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RAM upgrade of Lenovo Yoga 520-14IKB (Type 81C8)

Q: RAM upgrade of Lenovo Yoga 520-14IKB (Type 81C8)

Hello,I want to upgrade my RAM, or instead, I should say replace my RAM(as there is just one single slot available). The only thing that I am still confused about is the required bandwidth, as it is nowhere mentioned in HMM of my laptop given in the Lenovo support website.I've been through this forum, but the HMM(Hardware Maintenance Module) details don't match the HMM details given for my laptop(refer to the attached screenshot). Just Help me with the bandwidth that I should purchase. I am not sure, but as far as I know, it's either 2133mhz or 2400mhz. info: I am using Lenovo Yoga 520-14IKB(81C8) since Feb 2019 with intel i3 8th gen processor and 4GB ram (don't know what bandwidth it is).

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Hi! I would like to know if Lenovo Yoga 520-14IKB type 81C8 supports active stylus input. Your reply is highly appreciated. 

A:Stylus support in Lenovo Yoga 520-14IKB type 81C8

Hi jolly_olly,
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
The Yoga 520-14IKB supports Active Pen technology.
 
"Featuring pin-point accuracy and palm-rejection technology, the Lenovo Active Pen emulates a natural pen-on-paper writing experience. Paired with new Windows Ink features?found directly on your taskbar?you?ll love the new ways you can turn thoughts into action. Write notes that sync up with Cortana to flow across your other devices; or get creative with a hand-drawn birthday card"
 
You can also review similar discussion here and here for further info.
 
Hope this helps answer your query.
 
Regards
 

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Hi! I would like to know if Lenovo Yoga 520-14IKB type 81C8 supports active stylus input. Your reply is highly appreciated. 

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Dear Sir , I m a Owner of Lenovo yoga-520-14ikb-type-81c8 after VGA ( both intel graphics 620 and Nvidia 130 ) the monitor refresh rate have gone down from 64hz to 57 hz and the displayed picture is not soft as it was before  I noticed also that only mode listed under the Generic Pnp is 57 hz before I was having more option ! please help  with kind regards  Adel

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Hi, Anyone who has faced the below issue could please share the solution with me, been racking my brains around this one.The Yoga 520-14IKB just doesnt want to budge on waking up from sleep mode. Have to manually restart everytime I switch to sleep mode. Helpp....... Regards,Terry

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I have lenovo yoga 520 14ikb laptop. It has m.2 ssd port.I want to know that1.Does this port supports m.2 sata ssd??2.Does this port support boot from ssd??   (Port images are in attachment) Please reply

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I currently own a Lenovo YOGA 710-14IKB with 8GB of ram and I would like to upgrade it  to 16 GB if possible.I tried searching online to see whether this is possible or not, and got mixed results.I understand there is only 1 memory slot, so I will need to buy a single 16gb RAM card, however I want to make sure that the motherboard will support it..Thank you!

A:Lenovo YOGA 710-14IKB UPGRADE RAM TO 16GB

Yes.  It will support it.

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Hello,I have a question about this notebook. I have 8GB ram installed already on this notebook, but I would like to upgrade it to 16GB or 32GB. I read the manuals online about the hardware and many states that there are 2 SO-DIMM slots available, which sounds great for me, but I have checked some of the youtube disassembly videos and I can see only one SO-DIMM slot there.I guess I could just go and open it up myself and check, but before I do this I just wanted to ask here in community forums for clarification.Does this model have 1 or 2 SO-DIMM slots ?Thanks.

A:RAM upgrade for Lenovo YOGA 530-14IKB-81EK

Hello and welcome,
 
From the platform spec:
 
http://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PDF/Lenovo%20Tablets%20_%20Convertibles/Yoga%20530-14IKB/Yoga_53...
 
16GB max / 2133MHz or 2400MHz DDR4, one DDR4 SO-DIMM socket
 
Z.

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The latest BIOS update v2.09 41qc45WW cause the Clock to run slow. I need to downgrade to v2.07 to fix. Please fix the problem

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I have a Yoga 13 ideapad Type 2191 with an i5 1.7 GHz processor.I love the machine and really don't want to buy a new one.Can I upgrade the processor to 2.5 or 3.0 Ghz?

