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Lenovo Ideapad Flex 14 - 1480 Bios Mystery Update ...

Question: Lenovo Ideapad Flex 14 - 1480 Bios Mystery Update ...

My Flex 14 1480 is a week and a half old when the system update application prompted me to update my BIOS. As i recall it wanted to update my bios from 1.04 to 2.0 I clicked yes, and the bios update ran and initiated a restart of the computer. Unfortuatnply now my computer does not start up and i am greeted to LEDS being on but a black screen without a lenovo logo. I then tried to go on the Lenovo website and for the bios version that i just installed, there is no 2.0 version listed, specifically 2SCN20WW. There are no bios updates period. Was this update pulled, and if so what can I do to recover it so it boots again. http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/Laptops-and-netbooks/Flex-Series/flex-4-1480?tabName=Downlo... thanks

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Hi im trying to flash my bios, I need either the wps file or the iso file please help.

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I have a Flex 4 1480 Signature Edition ideapad 80VD0007US and I'm trying to update the BIOS via the System Update utility.  When I choose to install the suggested update for the BIOS I get a message stating that this BIOS is only for "510S14IKB 310S15IKB YOGA 510-14IKB YOGA 510-15IKB" - none of which is my machine I'm pretty sure.  What can one do to find the correct BIOS and update it if the System Update utility doesn't give you the correct one?
 
The Lenovo Settings utility says that my BIOS is currently: 2SCN23WWV2.03
 
Thanks for any help!
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 

Answer:Flex 4 1480 - Incorrect BIOS in Lenovo System Update utility

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
 
Sorry to hear of the difficulties you are experiencing.  The warning message you are receiving during the update is partially correct.  Your model should have been included in that warning since that BIOS update covers all the models listed.   Here is a full description from the BIOS update's README file....
 
Flash BIOS update - Flash from Operating System version for ideapad 510S-14IKB, 310S-14IKB, 310S-15IKB, Yoga 510-14IKB, Yoga 510-15IKB, Flex 4-1480, Flex 4-1580Version 2SCN25WW(V2.05)Applicable OS Win10
 
I would try the upgrade again and click to proceed.  Otherwise here is a direct download link to that BIOS upgrade from the Lenovo Download Library for your model....
 
http://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/LAPTOPS-AND-NETBOOKS/FLEX-SERIES/FLEX-4-1480/downloads/DS...

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Hello everyone.I got this laptop since this xmas  include thi webroot security anti virus . I installed it few days ago anf it worked normally. I dont know how it happened today when i turn laptop on,  the laptop is on with black screeen and some words said 100% the system memory tested  ok.  Please see the attach and please do help. Thank you and appriciated alotttttAmy


























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I recently bought the Flex 4 14 inch laptop and I noticed that the fan on the laptop loudly is always running, even when I'm merely browsing through the web. In task manager my cpu usage is usually 5~15%. Is there anyway I could get the laptop to be quieter?

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the hard disk of my flex 3 (1480) was dead, and I need to install a new hard driver, but could not get a recovery image.. I tried the recovery media link: https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/lenovorecovery?linkTrack=Body:Box:RecoveryMedia but after I typed the S/N and submitted, it told me that "Cannot find Recovery Media for this machine." How can I do? Can anyone help? thanks!!

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Even though my phone and all my friend's phones and computers are detecting several networks around us my computer just stopped detecting wireless networks.I connected a cable and thank God it is working. I checked the System and the driver is ok, I unistalled it and downloaded the latest driver and reinstalled it, then I deleted the driver and let windows install it and still nothing.PLEASE HELP.How come am I supposed to have a notebook without WIRELESS????HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!I got this computer on DECEMBER!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Question: Lenovo Flex 3-1480

Need Some help to try understand what really went wrong. My Girl Friend was using the laptop good, This is just some months old. She left it on over night, the next day it had issues then when we finally got it to power on it would not start properly. It goes in to bios to ask to select the hard drive to start. All it does it come back to that same screen even if you try to boot from a USB drive it would come back to the screen to select boot option. Has any face such similar problem and wish to guide me to help rectify please. Or anyone with advice for such issue, will appreciate your tips.

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Just got this really awesome Skylake system. While closing or opening the screen, I can clearly see the bottom corners of the screen brighten, as if the screen is getting pressure there. Is this a bad frame design? Do you think this will badly affect the screen in the long run? Thanks for any input.

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My laptop will not charge. Well, the charging indicator flickers, and when I try to charge it and get it working, the percentage will stay at the percentage it was when it started charging.  I had it plugged in two nights ago, while using it, and I heard a pop and saw the charger move in the outlet. That's when the problem occurred. I can't even use it, which is a problem because I'm in a high school where one to one is a thing. My warranty is expired, so please help! Any help or advice would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Has anyone had problems with the screws loosening from the bottom of their laptops and falling out?  I have a Lenovo Flex 4 and have noticed the screws are problematic.  I am going to call Lenovo and request replacements.  Hopefully, Lenovo will respond quickly and send them out quickly. 

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Hi everyone, have a Lenovo Flex 3 1480 that is out of warranty (2 years old) and this week it started flickering when charging.  So I tried another charger, same thing, tried another battery... which actually is a higher charge and doesn't flicker from charging to not, but won't go above the % it was already on.  I've fiddled with tons of programs and googled the heck out of it.  Has anyone had a fix for this without replacing the entire motherboard? It also doesn't appear to charge when off. thanks!

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I purchased a Lenovo Flex 4 1480 about a month ago and just recently made the transition from my old laptop. I love this laptop but I am encountering some speed issues with it. Some apps are taking a while to load, but what is the most frustrating is using the web. Web pages on all browsers are taking somewhere between 8-10 seconds to load, and with this machine running a Core i7 7500U processor with 8 GBs of ram, I know this is not right (my old laptop loads pages much faster than this!!!).  I was wondering if this is just some driver problem or I should bring it back to where I bought it since it is still under warranty. Any input would be great! 

Answer:Lenovo Flex 4 1480 Speed Issues

Hello KKHTThanks for using the Lenovo forums.Try to download the WiFi and Chipset drivers for the unit from the support page.
 
Make sure to reboot after an update on the unit.
Have you by any chance installed anything that could potentially be interfeering with the system operations? Recent update perhaps.
 
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Hi, I recently purchased a refurb Lenovo Flex 3 1480 model and I am starting to see problems with the display that others have noted on here.  It sometimes flickers on and off and occassionally completely turns off and will not come back on without a restart.   So in troubleshooting this issue I have upgraded my BIOS to version DCN32WW from DCN28WW.  This was more difficult than it sounds because for some reason the PC identified the older DCN28WW as the newer firmware.  I had to override the setting in the BIOS to allow it to install the "older"firmware DCN32WW.  Made no sense. The latest thing I am trying to do is update the Intel VGA 520 display driver to the latest version published on 7/16/16 ver. 20.19.15.4454.  I downloaded the installer from the Flex 3 1480 section of the suppport site. When I try to install it, however, it tells me it is not compatible with my device.  I have tried uninstalling the driver and then installing the newest one and it still won't install.  The driver currently on my machine is 20.19.15.4364.  Can someone explain why I cannot get the newest display driver to install on my laptop?

