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Hi guys, Looking to purchase the latest Lenovo Ideapad s540 (81NE003GIN). The standard config is an 15 8th gen and comes with 8gb of RAM and a 1TB SSD. I'd like to know what if any parts of this laptop are upgradeable, without possibly affecting the warranty. Can I upgrade my RAM to 16gb? Also, I've been told the laptop screen has a max brightness of 250 nits. Is that sufficient enough for viewing videos in HD? Also if any of you current s540 owners have any issues with baclight bleeding of keypad issues, please let me know - looking to purchase this asap. Much thanks!

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Hi guys, Looking to purchase the latest Lenovo Ideapad s540 (81NE003GIN). The standard config is an 15 8th gen and comes with 8gb of RAM and a 1TB SSD. I'd like to know what if any parts of this laptop are upgradeable, without possibly affecting the warranty. Can I upgrade my RAM to 16gb? Also, I've been told the laptop screen has a max brightness of 250 nits. Is that sufficient enough for viewing videos in HD? Also if any of you current s540 owners have any issues with baclight bleeding of keypad issues, please let me know - looking to purchase this asap. Much thanks!

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Hello Team, I have purcahsed Lenevo Ideapad S540.in this laptop i got 8Gb of DDR 4 RAM 2400 MHZ.i want to update 16 GB Ram.Can you please help me this laptop support Max 16 GB or 32 GB ram.Please check and revert back RegardsDevesh Sahu

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Hi, I as far as I know the ideapad s540 has 2 kind of panels, one with 250nit and 45% gamut, and the other is 300nit 75% gamut. I was looking for the model (81nh0031hv or 81nh0030hv) in the psref page but I can not find it. Do you know how can i find out the display type before purchasing this model?  Thanks

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So I bought  a new s540 without an os. Installed Windows 10, ran automatic updates, installed other drivers manually etc...When I connect the laptop to an external monitor nothing happens - trying on different monitors and cables.I thought I had a damaged product so went back to the store for a replacement. A few days later I got the replacement - same exact problem. The sales representative said it is probbly a problem with the whole line. Is that so? I just returned it to get my money back. Is it a known problem? I see that I'm not the only one having this problem. I've been a Lenovo user for most of my life and would like to remain one. Can you please suggest a fix? I'm not going to buy another s540 / ideapad model until I can find a solution.  Thanks, Samuel

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This morning I received my order for new memory for my laptop and after getting all excited... it didn't work   Old memory was: 1x HMT41GS6AFR8ANew memory is: 2x KVR16LSE11/8 I tried all combinations (new banks alone, 2gether with old, different slot, etc), it just never boots (no BIOS screen, nothing). I this topic: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-S-Series-ThinkPad-Yoga/Thinkpad-S540-RAM-Upgrade/td-p/1542834 I read:Your system will support DDR3 PC3-12800 & DDR3 PC3-14900 DDR3 (non-ECC), as your system was shipped with DDR3 PC3-12800, I suggest you to go for the same. You can check with 4GB PC3-12800 DDR3L SDRAM 1600MHz SODIMM.

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I want to know that Samsung 850 EVO 250 GB Laptop Internal Solid State Drive (MZ-M5E250BW) is compatible with my laptop?

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Hi everyone I just bougth an IdeaPad S540 14-API with AMD, and I'm having a problem with the usb ports. This laptop has 2 usb 3.0 ports on the right side, I'm using a Logitech mouse (probably USB 2.0)  connected to one  of those and it's working properly, but when I connect another usb 3.0 device (like my flash drive) on the available port next to it the mouse stops working. When I remove the flash drive it starts to work again. So I have an USB 2.0 hub, I connect it to the port then the mouse to the hub and the flash drive USB 3.0 to the other port on the laptop (not on the hub) and everything works fine. It semms to be a conflict when connecting a USB 2.0 to one port and a USB 3.0 to the other port, but not with the USB 2.0 hub. Do you have any idea? I updated the bios already to the last version. Thanks

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I bought Lenovo Ideapad S540 a few days ago.I want to be disable fn key(hot key).so I asked customer center in Korea, but they answered they had to check the product.I tried 3 ways, Ctrl+ESC, Lenovo Vintage program, and bios setting.When I checked manual in website, they said it's possible to be disabled hot key in bios setting,but there is no option for disabled hot key.If I send my laptop to service center, It will take few days, so I can't my laptop for work.I want to someone to solve this problem. 

