09-04-2010 07:56 AM - edited 09-04-2010 07:58 AM
Some background on my system: I purchased my T410 about a month ago.
Intel Core i5-520m processor
4 GB of RAM
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 5700MHD
250 gb 5400 rpm hard drive
9 cell battery
ThinkPad bgn Wireless
As soon as I got the computer I uninstalled the Windows 7 base, and installed my own copy of Windows 7 Ultimate. I then installed all drivers through Windows Update.
Context of when the problem occurred:
Both times I had been surfing the net for a few hours, not doing anything that would tax my system. I was connected to the internet wirelessly, was using the battery to power the system, but I had plenty of power left.
09-04-2010 08:02 AM
The first thing I did to resolve the problem was google it. There were a few people that said incompatible drivers might cause an issue. I figured I was fine: I run Windows Update religiously, and so I should have all the updated drivers.
I then contacted Lenovo Customer Support. I was told that I should install Thinkvantage System Update to see if there were drivers that needed to be installed. I installed it, and it found around five drivers that needed to be updated. I then updated them.
That happened last night, and my computer has been running fine since. If I have any more problems, I'll be sure to post them here.
10-01-2010 01:03 PM - edited 10-05-2010 06:05 AM
Regarding this T400 "random shutdown" thread: http://forum.lenovo.com/t5/T400-T500-and-newer-T-series/T400s-random-shutdowns/td-p/144056
The T410 models seems to be experiencing this same issue as well.
The Lenovo Rep said on Page 58 of the above thread that the T400 problem was due to a "voltage regulation component" on the board itself.
Is it possible that the T410s are having identical issues with entirely different boards?
10-01-2010 07:21 PM
I had same issue with 1 month brand new T510 model. Replaced motherboard (Which I didn't want) and it has been working fine for last 3 weeks. Lenovo says that they identified the issue in the old model and fix that issue but that's a total lie.
10-21-2010 02:12 PM
So my computer worked for a while, and then it shutdown unexpectedly twice, both times after a cold boot powered by the power cord.
I called up Lenovo, told them what was going on, and they said they would ship me an empty box to ship my laptop to them. They overnighted the box, which was nice, I shipped it, and I got my computer back two days later. Pretty fast work. I'm pleased.
When I received my computer it said that the "PLNR Card" was replaced. I had never heard of this before, so I googled it, and there are only a few results. I called Lenovo, and they told me that a PLNR card is a motherboard. Hmmph, kind of a weird way of putting it.
If I have anymore troubles, I will post them here.
10-21-2010 06:28 PM
Your case sounds somewhat isolated in nature; doesn't seem to be too common unless you consider the T410s unexpected shutdown issue.
01-21-2011 02:50 PM
I'm running a T410
Product: 2516CTO BIOS: 6IET72WW (1.32)
On 12/30/10 and again on 01/21/10 my machine experienced an 'Unexpected Shotdown' which I'm now calling the 'Lenovo black out'. I was on AC power both times and was able to bring the maching back up right away.
Can any one else confirm that this issue is related to a faulty motherboard and if a warranty exchange has resolved this issue?
02-09-2011 10:00 AM
I sent my T410S in after a system board was replaced by an onsite service and the repair did not solve the problem.I sent to depot (replaced PLNR 15 and was returned 2 days later. Recieved the box UPS on a Monday and shipped same day then recieved the laptop on a Wednesday morning. I think PLNR 15 is some other part or the repair service had a bad motherboard. Oh, and by the way the laptop was bad out of the box. But sometimes this happens. nothing made is ever 100%