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IDEAPAD Z500 WIFI ADAPTER BIOS WHITELIST

Question: IDEAPAD Z500 WIFI ADAPTER BIOS WHITELIST

So I learned that Lenovo does not let you do sh*#& with the notebook you buy from them. my problem is as follows: my z500 came with a broadcom wifi card. this is no good, because it is not compatible with intels wireless display. solution would be installing a intel centrino card, the n2230 in particular, for which lenovo even offers drivers on the z500 support page. i bought one of these adapters on ebay, installed it and then my laptop produced an error: this card is invalid, remove it, otherwise the laptop will not boot. bios checks the wifi adapter against a whitelist. if the adapter is not on the list, the machine does not boot. what makes it really bad is that you cant buy a regular intel centrino n2230. you have to get one branded from lenovo. can anyone tell me where i can get a lenovo branded n2230 wifi adapter? calling lenovo didn't help. they just said: can only sell you what was installed in your laptop when you bought it. has anyone sucessfully removed or augmented the z500s bios whitelist? has anyone sucessfully rebranded an intel wifi card, so bios recognizes it as one on the whitelist? any help is greatly appreciated.

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Answer: IDEAPAD Z500 WIFI ADAPTER BIOS WHITELIST

Hi everyone!I have installed Mac OS on my Lenovo Z500, and the original Intel Wifi Card is not supported by Mac.So, i have changed my card to Broadcom BCM94322HM8L and when i boot my notebook i seen the card is unsuported by my bios...And there is my request to You, can someone remove the white list from lenovo z500 BIOS, and upload the flashable bios here? // Sorry for my bad english... ;/

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I have the N586-20180. I want to upgrade the wifi card but I can't find the whitelist to pick a pre-approved wifi card. Does anyone know where I can find it?

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Hello, I'd like to change my wifi card to better wifi card.Are there any whitelist wifi cards for my ideapad 510s? Thanks

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Hello
 
I would like to replace my current Wifi adapter Ralink RT3290 by an newer Intel 7260.HMWWB.R and I've read that the BIOS whitelist may cause problems.
 
How do I know whether the BIOS of my laptop is using a whitelist?
 
I bought the laptop with a pre-installed Windows 8 but later downgraded to Windows 7. The model is HP Pavilion 15, serial [Personal Information Removed]
 
Your help is highly appreciated.
 
Cheers
Lio
 













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Answer:Wifi adapter replacement (whitelist issue)

Hi: Your model does not have a whitelist but check to make sure the wlan card you have now has two antennas connected to it. The Intel 7260 needs two wireless antennas to work correctly.

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I am a new owner of an Ideapad Z565.  I have an old Intel 5100 A/G/N card I'd like to use in my new notebook.  Can someone assist me with modifying the stock BIOS to remove the white list or point me to a modified BIOS that's already had the WiFi white list removed? Thanks...  JH

Answer:Ideapad Z565 - Need help editing/removing wifi whitelist.

warning: modifying bios will void your warranty.

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Hello, How can we send a request to Lenovo for ASAP release of a BIOS update/patch for removing the BIOS whitelist restriction? I know so many people suffering from this issue and I will personally never buy Lenovo again due to this restrction. Who would want to buy a computer that cannot be upgraded? Why does Lenovo care anyway to restrict this matter when the warranty is broken anyway if the back cover is opened so why not let the user do what he wants? Anyone from Lenovo, please reply, I am very disappointed. 

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Hey folks, according to the subject, is there anybody with a functioning bios? I'd like to use the Ericsson F3507 WAN adapter, but, with Lenovo original Bioses I'm getting "Error 1802" during pre boot screen. I already tested a modified Bios from Camilo (http://www.mediafire.com/?r0l68k1x2ddnn#8cn6cge26drws) - partially successful. However the Bios mod had several side-effects (occasionally booting problems, WAN adapter disappears after standby etc.). So I'd be glad to hear your experiences, if you faced and passed a similar challenge ;-) Chabar    













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Answer:T420s: search for BIOS with WAN adapter Whitelist

Why the effort? Why not just get a F5521GW? There's one on eBay for $99 http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=60Y3257&_sacat=0&_sop=15&_odkw=60Y3255&_osacat=0&_trksid=p3286.c...  





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hi everyone! i have well known problems with z580 wlan adapter.
with win8 and win8.1 it gives a lot of problem (continue to disconnect/reconnect/slow finding new wlan...)
i formatted and reverted to win 7 to see if the problem is still here.
it runs quite well now BUT...
at home i have 100mbit connection in download and the wlan of this pc support only 72mbit: when you go to "advance" in hardware propreties of the adapter it says that 40mhz is not supported and i read this is the cause of slow speed
so... i would like to change the wlan adapter... but obviously it must be in wthitelist on the bios...
the problem is that there is no bios download for this model!! is it possible???!???!?
and the whitelisted wlan adapter are so old that is impossible to find them to buy online...
the z580 model is the one with 4giga ram, i3 3210, nvidia gt635m
wlan adapter is: PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4727&SUBSYS_058714E4&REV_01 (broadcom)
anyone has ideas??? have i to replace this pc to use my wifi connection at home at full speed??? (i dont want to use an external dongle)
thanks!!
 
 
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Is there a compatible Hard drive Bay Adapter for the Z500 series? I see ones for thinkpads but not for Ideapads.













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Answer:Hard drive Bay Adapter for Ideapad Z500 Series

You could buy a hardware caddy which gets inserted in the CD drive bay.you could buy one from ebay.  http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_sacat=0&_nkw=lenovo+ideapad+hdd+caddy&_frs=1





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

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

Hi
 
Welcome To Lenovo Community
 
 Please find various reviews which should help in taking a decision
 
http://reviews.lenovo.com/8923-en_us/D154D5AC6B50D842DA0C71463DC39B2A_12F0696583E04D86B9B79B0FEC01C0...
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hB-n-0haKmU
 
http://www.theverge.com/products/ideapad-z500/6058
 
http://www.engadget.com/2013/01/06/lenovo-u310-u410-touch-z400-z500-touch/
 
 
 
 
Hope This Helps
Cheers!!!
 
 
 
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Are you going to add Intel 7260 AC  WiFi card to X230's BIOS whitelist in the future?I'm thinking about upgrading my wifi-card to an Intel AC card. Thank you.  

Answer:Are you going to add Intel 7260 AC WiFi card to X230's BIOS whitelist?

I'd like to see the bios updated as well!  Thanks Lenovo!

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LENOVO G50-45 upgrading wifi card is impossible because of whitelist in bios!whitelist must be removed because there are only slow and old cards!in my notebook i want install what i want!

