Skyrim talk:Great Lift at Alftand

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Return Trip[edit]

I'm slightly confused as to how I actually get the lift to work. It works fine from within Blackreach, but I assumed you'd be able to take it back down again and save the ruin-trek. Is this not the case, or do I need to do something while down in Blackreach to start it working?

The key thing being I can't open the door from the outside. Am I not supposed to be able to do this? — Unsigned comment by (talk) at 13:54 on 14 October 2012‎

The lift must be activated from within Blackreach first. Is the gate closing, or are you fast-travelling from within the lift, without opening the gate first of all? The gate shouldn't close once you have opened it from the inside. And, to be clear, you can't reach the lever from the outside. Silence is GoldenBreak the Silence 14:13, 14 October 2012 (GMT)
With followers I once had a glitch at the lifts, spawning me outside the gate after using it from Blackreach. Reloading from an earlier save-point fixed it, spawning me inside the gate this time, so I could activate the gate-opening lever. --Alfwyn (talk) 14:31, 14 October 2012 (GMT)


While accessing lift from blackreach, it takes to the surface, but again show the loading page, take to surface and this repeats endlessly. But it was rectified after using dawnguard with skyrim official patch 1.8 — Unsigned comment by (talk) at 02:10 on 14 December 2012‎

This problem may not have been patched actually, since I just had it happen to me even though my game is fully updated. — Unsigned comment by BlackhawkXIII (talkcontribs) at 22:12 on 19 December 2012‎
I am also having this problem with a fully updated game. It happened once while leaving Blackreach and once while returning. I had a follower with me (Serena) both times. Coronus (talk) 00:46, 9 August 2013 (GMT)
For anyone still having this problem the only way you could got out of it was by trying to access a menu with the command line, and the only one is the showracemenu this will make the game stop the continuous loading loop so it is easier to use the command line to write coc whiterun and the game starts loading the location immediately. When i got there i instantly pressed the esc button to stop the loading which it brought up but still loaded back to the lift. When the loading finished miraculously i could move and was "unstuck" from the loop. I hope this helps. ( 19:12, 29 December 2018 (UTC))

same glitching problem[edit]

I was going through the quest, everything was fine until I took the lift up. Load screen came and went but as soon as I was at the top the game wouldn't stop glitching out. I couldn't move, couldn't open the door, couldn't even get to any option menus. I ended up using task manager to close Skyrim, reload Skyrim, and select a previous save spot to load. Every time I try again the same thing happens. Do you just have to take the long way around it or do you have to use it for the quest? When will they fix this? — Unsigned comment by (talk) at 21:11 on 18 February 2014