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Y580 660m always a 135/405 a idle

Q: Y580 660m always a 135/405 a idle

In my understanding "optimus" turn off the nVidia GPU completely. I have been always plugged I didn't pay a lot attention to this but lately. Tour out that plugged or on battery the GPU is always a 135/405 idle, other ways is a 835/2500 and 950/2500 respectively. Thought was the lenovo energy management (file em8180214.exe) but it doesn't.Is this normal ..???ThanksWindows 10 pro 14393.576nVidia 376.33Intel GPU 10.18.10.4425

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Looking for a little help. I noticed a while back that there was a problem with drivers for the VGA. When tested the laptop stated the driver was already up to date. When that alert problem began, I was no longer able to put my laptop in sleep mode or hibernation mode. Also couldn't watch movies anymore from dvd drive or stored on external drive. So for some stupid reason I figured I'd disable that drive to see what would happen. I was prompted to shut down the laptop. But restarted it. At which time will not go past Alienware boot screen before being notified that boot up failed. I've tried to fix the problem. I tried image recovery. Also failed. I even tried restoring to previous saved restore points. Nothing.

So I'm looking for 1) What might have caused the video driver to malfunction to begin with and 2) How can I re-enable the driver I disabled from dos command. (What library should I be into do this?) also, when I opened dos command mode it's in "x:\\Windows\System32".

Did a complete system check and everything is working and past the test. So can the driver be switched back on or do I need to replace the video card?

Would appreciate any and all helpful ideas or answers that would explain or help.

Thank you.

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Hello,

I own a custom laptop on an MSI 16F2 platform. Few weeks ago my GTX 670M card died.

Out of better options, I bought an used GTX 660M from an acquaintance.

I had it installed, started Windows and everything looked OK. Then I installed the Nvidia drivers and after reboot, right after the loading screen, I got a black screen (with the screen still lit).

I went into Safe mode and uninstalled the driver. Then installed again and got the same result. Went into Bios, change settings, tried resetting CMOS, nothing worked. Installed Windows 7 Ultimate again, then Windows 8, same thing. I also tried the driver modding instructions on this forum, still nothing.

I have no clue what is wrong. If you have any idea, please help me with this.

Thank you,

Fox
 

A:GTX 660M black screen after installing driver

I have connected the laptop to an external monitor and it works with the Nvidia driver installed. The laptop screen works just fine without the drivers. I would really appreciate any form of help. Is it maybe the BIOS?

Thx,
Fox
 

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Hi,

Im going to post as much information as possible, but currently I can play games for about 5 minutes before the I get a Blue screen.


I will post the make and model details below, as well as the BSOD info/files whichever is best.

If anyone can help or point me in the right direction, I feel as though the problem may lie with Clevo and their inability to update their drivers since 2012.


Code:
Chassis & Display Optimus Series: 15.6" Matte Full HD LED Widescreen (1920x1080)
Processor (CPU) Intel? Core?i7 Quad Core Mobile Processor i7-3630QM (2.40GHz) 6MB
Memory (RAM) 8GB SAMSUNG 1600MHz SODIMM DDR3 MEMORY (2 x 4GB)
Graphics Card NVIDIA? GeForce? GTX 660M - 2.0GB DDR5 Video RAM - DirectX? 11
2nd Graphics Card NONE
Memory - 1st Hard Disk 750GB WD SCORPIO BLACK WD7500BPKT, SATA 3 Gb/s, 16MB CACHE (7200 rpm)
1st Hard Disk Partitions 350GB, 400GB
2nd Hard Disk NONE
RAID NONE
1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive 8x SATA DVD?R/RW/Dual Layer (+ 24x CD-RW)
Memory Card Reader Internal 9 in 1 Card Reader (MMC/RSMMC/SD: Mini, XC & HC/MS: Pro & Duo)
Thermal Paste ARCTIC MX-4 EXTREME THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY COMPOUND (?9)
Sound Card Intel 2 Channel High Definition Audio + MIC/Headphone Jack
Network Facilities GIGABIT LAN & WIRELESS INTEL? N135 802.11N (150Mbps) + BLUETOOTH
Change to: GIGABIT LAN & WIRELESS INTEL? ADVANCED-N 6235 (300Mbps) + BLUETOOTH
USB Options 3 x USB 3.0 PORTS + 1 x USB 2.0 PORT AS STANDARD
Battery Optimus Series 8 Cell Lithiu... Read more

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I bought an M17x R3 Alienware laptop recently, and after I tried to play Star wars of the Old Republic, the game would not play. After seeking help on this issue, I was told that my graphics card is not fast enough to keep up with the startup of this game and suggested that I install an Nvidia card. I bought an Nvidia card and installed it(realizing that an Nvidia card was ALREADY installed) After startup the computer is running extremely slow. I took the computer to get it checked out and they said they are unable to fix the issue. I am not sure if the correct driver needs to be installed, or if it's a bad card, or if its not compatible with my laptop. can someone shed some light on this issue please?

A:660M 2gb Nvidia installed in M17X R3 and now computer is running slow

Your nvidia card is supposed to take over when gaming, when the system needs it.

Was it doing that ?

They can`t fix it ? Morons

I would put it back the way it was, and make sure the latest drivers from the laptop`s manufacterer`s website or from nvidia are installed, and try the game again at a lower setting.

