10-03-2012 02:21 PM
10-03-2012 11:07 PM
10-04-2012 05:05 AM
12-11-2012 12:47 PM
I'm having the same issues. You can view my take on this issue here: http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-U-V-Z-and-P-series/Y570-Ethernet-Port-Stopped-Working/m-p/9462...
12-13-2012 11:57 PM
Have you called Lenovo Tech Support about this issue? I just called them tonight and was told I was the first person to call in with this sort of issue. They would not believe me that others are having the same problem and wanted to charge me $80 to diagnose the issue and then repair could range anywhere from $200-300, because the motherboard would have to be replaced if the controller has gone bad!!
I suggest everyone having this issue to call Lenovo and make a formal complaint about the issue so that they are aware this is hardware problem from their end and not caused by the user. Then they might fix the issue for free!
12-14-2012 01:57 PM - edited 12-14-2012 02:25 PM
The problem with Broadcom Netlink Gigabit Adapter is not a software issue.
My Lenovo Y570 runs under Windows 7 x64 and when the ethernet adapter stopped working - I tried to run the LiveCD of Windows XP, Knoppix and Ubuntu - all of them failed to find the Broadcom Netlink Adapter.
For several weeks I've seen the Broadcom Netlink Ethernet Adapter with a yellow triangle and Error Code 12 status in my Device Manager, but then it dissappeared completely (I assume the controller is dead).
So this is a hardware problem, and I still can't find any other solution other then going to my local repair shop and fixing it for cash, because my warranty has ran out. I am having this issue for two months already, just now got the time to deal with it.
12-17-2012 09:54 PM
This issue has become severally worse over the week. System is constantly freezing and not booting. It would get stuck on the BIOS boot screen, many times Windows would start booting and then freezing. Keyboard becomes unresponvie when prompted to select boot options i.e. 'Safe Mode, Last Known Good Settings, Launch System Repair, etc...' When these problems happen the CPU exponentially gets hotter and hotter, the fan starts blowing at full speed.
The only way I am able to get into Windows is to keep hard powering on and off the laptop until by luck chance it boots properly.
I'm really getting fed up with this. I will be filing a complaint with the Better Business Bureau this weekend and making another phone call to Lenovo.
If you are having these problems with your laptop please call Lenovo and complain so that we can get this problem resolved without having to pay!
01-09-2014 08:43 PM - edited 01-09-2014 08:48 PM
I have been having the same string of problems, occuring approx. coincident with the date of the posts. Has anyone found a succesful resolution?
EDIT: Whoops! Wrong year! Man, this post is dead.
03-07-2014 06:57 AM
There are several threads about this topic. In an attempt to consolidate them, please find a rather long post I've made here.