10-16-2009 02:41 AM
i've two Lenovo R61 - both with Nvidia 140m in it.
The first one's gpu is completely defect - only beeping @ bios time - no screen.
The second one has many Error (vertical lines - blank screen, ...) - see my Thread http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/R-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/Thinkpad-R61-NVS140M-drivers-no-not-work-anymo...
I think both are based on the nvidia g86m Problem.
Can anyone help me? Some sign of good will by lenovo?
Would be great.
12-20-2009 09:39 AM
My Thinkpad R61's video card just failed. I was using the nVidia Quadro NVS 140M which is based on the 8400M-GS, and has been known to be faulty. It has all the symptons related to the Nvidia GPU meltdown problem .
It all started very randomly, I was just surfing the web not runnying any GPU intensive applications when my screen started to flicker. It got worse and worse and then it just shutdown. When I restarted my laptop, it would only show some vertical colored lines that basically look the same as this:
I am really not sure whether or not Lenovo took the same path as HP and Dell and extended the warranty. I really hope they did, because otherwise a lot of us who bought the NVS 140M video card are going to be majorly screwed, since the video card is not a component you can just replace as you would do with a hard rive or memory.
Any info related to this and thinkpads would be greatly appreciated.