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IdeaPad Z500 Bios Recovery

Q: IdeaPad Z500 Bios Recovery

Hi, I updated my BIOS to the latest version available, 1.18. However I have some serious issues with the fan. It's not stable. How can I do a Bios recovery, or go back? Where can I get the previous version or factory bios version of my laptop? IdeaPad Z500 Notebook. Model 20202.













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A: IdeaPad Z500 Bios Recovery

Hi VegetaOSX,

Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!

I?m sorry to inform you that after updating the BIOS it overwrites the current version with the new version and is not reversible unless you had made a backup of the previous version, as an alternative I would Strongly Suggest Calling Technical Support for Assistance.
Click here to open a link where you can select the country and get the exact contact support number. I?m sure they will be a great help.

Do post us back for further queries.

Best Regards

Shiva Kumar






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Hi, I have Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 and I wanted to ask, how can I find the recovery partition which is a hidden partition on my pc and how to recover default OS with all.
 
Mod's Edit: Updated Subject line and moved post to its own thread.
 

A:Ideapad Z500 - Finding the recovery partition & recovering default OS

Hello 09mayki09Thanks for using the Lenovo forums.Check the User Guide on the support page, that should tell you how to perform a factory reset.
 
Otherwise, most Lenovo units have the same steps when it comes to recovery, try the following.
 
Note: Please back up all your data as running this reset will delete any data on your machine1. Turn the machine off and press the recovery button which is located usually next to the power button. If you have a desktop machine you will need to power the machine back on and keep tapping the F2 key. 2. Use the arrow keys and press enter on system recovery. ( Desktop users can skip this) 3. Select ?restore from the initial backup? and then ?Next?. 4. Click ?start? and accept the warning messages. Length of time can vary depending on the speed of the machine.
 
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Once I opened my laptop and it was in a OKR mode and it would not boot normal, just keep going into OKR mode. I performed OKR but nothing change (except loosing my data which I checked using Ubuntu). Is there any way how to make it boot normal? Or to reinstall windows using some other tool? Is it some system bug?

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Helloto the point: i want to underclock the speed of memory from 1333 to 800. But to do that, i need to go into BIOS Advanced option (chipset) and here is the problem. There is no advanced option in my BIOS version 3.7 in my Z500 ideapad. Is there any chance of getting there ? Or this option is locked ? 

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Goodevening, goodafternoon or goodmorning, whatever it implies for you.Today i would like to share some information on recovering bios after bios update failure or bad bios.Please follow the following steps.Disclaimer:- This would work for laptops with signs of life but may work for dead laptops.Download pheonix crisis tool and the respective bios files first. Now extract the zip file to the desired locationRun the bios .exe application where it will extract the main bios file. Go there and rename the bios file For.ex 30cn71ww.wph from that folder to bios.wph.Copy the Renamed bios file to the folder where you extracted the pheonix crisi tool.( extract it with wincrisis.exe file).Plug the usb stick ( not more than 4 gb or about 2-4 gb )Run wincris.exe > start > ok > ok > noNow plug the usb in the affected laptop and remove any power source such as battery and ac adapter.Hold Fn+R or Fn+f or Fn+B or Win+B key and then plug in adapter. Just after Plugging in the ac adapter, Press the power button .After this you will see the usb light blinking and hear the the fan running(yippe!!)You will then hear beep sound indicating that the bios is bieng reflashed. Leave the computer for about 5-10 Minutes. It will automatically restart. If it doesnt then restart the laptop manually. If everything went well then yippe your laptop is back and the bios recoverd with flying colours.This has been tested with the Lenovo Ideapad Y560 and it was suucesful!!!Hop... Read more

A:Bios Recovery For ideapad laptops!!

Hi
 
Good Info should help those who are looking for Bios recovery .
I had tried similar for my S10-3 and it worked
 
Cheers!!!

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I pressed the brightness button on my pc and the backlight dimmed and I can hardly see the screen. Please can you let me know how to fix this.

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Brightness problem with Z500. I have run all Lenovo system checks, updated Intel and Gforce drivers, appears to be all ok. But the screen on the laptop has gone dim.Isouspect that this could be a power saving issue, any ideas please?










