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Q: Lenovo Ideapad 710S - Great All-Rounder but its To...

Dear Lenovo Community, I've just bought my Lenovo Ideapad 710S two days ago. Bought the highest-end configuration with 16GB RAM + 512GB PCIE SSD. I got to say I'm absolutely in love with the form factor and its performance. I decided upon this laptop mainly because of its portability and the combination of 16GB RAM + 512GB SSD at less than $2k. DesignAt 1.1kg, it is really light - I can hold in up effortlessly with one arm. At home, I use a Dell monitor (U2715H) which is almost borderless; looking at 710S's edge, it is equally slim and is key to making it look stylish. The matte screen display has very crisp, clear text and is very comfortable to look at. PerformancePerformance wise, there is no complain. It lives up to what it's spec-ed on paper. Every application and operation (e.g. startup, shutdown, boot from sleep) loads at breakneck speeds thanks to its PCIE SSD. I've yet to try running more intensive software e.g. the Adobe suite but at this rate, it looks promising thus far. AccuType KeyboardAt first, I thought the flat keys have really little travel to bottom-out but as I spend more time typing on it, I gradually grew to like the keyboard. It's well spaced-out, typing on it can be very accurate. Key travel is reasonable for faster typists. Only thing is the placement of backspace, enter and shift button at the right side needs some extra time to get used to it as I find they placed more to the right than it is on common keyboards. Touchpad (Problem)In my opinion, there is only one downside of this laptop. The touchpad requires more force to register a click than most laptops I've used. In other words, the mechanism is harder to press. Similar experience is posted here: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-IdeaPad-100-305-500-Edge/Lenovo-Ideapad-710s-user-experience-not.... More force is required gradually as it goes from bottom to upper region of the touchpad. Another issue I face is that with the amount of pressure applied to the touchpad, it travels very deep to the bottom before it clicks as shown in the photo below. I also found out that tcanniz at https://www.reddit.com/r/Lenovo/comments/4ew6ll/lenovo_710s_ideapad_13_ultrabook_lounge/ is facing the same issue. He mentioned that his 710S touchpad "could be pushed slightly down, before having to be pushed further, to actually register a click.". ? Although this is not a deal-breaker since I can always use my wireless mouse, having a good touchpad is useful from time to time. Apart from the touchpad, I would say this laptop is worth every penny and I am satisfied with my purchase. What I'd like to know is - who else is facing the same touchpad issue? Back to you Lenovo community. Cheers.

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I am totally disappointed in Lenovo's customer support. My lenovo 710s was bought less than 1 year ago (as of 10/6/2017, when I sent it in for repairs) and had 2 years warranty (1+1 year of extended warranty). I sent my laptop for repair due to a white spot issue on the monitor, affecting viewing of webpages and videos. However, the laptop was returned after 3 weeks without any fixes/repairs, as Lenovo claimed that it was a cosmetic issue. I wrote a message on their customer care website on 3/7/2017. However, they ignored me and there was no reply to date.  I thought Lenovo is a reliable and popular brand. However, it turned out to be a horrible decision, much to my dismay! 

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Okay so I've had this computer less than 3 months and it's given me nothing but problems. Now it refuses to even turn on. The power LED turns on but the screen remains blank. This is an non removal battery type before anyone says remove the battery and use the adapter. I've drained the battery which has worked before but this time when I try to charge it the orange battery LED blinks three times. And still nothing on the screen. Any Lenovo stores are quite far away. Anyone knows what's going on? 

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Other than online retailers, where can I buy the Lenovo 710s in person in the US? I want to take a look at the laptop and see feel it before I buy it. I live in small town so there's that.

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My ideapad ran out of charge, when I went to charge it the charging light came on . However when pressing the power button neither the keyboard or screen light up . When the charging the light changed to white which means it had charged up to 20% . Very confused on what to do 

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My ideapad ran out of charge, when I went to charge it the charging light came on . However when pressing the power button neither the keyboard or screen light up . When the charging the light changed to white which means it had charged up to 20% . Very confused on what to do 

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Hi  I am thinking of purchasing a 13" Lenovo ideapad 710s ($1199 model) over a MacBook air. I have been using a macbook air for several years and recently thought of getting a new laptop. Lenovo's 710s seems to be quite good on paper (except the battery life), but I couldnt find any reviews online which can tell me if the laptop is as good as Lenovo projects it to be. If anyone has bought/used Lenovo 710s, can  you guys chime in and let me know if this laptop came on par with your expectations (esp. the battery life)? Thanks

A:Lenovo Ideapad 710s question

hi. Here I leave you computer manual so you can compare, the battery is a consumable device that usually lasts depending on the use that will give the team being new can last an average of 3 hours, you should know that each load you do it is that you take away useful life. https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Z-Base-de-conocimientos/Optimizando-el-tiempo-de-duraci%C3%B3n-de-la-ba... Manual service:https://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles_pub/ideapad_710S-13ISK_hmm_201603.pdf Regards.



