07-23-2011 07:06 AM
I bought a IdeaPad Z565 at the beginning of July from the Lenovo Outlet. When the laptop arrived I found I had an issue with the power charging the battery. I realize this is a refurbished unit, supposedly checked out, but I do understand there may be issues. My assumptions are that Lenovo would back the product and resolve issues. I'm not having such luck.
I immediately called support and the CSR on the line was very helpful. He stepped through a bunch of troubleshooting to try and get to the root cause of the problem to no avail. During a system restore, the computer froze and the operating system went belly up. I bluntly asked if this was why the computer was returned in the first place and it was a power issue. He said with the OS dead, I had to send to Lenovo - They were also supposed to check the power issues.
They sent the ideapad back with the notice that said they reimaged the hard drive and reinstalled operating system and all the checks checked out - no parts were replaced. But, the same thing with power is happening right away.
In the last week I have collected more information to the root cause. I have gone through and booted with ubuntu at the request of a forum poster to help try and figure out the issue. The problem still exists with the different operating system so it has to be hardware related.
It weird the battery will charge for 30 seconds switch to battery then charge for another 30 seconds then not charge indefinitely unless the AC adapter is unplugged and replugged. Then the previous steps repeat. This seems to always happen when it is below 80% and/or has been on at least an hour (maybe heat related). It will charge to 100% overnight when the lid is shut.
I called immediately after receiving the "fixed" laptop to report the problem and the CSR turned the case over to escalations and said I would be receiving a call in 3 days - I received NO CALL!. I called back again after the 3 days - all I got was we have a high volume of calls in escalations and it would be another 3 days and I should receive a call -IT HAS BEEN ANOTHER 4 DAYS AND NO CALL!
There are issues with this laptop and they are unwilling to even call back to get this resolved. I will be calling them back AGAIN to see if I can get my issue fixed. This laptop is only weeks old yet I still haven't completely loaded my files from my Dell because I fear they may have to wipe everything out again. If anyone from Lenovo can help that might be trolling these forums, I would appreciate the help to get these issues resolved.
07-24-2011 08:47 PM
07-28-2011 08:32 AM
Thank you for your response. After the last phone call, I received a response from a customer service escalations representative. After discussing the issue with him, he had someone from the SWAT technical team contact me. I talked with him today and through my troubleshooting and his knowledge we limited the problem down to a couple of potential causes. I am convinced that through this channel we can get the issues with the IdeaPad resolved for good. If I run into any problems, I will contact you. In addition, if the problem gets resolved, I will also post.