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Q: Ideapad 720s

I recently got myself an ideapad 720s. It seams I have some distortion on some symbols or in text in programs. It had happen even with the mouse cursor. Anyone knows if it is "normal"? Or anyone had experienced this siuation? Thanks

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Hi, Interested in buying the 720S 14 with 8th gen intel cpu and MX150,  but I can't find one to actually hold in my hands and get a feel for. I have seen other models in the 300 and 500 series and wondered if any of them are a close match for the 720s 14 in looks and build. This is in the UK if this makes any difference. Many thanks in advance Manco  

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I recently bought an Ideapad 720s, it was working smoothly without any glitches but suddenly one day after a Windows 10 update, it started having issues. First, I could not login, it said my profile was not found and then later when I fixed that my fingerprint as a sign in option does not work anymore. I wasn't facing these issues before the update. NEED HELP!!!

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Hello,I'm thinking about buying this laptop and trying to verify that it supports USB-C DP Alt Mode so I can connect multiple (2) monitors using a USB-C dock. Thank you for you reply.

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is ideapad 720s 14" ram upgradeable?thanks in advance

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Hello. I just purchased the Ideapad 720s 15" base model (8gb RAM and 256gb).  Link here: https://www3.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/ideapad/ideapad-700-series/Ideapad-720S-15/p/88IP70S0895 I'd like to add another ssd drive for storage and I was wondering if this model is compatible with the SAMSUNG 860 EVO Series M.2 2280 1TB SATA III.  Link here:  https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16820147678 Thanks in advance.  

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I would like to put my old hdd in Y500 into a new ideapad 720s. Is that possible? Do I need some cable to do that? Thank you for your help.

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Hi guys.So i bought an Lenovo ideapad 720s about a month ago, and since i got it i have been realy bothered by the fact that it is not leveled. It seems like the bottom left corner and the top right is higer then the two other corners. So everytime i lay my hand down to type i can clearly feel the bump caused by the lack of contact with the table. I have tried to bend the base of the laptop to fix it, but it dosent work. The problem might even be that the whole base is not flat, im not sure.Dont know what to do about this, and i really dont feel like sending my laptop to a service senter as it would take quite a while before i would get it back. But if that is the only option i guess i just have to. All sugestions apreciatedThanks in advance

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Hi, I've noticed there are two models of Ideapad 720s 14" i5 8250u: 81BD000TUS and 81BD001NUS. Can somebody describe the difference? May be the difference in screen frame, e.g. and 

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Hi I have an Ideapad 720s ARR Ravenridge that came with the SK Hynix 256GB NVME SSD. Since I need more HD space I wanted to upgrade it to a news Samsung EVO 860 2TB M.2 which is SATA and not NVME.However the BIOS is not detecting the new drive. So i treid another M.2 SATA drive (Sandisk 128GB) and that also does not show up in the BIOS? So myquestion: Does the ideapas only support NVME drives via M.2? - that would be the 1st time I hear about this, usually it is the other way around

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Hello all, New to the forum. Just got my new IdeaPad and USB-C dock. Only issue I'm having is getting the power button on the dock to power up the closed laptop. Any ideas? Thanks, Scott

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Hello community, I recently bought an IdeaPad 720S-13ARR and noticed that the hinge is asymmetrical. I do not know if it is on purpose or if I have a defective unit. When the display is folded up, the gap on the left side of the hinge is noticeably larger than the gap on the right side. Also, when it is closed, the part of the hinge that is connected to the display sticks out more on the left.Otherwise it is working really nice.Has anyone else noticed this?Hinge leftHinge rightGreetings, Domi(Sorry if I made mistakes. English is not my mother tongue)


























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I'm looking at buying the Ideapad 720s with 8th gen i5, but I'm confused by the screen description on the Lenovo site. It lists the screen as "14" FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS Anti-Glare with integrated camera". Anti-Glare sounds great, but I've seen a 720s in a reseller store and it had a glass faced screen, most definitely not anti-glare. Model listed at that store is 81BD000TUS. The latest model listing on the lenovo site with the is 81BD001NUS.What does anti-glare mean on this model? 

