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Lenovo G500 After BIOS update WiFi Problem

Q: Lenovo G500 After BIOS update WiFi Problem

I was installed Win7 more than 6 months ago. Today i installed Win8 back so i download drivers from lenovo site. I installed all driver without any problems. After BIOS update when i put my lenovo into sleep mode after wake up there is no LAN or WIFI network. Tryed:-Format other copy of Win8 -Install latest drivers.-Changing Power setting on device properties.

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I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Lenovo G500 After BIOS update WiFi Problem

I also have this problem- when waking the computer from sleep, the Wi-Fi is disabled and can NOT be enabled without restarting the computer. It says that the device is switched off via hardware button. The wired connection works, but it's frustrating having to restart every time I want to use Wi-Fi.

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Hi  I bought a Lenovo G500 around a month ago (Windows 8.1, Intel Core i7 2.20 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB Disk, Broadcom 802.11n Network Adapter).  I have a problem related to wifi connectivity. When i'm at home, no problems with networking. But when i'm at the college, where network is public and realized with a proxy, my lenovo sees the network, but can't connect to internet because the network is "unidentified" and i have a "limited access". My other PC and my HTC One continue to work fine with the routers and access points placed in the college. I tried everything: reinstall wireless drivers, reset winsocks and ip, disable Windows and Comodo firewalls, disable the energy options of the network adapter... but nothing seems to change, and every time i have the same problem: nothing fixes the issue. If anyone has any suggestions I would be very grateful! Thanks

A:Lenovo G500 WiFi Problem

hi marcello33,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
Try this,
 
StepA.
   Open Device Manager and check under Network Adapters,
Remember what brand you wireless is ex. Intel, Realtek, or Atheros
   right click on it and click Uninstall.
      Place a check on the Prompt that says Delete Driver Software for this device.
Now click the View option at the top of Device Manager and select Scan for driver changes.
    Open Network adapters again right click and click uninstall driver 
Now
    On the same prompt for deleting the driver check if there is a check box still.
 
If yes Repeat the step until you don't see the checkbox anymore. then proceed to Step B.
If no Proceed to Step B,
 
Step B.
    Restart the computer.
 
Download and Install the driver below for what wireless you have
 Intel WLAN Driver 
 WLAN Driver (Atheros, Broadcom, Realtek) 
 
Restart the computer after installation and Reconnect to the wifi you're having issues with.
 
Let me know your findings
Cheers!
Solid Cruver
   
 
 
 




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Hello, I have a Lenovo G500 with an I7-3632QM and I run into some problems with the USB controlers when the Linux is loading. The USB ports work but these messages slow down the boot process. For information the "USB Legacy" is disabled in the BIOS. $ dmesg
[ 2.436663] pci 0000:00:1a.0: EHCI: BIOS handoff failed (BIOS bug?) 01010001
[ 3.769960] pci 0000:00:1d.0: EHCI: BIOS handoff failed (BIOS bug?) 01010001

$ lspci | grep -E "00:1[a|d].0"
00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 (rev 04)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 (rev 04)

$ dmesg | grep DMI:
[ 0.000000] DMI: LENOVO 20236/INVALID, BIOS 78CN25WW(V2.03) 11/19/2013 As you can see the last BIOS update is here. What is the problem? Do you plan to solve it? Thanks in advance for future answers...

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Hello, I can't access to the boot menu to repair the problem : bootmgr is missingWith my Lenovo G500So i tried to boot or enter bios with F1 key, F2, F3, .... F12, i tryed all F keys, with FN and witout, i tried also with an external USB Keyboard, same problemI also tried to remove then replace the hard drive, remove and replace a battery ... I tried too with the novo bouton , it dosnt work  

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Lenovo G500 - BIOS stopped detecting DVD-RAM Drive
In fact DVD Drive has worked properly about 10 months and now disappeared from BIOS. DVD is also not visible in Device Manager.
 
DVD Drive is integrated in laptop. When I push the DVD?s button, LED indicator flashes and tray ejects. When I place a CD and close the tray, the LED indicator starts blinking and a noise of rotating can be heard. After several seconds the blinking stops first and noise after that.
 
