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Q: Do the Lenovo Flex 2 and Flex 3 14 inch use the sa...

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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Before I toss this mistake back in the box and bring it back to Staples, I figured why not play along. Most manufacturers are hiring abysmal, unqualified system engineers these days, so I may as well endure this nonsense with Lenovo since it's bound to happen in one form or another with the rest. I bought this for my daughter. You ship these things with 10 Home, loaded with all your Lenonsense, and right out of the box I wanted to wipe it out and install Win 7 Pro. So like any normal person with an IT background, I plugged in a flash drive with Windows 7 Pro on it, and hoped it would boot right to it. Of course it didn't, because "secure boot" was enabled. I then got into the bios and disabled that, with no success. Then I found your "reset" function in the bios which disables secure boot, and something else I forget what, that isn't an option in the bios to disable manually. So I did that, and it's still not recognizing the USB stick. Then I made another stick, following this nonsense. https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht078684The fact that someone at Lenovo thinks a 12 step COMMAND LINE process is reasonable to simply boot from a flash drive is amazing all by itself. I felt like Matthew Broderick in Wargames. Thanks for ride down Retro Lane courtesy of your system designer's incompetence. Of course that didn't work either, because you folks hire nothing but the best and brightest from countries that consider dogs lunch. How a company can tu... Read more

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I am looking at the Lenovo Flex 5 15.6 inch - 2 in 1 Laptop with a 4K UHD Display and Core i7-7500 U Processor.This comes with  1x16GB 2133MHz DDR4 module. Does the Flex 5 have 2 memory slots and can the RAM be upgraded to 32 GB in future?

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Hey guys, I've been looking all over for screw replacement specs and can't find any. Most of the screws on my bottom panel are stripped because they have really poor quality. Can someone send me a link to the dimensions or a kit with a lot of the replacement screws for the bottom panel? Also, any tips for getting a stripped screw out? Thanks

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I have Lenovo Flex 4 15 inch laptop and the letter "C" key has fallen out of the keyboard.  How to replace? where to order replancement key?

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Hey, I bought flex 5 14 inch recently however little disappointed with screen brightness. Screen is more towards yellowish and even on 100 % brightness it is not as bright as my hp or apple laptop. With other laptop what i get at 75% i am getting with flex on 100% or i say on even 100% it has background with yellow.  can anyone help me here. i tried changing color settings as well but no such good result. is my device faulty or it is the case with flex model. thanks

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Hey guys, first post so please forgive me if I sound a little awkward. I have the i5 Flex 4 14 inch which is great (other than the loose bottom tray that lets the trackpad dip in a little) but the fan noise SUCKS. I HATE fan noise with a passion because this is a productivity laptop and I do not want to be distracted noise. The fans turn on at around 35-38 degrees celcius (90-100) which is rediculous. Yes, I know, it is only one copper heat pipe cooling the CPU but honestly, I am completely fine with it reaching around 70 celcius before the fans turn on because I'm mainly writing essays and things like that. PLEASE let me know if there is a fan controller avalible. I have already tried Thinkpad Fan Control and speedfan but I do not know the fan adresses so I cannot create my own program. Thanks! Just noting, I have updated my bios which did absolutely nothing in terms of fan noise.

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Hi, I've been looking for some information about a laptop that for sale at Costco. It's a flex 4 14 inch laptop.  I cant seem to find anything about it anywhere and there was no info at the display.  Im hoping someone has some kind of information about it. Thanks! 

























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I would like to buy a replacement for my screen due to pink screen problem.LCD touch Screen or LCD cable.Please suggest where to buy replacement and how to look for which model to buy 

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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,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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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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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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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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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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Bought my Flex 4 several months ago and every so often IO get a little pop-up at bottom right of screen saying something like "Lenovo Credential Needed."Just what is this and what do I have to do? I don't want to click on it and then find out I did something I should not have done or have signed-up for something I didn't want, etc.Can someone enlighten me?

A:Lenovo - Flex 4 1470 2-in-1 14"

Hi there, Alicez           -
 
Thank you for writing in to the Lenovo Forum - happy to have you here today.
 
You can try setting the credentials for this device in the Windows Credential Manager: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/what-is-credential-manager You can locate the Credentials Manager by clicking the Windows start button and typing in "Credentials".
 
Update us how it goes.
 
 
 
Regards,
 
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Hello everyone!I just bought a flex 5 i7 8th generation laptop from microsoft canada's website. So, far I have only done some normal use and it has been running quite hot. I can't even put it on my lap for more than 5-10 mins. Can anyone suggest what might be an issue or is there anyone else also having the sams issue? I do hear the fan everyone once in a while but mostly the fan is quite but the bottom of the laptop is getting really hot.

