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Lenovo Ideapad S340-15IWL M.2 PCIE Interface speed?

Q: Lenovo Ideapad S340-15IWL M.2 PCIE Interface speed?

Hello all y'all.... that is the plural of y'all in case you were interested : ).... I'm a Texan !! Could somebody please tell me the M.2 Interface speed of the Lenovo Ideapad S340-15IWL ? The Toshiba hard drive that was installed was a PCIE 3 x2, and I only have another x2 here at the house so I have no way of knowing if it will support x4. Dang... specs everywhere on this gem but no info on the interface speed... looked EVERYWHERE ! Don't want to waste money on a Samsung 970 Pro if if doesn't support the x4 interface. Thanks in advance Bob

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Hello, i'm thinking tot buy this notebook.Will this one work with my ThinkPad usb-c dock?It's okay if it doesn't charge the laptop. Screen, printer, keyboard and mouse should work through the dock.

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I have an ideapad S340-15IWL, the 81N8003SUS model to be exact. Core i5-8265U, 8 gigs RAM, 15.6" monitor and 256 GB SSD. Purchased via walmart.com, as the eact same model at Staples was sold out, as I purchased this at the start of september. I've had it the three months total. Last tuesday night in the middle of a programing assignment for a college class the screen went black (black as in no signal, as if somoene cut the connector) and the entire machine was unresponsive. Holing the power button or Novo button did nothing until this morning (thrusday morning) when the battery finally gave out and the machine was able to be rebooted. Tuesday via live chat a service rep said to leave it overnight and see if the battery drains. It lasted until last night sometime. yesterday (wednesday) I contacted lenovo support and they suggested it may be a hardware issue inside the machine and are sending out a box and opened up a ticket, as it' is under warranty being only three months old. The machine booted up this morning via holding the Novo button and booting normally. Is this a hardware issue? Is it known? Will it happen again? Should I send it back anyways? There's no way to open it up and disconnect the battery without voiding the warranty. I would like to feel relaitively safe this won't happen in the middle of an important assignment as all my classes are online based via Blackboard (or a new system the uni is switching to next semester)

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Hi, i'm wondering if the s340 supports the ability to be charged with the usb-c port on the side? Thanks.

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Hello! I have an Ideapad S340-15IWL with a 256gb ssd.I want to add another hard drive.Can I add another SSD or  can I only add an HDD? ( the platform specification sheet seems to infer that can only add HDD)Is there any instructions or videos on how I would physically add a hard drive to this exact model?I have found a hardware maintenance manual that explains how to remove parts but not how to add parts.Do I need any extra connectors or converters?Is there anything else I should know about picking out the hard drive besides what the platform specification sheet says? This is what the Platform Specifications says:Storage:  Up to 2 drives (one HDD and one M.2 SSD): ? HDD / SATA 6.0Gb/s, 2.5" wide, 7mm high, 5400rpm ? M.2 2242 SSD / PCIe NVMe, PCIe 3.0 x 2, 16Gb/s ? M.2 2280 SSD / PCIe NVMe, PCIe 3.0 x 4, 32Gb/s ? M.2 SSD / SATA 6.0Gb/s (e.g. xxxGB SSD M.2 I can usually find this information, but I'm having trouble with this model.Thanks for any help!    

A:Hard Drive questions for Ideapad S340-15IWL!

Assuming hat your system currently has a M.2 SSD installed, you could add a 2.5" x 7mm SATA SSD as a storage drive, but the system only has one M.2 SSD slot available.     The HDD requires a bracket to secure it (FRU/part number: 5B40U61561). but I cannot find a source for that bracket online, so you may have to MacGyver a way to secure it.  The bracket is shown on page 43 of the Hardware Maintenance Manual and in the image belowClick on above image to expand Cheers,

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When I ran UserBenchmark on my new Lenovo to test if it works correctly, I got the notice that: "CPU throttled at 88% by Windows. Ensure maximum processor state is set to 100% via Settings > System > Power & sleep > Additional power settings > Change plan settings > Change advanced power settings > Processor power management > Maximum processor state. " https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/19397536 However, that setting is already at 100%. I reset the power plan settings to be sure, but it did not work: I ran the test two more times and each time the CPU throttled at exactly 88% again:https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/19397664https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/19397929 Now, obviously the Intel Core i5-8265U is still not a slow CPU but I think there is a bug somewhere. The laptop was connected to power in all benchmarks and is running the latest 2.04 BIOS.