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Hi All, I have just purchased the Ideapad 720S and have been having a problem with the WiFi. I noticed that it would slow down and the network would become unresponsive while getting content from my NAS box. If I ping my router, I also noticed that there is a high latency which varies loads, never really going below 3ms, but sometime dropping a ping and often going up to 20 - 40ms +! I have tested the laptop on 2.4 and 5 GHz bands and the situation is the same. I have also tried a different Access Point, but the problem persists. My old 7 year old Dell XPS15 does not exibity this problem. I have updated the WiFI Driver (Atheros QCA9377) to the latest on the Lenovo Website, it shows as 12.0.0.295. I have also set the Power plan to max performance on the WiFi apapter. Any help with this problem would be appreciated, Thanks -Ben 

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I have purchased the AMD version of the 720s and the only thing I'm not satisfied is the Wi-Fi being extremely slow. I have two questions, will replacing the Wi-Fi module void my warranty? Second, what module will be a good replacement that is at least on par with intel 8265(the module my last laptop has) that is compatible with this laptop?

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I am adding a Samsung 960 EVO SSD in the extra M.2 port of an LENOVO LNVNB161216motherboard.The SSD is advertised at 3,200/1,800 MBps speeds. In my M.2 port, CrystalDiskMark reads only about half these speeds, topping out at about 1,800/1,500. Can I find out for nvme ssd PCI Express slot generation??Is it 'PCIe Gen. 3 x 4' Or 'PCIe Gen. 2 x 4' ??  

A:Lenovo ideapad 720S-15IKB

Hi acejjeon,
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
Product specification:
Storage: M.2 SSD / PCIe 3.0 x 4
 
Hope this helps answer your query.
 
Regards

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I have a brand new 720s that is awesome in every way...except the audio. It is fine when on battery but I get a background static or faint electronic buzzing sound when connected to power. I don't get this at all when running on battery, though the Realtek audio could be better. But the instant I connect it to the power I get the static. It is not terribly noticable when listening to something at high levels but it is annoying if charging while going to sleep to something (or if you just need a charge while listening to something). I have tried new and old drivers, disabling the Nvidia card, changing power schemes, every sound setting, different wall sockets (both grounded and not) and nothing stops the static when I charge.  Any idea from anyone, or Lenovo, if this is something known to occur, or something I just have to live with or is this a defect and something I should return the laptop for? 

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Hello - Is the turbo boost on the machine originally enabled or disabled? I saw another post with turbo boost issues, but wondering whether users could check or know whether theirs had it enabled or disabled? - Some people have reported fans pulsing now and again. Any update from lenovo on this? Thanks all

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I am looking into the mid-range IdeaPad 720s 15", which ships with 8GB RAM and 512 GB ssd.  According to the psref it has 4GBx2 RAM.  Does this mean that both ram slots are accessable for upgrade, and I could prelace them with two of these 8GB sticks?  Thanks in advance.

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Hi, I am looking for a power bank that is compatible with the Ideapad 720s model with the i5-8250U CPU and MX150 GPU.  Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks. RS

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Hi all. Recently purchased an Ideapad 720s. Very nice laptop but I have noticed that when it OFF charge the wifi is painfully slow. Works great when plugged in. Has anybody ever experinced this? A quick search doesnt bring up much info. Thanks in advance if anybody has a solution!

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I bought a Type-c to HDMI adpator. I could connect the Ideapad to a external computer monitor.But when connect to a TV, it cannot detect the TV. I have change different TV and tried different HDMI cables. but it still not work.Any idea what is the problem? 

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Hi,I have new 720s - 13IKB with 8th gen processor and I'm trying to connect HDMI through USB C dock. I have Minix Neo C and iTec(with usb and HDMI). Both are working fine with Samsung S8, Asus Tranformer Pro 3 and Macbook Pro with LCD diplay and projector, but I'm not able to make it work with Lenovo at all. It seems that projector is able to recognise something in HDMI because it take few seconds at HDMI before it ignore it. I updated all drivers. I even tried VGA driver directly form Intel.Is there any known issue with it or any list of supported docks? I found tthat there was some update for Yoga 920 solving similar issue..