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BSOD happens randomly, not all the time.
Dump files attached

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Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit
Clean installation to windows 7 from Windows XP professional
Hardware 18 months old
OS installed 2 weeks ago

I am currently facing the lovely BSOD error. The computer was recently upgraded from windows XP to Windows 7 enterprise 64bit , this was a fresh installation from XP. The computer originally came with pre installed with Windows 7 installed but was downgraded to XP to meet company IT requirements. We have now been given the go ahead to trial windows 7. However after installation we are now facing issues of very random BSOD moments. Sometimes while using access or excel. At other times the computer could be totally idle. I would like to mention that our IT team upgraded the RAM in the computer from 4gb to 8gb prior to the Windows 7 installation. I do have a feeling that there is an issue with the memory which is causing this issue. I have attached my BSOD zip pack and would be very appreciative if one of the guru's could assist me on the matter.

Thanks

Wrigh2uk

A:BSOD - Crashes while computer idle/not idle (Unpredictable)

perfmon /report shows that these critical chipset drivers aren't installed:





Quote:
Symptom:[IMG]res://wdc.dll/error.gif[/IMG]
Device drivers are not installed.Cause:A driver has not been installed for this device preventing it from working properly.Details:The device driver for PCI Simple Communications Controller has not been installed. This device will not be available until the correct device driver is installed.Resolution:1. Try installing the drivers using Windows Update.
2. Install the drivers that are on the installation media that came with the device.
3. Check with the manufacturer for an updated driver.Related:Explanation of Error Codes Generated by Device Manager

Symptom:[IMG]res://wdc.dll/error.gif[/IMG]
Device drivers are not installed.Cause:A driver has not been installed for this device preventing it from working properly.Details:The device driver for PCI Serial Port has not been installed. This device will not be available until the correct device driver is installed.Resolution:1. Try installing the drivers using Windows Update.
2. Install the drivers that are on the installation media that came with the device.
3. Check with the manufacturer for an updated driver.Related:Explanation of Error Codes Generated by Device Manager


If needed the PnP ID's for these devices are:
Win32_PnPEntity.DeviceID="PCI\\VEN_8086&DEV_3B64&SUBSYS_304B103C&REV_06\\3&21436425&0&B0"
Win32_PnPEntity.DeviceID="P... Read more

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My display turns off (goes to black screen) after 5 minutes idle, even though I have display set to turn off after 30 minutes idle and the computer to sleep after 1 hour idle (this was done under Power Options in the Control Panel). This just started after the last big Microsoft updates were installed 2-3 weeks ago. I can not seem to change this, no matter what my settings are. Both my husband and I installed all the updates, yet his computer is not doing this; he changed all my settings to match his, but my display still turns off after 5 minutes. What's up with this, and how do I get my display to stay on for more than 5 minutes' idle time?

A:Display goes dark after 5 min idle; set to turn off after 30 min idle

This is not a laptop is it ?

Give us the exact make and model of pc.

Check the monitor itself for any sleep settings.

And you set windows to never let the monitor go off, correct ?

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Hi guys, My y580 laptop which is 4 years old, wont turn on anymore when i tapped the power button power led blinking for 5 sec. then nothing, not booting or shows lenovo logo. Charge led blink when i plug in battery, what do you think or what is your advice?  Thx for everyone...Spoiler (Highlight to read)  

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So reccently i have tried to restore my lenova y580 to its factory settings because of all the junk and stuff i have put into it. The thing is when i tried it came up with this message.
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:
then a bunch of useless things came up because i cant even start up my laptop. 
Status: 0xc0000185
Info: A required device isnt connect or cant be accesed.
Now every time i tried to start it up normaly a new thing came up saying:
A required device isnt connect or cant be accesesed
Error code: 0xc0000185
Please someone help me
 
Specs:
DESCRIPTION

IDEAPAD Y580 LAPTOP

CPU/Chipset

3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3630QM (2.40GHz 6MB Cache)


Operating System

Windows 8 64


Memory

6GB (DDR3)


Graphics

NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX660M 2GB with DirectX® 11


Dimensions

15.2" x 10.0" x 1.4"


Camera

1.0MP HD webcam


Display

15.6" LED backlit HD display (1366x768)


Weight


6.2 lb


I/O Ports

2 USB 3.0 ports
2 USB 2.0 ports
6-in-1 card reader (SD, SD-Pro, MMD, MS, MS-Pro, XD)
Headphone jack
Mic jack
S/PDIF
1 VGA port
1 HDMI port
2 mini PCle
RJ-45


Storage

HDD: 750GB (5,400 rpm)


Wireless Connectivity

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Just checking. Has anyone found a solution to controlling the Y580s fan yet?

A:Y580 fan control

HiI haven't heard of a solution lately, though you could try MSI Afterburner for this, use at own riskhttp://event.msi.com/vga/afterburner/download.htmRegards





Ishaan Ideapad Y560(i3 330m), Hp Elitebook 8460p!(i5-2520M) Hp Pavilion n208tx(i5-4200u)If you think a post helped you, then you can give Kudos to the post by pressing the Star on the left of the post. If you think a post solved your problem, then mark it as a solution so that others having the same problem can refer to it.

