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Lenovo Y500 GT650M ultrabay problem

Q: Lenovo Y500 GT650M ultrabay problem

I own a Y500 (win10 now, originally win8) with DVD in the ultrabay and I decided to upgrade it with another GT650M in the ultrabay. I purchased it and installed it following the instructions and I think I did it okay; Nevertheless it's not working properly, you can see in the attachment that appears an error that I can not solve. I tried everything that appeaars online about this problem but it persists. If anyone had the same experience and can help me to solve this, please share. If you have any questions ask, I will answer as soon as possible.


























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HelloI bought separate GT650 and was wondering that will it fit to another Thinkpad as well? Is Y500's Ultrabay somehow different? At least power supply should be greater?

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Is it possible,to unly use the video card in the ultrabay and disable the other one temporarily? I feel,likemin normal use the one in the ultrabay rarely does anything. Id like to use it so that the load/heat is more equal distributed and the one fan for gpu1 and cpu doesnt have to do all the work. (and doesnt have to spin so fast.) Is that possible, if yes, how?

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Hi everyone, If you don't want to read everything, just scroll down to the underlined part  For 3 years now, my Y500 (gt650m sli, second gpu in Ultrabay) had been working fine. But now, there is a problem. My primary gpu, i.e. the one attached to the motherboard, not the one connected via Ultrabay, appears to be broken.The Problem:Occasionally, the primary gpu has malfunctions. Therefore, I have to use the device manager to switch it off. Otherwise, my laptop tends to reboot out of an instant after running for some time. There are times when I can use the gpu for several hours without any problems, but there also are times when I cannot use it at all. When I switch it off in the dev.man., move my notebook, and switch it on again, there is a probability that the gpu might work. Hence, I assume a hardware issue.The Story:The problem first appeared after a really nasty circumstance; I took my notebook with me in its bag (a rather fluffy bag to prevent the notebook from blows) and suddenly, I realised that the bag became hot. The reason was a Windows update started out of standby... The notebook crashed with 34% of the updates installed. Afterwards, I had to reinstall Windows or nothing would work. (The crash at 34% seems to originate in the empty battery, but that's not for sure)After the reinstallation, said issue occured for the first time. Hence, I reinstalled the OS several times. Currently, I am using the OS from the OKR with the automatic (inescapable) updat... Read more

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I got a single card version of the new y500 750m, and  i was woundering form the research i have done on the fourms that, lenovo is still not selling the 750m ultrabay yet?, the one i can find here:http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/webca/LenovoPortal/en_CA/catalog.workflow:item.detai...called,Y500 Removable Graphics GN36, it dosn't specifically say what model graphics card it is, but im assuming its the 650m and i read that, it does not work in SLI with my Y500 with built in 750, so is the 750 ultrabay option still not avalable for purchase?











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A:Y500 750m SLI Ultrabay sold seperatly?

My question exactly. Anyone ?

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Hi guys, this is my first post in these forums.Now, I searched a lot for a solution to my problem, but now I'm creating this thread.I got a Lenovo Ideapad Y500, and it worked really well for like a month, then I started hearing this really loud whirring noise and some vibration coming from the left side of the laptop, near the heat vents. I shut my laptop off and when I turned it backon It was gone.But now the noise is back and whenever I reboot my laptop is goes away but then it comes back after a while. Also, whenever I run the dust removal thingy in the Lenovo energy management app, It gets really loud then it goes away.I don't really feel lots of air coming out from the vent on the leftside of the laptop. I think it might be a fan problem but my laptop stays around 45-65 Celsius mostly. I don't know how hot it runs when I play games, though. Any help on this unnatural whirring sound that starts after a while is really appreciated.  













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A:Lenovo Ideapad Y500 Fan Noise Problem

Hi TheMindlessZomb,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to hear that the Y500 fan is generating noise whenever the computer is turned ON and Dust removal feature is enabled, this may be the issue with hardware.
 