A:Is there anyone who can disabled hot key Ideapad S540?

Access the BIOS (method to enter BIOS in Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 10).Once in the BIOS menu, select the Configuration tab.Select Hotkey Mode and set to Disabled.Save and Exit the BIOS menu (press F10 and then Enter).  





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Hi,I've been facing some heating problems with my IdeaPad s540. I bought it about a week ago. I was running some CFD simulations recently and I noticed the underside of the laptop was getting quite hot. On checking with core temp, all 4 cores were showing max temperatures over 80 deg celsius even with  just 50-60 percent CPU load. I ran a stress test with Cinebench and 3/4 cores hit 100 deg celsius for a couple of seconds and the fourth one had a max of 95. I ran it a few more times but now the maximum core temps were less than 90 for the most part (with no noticable drop in performance). Is this normal behaviour? I read the max safe operating temperature for the intel chip was 100 deg celsius. Does that mean the hardware will eventually get damaged? On a side note, I remember a few (small)bread crumbs slipping through the gaps in the keyboard. I tried to use a blower to get them out but they disappeared. Could they be somehow blocking the cooling system or something? Does anyone know if the keyboard is isolated from the rest of the laptop? Thanks Spoiler (Highlight to read)  

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I purchased a new Ideapad S540-14IWL recently but couldn't find a way how to connect a secondary display via HDMI. I use Windows 10 Pro. So far I've tried the following:- using different monitors;- using different HDMI cables;- installing newer and older Intel VGA drivers;- going through the Windows 10 video troubleshooter;- switching off the laptop and/or the monitor and powering them in various sequences (as suggested in a few articles I found on the Internet);- tried to switch to the second display using Win+P, of course. No matter what, Windows is not able to detect a connected display (even after I manually push the 'Detect' button). The display itself finds no signal. Surprisingly, the Lenovo diagnostics utility couldn?t identify a problem after running both the Display and the Display Interface tests. The laptop is flashed with the latest BIOS. I read other Lenovo models have similar issued when AHCI mode is selected in the BIOS rather than RST. However, switching to RST comes with a warning that the controller change will result in all the data being erased, which I can't afford.  Any help on that issue will be appreciated. 

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I have a new IdeaPad S540 Laptop.I used it for a while, connected to the power supply. Then i left it off for a week or so: today i started it again and the battery is 10% charged: why is it using the battery when off? is it normal to lose 90% of charge in a week in a turned off laptop?ThanksFabio

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Hello, the fan speed of my new Ideapad S540-13API is even at low CPU temperatures (about 40°C) and low loads (often less than 5%) too high and noisy.I updated everything with Lenovo Vantage, the UEFI version is CXCN21WW. The fan control does not change perceptibly when switching between the three Smart Power Presets. Is there any chance to change the behaviour of the probably erroneous fan control? I think this problem could be solved by changing the fan control parameters in the UEFI, but there are not any settings except the Smart Power Presets that do not affect the  Thanks in advance!

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Hello, i'm an owner of a Lenovo ideapad Z580a , i7 3632QM , 16GB RAM upgraded after the latest driver update (there were 4GB ) , SSD Samsung 850 EVO 500GB upgraded  and Nvidia 635m (2GB integrated) .Laptop runs smoothly after the upgrades but the GPU is a downer for me since im an architect. The Motherboard model is "Mobile IntelŪ HM76 Express Chipset" Is there any way i can perform an upgrade to the GPU?  even if the gpu doesn't physicaly fit inside the laptop i may be able to 3d print a new base chassis . 

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Hi, Personally, I find the included USB type-c charger a bit chunky. I'd like to buy a more compact, portable charger. I quickly tested my phone's 18W charger and the S540 was charging (though slowly, obviously). The included charger has 60W (20V, 3.25A). However, it appears to me that the majority of compact chargers has 60W (20V, 3A). Given that the 18W charger worked, I suspect a 60W charger will as well. Will constant usage of 60W instead of 65W cause any damage or problems to the Ideapad? Also, is there a way to read out the supported Power Delivery modes? Thanks!

