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I am having problems bringing my Lenovo Thinkpad up from hibernat

I am having problems bringing my Lenovo Thinpad SL500 back up from hibernation. The fan comes on as well as all the lights on the keyboard but the screen is still black.

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  • nattie20_98 Jul 28, 2009

    Nothing works at all so maybe the motherboard is shot? The power light comes on as well as the fan but the laptop will not boot up.

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Go the their webiste and make sure you have got all their latest updates.

Try turning the hybernation off and see if the screen behaves correctly when you close and open the laptop.

This can also indicate a motheroard problem. beware... it may stop working at all.. so if you have any data in it that you need, i would suggest purging it on DVDs. and backing up (otherwise you will pay couple hundreed bbucks later for recovery in case the computer deis).



For now, just trun off the hybernation and see if it works.

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