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Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 backlit keyboard

Question: Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 backlit keyboard

Hello.I have a problem with the keyboard of Lenovo IdeaPad Z500.In all the videos and forums of this laptop i have seen that it has a backlit keyboard and it should turn on with Fn+Space command, but my laptop doesn.t do that. I have tried this on Windows 7 and Windows 8 but anything happened.Why?My laptop has something damaged or not all the models of Z500 has this backlit keyboard?Lenovo IdeaPad Z500: Intel i5 3230m 2.6 ghz, ram 8gb, hdd 1 TB, nvidia geforce 645m 2 gb, Model Name:20202.Sorry with the grammatical issue.

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Answer: Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 backlit keyboard

hi Cosmin90,

I checked you computer's reference manual
The Backlit Keyboard is an Optional / Customized to Order feature.
Spoiler (Highlight to read)


You can also send me your Serial number through the Private message and i can check your computer's components.

"Normally when you press the power button on your computer. it will do a light check on the keyboard maybe flash the light for few seconds and then turn off and wait for windows"

Hope this helps,
Cheers





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Hi! Firstly sorry for my bad English. Yesterday i was playing the game with my friends. When we are playing we press  a lot of keys.(There can be different combinations or we may have damaged.)-I reviewed the previous subject but they are not working for me.-I tried FN+SPACEBAR combination but this is not working.-I tried Lenovo Energy Manager it is not working.-Caps Lock and Num Lock's light is working.   

Answer:Lenovo ideapad Z500 Touch backlit problem

Hi utkutrk , 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
You can try testing individual key specially FN and spacebar if it is working.
 
Turn off the machine and disconnect the ac charger and battery if you have the tools.
Press down the power button for 12 seconds to drain flea power.
Place back the battery and connect the ac charger.
Restart to check if backit keyboard works ( test further with FN + spacebar pressing 2-4 times).
 
Update us how it goes.
 
Regards

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Hi! Firstly sorry for my bad English. Yesterday i was playing the game with my friends. When we are playing we press  a lot of keys.(There can be different combinations or we may have damaged.)-I reviewed the previous subject but they are not working for me.-I tried FN+SPACEBAR combination but this is not working.-I tried Lenovo Energy Manager it is not working.-Caps Lock and Num Lock's light is working.   

Answer:Lenovo ideapad Z500 Touch backlit problem

Hi utkutrk , 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
You can try testing individual key specially FN and spacebar if it is working.
 
Turn off the machine and disconnect the ac charger and battery if you have the tools.
Press down the power button for 12 seconds to drain flea power.
Place back the battery and connect the ac charger.
Restart to check if backit keyboard works ( test further with FN + spacebar pressing 2-4 times).
 
Update us how it goes.
 
Regards

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HiI have a z500 laptop without a keyboard backlit.I want to buy a backlit keyboard, how do I install it?Is there such a possibility? What do I need to do this?

Answer:Lenovo z500 backlit keyboard

hi Hensem,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
Changing the stock non-backlit keyboard to a backlit one is definitely possible.
 
To change it:
1. You will need a compatible Z500 backlit keyboard (see page 102-109 of the hardware maintenance manual)
    - doing a google search, this item should work as it bares the Sunrex brand with a part #: 25206567
    - Link to picture
 
2. In removing/replacing the keyboard, you can follow page 33-35 of the hardware maintenance manual or see this video disassembly guide (see FRU Videos) as a reference.
 
Edit: Added the link for the keyboard 
 
Regards

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I have a lenovo p500 (i5 3210m motherboard) which initially did not come with a backlit keyboard. I removed the keyboard according the instructions in the hardware manual.  There is a slot to the right of the normal keyboard connection, which appears to be meant for a backlit connection. I do see a little chip with points that can connect to a backlit power wire. However, there is no firm connection to place the backlit keyboard wire onto the chip.  Could anyone help me with this? Is it possible to even power a backlit keyboard on this motherboard?

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Hi! I've got Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 Silver (https://www.alza.cz/EN/lenovo-ideapad-yoga-13-silver-d375124.htm), and while I am quite content with the device, my keyboard stopped working. I was wondering whether any of you might know and suggest an online reseller (official or otherwise), where I could get hold of a replacement keyboard. Now, I suppose backlit keyboard versions of newer Yoga laptops will not work I guess, will they? From what I have read Yoga 13 Silver does not have the slot required for backlit, but aside that, will the keyboard function and will it fit (dimension-wise)? If so, what is the voltage and current required? Would soldering a small battery to the backlit cable be a good idea (I accept the fact that I wouldn't be able to regulate it)? Thank you in advance!ck

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Hi! I've got Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 Silver (https://www.alza.cz/EN/lenovo-ideapad-yoga-13-silver-d375124.htm), and while I am quite content with the device, my keyboard stopped working. I was wondering whether any of you might know and suggest an online reseller (official or otherwise), where I could get hold of a replacement keyboard. Now, I suppose backlit keyboard versions of newer Yoga laptops will not work I guess, will they? From what I have read Yoga 13 Silver does not have the slot required for backlit, but aside that, will the keyboard function and will it fit (dimension-wise)? If so, what is the voltage and current required? Would soldering a small battery to the backlit cable be a good idea (I accept the fact that I wouldn't be able to regulate it)? Thank you in advance!ck

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Is there any possibility or any other replacement for changing the keyboard

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Hello All, is it possible to replace my ideapad 310 15IKB 80 TV non backlit keyboard with a backlit one ?   

Answer:Lenovo Ideapad 310 replace keyboard with backlit keyboard ?

Hi Rohan,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community! And happy to have you here.
 
Sadly the backlit keyboard doesn't comes with IdeaPad 310 series.
 