I would Strongly Suggest Calling Technical Support for Assistance.
Click hereto open a link where you can select the country and get the exact contact support number, 
 
I?m sure they will be a great help, do post us back for further queries.
 
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar






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Hi, I have a Lenovo Y500 and I have a problem with small letters because of the screen resolution. It's 1920x1080 and it makes letters really small.  I get headache when I try to read the small letters. I tried to change resolution to 1680x1050 but everyting goes blurry then.  Is there any way to have bigger letters ? I really enjoy my Lenovo laptop but just because of this issue, i get some ideas aboit chaning it.  I hope that someone can help me.  Regards from Sweden

A:Lenovo Y500 Small letters Problem(Resolution Problem)

hi tokayto,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
You can follow this thread / article on how to change the DPI setting of a pc.
 
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/443-dpi-display-size-settings-change.html
 
Let me know your findings
Cheers!





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My apologies if this post has been answered previously, but all which i have searched has not granted me a solution.......................

Hello people of Lenovo forums, i have been searching pages and trying to find solutions in regards to my laptop experiencing some problems with running games- i have never expererienced these problems before and as of yesterday problems began.
My laptop contains 6 GB RAM, i-5 3230M CPU and graphics card as stated above, running on Windows 8.1 Enterprise. I have tried a number of driver updates and downloads, sourced from the NVIDIA Control Panel and from the NVIDIA website, but none have improved my laptops condition.
I have been running Fallout 4 since release day (obviously....) and it has been working seemlessly on a high detail without any issues. Now when i run the game i am greeted by the usual menu screen, upon pressing continue or load game the loading screen appears (typically not showing the rotating image/s for sometime). Occasionally i am given the error message "Display Driver stopped responding and has recovered" ("Display driver NVIDIA Windows Kernal Mode Driver, Version 354.35..") and the game force closes. This is the same for games like Stick of Truth and Shadow of Mordor. Again i have proceeded to download one driver directly from the NVIDIA Control Panel; and one other from the NVIDIA website titled "358.91-desktop-win8-64bit......". NEITHER HAVE DONE ANYTHING.
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A:Lenovo y500- problem with GeForce 750m or video hardware ?

Hello ryanbeef and Welcome to PCHF

Please do not double-post.

It will not bring the resolution of the issue you face closer, and it will waste resources.

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Just as the title states. When the y400/500 were first announced and then released, I was so excited. Using the concept of removeable slots,, as found in business machines, to augment a gaming machine seemed like a brilliant idea. And it was, they sold like hotcakes. The y410/510p made some incremental improvements, like activating the iGPU with Optimus and increasing the resolution on the 14" model. As expected, they were popular as well. Then came the y40/50 and now the y700 series. Lenovo completely designed their gaming lineup, removing the ultrabay and cutting fuctionality. Why? I can have 2 full sized HDD/SSDs and a 42mm M.2 installed in my 14" y410p, but the 15" y50/700 only has 1 full sized bay. Just what. Then instead of 850/860M SLI we get a single 860M in the y50, which was updated to a 960M in the y700. Yes the 860M is a decent card, and beats the 755M handily, but it's practically on par with 755M SLI. I just find it strange that such a great concept on such popular machines was cut. I'm sure there were issues, but removing the ultrabay just makes Lenovo's newer laptops just another crop of mid ranged machines. They lost a lot of what made them special, and what I feel made the brand take off after the y580 generation. 

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I have the lenovo y510p (59370015). It has a disk drive in the Ultrabay. Does this mean that there is no Nvidia graphics card in the laptop? If this is the case, then why are there a bunch of Nvidia files on it? If this is not the case then how do I get the card working, I see it with a Error Code 43 in device manager.

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I have the lenovo y510p (59370015). It has a disk drive in the Ultrabay. Does this mean that there is no Nvidia graphics card in the laptop? If this is the case, then why are there a bunch of Nvidia files on it? If this is not the case then how do I get the card working, I see it with a Error Code 43 in device manager.

