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Question: Z580 Battery Issues (Or WIndows, Or Drivers??)

Greetings! I purchased a Lenovo Z580 laptop and got the hard drive replaced by a samsung 830 series SSD (128GB) with a fresh W7 install, the store put the 750GB harddrive into an external enclosure and I all this was at a very neat price. The laptop was awesome. But for the battery. From day one i had issues of battery lasting only 1.5 to 2 hours on a full charge. I did the following checks:1. Made sure all device drivers were installed from Lenovo website (or from hard drive OEM folder, whichever were latest). I did this first because the SSD had a fresh W7 install.2. Made sure all windows updates were installed3. Levono power management was set for Battery Fully Charged Mode and not Battery protection mode (where battery capacity is limited to, well, less than 100%) Problem was unresolved. I called the store and they gave me a new battery, no questions asked. Din't fix the problem.Then they gave me a new laptop, with the same SSD put in. Didn't work. This was two weeks into buying the laptop. I asked them to put the old 750GB HDD in thinking maybe its the SSD. Didn't fix the problem. (At this stage the laptop was as good as out of the box and I was sure SSD didnt cause the problem). I dont want to ask for money back because I need exactly the configuration present in this laptop, and at the price I got it, it's not possible (at least in The Netherlands). Also, it's sold out. Aside from this issue, the laptop is perfect. Meanwhile, I ran the powercfg -energy and found the some USB devices were not entering powersave mode. Output below: ErrorsUSB Suspend:USB Device not Entering SuspendThe USB device did not enter the Suspend state. Processor power management may be prevented if a USB device does not enter the Suspend state when not in use.Device Name Broadcom Bluetooth 4.0 USBHost Controller ID PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E26Host Controller Location PCI bus 0, device 29, function 0Device ID USB\VID_0489&PID_E032Port Path 1,4USB Suspend:USB Device not Entering SuspendThe USB device did not enter the Suspend state. Processor power management may be prevented if a USB device does not enter the Suspend state when not in use.Device Name USB Root HubHost Controller ID PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E26Host Controller Location PCI bus 0, device 29, function 0Device ID USB\VID_8086&PID_1E26Port PathUSB Suspend:USB Device not Entering SuspendThe USB device did not enter the Suspend state. Processor power management may be prevented if a USB device does not enter the Suspend state when not in use.Device Name Generic USB HubHost Controller ID PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E26Host Controller Location PCI bus 0, device 29, function 0Device ID USB\VID_8087&PID_0024Port Path 1CPU Utilizationrocessor utilization is highThe average processor utilization during the trace was high. The system will consume less power when the average processor utilization is very low. Review processor utilization for individual processes to determine which applications and services contribute the most to total processor utilization.Average Utilization (%) 6.49I made the fixes mentioned on a few places on the internet, and well, those things are now gone. Maybe the situation is better now, but now i get around 3 hours on a charge. I also noticed in Advanced power settings of all profiles that minimum processor state on battery was 5%, i changed it to 0%. Why not. Now, the only thing that kind of bothers me is the continuous fan on the side of the laptop. It's on all the time. Is that normal? Its not particularly noisy but when I hold up my ear i can imagine the fan is quite busy. I changed the "Thermal Managment" to "Super Silent" and the noise reduces, and battery uptime goes up to 4 hours. Still not nearly there. I expect at least 6 hours for a new laptop. My gut feeling is something to do with drivers (still) or some power management issue between intel 4000 onboard graphics and the nvidia chipset. In BIOS I can select Optimus (both) or intel only. But ideally I would like to make use of the nvidia gerforce and permanently switch off the intel 4000. How can I do it safely? I dont want to go to device manager and disable it. If my display is using intel at that moment, its all gone then. Isn't it? But before I go in that direction, am I missing something? How can a Lenovo offer only 4 hours of battery out of the box? Is the problem with my expectation?













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Answer: Z580 Battery Issues (Or WIndows, Or Drivers??)

i am getting around 3hrs+ backup on full charge too so i think its normal?? well i expected more too but idk well i was not looking into it but if you get it to give such backup somehow plz share

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Hi! I have a Lenovo Z580 i5, 8GB RAM, Nvidia GT 630M.  I was running Windows 7 with good 5-6 hours battery but I've upgraded to Windows 8 (64bit) and ever since I'd be lucky to get even 1-2 hours running on battery. I've tried upgrading all of the drivers on the Lenovo site and the energy management is set for longest battery life, I can't get to the bottom of why it is happening. It seems the only option is to wipe the system and reinstall Windows 8 from scratch but I'd really rather not do that if possible. Any advice?

Answer:Z580 Windows 8 Battery Issues

I dont know how you were getting 5-6 were you using a word processor with no wifi and low brightness, because i only get 3h34m on Win7 according to battery bar on my z580 just browsing the internet, i have only a 6 cell battery do you have a 9 or 12 cell??? John.





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Hi, Recently I purchased a Lenovo product, the Idea pad z580. I have a number of issues. I would really appreciate answers. The thermal management doesn't does not seem to work. Firstly it starts up, I see the interface. I can click around etc, change the power options to power saving, balanced or performance, however, when I don't have the battery plugged in,(Running off battery not AC adapter) none of those options seems to actually take affect, I load of Guildwars 2, and it lags quite badly but I get stable temperatures of 62 degrees. I also see that the core clocks of the Graphics card are under clocked, and changing to performance mode makes no difference, Now, If I plug the laptop in, (Running from AC adapter) it seems the laptop only then bumps up to performance mode. Games start up, laptop reaches a max temp of 93 degrees for the GPU. I want to know how I can fix this issue? If the laptop is plugged in, why can I not run it as if it were on balance mode. and if its unplugged why cant I run it on performance mode. (Please not that if I put the EM to performance mode, the needles doesnt change to balance mode when unplugged, it stays on performance mode, but runs as if its on balance mode, and visa versa). Another thing, if I press the touch button (moon with star above) at the top of my laionsptop I get different thermal options, however the only option I can select and that makes any audable or visual difference is the dust removal. ... Read more

Answer:Z580- Energy management issues, High Temps and battery issues, PLEASE ASSIST!

Do you have an Nvidia graphics card, or just the Intel HD4000 in your CPU. If you have an Nvidia, try turning it off in the bios under optimius, and see what your temps are like, upto 90c is acceptable while gaming but no higher John.





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I've got an Ideapad Z580, purchased 6 months ago. Basically I can no longer recharge the battery, which shows 0%. The PC shuts down immediately when AC power is switched off. The blue battery light remains on when it's running on AC.  Windows 7 comes up with "consider replacing your battery". Lenovo energy management says the condition of the battery is "poor". I've tried many of the suggestions posted here to try and reset things because a battery failing after 6 months (if that's what it turns out to be), is quite frankly poor. This is what I've done/not done: 1. Battery gauge test (Lenovo energy management) - this completed in 2 minutes! (essentially battery indicator showed it was charging but with a red line around it, then it stopped charging). 2. AC power adapter removed, battery removed, power button held down etc. etc. etc. - same result, no charging. 3. Device manager - ACPI delete (I'm not doing this) - how can uninstaling and reinstalling it sort the problem out? 4. Replaced battery with a new one (not Lenovo but said to be compatible) and tried again. Still would not charge, and this time the battery light blinked orange continually (I suspect because the PC was unhappy the battery was not a Lenovo original). I'm based in the UK and purchased this PC from a local retailer. Has anyone in the UK had any similar experiences, and if so, were you able to find a resolution without having to contact Lenovo? If I contact Lenovo (th... Read more

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I updated my lenovo z580 laptop from windows 7 home basic to windows 8 pro. I found a lot of issues like compatibility issues and some issues with internet explorer, mutesync, and many more.I ran system file checker using command prompt and it solved all those issues. But then I found issues with wifi and Bluetooth, like in settings-> wireless-> both the wifi and Bluetooth can not be made ON.  So please can someone help me out with this issues. 













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Answer:Issues regarding wireless lan drivers in z580

Dear Customer
 
Welcome in lenovo forums
 
If the drivers are installed properly in the device manager so you will need to flash the Bios
 
Thanks
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Hi, I have a Z580 ideapad (i3), since I upgraded my computer with windows 8 pro, the battery life is about 2 hours only:  Power saver mode + brightness 50% + Nvidia card is off (instead of + than 4h  with Win 7). And since that time, the fan is always on and the fan control button is not working.All the driver are up to date, i have the last "lenovo battery manager" installed. Do you know if a fix or a bios update is available for this computer?  Thanks in advance! JC

Answer:Z580 with windows 8: very poor battery life

Hi sika95Actually the lenovo battery manager of windows 8 is bugged and doesn't allow some features to work. This is being discussed herehttp://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-U-V-Z-and-P-series/Z570-Lenovo-Energy-Management-for-Windows-8...The temporary fix is to use the windows 7 lenovo power manager. You can download it from the driver page.Regards





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When will the Lenovo z580 drivers for windows 8 will be released ?
 
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Answer:z580 Windows 8 drivers

? assume when Windows 8 is released.in October.

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I downloaded the drivers from Lenovo's site but nothing seems to work !!!Only wlan and nvidia driver installedAny help ??Audio doesnt install, dolby features arent available, i'm missing the sound

Answer:WIndows 8 Professional x64 Z580 drivers

its weird that all the drivers are not working except the WLAN and nVidia.There are some problems with some lenovo drivers for windows 8we had a problem with the lenovo energy management for windows 8 http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Windows-8/Z570-Lenovo-Energy-Management-for-Windows-8/td-p/856023 since its release and no fix till nowtry to look for the drivers from the manufacturer site like if you have intel HD display adapter try to download the driver from intel website till lenovo release a working drivers





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hi everyone ,i tried to search the forum for answers to my queries but couldn't find one.so i am creating a new thread.here are my problems. Compatibility issue between your power management system and Windows.Your power management system isn't compatible with this version of Windows.The model name of your power management system is Lenovo ACPI-Compliant Virtual Power Controller. 2. Your memory card reader is missing a driver.The model name of your memory card reader is RTS5139/RTS5129. 3. Two finger tap for right click on my touchpad doesn't work.Hope you guys can help.  





