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Lenovo Ideapad Y500 Fan Noise Problem

Q: Lenovo Ideapad Y500 Fan Noise Problem

Hi guys, this is my first post in these forums.Now, I searched a lot for a solution to my problem, but now I'm creating this thread.I got a Lenovo Ideapad Y500, and it worked really well for like a month, then I started hearing this really loud whirring noise and some vibration coming from the left side of the laptop, near the heat vents. I shut my laptop off and when I turned it backon It was gone.But now the noise is back and whenever I reboot my laptop is goes away but then it comes back after a while. Also, whenever I run the dust removal thingy in the Lenovo energy management app, It gets really loud then it goes away.I don't really feel lots of air coming out from the vent on the leftside of the laptop. I think it might be a fan problem but my laptop stays around 45-65 Celsius mostly. I don't know how hot it runs when I play games, though. Any help on this unnatural whirring sound that starts after a while is really appreciated.













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A: Lenovo Ideapad Y500 Fan Noise Problem

Hi TheMindlessZomb,

Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!

I?m sorry to hear that the Y500 fan is generating noise whenever the computer is turned ON and Dust removal feature is enabled, this may be the issue with hardware.

I would Strongly Suggest Calling Technical Support for Assistance.
Click hereto open a link where you can select the country and get the exact contact support number,

I?m sure they will be a great help, do post us back for further queries.

Best Regards

Shiva Kumar






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Hi All, I have Lenovo Ideapad Y500Recently my Ac adapter stopped working I searched on the internet but cant find the replacement charger for the same Can any one help me on finding the original or workaround charger for my laptop Some Laptop Specification Lenovo Ideapad Y500Model No 59-346619 I am also attaching my current charger for reference


























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So the laptop was running on Windows 8.1 and I did the upgrade to Windows 10.  But now it won't boot to Windows at all.  It's just stuck at the Lenovo boot screen.  Been like this for three days now.  Also I get the "Preparing Automatic Repair" occasionally on boot and I can get to the Windows 10 recovery screen, but I can't do System Restore or anything because I don't have a Windows login.I am starting to feel sick about any help would be appreciated.

A:Just got a Lenovo Y500 IdeaPad - won't boot to Win...

Use the novo button to see if you can get into recovery and do a fresh install but keeping personal files

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I just bought the Ideapad 320. It is so noisy. The fan whirrs even if I open a browser, or if it has just been turned on. It seems to be a common complaint on this site, with no solution. BIOS and drivers are updated. It is driving me crazy.

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Hi guys, I just got my Lenovo ideapad 700 for about a week now. I've activated the dust removal option for a few days and the option never exist anymore in my Lenovo Companion app. I found out there are vibrating and loud stuttering and static coming from my laptop fan whenever I fire up some casual games such as Dota 2 and Counter Strike: Global Offensive. The fan will return to normal after a reboot or after cooling down for sometime. But I'm afraid it's still an issue since I just got my new laptop for a week. What should I do? Please help.

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Okay so, I got my Lenovo Ideapad Y500 a couple days ago. Liked it and all BUT when I had my mouse connected into the laptop and then turned off the touchpad, it would not turn back on. The only way I could get my touchpad to work again is by restarting the computer, which is pretty frustrating. I searched this: http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/default.page?   for ANY drivers/software for the Y500 mousepad and there are none. Can anyone help me fix this problem before I get a refund from this potentially bad purchase? FN + F6 toggles the touchpad on and off and I have tried to turn it on and off, with and without the external mouse connected. Thanks for the help.











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A:Lenovo Ideapad Y500 Touchpad Not Working

My touchpad is virtually worthless. Advise people to stay away from the y500 until (if possible) Lenovo fixes this problem.

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Hello   I have ideapad Y500. For last one month or so my builtin keyboard or keypad is acting. Some times  Numbers they types somethng else, one key writes two numbers.  Some times my "G" key doesn't do any thing....somet times my function keys F1  F2  F3 they don't work for few days.... This happened after an update from microsoft.Please suggest the remedy.... Regards

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I have a lenovo ideapad y500 with a 1366x768 screen, and I am looking to pop open the screen, and replace the panel with a 1920x1080 screen. Assuming that I purchase another 15.6 inch screen (size of the original screen), is this possible? A model of the y500 is sold with a 1080p display, and the graphics card in my model is more than capable of outputting such a resolution. I was just wondering if there is a chance that the connections between my laptop and new screen would not match as I do not know if there is some sort of standard port with screens. Thanks!
 

