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Booting from USB on Lenovo Ideacentre Stick 300

Q: Booting from USB on Lenovo Ideacentre Stick 300

Hi, I have a Lenovo Ideacentre Stick 300 that is currently being a little painful. This device came with Windows 10 and I need to load Ubuntu. Using Rufus to make a bootable USB like I do on regular PCs is not working, the booting manager is not seeing the USB device. Additionally, the BIOS does not have a boot option to select USB as the first option to boot. I was able to flash the BIOS through USB and at that time the boot manager was able to see my USB so I know it is possible but it is only a matter of how the bootable USB and the Ubuntu image are in the USB. Do any of you have any suggestions? Thanks,

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Lenovo is the latest PC maker to join the budding PC-on-a-stick movement. The company on Tuesday announced the Ideacentre Stick 300, a wallet-friendly compute stick suitable for use in multiple scenarios.

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A:Lenovo undercuts Intel's Compute Stick with cheaper Ideacentre Stick 300

It's too bad HDMI couldn't supply the power.
 

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I just updated to the latest bios Update. Immediatly after the update the stick doesn't boot. The light flashes for around 15 secs then switches off - it seems to be in an infinite loop.I tried unpluging the USB Hub and the Memory card - nothing works... Any suggestions / workarounds? Thanks in advance for your contributions?

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My 300-01IBY won't boot anymore after bios update today. Unsually I don't update the bios unless there is an issue. In this case, I have to update because I ran into issue updating WIndows 10. According to the support web page for 300-01IBY, I have to apply the bios update to resolve the issue. I downloaded o27kt10aus.exe and followed the instructions verbatimly. The stick now no longer boot and it is a $160 brick. It goes into an endless loop of LED flashing with no signal to the display. I called technical support and I was told that my warranty has expired and nothing can be done. I thought I can trust the drivers/updates provided on Lenovo's offical website but now I have to think twice for Lenovo's quality. It is too late for me to find out that other users in this forum reported bios update issue. I wish Lenovo will take on the responsibility to issue a recall with this particular issue. I used to be a very happy Lenovo customer until today.

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Hello, Im wondering when the Lenovo ideacentre PC stick 300 will hit the shelves in the Netherlands. Im asking this because I can't wait to get my hands on one of those! The official statement noted that the stick will be available starting from July, but so far in mid-July the stick seems to be not available yet. Can someone from Lenovo please inform me when the stick will be available? Thank you. Kind Regards, Lars

A:Lenovo ideacentre Stick 300

??? Still not available

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First off, how in the world did my warrenty expire in September 2016 when I bought the thing in January!! I started having issues a week ago with random crashes. I guessed it was from overheating, but it always seamed to run warm. I attempted to reset Windows, because that's the first thing any tech support person will tell you to do; and it never completed the reset process. Why? Probably because it shuts off after a few minutes of being on. As of now, if I try to boot it, the Lenovo splash screen plays, then it shuts off again. If I get any errors (now) it tells me Windows failed to start, and must reboot. But it just turns itself off, instead of rebooting. And the cycle repeats. So, how do I go about opening a Warrenty ticket if you say the item expired long before I even bought the thing from the store?? And when I'm on your website and go to "Correct Warrenty Expiration Issues", I get Error Code: c5cf42042019561e10e66b34f119cbd1???

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HelloI write here because I can not contact support by email, i have never confirmation My problème :After the 1511 windows 10 upgrade, the stick does not start correctly.I have only a black screen (after Lenovo screen) or the troubleshooting screen. I cant restore or reset the system (error) orrestore my W8.1 system image backup: w10 tells me that he does not format hdd on which troubleshooting software is running & I must boot from an ext hdd. Problem: I can not boot from a USB drive or usb cdromWhat is the procedure to boot on usb? I only have the choice of booting from the internal disk. I have found nothing in the bios (Bios O27KT07A). Thank you for your help Sorry for my english i am french.

A:Lenovo ideacentre Stick 300 crash

https://communities.intel.com/thread/93643 Read the whole thread, and you'll understand what's happening. Turning off write cache for the internal SSD is the key. You can boot from a USB stick formatted with the pre-autumn update build W10 install package from Microsoft. The link to MS's original download page is still live, I found it through searching I seem to remember. Some sticks work, some do not. This is true of all PCs due to weird spec changes that happened. If the install program detects the stick, it will work. After installing, turn off write cache to the SSD before updating to the latest version of Windows 10. Problem solved. Do NOT turn write cache back on for the SSD or your system will become unstable. 

