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Lenovo idea pad flex 2 not booting up

Q: Lenovo idea pad flex 2 not booting up

I turned my Lenovo laptop on Friday to see the usual splash Lenovo on start up and then nothing else happened it kept continually doing that and going no further. Just so you know my laptop has no warranty left as I got it last Christmas second hand. I have been looking at demonstration videos on you tube and what I have tried so far is. I plugged in an external usb keyboard and got into bios and checked it was detecting my hard drive and it was. The next step I did was disconnect internal power/ battery and did the hold of the power button for 30 seconds to 1 minute with the power cord connected only. And it was still doing the same. I then got advised to remove the cmos battery turn on laptop and then back off and put the battery back in. This has also failed to work so now I am looking for help here as I don't know what to do next and am hoping someone here has a different suggestion for me to try and hopefully get my laptop back up and running. Thank you in advance for any help given.

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 Today I was taking care of my sisters baby I normally have my computer sitting on my nightstand next to my bed, today I desire to eat a bowl of cereal I thought I was done there was a little bit of leftover chocolate milk which I put next to my laptop and accidentally hit it And spilled onto the bottom right side of my laptop I saw the milk speeding towards my keys (page down, page up, left & right arrow keys and etc) they do not work, & I had no idea what to do. My screen still worked and everything and it wasn't a lot of it only a small amount. So I decided to Take off the back bottom plastic of the laptop and I had set it sideways please help me I do not know what to do any suggestions? 

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Hi thereI have a Lenovo Flex 2-15 that does not switch on.It normally worked very well indeed, just today the screen froze and after trying to unfreeze I forced the laptop to switch off.Since then, I unsucessfully tried switching it on (after a few minutes), nothing happens though. Then when holding the power button for several seconds the key board light is on and the laptop beeps for a second and then switches off.Whalt could the issue be and how is this possible to repair?Many thanks to all.

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First thing I did was download a Windows 10 boot file onto a USB. I go through Repair Your Computer and all that until I get to trouble shooting. When I go to command prompt, right after i type in "Bootrec /rebuildbcd" and I type A (for all), it tells me "The requested system device cannot be found."
I've tried looking up help but I can't find any answers that help me. :/ What am I doing wrong?
 

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I purchased an Idea Centre 300S-11BR in May of 2016.  It ran fine for about 7 months, but died in December of 2016.  I could here it cycling to restart, but it would do so for 5 seconds, stop and then try again.   The repair was covered under warranty (1 year from date of purchase).  Lenovo sent someone out to replace the motherboard.  Computer worked fine. Fast forward another 11 months and the computer died again.  Same exact symptoms and problem. I would bet that the motherboard is the issue, again. Lenovo has said they will not service the computer as it is now 1 year out of warranty.  However, I believe that there was a defective part.  And the replacement part was 11 months old when it, too failed. I would be willing to pay for a lenovo support person to come on site to determine if the motherboard is defective.  If not, I would be willing to pay lenovo for the service.  Lenovo warranty said they were escalating this to the customer support folks and that I would hear something bacy by 10/13/2017.  It is now 10/16/2017 and i have heard nothing. Anyone else having issues with this desktop?  Any suggestionis about receiving warranty service?

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I purchased an Idea Centre 300S-11BR in May of 2016.  It ran fine for about 7 months, but died in December of 2016.  I could here it cycling to restart, but it would do so for 5 seconds, stop and then try again.   The repair was covered under warranty (1 year from date of purchase).  Lenovo sent someone out to replace the motherboard.  Computer worked fine. Fast forward another 11 months and the computer died again.  Same exact symptoms and problem. I would bet that the motherboard is the issue, again. Lenovo has said they will not service the computer as it is now 1 year out of warranty.  However, I believe that there was a defective part.  And the replacement part was 11 months old when it, too failed. I would be willing to pay for a lenovo support person to come on site to determine if the motherboard is defective.  If not, I would be willing to pay lenovo for the service.  Lenovo warranty said they were escalating this to the customer support folks and that I would hear something bacy by 10/13/2017.  It is now 10/16/2017 and i have heard nothing. Anyone else having issues with this desktop?  Any suggestionis about receiving warranty service?

