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Re: Widespread Y560 Display Problem?

2010-08-11, 14:46 PM
Well, I think the biggest issue is with the screen. Once you get your laptop, go under device manager, click Monitors, right click Generic PnP Monitor, Properties, click Details tab, go to Device Instance Path under Property. If yours is something with AUO on it, then you're kinda screwed, if yours say, LGD, then you're good.

Other than the monitors, I've had bluescreen issues and big cursor issues with the graphics driver. I just uninstalled the default graphics driver and manually installed the latest ATI drivers from the AMD website. Instructions for this are like on page 19, 20 ish of this forum?

And after that, I got issues with hibernation and power issues. To solve that, I just uninstalled the Lenovo power management. Also, there's the issue with the screen automatically becoming dim, but it's solved when you uninstall the lenovo power management. If you decide to keep that software, then to solve it, you open up power management, click the blue cog right by "Optimize for Battery Runtime/Lifespan", then click Smart Control and uncheck the box that says "ALS (Ambient Light Sensor)". Hope that helps when you get your new y560 :p
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08-10-2010

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Re: Widespread Y560 Display Problem?

2010-08-11, 19:47 PM
Thanks for the advice! I guess i just gotta hope that I receive a laptop with one of the more or less functioning screens. Seems like the other problems I can get by with a little tweaking. Guess I'll find out tommorow.
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07-23-2010

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Re: Widespread Y560 Display Problem?

2010-08-11, 23:32 PM
hello all you can calibrate contrast without ati catalyst center.firts of all,go control panel>hardware and sound>display>calibrate color(on the left) then you can change here gamma ,brightness and contrast .
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08-12-2010

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Re: Widespread Y560 Display Problem?

2010-08-12, 13:07 PM

Hello People, I'm from Poland and I have a serious dilemma. When I noticed y560 (i3, hd5730) in the Internet I thought "this is laptop for me". But I read many articles about this model and it turns out that it has a big issues with the screen.

Is it a model of screen without any bugs (dancing pixels, aunts etc.)? Which one?

I read a few pages of this topic and a know that new BIOS fixes only a dancing pixels.

 

I found negative opinions about a keyboard in y560. They claim that a keyboard groans under the weight of hands and the buttons need to be pushed strong and precisely. Are you noticed such keyboard issues, guys?

 

How they could such louse this model up...Ehh

 

So now I am afraid of buying Lenovo y560. I really don't know what to do.

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Re: Widespread Y560 Display Problem?

2010-08-12, 14:43 PM

Even though I've had some problems with my y560, I still love it. I got a killer deal on it ($600 off with a coupon).

There are only issues with the AUO screens, but if you have the LG screen, you're perfectly fine. I'm not sure whether Lenovo is puting the LG screens on the new y560, or they are still using some AUO screens. I apparently got lucky and had a model with the LG screen.

As for the keyboard, I think it's fine for me. I don't feel any "groans", but pressing the keys down is a bit weird at first, but then you get used to it.

As for the other bugs, you can fix them with manual tweaks found in the previous pages of this thread.

Things I found frustrating with this model: it's a fingerprint and dust magnet! It attracts everything in the air. Also, the USB slots are not placed in the right spots. AND the biggest annoyance is that the FN and CTRL keys are switched! Every time I try to press the CTRL key, I press the FN key; you can imagine how annoy that is.

However, if I had to choice to buy this model again, I would do so, because mine cost less than $1000 USD, and it had 8 GB RAM, 7200 rpm 500 GB, i7 720, and Ati 5730. There is no way I can find any other laptop with such big bang for the buck!

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Re: Widespread Y560 Display Problem?

2010-08-12, 15:38 PM

Thank you very much for the reply.

So, what is the name of good LG screens? Where can I checked it? The warranty service don't want to replace bad screen panels?

The bad screens have very annoying issues? I wached a few movies on youtube, but I saw nothing beside black frames around the edges of the windows.

 

In poland y560 (i3, 320gb) costs 2780zł (about 885$)

 

The parts are very good for me, I go to college now and I would like to play GTA IV or far cry2 from time to time.

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07-23-2010

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2010-08-12, 18:02 PM

LENOVO please fix terrible screen.its so annoying

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Re: Widespread Y560 Display Problem?

2010-08-12, 21:57 PM

Tommaso,

The LG screens is not completely confirmed that doesn't have all the problems.

 

The ants around the edges still here, even with the new BIOS update. Check this topic back for more information on what's remaining unsolved.

http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-U-B-and-Z-series/Widespread-Y560-Display-Problem/m-p/246542/highlight/true#M24405

 

Keyboard, its OK for me. Maybe I can complain about the Ctrl. I need to hard-press it to get it work. But it's OK, not terrible.

The fingerprints: yes... is a magnet.

Ctrl+Fn: in time, you got used to it.

 

There are other topics on this forum that gives more advices about buying this notebook.

For example:

http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-U-B-and-Z-series/Considering-buying-a-Core-i3-Y560-few-quick-questions/td-p/247788

 

http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-U-B-and-Z-series/Buying-a-Y460-or-Y560/m-p/257137#M25351

 

Good luck!

 

 

Added the Ctrl pressure necessary to work.

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08-10-2010

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Re: Widespread Y560 Display Problem?

2010-08-12, 23:41 PM
Just recieved my Y560. It has the LG display so I dont have any of the visual glitches. I think this is partially due to you guys bringing the issue to Lenovo. Perhaps they realized they were sending out faulty products. I had the big cursor issue which was easily remedied by installing new ATI drivers. Thank you guys for all the help.
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05-24-2010

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Re: Widespread Y560 Display Problem?

2010-08-13, 0:59 AM

@ Tommaso

 

The screens are pretty poor in terms of optimal viewing angle.  Even when you're looking at it dead straight you can see the un-eveness of the brightness across the screen.. if that makes any sense.  Viewing from a few degrees higher and lower will noticably change the colors that you are seeing.  Right now I have a yellow bar in google chrome across my screen, if I sit upright the bar will become a washed out pastel yellow but if I slouch the bar will become a much darker and deeper shade of yellow.  I can't imagine doing any sort of professional color correction or photo editing where color accuracy is important.  

 

Regarding the Keyboard, I do find it to be too heavy handed for my liking.  My two previous laptops had very light-touch keyboards and I could type rapidly with little effort or error.  However with this thing, there are 2 issues:

 

1)  You have to apply quite a bit more pressure to get the key to click down... kinda 'beefy'.

2)  There is actually a very small dead zone after the key clicks in and before it actually makes contact.  By this I mean you can often hit a key, it 'clicks in', but you didnt actually press it ALL the way down and therefore you get no input.  

 

The result is that I have to use quite a bit more force to type normally just to get the keys to press down AND make sure they don't miss any inputs from not pressing all the way down.  This actually results in a surprisingly amount of typing fatigue over a long period of time :/

 

The ctrl+fn swap thing is ok once you get used to it. 

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