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Q: About my ideapad

I bought my Ideapad 310 in Dec 2016.Today, it's broken. The photos are attached. It is just broken when I open and close the laptop as usual, very gently. Feel not very good now. Could Lenovo fix it for me free? Where I can find a place to fix it? I live in Arlington, VA 22201. Thank you advance!

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Hi ,         We purchased 3 lenovo ideapad 110-15ISK Laptops (ideapad). in that i installed windows 7 professional os. i am trying to incre,decrease screen brightness(fn+f11,fn+f12). but brightness control buttons not working. how to control brighness part.Now brightness is very high. Because of this brightness i am getting eye pain. So Please provide me solution for brightness control. my mail id : [email protected]  Thanks.  

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Hi
 
I got a 2nd hand Lenovo Ideapad 100S. It came with Win10 installed but had someone elses profile and data. 
(I am not sure if it originally had Win8.1 when it was shipped, there is no rollback option anymore)
 
My preference is to wipe the current installation completely by downloading Win10 and installing a clean copy off USB. 
 
I also usually prefer to delete all partitions, including recovery because future reinstallations can be done from scratch via USB. (I don't need the option of reinstalling from recovery partitions , the extra space is more important)
 
I see a warning in the user guide however .....
"Do not delete or modify the Recovery Partition on a WIMBoot-enabled computer. If the Recovery Partition is deleted or modified, you may not be able to restore Windows to the factory status. For computer models on which WIMBoot is enabled, deleting the Recovery Partition may cause Windows to fail to start. How can I determine whether the Windows running on my computer is WIMBoot enabled? WIMBoot technology is normally enabled on copies of Windows 10 Update running on SSD (or eMMC) -only computer models."
 
What is the best way to do this?

Install a clean copy and remove the partition by booting off a USB, or should I not do this?
Via Settings: settings > Recovery > Reset this PC > Remove everything, or
settings > Recovery > advanced startup > Reinstall from USB

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A:Ideapad 100s - Win10 clean installation on ideapad...

 Hi larrens , 
 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
 
It's a good thing you posted first before proceeding with any clean installation. 
Not sure what the Machine Number is to verify the details and specifications of your system.
 
But if you have a pc with a Windows Image Boot (or WIMBoot) you may not want to choose a clean installation. 
This new deployment of installation is compressing part of a big OS file so that you can have an operating system that can only take small spaces intended for small storages (SSD).
 
Best option to wipe out previous owners profile is a have a fresh out of the box image is using the Puch button Factory reset (Novo key similar to Item 7 page 1). Simply shutdown the system and use the button to turn on, System Recovery option would provide One key recovery from initial backup to do it. 
 
WIM boot are usually created thru OEM depot authorized by Microsoft . DIY for WIMboot maybe a bit complicated.
Click on underlined links for further review. 
 
Hope this answered your query.
Update us. 
 
 
Regards

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Hi,
I have Lenovo Ideapad 300-15ISK type/model 80Q700DRSC.
I want to update BIOS, so I downloaded D5CN47WW. In text file it is written that this is BIOS for my computer.
Everything seems fine but when I execute BIOS exe file it says that this is BIOS for Lenovo Paris 300 notebook!
What Paris now? I tried to google but only can find Paris in France.
I am user of Lenovo notebooks for many years (from IBM ThinkPads to this days) but when txt Readme file said
this is update for your computer, it was! This is confusing for me so I cancelled update.
Can anybody explain this mistery?
Thanks in advance
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 
 

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Ho Comprato un'IdeaPad 100: il volume di dell'altoparlante e Basso RISPETTO un calcolatore di un altro Lenovo bis del calcolatore di Altre Marche, vorrei Sapere se Qualcuno ha LO STESSO Problema. Grazie.
 
Google translated from Italian to English......
 
I Bought un'IdeaPad 100 : the volume of the speaker and Basso RESPECT one computer to another computer in a Lenovo Other brands , I would like to know if anyone has the same problem . Thank you.
 