My question is if there is any way to check whether the DVD Drive is really broken and needs replacement or something in my BIOS settings is wrong?
 
The BIOS was recently updated to the newest version available in Lenovo Support. That caused no problems with DVD Drive and it worked normally.
 
A week ago I updated successfully Windows 7 Professional x86 to Windows 7 Ultimate x64 via Windows Anytime Upgrade (not using DVD). After that I haven?t use the DVD drive until today. I am not sure if it is possible that Window upgrade to cause DVD Drive to disappear from BIOS.
 
Computer is Lenovo G500, Product: 20236, Serial: xxxxx, BIOS: 78CN23WW(V2.03)
 
Any advice will be much appreciated.
 
 
Moderator comment: Serial number(s) removed to protect member from mischief.











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A:Lenovo G500 - BIOS stopped detecting DVD-RAM Drive

hi Mavros,
 
Welcome to the Lenovo Forums.
 
AFAIK, if the DVD drive is not detected in the BIOS then it's likely that the device is malfunctioning / failing (the mechanical parts that turns ON the drive and spins the disc maybe operational but the circuit board that stores the firmware maybe faulty)
 
More info:
ODD Mechanical Parts
 
What you can try is to boot into the BIOS, press F9 to load factory settings (this resets the hardware components connected to the machine) and press F10 to save and exit.
 
If resetting the BIOS to factory settings doesn't work, I recommend you contact lenovo and report your findings as you may need to get a replacement DVD drive.
 
Support phone list
 
 
Regards

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hello, I got the following issue: After install memory upgrade (from 4gb single module to 8gb two modules) ive got the idea to higher the useable memory for integrated graphic-core of i3 cpu. So I went into bios to those configurations where I highered the memory size to maximum. It where two kinds of. I highered first option from 256mb to 1024mb and second option from 64mb to 512mb. I also changed some other options for experimentation just in this section like background light from pwm to gmbus and a few other options. I didn't change any frequencies or voltages. after I made these changes I got a bad feeling, but I thought it wouldn't be a problem to just reset the bios. so after save configurations and restart. The lenovo sign didn't show up again. And no booting at all. Also the recovery button can't bring me back into bios. after pushin power-button the screen is shining but it stay black. the notebook react to: pushing power button while machine is running turns instantly offctrl alt del resets works for restartbutton for switching screen on off is working (f9)if notebook is turned off its possible to start with power button either recovery button.after 10-20seconds cpu fan is starting.  what I tried so faar:I opened notebook to find cmos battery to plug off and turn off notebook, remove power cable and battery. In this status, press and hold power button longer than 20 seconds. While every power input disconnected, I t... Read more

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Hi I was just checking for the latest bios version for the G5oo. My current version is showing 78CN25WW (V2.03) I tried to check on the lenovo website but as it is rubbish,i made no progress. When i navigate through to support section it just returns a server error. Presumably lenovo are too busy promoting their new lines rather than looking after exisiting customers who are struggling to keep their past naff products running 

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Have just updated my laptop to Win 10. Spent 2 days of resultless trying to update my videodrivers. After installing drivers blue scrin with DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE message comes out. Have no idea what to do

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Hallo zusammen, Rechner läuft wieder, und bevor ich die Installation fortführe, bin ich am überlegen, ob ein Bios-Update jetzt durchzuführen wäre. In den letzten Tage bin auf der LenovoHP auf eine Bios-Aktualisierung aus 2016 gestoßen. Leider finde ich das nicht mehr; die Lenovo-Support Seiten schwächeln ja heute sehr... Wie ist Euer Wissensstand? Danke Rü!

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I tried to reintall the driver and still no use. It happened recently. Any idea what's the problem? I'm using Windows 7 x64 and installed the correct version of the driver from the laptop's support section.







The driver is listed as a driver for Lenovo G500 laptop, which is mine.

Before the latest update, I didn't have any problem regarding this driver.

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please i have a Lenovo g500 with windows 10 64bit cpu : intel i3 gpu : intel hd graphics 4000 but i have 0 mb in dedicated video memory and 0 mb in system video memory

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I'm having a serious problem with my Internet connection - especially wireless drivers. Only in a short distance from the wifi modem I can connect and not remotely as I can in the past. Is there any solution for my problem? 

