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Ideapad Z500 fan doesnt work

Question: Ideapad Z500 fan doesnt work

For some reason my fan stopped working, it kept doing this really annoying hum but didnt do anything.Using the dust removal got it going but the noise was still there.sometimes the noise is gone and dust removal doesnt give the noise eithertried shaking the laptop and didnt hear any loose bitsthis just happened out of nowhere.idk if using the dust removal 3-4 times a day for the past week or so had anything to do with it...

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Answer: Ideapad Z500 fan doesnt work

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I'm so mad, because I really like this function on my notebook but I can't find a solution. The panel works, the problem is that if I click on it, the sound of music or film doesn't change. 
 
Please help meeeeeeee 
 
 
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can anyone help me abouts this. ?I have z500 and w10 my synaptic mousepad doesnt open or close with fn + f6 other fn keys work, but this doesnt i try a lot of things in other topics but it doesnt change anything.

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Hi I have
Lenovo z500
windows 8
driver Realtek HD audio manager 6.0.1.6798
and my internal microphone doesn´t work
 
Link to image
 
I checked microphone properties - Levels and everything is on 100%, nothing is muted. But still microphone doen´t recognize any voices. I was trying shout but nothing. 
Please help me, I am desperate.
Thank you very much for any advises
 
 
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Answer:lenovo z500 built-in mic doesnt work

hi tynej,
 
Welcome to the Lenovo Forums.
 
If you have already adjusted the microphone level / boost and you don't get any volume fluctuation when you try to record via sound recorder or skype then you may have a bad microphone connection.
 
What you can try is to:
 
1. Boot into the BIOS (press F2 during boot-up) and restore factory defaults by pressing F9 and F10 to save the settings. This will clear the cmos settings and re-initialize the hardware devices attached.
 
2. Try to install Ubuntu via Wubi to isolate if it's an OS issue (optional - can be uninstalled afterwards)
 
3. Try a USB microphone / headset. If this works, you may need to contact lenovo for service.
 
 
Hope this helps.

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Hi all! I have a really frustrating problem.I tried to upgarde to windows 10 and got tons of drivers issues. then downgraded to win 8.1 and still my ELAN Touchpad's driver isnt working. ElanTech's software isnt working, and all of the extra actions doesnt work either. Tried to uninstall and reinstall the driver and still doesnt work. even tried to make a fresh start and did a complete wipe and installing a fresh Windows 8.1 and stil DOEST WORK!! Please HELP!!!

Answer:Z500 touch- Elan Touchpad's driver doesnt work

Have you tried One Key Recovery?

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Good morning,  a few hours ago I accidentally spilled some water on the keyboard of my Lenovo Z500 Touch. The PC was going with battery only, not connected with adapter. I cleaned the water immediately. I turned it off, only turned it on a couple of times to see if everything was ok. Now (about 6 hours from the accident) most keys of the keyboard do not work. I turned the pc upside down, hope it is only some water left within the keys and now I'm waiting that the water dries.  any other advice? Thank you













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Answer:spilled some water on keyboard keys do not work Ideapad Z500

tonight I'll unmount the keyboard and dry it using a hair drier, gently and slowly to not warm it too much. I've read that this does not disrupt the warranty as tha keyboard is a changeable part.  Any advice?

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Hi,my hotkeys usualy works perefectnow i came back from work pulled the laptop out (Z500 ideapad)the F buttens doesent do the functions (Example: when i press F4 i get to the shutdown menu, or Shutting down screens of windows i use)how ever Fn+Space does turn the keyboards light on, so i guess there is no problem with the Functions but maybe when my girlfriend used the computer she accidently changes somthing?any suggenstions?

Answer:Hotkeys problem - doesent work (suddenly) Z500 ideapad

bump? anyone?

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HelloLaptop Lenovo IdeaPad V580c (59-387366)Laptop Lenovo IdeaPad V580CA (59-381121)Laptop Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 (59-371606)there the video card nVidia GeForce GT 740M, 2 GB. What sort of Memory Bus Width? 64 or 128?What about Laptop Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E530 N4F76RT Black (http://shop.lenovo.ua/notebooks/Lenovo-ThinkPad-Edge-E530-N4F76RT.html#characteristics). What is Memory Bus Width?

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Hey,
 
Ive recently installed Windows 8. After upgrading my touchpad worked fine but without any gestures.
I've been looking through the web for answers to my questions but so far nothing worked. 
Im able to use the mouse and the buttons normally but im missing my 2 fingers scrolls and other gestures that Windows 8 feature. 
Ive tried installing the latest driver from Synaptics but when i go to settings all i get is Buttons (see picture)
Any thoughts?
 
Link to image
 
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Answer:ideapad z360 touchpad doesnt work all the way

The driver you are downloading from chinese site currently, try that.





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The internet connection keeps dropping constantly. It works fine on other devices and laptops, doesnt drop even once. But on this expensive laptop i can barely get it to work more than 5 mins. After that i have to disconnect and reconnect the connection. Please tell me how to make it work. I got the laptop two days ago, and if even a basic thing as wifi doesnt work on it Im thinking about returning this.

Answer:Ideapad y510p wifi doesnt work

I'd like to add that i have updated the wifi drivers to 15.0.8

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Hi, the only way i can shut down is to maintain the start button pushed 3 sec...I have this problem since my procedure of receving the new bios failed....I had this message of error..."acces refused to a ....file"..... since then my pc doesn't work so good.... thx for your help.... josipo

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When I play games the heat increase dramaticaly. I have installed OneKey Optimizer, so I can use the dust removal to increase the fan speed, it cools down the laptop, but it isnt practical.  I have not find other solution for this heat problem yet, other programs doesnt work. Please help.Windows 8.1 is installed on my laptop.Sorry for bad english, still learning.

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following the link on the top I found all the XP drivers for my netbook s10-3s, after installation, easy camera doesn't work. any idea about how to solve this? thanks













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Answer:Ideapad s10-3s XP easy camera drive doesnt work

have you tried to update drivers or re-install drivers?

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First let me show you the technical details. I have this laptop for 2 years and a half.? Im using this programm to track the temperature on my laptop.And i think what it shows is not healt.I have worries about cpu temperature, cuz it reaches 70 C and i feel the heat.My laptop gets warm very fast even when i dont use anything to put pressure on it.And lately my touchpad doesnt work well, and its slow at all. I mean i should press more than 3 or 4 times so it "catch" and evetually show me the command which i want to use.Do you think that if i use coolpad for my laptop, or its the thermal paste which has to be replaced with new one;My laptop hasnt been opened before.I would like to hear your advices.This is not the only problem which this laptop has but i noticed that wireless and battery problems are kind of common for Z510 series.Thank you for giving your time!   

Answer:Ideapad z 510 , heat problem,touch pad doesnt work...

First let me show you the technical details. I have this laptop for 2 years and a half.? Im using this programm to track the temperature on my laptop.And i think what it shows is not healt.I have worries about cpu temperature, cuz it reaches 70 C and i feel the heat.My laptop gets warm very fast even when i dont use anything to put pressure on it.And lately my touchpad doesnt work well, and its slow at all. I mean i should press more than 3 or 4 times so it "catch" and evetually show me the command which i want to use.Do you think that if i use coolpad for my laptop, or its the thermal paste which has to be replaced with new one;My laptop hasnt been opened before.I would like to hear your advices.This is not the only problem which this laptop has but i noticed that wireless and battery problems are kind of common for Z510 series.Thank you for giving your time!

