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Hands free mode windows 8.1 Lenovo Z580 not working

Q: Hands free mode windows 8.1 Lenovo Z580 not working

Hi I'm trying to get the hands free mode working in the food app on windows 8.1 It was working at some point but I removed permissions across the board and even disabled my webcam (in a mild fit of paranoia). Anyway I've re-enabled the webcam And the camera app works perfectly fine,I opened the food app and allowed it permission to access the camera and it still won't pick up the camera in handsfree mode. All that happens is that the GUI changes but the camera doesn't switch on (judging by the light) and motion doesn't work. Oh and it says hands free mode is off. What's up? How can it enter the GUI and not be in hands free mode?

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Hi, I have a Lenovo Flex 15 running windows 8.1. I cannot get the hands free mode to activate inside of the food & drink app. I have the permission setting for the webcam toggled on. When I open a recipe and select hands free the UI does switch to that mode but in the upper right corner of the screen it says hands free OFF. Waving my hand in front of the camera does nothing. If I click or tap the area of the screen that says hands free off the app gets the little windows circle loading thing but it does nothing and remains off...any ideas, am I missing something here?

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Greetings everyone! Here is the problem, sadly, i am not the only one that has it- So, i have this perfect z580 ideapad which got a BIOS update before few years... and it started running slow, and some other problems appeared. So i want my old BIOS back. The new one is the 5FCN95WW... but sadly i have no backup of the old BIOS, i think it is 5FCN34 or 35WW. I saw tons of information around the internet, many posts here in the Lenovo forums, i've downloaded countless files, used many programs, even backed up my own BIOS and nothing. I haven't seen even 1 solution from point A to point B for "How to backup and then flashback to the old bios again if needed", so please, tell me what can i do.1: How can i obtain a file of the old good original BIOS 2: I have 2 Lenovo z580 laptops and just one of them is with the new BIOS, the other one has the old BIOS - can i somehow make a file of the old BIOS, transfer it to the other laptop and then flash back to it. Thank you in advance, i hope to see a good answer these days, which will save me much troubles.

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Greetings everyone! 
Here is the problem, sadly, i am not the only one that has it- So, i have this perfect z580 ideapad which got a BIOS update before few years... and it started running slow, and some other problems appeared. So i want my old BIOS back. The new one is the 5FCN95WW... but sadly i have no backup of the old BIOS, i think it is 5FCN34 or 35WW. I saw tons of information around the internet, many posts here in the Lenovo forums, i've downloaded countless files, used many programs, even backed up my own BIOS and nothing. 
I haven't seen even 1 solution from point A to point B for "How to backup and then flashback to the old bios again if needed", so please, tell me what can i do.
1: How can i obtain a file of the old good original BIOS 
2: I have 2 Lenovo z580 laptops and just one of them is with the new BIOS, the other one has the old BIOS - can i somehow make a file of the old BIOS, transfer it to the other laptop and then flash back to it.
 
Thank you in advance, i hope to see a good answer these days, which will save me much troubles.
 
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Hello, I have been using Windows 10 on my lenovo ideapad z580 for some time and everything worked fine but yesterday after restarting the laptop the keyboard and touchpad are not working at all. I tried to run automatic update in Device Manager for both (Standard PS/2 keyboard, and synaptics SMBus touchpad) but it is saying that there are already installed the right drivers. I also tried to uninstall them and restart the laptop but it did not work. Maybe I need to install them manually, but are there any drivers for Windows 10? Thank you

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Hi, I have upgraded my windows from 7 to windows 10 few months ago. However, bluetooth not working since then. Bluetooth icon is also missing from device manager. Also tried downloading and installing the drivers, however that didn't work either.Tried restarting bluetooth services from services.msc, but didn't work.I am a techie guy and in this case I am not able to find the solution. Bluetooth services were running fine on windows 7, but not working after installing windows 10. I have tried downloading the drivers from lenovo website, however it is only showing drivers for windows 7, 8, and 8.1  I am not sure, why it is not showing drivers for windows 10Please let me know, if there is anything else can be done for this Laptop : lenovo Z580 Ideapad

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Hello, I have installed windows 7 (32 bit) in lenovo z580. When I press moon & star button(touch button), it's showing me a message "Error for one key value". Please help me to solve this issue. Fan noise is getting high. 

