12-08-2011 11:56 AM
Here are my questiions in order of importance
Model G770 10732ku
Specs: i5-2310/6GB/750GB/Win 7x64/ ATI 6650M 1gb/USB 3 x1/ Bluray player/ BT 2.1 EDR
By the way, despite the poor quality of the LCD screen (cheap LED not that great for blacks and video - alas), I have improved it by using the video/media and desktop color and contrast adjustments under both Intel and ATI graphics, although video looks bad anyways under ATI as mentioned above, but this is not a function of color and contrast, it's a problem with proper hardware decoding (i think).
One other note, I just bought the new Lenovo multimedia keypad remote 5902?. It's awesome, having lots of fun with it, and it works great.
12-08-2011 12:48 PM - edited 12-08-2011 12:49 PM
This is something of a generic response, but I was able to find drivers here
Enter the model number of course.
G770 should have this list http://consumersupport.lenovo.com/us/en/DriversDownloads/drivers_list.aspx?CategoryID=290407
I had tried it through "support.lenovo.com" and often got no driver results for my G570
12-09-2011 08:51 AM
The reason I have not answered your questions specifically is that many of them have already been answered in this forum.
As far as a picture of the Y series, it's just a banner for the SITE, it doesn't change for each model you're looking for.
As far as lagging audio. I had this issue on another model.
This was my fight to try to get Lenovo to recognize the audio problem: http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-3000-and-Value-line/Depot-Support-Nightmare-with-Lenovo-G570-Soun...
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-3000-and-Value-line/Lenovo-G570-Sound-Issues/td-p/421083 G570 experiencing audio problems. It seems toe related to some issue involving latency, as I know even with the speakers and motherboard replaced the sound issue persisted.
Mark made a write up on the One Key recovery and how to do it in another thread.
There were some sites with user manuals - these are in English as far as I know - http://www.manualowl.com/p/Lenovo/G770/Manual/112259
12-11-2011 04:55 AM
Hey thanks for your reply. Sorry for your ordeal. I would personally never send in a laptop for a sound issue. it usually driver or codec related. speaker replacement in one case is a strange fix.
anyways, it has been 3 years since i bought a pc, a HP desktop. My only problem with that one is that it is stuck in test mode and restarts when i shut it down.
I had forgotten how painful new pc experience is. too many variables and dependencies. there's something to be said for hardware/software from the same maker (i.e. apple) i guess. Like you I have been solving my own pc problems for 20 years.
Also i can't believe there are no driver updates for this g770 since the intial batch in april. its almost as if they relegated these valueline (if close to $1000 is value?) pcs to some third party approach, or a generic pc maker in asia is really behind these models.
I'm a bit disappointed at how disorganised this seems for the #2 pc maker. I can pop a serial number into dell, hp, toshiba support site, and everything is right there. Maybe Lenovo should not have gotten into the low margin mass market business. they don't seem to be devoting the appropriate resources.
I just hope the hardware is somewhat durable, That's really the only reason i bought this lenovo. I might have been better off with a vostro for 150 more. the screen on the vostros is much better.
I was also hoping that Lenovo would answer my post.
12-12-2011 10:10 AM
The reason I sent the unit in was due to the fact that all software driver updates that I was informed of as well as a flash to the bios did not resolve the issue. I generally am hesitant to send anything through warranty because I have diagnosed my own problems for years. It was basically a last resort. Sound is unacceptable for a $400 unit where older units do not have this audio problem. My previous laptop is a N300 100.
I was hoping Lenovo would have provided a soltuion for the sound issue by now but they keep saying it's "acceptable sound" which I do not beleive for a minute. I had the unit returned to me several times and had the same latency audio problems as before. So either there's some weird climate change affecting the laptop when it travels from California (where I reside) and Texas (Where their depot resides) or they're not willing to acknowledge the problem.
01-17-2012 07:38 AM
03-17-2013 05:35 AM
I have no solution, besides not using the ATI card.
Buying the extra graphics was a scam I guess. Probably usefil for gaming frame rates, but Intel graphics is just fine for video playback. Also the screen quality on this pc is awful for video. There is really no angle where video does not reverse blacks. Will never buy a laptop online again without viewing in store.
Besides the processor which seems to be decent, this is overpriced. Could have bought a Dell solid aluminum model at BB for 100 more, with a super IPS panel. Oh well, live and learn. Lenovo's service is crap is you ask me. Probably won't buy again this brand