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I can't access my camera.Skype doesnt see it and even Lenovo YouCam app doesnt and says that 'camera wasnt detected' all the time.In device manager the camera image has disappeared at all. What to do? Lenovo Ideapad Y580. Windows 8.1

Answer:My built in camera doesnt work anymore (Ideapad Y580 Win 8.1)

hi noelggg,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
Just to verify, is this Ideapad Y580 came with Win 8.1 or you upgraded it from a previous edition of Windows (i.e. Windows 8)?
 
if it was upgraded and the camera was working fine before the upgrade, it's possible that the camera drivers were not loaded properly. Try to:
1. install the Windows 8 Camera driver / Windows 7 Camera driver and see if "Imaging Devices" is displaying now under Device Manager. If it is, launch the Camera metro app and observe.
 
2. If the camera was working fine after Windows 8.1 upgrade and suddenly went missing, try to perform a System Restore to rule out any possible software changes to the system (i.e. via Windows Update).
 
3. If same problem, backup your important files and consider doing a Windows 8 Refresh / Windows 8 Reset.
 
If the camera is still missing, I recommend you contact lenovo for service.

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Hi I have a problem where my microphone do
doesnt actually work what it does when i try to talk anywhere ,such as a game or skype, is that it will playback all of my computer audio(Ex if im talking to someone on skype they will hear themselves instead of me) ive tried many things such as getting a sound card and messing around in the audio device setting in windows 10 but nothing seems to fix it. I am slowly losing hope. I am pretty sure this is a software problem but i cant seem to put my finger on what it is.
My computer specs:
Case:
Phantom 530
Motherboard:
MSI Gaming 5 z97
CPU:
I5-4790k
Ram:
16 Gigs of Kingston HyperX Fury Ram
Storage:
240 Gig Sandisk SSD
Generic 2 TB Toshiba 7200 RPM HDD
Optical Drive:
Generic (Rarely Use It)
-Peroxide
 

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hi !! hi! im very upset with the lenovo customer support, is poor and unuseful. this is the third time that i need to use the one key restore, to revive my computer, because for some reason, the laptop after some time suddenly starts to run very slow, and when i restart the laptop it doesn t start, and automatically starts a disk analysis, and lasts around 10 hours, and the most of the archives says are unreadable, and doesn t fix anything. this time, the one key recovery, and the other wiindows tools, doesn t works, i have tried with f8 and run all that i can to try to revive my laptop but nothing happens. is weird, and i dont know if is related with the instalation of the live 8 (program to record music), but the 3 times that i had to use the restore, i had instaled the live 8 some days before. and now im wondering if exists a tool or something like that, that i can use to revive my pc without losing my files?? thanks for read this!!! 

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I got my ideapad in 2010 and it has worked fine up until very recently. It started acting buggy and having boot problems so I did a factory reset using the one key button 3 days ago. I moved some pictures and videos over from an external and installed an antivirus and now it will not boot at all.When starting normally, it will say that startup repair is needed and before the repair screen comes up it will blue screen and shut down. The same goes for getting into safe mode. Immediately after loading files it will blue screen and shut down.I wasn't concerned until I tried to reset to factory settings. It will not load the recovery menu at all but stays on the cute leaf background (longest I've waited for a response is 15 minutes).Is there anything else I can do aside from finding a bootable windows disc and calling it a day?

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i havent done anything changing lately. but whenever i want to alt crtl delete to close off a web page that is stuck it doesnt go onto the thing anymore. when i goto cmd on run in start button it says this program is already being used. but when i type in command in run it goes on. are they the same things?

Answer:My Alt,crtl,delete Thing Doesnt Work And Cmd Doesnt Work?

Have you updated, and run your antivirus?Have you done any online virus scans?Have you run any Spyware/Malware programs?What Spyware/Malware programs do you use?Were there any error messages?If so, what was the exact error message?

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Question: Ideapad Z500 HDD

Hi All,I have a Z500 Ideapad, and would like to purchase a Samsung SSD drive, but i am unable to see compatability list for the SSD that i would like. I have ben advised by Samsung to ask Lenovo, if my laptop can support  SATA3 SSD. If more information is required, please let me know. Regards,Craig

Answer:Ideapad Z500 HDD

Page 26 states 7mm/9.5mm SATA drive. Why not call techsupport for details?

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Question: ideapad z500

i got ideapad z500 and its truning out to be a great disappointment to me... its battery life is poor and fans are always working like even i trun it on fan kicks in... i have read so many similar complients abt dis model but now i m clueless wht to do... if i cud change da laptop n get another lenovo thn which one i sud get??? i checked with alot of people before buying lenovo and everyone said its da best bt it didnt trun to be the best for me... m a student n its really hard to afford a laptop... help me...

Answer:ideapad z500

hi Safi2905,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
You might want to follow this thread and apply this battery firmware update to address the battery concerns. As for the fan kicking in at power up, this is most likely a thermal design to keep the laptop running cool - unless you're hearing rattling / grinding noise that might indicate a faulty fan, otherwise, this is normal.
 
If you're leaning towards a new lenovo unit to use mostly with MS Word/Excel and web surfing, check out the U Series / S series models (if you're a typist, check out the S300)
 
 
Regards

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I just recently got the Ideapad Z500 for my birthday and I loved it but there is one thing that is doing my head in and I wonder if there is a way to stop it or fix it. Basically the "i" key on my keyboard is super sensitive and I don't need to push it down, just slightly touching it types an "i" and means I keep accidentally typing an "i" just because I accidentally touched it. Does anyone have the same problem and do you know if there is a way of fixing it?!

Answer:I key on Ideapad z500

should also mention I don't know if this is a feature of the laptop considering the "i" is a commonly used key??

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Hello, I own a Lenovo W530 (Machine Type 2438).After installing Windows 10 the Lenovo Solution Center recommended a battery update, which I did, but didnt work. Since that I had some problems with my BIOS, but they stopped (re-enter date) . About two weeks ago, my battery was empty and my laptop crashed.When restarting it my display didn`t work any more. I thought that my display / display cable broke (i had reordered a display a week before due to stripes on my lcd caused by dumb cleaning).After the new display didnt work I noticed that one cable of the intern display connection broke:so I ordered a new intern display connection  After installing it, it didnt work too and I observed, that I can connect and work via an external monitor problemless, but when trying to "duplicate" the laptop screen to the monitor it stays black, as the display does... What do you recommend?  Best regards!

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Hello all! I am new here and I need your help so much. Earlier I had some problems with non working polish signs like ć, ź, ż, but that was BIOS problem and has be solved with the upgrade to 2.0 version. So now - like in the title - other issues are there.
1. I can change modes between wifi and flight one, but its indicator is still shine (in the flight mode too) and never gonna turn off.
2. I cant make upercase of "B" letter - shift works properly. I can write other letters uppercase.
3. Combination ctrl+alt+del doesnt work (Win8.1)

Thanks in advance for your help.

Greetings,
Damien

Answer:Satellite L50-B - wifi indicator doesnt turn off and doesnt work Uppercase B

Hello Damien

Really strange issues.
Do you use original preinstalled OS that you got with your machine?

I mean all listed issues are really strange and I would like to know if they exist for long period of time or have you noticed all of them few days ago. Especially issue with WLAN is a bit confusing.

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Hi, I am in the market for a new laptop and have narrowed my choices to the Sony Vaio S here http://bit.ly/TAPlYC with Windows 8 Pro and 1 year of support as perhaps the only upgrades and the IdeaPad z500s here http://lnv.gy/WtWizp . I am upset that Lenovo does not offer the 7200 rpm option for the hard drive nor a higher screen resoltion. I personally think the 1920 x 1080 on the Viao S is a bit too high, but the 1366x768 of the z500 is way way way too low in my opinion. I want to love lenovo because the community seems great, but the lack of upgrade options is troubling.  Also, a more general question: I am a web developer that does php/html/css editing/developing using a text editor (not heavy ones like Dreamweaver), watches netflix and listens to things like Spotify. Are the HD 4000 Graphics good enough for me? I know RAM is helpful here, but I like to buy my own RAM because it's fun hunting for it (thats why I dont need an 8GB lenovo option to buy) Any thoughts/advice? Thanks, James

Answer:IdeaPad Z500 - low specs?

hi James,

Welcome to the Lenovo Community.