I hope the above information helped you.
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 Regards,Prabhansh_______________________________________________Tap that Kudos button if I helped.If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!

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Hello. I have lenovo ideapad 300-15IBR and I want to replace my ordinary keyboard by backlight keyboard. So could you tell me if is it possible? Is my laptop compatible with backlit keyboard?

Answer:Lenovo ideapad 300-15IBR backlit keyboard?

Hi tachilla, 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
Checking the general specification for IdeaPad 300 (15'') Platform Speci?cations here, backlit keyboard features is not available to similar model types 80Q7 as the motherboard does not offer power connection for the keyboard backlit as shown from the hardware manual FRU keyboard list pages 78-81.
 
No power connection portSample keyboard with backlit cable
 
You can follow the keyboard guide here on page 40-41 of the hardware manual to physical check on your motherboard model as it may not likely be compatible with a backlighted keyboard making it not possible to upgrade.
 
Hope this helps answer your query.
 
Regards
 

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Does anybody know is Lenovo Plan to bring out an updated keyboard for the Lenovo Flex 15D or Flex Series Ultrabooks? I have had mine now for 2 Weeks and am extremely hapy with its well built construction and its performance however it is missing a crucial peice of technology. A Backlit Keyboard. As Good as the keyboard is and my eyesight for that matter. This machine would seriously benifit from a Back Lit Keyboard. If anyone has any surgestions then please let me know.

Answer:Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 15D In Serious Need of Backlit Keyboard

I just purchased a flex 15D a noticed that upon start up, there's lighting behind the keyboard, and (being new to PC laptops) it took me two nights to figure out that the only way to turn it on is Fn+space.

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Hello I got this new laptop a month ago, so it said that is has a backlit keyboard, I Tried using Fn + space but it won't work. 

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Hi to all,i installed a new HD ssd samsung evo 256 gb, all works goo and now i have a perfect pc but ther is a unpleasant problem. Num lock and Shift key leds word fine, but if i press "Fn+spacebar" the light of keyboard don't work. the light does not come on. how to fix this trouble?

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Hello all, I was wondering if it is possible to change the keyboard to a backlit keyboard?1. If so where do I purchase one?2. What will need to be changed for this to happen? e.g BIOS, cables etc Thanks in advance

Answer:Backlit keyboard for Z500?

According to page 69http://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles_pub/ideapad_z500p500_hmm_1st_edition_sep_2012_english.pd...According to that page I believe all motherboards are capable of backlit keyboards assuming BL is standing for Back-Lit keyboards.Best way to know is to just take apart your Z500, and there should be an empty flat cable spot. I think you only have to remove a few screws. The manual pretty much covers the whole process.

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Does anyone know how to turn on the backlight on the yoga 2's keyboard?













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Answer:Yoga ideapad 2 Backlit keyboard isnt backlit

Good day and welcome to the community.
 
Press and hold the Fn key and then tap the spacebar. Repeat to turn it off.
 
Regards.

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I bought the Z500 for the backlit keyboard but it's never been backlit and I've since learned that's an add-on option for the Z500 (and the guy at MicroCenter def didn't tell me that was an additional option).  How do I know whether my keyboard has the backlit feature? 

Answer:Backlit keyboard option on Z500?

Hi dustbunnycapers , 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
 
There are variant models for Z500 that has optional backlit keyboards. 
To check externally , there is a backlit icon on the spacebar to indicate FN + spacebar to turn on/off.
 
Would you have the machine number on the sticker or to check it from parts lookup page.
Machine numbers indicate the variants and the part number of the keyboard if it have that features . 
Compare the keyboard part number with the FRU list from the hardware manual (page 106-110). 
 
Finally checking under the hood. (physically checking)
There would be 2 cables under the keyboard going to the motherboard , additional cable is to power up the backlight similar to this.
 
Update us as soon as convenient .
 
Regards

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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 
 
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity & normalized font size.
 
 

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Hi, I have a Lenovo Z500 and the backlight on they keyboard used to function when i pressed fn+space; however this function has stopped working. Not sure if this is due to the latest Windows 8.1 updated. Would appreciate any help on this matter. If it helps to diagnose the issue, the mini light for caps lock and num lock are still functioning but the backlight on the keyboard has stopped working. ThanksKetan

Answer:z500 Backlit keyboard stopped working

Hi Ketan,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
I?m sorry to hear that the Keyboard backlight feature is not enabling after upgrading to Windows 8.1, I suggest you to install the LPM (Lenovo Power Management) in the computer this should resolve the issue. Below is the link to download the exact LPM for the computer:
 

Lenovo Power Management for Windows 8.1(32-bit, 64-bit)

Do post us back if the issue persists.
 
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar






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I have a Z500 without backlit Keyboard and want to change it to backlit.Questions:1. Is it just a Hardware Change of the Keyboard or is there additional cabling, bios Change etc required?2. Where can I get such a Keyboard with backlit for Z500? ThanksJo

Answer:Z500 keyboard change to backlit keyboard

Hi 
 
Welcome in Lenovo Forums
 
Please contact the below support to have more information regarding your inquiry
 

 
Please let me know
 
Thanks
Alaa





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 I have a Lenovo Flex 2-15 that doesn't have a backlit keyboard. I know that the keybord can be taken off, so can the non-backlit keyboard be replaced by a backlit version. I would have thought it would be possible as someone could request a backlit keyboard part for their laptop maybe? Would the process void the warranty and where can I buy the backlit keyboard replacement?

Answer:How to install Backlit Keyboard on non-backlit version of Lenovo Flex 2 15?