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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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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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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!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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Hello. Thank you for taking the time to read this.I got a Lenovo Flex 2 15 a while ago. Over these three months I've tried to find information wether this laptop supports a stylus to draw with to begin with, and which models would those be.After searching in forums, sent pms to Lenovo support via Facebook and being utterly ignored, contacting support of styluses makers (Adonit for example) I always get the same copy pasted get X stylus for Ipad and X for *other lenovo models, like Yoga700, etc* which do not seem to list my model among them. Perhaps it is because of the year or because Lenovo Flex 2 is not being made anymore, which I noticed after getting it, sadly. So I ask once again... perhaps this time someone will know! Does the Lenovo Flex 2 15 support Wacom or any other brand styluses to draw on the screen with? If so, which is the model I should go for? Thank you again for any answer that you could provide.













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A:Stylus for Lenovo Flex 2 15

It doesn't support Wacom digitizers, but you can get a capacitive stylus and that'll work.
Here's a good one: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01AUVS3HU/?tag=thewire06-20&linkCode=xm2&ascsubtag=WC20560

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Bought my Flex 4 several months ago and every so often IO get a little pop-up at bottom right of screen saying something like "Lenovo Credential Needed."Just what is this and what do I have to do? I don't want to click on it and then find out I did something I should not have done or have signed-up for something I didn't want, etc.Can someone enlighten me?

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Help, my new LeNOVO IdeaPad Flex 10 crashed and all recovery attempts failed.I need the original product key to download the original Windows 8.1. from Microsoft.Much thanks for any help!! 













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A:LeNOVO IdeaPad Flex 10

Dear Orang
 
welcome in lenovo community 
 
Kindly send us in a private massage your machine serial number . and the error massage you used to get durring the recovery .
 
let us know
 
Thanks
Alaa





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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
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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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I am thinking about purchasing the following and wonder if someone would tell me what they think about it or if they already own one and how they like it:

Lenovo - Flex 4 1470 2-in-1 14" Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Pentium - 4GB Memory - 500GB Hard Drive Weighs 3.86 lbs. and measures 0.8" thin

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/lenovo-...D=1&siteID=je6NUbpObpQ-X_jbAmd8IenR6wnXAaenjQ
 

A:Lenovo - Flex 4 1470

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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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I am looking to get a decent stylus so I can take better notes using my Flex 4, but I have found that none of the active stylus on Amazon say that they work specifically for the Flex 4. I contacted support through web chat earlier and they informed me that if it says Lenovo Yoga 900, it should work. If it's marked for the Yoga 900s, would it still work? Does anyone happen to have a suggestion for a stylus that will be primarily used for taking notes and writing in general?

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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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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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I need Windows 8
I need a really small laptop
I need fast booting
I need to have 20+ Chrome tabs open + a few more on Firefox

I was thinking of getting the LENOVO Flex 10
Seems really cheap. Has a touch screen

Good idea? Bad idea?

Thanks
OM
 

A:LENOVO Flex 10 + SSD - how fast?

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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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Does the Lenovo Flex 4 15" have a removable battery?

A:Lenovo Flex 4 15" Battery

Hi Forrest_Canton , 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
 
Based on the hardware manual page 36 , battery is internal and is considered FRU (field replaceable unit). Removing it would require opening the base cover. 
 
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Hope this help answer your query.
 
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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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I have numerous devices that work just fine on other laptops running Windows 10 (64bit) or Windows 7 (64 Bit) however my Lenovo Flex 5-1570 (Type 81CA) does not recognize any of the USB 2.0 devices they come up in device manager as: This device is not configured correctly. (Code 1)Access is denied.To find a driver for this device, click Update Driver. I am logged in as the administrator so this should not be denied. When I attemp to "Update Driver" I get the following message: Windows encountered a problem installing the drivers for your device Windows found drivers for your device but encountered an error while attempting to installthem.Disk driveAccess is denied.If you know the manufacturer of your device, you can visit their website and check the supportsection for drivers. Any Assistance in correcting this issue would be appreciated.  

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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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I was wondering if a eGPU setup would work on the Flex 5 since it has an NGFF port. Any thoughts?

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What is the port next to the power connection used for?  It looks like USB C but I guess it's not? LENOVO 80R3 Flex 3-1480 

A:USB C looking port on Lenovo Flex 3

It is not a port.  It accepts a security cable lock.

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