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hello guys!!
i have sony hands free and i want to use it in skype as mic and headphone in same time ... when someone call me i can hear him but he can't hear me .. so please any help?

A:how to use hands free for mic?

Exactly what is the model of the Sony "hands free"???

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hi

I use msn messanger to talk long distance, but is killing me that I have to sit in front of the computer to talk, and I can't move freely around the house, like I do with my handset portable phone.

Can some one tell me a way I can get around with this so I could walk around the house and do stuff as I talk with others throught my computer.

thanks

Alex
 

A:hands free :)

I never used MSN, but im assuming you can transmit voice over it. The only logical thing that comes to mind is some kind of wireless mic and headphone. Where you could put the base by the computer and walk around with the wireless headset.
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I've waited a long time before installing Win 10 on my IdeaPad Z580, but was finally persuaded to try it out with a complete clean install. Thankfully, after a few teething troubles, it now works fine, except for one thing - the camera. I can't find a driver for EasyCam with Win 10 on the Lenovo site, so before I commit to buying a separate camera I would like to ask if anyone has any suggestions for solving this problem so I can use Skype properly. I've tried everything suggested on the Microsoft Win 10 site without succcess. Many thanks in anticipation!

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I've waited a long time before installing Win 10 on my IdeaPad Z580, but was finally persuaded to try it out with a complete clean install. Thankfully, after a few teething troubles, it now works fine, except for one thing - the camera. I can't find a driver for EasyCam with Win 10 on the Lenovo site, so before I commit to buying a separate camera I would like to ask if anyone has any suggestions for solving this problem so I can use Skype properly. I've tried everything suggested on the Microsoft Win 10 site without succcess. Many thanks in anticipation!

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Hi all, I am having intermittent problems with my internet connection through Wi-Fi since a windows 10 update around December 2016. My difficulty is that it seems totally sporadic with no pattern. One day I could work on my laptop for hours with no problems, but then last night yet again in a 1 hour session I had about 3 drop outs where I get the ?Connected, No Internet? message in the Wi-Fi window. So my Wi-Fi is still connected, but websites fail to load etc. In order to remedy the problem i have to disconnect from the wifi signal and connect again. I have tried many things to solve the problem with no luck. Contacted ISP as my problems seemed to start when I moved to fibre optic broadband. But they sent me a whole new router, this did not solve the problem. Also, I don?t seem to have a problem with Wi-Fi on any other device in my house.My router can transmit 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz so I split them out to their own SSIDs as the Z580 cannot receive 5Ghz. This slightly improved things but I still get the drop outs.I tried a clean install of Windows 10 and wiped my laptop. I thought the problem was solved by this as I didn?t get any drop outs for a week or so. But sure enough over the past couple of days the random drop outs have started again.Don?t really know what else to try, quite frustrating! Can anyone suggest any steps?

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I have just purchased a HP iPAQ Handsfree Headset and a BElkin Bluetooth USB Adapter. It does not work

I followed the Install inst for the Blue Tooth adapter and found it works OK it also picks up the Headset when I Pair them together. My Blue tooth device manager states that the Adapter is working properly and was auto detected by windows XP. However I am trying to run Dragon Dictate and it cannot pick up the mic. So I tried to record a quick file with windows sound recorder and it did not work at all. Any thoughts.
 

A:Bluetooth Hands-free headset

Well, if the mic is not muted, I might suspect a bad unit.
 

