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Posts: 21
Registered: ‎08-16-2012
Location: California
Message 1 of 9 (1,395 Views)

Dont buy Lenovo

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Dont buy a Thinkpad...I have a Thinkpad type 1143 with the sn# *. I have had the dc power supply replaced 3 times in 1 yr. There was even a wait once on the part, so I know that it is a faulty board and others have experienced the same issue. There has to be a lemon law on this product. The laptop is once again not powering up and is conveniently out of warranty, I'm not going to have it fixed again so it will function for 2 months and then not power up. I'm requesting a refund or another type of Lenovo laptop that doesnt have a know faulty board, but I'm sure this same board is used in other types also. I can and will get the Better Business Bureau involved. Also 1 week after I purchased this laptop from Shangai, my credit card had fraudulent charges... word of mouth goes a long ways and Lenovo needs to rectify this issue. Dan Crisler LENOVO Order 2H9J4R 27-May-2011 XXX6316 SHANGHAI BAO YUAN TI Y - SHANGHAI , CH Pending No Fee -72.43 27-May-2011 XXX6316 SHANGHAI BAO YUAN TI Y - SHANGHAI , CH Pending No Fee -30.73


Moderator edit by bananaman: Masked serial number to prevent misuse. Please post the same thing in multiple places. It splinters the discussion and makes it really hard to follow. 

Microsoft MVP Contributor
Posts: 21,009
Registered: ‎12-19-2008
Location: Australia, Melbourne
Message 2 of 9 (1,387 Views)

Re: Dont buy Lenovo

so you got the ThinkPad Edge E520?

Also, you are saying you got the machine from Shanghai? But the location of purchase indicates USA.

Finally, you are saying it has a Faulty DC power supply board? or are you saying the motherboard is having issue? Most of the reports from other customers talk about faulty EEPROM issues, not DC power supply board issue.

Can you clarify?

Jin Li

May this year, be the year of 'DO'!

I am a volunteer, and not a paid staff of Lenovo or Microsoft
Posts: 130
Registered: ‎08-02-2012
Location: Germany
Message 3 of 9 (1,320 Views)

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dcrisler1 schrieb:

Dont buy a Thinkpad...


Full ack!Cat Mad (I'm bothered by a Edge E530)

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Posts: 126
Registered: ‎08-15-2012
Location: Belgium
Message 4 of 9 (1,294 Views)

Betreff: Dont buy Lenovo

It must be because we all bought the budget line laptops... so we don't deserve a perfectly working laptop.

Token Ring
Posts: 248
Registered: ‎07-13-2011
Location: Deep in the Heart of Texas (Dallas)
Message 5 of 9 (1,244 Views)

Re: Dont buy Lenovo

Nope. Dont buy the EDGE SERIES
ThinkPad Twist S230U-
OS-Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
CPU-Intel Core i7 3517U @ 1.90GHz Ivy Bridge 22nm Technology
RAM-8.00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard-LENOVO 3347CTO (CPU Socket - U3E1)
Graphics-Wide viewing angle & High density FlexView Display 1366x768 (1366x768@60Hz) Intel HD Graphics 4000 (Lenovo)
Storage-298GB Seagate ST320LT007-9ZV142 (SATA) 22GB SanDisk SSD U100 24GB (SSD) 29GB SDHC Card (SCSI)
Audio-Realtek High Definition Audio
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Posts: 34
Registered: ‎07-29-2012
Location: BE
Message 6 of 9 (1,175 Views)

Re: Dont buy Lenovo

Fair answer, Edge has nothing to do with the classic Thinkpads.


I still got a T400 and just bought a E530, what a deception Edge is!

Paper Tape
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎08-16-2012
Location: england
Message 7 of 9 (1,103 Views)

Re: Dont buy Lenovo

im with the op lenovo and ibm will never appear on my want list ever again quality is shocking parts build quality and customer service is rediculous buy something worth having even a dell would be better than this rubbish

Fanfold Paper
Posts: 13
Registered: ‎06-07-2012
Location: Australia
Message 8 of 9 (1,038 Views)

Re: Dont buy Lenovo

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The Edge series have terrible quality.


I bought an E530 two months ago and few days back i found that some piece was missing on the back of the laptop.


Today, a screw came out by itself from the back HDD cover!!! I never even opened it.

Lenovo Staff
Posts: 2,226
Registered: ‎05-01-2008
Location: MY
Message 9 of 9 (962 Views)

Re: E520 multiple DC power supply replacements

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I got your PM last week and also aware that you have multiple posts in forum sharing your experience with E520 , machine type 1143. The experience is disappointing indeed and I"m really sorry that you have to go through it again and again.


I would like to help. First of all, could you help us to understand your situation by answering lead_org's question above?

Do you have the multiple case numbers for the replacement of DC Power Supply?

- Cleo

T410, x240

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