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So reccently i have tried to restore my lenova y580 to its factory settings because of all the junk and stuff i have put into it. The thing is when i tried it came up with this message.
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:
then a bunch of useless things came up because i cant even start up my laptop.
Status: 0xc0000185
Info: A required device isnt connect or cant be accesed.
Now every time i tried to start it up normaly a new thing came up saying:
A required device isnt connect or cant be accesesed
Error code: 0xc0000185
Please someone help me

Specs:
DESCRIPTION IDEAPAD Y580 LAPTOP CPU/Chipset
3rd Generation Intel? Core? i7-3630QM (2.40GHz 6MB Cache)
Operating System
Windows 8 64
Memory
6GB (DDR3)
Graphics
NVIDIA? GeForce? GTX660M 2GB with DirectX? 11
Dimensions
15.2" x 10.0" x 1.4"
Camera
1.0MP HD webcam
Display
15.6" LED backlit HD display (1366x768)
Weight

6.2 lb
I/O Ports
2 USB 3.0 ports2 USB 2.0 ports6-in-1 card reader (SD, SD-Pro, MMD, MS, MS-Pro, XD)Headphone jackMic jackS/PDIF1 VGA port1 HDMI port2 mini PCleRJ-45
Storage
HDD: 750GB (5,400 rpm)
Wireless Connectivity
Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2200BGN10/100/1000M Ethernet LANBluetooth? 4.0
Keyboard
Backlit AccuType keyboard
Battery Life
Up to 5 hours (6-cell battery)
Durability Features
Real metal shell
Security Features
OneKey Rescue SystemVeriFace face-recognition software

Software OfferingsPRELOADED APPLICATIONS

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A:PLEASE HELP ME Lenova y580

How did you try to do the restoral? Did you attempt it via the One-Key Recovery button or did you use the factory restore discs that you created when you received the initial notification during setup?

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hi, I need the part number and the model name for the motherboard of my lenovo IdeaPad Y580

A:y580 motherboard

Hi Mozaiek,Warm Greetings & welcome to Lenovo Community, happy to have you here.
 
You can use Lenovo parts lookup to check the list of configured parts in your system. Enter the Serial Number or Machine Type Model to get the results.
 
I hope the above information helped you.
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 
Regards,Prabhansh_______________________________________________Tap that Kudos button if I helped.If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"

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Hi, all, first post here, so bear with me. I've had this Y580 for a few years now, and it's been functioning rather nicely throughout, just with consistently high temperatures. A few days ago, the performance abruptly dropped considerably, and so I checked my temperatures. They were absolutely ridiculous, even for what this thing averages; I was doing around 95 degrees on the GPU, and it was eternally downclocking to 135MHz. I thought it was just a cooling issue at first, and tried everything, but then when playing around in Energy Management, I noticed something really strange. If I hit the dust removal button, the fan wouldn't change in sound at all. In fact, I could barely hear the fan. I opened up the back cover and inspected the fan. While it was running, it was running at a ridiculously low speed, and would not speed up no matter what I was doing. This is a serious issue; have any of you encountered this before? Anyone have good suggestions for how I should go about dealing with this?  

A:Y580 Fan Malfunction

Hi ThunderBIrd2678 ,
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
Manual cleaning using compressed air can , checking the gears itself if there are strands slowing it down and reapplying thermal paste ensuring contacts are good as initial step.
 
Uninstalling and reinstalling the energy manager tool from the support site  under power management can help.
 
Since fan system is still mechanical in nature, as wear and tear may now be affecting its performance, you may decide on replacing it if you have neccessary tools and skills using the manual (page 58) as guide.
Thermal module with fan in item 11 page 78 FRU number as compared the parts look up for the part number .
 
Hope this helps answering your query.
 
Regards

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Hi.I want upgrade my laptop by buying eGPU - maybe GTX 1050 TI - but i have i3 processor and i think about bottleneck effect with this CPU? If i have to replace CPU which  I should buy? 

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hi everybody,  after 6years of great job i decided to change the hd od my y580 with a kingston suv500480g, and with a new windows 10 installation.  now the laptop really fast in all the operation , it looks like new !!!  but i have a funny stuff to share, after i finishes to install all the windows updates , lenovo vantage and lenovo solution center, i noticed something ....  inside the headset all there a RED LED on !!!!! i dont know what could be , and i found nothing about   

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Hi, so this problem only came in recently but after I try to update windows 10 on my Y580 and tried to power it up the system would not boot. It seems the laptop is running and the keyboard lights are on but the screen itself remains off or black. The first time it has happen I have been able to use the "remove battery" method to where I remove it and re-insert it back in, this has work the first time when I had this issue but when I had to update windows 10 again the issue returned and I have tried the "remove battery" method but to no avail. I was hoping to get some clarity with this issue, thank you.

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I started monitoring my hard disk a while back when I was having lots of problems. It was running quite hot and the SMART data showed it was on the edge of failure. I replaced the disk with a new one (Seagate ST2000LM007), and almost immediately it started showing high temperatures as well. Within 30 minutes of power-up doing nothing more than reading email and web browsing, the disk will reach and exceed 50. The fan is working, but seems pretty anemic. I've blown out dust and checked for obstructions, but nothing changed. I really don't want to toast another disk. (I've checked other laptops and temperatures seem to peak at 35C). Device manager shows Lenovo ACPI-Compliant Virtual Power Controller, v 5.4.0.1Running Win 7 Pro, all updates installed.In addition to the Seagate disk listed above, there is a 256G mSATA SSD installed.  

