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Flex 4 1480 80VD000AUS won't start

Question: Flex 4 1480 80VD000AUS won't start

My brand new Flex 4 1480 won't start. After plugging in the AC power, the battery status indicator light next to the power jack turns on and stays solid white. But when I press the power button, the keyboard backlight turns on then off again and the power status indicator light next to the power button blinks for 5 seconds before turning off. The screen stays dark the whole time. I have tried plugging in the AC power and leaving it overnight but the story is the same when I try to turn the laptop on the next morning.

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Answer: Flex 4 1480 80VD000AUS won't start

Hi Alikhlas99,

Welcome to the Community Forums.

The hardware manual does offer power checkout guidelines (page21) that you can review.
You are not required removing the battery as per in-warranty troubleshooting so that you can simply call in technical support for a recommendation. Same thing if you do not have tools to check the adapter functionality.

Just to isolate the issue, status indicators itself can be a good reference (page29) for the tech support team to assess the issue. Try to illuminate the screen with a flashlight and see if there are traceable display. If still none, then try powering the system using the Novo Button (item2 page 63) if you have the same on then off symptoms then most likely you may need in-warranty repair.

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Hope this help answer your query.

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Hello!1. I would like to know is it possible or not in Lenovo flex 3-1480 add more memory. It is installed 8Gb of memory, i know, that CPU supports up to 32Gb. Many scanning software show, that there are 4 slots for memory. When i opened back cover of the laptop, could found no one RAM memory =) As i know motherboard can support up to ?? 32Gb DDR 4 too.2. There are some problems when i try to the sleep mode, it wakes up at the same time. The same problem with hibernation mofe. Can somebody advice something with these problems?

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can some one tell me what the max memory willwork in the flex 4 1480 ?Thank you

Answer:maximum ram upgrade flex 4 1480

According to the Platform Specifications for that system, the maximum supported is 16GB max / 2133MHz DDR4, dual-channel capable, one DDR4 SO-DIMM socket. Lenovo Flex 4 (14 inch) Platform Specificationshttp://psref.lenovo.com/syspool%5CSys/PDF/Lenovo%20Laptops/Lenovo%20Flex%204%20(14%20inch)/Lenovo_Fl... Crutial Lenovo Flex 4 (14-inch) compatible upgradeshttp://www.crucial.com/usa/en/compatible-upgrade-for/Lenovo/flex-4-%2814-inch%29 Cheers,

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LENOVO Flex 3 - 1480 I recently uninstalled Lenovo Accelerator Application and now my device is slower and less efficient than usual.  Major Problems If my notebook's screen is not being used for more than two minutes, then my notebook glitches out (meaning that I cannot operate it) and takes another two minutes to un-glitch out (meaning that I can operate my notebook again). For example - leaving my mouse cursor on the desktop for two minutes  (malfunction example), watching a video or movie (non-malfunction example). A few other low end apps and games not downloaded from Windows Store either does not operate at all or is EXTREMELY slow. For example -  Broforce (a low end game that is now extremely slow), Adobe Flash Player (an application that does not work at all now).These problems weren't there before but now they are really bugging me. What I tried  I downloaded Adanced System Care Pro (the paid version) and OneKey Optimiser (by LENOVO).These aplications only heped me a little but the major problems are still there My Request Please give me a replacement application in place of LENOVO Accelerator  Application. Any other solution are also welcome A VERY BIG THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAVE, ARE AND WILL CONTRIBUTE TO THIS DISCUSSION

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I purchased a Lenovo Flex 4 1480 about a month ago and just recently made the transition from my old laptop. I love this laptop but I am encountering some speed issues with it. Some apps are taking a while to load, but what is the most frustrating is using the web. Web pages on all browsers are taking somewhere between 8-10 seconds to load, and with this machine running a Core i7 7500U processor with 8 GBs of ram, I know this is not right (my old laptop loads pages much faster than this!!!).  I was wondering if this is just some driver problem or I should bring it back to where I bought it since it is still under warranty. Any input would be great! 

Answer:Lenovo Flex 4 1480 Speed Issues

Hello KKHTThanks for using the Lenovo forums.Try to download the WiFi and Chipset drivers for the unit from the support page.
 
Make sure to reboot after an update on the unit.
Have you by any chance installed anything that could potentially be interfeering with the system operations? Recent update perhaps.
 
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Greetings all, I am having issues with my SD Card Reader. I have a Lenovo Flex 3-1480, running Win 10 x64. Recently, I downloaded and installed the Lenovo Companion, and have used it to install drivers. It installed a Card Reader Driver - 10 [64]  V.4.5.0.6. Now, when I try to use my SD reader, I get an Unknown Device pop up in my Device Manager. When I try to update this device, it automatically locates a Genesys Logic USB3.0 Card Reader which promptly indicates is not intended for this platform [Code 28]. I am unable to install the driver at all. I can no longer use my SD reader, for anything, it just isn't registered with the system now. Please help or advise, I need that reader to work, I store just about everything on those cards. I have tried running the Companion, and it does not locate any more drivers, and also indicates that the system is running good, no errors. I have also tried using Intel Driver Update Utility, and still get nowhere. Has anyone else experienced this?

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Hi, I recently purchased a refurb Lenovo Flex 3 1480 model and I am starting to see problems with the display that others have noted on here.  It sometimes flickers on and off and occassionally completely turns off and will not come back on without a restart.   So in troubleshooting this issue I have upgraded my BIOS to version DCN32WW from DCN28WW.  This was more difficult than it sounds because for some reason the PC identified the older DCN28WW as the newer firmware.  I had to override the setting in the BIOS to allow it to install the "older"firmware DCN32WW.  Made no sense. The latest thing I am trying to do is update the Intel VGA 520 display driver to the latest version published on 7/16/16 ver. 20.19.15.4454.  I downloaded the installer from the Flex 3 1480 section of the suppport site. When I try to install it, however, it tells me it is not compatible with my device.  I have tried uninstalling the driver and then installing the newest one and it still won't install.  The driver currently on my machine is 20.19.15.4364.  Can someone explain why I cannot get the newest display driver to install on my laptop?

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Hi,My Flex 4 1480 completely shuts off exactly after 5 minutes when running on battery. Works fine when plugged in.It shuts down even when running in the BIOS screen, which may point that it is a firmware issue.I have BIOS 2SCN23WW version installed. Tried updating to 2SCN24WW, but it always fails (no given reason).I's apprecaite any recommendations on the BIOS update or the shut-down issues? Thanks 













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Answer:flex 4 1480 shuts down after 5 minutes when on battery

Hello SupernoveThanks for using the Lenovo forums.If this happens in the BIOS screen, then I believe this would indicate a hardware issue instead.
 