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

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

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Hi every oneI have recently installed windows 10 on my Lenovo ideapad Z580. My laptop's alt, Esc and F4 keys stopped working. I had have the same issue last year but it solved by itself. Honestly I forget what I did last year to solve this problem. I had googled the problem and searched lots of forums and websites but most of users had this problem because their F4 key is combination of Fn and F4. In my case my F4 is not Combined by Fn keys.I check my keyboard in the keyboard tester website and it seems the keys that I mentioned do not work there. The thing is I had this issue last year and I had checked my keyboard by a keyboard remapper namedSharpKeys to notice if it had a hardware issue and the keys ( alt, F4 and Esc ) did not work there too But it repaired by some work that I did and I forgot. I had updated all of my drivers and I updated the BIOS before. But I checked for newer version of BIOS. But issue is not solved yet.I will be thankful if anyone could help. P.S.: I had started a similar topic in microsoft forum and nothing helpful comed yet. System Info:Lenovo Z580Win 10 Build version 1809 

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I have a Yoga C930 and I wanted to install the Alexa app but when I do the app says that the hands-free option is not available for my PC.  According to the support site https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht506718 it is.  I've tried the steps they've provided, uninstalled the drivers and app, etc. but nothing I'm doing seems to resolve the issue.  I have a 720S that's over a year older and it works just fine.  Wondering if anyone else has had issues with the 930C and the Alexa app?

A:Yoga C930 Alexa app hands-free

Welcome to the forums.  I don't have a C930 and I see you mentioned uninstalling the drivers?  What about the intel drivers mentioned on the below support doc?
 
https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht507150

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I own a ideapad z580 with windows 8.1 64 bit since 2012. I need to replace the hard drive due to bad sector issue. The system is extremely slow response. I tried the recovery function through the control panel. But, it says some of the files are missing. I cannot run the recoevry itself. I plan to replace the hard drive. But, I need a recovery disc. Then, I tried to order it. However, it does not allow me to order the download because my warrant is expired. I am so regert that I should have order the recovery download within the warrant. Please help how to resolve it. I hope to have it resolve before my current hard drive is totally dead. Thanks,  

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i installed all updates in windows 8.1 and all the intel drivers. i think its hardware block but i don't know how to fix it. pls help me.It's been 2 days and i still can't fix it. i followed everything on how to manage it but nothing works

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i have hybrid sleep enable just started for 2 days now when i go to sleep 2 out of three time it comes out of sleep but my montior says no signal so something is wrong when the graphics card is coming out of sleep it does not communcate with montior and cause no signal when i force it off i have to delete resume function from the windows resumer loader screen also two times i get the blue screen of death the monitor says no signal then comes on with the BSOD this is the second time in two days my card is geforce 8800GTX

A:sleep mode help needed all hands on deck please

and it only happens sometimes, is that correct? You move the mouse or something to bring it out of sleep and 2 out of 3 times it starts back up ok?
Have you tried different ways of bringing it out of sleep when it fails?

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Hi there,
 
I just upgraded to Wndows 10 Home from Windows 8.1; everything went smoothly except for the fact that Dolby Home Theater v4 does not work. I had to reinstall it using the .msi file found in the Realtek Audi folders. I chose v4 over any of the other versions because I like how I can tune the equalizer to my liking and different uses. Anyways, the regular audio works and Dolby is turned on but there is no activity appearing on the equalizer and my music does not change once adjusted. Had this problem when doing an optional audio driver update in the past when I was running 8.1. I do not have the option to rollback the driver after upgrading to Windows 10. Does anyone have a solution to this issue or know what the correct Realtek driver is to make Dolby work? This is one of my favorite features of my laptop and I really want it up and running again!
 
Thank you in advance!
 
JakeStiebs
 
My unit: Lenovo Ideapad Z580 running Windows 10 Home with Realtek Audio Driver 6.0.1.7535
 
 
 
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A:Z580 - Dolby Home Theater v4 not working after upgrading to Windows 10

For those of you still struggling to find the solution to get your Dolby Home Theater v4 equalizer back on Windows 10, you are in luck. Warning: I highly reccomend cresting a backup before starting this process in case anything goes wrong. There are multiple ways to do that and I usually create a restore point and a system image.Step 1: Install Dolby Home TheaterIf you know that it is installed already skip to Step 2. Look under the control panel to see if it is listed there, if it is go to Step 2, if not go to C>Drivers>Realtek Audio Driver>PCEE4>DolbyHomeTheater.msi and double click and install the software. Restart your computer!Step 2: Uninstall Realtek High Definition Audio speaker driverGo to the device manager and expand Audio inputs and outputs. Right click and hit uninstall where it says: Speakers (Realtek High Definition Audio). Hit scan for hardware changes. If it still shows the speakers listed, right click and uninstall again. Hit scan for hardware changes and it should be gone. Do not restart your computer!Step 3: Install the Realtek High Definition Audio Driver that is compatible with Dolby Home Theater v4Go to D>Drivers>Audio>Setup.exe and double click and follow the process. If it asks for a restart after uninstalling the driver go ahead and do so. Then it will install the compatible driver and ask for a restart again to finish, do it.Step 4: Install DolbyGo to this website:http://www.thewindowsplanet.com/3765/dolby-home-theater-missing-a... Read more