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Hello I have a Lenovo V510 laptop. The exact model is 80WQ00NLBMWhen I bought it the model was advertised with the possibility to add a second battery in the ultrabay.I searched for this battery with a P/N 4X50N82407, found an official supplier for my country and ordered it with a wait time, because it was not available in their storage.The battery arrived 2 months later. When I tried to install it, it became clear that my laptop does not have the required port for the battery and also the fixing screw is not in the right position at all.So I called the supplier and tried to return it. They said that it is not possible because I ordered with a specific P/N. Now I've paid for a battery that I even don't have, because I sent it to them, I can't use it at all.I tried to contact some support at Lenovo to ask why my laptop does not have this port which is advertised. But when I go to the support site and even type in the serial number of my laptop the only option is to come here - to the community support forum, but there is no option at all to contact some Lenovo representative with my problems and questions.What can I do in this situation ?

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I'm looking for a replacement Bay cover for the L560, but my internet scouring has come up short. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

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Hello. I have a Lenovo Y510P notebook with sli GeForce GT 755M cards.Main 755m (soldered on the mainboard) - is broken, but ultrabay GT 755M still alive.The problem is that when an ultrabay card is inserted, the image starts to be output through the soldered broken graphics card.Is it possible to do so that with an inserted ultrabay video card the image would be output through the Intel integrated card, and 3D graphics would be processed by an ultrabay video card?

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SO ever since last week ive been getting random blue lines when i startup. I check Devicemanager and there it is. it shows my nVidia GeForce 755m with a yellow triangle with an exclamation. Clicking properties would show "windows has stopped this device code 43". I look on the forums and find some solutions that tell me to uninstall my card and i did.  still nothing. still blue lines on my screen. I've pretty much given up at this point and im submitting to the forums. My Ultrabay card just wouldn't work. Now ive resorted to unplugging it and just using the intel integrated graphics card. 

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Hello. I have Lenovo Y510P with dual Nvidia GT 750M GPUs. For some reason I think my primary intergrated GPU died because in device manager I see [Code 43] on it while the second one works normally. (I have tried every found solition to check if this was a driver issue and none helped so far) At least in theory because I can't run anything on it. Is there a way to set the system so it will at least use the Ultrabay card alone that is still inact to work properly? Also an important thing is that Nvidia control panel does not work it says that I don't have an Nvidia GPU.

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Hello, Last week i received my Y510P from a reseller here in Lithuania, and ran into a *slight* problem.When playing more demanding games (though i wouldnt call borderlands 2 a very demanding game), the screen freezes and the sound hangs. Occasionally the display would turn pitch black (sometimes the drivers just reset with screen backlight still on). I checked memory, sshd, cpus and main gpus for errors, but none were found. I have no idea how to test the ultrabay though... Temps are pretty high, but definetly not critical. CPU runs below 85c under load, main gpu runs at around 75c, only ultrabay runs hotter, but i've seen people saying that theirs run above 95c and it still works fine. Mine usually crashes when it reaches 91-93c. It reaches those temps in about 30-60 minutes, steadily heating up.  I tried removing and re inserting, but it didnt have any effect. Im stumped. Sorry for rambling on so long. I hope somebody can help me pinpoint the problem, and maybe help fix it. Thanks. System specs:Win 8.1 proIntel core I7 4700MQ 2.4ghzNvidia GT 755m SLI8GB ram1TB+8gb SSHDAll drivers are up to date. 

A:Lenovo Y510P 755m SLI ultrabay crashes nvidia serv...

It seems that re-pasting the ultrabay, and increasing TdrDealy to 8 fixed the problem, but i believe it's something more serious than that...

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Hello, I have a problem with my lenovo y500, right now my laptop won't boot to Windows 8, it stays in the lenovo black screen and shows "preparing automatic repair" loading for many minutes. Also when it boots, goes to a blue screen where I can choose options like recovery and stuff, the thing is that when I click it, it says that the hard drive is locked and I don't know what to do.

