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Ideapad 720-15 81C7 - installing M.2 SSD vs. warranty

Q: Ideapad 720-15 81C7 - installing M.2 SSD vs. warranty

Hello, I want to update an Ideapad 720-15 81C7 laptop by adding M.2 SSD drive. Will warranty be void if I do it myself (according to steps from the Hardware Maintenance Manual of course).

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Hi,
 
Can you answer me on next questions. I bought Lenovo Ideapad 720-15IKB (Type 81C7), SN:R9****** in Serbia, but I am living Malta. If something happend where I can send it to repair it? Where in Malta you have service provider? Is this model have intenational warranty so I dont need go back to Serbia if something happend???
 
Thank you in advance.
 
Moderator note: serial number removed to prevent abuse.  For reference associated MT-M is 81C70014YA
 
 

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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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I purchased an Ideapad 320 laptop in the US, although I live in the UK. I haven't had an issue with the laptop itself, but the US power adapter that was supplied with the machine has a fault, it now only works when I twist the wire going into the transformer end, I think it has a bad connection. I opened a support ticket on Lenovo UK's website and they just replied telling me that as the laptop has a US serial number they have no obligation to provide warranty service for it, because they only provide warranty service for European laptops apparently. Surely a product from another European country would have to be serviced under the international warranty in the UK? Their argument makes no sense. They said I need to contact Lenovo US and sent me their US phone number, but I'm not prepared to phone a US number from the UK, that would be prohibitively expensive and I can't see any way to email them or open a support ticket online, they seem to be only contactable by phone. They even had the audacity to send me a link to a website where I could BUY a new charger, for a laptop that is still in warranty and one I was lead to believe had an international warranty! I don't understand why Lenovo UK can't inspect or send me a new charger under the international warranty. The Ideapad 320 is sold in the UK with a UK plug, they are dual voltage so it doesn't matter if it's replaced with a US charger ordered from the US or the equivalent UK charger. Can anyone expl... Read more

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Hi,I bought a Lenovo Ideapad 700 15ISK, with a M.2 SSD slot, but without the SSD. Will I lose the warranty if I open the cover to install it myself? Thank you.

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Hi!I'm trying to figure out if the 320s is included in the iws program, so I could upgrade from my good old u430.I called the Israeli Lenovo number and they said that Lenovo stopped the IWS completely, is that true?Thanks,Shlomi

A:IdeaPad 320s International Warranty

Hello and welcome,
 
I can't give you a 100% answer, but from what I can see on the support site the 320s does not have an IWS option, but other machines certainly do.
 
Going to SUPPORT above, entering IdeaPad 320s and then checking IWS, there is no phone list, and no offer to enter a serial number.  Doing the same thing with a Yoga 920 does produce an international contact list.  Using a ThinkPad model # asks for a SN, and will presumably offer a contact list once that's entered.
 
FWIW,
Z.

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I want to buy https://www.shoplenovo.co.in/ideapad-520-slim-i5-8gb-win-10-1tb-hdd-81bl0072in.html and upgrade its RAM and install an SSD. Customer support on 1800-3000-9991 and 1800-3000-8465 have told me that it has two RAM slots and it will come pre-installed with 8 GB DDR4 RAM x 1. I can just buy another 8 GB DDR4 memory stick and install it. They also said I can take out the 1 TB HDD and install an SSD up to 512 GB. BUT, they said I have to go to a service center and ask them to do it. Unfortunately, for a range of issues, I do not trust a Lenovo service center with a brand new ?65k laptop and ?15k in parts + additional cost for labor/shipping etc. If I get the RAM and SSD installed from my existing trusted and reliable computer guy (who will do it in front of me in 30 minutes and not charge thousands of rupees), will I lose my 1 year on-site and 1 year accidental damage protection warranty?

A:Ideapad 520 Slim warranty query

Hi Smartflight,
 
Greetings.
 
In general, upgrades should not void the warranty as long as no parts would get damaged during and after the process.
This is however different from each region.
 