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Hi,I have spent a lot of time looking for a laptop which could meet my requirements. A week ago I bought this laptop and I love it, BUT the screen is giving me painful eyes just after like 30 minutes. I tried during the day, in the evening, to simulate different lightning conditions, tried to update BIOS and all drivers, playing with brighness, color setup, ... the same result. My girlfriend initially said that it can be it's only my perception, but then she tried to use it and got eye pain after like 30 minutes. I'm a programmer and she is a graphic designer, so we are used to spend like 10 hours a day in average behind a laptop, but we never get such a pain, as from this one, after like 30 mins. I tried to check if the laptop has PWM flickering. I tried to record the screen with my phone, and compare it to my older work laptop (Lenovo T520), which I never get an eye pain or headache from. The recording revealed a lot of backlight flickering on my old work laptop (like when you display a page with Google results, there were a lot of horizontal lines moving vertically over white google background), but not really on my new one. When I look very detailed at the video from the new laptop, I can maybe see like a tiny flickering on the font displaying google results, but nothing in the background white). So why would this new laptop give us immediately such a headache? Resolution, size of the fonts are eqactly the same as the old laptop sitting next to it.... Anyone can... Read more

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Hi,I have spent a lot of time looking for a laptop which could meet my requirements. A week ago I bought this laptop and I love it, BUT the screen is giving me painful eyes just after like 30 minutes. I tried during the day, in the evening, to simulate different lightning conditions, tried to update BIOS and all drivers, playing with brighness, color setup, ... the same result. My girlfriend initially said that it can be it's only my perception, but then she tried to use it and got eye pain after like 30 minutes. I'm a programmer and she is a graphic designer, so we are used to spend like 10 hours a day in average behind a laptop, but we never get such a pain, as from this one, after like 30 mins. I tried to check if the laptop has PWM flickering. I tried to record the screen with my phone, and compare it to my older work laptop (Lenovo T520), which I never get an eye pain or headache from. The recording revealed a lot of backlight flickering on my old work laptop (like when you display a page with Google results, there were a lot of horizontal lines moving vertically over white google background), but not really on my new one. When I look very detailed at the video from the new laptop, I can maybe see like a tiny flickering on the font displaying google results, but nothing in the background white). So why would this new laptop give us immediately such a headache? Resolution, size of the fonts are eqactly the same as the old laptop sitting next to it.... Anyone can... Read more

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Hi all,I bought the laptop mentioned in the subject of this post in August 2019... Everything's good on the first months, battery was around 5 to 6 hours (I never expected to have 10 hours).Suddenly, since last month it get worse. Now it last less than 2 hours, after a full charge, with the screen brightness at 50%, almost no load on CPU, Battery saver on. What's wrong? Sounds weird that something happend to the cells after only 2 months of use... I attach the battery report from Windows so you can get better what I mean (battery life estimates at the end of the page). Just to be clear, I already tried to "calibrate" the battery (full discharge on battery, and full recharge while powered off) and the problems is still there, maybe worse than before. Help me out please, is still an awesome laptop, but it's useless with 2 hours battery... 

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Hello,I buy a new laptop Lenovo ideapad 520s-14IKB (type  80X20), and now when I use the laptop is freezing after few time, I use lenovo check to detect the issue but the laptop is pass.Thanks.

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Hello, Lenovo.  I've got problem with unworking fan. For this moment I tried next things: Physical accurate cleaning of fan and surroundings from dust and suchlike things. Nothing prevents fan to move it's blades (huh, blades? I don't know how it's calling)Checking connection and reconnecting fan from\to motherboard.Reinstalling Windows back to the clear version.Installing all "recommended" drivers from your support part of website.Updating BIOS to the newest version that you've offered for this laptop model.Second reinstalling of Windows but now not from Windows Settings, but from special .iso file from Microsoft's support website.Always doing checking by Lenovo Diagnostic Tool. Also, I've tried to get something from sidepart apps like SpeedFan.Stresstest with expectation of reacting temperature sensors on overheating and turning on fan.Laptop was bought from LenovoIsrael ~1 year and 2 months ago. One day (the last sunday, I think) fan just stop working and laptop, obviously, become overheating every time I'm doing some work on it. Now is the last night before really important exam for me and I can't prepare doing tests online for three days because of lags caused by overheating.There is screenshot from Lenovo Diagnostic Tool. Also, I've added dxdiag (i dunno if you need this) and msinfo32. There was no alert messages like "I cannot run Win10 because of missing fan" or something like that. Laptop is just continue working as everything is ok.  &n... Read more

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Hi all, I do not know if this was already asked before, the only question similar to this was asking whether you can charge a yoga 530 over type c. My question is if it is possible to use the type c to connect a hub which then connects to several usb devices and hdmi. Is this all possible over the type C connection of the yoga 530-14IKB? I am looking at this particular dock:https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07919ZNB4/ref=ask_ql_qh_dp_hza Should this work?Regards