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I don't even get to be in windows, it doesn't boot at all.

I made a restore with one key recovery and still won't boot. I really don't know what else to do, since this M$ system of not providing a win 8 key with the laptop that the user can see won't let me download a new win 8 iso from the official website.

I?ve downloaded an enterprise version wich doesn't work either, so now Im downloading a pirate version to see how it goes.

Any help is appreciated, thanks.

A:Win 8 in lenovo y500 won't boot

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Hello guys, I have a lenovo y500 which I just replaced both hard drives, the 1TB for a SSD and the 16gb mSata for 256GB mSata disk, the thing is my older mSata is dead which all the information is gone, is there any softwares that I should download, I am running Windows 10. The ONE KEY RECOVERY button doesnt work anymore. Any guide on what to do when you change the hard drives?

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I'm looking to install a dual-band WLAN adapter into my Y500, but it is unclear which models are compatible. One option I've found is the Intel 3160. Does anyone know if that will work, or have a better suggestion? Thanks!

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Hello everyone,I'm having a serious problem with my lenovo y500 GT650. The graphic drivers seem to be don't work at all. I take out the 2nd GPU and disabled the first one in safe mode, that's how I'm able to see the screen. I'm running win 8.1 but I had the same problem with Win7 as well. And it's just been a few weeks that I'm facing such a problem, and have been using this laptop for 8 months so far. When the graphic card is enabled, the laptop boots, but login screen doesn't appear, laptop is being turned on, but it just shows black screen.P.S. I could use SLI before, and I have tried with drivers, 320.49, 331.82, 332.21, 334.89(the latest nvidia driver)Any help would be appreciated,Cheers

A:Lenovo Y500 black screen

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My Windows 8 Lenovo Y500 has been in a constant auto repair black screen blue screen loop for a couple of days now and I can't seem to find a solution. Mainly I've been looking to simply factory restore it to solve the problem since I don't care about losing any data. I've already tried: F8Shift + F8F9F11Novo button system recovery I tried these in order to try and access the advanced options but to no avail. The Novo button system recovery says "Loading files" then goes to Lenovo logo but loops back to the auto repair. I do not have a Win. 8 recovery disc or USB at hand. Is the only way to fix this is to obtain one? Thanks.

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Hi all, I just started a grad school program that requires me to be in class for a number of hours each day. Unfortunately, the class has limited power outlets so I won't always be guaranteed one. I'm looking into a power bank/external battery charger for the Y500 but can't seem to find one that is compatible. I was told the power specs of my laptop are 19.5v 6.15A, but the issue is that most of the ones I've found online have a max output of 5A. Does anyone have a recommended item? Thanks for your help!

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I'm looking around to sell my laptop but I'm not sure what price to sell it at. Best buy would buy it at $150, which doesn't seem accurate at all. Others are selling it around $700 on Amazon.Com, which seems like too much for a used laptop? Any help please would be appreciated.

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Hi,I broke my 3,5mm audio jack a short time ago by hitting the aux cable accdentally so that it snapped inside. I ordered new audio/usb port and assembled it. The usb and microphone jack works fine but the computer doesnt regognice the aux cable or headphones at all! If i go to sounds and playback devises, it wont show headphones there. If i go to realtek controlpanel, there is nothing that would work. I have uninstalled and reinstalled realtek now for two times. No change. The sound comes only out from the speakers.I'm using windows10. 

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Just installed Win 7 x64 on my Lenovo y500 and I am getting sound crack issue. Whenever I am playing something, the sound is getting cracked.Already installed latest audio drivers.Any fix ?

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So the laptop was running on Windows 8.1 and I did the upgrade to Windows 10.  But now it won't boot to Windows at all.  It's just stuck at the Lenovo boot screen.  Been like this for three days now.  Also I get the "Preparing Automatic Repair" occasionally on boot and I can get to the Windows 10 recovery screen, but I can't do System Restore or anything because I don't have a Windows login.I am starting to feel sick about any help would be appreciated.