Try a static discharge for this, it may help to resolve the issue or at least get rid of any built up static on the motherboard.(If the battery is internal, please just skip the remove/replace battery steps.)1. Turn the unit off2. Remove the battery and the Mains adapter3. Press and hold the front power button for 30 seconds4. Replace the battery and the Mains adapter5. Turn the unit on as normal If that does not work, attempt a factory reset on the unit, this would confirm if this is a hardware issue with the unit.
Note: Please back up all your data as running this reset will delete any data on your machine1. Turn the machine off and press the recovery button which is located usually next to the power button. If you have a desktop machine you will need to power the machine back on and keep tapping the F2 key. 2. Use the arrow keys and press enter on system recovery. ( Desktop users can skip this) 3. Select ?restore from the initial backup? and then ?Next?. 4. Click ?start? and accept the warning messages. Length of time can vary depending on the speed of the machine.
 If these steps do not work I would recommend, that you call your local Lenovo support line for a possible service. Below is the link to the phone list where you can find these numbers
 
Hope this helps, let us know how you get on.=======... Read more

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Is this a "feature" of the ELAN touch pad?  Is there any way to get rid of it?  The beeping is really annoying.

Answer:Two Finger Scroll Beeps on Flex 3 1480

Same problem.  Started when I had my bluetooth playing music from the laptop and I was doing other work.  So I shut the bluetooth off and now it does it from the computer speakers?  Very annoying beeping sound.   It seemed to go away when I unplugged it?  Did you have yours plugged in?  Did you find a fix for this?  

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Hi everyone, have a Lenovo Flex 3 1480 that is out of warranty (2 years old) and this week it started flickering when charging.  So I tried another charger, same thing, tried another battery... which actually is a higher charge and doesn't flicker from charging to not, but won't go above the % it was already on.  I've fiddled with tons of programs and googled the heck out of it.  Has anyone had a fix for this without replacing the entire motherboard? It also doesn't appear to charge when off. thanks!

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I can access my wi-fi at first, but after a few minutes it says I'm not connected.   Then I have to reboot to connect again.   What is going on?

Answer:Lenova Flex 3 1480 does not stay conneted to wi-fi

Try the following. Right-click on Start, select Run, type:   powercfg.cpl   and then press EnterLocate the active power plan on your Laptop, and then select Change Plan SettingsSelect Change Advanced Power SettingsLeft-click on the plus sign by wireless Adapter Setting to expand, and then do the same to expand Power Saving Mode and make sure it is set to Maximum PerformanceMake sure to do so for both the while plugged in, and while on batter power plans.If still having issue, do the following too. Right-click on StartSelect Device ManagerLeft-click on Network Adapters to expandRight-click on your WiFi Adapter and select PropertiesSelect the Power Management Tab, and de-select the option to "Allow the Computer to power off this device to save power".Updating the driver for you Wireless Adapter would also be a good idea if not up to date, but I do not see anything released recently posted by Lenovo on the support site for the Lenovo Flex 3 1480.    Good Luck,

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Just got this really awesome Skylake system. While closing or opening the screen, I can clearly see the bottom corners of the screen brighten, as if the screen is getting pressure there. Is this a bad frame design? Do you think this will badly affect the screen in the long run? Thanks for any input.

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I bought this laptop from Costco just one year ago, yesterday, when i open the laptop cover, the cover corner is broken, my Warranty has just expired ( on 02/28/2017) , very disappointed, I have been Lenovo user for long time and trust the products quality, but this time , i am very disappointed and don't know how to fix this issue. I am not able to upload photos because the size of the file, verify frustrated... looks plastic cover is blow up from corner .   

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Just installed Windows 7 on my Flex 4 1480. Found all the drivers, but need to make the touchscreen work. Tried to look up the HID input drivers for the screen, but havent had any luck. Any tip? Thank you in advance!

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My daughter has a Flex 4 1480.  She has been having intermittent display problems for a few weeks however failed to mention it to me until now.  Ironically her warranty expired two days ago!  The display will often go black after start up or if put in Flex mode.  At times she claims she'll get red, green, yellow on the display. I am unable to contact Lenovo support because its out of warranty.  Anyone have any suggestions to how I go about communicating/online chatting with support to id the problem?  Unsure if it's a hardware connection or not.  

Answer:Flex 4-1480 Intermittent Display Problems

Hi sxenakis,
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
Since it was just two days for its warrnaty maybe you can try calling sales team 1-855-253-6686, option 2 Monday ? Friday 9am-9pm EST and check if post warranty extension can be considered. 
 
Otherwise you may want to call technical support at 877-453-6686 to check if there is anything that they can extend on your behalf. Having an open communication with the tech team may provide you options for consideration. Everything can be worth a try before we start opening or loosening in the panels and screws.
 
Hope this helps.
 
Regards 

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My laptop will not charge. Well, the charging indicator flickers, and when I try to charge it and get it working, the percentage will stay at the percentage it was when it started charging.  I had it plugged in two nights ago, while using it, and I heard a pop and saw the charger move in the outlet. That's when the problem occurred. I can't even use it, which is a problem because I'm in a high school where one to one is a thing. My warranty is expired, so please help! Any help or advice would be appreciated. Thanks!

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About three days ago my Flex 3 1480 stopped charging its battery. This message appears above the taskbar battery icon:  ?0% available - plugged in, charging."  The computer now only comes on with the ac power adapter plugged in. I have used another adapter (identical specs) with the same negative result on my computer.  My adapter works fine on the other computer. These are fixes recommended at various internet sites that I have tried without success: System restore to a point several days before problem appeared.Uninstalled both battery drivers in Device Manager and restart reinstalled - three times. The battery is internal so I would like to fix without having to remove the battery if possible. Resetting the battery and resetting the bios are on-line recommendations that I don?t really know how to do safely. In searching the Lenovo site, I have been unable to find this problem addressed. The Lenovo Vantage Hardware Scan shows all in good order ? the battery itself is rated Good. The Flex 3 is 2 years old and is now out of warranty. Any help to correct and get the battery charging would be appreciated. Thank you, GB

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I have a Flex 3 1480 that was purchased from Costco. with a 3 year warranty.I am having the same issues that alot of other people are having where the screen will go black out of nowhere.Yesterday alone it happened 12 times. (yes I wrote down everytime it happened) I have updated the bios and all other updates that were posted in a different post.The Flex is runnning the latest version of Windows 10 with all updates installed. I called tech support yesterday but got nowhere real fast. The lady did not speak very good english and what I did make out was her telling me to remove my ethernet card!! What can I do now? This laptop is useless now. Its only good for browising the net since I wont lose any work that way.I have lost to much work trying to use this laptop that I no longer trust it. Since Lenovo does not stand behind their products and come up with a fix I guess I will try to return it to costco. Hopfully a class action lawsuit arises as selling this junk is Fraud and I have been Scammed. I knew I should have stuck with Dell!