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

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













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Answer:LENOVO IDEAPAD Z500 WIFI ISSUE

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

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Hi, hope someone out there can help me  Over the last few weeks, I've had strange wifi connectivity issues on my laptop (which was bought in January of this year);Sometimes it connects fine, although instead of being full bars of reception like it used to be, it may be only 1 or 2 or 3 bars.Sometimes it connects but there is only 'limited connectivity', which basically means I can't use the wifi internet at all.Other times, it will say there are no wifi networks available at all (even though where I live there are usually 10 other wifi networks in the vicinity)- the only solution to this is to restart the laptop and then the available networks reappear again (although I still might have only limited connectivity even then). Quite often, the wifi will be working ok, and then spontaneously it will switch to limited connectivity so I have to plug in my ethernet cable into my laptop to continue browsing online. Otherwise, if the laptop is on and the wifi is on limited connectivity and I haven't inserted the ethernet cable, it will spontaneously switch back to working again. I know it's not an issue with my router because I never have any problems connecting my phone to the wifi. I have a feeling this may be related to the latest windows 8.1 updates seeing as I usually update my laptop as soon as an update comes out (last time I did it was a few weeks ago) and this is a new problem. Previously I had no issues with wifi connectivity. I tried installing... Read more

Answer:Ideapad Z500 sudden wifi problems windows 8.1

 I don't know how to help you I am afraid. And I don't think you'll get much or any help from Lenovo. It seems so many people have a problems with wifi connection, but no one at Lenovo cares to fix the problem. What is the point of having a laptop, if it can't connect to wifi without the LAN cable? Might as well have the benefits of a desktop. It seems windows 7 or 8 still there are issues. Looks like this is going to be the first and last Lenovo i will ever purchase!!

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

Answer:IdeaPad Z500 bios access

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

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

Answer:Ideapad Z500 Bios issue

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

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













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Answer:IdeaPad Z500 Bios Recovery

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

Shiva Kumar






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HiAfter updating the Bios to 1.21 I have problem with the fn key,I mean that in order to lower the volume I have to press fn + f3(whereas before it worked just press the f3). What to do to make the function return as it was. Thanks













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Answer:Ideapad z500 fn key problem after Bios update to 1.21

After installation of BIOS upgrade version 1.21 on my Lenovo Z500 laptop, F buttons doesn't work properly. What is the solution? Thanks. Francesco.

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hello guys ....i am havng ideapad z500...yestrday i updated my bios from V1.18 to V1.21...but after update i have been faceing two major issues ...1) the FN key function are change ie.before bios update i can mute,increase,decearse brigthness and volume by just pressing f1 to f12 key bt now after update i have to press FN +F1 ...F12to do so...its really frustratingthen2) after bios update i m getting blue screen telling DRIVER _POWER_STATE_FALIUREplssssssssss..guy anyone tell me d solution for these issue  thanks in advance

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













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Answer:Bios Problem, Lenovo Ideapad Z500

Problem was in wrong usb flash disc. Solved

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Hi everyone! I own the Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 laptop for 2-3 years and I have several troubles with WiFi since the time I have upgraded to Windows 10 months ago, but it has became quite urgent since the new year. After re/starting laptop or start from the sleep mode, I got disconnected. First half hour I have to deal with highly volatile and unstable connection trying to switch some settings with devmgmt.msc Well, what happens:WiFi turning on/off randomly, the same with WiFi driver (WiFi icon is replaced with PC plugin with red cross)The WiFi turning on/off button randomly disables or dissapears at allIf WiFi is turned on, no networks are foundIf I finally connect to a network, the connection becomes limited or disables in a momentThe WiFi panel has unpredictable behaviour, such as changing height to 100px approximately and I have to scroll, or starts connecting to a network even it's not checked to connect automaticallyWhenever the connection is lost or limited, the Google Chrome freezes and stops responding (its default behaviour?)What I have tried?As I have mentioned above, the playing with devmgmt.msc gives me usually a solution in lots of minutes, I have found on this website the advices about switching the 802.11n Channel from 20MHz to Automatically and vice versa. Sometimes works temporarily, sometimes for the rest of the day (or until I shut the laptop down, the following day my struggles go on..)Turning the WiFi off and on, but I am afraid ... Read more

Answer:Lenovo IdeaPad Z500, Windows 10 Wifi driver and connection problems

Hi Nichar,Please download  the driver of the wifi and bluetooth  card from Intel.com.  Then download the windows update troubleshooter here. Use the the troubleshooter to hide any update for the wifi and bluetooth card. Hope this helps.Cheers,





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Hi everyone! I own the Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 laptop for 2-3 years and I have several troubles with WiFi since the time I have upgraded to Windows 10 months ago, but it has became quite urgent since the new year. After re/starting laptop or start from the sleep mode, I got disconnected. First half hour I have to deal with highly volatile and unstable connection trying to switch some settings with devmgmt.msc Well, what happens:WiFi turning on/off randomly, the same with WiFi driver (WiFi icon is replaced with PC plugin with red cross)The WiFi turning on/off button randomly disables or dissapears at allIf WiFi is turned on, no networks are foundIf I finally connect to a network, the connection becomes limited or disables in a momentThe WiFi panel has unpredictable behaviour, such as changing height to 100px approximately and I have to scroll, or starts connecting to a network even it's not checked to connect automaticallyWhenever the connection is lost or limited, the Google Chrome freezes and stops responding (its default behaviour?)What I have tried?As I have mentioned above, the playing with devmgmt.msc gives me usually a solution in lots of minutes, I have found on this website the advices about switching the 802.11n Channel from 20MHz to Automatically and vice versa. Sometimes works temporarily, sometimes for the rest of the day (or until I shut the laptop down, the following day my struggles go on..)Turning the WiFi off and on, but I am afraid ... Read more

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Helloto the point: i want to underclock the speed of memory from 1333 to 800. But to do that, i need to go into BIOS Advanced option (chipset) and here is the problem. There is no advanced option in my BIOS version 3.7 in my Z500 ideapad. Is there any chance of getting there ? Or this option is locked ? 

