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Ideapad Z500 Bios issue

Question: Ideapad Z500 Bios issue

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

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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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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, 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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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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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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so my speakers are failing to work after a small amount of time with the laptop on, if i start watching something quickly after turning it on its fine but will stop playing sound quickly after stopping video/audio.  Updated latest drivers but nothing? any suggestions?  Just started happening out hte blue 

Answer:ideapad z500 sound issue

hi ereid89,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
    Follow this guide to Get to the List of Windows Update
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/24373-windows-update-uninstall-update.html
 
Now Find This update and Uninstall it
KB2962407
 
Let me know your findings
Cheers!
 
Regards
Solid Cruver





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Hi all, Recently bought an Intel Core i5 3360m 2.8Ghz on Ebay for my Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 to upgrade from an i5 3210m. Problem is when I install it, the laptop won't boot. No display, nothing. Works fine when I put the old one back in. Reading the documentation, the 3360m is supported so I don't understand why it's not working. Got the latest BIOS version. Can anyone help? ThanksAndrew

Answer:IdeaPad Z500 CPU upgrade issue

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

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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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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. 

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

Answer:Lenovo ideaPad z500 wi-fi connectivity issue

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

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Hi allI bought Lenovo Ideapad z500 last weekand now I want to burn a DVD9I use windows 8 default burningClone CD - DVDNeroand lots of burning softwarebut with all of this softwares , after a few secendthe disk automatically ejectand i get error like :--------------------------------------------The write speed for the recordable is either too fast or too slow for your CD or DVD burner . insert a recordable disk that has different write speed , and then try again ( this is windows 8 default burning Error)--------------------------------------------is this a hardware problem ?I changed more that 3 time my OS (7 , 8 , 8.1) but nothing changedPlease tell me a solution that I can solve this problemThanks

Answer:Ideapad z500 DVD9 burning issue

Did you try Cyberlink's Power2Go? It is one of the preinstalled program with your unit.

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

Answer:Lenovo ideaPad z500 wi-fi connectivity issue

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

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Bassically I'm using this Laptop and when updating, the installation is fine but once I restart the laptop it begins to configure, reaches either 15% or 30% and stops.

Answer:IdeaPad Z500 Update Configure Issue

And how much time are we talking about were you leave it alone and let it try to do its updating ?

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

Answer:Lenovo ideaPad z500 connectivity issue

have you just tried to reset modem/router?

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













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Answer:Lenovo ideaPad z500 wi-fi connectivity issue

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

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

Answer:Lenovo Ideapad Z500 Battery Issue

Hi Joerichardsonx,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
Please check this link for a possible fix or a resolution,
 
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-P-Y-and-Z-series/Ideapad-Z400-or-Z500-battery-will-not-charge-pl...
 
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-P-Y-and-Z-series/Conservation-Mode-in-Lenovo-Energy-Manager-plug...
 
 
 
Hope this helps
Cheers!
 
 
 





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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 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
 
DragonRider

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I bought my Ideapad Z500 a week ago and it is really freaking me out. I reinstalled Windows for the 5th time.I downloaded the Intel driver from lenovo's site - installed > restartedI downloaded the Nvidia driver from their website - installed > restartedI downloaded the Energy Mngmt from lenovo's site - installed > restarted My driver set up1 Chipset2 Wifi3 IRST4 Intel ME5 VGA6 Audio7 Card Reader8 Lan9 Touchpad10 Camera11 Bluetooth12 Energy Managment The brightness tab is coming up but if i press either F11 - F12 it doesn't increase or decrease. I can't use Win 8 because the stuff I need to do in Uni, requires Win 7.So i really want to figure this problem out, it gets really annoying.

Answer:Ideapad Z500 Brightness Issue (Win 7 64bit Ultimate SP1)

hi Aransaja,
 
The Screen brightness is attached to the Intel
This thread suggested getting the Intel Driver driectly from Intel site,
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-3000-and-Essential/G580-2189-Brightness-controls-not-working/m-p/...
can you give that a shot and let us know what happened
 
Thanks and Regards
Solid Cruver
 





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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 have an ideapad z360 that i bought last year. i am having a problem with the FAN:whenever i play a GAME the fan doesnt work properly. it does not spin up to HIGHER & MORE EFFICIENT speeds.this causes the graphics chipset (nvidia optimus G310M)  to overheat and crash the game.i can only play for ~30 minutes and then ALL games crash to desktop or worse the notebook hangs.i have already updated the bios... i am currently at bios: 35CN22WW. on the internet i have found posts of people with NEWER bios version 35CN23WW.can anyone please send me the newer bios? its not available online.i wouldnt want to send in the notebook for repair if its just an issue with stupid bios...its a shame that this newer bios version isnt available to all of us!thx

Answer:FAN CONTROL / BIOS ISSUE -> Ideapad Z360 - newer bios ver. 35CN23WW anyone ? help !

hey kayjay,im currently checking with the engineers about this and will get back to you as soon as i can
 
Just checked with engineering, It is because those people purchase a new machine and those will normally have  the newest BIOS from manufacturer.
 