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My laptop will not stay powered on, it will start up but then the fan will kick on really loud and turn off, won?t stay on for more than a minute. No way it can be getting over heated as I have it sitting on a desk and hadn?t even been using it for a minute before it started doing this. Need to figure out how to fix this issue. The computer is less than 2 years old. 

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I just purchased the Lenovo Flex 3-1480 yesterday.  So far so good in my initial observation of this 2 in 1 laptop. Except for the wifi. We have the AT&T gigapower speed with the Pace router with 2.4 & 5 ghz wifi dual modes.  I checked with AT&T and they advised that different devices can have different speeds if the hardware or drivers are old or not up-to-date.  AT&T has stated that everyone won't get 1ghz speeds (disclaimer says up to 1ghz).  So, I have another Lenovo 540w laptop that I use for work and it is getting 330 mbps download speeds for the 5ghz wireless and 500+ mbps download when connected with the ethernet cable to the router.I connected the Flex 3 directly to the router with the ethernet cable and tested at speedtest.net and received 320 mbps download speed.I went to speedtest.net and ran a test on the wireless and the best I could get is 30 mpbs download speed.  I noticed that the flex 3 would only connect to 2.4ghz.  When I tried to connect with 5ghz, I received and error that it would not connect.  So I searched on the Lenovo website for updated wifi drivers and found newer drivers.  My current driver was for Intel AC-3165 dual band wireless adapter version 18.12.1.2 date 7/29/2015.  I dowloaded and installed version 19.10.0.9 date 9/28/2016, rebooted and saw some improvement. I was finally able to connect to 5ghz mode and the latest speed test was 89 mbps download speed.    So I started... Read more

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I have a Lenovo Flex 3 1480 with Intel I7.  I was getting a message that says "plugged in charging" but the battery charge was staying at 60% and not increasing. Lenovo techs said the battery must be bad so I ordered and installed a new, Lenovo brand battery.  I get the same condition... placing the cursor over the battery symbol gives a status message of "40% available, plugged in, charging" but the battery charge never increases, even after shutting off the computer down and leaving it plugged in overnight. The laptop was a year old and therefore out of warranty last November, 2016. HELP!

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I'm trying to boot into bios. What keys do I press to do this?





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Answer:How to get Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 4-1470 to boot into bios

According to the user's guide, you press the Novo button with the system fully shut down.  Is that not working for you?
 
(English) User Guide - Notebook
 
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I have a LeNovo Flex 3 1480 [80R3] for about a year with zero problems. The only modded thing is a Sandisk 480gb SSD drive, with a Windows 10 installation from scratch, installed in the very first day I bought this machine. I was running Windows 10 version 1607 normally, and really enjoying this machine, but since last week when I was booting up, the machine freezed at bootscreen (the one with the lenovo logo) and then restarted showing the message "Preparing Automatic Repair" that took almost a whole day to pass. The repair never happened and I had to use the option to reset windows maintaining my personal files. After this everytime I boot up, windows 10 take up to 10 minutes to boot, and my keyboard and touchpad won't work, leaving me with only the touchscreen option. I've been through a lot of different solutions attempts:- Upgraded BIOS to the latest version (Lenovo colored logo at bootscreen)- Uninstalled KB and Touchpad drivers manually and reinstalled with Lenovo provided drivers, and also repeated the procedure with Windows Update drivers.- Disabled the fast startup option- Done the 15s procedure with the power button- Deattached the battery plug for some minutes and reattached- Checked (unplug and replug) both KB and Touchpad flatwires- Reinstalled the latest Windows 10 version 1703 from scratch None of the solution mentioned above worked for me. KB works perfectly in BIOS, and even when booting up I can change de backlight settings usi... Read more

Answer:LeNovo Flex 3 1480 - Keyboard and touchpad issue after Windows 10 boot up

Adding some info after some new research.Will try other 2 slightly different options:1) 15s power button trick with battery and charger unplugged2) Installation of LeNovo provided Intel ME drivers, read some info that it might interfere at the keyboard and mice functionality. Actually I'm running Windows chipset provided drivers.But still in doubt, which available driver should I install? There are 2 available.1) Intel ME Driver 63.6 MB Windows 10 (64-bit) 11.0.0.1176 - Release 30/8/20162) Intel Management Engine Interface Driver 81.5 MB Windows 10 (64-bit) 11.6.0.1015 - Release 29/11/20163) Both drivers, in release date/version ascending order.

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Hi all, I am running a Lenovo Flex 10 Ideapad, primarily for Windows-based web development purposes. I've had no major issues and I love how small and portable the machine is. However, I recently updated the BIOS from the factory-shipped default to 93CN19WW V5.2 & V3 .7 (release date 4/22/2015). Since then I've had issues with sleep/hibernate modes. Sleep and hibernate modes will no longer function when closing the laptop lid and I'd therefore like to revert back to the previous stock/shipped BIOS. However, I can't find any links to the previous BIOS or any clue as to where I can source a copy. Can someone point me in the right direction? Can Lenovo supply me with the previous BIOS? Thanks in advance for any advice or assistance.  J

Answer:Lenovo Flex 10 Ideapad. Downgrade/revert to previous BIOS?

I saw the latest  Win8.1 x64 bios is available. Here's a quick link to it. Although, you may just want to upgrade your machine to the new Windows 10. I like it so far.

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I'm having an issue with my Lenovo Ideapad Flex 4-1580: I still can't find the solution of whether it's safe or not to update the BIOS with the recommended one (shown as "BIOS Update - 10 [64]") that is a recommended update in the Lenovo Companion.  During installation, an alert message popup states: "This BIOS is only for Lenovo ideapad 510S14IKB 310S15IKB YOGA 510-14IKB YOGA 510-151IKB. Are you sure you want to update this BIOS on this machine?" Obviously, I am NOT sure which is why I'm here searching for the correct answer.My machine info:- Model: 80VE- BIOS Version/Date: LENOVO 2SCN14WW(V1.04), 7/25/2016 Please Help?

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I'm a new owner of a Flex 4-1570 Ideapad. I have a critical update awaiting install, however the window popup says it is for the YOGA not the Flex. Thus, I have not installed it. My question is, should I install it? If not, how do I turn the notification off? Thanks! 

