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ATTN Y560 OWNERS: IF YOU HAVE THESE ISSUES, ITS THE DRIVERS

2010-08-05, 3:28 AM

Unbelievable but anyway, I had two major issues with my Y560 (i5 w/ switchable and rapiddrive). Both turned out to be caused by Lenovo's factory drivers. Unbelievable

 

a.) Slow wireless performance if you have the Atheros card (you can ID it in device manager). I'm talking around 200-300kb/s instead of 2-3Mbytes/s for standard wireless G. Remove the lenovo wireless driver and get a new one direct from Atheros (manufacturer) website. Problem solved.

 

b.) Computer will hang on startup screen (windows loading) with no HDD activity on some restarts. Check your event log, you'll find references to 'cannot find device /dev/IASTOR' or something similar. IASTOR is the intel drivers for your SATA/RAID controller. Uninstall the Intel storage drivers and reboot. Windows will revert back to standard AHCI drivers, seems to work perfectly. I do have rapiddrive so no idea if that is a contributing factor. 

 

Hope this helps some other poor schmuck. And no, I don't have a magic fix for the bad screen problems LOL, wish I did. 

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05-29-2010

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Re: ATTN Y560 OWNERS: IF YOU HAVE THESE ISSUES, ITS THE DRIVERS

2010-08-05, 11:27 AM
What's your Y560 model?

Can you post the links for the Atheros card driver?
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Re: ATTN Y560 OWNERS: IF YOU HAVE THESE ISSUES, ITS THE DRIVERS

2010-08-05, 13:40 PM

Lenovo IdeaPad Y560 06462QU Notebook - Core i5 i5-450M 2.4GHz - 15.6"

  

I can't remember exactly where I got the driver, but I think its this one, the version matches exactly (I archived a copy lol)

 

http://www.opendrivers.com/driver/2120019/atheros-ar9285-wireless-network-diver-9.0.0.173-windows-7(32-64-bit)-free-download.html

 

Now working on the final frontier (tm): audio out via HDMI. I don't have a HDMI device in sound properties, Realtek ATI drivers don't install, and obviously I can't use the ATI official drivers. Interestingly, on my recovery partition, there is an HDMI folder in the audio driver folder, but I can't install it standalone (the INF doesn't run, the setup program seems to do nothing) and the main audio install program only goes through the normal realtek driver. Its like a giant driver hell puzzle

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08-17-2010

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Re: ATTN Y560 OWNERS: IF YOU HAVE THESE ISSUES, ITS THE DRIVERS

2010-08-17, 19:50 PM

i cant click on the link for some reason

can you repost the link?

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12-07-2009

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Re: ATTN Y560 OWNERS: IF YOU HAVE THESE ISSUES, ITS THE DRIVERS

2010-08-18, 11:40 AM

http://www.opendrivers.com/driver/2120019/atheros-ar9285-wireless-network-diver-9.0.0.173-windows-7(32-64-bit)-free-download.html



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10-01-2010

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Re: ATTN Y560 OWNERS: IF YOU HAVE THESE ISSUES, ITS THE DRIVERS

2010-10-01, 7:31 AM
can someone please re-post the atheros link?
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Re: ATTN Y560 OWNERS: IF YOU HAVE THESE ISSUES, ITS THE DRIVERS

2010-10-01, 8:43 AM

try this



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Re: ATTN Y560 OWNERS: IF YOU HAVE THESE ISSUES, ITS THE DRIVERS

2010-10-01, 8:52 AM
Thanks alot,will try it. and Hopefully,it'll work. :3
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Re: ATTN Y560 OWNERS: IF YOU HAVE THESE ISSUES, ITS THE DRIVERS

2012-09-11, 7:05 AM

 

Hi... updated link to ATHEROS Wireless, LAN and Bluetooth drivers...

http://www.atheros.cz/

 

Zehn

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