Since it would involve opening the chassis then best to call in technical support in your location to get the tech advise regarding its relation to upgrades and warranty.
 
Hope this helps answer your query.
 
Regards

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Hi,  My Ideapad 710s which is only like 8 months old is currently with Lenovo for a warranty repair.  The comma key became loose and fell off the keyboard, the little clips on the back were broken so I was wasn't able to clip it back on.  I sent it to Lenovo under my 3 year warranty and now they are refusing to fix it under the warranty.  What can I do about this?  Why would anyone break their comma key on purpose? The rest of the laptop is in perfect condition so it is clear that I have not abused the laptop, every other key is absolutely fine.  Seeing that it was simply a matter of clipping a new key on, I asked Lenovo to just post me one out and I would do it myself. They refused, and made me send it in. I did this, and now they are going to try and charge me for the postage which I didn't want to pay for anyway because the repair was so minor!!!  This will be the last Lenovo product I ever buy if they are so petty and treat their customers so badly over such a small repair that any reasonable person can see is a manufacturing fault.  I am furious about this, and hopefully you guys can give some advice.  Thanks

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Hello, I am newbie and I would be like to ask about lenovo waranty... I need delete all partition of the disk in my ntb with active basic waranty. Then I must create new partition and is needed clean installation of win10.Will be please waranty still active or not? Thanks for reply

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My lenovo idea pad 100-15ibd ran into a problem while I was on it, not allowing me to do anything. So I turned the laptop off, and tried to turn it back on. When I did this it went into an auto repair, trying to fix disc errors. I let this run for more then 40 hours, before finally stopping it and turning the laptop off. When I did this, anytime I tried to turn the laptop on it would just sit on the Lenovo splash art, and I couldn't bring up a console with f8.
 
At this point I started looking up support on the forums, and found something about cutting all power, and removing the battery. To do this with my Ideapad, I had to take it apart, some. I DID break a lenovo sticker, that was hiding a screw. I assume that is how they would know if it had been opened. Cutting the power didn't work, so instead I took it to a nearby compute repair store. They told me it would likely cost more then half the laptops worth to fix, because it needed a new hard drive, and to be completely reset.
 
So I'm really just trying to see, if the one year warranty that IS still active, according to your website, had been fully voided; And if I'm just going to have to suck it up and drop the benjis.  Or if there is a chance that I could still have it fixed through its warranty. Any help is appreciated. 
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity. Also removed the underlining from entire post for better readability.
 

A:Ideapad 100-15IBD - Voided warranty?

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
 
Sorry hear of your problem.  Most Lenovo Service Centers realize that folks will open their laptops in order to upgrade the various components.  Although opening the cover on a model like yours will void the warranty, the service center at times overlook that fact provided no damage was done.  The best I can say is contact Lenovo Support and explain the situation to them and get their opinion.  Regardless of what I write here, they will have the ultimate say as to whether the warranty is voided.  You might also check to see if there is a service center in your area where you could bring the machine in and explain the problem in person.  You can use the Service Locator below to see what is in your area......
 
http://lenovo.force.com/bplocator
 
Lenovo Support - USA1-877-453-668624 hours a day 7 days / week
 

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Does this model have international warranty?80ST0025US

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If I upgrade RAM and SSD myself, will it void the warranty ? Need to add 8GB and SSD to my laptop.The backcover needs to come out for this, hence the question

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Dear forum members, i have bought an Ideapad 520 with a 500GB HDD and 4GB of RAM. I would like to install another RAM module to double the memory to 8GB, and an M.2 SSD to make my PC run super fast. Will i lose the 2 year warranty if i do this by myself?

A:Adding an SSD and more RAM to the Lenovo Ideapad 520 - will i lose the warranty?

Hi martinszathmari,
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
Doing upgrades would require opening the machine thus, such parts are considered FRU (field tech replaceable unit). Although in some regions like US, upgrades will not void the warranty unless other parts would get broken during the process. Similar discussion here.
 
Added parts have separate warranty from the system so it would be best to keep the original parts tied to the laptops warranty just in case any repair service is needed.
 
