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bluc
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Registered: ‎05-08-2009
Location: Australia
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sl500 cracks in case

Anybody else having trouble with stress cracks on bottom left/right of screen on sl500 model I think the hinge is to tight which is causing the plastic to crack. I have contacted support waiting to see if it is covered by warranty.
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bluc
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Re: sl500 cracks in case

so no one has had problems with hinges or monitor shroud on sl500 27464TM?
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Mark_Lenovo
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Re: sl500 cracks in case

bluc,

 

We haven't seen any broader reports of this issue, but your diagnosis of your particular system is possible.  Any mechanical component like a hinge could potentially be out of spec and cause some potential issue.

 

As long as there aren't abrasions or signs of impact, I think you have a reasonable claim with support.

 

Have you made progress getting the unit fixed through service?

 

Best regards,

 

Mark

 

 

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bluc
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Registered: ‎05-08-2009
Location: Australia
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Re: sl500 cracks in case

have sent it in fo repair took a while to get the go ahead to get it repaired under warranty (bout 3 weeks) has been a week since I heard it was being done under warranty(I am in australia they have to get parts in from over seas) so hopefully not to much longer till I have it back.Thanks for the reply!!
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KDog
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Registered: ‎06-13-2009
Location: Australia, ACT
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Re: sl500 cracks in case

The cracks have also just appeared on the lower left hinge mount plastic surround on my SL500.

 

The machine definitely hasn't been abused and has only been moved from my desk a couple of times.

 

I would be interested to see how you go with warrantee support as I can't really go without my machine for more then a few days.

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bluc
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Re: sl500 cracks in case

They did the repaires under warranty took 4 weeks all up to get laptop back and I think bit of effort on there part to get the go ahead to do it under warranty in the end all good cheers.
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kpscooty
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Registered: ‎01-05-2009
Location: New York, United States
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Re: sl500 cracks in case

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ok cool they do cover it under warrenty, my left hinge cracked last week. Good to know

They should really make all the thinkpad series metal. Cheap Plastic :smileytongue: 

Message Edited by kpscooty on 07-05-2009 01:25 AM
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bluc
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Re: sl500 cracks in case

yea on mine it was the shroud the cracked not the hinge I agree they should be metal. I treated mine with kid gloves and it still broke the way some of the people I know treat there's, it would not last 5 minutes!!
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Tulsajohn
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Registered: ‎05-11-2011
Location: ShenZhen, China
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SL500 Cracks in Case - Not Dropped - This is a Design Defect

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I bought a Lenovo Thinkpad in the US and took it to China on June, 2010. The computer is under warranty. Five weeks ago, two cracks appeared around the two hinges of the plastic frame. The Lenovo customer service center in Shenzhen, China refused to repair the cracks around the two hinges. They said that they've never seen that problem before. This is a very common problem, based on what I have read from different Lenovo users forum. Mark, can you please help? Thank you -