Answer:Flex 3 1480 Gets a Black Screen with Backlight On ...

Ever since the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, our Flex 3 crashes every hour. Unfortunately, Lenovo's customer service is just a faint shadow of IBM's former service. Every rep comes up with a different idea, and then doesn't follow up on commitments.

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I have a Flex 3-1480 Laptop running windows 10.  When I click on the Xbox app, I get this message "We are unable to sigh you in at this moment.  Try again later."  When I try to use Microsoft solitaire collection and it tries to connect to Xbox, I get "Sign in error" with the error code 1170000.  I can play as a guest.  I have tried following all the recommendations to fix this error code without success.  I have an Acer laptop running window 10 and have no problem getting to the solitaire collection either through the Xbox App or through the start menu.  The firewall settings on both laptops are the default settings.  Any advice? Thanks!
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 

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My laptop will not stay powered on, it will start up but then the fan will kick on really loud and turn off, won?t stay on for more than a minute. No way it can be getting over heated as I have it sitting on a desk and hadn?t even been using it for a minute before it started doing this. Need to figure out how to fix this issue. The computer is less than 2 years old. 

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Has anyone had problems with the screws loosening from the bottom of their laptops and falling out?  I have a Lenovo Flex 4 and have noticed the screws are problematic.  I am going to call Lenovo and request replacements.  Hopefully, Lenovo will respond quickly and send them out quickly. 

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Hello everyone!  In December I switched back to PC from Mac and purchased the Flex 4. Love the machine until a few months after purchase the screen started to flicker on and off without warning. Sometimes the screen just goes bright white or the color black on the screen is displayed as red. I downloaded the solution center and it keeps telling me everything is running as normal which is clearly not the case. A bit more about my machine: Windows 10Intel i7-750016GB RamAMD Radeon R5 M430 As far as I can tell, all my everything is up to date. Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated! 

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Once my computer goes into sleep mode i can't wake it up without turning it off and then back on again which takes awhile to reboot. 

Answer:Lenova Flex 3 1480 goes into sleep mode and won't wake up

Hi there, Kitie             -
 
Thank you for writing in to the Lenovo Forum - happy to have you here today.
 
Try this:
Device manager 
Lenovo FHID Device open UMDF HID minidriver Under the power management tab  Uncheck box that allows the computer to turn off the device to save power
 
Update us how it goes.
 
 
 
 
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I recently bought the Flex 4 14 inch laptop and I noticed that the fan on the laptop loudly is always running, even when I'm merely browsing through the web. In task manager my cpu usage is usually 5~15%. Is there anyway I could get the laptop to be quieter?

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I'm also not happy with my Lenovo Flex 3 1480.
 
vertical black line on my screen not resolved by shut down power up.
 
Mod's Edit: Additional information added to Subject line for clarity of issue and moved post to its own thread in the proper forum.

Answer:Flex 3 1480 - Screen with vertical black line.

Sorry to hear of the problem.  I would recommend that you contact Lenovo Support for additional warranty service.
 
Lenovo Support - USA1-877-453-668624 hours a day 7 days / week

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I recently brought a Lenovo Flex 3 1480 model (Windows 10, i7-6500U Processor). Everything worked fine except the Wifi which was extremely slow(2Mbps). The Dowload speed for my other HP laptop that was 20Mpbs!. However when i connected by flex 3 machine to the LAN cable, it was able to give me 20Mbps download speed. I decided to get my laptop replaced. I got my replacement laptop yesterday and it has the same exact Wifi problem.  Troubleshooting steps that I tried:1. Updated the network card drivers2. Uninstalled and reinstalled the atheros driver software Is anybody else facing this issue? Please let me know if there are any solutions for this problem.

Answer:Flex 3 1480 Wifi issue: Extremely slow! Please help

I'm having the same exact issue. I know it is a hardware issue because the problem persists after I reinstalled drivers, and even the OS. I ruled out router issues because my other wireless devices function just fine. 

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Even though my phone and all my friend's phones and computers are detecting several networks around us my computer just stopped detecting wireless networks.I connected a cable and thank God it is working. I checked the System and the driver is ok, I unistalled it and downloaded the latest driver and reinstalled it, then I deleted the driver and let windows install it and still nothing.PLEASE HELP.How come am I supposed to have a notebook without WIRELESS????HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!I got this computer on DECEMBER!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Hello,I have had this problem ever since I purchased the laptop.  The screen will go black/blank, but the backlight will still be on.  Can't do anything and have to turn off and restart.  It happens about once an hour or so.  Originally it happened less frequently/more when the power supply was not connected.  Now it happens regardless if the power supply is connected.  I also have text distortion on the screen at times.  I have tried to update display drivers/downgrade drivers, nothing has worked for me.  Really starting to get annoying.  Any suggestions?Thanks, Ginger4

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I purchased a Flex 3 through the Lenovo site for a black friday special and have been having severe problems with it ever since. I'm really at my wits end with what to do with this machine. Sporatically, my physical keyboard and trackpad will stop working and the issue can't be reset until I let the unit battery drain and die. This is no way to use a laptop. I can not figure out a triggering issue for it, it happens randomly.  I have called the tech support hotline 3 times and tried chat twice and no one has been able to help me resolve this issue. The tech support personnel have been extremely unhelpful and have talked over me when I attempt to explain what is going on, and refused to transfer me to another associate or escalate my issue to a supervisor. I feel like I was sold a defective unit.  What can I do? 

Answer:Ongoing issue with Flex 3 1480 Model 80R3

If it helps, when this happens, my fan runs constantly. The air coming out is not hot. 