If you're leaning to the Lenovo Z500, the built-in HD 4000 graphics will be good enough for any php/html programming (especially if you use editors) as this embedded graphics card is on par with the AMD Radeon HD 7520G (based on 3D benchmark).

The screen size though is something that can't be customized but the HDD, you can. If you want fast boot-up,and response time pf your programs you might wanna consider switching to SSD as it's 2-3 times faster than a regular HDD and you can get an enclosure to convert your HDD as an external drive or make your system a hyrid drive (SSD as primary, HDD as secondary, you will need this:
http://tinyurl.com/ckmn7no

You can find reviews here:
http://tinyurl.com/27v88ob

Hope this helps.

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Hi,I have z500 ideapad with 6 GB ram,1TB HDD and i5 processor...could you please tell me till which memry system will support...shall I upgrade to 12 GB8gb and 4 GB in two slotsPlease adviceThanks,Rajesh

Answer:Z500 ideapad RAM upgrade

hi Rajesh,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
From page 26 of the HMM, the Z500 can take up to:
 
Standard  Memory ? DDR3-1600/1333MHz SODIMM × 2 (max 16 GB)
 
A 12GB (8GB+4GB) upgrade is also feasible but if the machine came with 4GB (2GBx2), I would go for an 8GB(4GBx2) or 16GB (8GBx2) depending on your needs and workload.
 
More info:
Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 compatible upgrades - Crucial
Z500 Disassembly Guide (see FRU Videos)
 
Edit:
Added links
 
 
Regards

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please, ihave lenovo ideapad z500 and have aproblem with  win 7 in starting up it is very slow 

Answer:Lenovo ideaPad z500

Mahmoudarafat wrote:please, ihave lenovo ideapad z500 and have aproblem with  win 7 in starting up it is very slow Try the tweaks given in this link.

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I bought an Ideapad Z500 a year and a half ago with the following specs :-Core i7-3632QM 2.20ghz-6GB ram ddr3-Nvidia gt635m 2GB-Windows 8 enterprise 64bitis it possible to upgrade ram to 8 gigs and also upgrade the gpu to a Nvidia 645m or 740m or 840m or any better GPU.My friend have the same laptop but with a gt 740m 1GBAnd is it possible to make my laptop specs like the one belowBrandLenovoItem Weight2.2 KgProduct Dimensions51.4 x 33.6 x 8 cmBatteries:1 Nonstandard Battery batteries required. (included)Item model number59367151SeriesIdeapad Z500ColorDark ChocolateForm FactorPortableScreen Size15.6 inchesProcessor BrandIntelProcessor TypeCore i7Processor Speed2.2 GHzProcessor Count4RAM Size8 GBComputer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAMHard Drive Size1 TBGraphics Card DescriptionNvidia GeForce GT740Graphics RAM TypeVRAMGraphics Card Ram Size2 GB 

Answer:Ideapad Z500 Gpu upgrade

Hi abodialansi,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
This configuration with the RAM is OK
 
Based on the Datasheet of your model This can go to 8GB / 16GB
Ive highlighted the option you prefer with the RAM

 
About the Discrete NVIDIA GPU, Itis soldered to the Mainboard thus not letting any upgrade to it.
Upgrading the board means upgrading the whole Motherboard, which might not be preferred since it may only give you a minimal upgrade in terms of performance.
 
Hope this info helped
Cheers!





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Hi there, I am having issues trying to play sound through to my headphones, the sound either comes through the speakers and the headphones or I get no sound from the headphones and solely through the speakers when all I want is sound from the headphones!I have tried unistalling bluetooth from the device manager and updated the drivers etc etc but still no joy, please help is there any joy in an adapter for the jack socket as I get sound but only through both, the headphones do not show up anywhere so I can configure them either, its as if the laptop does not recognise them (oneil philips). Many Thanks

Answer:Z500 Ideapad help with headphones

Cheers for the replies...........................

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After windows 8.1 upgrade, pc won't sleep, automatically or when i press sleep it's the same thing, display goes off but leds and fan still works and after 3-4 minutes the pc completely turns off. I upgade all the drivers, i don't know what else to do. Please help me, Thank you 

Answer:ideapad z500 won't sleep

hi Vincenzo,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
Can you try turning on Hybrid Sleep and disabling fast start up
also try rolling back the Intel Hd graphics driver under device manager.
 
see if that will the issue will remain,
 
 
 
Regards
Solid Cruver





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HI,I want to know about the manufacturer of RAM of Z500 core i7 3rd Generation,I just got my laptop serviced at a local repairing store due to water damage, I have doubt that they might have replaced the Ram.CPU-Z shows manufacturer as "Hyundai Electronics":Any information will be appreciated.













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Answer:IdeaPad z500 Ram Manufacturer

Hi kamran123ali,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
That is pretty much correct.
 
Some Lenovo RAM are manufactured by Hynix Semiconductor (Hyundai Electronics)   
Part number starts with HMT
 
Hope this helps
Cheers!
 
 
 





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I've just changed my battery setting last week to optimize them, and at first the level kept at 60% as i thought it should be since i always keep the laptop with the plug, but after two days it lowered keeping at 59%, and today it lowered again staying at 58%, anyone knows why?   Thanks

Answer:Ideapad z500 battery

Try updating your battery firmware. Here is the link: http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS035310

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Hello,I am thinking about purchasing an Ideapad Z500 and I would like to ask, if there is an empty slot for a mSATA SSD? I could not find any Z500 model with an SSD. I will appreciate any help on this topic. Thanks 

Answer:Ideapad Z500 - mSATA SSD??

I had a look in mine... no msata connector. The empty space and the solder pads are there on the board, but NO connector It looks like that the control chip for the (optional) msata port is missing as well. Now ordered a bay for the optical drive, including converter from msata to 2.5" sata.

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I bought Lenovo Z500 1.3 year back. It started giving problems after the warranty got expired. First of all the Graphic card got crashed and now have issues with Keypad. This is very dissapointing .  

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Hi, I have an IdeaPad z500. I have been facing issues with the wireless connectivity. In my room, at the same place, sometimes I get full bars and the internet works fine. But on some days it shows just 1 bar and the internet doesn't work. This is random behavior.  I checked with the Intel Driver update, the wireless driver is updated. It's Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless-N 2230.  

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Hi all, I have an issue with my Lenovo Z500 touch. The USB 3.0 port on the left is not working. When I attach an external HDD, the HDD light is on, so it is powered, it is not seen by my pc.I have looked in the Device Manager and there's an error in the USB xHCI Compliant Host Controller. It says that the device cannot start. Tried to udate the driver, but it says that the driver is up to date. I have Windows 8.1. The other 2 USB 2.0 ports work fine. Any idea? Could be a driver problem? Here is the event in the Device manager: Device PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E31&SUBSYS_397717AA&REV_04\3&11583659&0&A0 had a problem starting.Driver Name: usbxhci.inf Thank you in advance. Michele

Answer:Ideapad z500 USB 3.0 not working

I uninstalled all the USB drivers, then rebooted. The Device Manager says that the USB controller works properly, however, the HDD is still not recognized.