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Hello, Lenovo.  I've got problem with unworking fan. For this moment I tried next things: Physical accurate cleaning of fan and surroundings from dust and suchlike things. Nothing prevents fan to move it's blades (huh, blades? I don't know how it's calling)Checking connection and reconnecting fan from\to motherboard.Reinstalling Windows back to the clear version.Installing all "recommended" drivers from your support part of website.Updating BIOS to the newest version that you've offered for this laptop model.Second reinstalling of Windows but now not from Windows Settings, but from special .iso file from Microsoft's support website.Always doing checking by Lenovo Diagnostic Tool. Also, I've tried to get something from sidepart apps like SpeedFan.Stresstest with expectation of reacting temperature sensors on overheating and turning on fan.Laptop was bought from LenovoIsrael ~1 year and 2 months ago. One day (the last sunday, I think) fan just stop working and laptop, obviously, become overheating every time I'm doing some work on it. Now is the last night before really important exam for me and I can't prepare doing tests online for three days because of lags caused by overheating.There is screenshot from Lenovo Diagnostic Tool. Also, I've added dxdiag (i dunno if you need this) and msinfo32. There was no alert messages like "I cannot run Win10 because of missing fan" or something like that. Laptop is just continue working as everything is ok.  &n... Read more

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Hello, Lenovo.  I've got problem with unworking fan. For this moment I tried next things: Physical accurate cleaning of fan and surroundings from dust and suchlike things. Nothing prevents fan to move it's blades (huh, blades? I don't know how it's calling)Checking connection and reconnecting fan from\to motherboard.Reinstalling Windows back to the clear version.Installing all "recommended" drivers from your support part of website.Updating BIOS to the newest version that you've offered for this laptop model.Second reinstalling of Windows but now not from Windows Settings, but from special .iso file from Microsoft's support website.Always doing checking by Lenovo Diagnostic Tool. Also, I've tried to get something from sidepart apps like SpeedFan.Stresstest with expectation of reacting temperature sensors on overheating and turning on fan.Laptop was bought from LenovoIsrael ~1 year and 2 months ago. One day (the last sunday, I think) fan just stop working and laptop, obviously, become overheating every time I'm doing some work on it. Now is the last night before really important exam for me and I can't prepare doing tests online for three days because of lags caused by overheating.There is screenshot from Lenovo Diagnostic Tool. Also, I've added dxdiag (i dunno if you need this) and msinfo32. There was no alert messages like "I cannot run Win10 because of missing fan" or something like that. Laptop is just continue working as everything is ok.  &n... Read more

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Hello,  I have a lenovo yoga 520 14IKB, 120 GB SSD, 8 GB ram and NO HDD. As I recently had Wifi connection issues, I opened the computer to fix that (the cable popped out after a pretty rough plane ride). While in there, I saw that I had a SSD, as stated before. but I also saw that i have a unused space to put in another HDD/SSD. I believe that the SSD used in my system is a m.2 sata SSD (I am not  really sure as I am not really familiar with computer hardware), and it is located directly behind the connector for the 2.5 inch drive bay thing. The question now is wether or not I can simply install an HDD into that bay, and use it alongside the boot SSD to use it to store photos, documents etc. I should probably also mention that in sopace of a harddrive or 2.5 inch ssd, there was a "ciuya hdd dummy brk" in the drive bay. I hope to get quick answers, Thanks.

A:lenovo yoga 520 14IKB SSD and HDD

You might have a look at this thread: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-Yoga-Series-Notebooks/Yoga-520-8th-Gen-add-2nd-SSD-HDD-info-requ...

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Hi everyoneI bought Yoga yoga 520 14ikb (4gb ram and 1tb hdd )I want to Upgrade RAM from 4gb to 8gb and add M.2 SSD / PCIe 3  (265 gb) and move the OS (windows to it) and boot from it instead boot from hdd, and make the hdd just for storage Please help me and give me all the required info,I don;t want to buy something that I'll never use.When I did some research I found that there is lots of option for ram and m2.pcie3 storage For ram : there dual rank or single rank ... and nothing mentioned in the yoga specification pdf about the rank ... is this fits For the m2.pcie3 : i found option1, option2 is there any difference between them If you have another options please share with me ... but please be sure that all the suggested options are compatible with yoga 520 14ikb Thanks and best regards, 

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Hello, I have a Lenovo yoga 530-14ikb, the exact model is 81EK00TJFR. I would like to now please what reference of lenovo active pen 2 would work with my laptop.Thanks in advance !