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I just purchased the Lenovo Flex 3-1480 yesterday.  So far so good in my initial observation of this 2 in 1 laptop. Except for the wifi. We have the AT&T gigapower speed with the Pace router with 2.4 & 5 ghz wifi dual modes.  I checked with AT&T and they advised that different devices can have different speeds if the hardware or drivers are old or not up-to-date.  AT&T has stated that everyone won't get 1ghz speeds (disclaimer says up to 1ghz).  So, I have another Lenovo 540w laptop that I use for work and it is getting 330 mbps download speeds for the 5ghz wireless and 500+ mbps download when connected with the ethernet cable to the router.I connected the Flex 3 directly to the router with the ethernet cable and tested at speedtest.net and received 320 mbps download speed.I went to speedtest.net and ran a test on the wireless and the best I could get is 30 mpbs download speed.  I noticed that the flex 3 would only connect to 2.4ghz.  When I tried to connect with 5ghz, I received and error that it would not connect.  So I searched on the Lenovo website for updated wifi drivers and found newer drivers.  My current driver was for Intel AC-3165 dual band wireless adapter version 18.12.1.2 date 7/29/2015.  I dowloaded and installed version 19.10.0.9 date 9/28/2016, rebooted and saw some improvement. I was finally able to connect to 5ghz mode and the latest speed test was 89 mbps download speed.    So I started... Read more

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I received a brand new Flex 3-1480 for Christmas and have had several technical issues with it. First, the touch screen only works about half of the time when I turn it on. When I restart the machine, it sometimes fixes the issue, but that's not my main concern. The biggest issue is that it will not wake up from sleep mode. This problem began back in February (6 months ago) and has not been resolved. I called Lenovo support on 6 or 7 different occasions, each answered by a different technician who assigned me new case numbers. They all tried various things (BIOS, hardware, screen brightness, drivers, etc.). These solutions all worked for a few days, maybe a week on occasion before the computer when back to not working properly.  The computer was sent to the repair depot back in April to be fixed. When I got it back, it worked properly for 2 days before reverting to the previous sleep issue. At that point, I called support again, tried more fixes (none of which worked). I got fed up and tired of those solutions at the end of May, when I called and told them I wanted this escalated. I was assigned Crystal as a case manager. She has been absolutely abysmal and non-responsive, but looking at this forum and online I see that she is always like this - I am surprised she still is employed and just goes to show how terrible of a company this really is. This is my first and last Lenovo machine and will recommend people NOT purchase Lenovo when they are looking for produ... Read more

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My Flex 14 1480 is a week and a half old when the system update application prompted me to update my BIOS. As i recall it wanted to update my bios from 1.04 to 2.0 I clicked yes, and the bios update ran and initiated a restart of the computer. Unfortuatnply now my computer does not start up and i am greeted to LEDS being on but a black screen without a lenovo logo.  I then tried to go on the Lenovo website and for the bios version that i just installed, there is no 2.0 version listed, specifically 2SCN20WW. There are no bios updates period. Was this update pulled, and if so what can I do to recover it so it boots again.  http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/Laptops-and-netbooks/Flex-Series/flex-4-1480?tabName=Downlo...  thanks

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Hi im trying to flash my bios, I need either the wps file or the iso file please help.

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I have a Lenovo Flex 3 1480 with Intel I7.  I was getting a message that says "plugged in charging" but the battery charge was staying at 60% and not increasing. Lenovo techs said the battery must be bad so I ordered and installed a new, Lenovo brand battery.  I get the same condition... placing the cursor over the battery symbol gives a status message of "40% available, plugged in, charging" but the battery charge never increases, even after shutting off the computer down and leaving it plugged in overnight. The laptop was a year old and therefore out of warranty last November, 2016. HELP!

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I have a LeNovo Flex 3 1480 [80R3] for about a year with zero problems. The only modded thing is a Sandisk 480gb SSD drive, with a Windows 10 installation from scratch, installed in the very first day I bought this machine. I was running Windows 10 version 1607 normally, and really enjoying this machine, but since last week when I was booting up, the machine freezed at bootscreen (the one with the lenovo logo) and then restarted showing the message "Preparing Automatic Repair" that took almost a whole day to pass. The repair never happened and I had to use the option to reset windows maintaining my personal files. After this everytime I boot up, windows 10 take up to 10 minutes to boot, and my keyboard and touchpad won't work, leaving me with only the touchscreen option. I've been through a lot of different solutions attempts:- Upgraded BIOS to the latest version (Lenovo colored logo at bootscreen)- Uninstalled KB and Touchpad drivers manually and reinstalled with Lenovo provided drivers, and also repeated the procedure with Windows Update drivers.- Disabled the fast startup option- Done the 15s procedure with the power button- Deattached the battery plug for some minutes and reattached- Checked (unplug and replug) both KB and Touchpad flatwires- Reinstalled the latest Windows 10 version 1703 from scratch None of the solution mentioned above worked for me. KB works perfectly in BIOS, and even when booting up I can change de backlight settings usi... Read more

Answer:LeNovo Flex 3 1480 - Keyboard and touchpad issue after Windows 10 boot up

Adding some info after some new research.Will try other 2 slightly different options:1) 15s power button trick with battery and charger unplugged2) Installation of LeNovo provided Intel ME drivers, read some info that it might interfere at the keyboard and mice functionality. Actually I'm running Windows chipset provided drivers.But still in doubt, which available driver should I install? There are 2 available.1) Intel ME Driver 63.6 MB Windows 10 (64-bit) 11.0.0.1176 - Release 30/8/20162) Intel Management Engine Interface Driver 81.5 MB Windows 10 (64-bit) 11.6.0.1015 - Release 29/11/20163) Both drivers, in release date/version ascending order.

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I have a Flex 4 1480 Signature Edition ideapad 80VD0007US and I'm trying to update the BIOS via the System Update utility.  When I choose to install the suggested update for the BIOS I get a message stating that this BIOS is only for "510S14IKB 310S15IKB YOGA 510-14IKB YOGA 510-15IKB" - none of which is my machine I'm pretty sure.  What can one do to find the correct BIOS and update it if the System Update utility doesn't give you the correct one?
 
The Lenovo Settings utility says that my BIOS is currently: 2SCN23WWV2.03
 
Thanks for any help!
 
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Answer:Flex 4 1480 - Incorrect BIOS in Lenovo System Update utility

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
 
Sorry to hear of the difficulties you are experiencing.  The warning message you are receiving during the update is partially correct.  Your model should have been included in that warning since that BIOS update covers all the models listed.   Here is a full description from the BIOS update's README file....
 