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I have an Ideapad Z500 running Windows 8.1 pro but get many problems such as "Reset your Pc not working "Insert Media Some files are missing. Your windows installation or recovery medial will provide these files". This is a frequent occurrence. I have tried reinstalling and repairing but the same problem arises. Microsoft's answer to this is: How to create installation media for a PC refresh or reset http://windows.microsoft.com/en-IN/windows-8/create-reset-refresh-media but I can't do this as I don't have a PC running Windows 7. There is also the problem of so many unwanted adverts on Windows 8 that I get frustrated at times as othe time consuming problems arise.A computer savvy friend suggests I change the OS to Linux 12.04, so I ask do you have experience of this and is the OS compatible with the Z500. Is it a simple uninstall Windows 8 and install Linux or are there complications?Failing that do I downgrade to Windows 7 (at more cost) or can you recommend some other option. Windows 8 is totally spoiled because of all the intrusive adverts, especially on XBox. 

Answer:Ideapad Z500 OS change possible?

khamsripai wrote:I have an Ideapad Z500 running Windows 8.1 pro but get many problems such as "Reset your Pc not working "Insert Media Some files are missing. Your windows installation or recovery medial will provide these files". This is a frequent occurrence. I have tried reinstalling and repairing but the same problem arises. Microsoft's answer to this is: How to create installation media for a PC refresh or reset http://windows.microsoft.com/en-IN/windows-8/create-reset-refresh-media but I can't do this as I don't have a PC running Windows 7. There is also the problem of so many unwanted adverts on Windows 8 that I get frustrated at times as othe time consuming problems arise.A computer savvy friend suggests I change the OS to Linux 12.04, so I ask do you have experience of this and is the OS compatible with the Z500. Is it a simple uninstall Windows 8 and install Linux or are there complications?Failing that do I downgrade to Windows 7 (at more cost) or can you recommend some other option. Windows 8 is totally spoiled because of all the intrusive adverts, especially on XBox. Why not let your computer savvy friend do what she/he has suggested?

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Ideapad Z500 won't turn on, tried removing battery and plug directly using AC adapter but still won't work.

Answer:My lenovo Ideapad Z500 won't on.

Please help.

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Hello!I bought my new Lenovo Ideapad Z500 only two weeks ago and since than it works fine, however yesterday it produced a very strange error. When I turn on my laptop it stops when the Lenovo logo shows up and freezes. The worst problem is that, it doesn't happen every time I turn it on, so when I bruoght it back to the shop, it was working fine again, and after I arrived home, it did the same error. It wasn't only a one time experience, I've tried it at least ten times, and it stopped on the Lenovo logo over and over again. I send it back to the service, however, I am curious whether I'm the only one facing with this weird issue or not. Thank you for your time!Best regards to all!

Answer:Ideapad Z500 won't start

Hi doma,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to hear that the computer is hanging at Lenovo LOGO; this may be the issue with the bad sectors in the HDD, we are getting this issue for the first time. As you have sent it to the service center you need not worry the issue will be resolved.
 
Do post us back for further queries.
 
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar






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Hello, I want to replace my Ideapad Z500 with a HD Screen, where could I buy it? I have a old Macbook since 2007 with better resolution and ppi than this model. I am a photographer and it is very important for me the HD Screen.

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Hi,
 
My one month old z500 fails to boot and gives an error message saying "DEFAULT BOOT DEVICE MISSING OR BOOT FAILED." 
 
This happened after i had to force my pc to shut down by pressing and holding the power button because it hadn't been responding for a while and I was only browsing on the web. When I attempted to restart it I encountered that error message
 
I suspect it's a hdd related problem because when I enter BIOS it says "not detected" in front of "Hard Disk" caption. That means hard disk is not recognized by BIOS. I tried one key recovery but it's useles cause nothing happens when I press okr button.
 
What do you think this is caused by and what should be done to recover my pc.
 
Thanks in advance...  Sorry for bad English.
 
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Answer:Ideapad z500 won't boot

Power down. Press the NOVO button. Choose Bios setup. Disable Secure boot. Disable PXE boot to lan. Save and exit.

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I pressed the brightness button on my pc and the backlight dimmed and I can hardly see the screen. Please can you let me know how to fix this.

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Hi.I bought the Lenovo Ideapad Z500 and I'm trying to boot from a USB drive in order to install Windows on it.When I start the boot menu I only see the hard-drive, the DVD and the network.I tried to set both UEFI mode and Legacy mode in BIOS but the USB stick does not appear in the menu when I boot.I put the image of windows with Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool which formats the stick in NTFS mode.I have the latest BIOS v1.21 and I tried with 2 different USB sticks: one 16GB USB 2.0 Corsair and with a 32GB USB 3.0 ADATA both on USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports on the notebook.I really haven't seen anything like this in my entire career. I even downloaded the file efi\boot\BOOTX64.efi and replaced the one that Windows come with on the specified folder on the USB stick ....Why is so difficult to choose the USB boot drive on the newer notebooks?Does someone have a clue how can I boot from USB?Thanks in advance!  Bupitz













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Answer:USB boot for Ideapad Z500

Hi,
 
I don't think I can be of much help, but a couple of things to try:  if your USB flash drive is formatted NTFS, it will only boot in legacy mode if it is bootable at all.  One thing you might try is to set the partition active if it isn't already.
 
If you want to boot in UEFI mode, format the flash drive with a single FAT32 partition.  Copy the contents of your install DVD to the flash drive.  If you're using an ISO copy the contents of the iso using a tool like 7zip.  UEFI bootabiliyt doesn't require using a special tool to prep the drive.  Just format it and copy the install medium to it.
 
Win7 requires CSM support in bios to boot successfully in UEFI mode.  That may always be enabled in UEFI mode or it may be a separate option in BIOS.
 
Z.

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Brightness problem with Z500. I have run all Lenovo system checks, updated Intel and Gforce drivers, appears to be all ok. But the screen on the laptop has gone dim.Isouspect that this could be a power saving issue, any ideas please?










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Answer:Lenovo Z500 ideapad

Brightness problem solved, due to information below.

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Hello,I just bought a new lenovo z500..couple of days before i went out for a trip..i think my whole laptop battery has drianed out..and i tired charging it after i came back..no signs of anything..lights off..fan not working..pllease help me..What Do i Do now? Thanks.

Answer:IdeaPad Z500 Wont Start

Hi Paul,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to hear that your Z500 Laptop is not charging or turning ON, I suggest you to perform the Flee-Power. Below are the steps to check 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.

Do post us back if the issue still persists.
 
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar






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I have tried installing Win 8 Pro x32 either within Windows 8 SL x64 and through Boot-up using the media of WIn 8 Pro x32. Keeps getting error Invalid Key.  Please help.

Answer:Lenovo Ideapad Z500 OS Downgrade From Win 8 SL x64 To Win 8 Pro x32

hi bada,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
If you're getting an error "The product key entered does not match any of the Windows images available for installation. Enter a different product key." , check this article from microsoft to fix the issue:
 
Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012 installation may fail with error message: The product key entered d...
 
 
Best regards,
neokenchi

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 Hi there, I want to replace my device's default screen panel (1366x768) with a FULL HD (1920 x 1080) panel. I didn't open the case of my laptop to see the serial of the panel cause of warranty situations. I've talked with local Lenovo technical service in here to replace it but i learned that they don't have any screen panel replacement service for my laptop model. So i want to change it myself with a suitable panel.  There're some different panels written in the Hardware Maintenance Manual for this device; HD-AG, AUO B156XTN03.4 HW0A HD AG S LED1 NB LCD 18200763HD-AG, CMI N156BGE-LA1 HD AG S LED1 NB LCD 18200764HD-AG, BOE HB156WX1-600 HD AG S LED1 NB LCD 18200765HD-AG, SDC 156AT29-401 HD AG S LED1 NB LCD 18200706HD-AG, LGD LP156WHU-TLB1 HD AG S LED1 NB LCD 18200766HD -G, AUO B156XTN03.2 HD G S LED1 NB LCD 18200449HD -G, CMI N156BGE-LB1 HD G S LED1 NB LCD 18200450HD -G, BOE HB156WX1-500 HD G S LED1 NB LCD 18200767HD -G, SDC 156AT29-L01 HD G S LED1 NB LCD 18200705HD -G, LGD LP156WHU-TLA1 HD G S LED1 NB LCD 18200768 I don't know which one is attached. I'll be glad if any Support Specialist can assist me to find out which panel is attached to my device right now. So i'll be able to search for a FULL HD one that suits. Thank you.











