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Posts: 23
Registered: ‎10-31-2011
Location: Brisbane
Message 21 of 28 (1,818 Views)

Re: z560 freezing

Posting from my old laptop.


The z560 now freezes after every boot. Takes 0-2 mins.

Saw log error - nvidia probe 01:00:0 failed

Think its a bad connection to nvidia card.


My issue now is warranty repair, see prior posts.

Lenovo should repair it under warranty.



Posts: 23
Registered: ‎10-31-2011
Location: Brisbane
Message 22 of 28 (1,797 Views)

Re: z560 freezing

The warranty period should be 1 year.

Why is Lenovo showing it expired after 3 months ?


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Registered: ‎01-13-2008
Location: US
Message 23 of 28 (1,783 Views)

Re: z560 freezing

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Was this unit purchased direct from Lenovo, or from some other retailer?


The Lenovo warranties start with date of manufacture. (don't panic, that's the default date - it can be changed)  Usually Lenovo direct units are shipped to the customer pretty close to that date.  Machines that sit in a retialer's inventory can have some - or most - of that default warranty expire.  I've had that experience several times.


Either way (direct or retialer) you should be able to call support and provide them with a proof-of-purchase and have that warranty expiration date corrected.  This doesn't always go smoothly, so hang onto your sense of humor...


There is also sometimes a difference between the expiration date in Lenovo's internal records and the online checker.  Been there, got the T-shirt...


[edit] Speaking of experience in the US.  Maybe things are different in OZ...



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Registered: ‎04-10-2011
Location: Malaysia
Message 24 of 28 (1,776 Views)

Re: z560 freezing

hey rob888,

could you pm to me the following details

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Posts: 23
Registered: ‎10-31-2011
Location: Brisbane
Message 25 of 28 (1,764 Views)

Re: z560 freezing

Now changed to 1 year warranty.

Booked repair. Transport box has gone missing.

Repair centre computer crash, ring back in 4 days.


Now think its the embedded controller.

Its a freeze, a screenshot will not help.


Load bios defaults

win7 safe mode stable

reboot to win7, freeze after 1 min

reboot to safe mode, freeze after 1 min

recycle the above



Paper Tape
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎01-25-2012
Location: India
Message 26 of 28 (1,742 Views)

Re: Z560 BIOS

had a bios problem in "Lenovo z560" after the update, even I tried so many things,,,, but didn't work. Then I just went to the bios menu and changed something like in "Configuration - (menu), SATA Controller Mode - Compatible" , I just got my laptop to work after doing this.

Before doing this I just went through all the web over the night and couldn't find any solutions for my problem with the laptop. It was a nightmare to me. i even tried so many live cds to get it to work , but nothing seems to work. And then with no hope I just changed the menu in the bios screen just like I had told above , wow my laptop worked.....!!!!!

Warning!!!!! Dont try to update any kind bios in any laptops or desktop downloading from the net. Only update from the CDs provided with your PC or Laptops.


Posts: 23
Registered: ‎10-31-2011
Location: Brisbane
Message 27 of 28 (1,725 Views)

Re: Z560 BIOS

My z560 needed a new M/B.


If you have AHCI SATA issues, maybe faulty HDD.


Paper Tape
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎06-23-2012
Location: Russia
Message 28 of 28 (450 Views)

Re: Z560 BIOS

With latest BIOS (with fixed "cooler fan runs at full speed after sleep") I had a problem when my cooler is turned to non-automatic. It just keeps warming up and turning off. Only in cooler automatic mode I can keep working under my notebook. And I had a feeling, that it's temperature is higher, that before the BIOS update.

So, the question is: Have you tried turning on automatic cooler mode (sensor button light on)? I ran AIDA 64 stress test with it turned on and off. When 'off' the notebook turns off, freezes or reboots. When 'on' notebook works. But, as I said, I have a feeling, that tempereture now is higher than it was before EC upgrade (60 HDD, 76 CPU, ~37-50 motherboard)

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