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As many of you know the battery guage reset bricks these laptops. I did it and now my Y580 will not boot with battery power alone. The battery charges and works, but if I boot straight from the battery without AC plugged in, the laptop will turn on for a moment then shut off. I tried removing the battery, holding the power button, etc. Even reset the BIOS to defaults. Does anyone have a fix other than replacing the laptop? My warranty is out. 

A:Y580 Won't Boot on Battery

Hi  Bigterminator
                                                                    
Welcome to Lenovo Community!        
                                                                                    
As per the query we understood that you are facing issue with the system not powering on only with the battery.
 
Please try to reinstall the energy management driver and check for the issue.
 
Click here for the drivers please select according the operating system Microsoft ACPI setting and restart the machine. Repeat this step once more and shutdown the system and check for the issue.
 
Hope this helps! Do post us back for further queries. 
 
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Hi, I know there have been numerous threads on this, but each case is slightly different, not to mention that I've tried most of solutions described there and they didn't work. I reinstalled Windows 8 system on my Y580 (using OneKey Recovery). Worked ok after. Then I proceeded to apply all the system updates from Windows Update and some driver updates. After that I restarted the laptop to apply changes and the system stopped booting. The HDD is detected. The boot menu at the beginning only had EFI Network 0 for IPv4 and EFI Network 0 for IPv6 and both failed boot. Later the Windows Boot manager appeared at the top but it also fails each time. After the failed boot it then proceeds to show the OneKey Recovery screen again. When I use it, it works, but after reinstallation it's the same - failed boot and OneKey recovery. When I use a bootable USB installation of Win 8.1 (there's none for Win 8 apparently) and try to repair/reinstall etc. that way, I get a message that the disk where Windows is installed is blocked. Any suggestions?

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I'm just curious if this kind if setup causes any issues. Did anyone try that?

A:Lenovo Y580 Windows 10 SSD + HDD. Did anybody try ...

I currently have m-sata ssd and sata hdd installed. I upgraded from 8.1 to 10 via window's means, then from RTM to insiders build. Everything works fine.

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Hi,

I own a Y580-M772CMH 15.6FHD/i7-3610QM/8G/ laptop with Windows 7 and a few weeks ago I used Ccleaner to clean the registry. Like the dumb stupid person I am I did not pay attention to what it was "cleaning".

Next time I booted up my Laptop it failed to start Windows and gave the following message:

Check cable connection!
PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel PXE ROM.
No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key

So next time I pressed F2 while booting to see:

Boot Device Priority
Internal HDD: SAMSUNG MZMPC064HBDR-000L1
SATA HDD: ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
SATA ODD: Optiarc BD ROM BC-5550H
Network Boot: Atheros Boot Agent

To me it looked like I still had both disks working so I put in a Windows ISO before boot to see if I could repair. The System Recovery Options screen showed me no known existing OS on the device.

So I powered down and used One Key Recovery which told me when I clicked to restore to factory conditions that the partition layout has changed.

Finally I used a bootable Partition Wizard and that showed me this:

Note the negative used value at disk 1.
To my layman's eyes it seems like the SSD and HDD, that are normally combined by a Lenovo software Raid are now separate. And something I deleted with Ccleaner by accident caused it (probably).

Main thing is, I actually don't know what the problem is and so don't know how to proceed.

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Hello, As stated in the title, I have a Lenovo IdeaPad y580. I purchased it approximately three-and-a-half years ago, and only now is it really beginning to chug durings its processes. Point is, I want it to last perhaps another half year or so while I finish saving up for another computer. As a gamer, I'm fine with the limitations of the GPU, but sometimes my laptop legitimately has issues processing stuff, such as loading Google Chrome properly. I know enough about Windows to clean out viral matter and uninstall programs that I don't use that are running in the back. But does anyone have any tips or tricks to make this hunk of junk last maybe six more months before it becomes unusable?TL;DR I need to make my laptop run at least a reasonably sub-average to average level for six more months. Any tips are appreciated.

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Hello there,I got some issues here with my Lenovo IdeaPad Y580.I was about to give it a new clean installation of Windows 8.1.Finished, it didn't recognize the HDD I installed it on. So I tried to change the boot priority in the BIOS but it seems like I messed up pretty bad.When I start the laptop now it says: "check cable connection! PXE - MOF: exiting intel PXE ROM" It seems like it tries to boot from a server now, as I read in other forums.Excuse my dangerous half knowledge, I am no expert at all.So the bad thing is that my laptop is stuck in that loop, it would restart and the same message appears. I can't enter the BIOS, I tried F1, F2, FN+F2, F12.I read about it in other forums and posts, I took out the HDD and the SSD, pressed B while starting the laptop.I took out the battery pack, held the power button for a minute.I even dissembled the whole laptop to remove the battery of the motherboard, just to figure out it's not possible to remove the battery on that particular motherboard. So yeah, I tried everything I could find online and I don't know what else to do. Maybe try and external keyboard? But the keyboard seems to work, as when I hit fn+f2 the screen goes black, which is the appropriate shortcut. Can anyone of you help me out? I don't know what else to do. I appreciate any help and comments.Thank you!


