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Hello, So I am experiencing an isue with my Ideapad 720s. After starting my computer, I am able to plug in headphones to the 3.5mm jack and hear audio just fine. When I unplug the heapphones the sound will com through just fin but if I try to plug in headphones again no sound will come through them. The sound stops coming out of the speakers when headphones are plugged in and resumes when I unplug the headphones but no sound comes out of the headphones. The only way I have found to resolve this is restarting my computer which allows headphones to work the first time plugged in after a restart. As you can imagine this gets very annoying having to restart my computer every time I want to plug in headphones. I have clean installed the mst recent audio driver from lenovo but the issue persists. Any ideas? Thanks so much,Ken

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I got a couple of weeks ago an Ideapad 720s model  720S-14IKB | i7-8550U Quoting a friend from other forums: "Fan control on this laptop sucks. The fans are whiny, and the fan control algorithm doesn't have much (if any) hysteresis, so the fans are constantly changing speed if you have any kind of load." It's annoying enough to have colleagues in meetings making jokes about the laptop. I have :- Last version of the BIOS- I already tried the NotebookFanControl with the Yoga profile to no success. Any ideas ?  

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I just got this model yesterday. Please look at the image and notice the gap between key3 and key4, also keyB and keyN. Should I make a replacement for this issue? 

A:Ideapad 720S(15'') keyboard gap is bumped

Hi J8Cutter3olo,
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
Try to check if there is any issue with the functionality of those keys.
See if it is loosely in place.
 
It is best advise to have technical support check it for an appropriate recommendation so that you can decide how to proceed.
 
Hope this helps answer your query.
 
Regards

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HiI recently purchased ideapad 720s from online retailer, and as per lenovo page the display is of IPS type.However, the merchant page is showing LED type.How can I know the exact display type of my laptop?Here is the Manufacturer No: 80XC002YADRegards 

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Hi all, I recently purchased a Lenovo Ideapad 720s 15" FHD, and noticed something strange on my screen.There appears to be a dark shadow running along the top screen border.Is this an issue that I should be concerned about? The shadow appears in everything that I do, from Powerpoint to Chrome. Is there any way to fix it?The picture attached shows what it sort of looks like.  Any help is appreciated! Thank you!

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The fingerprint scanner does not work at times in my Lenovo Ideapad 720s.It is running Windows 10 home and all latest updates have been installedIt showing that the scanner can't start (Code 10 Error)

A:Ideapad 720s fingerprint not working

Hello MervynsajanThanks for using the Lenovo forums.Have a read of the following posting, see if any of these methods are able to help at all:
https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-fix-code-10-errors-2623181
 
Hope this helps, let us know how you get on.==================================================================================Did someone help you today? Thank them with a Kudo! If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!
 
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The fingerprint scanner does not work at times in my Lenovo Ideapad 720s.It is running Windows 10 home and all latest updates have been installedIt showing that the scanner can't start (Code 10 Error)

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Hey I bought this laptop yesterday and I love it. There's just one thing that bothers me and that's the sound when I hit some of the keys on the left side of the keyboard. Demonstration here: https://youtu.be/efnU210MY9U Is this normal? 

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I am not sure if I'm posting this question in the right section. After signing up, I found it very difficult to work out where to post! Anyway, I am thinking of buying either an Ideapad 720s (13", core i7 8th Gen, 8GB Ram, 256 GB SSD) or a Thinkpad x280 (12", core i7 8th Gen, 8GB Ram, 512 GB SSD), and I believe they both have Thunderbolt 3. So I was wondering if there are significant differences between them. Where I am, the Ideapad is around the $1,000 mark, while the Thinkpad is about $400 more expensive. Is the Thinkpad really that much better, and if so, how? Thank you. 

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Hello, My 720S is connected to a ThinkPad USB-C docking station. The manual says:When I connect the docking to Port 1 the ideapad gets power (it's charging) but the display connected to the docking does not work.When I connect it to Port 4, the second screen on the docking works fine, but the ideapad doesn't get PD (Power delivery). Does this Port4 support this function? What are the select models? Thanks in andvance for your help. BR Timo

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Does anyone have this problem before? Any solution for this?I followed the guide on Lenovo but it doesn't work...Link: https://support.lenovo.com/sa/en/solutions/ht500364I've also tried reinstall the monitor and vga driver...Thank you.

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I have a flex 5 1470 81C9 and ideapad 720s with i5-8250.  I just reinstalled win 10 from scratch but forgot to copy out the default lenovo wallpaper.. Much appreciated if someone can go to their windows/web/wallpaper/lenovo and copy the wallpaper file out for both of these and share it with me on here.  Thanks!