Click on the star to say thanks.Please mark if it solves your problem.No work for LENOVO I volunteer.Good luck with the inconvenience.

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Hey!I've got a Lenovo ideapad 710s and i would like to attach 2 monitors with the laptop. I googled a bit and found out that theres a dock but only for ThinkPad's?Does any1 know the solution for this?

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Hi there, First of all, please excuse my bad english. I recently purchased a Lenovo Ideapad 710S Plus 13 IKB. Enjoyed it since yesterday as it became to shut down randomly. Sometimes after 2 minutes, sometimes after 20 minutes. I noticed it only happens when it's running on battery.I've read other threads but none of them helped me out. Already tried to turn off fast boot, nothing changed. Also tried to update BIOS but I got an error message saying I'm not plugged in on AC (even if I am).This situation is really getting me crazy, my laptop is only 1 month old. Thanks for your help.

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I pressed power on and the power led at the side is lighted up but the usual lenovo logo doesnt appear whatsoever nor the start up screen asking for my password. The whole screen just remains black and I have no idea what to do. My laptop is only less than 2 months old.. please help!! Really sad abt this since the laptop is so new ):

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I just bought Lenovo Ideapad 710s last week, 5th June 2016 to be exact.I noticed that after I shut down the laptop, eventhough the screen is off, the USB-wired mouse is still lited.There's no light on the keyboards, nor the power signal light. What could be the problem here?

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this is a problem?Please help me, i really want to know that "Is it normally? or need to fix?"  i buy ieadpad 17/8/2017and get this problem on 19/8/2017i go back to the shop yesterday, they tell me it is not a problem . it is normally cause high performance CPU. may i trust them?should i claim new one or return?thank you for every informaion and advice.i'm new for LENOVO.

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Hi there! I have a Lenovo Ideapad 710S that has really bad sound quality all of a sudden.When plugging in headphones the sound works great, but unplugging them makes the speakers on the laptop sound tinny and very low. It kind of feels like when you walk past people with earplugs that has full volume on. That "distant" sound. Almost as if my own headphones is still plugged in and lays beside my laptop or something.I've tried searching for a solution to this issue, without any luck at all. Can someone tell me what or how the problem may be solved? Maybe the speakers is bad and needs to be replaced, or can it be software issues?

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Hello everyone, I have recently purchased brand new Lenovo IdeaPad 710S-13IKB. It had Windows preinstalled. The problem is that there is no sound from the speakers, headset works fine. I have tried everything, even reinstalling Windows. Downloaded both drivers via Realtek, Lenovo official website, via Windows Device Manager. When something plays, the speakers indicator shows as on 'sound' screenshot attached. I am really lost here, can anyone please give soem advise. I read on some forums that there might be some conflict between Microsoft and Realtek driver versions. Perhaps, the directory to where the drivers are isntalled is not proper. Does anyone has any advice on this issue. I am ready for a remote session via TeamViewer or Supremo if possible as well. Best Regards, Dmitri

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Hello everyone, I've recently bought a brand new ideapad 710s and I'm having some issues with it. The problem is that the laptop's fan is making loud noises and it is heating up real fast even though I don't play games or use softwares that might pressure the laptop. Basiscally, I use it for microsoft office and internet surfing. Did anyone have the same problem? How could I solve this issue? Any help will be appreciated.

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Hi, since I got my Ideapad 710s everything has been running smoothly, however, in the last month or so whenever I load something the mouse cursor disapears. If I go into settings and set the mouse pointer again it will appear as normal when something is loading, but within five minutes will go back to disappearing.  Another problem that started slighlty before that was that the night light (blue light filter) setting refused to turn off between 9pm and 6am, even when it said it was turned off. Now it is turned off, but won't turn on.  In general there has been lots of little settings malfunctions just like this, which while not laptop breaking, are increasingly annoying.  Any suggestions? 

