06-01-2010 04:26 AM
In my case (which sounds exactly as you describe), it most definitely was not a software problem -- it was a hardware problem.
You should really contact lenovo, open a support ticket ASAP and start working through their process so that they can get to this conclusion as quickly as possible (there are a few hoops of trying things first).
What proved it was a hardware issue for me was that I created boot disks for other operating systems (linux, and memtest), and the computer would freeze in those environments as well.
Like you, I spent a month hoping it was a bios/diver/manager issue -- but it was a faulty system board.
For what it's worth, the replacement systemboard does not freeze! However, the SD card slot of broken and I have a dead USB port. Seem there are some quality control issues with this model.
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10-22-2010 05:01 AM - edited 10-22-2010 05:11 AM
After upgrade to the latest software, bios, and others updates. My w510 computer has a periodically freeze issue. Regardless if I'm surfing the web or using other software. I know its' not the software issue since I used this prior to update the bios and other update through Thinkvantage Toolbox.
Is there any suggestion regards to this issue?
ps. this is my second system board replacement.
10-27-2010 08:03 AM
I've had 3 -- you have to keep trying until you get one that works. I've now been running mine for several months without a failure, so there are some working system boards out there. You just need to keep on them.