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Hello Lenovo and community users,I recently brought a Lenovo Flex 2-14 the one with i3/4gb ram, red colour, model: 20404.I use this notebook to DJ at events in dark environment and I've seen that there are models with backlit keyboards.My next question is can I replace the non backlit keyboard with a backlit keyboard?If it is possible can you please point me from where can I buy a backlit keyboard for this model. Thank you in advance.

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just want to know if my motherboard has the backlit connector... and if not, if there is some way to light up the keyboard in any way (soldering to some voltage so it stays always lighted up?) (contacted the service in my country and they didn't know... they said there is not yet available... don't know with 'yet' as if the connector will grow by itself in the motherboard) seriouslly thinking buying http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-for-Lenovo-IdeaPad-Touch-15ISK-Y700-15ACZ-Laptop-UK-Black-Backlit-Keyboa... ans open the laptop and change the keyboard... with th risk to lose the warranty anyone? thanks,Dan

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Hello all, I would like to ask if it is possible to add a backlit keyboard (Lenovo official), on my ideapad s500. There is no connector on the motherboard for the second cable which has the keyboard i bought. Thank you.

Answer:Backlit keyboard on ideapad s500

hi Manos_s500,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
Looking at page 69-72 of the S500 hardware maintenance manual, this unit doesn't use a non-backlit type keyboard.
 
Take note that for a backlit keyboard to work, the following must be met:
1. Compatible backlit-type keyboard
    - Sample item
 
2. The motherboard must have a keyboard power connector (for the backlight).
    - Link to image
    - Link to image
 
If one of the above is missing, then the backlights won't work.
 
However, if you have experience in laptop disassembly and taken out lots of keyboards then you may want to check this article on how to make a backlight keyboard (mod).
 
Note:
The procedure requires you to open up the machine and depending on the place where you purchased the unit, some stores put a warranty sticker on the screw slots so any signs of tear will automatically void the warranty so if this isn't applicable to you then you can give it a shot.
 
 
Let me know if this works for you.
 
Regards

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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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Hi AllThis is my 1st post so please bare with me (excuse grammar using a non english keyboard)I upraded from WIN 8 to 8.1 and then WIN 10. A windows update caused brightness problem on my laptop that I cannot correct. I have tried to contact Lenovo direct but I cant get past the laptop seriel nbr input which I take straight from the back of the laptop but it is not recognized I need a new copy of WIN 8 and wanted to know if Lenovo would provide that I have pulled my product key from the computer and I just need WIN 8.Any info geatly appreciatedJohn

Answer:Lenovo Z500 ideapad

Product key is stored in BIOS, so there is no need to use any app to read it.Download a tool to create bootable media from Microsoft website and install Windows 8.1 using it:https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows8 Moreover at first, you may try to restore your Windows 10 to factory state (do a backup of all important data first). Go to Settings -> Recovery -> Reset this PC and select Remove everything. 

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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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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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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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is it possible to replace z480 standard lcd and keyboard to z400 touchreen and backlight keyboard? those two notebook look like the same, would be awesome if i can replace them, please let me know if it possible..  *sorry for my bad english*

Answer:ideapad z480 backlit keyboard and touchscreen?

Dear Dikaex
 
Welcome in lenovo forums
 
Kindly be informed that such replacement cannot be done as both of the mentioned models has differences on the platform
 
Thanks
Alaa





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After updating to windows 10 I noticed that the keyboard backlit didn't turn on no matter if I was pressing FN+Space bar. After several months of trying to solve this problem I came in contact with Microsoft tech support and I was told that my system doesn't seem to be compatibe with Windows 10 and I should downgrade back to Windows 8 in order to solve this problem. After doing that and installing many updates and drivers it still doesn't work. It would be greatly appreciated if someone can help.

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Hi guys! I just bought an Ideapad Z400.  My problem is that when I hit Fn+Spacebar, the keyboard backlighting doesn't work. I downgraded it to Win7 64-bit rightaway and I haven't checked the keyboard backlighting in Win8. I checked the tech spec and it says Z400 has backlit accutype keyboard. Please help. Karl  

Answer:Ideapad Z400 Non-Touch - Backlit Keyboard or not?

i have same problem with you. I bought Ideapad Z400 because im interested with backlit keyboard but i didnt get that backlit fitur. I try to search on youtube and I find quote that backlit keyboard is optional. SO BAD..

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I bought this Lenovo instead of an Asus, despite a somewhat large price difference, because this computer is supposed to have a backlit keyboard. I got my computer in the mail today and I haven't been able to figure out how to turn the keyboard backlight on. The markings on the keyboard indicate that Fn+Space should turn this feature on. Is there something else that I need to do the first time to turn it on or is this something that I need to take up with Lenovo? Thanks!

Answer:Ideapad Z400 touch - backlit keyboard

hi bkillian,
 
Welcome to the Lenovo Forums.
 
If pressing Fn+Space doesn't turn OFF/On the keyboard backlit, does it turn ON when you power ON the computer? (units with backlit keyboards automatically turns ON when the unit is powered up).
 
If this doesn't work, can you send me a private message with the following info to see if the unit really have the backlit keyboard feature.
 
Serial Number (i.e. CBxxxxxxxx)
MTM (i.e. 4446-3AU)
 
 
Regards,
neokenchi

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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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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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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! 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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Link to picture
 
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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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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, 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,
 
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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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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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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

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I've recently started experiencing issues with my Ideapad Z500. The warranty has expried, and so i cannot send it off to get repaired. I've replaced the laptop charger, with multiple different ones, all working, and yet it will still not charge. It will not turn on when plugged into the mains. I've attempted to remove the battery, and power through the mains, and yet it will still not power on. I've replaced the internal power jack (one which connects to the motherboard), and yet it will still not charge. There is no visible signs on the motherboard as to scorch marks where it could of shorted out.  From my point of view, everything is as it should be, but the laptop will just not power on at all. Any ideas on what can be done to get this working again?