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Is possible to install windows 7

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Anyone experience this?  I plan on using this primarily with a printer (no display) and want it to remain on at all times.  I've gone in to try and mess with power settings but it seems I only have a setting for display, so I checked it to make sure it is always on (display).  This seems to keep the stick from falling asleep, which is exactly what I want.   Still messing around with it, I figured I would turn the display off over night and turn back on when I came in to see if the stick was still on.  When I turned the monitor on , I got a "no source signal" message.  While the blue light of the device was on, it seemed that it may have gone to sleep or shut down by itself.  I tried to type on the keyboard to wake it up but nothing.   I basically had to restart it. Anybody know if this is possible?  I need the thing to always be awake without a monitor.  Thanks. I'm running the Windows 10 stick with the updated BIOS

A:Lenovo Ideacentre Stick 300 Sleep // Monitor-off i...

Ah...I realized that setting "0" minutes as the parameter for sleep or hibernation equates to never. I think that may have fixed the sleep issues. Will update.

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 I asked this over in the Linux section of the forum, but didn't get any response, so I thought I might ask here too.  I'm having trouble finding whether the Stick 300 supports suspend to RAM or suspend to DISK in Linux. Can anyone confirm it does / doesn't work, along with what distribution & version of Linux and kernel version you are running?  I really appreciate it! 

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I have this old 300-01IBY Stick from Lenovo I bought a few years ago... I am using the adapter that came with it (2A) yet it seems to be randomly shutting off in the middle of playing a video mostly if it's high def YouTube or anything very graphical Kodi for example movies it will shut down. It is connected to my 50 inch television. Anyone else experiencing this? Is it just not powerful enough to handle those sorts of tasks? I really don't think it's down to the adapter or cable since I am using the provided one that came with it. Also it's currently running Windows 10. 

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Is possible to install windows 7
 
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Hi, I bought my son one of these units in May and now it will not boot up with no blue light indication.   Can someone point me at some fault finding tips?   It was purchased from Amazon.co.uk and is this model:-  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lenovo-Ideacentre-Stick-Ultra-Small/dp/B015Q2A3NA/ref=cm_cr_othr_d_product_... If I can't do anything  should I try to get repaired under warranty and if so how?  thanks adamjth

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Hi all,I have several USB sticks that contain a bootable version of Ghost.  It should be noted that these all work fine with other lenovo laptops (e.g. L450, T450) when booting/imaging from USB 3 ports- but although the T560 boots into ghost, when selecting the USB drive in the dropdown options from within ghost there are no files listed - even though I know for sure that the USB stick does contain files. Wondering if the newer chipset on the T560's is having an effect here with the USB 3 ports. Anyone else having issues booting from the T560 USB ports ? Cheers V

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Hello, I just purchased the Lenovo Ideacentre Stick 300 today to have a little home theatre PC thing in a small form-factor. I plugged it in with the HDMI Extender (if I didn't I wouldn't be able to press the power button), and it was working. I connected to my WiFi network (which is 2.5 GHz), and I opened Edge to download Firefox and test some things. The WiFi was going on and off though, saying Limited, and even not allowing any connections. Can anyone help with this problem? Thanks.










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A:Ideacentre Stick 300 Wi-Fi not working

I noticed the reception was weak so added a USB hub and USB WiFi adapter then disabled the internal WiFi using the Hardware Manager. Someone said in this forum that the the Stick 300 WiFi and Bluetooth share one antenna. If you need to use the internal WiFi, maybe disabling the Bluetooth would help. 

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Just took out of the box. Need assistance - it is not even being discovered.

A:Ideacentre Stick 300 Not Working

Hi Hast,
 
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Hello, I picked up a Ideacentre 300 Stick from Frys this afternoon. This unit is preloaded with Windows 10. Upon boot up, windows will load, but as soon as I begin to sign in, the stick dies. (Not a normal shut down just dead) At this time I cannot get past the login screen with out it flat out dying. I have to hold the power button down to get it to come back. I have it plugged in directly to the wall outlet using the included adapter cable and brick. Any Ideas??

A:Ideacentre Stick 300 Shuts Off

Best to take it back to Fry's and exchange it for a good one.

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Is it possible to install Android and/or Linux on the Stick 300? Ideally without removing Windows 10.

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Hello, I recently bought a lenovo 300 stick. Once I plugged it in it was running smoothly but the wifi was very slow. I checked my router if it supported 802.11n and it does, For all 3: 802.11 b/g/n. Then I decided to download some updates, but that made it worse. I got a yellow exclamation stating "can't connect to wifi"  Then I did some fooling around in the settings and decided to disable VPN and that lead me to having a wifi signal with an asterisk.  Can anyone help me with this situation. I also did a factory reset and will be checking it out tonight. Please advise! thank you, Anthony

A:WIFI issues with Ideacentre Stick 300

I have this same problem, has it been fixed yet?

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I searched on this forum and this isn't the first time this has been posted. My wifi used to work fine, but now it does not. No idea what changed. It wasn't stellar but it was useable. Lately, it is just terrible. This is unacceptable. I tried a few things like limit my router to 2.4Ghz and disabling bluetooth from the Ideacentre. According to the device manager, the drivers are up to date. Any ideas?

