07-17-2018 06:43 PM - edited 07-18-2018 03:54 PM
I have a similar issue, with a diagonal crack from between f1 & f2, extending up to the middle of the left hinge. When I got the laptop, I noticed a slight "bulge" or "ridge" there in the plastic, almost as if it was sitting ontop of a clip, instead of under it. At the time I thought "well, however odd it looks, what do I know? It might be supposed to be that way." Now it is cracked all the way through, and the bulge has mostly disappeared. I do have a onsite NBD & ADP warranty, so i might contact them so see about getting it fixed. I also have a recently-developed "stress fracture" going from the upper left mouse button curving around and going to the lower left mouse button. I have never dropped it or otherwise mistreated it (as far as I know).
This has been a great laptop otherwise, and if it were not for these two cracks I would be extremely satisfied. The second I am not concerned about, but the ridge under the plastic (by the f1 keys) is troubling, as I do not think one is supposed to be able to see the hinge through this bezel.
10-25-2018 06:49 AM
This is the review I sent to Lenovo after my P50 was repaired:
The referenced laptop was less than 60 days old when a plastic case crack occurred. I was informed it was my fault by your first line service representative. The P50 is your highest priced professional laptop. The laptop has the Next Day Day On-site Repair and extended warranty.
I researched in your forums that Lenovo has a confidential service tip advising your service staff of a plastics defect in the P50 and to cover under warranty. I repeatedly provided the Lenovo Service Tip reference number and links to the Lenovo Forum moderators (Lenovo employees) that had stated it was a known defect. I had to defend my warranty request and inform multiple agents and then followup with daily calls to keep insisting on warranty repairs.
Lenovo's first and second line support, the depot repair representative, the depot manager, the escalation case manager all had no awareness, access or authority to act on the service tip. I had to argue and demand escalation until the Executive Customer Care Case Manager (Denise Mongeon) reviewed the case and approved repairs.
After 2 weeks and over 20hrs of my time to research, inform, request, inform again, request escalation, inform again, etc. I finally saved the $185 for the repair quote.
Please note that I am the CTO of the company and would have billed the repair cost cost to my company. My mission to get the laptop repaired was based on the principle that Lenovo knew it was a problem, did not offer a recall and them blamed the customer, billed the customer and forced the customer to research and prove to Lenovo what Lenovo already had known.
Throughout this experience it was clear that Lenovo had no expectation to provide onsite repair or ANY repair to a known product defect. I have taken extemporaneous notes of my experience with every Lenovo agent I interacted. I hold sufficient evidence for legal suit on the grounds of breach of contract, intent to deceive, fraud, and negligence.
10-25-2018 07:28 AM - edited 10-25-2018 07:31 AM
What's the Lenovo Service Tip reference number? I have the P51 with all the bells and whistles (over $3200) and am also at the exec level of my company (founder) and use this as my desktop replacement with a separate wireless keyboard.
Given that it's my primary PC I am loathe to be without it but the water resistance is clearly compromised by the crack so I will need to put in a repair request. I have onsite repair and also accidental damage coverage so I can't imagine they have any kind of excuse they can use (although this is clearly a manufacturing defect that should have resulted in a recall).
01-11-2019 05:57 AM - edited 01-11-2019 06:06 AM
Followup to initial post -
02-01-2019 03:03 PM - edited 02-01-2019 03:08 PM
That can't be. The high quality plastic used on this great workstation is Glass-Fiber Reinforced (mine is a W540). . .
(FWIW, I too needed to replace the top cover of the W540). This is a REAL workstation with quaiity materials (Took advantage of the quality issues, to remove the professional workstation track pad and covert to a 3 button amateur pad).