Flash BIOS update - Flash from Operating System version for ideapad 510S-14IKB, 310S-14IKB, 310S-15IKB, Yoga 510-14IKB, Yoga 510-15IKB, Flex 4-1480, Flex 4-1580Version 2SCN25WW(V2.05)Applicable OS Win10
 
I would try the upgrade again and click to proceed.  Otherwise here is a direct download link to that BIOS upgrade from the Lenovo Download Library for your model....
 
http://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/LAPTOPS-AND-NETBOOKS/FLEX-SERIES/FLEX-4-1480/downloads/DS...

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I have a Flex 3 that is only 4 months old and notice that even when the laptop is totally off (powered down, no lights on, not hibernate or sleep) after a day or two the batter charge upon bootup has gone down significantly. I am talking a reduction of say 40%. I am under warranty and I have to run this "Battery gauge reset" routine and do a few other checks before they replace the battery.  Although I can't imagine how looking at windows power options can impact what the battery draw is while the unit is OFF and windows is not running....but guess they have to go through their script. Anyway my question is on this Battery Gauge reset.  I have read things where this takes all night or something and people have to turn sleep mode off on their laptop? That is not in the official instructions so for those that have had this issue or run the reset do you just "press the button" or do I need to make sure the laptop stays awake.Also, what is it actually doing?? Is this type of battery drain a known issue?  To me it sure seems like just a bad battery....Thanks,BJBBJB

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I have 8 Flex 4-1480s, and all of them are showing the same issue. Before the Windows 10 creators update, they were all great. However, after the upgrade to creators, and then confirmed again after fall creators, the SSD speeds have tanked. I have verified this through both hard drive speed tests, and specific applications are orders of magintude slower then other systems with similar specs. The easiest test for this is to download the latest Arduino IDE from the windows store, and compile an empty project. On a fully working system, this should take less then 10 seconds. However, on these systems specifically, this takes about 4 minutes. I can observe the same thing compiling a simple C++ program using Microsoft Visual Studio. I tried contacting support, and the only suggestion from them was to perform a refresh, which we have attempted multiple times, and this does not help. Has anyone else seen this issue, or have a suggested fix? Tried reinstalling from fresh, checking all the page file settings, making sure the hard drive does not shut off, and many other things. During this whole time, task manager shows disk usage as 0.1%, and I've never actually seen it go above that number in all my testing.

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 I bought my Flex 3 1480 last November, but had to ship it out to get it repaired for a faulty hard drive in early January. When I got it back in late January, it's worked fine up til now when out of the blue it started having problems playing video. If it's set on HD or higher quality, the video will stutter and the audio will not only stutter as well but produce extremely staticky clipping as well. This happens if I'm playing any video anywhere, be it on the internet on any browser on any site or just playing local videos from my hard drive. The audio clipping also occurs when I'm just playing my music on Groove Music. The audio and video clipping mostly happens when a page is loading or if I'm multitasking at the same time they're playing, it's almost as if the computer isn't utilizing all of its RAM, but I'm not sure.
 
In general, performance has degraded as well. Everything is a bit less snappy than before under situations where a lot of RAM is utilized. Gaming performance (not graphically intensive) takes a hit too, although not to the point where it's unplayable.
 
Help! Does anybody have this issue, and is there any way to fix it? Does this seem to be a hardware related problem or something I installed? I'd rather not do a factory reset since I just got this thing back from the repair depot and I just loaded all of my stuff back on it.
 
 
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 So I was in this website (dashboard.zopim.com) for working purposes and whenever I get a chat request there's a sound and somehow my computer stopped with the sounds. I restarted the computer and there was a mute symbol in the audio, and I got really surprised when I tried to unmute it and got a message like "there is no audio installed" . I went to the system settings and saw that 2 icons - Intel High Definition DSP and Intel High definition display audio had a yellow mark. I went to Lenovo's website and downloaded the driver and it didn't work. Then I found some instructions on microsoft's website. It worked but then I had to use the site again and... Not working! I made it work again but now there's a delay. Sometimes there's no delay on the sound and sometimes there's about 5 sec. Please, help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Hi there, I am planning to purchase ideapad laptop.Initially I was interested in Z series, but came to know that there is .77ghz stuck problem. So I have diverted my search to Flex and U series (U430 and U530). I need help to decide which one is the best and should I prefer either of them to Z series. Also please let me know pros and cons of Flex and U series. I'll appreciate your help. Thanks Apoorva p.s. I am not a gamer. So Y series is out of question.













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Answer:Flex vs U series Which should I buy? (Flex 14, Flex 15 / U430, U530)

Hello, No any inputs to my query?I need help to decide what to buy. Please please let me know...

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I had malarebytes running and after a while the screen went black. And i simply can't restart it. If i press the power button the orange light comes on and off a few times, but that's it. It's only a week old and i've only used it for 4 days in which time i upgaded it from 8.1 to win10. Anyone know what might be wrong? Thanks.

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I've had my Flex 4 for about three months now. It worked fine last night but when I went to turn it on today the keyboard lit up and turned off repeatedly but the screen stays dark. The power light goes on and off with the keyboard but the light that says it's charging stays on. I can occasionally hear the fans kick on when the keyboard lights up but it turns off when it goes dark and they don't go on every time. It's not overly hot and I know it's charged. I've held down the power button and I tried using the Novo button and it didn't do anything. I've tried taking out the AC adapter out and holding the power button and then plugging it back in again with no success. Anyone have any advice?

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Hi,I'm new in the forum.Today I had received my new Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 4 (1470) and when I connect the laptop to the power line, this won't start.The laptop has been connected to the power line for the last 2hs.Any idea?If I open the laptop (remove the screws), I lose the warranty?Thanks.P.S: Sorry for my poor english. 

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Hi,Have just purchased an IdeaCentre Flex 20. machine type 10142, configuration number 57318057. Have plugged in and pressed the power button. The LED, top right, comes on but nothing else. Have powered off and then back on. Nothing is plugged into it apart from the power cable. Any clues as to why it won't start would be gratefully received, Mark

Answer:Flex 20, won't start straight out of the box

I would return it.... too early to be fixing a POS.

