Hi, I have a new Thinkpad x61 tablet pc. Recently I noticed that the screen is no longer responsive to my pen. When I restarted wondows (vista business), it starts to work for some time and stops again. Your help is greatly appreciated.
It could be a problem with the pen but I am not positive. I knew someone who had a problem a little different from this but involving the pen not working how it should. They called the company they got the laptop from (Gateway in their case) and they were sent a new pen for free. Lenovo might do that if it's under warranty or you could buy a new pen. It could be a problem with the drivers, though, in which case I am not entirely sure what to do. Maybe reinstall?
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Are you trying to move the cursor with the trackpoint, a usb mouse, or the pen? Have you tried restarting your computer? Restarting would likely solve the problem. If you can't move the cursor to the start menu, you can open the start menu with the windows key, use the arrow keys to navigate to the power options. Use enter to select the power options and shut down or restart the computer. If this does not work, press and hold the power button for 5 or 10 seconds to force the computer to shut down.
What happened before this occurred? Did you install any programs or updates recently, or change any settings on your computer?
Maybe IBM have some drivers but as XP is obsolete, they may not.
Operating Systems as supplied from new. Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit
Microsoft Windows Vista Business 32-bit and 64-bit
Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit
Microsoft Windows XP Tablet Edition 2005
Are you using XP Tablet Edition as that edition has the drivers for the features?
The backlight is normall part of the LCD panel assembly and is not normally changeable on its own (sadly) however here is a link to one being solf on ebay http://cgi.ebay.com.au/LCD-CCFL-Backlight-Lamp-for-IBM-lenovo-ThinkPad-X60-X61_W0QQitemZ250464679317QQcmdZViewItemQQimsxZ20090715?IMSfp=TL090715205001r13604
and here is a link to the X61 LCD dissassembly http://www.insidemylaptop.com/replace-broken-lcd-screen-lenovo-x60s-laptop/
After removing the LCD you will gently have to prise it apart to reveal the backlight assy. Hope this goes will for you.
Here is what you do:
1) Click on a blank area of the desktop (not sure why, but sometimes this is necessary).
2) Press the toolbox button on your monitor. It is located in between the rotate screen button and the secondary "Esc" button. A tablet shortcut menu should appear in the middle of your screen.
3) Select "Settings" at the bottom left of the menu. This will open a "Customize Tablet Shortcut Menu Settings" Window.
4) In the "Auto Screen Rotation" portion of the window, make sure the "Enable ActiveRotate" box is checked.
5) If you choose, you may also want to click the "Calibrate" button. This will step you through customizing the ActiveRotate to your personal preference.
6) Click "Apply" and then "Ok".
Please note, that with the internal wi-fi connection enabled, you cannot use the X61 in tablet mode in certain orientations. Nothing bad will happen if you attempt to do this; but you will notice a message popup telling you this, as well as having the screen automatically switch orientations on you. This is normal and has something to do with the wi-fi antenna location.
Hope that helps!