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the Airplane button on the keyboard has not been working since update to windows 10 and the energy manager software which came in win 8.1 version 1.5.0.20 is unable to gauge reset ( calibrate the battery). i recently noticed lenovo released energy manager and airplane mode fix for other laptops http://support.lenovo.com/in/en/downloads/ds103640 like flex 3, should i install this update will this solve the problem. Battery is in dire need of calibration. 

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i hava labtop lenovo z580 with ram 4GB and other free memory slotsi need to add another one RAMCould i add 8 GB RAM and what the best prodact to buy thank you ,   

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My problem began when I updated my BIOS at Lenovo to version 5FC95WW. Now my laptop will not boot into Windows 7. It automatically goes to the Bios set up screen only. After I save and exit from the Bios screen & wait about 15 seconds it goes back to the 'set-up' screen again. It will not do anything else. Everything appears to be normal in that screen. Has anybody got any suggestions. Thanks.
Windows 7 (64)
 

A:Z580 Lenovo will not boot

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 Crucial 2GB CT25664BF160B 204-pin SODIMM, DDR3 PC3-12800 memory moduleShould i go ahead and buy this RAM for my Lenovo Z580.Please help.

A:Ram Upgrade For Lenovo Z580

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I don't believe this is a bios issue that I've read many others having and fear it's MB/CPU related.  On startup, I get the tell tale black screen that just hangs. No splash screen, but everything else sounds active. Caps lock indicator will light up when toggled, although somewhat delayed. I've tried hooking up an external monitor, swapping ram, pulling battery and just about everything else, but none of it was successful. I've tried booting with the Novo button, and that does pop up, but selecting any of the 4 options results in the same black screen.    Haven't had any luck since it first happened getting past the boot screen.  Anything I'm missing trouble shooting wise? Or can anyone confidently say it is a MB/CPU issue?

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Hi, I appreciate that this question may have been asked but I have never seen the answer. I have a Lenovo IdeaPad Z580, i3 running Windows 10 Home 64 bit. The HDD wasn't cutting it so I decided to upgrade it. I got my SSD the 'Sandisk Ultra II Plus'. Upon installation I am unable to anything with the new drive. Lenovo customer service wont help and I have no idea what to do. I thought I would just put the drive in and go into Boot Menu and select my USB and start installation but no. The lenovo logo would not even appear. If I press the small button by the on button it says Novo Button Menu but nothing happens if I select an option. Even if the old hardrive is in (which still works) and I attempt to access bios it just boots into Windows. I am left feeling completely helpless and since the laptop is easily out of warranty (bought 2012). I can't do that Any help would be appreciated no end Many thanks

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Please help.For the past couple years my laptop has been working fine until recently. Now when I go to turn it on I only get a black screen and a loud ticking noise. This happens from ages. After months of trying I got it to work once but it didn?t last long before turning off. Before anyone asks, I?ve tried doing all the troubleshooting involving holding the power button, removing AC and removing battery. Please help

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Hi, I am wanting to upgrade the ram on my Lenovo Z580 laptop running windows 10. It currently has 1 stick of 4gb in it. With 2 slots on the PC.  I want to put 8gb in. If I put in the computers details on crucial it recommends me DDR3L ram and will this be compatible?... It is also higher at 1600mhz instead of 1333. Can anyone tell me what I need to get for full compatibilty and no overheating. Any help is appreciated Many thanks,

A:Ram Upgrade on Lenovo Z580

However, speccy says 655mhz, this is very confusing.. lol

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Hi,I have the Lenovo Z580, i5 3210M, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, WIN 7 SP1.I would like to buy a new SSD Samsung Evo 850 500GB.Is it possibile to migrate the One Key Recovery (whole partition) from the original HDD to the new SSD and make new istallation?Is it possibile to use both harddisk with the same Windows 7? One time SSD and other time original HDD ... 