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Hi, I have a yoga 520 14IKB and have bought a kingston a400 NVME (both linked below). It is not getting detected, is it compatible with my system? what do I need to do to make it work?
 
https://www.kingston.com/us/ssd/a400-solid-state-drive?partnum=SA400M8/120G#links
 
Moderator note: link containing serial number removed to prevent abuse.  MT-M is 81C800AUAX













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A:lenovo yoga 520 14IKB NVME

The SSD you linked is SATA, not PCIe/NVMe.
 
[edit to add] The base spec indicates that the m.2 slot is PCIe, not SATA.
 
http://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PDF/Lenovo_Tablets_Convertibles/Yoga_520_14IKB/Yoga_520_14IKB_Sp...
 
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1- i can upgrade to ssd sata3 2-i can upgrade the ram ??3-how many ram channel  is on my laptop ??4-there is more then one channel for ssd ?? and think you 

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Hola:Desde hace cosa de un par de semanas al poco de encender el ordenador (que apenas tienes dos meses) si no lo tengo conectado a la corriente comienza a parpadear en negro de manera aleatoria e intermitente. Revisando no puede tratarse de una cuestión de batería pues supera en muchos casos el 60% y no puede tratarse de algo de la pantalla ya que si está conectado no hace dicha anomalía. ¿Alguna idea antes de que deba llevarlo a revisar al servicio técnico? Gracias 

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Instead of sleeping when closing the lid, pressing the power button, sleeping after timeout or choosing sleep from the Windows menu the computer shuts down loosing all the open windows.Pressing the power button initiates a normal startIt happens with updated software from Lenovo and after restoring to the manufacturer original status.The computer has been send to Lenovo for repair, but still not working.

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when i turn on my laptop then the disk space usages is 100%  even i have too much of free disk space .I also scaned my laptop many times thinking that it may be due to virus but no threat was found.  

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Hello,I'm tryingo to recover a Lenovo Yoga 510-14IKB with the Lenovo USB recovery key (Windows 10). The process stops near the end and does not advance in 24 hours.I've found this:https://support.lenovo.com/hu/hu/solutions/ht103982"Microsoft Windows 10 Recovery process may stop at 99% for several hours"24 hours is much more than the mentioned 4 hours, but may be I should just wait more? Or is there probably another problem? If the latter, what should I do?Thank you!Best Regards,Zsolt

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My sister got here this laptop and shes have a stuck pixel.. Any help?really appreciate. 

A:Lenovo yoga 530 14Ikb stuck pixel

Welcome to the Community.
 
If this is a new laptop, I'd suggest returning it to the point of purchase for an exchange.
If that's not possible and it's under warranty, send it in or take it to a repair center. 
 
If it's out of warranty, it'd help to have a picture of the issue. Stuck pixel is one thing, a dead pixel is something else. 
 
Doc

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I tried to update my BIOS recently, to the newest one on the Lenovo website (2XCN32WW v2.07), but it just says "Your machine does not match with this BIOS. Update process will be halted. I used the "Auto detect driver" service on lenovos site, so it should be correct.I am currently stuck on BIOS version "0GCN21WW v1.05" Please help, i am really lost here.


























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 Hello,I would like to know if this stylus that you sell in your official Amazon store is compatible with my Lenovo Yoga 530-14IKB purchased in Spain (model 81EK007BSP):https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01AZC3HF2/Thanks in advance.Regards,Adrià

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Hello, I opened up my laptop today and the right hinge is stuck and makes a strange cracking sound if I try to move it. The laptop is stuck open at 90 degrees, and cannot be moved from this position. I am travelling and will need to pack up my laptop in a few days, so I wish to resolve this issue.  I have read other forums where this is common in the Yoga laptops due to faulty hinges, and people have even cracked their screens from trying to move it from this position, which I am trying to avoid.  I also had a problem with the left hinge last year (under warrenty) where the hinge caused the monitor cable to become discconnected, but this has been fixed..  How can I solve this? This seems like a manufacturing fault for a laptop that can open 360 degrees. Kind Regards,  James

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Hi everyone, I have Lenovo Yoga 710-14IKB 80V4001LAX model notebook. I bought it around 3 weeks ago. Everything was perfect until today. Today I noticed that the device is not charging. I made a research on the internet and saw that in many model of Lenovo there is this problem. - The conservation mode was closed all the time. So it is not that. Please check the screenshot.- I turned off the notebook, removed the cables and press the opening button for 30 seconds, and then plugged the cables in and restarted but no change.- Updated bios and no change.- No reached to battery as it is sealed. I am really disappointed and don't know what to do. I appreciate your help. Thanks in advance.


























