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How should I upgrade Lenovo G470?

Q: How should I upgrade Lenovo G470?

Hi, recently i just found my old laptop -G470. I need a laptop to do what my pc can do , so when Im not home i can bring the laptop out. What i need is i can photo editing and video editing without any hiccups in the between. Is it possible to upgrade my G470 to what i need or I should just go buy a new laptop. Anyone can help me out here ? Just give me the best hardware that compatible with G470.Thanks in advance.

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Preferred Solution: How should I upgrade Lenovo G470?

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Hello, I have a Lenovo g470, and I was wondering if it would be possible to get an Ivy Bridge processor. The manual says the following ones are compatible: Intel I7-2620M 2.7G 4M 2c J1 PGA processor CPU.Intel I5-2540M 2.6G 3M 2c J1 PGA processor CPU.Intel I5-2520M 2.5G 3M 2c J1 PGA processor CPU.Intel I5-2410M 2.3G 3M 2c J1 PGA processor CPU.Intel I3-2310M 2.1G 3M 2c J1 PGA processor CPU. But as it Ivy Bridge are backwards compatible with SB, I wonder if I could get a 3ª processor and put in this mobo. If not, does it worth to change from i3 2310m to anyone of these above?? i5 2540m has 200mhz higher clock on gpu and i7 has more l3 cache(4MB), or should I just leave like this?? I appreciate any help. Thank you.  (Sorry for my bad english)

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Hi there,              I am planning to upgrade my lenovo G470 series laptop.I am planning for 8gb or 16gb ram and harddisk 1Tb or 2Tb.Upto how much ram my laptop supports.?Should i buy two 4Gb ram or jus needed only one 4Gb ram(Not sure how many ram chip is inside 2 x 2gb or 1 x 4Gb)? Can i implement a SSD hard disk instead normal hard drive?.Will this upgrade will be supported by my laptop.Will it be worth it after all these years(6-7yrs)?How much will it cost in India for the above upgrade? thank you,Hari Sankar

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Bluetooth not working after installing Windows 10 on G470
 
 
 
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A:G470 - Bluetooth not working after installing Windows 10 on G470

Hi ashu2000 , 
 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
Checking on the Lenovo supported systems list for Windows 10 Upgrade ,  "not listed, it hasn?t been tested for Windows 10 upgrade and is not supported. " for the G570 .
 
Same reasons why on the support site , drivers for windows 10 is not available. 
 
There are claims that it works ok but some have reported devices and apps not working after the upgrade. 
You may check related threads here . 
 
Would there be any yellow or black down arrow marks on the device manager . 
If that is the case , then you may want to try checking the hardware ID to download specific driver directly from the manufacturer if the Windows 8.1 version driver would not help.
Example for Broadcom Bluetooth 4.0 Driver or use windows updates to install appropriate drivers
 
On device manager , you may also use built in drivers in Windows 10  doing upgrade drivers and, browse on this pc , let me pick option, and choose recommended ones on the list .  
 
Hope this helps. 
 
 
Regards
 

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 le di matenimiento a mi laptop pero me surgio una duda en el chip de video ¿tiene que llevar pasta termica o alguna almuhadilla termica? me parece que si traia una pero no estoy seguro la pregunta es la puedo dejar asi sin nada? o debo de ponerle la almuhadilla o pasta termica, la duda es porque este equipo no tiene disipador en el chip de video solo en el procesador.

A:Particiones en lenovo G470

If there is no heatshink on the the video chip you would not apply thermal paste to it, because the thermal paste's only purpose is to more efficiently transfer heat to the heatshink.  

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hi,

it takes almost 15min to boot windows 7 32bit clean installed window.after that some time works fine but most of the time when i open or close some window, it’s open like in slow motion but task manager shows ok(cpu0to5%ram36%of2GB without any background).I have spare fully working HDD so replaced but problem is same ,even BIOS is hanging.i have tried lenovo provided tool to test system and it shows all ok. cd/rom,wifi card and hdd is tested physically.ram is tested by memory diagnostic tool only.

need help!!!