It is therefore recommended to call technical support in your region to check.
 
I hope this helps answer your query.
Update us how it goes.
 
Regards

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Good afternoon. My screen started freezing with colored stripes after a reboot (just closed and opened the screen).At first the store where I bought it, they said It could be a bad connection between the screen and motherboard.If I keep some pressure just like when you open the screen, it works almost just fine (just a little flickering) Now they said something is broken, and needs to be replaced. Also, they said warranty doesn't cover this. (a new full hd screen costs over 170?...) It definitely wasn't an accident, just caused by normal use... So, I'm wondering if the warranty really covers this? (whoever owns a ideapad 700 knows the screen isn't really that robust)The laptop is still in the 2 years warranty of Lenovo. Best regards,Pedro

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Hi guys, this would mark my 1st post here, so kindly ignore if i make or dont follow the norms.(Thanks) Today morning, I am seeing this Red Scar on my screen plus extra brightness on the screen corner( very mintue in nature but it's catching my eyes.). Regarding the Red scar, i don't have any idea why it showed up. The laptop didn't receive nay external damage or anything like that but it's still showed up, To see the scar, i have attached the image with the post as well.red scar    So what should i do now? (the product is in warranty as well) PS The bright led is tough to capture as its not visible in clicks but its there.

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Hello I have just bought an IdeaPad 320S 14IKB, Intel i5, 8gb of RAM and 128gb SSD. I want to add an HDD of 2tb. So, I have a couple of questions: 1) is this HD compatible with my laptop: Seagate BarraCuda 2 TB 2.5 Inch Internal Hard Drive (7 mm Form Factor, 128 MB Cache SATA 6GB/s Up to 140 MB/s), part number ST2000LM015 2) If I add this additional component without damaging the laptop, can I brake the warranty or have a problem with the warranty?  Thanks for your help. Francesco    

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HiThe story is,I bought this notebook I installed windows 10, and I'm really happy with it,but I think it needs more memory, so I want to upgrade it.I done this many times with other manufacturer's notebook's,and I want to ask if I want to change in this, is the warranty gona remain in my notebook ??(I've got 2 year and I dont want to waste it)Whic is the best brand memory I can buy for this ?? Thank you for your answear,have a nice day













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A:IdeaPad 110-15ACL(80TJ007HHV) memory replacement and warranty

Hi ben800, 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
 
As per platform specification : 
ideapad 110-15ACL 1xSO-DIMM socket DDR3L-1600MHz  8GB Max memory
 
OEM recommended FRU list can be checked from the hardware manual downloadable from the support website.
 
Regards

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I am using a Ideapad 100s (the 11" 200$ windows laptop)The laptop is over a month old and  I have had so many issues espesially on the build qualityAt first there was a whinning sound on the screen after the bightness gets bellow 95%  and the mouse pointer was moving by itself randomlySo I would send it back to Lenovo after the hollydays were oven (because I needed a computer to study as I was away from home).On this month I got sooo many issues:-The "U" key broke off as I was typing(The U and P keys height is lower than the rest of the key's)-The spacebar key is only registered if I tap it with some force on the center -The left  click on the touchpad was not placed at the same height (I didint notice at first) so it's not as taptile as the right click -Screen sometimes will remain black on boot untill I forceshutdown-And the blue paint on the back gets off!!(I've notice this after the edges turned from blue to white,So I started rubing a piece of paper on the back of the screen.Anddd Guess What the paint transefed to the paper).So will warranty cover any of theese problems?I Also heard that the service center on Greece has bad reputation and that makes me a litle worried ... :/

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I was given the Ideacentre 710 desktop as a very unexpected Christmas present. I hadn't planned on getting a new computer until I could get high speed internet - I'm stuck on dialup. My choices are to use a USB dialup modem or install an internal PCI-E dialup modem. Would installing an internal modem myself void the warranty? I tried contacting customer service but I was hoping to get email or chat support, but Lenovo doesn't do that. It's very inconvenient to do phone support (assuming that's free). So I'm hoping someone here might know something about this. Thanks.