A:Just got a Lenovo Y500 IdeaPad - won't boot to Win...

Use the novo button to see if you can get into recovery and do a fresh install but keeping personal files

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Hi,I broke my 3,5mm audio jack a short time ago by hitting the aux cable accdentally so that it snapped inside. I ordered new audio/usb port and assembled it. The usb and microphone jack works fine but the computer doesnt regognice the aux cable or headphones at all! If i go to sounds and playback devises, it wont show headphones there. If i go to realtek controlpanel, there is nothing that would work. I have uninstalled and reinstalled realtek now for two times. No change. The sound comes only out from the speakers.I'm using windows10. 

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Hello.I recently purchased Y500 with SLI and I'm very happy with this computer.Yesterday I discovered strange problem which I beleive is hardware problem.I made a short video of the problem because I'm not sure I can describe it so accurate. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6BEiHuJBfI I beleive that something inside is not contacting well and this causes the sound stop.The computer is new and the only thing I upgraded is the mSATA SSD so I can install the OS there. Any ideas what can be causing the problem ? Im in the USA now but I'm coming back to Bulgaria soon,so I may not have the time to send the laptop back to Lenovo so I'll try to fix the problem by myself. Thank you.











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A:Audio problems with Lenovo Y500

Hi XeDoX,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to hear that there is an issue with audio when the Y500 Laptop lid is kept in a certain angle, and this may be issue with the contact within the Hinge as per the Video link that is posted.
 
I would suggest you to contact our Telephone Support team for the further information as the issue seems to be hardware related. I?m sure they will be a great help.
 
NOTE: I have private messaged you Contact details of TFN (Toll Free Number).
 
Do post back for further queries.
 
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar





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Hello. Sorry for my English.I recently installed Windows 10 on lenovo y500. 4 months everything worked well, but then I started to have problems with the video card. When I turned on the laptop, the screen started flashing, and then I saw a message about the failure of drivers. Then he stopped flashing and there were green pixels on the screen. I tried to reinstall the drivers, but nothing helped. Later, when I turned on the laptop, the screen turns green, and then completely turns off after a few seconds. I took it to the service center, and they said that it is necessary to install only Windows 8, because the BIOS and SLI does not work correctly with Windows 10. But these 4 months SLI has worked on Windows 10. What should I do? Is it worth it to stay on Windows 10, or roll back to 8?My lenovo y500 spec.i7-3630QM, 650m sli, 6Gb RAM, 1920x1080

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So it all started few months back when I updated my Y500 to Windows 8.1 from store. Back then freezes weren't that frequent. It used to freeze once or twice a day. The screen would either go black accompanied with a 'pop' sound, fan would start running and it would shutdown moments later or would go crazy with weird colors and same thing happens( http://i.imgur.com/e79BVsP.jpg ) . Soon the freezes increased to the point that my Y500 would freeze moments after it boots to desktop (or even during booting)So I did a clean installation of Windows 8.1 few weeks back and it was normal for first 2 days. The issue started again. I unistalled latest Nvidia drivers (removed using Display Driver Uninstaller) and reverted back to old Nvidia drivers from Lenovo website, also tried the TDR fix but it didn't fix a thing. The issue is even more terrible when the laptop is not plugged in. (Didn't encounter any such issue when I booted in safe mode though.)Tried running scannow and RestoreHealth commands. Couldn't fix (due to some errors, forgot what it was).Tried running chkdsk scan, Never got the chance to finish as it would get interrupted by the freeze everytime.Encountered few BSODs too. (MACHINE_CHECK_EXCEPTION, DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL(tcpip.sys), WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR). Even as I write, I'm being interrupted with this freezing issue(see the pixelated colors) : http://i.imgur.com/hwDuK5k.jpg Maybe old, but here are the MiniDump files :https://drive.google.com... Read more