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I have this problem . Please help me :  










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A:Y580 You are not currently using a display attache...

Check your BIOS. Make sure the graphics options is set to "switchable graphics" or "Nvidia Optimus"



Lenovo Y470: i7-2670QM | 8 GB DDR3 1333 MHz RAM | Nvidia GeForce GT 550M | 500 GB 7200 RPM Seagate HDD | ASUS PCE-AC56 802.11ac Network Adapter | Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

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I had to re-image my Y580 as WIndows 7 somehow got corrupted.  One key recovery failed so I spent $60 for recovery media.  That was a painful, time consuming process as it took over an hour to install from the media and then SEVERAL hours installing all the Windows updates as the media installs an ancient version of WIndows 7.  I decided to image the C drive after all the Windows updates were installed so if I ever needed to re-image again it would be a much faster process.  I imaged all 4 partitions to an external drive with Maxium Reflect.  I then decided to try restoring the C drive image to make sure it worked.  Bad idea.  After restoring the image, my Y580 would no longer boot and I had to start all over again with the recovery media.  I suspect the SDD drive setup somehow makes normal image restore an issue. Questions:1.  Has anyone come up with a way to successfully image and restore the C drive?2.  Is there a way to update the OKR partition with new image of Windows 7 with updates installed? Thanks,-Chuck

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I bought an Ideapad Y580 some years ago and it came with a Blu-Ray player. It worked fine, until not too long ago. Now it can't read Blu-Ray discs, only DVDs. Anyone know the why it doesn't work properly? Are there any drivers or updates I need? Thanks!

A:Blu-Ray player on Y580 won't play

Did you ever get it to work? I am having the same problem.

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So I just installed a Kingston 120GB mSATA SSD SUV500MS in my Y580. I got an HDD with Windows 10 installed on it. But when I turn it on now, it does not get past the Lenovo splash screen. I cannot even load the BIOS. It says Entering SETUP, but nothing happens then.If I take the SSD out, everything goes back to being normal. Any ideas? Thanks!

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I am turning to the community to find out if anyone has installed 16GB of memory in their Y580. Lenovo's manual and website says that 8GB is the maximum supported, but some posts have indicated that it might support 16GB. I need to hear from someone who has actually tried 16GB of RAM in their Y580 as to whether it worked as this is the only thing holding me back from purchasing the Y580.












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A:Y580 16GB RAM Support

According to Crucial on their site the max is 8 GB for the Y580 And since Lenovo says the same,i would go with that. However i would be interested to hear otherwise. 

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Y580, Win10 I just purchased a used Y580 cheap because it has non-functional USB 3.0 ports. The USB 2.0 port works fine.When I plug in a USB cable, it doesn't register anything, as if there's no power to the ports. Which leads me to believe it's not a driver issue...but I could be wrong about that. My thought was that the controller on the motherboard might be bad, but I don't know much about laptops, honestly. I'm more of a desktop guy when it comes to hardware. I'm not even sure if the USB controller is onboard or a separate board in the laptop. Any ideas on how to fix this, or am I just out of luck? Thanks. - Brian

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I' ve been experiencing problems with graphics in my Y580 laptop ( i7 3630QM, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M 2GB, 8GB RAM ) for about 3 months now ( bought it 3 years ago ). GPU, after reaching about 75 degrees, freezes showing errors:https://scr.hu/zkZzKJhttps://scr.hu/ZM8dk2This errors occur with games - CS:GO and applications - 3DMark. So far i tried:-downclocking-using different nvidia settings-installing different OS ( WIN 7, 8.1, 10 )-upgrading and downgrading drivers ( i' ve noticed that driver versions below 350 are forcing BSODs Dmp, and versions above 350 are giving errors i mentioned earlier) Is my GPU dying? Or maybe it's motherboard fault? 

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I'm getting low battery life from just the Power Saver Mode (about 2 hours).The Y580 was advertised to last as long as 5 hours. What configurations are people using to get this long of battery life?

A:How do I get the most battery life out of my Y580?

Hi, have a read here http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-and-U-series-Laptops/Optimizing-battery-run-time-and-battery-l...

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I have an Ideapad Y580 with a 32 gb SSD and a 1TB HDD. I tried to upgrade to Windows 10 but it failed so I had to do a clean install. I'm trying to go back to Windows 7 since Windows 10 is somewhat glitchy on my computer (I already updated all the drivers). Since it was a clean install, I don't have the "Go Back to Windows 7" option in Windows Recovery. I made a system image just prior to installing Windows 10. I also have a Windows 7 Repair Disc but when I try to boot with it I get a message that says the version is not compatible with the version of Windows I'm trying to repair. Resetting the PC only gives Windows 10 as the target operating system. I tried calling Lenovo support but gave up after 10 minutes on hold and my warranty is expired anyway. Is there any way for me to get back to Windows 7? Or is there a convenient way to get installation media from Lenovo to go back to Windows 7 with the OEM partitions? I was hoping to avoid purchasing the $130 Lenovo "Complex Services" (I'm not even sure if it would solve my problem). Any help is much appreciated Thanks.
 