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Hi guys,I've got g500 with radeon hd 8750 and a intel graphics.When i play or try to play in bf3 for example i think that notebook use intel graphic card. I played on the lowest needs and had maybe 10 fps.I read that i must istall Catalyst Control Center or something from AMD and this should give me possibility to choose between 2 cards (before run the game). But this program doesn't work, He told me that i don't have any AMD components. Maybe I use it wrong, I download Catalyst for 7000series because i don't find on 8000.I use win 7 64bit.Please help and sorry for my engish












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A:Lenovo G500 radeon problem

Hi golona,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
Please Try uninstalling AMD Driver under Device Manager and make sure to put a check on the prompt asking to delete driver software.
    Then Check under Control Panel / Programs and Features / Uninstall any Catalyst or AMD Graphics Components.
 
Then try to Install This Software
     AMD Video Driver
 
Hope this helps,
Cheers!




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Hello guys, I have a Lenovo G500 Laptop , I tiried to use it's camera . I installed the official driver software that I downloaded from here. But, the problem is, the quality of the image is VERY VERY BAD , I can't even see my face !! I searched here in the forum for similar topics, but none of the answers were satisfying !! OS : Windows 8.1 Please help me, because I need to use the cam in my meetings. Regards.

A:Lenovo G500 EasyCamera Problem

12 views and 0 answers .. Is this how Lenovo support forum looks like !! I'm really suprised !! Sorry for posting, I'll go somewhere else !

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hello everyone. sometimes my lenovo g500 hangs on startup. i mean when i press the power button the lenovo logo shows up but the loading thing at the bottom doesnt show up. i have to restart the laptop pressing the power button a couple of times or sometimes have to take the battery out and put it back in to solve the problem. any help in this case would be highly appreciated.

A:lenovo g500 startup problem

Hi Saif,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
I?m sorry to hear that you G500 Laptop is hanging at Lenovo Logo. I suggest you to perform the Flee-Power and BIOS reset. Below are the steps to check and resolve the issue:
 

Remove the battery and any other peripheral device connected to the computer.
Hold the power button for 10-15 seconds and then connect only the AC Adapter and try to turn ON the computer.
If the issue persists even after performing Flee Power then resetting BIOS to its defaults should resolve the issue
Now access the BIOS menu press F2 when the Lenovo logo appears on the screen while the computer is starting up.
Then to reset the BIOS to its defaults click on ?F9? Key and select YES.
Now click on ?F10? Key to save the changes that are done in BIOS, the computer should automatically restart. Please check if the issue persists.

Do post us back if the issue still persists.
 
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar






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HiI have a Lenovo g500 with windows 8.0Sudenly this month the sound started to stop.This happens when I start the laptopor if it wakes from standby.The sound is restored only after a restart.What is happening?> how can i fix this>?I have already tryied microsoft solutions and tested all the services that start with windows start.But the problem seems to be irrelevent with the services. 













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A:lenovo g500 sound problem

hi pcknights,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I will need to you to alter two settings inthe PC
  
  One is to Enable the Hybrid Sleep
This is how  http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/activate-hybrid-sleep-on-windows-pcs.html
 
Second is to disable the fast startup.
  This is how http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/6320-fast-startup-turn-off-windows-8-a.html
 
Then check and observe the sound on your pc.
 
Regards
Solid Cruver
 
 





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I've had a problem with WiFi since a Microsoft Windows 10 update on Oct 11th, after the install of the updates the internal AR9485 adapter would not work, everything pointed to the driver.  I cannot find an update for the driver for Windows 10, the Windows 10 Version 1607 troubleshooter says I'm using the latest and most up to date version. Out of frustration I bought a Netgear USB wireless adapter, WNDA3100V3 (N600) Installed it using the Netgear Genie and it worked fine. However, I got a surprise when I removed the device and found that my WiFi was still working fine via the installed AR9485 in my laptop!!! It appears that the Netgear Genie turns on the WiFi function and the installed driver for the 9485 works as it should. Yesterday, there were three Windows 10 updates, I installed them using Ethernet cable rather than WiFi. After the install and restart required, once again the AR9485 adapter would not work. As soon as I installed the Netgear Genie it started to work just fine. Right now I'm using the AR9485 WiFi connection without a problem, I can shut down and power up and still the AR9485 works fine. Anyone have an answer to what is happening here, and what can I do to get the AR9485 to work as it should. Thanks Ken Miller