A:Installing PCI-E Card - Void Warranty?

Hi lilbblu87
 
Thanks for posting and welcome to the forum!
 
So long as nothing inside your PC is damaged and no warranty stickers are removed, I don't see it being an issue in regards to the warranty. It would also need to be removed should you ever need a repair under warranty. I would however suggest you contact US support using this link, pop in your SN and then on the right hand side click on 'Chat with a support agent' or 'Email support' so they can advise you further. 
 
Hope this help you and let us know how you get on----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Did someone help you today? Thank them with a Kudo! If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!
 
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I was given the Ideacentre 710 desktop as a very unexpected Christmas present. I hadn't planned on getting a new computer until I could get high speed internet - I'm stuck on dialup. My choices are to use a USB dialup modem or install an internal PCI-E dialup modem. Would installing an internal modem myself void the warranty? I tried contacting customer service but I was hoping to get email or chat support, but Lenovo doesn't do that. It's very inconvenient to do phone support (assuming that's free). So I'm hoping someone here might know something about this. Thanks.

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On my 8 month old laptop I have Windows Vista Home Premium. My friend has a copy of Windows 7 that I can use on mine.

I got the 2 year warranty with the laptop but I wonder if installing Windows 7 over my Windows Vista will void my laptop's warranty? Would dual-booting be able to prevent it if it will void the warranty?

I would rather not dual boot because I would have to keep the 10GB or so of Vista files as well; I would rather just do an Upgrade install and take all my files from the Windows.old folder and drag them onto my Windows 7 account.

Hope someone can help me... If I needed to make a rescue disk for Vista I could do that as well if it's easier, then just reinstall from the disk in case something goes wrong with the warranty?

Computer: HP dv6-1030us 64-bit Intel Core2Duo processor, 4 GB RAM

ETA: The laptop does have a recovery partition on it

A:will installing windows 7 void my warranty?

What are the terms of the warranty? Read the fine print. Is the warranty from HP or from a retailer? Do you have a copy of the warranty?

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I am totally disappointed in Lenovo's customer support. My lenovo 710s was bought less than 1 year ago (as of 10/6/2017, when I sent it in for repairs) and had 2 years warranty (1+1 year of extended warranty). I sent my laptop for repair due to a white spot issue on the monitor, affecting viewing of webpages and videos. However, the laptop was returned after 3 weeks without any fixes/repairs, as Lenovo claimed that it was a cosmetic issue. I wrote a message on their customer care website on 3/7/2017. However, they ignored me and there was no reply to date.  I thought Lenovo is a reliable and popular brand. However, it turned out to be a horrible decision, much to my dismay! 

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My kid has been using this laptop and loved it, but mentioned a while ago it was difficult to power it back on after turnned it off. However she managed to work around by putting it in hibernate/sleeping mode only, or recycling the system many times (by holding on power button to force it off). The issue was black screen (no Lenovo logo) but computer was on. I didn't pay much attention because she can still make it work, and I was too busy. Last week, there was a windows update (again) and the computer was forced recycle. It never comes back alive again. The same, computer is humming, but no any visual output on screen, just black. Tried novo button, bootable USB, external monitor, all no use. Check the warranty, just over by 2 months! Asked the service store, to fix will cost at least $200-$300 to replace the motherboard! It does not make sense when spent a bit more could buy a new notebook. But my kid liked it and it does not make sense to throw it away either, when it still looks pretty new and only being used very lightly (schoolwork only). It is sad, especially the brand has been gainning my trust. I probably don't expect a "good" solution either from Lenovo or community, but just throw my frustration here (only because have just registered the account and there is no support email or web form). If Lenovo want to make customer happy, the part shouldn't be so expensive for a short-lived laptop! Just by the way, there are many posts about Ideapad's black screen i... Read more

A:Lenovo Ideapad U410 - no screen output or black screen, and just out of warranty

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
 
Sorry to hear of all the problems.  Here are a couple of things to try........
 
First, try a reset of the BIOS.  The procedure can be useful in resolving some hardware conflicts which your computer may have.  Just do this......
 