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 So I was in this website (dashboard.zopim.com) for working purposes and whenever I get a chat request there's a sound and somehow my computer stopped with the sounds. I restarted the computer and there was a mute symbol in the audio, and I got really surprised when I tried to unmute it and got a message like "there is no audio installed" . I went to the system settings and saw that 2 icons - Intel High Definition DSP and Intel High definition display audio had a yellow mark. I went to Lenovo's website and downloaded the driver and it didn't work. Then I found some instructions on microsoft's website. It worked but then I had to use the site again and... Not working! I made it work again but now there's a delay. Sometimes there's no delay on the sound and sometimes there's about 5 sec. Please, help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I have 8 Flex 4-1480s, and all of them are showing the same issue. Before the Windows 10 creators update, they were all great. However, after the upgrade to creators, and then confirmed again after fall creators, the SSD speeds have tanked. I have verified this through both hard drive speed tests, and specific applications are orders of magintude slower then other systems with similar specs. The easiest test for this is to download the latest Arduino IDE from the windows store, and compile an empty project. On a fully working system, this should take less then 10 seconds. However, on these systems specifically, this takes about 4 minutes. I can observe the same thing compiling a simple C++ program using Microsoft Visual Studio. I tried contacting support, and the only suggestion from them was to perform a refresh, which we have attempted multiple times, and this does not help. Has anyone else seen this issue, or have a suggested fix? Tried reinstalling from fresh, checking all the page file settings, making sure the hard drive does not shut off, and many other things. During this whole time, task manager shows disk usage as 0.1%, and I've never actually seen it go above that number in all my testing.

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Hello everyone. Few days ago my laptop has made some update itself. And now I got few problems. First I noticed that my Google Chrome started to NOT respond. Then I couldn't even open any Folder on my PC. I tried to reset it with 10 second pressing on/off button.But nothing has changed. On the second day when I tried to zoom in on my Touch Screen, noticed that it doesn't work. Neither does keyboard on screen working. I have reinstalled my PC. Waited for half a day.... and it showed ALPS Apoint2k isn't working. I have tried everything. Downloading new drivers from manufacturer, scaning Windows and all that. Today I found out that there is no Tablet PC settings on my laptop anymore. When writing in Windows Search TABLET PC SETTINGS, it comes that " Tablet Buttons are not installed on this computer" "For more information,check the documentation that came with your computer or go to the computer manufacturer's website" Can anyone help me,please?((

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I can not find link of update file for BIOS on official support site.Lenovo companion offers download BIOS update of another types laptops(YOGA 3), but I don't want do it. I think it's dangerous.What should i do? 

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Hi! I downloaded the last bios update (9/24/2015) for Lenovo Flex 2 Pro/Lenovo Edge 15 with Broadwell processor. It doens't install cause there is a very strange issue. When I launch the exe files it extract some files under C:\\BIOS: looking to these files I noticed that the last modified date is very old so it is the cause that the bios update doesn't work (he said that the file installation is older than the last bios).Here you can see a screenshot http://postimg.org/image/7r00yrvh3/Thanks to all

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Hi Lenovo Forum,I wanted to ask for help and advice on whether there is a need for my Flex 4 laptop to update its BIOS.It's my first time opening the Lenovo companion app that came with the laptop and I noticed that there is one critical update.  Here is the installation history: Here is the system info from the companion app Now my question is, do I have to update this or simply ignore it?Just to clarify, I'm not really a tech savvy person. I am unsure if this is safe or not. I read from other sites that updating the BIOS may have risks of bricking the laptop and make it unusable. So, I really need help if I should proceed with the update or leave as it is. The current situation right now is, everything seems to be working fine. I am near my warranty expiration. The only complaints that I have is that whenever I leave my laptop and set it to sleep by 11PM, I open it the next morning and the battery is all drained to 1%. This does not happen all the time, but for it may happen quite frequently. Here is my battery information And one other complain is that, even if I set it to sleep mode, sometimes, I do hear the laptop fan go really loud. I am also not sure why that happens. But I hope all my additional information would be helpful on determining if my computer has issues and if I do really need to update the BIOS. Any type of help would be appreciated. Thanks!

Answer:Lenovo Flex 4 BIOS Critical Update and Battery issues

EDIT Upon checking this link:http://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/flex-series/flex-4-1570/80sb/80sb000... It seems like I have dozens of things to update that doesn't even show in the Lenovo Companion App.Most importantly, this has the latest BIOS:BIOS Update for Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit), Windows 10 (32-bit, 64-bit) - Notebook0VCN25WW(V1.09) I am not sure what is the necessary version or required updates. This is quite confusing.

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Has anyone updated their BIOS, even though Lenovo doesn't list the latest BIOS as Windows 10 compatible (if you follow the menus all the way through, the newer BIOS says Windows 7 and 8.1)

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I need I'm in so much trouble, I have 'bricked my mother's brand new Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 10 laptop (model: 20324) after an unsuccessful BIOS update.I'm hoping to restore the BIOS by unplugging the laptop, inserting USB with BIOS file on it, holding down fn+r and then plugging in laptop and powering on. The USB contains BIOS downloaded from Lenovo https://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles/93cn59ww(v9.9&v3.8).exe I extracted 93cn59ww.fd and used Andy's Phoenix Tool (from mydigitallife website) to find bios filename but Andy's Tool doesn't show what filename I should rename it to on USB.When I power on the laptop all that happens is the white power light comes on. However,If I hold fn+r while turning the laptop on the power light turns red and continues to blink. If I plugin or unplug the power cable the laptop beeps. I'm hopefull I can get this working if I can find out the filename. I've tried naming the file bios.bin, bios.fd, bios.wph, ect but I have had no luck.The original bios was InsydeH20 93cn55ww(v9.5).64bitPlease can anybody help me find the filename I need to rename 93cn59ww.fd to on the USB? I'm in so much trouble!I'm not smart enough to figure this out on my own but I'm hoping somebody else here can help. Many thanks in advance to somebody who knows how to do it.
 
 
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Answer:Flex 10 - BIOS recovery via USB and fn+r on bricked IdeaPad Flex 10

I've downloaded  https://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles/93cn59ww(v9.9&v3.8).exe and extracted file 93cn59ww.fd from it.I just need to find out what to rename 93cn59ww.fd to on the USB? 

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English translation......
 
Where can I find instructions?
 
 
 
Mod's Edit: Google translated for benefit of English readers. Since this is an English forum, please post in English as it will ensure a better response. Thanks!

Answer:Lenovo IdeaPad 510 15 ikb how to update (как обновить) BIOS

The instructions are in the readme.txt file located with BIOS update file at the link below. Flash BIOS update - Flash from Operating System version for Lenovo ideapad 310-14IKB, 310-15IKB, 310 Touch-15IKB, 510-15IKBhttps://pcsupport.lenovo.com/uu/uk/products/laptops-and-netbooks/500-series/510-15ikb/downloads/ds11... Cheers,

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Dear Community ! I have failed to update the BIOS. Please help me to solve this problem Thank you in advance ! Tamas 

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Lenovo IdeaPad U310 with i5-3317U CPU and  Bios ver 65CN89WW (09/04/2012) I downloaded BIOS Update file (65cn21ww.exe) from (http://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles/65cn21ww.exe), but after start I got a message "ERROR 233 - Only secured capsule is allowed on a SecureFlash system! Status = 1." What am I doing wrong? How to install the update BIOS?