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If you dont know dont do it....!!!I was try to update the Bios on my z580 but i think i made a serius mistake..!!!I've download only the one file (private) & not both of two files (public & private)Then i've click the private file to update & ofcaurce the laptop stuck....Now showing >>Start PXE over IPv6 & nothingTotaly wrong way to update the BiosThere is any solution of it...????I run windows 7 - 64bitPlzzzz HELP

A:Lenovo IdeaPad z580

In that case it means that the BIOS is not detecting other bootable media, so it tries to boot off the integrated Ethernet port. Go to the BIOS and check out if your hard drive detects, and set it to boot off the HDD.I mean, did it show the BIOS update progress or did it just try to boot off the Ethernet port upon reboot?





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Hi,  I am having big issues with my yoga 730.  a few days ago I was having wierd crashes where the screen would go black for a few seconds and then recover.  this saturday the touch functionality stopped working for no reason. yesterday the touch functionality was back for some time but then was gone again.  As of today the touch function for fingers is gone and only works with the pen. The system is completly up to date via lenovo Vantage.Running latest version of Windwos 10 Uninstalling the Driver HID-compliant touch screen  causes the driver to self install after restarting without fixing the issue.

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So I recently obtained this laptop and all its Windows 8 weirdness. Been having problems on and off, nothing too unusual, aside from one that I keep having to deal with. After a while of just a normal session, my laptop will disconnect from my wireless internet and be unable to detect it until I reset it. Sometimes it won't even let me open the network options box.

There is nothing wrong with the internet itself, I've checked that. I've got all the updates installed. The problem just persists and I can't figure it out.

A:Lenovo Z580 keeps shutting off the internet

You can double-check that it is your Lenovo laptop as the issue (rather than your network equipment/setup) by going to a local library or Starbucks for public WiFi & seeing if the connection issues persist there.

It's not at all unusual for a router or 'gateway' (router/broadband-modem combo unit) to act up and disrupt connections. Power surges can alter settings fairly easily, as well as updates or communications from your ISP.
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That said, if it turns out that your connection issues are the same no matter what network you are connecting to, you can try uninstalling a program that comes with most Lenovo IdeaPads, called "ReadyComm".

There are quite a few threads on the Lenovo forums, and on tech forums in general, from IdeaPad owners who found that they had faster and more stable wireless connections after uninstalling the ReadyComm program. These threads cover many versions of the ReadyComm software, from several years ago up to today. And the consensus is that ReadyComm tends to cause problems.
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I doubt that the issue is Windows 8 related at all. For years I've recommended that Windows users uninstall any "bloatware" wireless software placed on their computers by major-brand manufacturers. The built-in wireless apps in Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 are nearly always more consistent in their operation, provide better connections, and are easier to use.
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Hi, I have bought a Lenovo z580(i3 processor, 500GB HDD, 4GB RAM, 20V, 3.25A) 5years back and it has been working fine till 2 yrs until my adaptor got burst due to power fluctuations. Later I have purchased a new Lenovo adaptor-20V, 3.25A Power Specs, and I have noticed a wierd behaviour with it. The adaptor don't work when I connect it to a plug port at home but it works in the service shop. When I tried to switch on the adaptor in one of my friends home, again it didn't get on. I'm really worried what might be the problem. ADAPTOR DETAILS:P/N 36001651

A:Lenovo z580 adaptor issue

Can someone help me with this.. Thanks in advance

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I have bought an old z580 laptop.The issue is that the hard disk doesnt work anymore. I replaced it with a new hard disk. I pushed on the NOVO button. When I'm about to enter the BIOS setup in order for me to boot from usb to install windows 7, the screen just stays black afyer selecting enter BIOS setup. I am hoping that you can help me. I am in great need of this laptop. Thank you and God bless.