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Hello, I bought a new Lenovo G500 a month ago (14-02-2014).It has an intel i5 3230M @ 2.6 GHz CPU and an Intel HD Grafics 4000. The problem that I am having is overheating and I notice 1 week ago, when I was playing a game .I was playing Asphalt 8: Airborne for a while and notice that the fan wasn't working. That was weird to me because when I play the game it always starts the fan. I went to check the CPU temp and to my surprise the core 0 was at 105ºC !!! and the core 1 was at 100ºC!!!  And yes the pc was very hot when I put my hand near the fan. I also put my nose near to the fan and it smell like burnt plastic (and almost burn my nose). So to cool it down I went to the energy management and started the dust remover (not to remove dust, but only to get that fan spinning). The fan work and the temp dropped about 30ºC I let it cooled to 60ºC then started the game again the fan didn't started and the CPU cores where at 90ºC. So I let the pc idle to cool it down and the temp never went under 60ºC, when it should be around 35-40ºC idle.Resart the pc and played the game and the fan was working normal and the temp didn't exceed 60ºC when playing. Then when idle it was around 35-40ºC. This week it happened again. The fan didn't started while playing the game and the CPU cores temp was very high. Restarted the pc and it was back to normal. Dose any one know what could be the problem? Since it is brand new (near 1 month) I don't think... Read more

A:Lenovo G500 overheating problem (fan not working)

Hi silva,thanks for posting and welcome to the community. Looking at your case I'm not sure what's causing this but based from what's been posted I assume this is caused by the driver or BIOS. I'd like to work with you on this and to find out what happening. So, for start What I would suggest is for you to update your BIOS to latest from the link below.http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS036474Let me know of the changes you see.Hope to hear back.Regards

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Hello, when I try to install the BIOS update from the official site it appears an error message Error 182 (https://postimg.org/image/ygn7t042l/).These are my specs: https://postimg.org/image/7q9i2j2rb/.Please help me. Thank you!Have a good night!

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Hi, I have lenovo G580 20157 laptop with windows 8 pro, i found a bios update 62cn97ww on support site but when i restarted my laptop and run the 62cn97ww update it just hangs and does not respond. kept ideal for long time to restart but no response. Any help on this?

A:Lenovo G580 20157 bios 62cn97ww update problem

hi adarsh_savant,
 
I think you may have concern in this thread,
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-3000-and-Essential/G580-Bios-update-problem/m-p/1199186/highlight...
 
Here the suggested solution from neokenchi that helped.
 
1. Boot into the BIOS by repeatedly tapping F2 on startup
 
2. In the BIOS, navigate to the Boot Tab and set UEFI to Disabled or Legacy then press F10 to save and exit. When
the computer reboots, check if you still get the errors and/or if you're able to boot into Windows.
 
3. If same problem, leave the changes that you made on Step 2 and attempt to re-install Windows via a Windows 8 recovery drive or OneKey Recovery button (note that this will wipe the computer to factory settings)
 
Hope this helps,
Cheers!



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Dear Lenovo Staff,I'm experiencing multiple issues running Ubuntu on Lenovo Y700-17ISK laptop:https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Linux-Discussion/Problems-running-Ubuntu-on-Lenovo-Y700-17ISK/td-p/3278... At the end, I installed Windows 10 alongside with Ubuntu 16.04 only because of BIOS updating.During the last month or two, it was impossible to find any BIOS file on 'Y700-17ISK Laptop - Lenovo Support' web page.Today I finally found a new BIOS update file: Released 7/18/2016, Version CDCN35WW. But when - hoping to solve problems running Ubuntu on Lenovo Y700 - I attempted to install this latest BIOS update file through Windows 10, I got the following error message: "the version of ROM file is the same as that of BIOS". And then I found this forum post (05-18-2016):"Please be advised that Lenovo is in the process of removing the BIOS CDCN35WW for ideapad Y700-15ISK, Y700 Touch-15ISK, and Y700-17ISK laptops in response to customer reports that the software does not execute as expected. Once the issue has been corrected, CDCN35WW or a newer version of the BIOS will be made available". Once the issue has been corrected, CDCN35WW version of the BIOS will be made available again????????So I downgraded my BIOS CDCN35WW to BIOS CDCN30WW, and after that I installed again BIOS CDCN35WW - everything went well, but now my BIOS shows it is CDCN30WW version??? I would be very grateful for any help, thanks in advance.