 
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I'm posting on here after reading many a comment on this issue.  My I have the y580 i7 nVidia 660m 8 g ram system and I can't play games in direct 10/11.  I can play in direct x 9 for the moment it seems.  For the most part when i play Civ 5 in direct 11 it crashes in under 5 mins precisely when the gpu reaches 91 degrees every time.  I'm monitoring the temps with MSI afterburner (not overclocking).  The temp just climps and then bing... shut down.  It use to go higher and run there, but now it seems to shut down there everytime.  Crysis 1 shuts down too a few mins in.  This machine is very frustrating.  Hopefully I can get it to work again.  I WILL NEVER BUY ONE OF THESE AGAIN... ever.  And I do buy computers often.  I will not recommend it to anyone.  In fact I will make sure other people buy different machines.  I don't want to take the thing apart to reapply thermal paste and thus void the warranty.  And I don't want to have it sent away for months on end to have it re-imaged.  This is horse**bleep**.  I can't wait till PS4 or XBox 720 comes out. 













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A:Y580 Overheat at 90 degrees

That's not right at all! My new Y580 runs Crysis 3 with this:CPU 70 degrees Celsius, 60% usageGPU 70 degrees, 800MB, 80% usageHDD (1TB) 61 degrees.  Your laptop definitely has a fault...





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First off I would like to say that I very much enjoyed my laptop right up until last night. I had the machine since early 2013 and it worked great, best laptop for gaming I have ever used. However I noticed that the last few months the battery cannot hold a charge (for menial tasks) and the fan or gpu was making an odd noise under load. This began to bother me so I took it upon myself to do a battery gauge reset, to see if maybe the battery was just mis calibrated. After this I decided to check the fan and clean out any dust from the vents and inside the fan, as I've noticed it having to work harder than normal under load, and Temps have been higher than normal. I put everything back together, put the motherboard back in, and plugged everything back into the motherboard, but now the laptop won't turn on. What's weird is I have done this a few times before and the laptop has always been fine. This has really bummed me out, I really liked this laptop. Now I don't have a computer to play games on or do anything. I also rely on the laptop for school. I am not sure what to do. I am guessing that the problem lies in the motherboard, and I know the laptop is out of warranty as I have had it awhile. Any idea how much it would cost for a repair like this? I am a poor college student and I don't know that I could even afford a repair let alone a new computer. Why I am frustrated: thing is, about 2 years ago I got a keyboard bezel replacement from Lenovo and sen... Read more

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Hey All, I have a Y580 Laptop which has the Backlit AccuType keyboard, the backlight is white. I noticed the Y50 has an Backlit AccuType keyboard which has a red backlight. Can i buy a Y50 Backlit AccuType keyboard and pop it into my Y580? will it work ok?  Thanks! James

A:Y50 Keyboard in a Y580?! Compatible?

hi james,
 
Welcome to the Lenovo Forums.
 
Looking at the Y580 & Y50-70 hardware maintenance manual (HMM), I'm afraid the keyboard on the Y50-70 won't work on the Y580 as the former has its keyboard built-in to the top cover (upper case).
 
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Regards

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Hi Mobile DualCore Intel Core i5-3210M, 2900 MHz (29 x 100) 35WI want to update this driver. and ?NTEL SR0UX ?7 3630QM 6MB 3.40 GHZ 45W Is it a problem? i5 35w - i7 45W Is it a problem.? I'm sorry my english not good.  Thx.. 

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My front left USB 3.0 ports stopped working a few days ago.  They can still provide power via a USB to Micro USB adapter cable, but will not recognise or power my mouse or headset. My device manager indicates that my Intel(r) USB 3.0 Extensible host controller cannot start (code 10).  I've tried reinstalling this driver, but that didn't sovle the problem. My rear right USB 2.0 port functions regularly.  My front right USB 3.0 port does not work because it has been physically damaged. I'd really like to have at least 2 functional USB ports to work with.  Can anyone help me figure out what's wrong with my left ports, or how I could replace the right front port?  Thanks.

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Hy i bought my Y580 for School and it crashed. So a Specialist installed a new Windows 7 Ultimate. But he doesnt install the One Key Recovery and the Lenovo Software. Can anybody give me a Recovery Iso of the Original Windows 7 Home Premium? There is no Recovery Disc includet.  Thanks 

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Hi,i need your help to figure out how to repair my Y580,first of a video of my problem: gif of broken displayIt happens with the start of the laptop and sometimes gets better for a few seconds.The angle of the display doesnt seem to have an influence on the problem. Do I have to replace the whole display or could it be a smaller malfunctioning part?And where can i find a serial number for a proper replacement part? Thanks in advance!  

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I've been having latency issues lately on P5Q pro turbo while streaming radio, netflix or watching youtube (The typical popping & stuttering I've been reading about). I don't know how long I have had it but I just started noticing a week or 2 ago. Been idle all night while I slept and turn the monitors on first thing today and still getting red spikes.

I have Atheros? L1E Gigabit LAN controller featuring AI NET 2 on a P5Q pro turbo motherboard and have tried driver versions 1.0.0.15, 1.0.0.16 and 1.0.0.18 versions of the Atheros AR8121/AR8113/AR8114 PCI ethernet controller. The driver version on the MB CD is 1.0.0.16.

