any solutions.
Any assistance would be appreciated.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:57 am 
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A shot in the dark...

Do you have the correct graphics driver installed?

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 12:41 pm 
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I ran Lenovo's System Update, and it didn't suggest anything. ??
Is there another way I could check that?


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 12:45 pm 
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Look in device manager and tell us what graphics driver is in use.

And, go to Lenovo support site and download the video driver for your machine and OS, if you haven't already. Sometimes System Update misses stuff.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:05 pm 
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Here's the info I found on my driver: (it's the latest version available from Lenovo)

Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator Driver for Mobile Report


Report Date: 04/24/2012
Report Time[hr:mm:ss]: 10:58:38
Driver Version: 6.14.10.4926
Operating System: Windows XP* Professional, Service Pack 3 (5.1.2600)
Default Language: English
DirectX* Version: 9.0
Physical Memory: 2038 MB
Minimum Graphics Memory: 8 MB
Maximum Graphics Memory: 224 MB
Graphics Memory in Use: 28 MB
Processor: x86 family 6 Model 14 Stepping 12
Processor Speed: 1995 MHZ
Vendor ID: 8086
Device ID: 27A2
Device Revision: 03


* Accelerator Information *

Accelerator in Use: Mobile Intel(R) 945 Express Chipset Family
Video BIOS: 1313
Current Graphics Mode: 1024 by 768 True Color (50 Hz)


A bit further down is this:

Monitor Supported Modes:
1024 by 768 (50 Hz)
Display Power Management Support:
Standby Mode: Not Supported
Suspend Mode: Not Supported
Active Off Mode: Supported


Why would that be?


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:53 pm 
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Apparently, nobody had any idea what the issue was here, but I accidentally solved it myself, although it's still something of a mystery.

My keyboard had a couple "sticky" keys; they were fully functional, just annoying, so I decided to get a new keyboard for it.
Got a beautiful new keyboard from 'Thinkpad Lover'and put it on the other night.

Standby problem's SOLVED! It works flawlessly now. :banana:

Any ideas why that would have done the trick? :?:


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