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U300s- SSD

Q: U300s- SSD

Does anybody have any idea where to purchase a replacement SSD for a U300s? Have not seen any other laptop using this type of a connector. Any help is appreciated.

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A: U300s- SSD

hi gr8bear,

Upon looking the U300s' specs, it uses a 7mm, 2.5in SATA HDD. You will need to get a 7mm, 2.5in SATA SSD for the upgrade like this one:

Vector - 7mm Low Profile SATA 3 2.5" SSD


Edit:
My bad, this is for the U300 not the U300s.

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Hi all, I know am taking you guys back a bit but needs must. Got the u300s orange, trying to restore the thing.  Boots up and runs pretty well but the owner tried to open it, ended messing the bottom chassis cover. All the plastic hook types broke off. Anyways looking to see if I can find replacement parts. Maybe lenovo got some  forgotren about stock kicking about somewhere in a warehouse or maybe somebody's got a dead one just collecting dust, and willing to make a buck or 2 please let me know and we can discuss the logistics. Cheers

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Not guaranteed to be working at your SSD, but worth to try.Please do this method on your own risk.  A few weeks ago my U300S ssd was half dead.Started with constant 100% disk usage and slow performance, then suddenly Windows fell into BSOD. I tried to restore and clean install Windows several time without any success; unable to format the ssd (somehow it was hard-locked).I came into conclusion that this poor thing was gone completely, so i should build a custom made M.2 ssd adapter. Look here: Custom U300S SSD adapterBefore this ssd is completely dismantled, i tried to BAKE it first. Nothing to lose anyway.(I had several good experiences with dead VGA and it worked nicely after i baked it.)The idea is similar with reflow, without any special tools. Do this simple steps.1. Take the ssd out from the laptop. 2. Unwrap the aluminium foil completely.3. Clean the ssd with isopropyl alcohol thoroughly. Make sure no glue or dirt or impurities on the ssd chip/pcb.4. Prepare the OVEN, pre-heat with temperature around 220 Celcius. Electric or Gas oven just the same.5. Use aluminium balls  or cup as support. Do not put SSD directly on the pan !! (see picture below)6. Put SSD into hot oven, let it baked for 8-9 minutes. And then turn the oven off.7. Open the oven door a little bit, let it cool down slowly for around 30 minutes.8. Re-wrap the SSD with aluminium foil and try it on your U300S. Done.Here the results. No more 100% Disk Usage.&n... Read more

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Hi all, I know am taking you guys back a bit but needs must. Got the u300s orange, trying to restore the thing.  Boots up and runs pretty well but the owner tried to open it, ended messing the bottom chassis cover. All the plastic hook types broke off. Anyways looking to see if I can find replacement parts. Maybe lenovo got some  forgotren about stock kicking about somewhere in a warehouse or maybe somebody's got a dead one just collecting dust, and willing to make a buck or 2 please let me know and we can discuss the logistics. Cheers
 
Mod's Edit: Additional information added to Subject line for clarity of issue.
 

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Hi, Where could I find the 14-pin layout of U300s SSD card? Thanks in advance!

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Hi,  I have received a u300s and the one button restore is not working.  im guessing the partition was  wiped.   any idea where i can get media to restore .. i have the windows 7 serial number... but like i said systems doesnt boot. Thanks

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Hi everyone,I need to know, where can i buy a SSD with 256gb for Lenovo U300S? thanks.

A:Where can i buy a SSD with 256gb for Lenovo U300S

 Look at this on eBay http://www.ebay.in/itm/112372265951

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I have a Lenovo IdeaPad U300s which has died, and of course I don't have current backups. I figure the SSD still has my data, and thought I'd just pull the SSD and read it on another computer, but I don't know what kind of adaptor I need to use. The SSD isn't in a typical hard drive case, it looks more like a memory card with a series of chips, but instead of edge connectors that go into a bus slot, it has a connector to a ribbon cable on one end. You can see a picture on page 58 of the hardware manual: https://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles_pub/ideapad_%20u300_u300s_u400_hmm_1st_edition_oct_2011... Does anyone have any hints on how I could read this data? Feel free to chastize me for not making backups :-)











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A:How to read the SSD pulled from a Lenovo U300s?

Hi there. Your computer uses a Mini PCIe SSD. If you want to retrieve your data, you will need to buy a Mini PCIe SSD adapter to USB. There are many options for such on Amazon, eBay, etc.




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Hi there,  i've upgraded my u300s to win 10 and I can't  turn the touchpad off anymore.   does anybody know a way to do this please?

A:u300s touchpad won't turn off in windows 10

Hi there, Llewh -
Thank you for writing in to the Lenovo Forum - happy to have you here today.
 