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Answer:Ideapad Z500 Screen Replacement

hi dannykeane,
 
Thanks for using Lenovo Forums!
 
Can you send me a copy of your System's Serial Number through Private Message only..
 
ill try to check it with Tech team if we can pull it up
 
Regards
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Hi,I'm italian, sorry for my bad english.My Lenovo IdeaPad z500 has a problem. I have a router with 150mbps wifi n but my Lenovo is only able to connect at 65mbps (sometimes, for few seconds, at 72mbps). I'm so close to the router and there is nothing between me and it. I have full signal and there aren't other wifi that use my channel. I use WPA2 AES as criptation method. The problem is on my laptop because my father's laptop, an old Acer, is connected at 130mbps.I have no idea what to do, please help me.Thanks so much for future answer!

Answer:Wi-Fi N 65mbps only on Lenovo IdeaPad z500

hello there,as we've already discussed similar issues earlier, i suggest you to check the thread below first. if it doesn't work, you could just search the forum as " wireless n" and you will see few more threads that could help you to solve the problem.http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-and-U-series-Laptops/Y560-Wireless-n-mode-not-connecting/ta-p/...hope this helps.

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Hi there, I am using Z500 with windows 8 64Bit but everytime I run Vmware image system get crash, I had another laptop HP one on that in Bios there was option to enable virtualization but i couldnt find that option in Z500 Bios can somebody help me on that. ?? where i can find that option or how to fix this problem. Regards

Answer:Ideapad Z500 enable virtualization ?

HiAccording to the lenovo bios simulator matrix, z500 does has an option to enable/disable virtualization. Do you have a menu like this? If you have, then enable intel virtual technology.Regards  





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hello friend i have a laptop lenovo ideapad z500 series,I installed an internal hd traditional very slow and I would like to replace with a Samsung SSD 850 Series 500GB evo fromI have some questions for you1) the first thing you think and 'compatible in size?a friend of mine told me that there looks SSD 2.5-inch low-and high-profile and your SSD and may be inconsistent when it is high profile.I would never ever let me take apart and then I prove incompatible.2) it is compatible as I hope with all my strength I am 'knock on wooddo you think you will void your warranty if you do disassemble ??3) I live in Milan and I was planning to take it to a shop of Chinese in Chinatown the operation of simple replacement should cost between 10 and 20 euro although talking to their engineers have told me that they do not know ....there will 'be trusted ??I wanted to do it but then when I saw the video on youtube I said let fe 'and a casinoaside from the joke I was thinking well to take him to a service center lenovo maybe take a little, and I make them work.experiences that you have ??know someone in Milan or Milan hinterland able to do this' cause has already done on your laptop ??4) Now we talk about the migration of data and the operating system keep in mind that initially when I bought was on windows 8 then I upgraded to Windows 8.1, and more free time I would definitely installarci Windows 10 as an upgrade from the 8.1 even though the maximum It would be to installarci Windows 10 ... Read more

Answer:chang ssd in my lenovo ideapad z500 help my please thanks a lot

sorry about my bad english

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Can someone clarify me if my Lenovo Z500 with I7-3612QM CPU and 8 GB RAM , 1T hdd , 740M Gpu , can support an upgrade to graphic card , and if the motherboard suports SATA 3 for an SDD upgrade , cuz? i`ve buyed one and its not detecting it , or maybe i didn`t do the BIOS settings right or what can i do/choose. Tnx for reading .

Answer:IdeaPad Z500 : Upgrade questions

GPU is not upgradable. you bought SSD in mSATA form factor, or regular 2,5" SSD?

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okay, so i tried to access my bios, but neither F1 or F2 work when  I turn on my laptop. Help please? 

Answer:IdeaPad Z500 bios access

turn off your computer.. press novo button.. that button at the left side.. or read guide book

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Recently, I have bought ideapad z500 touch and found out that it doesn't come with veriface software. I have try to find the software at support.lenovo.com but no such software. By the way, the OS is window 8 (64 bits).So, I want to know where to download it? and also What is the installation steps?

Answer:How to get veriface for ideapad z500 touch?

The Z500T does not come with the Veriface software. There are models (Z580 for example) that comes with Veriface but not with the Z500T.

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Hello, i want to ask if this temperature is OK for this Notebook when i'm playing game TERA on full graphics and should i low the graphics if this is too high temperature ? I am just afraid to not burn this machine in few days if keep it so hot. 

Answer:Lenovo ideaPad z500 temperature

Dear LightningBG
 
Welcome in lenovo community
 
We can confirm that there is not issue related to the temperature from this screen shot . 
 
Thanks
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hi...  i have z500 and i really really love it, its been 1 year and 4 months since i have this. this is the best laptop ive ever had. But yesterday my screen display had a vertical lines and some colors. i dont know what happend.  i think its the LCD that's malfunctioning. i tried to plug it into a secondary monitor and it work properly. but in the latop's screen is the same...would you please help me for this.. i really miss my laptop. please   Its the only gift i want this christmas. 

Answer:Ideapad z500 display problem

Hi Beabongon,
                
Welcome to Lenovo forums.
 
As per the query we understood that you are facing issue with lines on screen on your Lenovo Z500 laptop.
 
Try to move the laptop screen and check for the issue. If still the issue persist then try to update to update the drivers and check for the issue.
 
Click here for the display driver for the operating system windows 7.
 
Click here for the display driver for the operating system windows 8.
 
Check in BIOS for the issue, if still the issue persist then the LCD is faulty which needs to be replaced, please visit the nearest service centre for further details.
 
Click here to open a link where you can select the country and get the exact contact support number. I?m sure they will be a great help.
 
Hope this helps. Do post back if issue persists!
 
Best regards,
 
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Hi! I just bought a Lenovo Z500 to start studying 3D animation, so I got a student license to download and install it. Although it seems the laptop has every needed requires to install and use it, it seems to have some sort of error starting up, and sending reports to Autodesk is getting me nowhere. I did my researches, and seem to be a solution, but I couldn't complete it. Autodesk recommends in their forums to disable UAC, but after I did that, same problem occurs. Is there any solution to make Autodesk 3D Studio Max work in my laptop? If there is, can somebody explain me the steps to follow? Thank you.

Answer:Ideapad Z500 and Autodesk products

hi Tigridia,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
Can you share maybe the error message that you're getting or possible a screenshot of it.
 
can you tell what exactly happened when you launch the Program
 
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My Partners cat manages to know my Z500 from a table about 10 minutes ago and it has broke the housing for the screen. Atleast one screw has snapped from the metal back plate of the screen that ataches to the 'top'(black bit in image) of the laptop I've attached images to show where the damage is. My question is how can I go about getting a new housing for this laptop? It seems (at this early stage) no other damage has occured.
 