However Lenovo does not always update BIOS to the latest version except that when we need BIOS to solve some problem.
 
It is normal that the BIOS in the support site not to be the  newest.





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Hi, I need the BIOS installation file of my Ideapad Flex 14, because when I try to enter the BIOS setup the machine freezes in black screen, demanding a new boot.I searched the official website and the device page but there is no BIOS file to download.(https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/br/pt/products/laptops-and-netbooks/flex-series/ideapad-flex-14-noteboo...)- Número de SériePE00NRK3 - Modelo de tipo de máquina80C4000EBR  In portuguese Olá pessoal, Preciso do arquivo de instalação da BIOS do meu Ideapad Flex 14, pois quando tento entrar no setup da BIOS a máquina congela em tela preta, demandando um novo boot.Procurei no site oficial e na pagina do aparelho mas não existe o arquivo da BIOS para baixar.(https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/br/pt/products/laptops-and-netbooks/flex-series/ideapad-flex-14-noteboo...) - Número de SériePE00NRK3 - Modelo de tipo de máquina80C4000EBR Obrigado

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HelloI wonder if anyone else has experienced this problem. I have a four week old IdeaPad B570 for some reason the bios shows Crucial 64GB M4 SSD (CT064M4SSD) as a ATA HDD not ATA SSD. I have updated the bios to 44CN43WW but it hasn?t made any difference - any ideas?

Answer:IdeaPad B570 bios SSD issue

hey B570,welcome to the forums. This is the first time i have heard of this issue. Since you have updated the bios and it is still occurring, either call our support team for assistance or if you have access to an SSD (of a different brand than Crucial) , use that SSD and see if the same error occurs.Could be a compatibility issue.





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Dear Members,I am in trouble with my  Idea Pad Z570: I bought it couple of years ago running Windows 7. During the years of usage I had no trouble at all. With Windows 10 beeing released, I upgraded and it starts to make a lot of troubles: Bluescreen directly after boot or sign in, no WiFi, ... all the known stuff. So I decided last week to downgrade to Windows 7. But now, I am even in a bigger trouble:I tried to boot the Windows 7 from DVD and it crashed into Bluescreen saying: Windows Error 0xc0000225Restarting is not helping. So, i tried to go into BIOS to boot from another device,but I do not even get to BIOS or UEFI. So, thats a kind of Deadlock: I cannot boot from Harddisk because Windows Error 0xc0000225 appears and I cannot get into BIOS & UEFI because the Windows error 0xc0000225 comes before getting to BIOS. Hope this description of my current situation is understandable and you guys have a lot of ideas how to fix it. Thanks!TheGooner

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Hello everyone, I know thta it is already many topics about accesing BIOS issues, but here I have got an Lenovo U310 laptop which is doesnt boot to the system even, so I have to change the boot priority in the BOIS setting which I cant acces. By using guides how to reflash BOIS by using a pen drive https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-U-and-S-Series-Notebooks/Bios-Recovery-For-ideapad-laptops/td-p/...I do everything by this guide, but when I try to boot from pen drive by using win_key+B or any different keys I have the same result: Flash Crisis recovery diskRemove and press any key.Ped drive is blinking each time I press any key and after 1-2 sec stops.Pen drive is made properly by giude and .wph file as bios.wph for U310 (65CN13WW.wph) copied to the pen drive with files "MINIDOS.SYS"-"PHLASH16.EXE".In additional photos I have my main problem of laptop which doesnt boot the system but shows thi messages. 


























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Hello,
 
I've recently installed Windows 10 on Ideapad Y510 and everything went well drivers and all, but I also did an bios update which I think bricked the laptop.
There was nothing but black on the screen, no bios beep or fan spinning.
 
After this I attempted a BIOS flash(Pulled the batter, plugged in the USB did the FN + R combo and after 30 seconds of BIOS beeps I get the attached screen).
 
Has anyone ever seen this before?
 
 
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Answer:Bios update post issue Ideapad Y510P

No one? must be pretty down the rabbit whole I guess.