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Answer:Lenovo Ideapad Z500 won't start

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
 
Sorry to hear about the charging problem.  From what you have described and tried about the only thing left is to replace the motherboard.  The motherboard may have damage that isn't visible and without the proper testing equipment it would be difficult to locate.

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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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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..
 
 
Mod's Edit: Serial number removed for owner's protection













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Answer:Need Lenovo Ideapad Z500 Motherboard

Try Ebay.

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

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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
 
Related articles and discussion: 
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Ideapad z500 brightness can't increase
 
Update us how it goes.
 
 
Regards
 

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New US Y700 with latest bios - scrubbed Windoze because of the buggy, freezing NVidea driver and loaded Ubuntu 17.04 I would like to find the hardware address of the backlit keyboard so I can turn it on/off via a script. Also, if the keyboard is of a particular subtype, would love to know that too! While were on the subject - the hardware address of the subwoofer in alsa would be helpful too. Unix works well - had to tune some othe systemd time outs to get the machine to shutdown within a reasonable time - that was it so far.

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Hi all! So, does the Laptop have Backlit? I have no sign on the space button but i read everywhere that it should have? If it has Backlit i cant activate it with fn+space Everything else is working (fn) Thanks!

Answer:Lenovo IdeaPad Z710 59400134 backlit

Hello MisterWoo, there are models with and without backlight. Try it out. On my z710 is no light at the keyboard. There is a Hardware-Manual in the download-area where all possible parts are listet. There are also diffent wlan-adapters for example. Have a nice daythoschi





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Can someone help, please. 

Answer:Ideapad z500 keyboard backlight stopped working.

SoapForBrains wrote:Can someone help, please. From an off condition, powering up the unit should cause the backlight to switch on and then off. This is an indication that the backlight is fine. Pressing Fn + Spacebar should toggle on/off the keyboard. If you cannot obtain the indicated observations then probably you need to replace the keyboard. Try contacting Lenovo and inquire about it.

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Hi guys,  i search a solution for the following problem. I use my laptop at my office with an external mouse, keyboard and monitor. The laptop is always closed and when i go away i put it in the state of hibernate.  now coming back and always open the laptop and press the powerbutton is annoying, because the laptop is under my desk.  Is there a solution i could wake it via mouse or keyboard?   i already ticked the box for mouse and keyboard "allow to wake up on hibernate" in the device manager.  But that doesn't work. In the bios i searched for a function allow wake on usb. but i can't find any.   can anyone please try to help me?           

Answer:Ideapad z500 wake from "hibernate" using keyboard or mouse.

Dear Stormy1987
 
Welcome to Lenovo forums
 
Is the mouse and keyboard connected to the machine through USB or wireless? also please try to wake up the machine by pressing any button on the machine main keyboard and see will it wake it up or will not
 
Please let me know
 
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Hello all, I have a Lenovo Ideapad Z500 taking long time to boot (almost 30 min) The computer is stuck with black screen during 30 min, before the lenovo logo appears and then it boots fine. Before logo, just a black screen and power looks good. The problem, the fans don't work and the computer gets very warm. Sometimes, because the high-temperatures, it automatically switches down, because temperatures, before seeing the lenovo logo. With lenovo diagnosis software I have checked all the hardware, and the tools says all hardware is ok. My os is Windows 10. Could you please, somebody help me to solve this problem? I'm afraid the heat of the start could harm my computer. Why this boot is taking so long before logo? Thank you in advance, ip

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HelloI recently upgraded my windows from version 8.1 to 10And I think it's not bad, but a bit later than 8.1 booting, it's getting much faster in Windows before.But now it's a little slowIt's not a problem in running programs, but I feel this laptop is not built for Windows 10. Will there be a problem?I feel a little pressure on the laptop hardware.Is it better to go back to the previous version?It's also important to add that all drivers are safe and fully installed without problems (even the brightness problem does not exist for me)

Answer:Lenovo Ideapad Z500 Win10 Performance

It's hard to tell, without knowing your laptop's specs. Could you share you CPU model, how much RAM do you have and what SSD/HDD model you use?

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I recently installed the latest updates from "Windows Update" and much to my surprise, after trying to restart my laptop, it wouldn't do so. I tried accesing to "One Key Recovery" by pressing the novo button on the left side but it does not work. After pressing either the power or the novo button, the screen just goes black. Doesn't load either the lenovo start screen nor the windows boot one. Has anybody ever had a similar problem or knows haw to fix it? Thanks in advance.

Answer:Boot problem in Lenovo ideapad z500

Josh751 wrote:I recently installed the latest updates from "Windows Update" and much to my surprise, after trying to restart my laptop, it wouldn't do so. I tried accesing to "One Key Recovery" by pressing the novo button on the left side but it does not work. After pressing either the power or the novo button, the screen just goes black. Doesn't load either the lenovo start screen nor the windows boot one. Has anybody ever had a similar problem or knows haw to fix it? Thanks in advance.Do you have AVG installed? There is recently a problem with AVG and one of the Update.

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Hello,
          I bought a new Lenovo z500 laptop with 1 TB HDD, so now i m going to change my HDD to SDD but i don't know how to create a partion as just like my HDD, because in my original HDD it's have a partion for recovery for windows 8, so i want to know that in which software i can make the partion for the recovery then i will copy my all backup files which came from the company site for recovery ... so please help me coz i don't want to lose this great feature of recovery in my laptop.
please send me the exact software name that i can make the same partion and then i can copy all the backup files.