Mod's Edit:  Since this is an English forum you may get a better response by posting in English.  Readers have a tendency to avoid posting in threads which require translation.
 
Modifica del Mod : Dal momento che questo è un forum inglese si può ottenere una migliore risposta inviando in lingua inglese . I lettori hanno la tendenza ad evitare distacco in fili che necessitano di traduzione.

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hi all,i am facing issues with my keyboard as number 4 is getting typed continously and i cant stop it  (number 4 on keyboard not on numberpad). also i am unable to type upper case letters, as once i hold the shift key the cursor travers backwards and stops at the first word. plz helpi have tried below points:i have tried reinstalling windows which didnt work.there is no dust setteled on keyboard.please help.

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,Comment proceder a l'ouverture du cache cd?
 
French to English translation.....
 
How to open the cd cache?
 
Mod's Edit: Google translated for benefit of English readers. Since this is an English forum, please post in English as it will ensure a better response. Thanks!
 

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Lenovo Ideapad 700 i5-6300 /  8GB RAM  / 500GB HDD / GTX950M ORLenovo Ideapad Y700 FX-8800P / 8GB RAM / 1TB HDD / Radeon R9 M380 4GBWhich one of those will perform better in GAMING? Does any of these two got GPU throttling problems?Which is best suited for a gamer?Thanks in advance. 

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We have an exchange student from Spain.  He has a Lenove IdeaPad 100.  On some of his keys there are three options -- for example, on the 2 key, there is 2, @ and "   We have figured out how to type the 2, the @, but on his laptop [I'm using my laptop, not his to type this ], there is the option to use the quote symbol -- " But, we can't figure out what we need to do in order to get use of the "  (and other symbols when keys have 3 options).  I've attached a pic of the keyboard in hopes someone can help. Thank you!

























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hello,3 days ago i bought ideapad 520,the fan is constantly on, even when i do basic things, like writing this topic.the cpu usage is 2-4% and the temperature is between 30-40 Celsius.the fan turn on for 20 seconds and the shuts off for one minute and then its repating.. the bios and the windows are updated. what can i do?

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I Buy new LENOVO IdeaPad 700-15 80RU00ADSC / Core i5 6300HQ, 8GB, 1000GB, GeForce GTX 950M, 15.6" and i read in forum of upgrade withs samsung SSD for m.2 slot but i can't buy specific so can you tell me does another ssd will work, something like this SSD 256.0 GB INTEL Series 600p SSDPEKKW256G7X1, M.2, 80mm, SATA 3 6Gb/s

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Hi, I have been trying to install a fresh version of windows 7 64 bit on my laptop, but really getting nowhere. I copied the ISO on a USB flash drive using rufus: NTFS file system. My Setup configuration:USB Legacy - Enabled Boot Mode - Legacy SupportBoot Priority - Legacy FirstUSB Boot - Enabled On the Legacy options slightly lower down I see two option, SATA HDD and SATA ODD. I see nowhere to select USB drive as the boot option. When I enter boot menu my options are as follows: SATA HDD, SATA ODD, Windows boot manager with my SATA HDD name. I dont see a USB option to boot from? "Secure Boot" is an option mentioned in some forum posts, but I cannot find this option in my setup. Another thing I read was disabling USB from the boot exclusion list. This is another option I cannot find at all. The guide from lenovo site here https://support.lenovo.com/za/en/solutions/ht500207 shows a different BIOS menu that I see on my laptop. I just need a simple fix, why is this so complicated   

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new owner in the last 30 days. just received a pop up notice for a lenova update. that went fine. as soon as that was finished, another pop up for another update which took me to a download from Seagate Technologies. Does anyone know anything about these guys? Do they do work for Lenova? Are they just trying to sell me something or is it a scam of some kind? Thanks folks,   Jack

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Hello, I own an Ideapad 310 (80ST0025US) (AMD- A10-9600p). It comes with a 1TB Hard Drive and I want to update it to a SSD ( solid state drive) and I was wodering what's the max SDD capacity that this laptop can hold? I read that it supports up to 128SSD drive, is that true? What SSD should I buy? Thanks!