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Brightness problem solved, due to information below.

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Hi.I bought the Lenovo Ideapad Z500 and I'm trying to boot from a USB drive in order to install Windows on it.When I start the boot menu I only see the hard-drive, the DVD and the network.I tried to set both UEFI mode and Legacy mode in BIOS but the USB stick does not appear in the menu when I boot.I put the image of windows with Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool which formats the stick in NTFS mode.I have the latest BIOS v1.21 and I tried with 2 different USB sticks: one 16GB USB 2.0 Corsair and with a 32GB USB 3.0 ADATA both on USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports on the notebook.I really haven't seen anything like this in my entire career. I even downloaded the file efi\boot\BOOTX64.efi and replaced the one that Windows come with on the specified folder on the USB stick ....Why is so difficult to choose the USB boot drive on the newer notebooks?Does someone have a clue how can I boot from USB?Thanks in advance!  Bupitz













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A:USB boot for Ideapad Z500

Hi,
 
I don't think I can be of much help, but a couple of things to try:  if your USB flash drive is formatted NTFS, it will only boot in legacy mode if it is bootable at all.  One thing you might try is to set the partition active if it isn't already.
 
If you want to boot in UEFI mode, format the flash drive with a single FAT32 partition.  Copy the contents of your install DVD to the flash drive.  If you're using an ISO copy the contents of the iso using a tool like 7zip.  UEFI bootabiliyt doesn't require using a special tool to prep the drive.  Just format it and copy the install medium to it.
 
Win7 requires CSM support in bios to boot successfully in UEFI mode.  That may always be enabled in UEFI mode or it may be a separate option in BIOS.
 
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Hi AllThis is my 1st post so please bare with me (excuse grammar using a non english keyboard)I upraded from WIN 8 to 8.1 and then WIN 10. A windows update caused brightness problem on my laptop that I cannot correct. I have tried to contact Lenovo direct but I cant get past the laptop seriel nbr input which I take straight from the back of the laptop but it is not recognized I need a new copy of WIN 8 and wanted to know if Lenovo would provide that I have pulled my product key from the computer and I just need WIN 8.Any info geatly appreciatedJohn

A:Lenovo Z500 ideapad

Product key is stored in BIOS, so there is no need to use any app to read it.Download a tool to create bootable media from Microsoft website and install Windows 8.1 using it:https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows8 Moreover at first, you may try to restore your Windows 10 to factory state (do a backup of all important data first). Go to Settings -> Recovery -> Reset this PC and select Remove everything. 

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Hello,I am thinking about purchasing an Ideapad Z500 and I would like to ask, if there is an empty slot for a mSATA SSD? I could not find any Z500 model with an SSD. I will appreciate any help on this topic. Thanks 

A:Ideapad Z500 - mSATA SSD??

I had a look in mine... no msata connector. The empty space and the solder pads are there on the board, but NO connector It looks like that the control chip for the (optional) msata port is missing as well. Now ordered a bay for the optical drive, including converter from msata to 2.5" sata.

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Hello! I recently wanted to update the bios of my laptop Lenovo Ideapad n581 with the official software. Well, after the bios update, the laptop was no longer running, just the black screen.How can I recover the corrupted bios, considering the Insyde bios? I tried some internet tutorials but no results. Thank you!

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Hello! I recently wanted to update the bios of my laptop Lenovo Ideapad n581 with the official software. Well, after the bios update, the laptop was no longer running, just the black screen.How can I recover the corrupted bios, considering the Insyde bios? I tried some internet tutorials but no results. Thank you!