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I have had this device for 13 month. 8 months after I purchased it, I worked with Lenovo to diagnose a problem with the power cord and that was replaced.  One month after warrenty expired, device would suddenly power off, but would power back up, with or without cord. After approximately 1 week of this, it would only stay on with power cord attached even though battery indicated full.  Then suddenly would no longer turn on. Tried to use my extended warranty thru Costco. Was sent in to their repair station in Lawrenceville GA. They reported to Costco that there was water damage (which Costco won't cover without my having purchased another different warranty from them) and that the repair amount was over $700 (more than I paid for the machine).  I am a former IT employee, now retired, and I have NEVER spilled anything on this device. I cracked the back open and looked for damage or for any tags that had changed color on motherboard, or a possible detector on motherboard that had changed color.  Don't see anything - no corrosion.  Just prior to machine not turning on again, I connected to the Lenovo diagnostics and ran the dx on this laptop.  It showed no errors.  Are there any water exposure stickers on this device?  and what would indicate water damage?  thanks for any assistance


























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Question: Flex 15 wont start

When trying to boot my computer Flex 15 with Windows 8 - 64 - computer wont start and I get this message. Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller v1.31a (5/30/13) PXE-E61:  Media Test failure, check cablePXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM I pushed Novo Button and get the Novo Menu Normal Startup brings me back to original result above In BIOS Setup - My BIOS Version (and EC Version) is 8ACN08WWUUID Number C4C3D7B2-5E22-EEF3-F4F3-089E01F680F1 CPU - Intel core i5-4200U CPU @ 1.60 GHz Hard Disk - ST500LM000-1EJ162 The above failure message is when booting with Legacy Support as boot option (from Boot Menu) LegacyATA HDD : ST500LM000-1EJ162Newtork Boot : Realtek PXE B01 D00 If I change the setting to UEFI - I get this message when I tried to boot with Legacy Support:  On top left corner of screen:   Then it changes to:A blue message box:  EFI Network 0 for IPv4 (08-9E-01-F6-80-F1)  boot failed when I click OK I get another blue message box: EFI  Network 0 for IPv6 (08-9E-01-F6-80-F1)  boot failed when I click OK I get another blue message box:  Default Boot Device Missing or Boot Failed.  Insert Recovery Media and Hit and key then Select 'Boot Manager' to choose a new Boot Device or to Boot Recovery Media I don't have recovery disk or media.   Any suggestions to get my computer started?

Answer:Flex 15 wont start

Dear Daviddietz2000
 
Welcome in lenovo community .
 
Have you tried to reset the BIOS ? and check if the system can run as normall .
 
Let me know 
 
Thanks
Alaa





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I have had this device for 13 month. 8 months after I purchased it, I worked with Lenovo to diagnose a problem with the power cord and that was replaced.  One month after warrenty expired, device would suddenly power off, but would power back up, with or without cord. After approximately 1 week of this, it would only stay on with power cord attached even though battery indicated full.  Then suddenly would no longer turn on. Tried to use my extended warranty thru Costco. Was sent in to their repair station in Lawrenceville GA. They reported to Costco that there was water damage (which Costco won't cover without my having purchased another different warranty from them) and that the repair amount was over $700 (more than I paid for the machine).  I am a former IT employee, now retired, and I have NEVER spilled anything on this device. I cracked the back open and looked for damage or for any tags that had changed color on motherboard, or a possible detector on motherboard that had changed color.  Don't see anything - no corrosion.  Just prior to machine not turning on again, I connected to the Lenovo diagnostics and ran the dx on this laptop.  It showed no errors.  Are there any water exposure stickers on this device?  and what would indicate water damage?  thanks for any assistance


























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my lenovo flex 2 has not been used for about three months and now will not start even with the power cable attached. Have left it to charge for 1.5 hours and still it will not start. Any ideas?

Answer:why will my lenovo flex 2 not start up?

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I have a Gateway Flex Desktop PC, and over a period of a year or so, I have been having more and more problems getting it to start up. When I turn it on, the power button lights up, but instead of the normal green, it displays a green and a red light combined. The only way to get it to finally boot up is to flick the surge protector switch on and off until the system seems to 'catch' and finally boot up as normal. I feel this may have something to do with the BIOS instructions, or maybe a weak lithium battery on the system board. I am sure that flickering the power is aweful for the system, but it has gotten to the point that the system will not boot up if I dont do that. Is this a common problem with this particular machine? Once it boots up, it runs fine, so I just try to avoid shutting it down, but that is not always an option. Hope somebody out there can help!

Answer:Gateway Flex -win. Xp -will Not Start Up

Do you have a model number? I'm going to go out on a limb and say you have a sticking/faulty power button. To take that out of the troubleshooting equation you need to take the side off the computer (change the battery while you're at it). Trace the wires from the power button to the motherboard, and remove the 2 wires. Using a flat-tipped screwdriver, quickly touch the 2 pins then remove the screwdriver. If it remains running, then you know it's the switch

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Hi, My Flex 2 got problem again. After trying static turn on (releasing 30 second pushing on power button), I can format the computer. However, my computer still under Window 10.  Problem 1: some of the letter keys and function keys do not work on Keyboard.Problem 2: If I turn off the computer, the computer cannot turn it on again. Can anyone help me with these issues and point out what kinds of problem cause these issues?  I just bought this laptop 2.5 year ago. And why it cannot last longer compare to another brand?  

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I'm the owner of a new ideapad Flex 5-1470.  Its great so far, with one puzzling issue: I cannot make any permanent changes to my Start menu.  I can delete tiles, and add new ones, but only temporarily.  Eventually, the Start menu reverts to its default layout.  This reversion to the deafult layout will happen before the computer is powered off or rebooted.   I've also noticed that I can go into Settings>Personalization>Start and any changes I make there won't stick.  For instance, I can click "Show more tiles on Start" to "On", exit Settings, then immediately go back into Settings and "Show more tiles on Start" is back to "Off".  I'm currently running Windows 10 Home, Version 1703, OS Build 15063.632.  Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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In the last saturday I turned off my notebook normally. Since today (monday), I press power button, the led power indicator stay on for five minuts, after that it power off. Nothing is showing on the screen. When I plug the AC Power, the AC Power indicator stay on, but every ten seconds it flash. Anybody else had this problem? Is there something that can I do, like battery reset, hard reset, etc.? Thanks,

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Hello my name is Dylan and I need some help with my laptop. I tried to contact Lenovo with an e-mail but I don't know how, so I am posting on here for help. I would just like to know how to fix my laptop to get it working right.tuallySo, when I start up my laptop, the keyboard lights up, the fan turns on, and the screen turns on but is all black. The Lenovo logo does not come up. There are usually small beeping noises that keep going. The only thing I can access is actually the Boot Menu / App Menu, but I cannot find a way to get my computer to work as normal. I usually run Windows 10.