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Answer:Lenovo IdeaPad U310 Bios Update

HiWelcome to the forumFrom the data you gave, i think your bios is well upto date and that might be the cause that the bios is not updating.Regards





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I downloaded the Lenovo System Update checker (TSVU) then I searched for updates for drivers and found an update for BIOS, but when I install it, the error in the screenshot occurs.


























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Hello,I have a Lenovo Ideapad G460, I am trying to upgrade my bios but it failed. What I did is I had downloaded the bios update from the lenovo site and run the update program and followed all the instructions. During the process of flashing, the application encountered an error. I restarted the laptop and tried Insyde Bios Crisis Recovery using the Fn + B. After several attempts to find the correct filename, the last attempt to flash gave me a series of beeps while flash disks reads, then afterwards, it had powered down the laptop. When I tried to turn on the laptop, the screen is still blank, and now I  am trying to do the crisis recovery again, but now when I press the Fn + B combination, no beeps occurs and flash disk doesn't blink, the fan is spinning at full speed and shut itself down after 10 seconds. I already tried many times already and still gave me the same result. I had already exhausted all methods for flashing but no luck on it. Any help would be appreciated to save my laptop.

Answer:Lenovo Ideapad G460 Bios Update Failed

HiBest to contact lenovo IDEA-branded andB, C, E, G, H, K, N, Q, V, Y Series ProductsTagalog, English1-800-8908-6389 (GLOBE subscribers)1-800-1441-0659 (PLDT subscribers)9AM - 6PMMonday - Friday9AM - 3PMSaturday





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Hello, yesterday I tryed to update the bios of my 450p but at part 9 of 37 the computer hang up.Now when I turn on the pc nothing happens... Windows do not boot and the monitor is black.Can you give some ideas what I can do now? 

Answer:Lenovo Ideapad U450p - Bios Update failed

Looks like you have phoenix bios, so you can look at this topic https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-U-V-and-Z-series/Lenovo-ideaPad-Y560-BIOS-Recovery/td-p/37791... .Though it's for different laptop model, technically these bioses are similar and that restoration method should work for you. NOTE! that doesn't mean that you can take bios file from y560, you should download updater for your laptop, open it with 7-zip and use bios rom file from here. Flashing bios from different model will DEFINITELY BRICK your laptop.Also, look at this:http://www.bios-mods.com/bios-recovery/phoenix-bios-recovery/http://www.google.com/search?q=phoenix+bios+recovery

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I downloaded BIOS Update file 65cn21ww.exe from Lenove Support but after start I got a message "ERROR 233 - Only secured capsule is allowed on a SecureFlash system! Status = 1."I see that similar threads do not actually resolve the problem.While doing a Google search I came across ErrorEND which claims to solve the problem for $30Does anyone either know what error 233 is and how to solve it, or if the ErrorEND program solution works and is not a rip off...David













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Answer:Lenovo IdeaPad U410 Bios Update ERROR 233

HiWelcome to the forum!!!I am not sure of the problem but i don't advice you to use errorend or other programs since it will cost you 30$ and there is no assurance if it will work.Regards





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THE INSYDE BIOS UPDATE 2.0 LISTED ON LENOVO SUPPORT WEBSITE FOR THE IDEAPAD 100 14IBY IS SHOWING " CANT SUPPRT CURRENT GPT PLATORM". SO THAT ANY ONE CANT UPDATE THE BIOS FROM THE VERSION 1 TO 2.0.  THE LENOVO TEAM HAS NOT MADE ANY COMMENT OR FIXED THE ISSUE TILL  TODAY.THE SAME IS REPORTED ON ALL WINDOWS VERSIONS.THERE IS NO OTHER BIOS UPDATE ON THE WEBSITE RIGHT NOW.  I REQUEST LENOVO TECH TEAM TO RECTIFY THE SAME ASAP.  THANKS  AMD999INDIA

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Hi.I have a problem with my battery not charging (at 1% left and power connected) and get an error message that my battery is not recognized by Lenovo, even though it's the same battery I've had for 4 years (the laptop is as good as new, and I don't want to change it).Apparently, a BIOS update should work, according to several web forums, and it worked when I had the same problem some time ago. But since then I have updated to Windows 10 and I can't find any BIOS updates for my laptop which is compatible with windows 10. And those that are compatible with windows 10 are not compatible with my laptop. Will there ever be an update, or do anyone have another solution to my battery problem?INFO:Windows 10 Home 64 bitIntel Core i5-3337U 1.80 GHz8GB RAMCurrent BIOS id: 7ECN19WW 

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i have a lenovo ideapad 100 14-iby installed with windows 10 with the bios cccn14ww.. i updated the bios via link provide by lenovo support in the site https://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles/cccn21ww.exe .. the bios update was successful. but after the update when i tried to use the heaphone port. there is no sound coming out the headphone because the headphone isnt detected to be plugged in.i tried many headphone. but no headphone is being detected.. the audio only came out of the speaker of the laptop. .. I already check the Device Manager. but no Unknown Devices is visible.. And Already Checked for Windows Update.. But it is Already up to date. please help .

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hi.I 've downloaded bios update from this site and update but this update make problem for me .... my laptop Esc key not working anywhere. in game not working.. in bios setting not working .. in bot menu not working... please help for downgrade or new version of bios

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Hello, where I can get the latest BIOS for Lenovo IdeaPad G505A?herehttp://support.lenovo.com/ua/uk/products/laptops-and-netbooks/lenovo-g-series-laptops/lenovo-g505-no...and herehttp://support.lenovo.com/ru/ru/products/laptops-and-netbooks/lenovo-g-series-laptops/lenovo-g505-no...is only 2.04(82CN24WW) version of BIOS, and herehttp://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench3/2084004is information about 2.05(82CN26WW) version of BIOS.Where I can get it?And how to upgrade BIOS under Windows 10 or Ubuntu Linux(14.04)?Or can I upgrade it on laptop power on from usb-flash or sdcard?Thanks.

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Question: Flex 3-1480

Hello!1. I would like to know is it possible or not in Lenovo flex 3-1480 add more memory. It is installed 8Gb of memory, i know, that CPU supports up to 32Gb. Many scanning software show, that there are 4 slots for memory. When i opened back cover of the laptop, could found no one RAM memory =) As i know motherboard can support up to ?? 32Gb DDR 4 too.2. There are some problems when i try to the sleep mode, it wakes up at the same time. The same problem with hibernation mofe. Can somebody advice something with these problems?

