05-23-2012 06:45 PM
The connection between the laptop and the monitor is obviously flakey. This happens over time.
The fix will probably take a while - take it to where you bought it / take it to a Bestbuy / send it to Lenovo / somewhere where someone will try to fix it.
05-25-2012 09:13 AM
New parts will be very hard to come by, and often you can find parts laptops on EBay. I had an Asus that needed some parts and EBay is where I find a used broken unit that had the parts I needed. Other than that I believe only authorized repair places will be able to get new parts. Good luck
05-26-2012 03:29 PM
Does the screen change when you move the screen - open/close?
05-29-2012 01:41 PM
05-29-2012 02:52 PM - edited 05-29-2012 02:55 PM
no, I was wondering if the lines / distortion changed as you moved the screen just a little bit. Nope. So probably not loose connection. So have to replace LCD or whatever. Send it to Lenovo or take it to BestBuy. I would probably buy a cheap new i3 Lenovo to get me by in the meantime.
My V570 is about a year old so just out of curiosity I was out pricing Lenovos today. - went for $625 (I paid $599) when I bought it (plus 2yr BBY warranty.) $529 today and the current cpu is a slight i5 upgrade over mine.
If this one dies, I'll snag a new one from BBY and then give them the old one to repair as a spare on warranty. Unless it lasts until Win8 64
It does impress me that the only Lenovo that BBY stocks in their stores (that I know of) is the V570 i5. You can order lots of other ones(Lenovos), but I like the idea of walk 5 blocks, walk into the store, get a Lenovo, and walk home - The old instant gratification thing!!!!
I also have to have the external eSATA jack for my external HD backups.
05-29-2012 05:39 PM
05-29-2012 06:06 PM
you may not need parts - you may just need to fix the connection.
How experienced are you at taking very complex things apart with no one, even online, to help?
Old Y560 support downloads page
old Y560 user guides and manuals
you want the hardware maintenance manual
if you have a Y560p select the appropriate manuals (no I have no idea how to tell).
"old" only because they're trying to upgrade their site. trying! They haven't yet.
Neither I nor anyone else here can give you any help whatsoever on this project.
You will likely destroy your laptop. That MUST be your assumption.
My personal experience is 30+ years of DIY desktops, and taking apart a couple of circa 2000 non-Lenovo laptops, which eventually died on the operating table. They were sourced from GoodWill, so I didn't care. I can provide no help whatsoever on a Lenovo Y560. Unless you give it to me as a freebee. And never expect it back. They look like Swiss watches inside. That's why I bought a BestBuy 2yr they fix it warranty.
I am trying to be harsh because I don't want you blaming anyone for a pile of unfixable junk, and it is very easy for one of these laptops, current, any mfgr, to become one.