I think these steps might work.
 

Go to the upper right side (corner) of the screen to bring out the charms menu and go into PC Settings.
Click on PC and Devices.
You should see something related to mouse or TouchPad.
If there is an option, you can disable it.

You can also try these,

Go to Control Panel.
Click on Device Manager.
Find and Click on Mice and other pointing devices.
Select the MousePad and right click on it.
If there is an option then DISABLE it or click on PROPERTIES.
Go to the Driver tab and click Disable.

Update us how it goes.
           
 
 
Regards,
 
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Hello!I recieved (very) used Lenovo U300s from a collegue for 'repair and restore'. Apparently she wanted to try out Linux, and in the process she wiped out the hard drive. After realizing, that Linux does not suit her taste, she asked me to return it to (ioriginal) Windows 7 or 10. And now comes the hard part. The laptop does not come with COA sticker - neither on the underside, not inside (I checked the inside of cover and under the battery). Of course the laptop came without any recovery media, and the owner absolutely ignored making backups. Is the key lost, or is there still a way to retrieve it? I talked with her, and she seems ok with possibly updating to Windows 10, but I still need (I think) to install even for a while genuine Windows 7 to reserve Windows 10 key. Is there any other way to install directly Windows 10 that's genuine? What can I do now?













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A:Getting Windows 7 back on U300s after complete wipe

hi Vatharian,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
If the U300s came preloaded with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit as listed in this datasheet then you will need to do the following:
 
1. Download a Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit ISO (you can get this on the net) or if you can't find a Home Premium version, any Windows 7 64-bit ISo should do and just create a universal Windows 7 installation disc (see this guide).
 
2. After getting the ISO, follow this guide on how to create a bootable Win7 flashdrive and use it to install Win7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit on the U300s. If successful, Windows will automatically read the product key in the motherboard and will activate your copy of Windows.
 
Tip:
Once Windows is installed, you can view the product key using this guide (see Options 2 to 6)
 
3. After Win7 is installed and activated, follow this guide on how to upgrade to Windows 10 (see Step 3) then activate it.
 
Note:
You will need to the procedure above to get an activated copy of Windows 10. If you perform a clean install of Windows 10 on first attempt. you will need to start over from the top (unless you have a retail key to activate Windows 10).
 
More info:
How to Activate and resolve common Product key issues in Windows 10
 
 
Hope this helps you out.
 
Regards

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I have read that the normal drive erase is not a good idea for SSD's. I have also read that most SSD manufacturers should have a utility that will allow you to force it to flush deleted data. Does anyone know if this is available thru Lenovo. The SSD controller is a Jmicron but I did not see any utilities on their website.
 
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I was dual booting Windows 8.1 Update and Ubnutu 14.04 From the windows disk manager I deleted all Ubuntu partitions and rebooted my notebook. I was immediatlly present with the grub rescue promt. Normally this is a quick and easy fix, by booting a windows USB/CD and repairing the windows MBR.  My problem is I can't access the bios or the boot menu to change the boot order. Nothing I've tried has let me get into the bios to set my USB stick as the first boot option.  Using the small recovery key button on the side of the notebook which normally boots the notebook to the screen where you can choose which drive to boot does the same as the power button. There is no bios flash screen or abililty to press any keys before getting to the grub screen.  I've drained the battery and left over night hoping this would reset the state it seems to be stuck in but that also did nothing.  Here is a short video showing what happens when I boot the notebook http://youtu.be/2FpC2Deuawk   

A:U300s: Cannot access BIOS to change boot order

peavers wrote:I was dual booting Windows 8.1 Update and Ubnutu 14.04 From the windows disk manager I deleted all Ubuntu partitions and rebooted my notebook. I was immediatlly present with the grub rescue promt. Normally this is a quick and easy fix, by booting a windows USB/CD and repairing the windows MBR.  My problem is I can't access the bios or the boot menu to change the boot order. Nothing I've tried has let me get into the bios to set my USB stick as the first boot option.  Using the small recovery key button on the side of the notebook which normally boots the notebook to the screen where you can choose which drive to boot does the same as the power button. There is no bios flash screen or abililty to press any keys before getting to the grub screen.  I've drained the battery and left over night hoping this would reset the state it seems to be stuck in but that also did nothing.  Here is a short video showing what happens when I boot the notebook http://youtu.be/2FpC2Deuawk   I think the problem is in deleting Ubuntu. According to this video after the deletion of the Ubuntu partitions they must be combined back to the Windows partition.

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My Ideapad U300s is disabled by Intel Anti-theft technology. I have been so long trying to contact Intel & McAfee but they replied this technology is end-of-life, and I should contact Lenovo .. Please help!!

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