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Lenovo G480 unable to read SDHC card

Question: Lenovo G480 unable to read SDHC card

Hi I having an issue with my G480 unable to detect my SDHC card. I have install both drivers for my card reader from Support site but still unable to read my SDHC card even my camera can use the same SDHC.Any one have similar issue?













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Answer: Lenovo G480 unable to read SDHC card

hi mynorkin,

If you have the Lenovo G480 (type 2184 or 2688) as listed in this pdf data sheet, this doesn't support SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) as the card reader installed on these system is only a 2-in-1 reader which only supports MMC and Secure Digital Card,

As an alternative, you can get a USB Card Reader.


Edit: Added sample usb card reader.

Hope this helps.

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Hi All,

The SanDisk ultra 16 GB class 10 card that I use with my camera was working fine with my Lenovo Z50-70 (OS - Win 10) laptop till last week. One fine day it stopped reading the card and since then I have not been able to read the card transfer any files or pictures. The card works fine with other windows 7 laptops and my laptop is able to read other camera SD cards. Am at a fix here and I am wondering what can be the cause for concern here. I have formatted my Lenovo laptop and have reinstalled windows and its drivers from the Lenovo support site which obviously didn?t help. Any suggestions would be welcome.

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Hi All,

The SanDisk ultra 16 GB class 10 card that I use with my camera was working fine with my Lenovo Z50-70 (OS - Win 10) laptop till last week. One fine day it stopped reading the card and since then I have not been able to read the card transfer any files or pictures. The card works fine with other windows 7 laptops and my laptop is able to read other camera SD cards. Am at a fix here and I am wondering what can be the cause for concern here. I have formatted my Lenovo laptop and have reinstalled windows and its drivers from the Lenovo support site which obviously didn?t help. Any suggestions would be welcome.

Answer:Unable to read SDHC card in windows 10 laptop

I have a Lenovo B575 and my Card Reader stopped working as well. I fixed it by downloading an updated Win 10 driver directly from Realtek; however, I would check for an updated Lenovo driver first (which you may already have done).

good luck,

aardvark

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I am unable to read my Sandisk Ultra SDHC 8GB camera card with my Sony Vaio VGN-AR21S laptop with XP Professional XP3 Media Centre Edition.

I thought the laptop should have a card reader slot but I cannot find one and when I tried the card with a USB adaptor it was not recognised.

Can anyone help please?

Thanks
 

Answer:Unable to read my Sandisk Ultra SDHC 8GB camera card

Found the following on the Sandisk website.

Other options you can use to read files on your SDHC card
If your computer's card reader is not SDHC compatible, you have 3 options available:

1. You can connect your camera (or other device) that works with SDHC to your computer using a USB cable that came with the camera. You should be able to transfer files to the computer this way.

2. You can contact your computer manufacturer to see if they have a free firmware update for your model that will make it SDHC compatible

3. You can buy inexpensive SanDisk SDHC card readers that will connect to your computer's USB port. Click to expand...

http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/d...sion/L3RpbWUvMTQzNTQwNTQwOC9zaWQvMjU1cGRYcG0=
 

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I got an 8gb micro sdHC card filled up using the adapter, with music, which plays fine.

Before I received this cheap us>microSD adapter I asked the seller if it read HC cards. They said no. It's just a cheap chinese adapter on ebay so there isn't much info on it at all. It's write up didn't say anything about HC capabilities.

Like I mentioned, I was able to use it to load up an 8gb sdHC card.

Does this mean that it will probably also work with a 32gb sdHC card? Is there a size limit that the 8gb card didn't exceed?

If yes, I'd like to buy more now because I don't think these will hold up to much use.

Thanks
 

Answer:Can My Usb>microsd Adapter Read Sdhc If It Fills An 8gb Sdhc Card? Seller Says It Won't.

I found the same item elsewhere on ebay which mentions that it recognizes up to 32gb, which is what I needed.

So....I suppose there are quite a few adapters out there labelled only SD but will in fact read up to at least 32 SDHC cards.

I think going over 32gb cards might require additional capabilities.
 

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sdhc card stopped reading cardIt work fine last week, now it asks to format card. Read fine on digital camera.

Answer:my sdhc card won't read. I used to read just fine.

Throw card away & buy a new one. They wear out eventually and the camera is more tolerant of a worn card than Windows is.

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Hi, I have two Lenovo Twist that read SD card perfectly but just wont read 8GB SDHC.I've updated the driver and the card does show up in  Device Manager, however nithing comes up on File Explorer. Any suggestions? Thanks 

Answer:Thinkpad Twist unable to read SDHC?

Hello,
 
I have had no problems reading SDHC and SDXC cards my ThinkPad Twist S230u.  I am using the Lenovo factory install of Windows 8, upgraded to Windows 8.1, with the latest drivers installed via the ThinkVantage System Update software.
 
Regards,
 
Aryeh Goretsky
 

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Hi,My memory card reader can not read the SDHC card bigger than 1G. Is it possible to update or what should I do.Thank you

Answer:SDHC card cannot be read

Hi, Many older machines can only read much smaller (capacity) cards. Please try one oollowing card readers         http://www.officeworks.com.au/shop/officeworks/c/technology/hard-drives-data-storage/card-readers Regards.

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The SDHC Card reader of my HP Envy 17 TS Notebook does not detect/read/write any card.I have updated all the drivers.The device manager shows a warning:  "This device cannot start. (Code 10)The request is not supported.Device PCISTOR\Disk&Ven_RSPER&Prod_RTS5208LUN0&Rev_1.00\0000 was migrated.Last Device Instance Id: PCISTOR\DISK&VEN_REALSIL&PROD_RTS5208LUN0&REV_1.00\0000Class Guid: {4D36E967-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}Location Path:Migration Rank: 0xF00000000000F100Present: false" I tried to disable/enable the reader but no luck. The reader was working fine in Windows 8.1 with the same card: Sandisk 32 Gb  Extreme plus. Please Help!Thank you. 

Answer:Hp Envy 17 touchscreen SDHC Card reader do not read card in ...

@YoannFromParis, Hello and thanks for posting on the HP support forums.  When dealing with the issues from doing an update to Windows 10 there are a few things that may work to fix the issue. First thing to try is running the Windows Update Troubleshooter. The next step is to run the HP BIOS recovery to reload the BIOS to see if it will sync up with the operating system. HP Notebook PCs - Restoring the BIOS And if this fails to fix the problem, if you did the update to Windows 10 you can do the stand alone installation to see if it fixes any conflict. Download Windows 10 The other option is to roll back to the previous operating system until new updates get released by Microsoft and then uploaded on the HP support page for your notebook. Please let me know how things go.  Thanks again for posting and have a great day.

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I had Vista installed on my Acer  5610z laptop and I was able to read my SDHC card, I now have XP and when i put in the SDHC card in the internal card raader nothing happens. I downloaded the drivers from Acer website for XP card reader and still nothing. I know the card reader is capable of reading the SDHC card, because it was working with Windows Vista. I tried everything and still nothing. Anyone have an idea or suggestion.

Answer:SDHC card reader will not read card in XP, but it did in Vista?? Any idea?

Maybe if you told us the make and model of your card reader and whether it is internal or external, instead of putting all your question in the title and just a sad smiley where the information should be, you might get an answer.

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Hello everyone,

I'm having trouble with my laptop. It's an ASUS laptop running on Windows 8.1. I've had this computer for about a year now and have had no trouble before with having it pick up whatever SD cards that I insert into the port. However, a few weeks ago, I noticed that it will no longer read SD cards at all. When I updated to Windows 8.1 about 3-4 days ago, nothing changed. Cards still will not be read. I've tried 4 different SD cards before and after I undated windows. I've also tested the SD cards on other computers to make sure that the cards themselves were not faulty. {Which they are not. They are perfectly fine on other computers.} I've snooped through Disk Management on my windows and the SD cards will not show up on the list.

I'm hoping to get some help with this problem. Thanks in advance.

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SANDISK ULTRA 2 SD/HC 4GB Memory Card wont open on my windows xp but a 2gb card will, it also runs/opens on my friends laptop windows 7 ive tried to upgrade drive but no luck im getting rather peed off with it now as i need to get images and video content off the card as im a paranormal investigator and need these images to report on, please help me please x

Answer:My XP PC will only read 2GB SD memory card & not 4GB SDHC

If it runs on your friends laptop why not get the images while it works there.