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Hello, I upgraded my Lenovo Z580 to Win 10. Two major issues I have are:1.) cannot decrease or control my screen brightness2.) cannot do two finger right click on touchpad Can anyone help please. -Vikas

Answer:Windows 10 Lenovo Z580 issues

vikas189 wrote:Hello, I upgraded my Lenovo Z580 to Win 10. Two major issues I have are:1.) cannot decrease or control my screen brightness2.) cannot do two finger right click on touchpad Can anyone help please. -VikasThe general solution for problems resulting from an upgrade to Win 10 is to reinstall the previous drivers. In your case, for #1, reinstall Intel hd xxxx driver, and for #2, the touchpad driver. Try to solve the problems one by one. 

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I recently upgraded my Z580 to Windows 8.1 x64 from Windows 8x64 Some Windows 8.1 drivers work, for some things I had to use Windows 8 drivers But the touchpad isn't registering a two finger click as a right click on either of the driversIt used to work fine on Windows 8 but  I have to use the button to right click which is uncomfortableTwo finger scrolling works fine, pinch zoom gesture works fine, even Windows 8 screen edge gestures work perfectly Anyone else with the same issues or any know-how on how to solve this problem ???













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Answer:Z580 Touchpad issues on Windows 8.1

No one faced this problem, may be something atleast, help :'( 

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SM Bus ControllerPCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E22&SUBSYS_397717AA&REV_04Universal Serial Bus (USB) ControllerPCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E31&SUBSYS_397717AA&REV_04unknown device ACPI\VPC2004 USB2.0-CRWUSB\VID_0BDA&PID_0139&REV_3960 drivers needed for windows 7 64bit thanks













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Answer:z580 windows 7 64bit install drivers needed

Here are the support pages for your Z580:
http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/ideapad-z-series-laptops/ideapad-z580
 
You can use the OS drop-down to limit the display to Win7x64 drivers to see what's available. The chipset driver *may* address a couple of your listed items. The others may require deeper digging.
 
Regards.

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Has anyone who's been experiencing networking issues on 8.1 managed to fix them yet? I have a lenovo z580 that came preinstalled with windows 8I could use wired or wireless connection perfectly on win 8. I then upgraded to 8.1, had so many networking issues I downgraded to win 7. On win 7 it worked perfectly again (used it for 8 months with no issue). Dual boot win 7 alongside various distros of linux, after some issues with drivers at the beginning linux also works perfectly. Decided to give windows 8 another go yesterday. Clean installed windows 8 (hard drive reformatted), networking is working perfectly. Updated to 8.1 and it has limited connectivity on wifi immediately, installing the latest drivers from lenovo website, does NOT fix the issue, (had to use hp drivers to get any internet connection at all.) So with the new wireless drivers it only half works, I can use the internet but I get constant time-outs and disconnects on any website (again everything worked perfectly on win8 and win7), even typing this I'm getting errors as the page updates. If I ping my own router you will get succesful replys with occasional timeouts (between 10% and 20% of packets are lost) I have the exact same problem when using a wired connection. I can see from other forum topics this issue is affecting many lenovo products, and many from other manufacturers as well. Does anyone have a solution? Do Lenovo have a solution? EDIT&n... Read more

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I have recently bought IdeaPad Z580 in 'NO OS' option.I installed a fresh new Windows 7 Professional (64 bit) and started installing various drivers from the lenovo website.I managed to install drivers for chipset, Intel HD Graphics 4000 but I cannot install drivers for GeForce 635M. In Device Manager my GeForce is identified as "Standard VGA Device"; I tried all avaible drivers from website; I have Optimus option enabled in BIOS, I tried with both UEFI enabled and disabled; every time the driver installer states that it "could not find compatible hardware". I even went to NVIDIA support page and run their scanning utility; it detected GeForce 635M, but refused to install any drivers because I should use drivers provided by laptop manufacturer. What shall I do to enable second video card?













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Answer:Z580 - Drivers for GeForce 635M on freshly installed Windows 7

Good day and welcome to the community.
 
I believe that the Optimus driver package also installs support for the HD4000, but I don't know this for absolute certain. You may wish to try removing the HD4000 package and installing the Win7 Optimus package available from your Device Driver Matrix.
 
Hopefully, other members will see your query soon and share their personal experience.
 
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I just formatted and installed.Drivers missing after a Windows 8 Pro x64 UEFI Install Here is a snapshot:   1) Why Windows UEFI'ed installed couln't be able to detect THOSE 3 DEVICES thus INSTALLING THEIR DRIVERS? 2) Windows Legacy Instaled misses not only 3 but 6 devices. 3) Last but not least, although identified my wireless card (BroadCom 802.11n) hence Wi-Fi drivers are installed by Win8 themselves, by connection speed is way to slow........ HELP and explain please!!

Answer:Drivers missing after a Windows 8 Pro x64 UEFI Install on a Lenovo Z580 ideapad

Hello NikosGr, Windows 8 is still a new Operating System, therefore glitches still need to be worked out in future updates. Make sure to go to Lenovo's support website and see if there are any drivers for those devices for Windows 8. Try the Windows 7 drivers too as some of those will work with Windows 8. As for the Broadcom card being slow, they are decent cards, but not the best. I've had issues with mine when I first got my laptop. Hope that helps.





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I just formatted and installed.
Drivers missing after a Windows 8 Pro x64 UEFI Install
Here is a snapshot:


1) Why Windows UEFI'ed installed couln't be able to detect THOSE 3 DEVICES thus INSTALLING THEIR DRIVERS?
2) Windows Legacy Instaled misses not only 3 but 6 devices.
3) Last but not least, although identified my wireless card (BroadCom 802.11n) hence Wi-Fi drivers are installed by Windows 8 themselves, by connection speed is way to slow........
HELP and explain please!!
 

Answer:Drivers missing after a Windows 8 Pro x64 UEFI Install on a Lenovo Z580 ideapad

Lenovo Z580 comes with Windows 8 preinstalled, I don't understand what you were trying to achieve? :huh:

Is this after converting to GPT / UEFI . Am bit confused.
 

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Lenovo Ideapad z580 Win10 64 I updated the bios with the private update (I know now that I should have used the public update) Then it showed this menu:http://i.imgur.com/kZaO2tf.jpg Whenever I selected HDD, the screen would go black for a couple of seconds and return to this menu. I fixed it by going into BIOS and changing bootmode from UEFI to Legacy. it booted but now everything is slow. It takes 5 mins to boot up and a further 15 minutes to reach usable speeds (I only have 4 startup programs). I tried changing it back to UEFI and it gives me the same problem as shown in the picture. I tried installing the public update, but it says that I cannot update as the current bios version is the same or newer. I went into BIOS and enabled BIOS back flash, and now when I try to start the public update, it just crashes. I also cannot access the start menu (this problem may be seperate and unrelated) I have backed up files and am prepared to do a clean reinstall of Win10, but I feel this won't work as it's a BIOS issue. The computer is unusably slow: what should I do? Thanks  

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Lenovo Ideapad z580 Win10 64 I updated the bios with the private update (I know now that I should have used the public update) Then it showed this menu:http://i.imgur.com/kZaO2tf.jpg Whenever I selected HDD, the screen would go black for a couple of seconds and return to this menu. I fixed it by going into BIOS and changing bootmode from UEFI to Legacy. it booted but now everything is slow. It takes 5 mins to boot up and a further 15 minutes to reach usable speeds (I only have 4 startup programs). I tried changing it back to UEFI and it gives me the same problem as shown in the picture. I tried installing the public update, but it says that I cannot update as the current bios version is the same or newer. I went into BIOS and enabled BIOS back flash, and now when I try to start the public update, it just crashes. I also cannot access the start menu (this problem may be seperate and unrelated) I have backed up files and am prepared to do a clean reinstall of Win10, but I feel this won't work as it's a BIOS issue. The computer is unusably slow: what should I do? Thanks

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HI all, I have a Z580 and it was working fine until yesterday. My mic does not work with the Realtek drivers anymore. I've isolated the problem and I am pretty sure the issue is from the Realtek drivers. However I need the Realtek driver for Dolby V4 to work.  Here's a break down of my problem.Realtek Hd settings does  detect my mic however it only registers a sound when I click the remote.( I use a headphones with remote and mic)I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the Realtek audio drivers but that did not help. I completely removed Realtek Hd settings and the mic started working flawlessly again. Can anyone help me?   z580Windows 8

Answer:Z580 External Mic does not work with Realtek drivers but works with default windows 8 driver.

hi LeDodo,
 
      Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
Before i suggest to do a complete uninstall of you Audio driver can you share if this folder is available on your computer,
 
Open your Drive "C:" under My Computer then go to
               /Drivers
               /Realtek Audio Driver
               /PCEE4
And inside PCEE4 there should be a Dolby home theater v4
 
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I have been having many problems with my Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 1051. They all have arisen after a clean installation of Windows 10 (in order to solve some previous problems). I will list then one by one and, lo and behold!, they are a lot! 1) The touchscreen is not working. I completed the installation using a USB mouse and keyboard, so I did not notice until I was in the Windows environment and tried to use the screen. In Device Manager, under Human Interface Devices, HID-compliant touchscreen is nowhere to be found. It is not just uninstalled, since I can't find it even when viewing the hidden devices. However, it is not a hardware issue, as I can normally use the touchscreen in the BIOS. 2) No battery icon in taskbar. The battery icon in the taskbar has disappeared. It is not on the pop-up menu, and at Taskbar setting, at "Turn system icons on or off", the battery section is completely greyed out and I can't do anything. To make matters worse, in Device Manager, under Batteries, there is no ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery, as there should normally be. As with the touchscreen, I can't find this even after viewing hidden devices. At setting, in Troubleshoot, troubleshooting for battery issues gives me nothing. The issue with this is I don't know my battery percentage, and that the tablet just turns off while trying to troubleshoot everything, as I don't even get the message about low battery. However, it does charge normally (or so I assume). 3)... Read more

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Previously I reported in this thread that the power mangement driver causes issues such as it not remembering my battery charging settings. Even after updating the BIOS to v39 and updated the LEM to v1.0.0.35, the issue is still present!!!  It has been months and Lenovo still hasn't addressed the issue!!! After troubleshooting, I think I have figured out what is causing the issue. It all boils down the the sequence of events on how I turn on/off my laptop and the charging state it is in. Lets take for example the following two cases: Case 1: No issue here! LEM does remember my settings!1) Charger connected to laptop2) Shut down laptop3) Remove charger4) Reconnect charger5) Turn on laptop Case 2: ISSUES here!!!1) Charger connected to laptop2) Shut down laptop3) Remove charger4) Turn on laptop5) Connect charger even before Windows boots It seems that the drivers is having issues remember my settings if I turn on my laptop without keeping the previous charging state! In Case 2, other issues also occur such has remembering my touchpad settings or dual monitor settings... Touchpad settings issue in case 2: If I had my external USB mouse connected before shutting down, after restarting my trackpad won't work even after pressing FN + F6. This is a big issue for me during traveling. In case I don't have my USB mouse, I can't even use the trackpad. To resolve this issue, I have to hold the power button to shut down the laptop and restart the laptop to get... Read more

Answer:Poor Power Management Drivers Causing Issues to Battery, Trackpad, Monitor Settings

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Question: Battery for Z580

I believe we need to replace the battery in our Z580 IdeaPad.  Which battery do I need?  The Lenovo website doesn't seem to list a replacement.