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Hello,I recently bought a Lenovo laptop ( Lenovo IdeaPad 52015IKB-80YL) as far as now, it has worked excellent -except that HDD sound kinda rattling. I am just wondering that ? already have 1 TB HDD but ? also want to add SSD instead of DVD slot. I don't need that DVD, and ? am pretty sure that with the required stuff ? can do it. But my problem is with the warranty. If ? do it myself -since the technical services don't do- does it broke my whole warranty right? I mean ? got 3 years warranty right but HDD is not performing well, so do ? have to wait 3 years to upgrade to SSD?Thank you.

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https://www3.lenovo.com/tr/tr/laptops/ideapad/500-series/IdeaPad-510-15-inch-Intel/p/88IP5000722I have this notebook. I want to use a SSD instead of CD ROM. But I don?t understand which size of this cd rom. I need to buy 9.5 mm or 12.7 mm hddcandy? Thank you

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Hello. I have a Lenovo IdeaPad 100-15 IBD. The question is: is it possible to insert an additional, second memory bar into it for 4GB (that was 8) and whether it is possible to insert the SSD into 128GB in addition to the HDD? 

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Can anyone tell me if a lenovo ideapad 320 ABR memory can be upgraded , How many memoryslots does it have  ? , soldered ?  and any parts reference .. Any help is much appreciated  

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I was wondering if anyone has upgraded or swapped out their hdd for a solid state drive on the Ideapad 305 15IBD? My specific model number is 80NJ00F5UK, I have been able to find an mSata ssd drive which says its compatible with the 305 IBD, but not the exact model number above.  To be honest Im pretty happy with the performance of the 1TB hdd that i have but just want to confirm whether its possible or not to swap out for an ssd if I wanted to in the future.  The main reason would be to squeeze a bit more battery life, as its one area where the laptop is a bit weak. mSata SSDhttps://www.ipc-computer.eu/notebook-spareparts/lenovo/300-serie/ideapad-305-15ibd-80nj005j/hdd-12

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Hi All,  I just bought a new Lenovo IdeaPad 320S-14IKB (Model: 80X4) I3 4GB 128 10H. There are a number of upgrades i would like to do and would appreciate any answers to a couple of questions.  # Will memory from a Thinkpad T410 or T440 8GB fit straight in? (Currently 4GB) # It only has 128GB SSD, I have a Samsung Evo 240GB SSD can i do a straight swap with the current drive? # It doesn't have a backlight keyboard, do any IdeaPad models have these where i could do a straight swap? Sorry for all the questions, i have read different bits in other threads but no straight answers so thought I would ask everything in one go.  Thank you to anyone in advance for any support with these questions.  Thanks, Mark  


























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Hello lenovo, i want to suggest upgrade product to your lenovo ideapad 520 series. I think this time you to use the latest 8th generation processor intel and nvidia latest chip (mx150). I also think you can upgrade the bluetooth form 4.1 to 4.2 and it can be better if you change storage from HDD to PCle SSD. I hope you can consider my idea. Thank you for read my idea. I very love it with lenovo ideapad 520s.

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I did a crucial.com system scan and they said i can upgrade my ram to 20gb. is this really true? i figured the max is usualy 16 for a laptop like this but if it is really 20gb then that's cool. Can someone confrim? Edit: here is the link of my system scan =) http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/scanview/CF0526A131D926C3

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Hi guys, so i just decided to upgrade the CPU in this notebook, as intel core i3 with 1,8GHz is not enough for me right at this moment and would like to get i5 so everything will run smoother. The question is: is it even possible? I upgraded the RAM memory in this notebook already, it was easy to put it into the socket but are there even some CPUs available for laptops and how can they be replaced if they exist? Thanks for any advance.

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Hi guys,Is it possible to upgrade the IdeaPad S300 CPU?  The Service Manual does not seem to go any farther than HSF replacement.  













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A:CPU Upgrade For Lenovo IdeaPad S300!