 
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Answer:Replacing the HDD to SDD Lenovo z500 Ideapad laptop

Did you made some changes in the partitions of your hdd? This is the partitions in the original hdd of my Z500 (except for the drive letters and the Disk number since I access it through another unit). 

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Hello Guys,recently bought Lenovo IdeaPad Z500.Although I am not a big fan of Windows 8, but I install it and now I use it.Everything is Ok. I noticed only one problem and it is with WiFi.As I start to download a film from torrent it won't download at the maximum speed my connection allows. I've tried to download the same movie with my other laptop and everything is OK. The difference is in the range of 800 - 1000 Kb/sec.I do not know whether this is a manufacturing defect or just something with WiFi card and/or driver's.Please help me.  Greetings.

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Hi.I have a laptop with windows 8.1. The problem is out of my 3 USB ports (2 USB2.0 and 1 USB 3.0) USB 3.0 does not work at all.When i try to plugin any device like a Pendrive it dosent read, if I insert a cooler it gives no power. I think it may be a hardware problem but in the device managerthere is 1 USB Root HUB(xHCI) which i think is for my 3.0, however some tabs seems to be missing like Power, Advanced.

Answer:USB 3.0 Ports not working in lenovo ideapad z500.

I had this exact same problem, an external drive only worked in right side usb 2.0 port at stupid slow speeds on my z510 i7.  I tried deleting all the choices in system devices and letting it reinstall, but that did not change anything. Lenovo gave me the worst customer service and their computers suck, this is the first time I bought one of them and will be the last.

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I have a lenovo ideapad Z500 which has 3rd gen core i7-3632QM and 8GD DDR3 RAM. I just installed black ops game, i could notice that there was huge lagging on the screen and things were very slow. My laptop was running with AC adapter. In the task manager, the speed shown is just 1.17GHz.What is actually causing lag? The laptop came with Nvidia GT740M 2GB DDR3 graphics card. I ran the game with high performance graphic processor (GT740M), but still the game lags. Is there anything i must check out with the turbo boost? The processor has a speed of 2.2GHz and can turbo boost upto 3.2GHz. Please help me out. Thanks in advance!!

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I AM FACING PROBLEM WHEN EVER I PLG IN HEADSET CONTINIOUSLY I RECEIVED MESSAGE 'YOU HAVE JUST PLUG IN AUDIO DEVICE IN PORT', EVEN WHEN I REMOVED HEADSET FROM PORT SAME MESSAGE APPEARS IN AUDIO MANGER

Answer:LENOVO IDEAPAD Z500 AUDIO DEVICE

Hi maq9882114,What's the OS that's ur using on your machine? Is it Win7,Win8 or Win8.1?Judging from your post it kinda look as if the components inside is not responding to the exit of the headphones. But that's just my guess. Have you actually tried reinstalling and installing audio drivers?

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hi to all, i've an issue with my lenovo z500 with i7 8gb ram 1 tb hard disk and windows 8.1 .  Sometimes i miss my wifi connection and the only way to solve this is to reset wifi card.Moreover , very often the connection is very very slow , and I have to disconnect and reconnect my pc to the router This is really annoying and unacceptble issue for a notebook that i bought for 800 euro!! someone has another solution for this issue ???













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Answer:LENOVO IDEAPAD Z500 WIFI ISSUE

  Sometimes i miss my wifi connection and the only way to solve this is to reset wifi card.Moreover , very often the connection is very very slow , and I have to disconnect and reconnect my pc to the router This is really annoying and unacceptble issue for a notebook that i bought for 800 euro!! someone has another solution for this issue ???

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Dear all,My new Z500 ideadPad have some wifi connection problem. It connect but often drop off . My OS is windows 7 64 bits. I tried to turn off IP helper services but problem still occurs. There are another two laptops and other devices which use same connection but no problem. There is no IP conflict, I already check that.I updated with latest wifi driver lenovo website. I also turn off power saving features that can turn off wifi in device manager.Plz help meThanksZither

Answer:Lenovo ideaPad z500 wi-fi connectivity issue

hi zither,
 
If you have the Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 2230 (wifi/bluetooth combo adapter), can you try to:
 
1. update your wireless driver below:
 
Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software and Drivers for Windows 8* (install this first)
Intel® PROSet/Wireless Bluetooth Software for Windows 8*
 
After updating the drivers, check if the wifi is now stable.
 
2. If same problem, press Winkey+R > type ncpa.cpl, On the list of connections, look for bluetooth and do a right click > disable and observe the wifi connection.
 
 
Let me know your findings,
neokenchi 

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Hi,my problem is, my Lenovo is infected by Trojan, so I wanted to reinstall it with original Windows 7 disc.Next problem is that my dvd mechanic cannot read or load the install disc.I tried also usb boot but the same result, shows blach screen and nothing.. So I tried system recovery. It shows this: Boomgr missinghttp://shockwave3.rajce.idnes.cz/Bios#20150804_125037.jpg and Bios setup is strange: http://shockwave3.rajce.idnes.cz/Bios#20150804_120852.jpg and now http://shockwave3.rajce.idnes.cz/Bios#20150804_122140.jpg so I have no idea what to do next?? Will anybody help me please. Thx 













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Answer:Bios Problem, Lenovo Ideapad Z500

Problem was in wrong usb flash disc. Solved

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i have an ideapadz500 and i'm really happy with it, but sometimes even if i'm connected to the wifi, with full strength... the web page wont open. my wifi modem is working fine. i've tried restarting the laptop .. still it didnt work.please help.

