07-27-2017 06:26 PM
07-27-2017 06:56 PM
That sucks, hope the FHD model I ordered doesn't have this issue since I would be stuck with it. But if it does, there is still a software solution but at the cost of the viewable screen real estate by scaling the display
07-27-2017 07:43 PM - edited 07-27-2017 07:52 PM
ramac, that is a really good question, and I have thought of that myself. The only thing I can think of is that it was slid far enough to the left and bottom that the tilt could not be seen on the left side upper and bottom side left. It really had a lot of play when I took the sheets out.
This diffuser sheet is as rigid as a transparency film (not very rigid at all.) The other diffuser and prism film are also very flimsy, but that is pretty standard.
I peeled apart the actual glass layers to verify that this defect could not have been between the glass sheets (where the actual liquid crystal is), and I could not see anything that could have caused the black line.
07-27-2017 09:42 PM
07-28-2017 12:45 AM
No, it requires removing a seal for the panel layers. I wouldn't say it would be impossible, though, to get back together. (Just extremely difficult!)
It's worse in my case because I broke the glass in the process of investigating between the two sheets of glass.
07-28-2017 06:09 AM
Thank you for taking your unit apart. In all honesty I think lenovo should send you a free replacement for doingtheresearch. It seems their engineering group is falling behind in researching this issue. I doubt there would ever be a recall, and if so you run the risk of sending it in for repair.
07-28-2017 07:13 AM - edited 07-28-2017 07:22 AM
Thanks hypersniper, but I bet they knew exactly what the issue was before I took my unit apart. The problem is that they have to work with the supplier for resolution, so I'm sure they want to have everything resolved before talking about it to us customers (and they may never do that since we don't really have the pull that a large corporation customer would have). If it's a manufacturing issue on every screen, it's going to take some time to get replacements.
I manage a yield and quality group in the semiconductor industry, so I know how this process works. In a way, I feel their pain!
07-28-2017 07:31 AM
Thanks again, I really love this laptop and I don't think I will ever go back to 1080p. Matter of fact if the line doesn't get worse I might just keep it and wait for a resolution. I think lenovo should open its doors to other display suppliers because it seems one of biggest complaints is display issues and I am not just talking about this one in particular. I still have my other lenovo Y70-touch and it to had issues in the beginning from the display flickering to a weak design on the display hinge. Ive since fixed those issues by replacing parts but still.