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Keyboard locks up on restart from hiberate

I have a Lenovo Y410. Sometimes when I come back from a hibernate, the keyboard is locked. There is BLUE LIGHT in the shape of a small lock with the letter "A" on it on the bar near the power/on/off button. What does that mean? How can I unlock the keyboard without shutting down the computer cold turkey? Thanks.
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Pam,

It seems it's the Power Scheme settings that you need check it out.

  1. Right click on the "battery/cord" icon from the task bar
  2. Choose Power Options
  3. On the Select Power Plan, check the Balanced option
Please come back if you still have the same problem, or if you have other problem.

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Posted on Jan 09, 2009

  • Vicky Feb 05, 2013

    Eugene,I am having the same problem, but I m on the log-in screen so I do not have any task bars visible to me. Can you let me know how to unlock the keyboard from that screen?

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