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Answer:Battery for Z580

Dear Spooky,
 
Welcome in lenovo community,
 
To know about how to replace your battery, you may need to contact lenovo service at your country,
 
Kindly find the link below for more details,
 
http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/landingpage/contact/?footer-id=contact_us
 
Also you can share your problem with us, and we will try to provide a solution, if possible.
 
Regards,
Joseph

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Question: Z580 Battery Life

Hi, I bought my Z580 on March 2012, I've been using it everyday since then(always at %60 charge). While it is fully charged it lasts 50 mins(idle), 30(surfing).  You may say it's been 3 years, it's normal but when it came it was lasting 1-2 hours. What is its' average battery life, i wonder? I checked online and people say it lasts 3-4 hours. Is something wrong with my battery.   Battery Wear Level is at %17(Checked it with AIDA64) My specs,INTEL I5-3210MNVIDIA 630M 2GB - INTEL HD 400012GB RAM500GB HDD - 128GB SSD 

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I just bought Lenovo Z580 i5 version that come with a Nivida card about 5 days ago and the battery is about an hour an a half,  when I first used it, it gave me conflicting battery indicators so it give for example 50% 1 hour and then if I check afterward it gives me a higher number like 2 hours or so.  the problem is now at a full charge and just internet usage it gives me 1 and half hour my question is such battery life normal it's much lower than advertised not even 2 or 3 hours

Answer:Lenovo z580 battery

Do not game on battery, it will kill it, for internet browsing you should get 3-4hrs , have you checked your battery wear or done a battery calibrate.Check the wear with the program below.http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.htmlJohn.





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HiI am looking to save a bit by not charging my battery cuz I am using my laptop constantly plugged.Is there some option that would allow me to not charge the battery till it drops below 10%. Is removing the battery the only solution?if I remove my battery and there is suddently a blackout do I lose all what I have been working on or does the laptop save that?Cuz many times when similar happens and the battery is in I can just turn on and continue from where I left,while without the battery I have to turn on and wait for the laptop to start again. Also,can you tell me how much this laptop consumes electric energy per hour?(I figure around 40W,but I could be wrong)

Answer:Lenovo Z580 battery & charging

hi blackdragonstor,
 
Thanks for Posting
 
I suggest checking this page
http://batterycare.net/en/guide.html
 
Try checking the article
Should I remove the battery when A/C is plugged in?
and 
Battery discharges
 
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The charging port on my Z580 has broken and I need to do a factory reset to wipe my data as I have been sent a replacement and need to return the original. Is it possible to reset with only battery power? I'm running out of time (and charge).
 
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Answer:Z580 Factory Restore On Battery

hi lepik64,
 
Thank you for Using Lenovo Community Forums!
 
         The only downside when you lost power while on OKR is getting a corrupted Harddrive and you have to start the  process again from the start.
         But if your purpose is just Deleting your data on the HDD and send it back to Lenovo I think it is OK to continue,
  In case you that you lost Power while on the OKR process, the HDD will get corrupted together with your Data on it then just send it back to Lenovo.
 
Hope this helps,
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For whatever reason, my Z580 is getting the "plugged in, not charging". This laptop is 2 months old and is too new to give me this problem. I've tried:1. Uninstalling the  Microsoft ACPI Compliant Control Method Battery but it just reinstalls after boot-up and I'm back to   square one. As long as I don't reboot it's fine but it automatically reinstalls. Is there an updated driver? 2. Removing the battery and holding the power button for 30-60 seconds, plug back in, yada, yada, yada...and still the same. The only thing that seems to work is to plug it in and then open Lenovo Energy Management and somehow that kicks it into charging mode. It will take a 100% charge. I don't want to have to open Energy Management everytime I charge because its a hassle and thats unacceptable for a computer this new.

Answer:Z580 - Battery plugged in but not charging.

Hi robbymartin,
 
Thanks for posting in the Lenovo Community,
 
I?d like to help you with the issue that you?re facing,
 
Could you please uninstall Lenovo Energy Management application from you application list and then restart the system,
 
Then please check the battery status if it will be plugged in Charging,
 
And then we will reinstall the application back.
 
Hope the information helps. Let us know.
 
Regards
 

Soha






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I just bought a refurbished z580 on ebay..I like the computer and it has windows 8 which I am a stranger too that being said I have basic  pc knowledge but not a lot....I opened laptop plugged it in to see it work...I have no internet access other then going to the library..... so I left laptop charge and I thought it was so next day took it lkibrary without powercord and it wouldn't work...went home it plugged in worked fine.... battery status say 88% available(plugged in,not charging)...also in the energy management tool it says the battery is plugged in and Battery is "Destroyed"....it is set on balanced power setting then optimized battery health...then it has dust removsal option and hard drive power saver button is to the right.....can someone walk me through this or provide a magic link that I can click to fix this? I only have this laptop a week today.....I called Lenovo support they sent an email saying to google this term "download battery firmware lenovo z580" I did and got this forum...and I didn't understand a thing other then talking about stuff I couldn't find...thanks for help  

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This occurred with anpother Z580 I was using but after days of research I tried many possible fixes and nothing worked.  By chance I got it to start charging again on that computer but now that I have my own Z580 I have this same problem.   First when I got my Z580 the battery was completely dead 0% and not charging (right from Lenovo I can't believe they would send a POS battery) Last week I received the replacement battery and it charged 2 full cylces since then and now it is pluggefd in and not charging.   I have tried all of the possible fixes I tried on the other Z580 only this time it is still not able to be charged.  I wonder if Lenovo just keeps recycling bad batteries to customers.   ps. what is up with Lenovo charging for replacement batteries?  I think they billed me $75 for the replacement battery even though it was dead when I first received the laptop...  They needed a credit card before they could send a replacement battery which is f'ed up.

Answer:Z580 battery is plugged in but not charging AGAIN...

Down to 36% remaining.  Lenovo better help soon or else I will have another dead battery.  I'll be if I'm going to pay another $75 for a battery that should be covered under warranty.  2 weeks and 2 dead batteries on a new laptop?  This is ridiculous.
 
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Hi,i have lenovo z580 laptop.am purchased this laptop on march 2013(windows 8).from that day onwords am getting battery backup upto 1.30 hours.recently am updated my os to windows 8.1 on 2 months back.when am  updated to this os am unable to find my bluetooth devices.but now it is reduced too 1.15 hours.am using  wifi for browsing the net.and if am using brightness is very low then am getting backup around 1.40 to 1.45 hours. Spoiler (Highlight to read)   pls can anybody help.

Answer:Lenovo Z580 Battery performance is very low

Hi Sandeep,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to hear that your Z580 is not provide the Battery Backup as expected and also the Bluetooth is not turning ON, below is the steps to access BIOS to enable the Bluetooth and link to download and install LEM (Lenovo Energy Management) for Windows 8.1:
 

To enter BIOS setup utility, press F2 when the Lenovo logo appears on the screen while the computer is starting up. 

Note: To check how the BIOS menu looks and to explore its options Click Here

Then in ?Configuration? tab enable Bluetooth.
Now press ?F10? key to save the changes that is made in BIOS.

Here is the link to download the LEM:
 

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

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

Shiva Kumar






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I m using lenovo Z580 laptop. I want to know how to enable and disable the battery in z580 so i can improve the battery life of laptop













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Answer:Enable/Disable Battery in Z580

HiWhat do you mean by enable and disable battery? Does it mean the two battery modes in lenovo energy management or something else?And mention the os also.





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Hi thereTwo months ago, when I plug in my laptop suddenly turned off and the battery is not recognized by laptop battery is broken and I thought, now I have a new battery bought.Now the device is not recognized by either the percentage of battery power or battery is missing or does not function. if the power is turned off the ideapad z580 not shutdown but windows said that plugged in but not charging.please help me, thank u 

Answer:Battery Issue with Ideapad Z580

Hi Aziz7rohani,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
As per the query we understood that you are facing issue with battery in your Lenovo Z580 laptop.
 
Check if the battery is inserted properly, try to optimise the battery and check for the issue. To optimise the battery in power management click on setting button and check on the optimise for battery runtime option.
 
Check this battery in other machine to verify the issue.
 
If still the same issue uninstall the energy management and check for the issue, and now reinstall the energy management latest version.
 
Click here for the energy management for windows 7
 
Click here for the energy management for windows 8
 
Click here for the energy management for windows 8.1
 
Hope this helps. Do post back if issue persists!
 
Best regards,       
 
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I own a Z580 Machine,Which i bought on last Nov'2012.The battery drain's fast every min...last's only 1and half to 2 hours hardly..In the starting it wont drain like that it longs for 3-4:30 hours in normal usage...but now with out doing anything it drains too fast..whats wrong with my battery ? [IMG]http://i44.tinypic.com/mhqe4n.png[/IMG] **Help needed**













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Answer:Z580 *Fast Battery Drain*

hi ferdin08,
 
Looking at the picture, it seems like the battery wear level is a bit high. Can you try to:
1. Open Command Prompt as admin (press Winkey+X, choose Command Prompt (Admin).
2. On the command prompt box, type powercfg -energy
3. Once It generates the energy-report.html file, move this to your desktop and open it using any web browser. This will tell you the devices that's eating up power. Try to trim this down, adjust the settings accordingly and observe if you can squeeze more juice out of the battery.
 
If you still get the same results, you may want to contact lenovo on how to go about replacing the battery.
 
 
Hope this helps

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I began using my ideapad z580 with Win10. The battery takes only about 1 to 1.5 hours to drain from fully charged. I downloaded BatteryMon from http://www.passmark.com/products/batmon.htm. This is what BatteryMon shows.   Is there something wrong? How can I fix it?