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HiI have Lenovo g500 core i7 ram6 ati radeon 8750 1tb hdd. It's been like a month that laptop freezes at the splash screen. I live in Iran and the laptop is made in China.I've searched the forums and found the "battery removing, 15sec button-holding and AC Adopter pluging" solution and it worked ...but today it's not working anymore ... I'm stuck at the splash screen for 4 hours and this is our desktop pc I'm using to post this message.I really need my laptop! It's my life!Please help ...










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A:Lenovo G500 stuck at "lenovo splash screen"

Hi Azadkv,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
I?m sorry to hear that your G500 Laptop is not booting to Windows and hanging at Lenovo Logo and the issue persists even after performing Flee-Power step. Hence, I suggest to perform BIOS reset and check if the issue persists. Below are the steps to perform BIOS reset:
 

To access BIOS menu turn OFF the Laptop and press the NOVO button located beside power button.
Then to reset the BIOS to its defaults click on ?F9? Key and select YES.
Now click on ?F10? Key to save the changes that are done in BIOS, the computer will automatically restart.

Do post us back if the issue persists.
 
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar




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I have a Lenovo G500 Laptop with core I3 and 2 gigs of ram and Windows10 updated OS.Recently it has started to get stuck on the starting LENOVO screen. Laptop gets started when i remove the battery connect it with a charger, but when i again switch it off and then turn it on again, It again gets stuck on the Lenovo screen. I want a permanent solution for it. PLease help me!

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after blue screen of death, my lenovo is not booting, its stuck on the brand name logo and there is nothing i can do i tried remove the battery, and power up with jus cord and opposite, tried to push one key recovery but that dosent work neither any ideas?OS. win10 x64pentium 2.4ghz6gb ram1tb hddintel 5500 graphics

A:Lenovo G500 stuck at "lenovo splash screen"

The first thing I look at if a machine hangs at startup is the USB ports.  Physical damage can create shorts which cause these symptoms.  Check for bent pins or a tongue broken off.

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Hello everyone! I ama new user and i am coming up with this post as I couldn`t find any kind of solution for my problem.Recently I decided to do a reinstallation of my operating system, which also previously was Windows 7 Ultimate (x64). The installation went as usual, and after finishing it I went on to install all the latest drivers from the Lenovo site, for my product. When getting close to installing almost all the drivers i`ve needed, i stumbled upon a new version of the BIOS amnd the drivers and sfotware recommended for my laptop, by the producer. So i proceeded to install the upgrade, restarted the computer when it prompted me to do so, but after the so-called restart the laptop did not boot up as usual. At first it was telling me to not do anything as the BIOS is being flashed and then it was telling me something about some sort of image processing, things that i did not understand at the time (i have never encountered anything like that). After that my screen turned black. I have not done anything for a few couple of minutes as i thought it was supposed to be like that, but then i just force shut it down and unplugged the AC adapter. When trying to boot it all up again, the only thing i got was a black screen and nothing else.After doing a little bit of research it appears that, somehowm i`ve managed to corrupt the bios on my laptop or something, and nothing else would work at this point. I tried to remove the BIOS battery and the ram and then put them all back, trye... Read more

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Hi Everyone, I have a Lenovo G500, I recently realized that my Left speaker is not working at all. i did check in the configuration and tested it too. I m currently using Windows 10 btw. Kindly suggest!!!

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I am using Windows 7 , 32 bit. I noticed that on each update of Windows 7 , the sound disappears (and no, its not muted, and no Bluetooth device  ...).The "no sound" can be observed in the following:- No Windows sound when login/logout of windows.- No sound when playing from Internet (Youtube)- When I try to play a file using windows media player, I get the message "windows media player encountered a problem while playing the file". The file is good and played o.k before the update.I am using the latest Conexant driver and all seems to be o.k. In the device manager.To overcome this , I need to reinstall the Conexant driver after each update, which is not acceptable (never had to mess around in any of the previous laptops I had).Any suggestions ?