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The cable that comes with the Stick 300 is very short. Is there a longer alternative? I realize you could use an extension cord and plug the adapter into that, but that defeats the portable nature of the device. I would like to know - what power adapter options exist ( could you use an external battery, for example)- what micro USB power cables might work If you lose the Lenovo cable is a replacement even available?  Thanks ...

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What is the maximum size micro sd card that can be used in the ideacentre 300 stick?
Would the 300 stick automatically add this to its memory?
 
Mod's Edit: Additional information added to Subject line for clarity of model.
 

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Hi.My stick keeps rebooting on 64% of the inital setup. Im trying to enter recovery menu as advised by lenovo site by pressing F2.When pressed, it says "Hotkey pressed. Go to boot menu" and nothing happens, it continues to boot until 64% and reboots Anyone with the same situation as myseflt who found a solution?Thank you

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Hi, I was trying to upgrade the OS on my IdeaCentre Stick 300 to Windows 10 Anniversary Update. But I was prompted that C: drive does not have enough space and there's no way for me to use other disk drives (SD card, USB drive, etc.). I wonder whether someone has done that successfully? Thnanks.

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Hi, my problem is that, after i start pc games i have full screen scaling problem with my ideacentre stick 300 ( the problem on the picture). I tried to fix this problem, but... Itested older intel hd graphics drivers, but with all drivers i have the same problem. The stick is with Windows 10 Home 32bit. Please helpBest Regards


























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Hello All,  I bought an IdeaCentre Stick 300 last week in Las Vegas while on vacation. I am back home in the Philippines now. I cant get the stick to load past the logo splash screen. The little circle at the bottom goes around and nothing.....black screen.  I am using the usb plug provided in the kit. I have a usb keyboard attached (per directions). And nothing.  Returning to the store is impossible at this point.   What are my options?  Would really love to get out of the doghouse with the wife on this purchase. ;-)      

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I am trying to fix a lenovo ideacentre 300.When you press the power button the fan comes on, and the dvd drawer will open when you press the eject button, but there are no other signs of life. No lights on the CPU, nothing on the screen. I tride restarting the unit. I unpluged it and held the power button for 10 seconds before pluging it back in still nothing. I am starting to think it is a bad MB but wondered if any one has any ideas what ells to try?

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Hi there
 
I have a Lenovo 300s Series desktop which I purchased in July, running Windows 10.
 
For the last week or so I was unable to get the pc to fully switch off - having to depress the power button for a few seconds to do so & then getting the error message - Error 0135: cpu fan failure on switch on, and then being given the option to continue or go into BIOS. This also occurred using the restart option.
 
I've been scared to switch off the pc for days as when I'd previously done this a few days ago it was 'dead' & only came back to life when removing the power lead & putting back in.
 
Unfortunately after switching off last night it will now not boot up. It initially comes up with the Lenovo start up screen, but then crashes or hangs and goes to blue screen. The power remains on, however. I can only get it to semi-boot like this again if I remove the power cable. It will just be constant blue screen if I switch the power switch off & on again etc.
 
Help!!!
 
Many thanks,
 
Stephen
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity and moved thread to the desktop forum.
 

A:Ideacentre 300s - PC not booting up

PS Fan is running fine. 

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Hi,After several attempts I managed to got Windows 10 to install. It was stucking at 84%. The successful attempt I choose to Keep Nothing (from the files and apps) on the beggining of the installation within Windows 8.1. The problem now with Windows 10 on the very first boot I got the "Just a moment..." and it is stucked there.How can I rollback to windows 8.1 or revover Windows 10.  Thanks

A:Ideacentre 300 Windows 10 not booting

Same issue here.Updated the WIN8.1 to WIN10. The stick freezed at 86%, recover worked but after a few minutes the system freezed again and again. Seem like some driver problem.How can I go back to WIN8.1?

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The model I'm looking at has 1 HDMI port and 1 VGA port. However, it doesn't state HDMI version.What HDMI version is included in the Ideacentre 720 and does it support 4k output?

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I have just purchased the above computer.  In the last few days it is not 'waking up' when I move the mouse or the keyboard.   The power lights are on, and the only way I can get to use it is by turning it off completely and restarting it.  Very irritating - any suggestions?

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I have purchased a Lenovo ideacentre 300 hdmi t.v. stick with Windows 10. However, does anybody have clues how to enable turbo mode for the CPU from 1.33 GHz to 1.83 GHz. I want to play some older games on the machine but not sure if 1.33 GHz will be ok. 

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Dear allplease help could some one tell me how I start/ activate the gesture control and 3d camerathanks













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A:Lenovo ideacentre AIO 700

Hi aio700 , 
 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
 
Your AIO 700 have RealSense Camera Software preloaded on your  pc along with Wave warrior , Personify , BBGoal and Out of Box Experience  apps located on the Start screen. 
 