A:Lenovo Y500 Serious Freezing Issue

I have a freezing issue too. Mine is a 3-month-old Yoga 500 14IBD, core i5 5th gen, 500gb HDD. File explorer and chrome used to freeze many 3-4 times a day. Did a clean install of win 8.1 (single language). chrome and file explorer freeze a lot less now, but the issue isn't entirely resolved. Plus my battery life has taken a turn for the worse after the clean install

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Apologies if this has been addressed before but my problem is pretty specific and I couldn't find any threads about it.  For a quick backgound, my OS is Windows 10 (was Windows 8 prior) and my network adapter is an Intel Centrino N-2230.  I have a Lenovo Y500 laptop and my internet has been having issues. For background, it was working fine until sometime early this year. I got an ethernet cable and mainly relied on that. Whenever I would unplug my ethernet cord, most of the time my internet wouldn't work - the open networks availble shown would just be empty even though all my other devices connected to the internet just fine. I ignored this and continued because I mainly only used it with ethernet anyways, and if I really needed to I could disable and reenable my network adapter to get the internet working (for like 30 seconds before it would often die again).  I'm back home from college now however, and I need a consistent internet. The problem I face now is that when my laptop isn't plugged in, I can't seem to use internet at all (I can do the disable and re-enable technique but it works for like 5 seconds before it stops working again). When my laptop is plugged in, it stays connected to the internet consistently, but the quality of the connection is really inconsistent. For games that I play, every 10 minutes I usually have around 3-4 instances where the ping goes from 20 to like 1000 for 10-15 seconds, sometimes even completely disconectin... Read more

A:Lenovo Y500 WiFi Adapter Issue

Try first downloading this into a flash drive: http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/Laptops-and-netbooks/IdeaPad-Y-Series-laptops/IdeaPad-Y500-... Then, uninstall your old WLAN drivers. You won't be able to access internet after drivers are uninstalled, so use the file from the flash drive and install it onto your PC. A fresh driver install should do the trick. Hope it helps



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Hello,  If I don't have the Full HD (1080p) version of the Y500  can I upgrade my 1366*768 screen to a Full HD screen?  May I need to change the LCD cable or something else or just the screen?  Thank you.  

A:Lenovo Y500 upgrade to a Full HD screen

Can somebody tell me which lvds cable (I mean number of channels and bits) are used in Lenovo y500.Thank you

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Hello, Lenovo y500 , 8gb RAM, 2x650M SLI, Can I replace main graphics card with some more powerful? I can remove additional card , but not sure with the main, what could you suggest? thanks

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I have a lenovo ideapad y500 with a 1366x768 screen, and I am looking to pop open the screen, and replace the panel with a 1920x1080 screen. Assuming that I purchase another 15.6 inch screen (size of the original screen), is this possible? A model of the y500 is sold with a 1080p display, and the graphics card in my model is more than capable of outputting such a resolution. I was just wondering if there is a chance that the connections between my laptop and new screen would not match as I do not know if there is some sort of standard port with screens. Thanks!
 

A:Screen upgrade lenovo ideapad y500

You would need to find out the exact model of the 1080p screen was that was sold with that model and order the same one or compatible replacement model. Laptop screens are not universally interchangeable and you can't just buy any screen and connect it.
 

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Hello,
 
I was just wondering, as the title says, if it's possible to buy a backlit keyboard from Lenovo or any other place for my laptop? If not possible to buy from Lenovo directly, any other suggestions?
 
I bought a Lenovo Yoga 500-14IBD (14" screen, to confirm) and I am pretty happy with it for the amount it cost, but ideally it would also have a backlit keyboard. But as this isn't a flag ship or even premium device to an extent this feature is not present - even though backlit keyboards in my opinion shouldn't just be exclusively found in premium devices.
 
I'm not big on customising computers more than just simple things like upgrading the RAM but I would definitely consider installing a backlit keyboard in this laptop if the installation wasn't too difficult and the keyboard itself isn't too expensive.
 