A:Lenovo G500 no sound

hi Lior11,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
You can do this to exclude device driver from Windows Updates
 
Open a run box (Windows key + R)
Type in sysdm.cpl   hit enter
Then click on Advanced System Settings

 
You should have a windows with Tabs / Go to Hardware TAB and click on Device Installation settings

 
Now click on "No let me choose what to do"
  Never Install driver software from Windows Update then save changes.
 
Hope this helps
Cheers!
 
 



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Hi, I'm using 1yr old Lenovo G500 laptop and I want to add another 4GB RAM stick to my exisitng, pre-installed 4GB one. Please suggest which of the following will be a good candidate. http://www.snapdeal.com/product/kingston-ddr3-4-gb-1/1430627http://www.snapdeal.com/product/transcend-ddr3-4-gb-laptop/2143581784http://www.snapdeal.com/product/transcend-so-4gb-ddr3-ramjm1066ksn4g/545240 http://www.snapdeal.com/product/corsair-4-gb-ddr3-ram/1430587http://www.snapdeal.com/product/corsair-ddr3-4gb-ram-cmso4gx3m1a1333c9/435139   










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A:RAM upgrade to Lenovo G500

Hi Bhargavg,
                           
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
                                                     
As per the query we understood that you are looking for a up gradation of RAM to your Lenovo G500 laptop.
 
As per the specification of this model its supports upto 16 GB DDR 3 1600Mhz. As you have shared few RAM I would like to inform all the RAMs are supported by the system.
 
Please ensure that the current RAM has 1600Mhz.As the RAM which you have listed is of 1600Mhz.
 
However I would also like to inform to you to visit the service centre for further details.
 
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.
 
Hope this helps. Do post back if issue persists!
        
Best regards,  
       
Ashwin.S



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Hi,I have a Lenovo G500 (59370250) laptop with Intel Pentium CPU B960 @ 2.20GHz processor. The machine is OK with few simple applications but starts hanging with heavier applications like Google Chrome, MSWord, etc.I tried having a total of 4GB RAM but that is not helping either. The CPU shoots upto 100% and the machine does not respond for several minutes. Will it be possible to upgrade the motherboard or processor to i3 or i5 in this one? ThanksSukhjinder(Bangalore, India)  

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Hello.Well i have few questions about my Lenovo g500 laptop can i upgrade some of those comp. or no if so pls tell wich one i can upgrade and ty for help So my conf. is4GB RamCPU 2020M 2,4ghzGPU AMD HD 8570M / Intel(R) HD GraphicsI know i alredy can upgrade ram i think up to 16 gb if im not wrong but still i wana hear some more info ty

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Has anyone out there installed/running WIndows 10 on Lenovo G500?If you have, could you share any problems you might have come across?  Thank you.... Melk9601  

A:Lenovo G500 Windows 10

Hi, I have just encountered a serious problem. Just a couple of days after windows 10 installation, I cannot turn my laptop on anymore. Basically, it remains stuck at "Lenovo" screen, and it does not proceed any longer. Does anyone have any tip/solution? I am a kind of desperate.Roger

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Hello, the laptop has stopped recognizing usb devices since I connected a toy of my daughters, I connect any device and it does not turn on the USB connection light on the device, I used the lenovo solution center and it reports the error WMB01Q008-HM9V3K, I measured voltage on the usb pins and it gives me a voltage of 3.7 V this is correct.

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I need drivers for Lenovo G500.

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Dear*, I have an Lenovo G500 laptop with Intel HD graphics and AMD graphics and have two questions. The laptop is running Win10 PRO 1) When I try to insatll the AMD Catalyst with the auto detect software from AMD (radeon-crimson-relive-17.3.2-minimalsetup-170315_web.exe) then the laptop freezes at the end of the installation. Do you know about this problem? 2) Is it possible to force AMD graphic card to work all the time and not to use INtel HD 4000 graphics? Best Regards.