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I have a small little card reader on the front of my laptop,
previously it's been able to read my card,
now it doesn't read it, well it kind of does but if I click to open it
it says to insert a card, it shows in My Computer but I can't access it
if I put any of my other cards in then they're read fine
i've even used other adapters and tried moving the card
but it doesn't work, also today for some unknown reason
there's now a pin on the card when it's in my phone
it has no un/lock slider on this card it seems the phone has randomly pinned it
I can't reformat it, it has stuff on there I can never get back
is there any way to fix the problem?

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Hello,

I own a Toshiba laptop of Qosmio F-50-series.

As I connected a SANDISK SDHC-Card 4 GB to my laptop there was no reaction of recognizing the new media.
No new driveletter nothing.

Can you help me?

Yours Starmind/Thomas

Answer:Qosmio F50 cannot read the SDHC card 4 GB

Hi

The card reader supports the SD cards 8MB-2GB and SDHC cards 4GB-16GB.
Therefore your card should be recognized without any big troubles.

Did you insert it correctly?

Try also to remove the card reader from the device manager and then reboot the notebook. After the Windows has booted again, the card reader should be recognized as new device. Then try to insert the CDHC card again

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Hi.

I recently upgraded my Windows Vista 32 into a Windows 7 Ultimate. I'm not very tech savvy so I can't tell you details unless informed on how to. It's a Toshiba Satellite

Sorry, back to the topic, I have an SDHC card, and it worked fine, but I left it alone for a month or so and now I've tried to use it, and it won't read, and now my computer keeps making the sound as if I have inserted the card or a usb device into the computer. DO you think an upgrade may have messed with my computer?

Answer:Windows 7 SDHC Card not being read.

Welcome to SevenForums.

Since the upgrade to windows 7 might have not find any drivers during the process, i'll suggest you to go on the manufacturer site, searching for your computer model and see if there's any.

PS: Be more detailled about your laptop model, there's plenty of Toshiba Satellite!

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Lenovo staff Mr Tam and Mr Leung of Hong Kong Lenovo Support Centre (telephone number 25163919) stated that Ideapad S205 cannot read SDHC cards.  They said that, according to the user guide, S205 can only read old models of SD cards.  Please confirm whether it is true or not.
 
Moderator note; full name of Lenovo employee edited in accordance with the forum guidelines

Answer:S205 cannot read SDHC card

i can confirm that.6-in-1 card reader (sd/sd pro/mmc/ms/ms-pro/xd)

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Any ideas why the 4GB SDHC might not be recognized by my computer? Might it be too large for my old HP Pavillion a320n?
 

Answer:Computer will not read 4GB SDHC card

It might be. Quite a few things won't read the SDHC cards. I'd consider looking for a card reader, maybe one that fits in a drive bay (floppy or cd) if you don't want anything external.
 

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my t430s cannot read 16GB SDHC card i use in my camera. Card is formatted as FAT32. To further check the ricoh card reader i tried putting a 4GB SDHC card and it was able to read that, so I am assuming it is driver issue that I would like to be fixed since the card reader is advertized as SDXC compatible so it doesn't make sense for it not being able to read a 16 GB SDHC card.I have tried installing the latest driver for it from lenovo support site and windows said newest drivers are already installed.













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Answer:T430s card reader cannot read 16 GB SDHC card

upon further testing, I tested it with another 16 GB SDHC card and it was able to read it. the only difference between 2 cards is class spec.unable to read: Patriot LX Series 16 GB Class 10 SDHC Flash Memory Card PSF16GSDHC10able to read: CoreMicro 16GB Class 4 microSDHC Memory Card (With SD Adapter) I know the patriot card is fine as my camera and 4 years old laptop is able to read/write to it without any problem

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When I put my SDHC sandisk card in my laptop slot marked (SD/MMC-MS/PRO) it doesn't read it. My partner has a similar laptop with the same slot as mine and the SDHC card reads in hers perfectly. Any Ideas?

Answer:My SDHC card won't read in my laptop card slot.

have a read here certain high speed cards will not read in the earlier card readers.
SDHC card readers

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I am running a Lenovo Y510 with XP. The SD card reader seems to work just fine for standard SD cards but when i insert my new SDHC (4 gig ) card it does nothing. Are their plans to update the Lenovo Card Reader Driver for XP to support this new SDHC format?    

Answer:SD Card Reader can't read new SDHC format

Dinitrii, welcome to the forum, I'm not sure this is a Lenovo card reader problem, more a Windows XP problem; please see this thread.

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Hi,
I own a Satellite P200-1JY, my OS is windows 7, and I can't read SDHC card, but only SD card.
On the same PC under windows XP I was able to read SDHC card!
So I should have a driver problem?

Thanks for you help.

Answer:Satellite P200-1JY and Win7 - SDHC card cannot be read

Hi

First of all I have checked your user manual of Satellite P200 and it supports the following SD card types:
-SD up to 2GB
-SDHC: 4GB

Are you using such SD cards or with more capacity?

If you use such supported cards I would try updating the card reader driver. You can try the Flash Media Driver for Vista that you can get on the official Toshiba page.
Check this!!!

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hi all

After i installed windows 7 32bit on my laptop, it doesnt want to read my sdhc card.
And it did when i had Vista on.

Can anyone help what to do?

Thanks a lot:

Adry

Answer:Re: Satellite A200-1N7 does not read SDHC card using Win 7 32bit

Hi

Did you install the card reader driver?
Did you notice an unknown device in device manager?

Please check the Toshiba European drive page for the card reader driver!
Satellite A200-1N7 belongs to the PSAE3E series?
I found the card reader driver for Vista 64bit?
Usually Vista driver should work on Win 7 OS too?

If this will not work, then try the drivers released for A500 or L500 series!

Greets

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Portege R 500 does not read SDHC cards in the SD slot. Normal SD cards can be read without problems. Manual states, that SDHC cards can be read. in different forums it is stated, that SDHC cards up to 16 GB work without problems. I have already downloeded and installed the most recent version of SD utilities, unfortunately without success.

Answer:Portege R500: SDHC Card cannot be read in SD slot

Hi

I found out that you can use the 2GB SD cards and 8GB SDHC cards.

I don?t know why you are not able to use you SDHC card but I would recommend removing the SD slot from the device manager and after new reboot to reinstall the driver from the Toshiba European driver page.

But wait;
Did you use Windows XP?
If yes, did you install SP2 and this MS patch?

[Hotfix for Windows XP that adds support for SDHC cards that have a capacity of more than 4 GB|http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=934428]


Please check this firstly. Maybe it solves your issue!

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  my lenovo g480 comes with a nvidia geforce gt 630m 2gb when i run games like left 4 dead 2 and dragon nest i get an average temp of 85-95 degree celciusmaximum reading of 96 degrees.....i fear that my laptop will be cooked man... please help me solve thiseven when its idle its around 60 degrees.....

Answer:lenovo g480 graphic card heat problem

Hi and welcome to the communityI advice you to clean the fans and the heat sink fins very thouruoghly. I myself clean them every six months.





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Hey all.  I just bought a Thinkpad Advanced Dock for my T61 and it's pretty much replaced my old desktop system.  The only problem I'm having with it is that the card reader in the dock won't read SDHC cards.  It'll read SD cards fine, but doesn't do anything for SDHC cards.  My T61 will read SDHC cards, which I use as a readyboost drive, but I'd rather use the card reader built into the dock for it.  I've looked for updated drivers, but apparantly the dock doesn't have drivers, according to the Lenovo site's Drivers section.  Any help?   Now all I have to do is wait to get a video card to replace the crappy Intel x3100 in my T61...  Any recommendations on a better one than the one Lenovo recommends? I've heard good things about the PowerColor AX6570 and ATI Radeon HD 4670.  There are Youtube videos of it in an Advanced Dock, playing Crysis 2 at roughly 30fps.  Personally I'd lean more towards the Powercolor, but that's just me.  Thanks in advance. System Specs:Lenovo T61 6465-01U6GB RamWindows 7 Home Premium x64Thinkpad Advanced Dock Note: I hope this is the right section to post this.  I figured since it was T61 related, it might belong here.  Sorry if it doesn't.

Answer:Thinkpad Advanced Dock won't read SDHC cards? & Video Card Recommendation?

Hello,
 
If you have heard that the PowerColor AX6570 or the ATI Radeon HD 4670 works in the ThinkPad Advanced Dock, then I would recommend going with that, as finding a low-profile single-slot video card that fits into the dock and works in it may be difficult.
 
Given the era in which the ThinkPad Advanced Dock was designed, it may only support SD cards via the card reader.  I would  suggest attaching an SDHC card reader via one of the USB ports, or perhaps via the CardBus or ExpressCard ports, if those aren't being used.
 