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MY computer had been acting very slow for a while and nothing would start up, and if it did it would take literrally five minutes. Now it will not go to start up screen and it will stay on a black screen. I can move the mouse and I can see the mouse arrow, but no matter how long I wait, it just stays there. Any ideas on what to do?

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MY computer had been acting very slow for a while and nothing would start up, and if it did it would take literrally five minutes. Now it will not go to start up screen and it will stay on a black screen. I can move the mouse and I can see the mouse arrow, but no matter how long I wait, it just stays there. Any ideas on what to do?

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Hi, I have a Lenovo Flex 10 (N3510 processor) and have been completely able to access the UEFI settings. I have tried using the UEFI Firmware Settings via the Advanced Start Up menu but it immediately boots back to Windows. I've also tried pressing most combinations of buttons at start up. The only time I've seen the UEFI is when I select Boot from USB and it says that there is no option to boot from USB and I must select another option. Then there is only the option to immediately boot to Windows. Which is also worrying as I am hoping to install Linux via USB. Thanks for the help.

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When I push the start button on right side of the notebook, it will begin to start up.  The 'Lenovo' screen comes on but then the screen goes black and does not start.  I try pushing the start button again but not until I push it for a third time will the windows come up on the screen.  Is this normal or is there a problem I should have fixed?  thanks

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I just purchased a Flex 3-1580 3 days ago. Last night, I used it and it was just fine. This morning it was plugged in and the light was on next to the power button, but it would not start. I tried moving it to a different outlet, and the light went off when I unplugged it. Now, when it's plugged in, the light doesn't even go on, machine won't start. Holding the power button for 60 seconds shows no response either.HELP!!I have homework to do over the short holiday break!











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Answer:Flex 3-1580 will not start, no light when plugged ...

Same thing happened to me. After two weeks, my laptop just went black while watching a video. From then on, it won't start. Tried everything, I even thougth it was a problem with the screen, but I tried to plug a HDMI to it and still nothing.
What am I supposed to do? And on top of it, right now I'm outside the US (in Panam) and no one here seems to respond as Lenovo Representant ... Please help!
 
 
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A month ago, my flex 2 laptop stopped starting windows, and I tried many ways but it still failed. Now I decided to restore the system. I know there is a novo button can do this, so I used a pin to push the novo button and started the system recovery. However, it stucked at the initiating stage and never progress. Does anybody know what I can do to make this laptop usuable? Thanks very much!

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My two year old Flex 2 suddenly wont turn on.   The power button lights up and the fan starts but the screen remains black.  I have let the power drain completely (you cannot remove the battery)  pressed the power button for 15sec x 4 then connected to the charger and still a blank screen.   the last timed I did attempt a "hard restart", everytime I held the power button a loud bleep occured which stopped when I let go of the power button.   Its warranty has expired and im not very knowledgable.  I am happy to send it away to be looked at, just dont know the best place to send it in the UK.  Any help?N

Answer:Lenovo flex 2 will not start, Blank screen

Hi Nigs,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Forums.
 
I would suggest you to visit the nearest Lenovo service centres for further assistance.
 
Good luck  Let us know how you get on.     
 
Regards,
Shashi
 
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Hello, I have the Lenovo Flex 2 "14. I have had the laptop for not even a year now and just recently its been dying out right when I unplug it from its charger. It seems as if my battery is not able to hold the charge anymore? Does anyone else have this problem? And what can I do to fix this?

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Hello, I have recently bought Lenovo Flex 2 14 laptop and Ya I am sure Lenovo nailed this Master piece (besides Brightness). Infact My QUestion: Lenovo 2 14 i7 4510U maximum RAM is 8GB , that is what Lenovo says, where as the actual Processor i.e i7 4510U has maximum capacity of 16GB . Cannot I go ahead and upgrade my RAM after the Warranty Period(may 2 yrs latter) ?? Techies, If you have information let me know , pls dont just bypass this question. Thanks 













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Answer:RAM Extension on Flex 2 14/ Flex 14 / Flex 15 Ideapads

I did that to my 3 year old z570 (max on the manual says 8 gb.... now it has $50 16 gb ram chips)..... Works flawlessly. It really depends on the ram you have.... is it soldered or is it removable. If removable, I would not wait till the warranty period is over. Do it now.  if the computer needs repair, just swap back the old ram. Ram upgrade is the easiest thing to do on a computer and there are thousands of How-to videos on it.

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Hi
I works for a multinational company
I have problem with an old cisco VPN
it works on windows 10
but only when IE 11 is 11.483
I find in latin america a computer with windows 10 and IE 11.1480
with this browser, VPN do not work correctly.
what is the difference between the two IE version???
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Hi, Is it possible to upgrade the graphics card in lenovo flex 15 laptop? I understand it comes with integrated graphic chipset. Regards,Aravind S

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I need I'm in so much trouble, I have 'bricked my mother's brand new Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 10 laptop (model: 20324) after an unsuccessful BIOS update.I'm hoping to restore the BIOS by unplugging the laptop, inserting USB with BIOS file on it, holding down fn+r and then plugging in laptop and powering on. The USB contains BIOS downloaded from Lenovo https://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles/93cn59ww(v9.9&v3.8).exe I extracted 93cn59ww.fd and used Andy's Phoenix Tool (from mydigitallife website) to find bios filename but Andy's Tool doesn't show what filename I should rename it to on USB.When I power on the laptop all that happens is the white power light comes on. However,If I hold fn+r while turning the laptop on the power light turns red and continues to blink. If I plugin or unplug the power cable the laptop beeps. I'm hopefull I can get this working if I can find out the filename. I've tried naming the file bios.bin, bios.fd, bios.wph, ect but I have had no luck.The original bios was InsydeH20 93cn55ww(v9.5).64bitPlease can anybody help me find the filename I need to rename 93cn59ww.fd to on the USB? I'm in so much trouble!I'm not smart enough to figure this out on my own but I'm hoping somebody else here can help. Many thanks in advance to somebody who knows how to do it.
 
 
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Answer:Flex 10 - BIOS recovery via USB and fn+r on bricked IdeaPad Flex 10

I've downloaded  https://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles/93cn59ww(v9.9&v3.8).exe and extracted file 93cn59ww.fd from it.I just need to find out what to rename 93cn59ww.fd to on the USB? 