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A few days ago I purchased a 2nd hand Ideapad Z500 (build date is 2013 and it's the i5 model) and I have unfortunately came across a problem, when i recieved the laptop i had to reset back to factory settings once reset and i got into windows and after installing all the drivers that needed installing i noticed in device manager there was no nividia graphics card only the intel hd 4000.I have downloaded the Intel Graphic drivers from Lenovo's support website which installed ok. However, if I try to install the NVidia driver it says "Graphics driver could not find compatible graphics hardware" I tried the newest driver and some old drivers and also the driver from Lenovo website but I couldn't install it. As i said above there is nothing about NVidia in the Device Manager. It only shows Intel graphic card. i installed AIDA64 and GPU-Z and again they only show only Intel, they cannot see NVidia either. So after much reading on the this support forum I updated the bios to the newest version, v1.21 but nothing changed, also from what i can make out from the forum reading i have done there should be a setting in the BIOS called "Graphic Setting" which needs to be set to "Switchable" well that option is not there so i don't know if the problem is the bios or the motherboard.So i am not sure if this is a Hardware problem or software anyway i am going to try another recovery and see if that sorts it. So any help or advice would be most appreciated.  My Lenovo... Read more

Answer:Ideapad Z500 Switchable graphics

Try installing/reinstalling the chipset driver first. Reboot and then try installing the Nvidia driver/software.

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Good evening, I have a problem with my screen.He's dark, but I carry f11 and f12 brightness does not increase or lowers.I do not know what goescan you help me?use windows 8













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Answer:lenovo ideapad z500 W8 screen

I usually access the battery option either in the taskbar or control panel. At the bottom there is a slider to adjust the screen brightness. Give it a try.

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Hi,My laptop has been experiencing a lot of problems. One of them is that it will automatically restart and reset everything in response to lagging, and after the restart process, I will loose all my saved files and date. This has occured multiple times, and I did not receive much assistance from the customer service back home.My laptop also consumes battery energy really fast. It says online at the official website,  that the battery life is an average of 5 hours for regular web browsing but mine only lasts for maximum 90 minutes and would shut down at under 20%. 

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Hi there, i've Ideapad z500 & screen is damaged, how can i get a replacement ? is it possible to upgrade the screen from 720P to 1080P ?

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I have a problem with my ideaPad Lenovo Z500 .I tried to connect it to my tv (LG smart tv) by an HDMI cable, but , it didn't work so I tried to connect it again to another TV(Samsung smart tv)  but it didn't work.I have the latest version of Windows(Windows 8.1).I also pressed Win+p to extend my screen to the connected TV but nothing happened , my tv says "no signal".When I connect the HDMI cable to my computer it become black for few seconds and then it returns to work normally .Please i need help . Thanks. 

Answer:NEED HELP LENOVO Z500 ideaPad HDMI TV

unfortunately hdmi of ideapad z500 support until 1080p res. Nvidia 740m support uhd but hdmi is the intel graphic card... sorry for bad english

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Hi all. I bought a Lenovo z500 notebook 3 days ago. Everything is perfect but I have a big problem. As you know, this machine has 2 graphic cards, one of them is Intel and another is NVidia. -  I have downloaded the Intel Graphic drivers from Lenovo's support website and I could install it correctly. However, if I try to install a NVidia driver it says "Graphics driver could not find compatible graphics hardware"  I tried the newest driver and some old drivers +  the driver from Lenovo Support website but I couldnt install it.-  Also there is nothing about NVidia in the Device Manager. It only shows Intel graphic card.-  Monitoring programs like AIDA64, CPU-Z, GPU-Z  show only Intel, they cannot see NVidia too.-  I updated the bios to the newest version, v18 but nothing changed.-  Graphic setting is "Switchable" in the bios. Now,  how can I fix this problem ? Thanks.

Answer:Ideapad z500 NVidia Problem

Emperion wrote:Hi all. I bought a Lenovo z500 notebook 3 days ago. Everything is perfect but I have a big problem. As you know, this machine has 2 graphic cards, one of them is Intel and another is NVidia. -  I have downloaded the Intel Graphic drivers from Lenovo's support website and I could install it correctly. However, if I try to install a NVidia driver it says "Graphics driver could not find compatible graphics hardware"  I tried the newest driver and some old drivers +  the driver from Lenovo Support website but I couldnt install it.-  Also there is nothing about NVidia in the Device Manager. It only shows Intel graphic card.-  Monitoring programs like AIDA64, CPU-Z, GPU-Z  show only Intel, they cannot see NVidia too.-  I updated the bios to the newest version, v18 but nothing changed.-  Graphic setting is "Switchable" in the bios. Now,  how can I fix this problem ? Thanks.See if this will help:1. Go to device manager2. Click "Action"3. Select "Add legacy hardware"4. Follow instructions

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HI,I bought a new ideapad z500 during GITEX 2013 in Dubia on Oct 12 th and the the new machine is giving scratching sound when it works.

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A few days ago I saw a flash deal on amazon to 16GB RAM. I buy quickly before it's over. So I could upgrade my memory of 8GB to 16GB.Today I received the RAM and see that it says "Mac Compatible" ... And I see is DDR3L 1.35V instead of DDR3 1.5V, which my laptop currently used.Can I install these 1.35V modules  in my Ideapad Z500?In the Amazon reviews I have seen people he has worked perfectly with these Lenovo models: T400, T500, Flex 2, T420

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Hello, I want to know whether Edge Scrolling using the touch pad mouse on Lenovo Z500 Touch is possible.  When I try to adjust the settings on my ELAN Pointing Device options, I see Edge Swipe, but not Edge Scrolling.  I just bought this laptop, but I made sure that I do have the latest drivers for my touch pad.  Moreover, I think this feature was meant to be included in the software because the registry options and demonstration videos suggest Edge Scrolling is possible under this hardware and software.  So what gives? I strongly dislike having to use two fingers to scroll on my touch pad instead of being able to use the edges.  This is a pretty basic feature on most laptops these days, and I used to use it daily on my previous Lenovo laptop.  If I can't have it on this new computer, I will probably return it.  I appreciate any help in resolving this.













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Answer:IdeaPad Z500 Edge Scrolling

Hi ab56v2,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to hear that the Edge scrolling feature is not working in the Touchpad, re-installing the Touchpad driver should display the Edge Scrolling feature in Z500 Laptop as per the image below:

Here is the link to download the Touchpad driver for the computer:
 

Touchpad Driver for Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit)
Touchpad Driver for Microsoft Windows 8 (64-bit)

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

Shiva Kumar






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Hi, I updated my BIOS to the latest version available, 1.18. However I have some serious issues with the fan. It's not stable. How can I do a Bios recovery, or go back? Where can I get the previous version or factory bios version of my laptop? IdeaPad Z500 Notebook. Model 20202.  













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Answer:IdeaPad Z500 Bios Recovery

Hi VegetaOSX,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to inform you that after updating the BIOS it overwrites the current version with the new version and is not reversible unless you had made a backup of the previous version, as an alternative I would Strongly Suggest Calling Technical Support for Assistance.
Click here to open a link where you can select the country and get the exact contact support number. I?m sure they will be a great help.
 
Do post us back for further queries.
 
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar






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I've recently been trying to boot from a CD/DVD to install windows 8.1, but when i hit the novo button and go to the boot menu i only see the hard drive and a windows manger thing but i dont see the booting from CD/DVD option. Thanks in advanced.













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Answer:Booting from CD/DVD on Lenovo IdeaPad Z500

almoullim wrote:I've recently been trying to boot from a CD/DVD to install windows 8.1, but when i hit the novo button and go to the boot menu i only see the hard drive and a windows manger thing but i dont see the booting from CD/DVD option. Thanks in advanced.Go to bios and set Boot Mode = Legacy support. Then Save and Exit. See picture below.

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Hi everyone in my firt message.I read a lot about some unsolved Wifi problems in the U an G series, but not so much in the Z series.And i was wondering if this Z series have already solved this Wifi problem, or if it´s because this models are more recent.I was going to buy this laptop, but all this problems, make me think it a little bit more.Thank you for your help.

Answer:Is there any known problem with the WIFI in the Ideapad Z500 ?