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why is my lenovo laptop only has 4gb i search the net but no one has a 4gb it all has 8gb mine is 4gb only how come, it only has 4gb but in the site has 8gb
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A:Ideapad 110 - ram 4gb only

Could you go into task manager, performance and post a screen shot of memory?You only have 1 memory slot It should be 8 GB.Also download CPU-z.http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html Post a screen shot of the SPD tab and Memory tab. 

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Hi all, I have a friend who has purchased a Lenovo Ideapad but it hasn't an ODD. It has space for one though. I've looked up the Service Manaul and it states 9mm options. Will a 9.5mm dvd drive fit into this slot or does it need to be a 9mm dvd drive? Just the cost of a 9.5mm drive is only £13 odd, where as a 9mm drive is £23.





Thanks for any help in advance, Pete

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hi guys,

i have a lenovo ideapad u410
was very slow and problematic...tested the hdd which failed
replaced it with a new samsung
now when win 7 or 8 boots to start no harddrive is detected
the old drive boots...so this is weird to me
i have reset bios to defaults and have even tried another hdd
could this be a driver issue...i have never had to load drivers for hdd...but hey...theres always a first
 

A:Ideapad not seeing new hdd

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Hi guys. So, I've been thinking of buying 520-15IKB with 1 TB HDD and 128 GB SSD. Can I change the 1 TB HDD slot with 256/512 GB SSD afterward? Can the laptop hold two SSD? I tried to google and email Lenovo Service bout but still don't have any answer. I really hope someone can help me with it. Thanks in advance!

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Hi, after a small fall from my bed my laptop won't open. It starts and if I enter my password I can hear it logging in but I can't see anything from start to beginning can someone help me please?  Nothing seems broken on the on the inside or outside

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is it possible to run this laptop without the battery pack? my last laptop  had a removable battery but this model appears to be fixed? there are screw fixings but im not sure if these will detach anything, would welcome any information on this.when the battery is fully charged can the adapter remain plugged in? or should i remove it? i was wondering if there is a cut out for when full charge is reached or it just keeps charging as i use it, this is why removable battery packs were standard a few years ago and the laptop could run off the mains with the charger plugged in, i would rather do this than eventually have to replace a worn battery later on at more cost etc,thanks for your help in advance

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Please help, Lenovo ideapad 100 does not see or recognized any plugged in USB.   I have tried all  available options to me but nothing seems to work. 

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Hello,  I am plannig to buy the ideapad 700-15ISK (80RU00CYUS), with 256GB PCIe SSD. From reading the laptop specifications I see that there is a SATA 3 slot avaliable.  If i buy a Seagate ST2000LM007 2TB 128MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5" Internal Notebook Hard Drive will I be able to install it on the laptop? is there anything else I need to buy to connect it?Will it void tha warranty? Thanks, 











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A:Add an HDD to ideapad 700-15ISK

Hi pachecore , 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
Adding or upgrading your devices will not void the warranty as long as there won't be any damage done to the machine in doing so .
 
As a lot of users have done their upgrades , with 80RU00CYUS you would be needing additional HDD bracket an cable unlike if you purchase 80RU00D8US with 1TB 5400 RPM+256GB PCIe SSD on it on complete package .
 
Similar discussions here and here for your reference as post were from previous months ago but still worth a while to check. Herewith is the hardware manual guide for the upgrade you are planning.
 
Hope this help answer your query.
 
Regards

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Buenos días, podrían indicarme si el portátil Ideapad 700-15isk modelo:80RU00W2SP tiene ranura para insertarle un M.2? En caso afirmativo, ¿se perdería garantía? Gracias

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Hello i have lenovo Ideapad 110-15ISK / 80UD00F0ED and i want to know how many ram slots i have and how much the maximum capcity i can install can i install ddr4 2400mhz 16 GB or what ?i have now 4gb ddr4 2133 and ya i just scanned my pc in crucial and this is the resualts 

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Hi guys. I need help im getting bluescreen lately and this is what it saying on my bluescreen For more information about this issue and possible fixes, visit http://windows.com/stopcode if you call a support person, give them this info:Stop code: PFN LIST CORRUPT Help me guys im just new getting BLUESCREEN on my laptop Ideapad310 Sorry for my bad english.


