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0. find another computer connected to internet.1. download bios file : http://consumersupport.lenovo.com/uk/en/DriversDownLoads/drivers_show_3446.html2. download this file : http://narod.ru/disk/6016157001/Lenovo.Y560.Phoenix.Crysis.Tool.zip.html  ( Phoenix.Crysis.Tool include new PHLASH16.EXE - 1.7.0.21 [20.11.2009]) and extract it to the desktop.3. extract the zip file, rename "30cn71ww.wph" file to "bios.wph" and copy this file under phoenix tool folder.4. plug the usb stick ( not more than 4 gb or about 2-4 gb )5. run wincris.exe > start > ok > ok > no6. turn off your notebook. plug the ac power & battery & ready usb stick (into the port usb / e-sata?)7. hold down Fn+R keys and while holding press the power button.8. you should see usb blinking and hear fan noise, hold the keys for a while.9. after 5 seconds, leave the computer alone. wait for auto restart ( may take couple of minutes 1 or 2 )10. if it doesn't, restart your computer.if it works, you will be able to access your computer.   *alternatives :http://www.2shared.com/file/e2lgJ1Vy/y560_Bios_Recovery.htmlhttp://rapidshare.com/files/449087298/y560_Bios_Recovery.ziphttp://hotfile.com/dl/106487305/9a37aee/y560_Bios_Recovery.zip.htmlps. thanks for the translation

A:Lenovo ideaPad Y560 BIOS Recovery

thanks. it really worked. 

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Hello, I own a Z500 IdeaPad, my bluetooth device stopped working, I tried with LSC to see the problem, but it freezes. I tried to reinstall bluetooth using drivers from Lenovo site, but it was useless. i unintalled my old LSC, and downloaded a new one (Iscsetup_x64x34002), ran it, but it says "product detected is not a Lenovo product".Can you help me, please.Thank You.

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Hi,I own a Lenovo Ideapad Z500 laptop, which is out of warranty...And, its mothrboard is damaged adn not working...I've tried to get assistance from lenovo service center located in HYDERABAD, they are not helping me..I asked them to place an order for motherbard for this specific model.No reply from them... tried 2 more times but, there is no response from them..
These are my device details ..
 
Lenovo Ideapad Z500 (59-380463) 
Processor: 3rd gen Intel core i5 - 3230M (2.6 GHz)RAM: 6GB DDR3GPU: Nvidia GeForce GT 740M - 2GBHDD: 1 TBDisplay: 15.6" screen (1366 x 768)DVD RW DriveOS: Windows 8 64-bit
Serial No: ************
 
Can anyone help me to get the motherboard model number ?If u can point me to the link to buy the product(Motherboard), that would be really helpful....
Thank you..
 
 
Mod's Edit: Serial number removed for owner's protection













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Hello, I have a Lenovo Ideapad Z500 (Model name: 20202) which came with 4GB RAM. I'm thinking of upgrading the RAM and when I checked online, at some places it said the maximum supported RAM is 8GB, while at other places it was said to be 16GB. So can you please let me know what is the maximum RAM supported by my laptop (Lenovo Ideapad Z500, Model name: 20202)? Thanks, Peter

A:What is maximum RAM supported in Ideapad Z500

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
 
According to the Z500 PSREF specification sheet your model will support up to 16 GBs of memory.  Please refer to the PSREF for additional information starting on page #109.  Here is the link.....
 
https://www.lenovo.com/psref/pdf/ipbook.pdf
 
A popular seller of PC memory also confirms that your model will support up to 16 GBs of memory.  Here is the link to Crucial's website.....
 
http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/compatible-upgrade-for/Lenovo/ideapad-z500

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please help Ideapad z500 graphic card there is a right driver that compatable with windows 10 this driver everything work good and the brightness also and the laptop start windows in Just 10 sec believe me but it happend with me two times but now i cant find this driver and the laptop start in somthing like 1 min. and half any help

A:please help Ideapad z500 graphic card

Hi sherif1984 , 
 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
 
It maybe the Windows automatic update that changed previous driver , it would help if you recall the date it was working ok with the driver for a system restore to jump back . 
 
Check current version of the video driver via device manager (right click on device for property) . It may also offer rollback driver but system restore can provide better rollback as it applies with all other drivers that may have changed along with the date. 
 
Older drivers version are available from the support site on a different OS version .
Z500 is not listed on Win10 supported models that is why Win10 driver versions are not available.
 
Particular configurations of a computer model may include hardware components not compatible with Windows 10. Therefore, its upgrade to Windows 10 is not recommended.
The following listed computer models include hardware components not fully compatible with Windows 10. Therefore, upgrading these models to Windows 10 is not recommended
 
Update us how it goes.
 