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HI everyone ,i have been struggling hard checking thread and googling about the battery life of my laptop.My model has 8GB RAM 1TB HDD 2GB NVIDIA and i7 processor.Now when my laptop starts running on battery i immediately switch to power saver mode.The power saver mode has already been tweaked i.e for maximum energy savings.i got it from Z580 Battery Issues.Please help me diagnose whats eating up my battery.Also i tried stopping desktop enhacement programs like rainmeter,objectdock ,fences and sticky notes.Also , windows 8 version of Energy management is not working for me.I mean my wifi and bluetooth aren't able to start and stop with this program.Fn + f5 brings up some airplane mode ( On and Off )and morover the lenovo energy management doesnt start automatically.I have to manually start it every time i turn on my system.To mention , the brightness slider control in power options doesnt do anything.Moving it to and fro doesnt change the brighntess of the display but when i change brightess with the Fn and up arrow brightness increases as well as the slider moves accordingly.Also , when i change the power plan , the brightness should change as per the setting of the plan.but it doesnt change.PLEASE HELPPI DDNT GET MY HI END LAPTOP FOR THIS .





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Answer:Z580 Battery life is JUST less than 2 hours

what does it take for a support specialist to get in ? warranty or what ?nobody seems to be replying.Anyone who knows where to head during a problem in your laptop ? and hell yes m laptop is in warranty if thats required !!





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Hello, Firstly my apologies for starting a new thread similar to others. I have read a lot of different threads concerning models similar to, but not the same as, my own; the Ideapad Z580, but none of the advice has solved the problem: My battery is failing to charge, either reporting the 'No battery is detected' message, or 'Plugged in not charging' when attempting to charge. When the AC adaptor is unplugged the laptop shuts down within a few seconds So far I have tried: -Shutting down, removing battery, holding down power button for 30 seconds, reinstalling battery, rebooting. -Updating and uninstalling the 'Microsoft ACPI - Compliant Control Method Battery' driver: system won't update because it says it's the latest driver, when I uninstall and restart it has reappeared. -Running a complete gauge reset with the Lenovo Energy Management tools. -Reinstalling Lenovo Energy Management - although I was unable to find the same version so am now using the Z570 software. None of which has worked. Does anyone have anything else I should try? Many thanks, Colin

Answer:Battery Issue with Ideapad Z580

Welcome to the forum! I ran into a similar problem a while back with my Z570.  No matter what I tried the battery would not take a charge or indicate that it was charging while plugged in.  Given the various postings I've seen regarding this problem with the IdeaPads I decided to try different approaches to resolve this buggy behavior.  What finally resolve the problem in my case was using a Linux boot disc to boot up an operating system different than Windows. Once booted, I played with Linux several minutes so the battery would start charging again then I booted the machine back into Windows 7.  Problem solved.  My best guess, there is a bug somewhere between the Windows OS and the hardware of the machine.  That booting the system to a non-Windows environment corrects the problem.  

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Hello, I have recently bought a brand new IdeaPad z580 for my sister and she called me today because she was having a problem with the battery. Before I gave her the laptop I put a clean win7 install on it and manually installed the lenovo drivers. Now what's happened is she charged her laptop overnight and when she started using it the next day win7 gave her the "consider replacing the battery" notice with the battery icon and the red cross in it. So this means the battery is not charging and the laptop can't function on the battery. Now I've searched the forums and came across a few "battery not charging" topics and I've not found a solution. I've tried removing the battery and pressing the start button for 40 secs (what does that even do on a dead laptop?), changing the settings in energy management and re-installing energy management. Nothing works... I think it may have something to do with the BIOS, which may not properly be reading the "design capacity" and/or "last full charge" information. Could my assumption be correct? And if so/if not, what should I do? I mean the laptop was bought 3 weeks ago, it has to be some sort of software problem right? Please help! Thanks in advance!

Answer:Ideapad z580 battery issue

I have two Z580 i have only had them a few day, so apart from calibrating the battery, as the wear level on both was 7% after calibration it went to 0% , i have had no problems. If you have access to a voltage tester, the service manual describes how to check the battery voltage it should be above 9volts, check page 22. edit : Hwmonitor software below will show you the battery voltage. http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html http://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles_pub/ideapad_z380_z480_z485_z580_z585_hmm_1st_edition_feb... John.





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Answer:Z580 - Battery plugged in but not charging

Hi
 
Welcome To Lenovo Community
 
We are really sorry to hear about the issue you are facing, 
 
You may want to try below different methods and check which one work for you.
 
Method A:
 

Remove the AC and Battery from the laptop
Press and hold the power button for 30 to 40 seconds
Replace the battery and AC
Boot the laptop up and check if the same message is still displaying
If same error still persist, try to uninstall Lenovo Energy Management, reboot then install the Energy Management software again.

 
Method B:
1.Open Lenovo Energy Management
2.Click on the bottom gear icon between i and ?.
3.Under Battery Health, Click on Start for Battery Gauge Reset. (refer to Fig. 1 below)
4.That should refresh the gauge and let the system finish through the cycle.
 
Method C:
1.Open Lenovo Energy Management
2.Click on the bottom gear icon between i and ?.
3.Under Battery Health, choose "Optimize For Battery Runtime" instead of "Optimize for Battery Lifespan".
Note: The latter option will extend the lifespan of battery by limiting the charging capacity to be between 0-80%.
 
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-and-U-series-Laptops/Z570-Battery-plugged-in-but-not-charging-...
 
Do give this a try and let us know 
 
 
 
Hope This Helps
Cheers!!!
 
 
 
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Hi,I bought a new Lenovo Z580 this past June. Shortly after I began using it, a system message popped up explaining to me that since I often have my laptop plugged in, it would conserve battery life if I let the system change my settings so that the battery didn't fully charge -- this would save battery life over the longterm and I would be free to change the setting whenever I wanted to. Well, this has been the biggest mistake ever. I now essentially have a desktop because I cannot find any setting that allows me to change the battery to fully charge (it only charges to 40 or 50%). There isn't any mention of this feature in the user guide materials that I can find and none of the Power Options allow me to change the battery charge capacity. PLEASE HELP! I am stuck with a brand new "laptop" that can barely be unplugged for an hour, and this is the most frustrating, awful setting I have ever seen in a computer. Thank you so much to anyone who can help. Cora













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Answer:How to set my Z580 battery settings to fully charge ?

WelcomeThe laptop automatcally changed the setting by the energy management to maximum battery lifespan. To change this, open the gui interface of energy management. Then go to battery setting to optimize for runtime. This should do.





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My Z580 is just 4 months old. The battery has weared down to 8-10%. Is there any solution to it..?Or should I ask for battery replacement as it is in warranty..?

Answer:Lenovo Z580 Battery Wear Issue

Dear Rahul
 
Welcome in Lenovo Forums 
 
If your battery doesn't charge for more than 10 % as you mentioned so please you need to refer yourself to the below contact as it might be replaced 
 

 
Thanks
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I have bought  the great z50 laptop but i had agreat problem with nvidia card driver caused machine froozen so i replaced it by a completely new one and its ok .the old one battery life at balance mode and brightness 40% wifi and bluetooth off lasted avg 3.5 h and the remain charge was 15%.the new one battery after full charge at same condition gave me 2h 37min at no application ,only disk top view so i made battery gauge reset by energy managment software but i have the same result. in lenovo data sheet battery is 4400 mah  lasts up to 6h and other web site reviews said that . http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-Lenovo-IdeaPad-Z580-Notebook.81415.0.htmlplase any one help me what is ideal avg life time?becuse i bought it from 5 days only

Answer:ideapad z580 battery life time

there is no answer???

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I've bought this laptop a couple of days ago and i do a lot of gaming with it.All I want to know is whether its better to play games plugging the battery in or do i need to remove the battery and connect it to the power directly for longer battery life?Any other suggesions regarding battery maintenance will be really helpful

Answer:Z580: Suggest me with battery maintenance while gaming

hi iamnagesh,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
  One major factor of battery life deterioration is the Charge and Discharge process.
What I would normally suggest is that of you have an outlet available and you are just playing software games, is to remove the battery and Use it with only AC.
    Exemptions are if your doing Very Important Business or Installing/Uninstalling updates or software, because without battery if the AC is unplugged accidentally its going to be a direct Power OFF.
      Just make sure that the Energy Management is set to Optimized Battery Health
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This Prevents over charging the Battery, this also have an ability to stop the charging even if it is plugged in.
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   from: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/85695-35-maximum-battery-life-optimized-battery-health
"Maximize Battery Life generally means Energy Management will try to squeeze out as many minutes as possible when the laptop is running on the battery.Optimized Battery Health means Energy Management limits the battery charge to 60% so that the battery life is not prematurely shortened. Basically between a battery is charged to 100% for a prolonged period of time it can actually shorten the life of the battery. That means if the battery can last 5 hours in normal usage when it is new, that battery life will decrease somewhat quickly over time if the battery ... Read more

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Probably a stupid question but how do I charge my battery - simply fit it and then attach the adaptor to socket? How do I know when it is fully charged and how do I know how much power is left?

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Just picked up a brand new z580, and installed a ssd in place of the original drive. now from perusing the forums i see that the one key and restore won't work, and im actually ok with that as i was able to pick up most of the stuff from windows update/lenovos's website(far easier time than i had with my dells or hp)  however there are 2 things missing  1) the camera driver from the website doesnt install properly, there is immediately a problem in setup(i tried multiple times incase i was getting incomplete downloads) 2) all of the touch sensitive buttons(volume control/fan settings) work except for the "theater" button that would change the screen modes, there doesnt seem to be software for that  is there updated software i can get for these two ? and if i go through the auto software on the support website it says i have al the drivers/software updated...

Answer:Missing some z580 drivers

Hello and welcome,
 
How did you get the OS onto the new drive?  Clone, backup and restore, or clean install from Microsoft media?
 
Since you are missing drivers, maybe the 3rd option?  If so, mount your old drive externally, or re-install.  Do you see apps and drivers in a D: partition (or whatever it is called if mounted externally)?
 
You may find what you are missing there.
 
Z.

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very short my usb ports are not working if i put somthing in it it says its installing but shortly after it says its not succesfulland in device manager it says it's a unknown device: http://i.imgur.com/2Lv7wHm.png so where can i download these drivers for usb ports

Answer:USB drivers (Z580, win7)

hi sharq,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
Still in Device Manager do a rightclick on those two devices.
       Choose properties
                 On the window that will show up choose the Details TAB
                    Change the property and choose hardware ID
                          It will show you a value copy that and paste both back here.
 