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why is my lenovo laptop changing the brightness when i plug the charger it will go up and when i unplug it it go down how can i to make it stay the brightness i want pls help thx
 
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A:Ideapad 110 - Brightness

Hi Sumusuporta,Warm Greetings & welcome to Lenovo Community, happy to have you here.As I understand that you are having trouble regarding brightness in your system.
Please follow the steps: 

Right click on battery icon from taskbar & open Power Options.
After that just select Change Plan Settings from whichever Power plan you are using like Power Saver, High Performance, Balanced.
Once you are in Change Pan Settings you'll come across two options one with On Battery & Plugged in.
Just Adjust he Plan brightness according to your need & Save changes. 

I hope the above information helped you
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 
Regards,Prabhansh_______________________________________________Tap that Kudos button if I helped.If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!

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I am getting a S12 soon, does anyone know it more RAM can be added to this computer? Thanks Jim

A:Adding RAM to IdeaPad S12

Hi, adding memory is simple, you can upgrade like all to max. of 2GB ..S0-Dimm DDR2 memory module 667Mhz or 800Mhz will work , prefered brands corsair,crucial,samsung,hynix ...On the bottom are two lids you can easy open it.. one is for wireless & memory, the other for wwan.. there is one stick of 1GB memory factory preinstalled , you have to flip it out...and change it with the bigger one... close the lid .. thats all..  sincerely KalvinKlein

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I was wondering if it would be possible to get my laptop sent to lenovo so they could install a radeon graphics card inside it as its only got an amd a10-9600p APU and i find that the graphics performance just isn't good enough, if yes how much would it cost? 

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hope you can help me ! i have a lenovo ideapad y700 14isk
serial number: xxxxx
BIOS : D4CN27WW(V1.07)
 
 
 
when I move the screen up and down so I can see it from different angles, the screen goes black but it is not turned off, it is just black (most of the times when I move it down; and when I move it up, about 120 degrees it start working again). I already did the " Hardware Scan" from the Lenovo Solution Center and it passed device, I did an update for the BIOS, AMD  and Intel drivers and the problem still happens.
 
 
Moderator comment: Serial number(s) removed to protect member from mischief.

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ok i'm done, every time i try to install something or extract a rar file, i can't do anything else but waiting, i literally can't do anything cause my laptop's performence kinda die!! i mean is this how it works?? or there's something wrong with my ideapad? i payed for a medium level laptop with a core i5 cpu, is this normal that my laptop gets so slow when i'm installing something or extracting a rar file? and when i say "slow" i mean really slow!! i mean i can't even open my file explorer! it takes like 5 seconds to react! and i have to wait like 20 seconds for my google chrome to gets open! and i know it's not how it has to work, because when i'm installing the same thing on my 10year old computer (with a very low CPU/GPU/Memory/RAM compare to my ideapad) it's not like that at all! i can do whatever i want without delay! so what should i do? here is some information about my laptopprocessor: intell core i5 7200 cpu @ 2.50GH.Z 2.70GH.ZRAM: 8GB DDR4hard drive: 1TB HDDGPU: 4GB NVIDIA GeForce 940MXSystem type: Windows 10 64-bit 

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I  purchased my ideapad 110-15acl on 3 March 2017 (80TJ). The community tells me my warranty has only 196 days to run.What gives?almer32

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Hello , First of all I am sorry about my English if I have made some mistakes. I am a user of Lenovo Ideapad 700-15ISK. I would like to buy additional M.2 SSD for M.2 Slot. I will continue to using my HDD. I have researched on Lenovo Community and some other forums about which type of M.2 SSD's are competible with my notebook . Mostly people who has this model of notebook prefer Samsung 850-950-951-960 evo series. However I would like to buy Crucial MX300 275 Gb M.2 SSD because of cheap and more memory. This SSD is competible for my notebook ? Is there anybody who use this SSD on Ideapad 700 ? If anybody can help me about this question , I would be happy ..  Thanks...