Regards
 
 

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Hi.  Im wanting to get into my laptop (it is pretty broken and I just want to see wires are connected etc)... but I cant work out how to open it up!Ive unscrewed all the screws, gently tried to force gaps in parts, used a screw driver to try and prize up the keys in the keyboard etc, I just cant work it out!Can someone please advise me what to do?  The laptop is out of warrenty, paid to have it repaired and they just gave me a 500 bill to which I laughed.  I have a spare macbook running windows, so this more than willing to 'experiment' with this one.  Thanks for any help

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Hello, I own a Z500 IdeaPad, my bluetooth device stopped working, I tried with LSC to see the problem, but it freezes. I tried to reinstall bluetooth using drivers from Lenovo site, but it was useless. i unintalled my old LSC, and downloaded a new one (Iscsetup_x64x34002), ran it, but it says "product detected is not a Lenovo product".Can you help me, please.Thank You.

A:Z500 IdeaPad, Bluetooth and LSC problems

Hi z500_user1, I would like to ask some question so I can help with the issue. Is the system still able to detect the bluetooth card? What bluetooth card can you see in device manager, also what wifi card do you have installed? What version of windows do you have?Hope to hear from you soon. Cheers,  





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Hello to everybody... I'm looking for a solutiion for the problem that I'm experiencing on my laptop (Ideapad Z500) with Windows 10 installed. In particular I'm not able to connect my laptop to my bravia TV trough Miracast. I have tried with another laptop HP (with Win 10 as well) older than my Z500 and I was able to stream my laptop monitor to the television without any problem. I have already checked the following:- last driver available is installed for the wireless adpater;- last driver available is installed for the video card Intel HD Graphics 4000;- I have checked on DXdiag.txt file system information that Miracast is supported by the laptop graphic adapter. I tried several times to connect the laptop to the TV but every attempt was uncessfull... I don't know what else to check... can anybody help me to solve the problem Thanks in avdance for the support. 

A:Ideapad Z500 Miracast not working

I have had the exact same problem with my ideapad 300 171SK. I get the message on my LG smart TV "laptop not connected." I can cast with two different tablets and two cellphones but not the laptop. I purchased this laptop at Best Buy. I talked to the "GEEK SQUAD" and I am told, "It should work." Lots of help, huh?

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A few days ago I saw a flash deal on amazon to 16GB RAM. I buy quickly before it's over. So I could upgrade my memory of 8GB to 16GB.Today I received the RAM and see that it says "Mac Compatible" ... And I see is DDR3L 1.35V instead of DDR3 1.5V, which my laptop currently used.Can I install these 1.35V modules  in my Ideapad Z500?In the Amazon reviews I have seen people he has worked perfectly with these Lenovo models: T400, T500, Flex 2, T420

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Hi there, i've Ideapad z500 & screen is damaged, how can i get a replacement ? is it possible to upgrade the screen from 720P to 1080P ?

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Hi, my sons Z500 screen has cracked and I am after a replacement screen. This is the non touch sensitive screen and has a gloss finish. Could anyone tell me if Lenovo used just one screen for this laptop or if they used a couple of different types of screens during manufacture, like some other companies. I know I can remove the old screen to have a look at the specs, but my son is still using the laptop with an external monitor and would prefer me not to take his precious computer apart until I have the new screen. Any help will be very appreciated.many thanksIan

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 Hi there, I want to replace my device's default screen panel (1366x768) with a FULL HD (1920 x 1080) panel. I didn't open the case of my laptop to see the serial of the panel cause of warranty situations. I've talked with local Lenovo technical service in here to replace it but i learned that they don't have any screen panel replacement service for my laptop model. So i want to change it myself with a suitable panel.  There're some different panels written in the Hardware Maintenance Manual for this device; HD-AG, AUO B156XTN03.4 HW0A HD AG S LED1 NB LCD 18200763HD-AG, CMI N156BGE-LA1 HD AG S LED1 NB LCD 18200764HD-AG, BOE HB156WX1-600 HD AG S LED1 NB LCD 18200765HD-AG, SDC 156AT29-401 HD AG S LED1 NB LCD 18200706HD-AG, LGD LP156WHU-TLB1 HD AG S LED1 NB LCD 18200766HD -G, AUO B156XTN03.2 HD G S LED1 NB LCD 18200449HD -G, CMI N156BGE-LB1 HD G S LED1 NB LCD 18200450HD -G, BOE HB156WX1-500 HD G S LED1 NB LCD 18200767HD -G, SDC 156AT29-L01 HD G S LED1 NB LCD 18200705HD -G, LGD LP156WHU-TLA1 HD G S LED1 NB LCD 18200768 I don't know which one is attached. I'll be glad if any Support Specialist can assist me to find out which panel is attached to my device right now. So i'll be able to search for a FULL HD one that suits. Thank you.