Hi
 
Welcome To Lenovo Community
 
 Please find various reviews which should help in taking a decision
 
http://reviews.lenovo.com/8923-en_us/D154D5AC6B50D842DA0C71463DC39B2A_12F0696583E04D86B9B79B0FEC01C0...
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hB-n-0haKmU
 
http://www.theverge.com/products/ideapad-z500/6058
 
http://www.engadget.com/2013/01/06/lenovo-u310-u410-touch-z400-z500-touch/
 
 
 
 
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Hello, I have a Lenovo Ideapad Z500 (Model name: 20202) which came with 4GB RAM. I'm thinking of upgrading the RAM and when I checked online, at some places it said the maximum supported RAM is 8GB, while at other places it was said to be 16GB. So can you please let me know what is the maximum RAM supported by my laptop (Lenovo Ideapad Z500, Model name: 20202)? Thanks, Peter

Answer:What is maximum RAM supported in Ideapad Z500

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
 
According to the Z500 PSREF specification sheet your model will support up to 16 GBs of memory.  Please refer to the PSREF for additional information starting on page #109.  Here is the link.....
 
https://www.lenovo.com/psref/pdf/ipbook.pdf
 
A popular seller of PC memory also confirms that your model will support up to 16 GBs of memory.  Here is the link to Crucial's website.....
 
http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/compatible-upgrade-for/Lenovo/ideapad-z500

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Hello to everybody... I'm looking for a solutiion for the problem that I'm experiencing on my laptop (Ideapad Z500) with Windows 10 installed. In particular I'm not able to connect my laptop to my bravia TV trough Miracast. I have tried with another laptop HP (with Win 10 as well) older than my Z500 and I was able to stream my laptop monitor to the television without any problem. I have already checked the following:- last driver available is installed for the wireless adpater;- last driver available is installed for the video card Intel HD Graphics 4000;- I have checked on DXdiag.txt file system information that Miracast is supported by the laptop graphic adapter. I tried several times to connect the laptop to the TV but every attempt was uncessfull... I don't know what else to check... can anybody help me to solve the problem Thanks in avdance for the support. 

Answer:Ideapad Z500 Miracast not working

I have had the exact same problem with my ideapad 300 171SK. I get the message on my LG smart TV "laptop not connected." I can cast with two different tablets and two cellphones but not the laptop. I purchased this laptop at Best Buy. I talked to the "GEEK SQUAD" and I am told, "It should work." Lots of help, huh?

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I am Sarath, i am planning to buy a new Ideapad Z500, before i want to know whether Z500 supports MSATA drive or not, Please someone conform me about this.

Answer:M sata drive on Ideapad Z500

This question has been asked before here:http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-U-V-Z-and-P-series/Ideapad-Z500-mSATA-SSD/td-p/931983Unfortunately there is no mSATA slot available. You can always consider replacing your HDD with a SSD, which is slightly cheaper. Consider getting one of 256GB and if you need more just buy a external hard drive.Bonne chance!

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Hi, After upgrading the bios to version 1.18 my laptop is not getting charged & my serial number in the bios is showing invalid can any let me know how to go back to the old bios? Every time when I start it gives an error snap enclosed for reference. in z500 it is consoled batteries how can we change the batteries to unauthorized.               RegardsAnand

Answer:Ideapad Z500 Bios issue

anand_mandas wrote:Hi, After upgrading the bios to version 1.18 my laptop is not getting charged & my serial number in the bios is showing invalid can any let me know how to go back to the old bios? Every time when I start it gives an error snap enclosed for reference. in z500 it is consoled batteries how can we change the batteries to unauthorized.               RegardsAnandCall techsupport for a possible repair with them.

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I recently had a problem with my Lenovo Ideapad Z500. I've only had it for around a month, and it's been working fine. But today I turned it on and It restarted my laptop as Windows experienced an error, now everytime i try to boot my laptop up, it takes a while to boot and in the end doesn't boot, and goes to scanning and repairing (C: and get's stuck on 2 % after like two hours. This is ridiculous, I paid over £500 for my laptop, and it's doing this already? Can't believe it! Why do I do? 

Answer:Cannot boot my Lenovo Ideapad z500

Power down your laptop then press the NOVO button. Select System Recovery to return the system to factory default. After restoration remove McAfee and enable Windows Defender thereafter.

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guys i want to ask a solution for horizontal ion display that appears on my screen....what do i need to do?? Will the servicing centre able to solve it easily? will it cost me a new LCD for repair? I need help .... 

Answer:horizontal ion display on ideapad Z500

Got a picture of it?

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Hi.  Im wanting to get into my laptop (it is pretty broken and I just want to see wires are connected etc)... but I cant work out how to open it up!Ive unscrewed all the screws, gently tried to force gaps in parts, used a screw driver to try and prize up the keys in the keyboard etc, I just cant work it out!Can someone please advise me what to do?  The laptop is out of warrenty, paid to have it repaired and they just gave me a £500 bill to which I laughed.  I have a spare macbook running windows, so this more than willing to 'experiment' with this one.  Thanks for any help

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Hello, I own a Z500 IdeaPad, my bluetooth device stopped working, I tried with LSC to see the problem, but it freezes. I tried to reinstall bluetooth using drivers from Lenovo site, but it was useless. i unintalled my old LSC, and downloaded a new one (Iscsetup_x64x34002), ran it, but it says "product detected is not a Lenovo product".Can you help me, please.Thank You.

Answer:Z500 IdeaPad, Bluetooth and LSC problems

Hi z500_user1, I would like to ask some question so I can help with the issue. Is the system still able to detect the bluetooth card? What bluetooth card can you see in device manager, also what wifi card do you have installed? What version of windows do you have?Hope to hear from you soon. Cheers,  





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Hello I've a problem with my Z500 (i5/8gb/GeForce 740/1tb)Its HDD makes clicking sound all the time. Its really annoying.I would like to know is it normal or I should complain about it?Here is a benchmark test. plz help. Than you













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Answer:Ideapad z500 HDD clicking sounds!

hi Moktik,
 
Sorry to hear what happened,
 
The clicking sound you hear is from the actuator,
    It tries to re - read or rewrite something on the harddive. while it does that it also shows a sudden drop of read/write speed to "0" shown on your Hd Tune Test.
 
   This is a behavior of a bad disk and it has to be backed up as soon as possible and have the harddrive checked by Lenovo Technical team.
 
     I suggest back up your data first and Call Lenovo Technical Support for assistance.
 
Regards
Solid Cruver
 





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I uninstalled and reinstalled the touchpad driver, but now i can only use the left/right click on the touchpad, i mean no scrolling etc....There isn't any device (  no smart-pad )...what i must do ?













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Answer:IdeaPad Z500 touchpad no device

Try restarting your unit.

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Dear Lenovo community, I would like to change the HDD of my Lenovo z500 with a SSD. Moreover, since I have problem with the OS (win 8.1) I intend to format the PC and reinstall it. My question is: after the substitution of the HDD and the install of the new OS will I still be able to use the hotkeys (pc brightness, volume etc.) of my keyboard or have I to install some additional software or set them in the BIOS? Moreover, have I to install lenovo energy management (to control the battery) and the intel hd graphics drivers? thanks for the attention

Answer:lenovo ideapad z500 hotkey

 
Hi mardix1982 , 
 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
 
Would you still be able to boot to Windows on the original image ?
You may create a recovery image first that can be useful on the SSD change or even clone it after a factory restore (One Key recovery page 23) using the SSD software or other tools. 
 
Since there be no changes on the BIOS , hotkey features under configuration setting should stay enabled. 
All other drivers and power management tool such as Lenovo Energy Manager are available from the support site.  
 
You may also order purchasable Windows installer with drivers by calling technical support . 
 
Italian  1-997-51926 (Costo della chiamata: 11,88 centesimi di ? al minuto + IVA)
9:00 - 18:00 Monday - Friday
 
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Windows 8.1 on Z510 Fn+ Function keys doesnt work and I dont see any Lenovo to make them work again
Ideapad z500 brightness can't increase
 
Update us how it goes.
 
