Here Lies Lenovo Ideapad Y560 (5th Sept 2010 – 23rd Sept 2010)

Posted: September 25, 2010 in holidays, Korea, laptop review, wide angle photography
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My spanking new Lenovo lappie with the hyped solid state drive and core i7 processor has died. 

Silently… in the middle of the night… without so much as a bleep.

So all my photos of those beautiful Korean butterflies are gone.  Because I’d believed in the stability of a solid state drive and didn’t do back up.

The laptop was only 20 days OLD!  To make things worse, I decided it was time to kick in the warranty but when I keyed in the URL (consumersupport.lenovo.com/go/register), there was no such website.  When I keyed in consumersupport.lenovo.com, the website was down!

When the laptop was dropped off, they refused to help with warranty registration and after much clarification and confusion, they finally took the laptop in and will let me know about the status in 6 working days.  That’s almost as old as the computer is.

During the first few days, the ATI Visual driver kept crashing.  After the first 10 days, it started to crash but I thought it might just be a software glitch.  After that, it went to sleep and never woke up again.

Those Korea pics were once in a lifetime.  Who knows when I’ll ever go back there again?  I don’t think I can trust another Lenovo laptop ever again!

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Comments
  1. Oh no!! So sorry to hear that, hope the pictures can be salvaged somehow! *cross fingers and hope*

    (Is it possible to restore them from the memory card of the camera somehow? Sometimes that is possible if it hasn’t been re-formatted)

  2. Unker says:

    Buy Dell! They are so much more reliable! 🙂

  3. budak says:

    duh..
    i know what you need for your bday liao…..

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