Thanks,
 
 
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A:Y500 - Buy a Backlit Keyboard from Lenovo or Anyon...

Unfortunately, each keyboard is usually made for that specific build line. Unless the Yoga 500 14 has a backlit keyboard as an option, you'll be likely unable to find one, unless someone modifies them (which in itself is very difficult due to the thin profile of keyboards nowadays).

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Hello community,I registered here to find someone who can help me out. I own a Lenovo Y500. I updated the system in August 16 from win 8.1 to win10 without having any kind of issues. The whole system ran perfectly for almost 6 months.2 weeks ago win10 did one of its "standard" updates and since then I have extreme problems concerning my laptop. 1.win 10 says the latest update Windows 10 Version 1607 für x64-basierte Systeme (KB3200970) couldn't be installed properly so the installation process was stopped. I should do a restart. If I do so, the update gets downloaded again and win10 tries to install it again but AGAIN it wont work. That means I'm literally cought in some kind of update bubble 2. because of this failed update my USB drivers wont work anymore. Win10 says that INTEL driver update for Intel(R) 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family SMBus Host Controller - 1E22 failed, so all my USB devices dont work anymore, except my XBox controller 3. My office 2010 version refused to work after the failed update, the systems tells me that I dont have the correct product key but this is not too important for me. Using Libre instead. I already searched the net for a solution but nothing helped.I tried to install the Intel USB drivers using the INTEL Driver Update Utility but it didnt work, i also tried to install the driver right from the Intel hompage and it said my system doesnt fullfill the minimum requirements for the installation of the software... ... Read more

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Okay so, I got my Lenovo Ideapad Y500 a couple days ago. Liked it and all BUT when I had my mouse connected into the laptop and then turned off the touchpad, it would not turn back on. The only way I could get my touchpad to work again is by restarting the computer, which is pretty frustrating. I searched this: http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/default.page?   for ANY drivers/software for the Y500 mousepad and there are none. Can anyone help me fix this problem before I get a refund from this potentially bad purchase? FN + F6 toggles the touchpad on and off and I have tried to turn it on and off, with and without the external mouse connected. Thanks for the help.











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A:Lenovo Ideapad Y500 Touchpad Not Working

My touchpad is virtually worthless. Advise people to stay away from the y500 until (if possible) Lenovo fixes this problem.

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Hello, I have been using my Lenovo Y500 for 2.5 years now and like 1 month ago i have used the Lenovo energy management software to recalibrate the battery.  Next day at school my laptop didnt wanted to charge up when plugged in. After trying so many ways to let it charge i finnaly found a way to charge it up.  - Unplug the charger and remove battery.- plug in the charger and then in the wall-socket- insert battery I have to do this everytime when i want to charge my laptop.  The nex day i tried to find the problem. I did try another original adapter and battery. But that was not the problem.  So i went on the internet and search if this problem was more common.  After some research i found 2 websites telling the same problem as me and say that this is an motherboard fault caused by the lenovo energy management after battery calibration tool.  Now i am pissed at Lenovo for ruining my laptop with their own software.  I dont have any warranty on it anymore so what can i do? Just accept it that Lenovo screwed me? Or will this be fixed? Links: http://answertohelp.com/lenovo-y500-battery-will-not-charge-after-using-lenovo-battery-gauge-calibra... https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-P-Y-and-Z-series/LENOVO-Y500-BATTERY-NOT-CHARGING-AFTER-USING-LE... https://www.techinferno.com/index.php?/forums/topic/3324-lenovo-y500-energy-management-may-destroy-y...  please help

A:Y500 not charging after Lenovo Energy management

Xono, I don't know if you're checking this forum anymore but I have the same issue and ran out of warranty, I am going to replace the motherboard and see if that fixes the issue. I will keep you updated. 