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(I am only writing this because my parents refuse to listen to me and they want "Lenovo" to help me with this problem.)So I own a Lenovo G470 (Ideapad) that I bought in 2011. About 7 months ago, the laptop's hinges started to become lose and then since 4-5 months, bits and pieces of the laptop case keep falling apart/breaking around the hinges. It was a bit bothersome but nothing too serious.However, last week the laptop's screen became tilted (??) like one hinge/side is up and the other is down. It's almost diagonal. And the wire connecting to the laptop screen is exposed (i dont know how) maybe because the hinge's piece broke so the wire is exposed and it's almost on the verge of breaking too. (Ill be attaching the pics of the laptop below.)My warranty expired ages ago. But I dont mind paying for the repair. Is there a way if I contact a real Lenovo store nearby and ask them to "repair" my broken laptop. My parents would rather spend 80-140 dollars repairing this than buy me a new 700/800 dollar laptop.Honestly, if some of you wanna tell me that this laptop is beyond repair, believe me I know! My parents refuse to listen to me -_- So this is just to prove them Im right. FRONT:- https://imgur.com/4viSonH- https://imgur.com/D1pX3I0LEFT SIDE:- https://imgur.com/IKEdGI4- https://imgur.com/L6HmMPw- https://imgur.com/7qk0CMm- https://imgur.com/j5usW0nRIGHT SIDE:- https://imgur.com/wjONWoE- https://imgur.com/peerlHE- https://imgur.com/JU81ZrI- https://imgur.com/gvsWs5S- https... Read more

A:My laptop's falling apart.. Lenovo G470

If you think you have a flat tire do you keep on going until the tire disintegrates and you destroy the rim? That's what you did to your own laptop.You should've taken action as soon as you noticed something is happening with the hinge.There's not much you can do right now to fix it. Only thing I'd advise is to find a broken one online with the body intact (at least when it comes to the bottom part and hinges). e.g. with a smashed screen and make a transplant. Have it done by a professional if you can't do it on your own.

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Hello! Recently I upgraded my G470 notebook into win7, and my wifi is not working, the button is turned on and I installed the driver in the lenovo support center, I also installed the Energy Magagement program and etc, but when I press Fn + F5, the only thing that appear is the Bluetooth connection, which is turned on, but my wifi does not show there, and also, it does not show in the Device Manager... What can I do?It is enable on the BIOS as well.

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I encountered the BSOD with the problem about atikmpag.sys It seems like I made a wrong choice about deleting it, (solution from internet searching)  and now the Display Adapters doesn't work anymore as you can see in the pictures  after deleting the atikmpag.sys during safe mode, It somehow resolved the problem about the BSOD and my laptop are finally starting properly now the problem is about the resolution, it's not the same anymore, it's too low and somehow the screen is blurry, as you can see at the Graphics section, the maximum resolution I can only choose is 1024 x 768, which is supposed to be 1366 x 768 (HD) if i'm not mistaken,   I need your help on how to fix this I hope i can turn it back to normal., I don't have a CD installer (if it is supposed to have one) to re-install it, and about downloading from other sites I'm a little bit concerned about that so I haven't tried it yet.. and it seems like Lenovo has its own installer... Pls help ASAP













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A:Lenovo G470 atikmpag.sys problem

hi jm9327,
 
Welcome to the Lenovo Forums.
 
The G470 with a dual GPU (Intel+AMD), uses a muxless driver (this is a custom driver that switches the discrete AMD Graphics to the Intel Graphics to save power). If you have installed a different driver, this may cause system instability (including BSOD).
 
If you're running on Windows 7, try the following::
 
1. Follow this guide on how to disable automatic driver installation.
2. Install these drivers in order (reboot if necessary)
   (1st)  - Intel Onboard Graphics Driver for Windows 7 (64-bit)
   (2nd)  - AMD Video Driver for Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit)
 
When finished, check if the yellow exclamation marks are gone under Device Manager > Display Adapters and observe the screen resolution adjustment and BSOD occurrence.
 
 
Let me know how it goes.
 
Regards

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Have a problem whit mi laptop lenovo g470, can't dismount the laptop because i cant take off the nails and the tape dont open because that. The nails dont unscrew

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hey, i have an Lenovo g470 laptop with windows 7 Home Basic, Service pack 1, 64 bits and the webcam wont work. when i start up cyberlink youcam, it says: "Warning, No webcam detected. Try plugging in a webcam into your computer now. If you are using an integrated camera, make sure that it is turned on". It worked when i first got my computer for a few months, then it stopped. I havent used it for a few months because of this problem. Please help me! Any help is appreciated, thanks!
 

