On the hinge of the laptop there is a little button on the keyboard piece of the machine,, this is the hibernation button and it works like a contact,,
if you have the laptop on and close the lid,, it goes into standby/hibernation.. when you open the lid,, it kicks back in,,
to me it sounds as though the lid hinge was contacting the inner mechanisms of this switch and causing a "short" just like the switch is supposed to do,,
they replace the outside of the case and V O I L A! magically fixed,,, I think not,,
I believe this is a standard IBM "known-but-keep-it-secret" promblem with the thinkpads,,
My R31 monitor would turn off , like the power was stopped to it, similar to an APM setting,, however, I had it set to Never,,,
IBM gets my Laptop, almost 4 weeks later I get it back ,, the one thin strip of black plastice under the hinge is shiny new,, that is all i see ,,
IBM,,, they are just like the CIA of computers..
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