01-26-2011 07:13 PM
Ok so this laptop is about a week and a half old and I've already had a couple problems with it. But this one is bugging me the most.
Whenever I have the laptop connected to AC power, there is a static/buzzing/beeping noise through my headphones if I have them plugged in through the headphone jack. It isn't loud but it's extremely frustrating during slow songs, quieter parts of songs, or if I am watching a movie that has a part without dialogue. The best part is that when I unplug the laptop, the static completely goes away. I have researched it immensely, but the only solutions I have seen say that there is something wrong with the laptop itself (so I need to get it replaced) and others say that I should take off the third prong on the AC adapter...I honestly don't know what to do and it's really frustrating, so if anyone could help, I would immensely appreciate it. Thank you.
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01-28-2011 09:45 AM - edited 01-28-2011 09:48 AM
could be driver issue; try to update drivers from lenovo first or you may need to flash bios update.
also, threads that may help you :
you can find latest drivers and bios updates at this page
02-22-2011 09:59 AM - edited 02-22-2011 10:09 AM
Hi, today my brand new IdeaPad Z560 arrived in the post - it all seems great, except for this rather large issue: whenever the laptop is plugged in and I'm using headphones, there is a nasty, loud static noise - almost like radio interference. This disappears completely when I unplug the power lead, but that's not really a solution because I have it plugged in most of the time, and the battery life isn't that great anyway.
I have tried disabling all sound enhancements, I've tried using a different plug socket, I've tried different headphones, updating drivers, everything I could think of - but nothing's worked.
I'm wondering if anybody else has experienced something similar, and if they have, do they have a solution?
Edit - I see my post has been moved to a similar thread, where it was left unresolved. I guess it's a common issue with this laptop - should I just give up and send it back for a refund? It's a shame, because I really did like it otherwise.
02-22-2011 10:13 AM
Ok, just flashed the BIOS update and it's not made any difference.
I didn't have this problem on my old laptop, so I can only think it's the hardware on this one.
02-22-2011 10:29 AM
02-22-2011 10:38 AM - edited 02-22-2011 10:40 AM
I only got this laptop today - surely I haven't done anything that warrants a clean Windows installation already? I've barely installed anything.
One thing I have noticed is that the distortion stops very briefly every time the computer is processing something, and fluctuates when I change to a different power plan. Very strange.
02-22-2011 11:24 AM
Yep, tried that.
Think I'm going to try and arrange a refund, I have to act quickly.
Thanks for your help. This was my first Lenovo product, and probably my last.