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Hi, I have literally just bought an ideapad 510 laptop that comes with just a 1tb 5400rpm hard drive, it's a Xmas present for myself lol I haven't opened it yet if cause but I have seen these ssd drives going pretty cheap at the moment Crucial MX300 525 GB SATA 2.5 Inch Internal SSD and wondered 1. Will it fit in my laptop along side the current drive and 2. Is there an easy way of moving the OS straight over to the ssd. And 3. If answer to number 2 is no how would I be best going about setting the ssd as the main drive and installing my windows 10 in it and then formatting my current drive?Any help would be great as I haven't bought the ssd yet but am really tempted while it's cheap. RegardsJames

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Hello I am really considering ordering this laptop from amazon.de: https://www.amazon.de/Lenovo-Anti-Glare-Multimedia-i5-6300HQ-Quad-Core/dp/B01LZBGPC6 but it says it isn't released yet and I have to preorder it. On the same page it says that the date first available is 27 September.  I contacted Amazon.de, they told me to ask Lenovo. Lenovo support seems to be poorly organized (as far as I can tell), didn't manage to get in contact with anyone from Lenovo. Mailed their authorized seller for Ireland though.  Has anyone any sort of info about that specific model and the release date? Would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. 

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Hallo.  Recently bought a Ideapad 520 ikb and was wondering. I have conversation mode turned on and let's say I have 84% battery. When I have plugged AC in, it states "Plugged in, not charging". Does this mean it is running only on AC power eliminating battery?At that time battery level does not increase or decrease. 

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I purchased this laptop new just a couple of months ago and already having a serious problem. I went to turn it on today and the power light comes on but that is all. It makes no sound and the display stays dark. It was fully charged when I shut it off last night so I know that wasn't an issue but I plugged it in anyway to make sure. I have manually shut it off by holding the power button in and the power light goes out, but same thing when I push it again. Not sure what to do but I hate to return it because I have important things saved that I hadn't backed up recently. Any help would be appreciated.

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Hello everyone New Ideapad arrived Friday ready for work-from-home session on Monday...or so I thought. Screen completely dead from first power-up. Not a flicker of life. I tried all the usual suggestions for resurrecting it but to no avail. I currently have it attached to my TV via HDMI and it is fine in all other respects. All diagnostics return no issues. Windows doesn't recognise the laptop's screen. Ive checked the Radeon graphics card setup, bios setup, etc. Do any of you tech experts out there have anything else I can try? I find it hard to believe the screen is broken. I'd love to take the back off and re-seat the connectors but this will void my warranty I assume. Disappointing first experience with a Lenovo product but here's hoping for a speedy resolution. Cheers Chris

A:Ideapad 300 screen DOA

Hi Chr15 ,
 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
 
The stock display would be the default as this would also be the ones for the BIOS . 
So like what you have in mind , LCD and LCD cable would be the most probable point of failure. 
Transport vibrational frequency thou low may affect connection that can affect the cables among electronic devices. 
 
Opening the cover should not void the warranty for as long as none would be damage on the process as being done on upgrade but conditions for returns may be different from th repair department .
 
As such is the situation best to call in the reseller or lenovo sales for recommendation and if needed to inform if possible reseating would be allowed as it is not required being performed by the users.
 
Your description would be sufficient as display ok on external monitor on both BIOS and Windows.
 
 English 1-800-041-021  9:00 - 18:00 Monday - Friday 
 
Hope this helped answer your query. 
 
Regards
 

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I am about to buy Lenovo Ideapad 320-15IKBN i5-7200U/6GB/256SSD/UMA Laptop, from a Greek store.It comes with 6GB RAM and 256GB SSD. Does anyone know if I can upgrade RAM and if a second hard disc can be added?

