07-22-2010 09:20 PM
I received my Y460 last week and have noticed that it emits a faint, high pitched whine when the CPU is idle. After a bit of research, it seems like this is a common problem for laptops with the i-series processors.
Is this a problem that Lenovo is aware of? Is there a reasonable chance of it getting fixed if I RMA?
07-25-2010 10:51 AM
Update: None of the "fixes" posted online alleviate this problem. The whine is very apparent when the CPU is idling and goes away immediately when it is under load.
I will be calling Lenovo on Monday to RMA.
07-26-2010 04:48 PM
Update 2: I spoke to a Lenovo CSR who was very courteous and helpful. She agreed to send me a new laptop, pretty much with no questions asked. The order for the new one was submitted today, so I will update when I receive my new (hopefully whine-free) Y460.