Regards,
 
Aryeh Goretsky

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I upgraded my T500 (2242-CTO) to W7-64 and have installed most if not all drivers. Have installed the two drivers: 7kss73ww.exe & 7kss55ww.exe - Ricoh 4-1 multi cardreader Device manager shows Ricoh MemStick controller, Ricoh SD/MMC Host controller, and Ricoh xD Card Cont.  All devices working properly. I have inserted a 16GB SDHC and a 32 GB SDHC. No activity is observed. The device is not recognized and doesnt show up in the Computer Device list.. I don't have a 4 GB or less card to test regular SD card. Any and all help is appreciated. Thank you.

Answer:T500 W7-64 unable to see SDHC card device

hey Retaking,you could try uninstalling one of the the drivers and then test your SDHC card again ,then install the driver that was previously uninstalled and uninstall the one that was used previously.





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Hi I have a lenovo R61 notebook and it has a card reader built into it.Trying to read the following card on this notebook, but it is not recognized.sandisk ultra 8gb 15mb/s sdhc Image of the card:- http://drh2.img.digitalriver.com/DRHM/Storefront/Company/sandiskus/images/product/detail/SDSDRH-008G... Can some one give steps on how I can read this card from my notebook? ThanksSwati

Answer:SDHC card not recognized by Lenovo R61 type 7733

what OS are you using, if you are using XP pro then there maybe an update that you need from microsoft to make the card reader see the SDHC cards.  http://forums.lenovo.com/lnv/board/message?board.id=T_Series_Thinkpads&message.id=11016&query.id=347... have a look at this board, there is a link to the update.  

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I almost purchased a 'Class 4,' 4 GB, SDHC (SD Flash Card) this evening,but refrained, as I was not sure if the 6(?)-in-1 card readerwithin my Lenovo 3000 Y410 was able to accommodate a SDHC card properly.Wikipedia entry about SDHC -
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secure_Digital_card#SDHCPlease adviseTriRycheMod edit: Made link clickable
Message Edited by Mark_Lenovo on 01-07-2008 04:42 PMMessage Edited by Mark_Lenovo on 01-07-2008 04:43 PM

Answer:Lenovo 3000 Y410 - Built-in Card Reader SDHC compatible?

The following link indicates that the SDHC logo would be listed if the Y410 supports:http://www.steves-digicams.com/pdf/sdhc.pdf The Lenovo site carries an official listing of the 6 formats the 6in1 reader supports:http://www5.pc.ibm.com/us/me.nsf/webdocs-L/Personal+Systems+Reference:Lenovo+3000+Notebooks:English/... As you can see SDHC is not listed. So it seems you are out of luck.





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Nowhere in the documentation, web site is any info about what kind of controller and hence what size SD cards this model is supporting.Even Lenovo tech support doesn't know that info!I am really hesitant to buy a SDXC card of +32GB only to find out it supports on SDHC cards, thus limited to 32GB... thanks for any useful info, Ralf

Answer:What kind of SD card controller is in a Lenovo IdeaPad 120S-11AIP? SDHC or SDXC compatible?

Hi ITWorxLA,
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
As per system overview :
IO port: Memory card slot (SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC)
 
Platform specification:
One microSD Card slot, supports up to 2TB
 
Usually there would be stickers on the box or laptop to indicate the format it also supports.
You can try to find/borrow  a spare 32GB SDXC to test first before purchase.
 
Hope this helps answer your query.
 
Regards

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Pls help, trying to update the Nvidia and etc. drivers.  

Answer:G480 - How to tell if mine is G480 (2184) or G480 (2688)

Hi and welcome to the communityPersonal Systems Reference (PSREF) sheets  could be handy at this point. Please refer to it for getting accurae details.





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Dear All,

A brandnew VERBATIM 8GB Micro SDHC Card is only recognized as 1GB in my T130 / WIN 7 - funny enough: A brandnew SANDISC 8G SDHC Card is recognized as 8GB
Anything I can do here to use the VERBATIM Card ?

Any Feedback is much appreciated

Ciao Gerhard

Answer:Re: 8GB Verbatim Micro SDHC card recognized as 1GB Micro SDHC Card

Where did you buy that 8GB SD Card? Are you sure it's genuine?

If you got it from eBay or similar, it may be a fake SD Card that is physically 1GB but reformatted and re-badged as 8GB.

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this is my 2nd sdhc memory card i had bought so far, first one was sdhc 4 and this on is sdhc 2, i thought sdhc 4 is too new for my computer, which my computer has been 5 years old, so i went to best buy for sdhc 2, but my computer still can't read both of them, it reads sd memory card without HD on it, i checked hp site, there has no update for it. i have hp media center 7060n.
 

Answer:Solved: won't read sdhc MC

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My G480 boots to the "Lenovo" screen and moves no more. It picks the empty optical drive but never moves to the hard disk.  Also, I put a clean install Win 10 disc in the drive and the G480 picks and sees the disc, appears to read but still does not move off of the Lenovo screen. This is a vanillia g480.  There is an additional 4 gig of memory bringing the on-board memory to 8 Gig.  But the system has been working for years with this mem. Also, I pulled the main battery and held the On/Off button in for 30 seconds and the failure continues. I did swap the memory around to see if that made a diffeerence but it did not. Other than using "F2" to get to the BIOS settings, is there another method to use that would force a bypass of the BIOS and move into a maintanence mode? One earlier problem that I had was that the optical disc drive kept dropping into the "hidden" mode and the drive would not work until it became seen again. Don Any suggestions greatley appreciated.

Answer:Lenovo g480 Stays on Lenovo screen

Hi donfarr , 
 
 
Greetings. 
 
I was thinking of the integrity of the harddrive itself . 
Would it still be detected in the BIOS System information under General tab?
 
Have you tried reseating the harddrive itself ? ( remove harddrive and put it back in ) 
Testing it on another pc or even to run diagnostics to it by having it slaved on another harddrive enclosure can help isolate the issue.
 
After reseating the harddrive , you may go back to the BIOS and load default then save and exit. 
 
Update us how it goes . 
 
 
Regards
 
 

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Greetings. Newbie to forum here. I have been using a PNY Optima SDHC 8GB card with my Canon 60D for about 10 months with no problems. Today I downloaded photos onto my pc, put the card back in my camera to reformat and use again today at a shoot, and camera says, "No Card in Camera". I took the 8 GB card out, put a smaller card in, camera reads it fine. Put the 8GB card back in my pc, pc reads it fine.
Is there an average lifespan for these cards?

Thanks
 

Answer:Canon 60D will not read PNY Optima SDHC 8GB

Hi

There should not be a short lifespan to solid state media but their will be some issues with the contacts on the card as they can wear out over time and large usage.

I feel that this maybe a formatting issue, so while I would normally state only format the cards in the camera of use, what I would try in your case is to format the card via your PC (what Windows version you using BTW) then re-format in the camera.

Also a small trick I learned while working for Kodak is to use an eraser to clean the cards contacts as they maybe dirty, but this may not be the case as the card reads in the PC ok but still worth a try.
 

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Hi All,

Have a windows 7 desktop pc and all of a sudden my pc wont read sdhc cards.
I have read to disable the sdhc host but when my card readers are plugged in i cant see anything that says "sdhc host" but did disable and then reenable the card reader itself.
I also read about uninstall of generic sd/mmc usb device but that did not fix the problem also.
I have been having an issue where when i reset my pc it sits at "Marvel adaptor init 88se61xx" for a few minutes then loads so not sure if that is effecting the sdhc cards.
Hoping someone can help me.

Cheers

Answer:Cant Read SDHC cards anymore

If you can get your hands on anotther
card reader try that.

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Hi The problem is that my T520 is not able to recognize a Kingston SDHC (SD10V) I have no problems reading the SDHC in other devices (Camera and MacBook). I also have no problems reading other SDHC cards in my T520, have though only tried Class 4 and Class 6 cards. Does the T520 have problems reading Class 10 cards?I would like to know this before we go and buy other Class 10 cards. We have tried with 2 different SD10V cards in 2 different T520's with the same result. /Jens

Answer:T520 not able to read Kingston 8 GB SDHC

Have you tried updating the drivers for the card reader?  I would make sure you are running the most recent version.

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Unable to read sd/ card , in the sd slot or through the usb port adapter.
states something is wrong with search folder. can someone please help. I am running windows Vista. Any and all help would be appreciated.... Thank you. you can also reach me at [email protected]
Greg B

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When I put my camera's SD memory card into the card reader slot on my computer it no longer reads it.