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Hello, My parents have owned a Lenovo laptop for a couple of years now. However, recently this issue showed up and I wondered whether there is a chance there is a solution to this problem which I could try myself, since the laptop its warranty already expired. If I recall correctly, the model of the laptop is the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 2, running Windows 10. So here is the issue; the laptop has issues turning on. Oddly enough, it is not a very consistent issue. Eventually, the laptop does turn on. The problem is that this sometimes takes hours, other times the laptop appears to be able to boot instantly as it normally would. I have no idea what affects this. When pressing the power button, the keyboard backlight starts flashing. It does this until the laptop completely boots, and as I said, the amount of time this takes varies. I already tried looking for solutions on different forums, but they usually concern the issue where the keyboard backlight flashed and the laptop simply will not boot at all, which is not the case here, as it eventually does but often it takes a while.Other solutions suggested a certain amount of flashes meant a certain issue or failure. Problem here is that the amount of flashes seem to be random, so it is not as if it just keeps looping a certain amount of flashes as it varies. This leaves me puzzled as to what could be the culprit. I am not sure what to do, especially since I have not owned a Windows-based machine in a whi... Read more

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The right click on my Idea Pad Flex 4 works inconsistently.  The rest of the touch pad works fine.  Any ideas?

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My Flex laptop using Windows 10 connects well with the Verizon wi-fi which I use at my apartment.  However, at my building lounge, the wi-fi network is provided by RCN. I have added the lounge's network and pass?ord in my laptop, but it could not connect to the network. Is it the  issue of Windows 10, or wi-fi adapter Intel (R) wireless - N7260, or RCN's wi-fi service ? The building managent said the equipment in the lounge is configured to support any devices, is it a correct statement? Which wi-fi adapter brand  is compatibe to all wi-fi services and Windows 10?Please help me to solve this problem.

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Greetings and thank you in advance. I'm looking for the small one screw tab to the left of the hinge on the very bottom of the screen, Flex 4, but I have no idea what it's called or where to find it. Thank you in advance for any help locating this part, best regards.
 
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 

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Hi i got a question regarding the compatibility of the charger of lenovo flex 4 to the flex 5. I want to order the flex 4 charger because it is much cheaper than the flex5 one but i dont know if they re compatible. They look exactly the same so can someone please enlighten me??  

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I am currently using a Lenovo Flex 3 1470 and the keyboard for it stopped working and now I can't type any numbers or activate any function keys. I have spilled tea on my laptop and got it wet in the past so I am now looking to get my keyboard replaced.  I have managed to find some Flex 2 14 inch US keyboards on eBay for less than $20 that look exactly the same as the one on my laptop, but I can't be certain unless someone confirms.  Are the 2 keyboards the same? 

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So I have a Lenovo Flex 5 and a Lenovo Active Pen and the touchscreen works great with it. When I use writeIt by Lenovo, the pen has pressure sensitivity, but when I use any other software, I can't use that feature, and it is a pretty important one. Specifically, I need to use it with GIMP. I'm not sure if there's anything I can configure on that end for pressure sensitivity, but I hope there is some way I can use the pen for pressure sensitivity. Any help would be greatly appreciated

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Hey guys, first time here and I just want to inform you that I'm not a genius so please talk like you're talking to a 9years old kid..

So my problem is as the title says.. Well it started when I opened my laptop from sleep mode then it was hanging up and then it suddenly turned blue with sad face.. I didn't read the problem clearly but i remember it saying a problem about "kernel_????_????"..

I tried to hard reset my laptop cause it was taking so much time then it ended up stuck on the logo... Now I'm the one with the blue sad face...



Hope you guys can help me as soon as possible., thanks in advance..

A:lenovo flex 15 is stuck on lenovo logo

Right, you mentioned it turned blue with a sad face, that is a Blue Screen of Death (or proper term is Kernel bugcheck) which indicates something has gone wrong.
In order to help we'll need the .dmp files.
Follow these instructions:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ta-452654.html

Post back the correct files in your next reply, do note that it would be helpful if you uploaded them in another reply and not edit your first post as I won't get a notification via email you've edited the post.
It just helps me get back to you easier.