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Hi, I have an Ideapad Z500 with an W8.1 installed on it. I updated the bios to the last version but after that I can not control the luminosity level anymore. When I try to do it pressing the Hotkey it trurns to the lowest level of luminosity and I can only fix it by pressing the hotfix key when the laptop starts. I can not return to the old bios version. What shall I do? can anyone help please. Thank you













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Answer:Ideapad Z500 Luminosity Problem after updating bios

You can update or reinstall the display driver and check the luminosity is same as before.Steps to uninstall display driver1. Open Device Manager2. Go to Display Adapters, right click, choose Uninstall, and then restart your computer. Download and install latest video drivers from below link givenhttp://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS032587

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Hi guysHave an issue with an X220 where the system was ready to be sent to the user, I did system update the night before deploying which included a firmware update, next morning the wifi was disabled. (original bios 1.28 I think, new bios 1.4).The wifi card is no longer detected by the system at all, indicating the firmware has disabled the card. I managed to force it back to a previous BIOS revision but the issue persists, I then rolled to 1.4 official again and have tried the modded bios v1.4 (without wifi whitelist).I have tried the original card in a different unit and it works, and have tried the spare units wifi card (same model card) in this X220, also not detected. So it seems the BIOS is still blocking all similar Intel cards. Interestingly if I try a Broadcom card from a different model Lenovo, it is detected in the mini wifi slot.So this confirms the slot is operational.I cannot use it however since it is a full size card and does not fit in the mini wifi section in the x220.Last idea I had was to try all the cards in the 2nd (full length) slot but that will not pick up any Wifi cards at all. Anybody have an idea where to look to enable the Intel cards again? I have seen mention of a pin which is used for this but surely with the modded bios this should not be an issue? Note that with any of the intel cards inserted no devices are detected in Dev Man, and no option to switch them on via Fn+F5 (wifi option missing) Thanks for any suggestion... Read more

Answer:X220 wont detect Intel mini wifi, detects full size Broadcom, BIOS 1.43 w/o whitelist

HiWhat's the wifi card model, its p/n, Lenovo FRU? If this card isn't approved to use in x220, do you get the lock screen with error 1802 message during the laptop booting with original BIOS? Regarding the patched BIOS any question should be addressed to its author, it's not a deal of this official forum.BIOS v.1.4 wasn't released ever. Intitial, factory released version 1.04 dated 2011 year is outdated. The recent version is 1.43. It's impossible to rollback this version to any previous version, 1.28 including.

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Hi all, my problem is that when I was updating my BIOS installation failure and I wonder what is the procedure for a restoration with USB, my bios is a Insyde H2O, 8gb ram Lenovo z500 Windows 8. Thanks

Answer:Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 Bios Insyde H2O Corrupted after flash

Hi Genever, welcome to the forum.
 
     Please see this thread for some answers.
 
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-P-Y-and-Z-series/How-rocevery-bios-in-my-Y580/td-p/1082619
 
     Read all of neokenchi's posts, and look at the links he provides.
 
Cheers
 
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I'm so mad, because I really like this function on my notebook but I can't find a solution. The panel works, the problem is that if I click on it, the sound of music or film doesn't change. 
 
Please help meeeeeeee 
 
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity & normalized font size.
 
 

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

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 I bought my z41 ideapad in october. Thus far it has been working okay, until recently, when the wifi adapter started acting up - somehow it turns off or something so that when I go less than 20m from the router, there is either barely any signal, or it says there are no networks to connect to. However when I go through the troubleshooter, it resets the adapter and then finds the connection and connects to it, showing about 3-4 bars of signal. Every 5-10 minutes or so, though, the connection is canceled and it wants me to reconnect, even though automatic connection is enabled for the network.  Sometimes the troubleshooter  gives the "Windows could not automatically detect this network's proxy settings" error, but the proxy server thing is not even enabled on my laptop.  Does anyone have any idea what this could be? 

Answer:IdeaPad Z41 wifi adapter problem

Seems like a defective adapter or a driver is needed. Refer to this page to download the WiFi drivers. If that doesn't work, contact Lenovo support. http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/Laptops-and-netbooks/Lenovo-Z-Series-laptops/z41-70?linkTra...

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I've owned a Z510 for a little over a year now. I was not happy with it until I reinstalled Windows and left all the bloatware out. As soon as the warranty expired, I installed a SSD, a HDD caddy in the DVD drive bay and 16GB of ram. The one other thing I wanted to change, but couldn't is the wireless card thanks to Lenovo's brilliant idea of implementing a whitelist in the BIOS. It's ridiculous that 8 year old laptops came equipped with wireless cards capable of connecting to the 5GHz band yet this laptop does not, and to add insult to injury Lenovo will not allow you to change it. I would have never bought this laptop had I known that ahead of time. Is there any hope that the Wi-Fi whitelist will ever be removed? I ask this fully expecting the answer to be "no" as this laptop has not been available for sale for quite a while now and I doubt Lenovo will continue to support it.













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Answer:Ideapad Z510 Wi-Fi whitelist

You are right I'm afraid, I think it highly unlikely. Since Lenovo seem to stop further bios development once a model has been withdrawn, unless critically necessary, and since in common with a lot of laptops these days, across brands, the bios whitelist is 'hardwired' into the eeprom and would need a user to physically reprogram that with expensive hardware, I can see little likelihood of it ever happening. Why they put such a cheap WLAN card in a laptop, on a fast pci express 2.0 slot, in a well speced laptop, is another question that is beyond me. A desktop wireless card from 7 years ago and a 5 year old cheap HP laptop had both much faster better wifi for me. Plus the Z510 has no gigabit Lan either! in 2015!! Best solution is to get a Usb wifi dongle and forget the internal one if you need a proper connection. Another question for me is can that pci express slot be used for anything else? If you get a chance, I'd be interested to know.

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Question: WIFI Whitelist

Hello, I am interested in upgrading the wireless card on my notebook and would like to know if there is a whitelist.  Idealy I would like to connect to a my 8011.ac router's 5ghz frequency and add bluetooth capabilities.  Looking at the service manual, there seem to be 3 alternatives but none seem to meet the 802.11ac standard. Description                                       (Spare part number)Ralink RT3290LE 802.11bgn 1x1 Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 Combo Adapter (690020-005)Realtek RT8723BE 802.11bgn 1x1 Wi-Fi + BT4.0 Combo Adapter (753077-005)Realtek RTL8188EE 802.11bgn Wi-Fi Adapter (709848-005) Can I purchase any half mini wifi card that does meet the ac standard or does it have to be one of the listed spare parts?

Answer:WIFI Whitelist

Hi: There is no whitelist, but check to confirm that your notebook has two antennas connected to the wireless card (or that there are two that can be connected). Then you can install any model HMC card you want.  I recommend the Intel 7260 dual band AC card with BT.

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Hi AllDoes any one know whether Lenovo are going to remove this stupid whitelist for Wifi cards on future models? I had to reflash the BIOS on my X220 in order to get my prefferred wifi card to work. My girlfriends Lenovo U310 had a rubbish Broadcom card which kept disconnecting from the Wifi and it was a royal PITA to find a download for new BIOS for that. I work in IT and have been somewhat responsible for purchasing decisions in the past. We had a number of Lenovo Thinkpads in the past and when we needed to upgrade the wifi cards in them it also turned into a farce. (The company is now buying DELLs in future). Surely Lenovo must realise that this whitelist is harming only themselves? I fail to see any good reason why they need to impliment this? I know that this must have come up a million times, but maybe I think that if enough people speak out on this, Lenovo might listen? Also, I really would like one these when they come out and hope that Lenovo won't pull the same stunt!? It took me 10 minutes of my own time to write this post, but each time I've had issues with the whitelist it's taken me considerably more time to dig out a modded BIOS. Each of these times giving masses of frustration that what should be a 3 minute job ends up taking UPWARDS of an hour!  Please sort it out Lenovo!!