A:Lenovo g470 integrated camera not working

welcome to TSG.

Please do not create duplicate posts for the same issue. Closing thread, please respond at the one in hardware.

http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/1052268-lenovo-g470-integrated-camera-not.html

thanks,

v
 

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hey, i have an Lenovo g470 laptop with windows 7 Home Basic, Service pack 1, 64 bits and the webcam wont work. when i start up cyberlink youcam, it says: "Warning, No webcam detected. Try plugging in a webcam into your computer now. If you are using an integrated camera, make sure that it is turned on". It worked when i first got my computer for a few months, then it stopped. I havent used it for a few months because of this problem. Please help me! Any help is appreciated, thanks!
 

A:Lenovo g470 integrated camera not working

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Hi I was watching a movie and laptop went shutdown. I connected charger and battery was showing 76%. I removed charger and it immediately went off again. Now it starts only if connected to charger and goes off as soon as charger is removed. Any suggestions please

A:Lenovo G470 battery connection lost

Hi Mkmm9,
               
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
As per the query we understood that you are facing an issue with the battery charging.
 
Please disconnect all the external devices connected to the system. Also remove battery and adapter as well.
 
Now press and hold the power button for 30 seconds and turn on the machine and check for the issue.
 
 Remove the battery from your laptop and check the battery connection "pins" in the laptop. The pins are the vertical slots in the center of the battery tray. See if perhaps one or more may have been bent enough to not make contact with the battery pins. Also check to see if lint, dirt or some other foreign matter has gotten between the pins on either the battery or the laptop. Have you tried the battery from the other laptop? If a different battery doesn't work, your problem is with the laptop pins. One or more may have broken or become disconnected. Try all possible combinations to narrow down the trouble spot.
 
Hope this helps! Do post us back for further queries.
 
Best regards,
 
Ashwin.S

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As the Title says.... I have a 5 year old Laptop Lenovo G470 with a switchable graphicsIntel HD Graphics Family 3000 (which win 10 reads it)AMD Radeon HD 6300M series (which win 10 reads it) or "6730M" The Problem is everytime i try to install the AMD its causes BSOD when playing games and stop responding error when trying to watch videos....it works fine alone with just Intel HD Graphics Family...I tried:Installing 1st Intel before AMD in a fresh format (Which i read about the issue about AMD)....= Still having BSODInstalled latest drivers for AMD... = Still having BSODDid try to find to downgrade BIOS if thats the case = Failed didnt find lower BIOSdid the atikmpag.sys thingy... = caused me more trouble since it does not go to start windows so what im having now is just my Intel HD working... can someone help me with this issue... im not really that techy guy but i do know how to follow instructions

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There's always a pop-up message that my Lenovo D: drive is almost out of space, I clicked it, cleared recycle bin, but nothing happened still, I manually checked on the drive but I'm afraid to delete these folders such as applications, drivers, etc.. please help me to resolve this... I would really appreciate your response..
 

A:How to free space on my Lenovo G470 drive D:

What is on the "Lenovo D: drive"?

Please attach a screen shot of the Disk Management window, as that sometimes helps us understand your issue. If you need help with that see TSG Posting a Screenshot. FWIW to take screen shots with Windows 7 or Vista I prefer to use the built-in Snipping Tool.
 

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Here i comes again for another problem and need another solutions.

Why everytimes i plug-in the AC it only charge 50% batteries..That the max..

so is it normal? or any problem to my lenovo? before this it charge 100% but after i install new windows 7 ultimate it only charge 50%...please help~

sorry for my bad english~ ASIAN PEOPLE BAD AT ENGLISH

A:Batteries Charge only 50% for Lenovo G470, is it normal??

Which version of Windows you have shouldn't affect how your battery is charged up so it's probably just coincidence.

You may be needing a new battery. Do you have anyone nearby who can check the battery for you?

Your English is better than my non-existent Malaysian!