1. Unplug the charger / adapter. 2. Press and hold the Power Button for 15 seconds. 3. Plug in the charger / adapter if needed and power up the system to see if the problem was resolved.
 
If you are comfortable working inside your laptop. try this........
 
Try the reset again with the battery removed.
 
If the reset didn't resolve the problem then you may have a failed piece of hardware preventing the bootup. Remove the battery, hard drive, optical drive, memory, wireless card and bluetooth if it is installed. Now try to power up the stripped laptop. With all the hardware removed you should have lights come on and it may possibly beep since there is no memory installed. If the laptop is showing signs of life start adding hardware one piece at a time starting with a memory module and boot up the laptop. If it doesn't power up try the memory in the other slot. Also try the other memory module separately in both slots if two are available. If it is still showing signs of life add another piece and boot. Do this for each item until it doesn't power up again. The last piece of hardware installed is your problem part.
 
The link below is for your model's Hardware Main... Read more

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I purchased both the required cable(https://www.encompassparts.com/item/10652795/Lenovo/5C10K25544/Ct_cables_Internal), and the bracket(https://www.encompassparts.com/item/10653242/Lenovo/5B40K25518/Mn_misc_Internal), that I believe are required to install an hdd, in addition to the 256 gb ssd in the m.2 slot. Could someone give me step-by-step instructions to the installation of the hdd?

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I bought a Lenov Ideapad 510 15IKB on 14th April 2017. Now I'm facing 2 issues with the warranty registration and warranty upgrade: Issue#1On April 16th I registered the base warranty of my product as it should start from the purchase date of my product. After few email conversations for purchase proof, finally on 3rd May, I received email confirming the base warranty registration of my product. It was starting from 14th April 2017 and ending on 13th April 2018. I checked the same on lenovo website. But few days back when I again checked the warranty status, it was restored to factory warranty (15 Oct 2016 - 13 nov 2017). I don't know why this happened and how this happened. When I contacted lenovo, they said that warranty is updated in their database but how can I beleive when I can't see this on warranty lookup section of the Lenovo official website. I have also attached the screen shot of warranty lookup page as of today (22 June 2017). Issue#2I registered for 2 year warranty extension under Back To School offer (Ticket Number - ADP-BTS-025399) on www.buyalenovo.com and made a payment of INR 999/- on 6th May 2017. On 10th May, i received an email confirming the receipt of payment and in the same email, it was mentioned that warranty certificate will be mailed to me within 7 bussiness day, but till the date I've not received any warranty certificate, I've sent so many emails in last one week, but I didn't receive any reply to any email. I tried to reach the A... Read more

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I bought a brand new Lenovo ideapad 305 from Argos. It has buzzing noise since I bought it. Called the Lenovo support centre in UK and the lady told me politely it is better if I take it back to Argos and they will help me. So I did that. The problem is, that Argos is really noise, of course we couldn't hear the noise as it is not that loud, but I am pretty sure, there is some problem. The lady told me she cannot do anything as we can't hear anything. Not the noise why I am woirred about. I am worried about the impact that can happen in the future, and maybe it will be after my warranty is expired. So my question is, why do I have a bloody warranty for the laptop if noone lift even a finger to help me? Is anyone had problem with Lenovo warranty or customer service?

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Finally, I can make a thread, and now I have Lenovo ID, a Lenovo Community Forums Account, and a Lenovo Store account; none of which work together. I tried installing Windows 7 on the Ideapad 310, but I had to turn on legacy bios in order to boot off a flash drive, but the error given on the windows 7 installer says ?Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk is not of the GPT partition style?. I'd rather not wipe the disk and convert it to MBR if I don't have to. Is there a way to preserve the current partition setup and install windows 7 over the current windows 10 partition?