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Hi I'm change my PCI-E WiFi in noutbook for intel centrino n100 and have 702 error while starting. Bios upgrade is not help me.Why this wifi is not supported and where i can see whitelist for my device? 

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Hi all, Which wifi cards are on the G510 whitelist and which of them support 802.11 ac standard?

Answer:G510 wifi whitelist and 802.11 ac

aei_vd wrote:
Hi all,
 
Which wifi cards are on the G510 whitelist and which of them support 802.11 ac standard?

The parts listing from your service manual will contain parts available to upgrade / replace in your specific notebook.  If you do not see one with Wireless AC, it may be time to contact Lenovo Support by phone to check on that option.
 
Click this link to view your manual in PDF format:  G510 Service / Maintenance Manual
 
When I looked up your notebook and checked the parts lists, these are the options I was able to see.  Of them, I do not see anything stating compatibility with Wireless AC, altho they all should connect to a Wireless AC router / hot spot without troubles.
 

WLAN, Intel 135 1x1BGN+BT Intel 135 1x1BGN+BT PCIE HMC WLAN (G400/G410/G500/G510) Part No. 20200486
WLAN, WiFi 1x1 BGN Cbt BCM94313HMG 1x1BGN HMC WLAN Part No. 20200102
WLAN, WiFi 1x1 BGN Liteon HB125 1x1BGN HMC WLAN Part No. 20200223
WLAN, WiFi 1x1 BGN+BT4.0 Cbt BCM943142HM 1x1BGN+BT4.0 HMC WLAN Part No. 20200222
WLAN, WiFi 1x1 BGN+BT4.0 Liteon WB2251x1BGN+BT4.0 HMC WLAN Part No.20200224

 
 
Good luck...
 
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I have laptop lenovo z70-80 and i want to change my wifi card, i know that lenovo have whitelist on laptops.I can not find a list of allowed devices. Please, help, i need list of devices.

Answer:Lenovo z70-80 wifi whitelist

Hello and welcome,
 
The whitelisted wifi models and FRU numbers are in the Hardware Maintenance Manual - Lenovo G70-70, G70-80, Z70-80
 
As you may know, a card must be a listed model and have a matching Lenovo FRU number to pass the whitelist. Just matching the model is not sufficient.
 
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I have laptop lenovo z70-80 and i want to change my wifi card, i know that lenovo have whitelist on laptops.I can not find a list of allowed devices. Please, help, i need list of devices.

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Hi, I changed the wifi card to a Intel Wireless-AC 7260 to have 5Ghz and decent speed. The BIOS does not accept this as it is not whitelisted. Manually modifiying the BIOS would not be a huge problem but i refuse to do this because I bought this laptop with my money, don't want any company (neither Lenovo nor FCC) to limit what I do. I live in germany, so FCC is not my part. I bought this laptop and can do with it whatever I want. I am just pissed about this and dont want to spend my own time to fix this. I never had a Laptop with device whitelist before. Would I have known this before I bought it, I would have chosen another device / company. Is there anything I can do to avoit manipulating the BIOS on my own? Thanks for help. Silberling.

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The ThinkPad X230s (not the X230/X230i/X230t), has a recent BIOS update (as recent as Jan 2015) but when I put in my Intel 7260 AC card from another Lenovo X240 it said that it was an unauthorized network card.  If Lenovo isn't giving up on this rare machine yet (and BIOS updates mean they aren't), do they ever update the WiFi white list.

Answer:ThinkPad X230s WiFi whitelist

It uses the same NGFF form factor as the X240/X240s

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Hi, I own a Thinkpad E550, and looking at wifi cards to possibly upgrade from the 1x1 Intel 3160, it seems some Lenovo laptops require Wifi cards to belong to a whitelist, and be of a particular version the BIOS would have to accept. Is that the case for all Lenovo laptops, and more to the point, for my E550? What happens, when one tries to replace the widi card with a non-whitelisted one?

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I want to upgrade my Wireless NIC for 802.11ac (currently stuck with 802.11 N- with no 5GHz functionality), as well as Bluetooth. Since HP uses a Whitelists that complicate the upgrades. How can I check these lists? How can I tell whether this card would work in my machine?http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA1UH3ZD6842&ignorebbr=1&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleMKP-PC&cm... or if you please could you orientate me by telling me which intel card would support 5Ghz, I would greatly appreciate. Thanks in advance,

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Hello! I can't find quickspecs for this model of notebook. 1. What is maximum memory support of notebook?2. I want to change wifi card. Have it whitelist in bios or I can install any M2 card in it?3. Can you give whitelist?

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I bought a new wifi card before I was aware that my laptop had a whitelist on what cards I was allowed to use, and now I am wondering if there is any way to remove this whitelist so that I can use my laptop how I want to. Lenovo g580 20150













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Answer:Is it possible to remove wifi whitelist Lenovo g580

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
 
The only way to remove the whitelist is to modify the BIOS which is not endorsed or supported by Lenovo.  The use of a modded BIOS is done so at your own risk and will void any remaining warranty you have on your laptop. 

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Hi All, I am looking at replacing the wifi card in my HP Envy 17-j113tx; its currently got a Intel Wireless-N 7260 (single band) card. I want to upgrade to a decent dual band, preferably AC card. If it doesn't have a whitelist, great... If it does have a whitelist, can anyone please let me know where to find the whitelisted cards, or let me know what they are? Thanks in advance!Jason

Answer:Does HP Envy 17-j113tx have a wifi card whitelist?

Hi, Jason: As far as we know, that model series does not have a BIOS whitelist, and if you want to install the 7260 dual band-AC card it should also work just fine. If you want to try ordering a model made for HP by searching by the part number on Amazon or eBay, this is the one you need... Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 802.11 ac 2x2 WiFi + BT 4.0   HP Part # 710661-001 

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Is there a way to remove the Y570's wifi whiltelist with the 2.08 bios? I am trying to out in a dual band wifi adapter into my laptop. I saw these instructions: http://www.bios-mods.com/forum/Thread-Removed-lenovo-y-570-whitelist-removal-request but they talk about 2.06 bios. Is there a way to remove the whitelist with 2.08 or do I have to move back to 2.06 to remove the whitelist?

Answer:Lenovo Y570 wifi whitelist removal

hi snerler,the forum rules forbids the discussions including bios hacking so i'd suggest you to start a thread at that website instead of.thank you for understanding.