I have downloaded this package from this site Drivers Informer: Atheros AR8121/AR8113/AR8114 PCI-E Ethernet Controller overview Which says Win7 should be 1.0.0.49 but when I installed it, it only installed 1.0.0.18. It gave no option which one to install. I cant seem to install .49 version. Funny thing is version .18 isn't even listed in the above link.

NDIS 6.20 is the worst latency offender. Can I safely put NDIS 6.30 or 6.40 on Windows 7x64?

I have tried disabling LAN, video and sound in the device manager as well as a backup Logitech BT mouse driver.

I have 2 video card slots on my MB each with a card. I swapped the card positions around in case something was conflicting. According to How to Detect an IRQ Conflict | eHow I have no conflicting devices and no yellow exclamations.

Nothing seems to help. The ONLY thing that seems to put a t... Read more

A:DPC Latency when idle - Keyword *IDLE*

First, this really belongs in another forum section. Audio may be affected but its more some system or driver problem.

However, on the sound side, looking at the Device Manager listing, I don't really see a true hardware driver for your PC sound. I see ATI High Definition and NVIDIA High Definition but those are most likely HDMI audio drivers, not PC sound drivers. VIA, according to what I find on the ASUS site is the correct on-board audio.

https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P5...Desk_Download/

Another Item I see is a wireless adapter. Wi-Fi is a know cause of audio dropout. Disable that or even unplug it if you are not using Wi-Fi. If you are using Wi-Fi, stop and use a wired LAN connection.

The so called driver sites do not always have the latest or even correct drivers. Best to use the ones from the motherboard vendor, or in the case of Intel devices direct from Intel.

Finally, download and run the free Resplendence Latency Mon program. It is much more than the limited DPC Latency Checker program.

Resplendence Software - LatencyMon: suitability checker for real-time audio and other tasks

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I've been having latency issues lately on P5Q pro turbo while streaming radio, netflix or watching youtube (The typical popping & stuttering I've been reading about). I don't know how long I have had it but I just started noticing a week or 2 ago. Been idle all night while I slept and turn the monitors on first thing today and still getting red spikes.

I have Atheros? L1E Gigabit LAN controller featuring AI NET 2 on a P5Q pro turbo motherboard and have tried driver versions 1.0.0.15, 1.0.0.16 and 1.0.0.18 versions of the Atheros AR8121/AR8113/AR8114 PCI ethernet controller. The driver version on the MB CD is 1.0.0.16.

I have downloaded this package from this site Drivers Informer: Atheros AR8121/AR8113/AR8114 PCI-E Ethernet Controller overview Which says Win7 should be 1.0.0.49 but when I installed it, it only installed 1.0.0.18. It gave no option which one to install. I cant seem to install .49 version. Funny thing is version .18 isn't even listed in the above link.

NDIS 6.20 is the worst latency offender. Can I safely put NDIS 6.30 or 6.40 on Windows 7x64?

I have tried disabling LAN, video and sound in the device manager as well as a backup Logitech BT mouse driver.

I have 2 video card slots on my MB each with a card. I swapped the card positions around in case something was conflicting. According to How to Detect an IRQ Conflict | eHow I have no conflicting devices and no yellow exclamations.

Nothing seems to help. The ONLY thing that seems to put a t... Read more

A:DPC Latency when idle - Keyword *IDLE*

First, this really belongs in another forum section. Audio may be affected but its more some system or driver problem.

However, on the sound side, looking at the Device Manager listing, I don't really see a true hardware driver for your PC sound. I see ATI High Definition and NVIDIA High Definition but those are most likely HDMI audio drivers, not PC sound drivers. VIA, according to what I find on the ASUS site is the correct on-board audio.

https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P5...Desk_Download/

Another Item I see is a wireless adapter. Wi-Fi is a know cause of audio dropout. Disable that or even unplug it if you are not using Wi-Fi. If you are using Wi-Fi, stop and use a wired LAN connection.

The so called driver sites do not always have the latest or even correct drivers. Best to use the ones from the motherboard vendor, or in the case of Intel devices direct from Intel.

Finally, download and run the free Resplendence Latency Mon program. It is much more than the limited DPC Latency Checker program.

Resplendence Software - LatencyMon: suitability checker for real-time audio and other tasks

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I recently purchased a Y580 used. It had 3 USB ports not working (USB 3.0 I'm assuming) and the screen had stopped coming on or even powering up, but an external monitor would work on it. When I first turned it on, the Lenovo logo came up for a second on the screen, then it went off. This was a coldstart. First I replaced the screen, which I should've known wasn't the problem since it came up once. No improvement.Second, I replaced the monitor cable, which, again, I should've known wasn't the problem since it came up once. That made it worse. Now, when I turn on the machine, the screen has no power for about 20 or 30 seconds. Then it powers on and very slowly turns to full white. It's like the screen is slowly activating all of the pixels till they're all on, all white. I did this twice but decided to turn it off for good for fear I'd damage the screen. Oh, one more thing. When I opened it up, I found that someone had been in the laptop already and the right monitor hinge was broken. The external screw going into that area wouldn't come out (just spun) and internally it was missing a screw from the hinge to the motherboard. So when I opened pulled the top off, the hinge mount finished braking and came all the way up and off the mounting section. There's a black wire that goes over there, but it doesn't connect to the monitor in any way that I can see. I wondered if it were some kind of ground, and when it broke fully, it caused a problem. Any ideas what mi... Read more