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A:Ideapad Z500 Screen Replacement

hi dannykeane,
 
Thanks for using Lenovo Forums!
 
Can you send me a copy of your System's Serial Number through Private Message only..
 
ill try to check it with Tech team if we can pull it up
 
Regards
Solid Cruver




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My ideapad will not update and now has approx. 164 to do. it looks like it is installing but then on the restart it reverts back to previous settings.

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Hi, My laptop is Lenovo Ideapad Z500 touch. Do any of you know the process to get Windows 7 installed on this machine?Also, My laptop is very slow. It takes atlease 5 to 10 minutes to respond when I login. Please help me to speed up the same. I have disabled most startup applicatons. But still its very slow.  

A:Lenovo Ideapad Z500 Touch - very slow and about Wi...

rushyendar wrote:Hi, My laptop is Lenovo Ideapad Z500 touch. Do any of you know the process to get Windows 7 installed on this machine?Also, My laptop is very slow. It takes atlease 5 to 10 minutes to respond when I login. Please help me to speed up the same. I have disabled most startup applicatons. But still its very slow.   What operating system is it currently using? How long have you had the laptop? Do you have an antivirus software installed? Is it HDD or SSD?

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Hi,I am facing issues with my ideapad z500 touch. It is pressing enter key itself almost everytime after I login. Windows reset didnt solve the issue. I ran device check option provided by lenovo. As per the stats, no issues with hardware. It has windows 10 installed. Please let me know if you think of any solution for this. Thanks 

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Hi, My laptop is Lenovo Ideapad Z500 touch. Do any of you know the process to get Windows 7 installed on this machine?Also, My laptop is very slow. It takes atlease 5 to 10 minutes to respond when I login. Please help me to speed up the same. I have disabled most startup applicatons. But still its very slow.  

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Hi,I am facing issues with my ideapad z500 touch. It is pressing enter key itself almost everytime after I login. Windows reset didnt solve the issue. I ran device check option provided by lenovo. As per the stats, no issues with hardware. It has windows 10 installed. Please let me know if you think of any solution for this. Thanks 

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Hello all, I have a Lenovo Ideapad Z500 taking long time to boot (almost 30 min) The computer is stuck with black screen during 30 min, before the lenovo logo appears and then it boots fine. Before logo, just a black screen and power looks good. The problem, the fans don't work and the computer gets very warm. Sometimes, because the high-temperatures, it automatically switches down, because temperatures, before seeing the lenovo logo. With lenovo diagnosis software I have checked all the hardware, and the tools says all hardware is ok. My os is Windows 10. Could you please, somebody help me to solve this problem? I'm afraid the heat of the start could harm my computer. Why this boot is taking so long before logo? Thank you in advance, ip

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Hello  I'm new here so if i'm not posting this in the right place please correct me  Anyway , im here because i recently bought a new lenovo ideapad notebook Z500 , and just out of curiosity i want to know if the charger i got with it is the original one made for this computer , i mean is there a place where i can check with the serial number , id ... of both laptop and charger  Thanks for your time

A:Lenovo ideapad z500 charger authenticity

Hi Griwwi,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
I understand your concern, but these are internal information and not available online for confirmation. Hence, I would suggest you to contact our Technical Support for further Assistance to get the regarding the concern.
 
Click here to open a link where you can select the country and get the exact contact support number. I?m sure they will be a great help.
 
Do post us back for further queries.
 
