[Lenovo Canada] Price protection! 30/01 -BB: Lenovo P580 reduced @$249, V570 @$299.
Jan 25, 2013: Link to BB P580 model is gone. Now waiting game is on for futureshop price reduction.
Jan 23, 2013 (9:10 AM):BB restock, lasted for about 15 minutes. Keep checking though
Jan 21/ 2013: BB reduced the price to $249. Call BB for price protection or PM with FS if BB has stock again. Some reported that they were able to PM futureshop even with BB out of stock so please do try.
Jan 21/ 2013:the model V570 at $349 (click here) reduced also to $299 at BB so should be able to get price protection either you bought it FS or BB. So go go go
(FS) Lenovo IdeaPad P580
$379 (BB) Lenovo IdeaPad P580
^^Back in stock again at Jan 23, 09:10 AM
$329 Lenovo IdeaPad V570
Remember after you satisfy with the item, don't forget to check for warranty and/or extend it to 1 full year (better do it once you receive it). Read rest of post carefully as it helps to verify your laptop, solving common problems and get freebies from this purchase. Also from discussion in this thread, one might need to avoid buying these machines from store to avoid a possible "refurb." and "return" laptop..
** Please do give thanks to people who contributed in this thread (by name or by post)
Check the warranty here in the 2 link below (thanks Matryx and BobSagget for warranty info).
Just enter your machine serial number, one of the link will give correct info
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/product ... ault.page?
http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/cont ... rfdcb-d723 (click on + sign next to Base Warranty)
Need to extend to one full year:
warranty already expired? Just call Lenovo and have them correct it. You're asked to email them a scanned copy of the receipt (In store bill or online invoice ). Also have your serial number ready.
the email to send is firstname.lastname@example.org. In the email subject put your case number and in the body indicate your serial number. Remember to follow up with lenovo after sending
It is important to make factory recovery disk:
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-S-s ... a-p/548861
Lenovo P580 drivers (P580, Window 64-bit)
http://support.lenovo.com/en_CA/downloa ... tor=expand
Lenovo support sites (Q&A, tools etc.)"
*Problems with your laptop
Laptop does not seem to work correctly (P580, V570): it has been discovered that many of problems are results from Window drivers not compatible with Lenovo. This happened during window updates for new machine. These problems can be volume bar, brightness bar, camera, touchPad, wireless, audio etc. Just go to Lenovo site and download and re-install the drivers from Lenovo. Always use drivers from Lenovo! Same process would apply after clean install of Win 7.
Brightness bar not working, see this post:
http://forums.redflagdeals.com/price-pr ... st16237448
http://forums.redflagdeals.com/price-pr ... st16237548
Touchpad and keyboard not working at same time e.g. playing Minecraft, solution (also make touchpad more responsive):
http://forums.redflagdeals.com/bb-lenov ... st16167024
Touchpad works normally then suddenly stop workings..(also make sure correct touchPad driver is the latest from Lenovo)
http://forums.redflagdeals.com/bb-lenov ... st16162061
Wireless connection not working: ensure to check if wireless turn on (thanks SnoCow)
^Also make sure Wireless driver is the latest from Lenovo site
Display color not accurate (thanks hyperzore):
Click on the start button and in the search bar, type 'Calibrate Display color'.
Stress Test your new machine (Thanks lifeisfuneh)
free 30 day stress test software:
*put in one non-blank CD or DVD before running the test
Battery utilities (obtain info, monitoring etc).
The higher the battery wear level the better it is e.g. 100% better than 90%
or choose your own batt. util. here
http://win.softpedia.com/dyn-search.php ... ry&x=0&y=0
Visual verification and important basic checks to ensure that your machine is in good shape (thanks dsi):
http://forums.redflagdeals.com/bb-lenov ... st16138185
- All volume keypads light up and work with display bar
- all function keys work
Test for dead pixel/keyboard utility (thanks FFWD)
*Window 8 Pro free Upgrade
Upgrade to Windows 8 Pro and Windows 8 Media Center Pack for Free (thanks minitatou, dealhunter16, fatWallet), if the Lenovo rebate works.
http://www.windowsupgradeoffer.com/en-CA upgrade offer for 14.99$.
Lenovo also has a promotion, will refund 15$ by prepaid visa
Use Internet Explorer and use purchase date as September 01, 2012 (call in to correct date later) when fill out the rebate form
Read these links for good instruction on how to to get free Win 8 Pro (thanks miniTatou):
http://forums.redflagdeals.com/bb-lenov ... st16151713
http://forums.redflagdeals.com/bb-lenov ... st16152025
Free Windows 8 Media Center Pack (thanks miniTatou). Required Win 8 Pro installed and must activate procuct key by Jan. 31, 2013:
http://forums.redflagdeals.com/bb-lenov ... st16156634
How to burn and save the download (thanks MiniTatou):
http://forums.redflagdeals.com/bb-stock ... st16158008
Note: Important: Do the download on the 64-bit PC in order to get the 64-bit version
v570 not qualified for lenovo rebate unfortunately.
Good tips on installation
http://forums.redflagdeals.com/price-pr ... st16277016
P580 Hardware Maintenance Manual (thanks Rehan)
http://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mob ... r_2012.pdf
Want to use bluetooth:
http://forums.redflagdeals.com/bb-stock ... st16158433
It can be returned to any store whether you buy it online or instore.
http://forums.redflagdeals.com/bb-stock ... st16108180
For those who bought the lenovo V570 and lenovo P580, you can ask for price protection (if previous bought).