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My Ideapad Z580 came yesterdayu 5/22. Looks and feels nice and it comes with Win 8. But what i saw was when i tried to switch on the first time with Battery, it didnt come up. so connected the charger thinking the battery might be low (but was surprised , no battery these days come with zero charge).  so started using the laptop with charger,, checked the battery and its says 86% charged and says not charging.  So if i remove the power supply,, the system goes off. Tried removing the battery and putting it back on and has no effect at all. Works fine as long as the charger is there but doesnt work with just battery. Tried the reset option with, removed the battery and charger and held the power button for 30 secs, and that did not help. Uninstalled the power management software,, rebooted and installed again and of no use. Can some one help with this ? should i have to return the laptop to lenovo ? i am so concerned,, i brought a refurbished z580 and now it doesnt work properly on the first day !!! Pls help.Sri

Answer:New ideapad Z580 not working without charger, works only on battery

hi srimoorthy,
 
Welcome to the Lenovo Forums.
 
Can you try the following:
1. Turn the computer ON just with the AC adapter and repeatedly tap F2 to boot into the BIOS
2. In the BIOS, press F9 to load setup defaults and press F10 to save and exit
3. In the WIndows desktop, slide the battery into the unit and see if it charges.
 
If you get the same problem, you may have a bad battery or a defective battery charging mechanism. You can opt to contact lenovo on how to go about replacing the battery under warranty.
 
 
 
Hope this helps

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    Hello I have been having trouble with the Wifi not being able to turn on after changing the CMOS battery and I double checked to make sure that the wifi adapter is connected and also made sure that the Black and White cable was connected. Could someone please help me with this problem because currently im using a Ethernet Cable to use the internet but I want to move my laptop around instead of being in the one place.     

Answer:WIfi Off not turning on, Z580 when CMOS battery changed HELP!

Dear Customer
 
Welcome in Lenovo Forums
 
Would you please check the device manager if the Wifi card are not detected or even not disable , we just need to make sure how the wifi are not working 
 
Please let me know
 
Thanks
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Ok I'm not great with computers I've seen all the other threads on updating drivers etc. When i bought this laptop i thought i had a built in nvidia graphics card but after checking my settings the only one i have is an intel hd 4000. So my question is,Is this graphics card sufficient to pay such as battlefield, asssassins creed, borderlands etc?Also, i tried updating the graphics card, both the intel vga and the nvidia optimus and both say that my laptop is not compatible or it does not meet the requirements, so how do i update my drivers? I'm running windows 8 32 bit , 1TB memory  and 8GB RAM with intel i5 which i thought would be sufficient. And im fairly sure my graphics card is built in. Sorry if this doesn't make much sense im not that great with computers and I've only had this laptop since Decemeber Thanks Embodien













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Answer:Z580 Graphics card drivers

hi Embodien,
 
Welcome to the Lenovo Forums.
 
If you have the switchable graphics (Intel+Nvidia) GPU via Optimus Technology, this unit is good enough to play BF3, hitting high settings @ around 25FPS. Check this video and this review for reference.
 
For updating the video card, you can try one of the following:
1. Install the Intel Display Driver first and install the Nvidia Drivers
2. Download the Intel+Nvidia driver package from the lenovo website
 
 
 
Regards,
neokenchi

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I recently bought a new battery on Amazon for my IdeaPad z580.  It's a Lenovo branded battery, not a cheap generic one.  When I plug the battery into the laptop, it shows 69% charge, but indicates "Not Charging" even when the laptop is plugged in.  I also notice that on the front of the machnine, the battery LED fast flashes an orange color. If I use the older battery, it charges fine and no orange LED. Bad battery or I have I missed something?

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Hi, everybody! got new z580 and a already concerned with a bunch of small troubles. would like to get advice from people having the same laptop or just knowing people whether they expereincing something similar: 1. battery lifespan seems to be far not 5 promised hours. even when I just read pdf and doc files, time after time browsing internet with wi-fi it lasts max for 3 hours - 3 hours 15 minutes. what about your laptops? do u think it's normal? 2. wi-fi never connects immediately after switching on the laptop. sometimes it takes 2 minutes, sometimes just doesn't work at all. i suspect mcaffee is the reason but i didn't try to remove it yet. 3. sometimes when music is on and you do some other activities music suddenly stops and very weird sound appears for a second then music continues. 4. sensor buttons of muting the sound and lowering the sound level stopped reacting on pressings, although started working later. 5. sometimes not always hdd is making quite some crackling noise even when I am not doing any operations involving hdd. not too load but still i am able to hear it and it's annoying. is it normal? (my wife's asus a55v which is much cheaper laptop has much quiter hdd ) the same goes for fan - in standart mode it sometimes turns on and it's quite a noticable sound.so, does anybody of u, guys, have any clue about this stuff? coz i still have 2-3 days of special period when i can bring laptop back to store if something is wrong with it and gru... Read more

Answer:z580: battery life / troubles with sensor buttons / hdd crackling

and I forgot to add that somehow my C drive with Windows 7 installed on it is 653 gb while D drive is 25 gb. w7 was preinstalled on the laptop. I am a bit doubting that this is a way it should b, any ideas?  configuration of the machine: i7, 750 gb, everything else is standart i believe.

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I got my Z580 less than 2 months ago when I started noticing the issue with the battery. At random times the battery will say "plugged in, not charging" and when that happens the wifi also will go in and out constantly until I try one of the fixes posted on the lenovo forums. None of them have provided a permanent fix. Sometimes the fix lasts for less than just a couple minutes. I will provide any details necessary to help fix this.

Answer:Z580 Repeated battery not charging issue and Wifi problems

I bought my G580 2 weeks ago and am having the same issue. Any suggestions appreciated.

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Question: Z580 - Boot issues

I got a Lenovo Z580 laptop in 2012. From the beginning I used to get Blue Screen of Death when I shutdown and powered on my laptop, but if I just restart there was no issues. The exception used to vary from "Paging in unpaged memory" to "IQR_LESS_THAN_EQUAL" or something like that, I don't remember it correctly. I used to live with it, but now it became worse and I can't even boot it up. I restored to the factory default image and I still have the same issue. I even upgraded to Windows 8, it worked for a day and then the same problem. Is this a hardware issue ? Disk management shows that the drives are healthy. 1. 200 MB NTFS Healthy (System, Active, Primary Partition)2. 886.32 GB NTFS Healthy (Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary Partition)3. 25.47 GB NTFS Healthy (Logical Drive)4. 19.53 GB Healthy (OEM Partition) I have tried everything and no clue on how to proceed. Once the system boots up, I don't have any issues. 

Answer:Z580 - Boot issues

Usually it is system corrupted file/files. Try going to command prompt with admin rights. Type without quotation mark "sfc /scannow". If sfc finds errors and it cannot make the repair try running Dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth under administrator rights also in command prompt..

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Hi there, I have been led here because of a few issues my dad is having with his new Lenovo Z580.  It's a similar story, guy in his 50s gets a new laptop, has windows 8 and he almost throws it out the window, and so we have a genuine windows 7 license so I eventually get that on there. Everything seems to be ok apart from 2 things.  1) The Bluetooth wont work. He has a Bluetooth mouse but it will not connect. Any ideas? I realize that the UK drivers site is absolutely atrocious, I has to go to the Chinese site just to get the WIFI working!  2) Office will not install. This is strange one. I have genuine licenses for both 2007 and 2010. I started with 2007, its what he's used to. It goes through the whole install setup without a hiccup. Afterwards, I'll click on any of the office suite programs, and it will say "installing software" followed by "software installation failed" or something along those lines. Same with 2010. I have no idea what is causing this, and so all advice is much appreciated.  Sincerest apologies if this has been posted before.  Thanks in advance.  Jamie. 

Answer:Lenovo Z580 Various Issues

The Win8 driver is here: http://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles/0mbt09w8.exeTry this one, uninstall the current Bluetooth in Device Manager. -- As for Win7 & Office, goto http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/buy/netbook-FX101850729.aspxRedownload the Office installer and enter your key.

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Question: Z580 heat issues

Hi Lenovo Community, I recently purchased Lenovo Z580 and having heat issues with it from the very first day. The temperatures aren't extremely high but it's uncomfortable to e.g. to place it on the knees. I've attached screenshot from CPU. Temperatures everywhere are around 60 degrees, but I feel it's higher at the hard drive. Note that I'm not gaming or computing right now, just plain internet browsing. I think this may also harm time to live without electricity, which seems lower than it was said in technical summary.I've seen similar threads on this forum, but I couldn't find an answer. Please help!

Answer:Z580 heat issues

hmm... not for what is happing to your computer...  but make sure NOTHING is blocking your vents, so don't place it on a bed or somewere that isnt elevated.... also check if the fan is working.... if its new return it just incase tho.... but its most likely just somthing stopping the air flow

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HiThis touchpad is driving me mad. How do I stop the mouse selecting  when I hovercheers

Answer:Z580 touchpad issues

Dear wattie
 
Welcome to Lenovo forums
 
Did you do any recent updates or this issue was found since the first use
 
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Hi, So I bought a Z580 Ideapad a few days ago, and i'm loving it except for one thing thats bugging me. The touchpad. It doesn't feel like it has any flow or as if I have full control. It randomly scrolls and I don't even know how i'm doing it, doesn't move the cursor exactly where I want it to go, occasionally remains unresponive for about a second, and then sometimes jumps around, and i've also noticed I can't move the cursor if i'm pressing a key. I've been reading about a few issues with the Snaptics touchpad but they range from not working at all, to compatibilty issues regarding Windows 8 and gestures. I've also come across a few driver downloads, but they either do nothing, or the cautious side of me doesn't trust them because they're unheard of. In addition, i've read that Win 8 ( which is what i'm using) is new so these problems might be fixed in time. It frustrates me that I love the laptop but the touchpad is driving me insane! I don't really care for the gestures for zooming, rotating or whatever, I just want the basic touchpad to actually work. Is their any solution to this, or is this just how the touchpad is? Thanks!