 
Regards
 

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Hi, I was recently playing a game on my laptop (a Lenovo Ideapad z500) when the laptop began freezing and came up with a error message saying something a long this lines of shutting down to prevent data loss. Since then it's been trying to diagnose and repair with no success, I have attempted to use any of the F8 options but the laptop just restarts with no visible difference. I have also tried a system recovery attempted an intital as I did not have on saved and that didn't work either. Does anyone have any experience with this issue and/or can advise? Thanks in advance.

Answer:Lenovo Ideapad z500 - Won't boot

Hi Aidso,
                           
Welcome to Lenovo forums.
 
As per the query we understood that you are facing issue with the system not booting in your Lenovo Z500 laptop.
 
Try to boot the system to safe mode and select system restore to the latest date and check for the issue.
 
If still the issue persist, then in safe mode uninstall the display driver in device manager and restart the machine and check for the issue.
 
Check if the system is overheating while playing games or while using any applications.
 
Hope this helps. Do post back if issue persists!
 
Best regards,
 
Ashwin.S





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Hi, my sons Z500 screen has cracked and I am after a replacement screen. This is the non touch sensitive screen and has a gloss finish. Could anyone tell me if Lenovo used just one screen for this laptop or if they used a couple of different types of screens during manufacture, like some other companies. I know I can remove the old screen to have a look at the specs, but my son is still using the laptop with an external monitor and would prefer me not to take his precious computer apart until I have the new screen. Any help will be very appreciated.many thanksIan

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Hello, I just bought a new Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 and it has a 15.6 inch mate display, before this I had a laptop with glossy display, so I see something strange and I don't know if this makes the difference between a mate and a glossy type of display but mine, if i have a one color wallpaper or in places where a single color predominates on a larger surface, I can see some minuscule squares(like the matrix of the display or something) on the entire display, is this a problem with the display? Thank you in advance!

Answer:About IdeaPad Z500 display quality

hi allexif,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
Your issue might be similar to this thread.
 
Can you try to download and install Passmark's BurnInTest standard edition and do a burn-in test on your CPU and GPU (2D and 3D tests) for 15mins and observe.
 
The image of the test should be smooth as the one below::

 
If you get granules on the image like the one below, there's most likely a GPU rendering issue and you may need to contact lenovo or the vendor to report the issue:

 
 
Hope this helps
 

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Hi everyone, I have trouble with my audio driver on my lenovo laptop. After I updated BIOS to version 1.21, my sound stopped working. I tried to reinstall audio driver, but when I reboot my computer, sound is not working again. Dont u know some solution? I read about flashing BIOS back, but I dont know where to download old version. Sorry for my english and have a nice day, Owery













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Answer:ideapad Z500 sound problem

Owery wrote:Hi everyone, I have trouble with my audio driver on my lenovo laptop. After I updated BIOS to version 1.21, my sound stopped working. I tried to reinstall audio driver, but when I reboot my computer, sound is not working again. Dont u know some solution? I read about flashing BIOS back, but I dont know where to download old version. Sorry for my english and have a nice day, OweryYou can try updating the chipset driver, IMEI driver and the sound driver in this order.

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Hello.I updated my computer to Windows 8.1.But before, I installed touchpad driver. (I use Synaptic, if I try this computer doesn't find any device and I downloaded other driver and when I install it my problem fix it, computer find device.)However, I can't disable and enable my touchpad from Fn+f6 combination. Before format, I can used this. But I cannot use for now. Why? And what can I do? Regards.

Answer:IdeaPad Z500 Touchpad not Disable by FN + F6

I can turn off touchpad, but cant turn on Keyboard Backlight...

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Hello Bit of a noob question here but I got this laptop a while ago when i didnt really know anythign about computers. since then, I have learend a bit (still no expert).  however every search of this model I search for even on this website claims this system should have a Nvidia GPU, Mine doesnt, or doesnt seem to have any trace of one, I only hadve HD4000  All I want to know is, am i doing soemthing wrong, or do I simple not have the GPU?  Model name 20221

Answer:Lenovo ideapad Z500 Touch

bigrumba wrote:Hello Bit of a noob question here but I got this laptop a while ago when i didnt really know anythign about computers. since then, I have learend a bit (still no expert).  however every search of this model I search for even on this website claims this system should have a Nvidia GPU, Mine doesnt, or doesnt seem to have any trace of one, I only hadve HD4000  All I want to know is, am i doing soemthing wrong, or do I simple not have the GPU?  Model name 20221Go to bios and examine the settings for the Graphics. Select optimus or similar statement. See picture. 

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i just want to ask if how much the price of z500 i7 today? 

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Hi,I own a Lenovo Ideapad Z500 laptop, which is out of warranty...And, its mothrboard is damaged adn not working...I've tried to get assistance from lenovo service center located in HYDERABAD, they are not helping me..I asked them to place an order for motherbard for this specific model.No reply from them... tried 2 more times but, there is no response from them..
These are my device details ..
 
Lenovo Ideapad Z500 (59-380463) 
Processor: 3rd gen Intel core i5 - 3230M (2.6 GHz)RAM: 6GB DDR3GPU: Nvidia GeForce GT 740M - 2GBHDD: 1 TBDisplay: 15.6" screen (1366 x 768)DVD RW DriveOS: Windows 8 64-bit
Serial No: ************
 
Can anyone help me to get the motherboard model number ?If u can point me to the link to buy the product(Motherboard), that would be really helpful....
Thank you..
 
 
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Answer:Need Lenovo Ideapad Z500 Motherboard

Try Ebay.

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HI! I have just purchased an Ideapad Z500 3rd Gen i5 laptop around 10 days back and am seriously fed up with the performance. From the very first day, the machine is working slow, the USB ports are giving me problems right since day 1. On top of it, yesterday, when I tried to eject a pen drive, there is a small part which has come out of the laptop alongwith the Pen Drive. I am sure, it has something to do with the USB port. Furthermore, today the keyboard panel has started to pop up slightly. Also, the machine works pretty slow, as compared to the excellent configuration which I had chosen. Someone please help! I need to get this laptop replaced immediately. I wonder if it was my mistake to choose lenovo over other brands. Please please help. The Serial No. of the machine is xxxxxxxxxxx and the model no. is 20202. Expecting a quick response from the Customer care team. Regards, Sunil Rijhwani Cell:xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
 
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Answer:Lenovo Ideapad Z500-Serious issues

I bought mine (z500) last month (10 Nov 2013) at lowyatt plaza, kuala lumpur but when i checked at the website, it's warranty has already started 2 month before i bought it. The gaming performance is very good i cant deny it but the main issues now are :
 
 - The keyboard slightly bend up !!
 - Some of the keys easily pop out
 - Hardisk performance is too slow that i cant run more than 1 apps
 - CapsLock LED indicator reversed (it lights when in lowercase mode but lights off when in uppercase mode)
 
Visual as follow :
 
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Hi all, Recently bought an Intel Core i5 3360m 2.8Ghz on Ebay for my Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 to upgrade from an i5 3210m. Problem is when I install it, the laptop won't boot. No display, nothing. Works fine when I put the old one back in. Reading the documentation, the 3360m is supported so I don't understand why it's not working. Got the latest BIOS version. Can anyone help? ThanksAndrew

Answer:IdeaPad Z500 CPU upgrade issue

These are the differences between the two processor from Intel's site:Intel vPro? TechnologyIntel Virtualization TechnologyIntel Trusted Execution Technology If they are compatible they should work in your unit. However, since it does not one possible reason I can think of is again Lenovo's restrictions just like in their wifi card. I could be wrong. Try the Ebay processor in another unit (not necessarily a Lenovo unit) to be sure it is not defective.

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