Like other customers, my Lenovo 9i laptop shipped with a manufacturing defect that affects the WiFi signal, causing very low signal strength and WiFi dropouts. You would not expect this kind of poor WiFI performance for a laptop that costs over £1500.00. It is a shame Lenovo are not proactively reaching out to users to address this simple manufacturing defect.
Luckily it is fairly easy to remedy by removing the bottom of the laptop, and subsequently removing 3 screws.
I did not discoverer repair, the person who found the repair is jstuart830 on Lenovos forums: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-Yoga-Series-Notebooks/i9-weak-wi-fi-signal/m-p/5056282?page=5
Updated: 16/09/2020 rockdoors elected door inspector has come round and adjusted the hinges, and lubricated parts of the lock & hinges. Unfortunately the issue generally only occurs in the summer months so likely we won’t know if it’s fixed until next year. Slightly confused as to why Rockdoor backtracked on the door / frame replacement but have contacted them for more info.
Updated: 01/09/2020 A nice gentleman from Rockdoor called me to discuss the issues with the door and offered to replace the door completely free with a new (or same) colour of my choice which is kind of him. I’m glad we are finally getting towards having a normally functioning door and am grateful Rockdoor have reached out to resolve the issue, which could also be related to a poor installation by the original installers. I’ll update here again once the new door is installed and hopefully all the issues with it are fixed!
Ever got home from work or been out for the day and then realised you’ve been locked out due to a faulty composite Rockdoor? Then even after contacting Rockdoor and the installer numerous times the issue is still going on for 4 years?
We first got out Rockdoor installed in 2016, for the first half year it seemed alright, then summer 2017 came and we noticed it was getting quite stiff and hard to operate. The door fully jammed at few times in the summer of 2018 and we had to climb through our window to get in. This persistently got worse and worse, we contacted out installers and Rockdoor multiple times. The first time we contacted the installers they said they would get back to us and they didn’t. Then we chased them again and they replaced the locks, this seemed to help for a bit but it went back to it’s old ways when the Summer came.
Our Installer no longer a Rockdoor installer
Our installers M&M glass are no longer a Rockdoor installer, instead it seems they now do Solidor and other brands, quelle surprise. It makes you wonder why they no longer an official / certified Rockdoor installer. Maybe it is because numerous other people have had issues with bowing on Rockdoors?
Rockdoors new ‘Guaranteed Not to Bow’ as of June 2019
Rockdoor state on their site “Since we relaunched the Next Generation Rockdoor in June 2019, we are pleased to report that the issue of bowing has been eliminated, with a 0% return rate achieved in the past 12 months. ” – https://www.rockdoor.com/guaranteed-not-to-bow
That is all good and well, but implies that doors made before June 2019 are at risk of bowing, as has happened to our door and Rockdoor are currently refusing to replace it.
Before you buy your door make sure to look at Google reviews and trustpilot.
We have now had issues for over 4 years with this door, it is time to share the issues to warn others.
Below are two videos of the door completely inoperable from the outside, this is with two different barrels in the door, as the installer changed the locks once to see if it would resolve the issue.
Wasted time and money
We have wasted significant time, money and so much unnecessary stress for something that you would think would be simple. We have had 3 other door installers / locksmiths look at the door. We have had to climb in the top floor windows multiple times and considered smashing windows to get into the house (luckily we climbed our back fence and noticed we left bathroom window open which we used a ladder to get in).
Endurance Doors View
Endurance Doors have written information on Rockdoors bowing on their website. It is good to see other companies calling them out. https://endurancedoors.co.uk/do-composite-doors-warp/ If we had known that our Rockdoor was likely to bow we would have never got it installed.
“Rockdoor, in particular, has received a review regarding in installation of a Rockdoor from SRJ. However, SRJ has had to take the brunt of the review when in fact, the issue lay solely with the door itself, not the installation.” – https://endurancedoors.co.uk/do-composite-doors-warp/
A lot of door issues don’t happen immediately, remember the warranty on these doors is 5/10 years. However if you post a review on trustpilot after 12 months they will remove it for violation their guidelines. This is not enough time to review a door. This would likely unfairly skew the results of trustpilot to being more positive, since negative but genuine reviews over a year old may get removed.
Update: I know this tool was very popular but due to Hive changing their API access it no longer works. If there is a simple way to access the API in future I will make a new tool. Please do email me if they add API access in a straightforward way without various workarounds.
Recently I was learning React and wanted to create a useful app that served a purpose, rather than only making tutorial apps that had limited functionality.
I’ve had a small script running on my VPS for awhile checking the temperature my Hive thermostat is set to, then turning it down to a more reasonable temperature if it is too high. I thought I’d take this script and remake it for wider use.
HyperX are a well known brand for a wide range of PC and gaming accessories such as mice, keyboard and headsets. Recently my HyperX Cloud II microphone stopped working, however they were over 2 years old so I thought it was an acceptable period of time for them to last as they were around £60.00.
I decided to try a couple of the newer and more ‘premium’ headsets from Hyper X as the Cloud II was getting on a bit and I didn’t want to replace it with the same headset.
This article assumes you have at least a small amount of Linux knowledge and know how to enter basic commands into putty.
First of all your will need root access to your VPS or dedicated server with Debian 9 (stretch) installed. It is recommend you start with a clean copy of Debian 9 when following this guide. This guide assumes you have root access, therefore sudo is omitted. If you do not have root access, prefix each command with sudo.
Cloudflare released access to their DNS service on the 1st of April 2018. I’ve been using it on my router since it was released. I’ve decided to run some basic tests on the DNS popular services available to the general public.
The performance and features of the Asus Dual WAN varies per build that Asus releases, I recommend using the latest stable build released by Merlin, though in the screenshots below I am using 384.3_alpha3-g0462c71.