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Answer:Z580 touchpad issues

Try this driverhttp://driverdl.lenovo.com.cn/lenovo/DriverFilesUploadFloder/35835/Win8_TouchPad.exe





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Hey community, I have some problem with my Z580 since Im using Windows 7 64 bits. The main problem is that the whole system is slow compared to my last software which had 32 bits. Just because of Mozilla Firefox the system is getting slow. Another problem is that I cant use the Nvidia GPU when I try to play games. Im sure that the drivers are installed correctly... and wasnt there an extra program for the Dolby Digital system? I hope u guys can help me to get a little speed in my laptop

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I've had a z580 for around 2 years, and recently the internal mic started going bad and not recording good audio. Because of that, I've tried to use the mic that I have built in on my headphones (which I know works on other devices), but that mic won't work when plugged into the headphone jack, or even when plugged into the microphone jack.  Is there a setting I can change that will let me use the mic on my headphones or do I just need to spend the money to buy an external mic? thanks

Answer:Z580 microphone issues

Hi Lawesome,
 
Welcome to the Forums  
 
As per the query we understood that you are facing issue with microphone in your Lenovo Z580 laptop.
 
 Connect the headphones go to taskbar right click on the speaker icon, click on playback devices and check if the headphones is detected. If yes select the headphones and click on the set default option and check for the issue.
 
If still the issue persist then try to reinstall the driver and check for the issue.
 
Click here for the driver for windows 7.
 
Click here for the driver for windows 8.
 
Click here for the driver for windows 8.1.
 
Best regards,         
                                                                            
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I've had wireless issues for awhile now and it seems to be getting worse. I can only be connected to the internet wirelessly for a few seconds and then I have to troubleshoot the problem. Sometimes it is fixed, with it saying default gateway unavailable. But now I sometimes have to disconect and reconect the troubleshoot to try and get some form of internet. Sometimes this doesn't work and I have to forget the network all together. I tried upgrading to windows 8.1 in hopes it might fix some issues. I feel it's ten times worse now.  My laptop has a broken hinge that is common with this ideapad model, I am getting it fixed soon. Do I need to also order another wireless card and if so what should I get. I am going to university soon and I will not have much income for fixing my laptop. I bought this thing a year ago planning for it to last me at least five years. But at this point I'm about to bring my old IBM laptop I bought back in 2004 with me instead. This is rediculous and I can barely do my homework. So please help. 

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Hello all,Firt timer here. I've got a problem with my z580. The touchpad started to be very unresponsive, I mean doesn't move at all , so I only use my usb mouse. I found out that when I press down on one side of the laptop with my left hand as if i would be playing a game the touchpad starts to function again. How would i be able to fix this problem? Do i have to go see some one about this?Thanks!

Answer:z580 touchpad issues

download this version of touchpad driver and install ithttp://drivers.synaptics.com/Synaptics_v16_3_15_1_C_XP32_Vista32_Win7-32_XP64_Vista64_Win7-64_Signed...after that .. go to the setting of the touchpad from control panel And adjust the settings as you want

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Hello all , I recently upgraded my lenovo Z580 to Windows 10 and all the drivers are automatically installed and up to date. My problem now is , my fan keeps running on full speed thus making an irritating noise.Please help me narrow down what exactly is wrong with this and how can i get this issue retified ? Thanking in anticipation.





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Answer:Lenovo Z580 fan issues

Hi fahrabh,
 
The first problem is that your machine is not on the list of compatible systems that can currently run Win 10. This does not necessarly mean it wont run it but you might encounter this and other bugs.
 
It is uncertain whether or not your system will be added to the list so the best piece of advise is to revert back to your previously working OS.
 
If your heart is set on keeping Win 10 then somethings you can try:
 
1. Uninstall and reinstall power management software.
2. Try running a lower energy profile, not performance.
 
 

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hello everyone , I have some questions regarding my z580 laptop.Please help me with these questions. My display is of the resolution 1366 x 768  ( highest ).I want to get a full HD resolution LCD for my laptop.So is it possible that i can change the LCD of my laptop ? If it is where can i get the authentic lenovo LCD ? Also in future can i update my graphics ? i mean like i have 2GB DDR3 Nvidia graphics.is it possible i can change it to some other gaphics option like Nvidia DDR5 later on ?Now coming to the issues part of this laptop.I have certain issues with my laptop.These are listed below I had to recover data from a lost partition ( lost it all of a sudden ).I am using recuva software to recover the data and its been like two days and the status of the recovery is just 40%.When i check the Disk performance in task manager the read speed is typically 1.4 MB/sec. You see isnt it that disgusting ? my pen drive has a read speed of around 20MB/sec and that my internal HDD has 1.4 MB/sec ??Also i had created some partitions om my HDD and the windows ddint allow me to have more than 4 partitions.this concluded with some 21 GB of unallocated space without getting associated with any drive.No drive gets shrinked or extended to accomodate these 21GB of unallocated space.Now having been through the tough time of data loss i want to make sure next time i again suffer a data loss the drive is of smaller size so that it takes lesser time to recover.So now , How... Read more

Answer:Z580 issues and some questions

Only my thread has no answers.all others do have.other threads have some priority ?





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I just bought a Z580 with windows 8 pre-installed. I don't like the OS and want to install Windows 7. I have the required disk, licences etc.. I can download drivers for pretty much all my hardware direct from Lenovo - except for the WiFi card in the notebook. The WiFi adapter is a Qualcomm Atheros 9485WB-EG.  Is there anywhere I can download a certified driver for this WiFi adapter for Windows 7.

Answer:Drivers for Qualcomm Atheros 9485WB-EG in a Z580

hi flintdk,
 
Can you try to install the Atheros 9485WB-EG v10.0.0.221 from the Atheros website (applicable for Windows 7 32bit/64bit).
 
 
Hope this helps.

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Hello Dear Lenovo Tem; While I was upgrading my ideapad z580 from win7 to win 8; I've made some mistakes and some troubles occured. Please help me about them; 1: While I was installing win8, I shouldn't format my sytem harddisk and window 8 installer would scan my old os. But I didn't knew it and after formtting, I worked to install win 8. While installing win8, win8 installer didn't accept my hdd diving format. Then I had to format my alldisk divides. So I lost my orginal Lenovo One key recovery backups. And (I suppose becouse of this processement) unfortunately I can not open my loptop in one key recovery mode. If I can, How can I fiz it?2: After Win8 installation, I couldn't find the driver CapOSD for win 8, which displays when capslock, numlock and etc  keys are pushed, notificates them. Is there any driver which douse it? Or if there is, how can ? find it?3: I also can not use my Blue tooth device on my laptop. I've checked and my bletooh device is enabled. But when I worked to install its drver, installer stop at half of processement. And also my device manager doesn't see my bluetooth device4: Finally I can not use some special properties of lenovo (ie power DVD 10 or You cam). And I cannot use special key combination windws. For exapmle when I pushed "Fn+F5", my connection setting would came and I could chose which connection type I wanted to close or open. But now when I did this key combinatiion, FLY mode opens ond closes in win8. In the touch butons... Read more

Answer:z580 nissing drivers and features in win8

hi enesfnd,
 
Welcome to the Lenovo Forums.
 
Regarding your questions:
 
1. Some lenovo softwares and third party apps will not work after upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 8 - see this WIndow 8 Upgrade Guide.by Lenovo
 
2. Can you install the Capslock & Numlock OSD driver below and reboot (this is for Windows 7 and will also work on Windows 8).
 
Lenovo CapsLock and Numlock OSD Driver0mcd04ww.exe2.91MB
 
3.For the bluetooth, try to:
a. Boot into the BIOS by going to the UEFI Firmware Settings
b. In the BIOS, press F9 to reload setup defaults and press F10 to save and exit.
c. When you get back to Windows, open Device Manager and see if you can now see the Bluetooth device. If same problem, uninstall Lenovo Energy Management - Windows 8 version and reboot and install the Lenovo Energy Management - Windows 7 version and reboot.
d. Press Fn+F5 and see if you can enable the bluetooth.
 
 
 
4. If you're referring to the Play/Pause (Fn+F9), Stop (Fn+F10), Rewind (Fn+F11), Fast Forward (Fn+12), and after following Step 3 doesn't resolve the issue then you may need to remap the keys. Try Sharpkeys:
 
Give it a shot - Map Any Key to Any Key on Windows 7 / XP / Vista (works also in Windows 8)
 
 
 
Hope this helps

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Hi All, after long digging around, I turn to you for help. I seem to have same problem that half of the internet, but I'm still far from solution As you can probably duess I got my Smart TV finally and wanted to profit some tech (namely Miracast) but my Z580 has NDIS 6.3 (I checked) which is not compatible. The issue is that the latest Win8.1 drivers on Lenovo support site for that model date back to 2013!!! Do you know if any NDIS 6.4 WiFi (broadcom) drivers exist for that model?BTW... I installed LSB from the support website but it does absolutely nothing gets stuck at 10%Thanks in advance.

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I tried to run the new BIOS upgrade on the drivers page, but after running the first file (the 'public' one), my laptop wouldn't boot normally anymore. It showed me a boot menu telling me to select the right device to boot from, but nothing worked. I did still have access to the BIOS, so I told it to Load Default Settings and I finally got it working again.However, since some settings somewhere have been changed, I have been coping with some things I just can't seem to get right.What's especially annoying is that my touchpad toggle (fn + f6) no longer works. The icon shows up telling me I have disabled or enabled my touchpad, but the touchpad keeps working regardlessly. I uninstalled the touchpad driver and rebooted and it did work, but when I reïnstalled the driver, it stopped functioning again. I figured that that should probably be the other way around Another smaller issue I have run into is that changing my brightness acts kind of weird. It works, but I've seen it go up or down in my display bar by 5 blocks at a time or 1 block (it's now 1 block at a time), but I believe 5 blocks at a time is more like it used to work. But the weirdest part (but least troubling actually) is that the display bar is the same size as the sound display bar, so 10 blocks, but there are waaaay more options than that, so I can keep upping the brightness even if the bar is full. The sunny side of the whole thing is that my graphic driver issues that lead me to the driver page have bee... Read more

Answer:Z580 - Issues after reverting BIOS

I suggest you reinstall your operating system. Other than that you will have to access bios and choose legacy support.

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I recently bought this laptop, and it already has heating issues. It gets to 140 degrees fahrenheit when idling and 170 when playing games. I feel the fan blowing harder than it should when idling too. What could be the problem? CPU usage is about 1-5%, no overclock.

Answer:IdeaPad z580 heating issues

is this brand new laptop or refurbished? did you experience this right out of the box? Can you try starting in safe mode?