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Hello my name is Santiago. Today I tried to update my drivers using a third party software named "Driver Booster". As soon as I restarted my laptop I could notice that the touchpad was not working. As i didn´t create a restore point I restarted my computer back to factory settings in order to get rid of the drivers. But when the restart finished, the touchpad did not work either. I tried to look for touchpad drivers in the driver page of my computer but could not find any, in my settings I looked for touchpad and is nowhere to be seen, when I go to the hardware section of the mouse settings the box to enable touch pad isnt either, and lastly in my device manager in the sector of mouse & other pointing devices I can only see the driver of the Lenovo Pen Device. Does anybody know how to fix this problem? Because I already ran of options that I found on the internet. Thanks For Your Time.

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Hi all, sorry for my bad english. I have a problem with Yoga 530-14IKB with dedicated NVIDIA GeForce MX130. When I play games with the AC adapter pugged-in, the frame rate slow down after 30 seconds. When running on battery power there is no frame rate problem. I have tried every possible solution in the power management settings, changed every percentage up and down, factory reset my PC and still lag.

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I have Lenovo Yoga 530 14ikb which I bought in South Korea.The exact model number is 81EK0063KR. Active pen 1 was delivered together when I bought my laptop, but it's broken, so I want to buy a new active pen now. Since I did a lot of drawing and writing with active pen 1, I thought active pen 2 will give me better experience. So, before going to buy active pen 2, I want to check if it's working with my laptop. I've checked some posts from this community, some people said, active pen 2 is working with Yoga 530, but in official Lenovo website, my laptop is not included in the list of compatibility of active pen 2. I need to buy it as quick as possible. I would be quite appreciate, if you clarify my doubt.Thank you for reading, wating for reply.

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Hello All
 
 
I own Yoga 510 - 14IKB with 8 GB RAM , DDR4
 
I have to upgrade to 16GB .
 
According to spec speed is 2133 GHZ.
 
Is it possible to upgrade to 16GB /DDR4 with higher speed ( for example 2666)
 
Thank you
 
 
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Hey, I have a problem with my sound. first of all, something happed after some kind of update, now the first 5 seconds of the song for example, it does not play, there is this delay. then I cant talk with skype of messenger because no one hears me and there is also a wind sound or something. the next problem is that the sound itself is really poor, when on less than 35 percent i cant hear a thing, i need to volume up and on 100, i wouldnt say it is that much loud. Anyone experienced the same? I only have my laptop for 2 months and I found more drawbacks than pluses...

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Hey guys  Quick question here: Just oppened my new Yoga 520 today and I noticed somehting strange happening on the screen. From the  3 pictures below:-1st is how the desplay looks from a front angle. The only flickering/anomalies you will notice is from the camera limitaitons on my smarthpone.-2nd picture is where the issue is clear in the picture and morso with the naked eye. These humps become very noticeble when you view the screen from a side angle.-3rd picture is just to emphasize the outline on these humps which are more visable from what can be captured on my camera. Also, these anomalies stretch on the uppers side of the screen as well. Can anyone tell me what these are? If I should worry? If they are normal or of they will get worse, and if I should take the notebook the a lenovo shop to change something on the desplay? Thank you for your time!    

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Hi.. I keep reading about the Yoga 520 having the option to turn on keyboard lighting Not sure if mine has that capability. I don't see an icon on the spacebar.. Thanks

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Hey, my Yoga 710-14IKB is once again missing sound drivers after a windows update. I've navigated to http://pcsupport.lenovo.com/no/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/yoga-series/yoga-710-14ikb/downloads and located the latest audio driver for my laptop, which was released 20th of july in 2016. I've then installed the driver that I downloaded, restarted the PC, and still no audio drivers. I mouseover the sound icon in the Windows 10 task bar, and it says "No Audio Output device is installed". I right click this icon, select "playback devices" where I am greeted by the message "No audio devices are installed". I right click the text and ensure that both disconnected and disabled devices are shown, of which there are none. What do I do now? Edit: I've performed the system update scan on the same page as the driver downloads, and the only two drivers that are recommended that I install are "Connect2" and "Camera driver for Chicony - 10".

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