A:Screen upgrade lenovo ideapad y500

You would need to find out the exact model of the 1080p screen was that was sold with that model and order the same one or compatible replacement model. Laptop screens are not universally interchangeable and you can't just buy any screen and connect it.
 

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So, long story short. I accidentally deleted my recovery partition and now it seems like the only thing that will get my laptop up and running normally again is a recovery disc from Lenovo. I just got off the phone with customer service and they informed me that recovery discs can not be ordered in USB form.  This is where my main issue is. My Lenovo Ideapad Y500 laptop did not come with a CD-ROM Drive. With that being said, I do not want to spend $69 on a recovery disc that will require me to purchase an external CD-ROM drive that potentially won't even work... When I asked customer support if I could return and get a refund for the disc if it will not boot through an external CD-ROM drive, they said no. Has anyone been able to run a recovery disc from an external cd-rom drive successfully? Any suggestions? I'm at my wit's end with this thing...

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Please help. Trying to upgrade it from the Store but it is stuck at installing, it seems halfway through. Left it overnight (8 hours) but still at the same place. Tried again, 3 times already but the same result. Then I tried downloading Window 8.1 ISO through official channels with success but when I try it that way it requires me to input my present Windows 8 product serial which originally came with the machine. But that didn't work because it is OEM.  Ultimately I am trying to upgrade to windows 10 but I need to upgrade to 8.1 first.  

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Sometimes the keys are working and most of the time they don't.  

A:Lenovo Ideapad Y500 Keyboard issues

Hi Subhasree16,
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
Try using an external usb keyboard and see if you would have the same issue. Test it also with the onscreen keyboard to help isolate if the issue is with the hardware.
 
Update us how it goes.
 
Regards
 

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Hello   I have ideapad Y500. For last one month or so my builtin keyboard or keypad is acting. Some times  Numbers they types somethng else, one key writes two numbers.  Some times my "G" key doesn't do any thing....somet times my function keys F1  F2  F3 they don't work for few days.... This happened after an update from microsoft.Please suggest the remedy.... Regards

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I have read older topics enough but haven't found a solution. Laptop is very quiet in idle mode but every time when I use browser (Firefox) and open a new tab the CPU fan starts spinning which is very annoying. I'm using Windows 10 and I have turned Windows Defender off. Also I flashed the latest BIOS (E5CN58WW) but so far nothing changed. Temps are around 35 while I post this but seems that SpeedFan can't control the fan. Only thing I noticed that when I open a new page / tab, CPU usage increases from 4 % to over 50 % depending on the page. Please, is there any solution for this?

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Is the use of 1866Mhz DDR3 RAM supported on the Y500?













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A:Does lenovo Ideapad Y500 support 1866Mhz DDR3 RAM

Hello Maxxender, I checked the hardware maintenance manual, it does not show support for more than 1600mhz speed per RAM stick for the Y500.





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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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My laptop had a boot failure . I do not have OS image with me . The laptop came with pre-installed Windows 8 . How can I install and activate OS on my laptop without having OS image with me . Thanks in advance

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Hello, I have ideapad y500 and  I've noticed that when ever I shut it off and power it back on the battery has drained. Its about 12% per night .. Its rly weird bcs i am not using "always on usb" or any others features. I think that it is HW bug or BIOS. I have noticed that when  i shut it down -> unplug the power cable then i remove and again attach the battery leave it for 12hours and there weren't any battery drain. So it only appears when i just unplug the power cable and leave it. I have read some topics(some ppl have the same problem) but i haven't find any solution. Is there any solution to solve this problem?? Bios version is the latest one.. I haven find any newest bios ver on your website.  Tomas

A:Lenovo Ideapad Y500 issue - battery drain (shutdown)

I'm assuming you have win 8. Try this:On the Windows 8 Start Screen, press CNTL + ALT + DEL.On the next screen select the Power icon located in the lower Right. When the options appear, press the SHIFT key and select "Restart". When the next screen appears, select "Turn off your PC". The unit will power down completely.See if you still have the battery draining.Note: Even if the unit is off, a little drain is expected to maintain the clock, etc.

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So i've had this laptop since 2013 and it can't run the newer games without being on the lowest of low qualities. Is there a way i can switch out my graphics card for a newer one? I have the dual 650M cards right now.