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Hello Lenovo, Am planning to upgrade with SSD could you please suggest me below works: Samsung 860 QVO SATA III 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive Samsung 860 EVO 2.5" Internal Solid State DriveHyundai Sapphire C2S3T 2.5" SATA III 3D TLC SSD Please suggest best from above?

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Hi Lenovo, I bought Lenovo S340-15IWL Model: 81N8001LUS (15.6") processor intel i5-8265U 1.6G. This has 8GB (4GB soldered+ 4GB installed RAM) and 256GB SSD installed. I am planning to increase the storage but I couldn't find any info for this model in specific. Lenovo support could you please let me know how many slots are avaiable for Hardisk? If yes, what kind HDD or SDD? max out capacity for storage? I guess RAM has 1 partition tht has 4GB(Can i swap this to 8GB) installed since 4GB is soldered and make it to 12GB? Thanks 

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I have a Lenovo S340 15IWL 81N8 laptop that came with an Intel i3 - 8145U cpu, 1TB HDD and 4GB RAM. I want to add a SSD to my laptop to increase it's performance but I just can't find what type of m.2 SSD do I use and what is the maximum size of the storage space supported for the SSD in this laptop. Also I want to know what type of RAM and upto what size of RAM can I add to this laptop. Also does this one support Intel Optane memory and what kind.  Thank You 

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The image of webcam is only red.I updated the drives, but the same problem persist. 

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I am getting many events in Windows Event Viewer under the Application log, even though Dolby Settings is set to Off in Lenovo Vantage under Hardware Settings tab. The events come with the following description "The description for Event ID 0 from source Dolby DAX3 cannot be found. Either the component that raises this event is not installed on your local computer or the installation is corrupted. You can install or repair the component on the local computer.If the event originated on another computer, the display information had to be saved with the event.The following information was included with the event: [DSPVLLDP]: CPPAPIHelper:olbyModuleExist: fInstantiated is false."    Dolby DAX3 Event Viewer

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Hi All, I'm looking to upgrade the hard drive in this laptop as it seems to be the only real bottleneck performance wise. From what I can find online only the 2.5" form factor at Sata III 6 GB/s is supported, but there is an adapter for the M.2. form factor but still at 6 GB/s. My main question is is there something I am missing and is this laptop capable of having a PCIe NVMe SSD hard drive to achieve transfer speeds of 32 GB or is it limited to Sata III 6 GB/s because the port option isn't there? - Michael

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What exactly is the below download which is found on the download page for my notebook (IdeaPad S340)  :"Lenovo Energy Management and is supported on S340-14IWL, S340-15IWL, S340-15IWL Touch"  ? Here is the download page for my notebook:https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/ideapad-s-series-netbooks/s340-15iw... and this is the webpage for the actual download:https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/LAPTOPS-AND-NETBOOKS/IDEAPAD-S-SERIES-NETBOOKS/S340-15IW... The download page is vague on details about what Lenovo Energy Management does exactly.  It is listed  under Power Management only as "Recommended".  What exactly does it do?  And is it totally nessasary?   If I did a clean install of Windows 10 Home should I install this, and why?

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I have a IdeaPad S340-15IWL.   Currently it has an 512GB SSD, there is a HDD slot, so I want to install a quality HDD.All lenovo could tell me is that the height has to be 7mm.   Has anyone installed an HDD into one of these Ideapads?

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I'd like to upgrade 256 GB to 1TB but I don't like SSD M2 compatible with S340-15IWL.

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So my old gaming laptop stopped working and my mom bought me the IdeaPad S340 as a gift, bless her heart, but she got me the intel core i3 10th generation. I can play games like pillars of eternity or divinity original sin 2 but games like the witcher 3 or final fantasy xv have some lag on the lowest settings. What can I upgrade to enhance gamming, without voiding warranty? Thanks 

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Can an S340-15IWL be charged via the USB 3.0 port with the battery symbol on the right side of the notebook?

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I've searched through the forums and Lenovo's site and can't come up with a working solution for this new notebook:I have been able to boot a USB that has EFI, but for the life of me I cannot figure out a way to boot from an MBR/legacy USB.I've spent hours trying.  I have tried the steps at https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht076905namely, disabled OS Optimized defaults, then load defaults, but doesn't help - and I'm getting plenty frustrated.I cannot find anyway to get into the Lenovo setup utility (Rev 5.0) other than letting Win10 boot, then going to settings/recovery/advance options to boot into UEFI Bios.The Boot Mode always stays at UEFI, with USB Boot enabled, can only boot GPT/EFI USB sticks not MBR/Legacy. What am I doing wrong?