Best Regards
Shiva Kumar



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I recently tried to turn on my z500 after dropping it on the charging port whilst it was charging. However, after trying to turn it on it wouldnt start. I have tried the hard reset of pressing the button every 1 second 10 times and then holding the power button for 30 seconds.I have also replaced the charging cable inside the laptop and also used a spare charger.  Disconnecting the battery does not resolve the issue eitherWhen plugging in the charger, the battery light does not light up as well.Is there any solution to this? Thanks!

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Hi! Firstly sorry for my bad English. Yesterday i was playing the game with my friends. When we are playing we press  a lot of keys.(There can be different combinations or we may have damaged.)-I reviewed the previous subject but they are not working for me.-I tried FN+SPACEBAR combination but this is not working.-I tried Lenovo Energy Manager it is not working.-Caps Lock and Num Lock's light is working.   

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I followed instruction of OKO and started to callibrate my batttery. Now my battery is 0%, charging, but never get more than 0%, does not work if unplugged. Tried bios reset, acpi cleaned up.nothing help. Lenovo official service insitis to replace the battery. I feel that this is a programming bug rather than hardware issue. Please advise what shoudl i do?

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HiI am trying to install (http://mobilesupport.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/DS035310)but I get this message:                  there are no attached batteries that require a frimware update. current battery code is : 0003-800A-0010-80A3 plz help me.thanks

A:IdeaPad z500 BATTERY FIRMWARE UPGRADE failed

any fix?

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I have two Lenovo Y40-70 computers that I purchased within a couple weeks of each other.  They came with Windows 8.1 but I upgraded to Windows 10. A few months ago, I noticed that my computer battery meter was reading 100% for an hour.  I continued to work unplugged until the battery died while still reading 100%.  I recharged and the battery again read 100% for more than a couple hours, then died.  So the battery lifetime is as good as always, but the reading is not right.  When I reboot, it still reads 100%. Strangely, the second system, whcih I had not used for a while, was OK, but a few days later, it started doing the same thing (though it was reading 87%, the charge when the computer last worked right.  I suscpect that this happened after a critical update, which the second system went through later. Recently, I downloaded from the Lenovo website the newer power management software on both computers, and it did not help. Then I noticed the Battery recall so downloaded the "Lenovo Battery Utility 2015" to see if my system was afffected by the problem.  When I run the utility, I get the mssage "No Battery Detect."  So it would appear that there may be an issue with the software detecting the batter. Since I can't know the state of the battery (it appears to not want to recharge until it's empty, I gues because it thinks it's 100% charged), I cannot count on this computer when it's not plugged in. Now I ... Read more

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I am trying to repair my laptop with a windows 10 boot disk but it is coming up with an error message. Do I have to use a Windows 8 one even though I updates to Windows 10?

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I followed instruction of OKO and started to callibrate my batttery. Now my battery is 0%, charging, but never get more than 0%, does not work if unplugged. Tried bios reset, acpi cleaned up.nothing help. Lenovo official service insitis to replace the battery. I feel that this is a programming bug rather than hardware issue. Please advise what shoudl i do?

A:Ideapad Z400, Z500, Z510 battery will not charge -...

Hi CuriousFox , 
 
Greetings.
 
To isolate fastest is to have another battery to use or charging the original battery on a known working compatible laptop.
The power checkout guide of the hardware machine manual provides steps to check battery charging integrity (example form Z510 manual page 21) .
 
You can also try plugging the laptop but not turning it on for 1-2 hours checking if there would be changes with the battery indicator LED.
 
Would it be the same using similar energy manager and operating system that came originally with the machine?
How is the battery health and battery report?
 
Update us how it goes.
 
Regards

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Hi all thanks for taking the time to read my post I own a basic lenovo ideapad z500, the 4gb ram version with i5 Processor.I was interested in upgrading the RAM in the laptop, using CRUCIAL Memories diagnostic tool, I wanted to order another 4gb of RAM to help speed the laptop up. What screwdriver do I need to open up the laptop? What is its name or is it a generic one for all of the screws to get to the RAM BAYS? I am unsure as to what one i need. Thanks so much.

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Hello. My cat walked on right side of keyboard and has stood on keys.The brightness on the screen is now really dim, even though the brightness setting is on max??Any ideas on a fix?Using Windows 10 if that matters, andhave already restarted but didn't work

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