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Hello everyone,  Can someone please help me with the problem with my Lenovo Ideapad 320-15AST.The fan is always making sound as if there are some installation going on.According to the support website, i tried to update my latest BIOS https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/de/de/products/LAPTOPS-AND-NETBOOKS/300-SERIES/320-15AST/80XV/80XV00MYG... even though i have the same version with different date in January 2018.  I tried to update the BIOS again, but i got the error message "error 182-bios image is equal or older than ROM". Please help me what can i do, to get rid of this problem. I donot have a service center very close to me, so it would be a great help to get a solution here, before i decide to contact the support center.  Thank You.

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Alright so my fan noise problems was a little different from the last post, so when I first got the laptop I had Zero issues with fan noise, now after about one month of usage and a few updates what felt like all of a sudden, the fan would stay on constantly, and my estimated battery life dropped to 3.5 hrs max. It seemed to be after the bios update, I'm currently doing a factory restore, if it fails where do I move from here?

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Hey guys! Need help here. Just bought my lenovo y500 few weeks ago. It is indeed a very good computer, until I encounter the SPEAKER problem. When playing normal songs, it is perfectly fine. But after I test it out with bassy song. The left speaker started to vibrate crazily. after that, all those song i played have this problem also.AND THIS VERY IRRITATING. Isn't it suppose to be JBL speakers!? I don't think they cannot handle very low bass? Or am I just a unlucky one =(













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A:Lenovo y500 speaker problem

hi dexterleow93,
 
Welcome to the Lenovo Forums
 
Is the sound ok when you plug-in a earphone or headset?
 
If it is, can you try to  uninstall the Realtek HD Audio driver from the Control panel, reboot the PC, then try to play the sounds using the generic sound drive. If it works ok, reinstall the sound driver below:
 
Realtek Audio Driver1fau12ww.exe81.0MB
 
 
 
Let me know your findings
 
Cheers

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A:Lenovo IdeaPad Y510P CPU side Buzzing Noise

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A:Lenovo Y500 Small letters Problem(Resolution Problem)

hi tokayto,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
You can follow this thread / article on how to change the DPI setting of a pc.
 
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/443-dpi-display-size-settings-change.html
 
Let me know your findings
Cheers!





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A:Lenovo y500- problem with GeForce 750m or video hardware ?

Hello ryanbeef and Welcome to PCHF

Please do not double-post.

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A:Ideapad Y500 Keys (Broken, Poor design)

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Hello.As the title says, my Ideapad Y500 is starting to have some issues. A week ago it refused to shut down. Screen would turn off but not the laptop, which would remain kind of dormant. Following some advice online I uninstalled Express Cache form the Control Panel. Now the system turns off, but I have a new problem, this time booting up.Whenever I boot up the laptop it goes to the Lenovo splash screen, then black, then resets to the splash screen and stays there forever. If I shut it down manually and then boot it up again, it goes to Windows as it should, but the whole process takes from 2 to 10 minutes. If I try to restart the system, same thing happens.  If I keep doing this I fear one day it will just die on me.Added to this, I've been getting intermitent failures of the Intel RST software, which sometimes just won't work at all. Other times it's fine. I read somewhere I should update the drivers but I don't know where to find them or if hey may harm my pc even more.I'm running Windows 8.1 (64 bits). So far, besides uninstallid Express Cache, I have run chkdsk on both disks on my system and they appear to be fine (or at least nothing comes up when running the scan). Beyond this, I have no clue how to proceed. I'm not a especially tech savvy person, so any help you guys might give me will be greatly appreciated it. Also, if you can explain it as clear and simply as possible, it would be that much better. Thanks a lot!

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Hi, I have a Ideapad Y500 and have some HDD stability issues. I found that the version which is running on my Windows 10 system is 11.5.0.1207 .  The latest version from Intel is 15.9.0.1015 (date 11/14/2017 https://downloadcenter.intel.com/product/55005/Intel-Rapid-Storage-Technology-Intel-RST). I do not see a recent version on the Lenovo website.  Which version is recommended by Lenovo or can I install? My disks are:SanDisk SSD U100 16GBST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB 931GB For some Lenovo products I see new? downloads from 2012 which was Windows 8, so not very recent ..(https://support.lenovo.com/nl/en/downloads/) Thanks in advance!

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I'm looking to install a dual-band WLAN adapter into my Y500, but it is unclear which models are compatible. One option I've found is the Intel 3160. Does anyone know if that will work, or have a better suggestion? Thanks!

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