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I bought a laptop S340-15IWL DOS, installed W10, installed drivers from Lenovo website, HDMI does not work.Changed to the same laptop, the same problem. What could be?Cable and TV are working, checked with another laptop. I tried different cables.  

A:S340-15IWL does not work HDMI

  

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Could someone please tell me with a bit of detail what is the Chipset Driver on the download page for my S340-15IWL. What chipset is this exactly and what does it control?   If you did a clean install of windows would this be absolutely nessasary to install and why?Is this the Intel Chipset and a driver put by Intel? I wish Lenovo provided more documention on the pages for their downloads. This the Chipset Driver in question for my S340: https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/LAPTOPS-AND-NETBOOKS/IDEAPAD-S-SERIES-NETBOOKS/S340-15IW... 

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Hello. I would like to purchase the lenovo S340 but I have a few questions regarding this laptop!the model is 81N800EQAD.I would like to know wether it features the IPS display or the NT display.also, what's the material it's built of? I've read that it's aluminum but is the whole chassis aluminum?finally, can you tell me the dimensions of the trackpad?it's the 15 inch model.thanks in advance!

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hello friends i just bought a lenovo ideapad s340 laptop with a fhd 1920 display  but i got a problem is a tn screen and i want to change it to a ips screen is it possible? and where can i find someone to do it thanks 

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I think that Lenovo only offers 12gb maximum.  But can the S340-15IWL (Intel) platform handle more than that.  4gb is soldered to the board and there is only one slotS340-15IWL Intel Platform

A:What is Maximum RAM for S340-15IWL (Intel) platform?

Hi g725s,
 
Greetings.
 
It is true that manufacturer max supported ram is 12 GB and having more is not offered or not been certified for the system. 
 
I was not able to find any confirmed case yet for placing a 16GB on the single slot but you may want to check with other resellers that may offer it with a good return option just in case. It sure is nice if a spare 16GB DDR4 ram can be checked on this model.
 
Regards

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It is my understanding from looking at the attached platform spec sheet, that the Intel version of the S340 has three different display options. 768p TN1080p TN1080p IPS What I would like to know is if the Multi-Touch option is for all three, or just the IPS display?S340-15IWL Intel Platform

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I'm considering purchasing the Lenovo Yoga 730-15IWL (no. 81JSCTO1WW) as it has the latest Whiskey Lake-U CPU and one Thunderbolt 3 port (TB3), which I want for eGPU expansion in the future. (This model can be customized to have a NVIDIA GTX 1050 4 GB.) However, I would like to know if anyone can confirm whether the TB3 port on the 730-15IWL supports full PCIe x4 speeds and not x2. Ultrabook Review states that the Kaby Lake version of the Yoga 730 (730-15IKB) only supports PCIe x2 over it's lone TB3 port, but this isn't the model I'm concerned with since I like the Whiskey Lake version (730-15IWL) for its newer CPU.  MyFixGuide lists the Yoga 730 15" as having a x4 TB3 port and also matches the specs of my model of interest (i7-8565U Whiskey Lake-U and GTX 1050). Some users have found the Yoga 730 15" to support only x2, but that post seems to be limited to the Kaby Lake-U model (based on the schematic). Another reply says the 730 15" can support 4 PCIe lanes. I would really appreciate confirmation that this custom Whiskey Lake-U model does in fact have full TB3 @ x4 bandwidth for optimal eGPU use. In addition, it would be nice (but not as important as having PCIe x4) to be able to charge & plug in a TB3 peripheral. Some other forum users (1, 2) noted that the 730 15" does not support charging over the TB3 port, but perhaps that's only with the 15IKB and not the 15IWL model. Thanks!? Technicity Here's... Read more

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My laptop apears to have a small shaded spot on its screen. The spot is visable with the screen being on, and also when the screen is completely off. The spot is located on the lower left of the screen.