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Dear HP Support, i am the happy owner of an HP 6710b (year 2007/2008 model) notebook.Of course now it is a little bit dated. So i decided to upgrade my wifi card (intel) to a new Intel wifi card which supports the 802.11n standard. Unfortunately i discovered that HP uses BIOS based wifi card whitelists to prohibit the user to upgrade the wifi card. When i bought the notebook HP never mentioned it. HP advertised that the notebook has a mini pci express slot. Therefore i concluded that every mini pcie standards compatible wifi card would work. My Questions: 1. Why do you use bios whitelists ?2. How will you fix this ?3. When will you fix this? 4. Which models are using a whitelist? Does HP sell any Notebook/netbook without a bios whitelist?  Thank you.   

Answer:HP notebook wifi whitelist (card upgrade)

Hi,The first 3 questions are for HP guys but I'm not one..HP provide service manuals for its products and you may find all compatible components in there. The whitelist contains all the part numbers from the service guide so when you want to upgrade a laptop, find the component in the service guide or choose the best you can get if more components are available..The guide for your laptop: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/CoreRedirect.jsp?redirectReason=DocIndexPDF&prodSer...There is an Intel 802.11a/b/g/n compatible wireless card. The part number is: ?441086-001?(for the US etc, see the manual for the right pn))I think it's a WiFi Link 4965AGN. The part number is important because the same WiFi Link 4965AGN for the UK or other European/Asia countries will be probably different (use different wifi regulations than the US).This one should work:http://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-Mini-PCIe-802-11-A-B-G-N-WLAN-4965AGN-New-441086-001-/330611825906?pt=PCC...? 

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I have replaced my U430P Ideapad's wifi card from the original to a card that should provide AC wifi, 3 or 4 times over the years.  Some work for a while, but they quit in a few months to a year; and I have found that different cards can have the same model number, and even the same FRU number, and not be consistent in passing the whitelist.  Is there a definitive whitelist for this model, please, that will tell me exactly which AC cards I can use?  I have the upgraded BIOS if that helps, 7CCN62WW.  Thanks for any tips on this!!

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Question: Bios Whitelist

Is there any chance of having a bios update for this notebook that will either remove the hardware whitelist or allow for upto date wireless cards?

Answer:Bios Whitelist

What is the currently installed wifi adapter? You will not be able to install an internal wifi adapter that is capable of 802.11ac specification. The antenna setup in the notebook only allows for a 1 x 1 (single data stream)  single band (2.4 GHz) adapter.  Internal 802.11ac  2 x 2  (dual data stream)  dual band wifi adapters are not a viable upgrade option for your 2012 model notebook. The only way to have 802.11ac wifi specification for your notebook would be to use a USB wifi dongle that has the capability. The USB adapter can also give you dual band capability. (2.4 & 5 GHZ)

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Hello, I want to upgrade my network card, it's a U98H121 (NGFF, m.2). But I must know if my bios has a whitelist, otherwise my other network card won't work. So does my bios had a whitelist or not?













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Answer:Does my bios has a whitelist?

It does not have a whitelist but there are additional considerations.  1. How difficult to access the wi-fi card? Service Manual   see p. 51 (in your case medium difficulty) 2. Does the laptop come with 2 wireless antennae? While a dual band card will "work" with only one antenna it will not work well without two.  If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it. 

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im looking to upgrade my HP ENVY TouchSmart 15-j184sa's wifi card to one with dual band is there a whitelist on this model?  Looking at getting the Intel NUC Advanced-N 6205

Answer:HP ENVY TouchSmart 15-j184sa Wifi card whitelist

Hi: There is no whitelist in that model. As long as there are 2 antennas connected to the card you want to replace, you can install any wireless card you want. I would go better than the 6205. You can install the 7260 dual band N with bluetooth, or the 7260 AC dual band with bluetooth in that model. Here are the suggested cards with HP part numbers... Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 802.11 ac 2x2 WiFi + BT 4.0                 HP Part # 710661-001 Intel Dual Band Wireless-N 7260AN 802.11 a/b/g/n 2x2 WiFi + BT4.0    HP Part # 717381-001 

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I've tried searching through the boards before posting but couldn't find anything.  Can anyone tell me whether or not there are any dual band cards that the b50-30 will accept?  Or at least a card that will work with 5.8ghz band?  Thanks in advance, Bill

Answer:B50-30 wifi card whitelist for dual band or 5.8ghz

Hi wharbeso,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
Please take a look at this Maintenance Manual of your system model series page 99
https://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/b50_30_b50_30_touch_b50_45_b50_70_b50_80...
 
 
You'll find the list of WLAN card that qualify for your computer (B50-30)
The WLAN with AC on it will work on a 5ghz and 2.4ghz
 
ex
 
The BCM43162
https://www.broadcom.com/products/wireless-connectivity/wireless-lan/bcm43162
  
 
Just make sure when you are getting the card that it has the FRU tag sticker in it. 20200573
 
Hope this helps
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Hi, is there a whitelist of what wifi cards I can use in my thinkpad Edge E130?I've tried an Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6200 and I get the "unauthorised card".  I need a wifi card that does Bluetooth and 2.4/5ghz (dual band) 802.11a/n/b/g. The Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6230(or 6235) looks like it will fit the fill, but I need to know it's on the whitelist before I buy one. Anyone know where I can check before buying the thing? Any official word on this? 

Answer:Wifi card whitelist for Thinkpad Edge E130

These cards are listed as compatible with your E130:
 

Integrated Mobile Broadband (Ericsson H5321gw) with 21Mbps D/L
ThinkPad® BGN (1x1)
ThinkPad® BGN( 1x1) with Bluetooth® 4.0
ThinkPad® ABGN (2x2) with Bluetooth® 4.0
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 2230 (2x2) bgn with Bluetooth® 4.0
Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n
Wireless LAN 802.11 a/b/g/n + Bluetooth
Wireless WAN (on some models)
Bluetooth BDC2.1
Integrated WiMAX 6250(on some models)
Intel bgn WLAN + Bluetooth
Gigabit Ethernet
PCIe Half Mini Card
Intel Centrino® Wireless-N 2230
2x2, Wi-Fi / Bluetooth combo
GPRS/WCDMA/HSPA/HSPA+GPS
Realtek® RTL8111F Gigabit Network Connection

per this link:
 
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/product-and-parts/detail.page?DocID=PD024686#comm
 
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Hello everyone !I am a proud owner of a T440s quite some time now and i am very happy with it.Excellent build quality, very silent (despite the white noise from speakers), good performance,best Screen in the world and good battery life. But unfortunatelly there is one problem:The Wifi is not as good as i want it to be, so i am looking for a replacement card.When i bought my Laptop, it shipped with no OS, and some people say, that thoseLaptops actually don't have the Whitelist for Wifi Cards. So my Question is:Is there a Whitelist if the Laptop didn't come with an OS preinstalled.If there is a Whitelist, where can i lookup the supported Cards ?