I have an Acer desktop computer with Vista OS. It's not the memory card cuz I can read it on my wife's laptop. I can read the card when its in the camera and camera is hooked up to desktop via USB cable. Everything I google says to check the device manager but when I do that it does not even show the slots for the card.

Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Unable to read SD card

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Question: Lenovo g480 OKR

Hi Guys,i have Lenovo 480, initially it came with windows 7 home basic , after i created two partitions and i formatted theos and installed win 8.1 then again i came back to windows 7 home basic,  am trying to restore my oem os of win 7 home basic through OKR  by clicking System Recovery after that it asks to do you want to reboot your computer into system recovery environment?? if am selecting Yes system gets reboot but not in recovery mode simply windows starting mode  plz help me to how to recover my OEM!!!!!!! and if i check inside of my computer -> manage -> disk management it shows like this what to DO?????













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Answer:Lenovo g480 OKR

hi poovarasan,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
Can you try the following:
1. Open a command prompt as administrator and type the following:
  diskpart
  list disk
  sel disk 0 (where disk 0 is the G480 HDD)
  list part
  sel part 4 (where partition 4 is the OEM partition)
  set id=07 (this will unhide the OneKey Recovery partition)
 
- Link to picture
 
If successful, you will see an additional drive on 'My Computer' and you can now browser the files of the OEM partition. If the files are still intact, go back to the command prompt and type set id=12 to hide again the partition and try to trigger the OneKey Recovery again by pressing the OKR button.
 
If the OKR partition is still unresponsive, it's likely that the partition structure is corrupted. If possible, try creating a recoverry disc using this method.
 
If you can't create a recovery disc anymore, I'm afraid you will need to contact lenovo on how to go about getting a factory recovery disc.
 
Support phone list
 
 
Regards

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I've had a time of it with Hardware and Software support trying to get an answer and hope someone here might have had the same issue. I've had a H405 7723-1AU  for about three weeks now. I've been using SD and MicroSD cards in the Media Reader with no problems. I popped in a brand new Transcend SDHC 16GB (Class 10) card today and it doesn't get recognized. I've installed the Realtek USB driver from the disk - it previously had the MS generic driver - to 6.1.7600.30116 3/12/2010 but it still doesn't work. The machine "acts like" it's going to read (well, the hard drive light show a lot of activity when it's inserted) but then it just sits there... To test the card I hooked up my 5+ year old SanDisk USB reader and it reads all the cards; SD, MicroSD with SD adapter, and SDHC just fine... slow transfer though. Lenovo Software Support thinks it's a bad Media Reader, and of course, Lenovo Warranty thinks it's a driver issue. Any ideas from an experienced user? Thanks in advance!

Answer:H405 Media Reader won't read SDHC

hey tpillars,since both generic driver and the Realtek that came with the disc did not work, could you go to this link and try this driver > http://consumersupport.lenovo.com/us/en/DriversDownloads/drivers_show_3869.htmlalso try this too >> http://consumersupport.lenovo.com/us/en/DriversDownloads/drivers_show_3870.html





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Hi,

last year I have bought a Satellite L40 Series and a Windows Vista was installed on it. I found everything worked properly.

Since I found that Windows Vista is kinda slower than XP, I downgraded it into Windows XP and I installed manually all drivers. Everything works well until I found that I can read only SD-card with the Ricoh Card Reader on my laptop. With Windows Vista it could read SD and SDHC.

Since all of my files saved in SDHC, I really want to solve this matter.

I detected on the computer that my card reader hardware is :

Ricoh Memory Stick Host controller (1.0.2.5)
Ricoh MMC Host COntroller (1.0.0.9)
Ricoh XD Picture Card Host Controller (1.00.02.08 / 6.0.1.13)

The questions are :
1. Can the card reader read SDHC with Windows XP platform?
2. If yes, what should I do with it? Maybe I have to install a new driver? (If yes, where can I find it?)

Thank you for your concern. I am really glad if you can help me to solve this matter.

Best regards,
Jenny

Answer:Satellite L40 - Can't read SDHC cards with Windows XP?

Hi

Can you notice yellow exclamation mark in device manager?

Normally the Satellite L40 can read SDHC cards up to 8GB so my question is have you tried different brands of SDHC cards?
I have good experience with Kingston and SanDisk cards.

Furthermore you should check the Toshiba website for an update of the card reader:
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com => Support & Downloads => Download Drivers

Last but not least have you installed all Service Packs and Updates for Windows?

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i received the GP20N as a free gift included in my purchase of U460problem here is1. Windows 7 cant detect anything from the burner,i plugged in both usb ports which i can open the disk tray2. booting into bios and it cant see anything either.im trying to do a clean install of windows 7 which involves trying to boot from the burner itself  anybody has the same experience as me?thanks.

Answer:Unable to read lenovo portable usb burner GP20N from my U460

maybe device is broken, have you tested it on another computer?

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after downloading an adobe plug-in for adobe connect my notebook blinked and went into a blue screen and into and enldess reboot loop. i have tried everything and anything but I have not been able to boot it from a usb drive, cd or any other way, everything I have tried will also end in the enldess reboot loop. the blue screen error I get is UNOUNTABLE VOLUME ERROR before my computer goes into the black lenovo screen and then back to the blue screen. I need help please!!!!

Answer:g480 bsod and unable to boot

There are a few causes and not many of them bode well. First, go into the BIOS and check what setting the SATA controller is set on, ATA or AHCI . Set it to the other one and see if it will boot. If it still does not switch it back. Second, have you been messing around with RAID Settings? Third, open up the computer and make sure that the harddrive is seated properly. You may need to remove it and then reinstall it. If it has a short jumper cable, make sure both ends are reseated. Fourth, this is where it gets bad. Check the three steps above. Going on past this requires another computer and a special cable to connect the harddrive to another computer thru a USB port. They are about $30 or so. If the steps above do not do the trick I will give you a link to the cable.

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Cannot launch dolby home theater after window 10 upgrade for my g480 laptop. anyone can help? cant find driver on the Lenovo website
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 













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Answer:G480 - Cannot launch Dolby Home Theater after Windows 10 upgrade for g480

Dear Sir Welcome to Lenovo Community There is no driver for windows 10 for your machine but lets try 2 ways, first of all try to install the driver of windows 8.1 it may help ( find it below ) :http://support.lenovo.com/eg/en/products/Laptops-and-netbooks/Lenovo-G-Series-laptops/Lenovo-G480-No...or try the same driver compatible with windows 10 from the below link of Driver identifier ( when you open the link will ask you for your name & email, you can use fake ones then next page choose non commercial use then download from the first link , hope this gonna work with you,http://www.driveridentifier.com/scan/download_file.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fcdgenp01.csd.toshiba.com%2Fc... if its not working so the best solution is to go back to the previous windows version waiting for your reply Best Of Luck

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How would I know if the battery is fully charged when my laptop is turned off? 













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Answer:Lenovo G480 indicator.

Hi gbmercado,
 
Thanks for posting and Welcome to Lenovo Comuunity,
 
sorry but while laptop is turned off you can't check if the battery fully charged or not
you need to power it on to check
 
hope the information helps
 
Regards,
Ayman
 
 

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Hello, I wanted to ask something: can I upgrade my CPU on my lenovo G480? And in case of a positive answer, which CPU's are compatible with it? Also, I bought an 8gb RAM, and installed it on my notebook, and it says that I have 12 GB of ram, but I read somewhere else that I can only have 8 GB of ram on my notebook... this means that what the system says is a lie and thus I still can only use 4gb of ram of the 12 that it shows? Thanks in advance.

Answer:Upgrade CPU and RAM on Lenovo G480

Hi Snipercat94,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
As per the query we understood that you are looking for CPU & memory up-gradation for your Lenovo G480.
 
Yes, you can up-grade the processor and the list is available in Hardware Maintenance Manual you can check it on page 101.
 
It is good to know that G480 is detecting 12 GB of RAM, and as per the OS it is showing 4 GB RAM that means you system is having 32bit Operating System, suggest you to install 64bit Operating System.
 
Hope this helps.
 
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar





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Hello, I was looking to upgrade my memory but I had trouble locating the second RAM slot on my laptop. I only found one when I opened it up. Does it only have one slot or did I just miss it? Thank you!

Answer:Lenovo G480 RAM slot

If there is only one DIMM Slot, that is the only one. There is no other location.
 