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When I put USB drive for my first boot option and save it in BIOS, the laptop boots from USB. But if I power down this laptop and extract USB, power on and off, insert back USB drive and power on, the laptop does not boot from my USB like I saved in Bios. Where is the problem ?

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

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

Answer:Z500 ideapad RAM upgrade

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

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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

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

Answer:Ideapad z500 USB 3.0 not working

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

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

Answer:IdeaPad Z500 - low specs?

hi James,

Welcome to the Lenovo Community.

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

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

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

Hope this helps.

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

Answer:ideapad z500 won't sleep

hi Vincenzo,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
Can you try turning on Hybrid Sleep and disabling fast start up
also try rolling back the Intel Hd graphics driver under device manager.
 
see if that will the issue will remain,
 
 
 
Regards
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I've just changed my battery setting last week to optimize them, and at first the level kept at 60% as i thought it should be since i always keep the laptop with the plug, but after two days it lowered keeping at 59%, and today it lowered again staying at 58%, anyone knows why?   Thanks

Answer:Ideapad z500 battery

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Ideapad Z500 - mSATA SSD??

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Hey and a Happy New year to all! Is there any way to rollback/re-install my previous BIOS (5fcn35ww.exe) prior to: 5fcn95ww_public 64bit.exe5fcn95ww_private 64bit.exeI believe I only ran the private update and you're suppose to run the public first. My Laptop is working, I just don't know if it's at optimal performance. I've tried the following methods (which didn't work): http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-U-V-Z-and-P-series/Guide-BIOS-Downgrade-from-5FCN95WW-to-5FCN3...https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-U-V-Z-and-P-series/Looking-for-5FCN35WW-Bios-for-Z580/td-p/96...Some help, direction and advise would be appreciated.





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

Answer:IdeaPad Z500 Wont Start

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

Remove the battery and any other peripheral device connected to the computer.
Hold the power button for 10-15 seconds and then connect only the AC Adapter and try to turn ON the computer.

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

Shiva Kumar






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

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Hi! I just bought a Lenovo Z500 to start studying 3D animation, so I got a student license to download and install it. Although it seems the laptop has every needed requires to install and use it, it seems to have some sort of error starting up, and sending reports to Autodesk is getting me nowhere. I did my researches, and seem to be a solution, but I couldn't complete it. Autodesk recommends in their forums to disable UAC, but after I did that, same problem occurs. Is there any solution to make Autodesk 3D Studio Max work in my laptop? If there is, can somebody explain me the steps to follow? Thank you.

Answer:Ideapad Z500 and Autodesk products

hi Tigridia,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
Can you share maybe the error message that you're getting or possible a screenshot of it.
 
can you tell what exactly happened when you launch the Program
 
Solid Cruver
Thanks,





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

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

Answer:Lenovo ideapad Z500 Touch

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

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

Answer:How to get veriface for ideapad z500 touch?

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

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

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

Answer:Cannot boot my Lenovo Ideapad z500

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

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













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Answer:Ideapad z500 HDD clicking sounds!

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





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













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Answer:Booting from CD/DVD on Lenovo IdeaPad Z500

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

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hi...  i have z500 and i really really love it, its been 1 year and 4 months since i have this. this is the best laptop ive ever had. But yesterday my screen display had a vertical lines and some colors. i dont know what happend.  i think its the LCD that's malfunctioning. i tried to plug it into a secondary monitor and it work properly. but in the latop's screen is the same...would you please help me for this.. i really miss my laptop. please   Its the only gift i want this christmas. 

Answer:Ideapad z500 display problem

Hi Beabongon,
                
Welcome to Lenovo forums.
 
As per the query we understood that you are facing issue with lines on screen on your Lenovo Z500 laptop.
 
Try to move the laptop screen and check for the issue. If still the issue persist then try to update to update the drivers and check for the issue.
 
Click here for the display driver for the operating system windows 7.
 
Click here for the display driver for the operating system windows 8.
 
Check in BIOS for the issue, if still the issue persist then the LCD is faulty which needs to be replaced, please visit the nearest service centre for further details.
 
Click here to open a link where you can select the country and get the exact contact support number. I?m sure they will be a great help.
 
Hope this helps. Do post back if issue persists!
 
Best regards,
 
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please help Ideapad z500 graphic card there is a right driver that compatable with windows 10 this driver everything work good and the brightness also and the laptop start windows in Just 10 sec believe me but it happend with me two times but now i cant find this driver and the laptop start in somthing like 1 min. and half any help

Answer:please help Ideapad z500 graphic card

Hi sherif1984 , 
 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
 
It maybe the Windows automatic update that changed previous driver , it would help if you recall the date it was working ok with the driver for a system restore to jump back . 
 
