I'm using an IBM Thinkpad T30, running XP Pro. My BIOS is updated to the latest version (2.10). My machine will not resume from standby after the LCD is closed or it's been idle for 15 minutes, regardless of any fiddling with the keyboard and mouse or pressing the power button. After I reboot, it runs without issue. However, having to hard-reboot every time I turn around is getting exceedingly annoying.
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Re: T30 Will not resume from standby without reboot
It sounds as if your computer is going into hibernation. Check your power management settings to see if keys are enabled allowing a specific key or process to bring computer out of hibernation. Hope this helps.
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did you install anything new or update your OS prior to this?, if so try to restore it using the rescue disc. But first try to enter BIOS while boot up to ensure you are getting a display & when you do so enter all default settings(F5). Hope this helps.
You normally need a compatible Power Supply plugged into the Laptop from the mains. Without this the battery will go flat.
If you do not have one a good place to look is Ebay, or the like simply put in the model name of your laptop and the words Power Supply.
EG: IBM ThinkPad T30 Power Supply.
I went into the BIOS (with F2 during restart) and changed a value -- IIRC it was called something like "power management scheme" -- from the default S3 to the other choice, S1. Now the old Dell XP Dimension 2350 will go into and out of Standby correctly and the new SE198WFP 19" LCD will too.
Hi, During the boot at the THINKPAD SCREEN press the Thinkvantage key ( Blue button ) it will launch rescue and recovery and allow you to reboot factory. This only works if you did not corrupted/deleted the rescue and recovery hidden partition on the HDD. Otherwise you will need the rescue and recovery CD to proceed. IBM/Lenovo support should be able to provide you the CD. thanks and have a nice day J-
You go to the right, where it has the orange bar, and ->User manual IBM ThinkPad T30 - Install Guide, in it. Under this heading this is a PDF file icon. Under the icon it states -> Download the complete user guide (484 Ko) I clicked on it. It brings you to a page where you look at numbers that come tumbling down into 4 boxes. You type the numbers as they come tumbling down, one by one in the box on the right. (You'll see what I mean) After the 4 numbers have been typed into that box, you go below, and click on Download the users guide. I read their contract. You just use the down arrow on the right to scroll it down. From reading it, it looks legit. This is all I can tell you. I didn't download it, and don't know about it. Choice is yours now.
The first link on top I do know about. I downloaded it, and everything is fine. It's a Hardware Maintenance Manual, but may have some of the general user information you need.
User manual IBM THINKPAD T30 - Install Guide
I thought my problem was originally monitor related. However since I posted, the picture disappeared altogether, and my PC wouldn't even start to bootup. Fearing my mobo may have died I removed the hardware components, cleaned then re-assembled them. After all that, it turned out that my graphics card has a tendency to become slightly unseated. Once I was aware of this problem booting up resumed normally. It seems that the problem of the fading monitor picture seems to still occur, but soon after I use the machine after 'hibernation' state, and even then it doesn't always occur if I do use hibernation. I haven't used hibernation for a little while and so far the problem has not returned
right click on your desk top then left click on 'properties' in the white box that appears.
this will bring up a 'display properties' box which should have a tab headed 'screen saver' amongst others.
select the screen saver tab.
in this tab there are 2 sections. one to select which screen saver you want to use (and what settings are applied to it), and another section which should be called 'monitor power'.
click the button here which says 'power...' to adjust your power settings.
in the next window there are 4 tabs. select the first tab (power schemes - which should be already selected by default) and you now have 4 options. leave the selected 'power scheme' in the top of the window as it is and just alter the settings for the selected power scheme.
your 4 options are: 'turn off monitor', 'turn off hard disks', 'system standby' and 'system hibernates' i would recommend setting all of these to 'never', and don't forget to click the 'apply' button after you've done this.
i would also recommend disableing hibernation in the 'hibernate' tab (this is in the same window as the power schemes tab).
once you've adjusted your power settings, don't forget to activate one of your screen savers. this is only important if you leave the monitor on for a long time with no changes taking place in terms of what is being displayed. if you leave a static image on for hours you will end up with permanent screen burn. (a ghost image that is always there - even when the monitor isn't switched on!).
i don't bother with screen savers personally as i find them annoying, and find it much easier to simply turn the monitor off whenever i'm not going to be using it for the next hour or more.
hope that solved your problem. apologies if it doesn't.
by the way, the tabs etc i described are what i have on my OS (windows XP pro) and may be named differently if you're using a different version of windows. the 'power options' settings will still be accessible via 'screen saver' tab in desktop properties though.