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On page 62 of the manual found at:
http://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles_pub/ideapad_s300_hmm_1st_edition_jul_2012.pdf
items marked #6 are the various CPU variants. Notice the "BGA" notation. That's stands for Ball Grid Array, IIRC. Soldered to the system board, so not upgradeable other than swapping in a different system board.. If the notation had been "PGA" (Pin Grid Array), there might have been a possibility.
 
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Which ssd drive is supported for my IdeaPad 720-15IKB?  Currently it has 1TB sata drive and i want to add another ssd drive if possible..   thanks 

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Hi !i need to know if i can upgrade Ram to 8Gb i it possible My Specs : Intel core i3 2.0Ghz . Intel HD Graphic 5500 . Ram 4Gb ( see attachment )    Please i need to know ( if ) i can upgrade ram or no + what ram type i can use for upgrade ( if i can upgrade it ) My Regards .

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Hey guys, Would anyone know if I can upgrade my laptop with dual 8 gb rams with 1600 mhz speed (G.Skill 2x8GB DDR3 1600Mhz SODIMM). Help would be appreciated! Thank you










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A:Ram upgrade for my lenovo ideapad v570

AGHammer wrote:Hey guys, Would anyone know if I can upgrade my laptop with dual 8 gb rams with 1600 mhz speed (G.Skill 2x8GB DDR3 1600Mhz SODIMM). Help would be appreciated! Thank youOne thing I'm sure of is that the memory will be dictated by the processor installed. Since you have not indicated the processor used I can't give you much detail. If you base it only on the specs you can only use 2 sticks or module with a max rating of 1333 Mhz each depending on the processor. As to the other specs details you have to locate the specs of the processor that you are using in the intel site. There you will know whether you can use 1600 Mhz plus other details. One thing for sure is that the max that you can use is 16 GB only if the processor allows it since you can't find a 16 GB module in the market to achieve 32 GB per processor spec.

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hi there, I own laptop lenovo ideapad 510-15IKB 80sv00l5. I read that the max ram upgrade i can do to my laptop is up to 16GB(current is 6GB). Is that correct?? If yes which type of ram i could use to upgrade it?? 

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I bought this new laptop but no specification about RAM were provided or known at the shop.I need to know if it is possible to upgrade. If the ram can be upgraded by adding 2 sticks or 4GB Ram or if only 1 - 8GB Ram stick will work.Also i would like to know if using the cradle that is for the CD Drive can be used to add a SSD to run the machine of, but also keeping the 1TB HDD that is already on there. Thanks in advance,Awaken136

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Hello.I have a Lenovo Ideapad 110-IBR with an Intel Celeron at 1.6Ghz. I was just wondering if I could replace the current motherboard with one from a Lenovo IdeaPad 110-ISK with an AMD A8 APU for improved graphical performance.

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Can I use DDR3 1600 MHz ram for S510p? The specs say DDR3L 1600 MHz.

A:Lenovo Ideapad S510p Ram Upgrade

Dear jaykimi
 
Welcome to Lenovo forums
 
As you mentioned that the specs of thr machine states that you have to use a DDR3L Ram not DDR3
 
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Hello,Recently i've changed the little old I3 to an I7-5557U which worked fine. But i had some issues with the ram, making the computer crash every 2 hours. I wonder if it is possible to double the ram i have with one stick (8GB to 16) cuz i found a 16 GB DDR3 stick that fits in, but the PC isn't being able to boot up. So is there a way i can extend the ram ?Thanks for answering. 

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Hi I bought a Lenovo laptop about a year and a half ago the Ideapad 500-15ACZ and I have gotten attached to it due to its great performance and reliability. The thing is that this model doesn?t have a dedicated video card which makes almost impossible even launching most of the newest games. I was wondering, its there?s any way to upgrade my laptop or is it better to just sell it and buy a new one.

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Hi I am looking to upgrade the RAM on my Lenovo Ideapad 510-15IKB Laptop of model type - 80SV00FEIH. It currently has 8 GB DDR4 RAM and I was wondering what the max capacity is? Also, how many slots are available and among them, are any free? And to upgrade RAM, by opening the back of the laptop, will my warranty be voided? Sorry if this has already been answered. Thanks Sidzzz

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I recently bought a lenovo ideapad 320 which shows 4 gb of RAM and maximum expandable uptp 8 gb. I also checked the task manager which shows 1 of 2 slots used for memory. So, my question is how much extra ram i can add, is it 4gb extra in the other slot or I can add 8 gb ram in the slot?