 

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Hi, I have G480 with dual core celeron inside, could it be upgraded to Core i3, and could the Intel HD graphics be upgraded too? How many DIMM slot this type has? Thank you,













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Answer:Lenovo G480 CPU Upgrade

Hi oncen,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
If you'll Check your system's Maintenance Manual, you'll find this list as Compatible CPU for you system

 
All these including your current CPU are Pin Grid Array (Socket G2) Removable which will look like this

 
About your Graphics it is CPU integrated so replacing the CPU will change the Graphics on your system
 
® Core? i3-2370M processor (2 cores / 4 threads, 2.40GHz, 3MB cache),
DDR3 memory controller (up to 1333MHz), integrated Intel HD Graphics 3000
 
 ®i5-3210M processor (2 cores / 4 threads, 2.50 GHz, 3MB cache),
DDR3 memory controller (up to 1600MHz), Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 (up to 3.10GHz),
integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000
 
® Celeron® B820 processor (2 cores / 2 threads, 1.70GHz, 2MB cache),
DDR3 memory controller (up to 1333MHz), integrated Intel HD Graphics
 
 
Hope this helps,
Cheers!





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Hi, I just bought Lenovo G480(dual core cpu, nvidia 610m gpu, 2gb RAM) Im wondering if i could upgrade those parts cause im more of a gamer.Is this possible for my laptop? Thanks and Best Regards.

Answer:Can i upgrade my cpu, gpu and ram? im using lenovo g480.

CPU yes, GPU no, RAM yes. But Lenovo don't allow for user upgrades on the CPU. If you have warranty then this may void the warranty.

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So, here is the problem; On my laptop when suddenly it just turned off. I tried to turn it back on, but it starts for about two seconds and makes the sound as if I held down the power button and then turns off.I have already tried:disconnecting everything and holding down the power button for 30 seconds and 1 minute then turning it back on.Turing it on while only using the charger for a battery source.Shining a light on the screen to see if there is anything that comes on in the background... not a thing.My charges says on the back:AC/DC ADAPTERMODEL: PA-1900-56LCLENOVO P/N:36001652INPUT: 100-240V~1.5A (1,5A)50-60HzOUTPUT: 20V [then it has a long line, with three dots under it] 4.5A(4,5A) [then some diagram with a plus and a minus sign]CAUTION: For use with Information Technology Equipment Only Then the rest isn't in English. The reason why this is a suspect to the murder of my laptop is because i got it two days ago, and it was plugged in when this started happening.Any suggestions?

Answer:My Lenovo G480 won't turn on

hi Ccrooks,
 
Thank you for Using Lenovo Community Forums!
 
Is this a replacement AC charger already?
This Ac is meant for Y series but it has the right input/output properties so this Ac could not harm your computer.
 
Have you tried Plugging this in to other Power outlet and this AC has a Removable Power cord (The cord that plugs to the wall) if you have other devices there that has a power cord that fits you can try that also.
 
Check when you use the battery and plug the AC in, your computer should have an indicator if its charging even if the computer is OFF
 
Last if you have other laptop AC that has this same Output: (20V) (3.25A or 4.5A)  and same +/- polarity icon
 like this:Try if it will be able to power you System.
 
In case you have to Purchase a new one the get any of these AC from:
www.lenovospareparts.com or from thirdparty resellers
 

36001651
LITEON PA-1650-56LC ADAPTER
 
36001929
DELTA ADP-65KH BD 20V/3.25A ADAPTER
 
36001943
CHICONYCPA-A065 20V3.25A ADAPTER(330PF)
 

 
 
Hope this helps,





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Hello; Recently I bought Lenovo G480 I3, intel hd graphics 3000, 2gig memory,500gig hardisk. I just wordering of this unit because on manual said 2 ( ram )memory slots, 1 hdmi, 4 usb slots but when I'd examine the unit, there's no hdmi slot, only 3 usb slot, only 1 RAM slot. any comments is realY appreciated. thanks 

Answer:Question About Lenovo G480 i3

and another question why the bios of this unit is no setting for sharing a RAM to graphics card, no option at all

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Hello.I have recently encountered a problem with my computer's touchpad. It originally came with the newest ElanTech driver. This was a little buggy so I switched to Synaptics. So far that has not done me any justice.Here is what I am looking for:-Windows 8 gestures-The ability to enable and disable palm check and touch check (or to not have that feature at all)-Click both of the physical buttons at once-The ability to enable and disable the touch-click featureThanks!

Answer:Lenovo G480 touchpad

Hi Ccrooks,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to hear that the Touchpad features are not working as expected in the ElanTech for G480 Laptop, as per your information the Synaptics driver is installed and supports only limited functionality.
 
The Synaptics can support below features, also here are the steps to get into the Synaptics Device settings:
 

Cilck on Winkey+R key to get into Run window and then type Control Mouse to get into Mouse Properties.

Select Device settings and then again on Settings option to enter Synaptics device configuration.

 
Here are the features that are compatible with Synapthics:

Windows 8 Feature like Pinch to Zoom and scrolling will work with this driver.
You can adjust touch sensitivity in ?Sensitivity? section as shown in screen-shot below. Moving the slider towards ?Heavy Touch? means you need to press touch pad with more greater force for performing a pointing device function.

Clicking both Physical Touchpad buttons is not compatible feature in Synaptic.
 Tapping feature can be Enabled or Disabled by clicking on "Tapping" and check the box "Enable Touchpad Tapping"

Hope this helps!!!
 
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar






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lenovo G480 laptop asked me how to install win xp.few days before his win xp (Sp3) with raster image BootCD 10.4 to boot Windows Xp computer to automatically shut down and restart the installation was not.I also try to install win xp (sp2) after finishing the blinds BootCD 10.4 and the win xp setup to be as esay driver update driver with the membrane off the backI look forward to helping people from Viet Nam english is not good to blame people wish to ignore fears

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Hey, IM KimCaiWanted to ask Why my FN Button not working from (F4-F6), Numlock & Scroll Lock Also Not WORKINGWhat Should i do? Cause sometimes i rlly need those , but it was not working.Any ANSWER that may be worked, Ill Thanks to em Regards, Thanks.Kmc 

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good day to all! please help me... my fn+f5 key is not working. I cannot use my laptop's wireless functions. please help me... Thank you.

Answer:lenovo G480 : my fn+f5 is not working

hi Cloud07,
 
Welcome to the Lenovo Community.
 
If pressing Fn+F5 doesn't turn ON/OFF the Wireless Radio, try to do the following:
 
1. Uninstall the Lenovo Energy Management and reboot.
2. Download and install the Energy Management file below according to your operating system and reboot after the installation.
 
Windows 8 32 bit / 64 bit            Windows 7 32 bit / 64 bit
Lenovo Energy Management       Lenovo Energy Managementem8.0.2.5.exe                           cagt26ww.exe45.4MB                                     21.2MB
 
3. Try to press Fn+F5 and see if you can now detect any wireless networks.(on some models, there's a physical wifi switch on the front or side of the PC, check if you have this switch and make sure it's ON).
4. If the same problem occurs, open Device Manager (click start > type Device Manager) and make sure you see the wireless module under Network Adapters on the Device Manager. To refresh the wlan module, right click on the wireless adapter and choose "uninstall" (don't delete the driver).  After unin... Read more

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As this title hinted toward, I have found a new charging method. I was thinking about solar energy, irresistible for a nerd of my magnitude. I was wondering if you guys have any thoughts on this product that I found in the internet.Go to the product on newegg.comDose this even work for my G480?Do I need additional accessories to make this work?Is this even worth buying?Is there a better one out there for under $100?Feedback would be helpful.Thanks!

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Hi,
Do you know if the Satellite 2450-114 windows XP home supports reading SDHC with the latest drivers, and the max capacity supported?

Thanks

Yann

Answer:Can Satellite 2450-114 read SDHC with the latest drivers?

Hi

The Satellite 2450-114 is an oldie and in my opinion it would not support the SDHC card even using latest drivers? why?
Because the card support does not depends on software/driver but this is a simple hardware limitation (card reader)

Therefore I would recommend using an external USB card reader? such readers are not expensive and easy in use?

Greets

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I have Lenovo 3000 N200 laptop which has a multy card reader, but I wonder if it is capable of reading and writing those latest SDHC cards?I am planning to buy a such card for a HD-camcorder.