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I had installed windows 8.1 and recently updated the windows through windows update and then my problems began. When it restarted all I would get is a black screen. I powered down and powered on but still no resolve. I was able to power up onece I removed the battery and ac and left for 10 minutes then it would start up. This would happen all the time and it got frustratingly annoying. After readin on these forums that I should not of upgraed to Windows 8.1 I then went back to windows 8 factory settings( a bit drastic but I needed to do it)  I am still having the same problems though as before. When I finally get the screen come upo it will not let me into bios or startup modes eg safe mode and all the other options that go with it.   Can anyone help me resolve the issue with the restart and the bios menus etc.. Please note I do not know lots about computers however I do know some bits and really need help to resolve. I have also read on the forums that there is an ongoing issue with the idea z580 that the techi guys are not able to resolve.. This is my first post and I would be grateful for any help given. Thank youTony 

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Hi. I am having issues with Bluetooth on my IdeaPad Z580.Prior to last Wednesday, when system updates were done prior to shutting down, Bluetooth had worked perfectly fine, but since these 'updates' I can only send documents, etc. from my Z580 to my BlackBerry 9790, but I can't send from the BlackBerry to the notebook?Devices have been paired, sharing is On and Bluetooth is On in Wireless Devices.Please advise... Many thanks in advance. Best regardsDuane

Answer:Bluetooth issues with IdeaPad Z580

hi Duanet,
 
Can you create a system restore point and try the following:
1. Uninstall the Bluetooth Software from the Control Panel > Programs and reboot
2. Verify under Device Manager that the bluetooth device is using the generic driver then pair both devices and observe if you can now send files from PC-to-Phone and vice versa.
 

3. If same problem, reinstall the original bluetooth driver from D:\Drivers\Bluetooth or from the lenovo website
 
Bluetooth Driver (CyberTan, Liteon)Windows 7
0mbt12ww.exe373MB
 
 
 
Let me know your findings,
neokenchi

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Hi there,Apologies if this is a repeated thread/post/question, but I've recently starting experiencing some problems with the Wireless on my IdeaPad z580 (to my knowledge, I have not updated any software to have reasonably caused this problem)Every so often now (seemingly 2-3 times a day), the wireless card seems to cut out completely, only allowing limited connection. If I try to turn switch it into aeroplane mode and back again, it completely disables the wifi and it grays out the option to switch it back on again. If I then go through networking on the control panel to re-enable the hardware it completely crashes the laptop and has to be hard-rebooted. Likewise if I attempt to use Microsofts pathetic troubleshooting to resolve the problems the laptop crashes and has to be restarted.I am running Windows 8.1 64-bit alongside Linux Mint 15, which I mainly use for University work. The laptop uses a Broadcom BCM4313 Wireless Card. My suspicion is that this is a hardware issue, and having only had the laptop ~6 months I should be able to get it repaired under warranty from Lenovo (I think). From some internet searches I have seen others have problems where the wireless card gets shut down by Energy Management, however it seems like they simply cannot connect and switching the card off and on again fixes the issue.Is this a known problem with Lenovo? Is there anything that can be done to stop it happening? Am I covered by a warranty? It may be worth noting that if my wireless goe... Read more

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Hi, I'm currently running windows 10 on my Lenovo IdeaPad z580. My wireless is randomly disconnecting throughout use. I'm running windows 10 for at least 6 months and these issues have only popped up now. Can you reccomend any action to resolve the issue? Adapter: Qualcomm Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter

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Hi, I am having a weird wifi issue. I have been using my lenovo z580 with windows 8 for the past 8 months without any problem. But suddenly a week back my laptop's wifi started disconnecting after 5-10 mins of usage. Then if i reboot my laptop the wifi works for 5-10 mins again and disconnects. I have gone through some of the posts here and disabled the Bluetooth tray application, updated LEM, wifi drivers, but still i cant fix the issue. I have found a temporary solution. If i put my laptop into sleep mode and bring it back again, the wifi starts working. but again it will work for only 10 mins. apparently i am having to do this fix every 10 mins which is annoying. I even tried reinstalling windows 8 but still there has been no improvement.Can anyone suggest why this might be happening? do i have to go to the service center to replace any hardware?

Answer:Lenovo Z580 wifi issues

Dear Joey
 
Welcome in lenovo forums
 
Please contact the below support to have your issue sorted out 

 
Thanks
Alaa





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I use IdeaPad Z580 (Winodws 8 Pro) and find two important issue.1. If I use expand RAM module over 8GB, eg. 12GB or 16GB, the CPU usage will be abnormally high and cause the NB is too slower. It occurs when the graphic setting is be set as nvidia optimus, it's regular when the setting is be set as only intel graphic chipest2. I connect a USB 3.0 device (network interface card or harddisk dock) on USB 3.0 port. if I hibernate Z580 and then wake it up, the device performance will slow down like as USB 2.0 device until I restart Z580. I hope Lenovo can release new bios or driver to solve these issues. By the way, I come from Taiwan, Taiwan official web does not provide chinese mail consumer service and only provide chinese phone service. But phone service  is non-useful because most users need work on office time, so I wish lenovo can provide chinese mail service for Taiwan consumers. Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Z580 Issues (Graphic chipest and USB 3.0)

I only have the HD4000 in my Z580 so i did not notice any slowdown, but i did have a problem with the occasional black screen boot, normally first thing in the morning after the notebook had been unplugged overnight,and ii would have to hold the power button down, the next boot worked fine. I switched back to 8gb and no problems, i have switched back and forward a few time, and their is defiantly a problem. John.





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 Lenovo Ideapad Z580 for about 2 weeks ago and whilst I really like it there are a few problems with it. Certain keys on the keyboard only work intermittently, namely the 'a' the 'o' and the 'e' and occasionally other keys too. This makes typing a real problem as I have to continually keep going back to correct things. I'm a proficient typist and haven't experienced this type of problem before on any other machine. Also the touchpad is so sensitive it keeps activating icons when it passes over them without any need to click. It jumps the pointer to another part of the document and sets off on it's own journey without any input from me! It also keeps swiping in the charms bar then the Start window when I'm in the middle of working ? REALLY annoying! Any ideas please? I don't want to have to take it back as 'not fit for purpose' if it's just a simple thing to correct. Thanks

Answer:Z580 touchpad and keyboard issues

hi hamchris,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
Regarding the issues that you're experiencing:
1. Try to boot in Safe Mode and observe if the keys on the keyboard only work intermittently
    - if it is, there's most likely a problem with the keyboard and you need to send it for service).
    - if all of the keys work ok, perform a clean boot and observe it in normal mode
 
2. The touch sensitivity is probably activating the double tapping feature, try to adjust the sensitivity of the touchpad by navigating to Control Panel (large icon view) > Mouse
 
For Synaptics Touchpad:Spoiler (Highlight to read)
For ELAN Touchpad:Spoiler (Highlight to read)
3. The Edge Swipe gesture is most likely trigerring the charms bar, check this thread on how to turn off the touchpad gestures.
 
 
Hope this helps 

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So the audio part of the One Key Theater technology(ie mute, vol up and down) is not working. Even the Fn keys with left and right arrow keys don't affect the volume as well.. No update has been made.. 

Answer:Lenovo Z580 Audio issues

Hi Srish,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
I?m sorry to hear that the shortcut Fn keys are not working as expected in your Z580 Laptop. I would suggest you to re-install LEM (Lenovo Energy Management) driver in the computer this should resolve the issue. Below is the link to download exact LEM for the computer:
 

Drivers and software - IdeaPad Z580

Do post us back if the issue persists.
 
Best Regards
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I am having trouble with the keyboard for my Lenovo Z580. The touch pad will randomly stop working for a few seconds at a time and then the keyboard will type characters erratically or delete items without me pressing any buttons. I thought it may have to do with the touchpad sensitivity but I tried to adjust the settings on the touchpad and even uninstall the touchpad program but the keyboard is still typing ".............................." or deleting everything without me intending to do so. If I press "Num Lock" it will stop for a few seconds and then start again. I sent it in to the warranty company I got through Staples (where the computer was bought) and they said they replaced the AC adapter but I am still having the same problems. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you!

Answer:Lenovo Z580 Keyboard Issues

Hi Alittle1,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
I?m sorry to hear that the Keyboard is not working as expected in your Z580 Laptop and the issue persists even after performing the possible troubleshooting steps. I would strongly suggest you to contact our Technical Support for further Assistance to get the details of the exact department for the concern to be addressed.
 
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.
 
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Hello, I am new to this forum and have just recently bought my Lenovo laptop Z580. I updated to Windows 7 ultimate and everything seems working but I am having wireless connectivity issues. I have a good signal, I can connect to wifi and I donīt experience any internet cuts, however my download speed suddenly drops down, websites are loading slowly as well. Then I run a windows built-in diagnostic tool for wireless and it resolves it automatically: It resets the wireless network adapter and verifies if the network adapter configuration problem is resolved and thatīs it. It shows at the end that I had problems with wireless adapter or access point and that it is fixed. The speed is OK, fast download, everything seems to be working. However the problem occurs again and again. And although Windows automatically resolves it, it is just a very short term solution.I have AR9285 wireless adapter, I tried to update the driver from the official website - no luck. I tried to uninstall the driver completely and install again the one that I have on my: /D hard drive - nothing changed. I have also tried to change my router channels from 6 to 11 and to 1 but no luck. Can you please advise me on this matter?Thank you!

Answer:Z580 WIFI connectivity issues

I suggest you do a onekey recovery to factory reset the laptop. See if it persist in the factory install.





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Hi, My laptop has had certain issues since I bought it a couple of weeks ago. - When I click the x button in a window using the left click button on the pad, sometimes the window behind it closes as well. I tried the double click test in mouse settings and it doesn't seem like a double click is registering. - Sometimes when I open a new window in Firefox, it switches back to a previous window for no reason after a few seconds. This could be a software issue but I haven't experienced it outside of this computer. I've tried disabling add-ons. - The trackpad has twice stopped working completely. The first time was for a minute. The second time was for much longer. I restored the computer to factory settings and it still didn't work. The next day it was working. I've tried installing the latest touchpad drivers from both Lenovo and Synaptics and it didn't help. I realize these problems are all over the place and might be unrelated, but I don't know how else to present them. I appreciate any input.

Answer:Z580 - touchpad and navigation issues

 
 
 
 
 
 
Hi
 
Welcome To Lenovo Community
 
We are really sorry to hear about the issue you are facing,  
Based from what i read in your post, seems like touchpad drivers are not working properly & also touchpad settings are not saving .
 
Please try the following
 
 Uninstall the complete drivers and synaptic suite, restart the system.
Download and install the drivers from here to fix the issue
 
Do give this a try and let us know  
 
 
 
Hope This Helps
Cheers!!!
 
