Lenovo Yoga 13 Screen Won’t Autorotate
Posted by Russell Wright on May 24, 2014
There seems to be an outstanding issue for many with the Lenovo Yoga 13 where the screen doesn’t automatically rotate. I know on mine I’ve had this issue. Here are a couple of things to check.
First, when you are in notebook (laptop) mode, on the right edge of the keyboard portion of the machine is a small button. This locks/unlocks the screen rotation.
Reading through this post on the Lenovo support forum gave me lots of ideas of things to check. I usually go to the end of these types of posts to see if there’s been any resolution, instead of just complaints. Some of the ideas…
- Reboot the computer
- Reinstall the chipset drivers
- Reinstall Windows
- Take the computer back where you bought it
What I found in device manager was a message in the device status area that stated something in the Sensor Collection couldn’t start. Unfortunately, I didn’t capture it at the time. However, I simply disabled and enabled the HID Sensor Collection and the screen rotation function began working again.
So, I’m relieved to know it’s not a hardware issue, but what caused this to become “broken” is unknown at this time.