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Hi, I would like to know if the lenovo C340 Ideapad can support 2 external monitors, one connected to its HDMI port, and a second one connected to a USB-C hub containing an HDMI port. I have not found any information about this. Any idea? Thank you,Alcazabeitor 

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Hi, The HDMI output of my new S340-15IWL touch works with the stock windows 10 Home installed on the stock 256GB M.2 NVMe SSD drive with BIOS disk control configured as RST mode. However, after installing a second SATA SSD with a windows 10 EDU OS, and changing BOIS disk control to ACHI mode to allow boot from the SATA SSD, the HDMI outpot stoped working anymore. I have updated the video driver to the lastest one posted on lenovo support website. but the HDMI still doesn't work. It looks like this HDMI problem comes after changing BIOS disk controller to ACHI mode. not sure it is due to the BIOS or the video driver. Can someone give some support? I have to get a seocnd output working for being able to project presentations. THanks     

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There is a recent BIOS ALCN27WW(V2.04) for my laptop.   It appears the only thing modified in the BIOS was "Enable BR keyboard function" as per the readme file: https://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles/alcn27ww.txt? What is "Enable BR keyboard function"? 

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Hello Everyone, I've seen a lot of talk about M.2 slot filled with Samsung 850, 950 or P961. Do we have a trusted compatability list of other manufacturer SSD's? Lately i've seen quite formidable SSD's coming from WD (Green, or Blue series), Crucial (MX300) or Plextor (M7S). All of these have a SATA3 interface. Here comes my question. Does the M.2 slot in y700 support both SATA3 (ACHI) and PCIE (NVMe) interfaces? I do get a confusing picture, as there are people who installed Samsung 850 (SATA3), or P961 (NVMe).

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HI!!! I have the above mentioned ntb. I noticed that the Lenovo Settings is saying that there is a problem with the Lenovo System Interface Foundation, the same goes with Lenovo Vantage, and it provided me with the possibility to update it. I downloaded the offered file, the instalation runs without a problem, I restart the computer but the problem with the LSIF was still there. I uninstaled Lenovo Settings and Vantage, and now I am not able to install it again. When I want to get Lenovo Vantage from the store, I am receiving and error message, that it canīt be installed, error code: 0x80073CFB. Thx for an advice how to deal with this. Ondrej 

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I have an Lenovo IdeaPad 330-15IKBR and I'd like to add an PCIe SSD, can anybody tell me if it's possible?

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Hi all I just bought a Ideapad 320S that came with a 1T SATA hardisk i think of puting in a M.2 ssd as my OS boot drive and 1T hardisk as secondary store disk. Which M.2 SSD is compatible with 320S?? so far i don't see anyone talking about it yet. I have try using my old M.2 sata SSD and i am not able to detect the hard drive in bios, will M.2 PCIe SSD version able to detect?? if yes which brand or model is support for Ideapad 320S.  Thanks in advance.

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Please let me know the SSD interface provided in LENOVO IdeaPad 320s 14" Laptop. Is it SATA or M.2?Please answer this question for both Intel i5 and i7 versions of this laptop.I'm yet to buy the product (in UK). Model number as per John Lewis website is 80XK00L1UK.Lenovo documentation says IdeaPad 320s some models have SATA interface and some have M.2 interface. Hence I would like to get the confirmation whether the Intel i5 and i7 versions of this laptop has SATA or M.2 as the interface for SSD. Thanks..

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I have an IdeaPad S340-14IWL but the wall charger that came with it is generally a pain to use. In particular, it is really awkward when travelling. Does anyone know if the power-brick style charger with the round-tip pin here https://www.lenovo.com/gb/en/accessories-and-monitors/chargers-and-batteries/chargers/PWR-ADP-BO-65W... would work with this laptop?

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Hello, I was wondering why when I installed my 160 GB HDD my keyboard was a little high on that side. Am I using the wrong HDD? Also when I put the drive in I can't put it straight in I have to lift it a little in the sky then it'll go in. First time adding hard drive in any laptop. Thanks for the replies in advance. 

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Issue:-Lennovo ideapad s340 14inch. I installed Samsung 970 Evo Plus 250Gb SSD in the system. I want this to be first boot device but my BIOS doesn't show any boot device order/priority menu. How shall I do it? I am attaching some pictures of my BIOS setting. If you see in pictures attached, under legacy, I have set the first item as Samsung SSD but it still doesn't boot from this. However, if I remove HHD and only keep SSD in the system, it works fine. P>S: - I migrated my original OS from HDD to SSD by Samsung Migration utility for 970Evo plus. Please note SSD does boot noramally if no HDD is connected. Thanks And Regards,