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We have three L830's and each have expericenced different issues since the July 11 update, short battery life, store purchase app error, messages not sending, screen not rotating, unable to share photos have been identified so far.
My son only upgraded his 830 to Windows 10 on Tuesday, and has had a very negative experience, especially with battery life and text messaging.
Has anyone else had issues, and is there hope for resolution?
I do love the platform.
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If you're on the Creators Update, you're going to see build 15063.483, or KB4025342, which is available for PCs and phones. You can find it on the Microsoft Update Catalog here. This is what got fixed:
Addressed issue introduced by KB4022716 where Internet Explorer 11 may close unexpectedly when you visit some websites.
Addressed issue to improve MediaCreationTool.exe support for Setup Tourniquet scenarios.
Addressed issue with CoreMessaging.dll that may cause 32-bit apps to crash on the 64-bit version of the Windows OS.
Addressed an issue where Visual Studio or a WPF application may terminate unexpectedly (stops responding, followed by a crash) when running on a pen and/or touch enabled machine with Windows 10 Creators Update.
Addressed issue that causes the system to crash when certain USB devices are unplugged while the system is asleep.
Addressed issues with screen orientation that stops working after lid close and lid open transitions.
Addressed issue that causes .jpx and .jbig2 images to stop rendering in PDF files.
Addressed issue where users could not elevate to Administrator through the User Account Control (UAC) dialog when using a smart card.
Addressed issue where input using the Korean handwriting feature dropped the last character of a word or moved it to the next line incorrectly.
Addressed issue with a race condition between the App-V Catalog Manager and the Profile Roaming Service. A new registry key is available to control the waiting period for A... Read more

Answer:Builds 15063.483, 14393.1480 and 10586.1007 are released

Just had that update today... (build 15063.483)
Slower than a Lada full of elephants going uphill
 

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Windows 8.1 > yesterday suddenly to make a selection from more boot menu ; ( Fn - F12) He takes no bios setup or a USB boot stick more but starts right after selection windows again? These have put a lenovo flex 2-14 with a self built-in SSD 250 840EVO disk where I am in the bios Boot UEFI mode to Lagacy support. Via de novo button I can still get into the bios and change the settings here ; Boot menu ; legacy support boat priority ; legacy first USB boot ; enabled All updates are automatically done so I suspect something has changed what is causing this problem?

Answer:windows 8.1 flex 14-2 boot menu direct to windows no usb or bios setting start up

Latest Bios installed.Bios Priority; usb stick firts, SSD drive last.Still direct from boot menu to windows

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I am currently using a Lenovo Flex 3 1470 and the keyboard for it stopped working and now I can't type any numbers or activate any function keys. I have spilled tea on my laptop and got it wet in the past so I am now looking to get my keyboard replaced.  I have managed to find some Flex 2 14 inch US keyboards on eBay for less than $20 that look exactly the same as the one on my laptop, but I can't be certain unless someone confirms.  Are the 2 keyboards the same? 

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I just bought a flex 2 15, which I settled on because I wanted to buy from a brick and mortar store so I can return easily if I Dont like it. I'm slightly concerned with the amount of flex in the keyboard even with light typing. As I plan on using this for school, and a lot of typing, is this am issue I should consider returning it for? Thank you in advance for any advice!

Answer:Flex 2 15 keyboard flex

hi eod_mickelson,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
I haven't seen anyone reported any issue about the keyboard being mushy when being pressed but there were reports about the keyboard suddenly not working from the thread below:
 
Flex 2 15 Keyboard problems
 
Although the keyboard being disabled is a normal feature on this machine while on tent mode, I don't think this will cause a problem in the wrong run (unless you feel uncomfortable with the mushy feeling while typing)
 
More info on the keyboard in this review.
 
 
Regards

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it is to bad for all user of lenovo flex 14 (idea pad) beacuse some lenovo apps like lenovo transition , lenovo smart voice , lenovo magic transfer etc is avillable in flex 2-14 but here is no option for flex 14 for these apps.i bought my lenovo flex 14 in june 3 2014 and if there is no solution of my question then i want to upgrade for my flex 14 is in flex 2 14 on no cost. it shows the irresponsebility of lenovo company .Because cost of boths are same and when i bought flex 14 then after some weeks the new flex 2 14 launched it is not good for me and all the persons who are using flex 14 idea pad.The lenovo company will have to launche update and upgrades for lenovo flex 14 ideapad users. thanx in advance to my faviorate brand lenovo. I wish lenovo give update and upgrade for lenovo flex 14 idea pad .

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Hi There,
I'm getting the errors below and but I have not got any BSOD.
The errors I'm getting in eventviewer are Pku2ulog failed to start 0xC--35, Negolog failed to start, IDListenLog failed to start, P2PLog failed to start and HomegroupLog failed to start, all with the same failure code 0xC-- 35.
This is what the logs files says about each error.
Pku2ulog:
Unknown( 10): GUID=c36a26fb-03a9-d591-3984-dc17e4a48527 (No Format Information found).
p2plog:
Unknown( 89): GUID=fc9d5ca5-e6c8-627c-be74-e6e0a98bbf57 (No Format Information found).
negolog:
Unknown( 37): GUID=2553184f-6f2a-3198-ddb7-93ab1ad2d125 (No Format Information found).
idlistenlog:
Unknown( 10): GUID=418a567f-b393-1423-26aa-123149ef8882 (No Format Information found).
homegrouplog:
Unknown( 12): GUID=96f7a94a-4343-6ede-ff2b-dd1dafeed500 (No Format Information found).
However, the 'Unknown(xx)' number changes times to times.
Could you help me please?

Thank you very much for your attention.
Best Regards.

Answer:Errors Pku2ulog failed to start 0xC--35, Negolog failed to start, IDListenLog failed to start, P2PLog failed to start and HomegroupLog failed to start, all with the same failure code 0xC-- 35.

Hi,
If you have Home group set up, please go to Control Panel ? Network and Sharing Center. Choose homegroup and sharing options and click ?Leave the homegroup?.Juke Chou
TechNet Community Support

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I can add other (hdd or ssd) to my lenovo flex 4 of 256gb ssd?

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Is it possible to add a standard 2.5" SATA HDD (not SSD) to a Flex 5 14" laptop?  I looked at the hardware maintenance manual and it looks like there is a M.2 slot for the SSD and also a spot for SATA HDD, but I don't know for sure. The reason I'm asking is that I would like to have an SSD for speed AND I need to have at least 500GB of storage space on a new laptop, but I don't want to pay an arm and a leg for the 512GB SSD option.  I'd like to get the 80XA0001US with the 128GB SSD, and then add my own  1TB HDD to help save costs.  Is this possible?  I'm assuming I may need a bracket and/or cable for the HDD, correct?  Can someone help me out?

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