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My laptop will not boot I have pressed the recovery key and get the messages below

























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A:Idea pad 305 not booting

I forgot to say I have got a USB with windows 10 recovery on and the laptop won't boot from that saying EFI network 0 for ipv4 (1c-39-47-bb-ec-0f) boot failed

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I have a Flex 5 that will not boot past the Lenovo screen. I have tried pressing the Novo button on the side. This powers up the machine but it still hangs at the Lenovo screen and doesn?t move on to the Novo button menu.Does anyone have any suggestions? thanks! 

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i have a idea from my other post but i want tome one to point out soome flaws

objective
i want to dual boot.

vista chiness
vista english
xp sp3

i want to keep my chiness version. english is screwed so i wanna system restore to factory settings. but im not sure if it will reformat everything or just c drive

my plan

first i wanna to back up everything. files. download. music. pic. everything

second i wanna system restore my pc to origianl condition.

third (spitter) if it reformat my whole drive,

then i use acronis to make a 60gb partion to put chiness and xp sp3 in there. i will also make a z drive so i can put my files in it, so i can access it in what ever kinda os im in.

then a 30gb drive so i can put my regualar vista premure on it.

already in my pc a d drive. not touching

that it



and if it only reformat my c drive then that easy. i install xp sp3 in my e drive. the chiness one. and done

tell me if it works\

and recommendation

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Power LED - WhiteBattery LED - Solid AmberThere is power and fan is running but screen not working, on initial power you can see faint background flicker on screen, then after approx 15 secs the fan starts up and just keeps running.Sealed Unit so cannot remove battery. Have tried Power button for both 30 & 60 seconds - No changeHave tried Novo Button (?) not really a button as such but again no changeAnyone have any idea's before reading the last rites and returning under warranty??  Thanks in advance

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Hi,I have a lenovo flex 2-15(model name 20405) but my motherboard (PN: 5b20g36374) is fried. Is a motherboard PN:5B20G36277 compatible to my system?Thanks

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As soon as I turn on my laptop the fan starts going full speed. The keyboard and touchpad does not work and the Wi-Fi won't turn on. The touch screen works so I can still use the laptop.
 

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? ???? ?????? SSD ,?? ???? ??? ???? ????? ??????? ??? HDD ? ??? ??? ? ???????? ???? CD ?????????,?????? ???? ? ???? ????????? ???? HDD? ??? ???????????? ????? ??? ??????? HDD ???? ? ????????? ?? USB2.0 ??? USB3.0.

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Hi All, my laptop was accidently fell down and the right side panel of the screen is broken. To make it precise - the display panel edge right side is broken. Can this be fixed. Also from the day it has fell down when I restart or start the laptop post shut down it takes almost 10 mins to login. Pls someone help me how to fix this.

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Problem: Press power button, turns on and no display. Press power button to turn off then press to turn on, doesn't turn on but power button light is flashing. Plug in the charger and turn the Flex 10 off and on again, still not on. Tapping the keyboard, touchpad hoping something happens, no. Give it a couple more seconds then it turns on. Lenovo loading sign comes up then goes to blue screen saying "collecting data because there was an error then will restart for you", restarts. "There was an error with loading Windows. Given two options; option 1: Choose a recovery setting or option 2: restart". Both options have been clicked before and nothing has happened. This time tried choosing option 1 again and the screen starts flickering and Flex 10 turns off. Flex 10 has been opened from the back to check if memory, HDD and all else is correctly in place.  Any solutions? Could the battery be the problem?Is it worth replacing it altogether? Thanks,Scott

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Hi guys first post ever making and i am going to ask you guys if there is anyways i can add more ram to my flex  3 model 80ly i bought a 4 gb hoping to make a total of 6gb ram but cant figure out where it is 

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Dear allI am using lenovo ideapad 300 model 15isk.i was installing window 10(on linux mint operating system through bootable usb) while all the process of window finshed means pc  restart at installation end it got struk on lenovo logo while loading sign is on then leonovo sign and loading circle ends and mouse point shows upo with black screen it is noty moving forwardPlease  help

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Past week i received my Flex 5 14", first impressions was awesome - fast, good LCD, compact. But after few hours of use, all of my impressions was broken by fan noise - mine Acer Aspire Nitro, under 60-80% percent load CPU,  wasn't loud  a half of Lenovo is under 20% of CPU use. Fan isn't works correct at all, and, how can i see - issue is mass, many people wrote this or other forums with same issue. 
 
