Last updated: November 2018
I got one of these with some missing parts from a recycler not long ago, with it being late August of 2018 right now. Its motherboard was finicky, but eventually, it seemed to work, so I bought another Y400 from eBay for around $210 with a dead motherboard and several goodies like 2x8GB DDR3 SODIMM inside.
Unfortunately, it turned out my board was ultimately bad, too, as Windows freezes often and sometimes even crashes on it. So I just ordered another blasted $90 motherboard. Oh well.
New motherboard did the same thing. What is this, an Alienware? What am I going to do now?
It's November of 2018, and I recently rediscovered this laptop in my heap of laptops. The board is still fried. The base even started cracking, so I think I'm through with this thing.