04-07-2011 09:40 AM - edited 04-07-2011 09:48 AM
There are no trouble free machines, this is design fault, and they are all the same. Only bios update could solve the issue but this is Lenovo and they don’t release new bios too often. For example Dell is releasing new bios every month till all issues are fixed but Lenovo has only 22k employees and net income 129 mln $, Dell has 103k employees and net income of 2.63 bln $ so don’t expect too much from Lenovo.
04-07-2011 03:39 PM - edited 04-07-2011 03:42 PM
Agree, nothing is error free, but these issues are obvious and simple things... especially at this price...
These machines are not properly tested for UAT (User Acceptance Testing) OR thoese users who tested these machines haven't used a computer before...
Interesting finding - plug a erphone jack in to the headset port - noise is gone...
Just realised that Dell Vostro 320 AIO is released in the UK only last week, silly me should have wait another week
04-07-2011 04:13 PM
Quote: Just realised that Dell Vostro 320 AIO is released in the UK only last week, silly me should have wait another week
I am with you there, this is my first and last Lenovo
04-08-2011 05:47 PM
Here is the latest on the A700.I bought this refurbished from lenovo a week ago and sine unboxing I have these problems.
1 No Mouse
2 DVD-ROM Does not read all the time put a disk in spits it back out says please insert disk when one is in the drive
3 High pitched whining noise from the speakers.
On April 5th I called lenovo support on these issues and the sent a tech
On April 7th the tech showed up and replaced the speakers,dvd-rom,and mouse
After completed repairs the mouse still would not connect,The speakers still whined,but the dvd seemd to work fine after the replacement
The tech then proceeded to call lenovo and explain to them that the whine and the mouse are sttill a problem and they told the tech to put me on the phone.I then told them I wanted a replacement they said they could not do that and they said they will send me a box to send the computer back in.
April 8th I am waiting for the box to come so I cant send this junkpile back and hope they fix it and just dont do a bunch of meaningless stuff and send it back to me broken.
Anybody have any experiance with the repair depot center in texas ? do they do quality work or are they a wham bam kida outfit
Ill keep you updated I told they guy on the phone he should read the reviews on the a700 and read the lenovo forums he would see that there is a problem with the whine that needs to be addressed and if they cant fix it they should replace it with a non whining one or a amd based computer with the same specs
04-22-2011 01:56 AM
Well I have a update on the machine.I just received the computer back from the repair depot and the whine is gone .They replaced the motherboard and that seemed to do the trick as there is no more whine .As for the mouse I have to use energizer e2 or equivelent for the mouse to run it must draw alot of juice because I installed just regular rayovac and regular radioshack batteries and It would not work.
I have a question for all the a700 owners out there is the black besel around the screen scratched.I look at mine and it has fine scratches in it all around it.I removed one of the stickers on the bezel and underneath it has these scratches underneath the sticker ?Is this the way the bezel is supposed to look as It looks like crap?
04-22-2011 05:58 AM - edited 04-22-2011 05:59 AM
I put Duracells in my BT mouse and they would not work. My Bezel is just glossy with no scratches.
07-11-2011 03:07 AM
have the same problem with that high-pitched noise on my A700.
Turning down the volume or plugging in earphones does not work on my machine. When i open a VLC-Player with a MP3-file and pause the player the noise is gone.
After reading this thread it seems to me that the only way to get rid of that is to replace the mainboard?
Is this correct or does anybody have an alternative solution for this problem.
Did anybody find a firmware-update?
As this seems to be a regular problem with the A700 i would expect a general solution from Lenovo.
07-26-2011 04:22 AM - edited 07-26-2011 04:22 AM
As user dhammika pointed in post #22 in this thread, the noise dissapears when plugging earphones. When doing so, there's no noise coming from the headphones, either. Also, the noise volume appears to be constant regardless of windows mixer volume or speaker volume (touch controls).
Maybe it's just those pathetic speaker cables running through EMI laden places, crosstalk, etc.?