Only fix, i've found is undervolting CPU to 85% by Windows power management. Is that solution? Don't think.
 
When this issue will be fixed? Want to see official comments from Lenovo.
 
 
Mod's Edit: Posting edited to conform to the Community Guidelines.

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Does anyone have a Lenovo - Flex 4 1470? (Win10/64bit) I bought mine in July 2016 and yesterday when I signed on I got a pop-up from Lenovo telling me about a "critical" Lenovo update. I am pretty sure if was referring to BIOS update = v.0vcn.22ww / 120 MB.
I clicked for it to install and then another pop-up saying something about it (possibly) changing binaries, etc. I didn't know what that was all about and so I cancelled the downlod.
Today I phoned Lenovo and spoke to a woman who said "they" didn't recommend downloading/installing updates to BIOS unless I was having problem with this laptop.
As I asked, does anyone else have a Lenovo Flex 4.1470? If so, did you get this critical update notice and if you did, did you install it?
I am 81 years old and know nothing about these things and wonder if I should just forget about downloading the BIOS update? Or whether it MUST be downloaded for this Lenovo to operate properly.
Thanks for any help.
 

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My wife's Flex 14 stopped charging. I am thinking that battery is old and need replacement (I hope), but when I look on the Lenovo site, I do not see the battery. I tried contacting Lenovo, who argued with me that the battery is sealed (wrong), but finally send me to Emcompass parts. They looked up the serial number and was able to correctly identify the computer, but could not find the part number for the battery. They then transfer me to Geek Squad for some reason. I did see a few battery on sale at Amazon, but they appear to be greatly smaller in capacity (2200 instead of 3560 ma). Anyone know how I can order the higher capacity battery or at least locate the actual part number ? Is this normal, I never had issue getting batteries for my Dells. Paul 

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Anyone has a tutorial on how to open up an ideapad flex 4 so I can change hard drive?

A:Lenovo ideapad flex 4

Hello ShotokenThanks for using the Lenovo forums.If you check the hardware manual, that should be able to walk you through how to open it up and what order.
 
You can also find it on the support page: https://support.lenovo.com/de/en
 
 
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I've seen a few times where I have not used my Lenovo for a several minutes it will go into "sleep mode" and I have to hit the power button to open it again. But it is asking me to sign in. I have to turn it off by holding the power button and then turn it back on. And then it will start showing my normal desktop. How can I stop that "sign in" from showing? I never created a password and didn't think I need to do that.
Can anyone help?

In Sign In Options it has "Password.... Your account doesn't have a password. You must add a password before you can use the other sign-in options."
Whatever that means???? I never created a password and don't understand why it is asking me to "Sign In" when I turn in on from the Sleep mode.

(Win10/64 bit)
 

A:Lenovo Flex 4 1470

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Hi everyone!I am looking for ram to upgrade my lenovo flex 2 15 which has only 4 gb of ram and it's so so slow. I have found on the forums information about ram upgrade that it can be done. I have free slot avaialable. I have found in the manuals that it can handle only 1600 mhz speed. I am not sure which brand I am supposed to buy.. I have found Crucial RAM 8GB DDR3 1600 MT/s CL11 SODIMM 204pin and judging on informations from my system info software it is compatible with my system.  What do you think? 

A:Which RAM brand for Lenovo Flex 2 15?

Hi LeiceQ,
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
The hardware manual for your system does have ram listing of OEM certified ram.
In cases when you need to get third party ram for upgrade, just make sure that it shares the same specification (DDR3L low voltage(1333MHz/1600MHz) SODIMM 2) and review return options.
 
This discussion would further answer your query on your planned upgrade.
 
Regards

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I am looking at buying a Lenovo Flex 14 at a reasonable price but Im struggling to find if I have options that I want for HD.
I was going to go with a 1TB Hybrid drive but Im hearing bad reviews on them. The SSD that comes with it isnt near enough storage for me.
Then I thought, I could keep the SSD for the OS if I could install and additional HD for storage.
Can anyone tel me if there is a slot for an additional drive either as M.2, NGFF, mSATA or with an expansion using the optical drive slot?
Lenovo isnt very forthcoming with information on this that I can find.
 