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Hello guys, I try to be detailed as possible in this problem. While watching a H264 MKV AAC video using mpv using this parameters:mpv --vo=opengl-hq:lscale=lanczos3:cscale=lanczos3:dither-depth=auto my computer suddenly blue screen with this dump. [download here : http://1drv.ms/1ujkdR4], summary detail of BSOD(Nirsoft BlueScreenView): -- SOF OF BSOD --A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damageto your computer. The problem seems to be caused by the following file: atikmpag.sysSYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen,restart your computer. If this screen appears again, followthese steps: Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed.If this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufacturerfor any Windows updates you might need.If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardwareor software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing.If you need to use safe mode to remove or disable components, restartyour computer, press F8 to select Advanced Startup Options, and thenselect Safe Mode. Technical Information:*** STOP: 0x1000007e (0xffffffffc0000005, 0x000000000000ff00, 0xfffff880031af8d8, 0xfffff880031af130)*** atikmpag.sys - Address 0xfffff88004011b1a base at 0xfffff88004000000 DateStamp 0x4ff4eb9e--EOF OF BSOD -- After my unit restarts, the drivers is gone and display "Standa... Read more

A:[Help] Lenovo G470 video card problem.

Adding property (based on details):Hardware Ids:PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_0000&SUBSYS_397517AA&REV_00PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_0000&SUBSYS_397517AAPCI\VEN_1002&DEV_0000&CC_030000PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_0000&CC_0300Driver node strong name:display.inftd.Mfg.NTamd64:vga:6.1.7600.16385ci\cc_0300

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I recently acquired this laptop, and upon start up a notification popped up stating: Recovery Your PC/Device needs to be repaired.The application or operating system couldn't be loaded because a required file is missing or contains errors.File:\Widows\system 32\winload exe.Error code: 0xc0000225So, that is basically it. I would liketo know what that code signifys, and what I can do to rectify the problem.                                                                                                                                                 Thank you, CJ01

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hey, i have an Lenovo g470 laptop with windows 7 Home Basic, Service pack 1, 64 bits and the webcam wont work. when i start up cyberlink youcam, it says: "Warning, No webcam detected. Try plugging in a webcam into your computer now. If you are using an integrated camera, make sure that it is turned on". It worked when i first got my computer for a few months, then it stopped. I havent used it for a few months because of this problem. Please help me! Any help is appreciated, thanks!
 

A:Lenovo g470 integrated camera not working

welcome to TSG.

Please do not create duplicate posts for the same issue. Closing thread, please respond at the one in hardware.

http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/1052268-lenovo-g470-integrated-camera-not.html

thanks,

v
 

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i has been bougth lenovo g470 friend's. with specs core i3.does the g470 I bought do not have dual graphics with AMD radeon?,because every i install amd driver, always failed.i check specs on google all article says it have a dual graphics.

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After spending an inordinate amount of time searching the internet about my problem, and then contacting Lenovo (who told me it was hardware and I needed to return all of the laptops I bought), I managed to magically find the solution to my problem.  Since it wasn't documented elsewhere on the internet, I thought I'd create a post for it here. The problem I was having was that my Lenovo G470 laptop did not display Press F2 to Enter Setup during the boot process, and because of this, no amount of hammering the F2 button would allow access to the BIOS.  I attempted all of the standard fixes, pulled the battery, held power down for 30 seconds, removed the HDD -- nothing would cause this to appear.  Since it was happening on all 3 of the G470s we just purchased, I didn't believe it was hardware.  I reached out to Lenovo Premium Support, and after about 3 minutes of discussion, "Paul" informed me that all three machines were defective and would have to be sent back in for repair, and it would take 4-6 weeks for repair and diagnosis.   As I had been noodling around with the machines for a few days, ONE of the three ended up showing the bios options during the boot process.  At that point, I had been hitting just about every single key on the keyboard during the boot process, so I couldn't identify what it was that I did that caused the options to appear.  A little more troubleshooting and I figured it out: Lenovo G470 machines equip... Read more

A:SOLUTION: Press [F2] to Enter Setup does NOT Appear - Lenovo G470

Now that's a slick solution.
 
Dave

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Please need help,

I can't found newest driver video card Lenovo G470 for Windows 7 Profesional 32bit

A:How to get driver Video Card Lenovo G470 with support Direct3D ?

You should be able to get updates from Lenovo support (Link below). In the Category drop-down select Video. In the Operating System drop-down select Windows 7. Choose the correct driver download for your video hardware.

Drivers and software - Lenovo G470 Notebook

Also, there's numerous other updates for your PC. You should browse the list.

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Hey folks,
 
Got an M93 with Win 10. Lenovo solution center asks to do upgrades on BIOS and a bunch of drivers. Did that, and now I can't boot the computer. 
 