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Here's my sad story (I'm using a Lenovo Z580 laptop with Windows 7):

On Tues, 11/11/14 I installed all of the critical & important Windows Updates along with 2 additional updates (I don't recall what the additional ones were for).

After the updates completed I rebooted the machine, but the display did not come on. The lights and fan came on, but no display. I rebooted 3 or 4 more times and nothing changed. I plugged an external monitor into the laptop but got no display on either screen. From there I spent an hour or so powering the machine completely down, removing the battery, then rebooting while trying to enter either Safe Mode with F8 or the BIOS with F2 but each time I did the computer did not respond. A friend suggested removing and replacing the CMOS battery. I did that, put the machine back together, but now when I push the power button the lights and fan come on for about 1 second, go off for about 8 seconds, and that cycle (1 second on, 8 seconds off) repeats until I remove the battery. I did put back the original CMOS battery and the same thing continues to happen.

I've gone all over the internet for the past 2 days looking for suggestions and nothing I've found or done is resolving the issue.

Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated. Right now I've got a brick, so I'm pretty willing to try anything.

Steve
 

A:Lenovo Z580 wont boot

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Hello. I'm a Lenovo Z580 I5 6GB user. After removing and reinserting the memory, the two do not function normally together. I tested each one separately and individually, but no problem. But with both plugged in, the computer turns on in 5 minutes and turns off in 5 minutes. Can I do a costum memory test with the Lenovo Diagnostics tool and share the results with me? Or can I compare and compare information with my test results?

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Hello,I have Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 (core i5, Nvidia GT 630M). I have hdd and DVD. Can I replace DVD driver and install SSD disk (like GoodRAM CX 200)? SSD will work istead of DVD? Thanks for any replies

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Hi guys hope every things good there, im fine but im facing some issues with my lenovo z580 it started 2 days ago, the laptop just don't go into sleep mode when I close the lid I removed the power management software, reinstalled but nothing the problem remains does anyone faced the same or similar issue before? Any ideas?

Thanks in advance
 

A:Lenovo z580 no sleep with lid closed

What power management software did you remove? You can't remove the windows power management features.
 

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HelloI have lenovo ideapad z580 i5 it won't turn on at allno fan,led light, no anything i removed the battery and hold 10,20,30s just like on YouTube x(andi went to someone he fixing computer he said the problem is bios chip !!is this be the problem or ???please helpthanks

A:lenovo ideapad z580 won't turn on

Hi Barmod , 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
 
As you have tried doing power drain , it would be best to proceed with the recommended power check out as described from the hardware manual (page21) :
 
To verify a symptom, follow the steps below:
1. Turn off the computer.
2. Remove the battery pack.
3. Connect the AC adapter.
4. Make sure that power is supplied when you turn on the computer.
5. Turn off the computer.
6. Disconnect the AC adapter and install the charged battery pack.
7. Make sure that the battery pack supplies power when you turn on the computer. If you suspect a power problem, see the appropriate one of the following power supply checkouts: ? ?Checking the AC adapter? on page 21 ? ?Checking operational charging? on page 22 ? ?Checking the battery pack? on page 22 
 
Isolating from the ac adapter with another known good charger can help determine other probable cause like dc in port issue ( specially if the cable get easily loose) , power button and board (test if Novo button can turn on the system) or the actual systemboard itself (where battery indicator light should be able to show up led for charging).
 
Update us how things go. 
 
Regards
 

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when remove ram , will turn on , but no posting
 

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This machine has been working fine until the battery died. On purchasing a replacement and after charging I switched on the machine only to be confronted with a black screen with the icons above the keyboard flashing, then after a couple of seconds the machine re-starts with the same symptoms and continues to start-shutdown-start. I have removed the power adaptor and the battery and held down the power button for around 60 seconds without success. The reset/restore button that is located next to the power button only produces the same result when pressed.During the start-up process, NOTHING is seen on the laptop screen OR an externally connected monitor. I have also tried known good replacement RAM and hard drive and have installed a new CMOS battery but the fault persists.Can the BIOS be updated via a bootable USB flash drive without access to the screen? I seem to have a failed laptop Can anyone suggest a remedy?

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