 
 
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I have just purchased the Lenovo Z580 two days ago. Its the i3 model with Windows 8 and I have since noticed problems with the internal wireless adaptor. When I'm connected to my router wirelessly my signal is terrible I get five bars initially then two and then one and it remains on one bar thereafter or disconects entirely. My other computers are fine with the range from the router even when in the same room as the Lenovo laptop and the Lenovo is the only one that struggles to maintain a coonection, I have also noticed that the bandwidth recieved by the wireless adapter is also poor in that I am mostly getting 1Mbps. I have tried installing another driver but it didn't help, I have also opened the bottom panal and checked the cables to the antanna and still no improvement. I'm not sure why it has such poor range, the device manager shows its a broadcom card, I've never had a braodcom before I usually have atheros because all of my previous laptops have been Toshiba. I'd appreciate some advice from the community here, are there any known problems with the wireless adaptors for this hardware? Thanks to all who take the time to help.

Answer:Ideapad Z580 Wireless Issues.

[BUMP] Any ideas yet?

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Hi, I am facing key pad problem with ideapadz580.The keys "9","O","L","." are not working remaining all keys are working perfectly. Please provide me a solutions. * I did restart and reinstalling drivers but of no use.

Answer:Ideapad z580 series keypad issues

Hi and welcome to the lenovo forums.
 
Can you try to boot into Safe Mode and see if all of the keyboard keys are working.
 
If all of the keys are working, there's most likely an third party application that's disabling the "9","O","L"," and "." keys. Perform a clean boot to isolate what app is causing the issue.
 
If all of the keyboard keys still doesn't work in Safe Mode then this is most likely a defective keyboard and you need to contact lenovo for service.
 
 
Hope this helps

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 This is my first and I think last time I have bought lenovo gadget. I had dell laptop for 3 years then for 5 years I had Apple. Someone recommended me to try lenovo but I can't believe it such a well known company can make a trash like this.Just because of this serious issue of  internet connection. I have lost  some of my official data's and unsaved work. Once I was in the middle of transferring money online and internet went off. I have a problem with my wifi. I have looked at other post's, I have updated the drivers. I have also changed the settings for the wireless card on the power settings. This has made no difference. This is not linked to the router or provider as my other PC and phones are all working fine. Just because of that issue I bought new router and wifi connectors months back I went back to office depot (bought from that place) and they asked me to call lenovo for your problem. So I did and they sent me new card for that issue.It worked for a month and the problem started again. I called them yesterday and they asked me to send it to them. During that time period do I have to buy a new one for my personal use? This time my friend asked me to try this forum. And I am surprised that this is the main problem with this laptop.How can we loss $500 on such an item? If there was such a big issue they should recall it instead of making people fool. I have tried everything to solve this problem over the phone and reading all the po... Read more

Answer:Z580 wifi /internet connection issues

I am totaly agree with you! I have the same issue, tried evething proposed here to solve the problem but nothing helped.Very disappointed by the level of Lenovo's support.

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I am having real issues with my Lenovo Z580 laptop touchpad. The touchpad functions normally, but freezes unexpectedly. I have to click ALT + Tab and change the window for it to work again. I have removed and re-installed the drivers and this has had no impact.  It is really frustrating as it is becoming more and more regular and also the keyboard seems to be having minor issues too. If anyone can help it would be most appreciated Thanks, Will













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Answer:Ideapad Z580 - touchpad / keyboard issues

hi Will,
 
Welcome to the Lenovo Forums.
 
Just to check
 
Curious, if you don't re-install the Touchpad driver from the lenovo website and let Windows use a generic driver, are you still getting freezing issues while using the Touchpad?
 
If you have the Synaptics touchpad and it works fine with the generic driver then the problem is likey with the driver. Try to install this driver directly from the Synaptics website:
 
Windows 8/7/XP/Vista 64/32-bit Edition v17.0.19
118.1 MB zip
 
If the freezing issue still occur even with a generic touchpad driver then it's likely that the Touchpad is showing signs of imminent failure. In this case, I recommend you contact lenovo and report your findings.
 
As for the keyboard, are some of the keys not working?
 - If some of the keyboard keys are intermittently working then this is likely a keyboard failure and I recommend you report this also when you contact lenovo.
 
Support phone list
 
 
Regards

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We have two Lenovo Ideapads Z580 which connect to the internet wireless, then keep losing their connection.  I downloaded the Lenovo Support Software and ran the tests.  All tests passed except the Wireless connectivity test.  It came back with a warning result code WWF00F000-VL7V4D.  What does this mean?  We are ready to go out and buy new Dell laptops just to solve this problem. Any suggestions? Thankyou. Diane

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Hello everyone ,I wanted to ask few questions about my laptop and also have few issues with my laptop.I would be highly thankful if anyone helps me through.My Laptop's Configuration : Core i7 (2.1Ghz , 6MB ),8 GB RAM , NVIDIA 2GB , 1TB HDD ( 5400 rpm ). DVD Writer etc.  Operating System : Windows 8.11.  MY laptop is all fine.But it is somewhat slow.actually not somewhat but its actually slow and i believe that the main performance bottleneck is the HDD ( 5400 rpm ) , so now i am thinking of replacing the HDD with a SSD.Thats fine enough ? what i want now is that i want to remove the DVD Writer of my laptop and put this 1TB HDD in a bay adapter there.i am thinkng of getting a 120GB Samsung 840 Pro series SSD ( isn't that enough ) that i would write the operating system to and the program files and the rest stuff on the 1TB HDD.Would it work ?  if it would where do i get the bay adpater that would fit in the laptop without causing problems ? i want the bay adapter from lenovo or any other reputed company.also , i am from india the thing must be available here.I have seen many bay adapters available but they aren't avaiable for india.Please suggest where i could get it ?2.  As you may have seen the laptop configuration my laptop battery doesn't give me that much of a back up.it gives me 2 hours and 15 minutes when in power saver mode , full brightness reduction and the NVIDIA has been disabled in BIOS.i want a 9 cell option for this instead of 6 cel... Read more

Answer:Lenovo Ideapad Z580 Issues and some questions.

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Just before Christmas took delivery of my shiny new ideapad z580 running windows 8. I will explain everything first and see where we get.I use this in my home studio and connect a Rane SL1 usb souncard through it and then use Serato or Virtual DJ and timecodes through the CD players. After installing the drivers and plugging in the USB SL1, the touchpad came to a virtual stop. Unplug USB and it starts moving again.I then tried option 2, which was to plug in a 3.5 stereo jack into the audio output and connect this to a mixer. Sound works fine, but again the touchpad comes to a virtual halt. I then left this for an hour and when i came back the touchpad was working. Unplug it and put it back in, then touchpad goes back to dead slow or stop. I thought it may have been that the drivers for my USB SL1 controller where not Windows 8 compatible and as these are not available yet, I went and bought a Hercules USB soundcard, which comes with Windows 8 Drivers. Plugged this in all excited, only to find that the touchpad freezes or moves very slowly when I do. Unplug and the touchpad moves freely. Leave it for an hour and again the touchpad moves freely and everything works. I have tried it in both USB3 and USB2 ports. The only thing I have not tried is using an external mouse. I wrote today as I have seen lots of people saying the same about the Touchpad. Mine is the Synaptics one. I have also read somewhere that the easy option is to use the windows 8 drivers.... Read more

Answer:Z580 Touchpad and Sound Card Issues

Any Help. Thanks

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I'm still under the one year warrenty from purchasing the laptop,And when I play my games, Like Starcraft 2... World of warcraft...  The computer starts to freeze everyonce in awhile during the games. And when it freezes, It beeps when ever I try to push keys. Low mellow tone'ed beeps.Sometimes the whole monitor will freeze, while the game still goes but if i alt tabb it goes back to normal StarCraft 2 Even crashed once warning me about low pooled video memory or somthing like that.(its runs of 512mb cards at the lowest. and geforce is 1gb.) Does that mean my card, or the computer its self is going bad? I tryed to contact (newegg.com) the place of purchase.and they linked me to lenovos home page. for support. But I don't see an email adress. And I don't like phone calls. But they said maybe I need to get it replaced. But I dont know were or how to do that. Any help apreceated. thanks (Specs:Ideapad z580 intel i5 up2 3.1ghzintel HD4000nVidaGeforce gt 635m6gb ramwin8)

Answer:z580 and Graphics issues / warrenty support

Hi FCFlutterShy,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to hear that your Z580 is crashing while playing games. Please check the compatibility of the games and ensure that the latest driver is installed in the computer. Below is the links to check the compatibility of the game and automatically download the latest display drivers for the computer:
 

Game Compatibility check 
Intel display driver auto detect
NVIDIA graphics driver auto detect

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

Shiva Kumar






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Not eI have Lenov oZ580 Ideapad (Core i3, 500 gb HDD, 4gb Ram,)                        My laptop working fine with windows 8.1 but one day i saw lenovo official website and download bios from there and decide to update my laptop bios because currently windos 8.1 working slow so, i think now update my bios, I updated my bios but after upgraded bios laptop is very slow i try to format it's take too much time for format.after updating it's slow,graphic driver not installed, it's start time is take more than 30minute.                 My laptop is under warrenty if i go to service center they will take money or not of this problem can anybody say? i everyone person to say don't update your bios in any condition because i'm tired to find solution for it. i hate lenovo laptop's because in past there is hinged problem in my laptop so i decide never buy lenovo laptop. it's unsatisfied  any body please HELP Me.....    

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I've recently been having issues with both my wireless adapter and the cooling fan in my Z580. I upgraded to Windows 10 about 1 year ago. My fan does not seem to work at all, I can't hear it and the laptop climbs to very high temperatures. More recently the Wifi has been disconnecting and my router disapears from the list. Switching on and off the computer helps 80% of the time. I'm not exactly sure of where to start to try and resolve this.

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Hi

I formatted my disk and installed win xp pro, and i have installed all tools and drivers from the drivers and tools cd, but the windows say that battery drivers are not installed.
I don't know what do do yet. The power saver is installed and they have problems to. It says that i don't have permission to execute it.

Please help. I need xp pro to install things that in home is not possible.

Sorry my bad english

Answer:Satellite M40-231: Windows needs battery drivers under XP Pro

Hi there,

a little suggestion: download ALL tools and drivers from the toshiba website (http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/cgi-bin/ToshibaCSG/download_drivers_bios.jsp)
then remove all tools and drivers which were installed from cd. Postpone you must installed the downloaded one.

In case of any further question just ask. :)

Greets

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