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Answer:BIOS Whitelist for T440s

loibi93 wrote:
 
Is there a Whitelist if the Laptop didn't come with an OS preinstalled.
If there is a Whitelist, where can i lookup the supported Cards ?

The BIOS is the BIOS - its independent of the OS, and all units for a particular model will have the same BIOS.
 
The HMM (Hardware Miantenance Manual) for the T440s would be the usual place to look for information on supported devices.  It is available from the Lenovo Support web site.

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As some of you may remember, I had a little run-in with my Y510's BIOS not liking my wireless card in the past. A quick bit of research told me that the Y510 has a whitelist for acceptable wireless adapters.I've found some copies of this whitelist for older Thinkpads, but nothing for newer machines, let alone the Y510. In fact, all of the whitelists I've found seem to be for pre-Lenovo Thinkpads.I'm in the process of making OS X work on my Y510, and OSX hates Intel wireless chipsets. Before I buy a USB adapter, I'm wondering if there are any chipsets OS X does like that also happen to be on the lenovo whitelist. 1. Does anyone know of such a list for the Y510? Or at least a list closer to the Y510's age?2. Does anyone happen to know if any of the workarounds for older Thinkpads (ie blocking pin 20, setting bytes in BIOS, etc) work on the Y510?IMO it's pretty messed up that a user-replaceable part has such a restriction, anyways, so I'm just trying to work around it. Thanks!

Answer:BIOS miniPCI-E Whitelist?

Sorry to bump so soon, but I couldn't find an option to edit.I've found that the Thinkpad miniPCI-E adapters have Atheros chipsets that OS X loves.Does anyone happent to know if this would work with a Y510? "IBM Lenovo Thinkpad Wireless Mini PCI express 802.11a/b/g wifi card 39T5578"This would be perfect for me, and I could see Lenovo using the same whitelist for all models, but it would be my luck I'd buy it and it not work at all. 

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I have read where some wideband cards, for instance, will not work in the X200 (and others I believe) without throwing a BIOS error. I imagine that this is probably true for any device where LENOVO has their own branded part. Suppose I wanted to use one of the mini PCI slots for some other device (nothing in mind yet...asking just in case)...is the BIOS whitelist set up to complain about *all* non-Lenovo cards or will it allow the slot to be used for any other non-Lenove device?thanks





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Hi,I'm having problem with this card (bcm43142), is there a BIOS whitelist, can you recommend cards to replace the bcm43142? Thankyou,Vincenzo

Answer:250 g4 bios whitelist - bcm43142

Did you swap/change your WIFI card? Is there a Bios Whitelisting in your model?

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I'm looking for a way to bypass the BIOS whitelist in the Lenovo X230.Has anybody been able to do this? I used to have a Sony laptop in which I could change the wifi card to whatever I wanted.  In my X230 I had an unpleasant surprise with this whitelist thing. I read some people updating their firmwares to bypass the list, but there is no such thing for the X230 (there is one for the X220, which is very similar). An alternative would be overwrite the PCI id of the card I want to use with one in the list.  I know this would work in Linux, however can this work in Windows too? I miss my Sony VAIO.

Answer:BIOS whitelist in X230

Hi lameventanas, The only way to bypass the whitelist is to install an unofficial bios with no whitelist. I don't think it will work on Windows but i'm not sure. Linux would be better for doing that anyway. Vince.





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Hi,I'dl like to upgrade my laptop internal wireless card with a  combo wifi+bluetooth card, but i know that the BIOS has a card white list. Which card have I to buy to properly work with my laptop?My current configuration is:BIOS version : F.67WLAN FCC ID : TX2-RTL8188EEthanks in advance,Marco 

Answer:BIOS card whitelist

Hi,According to the service manual for your PC these are the supported wifi modules: ? Qualcomm Atheros AR9485 802.11bgn 1x1 Wi-Fi adapter (with single antenna)? Realtek RTL8188EE 802.11bgn 1x1 Wi-Fi adapter (with single antenna)? Qualcomm Atheros QCA9565 802.11 bgn 1x1 Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.0 combo adapter (with single antenna), no support for Ubuntu Linux? AQualcomm Atheros AR9485 802.11 bgn Wi-Fi adapter? Ralink RT3290LE 802.11bgn 1x1 Wi-Fi + BT 4.0 Combo Adapter Hope it helps,David

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Hello We......the customers and users of Lenovo IBM products.....paying for qualitylaptops etc which includes profit margins that allow you to support the productswe buy from you........humbly Request To be able to upgrade our WWAN capable products to the latest Broadband technologyand speed, without having to go to some two bob rookie who thinks he can update a biosto allow these new technologies to work properly and then you (Lenovo) end up picking up awarranty claim for a flashed bios that went wrong. (being hard to prove) We need to be able to use Wan cards that are not locked to a particular carrierWe need to be able to use the latest technologies for up and coming internet speeds, which havenow exceeded the limitations of your bios whitelisted products.We need to be able to use our "WANN READY" or not quite wann ready products to their full extent. What is so wrong with a modified bios to allow us to use your now only just recently superseded laptopsNot everyone can continue to buy NEW laptops just to keep up with broadband technology advances. I currently have an Thinkpad SL300 which is WWAN Ready and wish to use a particular Sierra Cardthat when inserted creates a 1804 error, because it is not on the whitelist. I cannot proceed untilremoving the card. ie locked out. I am aware this has been bandied around the forum circles but no one seems to have any real answersI would be willing to pay for a bios upgrade that will accept my c... Read more

Answer:Updated Bios whitelist - Please

lenovo won't be providing a bios update for expanding the bios whitelist, they would never do so at user's request.
 
As all bios update needs to be thoroughly checked for stability and compatibility, which costs a lot of money and i don't think Lenovo would do something like this to only benefit a small subset of customers.
 
You just have to make do with an external usb solution or ask someone in the online community to look into it for you (maybe ask Middleton).
 
 
 
 

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Hi all, I read that Wi-Fi cards are whitelisted because of FCC regulations, so only Wi-Fi cards that are tested to work correctly are added to the whitelist. HP has relatively low prices because it cuts cost on crappy network cards (which are good enough for most low level users, but not for power users). I want to upgrade to a decent 2.4GHz and 5GHz card with bluetooth support and multiple OS support (Broadcom). Broadcom cards are not officially supported for some reason (and no, I am not planning on buying an external Wi-Fi card for obvious reasons). So, my question is as follows: Could HP test some Broadcom cards (hint: they work) and add them to the BIOS whitelist. It would make the lifes of so many customers so much easier and HP would be able to distinguish themselves from other manufacturers. Please add more Wi-Fi cards to the whitelist. Kind regards,kvanzuijlen

Answer:Add Wi-Fi cards to BIOS whitelist

Hi, The series of machines like yours support the following wireless cards: Intel WiDi supportCompatible with Miracast-certified devices Integrated Wireless options with single antenna (M.2/PCIe):? Broadcom BCM43142 802.11 b/g/n 1x1 Wi-Fi + BT4.0 M.2 Combo Adapter? Realtek RTL8723BE 802.11b/g/n 1x1 Wi-Fi + BT4.0 Combo Adapter? Realtek RTL8188EE 802.11b/g/n 1x1 Wi-Fi Adapter Integrated Wireless options with dual antennas (M.2/PCIe):? Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165 802.11 ac 1x1 WiFi + BT 4.0 Combo AdapterInternal Looks like your machine only has one antenna. Regards.