Tried pressing F1 after pressing start button, no help. Can't enter BIOS, still stuck at lenovo screen. Also tried Ctrl+Alt+Del on that screen, blacks out then stuck at lenovo screen again. 
 
Please help and inform, thanks!!!
 
James
 
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A:ThinkCentre: Stuck at Lenovo splash screen after lenovo solution bios upgrade

I would try resetting the BIOS using the jumper, or by taking out the CMOS battery, wait a minute or two, and then replace it and try booting up. See page 73 of the Hardware Maintenance Manaul linked below for location of the Clear CMOS/Recovery jumper (# 20) https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/thinkcentre_pdf/m83m93p_hmm.pdf Clearing the CMOS (BIOS)1. Remove all media from the drives and turn off all attached devices and the computer. Then, disconnect all power cords from electrical outlets and disconnect all cables that are connected to the computer. 2. Remove the computer cover. 3. Locate the Clear CMOS /Recovery jumper on the system board. 4. Move the jumper from the standard position (pin 1 and pin 2) to the maintenance position (pin 2 and pin 3). 5. Reinstall the computer cover and connect the power cord. 6. Turn on the computer and leave it on for approximately 10 seconds. Then, turn off the computer by holding the power switch for approximately five seconds. 7. Repeat step 1 through step 2. 8. Move the Clear CMOS /Recovery jumper back to the standard position (pin 1 and pin 2). 9. Reinstall the computer cover and connect the power cord. Good Luck, 

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Hi everyone, I'd like to introduce myself with my very first post in this community.So, I'd like to upgrade my Lenovo B590 (I know it's an old one ).Currently my specs are: - Intel Celeron 1005M 1,90GHz; 8 Gb DDR3 Ram (which i perfectly upgraded); 450 Gb HDD and Windows 10 - 64x and this mainboard Socket 988B rPGA (G2 if I am correct). Thanks to this forum an other posts like this one: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-B-and-G-Series-Notebooks/B590-Processor-Upgrade/td-p/1948989 I could figure out more like for e.g. which CPU's are compatible. So my question is I actually found on ebay an Intel Core i5 Mobile CPU Socket G2 PGA 988 with the following FRU 40W0492, but on the Lenovo Maintenance Manual the FRU of the i5 is completey different (102001067). So is my laptop with this CPU incompatible 100%? Aren't FRU numbers supposed to have 7 numbers with letters? Or am I wrong? Thank you in advance and sorry for my english I haven't talked it for 3 years or so. 

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Hey folks, Got an M93 with Win 10. Lenovo solution center asks to do upgrades on BIOS and a bunch of drivers. Did that, and now I can't boot the computer.  Tried pressing F1 after pressing start button, no help. Can't enter BIOS, still stuck at lenovo screen. Also tried Ctrl+Alt+Del on that screen, blacks out then stuck at lenovo screen again.  Please help and inform, thanks!!! James

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?hello. i have a problem here with my battery, the battery icon showed that 87% plugged not charging (i always set it in best battery health mode). but after i check it through lenovo energy management and it showed me a battery exhaustion notice. is the battery reset gauge feature can make it back to normal? 

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so earlier today i started to get weird issues with video, the screen froze for a few sec then it blinked, tried to restart the game but started to get a notification about keeping it from getting acces to graphics hardware, restarting didnt help and instead of notifications i started to get BSOD, tried restoring the systm but didnt work, now everytime i boot with "Switchable Graphics" on the boot settings i never get video, after the windows 10 flag animation screens turns grey or black, with the fan turning on and off and the screen blinking (i can notice how it gets totally black and black with a backlight), only way to get access to desktop is turning "UMA Graphics" on startup, also reinstalling drivers didnt help

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Hello everyone. I have a Lenovo G470 laptop, i'm having few problems with wireless connection.Some months ago I was using normally my laptop and then I had a internet problem, so I tried to disable my adapter in network connections and then it has dissapeared from my connections.. Then I tried to look on Device Manager in Network Connections tab, my driver was gone.. I already tried everything.. Actually, I'm using Usb wi-fi for using internet on it and Lan cable. 1. Tried to reinstall my wi-fi driver.2. Tried to enable on bios.3. Installed Fn+f5 thing, ps: It only shows up Bluetooth... Also in Windows Mobility Center has no wi-fi to enable.4. Turned on wireless key in left side of laptop, no results.. 5. And last thing, reinstalled windows like 2-3 times, and still no wi-fi..  I really don't know what is happening with my wi-fi, I'm tired to search in a million sites for fixes and no one worked.. So I'm posting this if someone could help with this problem. PS: Sorry for bad english, my main lang is portuguese  

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Hi!I'm having this problem.. mi G470 is showing video without almost any bright. I thought that the LED display was wrong so I replaced it, but the problem persists. Somewhere I read that there is a fuse on the motherboard that gives power to the display. Is this correct? Does anyone knows anything about this? (Windows starts normally, ?I can even login...)Any clue will help! Thanks!!