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Apologies if this has been addressed before but my problem is pretty specific and I couldn't find any threads about it.  For a quick backgound, my OS is Windows 10 (was Windows 8 prior) and my network adapter is an Intel Centrino N-2230.  I have a Lenovo Y500 laptop and my internet has been having issues. For background, it was working fine until sometime early this year. I got an ethernet cable and mainly relied on that. Whenever I would unplug my ethernet cord, most of the time my internet wouldn't work - the open networks availble shown would just be empty even though all my other devices connected to the internet just fine. I ignored this and continued because I mainly only used it with ethernet anyways, and if I really needed to I could disable and reenable my network adapter to get the internet working (for like 30 seconds before it would often die again).  I'm back home from college now however, and I need a consistent internet. The problem I face now is that when my laptop isn't plugged in, I can't seem to use internet at all (I can do the disable and re-enable technique but it works for like 5 seconds before it stops working again). When my laptop is plugged in, it stays connected to the internet consistently, but the quality of the connection is really inconsistent. For games that I play, every 10 minutes I usually have around 3-4 instances where the ping goes from 20 to like 1000 for 10-15 seconds, sometimes even completely disconectin... Read more

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So, long story short. I accidentally deleted my recovery partition and now it seems like the only thing that will get my laptop up and running normally again is a recovery disc from Lenovo. I just got off the phone with customer service and they informed me that recovery discs can not be ordered in USB form.  This is where my main issue is. My Lenovo Ideapad Y500 laptop did not come with a CD-ROM Drive. With that being said, I do not want to spend $69 on a recovery disc that will require me to purchase an external CD-ROM drive that potentially won't even work... When I asked customer support if I could return and get a refund for the disc if it will not boot through an external CD-ROM drive, they said no. Has anyone been able to run a recovery disc from an external cd-rom drive successfully? Any suggestions? I'm at my wit's end with this thing...

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hello I know this might be a repost but the solution in this thread is useless because my laptop is out of warranty forum thread: 16GB-SSD-in-Lenovo-Y500-Stopped-Working I have basically the same problems as the person in that thread, i ran Hard Disc Sentinel and it showed this (image) ?I was hoping there was a way to bypass the SSD and disable it and to use the HDD for everything, as if the SSD wasn't even there, but I don't know how to do it and I don't want to break the laptop thank you very much for answer Jan

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My daughter's laptop recently began generating random Win 8 BSODs. Thinking it might be video driver related, I updated the nVidia GeForce GT750M to the latest version of the driver on nVidia's site. And still... it seems to random BSOD once or twice a day.

Last night I started an upload of some data to the cloud (which completed) and then sometime around 4AM, sitting there unattended and idle, it restarted.

I previously cleared the event log and was able to see the error codes, not that it does me any good. They are a bit cryptic for me.



I have the mini-dump file too. But I think the BSOD tool will likely gather that info as well.

Any help interpreting and tracking down the BSOD problem will be appreciated!

Thanks.

Edit: I'm at a point where I'm ready to upgrade(?) her 8.1 installation to Win 10. But am hesitant to do so until I get this BSOD issue resolved.

(I say hesitant because I really like Win 8.1 and haven't found in my brief exposure to Win 10 that it's that much of an improvement over Win8.1... and in some ways is a downgrade!)

A:Random BSOD Lenovo Y500 Win 8.1x64

Hi speedlever,

Welcome to the 8forums.

It seems that Avast is causing problems.
Please follow the instructions given in this link and uninstall Avast.

Please keep in mind, after removing Avast you can install it again. It could be possible that something became corrupt somehow which caused a wrong request to the internet, seeing that the NETIO (Network In/Output system) is being involved.

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Video intialisation failed LENOVO Y500
i have LENOVO Y500 laptop. i reinstalled windows xp n after that the builtin web cam stopped worikng. i reinstalled web cam driver n Lenovo "Easy Capture" software. when i run "easy capture" the prog gives error that "Video capture intialisation failed" and exits.
how to rectify????????????
 

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