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Hello all,     I am strongly considering purchasing a Flex 4.  This model in particular:https://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/pdp/Lenovo-Ideapad-Flex-4-1480-80VD-Signature-Editi...I know the processor supports virtualization, but I'm unsure if virtualization is enabled in the bios or if it is supported by the Motherboard.  Can anyone provide an answer so I can pull the trigger on this thing?  I need it as a lightweight mobile web development PC.

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Hello,Recently, I purchased Lenovo Flex 3 1480. I would like to install a second SSD (Samsung 850 EVO 250GB). Is it possible? Thank you for your help.Kind regards.

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Hi.About half a year ago, I bought the Lenovo ideapad 720S-14IKB. Since day 1, I noticed this problem where the mouse becomes invincible for a few seconds after I open a new tab in the webbrowser or start a new program. Here is a video of it: https://i.imgur.com/FSR05gs.mp4 Futhermore, after installing the latest BIOS update (4VCN41WW), the laptop has started to freeze for a couple of seconds on me every once in a while.  Are these, things that can be fixed by myself? Or should i talk to the store where i bought it about sending it to repair? I live in Denmark, so I have 2 years warrenty. 

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Lenovo Campanion says have a recommended bios update for my lenovo ideapad 510-15ISK Model Name 80SR Flash BIOS update - Flash from Operating System version for Lenovo ideapad 310/510 C 14/15ISK(with Touch/xiaoxin)Version 0XCN37WWApplicable OS Win7 & Win10(64-bit)  Installation READMEUpdated Date: 2016-10-08This package updates the basic input/output system (BIOS) on Lenovo ideapad 310/510 C 14/15ISK(with Touch/xiaoxin)But don't have touch screen do i install it? As it is a Recomended up date and it is not critical and I am a great believer in if it not broke dont fix itAs of yet this update is still pending! But I also like to keep things up to date  

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I Have a problem , My laptop screen goes black alot without any reason which require my to force restatrt the machine and caused my to lose alot of important docs I was working on.does anyone faced this problem before and would know what could cause this and if he/she has a solution??sometime it frooze while I am working on Word or Excell and restart the screen (with a message that the driver stopped working and recovered successfully . If anyone can help me with this would be perfect  Thanks for your time

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I have he flex 3 1480 with 8gb of RAM and have been told I'm maxed out (not happy)Is the 8gb soldered in?Can it be swapped out for more? 16gb?  32gb?If so, do you have a manufacturerer and part #? THANKS!!!

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can some one tell me what the max memory willwork in the flex 4 1480 ?Thank you

Answer:maximum ram upgrade flex 4 1480

According to the Platform Specifications for that system, the maximum supported is 16GB max / 2133MHz DDR4, dual-channel capable, one DDR4 SO-DIMM socket. Lenovo Flex 4 (14 inch) Platform Specificationshttp://psref.lenovo.com/syspool%5CSys/PDF/Lenovo%20Laptops/Lenovo%20Flex%204%20(14%20inch)/Lenovo_Fl... Crutial Lenovo Flex 4 (14-inch) compatible upgradeshttp://www.crucial.com/usa/en/compatible-upgrade-for/Lenovo/flex-4-%2814-inch%29 Cheers,

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Laptop display turns off randomly, also sometimes the display fades to white, or the blacks on the display appear as red, or sometimes there are just weird line patters. The system is still on, occasionally putting the pc into sleep mode then waking it up can turn the display back on, but it usally just turns back off either immediately or after a few minutes.   In fact it just turned off the display and I am having to extend the display onto another monitor right now. This has been happening for months and putting it in tablet mode seemed to help, but recently it happens with such frequency that the computer is nearly unusable I have run diagnostics and it says everything is ok.all updates have been done as wellI have also tried disabling each of the graphics cards one at a time with no effect any ideas


























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Hello, I have had this Flex3 since March (6 months)I have had a few problems arise that have been addressed here.The latest problem is my screen flickering.I was watching a live service and the screen started to get darker and the edges had a green look to them and the battery, wifi, click etc on bottom right were broken lines  ( if that makes sense )It took 4 times to restart. I just kept restarting, but the same things were open.It FINALLY did restart and the programs closed, but I still have this flickering screen.It no longer has the tint to it but still flickering. Just wondering what I should try to get this to stop. 

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My brand new Flex 4 1480 won't start. After plugging in the AC power, the battery status indicator light next to the power jack turns on and stays solid white. But when I press the power button, the keyboard backlight turns on then off again and the power status indicator light next to the power button blinks for 5 seconds before turning off. The screen stays dark the whole time. I have tried plugging in the AC power and leaving it overnight but the story is the same when I try to turn the laptop on the next morning. 

Answer:Flex 4 1480 80VD000AUS won't start

Hi Alikhlas99, 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
The hardware manual does offer power checkout guidelines (page21) that you can review.
You are not required removing the battery as per in-warranty troubleshooting so that you can simply call in technical support for a recommendation. Same thing if you do not have tools to check the adapter functionality.
 
Just to isolate the issue, status indicators itself can be a good reference (page29) for the tech support team to assess the issue. Try to illuminate the screen with a flashlight and see if there are traceable display. If still none, then try powering the system using the Novo Button (item2 page 63) if you have the same on then off symptoms then most likely you may need in-warranty repair.
 
Canada / US Hardware Support Team
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Hope this help answer your query.
 
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Hello experts,I have no more Bios on my Ideapad Flex 15.It can't boot. Only a blue message :Default Boot Device Missing or Boot Failed.Insert Recovery Media and Hit any keyThen select 'Boot Manager' to choose a new BootDevice or to Boot Recovery Media After this message, got the boot manager, with no option to select ! no hard drive, no USB-CD I'm under Win 10 until 6 months. Thanks for help.

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Anyone has a tutorial on how to open up an ideapad flex 4 so I can change hard drive?

Answer:Lenovo ideapad flex 4

Hello ShotokenThanks for using the Lenovo forums.If you check the hardware manual, that should be able to walk you through how to open it up and what order.
 
You can also find it on the support page: https://support.lenovo.com/de/en
 
 
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Help, my new LeNOVO IdeaPad Flex 10 crashed and all recovery attempts failed.I need the original product key to download the original Windows 8.1. from Microsoft.Much thanks for any help!! 













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Answer:LeNOVO IdeaPad Flex 10

Dear Orang
 
welcome in lenovo community 
 
Kindly send us in a private massage your machine serial number . and the error massage you used to get durring the recovery .
 
let us know
 
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Anyone has a tutorial on how to open up an ideapad flex 4 so I can change hard drive?

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I bought this laptop from Costco just one year ago, yesterday, when i open the laptop cover, the cover corner is broken, my Warranty has just expired ( on 02/28/2017) , very disappointed, I have been Lenovo user for long time and trust the products quality, but this time , i am very disappointed and don't know how to fix this issue. I am not able to upload photos because the size of the file, verify frustrated... looks plastic cover is blow up from corner .   