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Greeting i updated the BIOS to lastest version, and the keyboard start to beep, the operative systems dont work fine, some keyboards have malfunction with the shift key, my keyboard is in spanish, with the english version of the keyborad the problem is solved. The motherboard in the notebook is ok, no conectors damage. PD: excuse my english i'm spansih native speakers

A:keyboard fail in g470 after BIOS update

Rickynet wrote:
Greeting i updated the BIOS to lastest version, and the keyboard start to beep, the operative systems dont work fine, some keyboards have malfunction with the shift key, my keyboard is in spanish, with the english version of the keyborad the problem is solved. The motherboard in the notebook is ok, no conectors damage.
 
PD: excuse my english i'm spansih native speakers

From what I understand  your notebook works fine when using English keyboard layout, but does not work as expected if you change to Spanish keyboard layout.
 
Check your BIOS for a language or region setting and adjust as needed.  Also - look in control panel for keyboard settings and install additional keboard layout for Spanish.
 
Good luck.
 
CB

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Hye..My Lenovo G470 laptop model 20078 is also unable to boot."BOOTMGR is missing" is written.Please help me?
 
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Hello! Well, after formatting my laptop I'm facing some annoying issues. 1) When I change the screen brightness using Fn + Up or Down, the brightness level indicator that shows up doesn't change although the brightness itself does. It's always stuck with two bars no matter if the brightness is on 100% or 0%. And yesterday my Windows installed the Energy Cut software (which I can't find to download myself) but the problem was still there. But the volume indicator changes. 2) I don't know if this is a issue but is kind of annoying. In browsers, we can open a link in a new tab holding Ctrl and clicking on it (the link). But if I click in the link and right after press Ctrl (for example, to change the current tab), it opens the previously clicked link in a new tab. It looks like there is a lag and the computer thinks I'm still clicking on the link (?). As I said, these are some very annoying issues and I'd appreciate any help anyone could give! Sorry for the bad english... Thanks a lot!

A:G470 brightness control and keyboard issues

http://consumersupport.lenovo.com/us/en/DriversDownloads/drivers_list.aspx?CategoryID=792128
 
Hi luizlee86 and welcome to the community,
 
Here's your driver page.  Hot Keys are incorporated in the Energy Management program.  Make sure you uninstall any previous versions from Control Panel, Programs and Features first.  
 
I'm not sure what Energy Cut software is.
 
Try your browser keys again after you install Energy Management.  See if they work.
 
Dave 

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Hello everyone. I installed W10 in a G470 Laptop (Lenovo) - Machine Type 4328. After 10 days it shows a blue screen, error 0xc00000034. I cannot even turn on the computer now. I have files inside that I don´t want to lose. Is this a common issue with W10? What should I do? Thank you all. Maria
 
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A:G470 - Blue Screen error 0xc00000034 after Windows...

That BSOD stop code usually points to a problem with the Hard Drvie (HD) that is preventing it from booting.   If you have another computer running Windows 7, 8.1 or 10, you could Create a System Repair Disk that you can use to boot your laptop, and from the tools on the CD, run a chkdsk of the hard drive.   You can also use another computer to create download the Windows 10 install media directly from Microsoft, and use it to boot your system and attempt a repair, but if your HD is actually going bad, attempting any sort of repair may just make the chance of recovering your important data less likely. If you have data on the existing HD that you simply cannot bear losing, I would leave it off, and take the system to a good local computer shop and have them try to recover your data off the HD before attempting any sort of repair.    A good PC repair shop will be able remove the HD from your laptop, attach it to another computer, and attempt backing up your data off the old drive for you.    How to create a Windows System Repair DiscInsert a blank writable CD or DVD into your CD/DVD driveSelect  Start >> Run and type:  recdisc  and press enter.Select "Create Disk"Good Luck,     

