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02-11-2012

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(Rant post) Y560 dead after 2 years

2014-12-06, 19:37 PM

 

TL;DR

had problems with this model ever since I bought it, expected it to last longer than it did, since it was that expensive

 

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Good day forums!

 

I bought my Y560 laptop 2 years and 2 weeks ago and it has since completely died. I paid 1100€ for it at the time and had hoped it would last me about 4 to 5 years, but it wasn't long until problems began.

 

First my left screen hinge broke. I thought I was just unlucky, so I headed over to the forums and saw close to a hundred posts claming the same thing. Always the left hinge. "Cheap materials" they said. "It's cheap to fix" I've read. "Poor workmanship" was a phrase I saw more times than I'd like to.

 

Then just after a year, when my varranty expired of course, my GPU died. The official shop said it could only be fixed by replacing the motherboard entirely, which was offered to me for 450€, so obviously, I look for another solution. I got it replaced at some other shop and it all seemed to work fine for another year.

 

Just recently, my latop wouldn't display a picture anymore, the screen was black and I took it to the shop once again. After a month of trials and trying to identify the problem, it was pronounced clinically dead, as the motherboard has a faulty connection somewhere and is beyond fixing. The screen remains black, even tho the laptop does turn on.

 

I even took out the RAM modules and had hoped to hear the beep code when I turned it on, but there was nothing - a clear indication of a dead motherboard.

 

Is there anyone out there who had zero problems with his device? I for one know, that I will think twice before buying or recommending another Lenovo product to anyone.

 

Edit: forgot to mention all the dead pixels on the LCD as well....

 

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