Answer:Lenovo ideaPad z500 connectivity issue

have you just tried to reset modem/router?

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I have incredimail on my z500 laptop.  I have downloaded 8.1 and since I struggle to receive my E mail via incredimail the stay in my windows mail.  It is constantly showing operation incomplete and will not let them through.  Could any of you genius out there help me please with what to do.Thankyou   It had been okay but now works very rarely.

Answer:Lenovo ideaPad z500 wi-fi connectivity issue

I assume you're using wifi? Which wireless adapter do you have?

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Hi,  I bought new z500 ideapad and funkcion buttons f11,f12 are not working  to adjust brightness. I reinstall both Nvidia and intel drivers, also uninstall/install power management but useless.  Function keys are working only when OS Windows 7 is starting, when OS is running fukction keys are without response. I also change register key , changed from value 1 to 0, also useless. Any other help or advice? Thank you













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Answer:Lenovo ideapad z500 brightness adjustment

hi shockwave3,
 
Can you try to apply the fix by s_roland on this thread (see page 2):
 
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-U-V-Z-and-P-series/Ideapad-z500-brightness-can-t-increase/td-p....
 
The solution was to:1. Clean install Windows 72. After installing Windows, install the Intel Chipset Driver and reboot.3. Install Lenovo Energy Management and reboot.
4. Install Intel Video Drive for Windows 7 64bit and reboot.
5. Pressing Fn+ F11/F12 to toggle the brightness should now work.
 
Hope this helps 

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The battery is dead. When i plug my charger in, the LED light doesn't show up and it doesn't charge. Since the battery is inside the laptop, i took it apart and removed the battery to test without but i get the same issue.Ive tested a couple of chargers but the other charger was a 19v when the laptop is 20v. Could use some help, thanks.

Answer:Lenovo Ideapad Z500 Battery Issue

Hi Joerichardsonx,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
Please check this link for a possible fix or a resolution,
 
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-P-Y-and-Z-series/Ideapad-Z400-or-Z500-battery-will-not-charge-pl...
 
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-P-Y-and-Z-series/Conservation-Mode-in-Lenovo-Energy-Manager-plug...
 
 
 
Hope this helps
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Hi, My laptop is Lenovo Ideapad Z500 touch. Do any of you know the process to get Windows 7 installed on this machine?Also, My laptop is very slow. It takes atlease 5 to 10 minutes to respond when I login. Please help me to speed up the same. I have disabled most startup applicatons. But still its very slow.  

Answer:Lenovo Ideapad Z500 Touch - very slow and about Wi...

rushyendar wrote:Hi, My laptop is Lenovo Ideapad Z500 touch. Do any of you know the process to get Windows 7 installed on this machine?Also, My laptop is very slow. It takes atlease 5 to 10 minutes to respond when I login. Please help me to speed up the same. I have disabled most startup applicatons. But still its very slow.   What operating system is it currently using? How long have you had the laptop? Do you have an antivirus software installed? Is it HDD or SSD?

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Hello everyone! I have trouble setting function keys (F1-F12) to regular setup, where F4 is actually F4, instead of Fn + F4. Is there any option to set it? I'm looking for built-in way, not using external programs if it's possible. Any help would be appreciated! Greetings,Kolotyty P.S. I'm running Windows 8Specs: down on this link click













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Answer:[Lenovo ideapad Z500] Fn + function keys

hellooo experts,i have the same problem. Who can help me ????thanks very much...

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Hello,

Since installing the Windows 10 upgrade, my lenvono ideapad z500,the system does not recognize the up or down depending on the brightness of the screenalways remains fixed at 100% of maximum screen brightness, then perform uninstalling the software display driver which is intel hd 4000 graphics adapter changing it by microsoft basic screen and if this basic controller allows adjustment of the maximum intensity between 100 % and 0 % minimum adjustment screen brightness. But if I go back and update the driver for the Intel HD Graphics 4000, returns and function brightness adjustment is disabled, to stay set to the maximum brightness setting the screen.
Being all for now, I await a reply.Yours sincerely.Paola

Answer:Brightness display lenovo Ideapad Z500

<p>Currently there is no driver for z500 for win 10.for now you can install windows 8.1 driver.that helped me for now.and now everything works fine</p>

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I recently tried to turn on my z500 after dropping it on the charging port whilst it was charging. However, after trying to turn it on it wouldnt start. I have tried the hard reset of pressing the button every 1 second 10 times and then holding the power button for 30 seconds.I have also replaced the charging cable inside the laptop and also used a spare charger.  Disconnecting the battery does not resolve the issue eitherWhen plugging in the charger, the battery light does not light up as well.Is there any solution to this? Thanks!

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My ideapad will not update and now has approx. 164 to do. it looks like it is installing but then on the restart it reverts back to previous settings.

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Hi to everyone, i want a simple information. Are SDXC cards compatible with the multi card reader installed on this laptop? (I have to buy that kind of SD card and i want to be sure that won't be any problem)Thanks to all.

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Hello  I'm new here so if i'm not posting this in the right place please correct me  Anyway , im here because i recently bought a new lenovo ideapad notebook Z500 , and just out of curiosity i want to know if the charger i got with it is the original one made for this computer , i mean is there a place where i can check with the serial number , id ... of both laptop and charger  Thanks for your time

Answer:Lenovo ideapad z500 charger authenticity

Hi Griwwi,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
I understand your concern, but these are internal information and not available online for confirmation. Hence, I would suggest you to contact our Technical Support for further Assistance to get the regarding the concern.
 
