03-21-2011 03:22 AM - edited 03-21-2011 03:23 AM
I have a Lenovo T400 that's still under warranty. But I can't get Lenovo to send me replacement hinges, the hinges are so loose it's impossible to use the laptop normally. Lenovo keeps saying the hinges are not covered by the warranty when I call them. But I searched this forum and it seems like they are covered.
How can I get Lenovo to send me the hinges? Can maybe someone on this board that works for Lenovo help me?
03-21-2011 08:19 AM
03-21-2011 08:26 AM
Well they didnt offer that either. They just say mechanical parts are not covered under warranty. That's just not true, the limited warranty statement does not say anything like that.
03-22-2011 03:43 AM
That doesn't make sense... I just had the hinges on my T400 replaced. Screen stayed up but had the wobble. I told them it was unacceptable and they dispatched an onsite tech to replace it. I have the 3 yr next biz day onsite warranty but even in your case hinges should be covered.
03-22-2011 04:06 AM
I just had the same experience with my T500 (still under Warranty - on site). They (Lenovo Germany) told me that the hinges are not covered by the guarantee. Please tell me this is a joke!
I can not possibly believe that this is the case.
And you know what the funniest part is? The hinges became loose after a Lenovo technician took the notebook apart to replace a defect fan. Lenovo denied that there could be any connection.
Engineered for durability?? Give me a break. What kind of a warranty exempts hinges??
03-22-2011 04:45 AM
Hi emstlenzer and nikg969,
As lead_org said, the hinges are not CRU's (not Customer-Replaceable), so they would have to be replaced by Lenovo either on-site or at the repair depot depending on your warranty type. They will not send you new hinges.
I suggest calling again. Use the main Lenovo support number for your country.
Come back and tell us how it goes!
03-22-2011 04:53 AM
We called 2 separate times at the main Lenovo Support number. My assistent spoke to three different people in the lenovo support.
Any ideas ?
03-22-2011 05:17 PM
I called the UK line three times, no matter who I get on the line, they insist that mechanical parts like the hinges are not under warranty.
So what am I supposed to do to get those replaced?
03-22-2011 07:42 PM
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03-24-2011 04:48 AM
Now the plot thickens: According to our ssupllier (who ist Lenovo Gold Premium Partner) the warranty terms were revised by Lenovo in January 2011 to exclude "cosmetic" defects. As such they count hinges!!!
So let me get that straight: The Company which advertises the products as premium, superbly engineered and demands matching prices - will not - cover defect hinges under warranty with the explantion that they are cosmetic defects?
Am I the only one who finds that outrageous????