A:Lenovo Ideapad 710s cursor disappearing and other malfunctions

Hi there, Frevans                       -
 
Thank you for writing in to the Lenovo Forum - happy to have you here today.
 
Just to verify, did you encounter this issue the first time you setup the PC or you just encountered this lately?
 
If it's just lately, can you try one of the following?
 
Disable "hide pointer while typing" under Control Panel (large icon view) > Mouse > Pointer Options Tab and enable "Show location of pointer when i press CTRL key"
  - Link to picture
 
Uninstall the Touchpad Driver (ELAN or Synaptics) under Control Panel > Programs and reboot. Upon logging back in, Windows will use a generic touchpad driver. Try to observe the mouse pointer behavior and observe (you can always re-install the touchpad driver by navigating to D:\Drivers\Touchpad or by downloading the driver from the lenovo website).
 
Boot in Safe Mode with Networkingand observe the mouse pointer behavior. If all goes well, perform a clean boot and observe. If same problem, perform a System Restorein safe mode to undo any possible updates that was installed on the system (ensure that you make a backup copy of your files).
 
Update us how it goes.
 
 
 
Regards,
 
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A quick note to say I am not a professional reviewer, at most an advanced user. I got quite a few PM?s on the product and thought will share my experience. My Config: i5, 1.8 GHZ, 8GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, Windows 10 64 bit, Home edition. Usable SSD: 190GB (Lenovo uses a 20GB partition for recovery and rest is used by Windows). I would rate this machine 8.0/10 - if they fixed the touch pad and paint it would be 9/10 in my books.  Best features:Weight :  Felt lighter and smaller than Macbook air 13: my rating 8.5/10Price / Performance: loads Photoshop CC loads in 5 secs : 9/10Battery : whole day out with normal work of 4/5 hours and presentations 8/10Charging time: 15% to 60% in 50 mins, while continuing to work on the PC:  8/10Design: Simple approach, thin Bezel, nonslip rubber grip under the chassis: 7/10Call centre: waiting time and attitude: 8/10Great form factor: I am leaving my tablet home:  9/10Ports: 2 USB and 1 thunderbolt port (I bought  a $ 3 thunderbolt to HMDI adapter for presentations) : 9/10.Spacebar scroll: pressing the pressbar will scroll the page (down only).Warranty: 2 years compared to Mac or Dell?s 1 year (can vary by geography) 9/10 Needs improvements:Sound: My Samsung headset from S5, sounds full of bass and body, when plugged in. PC speakers are a bit weak considering how thin it is. 6.5/10Touch pad accuracy and feel : Gold standard is Macbook. ... Read more

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The Built-in micrcophone does't seems to detected by IdaPad 710s Plus. Installing the latest drive "Realtek High Definition Audio" driver  from Lenovo website doesn't slove the issue.  

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Hi, since I got my Ideapad 710s everything has been running smoothly, however, in the last month or so whenever I load something the mouse cursor disapears. If I go into settings and set the mouse pointer again it will appear as normal when something is loading, but within five minutes will go back to disappearing.  Another problem that started slighlty before that was that the night light (blue light filter) setting refused to turn off between 9pm and 6am, even when it said it was turned off. Now it is turned off, but won't turn on.  In general there has been lots of little settings malfunctions just like this, which while not laptop breaking, are increasingly annoying.  Any suggestions? 

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Lenovo Ideapad 710S's ACPI driver just got updated on 14 Sep 2016. However, I can't get it to install. Its installer closes immediately upon launch, similar to the cases here: Lenovo G580 Windows 10 ACPI Driver not installing and Y500 ACPI driver not installing. ACPI driver: Laptops-and-netbooks :: 700-Series :: 710S-13isk - Lenovo Support (SG) -Advanced Configuration and Power Management Interface (ACPI) Driver for Windows 10 (32-bit, 64-bit) ... Any advice is greatly appreciated.

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Hi,Iv'e had the 710s for about two weeks. At first i would get about 5 - 5.5 hours of work time from it. But yesterday the battery started draininig very fast, and i'm now getting about 2.5 hours of work time. Iv'e not installed anything new or made any special changes. Any idea what this could be?