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My IdeaPad, suddenly will not turn on. Pressing the Power button, a led on the button is white for about 4 seconds and then turns off. I experience the same if it's running on battery or AC adapter. The led next to the AC adapter is white when the USB C charging cable is attached. I've tried holding down the Power button for +15 seconds with and without the AC adapter attached. Any ideas for further troubleshooting before returning the laptop for repair? Thanks, -Martin

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[Moderator note: Topic edited for clarity.]
 
I just got the 4K Lenovo Ideapd 720s about two weeks ago and today has it has been running the fan on high... or at least so high I can hear it quit well and I am not even using it all all (it didn't use to do this at all until today)... I do have external 4K monitor hooked up to it but the laptop is not in use.... so why is fan running so high for past 2 hours now... is this normal? I took screenshot of CPU usage and included it below... I have very bad luck with electronics I just hope this thing isn't defective!? Thanks for any input!! PS: I don't think fan is running at highest... but it's definfiftely running higher than it ever has for such prolonged time especially when the laptop is not even being used!

A:Why is the fan running so high on my new Ideapad 720s when laptop not even in use??

Hello,
If you have anything configured for automatic updating (especially Windows) or have automatic scanning scheduled (anti-virus?) that may be what is happening.

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I'm trying to connect my vga screen with my Ideapad 720s-13ikb using USB-C to VGA adapter but it is not working.  It is just nothing happining, windows does not see my monitor. Please help

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Hello, I would like to add an additional M.2 SSD to this laptop.  Is an M.2 2280 SSD compatible?  After installing one it is not recognized in AHCI configuration.  Are only nvme SSD drives compatible? 

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I am currently encountering an issue where my IdeaPad 720s 15" is no longer operating at the battery life expectancy that it was 2 days ago.  I also have noticed that the fans are running constantly in the background at what I would guess to be half speed.  The fans are also sluggish to respond to changing temperatures and will not change in speed even when the CPU is hitting temps in the 80s until several minutes have passed. I would also like to note that even with system usage as low as I could get it (10% due to the System process deciding it needs 10% always) the fans still refuse to turn off.  The CPU also runs at ~40 degrees at idle (same as when the fans were off). I used to get estimated battery life at 10% brightness and with battery saver on in the 8 hour range, but now I get it in the 5 hour range.  I don't know if the System process was factor a few days ago, I don't believe it was though. I have tried updating the bios and any software on Lenovo's website, resetting the bios, changing bios options, using RegisteryEdit to change the CPU power settings to set the CPU to a 98% limit and I still can't get the fans to turn off.  This PC is also only a few days old, I got it about a week ago. I've also tried a few RegisteryEdit things to try and get the System process to stop eating CPU resources  but none of that has worked. I haven't tried resetting Windows and that seems to me the last option left but reinstall... Read more

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I just recieved my 720S-13ARR today. I can't seem to get it to wake up from sleep. Pressing the power button does nothing, nor does pressing anything else. I have to long hold the power button to force a shut down and power it back on. Any help? I've already tried checking the power management settings and nothing in there is working. I've also tried turning on hybrid sleep which didn't do anything either.

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In intel extreme tuning ultility, I see the turbo boost is disabled for my i7 8550u and the max clock is 2.0 GHZ. After I updated my BIOS to 1.02, I saw the max clock was 3.9 GHZ for a few seconds and then it came back to 2.0 GHZ. The turbo boost is still turned off. There is not a option for turbo boost in BIOS menu. How can I turn on the turbo boost? Thank you for your help.

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hey, i have the ideapad 720s.its on balanced mode , with default setting , and set to "sleep" while iam not using it.but the laptop keep turning off while in sleep mode for no reason. 

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I'm wondering whether anyone has any recommendations on laptop sleeves/cases for the 14" IdeaPad 720s? In the past, I have found that generic sleeves targetting laptops with specific screen dimensions have varied significantly in size, with some fitting snug around the laptop, whilst others are loose.  Has anyone found any snugly fitting sleeves or cases that they would recommend for the 14" 720s? Thanks 

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I recently bought a 720s which is supposed to be a semi-pro laptop and pretty good for gaming. But I can't even play agar.io without it lagging and hacking. There's no problem to use an IPad or my old MacBook, so there's nothing wrong with the network. Must be something wrong with this computer, right? Should I just return it?

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I brought a brand new ideapad 720s, it's only 2 days out of the packaging but from day 1 it's been overheating and super loud, much more so then what I'd expect from a new computer. Is it hardware issue? Should I look into exchanging it?

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