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I recently upgraded to Windows 10 when installing a new Samsung SSD 850 EVO 500GB and now my internal SD card reader which I think is a Ricoh will not work when I insert a SD above 4GB, it works for smaller cards.  I have tried installing the drivers from the Lenovo KB and my Windows Troubleshooter says all drivers for that device are up to date.  One thing that I have noticed is that when I insert the card the Ricoh device pops up, but also responds with an uninstalled PCI Serial Port.  I do not know what device this is, but it doesn't show up unless an SDHC card is inserted and remains after I take it out, but when I do a restart it has disappeared and it is not there if I insert a 4gb SD card first.  Another thing I have noticed is that the card does pop up in the Disk Management utility, but it is unreadable.  I have checked the card on cameras and a friend's computer and know that it works and is not corrupted.  See pics below and the PCI serial port ID # and you can see my frustration... hopefully someone can help fix this issue, I need to read SDHCs for work all the time and would prefer not to have to buy a peripheral device to do the job...    

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Does Satelitte A300-1G5 support SDHC Class 6/4 memory cards?

I've tried to search this over the internet and in the Users's Manual and it specifies SD cards but no SDHC.
Also, I've read other Satelitte A300 answers on SDHC saying that it can be read.

Will my model read it too?

Answer:Does Satellite A300-1G5 read SDHC Class 6/4 cards?

Hi dude

The Satellite A300-1G5 series supports the cards from type:
- SD Card - 8MB-2GB
- SDHC Card - 4GB-16GB
- xD picture card - 16MB-2GB
- Memory Stick - 8MB-256MB
- Memory Stick Pro - 256MB-2GB
- MultiMediaCard - 8MB-2GB
- miniSD (with adapter) - 32MB-2GB
- microSD (with adapter) - 512MB-4GB
- Memory Stick Pro Duo(with adapter) - 256MB-4GB

As you can see there is no limitation in SDHC card type but in the card size.
Hope this helps you.

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Dear all,

My U500-18k stops read SD card. When SD card is inserted Windows explorer show SD icon, but when I'm clicking on the icon, getting the message "Please insert a disk into SD (J)". I tried to read SDHC 8Gb cards. The cards are certainly working. With MMC and XD card reader works well,
I reinstalled SD utilities and Richon card controller driver. This doesn't fix the problem. OS Win 7 x64. Any ideas?

Thank you.
Rytis

Answer:Satellite Pro U500-18k cannot read SDHC 8Gb cards anymore

Do you use this SDHC 8GB card for the first time?
Have you noticed the same situation using different SD cards?

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I just tried to replace the WiFi card on my Lenovo Yoga 2 13 with one that supports 5GHz, when I boot up I receive an "Unauthorized network card." Seems like there is a built-in whitelist that is preventing this. Is there an EASY way around this?

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Hello guys, I am having trouble finding the application for wireless connection of my G480 with model 20156. The one indicated in the website is not functioning. I haven't tried other applications yet for the camera. Also, I cannot view my screen when connected to a projector. Any advice would be highly appreaciated. Thank you. Best Regards,TIN

Answer:G480 unable to install wireless connection

Hi Fernandezkris,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
I?m sorry to hear about the situation, please let me know if there is any error message while installing the Software or the driver in your computer.
 
Hope to hear back soon
 
Best Regards
Shiva Kumar





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Hello again, Lenovo community!I have installed a driver for my touchpad from this website: http://www.station-drivers.com/page/elantech.htmIt fixed the problem that I had on this forum: http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-3000-and-Essential/Having-trouble-with-TouchCheck/td-p/1048827Now that you are all caught up, My problem is that I cannot click two buttons at once on the touchpad. This is a very handy thing that would be very helpful if I had.So my questions to you all are these: Is there another driver that I need and if so, where is that? Or, Do I need to configure some settings?

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hello, im having trouble with my notebook, after upgrading it to windows 8.1 64bit, i can't use my webcam, and there is no imaging device under the device manager, i tried to installing the driver Camera Driver (Bison, Liteon, Chicony) from support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/lenovo-g-series-laptops/lenovo-g480-notebook, there are no driver for OS windows 8.1, so i tried with the OS windows 8 version, in the middle of installation, after extracting package, and hitting install button, nothing happen, i've waiting for couple of minute, there are no signs that this process is start, or done. and try to restart it, hope the drivers is installed, but still no change 

Answer:Lenovo G480 webcam not working

I also have this kind of problem, before the camera is working but when i reformatted my laptop now its not working. i checked at the device manager but it says that it is fully installed

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Hi Good day! Newbie here. I just bought my new laptop Lenovo G480 with pre-installed operating system of Windows 7 starter.Now, I upgrade my windows 7 starter  to windows 7 home premium and not doing the clean install.What happen is i use the windows upgrade anytime, copy the product key that i saw in the web and paste it to the upgrade anytime. The product key that i copied failed. So what I did is, I restart it, and when it boot up the windows is already upgrading to windows 7 home premium. After the setup, I copied the activation key for the product key that I copied and  windows upgrade anytime accepted it. Now my windows 7 home premium says is it is activated and genuine.Take note that I disabled the automatic update, as I'm afraid that microsoft might detect that my windows is not genuine. Before i did the upgrade, i made a backup system with the use of onekey rescue system and save the backup to my built-in hard disk drive. Now that I'm in win7 home premium, if I press the onekey rescue system button, will I get back to my previous os which is win7 starter without activating it? because I also don't have activation key for it, as i bought the laptop with pre-installed os. Can you guys please advise me what to do?I am really scared right now, I know I'm stupid and I don't want to waste my money because of what I've done. Reply will be truly appreciated. Thanks.  

Answer:HELP!!! on Lenovo G480 Model Name: 20156

I'm sorry I used the one key recovery to backup my system and saved it to my built-in hard disk drive.

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Hello,I have a Lenovo G480 (20165), and my built-in Web-Cam is not working.When I enable it by pressing Fn+Esc the little light by the Web-Cam turns on, then shuts off after a second.So I downloaded the Lenovo Easy Capture, and when I open the software, I get a message saying "Failed To Open Camera".And when I turn on my laptop, the little light comes on for a short moment, then the light shuts off.I don't know what to do, It's a brand-new laptop and I've never been able to get the Web-Cam to work, not even on Skype.I would REALLY appreciate the help. Thank you!

Answer:Web-Cam does not work on Lenovo G480, PLEAS HELP!!

Have you installed camera drivers from the us support site? Try reinstalling themWin 7http://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles/0qca12ww.exehttp://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles/0lca12ww.exeWin 8http://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles/0qca08w8.exehttp://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles/0lca11w8.exe





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Dear Lenovo: Good day; my lenovo model is G480, I customized partition of the Hard disk into 2. When I try to boot from bios setting it does not go, and also it does not go to boot menu. How can I install a new operating system. Please give me some instruction. Thanks Best Regards;Silvino

Answer:cannot go to bios setting Lenovo G480

hi Silvino,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
If you're trying to access the BIOS via the F2 but won't work, can you try to turn off the machine, press the Onekey Recovery (Novo) button and check if you get a menu to access the BIOS.
   - Link to picture
 
If that doesn't work, you may want to consider these steps:
1. Remove the HDD and try to access the BIOS via the F2 or OneKey Recovery (Novo) menu
2. Flash the BIOS to v97:
 
Summary of changes:
Fix issue: BIOS and boot menu can't be accessd after windows recovery
 
 
Let me know if the above steps works for you.
 
Regards

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Hello everyone! I came here because I wanted to increase my dedicated video ram (VRAM) in my lenovo g480. Acording to what I have read, the laptom has I think only 32mb of dedicated RAM, and wanted to increase that value a bit more. I have already tried to see into my BIOS settings, but unlike other BIOS I have seen, there's no option for change the amount of VRAM avilable. So I wanted to know, is there ANY way I can change the VRAM, either by using comand prompts, programs, BIOS modification, etc? If not, I have to say that I'm very disappointed on the lack of control Lenovo gives to the user of their own computers. PS: I have 12 gb of ram, an intel i7 3612 QM with intel HD4000 integrated graphics card, and windows 8.1 single language. 

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Hello, I have a Lenovo G480 Notebook running a windows 7 operating system. I left it on hibernate for more than 12 hours. The next time I tried to boot it up it failed. The LED light is on, the fan is not working, and the screen was just black.I tried booting it up on a battery alone and on AC charger alone and with both. Same result for all:-LED light on-fan not spinnig-black screenWhen i connect the battery and tried pressing on the power button to turn it off and on again, the LED light will only turn off for about a second and turn on again with the screen still black and fan not running.I also tried taking off the battery and the cord and press the power button for 30 seconds replace the battery and cord. Same result. I did the same again but only with the cord connected and still same result.I used the recovery button and it booted up however the fan is still not working. It took me to a screen where i have to choose 4 optionsBoot normally, bios setup and 2 more options.I chose boot normally and it said "resuming windows" then I got to my desktop screen.After about 5 minutes it started rebooting by itself 2-3 times before it started normally again, it got me to my desktop screen and still the fan is not working. I quickly made an account here and typed this.Please help me identify and fix the problem. Thank you.EDIT: i checked and the fan is now running. How can i avoid this problem in the future? Thanks

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Dear All,  Greetings Some days ago my laptop's screen got a bit darker on right side. Now its more dark & it looks like different. Its pixels also show different colour. On an external monitor gives a perfect picture. But LCD has problem. Please help..!! Lenovo G480 and graphic adapter is of Nvidia. Regards  

Answer:Lenovo G480 lcd darker on right side.

hi hm_khawaja,
 
Welcome to the Lenovo Forums.
 