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Will FRU 04W3814 pass whitelist (intel 7260 AC Wifi Card) in a G580 20157?













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Answer:Will FRU 04W3814 pass whitelist (intel 7260 AC Wifi Card)

hi johnblaazer,
 
Thanks for Posting!
 
With the G580 Whitelist,
   Im thinking that this will not work.
 
Here is the List for the G580

 
Regards
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Hi,    I'm very fond of Lenovo Thinkpads. It's my 3rd one in a few years. I have a W530 and I changed the Wifi card. I can't boot up (stuck with an 1802 error). Network 7260.HMWG WiFi Wireless-AC 7260 H/T Dual Band 2x2 AC+Bluetooth HMC I can swap the cards once I passed the post but it's not convenient  Is there a workaround to fix / mod the bios although so far, the info hasn't been good. I've got both Windows and Linux on my W530. I could rewrite the eeprom of my wifi card? or else? Any anyone been able to work around this issue ?  Thank you

Answer:W530 remove whitelist or add a new entry to it for 802.11ac wifi card

Also, I don't have a warranty anymore so if I brick the W530, no problem for me.

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I have a Lenovo P500 non touchscreen, works great, never lets me down, 16 GB Memory and is my workhorse.  This laptop works great in Windows 10, except the Wireless Network card drops. if I could replace the network card to a newer version this would allow me to keep this machine and carry on... The networ adapter Im trying to use is Intel 6235 Wifi card.   This laptop is more than capable of running Windows 10, all of my computers are Lenovo and so far I can say I have had no issues other than the lack of being able to swap out the network adapter. Any chance of a whitelisted BIOS LENOVO?

Answer:Lenovo P500 BIOS Whitelist

compuguy1969 wrote:Any chance of a whitelisted BIOS LENOVO?Lenovo is very stubborn regarding wireless BIOS whitelisting. There are long threads about that. The argument about FCC certification is rather false because there are tons of devices that passes the certification while don't have any BIOS whitelist.





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desperadly seeking v7 bios for t500 with open whitelist for airport card

Answer:looking for t500 v7 bios middelton whitelist

Welcome to the forum!
 
Try forums at my digital life...your best bet IMO.
 
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Need to delete whitelisting on WiFi cards, so I can upgrage wireless card to Intel 6250 2x2.  Now have Intel centrino N1000 and it is a 1x2 and fastest HP allows in Bios.   Please tell me how to include in Bios or delete whitelisting.    John H.

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Hi. I have HP ENVY 17 j152-nr. It has UEFI BIOS Insyde F.65, 20.11.2014. Also it has Wireless module rt3290 that works very bad last time. I want to replace it on newer module. My question is: does this BIOS has whitelist of wireless cards or I can replace it without problems?

Answer:HP ENVY 17 j152-nr BIOS whitelist

I can speak directly to this. I had the 17t-j029nr HP loaned me a few years back which is an even earlier model and I can speak from experience that it had no whitelist so 100% sure yours does not either. You can install any wireless card of the same form factor.  Mine had 2 antennae and I think yours does too but you will want to check that before trying to install a dual band dual channel card.  Post back with any more questions.  If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it. 

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Unfortuantely, I discovered that the BIOS will reject non-approved WLAN cards AFTER I purchased an Intel Advanced-N 6235. I'm running Linux and prefer an Intel card to the Broadcom card that is included. I'm having trouble locating a list of approved cards for the X131e. Can someone point me in the right direction? Thank you!













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Answer:X131e WLAN BIOS Whitelist?

Hello,
 
I took a look at the X131e Hardware Maintenance Manual and it refered me to the Parts Lookup Page.  There are separate listings for the X131e, depending upon whether you have the model with the AMD CPU, Intel CPU, or the Chromebook model.
 
Intel CPU Model
60Y3247 - Lenovo ThinkPad 802.11b/g/n card (Realtek RTL8188CE chipset)60Y3249 - Lenovo ThinkPad 802.11b/g/n card (Realtek RTL8188CE chipset)60Y3253 - Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 802.11a/b/g/n card (Intel 6205 chipset)
AMD
60Y3247 - Lenovo ThinkPad 802.11b/g/n card (Realtek RTL8188CE chipset)60Y3249 - Lenovo ThinkPad 802.11b/g/n card (Realtek RTL8188CE chipset)
 
Chromebook
04W3812 - Atheros WB222 802.11a/b/g/n + Bluetooth 4.0 card (Atheros AR9462 chipset)
Assuming you have the Intel model, your best bet is probably the part with the 60Y3253 FRU code.
 
Regards,
 
Aryeh Goretsky
 

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Will FRU 04W3809 pass whitelist (intel 7260 AC Wifi Card) in a B40-30 20390?

Answer:Will FRU 04W3809 pass whitelist (intel 7260 AC Wifi Card) in a B40-30 20390?

Hi masaji,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
Im afraid that this will be recognized as not supported.....
This is the list of the WiFi FRU for this model

 
 
You can check this Maintenance Manual of the B40-30
 
Regards
Solid Cruver





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I would like to upgrade my wireless network card. I would like to know if my particular notebook model has a BIOS whitelist that would prevent me from installing a card that's not on the list.













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Answer:Wireless Network Card BIOS Whitelist

HP has never published a definitive list but by monitoring posts here from people like you and success and failure stories and our own experiments with our own HP machines it has been determined that HP abandoned the whitelist sometime in Q42013. Models with 4th gen Intel Core processors like yours are generally safe. I am about 95% sure you have no whitelist issues.  See p. 86 of the Manual here: Manual Just about the time HP abandoned the whitelist, however, they began selling laptops strung with a single wireless antenna cable. While the laptop no longer is blocked from booting with a non-HP card, the absence of a second antenna effectively prevents use of any very good wireless card, making upgrade efforts futile. The only way to know for sure if you have 1 or 2 antennae is to open it up. Models with the 802.11 b/g/n "low-end" wifi cards tend to have a single antenna. It is theoretically possible to add a second antenna lead but very difficult to do.  Don't shoot the messenger. Not my design, but this is the straight story.  If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it. 

