09-09-2008 06:45 PM
I have had this Y510 for a few months now with no problems, and just recenty the battery level indicator has decided to just stop working! I think it might have heppend after the most recent automatic windows update, but I'm not sure. I'd like to know if anyone has had this happen before...and if they have then what they did to fix it. I was thinking to turn it in for repair since it is still under warranty, but I wanted to try this first. Thanks!
FYI: Running Windows XP Pro and Avira Antivirus, both with all the latest updates since the first day I got the machine.
09-10-2008 07:43 AM
09-17-2008 11:45 AM
Were you talking about the battery indicator in the tray, or the 4 orange LEDs at the right side of the hinge of the laptop? My LEDs just stopped working today (9/18/8).
Has this happened to anyone else? Is there a fix for this?
I'm about 1 week into ownership of this new Y510, and little issues like this are cropping up (super loud dvd drive, some slow-responding letters on the keyboard...). It's all a shame because i really like this laptop. I'm thinking soon, I will try to ship it back to get a replacement. Or refund, if things keep going this way.
09-17-2008 12:11 PM
Update: I just put the laptop to sleep before turning it over to find the model name and serial number, and when i turned it right side up again and woke up the laptop, the orange battery indicator lights (i guess there are 5, not 4 like i said before) came back on. This is wierd because previously when i noticed the problem, i restarted the computer, but it did not fix the lights.
09-20-2008 02:10 PM
09-21-2008 09:23 PM
Yeah, I completely agree: it's a shame that this machine is having quirks like this already. This machine has the potential of being a great laptop if not for all these little quirks. But consider yourself lucky i guess--I'm having other issues with my Y510 as well: inconsistent keystroke, and DVD drive noise.
Like in your case, the indicator LEDs fixed themselves, but since a few days ago I'm once again having the same problem. Have not found a fix to this yet. I've been too busy recovering from Hurricane Ike and dealing with a pending move to spend the time to call support just yet. I'll let you know if i get an answer. Have you tried calling support yet? Let me know too if you find more info.
09-22-2008 06:32 PM
I have the same issue with the orange led indicator lights! what O/S are you guys using? have you downgraded to xp?
I'm currently using Vista
Might it be just a bug with vista?
09-23-2008 07:42 AM