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Hello, How are you? I am new to the community.I am facing an issue with my Lenovo Laptop G 500. The brief is as follows: When Plugged in, the LED light of Battery is on (White color). But when I press the power On Button/recover button, the Power LED Light starts for a second and then both LED lights (Power and Battery) goes off. The screen flashes but goes off immediately. I have tried to unplug the powercord and took out the battery and then pressed the start button for 30 seconds and then reinstalled the battery and plugged in the powercord. But same thing happens again. Addiitonal Info:- Fan doesnt work- CD ROM doesnt open What should I do? Thanks for help. regardsRavi 

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LENOVO G50-45 upgrading wifi card is impossible because of whitelist in bios!whitelist must be removed because there are only slow and old cards!in my notebook i want install what i want!

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Hey everyone, I just got my g500 yesterday (win8, i3 )then im installing autocad 2013 with 30 % battery so i plugged the power cord and remove the batterybut after removing the battery it freezes occationally and the installing of cad got stuckso I shut down the comp by unplugging the cord, after turning it on it got stuck to a 'scanning and reparing drive (d) : 0%I tried something like the prepairing automatic repair but after this it will be just a blank sreen for hours..tried everything  













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A:Stuck in Lenovo Screen - G500

Hi Picchu,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
I?m sorry to hear that your G500 Laptop is not booting to Windows and displaying black screen, I suggest you to perform the Flee-Power and BIOS reset. Below are the steps to check and resolve the issue:
 

Remove the battery and any other peripheral device connected to the computer.
Hold the power button for 10-15 seconds and then connect only the AC Adapter and try to turn ON the computer.
If the issue persists even after performing Flee Power then resetting BIOS to its defaults should resolve the issue
Now to access BIOS menu press the NOVO button which is located beside the power button after turning OFF the computer.
Then select the BIOS utility option to enter BIOS.
To reset the BIOS to its defaults click on ?F9? Key and select YES.
Now click on ?F10? Key to save the changes that are done in BIOS, the computer should automatically restart. Please check if the issue persists.

Hope this helps!!!
 
Do post us back if the issue still persists.
 
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar






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My laptop was plugged into my tv via HDMI. I ran a virus scan, then restarted. During the restart, I unplugged it from the tv. When the laptop booted back up, it displayed the lenovo logo, then the screen went dark. I waited a while, then tried plugging the HDMI cable back in... and windows (10) appeared as normal on the TV, but still not on the laptop screen. I am able to turn the dark screen contrast up and down with F keys, so it's not completely black.

Basically, I can use my laptop when plugged into the tv, but the laptop screen itself is black. How can I get the screen working again?

Thanks,
J
 

A:Lenovo G500 screen issue

Try pressing the F10 key, you should see more settings on the TV screen where can select which display is used.
If that doesn't work press and hold down the Fn (Function) key before pressing F10.
 

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Hi everyone!I'm trying to boot for the first time in my Lenovo G500. It starts with the logo of lenovo and then it goes to a black screen and it is saying that is loading FreeDOS and is asking to enter a new date, new time and then it says C:/> and nothing happens. I put in the cd with Windows 8 drivers but i can't make it boot from the cd/dvd. Anyone can help?Thanks!

A:Booting for the first time in my Lenovo G500

Hi Stathesp,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to hear that your G500 Laptop is booting to Black screen, I suggest you to change the Boot priority of CD/DVD drive 1st and HDD (Hard Disc Drive) to 2nd, below are the steps to access BIOS:
 

Turn OFF the computer and then click on NOVO button which is located at the left side of the computer.
Then under Boot tab change the CD/DVD as 1st boot and HDD to 2nd device.
Now press ?F10? Key to save the changes, the computer will automatically restart.
Then check inserting the Disc and check the issue.

Do post us back if the issue still persists.
 