A:Lenovo Flex 14 additional HD

According to the reviews I have read there are different versions of the flex 14. Some come with a 128Gb SSD, others come with a 500gb HDD. Also in the different version there are different CPUs. None of the reviews mention an optical drive and from the appearance of the case I see no ports that you could install one. Judging by the size of the case it doesn't appear to have a slot for a second hard drive.
 

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Hi Sir i have problem about Fn key on the Lenovo Flex 14it can't press F1-F12 directly because it must press the Fn+ these key.do you have the way for solve this problem? Best Reagard











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A:Lenovo Flex 14 Fn key problem

hi synes55
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
When you press the Power to turn it on start hitting the Fn+F2 and F2 only simultaneously.
It should get you to a bios settings
   Go to the Configuration tab and look for the "Hotkey Mode" option Toggle that to Disable the hit F10 or Fn+F10 to save and Exit
 
It should switch the use of F keys to legacy
 
Hope this helps
Cheers!
 
 




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Does anyone know if the Flex 6 (14") supports USB PD charging over its USB-C port?

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There is a lot of fan noise. My laptop is just 10days old.Should I have to replace the laptop?

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The display on my Lenovo flex 4 isn't working. It boots up fine. When I add a second screen though HDMI, the display appears on the second screen but not the flex screen. I've checked the screen share settings and it's on the duplicate screen setting. Also the brightness is turned up. The really strange thing (to me) is that the touch screen even works perfectly fine. When I touch it I see the response on the second screen.I've tried restarting, holding down the power button for 20 secs, and updating some drivers.I can make do with the second screen for now but any help would be greatly appreciated!! Don't have money for a repair at the time.

A:Lenovo Flex 4 - No display

After reading some things and further inspection, the screen actually does work. There is just no backlight!! Holding up a flashlight at a very particular angle allowed me to see my screen.  Is there anyway to fix the backlight?

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Hi everyone! May I check if Lenovo Flex 2-14 (Model: 20404, Core i7 4510U) support 2TB 2.5" Seagate Firecuda HDD? The z-height is just 7mm so it should fit perfectly. Just that I am not sure if the particular size and model are supported or not. Hope to hear from you guys soon, thanks in advance.

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My Lenovo Flex won't respond at all when I try to wake it up from sleep mode. I've tried to unplug it and hold the power button down for 30 seconds, but the light just keeps flashing. It's been unplugged all day, so to help battery should be really low, but it's not turning off. Any ideas or suggestions on what to do? I go back to classes soon and I need it for my classes, so I really need it up and running asap.

A:Lenovo Flex Won't Wake Up

This seems to be a widespread issue with Lenovo laptops for a very long time, but there appears to be very little effort being taken by Lenovo support to provide its customers with the solution, or a document with the steps to resolve the issue. Holding the power button down for 30 seconds should (on nearly all laptops and desktop computers) forces a hard power off, but apparently that does not work on Lenovo Laptops when they gets stuck in this state. From what I can gather from various forums on the Internet, the only way to get the system booting again, sort of waiting until the battery dies, is to remove the rear cover, and unplug the battery, wait a minute or so, and and then pug it back in.   Some users also report that updating the video driver, and perhaps the BIOS, will resolve the issue, but Lenovo Support has chosen to remain silent (publicly anyway) on which one, if any, is an actual fix on any of the many forum posts regarding the error, which leads me to believe that they haven't a clue. You do not mention what exact model of Flex you have, so I cannot point you too any of the instructions online on how to remove your cover and unplug the battery, so you might post the model number (not the serial number) in the forum,  or open a ticket with Lenovo Support, although I sounds like their phone support has not been too much help for others.  Good Luck,

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So whenever I plug in headphones or earphones, my laptop never recognizes it as "headphones", it simply recognizes as the standard speaker audio. Is there any way to fix this so I don't have to constantly change my volume every time I plug in a pair of headphones/earphones?  My laptop is a lenovo flex 14, it works great and the audio is fine; I just want to know how to do I get my laptop to recognize when I plug in headphones/earphones so the volume can be automatically adjusted. 

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Even though I charged my laptop, it won't turn on. I have also held the power button for a long period. I have an internal battery, so I cant take it out. 

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