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Today, I updated my Realtek Audio Driver to version 6.0.1.7831 (dated 7/21/2016). After installation, I immediately realized that the taskbar icon changed from Dolby to Realtek default icon:? -> ? Next, I went to Programs and Features and found out that "Dolby Audio X2 Windows APP" disappeared from the list. Originally, both of these Dolby programs came with the laptop:? After the update, I was only left with this:? The impact of this is that I can no longer toggle the different sound features provided by the Dolby App. I contacted Lenovo via online chat support but the personnel insists Dolby is not a supported program by Lenovo without giving me a valid solution or answer. Did Lenovo omit Dolby App in the latest Audio Driver by mistake? Or did Lenovo intentionally removed it due to the vulnerability explained here: "Dolby Audio X2 (DAX2) privilege escalation" https://support.lenovo.com/sg/en/product_security/len_4884#/IdeaPad. If anybody is facing the same issue / has any solutions / answers, kindly leave a comment below. Thank you.

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Lenovo ideapad 710s . after selecting safe mode, switch off and switch on, I get black screen with LOGO and I see the BIOS does not recognize the ssd anymore. After a new samsung with a pc board factory defective (well known board problem that the model was withdrawn from the market), now i fall again in a big problem with lenovo. i m a little bit boring. did I loose all my data on ssd? and how to get back this new computer, now?

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People help out, lost a few (4) screws from the bottom cover. Where to buy a replacement? Can there is a information of what type, the size of the screws there. Thank you in advance

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People help out, lost a few (4) screws from the bottom cover. Where to buy a replacement? Can there is a information of what type, the size of the screws there. Thank you in advance

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When I click on the Battery Gauge Icon on my taskbar, a pop-window appears with an error message as seen in the photo. How can I get rid of this?

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I am planning to get a Transcend 128GB JetDrive Lite 130 Flash Expansion Card supported by Macbook. Wanted to check if this would be supportable on Lenovo Ideapad 710S as well? I have a SD card, but it does not go completely in. Any other alternative of increasing storage space? Lenovo is not helping in replacing the SSD. 

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Lenovo ideapad 710s . after selecting safe mode, switch off and switch on, I get black screen with LOGO and I see the BIOS does not recognize the ssd anymore. After a new samsung with a pc board factory defective (well known board problem that the model was withdrawn from the market), now i fall again in a big problem with lenovo. i m a little bit boring. did I loose all my data on ssd? and how to get back this new computer, now?

A:Lenovo ideapad 710s safe mode from msconfig, and does not recognized the ssd. Please help...

I m now downloading the win10 recovery usb key software >(thanks to the current guarantee it is on). anyone knows if it is going to restore the Bios so that the SSD come up again?

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My problem consists of the following: - When I turn on the computer the mouse pointer behaves correctly.- After a few minutes of use, when I give the order to open a web in chrome (for example) the image of the pointer starts to look less sharp, but still works correctly.- The biggest problem comes a few minutes later when it starts to move each time it is loading something, and it starts to appear and disappear. Then using the PC is a nightmare.  I have updated all the drivers and I have even made a complete format but the problem continues.Any solution or someone who has the same problem?I'm desperate. Thank you 

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Lenovo Ideapad 710s + Windows 10 used to work wirelessly with an HP 4675 printer. Now it is only working with a USB connection, while another laptop (Assus +win10) & andorid phone can connect wirelessly.It all started when printer was going offline (only with my Ideapd), tried every solution suggested by HP, including several unistallations and reinstallations of HP software & derivers. When trying to install or to convert from USB to wireless,it fails , the HP software can not find the "Network Device".Ideapad connects to the wireless network (same network the printer is connected to).Thanks for any help.

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Hi - the current version of the ideapad 710s BIOS does not allow changing of the SATA/drive mode from RAID to AHCI. As a result, it is pretty much impossible to install Linux onto these systems. I've tried multiple combinations of things - completely wiped the drive, disabled UEFI, Secure Boot and enabled Legacy mode, etc - and nothing works.  The currently locked SATA mode basically prevents Linux from even seeing the SSD.  I've tried the latest versions of Ubuntu and Gentoo - both with the same result. Is there any reason why this setting is not exposed?  Are there any plans to expose it?  