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Hello, Hope someone can help with this issue: all usb ports stoppped on Flex 3-1480 running Windows 10 64-bit. Tried several attempts to re-install driver, regedit, delete drive, auto discover driver  - all attempts fail. Also, tried restore point - did not fix. In addition to usb ports stopped working - touch screen is not working either. All drivers are supposed current (at least when i scan for changes; Windows 10 was updated after problem started (so that rules out drivers and operating system) Microsoft Management Console - Event Viewer shows USB Root Hub (xHCI) problems - all during the times attempting to resolve.However, around time of initial failure - The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck.  The bugcheck was: 0x0000001e (0xffffffffc0000094, 0xfffff802e80a9e8c, 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000). A dump was saved in: C:\WINDOWS\MEMORY.DMP. Report Id: 2ea1e93b-3f55-4d1b-b11b-1cd80d6a944d.. Minutes before memory dump - The driver \Driver\USBHUB3 failed to load for the device USB\ROOT_HUB30\4&b338d6a&0&0. - (appears as a warning) With the warning is an informational:The description for Event ID 26 from source Application Popup cannot be found. Either the component that raises this event is not installed on your local computer or the installation is corrupted. You can install or repair the component on the local computer.If the event originated on another computer, the display information had to be saved with the eve... Read more

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I have a Flex 3 1480 that was purchased from Costco. with a 3 year warranty.I am having the same issues that alot of other people are having where the screen will go black out of nowhere.Yesterday alone it happened 12 times. (yes I wrote down everytime it happened) I have updated the bios and all other updates that were posted in a different post.The Flex is runnning the latest version of Windows 10 with all updates installed. I called tech support yesterday but got nowhere real fast. The lady did not speak very good english and what I did make out was her telling me to remove my ethernet card!! What can I do now? This laptop is useless now. Its only good for browising the net since I wont lose any work that way.I have lost to much work trying to use this laptop that I no longer trust it. Since Lenovo does not stand behind their products and come up with a fix I guess I will try to return it to costco. Hopfully a class action lawsuit arises as selling this junk is Fraud and I have been Scammed. I knew I should have stuck with Dell!

Answer:Flex 3 1480 Gets a Black Screen with Backlight On ...

Ever since the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, our Flex 3 crashes every hour. Unfortunately, Lenovo's customer service is just a faint shadow of IBM's former service. Every rep comes up with a different idea, and then doesn't follow up on commitments.

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About three days ago my Flex 3 1480 stopped charging its battery. This message appears above the taskbar battery icon:  ?0% available - plugged in, charging."  The computer now only comes on with the ac power adapter plugged in. I have used another adapter (identical specs) with the same negative result on my computer.  My adapter works fine on the other computer. These are fixes recommended at various internet sites that I have tried without success: System restore to a point several days before problem appeared.Uninstalled both battery drivers in Device Manager and restart reinstalled - three times. The battery is internal so I would like to fix without having to remove the battery if possible. Resetting the battery and resetting the bios are on-line recommendations that I don?t really know how to do safely. In searching the Lenovo site, I have been unable to find this problem addressed. The Lenovo Vantage Hardware Scan shows all in good order ? the battery itself is rated Good. The Flex 3 is 2 years old and is now out of warranty. Any help to correct and get the battery charging would be appreciated. Thank you, GB

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I have a Flex 3-1480 Laptop running windows 10.  When I click on the Xbox app, I get this message "We are unable to sigh you in at this moment.  Try again later."  When I try to use Microsoft solitaire collection and it tries to connect to Xbox, I get "Sign in error" with the error code 1170000.  I can play as a guest.  I have tried following all the recommendations to fix this error code without success.  I have an Acer laptop running window 10 and have no problem getting to the solitaire collection either through the Xbox App or through the start menu.  The firewall settings on both laptops are the default settings.  Any advice? Thanks!
 
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I can access my wi-fi at first, but after a few minutes it says I'm not connected.   Then I have to reboot to connect again.   What is going on?

Answer:Lenova Flex 3 1480 does not stay conneted to wi-fi

Try the following. Right-click on Start, select Run, type:   powercfg.cpl   and then press EnterLocate the active power plan on your Laptop, and then select Change Plan SettingsSelect Change Advanced Power SettingsLeft-click on the plus sign by wireless Adapter Setting to expand, and then do the same to expand Power Saving Mode and make sure it is set to Maximum PerformanceMake sure to do so for both the while plugged in, and while on batter power plans.If still having issue, do the following too. Right-click on StartSelect Device ManagerLeft-click on Network Adapters to expandRight-click on your WiFi Adapter and select PropertiesSelect the Power Management Tab, and de-select the option to "Allow the Computer to power off this device to save power".Updating the driver for you Wireless Adapter would also be a good idea if not up to date, but I do not see anything released recently posted by Lenovo on the support site for the Lenovo Flex 3 1480.    Good Luck,

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Just installed Windows 7 on my Flex 4 1480. Found all the drivers, but need to make the touchscreen work. Tried to look up the HID input drivers for the screen, but havent had any luck. Any tip? Thank you in advance!

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Hi,My Flex 4 1480 completely shuts off exactly after 5 minutes when running on battery. Works fine when plugged in.It shuts down even when running in the BIOS screen, which may point that it is a firmware issue.I have BIOS 2SCN23WW version installed. Tried updating to 2SCN24WW, but it always fails (no given reason).I's apprecaite any recommendations on the BIOS update or the shut-down issues? Thanks 













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Answer:flex 4 1480 shuts down after 5 minutes when on battery

Hello SupernoveThanks for using the Lenovo forums.If this happens in the BIOS screen, then I believe this would indicate a hardware issue instead.
 
Try a static discharge for this, it may help to resolve the issue or at least get rid of any built up static on the motherboard.(If the battery is internal, please just skip the remove/replace battery steps.)1. Turn the unit off2. Remove the battery and the Mains adapter3. Press and hold the front power button for 30 seconds4. Replace the battery and the Mains adapter5. Turn the unit on as normal If that does not work, attempt a factory reset on the unit, this would confirm if this is a hardware issue with the unit.
Note: Please back up all your data as running this reset will delete any data on your machine1. Turn the machine off and press the recovery button which is located usually next to the power button. If you have a desktop machine you will need to power the machine back on and keep tapping the F2 key. 2. Use the arrow keys and press enter on system recovery. ( Desktop users can skip this) 3. Select ?restore from the initial backup? and then ?Next?. 4. Click ?start? and accept the warning messages. Length of time can vary depending on the speed of the machine.
 If these steps do not work I would recommend, that you call your local Lenovo support line for a possible service. Below is the link to the phone list where you can find these numbers
 
Hope this helps, let us know how you get on.=======... Read more

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My daughter has a Flex 4 1480.  She has been having intermittent display problems for a few weeks however failed to mention it to me until now.  Ironically her warranty expired two days ago!  The display will often go black after start up or if put in Flex mode.  At times she claims she'll get red, green, yellow on the display. I am unable to contact Lenovo support because its out of warranty.  Anyone have any suggestions to how I go about communicating/online chatting with support to id the problem?  Unsure if it's a hardware connection or not.  