Check current version of the video driver via device manager (right click on device for property) . It may also offer rollback driver but system restore can provide better rollback as it applies with all other drivers that may have changed along with the date. 
 
Older drivers version are available from the support site on a different OS version .
Z500 is not listed on Win10 supported models that is why Win10 driver versions are not available.
 
Particular configurations of a computer model may include hardware components not compatible with Windows 10. Therefore, its upgrade to Windows 10 is not recommended.
The following listed computer models include hardware components not fully compatible with Windows 10. Therefore, upgrading these models to Windows 10 is not recommended
 
Update us how it goes.
 
Regards
 
 

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

Answer:NEED HELP LENOVO Z500 ideaPad HDMI TV

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

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

Answer:IdeaPad Z500 : Upgrade questions

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

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













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Answer:lenovo ideapad z500 W8 screen

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

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













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Answer:ideapad Z500 sound problem

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

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

Answer:M sata drive on Ideapad Z500

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Lenovo ideaPad z500 temperature

Dear LightningBG
 
Welcome in lenovo community
 
We can confirm that there is not issue related to the temperature from this screen shot . 
 
Thanks
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A few days ago I purchased a 2nd hand Ideapad Z500 (build date is 2013 and it's the i5 model) and I have unfortunately came across a problem, when i recieved the laptop i had to reset back to factory settings once reset and i got into windows and after installing all the drivers that needed installing i noticed in device manager there was no nividia graphics card only the intel hd 4000.I have downloaded the Intel Graphic drivers from Lenovo's support website which installed ok. However, if I try to install the NVidia driver it says "Graphics driver could not find compatible graphics hardware" I tried the newest driver and some old drivers and also the driver from Lenovo website but I couldn't install it. As i said above there is nothing about NVidia in the Device Manager. It only shows Intel graphic card. i installed AIDA64 and GPU-Z and again they only show only Intel, they cannot see NVidia either. So after much reading on the this support forum I updated the bios to the newest version, v1.21 but nothing changed, also from what i can make out from the forum reading i have done there should be a setting in the BIOS called "Graphic Setting" which needs to be set to "Switchable" well that option is not there so i don't know if the problem is the bios or the motherboard.So i am not sure if this is a Hardware problem or software anyway i am going to try another recovery and see if that sorts it. So any help or advice would be most appreciated.  My Lenovo... Read more

Answer:Ideapad Z500 Switchable graphics

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

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

Answer:Lenovo Ideapad z500 - Won't boot

Hi Aidso,
                           
Welcome to Lenovo forums.
 
As per the query we understood that you are facing issue with the system not booting in your Lenovo Z500 laptop.
 
Try to boot the system to safe mode and select system restore to the latest date and check for the issue.
 
If still the issue persist, then in safe mode uninstall the display driver in device manager and restart the machine and check for the issue.
 
Check if the system is overheating while playing games or while using any applications.
 
Hope this helps. Do post back if issue persists!
 
Best regards,
 
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Hello to everybody... I'm looking for a solutiion for the problem that I'm experiencing on my laptop (Ideapad Z500) with Windows 10 installed. In particular I'm not able to connect my laptop to my bravia TV trough Miracast. I have tried with another laptop HP (with Win 10 as well) older than my Z500 and I was able to stream my laptop monitor to the television without any problem. I have already checked the following:- last driver available is installed for the wireless adpater;- last driver available is installed for the video card Intel HD Graphics 4000;- I have checked on DXdiag.txt file system information that Miracast is supported by the laptop graphic adapter. I tried several times to connect the laptop to the TV but every attempt was uncessfull... I don't know what else to check... can anybody help me to solve the problem Thanks in avdance for the support. 

Answer:Ideapad Z500 Miracast not working

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

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

Answer:IdeaPad Z500 Touchpad not Disable by FN + F6

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

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

Answer:Ideapad Z500 fan doesnt work

Dear Customer 
 
Welcome in lenovo community
 
Please contact the below support to get more help

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

I bought mine (z500) last month (10 Nov 2013) at lowyatt plaza, kuala lumpur but when i checked at the website, it's warranty has already started 2 month before i bought it. The gaming performance is very good i cant deny it but the main issues now are :
 
 - The keyboard slightly bend up !!
 - Some of the keys easily pop out
 - Hardisk performance is too slow that i cant run more than 1 apps
 - CapsLock LED indicator reversed (it lights when in lowercase mode but lights off when in uppercase mode)
 
Visual as follow :
 
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Hi,My laptop has been experiencing a lot of problems. One of them is that it will automatically restart and reset everything in response to lagging, and after the restart process, I will loose all my saved files and date. This has occured multiple times, and I did not receive much assistance from the customer service back home.My laptop also consumes battery energy really fast. It says online at the official website,  that the battery life is an average of 5 hours for regular web browsing but mine only lasts for maximum 90 minutes and would shut down at under 20%. 