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Hi I have been back and forth with HP support for replacing my WiFi card. None of the replacement seems to work.  I have HP Pavillion DV60 with Product number QJ912AV#ABA.  My Bios version F.1B 10/23/2012.
 
HP says they don't manufacture these parts and only option is to remove white list.  Any help would be appreaciated.  I do reaaly want to replace my WiFi card that is giving lots of troubles.
 

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I plan to install a 3g+GPS minicard module on my s10-3t, but it seems that the bios has a lock on the allowed hardware to be installed on the machine, called while list. how to remove this restriction? I plan to add this card: http://item.taobao.com/auction/item_detail-db2-3a2280f74b702119f80594b7c38412af.htm

Answer:How to hack the S10-3T bios for deleting hardware whitelist?

Oh !!!!!!!!!!I have bought a sieara MC8781 and have the same trouble on S10-3t.I tried MC8781's VID&PID(VID_1199&PID_6856) to replace a authentication VID&PID  in MOD_5100.ROM(BIOS Module),but the BIOS still give me an error (unauthorized device installed) and  netbook won't boot unless I uninstall it.  Related references:http://www.netbooks.ph/forums/viewtopic.php?f=56&t=2220

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Hi, i'm not sure what is your policy about this, but i ask: exist the posibility for update the BIOS/UEFI without GPU whitelits official povided by HP?  i want upgrade the components of my laptop with one of the "newer" cards in the market, such Nvidia Quadro K2000M/M2000M or GeForce counterpart . but is blocked by the BIOS/UEFO (don't post/boot)  i'm looking in internet if is possible upgrade the GPU as-sis, and found only the max GPU i can use with my laptop is a Quadro 2000M and none of the GeForce counterpart (with MXM 3.0a socket)   yes, is a old laptop, but i'm very happy with it and can make my work without problem, excep i need more GPU power greetings 

Answer:Bios/UEFI without GPU whitelist for Elitebook 8450w

Have you actually tried a different MXM video card and there is a whitelist block? I can tell you that HP has no other BIOS for the laptop but there may be a vbios flash available on some enthusiast site where you can flash the vbios of the video card to work on an HP system. 

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I bought one HP laptop two years ago. The model of my laptop is HP Pavilion 15 e066tx. I found bluetooth is not supported by the default wireless card with the model Realtek 8188EE. So I wanted to change the wireless card by BCM4357. But when I booted the laptop after I changed the wireless card, it showed "104-Unsupported wireless network device detected." So I had to change the default wireless card back. I flashed the latest BIOS which was released at April 2014 but it was still no available. So I found there is a wireless card whitelist in the BIOS. If the model of the wireless card is not contained in the BIOS, it will never be supported. I think this laptop model is out of warranty, so I ask for remove the wireless card whitelist from the BIOS or add the model of BCM4357 in the BIOS. Thanks.

Answer:Remove the wireless card whitelist from the BIOS

Hi @moreshare, Welcome to the HP Forum! Thank you for joining the HP Forum community.  It is a great resource for information, tips, and solutions that have helped others. Here is a link to First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More as a guide should you have any concerns or questions about the process. I grasp that you would like to update your wireless card to one that support Bluetooth.  You wished to install the "BCM4357", but after completing the  installation of  the card, you realized that it was not compatible.You tried updating the bios, but there was no change. You would like assistance in altering the bios.I am not able to assist you with altering the bios, but here is a link to the HP Pavilion 15 Notebook PC Maintenance and Service Guide. Please note chapter 3, page 26, item 20 for the recommended wireless cards replacements, that have been tested and known to work with your model.  Please let me know the outcome. When you have resolved your difficulty, would you choose "Accepted Solution" on that post to alert other members and visitors to your success and perhaps help them. To show appreciation for my help. please click the "Thumbs Up Icon" below.

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Question: Ideapad Z500 HDD

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

Answer:Ideapad Z500 HDD

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

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Question: ideapad z500

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

Answer:ideapad z500

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

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

Answer:I key on Ideapad z500

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

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No Search function for the win! I purchased a W510 over the summer after my previous laptop stopped functioning.  I had purchased an Intel Wireless AC wifi adapter and wanted to swap out the Wireless N adapter that came with the W510.  After doing the swap i receive a message that I cannot do so.  After searching the web, i find that the W510 is subject to a Whitelist.  To my surprise, my wifi adapter is not on the approved whitelist.  I checked the Lenovo page to see if there was an approved AC wifi adapter, and there was none to be found. Long story short, has Lenovo removed or have any intentions of removing the Whitelist put in place.  Or will i have to install a custom bios that might brick my laptop just to get an Intel/FCC approved adapter to work? The adapter is an Intel "7260.HMWG" Thank you again for any help.

Answer:W510 - Any chance Whitelist will be removed w/out having to use custom bios

you can do what I did , not the best soloution but at least you'll get AC speeds , use a USB wireless AC client

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I want to upgrade my wifi card for dual band support. Requesting addition of Intel 7260 cards to be whitelisted in a bios update

Answer:T430s add intel 7260 cards to bios whitelist

Seems there are no chances, model' EoL is nearby.

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Hi, Will there be an updated whitelist for the BIOS for wireless mPCI-e cards.I read that the Intel AC7260 (7260.HMWWB) is supposed to be on the whitelist, unfortunately not in my case. I would like to upgrade the wireless card where i can use 5Ghz N as I actually expected that the current card would be capable of. Really don't want to go the hard way and mod the BIOS I'm not scared of bricking it but it takes a lot of researching and what not, it's a shame that Lenovo limits wireless cards to their whitelisted ones. Regards, John

Answer:Lenovo Essential G710 BIOS update (whitelist)

Okay so I guess Lenovo is not willing to change anything in the sense of the ability to change the wireless card, actually even worse as i thought about upgrading to an ssd and even maybe at a later time the cpu. but the abuse of boot guard so that they lock the bios renders this impossible.I will surely look into legal ways and let myself consult, this is MY product that I .. I PAID money for and I cannot even choose which upgrades I want to put in.Had I knew this before I would never have bought this laptop ... but at least for the future I know I need to stay away from the Lenovo brand, I will certainly not recommend the Lenovo brand to any of my family, friends or people that I know!Very VERY dissatisfied customer!

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

Answer:Ideapad Z500 Gpu upgrade

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

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





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

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










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Answer:Lenovo Z500 ideapad

Brightness problem solved, due to information below.

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

Answer:Z500 Ideapad help with headphones

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

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













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Answer:USB boot for Ideapad Z500

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

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

Answer:Ideapad Z500 won't start

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

Shiva Kumar






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

Answer:Ideapad z500 won't boot

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

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













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Answer:IdeaPad z500 Ram Manufacturer

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





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

Answer:Ideapad Z500 OS change possible?

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

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

Answer:My lenovo Ideapad Z500 won't on.

Please help.

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