Answer:Flex 4-1480 Intermittent Display Problems

Hi sxenakis,
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
Since it was just two days for its warrnaty maybe you can try calling sales team 1-855-253-6686, option 2 Monday ? Friday 9am-9pm EST and check if post warranty extension can be considered. 
 
Otherwise you may want to call technical support at 877-453-6686 to check if there is anything that they can extend on your behalf. Having an open communication with the tech team may provide you options for consideration. Everything can be worth a try before we start opening or loosening in the panels and screws.
 
Hope this helps.
 
Regards 

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Hello everyone!  In December I switched back to PC from Mac and purchased the Flex 4. Love the machine until a few months after purchase the screen started to flicker on and off without warning. Sometimes the screen just goes bright white or the color black on the screen is displayed as red. I downloaded the solution center and it keeps telling me everything is running as normal which is clearly not the case. A bit more about my machine: Windows 10Intel i7-750016GB RamAMD Radeon R5 M430 As far as I can tell, all my everything is up to date. Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated! 

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LENOVO Flex 3 - 1480 I recently uninstalled Lenovo Accelerator Application and now my device is slower and less efficient than usual.  Major Problems If my notebook's screen is not being used for more than two minutes, then my notebook glitches out (meaning that I cannot operate it) and takes another two minutes to un-glitch out (meaning that I can operate my notebook again). For example - leaving my mouse cursor on the desktop for two minutes  (malfunction example), watching a video or movie (non-malfunction example). A few other low end apps and games not downloaded from Windows Store either does not operate at all or is EXTREMELY slow. For example -  Broforce (a low end game that is now extremely slow), Adobe Flash Player (an application that does not work at all now).These problems weren't there before but now they are really bugging me. What I tried  I downloaded Adanced System Care Pro (the paid version) and OneKey Optimiser (by LENOVO).These aplications only heped me a little but the major problems are still there My Request Please give me a replacement application in place of LENOVO Accelerator  Application. Any other solution are also welcome A VERY BIG THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAVE, ARE AND WILL CONTRIBUTE TO THIS DISCUSSION

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Greetings all, I am having issues with my SD Card Reader. I have a Lenovo Flex 3-1480, running Win 10 x64. Recently, I downloaded and installed the Lenovo Companion, and have used it to install drivers. It installed a Card Reader Driver - 10 [64]  V.4.5.0.6. Now, when I try to use my SD reader, I get an Unknown Device pop up in my Device Manager. When I try to update this device, it automatically locates a Genesys Logic USB3.0 Card Reader which promptly indicates is not intended for this platform [Code 28]. I am unable to install the driver at all. I can no longer use my SD reader, for anything, it just isn't registered with the system now. Please help or advise, I need that reader to work, I store just about everything on those cards. I have tried running the Companion, and it does not locate any more drivers, and also indicates that the system is running good, no errors. I have also tried using Intel Driver Update Utility, and still get nowhere. Has anyone else experienced this?

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Is this a "feature" of the ELAN touch pad?  Is there any way to get rid of it?  The beeping is really annoying.

Answer:Two Finger Scroll Beeps on Flex 3 1480

Same problem.  Started when I had my bluetooth playing music from the laptop and I was doing other work.  So I shut the bluetooth off and now it does it from the computer speakers?  Very annoying beeping sound.   It seemed to go away when I unplugged it?  Did you have yours plugged in?  Did you find a fix for this?  

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Hi, I need the BIOS installation file of my Ideapad Flex 14, because when I try to enter the BIOS setup the machine freezes in black screen, demanding a new boot.I searched the official website and the device page but there is no BIOS file to download.(https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/br/pt/products/laptops-and-netbooks/flex-series/ideapad-flex-14-noteboo...)- Nmero de SriePE00NRK3 - Modelo de tipo de mquina80C4000EBR  In portuguese Ol pessoal, Preciso do arquivo de instalao da BIOS do meu Ideapad Flex 14, pois quando tento entrar no setup da BIOS a mquina congela em tela preta, demandando um novo boot.Procurei no site oficial e na pagina do aparelho mas no existe o arquivo da BIOS para baixar.(https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/br/pt/products/laptops-and-netbooks/flex-series/ideapad-flex-14-noteboo...) - Nmero de SriePE00NRK3 - Modelo de tipo de mquina80C4000EBR Obrigado

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Hello All :-)Bought this laptop second hand 1,5 year ago, haven't had problems so far, but now the HD crash. I put a new one and want to install fresh windows, BUT: 1. Boot Menu gives no options other then Network stuff...2. BIOS is password protected (probably by the old owner?) who I do not have the contacts from anymore...Is there still a way to fix this?













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Answer:BIOS password Ideapad Flex 15

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
 
Unfortunately due to the ease in which laptops can be stolen there is no way to clear a forgotten or unknown BIOS password.  There is no master password or magic back door that can be used.  Sorry.  The only alternative is to just replace the motherboard. 

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I just got my computer recently and The other night I tossed in disk to load up old software only to remember it had a rootkit on it, I was able to get a system restore done its really old and the RK posses no threat really. But the bios is still some creepy old half working half grey mess. I tried to find a Download for my computer for one of those .exe flashers but could not find one. Is their any out their for a similar computer that would work for me?

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Hello,i have one additional SSD and thinking about replace the standard HDD with it. In warranty there is said to send laptop with standard HDD when malfunction occur, so i believe i can work with SSD until I'm forced to use warranty? I live in Poland and just want to know if there is any warranty lost when i install SSD.

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Recently my touchscreen of my laptop stoped working. I reset the laptop and everything, looked for solutions online, but I cant find any solution. Sometimes it worked again out of nowhere. But i prefer that it works all the time. So if anybody has a solution? Thank you in advance!

Answer:touchscreen Lenovo ideapad flex 14

Same problem here. The touch screen suddenly stopped working this evening. Reinstalled chipset but to no avail.

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Hi, I have a lenovo ideapad flex 14, for some reason I can't find a way to make the on screen keyboard appear automatically when I click a text entry field, like it does on phones.I have to manually select it from the task bar each time when I use it.Is there a way round this? my keyboard is broken and im in the middle of doing an essay so it's really frustrating me. It used to pop up automatically when I tapped on a text entry field. HELP!
 
 
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My Lenovo is 4 months old, it has been working brilliantly until late. I shut down my laptop and the following day turned it back on, unfortunately the screen stayed black, yet the lights on the computer were working. After waiting a very long time (approx. 10 hours) I opened the lid and it started up again. I can close lid and the laptop will continue to work when I open it again, however if I shut it down the problem happens again. I have run lenovo diagnostics on the hardware and software and there appears to be no issue with things such as the mother board. Please could someone tell me how to fix this.Many thanks

Answer:Lenovo Flex 14 Ideapad won't turn on.