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Less than a month ago I bought a brand new Lenovo Ideapad 710s, today it suddenly turned off even though it's battery was at 64%. I then plugged in the charger and tried turning it on - nothing happened. Then I held down the power button at it turned on. Only to turn off again after about 15 minutes.Now, it won't turn on at all.If I hold down the power button, the light behind the keyboard blinks, but the screen stays black. When I plug in the charger, the light that shows it is charging is on, so the charger is working.I just can't turn on my computer at all. I don't know if this information is needed, but I have used it almost every day, around 6 hours every day I've used it (I'm using it for school only). The only things installed on the computer was Office 365 and a driver so that I could use my printer.Any idea how to get it working again?

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Since some weeks I have been experiencing some issues with charging the battery.  It was charging just occasionally,  I often needed to unplug power cable and plug it back in to proceed charging, "plugged in, not charging" and so on.  It was working like that until yesterday. Now,  the bettery seems to be fully uncharged. If I plug in power cable, no one led is on, and also nothing happens. I cannot turn it on...  The charger should be ok, at least, the voltage inside of laptop is ok. I tried several workarounds for "power led is on,  but laptop wont turn on", but nothing helped. What else could I try before sending it to the service?

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Yesterday I bought a new Lenovo ideapad 710s and already I'm experiencing difficulties with the touchpad. It occasionally just gets stuck for a few seconds, which is very frustrating, and also the touchpad scrolling doesn't work, even though I have enabled it in the mouse settings. I've also made sure the drivers are up to date, and the problems are still there. Does anyone know how to deal with these problems?

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What capacity SD card is the largest that it will recognise? Cant find any information on this in any of the product literature. Thanks

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I bought ideapad 710S after research and survey, but the performance of 710s is really disappointing. The computer has strange problem and unstable performance. After my first week, I sent it to the maintanence center. Lenovo maintenance center was nice enough to change the mainboard for me. However, after 3 weeks of using, the problems reoccured again. the computer has slow processing capability.  I use simple word program and my typing does not show on the screen simultanously, instead there is the waiting cycle icon keeps apperaing. Plus, there seem to be extreme heat release problem with lound fan noise. I returned to the maintenance center and after that 3 weeks, the shop replaced ROM and heat fan.
When I got home, I started working on the document and recognize heat problem is gone. However, the delay processing problem remains. I have a problem getting my work done with this 710S because everything delays. By everything I mean my typed sentence delays by more than 10 seconds, my access to internet website consumes more than 30 seconds, program opening takes almost 1 minute. I feel disappointed, frustrated and mad with the quality of ideapad. I was a fan of thinkpad and this wiped off and torn down my believe of lenovo brand. 
 
 
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Hello,I have a new Ideapad 710s, which I love.However, the right click is not working when browsing the net, which has frustrated me. Any advice please. Much thanks,Al

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Hi,  My Ideapad 710s which is only like 8 months old is currently with Lenovo for a warranty repair.  The comma key became loose and fell off the keyboard, the little clips on the back were broken so I was wasn't able to clip it back on.  I sent it to Lenovo under my 3 year warranty and now they are refusing to fix it under the warranty.  What can I do about this?  Why would anyone break their comma key on purpose? The rest of the laptop is in perfect condition so it is clear that I have not abused the laptop, every other key is absolutely fine.  Seeing that it was simply a matter of clipping a new key on, I asked Lenovo to just post me one out and I would do it myself. They refused, and made me send it in. I did this, and now they are going to try and charge me for the postage which I didn't want to pay for anyway because the repair was so minor!!!  This will be the last Lenovo product I ever buy if they are so petty and treat their customers so badly over such a small repair that any reasonable person can see is a manufacturing fault.  I am furious about this, and hopefully you guys can give some advice.  Thanks

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Hello there!I'm planing to buy a new notebook, and found the 710s-13ISK (80SW003NGE) interesting. There are 5 different configurations of it, with different CPUs and memory amount. The cheapest one is the only one i could afford, and it has the weakest CPU i3-6100U, which is no issue at all, but this one has only 4GB of DDR3L. I'd still like to buy this one, but only if I'm able to upgrade the memory some day to 8GB, in case the 4GB are not enough for my usage scenarios. Unfortunately i cannot find any specific information, whether the mainboard has a RAM slot (so the 4GB could be replaced by bigger 8GB), or the memory is soldered directly on the mainboard (means not replaceable). Does anyone have this particular notebook, and could give me some information about this one? Many, many thanks in advance!

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