11-28-2011 10:17 PM
I saw the manual and read the part about ram. I have taken a picture of the ram slot: http://i42.tinypic.com/2ikaald.jpg
It is missing the 2nd ram slot that the manual is showing. so this laptop must not have an extra slot
11-28-2011 10:46 PM - edited 11-29-2011 02:42 PM
Mark_Lenovo and JameZ,
I appreciate you investigating this problem and escalating it to engineering. I look forward to any updates.
Before your responses, I had tried calling Lenovo technical support and was on the phone for 35 minutes yesterday while your representative tried to find a spec sheet for the G575-438343u specific model. When I asked if there was any way I could contact engineers, designers, or manufacturing he said that all happens in the manufacturing facilities in China, so there would be no way for me to contact those departments. After spending 35 minutes on the phone, the conclusion was basically that Lenovo couldn't do anything for me. Frustrated, I was almost ready to end my quest for a left speaker and just deal with it, but I am happy to see that you are looking into this issue. If Lenovo can take an unfortunate situation and turn it into a positive, I will be a happy customer, both now and in the future
Obviously that isn't a solution for everybody, since they shouldn't be required to disassemble a notebook, install components, and then reassemble, and it would also void the warranty.
Once again, thanks Lenovo staff for investigating this issue. I will keep checking in on this thread for any updates.
11-29-2011 12:09 AM
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11-29-2011 08:06 AM - last edited on 11-29-2011 09:04 AM by Maliha
How do I fix? The left speaker will not work? Should I take it back and return for another?
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11-29-2011 08:47 AM - last edited on 11-29-2011 09:05 AM by Maliha
This issue is a common issue. Appears Lenovo cut out a speaker to cut costs. Others have this issue on the forum.
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11-29-2011 01:41 PM
There are RIDICULOUS numbers of us that ordered this computer on black friday from Best Buy, received confirmations of our order,and then hours after receiving our confirmation received emails saying the computer was backordered. Today, several of us received another email stating the product is still on backorder, with no indication as to when it will be available. Several forums show numerous folks complaining about the backorder problem with the Lenovo. When calling Best Buy, they are unable to give ANY indication as to when the product will be available. The problems I have been reading about (on this forum and others) regarding the missing speaker and the ram issue ... in you guys' opinion, is this attributing to the backorder problem? Some have already received cancellation notices, others (including myself) have not. Not sure if I should cancel my order at this point (knowing the issues everyone is having with this model) or just hang tight and see what i get.
11-29-2011 04:52 PM
I don't have the full specs on the system - this could have been a specific model that we built for the promotion (because at $188 it is still a lot of notebook for the money, even if it had 1 ram slot).. (My earlier comments were based on the models of G575 available on our website for direct sales - these are more expensive models than the Best Buy deal)
So far as I know today, this model should have 2 speakers. That some are missing the left speaker is something that we are working to address. Obviously, ensuring that we have enough speakers available through our logistics channels and also likely working with Best Buy on our plan to address.
Generally, when we find an issue like this, we will try to hold stock that hasn't yet shipped and inspect / fix it so that customers who receive it won't have to deal with an issue. If this is underway, it could explain why orders might be temporarily on hold or on a backorder status.
I know we are actively working on this today and I think we need a bit more time. I hope to be able to let you know the best way to get this solved soon - I'm going to do my best to have an update from the team for sometime tomorrow.
I appreciate your patience.
11-29-2011 04:57 PM
I appreciate you looking into this issue. I too am in a similar boat with everyone else. Not only do I have one speaker, but only one RAM slot despite all documentation stating I have two of both.
I hope there is an adequate resolution for both sides.
11-29-2011 06:52 PM