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
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Hey guys,I own an IdeaPad Z500, with a ST500LM012 HN-M500MBB 500 GB HDD made by Samsung.I would like to make an upgrade with a 1TB HDD, which I would place in the HDD Caddy (DVD/CD Drive replacement).And I was also planning to get a Samsung 840 EVO SSD, which I would place in the primary HDD slot.BUT, the HDD I have at the moment is 9,5mm thick. And the 840 EVO is 7mm thick. Will I have any problems installing it in the primary HDD slot?And is there any chance I can fit a 12,5mm HDD either in the primary HDD slot or in the HDD caddy?I'm terribly sorry for my English, it's not my native tongue.Thanks in advance.













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Answer:Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 HDD thickness; SSD replacement

medo994 wrote: ...HDD I have at the moment is 9,5mm thick. And the 840 EVO is 7mm thick. Will I have any problems installing it in the primary HDD slot? Answer: Page 71 of the Hardware maintenance manual states 9.5 mm hdd/sdd can be used. If you have the 7.0mm drive it can also be accomodated. medo994 wrote: ...And is there any chance I can fit a 12,5mm HDD either in the primary HDD slot or in the HDD caddy? Answer: For the primary hdd slot, the hdd/ssd mounting cage is designed for 9.5mm, thus a 7.0mm or 9.5mm hdd/ssd will fit. However, a 12.5 mm will not fit. For the caddy, you will have to consult the caddy specs if it will accomodate a 12.5mm hdd. Also you may have to check the dimension of the caddy against the ODD to see if it will fit in the ODD slot.

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Hi, My laptop is Lenovo Ideapad Z500 touch. Do any of you know the process to get Windows 7 installed on this machine?Also, My laptop is very slow. It takes atlease 5 to 10 minutes to respond when I login. Please help me to speed up the same. I have disabled most startup applicatons. But still its very slow.  

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I have an ideapad z500 which I'm happy for, but it annoys me that when 'm at my college I can't properly connect to the wi-fi the school has. When I connect, I'm on for usually about half an hour, but then I get the "limited connection" yellow triangle and I have to deactivate the networkcard before I can get a normal connectionOther times I simply just can't connect, it tries but it fails. When it does, I have to reboot the computer before it succeeds, and that's no good when you are working on a project.At home i have no problems, it works nicely.Also, if there are anybody who knows how to enable the WiDi on the z500, it would be greatly appreciated. I hope there are some of you tech savvy's who can help me out.  PS: My PC is running Win 8 with the Intel Centrino n2230, Intel 3rd. gen i7 (3632qm)













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Answer:Lenovo ideaPad z500 wi-fi connectivity issue

hi Angu_b,
 
If your school uses a cisco router, check this KB article from microsoft. You may also check this limited connectivity fix
 
For the Intel Wireless Display with a Netgear Push to TV Adapter, check this article on how to make the WiDi work on Windows 8.
 
 
Hope this helps.

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I have a Lenovo Flex 2-15 that doesn't have a backlit keyboard. I know that the keybord can be taken off, so can the non-backlit keyboard be replaced by a backlit version. Would the process void the warranty and where can I buy the backlit keyboard replacement?

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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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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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The hard drive died so I bought and installed an SSD into the system, fresh install of Windows 10 64bit. I have managed to find the chipset and other basic drivers but have no ability to turn the backlight of the keyboard on or adjust the screen brightness. I believe the brightness of the screen can be resolved by rolling back to a previous intel HD driver however no matter what I have tried cannot get the backlight of the keyboard to function. Any assisstance would be greatly appreciated!

Answer:Ideapad z500: Keyboard backlight/Screen brightness not working

Please check this link which claimed to solve the problem on brightness.

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Hello everyone, I was thinking in replacing my Intel Core i5 processor with the i7 3632QM. (I looked up into the online  z500 Hardware maintenance manual and that model was included), So I'm posting here in order to know if somebody made the same change and If it was worthy. I searched for the component and the only reliable online shop was this one > http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Intel-Core-i7-3632QM-Processor-6M-Cache-up-to-3-20-GHz-rPGA-... But I don't know If it will work 100% sure, or if there is any guarantee it will be worthy.  (And no, I don't want to change laptop). Thank you for your help.

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Hi,I bought this lenovo 510P in 2013 before christmas. Its screen started flickering right from the start. The problem is worse when there is more black space on the screen. Now it is getting worse. I have tried every thing, rebooting, reinstalling drivers etc. It does not work.Is there a solution for it? It has such a high quality display but I cant even watch movies because of the flickerThanks

Answer:Lenovo Ideapad Z500 Touch Screen Flickering!

ayeshamasod wrote:Hi,I bought this lenovo 510P in 2013 before christmas. Its screen started flickering right from the start. The problem is worse when there is more black space on the screen. Now it is getting worse. I have tried every thing, rebooting, reinstalling drivers etc. It does not work.Is there a solution for it? It has such a high quality display but I cant even watch movies because of the flickerThanksThe title refers to the Z500 model and your query refers to the 510p model. So which one is it?

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Dear All,I installed Linux mint in my Lenova Ideapad z500 (windows 8 preinstalled without any dvd). Linux mint asked me to create a partition on the hard drive where windows 8 is also installed. I did. Linux mint worked fine but I could not boot my Windows 8! Then I used few boot utilities and I was successful to start Windows 8. While I was in windows I deleted the linux mint partition. But now when I try to boot windows 8, the boot process begins and I get an error message that something went wrong and the boot process must restart...and the loop repeats again and again! Lenovo has a one key recovery...I tried it but it does not work! I used Ubuntu live CD and made a picture (attached) of my different partitions of my hard drive. I marked the two partitions in red which were together before installing linux mint. My questions is can I merge this two partitions? Will it solve the problem? I will appreciate any suggestions very much.ThanksShariful 

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Hi,I have a problem.Since this morning my lenovo ideapad z500 battery won't charge and if I unplug the laptop it shuts down.I've downloaded and started battery firmware update and there was text saying:"Now configuring the program" . And it was stuck like that for at least half hour and when I pressed cancel and restarted battery firmware update it displayed error that said: "This system is not supported or is not configured for battery firmware update" Please help me.I have windows 7

Answer:Help Lenovo ideapad z500 battery plugged in not charging

Hi Luca_z500,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
As per the query we understood that you are facing an issue with system not charging on your Ideapad Z500.
 