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Hi, I am planning to upgrade my Ram...query 1:I have  a 4 GB Ram details: Type DDR3Size 4096 MBytesManufacturer Ramaxel TechnologyMax Bandwidth PC3-12800 (800 MHz)Part Number RMT3170MN68F9F1600 I wanted to check if this RAM would be compatible with the 8 GB RAM i was planning to buy - 8GB DDR3L-1600 SODIMMSo together will this get me a 12 GB RAM working on my laptop? I was told by crucial that they might not be compatible & suggested that i remove the old chip & use only the new one that i buy Query 2: Any other suggestions for a 8 GB RAM apart from the Crucial RAM?  Appreciate any suggestions. Thank you.

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I bought a new G50 (1EIN) series laptop with inbuilt 4 GB RAM. When I went to local Lenovo support for RAM upgrade they told me that my laptop will not support more than 6 GB of RAM. Even if we install a RAM more then 2 GB, the usable memory will be limited to 6 GB only. Pleas verify because the retailer who sold me this laptop was ready to upgrade my RAM upto 12 GB but I wanted to get my RAM installed with Lenovo officials.  













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A:Lenovo G50-80 RAM upgrade from 1 x 4 GB to 2 x 4 G...

Hi Sulabh,
 
Welcome to the Lenovo Community!
 
The G50-80 has two memory slots.  Each slot can support up to a 8 GB module for a total of 16 GBs.
 
For additional specifications please see page #26 of the G50-80's Hardware Maintenance Manual which can be found at the link below......
 
https://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles_pub/lenovo_g_z_50_series_hmm.pdf
 
Hope this helps. Let us know how you get on.
 
Regards,
Shashi Kumar
 
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hey i want to upgrade my ram from 1x4gb to 2x4gb  but i dont know if my laptop support more than 4gb, i have windows 10 64 bit so i know that 64 bit support more than 4 but i dont know about laptop, and do i have to buy same exact ram as i have right now ?

A:lenovo g50-80 ram upgrade

Hi Heron1337,
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
Your G50-80 can support more than current 4GB up to maximum of 16GB.
Adding similar 4GB PC3-12800 1600MHz DDR3L, non-parity, on the two 204-pin SO-DIMM sockets would allow you to have dual-channel capabilities for faster rate interaction. 
 
Similar discussion here that you can review. 
Hardware manual here on page 41 for the steps.
 
Hope this help answer your query.
 
Regards

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I have the Lenovo G50-45 model, with 6gb of DDR3 ram and 500gb HHD and AMD Radeon R5 GPU. I was wondering , since it comes with 6 GB of ram, can i upgrade that to 8 later on in the future if need be?

A:Lenovo g50-45 ram upgrade

hi mislam13,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
If you have the G50-45 (Beema) then an 8Gb upgrade will be ok as this system comes with 2 SODIMM slots and the max memory can be up to 16GB DDR3L.(1.35v).
 
Lenovo G40/50 AMD Specs
 
In addition, your system is likely configured with 4GB+2GB so you just have to change the 2GB with a 4GB to pump it up to 8GB (you can verify this by looking under the hood).
 
More info:
G50 Video DIsassembly Guide (see FRU Videos)
 
 
Regards

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 Can i upgrade my graphic card amd R5 230 M on lenovo g40-70 to better amd graphic card??

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can i upgrade the cpu in my g70-70 from a i5-4210U to a i7-7500U or higher? Please let me know as soon as possible. thanks in advance

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Hi  I am using Lenovo g50-80 since last 3 years and wanted to upgrade my ram 4gb to 8gb(2X4gb). Currently there is inbuilt Ram of RAMAXEL 4GB RMT3170ME68F9F - 1600.  Please suggest which will be compatible with this to support dual channel capabilities Thanks Suhel 

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Hello,I am a blind Lenovo user who wants to know what I can do to update this computer so it is faster and can handle JAWS text to speech reader by Freedom Scientific?  Can a 2nd processor be added, up to how much ram can be installed?  Optimum graphics card for GPU of BOINC projects and etc.  Thanks! My Lenovo:Lenovo Desktop PC H520s (57312711) Pentium G2020 (2.90 GHz) 4 GB DDR3 1 TB HDD Intel HD Graphics Windows 10-

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