ReganDavis wrote:My Lenovo is 4 months old, it has been working brilliantly until late. I shut down my laptop and the following day turned it back on, unfortunately the screen stayed black, yet the lights on the computer were working. After waiting a very long time (approx. 10 hours) I opened the lid and it started up again. I can close lid and the laptop will continue to work when I open it again, however if I shut it down the problem happens again. I have run lenovo diagnostics on the hardware and software and there appears to be no issue with things such as the mother board. Please could someone tell me how to fix this.Many thanksTry running the following under an elevated command prompt (do not include the quotation mark) to check the system file integrity and refresh the system files: "sfc /scannow & dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth". Reboot thereafter. Note: it will take some time to finish the above process.

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My Lenovo Ideapad Flex laptop does not switch on when I press the power button.  It was working till this morning, when I switched it off (via an operating system shut down in Windows 8.1). When I tried to turn it on an hour later, I found that pushing the power button has no effect at all.  I tried pushing the novo button.  In this case the laptop does turn on and shows the "lenovo" welcome screen for a few seconds.  However, it promptly switches off again.  The symptoms do not depend on the laptop being connceted to power: they are exactly the same in the two cases. I have a Lenovo warranty, and I tried calling them, but due to a severe weather condition at their service station, they said they are unable to respond promptly.  In the meantime, is there anything I ccan do on my end to fix this?  













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Answer:Lenovo Ideapad Flex does not switch on

There's a chance the power button itself is broken and is turning the machine off as soon as you turn it on with the other button.
 
Try mashing it/wiggling it?

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Alright so my fan noise problems was a little different from the last post, so when I first got the laptop I had Zero issues with fan noise, now after about one month of usage and a few updates what felt like all of a sudden, the fan would stay on constantly, and my estimated battery life dropped to 3.5 hrs max. It seemed to be after the bios update, I'm currently doing a factory restore, if it fails where do I move from here?

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Hi, 
My sister just bought me this new laptop from Dubai but she didn't ship it to me yet and I'm not sure about its specs. 
She took that picture of the label and I couldn't find this specific model on the internet
 
I want to make sure that it has the nvidia 2GB gpu not intel as they told her at the store.
Can anyone please confirm it?
 
Moderator Note; picture showing system s/n removed to prevent abuse

Answer:Lenovo Ideapad Flex 15 core i7

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Hi all,I would like to get a stylus that would work well with my computer. I have a Lenovo ideapad FLEX 4.Any suggestions would be great.Thank you,Anon ymous

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Hi I was wondering if I could add a 2nd 256 gb M.2 SSD to my Flex 5 - 1470?Thanks

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Once my computer goes into sleep mode i can't wake it up without turning it off and then back on again which takes awhile to reboot. 

Answer:Lenova Flex 3 1480 goes into sleep mode and won't wake up

Hi there, Kitie             -
 
Thank you for writing in to the Lenovo Forum - happy to have you here today.
 
Try this:
Device manager 
Lenovo FHID Device open UMDF HID minidriver Under the power management tab  Uncheck box that allows the computer to turn off the device to save power
 
Update us how it goes.
 
 
 
 
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I'm also not happy with my Lenovo Flex 3 1480.
 
vertical black line on my screen not resolved by shut down power up.
 
Mod's Edit: Additional information added to Subject line for clarity of issue and moved post to its own thread in the proper forum.

Answer:Flex 3 1480 - Screen with vertical black line.

Sorry to hear of the problem.  I would recommend that you contact Lenovo Support for additional warranty service.
 
Lenovo Support - USA1-877-453-668624 hours a day 7 days / week

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I purchased a Flex 3 through the Lenovo site for a black friday special and have been having severe problems with it ever since. I'm really at my wits end with what to do with this machine. Sporatically, my physical keyboard and trackpad will stop working and the issue can't be reset until I let the unit battery drain and die. This is no way to use a laptop. I can not figure out a triggering issue for it, it happens randomly.  I have called the tech support hotline 3 times and tried chat twice and no one has been able to help me resolve this issue. The tech support personnel have been extremely unhelpful and have talked over me when I attempt to explain what is going on, and refused to transfer me to another associate or escalate my issue to a supervisor. I feel like I was sold a defective unit.  What can I do? 

Answer:Ongoing issue with Flex 3 1480 Model 80R3

If it helps, when this happens, my fan runs constantly. The air coming out is not hot. 

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Hello,I have had this problem ever since I purchased the laptop.  The screen will go black/blank, but the backlight will still be on.  Can't do anything and have to turn off and restart.  It happens about once an hour or so.  Originally it happened less frequently/more when the power supply was not connected.  Now it happens regardless if the power supply is connected.  I also have text distortion on the screen at times.  I have tried to update display drivers/downgrade drivers, nothing has worked for me.  Really starting to get annoying.  Any suggestions?Thanks, Ginger4

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I recently brought a Lenovo Flex 3 1480 model (Windows 10, i7-6500U Processor). Everything worked fine except the Wifi which was extremely slow(2Mbps). The Dowload speed for my other HP laptop that was 20Mpbs!. However when i connected by flex 3 machine to the LAN cable, it was able to give me 20Mbps download speed. I decided to get my laptop replaced. I got my replacement laptop yesterday and it has the same exact Wifi problem.  Troubleshooting steps that I tried:1. Updated the network card drivers2. Uninstalled and reinstalled the atheros driver software Is anybody else facing this issue? Please let me know if there are any solutions for this problem.

Answer:Flex 3 1480 Wifi issue: Extremely slow! Please help

I'm having the same exact issue. I know it is a hardware issue because the problem persists after I reinstalled drivers, and even the OS. I ruled out router issues because my other wireless devices function just fine. 

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Hi everyone, The touchscreen of my idepad flex 14 stopped to work suddenly. I have upgraded to Windows 10 recently and  didn't have any problem but now the defect came up. I have checked the device manager and the HID compliant touch screen driver is there (Version from 2006) and seems to be ok. I have tried to upgrade the driver but Windows says that is the latest version. Is there a driver from Lenovo for the touchscreen device? I really would appreciate any help. Thanks,Mike   

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Hello,I am a bit lost with everything related to computers but since I get my lenovo is even worse!To sum up:- When connecting external memories (USB) the computer starts to swich on and off the access to the devices, making me impossible to work with them- The computer does not detect the SD cardsThe system is runing windows 8.1 (64b)Any idea??Thanks

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I have been using my Ideapad as both a laptop and a tablet and the hinge on the left side had started to crack and the screen is now leaning to the left. Is there any way I can fix this? I looked and it says the limited warranty I have doesn't cover this and I seem to not be able to get the Protection Plan either.

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