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar






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Hello.I have a Lenovo G500 and I removed the DVD drive and replaced with a HDD caddy so I can use a SSD and my 1 TB HDD in my laptop. All worked fine for about 1 year, but after that my Lenovo G500 started to get stuck at the LENOVO logo and won't boot, or it just stop responding in windows software. I noticed that my 1 TB hard drive that I have been using with the help of a HDD caddy stopped showing in my computer, or when it was showing it had raw partition witch lead to data loss. I decided to replace the HDD caddy, because I have removed my 1 TB hard drive and tested it on another computer and it was fine, no bad sectors , no errors. I installed my hard drive into a brand new HDD caddy but I have the same problems like before, stuck at LENOVO logo, laptop freezes and sometimes my hard drive won't show up at all.I was forced to remove the HDD caddy and replace it with the original optical drive that came with my Lenovo laptop, but now the optical drive is not showing up in my computer, device manager and bios at all.So now I can use my optical drive and or a HDD caddy with my Levono laptop Is there any way to fix the ODD sata port on the MB ?PS: I have updated my bios today with the latest version from lenovo support site and restored defaults in BIOS, but no luck. I have unplugged and plugged the optical drive, but it is not working.  

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Do these laptops take the same battery? TIA,Rich













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A:Lenovo G500 and G500s batteries

hi rdonahue,
 
Thanks for posting!
 
They wont fit
The batteries have different mountings!
 
Lenovo G500 Battery part Number 121500040    

 
lenovo g500s Battery part Number 121500171   

 
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  After i changed my BIOS settings to legacy this happens i cant go to Windows cant enger BIOS or do anything I tried to reset BIOS buy disable the battery but nothing happens my keyboard does'nt work i tried 3 USB Keyboards but still nothing Any ideas? Thanks in advance  

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Would this PNY XLR8 120GB Internal Serial ATA III Solid State Drive for Laptops SSD9SC120GMDF-RB - Best Buy

work in the Lenovo G500 using this HD replacement method: How to upgrade memory ram and hard drive in lenovo g500 2013 latest diy do it yourself - YouTube

Better yet, is it possible this internal DVD drive can be easily replaced with the SSD? Is there a better conversion kit than Lenovo G500 HDD Caddy ?

Specs: Lenovo G500 Laptop | Entry-Level Laptop from Lenovo | Lenovo (US)

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A:Upgrade to SSD on Lenovo G500 laptop

Hey Greg,

Since the SSD would be the same standard 2.5" size of the HDD in the laptop, you shouldn't have any issues swapping them.

The metal tray that holds the hard drive will have side screws that will work with the SSD as well. Just make sure that the SATA connection lines up before screwing the SSD on the tray though to avoid having to flip it afterwards. LOL

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I have a G500 Ideapad that will not boot or boot to the bios no matter what I try. It goes directly to a blank screen (back light is on monitor but nothing appears) no matter which button I push to turn it on. The Lenovo screen does not appear. I have removed everything including the hard drive, reseated the ram and the processor and have even unplugged the cmos battery after removing the main battery for days and it still will not go to bios. This happened two other times but I was able to get it to go to bios. I have upgraded from win 8.1 to 10.

I tried the hard reset. Nothing. I even tried to put another hard drive from another computer in but still get that maddening blank screen right after turning on. Trying Fn + F1 or F2 does nothing. I would love if someone has some idea I can try to get to the bios I have not tried.

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Okay where do I start? When I first got my notebook around 2 years ago, it was perfectly fine. A few months from now, that's when it started to mess up in so many ways. My system constantly froze randomly, Windows had trouble booting the system, etc. Aside from these issues, I figured I had to factory reset my system in order to fix it. I did this and my system worked fine, only if I was lucky enough to successfully boot it up. It takes 40+ minutes for it to boot up and it works perfectly fine when it does and when I'm browsing through the desktop, but I think there may be major hard drive issues with it. The D drive/partition, or as it's called, the recovery drive, is inaccessible and empty. When I factory reset my laptop, I was able to open it but it was empty. After a few Windows Updates and boots, I can't do this anymore. Bare in mind I was running Windows 8.1 at the time. This partition could be the main culprit as to why my system takes so long to boot up, but I could be wrong. The only things I've installed on it is Windows 10. These are the things I've done with no success: -Run my notebook without the battery and only the charger-Remove the CMOS battery when booting up notebook-Remove the disc drive and boot up notebook I'm honestly running out of ideas. I've tried looking at the other forums but I think my issue is a lot different then theirs. On the other hand I can sometimes successfully boot up my system so maybe having this could give me... Read more

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