If you boot into the BIOS (F2) and you still see that one side of the LCD is darker than usual then your conclusion about the LCD being the problem is correct as the backlight on that corner is most likely malfunctioning.
 
If the unit's still under warranty, I recommend that you contact lenovo and report the issue. Otherwise, you may need to replace the entire LED screen.
 
See page 106 of the HMM for a list of compatible LCD panels
- Link to picture
 
Item:
http://www.laptopscreen.com/English/model/IBM-Lenovo/FRU~18200156/

 

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hi, i'm emmanuel, and i have a lenovo g480 whit the processor intel core2duo B980, and i want change this CPU by a Intel core i5 3210M, but i have problems with the driver intel hd 4000. TDR_VIDEO_FAILURE(igdkmd64.sys)*(blue screen)* the lenovo G480 (for venezuela) support this cpu (Intel Core i5 3210M)? i need help! 

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Hi, I have clone my HDD to a SSD and formatted the old HDD. Now the problem is that I can use One Key Recovery but it won't restore to initial backup nor from user backup even if i put back the old hard disk that i formatted and recover using acronis. Can someone help me please and tell me which steps should i take. Thank you.

Answer:Lenovo G480 One key recovery not working

hi Darkflare86,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
Were you able to boot to WIndows through the Cloned SSD?
 
It is known that the OKR will not work on a cloned SSD,
OKR identify the Driver Parttion through IDs
 
If you will need to REstart through the factory Settings.
Im afraid you'll need to Order Recovery CD's
 
Call SUpport ffrom your location and ask how to get the discs.
http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/supportphonelist_alt1
 
Hope this helps
Cheers!





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I just have a problem with my Lenovo G480windows 8 - 64 bit  whenever I open my laptop I always use arrow keys first to start the program after I press the keysthen it will suddenly load. but if I'm not going to press those keysit remains as LENOVOno response and waiting for nothing   I don't know what was happening the normal is,,, whenever I will open my laptopstartup will be in automatic... Please do help with this problem I do much have problems with Lenovo laptop,I am so sad it is just 7 month old and not often use

Answer:Startup problem - lenovo G480

Hi hotairdragon,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
Can you try these steps!
 
Remove AC and Battery,
  Hold the Power Button down for 15 Seconds,
  Reconnect the AC only
  Turn the system on and start hitting F2  as soon as you power it on
   You will be seeing a Setup utility page
   Hit F9 for load default set up    / Enter for YES
   Hit F10 for Saving and exit / Enter for yes
 
Once the system restarted see if it works
 
Regards
Solid Cruver





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Hai everyone,                  I want to partition my hard disc.Currently it has 750 GB storage space  comprising of only 2drives.I want to increasethe number of drives from 2 to 4 or 5.How can i do it..?I am using windows 7 Home basic

Answer:Disc partition in lenovo G480

Using third Party disc partitioning software can make your system un-usable, as the hard drive has a maximum capacity of 4 Primary partitions (primary partitions are those from which windows can boot from) making 5+ partitions would convert all of them to logical hence causing the main drive (Disk C) to no longer boot. I would suggest you not to do this





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good morning, I just bought a lenovo g480 3 days ago, when I install hardware driver Bluethoot not detected, if my laptop no software or drivers are not compatible Bluethoot?please help and solution

Answer:<ask> Lenovo G480 Bluethoot NOT DETECT

Hi Kucingkucingan,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to hear that the Bluetooth is not working in your G480 Laptop, please locate the Machine Type of the computer to download the exact drivers, and below is the link to locate the Machine Type of the computer and the download link to search the driver:
 

How to find the Serial Number (S/N) and Type of your computer

Drivers Downloads:
 

Support Drivers & Software downloads

NOTE: Please click on "Select Product" then in "QUICK PATH" enter the model no. as G480 select the exact model.
 
Hope this helps!!!
 
Do post us back if the issue still persists.
 
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar






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I adjusted the partitions of my lenovo g480 and accidentally deleted the hidden partitions. I restarted and the laptop just boots up with a blank screen. I tried pressing the novo button and the selection menu shows up. Whatever I select on the popup (normal startup, bios setup, boot menu, system recovery), nothing happens; and all I'm left is a blank screen. I tried connecting the laptop into an external display and still nothing shows up in the external display. I tried removing the battery and the 30s power button pressing, and it didn't work. Need this laptop for work. Hard disk when used in another computer the files are still there.

Answer:Lenovo laptop not booting up (G480)

hi RZPogi,
 
After removing the AC adapter, battery, and HDD, can you try to hold the power button for 20secs to remove residual power again on the machine. When finished, plug the AC adapter only then power up the machine and try accessing the BIOS via the F2 key or Novo button..
 
If successful, hit F9 to load defaults and hit F10 to save and exit. On another machine, connect the HDD and  backup your files then format it. When finished, put back the HDD on the G480 and boot from a Win7 installer via the F12 key to reinstall Windows 7.
 
Guide:
How to Create a Bootable Windows 7 Installation USB Flash Drive
How to Create a Windows 7 Universal Installation Disc
 
Note:
if the G480 came preloaded with Win7 Home Premium 64bit, reinstalling this same OS will automatically find the product key that's embedded in the motherboard and will activate your copy of Windows.
 
If the above steps doesn't help then there's likely a problem with the BIOS and needs to be reflashed. I would recommend you check these authorized service centers and report the issue:
 
Service Provider List (Philippines)
 
edit:
added links
 
 
Regards

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I have installed the drivers from ASUS and Yesterday Win 7, 64 bit said in was successful at installing the built in reader. MacAfee finally looked at it and said it found no problems with the Card in the built in Reader. Seven will not show it, so I cannot access my pictures I took that morning. WHAT CAN I DO??? MARTY.... edited by moderator: removed email address

Answer:why does my Asus laptop X54C no longer read my SDHC Cards?

If McAfee can see the card I guess windows does too? It shows the card but no pictures? Can you view the pictures when the card is in the camera?

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Does anyone know if this model with Windows XP home SP3 can read SDHC cards in particular 8GB or 16GB SD cards?

Or does anyone know if there is a driver update or firmwire update that will allow this card reader to read these types of cards

thanks

Answer:Satellite M110 PSMBOA - Does it read 8GB or 16GB SDHC cards

Hi

What does the user manual said?
Did you check this?

For me it looks like Toshiba Australian notebook series.
I searched in the manual which I?ve found on the Toshiba Australian page and it says that these cards are supported:

*SD* 8MB, 16MB, 32MB, 64MB, 128MB, 256MB, 512MB, 1GB, 2GB
*MMC* 8MB, 16MB, 32MB, 64MB, 128MB, 256MB, 512MB, 1GB
*MS* 8MB, 16MB, 32MB, 64MB, 128MB
*MS Pro* 256MB, 512MB, 1GB, 2GB, 4GB
*xD* 16MB, 32MB, 64MB, 128MB, 256MB, 512MB, 1GB, 2GB

As you see the SDHC cards are NOT supported.

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Hello, I got Lenovo G480 on Thursday 24 Oct 20120  as gift from my friend who bought in GITEX. It was working fine. On Friday, when I login it was giving an option to optimize my booting time... I selected to optimze and it restarted! then optimization screen appears but stuck somehwere... I restarted the system but it just stuck .... I tried to use one key restore solution but no help! Finally decided to reinstall the windows... I use custom mode and it shows single HDD as unallocated space. I tried to create partition but it is giving an error that partition cannot be created. Additionally, windows installation also shows that this disk can't be used for installation due to following error: 'Windows cannot be installed to this disk. This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure the disk's controller is enabled in the computer's BIOS menu.' Any clue? It might seems I can't contact local support center as it bought from outside country ..













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Answer:G480 unable to install windows / create partition

Hi and welcome to the communityPlease check the sata mode in the bios configuration tab and try switching modes. Ensure it is set to AHCI. Just to clarify,do you have a msata ssd installed in your laptop. And something else try removing the hdd and insert it again. Also load defaults in the bios menu.





