From: James H. E. Maugham (CaptJHEM_at_waterw.com)
Date: Mon Dec 16 2002 - 11:06:20 EST
Edward Mendelson wrote:
> ThinkPad 600X: This unit normally works perfectly, but sometimes, when
> it starts up, or when it emerges from standby, the screen is blank or
> extremely dark. I can almost always fix it by closing and opening the
> lid once (sometimes twice). What causes this? And the screen going to
> fail on me completely when I'm somewhere where I can't get a
It's an APM/ACPI conflict and there's no certain way to resolve it short of
re-loading the OS. This issue drove me buggy a while back on my old 600E.
You can try turning off APM in the system's BIOS, but that can lead to other
Simply reaching up and depressing the lid switch momentarily will usually
"awaken" the display.
Make sure you have the latest configuration utility installed:
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