You can click on the Start key to open Welcome to Intel RealSense 3D Camera tile  to enable it . 
Click on this video link for detailed steps. 
 
You can also find latest applications for Intel realsense on the intel site .
 
Update us how it goes.
 
 
Regards 

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Need to find a comparison list for graphic cards. I'm trying to upgrade from a 2GB ram graphics card to a 4GB ram graphics card. I cannot find anything pertinent on Lenovo's website as far as compatibility content.I'm running Windows 7 Pro SP1 & the existing graphics card is a GEforce GT630 2GB, Part no. 11201186.I'm looking at Zotac GeForce GT730, 4GB, 64 Bit, DDR3, PCI Express 2.0 x 16 now.Does anybody know if this would work or not on my machine?

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HI all,I simply cannot get the internet anymore on my desktop since the last Windows update which took hours.  The only exception is that I can get it most of the time if I tether to my phone.  However the Broadband connection is no longer working and it says I am not connected or the connection is broken.  The rest of the devices in the house connect fine to our broadband so it is an issue with this PC.  I have tried updating drivers, but am otherwise clueless.  Can anyone help please?Sarah

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I have a Lenovo ideacentre b540. windows did an update yesterday , finished doing update and asked for a restart . when it restarted the display wont come on. all the lights along the bottom light up and the indicator for the hard drive looks like the drive is loading but the screen wont come on. any thoughts ?
 

A:lenovo ideacentre b540

Hello,
Did you try to start it with basic video only? How about in safe mode?
Regards
The Cleaver
 

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I am trying to establish if the Lenovo Ideacentre AIO 300 (Desktop) has any digitizer pen (like a stylus pen) that I can use to do delicate graphics like free hand drawing directly on the display screen. Anyone know of anything please let me know.

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Hi just purchased new Lenovo all in one - it makes a lot of noise which would be the fan from the back - is there a problem with this? or is this normal to have a noisy fan with an all in one? thankyou - Lauretta 

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I am trying to figure something out with my computer. I have a Lenovo ideacentre k320 with a i5 cpu and six gigs of ram. The desktop boots but it is connected to monitor and it turns on and says it is on power saving mode and it then is asleep. I do not think it is an issue with the connection because when I unplug the connecting cable it says that there is nothing connected. I am basically wondering if it is something wrong with the computer itself or the monitor and I am wondering how to get the monitor out of power saver mode. It is an LG monitor from 2011. I am just wondering what the issue is.

A:Lenovo ideacentre k320

I am also wondering if it is an issue with the outlet

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Hi just purchased new Lenovo all in one - it makes a lot of noise which would be the fan from the back - is there a problem with this? or is this normal to have a noisy fan with an all in one? thankyou - Lauretta 

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Hey i would like to know Lenovo ideacentre 710 scpecs . Motherboard,  case, CPU, GPU , ram I ask because i wanna upgrade pcs CPU, motherboard and ram. and what's the ram place like mini ddr3 and CPU socket 

A:Lenovo ideacentre 710 specs

Hi delusia,Warm Greetings & welcome to Lenovo Community, happy to have you here.
 
Please have a look on IdeaCentre 710-25ISH Platform Specifications
 
I hope the above information helped you.
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 
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Hi, I`ve currently got a core I5 6400 s.7ghz CPU installed, could someone let me know which of the Intel Core I7 CPUs would be compatible?? Many thanks in advance for any help here.










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A:Lenovo Ideacentre AIO 700 CPU Upgrade

Here's the hardware maintenance manual for your computer: https://download.lenovo.com/consumer/desktop_pub/ic_aio-700-24&27_hmm_201601.pdf According to the manual, you can upgrade to the Intel Core i7-6700 3.4G. Refer to page 39 of the manual for instructions on replacing the CPU. For the CPU list, refer to page 68 of the manual.  Hope this helped.



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I've connected my PS4 to my Lenovo Ideacentre using HDMI In and puting the computer into TV mode. It works fine except the sound comes through the computer speakers even with headphones plugged into the audio socket on the computer.Is there a workaround so I can use the audio jack connected headphones in TV mode when using the ps4?

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Hi,  i have been ahving a issue with the above pc for a few months, the pc will freeze and nothing that i do can wake it up, the screen is still on the last thing that i was doing, I have updated drivers etc nothing seesm to correct this, it can happen 3-4 times a day and i may have only one app open or a few at a time, I have run the realiabilty tool  and nothing shows up when it crashes, the only thing i cant do is update the bios , i am still running the old one and everytime i try and update it never goes through and asks me to retry. i have run virus scans and nothing at all, any ideas would be helpful esp to manually update the biosif i can

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