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If it does, what do I need to do to get it works?

Answer:Dose Z60m's 3-in-1 card reader support 4GB Class4 SDHC card?

If you are using the XP you would need to download an update. But the card reader works with SDHC card. 

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hi, my latop (lenovo g480, windows 8) hang into black screen after installation of updates, i tried to switch it to safe mode by shift+F8 funtion,still it will go back to black screen, i tried to recover the files but message show that the c/ was corrupt and agin back to black screen. please help me, i dont know what to do, i need my laptop asap.

Answer:lenovo g480 black screen after updates

Hi Jobe12,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to hear that your G480 Laptop is not booting to Windows and displaying black screen, I suggest you to perform the Flee-Power and BIOS reset. Below are the steps to check and resolve the issue:
 

Remove the battery and any other peripheral device connected to the computer.
Hold the power button for 10-15 seconds and then connect only the AC Adapter and try to turn ON the computer.
If the issue persists even after performing Flee Power then resetting BIOS to its defaults should resolve the issue
Now to access BIOS menu press the NOVO button which is located beside the power button after turning OFF the computer.
Then select the BIOS utility option to enter BIOS.
To reset the BIOS to its defaults click on ?F9? Key and select YES.
Now click on ?F10? Key to save the changes that are done in BIOS, the computer should automatically restart. Please check if the issue persists.

Hope this helps!!!
 
Do post us back if the issue still persists.
 
Best Regards

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Hello, I've got a Lenovo g480 laptop that has the following issue: When i turn On the laptop with the battery inside the socket and the charger connected, everything works fine for the first 10 minutes. But then around the 15 minute mark, i notice that the battery icon on the lower left side is running out. And no charger icon.  Plus the charger is very hot when you touch it. But if i turn on the pc with the charger only, it can keep on working indefinitely, the charger is hot, but not that much. When i use a fully charged battery, it can last about 2:30 hours. I am not sure if its a battery issue, or a charger issue.  Help is appreciated.

Answer:Lenovo G480 Battery or Charger Issue

Hi Lorenzo1990,                           
                                              
Welcome to Lenovo Community!        
                                                                                                                       
As per the query we understood that you are facing the issue with your system battery and adapter not working.
 
Please perform a power drain by disconnecting all the external devices connected to the system, even a adapter and shut down the system.
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Hello, We purchased 3x G480's a few years ago, for our staff in the Philippines.I have got one of these laptops now myself to use for travel.It was running Windows 7 Home x32.I did the free upgrade to Windows 10, and then did a clean install to Windows 10 x64.It is working great, no issues using the standard drivers that Windows 10 came with. It was like a new computer! I noticed that the BIOS was version 40, and I saw that there was a version 96 and version 97 on the support.lenovo.com site for my laptop. Both had x32 and x64 options, but did state Windows 8. On other laptops, the windows does not really matter for bios upgrades, as they are not specifically linked, so I didnt think it was an issue. I used the version 97 first, but it failed saying "ERROR 255 - TDK library initialization failed!".So I tried the version 96, and that worked. It is now running the later bios. I however noticed that there is no display to push F2 to enter the bios anymore. There is no bios terminal printing on startup, and it now just shows Lenovo screen and a scrolling circle, all the way up to the Windows Welcome screen. The startup time is much slower also. And its chewing through the battery! The battery use to last 4 hours on Windows 7 Home and after the Windows 10 upgrade, but since the bios upgrade I am lucky to get 1h from it. I tried again to install version 97 to see if that would improve things, however I get the same error.So I tried to roll back to version 40, us... Read more

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my LCD screen brightness doesn't change when i press Fn key+  up or down. also in the control panel where there is screen brightness adjustment. it does not work. i want to dim it.

Answer:G480 lenovo brightness doesn't change

hi jedmobida
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community
 
  I see you already tried the Lenovo Energy management to no avail
as an addition, Can you try this step.
Try to download and install this driver then shutdown your computer
Intel Chipset Driver 0qah04ww.exe2.48MB
 
Once your computer is off turn it back on then Keep on tapping f2 to Open BIOS Set up utility
Hit F9 for reloading BIOS defaults then hit F10 to Save and Exit.
-when your computer powered on go back to Control panel and check if the Brightness adjustment will work
 
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So my dad bought me this lenovo g480 back in 2013 which i am currently still using. Last year, I got into Linux and then thought why not dual boot Kali Linux into my laptop. So I downloaded the Linux image and I was so excited to install it. So I needed to disable secure boot from the UEFI Firmware Settings, but for a whole month I tried every single method I could find online to get into UEFI (holding/tapping esc/f1-f12, etc.) I restored my laptop to factory settings but I still can't get it to enter UEFI settings. Its been a year now and I still can't get it enter no matter what I try.
 
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i had upgraded to window 10 Pro quite a while ago and found out that my start up of my laptop is taking more that 5 minutes. i had disabled few apps but it didnt help. Can anyone advise on what i can do to reduce the start up time?

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 hello lenovo , i have some bad problems here . when i open my laptop , its always says in strap up logo lenovo blink always in startup logo ...  how to fix this ?  i always try and try to click f8 , or f2 .. but always loading in startup lenovo logo .. please reply i need you ..

Answer:I have some problem , please help me lenovo g480 always in start up logo

hi depper,
 
Sorry to hear what happened,
 
The first thing that will show up on your computer is the Lenovo LOGO,
    You said that when you have that page it is as far as it goes and that screen is blinking?
 
Try Removing the AC adapter and battery,
           Hold the power button down for at least 15sec. 
                    Then REconnect just the AC adapter and try turning it on.
 
You can also try Pressing F12 when you turn on the computer and check if a boot menu will show then select your HDD.
 
Let me know your findings...
Regards
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ok so i have a lenovo g480 and when i press the power button the screen goes black for about 5 minutes after that a white line show up at the top left of the screen then after a minute a screen shows up and has 2 options which is boot menu and app menu. how do i fix this i have tried everything i tried removing the battery and plugging it again still not fixed I've restarter a lot of times and still nothing is happening please help guys.message edited by RafaelNacario

Answer:Lenovo G480 laptop startup problem

See if the ideas here help:https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo...I'm assuming your boot menu is showing these same options. If not let us know what it is showing (not sure what you mean by app menu). It's possibly a HD failure.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanksmessage edited by Derek

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Hi Guys,  I've been using lenovo u330  core2duo t6600 for 6 years with windows 7 ultimate and  recently my friend gave me his Lenovo G480 i5 3230m with no hard disk.  So  a few days ago I decided to buy 500 GB Hitachi harddisk and installing windows 7 on it (with the same DVD installation that I used for u330). The progress went well, so I continue with installing drivers for g480, but my laptop suddenly turns off. There's no warning's and BSOD, just completely turn off. I press the power button, the laptop turned on and log in successfully, but again, after 1-2 hours it's suddenly turn off.For the past three days I've been trying reinstalling with some different ways1. Swipe the RAM card with U330 2. Swipe the hard disk3. Installing windows 7 with out g480 drivers4. Change SATA controling mode  from "AHCI"  to "Compatible"5. Disabling and enabling UEFI boot6. use MBR format for harddisk before installing windows  but the problem still happens,I have read in other articles that said  this problem can happen because laptop temperature is too high, g480 running on temperature 36-41 Celcius, it is considered  too hot? (my u300 running on temperature 41-60 C and working fine)I also considered it's caused by hardware problems, but i'm not sure, my friend said it never happen before, (though he never uses it for six month's)  can anyone help me?thanks before  






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Answer:Lenovo G480 suddenly turn off repeatedly

hi ferdian,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
From your observation, it does look like there's an internal component that's failing causing the machine to shutdown.
 
Can you consider running a diagnostic test on the machine using the following:
  - Lenovo Diagnostic Solutions (see Quick Tests)
 
Other Diagnostic Tools:
HDD:
 - HD Tune
 - http://www.hdtune.com/faq_1.html
 
Memory:
- Memtest86+
- RAM - Test with Memtest86+
 
GPU:
- OCCT
- Test NVIDIA/AMD Performance with OCCT
 
 
Regards

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hello , I have the G480 and i connected in a gigabit networkBut the card  Qualcomm Atheros AR8162/8166/8168 , When i check the network settings show me that work in 100mbps , the network and cables are gigabit I try to change the setting in card in speed & duplex , but there have only 10 and 100 , not 1000 !!!as pic >> http://i.imgur.com/lQQQsdg.jpg Already  update the drivers but I have the same problem Kindly help Regards,Yod

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