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Hey Everyone. I have this model - IdeaPad 100 - 15IBD. ( I3 5th Gen, 4 GB, Dos) ...  I have installed Windows 6 - 64 Bit, i am not getting the performace i should get, so i am trying to install all the possible drivers. There is one thing showing as "Unknown Device" in my computer and when i open it's properties i see ACPI\MSFT0101 in Details Tab. Please help me with the appropriate driver for the same.   Also, please suggest how can i improve the performace of the system ? Is upgrading to 8 GB Ram would work ?    Thanks,Jyoti

A:Need help in installing drivers - Ideapad 100

Hi Jyothi,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Forums.
 
For the ACPI\MSFT0101 unknown device you can also simply disable Intel PTT (Platform Trust Technology). On Intel NUCs Visual BIOS: BIOS Setup <F2> Advanced - Security - Security Features pane - uncheck Intel Platform Trust Technology.
 
Secondly, Other than the specific applications that hog your RAM, if you think bumping your RAM from 4GB to 8GB is going to increase the speed of a regular application-like a video game?you should think again. The only thing that additional RAM does is allow your computer to do more things at once, not actually make it faster. 
 
Please go through this link.    
 
I hope the above information helps.
 
Regards,
Shashi
 
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sir service engineer told me that your ram socket burns due to heat or power fluctuation  and so we have to change your motherboard for that and this is not covered in your warranty. i have adp warranty .So can i arugu with them in these conditions  ?Is warranty doesnot cover issue due to power fluctuation , which cover accidental protection, too ?

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I just got my Lenovo Ideapad 700-15isk on the mail today, bought it with freedos (I already have a retail w10 license I want to transfer to it). Last night I prepared my bootable w10 usb and tested it on my old laptop to verify it works. No problem. I can't get it to work on the Lenovo, no matter what Bios settings I choose. I don't really mind if it's UEFI or Legacy at this point, I'm reinstalling next week when I get my new ssd disk, I just want to be able to get windows in for now. My usb stick is formatted as fat32, with windows 10 64-bit, I got the ISO using the media creation tool from Microsoft, and put it into the usb with rufus. At first, I was getting a winload.efi error (with either uefi, legacy, legacy first, uefi first and all variations you can think of). I redid the usb, this time just mounting the ISO file and copying the files manually. Now I'm getting winload.exe file might be damaged or missing. The mystifying thing is that the installer boots just fine on my old asus laptop. It's been years since the last time I did this, so I'm probably missing something obvious. Can anybody guide me on how to get the windows install screen to come up on this machine? Thank you in advance. 

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TL;DR: The Lenovo supplied driver refuses to install. Can anyone point out a place I can find older Lenovo NVidia drivers? ---------- My ideapad (Windows 10, 64 bit) came preinstalled with NVidia drivers version 359.37 for the GTX 950M in it. These worked fine. Then Windows 10 decided to overwrite those with a non-Lenovo NVidia driver through Windows Update. Those will not allow any OpenGL-using program to run at all, so I'm looking for a driver that actually works. I would think Lenovo driver downloads would be the best location for this, but the only one I can find there now is 376.67. That refuses to install, complaining that "This graphics driver could not find compatible graphics hardware". I have also tried all the drivers NVidia allows me to download, and those all have different critical faults, ranging from refusing to install, freezing on the Windows login screen, crashing any program by "denied access to graphics hardware", and causing bluescreens every 30 seconds or so. Ideally, I'd want the newest driver in a working form. Lacking that, I'd like to have the Lenovo 359.37 driver back.  But I can't find the installation files for that anywhere. The only way I've found to get it is by factory resetting my computer, but that only lasts me about an hour before Windows decides to automatically destroy my driver again - in spite of "blocking" the update with Microsoft's update hiding tool. Can anyone point out a place I can find older Lenovo NVi... Read more

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Last week I swapped out the HDD with a new Kingston SSD in my Ideapad Z710 and I ordered a HDD caddy.Everything ran fine with the SSD but after installing the caddy I keep running into a bootloop (Lenovo startup screen keeps splashing). The HDD is formatted so there are no boot partitions left on it and I have the boot priority set to the SSD. All changes I've tried making in the BIOS did not help. The only way to boot the computer is clicking the Onekey recovery button and booting through the Boot menu, which strangely only shows the SSD. Has anyone else encountered this problem and would be able to help?