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Hi,

I need some help with bsods on Windows 8.1 OS. I'm not sure but probably there is my fault that this happens. I have Lenovo Y580 and a few months ago I updated my bios to version 5DCN40WW(v2.07), i downloaded it from Lenovo support website (in this time i got windows 7), then i decide to run Windows 8, but this bios was purposed for Windows 7 and now i cant find 'actualization' to my old bios wich was purposeed to Windows 8, I'm looking for version 5DCN89WW of bios to this Lenovo. Now I have 2-3 bsods a day, even after format, I've updated my drivers using SlimDrivers and downloaded actual drivers from Intel website,on the Intel website I had an information that product has been detected as Kontroler Qualcomm Atheros AR8161 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (NDIS 6.30) but this device is unknown or unsupported (current driver:2.1.0.16) and same thing with Audio Driver for Intel Desktop Board, product detected: Sound Bluetooth (current driver: 12.0.0.2951).

I did memtest86:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...07-032101.html

And this is scr from Crystal Disk Info:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/7166435/disk.jpg

And at the end there are .dmp files:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...11-12-2013.zip

If anyone could help me I'll be very grateful and maybe there is any chance that someone who has Lenovo Y580 can copy for me newest bios and post here? Laptop was in service but they didn't fix this issue and they didn't restore my old ... Read more

A:random BSODs lenovo y580 win 8.1

Sorry for the delay in responding. There just aren't that many people who do BSOD analysis, so at times we get a bit overwhelmed!

AFAIK, you have the latest BIOS for your system.
Here's a link to it: BIOS Update for Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) - IdeaPad Y480, Y580

Out of 17 memory dumps there were 7 different BSOD error codes. The differing error codes are usually symptomatic of a lower level problem within the system. They are usually caused by one of these things:
- borked (broken) hardware (several different procedures used to isolate the problem device)
- BIOS issues (check for updates at the motherboard manufacturer's website)
- overclocking/overheating - You'll know if you're overclocking or not. If uncertain we can suggest things to check.
- compatibility issues (3rd party hardware/drivers)
- low-level driver problems
- or even malware (scanned for when we ask for hardware diagnostics from Initial Hardware Diagnostics or Hardware Diagnostics ).

You can get a head start on the hardware diagnostics if you'd like - they are located here: Hardware Diagnostics

Daemon Tools (and Alcohol % software) are known to cause BSOD's on some Windows systems (mostly due to the sptd.sys driver, although I have seen dtsoftbus01.sys blamed on several occasions).





Please un-install the program, then use the following free tool to ensure that the troublesome sptd.sys driver is removed from your system (pick the 32 or 64 bit system depending on your sys... Read more

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Hello, I recently upgraded my home internet to a 5GHz dual band connection which I came to learn could not be utilized by my Lenovo Y580s wifi adapater : Intel Centrino 2200N. In order to utilize my new internet, I purchased a USB dual band a/c dongle at BestBuy for $30, the only drawback being a small piece constantly plugged in / using one of my USB ports (not a big deal). I was able to connect with this device at 5ghz and for the past few months everything was fine and I received blazing fast internet using this USB as my wifi. Recently I noticed I I've been losing connection speed and internet. My transfer rate jumps from 6MBs to 433 MBs as and everywhere in between while connected at 5ghz, and figured my usb dongle might be faulty. I unplugged the device to test it, and connected using the computer's normal wifi over the 2.4Ghz channel. To my surprise, while the signal was strong, my internet speeds were also jumping between 1mbs and 60mbs, essentially the same thing that was happening while using the 5ghz USB. In an effort to trouble shoot on my own, I did the following:- Did a full mallware / virus check ( was clean )- I live in a Condo so I installed INSIDDER software to check my wifi channels: no real problems there- Connected several other devices using both the 2.4 and 5ghz connection, including laptops and Iphones/Ipads. All were fine so I know it's not my router- Called the internet cable company to see if they might be thr... Read more

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Ok so here is the deal, I own a Y580-M772CMH 15.6FHD/i7-3610QM/8G/ laptop with Windows 7 and a few weeks ago I used Ccleaner to clean the registry and like the dumb stupid person I am did not pay attention to what it was "cleaning".Next time I booted up my Laptop it failed to start Windows and gave the following message: Check cable connection!PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel PXE ROM.No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key So next time I pressed F2 while booting to see: Boot Device PriorityInternal HDD: SAMSUNG MZMPC064HBDR-000L1SATA HDD: ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBBSATA ODD: Optiarc BD ROM BC-5550HNetwork Boot: Atheros Boot Agent To me it looked like I still had both disks working so I put in a Windows ISO before boot to see if I could repair. The following System Recovery Options screen showed me no OS existing. So I powered down and used One Key Recovery which told me when I said to restore to factory conditions that the partition layout has changed. Finally I used a bootable Partition Wizard and that showed me this: ? To my layman's eyes it seems like the SSD and HDD that are normally combined by a Lenovo software Raid are now separate? Something I deleted with Ccleaner by accident that caused it (probably)? Main thing is, I actually don't know what the problem is and so don't know how to proceed.Can I even save my data (I'm afraid not)? I've been linked this, which would solve it but I was hoping a compl... Read more

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