Run the system restore to earlier date and check if the issue still persists, if occurs then perform below troubleshooting steps.
 
To resolve this issue please restart the system connecting ?Power Adapter?. Wait till the system boot completely and then go to ?Device Manager? then uninstall ?Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery? under battery option. After uninstalling shutdown the system, remove ?Power Adapter? and reconnect, then switch ON the system and check if the issue has been resolved.
 
Please click here to visit the Lenovo support link and select your region to get the contact number.
 
Hope this helps!
 
Best regards,
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Helloto the point: i want to underclock the speed of memory from 1333 to 800. But to do that, i need to go into BIOS Advanced option (chipset) and here is the problem. There is no advanced option in my BIOS version 3.7 in my Z500 ideapad. Is there any chance of getting there ? Or this option is locked ? 

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Looking for a fix to this screen flickering issue on my Lenovo Ideapad Z500 Touch Screen Notebook. I took it to the Service Center and the technicians there changed the LCD cable that connects the screen with the motherboard. Still, The problem persists. The engineers over there do not seem to have a clue whether this problem is Hardware or Software and I don't wish to unnecessary get my machine disassembled again. This flicker does not happen continuously though. My notebook works fine if i keep it unmoved on the desk. But the moment i try to adjust the lid or move my notebook around, the flickering starts. To stop it, I simply put my machine on sleep mode or close the lid for 5 odd minutes. Upon wake up, The Screen again appears to work fine minus any flicker. Would appreciate any help in this regard. I have also captured a Video of the problem. Please Refer: http://youtu.be/kp12dYt6OWE  

Answer:Lenovo Ideapad Z500 Touch Screen Flickering!

I am having the same problem.  The screen, it seems to be the touch screen like someone is touching it, Also, magnifies in and out.  If I move the laptop, or the screen that can cause it to start.  Or it just starts by its self, if I leave it on, when I come back it flickering.  I have to close it down and start all over again.I took it to a shop, they tried a few things but couldn't fix it, some suggestions: they thought it might be something to do with the graphics?? Maybe!   If anybody has this problem and sloved it, be really good to hear from you.

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Hello.I recently bought an IdeaPad Z500 which features a Nvidia GT 740M 2GB video card.Even if the card is 64 bit the results I'm getting with it on 1366x768 resolution are quite poor compared with others with the same video card.The score I get in Windows 7 64bit WEI is only 4.8 on Graphics (compared with 5.9 with a GT 420M built 3 years ago)In the Nvidia control panel settings is the GT 740M card set as default card for applications.The driver is the latest for both Nvidia (332.21) and Intel HD4000 (8.15.10.2712).Any ideas on what could be the problem ? http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a176/Bupitz/PerformanceGt740M_zpsef439dad.jpghttp://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a176/Bupitz/GT740MLenovoZ500_zpsae33c5b9.jpghttp://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a176/Bupitz/NvidiaSettings_zps5e68ac7c.jpg Regards,  Bupitz

Answer:Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 poor video performance

hi Bupitz,
 
Welcome to the Lenovo Forums.
 
As you have both Intel and Nvidia GPU, the system utilizies the Nvidia Optimus Technology to switch between Intel and Nvidia GPU. The Graphics score of 4.8 on the screenshot is most likely due to the Intel GPU that the system is utilizing and the 3D Business and Gaming Graphics score of 6.7 is due to the Nvidia GPU kicking in.
 
From the above results, is the unit with a GT 420M GPU that's getting a 5.9 score on WEI running on Nvidia Optimus too?
 
Other things that you can try to maximize the use of the Nvidia GPU:
1. Set the power settings to high performance and ensure PCIe Link State Power Management is OFF.
2. Configure Nvidia Control Panel's "Power management mode" from Adaptive to Maximum Performance
   - see guide here
3. Follow this guide on how to add an app to use with the Nvidia Optimus Technology and observe
 
As an alternative to Windows Experience Index, consider running Passmark's Performance Test on the Ideapad Z500 and run a 2D/3D Graphics benchmark then compare the results to unit running a GT420M GPU.
 
 
Regards

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Since I installed windows 8.1 I have been experiencing issues while shutting down. It looks like windows is shutting down correctly, then the screen goes black and it hangs for like 10-15 minutes with the fan still spinning and the leds still on. After a while the system restarts, even when I clicked shutdown. This happens for shutdown, restart and when it goes to sleep. The only way to shut down the system right now is to hold the power button and kill the power. Windows does not give any errors in the logs. I tried updating all drivers, disabling fast boot in the power options and tried changing several power options. Nothing changed.Could someone please help me out?













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Hell my lenovo z500 ideapad takes 5-10 minute to boot up, but after working well. The system is fresh newer installed windows 7. I try windows 8 and 10 aswell but is same. I check the ram and hdd for any fault or error but all just fine. i really dont know whats wrong with it. Somebody can help me pls?

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Hello everyone,I have Lenovo ideapad z500 has windows 8.1 operating system, I couldn't find any driver for the usb portsi tried to fix it but it's uselesscan you help me?some screenshots, it might help:
 
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