A:Ideapad Z710 bootloop after installing HDD Caddy

I've the same problem. I try reinstalling SO, resetting bios and switching the ssd as 1st drive (I moved the SSD on the hdd bay, and the old HDD on the dvd caddy.) I did a clean install of Windows 10 on the SSD, keeping the old hdd only for data. (both the hdd have gpt partition, and I erase completely the old hdd). Nothing, the bootloop goes on as you describe. Anyone has the solution?

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Have an 11S that I am upgrading the SSD from 125 to 5oo msata. Had 8.1 now installing 10. When setup asks where to install the OS it shows no drives. I may need to add a driver to the win 10 disk before I burn it. Have 2 chipset options at lenovo support. both are exe files. Where would I add them? OR If I put them on a USB drive can I add them that way using the tool to add drivers within the install? When I put them on a thumb drive, I can not access them from the list of options to load a driver.

A:ideapad yoga 11s does not see new hard drive when installing OS

Can you see the SSD in the BIOS?

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Hello I thought id try my luck on here. I was given an Lenovo Ideapad 110S with an EMMC drive with the partitions deleted. Ive been trying to install Windows 7 and or 10 with no luck. I'm constantly getting hit with a "windows cannot be installed on this disk" error when I delete or create a new partition. the "next" button is highlighted but whenever I try to click it I get hit with the following message:

"Windows cannot be installed to this disk. this computers hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure that the disks controller is enabled in the computers BIOS menu"

The BIOS that I have does not give me the option to change the disks controllers settings. the best I can do is change my UEFI/Legacy support settings and that doesnt seem to help with the situation. I tried looking for a recovery disk/files on the website but its still under maintainces and doesnt look like it'll be finished anytime soon since it was supposed to be live and ready from Noon today EST. Is there a fix for this? A way to updated my BIOS to get these features I need to change it? HELP> ME> PLZ>
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 41.2

My dell xps 15 9550 was purchased with a 3yr extended warranty.  After getting an email offering to sell an extended warranty, I checked the dell warranty status.  Sure enough, no extended warranty appears.  Is this a system problem or do I need to do something.
Thanks

A:extended warranty not showing up in warranty status

Was it ordered from Dell, or from a third party - or puchased through a retailer?

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RELEVANCY SCORE 41.2

sir hi actually i bought my lappi last year in the month of may 25th and since i was in last year of my collage i did not bother  to extend becouse of money issue. can i extend the warranty of the lapptop now ??pls help and if yes then what all the procedure i need to follow. ?  w/w  aayan akash. 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 41.2

Hi Lenovo Forum, Yesterday when I started my computer it showed the lenovo splash screen and the screen then turned black and nothing happened. I tried restarting the computer etc. but nothing seemed to help, so I decided to do a complete reinstall of Windows 10. Everything went fine until Windows Update installed the Intel® HD Graphics 4400 driver. About 80 % into the insatllation it plays the windows sound of something getting unplugged and the screen turned black (like before the complete reinstalllation and format). I have been able to get into the computer again by forcing it to shutdown and turn it on in safe-mode and disable the Intel® HD Graphics 4400 driver. I have tried to install an older version of the driver but it did not help.Therefore I am asking all of you if you have experiened anything like it and if you have a solution? Best regards,Rasmus Villebro

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RELEVANCY SCORE 41.2

  So I ordered the Ideapad Y700 15ISK with 256gb SSD and no HDD with the intension of installing an extra hard drive (probably HDD because it's cheaper). From what I've read on the forums people say that it's missing some cable(?) to plug in a 2.5" hard drive even though there is a slot for it. Would I be able to take out my 2.5" hard drive from my current Lenovo Flex laptop and plug it in to the Y700. As far as I know both should use 2.5" SATA 3 which means I should have no problem right?Alternatively I've been thinking of buying a new hard drive, but I still have no idea what's compatible with what so would something like This be compatibe? (Sorry about the site being in norwegian, but it should still be understandable as the specs are in english).

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