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Hi all,I own an Ideapad 310 15-ISK. It comes with a 1TB Hard Drive and I want to add an SSD ( solid state drive) by replacing the optical drive and I was asking what are the dimensions of the caddy to put ssd i've to buy ?Because in specification, form factor of optical drive is 9mm and all of the caddy are 9.5mm. Thanks in advance.Regards,

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I've bought a Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 15D in the summer of 2014, last year it was sent in warranty for problems at the battery (it wasn't turn on with the battery)After that they returned me the Computer I found that the touch wasn't work, I tried to restore it 'cause I don't wanna send him again in warranty (and now the warranty is expired).I also restore it again, but the touch doesn't work yet.Can I do something to repair it? I'm from Italy.PS: the computer say that there is the touch, that I can do the calibration, but if I touch the screen the PC don't find it.

A:IdeaPad Flex 15D

SmileSmoke wrote:
I've bought a Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 15D in the summer of 2014, last year it was sent in warranty for problems at the battery (it wasn't turn on with the battery)After that they returned me the Computer I found that the touch wasn't work, I tried to restore it 'cause I don't wanna send him again in warranty (and now the warranty is expired).I also restore it again, but the touch doesn't work yet.Can I do something to repair it? I'm from Italy.PS: the computer say that there is the touch, that I can do the calibration, but if I touch the screen the PC don't find it.

Hi SmileSmoke,
 
Have you contacted Lenovo Support and spoken to them about your situation? Did you contact them when the unit was returned to you to log the fault?
 
If you did for the second question then they should be able to help you and repair under warranty as it would be a failed repair.
 
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I purchased this laptop a few months ago and have had a few problems, but nothing too bad. It started with my WiFi constantly stopping and having to do the troubleshooting and it always said "WiFi doesn't have a valid IP configuration" and it would reset the wireless adapter and be fine for a little while and then do it again. I tried several troubleshooting things I found via Google and it eventually stopped happening. I'm not sure which thing did it, but I was glad that it stopped. It was fine for a while, and then since I did the last Windows Features Update it has been crashing on me and doing the WiFi thing again. The crashing is completely random, the screen just goes black (but it is still backlit like the computer is still on). I have to hold down the power button to do a hard reset, which obviously isn't the best solution. Nothing works when that happens to get it back, so that's my only choice. I work from home on this computer as a chat agent, and I can't really keep letting my computer shut down in the middle of my chats or the internet go out while I'm working. I tried doing the Lenovo hardware scan that's built in, and it said everything was fine. I also did a chkdsk scan and I'm not sure if it found anything or not because I started it before I left home and it was finished when I got back. Neither of these things have helped, and I really don't want to have to do a factory reset if I don't have to, but like I said, this can not keep happening.  ... Read more

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Did anyone successfully installed XP on Lenovo Ideapad 300-15ISK and how?There is no AHCI mode selection option in bios.When I tried to install XP only I got is BSOD and errors A5 or 7B.I need XP for some software I bought long time ago and paid much more than a laptop, so if I can´t install XP laptop is unusable for me.  

A:Ideapad 300-15ISK Win XP? Need help

grunf73 wrote:I need XP for some software I bought long time ago and paid much more than a laptop, so if I can´t install XP laptop is unusable for me.Windows 7 Professional and Windows 7 Ultimate both support a Windows XP emulation mode that allows Windows XP applications to run.  If you cannot install XP successfully, you could buy a Windows 7 DVD and try installing that.  (Note: not Windows 7 Home.) Installing Windows 7 can be quite a challenge, but it is possible.  I have done this on an Ideapad 700-15ISK, but many drivers were missing.  Fortunately, the Lenovo website has most of the missing drivers for Windows 7 for the 700-15ISK, but Lenovo may not provide them for the 300-15ISK, so you should check that before embarking on a Windows 7 install. -- from CyberSimian in the UK

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