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Hello, I just purchased 2 weeks ago a new Ideapad Z500 i5-3210 MG, model name 5931, and I am not satistisfied with it due to some problems:The systmes is running slow, which you would not expect from a new machine.The battery gets depleted after maybe 2 - 3 hours and the computer would not restart from idle only with battery energy, even if there is enough energy in the battery, I have to conect to power in order to restart it.If someone has any idea what could be the problems with this computer and how to fix it, that will be great.    

Answer:Ideapad z500 problems- technical help

Dear Customer
 
Welcome in lenovo forums
 
The system performance depends on how the personal usage and how many application are opened in behind . if everything is ok so we can processed witht the recovery as best option
As for the battery issue , the machine will not be able to restart with the battery only if the battery charge are less than 5% and of course te performance depends on the usege the created power plan
 
Please let me know if the recovery is a suitable options or not so we can processed .
 
Thanks
Alaa
 
 
 
 





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













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Answer:IdeaPad Z500 touchpad no device

Try restarting your unit.

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













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Answer:IdeaPad Z500 Edge Scrolling

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

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

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

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

Shiva Kumar






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

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

Answer:lenovo ideapad z500 hotkey

 
Hi mardix1982 , 
 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
 
Would you still be able to boot to Windows on the original image ?
You may create a recovery image first that can be useful on the SSD change or even clone it after a factory restore (One Key recovery page 23) using the SSD software or other tools. 
 
Since there be no changes on the BIOS , hotkey features under configuration setting should stay enabled. 
All other drivers and power management tool such as Lenovo Energy Manager are available from the support site.  
 
You may also order purchasable Windows installer with drivers by calling technical support . 
 
Italian  1-997-51926 (Costo della chiamata: 11,88 centesimi di ? al minuto + IVA)
9:00 - 18:00 Monday - Friday
 
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Ideapad z500 brightness can't increase
 
Update us how it goes.
 
 
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Hello, I own a Z500 IdeaPad, my bluetooth device stopped working, I tried with LSC to see the problem, but it freezes. I tried to reinstall bluetooth using drivers from Lenovo site, but it was useless. i unintalled my old LSC, and downloaded a new one (Iscsetup_x64x34002), ran it, but it says "product detected is not a Lenovo product".Can you help me, please.Thank You.

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I have a z500. I updated from win8 to win8.1. But I cant seem to increase the brightness.. It is interesting because the other hot keys work correctly. I've even upped the brightness in the Control Panel, but nothing seems to work. I pressed the f12 key once, while not holding fn (the key thats supposed to increase brightness). The brightness was instantly turned to minimum and I cant turn it up again. The f11 key for brightness decrease seems to do nothing. I would really like a solution to this problem fast since its really hard to see anything on the screen with the brightness turned all the way down. I  tried to increase brightness with and without Lenovo Energy Management in Win8.1 and in BIOS, but  nothing changed.  













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Answer:Ideapad z500 brightness can't increase

hi fadhil,
 
Sorry to hear what happened,
 
Open Device Manager and open the Display Adapter category.
 
  > Right click on your Intel HD Graphics and choose Update Driver, 
           >Select Browse My Computer 
                 >Then Select Let me pick from a list of device driver
                 
You will have a list of drivers try selecting one and apply it then try adjusting the brightness
     If it did not work Try the Update driver again and select another driver from the list and check.
          
 
Hope this helps
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Hi,I'm italian, sorry for my bad english.My Lenovo IdeaPad z500 has a problem. I have a router with 150mbps wifi n but my Lenovo is only able to connect at 65mbps (sometimes, for few seconds, at 72mbps). I'm so close to the router and there is nothing between me and it. I have full signal and there aren't other wifi that use my channel. I use WPA2 AES as criptation method. The problem is on my laptop because my father's laptop, an old Acer, is connected at 130mbps.I have no idea what to do, please help me.Thanks so much for future answer!

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

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

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

Try Ebay.

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