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A:Lenovo ideapad 320 81BG004PMX ram upgrade

Hi vikramjain,
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
For models 80BG, you most likely have the 4BG soldered onboard so you can add any 8 GB 2133MHz DDR4 or a 4GB to match your current soldered RAM.
 
You can check recommended ram from the parts lookup page here.
Directions as described here on the hardware manual page 41.
 
Hope this helps answer your query.
 
Regards

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Hi, I want to give my CPU more GHZ now it's only on 2.7 (which is the default option) and i want to put on 3 or somewhere in there.How do I do it?

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Hello, I'm planning for a RAM upgrade now. Now I have 8GB in two slots. 4GB is soldered. Can I replace the other 4GB with 16GB DDR4 PC4-17000 2133MHz 260-pin SODIMM. If I can only replace it with 8GB of same spec above, what is the reason for it technically. Awaiting a technical response.

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hi lenovo users!!
first of all thank you for reading this
 
not long ago i've bought spare parts to my leptop and attended to replace them on my leptop
but when i've started to replace the parts iv'e notice that on my older upper case (the plastic that holds the keyboard and the toch-pad)
has an exstra part(greeen board that attached to the toch-pad from behind) so i thought thats a necesery part to the toch-pad and eventualy dident replace it so enyone maybe could tell my how to separete this green board and how to pin it to the new upper case cause as far that i could see this board attached to the old toch-pad
 
i'd love an answer as soon as possible 

A:Lenovo Ideapad G50-80: upgrade question

Hi lidor2585,
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
Would you have similar board on the new upper case that you ordered?
 
Checking on part number 90205216 upper case ACLU2 Upper Case Black L W/LEDSPG TPCB show similar green board for the touchpad that goes with the upper case.
 
 
 
Replacing the entire upper case includes replacing the same board so there should be no need to remove it as it is expected that it is included on the new upper case. For the same reason why the hardware manual do not offer specific instruction on touchpad board removal.
 
I hope this heps answer your query.
Update us how it goes on your end.
 
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Hi, I am going to buy a used Lenovo IdeaPad Y700 15.6". The modelnr is 80NV00JWMX It has the following spesifications: Intel Core i5-6300HQ, Nvidia GTX 960M 2GB, 8 GB DDR4 RAM, 1 TB HDD (maybe a 8 GB flash drive). I have never owned a Lenovo, just several other brands. Will it be possible to upgrade this model with a SSD, and still have the 1 TB HDD? I am thinking of a M.2 Solid State Drive.  I am going to pick up the Lenovo later today. I just wanted to clarify this before I am picking it up.   

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Hi All, I'm using Lenovo Ideapad 320S-13IKB with Core i3 7100U processor Right now I'm considering to upgrade my SSD. But I still have no idea if it support NVME only, or M.2 only, or it support both NVME and M.2. So, can anyone inform me about SSD compatibility on Ideapad 320S-13|KB? Thank you.

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hello, i just want to know how much can i upgrade my lenovo ideapad s410pspces:cpu intel core i5 4200ugpu nvidia gt 820mram (already upgraded) 16gb 1600 mhz ddr3l i found that the intel core i7 4600u has the same tdp, so it may be an option? 

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My laptop lenevo ideapad110 has windos 10 and it has non removeable battery, it does not start, only wondering and wondering, what should I do?? 

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Hi, I recently received an Ideapad 700 that came with 8gb of RAM and a 1TB 5400rpm HDD with Win10 installed on it.  Because 5400rpm is rather slow, I purchased a 128GB M.2 SSD and installed it correctly.  The computer can see it and recognize it. My issue is I am having trouble transferring Win10 from the HDD to the SSD and getting it to boot from the SSD.  It seems it just defaults to the HDD and I am not sure where I am going wrong.  Currently I have wiped the SSD and am starting from square 1. Could anyone please help me out.  I don't want to break my wife's laptop before I get a chance to give it to her.  thanks!

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