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If you have a SATA 2.5" SSD in your notebook - you can add an M.2 PCI Express NvMe driveIf you have an M.2 drive, you can add a 2.5" SATA drive (mechanical HDD or SSD) as long as height conforms to specs My Ideapad S340-15IWL came with a 256gb NvMe drive (gen 2 I think). I immediately added a 512gb sata SSD and had 2 drives. There was nothing extra I needed to buy as the empty slot for the 2.5" drive had the mounting kit empty already in the machine. Couple weeks ago, I bought an Intel 660p M.2 2TB NvMe drive, wanting to use it in an older Win7 desktop to replace a Samsung 970EVO 512gb M.2 drive. Basically, can use Samsung M.2 in Win7 as a boot drive pretty easily, but found it nearly impossible to do with an Intel drive (Win7 doesn't have the pre-GUI drivers needed to bootup from the drive). So, decided to replace both the 2.5" SSD I added to the Ideapad and the original Lenovo-supplied M.2 drive with the Intel 2TB M.2 drive. Using a Qnime NvMe USB enclosure (temporarily put the Intel drive in it and connect to Ideapad USB port), boot the Lenovo with a G4L (Ghost for Linux) bootable USB drive, and clone the internal Lenovo M.2 drive to the Intel M.2 with G4L's Click'nClone. When the clone was done, shut down, and then removed the bottom cover from the Lenovo, and disconnected the battery from the motherboard. Removed the Lenovo-supplied 256gb M.2 (which has both M and B keys and is a 2240 form factor) and put in the Intel 2TB M.2 (which has only... Read more

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Hey guys, I've recently bought a Lenovo ideapad 320 (320-15IKB (Type 80XL, 80YE) Laptop (ideapad)) and I hear something like a fan noise, it's not really a noise, but it's more of an oscillation, and it's low but if I'm in a quiet room I hear it well and it really bothers me since it's a brand new laptop.I searched the forum here and found something very useful but want to know first if this is for my laptop or not as I don't want to break something!the link is: https://support.lenovo.com/eg/en/solutions/ht117149 If this is not for me, any help would be great. P.S : I've replaced another one a week ago because of a screen issue, but the fan oscillation issue was on it too!

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Some days ago I made a post here, asking if it was better to buy a 4GB Module or a 8GB one.I decided to go for the 4GB and now I had a terrible surprise... Somehow there was a RAM module on the slot that was supposed for expansion. This PC is supposed to have 4GB SOLDED RAM. But I was abble to remove the module I saw without any difficult, now I guess these are the 4GB of the PC. Now, Task Manager says I have 2 slots, also do CPU-Z and Crucial RAM Advisor but now I'm confused, really confused and I think I lose my money, WHERE IS THE OTHER SLOT??? I'm getting pretty nervous about it... (Now sorry, it's in Spanish) My PC's product number is 81NB (Full Number: 81NB000JLM)  and the series number is MP1LMKEL This PC comes with a Ryzen 3 3200U an integrated GPU (AMD) Vega 3 GFX, 4GB of RAM DRR4 2667Mhz, a SSD of aprox 120GB and a 1TB HDD

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The Lenovo sales 24/7 chat specialist assured me multiple times the USB-C Dock 40A9  was compatible with my brand new IdeaPad S340, so I bought one.  However, the dock doesn't power my laptop, nor does it extend display with DP/HDMI/VGA.  It does, however, pick up the sound from the computer.  The firmware update cannot find the dock.  Was the specialist filling me with BS, or is there something special I need to do to get it working?  Or defective?  Thanks for chiming in!

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Hello, today I was listening to a podcast on my laptop using apple earbuds and just randomly the audio quit. I unplugged my headphones and played through the speakers and it worked fine, so I just went and restarted my laptop. Audio through the speakers still worked, and I plugged my earbuds back in and it still wouldn't play audio through them and instead just didn't have audio come out of anything, like before I restarted it. I tried a different pair of headphones, a pair of hyperx headphones, and they didn't work either. I then checked them using my Xbox one and audio played through both of those pairs of headphones. I then found a support article for Lenovo thinkpads saying to uninstall the Realtek driver and restart my laptop again, which I did. I then updated the realtek driver and still the same thing. I then plugged in an audiotechnica usb to 3.5 mm dongle and plugged the same apple earbuds into that, and it played audio   What might be the issue, and how can I fix it? I bought this laptop brand new from Best Buy about a month ago, could it have a defective audio jack that just randomly quit working after working fine for a month? Please help!

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